Environment

January 17, 2018

Joining some 1100 delegates from over 150 countries, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira, Minister of the Environment & Housing, attended the Eighth Session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly on January 13-14, 2018 which was held at its headquarters...

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Closed Season starts on the 1st-baby Nassau groupers on the way!
Closed Season starts on the 1st-baby Nassau groupers on the way!

December 01, 2017

The annual Nassau Grouper Closed Season begins December 1, 2017 and runs until February 28, 2018. BREEF (The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation) calls on everyone to respect the closed season and choose an alternative during the spawning period...

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Environment Minister Ferreira addressed the 2017 Montreal Protocol Conference

November 27, 2017

Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira addressed, on behalf of the Bahamian Government, the distinguished panel of global environmental experts at the Montreal Protocol Conference discussing earth’s Ozone Layer concerns, November 23, 2017...

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Ministry of Environment on a Tree Planting Mission

November 27, 2017

The Ministry of The Environment & Housing is launching a tree-planting drive, with the mission to plant numerous trees before the close of 2017. The Lignum Vitae, the Bahamian National tree, pictured, was planted November 18, 2017 at Commonwealth Brewery on Western Road...

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Closure of the Capture of Nassau Grouper Throughout The Bahamas

November 27, 2017

The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public of the fixed dates of closure of fishing of the Nassau Grouper from December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018...

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Government Welcomes, Expressions of Interest in Landfill Management

November 23, 2017

Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira announced, November 20, that the public is invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) and proposal requests for potential investment and management services to provide the deconstruction, remediation...

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Waterkeepers Bahamas Trains Volunteers to Test Waters for Swim Safety
Waterkeepers Bahamas Trains Volunteers to Test Waters for Swim Safety

November 21, 2017

Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham spends hours at beaches in The Bahamas every week, but she isn’t splashing in the water, combing for shells or searching for treasure. Ingraham is part of a team that tests water at 16 public beaches in The Bahamas on a regular basis...

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Bahamas and UAE partner to build IMW solar car park electric car charging Station at Sports Center

November 17, 2017

The Bahamas Government, through the Ministry of the Environment, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in a ceremonial signing held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, November 13, 2017 forging an agreement to reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuels...

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Environmentalists Decry South Cat Cay Development, Document Lack of Marine Protection 'Before our very eyes'
Environmentalists Decry South Cat Cay Development, Document Lack of Marine Protection 'Before our very eyes'

November 15, 2017

A small plane circled slowly, flying over the blue-green waters of the northern Bahamas. It should have been a day of sightseeing, photographing an island under carefully managed development with its fragile marine resources protected as the gems that will lure those who will eventually visit, live there or leave their yachts...

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Save The Bays Plant 15 Neem Trees on GB Humane Society Grounds
Save The Bays Plant 15 Neem Trees on GB Humane Society Grounds

November 09, 2017

Active environmental advocacy and education group Save The Bays took its greener is better message to a different kind of platform recently, far from the halls of government and the courts right to the Grand Bahama Humane Society...

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Environment Ministry holds Seminar on Strengthening Nuclear Energy and Radiation Regulations

November 03, 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Expert Mission to the Bahamas for Inventory of Radioactive Devices, Sources, and Radiation Equipment held a workshop for staff of the Ministry of the Environment and Housing and the Department of Environmental Health (DEHS) at the British Colonial Hilton, October 23-25, 2017...

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Save The Bays Sympathizes with Resorts World Bimini Workers following Lay-Offs says Resort Suffered Damage after Developer Ignored Environmental Warnings
Save The Bays Sympathizes with Resorts World Bimini Workers following Lay-Offs says Resort Suffered Damage after Developer Ignored Environmental Warnings

November 03, 2017

Environmental advocacy group Save The Bays expressed sympathy today for the 150 workers laid off from Resorts World Bimini just as the high season was set to start, but said construction of the resort and surrounding properties proceeded “full steam ahead despite repeated and stern warnings about its disregard for the natural environment and what the impact could be...”

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Save The Bays applauds Ragged Island Green Rebuild Plan 'Most Progressive Measure in Region to Prepare for Climate Change', Seeks Progress Report
Save The Bays applauds Ragged Island Green Rebuild Plan 'Most Progressive Measure in Region to Prepare for Climate Change', Seeks Progress Report

November 02, 2017

Outspoken environmental advocacy and education organization Save The Bays today redoubled its support for the government’s plan to rebuild storm-ravaged Ragged Island with sustainable design and renewable energy sources, creating the first fully green island in the region...

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Minister Campbell and Ferreira join MP Adrian Gibson to assess the Impact of Abandoned Barge

October 28, 2017

No spilled oil or environmental damage was caused by the abandoned barge, left broken up at Gray’s Bay in Long Island, as was reported by numerous concerned residents, voicing their opinions on social media...

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A BREEF Education Underwater
A BREEF Education Underwater

October 17, 2017

Mission accomplished! The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) has now trained a teacher in every school across the archipelago...

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Atlantis Spearheads Community Clean Up Campaign

October 14, 2017

Scores of Atlanteans clad in rubber gloves and armed with garbage bags, rakes and shovels took to the streets just beyond the bridge Monday, October 9th – the National Heroes Day Holiday – in a community clean-up effort spearheaded by Atlantis executives...

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A BREEF Education Underwater
A BREEF Education Underwater

October 13, 2017

Mission accomplished! The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) has now trained a teacher in every school across the archipelago...

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Minister Ferreira supports Global Ocean Conservation efforts at EU's "Our Oceans" Conference in Malta

October 13, 2017

Bahamas Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, recently attended the European Union's Fourth "Our Oceans" Conference, held October 5 and 6 in Valletta, Malta. Hundreds of marine resource representatives from member countries met to improve and strengthen ocean resource security and policies...

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Sustainable Energy Consortium welcomes working with Government
Sustainable Energy Consortium welcomes working with Government

October 12, 2017

Sustainable Energy, a consortium that includes Alternative Power Supply, said today they welcome the opportunity to work with the Bahamas government to find the best solutions for the energy crisis that will include renewables in the mix...

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National Cleanup Initiative Launched: DEHS to advise communities on Placement and Pickup of Waste

October 11, 2017

The Ministry of Environment and Housing via the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) launched the National Cleanup Initiative on October 1, 2017...

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