Maj Gen Saunders Leaving National Security


Nationwide News understands that Major General Stewart Saunders is to be separated from his job as Permanent Secretary in the National Security Ministry.

Saunders’ contract expired on June 30 this year.

Our sources say his contract will not be renewed. Saunders is currently on vacation leave.

He’s expected to officially demit office when he returns in a few days time.

The recently published Commission of Enquiry report accused Major General Saunders of dereliction of duty and incompetence.

The Enquiry said it would have recommended that Saunders never again serve in internal security operations had he still been the Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.