204 junior Police ranks promoted

first_imgThe most anticipated time of the year for members of the Guyana Police Force is here, and some 204 junior ranks made this year’s promotions list.These promotions: from the ranks of corporal to sergeant, lance corporal and constable to corporal, and constable to lance corporal, have been approved by theActing Commissioner of Police, David RamnaraineActing Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine, and will take effect from December 31, 2017.In his New Year message to the Force on Friday, Ramnarine reminded members of the Force of their onerous calling, which he noted has been fulfilled to general satisfaction, notwithstanding the numerous demands and challenges faced, in particular by those who tarnished the image of the Force and brought it into disrepute.“Let us resolve to improve out quality of service, as already we are making great strides forward in solving serious and other crimes, but obviously much more can and must be done to prevent these crimes,” he posited.The acting Police Commissioner further noted that the year ahead would bring about greater demands on the Police Force, and therefore professionalism must be compatible.“I have no doubt that with increased human and other resources, those increased expectations from our master and other key stakeholders will be met to satisfaction; and in this regard, I urge that we each make that special resolve to improve individually and collectively, in pursuit of the objectives of the Force,” Ramnarine implored.While reflecting on his tenure leading the Force as acting Commissioner, Ramnarine expressed his gratitude for the support during the latter half of 2017.He concluded by telling those who have been elevated to higher rank that promotion comes with greater responsibility and increased expectations.In regard to the promotions, 31 officers were promoted from the rank of corporal to sergeant; while 43 ranks who were once lance corporals were promoted to corporals, and 22 from constables to corporals.Additionally, 66 ranks who held the position of constables will now serve as lance corporals.Meanwhile under Special Constabulary regular ranks, four corporals have been promoted to sergeants. Another five lance corporals and two other constables were also elevated to corporals, while 11 Special Constabulary regular ranks were promoted from constables to lance corporals.With respect to the Special Constabulary (GUYSTAC), one person holding the rank of corporal was promoted to the post of sergeant; while two lance corporals and a constable were all promoted to corporals. Further, four cConstables were elevated to the post of lance corporal in the GUYSTAC department.Moreover, three ranks under rural constabulary were elevated from the rank of corporal to sergeant, while nine constables were given new portfolios as corporals.last_img read more

Venezuelan teen killed in Region 9

first_imgA 16-year-old Venezuelan was stabbed to death on Sunday at Tabatinga, Central Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).Dead is Alberto Inima. Police reported on Monday that the incident occurred at about 04:00h. Reports are Inima and the suspect were at a shop when an argument ensued and they left the premises. According to Police, a short while after, Inima was found at Tabatinga Creek with wounds about his body. He was taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival (DOA). The suspect was taken into custody and is assisting with the investigations.This is the second teenager to be killed in less than one week. Last Thursday 15-year-old Derril Wong of Lot 42 Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, was stabbed to death by another teen with whom he had a heated argument.Based on reports received, the now dead young man, after returning home from school, went to visit a friend in Graham Street, Plaisance, when he was stabbed twice to his back at about 16:00h.Initial investigation revealed that the two teenagers were in a yard when an argument broke out between them. Soon after, Wong was seen lying in a pool of blood with at least two stab wounds to his body.last_img read more