Commissioner Walwyn Proud Of Drum Corps

ZIZ News [September 23, 2013] — Commissioner CG Walwyn is extremely proud of the performance of the Police Junior Drum Corps at the 30th Independence Parade that was held at Warner Park Football Stadium on the19th September 2013. The Drum Corps was re-established in 2010, and presently consists of thirty (30) members ranging from 11 to 20 years old, and also ranging from 1st form to the CFB College in the education system.

These young ambitious members of the Drum Corps displayed an excellent performance and impressed the Commissioner of Police and also many of the spectators who attended the parade. This year, the Junior Drum Corps proudly showed off its new ceremonial uniform.

The Senior and Junior Police Drum Corps fall under the leadership and guidance of the Commandant of the Police Training Complex, but, is supervised by the Deputy Commandant, Inspector Eldrin Dickenson, who is assisted with the training by Sylvester Huggins.

Commissioner Walwyn, who was once a member of the USVI Police Pre Cadet Program, was impressed and over joyed with the performance of the Police Junior Drum Corps, and stressed the importance of finding positive educational groups to keep children occupied and out of harms way. Commissioner CG Walwyn posed in a photograph with the members of the Drum Corps which is indicative of his support and appreciation of the members of the Drum Corps for their support and dedication to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, and service to the country.

Commissioner C. G. Walwyn takes this opportunity to thank the parents and guardians, and other family members of the members of the Junior Police Drum Corps to allow them to be a part of this august body, and help in developing a cadre of youth who are willing to serve their country. He also wants all members of the Drum Corps to know that the High Command, the other Gazetted Officers, and the rank and file of he Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force believes in them and are proud that they are a part of the Force.

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness”.
Dalai Lama

Meanwhile, Officers of the Frigate Bay Police Station are investigating an incident which occurred on Thursday 18 September 2013 about in which a female resident of Frigate Bay was transported to the hospital after being attacked by two (2) dogs.

Initial investigation revealed that Lucina Charles was walking in the area of the attack to a friend’s home, when she was attacked by the dogs; the breed of the dogs is unknown at this moment.

The general public is asked to pay attention to the following important information from the Dogs (licensing and Control) Act, No. 10 of 2007.

“Owner” is a person who occupies a dwelling house, building or other premises or any part thereof at which a dog is accustomed to stay or to be kept, unless that person furnishes satisfactory’ evidence to the contrary, and includes a person who has the custody or control of a dog.

A person who keeps a dog or kennel without obtaining a license commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or both.

A dog that is four (4) months old or over shall be licensed by its owner, failure to do so the owner commits and offence.

A person who owns or keeps a dog shall keep that dog properly secured on his/her private premises so as to prevent the escape of the dog into any public area or onto the property of another person. Failure to do so the owner commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars or to imprisonment for a tern not exceeding one month, or both.

Dangerous Dogs

1. American Bulldog

2. Caincaso

3. Dog Argentino

4. Fila Brasileiro

5. Japanese Tosa

6. Pitbull Terrier

7. Presso Canario

8. Staffordshire Terrier

9. any cross-breed of the dogs mentioned above.

In othernews, Officers of the Cayon Police Station are investigating a traffic accident which occurred at Back Street, Cayon which left one person hospitalised.

Initial investigation revealed that Quincy Wilson of Ottley’s Village was driving motor Jeep P1470 during the time of the accident.

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