Minister de Weever inspecting the works at the Pointe Blanche prison recently.
PHILIPSBURG--Repairs at the Pointe Blanche prison are steadily progressing, with the security installations presently taking place, according to Minister of Justice’s cabinet on Monday.
Caribbean Engineering and Consultancy Company (CECC), Chubb and Ecotax are assisting the Ministry of Justice with the repair works of the security installations at the prison.
The Pointe Blanche prison was severely damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, leaving the facility with much structural damage which is currently being repaired along with the security systems. Chubb and Ecotax will be working on the security installations; fire alarm system, intercom system, closed-circuit TV (CCTV) observation system, access control system, active fencing system, laser detection system and the entire security management system to handle all of the installations/systems.
Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever said he is very pleased with the progress of works being carried out at the facility. “Our aim is to bring the Pointe Blanche prison back to its pre-Irma state and beyond with additional/updated changes,” he said.
CECC’s main activities are technical, as it is assisting and advising the ministry with the necessary repair works on the security installations; assisting with the project management; executing site inspections, supervision and reporting during the execution; and executing the final handover inspections and reporting of these inspections, according to the ministry on Monday.