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Olive Group’s Security Operations wing deployed security teams led by ex-special forces soldiers to guard employees and assets. Additionally, Security Operations personnel trained and mentored local national guards to enable them to carry out close protection tasks either independently or as part of an integrated expatriate/local national team.

The procurement and selection of a fleet of low and high profile armoured vehicles, all of which were fitted with tracking systems. This enabled vehicles to be tracked at all times, and dedicated rapid reaction teams to be deployed immediately in the event of a panic button being activated.

The provision of secure accommodation, including catering, high speed internet communications and all other life support essentials.

The coordination and management of convoys for the movement of extremely high value equipment. This entailed liaison with local and national government to enable the utilization of military ground and air support. All convoys managed by Olive Group had full tracking systems embedded, as well as a sophisticated medical response capability.

The provision of detailed crisis management and business continuity planning, designed to enable the client to continue operations, meet project timelines and work to budget when its competitors were forced to halt operations as the security situation deteriorated.

“Olive’s ability to keep our key personnel in country at times when other organisations were forced to evacuate their staff meant that our productivity increased compared to our competitors. We become notably more popular with the local government and national ministries by being able to demonstrate commitment to them. This was down to Olive – their support was far more than that of a subcontractor. They became a mission critical part of our organisation and one of the most important parts of our entire business strategy. ” Client Quote

(full text from here and your homework here)

Ksana-mana (…yet again)   2 comments

Just because. Did you actually solve the riddle? Did you find any answers? Any other smart questions? I didn’t really think so. SOB! In the meantime, fractally a lot has happened. The commemoration of Alexis’ death (on the 40th day, according to the script), some 1500ppl died, yet again isolated events, somewhere else now, it doesn’t matter, more people die here and there, there is always someone that “screws up” and might not even admit, ah well, people perish, parish perishes, some pedophiles got arrested in Greece (major As), the SWAT has become a regular truth, I scream for ice-cream and all these niceys.

In the meantime I am back in my favourite ME, Oman this time. Sarkozy is coming today, so everything is blocked, although the policemen are more watching out for Carla than anything else, helicopters swirl and the bloody rooster next door that starts even before the morning prayer; today it will be shot at, with a plastic straw and some plastic dough. I had a great colonial experience the other day, I think we should have been beheaded, but apparently the barbwire and the wall was tall enough. Sad but true. When can I enjoy guilt-free my ride in a super car going to a 5-star hotel with my most favourite of all men, so high in spirit, they truly are, but I can’t let go sometimes, sometimes I see the waste and me, I am the waste. Hmmm.

I was really planning to talk about food. I mean, this was supposed to be a food-recipe diary. Alas. Inshallah one of the next days. I would rather go back to the sea for a night swim with all the little fluorescent plankton around and the moon going right through, silver coin on the sandy bottom.

And…cut! Ah, did I mention? You should watch Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi. Don’t forget!

Posted Tuesday, 10 February, 2009 by piperi in Eid Mubarak Mr. President!, Gut feeling, Διαφήμιση

Φωνή βοώδος εν τη ερήμω   1 comment

Δόξα τον Αλλάχ, έχουμε Ραμαζανούγεννα. Μίνι-διακοπές, Eid al-Fitr (να μαθαίνετε και καμιά ξένη λέξη). Ελπίζω ο κ.κ.μοίρης, Εμίρης, ο υιός και ο λαουντζίκος του Κατάρ να έχουν καλό Eid. Το διάβασα σήμερα στις εφημερίδες, όλες οι εταιρείες που φτιάχνουν έναν καλύτερο κόσμο έχουν τυπώσει πηχιαίες ευχές (στο οπισθόφυλλο είναι οι ευχές ΤΟΥΟΤΑ-Lexus, το κρατάω για άλλη φορά, να το βάλω δίπλα από αυτές της Mercedes -γνωστή Καταλάνα τυροπιτού).
Από σήμερα θα με βρίσκετε στη άμμο μέχρι την άλλη Δευτέρα. Μην εξαφανιστείτε πριν εξαφανιστώ!

Είθε τα καλάσνικοφ να είναι άδεια, το ντεπόζιτο γεμάτο και οι αμμόλοφοι σκληροί. Αν δεν επιστρέψω σας χαρίζω τη μηχανή μου.

Η αυτοποστιέρα και το αυτο-οκ για τα σχόλια είναι ακόμα λέξεις άγνωστες. Ωρέ ντουβάρ!

Posted Tuesday, 30 September, 2008 by piperi in Eid Mubarak Mr. President!, Αυτοποστιέρα