Public Works Advisory: Good Friday Holiday Garbage Collection

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works is advising that due to the Good Friday holiday (Friday, April 10), garbage and recyclables normally collected on that day will be collected on Saturday, April 11, 2020. As a reminder, Friday garbage collection areas include Smith’s... Read more

Parks Department Fines Warning After Illegal Trash Dumping

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The parks department warned that it was illegal to dump trash anywhere other than designated garbage dumps after a rash of incidents in public places. A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works warned that polluters faced a fine of up to $5,000 for a first off... Read more

Massive Locust Swarms Big Enough to Cover New York Put Millions of East Africans at Risk of Famine

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[caption id="attachment_24554" align="alignleft" width="600"] A soldier of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier holds a locust, in Otuke - Photo:by SUMY SADURNI/AFP) via Getty Images[/caption] East African nations face famines and economic ruin after inclement weather created the idea... Read more

‘Truckers like Paul Wilmot, Clinton Paynter & Others Offered to Service Their Neighbourhoods’

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The Ministry of Public Works, Waste Management Section today thanked the public for their continued patience and cooperation with this week’s limited household garbage collection, as household garbage remains piled high along roadsides at the west end. In a statement released today, a Ministry sp... Read more

The Guardian: ‘Tip of The Iceberg’ – Is Our Destruction of Nature Responsible For COVID-19?

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[caption id="attachment_24287" align="alignleft" width="443"] A poster in Beijing promoting wildlife as friends instead of food - Image: Andy Wong/AP[/caption] As habitat and biodiversity loss increase globally, the coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics  according to a... Read more

Allan Douglas: Taking Recycling to The Next Level For a More Sustainable Bermuda

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We've come a long way since the early days of recycling in Bermuda, but the way of the future is filled with endless possibilities. In a throw-away community,  Bermudians dump millions of tonnes of things like glass, aluminum cans and other recyclables in their household garbage. Generally, most do... Read more

Bermuda’s Doppler Weather Radar Will Be Temporarily Out of Service on Thursday

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Bermuda's Doppler Weather Radar System will be out of service this Thursday (March 12) from 7am to approximately 8pm to facilitate "planned maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule". The announcement of the temporary shutdown was made today by the Bermuda... Read more

Buy Back Bermuda: Major Restoration Project Underway Near Shelly Bay to Create Nature Reserve

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - A major restoration project is now underway "to provide a new community space in Hamilton Parish". It is all as a result of public donations to Buy Back Bermuda back in 2012, in "a joint initiative" with the Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda National Trust.... Read more

Ministry of Home Affairs: 2020-2021 Budget Brief on Department of Energy

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Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban delivered the Department of Energy's Budget Brief earlier this week for the department with an estimated total expenditure for the new fiscal year of $880,000, which "represents no difference from last year's figures". The Budget for Head 89 can be found on P... Read more

Bermuda Weather: Low Reached 50º Overnight – More Like 40º With Wind Chill Factor

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The overnight low in Bermuda dipped down to 50ºF overnight, but with the windchill factor, it felt more like 40ºF, which traditionally, is cold for Bermudians at heart, when compared to other regions. Forecasters at the Bermuda Weather Service say there were no reports of hail as of 9am on Sund... Read more