Nevis Police Must Fight Crime For Tourism To Grow

Charlestown, Nevis
February 22, 2008

President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC) Mr. Franklyn Brand underscored the importance of partnership to the police and crime fighting given the major investments made in the tourism industry and allied services in the Federation.
 
His comment came when he delivered the feature address at the fifth annual Police Appreciation Awards 2007 under the theme “Building on five years of success through Partnership” on February 16, 2008, at the Old Manor Hotel in Gingerland, Nevis.
 
“This mammoth undertaking of maintaining law and order, ensuring public safety, bringing criminals to justice and preventing and reducing crime can never reasonably be done by the police in isolation. Partnership with the police in crime fighting and prevention is imperative”¦partnership with the police, business community, religious organizations, community groups and government should be an accepted practice and not something to be lobbied for.

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Nevis Island A Safer Tourism Destination

Charlestown, Nevis
February 20, 2007

Top Cop in the Federation Commissioner Austin Williams hailed the accomplishments of the Nevis Strategic Planning Group in the Nevis Police Division for having faced the challenges associated with development and for the strategies they had implemented which had resulted in four consecutive years of success. Their proactive approach he said had made Nevis one of the world’s safest destinations.
 
The newly appointed Commissioner who is a Nevisian by birth, made the comment at the fifth Police Appreciation Awards 2007 which was held at the Old Manor Hotel, Gingerland on February 16, 2008.
 
“We have witnessed the emergence of new forms of crimes such as copyright violations, money laundering, counterfeiting and other financial and white collar crimes. We are also seeing the transformation of more traditional crimes such as murder, now murder for hire or involving firearms, prostitution is becoming more organized and substance abuse is now more than illicit rum, it has added to the list a large variety of psychotropic substances.

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Nevis Premier Praises Police Force

Charlestown, Nevis
February 18, 2008

Premier of Nevis Hon. Joseph Parry lauded the efforts of The Royal St. Kitts and Nevis Police Force in particular the Nevis Division, for the work they have done on the island in the face of inadequate housing and equipment and he urged the people of Nevis to give the police their full support.
 
Mr. Parry praised the police during his remarks at the fifth Police Appreciation Awards 2007, which was held at the Old Manor Hotel, Gingerland, on February 16, 2008. The event was hosted by the Division’s Strategic Planning Group, under the theme “Building on five years of Success through partnership”.
 
“The Police have done a great job on the island of Nevis inspite of limited circumstances, inspite of the problem they have with housing, inspite of the problems they have with equipment. I was told that they do not have finger printing capacity”¦they do not have the equipment to take finger prints and these are some of the things that we have to work on to help our police to carry out their job.

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Nevis Island Police To Receive More Support

Charlestown, Nevis
February 12, 2008

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continued to show its support for the Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force when Premier of Nevis Hon. Joseph Parry handed over a Dell VOSTRO1000 laptop computer at his Bath Plain office to Head of the Nevis Division Superintendent Samuel Seabrookes on February 10, 2008.
 
In a brief but significant ceremony witnessed by Head of the Criminal Investigation Department Inspector Hilroy Brandy, Mr. Parry expressed gratitude to corporate citizen Office World who had donated the computer.
 
“I have to thank Office World for making this contribution to the Police Force here in Nevis. Mr. Curtis Liburd has indicated his commitment to law and order in Nevis and he was very willing and anxious to make this presentation.

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Nevis Police Receive Crime Fighting Equipment

Charlestown, Nevis
January 30, 2008

Twenty-three Kevlar bullet-proof vests were handed over to Premier of Nevis the Hon. Joseph Parry, by the Nevis Anti-Crime Community Initiative Committee (NACCIC) on Tuesday January 30, 2008, during an official handing over ceremony which took place at the courtyard of the Alexandra Hamilton Museum and Nevis Legislative Chambers in Charlestown. 
 
In accepting the gift on behalf of the Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, the Premier said that the move was indicative of the Nevis Island Administration’s seriousness to support the police on the island and he thanked the members of the NACCIC.
 
“Superintendent Seabrookes, I am very happy Sir to hand over [these] bullet proof vests.  It’s the first time that I am holding one in my life but I understand that it can soften blows and cutlass chops etc, so it’s a multipurpose vest.  It is my pleasure to give this to you Sir as a token of all the other vests that will be given to the police.  May, as Mr. McMullan says, that you may not have to use it but knowing what is happening now, I am sure they will be [used].  This is an indication of our serious support for you and all the police officers on the island of Nevis.

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