Taxi Driver Strikes Utility Pole In Paget

Taxi Driver Strikes Utility Pole In Paget

A taxi driver struck a utility pole on South Road in Paget this morning [Aug 13]. A police spokesperson said, Shortly after 5:00am on Saturday 13th August, police responded to a single vehicle collision on South Road, just west of South Roundabout in Paget, involving a taxi. “On police arrival, it was ascertained that a taxi had struck a utility... Read more of this article

Video: August 13th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 13th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Ministry on $150 payment for Back to School, BTA releases latest tourism statistics, new APGA Championship event to be held, Nia Christopher earns CAA Player of Year award, Bermuda Around the Island Powerboat Race and join Corporate Blood Drive by August 31 are some of the stories in this morning’s [Aug 13] Bernews Newsflash.The Bernews Morning... Read more of this article

Ministry On $150 Payment For Back To School

Ministry On $150 Payment For Back To School

Parents and guardians “should expect an email from the Department of Education to register to receive” the $150 funding for each student enrolled in public school, Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said today. Last month, as part of a $15m economic relief package, Premier David Burt announced that the “Government will provide $150... Read more of this article

BTA Releases Q2 2022 Tourism Statistics

BTA Releases Q2 2022 Tourism Statistics

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] today released second-quarter tourism measures, stating that “while there has been significant upward movement from the lows of the past two years, on most measures, there is still a way to go to meet pre-pandemic numbers.” A spokesperson said, “The report highlights gradual recovery in all categories... Read more of this article

Join Corporate Blood Drive by August 31

Join Corporate Blood Drive by August 31

Bermuda companies and organisations still have a chance to join the tenth Corporate Blood Drive, with the deadline for signing on August 31. A Bermuda Hospitals Board spokesperson said, “Bermuda companies and organisations still have a chance to join the tenth Corporate Blood Drive, with the deadline for signing up 31 August 2022. Any company interested... Read more of this article

‘Anti-Social Behaviour’ Involving Young People

‘Anti-Social Behaviour’ Involving Young People

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] said they are “aware of video clips circulating on social media, showing what appear to be school aged young people engaged in what we’re told are pre-arranged fights in the City of Hamilton during social events.” A police spokesperson said, “While no complaint has been received by police, we are keen... Read more of this article

Golf: New APGA Championship Event To Be Held

Golf: New APGA Championship Event To Be Held

The Butterfield Bermuda Championship announced the introduction of a new annual event, the Butterfield Bermuda APGA Championship, in conjunction with the Advocates Professional Golf Association [APGA] and the PGA TOUR. A spokesperson said, “The Butterfield Bermuda APGA Championship, the first international event of its kind, will be hosted at the... Read more of this article


Swift Training Hard For Fencing Championships

Swift Training Hard For Fencing Championships

[Written by Stephen Wright] Rhys Swift will be the youngest of Bermuda’s four-man team competing at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in London. The 14-year-old, who competes in the Cadet Men’s Sabre and Junior Men’s Sabre classes, will represent the island alongside Don Treanor, the team captain, Federico Candiolo and Ben Jewett. Swift,... Read more of this article

Christopher Earns CAA Player Of Year Award

Christopher Earns CAA Player Of Year Award

Bermudian footballer Nia Christopher has earned the 2022 Colonial Athletic Association [CAA] Preseason Player of the Year award. The school’s announcement said, “After a stellar 2021-22 calendar year, Nia Christopher has been honored as the 2022 Colonial Athletic Association [CAA] Preseason Player of the Year, announced by the league on Thursday. “The... Read more of this article

Video: August 12th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 12th Bernews Morning Newsflash

2022 National Dance Foundation scholarships, nineteen Police Officers promoted, tickets for Taste of Bermuda now on sale, Michael Dunkley says a full report needs to be made public, and reception celebrates 135 students are some of the stories in this morning’s [Aug 12] Bernews Newsflash.The Bernews Morning Newsflash includes an overview of the... Read more of this article

Photos: Reception Celebrates 135 Students

Photos: Reception Celebrates 135 Students

Yesterday [Aug 10], the Department of Workforce Development’s 2022 Summer Employment and Internship Programmes concluded with a reception celebrating 135 participating students. A Government spokesperson said, “The Summer Employment Programme assists students in developing their career goals by connecting work experiences to academic learning.... Read more of this article

Tickets For Taste Of Bermuda Now On Sale

Tickets For Taste Of Bermuda Now On Sale

The City of Hamilton announced that tickets for the Taste of Bermuda food festival – which is set to take place from September 30th to October 2nd — are now on sale. A spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton is excited to announce that tickets for Taste of Bermuda – Hamilton’s most delicious and fun food festival – are now on sale! “The... Read more of this article

Dunkley: A Full Report Needs To Be Made Public

Dunkley: A Full Report Needs To Be Made Public

[Updated] “How was Antoine Anderson able to escape from custody,” Shadow Minister for National Security Michael Dunkley said, adding that “the community needs to be assured that this won’t happen again and a full report on this concerning breach needs to be made public.” This follows after Antoine Anderson, who has been convicted... Read more of this article

OBA: Govt Needs To ‘Get A Grip’ On Issues

OBA: Govt Needs To ‘Get A Grip’ On Issues

[Updated] “The Government needs to get a grip on these serious issues,” Shadow Minister for Home Affairs & Legal Affairs Scott Pearman said in regards to the ongoing concerns with BELCO. Mr Pearman said, “The conclusion by Bermuda’s Regulatory Authority [RA] that BELCO has been actively misleading the public about the newly built... Read more of this article

BTA: Tracy Berkeley Continues As Interim CEO

BTA: Tracy Berkeley Continues As Interim CEO

Following reports from an overseas travel trade publication stating that Tracy Berkeley has been appointed the BTA CEO, the BTA said that “contrary to the headline,” Tracy Berkeley “continues to serve as interim CEO for the Bermuda Tourism Authority.” Bernews asked the BTA for comment about the article on the website, which is a... Read more of this article

2022 National Dance Foundation Scholarships

2022 National Dance Foundation Scholarships

Acacia Tucker, Arielle Ming, Ava Moreno, Dezjaun Thomas, Vidya Cannonier-Watson, Onuri Smith, T’aja Williams, Skye Minors, Naysaa Tucker, and Ravi Cannonier-Watson all earned 2022 National Dance Foundation scholarships and awards. Scholarships Presented A spokesperson said, “The 2022 National Dance Foundation Fund awards took place in the Somers... Read more of this article

Video: Nineteen Police Officers Promoted

Video: Nineteen Police Officers Promoted

Eleven Police Constables were promoted to the rank of Sergeant, seven Sergeants were promoted to the rank of Inspector and one Inspector was promoted to the rank of Chief Inspector. The Bermuda Police Service said, “The Commissioner of Police Mr. Darrin Simons, is pleased to announce the promotions of 19 officers. “On 4th August, 2022, 11... Read more of this article

Six Persons Arrested, $500k In Drugs Seized

Six Persons Arrested, $500k In Drugs Seized

After executing search warrants at residences in Smiths, six persons were arrested and “packages containing what are suspected to be controlled drugs cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis with an estimated street value of $500,000 were seized,” the police confirmed today. Police also seized two hydroponic systems, “a quantity of high... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: August 13th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 13th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Ministry on $150 payment for Back to School, BTA releases latest tourism statistics, new APGA Championship event to be held, Nia Christopher earns CAA Player of Year award, Bermuda Around the Island Powerboat Race and join Corporate Blood Drive by August 31 are some of the stories in this morning’s [Aug 13] Bernews Newsflash.The Bernews Morning... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Two Emancipation Commemoration exhibits were on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA], including “Pioneers Who Persevered: Black Nurses in a Segregated Bermuda.” A Government spokesperson previously said, “The Emancipation Commemoration continues with two exhibits at the Bermuda Society of Arts. “Our special exhibit,... Read more of this article

Video: August 12th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 12th Bernews Morning Newsflash

2022 National Dance Foundation scholarships, nineteen Police Officers promoted, tickets for Taste of Bermuda now on sale, Michael Dunkley says a full report needs to be made public, and reception celebrates 135 students are some of the stories in this morning’s [Aug 12] Bernews Newsflash.The Bernews Morning Newsflash includes an overview of the... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Enrique Russell Signs With AFC Totton

Enrique Russell Signs With AFC Totton

Bermudian football player Enrique Russell has signed with AFC Totton, which plays in the Southern League Division One in England. The club’s report said, “Although he was born and mostly-raised in Bermuda, part of Enrique’s education was in the UK at Sparsholt College, during which he played football for Hampshire Schools and impressed well enough... Read more of this article

Ball Hockey: Beer Barons Defeat Paget Pistols

Ball Hockey: Beer Barons Defeat Paget Pistols

Action in the Bermuda Ball Hockey Inline Summer League saw a single match take place with 13 goals scored at the PCC Hockey Rink. Paget Pistols 4 Boaz Island Beer Barons 9 In the lone match, the Boaz Island Beer Barons defeated the Paget Pistols 9 – 4. At the end of the first period the Boaz Island Beer Barons held a 3 – 1 lead. Jeremy Estey gave... Read more of this article

Golf: New APGA Championship Event To Be Held

Golf: New APGA Championship Event To Be Held

The Butterfield Bermuda Championship announced the introduction of a new annual event, the Butterfield Bermuda APGA Championship, in conjunction with the Advocates Professional Golf Association [APGA] and the PGA TOUR. A spokesperson said, “The Butterfield Bermuda APGA Championship, the first international event of its kind, will be hosted at the... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Everest Re Group Announces $1.65 Dividend

Everest Re Group Announces $1.65 Dividend

Everest Re Group, Ltd. announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $1.65 per common share payable on or before September 9, 2022 to all shareholders of record as of August 24, 2022.Related StoriesEverest Re Group Announces Dividend Everest Estimate 2021 Q3 Catastrophe Losses Everest Re First Quarter Preliminary Information Everest... Read more of this article

BF&M Continues Share Repurchase Programme

BF&M Continues Share Repurchase Programme

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange, BF&M Limited announced the continuation of its share repurchase programme. The full filing stated, “BF&M Limited today announced that, effective August 15, 2022, the Company will continue its 2016 share repurchase programme and purchase up to 179,775 shares over the next year, at market prices on... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 13

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 13

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 13th.On Saturday the Carnival Magic cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Oslo Bulk 5 container ship and the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship will arrive, and on Monday the Oleander container ship and the Adventure of... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Two Emancipation Commemoration exhibits were on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA], including “Pioneers Who Persevered: Black Nurses in a Segregated Bermuda.” A Government spokesperson previously said, “The Emancipation Commemoration continues with two exhibits at the Bermuda Society of Arts. “Our special exhibit,... Read more of this article

Terry Lister To Release New Travel Book

Terry Lister To Release New Travel Book

Author Terry Lister announced that his second short read travel book – and fourth book about his travels in West Africa — will be launched on Monday, August 29th. Mr. Lister said, “This book, titled Travels in The Gambia, the Smiling Coast, will focus on my time spent in The Gambia. As with previous books, there is much history, culture... Read more of this article

Made In Bermuda Nights On Aug 20, 27 & Sept 3

Made In Bermuda Nights On Aug 20, 27 & Sept 3

The Bermuda Tourism Authority, in partnership with PinkSand Entertainment LLC, will be holding Made in Bermuda Nights on August 20, August 27, and September 3. A spokesperson said, “After hiatus in summer 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, Made in Bermuda Nights is returning to the summer calendar with an upgraded VIP Experience. This year’s must-attend... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

BUEI Moray Eels Kids Hour Set For August 20

BUEI Moray Eels Kids Hour Set For August 20

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] announced that Moray Eels are the topic for this month’s ‘Kids Hour Saturday’ on August 20th. A spokesperson said, “Kids Hour Saturdays’ takes place every third Saturday of the month at 11am and 2pm respectively. Each hour features the screening of short films followed by a book reading for... Read more of this article

Aug 16: Juvenile Green Turtles Health Lecture

Aug 16: Juvenile Green Turtles Health Lecture

The Bermuda Zoological Society will be holding a Virtual Lecture Series installment titled “The health assessment of juvenile green turtles in Bermuda.” The lecture will held via Zoom on Tuesday, August 16 at 7.00pm and will be presented by Dr Gaelle Roth, MRCVS, Co-Director of the Bermuda Turtle Project. The event flyer says, “Discover something... Read more of this article

NSC To Begin Renewable Energy Phase 3

NSC To Begin Renewable Energy Phase 3

The National Sports Centre said they “will commence work on the third phase of its renewable energy project which is expected to produce 20% savings on utility costs to the facility.” A spokesperson said, “Phase one, which has been completed, involved the installation of a new energy efficient heating/cooling system to regulate temperatures... Read more of this article

CRIME

‘Anti-Social Behaviour’ Involving Young People

‘Anti-Social Behaviour’ Involving Young People

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] said they are “aware of video clips circulating on social media, showing what appear to be school aged young people engaged in what we’re told are pre-arranged fights in the City of Hamilton during social events.” A police spokesperson said, “While no complaint has been received by police, we are keen... Read more of this article

Six Persons Arrested, $500k In Drugs Seized

Six Persons Arrested, $500k In Drugs Seized

After executing search warrants at residences in Smiths, six persons were arrested and “packages containing what are suspected to be controlled drugs cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis with an estimated street value of $500,000 were seized,” the police confirmed today. Police also seized two hydroponic systems, “a quantity of high... Read more of this article

Inmate Who Escaped Now Back In Custody

Inmate Who Escaped Now Back In Custody

[Updated - He is back in custody] A search is underway after Antoine Anderson escaped from a facility at Ferry Reach in St. Georges. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 3.00pm today, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, police received a report from the Department of Corrections that an inmate, Antoine Anderson, had escaped from a Facility in  Ferry... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Wallpaper Wednesday: Jah-Nhai Perinchief

Wallpaper Wednesday: Jah-Nhai Perinchief

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features Bermudian athlete Jah-Nhai Perinchief, who literally leaped into history, as he won the bronze medal in the triple jump at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, cementing himself as one of Bermuda’s best ever jumpers.The design is available in three different versions in two sizes;... Read more of this article

RA  Accuses BELCO Of ‘Misleading The Public’

RA Accuses BELCO Of ‘Misleading The Public’

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [RA] has issued a public statement to caution BELCO for what they said was “misleading the public”, with the RA alleging that BELCO has made “concerted” efforts to misinform. A spokesperson said, “In response to public outcries regarding ongoing soot emissions in the local community, the Regulatory... Read more of this article

Over 1000 Images Added To Cup Match Website

Over 1000 Images Added To Cup Match Website

With the 2022 Cup Match holiday now behind us, our dedicated Cup Match website – BernewsCupMatch.com – has been updated with coverage of a range of festivities which includes over 1,000 photos, videos and 360° panoramas spanning the various events such as the motorcades, music concerts, parties, art displays, festive decorations, the cricket match and more.The... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Taxi Driver Strikes Utility Pole In Paget

Taxi Driver Strikes Utility Pole In Paget

A taxi driver struck a utility pole on South Road in Paget this morning [Aug 13]. A police spokesperson said, Shortly after 5:00am on Saturday 13th August, police responded to a single vehicle collision on South Road, just west of South Roundabout in Paget, involving a taxi. “On police arrival, it was ascertained that a taxi had struck a utility... Read more of this article

BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Instruction

BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Instruction

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] is advising “that it will conduct an emergency driving instruction on the roads during the weeks of 8 August and 15 August.” A spokesperson said, “The public should be aware that during instruction, the increased use of sirens may cause a degree of concern or distress, for which the BFRS... Read more of this article

Person’s Leg Injured After Falling From A Boat

Person’s Leg Injured After Falling From A Boat

Someone’s Cup Match holiday apparently did not go well as they may have preferred, as on the second day a male was transferred by a boat to an ambulance after he “suffered a laceration to his lower leg following a fall from a boat in Paradise Lakes.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Friday 29th July, 7:30... Read more of this article




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