Photos & Video: People Set Up On Cedar Avenue

Photos & Video: People Set Up On Cedar Avenue

After being cancelled for the past two years due to the pandemic, the Bermuda Day parade is set to take place tomorrow [May 27], and Bermudians are getting ready, with people setting up on Cedar Avenue this evening. We spoke with a few people — many of whom have been setting up their spots for years — as they settled in this evening. You... Read more of this article

Photos: Purvis Primary Bermuda Day Parade

Photos: Purvis Primary Bermuda Day Parade

In order to celebrate Bermuda Day, the students at Purvis Primary School held a parade today [May 26] with the classes all showcasing a variety of themes: P2 West [Horse and Buggy], P1 East [Portuguese Culture], P3 East [African Dance], P6 West [Lighthouse Float], P1 West [Dominican Republic], P4 West [Bikers], P3 West [Cultures of Purvis], P6 East... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Tree Tops Bermuda Day Parade

Photos & Video: Tree Tops Bermuda Day Parade

The Bermuda Day celebrations have started, with Tree Tops II Preschool hosting a mini-marathon, followed by a rather cute parade today [May 26]. A spokesperson said, “Tree Tops II Preschool celebrated our 20th anniversary in September 2021 – and some of our floats reflect that. We have five classes of students aged between 18 months and 5 years... Read more of this article

Live Updates & Videos: 2022 Bermuda Day

Live Updates & Videos: 2022 Bermuda Day

[Updating] The 2022 Bermuda Day holiday will be getting underway on Friday, and we will be bringing you live text, photo and video updates of the celebrations as able. The races start in Somerset at 8.20am [cycling] and 8.30am [running] and the parade in Hamilton starts at 1.30pm. The live streams are embedded below, and scroll down past them for the... Read more of this article

BBC To Broadcast Race Coverage Starting At 8am

BBC To Broadcast Race Coverage Starting At 8am

[Updated] Bermuda Broadcasting said they are “thrilled to announce dynamic partnerships that will take Bermuda Day Half-Marathon media coverage to a new level.” “Tomorrow’s race will not only be carried by BBC live on TV, radio and social media, but also on the Bernews website and its three main social media platforms,” the company... Read more of this article

Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her ‘Good Wishes’

Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her ‘Good Wishes’

As the island prepares to celebrate Bermuda Day, Queen Elizabeth II has sent her “good wishes to the people of Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “Her Excellency the Governor has conveyed the following message from Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of Bermuda Day: As you celebrate the important occasion of your Bermuda Day, I would... Read more of this article

2022 Bermuda Day Grand Marshals Named

2022 Bermuda Day Grand Marshals Named

The Department of Culture has announced this year’s Grand Marshals, with Glenn Fubler, Darren Woods, Patrina O’Connor-Paynter, St. Clair Brinkworth “Brinky” Tucker , Linda Bogle-Mienzer, and Crenstant Williams all receiving the recognition. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Culture is delighted to announce this year’s 2022... Read more of this article


10-Year-Old Boy Discharged From Hospital

10-Year-Old Boy Discharged From Hospital

The 10-year-old boy that was struck by a car as he attempted to cross Marsh Folly Road, Pembroke yesterday [May 25] has been discharged from the hospital. A police spokesperson said, “The 10-year-old boy struck by a car as he attempted to cross Marsh Folly Road, Pembroke around 3:30pm Wednesday, 25th May 2022 was discharged from hospital later that... Read more of this article

Official 2022 Bermuda Day Booklet Released

Official 2022 Bermuda Day Booklet Released

The Government has released the official 2022 Bermuda Day booklet, which contains the schedule of events, the parade route, the parade order and more. The 16-page booklet also announces this year’s Grand Marshals, who will be Glenn Fubler, Patrina O’Connor-Paynter, St. Clair Brinkworth “Brinky” Tucker, Crenstant Williams, Linda Bogle-Mienzer... Read more of this article

Students Take Part In ‘Walk Through History’

Students Take Part In ‘Walk Through History’

On Tuesday [May 24], students from BHS, Clearwater Middle School and Impact Academy took part in a ‘Walk Through History’ in Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “On Tuesday, May 24, 40-odd students from BHS, Clearwater Middle School and Impact Academy joined in a ‘Walk Through History’ in Hamilton. The walk included input from Town Crier Ed Christopher,... Read more of this article

Speed Limit Of 75kph For Bermuda Day Cyclists

Speed Limit Of 75kph For Bermuda Day Cyclists

The cyclists taking part in the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Road Race on Bermuda Day will be traveling so fast that the Government will temporarily change the speed limit for the cyclists along the route to 75kph [46mph].The Road Traffic [Sinclair Packwood Memorial Bicycle Road Race] [Variation of Speed Limits] Order 2022 — which only applies... Read more of this article

Baroness Pamela Sharples Dies At Age 99

Baroness Pamela Sharples Dies At Age 99

Baroness Pamela Sharples — the widow of the late Sir Richard Sharples, the Bermuda Governor who was assassinated in 1973 — has died aged 99. An Obituary in the Telegraph said, “Baroness Sharples, who has died aged 99, made an energetic contribution to the House of Lords for 44 years after the assassination in Bermuda of her husband,... Read more of this article

Video: May 26th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 26th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Another coronavirus-related death, 313 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, 10-year-old boy taken to hospital after collision, Garden Club donates $10,000 to Waterstart, Harbour Nights to feature over 60 vendors, Whitney students clean up in Smith’s, road sobriety checkpoints tonight, bus detours & changes on Bermuda Day, OUTBermuda appoints... Read more of this article

Bus Detours & Changes On Bermuda Day

Bus Detours & Changes On Bermuda Day

The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] is advising that its Holiday Bus Schedule will be in effect on Bermuda Day, which will be celebrated this Friday, May 27th. “For those travelling on the bus on Friday, the DPT encourages the public’s patience as there will likely be some mild delays due to road diversions associated with the... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Charged After Incident At Divots

18-Year-Old Charged After Incident At Divots

An 18-year-old was charged in Magistrates Court today [May 25] in connection with the firearm incident at Divots earlier this month. ZBM reported that Josiah King was charged with counts including carrying a firearm in a public place, possession of a firearm and possessing ammunition. He was not required to enter a plea as the charges must be heard... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 25 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 25 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: May 24... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: People Set Up On Cedar Avenue

Photos & Video: People Set Up On Cedar Avenue

After being cancelled for the past two years due to the pandemic, the Bermuda Day parade is set to take place tomorrow [May 27], and Bermudians are getting ready, with people setting up on Cedar Avenue this evening. We spoke with a few people — many of whom have been setting up their spots for years — as they settled in this evening. You... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Tree Tops Bermuda Day Parade

Photos & Video: Tree Tops Bermuda Day Parade

The Bermuda Day celebrations have started, with Tree Tops II Preschool hosting a mini-marathon, followed by a rather cute parade today [May 26]. A spokesperson said, “Tree Tops II Preschool celebrated our 20th anniversary in September 2021 – and some of our floats reflect that. We have five classes of students aged between 18 months and 5 years... Read more of this article

Video: May 26th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 26th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Another coronavirus-related death, 313 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, 10-year-old boy taken to hospital after collision, Garden Club donates $10,000 to Waterstart, Harbour Nights to feature over 60 vendors, Whitney students clean up in Smith’s, road sobriety checkpoints tonight, bus detours & changes on Bermuda Day, OUTBermuda appoints... Read more of this article

SPORTS

BBC To Broadcast Race Coverage Starting At 8am

BBC To Broadcast Race Coverage Starting At 8am

[Updated] Bermuda Broadcasting said they are “thrilled to announce dynamic partnerships that will take Bermuda Day Half-Marathon media coverage to a new level.” “Tomorrow’s race will not only be carried by BBC live on TV, radio and social media, but also on the Bernews website and its three main social media platforms,” the company... Read more of this article

Football: Kane Crichlow Released By Watford

Football: Kane Crichlow Released By Watford

[Written by Stephen Wright] Kane Crichlow, the Bermuda forward, has been named in a list of under-23 players to have been released by English club Watford. Crichlow made one appearance for Watford as a late substitute in a 3-1 defeat away to Newport County an EFL Cup game in 2020. The 21-year-old has played three matches for the Bermuda national team,... Read more of this article

Jessica Lewis Finishes 3rd In Switzerland

Jessica Lewis Finishes 3rd In Switzerland

Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis began competing in the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Switzerland. In her first event, Lewis took to the track for the T53 Women’s 200m. Lewis finished third clocking a time of 29:71, Catherine Debrunner clocked a World Record winning time of 27:47, with Samantha Kinghorn second in 28:18.Related StoriesJessica... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Clarien Bank Increase Base Lending Rates

Clarien Bank Increase Base Lending Rates

Effective June 1st, 2022, Clarien will be adjusting its Bermuda Dollar base lending rate by 50 basis points [0.50%] following the US Federal Reserve rate increase earlier this month. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Dollar Base rate will increase as follows:BMD$ Increase from Increase toPersonal Mortgages 4.00% 4.50%Commercial Mortgages 4.25% 4.75%“Clients... Read more of this article

FAC Joins FinTech Association Of Trinidad

FAC Joins FinTech Association Of Trinidad

First Atlantic Commerce [FAC] announced its alliance with The FinTech Association of Trindad & Tobago [Fintech TT], a not-for-profit organization that provides open membership to FinTech startups and tech companies, working closely with Government and regulators. A spokesperson said, “FAC is a Bermuda-based, feature-rich ecommerce payment gateway... Read more of this article

Billionaire Must Stand Trial In Tax-Evasion Case

Billionaire Must Stand Trial In Tax-Evasion Case

The judge overseeing the case against Robert Brockman – an American billionaire accused of allegedly “using a Bermuda-based family charitable trust and other offshore entities to hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service while failing to pay taxes” – has rejected his claims that dementia leaves him incompetent to stand trial. The... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos: Purvis Primary Bermuda Day Parade

Photos: Purvis Primary Bermuda Day Parade

In order to celebrate Bermuda Day, the students at Purvis Primary School held a parade today [May 26] with the classes all showcasing a variety of themes: P2 West [Horse and Buggy], P1 East [Portuguese Culture], P3 East [African Dance], P6 West [Lighthouse Float], P1 West [Dominican Republic], P4 West [Bikers], P3 West [Cultures of Purvis], P6 East... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Tree Tops Bermuda Day Parade

Photos & Video: Tree Tops Bermuda Day Parade

The Bermuda Day celebrations have started, with Tree Tops II Preschool hosting a mini-marathon, followed by a rather cute parade today [May 26]. A spokesperson said, “Tree Tops II Preschool celebrated our 20th anniversary in September 2021 – and some of our floats reflect that. We have five classes of students aged between 18 months and 5 years... Read more of this article

Live Updates & Videos: 2022 Bermuda Day

Live Updates & Videos: 2022 Bermuda Day

[Updating] The 2022 Bermuda Day holiday will be getting underway on Friday, and we will be bringing you live text, photo and video updates of the celebrations as able. The races start in Somerset at 8.20am [cycling] and 8.30am [running] and the parade in Hamilton starts at 1.30pm. The live streams are embedded below, and scroll down past them for the... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

FCDO Learn Of Marine Conservation Effort

FCDO Learn Of Marine Conservation Effort

Recently, Paul Candler, Director of the Overseas Territories Directorate in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office [FCDO], accompanied by the FCDO Desk Officer for Bermuda and Cayman Islands, Mr Sheak Hussain, visited Bermuda. A Government spokesperson said, “While on the island, they joined Her Excellency the Governor, Ms Rena Lalgie, the... Read more of this article

Photos: Whitney Students Clean Up In Smith’s

Photos: Whitney Students Clean Up In Smith’s

The John Smith’s Bay area is much cleaner today thanks to the efforts of Whitney Institute Middle School students, who spent part of yesterday cleaning up the area.The M3 students participated in a KBB Clean Up Day in the John Smiths Bay Area on Tuesday [May 24] which was organized by Team Leader Silita Thomas along with Traci Burgess, Executive... Read more of this article

Garden Club Donates $10,000 To Waterstart

Garden Club Donates $10,000 To Waterstart

The Garden Club of Bermuda has made a $10,000 donation to Waterstart, marking their final in a series that saw them make a total of $100,000 in donations to celebrate their 100th anniversary. A spokesperson said, “Waterstart is an outdoors real-world education programme encompassing the ocean and the environment offering students between the age of... Read more of this article

CRIME

Billionaire Must Stand Trial In Tax-Evasion Case

Billionaire Must Stand Trial In Tax-Evasion Case

The judge overseeing the case against Robert Brockman – an American billionaire accused of allegedly “using a Bermuda-based family charitable trust and other offshore entities to hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service while failing to pay taxes” – has rejected his claims that dementia leaves him incompetent to stand trial. The... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Charged After Incident At Divots

18-Year-Old Charged After Incident At Divots

An 18-year-old was charged in Magistrates Court today [May 25] in connection with the firearm incident at Divots earlier this month. ZBM reported that Josiah King was charged with counts including carrying a firearm in a public place, possession of a firearm and possessing ammunition. He was not required to enter a plea as the charges must be heard... Read more of this article

Man Arrested After ‘Assault With Bladed Weapon’

Man Arrested After ‘Assault With Bladed Weapon’

[Updated] One man is in custody after another man was “assaulted with a bladed weapon” last night in Devonshire. A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:21pm on Monday 23rd May 2022, police responded to a report of an assault in the Cedar Park, Devonshire area. “On arrival it was ascertained that two men had been involved in an... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bermuda Day Parade Stream To Start At 1.15pm

Bermuda Day Parade Stream To Start At 1.15pm

The much anticipated Bermuda Day Parade — with hosts Heather Whalen, Gavin Smith and Beverley Howell –  will be carried on CITV starting at 1.15pm tomorrow [May 27] and will also be carried live on Bernews and on our social media platforms. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is encouraged to view live coverage of the Bermuda Day Parade which will... Read more of this article

BBC To Broadcast Race Coverage Starting At 8am

BBC To Broadcast Race Coverage Starting At 8am

[Updated] Bermuda Broadcasting said they are “thrilled to announce dynamic partnerships that will take Bermuda Day Half-Marathon media coverage to a new level.” “Tomorrow’s race will not only be carried by BBC live on TV, radio and social media, but also on the Bernews website and its three main social media platforms,” the company said. “Bermuda... Read more of this article

FAC Joins FinTech Association Of Trinidad

FAC Joins FinTech Association Of Trinidad

First Atlantic Commerce [FAC] announced its alliance with The FinTech Association of Trindad & Tobago [Fintech TT], a not-for-profit organization that provides open membership to FinTech startups and tech companies, working closely with Government and regulators. A spokesperson said, “FAC is a Bermuda-based, feature-rich ecommerce payment gateway that delivers customized... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Visitors Injured In Two Vehicle Collision

Visitors Injured In Two Vehicle Collision

A 62-year-old visiting American man and 56-year-old visiting American woman were injured in a collision on South Road in Hamilton parish yesterday [May 25]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:30pm Wednesday, 25th May 2022, a reported two-vehicle collision occurred on South Road in Hamilton parish, in the vicinity of Hexham Drive. “It now appears... Read more of this article

10-Year-Old Boy Discharged From Hospital

10-Year-Old Boy Discharged From Hospital

The 10-year-old boy that was struck by a car as he attempted to cross Marsh Folly Road, Pembroke yesterday [May 25] has been discharged from the hospital. A police spokesperson said, “The 10-year-old boy struck by a car as he attempted to cross Marsh Folly Road, Pembroke around 3:30pm Wednesday, 25th May 2022 was discharged from hospital later that... Read more of this article

10-Year-Old Boy Taken To Hospital After Collision

10-Year-Old Boy Taken To Hospital After Collision

[Updated] A 10-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being struck by a car this afternoon [May 25] on Marsh Folly Road. A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:30pm Wednesday, 25th May, police and first responders were dispatched to a report of a collision involving a motorcar and 10-year-old boy along Marsh Folly Road near the junction with Cedar... Read more of this article




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