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No ban imposed on street-side feeding of homeless - KSAC

Published:Saturday | September 27, 2014 | 6:40 PM

The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) says there is no ban on the feeding of homeless persons on the streets of the Corporate Area.



However, Mayor of Kingston Senator Angela Brown-Burke says the KSAC is moving to better coordinate the work of the various groups that operate feeding programmes for homeless persons.



The announcements follows a meeting this week between the KSAC and several stakeholder groups to discuss concerns raised by members of the public about the activities of homeless persons, primarily those located in the vicinity of the Supreme Court building and the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston.



Brown Burke says coming out of the meeting, several homeless persons were examined by health professionals and some have been placed at the Bellevue Hospital.



She says an agreement was also reached to promote the use of feeding centres operated by church and civic organisations, but cautioned that a schedule has to be developed to ensure there is no confusion of duplication.



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