International Biodiversity Day May 22

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Barbados will join worldwide celebrations to mark International Biodiversity Day on Tuesday, May 22. Under the global theme for 2018, Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity, the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage will this year reflect on the importance of 25 years of the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its various protocols at the national …

Seminar For AC & Refrigeration Technicians

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Refrigeration and air conditioning service technicians are invited to attend a free technical seminar entitled ‘The RAC Industry: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System Design Considerations in the Face of a Changing Environment’. It is being held by the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, in collaboration with the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) Association of Barbados, on Friday, January 12, …

Environment Ministry Ready To Assist South Coast

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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 …

Free Refrigeration & AC Technician Workshops

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Refrigeration and air conditioning service technicians are invited to sign up for one of three free workshops entitled: New and Alternative Refrigeration and Refrigerant Technologies, to be hosted by the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage between January and March next year. The first of these workshops will be held from January 9 to 11; the second from March 6 …

Concern Over Adaptation Fund Funding

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With the Caribbean still reeling from the destruction left behind by category five Hurricanes Irma and Maria, concerns have been raised about sourcing additional funds for the Adaptation Fund. These concerns were raised by Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, Nicole Taylor, as she addressed a Regional Workshop for Enhancing Knowledge on the Adaptation …

SJPP Students Receive Scholarships

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Three students from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) are this year’s recipients of the National Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) Phase Out Support Scholarship. They are Jerrad Roach; Rachad Goring and Ryan Felicien, second-year students in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) diploma programme. The students were awarded in a brief ceremony today at the Ministry of Environment and Drainage, …

Seminar On Refrigeration On Friday

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The National Ozone Unit of the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, in collaboration with the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) Association of Barbados, will host a free technical seminar, on Friday, August 18. It takes place in the conference room at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Entitled: The RAC Industry: Current and future trends …

CZMU: Coral Reef Transplant A Success

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Barbados’ investment of close to US$1 million to reinvigorate the island’s coral reefs through transplantation is reaping success. Coastal Information Systems Manager at the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Ramon Roach, confirmed that an examination of the coral fragments transplanted under the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Pilot Project showed that they were “doing okay”. He explained that the pilot project, which fell …

National Call For Sargassum Clean-Up

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Residents across Barbados are being encouraged to come out in their numbers on Saturday, June 24, to assist with a National Sargassum Cleanup from 6:00 a.m. Spearheaded by the National Conservation Commission (NCC), the cleanup will target beaches at Silver Sands, Long Beach and Hastings Rocks, Christ Church; Bathsheba, St. Joseph; Bath Beach, St. John; and the stretch from Hilton …

Second Environment Lecture Tomorrow

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The second in the series of post-lunch Environment Month lectures will be held tomorrow, Thursday, June 15, in the Environmental Protection Department’s conference room, Dalkeith, St. Michael, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Themed: Living sustainably… How people connect with nature, the lecture will be conducted by officials from the Natural Heritage Department. The lecture forms part of a series being conducted …