Ministry Announces Pilot Programme Promoting Household Waste & Recycling Bins

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The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works has started a pilot programme promoting the sale of household waste and recycling wheeled bins for to the public. According to the statement released today the Ministry issued the following: The wheeled plastic garbage bins with lids... Read more

Extended Closure Areas For Black Group Aggregations Remain Closed Until December’

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The seasonally protected areas for red hinds was re-opened for the season as of August 15, but the "the extended closure areas around important Black Group aggregations will remain closed to fishing until December 1, 2019". The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a public advisory this week on regula... Read more

Minister Welcomes Students Participating in Inaugural Summer Space Camp

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Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs joined students participating in the Inaugural Summer Space Camp on day two of the programme today. The first-ever space camp "was designed to highlight NASA's 50 Anniversary of the Apollo Landing, NASA's current Moon 2024 goals, as well as how Bermuda ... Read more

Minister Urges Public to Consider Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics During Cup Match Holiday

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Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban today issued another appeal urging residents to "once again, consider using non-plastic, reusable items this Cup Match holiday". In a statement released this morning, the Minister said: "The time to rethink the use of single-use plastics is now. "As you prepare... Read more

Public Works Minister Urges Water Conservation

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - With the hotter months upon us the Ministry of Public Works is issuing a timely reminder to the community about the importance of conserving water this summer. The Ministry is urging residents to utilize some basic water conservation measures that will minimise the... Read more

Public Works Advisory on Cup Match Holiday Garbage Collection

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The Ministry of Public Works is advising that due to the Cup Match holiday (Thursday August 1 & August 2), trash that would normally be collected on these days will be collected on Saturday, August 3. Also, recycling normally collected Thursday August 1, will be collected Wednesday July 31. ... Read more

Minister Roban on Environmental Protest: ‘A Show of Democracy at Work’

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"A show of democracy at work", is how the Minister with responsibility for the Environment described the protest action outside the House of Assembly on Friday by environmentalists demanding the need for action on climate change and pollution. Carrying placards with slogans saying "There is no Pl... Read more

The Department of Energy Offers More Bulbs for the LED Exchange Programme

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Department of Energy has announced that effective immediately, the general public will be able to exchange up to ten incandescent light bulbs, at one time, for ten LED light bulbs free of charge. You will recall that on 1 May, 2019 the Department of Energy lau... Read more

All Wood Waste Deliveries to Tynes Bay Waste Facility Deferred Until Further Notice

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The Ministry of Public Works is advising that effective immediately all wood waste deliveries to the Tynes Bay Waste Facility should be deferred until further notice. This is due to a large influx of wood waste to the facility in recent days which has caused a large backlog in the tipping hall. Al... Read more

Minister Signs OPED Protecting Bermuda’s Ocean Wealth & Securing ‘Our Island’s Prosperity’ Go Hand in Hand

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - Bermuda, my home, is the ocean. Our island, of just 22 square miles, sits in the subtropical mid-Atlantic Ocean, one of the most isolated pieces of land in the world. Like all islanders here, I grew up swimming on our beautiful beaches and fishing off the rocks. ... Read more