DIGICEL DOING ITS PART IN FIGHT AGAINST SARGASSUM SEAWEED
Digicel Barbados joined the fight against the Sargassum seaweed invading our beaches, over the weekend.
Members of staff of the telecommunications company converged on the Welches Beach in Christ Church on Saturday morning with rakes, shovels and garbage bags in hand for a beach clean-up which lasted over two hours.
Digicel’s Marketing Manager, Krystle Smith, explained that the initiative was a part of the company’s efforts to help eliminate this threat, “The seaweed is a major problem on many of our beaches but is especially aggressive along this stretch, which needs to be cleaned daily as a result.
“We wanted to do our part in assisting with the clean-up and protecting our beautiful beaches and so we contacted the National Conservation Commission (NCC) and worked along with them on this initiative to ensure that our efforts were focused and in line with theirs.”
NCC‘s Senior Field Superintendent for the South, Pearson Hunt, thanked the Digicel team for the assistance: “This was a very good gesture on Digicel’s part and we really appreciate it. We need all the help we can get to tackle this Sargassum seaweed and I would like to encourage more companies, organisations and groups to come out, like Digicel, and assist wherever possible.”