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FLR Enterprises to take over Hospital security

-As BVIHSA eliminates security personnel in cost-cutting measure
A few months, the BVIHSA entered into a one year contract to privatize the security services with the hopes of saving money in its financially unsalable organisation. Photo: FLR Enterprises
The BVIHSA have now signed on to a 1-year contract with FLR Enterprises, a local company for its Javelin Security Officers to handle all Peebles Hospital security from January 1, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
The BVIHSA have now signed on to a 1-year contract with FLR Enterprises, a local company for its Javelin Security Officers to handle all Peebles Hospital security from January 1, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After displacing some staff members and reassigning others, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) have eliminated its security employees.

A few months ago, the BVIHSA entered into a one year contract to privatize its security services with the hopes of saving money in its financially unsalable organisation.

Virgin Islands New online (VINO) had reported in June 2018, that the BVIHSA was employing ‘austerity measures’ to curb its annual expenses.

1-year contract any value?

The BVIHSA have now signed on to a 1-year contract with FLR Enterprises, a local company for its Javelin Security Officers to handle all Peebles Hospital security from January 1, 2019.

Officials at the BVIHSA are tight-lipped about the value of the contract, as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Ronald E. Georges declined to comment when reached. However, he noted that the security matter was already finalized before he got into his post.

It is also unclear how many security officers are out of work because of the new privatization decision and how many were reassigned by the Authority.

10 Responses to “FLR Enterprises to take over Hospital security ”

  • asking for a friend (23/12/2018, 20:28) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Was there a tender process or were they hand picked?
  • Local (23/12/2018, 22:14) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    don't put Ronald in that .Decision made before he arrived
  • conflict (24/12/2018, 00:24) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    I wonder if the contract is as big as the one they received from the Post Office?
    #ReadBetweenTheLines. #FollowTheMoney
  • SMH (24/12/2018, 07:14) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    How Ironic? Saving Government money by eliminating Security to hire Security! When will Our People ever catch themselves?
  • Curious (24/12/2018, 07:46) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    The people of this country must be told who owns this security company and where it is based. The former minister must come clean with the people. Why this big secret? Dr. Georges as a medical practitioner you must not allow politicians to keep you silent. Virginislanders must know who they are dealing with when entering Peebles Hospital premises, paid for with their tax dollars.
  • For Goodness Sake (24/12/2018, 12:07) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good news. This was long overdue. Security needs to be taken more serious in this place. Too often down there on lock down with inadequate security. The previous guys were more escorts than security and no offence to them but in cases of emergency they couldn’t help. Moving in the right direction.
    • Really (25/12/2018, 00:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      What will be the difference .. if there's a shooting they will still have to lock down .
  • Mug (25/12/2018, 03:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    For goodness sake what you wrote does not make it any clearer as to who or from where this firm originate.. That is what people want to know.
  • Boo (25/12/2018, 19:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Finally HSA will have professional security


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