On Friday, tourism stakeholders met with members of the police force to discuss several issues including harassment.
Today we bring you edited comments on the issue.
As a five month resident of the gap every year, I say it is time the Gov’t and the Police do something to get these people off the Gap. They don’t intimidate me, but they do a lot of others who may never come back to this island for this simple reason alone. People move fast in this area, thus don’t stop in at the many bars or shops for this very reason. Station two officers at peak times of the day in this area and you will see the culprits disappear very quickly… and make sure through prosecution, they don’t return to these areas!
I hope to see a change in just over two months when I am back again for the winter.
I am an American I’ve been to Barbados a few times and fell in love with the island, and I read your newspaper at least three times a week. It’s heart breaking to think there are problems similar to ours. I dream of buying a home there please work to make the island safe for tourism.
– Ed Twyman
Embarrassing on all levels. Letting apathy and incompetence reign. Classic. Add in the Charles Osgood poem on responsibility and a mess.
condensed version: “Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody were members of a group.
There was an important job to do and Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody would have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought Anybody would do it, but Nobody realized that Anybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody, blamed Somebody, when Nobody did, what Anybody could have done.”