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BTA To Help Beautify Local Neighbourhoods

BTA To Help Beautify Local Neighbourhoods

Local residents looking to beautify their neighbourhoods can now participate in an initiative managed by the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA]. Today the BTA launched the Neighbourhood Beautification Project, inviting the public to submit applications online to receive support in beautifying their neighbourhood. Successful submissions will get the tools... Read more of this article

Cahow Hatched On Camera Named ‘Tempest’

Cahow Hatched On Camera Named ‘Tempest’

The Cahow chick — who played the starring role during an online live stream — has officially been named “Tempest” by Elizabeth Madeiros, daughter of chief conservation officer Jeremy Madeiros. “He was named after William Shakespeare’s Tempest play which was in turn based upon Bermuda’s founding wreck the Sea... Read more of this article

Group Commends Clean Up After Bermuda Day

Group Commends Clean Up After Bermuda Day

The Green Cooperative Bermuda said they “would like to thank the people of Bermuda and commend the Corporation of Hamilton’s team for the stellar work done to clean-up the City after the Bermuda Day parade and annual festivities.” “It is evident that the public is becoming increasingly aware of the need for a cleaner Bermuda... Read more of this article

Emissions Control’s Donal Smith Visits St. Lucia

Emissions Control’s Donal Smith Visits St. Lucia

Donal Smith, the CEO of Bermuda Emissions Control, was in St. Lucia recently to discuss the many environmental issues confronting the Caribbean islands and to propose the introduction of Emission Control Stations. During his visit, Mr. Smith met with the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Kenny Anthony, [pictured left], and Sir Edwin Carrington, the former... Read more of this article

Science Conference: 100-150 People Expected

Science Conference: 100-150 People Expected

A Bermudian biomedical science lecturer in the United Kingdom is organising an international conference of scientists to convene in Bermuda, and between 100 and 150 attendees are expected to attend the conference, which will be held from November 8-11, 2016. In 1996, scientists from the United Kingdom and the United States met in Bermuda to create the... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Bees Swarm Two Windows

Photos & Videos: Bees Swarm Two Windows

[Updated with video] Bernews experienced a somewhat unusual occurrence today [May 29], with a bevy of bees having swarmed two windows. While attempting to make arrangements to have the bees safely removed, we took the opportunity to film them since they did take it upon themselves to land right in camera view.As far as removing bees, if you find yourself... Read more of this article

Homeschoolers Help Clean Up Ahead Of Event

Homeschoolers Help Clean Up Ahead Of Event

Alongside Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] and Plastic Tides, twenty students from the Bermuda Homeschool Group recently cleaned up the 9 Beaches/Daniels Head Beach Park site in preparation for the inaugural Devil’s Isle Challenge. A spokesperson said, “They collected 13 bags of trash and two bags of recycling to be taken away from the site,... Read more of this article

Saltus Grammar School Turns To Solar Power

Saltus Grammar School Turns To Solar Power

Energy costs at Saltus Grammar School are set to plummet as it embarks on a project to harness the power of the sun and become even more environmentally conscious. This summer the school will install 212 SunPower panels which will produce approximately 100,000kWhs per year and supply energy to the main building. According to Tim Madeiros, whose company... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Screen Episode 7 Of ‘Ocean Vet’

BUEI Talks To Screen Episode 7 Of ‘Ocean Vet’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Gass Productions will present episode seven of the ongoing “Ocean Vet” series at an installment of the BUEI Talks series on May 23 and May 26. The screening of the episode – titled “The Black Grouper” and narrated by actor Michael Douglas – will be held at 7.30pm... Read more of this article

Large Quantity Of Corn & Broccoli Stolen

Large Quantity Of Corn & Broccoli Stolen

[Updated] A large quantity of corn and broccoli was stolen from fields in Devonshire and Smith’s, with an Agricultural Officer saying that the quantity that was stolen indicates the “perpetrator[s] are looking to sell the stolen produce.” An email was sent out by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to store managers and others... Read more of this article

BEST: Cross Island Suggestions Not Revealed

BEST: Cross Island Suggestions Not Revealed

Since WEDCo held its first public consultation meeting on the end-uses for the Cross Island landfill a list of the suggestions put forward has not been publicly revealed which “suggests that  WEDCo is setting itself up to repeat the mis-steps that resulted in the Supreme Court quashing their original application,” the Bermuda Environmental... Read more of this article

“Most Beautiful Pink Sand Beaches In World”

“Most Beautiful Pink Sand Beaches In World”

Bermuda has secured two of the positions in MSN’s recent look at “The Eight Most Beautiful Pink Sand Beaches in the World,” with both Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay Beach making the cut. The story said, “What makes a pink sand beach – a million pieces of shattered coral? A trick of the eye and the light? On Harbour Island... Read more of this article

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