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ENVIRONMENT Minister Romauld Ferreira.

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Govt to plug genetic exploitation loophole

The government yesterday moved to finally plug a loophole that has enabled foreign exploitation of The Bahamas’ biological and genetic resources without this nation earning a cent.

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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.

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UPDATED: U.S. Congress members urge PM to reconsider oil drilling agreement

SEVERAL members of the United States Congress have written to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira urging them to reconsider the oil drilling agreement with Bahamas Petroleum Company.

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Activists 'misled' by minister on oil drill

Environmental activists yesterday alleged the delayed legal challenge to oil exploration in Bahamian waters resulted after they were lulled into a false sense of security by a Cabinet minister.

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Activists voice fears over developer EIA 'loopholes'

Activists yesterday voiced "shock" that newly-tabled regulations to safeguard the Bahamian environment contain multiple "loopholes" that will allow "inappropriate development projects to slip through".

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Ministry sets guidelines for return to work

AS the country enters Phase Four of the plan to restart the economy, the Ministry of Environment and Housing has issued a statement on guidelines for returning to work. According to the statement, Minister of the Environment Romauld Ferreira issued

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Romauld Ferreira: Plastics ban ‘right thing to do’

Minister of the Environment Romauld Ferreira insisted it was “the right thing to do” for the country to tackle the dependency of plastic use amid the public push back of the single-use plastic ban.

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Bahamas 'facing impending threat' from climate change

THE Bahamas is facing an impending and existential threat due to climate change, according to the Cat Island Conservation Institute Friday.

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Liability issue blamed for long delay in Rubis gas leak report

A PERCEIVED liability issue was named as the controlling factor behind a year-long delay in the release of a report into a 2012 Rubis gasoline leak that impacted Marathon residents.

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Ferreira insists low cost homes ‘overpriced’ by nearly $60,000

ENVIRONMENT Minister Romauld Ferreira has again hit out at housing developer Arawak Homes, asserting during his budget communication the company had “overpriced” homes in the Ardastra Gardens Subdivision by as much as $60,000.

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We will have local workers, says Ferreira

ENVIRONMENT Minister Romauld Ferreira says he is “confident” Bahamian labourers and managers will eventually be brought in to assist in the running of the New Providence Sanitary Landfill.

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I'm going to take govt to court – Priton chief

THE company at the centre of a heated parliamentary row last week is suing the government for non-payment.

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‘No deal breaker’ over landfill deal

The Government expects to close the New Providence landfill’s outsourcing “imminently”, a Cabinet minister revealed last night, adding: “There’s no deal breaker.”

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landfill agreement with bidder '85% complete'

ENVIRONMENT Minister Romauld Ferreira said the New Providence Sanitary Landfill’s investment and management contract between the government and the selected bidder is 80 to 85 percent completed.


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