The Bahamas Environment, Science & Technology Commission also known
as the BEST Commission was established in 1994. The BEST Comission
manages the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements
and reviews environmental impact assessments and environmental management
plans for development projects within The Bahamas.
The BEST Commission is located near downtown Nassau, on the second
floor of the Manx Corporate Centre (Dockendale House), West Bay
Street. Here a team of environmental officers coordinates the review
of commercial, industrial, and residential development projects
under consideration by the Government of The Bahamas, as well as evaluates research permit applications for scientific investigations involving or affecting natural resources within The Bahamas.
In addition, the team reviews the environmental aspects of various
government infrastructure projects and responds to queries regarding
the environment and environmental planning and protection.