On 20.04.15, Clayton Cane, 29yrs, labourer of Glen, was arrested and charged with (i) entering the apartment of Nerissa Woods, 30yrs, cashier of Glen, and at the time had in his possession a firearm, without a licence issued under the Firearms Act, at Glen on 18.04.15.
On 20.04.15, Stewart Degrads, 26yrs, labourer of Petit Bordel, was arrested and charged with (i) having in his possession a firearm, without a licence issued under the Firearms Act, at Richmond on 10.02.15, (ii) using a firearm to aid in the commission of the offence of wounding on Samuel Degrads, by allegedly shooting him on his arm and (iii) using a firearm to endanger the life of Samuel Degrads, at Richmond on 10.12.14.
Caption (P1140329) L-R: Able-Bodied (AB) Seamen Cornelius Roberts, Amber-Lea Caesar, Shantell Compton and Brandon Nanton
Six (6) coastguard officers, who participated in the Regional Security System (RSS) Basic Seamanship Course 1/15, are raring to put their skills to use.
The course, attended by Able-Bodied (AB) Seamen Carlie Boyea, Amber-Lea Caesar, Shantell Compton, Shantel Harry, Brandon Nanton and Cornelius Roberts of the Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force Coast Guard, has been dubbed a success.
The participants said from March 9th, 2015 to April 10th, 2015, they were trained in various areas such as boat handling, navigation, maritime law enforcement, knots and splices, ship husbandry, anchoring, man overboard procedures, first aid and basic engineering.
AB Compton placed first (1st) at academics and second (2nd) at physical training. She said: “It was a learning experience and we learnt a lot of new things. From the knowledge and experience gained from the course, I feel we are more competent at our duties and responsibilities that we have to perform here.”
Compton said the team will continue to put what they learnt into practice.
AB Caesar said the month long course has served to reinforce areas that have been taught to them before.
AB Roberts, who participated in his second overseas course, said the boat handling training played a critical role in sharpening his skills and has equipped him with the tools to fulfill his role at the coastguard with more confidence.
“Navigation also sharpened my skills as well as maritime law. I am absolutely sure that the knowledge gained will help me with the execution of my duties at sea,” said Roberts.
AB Nanton said getting the opportunity to work on a larger coastguard vessel than what exist at home and plotting charts for search and rescue missions were critical for his development as a coast guard officer.
Leading Seaman Damian Franklyn of St.Vincent and the Grenadines was one of the facilitators on the programme attended by participants of host country Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St.Kitts and Nevis and St.Vincent and the Grenadines.