• Today
    December 10

  • 05:50 PM

Well guarded

BARRY ALLEYNE, barryalleyne@nationnews.com

Added 16 July 2019

sign-on-pierhead-beach-071719

The sign erected recently at the Pierhead Beach on Bay Street by the National Conversation Commission, warning seabathers of dangerous undercurrents. (Picture by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce.)

The National Conservation Commission (NCC) will have at least 70 lifeguards at its disposal over the next eight weeks, with a plan to send additional staff at the three most used and most dangerous locations, Browne’s Beach on Bay Street, St Michael, and Dover Beach and Accra Beach in Christ Church.

It means those popular beaches could each have access to at least six lifeguards daily during the summer vacation. In addition, the NCC has sourced sirens and a public address system to be used in emergency situations at Dover and Accra.

General manager of the NCC, Keith Neblett, said they would be taking no chances.

“We still have some very dangerous currents at Accra and Dover, so we will have our lifeguards doing even more walking patrols on those beaches,” he told THE NATION in an exclusive interview yesterday. (BA)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Has cursing become commonplace in Barbados?

Yes
No

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM