September 28,2016

TDC joins  International Community in Ocean Conservation

 Over 4000 pounds of garbage were collected in under four hours by volunteers at the International Coastal Clean -Up (ICC) held on September 17 ,2016 at the Las Cuevas Beach Facility.

Coordinated by the Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Coca Cola Bottlers and Alstons Marketing Company Limited (AMCO) the clean-up attracted approximately 360 volunteers, including members of the Protectors of the Environment (POE), a Las Cuevas Community group.

Warren Solomon, TDC’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, who joined the volunteers on the beach, said that, “the TDC is pleased to do its part in ridding the nation’s ocean way of debris and providing a comfortable and enjoyable beach and sea bathing experience for all. Being able to do so with members of the Las Cuevas community, as well as corporate partners really made the effort more satisfying.”

 The TDC is a member of the ICC National Planning Committee which was formed to facilitate the active involvement of various stakeholders in the national clean-up exercise spearheaded globally by Ocean Conservancy, a non –profit organisation whose work has been instrumental in highlighting the global problem of marine pollution, guiding international policy development and engaging people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife.