Entries by Rashema Ingraham

Bimini Blue Coalition Teams Up with Save The Bays in the Struggle to Protect Waters, Create ‘Sensible, Sustainable Tourism’

Save The Bays — the fast-growing organisation that is moving toward what appears to be a national environmental alliance — announced today it has gained yet another partner in its fight to protect the marine environment of The Bahamas. The Bimini Blue Coalition, formed in January 2013 to  lead the fight for the protection of […]

Environmental Education Group EARTHCARE Brings 25 Years of Environmental Activism to Save The Bays

The rapidly-growing environmental movement, Save The Bays, gained more momentum today when a local group with 400 members and a history of grass roots activism joined the campaign. “We are delighted to announce that yet another NGO, EARTHCARE, has joined Save The Bays,” said Fred Smith, QC, a director of Save The Bays. “When we […]

Green group seeks impact study for Blackbeard’s Cay

The Tribune Accusing the Bahamas government of allowing Blackbeard’s Cay to overlook important legal and regulatory requirements, environmental group reEarth called on the developers to produce the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment. The group called for an immediate halt to the development and the enactment of the Freedom of Information Act to bring transparency to it […]

Conchservation Campaign Launches Awareness Initiative

The Eleutheran By Ashley Akerberg Earth Day Celebrations were marked by the launch of The Bahamas National Conchservation Campaign whose ultimate goal is a sustainable queen conch (Strombus gigas) fishery in The Bahamas. The Bahamas National Trust, with support of conservation partners One Eleuthera, the Cape Eleuthera Institute, Community Conch, Friends of the Environment and […]

Save The Bays Lauds Nature Conservancy’s Coral Reef Farming Program, Renews Support

A program aimed at replenishing coral reefs by undersea farming and forestry won plaudits this week from the national environmental movement Save The Bays which renewed its pledge to support its creator, The Nature Conservancy. “Cooperative community partnerships are key to bringing attention, awareness and progress to the environmental protection and preservation movement,” said Lindsey […]

Top lawyer argues that Blackbeard’s Cay development was granted approvals in contravention of key legislation

Smith: laws being disregarded at the whim of ministers Top lawyer argues that Blackbeard’s Cay development was granted approvals in contravention of key legislation Presenting the case for judicial review of the Blackbeard’s Cay development, Smith said the evidence pointed to a “tsunami of disregard” for due process and the rule of law as civil […]

Antiquities Chief Says Carleton is ‘Significant Heritage Site’ on Abaco

Originally published on Bahama Pundit By: Larry Smith TREASURE CAY, Abaco — During a visit to the site of Abaco’s first loyalist settlement last week, Antiquities Corporation chief Dr Keith Tinker and senior archaeologist Dr Michael Pateman retrieved cultural remains for analysis and talked about organising an archaeological survey this summer. I wrote a column […]