The SVG Diaspora Committee of New York Inc. has donated 15 computers and printers to the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.
The items were officially handed over at a ceremony hosted yesterday at the Central Police Station, in Kingstown.
Delivering remarks on behalf of the SVG Diaspora Committee, Sherrill-Ann Mason-Haywood, Chairperson of the committee, described the initiative as the result of the successful collaboration of ideas.
She said the committee was thrilled to be the facilitators of such an initiative and credited Mr. Garnes Byron, the committee’s trustee, for discovering the need through a casual conversation with Inspector Kimm Dougan, which ultimately paved the way for the computers to be donated.
She also disclosed that the SVG Diaspora Committee is looking forward to fostering a successful partnership with the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, and to actively contribute to the further modernisation of the Constabulary.
Commissioner of Police Mr. Colin John, in his remarks thanked the SVG Diaspora Committee for their generous donation to the organisation, and praised Mr. Garnes Byron for the role he played in ensuring that the computers were donated.
Commissioner John stated that the computers were a timely donation, since the organisation has been taking steps towards computerising the Police Force, and making it more efficient.
He gave the assurance that the computers will be utilised solely for the purpose for which they have been donated and that policies will be put in place to ensure their proper upkeep.