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Date: 19 Jan 18 01:51pm
By Leon SuseranFormer Senior Superintendent of Prisons, Mr. Poshanand Tahal recently expressed concerns about the current state of the prison system, especially as it relates to overcrowding and the need for the female prisoners at New Amsterdam to be re-located to a separate facility.During an interview with Kaieteur News, Tahal who spent over 34 years in the Guyana Prison Service (GPS), acting as Director of Prisons at some point or another, and who served for quite a number of years at the New Amsterdam  Prisons, related some of his burning concerns.“The overcrowding—the New Amsterdam Prison is very small and to hold 100 prisoners in a very cramped position is not easy. I understand they got some plan to build at Lusignan. I don’t know how that would facilitate movement. The government did suggest somewhere at Leonora for a female prison. I don’t know the land but it was mooted then. I don’t know if they have that in thoughts anymore. Georgetown is terrible, Cheap NFL Jerseys, terribly overcrowded, ” he said.Tahal stated that when he left the system, the remand population at New Amsterdam was roughly 48 per cent of the total male population and about 50 per cent of the total female population. This amount he said varies from time to time.Poshanand TahalThe females need space to operate and space to get involved of activities “and so the Officer-in-Charge can only dream of activities to get them involved in.”“To do gardening or training, they have to come outside or even play games—it’s not always the best opportunities for them.”Tahal noted that the large garden space that was used in the past to do large- scale farming at the New Amsterdam Prisons was taken away to build the new New Amsterdam Hospital and the only plot of land that remains today is the one that is owned and leased by the Presbyterian Church in the area.The plan then was to look for a piece of land along the East Bank of Berbice to do farming and a proposal was prepared, “but nothing was done about that. The land aback of the Berbice High School (BHS), the church has taken it back.”“Every industry that prisons become involved in, you have to have somebody at the helm who has a drive to see the thing continuously remain successful, and I think sometimes, you know, a lot of young cadets come in and some of them get the impression—‘Oh I didn’t come as an Agriculturist—I come as an administrative officer and chicken rearing is not my business’—I get that kind of impression and they need to be much more wide in their dreams, ” the former Deputy Prison Director stated.And the main essence of prison hasn’t been removed from the law—that is separation and segregation. According to Tahal, it is difficult for any prison officer to practice separation and segregation (separate the remands from the convicted; the hardcore form the soft-core) in Guyana. He related that what currently obtains in the system is not good enough; whereby the only separation is females from males in New Amsterdam, “and that’s not good.”He believes the powers that be need to understand “that not every prisoner can be trained and retrained.”“They got the hard core who will never change. For instance, they got a prisoner whose name is Jack, who has served over 40 prison sentences, who tell you plainly  ‘Boss man, I ain’t got no other home—I go on the road and I coming back….just keep me bed, don’t give it away’. What will we do with him?” Tahal questioned.The retired prison officer also believes that government should be utilizing prison labour. He said that they should have prisoners work for incentives by doing work and performing jobs in the communities in which they serve jail time, “given the right security”.“Let them earn for the food and the things the government giving them—it’s plenty money we spending on them—let them give back to the society, they can do that.”
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An Angoy鈥檚 Avenue, New Amsterdam resident and mother of five, who was previously convicted on a narcotics matter, was yesterday sentenced to three years in prison and fined $30, Cheap NFL Jerseys, 000 when she appeared before Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo and pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.On this occasion she had six grams of cannabis.The case for the prosecution as presented by Inspector Satrohan Dayaram, was that on Tuesday last (May 18), a group of police were on a mobile patrol in the Angoy鈥檚 Avenue area when they observed the defendant, Viola Sammy, acting in a suspicious manner.She was seen walking along Patrick Dam with her hand folded in a cuff. 聽Upon seeing the approaching police vehicle, the woman鈥檚 hand immediately went to the back pocket of her pants.Sammy was stopped and searched and a small paper parcel with leaves, seeds and stems of the marijuana plant was found on her person. She was told of the offence, arrested and charged.In court, the woman who was only released from prison about four months ago, begged the court to be lenient on her. She told the magistrate that she has five children to take care of, the eldest being 15 years of age.However, Prosecutor Dayaram was quickly on his feet to clarify the existing circumstances.He told the court that what the woman was saying was not entirely the truth. He said that three of the woman鈥檚 children are living at an orphanage while the other two are living with relatives.He also told the court that the woman had previously been convicted for similar matters.The magistrate then sentenced Sammy. (Samuel Whyte)
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Last Sunday, more than 1000 children from Parika and Meten-Meer-Zorg were treated to toys and goodies as Odyssey Transport Services hosted their Annual Christmas party. The party was held at the company’s wharf in Parika.Manager of the company, Cheap China NFL Jerseys, Troy Khan told Kaieteur News that the company will continue to do charitable works in the community. He said that many children are not fortunate to be presented with a toy around this joyous season and stated that the company will continue to put smiles on their faces.He pointed out that the party continues to get bigger and better every year.The event is spearheaded by CEO, Feroze Barakat.
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–    Governments will have to find food for nine billion by 2050.Governments need to prioritize food security strategies and invest in theirSecretary-General’s Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition, David Nabarroagricultural sectors to reduce poverty, a United Nations official said Friday, stressing that supporting small farmers was particularly important to prevent food crises.David Nabarro, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition, Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, said one of the main challenges the world faces presently is ensuring that it can meet the demand for food for nine billion people by 2050.To tackle this challenge, he said, countries should focus on making sure that they have the necessary measures in place to be able to provide food for their population. However, this has become more complex in recent years due to volatile food prices.During 2007 and 2008, rises in food prices triggered a crisis which saw riots in more than 35 countries as prices soared by as much as 30 to 50 per cent and 700 million people suffered from hunger. Since then, prices have remained inconsistent due to uncertainty in the world economy as well as changes in demand and shortage of supplies.Mr. Nabarro, who coordinates the High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, said one of the UN’s priorities was to continue to sustain efforts in the 22 countries that experience recurring food crises, such as Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, and parts of Uganda and northern Tanzania.He also stated that one of the main lessons learned by the international community in the past years was that repeated bursts of humanitarian aid were not the answer to help these countries in the long term. Instead, funding for programmes that increase their resilience and investing in small farmers, who produce most of the food in Africa, proved to be a better strategy.Long-term investment in Ethiopia meant it had been successful in providing a safety net to its citizens, while in Kenya, poor infrastructure had hindered the ability to move food from plentiful to drought-hit areas, he noted. In Somalia a general lack of access led to famine being declared, and communities were still trying to recover.Mr. Nabarro underlined that the Task Force, comprising the heads of more than 20 UN departments, will continue to engage with these countries and will pay particular attention to fighting malnourishment in children and increasing communities’ resilience to climate change.