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Bee Hive In Hamilton To Be Removed On Thurs

Bee Hive In Hamilton To Be Removed On Thurs

The City of Hamilton confirmed that a hive of bees has been identified in a tree outside of the Church of God Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street East, and said it will be removed tomorrow. Beekeeper Spencer Field, of Passion Fields, has assessed the hive and scheduled its removal from the tree on Thursday, July 19th, at approximately 7pm. He... Read more of this article

Can You Help With History Of Nonsuch Island?

Can You Help With History Of Nonsuch Island?

Janet Wingate — the eldest daughter of Dr. David Wingate — is currently working on a book about the history of Nonsuch Island, and is asking anyone who may have information, memories or comments to please contact her. She is currently in Bermuda, and would like to take the opportunity to talk to anyone who was on the Island during the training... Read more of this article

Video: Film Crew Rescues Turtle In Bermuda

Video: Film Crew Rescues Turtle In Bermuda

While on the island recently in order to shoot the film The Pearls of Malabar, the film’s crew had the opportunity to lend a hand to a turtle that had been tangled up in fishing line. A video detailing the event says, “The filming crew of “Pearls of Malabar,” which is currently filming on the Bermuda island, was out shooting... Read more of this article

Minister David Burch On Farming In Bermuda

Minister David Burch On Farming In Bermuda

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch spoke about farming in the House of Assembly on Friday, providing an overview of the situation with the Bascomes, leases on other Government plots of arable land, with the Minister noting the PLP’s pledge to “lease the many acres of government arable land that are currently not being used in order... Read more of this article

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

[Written by Don Burgess] An ocean life researcher is lamenting the loss of three Galapagos sharks which were apparently caught off of Warwick Long Bay. Choy Aming, who works for the Bermuda Shark Project, said it is not illegal to catch these sharks, but the species is near threatened, has a slow reproductive rate, has a high mortality rate, and it... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] I finished Part II of this essay by asking our decision makers if they believe 97% of climate scientists are correct in their assertion that climate change is, to a very large degree, the result of burning fossil fuel and, if they do, would they also agree that waiting to see it those scientists are right,... Read more of this article

Blue Marlin Travels 5,089 NM To Win Race

Blue Marlin Travels 5,089 NM To Win Race

A blue marlin satellite-tagged in July 2017 during the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship has won the 2017-18 IGFA Great Marlin Race [IGMR] after swimming an estimated 5,089 nautical miles traveling from Bermuda to northeast of Brazil.The International Game Fish Association [IGFA] said, “The winning billfish swam an estimated 5,089... Read more of this article

“The Future Doesn’t Suck” Plastic Campaign

“The Future Doesn’t Suck” Plastic Campaign

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi and Lonely Whale have joined forces to help rid the environment of single-use plastic, including the goal to eliminate one billion single-use plastic straws by 2020. In addition, Bacardi announced a commitment to review its global supply chain, with the aim of removing non-essential, non-recyclable single-use plastic... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Bascomes To Discuss Farm,

Minister Meets With Bascomes To Discuss Farm,

The Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch met this morning [July 9] with members of the Bascome family to discuss Westover Farm, and Minister Burch said the “meeting was cordial, instructive and productive” and while he is “not at liberty to discuss the specifics yet” they “see a way forward and have agreed to meet... Read more of this article

OBMI Design Project Wins Energy Globe Award

OBMI Design Project Wins Energy Globe Award

The Castle Point Woodlands Management Project, developed and implemented by OBMI, won the National Energy Globe Award Bermuda 2018. “The Bermuda winning project involved transforming the landscape of the beautiful private residence and conservation site of Castle Point, with a natural restoration solution for the overall landscape,” OBMI... Read more of this article

Students Experimenting With Power Of Future

Students Experimenting With Power Of Future

Two science students have calculated that their school has made huge strides in helping the environment by installing solar panels. About 18 months ago Saltus Grammar School erected a solar system on one of its roofs and students Maximo Deiros, aged 14, and Themika Thennakoon, aged 13, said they have calculated the 97,000 kWh generated is the equivalent... Read more of this article

Students Raise Funds For Purchase Of Seabin

Students Raise Funds For Purchase Of Seabin

A group of Somersfield Academy M3 students today presented cheques to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club [RBYC] and Greenrock to fund the purchase and monitoring of a V5 Hybrid Seabin to be installed at RBYC later this summer. Kieran Kimberley, Thibaut Stefani, and Liam Greenlaw undertook to raise funds for the purchase of Bermuda’s third Seabin for a school... Read more of this article

KBB Issues Last Call For “Trashy” Artwork

KBB Issues Last Call For “Trashy” Artwork

Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] is calling for the public to submit pieces of artwork composed of plastics found on Bermuda’s beaches. KBB’s annual Trash Art Show, entitled A Drop in the Ocean, will be displayed at the Bermuda Society of Arts in the Edinburgh Gallery and Studio A from June 29 through to July 24 and is open to the public. The show... Read more of this article