Barbados Embarking On Fish Waste Silage Project

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Between 30 and 70 per cent of every fish caught by local fishermen is discarded, and efforts are being put in place to reduce this wastage. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, made this disclosure last Friday, during a press conference on the upcoming Fish Waste Silage Project, held at the Embassy of the Argentine Republic …

Humphrey: Enough Time Given For Plastics Ban

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Enough time and consultations were given prior to Government’s announcement that all petro-based single-use plastics will be banned in Barbados from Monday, April 1. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, made this clear during a joint press conference with Minister of the Environment and National Beautification at the Ministry’s Charnocks, Christ Church office, on Tuesday.  He …

Barbados Announces Plastics Ban From April 1

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From Monday, April 1, the importation, retail, sale and use of petro-based single-use plastic (plastic made from petroleum) will no longer be allowed in Barbados. Products such as single-use plastic cups; cutlery, including plastic knives, forks and spoons; stirrers; straws; plates; egg trays (both plastic and Styrofoam), and Styrofoam containers used in the culinary retail industry will be banned from …

More Improvements Coming For Law Courts

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An increase in the number of judges and additional resources for the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are just some of the initiatives on the cards to assist with the growing incidents of crime across Barbados. Attorney General, Dale Marshall, today took issue with the fact that Barbados had in some cases as many as 1,000 matters on indictment waiting …

SJPI Urged To Be Leaders In Transformation

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The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) has been challenged to take the lead in transforming the Barbados economy. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, issued this challenge today as he addressed the Minister’s Award Ceremony in recognition of the outstanding performance of SJPI student, Aaron Thomas, in the Maritime Operations course for 2018. “There …

New Port Administration Building By 2020

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Construction of a new four-storey administration building for the Barbados Port Inc. (BPI), at a cost of $20 million, will be carried out over the next 15 months. Once completed, the new facility will be home to the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, the BPI and just over 500 employees. These disclosures were made last Friday by …

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 …

Barbados Gives Commitment To Blue Economy

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Government remains committed to the development of the Blue Economy as the ocean has been identified as the “lifeblood” of the planet. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, emphasized Government’s commitment to the process as he addressed the inaugural Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya on Monday. Noting that Barbados had already announced a ban on single-use …

Minister Humphrey Shares Vision For Blue Economy

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Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, wants to see a greener and bluer Barbadian economy. This, he said, would involve the island becoming the centre for seafaring across the Caribbean, an end to overfishing, and greater protection mechanisms put in place to guard the coral reefs. Mr. Humphrey shared these views during a courtesy call with …

Training Essential For Local Fishing Industry

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The importance of training for Barbados’ fishing industry was underscored by Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey. He shared his vision for the sector during a courtesy call with officials from the British High Commission at the Ministry’s Charnocks, Christ Church office. Mr. Humphrey said he wanted to see the industry move from boat building to …