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 …

Carlisle Bay To Be A Marine Protected Area

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Known for its natural and artificial reefs and popularity for diving, swimming and snorkelling, Carlisle Bay is poised to be designated as a marine-protected area. And, it is Government’s intention to connect the strip between the Bay Street, St. Michael marine park and the Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve in Holetown, St. James, as one marine-protected area. Director of the …

CZMU Director: Barbados Managing Its Coral Reefs

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In the face of rising sea temperatures resulting from climate change, Barbados is continuing its efforts to monitor and manage the condition of its coral reefs. This assurance has come from Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Dr. Leo Brewster, as he addressed the launch of Barbados’ participation in the third International Year of the Reef 2018 at …