Inmates and Youth Offenders to Contribute to ‘Jamaica 55’ Celebrations

first_img Inmates and juveniles in correctional institutions across the island will be showcasing their talents as part of the ‘Jamaica 55’ celebrations.Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., told JIS News that the inmates will be making their contributions through music, and other skill areas such as visual and culinary arts.He noted that they are excited to be part of the celebrations, because they see the occasion as on opportunity to give back to the country.“I applaud the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport for its willingness to allow the inmates to showcase their talents and entertain Jamaicans and rebuild hope and trust,” he said.He said the move is in keeping with Government’s objective to “create space that encourages people’s talents to flourish for our country’s benefit, and inmates in correctional facilities are no different”.“Prisons have a history of inmates being involved in the arts, and I believe it is an important rehabilitation tool,” Senator Charles Jr. added.For the Independence celebrations, the adult inmates will be working with former Superintendent at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Gladstone Wright, to produce music pieces in recognition of the Independence milestone.Senator Charles Jr. explained that Mr. Wright played a critical role in the development of the music programme in the correctional facilities.“This partnership is expected to provide additional avenues for advancing their rehabilitation while creating pathways for their eventual success in societies,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, the youth offenders will be creating pieces for a competition and expo under the ‘Jamaica 55’ theme ‘Celebrating Jamaicans at Home and Abroad’.He explained that the four juvenile correctional institutions across the island are expected to display talents in areas such as mural design, animation, graphic design, fashion designing/tailoring, craft, the culinary arts, and agricultural science.The mural design that best captures the theme will be painted in all juvenile institutions as part of efforts to create child-friendly spaces. Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., told JIS News that the inmates will be making their contributions through music, and other skill areas such as visual and culinary arts. Inmates and juveniles in correctional institutions across the island will be showcasing their talents as part of the ‘Jamaica 55’ celebrations. For the Independence celebrations, the adult inmates will be working with former Superintendent at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Gladstone Wright, to produce music pieces in recognition of the Independence milestone. last_img read more

4yearold critical after being raped dumped into water tank 1 arrested

first_imgGurugram: A four-year-old was raped by a 34-year-old construction worker, tortured and then dumped in the tank so that she can die by suffocation in Gurugram. She was rescued in the nick of time and is in a critical state in a hospital.According to law enforcement officials, the accused, a construction worker, was working at the site when he saw the minor girl playing there. He allegedly took the girl to the basement of the building and raped her. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe unconscious girl was dumped in a water tank and the accused fled from the spot. The minor was later rescued by other construction workers and was rushed to the hospital. The girl’s parents also worked in the same construction site, but they were busy with their work when the culprit took the child down to the basement and raped her. The hospital authorities informed police after examining the child and confirming that the minor girl was raped. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe accused was arrested within seven hours of the case being registered. “We have arrested and he will be charged under the relevant sections. The minor girl is being treated at the hospital and we pray for her speedy recovery,” said a senior police official from Gurugam police. The incident has again proved to be a stark reminder of how unsafe Gurugram is becoming for its children. According to official data, there is a sexual crime that happens against a minor every fourth day. In a more disturbing trend that came forward, it was revealed that Gurugram also leads in a number of sexual assault cases against the minors. There were 354 cases registered under the protection of children from sexual offences Act (POCSO). Co-incidentally the figures were way lower that Faridabad that has total cases of 412 cases of sexual crimes against minors.last_img read more