Hashtag: #Greaseballs

Ministry: There Is No Seawater Quality Concern

Ministry: There Is No Seawater Quality Concern

The Ministry of Health and Seniors said they have “investigated and confirmed a report of greaseballs on Grape Bay beach,” adding that they test seawater samples and ”currently there is no seawater quality concern at Grape Bay or any other location.” A reader emailed in the photo below, which they said was taken this week at... Read more of this article

Grease Interceptors To Be Mandatory Island-Wide

Grease Interceptors To Be Mandatory Island-Wide

The Ministry of Health and Seniors is advising that effective September 2017 all commercial food establishments in Bermuda must equip their kitchen with an “approved type and adequately sized grease interceptor,” saying that this will “allow for the proper disposal of Fats, Oils and Greases [FOG] and thus minimise the chance of greaseballs”. “This... Read more of this article

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Over the past six months, the Government has put in place several interim measures to reduce the amount of Fats, Oils, Grease [FOG] and other unacceptable material in the island’s sewage waste stream. This FOG in the wastewater can solidify to create the so-called “greaseballs” that sometimes wash ashore from the Seabright outfall on South Shore... Read more of this article

“Greaseballs” Wash Up At Grape Bay Again

“Greaseballs” Wash Up At Grape Bay Again

Following the incident two weeks ago, additional “greaseballs” washed up at Grape Bay Beach in Paget again today [May 2]. A Government spokesperson said, “This morning a Department of Parks team was alerted to the presence of greaseballs on Grape Bay and immediately investigated several South Shore beaches and removed the grease balls... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP Atherden On DeSilva’s Response

Opinion: MP Atherden On DeSilva’s Response

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Jeanne Atherden] Shadow Health Minister Zane DeSilva has been criticising the One Bermuda Alliance government for its response to the problem Bermuda has with sewage outfall greaseballs washing up on the beaches. “Today,” he said, “the OBA’s version of the truth has been blown out of the water and now our people,... Read more of this article

Health Dept: Proper Grease Removal Methods

Health Dept: Proper Grease Removal Methods

The Department of Health, in conjunction with the Corporation of Hamilton, issued a reminder for estaurants about how they can “properly dispose of their Fats, Oils and Greases and thus minimise the chance of effluent from the Seabright pipe binding together and washing in-shore in the form of greaseballs”.The issue was spotlighted recently... Read more of this article

Greenrock: Let’s Work Together & Do Right Thing

Greenrock: Let’s Work Together & Do Right Thing

Our sewage problems are not going to go away on their own, and hiding our heads in our pink Bermuda sand not an option, “especially when there are some strange and even disgusting things washing up onto that sand,” Greenrock said today. The issue has been in the headlines recently following the U.S. Consulate issuing a “Security Message”... Read more of this article

Kim Swan: ‘Need To Move Quickly & Proactively’

Kim Swan: ‘Need To Move Quickly & Proactively’

“In addition to the public relations crisis, Bermuda needs to move quickly and proactively to assure the world that we will take steps to discontinue pumping raw sewage to sea,” former Opposition Leader Kim Swan said. The issue has been in the headlines recently following the U.S. Consulate issuing a “Security Message” entitled “Contaminated... Read more of this article

Govt: Water Quality Well Within Safety Standards

Govt: Water Quality Well Within Safety Standards

The water quality at all beaches tested was well within the safety standards for swimming and no further “greaseballs” have been found, the Government said today. The Ministry said, “Yesterday [Apr 16] beach water quality samples were taken by Department of Health officials at Elbow Beach, Grape Bay, Warwick Long Bay, Horseshoe Bay,... Read more of this article

OBA, PLP Trade Words On Sewage, Propaganda

OBA, PLP Trade Words On Sewage, Propaganda

The OBA has accused the PLP of having their “propaganda machine in full swing over the issue of sewage being pumped out to sea,” while the PLP said that “instead of complaining about press releases the OBA should get on with solving the problem.” The issue has been in the headlines recently following the U.S. Consulate issuing... Read more of this article

Ministry Provides Update On “Greaseball” Issue

Ministry Provides Update On “Greaseball” Issue

The Ministry of Health and Environment provided the an update regarding the “greaseballs” which have been spotted washing ashore this week on several South Shore beaches.The full statement from the Ministry is below: The Ministry of Health and Environment would like to provide the general public with an update regarding greaseballs which... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

“Today, the OBA’s version of the truth has been blown out of the water and now our people, beaches, our sea life and our tourism economy are paying the price for their lies and inaction,” Shadow Minister of Health Zane DeSilva said today [Apr 15]. Mr. DeSilva’s comments come after what Health & Environment Minister Trevor Moniz... Read more of this article