Barbados national crisis: Sargassum seaweed damaging tourism and fishing


Have a look at these Nation News videos that fairly depict the impact of sargassum seaweed on on beaches, and then ask yourself why our government isn’t calling “ALL HANDS ON DECK!”.

Sometimes I think I’m the crazy one when problems and priorities seem so obvious yet the government does nothing.

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11 responses to “Barbados national crisis: Sargassum seaweed damaging tourism and fishing

  1. Nair

    Do they give 2 sweet whatever. Their jobs are SECURE. JUST SITTING ON THEIR EVER INCREASING IN SIZE FAT DUFFS, WAITING ON THEIR INFLATED PENSIONS.

  2. Party Animal

    While this Seaweed is beyond our control, we should still have been in a position to help control the beaches keeping them clean.
    When you are broke you are broke, as the old time people would tell you save something for a rainy day.
    Today that is not so. Unfortunately one must grease their pockets first and to Hell with the rest of us.
    Tractors could easily be used to keep the beaches clean, but some would tell you the Turtles would be at risk, how cute ? Can the Turtles get in to lay through the moss ? can the you ones get to the sea when hatched ?
    “Bureaucracy” seems to hold us back from going forward.

  3. Victor

    Are you kidding me? Get down to the East Coast beaches (and wherever else necessary) and haul the weed away. How lazy can you be? I grew up on St. Philip beaches and all this will pass, if people are willing to pitch in and be sensible.

  4. D Oracle.

    Its ONE of our national crises, please…not even the biggest one, its small compared to the others we have which, unlike the seaweed, will not go away. Like the thieving politicians on both sides. The corrupt civil service. A filthy island covered in garbage from people who piss in their drinking water. Seaweed what.

  5. SB

    Such growth only encouraged by the dumping of raw sewage in the sea. Cancel your vacations folks – the Island stinks (like the politicians).

  6. Adrian Loveridge

    I simply cannot understand with 2,000 – 3,000 in the paid and idle Defence Force virtually overlooking some of the worst effected areas and up to 1,200 prisoners at Dodds, why the Goverment reluctance to at least try and deal with the problem.

  7. Anonymous

    I understand that prisoners are being used in the clean up of beaches . The guy at Tapas Restaurant confirmed that to me this week .

  8. Anonymous

    wow. as a frequent visitor to the crane thats depressing

  9. naysayer77

    What’s the problem? everything be fine so fine! nobody goes into the water anyways. just sit on the beach and drink and sun.

  10. David Randall

    We are coming for 4 months in December not looking forward to it this problem started before we left in March ,I realise it is a big problem but it will be a bigger problem financially if Tourism dries up like the seaweed .All politicians are the same worldwide not to be relied upon ever to do the right thing so we struggle and they sit on the fence .