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Someone will be held accountable, PM vows


Someone will be held accountable, PM vows
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. (FILE)

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is vowing that a person or persons will be held accountable for any possible breach of security protocols at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) after an 85-year-old Barbadian passenger who left there was held with a loaded handgun at Miami International Airport.

And Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley says questions must now be raised about Government’s scrutiny and oversight of the security systems at the country’s borders, following what he described as an embarrassing development in which the man allegedly flew from Barbados to Miami with the firearm.

Cameron Hinds, of Wotton, Christ Church, was arrested on November 4 at Miami International Airport with a licensed .32 Ruger revolver and five rounds of ammunition.

Mottley said while she was still awaiting the full report on the incident, the matter was being treated with the utmost seriousness, as such an incident could have “grave” consequences for Barbados’ reputation. (CLM)


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