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No place for corrupt, rogue cops in Police Force – Ramnarine

first_imgIn light of a recent report from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which highlights that the Guyana Police Force is the least trusted institution in the country, acting Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine has stated that efforts are being undertaken to strengthen relations with the public.Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Ramnarine was pellucid that he will not tolerate unprofessional behaviour by ranks that could tarnish the reputation of the Police Force, especially since significant effort has been put in place to rebuild public trust.Acting Police Commissioner David RamnarineWhile there has been much work done under the Force’s ‘Social Crime Prevention’ programme to further strengthen the Police-community relations, the acting Police Commissioner sought to emphasise on efforts taken within the Force to build public trust.He explained that the Force’s lower-order comprises mainly of young persons who lack some of the basic skills that are needed to promote a professional and trust-worthy institution.“A large percentage of the Force at a lower level consists of young members of the Force lacking much needed experience, patience, tolerance and we are working on them. There has to be constant supervision; you got to be driving in their heads all the time that they have taken an oath to serve… and that their conduct and the discharge of those responsibilities is always under focus,” he stated.According to the acting Commissioner, in the past, the Force would cover up and even tolerate delinquent behaviour from ranks because it needed the staff, but this has changed and the junior ranks have been cautioned that this will no longer be obtained.“Gone are the days when you tolerate a deviant rank, whether criminally or departmentally, because you can’t help it; you don’t have persons joining the Force and so you are hesitant to let that person go and try to cover up or have a soft-touch with the deviant behaviour, but now we have a line out there,” he declared.Moreover, the acting Police Commissioner highlighted that not only is the Force receiving more recruitment applications, but are receiving applications from persons who are highly qualified, such as post graduates who want to be enlisted in the Police Force.In fact, he disclosed that only a couple of days ago, someone with a Degree in Economics had expressed interest in joining the Force, while there continues to be applications from diploma and degree holders. This, he noted, is quite distinct, given the fact that about 10 years ago, people were joining the Force with basically primary and secondary education.Ramnarine further pointed out that with a long line of potential recruits on the waiting list, “we are not going to hesitate to make the decision that when you join, you take the training and then you graduate and believe you become a god onto yourself – you have a uniform, you have a gun, you have accomplices with you and you are going to terrorise and do foolishness to besmirch the image of the Force – not understanding that the image of the country is at stake by your actions, not only the Police Force and yourself, so we will have to let you go, we are not going to keep you.”On this note, Ramnarine went on to outline that actions are constantly being taken against those corrupt and rogue officers.In fact, he noted that only recently he was forced to take “condign and swift” actions against two ranks from the Immigration Branch who were involved in an “ugly” incident at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).“We can’t have that, we can’t tolerate that and we can’t be indecisive on taking actions,” he posited.The acting Police Commissioner further disclosed that over the years, there have been doubts about whether the Police Force would be able to “investigate, charge and prosecute our own”. He responded to this revealing that 12 ranks were dismissed from the Force for various offences last year, while some 15 ranks were gotten rid of so far this year.last_img read more

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Govt stands cost for Guyanese in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas to be flown home

first_imgThe Government of Guyana is presently preparing to yet again stand the cost to fly home 23 more Guyanese who were left devastated and stranded following Hurricane Dorian which ravaged The Bahamas on September 1.Orin Grimmond and his family upon their arrival at the CJIA on SundayA family of five Guyanese has already returned home by flights sponsored by the Guyana Government on September 15.Though Citizenship Minister Winston Felix could not give an approximate figure for the flights, he noted that Government’s focus is presently on returning 23 more Guyanese safely home shortly.“We dealt with this first five, this family, and we anticipate there are others. We do not leave Guyanese in distress, who are outside of Guyana. We do not do that. We showed that in 2017 and it continues now…those arrangements have to be properly organised and then we [will] know how they are coming, but these are issues under consideration now” Minister Felix assured.Thirty-five-year-old Orin Grimmond and his wife, 35-year-old Sholme Grimmond, arrived with their three children at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Sunday last.They were greeted by Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Karen Cummings; Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams and Director of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig.Orin Grimmond, who was a teacher along with his wife in The Bahamas detailed the horrific experience they faced when the hurricane hit.The young father reported that his family sought refuge in the ceiling of their Marsha Harbour home.Noting that his family miraculously survived, Grimmond recounted “The water was rising…It was terrifying because there is no way to escape…And so what we did, we kicked the door out”.The family does not intend to return to The Bahamas to live but stated that they will return to visit friends and family.Presently, there are about 80 Guyanese families living on the affected islands. The Government, through the CDC, is coordinating relief efforts for Guyanese living there.Dorian, a category five hurricane, ripped through the small Caribbean archipelago with winds near 240 kilometres per hour (150 miles per hour), the US National Hurricane Center said.A BBC report stated that Dorian was the most powerful storm to hit The Bahamas.Bahamians are now facing severe health threats as they are trying to cope with the lack of access to toilets, clean water, and medication.Meanwhile, the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has set up an account here for persons who would like to make contributions towards assisting persons in The Bahamas.Persons desirous of contributing financial donations are asked to make those contributions to the account named GBTI Hurricane Relief Fund-Bahamas # 011802963011.last_img read more


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Policeman accused of beating vendor transferred to TSU – Top Cop

first_imgAs the Guyana Police Force seeks legal advice for the case where a police officer allegedly assaulted a vendor while arresting him at a city wharf, Police Commissioner Leslie James has indicated that the rank has been transferred.At a recent press conference, he informed that the officer is now stationed at the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) at Eve Leary, Georgetown.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesThis incident, which occurred at the Meadow Bank wharf, was videoed by eyewitnesses. The officer was in the company of a fellow rank as he was seen assaulting the man with handcuffs while arresting him for alleged theft.“That matter has been concluded and we’re now seeking legal advice. That’s a matter that happened a few weeks ago…He has since been removed from Division Four A. He’s currently at the Tactical Services Unit performing duties,” the Top Cop affirmed.Guyana Times had initially reported that the officer was relieved of his duties. Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Sub-division A (Georgetown), Assistant Police Commissioner Edgar Thomas had told this publication that the probe was spearheaded by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).Police ranks are issued various items to execute their duties; for instance, a baton is used to assist in subduing a suspect, the Commander noted, while a pair of handcuffs has another use.The policeman and Quincy Little during the encounterHowever, when a police officer uses one of his tools for a purpose than the one originally intended, this will lead to questions about whether or not the rank had stepped out of line or breached the rights of the suspect.On December 5, the video went viral on social media (Facebook) with the police officer in question attempting to aid his colleague in arresting 32-year-old Quincy Little.Little was accused of stealing a snapper from another vendor and the police visited him two hours after the simple larceny report was made, requesting that he accompany them to the Ruimveldt Police Station. He told the media that he requested that the ranks call his brother before he was arrested, but was denied this.Little was subsequently released on self-bail upon his arrival at the police station after which he was taken to the hospital. He vehemently told reporters that he was innocent and the vendor who made the accusation against him did not want to take the matter further.He further stated that his brother, who also vends on the wharf, volunteered to repay the $6000, which is the value of the fish.last_img read more


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Newcastle v Sunderland line ups: predicted XIs for the derby live on talkSPORT

first_img1 As Newcastle prepare to take on Sunderland at St James’ Park on Sunday, a match you can hear live on talkSPORT, Alan Pardew is looking to get the better of opposite number Gus Poyet for the first time in a Tyne-Wear clash.Last season the Black Cats beat the Magpies twice and were convincing 3-0 winners on Tyneside in February as Fabio Borini, Adam Johnson and Jack Colback got on the scoresheet.This year Colback will be wearing the black and white of Newcastle instead of the red and white of Sunderland having made a controversial free transfer switch in the summer.His ability on the ball has seen him become a key player instantaneously for Pardew, and earned him an England call-up, but Poyet has struggled to replace the ginger midfield maestro.Sunderland will be tough to beat though, they’ve only lost four Premier League games this season, it’s just scoring goals they struggle with as Jozy Altidore continues his 29 game goal drought in the top-flight.But, as Newcastle contend with a goalkeeper crisis, the Black Cats could strike it lucky in what may well be another classic derby encounter.So how will the two sides line-up? talkSPORT takes a look…Newcastle United’s possible line-up: 1 Alan Pardew and Gus Poyet center_img Sunderland’s possible line-up: 1last_img read more



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Read Pogba’s attack on Man United’s tactics in full

first_img silverware REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 4 impact Most popular football news Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Mourinho was disappointed with his team Pogba was one of France’s best players as they won the World Cup this summer 4 Sir Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Pogba was not happy with Man United’s tactics against Wolves REVEALED ADVICE Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack no dice center_img He was only being honest, but Paul Pogba’s comments on Manchester United’s style of play are sure to make his relationship with his manager even frostier.The club lost further ground on Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City when they drew with Wolves at Old Trafford in front of former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.And Pogba aimed a dig at the team’s tactics. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Pogba, who won the World Cup with France during the summer has been linked with a move away to Barcelona in recent months and on Saturday it was being reported the club were planning to watch him in EVERY game this season. 4 huge blow England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “When we are at home we should attack, attack, attack. That’s Old Trafford,” he said.“We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves. We are here to attack. I think teams are scared when they see Manchester United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake.“Maybe the attitude should be better and we should play better because, again, we are at Old Trafford and we should just attack and press like we did against Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal last season.“When we play like this it’s easier for us.” Asked about what is stopping the team from playing the way fans are often crying out for at Old Trafford, he said: “I can’t tell you because I’m a player. It’s not me.“I’m not the manager, I cannot, like, say that, but obviously we should show more options of playing.“But I cannot say that, because I’m a player. That’s my way of thinking – we should move better. We should move more, yeah.”Mourinho, though, was equally scathing about the performance of his players.“[Wolves] play like I like to play which is like the World Cup final. That’s the attitude I like my teams to have every match. We didn’t have that, they did.“They play every ball with every second with the maximum intensity and desire and we didn’t.” BEST OF When quizzed at the start of September about where he may be playing football next season, the 25-year-old said: “My future is currently in Manchester, I still have a contract, I’m playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months.“One thing I can assure you: I will always give 100 percent, no matter which coach I always give everything for United – I cannot say more.”last_img read more


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HEAVY SNOW AND ICE CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR MOTORISTS

first_imgMuchish: By Tony Duffy for donegaldaily.comSNOW has returned to Donegal tonight, falling at lower levels than in recent days.A heavy snowfall has moved down through the county and has covered roads in Fanad, Milford, Ramelton and Kilmacrennan areas.It has also started snowing heavily in and around Letterkenny, with forecasters saying it will move west in the next few hours. Temperatures in the county are set to fall as low as -5C overnight.Donegal County Council staff are once again working through the night to keep main routes open. HEAVY SNOW AND ICE CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR MOTORISTS was last modified: January 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:donegal weatherHEAVY SNOW AND ICE CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR MOTORISTSlast_img read more


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DONEGAL GIVEN HUGE BOOST AS ANTHONY THOMPSON COMMITS FOR SEASON AHEAD

first_imgAnthony Thompson has committed to Donegal for the 2015 season.Donegal have been handed a massive boost following the news that wing half-back Anthony Thompson will commit for the 2015 campaign.There had been huge doubts regarding Thompson’s future after he was forced to emigrate in search of employment.Thompson is now living and working in London and it looked highly unlikely he would return to the Donegal set-up under Rory Gallagher. However, it has been announced that the Naomh Conaill will fly over and back for games and should be available for Donegal’s National League encounter with Derry in a fortnight.Thompson has been a mainstay of the side for the previous four seasons under previous manager Jim McGuinness and been an outstanding and pivotal figure for Donegal.He’s been very unlucky not to be awarded with an All-Star award.With Rory Kavanagh announcing his retirement yesterday, the news Thompson is staying on is even more significant now following the loss of the St Eunan’s man. DONEGAL GIVEN HUGE BOOST AS ANTHONY THOMPSON COMMITS FOR SEASON AHEAD was last modified: January 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Anthony ThompsondonegalGAALondonnewsSportUKlast_img read more


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Letterkenny jury panel no longer required

first_imgThe jury panel due attend at Letterkenny Circuit Court tomorrow (Friday, April 27th) at 10.30am is no longer required.Anybody who was due to attend the court as part of the jury panel on Friday morning does not now need to attend.Letterkenny jury panel no longer required was last modified: April 26th, 2018 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)last_img


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QPR v Wolves: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgQPR midfielder Henry could face his former clubKick-off: 12.30pm, Saturday 23 January 2016Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northampton)Match in a nutshell: Rangers aim for only their second home win since October against a Wolves side missing two key players.Five key battles: Including Karl Henry against former team-mate Dave EdwardsInjuries and suspensionsWOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERSRuled out: Jordan Graham (knee ligaments), Michal Zyro (calf), Emiliano Martinez (thigh), Nouha Dicko (knee ligaments).QPRRuled out: None. Possible line-upsWolves: Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Ebanks-Landell, Doherty; Coady, McDonald; Van La Parra, Edwards, Henry; Le Fondre. Subs from: McCarey, Golbourne, Hause, Price, Saville, Byrne, Enobakhare, Sigurdarson.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Phillips, Henry, Fer, Hoilett; Polter, Washington. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Hill, Angella, Yun, Tozser, Doughty, Faurlin, Luongo, Chery, Petrasso, Emmanuel-Thomas, Grego-Cox, Mackie. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: W D L D L (5 points)Home: L D D D W (4 points)Wolves total: L W W W W (12 points)Away: W W L W D (10 points)Top scorers – all competitionsWolves: Afobe 10; Henry 5; Edwards 4; Le Fondre 3, McDonald 3, Ojo 3, Zyro 3; Batth 1, Byrne 1, Dicko 1, Doherty 1, Ebanks-Landell 1, Enobakhare 1, Graham 1.QPR: Austin 10; Emmanuel-Thomas 5, Phillips 5; Chery 4, Hoilett 4, Polter 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1.Last five meetings19 August 2015: Wolves 2 QPR 34 February 2012: QPR 1 Wolves 217 September 2011: Wolves 0 QPR 318 April 2009: Wolves 1 QPR 06 December 2008: QPR 1 Wolves 0QPR 3 wins, Wolves 2 wins, 0 drawsSee also:QPR v Wolves: five key battlesQPR sign Ingram and plan short-term Motta dealFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more