Top Cop says probe into Crime Chiefs alleged misconduct ongoing

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCrime Chief sent on administrative leave amid corruption allegationsJune 26, 2019In “Crime”Top Cop promises disciplinary actions against corrupt officersJuly 3, 2019In “Crime”Crime Chief’s file sent to DPP for legal advice – RamjattanJuly 12, 2019In “latest news” Crime Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lyndon AlvesCommissioner of Police Leslie James has said that the investigations into the damning allegations of corruption against Deputy Police Commissioner and Crime Chief Lyndon Alves, who is presently on administrative leave, is ongoing.“On completion, we will make a disclosure…as you know each matter, each case turns on its own peculiar facts, so I cannot speculate (length of probe)”, Alves told INews when asked for an update on the probe.Earlier this month, the Top Cop had promised that ranks found guilty of misconduct will not be condoned within the Guyana Police Force (GPF).The Commissioner’s statement came when the GPF was celebrating its 180th anniversary and a week after Alves was sent on administrative leave to facilitate a probe into corruption allegations levelled against him.James has acknowledged that there is the pervasive issue of corruption among his ranks.Among the allegations against Alves is his alleged use of his influence during his tenure as Commander of B Division to protect rogue cops.Another allegation levelled against the Crime Chief is his reported influence to prevent a relative of his, who was involved in an accident, from being charged. In that incident, the young woman allegedly struck four-year-old Mohan Ramkaran close to his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.However, after she was arrested, she was later placed on $20,000 station bail and over two years later, she is yet to be charged.Meanwhile, the Top Cop in a statement said, “…the membership of the Guyana Police Force number in excess of seven thousand (7000), most of whom have been professional, law-abiding, conscientious and humble. And for those who chose to run contrary, disciplinary actions have been taken against them”.Quite recently, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had told INews that the probe into Alves’ alleged misconduct as a serving senior member of the GPF has been completed and that his file was sent for further advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on the way forward. read more

CWI 2019 Awards Guyanas Keemo Paul among big winners

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRussell returns to West Indies ODI squad for first time since 2015July 17, 2018In “latest news”West Indies cricket 2016: 3 steps forward, 3 steps backDecember 27, 2016In “Sports”Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard named among West Indies’ World Cup reservesMay 20, 2019In “latest news” Keemo PaulJason Holder was the biggest winner at the West Indies Players’ Association/Cricket West Indies annual awards night held on August 19 in Antigua, scooping up the Player of the Year as well as the Test Player of the Year awards. Shai Hope was named the ODI Player of the Year for a second successive time while seam-bowling allrounder Keemo Paul was recognised as the T20 Player of the Year.Allrounder Deandra Dottin also won big, securing the women’s T20 and ODI Player of the Year awards. Meanwhile, 22-year-old tearaway Oshane Thomas was named the Emerging Player of the Year. Performances between April 2018 and March 2019 were taken into consideration.Jason Holder (Getty Images)In February this year, Holder became the first West Indies player to become the top-ranked Test allrounder since Sir Garry Sobers in 1974 and claimed 778 rating points, the highest by any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh in 2001.And in January, Holder had made an unbeaten 202 – the third-highest score batting at No. 8 or lower in Test cricket – against England in front of his home crowd in Barbados. All told, Holder hit 565 runs in eight Test matches and claimed 40 wickets, including four five-wicket hauls, during the period.Hope amassed 757 runs in 15 innings in ODI cricket at an average of 63.08, including three hundreds and three fifties, during the period.After being plucked out of the CPL, Thomas made his international debut for West Indies in Guwahati in 2018 and added a cutting edge to the seam attack, the highlight being the maiden five-for against England in Gros Islet.Deandra DottinSix months after becoming the No. 1 allrounder in women’s T20Is, Dottin dominated the awards for women, taking back the Women’s Player of the Year award. In ODIs during the period, Dottin made 207 runs in six innings in addition to taking 15 wickets with the ball. In T20Is, she bagged figures of 5 for 5 – her best in this format.Offspin-bowling allrounder Rahkeem Cornwall, who recently broke into West Indies’ Test squad, was named the Championship Player of the Year, while star allrounder Andre Russell was adjudged Caribbean T20 Player of the Year.Nineteen-year-old left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop, who was snapped up by Barbados Tridents in the CPL draft in May, won the Under-19 Player of the Year award.List of award winnersTest player of the year: Jason HolderODI player of the year: Shai HopeT20 player of the year: Keemo PaulEmerging player of the year: Oshane ThomasWomen’s T20I player of the year: Deandra DotinWomen’s ODI player of the year: Deandra DottinFirst-class team of the year: GuyanaChampionship player of the year: Rakheem CornwallSuper 50 Player of the year: Yanick OttleyCaribbean T20 player of the year: Andre RussellUnder-19 player of the year: Joshua BishopUnder-19 team of the year: Trinidad & TobagoUmpire of the year: Joel WilsonPlayer of the Year: Jason HolderWomen’s player of the Year: Deandra Dottin(ESPNCricinfo) read more