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JN Bank donates A/C units to cops

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Detective Inspector Sandra Morris-Taylor (left) turns on one of the air-conditioning units that were donated to the Kingston Central CIB. Looking on are Superintendent Wilfred Campbell and Candice Minott, brand and integrated marketing manager at JN Bank.


Some 40 law-enforcement officers of the Kingston Central CIB are operating in a cooler working environment following the donation of two air-conditioning units by JN Bank, through the JN Foundation.

The units were officially handed over to CIB representatives on Monday at its offices on East Queen Street.

Candice Minott, brand and integrated marketing manager, JN Bank, said the bank was happy to have sponsored the units through its philanthropic arm.

"The air-conditioning units for the Kingston Central CIB were identified as an area that needed assistance, and we were more than pleased to provide the units so that our hard-working law-enforcement officers can work in a comfortable environment, considering they are on the frontline of fighting crime each day," she said.

Superintendent Wilfred Campbell, who has responsibility for the Kingston Central Division, commended JN Bank and JN Foundation for the gifts, which he said have made a difference in the working environment.

"On behalf of the Kingston Central management team and all the members of staff here, this is a real honour to be considered by JN Bank to make our members more comfortable. We thank you wholeheartedly for the gifts and we hope that this partnership will continue," he said.

Detective Constable Dwayne Valentine said that since the installation of the units, the working environment has been much more comfortable.

"It is something that we all appreciate because of the work we have to do where we are on the road doing enquiries, and when you come into an office space that is very comfortable, it certainly makes the work easier, especially since sometimes the work can be very hectic," he said.

Sebrina Brown, projector officer at JN Foundation, said that the donation of the units was part of commitment given on Labour Day to the Kingston Central Police Station, which was one of the national Labour Day projects on May 23, 2017.