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What's Trending: Tighter security

Looka Lew, lookalew@nationenws.com

Added 05 September 2012

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The Nation’s Associate Editor Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados. Today’s front page story which revealed that Grantley Adams International Airport has been mandated by the International Civil Aviation Organization to perform background checks on its immigration and customs officials has our online readers buzzing. Here are some of their comments. Tony Webster: Even "independent" countries, must play by the rules of the game: after all, we joined the "game" (ICAO) of our own free will. The "Greater Good" is what we must keep in mind: enhanced/adequate security at our ports of entry, will redound to the benefit of all the travelling public: you, me, and those precious visitors too. Remember how many "security agents" at Jamaican airports have featured before the courts? Jamal Antoine Archer: These customs officers think they own GAIA. These are procedures that customs and immigration officers have to go through to work in a highly secure place at any international airport, so get over wunna self! Janine Greaves: I am not surprised in the least.... The problem with customs and immigration at in BGI is that they always think/thought they are/were above the law. Look at the fuss they kicked up about cameras being in the immigration and customs halls a few years ago.

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