New Prison Boss Appointed
Wednesday 23rd January, 2019- A new superintendent will take control of Her Majesty’s Prison commencing 1st February, 2019.
According to this week’s Cabinet Notes, the Cabinet approved the conclusion of the secondment of Prison Superintendent Albert Wade, who will be returned to the Antigua and Barbuda Royal Police Force. He will take up his position at the Police Force on February 1, 2019, serving as Deputy Commissioner for Operations. As Prison Superintendent, Mr. Wade was very well-liked and respected. He is credited with bringing reforms to the prison and improving some conditions.
The Cabinet also approved the appointment, by secondment, of Major Eugene Phillip of the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force to the post of Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).
Major Phillip has been a Member of the Prison Visiting Committee during these past three years and knows well the challenges of the institution. He will take up his appointment on February 1, 2019, so that there will be no break in the leadership of HMP. On Friday morning, January 25, 2019, the new Superintendent Phillip will be introduced to the staff at HMP, and the transition process will begin.