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Several skills training programs underway at State Prison to benefit inmates

first_img Share 22 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Photo credit: philosophers-stone.co.ukActing Chief Prison Officer Kenrick Jean Jacques says the construction of a new mess hall kitchen facility and a drug prevention program are among initiatives designed to enhance the lives of the inmates.He told the official closing of the May Criminal Assizes that there are several skills training programs designed to enhance the welfare of the inmates are also underway.“Several inmates are employed on the kitchen facility project. They are being trained with the necessary officers in terms of brick laying, plastering and construction works. We also have the joinery shop where we do furnitures, beds and stuff, and currently we have two modules organised by the Youth Division. We are doing a barbering module and an auto mechanic module,” he said.Mr. Jean Jacques also noted that there is a drug prevention progamme ongoing with the assistance of personnel from the Drug Prevention Unit.He says there are also plans in place to improve the security at the state’s prison.“There is a plan of improving security in terms of setting up cameras and CCTV’s where we can monitor what is happening at various points of the institution, to ensure that we tighten up on security,” he added.There are currently 247 inmates at the Stock Farm Prison of which 8 are females and eight of the males at the prison are under the age of 18.Meantime Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in his National Budget address on June 29th, 2011 announced that the Government is working towards the implementation of an enhanced security system which is in sync with today’s technology at the state prison.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Several skills training programs underway at State Prison to benefit inmates by: – July 14, 2011center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

WHS junior Ryleigh Buck asked to tryout for USA Women’s Baseball team

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BMW Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 288 weeks ago Way to go! Good luck to you, Ryleigh. Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down WHS MOM · 288 weeks ago Congrats…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Glenda Wright · 288 weeks ago Congratulations, Ryleigh! Report Reply 0 replies · active 288 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School junior Ryleigh Buck is best known as a fast-pitch softball player. She plays shortstop for the Crusaders and has started since her freshman year.But come this spring, Buck will be playing with a smaller, lighter colored ball. They call it baseball and she will be playing on a national stage.Rylee BuckBuck, the daughter of T.D. and Sheila Buck, is one of 36 players named to the 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials on Tuesday following a multi-event selection process approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee.Trials will be held May 22-24 with the final 18 players announced to represent the United States at this summer’s Pan American Games.“Finalizing Trials selections is always tough and this year proved to be particularly difficult with the level of talent we saw at the inaugural Women’s National Open,” Women’s National Team Director, Ashley Bratcher, said. “We are extremely pleased with the group of women we have coming into Trials in May and look forward to the next phase of preparation for this summer’s Pan American Games.”Players were named to the Trials from the 2014 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Identification Series, the 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Open, as well as a petition process and discretionary selections.Buck attended the women’s national baseball tryouts in mid-January in Houston, Texas.The roster is comprised of athletes from 13 different states, as well as an athlete from Washington, D.C. California is the most represented state with nine athletes named to the Trials roster, followed by Texas with six and Florida with four. Illinois and South Carolina each have a trio of athletes competing for a roster spot, while Georgia and Washington each send a pair of players. Alaska, Colorado, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia will each have a representative at the Trials.Buck is listed as an infield/right handed pitcher on the roster and is the only one from Kansas on the list.Because of the number of teams, the girls are required to have a qualifier tournament in the Dominican Republic in March.“They are quickly putting together a team to represent the USA and Ryleigh was asked to attend this tournament,” Sheila Buck said.If she makes the cut to 18, she will play in the Pan-Am Games in July in Toronto, Canada.“This is all a new process for us and has been a very enjoyable experience so far,” Sheila said. “Ryleigh enjoys the challenge and feels blessed to have been given this great opportunity.”Sheila said she has several people who have given significant personal time to help her develop the skills and knowledge in making the transition from softball to baseball.The 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Team will be managed by Jonathan Pollard, who led the program to the silver medal as manager at the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup in Miyazaki, Japan in 2014.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more