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Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

The Department of Energy [DOE], in collaboration with Bermuda’s leading electric vehicle distributors, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, hosted the Island’s first free, multi-vendor Electric Vehicle Showcase yesterday [Nov 16] at the Regency Terrace of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The public were invited to view some of the latest electric... Read more of this article

Should Bermuda Care About Climate Change?

Should Bermuda Care About Climate Change?

Meteorology expert Dr Mark Guishard is to deliver a presentation on climate change at the next instalment of ThinkFest. The presentation, titled “Should Bermuda Care about Climate Change?” begins at 5 pm at the Bermuda College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre on Sunday, November 19. Mark Guishard, PhD, leads the Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Electric Vehicle Showcase To Be Held On Thurs

Electric Vehicle Showcase To Be Held On Thurs

The Department of Energy [DOE], in collaboration with Bermuda’s leading electric vehicle distributors, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, will be hosting the Island’s first free, multi-vendor Electric Vehicle Showcase on Thursday  [Nov 16] from noon to 5.00pm at the Regency Terrace of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The public are invited to... Read more of this article

Garden Club “Strongly Objects” To ATV Plan

Garden Club “Strongly Objects” To ATV Plan

The Garden Club of Bermuda said they “strongly object” to the proposal to allow ATV access to “some of Bermuda’s most magnificent protected parklands.” Garden Club President, Cindy Young said, “It is with grave concern that the Garden Club of Bermuda strongly objects to the proposal for the change of use to the... Read more of this article

Residents Visit The Proposed ATV Tours Route

Residents Visit The Proposed ATV Tours Route

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] recently hosted a walk around the proposed ATV tours route through Hog Bay Park in the west end, and have also reminded people that the deadline for submitting feedback is today [Nov 14]. “Up to 100 concerned citizens showed up throughout the afternoon, ranging in ages from 2 to 88 years... Read more of this article

Regiment Divers To Spearhead Lionfish Derby

Regiment Divers To Spearhead Lionfish Derby

Royal Bermuda Regiment divers will this weekend spearhead a lionfish derby designed to take out as many of the invasive predators as possible. The RBR Underwater Task Force has teamed up with the Bermuda Lionfish Task Force for a team competition to help wipe out the fish, originally from the Pacific, that prey on native fish that keep the island’s... Read more of this article

BNT Objects To Proposal To Allow ATV Tours

BNT Objects To Proposal To Allow ATV Tours

The Bermuda National Trust is “strongly objecting” to the proposal to allow the Railway Trail and National Parks in the West End to be used for ATV tours, and it is urging its members and supporters to review the proposal and to send in their own objections. The BNT said, “The former One Bermuda Alliance government have provisional... Read more of this article

Fort Cunningham Restoration Project Continues

Fort Cunningham Restoration Project Continues

The Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane Desilva announced the continuation of the Fort Cunningham and Paget Island Restoration Project, initiated by the Mirrors Programme in April as part of their 10th year celebration activities and sponsored by XL Catlin. “Mirrors will continue to lead the development of the plan for restoring Fort... Read more of this article

Group Welcomes Public Consultation On ATVs

Group Welcomes Public Consultation On ATVs

The group Take Back Our Park [TBOP] has welcomed Government’s decision to hold public consultation on the use of all-terrain vehicles [ATVs] on parkland. The group said, “Sylvan Richards, the former OBA Environment Minister, had approved plans to use ATVs in Scaur Hill Fort Park and Hog Bay Park, as well as on part of the Railway Trail in Somerset.... Read more of this article

Planting Seeds & Caring For Seedlings On Nov 7

Planting Seeds & Caring For Seedlings On Nov 7

The Friends of the Bermuda National Library is getting set to present “Planting Seeds and Caring for Seedlings” with Frances Eddy on Tuesday, November 7 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Bermuda National Library. The event poster says, “There are advantages in starting vegetable seeds in trays and then transplanting them into the garden. But how to get... Read more of this article

Ferry Reach Spill To Take “Years To Clean Up”

Ferry Reach Spill To Take “Years To Clean Up”

The gasoline spill that occurred at the RUBiS facility in Ferry Reach in March of this year is expected “to take a few years to clean up,” officials have confirmed.In response to our queries, a Government spokesperson told Bernews, “Based on other past spills in Bermuda and in other jurisdictions the Department does expect this spill... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Second Seabin Installed At RHADC

Bermuda’s Second Seabin Installed At RHADC

A V5 Hybrid Seabin has been installed at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club [RHADC] thanks to the sponsorship of Butterfield, a Global Pilot Partner of the Seabin Project. The Seabin is a floating rubbish bin designed to be placed at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports as a part solution to the current global littering problem. Water... Read more of this article

‘Citizen Scientists’ Health Check Bermuda Reefs

‘Citizen Scientists’ Health Check Bermuda Reefs

For the fifth consecutive year, the Bermuda Zoological Society event REEF Watch trained teams of corporate professionals, teenagers and families to conduct coral reef surveys, fish counts and assessments of our reef ecosystem. Scientists collecting dive slatesNineteen teams set out on Saturday, 23 September to sample reefs across the northern platform.... Read more of this article