Environment

Commonwealth of Nations Secretary General says Grand Bahama and Abaco can be rebuilt better

October 10, 2019

Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC says having the opportunity to see first-hand the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in both Abaco and Grand Bahama will assist her in accurately describing to the international community the enormity of the devastation in The Bahamas...

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Miya sponsors the 28th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association

October 10, 2019

Miya sponsors for a third year in a row the conference organized by the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association, which will be held in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis from 14th to 18th October 2019.

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Minister Ferreira Tours Progress at New Providence Ecology Park

October 07, 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira and Permanent Secretary Janice Miller joined stakeholders on a tour of the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) on October 4, 2019...

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Twenty-Five Cents to a Dollar: Bahamas Shoppers to Pay to use Single-Use Plastic Bags as of January 1, 2020

October 07, 2019

How much are you willing to pay to maintain your plastic bag addiction? Under Section 8 of the newly created Environmental Protection (Control of Plastic Pollution) Bill, 2019, Bahamian businesses will be required to charge customers a minimum of twenty-five cents (excluding VAT) per bag at the point of sale for the use of single-use plastic bags as of January 1, 2020. The maximum fee that can be charged is one dollar, excluding VAT. The Bill was laid on the table in the House of Assembly on Thursday, October 2, 2019, and is one of several environmental Bills presented simultaneously that Minister Romauld Ferreira referred to as “the strongest, most robust suite of environmental legislation in Bahamian history.”...

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BNT: Assessing Full Environmental Impact Hurricane Dorian

October 04, 2019

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) recently began assessing the full environmental impact of Hurricane Dorian...

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Minister Ferreira: 'Historic Day' for Environmental Legislation

October 03, 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira said, on October 2, 2019, that the laying on the table of the House of Assembly “the strongest, most robust suite of environmental legislation in Bahamian history” made it an historic day...

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Prime Minister Minnis meets with first WHO Director-General to visit The Bahamas

September 30, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis met with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to discuss how the organization can increase its assistance to Hurricane Dorian reconstruction and recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama...

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Prime Minister Minnis addresses United Nations General Assembly

September 30, 2019

Urges world leaders to address global climate emergency; asks for consideration of The Bahamas’ unique circumstances when determining financial worthiness...

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National Statement from Prime Minister Minnis at the 74th UN General Assembly
National Statement from Prime Minister Minnis at the 74th UN General Assembly

September 30, 2019

I congratulate you on your election to the Presidency of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. I assure you and the members of the Bureau of the support of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during your tenure. I also extend congratulations to your predecessor for her leadership of the 73rd Session...

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Size of oil spill still a mystery
Size of oil spill still a mystery

September 30, 2019

FOUR weeks after Hurricane Dorian, Equinor still does not know how much oil was spilled from its South Riding Point facility in East Grand Bahama or the exact parameters of the land area that was affected, an official said...

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Minister of the Environment and Housing Endorses Climate Crisis Declaration

September 24, 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira has endorsed the Climate Crisis Declaration prepared mainly by the Thought Leaders and Policy Team of the Cat Island Conservation Institute (CICI), which is a nonpartisan institute that is community driven and serving...

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Alert 9 Tropical Depression forms near The Bahamas
Alert #9 Tropical Depression forms near The Bahamas

September 13, 2019

…TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS NEAR THE BAHAMAS…

…FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM ON SATURDAY….

BASED ON ADVICE FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED IN FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES: ELEUTHERA, ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE, ABACO, GRAND BAHAMA, BIMINI AND THE BERRY ISLANDS.

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BNT Concerned about Oil Spill in East Grand Bahama

September 09, 2019

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) continues to support the efforts of so many organisations and individuals, focused on trying to help our country, and especially the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama. We’re all focused primarily on the human element of this tragedy...

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Oil spill in Grand Bahama

September 09, 2019

NEMA is aware that there is an oil spill at South Riding Point, near High Rock...The incident occurred at Equinor’s storage facility...

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Minister Ferreira Tours Energy Conservation Measures at Anatol Rodgers High School

September 04, 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, Permanent Secretary Janice Miller, Undersecretary Reginald Saunders, and other education and environment government officials and stakeholders, on August 28, 2019, took a tour of the 95-percent-complete energy conservation measures (ECMs), being undertaken at Anatol Rodgers High School...

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Alert 46 Hurricane Dorian is finally moving northwestward and growing in size
Alert #46 Hurricane Dorian is finally moving northwestward and growing in size

September 03, 2019

ALERT #46 ON HURRICANE DORIAN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 12:00 PM EDT, TUESDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019.

… HURRICANE DORIAN IS FINALLY MOVING NORTHWESTWARD AND GROWING IN SIZE…

…DANGEROUS WINDS AND LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE CONTINUES ON GRAND BAHAMA…

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Alert 44 Hurricane Dorian still nearly stationary to begin moving on later this morning
Alert #44 Hurricane Dorian still nearly stationary to begin moving on later this morning

September 03, 2019

ALERT #44 ON HURRICANE DORIAN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6:00 AM EDT, TUESDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019.

… DORIAN STILL NEARLY STATIONARY BUT EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD LATER THIS MORNING AND CONTINUES TO POUND GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND…

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Alert 43 Hurricane Dorian still stationary as it pounds Grand Bahama
Alert #43 Hurricane Dorian still stationary as it pounds Grand Bahama

September 03, 2019

ALERT #43 ON HURRICANE DORIAN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 3:00 AM EDT, TUESDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019.

… DORIAN IS STILL STATIONARY AND CONTINUES TO POUND GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND…

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES: ABACO, GRAND BAHAMA, BIMINI, AND THE BERRY ISLANDS.

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Combined efforts of Damianos Sotheby's International Realty and One Sotheby's International Realty raises nearly $80K for Hurricane Dorian relief in 24 hours

September 03, 2019

NASSAU, The Bahamas (Sept. 3, 2019) — In just under 24 hours, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami have raised approximately $80,000 from 252 donors through a GoFundMe campaign, all of which will go directly toward disaster relief in Abaco.

“As the storm continues to wreak havoc on our country, we are receiving constant updates from our friends and families in Abaco and Grand Bahama. The news is completely devastating, and hard to even comprehend,” said Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are thankful to the members of our ONE Sotheby’s International Realty family in Miami for this assistance in channeling donations to The Bahamas.”

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Alert 42 Hurricane Dorian still stationary pummeling Grand Bahama
Alert #42 Hurricane Dorian still stationary pummeling Grand Bahama

September 03, 2019

ALERT #42 ON HURRICANE DORIAN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 12:00 AM EDT, TUESDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019.

…EXTREMELY POWERFUL HURRICANE DORIAN IS STILL STATIONARY AND CONTINUES TO PUMMEL GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND…A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES: ABACO, GRAND BAHAMA, BIMINI, AND THE BERRY ISLANDS.

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