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A cage which was recently installed at the prison on Glen Road, Tobago.

Glen Road, Scarborough residents are pursuing legal advice on the State’s decision to relocate Tobago’s prison to their village.

This is according to a statement on Monday, November 16, from Martin George and Company- the villager’s attorney.

In the statement, the company’s attorney Janelle Ramroop said residents are exploring their options to determine the legality of the State’s move.

However, she noted that residents remain open to dialogue with the authorities.

“In the interim, these residents are open to the consultation to conversations with Mr Ancil Dennis- the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly(THA), Mr Dennis Pulchan- the Commissioner of Prisons, and the Honourable Minister Stuart Young.”

The office building that formerly housed the THA’s Department of Marine Resources on Montessori Drive was retrofitted for COVID-19 prisoners.

However, on Saturday, November 7, prisoners- from the island’s jail- were relocated there after a brief ceremony by acting commissioner Dennis Pulchan.