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BMEX alarm

3 AlarmThe emergency alarm system at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre was triggered on Saturday afternoon, resulting in an orderly exit of the building by scores of patrons and exhibitors at BMEX 2016.

1 Alarm

The alarm sounded just before 4 p.m., delaying the scheduled arrival of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

However, the all clear was given about half an hour later when the Prime Minister proceeded on his tour of the annual Barbados manufacturers’ showcase, as patrons and exhibitors re-entered the building.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the alarm.

7 Responses to BMEX alarm

  1. Jack May 15, 2016 at 7:24 am

    I was in this building but never heard that alarm. Hundreds of people remained inside during this time. No emergency message were relayed via their intercom, which was used continuously for other announcements; nor were there any security hustling people out the building. Had it been a real emergency situation, those left inside could have been injured, or worse. To management of that building, check your emergency systems and procedures before something serious happens in there.

  2. Graham B Bannister
    Graham B Bannister May 15, 2016 at 7:25 am

    The building sensed the arrival on impending gloom

    • Coralita May 15, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Some of you people that blog in here does really show how stupid, immature and small-minded you really are. Your jackass comments because the Prime Minister was due to arrive!!!

      The older folks who had more common sense than we do used to say, think before you speak. in this case. think before you type. Such a stupid comment.

      What we need to realise is that comes out of us shows who we are, not who the other person is.

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty May 15, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Tristan John, if you chuckled at that then you should visit the library in the town where I reside, because quite often, the general public spend more time standing the street than in the library.

  3. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty May 15, 2016 at 7:51 am

    One thing is certain and that is the fire-alarm-system works, despite the fact that it has malfunctioned. And you would have to be five-cent short of a dime to arrived at the judgment that the building sensed the arrival on an impending gloom, based on one malfunctioned of the fire-alarm-system. And often times there are practice runs to test the functionality of the system, and who knows, this may have been one?

    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria May 15, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Lol, grow a sense of humour, Mark!!

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty May 15, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Not when the jokes are loaded with partisan partiality!


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