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Record Number Turn out for Town Hall Meeting, Decry Bimini Environmental Damage, Urge Marine Protected Area Legislation

A crowd estimated to be the largest ever to gather for a public meeting in Bimini packed a school auditorium last week, many passionately decrying what they described as environmental devastation threatening to erode fish populations, wipe out endangered species and suffocate the island’s famous coral reefs and critical wetlands.     A few in the […]

eading environmental rights advocates l-r Fred Smith, QC, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Rashema Ingraham and Joe Darville in Utah at the 2017 global Waterkeepers Alliance Conference where the issues facing The Bahamas and attempts to resolve them stood out during the conference that drew delegates from as far away as China, Australia, Mexico, U.S., Bhutan and Senegal. Kennedy is president of Waterkeepers Alliance, an NGO with more than 270 affiliates on six continents dedicated to making the world’s waters swimmable, fishable and drinkable.

Bahamas Environment Takes Surprising Centre Stage at Global Conference

More than 300 environmental rights advocates, environmental organisations trustees, supporters and volunteers who monitor the world’s waters gathered for the 2017 Waterkeepers Alliance conference in Park City, Utah, earlier this month but it was one of the smallest countries of all that took centre stage – The Bahamas. “We were completely surprised that so much […]

Camp Eco Explorer Registration Opens, Camps Set for Ages 7-11, 12-16

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Registration opens this week for two local summer camps in Grand Bahama designed to bring youth and teens closer to — and smarter about — what exists in the natural world around them.  The week-long camps sponsored by Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas include field trips, indoor activities, team building, […]

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Town Hall Meeting on Bimini Future Set for Thursday

Dozens of Biminites are expected to turn out for a town hall meeting Thursday, June 15 to review ongoing environmental concerns and map a way forward for the future of the island in the northern Bahamas. The town hall, organized by Waterkeepers Bahamas in conjunction with environmental advocacy group Save The Bays, will feature several […]

Save The Bays Donates to 6 Schools for Environmental Programs

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THE EVOLUTION OF THE DEATH AND REBIRTH OF VOLUNTEERISM: Presentation at the American Women’s Club during the occasion of the bestowal of scholarships and other donations

Long, long time ago, back in the late sixties and early seventies, before any of young people, or even your parents, were just in the mind of the Creator, I observed with much distress, the dying of volunteerism in our beloved Bahama-land. It moved me so significantly, that I, actually, established in 1978, at the […]

Save The Bays Congratulates Incoming Government, Urges Making Freedom of Information Act a Priority, Promises to Hold Their Feet to ‘da Fire

Hours after the Free National Movement swept the national elections in an historic vote, winning all but four seats in a 39-seat House of Assembly, one of the country’s most popular organisations offered congratulations and urged attention to what it called “promises Bahamians want fulfilled as top priorities.” Chief among those, said Save The Bays, […]