Indian Newspaper Article Causes Barbados To Heighten Cricket World Cup Security

We said in our article Former Barbados Tourism Authority Chairman Arranges Security Breach For Strangers At Cricket World Cup

HAVE NO DOUBT: the police and security officials at CWC will be livid when they hear of this breach…

… what good is even the most well-executed layered security system if some big shot politician or official foolishly uses his knowledge and authority to violate security procedures for strangers?

… This is the best thing that could have happened to us in the public run-up to the Cricket World Cup. Heads may roll, and there will be public worldwide embarrassment – but you can bet that senior police and security leaders will now assert their authority and kick the behinds of any politician or official who tries anything like this again.

Yesterday Local Cricket Organising Committee Chairman Chris de Caires spoke to the Nation News about the incident and promised that security had been beefed up. The Chairman said that the security incident happened during a “trial event” that was not a “full-blown security arrangement”. (Nation News “No Easy Way In” story link here)

Uh huh. OK – just so long as the problem is fixed, and as we predicted, it looks like someone got their behinds kicked.

Nation News Picks Up On Barbados Free Press Story

Barbados Free Press was the only island media to cover the Indian reporter’s story of his security breach by former Barbados Tourism Authority Chairman Hudson Husbands. We published our story on February 25th only a few hours after the Indian Financial Express first published – and up to today’s story in the Nation News, no one in the local media had mentioned the incident or BFP’s coverage of the incident.

Looks like The Nation News owes us a couple of beer for the story tip.

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11 responses to “Indian Newspaper Article Causes Barbados To Heighten Cricket World Cup Security

  1. West Side Davie

    How many beers does the Nation owe you now BFP?

  2. Jose Marti

    If they ever pay up, you are going to have one hell of a night!

  3. Fidel Castro

    what about Tourism Board former chairman? Not even a rap on his knuckles. As you were troops.

  4. Che.

    Security bout hey gyne be almost unbearable.

  5. RRRicky

    The Nation News must owe BFP many bottles of beer! About once a week I read something in the Nation where I know I have seen it before somewhere. Then I remember a BFP story or chat a few days ago.

    BFP, the Nation News must have a computer tuned to your website all the time. Sure they do!

  6. When it comes to Security, a chain is as strong as its weakest link.

    In our cosy little island officials too often like to show they are big shots by breaking the chain of security, only showing they have the brains of a Missing Link.

  7. WotSystems?

    Over the course of my life, I have watched Bajans and Bajan organisations
    set up systems for this or that reason,
    and then quite deliberately ignore or break the system.
    Presumably, such systems only apply to underlings,
    not to those to know how to bend/break the things.

    Happens all the time.
    This won’t be the first or last time.
    Government ppl and BLP operatives are exempt.
    They are The Privileged Few.

  8. Royalrumble

    Who is willing to discuss the results of the most recent poll with me. The Dems on this blog have all gone dumb on this issue. Come On Somebody Talk To Meeeeeeee Pleaseeeeee.

  9. Royalrumble
    March 5th, 2007 at 5:29 pm
    Who is willing to discuss the results of the most recent poll with me. The Dems on this blog have all gone dumb on this issue. Come On Somebody Talk To Meeeeeeee Pleaseeeeee.
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    I would caution those who depend on political parties and politicians in power for their daily bread, that the cadres poll is not the election. Don’t spend your savings just yet. I think people will go to the polls on the strength of the individual candidates, and there is a lot of weakenesses to be found and to be exploited in a number of BLPites.

  10. BK

    The Poll confirms somethings that we know:

    1. The DLP has some work to raise their profile in the eyes of the electorate

    2.The Won’t Says should be of concern to the BLP because these are potentially DLP votes if they can be mobilized to vote

    3. David Thompson continues to be unchallenged as leader of the DLP but this support must be converted at the National level.

    4.Arthur although still popular as a leader when compared with David will be challenged to pull his minions over the next election hump

    My conclusion is that the election is there for the DLP to win but they must start to operate like a government in waiting and there is only one way to do this in the eyes of Barbadians; they have to be more visible and attack the leader of the BLP head on! In other words the perception as to who can lead better going forward will be the issue in my opinion.

  11. • BK
    March 5th, 2007 at 6:25 pm
    The Poll confirms somethings that we know:
    1. The DLP has some work to raise their profile in the eyes of the electorate
    2.The Won’t Says should be of concern to the BLP because these are potentially DLP votes if they can be mobilized to vote
    3. David Thompson continues to be unchallenged as leader of the DLP but this support must be converted at the National level.
    4.Arthur although still popular as a leader when compared with David will be challenged to pull his minions over the next election hump
    My conclusion is that the election is there for the DLP to win but they must start to operate like a government in waiting and there is only one way to do this in the eyes of Barbadians; they have to be more visible and attack the leader of the BLP head on! In other words the perception as to who can lead better going forward will be the issue in my opinion.
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    I don’t know that this polls does anything other than convey undue bragging rights. I fail to see this results translate in an election results as it is suggested. Barbadians do not elect leaders. Henry Ford said our Democracy has matured enough to allow his form of republicanism, Peter Wickham says his statistics had demonstrated that political polarization is on the decline and that Barbadians have politically matured. Yet we matured citizens are not given the opportunity to popularly elect our Leader. So when each of us goes to the polls and unless you live in St. Peter, or St. John, you will have little say in electing the person who will lead Barbados. Elections are won in the constituencies, in a straight first past the post contest. Owen Arthur and Thompy have to be first elected if they want to be the Leader and since these two men are not contesting the same constituency I see this leadership thing as something that Thompy should engage but not make much of, in other words don’t let it distract from a number of things that you are currently doing, and that you need to start doing like continuing to work the field real hard, at the end of the day this is where elections are won and lost, and you need to start speaking positively and with emotion about the future of Barbados and Barbadians and what you plan to do to take it there. As Peter Wickham has said and I believe him, Barbadians are voting less party, and I believe that they have not abandon a certain level of representation from their parliamentarians and candidates, in fact if Rawle Eastmond is to be believed constituents have up the expectations . I believe this is exemplified in the strong standing in spite of the Odds that George Payne, Dennis Kellman, and Hammie Lah have shown. David needs to continue if not ramp up the expectations that Barbadians have of their representatives, inspire the DLP candidates to look closely at what these three men are doing and have done to gain the loyalty that they enjoy and then better it. Building trust is hard work that is made easy by commitment and sincerity.

    Don’t take my word for it but do your investigating into some the reasons that are given for the Democratic party win in the recently conclude midterm election. In many case the republicans lost to a democratic candidate that look just like them only better. 😀