Three wards have escaped from the Boys Training Centre (BTC), and the authorities are seeking their return.
The latest escapes reported on Wednesday bring to five the number of boys missing from the facility.
Last month, four wards absconded, and two subsequently returned – one of them brought in by his grandmother.
The escape of the four youngsters renewed public concern over BTC security, prompting official assurances that things would improve.
But even before that, police had charged a fifteen-year-old BTC ward with the murder of 78-year-old Marcellina Alexis.
According to reports, the teenager had earlier escaped from the BTC.
However, Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, and Empowerment officials have observed that the BTC is not a maximum security institution but a centre for young men primarily needing care and protection.
Minister for Equity, Social Justice, and Empowerment Joachim Henry told a news conference last month that the long-term intervention was a new juvenile centre.
In this regard, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved using the former George Charles Secondary School for that purpose.