Inmates thrill hundreds
December 23, 2004

Inmates thrill hundreds

Last Sunday, the back of the High Court in Kingstown was converted into an entertainment arena that held the large audience, which paid two dollars, spellbound for hours.

The event was the annual prison concert and, as usual, the performances showed that there is immense talent locked in behind the walls of Her Majesty’s Prison and the female institution Fort Charlotte.{{more}}

Prisoners’ performances came from Valcina Ollivierre with “I’m Not Afraid to Try”, Wayne Peters with “He Will Save You” and “If I Could Reach Higher” by Sherika Prince. Guest performers at the event included artistes and former inmates Eardley “Gringo” Bennett and Vivi Soul.

Some of the more crowd-arousing performances came from Theodore Brewster with the song “Best Friend”. An emotional Brewster cried at the end of his performance. The song “Mama Don’t Cry” done by Dexter Brewster had the crowd rocking while Cordelia Stephens with “O Holy Night” mellowed the evening.

Other performances were given by the female inmates’ choir with the songs “We Want Move Out” and “Change Your Mind”, while Aword Stephens did “I’ve Got Confidence” and Dian Baptiste entertained with “Too Old to Die Young”.

Minister of National Security Vincent Beache was among a number of other dignitaries who attended the concert.