Environment

Bahamas National Trust Pays Courtesy Call at Government House

December 05, 2019

Executives of the Bahamas National Trust paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (centre right), at Government House on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Pictured from left: BNT Deputy Executive Director Lynn Gape; BNT President Geoffrey Andrews; the Governor General; and BNT Executive Director Eric Carey...

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Environment Minister Challenges Rotary, Churches, Civic Groups to Pick a Project, Beautify a Community and Win Up to $10,000

November 26, 2019

Declaring that everyone has the a part to play in making The Bahamas better, safer, cleaner and greener, Minister of Environment and Housing Romauld ‘Romi’ Ferreira this week challenged Rotarians and civic groups nationwide to pick a project, beautify a community and enter a competition that could earn them up to $10,000 dollars, prize money donated by Royal Caribbean International...

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UB Launches CCARR Centre

November 22, 2019

University of The Bahamas officially announced the establishment of a Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre (CCARR Centre) at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Wednesday, November 20, 2019...

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Sydney smoke: Australia fires send haze over Sydney and Adelaide
Sydney smoke: Australia fires send haze over Sydney and Adelaide

November 21, 2019

Smoke from Australia's bushfire crisis has blanketed the major cities of Sydney and Adelaide...

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University of The Bahamas Establishes the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre
University of The Bahamas Establishes the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre

November 21, 2019

University of The Bahamas (UB) today announced the establishment of its Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research (CCARR) Centre. The announcement came as The Bahamas strives to rebound from Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive storms on record for the archipelago which caused an estimated $3.5 billion in damage...

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Plastics Ban Needs Buy-In From Public
Plastics Ban Needs Buy-In From Public

November 21, 2019

EXUMA and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper said the government's upcoming ban on single-use plastics is being implemented too soon...

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Polluters Could Be Hit With 30m Fines
Polluters Could Be Hit With $30m Fines

November 21, 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL offenders can be fined up to $30m and jailed up to 10 years when the Environmental Planning and Protection Bill is passed into law...

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#BeAHero Campaign Partners with Royal Caribbean to Fund Islandwide Community Beautification Programs

November 19, 2019

According to recent studies, more than 800 million people around the globe are impacted by rising global temperatures. From droughts, floods, and heatwaves to devastating hurricanes brought on by warming oceans, planet earth is in dire straits. With more attention than ever on the environment, the Bahamas Ministry of Environment and Housing today announced a nationwide competition to drive environmental stewardship through community beautification...

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Contract signed for new bridge in North Andros

November 11, 2019

The Ministry of Works and Bahamas Marine Construction have signed a $9.6 million-dollar contract for the construction of a new bridge that will improve travel between mainland Andros and the settlement of Staniard Creek and provide greater protection for marine life in North Andros...

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Island Administrators Enhance Knowledge of Environmental Protection

November 06, 2019

Minister of Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira speaks, October 31, 2019, at the opening the Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology (BEST) Commission's Environmental Conclave for Family Island Administrators and their respective districts, held at the British Colonial Hilton...

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Rising Seas Risk Worse Than Feared
Rising Seas Risk Worse Than Feared

November 05, 2019

NEW research show rising seas will have worse impact than previously known, with most of Grand Bahama, Abaco and Spanish Wells projected to be under flood levels by 2050 because of climate change...

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Commonwealth of Nations Secretary General says Grand Bahama and Abaco can be rebuilt better

October 10, 2019

Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC says having the opportunity to see first-hand the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in both Abaco and Grand Bahama will assist her in accurately describing to the international community the enormity of the devastation in The Bahamas...

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Miya sponsors the 28th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association

October 10, 2019

Miya sponsors for a third year in a row the conference organized by the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association, which will be held in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis from 14th to 18th October 2019.

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Minister Ferreira Tours Progress at New Providence Ecology Park

October 07, 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira and Permanent Secretary Janice Miller joined stakeholders on a tour of the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) on October 4, 2019...

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Twenty-Five Cents to a Dollar: Bahamas Shoppers to Pay to use Single-Use Plastic Bags as of January 1, 2020

October 07, 2019

How much are you willing to pay to maintain your plastic bag addiction? Under Section 8 of the newly created Environmental Protection (Control of Plastic Pollution) Bill, 2019, Bahamian businesses will be required to charge customers a minimum of twenty-five cents (excluding VAT) per bag at the point of sale for the use of single-use plastic bags as of January 1, 2020. The maximum fee that can be charged is one dollar, excluding VAT. The Bill was laid on the table in the House of Assembly on Thursday, October 2, 2019, and is one of several environmental Bills presented simultaneously that Minister Romauld Ferreira referred to as “the strongest, most robust suite of environmental legislation in Bahamian history.”...

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BNT: Assessing Full Environmental Impact Hurricane Dorian

October 04, 2019

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) recently began assessing the full environmental impact of Hurricane Dorian...

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Minister Ferreira: 'Historic Day' for Environmental Legislation

October 03, 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira said, on October 2, 2019, that the laying on the table of the House of Assembly “the strongest, most robust suite of environmental legislation in Bahamian history” made it an historic day...

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Prime Minister Minnis meets with first WHO Director-General to visit The Bahamas

September 30, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis met with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to discuss how the organization can increase its assistance to Hurricane Dorian reconstruction and recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama...

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Prime Minister Minnis addresses United Nations General Assembly

September 30, 2019

Urges world leaders to address global climate emergency; asks for consideration of The Bahamas’ unique circumstances when determining financial worthiness...

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National Statement from Prime Minister Minnis at the 74th UN General Assembly
National Statement from Prime Minister Minnis at the 74th UN General Assembly

September 30, 2019

I congratulate you on your election to the Presidency of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. I assure you and the members of the Bureau of the support of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during your tenure. I also extend congratulations to your predecessor for her leadership of the 73rd Session...

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