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GAIA hit by another protest

For the second time in a week services have been disrupted at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA).
Following last Thursday’s industrial action by air traffic controllers, fire officers based at GAIA staged protest action today resulting in the temporary closure of the airport.
Barbados TODAY understands that today’s action by four employees of the Barbados Fire Service occurred between 9:30 a. am. and 10 a.m. , forcing the delay of several flights in and out of the island.
The officers who were on stand-by for aircraft refueling reportedly fell sick after refusing to adhere to a demand by security officers at the airport for them to be body scanned.
At this hour the acting Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard and the president of the fire officers’ association Grantley Greene are meeting with GAIA officials over the impasse.
However, the four officers involved are all said to be back on the job.
GAIA is yet to issue a statement on the situation. However, several passengers complained to Barbados TODAY that the action had affected their travel plans.

6 Responses to GAIA hit by another protest

  1. jrsmith March 31, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    This is another mess is there any management at Sir,Grantley, I will never forget the Shanique Marie incident, how shameful that was for bimshire and still no changes , Who suppose to manage the Sir Grantley..
    It would be better if the Government of Barbados privatize , Sir Grantley, the Bridgetown Port and the Transport system , they cant get anything to work in Barbados.

  2. Joseph Harding March 31, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    BFS personnel at the Airport Fire Station are expected to do their duties on the GAIA without hindrance just like other employees of the Airport.
    It is a nonsense for security to request that Fire Service personnel be bodily searched. Somebody is typing to be bigger than they really are.

  3. Mack Clarke
    Mack Clarke March 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm


  4. Collin Colliie Chase
    Collin Colliie Chase March 31, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    If these people are going into security areas what’s the problem.

    • Donild Trimp March 31, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Collin Chase stop being an ass. Aren’t the fire officers in uniform and wear an identification badge?

      What next? Make policemen go through a security check?

      Sometimes you have to use common sense when carrying out your duties.

      This is nonsense and it makes Barbadians look silly.

  5. BaJan boy March 31, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    @Donild Trimp I agree with you totally and he is more than just the ass. These so called bajans leave bout here and don’t have a clue what is happening,contribute little to the country,some of them hardly return but once they get in Canada,U.S.A or England they automatically become authority on everything. What is even worst they still thin Barbados is like 1965 or 70 when they and that Errol Barrow is still the Prime Minister.


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