MOE collects $15,000 in environmental fines

Ferreira pledges to clamp down on lawbreakers in NP, Family Islands NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following the Ministry of Environment’s re-establishment of the Environmental court, the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) has collected nearly $15,000 dollars in environmental fines. Minister of Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreira made the revelation during his recent contribution to the […]

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Govt. pursuing 2030 renewal energy target

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Environment is working aggressively to implement the government’s policy of generating 30 percent of the country’s power from renewable energy by 2030, according to Minister of the Environment and Housing, Romauld Ferreira. “We at the Ministry of Environment and Housing are committed to working with BPL and implementing the […]

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Taxicab union president: More than 40 drivers who lease plates out of work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Some 40 taxicab drivers who lease taxi plates are presently unemployed, as a result of new regulations imposed on cab drivers, according to president of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union Wesley Ferguson. Ferguson told Eyewitness News on Wednesday that the 40 drivers are suffering financially as they are unable to work. “These […]

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Ferreira: Bahamas to join more than 40 countries that has banned plastic bags

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Environment and Housing, Romauld Ferreira, during his contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget debate on Tuesday night, said the Bahamas is expected to join more than 40 countries that have introduced a ban on plastic bags. The government’s proposed ban on plastic bags is set to take effect in January 2020. […]

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Alleged squatters demand a monetary commitment from Pinewood MP

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Pinewood Gardens resident, who has alleged that he and others have founded a start-up garden for the community, on Tuesday called on the member of parliament for Pinewood, Rueben Rahming, to honor his commitment in the sum of $25,000 towards the garden’s growth. Rahming, however, has denied making such a commitment. […]

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BHEA clarifies 15 percent gratuity concerns of hotel union

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Hotel and Restaurant Employers’ Association (BHEA) on Wednesday refuted claims made by The Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU), that a new industrial agreement would remove the 15 percent gratuity that some hotel employees now enjoy. Russell Miller, President of the BHEA, said the claim was a deliberate […]

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BAHFSA committed to ensuring that all foods are safe

World Food Safety Day ceremony set for today NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Christopher Warrick, the Executive Director of the Bahamas Agricultural Health & Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA), expressed on Tuesday that the authority is committed to ensuring that all foods in the Bahamas are safe for consumption. “BAHFSA is committed to strengthening its regulatory, scientific and […]

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SAC parents express mixed views about alleged beating incident

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Many parents of students enrolled at St. Augustine’s College (SAC) on Friday expressed mixed views of an alleged disciplinary incident involving a student and an administrator at the school. And while some parents offered their support, others expressed that the administrator may have went too far. Last week, a disgruntled parent posted […]

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