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DISABLED ONLY!

$500 penalty for offenders parking in City spots

Kendy

DISABLED ONLY!
From left cutting the ribbon are president of the Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) Kerry-Ann Ifill; Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources Santia Bradshaw; public relations officer of the BCD, Christopher Gilkes; and Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Kirk Humphrey. Looking on from left are chairman of the Disabilities Commission, Edmund Hinkson (partially hidden); director of the National Disabilities Unit, John Hollingsworth; and Special Envoy for Persons with Disabilities, Roslyn Hurley. (Picture by Tonia Atwell)

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The disabled community now has four designated parking spaces on the streets of Bridgetown, and Government is warning able-bodied people that they will pay a $500 penalty if caught in the spots.

During a ceremony yesterday on Prince William Henry Street in The City to commission the new parking spaces, Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Kirk Humphrey said this was being done to make Barbados more inclusive and accessible.

Along with the one designated spot on Prince William Henry Street, there are two others on Tudor Street and one on McGregor Street.

Humphrey stressed they were solely for people with disabilities, adding his ministry will carry out a robust media programme urging able-bodied people not to take advantage of the spots. (SB)

 

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