30 Minute Video: Dec 6 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 6 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

Live Video: BNT Annual Christmas Walkabout

Live Video: BNT Annual Christmas Walkabout

The Bermuda National Trust‘s popular Christmas Walkabout event is being held in St George’s this evening [Dec 6] with a full slate of entertainment scheduled to take place. Live video below, if you have any issues watching, please try viewing on Bernews Facebook page Related StoriesBNT Christmas Walkabout Set For This Friday Christmas... Read more of this article

Car Overturns After Crash In St. Georges

Car Overturns After Crash In St. Georges

[Updated with video] Emergency services responded to a car crash this afternoon [Dec 6] in St. Georges, which resulted in the car overturning and the driver sustaining what the police said was a minor injury. A police spokesperson said, “The incident occurred at around 3:00pm as the driver was headed into St. Georges. The lone female occupant sustained... Read more of this article

Police: Incorrect Photo Is Being Circulated

Police: Incorrect Photo Is Being Circulated

Noting a social media message circulating “incorrectly links a specific Customs officer to the recent arrest of a 41-year-old man,” the police stated that the “investigation does not involve the individual” and “strongly advised” people not to “continue to circulate the unfounded social media message.” A... Read more of this article

Senator Kempe: Where Is The Plan To Fix This?

Senator Kempe: Where Is The Plan To Fix This?

“Retail sales volume has now dropped for 16 out of the last 18 months,” Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said, adding that “we need to reduce the burden of Government and corresponding taxation levels required to sustain it.” Senator Kempe said, “Last week we heard from Minister Zane DeSilva that 200 Bermudians had lost their... Read more of this article

Photo Set II: Hamilton Princess Tree Lighting

Photo Set II: Hamilton Princess Tree Lighting

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club recently got into the holiday spirit as they held their tree lighting, gingerbread house reveal, and Christmas Market on Saturday [Nov 30]. With children and adults alike taking in the seasonal sights and sounds, the event’s attendees were joined by Santa Claus as they enjoyed the festivities. Related... Read more of this article

Court: Robinson Denies Mistreatment, Assault

Court: Robinson Denies Mistreatment, Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, 51-year-old Kennette Robinson — the Assistant Director of Child and Family Services –  denied mistreatment of a child and unlawful assault. The offenses are alleged to have taken place at the LF Wade International Airport in St. Georges in May of last year. Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe granted bail in the... Read more of this article


CURB Supports Race Relations Survey Initiative

CURB Supports Race Relations Survey Initiative

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they are “pleased to support the Minister’s announcement that the Government is seeking input from the community on race relations through the means of a 4-question survey online.” “All and every effort taken by both government and the community is essential in order to address the... Read more of this article

2020 Bermuda Sandcastle Calendar Released

2020 Bermuda Sandcastle Calendar Released

Bermuda Sandcastle Competition organiser Hannah Emmerson is featuring some of her personal sandcastle builds in a 2020 calendar, which is currently available to purchase at several stores on the island. Ms. Emmerson said, “The idea for a calendar started a few years ago when I took over the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition from its founder Nicky... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 6th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 6th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police seek assistance locating Chet Wilmot, starting tonight road sobriety checkpoints will be conducted in seven parishes, retail sales volume decreased 7.6% in August, WOMB female business market held, Vision 2020: Bermuda Climate Action Network, and St. George’s Prep take their words for a walk are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Dec 5 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 5 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: “Inquiries Are Being Conducted”

Police: “Inquiries Are Being Conducted”

Noting that they are aware of a social media post about an “unknown man” running after a young girl, the police said that “inquiries are being conducted” and “anyone with relevant information is encouraged to come forward.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social media post... Read more of this article

Column: Elimination Of Violence Against Women

Column: Elimination Of Violence Against Women

[Column written by U.S. Consul General Constance Dierman] The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed on November 25, and its intent and messaging is being amplified with a worldwide campaign against gender-based violence culminating on Human Rights Day, December 10. The United Nations’ theme for the “16 Days... Read more of this article

Police Seek Assistance Locating Chet Wilmot

Police Seek Assistance Locating Chet Wilmot

The police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Chet Wilmot who they said is “wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Chet Wilmot. Mr. Wilmot is wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation. Photo... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Volume Decreased 7.6% In August

Retail Sales Volume Decreased 7.6% In August

Today [Dec 5] the Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert released the August 2019 Retail Sales Index publication from the Department of Statistics. The Minister explained, “After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation, measured at 0.7 per cent in August, the overall volume of local retail sales decreased 7.6 per cent. “Meanwhile,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: WOMB Female Business Market

Photos & Video: WOMB Female Business Market

W.O.M.B [Women who Own and Manage Businesses] held its third annual market for female businesses on Wednesday evening [Dec 4] with approximately thirty five vendors taking part. The 30-minute live video replay is below:WOMB Facilitator and Market Organizer Stephanie Lee said, “We host this market on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, as it is designated... Read more of this article

Vision 2020: Bermuda Climate Action Network

Vision 2020: Bermuda Climate Action Network

A group called the Bermuda Climate Action Network [Bermuda CAN] said they will working to address environmental concerns on the island, with their first initiative aiming to plant 2,020 trees in 2020. A spokesperson said, “The United Nations’ COP25 opened in Spain. This two-week conference involving global leaders addressing practical solutions... Read more of this article

St. George’s Prep Take Their Words For A Walk

St. George’s Prep Take Their Words For A Walk

[Written by Vejay Steede] The residents and workers of the Old Town of St. George’s were treated to a whimsical parade of perceptive words and equally extravagant costumes yesterday, as the students and staff of the St. George’s Preparatory School [SGPS] took to the streets to celebrate life, love, and language for the school’s third annual Vocabulary... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 5th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 5th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Ministry of Legal Affairs’ Pupillage Programme, Lisa Swan appointed Clearwater Acting Principal, BHB appoints Tawanna Wedderburn as Clinical Director, Restaurant Weeks to start in January, Town Hall Meeting on Health Plan, International Day of People with Disabilities, Christmas events at Dockyard on December 8 and voting for Christmas Window... Read more of this article

Video: Restaurant Weeks To Start In January

Video: Restaurant Weeks To Start In January

A press conference was held this afternoon [Dec 4] regarding the upcoming Restaurant Weeks 2020 event. BTA Chief Experience Development Officer Glenn Jones said, “We are six weeks away from Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2020. We felt it was the right time to start talking about it with our community because we want community to be a focal point of... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Health Plan

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Health Plan

[Updated] Age Concern Bermuda is holding a Town Hall Meeting regarding the proposed health plan this evening [Dec 4] at the Salvation Army Citadel on North Street in Hamilton, and the live video is below. The panel is scheduled to include Dr. Henry Dowling of the Bermuda Medical Doctors’ Association; Dr. Ricki Brathwaite of the Bermuda Health Council;... Read more of this article

International Day Of People With Disabilities

International Day Of People With Disabilities

A celebration to mark International Day for Persons with Disabilities [IDPD] was held last night, with Mariana Teixeira, Chyone Harris, Valerie Wade, Jason Minors and Ryan Gibbons all “recognised for overcoming various societal barriers.” A Government spokesperson said, “Last night, the Minister of Health The Hon. Kim Wilson JP MP attended... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: Dec 6 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 6 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

Live Video: BNT Annual Christmas Walkabout

Live Video: BNT Annual Christmas Walkabout

The Bermuda National Trust‘s popular Christmas Walkabout event is being held in St George’s this evening [Dec 6] with a full slate of entertainment scheduled to take place. Live video below, if you have any issues watching, please try viewing on Bernews Facebook page Related StoriesBNT Christmas Walkabout Set For This Friday Christmas... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 6th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 6th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police seek assistance locating Chet Wilmot, starting tonight road sobriety checkpoints will be conducted in seven parishes, retail sales volume decreased 7.6% in August, WOMB female business market held, Vision 2020: Bermuda Climate Action Network, and St. George’s Prep take their words for a walk are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article

SPORTS

BFA: Premier, First, Master’s & Youth Releases

BFA: Premier, First, Master’s & Youth Releases

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] has revealed the late releases for the Premier, First, Masters, and Youth divisions, with over 35 Premier Division players released, 14 First Division players released, 1 First Master’s Division player released and 1 Youth player released. Premier Division Bermuda Athletic Association [3]Jaman Lottimore... Read more of this article

Cricket: Uganda Defeat Bermuda By 7 Wickets

Cricket: Uganda Defeat Bermuda By 7 Wickets

The Bermuda cricket team took on Uganda in  their second Cricket Challenge League B match in Oman, with Uganda winning by seven wickets. Tre Manders was the top scorer with his second half century of the tournament scoring 59, Manders hit 5 fours in his 99 ball stay at the crease, while Delray Rawlins scored a 38 ball 53, that saw him hit 4 fours and... Read more of this article

Final Day Of Goslings International Invitational

Final Day Of Goslings International Invitational

The Goslings International Invitational came to an end with Henry Smart from England winning on the final day after shooting 3 under par 67 at the Belmont Hills. Dennis Hendershott, the leader after the first two rounds, shot a final round 4 over par 74 and finished tied for fourth. Smart, who started the day two strokes behind Hendershott, notched... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Senator Kempe: Where Is The Plan To Fix This?

Senator Kempe: Where Is The Plan To Fix This?

“Retail sales volume has now dropped for 16 out of the last 18 months,” Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said, adding that “we need to reduce the burden of Government and corresponding taxation levels required to sustain it.” Senator Kempe said, “Last week we heard from Minister Zane DeSilva that 200 Bermudians had lost their... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Dec 5 2019

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Dec 5 2019

December 5 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,262.42, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 decline, and 56 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesWojciechowski: Connection Between ILS & ESG MIH Acquires Controlling Interest In BSX BSX To Ring... Read more of this article

EY To Host Business & Accounting Update Event

EY To Host Business & Accounting Update Event

EY will be hosting the EY [Re]Insurance Business and Accounting Update in Bermuda on 10 December 2019. The event will gather leaders in the [re]insurance industry for meaningful discussions on a range of topics including accounting, tax, and regulatory matters, as well the business imperatives facing the Bermuda [re]insurance industry. Among noteworthy... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photo Set II: Hamilton Princess Tree Lighting

Photo Set II: Hamilton Princess Tree Lighting

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club recently got into the holiday spirit as they held their tree lighting, gingerbread house reveal, and Christmas Market on Saturday [Nov 30]. With children and adults alike taking in the seasonal sights and sounds, the event’s attendees were joined by Santa Claus as they enjoyed the festivities. Related... Read more of this article

BHS To Hold Holiday Bazaar Tomorrow

BHS To Hold Holiday Bazaar Tomorrow

Bermuda High School [BHS] will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar tomorrow [Dec 7] from 10.00am to 2.00pm in the Jessie Vesey Sports Centre on the main playing field. A spokesperson said, “The bazaar is a showcase of the incredible talent of local entrepreneurs and artisans. There are over 40 vendors this year and the variety of our vendors... Read more of this article

Fairmont To Host Christmas Tree Lighting Event

Fairmont To Host Christmas Tree Lighting Event

Fairmont Southampton will be holding its annual Tree Lighting Celebration this Sunday [Dec 8] from 4pm to 6pm. A spokesperson said, “Fairmont Southampton cordially invite the community and our guests to our festive annual tree lighting Ceremony on the Great Sound Lawn. “You don’t want to miss out on the lighting of 10,000 lights on our... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Vision 2020: Bermuda Climate Action Network

Vision 2020: Bermuda Climate Action Network

A group called the Bermuda Climate Action Network [Bermuda CAN] said they will working to address environmental concerns on the island, with their first initiative aiming to plant 2,020 trees in 2020. A spokesperson said, “The United Nations’ COP25 opened in Spain. This two-week conference involving global leaders addressing practical solutions... Read more of this article

BEST Issues Christmas Fundraising Appeal

BEST Issues Christmas Fundraising Appeal

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has issued a fundraising appeal during this Christmas period. The Christmas appeal says, “During this Season of Giving, please consider supporting the work of Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST]. “A donation to BEST is a donation to the community, a vital step towards... Read more of this article

Banana Price Increase Due To Inspection Cost

Banana Price Increase Due To Inspection Cost

The price of bananas has increased which is “related to the increasing cost of fruit inspection by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,” Butterfield & Vallis said, with the wholesaler explaining that ”importers are charged $10/case inspection fee on hundreds of cases per month locally plus fees charged by the USDA.”A... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police: Incorrect Photo Is Being Circulated

Police: Incorrect Photo Is Being Circulated

Noting a social media message circulating “incorrectly links a specific Customs officer to the recent arrest of a 41-year-old man,” the police stated that the “investigation does not involve the individual” and “strongly advised” people not to “continue to circulate the unfounded social media message.” A... Read more of this article

Court: Robinson Denies Mistreatment, Assault

Court: Robinson Denies Mistreatment, Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, 51-year-old Kennette Robinson — the Assistant Director of Child and Family Services –  denied mistreatment of a child and unlawful assault. The offenses are alleged to have taken place at the LF Wade International Airport in St. Georges in May of last year. Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe granted bail in the... Read more of this article

Police: “Inquiries Are Being Conducted”

Police: “Inquiries Are Being Conducted”

Noting that they are aware of a social media post about an “unknown man” running after a young girl, the police said that “inquiries are being conducted” and “anyone with relevant information is encouraged to come forward.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social media post... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

ICSS Launch “Protect A Senior” Programme

ICSS Launch “Protect A Senior” Programme

Bermuda company ICSS [Investing in Care, Safety & Security] “seeks to affords its clients and their loved ones peace of mind by putting them a press of a button away from contacting emergency services,” and the company has launched an initiative that allows companies to sponsor the service for seniors who cannot afford it. Owners Dwain Smith and Mandela... Read more of this article

Residents Being Deceived By Shopper Scam

Residents Being Deceived By Shopper Scam

The police continue to advise residents to be wary of the ‘mystery shopper scam’ saying that “despite previous warnings, members of the public are still being deceived by the offer of easy money.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service continues to advise residents to be wary of the mystery shopper scam, also known as the secret... Read more of this article

Stakeholders Urged To Engage With BTAConnect

Stakeholders Urged To Engage With BTAConnect

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is encouraging tourism stakeholders to engage with their online BTAConnect.. A spokesperson said, “Hospitality stakeholders are encouraged to engage with the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] industry portal to access news and data, benefit from exclusive content, and manage events and listings on GoToBermuda.com. “Launched... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Car Overturns After Crash In St. Georges

Car Overturns After Crash In St. Georges

[Updated with video] Emergency services responded to a car crash this afternoon [Dec 6] in St. Georges, which resulted in the car overturning and the driver sustaining what the police said was a minor injury. A police spokesperson said, “The incident occurred at around 3:00pm as the driver was headed into St. Georges. The lone female occupant sustained... Read more of this article

Rider Injured After ‘Contact’ With Kite String

Rider Injured After ‘Contact’ With Kite String

A 16-year-old male was riding his motorcycle along Dutton Avenue “when he came into contact with string from a kite” and he was “assisted at the scene by the person flying the kite and subsequently taken to hospital.” A police spokesperson said, “At 6:37pm on Thursday 28th November, 2019, Police received a report of a... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Fire On Woodlawn Road

BFRS Extinguish Fire On Woodlawn Road

Two people suffering from smoke inhalation were “taken to the hospital for assessment” following a fire on Woodlawn Road in Sandys this morning. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At approximately 8:19 am on Thursday November 28th, 2019 the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a single-storey structure involved in fire... Read more of this article