Lashley: Frisk festival patrons
MINISTER OF CULTURE Stephen Lashley wants enhanced Crop Over security checks, especially for the major events like Kadooment Day and Foreday Morning.
The Christ Church West Central MP said he had “full confidence” in the Royal Barbados Police Force’s ability to “comprehensively” secure the national event. He also praised Barbadians for their “responsible” behaviour during the festival so far.
But, he said: “We now have to get to the stage where persons who are attending the festival will now have to be prepared to be subject to security checks.
“And those persons who love to move with bags and other things, I believe that they should be susceptible to security checks and in a way that guarantees the safety of not only themselves, but everyone involved in the Crop Over Festival,” Lashley said yesterday as the House of Assembly debated the Magistrate’s Court (Amendment) Bill. (SC)
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