Bermudian Made Short Animated Film To Screen

Bermudian Made Short Animated Film To Screen

Speciality Cinemas are set to screen a new Bermuda animated short film entitled ‘Buster’s Play Date’. The film is produced by Manta FX, a new animation studio. Manta FX falls under the umbrella of the local studio, Seymour Artists, which over the last 20 years has created several animated films and television commercials.Buster’s Play Date... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 17 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

Photos/Video: Student Cardboard Boat Challenge

Photos/Video: Student Cardboard Boat Challenge

Team “Sink or Swim” from Saltus beat out 22 other teams from six high schools to win the Cardboard Boat Challenge held Thursday afternoon at the Bermuda National Sports Centre Aquatics Centre. Teams of two to five students had two hours to build a boat, which could float two people, out of only the supplied materials, including cardboard boxes donated... Read more of this article

Ministry: 47 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

Ministry: 47 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this afternoon [Nov 17] with forty-seven bus runs cancelled. Related StoriesMinistry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday Ministry:... Read more of this article

Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

The Department of Energy [DOE], in collaboration with Bermuda’s leading electric vehicle distributors, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, hosted the Island’s first free, multi-vendor Electric Vehicle Showcase yesterday [Nov 16] at the Regency Terrace of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The public were invited to view some of the latest electric... Read more of this article

Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Following a fire this morning [Nov 17] in Warwick, the Fire Service extended their thanks to a neighbour for their “quick thinking in using the hose to contain the fire,” saying that the “fire had the potential to be a lot worse” without their quick intervention.The Fire Service said, “At approximately 8:04am on Friday,... Read more of this article

Establishment Of Bermuda Infrastructure Fund

Establishment Of Bermuda Infrastructure Fund

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt provided an overview on the establishment of the Bermuda Infrastructure Fund in the House of Assembly today [Nov 17], saying that the “Government believes that is in the best interest of Bermuda and Bermudians who are looking for jobs to have International Business invest their funds locally to help stimulate... Read more of this article


Teachers Union Welcomes 2.5% Pay Raise

Teachers Union Welcomes 2.5% Pay Raise

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] has voted overwhelmingly to accept a 2.5 percent pay rise. Union members met this week, and according to BUT President Shannon James, voted unanimously to accept the pay award. “For five years, our members have not had a pay rise, or they have been asked to take furlough days, but prices have continued to rise.... Read more of this article

Three MPs To Contest OBA Leadership Election

Three MPs To Contest OBA Leadership Election

The OBA is set to hold their Leadership Elections tomorrow evening [Nov 18], with Jeanne Atherden, Craig Cannonier, and Patricia Gordon-Pamplin standing for OBA Leader, while Leah Scott is the sole candidate for Deputy Leader. This leadership election comes after former OBA Leader Michael Dunkley resigned as Party Leader in July following their loss... Read more of this article

Rosewood Resort To Close For $25M Renovation

Rosewood Resort To Close For $25M Renovation

On January 2nd, 2018, Rosewood Bermuda — formerly known as Rosewood Tucker’s Point — will close to “undergo a comprehensive $25 million re-imagination”, which will include a redesign of the guestrooms, Beach Club, Golf Clubhouse and Spa, as well as “enhanced meeting space” and “elevated food and beverage outlets,”... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Students celebrated at C.A.R.E. Learning Centre graduation, firefighters extinguish vehicle fire on Rec View Hill in Devonshire, Dr. Claudette Fleming honoured with Peace & Social Justice Award, retail sales in August 2017 increased 4.7%, and Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre host free Men’s Health Screenings are some of the stories in this... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Devonshire

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Devonshire

At approximately 6:16pm this evening [Nov 16], the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Rec View Hill in Devonshire.Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Delton White said, “The vehicle was reported to have visible smoke and flames emitting from the engine compartment of the car. “The Fire Service responded... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 16 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 16 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

Video: Interview With BTA Chairman Paul Telford

Video: Interview With BTA Chairman Paul Telford

The new Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Board Chairman Paul Telford sat down with Bernews this week for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a range of topics related to tourism.Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Mr. Telford discussed the Tourism Investment Act, superyacht visitors, a possible film commission, AirBnB, the... Read more of this article

Ministry: 66 Bus Runs Cancelled On Thursday

Ministry: 66 Bus Runs Cancelled On Thursday

[Updated] The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this morning [Nov 16] with three bus runs cancelled so far today.Update 3.50pm: The Ministry has released the list of bus cancellations for this afternoon. There were 3 runs cancelled this morning, 63 cancelled this afternoon, for a total of... Read more of this article

90 Minute Video: C.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremony

90 Minute Video: C.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremony

The C.A.R.E. Learning Centre is holding their annual graduation and prize-giving ceremony this afternoon [Nov 16]. We will have more information and a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live video is below; if you have any issues viewing it, please try watching it directly on Bernews Facebook page by clicking here. Update: The ceremony... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Increase 4.7% In August 2017

Retail Sales Increase 4.7% In August 2017

Retail sales in August 2017 increased 4.7% above the $94.1 million recorded in August 2016 and when adjusting for the annual retail sales rate of inflation – measured at 2.2% in August – the volume of retail sales increased 2.5%, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. “Building materials and hardware stores recorded the... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Diallo Rabain On Various Intiatives

Video: Minister Diallo Rabain On Various Intiatives

[Updated] Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain held a press conference today [Nov 16] discussing several Ministry initiatives including the designated occupation registration drive, strategic education plan, wi-fi installation in public schools, health and safety in schools and more. The press conference has just concluded and... Read more of this article

Dr. Fleming Honoured With Social Justice Award

Dr. Fleming Honoured With Social Justice Award

Dr. Claudette Fleming, Executive Director of Age Concern, is the honoree for this year’s Peace and Social Justice Award, presented by the Roman Catholic Church of Bermuda. An event to commerate the occasion will be held tomorrow [Nov 17] at 7.30pm at St. Theresa’s Church Hall on Laffan Street, with the event free and open for all to attend. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Dunch Resigns As Casino Commission Chairman

Dunch Resigns As Casino Commission Chairman

Alan Dunch will be resigning from his position as Chairman of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission he has confirmed, while Minister Simmons confirmed he has “accepted the resignation of Mr. Alan Dunch” and “will announce his successor early next week.” This follows after the Casino Gaming Amendment was tabled in the House last Friday,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: Nov 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 17 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

Photos/Video: Student Cardboard Boat Challenge

Photos/Video: Student Cardboard Boat Challenge

Team “Sink or Swim” from Saltus beat out 22 other teams from six high schools to win the Cardboard Boat Challenge held Thursday afternoon at the Bermuda National Sports Centre Aquatics Centre. Teams of two to five students had two hours to build a boat, which could float two people, out of only the supplied materials, including cardboard boxes donated... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Students celebrated at C.A.R.E. Learning Centre graduation, firefighters extinguish vehicle fire on Rec View Hill in Devonshire, Dr. Claudette Fleming honoured with Peace & Social Justice Award, retail sales in August 2017 increased 4.7%, and Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre host free Men’s Health Screenings are some of the stories in this... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Berkeley Wins BSSF Senior School Netball

Berkeley Wins BSSF Senior School Netball

The Berkeley Institute finished the Bermuda School Sports Federation Senior School Netball Tournament undefeated at Bernard Park to claim the title. Berkeley and CedarBridge Academy Blue were both undefeated as they squared off in the final match of the competition. Berkeley took an early lead and led the match from start to finish in winning 12-5.... Read more of this article

Bowling: Warriors League Results

Bowling: Warriors League Results

Warriors Bowling League action recently continued, with Kickapoo defeating Blackfoot 4-0, Navaho defeating Commanche 3-1, and Mohican defeating Sioux 4-0. The full results follow below: Men Scratch GameVaughn Simons 195 Larry Dean 184 Tyrone Fox 87Men Scratch SeriesGilbert Trott 520 Ellsworth Bean Sr. 408Men Handicap GameDennis Butterfield... Read more of this article

Knight Finishes Top Of WICUA Umpire Class

Knight Finishes Top Of WICUA Umpire Class

Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] President Lloyd Fray, congratulated Bermuda Cricket Umpire Association [BCUA] umpire Alex Knight on not only passing the West Indies Cricket Umpire Association Practical [WICUA] and Oral examinations, but topping the class with the highest mark achieved of 97.5%. Knight beat 34 other candidates in the recent examinations. Mr... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting November 18

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting November 18

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday November 11th.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Tuesday 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

Easterly Joins Forces With White Mountains

Easterly Joins Forces With White Mountains

Easterly Partners Group, an asset management holding company that owns stakes in third-party asset management businesses and assists them with strategic growth, and White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company with approximately $3.6 billion in assets, announced that they have entered into a strategic... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 17 2017

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 17 2017

November 17 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,188.35, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 59 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF], and the full report for the week is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesBermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 16 2017 Bermuda... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermudian Made Short Animated Film To Screen

Bermudian Made Short Animated Film To Screen

Speciality Cinemas are set to screen a new Bermuda animated short film entitled ‘Buster’s Play Date’. The film is produced by Manta FX, a new animation studio. Manta FX falls under the umbrella of the local studio, Seymour Artists, which over the last 20 years has created several animated films and television commercials.Buster’s Play Date... Read more of this article

Last Call To Host “Gospel vs Cancer” On Nov 18

Last Call To Host “Gospel vs Cancer” On Nov 18

Last Call is getting set to present “Gospel vs. Cancer” tomorrow [Nov 18] at 6.30pm at the Cedarbridge Courtyard. A spokesperson said, “Last Call will be hosting a benefit concert, “Gospel vs. Cancer” on Saturday, November 18th to raise funds for the Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre, where all ticket proceeds will be gathered... Read more of this article

BUEI Market To Feature Over 40 Vendors

BUEI Market To Feature Over 40 Vendors

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Harbourside Market Arts and Crafts Festival is set to take place on Saturday, November 18 from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Promising to be “Bermuda’s biggest arts and crafts festival,” the event will feature more than 40 vendors offering unique holiday gifts. Admission is free, with additional features... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

The Department of Energy [DOE], in collaboration with Bermuda’s leading electric vehicle distributors, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, hosted the Island’s first free, multi-vendor Electric Vehicle Showcase yesterday [Nov 16] at the Regency Terrace of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The public were invited to view some of the latest electric... Read more of this article

Should Bermuda Care About Climate Change?

Should Bermuda Care About Climate Change?

Meteorology expert Dr Mark Guishard is to deliver a presentation on climate change at the next instalment of ThinkFest. The presentation, titled “Should Bermuda Care about Climate Change?” begins at 5 pm at the Bermuda College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre on Sunday, November 19. Mark Guishard, PhD, leads the Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Electric Vehicle Showcase To Be Held On Thurs

Electric Vehicle Showcase To Be Held On Thurs

The Department of Energy [DOE], in collaboration with Bermuda’s leading electric vehicle distributors, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, will be hosting the Island’s first free, multi-vendor Electric Vehicle Showcase on Thursday  [Nov 16] from noon to 5.00pm at the Regency Terrace of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The public are invited to... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man In Custody After Barricading Himself In

Man In Custody After Barricading Himself In

[Updating] A large amount of police officers, fire and ambulance personnel are currently on scene in the Happy Valley area this morning [Nov 15] after a man “barricaded himself” in a building and is “said to have what is considered a harmful substance on his person and he’s threatening anyone coming in.” Police Media Manager... Read more of this article

Two Men Arrested In Connection With Murder

Two Men Arrested In Connection With Murder

[Updated with video] Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of 30-year-old Morlan Steede, and the police have appealed for anyone with any information to contact either the police or Crime Stoppers hotline. A police spokesperson said, “Approximately 9:40pm on Friday the 3rd day of November, 2017, police officers responded to several... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Morlan Steede

Police Confirm Death Of Morlan Steede

[Updated with Minister's statement] The police have confirmed the death of 30-year-old Morlan Steede following last night’s shooting in Pembroke. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 30-year-old Morlan Steede, who died as a result of a firearms incident that took place on One-way Deepdale,... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

First Atlantic Expands Reach In Central America

First Atlantic Expands Reach In Central America

First Atlantic Commerce [FAC], a global online payments technology company, announced its expansion of online card processing services across Central America. The Bermuda-based, Level 1 PCI compliant payment gateway can now offer payment solutions to merchants in Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua through a new integration to a processor in the... Read more of this article

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt is a victim of ‘identity theft’ on Instagram. Someone started the Instagram account hondavidburt, using the name Hon E. David Burt, JP, MP calling himself The Premier of Bermuda and Minister of Finance. As of this writing, the account has 11 posts so far, stealing photos from the Premier’s real account, davidburtmp.... Read more of this article

Bermudian Designer Builds Impressive Portfolio

Bermudian Designer Builds Impressive Portfolio

[Written by Don Burgess] Talented Bermudian motion media designer Domico Watson is featured on the artofstyleframe.com website for his work on TV and movies. Watson designed the title sequence for the new hit TV series Star Trek Discovery, and his other work includes the recent Tom Cruise movie, The Mummy, The Marvel Cinematic Universe film Dr Strange starring Benedict... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Following a fire this morning [Nov 17] in Warwick, the Fire Service extended their thanks to a neighbour for their “quick thinking in using the hose to contain the fire,” saying that the “fire had the potential to be a lot worse” without their quick intervention.The Fire Service said, “At approximately 8:04am on Friday,... Read more of this article

48-Year-Old Man In Stable Condition In ICU

48-Year-Old Man In Stable Condition In ICU

A 48-year-old man who was injured in a motorcycle collision on Ord Road on Thursday [Nov 16] is in stable condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning [November 17th] the 48-year-old man believed to be from Warwick hurt when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a parked truck along Ord Road, Warwick... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Devonshire

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Devonshire

At approximately 6:16pm this evening [Nov 16], the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Rec View Hill in Devonshire.Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Delton White said, “The vehicle was reported to have visible smoke and flames emitting from the engine compartment of the car. “The Fire Service responded... Read more of this article