On Monday, May 4th, 2020, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force received a donation of two hundred (200) face masks from the Amalgamated Security Services Limited (St. Vincent) Limited. The donation was made by local ASSL representative, Retired Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Reynold Hadaway. Mr. Hadaway noted that the company which has its headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago has been in existence for over thirty (30) years. According to him, over that period, the ASSL has made numerous donations to Police Forces in the region including the RSVGPF.
Mr. Hadaway went on to explain that at this juncture where countries all over the world including St. Vincent and the Grenadines are affected by the Covid-19 global pandemic, the ASSL in a regional effort, has seen the need to assist the front line workers within the Police Forces to help to protect them against possible infection with the Coronavirus as they carry out their daily task of ensuring national security. Mr. Hadaway went on to say that that although the donation made is a small one, it is but a vital one in the fight against the Coronavirus.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the RSVGPF, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Colin John thanked Mr. Hadaway and the ASSL for its kind and significant donation. He recalled that the RSVGPF over the years have been the recipient of various donations from the company in different disciplines including - training and equipment.
The Commissioner asserted that members of the RSVGPF are on the frontlines assisting in combating the Coronavirus and the personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by the ASSL will aid largely in safeguarding police officers as they carry out their duties. In closing, Commissioner John, who is also the current president of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) used the opportunity to also thank ASSL on behalf of the ACCP for its generous donations made to the police forces around the Caribbean.