Archive for the ‘VIP Protection’ Category

Dotcom takes court action to silence former bodyguard

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Kim Dotcom has taken High Court action to stop his former bodyguard from speaking publicly about goings-on in the internet entrepreneur’s personal life and business dealings.

Questions raised about Mayoral security

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Questions have been raised about the level of security surrounding Auckland Mayor Len Brown during his first public appearance of the year.

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer said ratepayers should be concerned at seeing a “bevy of heavies” shadowing the Mayor at the opening of the new $17 million Panmure Transport Interchange on Saturday.

American Executive held by employees in Beijing factory

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The co-founder of Florida-based Specialty Medical Supplies has been held since Friday in the executive quarters of his factory on the outskirts of Beijing, he said. About 80 of his 110 employees are blocking doors and locking gates, refusing to let the 42-year-old entrepreneur go until they get severance packages, according to Chip Starnes, the co-founder.

New Pope makes security team nervous

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Forgive Pope Francis’ security team for looking a bit nervous.

One pope was shot in St. Peter’s Square while riding in an open vehicle. Another was tackled by a woman with mental problems in St. Peter’s Basilica. So in the early days of Francis’ pontificate, as the pope delights the flock by wading into crowds and pressing the flesh, it’s only natural that chief Vatican cop Domenico Giani seems on edge.

The Hobbit and the Bodyguard who shouldn’t have been there

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

The bodyguard providing personal security for Sir Peter Jackson on The Hobbit red carpet had failed a criminal history check and should not have been granted a licence to work at the high-profile event.

Anti Royalist charged with preparing to assault Charles and Camilla

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

A “known anti-royalist” will face court this morning charged with preparing to assault the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during the couple’s tour of Auckland.

Kim Dotcom’s bodyguard talks to NZ Herald

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Kim Dotcom’s bodyguard Wayne Tempero, who faces firearms charges stemming from the Megaupload raid, suspects he was also a victim of illegal spying.

Clinton expected at Pacific Islands Forum in Cooks – but no guns for guards

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Despite the high security risks that come with guarding the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service agents can expect to have their guns confiscated when they arrive with her in Rarotonga this week for the Pacific Islands Forum.

The State Department is yet to formally confirm Mrs Clinton’s visit – her first to the Cook Islands – but it is an open secret and the local newspaper, the Cook Islands News, is describing it as the biggest for the country since the Queen’s in 1974.

Lady Gaga cancels Indonesia show after threats

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Lady Gaga has cancelled her sold-out show in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the nation’s youth.

Sex Scandal hits Secret Service

Monday, April 16th, 2012

An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and US Secret Service agents has deepened with 11 agents placed on leave, and the agency designed to protect President Barack Obama had to offer regret for the mess overshadowing his diplomatic mission to Latin America.