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Tag Archives: waste

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Solutions Barbados Candidate for St. Joseph Organises Major Constituency Cleanup Day Campaign

    WHAT: Solutions Barbados will be removing abandoned, dilapidated old cars; abandoned appliances and other house hold municipal solid waste left over a year within active tourism belts and surrounding communities. WHO: St. Joseph Candidate, Jennifer Highland, along with a other members of Solutions Barbados, will start the clean-up process beginning from the top of Cleavers […]

    May 7, 2018Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. ST. LAWRENCE PRIMARY TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    Parents and guardians of pupils of St. Lawrence Primary School, St. Lawrence, Christ Church, are advised that the school will be closed from Monday, February 26, due to ongoing environmental problems relating to the sewerage system along the south coast. Parents and guardians of Class Four pupils are therefore asked to report to Arthur Smith […]

    February 26, 2018Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  8. MULTIMILLION DOLLAR SEWAGE FIX FOR SOUTH COAST

    It will cost Government $12.9 million to address the south coast sewage issues. He said Cabinet had approached the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank for assistance, to effect three solutions identified, following consultation with regional and international experts. “(These are) injection wells and the two […]

    February 18, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  9. Duquesa landfill operates at turtle pace, DR Gov’t threatens intervention

    The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and city governments of Greater Santo Domingo have rejected the 10 am to 4 pm schedule of Lajun Corporation that operates the dump and ordered the dump be open from 8 am or the dump would be intervened. Diario Libre reports that the company is allowing the entry of […]

    July 24, 2017NatureNo comments
  10. 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
  11. Recycling Programme has been challenged but 2017 promises to be productive

    Barbadians managed to thrive over the challenges of 2016 and PROJECT RECYCLE BARBADOS eagerly view 2017 as as the means to forward with their Recycling Programme. Despite 2016 being challenged by different elements, we at Project Recycle still wish to provide persons and companies to get on board with the private sector initiative as we […]

    January 10, 2017NatureNo comments
  12. Collecting garbage in the D.R. by nights

    The Dominican Republic’s National District (Santo Domingo) city government, under new mayor David Collado, has announced that garbage will now be collected between 9 pm and 5 am. ADN Services has already begun garbage collection on that schedule in District No. 1 and Colonial City areas to avoid daytime traffic with satisfactory results after a […]

    November 8, 2016EventsNo comments
  13. Former Chief Town Planner Says No Permission Needed to Dump Waste at Quarry

    Former Chief Town Planner Lennie St. Hill has lent his voice to the issue of Anderson Cherry’s use of the Lears Quarry as an area to “dump” and sort waste for his company “Project Recycle Limited”. Cherry last week issued a press release in which he openly condemned the government of wasting money even though […]

    February 14, 2016ControversyNo comments
  14. Cherry offers trucks to help in garbage clean up

    The government of Barbados now has an option and an alternative to the shortage of trucks as it relates to garbage collection. Businessman Anderson Cherry has written to the Government, The Minister of Environment and the National Conservation Commission stating his desire to allow them to utilize five garbage trucks for garbage collection, as he […]

    January 18, 2016Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  15. “Ensure your garbage is disposed at landfill;” Solid Waste Management Authority GM tells fellow Nevisians

    General Manager of the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Andrew Hendrickson says the troubling issue of illegal dumping is a regular activity on Nevis and he is urging persons who use private truckers, to dispose of their garbage, to ensure that it is done at the Long Point landfill and not elsewhere. Hendrickson gave […]

    October 11, 2015Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  16. 400 LBS OF REFUSE NETTED BY FLOW STAFF AT SIX MEN’S, ST PETER

    Managing Director Niall Sheehy said, “We have a mandate to not only become the best service provider in Barbados, but we are committed to building up the communities in which we live and work. Ever increasing trash and waste have produced nothing less than a global crisis for our sea waters, our marine life and […]

    September 23, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority receives two-fully automated 2016 Kenworth garbage collection trucks

    The Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority received keys to two state-of-the-art fully-automated garbage collection trucks, from Omni Global, the parent company of Omni Alpha, at a handing over ceremony at the authority’s Long Point facility on September 17, 2015. The 2016 Kenworth rear end loading trucks, valued at US $300,000, are part of an agreement […]

    September 22, 2015EventsNo comments
  18. Minister of Tourism calls on fellow Nevisians to stop disposing domestic waste at tourism site

    Nevis’ Ministry of Tourism is voicing concern with a recent occurrence at their Bath Stream grounds. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Carl Williams told the Department of Information that bins placed at the prime tourism site were being used by some members of the public to dispose of domestic waste. He said the ministry is […]

    August 24, 2015Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Finance Minister accuses Barbadians of acting hastily before hearing Cahill Energy out

    Government is yet to respond to concerns from a wide cross section of Barbados over a proposed gasification plant in Vaucluse, mainly because an amendment to legislation is yet to be ratified… Chris Sinckler, placed as Finance Minister by the late David Thompson in 2010 and continues with the portfolio unabated despite a few reshuffles […]

    July 30, 2015Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  20. GARBAGE CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN FOR BUSH HALL

    “I cannot drive around and see this garbage piling up when I can get the resources to get it removed, but I cannot do it all over Barbados overnight.” This¬†assertion from¬†Businessman Anderson Cherry, Chief Executive Officer of Jose Y Jose Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc. “I am aware that the Sanitation Services now has […]

    July 26, 2015NatureNo comments
  21. Cahill Energy proposed Waste To Energy is a Waste of Time – NOT BARBADOS!

    Kid #3: My Mommy says smoking kills. Nick Naylor: Oh, is your Mommy a doctor? Kid #3: No. Nick Naylor: A scientific researcher of some kind? Kid #3: No. Nick Naylor: Well, then she’s hardly a credible expert, is she? Aaron Eckhart – Thank You for Smoking (2005) This film was a seminal treatise on […]

    July 23, 2015Editorial, Health1 comment
  22. Bizzy Williams & the “Old Colonial System” – by David Comissiong

    Our nation will be celebrating 50 years of “Independence” next year, but there is overwhelming evidence that crucial components of the “Old Colonial System” are still very much alive and well in today’s Barbados ! And one particularly odious remnant is that aspect of the “Old Colonial System” that traditionally permitted elite white Barbadian businessmen […]

    May 28, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  23. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy Leads Environmental Preservation Charge

    People are being urged to redouble their efforts to combat pollution and preserve the environment as the region continues to face alarming environmental shocks. The call for greater environmental stewardship came as the United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, under the leadership of its newly established “Green Team,” joined worldwide […]

    May 7, 2015NatureNo comments