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Prison officials are concerned for
their lives and the safety of their
colleagues, after a video was
released appearing to show several
high-performance guns in the
Remand Yard of Golden Grove
Prison officers told the Guardian
that the video was made in the north
wing and outside the prison.
Still images of firearms such as
an AK-47, a SIG, a Venezuelan-made
revolver and other automatic firearms
are displayed in the five-minute
video montage, which is circulating
on Facebook and Whatsapp.
Officers told the Guardian they
were concerned because in the past
few weeks during searches at the
prison, they recovered several
makeshift firearms with rounds of
They said they recognised the
background of the video, which
shows the jail bars, windows and
even the sheets used inside the
prison. They said the video appeared
to be recorded in the prison using
cell phones and then sent out to a
producer who inserted other ele-
The video also shows images of
several inmates, including Rajaee Ali,
and others whose faces are at times
hidden behind white masks.
Officers said a number of inmates
have been converted to Islam and
believe that the firearms would be
used to start a war and something
They believe that certain incoming
inmates had deliberately committed
crimes in order to get into prison
and be close to Ali.
New Commissioner of Prisons
Sterling Stewart initially said in a
phone interview yesterday that he
had not seen the video, but tries
constantly to motivate the officers,
knowing their lives are at risk.
"We have a certain high-risk job
and we are dealing with them. There
are certain leaders of a sect and I
am not a stranger to the fact and
the officers are threatened," he said.
Stewart said members of a certain
denomination want to follow their
own rules in the prison.
"You must fear them and it is a
"They want to take over and they
don t want to follow the rules of any
legitimate service and we have to
keep it (prison) safe," he said.
Stewart said the safety of the offi-
cers is not guaranteed.
"I, being at the helm, have to pass
instructions. It is a challenge, I know
the level of fear, I have to keep moti-
vating them to be professional. Life
and death is not in their hands at
all but in God s. Be professional in
your functions," he said.
He said the biggest challenge was
Now Prisons officers say...
Guns behind bars
One spokesperson for the Islamic community said leaders who
were aware of recruitment of that nature should intervene.
"If there are those who are advocating militant Islam then our
respective Muslim leaders who are aware of such development need
to take some decisive action and take a conscious effort to
discourage these elements from pursuing that kind of activity," said
Nafeesa Mohammed, an attorney who has been calling for the
release of five T&T nationals who are in a Venezuelan prison.
She added, "Jihad is a spiritual belief and in the age of the Internet
some of the young minds are vulnerable and misguided into believing
what they are talking about," she said.
Mohammed said most Muslims respect the rule of law and who
co-operate with the authorities.
Rajaee Ali, his
Brent LaCroix and
Donna Dyer are
murder radio DJ
November 27 last
year in Port-of-
Ali alone is
charged with being
a gang leader, while
the others are
accused of being
members of a gang
and possession of
They will reappear
in court on April 28.
Continued on Page A7
The video features a rap song by
a man claiming to be an inmate.
We locked up in jail right now,
Man speaking in foreign
Chorus: They think its over, no it
aint over. Cause all unfair games
got to play over. Your frame cases
got us on lock down, put us in the
jail, we put the jail on lockdown, you
"They think its over, nah it aint
over cause all unfair games got to
play over, your frame cases."
"First off, Yo f*** Gary Griffith, f***
n*** who be talking holy war and
don't live it. Ellis la mia at Carapo,
everybody know that we bad, n****
always talking s**t, we be all about
You see the State had a plan,
now the State b***** cause Rajaiee
has a fan, ain that a a b**ch? Worse
s** you ever heard? These the same
b*** that frame you for murder,
They got all my n*** locked up on
f**** framed cases, if i could then I
would m******* trade places, man I
miss my brothers, they say that
Carapo we quiet, put the lions in
the jail, the jail about to have a riot."
"This schematics about of who
be locking where and every
prisoner knows know no Carapo
n**** got no fair, I go start off in the
grove on the south wing, Junior
Mavado less than small n*** loves
the old thing, cross on the north
wing, a man like Bago, n*** loves to
smile but he don't play doh
Big up my n***Yasin, n**** got a
problem, we go make it a murder
Take it across to MSP (Maximum
Security Prison) big up my n****
Boutcha, since you been gone the
hood aint the same without yah.
Since we cross on your side big
up Baby Bandit, n***** put in work
and real n***** understand it.
Take it down down to town side
for we to find some bad men,
Keshon, Ish, with Laquish with
Hazee the Beast have to be some
manmen, Lioness with Yuma, so I
got to big up Donna, and before I
leave the building, big up Talo and
Hamza. I love ya."
Firearms displayed in the five-minute video montage.
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