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 […]

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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Govt. carefully reviewing Carnival findings

The Bahamas is carefully reviewing allegations that Carnival Cruise Lines’ vessels discharged 500,000 gallons of sewage and food waste within, and around, the coastal waters in 2017, the Ministry of Transport and Local Government said yesterday. In a statement, the ministry said the government found the allegations disturbing and takes the matter seriously. According to […]

Landfill gets new managers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After being plagued by countless fires and no solution to permanently rectify the situation, many are hoping that there would be some resolve after the government officially handed over the keys of the New Providence Landfill to Providence Advisors and the Waste Resources Development Group (WRDG) on Friday, April 12. Back in […]

52-year-old dolphin gives birth to “Baby Duchess” at Blue Lagoon Island

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Full of life, energetic, and healthy, baby Duchess, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin was born on Blue Lagoon Island just a few months ago to her 52-year-old mother, Princess. According to Blue Lagoon Island public relations manager, Jessica Robertson, princess is one of the oldest known dolphins under human care worldwide. After months of […]

BCCEC welcomes BPL’s no summer load shedding announcement

Moxey says fuel surcharge should remain around 19 cents per kWh NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey’s announcement that there are no anticipated load shedding exercises scheduled for this summer is welcomed and “refreshing news”, according to the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Confederation’s Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey […]

Environmentalists concerned about terms of Lighthouse Point HOA

Says HOA reveals project is larger and potentially more damaging than previously described   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Environmental groups BREEF, reEarth, Save the Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas expressed on Thursday that they are deeply concerned with the terms of the Heads of Agreement (HOA) tabled in Parliament last week for the proposed cruise port and […]

GB electrician says license was used without his knowledge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Michael Neymour Sr., the man reportedly at the heart of a police investigation involving the alleged theft of electricity at Grand Bahama Power through the use of energy-saving devices, on Tuesday sought to defend his reputation after serving as an electrician in the Grand Bahama community for more than 40 years. In […]

Environmentalists: Disney HOA reveals worst fears

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Several environmentalists yesterday characterized the heads of agreement for Disney’s $250 million project in Eleuthera, which was made public yesterday, as a realization of “our worst environmental, economic and societal fears”. In a joint statement, reEarth, Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF), Save The Bays, and Waterkeepers Bahamas said the agreement represents […]

Govt., Oban heads still locked in dialogue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government and Oban heads are making significant progress in their negotiations concerning the proposed construction of a multi-billion dollar oil refinery and storage facility proposed for East Grand Bahama, according to Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes. Foulkes chairs the Cabinet sub-committee and technical advisory group charged with examining the Oban deal. […]

AG: Order in the shanty town case amended

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel revealed on Monday that the Order in the shanty town case has been amended. “The order in the shanty town case was amended to prevent any building anywhere in the Bahamas that is not according to code,” Bethel said. “The shanty town case itself has not been sat […]

U.S. Human Rights report points to prison, immigration deficiencies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The United States has highlighted a series of shortcomings in The Bahamas’ immigration and detention process as well as its legal framework, and said while there have been efforts to improve procedure as it relates to migrants, gaps remain as it relates to the treatment, conditions and imprisonment of people in this […]

WSC signs $18 million contract for pumping stations, treatment plants

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has signed an $18 million dollar contract with Island Site Development (ISD), to rehabilitate and construct pumping stations and several wastewater treatment plants in the capital. The contract is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The announcement came Tuesday in a press statement issued […]