The two Police Sergeants who were detained at the Tactical Services Unit were released on Tuesday afternoon on “open arrest” as investigations into the alleged conspiracy to commit fraud against the Guyana Police Force continues. The ranks were arrested on Wednesday last after irregularities at the Forces’ Finance Department were discovered.A source close to the investigations told Guyana Times on Wednesday that the two Sergeants were released on Tuesday afternoon as the extended 72-hour period they had sought to hold the ranks came to an end.The source said the ranks were instructed to report for duty as per normal even as investigators continue to probe the fraud allegations.After the ranks’ arrest on Wednesday last, Police investigators had obtained permission to further detain the two colleagues on Saturday for a further 72 hours. The source had told Guyana Times on Sunday last that the Police thought it necessary to keep the ranks in custody as the investigations continue.He said the investigation, thus far, has gone to a new dimension and the sum involved has amounted to millions of dollars.The ranks were called in for questioning after a number of irregularities pertaining to the accounting system at the Guyana Police Force appeared to have been compromised.According to information received, the two Sergeants have been working within the Finance Department for a number of years.The irregularities found are with respect to monies and vouchers for ranks, who would have performed extra duties and were to receive additional payments.Among the duties some ranks were to be paid for were for working at shows, cricket games and other national events. This publication was told that the parents of one rank and relatives close to the other rank were called in for questioning on Friday last.“This is all part of the investigation process. We are dealing with serious allegations here,” the source said.In the past, Police ranks complained that they were either short-changed or in other instances, not paid at all for extra duties. There are also claims by some that they would sign for the monies but those monies are not given to them. “There are lots of allegations and [they] are all being investigated. Information is being gathered right now after which charges will follow if necessary. We are carrying a very thorough investigation because this has been going on for quite some time and we are leaving no stone unturned,” a source told Guyana Times.Efforts to contact Crime Chief, Deputy Commissioner Lyndon Alves on Wednesday were unsuccessful and the Force is yet to offer an official statement on the matter.Just recently, Police Commissioner Leslie James had urged Police ranks to desist from accepting bribes and any involvement in unlawful activities, stating that they will be “penalised”.The Top Cop had made these comments while addressing the opening of a training programme at the Officers’ Training Centre, Eve Leary, where he also stated that he is looking for a change in performance of ranks and fewer allegations of corruption. He added that while the Force will be engaging particular departments to tackle the issue of corruption; if the ranks believe that their salaries are too small, they should tender their resignation.“If you’re not comfortable with your salaries, leave the job. You came on, you were told what is being offered and you decided to become an agent of the Force. How come you have an issue with your remuneration,” the Commissioner stated.
Congratulations: It was a busy week for a number of members of CLG Bun Cranncha who, like Senior Footballer Ryan Bradley, represented their county. Well done to Manager Tom Clare and the following members of his Donegal Minor Hurling squad who competed in the Ulster League this weekend; Conor Grant (Captain), Stephen Nelson, Daniel Wilson, Donal Óg MacLochlainn, Jack O’Loughlin, Tom Clare, Daren Doherty Roe, Sam Doherty Roe and Paul Nelson.Congratulations to Abaigh Stokes and Emer Clerkin who began their county careers on Saturday in Convoy against Derry in the first round of the Ulster League. Well done to Darach O’Connor who played a huge part in Donegal Under 21s excellent victory over Tyrone in Omagh last week. They now progress to face Derry in the Ulster semi-final on Wednesday 3rd April.Congratulations also to coach Gary Duffy and players Peter McLaughlin, Darrach O’Connor, Bruce Waldron and John Campbell who are all part of the Donegal Minor squad who played Fermanagh in Brewster Park in the first round of the Ulster Minor League last week. Annual Dinner Dance: Just a few days remain until our annual celebration which will take place on Saturday 30th March in the Inishowen Gateway. All-Ireland winner Ryan Bradley will be in attendance, accompanied by Sam Maguire & the Liam McCarthy cups. It is sure to be a great night, which is open to all. Tickets priced at €25 are available from club members.St. Patrick’s Day: A big thank you to all who helped in preparing the float for St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Thanks to A&N Fuels for the use of their lorry and to all who decorated and helped with the children, in particular the directors of operations Seamus and Pauline Grant. To Terry Tedstone, Sean Porter, Michael O’Toole, Denis Deery, and Peter Cloherty who made the “stick men” replicas of some members of the County Senior Team, including our own Ryan Bradley. Our float was awarded overall winner so congratulations to you all and thanks for all the hard work. The evening of culture was well attended and the club would like to thank Donna Elliott and Cathy Hegarty for bringing along their dancers, as well as the Inch and Cockhill Céile Dancers. Thanks also to Lauryn Mulholland for her excellent singing.Senior and Reserve Football: After a solid pre-season and an unbeaten run in the Ulster Intermediate League, our Senior and Reserve sides will begin the 2013 Division 2 League at the Scarvey on Good Friday, when they will face 2011 County Senior Champions Glenswilly. A large crowd is expected at the Scarvey to witness a game which will be an excellent test for Buncrana, against a side that includes All-Stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher. Throw-in times are yet to be finalised. Training continues Tuesday evening at 7:30pm.Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment.U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Wednesdays at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U9 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) is on every Thursday in Crana College from 7pm-8pm. New players are always welcome. U12 Football: The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.Stewards: Anyone who is interested in stewarding matches in MacCumhaill Pairc is asked to email club secretary Grainne McCarron [email protected]: The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 19th February in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 6-11-13-17There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants: Mary McGonigle, TrillickBrian McLaughlin, LinsfortSinead Craig, The WoodsClaire McCarron, TullydishRaymond DalyClub Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at [email protected] to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at [email protected] by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 24th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:buncrana gaa club notes