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St Mary police stations get timely gifts

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 5:00 AM
Sargeant Marsh of Oracabessa Police Station collects a water tank from National Security Minister Robert Montague.
Robert Montague, minister of national security, presents a microwave oven, fan and television set to Sargeant Hanna of Retreat Police Station.
Robert Montague, minister of national security’s gift of a cylinder will ensure officers stationed at Belfield Police Station will be able to have hot meals when they work long hours.
Inspector Lewis (left) and his colleague officer (centre) collect one of 44 tyres bought by family and friends of National Security Minister Robert Montague for all 11 stations in the parish recently.
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When persons visited the 11 police stations in St Mary earlier this year to ask the cops what were the items needed to make their duties a little easier, little did they know what was in store.

That visit was followed by another from Minister Robert Montague, who verified, first-hand, the items requested.

Meanwhile, Montague, who is from the parish, gave the list to family members and friends overseas and asked them to donate items.

The minister, with a truckload of items in tow, surprised the police with the supplies they had requested, during their regular weekly briefing meetings .

Needless to say, they were grateful for the items, which included a water tank, an air-conditioning unit, television sets, microwave ovens, a printer-copier, tyres, cooking gas and chairs.