Select members of the RCIPS have been dedicating their free time and practicing the art of baton swinging for the 2006 Police Ball.
The baton swinging troop is part of the entertainment line-up for the 6 December celebration.
Monique Bush of Butterfield Bank, the event partner for the entertainment commented, ‘We are pleased to sponsor entertainment for this event, in honour of the valuable service the RCIP bring to the community of the Cayman Islands. To entertain someone shows respect and admiration. We extend those feelings both to the members of the RCIPS and all the guests in attendance.
‘The history of police baton swinging within the RCIP dates back to the early 1970s. It has developed somewhat over the years to really what it is today. Credit to those officers who brought the idea to RCIP from their respective training in Barbados,’ she said.
‘We are looking forward with great excitement to performing before such an esteemed group,’ commented Detective Chief Inspector Martin Bodden Jr, leader of the Baton Swinging Troops.
‘The presentation is coming together strongly. We are all looking forward to the performance and know that our guests will definitely enjoy the show.’
Thanks to the generosity of Butterfield Bank, the local band Velvet Touch will be also be performing two varied sets of music to please both the relaxed diners and energetic dancers.
The RCIPS Ball, themed ‘Celebrating our Diversity’, will take place in the Grand Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
Only limited numbers of individual tickets (CI$200) and corporate tables (CI$2,000) are available. For more information, email rcipba[email protected] or call 924-2201