New Oleander Successfully Launched In China

New Oleander Successfully Launched In China

Bermuda Container Line [BCL] announced the successful launch of the new “Oleander” in China last week. BCL’s new container roll-on/roll-off vessel “Oleander” was constructed at Yangzijiang Shipyard in China. After sliding down the slipway to the cheers of the many builders, the new “Oleander” was towed to the finishing dock where... Read more of this article

Court: Jury Hears Murder Victim’s Last Words

Court: Jury Hears Murder Victim’s Last Words

The last words of Bermudian teenager Lyrico Steede were played at the trial of five teenagers accused of his murder, with the trial taking place at the Nottingham Crown Court in England. This is according to a report by the Nottinghamshire Post, which said, “They were recorded on the camera fitted to the uniform of a police officer trying to... Read more of this article

Video: Disaster Risk Reduction, Mitigation Team

Video: Disaster Risk Reduction, Mitigation Team

Kelly Trott from HM Customs, Troy Furbert from the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service, Dean Rubaine from the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Lyndon Raynor from the Bermuda Police Service, and Team Leader Steve Cosham will serve on the Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Team, it was announced today. Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was joined by... Read more of this article

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

The Bermuda Zoological Society in partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy completed another research and education programme this year, with the Bermuda Turtle Project committed to the goal of promoting the conservation of marine turtles through research and education. “During the 2018 research session the BTP team captured 259 green turtles... Read more of this article

St. George’s Christmas Boat Parade On Dec 1

St. George’s Christmas Boat Parade On Dec 1

For the first time St. George’s is going to get its own Christmas Boat Parade and organisers are calling on boat owners to get in touch to take part. A spokesperson for the St. George’s Boat Parade Committee said: “The harbour at St. George’s is perfect for this kind of event. We expect that ours might start small, but it will grow. “We... Read more of this article

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

[Opinion column written by Jessica Riederer] This Saturday, my aunt Carol Mullan and I visited a few West End beaches to clean up the trash that was washing in. There was a lot of it. On the way home, I was telling my aunt that I had visited the public dock at Ely’s Harbour a few weeks ago and had been horrified by the amount of rubbish that was... Read more of this article

HealthCare Patients ‘Extremely Concerned’

HealthCare Patients ‘Extremely Concerned’

[Updated] The patients of Bermuda HealthCare Services [BHCS] said they “remain extremely concerned that after twenty months their medical files that were removed from the clinic by the Police during a raid last February, have still not been returned.” The patients indicated that they “are up in arms” as they have been informed... Read more of this article


Column: At Home In The Innovation Nation

Column: At Home In The Innovation Nation

[Opinion column written by DrumG Technologies Chief Operating Officer Stafford Lowe] I remember that some eyebrows were raised when we first announced our decision to be based in Bermuda. Even the professional services firms we engaged with to get ourselves started were forced to do some careful thinking. This wasn’t part of the normal playbook, you... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Seven Seas Navigator Arrives

Photos & Video: Seven Seas Navigator Arrives

[Updated with photos] The Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship arrived in St George’s this morning [Oct 15], with the 565 foot long cruise ship carrying an estimated 480 passengers and 325 crew members. The 23-minute live video replay is below:This marks one of sixteen calls St George’s is scheduled to receive this year, with one more ship... Read more of this article

“Working To Revive Technical Education”

“Working To Revive Technical Education”

Technical education is the focus of the latest issue of Bermuda College’s ‘Voices in Education’ journal, and with writers citing experiences at the now closed Bermuda Technical Institute, a senior College officials notes that “while we cannot turn back the clock to the 50’s or 60’s, we can learn from our history,” adding... Read more of this article

20 Vendors To Take Part In Street Food Festival

20 Vendors To Take Part In Street Food Festival

The Bermuda Food Truck Festival is expanding its culinary experience for visitors and evolving into the Bermuda Street Food Festival, with the event set to take place on Sunday, October 28th, in the City of Hamilton. The Bermuda Tourism Authority-managed culinary event, now in its third year, is a round-up of food trucks, pop-up vendors and other mom... Read more of this article

Police Investigate Gun Shots In Pembroke

Police Investigate Gun Shots In Pembroke

Police responded to several 911 calls regarding gun shots being heard in the Central Pembroke area last night, and said that “it does not appear that anyone has been injured.” A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to several 911 calls regarding gun shots being heard in Central Pembroke area [Curving Avenue, Rambling Lane, Middle... Read more of this article

Marla Smith: A Librarian For The Digital Age

Marla Smith: A Librarian For The Digital Age

With the digital evolution, it’s essential that the role of the librarian expands, Youth Services Librarian Marla Smith said, explaining that local library services have expanded far past checking out books, with the library now providing services using technology and digitization. The Minister for the Cabinet Office with responsibility for Government... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw Bermuda’s football team hammer Sint Maarten 12 – 0 in the CONCACAF Nations League Qualifier, multiple people arrested due to roadside sobriety checkpoints, cyclists win medals at the Elite Caribbean Cycling Championships in the Dominican Republic, the MSA Bazaar, Go-Karting & Musical Extravaganza, J&J Produce... Read more of this article

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor of Bermuda George Fergusson is set to take part in the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry in the ‘Future of the UK Overseas Territories’ on Tuesday, October 16th. This is according to the official website, which states the ‘Oral Evidence Session’ witnesses will include George Fergusson,... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: Partner Re Women’s 5K Run/Walk

Photos/Videos: Partner Re Women’s 5K Run/Walk

[Updated with photos] The PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run and Walk took place this morning [Oct 14] starting from the Botanical Gardens, with hundreds of women taking part in the event. We will update with a photo gallery and the results later, and in the meantime, thirty minutes of video spanning the start and finish is below. 9-minute live replay of the... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Mount Saint Agnes Bazaar

Photos & Video: Mount Saint Agnes Bazaar

Mount Saint Agnes Academy held their annual Bazaar this past weekend, with a wide array of games, entertainment, refreshments, raffles and more at the ‘Pirates and Mermaid’ themed event, which saw people, young and old, come out to try their hand at the games and enjoy the entertainment during the two-day event. Nine minute live replay: Related... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Oct 14th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Oct 14th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that the Bermuda football team defeated Sint Maarten 12 – 0, Conde Nast named Bermuda the number #1 island in the Caribbean & Atlantic Region, Elizabeth Blankendal was called to the Bermuda Bar, RUBiS donated $10,000 to P.A.L.S, and Trey Simons was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Male Runner of Week for the third time... Read more of this article

Bermuda Win Caribbean Championships Medals

Bermuda Win Caribbean Championships Medals

Conor White and Caitlin Conyers competed in the Individual Time Trial event at the Elite Caribbean Cycling Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Saturday, capturing silver and bronze medals in their respective categories.White is in his first year out of juniors and raced in the Under 23 event over 30 kilometers, finishing in 40 minutes... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Disaster Risk Reduction, Mitigation Team

Video: Disaster Risk Reduction, Mitigation Team

Kelly Trott from HM Customs, Troy Furbert from the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service, Dean Rubaine from the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Lyndon Raynor from the Bermuda Police Service, and Team Leader Steve Cosham will serve on the Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Team, it was announced today. Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was joined by... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Seven Seas Navigator Arrives

Photos & Video: Seven Seas Navigator Arrives

[Updated with photos] The Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship arrived in St George’s this morning [Oct 15], with the 565 foot long cruise ship carrying an estimated 480 passengers and 325 crew members. The 23-minute live video replay is below:This marks one of sixteen calls St George’s is scheduled to receive this year, with one more ship... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw Bermuda’s football team hammer Sint Maarten 12 – 0 in the CONCACAF Nations League Qualifier, multiple people arrested due to roadside sobriety checkpoints, cyclists win medals at the Elite Caribbean Cycling Championships in the Dominican Republic, the MSA Bazaar, Go-Karting & Musical Extravaganza, J&J Produce... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Harness Pony Racing Results

Bermuda Harness Pony Racing Results

The 2018/19 Harness Pony Racing season resumed at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street. In the first race of the evening Christian Truran in the bike of It’s All About Me won the 1:04&4 and Faster Time Bar Class with a time of 1:04&4, Kiwon Waldron in the bike of Gold-N-Glory finished second clocking a time of 1:05 flat and Andrea... Read more of this article

Lewis Competes In Niagara Falls Half Marathon

Lewis Competes In Niagara Falls Half Marathon

Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis and her coach Curtis Thom took part in the Niagara Falls Half Marathon in Canada. Lewis, who normally competes in sprint events, was clocked across the line in a time of 1:07:35, finishing as the first female in the division. Speaking after the race, the two-time Paralympian said, “It was a fun morning! It warmed up a bit... Read more of this article

Football: FA Challenge Cup First Round Results

Football: FA Challenge Cup First Round Results

Devonshire Colts, Hamilton Parish, St. George’s Colts and Somerset Eagles join Wolves and Southampton Rangers as the First Division teams in the Second Round Draw of the FA Challenge Cup, which will also see Premier Division teams included. Devonshire Colts 3 St. David’s 5 At the Police Field, St. David’s got two goals from Kontai Burton as they... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

New Oleander Successfully Launched In China

New Oleander Successfully Launched In China

Bermuda Container Line [BCL] announced the successful launch of the new “Oleander” in China last week. BCL’s new container roll-on/roll-off vessel “Oleander” was constructed at Yangzijiang Shipyard in China. After sliding down the slipway to the cheers of the many builders, the new “Oleander” was towed to the finishing dock where... Read more of this article

Lunch & Learn On Payroll Tax Concessions

Lunch & Learn On Payroll Tax Concessions

New and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of Government’s latest Payroll Tax Relief Concessions are encouraged to sign up for the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC]’s free Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, from 12.30pm until 2pm. “The event, facilitated by Colina Outerbridge, BEDC’s Business... Read more of this article

Princess To Host South African Wine Dinner

Princess To Host South African Wine Dinner

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is partnering with South African vineyard, Waterford Estate, to put on an exclusive wine dinner on Saturday, October 20th. “The dinner will be hosted by the vineyard’s Head Winemaker, Mark le Roux who is visiting the island for the first time. At just 32 years old he is considered one of the rising stars of... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

St. George’s Christmas Boat Parade On Dec 1

St. George’s Christmas Boat Parade On Dec 1

For the first time St. George’s is going to get its own Christmas Boat Parade and organisers are calling on boat owners to get in touch to take part. A spokesperson for the St. George’s Boat Parade Committee said: “The harbour at St. George’s is perfect for this kind of event. We expect that ours might start small, but it will grow. “We... Read more of this article

20 Vendors To Take Part In Street Food Festival

20 Vendors To Take Part In Street Food Festival

The Bermuda Food Truck Festival is expanding its culinary experience for visitors and evolving into the Bermuda Street Food Festival, with the event set to take place on Sunday, October 28th, in the City of Hamilton. The Bermuda Tourism Authority-managed culinary event, now in its third year, is a round-up of food trucks, pop-up vendors and other mom... Read more of this article

Marla Smith: A Librarian For The Digital Age

Marla Smith: A Librarian For The Digital Age

With the digital evolution, it’s essential that the role of the librarian expands, Youth Services Librarian Marla Smith said, explaining that local library services have expanded far past checking out books, with the library now providing services using technology and digitization. The Minister for the Cabinet Office with responsibility for Government... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Over 2300lbs Of Trash Collected At Clean Up

Over 2300lbs Of Trash Collected At Clean Up

One Communications and Marooned Ocean Foundation today [Oct 15] released an update on the findings from their collaborative beach and ocean cleanup at Daniel’s Head. Deeming the event a success, the total amount of trash collected weighed in at 2,336.9lbs. “The type of garbage that sits along our seabed, and the other waste that washes up on shore,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

The Bermuda Zoological Society in partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy completed another research and education programme this year, with the Bermuda Turtle Project committed to the goal of promoting the conservation of marine turtles through research and education. “During the 2018 research session the BTP team captured 259 green turtles... Read more of this article

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

[Opinion column written by Jessica Riederer] This Saturday, my aunt Carol Mullan and I visited a few West End beaches to clean up the trash that was washing in. There was a lot of it. On the way home, I was telling my aunt that I had visited the public dock at Ely’s Harbour a few weeks ago and had been horrified by the amount of rubbish that was... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Jury Hears Murder Victim’s Last Words

Court: Jury Hears Murder Victim’s Last Words

The last words of Bermudian teenager Lyrico Steede were played at the trial of five teenagers accused of his murder, with the trial taking place at the Nottingham Crown Court in England. This is according to a report by the Nottinghamshire Post, which said, “They were recorded on the camera fitted to the uniform of a police officer trying to... Read more of this article

Road Sobriety Checkpoints From Oct 19 – 21st

Road Sobriety Checkpoints From Oct 19 – 21st

The Bermuda Police Service will be conducting road sobriety checkpoints again this weekend, set to take place in Pembroke, Devonshire and Paget parishes. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public that the next series of road sobriety checkpoints (as specified in the Official Gazette Notice Wednesday,... Read more of this article

Police Investigate Gun Shots In Pembroke

Police Investigate Gun Shots In Pembroke

Police responded to several 911 calls regarding gun shots being heard in the Central Pembroke area last night, and said that “it does not appear that anyone has been injured.” A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to several 911 calls regarding gun shots being heard in Central Pembroke area [Curving Avenue, Rambling Lane, Middle... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Column: At Home In The Innovation Nation

Column: At Home In The Innovation Nation

[Opinion column written by DrumG Technologies Chief Operating Officer Stafford Lowe] I remember that some eyebrows were raised when we first announced our decision to be based in Bermuda. Even the professional services firms we engaged with to get ourselves started were forced to do some careful thinking. This wasn’t part of the normal playbook, you see. Very few international... Read more of this article

Nominations Open For The 2018 TechAwards

Nominations Open For The 2018 TechAwards

Nominations are now being accepted for the TechAwards, with the deadline set for October 26th. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of ICT Policy and Innovation is advising that nominations are now being accepted for Bermuda’s Annual TechAwards. The deadline for nomination submissions is 26th October, 2018. “Interested persons are encouraged to... Read more of this article

New Mobile App Launches: ‘Aye Yo! Bermuda’

New Mobile App Launches: ‘Aye Yo! Bermuda’

Flawless Media today [Oct 10] announced the launch of its new mobile app Aye Yo! Bermuda, for iOS and Android mobile devices. “This app is a one stop shop providing both tourist and locals all the information they need on the leading retail, food, events and activities in Bermuda,” the company said.“Aye Yo! Bermuda allows consumers to type in a location... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BPS Confirm Death Of 49-Year-Old Marco Bowen

BPS Confirm Death Of 49-Year-Old Marco Bowen

The police have confirmed the death of 49-year-old Marco Bowen following a collision last night in Devonshire, and also confirmed that the 32-year-old truck driver “has been arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 49-year-old Mr. Marco Bowen and... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Man Dies Following Collision

Police Confirm Man Dies Following Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision this afternoon [Oct 8], located on North Shore Road in Devonshire at the Barkers Hill roundabout, with the collision involving a motorcyclist and water truck. A police spokesperson said, “Police and first responders attended a report of a Road Traffic Collision that took place on North Shore... Read more of this article

Collision In Pembroke Results In Power Outage

Collision In Pembroke Results In Power Outage

There is a power outage in the Spanish Point area tonight [Oct 7] after a van collided with a utility pole according to police. A police spokesperson said, “First responders attended a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision that took place on Spanish Point Road near Cove Point Lane in Pembroke at round 9 pm tonight [Oct 7]. “It... Read more of this article