Video: Dr Hardy On Racial Trauma Dynamics

Video: Dr Hardy On Racial Trauma Dynamics

The dynamics of racial trauma on the lives of young people was the topic of a meeting this evening [Feb 22] at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Hall in Hamilton, with an international expert providing a presentation.Dr. Kenneth Hardy visited the island at the request of Family Centre to “provide training to social service providers on the... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Feb 22

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Feb 22

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

BHB: ‘Sustained Surge In Demand’ At Hospital

BHB: ‘Sustained Surge In Demand’ At Hospital

Bermuda is “currently experiencing higher levels of flu and respiratory illness” and this along with an “aging and increasingly chronically ill community, as well as difficulty discharging seniors due to the lack of community nursing home facilities, has caused a sustained surge in demand,” the Bermuda Hospitals Board said, adding... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 54-Year-Old Man

Police Confirm Death Of 54-Year-Old Man

The police have confirmed the death of a 54-year-old man, and said that while inquiries continue, “initial information does not suggest any suspicious circumstances.” “Around 2:50pm on Wednesday, February 22nd police and first responders were dispatched to a reported sudden death at a Mount View Road, Pembroke residence,” a police... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Numbers Are A Return To Being Average’

PLP: ‘Numbers Are A Return To Being Average’

[Updated] “Whilst the latest uptick is of course encouraging, all that has merely happened is a return to being just average,” and when the PLP were producing higher tourism numbers the “UBP/OBA referred to these numbers as failing,” Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said today. Mr Simmons said, “The OBA’s announcement... Read more of this article

Bermuda Tourism Win 4 Travel Industry Awards

Bermuda Tourism Win 4 Travel Industry Awards

Bermuda won multiple awards on Tuesday [Feb 21] at a major travel industry awards presentation, picking up four trophies for marketing excellence including the night’s final prize: Best of Show Public Relations. The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International [HSMAI] presented its Adrian Awards in New York City last night and the Bermuda Tourism... Read more of this article

Road Collision Statistics: ER Treats Four A Day

Road Collision Statistics: ER Treats Four A Day

More than four people a day were treated in the emergency department as a result of road collisions in 2016, figures from the Bermuda Hospitals Board reveal. Road collision statistics for last year show that 1,557 people required treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. “This is a shocking statistic and it should really make people think about... Read more of this article


Meeting On The Decriminalization Of Marijuana

Meeting On The Decriminalization Of Marijuana

“Gauging the temperature of the community on the agenda of the decriminalization of marijuana“ will be the topic of a branch meeting set to be held at 6.00pm tomorrow [Feb 23] at the Warwick Workman’s Club. Constituency 24 Warwick South East MP Lawrence Scott said that this is a branch initiative, as based on canvassing over time,... Read more of this article

BeesMont Corporate Appoint Rovonne Sampson

BeesMont Corporate Appoint Rovonne Sampson

BeesMont Corporate Services has appointed Rovonne D. Sampson as its new Deputy Manager. “Rovonne has more than 16 years’ experience in the corporate services industry, including a number of years spent at one of Bermuda’s top law firms,” the company said. “She specialises in the administration of local and exempt companies, mutual... Read more of this article

Mikle Dill Enjoying South Africa Rugby Academy

Mikle Dill Enjoying South Africa Rugby Academy

Young Bermudian rugby player Mikle Dill has taken his excellence in the sport to South Africa, attending the prestigious Stellenbosch Academy for Sport as he works to improve his game – and his chances of playing professionally. Mr. Dill, a CedarBridge Academy graduate, has locally represented CedarBridge Rugby and Teachers Rugby, as well as the... Read more of this article

Butterfield Releases ‘Speeches For The Soul’

Butterfield Releases ‘Speeches For The Soul’

A new book titled Speeches for the Soul by Neletha Butterfield offers a collection of inspirational messages to “encourage, enrich and empower your life.” The well known educator and former Cabinet Minister said that many years of her life have been dedicated to informing others through alternative education, and she feels these speeches can help... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Featured On Chronicle Show

Videos: Bermuda Featured On Chronicle Show

“Bound for Bermuda” was the theme of last night’s episode of the WCVB television show ‘Chronicle,’ with the segment showcasing a number of locations and activities on the island. Chronicle is described by the New England based WCVB website as an Emmy award winning show that “continues to be a beloved fan-favorite.”... Read more of this article

Butterfield Bank To Launch Secondary Offering

Butterfield Bank To Launch Secondary Offering

The Bank of Butterfield today announced that certain of its shareholders, including affiliates of The Carlyle Group, intend to offer 9,555,794 shares of Butterfield’s voting ordinary shares, par value $0.01 per share, in an underwritten public offering. “In addition, the Selling Shareholders intend to grant the underwriters a 30-day option... Read more of this article

BTA: Curate Special Offers For Visiting Athletes

BTA: Curate Special Offers For Visiting Athletes

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is calling on tourism industry stakeholders to curate special offers that cater to young travellers visiting the island for sports training, particularly in the shoulder season. At a presentation to Hamilton Rotarians, the BTA’s Chief Product and Experiences Development Officer Pat Phillip-Fairn explained how the... Read more of this article

Health Statutory Boards Self Assessment Report

Health Statutory Boards Self Assessment Report

The Health Council has released its annual report on the performance of statutory boards that register health professionals to practice in Bermuda. The report is based on information provided by each board that oversees the various health professions. BHeC said, “The report notes improvements in how health professionals are registered, the level... Read more of this article

Billionaire’s Superyacht Seized In Gibraltar

Billionaire’s Superyacht Seized In Gibraltar

Gibraltar has impounded a Russian billionaire’s Bermuda-registered superyacht because the German shipbuilder says he still owes 15.3m euros [$16.3 million] in fees, according to a story by the BBC. The luxury vessel is owned by Andrey Melnichenko, who is the 139th richest man in the world according to Forbes, which states he is worth an estimated... Read more of this article

Students Enjoy Innovative BIOS Science Lessons

Students Enjoy Innovative BIOS Science Lessons

Students from the Harrington Sound Primary School spent three days and two nights at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], learning about the local marine environment and engaging in innovative lessons in real-world science. A spokesperson said, “Last month a group of 39 P6 [primary school level 6, or grade 5 in the U.S. school system]... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Dr Hardy On Racial Trauma Dynamics

Video: Dr Hardy On Racial Trauma Dynamics

The dynamics of racial trauma on the lives of young people was the topic of a meeting this evening [Feb 22] at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Hall in Hamilton, with an international expert providing a presentation.Dr. Kenneth Hardy visited the island at the request of Family Centre to “provide training to social service providers on the... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Feb 22

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Feb 22

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

Videos: Bermuda Featured On Chronicle Show

Videos: Bermuda Featured On Chronicle Show

“Bound for Bermuda” was the theme of last night’s episode of the WCVB television show ‘Chronicle,’ with the segment showcasing a number of locations and activities on the island. Chronicle is described by the New England based WCVB website as an Emmy award winning show that “continues to be a beloved fan-favorite.”... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Football: El Salvador Defeat Bermuda 3 – 1

Football: El Salvador Defeat Bermuda 3 – 1

[Updated: El Salvador Defeat Bermuda 3 - 1 ] Bermuda’s U/20 football team is set to take on El Salvador today [Feb 22], as they continue taking part in the CONCACAF U20 Championships in Costa Rica. This will be their second game of the Championships, after playing to a 1 – 1 draw against Trinidad & Tobago in their opener on Sunday, with... Read more of this article

Artemis Racing Launches Its AC Race Boat

Artemis Racing Launches Its AC Race Boat

Artemis Racing‘s new race yacht, “Magic Blue”, was christened today by Torbjörn Törnqvist’s wife, Natalia, at a special celebration in Bermuda. The launch sees the culmination of more than three years of intense design and development work, which began almost immediately after the finish of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco. The... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Football Premier, First Division

Photos & Results: Football Premier, First Division

Young Mens Social Club, St. George’s Colts, Ireland Rangers, X-Roads, Robin Hood, PHC Zebras, and Somerset Trojans all walked away with wins in recent Premier and First Division football action. First: Young Men Social Club 2 Paget Lions 1 After a scoreless first half at the PHC Stadium, Robert Richardson gave the Paget Lions the lead in the 56th... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Tourism Win 4 Travel Industry Awards

Bermuda Tourism Win 4 Travel Industry Awards

Bermuda won multiple awards on Tuesday [Feb 21] at a major travel industry awards presentation, picking up four trophies for marketing excellence including the night’s final prize: Best of Show Public Relations. The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International [HSMAI] presented its Adrian Awards in New York City last night and the Bermuda Tourism... Read more of this article

Digicel To Reduce Global Workforce By 25%

Digicel To Reduce Global Workforce By 25%

As part of their “global transformation programme,” Digicel Group will be reducing their global workforce by approximately 25% over the next 18 months, with the first step being the “offer of an Enhanced Voluntary Separation Programme opening on 1st March 2017.” Digicel Group operates in 31 jurisdictions worldwide, including... Read more of this article

BeesMont Corporate Appoint Rovonne Sampson

BeesMont Corporate Appoint Rovonne Sampson

BeesMont Corporate Services has appointed Rovonne D. Sampson as its new Deputy Manager. “Rovonne has more than 16 years’ experience in the corporate services industry, including a number of years spent at one of Bermuda’s top law firms,” the company said. “She specialises in the administration of local and exempt companies, mutual... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Butterfield Releases ‘Speeches For The Soul’

Butterfield Releases ‘Speeches For The Soul’

A new book titled Speeches for the Soul by Neletha Butterfield offers a collection of inspirational messages to “encourage, enrich and empower your life.” The well known educator and former Cabinet Minister said that many years of her life have been dedicated to informing others through alternative education, and she feels these speeches can help... Read more of this article

Event To Feature ‘High Flying Jump Showcase’

Event To Feature ‘High Flying Jump Showcase’

A “high flying jump showcase” will take place on the City Hall lawn at 5.00pm on Wednesday, February 22, while the Jump 2 be Fit Community Day will be held on Saturday, February 25 at the Whitney Institute Gym. A spokesperson said, “Let Jump Week begin! This Wednesday kicks off with a high flying jump showcase with our overseas world champion... Read more of this article

Skin Cremes & Soaps Feature Local Ingredients

Skin Cremes & Soaps Feature Local Ingredients

Felica DeRoza, the owner and creator of Butterfli Natural Skin Cremes and Soaps, is enjoying success with her beauty products, which utilize local ingredients, with goat’s milk, aloe vera, and loquats among the natural local ingredients incorporated in the line.When asked how long she has been making and selling products, Ms. DeRoza told Bernews,... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Rise In Floral Material Imports Prompts Reminder

Rise In Floral Material Imports Prompts Reminder

The Ministry of the Environment said they expect a “dramatic increase in the amount of imported floral material in the run up to and during the America’s Cup event,” so wish to “remind all importers of floral materials that they must adhere to import regulations.” “With respect to all incoming plant material, importers... Read more of this article

Students Enjoy Innovative BIOS Science Lessons

Students Enjoy Innovative BIOS Science Lessons

Students from the Harrington Sound Primary School spent three days and two nights at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], learning about the local marine environment and engaging in innovative lessons in real-world science. A spokesperson said, “Last month a group of 39 P6 [primary school level 6, or grade 5 in the U.S. school system]... Read more of this article

Nonna’s & BNT Join Forces To Help Environment

Nonna’s & BNT Join Forces To Help Environment

Nonna’s Kitchen is joining forces with the Bermuda National Trust to help improve the environment, with the eatery charging customers for shopping bags in an effort to encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags, and when customers do buy a bag, all the proceeds go to the Bermuda National Trust, which will use the funds to plant endemic trees. “Nonna’s... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: 41-Year-Old Man Denies Assault, Threats

Court: 41-Year-Old Man Denies Assault, Threats

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 41-year-old man denied charges of unlawful assault and using threatening words. Eli Hill pleaded not guilty to charges spanning July 2016 to February 2017, with all charges involving alleged interactions with the same person. The charges were unlawful assault, using threatening words and using a threatening gesture. Magistrate... Read more of this article

Police Caution Legislation To Come Into Force

Police Caution Legislation To Come Into Force

Attorney General Trevor Moniz said he is bringing the legislation into force which will allow the Director of Public Prosecution [DPP] to formally bring the police caution guidance into effect, with the DPP having already announced the guidance for a Police Caution for simple possession of cannabis weighing 3 grams or less. Attorney General Moniz said,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Stealing, Causing Damage

Court: Man Admits Stealing, Causing Damage

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a 20-year-old man pleaded guilty to unlawfully entering a business, stealing items and causing damage. Kyajee Wilson pleaded guilty to entering an east end business, stealing items worth $450 and unlawfully causing damage to the building. The Crown Prosecutor told Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe that in November... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Digicel To Reduce Global Workforce By 25%

Digicel To Reduce Global Workforce By 25%

As part of their “global transformation programme,” Digicel Group will be reducing their global workforce by approximately 25% over the next 18 months, with the first step being the “offer of an Enhanced Voluntary Separation Programme opening on 1st March 2017.” Digicel Group operates in 31 jurisdictions worldwide, including Bermuda, and when asked... Read more of this article

TechTalk Panel To Discuss FinTech On Feb 23

TechTalk Panel To Discuss FinTech On Feb 23

The Department of E-Commerce will be holding a TechTalk panel discussion on ‘FinTech’ on February 23. The panel will consist of Katya Gorbunova, Senior Manager, IT Risk Advisory Services – EY Bermuda; Nick Cardinez, Chief Financial Officer – Hannover Re [Bermuda] Ltd.; Stafford Lowe, Managing Director – R3; and Stuart Lacey, Founder and CEO – Trunomi. The event... Read more of this article

Govt Policy Review On Free-To-Air Broadcasting

Govt Policy Review On Free-To-Air Broadcasting

Developments over the past decade have affected how consumers access news, information and entertainment, and light of these changes, a review of the Government’s existing policies and legislation relating to free-to-air broadcasting will take place, Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons said in the House of Assembly.Minister Gibbons said, “Developments... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Crashed Truck Still  “Stuck” In Hamilton Parish

Crashed Truck Still “Stuck” In Hamilton Parish

After crashing over an embankment last Friday, the truck remains in the same position this afternoon [Feb 22], partially submerged in the water in the Abbot’s Crescent, Hamilton parish area. The truck crashed quite a distance over the embankment, with the police previously confirming that 41-year-old man was attempting to start the truck when it... Read more of this article

Road Collision Statistics: ER Treats Four A Day

Road Collision Statistics: ER Treats Four A Day

More than four people a day were treated in the emergency department as a result of road collisions in 2016, figures from the Bermuda Hospitals Board reveal. Road collision statistics for last year show that 1,557 people required treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. “This is a shocking statistic and it should really make people think about... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured In Hamilton Parish Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Hamilton Parish Collision

A motorcycle collision in Hamilton Parish resulted in a 54-year-old man sustaining a leg and shoulder injury, with police asking any witnesses to the accident to contact them. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:15am on Monday, February 20th police and first responders attended a reported collision involving a motorcycle on Abbot’s Cliff Road... Read more of this article