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Tag Archives: environment

  1. Don’t Waste Barbados Student Anti Littering Student Programme Deemed a Success

    Don’t Waste Barbados collaborated with Ellipsis Earth a global app and anti-litter project to deliver a pilot anti-littering programme to students ages 8-18 across Barbados. Students from both primary and secondary schools could participate in the three-week programme. He highlighted that “the litter surveys and overall programme was vital to protecting our coastal habitats and […]

    May 23, 2022NatureNo comments
  2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Help Clean Up Barbados

    Several truckloads of illegally dumped garbage were removed from the Bucks, St. Thomas, area thanks to the members and missionaries of the Barbados Bridgetown Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They worked alongside men and women from the Barbados Defence Force and Coast Guard on Saturday April 23, 2022. Together they […]

    May 4, 2022Featured, NatureNo comments
  3. Coastal Zone Management Unit praised for their protection of the island’s shorelines

    A number of Boardwalk sites and revetments on both south and west coasts were just inspected by the Honourable Adrian Forde, the Minister of the Environment & National Beautification along with delegates from the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU): The tour gave a comprehensive overview of the project work the CZMU have done, and they’ll […]

    March 28, 2022Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  4. Cleantech Cluster Barbados (BLOOM) Presents Bds $100,000 in Business Incubator Grants

    The Cleantech Cluster Barbados (BLOOM) awarded grants of BDS$20,000 to five companies from its incubator programme. Launched in 2018, BLOOM is a landmark initiative for the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation, currently trading as Export Barbados (BIDC), that seeks to promote cleantech entrepreneurship and the commercialization of new cleantech innovations. The Cleantech Incubator Programme is a […]

    January 19, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Light & Power Lightens the Load of Local Charity for De Blue and Green Gully project

    Local charity Youth Equipped to Achieve! (YEA!) received a $1,500 cash donation and recycled utility poles from The Barbados Light & Power Company just ahead of the 2022 new year. The donation will assist YEA! in a number of ways, including securing the border of “De Blue and Green Gully” or “DeBaGG” project in Easy […]

    January 13, 2022NatureNo comments
  6. Rising sea surface temperatures driving the loss of 14 percent of corals since 2009

    The “Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020” report, released today, documents the loss of approximately 14 per cent of the world’s coral since 2009. The report, the sixth edition produced by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), provides the most detailed scientific picture to date of the toll elevated temperatures have taken on […]

    October 6, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    Barbados is seeking to join the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance (GOA), to support the “30by30 movement“, established to protect 30 per cent of the ocean space by 2030. And, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey is calling for the rest of the world to follow suit in what he has described […]

    August 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  8. Over 100 States now participate in ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

    ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu indicated 16 small island and lesser-developed States notified her of their decisions to voluntarily participate in ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), bringing the total number of participating states to 104 and adding significant momentum in support of ICAO’s climate work. The 16 States are […]

    July 22, 2021TravelNo comments
  9. Gonsalves regime with UNDP Ash cleaning and Emergency Employment Programme underway in response to volcanic eruption in St Vincent.

    As various restrictions are lifted clean-up efforts are in full swing as personnel are allowed safely into the most impacted orange zone of St Vincent and the Grenadines after volcanic eruptions which started in April. UNDP in collaboration with the Buildings, Roads and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) have commenced an employment programme tied to ash […]

    June 14, 2021NatureNo comments

    Barbados created history on Tuesday by planting 50 fragments of staghorn coral from the Folkstone Marine Reserve at Carlisle Bay for the first time, as it marked World Oceans Day, under the theme: Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. Speaking moments before boarding the Mojito vessel at the Shallow Draught, Minister Humphrey explained that the coral used […]

    June 10, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. Technology Portal Brings Revolutionary Approach to Marine Management

    Today, less than 8 percent of the ocean is safeguarded through marine protected areas or other area-based conservation measures, with less than 3 percent covered by fully or highly-protected areas. Now, with Global Fishing Watch Marine Manager, we have an innovative technology portal that helps support the design, management and monitoring of existing and new marine protected […]

    June 5, 2021Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. Barbados Water Authority Using Non-Potable Water for Clean-up

    The Barbados Water Authority will be taking a leaf out of its own guidebook by using non-potable or recycled water as the process of washing down the headquarters, stations and reservoirs which began this weekend. The BWA confirmed the power washing of these facilities will be done using only non-potable water over a staggered period […]

    May 10, 2021EventsNo comments
  13. Letter to Editor – Separate Bike Trails Urgently Needed

    Bajans are demonstrating a strong appetite for outdoor recreational space in the wake of Covid 19. However, we cannot continue to encourage active mobility, be it cycling, running, or walking, when the road conditions place people’s lives at risk. Barbados is almost unique in the region for having a disused historic train-line that is owned […]

    March 28, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  14. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy (MMABE) reminds Barbadians of the ban on petroleum based single use Plastics under the control of The Disposable Plastics Act (2020)

    Petroleum based plastics pose a hazard to marine life, including the fish we eat and turtles that nest on our beaches. Furthermore, it affects the capacity for our fisherfolk to make a living. The public is also reminded under this Act, single-use petroleum-based plastics are prohibited in both import and use here in Barbados. The […]

    March 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  15. Scotiabank joins Mastercard in the launch of the Priceless Planet Coalition in the Caribbean

    Scotiabank joins Mastercard on the expansion of the Priceless Planet Coalition to generate climate change awareness and impact across four Caribbean countries: Jamaica, Barbados, The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. As part of the launch of this initiative, Scotiabank cardholders can contribute to different forestation initiatives through online purchases made with their ScotiaCard. This global […]

    March 25, 2021BusinessNo comments
  16. ‘Telling Our Story,’ a Panel Discussion with The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and The Blue Economy

    Tomorrow morning from 10:00 am, November 2nd, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy will host a Panel Discussion streamed from the Ministry’s Headquarters in Christ Church at the Civil Aviation Building, Hopefield Development, Charnocks with the theme? “Telling Our Story,” and includes MMABE Minister – the Hon. Kirk D. M. Humphrey; Director […]

    November 1, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Press Statement from Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy on “FPSO Nabarima”

    The Government of Barbados was notified by the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) and Regional Security System (RSS) regarding the Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit (FPSO) Nabarima in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad and Tobago in early September 2020. The Committee also sourced information from the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and […]

    October 21, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  18. CIBC FirstCaribbean presents Water Station to Lester Vaughn School

    Destiny Greenidge was the first student to fill her bottle at the newly unveiled water station at the Lester Vaughn Secondary School under the watchful eye of students and teachers of the school along with Alicia Jarvis of Newport Water, the company installing the station and Barrington Watson, Director of Corporate Banking CIBC FirstCaribbean, the […]

    October 12, 2020EducationNo comments
  19. University Canada West Promotes Women’s Leadership with virtual seminar & MBA Scholarship for Women

    University Canada West (UCW) recently announced details on its next public program, a Women in Leadership virtual seminar with prominent Caribbean speaker: Lisandra Rickards on October 7th at 6pm EST. The featured topic is “Risk and Reward: Lessons from Caribbean Women in Entrepreneurship.” In June 2020, the Vancouver-based UCW unveiled the Women in Leadership MBA […]

    October 3, 2020EducationNo comments
  20. Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE: Josh Brolin, Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya & Jason Momoa

    “This looks pretty incredible. The costumes and FX aren’t over done and everything looks like how Dune should. Paul looks like a teenager and not a 28 year old actor playing a teen. I especially like how the Ornithopters look like dragonflys. I’ve seen some pretty wonky interpretations of those over the years but they […]

    September 12, 2020Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. DR’s Solid Waste Bill goes easy on eliminating polluting plastics

    The Dominican Republic’s Solid Waste Bill (General Bill for the Comprehensive Management and Co-Processing of Solid Wastes) was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 23 July 2020 and sent to the Executive Branch six days later. President Danilo Medina has not yet enacted the bill. The bill had lingered for 10 years in Congress. […]

    August 11, 2020NatureNo comments
  22. Bus terminal to become DR’s fine arts school and innovation center?

    Santo Domingo East Mayor Manuel Jiménez envisions a new use for the bus terminal the Ministry of Public Works built on the Las Americas Expressway. He speaks of fitting it to be a municipal school of fine arts and the “Caribbean Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” The focus would be on young people and entrepreneurs […]

    August 9, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  23. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy confirm Petroleum Based Bags can still use up to Sept 1st, 2020

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy (MMABE) wishes to advise as of August 4th, 2020 local manufacturers will restart the production of biodegradable plastic bags – Supermarkets, shops, vendors and other suppliers can continue using their stock of Petroleum based plastic bags until September 1st, 2020. During the month of April 2020, the […]

    August 2, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    The Barbados Association of Journalists & Media Workers (BARJAM) is cognisant that government and private employers are putting protocols to ensure the safety of employees to protect them from the coronavirus (Covid 19). We are equally cognizant that many media workers have to operate in a front line capacity daily, which brings them into frequent […]

    March 26, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments

    In the drive to have modern homes, too many Barbadians have thrown out the bathwater, the baby and the tub to appear chic and hip when really and truly, old ways had their value in using the environment to do the work for you… Mr Hutchinson said too many Bajans like to just have the […]

    March 16, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments