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Bermuda charity supports ocean conservation campaign

A Bermudian-based environmental charity has joined Greenpeace in calling for protections for the high seas to be enshrined into law. Kim Smith, the executive director for the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce, called on the public to sign an open letter […]

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BEST On Sargasso & UN High Seas Treaty

The Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise visited Bermuda last month to campaign for ocean sanctuaries and the UN High Seas Treaty. A spokesperson said, “Last month, in May, the Greenpeace International ship, the Arctic Sunrise, was in Bermuda as part of a global […]

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Environmental smoke and mirrors

Opinion Editorial by Kim Smith, Executive Director, BEST Bermuda is at a crossroads when it comes to protecting our environment for our future generations. Overseas trips by government ministers where they promote Bermuda’s “environmental leadership” contrast sharply with our present […]

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What Is the High Seas Treaty? Here’s Everything to Know & Why It Really Matters

Global Citizen By Khanyi Mlaba March 7, 2023   This historic agreement might be the secret weapon to tackling the climate crisis. “Ladies and gentlemen, the ship has reached the shore,” and with that, UN conference president, Rena Lee announced a […]

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Government must ‘respect sanctity of our parks’

By Janice Hetzel, RG April 29, 2024 Last week, a government notice appeared in the Official Gazette announcing a proposed change of use at Southlands Park to create an events lawn for the Bermudiana Beach Resort. If approved, part of Southlands “will no longer […]

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Environmental group balks at Southlands event lawn plan

An environmental charity has urged the public to speak out against a proposal to turn a portion of a national park into an events lawn for a neighbouring resort. The proposal would convert the southeastern corner of Southlands in Warwick into […]

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Talk to highlight solar energy on Thursday

A qualified solar professional will discuss alternative energy at the Bermuda College on Thursday. The free lecture, hosted by the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce and the Bermuda College, is the final Eco Lunch & Learn presentation of the season. Nick […]

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Best concern amid claims of misuse of land

Opinion by Kim Smith, Executive Director, BEST – The Royal Gazette Apr. 9 2024 Industrial activity being carried out on land that is not zoned for that use is happening more frequently that you might imagine. Bermuda is a very […]

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Are we paving over paradise?

The Royal Gazette, Letters to the editor, March 28, 2024 Dear Sir, Bermuda is a photographer’s paradise and if you are active on social media you will see a kaleidoscope of pictures which capture the stunning beauty of our island […]

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