Barbados Oistins Beach Scrap Metal: Environment Ministry Embarrassment Of The Week

This Barbados Environment Ministry Embarrassment Of The Week is to be found on the beach at Oistins on the south coast.

Just take a look at this photo…


Try to imagine how beautiful this scene would look without the rusting old stove and I-beams. How long have the I-beams and the old stove been there? According to "Flash" – a fisherfolk who was caulking his boat at the time the photo was taken two weeks ago – both the beams and the stove have been there since "maybe four years 'cause dat is when dey put de breakwater down. Many years I see dem in truth."

Barbados has no program to clean the beaches or to pick up the THOUSANDS of abandoned appliances, chemical drums and other large pieces of scrap metal that foul our roads, beaches and wild lands.

So how about it? Will the Minister of the Environment Liz Thompson send out a crew to remove this scrap from Oistins Beach? We will let you know, but don't hold your breath…

The illegal chemical dump we pointed out on March 30th is still there.


Filed under Barbados, Environment, Politics & Corruption

2 responses to “Barbados Oistins Beach Scrap Metal: Environment Ministry Embarrassment Of The Week

  1. John

    Her attention is on the next state of the art toilet and bath facility at Browne’s beach.

    Expects it will cost $400,000

  2. Biscoe

    Like you I hate to see this type of indiscriminate dumping all over Barbados. I hope you do something besides take pictures, talk and expect government to clean up everybody’s mess. If everyone did their part and reported others who didn’t we would all be a lot better off.

    How many cars and PSVs have you driven behind and seen people throwing empty snack boxes, sno cone cups and pep bottles out the window.

    How have we become a people who expect someone else to clean up after us? Has this happened along with it being our “right” to set up and sell anything from coconuts on the highway to clothes in Swan Street no matter who else we are affecting or how dangerous it is.