Photos: Ships Visiting St. George’s Harbour

Photos: Ships Visiting St. George’s Harbour

St. George’s Harbour has been playing host to a number of different vessels in recent days with Friday seeing the Seven Seas Navigator docked at Penno’s Wharf, the superyacht Sealyon berthed at Bermuda Yacht Services at Ordnance Island and the RCGS Resolute ship anchored in the harbour. The cruise ship Seven Seas Navigator is 565 foot long... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Elliot Primary School Spring Fair

Photos & Video: Elliot Primary School Spring Fair

The Elliot Primary School Parent Teacher Association hosted a Spring Fair on Saturday [May 18] at their Hermitage Road, Devonshire property. The event included cotton candy, food vendors, face painting, fun castles, snowballs, a variety of games, prizes, popcorn, raffles, a DJ entertaining the crowd, a display by the school’s alumni group, a visit... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

Bermuda Onion Day was celebrated on Saturday afternoon [May 18] at Carter House in St. David’s, with people gathering to learn more about the onion and how it tied in with the island’s early settlers. Attendees took time out to enjoy the historical replica house, and chat while enjoying a variety of St. David’s onion dishes including the... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday May 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday May 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that over 100 students graduated from Bermuda College, $75,000 has been donated toward the Transformational Living Centre for Families, Lornell Taylor was named an ‘Inspiring Woman in ICT,’ AXA XL staff held a ‘Global Day of Giving,’ and tributes were paid to Bermuda’s foster parents were all some of the positive news stories from... Read more of this article

Photos: Military Ship ‘Mounts Bay’ Visits Hamilton

Photos: Military Ship ‘Mounts Bay’ Visits Hamilton

[Updated] The Royal Naval ship RFA Mounts Bay has arrived in Bermuda and can be seen docked in Hamilton Harbour. Last week the Royal Bermuda Regiment said, “The UK soldiers will work with the RBR to share expertise and experience in humanitarian and disaster relief [HADR] before they join the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay when it docks... Read more of this article

Photos: Construction Underway At ‘Point House’

Photos: Construction Underway At ‘Point House’

Construction is underway at the former HSBC Building on Front Street in Hamilton, which was recently bought by the Green Family who plan to renovate it and rename it Point House. The Green Family — who also own the Hamilton Princess — said the plan is to make the building “more visually attractive,” with the ground floor to provide retail and... Read more of this article

House Speaker: “Let’s Not Go Down There Again’

House Speaker: “Let’s Not Go Down There Again’

After MP Rolfe Commissiong tried to repeat his comments that Sir John Swan was ‘tap dancing’, Speaker of the House Dennis Lister interrupted him saying “let’s not go down there again”, adding that maybe he was “wrong last week for letting you go as far as you did go.” During the previous week in Parliament,... Read more of this article


Premier: Strategic Intent For Government Reform

Premier: Strategic Intent For Government Reform

“I am pleased to table for the consideration of this Honourable House a document that sets out this Government’s strategic intent for government reform,” Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly. “This planning framework serves as the starting point towards the building of a comprehensive roadmap to realise Government Reform,”... Read more of this article

Hayward To Receive Peace, Social Justice Award

Hayward To Receive Peace, Social Justice Award

The Peace and Social Justice ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, in Bermuda; is hosting its 8th Peace and Social Justice award ceremony, on Thursday, June 6th  at St. Theresa’s church hall on Laffan Street. The event begins at 6pm. “This year’s honoree is Mr. Stuart Hayward, for his unwavering commitment, dedication and leadership... Read more of this article

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

Members of the Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR] are once again helping CedarBridge Academy students prepare for success in their year-end mathematics examinations. Now in its fourth year, BILTIR’s Math Tutorial Program matches high-school students with life and annuity insurance professionals to provide mathematics... Read more of this article

Budding Entrepreneurs Offer Lemonade Stands

Budding Entrepreneurs Offer Lemonade Stands

Enterprising and business minded students took part in Bermuda’s first Lemonade Day, with stands available island-wide on Friday. Students from Sandys Secondary Middle School, T.N. Tatum Middle School, Dellwood Middle School and Clearwater Middle School participated in the event, with stands located at RUBiS Boaz Island Service Station, Marketplace... Read more of this article

Video: May 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Speaker shuts down further ‘tap dancing’ comments asking MP Commissiong to ‘not go down there again,’ BILTIR supports CedarBridge students with mathematics, Bermuda industry groups applaud EU decision, ‘Social Development’ Cabinet Committee formed, fundraising target exceeded for dad/daughter racing team, Stuart Hayward... Read more of this article

Kempe On EU Removing Island From Tax List

Kempe On EU Removing Island From Tax List

“Bermuda has consistently demonstrated its commitment to combating money laundering and terrorist financing, therefore it was regrettable that a ‘minor technical omission’ led to a major fail,” Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said. Senator Kempe said, “In addition to the potential reputational damage and inhibition... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Relay For Life Event Underway

Photos & Video: Relay For Life Event Underway

[Updated with photos] The Relay For Life event is getting underway at the National Sports Centre this evening [May 17] with the Survivors Lap and Team Parade. The Mission of Relay for Life Bermuda is to raise awareness and funds to support access to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and support provided by Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre. Update:... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 17 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

BTUC To Host Universal Healthcare Discussion

BTUC To Host Universal Healthcare Discussion

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress’ 2019 Biennial Convention opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10am at the Liberty Theatre, and will feature a panel discussion on universal healthcare. The moderator will be Bro. Donald Lottimore and the panelists include:Dr. Ricky C. Brathwaite, Bermuda Health Council Sara Clifford, Human... Read more of this article

Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17], Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an ”update of the proposed changes to work permit policies which begins with assessing jobs currently listed in the closed, restricted, special and open job categories. The Minister said, “This government recognizes the importance of including... Read more of this article

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

The police said they are aware of a social media post that describes an incident involving a man verbally harassing a teenage girl at the bus terminal on Thursday, and have urged any witnesses or people that may know the man’s identity to please contact the police. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Elliot Primary School Spring Fair

Photos & Video: Elliot Primary School Spring Fair

The Elliot Primary School Parent Teacher Association hosted a Spring Fair on Saturday [May 18] at their Hermitage Road, Devonshire property. The event included cotton candy, food vendors, face painting, fun castles, snowballs, a variety of games, prizes, popcorn, raffles, a DJ entertaining the crowd, a display by the school’s alumni group, a visit... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Hermes’ Wreck Featured On Blue World

Video: ‘Hermes’ Wreck Featured On Blue World

The wreck of the Hermes – a popular diving spot in Bermuda – has been featured on Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, with the clip amassing more than 50,000 views on YouTube. The video’s description says, “In this Bermuda dive adventure, Jonathan takes the whole family on a wreck dive with Blue Water Divers.”“The wreck of... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday May 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday May 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that over 100 students graduated from Bermuda College, $75,000 has been donated toward the Transformational Living Centre for Families, Lornell Taylor was named an ‘Inspiring Woman in ICT,’ AXA XL staff held a ‘Global Day of Giving,’ and tributes were paid to Bermuda’s foster parents were all some of the positive news stories from... Read more of this article

SPORTS

BFF Men’s Futsal: Touch, Atletico, ASFC1 Win

BFF Men’s Futsal: Touch, Atletico, ASFC1 Win

Three games were played at the BFF Men’s Futsal League Games at the Bermuda College Gym on Saturday [May 18] night. Game 1: Two Touch vs Footy Kings Spectators were treated to the most exciting game of the league so far as both teams had outstanding performances by their goal keepers to keep the scores low. Shot after shot was saved and at the... Read more of this article

2019 Antigua Bermuda Race Prizegiving Held

2019 Antigua Bermuda Race Prizegiving Held

The Prizegiving for the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race was held at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on May 16th. Honoured guests at the ceremony included Premier David Burt, Bermuda Tourism’s Daniel Johnson, and Goslings Rum Brand Director Andrew Holmes. Vice Commodore David Benevides, and Rear Commodore Charles Penruddocke represented the RBYC. Past Commodore... Read more of this article

Terceira & Lopes Conclude In The Netherlands

Terceira & Lopes Conclude In The Netherlands

Bermudian equestrian Jillian Terceira and Tyler Lopes concluded competing in the Valkenswaard International Horse Jumping event in the Netherlands. Terceira and Escalada finished 17th competing in the CSI2* 1.40m Table A – Against the Clock Class. The pair clocked a Clear Round time of 75.02. Both Terceira and Lopes competed in the CSI1* Grand... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Photos: Construction Underway At ‘Point House’

Photos: Construction Underway At ‘Point House’

Construction is underway at the former HSBC Building on Front Street in Hamilton, which was recently bought by the Green Family who plan to renovate it and rename it Point House. The Green Family — who also own the Hamilton Princess — said the plan is to make the building “more visually attractive,” with the ground floor to provide retail and... Read more of this article

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings Of Third Point Re

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings Of Third Point Re

AM Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- [Excellent] and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings [Long-Term ICR] of “a-” of Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. [Bermuda] and Third Point Reinsurance [USA] Ltd. AM Best also has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the... Read more of this article

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

Members of the Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR] are once again helping CedarBridge Academy students prepare for success in their year-end mathematics examinations. Now in its fourth year, BILTIR’s Math Tutorial Program matches high-school students with life and annuity insurance professionals to provide mathematics... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Designers To Debut Carnival Costume Designs

Designers To Debut Carnival Costume Designs

The Carnival Costume Design Challenge Showcase will be held on Friday, May 17th allowing the public to see the designs created by five talented local designers as they showcase their final carnival costume designs to the public. A spokesperson said, “Five designers; five costume creations! NOVA Mas International, with the support of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

‘Dream World’ Art Exhibit To Open Tomorrow

‘Dream World’ Art Exhibit To Open Tomorrow

An art exhibit titled “The Dream World of Nicky Gurret and Sorgel” by Bermudian artist Nicky Gurret and French painter Pierre Sorgel is set to open at Gallery One Seventeen on Front Street tomorrow [May 17] until May 31. A spokesperson said, “This unique exhibition takes place for two weeks from May 17 to May 31. Both artists met at... Read more of this article

Fashion Festival Tickets Now Available For Sale

Fashion Festival Tickets Now Available For Sale

Savvy Entertainment has announced today that the 10th anniversary Bermuda Fashion Festival tickets are now live for purchase on www.ptix.bm. This year’s festival will be filled with surprises including some new events as well as the Final Evolution. The Bermuda Fashion Festival will take place July 7 – 13, 2019. “The Final Evolution is the... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos: Ships Visiting St. George’s Harbour

Photos: Ships Visiting St. George’s Harbour

St. George’s Harbour has been playing host to a number of different vessels in recent days with Friday seeing the Seven Seas Navigator docked at Penno’s Wharf, the superyacht Sealyon berthed at Bermuda Yacht Services at Ordnance Island and the RCGS Resolute ship anchored in the harbour. The cruise ship Seven Seas Navigator is 565 foot long... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Hermes’ Wreck Featured On Blue World

Video: ‘Hermes’ Wreck Featured On Blue World

The wreck of the Hermes – a popular diving spot in Bermuda – has been featured on Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, with the clip amassing more than 50,000 views on YouTube. The video’s description says, “In this Bermuda dive adventure, Jonathan takes the whole family on a wreck dive with Blue Water Divers.”“The wreck of... Read more of this article

Newsweek Highlights Volcano Formation

Newsweek Highlights Volcano Formation

Newsweek has highlighted “a volcano beneath Bermuda that formed in a way that has never been seen before,” with researchers “analyzing a now dormant volcano beneath the Atlantic Ocean that was responsible for the formation of Bermuda.” The story said, “A volcano beneath Bermuda formed in a way that has never been seen before,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

The police said they are aware of a social media post that describes an incident involving a man verbally harassing a teenage girl at the bus terminal on Thursday, and have urged any witnesses or people that may know the man’s identity to please contact the police. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social... Read more of this article

Thefts From Boats At The Foot Of The Lane

Thefts From Boats At The Foot Of The Lane

The police said they are aware of thefts from vessels in the Foot of the Lane, Hamilton Harbour area recently and urge people with any information to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of thefts from vessels in the Foot of the Lane, Hamilton Harbour area recently and encourages members of the... Read more of this article

Burglary At Vera P. Card Store In St. George’s

Burglary At Vera P. Card Store In St. George’s

A police investigation is underway after a burglary at a St. George’s business on Saturday [May 11] resulted in a quantity of jewellery being stolen. A police spokesperson said, “Thieves gained entry to the Vera P. Card store on Water Street in St. George’s around 3am Saturday, May 11th and stole a quantity of jewellery. “The suspects, described... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Police: 911 & 295-0011 Phone Numbers Restored

Police: 911 & 295-0011 Phone Numbers Restored

The police confirmed that “most services have been restored – including 911 and 295-0011 – after a power outage incident around 6.00am yesterday” adding that “full system restoration is anticipated by Monday, May 20th.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] can now confirm that most services have been restored – including... Read more of this article

Lornell Taylor Named ‘Inspiring Woman In ICT’

Lornell Taylor Named ‘Inspiring Woman In ICT’

The Government of Bermuda congratulated Lornell Taylor, this year’s Inspiring Woman in ICT and all the winners and participants in the Girls in ICT competition. The Government posted the photo online below, and said, “Congrats to Lornell Taylor, this year’s Inspiring Woman in ICT & all the winners & participants in the #GirlsinICT competition. The Department... Read more of this article

Bermuda Spotlights Fintech Innovation In NY

Bermuda Spotlights Fintech Innovation In NY

Bermuda highlighted its regulatory and legal framework for fintech business, as a delegation of government and industry experts returned for a second year to “Blockchain Week” in New York for Consensus 2019. Premier David Burt, accompanied by Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson and Bermuda Business Development Agency CEO Andy Burrows, led a group of regulatory and industry... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BFRS Respond To Fire Incident In Hamilton

BFRS Respond To Fire Incident In Hamilton

Emergency services responded to a fire incident this morning [May 19] located on Church Street outside of the Washington Mall building complex. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and police personnel attended the scene where bystanders reported seeing a small blaze near some industrial equipment that was extinguished. Further details are limited at this... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Treated & Discharged After Collision

Motorcyclist Treated & Discharged After Collision

A 52-year-old male motorcyclist injured in a  motorcycle crash on Sunday [May 12] in Paget has been discharged after initially receiving treatment in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [May 16th] the 52-year-old male motorcyclist injured in a single vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred around 4:20pm Sunday, May 12th... Read more of this article

Police: 911 Is Now Operational, 295-0011 Is Not

Police: 911 Is Now Operational, 295-0011 Is Not

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] are asking the public to call 292-5555 for all emergencies of a medical or fire nature until further notice. A BFRS spokesperson said, “Due to technical difficulties experienced at the police communications center we are asking the public to call 292-5555 and press 0 for all emergencies of a... Read more of this article