Environment

UPDATED: Firefighters battle major new blaze at landfill
UPDATED: Firefighters battle major new blaze at landfill

April 20, 2017

FIREFIGHTERS yesterday battled a large blaze at the New Providence Landfill, nearly three weeks after tackling a massive fire at the city dump that burned for nearly a month...

read more »

Large fire breaks out at landfill overnight
Large fire breaks out at landfill overnight

April 19, 2017

ANOTHER large fire has broken out at the New Providence landfill overnight...

read more »

Frequent Visitor Conducts Successful Cleanup in McLean's Town with It's Residents
Frequent Visitor Conducts Successful Cleanup in McLean's Town with It's Residents

April 13, 2017

For frequent visitor to Grand Bahama, Steve Wilson, “the reef restoration and coastal clean up on April 8, in McLean’s Town, was a labor of love and an opportunity to tangibly give back to a community that had given so much to me,” he said...

read more »

Halperns Doing Their Part in Hurricane Relief Efforts

April 12, 2017

October 6, 2016 will be a date Grand Bahama residents would long remember. It was on that day that Hurricane Matthew passed through the island wreaking havoc on our coastal and inland settlements, perhaps the most devastating storm in the island’s history...

read more »

25th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps for Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization

April 09, 2017

On Monday, April 10, the Post Office Department will release commemorative stamps celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization, a Bahamian non-profit organization...

read more »

Cabinet Ministers Tour the Backyard Farming Initiative at Centres for Boys and Girls

April 08, 2017

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred Gray and Minister of Social Services and Community Development the Hon. Melanie Griffin toured the Backyard Farming Initiative at the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys and the Willie Mae Pratt Centre for Girls, Tuesday, April 4, 2017...

read more »

Save The Bays, West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association, 4Ocean Lead Massive Volunteer Clean-up, Haul 1,160 pounds debris per day
Save The Bays, West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association, 4Ocean Lead Massive Volunteer Clean-up, Haul 1,160 pounds debris per day

April 05, 2017

Volunteers from Save The Bays, West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association (WEEFCA) and 4Ocean stooped, scooped, piled, packed and hauled away 1,160 pounds of debris from the beaches and mangroves of West End, Grand Bahama April 1, which exceeded their projected amount of 1,000 pounds...

read more »

Save the Bays Hosts West End Community Cleanup
Save the Bays Hosts West End Community Cleanup

March 30, 2017

Save The Bays in conjunction with the West End Eco-Fishing Camp and 4 Ocean are spearheading a community wide cleanup initiative in West End, Grand Bahama this Saturday, April 1 from 9am to 3pm...

read more »

Smoke affecting New Providence from landfill and bush fire, says minister
Smoke affecting New Providence from landfill and bush fire, says minister

March 24, 2017

THE thick white smoke that blanketed communities in western and southern New Providence yesterday morning came from a combination of fires including the New Providence Landfill and a large bush fire on Carmichael Road, according to Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett...

read more »

Bamsi Treats Scotiabank to Farmer's Market

March 23, 2017

The Distribution Centre of The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) recently treated the staff of Scotiabank’s main branch to a mini farmers’ market...

read more »

BAMSI Features at "Yoga in the Park"

March 23, 2017

The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) recently featured its produce at ‘Yoga in the Park’, a wellness and fitness event put on by Atlantic Medical...

read more »

Top Doc Post-Dump Fire Warning 'Indoor air quality 100x more potent than outdoor'
Top Doc Post-Dump Fire Warning 'Indoor air quality 100x more potent than outdoor'

March 21, 2017

Ten days after a blazing fire erupted at the Harrold Road dump in Nassau smothering land and air with billowing, acrid black smoke, a leading physician urged residents displaced by the fire and its aftermath...

read more »

New date for We March as protest moves up a week
New date for We March as protest moves up a week

March 20, 2017

WE March Bahamas yesterday confirmed that its third march will be brought forward by a week, from April 9 to April 2, with ongoing issues facing the New Providence landfill now becoming the focal point of the protest.

read more »

STB 'Private Carnival Cruise Port Secret Deal, no consultation, will drive nail in Freeport economy, kill 5 eco-system

March 16, 2017

The chairman and legal counsel for a powerful environmental advocacy group have charged the Christie administration with sealing a deal to create a private cruise port at East End, Grand Bahama...

read more »

Temporary Closure of Flaming Gardens Clinic

March 16, 2017

The Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health, would like to inform the residents of the Flamingo Gardens Clinic District, that due to the increase in smoke fumes which has now infiltrated the clinic...

read more »

1,200 receive aid after fire
1,200 receive aid after fire

March 15, 2017

MORE than 1,200 people have received some form of assistance from the Ministry of Social Services in the wake of the ongoing fire at the city dump...

read more »

Fighting fire from the air
Fighting fire from the air

March 14, 2017

GELTECH solutions, a company that specialises in fighting fires while protecting the environment, has been contracted by the government to assist in extinguishing the massive blaze at the New Providence Landfill that has been burning for more than a week...

read more »

US consultants flown in to assess dump fire
US consultants flown in to assess dump fire

March 10, 2017

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said that the fire at the New Providence Landfill is "very close" to being extinguished, and that consultants flown in from the United States by the government are now at the site...

read more »

Residents still displaced by fire
Residents still displaced by fire

March 09, 2017

ENVIRONMENT Minister Kenred Dorsett yesterday said there is no definite date set for when Jubilee Gardens residents will be able return to their homes, as he revealed details of the government's "comprehensive" plan to tackle the chronic issues at the New Providence Landfill...

read more »

Anger at failure to prevent landfill blazes
Anger at failure to prevent landfill blazes

March 06, 2017

ANGRY home owners in Jubilee Gardens yesterday expressed disgust and concern that neither the Progressive Liberal Party nor the Free National Movement have done enough to prevent the frequent fires at the New Providence Landfill that have caused some of them to develop respiratory issues...

read more »