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 …

Garbage Collection Issues Being Addressed

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As Christmas preparations move into high gear, residents across Barbados are being assured that issues related to waste disposal are being addressed. This assurance has come from Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, who in a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service said that he was working to ensure that appropriate measures were in place to …

Environment Ministry Ready To Assist South Coast

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Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, has pledged his Ministry’s support in assisting with challenges currently being experienced on the south coast of Barbados. During a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, Dr. Lowe said the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) was seeking to employ the services of a supplier to assist in washing down areas …

113 Sanitation Staff Members Appointed

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The appointments of 113 workers at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) have been approved. These appointments were approved by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, who has overall responsibility for that agency, following recommendations made by the state entity. Dr. Lowe told the Barbados Government Information Service that the number included all persons who served with the …

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 …