Causeway: East Bound Traffic Lane Closure

Causeway: East Bound Traffic Lane Closure

On Sunday [Oct 2] the Ministry of Public Works plans to close the east bound Bridge traffic lane on The Causeway starting at 7.30am. “This Lane closure will continue until 2pm and afterwards the Bridge will be open to traffic,” the Ministry said. “The bridge lane that is open to traffic will be under traffic management control devices.... Read more of this article

August 2016 Visitor Arrivals Increase To 94,555

August 2016 Visitor Arrivals Increase To 94,555

Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury presented the August 2016 visitor arrival statistics at a Chamber of Commerce Stakeholder round-table on Friday, with the statistics showing that the total number of leisure visitors in August 2016 increased to 94,555 – compared to 80,267 in August 2014 and 87,646 in August 2015.The BTA said the key... Read more of this article

Photos: Spirit Of Bermuda Anniversary Event

Photos: Spirit Of Bermuda Anniversary Event

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation held a free Community Spirit event on Friday evening [Sept 30] at Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Spirit of Bermuda’s arrival. In addition to the flotilla arrival and tours of the Spirit of Bermuda, the event was scheduled to include entertainment from The Simons Brothers,... Read more of this article

Events To Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Events To Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, are “In It to End It’ as they reach their 20th anniversary of their BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Under the patronage of Mrs. Pamela Dunkley, their campaign this month is to educate the community and raise awareness of the importance of screening and early detection in the hope of reducing... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Sept 30

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Sept 30

Coverage of today’s session of the Commision of Inquiry public hearing and comments from St George’s North MP Kenneth Bascome about a police station in St George’s are some of the stories covered in ZBM’s newscast this evening.With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing... Read more of this article

‘Shipping And Maritime Authority’ To Commence

‘Shipping And Maritime Authority’ To Commence

The Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities today advised the public that the Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority will commence its statutory functions on 1st October 2016. “This follows recommendations by the Spending and Government Efficiency [SAGE] Commission in October 2013 that the Department of Maritime Administration should... Read more of this article

Video & Photos: Swizzle Inn Oktoberfest Launch

Video & Photos: Swizzle Inn Oktoberfest Launch

Oktoberfest at the Swizzle Inn Baileys Bay is in it’s fourth year and has become one of the biggest events of the year at Bermuda’s oldest pub. Swizzle Ltd. President Jay Correia said, “The emphasis on this event besides having fun is being as authentic as we can. With that in mind we offer real German Oktoberfest draft beer imported especially... Read more of this article

3 Hours Of Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

3 Hours Of Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

[Updated] The Commission of Inquiry Public Hearings continue today [Sept 30] at St. Theresa’s Church Hall on Laffan Street in Hamilton. The Commission — which has been charged with investigating the findings of the Auditor General’s report — is chaired by former Bermuda Court of Appeal judge Sir Anthony Evans, and the members include... Read more of this article

Premier Amends Upcoming UK Travel Plans

Premier Amends Upcoming UK Travel Plans

The Cabinet Office advised today [Sept 30] that the Premier Michael Dunkley, will not be travelling to the United Kingdom for the upcoming Conservative Party Conference which is taking place October 2 – 6. “The Premier was scheduled to travel this weekend to the Conservative Party Conference as a productive networking opportunity and to... Read more of this article

12ft Boat Located After Being Stolen From Dock

12ft Boat Located After Being Stolen From Dock

Contractors working on the Niobe Corinthian discovered a 12ft vessel that was “apparently abandoned,” and investigations to trace the owner revealed that the boat had recently been stolen from a dock in Ferry Reach. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Contractors working on the Niobe Corinthian discovered a 12ft... Read more of this article

Column: Airport Is A ‘Bad Deal For Bermuda’

Column: Airport Is A ‘Bad Deal For Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Finance Minister David Burt] “Mr. Speaker, there is no doubt that the biggest threat to the future prospects of the way of life we enjoy in Bermuda today is the problem of the Government deficit and public debt.” Bob Richards – 2016 Budget Statement Minister Bob Richards is on record stating that the biggest issue... Read more of this article

Airport: ‘Solution That Accomplishes Our Aims’

Airport: ‘Solution That Accomplishes Our Aims’

“The negotiating parties are near an agreement to provide Bermuda what it needs to bring our airport facility into the 21st century, without compromising the Government’s ability to meet its other responsibilities to the people of Bermuda,” the Ministry of Finance said, adding that “in the absence of any viable alternative, we need... Read more of this article

August Tourism Figures Show Increased Arrivals

August Tourism Figures Show Increased Arrivals

The Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy released some figures from the ‘Tourism Measures August 2016 Report’ — which is produced by the Bermuda Tourism Authority — with the Minister saying he is “extremely impressed with and encouraged by these August results.” “The report showed that... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To Fire Involving Three Vehicles

BFRS Respond To Fire Involving Three Vehicles

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a vehicle fire in the Loughland housing complex in Paget last night [Sept 29], with one car and two bikes found “smoldering from the affects of the fire.” Fire Service spokesperson, Staff Officer Delton White, said, “At approximately 9:49pm on Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Bermuda Fire... Read more of this article

Consumer Price Index: Inflation Rose 0.8%

Consumer Price Index: Inflation Rose 0.8%

Consumers paid 1.6% more in July 2016 than they did a year ago for the basket of goods and services included in the Consumer Price Index [CPI]. The level of inflation rose 0.8 percentage points from the 0.8% measured in June 2016. The Consumer Price Index report said, “Between June 2016 and July 2016, the average cost of goods and services in the... Read more of this article

BHS Officially Launch Early Years Programme

BHS Officially Launch Early Years Programme

The Bermuda High School [BHS] officially launched its Early Years Programme [EYP], with Premier Michael Dunkley, Minister of Education Wayne Scott and Shadow Minister of Education Lovita Foggo in attendance for the ribbon cutting. Staff, Students, and Trustees also attended the Opening in front of Curling Cottage, which was completely renovated to provide... Read more of this article

Canadian Universities & Colleges Visiting Island

Canadian Universities & Colleges Visiting Island

Eight universities and colleges from Atlantic Canada are visiting Bermuda next week in order to meet prospective students and to “support the strong relationships they’ve built on the island.” This visit builds on the success of previous visits and events that have attracted Bermudian students to institutions throughout the Atlantic Canada... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Sept 30

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Sept 30

Coverage of today’s session of the Commision of Inquiry public hearing and comments from St George’s North MP Kenneth Bascome about a police station in St George’s are some of the stories covered in ZBM’s newscast this evening.With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing... Read more of this article

Video & Photos: Swizzle Inn Oktoberfest Launch

Video & Photos: Swizzle Inn Oktoberfest Launch

Oktoberfest at the Swizzle Inn Baileys Bay is in it’s fourth year and has become one of the biggest events of the year at Bermuda’s oldest pub. Swizzle Ltd. President Jay Correia said, “The emphasis on this event besides having fun is being as authentic as we can. With that in mind we offer real German Oktoberfest draft beer imported especially... Read more of this article

3 Hours Of Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

3 Hours Of Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

[Updated] The Commission of Inquiry Public Hearings continue today [Sept 30] at St. Theresa’s Church Hall on Laffan Street in Hamilton. The Commission — which has been charged with investigating the findings of the Auditor General’s report — is chaired by former Bermuda Court of Appeal judge Sir Anthony Evans, and the members include... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Tennis: Entries Being Accepted For Clay Court

Tennis: Entries Being Accepted For Clay Court

Coral Beach & Tennis Club has announced that local entry forms are now being accepted for the 2016 Bermuda National Clay Court Championships. The tournament, sponsored by Moët & Chandon, has been sanctioned by the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association [BLTA] and recognized by the United States Tennis Association [USTA], making players eligible for... Read more of this article

Club In Miami Appoint Lisa Blackburn As Coach

Club In Miami Appoint Lisa Blackburn As Coach

Bermuda’s Lisa Blackburn has joined the Gulliver Swim Club in Miami, Florida as a Senior Assistant Coach. The Club’s website said, “Lisa joins Gulliver from the South Florida Aquatic Club, where she was a professional swimmer.” “Prior to moving to South Florida, Lisa coached and held the position of Junior Group Coach... Read more of this article

Latest Commercial Bowling League Results

Latest Commercial Bowling League Results

In Commercial Bowling League action at the Warwick Lanes it saw Sweet Life defeat We Do It Big 4 – 0, the Sunset defeated the Spinners 3 – 1, while the Braves defeated Live Wires 3 – 1. Ten Pin Mafia defeated the BPS Blue Lanterns 3 – 1, while the matches between Cool Runnings & B.T.C. and Double Trouble & the Super Stars... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Assured Guaranty To Acquire MBIA UK Insurance

Assured Guaranty To Acquire MBIA UK Insurance

Bermuda-based Assured Guaranty Ltd. [together with its subsidiaries, Assured Guaranty], announced that its subsidiary Assured Guaranty Corp. [AGC] has entered into an agreement to acquire MBIA UK Insurance Limited [MBIA UK], the European operating subsidiary of MBIA Insurance Corporation [together with its subsidiaries, MBIA]. The parties expect the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 30 2016

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 30 2016

September 30 saw 6,403 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $133,624.00 BD. 5,403 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing up 1.1% at $24.00 per share, while another 1,000 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing down 1.2% at $4.00 per share. The BSX finished at 1,564.72, up 0.66% on the day.... Read more of this article

Warwick Academy Winner In “Fuelling 4 A Cause”

Warwick Academy Winner In “Fuelling 4 A Cause”

Warwick Academy is “thrilled” to have been selected as a winner in the Rubis “Fuelling 4 a Cause” photo competition. A school spokesperson said, “They will receive $1,000 and have the chance to turn it into more funds. Anyone who buys gas at any of the Rubis stations between now and November 9 will receive a code and website to... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Video & Photos: Swizzle Inn Oktoberfest Launch

Video & Photos: Swizzle Inn Oktoberfest Launch

Oktoberfest at the Swizzle Inn Baileys Bay is in it’s fourth year and has become one of the biggest events of the year at Bermuda’s oldest pub. Swizzle Ltd. President Jay Correia said, “The emphasis on this event besides having fun is being as authentic as we can. With that in mind we offer real German Oktoberfest draft beer imported especially... Read more of this article

Princess Beach Club Celebrates Oktoberfest

Princess Beach Club Celebrates Oktoberfest

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has announced that, in celebration of Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, Princess Beach Club will host a themed buffet today [Sept 29] and tomorrow [Sept 30] from 6.30pm until 10.00pm. The Oktoberfest dinner buffet is $75 plus gratuities and will feature typical Bavarian specialties like Bavarian Beef... Read more of this article

Beau Rivage Dinner To Pair Perfumes & Cuisine

Beau Rivage Dinner To Pair Perfumes & Cuisine

The public is being invited to “witness the artistic and sensorial collaboration of Master Perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone and Master Chef Jean-Claude Garzia” with a Pairing Dinner at Beau Rivage Restaurant on Saturday, October 15. A spokesperson said, “For the first time in Bermuda, two renowned local talents will be offering... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Sargasso: Bahamas Signs Hamilton Declaration

Sargasso: Bahamas Signs Hamilton Declaration

The Bahamas is the newest signatory of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea. Frederick A. Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of The Bahamas signed the Hamilton Declaration at The Bahamas Mission to the United Nations in New York City. Minister of the Environment Cole Simons said, “I... Read more of this article

Turtle Tracked Traveling: Bermuda To Bahamas

Turtle Tracked Traveling: Bermuda To Bahamas

A juvenile green sea turtle caught in Somerset Long Bay has made a successful trip to the Bahamas, with the Bermuda Turtle Project tracking the turtle over the course of its month-long journey spanning nearly 1,000 miles. Hardy was caught in Somerset Long Bay by the Bermuda Turtle Project. He measured 67.1 cm straight carapace [shell] length and was... Read more of this article

BEST Group Launch New Website & Logo Design

BEST Group Launch New Website & Logo Design

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] announced the official launch of their new website and new logo. “We are delighted to invite the community to visit the new website, www.best.org.bm, to access information, resources and progress on the latest issues affecting the physical environment, primarily, but also the social and... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: 76-Yr-Old’s Mental Health To Be Assessed

Court: 76-Yr-Old’s Mental Health To Be Assessed

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 76-year-old man accused the Government of mistreating him and also requested to be paid $35 million as compensation for a car he said the police had confiscated. Abdullah Furqan had appeared during the session of Plea Court the day before, during which he had raised his voice and alleged that the Magistrate was not... Read more of this article

Man Arrested In Connection With Burglary

Man Arrested In Connection With Burglary

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a burglary after police responded to the crime in progress at a residence in Sandys, with the suspect “attempting to exit the residence through a window” while “brandishing a bladed article.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:05am on Wednesday 28th September 2016,... Read more of this article

Three Males Arrested After Motorcycle Stolen

Three Males Arrested After Motorcycle Stolen

Three males have been arrested following a male being robbed of his motorcycle this morning in Devonshire. A police spokesperson said, “At 8:05pm on Wednesday, September 28, Police officers responded to a robbery report on Devon Spring Rd/Hermitage Rd, Devonshire where a male was robbed of his motorcycle. “Subsequent enquiries lead to the... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft To Host Bermuda Empowered Forum

Microsoft To Host Bermuda Empowered Forum

Technology giant Microsoft will host “CXO Forum: Bermuda Empowered” on Thursday, September 29 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, representing the Bermuda leg of a regional tour by the company. Microsoft will be bringing in three international speakers and has scheduled local tech leaders to also make presentations addressing transformation opportunities... Read more of this article

BEST Group Launch New Website & Logo Design

BEST Group Launch New Website & Logo Design

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] announced the official launch of their new website and new logo. “We are delighted to invite the community to visit the new website, www.best.org.bm, to access information, resources and progress on the latest issues affecting the physical environment, primarily, but also the social and economic environments... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup Virtual Wind Tunnel Testing

Video: America’s Cup Virtual Wind Tunnel Testing

How can a hightech catamaran be tested? How can engineers analyze the aerodynamical characteristics of such a boat? America’s Cup defending champions Oracle Team USA and their Technology Partner BMW know the answer: it’s CFD.“CFD means computational fluid dynamics, in simple terms: it’s a way to do virtual wind tunnel testings”, says Len... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BFRS Respond To Fire Involving Three Vehicles

BFRS Respond To Fire Involving Three Vehicles

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a vehicle fire in the Loughland housing complex in Paget last night [Sept 29], with one car and two bikes found “smoldering from the affects of the fire.” Fire Service spokesperson, Staff Officer Delton White, said, “At approximately 9:49pm on Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Bermuda Fire... Read more of this article

Oil Spill In Southampton Causing Traffic Delays

Oil Spill In Southampton Causing Traffic Delays

[Updated] An oil spill on Middle Road in Southampton this afternoon [Sept 27] is causing traffic delays, with traffic being diverted along the Railway Trail. At 4.00pm, a police spokesperson said, “Please be advised, there has been an oil spill on Middle Road in Southampton in the area of Whale Bay. “Traffic has been diverted along the... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Moved From ICU To General Ward

Motorcyclist Moved From ICU To General Ward

The 36-year-old Barbadian male motorcyclist who was injured in a collision three weeks ago has been transferred from the Intensive Care Unit to a general ward at the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. A police spokesperson said, “At last check 7:30am today [Tuesday, September 27th] the 36-year-old Barbadian male motorcyclist injured... Read more of this article


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