BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Paget

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Paget

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to a car fire around 5.00pm this evening [Nov 20] on Middle Road in the Paget area between Manse Road and Cobb’s Hill Road. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “There is presently a car fire on Middle Road in the area of Manse Road and Cobb’s Hill Road. Traffic diversions are... Read more of this article

Lana Young To Appear On ‘NCIS New Orleans’

Lana Young To Appear On ‘NCIS New Orleans’

Bermudian actress Lana Young is set to appear on an episode of the popular ‘NCIS New Orleans’ television series this evening [Nov 20]. Ms. Young said, “I’ll be appearing in an episode of NCIS New Orleans tonight and I also have a small role in Monsters and Men as Anthony Ramos’s mother Sandra which will be screening at BUEI on December 2.“I... Read more of this article

“Amicable Resolution” To Labour Issue At One

“Amicable Resolution” To Labour Issue At One

The BIU and One Communications announced there has been an “amicable resolution” to the industrial action which started on November 15th. The joint statement said, “The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] and One Communications [the Company] are pleased to jointly announce an amicable resolution of all matters. One Communications’ staff began... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Decrease 4.3% In August 2018

Retail Sales Decrease 4.3% In August 2018

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation – measured at 2.9% in August – the overall volume of retail sales fell 4.3%, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. “Four of the seven retail sectors recorded declines in sales volume with motor vehicle stores recording the largest sales volume decrease of 29.0%. In... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 42-Year-Old Man

Police Confirm Death Of 42-Year-Old Man

The police have confirmed the death of a 42-year-old man in Sandys Parish who was found in an unresponsive state inside an apartment. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:15am today [November 20th] police officers and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service emergency medical technicians attended a Somerset Road, Sandys parish residence to check on the... Read more of this article

Video: Greenrock Meeting On Energy Future

Video: Greenrock Meeting On Energy Future

Greenrock held a public meeting last night [Nov 19] at BUEI to present and discuss the Bermuda Better Energy Plan.A spokesperson previously said, “The event will feature a brief presentation by Bermuda College Students on campus sustainability, and a comprehensive presentation of the Bermuda Better Energy Plan by Energy Expert Chris Worboys [Etude... Read more of this article

Female Teams Dominate Cardboard Challenge

Female Teams Dominate Cardboard Challenge

Team “Just Swell” from BHS beat out 24 other teams from six high schools to win the Cardboard Boat Challenge held on Thursday afternoon at the Bermuda National Sports Centre Aquatics Centre. Teams of two to five students had two hours to build a boat, which could float two people, out of only the supplied materials, including cardboard boxes donated... Read more of this article


Minister Kim Wilson On Hamilton Health Centre

Minister Kim Wilson On Hamilton Health Centre

Minister of Health Kim Wilson held a press conference yesterday [Nov 19] to provide an update on the Hamilton Health Centre, informing the public that it will re-open today [Nov 20]. Minister Wilson said, “In October of this year the Hamilton Health Centre building was not operational for a number of reasons. It had been under stress due to a number... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Premier David Burt will host a town hall meeting this evening, Kimonea Pitt called to the Bar, 103 lionfish caught during Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby, WEDCO inviting applications for outdoor vendors in Dockyard, James Stout and his rackets partner defended their world rackets doubles title, Bermuda Men’s Bowling team are heading to China, application... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For November 21st

Senate: Order Of Business For November 21st

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Nov 21] and announcements listed on the Order Paper include Report of The Tax Reform Commission, the Mutual Re-Insurance Fund Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal 2016, the Health Insurance Fund Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal 2016, and the FutureCare Fund Audited Financial Statements... Read more of this article

BFA President Reflects On Victory & Future Plans

BFA President Reflects On Victory & Future Plans

[Written by Patrick Bean] There are often singular points in time in sport, as in life, that serve as signature moments marking the commencement rise or fall of a person, programme or even nation. And while there have been shown in times recent and not so much, flashes of brilliance and success by Bermuda’s national football programme — mostly... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 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

Photos: Premier’s Concert Features Local Talent

Photos: Premier’s Concert Features Local Talent

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs held its 34th Premier’s Concert on Saturday evening [Nov 17] at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts. The annual event highlighted outstanding young people in the performing and visual arts. The featured acts incluced United Dance Productions, Ross and Gareth Cooper, Xela Swan, Naphisa... Read more of this article

Law: Kimonea Pitt Called To The Bermuda Bar

Law: Kimonea Pitt Called To The Bermuda Bar

The Supreme Court was filled with colleagues, family and friends as Kimonea Pitt was called to the Bar before Chief Justice Narinder Hargun on Friday. Ms Pitt recently completed a year of pupillage at BeesMont Law, gaining experience in corporate, litigation and private client work, and is now a qualified associate in its corporate department. Ms Pitt... Read more of this article

Over 100 Lionfish Caught In Guardians Derby

Over 100 Lionfish Caught In Guardians Derby

Guardians of the Reef hosted the 3rd annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby recently, with the culling competition also marking the island’s second ‘Reef Sanctioned Derby’ where all participants must be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a Team Captain, with a total 103 lionfish caught during the event.Each Team Captain attended one of two meeting... Read more of this article

Column: MP Dunkley On ‘Throne Speech Lite’

Column: MP Dunkley On ‘Throne Speech Lite’

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] The first Throne Speech of this Progressive Labour Party government, which was delivered in September 2017, made many promises and, while many items have been addressed, much remains to be done in spite of one Minister at the time, who was fired or resigned and recently returned to Cabinet, saying: “Everything... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘OBA Record Is Nothing To Be Proud Of’

PLP: ‘OBA Record Is Nothing To Be Proud Of’

Following Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier’s Throne Speech reply, the PLP said that while the Leader of the Opposition “boasted of many successes,” the ”OBA record is nothing to be proud of” as they “doubled our debt,” and public services “were left to suffer, while $100 million was spent on the America’s... Read more of this article

Would You Like To Be A Vendor In Dockyard?

Would You Like To Be A Vendor In Dockyard?

Small businesses are being given the chance to take advantage of Bermuda’s busiest tourism hub by becoming a vendor at Dockyard. West End Development Corporation [WEDCO] is inviting applications for outdoor vendors for the 2019 summer season as well as the 2019/2020 winter season. “It is a great opportunity, especially for a small business,” said... Read more of this article

Education Minister On Throne Speech Initiatives

Education Minister On Throne Speech Initiatives

[Updated] Minister of Education Diallo Rabain is holding a press conference this morning [Nov 19] “regarding new Ministry initiatives and updates.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below.Update: In providing further information regarding the Ministry of Education’s initiatives in the Throne... Read more of this article

Court: 17-Year-Old Testifies In Murder Trial

Court: 17-Year-Old Testifies In Murder Trial

A murder suspect told a jury in a British court that he ‘never guessed’ a chase would end with the death of Bermudian teenager Lyrico Steede, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. He is one of five teenagers charged in connection with the murder of the 17-year-old Bermudian, who died after suffering multiple stab wounds... Read more of this article

Christmas Car Wash Raises $1,400 For Charity

Christmas Car Wash Raises $1,400 For Charity

The Bermuda Boys Brigade and the Church Girls’ Brigade worked together at their annual Christmas Car Wash at St. Paul’s Church car park in Paget and also held their Christmas sale of holiday decorations and gifts in the hall, serving to raise $1400 for charitable giving this Christmas.A spokesperson said, “On Saturday, November 10, 2018 the... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the Bermuda football team claim a 1-0 victory over El Salvador, the Farmer’s Market at Botanical Gardens, the Fry-Angle Aquarium Fish Show, the BUEI Harbourside Market Arts & Craft Festival and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Minister... Read more of this article

Oxfam GB Calls For ‘Global Minimum Tax Rate’

Oxfam GB Calls For ‘Global Minimum Tax Rate’

Oxfam — which describes itself as an international confederation working to fight poverty and injustice — has called for the United Kingdom Government to “work with” the Overseas Territories by “implementing a global minimum effective tax rate.” This came as Oxfam GB submitted written evidence for the British Parliament’s... Read more of this article

‘Additional Yield Of Approximately $147 Million’

‘Additional Yield Of Approximately $147 Million’

If the tax policy recommendations in the Tax Reform Commission’s report are implemented, an “additional yield of approximately $147 million could be generated over a 2-3-year period,” the report said. The Tax Reform Commission’s Report was tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday, and the Government said they will “closely... Read more of this article

Minister Burch Attends BZS Youth Conference

Minister Burch Attends BZS Youth Conference

Earlier this week Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch, accompanied by the Acting Director of Parks Stephen Tucker, attended the final day of the two-day Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] biennial Environmental Youth Conference held at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.The theme for this year’s conference was “The Importance of Preserving... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Greenrock Meeting On Energy Future

Video: Greenrock Meeting On Energy Future

Greenrock held a public meeting last night [Nov 19] at BUEI to present and discuss the Bermuda Better Energy Plan.A spokesperson previously said, “The event will feature a brief presentation by Bermuda College Students on campus sustainability, and a comprehensive presentation of the Bermuda Better Energy Plan by Energy Expert Chris Worboys [Etude... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Premier David Burt will host a town hall meeting this evening, Kimonea Pitt called to the Bar, 103 lionfish caught during Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby, WEDCO inviting applications for outdoor vendors in Dockyard, James Stout and his rackets partner defended their world rackets doubles title, Bermuda Men’s Bowling team are heading to China, application... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 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

SPORTS

Madelyn Moore Wins Gold & Set School Records

Madelyn Moore Wins Gold & Set School Records

Bermuda’s Madelyn Moore and her University of Northern Colorado Swimming and Diving teammates competed in the 2018 UH Phill Hansel Invitational. Moore led off the Northern Colorado Women’s 200 Yard Freestyle Relay team that finished 4th with a time of 1:32.95. Moore won the Women’s 50 Yard Freestyle A Final Gold Medal when she touched the... Read more of this article

Endeavour Highlights Springboard Programme

Endeavour Highlights Springboard Programme

Endeavour Community Sailing is encouraging Bermudian youth to apply for its 2019 Maritime Careers Springboard programme. The programme poster says, “Endeavour Maritime Careers Springboard Programme presented by Endeavour Community Sailing & the Bermuda College Professional and Career Education Division. “Earn internationally-recognised... Read more of this article

Freisenbruch-Meyer Continental Bowling Results

Freisenbruch-Meyer Continental Bowling Results

In Freisenbruch-Meyer Continental Bowling League action at the Warwick Lanes saw the Odd Balls defeat the Spicenix 16 – 14, the Under Dawgs defeated the Pinjammers 17 – 13, while the Cubs defeated the Nifty Rollers 21 – 9. The Invaders defeated New Hope 19 – 11 and the Bermuda Pest Control edged Quickie Lickie Laundry 15.5 – 14.5. High... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

“Amicable Resolution” To Labour Issue At One

“Amicable Resolution” To Labour Issue At One

The BIU and One Communications announced there has been an “amicable resolution” to the industrial action which started on November 15th. The joint statement said, “The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] and One Communications [the Company] are pleased to jointly announce an amicable resolution of all matters. One Communications’ staff began... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Decrease 4.3% In August 2018

Retail Sales Decrease 4.3% In August 2018

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation – measured at 2.9% in August – the overall volume of retail sales fell 4.3%, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. “Four of the seven retail sectors recorded declines in sales volume with motor vehicle stores recording the largest sales volume decrease of 29.0%. In... Read more of this article

Nov 30: Real Estate Licensing Outreach Session

Nov 30: Real Estate Licensing Outreach Session

The Superintendent of Real Estate is advising real estate brokers and agents that there will be an outreach session on Friday, November 30 at 10.30am at The Cathedral Hall, Church Street in Hamilton. A Government spokesperson said, “The Superintendent of Real Estate [the “Superintendent”] hereby advises real estate brokers and agents that there... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Lana Young To Appear On ‘NCIS New Orleans’

Lana Young To Appear On ‘NCIS New Orleans’

Bermudian actress Lana Young is set to appear on an episode of the popular ‘NCIS New Orleans’ television series this evening [Nov 20]. Ms. Young said, “I’ll be appearing in an episode of NCIS New Orleans tonight and I also have a small role in Monsters and Men as Anthony Ramos’s mother Sandra which will be screening at BUEI on December 2.“I... Read more of this article

Dr Neil Burnie Foundation Fundraiser On Nov 23

Dr Neil Burnie Foundation Fundraiser On Nov 23

The fourth annual Neil Burnie Foundation Fundraiseris set to take place on Friday [Nov 23] at Docksiders. A spokesperson said, “The fourth Annual Dr. Neil Burnie Foundation Fundraiser is upon us again. Come on out on November 23 at Docksiders to hear what we’ve been up to this year. Learn about Kids On The Reef, hear some awesome live music, and... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier’s Concert Features Local Talent

Photos: Premier’s Concert Features Local Talent

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs held its 34th Premier’s Concert on Saturday evening [Nov 17] at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts. The annual event highlighted outstanding young people in the performing and visual arts. The featured acts incluced United Dance Productions, Ross and Gareth Cooper, Xela Swan, Naphisa... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Video: Greenrock Meeting On Energy Future

Video: Greenrock Meeting On Energy Future

Greenrock held a public meeting last night [Nov 19] at BUEI to present and discuss the Bermuda Better Energy Plan.A spokesperson previously said, “The event will feature a brief presentation by Bermuda College Students on campus sustainability, and a comprehensive presentation of the Bermuda Better Energy Plan by Energy Expert Chris Worboys [Etude... Read more of this article

Over 100 Lionfish Caught In Guardians Derby

Over 100 Lionfish Caught In Guardians Derby

Guardians of the Reef hosted the 3rd annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby recently, with the culling competition also marking the island’s second ‘Reef Sanctioned Derby’ where all participants must be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a Team Captain, with a total 103 lionfish caught during the event.Each Team Captain attended one of two meeting... Read more of this article

Amaris Wharton Set To Speak At Eco Series

Amaris Wharton Set To Speak At Eco Series

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College are getting set to hold the third presentation in their series of Eco Lunch & Learns on Thursday, November 29, with Amaris Wharton to speak at the event. A spokesperson said, “Amaris Wharton, a laboratory technician in the Plant Protection Department at the Department... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: 17-Year-Old Testifies In Murder Trial

Court: 17-Year-Old Testifies In Murder Trial

A murder suspect told a jury in a British court that he ‘never guessed’ a chase would end with the death of Bermudian teenager Lyrico Steede, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. He is one of five teenagers charged in connection with the murder of the 17-year-old Bermudian, who died after suffering multiple stab wounds... Read more of this article

Court: Girl Tells Murder Trial She ‘Froze In Shock’

Court: Girl Tells Murder Trial She ‘Froze In Shock’

A 16-year-old girl has claimed she ’froze in shock’ after she saw four people running after Lyrico Steede on the night he was fatally wounded in England, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. She is one of five teenagers charged in connection with the murder of the 17-year-old Bermudian, who died after suffering multiple... Read more of this article

Police: Ten People Arrested For Impaired Driving

Police: Ten People Arrested For Impaired Driving

Ten people were arrested for impaired driving from Thursday night [Nov 8] until early Sunday morning [Nov 11], eight at road sobriety checkpoints and two following separate crashes. A police spokesperson said, “A total of 10 motorists were arrested for impaired driving from Thursday night [November 8th] until early Sunday morning [November 11th] –... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

“Amicable Resolution” To Labour Issue At One

“Amicable Resolution” To Labour Issue At One

The BIU and One Communications announced there has been an “amicable resolution” to the industrial action which started on November 15th. The joint statement said, “The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] and One Communications [the Company] are pleased to jointly announce an amicable resolution of all matters. One Communications’ staff began returning to work... Read more of this article

Meeting Tonight: How Do I Protect What I Create?

Meeting Tonight: How Do I Protect What I Create?

The Intellectual Property Office, in collaboration with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, is hosting a General Meeting this evening regarding the protection of your intellectual property. “Intellectual property is a work or invention that is the result of creativity, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark,... Read more of this article

Digicel & BTC Staff Recognized For Long Service

Digicel & BTC Staff Recognized For Long Service

At their recently held annual Long Service Award ceremony, Digicel & BTC recognized the contributions of their long serving staff. At the breakfast event, 22 staff were recognized for their achievements with a combined total of 485 years of service between them. 30 years: [L-R] Michael Dyer, Blaine Tucker, Frank Ming, Steven Burgess & Kirk DillThis year two employees... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Paget

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Paget

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to a car fire around 5.00pm this evening [Nov 20] on Middle Road in the Paget area between Manse Road and Cobb’s Hill Road. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “There is presently a car fire on Middle Road in the area of Manse Road and Cobb’s Hill Road. Traffic diversions are... Read more of this article

Man Recovering After Hamilton Parish Collision

Man Recovering After Hamilton Parish Collision

The 57-year-old St. George’s man who was extracted from a damaged vehicle following a collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish yesterday [Nov 15] is recovering in stable condition on a general ward, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:40pm Thursday, November 15th police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel... Read more of this article

Traffic Advisory: Collision In Hamilton Parish

Traffic Advisory: Collision In Hamilton Parish

[Updated] Police are advising motorists to avoid the Crawl Hill, Hamilton parish area due to an overturned car. At around 5.00pm today, a police spokesperson said, “A car has overturned in the Crawl Hill, Hamilton parish area. “Police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel are on scene. Initial information suggests no serious injuries... Read more of this article