KBB: “More Than 100 Abandoned Vessels”

KBB: “More Than 100 Abandoned Vessels”

“While we’ve identified more than 100 abandoned vessels on moorings, on the seafloor, along coastlines and in our bays, KBB is focussing its initial efforts on the removal of 37 wrecks,” Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] said. A KBB spokesperson said, “Abandoned boats and marine wrecks have been a blight on Bermuda’s beautiful coastline... Read more of this article

Video: Jan 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Jan 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Man arrested following assault at playground, drone intercepted at Westgate, 603 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, active cases reach a new record high of 1953 with 13 people in hospital, children 12 and above can receive a booster, Caitlyn Bobb wins 300m at Challenge Meet, Meyer Group promotes Konika Spence, motorist caught speeding twice in 30... Read more of this article

603 Positive, 1953 Active, 13 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

603 Positive, 1953 Active, 13 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

The Ministry received 6035 test results – spanning three days — and 603 were positive, so active cases have increased to a record high 1953, and 13 people are in hospital, with 2 people in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 6035 test results, and 603 were positive for Covid-19. “These... Read more of this article

37 ‘Abandoned & Derelict’ Boats To Be Removed

37 ‘Abandoned & Derelict’ Boats To Be Removed

37 “abandoned and derelict boats” will be “removed from the water and disposed of,” the Ministry advised today, with the boats located in the Riddell’s Bay, Lagoon Park, Stock’s Harbour, Marginal Wharf, St. George’s Harbour and Great Bay areas. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Ministry of Transport, Department... Read more of this article

Children 12 And Above Can Receive A Booster

Children 12 And Above Can Receive A Booster

“The booster vaccine is now available to anyone 12 or older who has had their second Covid vaccination dose a minimum of 6 months ago,” the Ministry advised this evening. In releasing today’s test results, a Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health advises that children 12 and above can receive a booster if it has been... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Jan 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Jan 17 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: Jan 14... Read more of this article

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

“Effective January 17, 2022, registered health service providers have been granted the ability to provide Covid-19 rapid antigen testing, and issue the corresponding fit-to-fly certificates for individuals traveling to the United States,” a memo from BHEC said. A spokesperson said, “As of noon today, the Bermuda Health Council [BHEC] issued... Read more of this article


Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Officers intercepted a drone which breached the perimeter of Westgate and “upon inspection of the drone by Corrections Officers, several high risk articles were identified and seized” and a 31-year-old man has been arrested, the police confirmed today.A police spokesperson said, “On Friday 14th January, 2022, Police conducted a joint... Read more of this article

Restaurant Weeks Review: Barracuda Grill

Restaurant Weeks Review: Barracuda Grill

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Blackened shrimp, Flame-Grilled local swordfish and Apple Strudel. What do these three dishes have in common? It’s OK, I’ll answer the question for you. These were the dishes I ate to kick off Restaurant Weeks 2022 at Barracuda Grill. And when I tell you, the menu blew my mind, please believe me.OK, let’s start... Read more of this article

Motorist Caught Speeding Twice In 30 Minutes

Motorist Caught Speeding Twice In 30 Minutes

One motorist was clocked at 81kmph in St. Georges and 30 minutes later the same motorist was recorded doing 60kmph in Warwick, while another motorist was clocked at 103kmph and “narrowly missed hitting three officers,” the police said as they provided an update on Operation Vega checkpoints this past weekend. The Bermuda Police Service... Read more of this article

Man Arrested Following Assault At Playground

Man Arrested Following Assault At Playground

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a 51-year-old woman yesterday afternoon [Jan 16] at the Parson’s Road playground. A police spokesperson said, “A forty-one-year old male has been arrested in connection with a reported physical assault on a fifty-one-year old female. “Police received a call shortly before 3:00... Read more of this article

Meyer Group Promotes Konika Spence

Meyer Group Promotes Konika Spence

The Meyer Group of Companies announced that Konika Spence has been promoted to Assistant Manager of Meyer Freight Ltd. A spokesperson said, “Konika has been a part of the Meyer Team for six years and has eighteen years’ experience in the shipping industry. “In this position, she will lend support to the division Vice President and be responsible... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid As Osagi Bascome Laid To Rest

Tributes Paid As Osagi Bascome Laid To Rest

Tributes from across the globe and island poured out as Osagi Bascome was laid to rest, with a celebration of life service held on Sunday afternoon. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church service was held at St George’s Cricket Club and while there was a large group exemption granted, in person attendance was still limited, and the family invited the wider... Read more of this article

FIFA & Concacaf Pay Tribute To Osagi Bascome

FIFA & Concacaf Pay Tribute To Osagi Bascome

Tributes were sent from the highest echelon of the football world as Osagi Bascome was laid to rest, with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Concacaf President Victor Montagliani, and Caribbean Football Union President Randolph Harris all sending messages of condolences, calling him “one of the island’s most talented footballers.” FIFA President A... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Jan 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Jan 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Man arrested following assault at playground, drone intercepted at Westgate, 603 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, active cases reach a new record high of 1953 with 13 people in hospital, children 12 and above can receive a booster, Caitlyn Bobb wins 300m at Challenge Meet, Meyer Group promotes Konika Spence, motorist caught speeding twice in 30... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Jan 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Jan 17 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: Jan 14... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Food Truck Relocated By Crane

Photos & Video: Food Truck Relocated By Crane

Traffic controls were in effect in Flatt’s this morning [Jan 16] as a food truck was moved across the street using a crane.The Ministry of Public Works had previously advised that “the food truck located at Brightside Resort and Guest Apartments parking lot will be relocated by way of crane, to the North Shore Road private marina across from... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Patton & Smith Conclude US Open Sailing Series

Patton & Smith Conclude US Open Sailing Series

The 2022 West Marine US Open Sailing Series in Fort Lauderdale, Florida came to an end, with Bermuda’s Campbell Patton and Benn Smith having competed in the ILCA 7 Class. Four races were sailed on the final day taking the series to 6 races. Patton sailed to 15th place overall with 63 net points; he finished 13th in the first race, 20th in the... Read more of this article

Armstrong Represents Rider In Invitational

Armstrong Represents Rider In Invitational

Nathan Armstrong and his Rider University Men’s Track and Field teammates competed in the 2022 Spartan Invitational at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, New York Armstrong took to the track for the 800m where he clocked a time of 1:57.58 to finish 5th, and he also ran the third leg for the Rider Men’s Distance Medley Relay D team... Read more of this article

Esposito & Team Compete In Intra Squad Meet

Esposito & Team Compete In Intra Squad Meet

Vanessa Esposito and her University of Maryland, Baltimore County [UMBC] women’s swimming and diving teammates had an Intra Squad Meet. The Bermuda swimmer touched the wall in a time of 2:02.10 finishing 6th in the women’s 200 yard freestyle. During the women’s 100 yard freestyle, Esposito finished 7th clocking a time of 57.39.Related StoriesBermuda... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

CrossTower Launches ‘G-Coin Digital Gold’

CrossTower Launches ‘G-Coin Digital Gold’

CrossTower Inc — a crypto and digital asset exchange which has offices in the US, Bermuda, and India — has introduced the G-Coin digital gold token for its U.S. customers. A spokesperson said, ” Unlike cryptocurrencies, the G-Coin token is a digital title of ownership to 99.99% pure physical gold that is stored in secured vaults. All... Read more of this article

TLB Honoured By Industry Peers At Benchmark

TLB Honoured By Industry Peers At Benchmark

Transamerica Life [Bermuda] Ltd [TLB] recently won the Outstanding Responsible Insurer award and Best-in-Class – Universal Life Product award at the Benchmark Wealth Management Awards 2021 in Hong Kong. A spokesperson said, “Transamerica Life [Bermuda] Ltd. [TLB], a leading high net worth life insurance provider, once again received industry... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Jan 17 2022

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Jan 17 2022

January 17 saw 488 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $19,405.60 BD. 488 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 1.2% at $40.00 per share. The BSX finished at 2,756.01, down 0.96% on the day. There were 0 advances, 1 decline, and 62 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF].Related... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Restaurant Weeks Review: Barracuda Grill

Restaurant Weeks Review: Barracuda Grill

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Blackened shrimp, Flame-Grilled local swordfish and Apple Strudel. What do these three dishes have in common? It’s OK, I’ll answer the question for you. These were the dishes I ate to kick off Restaurant Weeks 2022 at Barracuda Grill. And when I tell you, the menu blew my mind, please believe me.OK, let’s start... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Virtual Art Show’ Of Youth Photography

Video: ‘Virtual Art Show’ Of Youth Photography

In the first of what will be a regular series of ‘Virtual Art Shows’ by Bernews highlighting some of the island’s many skilled photographers and artists as well as some of our own images and designs, this inaugural installment serves to showcase the talented young photographers that were finalists in the Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth... Read more of this article

Column: “Burning Ice” Lasting Memories

Column: “Burning Ice” Lasting Memories

[Written by Dale Butler] Pamela ‘Ms. Utopia’ Butterfield has many fond memories of local music. Her own career started at the Heron Bay and Sandys Secondary Schools and Vernon Temple AME Church when she sang in their choirs in the 60s and 70s. Musician Darryl Simons was one of her main tutors. To her it was fun until she had a chance to perform... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

KBB: “More Than 100 Abandoned Vessels”

KBB: “More Than 100 Abandoned Vessels”

“While we’ve identified more than 100 abandoned vessels on moorings, on the seafloor, along coastlines and in our bays, KBB is focussing its initial efforts on the removal of 37 wrecks,” Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] said. A KBB spokesperson said, “Abandoned boats and marine wrecks have been a blight on Bermuda’s beautiful coastline... Read more of this article

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is reminding “all technicians who handle or manage refrigerant gases for domestic and commercial HVAC systems that, under the Clean Air Act and Regulations, they must possess a valid ‘Certified Technician for Refrigerant Handling’ photo identification card issued by DENR.” A... Read more of this article

Aspen Launches ‘Project Leaf’ Initiative

Aspen Launches ‘Project Leaf’ Initiative

Aspen has formally launched Project Leaf, an “ESG integration strategy that will incorporate environmental, social and governance information into the decision making process for its Credit and Political Risk [CPR] portfolio.” A spokesperson said, “By 2026, the project aims to see over two thirds [66%] of Aspen’s CPR premium originating... Read more of this article

CRIME

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Officers intercepted a drone which breached the perimeter of Westgate and “upon inspection of the drone by Corrections Officers, several high risk articles were identified and seized” and a 31-year-old man has been arrested, the police confirmed today.A police spokesperson said, “On Friday 14th January, 2022, Police conducted a joint... Read more of this article

Man Arrested Following Assault At Playground

Man Arrested Following Assault At Playground

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a 51-year-old woman yesterday afternoon [Jan 16] at the Parson’s Road playground. A police spokesperson said, “A forty-one-year old male has been arrested in connection with a reported physical assault on a fifty-one-year old female. “Police received a call shortly before 3:00... Read more of this article

Gun Shots In Pembroke Area, No One Injured

Gun Shots In Pembroke Area, No One Injured

[Updated] The police are responding to the Deepdale Road/Parson’s Road area in Pembroke this evening [Jan 12], with multiple police vehicles and officers on scene. Unofficial reports suggest that area residents may have heard what sounded like gunshots. Further confirmed details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

CrossTower Launches ‘G-Coin Digital Gold’

CrossTower Launches ‘G-Coin Digital Gold’

CrossTower Inc — a crypto and digital asset exchange which has offices in the US, Bermuda, and India — has introduced the G-Coin digital gold token for its U.S. customers. A spokesperson said, ” Unlike cryptocurrencies, the G-Coin token is a digital title of ownership to 99.99% pure physical gold that is stored in secured vaults. All tokens thus give... Read more of this article

CariWebs & FAC Launch New Payment Options

CariWebs & FAC Launch New Payment Options

CariWebs, along with First Atlantic Commerce [FAC] — which is headquartered in Bermuda –  announced the launch of new payment integration options for Caribbean businesses that use WooCommerce web sites. A spokesperson said, “CariWebs, a digital commerce entity, along with First Atlantic Commerce, the premier Caribbean payment gateway provider, today announced... Read more of this article

Premier On FinTech, Economic Growth, More

Premier On FinTech, Economic Growth, More

“Bermuda is gaining momentum,” said Premier David Burt as he outlined the activity in Bermuda’s fintech sector, with the Government noting that the Premier is in Switzerland this week following an “invitation to attend the Crypto Finance Conference to further promote Bermuda’s digital asset business sector.” The Premier said, “Of... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Photos: Warwick Academy ‘Pain Into Purpose’

Photos: Warwick Academy ‘Pain Into Purpose’

Warwick Academy is supporting the Pain Into Purpose road safety campaign today [Jan 14], with many of their students and staff wearing blue. A spokesperson said, “Warwick Academy is proud to support the Pain Into Purpose road safety campaign today. The Sixth Form students and staff were invited to dress in blue to show support, remember those who... Read more of this article

Wear Blue & Perform An Act Of Kindness Today

Wear Blue & Perform An Act Of Kindness Today

People are urged to wear blue and perform a ‘random act of kindness’ today [Jan 14] for ‘Pain Into Purpose’ day, an initiative launched after the death of 16-year-old Kijani Burgess in 2020, with the aim to “express your support for the families of road accident victims and to promote road safety and wellness awareness.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Photos: BFRS Respond To Fire In Crawl Hill Area

Photos: BFRS Respond To Fire In Crawl Hill Area

Firefighters responded to a brush fire in the Crawl Hill, Hamilton Parish area today [Jan 12]. A spokesperson said, “At 9:38am on Wednesday January 12, 2022 BFRS dispatch received a report of a brush fire Crawl Hill, Hamilton Parish. BFRS responded with three appliances from the Hamilton and Clearwater Stations with a total of eight firefighters.  “Upon... Read more of this article




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