The Bahamas is a nation of islands, with 700 islands and about 2,000 cays of low islands and reefs of sand or coral. The Bahamas’ environment is facing a number of critical threats including overfishing, unregulated development, and pollution. There are few environmental regulations and little enforcement of existing laws in The Bahamas due to the size of the nation and the limited resources of law enforcement.
Rashema T. Ingraham serves as the Executive Director of Waterkeepers Bahamas where she focuses on education and citizen action for clean water use, making frequent presentations to schools, church and youth groups. Rashema is a certified paralegal who has 5 years of legal experience, working closely on environmental litigation matters. She has a Bachelor’s Degree for the College of The Bahamas (now University of The Bahamas). It was her late grandfather who opened her eyes to the waterworld, taking her into his self-made canoes when she was much younger to catch fish and conch for the night’s enjoyment. She finds peace and tranquility in or near the water, so she spends most of her weekends at the beach with her two children.
P.O. Box F-41008
Freeport, Grand Bahama, New Providence 41008