Ministry: Increase In Reports Of Influenza

Ministry: Increase In Reports Of Influenza

There has been an increase in reports of flu, fever and respiratory symptoms in the community, the Ministry of Health said, noting that “in 2020 thus far, 5% of reported cases have required hospital admissions.” A spokesperson said, “The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] at the Ministry of Health is informing the public of an... Read more of this article

Two Riders Injured In Collision, One Arrested

Two Riders Injured In Collision, One Arrested

A motorcyclist was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving following a collision in Pembroke on Friday night. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:20pm Friday, January 17th police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision in Pembroke. “It appears that a motorcyclist,... Read more of this article

Apply For Summer Employment Programme

Apply For Summer Employment Programme

The Department of Workforce Development is advising that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Summer Employment Programme [SEP], with the Department noting that “successful applicants will gain well-rounded career exposure for 10 weeks from June – August.” The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Aftermath Of Fire In Cedar Park

Photos & Video: Aftermath Of Fire In Cedar Park

Following last night’s fire at the old Cedar Park store in Devonshire, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, who represents the Constituency, stopped by this morning to check on area residents and view the damage.The blaze apparently started at around 10.30pm or so last night, with flames seen rising from the roof of the building, which... Read more of this article

Bascome & Lambe Win Fight Night Pro Matches

Bascome & Lambe Win Fight Night Pro Matches

The hometown fans at last night’s [Jan 18] Fight Night event at the Fairmont Southampton were given plenty to cheer about, as multiple local fighters defeated their overseas opponents, including Nikki Bascome claiming another pro victory, while Andre Lambe won his pro debut in fine style. In front of a packed and enthusiastic audience, Nikki Bascome... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo ‘Disheartened” By Job Losses

Minister Foggo ‘Disheartened” By Job Losses

Minister Lovitta Foggo said she was “disheartened” to hear of job losses at BF&M and advised those “affected by the redundancies that the Department of Workforce Development is available as an immediate resource.” BF&M previously confirmed that seven positions were affected, with two of the people who positions were... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Jan 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Jan 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Ryan Robinson Perinchief was selected as Bermuda’s 2020 Rhodes Scholar, the Festival of Lights raised $21,373 for WindReach, Lana Young was featured in an advertisement for Vicks FluTherapy Severe Cold & Flu, and members of the Southampton Parish Council greeted commuters with morning treats were all some of the positive news stories... Read more of this article


Video: Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Devonshire

Video: Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Devonshire

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were on scene in the Cedar Park, Devonshire area late this evening [Jan 18] extinguishing a fire at the old Cedar Park store.The building, which is located at the back of the neighbourhood, used to be used as a convenience store and has not been in use for the past few years. Further details are limited at this... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Fight Night Champion Boxing

Live Updates: Fight Night Champion Boxing

[Updating] A number of boxers will be in the ring this evening [Jan 18], as the ‘Fight Night Champion’ event takes place at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel, with the headline fight to see professional Bermudian boxer Nikki Bascome take on Ryan Oliver of England, while Bermuda’s Andre Lambe and Mikey Parsons are both set to make their professional... Read more of this article

Dr. Trimm To Take Part In MLK Service In Atlanta

Dr. Trimm To Take Part In MLK Service In Atlanta

Bermudian Dr. Cindy Trimm will deliver the opening prayer at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, January 20th. Dr. Trimm said she views this as an opportunity to further propel Dr. King’s legacy, saying, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is incomparably one... Read more of this article

Justin Donawa Scores In Darlington Victory

Justin Donawa Scores In Darlington Victory

Bermuda’s Justin Donawa scored for Darlington FC today [Jan 18] as they claimed a 3 – 0 victory over Alfreton. His team mate Adam Campbell scored the first two goals, and in the final minutes of the match, the Bermudian footballer put the proverbial icing on the cake by scoring the third goal for his team in stoppage time. The club’s... Read more of this article

Wells Scores As QPR Defeat Leeds United

Wells Scores As QPR Defeat Leeds United

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored the lone goal for Queens Park Rangers as they defeated Leeds United by a score of 1 – 0 today [Jan 18]. The Bermudian striker — who scored a hat trick to start off the year and then scored his 4th goal of 2020 on January 11th – scored in the 20th minute of today’s match, and... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: First Cruise Ship Of 2020 Arrives

Photos & Video: First Cruise Ship Of 2020 Arrives

The first cruise ship of 2020 — the ‘Queen Victoria’ — arrived in Bermuda this morning [Jan 18], carrying an estimated 2,503 passengers and 1,001 crew members. The ship was originally supposed to arrive yesterday, however sailed in to Dockyard this morning, with the delay apparently related to our high winds yesterday. This marks the first of... Read more of this article

Video: January 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: January 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police execute a firearms warrant in Pembroke, Black Pony Gallery to feature Gherdai Hassell, Dana Selassie ‘Amitie’ exhibition, rainbow, winds & waves on North Shore, boxing set to take place tonight, Nathan Trott is “Top Stopper”, Alliance Francaise celebrates “Galette Des Rois”and Minister says rating is a ‘major accomplishment... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Aftermath Of Fire In Cedar Park

Photos & Video: Aftermath Of Fire In Cedar Park

Following last night’s fire at the old Cedar Park store in Devonshire, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, who represents the Constituency, stopped by this morning to check on area residents and view the damage.The blaze apparently started at around 10.30pm or so last night, with flames seen rising from the roof of the building, which... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Jan 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Jan 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Ryan Robinson Perinchief was selected as Bermuda’s 2020 Rhodes Scholar, the Festival of Lights raised $21,373 for WindReach, Lana Young was featured in an advertisement for Vicks FluTherapy Severe Cold & Flu, and members of the Southampton Parish Council greeted commuters with morning treats were all some of the positive news stories... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: First Cruise Ship Of 2020 Arrives

Photos & Video: First Cruise Ship Of 2020 Arrives

The first cruise ship of 2020 — the ‘Queen Victoria’ — arrived in Bermuda this morning [Jan 18], carrying an estimated 2,503 passengers and 1,001 crew members. The ship was originally supposed to arrive yesterday, however sailed in to Dockyard this morning, with the delay apparently related to our high winds yesterday. This marks the first of... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bascome & Lambe Win Fight Night Pro Matches

Bascome & Lambe Win Fight Night Pro Matches

The hometown fans at last night’s [Jan 18] Fight Night event at the Fairmont Southampton were given plenty to cheer about, as multiple local fighters defeated their overseas opponents, including Nikki Bascome claiming another pro victory, while Andre Lambe won his pro debut in fine style. In front of a packed and enthusiastic audience, Nikki Bascome... Read more of this article

Smith & Evans To Compete In World Cup Series

Smith & Evans To Compete In World Cup Series

The world of Olympic competition arrives in the USA with the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series on January 20th – 25th in Miami, with over 200 sailors from 50 nations –  including Bermuda –  set to race across seven fleets on Biscayne Bay. In the 48-boat Laser fleet, sailors and competitors from Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman... Read more of this article

Netball: U11, U14, U17 & Senior League Results

Netball: U11, U14, U17 & Senior League Results

The latest round of Bermuda Netball Association matches took place at Bernards Park, with the Rangers, Phoenix Sparks, Storm Lightning, Reds, Phoenix Embers, Storm, Whites, Phoenix Heat & Docksiders recording wins. Under 11 Division Rangers defeated the North Village Lady Rams 5 – 3. Rangers got 3 goals from A’meerah Richardson-Swan, while Xhe’naye... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Column: How To Price Your Airbnb Rental

Column: How To Price Your Airbnb Rental

[Column written by Ade Brown] About 60% of your potential income comes from the intrinsic value of your property, location, and amenities. The other 40% is dependent upon implementing an effective Airbnb pricing strategy. Your strategy should take into account the fluctuating demand for your property throughout the year. Airbnb allows you to set different... Read more of this article

Apply For Summer Employment Programme

Apply For Summer Employment Programme

The Department of Workforce Development is advising that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Summer Employment Programme [SEP], with the Department noting that “successful applicants will gain well-rounded career exposure for 10 weeks from June – August.” The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said,... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo ‘Disheartened” By Job Losses

Minister Foggo ‘Disheartened” By Job Losses

Minister Lovitta Foggo said she was “disheartened” to hear of job losses at BF&M and advised those “affected by the redundancies that the Department of Workforce Development is available as an immediate resource.” BF&M previously confirmed that seven positions were affected, with two of the people who positions were... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

BIFF To Screen ‘Echo In The Canyon’ Film

BIFF To Screen ‘Echo In The Canyon’ Film

The Bermuda International Film Festival is to screen an award-winning music documentary at its BIFFlix monthly series. Echo in the Canyon is a film about the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s.It features candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton,... Read more of this article

Lionfish Bites Fundraiser On January 25th

Lionfish Bites Fundraiser On January 25th

The Bermuda Zoological Society, Bermuda Lionfish Taskforce, and Bermuda Tourism Authority will be hosting a fundraiser entitled “Lionfish Bites” on Saturday, January 25, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. An online promo said, “An evening of lionfish canapes and other tasty treats expertly prepared by celebrity... Read more of this article

Bermuda Spa Month Returns This February

Bermuda Spa Month Returns This February

Bermuda’s spas are gearing up for a month-long promotion of health and wellness, with numerous properties preparing to offer substantial deals to travellers and residents throughout February. Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] launched “Bermuda Spa Month” last year to help drive visitation during the winter season and provide new on-island experiences... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

“199 Loads Of Bulk Waste Were Delivered”

“199 Loads Of Bulk Waste Were Delivered”

The Ministry of Public Works in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] recently held a bulky waste clean-up to encourage residents to responsibly dispose of metal waste, rubble, furniture, appliances and other large items. A Government spokesperson said, “The event held on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 of January, involved the public grouping... Read more of this article

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. “Globally, 2019 temperatures were second only to those of 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend: the past... Read more of this article

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

This week the Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of two international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission. The Sargasso Sea Commission was established by the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea, signed in Bermuda on March 11, 2014. The Commission celebrated its five year anniversary last year with... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Execute A Firearms Warrant In Pembroke

Police Execute A Firearms Warrant In Pembroke

The police executed a firearms warrant this afternoon [Jan 17] at a residence in Pembroke, with the police confirming that the warrant was in relation to the firearms incident at the Ambiance Night Club earlier this month. Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith said, “The Bermuda Police Service executed a firearms warrant this afternoon at the... Read more of this article

Male Stabbing Victim Treated & Discharged

Male Stabbing Victim Treated & Discharged

A 46-year-old male security guard has been treated and discharged from the hospital following a stabbing incident outside of Carousel Liquors on Front Street in Hamilton. A police spokesperson said, “The 46-year-old male security guard stabbed by another man around 8:15pm Wednesday, January 15th outside Carousel Liquors on Front Street in the... Read more of this article

Man Stabbed Outside Of Store On Front Street

Man Stabbed Outside Of Store On Front Street

A man working as security guard was stabbed outside of a liquor store on Front Street in Hamilton last night [Jan 15], the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:15pm Wednesday, January 15th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported assault outside Carousel Liquors on Front Street in the City of Hamilton. “It... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

RenaissanceRe Sponsor BIOS Programme

RenaissanceRe Sponsor BIOS Programme

BIOS has announced that RenaissanceRe will fund the the Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education [MARINE] program for the next two years. A spokesperson said, “Since 2015, the Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education program has been a core component of BIOS’s Ocean Academy, which offers a suite of hands-on education and research opportunities for students and teachers in... Read more of this article

“World’s First Captive To Insure Crypto Custody”

“World’s First Captive To Insure Crypto Custody”

Premier David Burt announced that Gemini Trust Company, LLC — a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian — has launched Nakamoto, Ltd. a captive insurance company licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] to insure Gemini Custody. “Nakamoto — the world’s first captive to insure crypto custody — allows Gemini Custody to increase its insurance... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host Space Sustainability Workshop

Bermuda To Host Space Sustainability Workshop

The Government of Bermuda and the Secure World Foundation will host the Bermuda Space Sustainability Workshop 2020 next week to “discuss potential space sustainability options for Bermuda.” “The space industry is currently experiencing a commercial boom, which presents economic opportunities for Bermuda,” said the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban. “Therefore,... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two Riders Injured In Collision, One Arrested

Two Riders Injured In Collision, One Arrested

A motorcyclist was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving following a collision in Pembroke on Friday night. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:20pm Friday, January 17th police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision in Pembroke. “It appears that a motorcyclist,... Read more of this article

Video: Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Devonshire

Video: Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Devonshire

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were on scene in the Cedar Park, Devonshire area late this evening [Jan 18] extinguishing a fire at the old Cedar Park store.The building, which is located at the back of the neighbourhood, used to be used as a convenience store and has not been in use for the past few years. Further details are limited at this... Read more of this article

1,794 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions In 2019

1,794 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions In 2019

1,794 people visited King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s [KEMH] Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre due to road traffic accidents in 2019, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. According to BHB, “Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics for the period 01 January – 31 December 2019... Read more of this article