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Ince: Ferry service would go a long way

A Government Senator is suggesting a ferry service and express bus service could be considered as options to ease the traffic congestion on the island’s roads.

Senator Jepter Ince made the recommendations as he contributed to debate on a resolution to approve the compulsory acquisition of lands to improve the road infrastructure under the Warrens Traffic Safety Improvement Project.

He made reference to the ferry service between Trinidad and its sister isle Tobago and said that if Barbados could have such a service, it would go a long way towards rectifying the current traffic problems.

Ince suggested that there could be two services, one running from Speightstown and the other from Oistins, both docking at the Pierhead in Bridgetown.

“We can also look at the possibility of an express bus service . . . . We [could] charge $5 for an express service, where that bus could move from Speightstown right to Bridgetown, for persons who want to get to work. So they’re a number of things that we can look at,” he said.

In both cases, Ince said, a secure area would be needed for motorists to park their vehicles.

During his presentation, the Government Senator also lamented the reckless driving on the roads and appealed to Barbadians to be more careful.

“We need some programmes . . . educating the drivers in Barbados on how to use the road signage, how to use the lanes, how to appreciate the vehicle in the lane next to you,” he argued.

“There are many of us who drive on the road like we own the road . . . . I’m using this opportunity to appeal to Barbadians to let us be more careful. One life [lost] is too much. Let us appreciate and respect one another.”


6 Responses to Ince: Ferry service would go a long way

  1. BaJan boy May 12, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Another idiot with another senseless solution..he and Kellman should be in the Guinness book of records as the biggest clowns to ever enter public life..

  2. Jack O
    Jack O'Neal May 12, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Interregional ferry is what I would like.

  3. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews May 12, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Well stop the talk and start the Action , If the ferry had breakfast selling on the morning trip I would take it , express at $5 is what I will love to pay , but how many years will I have to wait to see anything talked about done , the jetty in Speightstown still needs to be repaired

  4. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews May 12, 2016 at 11:24 am

    AC on the Express bus Please

  5. Diane Elaine Dias
    Diane Elaine Dias May 12, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    A ferry service to St.Vincent , St.Lucia , Grenada and Trinidad would be fantastic. *hint hint hint*

  6. Alex Alleyne May 12, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Next a TRAIN service, then a LIGHT AIR PLANE service along with an OVER HEAD RAIL SERVICE. Then top it off with a HOT AIR BALLOON SERVICE.
    I always stay “tuned” because you always expect to hear something “BRILLIANT” coming from one of these guys.
    LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, ……..


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