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SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Under threat

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CHAIRMAN OF THE BARBADOS Auto Racing League (BARL), Stefan Hinds, is charging that ​a systematic effort is being made to undermine the viability of his organisation.

​Speaking to the DAILY NATION after the body held a successful Reunification Day, he described a number of obstacles which BARL faced to host its track day at the seldom used Vaucluse racing track in St Thomas on Sunday.

Hinds said several calls were made to various authorities, among them the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Attorney General and the Solicitor General’s office, all in an effort to block organisers from obtaining a permit to host the event.

​It was the first event held at Vaucluse in the last six years.

“But in the end the reasons that were given to these authorities were untruths. So all we had to basically do was to tell the truth and provide the evidence and we were able to get it sorted out by the Friday afternoon,” Hinds said.

Asked why someone would seek to make it difficult for BARL to stage Sunday’s racing event, the chairman said BARL had threatened “a bigger plan that is at play”. (SDB Media)