Environment

Lighthouse point must be saved as national park
Lighthouse point must be saved as national park

August 10, 2018

THE Bahamas National Trust yesterday confirmed its efforts to secure Lighthouse Point as a national park and a “model for sustainable” development...

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Bahamas National Trust-Lighthouse Point
Bahamas National Trust-Lighthouse Point

August 09, 2018

The BNT Council in April of 2013 approved a resolution to support efforts of the One Eleuthera Foundation and the Eleuthera Land Conservancy to protect Lighthouse Point from “unsustainable development”...

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Opening of Crawfish Season Brings Renewed Focus on Sustainable Fishing and Expansion into International Markets

August 03, 2018

GOVERNMENT SET TO PUSH FOR INCREASED NUMBERS OF BAHAMIAN DIVERS IN LUCRATIVE LOBSTER INDUSTRY...

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Oh, Cat Island! Hiking expedition brings joy, trepidation for Caribbean youths

August 03, 2018

What happens when you take young adults from eight Caribbean nations and plop them down on a sparsely populated island in The Bahamas for four days and three nights spent outdoors?

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Stakeholders to Get the Chance to Give Feedback on Marine Protected Areas in The Bahamas

July 31, 2018

“Realizing the 2020 Goal to Effectively Manage and Expand Bahamian Marine Protected Areas” was the aim of the press conference held at the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

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Water restored at Straw Market

July 31, 2018

CITY water supply has been restored at the Straw Market in the International Bazaar, according to a spokesperson at the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited.Kim Miller, public relations and communications officer, said the water was turned back on around...

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The Governor General Hosts Governor General Youth Awards Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council Reception

July 30, 2018

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted the Governor General Youth Awards Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council Reception on the Patio of Government House

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Newly Appointed Minister Makes First Official Visit to BAMSI North Andros

July 26, 2018

Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Hon. Michael Pintard while on an official visit to the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute’s (BAMSI) North Andros site last week Thursday, told some 200 employees of the Institute that he holds a different notion of what BAMSI should be than what has historically been shared.

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Prime Minister Minnis: Government Moving to Ban the Use of Plastics and Styrofoam

July 25, 2018

The Government has embarked upon a programme to ban the use of plastics and Styrofoam which are proving detrimental to the country’s eco and marine system...

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July 20, 2018

From the soil to the sea, the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) hosted almost 50 teens as part of its annual Summer Education Enhancement Discovery Series (SEEDS). The campers were able to learn about various food sources grown and harvested in The Bahamas.

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Long Island, Abaco look to expand sponging industry
Long Island, Abaco look to expand sponging industry

July 20, 2018

MORE than a dozen spongers on Long Island expressed huge interest in moving forward with creating a local association and revitalising the industry during a meeting with project managers of a project to revitalise the sponging industry...

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BREEF and RBDF Partner to Guard Our Marine Heritage

July 17, 2018

BREEF and the RBDF celebrated the ending of an impactful six-day Marine Conservation Workshop today with its closing ceremony at the Coral Harbour Base. Bringing principal remarks was the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Honourable Brent Symonette.

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New osmosis plant for hurricane-hit Ragged Island
New osmosis plant for hurricane-hit Ragged Island

July 17, 2018

OFFICIALS expect to have a recently procured solarised reversed osmosis plant online in Ragged Island by next week, Water and Sewerage Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson has said. Addressing long-standing water issues on the island, Mr Gibson said the...

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KGBC Spreads their Message of Cleanliness at Summer Camps 2018

July 16, 2018

For many parents finding activities which are both educational and fun during the long summer holiday can be a challenge. Luckily, each year many local organizations set out to provide options through various camp programs...

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Andros can be breadbasket of the region
Andros can be breadbasket of the region

July 13, 2018

MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard believes that Andros has the potential to be "the breadbasket not only of The Bahamas but the Caribbean and North America"."Keep the faith, Andros can be transformed," the minister told...

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Extra 10 lots for housing scheme added

July 13, 2018

THE Department of Housing launched its service lot initiative at Sunset Close off Carmichael Road yesterday.Called the Sunset Close Subdivision Extension, Housing and Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira said it adds an additional ten service lots...

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Taino Beach given greenlight for swimming
Taino Beach given greenlight for swimming

July 10, 2018

TAINO Beach has been given the green light for swimming after follow-up water sample testing on Friday conducted by the Ministry of Environment, along with Waterkeepers Bahamas, indicate that the water quality standards are acceptable...

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Many shanty town residents not ready to vacate homes
Many shanty town residents not ready to vacate homes

July 10, 2018

DESPITE an extension to the government's eviction deadline for shanty town residents in New Providence, many of them yesterday said they are still not in a position to vacate their homes and adhere to the deadline...

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Environment Ministry sets goal of incorporating30% renewables into national grid by 2030

June 19, 2018

Officials at the Ministry of Environment and Housing are finalizing a plan that will make renewable energy installation mandatory for the construction of new homes within Government Subdivisions...

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Kalik and The Bahamas National Trust joins forces to preserve the future of conch

June 19, 2018

Kalik and The Bahamas National Trust joins forces to preserve the future of conch...

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