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Region lacks capacity to deal with severe weather, says climate change expert

Region lacks capacity to deal with severe weather, says climate change expert

One climate change expert has said that the Caribbean does not have the capacity to deal with the impact of severe weather patterns that have been affecting the region in recent times. The deputy director and science advisor of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Dr Ulric Trotz, was speaking on the sidelines of […]

Stuart, Lowe focus on waste disposal

Stuart, Lowe focus on waste disposal

Barbadians have been called upon to take greater responsibility for their waste disposal, as the country moves towards a green economy. Minister for the Environment Denis Lowe, told Parliament during debate on a Resolution for the Green Economy Scoping Study, that Barbados has moved from producing less than 200 tonnes of waste per day in […]

Blame beachgoers

Blame beachgoers

The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is being hit with a hefty water bill each month because beachgoers are not turning off taps in public bathrooms and shower facilities. Speaking to the media Friday morning at NCC’s Codrington, St Michael headquarters, General Manager Keith Neblett said there was too much water wastage at facilities which the Commission […]

New deal to cut greenhouse gases

New deal to cut greenhouse gases

Nearly 200 nations have agreed a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a major move against climate change that prompted loud cheers when it was announced on Saturday. The deal, which includes the world’s two biggest economies, the United States and China, divides countries into three […]

No more hell

No more hell

Halls Road residents who had expressed frustration that a bushy, dirty canal in their community was serving as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, say they have finally got a measure of relief. But they are calling on the authorities to ensure that it is not a short-term solution. Personnel from the National Conservation Commission de-bushed […]

Insufficient funds

Insufficient funds

Controversial waste hauler Anderson Fat Child Cherry said this afternoon that the $5 million allocated by Government for a national clean up campaign was short of what was needed for the campaign to be effective. In presenting the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals on Tuesday, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler announced that Government would […]

Lowe blow

Lowe blow

The trading of insults between controversial waste hauler Anderson Fat Child Cherry and Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe has been “swept” onto the streets.  Cherry – the man behind Jose Y Jose Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc – has now decided to speak through his compactor garbage trucks which he […]

Statement from Ministry of Health on microcephaly

Statement from Ministry of Health on microcephaly

The Ministry of Health is investigating the cause of microcephaly in two babies delivered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) this week. The doctors at the QEH are carrying out investigations to determine whether the birth defects are linked to the Zika virus or cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy. Microcephaly is a birth defect in which […]

Alarmist

Alarmist

The state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA) today painted a top official of the Future Centre Trust (FCT) as a scaremonger, as he challenged statements made by the official regarding the quality of the local drinking water. In an interview with Barbados TODAY Thursday, Advocacy Director of the Trust Kammie Holder questioned the official position of health […]

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