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Minister Roban On Ocean Conservation Efforts

Minister Roban On Ocean Conservation Efforts

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban commemorated World Oceans Day and Bermuda’s achievements in ocean conservatism in the House of Assembly om Friday. Minister Roban said, “I rise today to acknowledge and commemorate World Oceans Day, which we celebrated on June 8th. This global observance serves as an important reminder of the vital role... Read more of this article

BEST On Sargasso & UN High Seas Treaty

BEST On Sargasso & UN High Seas Treaty

The Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise visited Bermuda last month to campaign for ocean sanctuaries and the UN High Seas Treaty. A spokesperson said, “Last month, in May, the Greenpeace International ship, the Arctic Sunrise, was in Bermuda as part of a global tour to campaign for ocean sanctuaries and to call for countries to urgently... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BIOS Hold Open House

Photos & Video: BIOS Hold Open House

The ASU Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] program hosted an open house on June 8 at their Ferry Reach campus to celebrate World Ocean Day, inviting the public to explore their ocean science facilities and participate in talks highlighting their programs. Related Stories BIOS To Test New Oceanographic... Read more of this article

BUEI To Feature Frogfish At Kids Hour Event

BUEI To Feature Frogfish At Kids Hour Event

The mystifying Frog Fish will be the focus for The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’ on June 15th. A spokesperson said, “Kids Hours Saturdays’ [KHS] takes place every third Saturday of the month at 11am and 2pm respectively. Each hour features the screening of short films followed by a book reading... Read more of this article

Govt Addresses Environmental Policy Concerns

Govt Addresses Environmental Policy Concerns

The Government has responded to public concerns regarding Bermuda’s environmental policies. A Government spokesperson said, “The Government appreciates the concerns raised regarding Bermuda’s environmental policies and would like to address each point with clarity and transparency. “Protecting our environment is indeed a critical... Read more of this article

ASU BIOS Announces New Scholarships

ASU BIOS Announces New Scholarships

ASU BIOS announced a new scholarship program that will award five full-tuition undergraduate scholarships annually for Bermudian students interested in studying in person in Arizona in any available ASU programs. A spokesperson said, “The ASU Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [ASU BIOS], one of the world’s longest-running research and educational... Read more of this article

Genome Sequencing Of Coral Reefs In Bermuda

Genome Sequencing Of Coral Reefs In Bermuda

In celebration of World Oceans Day, BioQuest announced it has “officially completed the draft reference genome of the Grooved Brain Coral, marking the first-time whole genome sequencing of a coral reef has been accomplished in the Caribbean by the Caribbean.” A spokesperson said, “This groundbreaking work was conducted locally in Bermuda... Read more of this article

Smith Records Music Video In Sargasso Sea

Smith Records Music Video In Sargasso Sea

British band Bastille’s frontman Dan Smith has recorded a live performance of an unreleased song called Blue Sky & The Painter from onboard a Greenpeace ship in the Sargasso Sea. A spokesperson said, “The internationally-renowned singer, who wrote hits such as Pompeii and Happier, and recently worked with Hans Zimmer on the Planet Earth III... Read more of this article

BEST On Government Environmental Stance

BEST On Government Environmental Stance

[Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] says that “Government’s stance on the environment seems to be that it is more of a nuisance to be managed, rather than a precious resource to be stewarded.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda is at a crossroads when it comes to protecting our environment for our future... Read more of this article

BUEI To Host World Oceans Day Open House

BUEI To Host World Oceans Day Open House

BUEI, along with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] and Kaleidoscope, announced plans to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th with an open house and activities themed “Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean & Climate.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI], in collaboration with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB]... Read more of this article

PLP Praises Government’s Environmental Efforts

PLP Praises Government’s Environmental Efforts

The Progressive Labour Party praised the Government and Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban on World Environment Day “for making significant achievements in environmental sustainability and infrastructure development.” A spokesperson said, “One of our landmark achievements is the completion of the solar project on the airport finger,... Read more of this article

“BZS Rebrand Brings A Cohesive Approach”

“BZS Rebrand Brings A Cohesive Approach”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] announced the launch of its new branding, “marking the next chapter in its ongoing mission to inspire appreciation and care for island environments.” A spokesperson said, “As the support charity for the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ], the BZS rebrand brings a cohesive approach to create... Read more of this article

Aeolus & RED Announce Research Collaboration

Aeolus & RED Announce Research Collaboration

Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. and RED – Risk Engineering + Development announced the launch of a research collaboration. The earthquake-focused study, led by Dr. Pete Dailey, Head of Research at Aeolus and a renowned expert in catastrophe model development and analytics, will be a quantitative study looking at how a key aspect of earthquake risk... Read more of this article

ASU BIOS To Host Events Around Ocean Day

ASU BIOS To Host Events Around Ocean Day

ASU BIOS is set to celebrate over 120 years of marine research in Bermuda with a gala on June 7 and an open house on June 8, featuring music, food, talks, and facility tours. A spokesperson said, “ASU BIOS is looking forward to welcoming the community to some public events around World Ocean Day in a couple of weeks. The ASU BIOS Celebration theme... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Mangroves In East End

Wallpaper Wednesday: Mangroves In East End

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a picturesque view of Mangrove Trees in the east end. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image or Instagram story. You can download both sizes... Read more of this article

PGA TOUR Announces Sustainability Impact

PGA TOUR Announces Sustainability Impact

The 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], Recycle Bermuda, and supported by Aspen, revealed its sustainability impact. A spokesperson said, “Plastic is detrimental to Bermuda’s oceans, wildlife and population. As the harm caused by micro-plastics increases, it becomes a prominent issue that... Read more of this article