December 22, 2020
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ACTIVIST QUESTIONS IMPACT OF RCI DEAL: Darville says PI is back to being ‘hog’ island with profits put first
FOLLOWING the approval of Royal Caribbean International’s $110m beach club project on Paradise Island, a local activist has questioned the environmental impacts the development will have.
Darville on RCI PI deal, fears there will be ‘nothing left’ for Bahamians
A LOCAL environmental activist is in fear of the country’s land being sold piece by piece to foreign companies, adding that something must be left for future generations.
Environmental activist 'exceedingly happy' over action against oil spill company
A LOCAL environmental activist is “exceedingly happy” that action is being taken against the company responsible for last summer’s Exuma oil spill, adding it has been long overdue.
‘Enormous amounts’ of oil still at Equinor site
AN appeal is being made to the government to be vigilant concerning the oil spill clean-up at the Equinor South Riding Point plant in East Grand Bahama.
‘Don’t punish many for the few’ on Dorian tax breaks
An activist is urging the Government to “not punish thousands of people because of a handful” of tax dodgers who have abused the Hurricane Dorian tax breaks meant to aid Abaco and Grand Bahama’s recovery.
Darville ‘horrified’ at damage to pristine waters
ENVIRONMENTALIST Joseph Darville says he was “horrified” that the “pristine” island of Exuma was marred by 30,000 gallons of oil spilled into its waters.
‘Mangrove replant delay is madness’
AN outspoken environmentalist is furious over the protracted delay by a government agency to approve a licence to replant mangroves as part of a major restoration project on Grand Bahama.
Activist raises concerns about Equinor site area
ACTIVIST Joseph Darville has called for more vigilance concerning the rehabilitation of the area affected by the Equinor oil spill in East Grand Bahama.
‘We need to know more about sinking of tanker’
ACTIVIST Joe Darville has called for more information from authorities about the potential environmental impact a sunken gas tanker will have on the seabed.
‘Nowhere to go’ on climate woe
A leading environmentalist yesterday urged The Bahamas to confront the impact of climate change head on, adding that it needs to address the potential impact “sooner rather than later”.
Cruise line’s PI crown land bid ‘not to our benefit’
Environmental activists yesterday challenged the government on whether it is breaching its obligation to use crown land in the Bahamian people’s best interests with the Paradise Island lease to Royal Caribbean.
Equinor site ‘far from being cleaned up’
A Grand Bahama environmentalist is strongly refuting a recent update by Equinor of the oil spill clean-up in the affected pine forest in East Grand Bahama, saying that “it is far from being cleaned up.”
Oil opponents: BPC’s $200,000 demand will knock out legal action
Oil exploration opponents yesterday admitted they will have to halt their challenge to Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) drilling approvals if it succeeds with its $200,000 “security for costs” demand.
Activists seeking to add Town Planning to oil drilling battle
Oil exploration opponents yesterday sought the Supreme Court's approval to add the Town Planning Committee as a "fourth respondent" in their challenge to Bahamas Petroleum Company's (BPC) drilling.
Sad day for the country, say activists
ACTIVISTS have described Bahamas Petroleum Company’s exploratory oil drilling as a “travesty” and a “sad day” in the country.
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