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Ariel Re Staff Help To Clean Up Southlands Park

Ariel Re Staff Help To Clean Up Southlands Park

Staff from Bermuda-based reinsurance company Ariel Re helped to clean up Southlands Park and Beach in support of Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], one of the island’s environmental non-profit organizations. The 15 volunteers – including Chief Executive Officer Ryan Mather – cleared approximately 600 pounds of trash from trails and abandoned buildings,... Read more of this article

Minister Roban Attending UN Ocean Conference

Minister Roban Attending UN Ocean Conference

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban is attending the United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal, which is being held from June 26th to July 1st. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Home Affairs is pleased to advise that the Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, the Honourable Walter Roban, JP, MP, will be representing Bermuda... Read more of this article

Governor Welcomes ‘Eco Club’ Students

Governor Welcomes ‘Eco Club’ Students

The Governor welcomed “School Garden & Eco Club” students from Victor Scott Primary and Dellwood Middle Schools to celebrate their gardening success for the 2021-2022 school year. In an online post, the Government House said, “Yesterday evening, the Governor and Mr Jacob Hawkins welcomed “School Garden & Eco Club” students from... Read more of this article

Ministry On Palm Tree Removal At Ocean View

Ministry On Palm Tree Removal At Ocean View

The Ministry of Public Works said they are “responding to a recent report of palm trees being removed from the Ocean View Golf Course and later relocated to a private residence in Smiths Parish. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry can report that 12 Canary Island Date Palms were relocated as part of an exchange authorised by the... Read more of this article

Aspen Plants Red Mangroves On Trunk Island

Aspen Plants Red Mangroves On Trunk Island

Employees from Aspen were excited to plant the first young red mangrove trees in their sponsored Coastal Red Mangrove Forest on Trunk Island – the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] ‘Living Classroom’ on June 3rd. In July 2021, Aspen pledged to donate $25K per year, for the next five years, to support the creation of the coastal exhibit. As... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Ocean Water

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Ocean Water

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a simple classic photo of Bermuda’s beautiful waters.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... Read more of this article

Students Learn From NASA Mission In Bermuda

Students Learn From NASA Mission In Bermuda

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences’ [BIOS] Ocean Academy helped coordinate a unique learning opportunity for local schools when a NASA science mission moved its flight operations from the U.S. to Bermuda for three weeks beginning earlier this month. A spokesperson said, “The Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On June 25

BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On June 25

The fifth instalment of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] eight-part Island SOS [Sustainable Ocean Strategies] series is slated to take place at BUEI on Saturday, June 25th at 4.00pm. A spokesperson said, “This month’s island nation being highlighted is the Isle of Man, with a presentation by Bill Dale, founder of ‘Beach... Read more of this article

BUEI Kids Hour To Feature Coral Reefs

BUEI Kids Hour To Feature Coral Reefs

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] announced that the topic for this month’s ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’ on June 18th is coral reefs. A spokesperson said, “Kids Hours Saturdays’ 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 for... Read more of this article

Sophia Federation Campaign For ‘Mother Earth’

Sophia Federation Campaign For ‘Mother Earth’

The 2022 Bermuda Day Parade has started a “campaign for “Mother Earth” inspired by the prize winning “Wisdom of Togetherness” float designed by Sophia Cannonier on behalf of the newly formed Sophia Federation. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Day theme ‘Togetherness’ provided the ideal opportunity for the Sophia... Read more of this article

BCAC Launch Survey On BELCO Impact

BCAC Launch Survey On BELCO Impact

The Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC] launched an online survey, saying it ”takes just 5 minutes to report issues in the survey, and will greatly increase the BCAC’s ability to hold BELCO accountable while pushing for cleaner power generation to the benefit of all Bermudians.” A spokesperson said, “Currently, BELCO decides who is... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Harness The Power Of The Sun’

Column: ‘Harness The Power Of The Sun’

[Opinion column written by David Gumbs & Dr. James Fletcher] Across the Caribbean, except for oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago, electricity is already among the most expensive in the world — and it is only getting more expensive. In Saint Lucia, electricity prices have almost doubled in the past 30 years, and in the other countries in the region that... Read more of this article

Bacardi Working To Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Bacardi Working To Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Bacardi has partnered with the Beyond Plastic Bermuda campaign, a joint collaboration between Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], to educate the local community about the dangers of plastic pollution and encourage actions to reduce single-use plastic on the island. A spokesperson said, “Family-owned... Read more of this article