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  1. BARBADIANS MUST REVERT TO ANCIENT METHODS FOR COOLING AND AVOIDING WASTAGE

    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
  2. Dare to Invent the Future: Apply to be a UN Young Champion of the Earth

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has officially started accepting applications for the 2020 Young Champions of the Earth prize. The global competition is one of the UN’s most prestigious prizes for young environmental entrepreneurs who have big ideas to solve the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. Winners selected from seven regions spanning the globe […]

    February 13, 2020Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. Keep Barbados Clean – Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy (MoMABE)

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy and the Blue-Green Initiative urge all Barbadians to play their part in keeping the island clean. ****************************************************************************** See more by visiting our website – gisbarbados.gov.bb or Facebook page – facebook.com/gisbarbados or see us on Instagram – instagram.com/gisbarbados or hear us on Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/gisbarbados Make sure […]

    February 5, 2020Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. Support for the Single-Use Plastic Ban

    Jehroum Wood of the Blue Green Initiative lends his support to the ban on single-use plastics in Barbados. ********************* See more by visiting our website – gisbarbados.gov.bb or Facebook page – facebook.com/gisbarbados or see us on Instagram – instagram.com/gisbarbados or hear us on Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/gisbarbados Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you […]

    February 4, 2020Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Survey Aims To Gauge Trinidadian Perceptions Of Coastal Risks And Coastal Management Schemes

    In establishing a framework for the Comprehensive National Coastal Monitoring Programme (CNCMP), the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) through the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT), Coastal Protection Unit (CPU) is conducting a Coastal Social Survey (CSS) in coastal communities across the nation. The initiative will give Trinidadians and Tobagonians the […]

    October 16, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  6. ‘Dark Waters’ – Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins & Bill Pullman,

    Director: Todd Haynes Writers: Matthew Carnahan and Mario Correa Producers: Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Mark Ruffalo

    October 5, 2019Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Kooyman Plants Trees to commemorate new Barbadian employees

    Kooyman Megastore is contributing to the Barbados landscape – literally – by planting 20 trees in tandem with the first 20 Barbadian Kooyman employees hired. In a gesture, which also acts to beautify the country, the company indicated their plans to plant more trees for each employee hired, estimating that it will have approximately 120 […]

    September 23, 2019BusinessNo comments
  8. Will the results of the mold tests on St Kitts’ Cayon High School be made public this week?

    As the closure of St Kitts’ Cayon High School enters its fourth week on Monday 23 September, 2019, parents, students and teachers are asking one question: When will the ministers of education and health inform them of the results of the two sets of mold tests conducted in Miami, Forida and the Bureau of Standards […]

    September 23, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  9. BRA Oistins location reopens today

    The Barbados Revenue Authority wishes to alert Barbadians their Southern Plaza, Oistins location will be reopen for business today, Tuesday, July 23, after closing for three weeks due to an environmental challenge. The issue has been addressed and normal operations can resume. The Authority thanks the public for its patience and cooperation during the period […]

    July 23, 2019Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. International and Caribbean Cast for Latest HAMAFilms Antigua Production, Deep Blue

    Antigua and Barbuda’s burgeoning film industry is getting a major boost this week, as the nation’s most celebrated film production company, HAMAFilms, begins production of its fifth motion picture, Deep Blue. The film, which tells the tale of an environmentalist and an architect who are in love and war over a development project, is the […]

    May 21, 2019Cinema, FeaturedNo comments
  11. STYROFOAM CONTAINERS POSSESS UNSEEN DANGERS FOR BARBADIAN CONSUMERS

    A local environmental consultant warns a persistence in using polystyrene or styrofoam containers can lead to dangerous side effects. This urgent cry of caution from Mark Hill, the CEO of Think Design, who engineered the successful redesign of Star Chick for HACCP verified poultry packaging, was part of the panellists attending last week’s Town Hall […]

    April 23, 2019BusinessNo comments
  12. 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
  13. U.S. Embassy celebrates Earth Day by cleaning River Bay Beach

    Staff of the U.S. Embassy in Barbados and their family members joined volunteers from the Future Centre Trust and Dare to Care in cleanup activities at River Bay, St. Lucy. The cleanup, which was organized by the Embassy’s Community Liaison Office (CLO) was in recognition of Earth Day 2019. Earth Day is an annual event […]

    April 20, 2019Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  14. BUS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FOR SECOND TOWN HALL MEETING

    Bus transportation will be available after the second town hall meeting to discuss the ban of petro-based plastics for Wednesday 24th April at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, beginning at 6:30 pm. Buses will take commuters to the Fairchild Street and Princess Alice Terminals. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the […]

    April 20, 2019Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  15. The #bebrilliant Sidewalk Blitz was #SigniaGloberrific! Reusable Water Bottles, a Sign Of The Times! April 7, 2019Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. CARPHA SUPPORTS GAME CHANGING CORAL RESTORATION PROJECT IN SAINT LUCIA

    The Sandals Foundation launched phase two of its joint coral restoration project entitled: The Public-Private Partnership for the Saint Lucia Coral Restoration Programme for Resilient Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods. The innovative coral restoration project was launched in 2017 by CLEAR Caribbean Limited and the Sandals Foundation in collaboration with: The Ministry of Agriculture (Saint Lucia), […]

    March 25, 2019NatureNo comments
  17. Cave Shepherd Card Services adopts St. Stephen’s Primary School

    Cave Shepherd Card Services adopted the St. Stephen’s Primary School and announced a new environmentally friendly challenge. This was announced at the Blackrock educational facility by Director of Card Services, Alison Browne-Ellis; – As part of their Commitment, Mrs Browne-Ellis also explained what immediate steps Cave Shepherd Card Services provided as tangible support; –

    February 20, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Fire at Mangrove Landfill now Contained

    Barbadians are advised emergency services were dealing with a fire at the Mangrove Landfill in St. Thomas. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising persons with Asthma or other respiratory illnesses to leave these and surrounding areas until conditions improve. The emergency services are taking all necessary steps to bring the situation at the […]

    February 17, 2019Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. Focusing on the Wildlife, Environment & Marine Biodiversity of the Bahamas

    The Bahamas continues to be a very popular destination for travellers from around the world. With its beautiful beaches, weather, people and culture, it has seemingly always been “the” place to visit. Tourism has no doubt helped both this island nation and the surrounding Caribbean hot spots, remaining one of the main contributors to the […]

    January 31, 2019NatureNo comments
  20. SANITATION REMOVES CONTROVERSIAL TIPPING FEE IMMEDIATELY

    The Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) with immediate effect is pleased to announce the removal of the “tipping fee” formerly imposed on waste disposal at the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC). The fee which saw waste haulers or the average Barbadian having to pay Bds $25 per ton to dispose of waste at the SBRC, was […]

    December 2, 2018Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. TOWN PLANNING DEPARTMENT CLOSED FOR THREE DAYS

    The Town and Country Development Planning Office will be closed from tomorrow, Monday 8th October to Wednesday 10th October as a result of environmental issues there. The Town and Country Development Planning Office apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause. (SA/BGIS)

    October 8, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. BEACH CLOSURE DUE TO TROPICAL STORM KIRK EXTENDED

    Barbadians are alerted to the fact due to the severity of the inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Kirk, it is necessary to extend the closure of the beaches from the entrance to St. Lawrence Gap to the entrance of the Richard Haynes Boardwalk at Accra Beach, Christ Church, to 6:00 p.m. today, October 1st […]

    October 1, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  23. MINISTER OF MARITIME AFFAIRS AND BLUE ECONOMY HINTS DEATH KNELL FOR STYROFOAM LIKE GRENADA?

    A Barbadian Cabinet Minister may be suggesting styrofoam will be a thing of the past like what a CARICOM neighbour did recently. From the beginning of September, Grenada made the use or importation of styrofoam as an illegal activity. For almost two years now, the Future Centre Trust has been seeking to do like the […]

    September 24, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  24. “Keep Cool and Carry On! The Montreal Protocol.” A Message from the Environment Minister: Trevor A. Prescod, for International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

    “Keep Cool and Carry On” is the mantra adopted by the Montreal Protocol, as a message to all its members in commemoration of today, September 16, as International Ozone Day. As the new Minister of Environment and National Beautification, I feel honoured to be able to address you on this day of global and national […]

    September 17, 2018Featured, NatureNo comments
  25. TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WORTHING BEACH

    The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Beautification wishes to advise the public that during the repair and restoration of the South Coast Sewerage network, Worthing Beach will remain closed until further notice. The continued closure comes as a result of wastewater entering the Graeme Hall swamp. The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) under the Ministry […]

    August 19, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments