‘Voice of the Bays’ Radio Show Launches On Love 97
A new radio show will be take on uncharted territory for call-in talk shows this week when Love 97 launches ‘Voice of the Bays: The Environment Speaks’ Monday March 17 at 5pm with three hosts who plan to touch on everything from the undersea world to responsible development.
The show features the familiar voices of environmentalists Joseph Darville, Save The Bays Director of Education; Gail Woon, founder of EARTHCARE Bahamas; and Nikie Severe, Youth Environmental Ambassadors. Its airing, said Darville, is made possible through a grant from Save The Bays, the people’s environmental movement sweeping the nation, while other sponsors will come on board as the show gains popularity, he believes.
Well-known human rights and environmental advocate, Darville said, “This is a great opportunity and we are very appreciative to both Save The Bays and Jones Communications for recognizing the need to bring greater awareness to the critical issues about the environment.”
“We will open up for discussion a wide range of issues – the urgent need for an Environmental Protection Act as well as a Freedom of Information Act. We will discuss sustainable development with critical sensitivity to the preservation of our pristine marine and costal environments, the necessity to teach present and future generations their personal role in understanding and protecting the unique and amazingly beautiful God-gifted archipelagic nation of ours.
“Its stewardship is a sacred responsibility as we are borrowing this heritage patrimony from our children, grandchildren and all generations to come after us.”
Call-in numbers for ‘The Environment Speaks’ are 326-8255 in Nassau and 351-6175 in Freeport. The show also streams live online.
Save The Bays has also launched its school-based programme on Saturdays in Grand Bahama, providing students with hands-on experiences.
A Save The Bays petition calling for a Freedom of Information Act, an Environmental Protection Act and an end to unregulated development has garnered nearly 6,000 signatures. It is available at www.savethebays.bs.
Diane Phillips and Associatesenvironment, radio