Barbadians Encouraged To Plant More Trees

Sheena Forde Top Stories

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 …

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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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

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 …