Environment

Wellington Street Dwelling
Wellington Street Dwelling

June 15, 2019

An island landscape in the mind of a non-native may include picturesque coastal scenes of blue and turquoise shaded waters gradually transitioning to crystalline, onto shallow shores of powder white sandy beach, and further to lush foliage of coconut and palm trees. To the native [...]

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Minister Ferreira Announces Energy Initiatives

June 13, 2019

During his Contribution on the 2019/2020 Budget Debate, on June 11, 2019, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira announced a number of new and ongoing initiatives that his Ministry is working on for the benefit of all in The Bahamas...

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Environment Minister: 'Incredible students making a difference, starting' Campaign Issues Last Call for Entries, Be A Hero Clean, Green, Pristine

June 12, 2019

Ministry of Environment officials today issued a last call for entries from schools for its popular touring campaign #BeAHero, taking colourful capes and a strong message to students that clean communities are everyone’s business and no one is too young to get in the game...

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BNT Outraged at Continue Cruise Lines Dumping

June 07, 2019

The Bahamas National Trust joins many other Bahamians and Bahamian NGOs in expressing concern and outrage at the continued problem of cruise ship dumping in our waters...

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Tropical threat may brew in Gulf of Mexico as Atlantic hurricane season officially begins
Tropical threat may brew in Gulf of Mexico as Atlantic hurricane season officially begins

June 01, 2019

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway and the southern Gulf of Mexico is being monitored for potential tropical activity into early week.

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Report on meeting of prominent experts in the field of queen conch biology and ecology released today

May 31, 2019

In the final report of the third meeting of the experts in queen conch biology, ecology and fisheries released today, a number of urgent initiatives are set to be put in place to maintain queen conch resources in the Caribbean...

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 It€™s in the Bag! CIBC Partners with AML to €śGo Green€ť
It’s in the Bag! CIBC Partners with AML to “Go Green”

May 27, 2019

Support is growing for the government’s initiative to ban single-use plastics in 2020. Reusable shopping bags distributed in recent promotions are much in evidence...

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Time to clean up: Residents fed up with garbage outside their back door
Time to clean up: Residents fed up with garbage outside their back door

May 23, 2019

RESIDENTS of Millennium Gardens have complained about mounds of unsightly trash left indiscriminately in their area and are calling on the government to intervene to remove the "eyesores" from the area...

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING UPDATE
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING UPDATE

May 16, 2019

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS RE-ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 11:20 AM EDT UNTIL 1:20 PM EDT THURSDAY 16TH MAY 2019.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ANDROS, SOUTH ELEUTHERA, CAT ISLAND AND THE EXUMAS, ALONG WITH THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR BIMINI, THE BERRY ISLANDS, MAYAGUANA AND INAGUA.

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Campbell appeals to Bahamian families to be part of the solution to the negative impacts of climate change

May 16, 2019

Families throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have a significant role to play in protecting the country from the destructive effects of Climate Change.

Addressing Members of the House of Assembly on Wednesday, May 15 (a day that is annually observed as International Day of Families), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said increases in global temperatures, rising sea levels, ocean pollution and other climate change impacts, are seriously affecting low-lying coastal communities and countries such as The Bahamas.

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Campbell outlines the power of family love and support in community building

May 16, 2019

The power of family love and support has the capacity to improve Bahamian communities, and indeed the entire commonwealth, one action at a time; one solution at a time, and one family member at a time, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Wednesday (May 15).

Delivering a special intervention in the House of Assembly on the observance of International Day of Families (observed May 15 annually), Minister Campbell said the family is also a resource that can provide inspiration and comfort in a world of uncertainty.

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NAD Begins Demolition of Old Domestic /Int'l Terminal At LPIA
NAD Begins Demolition of Old Domestic /Int'l Terminal At LPIA

May 15, 2019

Last week, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) began a phased demolition of the former domestic and international terminal building at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). NAD’s Maintenance & Engineering Department is spearheading the project and estimates a 10-week timeline for the initiative. According to Kevin McDonald, Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering at NAD, the building will be demolished using heavy equipment and trucks to remove the debris. Built in the late 1950s, the old domestic and international terminal opened for operation in 1957.

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EARTHCARE participates in WORLDWIDE EVENTS TO END CAPTIVE WHALE AND DOLPHIN PROGRAMS
EARTHCARE participates in WORLDWIDE EVENTS TO END CAPTIVE WHALE AND DOLPHIN PROGRAMS

May 15, 2019

On May 11th 2019, Concerned citizens across the globe gathered for the 7th Annual Empty The Tanks Worldwide event. Thousands gathered in solidarity to bring awareness to the plight of captive whales and dolphins during this annual event, which spanned over 70 event locations across 25 countries.

EARTHCARE volunteers manned an information station in Freeport, Grand Bahama, to educate the public about captive whale and dolphin programs. Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE, a former Dolphin Trainer shared her experiences and is adamant that dolphins can’t be kept happily in captivity. “EARTHCARE is vehemently against the introduction of any new captive dolphin facilities into the Bahamas”, she said.

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First Of Its Kind Conservation Trust Fund Opens In The Bahamas

May 06, 2019

Marine conservation is integral for the survival of small, low-lying countries like The Bahamas, and a new voice is emerging to help support and fund existing conservation groups in the country...

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Plastics ban - be prepared

April 30, 2019

OFFICIALS from the Ministry of Environment and Housing are calling for business owners to reach out to the ministry to be educated on the impending 2020 ban on single-use plastics and Styrofoam...

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'We'll fight Harbour Island plan'
'We'll fight Harbour Island plan'

April 30, 2019

ONE hundred home and business owners are lined up to fight a multi-million-dollar development on Harbour Island, a chief critic of the project claimed yesterday...

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Severe Weather Warning Update
Severe Weather Warning Update

April 29, 2019

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING UPDATE FROM 10:40 AM UNTIL 12:40 PM MONDAY 29TH APRIL 2019.

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Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions
Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions

April 26, 2019

The air we breathe is killing us...The World Health Organisation (WHO) says air pollution causes the death of seven million people a year and accounts for a third of fatalities from stroke

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GIVE US ANSWERS: Carnival facing grilling on shock ocean dumping
GIVE US ANSWERS: Carnival facing grilling on shock ocean dumping

April 24, 2019

GOVERNMENT officials launched an investigation and started direct talks with Carnival Corporation yesterday after reports that the cruise giant’s ships unlawfully dumped sewage and food waste in Bahamian waters...

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Handover of Ceremonial Key Lauches New Providence Ecology Park

April 15, 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira handed over the ceremonial key to Chairman Kenwood Kerr to launch the New Providence Ecology Park...

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