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

England vs Portugal: LIVE on talkSPORT

first_img1 The Three Lions’ last match before Euro 2016 is LIVE on talkSPORT England will play their final match before Euro 2016 on Thursday, and it is live and in full on talkSPORT.Roy Hodgson’s men host Portugal at Wembley, nine days before their Group B clash with Russia. It is a final test for the Three Lions against a Portugal side without Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s shootout hero in last week’s Champions League final.LIVE ON talkSPORT: England vs Portugal – click here for live commentaryTeam news England started with Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney for the first time.The attacking trio have never featured in the same starting XI before but were handed the chance to cement their partnership at a sold-out Wembley send-off.That meant Marcus Rashford stepped back to the bench following his goalscoring debut against Australia, while James Milner returned in midfield alongside Tottenham pair Dele Alli and Eric Dier.In all there were 10 changes from the 2-1 win over the Socceroos, with Chris Smalling the one constant.England XI: Hart, Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Rose, Dier, Alli, Milner, Rooney, Kane, Vardy. Subs: Forster, Sterling, Lallana, Clyne, Henderson, Sturridge, Stones, Wilshere, Barkley, Rashford, Heaton.Portugal XI: Rui Patricio, Vieirinha, Bruno Alves, Carvalho, Eliseu, Joao Moutinho, Joao Mario, Danilo Pereira, Nani, Rafa, Adrien Silva. Subs: Lopes, Fonte, Guerreiro, Eder, William Carvalho, Andre Gomes, Renato Sanches, Quaresma, Cedric, Eduardo.Referee: Marco Guida (Torre Annunziata)last_img read more