Members of the Prospect community met with officers yesterday at the seafarers association to discuss plans around a safer, cleaner and more peaceful community. Irate members voiced discomforts with speeding cars and cyclists in the Prospect community while some members used the meeting to address littering issues and increased police presence in the area.
Questions were posed to the new Superintendent of police Robert Graham and Chief Inspector Patrick Beersingh who both took turns to answer concerns by the Prospect residents along with other fellow officers in attendance.
“The R.C.I.P.S are always really keen to get to understand what the core issues are in our local community and it’s a very strong, it’s the biggest district outside of George town,” Mr. Graham said as he addressed being asked several different questions by the Prospect community.
Premier Alden McLaughlin was also in attendance, looked on as the community engaged with Police officers on solutions to improve Prospect. The Premier said although he is wearing the hat of a politician on most days he is attending the meeting as a long-standing member of the Prospect community.
“I’ve lived in Prospect for more than quarter of a century I’ve been there before most of the other people are there so I know the Prospect community very well so I’m here really in a dual capacity as a member of the community at a community meeting setup principally to talk to the police about the issues and concerns,” said Premier Alden McLaughlin.
Another community meeting is set to take place in Cayman Brac on June 14th to discuss similar issues and desires of the community.