Retail Sales Decreased 15% In May 2020

Retail Sales Decreased 15% In May 2020

The May 2020 Retail Sales Index has been released, with the report stating that retail sales overall decreased 15%, while liquor stores recorded the largest volume increase of 19.6%. Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert said, “After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation, measured at 1.3% in May, the overall volume of local retail... Read more of this article

Mirrors Art & Digital Competition Prize-Giving

Mirrors Art & Digital Competition Prize-Giving

The Mirrors Programme recently hosted a prize-giving ceremony for students who entered the annual Art and Digital Competition. A spokesperson said, “Last week, the Mirrors Programme hosted a prize-giving ceremony for students who entered the Annual Art and Digital Competition held in partnership with the Mirrors Alumni & Friends Association... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘The Loan Agreement Was Not So Savvy’

OBA: ‘The Loan Agreement Was Not So Savvy’

“How can the Premier have been so gullible to have approved this dodgy-looking deal,” OBA candidate Patricia Gordon-Pamplin has asked. Ms Gordon-Pamplin said, “The $800,000 loan was repayable over three years, which is around $22,000 a month, plus interest, from a so-called entertainment business that does not appear to have had any... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Two New Tug Boats Arrive

Photos & Video: Two New Tug Boats Arrive

Two new tug boats arrived on this island this weekend, with the new boats replacing the Department of Marine & Ports Powerful and Faithful boats. A Government spokesperson previously said, “The public is advised that arriving in Bermuda in mid-September, weather permitting, are two new fuel-efficient ‘Damen ASD 2811 Azimuth Stern Drive’ tugs... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Sept 27th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Sept 27th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that MoonGate hosted the MASA Art Competition, Argus Group is celebrating 70 years of service by donating over $70,000 to youth programmes, Teachers Rugby Football Club has awarded a total of $7,500 toward supporting the education of three young club members, and Natasha Trott and Leanda Blackman made football history were all some of the positive... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Grand Motorcade & Drive-In Rally

Photos: PLP Grand Motorcade & Drive-In Rally

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] held their ‘Grand Motorcade & Drive-In Rally’ this evening [Sept 26], with the motorcade leaving Alaska Hall and heading to TN Tatem for a socially distanced drive in rally.For comprehensive coverage of the 2020 Bermuda General Election and past elections, you can find more... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Release Election Platform

Video: OBA Release Election Platform

The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] is holding an “OBA Platform Release” this evening [Sept 26] and streaming online and you can watch it live below, as well as read their full election platform, which the party released this evening.Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 23-minute replay is belowThe full OBA platform follows below [PDF... Read more of this article


Covid-19: 560 Test Results, None Were Positive

Covid-19: 560 Test Results, None Were Positive

There were 560 test results received today and none were positive for COVID-19, so the total of confirmed cases to date remains at 181, with 5 cases being active. A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 560 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for COVID-19. “Bermuda has had 181 total confirmed positive... Read more of this article

BPS Confirm Suspect Arrested After Sex Assault

BPS Confirm Suspect Arrested After Sex Assault

Police Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro, Officer in Charge of the Crime Division, today [Sept 26] announced that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the recent sexual assault, with a 37-year-old male taken into custody. Image of the suspect provided by the police:Detective Superintendent Pedro said, “What we have learned so... Read more of this article

Liquor Establishment Hours Extended To 2am

Liquor Establishment Hours Extended To 2am

Hours for liquor licensed establishments will be extended from 12 midnight to 2am, the Government confirmed today. A Government spokesperson said, “At Tuesday’s Covid press conference, and in light of the current regulations expiring this weekend, changes to the public health regulations were announced. “It is correct that the hours for liquor... Read more of this article

OBA & PLP On Independence Talk Claims

OBA & PLP On Independence Talk Claims

The OBA Leader has alleged that the Premier asked him for the “Opposition’s support in bringing Bermuda to Independence,” while the PLP has alleged that Mr Cannonier is “lying,” and pointed out that “Bermuda cannot go to independence without Bermudians voting in favour in a referendum.” These statements were made... Read more of this article

Closed 8%, Open 59%, Reduced Hours 33%

Closed 8%, Open 59%, Reduced Hours 33%

8% of businesses in the City of Hamilton, North Hamilton, St. Georges and Dockyard are permanently closed, 59% are fully open and 33% are temporarily closed and/or operating on reduced hours. These were some of the key takeaways from the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce foot survey on the impact of COVID-19 on business in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “To... Read more of this article

Photos: WA Takes Part In PALS Mad Hair Day

Photos: WA Takes Part In PALS Mad Hair Day

Warwick Academy celebrated Mad Hair Day on Friday [Sept 25] with the students and staff wearing unusual hairstyles to help raise funds for the PALS charity, which works to support cancer patients. ”Great community spirit was shown as all students and staff took part,” a spokesperson said. Related... Read more of this article

Roban: FDM’s “Anti-Mask Position Is Dangerous”

Roban: FDM’s “Anti-Mask Position Is Dangerous”

“The FDM Party’s anti-mask position is dangerous and we must ensure that those who advocate against capable management of the coronavirus remain out of the House of Assembly,” the PLP said. A spokesperson said, “In an interview, FDM Leader Marc Bean rejected the scientific consensus and said that wearing masks does not help to stop... Read more of this article

CVD: No Public Debate, Working On A Panel

CVD: No Public Debate, Working On A Panel

“We regrettably have to announce that the public debate as we envisaged will not take place,” the CVD said today, with the group said they are “close to agreeing on a format that the three leaders can feel comfortable with” which, as it stands now, would have ”each leader facing a panel.” The statement said, “The... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 25 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 25 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... Read more of this article

Column: Does Premier Think Voters Are Suckers?

Column: Does Premier Think Voters Are Suckers?

[Opinion column written by OBA candidate Vic Ball] The purposefully provocative title reflects the only possible conclusion I could come to as to how Premier Burt views Bermudian voters. Why else would he call a snap election now and expect to win? After only three years of a five-year term, is he not trusting that constituents will be so gullible that... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Two New Tug Boats Arrive

Photos & Video: Two New Tug Boats Arrive

Two new tug boats arrived on this island this weekend, with the new boats replacing the Department of Marine & Ports Powerful and Faithful boats. A Government spokesperson previously said, “The public is advised that arriving in Bermuda in mid-September, weather permitting, are two new fuel-efficient ‘Damen ASD 2811 Azimuth Stern Drive’ tugs... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Sept 27th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Sept 27th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that MoonGate hosted the MASA Art Competition, Argus Group is celebrating 70 years of service by donating over $70,000 to youth programmes, Teachers Rugby Football Club has awarded a total of $7,500 toward supporting the education of three young club members, and Natasha Trott and Leanda Blackman made football history were all some of the positive... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Release Election Platform

Video: OBA Release Election Platform

The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] is holding an “OBA Platform Release” this evening [Sept 26] and streaming online and you can watch it live below, as well as read their full election platform, which the party released this evening.Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 23-minute replay is belowThe full OBA platform follows below [PDF... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Dudley Eve Rescheduled For Wednesday

Dudley Eve Rescheduled For Wednesday

The postponed Dudley Eve games have been rescheduled for Wednesday [Sept 30] at the National Sports Centre. A BFA spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Football Association would like to announce that the postponed Dudley Eve Match Day 2 fixtures, scheduled on Wednesday, September 13th, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 30th at the National... Read more of this article

2021 NatWest Island Games Postponed

2021 NatWest Island Games Postponed

The 2021 NatWest International Island Games — scheduled to be held in July 2021 — in Guernsey have been postponed due to the impact of the pandemic, the organisers announced today. A spokesperson said, “The International Island Games Association held their virtual AGM on Saturday 26 September when Jorgen Pettersson, chair of the IIGA,... Read more of this article

2020 Barry Hanson Swimming Meet Results

2020 Barry Hanson Swimming Meet Results

The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association hosted the 2020 Barry Hanson Swim Meet at the BASA Pool. Taylor White picked up three wins on the day clocking the fastest Women’s 14 & Over 50 Backstroke time of 30.94, she would then clock a time of 1:11.49 during the Women’s 14 & Over 100 IM and she also won the Women 14 & Over 50 Freestyle... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Retail Sales Decreased 15% In May 2020

Retail Sales Decreased 15% In May 2020

The May 2020 Retail Sales Index has been released, with the report stating that retail sales overall decreased 15%, while liquor stores recorded the largest volume increase of 19.6%. Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert said, “After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation, measured at 1.3% in May, the overall volume of local retail... Read more of this article

A Conversation With Jeff Lindor On October 1st

A Conversation With Jeff Lindor On October 1st

The Driven Society and BEDC will be hosting a conversation with Jeff Lindor on Thursday, October 1 at 8.00pm. The event flyer says, “Join Driven Society and BEDC on October 1st for an inspiring conversation with Jeff Lindor, founder of the Gentlemen’s Factory. “Born in Haiti, raised in a public housing development in Brooklyn, NY. Jeff Lindor... Read more of this article

Closed 8%, Open 59%, Reduced Hours 33%

Closed 8%, Open 59%, Reduced Hours 33%

8% of businesses in the City of Hamilton, North Hamilton, St. Georges and Dockyard are permanently closed, 59% are fully open and 33% are temporarily closed and/or operating on reduced hours. These were some of the key takeaways from the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce foot survey on the impact of COVID-19 on business in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “To... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Mirrors Art & Digital Competition Prize-Giving

Mirrors Art & Digital Competition Prize-Giving

The Mirrors Programme recently hosted a prize-giving ceremony for students who entered the annual Art and Digital Competition. A spokesperson said, “Last week, the Mirrors Programme hosted a prize-giving ceremony for students who entered the Annual Art and Digital Competition held in partnership with the Mirrors Alumni & Friends Association... Read more of this article

Va Va To Host Pink Party Charity Cruise

Va Va To Host Pink Party Charity Cruise

VaVa Entertainment Ltd is holding a Charity Event, the Pink Party Cruise to benefit P.A.L.S. in honor of Reneé M. Carter, Eddie Minors and anyone whom we have lost to cancer or who may be surviving cancer. “This Charity Event, to be held this Sunday, September 27th from 4 – 8 pm, boarding MV Elizabeth at the Flag Pole on Front Street. There... Read more of this article

Video: ‘New Raz Adventures’ Premiere Episode

Video: ‘New Raz Adventures’ Premiere Episode

Bermudian animated series New Raz Adventures – which is the successor of last year’s The Adventures Of Raz – premiered its first episode today [Sept 25], which can be seen below. A spokesperson said, “The Adventures of Raz is back with an all-new episode, which introduces Kiwi, who discovers a mysterious object and invites Raz... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Three Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

Three Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

The Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of three international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission on Tuesday [Sept 22]. A spokesperson said, “On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of three International Experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission. “The Sargasso Sea Commission was established by... Read more of this article

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

The Bermuda Reef Life HD has recently been updated, with the app “featuring some 300 high definition images divided into 15 sections showcasing the beauty and diversity of Bermuda beneath the surface.” A spokesperson said, “Building from the success of the previous version of his Reef Life app, Ron Lucas’ latest update for the free... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks Featured Internationally

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks Featured Internationally

Several Bermuda shipwreck related documentaries have been featured on well-known international media channels and programmes. A Government spokesperson said, “Several shipwreck related documentaries produced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in conjunction with Dr. Philippe Rouja and his team, have been featured on well-known... Read more of this article

CRIME

BPS Confirm Suspect Arrested After Sex Assault

BPS Confirm Suspect Arrested After Sex Assault

Police Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro, Officer in Charge of the Crime Division, today [Sept 26] announced that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the recent sexual assault, with a 37-year-old male taken into custody. Image of the suspect provided by the police:Detective Superintendent Pedro said, “What we have learned so... Read more of this article

Police Release Photos Of Sex Assault Suspect

Police Release Photos Of Sex Assault Suspect

The  police released two images in regards to a serious sexual assault on a 31-year-old woman on Sunday [Sept 20], saying that they “implore anyone who has any information or idea of the identity of this person to make contact with us without delay.” Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service is today releasing... Read more of this article

Video: Police Press Conference On Assault

Video: Police Press Conference On Assault

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] held a press conference this afternoon [Sept 23] to provide an update regarding the recent sexual assault. Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank those members of the public and businesses who have come forward to assist us in the investigation of a serious sexual... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

BSX & MIH Approve Listing Of Hashdex

BSX & MIH Approve Listing Of Hashdex

The Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX] and parent company Miami International Holdings, Inc. [MIH], today announced that the Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index ETF was approved for listing on the BSX. BSX President and CEO Greg Wojciechowski commented, “The team at the BSX welcomes the Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index ETF listing. The ETF listing is the first structure of its kind to... Read more of this article

Emergence Limited Wins International Award

Emergence Limited Wins International Award

Bermuda-based company, Emergence Limited, was awarded Prophix’s “North American Partner of the Year” during last week’s annual client and partner summit. A spokesperson said, “Whilst the “Future Forward” themed conference had to be held virtually this year, the global Corporate Performance Management [CPM] software company did not disappoint. The day... Read more of this article

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

The Bermuda Reef Life HD has recently been updated, with the app “featuring some 300 high definition images divided into 15 sections showcasing the beauty and diversity of Bermuda beneath the surface.” A spokesperson said, “Building from the success of the previous version of his Reef Life app, Ron Lucas’ latest update for the free android version of... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two Motorcycle Collision In Smith’s Parish

Two Motorcycle Collision In Smith’s Parish

Emergency services responded to a collision this afternoon [Sept 19] at the junction of South Road and Zuill’s Park Road in Smith’s Parish. A police spokesperson said, “At about 4:40 p.m. today, Saturday, 19th September, police received a report of a serious road traffic collision at the junction of South Road and Zuill’s Park Road in Smith’s... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To Report Of Smoke On Aircraft

BFRS Respond To Report Of Smoke On Aircraft

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a report of aircraft indicating smoke in the cabin, however after “investigation it was determined that the smoke indicator in the cockpit was faulty.” A spokesperson said, “At 1:34pm today the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Dispatch received a report of aircraft indicating smoke... Read more of this article

Two Vehicle Collision In Devonshire

Two Vehicle Collision In Devonshire

A two vehicle collision involving a motorcar and electric car took place in Devonshire this afternoon [Sept 17] with one person having to be extracted from a vehicle by the BFRS. A police spokesperson said, “Please be advised there is a serious two vehicle, [motorcar and electric car] collision on Parson’s Lane in Devonshire. “Female driver of... Read more of this article