Cruise Ship Crew Clean Fort James Beach

Twenty (20) crew members of P&O Cruise’s Azura vessel participated in a beach clean-up activity at Fort James Beach on Monday.
The clean-up formed a part of a set of initiatives undertaken by the cruise line along with their sister brands that operate under the umbrella of the Carnival Corporation to protect and preserve the ocean for their guests to continue to enjoy.

Ross Manson, Environmental officer of P&O’s Azura said he thought it was a great initiative for the crew to do something to maintain one of the beaches in Antigua & Barbuda because they are here so often.
Mr. Manson said it is the first time a beach clean-up activity has been organized by P&O’s Azura and they are happy to be doing something environmentally conscientious to bring awareness to the importance of keeping the beaches clean and keeping plastics out of the ocean.
Over the last year, P&O cruises have been working to reduce single use plastics items like cotton buds, straws, stirrers and sail away flags with more sustainable alternatives.
P&O understands the importance of protecting the planet and they are committed to improving their sustainability and environmental practices to protect and preserve the oceans.



  1. How many used Cs they found in the process would like to know the statistics. Last wee know went for a walk around the environs of the stadium and counted around 59 used Cs in the parking area.

  2. Shame. Shame. Shame.
    How can you invite guests over to your house and then compel them to clean your rooms?

    What next? Will the guests at Sandals and Royalton be made to clean if,thy St. John’s ?

    Shame shame shame . To think that we just celebrated the farce of political in-de-pen-dance.

    • They clearly stated that this was organized by the cruise ship in order to do something nice in return for the island. They weren’t asked to do so. It was done out of generosity.

      • Fluffy, Yes they did very generously clean up the filth that WE are too lazy to do for our selves. The beaches are all we have to offer and look at the state of them. We should be ashamed of ourselves

    • Note From A Native Son Of The Rock! “The cognitive and structural aspects of a paradigm are incomplete without the functional aspect. There is something more than knowing in the Afrocentric sense; there is also doing.” – Dr. Molefi Asante: Afrocentricity – The theory of Social Change!

      Offer Congrats to the P&O Cruise’s Azura Crew Members!

      Castigate GoAB for no Policies & Standard Operating Procedures, Educational out Communications Environmental Plans, Capital Infrastructure & Maintenance Operations and The People of Antigua and Barbuda who use the beach and leave their garbage at Fort James!

      Offer Solutions!

      “What is any better than operating and acting out of our own collective interest? What is any greater than seeing the world through our eyes? What resonates more with people than understanding that we are central to our history, not someone else’s? If we can, in the process of materializing our consciousness, claim space as agents of progressive change, then we can change our condition and change the world.” – Asante!

  3. How embarrassing for Antigua. To think that a tour company who bring customers and jobs to us find it necessary to clean our beaches. Before you know it they will go somewhere else and we can live in our own filth. Thank you P&O staff for cleaning our mess.

  4. You know, coastlines across Antigua were cleaned up near the end of September and thousands of pounds of garbage were collected. I went to Fort James last weekend, and it was just nasty, the whole stretch of it. I went to Deep Bay two days ago and there is a box of garbage right at the stairs of the bridge, don’t talk about what was on the beach. I took what I thought were beautiful, scenic photos and now realise I can’t share them due to the garbage.

    Now I don’t remember my parents actually teaching me not to litter, but they must have, as littering now seems so normal in this society. I’m flabbergasted, embarrassed and disgusted by our people being such litterbugs. I mean what kind of person leaves their garbage for other people to enjoy? What is happening here? Congrats to P & O crew for cleaning up our beaches. I’ll never participate in another clean-up, it really isn’t worth it.

  5. Why are the cruise ship crew cleaning up our garbage ? This is a disgraceful state of affairs, outsiders now feel that they need to clean up Antiguan mess and garbage ? We should hang our heads in shame !

  6. Sounds like a harmless and very thoughtful activity by the crew.

    But remember, Royal Caribbean plans to make an investment in Fort James for its guests to enjoy.

    Royal Caribbean is the world’s second largest cruise line. Guess who is number one?

    You guessed right. It’s the parent company of P&O cruises, Carnival Corporation.

    Time will tell if this was really just a thoughtful gesture or simply they feel threatened that their biggest competition will soon have exclusive rights to that beach.

    • Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “The basic confrontation which seemed to be colonialism versus anti-colonialism, indeed capitalism versus socialism, is already losing its importance. What matters today, the issue which blocks the horizon, is the need for a redistribution of wealth. Humanity will have to address this question, no matter how devastating the consequences may be.”― Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth!

      Here’s how the Buccaneers sailing the Caribbean seas seized the Booty which the IMF and WB found difficulty executing! After More than Sixty Years in The Cruise Tourism Industry and For some Caribbean SIDS Port Development and Management, this is the Buccaneers and Privateers rationale for taking control:
      Ports require CAPITAL and PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT; To Be competitive, Port Infrastructure needs REGULAR UPGRADE and ENHANCEMENT; Governments have competing needs for CAPITAL; Governments manage ports with POLITICAL AGENDAS; Private operators run ports for Commerce NOT JOB CREATION; and here is the kicker which all of the Caribbean SIDS have exhibited a shortsighted vision GROWING USAGE DEMAND CAN PAY FOR PRIVATELY FINANCED INFRASTRUCTURE!

      RCL and Carnival just joined forces to Manage The Castries, St. Lucia Port and will be constructing a new large port in Vieux Fort, which they will mange also! Together these two control some 70% of the Cruise Industry Yet they have pooled their Capital, Knowledge and Technology to exploit and control the Industry!

      Competitors You Say! Corporate Buy Backs and Mergers are fueling the US Stock Markets! Understand the Changes Capitalism is making to prolong its Lifeline!

      “An endless task, the cataloguing of reality. We accumulate facts, we discuss them, but with every line that is written, with every statement that is made, one has the feeling of incompleteness.” ― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks!

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