Visitors Who Love Barbados Share Trip Report About Encounter With GARBAGE

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Submitted by N and R Gordon, Ottawa , Ontario , Canada

We are Canadian tourists who started coming to Barbados in 1973. For the last ten years we have been coming yearly. We tend to self cater but have stayed in small intimate hotels in less touristy areas. We love the climate, the people, the safety, the pure water, the excellent medical care, the local fish, the beaches…..all of it EXCEPT the GARBAGE.

This year we came on a last minute trip mid-Nov to mid-Dec.  We walked daily from Accra Beach area to Carlisle Bay/Pebble Beach.  On this journey we passed the derelict hotel that is a major eye sore between some lovely condos and hotels and very much a tourist route.   This ugly place should be boarded up and on these boards your brilliant artists could paint murals to cover such a nasty sight. This hotel has been like this for   years .  Likely squatters are living in this place which can be worrisome for night time walkers coming back from perhaps Blakey’s, Tapas, Naru’s, KFC or Accra Hotel …..not ideal for Barbadians or tourists.

On another note we can’t understand why garbage pick doesn’t seem to be a top priority in busy tourist areas.   Accra Beach area has many tourists gathering to enjoy the lovely beach and facilities but the garbage pick up in the dumpster or pails needs to be done daily.   Tourist buses pass this beach area daily.  How can you encourage tourists to stay longer in Barbados if they see garbage, derelict hotels , empty ruined historical/heritage homes enroute to their destination.

Every day we walked from our self catering apartment to Pebbles Beach and every day we passed the garbage piling up on the road from Savannah Hotel to the Hilton Hotel.  What is the point in paying people to rake the garbage only to have the animals and birds pulling it all apart and  blown about again.

So for two weeks we watched as the piles got worse and spread everywhere and the bugs collected in the heat.   This route is used by those walking in some shade vs the beach, tourists from the two hotels on either end, surfers, tennis players……whoever.   But even the garbage on the opposite side of the road beside the military fence is not touched ….it just gathers everywhere.

You can’t have pride for your country if you don’t CLEAN UP.   The south coast is a busy area of locals and tourists.   This can become a project for the school children/church groups/community groups  to share in KEEPING BARBADOS clean .   But whatever you think you MUST do something as it’s quite disgusting.
There are far too many other cheaper destinations for tourists to spend their hard earned dollars and they won’t come if they constantly see garbage.

Another worrisome sight was the sea grass all over Silver Rock and Silver Sands Beach.   Silver Rock beach is famous around the world for kite surfing and piles of sea grass does not help their sport.   We walked these beaches during our stay in mid-Nov to mid-Dec…..with sadness.   We love these beaches but they looked dreadful.  Piles and piles of this grass which does not allow anyone to use the beach plus it is full of flies as the sun bakes the grass.   Barbados has some of the most beautiful water and sand in the world.   But folks wanting to kite surf off this beach will be quickly turned off coming if the sea grass is not raked up. Perhaps by now the grass is gone and we do understand some nasty storms can bring in this grass with high tides but if the sea does not take it out then workers MUST take it away.

Sadly your country needs all the tourist dollars it can collect.  Sugar cane is no longer needed in the world economy, banking is slipping away so until the country re-invents it’s industry, tourist dollars is the only thing that keeps this country afloat.

So PLEASE take us serious…when we plead with the gov’t to come out of their bubble and believe us .  It is very frustrating for us…to see how easy it would be to make this island even more beautiful.

Remember not all your tourists go to the West Coast or Gated golf resorts or All Inclusive Gated Hotels…..many of us self cater or stay in small hotels….which allows us to mingle with the Barbadians.

We worry for your island as many are not returning.  We will be returning again Mid-Feb to mid- March so hopefully I will see NO garbage on our daily walks and the sea grass is gone on Silver Rock beach.

Thank you for allowing us to express our worrisome opinions.

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  • Perhaps the Minister of the Environment should tender an apology to N&R Gordon, and informing them that garbage buildup in Barbados is only SEASONAL……Christmas Season, Tourist Season, crop season, crop over season, kite flying season (all year round for our politicians), independence celebration season, and last but not least, the mad season.

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  • One very important job the NCC wardens patrolling Accra should be performing (if they are any on the job) is to communicate to the SSA when garbage pile up becomes a problem to trigger an emergency response.

    JAs

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  • Responsibility for the cleaning/beautifying of our beaches should be private sector driven and managed by the BHTA..Keep the politicians out of this important function; for the good of the industry.Lowelifers just embarrass bajans who want to earn a decent living.

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  • No one should need to notify SSA of garbage pile up on these popular beaches. There should be systems in place by the NCC, who has similar compactors and equipment as the SSA, to ensure that these beaches are cleaned daily,and early. I stayed at a hotel opposite the most popular beach in South America, and observed workers cleaning and readying the beach , from as early as 4 am .

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  • @ Gabriel January 18, 2015 at 5:12 PM #

    Responsibility for the cleaning/beautifying of our beaches should be private sector driven and managed by the BHTA.
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    Agree with this suggestion 100%.

    Maybe someone can forward this article and pictures to Sue Springer.

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  • Clean the very busy areas such as Bridgetown, Speightstown, Oistins and the west and south coast tourist areas twice a day.

    Pick up garbage from the hotels once a day. I don’t care if it is done by the private sector or by government,

    Pick up domestic garbage once a week.
    .
    Require every business and household to use a covered container. If necessary use some of the muni tax money to provide every household with a proper covered container.

    Encourage recycling of plastic, glass, metal newspapers etc. That way the bins will not fill up.

    Teach households and businesses how to compost, and how to use the copost for their gardens, that way very little goes into the trash/garbage bins.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    “Sadly your country needs all the tourist dollars it can collect. Sugar cane is no longer needed in the world economy, banking is slipping away so until the country re-invents it’s industry, tourist dollars is the only thing that keeps this country afloat.

    So PLEASE take us serious…when we plead with the gov’t to come out of their bubble and believe us . It is very frustrating for us…to see how easy it would be to make this island even more beautiful.”

    So the chickens have finally come home to roost.
    But would this incompetent administration heed the advice from people on TripAdvisor and protect the goose that lays the golden egg from the rats, wild dogs, stray cats and vagrants or would they continue to dismiss the pleadings of the likes of Colonel Buggy, Hants and the doom and gloom naysayer Miller resulting in the slaying of the same goose to be buried just like King Sugar?

    For too long we have been asking the authorities to simply raise their standards when it comes to public health matters and proper hygiene not only for the sake of the only remaining’ indigenous’ industry tourism but also for the health of the native population.

    If it takes a “visitor” to force them to pull off their dirty socks and put them in the wash, so be it.
    I wish a similar constructive criticism could be levelled at the Oistins Bay garden facility by “white” people. Only then would the local lower class blacks in positions of authority heed and respond accordingly.

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  • We who know the real story would have been jawdropped when the dumb one praised his cabinet for doing an outstanding job ovio In er the past 6 years.Stuart got to be blind,deaf and we know he dumbasass already.

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  • ….doing an outstanding job over the last 6 years

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  • I stayed at Holland House Hotel in St Martin a couple of times and from very early workers are on the beach cleaning it up. These people take their tourism seriously.

    Last week the skip at Miami Beach was over flowing and garbage was heaped up next to the said skip. So another skip was put next to the garbage,. I will wait until I go there this week to see if the garbage is all gone.

    But let’s face it, you have to blame the nasty disgusting Bajans……..would you believe that someone dumped a small freezer next to the skip? Really? You dumped a freezer at the beach? For whom to move?

    I am ashamed and tired of this nastiness!

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  • A noticeable feature of being in St.Maarten, the city, is how clear it is and the beach as well.

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  • The whole of St Marten is extremely clean both the Dutch and French sides,

    I have always said that St. Marten should be the case study that Barbados Tourism is based on.

    They have 40,000 inhabitants and over 1 million tourists each year.

    13 Casinos and a crime rate much lower than Barbados.

    I have never seen guys liming on blocks like you see all over Barbados.

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  • Miller
    We can’t take the word of these Canadian tourist, I think we need to wait for the outspoken Hon Denis Kellman to ‘enlighten’ us as what to believe.

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  • Anthony
    The guys are not ‘liming’ on the block, they are in training for when they go to work. You know how much experience it requires to do nothing while working? That shit you do not learn overnight.

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  • @Anthony

    Don’t forget the whore houses. Everything seems to be well regulated.

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  • @ David

    I don’t call them whorehouses.

    I refer to the ladies as Hostesses.

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  • I glad as shite this article was submitted.This is the exact tourist we should be marketing to.The Joe and Jane Blow penny pinchers.Again the authorities have to look at where the MAJORITY of tourists are congregating to spend money and make it top priority.

    “There are far too many other cheaper destinations for tourists to spend their hard earned dollars and they won’t come if they constantly see garbage.”

    “Remember not all your tourists go to the West Coast or Gated golf resorts or All Inclusive Gated Hotels…..many of us self cater or stay in small hotels….which allows us to mingle with the Barbadians.”

    We are foolish still to believe we are the Rolls Royce of the Caribbean.Stop with the high end shite.

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  • We need to collect the damn garbage and fine those who litter.

    We also need to fire Denis Lowe who holds the country to ransom at the altar of wheeling and dealing.

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  • @ David January 18, 2015 at 9:40 PM #

    “We need to collect the damn garbage and fine those who litter. We also need to fire Denis Lowe who holds the country to ransom at the altar of wheeling and dealing.”

    Tonight’s CBC TV8 evening news showed a news item pertaining to a speech made by Freundel Stuart at Vauxhall Methodist Church, in which he expressed confidence in his minsters.

    So the firing of Lowe, Sinckler or for that matter Dennis Kellman, may never be a reality.

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  • Speaking of whorehouses and casinos in St Marten. How come that we in Barbados are dead set against the operation of casinos, but allow what we now call adult clubs to flourish all over Barbados, “manned” mainly by girls from outside of the island.
    On the police wanted list is one of these adult club dancers, who injured a “fellow” club dancer.

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  • We are just spinning top in mud as far as our cries for a cleaner Barbados is concerned . As for the Minister of the Environment who is chiefly responsible for the stinking mess that Barbados now finds itself in, You can take a piece of sh** out of the gutter, but it is a bit more difficult to take the gutter out of a piece of sh**

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  • Artaxerxes January 18, 2015 at 9:48 PM #

    Tonight’s CBC TV8 evening news showed a news item pertaining to a speech made by Freundel Stuart at Vauxhall Methodist Church, in which he expressed confidence in his minsters.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Anytime I visit a church,whether its a funeral,a wedding or just mass,and a politician is present, I always sit in the extreme rear pew. This way I stand a better chance of legging it through the back door,in case when the politician begin to speak and the church building starts to crumble. Even in the house of God, these bastards continue to lie like a cheap chinese watch.

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  • ac January 18, 2015 at 10:16 PM #

    look we all have our problems even canada
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    There is a hell of a difference between what looks like a Flea Market and a Tourist Belt.

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  • @Boy Blue January 18, 2015 at 10:04 PM “Speaking of whorehouses and casinos in St Marten. How come that we in Barbados are dead set against the operation of casinos, but allow what we now call adult clubs to flourish all over Barbados”

    Because Bajan men are a bunch of wufless whore phuckers.

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  • if “we ” want to point fingers “WE: should start pointing at self

    Canadians Produce More Garbage Than Anyone Else

    Poor marks on garbage, water
    The Conference Board measured air pollution, garbage production, energy consumption, water usage and many other factors across 17 developed economies around the world.
    While Canada earned a few A grades in categories such as water quality, endangered species and the use of forest resources, overall the country scored a D average.
    The 15th-place ranking put Canada only ahead of the U.S. and Australia in the ranking.
    The board noted that those three countries have a few factors in common to help explain their comparatively dismal results: they have the largest land masses in the survey, and they have the most resource-dependent economies in the OECD.
    Canada fared dismally in terms of the amount of waste we produce. In 2009 (the data year on which the study was based), Canada produced 777 kilograms of garbage per citizen. Across all 17 countries studied, the average was only 578 kg produced.
    Canada also fared poorly in use of our vast water resources. On average Canadians use twice as much water as do the residents of the other developed economies on the list. Indeed, we use nine times more water than people in the best country on that metric do, Denmark.

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  • If Tourists stop going to Canada tomorrow because of a build up of garbage , Canada still has a host of money earning industries and services to rely upon. If tourists stop coming to Barbados tomorrow because of the festering garbage, what have we got ? Can’t even say that our goose will be cooked, as there is no gas to do so.
    More reason to protect the one thing that is feeding most of us now.

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  • tourist have encountered garbage at some time all over the world, however this incensed and persistent reaction by david and the blp tag team with an overreaching and arching of influence by a canadian tourist, who have opted to use barbados as an example to the world via social media as a place where the streets are infected with garbage must been shown for what it is. and whether or goose is cooked or not is just a matter of personal opinion. however what has been exposed in the back and forth of words is an awkwardness of flight with irrationality to breed fear ! doubt! and confusion even if it means that dispensing the medicine calls for a shot in the arm by way of looking for the support from outside help.
    never mind the political rift it might cause among the people of these differing countries, but then to some that really is of no significance , like garbage that can wait another day,

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  • yes canada we understand your plight,

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  • @ac

    Tell me without deflecting to any other countries problem, what has changed that so much garbage is now laying on the streets, and beaches of Barbados. Last time I saw a garbage truck here it didn’t have Canadian license plates on it.

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  • AC you never cease to amaze, try and divert attention from your squalor if you think you are fooling anyone. Seems like your govt.s tactics Winterlude is about to start we get over 600000 attending over the 18 days . it is well kept for our tourists we appreciate them. Its well kept for our residents they pay taxes, its well kept for all Canadians because as canadas capital we don’t want to embarrass ourselves or our people. Garbage is a problem all over the world, it is how you handle it that speaks to the type of people you are. AC you must be the ostrich type because garbage is all over your island and you have your head stuck in the sand. You should try turning your garbage into gas

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  • @lawson

    Why do some of you engage in any asinine argument?
    The fact that Canada is being measured out of 17 DEVELOPED countries says it all. Barbados did not make the grade since we are a DEVELOPING country. We need to know when to deter on someone is putting up an argument because they have the time and not because it is based on a legit position.

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  • David January 19, 2015 at 4:23 AM #

    We need to know when to deter on someone is putting up an argument because they have the time and not because it is based on a legit position.
    ”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

    a statement such as the one above coming from you David is bold faced partisan as it can get given the last week” take on” and variuos comments on all things legal here on BU
    Of course you would see it as a diversion in an attempt to push your onesided agenda, even though misplacing and attempting to categorize tiny barbados as a developing country equal to that of canada and other fully developed countries in the western world whose resources are in dollar and cents multiple times barbados worth,

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  • David Garbage is a mind set . I put forward the idea of our winterlude many people 1million six hundred thousand visitors is the record it is kept very clean. Barbados isn’t going to change unless everyone is willing to buy in that tourism is needed and you are in a war for market share with the other island. Cut the crap developed usually just stands for white people in charge

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Colonel Buggy January 18, 2015 at 10:11 PM #
    “We are just spinning top in mud as far as our cries for a cleaner Barbados is concerned . As for the Minister of the Environment who is chiefly responsible for the stinking mess that Barbados now finds itself in, You can take a piece of sh** out of the gutter, but it is a bit more difficult to take the gutter out of a piece of sh**…”

    Now you getting to the rotting meat of the garbage matter. What we have managing the country’s affairs is a stinking collection of classless unhygienic jokers in high places.
    Barbados was doing far better when competent men with only a 7th Standard education were looking after the day-to-day affairs of Barbados.

    What we have now are a herd of ‘mis-educated’ braying jackasses of the ac variety with no decency or class about them. Just listen to the shit that emanates from their mouths and you can gauge the emptiness of intellect and absence of any moral anchor tied to the conduct of public affairs. Mr. Lowe is a classic example of the lowdown human garbage we have to put with daily.

    But we have our own firm of idiots on BU (who have the amount of grey matter than can easily pass through the eye of a modern needle) seeking justify the garbage pileup in a tourism dependent tropical Barbados by comparing it with freezing cold Canada where not even the germs feeding on their brains can survive in.

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  • Could somebody please enlighten me? Is this ac person here to fool the stupid people or just to irritate the smart people? Or worse yet, is this her actually level of intelligence?

    Simple Simon, have you been reading my mind? It would be cheaper, I think to provide households with proper garbage containers.

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  • Senior moment …actual not actually

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  • Exploring and providing evidence to counter is viable in negotiations.In other words each side giving proof to substantiate whether or not one party or the other agree.
    The pictures presented on the table from both sides suffice it to say that the problem of garbage is not an isolated issue to underdeveloped countries but also to a greater extent to develop countries and one which govts continue to grapple in their efforts to contain and regulate.
    Ac refused to be caught up in the stigma and bric back arguments and unfiltered poliitical hog wash that brands Brabados by the use of negative comments heavily relying on political propaganda
    Have a nice day

    signed

    Beautiful Barbados

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  • AC I cannot believe that YOU will compare Canada’s garbage disposal system with Barbados’. Are YOU CRAZY??? We have a population of 275,000 people and Canada is a HUGE country that has millions, yet they manage to keep their country clean while we with the few thousands on a 2×4 island can’t. You are supporting the nastiness that you have been accustomed to and expect that Tourist get used to it like you have?

    I still wonder how our PM can praised and be pleased with the performances of many of his ministers, while garbage is piling up around the island. They have screwed us out of money by taxing us more and yet there is very little to show for it. For Tourist to leave their clean countries and come here to see and smell garbage along our beaches and roads is an insult. THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO SHAME AND NO CONCEPT OF CLEANLINESS! It is evident that they are very comfortable in their own FILTH!

    We sit helplessly watching our last industry buried under a pile of garbage! Barbados I weep for you!

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  • In 2014, Canada’s population was estimated to be 35,344,962. A country with a population this size would obviously generate more garbage than an island the size of Barbados. This, in my opinion, is a trivial issue.

    Essentially, some on BU are trying to divert attention from the failure of the environment minister to efficiently manage the available resources so as to respond to the increase in garbage. And In keeping with the usual strategy, blame must be apportioned elsewhere.
    In November 2013, Denis Lowe informed Barbadians that the SSA had purchased “nine new trucks as well as some service vehicles”, which he said would “go some way towards easing the refuse burden.” What has happened to these trucks?

    This administration has held the reins of government for 7 years and has been unable to implement a fleet maintenance/management program for all government vehicles, especially heavily used vehicles such as garbage trucks, ambulances, omnibuses and vehicles used by the police.

    Rather than accept responsibility for their inability to have a full complement of garbage trucks on the road, the DEMS prefer to blame this inefficiency on the previous BLP administration, or saying Barbadians are dumping indiscriminately to embarrass the government.

    Using catch phrases such as “Tourism is our business, let’s play our part” does not have any real meaning, when the fundamental components that gives value to the tourism product, such as excellent customer service, clean environment or even the availability of a regular gas supply seem difficult to achieve or maintained.

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  • islandgal246 January 19, 2015 at 9:15 AM #

    I still wonder how our PM can praised and be pleased with the performances of many of his ministers, while garbage is piling up around the island.
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    The PM’s statement is nothing but a fake orgasm.

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  • If you were referring to me ac, blindly political is one thing I am not. Though I exercised my right by voting for Errol Barrow and his party since my eighteenth birthday, I hold no lifelong allegiance and will change whenever a viable option emerges. People who know me come to me when they want an honest opinion from somebody unafraid to give it. We must put Barbados first and deal with the issues or we will all go down together. There is not enough room at the top for all of us if we all become yard fowls. Some yard fowls will still be left scratching for grain.

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  • Island of course you would not see the bigger picture that is being unfolded in a series of articles relating to the topic where the tipping point excaberate criticism ra
    rather than solutions

    Donna question! and by who/what/whose/whomstandards have you been able to perch yourself in an enviable position as the judge of “All things Intelligent”given the many political pimping comments attributed to yourself(self righteous one)
    At this juncture one can easily conclude there is a massive and direct “massive witch hunt” attempting to destroy Barbados image

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  • PLEASE do not allow the discussion to become irrelevant. If someone makes a obviously stupid point ignore it if we know it is being done maliciously.

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  • And in the spirit of giving an honest non-partisan opinion – Barbados has a garbage problem which is not being adequately addressed. The average Barbadian contributes to the problem by indiscriminate dumping, poor garbage disposal practices, littering and refusal to recycle. The Government is contributing by not insisting on strict enforcement and penalties for offenders, not insisting that the public health officers do their job, and not addressing the inefficiencies of the Sanitation Service Authority and generally not seeming to have a robust plan for the care of the environment. Now, what are we going to do about it?

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  • @David

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt”.

    Abraham Lincoln

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  • ” Political pimping?” ac I have voted DLP since 1981. I have never belonged to a party and respect the Opposition as they are necessary for the functioning of our imperfect system. I admit to being disappointed with the attitude and performance of the government which I helped to elect and I reserve the right to question them and express my dissatisfaction. I have taken youth groups on cleanups of the beaches and was appalled at what was found on Long Beach. I usually clean up all the picnic spots and beaches before I can find a spot to sit down. I do a solo cleanup of my immediate environment to the bemusement of onlookers and often wonder when we are going to wake up and deal with the garbage problem. Oh… And I have not as yet had a mosquito borne illness as I do my part to eradicate the mosquito from my immediate environment. That lowers the odds. We must first acknowledge our problem before we can seek solutions. Telling the true does not amount to a smear campaign. Barbados has a serious garbage problem. It is dirty and unsightly. Now can we please solve the problem?

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  • Oh, and ac not “all things intelligent” just some.

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  • ac January 19, 2015 at 12:09 AM #
    yes canada we understand your plight,

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    ++++

    I don’t know if the picture will show up but…just wanted to say that the picture does not feature garbage but recycling material. We recycle here in Canada something Barbados could well do which would also help reduce what is put in the garbage.

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  • Senior moments becoming more frequent…. telling the truth not true.

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  • The reality is Barbados has become a dump. Garbage is everywhere. Disgusting. It is a sad sad thing to see but it is getting worse. The beaches, especially on the Atlantic side, are in desperate need of a clean up. They stink. It certainly is not “Beautiful Barbados” anymore.

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  • What you need to import is the Zabaleen they pick up a majority of Cairo’s waste and recycle 85% of it. These Christians know how to get rid of waste

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  • i lived in Canada and love how clean it country was so i can understand a tourist investing their money in a vacation away from home and coming to a stinking place that we call paradise. the really sad part is that no one cares, the Minister. Denis Lowe certainly does not give a rat’s bottom; the hotel and business owners leave it to the sanitation dept and of course, the nasty bajans who eat and throw the garbage on the streets show that it is someone else’sjob to clean. i know what this person is talking of because i live in the area. even the buildings have some kind of mold and needs painting, yet we do not care. why do we even bother to call this a tourist destination when it is so nasty really boggles my mind

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  • And almost as bad as the garbage littering our streets is the frequent spectacle of Bajan men urinating in full view along the street.
    But have you cast you eyes up recently at the state of our utility poles, which ,since the LIME / FLOW / Karib Cable and Telebarbados constructions are beginning to resemble those in Haiti and Costa Rica.
    Not just the household garbage in the streets, but we need a general tidying up of many an eyesore in this country

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  • St George's Dragon

    @ caribcanadian
    “… the picture does not feature garbage but recycling material…”
    Quite correct and here is the original photo suitably identified:
    http://www.fotosearch.com/UNP153/u15229742/

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  • that garbage is in the commercial “blue boxes” for recyclable bottles, jars, cans, aluminium and styrofoam. Households also get a smaller blue box, plus a black box for paper and cardboard and a green bin for kitchen and garden waste. With all the recycling going on, a household of 4 would have only about 2 shopping bags of garbage every week. Garbage here does not stay long beside the road, as it is put out the night before collection. Most business that generate lots of garbage hire private contractors to remove it.

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  • Additional information provided by the author of the submission. We have some work to do. Minister Denis Lowe are you with is?

    TIME THAT NATURE WILL TAKE TO ABSORB MATERIALS

    • FRUIT PEEL:   3 MONTHS
    • PAPER NAPKINS:  3 MONTHS
    • CIGARETTE STUB:  2 YEARS
    • CHEWING GUM:  5 YEARS
    • PLASTIC BAG AND CUP:  200-450 YEARS
    • ALUMINIUM CAN:  100 – 500 YEARS
    • GLASS:  INDETERMINATE
    This information came from: Institute of Waste Management …..Portugal /Algarve

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  • Look people…
    The place needs competent LEADERSHIP and proper management.
    That is the common denominator in all of our woes.

    Without these, Paradise will morph into Four Seasons; idyllic beaches morph into dumps and mass enfranchisement morphs into a modern MASSY plantocracy.

    If we insist on choosing our leaders by polls and popularity then what the hell do we expect to get….but actors, scam artists and ass lickers?

    There is a CLEAR, SIMPLE, BIBLICAL principle for leadership…
    ….Those who are faithful in small areas, make them leaders in larger areas
    ….Those who make the most of a few talents, give them many talents to manage

    LEADERS CHOOSE THEMSELVES BY PERFORMANCE AND FAITHFULNESS.

    Wuh using such an approach, which of the thirty JAs we currently have in parliament would have been selected…? ….or those in the senate? …or court? …or public service management?

    steupsss….
    Our approach is to select loudmouth nobodies who are known to be looking for fame and fortune the easy way…

    Shiite man!!……we don’t even acknowledge ACTUAL performers…..

    LOL….no wonder lawyers feature so prominently bout here.

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  • @Bush Tea

    At the mention of Paradise aka Four Seasons, somebody needs to be placed in front of a firing squad; charge: destruction of the most beautiful part of Barbados.

    On Tuesday, 20 January 2015, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  • @ David
    ….somebody needs to be placed in front of a firing squad
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    LOL ….Bushie was saying that for a while now…

    Just don’t do it at dawn, …else Ross will be pissed and accuse the bush man of misleading the blog…. 🙂

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  • @ David
    You would be surprised how effective it would be if every year or so, an assessment was made of the performance of those who offered themselves for national leadership positions, and those found guilty of such gross damage to the Nation were quickly and humanely dispatched….

    Shiite man! Bushie could see mass resignations of all those who KNOW themselves to be incompetent or dishonest…. and VERY CAREFUL reflection by anyone offering to take up critical roles in national leadership.

    ….but of course we would only consider this if the idea of national success was a matter of some import…. Since it is not, then any brass bowl can be a “leader”.

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