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City of lights

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

City of lights

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Pedestrian-only streets, sidewalk cafes and bright lights are some of the ideas the recently set-up National Cruise Development Commission are suggesting for an improved and enhanced Bridgetown.  

Dean Straker, the commission’s head of a sub-committee exploring ways to improve The City, shared his thoughts at a town hall meeting Tuesday night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Scores of Barbadians turned out to express their views and give suggestions on improvements in Bridgetown that could be of benefit to cruise and other visitors.

He told the audience that included several tourism stakeholders: “We need to know if possibly you would want to see Heroes Square become a green area with restroom facilities; where the changing of the guard takes place every morning and the Zouave Band performs.”

“Would you want us to pay homage to our past by placing statues of our national heroes around the Square? Would you want to see Harbour Police in uniform return to The City, and what about small boats operating like taxis up and down the Constitution River?” he said. (GC)

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