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THE PLENTIFUL Sargassum seaweed on beaches has afforded stakeholders in Barbados a chance to put their heads together.

No longer an invasion that came and left after a few weeks, the plentiful marine wildflower has so confounded hotel owners, tourism officials, Government departments and seafarers that some of them are meeting to determine a unified approach.

The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association is joining hands with the  Coastal Zone Management Unit; hotels have employed additional staff to make sure that beaches are cleared every morning; and the stakeholders are meeting to come up with a plan, the BHTA’s chief executive officer Sue Springer has revealed.

“We are in fact talking about how we can deal with the situation immediately, and also moving forward, we will be talking with the Coastal Zone Management, and the Ministry of the Environment,” Springer said. (BA)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.


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