Official Standard Operating Procedures for Tip Cases in Guyana Launched Georgetown Guyana
The Government of Guyana- Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons (MT-TIP) in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with funding Provided by the United States Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, has officially launched the ‘Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the Investigation and Prosecution of Trafficking in Persons Cases in Guyana’ today December 11, 2019.
35 Core Civil Society Groups Receives, Juvenile Justice Diversion and Alternative Sentencing Training
The Juvenile Justice Department of the Ministry of Public Security in collaboration with The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Community, Family, and Youth Resilience (CYFR) programme, has trained thirty-five (35) Civil Society Core Groups, Non- Governmental Organizations and Government Departments, in Juvenile Justice Diversion and Alternative Sentencing (JJDAST).
GUYANA PRISON SERVICE NOTICE
The Ministry of Public Security wishes to inform the general public that the Guyana Prison Service will be conducting its Entrance Test for interested persons between the ages of 18 years to 35 years to be recruited into the Guyana Prison Service on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 09:00hrs at the Guyana Police Force, Officers Training Centre, Eve Leary, Georgetown.
The Pre- Emancipation at the Ministry of Public Security
The busting fort of Artistic Dresses, Magnificent Head Wraps, and Dashikis was what a Pre-Emancipation day looked like at the Ministry of Public Security, as staff decked out in their African attire. Exuberance was the spirit of the day as discussions filled the air about the meaning and origin of the various pieces and how they fitted well on staff members. Fashion was certainly evident as the day was surely filled with freedom and liberation which equals emancipation.
Meeting of the National CariSECURE Task Force for the Implementation of Data-driven Tools for Evidence-based Policy-making in Guyana
On January 31, 2018, Second Vice President and Minister of Public Security, Honorable Khemraj Ramjattan, convened the first meeting of the National CariSECURE Task Force, established last November to bolster evidence-driven crime prevention.
Presidential Pardon of five (5) women Prisons for the Festival of Christmas 2017
His Excellency, President David Granger, pursuant to powers under article 188(2) of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, has granted Presidential Pardons to five (5) women prisoners whom he considered fit and proper to receive such pardons. These Presidential Pardons shall be effective as from December 25, 2017 in observance of the Festival of Christmas 2017.
Announcement of the relaxation of the 2:00am closing of night spots and other places of entertainment for the Christmas Season in Guyana.
Consequent upon an inundation of requests from businesses, Guyanese back home for the holidays, the general public and even senior public officials seeking to fully enjoy the Christmas Season, the Ministry of Public Security wishes to announce that, in conjunction with the Guyana Police Force, it will seek to relax the enforcement of the 2:00am business deadline for bars, night clubs and other places of entertainment.
International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) visit to Guyana
Vice President and Minister of Public Security, Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan, welcomed a team from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Dr. Raul Martin del Campo and Mr. Stefano Berterame at his Office in Brickdam, December 5, 2017.
Trafficking in Persons Awareness in Upper Mazaruni, Region 7
An eight (8) member Team from the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons featuring representation from the Ministry of Public Security, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and Ministry of Social Protection visited Mining Camps, Indigenous Settlements and Landings in Upper Mazaruni, Region 7 from September 15-19, 2017 for trafficking in persons’ awareness.
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons- July 30, 2017
The Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons recently concluded a ‘Week of Activities’ held from July 23-30, 2017 in commemoration of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – July 30, 2017. The ‘Week of Activities’ commenced with an Awareness Walk in Region 5 from No. 30 Village to Fort Wellington Secondary School – featuring significant contributions from Food for the Poor – which was followed by Awareness Sessions and ‘Anti-TIP Flash Mob’ performances held during the week at Stabroek Market, Mon Repos Market and Giftland Mall.
Meeting with Guyana Women Miners Organization
The Vice President, Minister of Public Security and Chairman of the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan, MP welcomed Executive Members of the Guyana Women Miners Organization (GWMO) on June 19, 2017 for a meeting to discuss how collaboration between the Task Force and the Organization could be improved.
Task Force Members and Media Personnel who participated in the ‘TIP Media Training’
Task Force Members and Media Personnel who participated in the ‘TIP Media Training’ conducted by the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons in collaboration with the Guyana Press Association on June 17, 2017 at the Guyana Police Force Officers’ Training Centre.
Ministry of Public Security on June 22, 2017 held an Employee of the year ceremony.
The Ministry of Public Security yesterday June 22, 2017 held an Employee of the year ceremony at the Ministry on Brickdam. In attendance were the Honorable Vice President and Minster of Public Security, Mr Khemraj Ramjattan who gave the feature address. In his address he encouraged staff members to emulate Ms. Hemattie Persaud who was elected employee of the year.
Notice-Press Release-Presidential Pardons for Prisoners
His Excellency, President David Granger, pursuant to powers under article 188(2) of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, has granted Presidential Pardons to nine (9) women prisoners whom he considered fit and proper to receive such pardons. These Presidential Pardons shall be effective as from February 23, 2017, in observance of the 47th Anniversary of the Republic.
The Launch of the Household Survey 2016
Address by the Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan, M.P., Vice-President and Minister of Public Security, at the Launch of the Household Survey 2016 …Drug use among households across the country is a most welcome piece of information any country should want. These cold, hard facts about the state of our households as it relates to households use of licit and illicit drugs, that is tobacco, alcohol, marijuana among others, tells a worrying story. Behind these statistics too we will come to know what we have become, and what we can do about it.
Trafficking in Persons (TIPs)
Guyana Police Force Officers’ Training Centre Camp & Young Streets (2017)
Let me immediately express delight at your presence here this morning at this launch of the National Plan of Action for the Prevention and Response to Trafficking in Persons 2017/8. It is a reflection of how popular is the concern about this scourge of human trafficking…..yet another one……which troubles us here in Guyana and our larger world.
Ministry of Public Security and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Guyana
The Russian Ambassador to Guyana H.E. Mr. Nikolay Smirnov met the Minister of Public Security of Guyana Hon. Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan to discuss matters of mutual interest. Also present at the meeting was Coordinator of the Task Force on Narcotic Drugs and Illicit Weapons, Major General (Retired) Michael Atherly.
The Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons concluded a ‘Week of Activities’
The Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons concluded a ‘Week of Activities’ held from July 25-30, 2016 in commemoration of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – July 30, 2016 under the theme ‘I Give Hope’. The ‘Week of Activities’ was preceded by a Trafficking in Persons Awareness Exercise in Port Kaituma, Mabaruma and Baramita in Region 1 conducted by the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Unit of the Ministry of Social Protection.