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  • Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) today (July 28), made a contribution of $5 million towards the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Building Project.
  • The project involves the building of 14,000 square feet of new office space to facilitate the relocation of staff who work at the JCF headquarters.
  • The donation was handed over during a ceremony held at the Office of the Commissioner of Police on Old Hope Road, in Kingston.

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) today (July 28), made a contribution of $5 million towards the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Building Project.

The project involves the building of 14,000 square feet of new office space to facilitate the relocation of staff who work at the JCF headquarters.

The donation was handed over during a ceremony held at the Office of the Commissioner of Police on Old Hope Road, in Kingston.

In his remarks, Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, welcomed the funds,  noting that it will contribute to the construction of a more modern and professional space for the police service.

He pointed out that  the project began in earnest in January of this year after the then new Commissioner of Police, Dr. Carl Williams, outlined his plans to primarily use internal resources, namely the skills and expertise of the police force, to complete the new administrative building.

“I want to offer the appreciation of the Government, to Supreme Ventures for this timely contribution. One of the risks you take is when you start a project on faith and is not absolutely sure how you are going to fund it through to the finish. But people are often encouraged to support people who have started on their own and have demonstrated an initiative and this is what the JCF has demonstrated,” Mr. Bunting said.

For his part, Dr. Williams said it is his hope that the contribution by Supreme Ventures, “will be a catalyst that triggers similar investment by other corporate entities in Jamaica.”

He informed that to date, some $24 million has been spent and will require another $60 million to complete the job.

“We have come a long way and I want to thank everyone who has helped us to come this far,” Dr. Williams said.

The new administrative building will consist of four floors and will accommodate upwards of 70 members of staff.

It will house the Records Registry, Establishment Department  and a number of other functional units.

“We will significantly increase the office space for people who have been working and operating out of rented premises. We will in effect not only save the Government millions of dollars, but we will not be paying in the future the kind of money we are paying now for the rental of office space,” Dr. Williams said.

For his part, Chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited, Paul Hoo, said that it is through partnerships with corporate entities that the JCF will efficiently carry out its duties of providing security islandwide and live up to its motto-‘To Serve and Protect’.