Premier: Two Hospitalized, Many Have Recovered

Premier: Two Hospitalized, Many Have Recovered

There are two people who have been hospitalized due to Covid-19 and both are in stable condition, and most the people that were diagnosed with the virus are at home and “many of them have fully recovered.” This was from Premier David Burt during a recent press conference, where he confirmed that the island currently has 17 confirmed cases... Read more of this article

BTA “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” On April 2

BTA “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” On April 2

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is promoting the “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” on April 2 [Thursday] aiming to encourage residents to take advantage of “innovative business models such as home, takeout and kerbside deliveries.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s beloved eateries have long filled a need for residents and... Read more of this article

Earth Hour: ‘Turn Off Unnecessary Lights Tonight’

Earth Hour: ‘Turn Off Unnecessary Lights Tonight’

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Earth Hour activities around the world have taken on a different format, and Greenrock is encouraging all Bermuda residents to turn off any unnecessary lights this evening. A spokesperson said, “As a result of the precautions being taken to limit the potential threats associated with Covid-19, Earth Hour... Read more of this article

Bermudian In US Diagnosed With Covid-19

Bermudian In US Diagnosed With Covid-19

[Written by Don Burgess] Gerry Collins hasn’t lost faith despite being diagnosed with Covid-19. The 67-year-old Bermudian moved to Grantville, Georgia in mid-February and has battled several different diseases over the past few years but remains upbeat in his circumstance. This includes being separated from his wife Michelle, who is stuck in Bermuda. Gerry... Read more of this article

Updates:  Covid-19 On Saturday, March 28

Updates: Covid-19 On Saturday, March 28

[Updating] As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe, Bermuda is taking strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus, with the island shutting down massive segments of activity, including the airport, schools, buses, ferries, gyms, spas and more. Live updates will be posted as they come in, encompassing... Read more of this article

Video: March 28th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: March 28th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Curfew to be imposed from 8pm to 6am, 17 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 400 more testing kits will be arriving, Fairmont Southampton lights up with love, BPSU President Armell Thomas said “together we work through this crisis”, Government dispels rumours about grocery stores, 97% of country’s hotel inventory is closed, bus service for... Read more of this article

DPT To Provide Temporary KEMH Bus Service

DPT To Provide Temporary KEMH Bus Service

Effective Sunday, March 29th, the Department of Public Transportation will provide a daily bus service for Bermuda Hospital Board employees commuting to and from the hospital. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Tourism and Transport and the Department of Public Transportation (DPT) advises the public that effective Sunday, 29 March 2020, the... Read more of this article


17 Cases | 8pm – 6am Curfew To Be Imposed

17 Cases | 8pm – 6am Curfew To Be Imposed

[Updated] Premier David Burt is holding a press conference this evening [March 27] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update 6.57pm: As a super brief summary, the Premier confirmed two more cases, so we now have a total of 17, said that 400 more test kits are expected... Read more of this article

Govt: Advisory For Bermuda Residents Abroad

Govt: Advisory For Bermuda Residents Abroad

The Ministry of Tourism and Transport said they are “aware of Bermuda residents abroad who ordinarily reside on the island and are in need of advice or assistance.” A Government spokesperson said, “To that end, please note the following information:“Residents in the US and UK seeking to return home are advised to go here, complete... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: March 27 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 27 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

Police Appeal To Locate 71-Year-Old Man

Police Appeal To Locate 71-Year-Old Man

The police continue to appeal for the public’s assistance in locating 71-year-old Robert Douglas. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 71-year-old Robert Douglas. “He has reportedly been recently seen in the John Smiths Bay area.“He is described as being between... Read more of this article

Govt Dispels Rumours About Grocery Stores

Govt Dispels Rumours About Grocery Stores

The Government “condemned and refuted rumors circulating in the community falsely claiming that grocery stores would be closed today.” A government spokesperson stated, “The government is committed to preventing the community spread of Covid 19 and with providing the public with accurate factual information. “Despite this, there... Read more of this article

Advisory: TCD Vehicle Licensing Procedures

Advisory: TCD Vehicle Licensing Procedures

Government has issued an advisory about vehicle licensing procedures, saying that “in an effort to assist, the Ministry of Tourism and Transport advises the public to adhere to the following updated instructions and procedures.” A spokesperson said, “Vehicle owners that hold a valid TCD vehicle examination pass certificate and required... Read more of this article

‘97% Of Country’s Hotel Inventory Is Closed’

‘97% Of Country’s Hotel Inventory Is Closed’

“Based on what we’ve measured so far, 97% of the country’s hotel inventory is closed,” BTA Interim CEO Glenn Jones said, adding that “the impact on jobs goes far beyond the hotel sector. Our partners in restaurants and retail are similarly burdened during this crisis. Tour operators, experience providers and transport businesses... Read more of this article

Video: March 27th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: March 27th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Eight new cases of Covid-19 in Bermuda to make a total of 15, 48 new beds arrive at the hospital, Phoenix remain open for business at adjusted hours, Somerset Pharmacy offer free prescription delivery, Clarien defers loan payments for three months, Hospital staff say: ‘We stay here for you, you stay home for us’, Police warn about “mystery... Read more of this article

Govt Starts Legal Proceedings Over Caroline Bay

Govt Starts Legal Proceedings Over Caroline Bay

The Bermuda Government has “commenced legal proceedings intended to place the assets at Caroline Bay under the control of Provisional Liquidators.” Last year Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson confirmed that the developers defaulted on their loan, and since the previous administration provided a guarantee of up to $165 million for the project... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: March 28th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: March 28th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Curfew to be imposed from 8pm to 6am, 17 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 400 more testing kits will be arriving, Fairmont Southampton lights up with love, BPSU President Armell Thomas said “together we work through this crisis”, Government dispels rumours about grocery stores, 97% of country’s hotel inventory is closed, bus service for... Read more of this article

17 Cases | 8pm – 6am Curfew To Be Imposed

17 Cases | 8pm – 6am Curfew To Be Imposed

[Updated] Premier David Burt is holding a press conference this evening [March 27] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update 6.57pm: As a super brief summary, the Premier confirmed two more cases, so we now have a total of 17, said that 400 more test kits are expected... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: March 27 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 27 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

Covid-19: BCB 2020 Cricket Season Update

Covid-19: BCB 2020 Cricket Season Update

As a result of the current pandemic Covid-19, the Executive of the Bermuda Cricket Board has been meeting [virtually] to discuss possible changes in operation for the 2020 cricket season. A spokesperson said, “Once the Bermuda Government advises the public that we can go back to operations as normal, notice will be given on the start of season as... Read more of this article

Muldoon Awarded NESCAC All-Academic Honors

Muldoon Awarded NESCAC All-Academic Honors

Bates College Men’s Squash player Dylan Muldoon has been awarded New England Small College Athletic Conference [NESCAC] Winter All-Academic Honors. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. A total of 964 student-athletes have... Read more of this article

More International Cricket Events Postponed

More International Cricket Events Postponed

The International Cricket Council announced that due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, all ICC qualifying events due to take place before 30 June will be postponed subject to further review. A spokesperson said, “The International Cricket Council today has announced further action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. “After careful... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

BTA “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” On April 2

BTA “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” On April 2

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is promoting the “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” on April 2 [Thursday] aiming to encourage residents to take advantage of “innovative business models such as home, takeout and kerbside deliveries.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s beloved eateries have long filled a need for residents and... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting March 28

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting March 28

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday March 28th.On Sunday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Wednesday the Somers Isles container ship will arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping schedule,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: March 27 2020

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: March 27 2020

March 27 saw 5,000 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $82,500.00 BD. 5,000 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, closing down 5.7% at $16.50 per share. The BSX finished at 1,498.86, down 0.51% on the day. There were 0 advances, 1 decline, and 59 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF], and the full... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

BTA “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” On April 2

BTA “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” On April 2

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is promoting the “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” on April 2 [Thursday] aiming to encourage residents to take advantage of “innovative business models such as home, takeout and kerbside deliveries.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s beloved eateries have long filled a need for residents and... Read more of this article

Huckleberry Launches ‘Drive Through’ Menu

Huckleberry Launches ‘Drive Through’ Menu

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Huckleberry at Rosedon Hotel transitioned to offering a drive-through/takeout service, with the restaurant launching its new menu. To avoid the spread of the coronavirus, Huckleberry asks all guests to remain in their vehicles.A spokesperson said, “All meals are prepared by our staff who have now been living and... Read more of this article

BNG Instagram Takeover: Women’s History

BNG Instagram Takeover: Women’s History

With the Bermuda National Gallery [BNG] temporarily closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the gallery continues “inspiring the community through art, culture, and dialogue” on their Instagram account, with plans to celebrate Women’s History Month by producing a series of editorial features on their website. A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Earth Hour: ‘Turn Off Unnecessary Lights Tonight’

Earth Hour: ‘Turn Off Unnecessary Lights Tonight’

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Earth Hour activities around the world have taken on a different format, and Greenrock is encouraging all Bermuda residents to turn off any unnecessary lights this evening. A spokesperson said, “As a result of the precautions being taken to limit the potential threats associated with Covid-19, Earth Hour... Read more of this article

Chester Zoo Releases Snails In Bermuda

Chester Zoo Releases Snails In Bermuda

Conservationists from Chester Zoo in the United Kingdom have released 800 lesser Bermuda snails on the island as they work to pull the species back from the brink of extinction. A story on the Chester Zoo website said, “The 800 lesser Bermuda snails, which were once driven to the brink of existence, have been given a new lease on life and travelled... Read more of this article

Refrigerant Handlers Meetings Postponed

Refrigerant Handlers Meetings Postponed

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, scheduled meetings of refrigerant handlers have been postponed until further notice. A Government spokesperson said, “Please note that the following meetings of the permitted refrigerant handlers planned at Bermuda College for Wednesday 18th March, Wednesday 25th March and Thursday 26th March 2020 have... Read more of this article

CRIME

Two Corrections Officers Have Been Arrested

Two Corrections Officers Have Been Arrested

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines today [March 26] confirmed that two Corrections Officers were arrested and are in police custody. Minister Caines said, “I have been advised of the arrest of two officers who were allegedly attempting to convey illicit substances into the Bermuda Department of Corrections, Farm Facility. “The matter... Read more of this article

Police Warn About “Mystery Shopper” Scam

Police Warn About “Mystery Shopper” Scam

The police have warned people that the ‘mystery shopper’ scam —  which tries to lures social media users by offering purported employment as a mystery shopper — has resurfaced, with the police urging residents to be wary of it. A police spokesperson said, “It appears the so called “mystery shopper” scam has resurfaced... Read more of this article

Shooting In Pembroke, One Man Injured

Shooting In Pembroke, One Man Injured

[Updated with video] Police are on scene in the Parson’s Road area in Pembroke this evening, and there are multiple police officers as well as crime scene tape are visible at the junction of Deepdale Road. Police have confirmed that there was a shooting and one man has been taken to hospital. Further details are limited at this time, however we... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Argo To Hold General Meeting In Virtual Format

Argo To Hold General Meeting In Virtual Format

Argo Group International Holdings announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company will not hold its 2020 Annual General Meeting in person and will instead be holding it in a virtual format only. “The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020, in a virtual meeting format only. In addition, the time of the Annual General Meeting has... Read more of this article

‘Consider The Increasing Cybersecurity Risks’

‘Consider The Increasing Cybersecurity Risks’

Given the increasing number of organizations and individuals working from home to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Ministry of National Security has recommended a number of security practices. Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, “With global and local attention focused on Covid-19 it’s important to also consider the increasing cybersecurity... Read more of this article

Free Channels For FibreWire TV Customers

Free Channels For FibreWire TV Customers

One Communications today announced the addition of the Discovery Group of Channels, OWN TV, HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and DIY – free to all FibreWire TV customers beginning March 25th until April 30th, 2020. “This news comes on the heels of essential News and Children’s programming currently being provided as part of their Combat Covid initiatives.... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BFRS Extinguish Fire At Mid Atlantic Wellness

BFRS Extinguish Fire At Mid Atlantic Wellness

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] extinguished a fire at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 9:52am, fire dispatch received a call reporting a fire at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute. BFRS responded with 3 appliances out of the Hamilton Station. “On arrival, fire crews found a Sterno which had fallen... Read more of this article

Police Confirm: Man Dies After Collision

Police Confirm: Man Dies After Collision

Police have confirmed that a man has died following a road traffic collision on Middle Road in Paget this afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “Police and other first responders were this afternoon called out to a two vehicle collision, involving a car and a motorcycle, just east of Four Ways Inn on Middle Road in Paget. “Upon arrival,... Read more of this article

87 Visit KEMH Due To Road Accidents In Feb

87 Visit KEMH Due To Road Accidents In Feb

87 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre last month due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. According to the BHB, “Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics for the period 1 January – 29 February 2020, shows the following:“87... Read more of this article