RHTY&SC cricket teams host Star Sports Tribute to Law Enforcement Programmes
— make donation to Police Force
Four outstanding Police Officers from the Rose Hall Town Police Outpost were honoured by the 10 cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), MS, on Wednesday last.
The Officers honoured were Constables 25410 Travis Cort, 13282 Melissa Crandon, 23656 Omkar Sooknanan and 21834 Randolph Mc Pherson. The awardees were honoured under the RHTY&SC/Star Sports Tribute to Law Enforcement Programme.
Assistant Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Simon Naidu stated that the cricket teams and the management of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation were very impressed by the dedication and hard work of the Officers attached to the Outpost. Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, after a discussion with the Head of the Outpost, Sergeant Melville agreed to host an annual award ceremony under the RHTY&SC Tribute to Law Enforcement Officers Programme.
The four Officers were selected by the Police Force based on their attitude, commitment, and hard work. Naidu committed the Club to working along with the Outpost as part of its annual Say No to Crime campaign. The Rose Hall Town Police Outpost has, over the years, received numerous donations from the Club including bicycles, Television Set, DVD player, stationery, chairs, sports gear, and kitchen utensils. Naidu urged the four awardees to uphold their high standards and to continue to work hard every day to make sure that the small township is kept safe and secure. Each of the awardees received a trophy, medal, and a collection of gifts.
The RHTY&SC, Naidu disclosed, hosts dozens of award ceremonies every year to honour heroes such as teachers, retired teachers, law enforcement officers, medical workers, sports persons, outstanding students, community volunteers, and role models among others.
Meanwhile, the RHTY&SC, in a joint project with its parent body, the St Francis Community Developers, last week handed over a large quantity of much-needed items to assist the Police Outpost to fulfil its mandate. The joint donation included a mattress, kitchen utensils, foam boards, a hand sink, detergents, clocks, electric fans and a stove. The cricket teams also donated a quantity of face masks, face shields, hand sanitisers, detergents and COVID-19 posters to the Outpost as part of their COVID-19 response.
The Assistant Secretary/CEO and Vice President Mark Papannah also visited the office of the Region Six Commander Jairam Ramlakhan and handed over 1000 anti-crime stickers to the Police Force. The stickers, which bear the phone numbers of every Police Station in the Ancient County, will be distributed free of cost to business places and residents. The stickers project was a joint project of the RHTY&SC; Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and F/H Printery of Georgetown.
Commander Ramlakhan expressed gratitude to the donors for their cooperation and hailed the outstanding work of the Club. The 10 cricket teams of the RHTY&SC are Poonai Pharmacy Under-12 and Under-13, Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second-Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Namilco Thunderbolt Under-21 and First-Division, and Metro Females.