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Aug 7, 2020

Facility to Contain Border Jumpers Approved by Cabinet

George Lovell

As part of COVID-19 measures to contain the virus; C.E.O. George Lovell also spoke about a centralized quarantine facility. He says that this will assist in containing border jumpers. Lovell says that Cabinet has given the go-ahead for a facility to be identified where all border jumpers will be housed. The thinking is that consolidating the border jumpers in one location will work out cheaper to man.

 

(Ret’d) Col. George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security

“Cabinet has just approved for us to have a facility that we can say is build for purpose. When I say that, remember now, these border jumpers are kept in ITVET and stadiums and that these facilities are not built for purpose, so it’s difficult and very challenging for our security forces and so Cabinet has just approved for us to have just a facility and we at National Security are currently working on trying to put together that facility and hopefully we will see less if not, no escapees.”

 

Reporter

“Where will the funding come for that?”

 

(Ret’d) Col. George Lovell

“From the same funding that we’re using for manning of the five facilities that we are currently doing. So, we’ll have just one facility now, we will use less personnel, so there are savings there. The logistics will be less, so there is savings there and when I say the logistics in terms of the movement of transportation and that sort of thing but we will also have savings when you look at the fact that the same monies that we are feeding these people and causing them to be housed at these five facilities will now be done in one facility, so that there can be a better economy of scale when it appears to the administration of these facilities. So, the money is there, we’re already spending the money, we’re spending more than we could have under this new arrangement.”


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