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South coast sewage mend

The south coast sewage crisis is on the mend, according to Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams. Abrahams gave an update on the South Coast Sewage Project during a press conference at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) headquarters this morning. He said the southern belt was “better than pre-crisis levels” with the disposal […]

Evacuations ordered over second Brazil dam risk

Authorities have ordered thousands to evacuate from a dam at risk of giving way in south-eastern Brazil, just days after a nearby dam collapsed. At least 37 have been killed and more than 250 others are feared dead in Friday’s disaster at an iron ore mine near the town of Brumadinho. Rescue operations have been […]

CARIBBEAN – CRFM to initiate study on Sargassum seaweed

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has […]

Value Barbados’ Coastlines, says CZMU Director

The value of Barbados’ coastal and marine resources and their potential for investment must be taken into consideration going forward. Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Dr. Leo Brewster, stated this on Friday, during a Cost Recovery Mechanisms workshop, under the theme Transitioning to a Blue Economy through Sustainable Financing at Hilton Barbados. […]

Controversial tipping fee abolished

The state-owned Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) has abolished the controversial tipping fee. The SSA said in a statement today that the fee, which had been imposed on waste disposal at the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC) in May 2015, will be removed effective, Monday, December 3. The fee saw waste haulers or the average Barbadian having […]

Barbados gives commitment to blue economy

Government remains committed to the development of the Blue Economy as the ocean has been identified as the “life blood” of the planet. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, emphasized Government’s commitment to the process as he addressed the inaugural Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya this week. Noting that Barbados had […]

More urgent and accelerated action needed to tackle climate change: CDEMA

There is hope for Barbados and rest of the Caribbean when it comes to tackling the issues of climate change and building a more resilient region. However, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson, said it will demand more urgent and accelerated action from every government and their citizens with […]

Fogging schedule October 15 to 19

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue its fogging programme in three parishes this week, in its efforts to rid the island of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. On Monday, October 15, the fogging team will target Sunset Crest, Hibiscus Avenue, Cherry Avenue, Violet Row, Cemetery Lane, Flamboyant Avenue, Cordia Avenue, Mayhoe Avenue and environs […]

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BWA swabbing in the north

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to advise residents and businesses in St Lucy and St Peter that it will be swabbing a 10-inch main between Barrows, St Lucy, and the junction of Shermans and Colleton, St Peter, on Tuesday, October 16, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The swabbing will continue on Wednesday, October […]

Barbados’ infrastructure is in a woeful state – PM Mottley

Barbados’ infrastructure is in a “woeful state,” and while the Government does not have the finances to deal with all the issues it will prioritize the critical needs, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has said. She made the comment following a day-long tour of flood-affected communities following the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk. The system dumped […]

Fogging schedule October 1 -5

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue to concentrate its efforts in Christ Church next week, as it seeks to control the mosquito population in the parish. On Monday, October 1, the team will fog Rockley New Road, Ventnor Gardens, Golf Club Road, Bynoe Road, Rendezvous Hill, Rendezvous Gardens, […]

Residents urged to protect the environment

Barbadians are being urged to play their part in protecting the environment from calamities such as climate change. Minister of Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod made the appeal during today’s National Arbor Day celebrations held at the National Botanical Gardens. Prescod not only wants residents to clean their surroundings but to protect and or […]

Over 1,000 volunteers participate in annual clean up campaign

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of people participating in the annual Clean Up Barbados campaign, project manager of the Future Centre Trust Ann Harding has said. Over 1,000 volunteers gathered early this morning to clean up refuse as Barbados joined the rest of world in observing International Coastal Clean-up Day. “There are […]

Worthing Beach still closed

Worthing Beach will remain closed until further notice. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Beautification said the continued closure was as a result of waste water entering the Graeme Hall swamp. “In an effort to protect the swamp and its environs, in addition to keeping the waste water from reappearing on the streets of the South Coast, […]

Flood watch remains in effect for Barbados

Barbados will remain under a flood watch, until noon today, as a tropical wave continues to affect the island. Met officials say the island will experience generally cloudy to overcast conditions, with some moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. The winds are coming from the east north east […]

South coast back to normal

Life is returning to normal on the south coast for residents, business owners and visitors, even though many are holding their breath that the awful stench of raw sewage the plagued them for several weeks is gone for good. The busy tourist belt had been affected by runoff from the faulty South Coast Sewerage Project, […]

Dirty job

Private waste haulers engaged by the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) to collect garbage in four parishes are being accused of doing such a poor job that SSA workers had to clean up after them. Concerns about the effectiveness of the garbage collection arrangement – under which the private truckers service St Philip, St Peter, St […]

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