( Real News Antigua ) “Good Humans 268 Inc.,” a newly formed non-profit organization, is
pledging to continue its mission to clean all of the country’s claimed
365 white, sandy beaches.
Joshuanette Francis, the organization’s founder, reports that several
beaches have already been tackled, but circumstances have put the
project on hold.
However, she says, the aim, still, is to complete this task – and in a
very short time, once possible.
Francis says she has done a tour of the island and, so far, has located
The mission, now, is to visit all of them, she says – and, in the
process, she hopes she will stumble upon the others that make up
the 365. She notes, however, that many of the areas that locals
classify as beaches actually are not.
While the beaches visited so far were very beautiful and serene,
Francis says that a few – about 30 percent of them – are not in the
best state and require a bit of cleaning.
She says that people should be more responsible about disposing of
their waste when using the beach. To this end, she suggests they
carry along garbage bags, or other receptacles that can hold waste,
and then take their trash back home with them.
Leaving unsecured garbage on the beach – where it can get into the
water – could have dire consequences on the environment and
marine life, she warns.
According to Francis, even on the island’s hiking trails, there is a
proliferation of garbage, which, she says, is just despicable.