Environment

Ministry of Environment Launches Island-wide, School-based Campaign Aimed at Changing the Culture to Instill Pride in Surroundings

October 16, 2018

For tourists, The Bahamas conjures up images of sugary sand beaches and breathtaking tropical vistas, but for a majority of its 400,000 residents, the reality is far less glamorous, particularly in New Providence...

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BAMSI Students Dive Against Debris

October 15, 2018

FOR MANY people marine debris is out of sight, out of mind. Thankfully however, divers have the unique ability to bring to the surface what is going on beneath the waves…and this is exactly what the student...

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PM Minnis said decision next week on Lighthouse Point proposed development

October 11, 2018

Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis told residents of South Eleuthera that his government will make a decision, by next week, on the proposed development of the Lighthouse Point beach property...

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Caribbean Ministers of Marine Resources to Discuss Effect of Climate Change of Fisheries

October 11, 2018

Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries...

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Minnis deals blow to Disney critics
Minnis deals blow to Disney critics

October 11, 2018

THE argument that Disney's proposed Lighthouse Point project could damage the environment of the 700-acre peninsula in South Eleuthera will not sway the government as it weighs approving the project...

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'How can we trust Disney's paid poll'
'How can we trust Disney's paid poll'

October 10, 2018

REEARTH President Sam Duncombe has condemned a recent Public Domain survey which found that more than 60 percent of Bahamians said they "very much" or "somewhat" support Disney Cruise Lines' proposal for Lighthouse Point, calling those results "magically skewed"...

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Town Meeting in Grand Bahama Town Meeting in Grand Bahama on Proposed Plastic Bands

October 01, 2018

The Ministry of the Environment and Housing hosted a Town Meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the Foster B. Pestaina Centre, where a cross-section of residents turned up to hear about the proposed ban on plastics...

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Letter to the Editor-Walter Simmons
Letter to the Editor-Walter Simmons

September 28, 2018

To think God gave us this place of untold beauty....and for the love of money we were prepared to spit in his face, there is no greater shame. I believe as the inhabitants of one of the earth's most pristine and beautiful countries we Bahamians...

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BNT urges caution in opening up Pelagic species to commercial fishing
BNT urges caution in opening up Pelagic species to commercial fishing

September 26, 2018

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) noted the remarks of the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Honourable Michael Pintard, in The Nassau Guardian August 24th when he stated the intent of his Ministry and the Department of Marine Resources...

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Marine Protection Plan Present to Government
Marine Protection Plan Present to Government

September 24, 2018

Plan to Expand Bahamian Marine Protected Areas Will Protect our Future...Members of the Bahamas Protected project team submitted a Marine Protection Plan to the Government for expanding marine protected areas in the country in an effort to protect future jobs...

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Government Receives Marine Protection Plan

September 24, 2018

On September 18, 2018, members of the Bahamas Protected project team submitted a Marine Protection Plan to the Government for expanding marine protected areas in the country in an effort to protect future jobs...

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Longline fishing 'must not be allowed'
Longline fishing 'must not be allowed'

September 24, 2018

THE Bahamas National Trust is strongly opposed to the introduction of longline fishing within the country's economic exclusive zone - a destructive practice it warned that could change the Bahamian way of life forever...

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Eleuthera families: We want Disney
Eleuthera families: We want Disney

September 21, 2018

JOB creation will be the determining factor in the fight over the development of Lighthouse Point, according to one resident in Central and South Eleuthera...

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Sandals Resorts International Announces First Phase of Elimination of Single-Use Plastic from Resorts Across Seven Caribbean Islands
Sandals Resorts International Announces First Phase of Elimination of Single-Use Plastic from Resorts Across Seven Caribbean Islands

September 20, 2018

Company expands ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability...Today, on the first day of Pollution Prevention Week, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announced that all 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts...

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Protection plan targets 43 sites
Protection plan targets 43 sites

September 19, 2018

THE Bahamas Protected Group yesterday presented a three-year plan to expand marine protected areas to preserve future employment, protect the environment and help secure the country’s food sources...

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Local Influencers treated to Lighthouse Point Experience on Eleuthera

September 18, 2018

Sometimes, you have to see it, to believe it and this past weekend, some of the country’s most influential social media voices got a chance to see, feel and experience the magical beauty of Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera...

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Prime Minister Plants Tree at Gambier Primary School

September 14, 2018

Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas participated in a Tree Planting of the National Flower, the Yellow Elder, at Gambier Primary Schools...

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Eleuthera's Youth Endorse Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point
Eleuthera's Youth Endorse Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point

September 13, 2018

Maureen A. Sedonaen once wrote, “Youth involvement has moved forward. It is no longer seen as a rebellious act, the way it was a few decades ago...”

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Bamsi Looks to Sustainable Fisheries with Launch of Aquaculture Project

August 31, 2018

SOME 3,000 Andros-grown tilapia are being prepped to hit the Bahamas retail market in early 2019...The farm raised fish will help fill the demand left after the closure of the Nassau Grouper season...

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Landmark day in dump's future
Landmark day in dump's future

August 30, 2018

PROVIDENCE Advisors/Waste Resources Development Group Consortium is the government's selected bidder for the investment and management of the New Providence Sanitary Landfill and the group estimates the total project will cost around $130m to complete...

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