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

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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

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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. …

National Clean-Up Campaign Launch Tomorrow

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Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, will address the launch of the Ministry’s National Clean-Up and Beautification Campaign, tomorrow, Saturday, June 30, at The Whim, St. Peter, at 9:00 a.m. Themed: Many Hands, the clean-up campaign aims to decrease the amount of waste dumped across Barbados and the negative effects associated with such activities. According to the Ministry’s …

Underwater Cleanup At Folkestone On Saturday

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As Environment Month draws to a close, the Caribbean Environment Youth Network and the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification will host a number of activities at the Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve, St. James, on Saturday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Held under the theme: Beat Plastic Pollution, the activities include an underwater cleanup from 9:00 to 11:00 …

Register For Operation S.O.S 2018

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Members of the public will have the opportunity to not only learn how to swim but also understand ocean hazards, when the annual National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Operation S.O.S (Save Our Selves) programme gets under way from July 16 to August 29. The sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Browne’s Beach, Bay Street, St. …

Temporary Closure Of Section Of Heywoods Beach

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Members of the public are asked to note that a section of Heywoods Beach (North), Heywoods, St. Peter, has been temporarily closed and will remain so until Wednesday, August 15. This closure is to facilitate waterfront improvements being undertaken by Baird and Associates. However, the National Conservation Commission advises that the northern entrance to the beach will remain open to …

Beach Safety For Summer 2018

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Members of the public are advised that the lifeguard service at the Holetown Beach, Holetown, St. James, has been temporarily suspended until further notice. Management of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) explained that the service was suspended due to the absence of a tower and comfortable accommodation for lifeguards. However, as the summer vacation approaches, persons are encouraged to use …