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Travellers vary on fingerprints


CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

Travellers vary on fingerprints

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SINCE GOVERNMENT announced its intentions, there has been a loud outcry against introducing fingerprint scanning at Barbados’ ports of entry.

Due to this, the plans have been postponed, but Government still intends to have the measure instituted. Such security measures occur in some overseas countries in light of the growing terrorism threat, so the WEEKEND NATION went to the Grantley Adams International Airport and spoke to visitors, Bajans living abroad, and a few locals about their take on the issue.

James Milford was headed back home to Bristol, England, after a “wonderful” stay in the island. He said he would not like to be fingerprinted here but would comply if he had to.

“Not particularly, no, it just seems like a lot of hassle but if it was something which had to be done, then people would do it,” he said, adding he was also concerned how his information would be used. (CA)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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