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Photos: BNT Sweetheart Plant And Bake Sale

Photos: BNT Sweetheart Plant And Bake Sale

The Bermuda National Trust is holding their ‘Sweetheart Plant and Bake Sale’ today [Feb 13] on Pomander Road in Paget,  with the event featuring a crafts section for children, potting demonstrations, and fresh baked goods. A variety of fresh produce from local farmers was available for purchase, along with a selection of potted plants... Read more of this article

83 Columbus Crabs Found On UK ‘Mystery Box’

83 Columbus Crabs Found On UK ‘Mystery Box’

A number of rare Columbus crabs from the Bermuda area were recently found on box that washed up on Dorset beach in the United Kingdom after traveling almost 4,000 miles from their home in the Sargasso Sea, according to the Dorset Echo. A story in the Dorset Echo said, “More than 80 Columbus crabs, which are rarely seen in the UK, have washed up with... Read more of this article

White Hill Field Community Clean Up On Feb 6

White Hill Field Community Clean Up On Feb 6

There will be a community cleanup at White Hill Field on Saturday, February 6 from 10.00am to 2.00pm, with area MP Jamahl Simmons urging the public to support work in “very important part of our area.” MP Simmons said, “This is a non-political event; this is a community event, driven by the community, that we in the Progressive Labour... Read more of this article

Update On Importation Of Glyphosate Products

Update On Importation Of Glyphosate Products

The Ministry of Health Seniors and Environment said they will “permit the importation of Ready To Use glyphosate products” and the “ban on concentrated forms of glyphosate will continue.” A Ministry spokesperson said, “At the request of the International Agency for Research on Cancer [IARC], the specialized cancer agency... Read more of this article

Park Campaigners Deliver 3,700 Name Petition

Park Campaigners Deliver 3,700 Name Petition

Take Back Our Park [TBOP] campaigners have handed over a 3,700 name petition to Government calling for work on a maintenance yard in the Botanical Gardens to be abandoned. “Under the plans, the yard is to be built as a daily mustering point for more than 100 Department of Parks staff and parking zone for dozens of vehicles,” the group said. “There... Read more of this article

Podcast: Greenrock On ‘Changing Mindsets’

Podcast: Greenrock On ‘Changing Mindsets’

In our latest podcast, Bernews talks to Jonathan Starling, who was recently appointed as the executive director of Greenrock, and Eugene Dean, who has been appointed to the charity’s board. They talk about the need for leadership in the area of sustainability, but also how it is everyone’s responsibility to do their part.Mr Starling said: “I... Read more of this article

Concern Over Shelly Bay Development Plan

Concern Over Shelly Bay Development Plan

There are “concerning issues” regarding the development plans for Shelly Bay Beach and Park, and the public is urged to take a look at these plans and the full list of proposals that are waiting in the wings and evaluate their impact for free public use of Shelly Bay Beach and Park. This is according to area resident Cheryl-Ann Griffin,... Read more of this article

BEST ‘Welcomes’ Consultation Plans For AC

BEST ‘Welcomes’ Consultation Plans For AC

The ACBDA’s recent announcement to involve the community in development of the Master Plan for the America’s Cup Event Village, through a series of meetings with key stakeholders and the general public, is being welcomed by BEST Chief Advocacy Officer, Stuart Hayward. Mr. Hayward said, “BEST is very encouraged by and wants to acknowledge the increasingly... Read more of this article

Earth’s 2015 Temperatures Warmest Since 1880

Earth’s 2015 Temperatures Warmest Since 1880

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA]. NASA said, “Globally-averaged temperatures in 2015 shattered the previous mark set in 2014 by 0.23 degrees Fahrenheit [0.13 Celsius]. Only once... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks: All Sea Creatures Great And Small

BUEI Talks: All Sea Creatures Great And Small

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Insitute will present “All Sea Creatures Great and Small” at 7.30pm on Thursday, January 28th. The event poster said, “Ron Lucas and Warren De Klerk are two of Bermuda’s most prolific underwater photographers. They have traveled widely to extend their portfolios of exotic reef species and will... Read more of this article

Sousa’s Gardens Workshop Rescheduled

Sousa’s Gardens Workshop Rescheduled

Sousa’s Gardens will not hold its “How To Grow Your Own Vegetables and Fruits” workshop this Saturday due to forecasted inclement weather conditions, the company announced today. Jeff Sousa, President & Founder of Sousa’s Gardens said; “Our series of gardening workshops began last weekend with the first event for 2016 being quite successful... Read more of this article

Botanical Gardens To Close Early On Friday

Botanical Gardens To Close Early On Friday

The Department of Parks advised that the Botanical Gardens will be closed on Friday, January 22nd, from 2pm to 6pm. “This closure is necessary in order for BELCO to safely complete work in the neighborhood, which requires them to de-energize the western section of the Botanical Gardens,” a spokesperson said. “The areas affected include... Read more of this article

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