Senators Back Motion To Make Parliament Accessible For People with Disabilities


Senators this afternoon expressed their support for a private members motion which calls for the current parliamentary building and all future buildings to be made accessible to disabled people.

Kingston’s Mayor, Senator Delroy Williams contributed to the motion.

Mayor Williams says it’s important for proprietors to be aware that the new building act mandates that provisions be put in place to make buildings accessible to members of the disabled community.

Opposition Senator, Sophia Fraser Binns also contributed to debate on the motion.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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