Service of appreciation and thanksgiving held for officers of Her Majesty’s Prison on Sunday

A special service of appreciation and thanksgiving for officers of Her Majesty’s Prison at the Calvary Baptist Tabernacle in Romney Ground, Sandy Point on Sunday March 3 2019.


During the service, The Honourable Prime Minister outlined that for the peace and security of the country, more men and women are required to stand with the law enforcement across the various disciplines. He advised that the government has made provisions for persons to excel and to go as far as they can in any of the career paths within the government service.

Accompanying Prime Minister Harris to the appreciation and thanksgiving service were Cabinet colleagues, the Hon Eugene Hamilton, the Hon Lindsay Grant, and the Hon Vincent Byron. Others included Permanent Secretaries, Mr Osmond Petty of National Security, and Vincent William Hodge of Education; National Security Adviser Major General (Retired) Stewart Saunders; First Prime Minister and only living National Hero the Rt Hon and Rt Excellent Sir Kennedy Simmonds, and Lady Simmonds; and former Senator Mr Ralph Gumbs.

Her Majesty’s Prison’s contingent was led by Acting Superintendent of Prison Mr Denzil Harris who praised the committed and hardworking officers and advised those who were awarded not to take the awards and become complacent.

Six current prison officers and two retired prison officers were awarded at the special service.

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