by ROY R MORRIS
EXTREME?HARD?TIMES?have left one of Barbados’ most famous and expensive sports and entertainment properties dangerously exposed.
When more than 10 000 mainly Barbadian and British cricket lovers descend on the world famous Kensington Oval today they will be watching the game in a $100-plus million facility that has no property insurance coverage.
However, acting chief executive officer Kensington Oval Management Inc. (KOMI), Ben Toppin, was quick to explain that while the property might be exposed, patrons definitely would not be. That’s because public liability on the Oval is up-to-date.
He noted that the situation with insurance at the historic ground did not result from negligence on the part of the owners or managers of the facility, but simply because they just could not afford to pay.