Though the measure is only for a one year period, it is expected to save the government some expenses while also delivering added incentive to the officers stationed in the facilities.
The Branch Manager of the Caribbean Cable Communications-Nevis, Mrs. Trecia Daniel said the donation is worth over $3,000, and is an “incentive to the policemen and women who work hard to fight crime on Nevis.” The donation was made during a ceremony held on Tuesday, 31st January, 2012, at one of the police barracks, located at Bath Plain.
Assistant Commissioner of Police-Nevis, Mr. Robert Liburd accepted the offer, on behalf of the officers stationed on the island and those who are assigned to the respective stations. ACP Liburd expressed his and that of his officers, gratitude for the support provided by the Caribbean Cable Communications and the Nevis Island Administration.
Liburd said, “On behalf of the Police residing at the Bath Plain, Cotton Ground and Butlers Police Barracks, I am pleased to accept this token of support in our united fight against crime.”
The Nevis Reformation Party (NRP)-led Administration has assisted the Nevis Division in its fight against crime through a number of activities and incentives including donation of police vehicles and building of new police stations and barracks, thus increasing accommodation for greater police presence on the island, explained an official.
This new spirit of cooperation between the NIA and the CCC is a welcomed changed to the previous adversarial relationship that resulted, a few years ago, when the NIA took unilateral action in the Nevis Island Assembly to forcibly acquire the company, taking over the management and operations.
This however, led to court action by CCC who also heavily lobbied US government authorities to force the NIA to reverse its actions. This was eventually done in 2011, when the Island Administration repealed the legislative measure, returning full control to CCC.