National Security Ministry to recruit personnel where necessary, despite freeze on hirings

National Security Ministry to recruit personnel where necessary, despite freeze on hirings

There will continue to be recruitment of personnel within the Ministry of National Security.

So said National Security Minister, Stuart Young.

Speaking before the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, Young said that government’s temporary freeze on public service hiring, would not affect his Ministry, as there is a need for the recruitment of personnel to all key agencies under his ministry.

He said “There will continue to be recruitments where necessary, promotions to be made, once the Public Service Commission recommends those promotions.”

Young added that “We will continue to do all that is necessary and all that is reasonable to protect not only the population of TT, from a safety and security point of view, but more so the taxpayers of TT.”

With the arrival of two Cape Class patrol vessels, Young said he expects an increase in recruitment in the Coast Guard. This will ensure both vessels had crews to be rotated, so they can be out at sea to bolster maritime security.

He also revealed that two more forensic pathologists will be recruited for the Forensic Science Centre in St James and that the Chinese government will provide funding for a new building for forensic and DNA work.

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