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‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

“Bermuda is committed to increasing our protection of our fragile ecosystem, reducing our carbon footprint, and mitigating the impact of climate change,” Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Minister said, “I rise to provide an update of my participation... Read more of this article

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

All service personnel who fill gases into refrigeration, chiller or freezer units will be required to have a Refrigerant Handlers Permit. A Government spokesperson said, “The Government is committed to minimizing Bermuda’s contribution to global warming/climate change. It continues to implement the requirements of the Montreal Protocol 1987 and... Read more of this article

Cahow Season On Track To Break More Records

Cahow Season On Track To Break More Records

The Cahow recovery program is moving into high gear, with the number of breeding pairs increasing from last year’s record of 143 to 156 this year. “In the Nonsuch Island A and B colonies alone, from which an incredible 102 chicks have fledged since the first chick to hatch on Nonsuch Island in over 300 years fledged in 2009 as a result of the... Read more of this article

Video: Minister & Seabased On Wave Technology

Video: Minister & Seabased On Wave Technology

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban will be holding a press conference this afternoon [Nov 22], and we will stream it live, so the video below should start at around 2.00pm. Update: The Government signed an agreement with Seabased Limited “who are committed to bringing wave technology to Bermuda,” the Minister said today. Minister... Read more of this article

Zoological Society Launch Micro Forest Project

Zoological Society Launch Micro Forest Project

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS], in partnership with RenaissanceRe, is initiating a pilot project to “promote biodiversity and stewardship of our natural heritage by creating several sustainable micro forests.” A spokesperson said, “To coincide with the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference [COP26], the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS],... Read more of this article

Jessica Byrne Speaks To Duke Of Cambridge

Jessica Byrne Speaks To Duke Of Cambridge

Bermudian journalist Jessica Byrne had an opportunity to speak with the Duke of Cambridge recently. The Bermuda London Office tweeted the photos below, saying, “Jessica Byrne, a young Bermudian journalist for @ThredMag had an opportunity to speak with HRH The Duke of Cambridge @kensingtonroyal about climate change and its impacts on British Overseas... Read more of this article

‘The Bermuda Difference In Climate Change’

‘The Bermuda Difference In Climate Change’

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban released the ‘Bermuda Difference in Climate Change and the UN Conference Of Parties, Glasgow’ document originally shared at the recent COP 26 event in Scotland. Minister Roban explained, “This document demonstrates Bermuda’s commitment to increase the protection of our fragile ecosystem,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda will be the first British Overseas Territory to join Blue Shield, a “new UK Government initiative aimed at tackling illegal fishing and other unlawful activities around the UK Overseas Territories.” A Government spokesperson said, “The first line of defence: Blue Shield maritime domain awareness programme established for UK Overseas... Read more of this article

BDA Promotes Bermuda’s Strengths At COP26

BDA Promotes Bermuda’s Strengths At COP26

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] said they “successfully promoted Bermuda as the world’s climate risk finance capital” at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference [COP26] in Glasgow, Scotland last week. On November 6, the BDA hosted a luncheon for a diverse group of 30 climate leaders and potential partners from around... Read more of this article

Eco Lunch & Learn On Botanical Gardens

Eco Lunch & Learn On Botanical Gardens

On Thursday [Nov 18], guest speaker Danny R. M. Simmons will outline his plans to revitalise the Botanical Gardens and “restore it to its former, glorious state.” A BEST spokesperson said, “Saved in 2006 from the new hospital development, today Bermuda’s Botanical Gardens has sadly fallen into a state of neglect. Although the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Beyond Plastic Bermuda Webinar On Nov 16

Beyond Plastic Bermuda Webinar On Nov 16

Beyond Plastic Bermuda will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday [Nov 16] from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. A spokesperson said, “You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about Government’s intended ban on single-use plastic. Hear from the authors of the suggested policy paper and have the chance to ask them any questions directly.... Read more of this article

Video: City Re-Using Trees To Make Benches

Video: City Re-Using Trees To Make Benches

Did you know that whenever the City of Hamilton removes a damaging tree from a City sidewalk, it is then made into street furniture? The City explained that “many of the benches and tables around Hamilton were made from trees that either fell in a storm or had to be removed from the sidewalks because their roots were damaging private property.” “Prior... Read more of this article

Column: Impact Of Climate Change In Bermuda

Column: Impact Of Climate Change In Bermuda

[Opinion column written by John Gibbons] Until the 12th of November, Glasgow in Scotland is hosting an important conference, known as COP26. As the name suggests, it is the 26th Conference of the Parties, an annual event where representatives of the world’s nations, as well as lobbyists, scientists, artists, businesspeople and many more gather to... Read more of this article