Requirements & Guidelines For Grease Traps

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The public is asked to note the requirements and guidelines for proper disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOGs). Grease traps, also known as grease interceptors are required to remove FOGs from the waste stream to prevent the sewer from clogging and reducing the harmful effect grease has on the bacterial and settling action of a primary sedimentation system. The …

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 …

Morgan Lewis Coastal Clean-Up Cancelled

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Environmental Protection Department of the Ministry of Environment has advised that the clean-up of the Morgan Lewis Beach, scheduled for Saturday, September 15, International Clean-up Day, has been cancelled. The Department regrets any inconvenience this cancellation may cause. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Kigali Amendment To Montreal Protocol In… anemptytextlline READ MORE Requirements & Guidelines For Grease Tra… anemptytextlline …

Temporary Closure Of Worthing Beach

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The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Beautification wishes to advise the public that during the repair and restoration of the South Coast Sewerage network, Worthing Beach will remain closed until further notice. The continued closure comes as a result of wastewater entering the Graeme Hall Swamp. In an effort to protect the swamp and its environs, in addition to keeping the wastewater …

Update On Worthing Beach

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Worthing Beach will remain closed to ensure that the ecological conditions of the swamp and its environs are restored. This is according to Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, who said “we have a sensitive and delicate eco-system and it is critical that the balance is right”. The decision was made following discussions by a Cabinet Sub-Committee comprising …

Ministry Seeking To Address Noise Pollution

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Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, wants his Ministry to urgently address environmental issues and other activities that create nuisances and health risks for the public, such as noise pollution. Mr. Prescod expressed this wish while speaking at the opening ceremony of a four-day training seminar on Community Noise Enforcement, at the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), at the …

Jemmotts Lane Clean Up To Start Monday

Joy Springer Ministry News

The public is advised that work to clean up the site of the recent fires at the old Ministry of Health compound on Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael, will begin on Monday, July 16. This will include the removal of all asbestos from the site. The work, which will be carried out under the supervision of the Environmental Protection Department, is …

St. Ambrose To Remain Closed This Week

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The St. Ambrose Primary School, Cyprus Street, St. Michael, will remain closed for the rest of the week and reopen on Tuesday, May 22. It was closed from Monday this week as a precautionary measure as the Environmental Protection Department carried out work to remove all of the asbestos from the site of the recent fire at the old Ministry …

Asbestos Removal To Start Saturday

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The public is advised that from tomorrow, Saturday, May 12, work will begin to remove all the asbestos from the site of the recent fire at the old Ministry of Health buildings on Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael. The work, which will be carried out under the supervision of the Environmental Protection Department, is expected to be completed within five days. …

Health Surveillance Continues On South Coast

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The Ministry of Health is assuring the public that it is continuing its heightened surveillance on the south coast to prevent any possible risks to public health as a result of the sewage spills in the area. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anton Best, said today: “The Ministry remains on top of the public health concerns and has put several …