July 27, 2021
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames recently lauded the support of the public and private sector in the obtaining and installing of security cameras in the Stapledon Gardens, spearheaded by the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC) Stapledon Gardens Community Association. Minister Dames congratulated the Association for their initiative and said that such activities could be replicated in the approximately 190 other community associations throughout The Bahamas.
"What is taking place here this morning is a clear example of an investment in community," he said at the camera launch, on July 21, 2021. "You cannot discuss anything having to do with crime and impacting in a positive way on crime without discussing the role the community plays."
The community, through the Association, raised funds for the security cameras initiative, Minister Dames donated cameras, and community sponsor, Migrafill Security Group, partnered in installation and logistics.
Among those present for the camera launch were Officer in Charge of the South-Central Division Mark Barrett; NNWC National Coordinator and former Deputy Commissioner of Police Ismella Davis Delancey; Officer in charge of Community Police Liaison officers Superintendent Wilton Johnson; Stapledon Liaison Offcier Inspector Cargill and other community police officers; President and CEO of Migrafill Security Group Grantley Ifill, and Stapledon Community Association Board members President Lakell Johnson; Vice-President Tomar Higgs; Vice-President Jouette Smith; Treasurer Neko Albury; Secretary Keenya Rolle; Cheryl Haven; Patrick Rolle; Manell Munroe; Dexter Kerkulah; and Principal of the Center for Early Education Keshlia Lockhart.