Police sponsored cookery classes commence in Agricola


By Leroy Smith

Commander of 'A' Division, Clifton Hicken.
Commander of ‘A’ Division, Clifton Hicken.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty five females and one male from the community of Agricola, East Bank Demerara on Friday were officially oriented to be part of a 16 weeks elementary cookery class which is being sponsored by the Guyana Police Force through its ‘A’ Division management.

Speaking at the orientation session, ‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken told the participants that the police decided to further work with them in wake of the ongoing relationship the police share with the younger people in the area.

The group of women represents single mothers, unemployed and school drop outs. He told the women and man that at the end of the sessions they will be in possession of skills which can cause them to be self-sufficient and earn for themselves.

Hicken also encouraged the gathering to push towards working together and explore the possibility of establishing their own community catering service at the end of the training. Hicken stressed that there will be continuous training for the young people to make them competitive with the rest of caterers countrywide.

The Commander said that as the program goes along other persons would be added as the objective is to get all the young people from the community of Agricola to channel their energies in areas which are not contradictory to the laws of Guyana.

The first eight weeks of the training will focus on the preparation of appetizers, cakes, pastries, salads, desserts, beverages and cookies. There would also be a graduation exercise upon the completion of the programme.



  1. dont understand it why police have to work in certain areas with certain youths to try preventing them from being criminals..you want to wear lets say niki shorts and michael jordon boots then work for it sweat for it to purchase it dont go putting guns to those who work for it. its your mind thats criminal and no police outreach with reach those..dont understand this either..your rulers tells you you live in a depressed community..then why you making 1 – 2 -3 and 4 kids sometimes for different men..come on people start thinking for yourselves and you are bound to do better in life..u dont understand your rulers playing you like the fools you are for political gains..if the community is depressed..no jobs no investments coming in then move where there are jobs..then again one has to ask if some of these people really want a job..see them hanging out under demico daily..those will never work a day in their lives honestly.


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