Live Updates: Gathering At House of Assembly

Live Updates: Gathering At House of Assembly

[Updating] The debate on the legislation regarding the airport redevelopment agreement is set to take place at the House of Assembly this morning, with people expected to gather on the grounds to protest. We will provide live updates below, and you can also tune into Bernews Periscope feed and Bernews Facebook page for live video streams as the day... Read more of this article

Staff & Students Outside At T.N. Tatem School

Staff & Students Outside At T.N. Tatem School

[Updating] The issues surrounding the condition of the TN Tatem Middle School building continue this morning [Dec 2], with students and teachers gathered outside the school, and it appears they do not plan to enter the school building at this time. On Monday the school was closed as teachers did not report to work, and yesterday the Bermuda Union of... Read more of this article

Bus Service “Discontinued” As Of This Morning

Bus Service “Discontinued” As Of This Morning

Bus service on the island will be “discontinued as of this morning,” with no information regarding when bus service is expected to resume. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation has this morning been advised by the BIU that the Bus Service will be discontinued as of this morning. “There is no... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: This Is About Opportunity, Jobs

Premier Dunkley: This Is About Opportunity, Jobs

The “people of Bermuda will still own our airport,” Premier Michael Dunkley said, urging people to “not listen to the divisive language coming from some who simply want to stop progress and block hundreds of jobs for Bermudians.” The Premier’s statement comes as debate on legislation regarding the redevelopment of the L.F.... Read more of this article

Airport: PLP Call On People To Gather At House

Airport: PLP Call On People To Gather At House

The PLP called on Bermudians to join them at the House of Assembly starting at 9am today [Dec 2] to “let the OBA know that they cannot move forward with this secret deal without having an independent review by the Auditor General.” The debate on legislation regarding the redevelopment of the L.F. Wade International Airport is set to take... Read more of this article

Author Offers Innovative ‘In Book’ Marketing

Author Offers Innovative ‘In Book’ Marketing

Local author Patrice Frith Hayward is getting set to release another book, titled Sistahs..Still — a sequel to her award winning novel Island Sistahs – and she is offering local businesses an opportunity to have their business, service or product become a part of the storyline by having the characters in the book patronize it. The novel,... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: PC Meeting On Airport Project

Live Video Replay: PC Meeting On Airport Project

The People’s Campaign hosted a public meeting on the Airport Redevelopment Project this evening [Dec 1] at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall.The speakers for the meeting were Opposition Leader David Burt, columnist Larry Burchall, and BIU President Chris Furbert, with Rev. Nicholas Tweed serving as the moderator. The debate on the airport legislation... Read more of this article


30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 1

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 1

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

World AIDS Day: ‘Take The Challenge, End AIDS’

World AIDS Day: ‘Take The Challenge, End AIDS’

Currently there are over 300 people living with HIV in Bermuda, Minister of Health & Seniors Jeanne Atherden said, urging people to “listen to the challenges that people living with HIV face and provide support for their needs” and “take the challenge to end AIDS.” Speaking at a ceremony today on the steps of City Hall to... Read more of this article

Commission Of Inquiry: Dr Ewart Brown Affidavit

Commission Of Inquiry: Dr Ewart Brown Affidavit

“Even though I maintain that I am completely innocent of any wrong-doing I feel compelled to claim my privilege against self-incrimination” and “ask that the subpoena be set aside as it would be unreasonable to compel me to attend before the Commission to give evidence,” former Premier Dr Ewart Brown said in his affidavit to... Read more of this article

City ‘Stands By’ Decision To Terminate Four Staff

City ‘Stands By’ Decision To Terminate Four Staff

The City of Hamilton have responded to comments made pertaining to their four former employees, saying that “sometimes employees have to be terminated to protect the organization and maintain the safety of its employees and those they serve” and “the City of Hamilton stands by its decision to terminate them.” The statement said,... Read more of this article

Court: 34-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 34-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a 34-year-old man was remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of Edmund John Flood. Keivon Scott was charged with the murder of Edmund John Flood  on a date unknown between 30 September 2016 and 2nd October 2016, Mr Flood, 55, was found dead at a Paget residence on October 2nd, 2016. As the charges... Read more of this article

Video: Teachers Union On T.N. Tatem Conditions

Video: Teachers Union On T.N. Tatem Conditions

The Bermuda Union of Teachers held a press briefing this afternoon to address the conditions at the TN Tatem Middle School building; asking the Government to “stop politicizing this and make children their priority, and truly take care of the sick building.” Today’s press briefing follows after ongoing issues regarding the school’s... Read more of this article

Appleby Moustaches Raise $5,914 For BCHS

Appleby Moustaches Raise $5,914 For BCHS

Appleby participants raised $5,914 for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre during the annual ‘Movember’ challenge. The Centre sets the month-long challenge every year encouraging ‘Mo Bros’ to sign up and grow their moustache for 30 days in November. ‘Mo Sistas’ can sign up to support the men in their lives while promoting men’s health... Read more of this article

Last Chance To Nominate For ‘Most Fascinating’

Last Chance To Nominate For ‘Most Fascinating’

The “10 Most Fascinating People in Bermuda” series is set to return for another season, with the public able to nominate people they think should be included, with the deadline being today. The special series, produced and hosted by Lisa Pickering and filmed by Crimson Multimedia, is set to air on Bernews starting in January. Ms. Pickering says... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Airport Is A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

Column: ‘Airport Is A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] The Airport Project, as proposed, is a bad deal for Bermuda. First, look at all the facts set out in the Financial Comparison Report and in the most recent hand outs to Parliamentarians on the airport re-development scheme. Then start reading this comment by studying and understanding this chart.Actions... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

One Hour Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

After resuming their public hearings earlier this week, the Commission of Inquiry continued today [Dec 1] at St. Theresa’s Church Hall on Laffan Street in Hamilton. The Commission, which has been charged with investigating the findings of the Auditor General’s report, is chaired by former Bermuda Court of Appeal judge Sir Anthony Evans, and the... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Live Video Replay: PC Meeting On Airport Project

Live Video Replay: PC Meeting On Airport Project

The People’s Campaign hosted a public meeting on the Airport Redevelopment Project this evening [Dec 1] at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall.The speakers for the meeting were Opposition Leader David Burt, columnist Larry Burchall, and BIU President Chris Furbert, with Rev. Nicholas Tweed serving as the moderator. The debate on the airport legislation... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 1

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 1

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: Teachers Union On T.N. Tatem Conditions

Video: Teachers Union On T.N. Tatem Conditions

The Bermuda Union of Teachers held a press briefing this afternoon to address the conditions at the TN Tatem Middle School building; asking the Government to “stop politicizing this and make children their priority, and truly take care of the sick building.” Today’s press briefing follows after ongoing issues regarding the school’s... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos/Results: Senior School Boys Volleyball

Photos/Results: Senior School Boys Volleyball

Warwick Academy One won the Bermuda School Sport Federation’s Senior School Boys Volleyball Tournament after defeating a resilient Mount Saint Agnes [MSA] Two squad in straight sets inside the MSA Gymnasium. Warwick Academy won the first set 21 – 16 and fought off a late MSA rally before winning the second set 21-19. Warwick Academy One defeated... Read more of this article

BSRA Club Championships Day #4 Results

BSRA Club Championships Day #4 Results

The fourth day of the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association’s Club Championships took place at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club in Devonshire. In Men’s Open Plate action Anthony White defeated Richard Brewer 11-8, 11-4, 6-11, 9-11, 11-7, while Liana Carrick defeated Ariana Lowther 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5 in Ladies Open Plate action.... Read more of this article

Bowling: Trio Continue Competing In Reno

Bowling: Trio Continue Competing In Reno

Bermuda’s three bowlers continued competing in the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game in Reno, Nevada, with David Maycock, Rickai Binns and LeVinc Samuels all back on the lanes. The top 24 players will advance to Single Elimination Match Play on Tue., Dec 6th. Players in positions 1-8 will receive a one round bye.... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Connectech Hosts Open House & Hour Of Code

Connectech Hosts Open House & Hour Of Code

Connectech announces its participation in this year’s Computer Science Education week with a community open house on Wednesday. All interested parents and students are invited to attend the event which takes place on Wednesday December 7 from 4 pm to 7 pm. A highlight of the open house is the Hour of Code whereby participants engage in one hour of... Read more of this article

Author Offers Innovative ‘In Book’ Marketing

Author Offers Innovative ‘In Book’ Marketing

Local author Patrice Frith Hayward is getting set to release another book, titled Sistahs..Still — a sequel to her award winning novel Island Sistahs – and she is offering local businesses an opportunity to have their business, service or product become a part of the storyline by having the characters in the book patronize it. The novel,... Read more of this article

Talbot Underwriting Appoints Cyber Underwriters

Talbot Underwriting Appoints Cyber Underwriters

Talbot Underwriting Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings, announced the appointment of a dedicated team of expert cyber underwriters. Phil Mayes joins the team as Senior Class Underwriter, and Gillian Anderson joins the team as Class Underwriter. Phil Mayes has more than 25 years of experience in insurance, primarily in the cyber and technology... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Author Offers Innovative ‘In Book’ Marketing

Author Offers Innovative ‘In Book’ Marketing

Local author Patrice Frith Hayward is getting set to release another book, titled Sistahs..Still — a sequel to her award winning novel Island Sistahs – and she is offering local businesses an opportunity to have their business, service or product become a part of the storyline by having the characters in the book patronize it. The novel,... Read more of this article

Dec 3: Christmas Street Festival On Court Street

Dec 3: Christmas Street Festival On Court Street

On Saturday [Dec 3], there will be a full day and night of entertainment on Court Street, with a free Kiddie Area, Gombeys, live performances, Kids Dance Competition, Karaoke Competition and more The announcement said, “On Saturday December 3rd, 2016, Court Street will come alive with a full day and night of free entertainment and activities from... Read more of this article

Auto Solutions & HSBC Auto Show On Saturday

Auto Solutions & HSBC Auto Show On Saturday

The Auto Solutions and HSBC Auto Show will take place this Saturday, December 3rd at the #1 Car Park on Front Street from 10am to 3pm. “Enjoy free admission to the event which will take place rain or shine,” the organisers said. “Food and drink will be available for purchase and a DJ will keep you entertained throughout the day! Local... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Support For Ocean Tech Continues To Grow

Support For Ocean Tech Continues To Grow

Support for Ocean Tech’s first mission in Bermuda continues to grow, with Bermuda International Shipping Ltd. [BISL] joining with PwC, The Atlantic Conservation Partnership and Henrik Schroder from iTDNA as a sponsor of the Ocean Tech project. Ocean Tech is a groundbreaking scientific research project that’s using unique autonomous underwater vehicles... Read more of this article

‘Take Back Our Park’ Group Delivers Letter

‘Take Back Our Park’ Group Delivers Letter

[Updated] A campaign group trying to stop the development of a new maintenance yard in the middle of the Botanical Gardens has delivered a 1,500-word letter of objection to Government. And Take Back Our Park is urging more people to sign its petition [here] in a bid to convince Government not to carry on with work on a new HQ for more than 100 parks... Read more of this article

Photos: 185 Lionfish Caught At Fall Safari Event

Photos: 185 Lionfish Caught At Fall Safari Event

The Guardians of the Reef hosted the first annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Safari recently, with the culling also marking the island’s first ‘REEF.org Sanctioned Derby,’ which follows a specific format that requires all participants to be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a team captain. Each team captain attended a captains meeting in advance,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 52-year-old man was charged with sexually assaulting two women. The defendant was granted bail at $10,000 with surety, ordered to report to Hamilton Police Station every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and have no contact with the alleged victims. He was ordered to appear at the January Supreme Court Arraignments. [Note:... Read more of this article

Court: 34-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 34-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a 34-year-old man was remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of Edmund John Flood. Keivon Scott was charged with the murder of Edmund John Flood  on a date unknown between 30 September 2016 and 2nd October 2016, Mr Flood, 55, was found dead at a Paget residence on October 2nd, 2016. As the charges... Read more of this article

Court: Man Disqualified After Crashing Into Tree

Court: Man Disqualified After Crashing Into Tree

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 30-year-old man pleaded guilty to refusing to take a breathalyzer test following a collision earlier this month. Bogdan-Dan Datcu pleaded not guilty to driving whilst impaired, but pleaded guilty to refusing to take the breathalyzer test. He was fined $1,200 and disqualified from driving all vehicles for the next 18... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Connectech Hosts Open House & Hour Of Code

Connectech Hosts Open House & Hour Of Code

Connectech announces its participation in this year’s Computer Science Education week with a community open house on Wednesday. All interested parents and students are invited to attend the event which takes place on Wednesday December 7 from 4 pm to 7 pm. A highlight of the open house is the Hour of Code whereby participants engage in one hour of computer science activity... Read more of this article

QuoVadis Signs LOI To Be Acquired By WISeKey

QuoVadis Signs LOI To Be Acquired By WISeKey

WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a Swiss cybersecurity company, announced today that it has entered into a Letter of Intent [LoI] to acquire QuoVadis, a Bermuda-domiciled company with operating activities in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Bermuda. “WISeKey and QuoVadis intend to pursue reciprocal due diligence and negotiate... Read more of this article

E-Commerce Dept Launch 2017 IT Career Guide

E-Commerce Dept Launch 2017 IT Career Guide

The Department of E-Commerce has launched the 2017 IT Career Guide targeted towards students seeking a career path in the field of Information and Communications Technologies [ICT]. Contained in the Guide is information on the various ICT-related careers in Bermuda, as well as local IT courses, scholarships available, and interviews with Bermudians in the field. This issue... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Fire Service Responds To Vehicle Fire In Warwick

Fire Service Responds To Vehicle Fire In Warwick

At approximately 8:29am this morning, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Warwick Academy School, however prior to their arrival, the fire had been extinguished with a fire extinguisher. Fire Service spokesperson Staff Officer Delton White said, “The vehicle was reported to have... Read more of this article

Court: Man Disqualified After Crashing Into Tree

Court: Man Disqualified After Crashing Into Tree

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 30-year-old man pleaded guilty to refusing to take a breathalyzer test following a collision earlier this month. Bogdan-Dan Datcu pleaded not guilty to driving whilst impaired, but pleaded guilty to refusing to take the breathalyzer test. He was fined $1,200 and disqualified from driving all vehicles for the next 18... Read more of this article

Update On Two Motorcyclists Injured In Collision

Update On Two Motorcyclists Injured In Collision

Two men were transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital on Friday night [Nov 25] following a collision where police say “a 52 year old Warwick man, sustained a fractured finger and lacerations to his ankle while the other, believed to be a 38 year old Devonshire man, was said to have sustained abrasions to his face and hands”. A police... Read more of this article