Labour Department can force closure of Soufriere station

The Department of Labour has said that it can enforce closure of the Soufriere police station, after officers there said they will defy a directive to abandon the building due to health and safety violations.

Health and Safety Officer, Andres Griffith, told the Times that he will be visiting the station today to speak with the officer in charge.

“I will go there and check the situation,” Griffith told the Times, adding that if there is a serious hazard to workers the Labour Department can stop all activities.

A letter issued to the officer in charge yesterday directed that all  working activities at the station cease effective 4:pm, February 9, 2017.

The directive came after a Health and Safety Officer conducted an inspection of the station.