(Guyana Times) The People’s Progressive Party/C (PPP/C) said Monday it was willing to meet with the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) Government half-way and hold negotiations outside the courts, to have the deadlock on a Mayor for the Municipality of Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) and chairpersons for the five Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) matters ongoing on the tied Local Authority Area (LAA), settled.
There is a report in another section of the online media that a senior female Guyana Police Force (GPF) rank is being punished after she ordered a strip club which Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud was in at the time closed.
The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) has submitted a number of questions to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan in the National Assembly with the hope of providing clarity on a number of issues related to President David Granger’s pardoning of convicted felons.
President David Granger, in an effort to exculpate his Government, has said that corruption in Guyana was more rampant outside of Government and as such, the usual anti-corruption critics of his Government should focus more on the Private Sector and non-State organisations, where he believed the scourge was raging. This is in stark contrast to comments made by the then opposition APNU and AFC which now forms the government Granger leads. Continue reading Granger blames Private Sector for corruption – Ignores US State Department, TIGI criticisms
There are reports in a section of the media that the APNU+AFC controlled Georgetown Mayor and City is now in deep financial crisis with no money to pay its workers, contracted security, drainage and garbage collection services.
Local online news site Demerara Waves attributed this information to a source at City Hall which it did not name.
What was expected to be an exciting time for members of the parliamentary Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), turned out to be very insulting and unpleasant event, as there were no seating arrangements for them when they turned up at D’Urban Park to witness the flag raising ceremony.
So the Commissioner of Police and former Crime Chief has finally raised his head, scampering off to Kaieteur News for cover.
He appears to be quite upset and bothered by the call for Blanhum to be immediately promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police which is befitting of a Crime Chief of the Guyana Police Force.
Further, he seems flustered by the comparison made between his years as Crime Chief and the current Crime Chief’s one year record.
That is a burden he will have to carry. As regards “ducking” applications for overseas training for Police ranks. That is a complete falsehood. Numerous ranks went overseas for training under my watch. One example of the poverty of the Force’s approach to this matter would suffice; it took about four years for three Commissioners including Persaud to produce a five (5) year overseas training plan for ranks in the various branches of the Guyana Police Force. When the “plan” was finally produced it was worthless.
The APNU+AFC government finally named its controversial ‘Diaspora Advisors’ after facing a mountain of criticisms and public pressure. The issue was also raised by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic(PPP/C) and at Tuesday’s sitting of Parliament several questions on the matter were posed to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, by Member of Parliament (MP), Anil Nandlall.