Environment

Top Doc Post-Dump Fire Warning 'Indoor air quality 100x more potent than outdoor'
Top Doc Post-Dump Fire Warning 'Indoor air quality 100x more potent than outdoor'

March 21, 2017

Ten days after a blazing fire erupted at the Harrold Road dump in Nassau smothering land and air with billowing, acrid black smoke, a leading physician urged residents displaced by the fire and its aftermath...

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New date for We March as protest moves up a week
New date for We March as protest moves up a week

March 20, 2017

WE March Bahamas yesterday confirmed that its third march will be brought forward by a week, from April 9 to April 2, with ongoing issues facing the New Providence landfill now becoming the focal point of the protest.

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STB 'Private Carnival Cruise Port Secret Deal, no consultation, will drive nail in Freeport economy, kill 5 eco-system

March 16, 2017

The chairman and legal counsel for a powerful environmental advocacy group have charged the Christie administration with sealing a deal to create a private cruise port at East End, Grand Bahama...

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Temporary Closure of Flaming Gardens Clinic

March 16, 2017

The Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health, would like to inform the residents of the Flamingo Gardens Clinic District, that due to the increase in smoke fumes which has now infiltrated the clinic...

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1,200 receive aid after fire
1,200 receive aid after fire

March 15, 2017

MORE than 1,200 people have received some form of assistance from the Ministry of Social Services in the wake of the ongoing fire at the city dump...

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Fighting fire from the air
Fighting fire from the air

March 14, 2017

GELTECH solutions, a company that specialises in fighting fires while protecting the environment, has been contracted by the government to assist in extinguishing the massive blaze at the New Providence Landfill that has been burning for more than a week...

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US consultants flown in to assess dump fire
US consultants flown in to assess dump fire

March 10, 2017

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said that the fire at the New Providence Landfill is "very close" to being extinguished, and that consultants flown in from the United States by the government are now at the site...

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Residents still displaced by fire
Residents still displaced by fire

March 09, 2017

ENVIRONMENT Minister Kenred Dorsett yesterday said there is no definite date set for when Jubilee Gardens residents will be able return to their homes, as he revealed details of the government's "comprehensive" plan to tackle the chronic issues at the New Providence Landfill...

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Anger at failure to prevent landfill blazes
Anger at failure to prevent landfill blazes

March 06, 2017

ANGRY home owners in Jubilee Gardens yesterday expressed disgust and concern that neither the Progressive Liberal Party nor the Free National Movement have done enough to prevent the frequent fires at the New Providence Landfill that have caused some of them to develop respiratory issues...

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Yamacraw property prices 'decreasing' due to 'mountains of garbage'

March 02, 2017

A LOCAL real estate broker has expressed concerns that the property values of homes in the Yamacraw constituency are "steadily decreasing" due to "mountains of garbage" throughout certain portions of the area's main road...

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"BESS" Opportunity for Careers in the Environment

February 14, 2017

BREEF is accepting applications for The Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS) Programme. BESS is a unique year-long study and work experience programme for motivated graduating high school students between the ages of 15-18 yrs...

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Minister Dorsett Highlights the Importance of Energy Efficiency

January 25, 2017

Environment and Housing Minister the Hon. Kenred Dorsett outlined several initiatives that the Government has implemented during the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF)...

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January 25, 2017

On the heels of official news that the 2016 was the hottest year on record globally since weather record-keeping began in the 1880s, (www.edition.cnn.co), Save The Bays Chairman Joe Darville urged the nation’s leaders to act before up to 80% of the islands of The Bahamas...

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The Killarney Voice-Reports of Illegal Dumping
The Killarney Voice-Reports of Illegal Dumping

January 24, 2017

Reports of ILLEGAL DUMPING continue to pour into the Killarney Constituency Office. This is a vexing and frustrating issue that residents have complained about for years...

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Save the Bays contradicts Greenslade over claim that complaint was not filed
Save the Bays contradicts Greenslade over claim that complaint was not filed

January 13, 2017

ENVIRONMENTAL advocacy group Save The Bays yesterday denied claims by Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade that the group has not filed an official complaint with the Royal Bahamas Police Force against Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard for allegedly orchestrating a murderous plot against his billionaire neighbour Louis Bacon and lawyer Fred Smith, QC...

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Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th Year

January 13, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, young people from Grand Bahama are trading their right to sleep late or hang with their friends for the privilege of traipsing through woods and wetlands as they are groomed to become good stewards of the environment...

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Bahamas Development Bank earmarks $500,000 for loans to small farmers

January 06, 2017

Initiative channeled through BAMSI’s Associated Farmers Programme...
THE Bahamas Government has earmarked $500,000 in assistance to small farmers across this nation’s archipelago. The funding, which will be disbursed through a micro-loan initiative between the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB)...

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US warned: Hands off our beaches!
US warned: Hands off our beaches!

January 04, 2017

A LOCAL environmentalist has said he will be the first to stop any tractor attempting to remove sand from this country to aid Florida beaches from erosion, as he called on government officials to condemn international news reports that the US has received approval to study bringing Bahamian sand to their beaches...

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Banrock Wines & Jimmy's Wines Team up to Support The Bahamas National Trust and The Bahamas Environment

December 13, 2016

Since 1995 Banrock Station Wines, have been protecting the environment in their native Australia. Now as their brand grows they are proud to be spreading the word of environmentalism to The Bahamas and exemplifying their Motto “Helping Protect our Beautiful Planet...”

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