Environment

"BESS" Opportunity for Careers in the Environment

February 14, 2017

BREEF is accepting applications for The Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS) Programme. BESS is a unique year-long study and work experience programme for motivated graduating high school students between the ages of 15-18 yrs...

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Minister Dorsett Highlights the Importance of Energy Efficiency

January 25, 2017

Environment and Housing Minister the Hon. Kenred Dorsett outlined several initiatives that the Government has implemented during the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF)...

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January 25, 2017

On the heels of official news that the 2016 was the hottest year on record globally since weather record-keeping began in the 1880s, (www.edition.cnn.co), Save The Bays Chairman Joe Darville urged the nation’s leaders to act before up to 80% of the islands of The Bahamas...

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The Killarney Voice-Reports of Illegal Dumping
The Killarney Voice-Reports of Illegal Dumping

January 24, 2017

Reports of ILLEGAL DUMPING continue to pour into the Killarney Constituency Office. This is a vexing and frustrating issue that residents have complained about for years...

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Save the Bays contradicts Greenslade over claim that complaint was not filed
Save the Bays contradicts Greenslade over claim that complaint was not filed

January 13, 2017

ENVIRONMENTAL advocacy group Save The Bays yesterday denied claims by Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade that the group has not filed an official complaint with the Royal Bahamas Police Force against Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard for allegedly orchestrating a murderous plot against his billionaire neighbour Louis Bacon and lawyer Fred Smith, QC...

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Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th Year

January 13, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, young people from Grand Bahama are trading their right to sleep late or hang with their friends for the privilege of traipsing through woods and wetlands as they are groomed to become good stewards of the environment...

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Bahamas Development Bank earmarks $500,000 for loans to small farmers

January 06, 2017

Initiative channeled through BAMSI’s Associated Farmers Programme...
THE Bahamas Government has earmarked $500,000 in assistance to small farmers across this nation’s archipelago. The funding, which will be disbursed through a micro-loan initiative between the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB)...

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US warned: Hands off our beaches!
US warned: Hands off our beaches!

January 04, 2017

A LOCAL environmentalist has said he will be the first to stop any tractor attempting to remove sand from this country to aid Florida beaches from erosion, as he called on government officials to condemn international news reports that the US has received approval to study bringing Bahamian sand to their beaches...

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Banrock Wines & Jimmy's Wines Team up to Support The Bahamas National Trust and The Bahamas Environment

December 13, 2016

Since 1995 Banrock Station Wines, have been protecting the environment in their native Australia. Now as their brand grows they are proud to be spreading the word of environmentalism to The Bahamas and exemplifying their Motto “Helping Protect our Beautiful Planet...”

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'Civil disobedience needs to be directed'

December 05, 2016

CIVIL disobedience can be used to achieve greater fairness, accountability and performance from government if it is organised and clearly directed, a university lecturer has advised.

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A stupid suggestion by a young activist

December 05, 2016

Last Friday Bahamians marched to the city center in Nassau in protest of the governance being delivered by Perry Christie and his administration.

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'We are safe' insists senior police officer

December 02, 2016

DESPITE a recent spate of murders and shootings in New Providence and Grand Bahama, officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander said the country is still a "safe" place.

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Residents protest over health fears from industry

November 30, 2016

A GROUP of concerned residents staged a protest in the Freeport Industrial Park area on Tuesday over the alleged ongoing industrial pollution that they feel affects the nearby communities in which they live.

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Anger at lack of 'real gov't plan' on murders

November 30, 2016

FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday lamented the recent spate of murders in the past few days, as he called on the Christie administration to "bring forth a real plan" to address crime.

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Minnis hits out on murders again

November 30, 2016

With several murders occurring over the past week, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis once again hit out at the government for its "empty rhetoric" on crime.

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National Women's Week celebrations culminate with march

November 30, 2016

Celebrations in honor of National Women's Week wrapped up on Saturday, November 26 with a march which passed through historic parts of New Providence before ending on the open fields of the University of The Bahamas campus.

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The War on Cleaning up the Island of New Providence
The War on Cleaning up the Island of New Providence

November 30, 2016

The illegal activity of indiscriminate dumping on New Providence island is out of control. Concerned citizens now call upon relevant government ministers and agencies responsible to host a community forum where residents and the media can be appraised of what is going to be done to address this issue.

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Miller to protesters: I'm here to listen

November 28, 2016

Despite some jeers and boos greeting his appearance, Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller seemed in good spirits as he attended the We March Bahamas protest downtown yesterday, saying that while he was there to listen to the concerns of Bahamians, no one group can unilaterally "tell the government what to do".

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ILO: Violence, harassment in the workplace taking its toll on women

November 28, 2016

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), violence and harassment may prevent women from entering the labor market, especially in male-dominated sectors and jobs, and remaining therein.

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