New Police Outpost In Newcastle
Photo Caption: Police outpost in Newcastle
Written By: T. J. Chapman
Published: Monday 9th January 2017
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNPULSE) – A two storey building located outside the Vance Amory international airport is now the new home for police officers serving the St. James district.
Back in October of 2016, an official announcement was made declaring the then Newcastle Police station unfit for humans to work. As a result, the Newcastle Police station was closed on November 15, 2016 and officers were deployed to the Gingerland and Cotton Ground stations respectively.
The old building which housed the officers is to be demolished and a new station built.
According to a press release from the Nevis Island Administration, Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Parliamentary representative for the St. James Parish will spearhead the process of demolishing the building, finding a suitable plan and the relevant financing to construct a new police station in that area.
Residents of the St. James Parish can now breathe a sigh of relief now that the revelation was made in the 2017 Budget that the Federal Government will fund the Newcastle Police Station.
With a short term solution in place officers are now available at a specific location to field questions, collect reports and promptly respond to emergencies.