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Prison Director admits that inmates kept in ‘walled area’ at Lusignan prison have been injured during fights

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There have in been fights in the walled open field, adjacent to the Lusignan Prison complex, where over 500 inmates from the Camp Street Prison are being kept – the others having been moved to other prisons, while several have been released.

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At least two of six escaped prisoners believed to be in Georgetown – Police Commissioner

Caption: From left, top row, Royden Williams, Uree Varswyck, Stafrei Hopkenson Alexander, Desmond James, Cornelius Thomas and Cobena Stephens

An operational plan to ensure the recapture of the six men confirmed as prison escapees is in place, according to Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan.

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Four days later: Ramjattan finally gives account for prisoners, six confirmed as escapees

From left: Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud; Minister Khemraj Ramjattan; Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels and Imran Khan

Six persons have been confirmed, by Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, as being escaped inmates from the Camp Street Prison, which was destroyed by fire after Sunday’s (July 9, 2017) jailbreak. His comments came during a news conference held at his Ministry’s Brickdam Street office.

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Police mum on chopping incident at Lusignan prison

An aerial shot of the destroyed Camp Street prison

There is still no word from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on the chopping incident at the Lusignan Prison, yesterday.

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Karasabai residents forced to repair key access bridge after non-support from Region

Residents working on the damaged bridge

After calls for help from the Regional administration went unanswered, residents of Karasabai, Region 9, mobilized to help themselves.

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Three more prison escapees identified, still no clear accounting for inmates

The state of the Camp Street prison

After initially saying that five inmates had escaped from the Camp Street Prison, after the building was flattened by fire on Sunday (July 9, 2017), the number was been increased to eight by authorities.

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CARICOM Leaders Make New Commitment to Tackle NCDs


The push for a healthier Caribbean received a considerable boost last week as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders at their 38th annual summit in Grenada made new commitments to tackle the epidemic of chronic diseases which is costing the region dearly in terms of health and development.

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A seventh escaped prisoner recaptured, no alert issued to say inmate was missing

Recaptured: Shamudeen Mohamed

With every passing hour, since Sunday’s (July 9, 2017) jailbreak at Camp Street Prison, the Government is coming in for more and more criticisms – specifically as it relates to the actual number of prison escapees.

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Driver abducted by escaped Camp Street prisoners found alive

Abducted driver, Matthew Shivtahal

After Sunday’s (July 9, 2017) jailbreak, at least four armed inmates from the Camp Street Prison, escaped and hijacked a car, driven by Matthew Shivtahal.

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Police Force says it incorrectly identified one of the five escapees

Sherwin Nero, incorrectly identified as a prison escapee by the Police Force

Earlier today, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) identified Sherwin Nero, a/k Sherwin Moses ‘Catty’, as one of the five inmates who escaped from the Camp Street Prison on Sunday (July 9, 2017). And a wanted bulletin was issued for him.

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