Guyana

Current Events

  • Opening Ceremony of Specialised Workshop against terrorism and its financing.
    East Coast Demerara, Guyana., Tuesday June 26, 2012

    Four-day specialised workshop on "The prevention and fight against terrorism and its financing: legal framework and mechanisms of international cooperation" sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC/TCP and OAS/CICTE in collaboration with the Government of Guyana.
  • Opening Ceremony of Specialised Workshop against terrorism and its financing.
    East Coast Demerara, Guyana., Tuesday June 26, 2012

    Four-day specialised workshop on "The prevention and fight against terrorism and its financing: legal framework and mechanisms of international cooperation" sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC/TCP and OAS/CICTE in collaboration with the Government of Guyana.
  • Meeting of OAS Secretary General and H.E. President Donald Ramotar of Guyana.
    Georgetown, Guyana., Tuesday February 28, 2012

    Visit of H. E. Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS, to Guyana during the period 28/29 February, 2012.
  • OAS Secretary General pays courtesy visit on Minister of Home Affairs of Guyana.
    Georgetown, Guyana., Tuesday February 28, 2012

    Visit of OAS Secretary General to Guyana during the period 28/29 February, 2012.

  • Firearms Marker Handover Ceremony.
    Georgetown, Guyana., Friday October 14, 2011
  • Firearms Marker Handover Ceremony
    Georgetown, Guyana, Friday October 14, 2011
  • Home Affairs Ministry receives equipment from OAS to boost crime fighting
    Georgetown, Guyana, Tuesday August 16, 2011

    As part of cooperation agreement the Home Affairs Ministry yesterday received several pieces of hardware and software equipment from Country Representative of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Dennis Moses, as part of the cooperation agreement signed between the two parties in June. The agreement is one of OAS’ projects funded by the Canadian Government to assist Caribbean nations in strengthening, establishing, and implementing policies to fight crime and violence.

    Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, in accepting the equipment, said that its presentation brings the ministry a step closer to the realisation of the establishment of the Public Security Observatory, which will complement the work of the Crime and Social Observatory, established under the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) funded Citizens Security Programme.

    Expressing his appreciation, he said that both projects show the interest which the donor community and multilateral organisations (financial and political) have with regard to security-related matters of the member states.
    The project is aimed at gathering and accepting information on public security in Guyana. The next step will see the Ministry of Home Affairs, in collaboration with the OAS, procuring the services of a public security data coordinator, who will man the project at the ministry to ensure that the relevant data is collected and could be readily accessed for use by law enforcement agencies ... Read more »

  • Signing of Cooperation Agreement Between the Organisation of American States and the Ministry of Home Affairs of Guyana for the Execution of a Project to Strengthen Information on Public Security.
    Georgetown, Guyana., Wednesday June 22, 2011

    Signing of Cooperation Agreement Between the Organisation of American States and the Ministry of Home Affairs of Guyana for the Execution of a Project to Strengthen Information on Public SecurityMINISTER of Home Affairs, Mr. Clement Rohee and Organisation of American States (OAS) Country Representative, Mr. Dennis Moses signed a cooperation agreement yesterday, for the execution of a project to strengthen information on public security. The signing took place in the Ministry’s Boardroom, on Brickdam, Georgetown, where Rohee said he welcomes agreements between donor communities and the Government of Guyana, particularly in respect to public safety and security.

    He told the gathering it was at the October 2010 meeting of Ministers of National Security, which he attended in Mexico where it was agreed that such projects should be undertaken on a hemispheric basis.

    “We are pleased to note that, since that meeting, the project is now being realised in Guyana. We established a Crime Observatory Unit in 2008, which evolved into the Crime and Social Observatory at the Ministry of Home Affairs,” Rohee disclosed.

    He said the observatory has in its membership the Ministries of Health, Education, Local Government and Regional Development, the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), private sector and the inter-religious bodies, Guyana Police Force (GPF) and Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) ...

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