Police Constable Dwane Phillips has graduated from the University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad, with a Masters of Science degree in National Security and Intelligence Studies.
The graduation was held virtually on June 20, a police release states.
Philips, who hails from Chester Cottage, has more than 13 years of service within the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF).
Recounting on his achievement, Constable Phillips said that his educational journey began in 2019 when he obtained a Level 3 Certificate in the Close Protection field among others from Nemesis Protection Institute in St Lucia. In 2019, he enrolled as a campus student at the University of the Southern Caribbean to pursue his Master’s degree which was successfully completed with a GPA of 3. 88 on a 4point scale.
In heaping praise on the University of the Southern Caribbean, constable Phillips said “The University is not all about academics, but it also caters for the holistic development of each student”.
He said that as member of the St Vincent and the Grenadines constabulary for more than a decade, he recognises the importance of security and intelligence gathering, and is eagerly looking forward to utilising the knowledge acquired and the experience gained to contribute even more to the country’s growth, security and developmental goals.
Constable Phillips expressed gratitude to the University of the Southern Caribbean, and the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines for providing him with a solid foundation to aid with the achievement of his dreams. He also expressed appreciation to Baldwin Spencer, Dr. Diadrey-Anne Sealy and thesis advisor, Dr. Raghunath Mahabir, for their mentorship and invaluable assistance throughout his course of studies.
Commissioner of Police, Colin John and the rank and file members of the RSVGPF have extended congratulations to PC Phillips on his achievement and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.