Beehive to be Removed From Arboretum Parking Lot on Monday

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At 6pm on Monday, September 24, "trained beekeepers and Parks crews will facilitate the removal of a bee hive at the Arboretum". A spokesperson said: ”The bee hive is located near the Arboretum parking lot, and the Parks Department is advising the public that there will be restricted access in ... Readmore

US Coast Guard in Bermuda to Discuss Oil Spill Response Plans

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Representatives from the United States Coast Guard are currently in Bermuda to assess how they could help in the event of a major oil spill. According to a statement released today, the visit stems from an agreement signed by both countries in 1976. Geoffrey Smith, an environm... Readmore

Public Works Minister Reinstates Annual Grant of $60,000 to KBB to 2020

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Environmental charity Keep Bermuda Beautiful has been given a $60,000 boost from the Ministry of Public Works. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, Minister of Public Works, said Government had committed to support the charity’s work through an annual grant until at least 2020. Colonel Burch said... Readmore

Updated: Florence Now a Category 3 Hurricane – The First of 2018 Season

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Hurricane Florence will go down in history as the first major hurricane of the 2018 season that ends at the end of November. Florence  was upgraded to a Category 3 earlier today, packing maximum sustained winds of 125 mph. Forecasters say the storm will weaken within the next 24... Readmore

Public Consultation Begins For Electricity Service Standards

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The public is being asked for input on what will soon become the Service Standards for BELCO and other licensed electricity providers. The Regulatory Authority (Authority) Interim CE, Aaron Smith said: "The Authority is primarily concerned with ensuring that consumers receive safe and reliable serv... Readmore

Tropical Storm Florence Not a Threat to Bermuda

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Tropical Storm Florence had winds up to 60 mph on Sunday morning but was not expected to become a hurricane, while gradually gaining strength in the eastern Atlantic. According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 4am Florence was located about 480 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Island... Readmore

Bermuda Sandcastle Competition 2018 Secures New Sponsorship

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Hamilton Princess & Beach Club and Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery today announced their joint title sponsorship of the 2018 Bermuda Sandcastle Competition.   Additional Sponsorship is provided by the OIL group of companies and beverage donations provided by John Barritt & Sons. &n... Readmore

Regulatory Authority Issues Order to BELCO Requiring Payment to Solar Generators

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BELCO has been ordered by the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda (the Authority) to pay all distributed generators for the electricity they feed-in to the BELCO grid.   Until now, some consumers who feed-in their excess power from distributed generation to BELCO’s grid have not yet been paid. ... Readmore

Home Affairs Minister Lowers Cap on Lobster Divers

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Government will implement a cap of 450 recreational lobster divers will be in place for the 2018-19 season. According to Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown, the cap is being reduced from 500 last year, when only 412 lobster divers applied. While the Department of Environment and Natural R... Readmore

Tynes Bay Public Drop-Off to Open 7am to 7pm 7 Days-a-Week as July 16

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Effective Monday, July 16, the public drop-off at Tynes Bay will open extra early at 7am through to 7pm, seven days-a-week. Public Works Minister Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch noted an increase in the number of people using the drop-off service since the once-a-week garbage collection sched... Readmore