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Bermuda Hurricanes: Past, Present & Future

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College announced that their May Eco Lunch & Learn presentation will be on Thursday [May 5] from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College are very pleased to announce […]

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Legislation on government support for hotel development due to be tabled today

Parliamentarians will return to the House of Assembly today when legislation is expected to be tabled to enshrine government support for the Fairmont Southampton redevelopment. The Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022 is listed for tabling before MPs, but it may […]

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Gencom plan a cause for concern

By Kim Smith, Executive Director of BEST – Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce In mid-2021, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce was shown conceptual drawings for expanded development of the Fairmont Southampton resort. That plan is for a threefold increase in the […]

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Fears that Fairmont Southampton plan will ‘saturate property with villas’

A plan for “well over 300” units at the Fairmont Southampton was presented to environmental groups last year, a conservation charity said. The Bermuda National Trust added that the scheme would “saturate the property with villas” if it went ahead. […]

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Residential development on cards for Fairmont Southampton under revamp plan

Resort owners have confirmed that residential units are planned for land surrounding the Fairmont Southampton hotel. Gencom, a Miami-based investment firm, added that the construction of villas was not expected to start until after the completion of renovations to the existing property. […]

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Eco Lunch & Learn On Environmental Justice

Bermuda College and Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] announced their March Eco Lunch & Learn presentation on Thursday, March 31st. A spokesperson said, “This presentation will be delivered by Bermuda College students who have been investigating Environmental Justice and whether […]

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Protection Of Sharks And The Giant Manta Ray

“”Going forward all sharks, except for the Galapagos, gummy and six-gill sharks will be protected under the new legislation,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “Let me first address the burning […]

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Work under way on clearing Southlands national park

Major work to clear a Warwick national park is under way after years of complaints about the area going to rot. Workers at the Southlands Park have cleared the overgrowth on several dilapidated buildings as well as in fields, footpaths […]

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BEST Bulletin – March 2022

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