Staff and family members of Columbus Barbados, operators of Flow and Columbus Business
Solution (CBS), headed out to Foul Bay, St Philip early this morning to participate
in the clean-
The initiative, which is in its second year in association with the Caribbean Youth
Environment Network and the International Coastal Clean-
Vice president of sales, marketing and communications eastern Caribbean, Shelly Ann Hee Chung said, “We are lucky in Barbados to have such a valuable natural resource as our beautiful coastline. Besides the average litter of things like plastic, food containers and bottles, we also collected tossed away anchors, broken furniture and appliances. It is in the national interest that we all try to protect and improve the high quality of our coastline”.
Barbados has a coastline of 97 km (or 60 miles) in length, of which Foul Bay takes up a relatively long and wide section on the south east coast of the island. However, because it is considered one of the most beautiful expanse of white sandy beaches, overlooked by rugged cliffs, and partly shaded by Casuarina and palm trees, it makes it a popular spot on weekends and holidays for picnics and family outings, which also means, lots of litter left behind.
“A healthy coastline means a healthy Barbados. Its cleanup and protection is vital as it hosts the most important sources of economic activity, providing food, energy production, commerce, recreation, as well as community resiliency from storm surges,” Mrs. Hee Chung added.
Manager of human resources Paula Walcott noted, “for the remainder of the week, Columbus Barbados will be participating in a number of other initiatives to celebrate Health & Safety Week 2014, including health screenings, education on nutrition and safety at work, physical activities like road tennis and hiking; and to culminate the week, staff will join the Heart and Stroke
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Bridgetown, Barbados (September 21st, 2014):
Columbus staff members cleaning up Foul Bay, St Philip, to kick off Health & Safety Week 2014