NIA installs security monitoring equipment at the CSS for everyone’s safety
From the NIA
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has installed security monitoring equipment at Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) and is looking to do the same at Gingerland Secondary School (GSS). Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister for Education and Security, recently made the revelation during his monthly press conference at the NIA Cabinet Room in Pinney’s Estate.
“The Department of Education says they’ve invested quite heavily and that Charlestown High School now has a surveillance camera that’s live, recording, being monitored,” he said. declared. “I’m told we have 18 cameras installed there, with the ability to expand to 64. The system is functional. It saves images at the moment. We will soon be looking to do this at Gingerland High School as well.
However, Brantley said he was making the announcement with a heavy heart because of the cost involved, funds that could have been spent on other education-related areas. We could have bought books, for example, but here we are forced to buy security surveillance equipment because of the behavior we have seen in our schools and so, it is bittersweet in that sense,” did he declare.
The Minister of Education called on parents to manage their children and teach them the necessary values. He also encouraged teachers to continue to do their best with the students in their care. He also urged students, parents and teachers to conduct themselves in a way that would suggest buying the equipment was a wasteful undertaking, even though they were installed to improve safety and security.
Meanwhile, Brantley said the installation of the safety equipment demonstrates the NIA’s overall commitment to safety, security and law enforcement on Nevis. “The cameras will hopefully be a deterrent to bad behavior, but where there is bad behavior we hope the cameras will act as one of the tools to help us find culprits who may have engage in this bad behavior,” he said. “My hope would be that the cameras prove useless in the sense that no one can be caught on them doing anything untoward.”