Category Archives: crime and Investigations

The Parents of the Venezuelan Victim of the Florida Massacre: Our Battle Against Weapons Is Forever

The Parents of the Venezuelan Victim of the Florida Massacre: Our Battle Against Weapons Is Forever

PABLO DE LLANO | LaPatilla and Caracas Chronicles

The relatives of the student Joaquín Oliver, who died in Parkland and of Hispanic-Venezuelan nationality, call to fight for the regulation of the sale of weapons, Sad, Powerful, Piece published by El País

Joaquín Oliver Padauy lived 17 years and had three nationalities.  Venezuelan by birth, American by roots and Spanish by inheritance of his grandmother of Bilbao, whose family fled from Spain to America during the Civil War.     Continue reading

The Politics of Gun Control – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Politics of Gun Control – Time for Action!

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Here’s why gun control legislation is difficult to pass: The gun lobby, that includes the National Rifle Association (NRA), spent $135 million during 1998 to 2017 to oppose gun control laws. Gun control advocacy groups, on the other hand, spent a mere $19 million. The politicians are in the hip pocket of the NRA and they dance to the tune of the gun lobby. Sen. Marco Rubio could not distance himself from the NRA at the recent CNN Town Hall meeting.      Continue reading

US$500M PetroCaribe fraud at Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB)

… Investigators track US$5M in demurrage fees

February 20. 2018 – Kaieteur News

It started off in 2015 with the new Coalition Government wanting to know what happened at the various state agencies over the previous five or six years of the stewardship of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic.

This led to several forensic audits being commissioned. The findings were alarming enough for the administration to hand the reports to the police for further investigations.
The police gave the matters to its Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), which specialises in going after money crimes.

One of the big cases was the one involving the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB).      Continue reading

President Granger calls out corrupt police officers – By Adam Harris

President Granger calls out corrupt police officers

By Adam Harris

President David Granger’s address to the annual police officers’ conference was revealing. It highlighted the fact that the head of state was unhappy with the level of corruption in the force. In venting his unhappiness, he apportioned blame from the top to the bottom.

A fish rots from the head, he said. He continued that when one sees corruption at the bottom, it is because it is encouraged from the top. He spoke of senior officers who actually support the corruption by the junior ranks.    Continue reading

USA Gun Violence: Beyond the Guns – By Yvonne Sam

Beyond the Guns – By Yvonne Sam

It’s clear to see America is facing a crisis of responsibility.

Once again America is engulfed in what she does best—mourn, the most recent reason being the senseless killing of 14 students and 3 faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HighSchool in Parkland, Florida—-the 18th school shooting for the current year, and the 291st since 2013.  To any concerned human, the revelation of such data sounds like a serious crisis that beggars immediate attention.     Continue reading

Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + video

Extra point: Dale Hansen on school shootings


Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine  (published on June 25, 2016)


Guns in America

Here’s a suggestion: Let gun control be the main policy issue in the 2016 presidential elections. In this way the American public will get the chance to decide on policies regarding gun control.     Continue reading

Guyana: Busted carjackers stole over 100 vehicles

Busted carjackers stole over 100 vehicles

-used some in ‘private hire’ service, demanded $24,000 a week from drivers  

Police were yesterday still trying to assess the scope of the recently dismantled carjacking ring whose operations stretched from East Coast Demerara to Linden.

Investigators believe that the gang included ex-policemen, several young taxi drivers, individuals with access to firearm, mechanics and bodywork specialists, women who acquired duplicate vehicle keys, and individuals who assisted in providing forged documents.       Continue reading

You can’t cure corruption by ignoring it – President David Granger

You can’t cure corruption by ignoring it

 – President Granger tells Police Conference 

President David Granger

“Corruption like a malignant cancer cannot be cured by being ignored.” This was the firm declaration of President David Granger yesterday as he delivered piercing remarks at the 2018 Police Officers Conference at the Eve Leary Police Officers Mess.

The Head of State wasted no time in amplifying the important role of the Police Force even as he underscored his ‘no tolerance’ stance against corruption within its realm. He, moreover, made it clear to his attentive audience of police ranks of various levels that “if corruption is concealed it will continue…”   Continue reading

Violence in America – By Hubert  Williams (written in July 2012)

Violence in America

By Hubert  Williams (written in July 2012)

In 2016, The US had over 300 million guns – nearly one for every member of the population

Boston, Massachusetts, July 27, 2012 – – Every time some idiot takes a weapon(s), which the United States Constitution gives him the legal right to have, and murders people he has never met, this nation rises up in remorse, but then settles back comfortably to await the next appalling repetition.

From the way the public speaks, the possession of deadly weapons is a prerogative many Americans treasure.   Continue reading

How many US school shootings have there been in 2018 so far? – Eight – videos

How many US school shootings have there been in 2018 so far?

The Guardian – February 15, 2018

Attack on a Florida high school is the eighth shooting to have resulted in death or injury during the first seven weeks of the year

Just seven weeks into 2018, there have been eight shootings at US schools that have resulted in injury or death.          Continue reading

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