ScotiaBank donates security equipment to airport

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By Monique Washington

The Vance Amory International Airport has added two new pieces of security equipment donated by the ScotiaBank Nevis Branch that will assist in the day to day operation of the airport.

The bank’s donation includes a security monitor and retractable line dividers. The bank’s Marketing Manager Sharon Smalls told The Observer on Tuesday that “The items were donated to the Nevis Air and Seaport Authority (NASPA) because bank staff saw a need for the equipment and wanted to assist.”

NASPA is responsible for the ownership and operation of the island’s designated air and sea ports and was established in 1995.

On Tuesday, NASPA General Manager Oral Brandy explained to The Observer that the two items will bring better Security to the airport.

“Security, especially at any airport, is a big concern,” Brandy said. “The monitor will be a welcome addition to what we already have.”

He said that the monitor will show video of the day-to-day activities at the airport. The retractable line dividers will add a “sense of order” at the airport.

“Passengers will know where to go, what lines to stand in. Everything will be in order,” he said.

ScotiaBank has donated and sponsored many community-based projects and initiatives. They have donated to the St. Christopher Outreach Center; donated two computers to the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School, Pink Lily; raised funds for the Pediatric Assistance League of St. Kitts-Nevis (PALS); and sponsored Kiddy Cricket for 16 years; among other initiatives.

On Wednesday, the items were presented to NASPA by ScotiaBank’s Nevis Branch Bank Manager Ebony Harp. During the presentation, Harp noted, “For us, service doesn’t end in the branch – it goes beyond our doors into the communities we serve. We give back by supporting our communities; as well as supporting initiatives to make our country work better.”

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