Coastal & Earthquake Smart Month Launched

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A member of the Barbados Coast Guard explaining aspects of the HMBS Trident to primary and secondary school students during a tour today. (S.Maughan/BGIS) The Tsunami and Earthquake Smart Month celebrated in March has taken on a new name from this year. The month of activities, traditionally used to highlight earthquake and tsunami hazards, will now have a broader focus …

Open Day To Launch Coastal Hazards & Earthquake Month

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The Blue Economy will come under focus when the Coastal Hazards & Earthquake Month of activities gets under way from Friday, March 1, with the theme Safety and Security in the Blue Economy. The day will start with a press conference at the Barbados Coast Guard’s (BCG) HMBS Pelican base at 10:00 a.m.  Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit, …

CZMU Director: Value Barbados’ Coastlines

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The value of Barbados’ coastal and marine resources and their potential for investment must be taken into consideration going forward. Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Dr. Leo Brewster, stated this today, during a Cost Recovery Mechanisms workshop, under the theme Transitioning to a Blue Economy through Sustainable Financing at Hilton Barbados. “Within the Ministry of the Blue …

Cautionary Zone Offshore Of Worthing Beach

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A cautionary zone has been implemented off Worthing Beach, with immediate effect. The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, in collaboration with the Coastal Zone Management Unit, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, the Environmental Protection Department, and the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, wishes to advise owners of coastal cruisers, other pleasure crafts and dive …

Barbados Reducing Risks Through Planning

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Owning a piece of the rock is the dream of many Barbadians. That prime piece of land is chosen, and plans for that dream home are drawn according to taste and style and the mortgage acquired. But, too often, little consideration is given to the risks caused by hazards to which the chosen plot is exposed.  These hazards could range …

Public Urged To Be Careful On Boardwalk

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Members of the public are asked to exercise caution when traversing the Richard Haynes Boardwalk, Christ Church, particularly in the section between the Esplanade at Hastings Rocks and the headland at Blakeys, as there are loose boards and screws. The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) has advised that it is currently in the process of procuring a contractor to carry …

Gov’t Moving To Protect Barbados’ Reputation

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Government is moving to protect Barbados’ reputation in the international arena and against the possibility of registered ships pulling their business from the island. This follows an audit conducted on the island’s shipping agreements and arrangements and other maritime related issues by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which identified 21 areas where the island fell short. This was revealed by …

Sign-Up For Camp Aquarius 2018

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Members of the public are being encouraged to register their children for Camp Aquarius 2018, which is being hosted by the Coastal Zone Management Unit, in association with Aquarius Watersports. The six-week camp, which got under way at Browne’s Beach, Bay Street, St. Michael, on Monday, July 16, runs until Friday, August 24, and caters to children between the ages …

Underwater Cleanup At Folkestone On Saturday

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As Environment Month draws to a close, the Caribbean Environment Youth Network and the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification will host a number of activities at the Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve, St. James, on Saturday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Held under the theme: Beat Plastic Pollution, the activities include an underwater cleanup from 9:00 to 11:00 …

Collect Tickets For Coastal Walk From July 2

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The public is advised that tickets for the Coastal Zone Management Unit’s (CZMU) coastal walk, scheduled for Saturday, July 7, will be ready for collection from Monday, July 2. Tickets are limited and can be collected from the CZMU’s office on the 8th Floor, Warrens Tower II, Warrens, St. Michael, on a first come, first served basis. Persons will be …