March 10, 2008
The Triathlon Federation and the Cycling Federation for Saint Kitts and Nevis in a brief ceremony on Friday March 07, 2008 handed over two Trek Bicycles to Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Ministry Mr. Joseph Wiltshire. He accepted the bicycles on behalf of Premier of Nevis Hon. Joseph Parry for the Nevis Police Division.
Mr. Gregg Phillip a member of the organisation indicated that members of the joint Cycling and Triathlon Federation were inspired to donate the bicycles to show their expression of love for Nevis.
He said “the organisation struggled with its financial resources and sacrificed the purchase of the Bicycles that are necessary for doing adequate policing in the community.”
The total cost for the two Trek Bicycles designed specifically for policing were in the amount of US $1200.00.
Mr. Winston Crooke President for the Nevis Cycling and Triathlon Club said “it was a mission of the joint Cycling and Triathlon clubs to contribute to the community and to pay back the police for their six years of invaluable service to the Clubs.
He handed over the bicycles to Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Ministry Mr. Joseph Wiltshire, on behalf of the St Kitts and Nevis joint Cycling and Triathlon Federation.
Mr. Wiltshire accepted the two bicycles on behalf of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and commended the Clubs for the funds raised to purchase the bicycles.
He assured the President that the bicycles would help to improve the performance and duties of Police officers on Nevis and asked other stake holders to come on board to ensure that police officers were equipped with the tools necessary to make Nevis a safer destination for visitors and residents.
Superintendent Seabrookes Head of the Nevis Division accepted the Trek Bicycles on behalf of the Nevis Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force.
“I want to thank the Nevis Island Administration and the Nevis Triathlon and Cycling Clubs for the donation of the two bicycles,” said Superintendent Seabrookes. He assured the community that the bicycles would be properly maintained and would be used to the best of their ability.
He remarked that the bicycles would strengthen the patrol fleet and expected results from their use since they could be maneuvered where other vehicles would not go, specifically the area of Charlestown.
The bicycles were donated ahead of the sixth annual Carino Nevis Health Spa Triathlon slated for March16, 2008 to be held on Nevis. The Triathlon would be the biggest so far and is expected to be viable to the Nevis economy.
Participants for the Triathlon are expected from Japan, Holland, Spain, Mexico and locally
The Nevis Cycling Club has been around for 11 years and the joint Federation has been based in Nevis for the past two years.