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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, August 11, 2016
Bundles of cigarettes was found hidden
in the sole of an inmate s sneakers as he
was being relocated last weekend to the
Port-of-Spain Prison from the Carrera Island
Officers said the inmate was searched before
he was relocated.
The Port-of-Spain Prison has been in the
focus of several reports of contraband seizures
since the daring jail break last July in which
three prisoners shot their way out of the Frederick
Street jail, killing sentry PC Sherman Maynard.
Officers said they searched the inmate and
found a large quantity of cigarettes in the sole
of his shoes.
In a brief interview yesterday, secretary of
the Prisons Officers Association, Gerard Gor-
don, said he applauded the efforts by his col-
"With a find like that, we applaud the efforts
of the officers who continue with the interest
of the public and we can see the challenge the
Prisons Service is facing with the eradication
of unauthorised articles within the prison walls."
Gordon said the association had been con-
tinuously seeking to have legislation implemented
which would discourage individuals from wanting
to breach the prison regulations as it related to
During the jail break, Allan "Scanny" Martin, Hassan
Atwell and Christopher "Monster" Selby managed to
escape from the
Leon Rouse was
shot and May-
nard was killed.
killed when he
was cornered at
guard booth of
was murdered in
Spain the follow-
Selby, 30, sur-
rendered to offi-
cers at the
Station two days
He was subsequently charged with ten offences includ-
ing the murder of PC Maynard.
Officers of the Prisons Service executive were aware
there was a jail break plot several months before it
Thieves stole several items and desecrated the Joy
Tabernacle on Morne Coco Road, Maraval, on Tuesday.
Up until late yesterday, no suspects were held in con-
nection with the robbery.
Police said burglars broke into the church through a
It was reported that at 8.30 pm on August 3, the tab-
ernacle was locked and when members returned at 4.30
pm on Tuesday found the church had been ransacked
and a microwave, a fan and two air condition units were
A golden cross was thrown on the ground with other
PC Joseph of the Maraval Police Station is continuing
From 10 am today, members of the public can
visit the Southern Academy for the Performing
Arts (SAPA) to view exhibits from the personal
and professional life of the late prime minister
The exhibit, hosted by the University of T&T
(UTT), was co-ordinated to coincide with the
40-day memorial service for Manning who died
on July 2.
He had been hospitalised for several days for
a lung infection and doctors treating him dis-
covered he had acute myeloid leukemia (AML),
a rare, very aggressive cancer of the blood,
just two days before he died.
Speaking to the media yesterday, UTT s
curator, Janice Blake, said the university
acquired the memorabilia shortly after Man-
ning left office in 2010 after losing the general
"This is an exhibition of items which belonged to
Mr Manning, which he acquired from youth and others
which he acquired during his terms in office as prime
"From 1991 to 1995 and up to 2010... we were given
these items in 2010 shortly after the general election
and we have had them since then and have been
preparing it and this is the first time they are on display
for the public," Blake said.
She said deputy political leader Joan Yuille-Williams
saw the exhibition on the day of his funeral in Port-
of- Spain and urged UTT to put it on display in South.
"The exhibition actually started on July 8, the day
of his funeral and Mrs Joan Yuille-Williams, his former
colleague, visited and she was quite pleased and she
asked us to bring to it to San Fernando."
She said a lot of the items on show were from Man-
ning s trips around the world during his tenure as
Blake added: "Some of the most unique items are
quite a number of coins from different countries,
Cuba, Chile, China, Germany.
"Most of the places he went he received commem-
orative items and mementos. When he went to Uganda
in 2007, he got some bank notes and when other
people came here, they also brought (him) gifts.
"It s a wide array of items that we have. We have
coins, awards and thousands of photographs. We have
some of his clothing, his personal memorabilia, so it s
a very varied collection. We also have some documents
but those aren t yet ready for the public use."
Asked where Manning s collection would be kept
after the exhibition, Blake said:
"There is going to be a UTT building in Tamana
(Wallerfield Industrial Park) and the UTT library has
been given a space there so we are hoping when that
comes on stream, these items will be there on a per-
"We hope to have a permanent location where
people can come in and interact with them and get
a sense of what Mr Manning s personal and public
life was like."
In the meantime, the items are housed at the uni-
versity s Point Lisas Campus under tight security.
She said UTT was also trying to assemble a collection
from the life of another politician, whom she did not
identify, but has not been successful.
Cigarettes found in
UTT hosts exhibition on
Nicole Harrypersad-Rambally prepares memorabilia
of the late Patrick Manning for display at the
Southern Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA), San
Fernando, yesterday. The exhibition will run until
August 17. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
Bundles of cigarettes which were
concealed in the sole of a prisoner's
sneakers were seized by prisons
Thieves strike at
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