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Part Of Internal Ceiling Collapses At Aquarium

Part Of Internal Ceiling Collapses At Aquarium

The Department of Conservation Services confirmed that today [Aug 19] a small area of the internal ceiling collapsed in the Aquarium Hall at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ]. Fortunately nobody was injured and there was no damage to the actual exhibit or fish. The area has been made safe and is now cordoned off, photo below.Dr. Ian Walker,... Read more of this article

Offshore Wind Energy Study On Bermuda

Offshore Wind Energy Study On Bermuda

Dr. Grant Gibbons, Minister of Education and Economic Development and Jeanne Atherden, Minister for Health, Seniors and the Environment recently received the final report from the University of California [UCSB] entitled, ‘Offshore Wind Energy in the Context of Multiple Ocean Uses on the Bermuda Platform’. The Offshore Wind Energy Study was undertaken... Read more of this article

Bermuda Welcomes Thousands Of Dragonflies

Bermuda Welcomes Thousands Of Dragonflies

While Bermuda’s fall migrations are a sight to behold, birds aren’t the only animals that come to make their mark on the island; we are currently playing host to thousands of Wandering Glider dragonflies, with one recently captured on camera at Bernard Park. Photo by Andrew Dobson of the Bermuda Audubon Society:A post on social media from... Read more of this article

Video: City Says Ewing Street Trees To Stay

Video: City Says Ewing Street Trees To Stay

Mayor Graeme Outerbridge and other officials from the Corporation of Hamilton held a press conference today [Aug 14], where they said that the trees on Ewing Street will stay, and also pledged they will make greater efforts to listen to residents concerns. The planned removal of the trees resulted in a protest by area resident Mrs Sherma Simmons plus... Read more of this article

Video: Plastic Tides Releases Second Episode

Video: Plastic Tides Releases Second Episode

Following up on their original video release, the Plastic Tides crew – a team that works to bring awareness to the issue of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans – continues their look at Bermuda, resulting from a 10-day expedition around the island that was completed earlier this year. In episode two of “Plastic Tides,”... Read more of this article

Starling: New Waste Disposal Laws Needed

Starling: New Waste Disposal Laws Needed

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] While I am currently off-island, I understand from media reports and discussion on social media that recently there have been some issues regarding trash collection. This was a bit of a hot topic in the run up to the 2012 election, being held up by many opposed to the then PLP government as evidence as mismanagement.... Read more of this article

Video: Parks Test Propane Powered Mower

Video: Parks Test Propane Powered Mower

Minister of Public Works, Patricia Gordon-Pamplin recently attended a test trial display of a new Toro propane powered professional rider mower being used by the Parks Department. Bermuda Gas has offered the machine on a free trial basis for three months with the Department of Parks only responsible for the cost of the fuel used.The Minister said,... Read more of this article

BAMZ Welcomes Three New Tammar Wallabies

BAMZ Welcomes Three New Tammar Wallabies

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo [BAMZ] recently acquired three wild Tammar Wallabies, including two males and a female, all in an effort to help New Zealand to control the population of the species in that country. The BAMZ newsletter said, “Our three new Tammar Wallabies were part of a population control effort in New Zealand; we just love... Read more of this article

Chief Justice Makes Ruling: Tucker’s Point SDO

Chief Justice Makes Ruling: Tucker’s Point SDO

[Updated w/corrected information] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they have “achieved success in its appeal against the Home Affairs Minister regarding Tucker’s Point Club and said they look forward to a new hearing on TPC’s applications.” The Ministry of Home Affairs initially issued a statement... Read more of this article

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

The Chief Justice has just issued a stay of the work to transplant the trees on Ewing Street, and the City of Hamilton said they have “not yet had the opportunity to present any information to the courts” and “look forward to clarifying the issues to the courts at the earliest opportunity.” This follows after yesterday’s... Read more of this article


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