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Posted: Friday 11 September, 2020 at 2:21 PM

New COVID Compliance Task Force established

Superintendent Cromwell Henry
By: Staff Reporter, SKNVibes.com

    BASSETERRE, St, Kitts - IN an effort to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 Regulations, a new COVID Compliance Task Force has been established to pursue organisations.
     

    The announcement was made by Superintendent of Police Cromwell Henry, who outlined the new roles and responsibilities of the body.
     
    According to the Superintendent, the Task Force replaces a similar one established early in the pandemic but would now have a full-time responsibility of ensuring strict compliance.
     
    Henry, while speaking on the ZIZ’s ‘Policing With You’ Programme, explained that though the objectives of the two Task Forces are the same, the new one would be comprised of non-civil servants.
     
    Previously, the Task Force had comprised members of various government agencies, including Immigration, Police and the Ministry of Health. This time, however, there is a vast difference.
     
    He said that though those stakeholders were part of the committee, it was okay for them to serve; however, it is different now because they have to function at their respective jobs.
     
    “It was okay because we were in the lockdown period their places [of employment] would have been closed or would have reduced operation, and so it was for them to be seconded to this Task Force to function,” Henry noted.   
     
    With businesses operating at full capacity, many of those persons have not been able to provide similar services, and, as a result, officials were forced to establish the new Task Force.
     
    “So, what the Government is doing now is to hire a set of people specifically to provide that particular service. So that would be the compliance team and that would be their full-time job. They would not have any other job to go back to.”   

     

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