Updates | OBA’s Robert King Wins By-Election

Updates | OBA’s Robert King Wins By-Election

[Updating] The Constituency 10 Smith’s North by-election is being held today [May 22] with the OBA’s Robert King, the PLP’s Lindsay Simmons and Independent Sir John Swan all running for the seat, which was made vacant when former Premier and OBA MP Michael Dunkley resigned from politics. Since the one seat system started in 2003, the OBA have... Read more of this article

‘MRI Equipment Is Currently Undergoing Repairs’

‘MRI Equipment Is Currently Undergoing Repairs’

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s MRI equipment is “currently undergoing repairs,” BHB said today. A spokesperson said, “The parts for the repair and the engineer are due on island early next week. The MRI is not usually required for emergency diagnostics, but patients who have MRI tests that are time sensitive, can be referred to other providers. “All... Read more of this article

59th Annual Schools Art Exhibition Winners

59th Annual Schools Art Exhibition Winners

The Department of Education hosted a prize-giving ceremony for 12 deserving young artists who participated in the 59th Annual Schools Art Exhibition held in April at the Bermuda Society of Arts. Back row: Nzingha Ming, Fergus O’Connell, Callie Lucas, Min. Vance Campbell, Steven Masters, Dan DeSilva; Middle row: Shannon Rose-Robinson, Cristina Capelo,... Read more of this article

2024 Bermuda Day Parade Line-Up

2024 Bermuda Day Parade Line-Up

The Government has released the lineup for the upcoming Bermuda Day Parade. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that full live coverage of the Bermuda Day Parade will be carried starting at 1.15 p.m. Friday [May 24] via Government’s FaceBook and YouTube Pages. Live coverage will also be carried on CITV’s television... Read more of this article

Six Cars Reported Stolen, All Recovered

Six Cars Reported Stolen, All Recovered

From March until May, the police received “six reports of six different cars being stolen from outside six separate homes” and “in each case, the vehicle was left parked with the keys inside and later recovered at a different location, intact.” A police spokesperson said, “During 1st March 2024 until 22nd May 2024, the Bermuda... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 22 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: May 21... Read more of this article

35 Students Begins Employment Programme

35 Students Begins Employment Programme

The 2024 Youth Employment Programme began with the first cohort of 35 students participating in a full-day orientation session. Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said, “I’m happy to share that the 2024 Youth Employment Programme recently began with the first cohort of 35 students participating in a full-day orientation session. “These... Read more of this article


Road Closed After Collision On Canal Road

Road Closed After Collision On Canal Road

This afternoon [May 22], police responded to a collision on Canal Road in which a container truck “came into contact with a large overhead beam and a retaining wall, causing major damage to the wall and truck.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:40pm Wednesday, 22nd May 2024 police responded to a single vehicle traffic collision... Read more of this article

Butterfield Announces 2023 Sustainability Impact

Butterfield Announces 2023 Sustainability Impact

The 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], Recycle Bermuda, and supported by Aspen, revealed its sustainability impact. A spokesperson said, “Plastic is detrimental to Bermuda’s oceans, wildlife and population. As the harm caused by micro-plastics increases, it becomes a prominent issue that... Read more of this article

Jarion Richardson: Key Parts ‘Not Completed’

Jarion Richardson: Key Parts ‘Not Completed’

The Opposition asked Parliamentary Questions about the Economic Development Strategy and “were shocked to learn that key parts of the plan, promised nearly a year ago, still have not been completed,” Opposition Leader Jarion Richardson said. Mr Richardson said, “It’s hard to say the Economic Development Strategy is falling apart... Read more of this article

Police Officers Attending Conference In UK

Police Officers Attending Conference In UK

Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels and Detective Chief Inspector Derricka Burns are currently in attendance at the 2024 Violence Against Women and Girls [VAWG] Conference at the UK’s College of Policing in Ryton. The key focus of the conference is geared towards training and supporting law enforcement in enhancing VAWG investigations,... Read more of this article

Roach Inspires Francis Patton Students

Roach Inspires Francis Patton Students

Top local amateur boxer Adrian Roach paid a visit to Francis Patton Primary School to deliver an inspirational talk to students last Friday [May 17]. The 22-year-old said he spoke about his journey in the sport and the positive impact it has had on his life. He also demonstrated some of his skills on a punch bag. “We talked about the importance of... Read more of this article

Delta Sigma Theta Hosts Delta Days Event

Delta Sigma Theta Hosts Delta Days Event

On Friday [May 17] the Bermuda Alumnae Chapter [BAC] of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated held its first Delta Days event at the House of Assembly. A spokesperson said, “Delta Days was instituted by the organization’s grand chapter in Washington, D.C., to encourage members to actively participate in the public law and policy-making process.... Read more of this article

37 Corrections Staff Complete Leadership Course

37 Corrections Staff Complete Leadership Course

“This training programme underscores our focus on continuous professional development,” said Acting Minister of National Security Vance Campbell. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Corrections announces that 37 staff members have successfully completed a Leadership and Management training course offered in collaboration... Read more of this article

Deputy Premier Speaks At Sargasso Workshop

Deputy Premier Speaks At Sargasso Workshop

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban gave the keynote address at the Sargasso Sea Sanctuary Workshop held onboard Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise, berthed on Front Street, Hamilton. A Government spokesperson said, “”As part of Greenpeace’s global initiative to advocate for ocean sanctuaries, the visit is... Read more of this article

Love Is Love BDA To Host Brunch Fundraiser

Love Is Love BDA To Host Brunch Fundraiser

Love is Love BDA will host a buffet brunch fundraiser on June 2 at Bolero Brasserie to launch Global Pride Month and support OUTBermuda’s 2024 Education Bursary. A spokesperson said, “Love is Love BDA will be hosting their second buffet brunch from 12:00 to 3:00pm on Sunday, June 2nd at Bolero Brasserie Restaurant [#95 Front Street]. This event... Read more of this article

Video: May 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Government House on bomb threat hoaxes in OTs, C10 Smith’s North by-election today, Major Duncan Simons appointed as Commanding Officer, NMB: Meet the Artists and Make Art on June 8, Suzanne Khan appointed Executive Director of WeSpeak, Nic Narraway wins silver medal in Brazil, Aeziah Divine after racing in UK and Wallpaper Wednesday features pink... Read more of this article

NMB: Meet The Artists And Make Art On June 8

NMB: Meet The Artists And Make Art On June 8

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] will host the ‘Meet the Artists and Make Art’ event on Saturday, June 8 with three visiting Azorean contemporary artists. A spokesperson said, “Meet the Artists and Make Art! at the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] on Saturday, June 8, from 12-2pm with three visiting Azorean contemporary artists.... Read more of this article

Khan Appointed Executive Director Of WeSpeak

Khan Appointed Executive Director Of WeSpeak

Suzanne Khan has been appointed the Executive Director of WeSpeak. A spokesperson said, “WeSpeak Bermuda is thrilled to announce the appointment of Suzanne Khan as its first Executive Director. Khan is a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the role. She is poised to lead WeSpeak Bermuda into its next chapter,... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 21 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 21 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: May 22... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: May 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 22 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: May 21... Read more of this article

Video: May 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Government House on bomb threat hoaxes in OTs, C10 Smith’s North by-election today, Major Duncan Simons appointed as Commanding Officer, NMB: Meet the Artists and Make Art on June 8, Suzanne Khan appointed Executive Director of WeSpeak, Nic Narraway wins silver medal in Brazil, Aeziah Divine after racing in UK and Wallpaper Wednesday features pink... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 21 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 21 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: May 22... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Sancho Smith Competes In PBC Championships

Sancho Smith Competes In PBC Championships

Sancho Smith and his Clayton State University men’s track & field teammates competed in the 2024 Peach Belt Conference [PBC] outdoor track & field championships finishing fifth with 93 points. Smith competed in two events; he finished 6th in the men’s 800m race clocking 1:53.34 and the team of Smith, Andrews, Hicks, and Barnes ran a winning... Read more of this article

Daley Breaks Two Records In Toronto

Daley Breaks Two Records In Toronto

Elijah Daley competed in the Canadian 2024 Olympic Trials, presented by bell at the Toronto Pan Am Sport Center, breaking two age group records. Daley finished 33rd in the men’s 100m backstroke preliminaries, clocking a time of 59.98. Daley finished 39th competing in the men’s 100m breaststroke preliminaries, clocking 1:07.45. Daley finished sixth... Read more of this article

National Teams Gear Up For US Open Volleyball

National Teams Gear Up For US Open Volleyball

The Women’s and Men’s National Volleyball Teams are gearing up for the US Open Volleyball Championships in Columbus, Ohio, on May 23rd. A spokesperson said, “The Women’s and Men’s National Volleyball Teams are travelling to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the US Open Volleyball Championships on Thursday, May 23rd. The championships are being... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 22 2024

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 22 2024

May 22 saw 125 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $4,375.00 BD. 125 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing even at $35.00 per share. The BSX finished at 2,510.47, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 51 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related Stories ‘Active... Read more of this article

35 Students Begins Employment Programme

35 Students Begins Employment Programme

The 2024 Youth Employment Programme began with the first cohort of 35 students participating in a full-day orientation session. Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said, “I’m happy to share that the 2024 Youth Employment Programme recently began with the first cohort of 35 students participating in a full-day orientation session. “These... Read more of this article

InCare By People’s At Hamilton Medical Center

InCare By People’s At Hamilton Medical Center

The management and staff of the People’s Group said they are proud to announce the opening of InCare by People’s, saying that “this full-service dispensary will be located on the ground floor of the Hamilton Medical Center [HMC].” Tamara Richardson, the People’s Group CEO shared “We believe in the importance of HMC to healthcare... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

59th Annual Schools Art Exhibition Winners

59th Annual Schools Art Exhibition Winners

The Department of Education hosted a prize-giving ceremony for 12 deserving young artists who participated in the 59th Annual Schools Art Exhibition held in April at the Bermuda Society of Arts. Back row: Nzingha Ming, Fergus O’Connell, Callie Lucas, Min. Vance Campbell, Steven Masters, Dan DeSilva; Middle row: Shannon Rose-Robinson, Cristina Capelo,... Read more of this article

Love Is Love BDA To Host Brunch Fundraiser

Love Is Love BDA To Host Brunch Fundraiser

Love is Love BDA will host a buffet brunch fundraiser on June 2 at Bolero Brasserie to launch Global Pride Month and support OUTBermuda’s 2024 Education Bursary. A spokesperson said, “Love is Love BDA will be hosting their second buffet brunch from 12:00 to 3:00pm on Sunday, June 2nd at Bolero Brasserie Restaurant [#95 Front Street]. This event... Read more of this article

NMB: Meet The Artists And Make Art On June 8

NMB: Meet The Artists And Make Art On June 8

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] will host the ‘Meet the Artists and Make Art’ event on Saturday, June 8 with three visiting Azorean contemporary artists. A spokesperson said, “Meet the Artists and Make Art! at the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] on Saturday, June 8, from 12-2pm with three visiting Azorean contemporary artists.... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Butterfield Announces 2023 Sustainability Impact

Butterfield Announces 2023 Sustainability Impact

The 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], Recycle Bermuda, and supported by Aspen, revealed its sustainability impact. A spokesperson said, “Plastic is detrimental to Bermuda’s oceans, wildlife and population. As the harm caused by micro-plastics increases, it becomes a prominent issue that... Read more of this article

Deputy Premier Speaks At Sargasso Workshop

Deputy Premier Speaks At Sargasso Workshop

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban gave the keynote address at the Sargasso Sea Sanctuary Workshop held onboard Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise, berthed on Front Street, Hamilton. A Government spokesperson said, “”As part of Greenpeace’s global initiative to advocate for ocean sanctuaries, the visit is... Read more of this article

BUEI Announces Winners Of YRE Competition

BUEI Announces Winners Of YRE Competition

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] has announced the winners of the 2024 Young Reporters for the Environment [YRE] Journalism Competition. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is proud to announce the winners of the National Young Reporters for the Environment [YRE] Competition. This year,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Six Cars Reported Stolen, All Recovered

Six Cars Reported Stolen, All Recovered

From March until May, the police received “six reports of six different cars being stolen from outside six separate homes” and “in each case, the vehicle was left parked with the keys inside and later recovered at a different location, intact.” A police spokesperson said, “During 1st March 2024 until 22nd May 2024, the Bermuda... Read more of this article

49-Year-Old Motorcyclist Arrested After Collision

49-Year-Old Motorcyclist Arrested After Collision

[Updated] A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving following a collision in Devonshire on Sunday evening. A spokesperson said, “A collision involving two male motorcyclists along North Shore Road, Devonshire, near Loyal Hill Road around 7:10pm Sunday 19th May 2024, has led to the arrest of one of the men, said to be a 49-year-old... Read more of this article

Man Hospitalised After Stabbing Incident

Man Hospitalised After Stabbing Incident

A 33-year-old Sandys parish man has been hospitalised after a stabbing incident in Sandys. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:40am Sunday, 12th May 2024, police received a report of a stabbing incident. “Apparently a 33-year-old Sandys parish man was assaulted by another individual in the parking lot between Legends Bar and Mr. Chicken... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Phone Issue At St. George’s Health Centre

Phone Issue At St. George’s Health Centre

The St. George’s Health Centre, located at 1 Old Military Road, St. George’s, is “currently experiencing a temporary disruption in phone and internet services,” the government said this morning [May 22]. A spokesperson said, “The clinic remains open. For queries or appointments related to child health services, please contact the main Hamilton Health... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Pink Happy Bermuda Day

Wallpaper Wednesday: Pink Happy Bermuda Day

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a cheerful graphic of pink balloons adorned with the flag of Bermuda, celebrating Bermuda Day. For extensive coverage of Bermuda Day over the years – including over 7,000 photos and videos, history, unique graphics, and much more – visit our website BDADay.com, the island’s most comprehensive... Read more of this article

Digital Fare Phase 1 Starts On June 24

Digital Fare Phase 1 Starts On June 24

On June 24th “we are introducing phase one of the new digital fare media for public buses and ferries, marking a pivotal moment in our journey towards modernization and efficiency,” Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17] the Minister said, “With the digital fare media, commuters can effortlessly manage... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Adult & Child Injured In Collision In Devonshire

Adult & Child Injured In Collision In Devonshire

A two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a car occurred on North Shore Road in Devonshire this evening [May 22]. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 6 PM on Wednesday, 22nd of May 2024, police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious two vehicle collision, involving a motorcycle and a car. The collision... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured In Harrington Road Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Harrington Road Collision

A male motorcyclist was injured in a collision on Harrington Sound Road. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:30pm Monday, 20th May 2024, police officers responded to a reported collision on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton parish, near the junction with Hidden Cove Lane. “Information suggests that a male motorcyclist was travelling along... Read more of this article

Road Closed After Collision On Canal Road

Road Closed After Collision On Canal Road

This afternoon [May 22], police responded to a collision on Canal Road in which a container truck “came into contact with a large overhead beam and a retaining wall, causing major damage to the wall and truck.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:40pm Wednesday, 22nd May 2024 police responded to a single vehicle traffic collision... Read more of this article


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