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Barbados was well represented at the recently concluded Wider Caribbean Land- Based Sources of Marine Pollution (LBS) Protocol Collage Competition, placing third among entries from across the region.?? The collage was constructed by a team of students from Codrington Primary School, comprised of 14-year-olds Marius Bemhardt, Millie Prow and Bridget Masterton.

Bemhardt, Prow and Masterton qualified to represent Barbados after winning the national level of the collage competition with their entry that best illustrated how the coastline and marine environment could be protected from land-based sources of pollution. Their winning entry then advanced to be judged at the regional level where the team was awarded third place, US$500 and an opportunity to visit Jamaica.

??Under the theme, A Future that is pollution Free – Join Hands to Protect our Caribbean Sea, the competition was held by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Ministry of Environment and Drainage, in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN). The competition catered to children ages 12 to 18 who entered through schools, environmental clubs, faith-based organisations, and community and youth groups from various English-speaking Caribbean nations.


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