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In Loving Memory of E/cpl Anthony Joseph (1960-2015)

Anthony Joseph joined Amalgamated Security Services Limited in 1983, he was employed as one of the first officer’s of Amalgamated Security Service at its then only office at Kelly Kenny Street. It must be noted that Anthony Joseph was one of the first K9 Officer’s and firearm officer of Amalgamated Security Services Limited, as well as the first to serve in its marine unit. Within a few years he was promoted to lance corporal followed by corporal. 

Anthony served unselfishly in the 1990 Coup; Antigua Prison Operations from 1997 to 1998; the 5th Summit of Americas and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2009. He also served as a bodyguard in 2010.

Anthony dedicated himself to serving the Company and its clients, displaying bravery in the apprehension of suspects.

His personality, cheerfulness and kind nature made him an icon for family members, friends and colleagues.

Among his achievements, Anthony received various commendations and awards during his tenure in the sphere of outstanding performance, commitment and devotion to duty, excellent customer service, honesty, beyond the call of duty, best attire, attendance and unselfish contribution & support to the company. He also received long service awards.

Anthony completed training in different disciplines which include but not limited to: Crisis Management (First Response), canine, first aid, defensive driving, leadership development, IFPO Level 1, International Code of Conduct, Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Security & Codes of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials and Specialized security training.

Anthony served with commitment and loyalty, a true example of dedicated service to the Company. He was a model security officer, a man to follow as an accomplish leader. One can say that his devotion was unparalleled.

The Executive, Management and Staff of Amalgamated Security Services Limited express their deepest condolences to Anthony’s family.

His passing is a great loss to the Company. He was a distinguished officer displaying unwavering commitment to the satisfaction of clients. We will continue to gratefully remember his invaluable contributions to our organization. He will be sincerely missed.

Left to mourn Anthony Joseph are: Joan Cooke (Common-law wife), and seven children (Kimberly Joseph, Anika Joseph, Anthony Joseph, Antonio Joseph, Latoya Joseph, Anisha Jerry, Ann-marie Jerry) Also morning are Elmo Joseph (Father) Danny Joseph (brother) and sisters (Michelle Joseph, Charmaine Joseph, Syona Joseph, Claudette Joseph, and Bernadette Joseph) and Manzil Bob (son-in-law), Janelle Joseph (deceased daughter).

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Amalgamated Security Wins Trinidad & Tobago Coalition of Services (TTSCI) Awards

Amalgamated Security wins Service Provider of the Year 2015 and Best Use of Innovation in Service at the 5th Annual Excellence in Service Awards Ceremony hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago Coalition of Service Industries (TTSCI) at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton on November 30th, 2015. 

Mrs. Pamela Hosein, Director/Chief Administrative Officer received the award for Service Provider of the Year 2015 whilst Shane Ragbir, GIS Coordinator received the award for Best Use of Innovation in Service at the ceremony.  



Amalgamated Security Chairman Receives Two (2) Awards at TTCIC's Champions of Business Gala 2015

Chairman, Michael Aboud awarded a finalist in EY's 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year program in the category of Master Entrepreneur. This prestigious award recognises Mr. Aboud's visionary leadership, his various and outstanding achievements in transforming an idea into a sustainable and continuously growing business, and certainly the social responsibility he executed in doing so. Mr. Aboud also received the People Empowerment Award for his extraordinary support for the professional development of his employees.

Amalgamated Security Demonstrates Competence in Resilience Strategies
Certified Disaster Recovery Engineers C)DRE

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning is the process of having a professional work with a business to prepare processes, policies and procedures to follow in the event of a disruption.

The goal is to keep businesses' critical operations running, including their IT infrastructure. Amalgamated Security congratulates Mrs. Pamela Hosein, Director/Chief Administrative Officer, and Ms. Risha Mahabir, Chief Information and Research Officer, on attaining the designation of Certified Disaster Recovery Engineers.



Amalgamated Security Services' Director Appointed to the Board of Crime Stoppers International

John Aboud, Executive Director appointed to the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers International (CSI). After having served as Chairman of Crime Stoppers' regional body since 2013, Mr. Aboud will represent the Caribbean, Bermuda and Latin America at international level. He will also maintain his role as Chairman of Crime Stoppers Trinidad and Tobago. 




Amalgamated Security Services' Director Appointed to the Board of The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Provider's Association.

Pamela Hosein, Director elected as Director, International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCA). ICoCa is multi-stakeholder initiative established by the Swiss Government to promote, govern and oversee implementation of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC).

As Private Security Industry Director for countries outside of US and UK, Pamela joins eleven elected members from UK, US, and Swiss Governments' Industry Directors from the US and UK, along with Civil Society Directors, to develop and promote good governance strategies for private security companies worldwide. Amalgamated Security Services Limited became a signatory company in 2013 to ICOC and sustained membership till August 2016. 

Pamela Hosein, Director served on the Board of ICoCA from November 2015 to August 2016.

GIS Department Honoured as a Worldwide Leader in Innovation and Business Value Creation

IDG's CIO magazine announced Amalgamated Security’s Geographic Information Systems Department as a recipient of the 2015 CIO 100 award. The 28th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). "For 28 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. "Our 2015 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."

Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) developed an extensive Geographic Information System (GIS) enabling the company itself as well as its clients to utilize spatial data to better meet their objectives by supporting critical management decisions. Head of ASSL’s GIS Department, Shane Ragbir, says: “We are proud that our GIS system has become an actual business enabler for the private and public sectors. For example, an increasing number of government agencies use GIS to keep track of properties, public works, roads, and more within their jurisdiction. Police, Fire and other Emergency Services have integrated GIS into their daily operations, for example to forecast and track crime, track and manage their vehicle fleets, and to optimize the dispatch of rapid responses by finding the shortest routes to emergencies. Within the Caribbean private sector, communication technology companies use GIS to plan their utility expansions; real estate agents and bankers to track properties, property values, and tax information; distributors to see where existing and potential markets are and to plot their distribution routes accordingly; companies even use GIS to optimize their marketing. It is amazing how many more applications are possible and we are looking forward to continuously serve the Caribbean region in this regard.”

CIO magazine is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders worldwide, providing business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. Representatives from the winning companies will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held on August 11th 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


AMALGAMATED SECURITY Marriott Opening Guyana

On April 16th, 2015, Honour Guards of Amalgamated Security present at the opening of Guyana Marriott International Inc in Georgetown. The leadership component of the team consisted of Davis Douglas, Leon Chandler and Fergus Balbosa; the Honour Guard component was comprised of Desmond Bobb, Ria Lessey, Adrian Joseph, Kelvin Radix and Fabian Nexar. 




Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) - Caribbean Top Cops Awards

Launched in 2014, in partnership with the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP), the inaugural awards ceremony for the ‘Amalgamated Security Services Regional Recognition Awards Programme for Public Law Enforcement was held on May 12th 2015, on the occasion of the 30th Annual General Meeting & Conference of the ACCP in St. Kitts. At the ceremony, eight (8) outstanding Caribbean Police Officers were recognized in the three categories below:

Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer:

  • Winner                         Constable Cornelius Pompey, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service
  • First Runner-Up             Constable Silvina James, Royal St. Lucia Police Force
  • Second Runner-Up         Corporal Stephen Billy, Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force

Top Caribbean Crime Fighter:

  • Winner                          Inspector Eddie Monlouis, Royal St. Lucia Police Force
  • First Runner-Up              Constable Milawn Frank, Royal Grenada Police Force
  • Second Runner-Up          Inspector Trevor Bailey, Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force

Top Career Move Officer:

  • Winner                          Inspector Hawkins Nanton, Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force
  • First Runner-Up              Assistant Superintendent Mashama Sealy, Royal St. Lucia Police Force

Present at the function were St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris; Acting Governor General Mr. Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton and other Government members; St. Kitts and Nevis’ Commissioner of Police Stafford Liburd and his Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley; ACCP’s Executive and its Secretariat; the Caribbean Commissioners of Police; other members of public and private law enforcement and specially invited guests. ASSL also flew in the three First Prize Winners to personally receive their trophies and cash prizes of US$5,000 each. The first and second runner ups in each category were awarded a commendatory trophy that was received by the respective Commissioner (s) of Police on their behalf. ACCP’s President, Commissioner David Baines, thanked ASSL “for making this happen. Without your support we would not be able to raise the profile of everything that’s good about policing in the Caribbean”.

Michael Aboud offers Caribbean Police Commissioners US$20,000,000.00 in finance funding per country at the 2015 inaugural Awards Ceremony for the ‘Amalgamated Security Services Regional Recognition Awards Programme for Public Law Enforcement.

“I bring to the table tonight, as part of our continued role regionally, a great and unprecedented opportunity for each of the Commissioners and their respective jurisdictions: access to twenty (20) Million Dollars US in finance funding for any public law enforcement project for which our range of products and services may be considered useful”. Mr. Aboud furthermore offered any of the ACCP Police Commissioners direct access to himself and ASSL’s other Executives for an “expanded discussion as to how this facility can be accessed and what products and services we can provide to meet your individual needs”. Positive feedback on this offer was instantaneous and ASSL has once more reinforced its regional position as the premier private partner for public law enforcement organizations.

In subsequent speeches Dr. Maurice Aboud (Caribbean Forensic Services Limited – A Member of the ASSL Group of Companies), Dr. Paul Alleyne (Head of ASSL’s Department for Electronic Security & Integrated Systems), and Mr. Edgar Aboud (Director and ASSL’s Chief Special Services Officer) offered the Commissioners free forensic kits as part of the Forensic Investigations Support Programme FISP; free electronic security consultancy; and free trainings for the various Police Forces.

Amalgamated Security Services also celebrated its confirmation as a Corporate Member of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) at the 2015 inaugural Awards Ceremony for the ‘Amalgamated Security Services Regional Recognition Awards Programme for Public Law Enforcement’.

National Security Officers Foundation (NSOF) Honours Amalgamated Security Officers

On occasion of the National Security Officers Day of Appreciation 2015, NSOF honoured two of Amalgamated Security Services Limited's (ASSL) Officers: Estate Constable Abidiel Williams and Estate Constable Ricardo Vidale received National Security Awards in the Category of 'Excellence' for their assistance in a situation of an exceptional nature, thereby significantly contributing to National Security. 

On Friday, 28th March 2014, whilst on 'Cash in Transit' duties with other officers in San Fernando, EC Williams and EC Vidale had unhesitatingly placed themselves in harm's way when they observed and intercepted a robbery in progress. the two ASSL officers pursued the bandits and managed to recover the stolen cash which was returned to the unharmed civilian victim. 

Also honourable mentioned at the ceremony by the NSOF were Estate Constable Kevin Aguillera; Woman Estate Constable Ingrid Sandy; and Estate Constable Noel De Roche. 






Amalgamated Security Services Beach CleanUp 2015

“True to its motto ‘For Total Protection’, Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) teamed up with the Las Cuevas Eco Friendly Association during the 2015 turtle nesting season. 

More than 100 ASSL employees and their family members worked closely with the local NGO at a beach cleanup on and around Las Cuevas beach. “We are delighted to support the Las Cuevas Eco Friendly Association and commend this NGO for its steady efforts in maintaining a clean beach and a safe nesting site for our sea turtles. Trinidad and Tobago is truly blessed with a large number of these rare creatures returning to our beaches every year.

As a responsible corporate citizen, ASSL welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the preservation of our nation’s national resources. We thank every single one of our employees and each of their family members for coming here today to join this worthy cause.” Michael Aboud, Chairman & CEO 





Amalgamated Security Tops Caribbean Industry Again

Kendall Alvarez, Hugh Beguesse and Edmund Thomas; three (3) of the company's longstanding colleagues successfully completed the three (3) ASIS International certifications. They are now the only three persons within the English speaking Caribbean region to hold all three certifications: Physical Security Professional (PSP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and Certified Protection Professional (CPP).

Corporate Events:

On October 03rd, 2015, Amalgamated Security Services Limited held its Annual Awards Ceremony in recognition of Service in Excellence. Awardees in the category of 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30 years of service as well as Merit and Special Awardees were recognized for their unparalleled dedication to making the company's vision, mission and values a reality. 


Children's Christmas Party 2015

Amalgamated Security Services Limited hosted its 13th Annual Children's Christmas Party on Saturday 05th December, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm respectively. The event was enjoyed by over 500 kids and themed 'Come Taste the Sweetness at - CandyLand'.















Recreational Sports and Cultural Club Activities

In 2015, the Amalgamated Recreational Sports and Cultural Club hosted a series of events under the theme 'The Awakening of the Giant' Winners of events are as follows: 

  1. Emancipation Dress-Up WinnerWendy Jones
  2. Divali Dress-Up Winner - Alisha Mohammed
  3. Make-up Artist Winners - 1st Prize - Andrea Peters (Model - Cristal Reyes), 2nd Prize - Shelly Francis (Model - Claudette Lesphoris) and 3rd Prize - Sapphire Samuel (Model- Denieke Gordon)

Art & Crossword Puzzle Competition

 Corporate Sponsorships/Donations: 

  • Anita Bartholomew (#13554) 

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