More anti-crime patrols in Berbice

Guyana Chronicle
June 12, 2001

ONE of the five vehicles promised for Police `quick response' in Berbice is being used in patrols on the central Corentyne, officials reported yesterday.

More ranks have also been deployed in the region on anti-crime patrols, they said.

The measures are part of the plan President Bharrat Jagdeo discussed during visits to East Berbice last week. He was there over the weekend as a follow-up to last Wednesday's meeting with Corentyne residents at the Albion Sports Complex.

The President held discussions with the Representative Committee which is working with him to address concerns on the crime situation in East Berbice.

Several measures have already been put in place, while others are being implemented, officials said.

Residents of No. 63 Village, Canje, Port Mourant, Nigg, Chesney and Albion Front held fruitful discussions with the President at well-attended community meetings.

The President was warmly received in these villages and residents expressed their appreciation for his intervention, the official said.

President Jagdeo has noted that the administration is addressing concerns regarding criminal activities in other parts of the country.

Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj and Police Commissioner Laurie Lewis have already been meeting various communities across the country, officials said.