Category: Environment

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, […]

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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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Region lacks capacity to deal with severe weather, says climate change expert

One climate change expert has said that the Caribbean does not have the capacity to deal with the impact of severe weather patterns that have been affecting the region in recent times. The deputy director and science advisor of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Dr Ulric Trotz, was speaking on the sidelines of […]

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Stuart, Lowe focus on waste disposal

Barbadians have been called upon to take greater responsibility for their waste disposal, as the country moves towards a green economy. Minister for the Environment Denis Lowe, told Parliament during debate on a Resolution for the Green Economy Scoping Study, that Barbados has moved from producing less than 200 tonnes of waste per day in […]

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Blame beachgoers

The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is being hit with a hefty water bill each month because beachgoers are not turning off taps in public bathrooms and shower facilities. Speaking to the media Friday morning at NCC’s Codrington, St Michael headquarters, General Manager Keith Neblett said there was too much water wastage at facilities which the Commission […]

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New deal to cut greenhouse gases

Nearly 200 nations have agreed a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a major move against climate change that prompted loud cheers when it was announced on Saturday. The deal, which includes the world’s two biggest economies, the United States and China, divides countries into three […]

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BWA pays

It has been on the receiving end of public complaints for months now over its failure to satisfy the most basic need of Barbadian consumers, particularly those in the north and east of the island. And now the Fair Trading Commission is threatening to take action against the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) for poor delivery […]

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It’s not my rubbish!

A Briar Hall, Christ Church resident was hopping mad Friday afternoon after she returned home from a doctor’s appointment to be greeted by loads of garbage in front of her home. It was around 2:10 p.m. when Stephanie Clarke and her daughter Sabrina Hannaway arrived home, after Clarke, who suffered injury in an accident five years […]

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SSA garbage collection gets thumbs up

The Sanitation Service Authority got a passing grade today for its collection of garbage on the routes identified by Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe in an interview with Barbados TODAY. Thursday, a Barbados TODAY team took up Lowe’s challenge to journalists to move around the country to see the waste had been removed […]

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No more waste

Against the backdrop of recent unsightly pile ups across the island, Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe Wednesday assured that the worrying situation was no more. “The waste is gone,” said Lowe, who reported that the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) was currently seeing “significant progress” in terms of its garbage collection in areas […]

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Abrahams steps up pressure on Lowe

Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams today rubbished Government’s plan to clear garbage pile-ups across the island, while renewing his call for Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe to step down. The minister announced Monday that his ministry had reactivated emergency response teams, which included the Ministry of Transport and Works, the National Conservation Commission […]

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Lashley: White Hill not abandoned

Government has not abandoned the residents of White Hill, St Andrew, even though it is yet to come up with a “doable and sustainable” solution to their current road crisis. Ministry of Transport and Works Michael Lashley reluctantly spoke to reporters about the issue this morning after a tour of the MTW’s Through The Years […]

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St Joseph residents close to ‘tipping point’

Member of Parliament for St Joseph Dale Marshall says his constituents are not getting good service from either the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) or the Ministry of Agriculture. Describing the water situation in the rural constituency as “a daily struggle”, Marshall said his constituents were “almost at their tipping point”. “I can honestly say my […]

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UN – New water approach needed

Concerned that current severe water challenges facing Barbados could be made worse by climate change, United Nations officials are warning local authorities to move quickly to promote better water harvesting, storage and conservation methods. “We know that climate change is a fact and it is happening. We have been seeing the effects of that  . […]

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Out of work

Two of this island’s leading businessmen, along with the state-run Sanitation Service Authority (SSA), today responded to claims made by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Shadow Minister of the Environment, Wilfred Abrahams, that 15 new compactor garbage trucks had been imported into the island as part of further privatization of the island’s garbage disposal, […]

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Cahill should have been Govt’s last straw – Abrahams

Opposition Shadow Minister of the Environment Wilfred Abrahams believes the recent Cahill fiasco should have been enough to break the back of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), which he has accused of deceiving the people of Barbados with respect to its planned construction of the ill-fated, multi-million dollar plasma gasification plant. However, addressing a […]

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Government to replace $25 tipping fee

Government is preparing a report on the restructuring of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) as it seeks to address the issue of garbage disposal on the island, Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe has said. Dr Lowe told reporters today that preliminary assessments conducted by South Korean officials in collaboration with the SSA pointed […]

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