Five new recruits recently completed their six months training and became fully fledged police officers of the Montserrat Police Force on the 8th November, 2013 at the Passing -Out- Parade held at the Montserrat Cultural Centre. The six months training sessions were led by Acting Inspector Julian Wade. The new officers are – Shamoya Grant, Leon Campbel, Sophia Bruno, Delbert Williams and Junior Turton.
Brief remarks were given by Deputy Commissioner Bradley Siddell on behalf of the Montserrat Police Force. The feature address was presented by Magistrate Robert Shuster and a report in respect of the six months training by Acting Inspector Julian Wade. Awards were presented to the new officers who excelled in specific areas of the training. Sophia Bruno received the award for the ‘Best Recruit’, and received the Baton of Honour. She gave the recruits response for the recruits. The session ended with a drill performed by the new officers ably assisted by former police officer – Philip Mulcare.
The Fifa World Cup Trophy Visit is expected on Montserrat today October 18th, 2013. The Trophy should arrive via MV Nirvana at Port Little Bay. A short ceremony has been planned at the Montserrat Cultural Centre for the visit. Brief remarks will be given by His Excellency The Governor Adrian Davis, The Honourable Deputy Premier Charles Kirnon and from a representative of the Ministry of Sports.
This tour is a partnership sponsored tour between Fifa and Coca Cola, one of Fifa’s long standing partners. This tour is significant in that this will the third time that the original World Cup Trophy is going on tour around the world. The tour is scheduled to take 9 months and will visit some 88 countries. The Trophy is expected to return to the country that will host the 2014 Fifa World Cup which is Brazil.
Youths on island and football enthusiasts will have the opportunity to have their photos taken with the trophy.
Eleven students took part in the final Spelling Bee competition held at the Montserrat Cultural Centre on September 28th, 2013. The students ages ranged from 9 years to 12 years from both the Primary and Secondary Schools in Montserrat. Congratulations are in order for Doran Cassell of the Montserrat Secondary School who came out victorious after a tighly contested final round between himself and Josiah Persaud from the St. Augustine School.
Congratulations are also in order for the Sunrise Production team for once again putting on this event. The ‘Spelling Bee,’ which is a fund raiser for the group also assists the students in improving their vocabulary and gives them the exposure of competing at that level.