Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Winter weed clean-up

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Two organisations are planning a massive clean-up of all the beaches around Barbados to rid them of the build-up of sargassum seaweed before the winter tourist season starts.

Hal Austin, of The Gap Business Services and Dream Makers Millenium Foundation, told the DAILY NATION yesterday that they were hoping to recruit 350 volunteers from across the various tourism sectors to participate in the clean-up that will get under way on the first weekend in November and continue every weekend for that month.

He explained that the two organisations were seeking to partner with Government agencies such as the Ministry of Tourism, the National Conservation Commission and the Coastal Zone Management Unit to get this project under way.

Additionally, it had also written to 250 players in the tourism industry, including hotels, restaurants, guest houses and tourist attractions requesting sponsorship to provide different services to offset some of the financial costs, which he estimated would be in the range of $100 000. (MB)

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