The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Relief Inc, a Vincentian organization based in New York has made a significant donation to the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF)).
On 14.7.21 at Police Headquarters, members of the SVG Relief Inc, including Mr. Atiba Williams, Mr. Garnes Byron and Patrick James handed over a quantity of items namely – two (2) high-performance water pumps, water hoses, gas jugs and a quantity of high visibility reflective vests. There is also a consignment of high pressure power-washers that will be handed over at later date.
During a brief handover ceremony, Mr. Atiba Williams, a representative of the SVG Relief Inc explained that his organization has always been devoted to making tangible contribution to SVG in an effort to better the lives of Vincentians. He stated that SVG Relief Inc is on a fact-finding mission to donate to statutory bodies and NGOs.
He commended the RSVGPF for the work the organization has been doing to ensure the safety and well-being of Vincentians over the years. According to Mr. Williams, it is the hope of the members of the SVG Relief Inc that the items donated would improve the delivery of service by the Police Force.
On receiving the items on behalf of the RSVGPF, Commissioner of Police Mr. Colin John thanked the SVG Relief Inc. and the Diaspora Committee by extension, for their generous donation to the RSVGPF. He stated that SVG Relief Inc. has consistent in making donations such as computers and other items to the police organization.
Commissioner John said that the items donated were timely and very necessary for the proper execution of the duties performed by Police Officers. He noted that it was evident that the items donated were thoughtfully selected because they will improve safety and enhance the security at several departments including the Traffic and Fire Departments respectively. The Commissioner said that the high visibility vest assist traffic officers in making them more visible at nights when performing traffic duty and the water pumps will be used to help to replenish the fire trucks at fire scenes.