Photos: Future Leaders Closing Ceremony

Photos: Future Leaders Closing Ceremony

The Future Leaders Programme held their closing ceremony Friday evening [July 20] with students sharing their experiences as they celebrated their completion of the three-week academic component of the programme. The Future Leaders Programme is an empowerment programme for students aged 13-17. Through hands-on education, students are challenged academically... Read more of this article

Three Motorcycles ‘Set On Fire’ In Hamilton

Three Motorcycles ‘Set On Fire’ In Hamilton

[Updated] Emergency service personnel responded to the Bulls Head Car Park in Hamilton at around 5:30am this morning [July 21] as “three motorcycles were set on fire,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Police Service responded to a report of an incident that took... Read more of this article

578 Births, 481 Deaths, 440 Marriages In 2017

578 Births, 481 Deaths, 440 Marriages In 2017

In 2017 there were 578 births with 76.1% of them having at least one Bermudian parent, while 481 deaths were recorded among residents, and 440 marriages were performed in Bermuda. This is according to the Annual Report of the Registry General for the year ended December 31st, 2017, which was tabled in the House of Assembly by Minister of Home Affairs... Read more of this article

People Urged Not To Disturb Common Terns

People Urged Not To Disturb Common Terns

It’s the height of summer, and as such, the Bermuda Audubon Society is putting out a plea for “boaters and drone operators to avoid disturbing the island’s tiny population of Common Terns, which are in the middle of nesting season.” “The sea birds are nesting on small, treeless islands and large buoys in Hamilton Harbour and in... Read more of this article

Video: July 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

51-year-old Cleveland Rogers charged with 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings; police warn of a recent rise in thefts from parked cars; opening ceremony held for CAC Games; Hazel Clark, Nadia Hall, Kristin McSweeney, Rohan Shastri and Keisha Webb join BTA; boaters and drone operators urged to avoid disturbing Common Terns; 34 people awarded Department... Read more of this article

Minister On Parental Involvement Committee

Minister On Parental Involvement Committee

Calling them a “group of passionate and dynamic parents who are committed to public school education,” Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an overview of the work being done by the Parental Involvement Committee. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 20], Minister Rabain said, ”In every public school, there are parents... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 20 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


Video: Future Leaders Closing Ceremony

Video: Future Leaders Closing Ceremony

The Future Leaders Programme is holding their closing ceremony this afternoon [July 20]. Students will share their experiences and showcase their accomplishments as they celebrate their completion of the three-week academic component of the programme. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The... Read more of this article

34 Awarded Dept Of Workforce Scholarships

34 Awarded Dept Of Workforce Scholarships

A total of 34 persons were awarded scholarships for 2018 as part of the Department of Workforce Development’s 2018 Scholarship programme, Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain said in the House of Assembly today [July 20]. The Minister said, “It is with great pleasure to share with this Honorable House, the recipients... Read more of this article

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch offered an “unequivocal apology to Mr. Carlos Amaral, Chairman of the Board of Agriculture and the entire Board” for a statement he made last week, explaining that the “Farmers Association has been advocating for a regularization of leases as far back as 2016 based on the correspondence I... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority Announce Five New Hires

Tourism Authority Announce Five New Hires

Hazel Clark, Nadia Hall, Kristin McSweeney, Rohan Shastri, and Keisha Webb have all joined the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the BTA announced today. The BTA said, “Five of the six new roles created at the Bermuda Tourism Authority as part of a budget neutral restructuring plan that began in January are now filled. “The changes were designed... Read more of this article

New Ladder Truck, Recruits To Train Overseas

New Ladder Truck, Recruits To Train Overseas

The thirteen new Fire Service recruits will travel to Canada for training, the Fire Service is completing negotiations with an overseas vendor for a new ladder truck, and they have also started talks with vendors for a new ambulance to support the only BFRS ambulance currently in service. This was from Minister of National Security Wayne Caines as he... Read more of this article

Minister: Public Service Bursary Award Scheme

Minister: Public Service Bursary Award Scheme

Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo highlighted the Public Service Bursary Award Scheme in the House of Assembly today [July 20], explaining that it is “aimed at supporting the educational goals of individuals who one day will occupy ‘hard to fill’ roles within the public service.” The Minister said, “The Public... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Trespass In Car Dealerships

Court: Man Admits Trespass In Car Dealerships

A 48-year-old Pembroke man has admitted trespassing in three car dealerships and rummaging through vehicles. Andrew Arorash pleaded guilty to five charges of entering as a trespasser this morning at court. The charges related to offences which  took place between June 29 and July 6. The court heard that Arorash was caught on each business’s CCTV... Read more of this article

Court: 51-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 51-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

A 51-year-old man has appeared at Magistrates’ Court in connection with the 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings. Cleveland Rogers is charged with the premeditated murder of Mr Gibbings on or about October 25, 2006. Mr Rogers did not enter a plea to the charge because the matter can only be heard at Supreme Court. He was remanded in custody by Magistrate... Read more of this article

Police: ‘Recent Rise In Thefts From Parked Cars’

Police: ‘Recent Rise In Thefts From Parked Cars’

The police have warned of a “recent rise in thefts from parked cars particularly in the City of Hamilton,” saying that “individuals are gaining entry into unlocked vehicles and rummaging through looking for anything of perceived value.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the motoring... Read more of this article

Video: “Taking Off” Highlights Curtain Walling

Video: “Taking Off” Highlights Curtain Walling

Skyport has released the fourteenth episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this week’s video highlighting the curtain walling of the new terminal. Speaking in the fourteenth episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “The site of the airport redevelopment project is coming... Read more of this article

OBA Leader: Registrar Should Release Report

OBA Leader: Registrar Should Release Report

“The Parliamentary Registrar must release to the Public her Investigative Report into this massive breach of voters’ trust,” Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden said, adding that “we reiterate that the PR must release the Investigative Report if we hope to restore the Public’s faith in the Office of the Parliamentary Registrar.” Background Earlier... Read more of this article

Column: Education And Independent Thinking

Column: Education And Independent Thinking

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of Education Cole Simons] As a former Education Minister, and the current Shadow Minister of Education, I thought that I would share with the community some ideas I came across after reading an interesting article on education and independent thinking. It had a profound impact on me. It made good food for... Read more of this article

New Business In Dockyard Will Make You Jump

New Business In Dockyard Will Make You Jump

An new business venture is set to open in Dockyard – guaranteeing a lot of ups and down for customers. FryDays Bermuda is launching the Island’s first trampoline park in the Sail Loft – a space refurbished by the West End Development Corporation [WEDCO]. Business Partner Mstira Weeks at FryDays said: “The business of Trampoline Parks is one... Read more of this article

Celebrities To ‘Box’ At Aries Center For Charity

Celebrities To ‘Box’ At Aries Center For Charity

Aries Sports Center will be celebrating its first year of operation by giving back, supporting the Family Center by donating all of the proceeds of an upcoming event, which will see local ‘celebrities’ take part in short boxing matches, with Nadanja Bailey, Jah Simmons, Lamont Marshall, Qian Dickerson, Tinee Furbert and Maria Duffy all set... Read more of this article

Video: July 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

FryDays is launching a trampoline park in Dockyard, BELCO restore power after major outage, 43-year-old man arrested in relation to an allegation of sexual assault on a minor, retail sales decrease 7.8% in April, police investigating a Jamaican national who “unlawfully exited” the airport, Bermuda dressage team competes in New York, new... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos: Future Leaders Closing Ceremony

Photos: Future Leaders Closing Ceremony

The Future Leaders Programme held their closing ceremony Friday evening [July 20] with students sharing their experiences as they celebrated their completion of the three-week academic component of the programme. The Future Leaders Programme is an empowerment programme for students aged 13-17. Through hands-on education, students are challenged academically... Read more of this article

Video: July 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

51-year-old Cleveland Rogers charged with 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings; police warn of a recent rise in thefts from parked cars; opening ceremony held for CAC Games; Hazel Clark, Nadia Hall, Kristin McSweeney, Rohan Shastri and Keisha Webb join BTA; boaters and drone operators urged to avoid disturbing Common Terns; 34 people awarded Department... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 20 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

Heritage Productions To Host Cup Match Awards

Heritage Productions To Host Cup Match Awards

Heritage Productions will host the 14h Annual Emancipation Cup Match Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 26 at 7.00pm at Bella Vista Restaurant at the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton. Tickets — which cost $40 — are on sale at Brunswick St. Bakery and Nu-Look Barber Shop. The 2018 Awardees are: SomersetAnthony Bailey Roger Trott Olin JonesSt.... Read more of this article

Bermuda Defeat Mexico In World Lacrosse

Bermuda Defeat Mexico In World Lacrosse

Bermuda have won their final match of the FIL World Lacrosse Championships, this time defeating Mexico 9 – 6 in Israel. Bermuda took a 3 – 0 first period lead with two goals from Armand Wilson and a single strike from Bobby Walker. Mexico then outscored Bermuda 3 – 2 in the second period, getting two goals from Timothy Gonzales and a single strike... Read more of this article

Bermuda Athletes Win Medals In North Carolina

Bermuda Athletes Win Medals In North Carolina

The 2018 Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational got underway at the Durham County Memorial Stadium in Durham, North Carolina with athletes from Bermuda competing. Competing in the 13-14 Boys Javelin Throw, Javed Sutton-Simons finished third with a top throw of 32.86m, with Kahzi Sealey 4th throwing 26.53m. Makayla Tucker with a leap of 10.47m would... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting July 21

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting July 21

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday July 21st.On Saturday the Carnival Horizon and the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ships are expected, on Sunday the Insignia and the Norwegian Dawn cruise ships and the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Monday the... Read more of this article

Everest Re Group Net Reserve Adjustments

Everest Re Group Net Reserve Adjustments

Everest Re Group, Ltd. announced that it expects to report a charge for net reserve adjustments of approximately $250 million, after tax, for the second quarter of 2018. These reserve adjustments are related to prior year catastrophe events and include a partial offset from favorable prior year development of non-catastrophe reserves. The prior year... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 20 2018

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 20 2018

July 20 saw 700 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $33,200.00 BD. 700 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing up 2.2% at $47.50 per share. The BSX finished at 2,726.40, up 1.68% on the day. There was 1 advance, 0 declines, and 59 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF], and the full... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Film Shot In Bermuda Wins Festival Awards

Film Shot In Bermuda Wins Festival Awards

The film Mother of All Secrets, which was shot and based in Bermuda, has been awarded with the title of Best Feature Film at the California Women’s Film Festival, while also seeing Bermudian director Lucinda Spurling named Best Director. The movie features many of the island’s resorts and attractions including the Southampton Princess, Coral... Read more of this article

Festival Aiming For Year-Round Programming

Festival Aiming For Year-Round Programming

Executive Director of the Bermuda Festival T.J. Armand has announced that the Festival is “taking the necessary steps for year-round programming.” A spokesperson said, “A programme has been put in place to engage students and the community at large with a Shakespeare play each year as part of the Festival’s year-round programming... Read more of this article

Unique New Weekly Event For Dockyard

Unique New Weekly Event For Dockyard

A unique new weekly event – which will feature a huge range of interactive entertainment including a technology playground, theatre and deli – is set to kick off at the Royal Naval Dockyard next week. Earlier this year the West End Development Corporation [WEDCO] put out an RFP to revive Destination Dockyard, which was won by PinkSand Entertainment... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

People Urged Not To Disturb Common Terns

People Urged Not To Disturb Common Terns

It’s the height of summer, and as such, the Bermuda Audubon Society is putting out a plea for “boaters and drone operators to avoid disturbing the island’s tiny population of Common Terns, which are in the middle of nesting season.” “The sea birds are nesting on small, treeless islands and large buoys in Hamilton Harbour and in... Read more of this article

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch offered an “unequivocal apology to Mr. Carlos Amaral, Chairman of the Board of Agriculture and the entire Board” for a statement he made last week, explaining that the “Farmers Association has been advocating for a regularization of leases as far back as 2016 based on the correspondence I... Read more of this article

Video: Beekeeper Relocates Bees From City Tree

Video: Beekeeper Relocates Bees From City Tree

Beekeeper Spencer Field, of Passion Fields, tonight [July 19] captured a swarm of bees that had set up house in a tree outside of the Church of God Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street East. Mr. Field explained that the bees would be moved to a hive in a location a couple of miles away and introduced to a new queen. The access hole in the tree... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Woman Admits Stealing Milk, Beef Pies

Court: Woman Admits Stealing Milk, Beef Pies

A woman has admitted stealing $26 worth of groceries from Lindo’s in Warwick. Kendell Archibald put a carton of chocolate milk, two beef pies and some chips in her bag and tried to walk out of the store on May 18. She was stopped as she left the store and later admitted trying to steal the items. This morning at Magistrates’ Court Archibald... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Trespass In Car Dealerships

Court: Man Admits Trespass In Car Dealerships

A 48-year-old Pembroke man has admitted trespassing in three car dealerships and rummaging through vehicles. Andrew Arorash pleaded guilty to five charges of entering as a trespasser this morning at court. The charges related to offences which  took place between June 29 and July 6. The court heard that Arorash was caught on each business’s CCTV... Read more of this article

Court: 51-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 51-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

A 51-year-old man has appeared at Magistrates’ Court in connection with the 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings. Cleveland Rogers is charged with the premeditated murder of Mr Gibbings on or about October 25, 2006. Mr Rogers did not enter a plea to the charge because the matter can only be heard at Supreme Court. He was remanded in custody by Magistrate... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A Priority For Govt’

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A Priority For Govt’

“Cybersecurity is a priority for the government and indeed for Bermuda,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly today [July 20] as he provided an update on progress in the areas of cybersecurity and cyber safety. The Minister’s full statement follows below: Mr. Speaker, I rise to advise this Honorable House of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Police: Beware Of Deceptive ‘Assistance’ Calls

Police: Beware Of Deceptive ‘Assistance’ Calls

Following an increase of reported cyber scams, the police released a detailed explanation of the current scam in operation, which involves someone being told they purportedly have an issue with their router, and then being asked to download ‘Team Viewer’ software and access their online banking. A police spokesperson said, “Following an increase of reported cyber... Read more of this article

Another Warning About Scams On Social Media

Another Warning About Scams On Social Media

The police have issued yet another warning about deceptive social media accounts impersonating Government officials. There have been repeated warnings over these fake accounts, which have been been a problem since 2017, and involve the scammer[s] starting accounts purporting to be Ministers, MP and at least one former MP, with the fake accounts repeatedly sending messages... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Three Motorcycles ‘Set On Fire’ In Hamilton

Three Motorcycles ‘Set On Fire’ In Hamilton

[Updated] Emergency service personnel responded to the Bulls Head Car Park in Hamilton at around 5:30am this morning [July 21] as “three motorcycles were set on fire,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Police Service responded to a report of an incident that took... Read more of this article

New Ladder Truck, Recruits To Train Overseas

New Ladder Truck, Recruits To Train Overseas

The thirteen new Fire Service recruits will travel to Canada for training, the Fire Service is completing negotiations with an overseas vendor for a new ladder truck, and they have also started talks with vendors for a new ambulance to support the only BFRS ambulance currently in service. This was from Minister of National Security Wayne Caines as he... Read more of this article

Two Injured As Taxi Overturns In Southampton

Two Injured As Taxi Overturns In Southampton

Emergency services responded to Lighthouse Road near the junction with South Road in Southampton tonight [July 18] where a collision resulted in a taxi overturning and landing on its side, and two people being transported to hospital, according to police.Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Police responded to a report of a road traffic... Read more of this article