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Tobago cops bring cheer to kids

By Elizabeth Williams

Officers cordoned off one area of Calder Hall, Tobago, yesterday to conduct an "exercise" — bringing good cheer to the Family First Foundation.

Officers of the Criminal Investigations Unit led by Corporal Alicia Piggott, and the Criminal Records Office handed over groceries and other items to the home.

The Family First Foundation accommodates victims of abuse and abandonment.

Coordinator of the home and vice president of Children's Home Association, Merle Hercules, called on the Tobago House of Assembly to do more in the expansion of special homes in Tobago.

"So we hope with our new Assembly and all that, because we are moving on. We are going to have our own home where we are going to have transaction homes for these children. When they meet the age of going on their own some of them still not ready," Hercules said.

Hercules comments came during the handing over ceremony of several packets of groceries to the Home. The Home receives funding from the Tobago House of Assembly.

According to Corporal Piggott, it is part of officers' strategy to have a stronger presence in communities across Tobago.

"We hope that the children and you will enjoy it. It has things for children beside the normal grocery stuff and it has sweets, it has marshmallows, it has everything children would also eat," Corporal Piggott said.

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