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Solar Panel Rebate Programme Ends This Month

Solar Panel Rebate Programme Ends This Month

The Department of Energy’s Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Initiative which began in 2009 will end this month following five years of steady growth and a notable increase in solar panel and residential solar hot-water installations. A spokesperson said, “The rebate scheme began as an incentive to offer residents up to $5,000 for the installation of... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

“Today, the OBA’s version of the truth has been blown out of the water and now our people, beaches, our sea life and our tourism economy are paying the price for their lies and inaction,” Shadow Minister of Health Zane DeSilva said today [Apr 15]. Mr. DeSilva’s comments come after what Health & Environment Minister Trevor Moniz... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies For Queen Elizabeth

Bermuda Easter Lilies For Queen Elizabeth

Governor George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty the Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Debbie and Alan Cameron for Aberfeldy Nursery in Paget. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies would travel on this evening’s [Apr 15] British Airway’s flight to London... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Greaseballs’ Wash Up At Grape Bay

Photos: ‘Greaseballs’ Wash Up At Grape Bay

[Updating] Grape Bay Beach is not looking — or smelling — its most attractive today [Apr 15] with small greyish lumps scattered over the Paget beach. They did not have the most pleasant smell, and while we were on the beach an area resident came up to us and said it was “disgusting” to have to deal with. The conditions at Grape... Read more of this article

Good Friday Garbage Collection Schedule

Good Friday Garbage Collection Schedule

The Department of Waste Management, Ministry of Public Works, today advised that due to the Good Friday holiday this coming Friday [Apr 18], west-end garbage and recycling will be collected on Thursday April 17th. In the east, garbage and recycling will be collected on Wednesday April 16th. The full waste collection schedule for 2014 can be found here... Read more of this article

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

One of Bernews photographers had the opportunity to tag along with the Ocean Vet team of Dr. Neil Burnie and Choy Aming, getting the chance to see a variety of ocean life in action as the cameras rolled for the production of the 12-part television series.The team has been leaving Flatts inlet on a 30 foot custom Predator catamaran with seven people... Read more of this article

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

As part of their application for planning permission for the Pink Beach Club redevelopment, the developers submitted an Environmental Impact Statement [EIS] outlining the plans as well as any impact on the environment along with mitigating steps. The beach-front Tucker’s Town cottage colony was recently sold to Sardis Developments, and the proposed... Read more of this article

Lunar Eclipse Creates “Blood Moon” Effect

Lunar Eclipse Creates “Blood Moon” Effect

Anyone who was skygazing last night would have caught a glimpse of a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse caused what is known as a “blood moon”, with the name stemming from the fact the moon takes on a reddish appearance. CNN describes the “blood moon” by saying, “In a total lunar eclipse, the full moon turns a coppery... Read more of this article

Photos: “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

Photos: “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] hosted a Bee Fair entitled “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” today [Apr 12] at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI], educating the public on the importance of bees to nature at large and the skills required to keep and promote their propagation. According to the promotional flyer for... Read more of this article