It's not so hilarious for the rest of us! WHAT a fiasco!
Posted 25 September 2018, 1:51 p.m.
According to a 2012 Pilot's Guide, the 7,015 foot runway in Arthur's Town was in excellent condition. ODD that it was allowed to deteriorate, especially as quite a few of the Island's resorts are located in the North. Agree that one International Airport should suffice for Cat Island.
Posted 25 September 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Posted 25 September 2018, 11:20 a.m.
"I don’t understand why the PM still thinks he’s in election mode." i don't know why you think you are the prime minister. Did you say something about packing your bags? Now THAT would be a good idea!
Posted 25 September 2018, 11:17 a.m.
“The PLP pretended as if it did not exist, but we relied upon it in litigation and were successful. Until it’s put into effect, and the Government populates the Department of Physical Planning with physical and human resources, and skilled land planners and inspectors, no development in The Bahamas can lawfully occur without the required Land Use Plans mandated by Parliament.”
Wonder how this would/will affect shanty towns and is the Land Use Plan only applicable to New Providence?
Posted 24 September 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Mr. Hutton surprisingly 'forgot' to mention the proliferation of "web shops" in Abaco as a primary source of the haemorrhaging of the economy.
Posted 24 September 2018, 3:26 p.m.
is this report supposed to make us angry or make us laugh, or both????
Posted 24 September 2018, 3:19 p.m.
"Disney and other cruise holiday operators are trying to clean up their acts and make cruising a greener holiday choice. But why aren’t they being more transparent about it?"
"Those selling cruise holidays promise pristine waters, cloudless skies and sunny ports of call. Environmentally speaking, however, ocean travel can be a dicey proposition: every year, the industry consumes millions of tons of fuel and produces almost a billion tons of sewage. If insufficiently treated, exhaust and sewage from ships can fog the air and pollute the water, potentially causing a host of ugly environmental and health effects that undermine the very natural beauty that cruise ships advertise to potential travelers."....bruce watson
Posted 24 September 2018, 1:34 p.m.
"Cruise ships do pose some additional environmental risks compared with other vessels. That's because a large cruise carries thousands of passengers, each of whom produces a personal waste stream that can end up in the ocean. (For comparison, a typical freighter might be staffed by a dozen or so crewmembers.) In a recent EPA survey of boats operating in Alaska, cruise ships reported generating an average of 21,000 gallons of sewage a day. Those ships also produced a daily average of 170,000 gallons of graywater—the stuff that drains from sinks, showers, and laundry machines. Graywater can contain detergents, oil, grease, and food waste as well as oxygen-depleting nutrients and various pathogens."
"A complicated patchwork of federal, state, and international laws governs what cruise ships can discharge and where. Sewage, for example, needs to be treated if it's going to be flushed out within three miles of U.S. coastlines, though beyond that, it can be dumped in its raw state."
what we going to do with all that?
Posted 24 September 2018, 1:25 p.m.
Bogart, before the authorities implement any of your suggestions they would have to actually CARE. If any of them do actually care, getting them to ACT is another story.
If not under-pass, how about enclosed OVER-passes at strategic locations?
Posted 24 September 2018, 10:40 a.m.
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