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GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY
The Youth Training Centre (YTC) is a penal institution that forms an integral part of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service. In response to the need to continue to provide
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to
meet the young offenders' varying needs and interests
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Supervise young offenders during activities by establishing and
enforcing rules for behaviour
Director, Human Resources
Ministry of National Security
10-14 Phillip Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
Tel: 623-7070/FAX: 624-6017
Closing date for applications is July 10, 2017.
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
CAREER OPPORTUNITY [contract]
Suspended prison officers to testify
The three prison officers suspended as a
result of the deadly prison break in 2015 will
appear before a Disciplinary Tribunal to tell
their sides of the story from next week.
Acting Superintendent of Prisons Wilbert
Lovell is scheduled to testify before the Disci-
plinary Tribunal on July 6, while Prison Officers II
Lancelot Duntin and Mervin Pierre are expected
to testify on July 13 and 18 respectively.
Lovell, Duntin and Pierre have all been on sus-
pension since August 2, 2015.
The suspension came following the deadly
jailbreak which took place at the Port-of-Spain
prison on July 24, 2015.
On July 24, 2015, Allan "Scanny" Martin, Has-
san Atwell and Christopher "Monster" Selby shot
their way out of the Port-of-Spain prison.
Police officer Sherman Maynard was killed
during the incident while prison officer Leon
Rouse was shot and wounded.
Martin was killed during the shoot-out with
law enforcement, and Atwell was murdered after
hiding out in Port-of-Spain.
Selby eventually surrendered to officers at the
Barataria Police Station.
Duntin, along with Lovell and Pierre were sus-
pended because of the incident.
A disciplinary tribunal has been appointed by
the Public Service Commission (PSC) to probe
the conduct of the suspended officers.
According to the allegations against the of-
ficers, Lovell was in charge of the Port-of-Spain
prison when the escape occurred.
Lovell, according to the charges laid, "failed to
conduct himself in a manner so as not to bring
discredit to the reputation of the Prison Service
when having received information" that Atwell
and Martin were to be part of an "evil enterprise"
and should not have been allowed to attend the
prison's Visit Room together.
A statement from former LifeSport coordinator
Rajaee Ali, who was an inmate at the Port-of-
Spain prison, claimed he tried to warn the prison
authorities of the escape.
Lovell is charged with failing to "act promptly
Prison break tribunal:
and decisively on the information re-
Duntin, who was in charge of visits
at the Port-of-Spain prison, is also
charged with failing to act "promptly
In Duntin's statement he claims that a
busy telephone line thwarted attempts
that could have stopped the prison
On October 2, 2015, Assistant Com-
missioner of Prison Dennis Pulchan
conducted an investigation as required
by the Prison Service regulations and
submitted a report to the Public Service
The PSC referred the matter to a disci-
plinary tribunal on August 16, last year,
more than a year after the prison break.
On August 30, last year, the PSC de-
cided that Pulchan followed the proper
procedure during his investigation.
As a result of this, the members of the
disciplinary tribunal were appointed on
October 6, last year.
However, a week later, on October 13,
a member of the tribunal resigned.
On December 6, 2016, the PSC can-
celled the appointment of the entire
tribunal and signalled its intention to
appoint another one.
The matter was first called before the
tribunal on February 16 but the prose-
cution requested an adjournment.
The matter was adjourned to March
27 and then again adjourned to May 25.
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