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The Island That Outlawed Same-Sex Marriage

Earlier this year, less than a year after the Supreme Court made its historic ruling, Bermuda repealed same-sex marriage—the first country in the world to do so. Legislation designed to replace same-sex marriage with civil partner- ships passed by a large margin in the House of Assembly and the Senate in December, but the bill remained in limbo before Governor John Rankin signed it into law in early February, following a debate in the British House of Commons over whether the Crown should intervene. Following its assent, Home Affairs ...

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Kids these Days: A Toast to Moms Everywhere, Even in the Ocean

Pictured above: BIOS coral reef ecologist Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley conducts research on one of Bermuda's mesophotic reefs, found at depths from 100 feet (30 meters) to over 490 feet (149 meters)   A recent study sheds light on how ...

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Bermuda Festival Announces Succession in Key Roles

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts is pleased to announce two key appointments. Effective May 1, 2018, T.J. Armand was appointed Executive Director of the Festival, succeeding David Skinner who was appointed the Festival’s first Execu...

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A New Vehicle Tests Bermuda’s Waters: Clio, an autonomous robot, is designed for speed and efficiency when sampling far below the ocean surface

BIOS oceanographer Rod Johnson is the chief scientist on board a cruise this month offshore Bermuda using a new underwater vehicle designed to reduce costs and improve science efficiency at sea, while gathering samples for biological and chemica...

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Building Shelter and Security

At a time when income inequality, joblessness and an aging population are making it increasingly difficult for local families and the elderly to maintain safe and healthy home environments, the third sector’s role in assisting the island’s l...

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A Team Tackles a Troublesome Fish: BIOS scientists collaborate on projects to reduce Bermuda’s invasive lionfish population

It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish. While many invasive species disrupt na...