Normal operations resume at Scotia Bank Highgate
Normal operations at the Highgate Branch of Scotia Bank resumed after the intervention of top level executives from the bank.
The staff was locked out of the branch for much of the day today (August 17) after angry customers padlocked the doors to the bank after it emerged that the branch was to be closed down.
The workers then made a hasty retreat as the demonstrators threatened to bar the entrance to the property.
They made good on their threat after the workers left and barricaded the gate way with chain, stones and other debris.
Members from the fire brigade removed the chains from the gateway and a strong police detachment maintained a presence in the area to avoid an escalation.
District Vice President for Metro East of Scotia Bank Courtney Sylvester made his way from Kingston to address the angry protesters and have the chains removed to allow the workers access to the bank.
Mr. Slvester reasoned with the protestors to have the operations of the bank resume.