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Reaction to coming laws against noisy kites

January 28, 2023

A CBC News team of Ryan Broome and videographer Christopher Wood hit the road yesterday to get reaction to proposed legal changes that would affect kite flying in Barbados. As fate would have it they did not find anyone flying any in the early afternoon, but they did find this gentleman riding with his kite in the Bush Hall area in St. Michael.

The man, who gave his name as Dwayne, said he had been flying kites for more than 30 years. Dwayne, who is also a part of a local kite lovers Whats App chat group, admitted the group had been abuzz with activity following the announcement.

He said he understood the need for the changes, as Attorney General Dale Marshall announced in a post-Cabinet press briefing yesterday that legislation addressing noisy kites will be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. 

The CBC News team also visited communities near Westbury Cemetery, in St. Michael where there is usually a lot of kite flying activity.

While not a single kite flyer could be found yesterday afternoon, an elderly man from one of the areas spoke to CBC News off camera. He said the planned restrictions were long overdue.

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