Environment

GB Chamber members team up with local government to clean up areas in East End, GB
GB Chamber members team up with local government to clean up areas in East End, GB

July 20, 2017

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce worked along with the business community, local government, and a contractor from the area to clean up three areas that had been used for indiscriminate dumping in East Grand Bahama...

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Hurricane Matthew, an Environmental Disaster for New Providence

July 20, 2017

The results of The Hurricane Mathew Project, a six-month study of the impact that Hurricane Matthew had on New Providence showed that we are not taking hurricane preparation and coastal protection seriously...

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ALIV Sponsors 9th Annual Bahamas National Trust Eco Camp
ALIV Sponsors 9th Annual Bahamas National Trust Eco Camp

July 19, 2017

ALIV, The Bahamasí newest mobile network, recently sponsored the Bahamas National Trustís (BNT) Eco Camp. The camp, in its ninth year, was held in Andros from July 7-13...

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Focus on Health | The facts on Pinkeye

July 12, 2017

Pink eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults; about 3 million cases of pink eye occur in the United States each year. Treatment is not always needed and the course of treatment depends on the underlying cause.

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GOVERNMENT NOTICE!
GOVERNMENT NOTICE!

July 09, 2017

The Department of Environmental Health Services wishes to advise the public that the New Providence Landfill Site off Tonique Williams Darling Highway will close to the Public...

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Mosquito Fogging Begins

June 27, 2017

With the summer heating up, there will be an increase in mosquitoes. In response, the Ministry of Environmental Health has begun fogging exercises throughout...

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Sandals teams up with NAGB for 80 foot mural

June 26, 2017

Aquamarine with beautiful undulating colorful fish now covers one of the exterior walls of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. In honor of World Oceanís day, the Sandals Foundation and Sandals Royal Bahamian..

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Bahamian Students look for Disease in Trees

June 23, 2017

Students enrolled in the Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.) program launched an environmental monitoring program and a new partnership with North Carolina State University to study diseases in Bahamian mangrove trees...

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Working Together to Protect our Natural Resources
Working Together to Protect our Natural Resources

June 20, 2017

Three local conservation organizations are working with Family Island communities as well as local and central government to expand the network of marine protected areas (MPAs) to protect twenty percent of our near shore and deep ocean habitats by 2020...

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Severe flooding in Trinidad and Tobago with the passing of Tropical Storm Bret

June 20, 2017

Residents of Trinidad and Tobago are taking to social media to share the severe flooding currently being experienced as a result of Tropical Storm Bret.

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"Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" forecast to become a tropical storm today

June 19, 2017

All eyes are on the tropics as forecasters expect "Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" to become a tropical storm today.

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Bahamas to host meetings of Fisheries and Agriculture Ministers from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

June 13, 2017

The Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources announced the Government of The Bahamas, along with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, will partner in hosting the 5th Meeting of ACP Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the nation's capital, in September...

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Ocean safety: what is a rip current?

June 12, 2017

As we approach this year's summer solstice the increase in temperature and humidity cannot be missed. Each day gets not only longer but hotter and Bahamians are heading to the beach in droves.

Young, old, big and small, going to the beach is a great way to cool off but it's not always as safe as we think. Just this month a little girl's body was found in the waters off of Arawak Cay after having gone missing the afternoon before. It's suspected she may have been caught in a rip current or rip tide, a dangerous ocean current that can quickly whisk swimmers out to sea.

Would you know what to do if you got caught in a rip current? Watch the video below to learn more and keep you and your loved ones safe this summer.

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Atlantis partners with community to clean up South Beach in observance of World Ocean's Day

June 09, 2017

In celebration of World Oceanís Day, Atlantis, Paradise Island through its Marine & Water Park Operations Division (MWPO) recently teamed up with various NGOís and the New Providence community at large for a clean up at South Beach...

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The Pan American Organization (PAHO), and The World Health Organization (WHO) Enviroment and Health Risk Assessment of Lewis Yard and Pinder's Point

June 06, 2017

The Government wishes to respond to the erroneous message which has been circulating on social media about the residents of Pinderís Point and Lewis Yard...

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Landfill 'urgent health hazard'
Landfill 'urgent health hazard'

June 06, 2017

THE New Providence Landfill has been classified as an "urgent public health hazard" presenting a "chronic health risk" to those operating in and around its vicinity, according to a report compiled by the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation and submitted to the former Christie administration at the end of April...

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Cabinet releases PAHO's Preliminary Assessment on New Providence Landfill

June 03, 2017

In keeping with the governmentís commitment to be transparent to the Bahamian people, it brings before you a Report that the former administration received but did not release. The public will recall that there was a major fire at the New Providence Landfill...

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Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season for 2017
Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season for 2017

June 01, 2017

As hurricane season begins, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say all signs point to another active hurricane season. Although The Bahamas usually becomes more concerned with activity between August and November, after suffering direct hits from two major...

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Environment Ministry probing reports of 'massive' fuel spill
Environment Ministry probing reports of 'massive' fuel spill

May 31, 2017

ENVIRONMENT Minister Romauld Ferreira yesterday confirmed officials from his ministry are ďlooking intoĒ reports of a massive fuel spill in western New Providence over the weekend...

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Tippy's Plastic Pollution Challenge Winner!
Tippy's Plastic Pollution Challenge Winner!

May 31, 2017

Reducing ocean plastic pollution in the Bahamas gets a new advocate from BREEF (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation), in the form of Tippy the Sea Turtle, the new mascot for keeping our oceans plastic-free...

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