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Residents’ cry

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Residents’ cry

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RESIDENTS IN BELLEPLAINE, St Andrew, have fired off a petition to the Governor General pleading with him to stop the closure of their beloved police station in the village.

On Thursday the document with more than 300 signatures, along with a letter, was hand-delivered to Government House, the official residence of Sir Elliott Belgrave in whose office the Commissioner of Police (COP) is accountable.

The action comes almost three weeks after a fiery town hall meeting at which members of the top brass of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) informed residents of the relocation of the 77-year-old Belleplaine Police Station nestled in the countryside of the East Coast.

Some of the people stormed out of that meeting on March 20 after it was made clear that – in spite of their presence – the station would be incorporated into the District “F” Police Station located in the Eric Holder Complex at Horse Hill in the neighbouring St Joseph parish.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.