Conduct fair, unbiased investigation into recent death in Police lock-ups

first_imgDear Editor,I am extremely disturbed at the increasing amount of our citizens who are dying or suffering serious and debilitating injuries while in Police custody.Thirty-nine-year-old Lalbachan Bachan of Maria’s Lodge, Essequibo Coast, was the latest victim. A young, strong man arrested for driving under the influence and died while in Police custody.His young children are now fatherless and the breadwinner of the family has passed. People’s lives have been turned upside down.The authorities seem to not be taking this most gross violation of people’s human rights into account. Hardly anyone ever gets punished for these terrible violations and abuse.In some ways, this is a reflection of what is happening at the highest level of Government. The abuse of power is seeping down to all levels of the administration.The Police force is a very important institution in any society. If people feel abused by those who are charged with the responsibility to protect them and they lose confidence in the Force, then we can decent into lawlessness.I, therefore, urge the leadership of the Police to immediately do a fair and unbiased investigation and punish those responsible for the death of Lallbachan Bachan. We must halt this trend before it consumes us all.I extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr Bachan. I also express my condolences to the people of the Essequibo Coast.Yours sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

Guyana gets full membership of Caribbean Local Government Association

first_imgThe intervention of the Guyana Association of Municipalities (GAM) has resulted in Guyana now returning to full-term membership status, under the Caribbean Local Government Association (CALGA).CALGA Second Vice President Anthony Roberts on Sunday wrapped up a three-day visit to Guyana where he delivered the good news to the Communities Ministry and the GAM. The CALGA official arrived last Thursday and met with Government and the GAM, noting that Guyana was elevated from observer status under the CALGA after fulfilling the relevant requirements. Guyana’s status was downgraded a few years ago, but measures were taken by the GAM to correct theGAM President Carwyn Holland and CALGA officialAnthony Roberts lapse. Roberts also expressed his satisfaction with the push for decentralisation and commended Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan for the positive report he received from the local municipalities, as he encouraged Guyana to keep pushing in the direction of full autonomy for local organs. He also noted that there was still minimal friction between local organs and central and regional governments over interference.Minister Bulkan, in response, thanked CALGA for the confidence expressed and pledged Guyana’s full support to the regional organ, while committing to ensuring local government organs were fully equipped to carry out their functions effectively. GAM, which was instrumental in facilitating the visit which followed a recent CALGA strategic planning meeting in Trinidad, has recorded its second international success since being resuscitated, after earlier gaining  Guyana a place `on the executive body of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum. GAM President Carwyn Holland, who is also the outgoing Mayor of Linden, thanked CALGA for recognising the importance of Guyana’s contribution regionally and lobbied for Guyana to be the next host of the CALGA executive meeting, slated for June 2018. Holland noted that Guyana was a founder member of the Association and it was most fitting for the country to be the host. Roberts was also a Guest Speaker at the Corriverton Phagwah celebrations and met with the Mayor and Councillors there. Last Saturday, he held a meeting with the GAM executives and later travelled to Linden for sight-seeing and a meeting with the outgoing Mayor and Councillors. Roberts also called for Guyana’s support as the regional body seeks observer status with the Caribbean Community (Caricom).last_img

Smoke, not fire in Taylor

first_img**Update the Ministry of Environment has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Taylor – Click Here for Details** There’s no fire in Taylor, despite a thick smoke covering the community this afternoon. Taylor Fire Chief Dan Leighton says the Ministry of Environment has told him the smoke is likely coming from a burning on a farm downriver, possibly as far away as the Alberta border.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=507|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a4e95fe04bd7dcd4bceb24cbf6ec49e1-Leighton-thick_1_Pub.mp3] Chief Leighton says he’ll have to wait to hear back from the Ministry of Environment to know precisely what the smoke is from, and when it might stop coming.last_img

Tesla uses semi electric truck to deliver electric cars – the sustainable

first_imgTesla is in the middle of its end-the-quarter push to deliver as many vehicles as possible and it’s even using its own electric semi truck prototypes to deliver vehicles.CEO Elon Musk shared a picture of the Tesla Semi truck carrying the vehicle – showing a glimpse at a sustainable future in one picture. more…The post Tesla uses semi electric truck to deliver electric cars – the sustainable future in one picture appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forwardlast_img