Environment

New Coral Disease Outbreak Hits Grand Bahama

April 07, 2020

Cruise, commercial ships linked to spread... A new, rapidly spreading outbreak of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) has quietly infiltrated nearly 40 miles of Grand Bahama’s southern coastline, killing a wide range of coral including some that are already endangered...

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Marine Pilotage Firm Lands Virgin Voyages Partnership

March 30, 2020

Independent Maritime Services (IMS), a leader in the Marine Pilotage sector of the local Maritime Industry, has over the past five years expanded its work with private ferries and five-star cruise liners. The company’s core group of government-licensed marine pilots recently teamed up with the famed Virgin Voyages group - owned and operated by world-renowned businessman Richard Branson - to prepare the company’s newly commissioned vessel: The Scarlet Lady, for its official launch...

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Transformed New Providence landfill to start recycling program
Transformed New Providence landfill to start recycling program

March 12, 2020

The transformed New Providence landfill, now known as the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP), plans to roll out a recycling program that will accept cans, glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard and mixed paper, said NPEP chairman Mr. Felix Stubbs...

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Government Progress Report highlights accomplishments in education, environment and Over-the-Hill
Government Progress Report highlights accomplishments in education, environment and Over-the-Hill

March 02, 2020

The Government of The Bahamas will release its first Progress Report on Monday 2 March 2020. The report will outline some of the Government’s major accomplishments since coming to office in May 2017...

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Pm Tells America His Ragged Island Dream
Pm Tells America His Ragged Island Dream

February 28, 2020

DESPITE criticism that it has taken too long to get plans off the ground to convert Ragged Island into a sustainable "green" community following Hurricane Irma's devastation, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis maintains the goal still "absolutely" remains, with plans to expand the effort...

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Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference To Address Issues of Climate Resiliency
Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference To Address Issues of Climate Resiliency

February 21, 2020

Academics, policymakers, conservationists and champions for small island sustainability will gather in Grand Bahama next month to dissect the major topics underpinning climate change and resilience, while the scars of Hurricane Dorian are still fresh...

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Young Reporters for the Environment: BREEF’s New Educational Programme Empowers Bahamian Youth

February 11, 2020

On Saturday, February 8th, Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) students from Eco-schools in New Providence and Eleuthera participated in a 2-hour YRE workshop hosted by BREEF. Presenters at the workshop included professional photographer and social media influencer Shane Gross and environmental media reporter Crystal Darling from ZNS...

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Zero Tolerance Must Be Hammered Home
‘Zero Tolerance Must Be Hammered Home’

February 07, 2020

THE Bahamas National Trust yesterday criticised Norwegian Cruise Lines for violating the country's environmental laws after it was revealed the vessel had dumped waste into Bahamian waters...

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Norwegian Admits Dumping In Ocean
Norwegian Admits Dumping In Ocean

February 06, 2020

THE government is clamping down on cruise ships operating in Bahamian waters, with Transport Minister Renward Wells declaring yesterday discharges at sea will not be tolerated...

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Statement by the Minister of Transport & Local Government regarding discharges from cruise ships operating in Bahamian waters

February 05, 2020

The Government is acutely aware of media reports relating to cruise ships engaged in operational discharges within Bahamian waters...

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Two International Experts Appointed to the Sargasso Sea Commission

February 05, 2020

This week, the Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of two international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission...

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Environment Minister Challenges Rotarians to Clean Up, Beautify and Win $10,000

January 29, 2020

A popular campaign that persuaded students to beautify their environment is offering civic groups a $10,000 cash prize for executing a project that helps make the Bahamas cleaner, greener and more pristine, Minister of Environment and Housing Romauld ‘Romi’ Ferreira told Rotarians on Friday...

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Oasis Furniture Onboard with Plastic Ban for a Sustainable Future

January 29, 2020

As the country moves towards implementing plans for sustainability, Oasis Furniture stands with the Ministry of Environment and Housing’s newly established single use plastics ban which came into effect on January 1, 2020, offering stylish complementary reusable bags to anyone who stops by so long as supplies last...

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1.5 To Stay Alive: CICI’s Climate Action Goes Global - Launch of "Operation Teal"

January 29, 2020

The Bahamas and the world is faced with the enormous challenge of accomplishing the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The urgent need to achieve SDG 13: Climate Action, became clear following the catastrophic events of Hurricane Dorian, which ravaged the Northern Bahamas. In response, the Cat Island Conservation Institute (CICI) mobilised by developing our nation’s first “Climate Crisis Declaration” and conducting a series of think-tanks and workshops to accelerate climate action, community-driven conservation, youth engagement, and the development of green islands in The Bahamas...

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Save The Bays, Waterkeepers: 7 Years of Urging, Calling Attention to Reality of Climate Change, Now Time to Act

January 29, 2020

Leaders of two of the nation’s strongest voices in the cry for attention to climate change are urging top educators to impress upon students that the time to act is now...

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JA Company's Seedlings in Compostable Cups Will Assist Backyard Farming

January 27, 2020

The Junior Achievement Company 'BTC Horizons' paid a courtesy call on Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resource, the Hon. Michael Pintard recently to present the Minister with a sample of this year’s product...

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For Release on or after January 27th - 'Climate change impacting real estate values'
For Release on or after January 27th - 'Climate change impacting real estate values'

January 27, 2020

Higher elevation commanding higher prices. Climate change impacting property values, says top producing real estate agent Monica Knowles...

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Going Green Doesn’t Have To Mean Going Broke, Italian Ambassador on Climate Change Measures

January 22, 2020

Around the world the alarm is being sounded about the impact of global warming and how man's carbon footprint is contributing to it. In the aftermath of one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit The Bahamas, there is renewed urgency for climate change adaptation and resilience...

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Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items
Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

January 21, 2020

China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country...

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UB Lecture on 'Tackling Climate Change' Addressed by Italy's Ambassador & Minister Ferreira

January 21, 2020

Minister of the Housing and the Environment, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira delivered opening remarks at a lecture held at the University of The Bahamas, January 17, 2020.

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