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Hurricane Seminar Postponed By Hurricane

Hurricane Seminar Postponed By Hurricane

In what could be seen as an unfortunate irony, a seminar on hurricanes has been postponed due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo. The RICS Hurricane presentation by visiting academics from Western Ontario and Dr. Mark Guishard from BIOS is postponed from Thursday [Oct 16] until Thursday 6th November. The presentation was due to be on Hurricane... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Tropical Storm Fay Arriving

Photos & Videos: Tropical Storm Fay Arriving

With Tropical Storm Fay traveling towards Bermuda and due to pass by its closest point at 3am on Sunday, the south shore of Bermuda showed signs of the brewing storm with wave activity growing as time drew on. Some spectators made their way to popular South Shore locations to watch the activity, with a few taking to the water and a some surfers riding... Read more of this article

9000lbs Of Trash Removed In Coastal Cleanup

9000lbs Of Trash Removed In Coastal Cleanup

EY recently joined with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] for a cleanup of Bermuda’s shorelines, with 484 volunteers removing some 9,000 pounds of litter and debris. Among the many items removed were carpets, a medical IV bag, a bed pillow, a dozen octopus pot traps, motorbikes, and over 1,500 glass beverage bottles. “We are delighted to have EY play... Read more of this article

Photos: Lunar Eclipse Graces Bermuda Sky

Photos: Lunar Eclipse Graces Bermuda Sky

Sky gazers were treated to a relatively rare sight overnight, with a so-called “blood moon” – the result of a total lunar eclipse – gracing the sky. Occurring only twice this year, the eclipse takes its inventive name from the fact that the moon appears to take on a reddish hue as it passes through the Earth’s shadow, called... Read more of this article

“Unidentified” Spider Found In Sinky Bay Area

“Unidentified” Spider Found In Sinky Bay Area

[Updated] Yesterday [Oct 7] a Bernews reader emailed in a photo of a spider they found in the Sinky Bay area, questioning whether it could possibly be a black or brown widow spider. The Department of Environmental Protection were not able to confirm exactly what the spider was, as they need to be able to physically assess the spider to do so, and this... Read more of this article

Zoological Society’s Natural History Course

Zoological Society’s Natural History Course

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is hosting their 2014 Fall Natural History Course from October 2 to November 1, 2014. The course will see lectures take place on Thursdays from 6.15pm to 8.45pm, with field trips planned for Sundays. Thee fee for the entire course is $140 for BZS Members and $170 for non-members, with membership available at application,... Read more of this article

Aquarium Hall Renovations Get Underway

Aquarium Hall Renovations Get Underway

The Department of Conservation Services said they would like to advice the public that renovations are to begin at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] to replace the Aquarium Hall roof and undertake internal renovations. The Aquarium Hall will be closed from Monday 6th October and is expected to reopen of March 2015. A spokesperson said, “For... Read more of this article

Tynes Bay Facility Marks 20th Anniversary

Tynes Bay Facility Marks 20th Anniversary

The Tynes Bay Facility is marking their 20th anniversary, with five staff members —  Alfred Furbert, Cheryl Jones-Stanley, Colvin Manning, Stuart Matthews and Steven Robinson – who have served since the plant’s very inception being acknowledged. At the official opening ceremony, Minister of Public Works, Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said,... Read more of this article

Axis Capital Help Clean Up Historic Property

Axis Capital Help Clean Up Historic Property

The Bermuda National Trust’s historic home “Devondale” receives refurbishment support on Wednesday, September 17th, as a volunteer group from AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. spent the day at the Bermuda National Trust historic home Devondale in Smith’s Parish. While one team laboured clearing invasive plants and weeding flowerbeds another group were... Read more of this article

Waterspouts Seen Off The East End Today

Waterspouts Seen Off The East End Today

Waterspouts were seen in the east end earlier today [Sept 29], with a reader mailing in a photo saying that she say numerous waterspouts off St. David’s. The Bermuda Weather Service confirmed via social media that there were waterspouts off the east end today, and their forecast for today said, “Low pressure centered to the west of Bermuda... Read more of this article


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