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Group urges Government to hasten plastics legislation

Jeremy Deacon, Chief Reporter, The Royal Gazette An environmental campaign group believes that it is winning the war against single-use plastics but says that the Government must help by passing long-planned legislation banning its use. Beyond Plastic Bermuda, an umbrella […]

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BEST & College To Hold Eco Lunch & Learn

BEST [Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce] and Bermuda College will hold an Eco Lunch & Learn series presentation tomorrow [Nov 30] featuring Aaron Critchlow, the founder of Bermuda Is Love. A spokesperson said, “BEST and Bermuda College are pleased to invite the community to […]

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SDO not the right model for Bermuda

Opinion by Kim Smith, Executive Director of BEST – Royal Gazette, Nov. 9, 2023 To say that we at Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce are stunned and disappointed with Walter Roban’s approval of the Gencom 2023 special development order would be […]

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Home affairs minister approves Fairmont Southampton SDO

A special development order for the Fairmont Southampton Hotel that “stands to be the largest construction project in Bermuda’s history”, paving the way for up to 250 tourism and residential units, has been approved by the Minister of Home Affairs. […]

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Eco talk to focus on biodiversity credits

The issue of biodiversity credits, how they work and whether they could benefit Bermuda will be the subject of the first talk in a new series of lunch and learns. The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce and Bermuda College have joined […]

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You created this mess – fix it!

Letters to the Editor – The Royal Gazette – October 4, 2023 Dear Sir, The latest Belco newsletter had a grenade hidden under the usual cotton candy: “… the Fuel Adjustment Rate will increase from the existing rate of 16.513 […]

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Of national interest and concern

Opinion – The Royal Gazette – August 2, 2023 On May 28, or whenever was the deadline for the Fairmont Southampton special development offer, I placed an objection that was on time and acknowledged by the relevant authorities. My objection […]

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Fairmont SDO changes just ‘tokenism’ – National Trust

“Tokenism” is at play in the revised special development order for the Fairmont Southampton resort, the Bermuda National Trust has charged. Karen Border, the executive director of the environmental charity, said that the scaling down of the SDO fell short of the […]

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‘This development is not in Bermuda’s national interest’

Government ministers and senators have been urged to reject controversial plans to redevelop the Fairmont Southampton hotel. Environmental groups wrote a letter to the politicians arguing that the development was not “reasonable or complementary”. They also accused the Government of […]

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