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Column: Questions About Fishing Cooperative

Column: Questions About Fishing Cooperative

[Opinion column written by BEST's Kim Smith] Following the joint public announcement on September 30th 2020 by the Government and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] about the launch of the Bermuda Triangle Fishing Cooperative [BTFC], and the stated intent to “significantly increase Bermuda’s annual local catch”, BEST reached out... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Virtually Visit Southlands Park

Photos & Videos: Virtually Visit Southlands Park

With the Department of Parks currently inviting feedback on “what amenities, activities and experiences” should be offered at the Southlands Park in Warwick, the two videos below provide a ‘virtual walk’ through the park to help you envision the area. To provide a point of comparison, Southlands is 38 acres, which means it is a bit larger... Read more of this article

$3 Million Grant For Analysis Of Sargasso Sea

$3 Million Grant For Analysis Of Sargasso Sea

A $3 million GEF grant “accompanied by more than $25 million of co-financing from a wide range of partners, will finance a major Ecosystem Diagnostic Analysis of the Sargasso Sea,” the Sargasso Sea Commission announced today. A spokesperson said, “Since 2014, the Sargasso Sea Commission has worked to conserve the Sargasso Sea, a unique... Read more of this article

Public Urged To Take Part In Ocean Use Survey

Public Urged To Take Part In Ocean Use Survey

The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP] is conducting an Ocean Use Survey and is inviting the public to participate by using an online tool to identify areas of importance and what activities are undertaken in, on and around Bermuda’s ocean.A spokesperson said, “Bermudians are encouraged to share where they fish, where they surf, where... Read more of this article

Photos: Minister Tours Riddell’s Bay  Area

Photos: Minister Tours Riddell’s Bay Area

The Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban recently visited the Riddell’s Bay nature reserve and recreation area, with the Minister saying “it is an example of how developers, environmental groups and government can work together to achieve the right balance to protect our environment and create open spaces for our residents to enjoy.” A... Read more of this article

Have You Submitted Ocean Use Survey Yet?

Have You Submitted Ocean Use Survey Yet?

The Government is urging people to complete the online Ocean Use Survey, saying that they are “working to create a plan for Bermuda’s ocean to ensure a thriving economy, healthy oceans, and secure livelihoods.”The Government posted online, saying, “Have you submitted your Ocean Use Survey yet? We’re working to create a plan for Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Photos: First Full Moon Of 2021 During Storm

Photos: First Full Moon Of 2021 During Storm

While it may have been somewhat overshadowed by the high winds, the first full moon of the year lit up the sky last night [Jan 28] in the midst of the winter storm. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, January’s full moon is often referred to as the “wolf moon” as a reference to wolves that used to howl at night around this... Read more of this article

Column: Rediscovery Of The Bermuda Cahow

Column: Rediscovery Of The Bermuda Cahow

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The January 28, 1951 rediscovery of the Cahow – a sea bird which once flourished in Bermuda, but was thought to be extinct for 300 years – was a watershed event. That revelation had both local and global implications as it was symbolic of the type of rebirth being manifested in that era following the... Read more of this article

Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert released the 2020 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics. A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the Minister for the Cabinet Office the Hon. Wayne Furbert, JP, MP, released the 2020 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics. The Minister... Read more of this article

Berry Appointed As New KBB Executive Director

Berry Appointed As New KBB Executive Director

The Board of Directors has appointed Katie Cooper Berry as the new Executive Director to take the reins at Keep Bermuda Beautiful. A spokesperson said, “The Board of Directors has appointed Katie Cooper Berry as the new Executive Director to take the reins at Keep Bermuda Beautiful. Ms. Berry beat out more than three dozen applicants to win the lead... Read more of this article

Photos: Parish Pride Project’s First Weekend

Photos: Parish Pride Project’s First Weekend

The first weekend of the Parish Pride Project in Devonshire was “highly successful” MP Chris Famous said, with approximately twenty volunteers participating in the event. Mr Famous, the MP Constituency 11 Devonshire East, said, “Parish Pride Project’s first weekend of activity to begin scraping the old paint and removing loose... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

In the first of a series featuring ‘BTA Harvest Heroes’ for the 2021 Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority highlighted Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping. The BTA said, “Today we’re spotlighting Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping Ltd. He’s helping to restore our bee population while producing... Read more of this article

Govt Encourage ‘Open Dialogue’ On Southlands

Govt Encourage ‘Open Dialogue’ On Southlands

The Ministry is reminding the public that the “Southlands consultation process welcomes and encourages open dialogue.” As Bernews previously reported, the Department of Parks is “inviting the members of the public to provide feedback regarding the offering of amenities, activities, and experiences at Southlands Park.”A Government... Read more of this article