Live Updates: After Hurricane Humberto

Live Updates: After Hurricane Humberto

[Updating] Hurricane Humberto has now passed by Bermuda, and the clean up work is in progress. As of this time this morning, schools remain closed, buses remain off the road and further updates will be provided as the island gets back to normal. 1pm Update from Minister Caines   “We’ve made it through and everyone is safe…that’s what is... Read more of this article

‘We’ve Made It Through & Everyone Is Safe’

‘We’ve Made It Through & Everyone Is Safe’

“We’ve made it through and everyone is safe; that’s what is most important,” Premier David Burt said following the passing of Hurricane Humberto. Premier Burt added, “The advance notice from the Bermuda Weather Service and the clear advisories from the Ministry of National Security allowed Bermuda to prepare for this storm. “In this... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda After Hurricane Humberto

Photos: Bermuda After Hurricane Humberto

Strong winds swept across the island as Hurricane Humberto passed by Bermuda last night and this morning damage can be seen across the island. With schools closed, buses off the road, and BELCO staff working to restore power to the more than 28,000 who lost it last night, clean up is already well underway, with roads being cleared and downed foliage... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Weather Conditions At Horseshoe

Photos/Video: Weather Conditions At Horseshoe

Winds are picking up as Hurricane Humberto approaches the island, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying that the storm is a “threat to Bermuda” and also issuing a Hurricane Warning. The live replay and photos shows a brief look at the weather conditions at Horseshoe Bay Beach. You can view our live updates on Hurricane Humberto here, and all our... Read more of this article

Photos: Island Getting Ready For Humberto

Photos: Island Getting Ready For Humberto

Businesses and people across the island are, or have, prepared for the passage of Hurricane Humberto, which is passing to the north-west of Bermuda, with its closest point of approach currently forecast to be at around 8.00pm this evening [Sept 18]. While the island is not currently forecast to take a direct full hit, a “Hurricane Warning” is in... Read more of this article

Video: Press Conference On Humberto

Video: Press Conference On Humberto

[Updated] Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, National Disaster Coordinator Steve Cosham and BWS Director James Dodgson held a press conference this afternoon [Sept 18] to provide an update regarding Hurricane Humberto. The press conference has just concluded and we will update with the text as able, you can view the video below, and all our... Read more of this article

Emergency Measures Organisation Meeting Held

Emergency Measures Organisation Meeting Held

Earlier today, the Minister of National Security, Wayne Caines led an Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] meeting to get the latest updates on Hurricane Humberto from the Bermuda Weather Service. The meeting was attended by Premier David Burt, Deputy Governor Alison Crocket, Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley and senior officers from various Government... Read more of this article


Bank Makes Positive Impact On Sports Field

Bank Makes Positive Impact On Sports Field

Butterfield Bank employees spent last Friday afternoon [Sept 13] making a positive impact on Bernard’s Park with the addition of new waste bins for the sports field. As part of Butterfield’s Community Action Month, bank employees partnered with students from Impact Mentoring Academy to complete Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s [KBB]’s Artful Bins... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Jerry Also Forms In The Atlantic

Tropical Storm Jerry Also Forms In The Atlantic

While the island is under a Hurricane Warning due to the impending approach of Hurricane Humberto, it is not the only system in the Atlantic, with Tropical Storm Jerry also forming. Jerry is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to... Read more of this article

BELCO: Hurricane Preparation & Safety Advice

BELCO: Hurricane Preparation & Safety Advice

As Hurricane Humberto approaches Bermuda, BELCO said their crisis management team are “closely monitoring” and “assets have been put in place before the arrival of the storm so that once it has passed any restoration efforts can proceed quickly and efficiently.” A spokesperson said, “As Hurricane Humberto approaches Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Court House Unveils Major Club Upgrades

Court House Unveils Major Club Upgrades

Court House Squash & Wellness has completed a major renovation that includes an interactive rowing studio with Technogym Skillrow machines and technology that is used and designed by Olympic athletes. A spokesperson said, “The health and wellness company has significantly increased the size of the Victoria Street location by re-purposing... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Hurricane Warning is in effect as Hurricane Humberto approaches, schools to close at noon today, bus and ferry service to be suspended later, Regiment embodied for hurricane, Government announce 2019/20 first quarter fiscal performance, The Loren to host party to benefit YouthNet, Somersfield students shine in exams and Reggie Lambe scores for Cambridge... Read more of this article

New Cookbook Of Bermuda Vegan Recipes

New Cookbook Of Bermuda Vegan Recipes

The Economist magazine has named 2019 as the Year of the Vegan but for one Bermudian, it has been a lifestyle choice for many years. Ilona Perry has been a vegetarian off and on since she was 13-years-old, and a vegan off and on for over ten years. “I am as vegan as I can be,” she says. “I do eat vegan 100 per cent at home, but while travelling... Read more of this article

Entrepreneurs Invited To Submit Experience Ideas

Entrepreneurs Invited To Submit Experience Ideas

Bermuda entrepreneurs are being reminded to submit concepts for innovative on-island experiences to the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] by the end of the month. A spokesperson said, “Home-grown ideas to enhance the island’s tourism product are invited—and, if successful, could qualify for support under the BTAs Tourism Experience Investment... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 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:... Read more of this article

British Airways Flights Cancelled On Wednesday

British Airways Flights Cancelled On Wednesday

[Updated] The British Airways inbound and the outbound flights have been cancelled on Wednesday due to the approach of Hurricane Humberto. A British Airways spokesperson said, “Due to the approach of Hurricane Humberto with storm force winds forecast for tomorrow afternoon, the inbound British Airways flight BA 2233 and the outbound flight to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regiment Embodied For Hurricane

Bermuda Regiment Embodied For Hurricane

In preparation for Hurricane Humberto, the Governor has signed an order to embody 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment as of 5pm on Wednesday. “The Governor, His Excellency John Rankin has signed an order to embody 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment as of 1700 [5.00 p.m.] on Wednesday, 18th September 2019 in preparation for Hurricane... Read more of this article

City Advisory: Please Secure All Wheelie Bins

City Advisory: Please Secure All Wheelie Bins

The City of Hamilton is advising “City restaurants and businesses that currently use the wheelie bins provided by the City, that all bins must be secured inside buildings or storage areas immediately after the last refuse collection before Hurricane Humberto’s anticipated arrival.”City Chief Operating Officer, Dwayne Caines, added, “Hurricane... Read more of this article

Video: Press Conference On Hurricane Humberto

Video: Press Conference On Hurricane Humberto

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines held a press conference this afternoon [Sept 17] to provide an update regarding Hurricane Humberto. You can read his full remarks below, and view our live updates on Hurricane Hurricane Humberto here. The 7-minute live video replay is below:Minister Caines said, “Good afternoon everyone, “Hurricane... Read more of this article

Somersfield Students Shine In I.B. Exams

Somersfield Students Shine In I.B. Exams

Somersfield Academy’s 2019 senior class achieved a 95% success rate in the 2019 International Baccalaureate Organization’s [IBO] Middle Years Program eAssessments. A spokesperson said, “This compares quite favorably to the world average of 39.44% students earning full MYP Certificates. The Somersfield students’ average score of 41... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos/Video: Weather Conditions At Horseshoe

Photos/Video: Weather Conditions At Horseshoe

Winds are picking up as Hurricane Humberto approaches the island, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying that the storm is a “threat to Bermuda” and also issuing a Hurricane Warning. The live replay and photos shows a brief look at the weather conditions at Horseshoe Bay Beach. You can view our live updates on Hurricane Humberto here, and all our... Read more of this article

Video: Press Conference On Humberto

Video: Press Conference On Humberto

[Updated] Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, National Disaster Coordinator Steve Cosham and BWS Director James Dodgson held a press conference this afternoon [Sept 18] to provide an update regarding Hurricane Humberto. The press conference has just concluded and we will update with the text as able, you can view the video below, and all our... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Hurricane Warning is in effect as Hurricane Humberto approaches, schools to close at noon today, bus and ferry service to be suspended later, Regiment embodied for hurricane, Government announce 2019/20 first quarter fiscal performance, The Loren to host party to benefit YouthNet, Somersfield students shine in exams and Reggie Lambe scores for Cambridge... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Mixed Major Bowling League Results

Mixed Major Bowling League Results

Recent Mixed Majors Bowling League action at the Warwick Lanes saw five matches take place. The Fight Back defeated the Untouchables 13 – 7, the match between the Movers “N” Shakers and Warriors ended 10 – 10, the Troublemakers went down 16 – 4 to the Unpredictable, the Mix Ups defeated the MiniMax Forwarders 14 – 6, and the... Read more of this article

Tennis: Phillips Competes In Nadal Masters

Tennis: Phillips Competes In Nadal Masters

Daniel Phillips recently competed in the Rafa Nadal Tour Masters Final 8 Tennis Tournament in Spain. Phillips, ranked sixth in the tournament, took to the court to face off against third-ranked Matei Alvarez Sarmiento in his opening round match. Unfortunately, Phillips fell in a three set battle. Phillips won the first set 7-5, but Sarmiento leveled... Read more of this article

2020 Yacht Race Attracting A Large Fleet

2020 Yacht Race Attracting A Large Fleet

The event doesn’t get underway for another nine months but already a fleet of 63 yachts has signed up to participate in the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race. In May the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee [BROC] broke with tradition and opened registration for the biennial yachting classic a year in advance of the June 19, 2020 race start. 2018 Division... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Clarien Bank Resumes Normal Operations Friday

Clarien Bank Resumes Normal Operations Friday

Clarien Bank Limited will resume all business operations post Hurricane Humberto on Friday, September 20. The Hamilton and Paget Plaza locations will open at 8:30am per normal for in-branch services. Clarien Bank Limited CEO Ian Truran commented: “Our priority is always the safety of our clients and employees. We have completed a thorough assessment... Read more of this article

Athene Announces Pricing Of Public Offering

Athene Announces Pricing Of Public Offering

Athene Holding Ltd. [Athene] announced the pricing of its public offering of 12,000,000 depositary shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in its 5.625% Fixed Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares, Series B, $1.00 par value and $25,000 liquidation preference per share [equivalent to $25.00 per depositary share], for an aggregate public... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 18 2019

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 18 2019

September 18 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,084.37, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 56 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesBSX’s Comprehensive Annual Fee Option BSX New Listing Sponsor: Alexander Securities BSX Is Now... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

The Loren To Host Party To Benefit YouthNet

The Loren To Host Party To Benefit YouthNet

The Loren Hotel is getting set to host a ‘So Long Summer Party’ to benefit YouthNet on Saturday, September 28. A spokesperson said, “This year the hotel has teamed up with local hospitality partners, Two Rock Wine Company, Butterfield & Vallis, Goslings, Class Act Design, Demco, Gimi, Big Fish Events and Bermuda Bride to create... Read more of this article

Bermuda Photo In Jacqueline Bisset’s Top 20

Bermuda Photo In Jacqueline Bisset’s Top 20

British actress Jacqueline Bisset was recently asked to reflect on her life in pictures by Britain’s Daily Mail. They could run the gamut from family snapshots to production photos from her movies to photojournalists’ work capturing spontaneous moments taken on the fly. But she had to distil an entire lifetime down to just 20 shots and provide... Read more of this article

Taste Of Bermuda: Call For Bartenders

Taste Of Bermuda: Call For Bartenders

The City of Hamilton, in partnership with Bacardi, is calling on all bartenders to apply as a contestant in the annual AfterTaste Bacardi Bartender Competition event, to be held at the Bacardi building on Friday, October 11th at 6:00pm. Vying participants will compete against each other in front of a live crowd on the beautiful Bacardi front lawn and... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Bank Makes Positive Impact On Sports Field

Bank Makes Positive Impact On Sports Field

Butterfield Bank employees spent last Friday afternoon [Sept 13] making a positive impact on Bernard’s Park with the addition of new waste bins for the sports field. As part of Butterfield’s Community Action Month, bank employees partnered with students from Impact Mentoring Academy to complete Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s [KBB]’s Artful Bins... Read more of this article

Photos: Marine Life In The Sargasso Sea

Photos: Marine Life In The Sargasso Sea

Nature photographer Shane Gross has an eye for sea creatures both great and small. The Canadian-born, Bahamas-based photojournalist returned from Greenpeace’s recent expedition into the Sargasso Sea with these stunning images of some of the myriad types of marine life which abound there. Mr. Gross was aboard the environmental group’s research... Read more of this article

Shailene Woodley Discusses Bermuda Visit

Shailene Woodley Discusses Bermuda Visit

Emmy nominated actress Shailene Woodley has posted an essay at the on-line edition of Time magazine chronicling her recent voyage of environmental discovery into the Sargasso Sea from Bermuda. In her capacity as the Greenpeace Oceans Ambassador, Ms Woodley joined the international environmental organisation’s research vessel Esperanza on its recent... Read more of this article

CRIME

Four Men Arrested In Connection With Shooting

Four Men Arrested In Connection With Shooting

Four men were arrested this afternoon [Sept 15] in connection with the shooting on Court Street last night, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Detectives continue to investigate a confirmed firearm incident that occurred around 9:50pm Saturday, September 14th on Court Street in the City of Hamilton, near the junction with... Read more of this article

Shooting On Court Street, No Injuries Reported

Shooting On Court Street, No Injuries Reported

Gunshots were fired on Court Street last night, the police have confirmed, saying that “forensic evidence at the scene confirms a firearm was discharged.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:50pm Saturday, September 14th gunshots were fired on Court Street in the City of Hamilton. “Early information suggests that a lone gunman... Read more of this article

Police Appeal: Information On West End Incidents

Police Appeal: Information On West End Incidents

Police are appealing to members of the public for information regarding two incidents in Somerset yesterday [Sept 12]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:50pm Thursday, September 12th police officers were dispatched to an incident on Somerset Road in Sandys parish in the vicinity of Warren Simmons community field. “On arrival officers conducted... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

NASA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Humberto

NASA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Humberto

NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of Hurricane Humberto, saying that the “storm appears large in the imagery as it stretches from Florida to North Carolina, and has a tail extending to the northeast for hundreds of miles into the western Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda.” A statement on NASA’s website said, “NASA’s Terra Satellite provided... Read more of this article

Oct 2: Bespoke Analytics’ TimeXtender Showcase

Oct 2: Bespoke Analytics’ TimeXtender Showcase

Bespoke Analytics will be hosting a free educational TimeXtender Showcase on Wednesday, October 2 at BUEI. A spokesperson said, “Local company Bespoke Analytics responds to the ever-growing need for companies to modernize their data estate and take advantage of some of the many game-changing data leveraging opportunities such as Advanced Analytics and Artificial... Read more of this article

Circle CEO To Join Premier At Tech Summit

Circle CEO To Join Premier At Tech Summit

Crypto industry leader Jeremy Allaire will join Premier David Burt for the opening keynote conversation at the Bermuda Tech Summit on Wednesday, October 16, organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] in partnership with FinTech Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The conversation kicks off a complimentary full-day agenda, under the theme ‘Focused on... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two People Arrested After Separate Collisions

Two People Arrested After Separate Collisions

Police are investigating two collisions — one in Pembroke and one in Southampton — both of which resulted in someone being injured, as well as someone being arrested on suspicion of impaired driving. Pembroke A police spokesperson said, “The investigation into a reported serious two vehicle collision that occurred around 1:45am Saturday,... Read more of this article

Collision: Motorcyclist Injured, Driver Arrested

Collision: Motorcyclist Injured, Driver Arrested

Emergency services responded to a collision early this morning [Sept 14] in Pembroke where a motorcyclist was injured and the driver of the car involved was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:45am Saturday, September 14th a reported serious collision occurred at the junction of... Read more of this article

Car & Motorcyclist Collision In Southampton

Car & Motorcyclist Collision In Southampton

There was a two vehicle collision at the junction of Middle Road and Granaway Heights Road in Southampton this morning [Sept 12], with the rider sustaining an injury to his finger. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:20am Thursday, September 12th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision at the junction... Read more of this article