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Cheapside needs ‘better security’


Cheapside needs ‘better security’
Chairman of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport, Roy Raphael. - (FP)

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Chairman of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael is calling on the Transport Authority to urgently address their security concerns at the Cheapside Terminal in Bridgetown.

“We would have spoken to the past board and this present board about the Cheapside Terminal about the . . . . security risk it presents to persons using the terminal. We also advised them that every terminal should have security and it does not. Those passengers and workers who are using the terminal ought to have security,” he said.

Raphael described it as having issues relating to fighting, with people being stabbed in the area.

“Since then we would have raised our red lights by letting them know that the terminal at Cheapside is something that really concerns us. Yes, they went in and put in markings; yes, there are wardens up there, but what authority do wardens have in terms of dealing with seriousness? It is a disaster waiting to happen,” he warned. (RA)

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