Change Of Dates For Arbor Day Expo

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are advised that there has been a change of dates for this year’s Environmental Arbor Expo and Farmers’ Market. The official opening ceremony will now be held on Friday, September 29, at the National Conservation Commission (NCC), Codrington, St. Michael, at 9:00 a.m., while the Expo will run until September 30. Minister of the Environment and …

Ministry Of Agriculture Plant Clinic

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management will hold a plant clinic on the National Conservation Commission’s compound to coincide with celebrations for Arbor Day. The clinic will be held on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30, at the Commission’s Codrington, St. Michael headquarters, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Persons attending the event …

Arbor Day Expo & Farmers Market

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

In celebration of Arbor Day 2017, the National Conservation Commission (NCC) will be hosting its annual Environmental/Arbor Day Expo & Farmer’s Market from Friday, September 22 to Saturday, September 23. The official Arbor Day and tree planting ceremony, as well as the opening of the Expo, will take place at the NCC grounds, Codrington, St. Michael on Friday, September 22. …

Skills Of Local Lifeguards Commended

Julia Rawlins-Bentham banner, Ministry News

Barbados can boast of having the most qualified and professional lifeguards in the English-speaking Caribbean. Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, Nicole Taylor, expressed this view today as the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Operation – S.O.S. (Save Our Selves) programme was relaunched at Browne’s Beach. Speaking during the official opening ceremony, Mrs. Taylor also …

NCC: Use Beaches With Lifeguards

Julia Rawlins-Bentham banner, Ministry News

With summer vacation about to enter its third week, sea bathers are being encouraged to go to the beaches manned by lifeguards for their own safety. The National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Lifeguard Service is also urging beach users to adhere to all instructions given by lifeguards and observe the flags posted at beaches warning them of possible or imminent danger. …

Swim Classes Postponed Until Next Week

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Swim classes under the Operations Save Our Selves (SOS) programme, hosted by the National Conservation Commission, and originally slated to begin tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19, have been postponed due to the inclement weather. The first class of the six-week programme will now take place on Wednesday, July 26, at Brownes Beach, Bay Street, St. Michael. Participants are asked to meet …

Reminder For Arbor Day Exhibitors

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Persons who wish to exhibit their goods and services during this year’s Arbor Day Expo and Farmers’ Market are reminded that they need to complete and submit their applications to the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) headquarters at Codrington, St. Michael, as soon as possible. Alternatively, they may also call the NCC’s PR/Marketing Department at 425-1200/1202/1212. Potential exhibitors may also visit …

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 …

S.O.S Programme Returns This Summer

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn how to swim when the National Conservation Commission (NCC) hosts its Operation Save Our Selves (SOS) programme from July 19 to August 23. Registration is now open for persons 10 years and older for the six-week programme, which will be held at Brownes Beach, Bay Street, St. Michael (near the …