– Fernandes is Division’s 1st female ASPE Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Linden Lord is now the Division’s Senior Superintendent of Police, while Telisa Peters-Fernandes became its first female Assistant Superintendent of Police, following recent senior promotions announced by the Guyana Police Force (GPF).The two are amongst eleven additional senior ranks to be promoted in theTelisa Peters-Fernandes and Linden LordDivision, on the heels of the promotion of 32 junior ranks.The other nine ranks promoted to Inspectors include Sherwin Henry and Harry Sutherland, Women Corporals Gullaune and Layne, Corporal Ramsey and Women Special Corporals Barkoye, Welch, Morris and Sears.Lord has headed the Division in the capacity of Superintendent of Police since October of last year, with his first role as Divisional Commander. He has been a member of the GPF since 1985, and was attached mainly as an Investigator of serious crimes in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and has over 28 years of experience in criminal investigative services.Lord has also worked at several branches and Divisions including Narcotics, Presidential Guard and CID Headquarters. He was also involved in many high profile crimes across the country including the Bartica and Lusignan massacres.
Not that Walton can do a lot about it right now. Additional tests Monday revealed that Walton has nothing more serious than the sprained ankle that was previously diagnosed, but Walton continues to experience pain while attempting basketball drills. Walton will wait at least one more week before practicing again. So the Lakers, without Walton and Kwame Brown, will attempt to get some revenge on the Knicks and Cavaliers, the teams that served as troubled bookends for their long and troubling road trip. Tonight: vs. New York Staples Center, 7:30 p.m. FSN, KLAC/570 Defense, bench play and the productivity of Lamar Odom and the big men are all issues for the Lakers, who stressed patience but also indicated that they know the importance of turning things around quickly. Since a momentum-building victory over San Antonio on Jan. 17, the Lakers have lost nine of 13 games. “The West is so tough,” forward Luke Walton said. “We know if we don’t start winning, we’re just going to keep falling and falling (down the standings).” EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers returned to the comforts of home – bed, meals, sunshine – but they couldn’t escape the figurative stench of their East Coast road trip, which ended with a 3-5 record. The Lakers have two home games – tonight against New York and Thursday against Cleveland – before the All-Star break, and a sense of urgency set in during a lengthy practice Monday afternoon. “It’s still early,” Odom said. “We’re still growing as a team. We’ve got a little break coming up so hopefully we can go into that strong and rest up for a nice run. “There’s still 30 games to play. We’re all talking about this now, but if we put a little streak together, we’ll forget about this. We’re going to make the playoffs. We’re trying to position ourselves for home court.” Defense was the theme Monday, and not surprisingly. In their last three games the Lakers have allowed 93, 96 and 99 points and during the eight-game trip they averaged 95.6 points allowed. “We’ve got the athletes and youth and we’re quick,” Odom said. “We just need the right mentality.” Resting up Kobe Bryant was a no-show on the practice court Monday, a day of rest prescribed by coach Phil Jackson after Bryant played 44 minutes on Sunday. Bryant played all but 18 seconds of the second half and nearly carried the Lakers to victory. “He feels pretty good,” Jackson said of Bryant. “I’ve been a guy who wants guys to practice a lot, but at his age and with his experience, practice can be more of a debilitating thing.” Another week It’s still unknown whether Walton will be able to play a week from Wednesday, when the Lakers resume their season after the All-Star break. Walton walked on an exercise machine during practice and seemed encouraged that Monday’s tests revealed nothing more than the damage normally associated with a Grade I ankle sprain. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!