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KBB Prepares For Island-Wide Spring Clean

KBB Prepares For Island-Wide Spring Clean

Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] is preparing for their annual islandwide ‘Spring Clean’  the Great Big Bermuda Clean-up [GBBC]. A spokesperson said, “Sponsored by BF&M, the week of clean-up activities commences on Earth Day, Monday 22 April, and culminates with a grand finale event on Sunday 28 April. “Hundreds of volunteers are expected... Read more of this article

Minister & Azores Advisor Discuss Blue Economy

Minister & Azores Advisor Discuss Blue Economy

During the World Ocean Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, Deputy Premier Walter Roban met with Luis Bernardo Costa Gomes de Brito e Abreu, Advisor to the President of the Azores on Sea Affairs, to discuss their respective plans for a sustainable Blue Economy and the common vision each country shares around preserving ocean health in their substantial Exclusive... Read more of this article

Photos: Students Take Part In Climate Classroom

Photos: Students Take Part In Climate Classroom

Over 200 Bermuda students took part in the “The Climate Classroom,” an immersive learning experience organized by ASU Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] with support from HSBC. A spokespersonssaid, “The highly anticipated and fully booked Climate Classroom made its return to the ASU BIOS campus recently, leading students through... Read more of this article

Minister Roban Attends 11th World Ocean Summit

Minister Roban Attends 11th World Ocean Summit

This week, Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban, participated in the 11th Annual World Ocean Summit and Expo held in Lisbon, Portugal, from March 11th to 13th. A Government spokesperson said, “Throughout the three-day event, Minister Roban spoke on three panels and attended workshops with experts on Marine Protected Areas and... Read more of this article

Greenrock To Host Earth Hour On March 23rd

Greenrock To Host Earth Hour On March 23rd

Greenrock is inviting Bermuda to celebrate Earth Hour this year on Saturday, March 23rd, asking people to turn off any unnecessary lights from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, and “give an hour for Earth by spending 60 minutes doing something positive for our one shared home.” A spokesperson said, “Just over a year ago, you helped us create the Biggest... Read more of this article

Hamilton Declaration Marks 10th Anniversary

Hamilton Declaration Marks 10th Anniversary

The Sargasso Sea Commission commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Hamilton Declaration signing. A Government spokesperson said, “The Sargasso Sea Commission is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea with a series of technical meetings in Bermuda. “Representatives... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Host Humpback Whales Exhibit

BUEI Talks To Host Humpback Whales Exhibit

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] announced the opening of a new exhibit entitled, ‘Majestic Migrations: A Look into The Humpback Whales of Bermuda’, located in the Ocean Discovery Centre at BUEI. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit... Read more of this article

BUEI To Host World Water Day Celebrations

BUEI To Host World Water Day Celebrations

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is gearing up to celebrate World Water Day on Saturday, March 16th, with an open house featuring interactive activities and displays centered around this year’s international theme: Water for Peace. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will be celebrating... Read more of this article

Photos: Brownies Under The Sea Thinking Day

Photos: Brownies Under The Sea Thinking Day

The First Devonshire/First West Pembroke Brownies engaged in various initiatives, from performances to beach cleanups, advocating for environmental stewardship and raising awareness about the perils of oceanic pollution. A spokesperson said, “The First Devonshire/First West Pembroke Brownies continue to soar into their Healthy Family/ Healthy... Read more of this article

Magazine Highlights The Bermuda Longtail

Magazine Highlights The Bermuda Longtail

Hakai Magazine has featured the iconic Bermuda longtails, noting they have been “turning up in Bermuda earlier and earlier.” The story said, “White-tailed tropicbirds spend most of the year at sea, out of sight of people. When the seabirds make their annual descent into Bermuda to breed, though, their long, streamer-like tails, snowy... Read more of this article

13 Cahow Chicks Hatched At Nonsuch

13 Cahow Chicks Hatched At Nonsuch

A total of 13 cahow chicks have been hatched on Nonsuch Island already this year. Jeremy Madeiros, Bermuda’s senior terrestrial conservation officer, believes 25 or more chicks could be hatched this year, which would eclipse the previous record of 19 last year. In the latest update on the Nonsuch Expeditions Blog, Mr Madeiros said he had been... Read more of this article

Minister Roban On Integrated Agriculture Strategy

Minister Roban On Integrated Agriculture Strategy

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [March 8], Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban provided an update on the Integrated Agriculture strategy which is “aimed at supporting and enhancing the island’s local food production.” The Minister’s full statement follows below: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to update this Honourable House on... Read more of this article

Minister Roban To Attend World Ocean Summit

Minister Roban To Attend World Ocean Summit

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban will represent Bermuda at the 11th Annual World Ocean Summit and Expo in Lisbon, Portugal, from March 11th to 13th, 2024. Minister Roban explained, “I am happy to share that while attending COP28 and speaking at an event hosted by Island Innovation, the Economist, recognized as one of the... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Serene Southlands Trees

Wallpaper Wednesday: Serene Southlands Trees

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features trees at Southlands Park, aiming to add a touch of nature’s charm to your device. 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... Read more of this article

New System For BZS Aqua Camp Registration

New System For BZS Aqua Camp Registration

As part of their ongoing efforts to improve access to summer Aqua Camps, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] has made significant changes to the online registration process. A spokesperson said, “For the 2024 Aqua Camps, registration will be conducted through a lottery process, rather than on a “first come, first served” basis. The online... Read more of this article

BNT Opens Registration For Palm Sunday Walk

BNT Opens Registration For Palm Sunday Walk

Registration is open for the 49th Palm Sunday Walk, which will be held by the Bermuda National Trust starting in Warwick Parish on March 24th. A spokesperson said, “Registration is now open for the Bermuda National Trust’s popular Palm Sunday Walk, now in its 49th year! “This year the walk will be held in Warwick Parish. As always, it... Read more of this article