BDF Sargassum Seaweed Programme

BDF Sargassum Seaweed Programme

BDF Sargassum Seaweed Programme

Lieutenant Shímar Gollop | 19 JUN 2018
Photography Credit: Lieutenant Shímar Gollop

The Barbados Defence Force continues its partnered efforts in clearing the Sargassum seaweed plagued beaches of the island’s East and South Coasts.

On 7 June 2018, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley declared the situation a national emergency and stressed the need to move the situation from one of crisis intervention to one which seized economic opportunities as soon as possible.

To date the Barbados Defence Force has coordinated national efforts and participated in the clearing tasks with several interagency partners including the Barbados Sea Turtle Project. Captain Ashton Caddle, the BDF’s liaison officer for the effort, has indicated that continuous action is required on several beaches including Bath, River Bay, Dover, Miami Beach, Turtle Beach, Welches, Rockley and Silver Sands.

Sargassum Seaweed, Christ Church – Miami Beach

Sargassum Seaweed, St Philip – Culpepper Island

Barbados Celtic Festival 2018

Barbados Celtic Festival 2018

BARBADOS CELTIC FESTIVAL

BARBADOS, MAY 23RD – 27TH 2018

It all began in the 1990s when Welsh woman Ruth Williams brought her fathers Male Voice Choir over from Wales to perform in the Frank Collymore Hall. Since then many well kent faces in the Scottish, Irish and Welsh as well as Nova Scotia music scene have travelled to Barbados to take part on the last weekend in May every year.
Carol Anderson from Edinburgh Scotland took over in 2011 and brought in the iconic folk musician Eddi Reader and her band to perform. Its a rich cultural exchange of music and food between the wonderful Bajans with their rich Celtic history, and the current music from around the world.

 

Enjoy music

from around the World. This year’s headline act is Hamish Stuart and his band, with saxophonist Molly Duncan. Both are members of the original AWB, the Average White Band which hit the top of the charts in the USA in 1975 with hits like “Pick up the Pieces” “Lets go round again” “Work to do” come and enjoy this wonderful music at Barbados Yacht Club Friday 25th May. More recently Hamish Stuart has toured extensively with Sir Paul McArtney and Sir Ringo Star

 

The BDF Parish Ambassador

The BDF Parish Ambassador

The BDF Parish Ambassador

S GOLLOP, BDF

 

OCTOBER 19, 2017

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Francois Carrington & Keshanna Leacock

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