Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday

The Ministry of Transport has advised that there will be bus cancellations again on Wednesday morning [March 29]. The list of Bus Route Cancellations for Wednesday morning:Route # 1 Hamilton to Grotto Bay 7:15 & 7:45Route # 1 Grotto Bay to Hamilton 8:10 & 8:40Route # 2 Hamilton to Ord Road 7:35Route # 4 Hamilton to Spanish Point... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Beyond Prosecution, Into Persecution’

PLP: ‘Beyond Prosecution, Into Persecution’

The PLP “finds the actions taken by the DPP and BPS to issue multiple summons last night charging peaceful protesters with criminal charges to be provocative and unwise,” the PLP said this evening.Summonses Served The BIU confirmed this morning that “that several members of the BIU have received summonses from Magistrate’s Court during... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: March 28 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 28 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

BPS: Report Recommendations Are In Progress

BPS: Report Recommendations Are In Progress

“We are updating our public order policy to standardise the planning process and provide record keeping guidelines” and “will also make recommendations to the Minister of National Security to consider legislative amendments that are in line with modern public order considerations,” Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva said today. The... Read more of this article

“Fuel Tank Breach” At St. George’s Facility

“Fuel Tank Breach” At St. George’s Facility

[Updated] The Ministry of the Environment said they have been informed by RUBIS of a “fuel tank breach” at their St. George’s fuel storage facility, adding that “RUBIS employees have been trained in how to deal with such an emergency and are already working on containment.”A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry... Read more of this article

Review On Policing At December 2nd Protest

Review On Policing At December 2nd Protest

[Updated with video] The Governor has released the review on the policing at the protests at the House of Assembly on December 2, 2016; with the Governor saying “the resulting review, carried out by a senior UK police officer, is now being published in full without redaction.” The report was prepared by Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead... Read more of this article

P.A.L.S. Charity Walk Raises Over $35,000

P.A.L.S. Charity Walk Raises Over $35,000

The 29th Annual P.A.L.S. Walk with Me for Cancer Care held on February 19 raised more than $35,000. A total of 600 people registered for the event, which is the organisation’s major annual fundraiser, with proceeds going toward vital medical care, equipment and supplies for cancer patients in Bermuda. Karen Dyer, P.A.L.S. Executive Director, said,... Read more of this article


BIU Members Receive Court Summonses

BIU Members Receive Court Summonses

[Updating] The BIU said that it has come to their attention “that several members of the BIU have received summonses from Magistrate’s Court during the last 24 hours,” and have requested that BIU members who have been served summonses bring them to BIU Headquarters “so that they can be dealt with by the Union’s legal representatives.”The... Read more of this article

Sea Cadet Dinghy Completely Refurbished

Sea Cadet Dinghy Completely Refurbished

The Bermuda Sea Cadet Corps took delivery last week of their completely refurbished ASC Dinghy, Philippa, thanks to the help of Spar Yard Marine Solutions. Philippa is the primary training dinghy used by the Sea Cadets to teach rowing and seamanship and boat handling skills. Four Cadet oarsman and a coxswain take it out on the water every Friday evening... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Favourite Things About Bermuda’

Video: ‘Favourite Things About Bermuda’

The people, the beaches and the colour of the houses are just some of the favourite things about Bermuda that are highlighted in this video released leading up to the launch of the 35th America’s Cup. Residents across the island were asked what they loved about Bermuda and their responses were put together with video footage of scenes across the... Read more of this article

Column: Ministers Responsibility, Accountability

Column: Ministers Responsibility, Accountability

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] The events leading up to and following the release of the Commission of Inquiry Report have been highly upsetting and distasteful. The Bermuda Public Services Union is on record stating that we support the principles of accountability and transparency, and therefore, the Union had no objection to the mandate... Read more of this article

Regiment Divers Gain Top Diving Qualifications

Regiment Divers Gain Top Diving Qualifications

A total of six Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have completed a diving course run by a top US police diving school. Now the six, who all previously had rescue diver certification, are operational support divers, trained in sub-sea bomb detection, evidence recovery and body recovery after completing the course requirements of the US-based National Academy... Read more of this article

Police Urge People To Officially Report Crimes

Police Urge People To Officially Report Crimes

The police said they are “aware of rumours circulating about alleged indecent activities” at an event this weekend, with people “circulating the name of an alleged suspect, along with his photograph, via social media,” with the police saying “the person named was actually incarcerated in the Westgate Correctional Facility... Read more of this article

Health Council: $84.5M Spent On Overseas Care

Health Council: $84.5M Spent On Overseas Care

Bermuda spent $84.5 million on overseas care between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016, with $6M going toward transportation and accommodation, according to a new report from the Bermuda Health Council. “Recognising the importance of specialised overseas care to health outcomes, the Bermuda Health Council developed a report, Overseas Care: A... Read more of this article

New ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Landmark Planned

New ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Landmark Planned

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is recruiting local artists and architects to create a “fun, interactive and iconic” Bermuda Triangle landmark at Clearwater Beach, according to a Request for Proposal document posted online today. “The Bermuda Triangle is a defining feature of Bermuda’s brand identity now so this effort is about further... Read more of this article

Video: 27 People To Take Part In Kia Training

Video: 27 People To Take Part In Kia Training

Bermuda Motors are hosting Kia Technical Training at Bermuda College for Bermuda Motors Service Team, Works & Engineering Staff, Bermuda College Students and overseas guest from Cayman, Belize and Barbados. A total of 27 people will take part in the 5-day course which commenced on March 27, 2017.At a press conference held this morning,Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: 60 Years On The Job For Shirley Hunt

Video: 60 Years On The Job For Shirley Hunt

He has been working at the Elbow Beach Resort for 60 years, and Bell Captain Shirley Hunt says that he still enjoys what he’s doing and has no plans to retire yet. Bernews recently had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Hunt, and guest interviewer Charles Webbe introduced him by saying, “During the ten decades that this hotel has been in existence,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: March 28 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 28 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: ‘Favourite Things About Bermuda’

Video: ‘Favourite Things About Bermuda’

The people, the beaches and the colour of the houses are just some of the favourite things about Bermuda that are highlighted in this video released leading up to the launch of the 35th America’s Cup. Residents across the island were asked what they loved about Bermuda and their responses were put together with video footage of scenes across the... 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

Superyacht Program For The America’s Cup

Superyacht Program For The America’s Cup

The 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda will feature the fastest yachts in the 166 year history of the competition, and the event will also play host to a gatherings of superyachts, which will add to the sheer spectacle of the America’s Cup. Superyachts are a very important part of the America’s Cup and, reflecting the high value of their role in the... Read more of this article

Minister Congratulates Kappa Classic, Blackburn

Minister Congratulates Kappa Classic, Blackburn

Minister of Social Development and Sports Nandi Outerbridge recently congratulated both the organizers of the Kappa Classic and Lisa Blackburn on her Masters World Record. Minister Outerbridge said, “As Minister of Social Development and Sports, I want to congratulate the organizers and young athletes of the eighteenth annual Kappa Classic three-day... Read more of this article

Spithill: “This Was A Great Learning Experience”

Spithill: “This Was A Great Learning Experience”

The latest round of America’s Cup Class practice racing ahead of the 35th America’s Cup concluded on a beautiful spring Sunday on the Great Sound. All five America’s Cup teams now based in Bermuda took part in a series of match races in varied conditions, racing each other on a course that closely mirrors that to be used in May and June 2017 when... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Sompo Completes Acquisition Of Endurance

Sompo Completes Acquisition Of Endurance

Sompo Holdings has completed its acquisition of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd, with Endurance to be integrated into Sompo Holdings through the creation of Sompo International, which will be based in Bermuda. The total consideration for the acquisition is US$ 6.3 bn, and Endurance’s ordinary shares will cease trading following the market close on... Read more of this article

Pie Factory To Host Grand Opening Tomorrow

Pie Factory To Host Grand Opening Tomorrow

The Pie Factory, known for its homemade savoury meat and vegetable pies and desserts, is inviting the community to celebrate its official grand opening at #6 Parliament Street on Wednesday, March 29. Owner Sonia Furbert said, “We have worked for over 20 years to run The Pie Factory and it is an honor to be able to offer our loyal patrons the same... Read more of this article

Colonial Renames Wellness Programme: Zest

Colonial Renames Wellness Programme: Zest

One of the Island’s wellness programmes has received a make-over and a new name in a bid to get more people off the couch. “The health issues in Bermuda are very well documented,” said Jacqueline Perreault, Colonial’s Corporate Wellness Director. “An awful lot of those issues are preventable. Quite often all it takes is a changing a few habits.” Colonial... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Pie Factory To Host Grand Opening Tomorrow

Pie Factory To Host Grand Opening Tomorrow

The Pie Factory, known for its homemade savoury meat and vegetable pies and desserts, is inviting the community to celebrate its official grand opening at #6 Parliament Street on Wednesday, March 29. Owner Sonia Furbert said, “We have worked for over 20 years to run The Pie Factory and it is an honor to be able to offer our loyal patrons the same... Read more of this article

New ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Landmark Planned

New ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Landmark Planned

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is recruiting local artists and architects to create a “fun, interactive and iconic” Bermuda Triangle landmark at Clearwater Beach, according to a Request for Proposal document posted online today. “The Bermuda Triangle is a defining feature of Bermuda’s brand identity now so this effort is about further... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Last night, Greenrock and a number of other organisations hosted the annual celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda, bringing the island’s people together for both fun and raising awareness of environmental issues. The evening’s featured activity was a 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run through the City of Hamilton during the “lights out” period from... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Last night, Greenrock and a number of other organisations hosted the annual celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda, bringing the island’s people together for both fun and raising awareness of environmental issues. The evening’s featured activity was a 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run through the City of Hamilton during the “lights out” period from... Read more of this article

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

An upcoming “Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series” hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will feature the topic “Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda.” The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm at St. Theresa’s Cathedral Hall in Hamilton, with the featured speaker... Read more of this article

Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight

Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight

Greenrock is reminding the public that today [March 24] is the final day for regular rates of Earth Hour registration. A spokesperson said, “Today is the last day for regular rates. If you sign up before midnight, registration will still be $25 for adults and $15 for children under 16. You will also still be able to access the special family rate... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: 43-Year-Old Man Denies Stealing Bag

Court: 43-Year-Old Man Denies Stealing Bag

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 43-year-old man denied stealing a bag containing barbering equipment. Vincent Outerbridge pleaded not guilty to a charge that on 24th March, he stole a bag containing men’s barbering equipment; and to another charge that he had failed to leave Hamilton Police Station after he had been directed to do so. Mr Outerbridge... Read more of this article

Police Urge People To Officially Report Crimes

Police Urge People To Officially Report Crimes

The police said they are “aware of rumours circulating about alleged indecent activities” at an event this weekend, with people “circulating the name of an alleged suspect, along with his photograph, via social media,” with the police saying “the person named was actually incarcerated in the Westgate Correctional Facility... Read more of this article

19-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

19-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

The 19-year-old Pembroke man who was injured in a “disturbance” on the Railway Trail in Warwick on March 14th has been transferred from the ICU to a general ward at the hospital. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier today [March 24th] the 19-year-old Pembroke man injured in a reported disturbance that apparently took place along... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

CCS Group Named Official Supplier For AC35

CCS Group Named Official Supplier For AC35

CCS Group Limited announced its partnership with the 35th America’s Cup as an Official Supplier to the event. CCS Group, a Bermuda-based systems integrator and information technology company, will be the Official Information and Communications Technology [ICT] Supplier of the 35th America’s Cup. The company will be responsible for the networking, wireless and CCTV... Read more of this article

TechTalk On “Internet Of Things” On March 30

TechTalk On “Internet Of Things” On March 30

The Department of E-Commerce will be holding a TechTalk panel discussion on ‘Internet of Things’ on March 30th at the Hamilton Princess. The panel will consist of Chris Eaton, Senior Manager – KPMG; Ian Burns, Performance Manager – Oracle Team USA; Nik Smale, Group Head of Innovation and Technology – Argus Ltd.; and Pete Ramsdale, Group Chief Information Officer... Read more of this article

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

[Opinion column written by Alex Conyers] This is the first of what I’ve been thinking for a while, and maybe the first post/editorial of a couple more to come. It is also the first diagnosis [that I know of] of what I think a couple of us might be feeling, experiencing, and/or suffering from, but are unable to put words to. It is a syndrome I have impromptly called ‘compu-personal... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Photos: Crashed Truck Removed From Water

Photos: Crashed Truck Removed From Water

After crashing over an embankment five weeks ago, the truck has now been moved from its position in the water in the Abbot’s Crescent, Hamilton parish area, with the vehicle seen sitting on a barge this morning. Photo of the truck prior to its removal:The truck crashed quite a distance over the embankment, with the police previously confirming... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Strikes Pedestrian On Front Street

Motorcyclist Strikes Pedestrian On Front Street

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on Friday afternoon on Front Street, which saw a 64-year-old man, who was attempting to walk across the road, “struck by a motorcyclist that did not stop.” A police spokesperson said, “Police are appealing for any witnesses to a reported collision that occurred around 3pm Friday, March... Read more of this article

Truck Still “Stuck” In Water Over One Month Later

Truck Still “Stuck” In Water Over One Month Later

After crashing over an embankment on February 17, the truck remains stuck there over one month later, partially submerged in the water in the Abbot’s Crescent, Hamilton parish area. The vehicle is now secured to the shoreline with straps, portions of the truck’s components appear to be dismantled, and the vehicle appears to be more submerged... Read more of this article