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Johnny Barnes is Welcoming Students at Guelph University, and Nobody Really Knows Why

On the front lawn of Guelph University in Ontario, Canada, students are being greeted by Bermuda’s most famous of greeters: Johnny Barnes. Mr Happy himself hasn’t migrated to the Great White North — fear not — rather, an exact replica of his statue has, the one that now stands on East Broadway. And how exactly he got there is somewhat of a mystery. But the statue was spotted and immdiately recognized by long –time Canadian friend and frequent visitor to…


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Forty-seven Years and Counting

Walwyn Hughes is known to Bermudians for his public service: he served as Director of Agriculture before becoming the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment and then the Ministry of Finance. Then in 1996 came his Senate appointment…


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The Garden Club of Bermuda Brings Home the Gold!

Cindy Young, the representative for The Garden Club of Bermuda, won the Gold Medal at Canada Blooms and the Heather Fuller Award for best international design overall.   Canada Blooms 2016 is currently being held in Toronto, in conjunction with…


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Planning the Future of Bermuda’s Marine Resources

Since 2013, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has hosted marine planning coordinator Kevin Mayall, who has assisted the government of Bermuda with its investigation of marine planning policy options. The approach is the first of its kind for the…


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The Science of Shark Oil Barometers

Outside many homes on Bermuda, curious-looking bottles hang from porches. These are shark oil barometers, homemade devices that for nearly 300 years have been used by islanders who swear that the oil can predict the severity of approaching storms and…

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Coral Bleaching

Elevated ocean temperatures have threatened coral reefs around the world for over a year, but this October marked a tipping point.  NOAA scientists declared the onset of a global coral reef bleaching event impacting coral reefs in every ocean basin,…