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Hard road to travel

06 May 2016

THE UP AGAIN, down again tale of White Hill, St Andrew, is decidedly down again. The road, connecting Hillaby on one side to Cane Garden and the heart of St Andrew on the other, is again in a deplorable state. Residents were feeling hopeful in December last year... Read More

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DUMP DIP

03 May 2016

ALMOST ONE YEAR after Government introduced the controversial tipping fee, Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC) is seeing a significant drop in the amount of waste being deposited there. Chairman of the SBRC, Ralph “Bizzy” Williams, said it had fallen by... Read More

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Dumping grief

29 April 2016

PEOPLE LIVING in Charnocks, Christ Church, are concerned about a troubled man in the neighbourhood who has been strewing garbage along a large piece of land, but the man is only part of the problem. When the WEEKEND NATION team investigated, the amount of garbage... Read More

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White Hill shock over road closure

28 April 2016

THE EARLY Christmas present given to residents of land-slippage prone White Hill, St Andrew, has now been taken away. And that is because workmen from the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) turned up yesterday and erected three signal poles with cement and a sign... Read More

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White Hill targeted

27 April 2016

WHITE HILL, St Peter was the site of another clean-up as health officials continued to bear down on illegal dumpers across the island. A team led by environmental health officer Ryle Rock had the location cleared on Monday of about ten truckloads of garbage after... Read More

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Batts Rock gets a fresh look

26 April 2016

A SECTION of Batts Rock, St Michael, is taking on an eye-catching look. An area leading from the hillside down to the shoreline is being landscaped and has enhanced the environmental appeal. This forms part of the old roadway, which is expected to be closed off... Read More

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Health inspectors on the job

24 April 2016

WAY BEFORE sunrise they are on the prowl for acts of illegal dumping. From up north in Clinketts, St Lucy to down south in Long Beach, Christ Church, officers from the Ministry of Health have been intensely engaged over the past week keeping watch on pesky perpetrators.... Read More

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Officials probing fishkill

24 April 2016

HUNDREDS OF BIG EYE JACKS have washed up on a stretch of East Coast beach and environment officials aren’t quite sure why. Right now, their best guess is low oxygen levels in the water. Yesterday morning the dead silver scale fish were the first thing that greeted... Read More

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Dump bad habit, warns BWA

24 April 2016

CEASE AND DESIST with immediate effect. With the rising disquiet caused by illegal dumping recently, a Barbados Water Authority (BWA) official is now sending a strong message to those who engage in the habit. BWA’s water quality technologist Alex Ifill has cautioned... Read More

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Dry pond a blow for farmer

06 March 2016

If you did not believe the drought in Barbados was real before, believe it now. Acting general manager of the Barbados Water Authority, Dr John Mwansa, announced that beginning last Tuesday restrictions would be placed on water usage across the island until May 31.... Read More

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Truck drivers ‘dumping’

06 March 2016

ILLEGAL DUMP SITES are popping up all over Barbados, putting pressure on the Sanitation Service Authority and Government’s environmental health department. While the SUNDAY SUN was unable to reach officials, a source said that a nationwide effort was being formulated... Read More

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City project focuses on environmental health

18 February 2016

VECTOR BORNE ILLNESSES will be the topic of a town hall meeting which will take place at the St Ambrose Parish Centre on the corner of Cypress and Oxley Streets in the City, on Monday, February 29. Pauline Jack, a social work student at The University of the West... Read More

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Caribbean should prepare for landslides and flooding

15 February 2016

BRIDGETOWN – The drought conditions which have affected the region since late 2014 to early 2015 are expected to subside by the start of the 2016 Hurricane Season; but in their place the Caribbean should prepare for the risks of landslides and flash floods. This... Read More

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UPDATE: Oil leak contained

14 February 2016

IT IS A LEAK, AND NOT A SPILL. But officials from the Barbados Port and Simpson Oil Limited (SOL) have contained the oil which started entering the sea at the Port earlier. Two areas along the quay have been excavated in an effort to pinpoint the location. ... Read More

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Historic building coming down

14 February 2016

A BUILDING that was once owned by the Quakers of Bridgetown, the Methodists and by the Barbados Telephone Company will soon be disappearing from the City landscape. Demolition work on the building at the junction of Lucas and Coleridge Streets started last night... Read More

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Fogging Schedule February 8 to 12

06 February 2016

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week aimed at controlling the Aedes aegypti mosquito population. On Monday: The team will be in St Michael, where areas to be fogged include Bush Hall Road, Military Road, Bush... Read More

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Arawak cleans up, but may not be cause of spill

06 February 2016

Arawak Cement Plant might not be responsible for Thursday’s oil spill after all. After an investigation and clean-up on Shermans Beach, St Lucy, by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), there is now some doubt over exactly what is going on in the waters... Read More

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Cherry: Govt dumping cash

31 January 2016

EMBATTLED WASTE HAULER Anderson Cherry has lashed out at Government, accusing it of wasting money even though there was a cheaper alternative to dealing with the 1 000 tonnes of waste generated on the island daily. He has also taken a turn in the man behind the Sustainable... Read More

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Illegal to create your own garbage dump, says Bizzy

31 January 2016

RALPH “BIZZY” WILLIAMS has hit back at businessman Anderson Cherry, saying the waste hauler should understand Barbados was a place of laws. His comment was in response to an angry letter sent by Cherry to the media yesterday. “Mr Cherry should wake up and get... Read More

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Fogging Schedule February 1 to 5

30 January 2016

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week aimed at controlling the Aedes Aegypti mosquito population. On Monday: The team will be in St Michael, where the Bridgetown Port, Princess Alice Highway, Harbour Road, Fontabelle... Read More

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Cherry's fate soon

30 January 2016

IT’S OVER TO THE Director of Public Prosecutions to decide if and what charges waste hauler Anderson Cherry will face for the illegal dump site in the quarry at Lower Estate, St Michael. And Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins has stressed neither he nor his office was... Read More

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