Barbados Ministry Of The Environment Website Is Packed Full Of Useful Information

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Oh… we forgot. The Barbados Ministry of the Environment doesn’t have a website.

That way, they don’t have to bother posting any advice, research, current environmental legislation or any other information to assist Barbados citizens.

Now if Environment Minister Liz Thompson would only put the same amount of work into her Ministry’s website as she put into her own “Elect Me, I’m Great!” website…

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The only link on Liz’s website is to the Barbados Labour Party.

Yup.

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13 responses to “Barbados Ministry Of The Environment Website Is Packed Full Of Useful Information

  1. passin thru

    The BArbados Environment Ministry doesn’t have a website? Are you sure? This can’t be right.

    Are you sure BFP? I can’t believe it not really.

  2. Honestly, whats the obsession with BFP and websites….the irony of it is, BFP dosen’t have a website either haha

  3. RRRicky

    A blog is a type of website. If the ministry had a blog it would count!

  4. West Side Davie

    A website allows the people access to vast amounts of information. It empowers citizens, but that’s not the way the Barbados Govt likes it.

    The Barbados government would rather have specialized knowledge hidden and kept from the masses. If for instance, the citizens had instant access to the laws of Barbados in respect of the environment, the handling of dangerous chemicals, and the disposal of waste – the citizens might be in a position to see offences and demand action.

    Can’t have that!

  5. This is not new. The Ministry has not had a working website for a long time. When I composed my list of all environment agencies, ministries and departments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for my website, I found Brabados as the only claiming to have a website but it never worked. There are a few LAC nations (Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, Haiti, Suriname) which do not have an environment portal, but very few anymore. Barbados ‘ environment-related laws & regulations are not offerred online anywhere and the Barbados authorities I email and fax never respond to my inquiries regarding those regulations. They are hardly unique in that, but in a very small minority among LAC nations I try contacting…

    Regards,
    Keith

  6. I’ve been waiting to see what BFP had to say about the Environmental Protection Dept.’s website now that it’s finally on the air for a few days, but so far nothing. I have my own views (of course), but wanted to give you folks first crack at a critique. ;)

    Best regards,
    Keith R

  7. J. Payne

    The Barbados Gov’t website is a HUGE joke……… All the Information is hugely outdated and nobody—– ever emails you back…..

  8. J. Payne

    I had to create my own archive.
    http://www.geocities.com/carib_gov/old/

    Because the Barbados Government webmaster seem like they does fall asleep at the switch. Mine is a little old but is still newer then what the Gov’t webmaster do….. I have part of the

    The “Ministry of Health / Environmental Special Projects Unit (ESPU)” at: http://www.espu.gov.bb/

    Nobody EVER taught the Government Webmaster the fundamentals of web administration??? such as if your redesigned site isn’t finished leave the old site alone. Finish your new site then upload the COMPLETED new site so that you don’t have dead links all over the place…. *stupes*

  9. J. Payne, hate to say this, but I have seen a few other official environment sites elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in worse shape. But I think the Barbados government can do far better.

  10. J. Payne

    I’m talking the whole combined portal…. It is all eye-candy with *very* little actual useful information.

    I don’t have the time to run down everything thats wrong with it.

    * But on
    http://www.barbados.gov.bb/ministries.htm

    Why doesn’t it know that the Parliament website of Barbados is now
    http://www.barbadosparliament.com/

    NOT .gov.bb anymore.

    *On all the Barbados government sites it says the Statistics department is at http://www.bgis.gov.bb/stats/

    When it has been at http://www.barstats.gov.bb/
    for like the last 2 years.

    * When you go onto http://www.barbadosbusiness.gov.bb/

    It tells you at the top of the page the information is outdated??? What they paying these webmasters to do? Goto work and sleep??? Man if I ever administered pages like that at AT&T Broadband I would have been kicked out on my duff……

  11. J. Payne

    And don’t lemme talk about

    http://primeminister.gov.bb/

    If you click on the image you goto one site…
    If you click on the text you goto a different site…. LOL

  12. Yeah, well, generally speaking, I have been less than impressed with most of the Government’s current websites. But I thought we were speaking in particular of the EPD’s new site (only up-and-running about 5 days), not the Prime Minister’s.

  13. J. Payne

    I would have to say one of the better intuitive one’s I’ve seen for a developing country would be the one for the Philippines.

    http://www.gov.ph/

    Clean design. Well laid out. You can find anything you need on there.

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