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No kite flying zones


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

No kite flying zones

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Kite flying is prohibited across a number of areas in Barbados.
This is because of the danger posed to low flying aircraft. 
A release from the Government Information Service (GIS) said these areas fall within five kilometres of the perimeter of the Grantley Adams International Airport, and run from Oistins in Christ Church to Boarded Hall in St George, Brereton and Six Roads in St. Philip, and back to South Point and Oistins.
“No kites should be flown in many other Christ Church districts as well, including Silver Hill, Gall Hill, Kingsland, Wotton, Maxwell, Cane Vale, Newton, Scarborough, Pegwell, Gibbons, Thornbury Hill, Silver Sands, Ealing Park, Wilcox, Lowlands, Coverley, Charnocks, Pilgrim Road, Fairy Valley, Durants, Callenders, Chancery Lane, Parish Land and Leadvale. 
“Also, kites should not be flown in Boarded Hall, St. George, and the St. Philip districts of Brereton, Six Roads, Gemswick, Mangrove, Heddings, Foul Bay, Ocean City, Diamond Valley, and Rock Hall,” stated the release.
“Persons found guilty of flying kites in these restricted areas may be liable on summary conviction to a fine of $50, 000, or imprisonment for a term of 12 months, or on indictment to a fine of $100, 000, or to imprisonment for a term of two years,” stated the notice added. (GIS)

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