PRINCESS Hotel at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara yesterday donated 130 television sets to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in a presentation ceremony at the hotel’s boardroom.On hand to accept the donation on behalf of the GPF was acting Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud. The Top Cop said that the Force has always had a close relationship with Princess Hotel on several fronts and as they are re-branding they indicated that they had some television sets available.
The television sets will be placed in barrack rooms at all police stations countrywide in time for the upcoming General and Regional elections. They will be utilised by ranks manning ballot boxes since there is a huge demand for manpower at that time.
He added that all ranks will be in-line for that period, even officers, and the TVs will be used in those barracks rooms.
“We all know what a television set can do for a living room and the kind of relief it can bring for ranks, who will have to stay in during elections period,” Seelall said.
The Police Commissioner added that the television sets will be placed in areas where they have their social crime prevention projects for the youths such as the Albouystown Impact Group.
He stated that television sets will be placed at the various community centres for educational and recreational purposes, especially for youths, who are involved in the police social projects.
Meanwhile, General Manager of Princess Hotel, Ugur Turetgen said they are in the process of re-branding to Ramada Georgetown Princess and will be upgrading to modern equipment and facilities.
He explained that they had some television sets available and saw it fitting to give it to the GPF for their use as necessary as they are always looking to forge closer ties with the GPF.
Also present were Princess Hotel Director of Sales and Marketing, Petal Ridley and the hierarchy of the GPF, including ‘A’ Divison Commander Clifton Hicken, Crime Chief Leslie James, and Chief Traffic Officer Ian Amsterdam.