Dr Tammy Warren & Two International Experts Appointed to Sargasso Sea Commission

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Cabinet has approved the appointment of three international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission. [caption id="attachment_2940" align="alignleft" width="255"] DCI Photo: Tammy Warren[/caption] The three incoming Commissioners are Dr Tammy Warren, the Senior Marine Resources Officer for the D... Read more

Brown: “Bermuda is Witnessing a Fish Die-Off of a Magnitude Not Seen Since at Least 2009”

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Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown told MPs on Friday that "Bermuda is witnessing a fish die-off of a magnitude not seen since at least 2009". Speaking on the environmental issues that has been occurring this month, the Minister said "the evidence of this phenomenon" continues to come in to the D... Read more

DCI Release: Department of Planning Celebrates its Summer Interns

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"Where are Bermuda's vacant lots located and is there a potential for future building?", "What is the status of Bermuda's protected trees?", "What is the correlation between abandoned buildings and crime on the island?" - These are just a few examples of the many questions four of Bermuda's young pe... Read more

Red Hind Zones Re-Opened But Black Grouper Zones Remain Closed

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The Red Hind aggregation areas within Bermuda's Seasonally Protected Areas, re-opened on Tuesday, following recent amendments to the Fisheries (Protected Areas) Order 2000 Act. But the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a public advisory that the extended closure areas around Black Grouper aggre... Read more

Take Note: Cup Match Holiday Changes in Garbage & Recycling Collection

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Local residents are advised to take note of the Cup Match holiday changes in garbage and recycling collection next week. A spokeswoman for Public Works said in the west end garbage will be collected this Monday, July 31st. Recyclables and garbage will also be collected on Wednesday, August 1st. ... Read more

America’s Cup Recycling Efforts Generates 20.24 Tonnes of Recyclables

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The Ministry of Public Works announced today that 20.24 tonnes of recyclables were collected from the America's Cup Village during the 22-day event last month. That amount increased Bermuda's monthly recycling, which averages 63 tonnes, by just under 50 per cent per day during the event. A Min... Read more

Deadline for Public Input on National Fuel Policy is Friday

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The public consultation period opened by the Department of Energy for input on the National Fuels Sector Policy closes on Friday. Members of the public were invited to submit their views on the draft document on June 15th. In a statement released this afternoon, Minister of Economic Developmen... Read more

Regulatory Authority: Public Consultations on Proposed Electricity Licenses

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The Regulatory Authority (the 'Authority') has today commenced three public consultations on electricity sector licenses. In a statement released this afternoon, the Authority said these consultations are "an important and key opportunity" for both residents and businesses "to provide their views... Read more

BEST: On Rental Car Proposal

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The benefits of rental cars for tourists vacationing in Bermuda “may be a gift with mixed benefits”. In a statement released to Bermuda Real last night, Stuart Hayward of BEST, after “a deeper look” at the proposal said: “If we reflect to the unexpected/unintended effects of low powered... Read more

Commercial Kitchens: Mandatory Grease Traps In September

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Effective this September, all local commercial food establishments will be required to equip their kitchens with “an approved type and adequately sized grease interceptor”. In a statement released by the Ministry of Health and Seniors on Sunday, a spokeswoman said: “This will allow for the ... Read more