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World Peace Day observed today

World peace day is being observed today and several organizations are calling for tolerance and restraint, even as we continue to  live in an increasingly violent world. NGO Partners for Peace and Development, in a hard hitting press release, flayed the Guyana Police Force, over the Shaquille Grant fatal shooting, saying, that it follows a trend of extra-judicial killings. The body also drew attention to the removal of a 12-year-old boy from his home without informing an adult, as an act in clear violation of the constitution.

The partners for Peace and Development says that it  is concerned that after millions of dollars of investment under international cooperation and economic agreements with development partners supporting police and judicial reform programmes, we the people, have only observed  its improved  hardware capabilities. The society as a whole  the statement continued, has not benefited from improved policing and protection services as result of these reform programmes.

They are encouraging  the Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leroy Brummel, to make good on his obligation to ensure that the investigation into Shaquille Grant’s death is robust, transparent and above repute. They are also calling  on the leadership of the Guyana Police Force to resist pressures to cover for errant ranks and initiate the process of justice to remedy the actions of policemen who are disturbing the peace and well-being of citizens and undermining justice by barraging into communities and harassing innocent citizens.

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