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Tag Archives: ecology

  1. NO TIME IS A GOOD TIME – BLUE ECONOMY MINISTER SPEAKS FRANKLY AT PLASTICS BAN TALKS

    There was no holding back as vendors, retailers, distributors and members of the public voiced concerns over the ban on petro-based single use plastics at Paddock Road during the first of two town hall meetings. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, said the discussion on banning plastics started as far back […]

    April 22, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. WATER RESOURCES MINISTRY UNDERTAKING REVAMP OF SOUTH COAST SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT – Pt 1

    The South Coast Sewerage Crisis is not so much a crisis now as that of a Headache which the Ministry of Water Resources and Energy is seeking to apply a large metaphorical aspirin by the middle of next month… The Minister said the complexity of this project is not only where to place the solutions […]

    November 25, 2018Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN HELPS TO BRING WATER TO ST. MARGARET’S

    If the dry season this year leads to water outages the 121 children of St. Margaret’s Primary School should not be as adversely affected as in previous years. The members of the Corporate Communications Team of CIBC FirstCaribbean recently visited the school and presented the staff and students with a 1000-gallon water tank which will […]

    March 25, 2018EducationNo comments
  4. New approaches to food systems needed to cope with climate change

    Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet’s growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during their speech at the UN Climate Summit. “We cannot call development sustainable while hunger still robs over 800 million people of […]

    September 28, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  5. More Burbank Tour of Warner Brothers’ Lot, 26-7-2013: Water, water not everywhere! August 1, 2013Cinema, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. Defending Paradise: $64 million and Immediate Action Committed to Protect the Environment and Accelerate Renewable Energy

    In a joint effort to safeguard and bolster the Caribbean region’s tourism-dependent economy, fifteen Caribbean governments and seventeen corporations met on Necker Island, home of Sir Richard Branson, in the British Virgin Islands this weekend and committed approximately $64 million USD to preserve and protect the region’s marine and coastal environment, and accelerate efforts to […]

    May 24, 2013Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. 4 R’s Fair at 2 Mile Hill: 16 February 2013, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

    Persons interested in getting involved in the recycling process should first examine where their waste comes from, what it consists of and how much is generated. These recycling tips were provided by Project Manager of the Solid Waste Project Unit (SWPU), Ricardo Marshall, in the lead up to the fifth annual 4R’s Fair which comes […]

    February 13, 2013Education, Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. Bridgetown Beautified with “Designer” Bins – SSA does part to combat ravages of Vagrancy in City

    Pedestrians traversing along Swan Street in the City now have additional bins to dispose of their refuse thanks to The Revitalisation of Bridgetown Initiative (TRBI), the Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports & Youth, the Sanitation Service Authority and the Vector Unit. The idea for placing additional bins in the area was conceptualised in an effort […]

    December 26, 2012Business, CultureNo comments
  9. DIGICEL PARTNERS WITH BARBADIAN N.G.O. TO FURTHER GREENING EFFORTS

    Recognizing the ever growing need to increase public focus on energy conversation and environmentally friendly practices, leading Telecommunications company, Digicel, has partnered with the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) to help promote its efforts. In recent years Digicel has been actively engaged in promoting energy conversation and environmentally friendly practices within its own operations, through […]

    December 15, 2012Technology1 comment
  10. SANITATION SERVICE AUTHORITY BOOSTS “MAKING SENSE OUT OF CENTS”

    The Central Bank of Barbados just received a welcome addition to the growing tally of pennies for the Central Bank’s and Rotary’s drive to assist the Alzheimer’s Association of Barbados. The fundraising initiative called, “Making Sense Out Of Cents” had an initial goal of collecting five million pennies by the end of 2012, the record […]

    December 12, 2012Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. ORNITHOLOGY IS NOT FOR THE BIRDS, IT’S HUMANS TOO – 7:00 pm @ MAIN GUARD 11/12/2012 December 9, 2012Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. {UPDATED} West Coast Drilling: Barbadian Facebook Users alarmed at Oil Rig… Just Passing By!

    “Ok, because I’m not quite clear on what’s going on here, can someone please explain to me if this is an oil platform?…and if so, why is it so close to the west coast of Barbados? Look, I’m not sure if drilling for oil this close is such a ‘good‘ idea… ’cause if anything goes […]

    December 3, 2012Sailing1 comment
  13. Caribbean Hotel deemed Finalist In U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

    Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica has been named one of the finalists in the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence for 2012. This award, established by the State Department in 1999, recognizes the important role that U.S. businesses play abroad as good corporate citizens. Of the many businesses nominated by U.S. Ambassadors around the […]

    November 24, 2012TravelNo comments
  14. “A Green European Budget” by Jacques Delors – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2012

    However predictable the difficult negotiations that accompany European politics may seem to be, in the end they seldom fail to surprise. A crucial European Union summit aimed at securing a deal on the EU budget for 2014-2020, the so-called multi-annual financial framework (MFF), will take place later this week, and the mood music surrounding it […]

    November 19, 2012Nature, TechnologyNo comments
  15. “Delhi Safari” (2012) – Vanessa Williams, Cary Elwes: Animation HD

    Along the way they meet a motley crew of jungle friends from the Bee Commander (Cary Elwes), the Pigeon (Christopher Lloyd), to the singing Flamingos (Jane Lynch and Jason Alexander). Their mission is simple, once in Delhi they will ask the government some very simple questions – why has man become the most dangerous animal? […]

    October 30, 2012Cartoons, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. CAMPER AND NICHOLSON’s PORT LOUIS MARINA – ARE THEY DESCENDANTS OF CAPT. JACK SPARROW?

    Camper and Nicholson Port Louis Marina vs. We the People {Grenadians};- Is it true that in sometime in August 2012, Camper and Nicholson Port Louis marina refused a request from the Dept. of Fisheries to permit fishermen and local boat owners to secure their boats in response to a weather advisory? Is it true that […]

    October 23, 2012SailingNo comments
  17. BARBADOS, ELECTIONS SOONER THAN WE THINK – BULK WASTE AND METAL PICK UP NEXT FRIDAY FOR CH. CH. EAST, WHY NOT IN LAST 5 YEARS?

    What has Denis Lowe been up to? Not trying to save Graeme Hall, nor even looking at buying new trucks for Sanitation and the BLP’s Kerrie Symmonds (a former DEM) claims the Ch Ch East MP wants repairs done to vehicles only if it’s expensive and conducted by known associates to the Drainage Minister… (I […]

    October 21, 2012Nature, PoliticalNo comments
  18. CTO’s Hospitality Assured Certification for Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

    Divi Southwinds Beach Resort has met the Hospitality Assured criteria and can now boast of attaining the Hospitality Assured Certification. The certification from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) attests to the fact that Divi Southwinds provides a high standard of service and business excellence to its customers on an ongoing basis, which must be commended. […]

    October 21, 2012Travel, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. SOL & UWI’s Cave Hill Campus Sign Landmark Scholarship Agreement

    Two prominent Caribbean enterprises joined forces today to create educational opportunities for persons whose acquired expertise could help in the regional push towards sustainable development. Sol – the Caribbean’s leading oil company and The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus formally signed a three-year agreement which provides funding for high performing students enrolled […]

    October 19, 2012Business, EducationNo comments
  20. Emergency Transmitter in Watch Alerts Alaska Rescuers to Missing Man’s Location

    A watch made more than a fashion statement when it helped save a stranded hunter’s life in Alaska. Mark Spencer was hunting grizzly bears about 120 miles northeast of Anchorage when he became stuck in the wilderness along Susitna River in the heart of the infamous Alaska Range. Unable to navigate the hazardous Class 6 […]

    October 13, 2012Nature, TechnologyNo comments
  21. Australian Envoy satisfied with Caricom Assistance: Sydney & Caribbean share concern for Reefs

    While remaining geographically distant, Australia and the nations of the Caribbean have been growing closer in other ways, particularly over the last three years. Since November 2009, Australia and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been working together to reduce poverty, enhance sustainable development and build people to people links, according to Australian High Commissioner Philip […]

    October 13, 2012Nature, TravelNo comments
  22. IDB’s Moreno calls on Latin America & Caribbean to boost financing for SME’s

    IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno called on Latin America and the Caribbean to promote the development of small and medium-sized companies (SME’s) so the region can continue to make progress in its poverty reduction efforts. “SME’s face a variety of barriers that prevent their growth, but most SMEs rate access to finance as the main […]

    October 8, 2012Business, PoliticalNo comments
  23. CIBC FirstCaribbean Broad Street employees move from bank to beach to clean up Barbados

    Members of staff from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank recently exchanged work locations – from their branch in Bridgetown to a beach in Worthing as they took part in a national effort to clean up Barbados. Twenty-five staff from the Broad Street Branch of CIBC FirstCaribbean recently joined about 20 other companies and organizations which cleaned […]

    September 28, 2012Business, NatureNo comments
  24. How soon are Elections for Barbados? Energy Minister hints at goodies during Solar Energy launch in Haggatt Hall

    A senator in the PM’s office is making a major case for householders, businesses and hoteliers to outfit their buildings with photovoltaic solar panels to assist government in its efforts to green the economy. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Energy and Telecommunications, Senator D’Arcy Boyce, alluded to the savings for the […]

    September 18, 2012Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. What will Wind Turbines do to Caribbean’s Bird population? European Union finances wind turbine installation on Carriacou

    EDITOR’S NOTE – Recently the European Union has been very active in donating here and there in this part of the world – with the Eurozone crisis yet to be resolved we have no idea how long this largesse will sustain itself? Now a new concern presents itself, with space at a premium in our […]

    September 13, 2012Nature, PoliticalNo comments