911 emergency system commissioned

first_img…operators urged to execute duties diligentlyThe Public Security Ministry, in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force, on Friday commissioned the new state-of-the-art 911 emergency system at the Brickdam Police Station in Georgetown.The new system would be taken to 52 other locations, to promote better PoliceActing Police Commissioner David Ramnarineresponse while enhancing crime-fighting efforts.Some 46 officers of the GPF have been trained to operate the newly commissioned 911 system, which has been commissioned to respond to calls from citizens across Guyana and to elicit prompt Police response.In addition, citizens can send text messages to 911 instead of calling, and the operators can render assistance. The system is being reintroduced, with the assistance of local telephone companies GTT and Digicel, after several years of non-operation.Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said it is monumental now that the service is commissioned. He said that ranks of the GPF have been trained to911 operators at the Brickdam Police Station, Georgetown during the relaunch of the emergency systemhandle the system, and urged them to put their training to use to uplift the dwindling image of the Force.“Now, while my happiness is true, I am deeply concerned to the extent that while we have provided sufficient and adequate training for you, the operators of this system — you who would be handling the units; you who would be listening to the phone calls — I want to urge you with great pains and concern to remind you of the type of courtesy, of the type of quality of service that is required and expected of you. I have made statements proper to this occasion about the quality of our services, and we need to improve it,” Ramnarine said.He noted that while the GPF physical infrastructure is improving at a rapid pace, there is sadly a large gap in regard to ranks’ attitude and behaviour towards work, colleagues and the public.“So I can only urge those of you who will be engaged in ensuring that the 911 system is functional that we are all here thinking that it will (be) something useful, not something mirroring the challenges of the past,” he added.Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said it was a huge development, and should not be downplayed in any aspect. He also expressed gratitude to GTT and Digicel for their technical support and collaboration on the project.The minister announced that in order to ensure the Police have the necessary response tools, the Government will soon hand over several pickups, buses and all-terrain vehicles to the GPF. These vehicles were donated to Guyana by the Government of China.He also urged the public to scrutinise the actions of the Police Force to ensure transparency and accountability, and assured that a holistic approach was being taken towards ensuring that the new 911 emergency system is not a repeat of the poor service that was provided in the past.last_img read more

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli charged with violent conduct

first_img1 Dele Alli: The England youngster clashed with West Brom’s Claudio Yacob Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged with violent conduct, the Football Association has announced.Alli’s charge relates to an incident with West Brom’s Claudio Yacob, in which the 20-year-old appeared to punch his opponent in the stomach during Monday’s 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.If found guilty, Alli could face a three-match suspension. He has until 6pm on Wednesday to respond to the charge.An FA statement read: “Dele Alli has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.“The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was involved in an incident with West Bromwich Albion’s Claudio Yacob in the 26th minute of the game last night (Monday 25 April 2016).”A three-match ban would see Alli miss the rest of the season as Tottenham try to close a seven-point gap on league leaders Leicester.Spurs’ draw against the Baggies means the Foxes need a maximum of three more points to win the title.Alli was upended twice by Yacob early in the game and his frustration boiled over as he turned and swung an arm into the West Brom midfielder’s midriff.Referee Mike Jones did not see the incident, allowing it to be referred to a panel of three former elite referees, who can decide if it is worthy of retrospective action.Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino suggested after the match that Alli had become a target for provocation.”I hear some comments but I have no time to see the action,” Pochettino said.”Sometimes the opponent find him and try to provoke, they know he has a strong character and may react.”I don’t know what has happened, we will see. I have nothing to comment now but Dele has a strong character if you wind him up.”READ MORE: ‘Dele Alli has a little bit of devilment in him. I like it!’ – Harry Redknapp on Tottenham starlet’s ‘punch’last_img read more

Malta Italy agree to cooperate more on migration

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> FacebookFacebook Italy and Malta have agreed to cooperate more on migration by embarking ‘on a more intense and systematic consultations’ which include policy aspects related to the management of migratory flows.READ: Watch: ‘Malta and Italy fail to honour migration commitments’The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the talks started following up on a previous meeting held in Rome for which Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela met with his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero Milanesi.The Ministry announced that Italy and Malta will also undertake joint initiatives in the negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2021-2027.According to the Ministry, the joint initiatives will ensure greater allocations for more incisive action in the cooperation and development of the countries of origin and transit of migration flows.READ: Reform of European asylum laws is ‘much needed’ – Minister FarrugiaWhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more