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September 25, 2013 | By KNews | Filed Under Letters Dear Editor, All well-thinking and law abiding Guyanese should be very angry with President Ramotar and by extension the Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, and the ruling PPP cabal in their weak, inept and feeble attempts to reduce the horrible crime wave in Guyana. The citizens irrespective of their political affiliation must join together in condemnation of this regime because crimes affect all. The armed bandits do not discriminate based on party affiliation. The spate of armed robberies, murders and the many banditry gangs are segments of the much wider and deeper problem of disorder and economic inequity in society and lack of jobs for the youths —all of which are poisoning and sapping the confidence of the good and decent citizens of Guyana. The PPP regime has done absolutely nothing of substance to reduce crime and protect the people. It appears as though Rohee and the PPP cabal are in la la land. According to the media, long before the police had finished investigating two murders in the city, another triple murder had taken place — the victims including two businessmen on the Corentyne and the other in the nation’s capital. And even as those investigations were on going, the police were engaged in a gun battle on the West Coast Demerara which left a young man dead. And recently, it was revealed that a police rank from the tactical squad was murdered. Is the cabal blind and deaf that they cannot read and see what is going on? On the Corentyne, which was once a haven of peace and tranquility, Berbicians are quaking following the murder by armed robbers of yet another member of that community. This time a rice farmer was robbed and killed and his wife severely beaten as they relaxed at home listening to music in their hammock. All across Guyana the fear factor is going through the roof—stretched thin by the woefully inadequate personnel and material resources of the police as they struggle to contain violent crimes. This suggests that the PPP cabal does not care about the people because of their unyielding position not to deal effectively with crime and the skyrocketing murder rate. This corrupt and uncaring regime does not understand the depth and extent of the crime problem. The importance of life and law and order must come first in any society if that society is to become productive. Guyanese from every nook and cranny of the country are suffering from the fear factor of crime. They cower every time they hear the gunshots at nights. When will the PPP deal with a problem that is undermining the very fabric of the nation? How can the PPP spend the taxpayers’ money to build the Marriott Hotel and to pay Nascimento to tell tales on television but not provide the police with adequate resources to fight crime? The exciting mega projects aimed at breathing new life in Guyana’s economy will not work if The exciting mega projects aimed at breathing new life in Guyana’s economy will not work if evil men armed with guns continue to maraud the way they do now. It is time for a fresh start in Guyana and it should be based on “National Unity and Human Development which is currently advocated by David Granger, Joseph Harmon and others in APNU. This means that there is renewed hope for a new direction for Guyana. Dr. Asquith Rose