Video: Minister & Mothers On A Mission

Video: Minister & Mothers On A Mission

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines and the MOM Chairwomen held a press conference today [Oct 19] providing an introduction and an update on Mothers on a Mission [MOM]. Minister Caines said, “I am pleased today to introduce an initiative that is targeted at support, restoration and healing. This community is very familiar with the statistics... Read more of this article

Four People Remain In Hospital After Collisions

Four People Remain In Hospital After Collisions

Four people remain in hospital following two recent collisions, with three men hospitalized after a car collision on October 17th, while a male motorcyclist remains in hospital following a collision on October 14th. Three Injured Men Remain in Hospital After St. John’s Road Collision A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning... Read more of this article

Freedom Writer To Speak At BUT Conference

Freedom Writer To Speak At BUT Conference

One of the original Freedom Writers – a group of teenagers disillusioned after the LA riots in 1992 who went on to find hope through writing - is to be a keynote speaker at a major education conference which starts today [Thursday]. Manny Scott will speak at the Bermuda Union of Teachers’ 34th Annual Conference, at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium,... Read more of this article

Cornerstone Confirm ‘Person Has Been Removed’

Cornerstone Confirm ‘Person Has Been Removed’

The Cornerstone Bible Fellowship has stated that after an allegation of “abuse towards a minor surfaced” they “immediately reported it to the proper authorities,” and said the “person has been removed.” The Church said that the abuse was alleged to “have taken place before the formation of Cornerstone Bible... Read more of this article

Bermuda Born Star Says Weinstein Harassed Her

Bermuda Born Star Says Weinstein Harassed Her

Bermuda-born actress Lena Headey has become the latest Hollywood figure to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, with the Game of Thrones star taking to Twitter this week to share her story. Born in Bermuda in 1973 while her father John worked for the Bermuda Police, Ms Headey lived here as a child until her family returned to England. The first... Read more of this article

Chef Enworth Davis Paired With Riona Buckle

Chef Enworth Davis Paired With Riona Buckle

Executive Chef Enworth Davis, of Mid Ocean Club, will be working alongside culinary arts student Riona Buckle at the upcoming Plates of Passion  event run by Bermuda Hospitality Institute, which sees local Culinary Arts students paired up with some of the Island’s top chefs.Executive Chef Enworth Davis How long have you been a professional chef?... Read more of this article

U17 Football: Bermuda Defeat Jamaica 3-2

U17 Football: Bermuda Defeat Jamaica 3-2

Bermuda’s Under 17 Women’s National team made a very successful showing in their second CONCACAF Caribbean Under 17 Final Round match in Haiti, defeating Jamaica by a score of 3 – 2. Bermuda’s starting line-up was Za’khari Turner, Koa Goodchild, Delia Ebbin, Danni Watson, Zekiah Lewis, Trinae Edwards, Jadae Steede Hill, Adaia Gibbons,... Read more of this article


Video: October 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Cornerstone Bible Fellowship confirm “person has been removed,” Police confirm death of 63-year-old man, Bermuda defeat Jamaica in CONCACAF Caribbean U/17 match, Robertson’s Drug Store in St. George’s re-opens both floors, HRC Commissioner to join Immigration Reform Committee, and Minister Caines warns of the Key Reinstallation Attack... Read more of this article

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday

The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for Thursday morning [Oct 19] with eight bus runs cancelled so far today. Related StoriesMinistry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For... Read more of this article

Video Replay/Photos: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

Video Replay/Photos: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

[Updated with photos] The annual BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk — which serves to help raise funds for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre —- was held this evening [Oct 18], with the event getting underway at Barr’s Bay Park, beginning with a Health Fair and continuing with a warm-up and then the walk. The event is still underway... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Oct 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 18 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

Minister Meets With Applied Technical Students

Minister Meets With Applied Technical Students

Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain today [Oct 18], met with students in the Applied Technical Certificate Programme, a two-year study experience at the Bermuda College. Minister Rabain attend a special session entitled “Walk-in Wednesdays” for high school students and guest to hear presentations from students who are completing... Read more of this article

‘Only Permitted The Agents To Minimally Assist’

‘Only Permitted The Agents To Minimally Assist’

The Department of Immigration has confirmed they “only permitted the agents to minimally assist the local agents,” with the Department also noting that they were “only made aware of the agents’ pending arrival when they were in flight to Bermuda; no prior notice or guidance was sought.” This follows after a Virgin Atlantic... Read more of this article

BPS Deployed To Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour

BPS Deployed To Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour

Saying they are aware of concerns about large numbers of students congregating in Hamilton after school, the police said that “officers are deployed in an effort to reduce opportunities for anti-social behaviour to occur.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is aware of historical concerns stemming from large... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 63-Year-Old Man

Police Confirm Death Of 63-Year-Old Man

The police have confirmed the death of a 63-year-old man who was found in an “unresponsive state” at a Southampton residence, and said that “foul play is not suspected at this time.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:35pm Tuesday, October 17th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported sudden death at an... Read more of this article

Column: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Column: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

[Written by MP Tinee Furbert] As we acknowledge October as being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we must also recognize the many amazing people who have experienced the fight of breast cancer in their lifetime. We are also reminded of those who have lost their lives to the disease. Bermuda’s community organizations work very hard to raise breast cancer... Read more of this article

Cybersecurity Group Warns Of “KRACK”

Cybersecurity Group Warns Of “KRACK”

The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is warning the public of a “weakness in a security protocol that Wi-Fi devices rely on has put wireless-enabled devices at risk of attack.” A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Key Reinstallation Attack, or “KRACK” can allow an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to gain access to unencrypted... Read more of this article

HRC Commissioner To Join Reform Committee

HRC Commissioner To Join Reform Committee

“In the interest of collaboration on human rights and immigration issues in the long term, the Minister has invited a Commissioner of the HRC to join the Immigration Reform Committee and the HRC has accepted this invitation,” the Ministry and HRC said today. The joint statement said, “Following public statements issued last week by... Read more of this article

Photos: Robertson’s Store Reopens Both Floors

Photos: Robertson’s Store Reopens Both Floors

Following the fire in September that caused extensive damage – including the roof collapsing – at the Robertson’s Drug Store building in St. George’s, the business has now re-opened both floors to the public, with new ‘everyday’ and Christmas stock on the shelves. A Robertson’s spokesperson told Bernews that both floors... Read more of this article

Group Urge Govt To Withdraw ‘Unfortunate Bill’

Group Urge Govt To Withdraw ‘Unfortunate Bill’

The ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ group said they have “strong concerns about the Government’s recently tabled Immigration Bill, and said they “implore and urge the Government to withdraw this unfortunate Bill and to allow its Comprehensive Immigration Reform process to unfold.” A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

RenRe Donate $250,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

RenRe Donate $250,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. presented the Bermuda Zoological Society with a $250,000 donation in support of the science education and experiential learning programs offered through the Trunk Island Living Classroom. The Company’s donation will be used to meet the infrastructure needs of the classroom and Trunk Island-based programs, including the... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Minister & Mothers On A Mission

Video: Minister & Mothers On A Mission

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines and the MOM Chairwomen held a press conference today [Oct 19] providing an introduction and an update on Mothers on a Mission [MOM]. Minister Caines said, “I am pleased today to introduce an initiative that is targeted at support, restoration and healing. This community is very familiar with the statistics... Read more of this article

Video: October 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Cornerstone Bible Fellowship confirm “person has been removed,” Police confirm death of 63-year-old man, Bermuda defeat Jamaica in CONCACAF Caribbean U/17 match, Robertson’s Drug Store in St. George’s re-opens both floors, HRC Commissioner to join Immigration Reform Committee, and Minister Caines warns of the Key Reinstallation Attack... Read more of this article

Video Replay/Photos: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

Video Replay/Photos: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

[Updated with photos] The annual BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk — which serves to help raise funds for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre —- was held this evening [Oct 18], with the event getting underway at Barr’s Bay Park, beginning with a Health Fair and continuing with a warm-up and then the walk. The event is still underway... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos: Crime Stoppers 5K Road Running Race

Photos: Crime Stoppers 5K Road Running Race

The 2017 Crime Stoppers 5K Road Race saw Sean Trott and Jennifer Alen crowned the Male and Female Champions. Trott, who is making a return to the running scene, was able to cross the line first stopping the clock in 17:34, Tucker Murphy was second in 17:41, and Robert Edwards crossed the line third with a time of 17:49. Alen was 7th overall clocking... Read more of this article

U17 Football: Bermuda Defeat Jamaica 3-2

U17 Football: Bermuda Defeat Jamaica 3-2

Bermuda’s Under 17 Women’s National team made a very successful showing in their second CONCACAF Caribbean Under 17 Final Round match in Haiti, defeating Jamaica by a score of 3 – 2. Bermuda’s starting line-up was Za’khari Turner, Koa Goodchild, Delia Ebbin, Danni Watson, Zekiah Lewis, Trinae Edwards, Jadae Steede Hill, Adaia Gibbons,... Read more of this article

Photos/Results: Football Premier, First Division

Photos/Results: Football Premier, First Division

X-Roads, Devonshire Cougars, Paget Lions, Southampton Rangers, Devonshire Colts, and St. David’s all walked away with wins in recent Premier and First Division football action. Premier: PHC Zebras 2 Robin Hood 2 At the PHC Stadium, Premier Division leaders PHC Zebras and the defending champions Robin Hood played to a 2 – 2 draw. Antwan Russell... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Pina Albo Appointed CEO Of Hamilton Insurance

Pina Albo Appointed CEO Of Hamilton Insurance

The Board of Directors of Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda-based holding company for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operations in the US, Bermuda and at Lloyd’s, today announced that, subject to approval by the Bermuda Department of Immigration, Pina Albo has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Albo,... Read more of this article

Bermuda College Students Attend Convergence

Bermuda College Students Attend Convergence

ILS [Bermuda] Ltd. announced fourteen Bermuda College students’ complimentary attendance at the Bermuda Convergence 2017 event – the largest global gathering covering the alternative risk market and Insurance-Linked Securities. The newly announced education initiative is two-fold. It was earlier announced the new initiative will also provide scholarships... Read more of this article

AXIS Capital Completes Acquisition Of Novae

AXIS Capital Completes Acquisition Of Novae

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings has received clearance from all applicable regulators, including the European Commission, and has finalized the completion of its acquisition of Novae Group plc. The acquisition creates a $2 billion insurer in London and a top ten [re]insurer at Lloyd’s, with total global gross written premiums of $6 billion [based... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Country Singer Donates Guitars To CedarBridge

Country Singer Donates Guitars To CedarBridge

Renowned US country singer Jessica Lynn, who performed at the Bermuda Festival in early 2017, has arranged for two acoustic guitars to be donated to the Cedarbridge Academy music department following her visit to the school to present an outreach programme to students. “The experience”, said Ms Lynn in an email to Tiffany Fox, head of music at the... Read more of this article

Daren A. Herbert To Star In Stratford Festival

Daren A. Herbert To Star In Stratford Festival

Bermudian actor Daren A. Herbert will star in the key role of lead character Harold Hill in ‘The Music Man’ at the upcoming Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario. A story in the Stratford Beacon Herald said, “The Stratford Festival revealed its casting for all 12 of next season’s productions early Tuesday morning, highlights from... Read more of this article

Chef Enworth Davis Paired With Riona Buckle

Chef Enworth Davis Paired With Riona Buckle

Executive Chef Enworth Davis, of Mid Ocean Club, will be working alongside culinary arts student Riona Buckle at the upcoming Plates of Passion  event run by Bermuda Hospitality Institute, which sees local Culinary Arts students paired up with some of the Island’s top chefs.Executive Chef Enworth Davis How long have you been a professional chef?... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

RenRe Donate $250,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

RenRe Donate $250,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. presented the Bermuda Zoological Society with a $250,000 donation in support of the science education and experiential learning programs offered through the Trunk Island Living Classroom. The Company’s donation will be used to meet the infrastructure needs of the classroom and Trunk Island-based programs, including the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Seeds from the critically endangered Bermuda bean are being deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, with the Vault described as a “fail-safe seed storage facility,” built to stand the “challenge of natural or man-made disasters.” Called the “ultimate insurance... Read more of this article

Whitney Students Clean Up 875lbs Of Trash

Whitney Students Clean Up 875lbs Of Trash

On Saturday [Oct 14], Whitney Institute students and staff took to the streets to do a big Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] cleanup and gain community service hours. One hundred students and seventeen staff, including Principal Reeshemah Swan, and several parents divided into six teams to scour the roadside bushes for litter. They started from the school... Read more of this article

CRIME

BPS Deployed To Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour

BPS Deployed To Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour

Saying they are aware of concerns about large numbers of students congregating in Hamilton after school, the police said that “officers are deployed in an effort to reduce opportunities for anti-social behaviour to occur.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is aware of historical concerns stemming from large... Read more of this article

Police Reviewing CCTV Of Altercation In Hamilton

Police Reviewing CCTV Of Altercation In Hamilton

Police are reviewing CCTV footage of an altercation involving young people that occurred yesterday afternoon on Church Street in Hamilton. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:55pm Monday, October 16th police officers were dispatched to a reported disturbance on Church Street in the City of Hamilton, in the vicinity of City Hall and the city... Read more of this article

Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Appearing in Supreme Court today [Oct 13], Mikiel Thomas was sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter. On March 5, 2017, Raymond Butterfield was stabbed twice just outside of Blue Waters Anglers Club. In August of this year, Mr. Thomas, a footballer who played with the under-20 team, was cleared of the murder... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Cybersecurity Group Warns Of “KRACK”

Cybersecurity Group Warns Of “KRACK”

The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is warning the public of a “weakness in a security protocol that Wi-Fi devices rely on has put wireless-enabled devices at risk of attack.” A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Key Reinstallation Attack, or “KRACK” can allow an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to gain access to unencrypted traffic sent... Read more of this article

Review Of Electronic Communications Sector

Review Of Electronic Communications Sector

The Regulatory Authority has released a ‘Review of the Electronic Communications Sector – Ensuring the delivery of benefits for Bermuda via Regulation’. This is a public consultation and members of the public are encouraged to send in comments. The RA said, “The consultation can be found on the Authority’s website www.rab.bm under ‘Consultations and Responses’.... Read more of this article

Centre On Philanthropy To Launch New Website

Centre On Philanthropy To Launch New Website

The Centre on Philanthropy has a new website under construction, under sponsorship from BeesMont Law Limited. A spokesperson said, “The Centre on Philanthropy is most pleased to announce that through the generous sponsorship of BeesMont Law Limited, our new website is currently under construction. “The combination of a new website equipped with new tools and... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Four People Remain In Hospital After Collisions

Four People Remain In Hospital After Collisions

Four people remain in hospital following two recent collisions, with three men hospitalized after a car collision on October 17th, while a male motorcyclist remains in hospital following a collision on October 14th. Three Injured Men Remain in Hospital After St. John’s Road Collision A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning... Read more of this article

Four People Injured In Pembroke Collision

Four People Injured In Pembroke Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision tonight [Oct 17] on St. John’s Road involving a truck and a car which resulted in four individuals being injured according to police.A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:50pm Tuesday, October 17th police and first responders were dispatched to‎ a reported two vehicle collision on... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Stephen Proctor

Police Confirm Death Of Stephen Proctor

[Updated: The police confirmed that a man has died after falling off a cliff on North Shore Road in Pembroke late this morning. They subsequently identified the man as 67-year-old Stephen Proctor.]A man has been taken to hospital after he “fell overboard off a cliff on North Shore Road,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson... Read more of this article