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State of parks and streets 'can contribute to crime'

By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net

PLP MP Fred Mitchell claims that the degraded state of community parks and streets can contribute to criminal activity.
In a press conference held yesterday in Fox Hill’s community park, Mr Mitchell, MP for the area, said the government’s “inability” to keep communities clean is not only a health risk, but a safety issue for Bahamians.
“When the environment in a neighbourhood is not kept within acceptable limits this feeds crime and anti-social behaviour,” said Mr Mitchell.
“A major complaint of constituents is the inability of the government to keep the parks properly ...

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BNT Responds To Call for Ban on National Parks Development

The Bahamas National Trust issued the following response to an article calling for a ban on development within national parks, printed in The Tribune on October 29.

Notwithstanding our firm commitment to the protection of our natural resources, the Bahamas National Trust holds the view that there is a distinct and fundamental difference between the unrestricted exploitation of public resources within a national park and the acceptance of reasonable access for non-commercial use of private property.

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, of which the Bahamas National Trust is a longstanding member, national parks are protected areas "managed to achieve the long...

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Art for the Parks Abaco event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco
is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over
three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January,
10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

The event will be held at the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour.

For more information, contact Kadie Mills, BNT Abaco office

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Art for the Parks Abaco event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco
is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over
three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January,
10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

The event will be held at the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour.

For more information, contact Kadie Mills, BNT Abaco office

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Art For The Parks Abaco Event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January, 10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

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Free Summer Theatre in the Parks Series starts next week

Nassau, Bahamas - Beginning Thursday, July 12th, 2012,

Summer Theatre in the Parks presents two performances of two 1-Act plays by Tennessee Williams entitled

"This Property is Condemned" and

"Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen",
both directed by Leslie Vanderpool, Founder & Executive Director of
the Bahamas International Film Festival.

Performances are FREE of
charge and will be staged in four different Nassau parks at the times
listed in the graphic featured here...

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Art for the Parks Abaco event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco
is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over
three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January,
10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

The event will be held at the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour.

For more information, contact Kadie Mills, BNT Abaco office

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Art For The Parks Abaco Event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January, 10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

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Call for ban on development in national parks

By MEGAN REYNOLDS

Tribune Staff Reporter

mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

AN EXUMA activist has criticised the Bahamas National Trust for not opposing dredging and excavation at Bell Island in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park as he calls for development in all national parks to be banned.

Terry Bain, spokesman for Save The Exuma Park (STEP) committee, is outraged at the granting of permission to dredge and excavate more than 13 acres of land and seabed around Bell Island in the Exuma park and the apparent compliance of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT).

Mr Bain spoke out on behalf of STEP's 180 members at a public meeting called by the BNT in Great Exuma last Thursday to discuss the Bell I ...

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Abaco Beach Resort and The Bahamas National Trust present Art For The Parks - Jan 27th - 29th

Marsh
Harbour, Abaco -  Come and support our local artists at Art for the
Parks, which in turn supports the National Park of the Abaco.

Over 20 Local Artist & Artisans..  Children paintings,
prints, cards, environmental games and more...

Friday, January 27th - Soft Opening
Noon to 3pm and Gala Opening 6pm - 9pm. Saturday, January 28th - 10am to
6pm and Sunday, January 29th - 11am - 3pm...

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Abaco Beach Resort and The Bahamas National Trust present Art For The Parks - Jan 27th - 29th

Marsh Harbour, Abaco -  Come and support our local artists at Art for the Parks, which in turn supports the National Park of the Abaco.

Over 20 Local Artist & Artisans..  Children paintings, prints, cards, environmental games and more...

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The Bahamas National Park System expands!

Nassau, Bahamas - "In October 2009, on the occasion of The 50th Anniversary of The Bahamas National Trust, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham announced his intention to expand the national parks system of The Bahamas. 

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Abaco's National Parks--A Focus Of Abaco Business Outlook

Abaco, Bahamas -While many Bahamians may have some
idea that the Abacos attract a lot of tourism business, few know why. At Abaco Business Outlook 2012 (ABO), Eric Carey, Executive Director, Bahamas National Trust will speak about the National Parks government has designated in this subgroup of islands and reveal BNT's concept plan for the sustainable development of the business opportunities these
protected natural areas offer.

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Mary Hyacinth Parks-Thompson, 50

Mary Hyacinth Parks-Thompson, 50 yrs., a resident of Darling Lane & formerly of Clarendon, Jamaica died at PMH on 3 May, 2012.

She is survived by children: Jonathan Williams & Talari Williams; 3 stepchildren: Federicka & Lydia Thompson & Delvon Butler; 2 aunts: Normalee Edwards & Olive Miller other relatives & friends: Tamicka Mamby & Ayodele Mamby & a host of other relatives & friends.

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Underwater sculpture park being eyed

Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) is working to develop a proposal that would transform a part of the seabed into an underwater sculpture park, BREEF officials announced yesterday.
It would involve bringing in world-renowned sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor, who has built underwater parks in Mexico and Grenada.
If the proposal is approved, Taylor would work with Bahamian sculptors Willicey Tynes and Andret John to create the underwater park.
BREEF Executive Director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert said the organization hopes to present the government with the proposal soon.
She said the underwater sculpture park will serve as an artificial reef habitat for fish and will also take some diver pressure away from reefs.
"It will also be an amazing attraction for people in The Bahamas and people who are interested in coming to The Bahamas to dive," McKinney-Lambert said.
The park is being proposed to mark BREEF's 20th anniversary and honor BREEF Founder the late Sir Nicholas Nuttall.
Eugenie Nuttall, BREEF co-chair, said BREEF is trying to identify a location for the sea park.
She said once a location is identified, BREEF will present its proposal to the government.
Asked if she had any concerns about the impact of developing the park on the seabed, Nuttall said the park is expected to help marine life survive.
"The point is that so many people have gone out... and broken off the coral," she said. "The seabed in the areas around New Providence are very, very compromised. So something like this will create an artificial reef that's wonderful. It will also fire people's imaginations."
Tynes, who approached BREEF about developing an underwater park, said he hopes that it will solidify The Bahamas as a world-class destination for diving.
Taylor said the marine park will have the potential to bring in additional visitors and will create publicity for the country.
He said he hopes to create something that will "inspire future generations and highlight how wonderful the underwater world is".
"I want to make something that I haven't done before and it's fairly ambitious," Taylor said.
Taylor said he created 500 sculptures in Mexico.
He said he worked on the project for four years.
John said the opportunity to work on such a large scale project would be priceless.

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Clifford Park Mass Rally - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
Clifford Park Mass Rally - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

Fellow Bahamians;
Women of The Bahamas;
Young People;
F-N-Ms:

I will speak briefly to you tonight. As you can hear, I have a sore throat and they tell me that speaking at length will only aggravate it. Still I have a number of things to share with you and so I will soldier on.

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Starbucks celebrates Earth Day - Partners with BNT to clear invasives from national park

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Starbucks joined forces with the Bahamas National Trust to take Action for the Planet on Saturday, April 21st by clearing invasive cattails from Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park.  "Starbucks staff and management were pleased to volunteer and help the BNT at Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park " said Dino Matsas, Starbucks Operations Manager.  "We like for our staff to get actively involved with the organizations we support and volunteering at the park helped us understand the role of the BNT as our national parks manager and experience some of the challenges they face in managing our protected areas."
This was the first activity that Starbucks has planned with the BNT.  The team will be at The Retreat on April 28th, helping to generally clean and clear the paths at the BNT headquarters on Village Road as part of their continuing Earth Day commitment to take positive action for the planet.  A Special Celebration of the Acts of Green Challenge will be held immediately following the cleanup.
Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park , a 250 acre freshwater wetland was created in 2002 and the BNT added boardwalks and interpretive signage in 2007.  The park is a popular stop for birdwatchers as more than 100 species have been recorded at the wetland which is one of 39 Important Bird Areas in The Bahamas.

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Starbucks Celebrates Earth Day - Partners with BNT to clear invasives from National Park

Nassau, Bahamas - Starbucks joined forces with the Bahamas National Trust to
take Action for the Planet on Saturday, April 21st by clearing
invasive cattails from Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park. "Starbucks staff and management were pleased to
volunteer and help the BNT at Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park " said
Dino Matsas, Starbucks Operations Manager.
" We like for our staff to get actively involved with the organizations
we support and volunteering at the park helped us understand the role of the
BNT as our national parks manager and experience some of the challenges they
face in managing our protected areas...

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Starbucks Celebrates Earth Day - Partners with BNT to clear invasives from National Park

Nassau, Bahamas - Starbucks joined forces with the Bahamas National Trust to
take Action for the Planet on Saturday, April 21st by clearing
invasive cattails from Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park. "Starbucks staff and management were pleased to
volunteer and help the BNT at Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park " said
Dino Matsas, Starbucks Operations Manager.
" We like for our staff to get actively involved with the organizations
we support and volunteering at the park helped us understand the role of the
BNT as our national parks manager and experience some of the challenges they
face in managing our protected areas...

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