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

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 …

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 …

Government To Stamp Out HCFCs By 2030

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

By the year 2030, all products containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) should be phased out in Barbados. And, in the short term, Government is looking at reducing local consumption of these harmful chemicals, which damage the ozone layer by 35 per cent, within another two years. Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, said these were the targets of the Ministry’s …

Government Eyeing Chemical Weapons Legislation

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Government is looking to establish a policy statement on chemical weapons, which will be followed by the requisite legislation to mitigate the threats of chemical hazards to Barbados. Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, made this disclosure this morning at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, while delivering the feature address at the opening of a three-day planning meeting of …

SSA Not Responsible For Fairchild Street Pile Up

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Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, yesterday sought to dispel claims that the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) was responsible for the pile up of garbage near the old Fairchild Street Market in Bridgetown. Speaking on site as a team, comprising staff of his Ministry and the SSA removed the refuse, Minister Prescod explained that the SSA, given its …

BCC Lecturer: Reopen Alma Parris School

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Barbados Community College Tutor and Co-ordinator of the inaugural Reading Clinic for boys, Dr. Astra Babb, has called for the re-opening of the Alma Parris School to cater to a growing number of students with reading and other learning challenges. Speaking at the closing ceremony for the four-week camp this morning, Dr. Babb implored Minister of the Environment and National …

Environment Minister Meets Canadian Envoy

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“Canada has been a very good friend to Barbados, we deem it a special privilege, this friendship, and hope to forge stronger bonds”, Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod stated, as he was paid a courtesy call by the Canadian High Commissioner, Marie Legault. Minister Prescod engaged the High Commissioner on several topics including recycling, coral and marine …