The nation is depending on you is the message being sent by Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, to prison officers.
Dr Rowley made the comment during the weekly post cabinet media briefing which was held at the Magdelena Grand in Tobago on Thursday.
On Monday prison Officer Fitzalbert Victor who was murdered in front of his home at Prizgar Lands Laventille.
Following the killing prison officers renewed their call for outstanding matters affecting them such as safety and security be urgently treated.
Earlier this week the Prime Minister also gave the assurance that it will continue to focus and redouble its efforts to protect, secure and ensure an environment that is not conducive to fear and terror.
Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley
However, President of the Prisons Officers Association, Ceron Richards, speaking at a media briefing this week in Port of Spain warned of legal action against the state and called for meaningful intervention.
President of the Prisons Officers Association, Ceron Richards.