SAFETY WARNING: Mullins Bay fouled by dirty water, chemicals from JADA construction site.

Blue sky, Caribbean sea… and the filth near shore

Turtles in trouble – swimming in JADA’s swill

Royal Westmoreland Beach Club patrons also exposed

Our friends at Mullins Bay blog are sending out a safety alert after tying to take a sea dip on Tuesday afternoon, September 27, 2011.

Where is the Coastal Zone Management Unit? Where is the Minister of the Environment? Where is Prime Minister Stuart after his fine fine coastal environment speech at the United Nations? Where is former Environment Minister Elizabeth Thompson whose BLP government couldn’t pass an Environmental Protection Act in 15 years of majority government?

Swimming in JADA Construction’s filth

This blogger was taking such a dip in the sea today around noon and all was going swimmingly until I noticed a foul chemical odor in the water and noticed that it had turned milky. I decided that something bad was happening and that I needed to get out of the water as quickly as possible. It was then that I noticed a juvenile turtle sticking its head out of the milky water in the nearshore area as if it were suffocating and/or struggling to to leave the area…

It was only after complaining to relatives visiting from the UK and USA who had gone about two hundred yards up the beach to Mullins that I learned of the source of the discharge – the JADA construction site opposite the Texaco Service Station in Road View, St. Peter. I was swimming in JADA’s swill.

Full story/photos/video at Mullins Bay Blog: Beware of Mullins Beach Area

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21 responses to “SAFETY WARNING: Mullins Bay fouled by dirty water, chemicals from JADA construction site.

  1. Rodent

    Like JADA gives a rodent’s rectum about anything but money..

  2. Another clueless Bajan

    Anyone would think we have a Tourism industry to nurture!!!

    Bajans are CLUELESS, you hear me?
    De Tourisses wud always come here, in de same way de sea wud always got sea-eggs fuh we to gorge we-self pun, you know?

    An when all de sea-eggs gone extinct,
    we gyne blame pollution, but certainly not human greed and over-fishing!

    We are now officially a dying nation. Well past its peak.

  3. X

    typical of Bjerkham and Tempro – not a care for anything but themselves.

  4. TWWIFOS

    Thanks for bringing up something that actually matters. Keep the heat on and maybe we will see some changes. I turned on CBC last night and the first two stories were about stolen cucumbers and the winner of an egg contest. I had to change the channel after that. It was making me ill.

  5. Visla

    All,

    I have serious questions which I would like to know the answer to:-

    * Did the TCPO require an environmental impact assessment study of the proposed Port Ferdinand marina project prior to approval? If no, why not?

    * Did the Chief Town Planner recommend this project to the Minister for approval or was the Chief Town Planner trumped by a decision of the Minister to approve?

    * When was the application for TCPO approval made by the developer?

  6. barbadian

    COASTAL MANAGEMENT IS RUN BY CANADIANS and they NUTTIN BOUT WE BIMSHIRE OR WE COAST .. KICK THEM OUT !! WE DON’t NEED NO MORE TROUBLE !!! like De SonG says .. Get the Bajan Government to clean up their act or PROTEST and Strike .. All bajans for BIM , NOT FOR RICH OPPORTUNISTS!!!

  7. And, you would have thought, we don’t need to spend 4.5 million Barbados dollars on European ( specialist) to tell us how to grow our own food and look after our sugar industry. You would have though ,Eh ? I mean we’ve had a University in Barbados, now 46 years old, and they should have produced somebody by now, to be able to work out the economy of our agricultural industry, and we should have been able to produce, in all those 46 years of our university, somebody capable enough to manage how we produce our own home grown food. You don’t think so ????
    But no!. But No, no, NO!!!! We have to pay 2.5 million Barbados, to get Europeans in to the island, to show us where we are going wrong, when we used to produce the best most beautiful sugar in all the West Indies, and the highest yields per acre too. So who do we fault for this in-transience?

  8. Reality check

    Idiots! realy now, what chemical would Jada be using to construct that site? it is more than lickley coral dust from excavation, mixing with the water. And turtles Suffacating! what have you been smoking? turtles dont have gills, they cant breath under water, of course they have to come to the surface and breath. To the guy who wrote this story, take a dip elsewere till Jada have finished there work, as that development is giving many people work at the moment and puting food on the tables for there family.

  9. Cup Cake

    How about mortar plasticisers, cement mixed with water, diesel from equipment, cleaning chemicals, admixtures for mortar and concrete, spray on sealants etc etc.

  10. Jimmy Bishop

    @Reality Check

    Quite apart from the fact runoff from construction sites is universally known to contain hazardous chemicals that pollute seas and oceans, deliberately pumping it into the sea in the middle of the day on one of the premier beaches of Barbados where visitors are spending thousands of dollars to swim and play is the height of irresponsibility and stupidity, if not also tyrannical and criminal.

  11. Peltdownman

    Reality check (and many others), please learn the difference between “their” and “there”! 95% literacy my *ss!

  12. PT

    Is the water still brown at Mullin’s Bay? Are they still pumping that poison into the sea?

  13. Anonymous

    Reality Check, At least you can take credit for being a cunt.

  14. ac

    @Reality Check
    Idiot! .
    The ocean might be the only living resource mankind might have to turn to in a time of devastating drought or famine.Poisoning the water is not the way to go.

  15. Broker

    Last century an old wise woman of the Cree Indian nation, named “Eyes of Fire”, had a vision of the future. She prophesied that one day, because of the white mans’ or Yo-ne-gis’ greed, there would come a time, when the earth being ravaged and polluted, the forests being destroyed, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, the fish being poisoned in the streams, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist. There would come a time when the “keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs” would be needed to restore us to health, making the earth green again.

  16. Al Gore

    Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. Cree Indian Prophecy »

  17. Concerned

    As of Saturday night the JADA construction site is still pumping. I wonder if they are only pumping during the night to conceal their activities or also in the day? Has anyone seen it this week during the daytime?

  18. Friendly facade

    The water still looked bad on Monday.

  19. ac

    does barbados have a Minister of Enviroment? Just asking?

  20. ac

    if all else fails email coastal management unit
    info@coastal.gov,bb
    Dr. leo Brewster director

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