Environment Minister Tours Harrison’s Cave

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The re-developed Harrison’s Cave has received the "thumbs up."

It has come from Acting Minister of the Environment, Water Resource Management and Drainage, Denis Kellman, following a recent tour of the environmentally-friendly Welchman Hall, St. Thomas attraction.

Minister Kellman, who was accompanied by Permanent Secretary, Lionel Weekes, the Cave’s?? Board Chairman, Haldene Dottin; and its?? Chief Executive Officer, Joe-Ann Grant, met with the members of the senior management?? team?? prior to the familiarisation visit.

Minister Kellman, who said he was quite impressed with the new offerings, stressed the need to intensify local and international promotional programmes in an effort to attract more visitors to the Cave.

"The Harrison’s Cave is a good example for others to follow, and it has allowed the Ministry a golden opportunity to launch its greening programme," he emphasised.

Meanwhile, the Cave’s CEO, Mrs. Grant hinted at interesting times ahead for patrons.

??"There are some exciting programmes that will be coming on stream in the near future, so Barbadians can expect thrilling eco-and soft-adventure activities," she promised.

The re-developed Harrison’s Cave boasts a new cave interpretive centre, visitor reception centre, and parking facilities on the cliff-top site.

It also has three glass fronted elevators and timber and stone walkways for alternative descent to the Valley (bottom) Floor, which accommodates five vending kiosks and a refreshment bar. There are also interpretive exhibits throughout the property.

??In terms of its green features, the Cave has a waste-water treatment plant as well as a composting station on site. It also utilises photo-voltaic technology and practises water harvesting.??

cgaskin@barbados.gov.bb

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