30 Minute Video: February 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 19 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

BOA To Host Women In Sports Banquet & Expo

BOA To Host Women In Sports Banquet & Expo

The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] will be hosting the 2019 Women in Sports Banquet & Expo on March 8th and 9th at the Hamilton Princess Hotel. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] is pleased to present the 2019 Women in Sports Banquet & Expo on 8 and 9 March. “The Banquet, will be held in the Princess Ballrooms... Read more of this article

OBA: What Is Govt’s Motive For This Change?

OBA: What Is Govt’s Motive For This Change?

“The sentiment of the overwhelming majority in the room last night was for the Government to leave the Corporations as they are,” Shadow Home Affairs Minister Sylvan Richards said following last night’s town hall in St George’s. The meeting followed after Government announced public consultation regarding the future of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Video: Bernews Pre-Budget Panel Discussion

Video: Bernews Pre-Budget Panel Discussion

[Updated with video] Bernews will be hosting a ‘Pre-Budget Panel Discussion at around noon today [Feb 19] with economist Craig Simmons, Age Concern Director Dr Claudette Fleming, and President of the Chamber of Commerce John Wight set to discuss the upcoming 2019/20 budget, which is due to be delivered this Friday.The trio will be discussing... Read more of this article

BFA Disciplinary Committee To Review Reports

BFA Disciplinary Committee To Review Reports

Following “incidents at two matches this past weekend that involved unsavory activity,” the BFA said their Disciplinary Committee will be reviewing reports, and reminded football fans that any “proven indiscretions will be dealt with according to the BFA Disciplinary Code and/or Bermuda law.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

BIFF To Focus On Bermudians In Film Industry

BIFF To Focus On Bermudians In Film Industry

The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] will open this year’s festival with a focus on Bermudian actors, directors and producers. Four events will take place on Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11 in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. On the festival’s opening day at 4 pm, Bermuda itself takes centre... Read more of this article

OBA Leader & Minister On Blame, Jobs & More

OBA Leader & Minister On Blame, Jobs & More

“The Premier’s attempt to play the blame game over jobs that have failed to materialise is an act of desperation,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said, while Minister Jamahl Simmons said the “Opposition seems more interested in attacking the Government than in standing up for the Bermudians who have seen their dreams of jobs with this... Read more of this article


New Book: Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda

New Book: Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda

Dr. Kuni Frith has released a second book titled Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda, with the author saying that “the inspiration for my second book was largely driven by appeals from the community for additional information on how to combat health issues without the use of over the counter drugs made by the pharmaceutical industry.” Dr.... Read more of this article

Video: February 19 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 19 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Bernews will host a ‘Pre-Budget Panel Discussion’ today, Skyport launches Bermudian kite design contest, Dept of Education is “taking action” about concerns about potential mold at T.N. Tatem Middle School, Corporation of St George’s held a Town Hall meeting, BIFF will open this year’s festival with a focus on Bermudians in... Read more of this article

Premier & Minister Visit Island’s Newest Soldiers

Premier & Minister Visit Island’s Newest Soldiers

The Premier and National Security Minister visited the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s latest intake of recruits. Premier David Burt and Minister Wayne Caines toured Warwick Camp and visited the new soldiers as they got to grips with military life on their second day of training. Premier Burt told the troops as he and Minister Caines dropped in on a classroom... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: St George’s Town Hall Meeting

One Hour Video: St George’s Town Hall Meeting

The Corporation of St George’s is holding a Town Hall meeting this evening [Feb 18] to discuss the “future of the Town as proposed in the Municipalities Reform 2019 Consultation Document,” and you can tune in and watch live below. The meeting follows after Government announced public consultation regarding the future of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 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

Education Dept Addresses T.N. Tatem Concerns

Education Dept Addresses T.N. Tatem Concerns

The Department of Education [DOE] is taking action after being notified that students and staff at the T.N. Tatem Middle School have shared concerns about potential mold in some parts of the building. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Education [DOE] has been notified that students and staff at the T.N. Tatem Middle School have shared concerns... Read more of this article

Contest: Design Kites To Hang In New Airport

Contest: Design Kites To Hang In New Airport

Aecon and Skyport are launching a contest to design Bermudian kites, with the winning designs set to “be incorporated into actual kites that will be suspended from the ceilings in the new terminal.” “Open to the entire Bermuda community, kite designs are being sought from residents of any age – from school children, professionals,... Read more of this article

Bluck’s of Bermuda Store Closes After 175 Years

Bluck’s of Bermuda Store Closes After 175 Years

After 175 years of operation, the Bluck’s of Bermuda store has closed its doors, saying the “closure of Bluck’s is a sign of the times” as “business has decreased and the costs of doing business have increased.” A KPMG spokesperson said, “Michael Morrison and Charles Thresh, both of KPMG Advisory Limited, were appointed... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Dr. Reddy Appreciation Lunch

Photos & Video: Dr. Reddy Appreciation Lunch

Patients of Dr. Mahesh Reddy, the Medical Director at Bermuda HealthCares Services, came out to express their gratitude during an Appreciation Luncheon held in his honour at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall on Thursday. Organisers of the event said they “received over 100 responses to their invitation to attend the luncheon, however they were overwhelmed... Read more of this article

Review: Chaka Khan Lights Up Bermuda Festival

Review: Chaka Khan Lights Up Bermuda Festival

[Written by Vejay Steede] First thing’s first; Chaka Khan is a Goddess. She is a criminally underrated vocalist whose voice can deliver primal screams with the same unflinching mastery as it delivers melodic lullaby hums. She is, in a word, magnificent. Now don’t get me wrong; those of us who know her power certainly consider Chaka a legend. The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Principles Foundation Education Day

Bermuda Principles Foundation Education Day

Bermuda Principles Foundation Fund, a non-profit initiative of the Bermuda Community Foundation, has announced that the final day of this year’s international science conference, held at Fairmont Southampton, will be open to the public. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Principles Impact Conference series has become an annual fixture in both... Read more of this article

25 New Soldiers Taking Part In Recruit Camp

25 New Soldiers Taking Part In Recruit Camp

The island’s newest soldiers joined up on Sunday [Feb 17] for the first of this year’s two Recruit Camps. A total of 25 men and women were issued their uniforms and kit as they prepare for two weeks of new style basic training in Recruit Camp Alpha. Private Le-Jai Tucker, from Warwick, said he signed up for self-development and to boost his education. First... Read more of this article

BIFF To Host Evening With Actress Lana Young

BIFF To Host Evening With Actress Lana Young

On March 10th, the Bermuda International Film Festival will be featuring Bermudian actress Lana Young in an evening entitled “An Evening with Lana Young”, with the event set to include a screening of her most recent feature film, Bentley’s Will, followed by an interview with her and an audience Q&A. The event promotion said, “Lana... Read more of this article

‘Will Have Six New Buses On Road By August’

‘Will Have Six New Buses On Road By August’

New buses will arrive in the next several months and “by August we will have six new buses on the road,” Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva said. Speaking at the House on Friday, Minister DeSilva told Bernews, “I did make an announcement yesterday that the rosters and schedules have been presented and agreed to the bus... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw two men in their early 50s arrested after a 63-year-old man was assaulted, a 31-year-old man arrested in Pembroke, a flight divert to Bermuda, the Castle Masters Community Event, the Bermuda National Trust Annual Plant & Bake Sale, footballer Zeiko Lewis named the Man of the Match for the Charleston Battery and various other... Read more of this article

March 17: Caravan Entertainers Awards Event

March 17: Caravan Entertainers Awards Event

Atlantic Publishing House and Leopards Club International will be holding the Caravan Entertainers Awards Luncheon on Sunday, March 17 at 1.30pm at the Leopards Club, with lunch and live entertainment. A spokesperson said, “Atlantic Publishing House and Leopards Club International have announced the recipients of music awards. The seven awardees have... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: February 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 19 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: February 19 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 19 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Bernews will host a ‘Pre-Budget Panel Discussion’ today, Skyport launches Bermudian kite design contest, Dept of Education is “taking action” about concerns about potential mold at T.N. Tatem Middle School, Corporation of St George’s held a Town Hall meeting, BIFF will open this year’s festival with a focus on Bermudians in... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: St George’s Town Hall Meeting

One Hour Video: St George’s Town Hall Meeting

The Corporation of St George’s is holding a Town Hall meeting this evening [Feb 18] to discuss the “future of the Town as proposed in the Municipalities Reform 2019 Consultation Document,” and you can tune in and watch live below. The meeting follows after Government announced public consultation regarding the future of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

SPORTS

197 Goals Scored In Netball Triple Header

197 Goals Scored In Netball Triple Header

The Bermuda Netball Association’s Senior League Netball Season continued with make-up matches at the Bernard Park, with a triple header resulting in 197 goals on the evening. In the opener the Storm Lightning defeated Robin Hood 45 – 25, MVP Diara Benjamin led the Storm Lightning to victory with 30 goals, while Zakiyah Durham added 15 goals, Robin... Read more of this article

BOA To Host Women In Sports Banquet & Expo

BOA To Host Women In Sports Banquet & Expo

The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] will be hosting the 2019 Women in Sports Banquet & Expo on March 8th and 9th at the Hamilton Princess Hotel. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] is pleased to present the 2019 Women in Sports Banquet & Expo on 8 and 9 March. “The Banquet, will be held in the Princess Ballrooms... Read more of this article

Somerset CC Conducting Internal Investigation

Somerset CC Conducting Internal Investigation

The officers and members of Somerset Cricket Club said they “wish to inform the Bermuda football fraternity and wider public that we respect the role of match officials and do not condone anti-social behavior, inclusive of any offensive language directed towards officials.” “Vashun Blanchette, President, reached out to referee Martin... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Butterfield Bank Report Q4 & Year End Results

Butterfield Bank Report Q4 & Year End Results

The Bank of Butterfield today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $195.2 million or $3.50 per diluted common share, compared to $153.3 million, or $2.76 per diluted common share for the year ended December 31, 2017. Core net income for the year ended... Read more of this article

Kennedys Lawyers Top Ranked By Chambers

Kennedys Lawyers Top Ranked By Chambers

Two of Kennedys’ Bermuda partners have been ranked as being amongst the best in the jurisdiction, as its Dispute Resolution and Insurance teams continue to receive strong market recognition locally. Partners Mark Chudleigh and Alex Potts QC have both been recognised as Band 1 lawyers in the latest edition of Chambers Global, an international legal... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 18 2019

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 18 2019

February 18 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,194.83, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 57 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesBermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 15 2019 Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 14 2019 Bermuda Stock... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Tomorrow

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Tomorrow

The premiere of Andrew Stevenson’s 43-minute documentary The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks is set for tomorrow evening [Feb 20] at Speciality Cinema. The screening of the film, which is the sequel to Mr. Stevenson’s previous award-winning film Where the Whales Sing, will take place at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling... Read more of this article

BIFF To Focus On Bermudians In Film Industry

BIFF To Focus On Bermudians In Film Industry

The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] will open this year’s festival with a focus on Bermudian actors, directors and producers. Four events will take place on Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11 in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. On the festival’s opening day at 4 pm, Bermuda itself takes centre... Read more of this article

Contest: Design Kites To Hang In New Airport

Contest: Design Kites To Hang In New Airport

Aecon and Skyport are launching a contest to design Bermudian kites, with the winning designs set to “be incorporated into actual kites that will be suspended from the ceilings in the new terminal.” “Open to the entire Bermuda community, kite designs are being sought from residents of any age – from school children, professionals,... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Tomorrow

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Tomorrow

The premiere of Andrew Stevenson’s 43-minute documentary The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks is set for tomorrow evening [Feb 20] at Speciality Cinema. The screening of the film, which is the sequel to Mr. Stevenson’s previous award-winning film Where the Whales Sing, will take place at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling... Read more of this article

New Book: Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda

New Book: Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda

Dr. Kuni Frith has released a second book titled Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda, with the author saying that “the inspiration for my second book was largely driven by appeals from the community for additional information on how to combat health issues without the use of over the counter drugs made by the pharmaceutical industry.” Dr.... Read more of this article

Workshop On Bluebird Nest Box Construction

Workshop On Bluebird Nest Box Construction

The Bermuda Audubon Society is holding its annual Bluebird nest box construction workshop in the Jack King Building at Botanical Gardens on Saturday 23 February starting at 10.00am. A spokesperson said, “It is nearly Bluebird nesting season and time to put up nest boxes! The workshop will include a brief talk about Bluebirds, why they require... Read more of this article

CRIME

Two Men Arrested After Assault in St George’s

Two Men Arrested After Assault in St George’s

Two men in their early 50s were arrested this afternoon [Feb 17] following an incident in St. George’s, in which a 63-year-old man was “assaulted by three other men brandishing bladed articles,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:45pm today [February 17th] police and fellow first responders were dispatched... Read more of this article

Man Arrested: ‘Suspected Drugs & Bladed Article’

Man Arrested: ‘Suspected Drugs & Bladed Article’

A 31-year-old man was arrested on Saturday evening [Feb 16] after police officers monitoring the end of a football match at BAA “observed suspicious behaviour,” so approached the man, who was “eventually apprehended with a quantity of suspected drugs as well as a bladed article.” A police spokesperson said, “A 31-year-old... Read more of this article

CURB ‘Join Community In Denouncing This Act’

CURB ‘Join Community In Denouncing This Act’

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they were horrified to see the discriminatory and racist graffiti painted on the walls of businesses in Devonshire, and “join the community in denouncing this act.” This follows after Empire Grocery and Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Center, which are both located on North Shore in Devonshire,... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Department To Host Safer Internet Day 2019

Department To Host Safer Internet Day 2019

This Tuesday [Feb 19], the Department of ICT Policy & Innovation will host Safer Internet Day from 10am until 2:30pm at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall on Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “This Tuesday, February 19th, the Island’s seniors will gather to learn, surf, post, secure, like, and comment during Bermuda’s 5th annual Safer Internet Day. This event is... Read more of this article

RA: Consumer Protection And Market Review

RA: Consumer Protection And Market Review

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda today [Feb 18] announced that “Bermuda’s electronic communications  and electricity sectors will soon be guided by two new sets of standards to further protect consumers, which are released for consultation.” “They are the Principles of Consumer Protection and Market Review,” a spokesperson said. “Consumer... Read more of this article

Coinsquare Acquires Crypto Platform StellarX

Coinsquare Acquires Crypto Platform StellarX

Coinsquare — a cryptocurrency trading platform — announced it has acquired StellarX. “StellarX will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Coinsquare, based in Bermuda and will look to apply with the regulators there to become licensed to operate and scale its offering under Coinsquare’s compliance leadership,” the company said. “The acquisition... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police Car & Motorcycle Collision In St David’s

Police Car & Motorcycle Collision In St David’s

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision that took place on St David’s Road this morning [Feb 13] involving a motorcycle and a police car. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 12.08pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:45am today [February 13th] a two vehicle collision occurred on St.... Read more of this article

Three Vehicle Collision In Shelly Bay Area

Three Vehicle Collision In Shelly Bay Area

[Updated with video] Earlier this evening [Feb 9] there was a three vehicle collision on North Shore in Hamilton Parish, in the vicinity of Shelly Bay, the police have confirmed, with the police noting that there were “no serious injuries.” Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.Update February 11, 4.50pm:... Read more of this article

BFRS Firefighter Wellness Volleyball Tournament

BFRS Firefighter Wellness Volleyball Tournament

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] hosted it’s 2nd Annual Firefighter Wellness Volleyball Tournament recently at the Hamilton Fire Station. The tournament was created as a way to relieve some of the stress and anxiety that comes with the job. Public Safety Education Officer Gavin Carter said, “The responsibilities of a firefighter are extremely... Read more of this article