Teachers Gather On Cabinet Grounds

Teachers Gather On Cabinet Grounds

[Updating] Teachers are currently gathered on the grounds of the Cabinet Building in Hamilton, with this gathering following after the Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] held an “Emergency Membership Meeting” this morning. We will update with further information as able. Related StoriesHospitality Students Receive START Certificates Berkeley’s... Read more of this article

Weather May Affect America’s Cup Opening

Weather May Affect America’s Cup Opening

[Updated] The current forecast for Friday [May 26] is for high winds, and the America’s Cup organisers said a final decision about the opening may be made as late as 9.00pm on Thursday [May 25], and if racing is cancelled on Friday, the America’s Cup Village will be closed and the Opening Ceremony “would also be delayed.” The organisers... Read more of this article

Kardias Club Donates $11,000 To Hope Academy

Kardias Club Donates $11,000 To Hope Academy

The Kardias Club has donated $11,000 to the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy, thanks to the proceeds from their annual wine tasting, held at Urban Cottage, and their annual Tea with a Twist event, held at the Fairmont Southampton. A spokesperson said, “The Kardias Club felt privileged to be able to support the children who attend the school, by... Read more of this article

Photos: Work On Somerset Bridge Completed

Photos: Work On Somerset Bridge Completed

Work on the Somerset Bridge — the smallest draw bridge in the world — was recently completed, after an inspection revealed some safety issues on the walkway and on the railing on the north side of the bridge. A Public Works Ministry spokesperson said, “The original work planned for Somerset Bridge was established after an inspection revealed... Read more of this article

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Samson Douglas

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Samson Douglas

In the third in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Samson Douglas. His profile, courtesy of the Alphas, says: “Samson Branch Douglas was born on April 28, 2000 in Bermuda. He is the son of parents Samantha Branch and Keith Douglas and he has one sister who is named Safiya Harvey.“Samson... Read more of this article

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 25th

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 25th

Thousands line the streets for the Bermuda Day Parade, Jay Donawa and Deon Breary win the Bermuda Day Half Marathon, Kaden Hopkins and Alyssa Rowse win the cycling, Digicel switches on LTE network, demonstrations scheduled for 12.30pm today at Parliament, Somerset Bridge work completed, and weather may affect the America’s Opening, are some of... Read more of this article

Digicel Launches Island-Wide LTE Service

Digicel Launches Island-Wide LTE Service

Digicel said that today [May 25] they officially switched on their  ”LTE network delivering a world of innovation and superfast data speeds to its customers,  just in time to stage the world’s most famous sailing event, the America’s Cup.” “LTE brings a whole new experience to our customers. High quality video calling and streaming... Read more of this article


Photo Set #2: 2017 Bermuda Day Parade

Photo Set #2: 2017 Bermuda Day Parade

Gombey troupes, dance groups, majorettes, marching bands and more made their way through the streets of Hamilton today [May 24] as thousands of people lined the streets for the always-popular Bermuda Day parade. The parade line-up included the Bermuda Long Riders Motorcycle Club along with visiting members of ETA Motorcycle Cruises, The Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: 2017 Bermuda Day Parade

Photo Set #1: 2017 Bermuda Day Parade

Thousands of people lined the streets for the always-popular Bermuda Day parade which saw Gombey troupes, dance groups, majorettes, marching bands, floats, and more make their way through the streets of Hamilton. The parade got underway this afternoon, following the cycling and half-marathon races, which were held earlier in the day. The parade line-up... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 24 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 24 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

Updates: 2017 Bermuda Day Gets Underway

Updates: 2017 Bermuda Day Gets Underway

[Updating] The 2017 Bermuda Day holiday is getting underway, and we will be bringing you live text, photo and video updates of the celebrations as able. The Cycling started at 8.45am, the Half-Marathon begins at 9am in St. George’s, and the Parade begins at 1.30pm from Marsh Folly Road. Links to Bermuda Day informationParade route & order... Read more of this article

Runner Jay Donawa: “It’s A Dream Come True”

Runner Jay Donawa: “It’s A Dream Come True”

“It’s a dream come true,” Jay Donawa said after winning today’s [May 24] Bermuda Half Marathon Derby, adding that today will be his last marathon, as he wants to “go out on top.” Saying that he is “still a little bit deaf from the crowd support,” he thanked everyone for supporting him, saying he is very thankful... Read more of this article

2017 Bermuda Day Parade Float Award Winners

2017 Bermuda Day Parade Float Award Winners

Thousands of people are lining the streets for today’s [May 24] Bermuda Day Parade  to cheer on the all of those participating in the Parade, which included a number of intricately decorated floats, with the winners now being officially announced. Awards:Natural Heritage Float- 1st – Department of Corrections Natural Heritage Float- 2nd –... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Day Cycling & Half-Marathon

Videos: Bermuda Day Cycling & Half-Marathon

The 2017 Bermuda Day holiday got underway this morning [May 24], with cycling and the Half-Marathon Derby beginning in St. George’s, set to be followed by the parade this afternoon at 1.30pm from Marsh Folly Road. Jay Donawa and Deon Breary won the Half Marathon Derby, with both crossing the line to loud applause from the gathered crowd, while .... Read more of this article

Jay Donawa & Deon Breary Win Half Marathon

Jay Donawa & Deon Breary Win Half Marathon

Jay Donawa and Deon Breary won today’s [May 24] Bermuda Half Marathon Derby, with both crossing the line to loud applause from the gathered crowd. Mr. Donawa crossing the finish line with a time of 1:20:08. was followed by Evan Naude, who finished with a time of 1:21:50, Christopher Harris with a time of 1:23:16, Artur Paulino with a time of 1:25:27,... Read more of this article

Hopkins & Rowse Win Bermuda Day Cycling

Hopkins & Rowse Win Bermuda Day Cycling

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Youth triumphed over experience as two 17-year-olds won their maiden Sinclair Packwood Memorial race titles and a son joined his father as winners of the event. Kaden Hopkins and Alyssa Rowse won the men’s and women’s races respectively, while another 17-year-old, Matthew Oliveira, who was last year’s race,... Read more of this article

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Aaron Spencer

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Aaron Spencer

In the second in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Aaron Spencer. His profile, courtesy of the Alphas, says: “On October 30, 1999, on a sunny day in Bermuda, William Aaron McDonald Spencer II was born to Marcia Spencer and William Aaron McDonald Spencer. His parents always knew Aaron was... Read more of this article

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

UK-based renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, the official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, announced the completion of a partnership project to install solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda, thereby reducing the museum’s carbon emissions. The solar panel installation was funded through a partnership with Low Carbon,... Read more of this article

Extra Ferry Service Scheduled For America’s Cup

Extra Ferry Service Scheduled For America’s Cup

Additional public ferries have been scheduled between May 26th and June 27th to manage the increased passenger traffic to Dockyard that is anticipated for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. “Tickets for the dedicated ferry from Hamilton to the America’s Cup Village have sold quickly, and on some days, are sold out to and from the event. Transportation... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 25th

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 25th

Thousands line the streets for the Bermuda Day Parade, Jay Donawa and Deon Breary win the Bermuda Day Half Marathon, Kaden Hopkins and Alyssa Rowse win the cycling, Digicel switches on LTE network, demonstrations scheduled for 12.30pm today at Parliament, Somerset Bridge work completed, and weather may affect the America’s Opening, are some of... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 24 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 24 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

Videos: Bermuda Day Cycling & Half-Marathon

Videos: Bermuda Day Cycling & Half-Marathon

The 2017 Bermuda Day holiday got underway this morning [May 24], with cycling and the Half-Marathon Derby beginning in St. George’s, set to be followed by the parade this afternoon at 1.30pm from Marsh Folly Road. Jay Donawa and Deon Breary won the Half Marathon Derby, with both crossing the line to loud applause from the gathered crowd, while .... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Weather May Affect America’s Cup Opening

Weather May Affect America’s Cup Opening

[Updated] The current forecast for Friday [May 26] is for high winds, and the America’s Cup organisers said a final decision about the opening may be made as late as 9.00pm on Thursday [May 25], and if racing is cancelled on Friday, the America’s Cup Village will be closed and the Opening Ceremony “would also be delayed.” The organisers... Read more of this article

‘Another Beautiful Bermuda Day This Year’

‘Another Beautiful Bermuda Day This Year’

[Written by Marisa Whitecross] This was another beautiful Bermuda Day this year, with locals and visitors to the Island enjoying the races and the parade in Hamilton. This morning starting at 8:50am as a large group of cyclists made their way  to Hamilton for the May 24th race, and after that, runners and walkers started their trek from St Georges... Read more of this article

Donawa: “I’m Retired Now, Will Go Out On Top”

Donawa: “I’m Retired Now, Will Go Out On Top”

[Written by Maya Palacio] Jay Donawa wins the Appleby Bermuda Day Half Marathon after many years of competing. The 44-year-old athlete says he has lost count on the number of Bermuda Day races he has competed in, but yesterday’s race was his last. “I’m retired now. I’m going to go off on the top.” Before the race yesterday, Donawa had good... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Lili Bermuda Launch New ‘SunKiss’ Fragrance

Lili Bermuda Launch New ‘SunKiss’ Fragrance

Lili Bermuda is launching its newest ladies summer fragrance named ‘SunKiss’. Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone explained the inspiration behind SunKiss saying, “Just imagine the young Lili on a holiday at the beach, lounging under an umbrella and enjoying an exotic cocktail or a delicious orange sundae.“The fragrance notes in SunKiss... Read more of this article

Students Learn About Reinsurance Industry

Students Learn About Reinsurance Industry

CedarBridge Academy students recently visited the boardroom at Global Atlantic Re to learn about the Life Insurance and Reinsurance Industry in Bermuda, a growing sector of Bermuda’s international business economy. Representatives from a variety of professions, including actuaries and accountants, provided insight on working in the industry, skillsets... Read more of this article

Digicel Launches Island-Wide LTE Service

Digicel Launches Island-Wide LTE Service

Digicel said that today [May 25] they officially switched on their  ”LTE network delivering a world of innovation and superfast data speeds to its customers,  just in time to stage the world’s most famous sailing event, the America’s Cup.” “LTE brings a whole new experience to our customers. High quality video calling and streaming... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Lili Bermuda Launch New ‘SunKiss’ Fragrance

Lili Bermuda Launch New ‘SunKiss’ Fragrance

Lili Bermuda is launching its newest ladies summer fragrance named ‘SunKiss’. Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone explained the inspiration behind SunKiss saying, “Just imagine the young Lili on a holiday at the beach, lounging under an umbrella and enjoying an exotic cocktail or a delicious orange sundae.“The fragrance notes in SunKiss... Read more of this article

Nicky Gurret Wins Medal At Flower Show In UK

Nicky Gurret Wins Medal At Flower Show In UK

At her sixth showing at the Chelsea Flower Show in London Nicky Gurret won her sixth medal, this year entering  ‘The Cutting Edge’ Floral Arrangement class, where her floral art called ‘Edgy Bermuda’ received a bronze medal. Ms Gurret said, “I submitted my application last year in August 2016 and it was accepted. The design was very modern... Read more of this article

‘Another Beautiful Bermuda Day This Year’

‘Another Beautiful Bermuda Day This Year’

[Written by Marisa Whitecross] This was another beautiful Bermuda Day this year, with locals and visitors to the Island enjoying the races and the parade in Hamilton. This morning starting at 8:50am as a large group of cyclists made their way  to Hamilton for the May 24th race, and after that, runners and walkers started their trek from St Georges... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

UK-based renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, the official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, announced the completion of a partnership project to install solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda, thereby reducing the museum’s carbon emissions. The solar panel installation was funded through a partnership with Low Carbon,... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards joined representatives from 12 other UK Overseas Territories [UKOTs] and Crown Dependencies [CDs] on the Channel Island of Alderney. Designates came together from as far afield as Pitcairn and the British Virgin Islands on 27 and 28 April to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions. The... Read more of this article

Global Perspective & Solutions For Clean Ocean

Global Perspective & Solutions For Clean Ocean

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] and 11th Hour Racing will present a talk entitled “Global Perspective and Solutions for a Clean Ocean” on Thursday, June 1, beginning at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “Join leading ocean plastic experts from around the world, including Nicholas Mellor of the Ocean Conservancy and Rachael... Read more of this article

CRIME

Three Females Injured While Avoiding Shooting

Three Females Injured While Avoiding Shooting

The 17-year-old young man that was shot on Friday night was “part of a gathering of individuals at a residence,” and “three females that were also part of that gathering avoided being shot but sustained non-life threatening, non-gun related injuries getting out of harm’s way,” the police confirmed today.A police spokesperson... Read more of this article

Motocross Bikes Stolen From Southside Track

Motocross Bikes Stolen From Southside Track

Two motocross bikes – 50cc and 65cc – have recently been stolen from the Southside Motocross Track in St. Davids, along with a street bike, with information sought on their whereabouts. The incident occurred after 8.00pm on Saturday evening [May 20], and according to a member of the Bermuda Motocross Club, all three bikes were stolen from... Read more of this article

17-Year-Old Remains In ICU After Shooting

17-Year-Old Remains In ICU After Shooting

The 17-year-old male who was injured in a shooting on Friday night [May 19] in the North Shore Road, Glebe Road Devonshire area remains in stable condition in the ICU.A police spokesperson said, “At last check the 17-year-old male shot and injured around 11:15pm Friday, May 19th in the North Shore Road, Glebe Road Devonshire area remained in... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Digicel Launches Island-Wide LTE Service

Digicel Launches Island-Wide LTE Service

Digicel said that today [May 25] they officially switched on their  ”LTE network delivering a world of innovation and superfast data speeds to its customers,  just in time to stage the world’s most famous sailing event, the America’s Cup.” “LTE brings a whole new experience to our customers. High quality video calling and streaming on the go, superior... Read more of this article

NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC

NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC

NBC Sports Group will present more than 40 hours of coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup from Bermuda across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app, beginning this Friday, May 26, with coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on NBCSN. NBCSN and the NBC Sports app will provide comprehensive coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger... Read more of this article

Go Behind Scenes With Virtual Reality AC Videos

Go Behind Scenes With Virtual Reality AC Videos

As the Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan – the Japanese Challenger for the America’s Cup –Argus is launching three virtual reality [VR] videos to give the community a behind the scenes look at SoftBank Team Japan as they prepare for the America’s Cup race. The VR videos were produced by UK-based Parable VR in partnership with The Gild. The... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Man Escapes Overturned Car in Southampton

Man Escapes Overturned Car in Southampton

Emergency services responded to the South Road, Eastdale Lane Southampton area tonight [May 19] where they found an overturned car with the driver already out of the vehicle. Police spokesperson Robin Simmons said, “Around 11:30pm Friday, May 19th police and first responders were dispatched to a report of an overturned car in the South Road, Eastdale... Read more of this article

Rider Injured In Collision In Critical Condition

Rider Injured In Collision In Critical Condition

A 46 year old man was transported to hospital on Friday night [May 19] following a serious collision on Harrington Sound Road involving a truck and a motorcycle that resulted in the man “expected to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition” police said. Police Media Relations Manager Robin Simmons said, “Around 11:00pm... Read more of this article

Two Visitors Injured In Rental Cycle Collision

Two Visitors Injured In Rental Cycle Collision

A 58-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were taken to hospital via ambulance for treatment following a collision on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton parish yesterday [May 18] and are now recovering in stable condition on a general ward. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1pm Thursday, May 18th police and first responders were dispatched to... Read more of this article