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Video: ‘Get It Green’ Shelly Bay Cleanup

Video: ‘Get It Green’ Shelly Bay Cleanup

Jawonday Smith is promoting a video dubbed ‘Get it Green’ in an effort to “inspire the community to get out there and help clean up our island.” Mr. Smith said, “We recently did a cleanup along the Shelly Bay stretch and would like for the community to see what we found. The video is somewhat comical but it has serious educational... Read more of this article

Health Advisory: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Health Advisory: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] of the Ministry of Health and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is advising the public on how to reduce their risk of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning [CFP]. A Government spokesperson said, “This is in response to an investigation into one case of suspected CFP in the community. The... Read more of this article

Chubb: New Policy On Coal Related Underwriting

Chubb: New Policy On Coal Related Underwriting

Chubb Limited announced that it has adopted a new policy concerning coal-related underwriting and investment, saying the “company will no longer underwrite the construction and operation of new coal-fired plants or new risks for companies that generate more than 30% of their revenues from coal mining or energy production from coal.” “Insurance... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks ‘The Lost World Of Kamchatka’

BUEI Talks ‘The Lost World Of Kamchatka’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute will present a talk entitled “The Lost World Of Kamchatka” with Scott Stallard on Thursday, July 25th. The event poster says, “Travel with Scott Stallard aboard Russian MI 8 Helicopters and 16 wheeler off road kamas on his expedition to film and photograph the far eastern brown bear, active volcanoes,... Read more of this article

Column: Protecting, Managing Bermuda’s Ocean

Column: Protecting, Managing Bermuda’s Ocean

[Opinion column written by Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban] Bermuda, my home, is the ocean. Our island, of just 22 square miles, sits in the subtropical mid-Atlantic Ocean, one of the most isolated pieces of land in the world. Like all islanders here, I grew up swimming on our beautiful beaches and fishing off the rocks. Without... Read more of this article

Heatwave Lionfish Tournament On August 18

Heatwave Lionfish Tournament On August 18

The Bermuda Lionfish Task Force and Blue Water Divers & Watersports are getting set to present the Heatwave Lionfish Tournament Sunday, August 18 from 6.00am to 3.00pm, with the weigh-in being held from 3.00pm to 6.00pm at Robinson’s Marina, Somerset Bridge. A spokesperson said, “It’s summertime; in August, the water temperatures are as... Read more of this article

Successful Community Clean Up At Southlands

Successful Community Clean Up At Southlands

Attorney General Kathy Lynn Simmons and Minister for Public Works Lt. Col. David Burch extended their thanks to the diverse group of community volunteers, the Regiment, Mirrors and Department of Parks staff that came out and gave their time to clean-up the Southlands property in Warwick on Saturday, June 29th. The event was the first of 5 scheduled... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Spittal Pond Turns Pink

Photos & Video: Spittal Pond Turns Pink

In addition to our pink sand and pink sports uniforms, we also currently have a pink pond, with the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve in Smiths having turned pink due to a “seasonal plankton bloom.” The Department of Environment and Natural Resources explained that the “intense pink colour of the water in Spittal Pond is due to a seasonal... Read more of this article

Building STEM Pipeline For Bermuda’s Students

Building STEM Pipeline For Bermuda’s Students

Both BIOS and Bermuda College have been working together for the last 12 years in a unique partnership that leverages the resources and expertise of each organization, with the overall goal of improving STEM education and learning opportunities for students in senior school and college. A spokesperson said, “Both BIOS and Bermuda College are... Read more of this article

Bermuda Lionfish Task Force Donates To BZS

Bermuda Lionfish Task Force Donates To BZS

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] announced today that the Bermuda Lionfish Task Force [BLTF] has sponsored the Lionfish exhibit at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo’s [BAMZ]. “In 2000, the lionfish was first discovered in Bermuda in a tide pool at Devonshire Bay and kept in a private aquarium. Entered into the Agricultural Exhibition... Read more of this article

BUEI Taking Over Eco-Schools Bermuda Initiative

BUEI Taking Over Eco-Schools Bermuda Initiative

The successful transition of membership has been approved for the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] from the global organisation FEE, with BUEI now the sole provider of FEE programmes for Bermuda, serving as the contact on all related matters going forward. Tara Curtis, CEO at BUEI, said, “A strong foundation for the Eco-Schools... Read more of this article

Clean Up Effort Planned For Southlands Property

Clean Up Effort Planned For Southlands Property

Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons and Minister for Public Works Lt/Col David Burch announced a “collaboration between the Mirrors Programme and the Department of Parks to produce community clean-up at the Southlands property in Warwick.” “The purpose of the event will be to clear natural debris, trash and abandoned furniture from... Read more of this article

BNT Present Environmental Awareness Awards

BNT Present Environmental Awareness Awards

The creators of the Bermuda Better Energy Plan this week walked away with the Bermuda National Trust’s top environmental awareness award, while others also winning awards included Titan Tours, Warwick Academy Natural History Club, Devonshire Pre School, East End Primary School and more. Alternative energy company BE Solar, British energy consultant... Read more of this article