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Machines working again at Licensing Authority

RANDY BENNETT, [email protected]

Machines working again at Licensing Authority

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PERSONS CAN now go to any of the Barbados Licensing Authority’s three branches to have their driver’s licences renewed.

Hours after it was reported in the DAILY NATION that motorists had been experiencing problems with having their licences renewed and were being reported by some police officers, a statement from the Ministry of Transport and Works confirmed that the machines at its Holetown, Oistins and Pine branches were back in working order.

“The Barbados Licensing Authority informs the public that printing of licences has resumed at their branches in Oistins, the Pine and Holetown.

“In response to a front page article in the Thursday May 5th edition of The Nation newspaper, Chief Licensing Officer Virgil Knight advised drivers who were holding receipts that now that the printers were up and working, it was in their interest to have their licence printed,” the release stated.

Knight revealed that three of the four printers returned from the company contracted to carry out repairs to the equipment were functioning. However, the one designated for public service vehicles is still not functioning.

“The Barbados Licensing Authority apologises for the inconvenience experienced by the public over the last few weeks owing to the absence of the driving licence printing facilities and again urges persons who have been issued with receipts to have their licences printed,” the statement added. (PR)

A statement from the Barbados Licensing Authority said the machines at all branches were working again. (FP)