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Mar 15, 2013

N.T.U.C.B. lashes out at Kolbe Foundation for firing of employees

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize is lashing out at the Kolbe Foundation over a reported number of terminations and suspensions of Kolbe employees.  The N.T.U.C.B. cites the recent termination of the Casimiro brothers and is calling on Kolbe to reinstate them and to explain why specifically they were terminated. The Congress also cautions Kolbe to stop the intimidation and infringement on the constitutional rights of employees to organize and socialize. It also asserts that it has every intention to draw public attention to the “astounding atrocities happening at the Kolbe Foundation which has become a failed privatized project that has compounded our social problems as the return rate of prisoners is around seventy one percent.”

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13 Responses for “N.T.U.C.B. lashes out at Kolbe Foundation for firing of employees”

  1. Ricky Malthus says:

    The only reason the rate of recidivism is so high is because it is a function of rate of corruption in the legal system and the ministers in government. The more men and women sent to Kolbe prison, the more taxpayers’ money the administrators receive. Administering the penal system must be a function of government and not left to corrupt ministers and Kolbe administrators.

  2. Ricky Malthus says:

    The only reason the rate of recidivism is so high is because it is a function of rate of corruption in the legal system and the ministers in government. The more men and women sent to Kolbe prison, the more taxpayers’ money the administrators receive. Administering the penal system must be a function of government and not left to corrupt ministers and Kolbe administrators.

  3. Belizean says:

    I am very disappointed that the NTUCB would take a stand to defend these idiots. You would think that a national organization would try to investigate the background of ppl like Blease, Nunez etc…before making a statement, shows their lack of integrity and professionalism, and pretty much shows the country of Belize their poor credibility. Check out their prior employment n will see a pattern of laziness and irresponsibility…they talk talk talk too much but no substance.

  4. Nova says:

    Colbe needs to better screen the trash they hire. Why they no check references? Cudda mi warn deh.

  5. Storm says:

    The way top cut down the return rate of prisoners — recidivism — is to have a “3 strikes law.”

    First serious crime, you go to prison.

    Second serious crime, you go to prison for DOUBLE the regular sentence.

    Third conviction, prison for life, you come out in a wooden box.

    I’m less concerned about the return rate of convicts than I am the astoundingly low CONVICTION RATE of dangerous career criminals. Many of the worst never serve a day of a prison sentence because police and DPP combine to fail too often, especially by profound human incompetence or corruption, such as when a “case file is missing.”

  6. iceprincessbz says:

    It’s the superintendent she is the one who fires people for stupidity. She has always been doing it for years and it has to come to a stop. She is the same one doing foolishness as well and she want to judge and terminate others. SUPAINTENDENT OF KOLBE YOU HAVE TO GO!!!

  7. LIGHTNING says:

    Kolbe Superintendent is the one in charge of firing people, she has been firing alot of people just because she don’t like them. I have seen it happen so many times, she doesn’t care who she terminate as long as you don’t worship the ground she walks on. She needs to be removed from the Prison because she is the reason so many people are being terminated for no good reason.

  8. Tellitlikeitis says:

    NTUCB needs to realize the Prison is security department and their employees cannot join union. Besides that, Nova above is right that these ppl were trash that they fire. All their reports pass thru us at ministry and they just the get fired. Colbe shoulda fire them long time. TLII.

  9. javier says:

    Thats all that they can do’ ‘lash out”. Paper tigers, and toothless at that. This is the weakest level of trade union that the country has evern seen, lone talk!!

  10. Seletar says:

    A lot of these comments — and the long history of trouble at Kolbe, like guards taking weed in or prisoners out — raises a good question: does anyone in the management of Kolbe have actual training and experience at running a penal institution?

    I’d prefer some former British prison or military prison official to run Hattieville, not some social workers.

  11. Bear says:

    We probably need 2 separate prisons, one for those irredeemable criminals who just need to be locked up so they cannot do any more harm, maximum security, and another one for non-violent offenders who possibly could be rehabilitated.

    Some of these comments remind me of a witty song from the musical “West Side Story,” sung by young gang members who fool the system. It’s long, but here are those lyrics for those who have the patience to be amused:

    Title: OFFICER KRUPKE [Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim]

    ACTION
    Dear kindly Sergeant Krupke,
    You gotta understand,
    It’s just our bringin’ up-ke
    That gets us out of hand.
    Our mothers all are junkies,
    Our fathers all are drunks.
    Golly Moses, natcherly we’re punks!

    ACTION AND JETS
    Gee, Officer Krupke, we’re very upset;
    We never had the love that ev’ry child oughta get.
    We ain’t no delinquents,
    We’re misunderstood.
    Deep down inside us there is good!

    ACTION
    There is good!

    ALL
    There is good, there is good,
    There is untapped good!
    Like inside, the worst of us is good!

    SNOWBOY: (Spoken) That’s a touchin’ good story.

    ACTION: (Spoken) Lemme tell it to the world!

    SNOWBOY: Just tell it to the judge.

    ACTION
    Dear kindly Judge, your Honor,
    My parents treat me rough.
    With all their marijuana,
    They won’t give me a puff.
    They didn’t wanna have me,
    But somehow I was had.
    Leapin’ lizards! That’s why I’m so bad!

    DIESEL: (As Judge) Right!

    Officer Krupke, you’re really a square;
    This boy don’t need a judge, he needs an analyst’s care!
    It’s just his neurosis that oughta be curbed.
    He’s psychologic’ly disturbed!

    ACTION
    I’m disturbed!

    JETS
    We’re disturbed, we’re disturbed,
    We’re the most disturbed,
    Like we’re psychologic’ly disturbed.

    DIESEL: (Spoken, as Judge) In the opinion on this court, this child is depraved on account he ain’t had a normal home.

    ACTION: (Spoken) Hey, I’m depraved on account I’m deprived.

    DIESEL: So take him to a headshrinker.

    ACTION (Sings)
    My father is a bastard,
    My ma’s an S.O.B.
    My grandpa’s always plastered,
    My grandma pushes tea.
    My sister wears a mustache,
    My brother wears a dress.
    Goodness gracious, that’s why I’m a mess!

    A-RAB: (As Psychiatrist) Yes!
    Officer Krupke, you’re really a slob.
    This boy don’t need a doctor, just a good honest job.
    Society’s played him a terrible trick,
    And sociologic’ly he’s sick!

    ACTION
    I am sick!

    ALL
    We are sick, we are sick,
    We are sick, sick, sick,
    Like we’re sociologically sick!

    A-RAB: In my opinion, this child don’t need to have his head shrunk at all. Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease!

    ACTION: Hey, I got a social disease!

    A-RAB: So take him to a social worker!

    ACTION
    Dear kindly social worker,
    They say go earn a buck.
    Like be a soda jerker,
    Which means like be a schmuck.
    It’s not I’m anti-social,
    I’m only anti-work.
    Gloryosky! That’s why I’m a jerk!

    BABY JOHN: (As Female Social Worker)
    Eek!
    Officer Krupke, you’ve done it again.
    This boy don’t need a job, he needs a year in the pen.
    It ain’t just a question of misunderstood;
    Deep down inside him, he’s no good!

    ACTION
    I’m no good!

    ALL
    We’re no good, we’re no good!
    We’re no earthly good,
    Like the best of us is no damn good!

    DIESEL (As Judge)
    The trouble is he’s crazy.

    A-RAB (As Psychiatrist)
    The trouble is he drinks.

    BABY JOHN (As Female Social Worker)
    The trouble is he’s lazy.

    DIESEL
    The trouble is he stinks.

    A-RAB
    The trouble is he’s growing.

    BABY JOHN
    The trouble is he’s grown.

    ALL
    Krupke, we got troubles of our own!

    Gee, Officer Krupke,
    We’re down on our knees,
    ‘Cause no one wants a fellow with a social disease.
    Gee, Officer Krupke,
    What are we to do?
    Gee, Officer Krupke,
    Krup you!

  12. lightning says:

    Some inmates in d prison are allowed to have cell phone while kolbe workers are not allowed to have cell phones. The superintendent is not even appointed by the minister she is appointed by the chair man John Woods. Her brother Nadir Ahmad works there and he steals stuff from industral zone and they just take it away without doing him anything. If it was anyother worker the superintendent would have fired them. She is a very corrupted vindictive person if you can’t dance to her songs she will terminate you just like that. Superintendent you have to go and stop terminating people over personal matters, they have kids to feed and now they going to bed with empty belly. Remember you have kids too.

  13. LIGHTNING says:

    U GUYS REMEMBER INMATE MIGUEL MATUS WHO ESCAPE HE WAS DOING LIFE. THE OFFICERS THAT WAS INCHARGE OF HIM WAS TERMINATED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PRISON BECAUSE THE MEDIA WAS ON HER BACK. THEN AFTER THE MEDIA COOLED DOWN, SHE HIRED THEM RIGHT BACK BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITHOUT ANYONE KNOWING OUT HERE IN THE PUBLIC NOT EVEN THE MEDIA. YOU C WHY IS IT FAIR FOR THEM TO GET HIRED AND WHEN OTHER INMATES ESCAPE FROM OTHER OFFICERS THEY GET FIRED AND SHE DON’T HIRE THEM BACK. SHE IS WICKED AND MR. WOODS TOLERATE IT BECAUSE OF PERSONAL STUFF BETWEEN THEM.

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