Save The Bays Chairman: ‘Hottest Year on Record in 120 Years, Bahamas Facing Grave Danger, Cannot Afford to Delay Action on Climate Change’

On the heels of official news that the 2016 was the hottest year on record globally since weather record-keeping began in the 1880s, (, Save The Bays Chairman Joe Darville urged the nation’s leaders to act before up to 80% of the islands of The Bahamas are swallowed or inundated by water from rising seas […]


The Supreme Court has denied Keod Smith’s application to appeal the payment of $263,500 in legal costs to Save The Bays (STB), stemming from a recusal application in which he accused a Supreme Court judge of bias. The costs were awarded to STB in December 2014 when the judge ruled that  Keod Smith was guilty […]


Peter Nygard has suffered yet another significant blow in the Supreme Court, with Justice Rhonda Bain refusing to hear his motion to lift a three-year-old injunction barring construction works at Nygard Cay. Attorneys for Save The Bays (STB) successfully argued that Nygard is a “serial contemnor” already facing multiple applications to commit him to prison […]

Save The Bays Chairman Joseph Darville holds the complaint filed with Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade February 27, 2015.

Save The Bays: Stunned at Commissioner’s Comments, Original Complaint Filed February 27, 2015, Still Awaiting Action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS JANUARY 12 – Save The Bays representatives said they were “stunned and dismayed” to hear Commissioner of Police say that no complaint had been filed by or on behalf of the organization to request an investigation into threats against members of the outspoken environmental association. The strong reaction came in response to stories […]

2017.01.12 Save the Bays Chairman, Joseph Darville

Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th year

Freeport, GRAND BAHAMA – For the fourth consecutive year, young people from Grand Bahama are trading their right to sleep late or hang with their friends for the privilege of traipsing through woods and wetlands as they are groomed to become good stewards of the environment. Thirty junior high students have been selected to take […]

Fred Smith

Press Release by Fred Smith, QC, Director and Legal Advisor to Save The Bays

Press Release by Frederick Smith, QC, Director and Legal Advisor to Save The Bays in support of Little Harbour. Tomorrow, the trial of Responsible Development For Abaco (RDA’s) challenge against The Prime Minister and 8 other Government Respondents, on behalf the unique 100% solar powered Community of Little Harbour in Abaco is set to begin […]


Organization of American States issues Ruling and decision in favor of Save The Bays

On November 4th, 2016, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at Organization of American States in Washington issued its resolution with respect to precautionary measures. The Commission decided to request that the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas adopt precautionary measures regarding the matter of reference. Read the full Ruling here. It is a […]


Group urge Dry Docking of Plans to build Cruise Port

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS URGE DRY DOCKING OF PLANS TO BUILD CRUISE PORT ON DELICATE EAST END, SUGGEST FREEPORT WHERE INFRASTRUCTURE EXISTS Two environmental organisations are calling on Carnival Cruise Lines to dry-dock plans to build a $200 million cruise port in East End, Grand Bahama, citing the area as “one of the most fragile and important ecological […]

Michael Forst

UN experts urge government to protect Environmental Rights defenders

Dear colleagues, As can be seen from the attached article, protecting environmentalists is currently a top priority for international bodies such as the United Nations. Save The Bays has reached out to the UN experts here listed concerning the threats we have faced over the past few years as a result of our attempts to […]



JOINT STATEMENT BY WATERKEEPERS BAHAMAS & SAVE THE BAYS ON CROWN LAND LEASES FOR FARMING, FISHING, FORESTRY HARVESTING                                                 Waterkeepers Bahamas and Save The Bays join those across the Bahamian spectrum this […]