WITH 2 000 ARTISTES from 27 Caribbean countries heading to Barbados this week for CARIFESTA XIII, police say they will draw on all resources to make it secure, including calling on private security.
CARIFESTA is coming on the heels of a spate of murders and brazen shootings, including an incident on Kadooment Day which left 20-year-old Tareid Rock dead and 18 bystanders injured.
Seeking to allay any fears surrounding the safety of CARIFESTA, which has not been held in Barbados since 1981, Assistant Commissioner of Police William Yearwood yesterday insisted they were up to the task.
“There is no need of high fear in coming to Barbados for CARIFESTA,” stressed Yearwood, who joined Inspector Wayne Archer at the final pre-CARIFESTA media briefing to give a comprehensive preview of the security plans for the ten days of CARIFESTA activity. (GC/LK)
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