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Date: 21 Oct 17 02:24am
– PCA Chairman  The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has recorded 68 complaints against police ranks for allegedly neglecting their duties for the year 2016. This information was provided to Kaieteur News by PCA Chairman Justice Cecil Kennard.According to the information provided by Justice Kennard, the PCA received between January 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016, a total of 145 complaints. Of this number, 135 have been closed, thus leaving 10 pending.Other complaints that were investigated by PCA included: three corrupt transactions, nine Unlawful arrests, two  Unlawful Seizure of property, nine Acting in a manner likely to bring discredit on the reputation of the Force,   four Assault, two  Demanding money to prevent prosecution, two Conduct himself in an important manner, six Wanting in civility to members of the public, eight Police misconduct, 10 Abuse of power, two Threats, 10 Police harassment, one Conduct himself in an oppressive manner, one Use of more force than necessary, and one of Abuse.Out of the total sum of complaints, the 68 that dealt with police ranks neglecting their duties represented the majority of complaints reported to the PCA.PCA ChairmanJustice Cecil KennardIn an interview with Kaieteur News, Justice Kennard stated that the PCA had received a total of 399 files from the Office of Professional Response (OPR). He disclosed that the PCA offered advice on these cases and returned them to OPR. There are however some cases that are yet to be closed, Justice Kennard noted.He went on to say that the PCA has a team of four investigators consisting of a retired Senior Inspector, a Chief Inspector, an Inspector and a former Captain of the Guyana Defence Force. These individuals were assigned to the PCA on the April 1, 2015, and “they were doing an excellent job” according to Justice Kennard.Justice Kennard stated that in order for an investigation to be conducted, a complaint must first be lodged at the PCA.Following this, a statement is taken from the complainant and according to Justice Kennard the police of whom the complaint was made against, is contacted and asked to give an explanation on the said matter by way of statement.  Both the complainant and the accused are entitled to produce a witness or multiple witnesses, Nike Air Max 2018 Release, Justice Kennard said.When the investigation is completed recommendations are made and given to the Police Service Commission for the necessary action to be taken.He went on to say that in cases whereby the ranks are from Constable to Sergeant, disciplinary hearings are conducted through the Office of the Commissioner of Police and if the ranks are above that of an Inspector and Assistant Commissioner, disciplinary  measures will be conducted by the Police Service Commission.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 02:24am
Wenda Hooper of South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, is a struggling, partly disabled single parent of six.Presently, Wenda cannot move around, unless it is with the aid of a walking stick, due to her arthritic condition.But she has learnt to live with her condition, and has adjusted accordingly.What she can however never come to terms with, is the fact that a plot of land that was allocated to her in 2002 by the Central Housing and Planning Authority, and for which she had paid completely, was coveted by a man whom she claims lives overseas.“To add insult to injury, this piece of land was stolen from right under my nose, and the man broke up my foundation, which I had already put down. That foundation cost me $500, 000, and for the land itself, I paid $58, 000. But this man couldn’t care less, he just come and break up everything, and then fence the place and build a bond. Now tell me, how could that be right? Is because this man living outside, and he got money and I ain’t got?”Hooper resides in a small house obliquely opposite the plot of land she had acquired, and had witnessed the entire demolition process by the man, who continued what he was doing despite the intervention of the police.“This thing happened in August 2009, it was a Friday, the twenty first to be exact- I could never forget that day. Was about nine o’clock, I look outside and see this man breaking me foundation. So I immediately went to see Mr Mingo at the RDC Office, and told him what was happening. Mr Mingo advised me to report the matter to the Mackenzie Police Station, which I did. However no police came to investigate the matter that day.”Hooper said that after the man continued to destroy her foundation, the following day she again sought the intervention of the police, who subsequently visited the place and spoke to him.He temporarily discontinued the activity but then resumed the demolition shortly after the police left, she reported.Another call was subsequently made to the police station by Hooper’s mother. “But the said rank answered the phone and told my mother that this individual has legal documents for the place, and that he would like to speak to intelligent people.”Within three days Hooper’s foundation was completely demolished.Another visit to the Mackenzie Police Station resulted in Hooper and the man being taken by police to a Housing Officer by the name of Mr Payne, who advised Hooper that she would have to be relocated.“Now tell me, how come is I got to be relocated, when I was there first and had acquired the land legally, and paid for it. Why they didn’t relocate this man. Is because he living outside? This is advantage, plain and simple. I’m a struggling woman. I cannot afford to build another foundation now, which would probably cost about three times what I spend on the last one. And this man ain’t got a conscience- he offering me $78, 000 for my foundation that he break up. Now what I gon do with that? This is eyepass to the max, ” Hooper complained.The woman said that she was recently allocated another plot of land in Amelia’s Ward, but she presently has no money to erect another foundation. She said that she is also not prepared to accept the money being offered by the man for her old foundation.Her only recourse now is to take legal action against him, but Hooper said that she cannot even afford that, given her present circumstances.There have been several reports in Linden of persons ‘coveting’ lands that were already allocated and paid for by other people.In many of the cases cited, the perpetrators are either persons of higher economic standing, Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Authentic, or overseas- based Lindeners.“It is time that this matter be looked into, or they gon get bloodshed”, one man declared. The man was also relocated, after his land was taken over by another, even though he had legal documents to prove his ownership.He however chose to remain anonymous.And a woman, whose land was coveted by another individual, had the last laugh, after she sought the intervention of higher authorities who ensured that she got back her land, complete with foundation and all.Calls to the local housing authority for a comment on the challenges facing some land owners in Linden went unanswered.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 02:23am
– Junior Finance Minister Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma says that while he understands that the public may be impatient, heJunior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharmais asking them to just wait a little bit longer. Government is expected to release numerous forensic audit reports in a matter of two weeks, he said.He promised that it will not be a second longer than this deadline.Only four of the 50 forensic audit reports launched by Government have been released. These are the reports on the Marriott Hotel, the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Carifesta X 2008 and the acquisition of the water cannon by the Ministry of Home Affairs.Sharma said, yesterday, that most of the reports are complete but are under review as the respective entities must have a chance to respond to some of the damning findings uncovered by the forensic auditors.Some of the firms contracted to conduct the forensic audits included Nigel Hinds Financial Service, Ram and Mc Rae and HLB Seebarran and Co. Chartered Accountant Anand Goolsarran along with Harryman Parmesar were also contracted to conduct several forensic audits.Nigel Hinds Financial Service earned some $25M for auditing agencies such as the Guyana Oil Company Limited (Guyoil), the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) and the Guyana Office for Investment (GoInvest).Ram and McRae bagged some $20M for auditing the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Guyana Gold Board and the E-Governance Project among others.Sharma said that Cabinet is working at a considerable pace as it is looking into at least one report at almost every meeting. The Junior Finance Minister was reluctant to say how many reports will be released and in what order. He said that this is a decision that will have to be made by the Cabinet members.Sharma insisted that the reports must receive Cabinet’s blessings before being released.It was in May that the Granger-led administration began expending some $133M of taxpayers’ dollars on 45 of the 50 forensic audits to ascertain how the assets of the state were sold, disposed of or transferred under the previous administration. The remaining five audits were sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Several audits were also launched in July while others started in later weeks. While the report on NICIL has been completed for months now with criminal proceedings still to take shape, those on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) have been completed for a longer period.Most of the forensic audits have unearthed several hidden accounts, with billions of dollars poised to be transferred to the Consolidated Fund by year end. Government stated that this phased transfer process has already started.More importantly, the forensic audits in some cases have reportedly not only uncovered fraud and various forms of corruption, but investigators have also made several critical recommendations for the way forward on several agencies and sectors, Cheap NBA Jerseys China, all of which Cabinet is yet to see.The government was also recently blasted for failing to release the forensic audit reports in a timely manner to the public. Making this comment in particular was Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, during a press conference which was held at Freedom House.“Government needs to release the reports now. Where are the audit reports? I thought they would have done one on the Specialty Hospital too. But they need to release the other audit reports on NICIL along with NICIL’s statements.“There was supposed to be one on Hope Canal, the Marriott Hotel etc…They need to release these reports so that the people can comment on them.”The forensic audit into the NFMU has unearthed some of the “most appalling acts of corruption”, said Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma, in a previous interview with Kaieteur News.Commenting on the findings of the report, Sharma had said, “There was just no proper management at this unit. There were instances where you could see that they just lost out on millions of dollars worth in fees that they should have ensured they collected. There were some defaulters as well, and the agency just took no action against them.”“(NFMU) could have collected a lot more revenue. Instead (the entity) allowed a lot of favouritism to take place and as such they lost, I would say, millions of dollars in revenue.“They allowed their big PPP boys to slip under the radar while others were called upon to pay their dues. In fact, they weren’t collecting from two of their PPP big boys for some time. It was a lot of unfairness that was going on at that agency.”Sharma had said, “The level of corruption which was taking place at the agency points to the incompetency of those who are managing it.”The Junior Finance Minster had said that the revelations of some of the forensic audits thus far vindicate the concerns the APNU AFC had regarding the lack of accountability under the previous administration as well as the stench of corruption in some agencies.As for the forensic audit launched into the EPA, Sharma who is in charge of the audits, revealed that this has been completed since August. He had said that the audit uncovered that the entity has been holding some 15 accounts with millions of dollars.A reliable source revealed that the monies total over $400M.Kaieteur News understands that recommendations were made for the monies to be transferred to the Consolidated Fund.The Forensic audit revealed that the agency was apparently receiving monies from various agencies and opening a new account every time it received large sums.Sharma explained that the agency should not have done that. He said that it should have held one account and categorized its expenses.The Environmental Protection Agency was established on World Environment Day, June 5, 1996. It was on this date that the then Acting President of Guyana, Samuel Hinds, assented to Environmental Protection Act (No 11, 1996).The Act mandates the Agency to oversee the effective management, conservation, protection and improvement of the environment.It also requires that the Agency takes the necessary measures to ensure the prevention and control of pollution, assessment of the impact of economic development on the environment and the sustainable use of natural resources.The Agency’s work enables Guyana to contribute to global and national environmental protection and conservation.As part of its work the EPA implements education, regulation and enforcement programmes and uses partnership and collaborative approaches to strengthen the impact of its interventions.A list of the forensic audits , firms contracted and how much they were paid.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 02:23am
Hours after the minibus that he was conducting toppled and pinned him, 25-year-old Rodwin Todd of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation while undergoing surgery.Todd, a father of one, was said to have suffered massive head injuries when the minibus BKK 1776 crashed on the East Coast highway, in the vicinity of Ogle on Monday at about 19:00hrs.The minibus Rodwin Todd was travelling in at the time of the accident.The bus reportedly clipped a Toyota Corolla NZE car before toppling several times and stopping in the middle of the four-lane thoroughfare.According to police, “initial investigations revealed that motor car PLL 8410 was proceeding east along the southern carriageway with mini bus BKK 1776 behind.  It is alleged that the driver of the mini bus attempted to overtake motor car PLL 8410 and collided with the right side of the motorcar.  As a result, the driver of the mini bus lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the median of the road, causing the vehicle to topple several times.”Todd suffered the gravest injuries of the six persons involved in the accident. The others were Natasha Chance, 34, of Ogle, ECD; Genevieve Carberry, 56, of Plantain Walk, Beterverwagting, ECD; Prudence Thornhill, 19, of Vryheid’s Lust, ECD; Wishenna Charles, 77, of Triumph, ECD and Adiyan Corbin, 21, of Triumph, ECD.The driver of the vehicle, Kaieteur News understands, was up to last night still in police custody. He is reportedly aiding with investigations.The Todd family of Beterverwagting, was still in disbelief when Kaieteur News visited yesterday. His mother, Audrey, was inconsolable as she spoke about her son. For her, it is “the worst birthday gift any mother could receive.”Mrs. Todd, Cheap NFL jerseys China, who celebrated her birth anniversary yesterday, screamed “Why, why would you do me this on my birthday?”The woman said she had spoken to her son around 14:00hours on Monday when he came over to assist with construction work at her house. She said he had informed her that he was going to, “pull a couple trips” before returning to his 17 NAREI Compound, East Coast Demerara home.The mother said her older son, Roydon Todd, had heard of the accident and he related to her that he heard about the accident but never knew that it was his brother.With the family now making funeral arrangements, for them Christmas this year bears no importance. “It would be hard to cope this holiday, ” the mother related.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 02:23am
It was with deep sadness that President of the Cooperative Republic, Bharrat Jagdeo, learnt of the former First Lady’s demise, Cheap Jerseys Wholesale, a statement detailed.  “On behalf of the Government of Guyana and on my own personal behalf, I extend heartfelt sympathy to the relatives and friends of this wonderful, gracious, considerate woman whose inner strength and fortitude in overcoming personal tragedies inspired us all, ” the statement added.The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) in its message of condolence, yesterday afternoon, revealed that Mrs Hoyte was ailing for the past three weeks and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of St Joseph Mercy Hospital.In conveying sincere condolences, the Party revealed that arrangements for the funeral of Mrs Hoyte will be made public as soon as they become available.Reports are that the finalising of the arrangements will be completed upon the arrival of Mrs Hoyte’s nieces who reside in the United States of America.
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