International Coastal Clean-Up Day

Members of the public are invited to come out and join the clean-up efforts at the Morgan Lewis Beach in St. Andrew on Saturday, September 21 in celebration of International Coastal Clean-up Day.

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environmental Network (CYEN), will be conducting beach clean-ups along Barbados??? coastline. During the day, data will be collected for use in the EPD???s National Marine Litter Monitoring Programme.

Interested persons are asked to register with the EPD by calling 310-3600 by Wednesday, September 18. Transportation and refreshments will be provided for those who register on or before this deadline.

All registered participants who need transportation are asked to assemble at the EPD???s office in the L.V. Harcourt Lewis Building, Dalkeith, St. Michael by 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, for a 5:30 a.m. departure to the beach. Those taking part in the clean-up, who do not require transportation, are asked to assemble at the Conrad Hunte Sports Club, Shorey Village, St. Andrew by 6:00 a.m.

Members of the public are also invited to join the CYEN clean-up at Long Beach, Christ Church, on Saturday, September 21, beginning at 6:00 a.m. For more information on this, interested persons may call 437-6055/56.

Meanwhile, members of social and community groups interested in hosting their own clean-up events are asked to contact the National Conservation Commission and the EPD before doing so.??

SJPP Lecture to Examine Innovation for Sustainable Development

The Ninth Annual Samuel Jackman Prescod Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 7.00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP).

Historian and Head of the Department of History at the Barbados Community College, Trevor Marshall, will deliver the lecture entitled: The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic in the 21st Century: Innovation for Sustainable Development.??

Members of the public are invited to attend.??

St. Peter Council Conducting Survey??

The St. Peter Constituency Council will soon be visiting households within that constituency to conduct a Needs Assessment Survey.??

The Survey which begins next Saturday, September 21, will assist the Council in the formulation of relevant projects, programmes and activities.

Residents are advised that investigators will carry appropriate identification and the information given will be treated with confidence.??

Free Gospel Concert in Speightstown Tomorrow

Reach Out is the title of a free gospel concert which will take place at the Speightstown Esplanade, St. Peter, tomorrow, Saturday, September 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The event is being hosted by the St. Peter HIV/AIDS Education Committee, in collaboration with the Community Development Department.??

There will be performances by Repaired Worship Ministries, The Silvertones of Barbados, Calvary Baptist Church combined Choir and saxophonist, Ricky Niles.

The public is invited to attend and contribute donations of non-perishable food items for the HIV Food Bank.

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