NCA Embarks On Seaweed Removal Project

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.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The 3 most affected see weed areas I st lucia are dennery, praslin, and micoud village, yet still workshops are held in dennery, praslin and VIEUX FORT…. WHAT HAS become of micoud village? Has this place been 4gotton? Do we even have a district representative in parliament? Same way jettys were built in praslin and savannes bay, whilst micoud village was left out, when micoud village has more fishing vessels than praslin and savannes Bay put together.. So tell me y is micoud always left out?? Concerned frustrated micoudian…….

  2. Micoud North, I have the same question. This is no accident; this is by design, and is a systemic problem in the government – the neglecting of Micoud over the years. The UWP party continues to take Micoud people for granted because (Micoud) is a sure seat to win, and the opposition, punishes them when they are in power- a no win for Micoud. Micoudians need to wake up and smell the political stench. Send a message to UWP that they (Micoudians) they tired of being taken for granted, being stepped on and treated as personae non gratae. There should be a concerted effort to send this message to the UWP party. Micoud needs to stop being UWP’s Mat. Personally, I am tired of this.

    I must say this though, Micoudians need to come together, put their resources together and develop their own community- the Government simply doesn’t give a damn.

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