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.