Environment

Pintard - Oban was a 'rookie mistake'
Pintard - Oban was a 'rookie mistake'

June 15, 2021

MORE than three years after the controversial Oban deal was signed, Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture Michael Pintard suggested yesterday the government made "a rookie mistake" with the billion-dollar project, calling the deal "a clumsy execution of a ceremonial signing".

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Atlantis employees unite to protect and restore the blue planet
Atlantis employees unite to protect and restore the blue planet

June 15, 2021

World Oceans Day (WOD) may have passed, but the Atlantis resort and its employees are celebrating the protection, honor and conservation of the world's oceans for the entire month of June, through various mediums. The resort's rallying cry is to unite, to protect, and to restore the blue planet.

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Waste station being developed at Green Turtle Cay

June 09, 2021

A MODERN transfer waste station is being developed through the J&G Pavers accelerated project in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, for proper and efficient debris management in that community.

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Atlantis protects, honors conserves
Atlantis protects, honors conserves

June 08, 2021

The Atlantis was designed around the ocean and marine life, and as such, it is the resort's obligation to protect what is critical to their success and that of the local community, according to Michelle Liu, Atlantis senior vice president marine and water park operations as the property recognizes and celebrates World Ocean Day (WOD) TODAY.

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Corona Partners With BNT to Save Our Oceans
Corona Partners With BNT to Save Our Oceans

June 08, 2021

As a leading global beer brand, Corona has been committed to the preservation of marine life and oceanic protection and has focused its efforts on supporting the fight against plastic pollution. Because of that commitment, Corona is now the first global beverage brand with a net-zero plastic footprint, recovering more plastic from the environment than it releases.

Similarly, the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company has demonstrated a similar environmental commitment, recently introducing its new plastic-free packaging to complement its ongoing bottle recycling regime.

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'Preserving Our Coral Reefs' exhibition on display at D'Aguilar Art Foundation
'Preserving Our Coral Reefs' exhibition on display at D'Aguilar Art Foundation

June 07, 2021

Beer bottle caps representing treasures in a treasure box, plastic water bottles formed into the shape of fish, colorful yarn for the legs of an octopus, Coca-Cola cans shaped into sting rays and green painted pasta noodles decorating a turtle are just a few of the recycled and everyday objects the students of Uriah McPhee Primary School have used to transform the studio of the D’Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF) into a “rainforest of the sea”.

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Sport or slaughter
Sport or slaughter

June 07, 2021

AN environmental activist has slammed the landing of blue marlins in a recent three-day Walker's Cay Invitational deep sea fishing contest.

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LET'S TALK SOLAR ENERGY
LET'S TALK SOLAR ENERGY

June 02, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
For years there has been a quest for renewable energy sources to replace the over dependency of other dangerous and damaging forms of energy.

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'Shanty demolitions do not breach rights of residents'
'Shanty demolitions do not breach rights of residents'

May 26, 2021

THE attorney representing the government in a judicial review centred on the demolition of shanty towns yesterday argued their plans to eradicate the unregulated communities do not breach the fundamental rights of residents.

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Ivanna Seymour, top-ranked Mariner sets sights on becoming first Bahamian captain of a Royal Caribbean ship
Ivanna Seymour, top-ranked Mariner sets sights on becoming first Bahamian captain of a Royal Caribbean ship

May 26, 2021

As a toddler, Ivanna Seymour’s mother called her a ‘water baby.’ As a mature mariner, Seymour hopes crew aboard a Royal Caribbean ship will one day call her captain.

If she makes that rank – and she is working toward it, she’s now the fifth-highest ranking bridge officer in a crew of 1,200 on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas – Seymour will become the first Bahamian female to captain a cruise ship of that magnitude with responsibility for anywhere between 1,200 and 2,500 other crew members in addition to up to 6,800 guests.

It’s a career she has been preparing for since she first went to sea, crewing on the Dean’s Shipping mailboat, MV Legend. At 18 and fresh out of St. Augustine’s College, she spent a year working on the ship making regular hops between West Palm Beach, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour in the Abacos and Nassau.

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Station A engines manufacturer investigating island-wide outage
Station A engines manufacturer investigating island-wide outage

May 26, 2021

Wärtsilä, the company that manufactured and installed the seven new engines in Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Station A, is working with BPL to find out what happened at the station to trigger an island-wide power outage last Thursday morning.

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Beneath the Waves Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education, Discusses Ideas for Bringing Marine Biology and Sharks into the Classroom
Beneath the Waves Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education, Discusses Ideas for Bringing Marine Biology and Sharks into the Classroom

May 25, 2021

A team of marine biologists and filmmakers got the undivided attention of Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd during a virtual courtesy call May 21 as the minister vowed to do all he could to make marine science a greater part of the national curriculum as early as next fall.

The commitment to expanding curriculum from the youngest ages and earliest levels on to include a deeper understanding of the importance of marine resources, climate change and what it means to “live in the middle of an ocean” came during a meeting with renowned marine scientist Dr. Austin Gallagher, bottom left, and Jamie Fitzgerald, top right, Managing Director of Beneath the Waves. Members of the organization have been involved with marine research projects in The Bahamas for over a decade and Beneath The Waves works closely with Discovery Channel to produce footage for Shark Week.

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Some shanty town homes in judicial review 39not constructed in compliance with the law39
Some shanty town homes in judicial review 39not constructed in compliance with the law39

May 21, 2021

SEVERAL of the homes occupied by the shanty town residents involved in a judicial review centred on the demolition of their communities were not constructed in compliance with the law and do not meet the standards outlined in the Building Regulations Act, according to Crown Attorney Kayla Green-Smith.

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Giant Harbour Bay tree cut down
Giant Harbour Bay tree cut down

May 21, 2021

FOR thousands of shoppers used to visiting Harbour Bay plaza the giant silk cotton tree standing majestically at the Shirley Street entrance was a heart-warming sight.

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'Great success' as mangrove restoration gets underway
'Great success' as mangrove restoration gets underway

May 20, 2021

MANGROVE restoration is underway in Grand Bahama and Abaco, where replanting events have taken place, bringing the total number of mangroves planted to over 10,000.

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Continuing Education for BAMSI Associates
Continuing Education for BAMSI Associates

May 19, 2021

Almost 20 staff members of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) in New Providence and Andros, recently received certificates of completion from CyberTech Community College, an initiative that was promoted and sponsored by BAMSI.

The seven-week programs taken during the Winter semester represent hundreds of hours of study in an array of courses from CyberTech's Personal Development platform including; 'The Effective Supervisor', 'Internet Marketing and E-Commerce', 'Business Etiquette and Communications' and 'Perfecting the Art of Customer Service'.

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PIMS FIGHTS TO SAVE MANGROVES Perry Institute receives grant to assess, restore damaged ecosystem
PIMS FIGHTS TO SAVE MANGROVES Perry Institute receives grant to assess, restore damaged ecosystem

May 19, 2021

Much-needed measures to regenerate an extraordinary ecosystem which safeguards people, infrastructure and the environment are underway, as the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) mobilizes a two-island, mangrove restoration project funded by the Bahamas Protected Area Fund.

As low-lying nations like The Bahamas are subjected to more frequent and powerful hurricanes, mangroves – which straddle land and sea – act as a form of natural coastal defence, protecting shorelines from storm surge and erosion by decreasing the intensity of waves.

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CEO lashes out at environmental groups over BPC license renewals
CEO lashes out at environmental groups over BPC license renewals

May 19, 2021

Following calls from local and international environmental groups urging the government to deny Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) license renewals, its outgoing Chief Executive Officer Simon Potter lashed out at what he called spurious and unsolicited legal advice to the Bahamas government.

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Suspected Conch Poisoning Update
Suspected Conch Poisoning Update

May 17, 2021

Further to the press release on 27th April, 2021, The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority’s (BAHFSA) Food Safety and Quality Unit advises consumers not to purchase or consume any raw (fresh) conch or conch that they suspect was not properly handled and/or prepared (fully cooked) until the source of the contamination can be determined. Note that the purchasing and/or consumption of raw conch will be at your own risk.

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More homes demolished in the farm
More homes demolished in the farm

May 17, 2021

A MAN displaced by demolition activities in Abaco over the weekend says dealing with the aftermath has been a nightmare as he struggles to find shelter for himself, his girlfriend and her two-year-old daughter who no longer have a place of their own to live.

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