Join cops as they mark Police Week 2011!

St Lucia’s boys in blue have had a packed schedule and it’s not over yet.  Celebrations to commemorate Police Week 2011 are well underway but as Deputy Commissioner (Ag) in charge of Administration Errol Alexander tells it, “So far so good but we’re not at the end yet.”
Last Wednesday the Miss RSLPF 2011 pageant was held at the National Cultural Centre and saw Constable Mindi Alcindor, who was representing the Immigration Department, emerging with the Crown.              The STAR spoke to the Miss RSLPF Queen on Monday.
She told us, “Police week has been a very enlightening experience.  We have gone around to the different communities doing different activities
such as exhibitions.  We have an awards night on Sunday so I’m really looking forward to that.  I am just so overwhelmed that I won this competition.  It was a challenge but I love challenges and I have overcome it.”
On Sunday a church service at the St Joseph’s the Worker Church in Gros Islet opened Police Week followed by a parade through the streets of that community.  The day ended with a family fun sports day at Pigeon Point.
The Vieux Fort Town Hall hosted the first leg of the police exhibition on Monday from 10am to 5pm.
On Tuesday at the Bordelais Range, police officers met for a shooting competition among departments.  As we go to press, we are informed the competition is still ongoing and as such, the results are not yet forthcoming.
Today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) the police will host an exhibition at the Castries Town Hall from 10am to 5pm.
Corporal (Ag) Samantha Norley-Aurelien, PRO of the 2011 Police Week Committee, told the STAR, “We are encouraging members of the public to be part of it.  Come visit.  See what we have on display.             The exhibition is geared at providing members of the public with information as it relates to the history of the organization, our present status as it relates to the different roles and responsibilities of departments in addition to providing information as to our mission and our future plans.  It is a wonderful compilation.”
On Thursday as well, the police executive along with the Miss RSLPF contestants and the executive members of the Police Week Planning Committee will visit
shut-in retirees in
the north and south of the island, a total of nine visits in all.
There will be a regional police calypso competition on October 21 at the National Culture Center from 8:30pm.  St Lucia’s reigning Kaiso Headquarters Monarch Sprata Pra alongside Kakal will take on D’Stinger (Trinidad and Tobago), Wet Paint (Grenada), Bartemus (Antigua), Willo (Barbados), Hunter (Dominica) and Zangie (St Vincent and the Grenadines).
On Saturday October 22, there will be a sports day held in Vieux Fort at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds.
And it will all culminate on Sunday October 23 at Gaiety in Gros Islet with an Awards Ceremony.

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