Premier Tables Bill To Reduce Fuel Duty By 60%

Premier Tables Bill To Reduce Fuel Duty By 60%

“I will table the Customs Tariff Amendment Act 2024, which will reduce the rate of fuel duty for fuel used to generate electricity by 60%, from 20 cents a litre to 8 cents a litre,” Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly on Friday. The Premier added, “”This bill will be tabled under the Provisional Collection of Revenue... Read more of this article

Photos: St George’s Cup Match Extravaganza

Photos: St George’s Cup Match Extravaganza

The Corporation of St. George’s held a Cup Match Extravaganza event last night [July 19] at King’s Square in St. George’s. Mayor Quinell Francis previously said, “We are delighted to once again host the annual Cup Match Extravangza in our historic Town of St. George.” This year’s Cup Match Extravaganza commemorates the 190th year of the... Read more of this article

Elliot School Alumni Association Scholarships

Elliot School Alumni Association Scholarships

The Elliot School Alumni Association awarded scholarships funded by the Elliot Trust. A spokesperson said, “On Thursday, July 18th, 2024 at 6:00 pm, members of the Elliot School Alumni Association gathered at The T. N. Nesbitt Hall of Christ Anglican Church, Devonshire, to present this year’s recipients with the further education awards funded... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Yushae DeSilva-Andrade

Video: Interview With Yushae DeSilva-Andrade

It’s showtime, literally, as Paralympian Yushae DeSilva-Andrade spoke with professional boxer Andre “Showtime” Lambe, who interviewed her as as part of Bernews ‘Best Interview the Best’ series. DeSilva-Andrade believes she is better prepared to handle the big occasion when she competes in boccia at the Paralympic Games in Paris.... Read more of this article

Family Centre Beyond Rugby Annual Awards

Family Centre Beyond Rugby Annual Awards

Family Centre’s Beyond Rugby Bermuda celebrated the achievements of their participants at their Awards Dinner, with the 2024 Nathaniel Morgan Player of the Year Award presented to Berkeley student Chelsea Almeida, marking the first time the award was presented to a female player. A spokesperson said, “Beyond Rugby Bermuda is an after-school... Read more of this article

Video: July 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Maurice Jones jailed for 30 years in UK, Cabinet approves 2.4% increase for pensions, Police Recruit Passing Out ceremony, Department of Labour addressing labour dispute, HSBC sponsors Cup Match for 17th year, Summer Student Entrepreneur showcase and interview with Paralympian Jessica Lewis are some of the stories in this morning’s [July 20th]... Read more of this article

Cabinet Approves 2.4% Increase For Pensions

Cabinet Approves 2.4% Increase For Pensions

“The Cabinet approved a further 2.4% increase for seniors’ pensions in line with the inflation rate,” Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said in the House of Assembly today [July 19], adding that “when the House of Assembly returns in September, this government will table that increase in pensions to keep our commitment... Read more of this article


Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys

A man has been transported to hospital following a collision in Sandys this evening. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:25 PM on Friday, 19 July 2024 police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, on Somerset Road in the vicinity of Scaur Drive, Sandys “Initial... Read more of this article

Police Appeal: Murder Of Jahcari Francis

Police Appeal: Murder Of Jahcari Francis

Seven years after Jahcari Francis was fatally shot in Devonshire, the Bermuda Police Service continue to investigate his murder, and have reiterated their appeal for anyone with information to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “Today, Friday, 19th July 2024, marks seven years since the murder of Jahcari Antoni Francis. At the time... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Paralympian Jessica Lewis

Video: Interview With Paralympian Jessica Lewis

Jessica Lewis – who will become the first Bermudian to make four appearances in the Paralympic Games — recently spoke with another top Bermudian athlete, with Dage Minors interviewing her on behalf of Bernews as part of the ‘Best Interview the Best’ series. Lewis has represented Bermuda at the 2012 London Games, the 2016... Read more of this article

HSBC Sponsors Cup Match For 17th Year

HSBC Sponsors Cup Match For 17th Year

HSBC marked its 17th year as lead sponsor of the Cup Match Classic, hosting pre-event festivities and continuing its support for Bermuda’s premier sporting event. “The Bank’s relationship with Cup Match over the years is one that we truly value,” HSBC Bermuda’s Head of Wealth, Personal Banking and Marketing, Tanya Bule said. “Beginning... Read more of this article

Summer Student Entrepreneur Showcase

Summer Student Entrepreneur Showcase

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] said they are celebrating the success of its Summer Student Entrepreneur Program [SSEP] meet-and-greet event on the City Hall Lawn on Friday, with over 50 people stopping by to support and encourage the young entrepreneurs. A spokesperson said, “The event featured six youth entrepreneurs, each... Read more of this article

Video: Police Recruit Passing Out Ceremony

Video: Police Recruit Passing Out Ceremony

The Police Passing Out Parade for Recruit Foundation Course 83 took place on Thursday at Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire. A police spokesperson said, “12 Constables, consisting of seven women and five men were on parade, accompanied by the Bermuda Island Pipe Band under the command of Pipe Major Aidan Stones. They were led by the Parade... Read more of this article

Dept Of Labour Addressing Labour Dispute

Dept Of Labour Addressing Labour Dispute

The Department of Labour said they are “actively involved in addressing a labour dispute reported by the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] involving BELCO, an essential service provider.” A spokesperson said, “This dispute was officially reported to the Acting Manager of Labour Relations on June 10, 2024, and the Department of... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 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 Stories 30 Minute Video: July... Read more of this article

Human Rights Commission 2023 Annual Report

Human Rights Commission 2023 Annual Report

The Human Rights Commission has released their 2023 Annual Report. A spokesperson said, “The Human Rights Commission’s 2023 annual report was laid in the House of Assembly and will be sent to the Upper House next week. “The report details the work the Commission has undertaken during the calendar year 2023 and highlights achievements,... Read more of this article

Maurice Jones Jailed For 30 Years In UK

Maurice Jones Jailed For 30 Years In UK

25-year-old Maurice Jones has been jailed for 30 years in the UK after being convicted of murdering a father while he was pushing his young son. A statement from the Wiltshire Police said, “Maurice Jones, 25, of Gainsborough Close, Bemerton Heath, was convicted of murder and possession of a bladed article following a two-week trial by jury in... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [July 19] and statements listed on the Order Paper include Building a Better and Fairer Economy through Tax Reform, Update on Government’s Financial Performance, Tabling of Amendments to the Water Resources Act 1975, Building a Better and Fairer Bermuda by Strengthening Legal... Read more of this article

Video: July 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Parliament in session today, Minister Jason Hayward on GDP & economic performance, Clean Air Amendment Bill Consultation extended, BELCO & Electricity Union Labour dispute, ‘Mary Prince’ commemorative stamp issue, Emancipation commemoration event schedule, FDM on energy taxes, solutions & more, AXA XL appoints Michelle Bailey to new... Read more of this article

BPS: Help Locate 16-Year-Old [Found]

BPS: Help Locate 16-Year-Old [Found]

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service said they are “once again appealing for public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Marseille Williams.” A police spokesperson said, “Ms. Williams, a Bermudian National, is described as being 5’ 5” in height, slim built, dark brown complexioned, with purple & black hair. “She was... Read more of this article

Emancipation Commemoration Event Schedule

Emancipation Commemoration Event Schedule

“This year’s emancipation commemoration theme is ‘Reimagining Community: Snapshots of Our Past,’ Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Owen Darrell said. Speaking in the Senate, the Minister said, “I stand before you today to recognize one of the most significant milestones in our history – the emancipation of our ancestors... Read more of this article

BELCO & Electricity Union Labour Dispute

BELCO & Electricity Union Labour Dispute

[Updated] A “labour dispute exists between BELCO and the Electricity Supply Trade Union,” the official notices stated today [July 18], with the Minister stating that he is “referring the said dispute for settlement to the Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal.” The latest official notices stated, “Notice Of Declaration... Read more of this article

AXA XL Appoints Michelle Bailey To New Role

AXA XL Appoints Michelle Bailey To New Role

AXA XL has appointed Bermudian Michelle Bailey to the new role of Head of Professional, Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Ms. Bailey, who reports to Noel Pearman, Chief Underwriting Officer, Bermuda of AXA XL’s Insurance business, has more than 20 years of industry experience. “In the new role, she is responsible for leading the Bermuda Professional... Read more of this article

FDM On Energy Taxes, Solutions & More

FDM On Energy Taxes, Solutions & More

The FDM said they “support the recent announcement by the Government to cut energy taxes” but added that it is “imperative that the Government moves beyond short-term fixes and focuses on sustainable solutions that address the root causes of our economic challenges.” A spokesperson said, “The Free Democratic Movement [FDM]... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Adriana Penruddocke

Video: Interview With Adriana Penruddocke

Bermuda sailor Adriana Penruddocke – in an interview with tennis player Gavin Manders –  said she is excited to experience her first Olympic Games in Paris, where she will make her debut at just 24-years-old. Penruddocke will continue Bermuda’s proud sailing tradition at the Olympics, following in the sails of Peter Bromby, Kirk Cooper,... Read more of this article

Clean Air Amendment Bill Consultation Extended

Clean Air Amendment Bill Consultation Extended

The Ministry has decided to reopen the Clean Air Amendment Bill Public Consultation, extending the deadline to August 31, 2024. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Home Affairs stated, “In light of the feedback received from various consultees, including residents directly affected, who through their representatives made it clear that they remain... Read more of this article

‘Mary Prince’ Commemorative Stamp Issue

‘Mary Prince’ Commemorative Stamp Issue

The Bermuda Post Office [BPO] announced the latest commemorative stamp issue ~ “Mary Prince”. A Government spokesperson said, “In keeping with this month’s Emancipation observations, the Bermuda Post Office [BPO] is pleased to advise of the latest commemorative stamp issue ~ ‘Mary Prince’. This newest stamp series features imagery... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Interview With Yushae DeSilva-Andrade

Video: Interview With Yushae DeSilva-Andrade

It’s showtime, literally, as Paralympian Yushae DeSilva-Andrade spoke with professional boxer Andre “Showtime” Lambe, who interviewed her as as part of Bernews ‘Best Interview the Best’ series. DeSilva-Andrade believes she is better prepared to handle the big occasion when she competes in boccia at the Paralympic Games in Paris.... Read more of this article

Video: July 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Maurice Jones jailed for 30 years in UK, Cabinet approves 2.4% increase for pensions, Police Recruit Passing Out ceremony, Department of Labour addressing labour dispute, HSBC sponsors Cup Match for 17th year, Summer Student Entrepreneur showcase and interview with Paralympian Jessica Lewis are some of the stories in this morning’s [July 20th]... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Paralympian Jessica Lewis

Video: Interview With Paralympian Jessica Lewis

Jessica Lewis – who will become the first Bermudian to make four appearances in the Paralympic Games — recently spoke with another top Bermudian athlete, with Dage Minors interviewing her on behalf of Bernews as part of the ‘Best Interview the Best’ series. Lewis has represented Bermuda at the 2012 London Games, the 2016... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Video: Interview With Yushae DeSilva-Andrade

Video: Interview With Yushae DeSilva-Andrade

It’s showtime, literally, as Paralympian Yushae DeSilva-Andrade spoke with professional boxer Andre “Showtime” Lambe, who interviewed her as as part of Bernews ‘Best Interview the Best’ series. DeSilva-Andrade believes she is better prepared to handle the big occasion when she competes in boccia at the Paralympic Games in Paris.... Read more of this article

Family Centre Beyond Rugby Annual Awards

Family Centre Beyond Rugby Annual Awards

Family Centre’s Beyond Rugby Bermuda celebrated the achievements of their participants at their Awards Dinner, with the 2024 Nathaniel Morgan Player of the Year Award presented to Berkeley student Chelsea Almeida, marking the first time the award was presented to a female player. A spokesperson said, “Beyond Rugby Bermuda is an after-school... Read more of this article

Adam Hall And Biloxi Defeat Montgomery

Adam Hall And Biloxi Defeat Montgomery

Baseball player Adam Hall played his part in Biloxi Shuckers 6-4 win over the Montgomery Biscuits at Keesler Federal Park yesterday [July 19]. The Shuckers took an early lead on a sacrifice fly from Hall in the first inning. Hall also scored a run after a sacrifice fly that allowed him to drive in from third base in the bottom of the seventh inning. The... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Premier Tables Bill To Reduce Fuel Duty By 60%

Premier Tables Bill To Reduce Fuel Duty By 60%

“I will table the Customs Tariff Amendment Act 2024, which will reduce the rate of fuel duty for fuel used to generate electricity by 60%, from 20 cents a litre to 8 cents a litre,” Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly on Friday. The Premier added, “”This bill will be tabled under the Provisional Collection of Revenue... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting July 20

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting July 20

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday, July 20th. On Saturday the Cygnus Leader vehicles carrier and the Liberty of the Seas cruise ship are expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Gem cruise ship, the Portola oil products tanker and the Oleander container ship will... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 19 2024

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 19 2024

July 19 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,738.71, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 51 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF], and the full report for the week is available here [PDF]. Related Stories Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 18 2024 Bermuda Stock... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos: St George’s Cup Match Extravaganza

Photos: St George’s Cup Match Extravaganza

The Corporation of St. George’s held a Cup Match Extravaganza event last night [July 19] at King’s Square in St. George’s. Mayor Quinell Francis previously said, “We are delighted to once again host the annual Cup Match Extravangza in our historic Town of St. George.” This year’s Cup Match Extravaganza commemorates the 190th year of the... Read more of this article

Samiyah Hall Earns 2nd Place In Indiana

Samiyah Hall Earns 2nd Place In Indiana

11-year-old Samiyah Hall earned second place in the Solo Pantomime category at the 79th International General Assembly of the Church of God in Indiana, impressing the judges and audience with her captivating performance. A spokesperson said, “Samiyah Hall, an 11-year-old rising star from Bermuda, proudly represented her home country and her... Read more of this article

Bermuda In Travel + Leisure ‘Top Islands’

Bermuda In Travel + Leisure ‘Top Islands’

Travel + Leisure readers have named Bermuda as one of the top 25 islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas for 2024, with the island ranking at the list’s 19th position with a reader score of 84.05. The Travel + Leisure story said, “Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Clean Air Amendment Bill Consultation Extended

Clean Air Amendment Bill Consultation Extended

The Ministry has decided to reopen the Clean Air Amendment Bill Public Consultation, extending the deadline to August 31, 2024. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Home Affairs stated, “In light of the feedback received from various consultees, including residents directly affected, who through their representatives made it clear that they remain... Read more of this article

BZS Celebrates 10 Years Of ‘Kids On The Reef’

BZS Celebrates 10 Years Of ‘Kids On The Reef’

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] Ocean Education programme celebrated 10 years of Kids on the Reef as a school-based programme this year. A spokesperson said, “The goal of Kids on the Reef is to provide M2 students across the island with the opportunity to grow personally and to build their ocean stewardship through immersive two-day sessions. “Students... Read more of this article

Angelita Smith Appointed As KBB Director

Angelita Smith Appointed As KBB Director

Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] has appointed Angelita [Angel] Smith as its new Executive Director, with Ms Smith saying that she ”looks forward to leading KBB’s efforts to prevent littering, reduce waste and beautify our communities and coastline.” A spokesperson said, “Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], one of Bermuda’s oldest... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Appeal: Murder Of Jahcari Francis

Police Appeal: Murder Of Jahcari Francis

Seven years after Jahcari Francis was fatally shot in Devonshire, the Bermuda Police Service continue to investigate his murder, and have reiterated their appeal for anyone with information to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “Today, Friday, 19th July 2024, marks seven years since the murder of Jahcari Antoni Francis. At the time... Read more of this article

Maurice Jones Jailed For 30 Years In UK

Maurice Jones Jailed For 30 Years In UK

25-year-old Maurice Jones has been jailed for 30 years in the UK after being convicted of murdering a father while he was pushing his young son. A statement from the Wiltshire Police said, “Maurice Jones, 25, of Gainsborough Close, Bemerton Heath, was convicted of murder and possession of a bladed article following a two-week trial by jury in... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Identities Of Two Young Men

Police Confirm Identities Of Two Young Men

The police have confirmed the identities of two young men who died following a shooting in Sandys as 18-year-old Razi Garland and 19-year-old Amon Robinson. A spokesperson said, “Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the identities of two young men who died following a verified firearm incident in the Scaur Hill, Sandys parish... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bermuda Principles To Host Conference In 2025

Bermuda Principles To Host Conference In 2025

The Bermuda Principles Foundation will host the 5th Bermuda Principles Impact Conference in Bermuda from February 25 – March 1, 2025 A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Principles Foundation, the only non-profit based on the legacy of the Bermuda Principles, is proud to announce the dates of its 5th Bermuda Principles Impact Conference in partnership with the... Read more of this article

Column: Pearman On BELCO’s Price Hike & More

Column: Pearman On BELCO’s Price Hike & More

[Opinion column written by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Scott Pearman] Belco’s latest decision to increase Bermuda’s already high electricity costs – with the kilowatt hour rate projected to go up next month by almost 14% – amounts to a punch in the gut for everyday Bermudians. Many on our Island already struggle to meet the existing high bills, with some Bermudians... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday:  Bermudiana Silhouette

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Silhouette

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a graphic showcasing the silhouette of a woman adorned with a Bermudiana flower. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image or Instagram story. You can download both... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys

A man has been transported to hospital following a collision in Sandys this evening. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:25 PM on Friday, 19 July 2024 police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, on Somerset Road in the vicinity of Scaur Drive, Sandys “Initial... Read more of this article

Single Vehicle Collision In Devonshire

Single Vehicle Collision In Devonshire

[Updated] A truck crashed on Middle Road in Devonshire this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Police officers are currently at the scene of a reported single vehicle collision in Devonshire. Details remain limited at this time. However, it is understood that a truck overturned along Middle Road, Devonshire, in the vicinity of Saltus Grammar... Read more of this article

Police Update On Three Vehicle Collision

Police Update On Three Vehicle Collision

The police provided an update following a three vehicle collision in Warwick last week. A police spokesperson said, “A Government van driver involved in a collision with two cars on Middle Road, near the junction with Longford Road in Warwick around 3pm Tuesday, 9th July 2024, was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and later released from... Read more of this article


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