Private security companies eye self-regulation

Oral Reid, chairman of the Barbados chapter of the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals.
Oral Reid, chairman of the Barbados chapter of the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals.

Private security companies throughout Barbados have started a process that could lead to self-regulation, and they’re looking to the   insurance industry as a model.

The move is being led by the Barbados chapter of the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals, which also wants to roll out a suite of benefits for registered members, including on the matter of public liability insurance.

The association held a meeting this afternoon at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI, Cave Hill.

Some of the participants at the meeting.
Some of the participants at the meeting.

Chairman Oral Reid said the aim is to develop a cadre of trained security officers, who would be issued certificates to show their qualification and that they do not have a criminal record.

“Our training programmes will be focused on the occupational standards established by the TVET Council of Barbados,” Chairman Oral Reid explained.

“We believe these occupational standards to be critical to moving safety and security practice in Barbados, and to some extent, the Caribbean region forward.

“The appeal of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification is not only as an occupational standard and qualification but also the fact that it supports the CSME movement of labour throughout the region,” Reid added.




2 Responses to Private security companies eye self-regulation

  1. Clive Walrond
    Clive Walrond April 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    about 20years to late

  2. Roger Rudder
    Roger Rudder April 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Security guards are often dismisses as poorly paid old age idiots in New York. But some guards are armed ex-police officers and so on and are well paid.
    A Barbadian dread lock dude once told me that I should let people take all of they want from Home Depot and he was adamant about it. The man seemed not to be concern that I could be arrested and my life ruined. Another once slapped me with a wad of money at the same Home Depot. That one I figured was a set up that came from Barbados because it seem triggered by something I put on Black Voices on AOL. Over a five year period I documented over a quarter of a million dollars of recoveries at the Home Depot some in favor of the customer. I saved a customer once $2730.00 in plastic and yes he was white. But I have saved all colors of people a lot of loot. But I am one person. Unions have massive portfolios and peoples.
    Vacationing in Barbados I had to deal with uncouth rude and a personal ass at the Scotia Bank across the street from the hotel where I was staying just before the Accra Beach heading south. I walked into the bank barefooted and he shouted not to come back in the bank barefooted in dialect. But I could not let a rassole ruin my vacation. I did not say anything. I remained as meek as possible.


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