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

Special Olympics athletes return home with new hardware

first_imgWatson earned herself a first place finish in the Division F02 100m event, finishing at the top with a time of 26.88 seconds.Both ladies raced in the Division F04 400m event, with Jakubowski placing first at 2:29.78 and Watson crossing the finish line fifth at 2:56.53.The athletes also partook in the 800m event, with Jakubowski earning another first place finish at 5:31.78 in the F2 Division, and Watson placing fourth in the F3 Division with a time of 6:38.94.- Advertisement -Finally, Jakubowski raced in the F1 Division 1600m race, finishing in third place with a time of 13:03.40.For a complete look at all the results, visit the Games’ official website.last_img