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Foul situation on west coast

Foul situation on west coast

Restaurant owner Michael Henry has been complaining about a foul situation on the west coast for almost three years now. However, over the past few days the problem, which can be linked back to an overflowing sewage well, proved too much for the owner of Surfside Restaurant and his guests to continuously stomach, as the […]

Oistins stink

Oistins stink

The man seeking to take the Christ Church South seat from Minister of Health John Boyce is raising a stink over the conditions in which vendors at Oistins Bay Garden are forced to operate. Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Ralph Thorne, QC, has described the condition as a disgrace, and has called on the […]

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 […]

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