Security lapses chasing away investments in Guyana – PSC

 

Prison fires

… chides Govt for failing to hold any officials accountable

It is almost as if the country has settled down to a state of normalcy, despite the upheavals back in July when the Camp Street Prison was razed and over a dozen high profile inmates escaped. But the business community has reported that they are still dealing with the fall out.

Members of the Private Sector Commission with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and other officials

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) had raised its concerns with President David Granger, who then referred them to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan. Following a meeting with the Minister earlier in the week, the Commission revealed that due to the security lapses, tourism and investments into the economy are suffering.

Public confidence in security, according to the Commission in a statement after the meeting, is worsening due to the fact that no official, at any level, has even been held accountable and charged for the prison fire and escapes.

“The Commission emphasised the serious damage that these events have caused to investor confidence here, at home and abroad, and to tourism and underlined the fact that scheduled business visits from abroad and planned events have either been postponed or relocated,” they stated.

The Commission further expressed its concern over the inability of the Police to effectively curb the incidence of violent crime reaching into business places and homes across the country. “Our citizens, the Commission stressed, are now living in a constant state of fear.”

The Commission noted that acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine, in responding to their concerns, had promised that a Police investigation into the fire was underway. He had told the business executives that the probe would soon be completed.

“The Minister acknowledged the need for the urgent restoration of public confidence in the security and safety of our prison system and was open and frank in addressing the challenges faced by the country from the threat of violent crime. The Minister assured the Commission that every effort was being made to recapture the escapees who are still at large and to return the situation to normalcy,” the PSC said.

According to the PSC, Minister Ramjattan informed them that “gross overcrowding neglected over a long number of years will demand substantial sums of money not readily available to construct a new and expanded system sufficient to accommodate the present prison population.”

Confidentiality
The business body noted that a “comprehensive and confidential brief” was provided on the current steps being taken to improve the prison system. The Minister also shared with the Commission Government’s plans for the construction of a modern facility in the Mazaruni.

When it comes to the status of the prisoners, including those who are still at large, the PSC was also given a confidential brief. According to the Commission, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, made a comprehensive statistical presentation which covered the current and historical status of prisoners both in the system and at large.

“The Commission strongly recommended to the Minister that he make the presentation public since it would go a long way towards reassuring the public that the authorities were in control of the situation,” the PSC stated.

On the question of rehabilitation of convicted prisoners, the Minister and his team also outlined the significant efforts and arrangements in place, in spite of extremely limited resources and space, to ensure that released prisoners were able to be gainfully employed on their reintegration into society, the PSC said.

According to the Commission, however, the Minister lamented the fact that ex-convicts generally have a hard time reintegrating because the stigma attached to ex-convicts makes it difficult to find employment for them.

A total of 19 prisoners escaped in two separate jail breaks over the course of weeks. When the smoke cleared, however, all but four were recaptured. Those still at large are Uree Varsyck, the Camp Street inmate who is alleged to have shot and severely injured prison officers; Royden Williams, who had been on death row for the Bartica Massacre; Cobena Stephens; and Paul Goriah

 

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caribny posted:

Hmmm. There was a prison escape under the PPP and mayhem reigned for many months after that.

You all wouldn't blame the PPP though.

PPP was blamed, but you also know it was PNC inspired!  Now the PNC in charge, their brethren in jail upset at not being released, so they took matters into their own hands!

caribny posted:

Hmmm. There was a prison escape under the PPP and mayhem reigned for many months after that.

You all wouldn't blame the PPP though.

Orchestrated by the PNC. Don't forget that Hoyte marched with the Mash day prison escapees.  The PPP may have mismanaged crime fighting but they balanced this out with development. Today the PNC have halted all development due to mismanagement and can't even control crime. 

ba$eman posted:
caribny posted:

Hmmm. There was a prison escape under the PPP and mayhem reigned for many months after that.

You all wouldn't blame the PPP though.

PPP was blamed, but you also know it was PNC inspired!  Now the PNC in charge, their brethren in jail upset at not being released, so they took matters into their own hands!

Drugb posted:
caribny posted:

Hmmm. There was a prison escape under the PPP and mayhem reigned for many months after that.

You all wouldn't blame the PPP though.

Orchestrated by the PNC. Don't forget that Hoyte marched with the Mash day prison escapees.  The PPP may have mismanaged crime fighting but they balanced this out with development. Today the PNC have halted all development due to mismanagement and can't even control crime. 

And here we go. The PPP was in power at the time and all your excuses.

Now tell us which senior PNC officials were arrested for orchestrating this? If Hoyte was to blame why wasn't he arrested? Surely tying the PNC to criminals would have destroyed that party as Guyanese of ALL RACES were upset with the upsurge in crime.

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caribny posted:
ba$eman posted:
caribny posted:

Hmmm. There was a prison escape under the PPP and mayhem reigned for many months after that.

You all wouldn't blame the PPP though.

PPP was blamed, but you also know it was PNC inspired!  Now the PNC in charge, their brethren in jail upset at not being released, so they took matters into their own hands!

Drugb posted:
caribny posted:

Hmmm. There was a prison escape under the PPP and mayhem reigned for many months after that.

You all wouldn't blame the PPP though.

Orchestrated by the PNC. Don't forget that Hoyte marched with the Mash day prison escapees.  The PPP may have mismanaged crime fighting but they balanced this out with development. Today the PNC have halted all development due to mismanagement and can't even control crime. 

And here we go. The PPP was in power at the time and all your excuses.

Now tell us which senior PNC officials were arrested for orchestrating this? If Hoyte was to blame why wasn't he arrested? Surely tying the PNC to criminals would have destroyed that party as Guyanese of ALL RACES were upset with the upsurge in crime.

I agree, the upsurge in crime affecting/upsetting everyone.  The PNC tail wagging the dog!

ba$eman posted:
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I agree, the upsurge in crime affecting/upsetting everyone.  The PNC tail wagging the dog!

So why didn't Jagdeo furnish proof that the PNC was instrumental in the crime wave, if indeed it was.  The PNC did badly in 2006 and in fact such revelations would have guaranteed that it would have been wiped out.

The PPP didn't so we can conclude;

1. they have no proof but just want to peddle their usual racism that blacks are mere criminals and violent,  OR

2. they were just too inept to build a case and furnish proof.  OR

3.  the PNC wasn't involved but the PPP told lies to build its usual "black man a kill ahbe", this to scare East Indians and Amerindians to vote for them.

caribny posted:
ba$eman posted:
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I agree, the upsurge in crime affecting/upsetting everyone.  The PNC tail wagging the dog!

So why didn't Jagdeo furnish proof that the PNC was instrumental in the crime wave, if indeed it was.  The PNC did badly in 2006 and in fact such revelations would have guaranteed that it would have been wiped out.

The PPP didn't so we can conclude;

1. they have no proof but just want to peddle their usual racism that blacks are mere criminals and violent,  OR

2. they were just too inept to build a case and furnish proof.  OR

3.  the PNC wasn't involved but the PPP told lies to build its usual "black man a kill ahbe", this to scare East Indians and Amerindians to vote for them.

I think Jagdeo's response was the Phantom Gang. Dead men tell no tales. Waddel was a racists who used the airwave to broadcast his hate. 

I wish Indian ppl remember that, in their dealings with black racists.

As much as I would like to see prisoners rehabilitated and reintegrate into society, I believe the focus should be on the non-criminal youths that are hooked on drugs. Some criminals made their jobs a career that they cannot change no matter how much emphasis you put to break the camel's back. I also agree that many soft-core criminals should be a second chance at life. Ramjattan is bad news for the job he selected for himself. We should expect things to get worse rather than getting better with Ramjattan as our security minister. We will continue to read the daily prints on talks, but nothing will ever get implemented. 

Since the AFC/PNC took office, they presented an anti business atmosphere and presented Indos as thieves, drug dealers and criminals. This was an failed approach.

Like it or not, the AFC/PNC consists of a bunch of "talk men" who are not capable of moving the nation forward.

The PPP was not perfect but they were 1,000,000 million times better than a President who appears to be clueless and a cabinet which are of the same caliber. The lack of experience and leadership are pretty evident with the current leadership.

The PPP is poised for a massive majority in 2020. The biggest question is whether Granger intends to rig ?

Regarding crime, Ramjattan's failures deemed him unfit for the current position. The AFC/PNC has a bunch of people who are like square pegs in a round hole. This crime situation is getting worse, ask Berbicians who are experiencing an upsurge in crime, many of which are unreported in the mainstream media for unknown reasons.

This situation will only get worse as the economy continues in a tailspin.

 

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There was no accountability given from APNU/AFC about the two overseas investment's opportunity in Canada and New York, and now, the ones that are actually in Guyana, spending their hard-earned money are looking forward to running away due to lack of security. When investors are turning their back on Guyana, that's when things getting from bad to worse.

Prince posted:

There was no accountability given from APNU/AFC about the two overseas investment's opportunity in Canada and New York, and now, the ones that are actually in Guyana, spending their hard-earned money are looking forward to running away due to lack of security. When investors are turning their back on Guyana, that's when things getting from bad to worse.

The wheels are falling off. 

My grand parents were 100 percent accurate about the PNC. 

This AFC/PNC failure has taught the young generation what the AFC/PNC is really capable of doing by destroying the economy and Granger singing Burnham's praises with Moses at this side.

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Nehru posted:

Yuji and the GNI certified FILTH HEADS were brainwashed at Hope Estate to believe that they are the best thing since slice bread. Talk about being naive, dumb and stupid. But go easy on the retarded, they were born that way, FILTH in the head and all.

Their last resort is carrying the AFC/PNC Slop Can. The slop can will fly in their faces in 2020.

caribny posted:

And here we go. The PPP was in power at the time and all your excuses.

Now tell us which senior PNC officials were arrested for orchestrating this? If Hoyte was to blame why wasn't he arrested? Surely tying the PNC to criminals would have destroyed that party as Guyanese of ALL RACES were upset with the upsurge in crime.

I don't think anyone is saying that the PPP was not accountable for not arresting crime. However we should not discount the fact that the PNC, a majority party of Blacks, were orchestrating crime with the help of their operatives in the police and army which today remains 99.9% Negroes. 

I believe PPP supporters failed the party by not sending their children en masse to join the armed forces. Look at America, they make sure that whites proliferate all the armed forces. The IndosGs laid back and let the Blacks do their jobs and this is their downfall. 

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