‘Moment Of Reflection” On Saturday Evening

‘Moment Of Reflection” On Saturday Evening

The organisers of Bermuda Pride have been granted permission by the Minister of National Security to hold an event tomorrow evening [Aug 8], so will be hosting a ‘Moment of Reflection’ at 8.30pm tomorrow in front of City Hall, with a limit of 150 people. A spokesperson said, “The organisers of Bermuda Pride 2020 are very happy to announce... Read more of this article

Bermuda Arts Council Awards JayLynn Hines

Bermuda Arts Council Awards JayLynn Hines

The Minister for Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo announced that JayLynn “Jay III” Hines is the latest recipient of the Bermuda Arts Council [BAC] Individual Grant Award.Facilitated through funding from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the BAC awards grants throughout the year to assist Bermuda’s creative individuals... Read more of this article

OBA Announce Vic Ball As By-Election Candidate

OBA Announce Vic Ball As By-Election Candidate

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] announced that Vic Ball, who previously served as an OBA Senator, will be their candidate in the upcoming by-election for Constituency #9 Smith’s West. The by-election has been prompted by the resignation of OBA MP Trevor Moniz, who was elected to the House of Assembly 27 years ago, with the veteran MP announcing on... Read more of this article

Employers Responsibilities Toward Employees

Employers Responsibilities Toward Employees

The Ministry of Labour said they wish to “remind employers of their responsibilities toward employees as enshrined in the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act and the Work Permit Policy.” A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry is fully cognizant of the financial challenges facing many employers. However, it must be noted that... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘CDC Listing Does Not Match The Reality’

Govt: ‘CDC Listing Does Not Match The Reality’

The Government said that the CDC has “erroneously classified Bermuda’s COVID-19 risk status as Level 3 – High,” and noted that they have “contacted the US Consulate in Bermuda to communicate its concern with this listing that does not match the reality on the Island.” A Government spokesperson stated, “The Government... Read more of this article

73 Applications To Date For Residential Certificate

73 Applications To Date For Residential Certificate

“The Government’s 1 Year Residential Certificate initiative, which invites individuals to work remotely from Bermuda has received a very positive response,” Minister Jason Hayward said, adding that “to date we have received 73 applications.” Speaking at last night’s [Aug 6] press briefing, Minister Hayward said, “The... Read more of this article

Two Vehicles Destroyed By Fire In Pembroke

Two Vehicles Destroyed By Fire In Pembroke

Two vehicles were destroyed by a fire in Pembroke early this morning [Aug 7] with the cause of the fires “being considered suspicious at this time,” the police have confirmed. A spokesperson said, “Shortly after 3:30 this morning Friday, 7th August, Police and Bermuda Fire and Rescue were alerted to two vehicles on fire in close proximity... Read more of this article


Video: August 7th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 7th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Two vehicles on fire, “Serving the Servers” campaign raises $23,500, people urged to check for parasitic dodder weed, Jeremiah Samuels awarded UWC placement, $1 million donation helps BHB double oxygen supply, FC Bascome Bermuda to host tryouts, no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda, Minister Jason Hayward donates to NVCC, Minister Lt/Col... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Burch Highlights Summer Interns

Video: Minister Burch Highlights Summer Interns

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch highlighted summer interns working with the Ministry including  Hezekiah Rampersad, Marcal Wilkinson, Sekai Wainwright-Basden and Ayana Bean, with Ms Bean becoming the first female Power Engineering Trainee to enter the Government Program since its inception. Speaking at a press conference today, Minister... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 6 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 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... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updating] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [Aug 6] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below. Update 5.54pm: The Government said, “We received 655 Covid-19 results today. All 655 results received were negative. Total confirmed cases remains... Read more of this article

DENR Monitoring & Assessing BELCO Emissions

DENR Monitoring & Assessing BELCO Emissions

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] said they continue to work with BELCO to “monitor emissions from BELCO following concerns raised by affected area residents.” A spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] continues to work with the Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO]... Read more of this article

Football: FC Bascome Bermuda To Host Tryouts

Football: FC Bascome Bermuda To Host Tryouts

The FC Bascome Bermuda football team — which is set to play in the USL League Two — will be holding tryouts this coming weekend, starting on Friday, August 7th, at the Goose Gosling field at BAA. A spokesperson said, “FC Bascome Bermuda are holding open tryouts this coming weekend, starting on Friday 7th August at Goose Gosling field... Read more of this article

$1 Million Donation, BHB Doubles Oxygen Supply

$1 Million Donation, BHB Doubles Oxygen Supply

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said that today they “officially ‘switched on’ its new oxygenator and thanked the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Foundation for donating the $1 million needed for the equipment, which doubles the oxygen capacity of the hospitals and prepares it should there be a second surge of COVID-19 patients in the hospital.”“The... Read more of this article

Video: Premier, BEDC, BCU Press Conference

Video: Premier, BEDC, BCU Press Conference

[Updated] Premier David Burt along with the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation and the Bermuda Credit Union are holding a press conference this afternoon [Aug 6] to announce a new partnership. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 16-minute replay... Read more of this article

BLM: 61 Days Later, We Are Still Waiting

BLM: 61 Days Later, We Are Still Waiting

[Updated] Black Lives Matter Bermuda sent an open letter to the Police Commissioner expressing their disappointment on the lack of action regarding an officer who made an offensive online post, asking “why, 61 days later, are we still waiting for something to be done?” In an open letter to Commissioner Stephen Corbishley, Black  Lives Matter... Read more of this article

Student Entrepreneurs To Meet With Premier

Student Entrepreneurs To Meet With Premier

Premier David Burt will join the participants of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s [BEDC] Summer Student Entrepreneurship Programme at a Meet & Greet tomorrow [Aug 7]. A spokesperson said, “On Friday, August 7th the participants of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s [BEDC] Summer Student Entrepreneurship Programme... Read more of this article

People Urged To Check For Parasitic Dodder

People Urged To Check For Parasitic Dodder

After dodder – which was described as an “invasive, parasitic weed” — was found on a basil plant purchased at a local plant nursery, people who have purchased herb seedlings from any local plant nursery over the past month are encouraged to check them for dodder. A spokesperson said, “On July 31st, 2020, a former Department... Read more of this article

Jeremiah Samuels Awarded UWC Placement

Jeremiah Samuels Awarded UWC Placement

The United World Colleges [UWC] Bermuda National Committee has awarded Jeremiah Samuels, a Berkeley Institute graduate and Bermuda College student, a placement at UWC Costa Rica. Sean Smatt, Chairman of the UWC Bermuda National Committee offered “congratulations to Jeremiah for winning this well-deserved placement. We are inspired to see such a well-rounded... Read more of this article

“Serving The Servers” Campaign Raises $23,500

“Serving The Servers” Campaign Raises $23,500

A fundraising drive by the Bermuda Visitor Services Centres [BVSC] has helped a successful community effort to support restaurant workers. The “Purchase with a Purpose” campaign — which kicked off May 20 in the run-up to Bermuda Day and ran through June 30 –  invited local residents to show “Bermy” pride by buying official Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: August 6th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 6th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Government and some unions reach austerity agreement, Covid-19 testing site opens at Perot Post Office, Somers terminates sale agreement, BNV Sports with Dante Leverock, Heineken Round the Islands Sailing Race, search strategy to locate Chavelle Dillon-Burgess, Government update on Unemployment Benefit, no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Govt, BPSU, BIU, & BUT Reach Agreement

Govt, BPSU, BIU, & BUT Reach Agreement

“Government has reached an agreement with some of its union partners on a package of austerity measures aimed at greatly assisting in reducing its short-term expenditure,” the Government announced this evening. ““The deficit for 2020/21 is estimated to be in the range of $300 – $325 million and the austerity measures programme... Read more of this article

Video: Drawing From Our Legacy Discussion

Video: Drawing From Our Legacy Discussion

Bernews is hosting a Panel Discussion entitled “Drawing From Our Legacy, Moving Forward in Challenging Times” this evening [Aug 5] with former Ombudsman Arlene Brock, Kristin White from Social Justice Bermuda; Iesha Musson from Mirrors; Gary Kent Smith and Glenn Fubler from Imagine Bermuda. Tonight’s discussion is part of the “A Moment Of... Read more of this article

Government Update On Unemployment Benefit

Government Update On Unemployment Benefit

The Government announced that the temporary unemployment benefit which was introduced at the onset of the pandemic “will transition persons to either Financial Assistance or a longer term unemployment support,” with Bermudians and spouses of Bermudians eligible for further benefits. A spokesperson said, “The COVID-19 crisis continues... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: August 7th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 7th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Two vehicles on fire, “Serving the Servers” campaign raises $23,500, people urged to check for parasitic dodder weed, Jeremiah Samuels awarded UWC placement, $1 million donation helps BHB double oxygen supply, FC Bascome Bermuda to host tryouts, no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda, Minister Jason Hayward donates to NVCC, Minister Lt/Col... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Burch Highlights Summer Interns

Video: Minister Burch Highlights Summer Interns

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch highlighted summer interns working with the Ministry including  Hezekiah Rampersad, Marcal Wilkinson, Sekai Wainwright-Basden and Ayana Bean, with Ms Bean becoming the first female Power Engineering Trainee to enter the Government Program since its inception. Speaking at a press conference today, Minister... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 6 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 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... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Tennis: MTM Doubles Series Day Three Results

Tennis: MTM Doubles Series Day Three Results

The MTM Doubles Series 2020 continued at the Fairmont Southampton tennis courts, with another twelve matches taking place. Jamie Talley & Max Robb defeated Andrew Feldman & Jordan Steele in straight sets 7-6, 6-4, while Ethan Anderson & Zander Rafferty defeated Jaden Jones & Camillo Legere 4-3, 4-3. Tariq Simons & Scott Redmond defeated... Read more of this article

Minister Jason Hayward Donates To NVCC

Minister Jason Hayward Donates To NVCC

Minister Jason Hayward — who pledged to donate to three community clubs to celebrate his birthday — has made a donation to North Village Community Club, with the club publicly thanking the Minister for his contribution. North Village Community Club posted the photos below online, saying, “North Village Community Club would like to... Read more of this article

Football: FC Bascome Bermuda To Host Tryouts

Football: FC Bascome Bermuda To Host Tryouts

The FC Bascome Bermuda football team — which is set to play in the USL League Two — will be holding tryouts this coming weekend, starting on Friday, August 7th, at the Goose Gosling field at BAA. A spokesperson said, “FC Bascome Bermuda are holding open tryouts this coming weekend, starting on Friday 7th August at Goose Gosling field... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bank: Majority Will Be Redeployed Within HSBC

Bank: Majority Will Be Redeployed Within HSBC

When the Church Street branch reopens in September, HSBC will implement a modified service and due to this change in service model at the branch a number of roles are changing and it is “the current expectation that the majority of the impacted employees will be redeployed within HSBC.” This was from HSBC in response to suggestions there... Read more of this article

Employers Responsibilities Toward Employees

Employers Responsibilities Toward Employees

The Ministry of Labour said they wish to “remind employers of their responsibilities toward employees as enshrined in the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act and the Work Permit Policy.” A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry is fully cognizant of the financial challenges facing many employers. However, it must be noted that... Read more of this article

73 Applications To Date For Residential Certificate

73 Applications To Date For Residential Certificate

“The Government’s 1 Year Residential Certificate initiative, which invites individuals to work remotely from Bermuda has received a very positive response,” Minister Jason Hayward said, adding that “to date we have received 73 applications.” Speaking at last night’s [Aug 6] press briefing, Minister Hayward said, “The... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermuda Arts Council Awards JayLynn Hines

Bermuda Arts Council Awards JayLynn Hines

The Minister for Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo announced that JayLynn “Jay III” Hines is the latest recipient of the Bermuda Arts Council [BAC] Individual Grant Award.Facilitated through funding from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the BAC awards grants throughout the year to assist Bermuda’s creative individuals... Read more of this article

Duck Derby Transformed To Butterfly Blast

Duck Derby Transformed To Butterfly Blast

Friends Of Hospice announced that their annual Rubber Duck Derby will be transformed into an event called the Butterfly Blast, with the event set to take place on Saturday, September 12th at Victoria Park in Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “After 22 years, Friends of Hospice, the charity supporting Agape House, Bermuda’s only hospice, today... Read more of this article

Sunset Happy Hour Bonfires At Tobacco Bay

Sunset Happy Hour Bonfires At Tobacco Bay

Tobacco Bay will be hosting “Sunset Happy Hour Bonfires” starting on Friday [Aug 7], with the recurring event offering food, drinks, music and entertainment, all while following Covid-19 protocols. A spokesperson said, “Tobacco Bay might seem a little less busy this time of year, but what it is lacking in volume, it is making up in... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

DENR Monitoring & Assessing BELCO Emissions

DENR Monitoring & Assessing BELCO Emissions

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] said they continue to work with BELCO to “monitor emissions from BELCO following concerns raised by affected area residents.” A spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] continues to work with the Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO]... Read more of this article

People Urged To Check For Parasitic Dodder

People Urged To Check For Parasitic Dodder

After dodder – which was described as an “invasive, parasitic weed” — was found on a basil plant purchased at a local plant nursery, people who have purchased herb seedlings from any local plant nursery over the past month are encouraged to check them for dodder. A spokesperson said, “On July 31st, 2020, a former Department... Read more of this article

BELCO On North Power Station Emissions

BELCO On North Power Station Emissions

“BELCO is currently in the processes of setting up additional monitoring stations in Pembroke to capture the data necessary to further analyse the level of emissions from the North Power Station,” the company said today. This follows after Minister Jason Hayward said, “As the MP for Pembroke Central I am concerned by the pollution and... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Constable Charged, Suspended From Duty

Police Constable Charged, Suspended From Duty

A police constable was charged with offences including assault and allegations of intimidation, wilful damage and threatening behaviour, and remains suspended from duty. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service confirms a serving constable, Sean Kelly attended Bermuda Magistrates on 4th of August 2020 and was formally charged and... Read more of this article

Video: Police Post Cup Match Press Conference

Video: Police Post Cup Match Press Conference

There were 27 arrests made over the Cup Match holiday, the Bermuda Police Service said, with the police holding a press conference this afternoon [Aug 3] to provide information about the activities over the Cup Match holiday period. Related StoriesVideo: “High Visibility” Cup Match Police Patrols Police: Safety... Read more of this article

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jahkoby Smith

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jahkoby Smith

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is once again appealing for any witnesses or information on the murder of Jahkoby Smith, who was killed in 2017. A police spokesperson said, “At around 7:15pm on Saturday 29th July, 2017, Jahkoby Smith was fatally stabbed after he was involved in an altercation that took place at the West End Sailboat Club, Sandy’s.... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Tech Classes To Help Adjust To The New Normal

Tech Classes To Help Adjust To The New Normal

Supatone is offering tech courses for people who may not be too tech savvy to help them adjust to the new normal, covering topics such as using Zoom, email issues, working from home and more. A spokesperson said, “What started out with a request at work for IT training begged the question ‘are there others in Bermuda that need help with this?’  After... Read more of this article

Police Warn Public About Scam On WhatsApp

Police Warn Public About Scam On WhatsApp

The Bermuda Police Service is warning the public of fraudulent WhatsApp messages circulating that are “part of a growing trend of phishing scams which are used to steal data.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of WhatsApp messages being circulated advising users of the messaging app that their accounts need to be verified... Read more of this article

Residents Warned: Fake Social Media Messages

Residents Warned: Fake Social Media Messages

The Government is once again urging people to ignore social media messages impersonating Government Ministers. A Government spokesperson said, “Residents are once again urged to ignore persistent social media messages from unknown individuals impersonating Government Ministers. “One of the latest examples is a fake social media profile – bearing the likeness... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two Vehicles Destroyed By Fire In Pembroke

Two Vehicles Destroyed By Fire In Pembroke

Two vehicles were destroyed by a fire in Pembroke early this morning [Aug 7] with the cause of the fires “being considered suspicious at this time,” the police have confirmed. A spokesperson said, “Shortly after 3:30 this morning Friday, 7th August, Police and Bermuda Fire and Rescue were alerted to two vehicles on fire in close proximity... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond: Men Unconscious In Water Tank

BFRS Respond: Men Unconscious In Water Tank

Two men were cleaning a water tank at a Warwick residence and “using cleaning products whose fumes rendered them unconscious,” and the BRFS responded, with both men being “revived at the scene and transported to KEMH via ambulance.” A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 6:52pm last evening the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service received... Read more of this article

Pedestrian Injured, Motorcycle Rider Arrested

Pedestrian Injured, Motorcycle Rider Arrested

A male pedestrian sustained a serious leg injury after being struck by a motorcycle, while the motorcycle rider sustained facial injuries and was subsequently arrested. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 7:00 pm on Wednesday, 29th July, police received several reports of an injury road traffic collision, just west of the Terceira’s service... Read more of this article