Police, City Constabulary collaborate to restore order at Stabroek Market bus parks
The Guyana Police Force in a collaborated effort with ranks from the Georgetown City Constabulary carried out an exercise to restore order around the Stabroek Market area earlier this week.
The exercise stemmed from a meeting between Deputy Commissioner of Operations (ag) Clifton Hicken, Traffic Officer, Superintendent, Ramesh Ashram and President of the Minibus Association, Eon Andrews along with several minibus and hire car owners and drivers.
“During that meeting, several concerns were raised about the code-of-conduct of these individuals, especially when interacting with passengers and more importantly when interacting with the Police,” a statement from Police Headquarters noted.
After the meeting, Deputy Superintendent Williams, along with Inspectors Boyce and Mansell, led a party of police around the Stabroek Market area where several errant vehicle operators were found to be breaching traffic offenses.
They were all escorted to the Brickdam Police Station where they are likely to be charged.
During an interview with Inspector Boyce, he reminded the public that, “in addition to protection and service, the Police duties also include the maintenance of law and order, and the exercise done today is just one of many to come in the future.”
Inspector Mansell, who is attached to the Georgetown City Constabulary, echoed the sentiments of Inspector Boyce and used the opportunity to appeal to drivers and conductors for them to ensure that every passenger that enters their vehicle must wear a face mask correctly.
Sergeant Ramdass who is stationed at the Traffic Headquarters, Eve Leary, appealed to the drivers to desist from encouraging the touts.
“Instead, you should employ licensed conductors”, he said.