Ramjattan incapable of carrying out responsibility for Prison Service

first_imgDear Editor,The Indian Action Committee (IAC) is outraged and deeply disturbed at the photographs published in the local media recording dangerous prisoners at the New Amsterdam Prison enjoying themselves and brandishing bottles of expensive foreign liquor while appearing to smoke cigarettes and marijuana.The IAC is of the strongest opinion that this lawlessness must be brought to an end immediately and is calling on President David Granger to ensure that all those persons responsible for permitting this egregious lawlessness must either be called upon to resign or be dismissed.The IAC also believes that Public Security Minister and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan has proved himself to be incapable, inept and incompetent to carry out the political responsibility for the Guyana Prison Service and given the fact that 17 prisoners lost their lives at the Camp Street Prison in March 2017; the destruction of the Camp Street Prison with the loss of one Prison Officer in July 2017; the inadequate facilities followed by the escape of prisoners from the Lusignan Prison also in July 2017; and now this outrage at the New Amsterdam Prison in May 2018, all occurring under his watch, is enough basis for his immediate removal from this crucial position pertaining to the nation’s security.The, IAC, therefore, is calling upon President David Granger to immediately request Minister Ramjattan to resign or failing which to dismiss him.The IAC also is of the belief that the Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels is also incapable, inept and incompetent to administer the prison system of Guyana and the organisation is calling on President Granger to request his resignation or failing which to dismiss him.The IAC is calling upon President Granger to investigate this matter thoroughly and identify all those prison officials culpable in allowing dangerous prisoners access to cellphones, alcohol, and narcotics and to place them before the courts.The IAC recognises that the Guyana Prison Service needs new, strong, strict and stern management now since prisons are places that require stiff discipline and, therefore, it may be necessary for the military to be brought in to ensure that order be restored to the prisons until a new cadre of responsible prison officers are trained.Yours sincerely,Indian ActionCommitteelast_img read more

LETTERKENNY CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA HOST RECITAL FOR NATIONAL MUSIC DAY

first_imgLETTERKENNY CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA & FRIENDSLove:live Music Ireland’s National Music DayBy Víctor YélamoTo celebrate Love: Live Music – National Music Day Ireland next Friday, April 8th, theLetterkenny Children’s Orchestra and the Regional Cultural Centrepresent a Classical Music Recital with music by Bach and Gluck andother compositions performed by the junior ensemble and friends. Founded in 2009, the Children’s Orchestra is an initiative of theSzabó-Yélamo String Duo. The Children’s Orchestra aims to complementthe weekly individual instrumental lessons and to motivate beginnersto work as a team, and also to develop social skills. The ensemblecomprises string players aged 7 to 13, students of OrsolyaSzabó-Yélamo, Lucia Spacirova, Brian Bergin and Víctor Yélamo – whoalso conducts the ensemble.The Children’s Orchestra trains and prepares string players for theDonegal Youth Orchestra; some of its members have already joined thelarger ensemble. They made their performance debut in February 2010 aspart of the Szabó-Yélamo Concert Series at RCC, with great feedbackfrom music teachers and the general public. They got nationalinvitations to participate in the Junior Orchestra Festival of theCoole School of Music (Gort, Galway).The group would like to thank Anne McHugh (principal) and all thecaretakers of Errigal College for allowing the Children’s Orchestra touse their premises for our Monday rehearsals.Letterkenny Children’s Orchestra and Friends is a great opportunity tocelebrate the future of Classical Music in Donegal. At the same timewe celebrate the children of today who will entertain and delightcoming generations; we also celebrate the National Music Day ofIreland through this free event, starting at 5.30pm at the Gallery ofthe Regional Cultural Centre. Letterkenny Children’s Orchestra and FriendsFriday 8th April, 5.30pm.Music by Bach, Gluck and othersRegional Cultural Centre, LetterkennyCo. DonegalAdmission is freeVenue: Regional Cultural CentreLocation: Cove Hill, Port Road Letterkenny, Co. DonegalTime: 17:30 – 18:10Tickets: freeOrganiser: Letterkenny Children’s OrchestraContact: Víctor YélamoLETTERKENNY CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA HOST RECITAL FOR NATIONAL MUSIC DAY was last modified: April 2nd, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more