Environment

New Birdlife Report Reveals Nearly Half of all Bird Species in Decline With One in Eight Threatened With Extinction
New Birdlife Report Reveals Nearly Half of all Bird Species in Decline With One in Eight Threatened With Extinction

September 28, 2022

Today, global conservation organisation BirdLife International released its landmark “State of The World’s Birds” 2022 Report. Published every four years by BirdLife International, the report summarises what birds tell us about the state of nature, the pressures upon it, the solutions in place, and those needed.

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Labour and Immigration Minister Keith Bell relays the facts at the opening of three-day 'Essentials of Migration Management Training' workshop
Labour and Immigration Minister Keith Bell relays the facts at the opening of three-day 'Essentials of Migration Management Training' workshop

September 23, 2022

“Migration is a global problem that is occasioned by natural disasters like hurricanes; flooding and famine; economic deprivation and war, the latter of which we have a striking example with the war in Ukraine, which has abruptly displaced millions of people," said the Hon.

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Minister of Works leads inspection of infrastructure projects in Eleuthera and discussion at Town Hall Meeting on plans for Glass Window Bridge
Minister of Works leads inspection of infrastructure projects in Eleuthera; and discussion at Town Hall Meeting on plans for Glass Window Bridge

September 22, 2022

The Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Works and Utilities leads a delegation in Eleuthera today where he is inspecting various sites including docks, administrative buildings, residences, dilapidated structures and other infrastructure projects.

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Meeting of the Steering Committee on Renewable Energy
Meeting of the Steering Committee on Renewable Energy

September 02, 2022

Directors representing a cross-section of government agencies met for their second Steering Committee Meeting on Renewable Energy, August 30, 2022 at the Ministry of Finance. The meeting was chaired by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Janice Miller. Mr. Marco Rolle served as co-chair.

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Post-Dorian mangrove restoration picks up steam
Post-Dorian mangrove restoration picks up steam

August 30, 2022

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, scientists and environmentalists leapt into action researching mangroves on Grand Bahama and Abaco, their health and how those ecosystems function. Some collected propagules (another name for mangrove seeds) and galvanized communities into establishing backyard nurseries and burrowing tiny mangrove plants called seedlings into areas hard hit by the Category 5 storm.

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Improved road, sidewalks, and more efficient infrastructure on the way for Village Road
Improved road, sidewalks, and more efficient infrastructure on the way for Village Road

August 29, 2022

A roundabout is being added in front of Queen’s Collegeand the Bahamas National Trust to improve the safety of motorists andpedestrians who traverse Village Road, a major New Providence thoroughfare.The Ministry of Works and Utilities announced plans for the addition during awalkabout Friday, August 26, 2022.

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PM Davis to Abaco Weather Symposium: All Islands of The Bahamas are very vulnerable
PM Davis to Abaco Weather Symposium: All Islands of The Bahamas are ‘very vulnerable’

August 29, 2022

While addressing the Abaco Weather Symposium at the Friendship Tabernacle Church, in Dundas Town, on August 26, 2022, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis noted that all Bahamian islands were “very vulnerable” to climate change issues and to weather threats, especially hurricanes.

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'All our islands are vulnerable'
'All our islands are vulnerable'

August 29, 2022

WHILE addressing an Abaco Weather Symposium on Friday, Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis said all Bahamian islands are "vulnerable" to climate change and weather threats, especially hurricanes.

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Ministry of Health and Wellness staged first Climate Change Youth Forum
Ministry of Health and Wellness staged first Climate Change Youth Forum

August 22, 2022

The Ministry of Health and Wellness staged its first Climate Change and Youth Forum on Friday, August 19, 2022.

The one-day forum came on the heels of The Bahamas’ staging of the inaugural Caribbean Regional Heads of Government Meeting in Preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of The Parties (COP27) earlier in the week at Baha Mar.

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PM: Half our debt direct result of climate effects
PM: Half our debt direct result of climate effects

August 22, 2022

FIFTY percent or more of the country's national debt was found to be connected directly to the consequences of climate change and having to borrow money for recovery, resilience and returning to normal.

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PM Davis - First regional leaders conference on the impact of climate change explored differences and issues, towards consenus, and a united front
PM Davis - First regional leaders conference on the impact of climate change explored differences and issues, towards consenus, and "a united front"

August 19, 2022

While addressing the Press Conference after the Closing Ceremony of the Caribbean Regional Heads of Government Meeting in Preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of The Parties 27 (COP 27), on August 17, 2022,

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At Novembers COP27 climate conference: decisions will have significant ramifications for our people and nations Prime Minister Davis
At November’s COP27 climate conference: “decisions will have significant ramifications for our people and nations” – Prime Minister Davis

August 19, 2022

While addressing the Closing Ceremony of the Caribbean Regional Heads of Government Meeting in Preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of The Parties 27 (COP 27), on August 17, 2022, Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis pointed out that the road to COP27 was “not long”.

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LaRoda: Bahamas/Caribbean SIDS paying serious, serious price as a result of adverse impacts of climate change
LaRoda: Bahamas/Caribbean SIDS paying ‘serious, serious price’ as a result of adverse impacts of climate change

August 19, 2022

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Management and Emergency Response, the Hon. Myles LaRoda, said The Bahamas has had to bear the brunt of the effects of climate change, and the high costs associated with those adverse effects, even though the country bears “very little responsibility for many of the actions that precipitate those impacts.”

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BNT Statement on Proposed North Andros Mining Project
BNT Statement on Proposed North Andros Mining Project

August 19, 2022

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) wishes to express its preliminary views on a proposed North Andros mining project by The Bahamas Materials Company.

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Prime Minister Davis: Goal of Regional UNFCCC Meeting is to construct practical climate financing solutions
Prime Minister Davis: Goal of Regional UNFCCC Meeting is to construct practical climate financing solutions

August 16, 2022

During his Opening Press Statement at the first RegionalMeeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean, within the United NationsFramework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), on August 16, 2022,Bahamas Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon.

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Bahamas to host Caribbean Water and Wastewater Conference in October
Bahamas to host Caribbean Water and Wastewater Conference in October

August 16, 2022

The Bahamas will host the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Conference and Exhibition, October 17-21, 2022.

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Pinewood drainage system work 'soon'
Pinewood drainage system work 'soon'

August 16, 2022

PINEWOOD MP Myles Laroda says he has been informed that construction works on a new drainage system for his constituency will begin shortly after the completion of a 600ft well for the area.

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48M OWED TO WSC AS IT TURNS OFF TAPS: Disconnections of delinquent accounts resume
$48M OWED TO WSC AS IT TURNS OFF TAPS: Disconnections of delinquent accounts resume

August 16, 2022

THE Water & Sewerage Corporation has seen a $2m reduction in customer arrears since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with monies owed to the company now said to be around $48m.

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 BAMSI holds Bahamian Artisans Show Farmers Pop-Up Shop
BAMSI holds Bahamian Artisans Show & Farmers Pop-Up Shop

August 15, 2022

The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) held its Bahamian Artisans Show & Farmers Pop-Up Shop to exhibit support for local farmers (commercial and backyard) and provide information on plans for the Fall Semester.

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Step one on path to clean energy
Step one on path to clean energy

August 15, 2022

WITH the completed installation of a $5m micro-renewable solar plant Ragged Island has become the first major island in the country to be 100 percent solar powered.

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