Viking Cruise Line Adds More Bermuda Cruises

Viking Cruise Line Adds More Bermuda Cruises

Viking cruise line announced that it is adding more sailing dates this summer for their voyages around Bermuda, with the company now offering eight Bermuda cruises, starting  on June 15 and extending until August 3. The company said, “As a result of strong demand, Viking also announced today it is adding more sailing dates this summer for its... Read more of this article

Wells Wins ‘Golden Boot’ For Top Goalscorer

Wells Wins ‘Golden Boot’ For Top Goalscorer

The Bristol City Football Club announced their Players of the Year awards, with Nahki Wells winning the prestigious ‘Golden Boot’ award for the top goalscorer, with the Bermudian footballer recording 11 goals this season. Wells signed with Bristol City back in January 2020, and the Bermuda international has been a stand out player for the... Read more of this article

Video: May 12th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 12th Bernews Morning Newsflash

4 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, 12 people in hospital with 3 in ICU, 62 cases announced so far this month, another Car/Bike rally planned, Port Royal afternoon $50 Green Fee special, superyacht Lady S visits, Commercial Bank appoints Neville Grant, BNV with Donna Raynor & Mia Bean, Marina Bar & 1609 to open at Hamilton Princess, Freemasons’... Read more of this article

4 New Cases, 242 Active, 12 In Hospital, 3 In ICU

4 New Cases, 242 Active, 12 In Hospital, 3 In ICU

The Ministry received 706 test results and four were positive, so there are now 242 active cases, of which 12 people are in hospital with three in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 706 test results since the last update, and four were positive for Covid-19, giving a test positivity rate of 0.6%. One of the new... Read more of this article

Another Car/Bike Rally Being Promoted

Another Car/Bike Rally Being Promoted

[Updated] According to promotions circulating on messaging apps and social media, another car/bike rally is apparently being planned for Sunday, May 16th. The first rally — dubbed the ‘Bermuda Freedom Car/Bike Rally’ and held to protest various aspects related to the pandemic — was held on Sunday, May 2nd, with the event seeing... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With Donna Raynor & Mia Bean

Video: BNV With Donna Raynor & Mia Bean

Chairperson of Local Organizing Committee for the Carifta Games Donna Raynor and Assistant Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee Mia Bean are joining Bernews this afternoon [May 11] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Ms Raynor and Ms Bean set to discuss the cancellation of the Carifta Games. The Carifta Games... Read more of this article

Marina Bar, 1609 To Open At Hamilton Princess

Marina Bar, 1609 To Open At Hamilton Princess

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club announced that they will be opening its newest outlet, the Marina Bar, and reopening its popular seasonal restaurant, 1609 on Thursday [May 13].The Marina Bar was built during the hotel’ closure last year by D&J Construction. A spokesperson said, “The sleek, open bar is located in the heart of the hotel’s... Read more of this article


Freemasons’ Fund Donates To Four Charities

Freemasons’ Fund Donates To Four Charities

As the Freemasons’ Fund For Bermuda [FFFB] celebrates its 40th year, the group recently donated $2,000 each to four Bermuda charities, with the Centre Against Abuse, Coalition For The Protection Of Children, Bermuda Scout Association, and Duke Of Edinburgh Award Programme all receiving funds, with a presentation held virtually on Wednesday, May... Read more of this article

City Of Hamilton To Waive Busker Fee This Year

City Of Hamilton To Waive Busker Fee This Year

The City of Hamilton has decided to waive busker fees for 2021 in “an effort to bring added vibrancy to Hamilton and alleviate financial strain on visual and performance artists caused by Covid-19.” The City’s Marketing and Communications Director Jessica Astwood said, “Every year the City of Hamilton hosts a Busker Programme which aims... Read more of this article

Nine Entrepreneurs Approved For BTA Funding

Nine Entrepreneurs Approved For BTA Funding

[Updated with PDF] The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] announced funding approval for nine tourism entrepreneurs and marketing support for thirteen of the twenty-eight Experience Investment Programme [EIP] applicants. “The tourism entrepreneur programme, paused in the Fall of 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic, was developed by the BTA to support... Read more of this article

BCF Releases Nonprofit Sector Finances Report

BCF Releases Nonprofit Sector Finances Report

The Bermuda Community Foundation [BCF] released a report on the financial status of Bermuda’s registered charitable entities, which includes information on the charitable sector’s revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities. “The timing is important,” notes Dr Myra Virgil, Managing Director of the BCF. “During the early months of the pandemic... Read more of this article

Photos: Superyacht Lady S Visit St. Georges

Photos: Superyacht Lady S Visit St. Georges

The 305-foot long super-yacht Lady S recently paid a quick visit to Bermuda, with the luxury vessel seen in St George’s. The Edmiston website said, “Lady S can accommodate 12 guests across seven cabins, including a master suite, two VIP staterooms, two doubles and two twins. Guests can enjoy the fabulous views through large windows or make the... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Two Vehicles On Fire

BFRS Extinguish Two Vehicles On Fire

Firefighters have extinguished another fire, this time responding to a report of two cars on fire early this morning on Ord Road. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 12:57am on Tuesday May 11th 2021, BFRS Dispatch Center received a report of two vehicles on fire at Ord Road near Tribe Road #1. “BFRS responded with two appliances, one from Hamilton... Read more of this article

Commercial Bank Appoints Neville Grant

Commercial Bank Appoints Neville Grant

Bermuda Commercial Bank Limited announced that Neville Grant has been appointed as the Chief Commercial Officer. A spokesperson said, “Neville joins BCB with 28 years of experience, including senior banking roles at HSBC, both in Bermuda and internationally, as well as with the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation where he was the General... Read more of this article

NACAC Announces Cancellation Of Carifta

NACAC Announces Cancellation Of Carifta

The Carifta Games — which were scheduled to take place in August in Bermuda after having been previously postponed twice — have been cancelled. A report on the Nation News website said, “Organisers of the 2021 Carifta Games were forced to abandon the meet set for August 13-15 in Hamilton, Bermuda. “In a statement released late on Monday... Read more of this article

Video: May 11th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 11th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Another car fire, 17 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda, 14 people in hospital with 2 in ICU, 58 cases announced so far this month, 18-year-old arrested in connection with stabbing, Whitney Roach wins Mother of the Year, RBR soldiers train in North Carolina, Summer Student Entrepreneurship Programme, McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett excels in World Debate... Read more of this article

17 New Cases, 250 Active, 14 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

17 New Cases, 250 Active, 14 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

The Ministry received 3423 test results — from Thursday, Friday and Saturday – and 17 were positive for Covid-19, so there are 250 active cases, of which 14 people are in hospital with two in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 3423 test results since the last update and 17 were positive for Covid-19,... Read more of this article

18-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

18-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

“Detectives have arrested an 18-year-old male in connection with the stabbing & robbery of a 16-year-old male on Friday evening,” the police have confirmed. Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said: “Evidence obtained by officers led them to make the arrest. A second male has also been interviewed in relation to this serious matter.... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: May 12th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 12th Bernews Morning Newsflash

4 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, 12 people in hospital with 3 in ICU, 62 cases announced so far this month, another Car/Bike rally planned, Port Royal afternoon $50 Green Fee special, superyacht Lady S visits, Commercial Bank appoints Neville Grant, BNV with Donna Raynor & Mia Bean, Marina Bar & 1609 to open at Hamilton Princess, Freemasons’... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With Donna Raynor & Mia Bean

Video: BNV With Donna Raynor & Mia Bean

Chairperson of Local Organizing Committee for the Carifta Games Donna Raynor and Assistant Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee Mia Bean are joining Bernews this afternoon [May 11] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Ms Raynor and Ms Bean set to discuss the cancellation of the Carifta Games. The Carifta Games... Read more of this article

Government Hosting Mini-Float Competition

Government Hosting Mini-Float Competition

The Department of Culture and the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation invites individuals, students, families, charities and companies to participate in the mini-float competition as part of the Heritage Month activities. A Government spokesperson said, “Floats should reflect this year’s Heritage Month theme - “Bermudian Resilience”. To help... Read more of this article

SPORTS

BFA  Announce Sponsorship With Footy Promotions

BFA Announce Sponsorship With Footy Promotions

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] Player Development Committee announced a “landmark sponsorship” with Footy Promotions Youth Futsal League. A spokesperson said, “The Youth Futsal League started in 2020 for ages 8-11and has been a great development tool for young players to improve player’s skills, confidence, speed of play and... Read more of this article

Brown Dominates International Championships

Brown Dominates International Championships

Dominique Brown recently competed in the Houston International AOK Karate Championships. The in-person and virtual competition saw Brown pick up seven wins and one second place finish in the eight divisions she competed in. Brown won the Weapons – Traditional 12-17 Advanced Mixed Division, as well as the Krazy Athletic 12-17 Years Mixed Division. Brown... Read more of this article

Finnigan & St. Mary’s Defeat Midwestern State

Finnigan & St. Mary’s Defeat Midwestern State

For the first time since the 2016-17 season, James Finnigan and his St. Mary’s Men’s tennis team earned an NCAA Division II South Central Regional victory as they defeated Midwestern State by a score of 4-1. The win marks the first time in program history St. Mary’s has defeated Midwestern State. Jeremiah Sanchez and Finnigan put St... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

SiriusPoint Announces 2021 Q1 Results

SiriusPoint Announces 2021 Q1 Results

SiriusPoint Ltd. announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021. First Quarter 2021 HighlightsNet income of $130.9 million, or $1.05 per diluted common shareTangible diluted book value per share of $13.97 as of March 31, 2021Combined ratio of 96.6%On a reported basis, catastrophe losses were $5.7 million or 2.2 percentage points... Read more of this article

PartnerRe Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

PartnerRe Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

PartnerRe Ltd. reported net loss attributable to common shareholder of $66 million for the first quarter of 2021. PartnerRe President and Chief Executive Officer Jacques Bonneau commented, “The 2021 underwriting year started on a positive note from a pricing perspective, and we have seen continued momentum throughout our April 1 non-life renewals,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 11 2021

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 11 2021

May 11 saw 43,282 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $212,118.24 BD. 100 shares were traded by LOM Financial Limited, closing up 9.1% at $3.60 per share, while another 42,520 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing down 2.0% at $4.90 per share. 662 shares were traded by Bermuda Aviation Services Ltd, closing down... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Marina Bar, 1609 To Open At Hamilton Princess

Marina Bar, 1609 To Open At Hamilton Princess

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club announced that they will be opening its newest outlet, the Marina Bar, and reopening its popular seasonal restaurant, 1609 on Thursday [May 13].The Marina Bar was built during the hotel’ closure last year by D&J Construction. A spokesperson said, “The sleek, open bar is located in the heart of the hotel’s... Read more of this article

City Of Hamilton To Waive Busker Fee This Year

City Of Hamilton To Waive Busker Fee This Year

The City of Hamilton has decided to waive busker fees for 2021 in “an effort to bring added vibrancy to Hamilton and alleviate financial strain on visual and performance artists caused by Covid-19.” The City’s Marketing and Communications Director Jessica Astwood said, “Every year the City of Hamilton hosts a Busker Programme which aims... Read more of this article

Tsilala Brock To Host Online Voice Lessons

Tsilala Brock To Host Online Voice Lessons

Tsilala Brock is getting set to host online voice lessons dubbed Sing! Bermuda, “incorporating techniques from Marcelle Clemons and vocal teachers across her career.” A spokesperson said, “Voice Lessons with Bermudian Broadway actress Tsilala Brock. Incorporating techniques from Marcelle Clemons and vocal teachers across her career,... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Virtual Classes: Science, Sound, Plants & More

Virtual Classes: Science, Sound, Plants & More

With schools closed to in-person learning due to the pandemic, the BIOS Ocean Academy education has been offering virtual classroom support to teachers and students. A spokesperson said, “In early April, when schools closed to in-person learning in Bermuda due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the BIOS Ocean Academy education team began offering... Read more of this article

Longtail Tropicbird Cam Now Broadcasting Live

Longtail Tropicbird Cam Now Broadcasting Live

The Longtail Tropicbird Cam is now broadcasting live from Nonsuch Island. A spokesperson said, “The Longtail Tropicbird Cam is now broadcasting live from Nonsuch Island and can be viewed here. “Now in its fourth year, it is a collaboration between Nonsuch Expeditions, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources and the Cornell Lab of... Read more of this article

‘Culture In Your Yard’ Brochure Released

‘Culture In Your Yard’ Brochure Released

The Department of Culture introduced ‘Culture in Your Yard’ – the latest series in the ‘Culture@Home’ initiative. A Government spokesperson said, “Bermuda, how many plants can you identify in your neighbourhood that can be used for herbal remedies? “That’s the question the Department of Culture is asking the public as it introduces... Read more of this article

CRIME

18-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

18-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

“Detectives have arrested an 18-year-old male in connection with the stabbing & robbery of a 16-year-old male on Friday evening,” the police have confirmed. Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said: “Evidence obtained by officers led them to make the arrest. A second male has also been interviewed in relation to this serious matter.... Read more of this article

16-Year-Old Male Seriously Injured In Stabbing

16-Year-Old Male Seriously Injured In Stabbing

The police have confirmed that a 16-year-old was injured in a stabbing in Southampton yesterday, and said his injuries “were described as life threatening.” Dectective Inspector Derricka Burns of the Criminal Investigations said, “Shortly before 5:45 p.m. yesterday, Friday 7th May, Police and Emergency Medical Services personnel were dispatched... Read more of this article

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jordan Outerbridge

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jordan Outerbridge

Today marks one month since the murder of Jordan Outerbridge, and the Bermuda Police Service have renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward. Mr Outerbridge — who is pictured below with his family in an image provided by the police — was fatally shot last month in the Tribe Road #2 area in Warwick. The police, who previously said that... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudian Resilience II

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudian Resilience II

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ series features a phone lock screen incorporating the theme of ‘Bermudian Resilience’ — the 2021 Bermuda Day and Heritage Month theme — along with accents of the Bermuda crest and a glimpse of the island’s iconic Gombeys.The design below is also available here as a Facebook profile... Read more of this article

BELCO To Host Online Public Forum On May 12

BELCO To Host Online Public Forum On May 12

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] announced that an online public forum will be held at 5.30 pm on Wednesday [May 12]. A spokesperson said, “BELCO President Wayne Caines will host the meeting which will include a presentation on the Company’s operations and a question and answer session for members of the public. “The public can register here... Read more of this article

“Privacy By Design” Webinar On May 13

“Privacy By Design” Webinar On May 13

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda will hold an educational webinar discussion about Privacy by Design [PbD] on Thursday [May 13], with the event to feature the creator of the PbD principles, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former privacy commissioner for Ontario. A spokesperson said, “On 13 May 2021, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda and the... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BFRS Extinguish Two Vehicles On Fire

BFRS Extinguish Two Vehicles On Fire

Firefighters have extinguished another fire, this time responding to a report of two cars on fire early this morning on Ord Road. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 12:57am on Tuesday May 11th 2021, BFRS Dispatch Center received a report of two vehicles on fire at Ord Road near Tribe Road #1. “BFRS responded with two appliances, one from Hamilton... Read more of this article

Pilot Boat Damaged After ‘Contact With Reef’

Pilot Boat Damaged After ‘Contact With Reef’

[Updated with video] The Government vessel St. David “made contact with a reef” and “sustained damage,” the Government has confirmed A Government spokesperson said, “It has been confirmed by the Ministry that on Thursday, May 6th at 6:48am, while on a training exercise en route to North Rock Beacon, the Government vessel... Read more of this article

Investigation Continues Into Fatal Collisions

Investigation Continues Into Fatal Collisions

The police continue to investigate the two separate fatal collisions and are renewing an appeal for specific witnesses and information. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] continues to investigate Tuesday evening’s two separate fatal collisions – as well as the serious injury collision that left two motorcyclists hospitalised... Read more of this article




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