Nassau, The Bahamas, June 22, 2017 – Scotiabank aims to support initiatives that help young people reach their full potential. Today the Bank announced the start of year three of its formal $50,000 partnership agreement with the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
In 2015, Scotiabank signed a multi-year partnership agreement with the Police to support its Summer Youth Camps, formalizing its longstanding partnership with the Force after years of supporting several divisional groupings.
“We are proud of our long legacy of supporting the communities where we live and work,” said Robert Pantry, Director, Retail Banking, Northern Caribbean, Scotiabank. “The Police Camps provide fun, safe, and wholesome activities for children during the summer months when schools are closed. The Police ought to be commended on the exceptional job they continue to do in this regard, keeping these kids engaged once school closes.”
“The Royal Bahamas Police Force is eternally thankful to Scotiabank for its partnership. This is a positive shot in the arm for our young people who are often castigated,” said Stephen Dean, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police. “This celebrates the good in our youth and helps bring out the innate talents of our future leaders who could have, ordinarily, been involved in crime and anti-social behaviours.”
In addition to the 10,000 installment that was formally presented today, Scotiabank employee volunteers will visit various police camps throughout the summer to provide financial literacy training, serve lunch and distribute treats consistent with prior years.
“We are proud to launch the continuation of this notable partnership and look forward to a positive working relationship with the Royal Bahamas Police Force for years to come,” Pantry concluded.
About The Royal Bahamas Police Force
The Force is an extremely large and intricate 21st century law enforcement agency with over 4,000 officers, reserves and police civilians. The Police Force provides policing services to all residents and visitors of The Bahamas, an archipelago of over 700 Islands and Cays, strewn over 100,000 (258,998 square-kilometer) square miles of ocean, in the Atlantic.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) exists under the authority of The Police Force Act 2009. In accordance with the Act, the Force is headed by a Commissioner who is subject to the authority of The Minister of National Security of The Bahamas. The Commissioner is Ex-Officio Provost Marshall and has the responsibility for the guidance and general direction of The Royal Bahamas Police Force. He is supported by a Deputy Commissioner and five (5) Assistant Commissioners. These officials make up what is known as the Senior Executive Leadership Team. The RBPF is divided into three districts: New Providence, Northern Bahamas and the Family Islands, and maintains its headquarters, located on East Street north, New Providence.
At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their full potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank's goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2016, Scotiabank contributed more than $70 million to help our communities around the world.
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Scotiabank representatives present a cheque to members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force for Summer Camp Sponsorship. Pictured (l to r): Maxine V. Seymour, Manager, Public & Corporate Affairs, Sponsorships & Philanthropy; Nakera S. Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing and Public Relations; and Mr. Robert Pantry, Director, Retail Banking, Northern Caribbean, Scotiabank along with Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean; Assistant Superintendent Darvey Pratt, Director, National Crime Prevention Office (NCPO); Sergeant 281 Nikisha Taylor-Bain, Central Division; Corporal 2035 Clementine Richardson, NCPO; Constable 3992 Tameka Neely, Central Division.
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Manager Public & Corporate Affairs, Sponsorships & Philanthropy
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