Photos/Video: BEST’s Southlands Showcase

October 27, 2013

Showcasing the Southlands area was the aim of Saturday’s [Oct 26] Open House hosted by the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST].

“The Bermuda public saved Southlands from development and now BEST is inviting the public to join us in celebrating Southlands,” a spokesperson said.

Stuart Hayward and Susan Armstrong from BEST:

From 12 noon through 4.00pm an open house was held on the property featuring sign-guided tours designed by Dr David Wingate, display tables for various local NGOs, with “Celebrating Southlands” t-shirts on sale to mark the occasion.

Fire performance on Southlands beach:

At 4pm the action was scheduled to moved to Southlands Beach with a bonfire and live entertainment by Valerie Sherwood, Michael Keats, Mike Davis, Peter Haynes, the Bermuda School of Music and juggler Ryan Flood.

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  1. Kathy says:

    Such a beautiful success story and now a part of our history. To think they were going to bulldoze and develop this pristine land is sickening! Well done all who participated!

  2. Rick Olson says:

    Sell that beautiful property to a major developer/hotel to ceate jobs so we can move forward and you the cash to help the poor.

    • Joonya says:

      why? we have the old sonesta and club med properties just sitting around…

    • frank says:

      you are so right before those 3 men wanted to develop southlands most people did not even know where it was
      that hotel would have been open by now, that’s the problem
      every time some one wants to develop somewhere up comes best and mr grey beard.
      at this rate we will never get any new hotels

    • John E. Thorne says:

      Is that all you think about, the almighty dollar?
      Sad very sad!

    • Come Correct says:

      If you had seen the historical value and natural architecture of this property you would know why it should never be destroyed by development. The idea for the hotel there before would have done just that. As joonya said we have other properties for hotel development so why destroy one of the last remaining open green spaces left on our tiny island?

    • Sara says:

      You are stupid. Tourism is dead and until we lower our prices or give better value for money, it will stay that way. No reason to destroy this land for a dead industry especially since their are MANY other sites that are ready for development.

  3. Shawn S says:

    Great work BEST, keep up the good work very nice to see people working together and for a good cause.

    Good to see people trying to save Green Land in Bermuda ‘Which we have little of and need to preserve’.

    Great Work Team.

  4. CommonSensenBda says:

    To Mr. Stuart Hayward, the B.E.S.T. personnel, the volunteers and the Southlands Community Group, HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY, BERMUDA, HOORAY!!!!

  5. Sara says:

    Good job BEST. Some day when the old and greedy are gone and the children are grown, they will greatly appreciate this.

  6. watching says:

    WOW looks like an amazing turnout…

  7. Lawn mower man says:

    Well done to all!

  8. Kindley says:

    Good job BEST….and Sara, you hit the nail on the head…in both posts.

  9. Stuart Hayward says:

    Thanks for the appreciative comments. And a huge THANKS for everyone who helped make this possible.