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Several students across St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be involved in the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force summer vacation programmes as the organization strives to continue initiatives that alleviate factors which create risk and negative social behaviour among youths.

The summer vacation programmes organised by the Police Force are being staged by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard, the Police Band, the Police Youth Clubs and the Pan Against Crime Committee.

The Police Force kicked off the programmes on Monday, with the launch of the first phase of the Coast Guard Summer Programme at the Coast Guard’s Calliaqua Base.

The Coast Guard Summer Programme will be held in three one-week phases over the periods July 14-19, July 20-Aug. 2, and Aug. 11-16. Participants will be trained in seamanship, map reading, swimming, table etiquette, and boat handling, etc. This year’s Coast Guard Summer Programme is coordinated by Petty Officer Kenlet Francis.

Along with this programme, the Police Band’s Summer Programme  will be staged July 21-Aug. 22. Participants will be trained in the playing of various wind instruments, keyboards, drums and the steel pan.

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The Police Youth Clubs’ Annual Summer Camp will be held from July 20-July 28, at the Pamelus Burke Primary School, Byera while the Pan Against Crime Committee will stage its Annual Summer Programme from July 21-Aug. 15.

The Police Youths Clubs are interactive groups under the ambit of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, which engage participants in various activities such as presentations, lectures, camps, field trips, physical training, drills, games and sports, church service, talent display and cake sales.