Denzil Douglas congratulates Inspector ‘Rosemarie Isles-Joseph’ on her recognition by Queen

"Her volunteerism led her to establish a number of Explorer Clubs, providing safe spaces for young people at risk," said Dr Douglas, who recalled that the Explorers Club is an offshoot of the Shadwell Overcomers that Isles-Joseph introduced when she lived in Shadwell.

Denzil Douglas congratulates Inspector 'Rosemarie Isles-Joseph' on her recognition by Queen
Denzil Douglas congratulates Inspector 'Rosemarie Isles-Joseph' on her recognition by Queen

St Kitts and Nevis: Former St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Denzil L Douglas has congratulated Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force Inspector Rosemarie Isles-Joseph, on her recognition as the 224th Commonwealth Point of Light by Her Majesty The Queen.

“Her volunteerism led her to establish a number of Explorer Clubs, providing safe spaces for young people at risk,” said Dr Douglas, who recalled that the Explorers Club is an offshoot of the Shadwell Overcomers that Isles-Joseph introduced when she lived in Shadwell.

“Isles-Joseph started the Shadwell Overcomers in 2005 and was active for nine years until 2014. A constable at the time, who later was promoted to an Inspector, Rosemary Isles of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force, on forming the group, took on the responsibility of making the uniforms of the children in the Shadwell area with a personal financial donation,” Dr Douglas recalled.

Independence Parades were always a thrill for the children who, in their attractive uniform, displayed energy and, on several occasions, were judged the best-unarmed unit on parade, said Dr Douglas.

Having relocated her residence to Phillips in 2015, Joseph-Isles, then an Inspector of Police, found time to start the Mol Phil Explorers consisting of children from the areas of Molineux and Phillips’.

It has now branched off into a national body under the aegis of the Ministry of National Security.

The first Explorer club was established in 2017 in the Molineux and Phillips Area, with its success leading to the formation of other clubs across the country. There are thirteen Explorer Clubs in different communities on St. Kitts, with a membership of about 1400 children. The first club in Nevis may be launched in a few weeks.

The clubs run an after-school programme, field trips and camping opportunities during school holidays and have a particular focus on cadet parades and drills to help build discipline and camaraderie.

The first Explorer club was established in 2017 in the Molineux and Phillips Area, with its success leading to the formation of other clubs across the country. There are thirteen Explorer Clubs in different communities on St. Kitts, with a membership of about 1400 children.

The first club in Nevis may be launched in a few weeks.

File Photo 1 – Inspector Rosemarie Isles-Joseph

File Photo 2 – St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Denzil L. Douglas speaks to one of the youngest members of the Shadwell Overcomers

File Photo 3 – St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Denzil L. Douglas congratulates the members of the Shadwell Overcomers

File Photo 4 – Members of the Shadwell Overcomers during the March Past at an Independence Parade

File Photo of the Explorers Club in Warner Park getting ready for appearance at an Independence Parade