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Dismay that weedkiller ban may be lifted

Environment group BEST has expressed its disappointment that the ban on weedkiller Rodeo could be lifted. Products containing concentrated levels of glyphosate “present the greatest risk to everyone”, warned the campaigners, who urged the Bermuda Government to keep the suspension […]

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Campaigners: Government breached Parks Act

A campaign group challenging the construction of a maintenance yard in Botanical Gardens has said the Bermuda Government did not comply with legislation on the project. In a statement this afternoon, a spokesman for Take Back Our Park said that […]

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TBOP: Government Did Not Comply With Parks Act

As part of a private civil case, the Chief Justice Ian Kawaley has ruled in the Supreme Court that Government did not comply with Section 4 of the Bermuda National Parks Act 1986 regarding the maintenance yard planned for the […]

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Botanical Gardens consultation upsets TBOP

A public meeting to discuss the controversial plan to build a new Parks Department HQ in the heart of the Botanical Gardens has been described as “disappointing” by the action group, which has vehemently opposed the project. The Government called […]

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Teams praised for marine protection

An environmental group has hailed the six America’s Cup teams for their efforts protecting Bermuda’s marine habitat. The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said it had been greatly encouraged by participants’ appreciation of the island’s beauty. The praise from chairman Stuart […]

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BEST Applauds AC35 “Sustainability Charter”

“It is encouraging that AC35 participants are consistently showing a deep appreciation of the beauty of Bermuda and her people,” BEST said following the news that the six teams in the America’s Cup signed a Sustainability Charter focused on environmental […]

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BEST outlines Throne Speech ‘wish list’

Climate change, controls on pesticide and a sustainable tourism strategy would be worthwhile elements in the 2016 Throne Speech, according to the environment group BEST. While government has thus far kept the contents of Monday’s Throne Speech to themselves, Best […]

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BEST Wish List For This Year’s Throne Speech

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] released their ‘Wish List’ for the upcoming Throne Speech touching on climate change, protecting bees, land use, marine planning legislation, noise pollution, Southlands and more. BEST said, “The issue of Climate Change is ripe […]

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Concern over transport of St Regis materials

An environmental watchdog has urged developers of the new St Regis hotel in St George’s to give more consideration to how construction materials could be brought on to site. The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce says it has been very impressed […]

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