Category: Environment

Activists Murray and Davis on an education mission

Activists Stokely Murray and David Davis have been sensitising residents and tourists, on the islands south coast, about best health practices amidst the ongoing sewage crisis. The two along with a group of concerned citizens travelled from Quayside Centre in Rockley, Christ Church, to Lanterns Mall in Hastings, handing out pamphlets entitled In The Event […]

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Nearshore water at south coast beaches deemed safe

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has disclosed that beaches, on the south coast, from Amaryllis to Worthing, Christ Church, are safe for recreational use. The department said the results of “special sampling” showed all the beaches assessed between December last year and January this year met the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) criterion for […]

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CDPMN: No short term drought concerns for the Caribbean

The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) says despite concerns that long term drought is evolving in southern Haiti, there are currently no concerns over short term drought in the Caribbean up until the end of April this year. In its latest bulletin, the CDPMN noted that though “recent conditions indicate slight to […]

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Stench returns

The perennial stench returned to the south coast tourist belt Friday morning, after an electrical outage at the sewage plant in St Lawrence, Christ Church resulted in a shut down of one of the pumps. Head of the Waste Water Department at the state-run Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Patricia Inniss confirmed the development, which she […]

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Abrahams: Punish black smoke belchers

Attorney-at-law Senator Wilfred Abrahams is calling on policymakers to enact legislation to punish drivers of vehicles that emit thick plumes of black smoke on the island’s roads. Stating that it was not only ZR vans and minibuses that belched thick black smoke, Abrahams said it seemed there was “a system where nobody actually cares what […]

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Lives at risk

There appears to be no end in sight to the suffering for the people of While Hill, St Andrew, who are facing a fresh danger to add to three years of water shortages, land slippage and an impassable main road. Residents of the rural community said they were scared that a tree that has begun […]

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Help us!

Fuming and frustrated residents of Government housing units in Kensington Lodge, The City say they are in desperate need of help, as they face a wide range of potentially dangerous problems in their homes and community. They say they have been neglected and left to contend with garbage pile-ups, overgrown bush, and homes that are […]

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Sewage stink returns to south coast

South coast residents and businesses are fearing a return of the worrying sewage problems that plagued the area last year. The people of Rendezvous and Worthing, Christ Church in particularly, said nothing but a permanent solution to the problem would do, after last week’s tropical depression caused yet another sewage spill. Barbados TODAY understands that […]

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New Orleans’ stink angers residents

Residents of Ninth Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael are raising a stink over the condition of their surroundings, which they said had been abandoned by health authorities and their Member of Parliament Jeffrey Bostic of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party. Of particular concern is an area near the Westbury Primary School, described by one irate […]

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FCT: Govt dragging its feet on the environment

Government is continuing to ignore vital policy recommendations to reduce littering in Barbados while other Caribbean countries have whole-heartedly embraced the same initiatives, Public Relations Officer of the Future Centre Trust (FCT) Kammie Holder has charged. In delivering remarks during Tuesday’s presentation of brown paper bags by Rock Hard Cement as part of a large-scale […]

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Foul situation on west coast

Restaurant owner Michael Henry has been complaining about a foul situation on the west coast for almost three years now. However, over the past few days the problem, which can be linked back to an overflowing sewage well, proved too much for the owner of Surfside Restaurant and his guests to continuously stomach, as the […]

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Oistins stink

The man seeking to take the Christ Church South seat from Minister of Health John Boyce is raising a stink over the conditions in which vendors at Oistins Bay Garden are forced to operate. Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Ralph Thorne, QC, has described the condition as a disgrace, and has called on the […]

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Stolen wings

Health authorities Wednesday issued a warning to citizens to be on the look out for contaminated turkey wings after several cases from a contaminated shipment that were recently dumped at the Mangrove Landfill in St Thomas were apparently stolen from the landfill. Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Anton Best confirmed to Barbados TODAY Wednesday afternoon that the […]

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Climate change no hoax, says Lowe

Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe is challenging United States (US) president Donald Trump on climate change, suggesting the American leader did not fully appreciate the consequences of his position. Trump has said that climate change was a “hoax”; and has signed an executive order nullifying President Barack Obama’s climate change efforts while he […]

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Israel wants to help cure Barbados’ water woes

Israel may have the technological solution to Barbados’ water woes. The suggestion was made here Thursday by President of the Caribbean Israel Leadership Coalition (CILC) Andre Thomas, who told reporters there was more than enough Israeli technology to help the island resolve its water shortages. “Barbados has water problems and there is more than enough Israeli […]

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BWA: South coast stink partly self-inflicted

Residents and businesses operating on the south coast must take a significant portion of the blame for the running sewage, which caused a stink on the tourist belt last year, according to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). During a walkthrough of Perone Village, Worthing, Christ Church yesterday morning, BWA’s Industrial Waste Inspector Nichole Austin told […]

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New Sandals resort raises eyebrows

Concerns are being raised about possible environmental damage at Dover Woods, Christ Church as a result of the construction of Sandals Royal Barbados resort, the new all-suite property that began as an expansion of the company’s existing resort. Sustainability enthusiast Jim Webster said he was worried that the US$160 million development was affecting the area’s […]

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