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Bermuda Turtle Project Celebrating 50 Years

Bermuda Turtle Project Celebrating 50 Years

The Bermuda Turtle Project [BTP] said they are “excited to be kicking-off our 50th celebrations in conjunction with the Bermuda Post Office release of a First Day Cover stamp issue featuring sea turtles of Bermuda and our 50 years of work.” “Collaborating with the Stamp Design Advisory Committee has been a pleasure and we are confident... Read more of this article

‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’

‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’

On Monday [April 2], a local vessel reported a “migrating whale found distressed with entanglement in rope or wire” and it was concluded that Bermuda at this time, “lacked the necessary specialist equipment to assist the whale.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “A local vessel on Challenger Bank,... Read more of this article

Video: Family Films Hammerhead Shark

Video: Family Films Hammerhead Shark

A family said they found themselves privy to a rare sight as they paddle boarded close to Flatts Inlet recently, as a shark made a surprisingly close approach that they were able to catch on video, which went viral after being posted on social media. Julie Compton told Bernews, “It was Monday afternoon, with myself and my husband Jim paddle boarding... Read more of this article

Queen Noor & Prince Albert To Speak At Summit

Queen Noor & Prince Albert To Speak At Summit

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Queen Noor of Jordan have been added to the speakers list for the Ocean Risk Summit, which is set to take place at the Fairmont Southampton next month.The event will be held from May 8- 10th, and will see leaders from across the political, economic, environmental and risk sectors attend the event Ocean Risk Summit. The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Carlos Amaral of Amaral Farms, who is pictured below with the Acting Governor. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies travelled on Tuesday evening’s British Airways flight to London... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘Velella Velella’ On Bermuda’s Shoreline

Govt: ‘Velella Velella’ On Bermuda’s Shoreline

[Updated with video] The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is advising that large numbers of the By-the-wind sailor Velella velella have washed up on Bermuda’s shoreline in the past few days. “This follows speculation and concern from various members of the public that these are the venomous Portuguese-Man-of-War,” the... Read more of this article

Video: PBS Features Bermuda Shipwrecks Again

Video: PBS Features Bermuda Shipwrecks Again

PBS’s recurring News Hour Programme has featured Bermuda’s shipwrecks for a second time during the Art and Culture segment. The topic is The Bermuda 100 Challenge, which is a joint initiative between the Bermuda Government’s Marine Heritage Section of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Look Bermuda and University of California... Read more of this article

Video: PBS Features Bermuda Shipwrecks

Video: PBS Features Bermuda Shipwrecks

Some of Bermuda’s shipwrecks have been featured on PBS’s recurring News Hour Programme, in the Art and Culture segment. The topic is The Bermuda 100 Challenge, which is a joint initiative between the Bermuda Government’s Marine Heritage Section of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Look Bermuda and University of California San... Read more of this article

Weather: Earth Hour Celebrations Postponed

Weather: Earth Hour Celebrations Postponed

The annual Earth Hour Celebrations were due to take place in Dockyard this weekend, however due to the high winds and inclement weather forecast for this weekend, the organisers said they have postponed all entertainment and activities until next month on the eve of Earth Day. A spokesperson said, “Greenrock would like to remind the entire community... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks To Be Featured On PBS

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks To Be Featured On PBS

In the coming days, some of Bermuda’s shipwrecks will be featured on PBS’s recurring News Hour Programme, in the Art and Culture segment. The topic is The Bermuda 100 Challenge, which is a joint initiative between the Bermuda Government’s Marine Heritage Section of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Look Bermuda and... Read more of this article

BEST: New Executive Director & Board Members

BEST: New Executive Director & Board Members

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has announced that Kim Smith has assumed the role of Executive Director at the beginning of this year, upon the retirement of long-serving Chief Advocacy Officer, Stuart Hayward. A spokesperson said, “Kim first met Stuart Hayward in 2007 when they worked together on the Southlands campaign... Read more of this article

Greenrock, BNT Not Pleased With ATV Decision

Greenrock, BNT Not Pleased With ATV Decision

“The Minister’s decision to allow ATV’s to operate in the West End on a trial basis flies in the face of the public consultation with only two out of 628 submissions being in support of it,” Greenrock said, adding that they “note with dismay the precedent setting nature of this decision.” Minister Approves One Year Licence This... Read more of this article

Ag Show Entry Forms Deadline Is March 16

Ag Show Entry Forms Deadline Is March 16

As plans are well underway for the 2018 Exhibition, AG Show Ltd. said they would like to remind the public that the deadline to submit entry forms is  5.00pm on Friday, March 16th. All forms are to be returned to the Exhibition Office. The 2018 Exhibition is set to take place from April 19-21 at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens in Paget. One of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article