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Minister: ‘BELCO Must Take Immediate Action’

Minister: ‘BELCO Must Take Immediate Action’

“The lack of urgency expressed by the company is alarming,” Minister Jason Hayward said, adding that “BELCO must take immediate action in order to mitigate the conditions currently faced by surrounding residents.” Minister Hayward — who is the MP for Pembroke Central –  said, “Over the last two weeks, I have... Read more of this article

DENR Monitoring & Assessing BELCO Emissions

DENR Monitoring & Assessing BELCO Emissions

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] said they continue to work with BELCO to “monitor emissions from BELCO following concerns raised by affected area residents.” A spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] continues to work with the Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO]... Read more of this article

People Urged To Check For Parasitic Dodder

People Urged To Check For Parasitic Dodder

After dodder – which was described as an “invasive, parasitic weed” — was found on a basil plant purchased at a local plant nursery, people who have purchased herb seedlings from any local plant nursery over the past month are encouraged to check them for dodder. A spokesperson said, “On July 31st, 2020, a former Department... Read more of this article

BELCO On North Power Station Emissions

BELCO On North Power Station Emissions

“BELCO is currently in the processes of setting up additional monitoring stations in Pembroke to capture the data necessary to further analyse the level of emissions from the North Power Station,” the company said today. This follows after Minister Jason Hayward said, “As the MP for Pembroke Central I am concerned by the pollution and... Read more of this article

Plankton Bloom Produces Brown Surface Layer

Plankton Bloom Produces Brown Surface Layer

A “large amount of naturally occurring microscopic marine life has resulted in areas of Hamilton Harbour displaying a noticeable brown surface layer,” the Government said today. Dr. Struan Smith of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] explains: “Hamilton Harbour has experienced a plankton bloom that is declining and... Read more of this article

Minister: BELCO Emissions Are ‘Alarming’

Minister: BELCO Emissions Are ‘Alarming’

“The emissions and pollution emanating from the BELCO power station should be alarming to all of Bermuda,” Minister Jason Hayward said. Minister Hayward said, “As the MP for Pembroke Central I am concerned by the pollution and increased emissions which are spewing from the plant. “Area residents have made it clear that they are... Read more of this article

Keep Bermuda Beautiful Logo Design Contest

Keep Bermuda Beautiful Logo Design Contest

Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] will be hosting a Logo Design Competition for the relaunch of their Adopt-a-Spot programme, with the winner receiving a ‘Staycation” package from a local hotel. The organization invites designers to create a unique new logo to be used for all Adopt-a-Spot branding, and the competition will be open to both professional... Read more of this article

Minister On Water, Sewage Treatment Plant Plans

Minister On Water, Sewage Treatment Plant Plans

“As an island that depends on rain water for the majority of its fresh water supply and as we enter a new era of global warming, we should change our perception of sewage from that of a waste product, to rather a renewable resource that should be recovered but that we are now simply throwing away,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch... Read more of this article

Government House Holds Beach Cleanup

Government House Holds Beach Cleanup

The Governor, Deputy Governor, and Government House staff staff held a beach cleanup at Shelly Bay Beach today [July 24]. Government House posted the photos online below, saying: “This morning the Governor, Deputy Governor, and Government House staff held a beach cleanup at Shelly Bay Beach with the support and assistance of Anne Hyde, the Executive... Read more of this article

Plan For A Community Garden In Every Parish

Plan For A Community Garden In Every Parish

“Government is fully committed to doing its part to aid in boosting the growth of the agriculture industry,” Minister of Public Works David Burch said, adding that “the plan is to establish a Community Garden in every Parish.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 24] the Minister said, “We aim to ensure the public... Read more of this article

Photos: Friswell’s Hill Community Garden Project

Photos: Friswell’s Hill Community Garden Project

[Updated] A Community Garden space is being created in the Friswell’s Hill area, after the Ball family generously agreed to allow the land to be used free of charge for three years, with the aim being to make a vibrant green space, assist the young people in the Friswell’s Hill area to learn about horticulture, and grow local produce. MP Michael... Read more of this article

Video: Dolphin Born At Dolphin Quest Bermuda

Video: Dolphin Born At Dolphin Quest Bermuda

Dolphin Quest announced the birth of a male dolphin calf after Brighton gave birth earlier this month. The report on the Dolphin Quest website said, “Dolphin Quest Bermuda is excited to announce the birth of a male dolphin calf. After her 366-day pregnancy, which was closely monitored with diagnostic ultrasound, Brighton gave birth at 8:06am ADT... Read more of this article

Zoological Society Aqua Camps In Full Swing

Zoological Society Aqua Camps In Full Swing

With the success of the virtual Spring Camp, and the move to phase 4 in Bermuda, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] team were able to organize both in-person and virtual Aqua Camps for 2020. A spokesperson said, “The coronavirus was an unexpected bump in the road for Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] educators as they prepared for this year’s... Read more of this article