30 Minute Video: June 1 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: June 1 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: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [June 1] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here.Update 7.13pm: Minister Kim Wilson’s full statement follows below:Good Afternoon, Between Sunday and today... Read more of this article

Aspen Commits $75,000 To WindReach

Aspen Commits $75,000 To WindReach

WindReach today [June 1] announced the receipt of a significant multi-year donation from Aspen Insurance. A spokesperson said, “WindReach, the charity which seeks to enrich the quality of life for individuals living with special needs, today announced the receipt of a significant multi-year donation from Aspen Insurance. “The donation of $25,000... Read more of this article

Video: “We Take Action” March Today

Video: “We Take Action” March Today

[Updated] Saying they are “aware of a planned march for today,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines urged people to conduct themselves in a respectful and responsible manner, wear a mask or face covering and practise physical distancing. While Minister Caines did not mention specifically what the planned march was about, we assume,... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Mentioned During Space Launch

Video: Bermuda Mentioned During Space Launch

[Updated] Bermuda’s NASA Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island played a role in the historic SpaceX and NASA launch of astronauts on Saturday [May 30], with the station providing data as it monitored the launch. The launch was successful, taking the astronauts into orbit before they docked with the International Space Station [ISS] yesterday [May... Read more of this article

The 2020 Hurricane Season ‘Officially’ Starts

The 2020 Hurricane Season ‘Officially’ Starts

The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts today [June 1] and runs through November 30, and while today may be the ‘official’ start, two storms already made an early appearance in May. Tropical Storm Arthur was the first named Atlantic storm of the year, while the second named storm was Tropical Storm Bertha; fortunately neither impacted... Read more of this article

Online Petition: Reject Rizzuto & Support BLM

Online Petition: Reject Rizzuto & Support BLM

An online petition – titled “Bermuda Solidarity with BLM & Rejection of Rizzuto Appointment as US Consul General”– has started, with an aim to “let the world know that our 21 square miles has no more space for racists and we reject Rizzuto.” The petoition said, “Bermuda is a small 21 square mile rock in... Read more of this article


Library Offers “Limited Checkout Services”

Library Offers “Limited Checkout Services”

Effective today [June 1], the Bermuda National Library will offer curbside checkout services from Monday through Thursday from 10.00am to 3.00pm. An email sent out by the library said, “Effective June 1, Bermuda National Library will offer limited checkout services to patrons. The library buildings will not be open to the public, but staff will... Read more of this article

‘We Add Our Voice To The Global Movement’

‘We Add Our Voice To The Global Movement’

The PLP said they “mourn the memory of George Floyd and all those victims of race-based violence” and “add our voice to the global movement calling for justice” and “to the global movement calling for peace.” The PLP tweeted the photo below, saying: “As we mourn the life of a tireless advocate for racial and... Read more of this article

Commissioner: ‘I Am Both Appalled & Saddened’

Commissioner: ‘I Am Both Appalled & Saddened’

“I am both appalled and saddened” at the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, Bermuda Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley said, adding that he “recognizes the killing of Mr. Floyd resonates within black communities across the world, including Bermuda.” “Black lives do matter and I am committed... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw five suspects arrested following a report of a “fight involving approximately 50 youths” at Clearwater Park, tributes paid to the late Dr. Eva Hodgson and more. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Covid-19: Over 6 Million Cases WorldwideUpdates: Covid-19 On Sunday, May 31stCovid-19:... Read more of this article

Updates: Covid-19 On Tuesday, June 2nd

Updates: Covid-19 On Tuesday, June 2nd

[Updating] As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe with over 355,000 deaths worldwide, and sadly the island has now recorded nine Covid-19 related deaths. Live updates will be posted as they come in, encompassing both the public and private sectors, and if you have relevant information, please email info@bernews.com.... Read more of this article

Human Rights Commission: Walk-In Services

Human Rights Commission: Walk-In Services

The Human Rights Commission will open their offices to the general public on Monday, June 1. A spokesperson said, “The Commission has been operating remotely since March 23, 2020 in accordance with the Government of Bermuda’s public health advisories. “An essential feature of the Commission’s service delivery is being accessible to all... Read more of this article

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For May 2020

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For May 2020

Bernews posted more than 250 videos across our various social networks during May 2020, and the most viewed videos included the police update, rescue of two mariners, Bermuda College graduation and more. As far as Facebook videos, the most viewed for the month were the BNV Discussion with Premier David Burt and the Bermuda College graduatione which... Read more of this article

May 2020: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

May 2020: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

While the island and world are facing unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing remains constant: the island’s beauty. As always, Bernews features a “Photo of the Day” in our email newsletters and various social media accounts seven days a week in order to continue to highlight the stunning scenes that Bermuda has... Read more of this article

Video: May 31st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 31st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Tributes paid to Dr. Eva Hodgson, 140 total confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda, five suspects arrested after fight at Turtle Bay, Facebook page celebrates Bermuda graduates, aircraft registry significantly reduces CofA fees and police appeal help locate 66-year-old Roger Evans are some of the stories in this morning’s [May 31] Bernews Newsflash.The... Read more of this article

Police Appeal: Help Locate 66-Year-Old [Found]

Police Appeal: Help Locate 66-Year-Old [Found]

[Updated] Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 66-year-old Roger Evans. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 66-year-old Mr. Roger Evans. Mr. Evans is described as a dark complexioned black male, approx. 5’6″ in height and of very slim build.... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 230 Test Results, None Were Positive

Covid-19: 230 Test Results, None Were Positive

Between Friday and today 230 test results were received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for Covid-19. A Government spokesperson said, “Between Friday and today 230 test results were received by the Ministry of Health; and none were positive for COVID-19. “Bermuda has 140 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows:there... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: ‘Love Letters’ To Bermuda From Visitors

Video: ‘Love Letters’ To Bermuda From Visitors

The Bermuda Tourism Authority recently released a video that highlighted messages from visitors from the United States and Canada, with the sentiments including the exclamation that Bermuda is “the most beautiful place on Earth.” A visitor from Warwick, Rhode Island said, “Bermuda is where my soul is soothed. I’ve not found another... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: June 1 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: June 1 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: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [June 1] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here.Update 7.13pm: Minister Kim Wilson’s full statement follows below:Good Afternoon, Between Sunday and today... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Gloucestershire Media Highlight Jonte Smith

Gloucestershire Media Highlight Jonte Smith

“Jonté Smith is dreaming of becoming the fourth Bermudian player to appear in a Wembley Stadium final,” according to a report from Gloucestershire Live. The report said, “Jonté Smith is dreaming of becoming the fourth Bermudian player to appear in a Wembley Stadium final. Cheltenham Town will first have to overcome Northampton Town over a two-legged... Read more of this article

Dr. Douglas On Masterclass Panel Today

Dr. Douglas On Masterclass Panel Today

Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas to be on Masterclass panel with Jay Harris, ESPN Sportscenter anchor. A spokesperson said, “The panel is organized by sport business and communications expert, Dr. Marc Williams. Other panelists include Jay Harris of ESPN. This past week Dr. Marc had former Olympian, Carl Lewis, on his Masterclass series.“Dr. Ty-Ron... Read more of this article

BBA Holding ’9 Parish Hill Climb Challenge’

BBA Holding ’9 Parish Hill Climb Challenge’

The Bermuda Bicycle Association [BBA] has launched the ’9 Parish Hill Climb Challenge,’ a hill climb series that includes one climb in each of the nine parishes. The event includes both a male and female category for each age group, including Under 15, Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+. The challenge locations are:Sandys – Scotts... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Walkers Acts As Counsel To GAN Limited

Walkers Acts As Counsel To GAN Limited

Walkers Limited recently acted as Bermuda counsel to GAN Limited as the company migrated its existing shares from the AIM London stock exchange in order to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The company said, “Walkers is pleased to have acted as Bermuda counsel to GAN Limited [GAN] on the successful restructuring of GAN plc and the subsequent... Read more of this article

Apex Announces Appointment Of Jon Hanifan

Apex Announces Appointment Of Jon Hanifan

Apex Group Ltd. announced that Jon Hanifan has been appointed Head of Corporate Solutions, Americas with effect from July 1, 2020. A spokesperson said, “The appointment follows a flurry of US announcements from the Group regarding the expansion of its service capabilities across the Americas region; including the recent announcement of locally... Read more of this article

Butterfield Bank: May Share Repurchases

Butterfield Bank: May Share Repurchases

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange, The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited advised that during the month of May 2020, the Bank purchased for Treasury 262,500 Common Shares at an average price of $ 22.02 per share. Related StoriesButterfield Completes Acquisition Of GTS Butterfield Bank Advises Of Shareholdings Butterfield:... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Burger Shack Opens Second Location In Flatts

Burger Shack Opens Second Location In Flatts

Burger Shack has now opened a second location inside of Four Star in Flatts; customers of Four Star Flatts and Four Star Hamilton can now order the entire Burger Shack menu and the menu is now available for delivery from Paget to Grotto Bay. A spokesperson said, ”Starting at its flagship location on Bermudiana Rd just a few months ago, Burger... Read more of this article

Library Offers “Limited Checkout Services”

Library Offers “Limited Checkout Services”

Effective today [June 1], the Bermuda National Library will offer curbside checkout services from Monday through Thursday from 10.00am to 3.00pm. An email sent out by the library said, “Effective June 1, Bermuda National Library will offer limited checkout services to patrons. The library buildings will not be open to the public, but staff will... Read more of this article

Photos: Student Art Celebrates Bermuda

Photos: Student Art Celebrates Bermuda

Led by art teacher and children’s book illustrator Patricia Lambert, students at Northlands Primary School recently created artwork via remote learning in order to celebrate Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “While citizens near and far stand in lines awaiting service, students at Northlands Primary School explore their roots and create works... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Ocean Educators Unite For Virtual Series

Ocean Educators Unite For Virtual Series

Ocean explorer and doctoral candidate Zoleka Filander will join a team of educators from the BZS, BIOS, and BUEI for the first episode of a new virtual education series called Ocean Diaries on Thursday [May 28] at 10.30am. A spokesperson said, “Tomorrow morning [May 28th], ocean explorer and doctoral candidate Zoleka Filander will join a team of educators... Read more of this article

Boxes Now Available From Happy Bird Company

Boxes Now Available From Happy Bird Company

The Happy Bird Company has new boxes available after being sold out, with curbside pick-up available for its customers. A spokesperson said, “If bluebirds are a symbol of happiness, here’s some extremely happy news: The Happy Bird Company has made some new boxes after having been sold out for two weeks and curbside pick-up is now available.... Read more of this article

BEST Reminds Public Of Sustainable Fishing

BEST Reminds Public Of Sustainable Fishing

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is reminding the public to practice sustainable fishing in order to ensure that local fish continue to be available for everyone. A BEST spokesperson said, “Please practice sustainable fishing habits; ensure local fish continue to be available for everyone’s future enjoyment!“Spearfishing... Read more of this article

CRIME

Five Suspects Arrested After Fight At Turtle Bay

Five Suspects Arrested After Fight At Turtle Bay

Five suspects were arrested following a report of a “fight involving approximately 50 youths between the ages of 15 and 17 years old, at Turtle Bay, Clearwater Park.” A police spokesperson said, “At around 5:20pm on Friday 29th May, police received several reports of a fight involving approximately 50 youths between the ages of 15 and... Read more of this article

Two Men Arrested Following Armed Robbery

Two Men Arrested Following Armed Robbery

[Updated] The police have arrested two suspects following an armed robbery at the Rubis service station on St. John’s Road in Pembroke today. A police spokesperson said, “At around 12.45pm today, Thursday 28th May, police received a report of an armed robbery at the Rubis service station at 61 St. John’s Road, Pembroke. “Reports... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pleaded guilty to breaking curfew just one month after he pleaded guilty to violating shelter-in-place regulations. David Fubler admitted the charge of breaking curfew by being outside at 10:15 pm on May 25 at a Pembroke residence, not his own. He, however, pleaded not guilty to a count of prowling. He previously faced... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Video: Bermuda Mentioned During Space Launch

Video: Bermuda Mentioned During Space Launch

[Updated] Bermuda’s NASA Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island played a role in the historic SpaceX and NASA launch of astronauts on Saturday [May 30], with the station providing data as it monitored the launch. The launch was successful, taking the astronauts into orbit before they docked with the International Space Station [ISS] yesterday [May 31]. In advance... Read more of this article

OBMI Bermuda Launches e-Magine Designs

OBMI Bermuda Launches e-Magine Designs

OBMI Bermuda recently launched the e-MAGINE Designs, a “new menu based program that offers clients personalized virtual concepts of their desired renovation project.” A spokesperson said, “OBMI Bermuda is committed to bringing vision to life. Through this motivation, we are excited to announce the launch e-MAGINE Designs, a new menu based program that... Read more of this article

New Community & Cultural Affairs Website

New Community & Cultural Affairs Website

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs has launched a new website that they said “will serve as a hub for information about events, programmes, and educational resources.” A Government spokesperson said, “On the eve of Bermuda Day, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs has launched a new website at www.communityandculture.bm that... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Pedestrians

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Pedestrians

[Updated] Police and first responders were dispatched to a “report of a serious collision involving a motorcycle and two pedestrians” on North Shore in Hamilton parish this evening [May 28]. A police spokesperson said, “Serious collision Northshore Road, junction with Studio Lane Hamilton Parish. [Shelly Bay stretch] “Around... Read more of this article

Police Warn About Speeding, Drunk Driving

Police Warn About Speeding, Drunk Driving

A male motorcycle rider was arrested following a pursuit yesterday [May 24], while another male motorcycle rider was taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Paget. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 3.30pm on Sunday, May 24, officers from the Roads Policing Unit were conducting speed checks along South Road, Southampton,... Read more of this article

Car & Motorcycle Collision In Paget Yesterday

Car & Motorcycle Collision In Paget Yesterday

Traffic was diverted along South Road in Paget yesterday [May 24] due to a two-vehicle road traffic collision involving a car and a motorcycle. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 8.00pm on Sunday, May 24, police were called out to a two-vehicle road traffic collision involving a car and a motorcycle along South Road, Paget. “The... Read more of this article