Women’s group hails Novelette Grant
The members of the 51% Coalition: Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment have their extended gratitude to Acting Commissioner Novelette Grant for her contribution to the police force.
Grant acted as police commissioner for the last three months. George Quallo was however appointed the top post last week.
“We wish to express our deep appreciation to you for continuing to play a vanguard role in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF),” the group said. “You have done this by modelling your strong leadership skills and other abilities, both as Deputy Commissioner and also as a candidate for the top JCF post during your 90 days as Acting Police Commissioner.”
The group noted that as a woman, Grant is one of the highest ranking officers in a traditional male-dominated organization.
The organization, which calls itself an alliance of women, women’s organizations and partners wrote to Grant, thanking Grant for her service.
“We are deeply encouraged by your work on gender-based violence in communities and with members of the JCF, as well as your contribution to the public debates on this subject. Your supportive stance in encouraging survivors of sexual violence to seek justice, by taking advantage of the absence of time limitations for the reporting of such crimes, has brought much hope to man,” the 51% Coalition said.
“We look forward to continued collaboration with you especially in this regard, and we wish you every success in your continued service to the people of Jamaica.”
The 51% Coalition said it is dedicated to the full participation of women in all spheres of power and decision-making, whether in the public or the private sector.
“We believe this is necessary in order that Jamaica may have her best chance of achieving an inclusive and transformed society based on equality and equity, between women, girls, boys and men.”