Twenty warders get Goodluck training
May 7, 2004
Twenty warders get Goodluck training

Twenty warders are better equipped today to carry out their duties at Her Majesty’s Prison.
The officers participated in a two-week training course from April 5 – 16 under the tutelage of Acting Superintendent of Prisons Linus Goodluck.{{more}}
The 13 first-class and seven senior officers who participated in the programme received training in the areas of security awareness, leadership, personnel, stress management and finance & control.
Sir Vincent Beache, Minister of National Security, delivering a brief address, said since his Party formed Government in 2001 it set about correcting problems that confronted the penitentiary. One of the ways was by focussing on training for the warders, said Beache.
Sir Vincent disclosed that very soon a batch of prison officers will go to Barbados to be trained.
He added that the contract for the new prison at Belle Isle will be signed on Monday, May 10.
According to Sir Vincent, this ultra modern facility should be completed within 18 months to two years.
Godfred Pompey, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security, joined the Minister in complimenting the warders.
Pompey said that he supports the continuation of training as the ministry prepares for the new facility.
“We want to lift the standard and to do that you have to receive training,” Pompey said.
Training for the warders will also be provided by the British.