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Lusignan Prison riots: 16 prisoners shot, Prison Service says ‘there was no choice but to use force’


Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels late this afternoon confirmed that at approximately 16:20 hours today inmates at the holding area of the Lusignan Prison were involved in a series of assaults and aggressive conduct which resulted in extreme disorder and threatened their own safety, that of the joint services team ...

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CARICOM closer to developing regulations to improve energy performance in buildings


A team of regional experts working to develop a building code that is energy efficient has reached consensus on a Draft Caribbean Application Document (CAD). The team has endorsed also a programme of work for the effective, efficient and timely completion of the code.

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13 escapees ran to Lusignan Backlands, were not noticed as missing until hours later – Ramjattan


In a recording just over two-minutes long, which was aired by the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN), Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, broke his silence on the jailbreak at the Lusignan Prison, opting not to face the national media corps.

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

gladwin samuel

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 destroyed 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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