Cleanup Of Environs At Ann Hill School

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Over the last week, the Ann Hill School remained closed so that a cleanup of its environs could take place. And, most of the activity was completed on Saturday, with work being carried out on the environs of the school at Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael, including Irving Wilson School and Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary. Minister of Environment and National Beautification, …

Short-Term Action Plan For Cow Itch Problem

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A short-term action plan has been devised and will be implemented starting tomorrow to address the cow itch situation at Blackman and Gollop Primary School. During discussions this morning at the Staple Grove, Christ Church school, Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, and Acting Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Senator Lucille Moe, agreed that the cow …

Barbados Announces Plastics Ban From April 1

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From Monday, April 1, the importation, retail, sale and use of petro-based single-use plastic (plastic made from petroleum) will no longer be allowed in Barbados. Products such as single-use plastic cups; cutlery, including plastic knives, forks and spoons; stirrers; straws; plates; egg trays (both plastic and Styrofoam), and Styrofoam containers used in the culinary retail industry will be banned from …

Sustainable Development Agenda Relevant

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The sustainable development agenda is relevant to every fibre of the social, economic and environmental fabric of the Barbadian society. This view was expressed on Monday afternoon by Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, as he delivered remarks on behalf of Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley at the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Gallery. It has …

Prescod: SIDS Face Climate Change Threats

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Some Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face existential threats if the global greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced very rapidly. This reminder was issued recently during the CARICOM Climate Change Ministers Meeting at the Radisson Aquatica Resort. The meeting was held in preparation for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change …

Environment Minister Meets New Zealand Envoy

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With continuous interaction and dialogue, Barbados hopes to continue and enhance its relations with New Zealand. Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, made this comment today, during a courtesy call with New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Anton Ojala, at the Ministry’s office, Warrens Tower II, Warrens, St. Michael. The two officials focused on the issue of climate …

Invasive Alien Species Threats To Small Island States

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Invasive alien species, such as the Giant African Snail, the Lionfish and rats, are threats and can impact negatively on small island developing states such as those in the Caribbean, which are widely recognized as biodiversity hotspots. Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, pointed this out today, as he delivered the feature address at the Regional Inception Workshop …

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

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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 …

Message For International Day For The Preservation Of The Ozone Layer | 16 September, 2018

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A message by Minister of the Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, in observance of  International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on Sunday, September 16, 2018 – “Keep Cool and Carry On! The Montreal Protocol.” Dear Barbadians, “Keep Cool and Carry On” is the mantra adopted by the Montreal Protocol, as a message to all its members in …