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AFP Donates Tree To Mark Philanthropy Day

AFP Donates Tree To Mark Philanthropy Day

AFP Bermuda marked National Philanthropy Day last week by honouring the Bank of Bermuda Foundation by donating a cedar tree in the Foundation’s honour here at Verdmont, one of the National Trust properties most affected by the recent storms. Am AFP spokesperson said, “This will become an annual event, recognising a person or organization involved... Read more of this article

Dr Gibbons Speaks At Bermuda Energy Summit

Dr Gibbons Speaks At Bermuda Energy Summit

Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons gave an opening address at the Bermuda Energy Summit held at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel today [Nov 13], saying that the Summit was about “what’s best for Bermuda.” In his speech, Dr. Gibbons said, “As most of you may be aware, energy is a complex issue. It’s an... Read more of this article

Remembering The Life Of The ‘Ocean Vet’

Remembering The Life Of The ‘Ocean Vet’

[Written by John Manderson] Where do I begin? How do I find the words? How do you even begin to describe the impact that one person can have not on your own life, but on an entire country? A man larger than life, who gave 110% all the time, his energy, focus and drive completely infectious. You could not spend any time around Neil without your sprits... Read more of this article

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