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How to Support Your Community While Social Distancing

Simple ways to make a positive impact in our community. 1. Like and Share to Help Local Retailers You can still shop online to support local businesses but if money is tight right now, like or share your favourite retailer’s Facebook or Instagram posts and lend your support that way! 2. Buy from Local Growers With restaurants closed, our local farmers need us! And let’s be honest, springtime is the very best time of the year to eat locally-grown fruits…


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Does Sunscreen Mean Trouble in Paradise? BIOS Researchers Shed Light on Impacts of Sunscreen on Bermuda’s Corals

New research is shedding light on the impact of oxybenzone, a chemical filter found in many sunscreens, on Bermuda’s coral reefs. With funding from the Bermuda Government Department of Nature and Environmental Resources and NASA, a team of researchers at…


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Cave Research Aided by a Robotic Helper: A donated remotely operated vehicle will further research on marine organisms

The rare and ancient microorganisms that live in Bermuda’s submerged caves intrigue BIOS marine ecologist Leocadio Blanco-Bercial, but venturing into these dark, remote spaces to document and retrieve samples is often logistically difficult, not to mention dangerous. When a colleague…


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Opinion Piece on T.N. Tatem Middle School’s Permanent Closure

TN Tatem Middle School was permanently closed yesterday, marking the nadir of a four year saga that has seen walk-outs, sick-ins, protests and angry parents — all stemming from a problem with mould in the building that was going to cost $3m…


HSBC in the Community

The Transformational Support Services Programme Continues to Empower Women

In 2019 the Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) and HSBC Bank Bermuda Ltd. partnered to launch a pioneering programme focused on education, life skills and employability for disadvantaged women. Five months into the first programme, we speak to two participants who…

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Tiny and Tested in Bermuda: Inexpensive Deep-Sea Camera System Lands Cover of Oceanography Journal 

A Bermuda-tested camera that is so small and lightweight that it can rest on top of a credit card, yet robust enough to withstand pressure from tons of ocean water while capturing video and photos at depths up to 18,044…