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Bermuda Mourns The Loss Of Dr. Neil Burnie

Bermuda Mourns The Loss Of Dr. Neil Burnie

The island is today mourning the loss of Dr. Neil Burnie, the well-known veterinarian and colourful character with an unmatched passion for Bermuda’s marine wildlife. Dr. Burnie died following a tragic marine accident today [Nov 11], getting into difficulty while free diving off the waters of Horseshoe Bay. The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre... Read more of this article

Dr Neil Burnie Dies In Marine Incident

Dr Neil Burnie Dies In Marine Incident

[Updated] Police have confirmed that a man died during what they said was a “marine accident” in the waters off of Horseshoe Bay today [Nov 11]. Police are expected to release further details later today, and we will update as able.Update 2.14pm: The police have just officially named the victim as Dr. Neil Burnie, who was a well-known... Read more of this article

Clarien Staff Continue Reforestation Project

Clarien Staff Continue Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank continued its community reforestation project today [Nov 10] —  which aims to help restore the island following the impact of the recent storms —  by planting Bermuda Cedars, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings at WindReach Bermuda. Clarien employees joined the WindReach staff in planting the saplings in an effort to help make... Read more of this article

“Troubled Waters” Lecture To Be Held Tonight

“Troubled Waters” Lecture To Be Held Tonight

At 7.30pm this evening [Nov 10] the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and the Bermuda Audubon Society will present a lecture by artist Bruce Pearson titled “Troubled Waters: Trailing the Albatross and Cahow, an Artist’s Journey.” Mr. Pearson first voyaged to the Southern Ocean over 35 years ago to study albatrosses and other seabirds.... Read more of this article

IWC Donate $1,760 To ‘Keep Bermuda Buzzing’

IWC Donate $1,760 To ‘Keep Bermuda Buzzing’

The International Women’s Club Bermuda recently presented a cheque for $1,760.00 to assist BEST’s Keep Bermuda Buzzing campaign. A spokesperson said, “With the bee population being dealt another blow with the recent hurricanes and the loss of local habitats and flora, the work of BEST’s [Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce] Keep... Read more of this article

BEST’s Reaction To The 2014 Throne Speech

BEST’s Reaction To The 2014 Throne Speech

The Bermuda Environmental and Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has responded to the 2014 Throne Speech saying that while they are disappointed that there was no mention of Southlands becoming a public parkland or of pesticide-related issues, there “was much we can comment positively on.” The full statement from BEST is below: Of course we... Read more of this article

Future Of Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone

Future Of Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone

The Government has released the report on the future of Bermuda’s marine Exclusive Economic Zone [EEZ], saying that “it is premature to establish a firm or definitive position on the future of the EEZ at this time.” A spokesperson said, “This report outlines the major findings and conclusions arising from the public consultation that... Read more of this article

Screening Of Where The Whales Sing At BUEI

Screening Of Where The Whales Sing At BUEI

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is getting set to host a screening of Where the Whales Sing at 6pm on Thursday [Nov 13] at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI].The screening is part of the department’s Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series. Andrew Stevenson started his research on humpbacks in 2007. His visual... Read more of this article

Chewstick Releases “Beachfest Green” Report

Chewstick Releases “Beachfest Green” Report

A waste impact report on Bermuda’s Beachfest Emancipation Celebration has been released, outlining some of the key findings surrounding the environmental challenges and successes of this popular annual event. “When we officially started Beachfest in 2006, it was as a response to the longstanding Bermuda tradition of going to Horseshoe Bay for Emancipation... Read more of this article

Have You Lost A Parrot? One Found Today

Have You Lost A Parrot? One Found Today

If your parrot happens to have gone missing, please contact the Bermuda Museum, Aquarium and Zoo’s Dr. Ian Walker [via 333-6062] to arrange collection. The parrot was found by a member of the public in the Jubilee Road, Devonshire area and is now in the care of the Bermuda Museum, Aquarium and Zoo, who said it appears to be someone’s pet,... Read more of this article