NSC lights still off

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Front Page - By ANMAR GOODRIDGE-BOYCE

Fin­gall wel­comed.

“We will be sell­ing to­kens to the [pres­i­dents, lead­ers of sport­ing as­so­ci­a­tions] only. I don’t want any­body off the street. We have to trust one an­other. They are some peo­ple who say they would take re­spon­si­bil­ity. [Once] they mon­i­tor it, we will start back sell­ing to­kens again,” Fin­gall said.

He ex­plained that the NSC had to deal with a huge level of van­dal­ism in re­la­tion to to­ken boxes.

“Some­times they rip off the en­tire door, dam­age the locks and some of the lights can’t even turn off and are run­ning all dur­ing the day and all night long. It is a waste and it has to change. It is tam­per­ing, van­dal­ism and in some cases fraud and these are of­fences and the po­lice will deal with it,” he said.

Fin­gall made it abun­dantly clear that the NSC was pre­pared to take le­gal ac­tion against per­pe­tra­tors once enough ev­i­dence was pro­vided.

“If we find some­body guilty and we have to take it to the court and make an ex­am­ple out of some­body, we will, be­cause it is se­ri­ous busi­ness. I am not afraid to go to court. The is­land can’t af­ford it. That is a part of why we are at this po­si­tion now.

“That type of at­ti­tude of ex­ploit­ing and look­ing for free things and not pay­ing your du­ties . . . look at the jam we are in. It is go­ing to get worse if we don’t have peo­ple pay­ing.”

(Pic­ture by Ken­more By­noe.)

MAC FIN­GALL main­tains the lights won’t be switched on un­less NSC to­kens are used.

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