Covid-19: 393 Test Results, One Was Positive

Covid-19: 393 Test Results, One Was Positive

Today there were 393 test results received and one was positive for Covid-19, with the new case “imported on yesterday’s Air Canada flight.” A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 393 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and one was positive for COVID-19. The new case was imported on yesterday’s Air Canada flight. “Bermuda... Read more of this article

Unemployment Benefit Payments Delayed

Unemployment Benefit Payments Delayed

Due to technical problems at the bank, unemployment benefit payments due today were delayed, however the matter has been resolved and the payments are scheduled to be processed this evening, the Ministry of Finance said. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Finance is advising the public that due to technical problems being experienced by the... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 10 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 10 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... Read more of this article

Eight Years Later: Disappearance Of Rudy Smith

Eight Years Later: Disappearance Of Rudy Smith

Yesterday [July 9] marked the eighth anniversary of the disappearance of Rudy Smith, who was last seen alive in July 2012, with the police previously saying that his disappearance is “being treated as a murder investigation and remains an active case.” The police renewed their appeal for information into Mr. Smith’s disappearance... Read more of this article

Minister Burch On Curfew, Regulations & More

Minister Burch On Curfew, Regulations & More

The curfew remains midnight to 5am, permitted gatherings are set at a maximum of 50 persons unless the organisers have an exemption, and enforcement protocols must be enhanced, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking at last night’s press briefing, Minister Burch said, “I am happy to provide an update on the work of the Cabinet... Read more of this article

Premier: New Cabinet Ministers On Wednesday

Premier: New Cabinet Ministers On Wednesday

“It is my expectation to ask the Governor to make new appointments to the Cabinet next week Wednesday,” Premier David Burt said, with the Premier saying that “inviting two committed and dedicated Ministers of the Government to resign gave me no pleasure” but ”rules and regulations mean nothing if we are not prepared to... Read more of this article

Review: A ‘Fabulous’ Staycation At Rosewood

Review: A ‘Fabulous’ Staycation At Rosewood

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Summertime is usually the season when resident leave the rock for vacations. Disney World, Europe, the Caribbean, cruises, visiting family, etc are all popular options throughout July and August. This year, things are a bit different thanks to a global pandemic known as Covid-19. With the LF Wade International Airport... Read more of this article


Video: July 10th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 10th Bernews Morning Newsflash

New Cabinet appointments expected on Wednesday, police urge people to call correct lines, post office update on overseas mail service, no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda, Titan Express Emancipation Day events, C2 superyacht visits St. George’s, over 5,500 people sign online petition to reintroduce Ashay Programme and Green Family donates... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [July 9] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below. Update 5.57pm: The Government said, “We received 283 new COVID-19 results today. All 283 results received were negative. Total confirmed cases in... Read more of this article

Photos: Mirrors Student Art & Digital Contest

Photos: Mirrors Student Art & Digital Contest

The Mirrors Programme is holding the fourth annual Art and Digital Competition at Masterworks, with the island’s young artists showcasing their talents. Mirrors Programme Manager Kimberley Jackson stated, “The student art exhibit never fails to provide us with a remarkable display of our youth’s creative and artistic talent. This year the... Read more of this article

Covid-19 Guidelines For Recreational Boating

Covid-19 Guidelines For Recreational Boating

The Government has released a document providing guidance for physical distancing for private recreational boating in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance advises boaters to stay home if they’re sick, practice good hygiene, gather in groups of a maximum of 50 people during raft-ups, wear masks, bring personal food and drink, limit... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 9 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 9 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... Read more of this article

Green Family Donates $50,000 To BCHC

Green Family Donates $50,000 To BCHC

Following the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s recent appeal in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Green family has made a donation of $50,000 to the organisation. ”The Centre has found itself under financial strain in recent months as a result of steps taken to ensure patient safety and has launched an appeal to raise $200,000 to cover its... Read more of this article

Mirrors Programme Honours Volunteers

Mirrors Programme Honours Volunteers

Last Friday [July 3], Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs Kathy Lynn Simmons attended the Mirrors volunteer reception and opening of the Art and Digital Competition held in the Rick Faries Gallery at Masterworks. A government spokesperson said, “At the Mirrors volunteer reception and opening of the fourth annual Art and Digital Competition... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate On Student Visa Services

U.S. Consulate On Student Visa Services

On July 15th, the U.S. Consulate General will resume visa services for students attending schools in the United States. A spokesperson said, “Students who have a valid I-20 Form, paid the SEVIS fee, and wish to apply for a F, M, or J visa should visit our website and follow the instructions to complete the electronic application. “On the day of... Read more of this article

Photos: C2 Superyacht Visits St. George’s

Photos: C2 Superyacht Visits St. George’s

The 282-foot long super-yacht C2 recently paid a visit to Bermuda, with the luxury vessel seen in St George’s. The SuperYacht Times website said, “The 86m C2 yacht was built in 2008 by Abeking & Rasmussen. She features an exterior design by Reymond Langton and an interior by Reymond Langton. “She cruises at 14 knots and reaches a... Read more of this article

Online Petition: Reintroduce Ashay Programme

Online Petition: Reintroduce Ashay Programme

An online petition aiming to see the ‘Ashay: Rites of Passage Programme’ reintroduced to Bermuda’s schools in order to teach “important lessons in Black history, values, and respect” has garnered more than 5,500 signatures since being launched. Started by Ruth Moran, the petition is addressed to Premier David Burt, Minister of Education Diallo... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: July 10 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 10 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... Read more of this article

Video: July 10th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 10th Bernews Morning Newsflash

New Cabinet appointments expected on Wednesday, police urge people to call correct lines, post office update on overseas mail service, no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda, Titan Express Emancipation Day events, C2 superyacht visits St. George’s, over 5,500 people sign online petition to reintroduce Ashay Programme and Green Family donates... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [July 9] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below. Update 5.57pm: The Government said, “We received 283 new COVID-19 results today. All 283 results received were negative. Total confirmed cases in... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Goater Appointed As Hamilton Parish Head Coach

Goater Appointed As Hamilton Parish Head Coach

Sergio Goater has taken over the helm at the Hamilton Parish Workman’s Club as the Senior Men’s Head Coach. Mr Goater, who holds a UEFA B License, is hoping to re-establish Hamilton Parish Senior programme as a force to be reckoned with. He said, “I have to be able to work with all the players, I was taught, if you don’t adapt you will die as... Read more of this article

First Finisher Expected In Spirit Sailing Rally 

First Finisher Expected In Spirit Sailing Rally 

The first finisher in the Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally is expected to arrive this evening [July 10], with the ocean race seeing vessels race to Bermuda  from two locations in the United States An update from the organisers said, “Facing headwinds on their final approach to the finish, Andy Schell’s Swan 59 Icebear skippered by Sean Westoby... Read more of this article

BPGA Stroke Play Championships Continues

BPGA Stroke Play Championships Continues

The 2020 Bermuda Professional Golf Association’s [BPGA] Stroke Play Championships continued at Tuckers Point. Chris Smith will go into the final round with a 1-stroke lead over Camiko Smith. Chris Smith shot a second round 67, for a total of 139, with Camiko Smith shooting a second round 69 for a total of 140. Chaka DeSilva is in third after shooting... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 10 2020

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 10 2020

July 10 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 1,834.79, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 58 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF], and the full report for the week is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesBermuda Stock Exchange Report: July... Read more of this article

Unemployment Benefit Payments Delayed

Unemployment Benefit Payments Delayed

Due to technical problems at the bank, unemployment benefit payments due today were delayed, however the matter has been resolved and the payments are scheduled to be processed this evening, the Ministry of Finance said. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Finance is advising the public that due to technical problems being experienced by the... Read more of this article

PwC Celebrates Bermudian HeadStart Milestones

PwC Celebrates Bermudian HeadStart Milestones

Bermudian Sean Kelly – a part of the inaugural HeadStart programme in 2008 – was named a partner at PwC Bermuda, effective July 1. A spokesperson said, “PwC’s HeadStart programme provides Bermudians with scholarships, training and mentorship to springboard their careers in the financial services industry. Aimed at accelerating personal... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: A ‘Fabulous’ Staycation At Rosewood

Review: A ‘Fabulous’ Staycation At Rosewood

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Summertime is usually the season when resident leave the rock for vacations. Disney World, Europe, the Caribbean, cruises, visiting family, etc are all popular options throughout July and August. This year, things are a bit different thanks to a global pandemic known as Covid-19. With the LF Wade International Airport... Read more of this article

Photos: Mirrors Student Art & Digital Contest

Photos: Mirrors Student Art & Digital Contest

The Mirrors Programme is holding the fourth annual Art and Digital Competition at Masterworks, with the island’s young artists showcasing their talents. Mirrors Programme Manager Kimberley Jackson stated, “The student art exhibit never fails to provide us with a remarkable display of our youth’s creative and artistic talent. This year the... Read more of this article

Covid-19 Guidelines For Recreational Boating

Covid-19 Guidelines For Recreational Boating

The Government has released a document providing guidance for physical distancing for private recreational boating in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance advises boaters to stay home if they’re sick, practice good hygiene, gather in groups of a maximum of 50 people during raft-ups, wear masks, bring personal food and drink, limit... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Brownies Reuse Waste, Hold Eco Fashion Show

Brownies Reuse Waste, Hold Eco Fashion Show

While completing schooling via remote learning, the First Devonshire Brownie Pack has designed outfits, hats, and accessories using items that would ordinarily be considered garbage. A spokesperson said, “The First Devonshire Brownie Pack has spent the last few months designing outfits, hats and accessories using items that would ordinarily be tossed... Read more of this article

ABIR To Host Climate Risk Webinar On June 22

ABIR To Host Climate Risk Webinar On June 22

The Association Of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers [ABIR] will be hosting a Climate Risk Webinar on Monday, June 22 at 11.00am. ABIR said, “Celebrate International Climate Change Day with a Climate Risk Webinar including Bermuda Market Leaders and featuring special guest, Ms. Ekhosuehi Iyahen, Secretary-General, Insurance Development Forum. “The... Read more of this article

BZS To Host Virtual Lecture Series On Energy

BZS To Host Virtual Lecture Series On Energy

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to host Zoom lectures entitled ‘Energy Empowerment’ on Thursday, June 18 at 7.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Coronavirus-related disruptions have given the Bermuda Zoological Society time to rethink its lecture series. In response to the new way of communicating with our members and the community,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Eight Years Later: Disappearance Of Rudy Smith

Eight Years Later: Disappearance Of Rudy Smith

Yesterday [July 9] marked the eighth anniversary of the disappearance of Rudy Smith, who was last seen alive in July 2012, with the police previously saying that his disappearance is “being treated as a murder investigation and remains an active case.” The police renewed their appeal for information into Mr. Smith’s disappearance... Read more of this article

UK Court Orders Confiscation After Conviction

UK Court Orders Confiscation After Conviction

A court in the U.K. has confiscated thousands of pounds from Marcus Weeks and Dalji Waldron after they were convicted of drug charges. The report from Lincolnshire Live said that two brothers “have had thousands of pounds confiscated after selling drugs to university students in Lincoln by taxi.” Marcus Weeks and Dalji Waldron were jailed... Read more of this article

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

The Bermuda Police Service is holding a press conference this afternoon [July 8] at the Hamilton Police Station to address the two acts of violence which occurred last evening. We will have additional information later on and you can watch the live video below. Last night, a “domestic incident” at a Warwick residence resulted in the death of a 52-year-old... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Police Urge People To Call Correct Lines

Police Urge People To Call Correct Lines

“In recent times there has been an increase in the number of calls to the main police line from individuals making reports and seeking information resulting in that line becoming congested as officers deal with matters for which that line was not intended,” the police said. “We wish to remind the public of the other means of contacting the BPS for information... Read more of this article

Appleby Launch Offshore Data Protection Guide

Appleby Launch Offshore Data Protection Guide

Appleby has launched an Offshore Data Protection Guide to “provide a detailed overview of the privacy and cybersecurity regimes in eight of the world’s leading offshore jurisdictions.” A spokesperson said, “The guide offers businesses quick answers to some of the most critical issues related to data protection. “In addition to outlining local... Read more of this article

Quarantine Monitoring Bracelet If Test Positive

Quarantine Monitoring Bracelet If Test Positive

If a visitor to the island tests positive for Covid-19 they will be fitted with a quarantine bracelet and required to isolate in their room, and if they attempt to leave their room the monitoring device will alert the authorities. This is one of the safety measures the Government has put in place as the island’s airport re-opens to commercial flights after a three... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

‘Motorcycle Rider Collided With A Light Pole’

‘Motorcycle Rider Collided With A Light Pole’

Police responded to a single vehicle road traffic collision in the Harrington Sound area this afternoon. At around 4.45pm today, a police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 4:00 pm today Thursday, 9th July, police responded to a single vehicle road traffic collision, just east of the junction of Harrington Sound and Harrington Hundreds Roads. “Details... Read more of this article

Injured Soldier’s Family Extend Their Thanks

Injured Soldier’s Family Extend Their Thanks

The family of Private Ndavyah Williams, who has undergone surgery since being flown to Boston after being struck by a vehicle while manning a checkpoint on June 29, is offering thanks for the support received following the incident. The collision also injured Private Wilkes, resulting in a broken ankle. A member of the family said, “On June 29th at... Read more of this article

Collision, Rider Arrested For Impaired Driving

Collision, Rider Arrested For Impaired Driving

One motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired, while another one required emergency surgery after a head-on collision involving two motorcycles on South Road in Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 4:45 p.m. on Sunday 5th July, police received a report a two vehicle on South Road in Warwick. “Upon arrival... Read more of this article