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Protect our Parks Petition

PROTECT OUR PARKS In November 2017, the Ministry of Public Works invited public comment on the proposal to permit All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tours in the West End: along the Western railway trail and into Scaur Hill and Hog Bay […]

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Burch defends Hollis conservation role

The appointment of one of the men behind a controversial quad bike business to a conservation body is not a conflict of interest, a minister said yesterday. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch was speaking as a new coalition opposed to the ATV […]

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ATV tour organiser handed conservation role

One of the men behind a controversial plan to run commercial quad bike tours in protected areas of the West End has been appointed to a conservation advisory body. Shane Hollis was made a member of the National Parks Commission […]

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Green groups attack decision to trial ATVs

Bermuda’s environmental groups have berated a decision greenlighting commercial quad bike tours on the Railway Trail in the West End. Jonathan Starling, executive director at Greenrock, said the group was “profoundly disappointed” by the announcement. Mr Starling said: “We believe […]

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Two people back ATV plan

Only two people have backed a controversial plan for ATV tours in the West End, while more than 400 are opposed to it, the Minister of Public Works said yesterday. The news came in a response by Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch […]

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Green groups hit back at Burch on ATVs

Two environmental groups have expressed concern after complaints about a controversial plan for commercial quad bike tours were dismissed by the Minister of Public Works. The Bermuda National Trust said it was disappointed with Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch’s comment that anyone […]

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Full Comment on ATV’s from BEST

13th February, 2018 The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) is very concerned about the handling of the proposal to run All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tours in the west end (along the western railway trail and in Scaur Hill and Hog […]

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BEST “Concerned” About Handling Of Proposal

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they are ”very concerned about the handling of the proposal to run ATV tours in the west end,” adding that the Island’s railway trails and parks “are for the peaceful enjoyment of all of us.” Their statement follows […]

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Burch puts foot down on ATV dispute

The views of residents outside Sandys will have no bearing on the Government’s decision on a controversial plan for quad bike commercial tours. More than 600 people registered concerns over the proposal, including hundreds from outside the West End parish. […]

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