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Think Twice Before Using Single-Use Plastics

Think Twice Before Using Single-Use Plastics

“Think twice before using, and disposing of, single-use plastics”, that was the message today [May 22] from Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban who also encouraged the public to “keep Bermuda beautiful and dispose of all trash responsibly”. Minister Roban said, “As we know, the long-awaited Bermuda Day... Read more of this article

Local Artist Turns Plastic Waste Into Artwork

Local Artist Turns Plastic Waste Into Artwork

The Argo Gold Cup was held recently, marking the 69th annual sailing competition, which always attracts some of the best sailors from Bermuda and around the world. Aside from the competition itself, Argo Group also held a unique program to call attention to environmental problems, utilizing the unique talents of a local artist in order to spread a message... Read more of this article

Photos: Ships Visiting St. George’s Harbour

Photos: Ships Visiting St. George’s Harbour

St. George’s Harbour has been playing host to a number of different vessels in recent days with Friday seeing the Seven Seas Navigator docked at Penno’s Wharf, the superyacht Sealyon berthed at Bermuda Yacht Services at Ordnance Island and the RCGS Resolute ship anchored in the harbour. The cruise ship Seven Seas Navigator is 565 foot long... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Hermes’ Wreck Featured On Blue World

Video: ‘Hermes’ Wreck Featured On Blue World

The wreck of the Hermes – a popular diving spot in Bermuda – has been featured on Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, with the clip amassing more than 50,000 views on YouTube. The video’s description says, “In this Bermuda dive adventure, Jonathan takes the whole family on a wreck dive with Blue Water Divers.”“The wreck of... Read more of this article

Newsweek Highlights Volcano Formation

Newsweek Highlights Volcano Formation

Newsweek has highlighted “a volcano beneath Bermuda that formed in a way that has never been seen before,” with researchers “analyzing a now dormant volcano beneath the Atlantic Ocean that was responsible for the formation of Bermuda.” The story said, “A volcano beneath Bermuda formed in a way that has never been seen before,... Read more of this article

KBB’s Annual Trash Art Workshop On June 1st

KBB’s Annual Trash Art Workshop On June 1st

The Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] Trash Art Workshop will be held at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery on Saturday, June 1st. A spokesperson said, “KBB”s 8th Annual Trash Art Workshop at Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery on June 1, 2019. Help raise awareness about plastic pollution in our ocean and the serious threat it poses to marine life. “Sign... Read more of this article

College To Have ‘Balloon-Free Graduation’

College To Have ‘Balloon-Free Graduation’

Bermuda College’s Commencement ceremony this Thursday will be slightly different, with the College saying they are “deliberately moving away from the use of traditional balloons as an integral part of its decorations and gift sales.” The College is an awarded Eco-school and has committed to implement environmentally sustainable behaviours... Read more of this article

Dept: Water Discoloration, No Pollution Concerns

Dept: Water Discoloration, No Pollution Concerns

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is advising that there is “slight water discoloration in the St. George’s area near the Causeway.“Discoloration of the water is due to fine sediment washing over the ground near the wastewater treatment plant, as a result of a new backup disposal borehole being drilled,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

‘Requiem’ Selected For British Film Festival

‘Requiem’ Selected For British Film Festival

[Updated] Alex Godfrey’s short documentary – Requiem – has been included in the official selection for the British Documentary Film Festival, screening at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square in London this week. The documentary, which was filmed in Bermuda, explores the disappearance of sharks around Bermuda, and was shown here recently at the... Read more of this article

Please Report Sealed Containers Found On Shore

Please Report Sealed Containers Found On Shore

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is advising the public that “sealed containers of liquid” that are “found washed onto the shore should not be handled or opened.” A Government spokesperson said, “These containers may contain liquids that present a health and safety or environmental risk. A recent container... Read more of this article

Longtail Hatching Seen Live On New Webcam

Longtail Hatching Seen Live On New Webcam

Nonsuch Expeditions, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources teams said they are proud to announce the arrival of their latest ‘cam chick,’ a baby Longtail, also called a White tailed Tropicbird, which hatched during the afternoon of April 23rd. Below is a photo of the first time that the chick... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Greetings From Bermuda’ Art Mural

Video: ‘Greetings From Bermuda’ Art Mural

A new Bermuda-themed mural was unveiled on Church Street in Hamilton, and a video was released that shows a look behind the scenes. The mural, which has been painted on the side of the Dorchester building, was commissioned by the Green family. It evokes a vintage postcard, featuring Bermudian landmarks and symbols, such as a longtail, the Hamilton Princess... Read more of this article

Minister Congratulates Grow Eat Save Graduates

Minister Congratulates Grow Eat Save Graduates

Last week, the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch addressed the graduates of the 5th Grow! Eat! $ave! programme. Grow! Eat! $ave! is an initiative of Nutrition Services of the Department of Health with the aim of encouraging the public to eat more vegetables, teach sustainable nutrition and at the same time save money. It is offered to the... Read more of this article