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Police Week 2015 dubbed the best ever

More partnerships was the goal and more partnerships were achieved this Police Week as attendees to the events dubbed this Police Week celebrations the best ever. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – More partnerships was the goal and more partnerships were achieved this Police Week as attendees to the events dubbed this Police Week celebrations the best ever.

Now RVIPF new partnerships and contributors to this year’s celebrations, Digicel, JML Deliverit were among those who gave generously in awards, prizes or special promotions during this year’s Police Week.

Digicel also created several newly released Police adverts to reduce crime and road accidents while JML Deliverit sponsored a trip for X-Factor 2011 winner Melanie A. Amaro to attend and be featured at many of the week’s events. Through its owner Roxie Romney, mini-ipads were provided for selected students in the schools.

Delta Petroleum has consistently sponsored the Model Student initiative since its inception. A model student from each of the primary schools received a gift voucher for $200 for purchasing school supplies.

At the Police Week motivational speech and recognition luncheon, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force honoured officers and support staff for their exceptional work, community partners for supporting the officers in their work.

Special guest speaker at the luncheon, Mr. Kevin O.J. Smith, in a well-received message, emphasized the importance of officers knowing their worth and not allowing the public to decide their worth. He challenged officers not to give way to public opinion, but to “hold their heads high” despite attitudes of some in the community.

Well over 300 persons gathered at the popular International Food and Drinks Night where cuisine from all over the Caribbean and as far away as Lebanon, Nigeria and the United Kingdom was produced and presented in its finest form.

Melanie made a special appearance on that evening and delighted the crowd with some of her well-known anthems.
Bingo Night also drew a large crowd with over 15 prizes including several corporate sponsored staycations and a trip to Miami, electronic items and a jackpot of $3,000.

Early in the week, the best of the Territory’s pool players also gathered at the Road Town Police Station Canteen to compete. Simpson September won in the final against Leroy Jones. Placing third was Michael Chambers.

In Police Week softball action, police officers from the USVI and the BVI combined forces and teamed up against the Dominicanos at the Old Recreation Ground to win the game 10 to 9.

And on Saturday, final day of the Police Week celebrations, the Commissioner of Police David Morris and Superintendent of Prisons Dave Foot went head to head in a cricket game that pitted Police against Her Majesty’s Prison. In the end Police came out the victors with 176 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs, in response prison scored 80 runs all out in 18 overs. On the same evening, basketball action ran late with Customs officers gaining the victory over Road Town Wholesale for the gold. Prison officers were awarded the bronze.

Deputy Commissioner Alwin James, who chaired this year’s Police Week Committee, thanked the committee for their hard work and for bringing about a successful end to the planned events. He further stated that he is extremely pleased and grateful with the overwhelming support received from the business community and the public.

He shared his gratitude to the many sponsors including Easy to Get Import Services, Top Priority Security Services, Scrub Islands Resort, Nail Bay Resort, Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort, Hon Myron V. Walwyn, BVI Tourist Board, AC Construction, Jerry’s Car Rental, Myett’s Enterprises, KADS Pool Services, Virgin Gorda Transport (Speedy’s), L&S Jeep Rentals, Deon Crabbe, Caribbean Transport, BVI Cable TV Ltd, Hon Marlon A. Penn, LIME, Seaborne Airlines, Rock Café, Infinite Solutions and Road Town Fast Ferry.

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