A panel investigating the Government Industrial School has recommended a major overhaul of the institution for delinquent children including a shake-up of the staffing and management structure, closure of the girls’ facility and new laws that include removal of the offense of wandering.

Chairman of the inquiry panel Oral Williams, a former deputy commissioner of police, listed a series of problems including unqualified staff and a dysfunctional environment.

Mr. Williams also outlined a plan to move the females from Barrow’s, St. Lucy and consolidate juvenile detention at Dodds, St. Phillip.

Minister of Home Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams, says the outcomes of the probe will be far reaching and could have court implications.

Minister of Home Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams

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