Prison Service lauded for controlling outbreak

The Barbados Prison Service has come in for high praise for the great sacrifice and excellence which ensured that Government’s greatest fears were not realised when a COVID-19 outbreak occurred last year at Dodds Prisons.

That glowing tribute was made by Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams while delivering the feature address at the passing-out parade for 21 new prison officers – 17 men and four women – on Friday at the Dodds, St Philip facility.

He described the officers as true front-line heroes who, through their professionalism, patience and focus in a volatile setting, were able to control the outbreak by putting country ahead of personal comfort.

“Those officers gave excellent service, great dedication and personal sacrifice to see us, the Prison Service and the Government through what could have been a very difficult time. You came out with flying colours with the flag of the Barbados Prison Service flying high,” he said. (KB)

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