Red Cross Appeal To Assist Sierra Leone

Red Cross Appeal To Assist Sierra Leone

The Bermuda Red Cross launched an appeal to assist Sierra Leone following the flooding and mudslide disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives. A Red Cross spokesperson said, “As the full horror of Monday’s flooding and mudslide disaster in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown emerges, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Boccia Team Win Two Games In Cali

Bermuda’s Boccia Team Win Two Games In Cali

Bermuda’s Boccia team of Yushae Desilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson, Omar Hayward and Rechai Young all took part in the Individual Competition of the 2017 Bisfed America’s Boccia Team Championship in Cali, Colombia, recording wins against Brazil and Argentina. Desilva-Andrade won her BC2 opening match 4 – 1 defeating Natali de Faria from Brazil,... Read more of this article

Video: August 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police confirmed the death of a 51-year-old male, police appeal for witnesses to the murder Jahkoby Smith, painting by Bermudian artist April Branco used to show love and equality during counter-protests in Virginia, industrial action at Westgate Correctional Facility, Bermudiana flower having a “tough time” growing in Ireland, cruise ship... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda Football Player Katelyn Medeiros

Meet Bermuda Football Player Katelyn Medeiros

In the seventh in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 12-year-old Katelyn Medeiros.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? I feel very shocked and surprised, because I am the youngest player... Read more of this article

47,092 Registered Road Vehicles In Bermuda

47,092 Registered Road Vehicles In Bermuda

In 2015, there were 47,092 registered road vehicles in Bermuda, with private cars accounting for nearly half [45.88%] while just under one-third [33.25%] were motorcycles and scooters. This statistic was included in the recently released Environmental Statistics Compendium prepared by the Department of Statistics. Chart extracted from the report:The... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda Football Player Koa Goodchild

Meet Bermuda Football Player Koa Goodchild

In the sixth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 14-year-old Koa Goodchild.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? I am honored to be selected for the U17 trip because I know that a lot of... Read more of this article

Industrial Action, Meeting With Prison Officers

Industrial Action, Meeting With Prison Officers

The Ministry of National Security said that as a result of today’s industrial action  at the Westgate Correctional Facility, the Department of Corrections leadership “continues to meet with the Prison Officers Association to address the concerns.” The Ministry also confirmed that among the issues raised was staff shortages at the facility. A... Read more of this article


30 Minute Video: August 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 18 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

Berkeley Board Congratulates Michelle Simmons

Berkeley Board Congratulates Michelle Simmons

The Board of Governors of the Berkeley Institute have extended their congratulations to Mrs. Michelle Simmons on her appointment by the Governor as an independent senator. A spokesperson said, “The Board of Governors of the Berkeley Institute, is delighted to publicly congratulate Mrs. Michelle Simmons on her appointment by His Excellency the... Read more of this article

Photos: Celebrity Summit Crew Clean Beaches

Photos: Celebrity Summit Crew Clean Beaches

Crew members from the Celebrity Summit cruise ship took the afternoon off from their duties on board the ship to do a beach cleanup on Thursday afternoon [Aug 17], along with Keep Bermuda Beautiful at Black Bay Beach and the Glass Beach in Dockyard. A spokesperson said, “Cruise ships bring tourists to Bermuda which helps Bermuda’s economy. But who... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda Football Player Sh’Nyah Akinstall

Meet Bermuda Football Player Sh’Nyah Akinstall

In the fifth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 14-year-old Sh’Nyah Akinstall.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It is very exciting and I feel it is a great honor. 2. How will you... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 51-Year-Old Man

Police Confirm Death Of 51-Year-Old Man

The police have confirmed the death of a 51-year-old male who was found in a non-responsive state in Pembroke this morning [Aug 18], and said that “foul play is not suspected.” A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to a report of an incident that took place at the American International Building in Pembroke at 7:30am this morning... Read more of this article

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jahkoby Smith

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jahkoby Smith

Police are appealing for witnesses to the murder of 21-year-old Jahkoby Smith, who was fatally stabbed at the West End Sailboat Club in Sandys, during a wake being held for the late Jachari Francis. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:15pm on Saturday 29th July, Jahkoby Smith was fatally stabbed after he was involved in an altercation which... Read more of this article

Photos: Cruise Ship Insignia Visits St. Georges

Photos: Cruise Ship Insignia Visits St. Georges

The 594-foot passenger ship Insignia is at berth in St. George’s today [Aug 18]. According to the latest version of the 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the ship is carrying an estimated 734 passengers and 386 crew as it makes its Bermuda stop. The ship which arrived yesterday is scheduled to depart this afternoon at approximately 2.00pm. Related... Read more of this article

Artist’s Work Used During Counter-Protests In VA

Artist’s Work Used During Counter-Protests In VA

Aiming to make a point at the recent ‘Unite the Right’ white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, one man used a sign featuring a painting by Bermudian artist April Branco, using her work to help present a message of love and equality. Mark Martin contacted Ms Branco a few weeks ago asking permission to use a print of her painting... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Electronics & Economy Fares

Off The Rock: Electronics & Economy Fares

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Basic Economy Fares If you are a budget-conscious traveler, then you might like the new Basic Economy fares some US airlines are pushing. American, Delta and United all plan on using them as a price point below their Standard Economy tickets. They are not available on most flights for these carriers but will... Read more of this article

New App Offers Visitors A Local Perspective

New App Offers Visitors A Local Perspective

Last week, Bermudians Alison Swan and William West launched ‘Winnow,’ a travel app designed to provide visitors to Bermuda with a more authentic experience. In collaboration with various providers on the island, Winnow offers visitors the opportunity to view Bermuda from a new and varied perspective. Available experiences range from sunset... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: August 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police confirmed the death of a 51-year-old male, police appeal for witnesses to the murder Jahkoby Smith, painting by Bermudian artist April Branco used to show love and equality during counter-protests in Virginia, industrial action at Westgate Correctional Facility, Bermudiana flower having a “tough time” growing in Ireland, cruise ship... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 18 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

Video: August 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Carol Bassett retires from the Senate, cap of 500 recreational lobster divers for 2017/18 season, recipients of this year’s Bermuda Government Scholarships announced, free health checks this evening at Albuoy’s Point, travel app ‘Winnow’ launches, Alexandra Barnes, Christian Oatley, Casey Schuler and Megan Zimmerer win top awards... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Meet Bermuda Football Player Lindsey Pacheco

Meet Bermuda Football Player Lindsey Pacheco

In the eighth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 15-year-old Lindsey Pacheco.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? I am very honored to be selected to be a part of such an elite squad.... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Boccia Team Win Two Games In Cali

Bermuda’s Boccia Team Win Two Games In Cali

Bermuda’s Boccia team of Yushae Desilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson, Omar Hayward and Rechai Young all took part in the Individual Competition of the 2017 Bisfed America’s Boccia Team Championship in Cali, Colombia, recording wins against Brazil and Argentina. Desilva-Andrade won her BC2 opening match 4 – 1 defeating Natali de Faria from Brazil,... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda Football Player Katelyn Medeiros

Meet Bermuda Football Player Katelyn Medeiros

In the seventh in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 12-year-old Katelyn Medeiros.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? I feel very shocked and surprised, because I am the youngest player... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 19

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 19

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 19th.On Saturday the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is expected, and on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship, the Oleander container ship and the Amparo Paola general cargo ship will arrive. On Wednesday the Norwegian... Read more of this article

JLT Re Appoints Bardon As Partner In Bermuda

JLT Re Appoints Bardon As Partner In Bermuda

JLT Re, the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed Nicolas Bardon as a Partner in JLT Re’s Bermuda operation reporting to Guy Hengesbaugh. Commenting on the appointment Guy Hengesbaugh, Partner and Head of Office for JLT Re in Bermuda, said “Nicolas is a great addition to the team and we welcome his experience and... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 18 2017

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 18 2017

August 18 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 1,972.56, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 64 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF], and the full report for the week is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesGuide For Investors In Bermuda Stock Market BSX... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

BIFF & BIFA To Host Summer Film Camps

BIFF & BIFA To Host Summer Film Camps

The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] and Bermuda International Film Academy will be hosting Summer Film Camps from Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25 and from Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1st. The event poster says, “Camp 1 – Pre – Production and Production: Students are introduced to the storytelling medium of... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Electronics & Economy Fares

Off The Rock: Electronics & Economy Fares

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Basic Economy Fares If you are a budget-conscious traveler, then you might like the new Basic Economy fares some US airlines are pushing. American, Delta and United all plan on using them as a price point below their Standard Economy tickets. They are not available on most flights for these carriers but will... Read more of this article

Reza Edge Of Illusion Shows On Sept 22 & 23

Reza Edge Of Illusion Shows On Sept 22 & 23

Extreme Entertainment is getting set to present The Reza Edge of Illusion Tour show on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 with doors open at 8.00pm and show start at 9.00pm at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. A spokesperson said, “The Reza Edge of Illusion Tour show opens to the public on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23.... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos: Celebrity Summit Crew Clean Beaches

Photos: Celebrity Summit Crew Clean Beaches

Crew members from the Celebrity Summit cruise ship took the afternoon off from their duties on board the ship to do a beach cleanup on Thursday afternoon [Aug 17], along with Keep Bermuda Beautiful at Black Bay Beach and the Glass Beach in Dockyard. A spokesperson said, “Cruise ships bring tourists to Bermuda which helps Bermuda’s economy. But who... Read more of this article

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

The Sisyrinchium bermudianum, known locally as the Bermudiana, is thought to be native to the island, but also grows widely in Ireland, though the flower has a tougher time of it in that more northern climate, its flowers often struggling to open. A story in the Irish Times said “Every spring in Bermuda a little plant comes into flower, sprinkling... Read more of this article

Cap Of 500 Recreational Lobster Diver Licences

Cap Of 500 Recreational Lobster Diver Licences

Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown announced a cap on the number of recreational lobster divers for the 2017-2018 season, which opens September 1, 2017, saying the “number of licences will be capped at 500, approximately the same number of divers licensed for the 2016-17 season.” “Divers who held a licence during the past 2016-17 season... Read more of this article

CRIME

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jahkoby Smith

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jahkoby Smith

Police are appealing for witnesses to the murder of 21-year-old Jahkoby Smith, who was fatally stabbed at the West End Sailboat Club in Sandys, during a wake being held for the late Jachari Francis. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:15pm on Saturday 29th July, Jahkoby Smith was fatally stabbed after he was involved in an altercation which... Read more of this article

Firearm & Ammunition Seized, Two Men Arrested

Firearm & Ammunition Seized, Two Men Arrested

A firearm and ammunition were seized, and two men have been arrested after the police stopped a car in the St. Mary’s Road, Warwick area last night [Aug 15] the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Police officers conducting ongoing enquiries regarding a specific investigation had cause to stop a car in the St. Mary’s Road,... Read more of this article

Man In Stable Condition After Stabbing Incident

Man In Stable Condition After Stabbing Incident

At last check earlier today [August 15th] the 32-year-old male stabbed during an incident at Ambiance Lounge around 4:15am Saturday remains in the Intensive Care Unit in stable condition, the police confirmed today. A 40-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident, which marked the fourth reported stabbing incident in recent days. Related... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

New App Offers Visitors A Local Perspective

New App Offers Visitors A Local Perspective

Last week, Bermudians Alison Swan and William West launched ‘Winnow,’ a travel app designed to provide visitors to Bermuda with a more authentic experience. In collaboration with various providers on the island, Winnow offers visitors the opportunity to view Bermuda from a new and varied perspective. Available experiences range from sunset paddle board yoga,... Read more of this article

One Communications Net Income: $2.1 Million

One Communications Net Income: $2.1 Million

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], One Communications released their audited results for the period beginning May 3, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016, saying that operating income was $4.4 million and net income was $2.1 million. “We continued to build out a state of the art FibreWire internet network that will be finished in Q4 2017 and launched... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Electricity Sector Regulation

Regulatory Authority Electricity Sector Regulation

In July 2017 the Regulatory Authority received consent for the final form of electricity sector licenses, and these “licenses, as well as a license application process developed by the Authority, have now been enacted as general determinations, completing their final and formal legislative stage.” An RA spokesperson said, “On 28 October 2016, the Regulatory... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

People Recovered After Jet Skis Break Down

People Recovered After Jet Skis Break Down

On Saturday [Aug 12] four people were recovered from the water after two jet skis broke down east of Dockyard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Radio received a call from a member of the public reporting that they had received a call from a third party, reporting two jet skis broken down [one having possibly capsized]... Read more of this article

Rider Injured After Collision Involving Jet Skis

Rider Injured After Collision Involving Jet Skis

On Saturday [Aug 12] two jet skis collided, with one male rider suffering back injuries and being transported ashore by boat. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by Police COMOPS reporting that two jet skis have collided in the vicinity of Pompano with one male rider suffering back... Read more of this article

Man In Stable Condition After Stabbing Incident

Man In Stable Condition After Stabbing Incident

At last check earlier today [August 15th] the 32-year-old male stabbed during an incident at Ambiance Lounge around 4:15am Saturday remains in the Intensive Care Unit in stable condition, the police confirmed today. A 40-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident, which marked the fourth reported stabbing incident in recent days. Related... Read more of this article