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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 […]

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 […]

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