Regional Security System | Saturday 21 September 19

Thirty-six police officers from Regional Security System’s Member States have been deployed to the Bahamas. (GP)

Thirty-six police officers who have been deployed to the Bahamas have been urged to exercise patience, tolerance and empathy as they carry out their duties there.

This was the advice of Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, during a brief ceremony at the Regional Security System’s (RSS) Air Wing, before the RSS officers left on their mission to assist in the “healing” of that country which was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

The Prime Minister, who visited the Bahamas along with Attorney General Dale Marshall shorlty after the all-clear was issued, described the situation there as “truly distressing” and asked the officers to put themselves in the position of the affected persons.

“Whatever patience is required, exercise it; whatever tolerance is required, exercise it… but remember always that we are there to help and to understand, because none of us would want to be in the position of many of the people who have been left homeless or who have lost members of their family,” she stated.

Embracing the islands of the region as one, Prime Minister Mottley told the officers to make the region proud by helping a member of the “family” get back on their feet as soon as possible.

“That you have been asked to go into the Bahamas to assist their police force and their troops is a signal honour that they accord us with the respect that you know that we are up to the task to be able to help maintain that stability at this very difficult and challenging time,” Ms. Mottley affirmed.

The officers, from Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Dominica; Grenada; St. Kitts and Nevis; St.Lucia; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will be in the Bahamas for three weeks.

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