Major zone shift coming

Prime Minister Mia Mottley (second left) making a point as ministers (from left) Kerrie Symmonds, Jerome Walcott and Wilfred Abrahams look on during Thursday’s press conference.

Barbadians will be getting more opportunities to build, and grow produce in once restricted areas.

It is being promised through a new zoning policy which will see nearly half of the previously restricted Zone 1 being released for agricultural and housing development.

The policy was revealed on Thursday by Minister of Water Resources and Energy Wilfred Abrahams during a post-Cabinet press conference at Government Headquarters, Bay Street, St Michael.

This move is also expected to have a positive result for scores of people living in The Belle, St Michael, which has been earmarked for a special sewer project. The area houses one of Barbados’ largest squatter settlements.