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Tag Archives: ocean

  1. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy alerts to Change of Opening Hours at All Markets for Easter

    All fish markets across Barbados will open from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm from Wednesday 31st March. This is due to the emergency directives now allowing for persons to leave home at 5:00 am, however all Markets will follow Emergency Directive No 7 and remain shut all day on Good Friday 2nd April and Easter […]

    March 30, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. 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
  3. Caribbean lobsters threatened by recently discovered pathogens and parasites

    Recent research provides evidence that parasites and pathogens may impact a commercially important species which generates $500 million in income for fishers and close to $1 billion in export revenue each year. As global climate change and warmer water temperature can facilitate the spread of various pathogens in the ocean, increasing attention must be given […]

    March 4, 2021NatureNo comments
  4. Difficult Conversations – “Thank You” by Grenville Phillips II

    Last Sunday, I decided to get a sea-bath before the lockdown. It was the first time I entered the sea in years. When I got to Accra beach, I noticed the yellow flags. There was no lifeguard on duty, so I asked the security guard to keep an eye on me. She said that she […]

    February 2, 2021NatureNo comments
  5. Ministry of Maritime Affairs Urging All Barbadians to exercise caution when using ocean at this time.

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy wishes to inform the public there have been sightings of sharks in neighbouring Caribbean islands. While there have been no reports of any shark sightings in Barbadian waters, all seabathers, watercraft operators, fishermen and all others using the sea have been asked to exercise great caution […]

    January 14, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  6. Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy observed 54th Independence of Barbados

    Barbadians from all over the world convened on social media platforms recently to usher in the anniversary of Barbados starting off as a sovereign nation 54 years ago, and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy joined in on the joyous occasion. Minister Humphrey reminded viewers of We Sea, We Life – an […]

    December 5, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. Transport Ministry notes sluice gate in Worthing is open ’til 26th Nov by 6 am

    The Ministry of Transport, Works and Water Resources advises the public that the sluice gate in Worthing was open from six this morning of Wednesday 25th November until 6:00 A.M., tomorrow, Thursday 26th November. (ATTN, OBSERVATION: NO ASSIGNATION OF CHARACTERS REAL, LIVING, DEAD OR UNDEAD HAVE BEEN SO APPORTIONED; PHOTOS USED BY AUTHOR HAVE BEEN […]

    November 25, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  8. ‘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
  9. Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy fine tunes Domestic Vessel Legislation

    Last weekend, Barbados took another step closer towards fine tuning aspects of the domestic vessels suite of laws aimed at improving maritime security and environmental and general business and operation standards for the small vessel sector when the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy (MMABE) reconvened a closed door session with Jet Ski […]

    August 1, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. URGENT ATTENTION, ALL BOAT OWNERS AND FISHING VESSELS

    With the impending tropical storm Gonzalo, that is likely to produce, in less than 36 hours, storm force sea conditions on approaching Barbados; Larger fishing vessels in the water on the south and south west coast are advised to seek safe shelter in the Bridgetown Fishing Complex Harbour. The Fisheries Division will be hauling vessels […]

    July 23, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. Temporary Closure of Berinda Cox Fish Market

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy are informing all customers and partners how the Berinda Cox Fish Market will be closed this Friday, July 17th from 12:00 noon and all day Saturday.

    July 17, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. ‘Barbados Sailing Week – Name change for leading Caribbean regatta’ by Sue Pelling

    The Caribbean race season’s opening regatta is now to be known as Barbados Sailing Week, which replaces its former title – the Mount Gay Round Barbados Series writes Sue Pelling. As well as the opening three-day Coastal Series, which offers spectacular racing along the island’s stunning white-beach coastline, and the concluding Ocean Passage Race from Barbados to […]

    January 4, 2018SailingNo comments
  15. “DARK WATER (Orig. ‘Black Water’)” – Together Again? Dolph Lundgren & Jean Claude Van Damme

    A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine.

    December 25, 2017Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. How Hurricane Irma Sucked the Sea in the Bahamas Dry

    Videos and photos of water receding as far as the eye could see, from shorelines in the Bahamas up through Florida’s west coast after Hurricane Irma’s passage, have gone viral. And they have triggered fears that a tsunami is on the horizon. However, there’s actually a scientific explanation for those dry sea beds. Jamie Rhome, […]

    September 13, 2017Featured, NatureNo comments
  17. Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) LAUNCHES ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER

    IN ITS continued efforts to protect the environment, the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) has launched an Environmental Charter aimed at reducing the amount of plastic used on the island. Chairman of the BHTA, Roseanne Myers, explained that the Association recognized the increasing threat the excessive use of plastic products was having on the […]

    January 15, 2017Travel, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Barbadian sets national freediving record

    A Barbadian has set a new national freediving record at the Blue Element Freediving International Challenge in Soufriere, Dominica. Freediving, free-diving, free diving or skin diving is a form of underwater diving that relies on divers’ ability to hold their breath until resurfacing rather than on the use of a breathing apparatus such as scuba […]

    November 7, 2016Breaking News, Featured, SportsNo comments
  19. Bajan completes 10th Clipper Round the World Race

    Barbados will soon resume competitive sailing overseas in a huge way, hearkening back to the days of yore when this country was the finishing post for the Trans-Atlantic race which began in the Azores. The Harris Paints Chairman was on hand to celebrate the nautical exploits of his nephew who just completed a sailing race […]

    October 20, 2016Featured, SailingNo comments
  20. ‘SEA-EGG SEASON’ OPENS OCTOBER 1st

    The Fisheries Division has advised the public that the 2016 sea egg open season will commence on Saturday 1st October and end on Monday 31st October. However, all persons involved in the harvesting and breaking of sea eggs must have a valid 2016 licence. Licensing for this year’s sea egg season will commence at the […]

    September 28, 2016Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  21. Young Barbadians are called to engage in Competitive Sailing at Harris Paints 33rd Regatta

    There’s a call for more Barbadians across the board to embrace sailing competitively… This year’s sailing contest was international in the sense there were entries from Frederick Sweeney of St Lucia as well as Dr Robbie Yearwood from Grenada, according to the Commodore if competitors can encourage more patrons, especially younger Barbadians, then Bajan yachting […]

    July 10, 2016Featured, SailingNo comments
  22. Winner – Harris Paints 33rd Regatta: J24 (Repeat Victory)

    Esperanza captained by Ian Mayers (yellow cap) once again pulls the most coveted spot in the Regatta…

    July 10, 2016Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  23. Winner – Harris Paints 33rd Regatta: Racer/Cruiser

    Rapajam by Ralph Johnson (Chairman of Harris Paints)

    July 10, 2016Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  24. Winner – 33rd Harris Paints Regatta: Dinghy (Optimist, Topaz)

    Extreme Left is Marrianne Brown of LRN2Sail as Ian Kenyon, CEO of Harris Paints joins in Presentation to youngsters

    July 10, 2016Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  25. Winner – 33rd Harris Paints Regatta: Windsurfing

    Once again, Trevor Hunte is the sole competitor in this category – perhaps younger Barbadians will come forward next year to give the Harrison College veteran a run for his money?

    July 10, 2016Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments