Environmental Initiative to encourage responsible solid waste disposal

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The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) of Antigua and Barbuda, in partnership with the Halo Foundation, has procured 17 wheeled garbage bins to be made available for use by patrons of large events. The bins were financed by the British High Commission in Antigua and Barbuda.

President of the RCS Antigua and Barbuda, Her Excellency Lady Williams, said: “We are extremely appreciative of this gesture. The government of the United Kingdom, through its British Commission based here, is always willing to assist in addressing environmental challenges. This donation will allow us to make extra bins available (at no cost) to any organization staging an event that would require additional receptacles for garbage disposal.”

Resident British Commissioner to Antigua and Barbuda, Ms Lindsy Thompson, said “we’re delighted to support the RCS and Halo Foundation with this excellent initiative to help keep Antigua and Barbuda beautiful. This is one of a number of projects funded by the British High Commission supporting Antigua and Barbuda in our shared environment objectives”.

About the Royal Commonwealth Society:

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. Through youth empowerment, education and high-level advocacy, the Society champions the importance of literacy, equality and inclusion, the environment and connected communities across the Commonwealth’s 54 member nations. The Society’s unique position within the Commonwealth family allows it to play a pivotal role in convening and connecting the Commonwealth’s political and diplomatic representatives, as well as industry, civil society, academic and business leaders, on a wide range of issues. Founded in 1868, the RCS is non-partisan, independent of governments and relies on public generosity to achieve its mission.

Other RCS branches in the Caribbean are Barbados (registered in 1985), Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.


Photo caption (L-R)
Joanne Newell, Board Director, RCS (Antigua-Barbuda)
Lindsy Thompson, British Resident Commissioner
H.E. Lady Williams, President, RCS (Antigua-Barbuda)
Patrice Skerritt, Board Director, RCS (Antigua-Barbuda)
John Duffy, Board Director, RCS (Antigua-Barbuda)