Acting AG: ‘Airport Not Within Commission Scope’

Acting AG: ‘Airport Not Within Commission Scope’

Addressing reports there has been “improper contact” between Government and the Commission of Inquiry regarding its request for information about the airport project, Acting Attorney-General Minister Michael Fahy said that “Government has been consistent in its representations to the Commission that the LF Wade Project is not within... Read more of this article

Inquest Into Death Of Tahira Baker In Fire In UK

Inquest Into Death Of Tahira Baker In Fire In UK

After dying in a fire on September 23, 2015, an inquest has found that Tahira Baker’s death shows “no evidence of suicide or foul play,” with a candle believed to be at fault for causing the blaze. A story in The Star said, “Tahira Baker was caught up in a fire at her flat at Carwood Green, Burngreave. At an inquest into her... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Tropical Storm Karl Moves Away

Live Updates: Tropical Storm Karl Moves Away

[Updated] Tropical Storm Karl is traveling away from Bermuda, and as of 12 noon on Saturday, the Bermuda Weather Service has discontinued both the Tropical Storm Warning and the Hurricane Watch, and said the closest point of approach has passed. With storm coverage we generally provide information from a cross section of entities including the Government,... Read more of this article

Photos, Videos: Tropical Storm Karl Moves Away

Photos, Videos: Tropical Storm Karl Moves Away

While the Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect and the island is experiencing inclement weather this morning [Sept 24], Tropical Storm Karl will now be heading away from us with the island appearing to have been spared substantial damage from the storm, which passed by us overnight with 65mph winds. While BELCO noted that they are “thankful... Read more of this article

BELCO: 816 Customers Without Power At 7.40am

BELCO: 816 Customers Without Power At 7.40am

[Updated] As Tropical Storm Karl approaches us, BELCO has assured residents that “hurricane response plans are in action and systems, supplies and staff are prepared. “The Company established a command headquarters to manage the electricity system throughout the Storm and restoration process after the storm,” BELCO said. A quick look... Read more of this article

EMO Advisory: Causeway, Buses, Ferries & More

EMO Advisory: Causeway, Buses, Ferries & More

[Updated] The Causeway will remain open, the last public bus will be at 9pm, the Royal Bermuda Regiment will deploy personnel around the Island this evening, the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Facility will remain open through the duration of the storm, and the Emergency Broadcast Station [100.1 FM] will be on the air from 10pm until. This information, and... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Sept 23

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Sept 23

The Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online, with an aim to expand the ability for all viewers, both on the island and abroad, to watch their news broadcast.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related StoriesVideo: ZBM Evening... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Tropical Storm Karl Approaches

Photos & Videos: Tropical Storm Karl Approaches

With the Bermuda Weather Service saying that Tropical Storm Karl is a “threat to Bermuda,” issuing a Tropical Storm Warning and a Hurricane Watch, the island continues to prepare for the storm’s impact. The 12pm forecast says Karl has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph [95 km/h] and its closest point of approach is forecast to be 50nm... Read more of this article

Court: 44-Year-Old Jailed For Importing Cannabis

Court: 44-Year-Old Jailed For Importing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a 44-year-old man was sentenced to 3 years in prison after admitting importing over 5,000 grams of cannabis. Damion Smith asked if he could change his earlier plea of not guilty, which Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe allowed. Smith then plead guilty to importing over 5,000 grams of cannabis through the airport on... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Karl: Ferry Service Interruptions

Tropical Storm Karl: Ferry Service Interruptions

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has given notice that the ferry service will experience service interruptions as of today [Sept 23], due to the inclement weather. Blue routeLast departing ferry from Hamilton at 6pm. Services is expected to resume as of Sunday morning.Green routeWill operate to published schedule. Service is expected... Read more of this article

BPS Warn Of Business Email Compromise Scam

BPS Warn Of Business Email Compromise Scam

Saying that Bermuda has “already seen a number of local businesses having encountered the ‘Business Email Compromise’ scam, some of whom have experienced substantial financial loss,” the police have warned businesses of a scam which targets employees who perform regular wire transfers. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police... Read more of this article

BSX Announce Extension Of Daily Trading Hours

BSX Announce Extension Of Daily Trading Hours

The Bermuda Stock Exchange announced the extension of daily trading hours effective Wednesday, 28 September 2016. The BSX Price discovery pre-market session will take place as usual from 8:30 am with continuous trading from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. In making the announcement, Greg Wojciechowski, President & CEO said “I am delighted to announce the... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Tribute For Dennikia Lambert

Photos & Video: Tribute For Dennikia Lambert

The life of Berkeley Institute honour student Dennikia Lambert was celebrated yesterday [Sept 22] by staff and students at the school, as they paid tribute to the life of the 14-year-old student, who died in July following a car collision. The tribute included a grub day held in her honour, vocal and dance tributes, and a ceremony held by students and... Read more of this article

Podcast: Martha Dismont On Child Neglect/Abuse

Podcast: Martha Dismont On Child Neglect/Abuse

In the latest Bernews podcast, we sit down with Martha Dismont, the Executive Director of the Family Centre, which has recently launched a campaign called ‘Neglect Is Abuse, See It, Stop It’ to try and stem a significant rise in cases of child neglect. Ms Dismont links the rise in neglect cases directly “to the conditions we are seeing in Bermuda”,... Read more of this article

Cruise Ships Alter Schedules Ahead Of Storm

Cruise Ships Alter Schedules Ahead Of Storm

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre has confirmed that two vessels – the Norwegian Breakaway and the MS Insignia – have altered their schedules due to Tropical Storm Karl. The Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship is leaving early today, at 1.00pm instead of 3.00pm, while the MS Insignia has cancelled her call to Bermuda on September 25/26.The... Read more of this article

Legal Action Over Revealing PATI Request

Legal Action Over Revealing PATI Request

Legal action is being taken regarding an incident last year that saw Public Works Minister Craig Cannonier reveal that Opposition MP Walton Brown had filed a PATI request. “I can confirm the matter is before the courts and we will be going to trial,” MP Walton Brown said. In May 2015, while speaking in the House of Assembly, Public Works... Read more of this article

New! Notification Centre In Bernews Mobile App

New! Notification Centre In Bernews Mobile App

The Bernews App has just gotten even easier to use with the addition of a new notification centre, combining all breaking news alerts in an easy-to-read format. With the ability to subscribe to the optional push notifications, you can receive breaking news alerts directly to your phone, with the new notification center allowing your phone or tablet... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: “Bermuda, The Golfiest Nation In World”

Video: “Bermuda, The Golfiest Nation In World”

Golf Live’s Ryan Asselta recently traveled to Bermuda – dubbed “the golfiest nation in the world” – in order to experience the island’s golfing opportunities. The trip was captured on film, with Mr. Asselta exploring “the course-abundant island” and playing in the Pro Sports World Championship of Golf... Read more of this article

Acting AG: ‘Airport Not Within Commission Scope’

Acting AG: ‘Airport Not Within Commission Scope’

Addressing reports there has been “improper contact” between Government and the Commission of Inquiry regarding its request for information about the airport project, Acting Attorney-General Minister Michael Fahy said that “Government has been consistent in its representations to the Commission that the LF Wade Project is not within... Read more of this article

Photos, Videos: Tropical Storm Karl Moves Away

Photos, Videos: Tropical Storm Karl Moves Away

While the Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect and the island is experiencing inclement weather this morning [Sept 24], Tropical Storm Karl will now be heading away from us with the island appearing to have been spared substantial damage from the storm, which passed by us overnight with 65mph winds. While BELCO noted that they are “thankful... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Video: “Bermuda, The Golfiest Nation In World”

Video: “Bermuda, The Golfiest Nation In World”

Golf Live’s Ryan Asselta recently traveled to Bermuda – dubbed “the golfiest nation in the world” – in order to experience the island’s golfing opportunities. The trip was captured on film, with Mr. Asselta exploring “the course-abundant island” and playing in the Pro Sports World Championship of Golf... Read more of this article

Results: Bermuda Tri-A-Tri Summer Series

Results: Bermuda Tri-A-Tri Summer Series

Due to the uncertainty of the weather there was a low turnout for the latest round of the Bermuda Triathlon Association’s Tri-A-Tri Super Sprint Summer Series at Clearwater Beach. Caleb Ingham captured the win stopping the clock in a time of 27.56, Matthew Viney was second in 28.32 and Otis Ingham was third in 29.31. Zoe Roberts was the first female... Read more of this article

BCB Offering Level 1 And 2 Coaching Courses

BCB Offering Level 1 And 2 Coaching Courses

The Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] is offering both ICC Level 1 and ICC Level 2 coaching courses in November, with English Cricket Board certified trainers Rich Hall [County Performance Coach] and Dan Feist [Head of Cricket Operations, Surrey County] delivering the courses. The ICC Level 1 Coaching Course will be held on November 11 from 9.00am to 5.00pm... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Marine Locker Win International Dealer Award

Marine Locker Win International Dealer Award

Marine Locker has been awarded the 2016 International Dealer of the Year for Scout Boats at a reception in South Carolina, with the company crediting “genuine Bermudian hard work and sacrifice” credited for the achievement. Sales Manager Lyle Douglas said, “This is a tremendous honour for our company. The award is based not only on... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 23 2016

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 23 2016

September 23 saw 43,586 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $1,024,271.00 BD. 43,586 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 2.1% at $23.50 per share. The BSX finished at 1,541.30, down 1.44% on the day. There were 0 advances, 1 decline, and 63 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here... Read more of this article

FMG Intends To Open Hurricane Claims Centre

FMG Intends To Open Hurricane Claims Centre

[Updated] Freisenbruch-Meyer Group will open a dedicated Claims Centre over the weekend, and said they “intend to have dedicated staff managing our reception hall and call center assisting clients with any claims they may have.” The company said, “Weather forecasts show that Tropical Storm Karl continues toward Bermuda and it is expected... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermuda SPCA Set To Hold Halloween Camp

Bermuda SPCA Set To Hold Halloween Camp

The Bermuda SPCA is getting set to host its Halloween Camp from October 24 to October 28, with a series of activities planned for children aged 10 to 14. Activities at the camp will include exploring myths with animals, a full tour, scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving, animal presentations, special guests, interactive games, and fun Halloween crafts. The... Read more of this article

BTA To Host Food Truck Festival On October 9

BTA To Host Food Truck Festival On October 9

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] will put a fresh take on celebrating the island’s food culture when it debuts a first-of-its-kind food truck festival next month. The BTA is organising the event in partnership with local food truck operators to create a festival on Front Street, Sunday, October 9, 2016. It will take place from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.... Read more of this article

Logic To Add New Channel: Flow Sports Premier

Logic To Add New Channel: Flow Sports Premier

Logic Communications said they are set to increase the number of TV channels available to watch one of the world’s most popular football leagues. “Currently Logic Communications buys a channel from the Caribbean’s leading sports network, Flow Sports, for coverage of the English Premier League,” the company said. “It is hoped that... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Reef Watch Event Postponed Due To Karl

Reef Watch Event Postponed Due To Karl

The Bermuda Zoological Society has announced that due to the possibility of Karl impacting Bermuda over the weekend, the Reef Watch event will be postponed until Saturday, 8th October. “Due to inclement weather, we are extending our Reef Watch teams’ survey opportunities for anytime in the next two weeks to ensure that they have a positive experience,”... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture Series: “Islands A Delicate Balance”

BZS Lecture Series: “Islands A Delicate Balance”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] lecture series will include a talk titled “Island: A Delicate Balance” – set to be presented in two parts – on Thursday, September 22 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The free event, open to the public, will see the first part of the lecture presented by Richard Winchell, President of the... Read more of this article

Video/Photos: Upside-Down Jellyfish At Waterville

Video/Photos: Upside-Down Jellyfish At Waterville

The waters of the Bermuda National Trust’s Waterville property are currently playing host to numerous Cassiopeia jellyfish, also known as “upside-down jellyfish.” “These small creatures like to rest upside-down on the beds of shallow lagoons, sand or mudflats and around mangroves where they farm their own food, produced by algae... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: 44-Year-Old Jailed For Importing Cannabis

Court: 44-Year-Old Jailed For Importing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a 44-year-old man was sentenced to 3 years in prison after admitting importing over 5,000 grams of cannabis. Damion Smith asked if he could change his earlier plea of not guilty, which Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe allowed. Smith then plead guilty to importing over 5,000 grams of cannabis through the airport on... Read more of this article

BPS Warn Of Business Email Compromise Scam

BPS Warn Of Business Email Compromise Scam

Saying that Bermuda has “already seen a number of local businesses having encountered the ‘Business Email Compromise’ scam, some of whom have experienced substantial financial loss,” the police have warned businesses of a scam which targets employees who perform regular wire transfers. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police... Read more of this article

4 Males Remain In Custody Following Burglary

4 Males Remain In Custody Following Burglary

The four males arrested in connection with a burglary yesterday – who range in age from 21 to 25-years-old — remain in police custody today [Sept 22], the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “The investigation continues into a burglary that occurred at a Valley Road, Paget residence around 10:30am Wednesday. “The... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

BPS Warn Of Business Email Compromise Scam

BPS Warn Of Business Email Compromise Scam

Saying that Bermuda has “already seen a number of local businesses having encountered the ‘Business Email Compromise’ scam, some of whom have experienced substantial financial loss,” the police have warned businesses of a scam which targets employees who perform regular wire transfers. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service wishes... Read more of this article

New! Notification Centre In Bernews Mobile App

New! Notification Centre In Bernews Mobile App

The Bernews App has just gotten even easier to use with the addition of a new notification centre, combining all breaking news alerts in an easy-to-read format. With the ability to subscribe to the optional push notifications, you can receive breaking news alerts directly to your phone, with the new notification center allowing your phone or tablet to store all alerts... Read more of this article

Audio Visual Electronics Now Selling iPhone 7

Audio Visual Electronics Now Selling iPhone 7

Audio Visual Electronics now has the iPhone 7 available for sale, with models ranging from 32GB to 256GB in colours including rose gold, gold, silver, and black, with the iPhone 7 Plus expected to be in stock next week. Pricing is $1,199 for the iPhone 7 32GB, $1,299 for the iPhone 7 128GB, and $1,399 for the iPhone 7 256GB.Audio Visual Electronics is located at Washington... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Inquest Into Death Of Tahira Baker In Fire In UK

Inquest Into Death Of Tahira Baker In Fire In UK

After dying in a fire on September 23, 2015, an inquest has found that Tahira Baker’s death shows “no evidence of suicide or foul play,” with a candle believed to be at fault for causing the blaze. A story in The Star said, “Tahira Baker was caught up in a fire at her flat at Carwood Green, Burngreave. At an inquest into her... Read more of this article

Visitor Recovering After Rental Cycle Collision

Visitor Recovering After Rental Cycle Collision

The 42-year-old American male visitor injured in a rental cycle crash in Paget on Monday had been transferred from the ICU to a general ward. A police spokesperson said, “At last check 7:30am today [Thursday, September 22nd] the 42-year-old American male visitor injured in a reported single vehicle rental cycle crash on South Road in Paget near... Read more of this article

Royal Caribbean Crew Member Dies In France

Royal Caribbean Crew Member Dies In France

One Royal Caribbean crew member has died and four other crew members were injured on the Harmony of the Seas recently in an accident that took place in France. The tragic accident was similar to an incident in Bermuda on July 20 that saw two lives lost, with both involving lifeboats falling from cruise ships into the water during a safety drill. A BBC... Read more of this article


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