Kites still causing sleepless nights
Some Barbadians are continuing to fly kites at night and in the wee hours of the morning, causing a disturbances to others.
Additionally, some appeals to the Barbados Police Service have gone unanswered, but Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Inspector Rodney Inniss, says enforcing the law is not easy.
Last February, Attorney General Dale Marshall introduced the amendment to the Minor Offences Act, responding to requests from members of the public who complained of sleepless nights.
Under the law, “Any person who flies or causes to be flown any kite with any object which creates noise when attached to the kite; or causes the kite to make noise, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fixed penalty of $500”.
Speaking on Starcom Network’s Down To Brass Tacks on Thursday, Inniss said it was “almost impossible for us to find the kite, or if we do see where it is in the sky, to know where it is tied out”.
He said it was no easy task to find the kite, find the offenders and bring them to court. However, they have incorporated the use of drones in their search.
One caller said she could not sleep and had resorted to stuffing her ears, tying her head and placing the pillow over her head, to no avail.
In response to the issue of police not acting, Inniss said that was not within their protocols, and told members of the public with this experience to each out so they could be followed up. (SAT)