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January 23, 2019
The rising cost of living on Grand Bahama

Dear Editor, Grand Bahamians are bracing themselves for an increase in their water and garbage collection bills. Prominent advocacy group Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCC) is adamantly opposed to the increases, especially given the fact that Grand Bahama has been undergoing a severe recession for [...]
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October 05, 2013
FNM MPs: New Providence is filthy

Several Free National Movement (FNM) MPs have hit out at the government over the deteriorating state of New Providence, with one member calling it an "embarrassment" and another describing it as "filthy".
Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn lamented the unkempt sidewalks and verges around the island but particularly in his constituency, which he claims has been largely neglected for months.
"We have to ...

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November 29, 2017
GB Sanitation Services to Make Move Toward Improved Collection Process Launches Survey to Gauge Public Opinion

Known as the ‘Magic City’, Freeport has long been hailed for its planned residential communities and clean streets. This has been due largely in part to the superior standard in waste management and garbage collection set by Grand Bahama’s Sanitation Services Company...

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October 14, 2017
Selling Cape Haitian to the world as a tourist destination

Selling Cape Haitian to the world as a tourist destination as it stands today is a difficult proposition. First of all should I take credit for the visible signs of improvements in garbage collection since my series of op-ed articles in the international media called [...]
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July 20, 2017
Centreville residents express concerns during town hall meeting

Centreville constituents expressed concerns about the state of the economy and a possible credit rating downgrade during a recent town hall meeting hosted by Member of Parliament for Centreville Reece Chipman.
The more than 200 people who attended the town hall meeting were very much interested in understanding how they can better control their finances.
Chipman said that for his constituents, who...

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July 14, 2017
Solid waste management in The Bahamas has some history: Let's learn and apply the right lessons

The recent fires that plagued the Harrold Road landfill in early March of this year were a turning point for many residents on New Providence Island who suffered the shutdown of schools and public facilities, and in some cases, evacuation from their homes. Based on an assessment by a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) team, the closest residents to the landfill site at Jubilee and Victoria Ga...

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June 30, 2017
Applying lessons to solid waste management in The Bahamas

The recent fires that plagued the New Providence Landfill in early March of this year were a turning point for many residents on New Providence who suffered the shutdown of schools and public facilities, and who, in some cases, were forced to evacuate their homes.
Based on an assessment by a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) team, the closest residents to the landfill site at Jubilee and Vic...

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July 28, 2017
Govt eying service fee for trash pickups

The government is looking to introduce service fees for garbage collection on New Providence, according to Minister of State for Finance Peter Turnquest.
"Garbage continues to be free for private residences, yet we have a crisis at the landfill and Nassau is generally unclean," said Turnquest during a meeting of the Rotary Club of West Nassau at Poop Deck at Sandyport.
"These are services that are...

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March 21, 2016
Keeping The Bahamas Clean for a Cause

Over the first quarter of this year, the Bahamas Waste team has worked hard to live up the motto on their latest truck ‘Service Above Self’ which honours Rotary in The Bahamas.

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March 14, 2017
Miller: Privatize landfill and stop politicizing it

One week after a massive blaze at the New Providence Landfill prompted an evacuation of the Jubilee Gardens community, officials have yet to give an all-clear for residents to return home. Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller asserted that both the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the Free National Movement (FNM) have failed the Bahamian people and insisted that the landfill be privatized.
"It bothers m...

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