NCC Appoints 103 Workers From April 1

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Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe and General Manager of the National Conservation Commission , Keith Neblett, congratulating some of the appointed NCC workers yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The National Conservation Commission has appointed 103 workers with effect from April 1. Of this number, only eight persons were hired since the NCC’s retrenchment exercise three years ago, seven of …

Sealy: Nothing Wrong With Worthing Beach

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After a quick sea bath at Worthing Beach, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, removed the signs which declared the beach closed. (J.Weekes/BGIS) “There is nothing wrong with Worthing Beach.” These words of assurance came from Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, as he spoke to the media this morning after having a routine sea bath …

Watercraft Operators Meeting Dec. 6

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Jet ski and watercraft operators are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, December 6, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, Constitution Road, St. Michael, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is being called by the National Conservation Commission, in conjunction with the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, the Barbados Tourism Product Authority, the Ministry of International Transport and the Royal …

User Fees At Folkestone From Dec. 19

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The National Conservation Commission (NCC) will be implementing user fees on all vessels using the provided mooring buoys within the Folkestone Marine Reserve, with effect from Monday, December 19. Mooring fees for Class 1 vessels (up to 25 persons) is $587.50 per annum; Class 2 vessels (26 to 80 persons), $1,880 per annum; Class 3 vessels (81 to 200 persons), …

NCC To Host 50th Anniversary Showcase

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As part of its activities to mark Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence, the National Conservation Commission (NCC) will showcase its work over the last 46 years from tomorrow, Friday, November 11, until Tuesday, November 29. Members of the public are invited to visit the NCC’s Codrington, St. Michael headquarters from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to …

Schools Urged To Get Pride Of Barbados

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Principals of primary and secondary schools across Barbados are being urged to contact the Public Relations Department of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) to obtain their Pride of Barbados plants. The NCC is donating two Pride of Barbados plants to schools across the island as part of its activities to mark the country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. Those schools which …

Queen’s Park Gets An Upgrade

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Queen’s Park is being upgraded to coincide with Barbados’ celebration of its 50th anniversary of Independence. Speaking at a press briefing this morning following a tour of the park, Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, stated that not only did the refurbishment project aim to promote the park’s rich history, but also to “encourage increased utilisation of …

Arbor Day Celebrations 2016 Reminder

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The public is invited to the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Environmental/Arbor Expo tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, at its Codrington, St. Michael headquarters from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The expo forms part of global celebrations to mark National Arbor Day, celebrated annually on September 22, under the theme: Arbor 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of Independence with Pride. This year’s event …

New Plant Species Produced At NCC

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Six plants have been produced using in-vitro at the National Conservation Commission (NCC) through its Tissue Culture Laboratory. This was revealed by General Manager, Keith Neblett, during the National Arbor Day ceremony at Independence Square yesterday. This year’s National Arbor Day was held under the theme: Arbor 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of Independence with Pride. The Lab, which was launched …

Sign Up For Morgan Lewis Beach Cleanup

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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 …