Does the Prison Director know what he is doing?
PHILIPSBURG: —- Detective Linden Lewis from the National Detectives Department was suspended for dereliction of duty seemingly because he did not contact the Police Station when Rishmer Redrum York contacted him by telephone and told him he was going to take out a Belvedere resident Akeem Isidora. At the time detective Lewis received those two phone calls but he was nowhere close to the crime scene, he however, spoke to the rookie cop who was after Isidora and basically ordered him to leave the area since he York was not living in Belvedere. York has been convicted for manslaughter and possession of an illegal firearm.
While the head of the national detectives and the current Minister of Justice who was part of the management team of the LR saw it fit to victimize one of their own, to date the same Minister of Justice Edison Kirindongo cannot say why the Director of the Prisons Edward Rohan did not take the necessary steps to place the two prison guards namely Ronald Lake and Honore on inactive duty while the National Detectives conduct their investigation on how Kathron Cuchi Fortune escaped from the guards when he was taken to a medical clinic in Cay Hill. It appears as though there is some kind of ‘class justice’ on St. Maarten or either the Prison Director Edward Rohan simply does not know how to manage a prison and what are some of the actions he needs to take in cases such as these.
Several prison guards told SMN News that both the director and manager of the House of Detention don’t seem to know what they are doing and as such prison guards who cannot deal with the prolong stress and alleged incompetence chose to take sick leave to escape the enormous pressure on the job especially since the prison is severely understaffed.
Source: St. Martin News Network Linden Lewis suspended for dereliction of duty, while two prison guards still on duty while being investigated.