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Friday, October 18, 2002 - Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony led a delegation, Tuesday, of government, Fire Service and NIPRO officials to visit the newly constructed Fire Stations in Gros Islet and Dennery and also the new Southern Police Divisional Headquarters in Vieux Fort.

Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Senator Petrus Compton stated that the new Southern Police Divisional Headquarters is in keeping with government’s policy on policing. According to Senator Compton, this part of this policy is to provide for the welfare of the police thereby producing a police officer that is better prepared and eager to function more effectively.

“ And so when we did a survey of the conditions under which police were working over the years it was atrocious, so we embarked on a total revolution in police welfare and upkeep” Compton said.

Prime Minister Anthony says he is rather pleased with the recent developments taking place in the Fire service and the police. According to Dr. Anthony, government’s investments in these two services are turning out to be very rewarding.

Prime Minister Anthony stated that government has began a campaign to modernise the infrastructure for both the police and fire service and this is being done systematically

Minister for Home Affairs and Gender Relations, Honourable Sarah Flood Beaubrun says this initiative by government was long over due and expressed her satisfaction at the level of work out put from the fire officers who quite often she said had to operate under very difficult conditions whilst remaining diligent in carrying out their duties.

The Gros Islet and Dennery Fire Stations and the Southern Police Divisional Headquarters are part of government’s commitment to the improvement of the working facilities of the police and fire officers under a special financial agreement with NIPRO, the property management and development arm of the National Insurance Corporation of St. Lucia, the NIC. NIPOR is responsible for the construction of such facilities and after fifteen years the property is transferred to government under what is termed a lease transfer arrangement.

New police stations have also been constructed in Marigot and Anse La Raye while refurbished work was done on the Chosieul and Canaries police stations.


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