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Berbice residents block highway

protestOn Sunday, residents of No.48 village and surrounding villages on the Corentyne Coast blocked a Police car amid an angry protest over what they claimed was Police inaction regarding a recent spate of robberies, and they even blamed the Police for some of those incidents.

The Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee on Monday had no problems revealing that his answer to the complaints of the cluster of villages around the No. 51 Police station was to have a change of guard, and this is what he told the Commission of Police, Leroy Brummel, who was due to meet with residents this evening.

Rohee said he spoke to the Commission of changing the guard at the No.51 Police station, because he had received numerous complaints from residents.

The Minister said that while he recommended the changing of the guard specifically at the No. 51 Police station, he didn’t consider that a specific direction to the Police Commissioner, since, as Minister, he can only give general orders and direction.

The responsibility of the Ministry of Home Affairs is to formulate policies in relation to the maintenance of public order and safety and to ensure that such policies are implemented by the appropriate agencies. 

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