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Algae Bloom Could Be To Blame For Dead Fish

Algae Bloom Could Be To Blame For Dead Fish

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment said they have “received several reports of fish ‘die-offs’ occurring recently in the inshore waters of the Island. “Reports began on Saturday, May 9th regarding the discovery of dead red-eared sardines [also known as pilchards] in the region of Shelly Bay, Hamilton Parish,”... Read more of this article

Minister: Importation Of “Roundup” Suspended

Minister: Importation Of “Roundup” Suspended

“Following a recent scientific study carried out by a leading cancer agency, the importation of weed spray ‘Roundup’ has been suspended,” Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden said today [May 11]. The Minister said, “The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment is committed to promoting safe practices... Read more of this article

Global Big Day Aims To Track Birds Worldwide

Global Big Day Aims To Track Birds Worldwide

The Bermuda Audubon Society is encouraging the public to take part in the inaugral Global Big Day today [May 9], which aims to see how many of the world’s 10,000+ bird species can be seen and entered into online tracker eBird. Those wishing to take part will need to register an eBird account on the official website. The eBird website says, “May... Read more of this article

New Tawny Frogmouth Chicks At BAMZ

New Tawny Frogmouth Chicks At BAMZ

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo is now playing host to two new inhabitants, a pair of tawny frogmouth chicks born approximately one month ago to parents Kermit and Duane, inhabitants of the Australasia exhibit. The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] newsletter said, “These two adorable Tawny Frogmouth chicks hatched about a month ago and are... Read more of this article

Argus Donates To School Aquaculture Program

Argus Donates To School Aquaculture Program

The Argus Group today [May 7] announces its support of Sandys Middle School’s aquaculture programme. Launched this school year and known as the Fish Farm programme, it aims to give students a hands-on learning experience in the growing and selling of tilapia. The Argus donation helped the school purchase aquaculture equipment, tanks, measuring tools... Read more of this article

Over 70 People Clean-Up John Smith’s Bay

Over 70 People Clean-Up John Smith’s Bay

A large group of over 70 people — including Saltus students, their family members and Saltus staff — turned out  on Saturday, 25th April, to clean up John Smith’s Bay as part of Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s “Adopt-A-Spot” initiative. The clean-up was organized by S4 teacher Erika Powell, who said,  “In total we collected the... Read more of this article

Sandys School Aquaculture Programme Success

Sandys School Aquaculture Programme Success

Sandys Secondary Middle School has created a facility for the production of tilapia and the training of students in fish farming, Minister Jeanne Atherden said today, adding that “the second achievement is the successful breeding of tilapia broodstock to produce the first tilapia fry for rearing for consumption in the local marketplace.” Speaking... Read more of this article

Resident & MP Remove Trees Hanging In Road

Resident & MP Remove Trees Hanging In Road

After seeing a vehicle drive over the line to avoid overhanging trees on St David’s Road, area resident and business owner David Roque made calls to express his safety concerns, and after he was unsuccessful in getting the trees cut, Mr Roque took matters into his own hands and went out yesterday [April 29] and cut the trees himself.Mr Roque... Read more of this article

2500+ People Sign Take Back Our Park Petition

2500+ People Sign Take Back Our Park Petition

More than 2,500 people have now signed a petition calling for work on a new Parks maintenance yard in the middle of the Botanical Gardens to be halted. “And two weeks after publicly calling for any impact reports into the work to be released, campaign group Take Back Our Park [TBOP] has yet to hear from anyone in Government,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

HSBC Bank’s ‘FreshWater Watchers’ Programme

HSBC Bank’s ‘FreshWater Watchers’ Programme

On 22 April, Earth Day, approximately twenty HSBC staff volunteers were trained as Bermuda’s first ‘FreshWater Watchers.’ In partnership with Earthwatch, this initiative supports the Global HSBC Water Programme which engages almost 7,500 HSBC staff volunteers worldwide to help facilitate global water research. The team of HSBC ‘FreshWater Watchers’... Read more of this article

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