Environment

Environment Ministry sets goal of incorporating30% renewables into national grid by 2030

June 19, 2018

Officials at the Ministry of Environment and Housing are finalizing a plan that will make renewable energy installation mandatory for the construction of new homes within Government Subdivisions...

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Kalik and The Bahamas National Trust joins forces to preserve the future of conch

June 19, 2018

Kalik and The Bahamas National Trust joins forces to preserve the future of conch...

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Reaching out to communities for input on protecting their marine resources

June 13, 2018

Since 2016 the Bahamas Protected team and representatives from key government agencies, have reached out to Family Island communities for input on marine areas proposed for protection, as well as areas community members think should have protection...

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March for Ocean Protection Dubbed a Success

June 12, 2018

Environmentalists, NGOs, students and residents on Grand Bahama turned out in strong numbers to march for the protection of our oceans on Saturday...

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Atlantis spearheads community clean up at South Beach for a second year in observance of World Oceans Day
Atlantis spearheads community clean up at South Beach for a second year in observance of World Oceans Day

June 12, 2018

As part of its scheduled activities in observance of World Oceans Day, Atlantis, Paradise Island once again teamed up with its partners in the environment to clean up the beach area at the end of Baillou Hill Road, South...

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Derelict Buildings to Fall: Pioneers Plaza the First of Many on Grand Bahama

May 08, 2018

In keeping with its mandate to manage the City of Freeport, the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is continuing the process of ridding the island of abandoned, derelict and structurally unsound properties...

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UB Grows Culture of Environmental Sustainability
UB Grows Culture of Environmental Sustainability

May 07, 2018

As it continues to embrace a sustainability paradigm and advance environmental stewardship, University of The Bahamas (UB) has passed three new policies designed to reduce the institution’s carbon footprint and encourage green living. The Policy on Recycling is effective immediately...

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Statement by the minister of Environment and housing on the 2018 ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL INTEGRATION SUMMIT

May 07, 2018

With focus on iNtegrating the three pillars of sustainable development (economy, society and the environment) to enhance resilience at the national, regional and global level...

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The Bahamas National Trust Elects 15 New Extraordinary Council Members at Annual General Meeting
The Bahamas National Trust Elects 15 New Extraordinary Council Members at Annual General Meeting

May 06, 2018

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) recently held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Spring Council meetings to elect its new Council and Officers for the year to review progress over the past year and to discuss plans for the work of the organization, for the year ahead.

The BNT membership elected fifteen members at the Annual General Meeting to serve on the twenty-nine-member council.

Following the AGM meeting, the Council met to further discuss the way forward and elected its officers for the 2018 /2019 year.

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Ministry of the Environment & Housing -- Plastics Website

May 04, 2018

Ministry of Environment and Housing Ban the Bag and Ban the Foam Plastic and Styrofoam Ban Logo Competition...

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We won't let Oban harm environment
We won't let Oban harm environment

May 01, 2018

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis was adamant yesterday the environment will be protected as Bahamians await the findings of an environmental impact assessment into the Oban Energies oil refinery and storage facility proposed for Grand Bahama.

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Illegal Dumper Caught Red Handed

April 30, 2018

Each month, its estimated that thousands of pounds of illegal waste are dumped in remote areas across various family islands...On Grand Bahama, beaches, service roads and other sparsely populated...

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Bonefish Pond National Park Contributes Millions to Tourism, Storm Protection and the Local Economy
Bonefish Pond National Park Contributes Millions to Tourism, Storm Protection and the Local Economy

April 25, 2018

On a recent Sunday Anna Fitzek from Germany took the invitation from some friends to take a tour of The Bonefish Pond National Park in the southwest end of New Providence...

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BTC's Long Island Team Volunteer for Earth Day
BTC's Long Island Team Volunteer for Earth Day

April 25, 2018

In recognition of Earth Day, BTC’s iVolunteer team in Long Island spent the day teaching students about the importance of caring for the environment...

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Minister Ferreira announces Initiative to Ban Single-Use Plastics by 2020

April 24, 2018

In an effort to simultaneously address marine pollution and waste management, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira officially announced, on April 23, 2018, his Ministry's initiative to ban single-use plastics – such as shopping bags, food utensils, straws and styrofoam food containers – by 2020...

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KGBCC Marks Litter Month to help Cleanup GB!

April 23, 2018

A clean neighbourhood is good for the environment, beneficial for residents, especially children, all while increasing property values and growing community investment; something Grand Bahama is working hard to do after several hurricanes and economic challenges...

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Caribbean Bottling Company Celebrates Earth Day !
Caribbean Bottling Company Celebrates Earth Day !

April 22, 2018

The Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) is committed to supporting Bahamian environmental preservation initiatives, and has implemented a number of recycling and waste reduction programs in recent years. In recognition of Earth Day, CBC has also dedicated the month of April to supporting conservation awareness projects.

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BNT to celebrate Earth Day with National Park Day on seven islands

April 20, 2018

On Saturday, April 21st, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) will commemorate Earth Day with its 1st Annual National Park Day, a cross-country celebration. The first annual National Park Day will host exciting activities for the family in ten national parks on seven islands. Residents on [...]

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Bahamas National Trust Park Day
Bahamas National Trust Park Day

April 19, 2018

On Saturday, April 21st, The Bahamas National Trust will commemorate Earth Day with its 1st Anual National Park Day, a cross-country celebration! The first annual National Park Day will host exciting activities for the family in 10 National Parks on 7 islands...

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 Press Release from the Ministry of the Environment and Housing
Press Release from the Ministry of the Environment and Housing

April 19, 2018

Since 2015, The Bahamas has been impacted by three major hurricanes (Joaquin, Matthew and hurricane Irma all of which have caused a tremendous amount of damage to homes, roadways and critical infrastructure needed to sustain economic growth and modernization...

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