Pedal Cyclist Suffers Eye Injury In Warwick

Pedal Cyclist Suffers Eye Injury In Warwick

Emergency services responded to the Dunscombe Road area in Warwick tonight [Dec 15] where a pedal cyclist fell off his cycle and injured his eye, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Police and first responders attended a report a road traffic collision that took place at approximately 6:39pm tonight [Saturday]. “It appears... Read more of this article

Nahki Wells Scores In Queens Park Rangers Win

Nahki Wells Scores In Queens Park Rangers Win

Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored his fifth goal of the season as Queens Park Rangers played to a 2 – 1 win over Middlesbrough today. The club’s match report said, “Rangers returned to winning ways thanks to a deserved 2-1 victory against one of the Sky Bet Championship promotion favourites in Middlesbrough. “Pawel Wszolek got... Read more of this article

Auditor General On Govt Financial Statements

Auditor General On Govt Financial Statements

Auditor General Heather Thomas’s opinion on the financial statements of the Consolidated Fund of the Government of Bermuda for the year ended March 31, 2018, is included in the financial statements tabled in the House of Assembly yesterday [Dec 14] by the Minister of Finance. “My responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial statements... Read more of this article

Minister: Consolidated Fund Financial Statements

Minister: Consolidated Fund Financial Statements

The Auditor General gave a qualified audit opinion on the 2017/18 annual accounts of the Consolidated Fund, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson in the House of Assembly. The Consolidated Fund is the general operating fund of the Bermuda Government and reports the financial position, operations, change in net debt and cash flows resulting from the activities... Read more of this article

International Law Firms License Conditions

International Law Firms License Conditions

Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson provided an update on the Government’s intentions for allowing international law firms to have a presence in Bermuda. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Dec 14], Minister Dickinson said, “In the 2018/2019 National Budget, Government announced that we have already begun the process of making Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Premier Burt On Costs Of SSM Legal Appeals

Premier Burt On Costs Of SSM Legal Appeals

The costs so far for the “drafting of the grounds of appeal and provisional advice to the Privy Council” for the same sex marriage legal case stands to date at £11,250 [$14,161], Premier David Burt said. In answering questions in the House of Assembly on Friday, Premier Burt said, “I appreciate the question from the Honourable Deputy... Read more of this article

Portuguese Community Pay Tribute To Dr Terceira

Portuguese Community Pay Tribute To Dr Terceira

[Written by Don Burgess] Dr Clarence ‘Tessi’ Terceira –  who passed away this week at the age of 91 – was an iconic figure to many in the Portuguese community. Andrea Moniz-DeSouza, Honorary Consul of Portugal in Bermuda, said, “It was with great sadness that I learned of Dr Clarence Terceira’s passing. On behalf... Read more of this article


Videos: Bermudian Jo-1 Shines Internationally

Videos: Bermudian Jo-1 Shines Internationally

[Written by Patrick Bean] No stranger to stage, video, or fame, Bermudian performing artist Joanne Ball-Burgess continues to enliven all genres with her eclectic mix of music, dance, and dramatic foreplay beyond the island shores of her birth toward the international arena from her new base of operations in Kenya. Also affectionately known as Jo-1,... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Two students arrested following altercation in Hamilton, OBA said former Health Council CEO leaving the job with no proper explanation ‘should raise red flags,’ police urge the public to remain vigilant when buying online, Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Team, Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess continues entertainment career in Kenya,... Read more of this article

Road Sobriety Checkpoints Over New Year’s Eve

Road Sobriety Checkpoints Over New Year’s Eve

According to today’s official notices, the Bermuda Police Service will be conducting road sobriety checkpoints from Friday, 28 December to Tuesday, 1 January; with the checkpoints set to take place in six parishes – Hamilton Parish, Devonshire, Paget, Pembroke, Southampton and Warwick. According to a prior notice, the police will also be... Read more of this article

OBA: The PLP Is ‘Rushing To Table’ Legislation

OBA: The PLP Is ‘Rushing To Table’ Legislation

“A decision today to pull the proposed amendment to the Children’s Act is yet another example of how this Government is trying to simply tick boxes by rushing to table badly thought out legislation,” according to Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier. “It was bad enough that the proposed amendment to the Act reduced the right for a child... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Dec 14 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 14 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

Photos: Preschool “Caroling In The Community”

Photos: Preschool “Caroling In The Community”

Warwick Preschoolers have been busy making their round spreading Christmas cheer and caroling through the community. Since 2016, the school changed from holding a traditional Christmas Programme to children caroling at various rest homes, schools and at the KEMH Extended Care. This year the students performed at the Lorraine Rest Home, KEMH, the Warwick... Read more of this article

Minister On Mental Health Amendment Bill

Minister On Mental Health Amendment Bill

The Mental Health Act aims to “establish requirements to determine Mental Capacity, ensure Consent to Treatment is obtained; and establish Community Treatment Orders,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 14], Minister Wilson said, “I’d like to provide a brief overview of the Bill’s intent. “Overall,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival Stage Competition Finalists

Bermuda Festival Stage Competition Finalists

The 44th annual Bermuda Festival has announced the contestants who will take part in the second annual On Stage Competition, which is set for February 6. Executive Director T.J. Armand said, “Once again, we were blown away by the many talents of Bermudian youth and it was a difficult decision-making process to determine the finalists. I would like... Read more of this article

Two Students Arrested, One Officer Injured

Two Students Arrested, One Officer Injured

Saying they are “aware of the video footage being circulated” about an incident in Hamilton, the police said “two students are expected to appear before juvenile court in due course.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is aware of the video footage being circulated around social media showing police... Read more of this article

Arbitrade, Exchange, Criticism, Meeting & More

Arbitrade, Exchange, Criticism, Meeting & More

Arbitrade has recently launched a full website which references a ‘Bermuda Block Exchange,’ the company released a statement criticizing an analyst who was a former supporter, the analyst is now strongly questioning the company’s credibility and said he is working to block them getting a licence in Bermuda, and former Premier Michael... Read more of this article

House Of Assembly To Meet On Monday

House Of Assembly To Meet On Monday

“We are determined to meet our obligations and ensure the continued success of a thriving international business sector in Bermuda.” said Premier David Burt today on advising that the House of Assembly would meet on Monday [Dec 17] to consider the Economic Substance Act 2018. The Premier said: “We intended to rise for the Christmas break after... Read more of this article

Police: Be Cautious With ‘Purchasing’ Online

Police: Be Cautious With ‘Purchasing’ Online

The police are reminding members of the public to remain vigilant when making any purchases online, saying “two recent reported scams involved a smart TV and a laptop respectively posted for sale on a local online classifieds site.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] would like to remind members of the public... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Videos: Bermudian Jo-1 Shines Internationally

Videos: Bermudian Jo-1 Shines Internationally

[Written by Patrick Bean] No stranger to stage, video, or fame, Bermudian performing artist Joanne Ball-Burgess continues to enliven all genres with her eclectic mix of music, dance, and dramatic foreplay beyond the island shores of her birth toward the international arena from her new base of operations in Kenya. Also affectionately known as Jo-1,... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Two students arrested following altercation in Hamilton, OBA said former Health Council CEO leaving the job with no proper explanation ‘should raise red flags,’ police urge the public to remain vigilant when buying online, Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Team, Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess continues entertainment career in Kenya,... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Dec 14 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 14 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

SPORTS

Roger Lee Signs With Tallinn Kalev In Estonia

Roger Lee Signs With Tallinn Kalev In Estonia

Bermuda international Roger Lee has signed with Tallinn Kalev, which plays in the top flight of Estonian football. The 27-year-old — who plays internationally for Bermuda and was previously signed by the Loughborough Dynamo Football Club in England — tweeted, “Delighted to have signed with @JKTallinnaKalev for the 2019 season.” He... Read more of this article

Nahki Wells Scores In Queens Park Rangers Win

Nahki Wells Scores In Queens Park Rangers Win

Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored his fifth goal of the season as Queens Park Rangers played to a 2 – 1 win over Middlesbrough today. The club’s match report said, “Rangers returned to winning ways thanks to a deserved 2-1 victory against one of the Sky Bet Championship promotion favourites in Middlesbrough. “Pawel Wszolek got... Read more of this article

Evans Continues Competing In Sail Melbourne

Evans Continues Competing In Sail Melbourne

It was another late day of sailing on the penultimate day of Sail Melbourne International with only the Finn, Nacra 17/15, Opti and BicTechno classes getting some racing in. Melbourne’s current weather system made for another challenging day with race delays, with storm fronts passing through and causing fleets to rush ashore and with the morning’s... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bitcarbon Company Lists Multiple Job Openings

Bitcarbon Company Lists Multiple Job Openings

“The work which the Bermuda Government has put into fintech development in Bermuda is yielding results,” Premier David Burt said, as he congratulated Bitcarbon as they begin to advertise job openings. The listing of ‘current and near term job openings’ at either Bitcarbon [a diamond commodity manufacturer and market maker], and... Read more of this article

Minister: Consolidated Fund Financial Statements

Minister: Consolidated Fund Financial Statements

The Auditor General gave a qualified audit opinion on the 2017/18 annual accounts of the Consolidated Fund, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson in the House of Assembly. The Consolidated Fund is the general operating fund of the Bermuda Government and reports the financial position, operations, change in net debt and cash flows resulting from the activities... Read more of this article

International Law Firms License Conditions

International Law Firms License Conditions

Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson provided an update on the Government’s intentions for allowing international law firms to have a presence in Bermuda. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Dec 14], Minister Dickinson said, “In the 2018/2019 National Budget, Government announced that we have already begun the process of making Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Videos: Bermudian Jo-1 Shines Internationally

Videos: Bermudian Jo-1 Shines Internationally

[Written by Patrick Bean] No stranger to stage, video, or fame, Bermudian performing artist Joanne Ball-Burgess continues to enliven all genres with her eclectic mix of music, dance, and dramatic foreplay beyond the island shores of her birth toward the international arena from her new base of operations in Kenya. Also affectionately known as Jo-1,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival Stage Competition Finalists

Bermuda Festival Stage Competition Finalists

The 44th annual Bermuda Festival has announced the contestants who will take part in the second annual On Stage Competition, which is set for February 6. Executive Director T.J. Armand said, “Once again, we were blown away by the many talents of Bermudian youth and it was a difficult decision-making process to determine the finalists. I would like... Read more of this article

Christmas Swap Shop Set For Tomorrow

Christmas Swap Shop Set For Tomorrow

A Christmas Swap Shop event is set to be held tomorrow [Dec 15] from 10.00am to 4.00pm at Sandys Community Centre. The event poster says, “No cost for tables, spaces are limited. Complimentary hot dog & cocoa [refreshments will be on sale]. Balloons, ice cream truck, fun castle and glitter tattoos. “To reserve a table call 234-3956.” Related... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Column: Community Clean Up Efforts Continue

Column: Community Clean Up Efforts Continue

[Written by Chris Famous] Today we wish to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers, including a number of workers from Works And Engineering, who assisted in the first stage of clearing the pathway between Devon Springs Road and Green Acres Estate Road on Saturday, December 1st.We were able to remove:25 bags of discarded bottles 2 truck loads... Read more of this article

Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

The Bermuda Turtle Project 50th anniversary events culminated with a Sea Turtle Soirée, attended by some 235 guests and successfully raising $200,000 to support the future of this valued research and education initiative. There was much to celebrate by project partners, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and the Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC]. Amid... Read more of this article

‘This Ocean Life’ Interviews Weldon Wade

‘This Ocean Life’ Interviews Weldon Wade

Bermudian Weldon Wade was featured on the ‘This Ocean Life’ podcast, with Mr Wade speaking about topics including plastic pollution, invasive lionfish and more.The story said, “In Episode 38 we speak with Weldon Wade, a man dedicated to protecting the waters of Bermuda. “Weldon shares his stories of discovering his love for free... Read more of this article

CRIME

Two Students Arrested, One Officer Injured

Two Students Arrested, One Officer Injured

Saying they are “aware of the video footage being circulated” about an incident in Hamilton, the police said “two students are expected to appear before juvenile court in due course.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is aware of the video footage being circulated around social media showing police... Read more of this article

Police: Be Cautious With ‘Purchasing’ Online

Police: Be Cautious With ‘Purchasing’ Online

The police are reminding members of the public to remain vigilant when making any purchases online, saying “two recent reported scams involved a smart TV and a laptop respectively posted for sale on a local online classifieds site.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] would like to remind members of the public... Read more of this article

Siblings Injured In ‘Violent Domestic Incident’

Siblings Injured In ‘Violent Domestic Incident’

A 26-year-old woman and her 20-year-old brother have been discharged from hospital after being injured in a ‘violent domestic incident’ in Hamilton parish yesterday [Dec 12]. A police spokesperson said, “A 26-year-old woman hurt in a reported violent domestic incident at a Quarry Road, Hamilton parish home around 10:10am Wednesday,... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bitcarbon Company Lists Multiple Job Openings

Bitcarbon Company Lists Multiple Job Openings

“The work which the Bermuda Government has put into fintech development in Bermuda is yielding results,” Premier David Burt said, as he congratulated Bitcarbon as they begin to advertise job openings. The listing of ‘current and near term job openings’ at either Bitcarbon [a diamond commodity manufacturer and market maker], and Diamond Standard... Read more of this article

Bermuda Space & Satellite Policy Advisory Panel

Bermuda Space & Satellite Policy Advisory Panel

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban convened the second plenary meeting of the Bermuda Space and Satellite Policy Advisory Panel on Wednesday [Dec 12] in Washington, DC. “During the meeting, the Panel recommended strategies to attract space and satellite-related business to Bermuda while growing its domestic space and satellite capabilities,”... Read more of this article

Police: Be Cautious With ‘Purchasing’ Online

Police: Be Cautious With ‘Purchasing’ Online

The police are reminding members of the public to remain vigilant when making any purchases online, saying “two recent reported scams involved a smart TV and a laptop respectively posted for sale on a local online classifieds site.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Pedal Cyclist Suffers Eye Injury In Warwick

Pedal Cyclist Suffers Eye Injury In Warwick

Emergency services responded to the Dunscombe Road area in Warwick tonight [Dec 15] where a pedal cyclist fell off his cycle and injured his eye, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Police and first responders attended a report a road traffic collision that took place at approximately 6:39pm tonight [Saturday]. “It appears... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Treated & Discharged After Collision

Motorcyclist Treated & Discharged After Collision

A 20-year-old motorcyclist has been treated and discharged from the hospital following a collision in Pembroke on Wednesday [Dec 12]. A police spokesperson said, “The motorcyclist injured in a collision with a car around 11:40am Wednesday, December 12th in the area of north round-a-bout [Crow Lane] Pembroke – believed to be a 20-year-old Hamilton... Read more of this article

BFRS Safety Tips For Fire-Safe Holiday Season

BFRS Safety Tips For Fire-Safe Holiday Season

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] has issued holiday safety tips, including information on holiday decorations, heating, cooking, and Christmas trees. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Staff Officer Sergeant Allan Wilkinson said, “The men and women of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind the public that the winter holidays... Read more of this article