Concern Over Adaptation Fund Funding

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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 …

SnapIt Photo Winners Receive Prizes

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Some of Barbados’ best kept environmental secrets were captured on camera by students participating in the SnapIt Photo-Essay competition. This is the view of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, Edison Alleyne, who, after a review of the top entries, stated that “Barbados remains one of the most picturesque places on earth with its beautiful beaches, …

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 …

Ministry & Polytechnic Sign Memorandum

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Ministry of the Environment and Drainage (MED) formalised its relationship with the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that would facilitate an upgrade of the institution’s equipment. The signing ceremony was held at the SJPP, and formed part of the Ministry’s celebrations to observe the International Day for the Preservation of …

Sign Up For Morgan Lewis Beach Cleanup

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Barbados’ beaches will be in focus this Saturday, September 17, when the country joins worldwide celebrations to mark International Coastal Cleanup Day. Members of the public are invited to participate in the activities to observe the day, one of which is a cleanup at Morgan Lewis Beach in St. Andrew. Officials from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Ministry …