By Ken Carroll
The Streets of Coopers Town were alive with love and energy this Valentine’s Day as the Royal Bahamas Police Force band performed for an appreciative crowd.
The day focused on highlighting those persons who are a part of our judicial system, who are living proof of their mission statement -“Working together for a safer Bahamas.” Armed Forces of the Bahamas including the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Royal Bahamas Defense Force, Bahamas Customs and Immigration Department, as well as the Road Traffic Department came together with the Northern Abaco Community giving God thanks at their Annual Church Service at New Life Ministries in Coopers Town. Many Governmental Officials were in attendance including Member of Parliament for North Abaco and Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office the Hon. Renardo Curry.
The crowd and speakers applauded the men and women of our armed services who serve our country and work every day towards making The Commonwealth a better and safer place for citizens, residents, and visitors alike. Mr. Curry commended the various forces for living up to their mandate, and stressed to those in attendance that crime prevention and safety starts at home.
Various leaders of the church and of the local chapter of the Bahamas Christian Council continued to speak fondly of the men and women who sacrifice and work tirelessly for our safety and health, and to emphasize that the people and religious leaders of The Bahamas have an equal responsibility to assist and work with members of the armed forces to improve our Bahamaland.
The congregation continued to listen with great respect as various scripture was read and compared with the work of service men and women by Bishop Terrance Strachan.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco District Superintendent, Kevin Mortimer, gave thanks on behalf of the various armed forces for the appreciation shown by the people of Abaco and the local church organizations. He also recommitted their mandate as service members, and promised to aid the church and people in ongoing community development.