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Jun 2, 2022

P.S.U. Wants To Know Who Will Fill Deputy Director of Immigration Post

 It has been four months since the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Immigration, Doctor Gilroy Middleton, has not forwarded the results of the interviewing panel as it relates to the Deputy Director of Immigration post. P.S.U. President, Dean Flowers, says the Public Services Commission needs to be kept abreast of the long delay in appointing the person who was selected. He questioned whether the long delay is because the person chosen does not sympathize with the ruling government. Like the issue with hiring an elderly Florencio Marin Senior, Flowers says that the practice is also being carried out elsewhere with the hiring of retirees as contract officers.

 

Dean Flowers

Dean Flowers, President, P.S.U.

“My very first contact with the CEO in the Immigration Department suggested that he was putting in place a succession plan for our overly-qualified immigration officers to be able to take up the post of Director, since we had several, and we continue to have several directors on contract. I am baffled to learn now that once again they’re contemplating renewing contracts for these retired officers when we have highly qualified and experienced immigration officers, port commanders out there that are waiting for an opportunity to move towards director. These people have a legitimate expectation in accordance with the Public Service Regulations. Why are we issuing contracts to a director of Nationality and Passport (office). Why do we continue to issue contracts to a director of refugees, sixty-five years-old? These individuals have served. They are stifling the growth and development of competent public officers within the Immigration Department, contrary to the Public Service Regulations.”

 

 


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