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Date: 21 May 18 08:40pm
Command of one of the main bases of the Guyana Defence Force, Camp Stephenson changed hands from Colonel Wilbert Lee to Lieutenant Colonel Terry Benn on March 18, 2015.Colonel Wilbert Lee hands over the unit colours to Lt. Col Terry BennLee, who served the Force for 36 years, officially retires on July 22, 2015.At his farewell parade yesterday, held at the Hard Square at Camp Stephenson, Col Lee reflected on how he enlisted back in 1979 as a Private Soldier, without telling his parents. He then moved on to successfully complete the Standard Officers Course #14.He noted that the changes to his rank are a sign of his growth and development in the army during his stint.According to Lee, he was raised in poverty, Cheap Jerseys From China, but praised his mother for the role she played in raising him and his siblings.“My mother ensured that our poverty did not become a matter of public ridicule by any act of dishonesty or lawlessness but instead, she taught us the value of hard work, thrift, dedication and that godliness with contentment is great gain, and the fact that a good education was the escape hatch from poverty and decadence. Thanks to my mother, I escaped, ” he stated.As he continued his moving speech, Lee said his mother was unwavering in her support even when he was unsuccessful, and she stood behind him one hundred percent during his scholastic achievements he later attained with the numerous opportunities that were provided by the Guyana Defence ForceHe thanked every service member who helped him during his rise through the ranks. Lee emphasised that all their assistance as well as the challenges he overcame throughout his life, exemplified and inculcated the attributes that were necessary for his professional development in his formative years.Colonel Terry Benn, who has already taken up his new appointment as Base Commander, is the former Officer Commanding the Training Corps.
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Date: 21 May 18 08:40pm
The newly-formed coalition of Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has stricken from its mind, any thought of a possible defeat in the upcoming May 11 polls.Presidential Candidate, David Granger and Prime Ministerial Candidate, Moses NagamootooAn extremely confident Presidential Candidate of the pre-election alliance, David Granger, told reporters on Saturday last that the partnership has not contemplated losing.He was at the time responding to questions on what would be its contingency plan, if it is saddled with discouraging results after E-day and if it loses, whether it would seek a divorce from the AFC.But it was his assertive dismissal of thoughts of being crushed at the polls, which interested his attentive audience.Granger said that there is a tide in Guyana. He opined that based on his outreaches throughout the nation, Guyanese “badly” yearned such a coalition.He emphasized that the electorate does not want five more years of the People’s Progressive Party / Civic (PPP/C).“We are confident that we are going to win on May 11. As far as the PPP/C is concerned, we have closed the door on winner-takes-all politics. And what we have done and are saying to you now is that if an alliance means we have 52 percent of the votes, we will not lock out 48 percent of the people. That is my promise to you, ” Granger firmly asserted.He stressed that the same mistake of the PPP/C will not be made again.His Prime Ministerial Candidate, Moses Nagamootoo, then endorsed his new partner saying that, “We are not here to lose, and this is the winning team here.”As it relates to courting some top PPP/C officials who may be interested in joining the APNU-AFC coalition, Nagamootoo said that the party’s door is always open.He emphasized that “unsavoury characters” would not be accepted. The Prime Ministerial candidate said that, it’s not about vendetta but it is looking for people who will bring integrity and respectability to the table.AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan was also asked by Kaieteur News how he intends to now sell the idea of a coalition, given that he previously stated that his party would not enter any coalition if it was not in the leadership position.He said leading the pro-democracy coalition was of course, its maximum position, but during the process of negotiations, it was unable to attain it. However, due to the fact that there has been a tremendous climb in the powers allocated to the Prime Ministerial post, Ramjattan asserted that it was deemed an acceptable proposal, hence they signed on, and its initial position, shifted.He added, “I am a lawyer and I start at very high standards when bargaining, and I knew it was going to be a hard bargain. Indeed it has turned out to be this, and it is the best product we had arrived at, Jerseys NFL Cheap, and it is acceptable. It is viable and it will be the vehicle which will bring the accountability and transparency we, and the supporters, want for the country.”The politicians were also faced with questions of how other members will be selected for its Cabinet, what concessions APNU and the AFC had to surrender, and how finances for their election campaigns would be approached.Granger expressed that both parties will invite nominations and recommendations, look at the list of candidates and design a list of criteria so that citizens of quality can be selected. At the end of that process, he said, the newly-joined opposition parties will have a shortlist. The politician said that both have agreed that there will be a consensual process where it will agree on the Speaker and the representatives of the list.Granger reaffirmed that while both sides went to the bargaining table with certain expectations, he does not feel that there is any virtue in “raking over the coals” now to see who won and who lost.“Guyana has won today and that is important, ” he stressed.The Opposition Leader said that this is the first time in the history of Guyana there will be a multi-party, pre-election coalition that is committed to Article 13 of the Constitution, which speaks to inclusionary democracy.As far as finances are concerned, he said that the two parties will have a combined campaign finance committee and the 60/40 formula will be used. He explained that this simply means that APNU will be bringing 60 percent of the finances. He expressed that many donors were waiting for this to happen and were not prepared to commit themselves to one party.Granger said, however, that their marriage with the AFC has convinced its hopeful donors and assured that they would now come forward.In their agreement, Granger said that the Prime Minister will be delegated certain responsibilities, such as chairing the Cabinet. But the Constitution dictates that the President is the chairman. Granger noted however, that this would not be a problem, for as the President he would be able to delegate certain responsibilities to the PM.The Presidential Candidate for the newly-formed coalition said that prior to Saturday, APNU had on its own, decided to launch on February 20,   its election campaign. But given new arrangements, he said that time will now have to be taken to review that date, as it is more appropriate to do a single launch.Regarding symbols and colour schemes to represent the new relationship, General Secretary of the AFC, David Patterson said that that is still to be decided. Both sides are yet to discuss who will hold certain top constitutional spots.Granger also noted that the reintroduction of the Vice President position is to reinforce the principle of representation and national unity.
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Date: 21 May 18 08:40pm
Embassy of the United States of AmericaThe Embassy of the United States of America wishes to congratulate David Granger on his swearing-in as the new President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. It is our hope that President Granger will work to repair the divisions in Guyanese society that have emerged during the election period and will work to promote inclusive governance and national development in the best interests of all of the people of Guyana.The United States of America pledges its willingness to work collaboratively with the new government in this regard.At the same time, NFL Jerseys China, the Embassy wishes to extend its appreciation to outgoing President Donald Ramotar and the members of his government for their service to the people of Guyana. The Embassy congratulates President Ramotar for the numerous achievements that his government made in the socio-economic development of the country and in strengthening the relationship between Guyana and the United States of America.  We look forward to continuing to work closely with President Ramotar’s Peoples Progressive Party/Civic in its new role as loyal opposition.The Embassy congratulates the people of Guyana on a democratic and peaceful election and transfer of power and the leadership and staff of the Guyana Elections Commission on a free, fair, and credible electoral process.With the election campaign concluded and all ballots cast, counted and verified, it is time for Guyana to move forward. The Embassy calls upon all political leaders to work together in a spirit of reconciliation and to focus their efforts on collaboratively building the nation’s future.**Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and IndustryThe record will show that in the year before we celebrate our 50th Anniversary as a nation, the people of Guyana peacefully selected a new government to become the steward of our national affairs. There were of course, some delays and hiccups which caused some tense, if not frightening moments.  Through it all however, we as a people and a nation showed the level of patience that prevented us from going down that path of senseless violence and destruction from which it would have been difficult to recover.As the coalition celebrates its electoral success in the coming days, it is critical that it realizes the magnitude of the work ahead. A win by less than 10, 000 votes is a clear indication that there is a significant constituency that needs to be convinced of the new government’s good intentions.Both sides of the divide during the election season, shows clearly that there is a lot of work to be done.  We must caution, however, that the solution is not to focus only on allaying the fears of one section of the population but the establishment of a comprehensive social compact that ensures that all groups are comfortable living and prospering in Guyana as is their right as citizens.The coalition has already indicated that it is willing to work with the opposition but it is also for the opposition to play the responsible role in Parliament expected in a functioning democracy. The last few days were not encouraging, of course, but we are willing to assume that these are temporary emotions triggered by a loss at the polls.It is said that third time is the charm. Once again, we have been given another opportunity to govern ourselves in a manner that will realize the potential that for the past 50 years has been nothing more than a broken promise. It is important we do not squander the opportunity. We may not get it again.We at the Chamber therefore wish the new government all success and look forward to the forging of the partnerships so critical to the nation’s economic future.**Sir Ron SandersYour Excellency President David Granger; Hon Prime Minister Moses NagamootooCongratulations on the success of the coalition of the APNU and the AFC at the May 11 General Elections.Your government, consisting of six political parties, is a strong foundation for national cohesion to which I know you are both deeply committed.I wish you good fortune in the task of building Guyana in the context of its national motto, “One People, One Nation, One Destiny”.The future of Guyana holds much promise for all its people.   I know your government will work energetically to ensure the full realization of that promise.With best wishes.Sir Ronald Sanders**MUSLIM ORGANIZATIONSThe Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC) & The Guyana United Sadr Islamic Anjuman (GUSIA) on behalf of the wider Muslim community express our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. David A. Granger, as the Eighth elected President of the Republic of Guyana.In choosing you, the Guyanese people have chosen the path of change and optimism. At a time when the nation is so divided, the expression of faith in you and in the future is placed in the hands of yourself and your government. It is now up to you to bring about the unity that is so badly needed in our country.At this time when we must face the enormous challenges in this beautiful country of ours, your election raises immense hope for the establishment of a united Guyana and to preserve peace and prosperity as well as the enviable diversity of the peoples of this great nation.We call on you to be a President for every Guyanese, those who voted for you and those who voted against you. Your extension of a hand to the opposition party will be most welcomed to take our nation forward. Your leadership remains vital to meeting the tremendous challenges; peace and security and basically living the dream of a people who are united by race, by religion and by ethnicity. Guyanese are prepared to work together to build our country.The Muslim community will work and support your government and pledge our contribution in nation building. As an Honorary Member of ACIC, we are doubly proud of your assumption to the highest office of the land and we are committed as a group to remain involved in the process of nation building by holding the government accountable for the decisions and the implementation of all the promises made during the campaign period.HAKEEM KHANPresident General – ACIC**Prem Misir“The Guyanese people through the sheer power of their vote have brought forth to this land a new paradigm in Guyana’s politics; where no more would any one political party have an exclusive monopoly over the political destiny of any ethnic group.At the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections, the people spoke loudly and clearly about national unity as their critical priority, and they did this through fracturing the traditional support bases of the two major political parties.And for those who are reluctant to accept and engage this new historical reality must be deemed to be in denial. But for now, all Guyanese should congratulate APNU AFC coalition on a well-deserved electoral win which places it in the driver’s seat to advance nation building, fully inclusive of the poor and vulnerable.Let me also use this window of opportunity to wish the coalition well in the formidable tasks that lie ahead.”Prem Misir**From the British High CommissionLet me take this opportunity to congratulate the people of Guyana following the formal declaration of results of the 2015 General and Regional elections. This was a hard fought campaign and the high level of participation is to be commended.Let me also take this opportunity to congratulate David Granger, on his swearing in as the new President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. I look forward to working with him and his team during the coming years.It is also important to thank former President Ramotar and those who served in his government for their service to Guyana.As we move forward now is the time to look to inclusiveness and reconciliation.  As President Granger said in his speech the new government must represent the will of all the people of Guyana. The UK stands ready to assist with this process.High CommissionerGreg Quinn
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Date: 21 May 18 08:40pm
Guyana does not manufacture arms and ammunition yet many weapons are reaching the hands of criminal elements. The porous nature of Guyana’s borders and a weak intelligence-gathering system are contributing factors for these unlicenced firearms being easily accessed.APNU’s Winston FelixThis notion was expressed by Winston Felix, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Member of Parliament, during a recent interview with this publication on the increase in crimes involving illegal firearms.Felix, a former Police Commissioner, and his colleague Opposition parliamentarians, in March 2013, voted against and defeated the second reading of the Firearms (Amendment) Bill 2012.The Bill was piloted by Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, and that was essentially the reason why the Opposition did not vote in favour. The Opposition had passed a motion of no-confidence against Rohee, last yearThe Bill sought to fill a loophole within the system that allowed trafficking of firearms. As it is, trafficking of firearms is not unlawful but possession of an unlicenced firearm is. Also, possession of a firearm component is not unlawful. One can have all components of a firearm and can’t be charged once those are disassembled.Felix opined that APNU’s action did not contribute to the increase in gun-related crime.“Right now there are sufficient provisions in the Firearms Act to deal with persons who come into possession of firearms. The Bill we shut down, in itself, would not have prevented persons from acquiring arms or deterring them from acquiring arms illegally. In fact, there is legislation right now that deals with that issue. That was just an upgraded law”.But Attorney General Anil Nandlall is contending that the crime situation is linked to APNU’s non-support of the Bill.However, all is not lost. According to Alliance For Change leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, his party will re-table the Bill as a private members’ Bill coming from his party.Explaining APNU’s position, Felix stated that ranks of the Guyana Police Force have to be sufficiently trained and paid, systems developed, and adequate resources must be provided and effectively managed. In addition, a comprehensive crime-fighting strategy is needed before the Force could talk about modernization.“The Force cannot be run by persons who want to micromanage the Force from their political offices. The Force has to be trained to act professionally. The Government must come up with a policy which the police must be given to execute. We have not seen that policy unfolding as yet.”“Under the existing Act any component of a firearm you are found with you can be charged as if you had the entire firearm.”Stressing that Guyana does not possess the technology to manufacture arms and ammunition, Felix pointed out that the sprawling hinterland and porous borders to neighbouring countries allow the flow of these unlicenced firearms.“For example, Rupununi has several crossings which the Force or any other agency cannot control. As such, people transporting illegal items could enter the country undetected. In addition, items including undeclared gold could leave the country undetected.“We have to improve surveillance of our borders. We have to be able to detect those who come in with illegal items, those who leave with items that they were supposed to declare. We have to be able to control our borders and until such time, we would not be able to keep out illegal firearms, ” Felix stressed.Providing recommendations to the undesirable situation, which is a threat to national security, Felix said the Force needs to urgently detect these illegal items internally, Cheap Jerseys, because criminal elements are operating brazenly in the City, hinterland communities, mining camps, and other heavily populated areas.“That is why I emphasized training; good detective work must be able to unearth and must be backed up by a strong intelligence-gathering system. The Force cannot work without a strong, prime intelligence-gathering system to support its operations at this time of its existence.”
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Date: 21 May 18 08:39pm
A Kaneville teenager’s family has filed a police report accusing members of a government stray-catching unit of beating him during an exercise on Monday. The 14-year-old has since claimed that doctors were forced to extract one of his toenails as a result of the alleged assault.However, the stray catchers denied that there was any beating. In fact, they claim to have begged a police rank, who had accompanied them to let the lad loose, after he had come at them with a piece of wood and had to be restrained.Ovid Glasgow, head of the stray catchers’ program, which falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs, said that he is now probing the matter, but initial indications are that the teen may not have been telling the truth.According to the boy’s father, NFL Jerseys Store, Bissoon Tulsie, his family has been in the cattle business for years now, operating out of Kaneville, an area east of Grove, East Bank Demerara. On Monday, as is customary, the family let their cows loose early in the morning aback of Diamond, a neighbouring village.The teen said that at around 10:00hrs he was returning home with 14 cows along the Diamond Access Road. He said while he was nearing the ‘Fourth Bridge’ area, a stray catching truck pulled up alongside him. He claimed there were about eight persons in it, including a uniformed police rank.“They come out and start rounding up de cows and I tell them is my cows and I looking after dem.”He said that despite this the unit continued rounding up the cows.“The policeman come and he twist my arm and he carry me to the truck.”The teen claimed that he started struggling and shouting and one of the stray catchers allegedly used a rope to hit him several times. He said that one of his feet and a toe were injured during the incident. He said his struggles attracted a crowd and he was let go.The teen was reportedly taken to a doctor where one of his toenails was extracted.The family said that they had to pay $16, 000 to retrieve their two impounded cows from the Grove Police Station.According to Glasgow yesterday, the stray catchers working the area claimed the teen came after them with a wood and used foul language.“We even had to ask the policeman to loose him… despite this, ” one of the catchers told Kaieteur News.The family gave a statement at the Brickdam Police Station yesterday.Glasgow said he will continue to investigate the incident. He explained that the stray catchers are mandated to pick up unattended strays from housing schemes and other areas.He added that there are reports that a cow involved in a vehicular accident over the weekend may have belonged to the family.The cattle problem has been a critical one in especially new housing schemes for some time now.Residents have complained of dangers posed to traffic; of broken water mains and generally continuing damage to property and plants.However, cattle rearers have been complaining that government has not offered them alternative feeding grounds. Over 600 animals have been impounded for the first quarter by units in the city and Berbice, the Ministry said earlier this year. (Leonard Gildarie)
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