PRESS RELEASE – A SAFE and empowered community is one where people can thrive and develop, its where children can take full advantage of their education and leisure time, families can grow together, and where neighbours support each other. And this is exactly what the Community Group of Garden Grove continues to undertake through their community outreach fund raising and small scale infrastructure development projects and activities.
With engagements in a number of activities and of more recent with the Marchand Police on efforts towards crime prevention in the wider Entrepot area, the group held a Community Crime Prevention Symposium on Sunday June 3, 2018 at Entrepot Human Resource Centre.
The event was well-attended by the residents of Entrepot and surrounding communities, as well as by representatives from the Sunbuilt and Sunny Acres Neighbourhood Watch Groups.
Remarks and presentations were delivered by the Parliamentary Representative for Castries East, Philip J. Pierre, a representative from the security company, Fas Tech Plus and Officer Zachary Hippolyte, of the Community Relations Department of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force.
The feature address on “Situational Awareness and Crime Prevention” was delivered by former Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ausbert Regis.
In 2012, the Garden Grove Community Improvement Group in Entrepot, Castries was established and registered with the Ministry for Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment, to enhance the Safety, Security and Welfare of residents and the Environment.
The meeting generated lots of fruitful discussion and left residents quite satisfied with the information presented.
At the end of the meeting, gifts and tokens of appreciation were presented to the various speakers in recognition of their respective contributions.