Minister Tinee Furbert Attends UNDP Meeting

Minister Tinee Furbert Attends UNDP Meeting

Minister Tinee Furbert recently attended the virtual Fourth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.The United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] invited the Minister to observe the discussion between Presiding Officers, Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic... Read more of this article

Minister: 2,932 People Have Been Vaccinated

Minister: 2,932 People Have Been Vaccinated

“We have completed the second full week of vaccinations and for the period through to 23 January 2021, Bermuda has vaccinated a total of 2,932 persons,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, adding that so far 10,691 people have registered their interest in getting vaccinated. Chart #1 extracted from the video of last night’s press... Read more of this article

Tourism Board Announces ‘Global CEO Search’

Tourism Board Announces ‘Global CEO Search’

A “global CEO search will be launched,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority Board announced, adding that the “aim is secure the services of an individual best suited to advance the core goals of the National Tourism Plan and to see us beyond pandemic recovery.” Glenn Jones has been serving as Interim CEO since March 2020 after the... Read more of this article

Bowring Marsh Bermuda Appoint Deshay Caines

Bowring Marsh Bermuda Appoint Deshay Caines

Bowring Marsh [Bermuda] Ltd announced that Deshay Caines has joined as a Vice President with responsibility for Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact strategy. A spokesperson said, “Bowring Marsh [Bermuda] Ltd, the international placement specialist of Marsh, announced today that Deshay Caines has joined as a Vice President with responsibility... Read more of this article

Video: Jan 27th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Jan 27th Bernews Morning Newsflash

BWS issue Storm Warning for Thursday, residents urged to prepare for high winds, BELCO preparing to address any possible outages, more vaccines scheduled to arrive on Thursday, BNV with BWS Director Dr Mark Guishard, new pharmacy opens on Front Street, BHB to allow more visitors, Ojeda Smith joins Wakefield Quin law firm, Bowring Marsh Bermuda... Read more of this article

BTA Promotes Tracy Berkeley To New CAO Role

BTA Promotes Tracy Berkeley To New CAO Role

The Bermuda Tourism Authority promoted Tracy Berkeley to the newly created senior leadership post of Chief Administration Officer. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] welcomes the appointment of Tracy Berkeley, to a newly created senior leadership post, Chief Administration Officer [CAO]. Berkeley joined the BTA one year... Read more of this article

BHB: More Visitors Allowed From Wednesday

BHB: More Visitors Allowed From Wednesday

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] announced that “given the return to a lower prevalence of Covid-19 in Bermuda, it will allow more visitation from Wednesday 27 January 2021 for acute care and long term care patients.” “Key changes include two visitors allowed at any one time for acute care patients in the ACW, one visitor at any time... Read more of this article


BTA Appoint New Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

BTA Appoint New Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has appointed Douglas Trueblood as the new BTA’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority announced Douglas Trueblood today as the organisation’s next Chief Sales and Marketing Officer [CSMO], filling a key post left vacant November 30, 2020. “Trueblood,... Read more of this article

Govt Advisory: ‘Private Vehicles Used For Hire’

Govt Advisory: ‘Private Vehicles Used For Hire’

The Ministry of Transport advised that “private vehicles used for hire are unregulated, and as such, have the potential to put riders at risk” and also noted that “under section 26 [1] of the Motor Car Act 1951, the use of private vehicles for hire or reward is illegal.” A Government spokesperson said, “For the safety and... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Jan 26 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Jan 26 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: 2 New Positive Covid-19, 30 Active

Video: 2 New Positive Covid-19, 30 Active

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference this evening [Jan 26] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, our continuous live updates on Covid-19 are here, and the live video is below. Update: The Minister confirmed that there were two new positives, both imported, and said... Read more of this article

More Vaccines Scheduled To Arrive On Thursday

More Vaccines Scheduled To Arrive On Thursday

19,500 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are scheduled to arrive on the British Airways flight this Thursday [Jan 28], the Governor has said. Government House posted online saying, “Following the announcement that the UK Government would make available to Bermuda a further 29,250 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and ancillary equipment, Her Excellency... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Increased 5.9% In September

Retail Sales Increased 5.9% In September

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation – measured at 0.7%  in September – the overall volume of retail sales increased 5.9% when compared to September 2019, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Minister for the Cabinet Office the Hon. Wayne Furbert, JP, MP released... Read more of this article

BELCO Preparing, Positioning Teams/Supplies

BELCO Preparing, Positioning Teams/Supplies

With severe weather expected to impact the island on Thursday [Jan 28], BELCO advised they have activated our Crisis Management Team and are preparing, which includes positioning supplies and teams in advance to address any outages that may occur. The Bermuda Weather Service has issued both a ‘Gale Warning’ and ‘Storm Warning’... Read more of this article

Ojeda Smith Joins Wakefield Quin Law Firm

Ojeda Smith Joins Wakefield Quin Law Firm

Wakefield Quin announced that Ojeda Smith has joined the firm as a pupil, working across all of the firm’s practice groups with an emphasis on corporate law. Ms. Smith previously worked at the firm in 2018 and 2019 as a summer student and is a two-time recipient of Wakefield Quin’s legal scholarship award. Erik Gotfredsen, director and CEO of... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Jan 27th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Jan 27th Bernews Morning Newsflash

BWS issue Storm Warning for Thursday, residents urged to prepare for high winds, BELCO preparing to address any possible outages, more vaccines scheduled to arrive on Thursday, BNV with BWS Director Dr Mark Guishard, new pharmacy opens on Front Street, BHB to allow more visitors, Ojeda Smith joins Wakefield Quin law firm, Bowring Marsh Bermuda... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Jan 26 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Jan 26 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: 2 New Positive Covid-19, 30 Active

Video: 2 New Positive Covid-19, 30 Active

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference this evening [Jan 26] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, our continuous live updates on Covid-19 are here, and the live video is below. Update: The Minister confirmed that there were two new positives, both imported, and said... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Golf: Daniel Augustus Competes In Florida

Golf: Daniel Augustus Competes In Florida

Daniel Augustus was recently back in action competing in the Panther Lake Challenge on the Florida Elite Golf Tour at the Orange County National Golf Club. In the first round, August shot a 1-under par 71, starting the second round seven strokes behind first round leader Joshua Gibson, who shot an opening round 8-under par 64. Augustus’ round consisted... Read more of this article

Swimming: Madelyn Moore Wins Freestyle Races

Swimming: Madelyn Moore Wins Freestyle Races

Madelyn Moore and her Northern Colorado Swimming and Diving teammates continued their impressive start to 2021, with the Bermudian swimmer winning the 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard freestyle and also helped her relay team to claim victory. The school’s report said, “You couldn’t have scripted senior day any better for the Northern Colorado... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race Webinars To Be Held

Newport Bermuda Race Webinars To Be Held

The Newport Bermuda Race organisers will be hosting a series of free webinars starting on February 9th. A spokesperson said, “If the legendary Bermuda Race is on your bucket list, a new series of free webinars by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee, sponsored by Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum, will whet your appetite and give you... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Tourism Board Announces ‘Global CEO Search’

Tourism Board Announces ‘Global CEO Search’

A “global CEO search will be launched,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority Board announced, adding that the “aim is secure the services of an individual best suited to advance the core goals of the National Tourism Plan and to see us beyond pandemic recovery.” Glenn Jones has been serving as Interim CEO since March 2020 after the... Read more of this article

Bowring Marsh Bermuda Appoint Deshay Caines

Bowring Marsh Bermuda Appoint Deshay Caines

Bowring Marsh [Bermuda] Ltd announced that Deshay Caines has joined as a Vice President with responsibility for Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact strategy. A spokesperson said, “Bowring Marsh [Bermuda] Ltd, the international placement specialist of Marsh, announced today that Deshay Caines has joined as a Vice President with responsibility... Read more of this article

Everest Re Preliminary Q4 & Full Year Results

Everest Re Preliminary Q4 & Full Year Results

Everest Re Group announced preliminary financial results in advance of its full quarterly and full year earnings to be released on February 8, 2021. A spokesperson said, “Inclusive of the items noted below, Everest expects to report full year 2020 net income of $475-$525 million and operating income of $275-$325 million. “Everest is estimating... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Arts Centre To Host “For The Love Of Art” Show

Arts Centre To Host “For The Love Of Art” Show

The Bermuda Arts Centre will be hosting their next show entitled ‘For the Love of Art’ from Sunday, January 31st through Sunday February 7th, with everything in the show at 50% off for one week. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Arts Centre will be holding their next show “For the Love of Art” which is a Members’... Read more of this article

Restaurant Weeks Review: Island Brasserie

Restaurant Weeks Review: Island Brasserie

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] My second stop for Restaurant Weeks was Island Brasserie at Rosewood Bermuda. I always make a stop here for RW because I’m guaranteed to have a delicious dinner. Chef Gerry Adam’s explained to me that the menu included special Bermudian ingredients such as goat cheese from James Tucker, fresh fish from Tiko Inghram... Read more of this article

Daren Herbert & Bermuda Flag On TV Show

Daren Herbert & Bermuda Flag On TV Show

Bermudian actor Daren A. Herbert recently starred in an episode of Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience, playing the role of Kwami and giving his native Bermuda a nod on screen. The actor’s role places him in an office at times, where a Bermuda flag is featured prominently in the background, making for a unique island link on the Canadian show. Short... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Berry Appointed As New KBB Executive Director

Berry Appointed As New KBB Executive Director

The Board of Directors has appointed Katie Cooper Berry as the new Executive Director to take the reins at Keep Bermuda Beautiful. A spokesperson said, “The Board of Directors has appointed Katie Cooper Berry as the new Executive Director to take the reins at Keep Bermuda Beautiful. Ms. Berry beat out more than three dozen applicants to win the lead... Read more of this article

Photos: Parish Pride Project’s First Weekend

Photos: Parish Pride Project’s First Weekend

The first weekend of the Parish Pride Project in Devonshire was “highly successful” MP Chris Famous said, with approximately twenty volunteers participating in the event. Mr Famous, the MP Constituency 11 Devonshire East, said, “Parish Pride Project’s first weekend of activity to begin scraping the old paint and removing loose... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

In the first of a series featuring ‘BTA Harvest Heroes’ for the 2021 Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority highlighted Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping. The BTA said, “Today we’re spotlighting Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping Ltd. He’s helping to restore our bee population while producing... Read more of this article

CRIME

Bermuda Police Services On Stolen Vehicles

Bermuda Police Services On Stolen Vehicles

Noting there have been “several reports of cars being stolen,” the police provided tips to help prevent vehicle theft. A police spokesperson said, “In recent weeks, there have been several reports of cars being stolen from locations across the island. Prevention and deterrence are the best advice for all motor vehicle owners to adhere... Read more of this article

Two Men Arrested And Replica Firearm Seized

Two Men Arrested And Replica Firearm Seized

Two men –  aged 49 and 45 — were arrested this afternoon [Jan 24] and a replica firearm was seized. A police spokesperson said, “A replica firearm was seized and two males, aged forty-nine and forty-five years old arrested, after police received reports of two males wearing dark clothing and masks on a motorcycle near Cavendish Car... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Arrested After Two Collisions

18-Year-Old Arrested After Two Collisions

An 18-year-old man was arrested on “suspicion of driving whilst impaired as well for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, after being involved in two separate road traffic collisions” on Tuesday. A police spokesperson said, “The first incident took place on Mullet Bay Road just west of Wellington Lane in St. George. A... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Alleged Trump Cruise Promo Twitter Suspended

Alleged Trump Cruise Promo Twitter Suspended

A Twitter account that was connected with a purported Trump victory cruise to Bermuda has been suspended, with the account previously embedded on the website promoting the alleged cruise to Bermuda. While there is no confirmed reason as to why the account was suspended, the account was sharing conspiracy theories related to the U.S. election, and Twitter has publicly said... Read more of this article

TLC To Host Webinars During Data Privacy Week

TLC To Host Webinars During Data Privacy Week

The TLC Group of Companies will host a series of free online events throughout Data Privacy Week from January 25 – 29, 2021. A spokesperson said, “As Bermuda gets ready to enact the Personal Information Privacy Act [PIPA] and cyber crimes continue to rise, data privacy is becoming more of a focus in every day life for both individuals and businesses. The TLC Group... Read more of this article

Early-Stage InsurTech Competition To Be Held

Early-Stage InsurTech Competition To Be Held

InsurTech NY and the Bermuda Business Development Agency will be hosting the 2021 InsurTech Early-Stage Competition, a competition that “attracts up to 100 promising startups from around the world with an opportunity to showcase their business and market potential to early-stage investors and insurance leaders.” A spokesperson said, “InsurTech NY, a global... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Three Vehicle Traffic Collision On Middle Road

Three Vehicle Traffic Collision On Middle Road

A three vehicle collision — involving a bus, car and motorcycle — occurred in the west end this evening [Jan 25] with firefighters ‘using lifting bags’ lifting the bus to free the motorcycle rider who was trapped under the bus. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 6:23pm on Monday January 25th, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service... Read more of this article

Firefighters Recognized For 10 Years Of Service

Firefighters Recognized For 10 Years Of Service

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] is honouring six firefighters for their 10 years of service. A BFRS spokesperson said, “A career in emergency services requires compassion and self-sacrifice. It can be extremely demanding, which is why we have to honor those who have reached significant milestones. “It’s incredibly valuable... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Arrested After Two Collisions

18-Year-Old Arrested After Two Collisions

An 18-year-old man was arrested on “suspicion of driving whilst impaired as well for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, after being involved in two separate road traffic collisions” on Tuesday. A police spokesperson said, “The first incident took place on Mullet Bay Road just west of Wellington Lane in St. George. A... Read more of this article