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BEST Responds: Sediment Plume At South Basin

BEST Responds: Sediment Plume At South Basin

“This plume event reinforces, however unintentionally, our point that the scale and location of landfill would never have got the green light had it not been for the pressure of the America’s Cup,” the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability taskforce [BEST] said today. BEST added that “now that ACBDA and the government have a self-generated... Read more of this article

Revised Planning Decision For South Basin Area

Revised Planning Decision For South Basin Area

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy has issued a revised planning decision for the development of the South Basin in Dockyard, with the Minister refusing permission for the proposed marina — which would have been built after 35th America’s Cup –saying that “additional environmental studies and public consultation... Read more of this article

BEST To Pursue Resolution Through The Courts

BEST To Pursue Resolution Through The Courts

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they have “decided to pursue resolution of the South Basin landfill and related issues through the Courts.” BEST appealed the decision by the Development Applications Board to grant final approval for landfill in Dockyard, saying over 368,000 cubic meters of fill will be required... Read more of this article

“Pattern Of Secrecy, Lack Of Transparency”

“Pattern Of Secrecy, Lack Of Transparency”

[Updated] “The announcement by WEDCo that two non-Bermudian firms have been awarded contracts that combined are allegedly as much as 50 million dollars without an open tender, follows the OBA pattern of secrecy, lack of transparency and failing to provide equal and fair opportunities to Bermudians,” MP Wayne Furbert said today. Mr Furbert... Read more of this article

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said that their appeal for the South Basin landfill and development scheme was dismissed by the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy. “BEST had hoped to have the end-use portion of the proposal de-coupled from the rest of the development.  This would have provided for public consultation... Read more of this article

Dr Gibbons Updates On America’s Cup Projects

Dr Gibbons Updates On America’s Cup Projects

As of mid-June 2015,  236 workers were employed in America’s Cup related projects in the Royal Naval Dockyard valued at over $4.7 million, Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons in the House of Assembly today [July 17]. Minister Gibbons said, “A total of 56 suppliers and subcontracting companies were involved in the projects. This... Read more of this article

BEST Appeals Decision On Landfill In Dockyard

BEST Appeals Decision On Landfill In Dockyard

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has appealed the decision by the Development Applications Board to grant final approval for landfill in Dockyard related to building for the America’s Cup, saying over 368,000 cubic meters of fill will be required “without adequate environmental impact assessment.” BEST’s... Read more of this article

Premier & Ministers View Construction Progress

Premier & Ministers View Construction Progress

Earlier today [March 19], the Premier Michael Dunkley, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier, and the Minister of Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons conducted a site visit in Dockyard to get an update on several projects taking place in the area.Currently Dockyard is a hub of construction activity, with work underway to prepare Dockyard for... Read more of this article

Plans Submitted For Oracle Team Base

Plans Submitted For Oracle Team Base

A planning application for a base for Oracle Team USA — which is setting up in Bermuda in advance of the America’s Cup – has been submitted, calling for four new buildings and two floating docks. According to the application [PDF here], the project would see changes at South Basin, South Arm, Dockyard, and Sandys, “involving... Read more of this article

Purpose-Built Event Village In Dockyard For Cup

Purpose-Built Event Village In Dockyard For Cup

[Updated] Dockyard was selected as the venue to base the 2017 America’s Cup, and a purpose-built event village will be developed, the organisers said today. Ending months of speculation, the America’s Cup Event Authority revealed in a press conference today [Dec 2] that Bermuda has been selected to host the America’s Cup in 2017. Rendering #1... Read more of this article