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No kite flying in restricted areas

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The Barbados Civil Aviation Department has received reports of kite flying taking place in some districts that pose a danger to low flying aircraft.

And the department is reminding those people who fly kites in these districts that they may be prosecuted if caught doing so.

Kite flying restrictions are in place for districts which fall within five kilometres of the perimeter of the Grantley Adams International Airport, which runs from Oistins in Christ Church to Boarded Hall in St George, and Brereton and Six Roads in St Phillip, back to South Point and Oistins.

The districts in Christ Church where kite flying restrictions exist include: Silver Hill, Gall Hill, Kingsland, Wotton, Maxwell, Cane Vale, Newton, Scarborough, Pegwell, Gibbons, Thornbury Hill, Silver Sands, Ealing Park, Wilcox, Lowlands, Coverley, Charnocks, Pilgrim Road, Fairy Valley, Durants, Callenders, Chancery Lane, Parish Land and Leadvale.

Other areas where kite flying is prohibited are: Gemswick, Mangrove, Heddings, Foul Bay, Ocean City, Diamond Valley, and Rock Hall, all in St Philip.

Offenders found guilty of flying kites in these restricted areas are liable on summary conviction to a fine of $50 000, or imprisonment for a term of 12 months, or on indictment, to a fine of $100 000, or to imprisonment for a term of two years. (BGIS)

 

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