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HEATHER-LYNN'S HABITAT: Balancing Act

01 September 2016

THERE IS A LOOK of concentration on his face as he examines the rocks at his feet. One passes muster. He lifts it and his long elegant fingers handle it gently as he settles it on top another. It wobbles and refuses to settle. He turns it, ever so gently, mindful... Read More

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HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Development moving in on island

28 July 2016

A HUNDRED-FOOT WIDE channel separates the island from the mainland. A few coconut trees dot the rocky shore; the thin layers of soil support scrub grass and other salt air resistant greenery. The inhabitants are sea birds, the odd sea turtle bobbing in its waters... Read More

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And the dumping goes on . . .

26 July 2016

WHEN WILL THE illegal dumping stop? That’s the question coming from Bucks, St Thomas resident Robert “Bobby” Clarke, who yesterday witnessed an act of illegal dumping in an area that had been cleaned the day before by Government workers. Clarke, an attorney and... Read More

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Dumping warning

16 June 2016

FIRE OFFICERS can breathe a sigh of relief after spending days trying to extinguish smoking debris in a Porters, St James gully. The deep pit located behind the Doorless Bar was said to be filled with all types of garbage, ranging from household refuse to old tree... Read More

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Lowe backs SSA, scolds litterbugs

16 June 2016

MINISTER OF the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe is throwing his support behind staff at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) as Barbadians cry out over garbage pile-ups islandwide. Speaking on the sidelines of a presentation ceremony for the National Independence... Read More

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New beach in Town

16 June 2016

THERE IS A NEW BEACH in Bridgetown. Literally. Weeks after Barbados Port Inc. started dredging the build-up of sand at the mouth of the Careenage, the amount of sand appeared to be just as much or more. Boat owners have expressed concern that the sand back was... Read More

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Sargassum’s back

15 June 2016

THE SARGASSUM SEAWEED is back – at least on some northern beaches. The smelly pelagic seaweed that covered the island’s beaches last year has reappeared at River Bay, St Lucy, and one or two other spots. Coastal Zone Management Unit officials said sightings of... Read More

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Garbage taken from West Coast waters

12 June 2016

FLIPPERS, BOTTLES, PLASTIC GLOVES with red dye on them, even a large beach towel filled with broken and dead pieces of coral were pulled from the seabed yesterday. The discoveries came as dive operators, the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) and the Barbados chapter... Read More

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‘Cheaper’ to fix White Hill

24 May 2016

GIVEN THE NUMBER of residents located on the slipping slopes of White Hill, St Andrew, it may be cheaper to just fix the road. So said Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman, while speaking at a meeting of his Democratic Labour Party St Lucy branch in Pie Corner... Read More

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$1 million to move sand

18 May 2016

IT’S GOING TO COST the Barbados Port Inc. about $1 million to remove the sand that’s built up at The Pierhead mouth. This is the estimate given by Harbour Master Richard Alleyne, who explained that the 4 500 cubic metres of sand would take a few weeks to remove.... Read More

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Desal plants to arrive soon

14 May 2016

TWO NEW PACKAGED desalination plants are expected to arrive on the island next week, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick has announced. They are being brought in by Williams Industries and Innotech, which have reportedly been dealing... Read More

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Roads of Hardship

13 May 2016

WHITE HILL has become the latest poster child for deteriorating roads and land slippage in the Scotland District. But residents are old hands at battling these conditions in this north-eastern area, which is prone to landslides. The reality is that many of the... Read More

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Garbage tax

12 May 2016

OUT WITH THE controversial Tipping Fee and in comes the garbage Tax. With Government searching for a way to find a fairer and more equitable system of paying for the management and disposal of waste in the country, Minister of Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe... Read More

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Ban for plastic and Styrofoam

12 May 2016

GOT PLASTIC? Not for long. Plastic and styrofoam could soon no longer be a part of the Barbados landscape, as Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe has said a complete ban is coming. Speaking to the media yesterday from his Warrens Tower office,... Read More

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White Hill ‘abandoned’

10 May 2016

THE PEOPLE OF White Hill, St Andrew, have been abandoned. That’s the assessment of Member of Parliament for St Andrew George Payne, who described Government’s handling of the residents’ plight with severe land slippage as “disgraceful”. “The Government has abandoned... Read More

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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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