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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Squatters must move

30 January 2016

THE TOWN AND COUNTRY Planning Department is not backing down from its stance that squatters must move from the important Zone One water table of The Belle, St Michael. Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins made the declaration yesterday as he introduced a committee of... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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