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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