There was a time when officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force actually dreaded seeing me. Yes, the tables had turned. Instead of the police being a signal of trouble, I was their signal that work was on the horizon for yet another Nation Newspaper event – which were at the time some of Barbados’ largest events. These events created lots of fun for participants, but for motorists and local residents of the areas that the Nation Fun Walk and Fun Ride bypassed, for example, they created a temporary invasion or some might even say ‘annoyance’. Therefore, there was a need to work closely with the police to mitigate the disruption that this type of event could otherwise cause.