Video: February 24 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 24 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Marc Telemaque sworn in as new Cabinet Secretary, contract diver injured working on the sea wall repair on Front Street, Opposition reply to 2018/19 Budget, Premier Burt releases airport deal review and says would cost over $196 million to cancel, Egyptian military aircraft ruptures tire while landing at airport, Bermuda Principles Conference,... Read more of this article

Marc Telemaque Sworn In As Cabinet Secretary

Marc Telemaque Sworn In As Cabinet Secretary

Marc Telemaque has been sworn in as the new Secretary to the Cabinet, the Government has confirmed. A Government spokesperson said, “In accordance with the Constitution and on the recommendation of Premier and Minister of Finance, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, the Governor Mr. John Rankin, performed a brief ceremony during which Mr. Marc Telemaque... Read more of this article

Airport Project Agreement Review Released

Airport Project Agreement Review Released

[Updated] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is holding a press conference this afternoon [Feb 23]. We will have additional coverage later on, and in the meantime the live video of Premier Burt’s press conference is below. Update 1.32pm: We will update with the full information as able, with Premier Burt saying that the Government is releasing... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 23 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 23 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: Military Plane Tire Ruptures On Landing

Photos: Military Plane Tire Ruptures On Landing

The airport’s airfield was shut down for approximately thirty minutes today [Feb 23] after the tire of an Egyptian Military C-130 aircraft ruptured while making a scheduled landing, resulting in “smoke and debris being scattered on the runway.” Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Sergeant Allan Wilkinson said, “At 10:20am... Read more of this article

Contract Diver Injured In Industrial Accident

Contract Diver Injured In Industrial Accident

A contract diver working on the sea wall repair on Front Street was injured this morning [Feb 23], the City has confirmed. A spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton advises that at approximately 11:30 this morning, a contract diver working on the sea wall repair on Front Street was injured by a piece of equipment and transported to the hospital. “The... Read more of this article

Full Text: Opposition Reply To 2018/19 Budget

Full Text: Opposition Reply To 2018/19 Budget

The Budget “does not deliver on all its promises” and “many of the policies presented are entirely aspirational in nature,” Opposition Leader and Shadow Finance Minister Jeanne Atherden said as she delivered the Opposition’s Reply to the 2018/19 Budget in the House of Assembly today [Feb 23]. “The OBA has paved the... Read more of this article


US Consulate: Book Appts Now To Avoid Delays

US Consulate: Book Appts Now To Avoid Delays

The U.S. Consulate said they encourage those in need of routine consular services including the renewal of visas and U.S. passports to “schedule appointments as soon as possible to avoid potential delays in service due to ongoing construction on the premises.”“Construction is underway on the Consulate grounds and is soon expected... Read more of this article

Video: Opposition Reply To 2018/19 Budget

Video: Opposition Reply To 2018/19 Budget

[Updated] Opposition Leader and Shadow Finance Minister Jeanne Atherden will deliver the Opposition’s Reply to the 2018/19 Budget in the House of Assembly today [Feb 23], and you can watch the reply from Parliament via a live video below, which is set to begin sometime after 10.00am.Increasing access to capital for Bermudians by reforming the 60/40... Read more of this article

Charts Only: Opposition’s 2018 Budget Reply

Charts Only: Opposition’s 2018 Budget Reply

For those seeking a quick visual view of the Opposition’s official response to the 2018 Budget, which was delivered in the House of Assembly by Opposition Leader and Shadow Finance Minister Jeanne Atherden today [Feb 23], the charts extracted from the Reply are below. You can view our live updates of the Budget Reply here, the complete Reply to the... Read more of this article

Second Annual Bermuda Principles Conference

Second Annual Bermuda Principles Conference

The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] welcome reception for the second annual Bermuda Principles Conference was held at the Fairmont Southampton recently, with BTA Chief Investment Officer Andy Burrows offering welcome remarks to the delegates in attendance. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority was pleased to host the welcome... Read more of this article

Video: February 23 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 23 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Opposition Leader and Shadow Finance Minister Jeanne Atherden set to deliver Budget Reply today, man injured following collision in Southampton, Kenyan police arrests three suspects in connection with murder of Richard Tirop Kessio, Transport Minister Walter Roban on 2018/19 Budget, Paget Primary’s Black History Month impresses Premier, Pembroke... Read more of this article

Photos: RAF Military Jets & Tanker At Airport

Photos: RAF Military Jets & Tanker At Airport

Aircraft from the Royal Air Force [RAF] could be seen at the L.F. Wade International Airport today [Feb 22]. Recent visits have seen Typhoon fighter jets accompanied by A330 Voyager tankers as they travel from Lajes Air Base in Terceira, Azores on their way to the annual Red Flag Exercise in Las Vegas, Nevada where the exercise gives pilots the experience... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 22 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

Health Council Publishes Drug Pricing Tool

Health Council Publishes Drug Pricing Tool

The Bermuda Health Council has reformed how the public is able look up information about prescription drug pricing, publishing a consumer guidance tool that shows the prices of commonly used drugs on the island. A spokesperson said, “This tool can be found on our website. To find the suggested total cost for a drug, we have provided the lowest... Read more of this article

Video: Transport Minister On 2018/19 Budget

Video: Transport Minister On 2018/19 Budget

$3 million has been allocated to purchase of eight new buses, half a million to restart the solar rebate programme, and Marine & Ports and the Public Transportation Department will be movinf towards electronic fare collections. These were a few of the initiatives mentioned as the Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban held a press... Read more of this article

Marcus Samuelsson To Host Chef Competition

Marcus Samuelsson To Host Chef Competition

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club today [Feb 22] announces that celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson will be hosting a chef competition on Saturday, March 3 for local culinary students to compete for an employment contract at the resort. This event comes as part of a weekend of activities for Marcus at the hotel, including a Book Signing Dinner and a Competition... Read more of this article

Paget Primary’s Museum Impresses Premier

Paget Primary’s Museum Impresses Premier

Premier David Burt stopped by Paget Primary School as they transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums, saying he was very impressed by the tour, with the school providing “great information on Bermuda culture and Black trailblazers.” The Premier tweeted the photos below, and said, “Can I just say how very impressed... Read more of this article

Video: February 22 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 22 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police confirm the death of a 50-year-old male visitor, Geoscience Summit said “same sex marriage ban violates location requirements,” Minister Caines holds lunch & learn to discuss digital currency & blockchain, Government will revise height restrictions in Hamilton, Government meet with BIU officials, Bermuda to host International... Read more of this article

‘African Colonisation Of Bermuda’ Presentation

‘African Colonisation Of Bermuda’ Presentation

Bermuda College will feature a presentation by Dr. Clarence Maxwell — “Before the Akaniba; the African colonisation of Bermuda 1616 -1680″ — on Thursday, March 8th The event poster said, “African colonisation of Bermuda during the seventeenth century played a significant role in the island’s success and sustainability. “Enslaved... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: February 24 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 24 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Marc Telemaque sworn in as new Cabinet Secretary, contract diver injured working on the sea wall repair on Front Street, Opposition reply to 2018/19 Budget, Premier Burt releases airport deal review and says would cost over $196 million to cancel, Egyptian military aircraft ruptures tire while landing at airport, Bermuda Principles Conference,... Read more of this article

Airport Project Agreement Review Released

Airport Project Agreement Review Released

[Updated] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is holding a press conference this afternoon [Feb 23]. We will have additional coverage later on, and in the meantime the live video of Premier Burt’s press conference is below. Update 1.32pm: We will update with the full information as able, with Premier Burt saying that the Government is releasing... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 23 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 23 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

BSSF Hold Middle School Rugby Tournament

BSSF Hold Middle School Rugby Tournament

Three different schools walked away from the National Sports Center as winners of the Bermuda School Sports Federation’s Middle School Rugby Tournament took place. Warwick Academy won the Boys A Division tackle Tournament. Warwick Academy won the Round Robin Tournament on point difference after finishing with three wins and one draw. Saltus Grammar... Read more of this article

BMRC Trash-A-Thon To Be Held Tomorrow

BMRC Trash-A-Thon To Be Held Tomorrow

The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club [BMRC] youth division is hosting a Trash-a-Thon on Sunday [Feb 25] as part of their fundraising efforts for their first overseas training and race weekend in April. A spokesperson said, “The BMRC’s youth division, Spark, is holding a Trash-a-Thon tomorrow, Sunday, February 25th in support of 10 youth racers... Read more of this article

Mountain Bike Race Series Points Standings

Mountain Bike Race Series Points Standings

After Seven Races in the 2017-2018 Furniture Walk Mountain Bike Race Series, now bring you the current Championship Points Standings. Charles Swart is the leader in the Male A Division with 92 points, Adam Kirk is in second with 72 points and Matthew Oliveira is in third with 50 points. Hans Hirschi leads the Male Veteran Division with 175 points,... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Somers Limited Announces Financial Results

Somers Limited Announces Financial Results

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], Somers Limited a financial services investment holding company, announce its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The full filing stated: Somers Limited, a financial services investment holding company, is pleased to announce its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Overview... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting February 24

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting February 24

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday February 24th.On Monday the Oleander container ship and the Christian Radich full-rigged ship are expected, and on Wednesday the Somers Isles container ship will arrive. On Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 23 2018

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 23 2018

February 23 saw 229 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $10,419.50 BD. 229 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing up 4.6% at $45.50 per share. The BSX finished at 2,561.75, up 3.64% on the day. There was 1 advance, 0 declines, and 60 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF],... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Marcus Samuelsson To Host Chef Competition

Marcus Samuelsson To Host Chef Competition

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club today [Feb 22] announces that celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson will be hosting a chef competition on Saturday, March 3 for local culinary students to compete for an employment contract at the resort. This event comes as part of a weekend of activities for Marcus at the hotel, including a Book Signing Dinner and a Competition... Read more of this article

Savvy Entertainment’s ‘Vegas Night’ On Feb 24

Savvy Entertainment’s ‘Vegas Night’ On Feb 24

Savvy Entertainment is getting set to host their first official event in The Shed, Bermuda’s newest entertainment venue in Dockyard, located on Cross Island; the space was formerly used by Team BAR during the America’s Cup and will play host to Vegas Night on Saturday, February 24 from 7.00pm until midnight. A spokesperson said, “Attendees... Read more of this article

Black Panther Showing Inspires & Assists Charity

Black Panther Showing Inspires & Assists Charity

[Written by Hafid James] This all started with my good friend Kara Simmons and I deciding to celebrate the Black Panther opening, a cultural game changer, by getting a few friends and fellow nerds together, buying out a cinema and enjoying the film. It exploded very quickly from a few friends, to 30 people, to about 100 people. Along the way we decided... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Pembroke Rotary Club Plants A Yellowood

Pembroke Rotary Club Plants A Yellowood

Ian H. S. Riseley is the President of Rotary International for 2017-18, and as part of his theme of “Rotary: Making a Difference in 2017-18,” he has challenged all 1.2 million Rotary members around the world to plant a tree before Earth Day on April 22. In response to President Riseley’s challenge, the Pembroke Rotary Club recently partnered with... Read more of this article

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Human health risks associated with drinking local tank water could be significantly reduced through increased public awareness of tank water as raw water and the adoption of appropriate disinfection procedures. According to the Government, that was one of the key findings of a new collaborative study examining the challenges facing Bermuda’s water... Read more of this article

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Elizabeth J. Zechmeister & Claire Q. Evans] During the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season, six major storms – all of which were Category 3 or higher – produced devastating human, material and financial devastation across the southern United States and the Caribbean. Last year’s above-average storm activity was... Read more of this article

CRIME

Kenyan Police Make Arrests Following Murder

Kenyan Police Make Arrests Following Murder

Kenyan police are holding three suspects in connection with the murder of Richard Tirop Kessio – a three time Bermuda Marathon champion — who was murdered in January 2018, according to a story in Citizen Digital. The story said, “Police in Eldoret are holding three suspects in connection with the murder of Richard Tirop Kessio – a road running... Read more of this article

‘Making The Safety Of Our Children A Priority’

‘Making The Safety Of Our Children A Priority’

Jonathan Jon Cumberbatch — a 55-year-old convicted child sex offender — is to be released from prison today, with the Government previously issuing a public notification and a number of groups noting their support for the Government’s decision to notify the public, while expressing concern about Cumberbatch being released and saying the safety... Read more of this article

Bermudian Student Killed In United Kingdom

Bermudian Student Killed In United Kingdom

Nottinghamshire police have launched a murder investigation after 17-year-old Bermudian student Lyrico Steede died after suffering serious injuries after being attacked in Bulwell. A statement from the Nottinghamshire Police in the UK said, “A 17-year-old who suffered serious injuries in a stabbing in Bulwell last week has died. “Lyrico... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines held a lunch and learn event today [Feb 21] to discuss cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other aspects of digital currency, with the Minister joined by industry experts and attendees to discuss and the Government’s plans. “This is a phenomenal opportunity for our country to grow,” said the Minister, who noted Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference

A new Bermudian edition of a successful North American cyber-risk conference will be held later this year, the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] has announced. The inaugural International Cyber Risk Management Conference [ICRMC] Bermuda, presented by Canada’s MSA Research Inc, will take place December 6–7 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, following... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was interviewed at Fintech World’s: Blue Chip ICO’s Road Show at The Harvard Club, New York City, with the Minister discussing blockchain and cryptocurrency. “This is an opportunity to Bermuda to diversify,” Minister Caines said. “Blockchain technology is now enveloping the world and and we want to be the... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two People Discharged After Collisions

Two People Discharged After Collisions

A 30-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man who were injured following separate collisions have been treated and discharged from the hospital. Driver Treated & Discharged After Devonshire Car Crash A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [February 23rd] the driver injured in a single vehicle car crash around 3pm Thursday, February... Read more of this article

Contract Diver Injured In Industrial Accident

Contract Diver Injured In Industrial Accident

A contract diver working on the sea wall repair on Front Street was injured this morning [Feb 23], the City has confirmed. A spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton advises that at approximately 11:30 this morning, a contract diver working on the sea wall repair on Front Street was injured by a piece of equipment and transported to the hospital. “The... Read more of this article

Woman Injured In Collision On Orange Valley Rd

Woman Injured In Collision On Orange Valley Rd

A woman was injured following a collision on Orange Valley Road in Devonshire this afternoon [Feb 22]. A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 3pm today, February 22nd , police and other first responders attended an in incident in Devonshire. “Upon police arrival it was ascertained that a car somehow was driven off an embankment on Orange... Read more of this article