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Southern Police Commemorate Children on Universal Day

By Kingsley Emmanuel
Image of a group of Vieux Fort children on parade on Universal Children’s day. PHOTO: (Kingsley Emmanuel)

THE Southern Division of the Community Relations Branch (CRB) of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSPF) commemorated Children’s Day on Monday with a church service and the awarding of students of District 6 for their leadership skills and perseverance.

The theme of Universal Children’s Day was: “Children today, our keepers tomorrow.”

Image of a group of Vieux Fort children on parade on Universal Children’s day. PHOTO: (Kingsley Emmanuel)
A group of Vieux Fort children on parade on Universal Children’s day. PHOTO: (Kingsley Emmanuel)

A number of students of primary and secondary schools in District 6 took part in the event, which was held at the Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Vieux Fort.

The event also featured a drill display by Rising Stars Youth Club, a police youth club spearheaded by the CRB of the Force.

Among those in attendance were some of the top brass of the RSLPF, including Deputy Commissioner of Police, Milton Desir.

In addressing the students, Desir exhorted them to do what is right and be respectful citizens.

“Be good leaders. Wrong things will put you in trouble,” he said.

He told the students that their parents, schools and churches all play an important role in their upbringing.

Desir also urged the students to always correct their friends whenever they are doing something wrong.

He praised officers of the CRB who are stationed in Vieux Fort for a job well done as it relates to providing guidance to children of the south and urged them to continue doing the good work.

The Mayor of Vieux Fort, Orricia Denbow-Bullen, in her remarks called on the students to avoid being distracted by negative things and keep focused on positive things.

Corporal Silvina James, head of the Community Relations Branch (CRB) in the south, stressed the importance of students being law-abiding citizens.

She told the students that the CRB is committed to providing them with the necessary guidance to make them respectful and productive citizens of the country.

James also showered her staff with praises for showing tremendous interest in their work, urging them to continue their hard work.

“I am very proud of you. You’re doing a very good job,” she said.

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