TH&D fires guard for stealing fuel

27th January, 2014

KINGSTON - A Temporary Guard employed with Transport and Habrbor Department (T&HD) was fired after he was caught stealing several gallons of fuel on January 11, 2014 from the Bitumen Plant, Garden of Eden.

Noel Sue was given his termination letter on January 22, 2014. He was dismissed with immediate effect.

Investigations revealed that Mr. Sue reported that he was the one who caught another guard stealing the fuel. However, T&HD Management viewed his counter claim as a failed attempt to divert attention in an attempt to complicate the investigations.

Mr. Sue’s act of thievery caused T&HD to misplace all trust and confidence in him as a member of its Security Section, whose main responsibility was to ensure the Security of the Department’s assets.

In light of T&HD’s zero tolerance approach to theft, management invoked the Public Service’s Table of offences #34 which states that the penalty for stealing on the first occasion can be dismissal.

Currently, T&HD is probing suspicious activities on ferries and at stellings. Any person (s) found liable will be dealt with condignly.