Commissioner Corbishley Responds To Report

Commissioner Corbishley Responds To Report

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley has responded to a report about rape statistics in Bermuda. “A recent report shared on Facebook suggested that Bermuda sits 5th in the world in relation to offences of rape,” Commissioner Corbishley said. “The BPS and many other partner agencies in Bermuda are there to support victims of rape and any... Read more of this article

Epsilon Remains “Potential Threat To Bermuda”

Epsilon Remains “Potential Threat To Bermuda”

Tropical Storm Epsilon remains a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 171 nm to the east at 6am on Friday [Oct 23], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.” Their forecast... Read more of this article

Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Tropical Storm Epsilon is a potential threat to Bermuda, Marcus Symonds earns training contract, Bermuda trends as high as #3 on Twitter, Remembrance Day event closed to spectators, Leilanni Nesbeth scores again for Florida State, Knowledge Quest-HSBC scholarship recipients and no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda are some of the stories in... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Oct 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 19 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... Read more of this article

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

The Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley and Roads Policing Unit OIC Inspector Charlene Thompson are holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 19] to “address the recent road fatalities and other traffic related issues.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast... Read more of this article

Video: Labour Minister & Finance Minister

Video: Labour Minister & Finance Minister

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward and Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson are holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 19], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 38-minute replay is belowUpdate 5.34pm: Minister Hayward’s remarks: Good... Read more of this article

Knowledge Quest-HSBC Scholarship Recipients

Knowledge Quest-HSBC Scholarship Recipients

HSBC Bermuda announced the recipients of the Knowledge Quest-HSBC Scholarship, with Cashun Brangman, Lashuntae Dill-Assing, Deja Grant, Messiah Greaves, Solomon Pearman, and Davondra Sealey all receiving scholarships. A spokesperson said, “In 2020, HSBC Bermuda [HSBC] has recommitted its partnership with the Knowledge Quest charity, providing... Read more of this article


Remembrance Day Event Closed To Spectators

Remembrance Day Event Closed To Spectators

This year’s Remembrance Day observance on November 11th will be a “closed event” and there will be no public admission. A Government spokesperson said, “The Cabinet Office today advised that this year’s Remembrance Day observance will be a closed event. There will be no public admission to the Cabinet Office grounds and the following... Read more of this article

Volunteers Complete Mirrors Life Coach Training

Volunteers Complete Mirrors Life Coach Training

29 volunteers completed Mirrors two and a half-day volunteer life coach training over the weekend, with the new programme — entitled “Coaching For Success” [CFS] — set to provide additional support and resources to Bermuda’s youth. The Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Reform Kathy Lynn Simmons expressed... Read more of this article

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

[Updated] The Government of Bermuda is holding another hearing on the “commission to review the question of historic losses of land in Bermuda,” and you can tune in and watch live below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 2-hour & 4-minute replay is belowUpdate: Part II | The live broadcast has concluded and the 21-minute... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 1408 Test Results, None Were Positive

Covid-19: 1408 Test Results, None Were Positive

There were 1408 test results received over Friday and Saturday and none were positive for Covid-19, so the total of confirmed cases to date remains at 185, with 4 cases being active. A Government spokesperson said, “Over Friday and Saturday, 1408 test results were received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for Civid-19. “As of Saturday... Read more of this article

Marcus Symonds Earns Training Contract

Marcus Symonds Earns Training Contract

Carey Olsen announced that Bermudian lawyer Marcus Symonds has become the first recipient of a pupillage training contract. A spokesperson said, “Budding Bermudian lawyer Marcus Symonds has become the first recipient of a pupillage training contract with Carey Olsen Bermuda through the firm’s new pupillage programme. “A former Warwick... Read more of this article

13 Graduate From 2019 Venturers’ Programme

13 Graduate From 2019 Venturers’ Programme

Raleigh Bermuda recently celebrated the graduation of 13 young Bermudians who completed the 2019 Venturers’ Programme. A spokesperson said, “Raleigh is the only organization on the island that works continuously with young people ages 17–24-years-old by providing them with the survival and life skills to become confident, productive members of... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Is “Potential Threat To Bermuda”

Tropical Storm Is “Potential Threat To Bermuda”

[Updated] Tropical Depression 27 has formed over the central Atlantic and interests in “Bermuda should closely monitor the progress of this system,” the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Tweet from the NHC sent at around 9.00am this morning:The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 800 AM AST [1200... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend was marred with tragedy, as the island suffered another road traffic fatality on Friday evening. In addition, a KBB Coastal Cleanup took place, and well as various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:45-Year-Old Man Dies Following CollisionMinister Extends... Read more of this article

Ministry: Community Book Drive For Inmates

Ministry: Community Book Drive For Inmates

For the remaining month of October and month of November the Department of Corrections is “spearheading a Community Book Drive for inmates,” the Ministry of National Security said. Minister of National Security Renee Ming said, “The Department of Corrections has quite a number of avid readers within our correctional facilities who are... Read more of this article

Minister Extends Condolences To Both Families

Minister Extends Condolences To Both Families

Following the two fatal collisions this week, Transport Minister  Lawrence Scott extended his condolences to both men’s families. Minister Lawrence Scott said, “I was shocked to learn that two men have tragically lost their lives in separate fatal road collisions in the past 72 hours. “I send my sincere condolences to both men’s families... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Tropical Storm Epsilon is a potential threat to Bermuda, Marcus Symonds earns training contract, Bermuda trends as high as #3 on Twitter, Remembrance Day event closed to spectators, Leilanni Nesbeth scores again for Florida State, Knowledge Quest-HSBC scholarship recipients and no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda are some of the stories in... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Oct 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 19 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... Read more of this article

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

The Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley and Roads Policing Unit OIC Inspector Charlene Thompson are holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 19] to “address the recent road fatalities and other traffic related issues.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Ajani Burchall Scores Twice For Bournemouth

Ajani Burchall Scores Twice For Bournemouth

Ajani Burchall and his AFC Bournemouth Academy Under-18 teammates earned a 5-1 win, with Burchall scoring twice for his team. The club’s match report said, “The under-18s continued their fine start to the season with a commanding 5-1 win away at Yeovil Town on Saturday lunchtime. “There were braces apiece for Ajani Burchall and Jake Adams as the... Read more of this article

Tyler Butterfield, Erica Hawley Compete In Utah

Tyler Butterfield, Erica Hawley Compete In Utah

Bermuda had two competitors take part in the recent Belgian Waffle Ride Cedar City in Utah, with triathletes Tyler Butterfield and Erica Hawley taking to the course. Mr Butterfield, competing in the Men’s 35 – 44 Age Group Division, finished 14th out of 98 competitors, clocking a time of 6:57:47. Mr. Butterfield said, “I take three things from... Read more of this article

Jessica Lewis To Compete In World Ekiden

Jessica Lewis To Compete In World Ekiden

Bermudian sprinter Jessica Lewis has been chosen by the World Para Athletics as part of the second team selected for the ASICS World Ekiden 2020. The event is a free global relay race meant to inspire, motivate, and test people as they prepare to compete against teams from all over the world. Teams of up to six participants will see each complete a... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

A Conversation With Chloe Cheyenne On Oct 22

A Conversation With Chloe Cheyenne On Oct 22

The Driven Society and Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] will be hosting a conversation with Chloe Cheyenne on Thursday [Oct 22] at 9.00pm. The event flyer says, “Join Driven Society and Bermuda Economic Development Corporation on October 22nd for an inspiring conversation with Chloe Cheyenne, moderated by Bermuda’s own Media Maya. “Chloë... Read more of this article

Ocorian Appoint Jason Gerlis As Regional Head

Ocorian Appoint Jason Gerlis As Regional Head

Ocorian has appointed Jason Gerlis as its new Regional Head of Americas. A spokesperson said, “Ocorian, the global diversified financial services group and leading provider of corporate administration, funds and trust services, has appointed Jason Gerlis as its new Regional Head of Americas. He will be based in the United States and will oversee all... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 19 2020

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 19 2020

October 19 saw 25,700 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $100,705.00 BD. 2,000 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing up 1.8% at $2.81 per share, while the other 23,700 shares were traded by One Communications Ltd, closing up 1.3% at $4.00 per share. The BSX finished at 1,855.56, up 0.09% on the day. There were 2... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Halloween Pumpkin Painting Event On Oct 31

Halloween Pumpkin Painting Event On Oct 31

The Masterworks Museum Of Bermuda Art will be hosting a “Halloween Pumpkin Painting” event on Saturday, October 31st at Masterworks. In an online post, the Masterworks Museum Of Bermuda Art said, “Kids of all ages are invited to this free art event. Grab a pumpkin and join us as we bring them to life. This event is BYOP [bring your... Read more of this article

Oct 23 – 31: Bermuda Catamaran & Yacht Week

Oct 23 – 31: Bermuda Catamaran & Yacht Week

The Bermuda Catamaran & Yacht Week will be held from October 23 to 31, with the events set to include a Catamaran Flotilla, Marina Nights, Catamaran Rally, Breakfast & Bubbles Cruise, Spirit of Bermuda Dinner Cruise, and Float-up Movie. A BTA spokesperson said, “Visitors and residents are encouraged to reclaim summer in the middle of fall.... Read more of this article

Review: Rhythm & Dine Dinner At Coco Reef

Review: Rhythm & Dine Dinner At Coco Reef

[Written by Dale Butler] There were so many pluses about this event that it can only be given the title par excellence from the initial greeting by General Manager Rehanna Palumbo, who has a reputation for friendliness and standards, to the heavenly and pristine paradise setting of Coco Reef, where the live music and dinner showcase took place around... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos: KBB Coastal Cleanup At Mangrove Bay

Photos: KBB Coastal Cleanup At Mangrove Bay

The Sandy’s Parish Council hosted a Keep Bermuda Beautiful Coastal Cleanup this weekend at Mangrove Bay in the west end, with a number of enthusiastic volunteers, including area MPs Minister Kim Wilson and Jamahl Simmons, helping to clean up the shoreline area. Related StoriesPhotos: US Consulate... Read more of this article

Clean Air Coalition Aims To Bring Awareness

Clean Air Coalition Aims To Bring Awareness

A new group  — the Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC] — has formed and it is aimed at “bringing awareness of the grave implications caused by BELCO’s stacks and machinery to the public and BELCO’s staff, management, owners, and shareholders.” A spokesperson said, “Local residents and business leaders have formed the Bermuda... Read more of this article

BIOS Unveils Citizen Science Initiative

BIOS Unveils Citizen Science Initiative

In September, BIOS debuted a new citizen science program designed to encourage Bermuda’s residents and visitors to engage with the natural environment by collecting data from around the island. A spokesperson said, “By utilizing an array of online tools and apps, and working alongside BIOS educators, people have the opportunity to directly contribute... Read more of this article

CRIME

Commissioner Corbishley Responds To Report

Commissioner Corbishley Responds To Report

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley has responded to a report about rape statistics in Bermuda. “A recent report shared on Facebook suggested that Bermuda sits 5th in the world in relation to offences of rape,” Commissioner Corbishley said. “The BPS and many other partner agencies in Bermuda are there to support victims of rape and any... Read more of this article

U.S. Officials Thank Bermuda Police Service

U.S. Officials Thank Bermuda Police Service

The Bermuda Police Service was recently recognised by American officials for their role in the investigation of an alleged $2 billion tax fraud by tycoon Robert Brockman. The statement from the U.S Department of Justice said, “According to the indictment, Brockman, a resident of Houston, Texas, and Pitkin County, Colorado, used a web of offshore... Read more of this article

Tech Tycoon Facing ‘Largest-Ever Tax Charge’

Tech Tycoon Facing ‘Largest-Ever Tax Charge’

Robert T. Brockman, an American software tycoon, has been “charged with using a web of Caribbean entities to hide $2 billion in income in what prosecutors called the largest U.S. tax case ever against an individual.” A Bloomberg story said, “Robert T. Brockman, a Houston software tycoon, was charged with using a web of Caribbean entities to... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bermuda Trends As High As #3 On Twitter

Bermuda Trends As High As #3 On Twitter

Bermuda briefly trended as high as #3 in the United States rankings on Twitter this morning [Oct 19] due to a spree of tweets about Tropical Depression 27 by major U.S. media outlets and other Twitter users, with the U.S. National Hurricane Center saying “Bermuda should closely monitor the progress of this system.” The term ‘Epsilon’ – the name... Read more of this article

Video: 2020 TechAwards Winners Presentation

Video: 2020 TechAwards Winners Presentation

Organizations and individuals with innovative technology were celebrated at the 2020 TechAwards, with the presentation shown as part of the Bermuda Development Agency’s Virtual Tech Summit. Premier David Burt noted in his remarks, “It is my pleasure to be here for our 13th Technology Innovation Awards which recognize outstanding achievements being made in information... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Radar System Maintenance

Photos & Video: Radar System Maintenance

The surveillance radar system is undergoing planned maintenance, which is being carried out by an FAA team, assisted by technicians from the Airport Authority. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Airport Authority responsible for providing air navigation services at the LF Wade International Airport, including Air Traffic Control and Air Traffic Engineering, said the... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

The Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley and Roads Policing Unit OIC Inspector Charlene Thompson are holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 19] to “address the recent road fatalities and other traffic related issues.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast... Read more of this article

Minister Extends Condolences To Both Families

Minister Extends Condolences To Both Families

Following the two fatal collisions this week, Transport Minister  Lawrence Scott extended his condolences to both men’s families. Minister Lawrence Scott said, “I was shocked to learn that two men have tragically lost their lives in separate fatal road collisions in the past 72 hours. “I send my sincere condolences to both men’s families... Read more of this article

45-Year-Old Man Dies Following Collision

45-Year-Old Man Dies Following Collision

Police have confirmed that a 45-year-old man has died following a collision in Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “At around 11:50 p.m. on Friday, 16th October, police received a report of a serious single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, in the area of Windreach, on Spice Hill Road, Warwick. “Upon arrival, officers found a 45-year-old... Read more of this article