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China concerned over robberies of Chinese businesses in Guyana

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first_img…Ambassador meets Top Cop, MinisterAmbassador of the People’s Republic of China, Cui Jianchun, on Friday raised his concern over the high number of Chinese stores being robbed and burglarised as he met with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and the Commissioner of Police Leslie James, to discuss security issues related to the Chinese community.In a statement issued on Friday, the Public Security Ministry highlighted these concerns even as it acknowledged that a “number of Chinese business places have been burgled, with property stolen, sometimes under circumstances of violence.”This, the Ministry said, has led the Chinese business community to feel that it is aTop Cop Leslie Jamestargeted group. However, Ramjattan is contending that this is a misperception.In dismissing the concerns of the Chinese Ambassador, Ramjattan and James assured that crime statistics and the motives of those caught does not suggest such profiling.In fact, the Ministry said those “who are victims are generally as a result of opportunistic criminals who prey on those who may have been unalert and vulnerable.”The two, who met with Ambassador Jianchun, nevertheless assured that every effort is being made to ensure additional Police patrols are prominently positioned in the commercial areas of the City and other communities which will deter criminal activities across the board.The Ambassador further agreed that a meeting with the Chinese businessPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattancommunity should be held as early as possible so that a number of concerns and questions can be directly answered.During Friday’s meeting, the parties also discussed the Smart City project, which will be funded by a loan from China. In addition, discussions were forged on the China-Caribbean Countries Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Conference held in Grenada recently. Ramjattan seized the opportunity on Friday to thank the Ambassador for the numerous contributions the country has made to the Force, which include providing assets and training for its ranks.Only recently, three armed males pounced on the owner of the Real ValueChina’s Ambassador to Guyana, Cui JianchunSupermarket located at Lot 246 Church and Thomas Streets, Georgetown and relieved the Chinese businessman of a significant amount of foreign and local currencies among other valuables.Some weeks ago, three armed bandits were caught after they broke into a Chinese supermarket at Grove, East Bank Demerara.Meanwhile, on Tuesday the Guyana Police Force said it recorded a whopping 23 per cent increase (37 against 30 cases last year in the same period) in robberies. According to the Force, no instruments were used by perpetrators while a one per cent hike (405 against 402 cases) in armed robberies where firearms were used was recoded. It stated that robberies with violence saw a five per cent increase (104 against 99 cases), while burglaries went up by four per cent (142 against 136 cases).last_img read more

CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOG

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first_img31st October 2011Happy Halloween to you all!!I suspect we are all getting ready for the trick or treat’s that we will have in hoards to our doors tonight. We will enjoy watching the many different costumes and listening to the rhymes and handing out treats. Please spare a thought to the pets out there who find Halloween very stressful!  Many find the constant ringing of the doorbell and lively children a real stressful time! This, along with fireworks and bangers can cause damaging upset to pets.Put pets somewhere safe and maybe have some music or a radio playing to help drown out the constant noise. If your dog is seriously upset by fireworks, have you ever thought of buying a Thunder Jacket? It’s a device that wraps round the dog and it provides safety. There are things on the market which can help dogs such as Rescue Remedy drops (not the tablets) or calming tablets available from your Vet.If you are dressing up for a fun night out, make sure your costume is secure and should you be dressing up your pet, make sure it is safe and nothing can fall off or be chewed off and cause choking!Keep your treats out of your pets reach. Remember chocolate is poisonous to dogs and cansy can cause all sorts of problems too!! Pumpkins are fabulous when lit up with a candle. Make sure they are also out of reach for dogs when they start barking in case they knock them over and cause a fire. Kittens are also curiius so watch them also!After all that, please have a wonderful and enchanting Halloween with your loved ones!!CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOG was last modified: October 31st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOGlast_img read more