OCHO RIOS — A Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck and six mountain bikes have been added to the Ocho Rios Police Station’s fleet, thanks to Sandals Group, and sister company, ATL Autohaus.
The two litre twin-turbo diesel engine pickup and the mountain bikes were officially handed over to National Security Minister, Senator Dwight Nelson, at a function at Sandals Ocho Rios Hotel, on Wednesday (May 25).
“There will be a further two more pickups donated, one to the Montego Bay region and the other to the Negril region,” Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Sandals Group, Adam Stewart, said at the function.
He also stated that the Group will be donating a fourth Amarok pickup to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on Thursday, May 26, noting that the donations were being made in honour of the Sandals Group’s 30th Anniversary.
“We want to say thanks to you (the JCF) and we urge you to take the best care of it and, when the time comes for it to be serviced, we will service it for you at our service centre in Montego Bay,” Mr. Stewart stated.
Senator Nelson said that he was happy to be participating in the handing over ceremony.
“This handing over really signifies an input by the private sector, to ensure that our security forces are equipped and their abilities to fight crime and violence are enhanced,” he said, thanking Sandals and ATL Automotive for the contribution.
He said he was sure that the provision of the Amarok pick-ups to the JCF and the JDF will improve their capacity within Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril.
By ALDEEN CAMPBEL, JIS Reporter