Notes From The Margin

March 20, 2008

Hello? Hello? Police Emergency Hotline Out of Order…

Buried in the middle of the paper today was a story that the Royal Barbados Police Force’s emergency hotline number was out of order…. yes it did ask people to call another number, no I can’t remember what it was, no I don’t think that someone having and emergency and requiring police assistance would be able to find the number.

Does anyone else think there’s something wrong with this?

Perhaps someone should define the meaning of the word “emergency” for the telephone company!



  1. I thought it was so appalling that I called The Nation who had no comment

    Comment by liz — March 21, 2008 @ 7:37 am | Reply

  2. Yesterday there were some fires around Kingston and when the trucks turned up late the people were irate as they were trying to get thru to them via the emergency number. The firemen promptly told them the best way to get to them was via the direct line at the station. So much for emergency numbers!

    Comment by jamaicangirl — March 21, 2008 @ 2:58 pm | Reply

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