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We must protect our woodland reserves

RG Opinion Article by David Wingate Natural treasure: Bermuda is an island of scenic beauty and biological diversity that must be preserved If the application recently submitted for a quarrying operation on a vacant lot at 9 Judkin Lane, Hamilton […]

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Protecting our conservation zones

Dear Sir, The Bermuda Audubon Society has written to home affairs minister Walter Roban in support of the Bermuda National Trust’s appeal against the granting of the Judkin Lane quarrying application. We would like to address some misconceptions regarding the […]

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Best awarded $40,000 in court costs

An environmental charity will get more than $40,000 to pay for its legal fight against all-terrain vehicle tours. Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce was awarded court costs of $41,790.14 which will be covered by the Government of Bermuda yesterday. BEST launched […]

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Burch overruled on ATVs

A ministerial decision to allow all-terrain vehicle tours in the West End was overruled this afternoon. Chief Justice Narinder Hargun said that Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, had “assumed that planning permission was not required” when he granted […]

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Burch takes own counsel on ATVs

A government minister rejected advice from civil servants to block all-terrain vehicle tours on the Railway Trail, a court heard. The Supreme Court heard yesterday in a civil case that Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, overruled technical officers […]

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The Draft Bermuda Plan 2018

View the Draft Bermuda Plan 2018 which is the new operational development plan for the entire Island from the 3rd December 2018: https://www.gov.bm/draft-bermuda-plan-2018

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Plan emphasises protection of conserved land

Most of the rezoning proposals sent as part of the development of a draft Bermuda Plan want the removal of conservation protections, it has been revealed. The Department of Planning said more than 200 rezoning proposals were received as part […]

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Government intervenes over Shelly Bay

The Government made an about-turn last night on plans to house beach concessions in old shipping containers on Shelly Bay Beach. Jamahl Simmons, the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, confirmed that the Bermuda Tourism Authority plans for Shelly Bay […]

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Petition Launched Over ATV Tour Proposal

BEST is asking anyone who hasn’t already objected to the ATV tour proposal to sign a petition sheet, which is available at a number of locations. A spokesperson said, “In November 2017, the Ministry of Public Works invited public comment […]

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