Attorney General Dale Marshall has commended the Regional Security System (RSS) for the role it has played in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
He expressed his satisfaction while addressing the RSS’ annual Christmas function and awards ceremony at Mahogany Ridge, Plum Tree Road, St. James, recently.
Mr. Marshall, who thanked the Airwing and by extension the RSS as a whole for its yeoman service, praised the Airwing for “discharging their responsibilities with much aplomb”.
“Your Airwing has done yeomen service over the last year. I don’t think that when the year began we had in mind that you would be engaged in the business of flying COVID-19 samples across the region. It was just not something that was in our contemplation. But, the entire RSS member countries owe the Airwing a tremendous debt of gratitude for going above and beyond,” he underlined.
Mr. Marshall said Parliament had just passed a bill that seeks to honour especially those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight with the Barbados Humanitarian Award, and is calling for the RSS to be duly recognised for its efforts.
“The same way that Barbados recognises those individuals who are on the frontline of COVID-19, it is important that the RSS recognises those individuals in the Air wing, who have been our unsung heroes. In Barbados, and all the other member countries we know about the nurses; we know about the doctors; and we know about all those individuals who in our minds are on the frontline. But if you ask anybody so what about the RSS? They wouldn’t have a clue. So, in a way, the RSS is an organisation that has always served the region in an understated manner, but with tremendous dignity and success,” Mr. Marshall emphasised.