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Police respond to ticket criticism


Police respond to ticket criticism

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The Royal Barbados Police Force has responded to criticism over the issuing of parking tickets at the Buju Long Walk to Freedom concert on Saturday night. 

Acting Station Sergeant Michael Blackman said: “Despite about three weeks of continuous public appeal there were a number of persons who continued to park indiscriminately on our walkway and pathways causing our pedestrians, especially our elderly and differently able, to walk in the road. This practice must stop and we will continue to enforce the law on their behalf”. 

The acting public relations officer’s comments came after a viral video on social media blasted the police for issuing a series of parking tickets on the Spring Garden Highway last night. 

However, in response, many of the comments were in favour of the police’s action and were critical of those who parked illegally.

Blackman also said there were no major incidents reported and he lauded the good behaviour of the more than 17,000 patrons. 

The RBPF invited members of the public to take “this civilised behaviour” into the  Crop Over season. (KOB/PR)