US Ambassador donates Fingerprint Identification system
Amidst a bitter dispute between Guyana and the US over movies by the Americans to push ahead with a project here US continues to support the efforts of the Security services in Guyana. Outgoing US Ambassador Brendt Hardt yesterday handed over to Home Affairs Minister an Automated Fingerprint Identification system that is supposed to boost the capabilities of local crime fighters. The donation is all part of US President Barack Obama’s Caribbean Basin Security Iniative. The Ambassador made light of the reference to him as a meddler but his message was clear, crime fighting needs every hand on board
The Us Ambassador disclosed that there has been close collaboration in the use of the new tool and said the AFIS system will not only help law enforcement Agencies it will build public trust in the justice system.
Cime Chief Leslie James gave a brief rundown of how effective the AFIS system has been so far.
The CBSI programme was initiated some four years ago to boost crime fighting in the Caribbean Region