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Clean up effort launched by hotels

With Barbados listed among the countries in the region on watch for the spread of the Zika virus, hoteliers and business operators on the island’s south coast have been proactive in seeking to reduce mosquito breeding in the area.

Members of the clean up team showing some of the trash they collected. Discarded car tyres were also among the items removed.

Members of the clean up team showing some of the trash they collected. Discarded car tyres were also among the items removed.

In an effort led by the Ocean Two Resort, and which also involved other hotels, such as Sandals and Time Out, staffers and other support personnel started a clean-up campaign of the Dover, Christ Church area and its environs early yesterday morning.

“This is essentially a community project to reduce the incidence of mosquito breeding, particularly the aedes aegypti mosquito which we all know can be very harmful,” said Paul Collymore, the operations manager at Ocean Two Resort.

“We started with an inspection of the area and we are mobilizing teams to remove the trash and discarded items that can harbour and breed mosquitoes,” he added.

Collymore explained that the efforts had the backing of the Ministry of Health and would be ongoing to make Barbados safe for both residents and visitors.

Hotels in the area are also moving to strengthen their vector control programmes.

Before yesterday’s start of the clean up campaign, residents, hoteliers and other business operators in the area attended a meeting at the Ocean Two Resort on Monday where Minister of Health John Boyce and environmental health officers were present.

3 Responses to Clean up effort launched by hotels

  1. Venice Daisley
    Venice Daisley February 5, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Congrats keep it up.

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    STOP the music! I travel on public transport daily have to play hop scotch to sit on a seat, dirty shoe prints on seats, spilt drinks, spit, chewing gum stuck to the seat, dog poo on the upper deck passengers sat comfortable inhaling the stench whilst I made a sharp exit. The UK is blessed with litter bins, bins for dog poo and yet some people refused to use the bins provided. The rats in Saltley Gate know the green cross code, they don’t even run when they see a human or when the bus pull up at the bus stop. The rat turning up at Tescos in the customer’s delivery made headlines yesterday. It’s up to all adult’s humans to keep their country clean!

  3. Chris Wright February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Whenever I have the opportunity to drive around the island on my visits I am appalled by the strew garbage and discarded appliances. While visiting last month on my way to Jackmans as I drove through Waterford there was an old refrigerator thrown into a ‘cart road’ about thirty feet from the road.
    There are also too many car skeletons sitting on blocks which seems to be there only as a memorial to the owner and apparently for sentimental purposes. The owners of these old cars should be cited if there are not removed to a recycling center in an allotted time. I remember there was a time when sanitary inspectors were on the beat to make sure the environment was taken care of for health reasons.
    It is very sad to see those who know better and who cares for the island and environs, have to go around cleaning up after those who could care less. Have some PRIDE in our island. KEEP IT CLEAN.


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