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The Sweetest Summer Festival is going green. In keeping with the push towards renewable energy and the impending ban on petroleum-based single-use items, the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is taking the polluting plastics out of its events.

Word of this has come from NCF chief executive officer, Carol Roberts-Reifer, who was speaking to THE NATION as an NCF team, members of the Royal Barbados Police Force and officials from the National Conservation Commission, as well as the Ministry of the Environment, paid a site visit to the National Botanical Gardens on Friday.

The Botanical Gardens, at Waterford, St Michael, will be the site for this year’s Soca Monarch competition, a move away from Bushy Park, St Philip.

“We would want to be as gentle as possible with the environment when we set down. When you set down for an event, regardless of the size, it creates a major impact on the space,” Roberts-Reifer explained. (HLE)

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