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BEDC Launches 2015 Future Agro Challenge

BEDC Launches 2015 Future Agro Challenge

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] is extending a clarion call for Bermuda’s innovative entrepreneurs to submit ideas for the Future Agro Challenge 2015. “The Future Agro Challenge [FAC], founded and run by Industry Disruptors – Game Changers, is the Global Championship in Agro Innovation for a healthier tomorrow,”... Read more of this article

Public Works To Undertake Vegetation Clearing

Public Works To Undertake Vegetation Clearing

As we enter the peak of hurricane season, the Ministry of Public Works said they would like to remind the public that owners of property next to a road are responsible for trimming back overhanging trees and hedges on their properties to stop vegetation from projecting into the road or sidewalk. “Clearing roadside vegetation next to roads helps... Read more of this article

Sea Turtle Nest Found On Beach, 15 Hatchlings

Sea Turtle Nest Found On Beach, 15 Hatchlings

The beach at Alexandra Battery in St. George’s is currently closed to public use as a turtle nest was discovered yesterday on the beach, and 15 hatchlings have been found. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks wishes to inform the public that the beach at Alexandra Battery, located in St. George’s, is currently closed to public... Read more of this article

Debris Thrown In Ocean Harming Sea Turtles

Debris Thrown In Ocean Harming Sea Turtles

[Written by Don Burgess] Residents are being urged not to throw debris into the ocean after another sea turtle was found dead recently. Two swimmers near the channel off of Dockyard recently found a turtle floating dead in the water. The animal had become entangled in fishing line and strangled to death. At the end of June, four boys—Kaiser Dill,... Read more of this article

9-Year-Old Donates $275 To KBB After Cleanup

9-Year-Old Donates $275 To KBB After Cleanup

Keep Bermuda Beautiful today [Aug 11] received a $275 donation from 9 year old Rachael Betschart who raised money for KBB over the Cup Match holiday by collecting almost 250 bottles from the waters. Her mother D’Arcey Betschart said, “Our friend Alan Marquardt challenged Rachael with collecting bottles while we were on the boat one weekend, to... Read more of this article

‘If Littering Was An Illness, We’d Have Epidemic’

‘If Littering Was An Illness, We’d Have Epidemic’

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Let’s face it, we’ve all seen it. An arm appears out of the window of the car in front and suddenly a plastic bag, or bottle, is sent reeling into the air. We’ve all taken a walk and seen the trash that builds up under the bushes – if you haven’t, I seriously suggest you do, it might change some habits... Read more of this article

Brown Pelican Enjoying Bermuda’s Hospitality

Brown Pelican Enjoying Bermuda’s Hospitality

A Brown Pelican — a rare visitor to Bermuda — has been spotted around the island for the past few weeks, having been seen in locations ranging from the west to the east, and even stopping by the Non-Mariners event to enjoy him/herself. The bird was most recently spotted in Coot Pond, St. Georges, where it has apparently been making itself... Read more of this article

Bermuda National Trust Appoints Alma Dismont

Bermuda National Trust Appoints Alma Dismont

The Bermuda National Trust announced that Ms Alma Dismont [pictured] has been selected by the Council of the Trust to serve as the Chairperson of the Advocates for the Environment committee that is charged with reviewing and responding to planning applications and practices that have significant impact on our natural environment and wellbeing; formulating... Read more of this article

Investigation Into Possible Spearfishing Incident

Investigation Into Possible Spearfishing Incident

A sighting of three people on a boat with spears in an area where spearfishing is not permitted has resulted in an investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection. A Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesperson said, “On August 9, a member of the public called reporting having sighted a boat with three persons on board in wetsuits putting... Read more of this article

BEST To Pursue Resolution Through The Courts

BEST To Pursue Resolution Through The Courts

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they have “decided to pursue resolution of the South Basin landfill and related issues through the Courts.” BEST appealed the decision by the Development Applications Board to grant final approval for landfill in Dockyard, saying over 368,000 cubic meters of fill will be required... Read more of this article

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