“GUYANA IS A SAFE PLACE”! SAYS JOE HARMON

Last Thursday the United States renewed its Level 2 travel advisory on Guyana. It advised travelers to exercise increased caution. The US’s four travel advisories range from ‘exercising normal caution’ to ‘do not travel.’ The recent shooting to death of three men at Black Bush Polder, Berbice, and another three men in a home in […]

SYSTEMIC VIOLENCE AND CORRUPTION IN THE POLICE FORCE

This article below was first published in June, 2014, in a different political era. The recent shooting by the Police of three men on the seawall demonstrates the continuing relevance of the issues discussed at that time. I wrote as follows: Violence and corruption in the police force can no longer be classified as allegations. […]

INVESTIGATING MISCONDUCT AND CORRUPTION

The Guyana Police Force offers protection and security to the citizens of Guyana.  When, therefore the Acting Commissioner undertakes to improve rapport with the public and investigate misconduct and corruption, it should be welcomed. Previous Commissioners have given such undertakings in the past, but the fact that they have had to be repeated again and […]