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Scanners ‘not costing $40 million’


RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Scanners ‘not costing $40 million’

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The new scanners earmarked for the Bridgetown Port are not costing $40 million, says Attorney General Dale Marshall.

In an exclusive interview with the Weekend Nation following Wednesday’s 143rd passing out parade and graduation ceremony at the Regional Police Training Centre, he sought to set the record straight on a controversy that was brewing. 

Last week, Marshall announced Government had committed $40 million to get two new scanners in order to make sure the island’s security environment was not compromised. He was speaking at the first Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) conference at Radisson Aquatica Hotel. 

Following his revelation, commentators took to social media and questioned why a scanner was costing so much, and if it could not be purchased on the website Amazon at a much cheaper rate. (RA)

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