Authorities Recommence Opening Of Sluice Gate

Joy Springer Top Stories

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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham banner, Top Stories

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 …

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. …

Call For Arbor Day Exhibitors

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Persons who have a passion for the environment, or who may have a product or service that comes from trees or is environmentally friendly, are being encouraged to sign up for this year’s Environmental Arbor Expo and Farmers’ Market. Interested persons are asked to complete and submit their applications to the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) headquarters at Codrington, St. Michael, …