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Cleanup Campaign – Run for the Coast

Submitted by Kammie Holder
Run4theCoastFrom: Run4 TheCoast [mailto:Run4theCoast@state.gov]
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 11:48 AM
To: Guardian Life
Subject: The U.S. Embassy Presents the “Run for the Coast”, September 17, 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, are proud to announce the “Run for the Coast” taking place on International Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 17. The event will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Barclays Park.

The “Run for the Coast” is a 5K walk/run with all proceeds benefiting the local environmental NGO The Future Centre Trust. In addition to the 5K, Embassy Bridgetown will participate in the “Clean Up Barbados” campaign by collecting rubbish along the coastal area between Barclays Park and Morgan Lewis in conjunction with community groups organized by The Future Center Trust.

The “Run for the Coast” will highlight three important milestones: (1) The observance of International Coastal Cleanup Day; (2) The 100th anniversary of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security; and (3) 50 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Barbados.

Registration for the “Run for the Coast” is now open! The deadline to register for the race, and receive the official 5K t-shirt is Wednesday, August 31. The registration fee is $45 BDS. Please see attached flyer for further information, and email Run4theCoast@state.gov to register today.

The U.S. Embassy hopes to see you at Barclays Park to participate in the “Run for the Coast” and beach cleanup as we work together to keep Barbados beautiful!

 

Best regards,

 

 

U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS

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49 Comments on “Cleanup Campaign – Run for the Coast”

  1. Violet C Beckles August 23, 2016 at 7:50 PM #

    The Marines would make more money if it was a run to clean up the Government , They would be running much more than 5k

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  2. Colonel Buggy August 23, 2016 at 9:51 PM #

    A clean up campaign, without any provision to maintain the cleanliness of the island, is like bathing a pig in a bubble bath, only to see it make a dash immediately afterwards for the nearest pool of mud.

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  3. Colonel Buggy August 23, 2016 at 9:53 PM #

    Violet C Beckles August 23, 2016 at 7:50 PM #
    And with bayonets attached.

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  4. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI August 23, 2016 at 10:38 PM #

    Colonel Buggy, you going get Verla Depeiza talking bout sedition now lololol

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  5. Vincent Haynes August 24, 2016 at 3:50 AM #

    Why not a plan of civil action against the government for its ineptitude in this and other areas as opposed to continously bathing the pig in bubble bath as opined by the Col.

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  6. Hamilton Hill August 24, 2016 at 7:43 AM #

    Not just the Government takes blame here this time around.We got some nasty, and I do mean nasty suckers bout Barbados.That a person can feel comfortable bringing their garbage from one neighborhood to dump it in another is simply just unconscionable. That someone would use a car or bus window to dispose of their garbage is common place bout Barbados. We too effing nasty

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  7. Bush Tea August 24, 2016 at 8:04 AM #

    @ Hamilton Hill
    While you are 100% correct @ 7:43AM, you should extrapolate your analysis to look into WHY a nation of people who have had BETTER educational opportunities than practically ANY OTHER NATION ON EARTH …EVER…. would suffer from such a basic shortcoming…

    Why is there such a national lack of PRIDE?
    Why would intelligent, employed, upstanding citizens display such behaviours?
    Why would they ‘jam’ down to Spring Gardens dressed like whores and behaving accordingly?
    Why are they condemned to selling all their valuables to strangers – like ‘parros’?

    If we could answer these questions then instead of following the US Embassy to throw painkillers at the SYMPTOMS, we could focus on addressing the ROOT problems.

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  8. David August 24, 2016 at 9:41 AM #

    It brings into focus how are we educating our people. Those countries with citizens who are sensitive to the enviroment and have implemented efficient waste management systems – what separates them?

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  9. islandgal August 24, 2016 at 9:53 AM #

    I have always said that we got some NASTY Bajans and Black Bajans I mean.

    A few months ago I was by the tyre shop opposite the airport having my tyre fixed. There was a small restaurant /rum shop nearby. A taxi man driving a small bus was parked in front of the restaurant. He had a Chefette cup in his hand, he opened the window and threw the cup out onto the ground. I got so annoyed and went up to him saying “NO NO NO!”. I told him I can’t believe he is driving around Tourist on this island and littering; that he should be ashamed of littering. He then got out and picked up the cup and left the spoon. I went up to his vehicle and tapped on the window and asked him to give me the cup to dispose for him. He said he will dispose of it himself and that he the scavengers won’t have any work to do. I asked him how many scavengers he has seen around the shop. I told him he better not throw the cup on the road. He then sheepishly waved goodbye and went his way. The men in the rum shop shouted “tell him lady he got no right doing that”!

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  10. Due Diligence August 24, 2016 at 10:13 AM #

    Just wondering – Why does US Embassy have to spearhead the cleanup of Barbados “pristine” East Coast?

    Maybe in anticipation of Canadian runners who win free trip to Run Barbados December 2-4, 2016.

    http://www.canadarunningseries.com/crs/crsROADTRIPS-barbados.htm

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  11. Colonel Buggy August 24, 2016 at 10:22 AM #

    islandgal August 24, 2016 at 9:53 AM #
    I have always said that we got some NASTY Bajans and Black Bajans I mean.

    The men in the rum shop shouted “tell him lady he got no right doing that”!;
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    We need more than a physical clean up.We also need a mental clean up. Many Bajans see no harm in littering.
    If you had wait around a bit longer by the rum shop, I do not think you would be so eager to offer to lend a hand when you saw some of the same men flourishingly disposing of their saline water in full view.

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  12. Colonel Buggy August 24, 2016 at 10:31 AM #

    Due Diligence August 24, 2016 at 10:13 AM #
    Just wondering – Why does US Embassy have to spearhead the cleanup of Barbados “pristine” East Coast
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    They have to start somewhere. East Coast, South Coast, Palmetto Street. We have become a people who cannot initiate anything for the good of ourselves. We are still back in the Plantation era, where we expect Massa to feed us and then wipe our arses.

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  13. islandgal August 24, 2016 at 10:35 AM #

    “If you had wait around a bit longer by the rum shop, I do not think you would be so eager to offer to lend a hand when you saw some of the same men flourishingly disposing of their saline water in full view.”

    Colonel I saw a man pissing on the side of the road with his male member in full view. I shouted to him to hide that puppy!

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  14. Colonel Buggy August 24, 2016 at 10:37 AM #

    I do wish that we would stop playing this ‘Best educated in the world ” card. Education is much more than holding a few bits of papers ,and bragging about which older secondary school you attended.
    The close brethren, I am told hardly complete secondary education, but dominate many successful businesses in Barbados , thanks to a lot of educated Bajans.

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  15. Vincent Haynes August 24, 2016 at 11:14 AM #

    We are a country full of education but devoid of common sense……has anyone noticed how the UWI card has given very little returns…….someone should realy investigate the reason why our educational system has stagnated and failed us.

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  16. David August 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM #

    Why do we see White individuals and businesses spear heading environmental issues/initiatives?

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  17. Vincent Haynes August 24, 2016 at 11:40 AM #

    David August 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM #

    I would suggest that your above should read ……why do we see people with common sense…..

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  18. Anonymice - TheGazer August 24, 2016 at 11:48 AM #

    @David 11:30
    Let me be the devil’s advocate.
    Could it be that many black Barbadians do not feel truly vested in the island economy; they do not own property or are not employed in the tourist industry.

    This is not an excuse for a lack of pride or care for their environment.

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  19. Anonymice - TheGazer August 24, 2016 at 11:52 AM #

    Not a litterer, but yet I feel islandgal’s eye watching to see how I will dispose of my Cheffette cup.

    Perhaps, the island need a few more islandgals.

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  20. Hamilton Hill August 24, 2016 at 11:53 AM #

    @ Bush tea…..I have long said that there needs to be a serious reeducation program for my people. If the authorities slap a serious fine on anybody for dumping we immediately pull out the”poor black man” card.These same people would travel outside of Barbados and accept that not even a cigarette butt they can dispose of improperly. When the Minister responsible for our environment can use the media to spew verbal garbage about piles of waste in New York, and it goes unchallenged it is allowed to make connection with the inference that what obtains in Barbados is acceptable…..Don’t get me started on my soapbox where Kadoment and Foreday semi nudity is now paraded as We Culture. Once it was started elsewhere it good for Bim…that’s why the Jamaican influence flourished so successfully. Those who now admonish”de young people” about their lascivious actions never had a difficulty with the filth that Lil Rick served like pudding and souse every Saturday…cause filth makes money…that is but one instance.

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  21. Vincent Haynes August 24, 2016 at 12:17 PM #

    Anonymice – TheGazer August 24, 2016 at 11:48 AM #

    With the demise of sugar(many factory and plantation workers had small holdings producing cane and mixed crops) and manufacturing(the foundaries were a saviour to small people in esuring their machines worked) the average person felt left out of the future of Bim.

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  22. de pedantc Dribbler August 24, 2016 at 12:18 PM #

    ” If the authorities slap a serious fine on anybody for dumping we immediately pull out…” and that is it sum. There is no strong ongoing effort from on high. The drive to clean comes in fits and starts. There have been many beautification programs over the years with well placed advertisement wrapped refuse-collectors, but folks will yet drop the garbage on the street.

    A few serious fines and we can drag offenders screaming to a place of better refuge management.

    And anytime a ‘puppy’ marking his territory like that we should shoo it away. Bad dog… LOLL.

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  23. Gabriel August 24, 2016 at 12:58 PM #

    Bush Tea
    Last night on DLPTV news,there was a presentation featuring Pinelands Workshop and as usual there was the sensual dancing by little children and by young women….it seems that that is what passes for the culture Bajans called the wukkup culture.No dog can compete for what passes as culture.It is planting seeds of wuflessness early in children’s minds,then they go on to school and give teachers lots of cheek and even say to some teachers”Wuh I kin wukkup beta dan you,you en know”..

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  24. pieceuhderockyeahright - INRI August 24, 2016 at 1:04 PM #

    Unfortunately de ole man ent to environmentally “friendly” like wunna and, unlike island girl246, ent really given to talking bout menses exposing dem make believe stretch limousines which are in reality wheelbarrow tingses.

    Smartphone Cameratime for The new page at “Future Centre Trust and Thrust” called “Nasty (little) Menses and Womenses Who Exposes Dem Private Parts in Public” and can’t piss at home”

    And page Two “Garbage Offenders”

    This Collaboration of Righteous Indignation will be hosted here on Barbados Underground and will be the practicuum for the “Keep Our Island Clean” program at the top of this page

    Future Centre Trust, Mr Kammie Holder would approach Digicel and Lime for sponsorship on the “Free minutes for A Cleaner Barbados”

    So when IslandGirl246 sends in her picture of my full frontal gaza massive self peeing in Amen Alley when I get publish showing my big guts and peeny appendage, IG246 gets 5 free minutes added to her cell phone time.

    And similarly when we see illegal dumpers all concerned citizens get free time.

    That would end all the nasty pissing and shitting and illegal garbage disposal activities island wide.

    Dat be an idea from a black man and not de US Embassy one time start and stop effort.

    Shame wunna Scvunts forever pun de Internet!!

    Whu wunna tink?

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  25. Colonel Buggy August 24, 2016 at 1:17 PM #

    Vincent Haynes August 24, 2016 at 11:14 AM #
    …….someone should really investigate the reason why our educational system has stagnated and failed us.
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    Education also includes taking practical lessons from those were not that fortunate to have had a tertiary or even secondary education ,but who possess a wealth of practical experience. But such people were blanked by the Degree and Diploma class, so we end up with cooks who can read and write glowing recipes, but are unable to boil an egg.
    And this has manifested itself in all spheres of life in Barbados, and especially so in Agriculture, Transport and traditional Barbadian business.

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  26. barefootinbados August 24, 2016 at 1:49 PM #

    I believe that there is more than one clean up happening that weekend. There is one being co-ordinated by the Cruise Club that my partner and I are a member of. I agree that there needs to be a long term plan, but we have to start somewhere. Lead by example!

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  27. Exclaimer August 24, 2016 at 2:17 PM #

    The littering dilemma will be the least of our problems if we continue to disenfranchise the Bajan Negro of his/her birth right. The Bajan Negro is currently underemployed and will become surplus to requirements in a modern-day Barbados.

    Is it any surprise that so many of them care little for their environment? Perhaps they have made the rational decision that Barbados cares little for them. We all know that the quality of life for your average Barbadian is in decline.

    It will take the introduction of car-jacking’s, muggings, armed robbery, kidnapping and other heinous crimes for us to demand a seismic change in how our society is governed.

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  28. David August 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM #

    Yes periodic spot cleanups must be supported and the BU Household fully support all and sundry to participate. However, the issue of education, enforcement and wastemanagement policy/strategy must be a priority.

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  29. Bush Tea August 24, 2016 at 2:32 PM #

    Thank you Exclaimer for hitting the nail directly on its head.

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  30. Violet C Beckles August 24, 2016 at 2:53 PM #

    David August 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM #

    Why do we see White individuals and businesses spear heading environmental issues/initiatives?@@@

    Because the DBLP is a nasty , just NASTY IN ALL THAT THEY DO,, A bunch of nasty can never clean up . The white people see and know them for what they really are, , Its time the blacks see them also and remove them,
    The DBLP have this Nation Stuck and Stink.

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  31. islandgal August 24, 2016 at 5:03 PM #

    “Is it any surprise that so many of them care little for their environment? Perhaps they have made the rational decision that Barbados cares little for them. We all know that the quality of life for your average Barbadian is in decline.’

    Exclaimer if eating at Chefette and KFC is an example of a society in decline then I wonder where dem getting money from??? If Reggae pon de hill is also an eample of a declining society tell muh why dem does be sold out ? At $120.00+ a pop for tickets?

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  32. Exclaimer August 24, 2016 at 5:11 PM #

    Sorry slightly off message!

    Is Heywood’s beach a private beach? Take a look at the extraordinary detailed plan below. You can zoom in closer if you like. I have also noticed that there are an enormous number of private swimming pools on the island. I thought we were meant to be experiencing a water crisis.

    Please take a good look at these aerial shots as it will reveal what damage is being carried out on your island. Pay particular attention to the destruction at the Arawak cement factory.To be forewarned is to be foreaarmed

    http://www.maphill.com/barbados/saint-thomas/edge-hill/detailed-maps/google-hybrid-map/

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  33. Clean up Barbados August 24, 2016 at 5:17 PM #

    Anyone know who owns a skip truck registration MF501? It was allegedly seen dumping scrap metal in a cart road. Police apparently informed but nothing has happened.

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  34. ac August 24, 2016 at 5:24 PM #

    Really ! it is a dam shame that any govt should have to roll out a clean up campaign , who do you think is going to foot the bill , all the money that will be directed toward the clean up campaign could have been well placed in others areas like in housing the homeless health care or other areas that is in dire need of financial support
    This is a sad indictment of our society that when even probe or threatened to keep the environment clean would still carry on and do as they dam please throwing garbage and littering in broad daylight
    If govt wants to put an end to this nastiness govt must enforce fines and or stiff penalties against the callous and lawless litter bugs. the monies collected can be of benefit in helping to keep Barbados enviroment cleaner and much friendly.

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  35. Frothy Mouth August 24, 2016 at 5:54 PM #

    De jackasses we fuh health inspectors refuse to lock up persons caught littering. Sorry but it’s a waste of time until de clowns in government lead by example other than bribery.

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  36. Frothy Mouth August 24, 2016 at 5:57 PM #

    @AC, wha you expect when de jackasses in guvament ain’t leading by example. You are such ah stuck political yard duck I hope fuh Bubadus sake yah epitaph is soon written.

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  37. ac August 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM #

    @ Frothy mouth

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  38. LongShanks August 24, 2016 at 6:18 PM #

    Why does the Government not ban all the disposable plastic material from the island, a la Antigua or Guyana, or tax it to kingdom come?; plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic cups, plastic cup covers, plastic forks, styrofoam boxes, etc. etc. If the businesses of Barbados were all to revert to paper, card, or the numerous other biodegradable materials, then even if these items did end up on a roadside, on the beach, or in the sea, then they would over time breakdown into vegetable matter – rather than remain as unsightly litter EVERYWHERE.

    I was amazed that when Gov employees (no idea what department they’d be attached to) spent days “de-bushing” a short stretch of road near the highway by the entrance to our gap, back when it was dry and the vegetation couldn’t hide what was beneath, that they left all the litter that was exposed by their “de-bushing” for all to see – guess picking up litter wasn’t in the their job description! There’s also an informal bus-stop at the end of same gap, which is constantly littered with empty bottles and Chefette paraphernalia (we’re walking distance from a Chefette) – is there such a thing as a public litter bin on this island, that would be emptied by the Gov on a regular basis? And we wonder why there is a proliferation of vector borne diseases on island, can’t think where those pesky aedes aegypti be breeding?

    Everytime my wife takes our kids to the beach, she will take a refuse sack or re-use a carrier bag, and spend the first 10 -20 mins walking the beach and picking up all the litter that she finds – plastic straws, cigarette buts, plastic cups, etc. etc.. Quite often she will get encouraging comments from other users of the Beach, to which she will respond “why aren’t you doing the same?”.. Again, there is never anywhere to place litter in public places like beaches or parks, so often people feel they have no choice but to litter, rather than take their crap home with them, My family aren’t from Barbados, but we seem to have more pride and concern about the environment that we live in than the average Barbadian, or tourist.

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  39. David August 24, 2016 at 6:27 PM #

    The Chase Files

    11 hrs ·

    Good Morning #realdreamchasers!. Here is your daily newscap. Remember you can read full articles via Barbados Today Online (BT) or Midweek Nation Newspaper (MWN)

    NO DEVALUATION – DEVALUATION OF THE Barbados dollar is not an option. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler made this clear yesterday in response to concerns over the potential impact the Central Bank of Barbados’ financing of part of Government’s deficit on the country’s foreign exchange reserves, could have on the value of the Barbados dollar.Sinckler said: “There is no imminent or perceivable conditions under which a devaluation of the Barbados dollar will be allowed to happen, or be chosen as an option by the Government.“This is established, long-standing Government policy and the cornerstone of the county’s social, economic and political stability. It will not change.” While conceding that the Central Bank’s accommodation of Government’s financing needs – termed “printing money” – was not the preferred option for a small open and foreign exchange-constrained economy, Sinckler said the occurrence at this time had not directly impacted the reserves as was being promoted, and definitely had not put the value of the local currency at any identifiable risk in the short or medium term. (MWN)

    1991 ALL OVER AGAIN – Economist Ryan Straughn said the new tax announced last week by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and a pending salary increase for parliamentarians had triggered memories of 1991 when Government ministers received a ten per cent pay rise, while public servants wages were cut by eight per cent.In resolutions yet to be debated in Parliament, Government has proposed a ten per cent hike in pay for all Cabinet members, Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Secretaries, and Senators. Straughn, who just two days before the budget presentation had predicted Barbadians would be burdened with more than $120 million in additional taxes, said the heavy tax burden imposed during the current Democratic Labour Party administration had not helped to turn the economic or social situation around. The Opposition candidate described the budget as a theatrical play without any specific, substantive measures that Barbadians could “take to the bank, have some faith in, or can articulate that would truly make our lives just a little better”.

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    STARCOM IMPROVING SOUND – STARCOM NETWORK continues work on upgrading its station networks and is relocating their transmission operations, which may affect the sound on its fleet of stations (Life 97.5FM, Hott 95.3FM, The Beat 104.1FM and VOB 92.9FM) over the next few days. Today, Life 97.5 FM is scheduled to go off air for approximately two hours starting from 9:30 a.m. This is to facilitate critical work on the transmission equipment. Listeners can expect a clearer sound on all the stations when the relocation is completed. Starcom Network sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused during this time. (MWN)

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    INDEPENDENCE STAMP EXHIBITION – THE BARBADOS POSTAL SERVICE is diversifying its activities to remain relevant in light of the declining demand for social mail services. Postmaster General Margaret Ashby said yesterday that technology had forced the postal service to chart a different path away from the traditional mail service “in an age of technology when messages are sent and received at the click of a mouse”.At the opening of a postal stamp exhibition in honour of Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence at the General Post Office in Cheapside, Bridgetown, Ashby said the 164-year-old postal service was now launching out into areas such as tourism promotion and expanded business facilitation.She said Barbados stamps had been used over the years to advertise the island as a tourist destination, a measure that had attracted many a stamp collector to the country. (MWN)

    3D DINNER – Columbia University is working on a new 3D food printer that can produce and cook a variety of dishes from frozen base ingredients.They also want to introduce an element of design to home cooking that could turn cooking into an open source hub of innovation that unites people around the world on social media.In an interesting twist, though, the researchers at the heart of this project say that the printer cannot and will not replace traditional cooking.This will be an addition to the kitchen, not a complete replacement. (MWN)

    That’s all for today.Have a great day. Shalom! #thechasefiles

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  40. Violet C Beckles August 24, 2016 at 6:40 PM #

    David August 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM #

    Yes periodic spot cleanups must be supported and the BU Household fully support all and sundry to participate. However, the issue of education, enforcement and wastemanagement policy/strategy must be a priority.
    @@@@@

    Fraud of the DBLP is Number ONE , ON THE GROUND EVERYDAY MISSION THAT NEEDS CLEANING UP,,, RULE OF LAW AND JUSTICE WILL HELP ALL THINGS TO FALL IN LINE,

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  41. ac August 24, 2016 at 7:07 PM #

    memories of my elementary school days are reminders when it was mandatory for each class to have a day to clean the school premises a goal with the objective of teaching cleanliness to the surroundings which was introduce as part of the school curricular costing govt nothing , well needless to say those days are done and over and any such effort to reinvent the wheel in such a manner would be met with holy fire and repudiation
    M point being that our society has reached such a level of what serves individually that the real concerns are simply left to slide by for others to worry about ,In other words most simply does not care

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  42. Colonel Buggy August 24, 2016 at 9:40 PM #

    Exclaimer August 24, 2016 at 2:17 PM #

    It will take the introduction of car-jacking’s, muggings, armed robbery, kidnapping and other heinous crimes for us to demand a seismic change in how our society is governed.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Even these things will not spur our Bostick arse governors into action. Just a few weeks ago when bullets were flying about Barbados like Egrets, our illustrious leaders held a couple -of-hours round table meeting, on the subject of increasing violence, only to reach the conclusion the Guns do not fly, or Guns do not swim. And that was the end of the story,and since then we have had a number of gun related killings, without any reaction from the same leaders. The message, I believe, that they are sending to us, is that we better get used to it as the Jamaicans, Guyanese , Trinidadians and Kittians has done.

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  43. bookworm August 25, 2016 at 4:37 PM #

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    ac August 24, 2016 at 7:07 PM #

    ” MY MOTHER DONT SEND ME TO SCHOOL TO PICK UP LITTER”
    This is what is wrong with Bajan morality today. We tolerate and DEFEND this attitude.

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  44. ac August 25, 2016 at 6:54 PM #

    barbadians like to copy other countries moral values and act upon them in ways that can hurt and dampen the long term progress of this small country , as a small country we are limited in how much we can do and most likely would benefit from a comprehensive approach of working together where there is a need necessary in resolving issues that would not require govt funding
    the environment is an area where the private sector should be willing to play an important role with roadside advertising campaigns which would encourage and educate the citizens , every thing should not be left up to govt

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  45. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI August 25, 2016 at 7:50 PM #

    Whu happening heah doah???

    All of a sudden, AFTER SAYING THAT THE DLP GOVERNMENT ENT GOT NO BACKBONE PUN A NEX BU BLOG, Legion now advocating that the private sector brek de law!!

    “…the environment is an area where the private sector should be willing to play an important role with (arbitrary??) roadside advertising campaigns…” dem is she words of anarchy.

    De Ole Man speaketh to De Town & Cuntry Act Cap 240 Chapter IV Section 32 (b) Without affecting any provisions included in regulations made under section 31 by virtue of paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of that section, any person who displays an advertisement in contravention of any of the provisions of the regulations is, subject to subsection (4), guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction thereof by a court of summary jurisdiction to a fine
    of two hundred and fifty dollars and, in case of a continuing offence, to a further fine of one hundred dollars for every day after the first day during which the display is continued.

    It is noteworthy that a Cermes study on Litter was done 10 years ago see http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/cermes/docs/technical_reports/raffoul-2006-roadside-litter-in-bdos.aspx and other studies have preceeded and possibly followed AND THEIR RECOMMENDATION WERE, GIVEN THIS US EMBASSY INITIATIVE, POSSIBLE NEVER ACTIONED, beyond some cunsultants billing the government for the respective reports.

    The more things change, the more they remain the same

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  46. David August 25, 2016 at 8:04 PM #

    What is Barbados coming to? Empty garbage trucks parked in Warrens yet we have uncollected garbage all over Barbados, SSA using open back trucks and bobcats to collect garbage.

    #amazing

    Image result for barbados jose jose garbage trucks rent

    Disgrace in Dover | Barbados Today

    Disgrace in Dover

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  47. ac August 25, 2016 at 8:35 PM #

    David i have prompted you from speckled fowl to full pledged Yard fowl you have truly earned your wings

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