New Commissioner Takes Oath of Office

This comes a day after a specially organized “Passing of the Baton” ceremony that was staged at the grounds of the Warner Park Cricket Stadium, on Wednesday, 31st August, in front of a crowd of about six hundred persons, including the Governor General, Prime Minister and other top government officials, diplomats, and other key players.Commissioner-Walwyn-with-family-members

Walwyn becomes the seventh person to hold the high office since the attainment of independence in 1983.

He succeeds Nevisian born Austin Williams, who occupied the office from February, 2008 to 31st August, 2011.

A release from the government on Thursday informed the public that the oaths of office and allegiance were administered to Mr. Walwyn by Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Patrice Nisbett.

New-Police-High-CommandAmong the officials present at the ceremony, according to the release, were Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Astona Browne; the High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force; family members and former colleagues.

The simple but important ceremony was hosted at the Parliamentary Lounge, at Government Headquarters, Basseterre, St. Kitts.

Since 1983, the Police Force has been led by Commissioners Stanley Franks from St. Kitts, Odessa Thompson of Guyana, Brian Reynolds from Great Britain, Calvin Fahie from St. Kitts, Robert Jeffers from Anguilla and Austin Williams from Nevis…and now Celvin G Walwyn from St. Kitts.

Walwyn has already issued a warning to criminals and gang members that he intends to take proactive action against them as he embarks upon his new crime-fighting measures.


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