Press Release:– The National Conservation Authority (NCA) has embarked upon an initiative to remove the troublesome Sargassum seaweed from Saint Lucia’s coastlines.
The exercise involved the handling and recycling of the seaweed from the densely covered seashores.
To accomplish this mammoth task the NCA in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Office of the Prime Minister hosted a two day training workshop at Vieux Fort, Dennery and Praslin from May 31st to June 3, 2019.
Manager of the National Conservation Authority Ms. Jacintha Lee emphasized the need to keep our beaches clean.
“There is an urgent need to clean the beaches. When one drives near the Dennery or Praslin beach there is that stench which we need to eliminate. This is why we are undertaking this two part project which involves training and implementation stages. The NCA is working in Collaboration with the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Agriculture to accomplish this task.”
The programme employs individuals from various communities who are then train in the handling and disposal of Sargassum seaweed.
“You will get paid to clean your own community and person who will be using it for recycling will benefit as well.”
The individuals who take part in this programme receive a monthly salary of $850.00 dollars.