Social Protection Ministry to launch handbook for TIP victims

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry in collaboration with the Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Ministerial Task Force will be launching the first victims’ rights handbook, in observance of World Human Trafficking Day on July 30, 2016.The handbook is intended to guide TIP victims to realise, understand, accept and demand their rights.Some of the most common violations of human rights are; the right to personal autonomy, the right not to be held in slavery or servitude, the right to liberty and security, the right to be free from cruel or inhumane treatment , the right to safe, healthy working conditions and the right to freedom of movement.Tanisha Williams- Corbin, Coordinator (Ag) Counter Trafficking In Persons (C-TIP) Unit, said that, the Ministry will also be launching a campaign titled “Look Out, Speak Out and Take Down” which will be taken to various hotspots.She explained that the Ministry will be aggressively pushing its awareness campaign to educate citizens about TIP with the aim of preventing, reducing and eliminating the scourge.Some of the activities planned are roadside gaffs, school awareness sessions for community, structured awareness sessions for community leaders, distribution of educational materials and novelties, and sessions with social minority groups inclusive of Sex Workers’ Coalition and Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination SASOD.The Ministry will also be providing counselling services for TIP victims, public assistance and necessary psychosocial support in keeping with the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act of 2005, and provision of technical training and grants and loans for at risk families.last_img read more

Canje man busted with 13,800 grams marijuana

first_imgA 23-year-old taxi driver is now in the custody of Police after he was on Saturday afternoon found to be in possession of 13,800 grams of compressed cannabis.The bust was made at around 17:00h, as ranks were conducting a routine ‘stop and search’ operation in the vicinity of the Weldaad Police Station on the WestSeventeen taped parcels containing 13,800 grams of compressed marijuana were found in the carCoast of Berbice.According to reports, the man, from Burnt Bush Dam, East Canje, East Berbice, was observed making a sudden about-turn upon observing the ranks at the roadblock, and was accordingly pursued and detained. A search carried out on his motor vehicle revealed seventeen taped parcels containing the illegal substance. As such, he was taken into Police custody, and is expected to appear in court today to answer a of cannabis possession for the purpose of trafficking.last_img read more