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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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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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March 08, 2017
State of neglect

The image of Prime Minister Perry Christie standing with his hands in his pockets gazing at a raging fire that had spread from the city dump on Sunday and was threatening nearby homes served as a tragic allegory of the past five years of his administration.
He looked helpless and flat out of ideas.
There was no shortage of politicians on the scene at Jubilee Gardens as residents frantically tried ...

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March 07, 2017
Uncertainty over when residents should return home for good

Officials were unable to say yesterday when residents displaced by a fire emanating from the New Providence Landfill will be given the green light to return to their homes.
Several residents yesterday returned to find charred backyards and smoke filled houses.
During a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister to provide an update on the fire and efforts to extinguish it, Minister for t...

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March 07, 2017
Minnis: Both govts at fault for fire

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday both the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the FNM are partly responsible for the massive fire at the New Providence Landfill that began on Sunday afternoon and recurring fires and issues at the landfill, as he explained what an FNM government would do to address the issue.
Minnis, who spoke to reporters at the entrance of Jubi...

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February 15, 2017
The answers that never came

The House of Assembly has finally passed a Freedom of Information Bill.
We commend Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald and the Christie administration for finally bringing the long-promised bill to Parliament.
The passing of the bill may represent a new era of transparency and accountability in governance, but it will take some time before we know if that is indeed the case.
Passing legislation d...

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December 12, 2016
Bahamas Waste makes donation to All Saints Camp

In the spirit of Christmas and spreading the holiday cheer, the management and staff of Bahamas Waste made a donation of non-perishable food items to the All Saints Camp in recognition of World Aids Day.
The All Saints Camp, located off Carmichael Road, is a refuge for men, women and children diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, and currently has 60 residents.
Ernestine Lloyd, human resources manager at Baham...

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Bahamas Waste makes donation to All Saints Camp!
December 08, 2016
Bahamas Waste makes donation to All Saints Camp!

In the spirit of Christmas and spreading the holiday cheer, the management and staff of Bahamas Waste made a sizeable donation of non-perishable food items to the All Saints Camp for World Aids day....

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November 15, 2016
Decency and following the law

Hurricane Matthew caused damage to homes across New Providence. Those who live on the southern coast took the hardest hit, as storm surge accompanied the 140-mile-per-hour winds.

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Communication by the Prime Minister on the Impact of Hurricane Matthew
October 20, 2016
Communication by the Prime Minister on the Impact of Hurricane Matthew

I rise to report to The House on the impact of ‟Hurricane Matthew‟, the 13th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Fortunately, the majority of our Family Islands sustained no major damage. This was a relief, particularly for those islands which were impacted last year by Hurricane Joaquin...

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