Police Confirm Death Of 38-Year-Old Dion Fox

Police Confirm Death Of 38-Year-Old Dion Fox

Police have confirmed the death of Dion Anthony Fox of Clarke’s Hill in St. David’s who died as a result of a road traffic collision that took place in the Dominican Republic. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Bermuda Police Service can confirm the death of 38 year old Dion Anthony Fox of Clarke’s Hill St. David’s... Read more of this article

Rip Currents Close West End Of Horseshoe Bay

Rip Currents Close West End Of Horseshoe Bay

The western end of Horseshoe Bay Beach has been closed to swimmers this afternoon [August 28] due to dangerous rip currents. Department of Parks’ Lifeguard Service have posted signs at the western end of the beach that read “Do Not Enter Water” and “Warning: Dangerous Rip Currents”. Visitors to the beach are still able to enjoy... Read more of this article

Sunday August 28th: “Good News” Spotlight

Sunday August 28th: “Good News” Spotlight

News that Kyle Fisher won the RUBiS ‘Fuel For Life’ promotion, Jahlae Outerbridge was awarded the KPMG Scholarship, Tyler Butterfield won the 2016 Ironman 70.3 Timberman triathlon in New Hampshire, and Bermuda model Ella Burt was featured in ’London Life’ magazine were all some of the positive news stories from the past week. Other... Read more of this article

Gaston Strengthens, “Not A Threat At This Time”

Gaston Strengthens, “Not A Threat At This Time”

[Updated] Gaston has this morning [August 28] been upgraded to hurricane status again with the Bermuda Weather Service saying “Hurricane Gaston is not a threat to Bermuda at this time. “The closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs [3 days] is forecast to be 491 nm to the E, 3.00am on Monday, August 29, 2016.” The National... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Endeavour Holds A ‘Sailorbration’

America’s Cup Endeavour Holds A ‘Sailorbration’

AC Endeavour, the America’s Cup youth sailing program, held a special “Sailorbration” event on Saturday [August 27] in Bermuda with the first season of AC Endeavour students graduating from the program. The celebration on Saturday provided the ‘AC Endeavour Graduates’ a chance to share with their families what they’ve learned and show the... Read more of this article

TROIKA To Hold Encore Musical Performances

TROIKA To Hold Encore Musical Performances

Due to the high demand for tickets to TROIKA Bermuda’s sold out performance of their “Work In Progress #6” musical production of “The Color Purple”, TROIKA is having two more encore performances at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts. A spokesperson said, “TROIKA is having two more encore performance due to popular... Read more of this article

Hurricane Center Monitoring Weather Near Island

Hurricane Center Monitoring Weather Near Island

The National Hurricane Center is today [August 27] monitoring an area of low pressure centered about 130 miles southwest of Bermuda which is producing winds of around 35 mph. The Bermuda Weather Service said, “A low pressure center to our southwest is now being monitored by NHC for possible development into a tropical cyclone. “Warm, moist... Read more of this article

EMO Continues To Monitor Tropical Storm Gaston

EMO Continues To Monitor Tropical Storm Gaston

The Ministry of National Security is reminding residents that Bermuda continues to be in the midst of Hurricane Season. And as the public is aware, it has been a particularly active storm season in the last few weeks. A spokesperson said, “As a note, the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Gaston.... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 26 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 26 ZBM Evening News

“Opposition backs Government over need for Bermudian Education Commissioner, top US doctor warns Bermuda’s women of dangers of Zika and pregnancy, and Government quarterly revenue up, but spending also higher,” are some of the stories ZBM said are set to be covered in their newscast this evening.With an aim to expand the way they deliver... Read more of this article

City Offering Free Parking In City Hall Car Park

City Offering Free Parking In City Hall Car Park

The City of Hamilton is opening the gates to City Hall Car Park this weekend and motorists can park for free. A spokesperson said, “A new paid barrier system went into operation on Monday this week and while mostly successful, there has been some teething pains with credit card payments functioning intermittently. City staff has been on hand each... Read more of this article

Twelve Peter Leitner Arts Scholarships Awarded

Twelve Peter Leitner Arts Scholarships Awarded

Now in it’s fifteenth year, The Peter Leitner Arts Scholarship has just awarded twelve scholarships to Bermudian students who have chosen a career in the arts. Recipients this year included:Eryn Beach – Trinity Laban, BA [Hons] in Contemporary Dance Kioshi Burgess – Musicians Institute, LA, Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance Ravi Cannonier-Watson... Read more of this article

2 Hour Video/Photos: L. Frederick Wade Forum

2 Hour Video/Photos: L. Frederick Wade Forum

The “L. Frederick Wade, His Political Life and Legacy” forum was held on Thursday night [Aug 25] at the EF Gordon Hall at BIU Headquarters on Union Square, with attendees filling the hall and standing outside. The evening was hosted by MP Walter Roban and included presentations by Dame Jennifer Smith, Alex Scott, Dr. Ewart Brown, Paula Cox,... Read more of this article

Ministry: 2016/17 First Quarter Fiscal Performance

Ministry: 2016/17 First Quarter Fiscal Performance

The Ministry of Finance provided information today on the 2016/17 First Quarter Fiscal Performance. “The headline numbers for the 2016/17 National Budget were: a revenue target of $996.9 million; current expenditure of $1.11 billion, including debt service; capital expenditure of $87.3 million; and a projected deficit of $199.4 million,”... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Digicel Jumpstart Clinic Launches

Photos/Video: Digicel Jumpstart Clinic Launches

[Updated with video] The second annual Digicel Jumpstart clinic got underway at The Berkley Institute this morning [August 26]. The Digicel Jumpstart clinic is a youth sports initiative that takes place in select countries across the Caribbean and Bermuda, with Bermuda hosting the first one of 2016. The clinics give young basketballers, aged 14 to 16,... Read more of this article

Dennis Brown: “A Tribute To Coach Speedy”

Dennis Brown: “A Tribute To Coach Speedy”

[Written by Dennis Brown] First of all, I am truly sorry for not being able to attend the home going service of our dear friend and colleague Jermaine “Speedy” Smith, as I am currently abroad with my family on a much needed vacation. When I received the news from Cal that Speedy had passed, I was on my daily stroll at Admiralty House with the dogs.... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sanshou Association Receive $10,000

Bermuda Sanshou Association Receive $10,000

The Minister of National Security Jeffrey Baron recently presented a cheque worth $10,000 to the Bermuda Sanshou Association as part of the Cash Back for Communities programme. A spokesperson said, “Cash Back is made possible through the Confiscated Assets or proceeds of crime initiative, where seized funds are given back to worthy organisations... Read more of this article

Lightning Strikes Causes Damage At Airport

Lightning Strikes Causes Damage At Airport

The Air Traffic Control Tower and the Long Range Radar at the airport suffered damage from lightning strikes during the thunderstorm yesterday, the government confirmed today. A spokesperson said, “During the severe thunderstorm activity yesterday [August 24, 2016], the Air Traffic Control Tower and the Long Range Radar at the L.F. Wade International... Read more of this article

Eight Interns Successfully Complete Programme

Eight Interns Successfully Complete Programme

Eight technology interns have successfully completed the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] 2016 Summer Internship Programme. During the 12-week programme, Luis Correia, Michelle Butterfield, Kyle Swan, Zine’ Franklin, Taiva Paynter, Steve Lawrence, Victoria Santos and Brandon Franke acquired experience in the information and communications technology... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Student Continues Work With Air Care

Video: Student Continues Work With Air Care

Summer student Stephon Paynter is seeing parts of the Island he’s never seen before as his work with Air Care takes him from St. George’s to Dockyard. Air Care, one of the Island’s leading air conditioning and mechanical services companies, partnered with Impact Mentoring Academy to provide vocational training this summer for one of its students.... Read more of this article

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

A recently published video is showcasing the work that the Living Reefs Foundation is doing with the help of 11th Hour Racing to help protect Bermuda’s coral reefs. The Foundation’s website says, “Living Reefs, a Bermuda Registered Charity, was formed in 2014 to help implement some of the measures needed to keep Bermuda’s reefs... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 26 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 26 ZBM Evening News

“Opposition backs Government over need for Bermudian Education Commissioner, top US doctor warns Bermuda’s women of dangers of Zika and pregnancy, and Government quarterly revenue up, but spending also higher,” are some of the stories ZBM said are set to be covered in their newscast this evening.With an aim to expand the way they deliver... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Cycling Results: BBA Presidents Cup Race

Cycling Results: BBA Presidents Cup Race

The Bermuda Bicycle Association’s longest road race of the year, the 65 mile Presidents Cup, was today [August 28] won for the third time by Dominique Mayho in yet another dominating performance. “Mayho, who has just returned to the island following the second part of his four months in Belgium racing for Jonge Rikkers Vollezelle, dictated... Read more of this article

St. David’s Retains 2016 Eastern County Cup

St. David’s Retains 2016 Eastern County Cup

St. David’s County Cricket Club have held onto the Eastern County Cup after playing in the third round of the 2016 Eastern County Cup Classic held on Saturday [August 27] at the Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club. The east enders held on to a draw when they faced challengers Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club. Bailey’s Bay 184 St. David’s Cricket... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Endeavour Holds A ‘Sailorbration’

America’s Cup Endeavour Holds A ‘Sailorbration’

AC Endeavour, the America’s Cup youth sailing program, held a special “Sailorbration” event on Saturday [August 27] in Bermuda with the first season of AC Endeavour students graduating from the program. The celebration on Saturday provided the ‘AC Endeavour Graduates’ a chance to share with their families what they’ve learned and show the... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Video: Student Continues Work With Air Care

Video: Student Continues Work With Air Care

Summer student Stephon Paynter is seeing parts of the Island he’s never seen before as his work with Air Care takes him from St. George’s to Dockyard. Air Care, one of the Island’s leading air conditioning and mechanical services companies, partnered with Impact Mentoring Academy to provide vocational training this summer for one of its students.... Read more of this article

BNT Appoints Bill Zuill As New Executive Director

BNT Appoints Bill Zuill As New Executive Director

The Bermuda National Trust has appointed Bill Zuill as its new Executive Director. Mr Zuill succeeds Jennifer Gray, who stepped down in July after nine years in the post to pursue other interests. BNT President Lt Col William White said Mr Zuill had been appointed after an extensive search which attracted a number of very strong applicants. Lt Col White... Read more of this article

Everest Re Group Closes $49M Heartland Sale

Everest Re Group Closes $49M Heartland Sale

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, Ltd. has finalized the sale of its U.S. crop managing general agent, Heartland Crop Insurance, Inc., to CGB Diversified Services, Inc. for $49 million. In conjunction with the sale, Everest has entered into a strategic long term reinsurance relationship with CGB DS, to provide quota share reinsurance capacity on the... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

TROIKA To Hold Encore Musical Performances

TROIKA To Hold Encore Musical Performances

Due to the high demand for tickets to TROIKA Bermuda’s sold out performance of their “Work In Progress #6” musical production of “The Color Purple”, TROIKA is having two more encore performances at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts. A spokesperson said, “TROIKA is having two more encore performance due to popular... Read more of this article

Uncorked Summer Event To Support Chewstick

Uncorked Summer Event To Support Chewstick

The ‘Uncorked’ summer edition is set to be held on September 15 at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, with Chewstick to be supported by funds raised by the event. A spokesperson said, “Get ready for the most unique wine tasting these pink shores have ever seen. All the stops are being pulled to create an amazing and fun event... Read more of this article

‘Genius’ Film To Screen For A Second Time

‘Genius’ Film To Screen For A Second Time

A feature film with an all-star cast that includes Colin Firth and Jude Law is to screen for a second time in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Genius, which also stars Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce and Dominic West, will screen on Sunday August 28 at 3pm. Trailer for GeniusThe film is a stirring... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

BNT Appoints Bill Zuill As New Executive Director

BNT Appoints Bill Zuill As New Executive Director

The Bermuda National Trust has appointed Bill Zuill as its new Executive Director. Mr Zuill succeeds Jennifer Gray, who stepped down in July after nine years in the post to pursue other interests. BNT President Lt Col William White said Mr Zuill had been appointed after an extensive search which attracted a number of very strong applicants. Lt Col White... Read more of this article

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

A recently published video is showcasing the work that the Living Reefs Foundation is doing with the help of 11th Hour Racing to help protect Bermuda’s coral reefs. The Foundation’s website says, “Living Reefs, a Bermuda Registered Charity, was formed in 2014 to help implement some of the measures needed to keep Bermuda’s reefs... Read more of this article

BECL Set To Close Early At 1.00pm Tomorrow

BECL Set To Close Early At 1.00pm Tomorrow

Bermuda Emissions Control Limited [BECL] will close at 1.00pm tomorrow [Aug 26], opening for business again on Monday, August 29. A Government spokesperson said, “Mr. Donal Smith, the Managing Director of the Bermuda Emissions Control Limited [BECL] wishes to inform the public that BECL will close at 1.00pm on Friday, August 26, 2016. “They... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: 50-Year-Old Denies Wounding Charge

Court: 50-Year-Old Denies Wounding Charge

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 50-year-old man denied wounding another man. Keith Bean pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding another man in August this year. The incident is alleged to have occurred in Sandys Parish. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set Mention for September, granted bail at $3,000, and ordered that Mr Bean must have no contact with... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Threatening Another Man

Court: Man Denies Threatening Another Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 41-year-old man denied threatening and assaulting another man. Blair Showers denied that in July this year, he had uttered threatening words to another man. Showers also denied that on the same day he had unlawfully assaulted the man. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set Mention for September at which time a trial date will... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 44-year-old man denied caused grievous bodily harm to another person by driving without due care and attention. Cornell Lindo pleaded not guilty to the charge that in February 2016, on North Shore Road, he had caused grievous bodily harm to another person by driving without due care and attention. Magistrate Khamisi... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

RA: BTC Have Withdrawn ‘Fair Usage’ Policy

RA: BTC Have Withdrawn ‘Fair Usage’ Policy

The Regulatory Authority said they investigated BTC’s Fair Usage Policy relating to its internet services, and informed BTC that it “was in breach of various license conditions, regulations and determinations,” and BTC have withdrawn the policy. The statement said, “The Regulatory Authority [RA] has reviewed and investigated Bermuda Telephone... Read more of this article

Eight Interns Successfully Complete Programme

Eight Interns Successfully Complete Programme

Eight technology interns have successfully completed the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] 2016 Summer Internship Programme. During the 12-week programme, Luis Correia, Michelle Butterfield, Kyle Swan, Zine’ Franklin, Taiva Paynter, Steve Lawrence, Victoria Santos and Brandon Franke acquired experience in the information and communications technology [ICT] industry through... Read more of this article

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

U.S. Customs & Border Protection [CBP] and Bermuda officials announced the addition of Global Entry kiosks to Bermuda pre-clearance at L.F. Wade International Airport, which will allow Global Entry members to bypass the CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. “CBP is pleased to expand the Global Entry program... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police Confirm Death Of 38-Year-Old Dion Fox

Police Confirm Death Of 38-Year-Old Dion Fox

Police have confirmed the death of Dion Anthony Fox of Clarke’s Hill in St. David’s who died as a result of a road traffic collision that took place in the Dominican Republic. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Bermuda Police Service can confirm the death of 38 year old Dion Anthony Fox of Clarke’s Hill St. David’s... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 44-year-old man denied caused grievous bodily harm to another person by driving without due care and attention. Cornell Lindo pleaded not guilty to the charge that in February 2016, on North Shore Road, he had caused grievous bodily harm to another person by driving without due care and attention. Magistrate Khamisi... Read more of this article

Woman Injured In Car On Great Bay Road

Woman Injured In Car On Great Bay Road

Emergency services responded to Great Bay Road in St. David’s just before 7.00pm tonight [August 24] where a woman appears to have been injured while travelling in a car along that road. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and hospital staff tended to the woman before she was transported by ambulance to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment... Read more of this article


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