Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

[Written by Don Burgess] “I may have been going too fast.” Those were the words jurors heard from police officers who say Andrew Lake spoke to them after allegedly crashing into a boat resulting in the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee on June 1, 2017. Mr Lake has denied a charge of manslaughter in the death of Mrs McKee, who was... Read more of this article

Video: August 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Angelina Bean celebrated her 100th birthday, tax arrears of $90.6 million, person injured after belly flopping, retail sales dropped 4.4% in May 2018, Premier meets with Envelop Risk, pro baseball player Adam Hall hits a home run, footballer Roger Lee earns trial with professional Estonian football team, Jyire Mitchell wins class in Canada, Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Marching Of The Cup In Somerset

Photos/Video: Marching Of The Cup In Somerset

Crowds gathered outside Somerset Cricket Club tonight [Aug 17] as the club hosted their “Marching of the Cup” event with team captain Jordan DeSilva leading the way riding a horse and holding the coveted trophy, celebrating their 2018 Cup Match Classic win.Following behind the captain were other team players, supporters, family and friends... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 17 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: Interview With Premier David Burt

Video: Interview With Premier David Burt

[Updated] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is speaking with Bernews this afternoon [Aug 17], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess to discuss a number of topics, and you can tune in and watch below.Update 3.14pm: The Premier discussed a number of topics including Government’s finances, employment numbers, social... Read more of this article

Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

The Ministry of National Security, the Emergency Measures Organization and the Bermuda Weather Service hosted a meeting on Thursday [Aug 16] to provide an updated 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season briefing to stakeholders.A spokesperson said, “Yesterday’s [August 16] EMO meeting was an opportunity for the Bermuda Weather Service to provide the... Read more of this article

Angelina Bean Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Angelina Bean Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Angelina Bean was joined by family, friends, and political leaders yesterday [Aug 16] to celebrate a very special birthday, receiving a visit from Deputy Governor Alison Crocket, Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo and MP Michael Scott as she turned 100 years old.Angelina Bean was born on August 16th 1918, married her late husband Herman Bean... Read more of this article


Five Chain Snatching Incidents In Two Weeks

Five Chain Snatching Incidents In Two Weeks

Over the past two weeks, there have been at least five reported chain snatching incidents, taking place in Southampton, Pembroke, Devonshire and Paget, with some of the incidents resulting in the thieves stealing the chains, while in other incidents the would-be victim managed to prevent the theft. The descriptions of the suspects in the various incidents... Read more of this article

‘Belly Flopped And Was Now Coughing Up Blood’

‘Belly Flopped And Was Now Coughing Up Blood’

An ambulance was standing by as a 16ft vessel made its way to shore on Tuesday afternoon, with the operator having called 911 after a “person onboard had belly flopped and was now coughing up blood.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] contact BMOC advising that a 911 call was... Read more of this article

Hall Hits A Home Run For Aberdeen Ironbirds

Hall Hits A Home Run For Aberdeen Ironbirds

Professional baseball player Adam Hall hit a home run for his Aberdeen Ironbirds team as they recorded a 5-2 victory over the Lowell Spinners in Minor League Baseball action. The team’s report said, “Aberdeen started off the game with fireworks across all parts of it against the Lowell Spinners on Wednesday. They took a a 5-0 lead and held... Read more of this article

Tax Arrears Of $90.6 Million As Of March 2016

Tax Arrears Of $90.6 Million As Of March 2016

“As at March 31, 2016, the amount of payroll, hotel occupancy, corporate services and land taxes greater than 90 days in arrears was $90.6 million,” according to the recently released Auditor General’s report. The report said, “As the unfunded liability increases, arrears of payroll and other taxes and pension contributions also... Read more of this article

Christian Ebbin Wins British Sailing Nationals

Christian Ebbin Wins British Sailing Nationals

Bermuda’s Christian Ebbin made an outstanding showing at the Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals in England, winning the overall title in a field of over 150 competitors from around the world. Ebbin won the overall fleet with 44 net points, and he was one of a team of Bermuda sailors in action, who all showed impressive form.Sebastian Kempe... Read more of this article

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

The ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died at age 76, man brandishing knife enters shop and steals chain, two suspects tried to snatch a woman’s handbag in Warwick, another attempted chain snatching in Pembroke, BTA Tourism Experiences Investment Programme, Arantxa King elected Chairperson of NACAC Athletes Commission, Christian... Read more of this article

Questions Answered On Land Title Registration

Questions Answered On Land Title Registration

[Written by attorney Francesca Fox] The Land Title Registration Act, 2011 comes into full effect this month and the Land Title Registry Office [LTRO] will begin accepting applications to register land on 27 August. What is Land Title Registration? It is the creation by Government of a public register of land ownership in Bermuda. It is intended to provide... Read more of this article

‘Most-Decorated Career In History Of Ravens’

‘Most-Decorated Career In History Of Ravens’

Dage Minors earned All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, with his University noting the Bermudian athlete had the “most-decorated career in the history of Ravens track & field.” Franklin Pierce University’s website noted that USTFCCCA bestows All-Academic honors on... Read more of this article

Antonio Warner Wins Tennis Title In St Lucia

Antonio Warner Wins Tennis Title In St Lucia

Bermuda’s Antonio Warner was crowned champion of the 12 & under division in the Sagicor COTECC Junior Tennis Tournament in St. Lucia. In the finals, Warner defeated #2 Seed Leeum Chan Pak of Trinidad & Tobago 4-1, 4-0. T he talented tennis player had advanced to the finals after defeating James Hadden from Trinidad & Tobago and Kai Owen... Read more of this article

Have An Idea For Tourism? Need Funding?

Have An Idea For Tourism? Need Funding?

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is seeking a new crop of entrepreneurs with ideas to improve the visitor experience in 2019, with the BTA saying that “applications best aligned with Bermuda’s overall tourism strategy could receive investment funds or marketing support as part of the Tourism Experiences Investment Programme.” The BTA said,... Read more of this article

Man Brandishing Knife Enters Shop, Steals Chain

Man Brandishing Knife Enters Shop, Steals Chain

A suspect entered Oleander Cycles in Southampton this afternoon [Aug 16] where “they brandished a knife and scuffle ensued,” with the suspect stealing a chain from the victim before fleeing on a waiting motorcycle. A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to a report of an incident that took place at 2:10pm today at Oleander Cycles... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 16 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 16 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

King Elected As NACAC Athlete Chairperson

King Elected As NACAC Athlete Chairperson

Bermudian Arantxa King has been voted in as the Chairperson of the NACAC Athletes Commission. BNAA President Donna Raynor said, “During the NACAC Championships this past weekend held in Toronto, Canada, elections were held for the Chairperson for the NACAC Athlete Commission. “As noted earlier this year Arantxa King was selected as one of... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: August 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Angelina Bean celebrated her 100th birthday, tax arrears of $90.6 million, person injured after belly flopping, retail sales dropped 4.4% in May 2018, Premier meets with Envelop Risk, pro baseball player Adam Hall hits a home run, footballer Roger Lee earns trial with professional Estonian football team, Jyire Mitchell wins class in Canada, Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Marching Of The Cup In Somerset

Photos/Video: Marching Of The Cup In Somerset

Crowds gathered outside Somerset Cricket Club tonight [Aug 17] as the club hosted their “Marching of the Cup” event with team captain Jordan DeSilva leading the way riding a horse and holding the coveted trophy, celebrating their 2018 Cup Match Classic win.Following behind the captain were other team players, supporters, family and friends... Read more of this article

Video: Mitchell Wins At TransCan In Canada

Video: Mitchell Wins At TransCan In Canada

Bermuda’s Jyire Mitchell raced to victory at the Walton TransCan Grand National Championship Motocross in Canada, winning the Youth 14-29 International/Pro Class. According to the organisers, the TransCan Grand National Championship is a week long festival, which sees over 1,000 motocross riders and their families attend Canada’s most prestigious... Read more of this article

SPORTS

U14 Footballers To Start Caribbean Tournament

U14 Footballers To Start Caribbean Tournament

Bermuda’s U14 National team are set to begin competition later today [Aug 18] in the 2018 Caribbean Football Union Boys U14 Challenge Series, where they are in Group D, and will match up against Cuba, the US Virgin Islands and hosts Cayman Islands. The team at the airport:Today [Aug 18] Bermuda will take on Cuba, they will match up against the... Read more of this article

Sean Trott Finishes 3rd In St. Albans 10k

Sean Trott Finishes 3rd In St. Albans 10k

Bermuda’s Sean Trott was back in action competing in the St. Albans 10k crossing the line in 3rd place. Trott was clocked across the line in a time of 35:00, he finished 40 seconds behind the winner Stephen Buckle who clocked 34:10 and Barnaby Walker was second in 34:41. Related StoriesSimons Wins HBCU Challenge & SIAC Honours Trey... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Marching Of The Cup In Somerset

Photos/Video: Marching Of The Cup In Somerset

Crowds gathered outside Somerset Cricket Club tonight [Aug 17] as the club hosted their “Marching of the Cup” event with team captain Jordan DeSilva leading the way riding a horse and holding the coveted trophy, celebrating their 2018 Cup Match Classic win.Following behind the captain were other team players, supporters, family and friends... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 18

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 18

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 18th.On Saturday the Carnival Horizon and the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ships and the Oslo Bulk 2 general cargo ship are expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will... Read more of this article

Astwood Dickinson’s Surf Simulator Challenge

Astwood Dickinson’s Surf Simulator Challenge

Astwood Dickinson will be celebrating the launch of their new TAG Heuer Shop-in-Shop from August 20 to August 25. The company said,  “We are celebrating the launch of our brand new TAG Heuer Shop-in-Shop in a big way. Join us from August 20th through 25th and try our virtual video Surf Simulator – here for one week only! “Pop in to see... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 17 2018

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 17 2018

August 17 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,930.93, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 59 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF], and the full report for the week is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesNasdaq & BSX Market Technology Agreement Guide... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Astwood Dickinson’s Surf Simulator Challenge

Astwood Dickinson’s Surf Simulator Challenge

Astwood Dickinson will be celebrating the launch of their new TAG Heuer Shop-in-Shop from August 20 to August 25. The company said,  “We are celebrating the launch of our brand new TAG Heuer Shop-in-Shop in a big way. Join us from August 20th through 25th and try our virtual video Surf Simulator – here for one week only! “Pop in to see... Read more of this article

BIFF Partners With Savvy For Next Film Festival

BIFF Partners With Savvy For Next Film Festival

The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] is partnering with Savvy Entertainment, saying they wish to “build on the excitement in the lead-up to their next Film Festival.” A spokesperson said, “Summer is sizzling and outdoor theatre is the buzz. The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] is joining the action. BIFF is partnering... Read more of this article

Themes For Upcoming ‘Made In Bermuda’ Nights

Themes For Upcoming ‘Made In Bermuda’ Nights

Thursday night’s theme for Made in Bermuda Nights is “wear Bermuda”, and the Bermuda Tourism Authority is urging people to break out their finest Bermuda-branded summer gear and Bermuda-inspired outfits and step out onto White’s Island for live music and dancing under the stars. The Wall Street Band will take the stage once again, joined by... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

The Ministry of National Security, the Emergency Measures Organization and the Bermuda Weather Service hosted a meeting on Thursday [Aug 16] to provide an updated 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season briefing to stakeholders.A spokesperson said, “Yesterday’s [August 16] EMO meeting was an opportunity for the Bermuda Weather Service to provide the... Read more of this article

Thompson: Pursue Interests, Remain Disciplined

Thompson: Pursue Interests, Remain Disciplined

The lack of major problems caused by plant pests and diseases on the island is something most of us probably take for granted, but there is work done behind the scenes to protect Bermuda’s environment by people like Terry-Lynn Thompson, the Senior Plant Protection Officer in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Ms. Thompson entered... Read more of this article

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to present lecture title “Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers of the Reptile World” on Thursday, August 16 at 7.00pm at BAMZ Education Classroom The event poster says, “The largest of all sea turtles, and one of the largest reptiles on earth, the Ieatherback turtle can reach 8 feet in length... Read more of this article

CRIME

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

[Written by Don Burgess] “I may have been going too fast.” Those were the words jurors heard from police officers who say Andrew Lake spoke to them after allegedly crashing into a boat resulting in the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee on June 1, 2017. Mr Lake has denied a charge of manslaughter in the death of Mrs McKee, who was... Read more of this article

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] “I just screamed because there was no way I thought anybody would survive.” Jurors heard that as part of an emotional testimony from a witness of the fatal boat crash involving an America’s Cup visitor from New Zealand. One witness, from California, recounted the details leading up to and after Andrew Lake’s boat, the... Read more of this article

Five Chain Snatching Incidents In Two Weeks

Five Chain Snatching Incidents In Two Weeks

Over the past two weeks, there have been at least five reported chain snatching incidents, taking place in Southampton, Pembroke, Devonshire and Paget, with some of the incidents resulting in the thieves stealing the chains, while in other incidents the would-be victim managed to prevent the theft. The descriptions of the suspects in the various incidents... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Premier Meets With Chatterjee Of Envelop Risk

Premier Meets With Chatterjee Of Envelop Risk

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt met with Ari Chatterjee of Envelop Risk, which he said was the first Insurtech company to set up in Bermuda. Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying: “Bermuda’s fintech push continues to bear fruit with more companies setting up on the island. Earlier today, I met with Ari Chatterjee of Enveloprisk, the first insurtech... Read more of this article

BELCO Advisory: Website Service Interruption

BELCO Advisory: Website Service Interruption

BELCO is advising the customers that in order to facilitate back-end server upgrades, their website will be unavailable from 10am on Friday [Aug 17] for 24 to 48 hours starting on Friday morning. A spokesperson said, “BELCO would like to advise customers that in order to facilitate back-end server upgrades, its website, www.belco.bm, including the customer portal, will... Read more of this article

One Communications Cyber Safety Advisory

One Communications Cyber Safety Advisory

One Communications said they “would like to remind the public to exercise caution when receiving emails and/or phone calls requesting personal information.” “A number of suspicious individuals posing as representatives under former company names, Logic and Northrock, have persisted in their attempts to commit fraud. If contacted, customers and the general... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

[Written by Don Burgess] “I may have been going too fast.” Those were the words jurors heard from police officers who say Andrew Lake spoke to them after allegedly crashing into a boat resulting in the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee on June 1, 2017. Mr Lake has denied a charge of manslaughter in the death of Mrs McKee, who was... Read more of this article

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] “I just screamed because there was no way I thought anybody would survive.” Jurors heard that as part of an emotional testimony from a witness of the fatal boat crash involving an America’s Cup visitor from New Zealand. One witness, from California, recounted the details leading up to and after Andrew Lake’s boat, the... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Keith Trott

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Keith Trott

The police have now confirmed the death of 50-year-old Keith Trott who died as a result of what the police said appears to be a single vehicle collision that took place on August 2nd, and said Mr Trott’s death marks the 8th road traffic fatality of the year. A police spokesperson said, “Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 50-year-old... Read more of this article