Golden Sands to beef up security following armed robbery

Following last Saturday’s daring armed robbery, management of the Golden Sands Hotel say they are beefing up security at the Christ Church property.

In a statement released yesterday, the hotel’s 81-year-old owner Denis Tull said while they had previously invested in a security system, there was now an obvious need for this to be strengthened.

“Our multi-prong security arrangement, inclusive of several close-circuit cameras, have been effective in our security effort over the years. However, there is always room for improvement. In this regard our management has held a series of meeting with representatives of the Royal Barbados Police Force and our official security firm. We have therefore agreed to undertake further enhancements to the security details, in order to deliver an upgraded safety and security climate for our customers,” the statement said.

Tull also expressed regret over the anguish suffered by both staff and guests during the harrowing ordeal.

“Naturally, we are temporarily unnerved by this incident and thankfully no one was seriously injured,” he said, adding that “we wish to publicly express deep concern and compassion to our guests, customers and staff for any anguish experienced as a consequence of this regrettable occurrence”.

The attackers stormed into the Christ Church establishment in the middle of one of its popular karaoke sessions last weekend, robbing Tull of his cash tin, containing an undisclosed sum of money.

A guest at the hotel, a 43-year-old Jamaican national, was also reportedly grazed by a bullet fired by the gunmen as they fled the scene.

Several patrons at the bar and restaurant also suffered minor injuries during the incident which has drawn strong condemnation from head of Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Roseanne Myers.

In a statement this week she strongly condemned the dastardly act carried out by the three armed men, while warning that the attack had the potential to destroy the sense of safety and security which Barbadians had become accustomed to, as well as other negative social and economic repercussions.

15 Responses to Golden Sands to beef up security following armed robbery

  1. Eleanor Maxine Harewood
    Eleanor Maxine Harewood January 13, 2018 at 12:59 am

    yes , the tourist must have a sense of safety , that is a very good hotel , tourist needs to know Barbados is a wonderful place and they are welcome

    • milli watt January 13, 2018 at 9:43 am

      tourist……….wuh bout bajans

  2. luther thorne January 13, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Simple measures can deter these Criminals
    And simple punishments too will curb such Crimes.
    The simple act of PUBLIC FLOGGINGS would totally eliminate Crimes such as what was perpetrated in this instance.
    Caneras and trained dogs along with specifically constructed entrances can curb the nonsense..
    I want PUBLIC FLOGGING for those barbaric crowd.

  3. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor January 13, 2018 at 8:14 am

    D security got guns? Beefing up makes no sense unless wunna employing policemen!

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner January 13, 2018 at 9:03 am

      Police officers don’t even carry guns while on duty normally.

    • Olutoye Walrond
      Olutoye Walrond January 13, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Security comes in many forms. It is not limited to the deployment of guards. In any case why would a Policeman be better security than anyone else?
      It is always better to put in the security before it happens. These are not good times in which we live, but it seems we’re taking a little time to grasp that. I still see retail outlets with the Cashiers quite open and accessible to the public. All it takes is for some idiot to walk in with a gun and demand the money.

    • Belfast January 13, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      We could always resort to the ultimate security. A red skin plantation watchman with a big stick and an old blacksuit jacket, who would have no qualms in cracking the skull of a member of his family if they were foolish enough ‘ to tread where they should not trod.’

  4. luther thorne January 13, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Yes Luther
    I agree with Public Floggings
    Take them back to where they commit the Crime and FLOG them because if they can do the crime in public they can and should be Flogged publicly at the site of the Crine. Make a spectacle of it . I am sure that if it were held at he hotel for example ; the hotel could offer Weekend packages put on an event, make some money. With all the Cell phone fanactics around who like to record everything, this could be a money spinner and beneficial to the Country in many ways.

    Barvados needs some good ‘ole’ time remedies: they work before and they always work. Things in Society break down when we refuse to implement . PUBLIC FLOGGINGS must happen in Barbados . It could attract Tourists and locals . I will promote it.

    Luther Thorne for Prime Minister

    So Luther , thats a brilliant idea. I wished I had thought about it myself.

    Luther ! You are a boss

  5. seagul January 13, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Public floggings is going a bit too far LT. Barbados can do without this spectacle. But flogging done privately and supervised by certain authorities can be carried out. Of course they should be a vote on this…

  6. luther thorne January 13, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Excuse the typos.
    Barbados Today needs an edit button on this blog
    Also there is difficulty in scrolling back so one can read through and fix said typos. eg. Barbados typed Barvados. Its obvious what happened there

    Anyhow PUBLIC FLOGGINGS is a must. Solutions Barbados must put this on their Agenda if they want my vote because they are the ones pushing SOLUTIONS and the other parties aint going to do it.

    For the first in my life, I am considering NOT VOTING. I only start thinking this way couple days ago and after that female caller on Brasstacks declared why she votes and how she votes, I am beginning to think that itbis waste of time. When you can have people so ‘ hignorant’ exercising a franchise so stupidly that dont matter what a party does in Office , they are guaranteed your Vote because You just love the ‘ party’. I aint care bout no frigging party. I care about the team that can do the job, do it well and satisfy the criteria whether or not that team is headed BLP , DLP or any other party including the UPP, PDC, SB, BIM, PEP or even the DPP.

    How many more are like that woman on Brasstacks who is suffering from the Barrow Effect Syndrome ? I must that I have been profoundly affected by that call from that female caller on Brasstacks. That sentiment has bothered me. That it came from a woman does not shock me , however.

    I am seriously considering not Voting now or I will seriously consider voting for Solutions Barbados if they agree with Public Floggings as I have proposed .If there is to be radical improvement there must be radical change. The Crime situation in Barbados should not be at the level where it is. Are we going to wait until it gets like Trinidad , Jamaica and St. LUCIA ??? – yes crazy St. Lucia.

  7. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 13, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Saw that video about robbery and something about it just not adding up.

  8. milli watt January 13, 2018 at 9:44 am

    @ Rawle it reminded me of the film Inside Job

  9. luther thorne January 13, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Public Floggings is taking it too far. ?
    I dont think so ! Really dont !
    Robbing and shooting innocent people at a Souse Lime at a hotel is taking it too far. Do you know how violated and traumatised these people feel after that ordeal ? and also the far reaching effects of the act ? These criminals us who taking it too far
    They want a good cut arse and I mean a real cut arse, the one that does not heal, the one right across the buttocks with a sharp edged tool. You cant stand, sit or sh** , you cant bend , run , walk – cut opens up and never heals.This would be for repeat offenders.

    Shooting 21 people in public on Kadooment Day is taking it too far. Robbing the Coach of the Barbados Team outside his home is taking it too far. The young Criminals have taken it too far. They are barbaric and do not value life. They need to be SHOCKED. If we pussyfoot with this situation , it will get worse. We need to Shock this nation back to Life, the life we knew. Doing things the same way and expecting different results is STUPID. Public Flogging is a must. Any party supporting this proposal or who can come up with a radical proposal that can produce immediate results will
    have my support. PUBLIC FLOGGING NOW ! There is no hanging, no hard labour nor Cat-o- nine tails but there are more guns, more drugs and more young ‘ hignorant’ men doing folly. We need PUBLIC FLOGGING now more than ever before. Let me rehablitate your arse with a good flogging. Going too far ? No way man ! Not going far enough. Bloody criminals !! Zero Tolerance

  10. Merisa Jemmott
    Merisa Jemmott January 13, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Tull dat for u wan make ppl work an dont wan to pay god dont sleep

  11. seagul January 13, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Now let’s get real. The reason why these criminals are there still exists. A lot of people think they do these crimes because they want too. Can we honestly believe that? People don’t sell drugs and shoot each other and all of that because it’s fun. These are positions they’ve been cornered into. Change the society that put them in the corner and you’ll see a different outcome. It’s social engineering at its finest. Pack a bunch of people together in a close area and give them very little resources and you’ll see what’s going to happen. So you call the police on all those people and we wave that out. But the poverty is still here and the vacuum will be filled by youth coming up because what are they going to do. Everybody wants justice., deep down because we are all human…..I and I and you.


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