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Butterfield Announces 2023 Sustainability Impact

Butterfield Announces 2023 Sustainability Impact

The 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], Recycle Bermuda, and supported by Aspen, revealed its sustainability impact. A spokesperson said, “Plastic is detrimental to Bermuda’s oceans, wildlife and population. As the harm caused by micro-plastics increases, it becomes a prominent issue that... Read more of this article

Deputy Premier Speaks At Sargasso Workshop

Deputy Premier Speaks At Sargasso Workshop

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban gave the keynote address at the Sargasso Sea Sanctuary Workshop held onboard Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise, berthed on Front Street, Hamilton. A Government spokesperson said, “”As part of Greenpeace’s global initiative to advocate for ocean sanctuaries, the visit is... Read more of this article

BUEI Announces Winners Of YRE Competition

BUEI Announces Winners Of YRE Competition

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] has announced the winners of the 2024 Young Reporters for the Environment [YRE] Journalism Competition. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is proud to announce the winners of the National Young Reporters for the Environment [YRE] Competition. This year,... Read more of this article

Aaron Crichlow Earns KBB’s President’s Award

Aaron Crichlow Earns KBB’s President’s Award

Aaron Crichlow and Bermuda Is Love have received this year’s President’s Award from Keep Bermuda Beautiful, with KBB noting that “Aaron and this amazing group of young adults have led monthly community clean-ups that have removed tens of thousands of pounds of waste from dozens of locations across the island.” The KBB newsletter... Read more of this article

Govt House Hosts School Gardens Project

Govt House Hosts School Gardens Project

Governor Rena Lalgie met with Victor School Primary and Dellwood Middle School students for the last day of their ‘school gardens’ project at Government House Government House said, “Over the school year, the students planted and maintained their gardens each week and their hard work paid off with both schools winning a “First... Read more of this article

Appleby, Skyport Plant 100 Cedar Trees At Airport

Appleby, Skyport Plant 100 Cedar Trees At Airport

Law firm Appleby has partnered with Skyport, the operators of Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport, in the planting of 100 endemic cedar trees at the airport. A spokesperson said, “The ‘100 Cedar Trees’ planting project was envisioned by Appleby, as a way to give back to Bermuda and to serve as a token of its commitment and contribution to... Read more of this article

Photos: Greenpeace Collects Plastic In Sargasso

Photos: Greenpeace Collects Plastic In Sargasso

Greenpeace campaigners collected more than 300 plastic pieces during a five-day expedition in the Sargasso Sea. A spokesperson said, “Campaigners from Greenpeace UK have retrieved hundreds of pieces of plastic from clusters of seaweed floating in the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic Ocean. They spent the last five days on board the Arctic Sunrise... Read more of this article

Southlands Consultation Deadline Extended

Southlands Consultation Deadline Extended

The consultation deadline in relation to a new event lawn at Southlands Park has been extended until May 17. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks wishes to advise the public of a proposed change of use for a portion of Southlands Park to accommodate an event lawn for the Bermudiana Beach Resort. “The deadline has been... Read more of this article

Harbour Nights Eco-Friendly Initiatives Unveiled

Harbour Nights Eco-Friendly Initiatives Unveiled

Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, alongside local organizations and the City of Hamilton, unveiled new eco-friendly initiatives for Harbour Nights. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce significant steps toward making Harbour Nights an eco-friendlier event. These initiatives represent a collaboration with key... Read more of this article

Consultation For New Event Lawn At Southlands

Consultation For New Event Lawn At Southlands

The Department of Parks advised of a “proposed change of use for a portion of Southlands Park to accommodate an event lawn for the Bermudiana Beach Resort.” A Government spokesperson said, “In accordance with section 4 of the Bermuda National Parks Act 1986, a Notice has been published in the Official Gazette and public comments are... Read more of this article

2024 Ag Show Draws Thousands Of Attendees

2024 Ag Show Draws Thousands Of Attendees

The 2024 Agricultural Exhibition drew thousands of attendees on each of the three days that the event was held. Acting Minister of Public Works Michael Weeks said, “As we reflect on the success of this year’s Agricultural Exhibition, we are reminded of the traditions and culture that define our community.” A Government spokesperson said,... 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

Minister Attends Ocean Conference In Greece

Minister Attends Ocean Conference In Greece

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban represented Bermuda at the 9th Our Ocean Conference held in Greece, which concluded yesterday [April 17]. A Government spokesperson said, “Started by the U.S. Department of State in 2014, the former Secretary of State and U.S. Presidential Climate Advisor, John Kerry, gave a keynote address at this year’s... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Underneath The Waves

Wallpaper Wednesday: Underneath The Waves

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a scenic look underneath Bermuda’s waves. 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 can download both sizes below,... Read more of this article

$10,000 Butterfield Climate Action School Grant

$10,000 Butterfield Climate Action School Grant

Butterfield has partnered with Emirates GBR SailGP Team’s Purpose Partner, the 1851 Trust, as the Official Bermuda Impact Partner for their Protect Our Future schools programme taking place alongside the Bermuda SailGP event this coming May, and “together they will deliver climate education lessons for local schools with a $10,000 Butterfield... Read more of this article

Ministry: Fisheries Seasonally Protected Areas

Ministry: Fisheries Seasonally Protected Areas

The Ministry of Home Affairs is reminding commercial and recreational fishers that fishing in the Seasonally Protected Areas, also known as the “Hind Grounds” and “Grouper Grounds”, will be prohibited from 15 April through 14 August 2024 in order to protect spawning Red Hinds and Black Groupers. According to yesterday’s official notices, “The... Read more of this article