Dottin praises B’s security
B’S RECYCLING got a passing grade from Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin yesterday for security measures in place at the Cane Garden, St Thomas plant.
“From what we have seen, [it] seems to be quite adequate but this does not mean it can’t be improved,” he said after a near hour-long tour of Barbados’ biggest recycling plant which involves the collection of all types of material ranging from scrap metal to plastic bottles, glassware and card.
According to Dottin, the invitation from the plant’s owner Paul Bynoe to tour the site was accepted since the police force was particularly concerned about the theft of metal, especially copper, across the island.
“It has reached the stage where some of the utility companies have started to complain,” he pointed out while noting that in some cases metal theft had been impacting the operations of businesses.
He said the force’s crime prevention officers would conduct an audit of the operations and share some additional suggestions for the company to improve its security systems.
Bynoe said the company not only had close-circuit video coverage of operations but ensured that those who brought metals for sale underwent a complete identification process before any transaction was completed. (TS)