Plans To Test Vehicle Emissions

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Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, has announced plans to establish an emissions testing programme as a means of reducing the incidence of asthma and other respiratory ailments that are impacting the health care sector. He made the announcement during a courtesy call with Italy’s Special Envoy to the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi, at Parliament Buildings recently. Dr. …

Water Flow Disruptions Cause Flooding

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Flooding from recent heavy rains across Barbados has resulted in some serious challenges across the island, mainly because the natural outfall locations for the free flow of water were cut off. And, Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, has fingered “ill-advised” construction and the removal of trees from key areas as the main culprits. “I think sometimes …

NCC Appoints 103 Workers From April 1

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Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe and General Manager of the National Conservation Commission , Keith Neblett, congratulating some of the appointed NCC workers yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The National Conservation Commission has appointed 103 workers with effect from April 1. Of this number, only eight persons were hired since the NCC’s retrenchment exercise three years ago, seven of …

Plans To Upgrade Burial Grounds

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Government will unveil a “magnificently” refurbished interment site at the St. James Cemetery in the coming months of this year, while three other cemeteries are set to also undergo upgrades and expansion. This was revealed by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service. “We are pleased to announce that …

Waste Hauler Programme Successful

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The Waste Hauler programme, introduced by the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) last year, has been declared a success so far. Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, expressed his satisfaction with the six-month programme during a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service. Noting that the programme was introduced to assist with waste collection and disposal given …

Plans To Advance Green Economy

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Government is working on several projects to advance its efforts to create a green economy. This was revealed on Tuesday by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, during a courtesy call with Canada’s High Commissioner, Marie Legault, at the Ministry’s Warrens Tower II, Warrens, St. Michael office. Dr. Lowe stated that like most other countries, Barbados traditionally …

Queen’s Park Gets An Upgrade

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Queen’s Park is being upgraded to coincide with Barbados’ celebration of its 50th anniversary of Independence. Speaking at a press briefing this morning following a tour of the park, Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, stated that not only did the refurbishment project aim to promote the park’s rich history, but also to “encourage increased utilisation of …

Natural Spaces To Be Protected Under Convention

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The Ministry of the Environment and Drainage is sparing no effort to have the Chancery Lane Swamp in Christ Church, and Turners Hall Woods, St. Andrew, listed as Ramsar Sites. This was revealed by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, last Friday amidst concerns over the growing trend of illegal dumping and erosion in those areas. The …

Lowe Against Monkey Bounty

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Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, has made it clear that he is not a fan of the bounty programme that encourages the sale of monkey tails in Barbados for export. He made his position known during the launch of the Biodiversity Conservation and Management website at his Ministry’s Warrens Tower II, Warrens, St. Michael office last …

Environment Information Online

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Members of the public can now visit www.sustainablelandmanagement.gov.bb to find out more about legislation governing the island’s environment, its biodiversity programme and the departments of the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage. The Biodiversity Conservation and Management website was launched at the Ministry’s Warrens Tower II, Warrens, St. Michael headquarters today by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis …