Area Two cops get new bikes
Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer
Sandals Grande Ocho Rios, Prospect Plantation Villas, and Ranger Security joined forces to purchase three motorcycles to assist the police in Area Two with their crime-fighting efforts.
The motorcycles were handed over to Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell, who is in charge of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Area Two region, at a ceremony at Sandals Grande yesterday.
Cops urged TO take care of vehicles
In handing over the bikes, general manager of Sandals Grande, Brian Roper, urged the police to take care of the vehicles.
Powell thanked the donors and expressed pleasure at the short time (two weeks) it took for the process to be completed after the initial request was made.
He said the bikes would go a far way in easing the transportation woes of the police in the region.
Vana Taylor, chairperson of the Runaway Bay/Ocho Rios chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association expressed delight at the contribution, saying the motorcycles would enable the police to be better able to protect residents and visitors to the island.
The three Jamco brand motorcycles are valued at $175,000 each. Powell said one would be assigned to St Mary, while the other two would be assigned to St Ann.