first_imgOne week after a 23-year-old prisoner was remanded for breaking and entering and larceny, he was killed in the Lusignan Holding Bay by another inmate.Dead is Samuel Little of Lot 1 Stewartville, West Coast Demerara.Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels told the media that Little died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Wednesday at about 10:30h after receiving injuries on Tuesday by another inmate.According to the Director, Little was taken to the prison on June 19.Reports are that Little was involved in an argument with another male prisoner on Tuesday at about 14:00h. During the argument, the enraged prisoner struck him with a piece of wood. Initially, he was treated at the prison infirmary but was rushed to GPHC due to the severity of his injuries.Police have since confirmed that they have launched an investigation while the suspect was said to be assisting.In April, an inmate who was on remand for a murder charge at the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, was killed after being beaten by several prisoners.Dead is 30-year-old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown.Reports are that at about 22:58h, Ali was in Bay One at the Lusignan Prison when several other prisoners began to beat him following a dispute.Only last month, a Mazaruni Prison inmate died after allegedly consuming a poisonous substance which he had believed to be alcohol.This was according to acting Guyana Prison Service (GPS) Director Kevin Pilgrim, who, during an interview with Guyana Times, said the other inmates who consumed the same substance were also taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital for medical attention.He said that upon discovering the condition of Stuart before he succumbed, GPS ranks rushed the other prisoners to that hospital as a proactive measure.The dead prisoner, Gary Stuart, was part of the Reintegration Training Project.Stuart died at about 05:45h on May 11, less than 24 hours after working at a nearby quarry. He was said to be washing and painting boats when he, along with other inmates, found the bottle of what they believed was alcohol.The inmates hid the bottle from the prison officer on duty and Stuart was said to have drunk the substance. However, it was not until 05:15h on Saturday that Stuart cried out for pains in his stomach and, as a result, was escorted to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.last_img read more

first_imgTELUS restores telephone service to 1,100 customers in Montney At 11:30, TELUS restored telephone service to about 1,100 customers in the Montney area who lost service around 10:00 a.m.A power surge resulted from a lightning strike earlier this morning. TELUS crews were onsite quickly and were able to restore service.TELUS thanks its customers for their patience during the outage.- Advertisement –last_img