Shiona Turini Styles New Barbie Doll Series

Shiona Turini Styles New Barbie Doll Series

Shiona Turini worked with Barbie for their latest campaign, with the iconic doll brand saying they were “proud to collaborate” with the Bermudian stylist for “this series celebrating diversity through fashion.” Barbie posted on Instagram saying, “Proud to collaborate with stylist and creative consultant @shionat for this... Read more of this article

Connectech Gears Up For Robotics Competition

Connectech Gears Up For Robotics Competition

Connectech is inviting “anyone interested in robotics, engineering, and technology who has passion, can be dedicated, committed and disciplined enough to represent the Island internationally at the Fourth Annual First Global robotics competition in 2020.” A spokesperson said, “Fresh off the heels of their successful debut at the 2019... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier & Minister Visit RBR Recruits

Photos: Premier & Minister Visit RBR Recruits

Premier David Burt and the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines visited this year’s newest Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] recruits during the annual camp training yesterday, Thirty-six trainees — including five from the Cayman Island Regiment — are participating in the first of two recruitment camps this year. During yesterday’s... Read more of this article

Future Leaders Opens Study Abroad To Public

Future Leaders Opens Study Abroad To Public

As part of an expanded partnership with an international boarding school, Future Leaders Bermuda advised that a “limited number of students from the general public will now have the opportunity to attend the Global Young Leaders Program in Atlanta this summer.”Originally announced in January of last year, the partnership with Brandon Hall... Read more of this article

EU Council Removes Bermuda From Annex II

EU Council Removes Bermuda From Annex II

[Updated] Sixteen jurisdictions — including Bermuda — have been removed from Annex II of the ‘EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes,’ while four jurisdictions have been added. Bermuda was removed from the ’EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions’ last year, but had been added to the Annex... Read more of this article

Column: How Many Accounts Do I Need?

Column: How Many Accounts Do I Need?

[Written by Carla Seely] A frequently asked question in the retirement industry is, how many accounts should I have at retirement? Should I have a savings account, an investment account and a pension account, or should I have multiple accounts for multiple purposes in multiple places? I think the question often arises from being told over and over to... Read more of this article

Video: February 18 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 18 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Industrial action at Dellwood School, vehicular access to Coney Island Bridge closed, Hamilton Princess donates to Sydney Wildlife, warning issued about ‘Jump Tripping Challenge’, Over thirty Regiment recruits start training,Carlita O’Brien appointed at Organizational Development, Lili Bermuda showcased at Windsor Charity Polo Cup, and Minister’s... Read more of this article


O’Brien Appointed: Organizational Development

O’Brien Appointed: Organizational Development

Head of the Public Service Dr. Derrick Binns announced the appointment of Mrs. Carlita O’Brien to the post of Chief Employee and Organizational Development Officer for the newly-created Department of Employee and Organizational Development [DEOD]. Mrs. O’Brien will assume the responsibilities of the post on 9 March 2020. “Mrs. O’Brien... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 17 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

Industrial Action, Dellwood School Closes Early

Industrial Action, Dellwood School Closes Early

[Updated] Teachers at Dellwood “engaged in industrial action short of a strike that led to the interruption of classroom instruction and early dismissal of students from the school,” the Ministry of Education has confirmed, A Ministry spokesperson said, “Teachers at Dellwood Middle school today engaged in industrial action short of a strike... Read more of this article

Minister’s Trip Prompts New Energy Initiatives

Minister’s Trip Prompts New Energy Initiatives

Following a trip by Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban to Barbados and Jamaica late last year to meet with his counterparts in those countries, several “new energy initiatives are currently underway” at the Ministry of Home Affairs. A Government spokesperson said, “Late last year the Minister of Home Affairs the Hon. Walter Roban... Read more of this article

Warning Issued About ‘Jump Tripping Challenge’

Warning Issued About ‘Jump Tripping Challenge’

The Department of Education issued a warning today [Feb 17] to students and parents about an internet prank called the ‘Jump Tripping Challenge.’ A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Education issued warning today to students and parents about a dangerous internet prank called the ‘Jump Tripping Challenge’. “The prank... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess Donates To Sydney Wildlife

Hamilton Princess Donates To Sydney Wildlife

The team at Marcus’ restaurant, the flagship restaurant of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club donated $4,386 to Sydney Wildlife, an Australian charity.“The flagship restaurant of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club created a special Australian menu earlier this month, with all proceeds from dishes ordered going to Sydney Wildlife,” a... Read more of this article

Vehicular Access To Coney Island Bridge Closed

Vehicular Access To Coney Island Bridge Closed

Effective immediately, vehicular access to Coney Island Bridge is closed to the public so that repairs can be made. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works’ Highways Section, advises that in the interest of public safety, effective immediately, vehicular access to Coney Island Bridge is closed to the public to effect repairs. “Barriers... Read more of this article

Over Thirty Regiment Recruits Start Training

Over Thirty Regiment Recruits Start Training

More than 30 soldiers started two weeks of intensive training at the start of their careers as Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers. The island trainees were joined by five Officer Cadets from the new Cayman Regiment, who are in Bermuda to learn as much as possible before they go on to further education at the British Army’s Sandhurst training college... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw another shooting, the BNT Plant and Bake sale, Hamilton Princess create a Chocolate Cave, the Zooma Women’s Race Series and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Police Execute Warrant After Shooting IncidentShots Fired In Pembroke, No One InjuredPolice... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: MV Alta Washes Up On Irish Shore

Video: MV Alta Washes Up On Irish Shore

The MV Alta – a 250 foot cargo ship that became disabled after losing power some 1,300 miles southeast of Bermuda in September 2018 – has finally ended its journey after washing ashore in Ireland on Sunday [Feb 16]. The vessel, which was eventually abandoned by its 10 crew members when they were rescued by the Coast Guard almost 20 days... Read more of this article

Video: February 18 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 18 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Industrial action at Dellwood School, vehicular access to Coney Island Bridge closed, Hamilton Princess donates to Sydney Wildlife, warning issued about ‘Jump Tripping Challenge’, Over thirty Regiment recruits start training,Carlita O’Brien appointed at Organizational Development, Lili Bermuda showcased at Windsor Charity Polo Cup, and Minister’s... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 17 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Karting Club Current Standings

Bermuda Karting Club Current Standings

The Bermuda Karting Club’s season is well underway, and today we take a look at the Current Standings in each Class as of February 9th, 2020. Jason North leads the LO206 Senior Class with 618 points, while Scott Barnes is in second with 554 points, and David Barbosa is third with 550 points. The TAG Junior Class is being led by Jorja Thomas who has... Read more of this article

Swimming: Esposito Helps UMBC Finish 2nd

Swimming: Esposito Helps UMBC Finish 2nd

Vanessa Esposito concluded representing the University of Maryland, Baltimore County [UMBC] women’s swimming and diving at the 2020 America East Swimming and Diving Championships. Esposito and her teammates finished second to New Hampshire, New Hampshire scored a total of 876 points, while the UMBC women compiled 759.5, ahead of five other squads. On... Read more of this article

Bermuda Trio Help Black Rock Win National Cup

Bermuda Trio Help Black Rock Win National Cup

Three Bermuda footballers participated in the Generation Adidas National Cup in Richmond, Virginia, with their team emerging as champions. All three — Zemira Webb, Marley Butterfield and Danni Watson — are members of the US based Black Rock Football Club. The Black Rock Football Club Residential Academy from High Mowing School in NH went... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

EU Council Removes Bermuda From Annex II

EU Council Removes Bermuda From Annex II

[Updated] Sixteen jurisdictions — including Bermuda — have been removed from Annex II of the ‘EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes,’ while four jurisdictions have been added. Bermuda was removed from the ’EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions’ last year, but had been added to the Annex... Read more of this article

Insurance Insider Shortlists Lopes & Ramlal

Insurance Insider Shortlists Lopes & Ramlal

The Insurance Insider, an insurance news organisation, has shortlisted two people from Bermuda – Melanie Lopes from Third Point Re and Sean Ramlal from Ascot Re – as finalists in the Underwriter Rising Star category in their inaugural US Honors Awards. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 23 in New York. According... Read more of this article

Column: How Many Accounts Do I Need?

Column: How Many Accounts Do I Need?

[Written by Carla Seely] A frequently asked question in the retirement industry is, how many accounts should I have at retirement? Should I have a savings account, an investment account and a pension account, or should I have multiple accounts for multiple purposes in multiple places? I think the question often arises from being told over and over to... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Shiona Turini Styles New Barbie Doll Series

Shiona Turini Styles New Barbie Doll Series

Shiona Turini worked with Barbie for their latest campaign, with the iconic doll brand saying they were “proud to collaborate” with the Bermudian stylist for “this series celebrating diversity through fashion.” Barbie posted on Instagram saying, “Proud to collaborate with stylist and creative consultant @shionat for this... Read more of this article

First Church Of God To Host Book Signing

First Church Of God To Host Book Signing

Kingdom Dynamics Bookstore is getting set to host a book signing featuring Minister Sareta Hayward with her book God’s Got This on Thursday [Feb 20] from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Marketing Manager Chantel Simons said, “Kingdom Dynamics Bookstore at the First Church of God on North Shore Road will host a book signing featuring Minister Sareta Hayward... Read more of this article

MS Awareness Week Film Series & Discussion

MS Awareness Week Film Series & Discussion

As part of MS Awareness Week, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Bermuda will be hosting a “Film Series & Discussion” at the Bermuda National Library on Tuesday, March 3 and on Thursday, March 5.Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in the Bermuda History and Cultural Studies Room:  A spokesperson said, “MS Focus Presents Research Edge with... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

BNT Children’s Nature Walk At Spittal Pond

BNT Children’s Nature Walk At Spittal Pond

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve was the venue for 245 children, teachers, camp leaders and parents who joined the Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Children’s Nature Walk today [Feb 13]. “One of Bermuda’s most spectacular open spaces, this 64-acre reserve is part of a chain of wetlands along the South Shore, providing a diversity of habitats and... Read more of this article

Video: Baby Dolphin Birth In Bermuda

Video: Baby Dolphin Birth In Bermuda

Dolphin Quest Bermuda has shared a video highlighting the birth of Reef in June 2019, with the video providing insight into mother Bailey’s relationship with the organization’s staff and the parental journey ahead of her. The video’s description says, “On June 1, 2019 [World Reef Day], Bailey at Dolphin Quest Bermuda gave birth to a... Read more of this article

Faith & Community Leaders Plant Loquat Tree

Faith & Community Leaders Plant Loquat Tree

Leaders from the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities joined with other community members in planting a loquat tree at the corner of Court and Dundonald Streets, serving as an observance of the beginning of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, as well as part of Vision 2020’s campaign to plant 2,020 trees this year. A spokesperson said, “Emir... Read more of this article

CRIME

Minister Wayne Caines On Recent Shootings

Minister Wayne Caines On Recent Shootings

“We will not let the destructive few wreak havoc in our community,” said Minister of National Security Wayne Caines today, following a series of shooting incidents this week, with the most recent happening this morning. Minister Caines added, “All of Bermuda should be outraged that gun shots are being sprayed indiscriminately into to private residences.... Read more of this article

Police Execute Warrant After Shooting Incident

Police Execute Warrant After Shooting Incident

Following this morning’s shooting, police executed a warrant at a residence in Pembroke, with three people taken into custody – two were released at the scene and the third individual was arrested and released on police bail. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that following this morning’s shooting incident,... Read more of this article

Commissioner: ‘Help Us Stop This Violence’

Commissioner: ‘Help Us Stop This Violence’

[Updated with video] “Bermuda has seen 5 shootings in the past two weeks,” Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley said, adding that to “fully tackle gang violence requires the absolute support of communities.” Commissioner Corbishley said, “Bermuda has seen 5 shootings in the past two weeks. This has overshadowed the previous... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Connectech Gears Up For Robotics Competition

Connectech Gears Up For Robotics Competition

Connectech is inviting “anyone interested in robotics, engineering, and technology who has passion, can be dedicated, committed and disciplined enough to represent the Island internationally at the Fourth Annual First Global robotics competition in 2020.” A spokesperson said, “Fresh off the heels of their successful debut at the 2019 First Global Challenge,... Read more of this article

Report: Flight Diverted Due To Phone/Seat Issue

Report: Flight Diverted Due To Phone/Seat Issue

According to a report, the British Airways flight that recently diverted to Bermuda was due to an “overheating mobile phone developing smoke after having been crushed in a business seat mechanism.” The Aviation Herald report said, “The crew decided to divert to Bermuda while smoke from an overheating mobile phone developed, that had been crushed in a... Read more of this article

Apply For TLF Summer Internship Programme

Apply For TLF Summer Internship Programme

The Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] is inviting applications from university students for its 12-week summer internship. A spokesperson said, “If you are a motivated university student, currently studying technology or interested in a career in the Information and Communication Technology [ICT] field, we encourage you to apply. “The TLF Internship Programme... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

67-Year-Old Man Hurt After Falling Off A Ladder

67-Year-Old Man Hurt After Falling Off A Ladder

A 67-year-old man sustained minor injuries after falling approximately 7 feet off a ladder in Hamilton Parish. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 5:25pm a call was received by fire dispatch reporting a 67-year-old male having fallen off a ladder from approximately 7 feet sustaining a injury to his right shoulder at Winton Drive Hamilton Parish. “BFRS... Read more of this article

20-Year-Old Man Hospitalised After Collision

20-Year-Old Man Hospitalised After Collision

A 20-year-old man was transported to hospital via ambulance for treatment following a two vehicle collision in Smith’s parish. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:10am Tuesday, February 4th police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision at the junction of Middle... Read more of this article

Truck & Motorcyclist Collision In Smith’s Parish

Truck & Motorcyclist Collision In Smith’s Parish

[Updated] A serious collision has occurred in the Middle Road, Verdmont Road area of Smith’s parish, apparently involving a heavy truck and a motorcyclist. A police spokesperson said, “A reported serious collision has occurred in the Middle Road, Verdmont Road Smith’s parish area – apparently involving a heavy truck and a motorcyclist. “Motorists... Read more of this article