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Bahamas: St John's College unveils new solar energy system
22 June 2016 - St. John's College unveiled its new solar energy system last week, making it the first Anglican school in The Bahamas to introduce sustainable energy. ''By installing solar energy, we have reduced our contribution to climate change with the added benefit of significantly reducing the school's electricity bill,' said Kevin Ryan, Chairman. (more)

Bahamas: Praise for creation of youth environment group
17 June 2016 - A leading environmentalist has praised Kenred Dorsett after his ministry's announcement this week of the launch a Youth Environmental Corps training up to 1,200 young people for jobs in the blue and green economies in the Bahamas. Among the key projects mentioned by Mr Dorsett is the proposed new Lake Killarney National Park and the National Hero's Garden. If the Lake Killarney park is approved, it will include nearly 20 acres of walking trails and boardwalks. (more)

Bahamas: Donovan offers world's most exclusive songwriting course
6 April 2014 - It's the world's most exclusive songwriting course, hosted by the singer whose mellow vibes provided the soundtrack to the flower-power era. Donovan is looking for seven aspiring musicians to take to a secluded Bahamian island, where he will teach them the tricks of his trade. The Scottish singer, who enjoyed transatlantic hits in the 1960s with 'Mellow Yellow' and 'Hurdy Gurdy Man', will reveal the composition secrets he once shared with former students, The Beatles, during the week-long retreat. (more)

Ocean Thermal Energy will get Bahamas debut
9 October 2011 - Ocean Thermal Energy and Bahamas Electricity have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop two ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plants in the Bahamas. Upon completion, the two plants will be the world's first commercially viable ocean-thermal plants that produce electricity and potable water, while also providing a site for commercial sustainable food production, Ocean Thermal said. (more)

Bahamas bans commercial shark fishing
5 July 2011 - The Bahamas has banned commercial fishing of sharks, awarding protection to the more than 40 species circling the island chain. (more)

Bahamas government bans commercial shark fishing
5 July 2011 - The Bahamas has banned commercial fishing of sharks, awarding protection to the more than 40 species circling the island chain that touts itself as the shark diving capital of the world. Activists cheered the new law. They had demanded more protection for sharks after a local seafood company announced last year that it planned to export shark meat and fins to Hong Kong. The Bahamas attracts $78 million a year in shark-related tourism. (more)

Survey: Bahamas visitor satisfaction at all time high
9 June 2011 - Arrivals to The Islands Of The Bahamas in 2010 soared past five million visitors -- only the second time the islands-nation has achieved this milestone -- and now exit surveys conducted by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation reveal that visitors would recommend the destination to family and friends based on overall guest experience on Nassau and Paradise Island to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, and others. (more)

Bahamas and South Africa strengthen ties
9 April 2011 - The Bahamas and the Republic of South Africa are seeking to forge stronger ties in the areas of trade, tourism, investment, health, and education. These areas were discussed during the First Arrival and Courtesy Calls of Her Excellency Mathu Joyini, Non-Resident High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, 5 - 8 April. (more)

Indigenous products featured at Bahamas' new Straw Market
9 April 2011 - Construction on the new $11.2 million straw market, which features indigenous products crafted throughout the islands of the Bahamas, is progressing on schedule and should be ready for occupancy in late August. (more)

Bahamas economy showing signs of recovery - Prime Minister
2 December 2010 - Bahamas' economy, battered by the global economic crisis over the last two and a half years, is showing signs of recovery with revivals in tourism and foreign investment, the islands' Prime Minister said on Thursday. The Prime Minister said he was encouraged by ongoing infrastructure and construction projects, both private and public, as well as proposed foreign investment deals. (more)

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