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Winnie Oatley Plants Tree For 103rd Birthday

Winnie Oatley Plants Tree For 103rd Birthday

Winnie Oatley recently celebrated her 103rd birthday by planting a cedar tree on Trunk Island in Harrington Sound, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] “Living Classroom”. A spokesperson said, “When centenarian Winnie Oatley turned 103 in February, her grandsons Kevin, Stephen, Robert and Geoff Blee marked the occasion by planting a cedar... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Flower

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Flower

In the eighth of our weekly series, Bernews’ latest ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ graphic is a simple and classic image of the Bermudiana, Bermuda’s national flower.The design below is also available here as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday for our latest free phone wallpaper download. To access more... Read more of this article

‘Increasing Focus On Climate Change Matters’

‘Increasing Focus On Climate Change Matters’

The Bermuda Monetary Authority said they are ”increasing its focus on climate change matters with the introduction of a regulatory and supervisory team specialising in the licensing and supervision of innovative business model proposals to address climate change risk and the associated protection gap.” A BMA spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Sea Glass

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Sea Glass

In the seventh of a new weekly series, Bernews’ latest ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ phone lock screen features a close up of sea glass on a Bermuda beach. Sea glass is defined as “glass that has been discarded at sea or the seashore, broken into pieces, and smoothed by the erosive action of sand and water.” The naturally made... Read more of this article

Karen Border Appointed BNT Executive Director

Karen Border Appointed BNT Executive Director

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT]  announced that Karen Border will serve as the BNT Executive Director. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] is pleased to announce that respected environmentalist and communications professional Karen Border will take up the position of BNT Executive Director on 28 June. “Karen has spent... Read more of this article

Active 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Active 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

AccuWeather’s team of tropical weather experts are predicting that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season ”will result in 16-20 named storms, including seven to 10 hurricanes.” The AccuWeather website said, “Although spring is just in its infancy, a group of AccuWeather meteorologists has been focusing on a different time of year: hurricane... Read more of this article

Loren Hotel Launches Climate Change Initiative

Loren Hotel Launches Climate Change Initiative

The Loren Hotel has launched The Loren Roots Initiative, which is described as a “nonprofit with a goal to acquire and regenerate over 50,000 bio-diverse acres of land and plant 10 million hardwood trees to consume at least 10 times the carbon dioxide the property produces.”A spokesperson said, “The striking power and beauty of nature... Read more of this article

“Kids On The Reef” Programme Held Virtually

“Kids On The Reef” Programme Held Virtually

Bermuda Zoological Society’s Kids On The Reef [KOTR] programme — sponsored by AXA XL — was held virtually due to the Island under lockdown last spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson said, “Each Spring, for the past eight years, AXA XL has generously sponsored the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] Kids on the Reef [KOTR]... Read more of this article

Govt Issue Guidelines For Whale Watching

Govt Issue Guidelines For Whale Watching

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said they have “received reports of reckless boaters and swimmers trying to get close to whales” and added that it is ”strongly recommended that members of the public do not swim with any whales.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural... Read more of this article

Photos: Easter Lilies At Windybank Farm

Photos: Easter Lilies At Windybank Farm

Windybank farm was one of several locations growing Easter Lilies this year, and after seeing the beautiful flowers in the photo sent with the Governor and her family this year, we stopped by to get a few more images of the flowers, some of which were already picked and sent to the Queen via a British Airways flight, part of an annual tradition. While... Read more of this article

SailGP Supports Earth Hour Campaign

SailGP Supports Earth Hour Campaign

Greenrock announced that SailGP is supporting its 2021 Earth Hour Campaign this year as an Earth Steward Sponsor. A spokesperson said, “Greenrock is proud to announce that SailGP – the sport’s pinnacle league that starts its season next month in Bermuda – is supporting its 2021 Earth Hour Campaign this year as an Earth Steward Sponsor.“SailGP... Read more of this article

SiriusPoint To Be Lead Sponsor Of Earth Hour

SiriusPoint To Be Lead Sponsor Of Earth Hour

Greenrock announced that SiriusPoint Ltd. will be the lead sponsor of Earth Hour 2021 in Bermuda, which will be held tomorrow [March 27]. A spokesperson said, “Greenrock is proud to announce that SiriusPoint Ltd. [SiriusPoint], a global insurance and reinsurance company, will be the lead sponsor of Earth Hour 2021 in Bermuda.“Earth Hour... Read more of this article

March 25: Eco Lunch & Learn Presentation

March 25: Eco Lunch & Learn Presentation

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College will host the third in their Eco Lunch & Learn series presentation on Thursday [March 25] from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College are very pleased to announce the third in their... Read more of this article