Environment

PM says no deal signed for private cruise port on Egg Island

July 20, 2016

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has responded to public outcry over a proposed development on Egg Island, Eleuthera, contending that his administration has not signed any deal to construct a private cruise port there.

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Andros Adventures and Sandyport Beaches for Bahamas National Trust Campers

July 20, 2016

Forty high school students got the chance to explore the natural environment and ecosystems of the country this summer with the Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) Eco-Camp.

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Bahamas National Trust on Egg Island
Bahamas National Trust on Egg Island

July 20, 2016

The Bahamas National Trust is aware of the public concerns expressed on social media and elsewhere about a proposed development on Egg Island, near Spanish Wells, Eleuthera.

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Hot weather response must change

July 18, 2016

2016 is projected to be the hottest year on planet earth. The earth is getting warmer. Weather events are becoming more extreme.

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India just planted 50 million trees in 24 hours

July 18, 2016

In the first real show of a $6 billion commitment to reforest India, the country planted nearly 50 million trees in under 24 hours. Suddenly, India’s goal of reducing pollution and reforesting 12% of the country doesn’t look nearly as far-fetched.

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216 arrests, 856 cases cleared, 450,000 in property recovered thanks to Crime Stoppers
216 arrests, 856 cases cleared, 450,000 in property recovered thanks to Crime Stoppers

July 18, 2016

IN the nearly 15 years since Crime Stoppers Bahamas was established, the community action organisation has helped lead police to 216 arrests, assisted in clearing 856 cases in the process and recovering more than $450,000 in property.

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Clifton tour shows threat of oil pollution to Bahamian waters

July 18, 2016

INTERNATIONAL experts, including a former presidential advisor, who toured Clifton and the southwest bays of New Providence by boat recently, say they witnessed the sharp distinction between some of the world's most beautiful waters and the oil pollution threatening its health and the fish, conch and crawfish that call them home.

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VIDEO: THE TRIBUNE'S TOP 5 - your countdown of the week's big stories

July 18, 2016

KHRISNA VIRGIL reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

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Removal of prayer group from Rawson Square 'a political act'

July 15, 2016

AN outspoken former pastor is calling a decision to have him and members of his prayer group removed from downtown Nassau “a political act directed from the very top,” insinuating that his anti-government stance has landed him in “hot water”.

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'Bitten by bugs more than 300 times at resort'

July 15, 2016

A couple from New York has alleged that a bed bug infestation at a resort in Grand Bahama not only ruined their trip to The Bahamas but had left them both physically and emotionally scarred after reportedly being bitten over 300 times in their hotel room.

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St. Matthew's Anglican Church youth members engage in spiritual retreat in Inagua, engage in educational pursuits and visit sick and shut-ins

July 15, 2016

The youthful members of St. Matthew's traveled to Matthew Town, Inagua, for a spiritual retreat, but also took time out from their fun, frolic and fellowship to help beautify the St. Philip Church and Parish Hall by picking up trash; and to bring a spot of cheer to senior citizens and shut-in members on the island by visiting them and serenading them and presenting them with gift bags.

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Save The Bays contributes to public consultation on Freedom of Information

July 14, 2016

The fast-growing environmental movement Save The Bays submitted several recommendations for amendments to the proposed Freedom of Information Act, including what it considers the most critical change to the draft legislation – establishment of an apolitical, totally independent Information Commissioner and unit.

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US advisory on crime 'wrong'

July 14, 2016

THE United States Embassy is "wrong" and the assertions made in their latest crime advisory regarding The Bahamas are "not true," National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage insisted yesterday, a day after the US released a security message urging its citizens and visitors in Nassau and Paradise Island to exercise heightened personal security awareness.

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International experts tour Clifton Bay, view oil pollution up close, Waterkeepers Bahamas hopes global interest will help shed light, provide solutions

July 13, 2016

International experts, including a former presidential advisor, toured Clifton and the Southwest Bays recently, their boat slicing through the water between oil slicks and coasting over reefs as they witnessed the sharp distinction between some of the world’s most beautiful waters and the oil pollution threatening its health and the fish, conch and crawfish that call it home.

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UPDATED: U.S. hits back with Bahamas travel advisory
UPDATED: U.S. hits back with Bahamas travel advisory

July 13, 2016

THE United States Embassy released a security message yesterday urging its citizens and US visitors in Nassau and Paradise Island to exercise heightened personal security awareness, pointing out that armed robberies and violent crime remain primary criminal threats.

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U.S. hits back with security message to citizens and visitors in the Bahamas

July 12, 2016

THE U.S. Embassy released a security message on Tuesday morning urging its citizens and U.S. visitors in Nassau and Paradise Island to exercise heightened personal security awareness, pointing out that armed robberies and violent crime remain primary criminal threats.

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Mitchell: No fallout from the U.S. over ministry's travel advisory

July 12, 2016

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday there has been "absolutely" no fall out from diplomats in the United States after his ministry issued a travel warning advising Bahamians, young men in particular, to exercise caution in their dealings with police in U.S. cities.

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K.B. says stop government spying

July 11, 2016

Rake-n-Scrape superstar, Kirkland 'K.B.' Bodie takes aim at government spying with his new release entitled, "Dey Spyin' Spyin' Everyday".

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VIDEO: THE TRIBUNE'S TOP 5 - your countdown of the week's big stories

July 09, 2016

NICO SCAVELLA reviews the big stories that had the Bahamas talking this week.

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Bahamians warned to take care after U.S. shootings

July 08, 2016

IN THE wake of police-related shootings in the United States that have resulted in the deaths of black men, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is urging Bahamians to be particularly careful when travelling in the U.S.

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