Lifeguard association head worried
The head of the Barbados Lifeguard Association has raised alarm about safety at the country’s beaches.
President Ezra Clarke tells Barbados TODAY that of the 100 lifeguards that were employed by the NCC, only about 60 remain on the job following the retrenchment of about 40.
Clarke says some lifeguards are now operating without any backup and this places both their lives and those they seek to rescue at risk.
He is calling on agencies such as the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, and the Barbados Tourism Authority to speak up about the situation.