Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Government Headquarters in line for refurbishment

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GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS is slated for major refurbishment and plans are being finalised for the relocation of the offices while the renovation takes place.

Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Sonja Welch, disclosed that comprehensive plans for Government Headquarters’ refurbishment had been under discussion for some time with the Ministry of Housing and the Ministry of Transport and Works, and “facilities will be provided for improved access for persons with disabilities in the eventual refurbishment”.

Welch pointed out, however, that currently there was provision for access by persons with disabilities through an alternative entrance to the building, and an elevator for wheelchair-bound persons or those who could not access the stairs.

Government Headquarters was opened by Governor Brigadier Sir R.D.H Arundell on March 28, 1956.

Earlier today, members of the Barbados Council For The Disabled, headed by its president, Maria Holder-Small, had an audience with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at Government Headquarters, where a petition was handed over to him in relation to amendments to the Road Traffic Act. (BGIS)

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