Barbuda Gets Its Own Shredding Machine


The commissioning phase of the European Union Granted Shredding Machine took place on the sister isle of Barbuda this week.

The shredder, which is part of the European Union housing project, is a major component of the initiative and will serve as part of the waste management unit.

Mellissa Johnson is the office coordinator for the United Nation Development Program Antigua Project Office and she disclosed that Monday to Wednesday will be for the assembling and training of key personnel from CBH and Solid Waste from both Antigua and Barbuda.

According to Johnson, immediately after the three day training program, the shredding process will begin by Thursday or Friday.

It was late 2019 when the EU handed over a brand new state of the art shredding machine to the twin island, as part of the rebuilding process following the passage of hurricane Irma in September of 2017.

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  1. Next time please state what kind of shredding machine in the heading. I was half way down the article and I still did not know what kind of shredding machine it was about.

  2. Whats with the ridiculous headline? This very statement in the article makes clear the headline is ridiculous “she disclosed that Monday to Wednesday will be for the assembling and training of key personnel from CBH and Solid Waste from both Antigua and Barbuda.” The shredder was handed over in October 2019 to the Government of A&B. We are a nation state not a federation, what belong to Antigua, also belong to Barbuda. Though some would wish it were not true, the same applies to Barbuda. Let me quote the relevant undp handover article:

    “The handing over exercise was held at the Deep-water Harbour, where Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, the Honorable Molwyn Joseph signed documents declaring transfer of ownership to the Government. The Honourable Minister also accepted keys for the shredder on behalf of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, noting in his remarks that the shredder fits “…in the context of our recently developed policy of zero waste.” He further indicated that the equipment will be used to crush blocks and concrete pieces which can then be re-used in construction.

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