Tag Archives: environment

Amazon Forest on Fire!

Some will take time away from navel gazing to observe that there is a fire raging in the Amazon forest. Some of us fondly remember all those years ago studying that tropical rain forest  in geography classe. The blogmaster – if he could – would like to know how many Barbadians- adults and children- understand the effect this fire is

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Waste Management: Serious Topic Barbadians Must DEMAND Discussion from Political Parties

If for no other reason the general election season is a good opportunity to vent on the issues. One issue the blogmaster will be keeping an eye is how will the parties address waste management in the near, medium and long term. It was a big ticket item for the last government (DLP) however ten years later, it remains an

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National Environmental Policy (NEP) | What is Behind the Curtain

Submitted by Cathal Healy-Singh (Environmental Engineer, Public Interest Advocate, Advisor to Fishermen & Friends of the Sea, FFOS) comments on the August 2017 T&T draft of the National Environmental Policy (NEP) Trinidad. BU finds the comments by Healy-Singh contained in the 12 page document interesting and suggest similarly qualified individuals in the Barbados space similarly accept the responsibility to educate

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Barbados’ Environmental Double Standards

Submitted by Mohammed Degia (Originally posted to Extranewsfeed) Senator Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, addressed the UN earlier tonight at its annual General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. This was her 8th time speaking at the UNGA and tonight’s speech was the standard repetitive language one has come to expect from the Minister. It therefore came

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Make the Change Barbadians

By Andrew Simpson Why does there always have to be something on my mind – which I feel compelled to share? My input will not always be taken favorably, but will hopefully have some impact on those I care about. The newspapers are quite a resource for learning about matters which affect us and issues that are important. In the

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Monsanto Accused of ‘Killing’ Cancer Study

The following article is reproduced in the interest of public safety. EPA Official Accused of Helping Monsanto ‘Kill’ Cancer Study by Joel Rosenblatt, Lydia Mulvany, and Peter Waldman – March 14, 2017, 6:18 PM GMT March 15, 2017, 12:44 AM GMT The Environmental Protection Agency official who was in charge of evaluating the cancer risk of Monsanto Co.’s Roundup allegedly

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Denis Lowe Struggles to Implement a Waste-to-Energy Solution Late in a Second Term

Submitted by Anthony Davis The Cahill project may be a thing of the past, but the Freundel Stuart administration has not abandoned the idea of a waste-to-energy plant on the island.In fact, Minister of the Environment Dr. Denis Lowe warned that Barbados ‘cannot fully develop without the inclusion of waste-to-energy technology’, as he piloted a resolution on the Barbados Green

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Garbage Challenge for Denis Lowe

Even residents living within the constituency of the Minister responsible does not guarantee any idea of which day, or sometimes, which particular week, domestic garbage will be collected. And I specifically mention residents, as businesses like ours, even though we live on the premises, which is considered a ‘perk’ and taxable, do not receive any state ‘complimentary’ waste collection at

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Cruise Ships Allowed to Spew Toxins in the Caribbean Space

Submitted by Anthony Davis Venice is visited by 10 cruise ships per day. There is no law which stipulates the use of ultra-low-sulphur diesel in the Mediterranean…More and more Germans love cruising the high seas. However, when it comes to environmental protection many passengers and shipping agencies still turn a blind eye. Great expectations are now expected of the ‘Aida

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What Will Be the Price of Encroaching On Mother Nature?

Submitted by Charles Knighton This being Barbados, where legitimate forewarnings are ignored until the warned of disaster is upon us, e.g. the recent budget proposals, emulating Cassandra is a fool’s errand but perhaps, just perhaps, Priam will pay attention. In their attempt to earn more money by attracting more visitors, those who have dominion over the fragile ecosystem which is

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