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2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

Lydia — a 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark — recently passed in the vicinity of Bermuda, according to a tracking system run by the non-profit organization ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia, who has passed by Bermuda’s waters before, traveled from the east coast of the USA, making her way to the general outskirts of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

PLP: Residents Solution To Coastal Erosion

PLP: Residents Solution To Coastal Erosion

“Local boat owners and area residents have presented a solution for a coastal erosion problem they see escalating as result of recent storms,” Shadow Minister of Environment Glenn Blakeney and Kim Swan said in a joint statement. “As the dust settles and the island returns to normal – the assessment of the hurricane damage shifts... Read more of this article

Bermuda Engineering Release Bermuda Solar Kit

Bermuda Engineering Release Bermuda Solar Kit

Bermuda Engineering has today announced the release of the Bermuda Solar Kit, which offers the prospect of bringing affordable clean energy to homes across the island. The company said, “Each kit will generate up to 1,600 kilowatt hours a year and depending on the orientation of the solar panels will provide annual savings between $450 and $760... Read more of this article

First Redhead Duck In Bermuda Since 1987

First Redhead Duck In Bermuda Since 1987

Bermuda has a rare visitor in the form of a Redhead duck which is the first to reach the island since 1987. The Bermuda Audubon Society said the male duck pictured below was discovered by Dr. David Wingate at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton. Photo by Andrew Dobson:According to the U.S. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, “Redheads breed... Read more of this article

“Bermuda’s Energy Future Is About Change”

“Bermuda’s Energy Future Is About Change”

We cannot continue to produce electricity exclusively from oil and “must examine other alternatives and create a diversified energy portfolio,” Minister of Education and Economic Development Grant Gibbons said today [Nov 21] in the House of Assembly The Minister was speaking about the recent Energy Summit, that was held at the Fairmont... Read more of this article

Public Works To Hold E-Waste Recycling Day

Public Works To Hold E-Waste Recycling Day

The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works will be holding their third e-Waste Recycling Day for 2014 on Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility located on Palmetto Road, Devonshire. Residents are encouraged to bring their old, worn out electronics to be recycled – everything from small... Read more of this article

Opinion: Lack Of Urgency On Ocean’s Potential

Opinion: Lack Of Urgency On Ocean’s Potential

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Given the crying need to add a third pillar to our economy – and not just prop up the existing two – there appears to be a staggering lack of urgency about exploring what the ocean could offer. The recent Sustainable Development Department report [which I found to be bland] on the future of the Island’s... Read more of this article

Call To Help Clean Up At Somers Gardens

Call To Help Clean Up At Somers Gardens

The Corporation of St. George is calling on the community to come together and assist with a clean up at Somers Gardens on Saturday, November 22nd from 8am – noon. A spokesperson said, “Somers Gardens, the location of Sir George Somers heart, was terribly hit by both Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo last month. File photo of Somers... Read more of this article

Landscapers Help Clean Up Nature Reserves

Landscapers Help Clean Up Nature Reserves

The impact of the recent storms have been a hassle for many property owners, and with over 60 acres of open space to maintain, the Bermuda Audubon Society faced quite a challenge, however two local landscaping companies came to the rescue with Horsfield Landscape & Design Ltd and Sousa’s Landscape Management both volunteering manpower to help... Read more of this article

Gardens & Arboretum Re-Opened After Storms

Gardens & Arboretum Re-Opened After Storms

The Department of Parks provided an update on the status of park cleanups following Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, saying that the Botanical Gardens and Arboretum are now re-opened to the public. The following parks are also opened to the public: Shelly Bay Park and playground, Parsons Road Park and playground, Warwick Long Bay playground,... Read more of this article