Ministry Seeking To Address Noise Pollution

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, wants his Ministry to urgently address environmental issues and other activities that create nuisances and health risks for the public, such as noise pollution. Mr. Prescod expressed this wish while speaking at the opening ceremony of a four-day training seminar on Community Noise Enforcement, at the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), at the …

WHO Suggests A Multi-Sectorial Approach

Shamkoe Pilé Top Stories

Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Joy St. John, has urged Barbados to take a multi-sectorial approach to climate change, health and other environmental issues. She made these recommendations recently during a joint-ministerial courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Jerome Walcott. He was joined by Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. …

New ‘Solid Waste’ Website & Board Game

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Project Management Co-ordination Unit (PMCU), formerly the Solid Waste Project Unit, has launched a new interactive website to inform and educate Barbadians about proper solid waste management. The website, www.solid.gov.bb, will provide an accessible technological interface between the PMCU and members of the general public. It replaces the old website, which was in existence from the late 1990s to …

Environment Ministry To Assist Fun Ranch

Nya Phillips Top Stories

The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification is willing to assist in the development of local youth empowerment organisation, Nature Fun Ranch, into a more viable green space. Minister Trevor Prescod gave this indication following a recent tour of the Bruce Vale, St. Andrew facility, which seeks to help at-risk youth through holistic living. The Nature Fun Ranch is located …

National Clean-Up Campaign Launch Tomorrow

Sheena Forde Ministry News

Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, will address the launch of the Ministry’s National Clean-Up and Beautification Campaign, tomorrow, Saturday, June 30, at The Whim, St. Peter, at 9:00 a.m. Themed: Many Hands, the clean-up campaign aims to decrease the amount of waste dumped across Barbados and the negative effects associated with such activities. According to the Ministry’s …

Collaboration Key In Sargassum Battle

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Government has adopted a “holistic approach”, inclusive of the private sector, to deal with the influx of sargassum seaweed affecting coastal areas. This was revealed last Friday by Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, as he expressed concern about the impact of the seaweed on the shoreline and marine life, during a press conference at Bath Beach, St. …

Sanitation Issues High On Minister’s Agenda

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Garbage collection was first on the agenda for new Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, as he met with officials from the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) on Monday afternoon. Mr. Prescod explained that the meeting was necessary as issues related to garbage collection were on the Mission Critical List which outlines priority issues to be tackled by Government. …