Po­lice Wel­come Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Gale Rigob­ert

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By An­gel­ica O’Donoghue-Holder

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion on Mon­day de­liv­ered sev­eral lap­tops to the Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions branch of the Royal Saint Lu­cia Po­lice Force. Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Dr. Gale Rigob­ert, made the pre­sen­ta­tion. She said the ini­tia­tive is aimed at ad­vanc­ing the meth­ods of deal­ing with delin­quency in the is­land’s schools.

She said her min­istry ex­pected the tech­nol­ogy to as­sist in re­search de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tion. Dur­ing the hand­ing over cer­e­mony Dr. Rigob­ert cited with ob­vi­ous plea­sure the “re­newed col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry and the Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions branch of the po­lice force.”

She told re­cip­i­ents: “I an­tic­i­pate that with th­ese ad­di­tional tools you can en­hance our lev­els of ef­fi­ciency and broaden your in­ter­ven­tion as we con­tinue to part­ner to bring delin­quency at our schools un­der con­trol. I trust that the area of sus­pen­sion that we con­tinue to col­lab­o­rate on will re­ceive not only ad­di­tional re­sources in terms of hard­ware, but also in terms of tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance.”

Also in at­ten­dance on Mon­day was Jus­tice and Na­tional Se­cu­rity Min­is­ter, Sen­a­tor Her­mangild Fran­cis. His min­istry has re­spon­si­bil­ity for the oper­a­tions of the Royal Saint Lu­cia Po­lice Force.

In his thank-you ad­dress he said: “Our youth are in a cri­sis. It is good that we have a de­part­ment in the Royal Saint Lu­cia Po­lice Force that deals with some­times volatile young­sters. It is im­por­tant to ap­proach crime sit­u­a­tions in a holis­tic way, and we need to start with our young peo­ple.”

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Gale Rigob­ert wel­comed this week by the RSLPF’s Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions Branch.

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