Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves (FP)
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and airport officials are reportedly investigating an incident at the Grantley Adams International Airport in which security officers were summoned for the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves.
According to media reports, Gonsalves landed here earlier this month, en route to St Vincent and the Grenadines, however, he was not recognised by the security officers on duty.
During a security check, Gonsalves, the longest serving Prime Minister in the region, was ordered to undergo further screening.
When Gonsalves refused, the female security officer on duty, called for backup.
The episode ended when the Prime Minister was recognised. It was also reported that senior airport officials also apologised to the Prime Minister. (CMC)