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'The Alternative Solution'

Alternative Security Services (St Lucia) Limited is a subsidiary of Amalgamated Security Services Limited which is based in Trinidad & Tobago. It is one of the largest security companies in the Caribbean. Founded in 1983 the company has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the security industry in the Caribbean region offering a portfolio of security services and products. Amalgamated has earned a Caribbean reputation for developing and incorporating innovative and effective solutions to challenging security related problems. On the 7th of March 2019 Amalgamated Security acquired 100 per cent of the shareholding of Massey Security (Guyana) Inc. which operates in the cash services, guarding and alarm monitoring and has four regional offices in Guyana with a staffing complement of more than 800 highly trained professionals. The success of the company services has been well documented and is evident in the number of awards and recognitions received both regionally and internationally. These include The Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1997 for Services, Retail & Distribution and the Excellence in STOW Award at the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference and Trade Show 2017. The company is a fully registered and an active member of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP).

All security services that are provided in St Lucia by Alternative Security Services (St Lucia) Limited meet the standards set by its parent company. Alternative operations are founded and guided by the same policies, procedures, rules, guidance and values of its parent company with its Mission Statement as follows:

“To engender a feeling of peace, tranquillity and wellbeing through a wide range of services to our clients, employees and the community by our highly motivated and committed Management Team and an expertly trained staff ”.

Read full article: https://thevoiceslu.com/2019/04/the-alternative-solution-2/

Amalgamated Security Services Limited Achieves Triple World Class Certification

Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) a premier provider of Security and Risk Management Services within the Caribbean region achieves triple world class certification; ISO 9001, ISO 18788 ad PSC-1. The company successfully completed Stage 1 and 2 audit conducted by MSS Global and achieved certification on 26th February, 2019 for a three (3) year period.

Over the past year, ASSL management lead by Chief Executive Officer, Pamela Hosein, integrated the principles promoted by ISO 9001:2015, ISO 18788:2015 and ANSI/ASIS PSC-1:2012 within the company’s operations. This included its eight (8) business units; Guard Service, Electronic Security & Integrated Systems, Prisoner Transport Division, Archangel Ambulance, Firearms and Cash Management, Central Monitoring Station, Investigative Unit and Geospatial Technology Division.

We at ASSL view this achievement as yet another milestone demonstrating our dedication to our employees and stakeholders.


ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

ISO 18788:2015 provides a framework for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving the management of security operations. It provides the principles and requirements for a security operations management system (SOMS). ISO 18788:2015 provides a business and risk management framework for organizations conducting or contracting security operations and related activities and functions while demonstrating:

  1. conduct of professional security operations to meet the requirements of clients and other stakeholders;
  2. accountability to law and respect for human rights;
  3. consistency with voluntary commitments to which it subscribes.

ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012. is a management standard for quality of private security company operations.The standard seeks to operationalise the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) within a formal structure familiar to businesses. That structure, with national and international supervision, provides auditable procedures for the development of the standard, certification to it, and monitoring of ongoing compliance.[2] It incorporates elements of the Montreux Document.

Amalgamated Security Acquires Massy Security (Guyana) Inc

On the 7th of March 2019 Amalgamated Security acquired 100% of the shareholding of Massy Security (Guyana) Inc, which operates in the Cash Services, Guarding and Alarm Monitoring fields and has 4 offices in Guyana. Dr. (h.c.) Michael Aboud, Chairman of Amalgamated Security Services Ltd. (ASSL), commented: “When we were made the offer to purchase Massy Security (Guyana), we knew it was the right move to make for us. We had operations in Guyana already and this acquisition will support our strategic objective to be the premier provider of security in any country we operate in. We are delighted that we will be able to keep all employees on board. After merging the two companies, more than 800 highly trained professionals will serve the market in Guyana with an unrivaled level of quality. We are looking forward to exceeding the expectations of all our customers.”

ASSL’s Regional Development Director, Brian Ramsey, added: “Massy Security (Guyana) has a long history in Guyana that reaches back to 1993 when Neal and Massy (Guyana) Ltd. (now Massy (Guyana) Ltd.) and Securicor International (now G4S International) formed a joint venture company for the purpose of providing security services in Guyana. Likewise, the ASSL Group of Companies has a long history having started in 1983 in Trinidad and Tobago and today boasts of a work force of close to 5,000 professionals throughout the Caribbean region with operations in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Guyana and Antigua. The joining of Amalgamated Security Services (Guyana) Inc and Massy Security (Guyana) Inc will strengthen our security offerings in Guyana as that market expands and will benefit all stakeholders but particularly our existing and future clients.”

Caption for the above image:
David Affonso, Chairman, Massy Distribution and Brian Ramsey, Regional Development Director, Amalgamated Security shake hands after having signed the share purchase agreement for Massy Security (Guyana) Inc. Onlooking are (left) Chandrakali Maharaj, Senior Legal Counsel Massy Limited and (right) Melissa Inglefield, Partner M. Hamel-Smith & Company.

Publications:

  1. Trinidad Guardian
  2. Barbados Nation
  3. St. Lucia The Voice
  4. Antigua Daily Observer
  5. Trinidad Express
  6. Grenada The New Today
  7. https://www.stabroeknews.com/2019/news/guyana/03/12/tt-firm-acquires-massy-security-guyana/
  8. http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/amalgamated-security-acquires-massy-security-guyana-inc/

  9. https://www.pressreader.com/guyana/stabroek-news/20190312/281788515378206
  10. http://www.izatrini.com/post/183402959536/trinidad-firm-acquires-massy-security-guyana

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