Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Thumbs up for patrol scramblers


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IN THIS FAST-CHANGING, scientific and technological world, one has to be constantly upgrading the organisation and oneself, whether it be machinery or methods, in order to stay focused on what we are seeing every day in the computer arena.
So the Royal Barbados Police Force has upgraded some of its equipment by adding a fleet of motocross bikes (scramblers) in order to improve the force’s capabilities in fighting certain types of crimes.
It was reported in the SUNDAY SUN of May 4, that officers attached to the Special Services Unit had been using the recently acquired as bikes part of their response and patrol units.
This is a very good move by the police force because there are many private bikers out there
who ride some very powerful and fast bikes (motor cycles) and the force, if not equipped with the latest, would be left behind and in the dark, as the criminals would be ahead, so the upgrade was a must and I support it.  It think that policing these days is now a science.
We cannot allow the criminals to be ahead of our police force. These days the criminals out there are not easy. I support the force and it must do what it has to do.
Now that these scramblers are in place I would like to see more patrols from the Traffic Division especially during the rush hour on mornings and evenings. Too many motorists are breaking the law on evenings on the ABC Highway.  It is a concern of mine that motorists coming from Hothersal Turning, when it is crowded, are making a left turn at the Belle/Lower Estate T-Junction and then a U-turn back on to the highway – which is not allowed. I hope that the traffic cops would give this T-junction their urgent attention.
You cannot have a highway and do not patrol it. Please do something. There is no excuse now that the new scramblers are here. Too many of our traffic laws are being violated every day.
The Moravian Church, Barbados Conference, invites the public to its annual Mother’s Day luncheon on Sunday at The Lester Vaughan Secondary School, Cane Garden, St  Thomas from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Commemorative  service
The Annual commemorative service of Codrington College will take place on Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at the College.
It begins with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, followed by the graduation of seminarians and candidates of the Diploma in Theological Studies. 
Organists needed
The St Augustine Anglican Church is in need of an organist.  Interested persons can apply by calling the priest-in-charge Rev. Susanne Ellis.
The St George Parish Church is also in need of an organist.  Please call the rector, Canon Gregston Gooding.
The annual Archbishop Sir George Cuthbert Manning Woodroffe’s Memorial Lecture will take place on Thursday, May 15, as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Bishop’s College, Kingstown.
The lecturer will be His Grace The Most Reverend Dr John Holder, Bishop of Barbados and Archbishop of the West Indies.   His topic will be the Relevance Of Anglicanism In Contemporary Caribbean. The venue will be Frenches House, Kingstown, St Vincent.
Panel discussion
The Calvary Moravian Brotherhood and Women’s Fellowship is holding a panel discussion with the theme Bullying: Causes And Solutions tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Calvary Moravian Church, Roebuck Street, Bridgetown.
It is with great regret that we learnt of the death of Lloyd Austin who was principal of Grantley Adams Memorial School for 24 years. I?have had the honour of working with Austin as a former chairman as well as chaplain to the school. This column expresses its deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in Jesus Christ and rise in Glory.


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