Prisons Superintendent promoted

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Superintendent of Prisons Albert Wade will remain at the helm of Her Majesty’s Prison despite his recent elevation to Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda. That’s according to Melford Nicholas, Information Minister.
Wade’s promotion was made public on Thursday in the announcement that Police Commissioner Wendel Robinson has been suspended from duties to allow for an investigation into an alleged incidence of questionable conduct by Robinson.
“I think the intention is that he {Wade} will continue in both capacities and if there is a need for his services at command central then we have to look for a successor for the prison. But I don’t think immediately that is a matter before us,” Nicholas told reporters on Friday during the weekly Cabinet press briefing held at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Nicholas said Kelvin John, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), came to Cabinet on Thursday seeking the permission of the prime minister to have the Deputy Police Commissioner Atlee Rodney replace the police commissioner during the period of suspension.
John also sought the prime minister’s approval for the appointment of Wade as the new deputy.
The minister said based on conversations with the PSC chairman there is no need for a changing of the guard at the prison at this time. Wade has been at the helm of the prison since November 2014.

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