“According to today’s Nation – Customs Officers at GAIA are to protest the installation of security cameras in the arrival hall. Well, what do you know? Every Barbadian knows of the collusion between the red caps and the ‘officers’ – so naturally they don’t want their game caught. Let’s wait and see if the government will buckle to corruption once again.”
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Barbados Customs personnel demand zero accountability and oversight
Customs officers are upset that the newly-installed video cameras at the airport also have audio or eaves-dropping capacity and they are “insulted” that another agency is monitoring them.
We’ve got news for our insulted Customs officers… having another agency monitoring them increases the likelihood that if anything bad or criminal is seen, something might actually be done about it. Maybe now something will be done about the informal “wink and nod” arrangement that lets Red Cap baggage handlers walk about the place like they own it. Hmmmmm… I wonder why the customs officers allow the Red Caps to do that anyway? Any ideas? 😉
Have a read of The Nation article Customs officers protest cameras in Arrival Hall