As part of its continuous community outreach efforts, the Rotary Club of Antigua (RCA) today made a timely donation of 500 breathable, branded, white masks to the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda (RPFAB).
President of the Rotary Club, Dr. Vanetta Rodgers, in making the presentation to Superintendent Vivian Parker, who accepted on behalf of Police Commissioner Atlee Rodney, said that the club is committed to play its part in educating the public and providing needed resources to mitigate the spread of the deadlyCOVID-19 disease.
She also emphasized the importance for everyone, more so essential workers such as the members of the Royal Police Force, to practice proper hygiene, wear masks when venturing outside at all times and to practice social distancing whenever possible.
President Vanetta also expressed thanks to Acting Superintendent Brenda Jacobs, who is in charge of stores for her support throughout the process.
Superintendent Parker extended words of gratitude to the Rotary Club of Antigua and noted that the masks will go a long way in assisting the officers in effectively carrying out their daily dutiesas front liners in the fight against the COVID-19 disease.
To date, the country has 23 confirmed cases of the virus and has recorded 3 associated deaths.
The Rotary Club of Antigua urges everyone to stay safe, stay at home and to adhere to all of the other safety protocols established by health officials.
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I hope they understand that they are for immediate use and not to keep in the store room until they rot.
To often timely donations like these are made and the persons who need the items the most never benefit.
This an extremely great gesture coming from the Rotary club, an organization that one can always rely on….. On the otherhand it is sad to see that our small vendors are using this Covid-19 crisis, for their financial gain…. It is a challenging time for everyone, especially financially, yet our small vendors choose to sell masks at $10.00 and $15.00 each as oppose to selling them for $5.00 or less. Why cant they choose to make a donation especially those who have gotten financial assistance from the govt……I think now is the time for these vendors to rise to the occasion and reach out and extend a helping hand to their fellow citizens & their community…..Now is the time to show worth.
That was really nice of the Rotary Club.
PS the commissioner of police don’t have any shame at all. Look at the poor dilapidated state of that place they call POLICE HEADQUARTERS. The commissioner office suppose to be in that building. He has no pride going to work in a building looking like that. Maybe he should get the HAPPI program to spruse up the place.
Is it him or the Government?
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