Children whose parents cannot afford homes with large yards will benefit from a Throne Speech pledge to protect public open spaces, according to environmental group BEST.

BEST said Bermuda’s acres of forests and meadows were “dwindling” and praised the Progressive Labour Party for its promise to introduce legislation to make open spaces safe for future generations.

The Throne Speech said on Friday, September 8: “As a further commitment to ensure Bermuda’s future generations can also enjoy our dwindling amount of unspoilt beauty, the Government will identify the open spaces that must be protected for generations to come.

“Legislation will be introduced to take this protection beyond ministerial discretion.”

Read more here: