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Youth Climate Summit From November 21 To  26

Youth Climate Summit From November 21 To 26

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] announced that the 2nd annual Youth Climate Summit will be taking place from November 21 – 26. A spokesperson said, “The Youth Climate Summit [YCS], a weeklong event for students ages 13-22, engages young people on global climate issues and is the foundation for a year of youth-led activities focused... Read more of this article

Column: OTs Continue To Work Together

Column: OTs Continue To Work Together

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] During the week of August 15th, in Nassau, the Bahamas, the heads of the Caribbean region meet in advance of COP 27, which will be held in Egypt from 6-18 November, 2022. Hosted by Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC, Prime Minister of the Bahamas, at the Baha Mar Resort, regional heads, including Hon. Dickon Mitchell... Read more of this article

Trees Trimmed As Part Of Hurricane Preparation

Trees Trimmed As Part Of Hurricane Preparation

The Department of Parks carried out tree trimming and maintenance on Berry Hill Road in Paget as part of the Government’s hurricane preparedness efforts, which include cutting back overhanging vegetation and shrubbery around the Island. A Government spokesperson said, “High winds from storms have the potential to knock over trees and create additional... Read more of this article

Rotary Youth Learn Importance Of Mangroves

Rotary Youth Learn Importance Of Mangroves

Rotary youth have learned about the importance of mangroves and their “impact on protecting shorelines and becoming habitats for breeding sea life.” A spokesperson said, “This weekend witnessed over 100 Rotarians descending onto Dockyard’s shores to meet Bermudian Rotarians and Rotary youth of the Rotary Interact Club. The Interact... Read more of this article

Minister Roban Appointed To Leaders Forum

Minister Roban Appointed To Leaders Forum

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban has been appointed as the 2022-2023 chair of the Blue Prosperity Leaders Forum. Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Roban said, “I am extremely honoured and excited to become the first-ever chair of this Leaders Forum.” A government spokesperson said, “The first Blue Prosperity... Read more of this article

Ministry: Lobster Season Opens On Thursday

Ministry: Lobster Season Opens On Thursday

The Ministry of Home Affairs is advising the public that the 2022-23 lobster season opens on Thursday [Sept 1] and will run until March 31, 2023. A Government spokesperson said, “This season will see fewer participants in the commercial spiny lobster trap fishery and the recreational lobster diver fishery due to a decline in the numbers of the local... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Shoreline

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Shoreline

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features an image showing Bermuda’s shoreline and our always beautiful waters. 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

Reminder: Marine Turtles Are A Protected Species

Reminder: Marine Turtles Are A Protected Species

Following a video circulating showing a person hanging on to a turtle, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] reminded the public that marine turtles are afforded protection under the Protected Species Act 2003. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] wishes to remind the public... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Roban On Blue Prosperity Plan

Video: Minister Roban On Blue Prosperity Plan

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban held a press conference this afternoon [Aug 25] to provide an update on the Blue Prosperity Plan. Minister Roban said, “Good day to all members of the media and the listening public. “Joining me here today from the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme or BOPP, is MS. Cheryl Mapp, Blue Economy Specialist,... Read more of this article

Scholarships: Agyapong, Peckett, Soares & Smith

Scholarships: Agyapong, Peckett, Soares & Smith

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] has awarded the BZS Steinhoff Scholarships to Osei Agyapong, Imogen Peckett, Logan Soares, and Naphisa Smith. A spokesperson said, “Four Bermudian students have been awarded a combined $15,000 in educational funds as part of the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] annual BZS Steinhoff programme. Osei Agyapong,... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On August 27

BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On August 27

The seventh installment of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] eight-part Island SOS [Sustainable Ocean Strategies] series is slated to take place at BUEI on Saturday, August 27 at 4.00pm. A spokesperson said, “This month’s island nation being highlighted is the Bahamas, with a presentation by Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, Executive... Read more of this article

Coral Spawning Off Bermuda’s Coastline

Coral Spawning Off Bermuda’s Coastline

Noting the “tan-brown slicks floating in the waters along South Shore and other parts of the island,” officials said that it is “coral spawn seeking new areas to propagate” and “while it may look unsightly, this act of nature is one to be celebrated as it reflects the excellent health of Bermuda’s coral reef system.” A... Read more of this article

Diver Extracts Over 2K Pounds Of Marine Trash

Diver Extracts Over 2K Pounds Of Marine Trash

Free diver and ocean activist Karen Plianthos has extracted 2,142 pounds of marine trash from Bermuda’s waters during a clean-up campaign this summer. A spokesperson said, “Plianthos, a hunter of the invasive lionfish who can hold her breath for two minutes and dive up to 60 feet, brought in the trash from some 25 dives in locations across the island... Read more of this article