Nineteen days after about learning of the unfortunate circumstances of a single mother and her two children, officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s Community Relations Unit were able to hand over a brand new house to the family.
Speaking at a small handing over ceremony on Saturday ASP Subhash Ramkhelawan, who is in charge of TTPS Community Relations, said the feat was accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the TTPS Youth Clubs, Northern Division Community Policing, the Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association, and local businesses.
He said, “I take the opportunity today on behalf of our Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gary Griffith, his executive and the administration of Community Relations, Port-of-Spain to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all persons playing a major role today in having constructed not a house but a home in this district.”
He added, “I take the opportunity to extend our arms to all those who made it possible for bridging the gap between the people and police in this community.”
Matthew Devaux, Managing Director of Alpha Engineering & Construction Ltd said, “We look forward to continuing to build community because really that’s what it’s about. We’ve really enjoyed being here.”
The woman’s Arouca house was destroyed during inclement weather in September.