LIME donates computers to Grenadines police
October 26, 2010
LIME donates computers to Grenadines police

Police stations in the Grenadines are better equipped to fight crime, following the donation of computers from telecommunications company LIME.{{more}}

On Thursday October 21, the telecommunications company handed over three desktop computers to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, who in turn handed them over to Assistant Commissioner of Police Lenroy Brewster, on behalf of police stations in Bequia, Canouan and Union Island.

The gesture came about following a meeting held by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce with residents in the Grenadine islands who stated that the police needed assistance in the fight against crime on the islands, whose economy is based on tourism.

The Chamber reached out to the business community for assistance, and LIME responded with the computers, which they say will, among other things, document the information compiled by the police.

Acting General Manager of LIME Sandra Matthews, speaking at the handover, indicated that the police stations will also receive one year’s free Internet service, bringing the value of the donation to over $10,000.

Matthews noted that this is not the first time her company has assisted the police; she recollected that two years ago, senior officers received training from LIME, and she indicated that she hoped that this latest gesture will further help in the fight against crime.

ASP Brewster in accepting the computers, expressed his gratitude. He said the equipment will go a long way in the storing of data, and enabling the police officers to do research in terms of crime and other aspects of law.

Brewster noted that the stations’ NCO will be charged with the responsibility for ensuring that the computers are used for the purpose for which they have been donated.

Also showing appreciation for the gesture were Curtis Ollivierre, a taxi operator of Bequia, and Vernamay Ollivierre, on be half of the Bequia Tourist Association.(JJ)