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Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

The Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of three international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission on Tuesday [Sept 21], including Mark Spalding, Professor Stephen de Mora, and Dr Ana Colaço. A Government spokesperson said, “On September 21, 2021, the Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of three international experts to the Sargasso... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Interview With Choy Aming

Video: BNV Interview With Choy Aming

If you are interested in topics including sharks, marine life and ocean conservation you will want to tune in at 6.00pm this evening [Sept 23] as Choy Aming — one of the island’s foremost experts in the field — is joining Bernews for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series.The live interview replay is below Related... Read more of this article

Brown And Company Install Sensory Garden

Brown And Company Install Sensory Garden

Brown and Company Ltd. recently completed the installation of a new sensory/relaxation garden in the courtyard area of The Department of Child and Adolescent Services at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute. A spokesperson said, “Brown and Company Ltd. is proud to have recently completed the installation of a new sensory/relaxation garden in the courtyard... Read more of this article

New Addition To Bermuda’s Marine Wildlife

New Addition To Bermuda’s Marine Wildlife

In a recent edition of the Envirotalk newsletter, Dr. Mark Outerbridge highlights the cownose ray. Dr. Outerbridge said, “Until recently, Bermuda had two species of resident rays; the spotted eagle ray Aetobatus narinari [locally known as the whip moray], which is typically encountered inshore, and the much larger manta ray Manta birostris, which... Read more of this article

BPB Supports Single-Use Plastics Legislation

BPB Supports Single-Use Plastics Legislation

Beyond Plastic Bermuda [BPB] said they applaud the Government for “their intention to bring legislation forward governing single-use plastics in 2022, and urged the community to “provide their input on the proposed legislation.” A spokesperson said, “Beyond Plastic Bermuda [BPB] is a newly formed collaborative group of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Garden Club’s Flower Flash

Photos & Video: Garden Club’s Flower Flash

With an aim of bringing “awareness to the importance of saving and preserving Bermuda’s open spaces,” members of the Garden Club of Bermuda created five ‘Pond Flowers’ at Eve’s Pond using mostly natural materials. A spokesperson said, “To continue the celebration of The Garden Club of Bermuda’s 100th anniversary... Read more of this article

Aurum Fund Management Donates To BZS

Aurum Fund Management Donates To BZS

Aurum Fund Management Limited has donated $12,500 to the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] to aid in the creation of a saltwater pond to support the growth of Black Mangroves on Trunk Island. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society is happy to announce that Aurum Fund Management Limited have donated $12,500 to the creation of a saltwater... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Pink Longtail With Flag

Wallpaper Wednesday: Pink Longtail With Flag

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features the Bermuda longtail with soft accents of the Bermuda flag incorporated in the bird’s wings.The design is also available below as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday for our latest free phone wallpaper download.To access... Read more of this article

PwC Receives Validation For Climate Targets

PwC Receives Validation For Climate Targets

PwC has announced that the the Science Based Targets initiative [SBTi] has “validated PwC’s targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in absolute terms from 2019 levels by 2030 in line with a 1.5 degree scenario.” A spokesperson said, “PwC announced it received validation for its science-based targets and reaffirmed its commitment... Read more of this article

Consultation Opens On Single Use Plastics

Consultation Opens On Single Use Plastics

The Government has opened a public consultation on regulating single-use plastics in Bermuda, with people invited to “send written comments, suggestions or concerns regarding the planned timetable and scope of the proposed legislation on regulating single-use plastics” by September 30th.The Government of Bermuda Citizens Forum website said,... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Marine Spatial Plan Objectives

Bermuda’s Marine Spatial Plan Objectives

The Principles, Goals, and Objectives for Bermuda’s Marine Spatial Plan [MSP], approved by the BOPP Steering Committee, is now available to be viewed by the public. A spokesperson said, “The Principles, Goals, and Objectives define the purpose and desired results of Bermuda’s MSP. To view the document please visit here.“Marine Spatial... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Butterfly On Flower

Wallpaper Wednesday: Butterfly On Flower

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series shows a close up view of one of the island’s smaller residents, with this phone wallpaper/lock screen featuring an image of a Bermuda butterfly sitting on a flower.The design is also available below as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday... Read more of this article

Paper Suggests Outdoor Balloon Release Ban

Paper Suggests Outdoor Balloon Release Ban

Passing a law to “ban the release of helium-filled balloons outdoors” is one of the proposals contained in the “regulating single-use plastics in Bermuda” policy paper, which the Government has released for consultation. In providing a “summary of the actions that should be taken in Bermuda now, based on a review of similar jurisdictions... Read more of this article