Environment

Environment Ministry Supports BTVI Solar Energy Training

September 19, 2017

The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of the Environment & Housing, September 15, at Charlotte House, downtown. BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson met with the Minister, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, to garner his support for the college's 15-week-long dual enrollment programme...

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MEXICO: Powerful earthquake strikes South
MEXICO: Powerful earthquake strikes South

September 19, 2017

A strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake has hit central Mexico, the US Geological Survey says...The tremor was felt in the capital, Mexico City, causing the partial collapse of at least one building, television pictures showed...

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Butterfield Employees around the world participate in coastal cleanup

September 19, 2017

Employees of Butterfield Group companies around the world joined forces with local environmental groups to take part in the International Costal Clean-Up on Saturday, 16 September 2017. 267 Butterfield team members cleared 113 bags of trash and recyclables from public spaces in six countries during the first of what will become an annual Community Action Day for the Bank...

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The Atlantic Basin 2010 vs 2017

September 08, 2017

As Floridians continue to evacuate in droves and Bahamians prepare to assess damage in the days to come meteorologists worldwide are taking note of a seemingly angry Atlantic Basin. For the first time in 7 years we had 3 active hurricanes, Irma, Jose; and Katia.

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Commonwealth of The Bahamas HURRICANE SHELTERS 2017 UPDATED as of September 5, 2017

September 05, 2017

Commonwealth of The Bahamas HURRICANE SHELTERS 2017

UPDATED as of September 5, 2017



NAME OF SHELTER, ADDRESS, CAPACITY

NEW PROVIDENCE

1. New Dimensions Ministries, Joe Farrington Road, 100

2. Epiphany Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive, 150-200

3. Epworth Hall/Ebenezer Methodist (Physically Disabled/Homeless only), Shirley Street, 100

4. Holy Cross Anglican Church, Highbury Park off Soldier Road, 100-200

5. Kemp Road Ministries, Kemp Road, 150

6. Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. James Road, 100

7. Salvation Army, Mackey Street, 50-75

8. St. Maryís Hall/St. Augustine College, Bernard Road, 200

9. Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church, Kennedy Subdivision, 150

10. Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road, 200

11. New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence Drive, 100

12. Southwest Cathedral Church of God, Carmichael Road, 300

13. Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, 400

14. Ebenezer Mission Baptist Church, St. Charles Vincent Street, 100

15. Salvation Army, Meadow Street, 25

16. St. Barnabas Anglican Parish Church, Wulff & Baillou Hill Road, 150-200

17. Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Farrington Road, 50

18. Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled (for BAPD only),

Dolphin Drive, 25

19. Church of God of Prophecy, Gambier Village, 25

20. New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road, 250

21. Calvary Haitian Baptist Church, West Avenue, 100

22. Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church, Harold Road, 200-250

23. St. Johnís Native Baptist Church, Meeting Street, 150-200

24. Church of God Auditorium (for Sandilands only), Joe Farrington Road, 1500

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Save The Bays 2nd Camp Eco-Explorer Week Treats Younger Campers to Environmental Treasures and Secret Places
Save The Bays 2nd Camp Eco-Explorer Week Treats Younger Campers to Environmental Treasures and Secret Places

August 30, 2017

Campers all over the world ride horses, swim and eat Símores by an open fire, but at one camp in Grand Bahama youngsters got to hang out with fish, mangroves, reef balls and sting rays. They were the dozen lucky enough to take part in the second session of Camp Eco-Explorer...

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Save The Bays, Waterkeepers graduate 12 Happy Campers after Intensive Week-long 'Everything Water' Learning Experience
Save The Bays, Waterkeepers graduate 12 Happy Campers after Intensive Week-long 'Everything Water' Learning Experience

August 08, 2017

They swam, snorkeled, recorded, reported and studied the marine environment and by the end of the week, 12 teens from Grand Bahama had a new respect for the waters around them and the critical role water plays in sustaining life on the planet...

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Crawfish Season is OPEN and Tiger Woods was ready to crawfish

August 04, 2017

Every year Crawfish Season gives boaters and fishers the opportunity and the excuse to go into our beautiful Bahamian waters. This year is no exception, as Tiger Woods...

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Beach, water conditions at your fingertips thanks to new monitoring service by Save The Bays, Waterkeepers Bahamas
Beach, water conditions at your fingertips thanks to new monitoring service by Save The Bays, Waterkeepers Bahamas

August 02, 2017

Thinking about a swim? Thereís an app for that. For the past two months, Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas have been monitoring 16 beaches on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini, collecting and testing water samples to check for bacteria and ensure safe swimming conditions and shoreline activities...

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Public Notice from The Department of Environmental Services Vector Control
Public Notice from The Department of Environmental Services (Vector Control)

August 01, 2017

The public is advised that due to recent rains and the resulting production of pest mosquitoes, the Department of Environmental Health Services (Vector Control) is conducting fogging exercise throughout New Providence and in the Family Islands, where necessary...

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Crawfish Season OPEN-B.R.E.EF encourage persons to follow fishing regulations!

August 01, 2017

In preparation for the opening of the Crawfish season on August 1st...

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BREEF launches Summer Sea Camp with Beach Clean-Up

July 27, 2017

The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF) kicked of its action-packed Summer Sea Camp Monday with a Coral Harbour beach clean-up...

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GB Chamber members team up with local government to clean up areas in East End, GB
GB Chamber members team up with local government to clean up areas in East End, GB

July 20, 2017

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce worked along with the business community, local government, and a contractor from the area to clean up three areas that had been used for indiscriminate dumping in East Grand Bahama...

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Hurricane Matthew, an Environmental Disaster for New Providence

July 20, 2017

The results of The Hurricane Mathew Project, a six-month study of the impact that Hurricane Matthew had on New Providence showed that we are not taking hurricane preparation and coastal protection seriously...

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ALIV Sponsors 9th Annual Bahamas National Trust Eco Camp
ALIV Sponsors 9th Annual Bahamas National Trust Eco Camp

July 19, 2017

ALIV, The Bahamasí newest mobile network, recently sponsored the Bahamas National Trustís (BNT) Eco Camp. The camp, in its ninth year, was held in Andros from July 7-13...

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Focus on Health | The facts on Pinkeye

July 12, 2017

Pink eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults; about 3 million cases of pink eye occur in the United States each year. Treatment is not always needed and the course of treatment depends on the underlying cause.

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GOVERNMENT NOTICE!
GOVERNMENT NOTICE!

July 09, 2017

The Department of Environmental Health Services wishes to advise the public that the New Providence Landfill Site off Tonique Williams Darling Highway will close to the Public...

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Mosquito Fogging Begins

June 27, 2017

With the summer heating up, there will be an increase in mosquitoes. In response, the Ministry of Environmental Health has begun fogging exercises throughout...

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Sandals teams up with NAGB for 80 foot mural

June 26, 2017

Aquamarine with beautiful undulating colorful fish now covers one of the exterior walls of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. In honor of World Oceanís day, the Sandals Foundation and Sandals Royal Bahamian..

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Bahamian Students look for Disease in Trees

June 23, 2017

Students enrolled in the Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.) program launched an environmental monitoring program and a new partnership with North Carolina State University to study diseases in Bahamian mangrove trees...

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