Kigali Amendment To Montreal Protocol In Effect

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Barbados has joined the world in taking a stand against powerful Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and substances that deplete the ozone layer. This is because the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which the island signed on to on April 19, 2018, is now in effect. Senior Environmental Officer in the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, Rickardo Ward, explained that …

Requirements & Guidelines For Grease Traps

Sheena Forde Ministry News

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 …

Climate Change Warning For Small Island States

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A recent special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted the possible impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. As a result, Special Advisor to the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, Dr. Hugh Sealy, has described the IPCC Special Report of 1.5 degrees as “a clarion call for action”. “It vindicates …

Invasive Alien Species Project Workshop

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The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification will host the inception workshop for the Regional Invasive Alien Species Project,  in collaboration with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), beginning on Wednesday, September 26. The Ministry is the local executing agency for the project, while CABI is the regional implementing agency. The workshop, which takes place at the Savannah …

Morgan Lewis Coastal Clean-Up Cancelled

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The Environmental Protection Department of the Ministry of Environment has advised that the clean-up of the Morgan Lewis Beach, scheduled for Saturday, September 15, International Clean-up Day, has been cancelled. The Department regrets any inconvenience this cancellation may cause. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Kigali Amendment To Montreal Protocol In… anemptytextlline READ MORE Requirements & Guidelines For Grease Tra… anemptytextlline …

National Clean-Up In Brittons Hill On Saturday

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The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification will be taking its National Clean-up and Beautification Campaign to Britton’s Hill, St. Michael, on Saturday, September 15 – World Clean-up Day, starting at 10.00 a.m. Themed: Many Hands, the campaign will be targeting bulky waste and derelict vehicles in the area. There will also be some debushing. Residents are asked to put …

International Day For The Preservation Of The Ozone Layer

Sheena Forde Ministry News

As part of celebrations to mark International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification will host a Scholarship and Awards presentation on Wednesday, September 12, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, at 10:00 a.m. In addition to the presentation, there will be a panel discussion on the …

Ministry Temporarily Closes Worthing Beach

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The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification is temporarily closing Worthing Beach, from the entrance of St. Lawrence Gap to the zone at the bottom of Rendezvous Hill, beginning midnight tonight, Saturday, July 7, until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 20. This is to facilitate an environmental exercise to lower the water levels at the Graeme Hall Swamp, as preparations …

Environment Ministry To Assist Fun Ranch

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The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification is willing to assist in the development of local youth empowerment organisation, Nature Fun Ranch, into a more viable green space. Minister Trevor Prescod gave this indication following a recent tour of the Bruce Vale, St. Andrew facility, which seeks to help at-risk youth through holistic living. The Nature Fun Ranch is located …