June 14, 2019
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard.
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Ministry happy with coral farm progress post-Dorian
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard toured Coral Vita’s land-based coral farm in Grand Bahama on Friday as his ministry moves to begin its Coral Restoration/Climate Action Project.
INSIGHT: So Minister, the PM doesn’t want drilling - what’s your personal view?
Despite cries from environmentalists Bahamas Petroleum Company has pressed ahead with its oil excavation in Bahamian waters, confident its operations are covered by an iron-clad agreement which now leaves the Government and people of The Bahamas with no say.
Pintard refutes claims of no fisheries action
The minister for agriculture and marine resources calls a Spanish Wells fisherman’s complaints about lack of consultation with the industry “patently untrue”.
Pintard: We will be cautious after employee tests positive
AGRICULTURE Minister Michael Pintard said officials will err on the side of caution after a Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
‘Don’t let conch go to waste’
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources MP Michael Pintard wants conch vendors to be allowed to operate curbside services.
Govt eyes SPV for agriculture funding
The government is eyeing the creation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that will raise and channel financing towards agriculture, a Cabinet minister said yesterday. Michael Pintard, minister for agriculture and marine resources, told Tribune Busin
Pintard: We're aware of fishermen's concerns
Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture Michael Pintard says the government is aware of the concerns of local fishermen in Grand Bahama regarding the reopening of fish markets to sell to the public and is seeking to address the issue. However,
Pintard: Purchasers don't foresee scarcity of food in short term
AGRICULTURE Minister Michael Pintard told the Prime Minister that there was no anticipation of a scarcity of food in the short term despite reported fears in the US of a meat shortage – although he did urge Bahamians to look for more locally produced goods.
Pintard: Food supplies are adequate in short-term
AGRICULTURE and Fisheries Minister Michael Pintard said The Bahamas must closely monitor its food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis as major agricultural producers around the world are considering reducing their exports or locking down.
Pintard: Beware scam artists using my name
A FRAUDULENT Instagram account claiming to belong to Marco City MP Michael Pintard has secured the personal information, including bank details, of some unsuspecting residents, Mr Pintard said yesterday.He said he told police about the problem two we
Andros eviction threat for 1,800
RESIDENTS living in structures illegally erected on government land in North Andros have been issued eviction notices, a move that could possibly displace an estimated 1,800 people.
Pintard: We need greater urgency
MARCO City MP Michael Pintard joined his Free National Movement colleagues in praising Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis during Wednesday’s confidence motion debate in the House of Assembly but differed from them in expressing notes of caution to his t
Dorian cause huge water damage in Marco City
MORE than 2,500 homes in the Marco City constituency sustained water damage as a result of flooding during Hurricane Dorian, according to area MP Michael Pintard. He has organised the Marco City Coalition which is assisting families with restoration
Pintard 'puts aid before politics' for restoration
MARCO City MP Michael Pintard has pledged to assist all his constituents in the restoration of their homes regardless of their politics.While in Grand Bahama on Thursday, Mr Pintard hosted senior citizens of his constituency to a Thanksgiving luncheo
Boats used by poachers to be given to local fishermen
BOATS seized from Dominican poachers will this week start to be distributed by the government to Bahamian fishermen affected by Hurricane Dorian. Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard told The Tribune yesterday that distributi
Dorian's $80m hit to farms, fisheries 'quite staggering'
Hurricane Dorian has inflicted “quite staggering” $80m-plus damages on the Bahamian agricultural and fisheries industries, a Cabinet minister revealed yesterday.Michael Pintard, minister of agriculture and fisheries, said the government was now deter
Poachers threat to economy
MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard expects to meet with officials in the Dominican Republic in a matter of weeks to address the serious issue of illegal poaching by Dominicans in Bahamian waters.
44 enrolled in Agriculture and Marine Resources' first diving programme
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard said 44 Bahamians are enrolled in the department’s first diving training programme.
Fishermen reject closed season
GRAND Bahama fishermen and vendors yesterday rejected arguments for a closed conch season, telling The Tribune such a move would seriously impact their livelihood.
Govt to carry out survey on views about closed conch season
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard said a national survey is being conducted among stakeholders about a closed conch season which would protect stocks. Speaking to reporters yesterday at the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Pintard
Crawfish season opens with warning on rules
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard has warned stakeholders to comply with Fisheries Regulations as crawfish season opens today. The legal size limit for a crawfish tail is five and a half inches, while the limit for whole craw
Shark feeding faces total ban
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard yesterday said he believes The Bahamas will get to the point of “completely banning chumming in Bahamian waters”.
Pintard: I won't talk private strategy with FNMs working against the party
MARCO City MP Michael Pintard has drawn a clear line in the sand over his willingness to work with detractors, telling parliamentarians on Wednesday he won’t talk private strategy with a parliamentarian who was not committed to his party’s mission.
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