PNCR shocked at tragic events during deadly prison riot

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) said it is shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic disturbances and loss of lives at the Georgetown Prison on Thursday 3rd March 2016 in which seventeen (17) prisoners died and five others injured. The Party, in a statement issued this afternoon,  extends its deepest sympathy to the families and relatives of those prisoners who perished during the riots at the Camp Street prison.
A few of the prisoners this morning
A few of the prisoners this morning

Official reports indicated that the protest by the prisoners began on Wednesday night after prison officials carried out a raid and seized 19 cellphones and a quantity of narcotics that had been smuggled into the prison. The protest started again on Thursday morning when attempts were being made to remove some of the prisoners from the capital offenses section which is used to house prisoners who have been committed to stand high court trials or those on remand for serious crimes.

The PNCR said it also welcomes the Commission of Inquiry ordered by President David Granger to investigate the circumstances which led to this tragedy and to make recommendations to prevent a recurrence.


  1. By now the installed President of Guyana should recognize that some people in his cabinet are just there for prestige and to help their family and friends. Ramjattan, the man who claims to be a security minister MUST GO and be jailed for breach of human rights. Those prisoners met a tortuous death. Ramjattan, Nagamootoo an some others are using the coalition to meet their own interest and that of their friends and families. It is a farce, these guys cannot do the job and must be replaced for the sake of all Guyanese.

  2. yesterday i offered my rip for the dead, but on seeing the names of most of these guys, they were the real bad men of Gt…maybe this is a blessing in disguise, the good lord works in mysterious ways sometimes

  3. And them a blame the PPP . All the promises to People are just promises and I heard many times ” A PROMISE IS A COMFORT TO A FOOL.” But don’t forget is the USA (ABC) countries that PUT IN the new Gov’t. . America say Democracy but a re-count was not needed of the May 2015 elections.Commonsense tell me that all and everything that has to do with The Ministry That Rumjath responsible for, gon get a lot a problem . Then the soulja boy go seh you CANNOT do the job .YOU HAVE TO GO . Who next! Nagga Man go sell he soul again!


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