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Housing and Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira.

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Govt doubles number of lots for homeowners

THE government has increased the number of serviced lots to be offered to prospective homeowners.This comes in response to the initiative being “fully subscribed”, according to Housing and Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira who said officials have

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Landmark day in dump’s future

PROVIDENCE Advisors/Waste Resources Development Group Consortium is the government’s selected bidder for the investment and management of the New Providence Sanitary Landfill and the group estimates the total project will cost around $130m to complete.

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‘Build your own home’ - only nine qualified

THE Department of Housing has received about 60 applications for its serviced lot initiative but only nine have qualified, Housing and Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira said yesterday.

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Aragonite real value just $2.5m

CABINET is close to reaching a conclusion that could increase the country’s aragonite mining revenue, Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira said.

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Still no word on date to reveal landfill manager

THE Office of the Attorney General is still evaluating matters relating to the government’s selection of a New Providence Landfill manager, according to Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira.An announcement of the new manager was expected as early as

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'Get finances in order' to afford low-cost land lots

MANY Bahamians are unable to qualify for the government’s low-cost housing lots despite efforts to offer them at less than $30,000, Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira said yesterday.In view of this, the minister urged Bahamians to put

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New manager chosen for landfill site

A NEW management firm for the New Providence Landfill has been selected, Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira announced yesterday.

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Ferreira: Other islands have similar environmental hazards to Grand Bahama

ALTHOUGH Grand Bahama has the unique distinction of being “the industrial capital of the Bahamas” which have caused significant pollution problems, Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira said there are other islands which have similar or more environmental hazards.

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Plastic bag ban takes first step

ENVIRONMENT and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira received the green light from Cabinet to put his plan to ban plastic bags in the Bahamas by 2020 into action.

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Seven companies in running for proposals to run landfill

ENVIRONMENT and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira yesterday announced that his office has issued requests for proposals to seven companies for the remediation and management of the New Providence landfill.Speaking at a press conference at the Minist

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Ferreira fends off questions about gazette error

ENVIRONMENT Minister Romauld Ferreira spoke yesterday about the controversy surrounding a gazetted document the Minnis administration says wrongly transferred functions from him to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, although he mostly avoided giving direct answers to reporters’ questions.

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Cabinet office 'should handle' probe into error in Ferreira document

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday that Cabinet Office has “carriage” over determining how some functions were wrongly transferred from Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis in an official document gazet

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Fake news, PM? Well, not quite

A DOCUMENT about the transfer of portfolio responsibilities of Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira, pictured, that was dismissed as “fake news” over the weekend by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is legitimate and was gazetted on August 22.

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Ferreira’s fine - has no loss of role

WITH no plans to shuffle his Cabinet, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Saturday dismissed “fake news” that he has reduced the portfolio of Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira.

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Minister: Trees are our heritage and our defence

MINISTER of the Environment Romauld Ferreira addressed hundreds of students during the morning assembly at CI Gibson Senior High School on Monday to talk to them about the importance of forestry, which supports life on the planet. “Youth, like you,

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Ferreira reveals death threats

ENVIRONMENT Minister Romauld Ferreira revealed that he and his mother, who was on her deathbed, were victims of harassment and intimidation as a result of his advocacy work.


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