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, …

Register For Operation S.O.S 2018

Nya Phillips Ministry News

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 …

Authorities Recommence Opening Of Sluice Gate

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The public is advised that until further notice, persons should stay out of the sea at Worthing Beach, Christ Church, from 6:00 in the evening until noon the following day. This caution by the Ministry of Health comes in response to the daily opening of the sluice gate at the Graeme Hall Swamp by the Drainage Division. Red flags, which …

NCC Working On Cleaning Sargassum

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Barbados’ south and east coasts are once again inundated by the sargassum seaweed. And, while the National Conservation Commission (NCC) already has daily cleanups in place along beaches on the south coast, it is encouraging individuals and community groups to help with the process. Interested persons or groups may contact the NCC at 425-1200, and submit their contact details so …

Barbados Establishes An Apiary Lab

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Efforts are under way to boost Barbados’ bee and honey production levels and to destigmatise the fear residents have of the natural pollinators. General Manager at the National Conservation Commission (NCC), Keith Neblett, said Barbados was the second country in the Caribbean to establish an apiary lab geared at detecting diseases among the island’s bee population and to determine the …

NCC Head: Barbados Has No Private Beaches

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There are no private beaches in Barbados. General Manager of the National Conservation Commission (NCC), Keith Neblett, made this clear today, and emphasised that the Barbadian public still had total access to the beaches across the island. He made these comments against the backdrop of an ongoing dispute between the management of the Crane Beach Hotel and beach vendors. Speaking …

Closure Of NCC Washroom Facilities For Easter

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

A number of washroom facilities run by the National Conservation Commission will be closed over the Easter holidays. Facilities at Half Moon Fort and River Bay, St. Lucy; Paynes Bay, St. James; Speightstown, St. Peter; Barclays Park, St. Andrew; Batts Rock, St. Michael; and Three Houses, St. Philip will be closed from tomorrow, Friday, March 30, and will reopen on …

Some NCC Facilities To Close On Christmas

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The public is advised that several of the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) public facilities will be closed on Monday, December 25. They are Speightstown, Half Moon Fort, Paynes Bay, Batts Rock, River Bay, Barclays Park and Three Houses Park. Normal operations will resume on Boxing Day, Tuesday December 26. The NCC regrets any inconvenience which may be caused. nya.phillips@barbados.gov.bb See …