Barbados To Retrofit 85 % Of Street Lights

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The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources has signed a contract which will replace 28,000 streetlights with light emitting diodes (LEDs) technology. During a signing ceremony held today, in the Ministry’s conference room, Country Road, St. Michael, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, stated: “This upgrade to the island’s street lighting complement is being undertaken as a necessary …

Acting Energy Minister – Continue To Set Bar High

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Students of the Milton Lynch Primary School have been encouraged to set the bar high and continue their good work because competition was required to bring the best out of them. Acting Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Ryan Straughn, gave these words of encouragement to the winners of the Ministry’s Energy Month Essay and Colouring Competitions, as well as …

Construction Zone At Worthing Beach

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A construction zone has been established at Worthing Beach. The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources has advised businesses and beach goers in the area to exercise caution as the Barbados Water Authority continues to carry out work on the construction of the outfall off that beach. This phase of work began on Tuesday, January 8, and will continue into …

Requirements & Guidelines For Grease Traps

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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 …

Early Closure Of Ministry Of Energy

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The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources located on the top floor of Trinity Business Centre, Country Road, St. Michael, will close at noon tomorrow, Thursday, November 29, to allow staff to attend a function. Persons are advised to arrange their business accordingly. The Ministry apologises for any inconvenience which may be caused. sheena.forde@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Barbados To …

Insightful Natural Resources Tour

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Public and private sector persons were recently given the opportunity to gain an insight into the technical aspects related to extraction of some of the island’s natural resources. A tour, organized by the Natural Resources Department, exposed participants to the technical work and projects undertaken by the Ministry in the areas of natural resource and mineral extraction; environmental management and …

Energy Ministry’s Competition Winners Announced

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Winners of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources’ Schools’ Colouring and Essay competitions were announced during the Energy Expo, held recently at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. As part of its Energy Month celebrations, the Ministry coordinated two competitions to help create an awareness of renewable energy and energy efficient practices in young children.  …

Energy Fun Walk Saturday, Nov. 17

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As part of the activities for Energy Month, the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources will hold an Energy Fun Walk this Saturday, November 17, beginning at 6:00 a.m. Organizer, Mark Millar, Economist I in the Ministry, stated that the walk would begin and end at the Ministry’s office on Country Road. He asked those participating in the walk to …