Barbadians Encouraged To Plant More Trees

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The importance of trees and their impact on the environment is even more significant today than it was 100 years ago when Arbor Day was initially celebrated. Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, made this assertion as he delivered opening remarks on Saturday at the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Arbor Day Celebrations at the National Botanical Gardens, at …

National Arbor Day Is September 22

Sheena Forde Ministry News

This year the National Conservation Commission will celebrate National Arbor Day, on Saturday, September 22, at the National Botanical Gardens, Codrington, St. Michael, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The theme is TREES: The Circle of Life. Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, will deliver the feature address at the 21st Anniversary Arbor Day Award celebrations, at which Senior Laboratory …

Nearly 100 Learn To Swim At Operation S.O.S

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Approximately 100 Barbadians now have a skill that they can take with them throughout their lives – the ability to swim. They took part in this year’s Operation S.O.S – Save Our Selves – programme, which is held every summer by the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Lifeguard Service, for persons 10 years old and over. The seven-week programme was held …

Temporary Closure Of Section Of Heywoods Beach

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The National Conservation Commission has advised the public that Heywoods Beach (North), St. Peter, will be temporarily closed until Saturday, December 15. The closure is to facilitate Phase Two of waterfront improvements being undertaken by Baird and Associates. The public is asked to be guided by personnel from Baird and Associates and to follow the instructions strategically posted on signage …

NCC’s E-mail Changed

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The public is asked to note that in keeping with Government’s policy regarding email accounts, the National Conservation Commission (NCC) will be utilising ncc@ncc.gov.bb as its official email address with immediate effect. As a result, the NCC is advising its customers, clients, partners, suppliers and the general public that the email address ncc@caribsurf.com will no longer be used in correspondence …

Temporary Closure Of Worthing Beach

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The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Beautification wishes to advise the public that during the repair and restoration of the South Coast Sewerage network, Worthing Beach will remain closed until further notice. The continued closure comes as a result of wastewater entering the Graeme Hall Swamp. In an effort to protect the swamp and its environs, in addition to keeping the wastewater …

Update On Worthing Beach

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Worthing Beach will remain closed to ensure that the ecological conditions of the swamp and its environs are restored. This is according to Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, who said “we have a sensitive and delicate eco-system and it is critical that the balance is right”. The decision was made following discussions by a Cabinet Sub-Committee comprising …

Be Beach Smart – Your Life Depends On It

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The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is reminding locals and visitors alike to be “beach smart” this summer, as their lives depend on it. According to Special Projects Officer at the NCC, Ricardo Marshall, being beach smart is about “understanding and recognising the potential dangers, learning how to avoid them and knowing how to help someone if they get into trouble”. …

S.O.S Summer Programme Launches

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The annual National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) summer programme S.O.S (Save Our Selves) will be launched tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, at Browne’s Beach, Bay Street, St. Michael, beginning at 9:00 a.m. General Manager of the NCC, Keith Neblett, will address the ceremony, after which the first session will begin at 10:00 a.m. The programme will be held every Wednesday until August 29, …

New Boards Appointed At SSA & NCC

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) has a new Board, which will be chaired by Jeffrey Headley. The other members are: David Denny, Senator Rudy Grant, Hal Ifill, Carolyn Maynard, Kirt Trotman, Fabian Sargeant, Glenroy Wade, Barry Wilkinson, and the Permanent Secretaries in the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment or their nominees. …