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Cops get generators; work from living quarters

Royal Virgin Islands Police Force receives generators from OneMart supermarket.

Some members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) reportedly have been working from their living quarters because their police station had no power.

However, OneMart supermarket has donated generators to the RVIPF so cops can resume operations at their respective police stations.

The supermarket donated two BlackMax 6500W generators to service the Jost Van Dyke, and Cane Garden Bay police stations.

According to a release from OneMart, both stations have been without electricity for some 69 days following hurricanes Irma and Maria.

“Jost Van Dyke station was severely damaged, and operations have since been conducted from within the living accommodations of the officers while the Cane Garden Bay station had been operating on a generator which provided the limited hours of use,” the release said.

“The two new units will allow Jost Van Dyke officers to continue to work seamlessly while it will also better enable officers from both stations to continue to serve their communities,” it added.

Vice-president of the supermarket Judith Vanterpool presented the generators to Deputy Police Commissioner Alwin James yesterday.

Vanterpool said she was delighted to make the presentation to the police who she described as “brave men and women who serve our communities well.”

The BlackMax generators will be installed at both locations and put to immediate use.



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