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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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Minister On Legislating Single-Use Plastics

“It is the intention of the government to move forward with legislating single-use plastics in such a way as to have the largest possible positive impact on the environment and human health whilst at the same time minimising any negative […]

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Webinar for transition from plastics

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation, Beyond Plastic and Butterfield have joined forces to host a four-part webinar series to help small and medium-sized businesses to start planning for the transition away from single-use plastics. The free, hour-long webinars will educate […]

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Government Issue Advisory For Whale Watching

“March through April is the peak time for spotting humpback whales around Bermuda,” and officials urged the public to follow guidelines, noting that “boaters should not get closer than 100 meters” and the “public is also strongly advised not to […]

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Three-year action plan being drafted to protect marine environment

A three-year action plan to bring additional protection for Bermuda’s marine environment in partnership with Britain has begun to be drafted. Walter Roban, the Minister of Home Affairs, told the House of Assembly this morning that efforts to bring the Blue Shield […]

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