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Guyana has me scratching my head – commentary

Guyana has me scratching my head

FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | BY  |  COLUMNISTSMY COLUMN

Something must be wrong with my country—horribly wrong. Almost each morning in the past month and now at the start of this month I wake up to news of someone being killed. I remember at the end of last year, I hoped that the New Year would bring the peace and quiet for which this country had become well known. That has not been the case.

I would not detail the murders, because everyone knows about them. There are more news agencies than there ever was and each of them broadcast the horror in chilling detail. The electronic media even publish the gruesome photographs.

There was a time when the public made known their displeasure at the publication of these photographs in the newspapers and even by the television stations that featured a newscast. Today, the country is taking these things in stride.

In fact, the younger people actually rush to see these photographs with ghoulish glee. Something must be wrong with my country.  Continue reading

Brazilian nationals complain about Police harassment – video

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dSfyacK3WKM

Brazilian nationals complain about Police harassment  - video

Posted: 08 Nov 2012 02:42 PM PST

Some traffic policemen and ranks from the Tactical Services Unit, have apparently taken over the job of immigration officers when it comes to Brazilian nationals in Guyana and now many of those Brazilian nationals are complaining about being harassed for no apparent reason.

Capitol News understands, that even in the city, some TSU and traffic ranks, would pull over vehicles carrying Brazilians and demand to see their passports and immigration status. In some cases, they would demand money while threatening many of the Brazilians, that if they do not pay up, they could face jail time. One source said, it has become such a regular feature at many of the transportation services which frequent the Lethem area, that Brazilian passengers set aside money to pay the rogue cops.     Continue reading

After the 2011 elections – Freddie Kissoon

After the 2011 elections

NOVEMBER 27, 2011 | BY KNEWS | FREDDIE KISSOON 

In days to come, Guyana will have a new president. Obviously, there will be personnel changes in the Ministries and Permanent Secretary positions and on State Boards. To put it simply; Guyana will have a brand new government. Whoever those people might be, there can hardly be any doubt about it – the Guyanese people want to see deep and extensive changes in some areas of life in the Republic.

There must be positive responses to these expectations. We can start with policing. The Guyana Police Force has to be reorganized. The citizenry in Guyana has enormous reservations about the GPF. In Guyana, the police are viewed as uncouth human beings who are out of control and who have little respect for the rights of citizens.  Continue reading

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