Thursday, April 18, 2024

Security, sanitation on their toes

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Security and sanitation crews were on the ball as usual yesterday during the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment.

Police and soldiers were spotted all along the routes, ably supported by the men and women of the Roving Response Team.

“Basically our role as emergency responders is to assist any agency, whether it be medical or logistical, through the Department of Emergency Management. We also give accurate reports on the number of bands which have passed,” said responder Stephen Niles, who was posted at the Brighton staging area.

He said it had been quiet up to 1 p.m., but cautioned that things usually got hectic later in the day.

“People start to get drunk and misbehave and then there are medical issues,” he said.

By the end of the day and up to press time, police had reported only minor incidents.

As for the annual clean-up, the Sanitation Service Authority was seen along Black Rock, St Michael, around 7 p.m. collecting the plastic bottles, pieces of costumes and general refuse.

Supervisor Rudolph Bascombe estimated it would take them another hour and a half to finish but assured they were on schedule. (CA)

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