Environment

Prime Minister Officially Opens Multinational Engineering Firm and Centre for Innovation
Prime Minister Officially Opens Multinational Engineering Firm and Centre for Innovation

March 01, 2021

On February 25th, the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened BRON Business Centre in Airport Industrial Park. BRON Business Centre is the home of Eeden Farms, the country’s first Hydroponic Container Farm; Pureti Bahamas, distributors, and applicators of a cleaning product used to kill COVID; BluTerra, a company focused on turning aragonite into compostable products and finally BRON itself; a multinational, interdisciplinary development consulting group with teams in The The Bahamas, Florida, Turks and Caicos Islands, and St. Kitts. BRON has completed over 1,200 projects across over 70 islands and cays of The Bahamas and the Caribbean. BRON’s services include architecture, engineering, environmental, geomatics & surveying, drilling & testing, and construction services, including regulatory compliance.

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Bahamian Farmers Urged to Apply to Receive Scholarships for the Smart Farming Program
Bahamian Farmers Urged to Apply to Receive Scholarships for the Smart Farming Program

February 08, 2021

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard announced that the Israel Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Volcani International Partnerships, and the Caribbean Israel Leadership Coalition are introducing a Certificate in Smart Farming for all farmers, Agri-prenures, investors and stakeholders across the Caribbean.

During a virtual press conference on Monday, February 8, 2021, Minister Pintard explained that 1,000 participants from throughout the Caribbean, including The Bahamas, would receive free scholarships for the valuable program.

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Bahamas Petroleum Company says its exploratory well has FAILED
Bahamas Petroleum Company says its exploratory well has FAILED

February 08, 2021

BREAKING: Bahamas Petroleum Company says its exploratory well in Bahamian waters has failed to produce oil in any commercial quantity.

BPC said drilling on the Perseverance #1 well has ceased at a depth of approximately 3,900 meters, and the well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

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Oil drilling company applauds sovereign fund plan
Oil drilling company applauds sovereign fund plan

January 18, 2021

BAHAMAS Petroleum Company has endorsed Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis' recent statements about implementing a Sovereign Wealth Fund, saying such a fund can assist with paying off the national debt or better the lives of Bahamians...

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'Why silence on damage to seabeds'
'Why silence on damage to seabeds'

January 18, 2021

MONTHS after officials confirmed there was damage to the seabed near Berry Islands allegedly caused by cruise ships sheltering in Bahamian waters, an activist has expressed "frustration" that the government has seemingly gone silent over the matter...

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'Stop pointing fingers over drilling' says Davis
'Stop pointing fingers over drilling' says Davis

December 23, 2020

THE leader of the Progressive Liberal Party has urged the Minnis administration to stop "pointing fingers" when it comes to the oil exploration deal and potential royalties left in place by a previous PLP government...

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Sad day for the country, say activists
Sad day for the country, say activists

December 22, 2020

ACTIVISTS have described Bahamas Petroleum Company's exploratory oil drilling as a "travesty" and a "sad day" in the country...

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DRILLING BEGINS . . . but Bethel says govt will negotiate a bigger share if oil is found
DRILLING BEGINS . . . but Bethel says govt will negotiate a bigger share if oil is found

December 22, 2020

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel assured Bahamians that the government intends to renegotiate the scale of royalty fees if commercial quantities of oil are found in the country...

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BPC begins drilling exploratory oil well
BPC begins drilling exploratory oil well

December 21, 2020

BAHAMAS Petroleum Company has begun drilling its exploratory oil well, company officials announced on Monday...

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UPDATED: U.S. Congress members urge PM to reconsider oil drilling agreement
UPDATED: U.S. Congress members urge PM to reconsider oil drilling agreement

December 21, 2020

SEVERAL members of the United States Congress have written to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira urging them to reconsider the oil drilling agreement with Bahamas Petroleum Company...

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The Nature Conservancy Publishes First-Ever Detailed Maps of All Caribbean Coral Reefs

December 10, 2020

High-resolution maps of the underwater habitats of the entire Caribbean have the potential to transform marine conservation and significantly enhance our knowledge of the ocean...

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Petition to stop Disney close to 400,000 signatures
Petition to stop Disney close to 400,000 signatures

December 03, 2020

A PETITION launched by environmental activists in protest of Disney’s plans to construct a multi-million-dollar cruise destination in South Eleuthera has collected almost 400,000 signatures...

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'Threat to climate yet we're okay to drill'

November 30, 2020

THE Bahamas National Trust has declared it is "categorically opposed to oil exploration in The Bahamas..."

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'Threat to climate yet we're ok to drill'

November 30, 2020

THE Bahamas National Trust has declared it is "categorically opposed to oil exploration in The Bahamas..."

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PUBLIC NOTICE-Closing of Grouper Season
PUBLIC NOTICE-Closing of Grouper Season

November 24, 2020

The following serves to inform the General Public the Nassau Grouper Season will be closed effective 1st December 2020 until 28th February 2021...

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Breef Wins Global Film Award For Transforming Society

November 23, 2020

The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) captured top honours at the 9th annual tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in London...

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Colour it Selfless – Junkanoo Group Turns Its Annual Donation from Leno Back to Students, Putting a Tablet in Young Members’ Hands

November 18, 2020

The leading financial planning, investment, trust and corporate services firm Leno has supported Colours Junkanoo group for six straight years...

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Taskforce to tackle oil dumping
Taskforce to tackle oil dumping

November 17, 2020

A Police task force led by two senior officers has been assigned to deal with any further illegal oil dumping incidents on Grand Bahama following two recent incidents on the island.

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Oil dump at beach a 'tragedy'
Oil dump at beach a 'tragedy'

October 28, 2020

A LOCAL activist said the illegal oil dumping in the Barbary Beach area is a "tragedy" and has called for a severe penalty for those responsible...

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From Hazard to Haven: NPEP’s environmental transformation takes flight as a sanctuary for dozens of bird species

October 15, 2020

The environmental transformation at the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) has fostered a bird sanctuary at the site, with the now revitalized Park serving as a home and breeding ground to dozens of bird species...

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