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Activists Murray and Davis on an education mission

Activists Murray and Davis on an education mission

Activists Stokely Murray and David Davis have been sensitising residents and tourists, on the islands south coast, about best health practices amidst the ongoing sewage crisis. The two along with a group of concerned citizens travelled from Quayside Centre in Rockley, Christ Church, to Lanterns Mall in Hastings, handing out pamphlets entitled In The Event […]

Nearshore water at south coast beaches deemed safe

Nearshore water at south coast beaches deemed safe

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has disclosed that beaches, on the south coast, from Amaryllis to Worthing, Christ Church, are safe for recreational use. The department said the results of “special sampling” showed all the beaches assessed between December last year and January this year met the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) criterion for […]

CDPMN: No short term drought concerns for the Caribbean

CDPMN: No short term drought concerns for the Caribbean

The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) says despite concerns that long term drought is evolving in southern Haiti, there are currently no concerns over short term drought in the Caribbean up until the end of April this year. In its latest bulletin, the CDPMN noted that though “recent conditions indicate slight to […]

YEAR IN REVIEW – Hurricanes leave trail of destruction

YEAR IN REVIEW –  Hurricanes leave trail of destruction

The 2017 hurricane season left Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours with hair-raising lessons. Most striking perhaps is the fact that it’s no longer if a super storm will make landfall in our region, rather it’s when, where and whether or not we will be ready. Nothing could have prepared the Caribbean for what experts have […]

Stench returns

Stench returns

The perennial stench returned to the south coast tourist belt Friday morning, after an electrical outage at the sewage plant in St Lawrence, Christ Church resulted in a shut down of one of the pumps. Head of the Waste Water Department at the state-run Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Patricia Inniss confirmed the development, which she […]

Abrahams: Punish black smoke belchers

Abrahams: Punish black smoke belchers

Attorney-at-law Senator Wilfred Abrahams is calling on policymakers to enact legislation to punish drivers of vehicles that emit thick plumes of black smoke on the island’s roads. Stating that it was not only ZR vans and minibuses that belched thick black smoke, Abrahams said it seemed there was “a system where nobody actually cares what […]

Lives at risk

Lives at risk

There appears to be no end in sight to the suffering for the people of While Hill, St Andrew, who are facing a fresh danger to add to three years of water shortages, land slippage and an impassable main road. Residents of the rural community said they were scared that a tree that has begun […]

Help us!

Help us!

Fuming and frustrated residents of Government housing units in Kensington Lodge, The City say they are in desperate need of help, as they face a wide range of potentially dangerous problems in their homes and community. They say they have been neglected and left to contend with garbage pile-ups, overgrown bush, and homes that are […]

Sewage stink returns to south coast

Sewage stink returns to south coast

South coast residents and businesses are fearing a return of the worrying sewage problems that plagued the area last year. The people of Rendezvous and Worthing, Christ Church in particularly, said nothing but a permanent solution to the problem would do, after last week’s tropical depression caused yet another sewage spill. Barbados TODAY understands that […]

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