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Stolen wings

Stolen wings

Health authorities Wednesday issued a warning to citizens to be on the look out for contaminated turkey wings after several cases from a contaminated shipment that were recently dumped at the Mangrove Landfill in St Thomas were apparently stolen from the landfill. Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Anton Best confirmed to Barbados TODAY Wednesday afternoon that the […]

Climate change no hoax, says Lowe

Climate change no hoax, says Lowe

Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe is challenging United States (US) president Donald Trump on climate change, suggesting the American leader did not fully appreciate the consequences of his position. Trump has said that climate change was a “hoax”; and has signed an executive order nullifying President Barack Obama’s climate change efforts while he […]

Israel wants to help cure Barbados’ water woes

Israel wants to help cure Barbados’ water woes

Israel may have the technological solution to Barbados’ water woes. The suggestion was made here Thursday by President of the Caribbean Israel Leadership Coalition (CILC) Andre Thomas, who told reporters there was more than enough Israeli technology to help the island resolve its water shortages. “Barbados has water problems and there is more than enough Israeli […]

BWA: South coast stink partly self-inflicted

BWA: South coast stink partly self-inflicted

Residents and businesses operating on the south coast must take a significant portion of the blame for the running sewage, which caused a stink on the tourist belt last year, according to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). During a walkthrough of Perone Village, Worthing, Christ Church yesterday morning, BWA’s Industrial Waste Inspector Nichole Austin told […]

New Sandals resort raises eyebrows

New Sandals resort raises eyebrows

Concerns are being raised about possible environmental damage at Dover Woods, Christ Church as a result of the construction of Sandals Royal Barbados resort, the new all-suite property that began as an expansion of the company’s existing resort. Sustainability enthusiast Jim Webster said he was worried that the US$160 million development was affecting the area’s […]

Lowe defends SSA move

Lowe defends SSA move

Government has ordered an immediate review of the $411 per hour rate for private waste haulers who have been assisting the state-run Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) since last October with its national garbage collection. However, Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe today denied that his ministry had already gone ahead and unilaterally […]

Plastic bag initiative hits a snag

Plastic bag initiative hits a snag

With three months to go before the May 1, commencement date for shoppers to pay 20 cents per plastic bag at some of the island’s leading supermarkets and retail stores, the initiative is getting strong resistance from some customers while some retailers are expressing reservations about implanting the fee. However, organizer of the scheme, advocacy […]

Private waste haulers protest cuts to their fees

Private waste haulers protest cuts to their fees

Details have emerged of a bitter quarrel between Government and private waste haulers over a change in remuneration for the collection of garbage. Barbados TODAY has obtained copies of letters exchanged between the truckers and both the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) and Minister of Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe in which the haulers complained […]

Williams Group donates reusable shopping bags

Williams Group donates reusable shopping bags

In an attempt to help reduce the number of plastic bags entering the local landfill, one private sector organization has embarked on a drive to supply the market with approximately 7,000 reusable shopping bags. As part of the initiative the Williams Group of companies Wednesday presented the Future Centre Trust (FCT) with 500 burlock bags. The […]

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