The Green Turtle Cay Council received a satisfactory compromise after making a stand when they learned that the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s only vehicle on the island was about to be relocated with no replacement in sight.
Chief Councillor Matthew Lowe said that the council was able to finally meet with Abaco Superintendent of Police, Noel Curry, who ensured that the Green Turtle Police were not left without a vehicle.
Early in October he said the Council received information that the Police vehicle, a Jeep, was about to be relocated to the Abaco mainland. Mr. Lowe spoke with the officers locally as well as with Emrick Seymour, Superintendent in charge of the Northern Bahamas, but received no conclusive answers to being left without proper transportation for the island’s officer.
When the M/V Legacy arrived, and they had learned that the Jeep was to be taken aboard the council stood together and blocked the vehicle from being put aboard.
Later, after speaking with Mr. Curry, the council was assured that they would be provided with a suitable replacement. They were then sent a truck (Quad Cab Ford Ranger Police Truck) and the Jeep was then relocated.
Mr. Lowe said that while the Jeep was better, they were satisfied that they were able to reach a compromise and feels the Truck will be able to serve Green Turtle Cay, and its rough roads, well enough.