‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) has commissioned its fleet of vehicles which were recently gifted to the Guyana Police Force by the People’s Republic of China.The division received four new vehicles and a motorcycle to assist in its crime- fighting efforts. The simple handing-over ceremony was attended by numerous law enforcement and regional officials. Speaking at the ceremony, held in the compound of the Mackenzie Police Station, Divisional Commander Fazil Karimbaksh said he was very elated to receive the vehicles on behalf of the division. He noted that acquiring them was not an easy task.The vehicles which were given to ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani)He said they will be issued to various Police stations within the division where urgent need exists. The Commander also posited that the vehicles would greatly assist in helping ranks to keep the crime rate down, moreso at this time of the festive season, when there is expected to be intensified Police patrols.“I think most of the stations will be equipped with vehicles, so that we can respond in a timely manner to reports…” the commander said.Assistant Superintendent Alistair Roberts, in his remarks, also posited that the vehicles would greatly assist in crime fighting.Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) Chairman, Renis Morian, urged the Police team to use the vehicles with care.The fleet of vehicles gifted to G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands)Meanwhile, Commander of G Division (Essequibo Coast/Essequibo Islands), Khalid Parsaram, has said that Police within the division are moving in a positive direction to safeguard and protect citizens during the festive season.He made this disclosure at a simple handing over ceremony of vehicles on Friday. Parsaram disclosed that the division received four new vehicles that would help to facilitate better patrolling in the region. He said the division’s major challenge in the past had been transportation shortage.AccountabilityThe divisional commander has said that a maintenance plan is in place in the division to care for the vehicles, and a logistics officer is also now is in place.In order for the vehicles to be put in use, ranks will have to sign for the keys and fill out a handing over form after every shift. Weekly inspection will be done to ensure that the vehicles serve their purposes and are not used for personal errands. The name of the station and emergency number will be printed on each vehicle.The divisional commander has said that ranks who will be driving the vehicles would be retested and certified. If any damage occurs to any vehicle, officers would be charged accordingly.“Police will be more visible within the communities, and the vehicles are there to provide better service. They will enhance the forces capability for the Christmas season, and provide a faster response to emergencies,” the divisional commander has said.Two ATVs and motorcycles would also be dispatched to the division next week.Present at the ceremony were Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt, Mayor Ravindranauth Mohan and members from the Cops and Faith network, Community Policing Group, station management committees, and a representative from the chamber of commerce. The vehicles were blessed by representatives of the cops and faith network.
…urges citizens to be on lookout, call in PoliceThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has issued a warning to residents to be on the lookout for persons posing as employees of the election agency, who then go on to request documents from these residents.Guyana Elections CommissionThis was communicated by GECOM’s Public Relations Officer, Yolanda Ward, and via a notice. In the case of Ward, she noted that GECOM received reports from residents of persons purporting to be GECOM officials.According to Ward, these ‘officials’ visit homes and offer to conduct transactions as part of the ongoing Claims and Objections exercise (C&O), despite the fact that during C&O, residents visit GECOM’s office and not the other way around.“GECOM is urging residents to be vigilant and to only conduct transactions at the permanent and temporary GECOM Registration Offices,” Ward noted in communication with members of the media.While the PRO’s warnings were for the general public, the notice from GECOM specifically advised residents in Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), to be on the lookout for persons coming into their community and telling them that house-to-house was illegal.“Do not accept offers to be registered,” GECOM further advised. “These persons have not been authorised by GECOM and you should not furnish them with any personal information. Please report any instance of such to the nearest police station.”Last week, Opposition-nominated Commissioner Sase Gunraj told reporters after a meeting that Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield updated them that more than 2100 transactions had been recorded at the time during the C&O exercise.He further related that they are still trying to get more details on other aspects such as the H2H data, as well as the overseas fingerprint cross-matching before any decisions are taken. According to the Opposition-nominated Commissioner, the encoding (entering data into GECOM’s database) of the H2H data is scheduled to finish by today.The preceding week, Government-nominated Commissioner Charles Corbin had told reporters that the encoded data will be available for scrutiny before the C&O exercise concludes in November.GECOM was forced to bring the controversial H2H Registration to a premature end on August 31, by which time it had obtained in excess of 370,000 registrants.It was then decided that the new data obtained will be merged with the existing National Register of Registrants (NRR) Database – something which the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has been against.
Frank Butler with Martin Mullin as they cut Corn with Cobs, Tom and Charlie at Ballyconnolly, Letterkenny assisted by Harry Friel, Geoffrey Mullin, John Crossan, Denis Friel and George Black. Photo- Clive WassonWhat a difference a day makes.Yesterday this group of men had to roll up their sleeves in warm sunshine in Letterkenny to cut and gather corn.The picture was a throw-back to another time. Today’s heavy downpours would certainly have dampened their spirits.Many thanks to photographer Clive Wasson for the stunning pictures.Frank Butler with Martin Mullin as they cut corn with Cobs, Tom and Charlie at Ballyconnolly, Letterkenny. Photo- Clive Wasson.EARNING THEIR CORN THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY – PIC SPECIAL! was last modified: September 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cutting cornletterkenny