Environment

UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future
UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future

August 08, 2019

Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and [...]

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Who isn't a stakeholder in the conch debate

August 07, 2019

According to Michael Pintard, minister of agriculture and marine resources, "a national survey is being conducted among stakeholders about a closed conch season which would protect stocks". While there was much in the article that indicated that Pintard does have an inkling of [...]

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Unsightly signs removed

August 07, 2019

Many thanks to Bahamas Public Parks and Beaches Authority Chairman Shanendon Cartwright and the hardworking staff for their prompt response to letters complaining about the unsightly, oversized billboards at Montagu Park...

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Over-the-Hill Residents Continue to be Empowered

August 06, 2019

The Over-the-Hill Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister continues to equip residents with knowledge to empower themselves economically and socially.

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Stop Abusing Land, Scientists Warn

August 06, 2019

Scientists are to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage being done to the land surface of the planet...

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Finding our voices
Finding our voices

August 03, 2019

Is it a bad dream, a nightmare provoking somnambulance? We all think the best of green gentrification because we have been taught, in spite of the climate sceptics, we need to do something to improve our resilience...

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Scientists link Europe heat wave to man-made global warming
Scientists link Europe heat wave to man-made global warming

August 02, 2019

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more likely and intensified by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected team of European scientists should be a warning [...]

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Garbage abounds at Potter's Cay Dock
Garbage abounds at Potter's Cay Dock

August 02, 2019

From overflowing dumpsters to abandoned vehicles and household appliances, garbage is inescapable at Potter’s Cay Dock...

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OPENING OF THE 2019/2020 CRAWFISH SEASON
OPENING OF THE 2019/2020 CRAWFISH SEASON

August 01, 2019

The Department of Marine Resources takes this opportunity to remind stakeholders and the general public that the crawfish season opens on Thursday, 1st August, 2019. As stakeholders prepare to take advantage of the season, the Department admonishes all concerned to recall that:

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Crawfish season opens today strictly for Bahamians
Crawfish season opens today strictly for Bahamians

August 01, 2019

Today marks the opening of the 2019 crawfish season and Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard reiterated yesterday that the government is taking a hard position enforcing the "for Bahamians only" policy in the industry, ending the special provisions which had for years [...]

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Crawfish season opens with warning on rules

August 01, 2019

AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard has warned stakeholders to comply with Fisheries Regulations as crawfish season opens today...

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Shark Species and Their Handling Discussed at Symposium

July 31, 2019

The Department of Marine Resources officially opened a Shark Symposium, Monday, July 29, 2019. Major international experts are presenting on topics relative to shark species and their handling during the two-day event being held at The Island House, Lyford Cay.

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Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard Opens Shark Symposium

July 31, 2019

by fishers and others who earn their livelihood from marine-based activities that are potentially increasing the risk of shark attacks in the country. He also assured those in the environmental sector that a balanced approach that would not undermine the country’s continued conservation efforts - that has to date reaped both social and economic gains for this nation - would be followed. The minister’s comments come in the wake of what is seen as an increase in the number of shark attacks experienced in the Baha

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A handsome little devil now off the endangered species list
A handsome little devil now off the endangered species list

July 30, 2019

A BIRD that spends half its year in The Bahamas is about to come off the endangered species list.

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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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