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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 Project Manager, Ricardo Marshall, the launch is an effort to maintain a clean and healthy environment in Barbados, and to this end, a number of activities will occur throughout the year.

In addition to the launch at The Whim, there will also be other clean-up activities taking place tomorrow and on Sunday, July 1, including tree trimming at Brandons and Batts Rock beaches by the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) staff, starting at 7:00 a.m. The Ministry of Youth and Community Empowerment will also assist in carrying out debushing activities in the area of Popular Supermarket, Kendal Hill, Christ Church, from 7:00 a.m.

Also, on Saturday and Sunday, the Barbados Defence Force, the Soil Conservation Unit, the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation, along with personnel from the NCC, will continue their sargassum seaweed clean-up at River Bay, St. Lucy; Long Beach, Christ Church; and the coastal areas from Enterprise, Christ Church, to Drill Hall Beach, St. Michael. These activities will start at 7:00 a.m. on both days.

Mr. Marshall said that the weekend’s clean-up efforts were just the beginning, and the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification would be calling on the public in the future to support the campaign.

sheena.forde@barbados.gov.bb

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