Facebook
Ramish and Leela
Sunday, 29 October 2017 21:08

Minister Of National Security Tell Prison Officers "Don't Strike"

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

In a release on Sunday evening, Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon said he had been made aware of a voice note which had been circulating which reportedly called on the officers to "take illegal industrial action by not reporting for duty, by not performing their job function and by taking action that may result in the prisons being "unmanned".

The release states, the recording purportedly came from a senior member of the Prison Officers Association. Minister Dillon condemned the recording and the author of the recording for encouraging that the law be broken and for illegal activity to be carried out.

The Minister said in the release, he trusts that all Prison Officers will ignore, reject and denounce any attempt by anyone, to prevent them from lawfully carrying out their duties and responsibilities to secure the prisons in Trinidad and Tobago.

CNews attempted to reach the President of the Prison Officers Association Ceron Richards, for a response to the claims, but our calls were unanswered.

Last week, Prison officer Glenford Gardner was shot and killed in Diego Martin. Another retired prison officer, Gideon Granger was shot at in Cocorite, prompting the Association to once again raise concerns about the lack of protection for prison officers.

Read 1668 times
  • C SPORTS
  • C SPECIALS
  • Press Releases
Local rugby is being made to endure an anxious couple of days as they await the decision of the Rugby Americas North
The Defence Force footballers remained perfect after two rounds of the revamped First Citizens Cup competition by
Despite the inclement weather on Labour Day, which made the conditions a bit tricky and muddy at times, it was a fine
The Trinidad and Tobago Men's Hockey Team got a chance to run out against foreign opposition when they swept a
The National Under-16 Water Polo team is hard at work preparing for the upcoming CCCAN Games in El Salvador at the end
Action continued in both the Super League as well as the TT Pro League First Citizens Cup Series. Ruskin Mark
  • 1
  • 2
bottom
Top