A bomb scare at Clico’s main office on Camp Street, yesterday forced the temporary suspension of services for about an hour.
Media reports indicate that the switchboard operator received a call shortly after noon, stating that there was a bomb in the building.
Staff members were alerted and they immediately rushed out into the streets. The police and fire service were called in.
Several checks inside the building by the police bomb experts failed to locate anything.
About 15 minutes later officers informed workers that it was safe to re-enter the building. Judicial Manager Tracy Gibson merely said she was not inside of the building when the incident occurred.
Gibson said she received a phone call from a staff member informing her about the “bomb scare” and she rushed over.
Officials from the insurance company refused to comment on the incident.
However, we have learnt through our usually reliable sources that a certain self proclaimed civil society advocate who tried his earnest best to disrupt the President's meeting with CLICO policy holders paid an individual $10,000 to make the prank call in an effort to disrupt the payment of CLICO policy holders.