CID ranks benefit from forensic science training

first_imgRanks of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) – crime scene investigators – within the Guyana Police Force benefited from a six-week training programme at the Officers’ Training Centre in the field of photographic, fingerprint and crime scene investigation.Forensic science is a field forever evolving and advancing and as such, new techniques and equipment are constantly being developed to assist the law enforcement officer with the challenges of the “every scene, every time” concept.The first module (photography) catered for the creation of crime scene photography, with the personnel commonly referred to as a forensic photographer or an evidence photographer.The second module (fingerprint) focused on creating fingerprint technicians, who are responsible for identifying, developing, collecting, preserving, and evaluating prints (fingerprint, palm prints and footprints) as part of a crime scene investigation and submitting fingerprints to be compared with the fingerprint databases.Finally, the third module (crime scene) centred on the reasons for most crime scene investigation failures and fixing one of the main issues of inadequate crimeSenior ranks of the Guyana Police Force pose with beneficiaries of the training programme on Mondayscene processing. Delivering the feature address was Deputy Commissioner (Law Enforcement) Lyndon Alves, who indicated that honesty should be first and corruption should never be etched on any rank’s mind.The Crime Chief posited that every member of the public should be treated with respect, and equality and natural justice should always prevail. Training does not stop at this juncture but continues on the job, it was noted.Alves mentioned that technology was now more important than ever, as “we must move away from the “big stick” method and rely on it.All the participants were provided with vital information so that they can produce quality work in this department.The programme highlighted the correct procedures to be followed in crime scene investigations and the participants were taught how to analyse unforeseen situations that could come up on scenes, and how crimes could be solved in an intelligent way.last_img read more

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Greece’s Belibasaki Gets Silver in European Championships

first_imgBERLIN – Maria Belibasaki was happy and moved with the silver medal she won at the 400m event late Saturday in the European Championships that is held in Berlin.“I tried very hard. I was feeling very good before the race and I was ready to win… I wish good health to everyone. I feel very sorry for the situation in Greece, the people are suffering”, she stated and dedicated her medal to the victims of the wildfires in Greece.The 27-year old sprinter from Crete finished in 50.45. Her performance is a new is a new national record for the 400m event. It was the fifth medal for Greece at the 2018 European Athletics Championiships.Maria Belibasaki won the silver medal at the 400m event late Saturday in the European Championships, Berlin, Aug. 11, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi)Maria Belibasaki won the silver medal at the 400m event late Saturday in the European Championships, Berlin, Aug. 11, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi)Maria Belibasaki won the silver medal at the 400m event late Saturday in the European Championships, Berlin, Aug. 11, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi)Maria Belibasaki won the silver medal at the 400m event late Saturday in the European Championships, Berlin, Aug. 11, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi)Maria Belibasaki won the silver medal at the 400m event late Saturday in the European Championships, Berlin, Aug. 11, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi)Maria Belibasaki won the silver medal at the 400m event late Saturday in the European Championships, Berlin, Aug. 11, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi)TweetPinShare1717 Shareslast_img read more

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Jamaica and PAHO Sign Cooperation Agreement

first_img Jamaica and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed a five-year country cooperation strategy agreement.The agreement was signed on September 26 by Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton and the Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa Etienne, at PAHO Headquarters in Washington DC.The agreement will see Jamaica benefiting from technical cooperation in health for the next five years.Dr. Tufton thanked PAHO for its continued support to the public health sector in Jamaica, particularly in strengthening the health system.“Jamaica hopes to continue the joint collaboration with PAHO,” the Minister added.For her part, Dr. Etienne said under the agreement, Jamaica’s health system will be strengthened as it moves towards universal health.She said the organisation is pleased to partner with Jamaica to offer this technical support, which will help to improve the country’s health services.Dr. Tufton is in Washington attending the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference. Story Highlights The agreement will see Jamaica benefiting from technical cooperation in health for the next five years.center_img Jamaica and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed a five-year country cooperation strategy agreement. last_img read more

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