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Senator: ‘Public Have Seen Very Little Action’

Senator: ‘Public Have Seen Very Little Action’

“I am hopeful that in the coming weeks we will finally get some movement on this critical issue before another person or beloved pet is attacked by an out-of-control dog,” Opposition Senate Leader Robin Tucker said. Senator Tucker said, “Last Wednesday in the Senate, the Junior Minister of Home Affairs, Senator Lindsay Simmons, responded... Read more of this article

New US CDC Measures For Dogs Effective Aug 1

New US CDC Measures For Dogs Effective Aug 1

The Ministry of Home Affairs advised the public that effective August 1, 2024, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] will implement new border protection measures to reduce the risk of rabies-infected dogs entering the USA. A Government spokesperson said, “The USA continues to view Bermuda as a low-risk jurisdiction,... Read more of this article

BUEI To Feature Frogfish At Kids Hour Event

BUEI To Feature Frogfish At Kids Hour Event

The mystifying Frog Fish will be the focus for The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’ on June 15th. A spokesperson said, “Kids Hours Saturdays’ [KHS] takes place every third Saturday of the month at 11am and 2pm respectively. Each hour features the screening of short films followed by a book reading... Read more of this article

SPCA Urges Pet Owners To Ensure Pet Safety

SPCA Urges Pet Owners To Ensure Pet Safety

As the summer season continues, the Bermuda SPCA is reminding pet owners about the importance of keeping their pets safe during outdoor activities. A spokesperson said, “With the heat and increased outdoor time, pets face various risks such as heatstroke, dehydration, and paw pad burns.” “Tips for Keeping Pets Safe: Hydration: Always... Read more of this article

City Urges Dog Owners To Clean Up

City Urges Dog Owners To Clean Up

The City of Hamilton is reminding dog owners to please pick up after their pet, saying it is “disheartening when we hear reports of people’s encounters with dog waste on our streets.” A spokesperson said, “It is an offence under the Dogs Act 2008 not to clean up after your dog, and offenders will be liable to fines. Subject to subsections... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Cute Frog Watercolor

Wallpaper Wednesday: Cute Frog Watercolor

Indulge in the charm of this adorable frog against a watercolor backdrop, showcased in the latest installment of Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image or Instagram story. You... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Longtails At Cooper’s Island

Photos: Bermuda Longtails At Cooper’s Island

The photo gallery below shows a look at some of breathtaking beauty of Bermuda’s longtails, with a number of them recently seen in Cooper’s Island in the East End. The Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources describes the longtail by saying, “The White-tailed Tropicbird is almost always known in Bermuda has the ‘Longtail’... Read more of this article

Animal Wardens Complete ACCA Training

Animal Wardens Complete ACCA Training

The Ministry of Home Affairs advised that Officers from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Animal Control Section recently completed a specialized Basic Animal Control Officer Certification training provided by the Animal Control and Care Academy [ACCA]. Applying one of several dog muzzle types. A Government spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Bermuda SPCA Appoints New Leadership Team

Bermuda SPCA Appoints New Leadership Team

The Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [SPCA] announced the appointment of Kim White as President, LaKeitha Cunningham as Vice President, and April Augustus as Executive Director. A spokesperson said, “Kim White brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to animal welfare to his new role as President. With a background... Read more of this article

New System For BZS Aqua Camp Registration

New System For BZS Aqua Camp Registration

As part of their ongoing efforts to improve access to summer Aqua Camps, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] has made significant changes to the online registration process. A spokesperson said, “For the 2024 Aqua Camps, registration will be conducted through a lottery process, rather than on a “first come, first served” basis. The online... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks: ‘A Big Year For Birds In Bermuda’

BUEI Talks: ‘A Big Year For Birds In Bermuda’

In collaboration with the Bermuda Audubon Society, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will host the BUEI Talk: ‘2023: A Big Year for Birds in Bermuda’ presented by Dr. Miguel Mejias on Thursday, February 8th at 7:30pm at the Tradewinds Auditorium A spokesperson said, “During his informative talk, Dr. Mejias will present his... Read more of this article

Video: Sea Turtle ‘Scotti’ Released Into Wild

Video: Sea Turtle ‘Scotti’ Released Into Wild

After being discovered “disoriented and cold-stunned” in Canada last November, a green sea turtle named ‘Scotti’ has been successfully rehabilitated in Bermuda and released back into the wild. The Bermuda Zoological Society posted the video below on Instagram and said, “A disoriented and cold-stunned green sea turtle found... Read more of this article

Robin Tucker: ‘We Need Solutions And Action’

Robin Tucker: ‘We Need Solutions And Action’

“Why hasn’t Minister Roban shared with the public why new changes to the law regarding dangerous dogs are yet to be implemented?” Opposition Senate Leader Robin Tucker asked. Senator Tucker said, “For several years, the public has been hearing pledges from Minister Roban that legislation will be tabled to help address the increasing... Read more of this article

Update On 2024 Cahow Breeding Season

Update On 2024 Cahow Breeding Season

The Nonsuch Expeditions website provided an update on the 2024 breeding season of the critically endangered Cahow, saying that it has “entered what is arguably it’s most exciting phase, with the return of the breeding pairs.” Senior Terrestrial Conservation Officer Jeremy Madeiros said, “The 2024 breeding season of the Bermuda... Read more of this article

First Humpback Whale Of 2024 Identified

First Humpback Whale Of 2024 Identified

The WhalesBermuda team has made the first identification of a humpback whale in 2024, with the sighting of a whale that had previously been seen in 2016. Andrew Stevenson said, “Saturday was finally a calm but overcast, chilly winter day. We spent ten hours on the water and found and identified one whale, a whale we had previously seen on April... Read more of this article

SeaGlass Clinical’s Animal Assisted Therapy

SeaGlass Clinical’s Animal Assisted Therapy

[Written by Shay-Dawn Burgess] I have been an Educational Therapist with the Ministry of Education for the past 15 years. There have been some challenging times, and I am always on the lookout for new methods to assist me in my never-ending endeavor to help my students make better choices. Enter: The Henagulph Team. Consisting of Dr Sebastian Henagulph,... Read more of this article