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BELCO Files Integrated Resource Plan With EC

BELCO Files Integrated Resource Plan With EC

BELCO has today submitted an Integrated Resources Plan [IRP] to the Energy Commission, saying that the “IRP is a technical and economic analysis of future energy mix options for Bermuda aligning with the objectives of The National Electricity Sector Policy of Bermuda.” “Based on extensive analyses, the IRP suggests transitioning to... Read more of this article

Bermuda National Trust Annual Awards Event

Bermuda National Trust Annual Awards Event

“The Bermuda National Trust celebrated the work of a number of individuals and organisations at the Annual Awards ceremony held in the Bermuda Room at Elbow Beach under the sponsorship of Butterfield & Vallis and Jim and Debbie Butterfield. A spokesperson said, “The packed hall saw prestigious certificates and trophies presented by His... Read more of this article

Photos: Greenrock Eco-School Award Ceremony

Photos: Greenrock Eco-School Award Ceremony

Greenrock recently held their annual Eco-School Award Ceremony, with the programme seeing fifteen schools participate, impacting approximately 5,000 students. Shadow Minister of Education Lovitta Foggo said, “The Greenrock initiative is an excellent programme which creates awareness and an appreciation in our young students regarding the environment,... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Beekeepers had to be called to remove a bee swarm today [June 23], with a large group of bees having swarmed on branches of a tree located on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Elliot Street.Apparently a passing pedestrian noticed the swarm this morning and reported it to Corporation of Hamilton, who arranged for it to be removed, with beekeepers Lewell... Read more of this article

“Kids On The Reef” Educational Programme

“Kids On The Reef” Educational Programme

“Despite living walking distance to the shoreline, many Bermudian young people have never seen the world just beneath the waves. With no exposure to the wonder and excitement of the ocean, how would Bermuda’s future generations appreciate their own big blue backyard?” – I Am Water Foundation. The Bermuda Zoological Society, and lead sponsor... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Gombey’ On Government House Lawn

Photos: ‘Gombey’ On Government House Lawn

Adding a uniquely Bermudian flare to the Government House lawn, gardeners at the grounds recently created the outline of a Gombey’s head on the property. Government House said it was created for the Bermuda Day holiday and will be removed following Bermuda Heroes Weekend, which gets underway this Friday and continues through June 20. Related... Read more of this article

‘Keep Bermuda’s Waters Beautiful, Clean & Safe’

‘Keep Bermuda’s Waters Beautiful, Clean & Safe’

“Bermuda’s blue ocean waters are one of this country’s most beautiful and prized asset” and “it is the responsibility of every citizen to care for our ocean,” Minister of Environment Cole Simons in the House of Assembly today [June 10]. “I specifically would like to remind boaters of their responsibility under the laws... Read more of this article

Cameras To Gather Evidence of Illegal Dumping

Cameras To Gather Evidence of Illegal Dumping

[Updated with video] The Ministry of Public Works intends to use cameras to gather photographic evidence of illegal dumping, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier said in the House of Assembly today [June 10]. “Illegal dumping is the crime of disposing of solid wastes at locations other than those licensed to accept wastes,” the Minister... Read more of this article

Fishermen Using Experimental Lionfish Traps

Fishermen Using Experimental Lionfish Traps

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is advising the public that several commercial fishermen will be using “experimental lionfish traps” this summer, and said boaters are asked to be careful to avoid these traps. Currently, traps are located east of St. David’s Head in approximately 25-28 fathoms [150-168ft] of water; however,... Read more of this article

BAMZ Holds Grand Re-Opening Of Hall & Shop

BAMZ Holds Grand Re-Opening Of Hall & Shop

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo held an official opening for their renovated Aquarium Hall and new retail shop “Scales and Tales.” A cocktail hour and an official opening ceremony, showcasing the new setting to invited guests, was held last night, with Minister of Environment Cole Simons on hand to cut the ribbon and declare the Aquarium... Read more of this article

Emissions Control CEO Smith Speaks In Tanzania

Emissions Control CEO Smith Speaks In Tanzania

Donal Smith, CEO of Bermuda Emissions Controls, recently provided the welcoming remarks at the opening ceremony of the Africa Sustainable Development Conference in Tanzania. Mr. Smith shared the Conference Platform with the Counselor of the Chinese Embassy, The Director of the UNESCO Heritage Foundation and the Prime Minister of Tanzania. Donal Smith... Read more of this article

Boating Public Urged To Safeguard Nesting Sites

Boating Public Urged To Safeguard Nesting Sites

The Ministry of the Environment is urging Bermuda’s boating public to safeguard the nesting sites of Bermuda’s critically endangered Common Tern, saying that nesting sites are marked with ‘No Landing’ signs, and if disturbed, any chicks that fall into the water will drown. “Currently numbering just five nesting pairs, terns lay... Read more of this article

$23,299 Raised In BEST 74th Birthday Campaign

$23,299 Raised In BEST 74th Birthday Campaign

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST]  has raised $23,299 to date towards its goal of $25,000 in support of Stuart Hayward’s 74th Birthday Campaign and his legacy of environmental advocacy in Bermuda. “62 BEST friends have assisted BEST in reaching its goal and with the campaign ending on June 10th, BEST is looking for 12... Read more of this article