Ministry VROMI and Nature Foundation working together on removal of seaweed

Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake stated on Tuesday that Ministry VROMI is working closely with Nature Foundation regarding the removal of Sargasso seaweed on certain beaches.

A backhoe has been in operation at a beach in Point Blanche which has seen a large amount of Sargasso seaweed come ashore.

Residents have been complaining about the smell and burning eyes that live at Ground Dove Apartments which is right next to the beach.

“I’ve had a very good working relationship with Nature Foundation. The organization works in a very professional manner.

“They sought the assistance of my ministry with respect to large amounts of seaweed that has been washing up on certain beaches and we are more than happy to assist.

“We all have to work together to keep our environment clean. I commend all the volunteers who came out over the past weekend to clean-up a beach at Nettle Bay as part of the Inter Coastal Clean-up,” Minister Hon. Maurice Lake said on Tuesday.