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Illegal dumping hurting SBRC

26 January 2016

LAW-BREAKING GARBAGE HAULERS are being blamed for the underperformance of the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC). Contractor for the centre Dr Ralph “Bizzy” Williams said instead of receiving about 1 000 tons of garbage a day, the company was only collecting... Read More

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Fogging Schedule January 26 to 28

26 January 2016

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme this week aimed at controlling the Aedes Aegypti mosquito population. On Tuesday: The unit will be in St Michael, where Government Hill, Erdiston Road, Pine Hill Road, Pine Gardens,... Read More

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Ministry of Health statement on Zika

23 January 2016

IN LIGHT OF RECENT PRESS REPORTS about the risk to pregnant women by the Zika virus, the Ministry of Health in Barbados wishes to highlight the following. Pregnant women and women of childbearing age should avoid exposure to mosquito bites by wearing clothing with... Read More

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2016 fogging programme starts Monday

16 January 2016

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health will officially start its 2016 fogging programme, aimed at controlling the Aedes Aegypti mosquito population, on Monday, January 18. Monday: Fogging takes place in St James in the areas of Holetown, 1st and 2nd Streets,... Read More

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Cherry: Quarry not a dump

04 January 2016

The quarry filled with paper, metallic and plastic waste located in Lears, St Michael, is not an illegal dumping site, but a waste recycling plant, claims operator Anderson Cherry. Last week an anonymous caller accused the owner of operating an illegal dumping site.... Read More

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Frustrating fight

04 January 2016

CITIZEN-LED ACTION could soon be drafted into the fight against widespread illegal dumping. And there will also be a “Wall of Shame”, if a director of the Future Centre Trust has his way. Tired of tackling the perennial problem of littering and dumping, of cleaning... Read More

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Road and housing solutions for White Hill residents

18 December 2015

MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS Michael Lashley said $5 million has been allocated for phase one of a long term road works solution in White Hill, St Andrew. Yesterday a team started the construction of a temporary road to give residents of the area access, but Lashley,... Read More

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NATION Extra - White Hill residents appeal for help

12 December 2015

Residents of White Hill, St Andrew want Government to come to their aid since the land on which their homes are built is slipping away. It has been more than a year since the land started slipping and more homes are slowly falling apart. Read More

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Slipping away

11 December 2015

THINGS ARE CONTINUING to go downhill in White Hill, St Andrew, in both the figurative and literal senses. The decades-long saga took a turn for the worse last November, and yesterday residents showed the WEEKEND NATION it was not getting any better. Jacqline George... Read More

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Residents blame landfill for stench

09 December 2015

THE EARLY HOURS OF the morning and evenings have become very uncomfortable for some Arch Hall, St Thomas residents. And they are attributing the blame for a smell enveloping the district to sewage being dumped at the Mangrove Landfill located upwind. Gary Browne... Read More

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Fogging Schedule for December 7 to 11

06 December 2015

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S Vector Control Unit will deploy its fogging team throughout several parishes from Monday to Friday. On Monday: The unit will visit St John, where the areas of Society, Sargeant Street, College Land and the environs will be fogged. On Tuesday:... Read More

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Road closures for BWA projects

25 November 2015

THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY (BWA) wishes to inform the public that as part of the mains laying project in package ‘A’ there will be a partial road closure along the junction at the Padmore Village Development, St Philip. The partial closure will be in effect from... Read More

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Spruce up for popular Christ Church beach

25 November 2015

GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN eased of beautifying one Christ Church beach after locals decided the area needed a clean-up. Facilitator Barbara Bryan told Nation Online this morning that the group of beach users realised enterprise Beach, popularly known as Miami Beach, looked... Read More

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Fogging Schedule November 23 to 27

22 November 2015

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week, when its fogging programme moves into several parishes. On Monday: Areas to be fogged in St James are 1st and 2nd Street Holetown, Sunset Crest,... Read More

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‘All’s not well’ with water tanks

03 November 2015

SOME RESIDENTS of rural water-scarce communities are expressing mixed emotions about the waters tanks installed in their area. James Catlin, of Ginger Works in Branchbury, St Joseph, said while there were “upsides” to the tanks, they were not secured and feared the... Read More

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Fogging Schedule November 2 to 6

01 November 2015

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito this week when its fogging programme moves into several parishes. On Monday: Areas to be fogged in St Lucy and St Peter will be Crab Hill, Stroud Bay,... Read More

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Minister denies Cahill claims

28 October 2015

MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT Dr Denis Lowe is insisting that the Government has not invested any money into the embattled Cahill Project. Further, he said any money spent on the preparation of documents will be reimbursed by the proponent and that Barbados had to... Read More

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Fogging Schedule October 12 to 16

10 October 2015

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week, when its fogging programme moves into several parishes. On Monday: Areas to be fogged in St John and St Philip will be College Savannah, Blades... Read More

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Fogging Schedule October 5 To 9

03 October 2015

IN AN EFFORT TO RID the island of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the Vector Control Unit will target several parishes from Monday to Friday between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. On Monday: The team will visit the parish of St Joseph where they will fog Sugar Hill, Chimborazo,... Read More

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Early morning tremor

03 October 2015

SEISMIC ACTIVITY continued off the northeast coast of Barbados Saturday, with a small tremor recorded in the early hours of the morning. At 2:05 a.m., the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies recorded a 3.9 magnitude tremor 171 kilometres... Read More

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Gully tour and green monkey study to be undertaken

02 October 2015

BARBADOS’ GULLY ASSESSMENT programme is to be revived, and a new study of the Green Monkey undertaken. This is according to Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr Denis Lowe, whose Ministry is in the process of planning a tour of some of the island’s gullies... Read More

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