Timehri Prison set to undergo massive renovation

first_imgThe Timehri Prison, on the East Bank of Demerara, will soon under massive renovations as the Public Security Ministry has begun to invite bids which will see renovations to several parts of the prison.Interested bidders are being invited to bid for the renovation of the Officer-in-Charge’s quarters, female quarters, and medex quarters, and for the tiling of dormitories at the Timehri prison.Bids will be opened on March 14, in the boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Finance Ministry.Only recently, it was announced that Cabinet approved the contract for the construction of six living quarters from Lots One to Two at the Mazaruni Prison. The contract of $41 million was awarded to N&A Construction for Lot One of the project, while AAV Ragobeer General Construction was awarded $35 million for Lot Two of the project.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon at a recent post-Cabinet press briefing said the two lots will include nine residences and a third lot was being considered.The renovation of the prison comes on the heel of the visit that was made by President David Granger and a ministerial team in March 2016. During that visit, it was revealed that the living quarters of the prison officers was in a deplorable state.last_img read more

Gym to stay shut at Vasquez High

first_imgACTON – Doors to Vasquez High School’s gymnasium will remain locked to students and teachers for now after a bill designed to open them died in the state Legislature. The tentlike facility was once the place for physical-education classes, basketball games and school assemblies. But after five years of activities, it was locked up in 2004 because state officials said the temporary building was not designed for such long-term use. A bill by Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, would have allowed the school to use the gym while waiting for state education officials to authorize its use permanently. The state Senate’s education committee killed the bill last week because members said it would create a precedent for other school campuses. On Friday, Runner said she was looking for other ways to open the gym and was talking with state architects and the governor’s staff. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 [email protected] (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more