Sandy Point Police Station at its present location.

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — The Sandy Point Police Station, which is now housed in a rental property, will soon have a new home, according to the Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris.

“You will recall in our budget address we indicated that from the public sector, and the Government sector in particular, over $150 million will be pumped into the economy, to facilitate growth, to facilitate employment of our people, and to put our country to work again,” said Dr. Harris while addressing his first press conference for the year.

“The Sandy Point Police Station is one of those projects which is important to us, and it is important in the context of our delivery of law and order. For the first time in many decades, I am advised, that the Sandy Point Police Station will have its own home. While there has been a Sandy Point Police Station, for many years, it has been operating from a rental property.”

Dr. Harris advised that after a transparent bidding process, a local company, Skeete and Associates has been contracted to execute the project. Ground breaking for the new police station will be held in the near future.

“I want to thank the Deputy Prime Minister and Area Representative, the Hon Shawn Richards for the serious attention he has paid to this matter,” said Dr. Harris. “He urged that we ensure that in our 2019 estimates we made adequate preparations for this and we have.”