Dr Marc Thomas to act as Commissioner of Corrections

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Dr Marc Thomas is set to serve as acting Commissioner following the retirement of the current Commissioner, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Gary Rowe.

Rowe served as Commissioner of the DCS from April 11, 2019 to May 11, 2023.

Thomas will act in the position until a new commissioner is named.

Meanwhile, Orville Moore, Chief Probation Aftercare Officer, will act as interim Deputy Commissioner.

The DCS in a release on Saturday thanked Rowe for what the department described as “four years of solid leadership.”

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login


  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Which long-term investment option is more attractive to you at the moment?