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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 […]

Rat invasion

Rat invasion

Residents of Gittens Avenue, Bayland, St Michael were delighted that their community was finally being cleared of the high bush that served as home to rats and other pests and a potential hiding place for would-be thieves. However, joy quickly turned to dismay as the workers hired to de-bush the area left behind the rubbish […]

Bags of vermin-infested coconut shells dumped at bus stop

Bags of vermin-infested coconut shells dumped at bus stop

Yet another case of illegal dumping has left the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) hopping mad and questioning Barbadians’ love for their country. A vermin-infested pile of coconut shells was Friday afternoon removed from the bus stop near the former Banks Breweries headquarters in Wildey, St Michael. An upset SSA Public Relations Officer Carl Padmore complained an […]

South coast back to normal

South coast back to normal

Life is returning to normal on the south coast for residents, business owners and visitors, even though many are holding their breath that the awful stench of raw sewage the plagued them for several weeks is gone for good. The busy tourist belt had been affected by runoff from the faulty South Coast Sewerage Project, […]

Dirty job

Dirty job

Private waste haulers engaged by the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) to collect garbage in four parishes are being accused of doing such a poor job that SSA workers had to clean up after them. Concerns about the effectiveness of the garbage collection arrangement – under which the private truckers service St Philip, St Peter, St […]

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