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Guards unclear about going to work during disaster

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Guards unclear about going to work during disaster

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THOUSANDS of private security guards are finding themselves out to sea because they do not know their status when it comes to reporting for work in times of hurricanes or other natural disasters.

And it is against this background that executive director of the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals, Oral Reid, wants a discussion on whether private security should be part of the essential services.

“We’ve seen it discussed in regard to other persons who were invited out to work for that day, but no one has begun the discussion about the thousands of private security officers that are expected to brave the weather and get to places of engagement,” Reid said at a press conference to announce the launch of the association’s annual conference slated for Savannah Beach Hotel on November 18. (AD)

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