Environment

Illegal dumping remains an 'unnecessary' challenge
Illegal dumping remains an 'unnecessary' challenge

July 27, 2019

While the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) is unable to indicate whether illegal dumping has increased throughout the country, SallyAnn Chisolm, DEHS chief health inspector, said yesterday that the matter continues to be an "unnecessary" challenge for the organization. Recently, residents in the South [...]

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Polymers Int'l reduces workforce in response to market pressures
Polymers Int'l reduces workforce in response to market pressures

July 26, 2019

Global environmental concerns have come to bear on a Grand Bahama operation, forcing the company to dismiss ten of its contract workers recently. Polymers International Ltd. explained that changes in environmental regulations globally have resulted in a decrease in demand for its products, thereby forcing [...]

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Govt commits to making area around MSC's Ocean Cay a marine protected area
Govt commits to making area around MSC's Ocean Cay a marine protected area

July 24, 2019

MSC Cruises and the government have committed to making an area around Ocean Cay a marine protected area, it was revealed yesterday, as MSC continues to work towards the official opening of the island in November, after spending $300 million to remediate and develop the [...]

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Oban: We've not gone away
Oban: We've not gone away

July 24, 2019

AS negotiations between the government and Oban Energies continue for a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable development, a source close to the project says that Oban officials remain confident and committed to the project...

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True Love Travel launches its inaugural group destination experiences

July 23, 2019

Truelovetravel.com the first boutique travel consultancy in the Bahamas, has launched its inaugural experiences with two group trips planned for Africa and Europe this coming fall, coining them “The Ultimate Travel Experience”...

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Minister Pintard Represents The Bahamas at IICA Meeting in Costa Rica

July 23, 2019

Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, the Honorable Michael Pintard led the Bahamian delegation to the 2019 IICA Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Executive Committee of which the Bahamas is a member...

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BAMSI Updates

July 22, 2019

The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) stands as one of the biggest supporters of the Bahamian farmer, a senior executive of the Institute said, challenging claims the agency is in direct competition with the local farming community, many of who already feel that there is a general lack of support for the sector...

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Attack shadow on shark conservation
Attack shadow on shark conservation

July 22, 2019

THE death of an American woman from a shark attack in Bahamian waters has presented significant challenges to conservation efforts...

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ALIV Takes Lead as First Corporate Sponsor of Plastic Ban Campaign

July 18, 2019

The Ministry of Environment & Housing announced today that telecommunications network provider, ALIV, is leading the charge as the first corporate sponsor of the Plastic Free 242 campaign...

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Environmentalists still hoping to stop Disney's Lighthouse Point plans
Environmentalists still hoping to stop Disney's Lighthouse Point plans

July 16, 2019

In a last chance effort to persuade Disney Cruise Line (DCL) executives to rethink their controversial plan to develop a cruise port at Lighthouse Point, South Eleuthera, several environmentalists yesterday announced the launch of a new digital campaign against the project...

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New online battle to stop Disney cruise plan
New online battle to stop Disney cruise plan

July 16, 2019

THE Waterkeeper Alliance has partnered with leading environmental groups in the country to launch a digital campaign in protest of Disney’s plans to construct a cruise ship port in South Eleuthera...

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BAMSI has successful summer camp

July 16, 2019

BAMSI's SUMMER EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT DISCOVERY SERIES (SEEDS) attracted teens from North Andros and New Providence...

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PM thanks BNT for preserving the natural environment

July 15, 2019

Thanking the Bahamas National Trust for preserving the natural environs of the country over the past 60 years, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed further plans towards the protection of natural resources...

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GGYA's three-island adventure
GGYA's three-island adventure

July 15, 2019

It was a side of The Bahamas many of them had never seen before, a trio of amazing destinations hidden in plain sight, each with its own unique vibe so different from their hometown as to seem light years away. A trip to Long Island, [...]

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Creating solutions for plastic pollution
Creating solutions for plastic pollution

July 12, 2019

IN an effort to create solutions for plastic pollution, the Bahamas Plastic Movement (BPM) held its 6th Plastic Pollution Education and Ocean Conservation Camp at the Eleuthera Arts & Cultural Centre from June 22-28th...

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Countdown to Landfall: Louisiana braces for Tropical Storm Barry
Countdown to Landfall: Louisiana braces for Tropical Storm Barry

July 12, 2019

After weeks of wicked weather the folks in Louisiana now face another foe in Tropical Storm Barry. Famous for its rivers and their influence on culture, the gulf coast of Louisiana is infamous for it's flooding and the great loss of life that often comes with. From the Great Flood of 1927 to Hurricane Katrina, residents of Louisiana are more than aware of the threat they face when the waters around them begin to rise.

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GGYA’s Three Island Adventure: 39 youths discover the joys of domestic travel

July 08, 2019

It was a side of The Bahamas many of them had never seen before, a trio of amazing destinations hidden in plain sight, each with its own unique vibe so different from their hometown as to seem light years away...

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Bahamas 'significantly affected by climate change'
Bahamas 'significantly affected by climate change'

July 05, 2019

THE Bahamas is being significantly affected by climate change, according to the acting director of the BEST Commission...

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Health Nutrition Business With Zamunda Fitness - July Nutrition Blog
Health & Nutrition Business With Zamunda Fitness - July Nutrition Blog

July 03, 2019

One of the reasons why I started Zamunda Fitness and this blog is because its my goal to help make the Bahamas a healthier happier place in terms of health. Is its my purpose to help out as much people as I can just as I helped myself. We are ranked #21 out of 195 countries in the world in obesity. And that is something we need to fix. Charity starts at home we can only change the world for the better by first improving ourselves.

Are You Obese? Or to make it simple Are you “fat”??? Other than the pretty obvious way of just looking at yourself, there is a medical way to know. Because in the Bahamas not everyone is seen as “fat” some are what we call “solid” “chubby” “only dog eat bone I need meat”. But if you check in with your doctor or with your fitness coach, they should be able to measure your BMI.

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Death toll rises to 20 in Siberian floods, 8 still missing

July 03, 2019

Russian authorities say that at least 20 people have died and eight are missing in massive floods in southeastern Siberia...

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