UNDERWATER PANDEMIC: Fast-spreading coral disease poses serious threat to Bahamas’ vital reefs

Darville: This silent invader is contagious as the coronavirus and as deadly as Ebola for corals NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Waterkeepers Bahamas President Joseph Darville has warned that a fast-moving underwater disease is currently sweeping throughout The Bahamas, decimating coral reefs and destroying fish habitats at an alarming rate. [pullquote] It is impossible to exaggerate the […]

‘THEY WILL PAY’: PM Davis pledges to hold large nations accountable for climate change ahead of COP26

“We are not going to leave here without having a clear understanding of what we will get for what they would have done to us” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that the government will hold larger countries accountable for the impact of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) […]

NEGATIVE IMPACTS FEARED: Environmentalists raise concern over cruise ship anchored near Egg Island

Suspected damage to corals from ship’s anchor “This kind of wanton disregard for the reefs that sustain our way of life in The Bahamas is not permitted in the waters of our neighboring countries and we cannot accept it here” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Environmentalists are raising serious concerns about reports of a cruise ship seen […]

Hundreds of gallons of oil removed from Exuma waters

Executives at Shell Oil and the Emerald Bay Marina in Exuma confirmed to Eyewitness News Wednesday, that the diesel oil spill which leaked into waters at the Emerald Bay Marina on Monday, had been completely remediated. Approximately 3,800 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from two diesel tanks into the marina, according to authorities. One of […]

Environment Minister Ferreira inspects $10m Clifton Pier oil containment construction project

By Gena Gibbs, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas — Building an oil containment tank at the Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) Headquarters is the Bahamas Government’s latest priority: On Thursday, Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira visited Clifton Pier to inspect the construction, view the plans, and speak one-on-one […]