Court: Cruise Visitor Admits Possessing Ammo

Court: Cruise Visitor Admits Possessing Ammo

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 21], a 20-year-old visitor from the United States was fined after pleading guilty to possessing a bullet. James Lathan from Virginia was visiting the island on a cruise ship when a bullet was found in his backpack during a security check, with Mr Lathan telling the Court today he was “unaware” it... Read more of this article

‘Operations May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

‘Operations May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

The Ministry of Public Works is advising that during the week of May 28, 2018, it will conduct its Biannual Septage Disposal Operations which “may result in unpleasant odors being experienced in the residential areas surrounding the Marsh Folly Composting Facility.” “Despite the unpleasant odor, the Ministry assures there are no environmental... Read more of this article

‘Policing In And Around The City Of Hamilton’

‘Policing In And Around The City Of Hamilton’

Police representatives meet regularly with Corporation of Hamilton officials, and last Wednesday, a meeting was held to “address key concerns as it relates to policing in and around the City of Hamilton,” the police said today. This statement follows after multiple incidents in Hamilton over the past few days, including a gunshot being fired... Read more of this article

53-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured In ‘Hit & Run’

53-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured In ‘Hit & Run’

A 53-year-old male pedestrian is in stable condition after hit and run collision this morning [May 21] in Hamilton. A police spokesperson said, “Approximately 1am Monday, May 21st police and fellow first responders attended a reported collision on Parliament Street in the City of Hamilton, near the junction with Church Street. “It appears that a... Read more of this article

Photos: Warren Foggo Celebrates 100th Birthday

Photos: Warren Foggo Celebrates 100th Birthday

St. George’s resident Warren [Tishi] Foggo was joined by friends, family, and political leaders as he celebrated his 100th birthday with a gathering at the east end yesterday [May 20]. Mr. Foggo who was a barber for many years was surrounded by children Winstein Foggo, Warren Foggo and Gardine Gibbons, Acting Premier Walter Roban, Minister of... Read more of this article

BDA CEO Steps Down, Takes Consultancy Role

BDA CEO Steps Down, Takes Consultancy Role

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] announced today [May 21] that Chief Executive Officer Ross Webber has “stepped down from his position, effective May 17. He will continue to work with the agency, undertaking a consultancy role through the transition to new leadership.” This follows after the BDA previously confirmed on May... Read more of this article

Masterworks Representatives Get ‘Royal Invite’

Masterworks Representatives Get ‘Royal Invite’

With Royal Wedding fever taking over this past weekend, representatives from the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art will get a slice of the excitement when they attend the 70th birthday celebrations for Prince Charles this Tuesday, May 22, at a Garden Reception on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, and possibly catch a glimpse of the newly married couple... Read more of this article


Alpha Beautillion Profile: Jermayne Dears

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Jermayne Dears

In the fourth in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Jermayne Damion Dears from the Impact Mentoring Academy. Jermayne was born in Bermuda on November 24th, 2000 to Jerry-Dee and Wayne Anthony Dears. Jermayne also has a little brother, Joshua Dears, and two older stepbrothers, Zhane Burgess... Read more of this article

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge To Begin

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge To Begin

The ‘Roderick Ferguson et al vs the Attorney General’ legal matter is listed on the Court schedule to begin today [May 21], with the case set to challenge the Domestic Partnership Act. Same sex marriage was initially legalised in Bermuda following a Supreme Court decision in May 2017, with Greg DeRoche and Winston Godwin successfully challenging... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw three men arrested following two altercations on Front Street, the Relay For Life event raise over $339,000, the BEDC Vend 2 Win Market, the National Swimming Championships, the BFRS extinguish a fire in Pembroke, and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Man... Read more of this article

Video: Nova Mas Kiddie Carnival Costumes

Video: Nova Mas Kiddie Carnival Costumes

Leading up to the upcoming Bermuda Heroes Weekend next month, the Bermuda Kiddie Carnival will be held on Sunday, June 3rd. People’s on Church Street and Victoria Street today [May 20] showcased some costumes available for Bermuda Kiddie Carnival from Nova Mas International that include the Lil’ L’Mara, Lil’ Zazu or Lil’ Soleil sections.... Read more of this article

Disney Cruise Line To Visit Bermuda In 2019

Disney Cruise Line To Visit Bermuda In 2019

Disney cruise line recently announced their fall 2019 lineup, confirming that they will visit Bermuda again, with the Disney Magic ship set to visit the island late next year. The cruise line will visit Bermuda this year with the Bermuda Tourism Authority previously noting that it will be the “first-ever time Disney Cruise Line has come to Bermuda”... Read more of this article

Spirit To Participate In US Memorial Day Festival

Spirit To Participate In US Memorial Day Festival

Spirit of Bermuda left St. George’s early Sunday morning [May 20] heading to Philadelphia to participate in the city’s US Memorial Day Festival from May 25 – 28th. This is Spirit’s first visit to Philly with an anticipated 4-day passage to the Delaware Bay then up the Delaware River to Penn’s Landing. Once there she will... Read more of this article

Man Arrested After Altercation On Front Street

Man Arrested After Altercation On Front Street

One man has been arrested following an altercation on Front Street early this morning [May 20], the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:20am Sunday, May 20th police officers responded to a reported altercation on Front Street in the City of Hamilton. “It appears that at least two people were involved in a scuffle... Read more of this article

Two Men Arrested After Fight On Front Street

Two Men Arrested After Fight On Front Street

Two men have been arrested following an altercation on Front Street, with footage of the incident having ‘gone viral’ after the altercation was caught on video. A police spokesperson said, “Around 8pm Thursday, May 17th police officers and fellow first responders attended a reported disturbance on Front Street in the City of Hamilton,... Read more of this article

Premier Speaks At GW University Graduation

Premier Speaks At GW University Graduation

Premier David Burt recently served as the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony at George Washington University in Washington, D.C, telling the graduates of his alma mater to “stay true to their paths as they make the move from ‘academia to execution’ and apply their new knowledge in their careers.” A report in the school’s... Read more of this article

Fire Service Extinguish Rosemont Avenue Fire

Fire Service Extinguish Rosemont Avenue Fire

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire at a property on Rosemont Avenue near Pitts Bay Road this morning [May 20]. Multiple fire service vehicles attended the scene and some fire service personnel could be seen wearing breathing apparatus. Bernews understands a fire was extinguished in an apartment on the property. Further... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday May 20th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday May 20th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Over 100 people graduating from the Bermuda College; Flora Duffy winning the USSA April Athlete of the Month; students raising money for the Bermuda Zoological Society; and Tiara Derosa, Shaquille Dill and Dage Minors earning NCAA Division All Region honours in the United States were all some of the positive news stories from the past week.In additional... Read more of this article

Video: Relay For Life Raises Over $339,000

Video: Relay For Life Raises Over $339,000

This year’s Relay For Life For Bermuda event which was held at the National Sports Centre has raised over $339,000 so far, organizers announced at the event’s closing ceremony this evening [May 19]. The team based fundraising event helps to raise awareness and funds to support cancer programmes in Bermuda. During the 24 hours, team members... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BEDC ‘Vend 2 Win’ Market

Photos & Video: BEDC ‘Vend 2 Win’ Market

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] hosted their first Vend 2 Win Competition and Market this afternoon [May 19] with over 30 local vendors showcasing their wares at the BAA Gymnasium. Live video replay belowOrganiser Ondreyah Rochester, BEDC’s Junior Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise [MSME] Officer, previously said she was “overwhelmed”... Read more of this article

Photos: Relay For Life For Bermuda Fundraiser

Photos: Relay For Life For Bermuda Fundraiser

The Relay For Life For Bermuda event got underway at the National Sports Centre last evening [May 18], with the team based fundraising event helping to raise awareness and funds to support cancer prevention and detection and to improve access to treatment with the local establishment of radiation therapy in Bermuda. During the 24 hours, team members... Read more of this article

X20 Adventures Waterpark To Reopen On May 25

X20 Adventures Waterpark To Reopen On May 25

The X20 Adventures Waterpark in the west end will be officially re-opening this Friday [May 25] and have made some changes for “round two” saying they are back “better than ever.” “We couldn’t possibly be more excited! While last year was our first year in operation, it was spent ironing out a lot of kinks when bringing... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw three men arrested following two altercations on Front Street, the Relay For Life event raise over $339,000, the BEDC Vend 2 Win Market, the National Swimming Championships, the BFRS extinguish a fire in Pembroke, and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Man... Read more of this article

Video: Nova Mas Kiddie Carnival Costumes

Video: Nova Mas Kiddie Carnival Costumes

Leading up to the upcoming Bermuda Heroes Weekend next month, the Bermuda Kiddie Carnival will be held on Sunday, June 3rd. People’s on Church Street and Victoria Street today [May 20] showcased some costumes available for Bermuda Kiddie Carnival from Nova Mas International that include the Lil’ L’Mara, Lil’ Zazu or Lil’ Soleil sections.... Read more of this article

Photos, Video & Results: Powerboat Racing

Photos, Video & Results: Powerboat Racing

[Updated] The 2018 Bermuda Powerboat Association [BPBA] season got underway this afternoon [May 20] at Spanish Point Boat Club [SPBC] with the race course spanning the waters of the Great Sound. Seven boats from different classes took part in this season opener and spectators watched from both sea and land with pleasure boats about the course and spectators... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Registration Opens: Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon

Registration Opens: Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon

Registration is now open for the 30th Annual Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon, which is Saturday, 23 June at Clearwater Beach in St. David’s. Kids aged 3 – 15 have the opportunity to swim, bike and run and a chance to win a $3,000 Iron Kids account. Kids competing in the 11-15 category can compete to win up to $1,000 in an Iron Kids account. There will... Read more of this article

Cricket: Central County Cup Results

Cricket: Central County Cup Results

Tuff Dogs win by 3 wickets and become the first non-league team to have a hand on the Central County Cup after defeating the defending champions Western Stars. Tuff Dogs Win By 3 Wickets : Western Stars 226/9 Tuff Dogs 232/7 Tuff Dogs have become the first non-league team to have a hand on the Central County Cup after defeating the defending champions... Read more of this article

Bermuda Cricket Premier, First Division Results

Bermuda Cricket Premier, First Division Results

Bailey’s Bay, St. David’s Cricket Club, St. George’s Cricket Club, Somerset Bridge, and Warwick Workman’s Club all recorded victories in this weekend’s Premier and First Division cricket action. Premier Division Bailey’s Bay Win By 93 runs: Bailey’s Bay 157 Western Stars 64 Western Stars won the toss and elected to send Bailey’s... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Students Graduate From New England Tech

Students Graduate From New England Tech

The Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain, today [May 21] offered congratulations to the Bermudian students who recently graduated from the New England Institute of Technology [NEIT]. The Department provides funds for students in the amount of $10,000.00 per year. In addition, students attending NEIT receive an additional $7000.00... Read more of this article

BFIS Bermuda Intern Programme Gets Underway

BFIS Bermuda Intern Programme Gets Underway

The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme, now in its 17th year, commenced this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks [May 21 – June 8] learning about how the Bermuda insurance industry works, the myriad of careers and the different areas of insurance. The students will be visiting 30 insurance, reinsurance... Read more of this article

Guy Carpenter Promotes Jenni Rowntree Estis

Guy Carpenter Promotes Jenni Rowntree Estis

Guy Carpenter has announced that Bermudian Jenni Rowntree Estis has been promoted to the role of Head of Operations, Senior Vice President, Broking. A spokesperson said, “Guy Carpenter is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [MMC], a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Masterworks Representatives Get ‘Royal Invite’

Masterworks Representatives Get ‘Royal Invite’

With Royal Wedding fever taking over this past weekend, representatives from the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art will get a slice of the excitement when they attend the 70th birthday celebrations for Prince Charles this Tuesday, May 22, at a Garden Reception on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, and possibly catch a glimpse of the newly married couple... Read more of this article

Video: Nova Mas Kiddie Carnival Costumes

Video: Nova Mas Kiddie Carnival Costumes

Leading up to the upcoming Bermuda Heroes Weekend next month, the Bermuda Kiddie Carnival will be held on Sunday, June 3rd. People’s on Church Street and Victoria Street today [May 20] showcased some costumes available for Bermuda Kiddie Carnival from Nova Mas International that include the Lil’ L’Mara, Lil’ Zazu or Lil’ Soleil sections.... Read more of this article

X20 Adventures Waterpark To Reopen On May 25

X20 Adventures Waterpark To Reopen On May 25

The X20 Adventures Waterpark in the west end will be officially re-opening this Friday [May 25] and have made some changes for “round two” saying they are back “better than ever.” “We couldn’t possibly be more excited! While last year was our first year in operation, it was spent ironing out a lot of kinks when bringing... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released a video highlighting the successful rehabilitation of a sea turtle named ‘Bridget’, with the video also providing tips on how to help if you find an injured turtle.BTA Director of Public & Stakeholder Glenn Jones said “At the Bermuda Tourism Authority we are constantly contemplating the... Read more of this article

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

East Carolina University archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] said that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400–year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship. The wooden sailing ship, described by the fifth Bermuda Governor Nathaniel Butler as... Read more of this article

Photos: MSA Students Raise Money For BZS

Photos: MSA Students Raise Money For BZS

In March of this year, the students of the two Mount Saint Agnes’ grade 3 classes held their “Toad-ally Terrific tag sale”, which was a fundraising event to support the Amphibian Project that is supported by the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS]. After the two-day event, the students were able to raise over $1,300 for the Amphibian Project. The... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Cruise Visitor Admits Possessing Ammo

Court: Cruise Visitor Admits Possessing Ammo

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 21], a 20-year-old visitor from the United States was fined after pleading guilty to possessing a bullet. James Lathan from Virginia was visiting the island on a cruise ship when a bullet was found in his backpack during a security check, with Mr Lathan telling the Court today he was “unaware” it... Read more of this article

‘Policing In And Around The City Of Hamilton’

‘Policing In And Around The City Of Hamilton’

Police representatives meet regularly with Corporation of Hamilton officials, and last Wednesday, a meeting was held to “address key concerns as it relates to policing in and around the City of Hamilton,” the police said today. This statement follows after multiple incidents in Hamilton over the past few days, including a gunshot being fired... Read more of this article

Man Arrested After Altercation On Front Street

Man Arrested After Altercation On Front Street

One man has been arrested following an altercation on Front Street early this morning [May 20], the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:20am Sunday, May 20th police officers responded to a reported altercation on Front Street in the City of Hamilton. “It appears that at least two people were involved in a scuffle... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Students Graduate From New England Tech

Students Graduate From New England Tech

The Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain, today [May 21] offered congratulations to the Bermudian students who recently graduated from the New England Institute of Technology [NEIT]. The Department provides funds for students in the amount of $10,000.00 per year. In addition, students attending NEIT receive an additional $7000.00 from the school.... Read more of this article

Minister: Island Can Be Home & Future Of Fintech

Minister: Island Can Be Home & Future Of Fintech

“Based upon the feedback, and outcomes from Consensus 2018, we can confidently stake our claim as the jurisdictional home and future of fintech,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly today [May 18] Minister Caines was providing an overview on the Bermuda delegation’s recent experience at the Consensus 2018 Conference, which... Read more of this article

Bermuda Signs MOU With Shyft Network

Bermuda Signs MOU With Shyft Network

Bermuda continued to attract international attention in New York today [May 15], as Premier David Burt announced a $10-million partnership with blockchain network Shyft and addressed more than 100 lawyers at a top global firm. A Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] spokesperson said, “It was Day Two of attendance by a 20-strong Bermuda delegation at Consensus... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

53-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured In ‘Hit & Run’

53-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured In ‘Hit & Run’

A 53-year-old male pedestrian is in stable condition after hit and run collision this morning [May 21] in Hamilton. A police spokesperson said, “Approximately 1am Monday, May 21st police and fellow first responders attended a reported collision on Parliament Street in the City of Hamilton, near the junction with Church Street. “It appears that a... Read more of this article

Fire Service Extinguish Rosemont Avenue Fire

Fire Service Extinguish Rosemont Avenue Fire

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire at a property on Rosemont Avenue near Pitts Bay Road this morning [May 20]. Multiple fire service vehicles attended the scene and some fire service personnel could be seen wearing breathing apparatus. Bernews understands a fire was extinguished in an apartment on the property. Further... Read more of this article

BFRS: ‘Explosion’ In Warwick, No One Injured

BFRS: ‘Explosion’ In Warwick, No One Injured

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded in Warwick this afternoon [May 17] following a report of explosion. The BFRS said, “At 12:02pm today [May 17th] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of an explosion that took place on Marl Lane in Warwick. “We responded with one vehicle and four personnel and on our... Read more of this article