New immigration recruits named

Five new Immigration Department recruits recently received their badges after completing an intensive six-month training programme.

The new recruits are Jesanna Mencia, Sheria Goff, Alice Edwards, Harry Forbes and Floyd Shaw.

The new group will augment security checks at the air and sea ports, according to Chief Immigration Officer Linda Evans.

In addition to classroom work, the group received practical instruction and cross-training with other law enforcement agencies.

Addressing the graduates, Deputy Governor Donovan Ebanks said, “You have been handed a lot of authority. Be cognizant of that at all time, and don’t abuse it. Guard your reputation and integrity.”

During the ceremony, Officer Harry Forbes received the overall achievement award for outstanding performance in theory and practical application. He shared the top academic spot with Officer Alice Edwards.