Environment

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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Farming and Fishing Industries are on the Comeback After Several Hurricanes

April 17, 2018

Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said there are encouraging signs that the farming and fishing industries are on the comeback after passage of Hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, Irma and Maria across the southern and northern islands of The Bahamas left extensive damage to the farmland and marine resources of those communities...

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AML to celebrate Earth Day with eco-friendly Bring Your Own Bag initiative

April 17, 2018

On Sunday, April 22, AML Foods Ltd. will commemorate Earth Day with its third annual Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) event. This weekend, the company hopes to distribute more than 10,000 free, reusable shopping bags to customers at grocery outlets on New Providence and on [...]

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April 17, 2018

Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said this government’s long-term goal is to drastically reduce the country’s reliance on imports by growing, processing, marketing, and exporting our own food...

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AML to celebrate Earth Day with 3rd Annual Eco-friendly 'Bring Your Own Bag' Initiative
AML to celebrate Earth Day with 3rd Annual Eco-friendly 'Bring Your Own Bag' Initiative

April 16, 2018

On Sunday, April 22nd, AML Foods Ltd. will commemorate Earth Day with its 3rd annual Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) event...This weekend, the company hopes to distribute more than 10,000 free...

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Port & Devco Partner on Inaugural Reef Restoration Initiative

April 12, 2018

Across the globe, coastal communities have for centuries been protected by coral reefs. These diverse underwater eco-systems not only provide a home for a wealth of marine life but also act as a protection and natural barrier against hurricanes and natural disasters...

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DPM Turnquest - 'Sustainable Development' Addresses Our Common Future

April 06, 2018

“The challenges we face as a country – unemployment, poverty, inequality and climate related disasters – are problems which need to be solved holistically, through local and global partnerships,” says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest...

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WSC Challenge Students to Find Solutions to World Water Issues

April 05, 2018

WSC announces its annual essay and video competition under the theme: Water For Nature. The annual competition encourages students from public and private schools around the country to find real-world solutions to the world's water problems...

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Bahamas Completes Country Climate Risk Adaptation Tool Training

March 29, 2018

Some 25 participants representing Government agencies, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and the private sector completed a Policy Level exercise on the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (C-CORAL), March 22-23, 2018 at SuperClubs Breezes, Cable Beach.

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Beautification of Killarney Round-abouts

March 29, 2018

Please note that the beautification of many of the roundabouts in Killarney (along the western corridor) will begin shortly...

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 The Closure of the 2017-2018 Crawfish Season and the Use of Air Compressor to Assist with the Harvesting of Marine Resources
The Closure of the 2017-2018 Crawfish Season and the Use of Air Compressor to Assist with the Harvesting of Marine Resources

March 27, 2018

The Department of Marine Resources would like to advise the general public that the closed season for the harvesting of crawfish is from April 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018...

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Fourth Bahamas Natural History Conference Attracts Hundreds
Fourth Bahamas Natural History Conference Attracts Hundreds

March 27, 2018

The Bahamas National Trust held its fourth Bahamas Natural History Conference (BNHC) last week at the Baha Mar Resort Convention Center, marking it to be a huge success since its conception in 2013.

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Completion of The Bahamas Training on the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaption Tool

March 27, 2018

The completion of the training was delayed by the passage of two major hurricanes in The Bahamas. The presentations of the training exercise to Senior Government officials were also delayed as The Bahamas managed the aftermath of the destructive hurricanes...

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Ocean Club Golf Course Implements Initiative to help Protect the Environment
Ocean Club Golf Course Implements Initiative to help Protect the Environment

March 23, 2018

The Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis is taking steps to help protect the environment and reduce the amount of plastic waste that negatively impacts the world’s oceans and marine life...

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Minister of the Environment - Forestry Week- BROADCAST

March 22, 2018

Please click the link below for public service announcement from Minister of the Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreira...

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