Columbus, operators of FLOW & CBS cleans up close to 300 Lbs of garbage on Foul Bay
Staff and family members of Columbus Barbados, operators of Flow and Columbus Business Solution (CBS), headed out to Foul Bay, St Philip early this morning to participate in the clean-up and celebration of the island’s coast line. Starting at 6 a.m., the group of more than two dozen collected close to 300 pounds of garbage in less than three hours.
Vice president of sales, marketing and communications eastern Caribbean, Shelly Ann Hee Chung said, “We are lucky in Barbados to have such a valuable natural resource as our beautiful coastline. Besides the average litter of things like plastic, food containers and bottles, we also collected tossed away anchors, broken furniture and appliances. It is in the national interest that we all try to protect and improve the high quality of our coastline”.
“A healthy coastline means a healthy Barbados. Its cleanup and protection is vital as it hosts the most important sources of economic activity, providing food, energy production, commerce, recreation, as well as community resiliency from storm surges,” Mrs. Hee Chung added.
Manager of human resources Paula Walcott noted, “for the remainder of the week, Columbus Barbados will be participating in a number of other initiatives to celebrate Health & Safety Week 2014, including health screenings, education on nutrition and safety at work, physical activities like road tennis and hiking; and to culminate the week, staff will join the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados and BajanFusion to Pedal For A Purpose in celebration of World Heart Day“.