Cleaning The Island’s End - Sandals Foundation and MBIA Volunteers Clean Up Devil’s Bay

on 09/24/2019 - 12:16 pm

Cleaning The Island’s End

~Sandals Foundation and MBIA Volunteers Clean Up Devil’s Bay~

September 24, 2019                                                                                     For Immediate Release

Pink Gin Beach, Grenada- As part of activities to mark International Coastal Clean-Up Day (ICCD), members of the Sandals Foundation (at Sandals Grenada) and the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) collaborated on Friday September 20, to bring some much needed attention to Devil’s Bay.

The beach is most frequented by fishermen and adventure seekers who oftentimes do not properly dispose of their litter. Further, given it’s off the beat location, the entrance to the beach has been subject to illegal dumping.

Plastic bottles accounted for 70% of waste collected, with various microplastics and styrofoam making up the remaining trash. A few standout items also collected were a television, standing fans, shoes, tyres and fishing lines. 

The 45-minute exercise was executed by a 35 member team and a total of 116lbs of waste- not including the bulky items was collected.

Larissa Mark, Environment, Health & Safety Manager for Sandals Grenada said the clean-up is one of many sensitization exercises conducted by the resort; “Sandals Foundation and by extension all Sandals Resorts place a great deal of focus on educating our team members and the public on the importance of safeguarding our environment. This time we invited our colleagues at MBIA to come along and they were ready and willing to participate and help us spread the anti-litter, and ocean protection message.”

In expressing gratitude, Lenworth Gordon, Marketing Manager for MBIA, said, “I hope this is the first of many more collaborations. Thank you to the Sandals family for inviting us and remember we are always here to support.”


About the Sandals Foundation

The Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the Caribbean’s leading family-owned resort company.  The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was created to continue and expand upon the charitable work that Sandals Resorts International has undertaken since its founding in 1981 to play a meaningful role in the lives of the communities where SRI operates throughout the Caribbean. The Sandals Foundation funds projects in three core areas: education, community and the environment. One hundred per cent of the monies contributed by the general public to the Sandals Foundation go directly to programs benefiting the Caribbean community. To learn more about the Sandals Foundation, visit online at or on social media @sandalsfdn.




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