Items exempt from plastics ban

Garbage bags are among a number of items exempted from the pending ban on petro-based single-use plastics that takes effect from April 1 for importers, and July 1, for vendors, retailers and users. ...

March 27, 2019
Barbados News

Humphrey: Enough time given for plastics ban

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, has asserted that enough time and consultations were given prior to the announcement that all petro-based single u...

January 24, 2019

Government announces ban on plastics

Government has announced that the importation, retail, sale and use of petro-based, single-use plastic will no longer be allowed in Barbados. Products made from petroleum, such as single-...

January 23, 2019
Barbados News

Humphrey: Upgrades coming for fish markets

Long awaited upgrades and renovations at Barbados’ fish markets are set to get under way, as Government moves to raise standards in the island’s fishing industry. Minister of Maritime Affairs and t...

October 02, 2018

Minister wants derelict boats removed

The days of derelict fishing boats taking up space at markets across Barbados are numbered. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, made it clear that the vessels must be ...

September 05, 2018
Barbados News