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Opinion: Creative Development & Conservation

2018 is a pivotal year in terms of our aspirations for land use in Bermuda. Every 10 years or so, the Bermuda Government, led by the Department of Planning, undertake a review of the Bermuda Plan that “provides for the […]

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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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BEST concerned over valuable resource damage

A plan to build an entrance road over farmland to a new luxury resort has been branded a waste of scarce resources by an environmental charity. The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said it was disappointed that its Supreme Court appeal […]

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BEST Loses Court Appeal About Caroline Bay

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] was not successful in their court appeal regarding the Caroline Bay development, with the organisation attempting to object to a roadway on what they said was a “precious agricultural plot.” A BEST spokesperson said, “BEST has, for […]

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Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

Minister of Cabinet with responsibility for Government Reform Lovita Foggo released the 2017 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics. The Minister explained: “The Compendium is structured into thirteen sections and contains brief analyses, tables and graphs for each […]

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BEST loses appeal against road construction

An environmental charity has lost a legal battle to halt road construction at the site of a new hotel in the West End. Caroline Bay Ltd won conditional planning permission to build a road across farmland to the site of […]

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