Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown, Minister of Education & Workforce Development Diallo Rabain, and Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons held a Town Hall meeting this evening [Sept 18], discussing some of the initiatives contained in the 2017 Throne Speech. The 90-minute live video replay is below: Related... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 18 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

Multiple Bus Runs Cancelled This Evening

Multiple Bus Runs Cancelled This Evening

[Updated - Multiple routes cancelled this afternoon/evening] There will be one bus route cancelled this morning [Sept 18], with the 7.05am Route 8 bus from Dockyard to Hamilton via Cedar Hill not in service. A spokesperson said, “Only one bus cancellation has been reported for this morning, as the 7.05am Route 8 bus from Dockyard to Hamilton via... Read more of this article

College Expands Opportunities For Students

College Expands Opportunities For Students

Bermuda College this week signed off on two articulation agreements that will provide additional options and opportunities for students. The agreement with Nova Scotia College of Art & Design [NSCAD] allows students in the Art and Design associate degree programme at Bermuda College to transfer all 60 credits of the programme into the third year... Read more of this article

‘EMO Continues To Monitor Weather Systems’

‘EMO Continues To Monitor Weather Systems’

With three storms currently circulating in the Atlantic region, the Ministry of National Security today issued an Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] update. The Ministry said, “According to the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] and the National Hurricane Centre [NHC] the midday advisory indicates that Jose is a category 1 hurricane. It is located... Read more of this article

Airport Waives Fees For Hurricane Relief Flights

Airport Waives Fees For Hurricane Relief Flights

Bermuda’s airport received two Royal Air Force aircrafts over the weekend, which then deployed south in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, with Skyport waiving all normal passenger fees and airport charges for landing, parking and overnight stays. The first of the two aircrafts arrived last Thursday evening from Newfoundland and flew to the Caribbean... Read more of this article

Give Back Games Raises Over $54K For Charity

Give Back Games Raises Over $54K For Charity

The Centre on Philanthropy successfully hosted its ninth annual ‘Give Back Games’ beach-style Olympics at Horseshoe Bay on Tuesday, September 12th. The event saw 10 leading international companies compete to raise money for 10 of their chosen local charities. It was a fun-filled day of team building for the companies who competed in games such as... Read more of this article


Video: Interview With Minister Wayne Caines

Video: Interview With Minister Wayne Caines

National Security Minister Wayne Caines sat down with Bernews today [Sept 18] for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing some of the initiatives in the Throne Speech under his Ministry’s remit, including creating a Police Authority, ending conscription, reducing gang violence and more.Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon,... Read more of this article

Man In “Compromised State” Taken To Hospital

Man In “Compromised State” Taken To Hospital

[Updated] A man was taken to hospital this morning [Sept 18] to be “assessed” after he was seen walking in what the police termed a “compromised state,” with unofficial reports suggesting the man was not wearing any clothing at all. A police spokesperson said, “Police and first responders attended to a report of a male... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: YouthNet Super Raffle Event

Photos & Video: YouthNet Super Raffle Event

Prestige Autos Ltd, YouthNet, and Colonial came together on Friday [Sept 15] in order to launch the YouthNet Super Raffle, featuring a grand prize of a Mercedes-Benz GLA. Called ‘Win Big and Do Good,’ the raffle prize also features one year of licensing and a $1,000 Motor Insurance Voucher courtesy of Colonial. Tickets – of which only... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank To Match Donations Up To $10K

Clarien Bank To Match Donations Up To $10K

Clarien Bank today [Sept 18] announced the launch of a donation drive to support recovery efforts in the Caribbean after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, with the Bank set to match donations up to $10,000. “Donations should be made directly to the Bermuda Red Cross account at Clarien Bank. The funds will support Red Cross societies from... Read more of this article

Die-Off: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

Die-Off: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources confirmed they have received a number of reports of dead fish washing up on shorelines around the island, and said “the current die-off event is affecting a large number of fishes from a wide range of species” and it is “too early to speculate about possible causes.” After a... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw Flora Duffy win her second consecutive WTS World Champion title, powerboat racing at Ferry Reach, the ‘Wheelie War’s motorcycle contest, two more storms join Hurricane Jose in the Atlantic, and various community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Dellwood School... Read more of this article

Photos/Results: BMRC ‘Wheelie Wars’ Contest

Photos/Results: BMRC ‘Wheelie Wars’ Contest

[Updated with results] The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club held their annual ‘Wheelie Wars’ competition today [Sept 17] at the Motorsports Park in Southside, St. David’s. The event featured three stages — Longest Wheelie, Slowest Wheelie and Freestyle Wheelie — with $500 cash & other prizes up for grabs. Sponsors for the day included RUBiS... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown, Minister of Education & Workforce Development Diallo Rabain, and Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons held a Town Hall meeting this evening [Sept 18], discussing some of the initiatives contained in the 2017 Throne Speech. The 90-minute live video replay is below: Related... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 18 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

Video: Interview With Minister Wayne Caines

Video: Interview With Minister Wayne Caines

National Security Minister Wayne Caines sat down with Bernews today [Sept 18] for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing some of the initiatives in the Throne Speech under his Ministry’s remit, including creating a Police Authority, ending conscription, reducing gang violence and more.Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon,... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Trey Simons Wins For Second Week In A Row

Trey Simons Wins For Second Week In A Row

For the second straight week, Bermuda’s Trey Simons — who competes for Morehouse College — rolled past the competition, finishing first overall in a large field of runners at the Falcon Classic, hosted by the University of Montevallo in Alabama. Simons clocked a time of 25:47.95 over the 8K Distance to win the race, which over 140... Read more of this article

Photos/Results: Motorcycle Racing At Southside

Photos/Results: Motorcycle Racing At Southside

The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club’s 2017 Circuit Racing Championship Season continued on Sunday [Sept 17] at the Southside Motorsports Raceway. Races kicked off shortly after 1.00pm with scooters first up. Devone ‘Red’ Bailey took the lead position soon after the flag dropped. As races progressed throughout the day, Bailey gained an untouched... Read more of this article

Football: PHC Zebras & North Village  Win

Football: PHC Zebras & North Village Win

The PHC Zebras defeated the Boulevard Blazers 3-0, while the North Village Rams recorded a 3-0 victory over Robin Hood in Dudley Eve football action. PHC Zebras 3 – Boulevard Blazers 0 The Boulevard Blazers were eliminated from the Dudley Eve Trophy tournament following their 3 – 0 defeat to the PHC Zebras. Marco Warren gave the PHC Zebras... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Give Back Games Raises Over $54K For Charity

Give Back Games Raises Over $54K For Charity

The Centre on Philanthropy successfully hosted its ninth annual ‘Give Back Games’ beach-style Olympics at Horseshoe Bay on Tuesday, September 12th. The event saw 10 leading international companies compete to raise money for 10 of their chosen local charities. It was a fun-filled day of team building for the companies who competed in games such as... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: YouthNet Super Raffle Event

Photos & Video: YouthNet Super Raffle Event

Prestige Autos Ltd, YouthNet, and Colonial came together on Friday [Sept 15] in order to launch the YouthNet Super Raffle, featuring a grand prize of a Mercedes-Benz GLA. Called ‘Win Big and Do Good,’ the raffle prize also features one year of licensing and a $1,000 Motor Insurance Voucher courtesy of Colonial. Tickets – of which only... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank To Match Donations Up To $10K

Clarien Bank To Match Donations Up To $10K

Clarien Bank today [Sept 18] announced the launch of a donation drive to support recovery efforts in the Caribbean after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, with the Bank set to match donations up to $10,000. “Donations should be made directly to the Bermuda Red Cross account at Clarien Bank. The funds will support Red Cross societies from... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos & Video: YouthNet Super Raffle Event

Photos & Video: YouthNet Super Raffle Event

Prestige Autos Ltd, YouthNet, and Colonial came together on Friday [Sept 15] in order to launch the YouthNet Super Raffle, featuring a grand prize of a Mercedes-Benz GLA. Called ‘Win Big and Do Good,’ the raffle prize also features one year of licensing and a $1,000 Motor Insurance Voucher courtesy of Colonial. Tickets – of which only... Read more of this article

Two Upcoming Events Offered By Masterworks

Two Upcoming Events Offered By Masterworks

Masterworks is getting set to host two upcoming events, including Super Saturday and a wine tasting. Regarding the Super Saturday, a spokesperson said, “Fall into Autumn” September 30th – Masterworks Museum will be starting their Super Saturdays and will be offering 2 free art activities from 10AM-2PM. Homers Café will be open from 9AM-4PM.... Read more of this article

PALS Set To Host “Mad Hair Day” On Sept 22

PALS Set To Host “Mad Hair Day” On Sept 22

P.A.L.S. – Bermuda’s home care cancer charity – will be holding its annual Mad Hair Day fundraising event on Friday, September 22 from 8.00am to 6.00pm Schools, businesses, clubs, organizations and friends are invited to join the fun by registering and donating $5 [or $2 if a student], to wear their hair in a “mad or crazy way” for the day.... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Die-Off: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

Die-Off: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources confirmed they have received a number of reports of dead fish washing up on shorelines around the island, and said “the current die-off event is affecting a large number of fishes from a wide range of species” and it is “too early to speculate about possible causes.” After a... Read more of this article

Students Help With KBB Marine Clean Up

Students Help With KBB Marine Clean Up

Warwick Academy students, staff and parents came out to support the KKB Marine Clean Up initiative on Saturday organized by Head Girl Eryn Bhola. A spokesperson said, “Warwick descended on Elbow Beach and Coral Beach, and a group of the IB Environmental science students took the opportunity to sort, document and map what trash washed up and where.” Related... Read more of this article

BEST: “Two Nuggets Of Environmental Treasure”

BEST: “Two Nuggets Of Environmental Treasure”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they noted “two nuggets of environmental treasure” in the 2017 Throne Speech that they thought were worth highlighting and responding to. A BEST spokesperson said, “While reviewing the 2017 Throne Speech, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] noted two nuggets... Read more of this article

CRIME

Bermudians Urged To ‘Remain Vigilant’ In UK

Bermudians Urged To ‘Remain Vigilant’ In UK

The Government of Bermuda London Office has advised “Bermudians in the UK to remain vigilant of their surroundings” following the events in London yesterday morning. An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train, in which 30 people were injured after the explosion... Read more of this article

Police: Photo Of Guns & Ammo Not In Bermuda

Police: Photo Of Guns & Ammo Not In Bermuda

The police said they are “aware of a photo circulating on social media that shows an engine block containing a quantity of guns and ammunition,” saying that while it was “suggested that this contraband was discovered in Bermuda,” the photo is actually from Barbados. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service... Read more of this article

Arrest In Connection With Counterfeit Money

Arrest In Connection With Counterfeit Money

The police are advising people to be “vigilant regarding counterfeit U.S. $50 notes bearing serial number MD36441997A,” adding that one of these notes was tendered at a gas station on Tuesday evening, and a 54-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the matter. A police spokesperson said, “Residents are advised to be vigilant... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

VSB To Cease Radio Broadcasting On Sunday

VSB To Cease Radio Broadcasting On Sunday

The DeFontes Broadcasting Company has announced that they will cease their radio broadcasting at 5.00pm on Sunday, September 17th. The company announced the impending closure over the air today, saying, “Sadly, despite the support of listeners and advertisers, and the offering of the island’s best radio news programming, it has not been possible to achieve... Read more of this article

Global InsurTech Investments Increased In Q2

Global InsurTech Investments Increased In Q2

Global investment in InsurTech in the second quarter of 2017 surpassed that in the previous three quarters combined, according to a new report from PwC. “Investment in InsurTech by global insurers, reinsurers and Venture Capital firms surged by 247% to $985million, compared to Q2 2016 [$398million]. The first three months of 2017 saw $283million of InsurTech funding,”... Read more of this article

Sept 20: Cybersecurity Framework Workshop

Sept 20: Cybersecurity Framework Workshop

Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines will be hosting a Cybersecurity Framework Workshop on Wednesday, September 20 to “raise awareness of the need for cybersecurity preparedness.” A Government spokesperson said, “A leading authority on cybersecurity will head a Bermuda workshop next week... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Fire Service Respond To St. David’s Dryer Blaze

Fire Service Respond To St. David’s Dryer Blaze

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire tonight [Sept 11] at a home located in the Sofar Lane area of St. David’s. Bystanders indicate that the incident involved a dryer fire which was extinguished by residents with the help of a fire extinguisher supplied by a nearby neighbour. The Fire Service arrived and entered the property... Read more of this article

BPS: Two People Injured In Ferry/Spirit Collision

BPS: Two People Injured In Ferry/Spirit Collision

An 18-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man both sustained “non-life threatening injuries” in the collision involving a ferry and the Spirit of Bermuda on Friday night, the police have confirmed.A police spokesperson said, “It now appears that two persons, believed to be an 18-year-old Pembroke woman and a 25-year-old Pembroke man,... Read more of this article

Photos: Robertson’s Re-Opens After Fire

Photos: Robertson’s Re-Opens After Fire

Following the September 2 fire that caused extensive damage – including the roof collapsing – at the Robertson’s Drug Store building in St. George’s, the business has re-opened to the public.While the building still needs major repairs they were able to open the lower level of the store, with the owners and staff working extremely... Read more of this article