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Renovated Mont Fleuri police station reopens |24 September 2015

The newly renovated Mont Fleuri police station was reopened yesterday by the Minister for Home Affairs Charles Bastienne and commissioner of police Ernest Quatre.

This was during a short ceremony at the station in the presence of members of the National Assembly (MNA) for the adjoining districts of Mont Fleuri and Plaisance Begitta Jeannevole and Roma Edmond, police officers, representatives of Shreeji and Laxmi companies among other guests.

The unveiling of the new crest of the police station was followed by the ribbon-cutting to officially open the station and a blessing of the building along with its personnel by Priest Edwin Mathiot.

Minister Bastienne said: “Renovation works on this station started about four months ago and today I am very happy that we have managed to keep the promise that was made to our officers to provide them with a more conducive and professional working environment, with a more public friendly reception area and better facilities.”

He said the police station is a perfect example of a partnership between the private sector and the government and he hopes that such noble initiative will be emulated by other private businesses in communities elsewhere.

The assistant commissioner for policing Reginald Elizabeth encouraged a working partnership between the Mt Fleuri police officers and the community.

He urged the station commander to practice an open door policy to strengthen the relationship between the station and its serving community based on trust, communication and goodwill.

“The fight against crime cannot be won by the police alone, but we need the support and cooperation of the community. By working together we can make a difference in creating a safer community,” he said.

Keshra V. Bhudia, the director of Shreeji and Laxmi companies who have provided financial support to this project, received a token of goodwill from Mr Quatre after delivering his speech.

The project has cost R600,000.

Today there will be the laying of the foundation stone for the Anse Aux Pins police station which will be followed tomorrow by that of the Grand Anse Praslin.





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