Nearly 100 Learn To Swim At Operation S.O.S

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Approximately 100 Barbadians now have a skill that they can take with them throughout their lives – the ability to swim. They took part in this year’s Operation S.O.S – Save Our Selves – programme, which is held every summer by the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Lifeguard Service, for persons 10 years old and over. The seven-week programme was held …

Be Beach Smart – Your Life Depends On It

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The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is reminding locals and visitors alike to be “beach smart” this summer, as their lives depend on it. According to Special Projects Officer at the NCC, Ricardo Marshall, being beach smart is about “understanding and recognising the potential dangers, learning how to avoid them and knowing how to help someone if they get into trouble”. …

Beach Safety For Summer 2018

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Members of the public are advised that the lifeguard service at the Holetown Beach, Holetown, St. James, has been temporarily suspended until further notice. Management of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) explained that the service was suspended due to the absence of a tower and comfortable accommodation for lifeguards. However, as the summer vacation approaches, persons are encouraged to use …

Noel St. Hill – Inspired To Save Lives

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The sight of his close friend being swept away by the ocean’s waves, his inability to save him, and the friend’s subsequent death, charted the career path for Noel St. Hill – to be a lifeguard. Recalling the tragic events of that day, Noel said a day of fun turned deadly when his friend, Anderson O’Neal, dove head first into …

Skills Of Local Lifeguards Commended

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Barbados can boast of having the most qualified and professional lifeguards in the English-speaking Caribbean. Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, Nicole Taylor, expressed this view today as the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Operation – S.O.S. (Save Our Selves) programme was relaunched at Browne’s Beach. Speaking during the official opening ceremony, Mrs. Taylor also …

NCC: Use Beaches With Lifeguards

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With summer vacation about to enter its third week, sea bathers are being encouraged to go to the beaches manned by lifeguards for their own safety. The National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Lifeguard Service is also urging beach users to adhere to all instructions given by lifeguards and observe the flags posted at beaches warning them of possible or imminent danger. …

Use Beaches With Lifeguards

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

With summer vacation now into its third week, sea bathers are being encouraged to go to the beaches manned by lifeguards for their own safety. The National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Lifeguard Service is also urging beach users to adhere to all instructions given by lifeguards and observe the flags posted at beaches, warning them of possible or imminent danger. Lifeguarded …