PWA President lauds Soufriere police

Police Welfare Association (PWA) President, Camron Laure, has lauded officers attached to the Soufriere police station, as agreement was reached today on addressing the problem of health and safety issues at the station that prompted the Department of Labour to direct that all work activities in the building cease as of yesterday afternoon.

“I want to thank members of the Soufriere station for staying on the job even after the Labour Department gave orders to shut down the station,” Laure told the Times.

The PWA President also expressed gratitude to the Acting Police Commissioner, Milton Desir, for taking the time to visit the Soufriere station and thanked Health and Safety Inspectors from the Department of Labour for sitting with the PWA to work out a way forward.

Laure spoke after concluding a meeting today with the management of the Soufriere police station, Acting Police Commissioner Desir and Health and Safety officials.

“I must say the members are satisfied with the outcome of the meeting and so is the Welfare Association,” the PWA official said.

He told the Times that the building was again inspected and the previous agreement was adopted  to condemn the upper part of the structure and two offices downstairs, while officers continue to occupy the bottom part of the station.

The PWA President explained that a building next to the police station was identified where the police officers could relocate, but work is currently being done on the property.

He stated that at least one part of that building can be used immediately to facilitate police officers working the eight hour shift, until the entire property can be properly retrofitted to facilitate a complete transfer of all officers from the Soufriere station.

Laure told the Times that agreement was reached for a thorough cleaning of the portion of the Soufriere station that officers will be using temporarily.



He said there is a plan to visit and assess all police stations to determine the best way to address the conditions at those other  places of work.


  1. Pankaiso
    February 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Camron you a one of the worst PWA president to pass as a president please give it up cause you a not playing that roll ,you just bump your gum uselessly there is so much that I would like to say to you but you don’t have bolls ,look how long theses men have been going through that and you now want to say that you a supporting them do you have a choice ? You have too a you afraid to lose your 4% you a primary responsible for the gross sufferance endured by the men that you say that you a representing ,you a just there like the others for your personal achievement and benifit just like your padner Matin J

  2. Vibz
    February 10, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    The Security Forces, especially the Police Force, are critically important in maintaining calm and stability in any society. You cannot expect the Police to give their best when working under deplorable conditions. It’s a national shame to allow these work places to fall into such disrepair. Give the police the necessary resources that they need to do their work efficiently and effectively. Create the physical environment other conditions that would motivate them to give of their best.Treat them with respect.

    1. Name
      February 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm


  3. None Of Your Biz
    February 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    They should visit gross islet police station( no mistake in the spelling, its intentional) next. Not fit to house vagrants, or stray dogs much less officers.

  4. Proxy pork
    February 10, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    It’s a good thing when Associations and management work together …one country one people one direction……bcf take note….. bunch of useless……

  5. Anonymous
    February 10, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    The labours are out for the government
    They’re not giving up they are setting them up.
    They want every thing to be done inahurry when they know it can’t. Giving them baskets to carry Water when they know it can’t full.

  6. Anonymous
    February 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Police and thief

  7. Anonymous
    February 11, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Clearly, the Government has its work cut out for it. My suggestion is that, instead of searching for new projects to undertake, the Administration pursue a comprehensive programme of rehabilitation of our public buildings and our infrastructure, ensuring in the process that unemployed people are given jobs on all of these projects. This programme should run for two to three years, before the Government can turn to new projects. It is a pity that the current Minister for Finance did not find it necessary to have a supplementary Appropriation Bill when he assumed office, in order to adjust the Budget he inherited from the last Administration. Doing so would have helped the Government to meet some critical obligations. But let us wait for the next eight weeks or so to see what the 2017 – 2018 Estimates of Expenditure will be and on which social and economic programmes the emphasis will be. Patience is indeed a virtue.

  8. Anonymous
    February 12, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Seems to be traditional for admin to admin to treat the police and fire personnel as if they are nobody: Why are service men and women who put their lives on the line all the time are treated that way: Their working and living quarters are always allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that on most occasions it’s not fit for occupation.
    Remember when all the asbestos roofing were removed from the CDC residents and government offices the then admin never replaced that of the fire station,instead they put a false ceiling which trapped all the asbestos dust exposing to personnel to the danger of Asbestosis. Surely they must have been affected by the disease throughout the years before the structure was demolished. Let’s hope that this administration will treat these valuable men and women differently