May 26, 2006
New $1.6m police station at Biabou

When you pass through the South Windward village of Biabou and you see a beautifully designed structure left of the playing field, don’t think it’s a new hotel. It’s the Biabou Police Station. The structure, built at a cost of $1.6 million, added a new dimension to security arrangements here. It can house 30 officers from inspector to constable, and with three balconies, furnishings with state of the art finishing, police quarters have been upgraded.

Area representative, Tourism, Sport and Youth Minister Glen Beache beamed with satisfaction at the opening.{{more}}

He praised contractor Kenny Minors for his work on the project and described him as “the best finisher in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”

Beache reflected on the previous building, which housed the clinic, Police Station and Post Office, and he compared that with the updated version.

A new clinic was opened in the same area recently and the two facilities will share an $89,000 generator.

Sir Vincent Beache, former area representative, and National Security adviser, was happy that the Station was in Biabou, if only to dispel suggestions that “nothing” has been done in Biabou. He recounted a list of projects completed in the village.

Commissioner of Police Keith Miller stressed the need to take care of the new structure. He said he would be disappointed if police officers allowed the building to be abused.

The police station was constructed by Minors Construction in a project funded by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Biabou Methodist School’s 4-H Group rendered an item using the medium of dialect to drive home the virtue of being law abiding.

The Biabou Police Station precedes construction of one earmarked for Questelles, expected to start later this year. That structure to house officers in that south leeward district will cost $1.6 million.

The Housing and Land Development Corporation will build it.