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Visiting Bee Expert To Meet Local Beekeepers

Visiting Bee Expert To Meet Local Beekeepers

The Buzz has invited well-known beekeeper Ross Conrad to visit Bermuda over the weekend of March 27, with a tour of the island and two workshops planned during his stay. After arriving late on March 26, Mr. Conrad will spend March 27 touring the island to visit beehive sites and to meet with local beekeepers, as well as meeting with representatives... Read more of this article

New Fee Introduced For Disposal Of Sewage

New Fee Introduced For Disposal Of Sewage

The Ministry of Public Works is advising waste haulers that deliver wastewater and septage to the Tynes Bay Septage Receiving facility there will be a new disposal fee rate implemented on April 1st 2015. This new fee rate is $15 per ton for any septage or wastewater disposed of at the facility located at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Plant Industrial... Read more of this article

EEZ Study Delayed Due To ‘Budget Restraints’

EEZ Study Delayed Due To ‘Budget Restraints’

The cost of the feasibility study for Bermuda’s Marine EEZ “could not be justified when compared with providing for the immediate social and economic needs of our citizens,” Premier Michael Dunkley said today [Mar 16] in the House of Assembly, adding that due to budget restraints, it is “currently not possible for this specific... Read more of this article

18,783 Invasive Plants Removed From Nonsuch

18,783 Invasive Plants Removed From Nonsuch

18,783 invasive plants were removed from Nonsuch Island during 2014, Minister of Health, Seniors & Environment Jeanne Atherden said recently. While delivering the brief for her Ministry, Minister Atherden said “With the assistance of volunteers from the Ascendant Group of Companies, work to eradicate Casuarina and Brazil Pepper trees and... Read more of this article

125 Volunteers Remove 4,100lbs Of Trash/Debris

125 Volunteers Remove 4,100lbs Of Trash/Debris

Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] reports a busy weekend of clean-up activities with 125 volunteers in 11 locations across the Island removing more than 4,100 pounds of litter and debris. More people are helping to clean up the Island’s litter problem and are coming out in force to volunteer in their communities, KBB said. On Saturday  [Mar 14], eleven... Read more of this article

2014 “Another Poor Year” For Honey Production

2014 “Another Poor Year” For Honey Production

“2014 was another poor year for overall honey production,” Minister of Health, Seniors & Environment Jeanne Atherden said recently, adding that the two hurricanes in October 2014 “destroyed most of the nectar producing plants during a major nectar flow period.”While delivering the brief for her Ministry in the House of... Read more of this article

KBB Announce Appreciation Award Winners

KBB Announce Appreciation Award Winners

Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] announced the recipients of its Appreciation Awards at the 51st Annual General Meeting held recently at Masterworks Gallery in the Botanical Gardens. Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier congratulated the members of the anti-litter organization and Senator Lynne Woolridge, presented the KBB Awards in recognition of... Read more of this article

2.5 Acres Of Land Gifted To Audubon Society

2.5 Acres Of Land Gifted To Audubon Society

On the occasion of their 60th anniversary, the Bermuda Audubon Society received a gift of 2.5 acres of open space in St. George’s Parish. The three undeveloped lots east of Mullet Bay Road and south of Stokes Point Road were gifted to the Society by the owner, who wishes to remain anonymous. Bermuda Audubon Society president Andrew Dobson said, “The... Read more of this article

1,000 Sign Petition Regarding Botanical Gardens

1,000 Sign Petition Regarding Botanical Gardens

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition asking government to immediately halt work on a new maintenance yard in the heart of the Botanical Gardens. Action group Take Back Our Park launched the petition just over four weeks ago to try to persuade government to halt the work, which will involve building two large two story buildings and a three... Read more of this article

Recycling Facility “Will Not Close At This Time”

Recycling Facility “Will Not Close At This Time”

“The Ministry can advise the public that the facility will not close at this time and a more thorough review of our recycling operations will be undertaken,” Minister for Public Works Craig Cannonier said this evening [Mar 5], adding that the public “should continue to put their recyclables out for collection.” This follows after... Read more of this article


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