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Video: Parks Test Propane Powered Mower

Video: Parks Test Propane Powered Mower

Minister of Public Works, Patricia Gordon-Pamplin recently attended a test trial display of a new Toro propane powered professional rider mower being used by the Parks Department. Bermuda Gas has offered the machine on a free trial basis for three months with the Department of Parks only responsible for the cost of the fuel used.The Minister said,... Read more of this article

BAMZ Welcomes Three New Tammar Wallabies

BAMZ Welcomes Three New Tammar Wallabies

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo [BAMZ] recently acquired three wild Tammar Wallabies, including two males and a female, all in an effort to help New Zealand to control the population of the species in that country. The BAMZ newsletter said, “Our three new Tammar Wallabies were part of a population control effort in New Zealand; we just love... Read more of this article

Chief Justice Makes Ruling: Tucker’s Point SDO

Chief Justice Makes Ruling: Tucker’s Point SDO

[Updated w/corrected information] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they have “achieved success in its appeal against the Home Affairs Minister regarding Tucker’s Point Club and said they look forward to a new hearing on TPC’s applications.” The Ministry of Home Affairs initially issued a statement... Read more of this article

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

The Chief Justice has just issued a stay of the work to transplant the trees on Ewing Street, and the City of Hamilton said they have “not yet had the opportunity to present any information to the courts” and “look forward to clarifying the issues to the courts at the earliest opportunity.” This follows after yesterday’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Selects Sargasso Sea Commissioners

Bermuda Selects Sargasso Sea Commissioners

Today [Aug 6] the Government of Bermuda revealed the names of the first Sargasso Sea Commission, which will exercise a stewardship role for the Sargasso Sea and keep the health, productivity, and resilience of this unique open-ocean ecosystem under continual review as mandated by the Hamilton Declaration. A spokesperson said, “The five Commissioners,... Read more of this article

Locals Urged Not To Buy Turtles As Film Looms

Locals Urged Not To Buy Turtles As Film Looms

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is set to be released internationally this week, arousing fears that living turtles could become unwitting victims in the process; the original movie, released in 1990, was associated with a spike in the turtle pet trade and subsequent release of turtles, especially young red-eared sliders, known scientifically... Read more of this article

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It was heartening to see that some residents of Ewing Street, along with the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST], took the initiative to defend the street’s trees yesterday [Aug 5]. While it’s true the City of Hamilton did advertise their imminent removal, this advertisement ran in... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Objections Over Removal Of Trees

Photos/Video: Objections Over Removal Of Trees

[Updated: Protest ends after area MP Walton Brown steps in] Area residents plus a few people from the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] gathered on Ewing Street this morning [Aug 5] to protest the removal of trees on Ewing Street by the Corporation of Hamilton. BEST previously raised their objections to this, and speaking today... Read more of this article

BEST Comments On Bermudiana Beach Resort

BEST Comments On Bermudiana Beach Resort

BEST said they are “pleased to see that the resurrection of the development formerly known as Grand Atlantic is taking shape,” saying the latest plans for the project, renamed Bermudiana Beach Resort, “appears to us set to transform the boxy, gray, stone buildings into pastel-hued and livable tourist residences.” The Grand Atlantic... Read more of this article

BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has stated that they are “disappointed to hear that the Corporation of Hamilton [CoH] is moving ahead with its plan to remove mature trees and will attempt to transplant them twice, as part of a plan to widen the passageway on eastern Ewing Street in Hamilton.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article


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