2014 Black Friday Sales, Store Opening Hours

2014 Black Friday Sales, Store Opening Hours

[Updating] A slew of the island’s retailers are gearing up to offer deeply discounted rates for Black Friday, an American shopping tradition which has gained popularity in Bermuda in recent years. We will update this article throughout the day with additional information, and if you would like your store listed, please email your opening hours and/or... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul: Thanksgiving Concept Has Evolved

U.S. Consul: Thanksgiving Concept Has Evolved

[Opinion column written by U.S. Consul General Robert Settje] It is Thanksgiving week, and I am sitting here in Casco Viejo, the old quarter of Panama City, on one of my rare trips off-island, musing about my parents and grandparents and the Great Depression. To explain … Depending on which version of history you believe, we are about to celebrate... Read more of this article

Situation At Warwick School, No Serious Injuries

Situation At Warwick School, No Serious Injuries

[Updated with statements + photos] The police said there was an explosion this morning [Nov 26] at the Warwick Academy science department, with one student receiving minor injuries. A police spokesperson said, “At 10:30am police and other first responders received a report of explosion at the Science Department of Warwick Academy School. As... Read more of this article

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

Lydia — a 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark — recently passed in the vicinity of Bermuda, according to a tracking system run by the non-profit organization ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia, who has passed by Bermuda’s waters before, traveled from the east coast of the USA, making her way to the general outskirts of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

PLP Calls For Delay Of New Work Permit Policy

PLP Calls For Delay Of New Work Permit Policy

[Updated] Shadow Minister for Immigration, Walton Brown, is today calling on Minister Michael Fahy to delay the December 1 start date for the new work permit policy. Mr. Brown said, “We are making this call so that a number of issues can be addressed to ensure Bermudians have genuine opportunities for jobs. In its current state, this new policy will... Read more of this article

Video: Police Offer Holiday Shopping, Safety Tips

Video: Police Offer Holiday Shopping, Safety Tips

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service held a press conference today [Nov 26] to provide safety and shopping tips for the upcoming holiday season and Black Friday sales. Acting Superintendent Calvin Smith said, “Today we are here to bring your attention to holiday shopping safety tips. As of tomorrow, Thursday November 27th, the Thanksgiving holiday... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Feature On “House Hunters” Show

Bermuda To Feature On “House Hunters” Show

Bermuda will be featured on the House Hunters International television show airing this week, following the real estate ventures of two Canadians who moved to the island. House Hunters International, a spin-off from House Hunters, airs on HGTV, which shows on CableVision channel 46 and WOW channel 207.The official episode description said, “Canadians... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy Compliments GEW Organizers

Minister Fahy Compliments GEW Organizers

The Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy today [Nov 26] congratulated the organizers of Global Entrepreneurship Week [GEW] for all of their efforts in pulling together, what he called, “an island-wide celebration of Bermuda’s intrinsic entrepreneurial spirit.” Minister Fahy said: “I would like to congratulate the BEDC team and the Department... Read more of this article

BHeC: Are Upfront Healthcare Charges Allowed?

BHeC: Are Upfront Healthcare Charges Allowed?

The Bermuda Health Council [BHeC] and Bernews have teamed-up to answer your questions about the island’s health care system, and this month BHeC answers questions about whether a healthcare provider can charge upfront. Visit www.bhec.bm to submit your queries and look for your response on the last Wednesday of every month on Bernews.Question: I... Read more of this article

Ainslie: British Team Prefers Bermuda For Cup

Ainslie: British Team Prefers Bermuda For Cup

Olympic medalist Sir Ben Ainslie said the British team would prefer that Bermuda host the 2017 America’s Cup given its “connections with the UK,” according to multiple international media reports. The Olympic sailor is no stranger to Bermuda, having sailed here many times before, as well as participated in sailing clinics with youth... Read more of this article

Wayne Caines Speaks At Mike Brown Rally In US

Wayne Caines Speaks At Mike Brown Rally In US

Bermudian Wayne Caines addressed a Mike Brown rally in Atlanta last night [Nov 26], telling the crowd it was a “global movement,” and calling on young people to do their part to help change the world. In August 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb... Read more of this article

Family Centre: “Seek To Understand Your Child”

Family Centre: “Seek To Understand Your Child”

[Written by written by Dr. Sandy DeSilva and Pete Saunders] This week, in Family Centre’s “Change Starts With Me” campaign, we are discussing the need for parents to consider what they can change about how they parent every day, through seeking to understand their children. The below questions facilitate giving and receiving acknowledgement,... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: Police Offer Holiday Shopping, Safety Tips

Video: Police Offer Holiday Shopping, Safety Tips

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service held a press conference today [Nov 26] to provide safety and shopping tips for the upcoming holiday season and Black Friday sales. Acting Superintendent Calvin Smith said, “Today we are here to bring your attention to holiday shopping safety tips. As of tomorrow, Thursday November 27th, the Thanksgiving holiday... Read more of this article

Video: “What I Love About Bermuda” Part II

Video: “What I Love About Bermuda” Part II

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released the second in a three-part in a series of vignettes capturing what “locals and visitors love about this little island in the Atlantic.” A Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] spokesperson previously said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority is launching a fresh marketing strategy. The new approach focuses... Read more of this article

Video: Dr. Neil Burnie Tribute Music Concert

Video: Dr. Neil Burnie Tribute Music Concert

A host of local entertainers took to the stage on Saturday evening [Nov 22] in order to honour the life of the late Dr. Neil Burnie, with the concert taking place at Pier 6 and proceeds from the event going to the Neil Burnie Foundation.The well-known veterinarian died following a marine accident on November 11, and was buried at sea last week Sunday.... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Women’s Futsal League Kicks Off In January

Women’s Futsal League Kicks Off In January

The Bermuda Futsal Federation announced that the 2015 Women’s Futsal League will start in January, 2015. Games will start at 5 pm [venue to be confirmed] and clubs, youth organizations or other interested persons are invited to register teams. This represents the fourth year that the women’s league has been held and registration forms may be collected... Read more of this article

Commercial Bowling League Results

Commercial Bowling League Results

The Commercial League Bowling season continued at the Warwick Lanes, with the Alley Pals defeating the Super Stars 4 – 0, the Spinners defeated B.T.C. 3 – 1. Sweet Life defeated Live Wires 3 – 1, while Team Unsponsored defeated the Braves 3 – 1. The Sunset defeated Gard Do It Best 3 – 1 and the game between Double Trouble and the BPS Blue... Read more of this article

Lloyd Fray Re-Elected: Cricket Board President

Lloyd Fray Re-Elected: Cricket Board President

The Bermuda Cricket Board confirmed the results and decisions of their AGM held at Charities House this evening [Nov 26], saying that Lloyd Fray was re-elected as President, while Gershon Gibbons was elected as Treasurer. They will hold office until the AGM of 2017. In addition, the following Club Representatives will hold office until the AGM of 2015:... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

2014 Black Friday Sales, Store Opening Hours

2014 Black Friday Sales, Store Opening Hours

[Updating] A slew of the island’s retailers are gearing up to offer deeply discounted rates for Black Friday, an American shopping tradition which has gained popularity in Bermuda in recent years. We will update this article throughout the day with additional information, and if you would like your store listed, please email your opening hours and/or... Read more of this article

Offering A Hand-Up This Christmas Season

Offering A Hand-Up This Christmas Season

[Written by Kristen Taylor] An individual’s understanding of what Christmas means varies from person to person but one general theme remains the same: the joy of giving at Christmas time. Every Christmas movie ends with it, every store promotes it, and every Christmas song entrances you with this notion. Parent’s look forward to seeing their children’s... Read more of this article

First Atlantic Commerce, Travolutionary Affiliate

First Atlantic Commerce, Travolutionary Affiliate

Bermuda-based First Atlantic Commerce [FAC], a global online payment solutions provider, and Travolutionary, a comparison and booking platform for the travel industry, announced their affiliation and technical integration. The company said, “FAC is a Bermuda-based, feature-rich payment gateway that was established in 1998 to deliver customized... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermuda Arts Centre Opening This Sunday

Bermuda Arts Centre Opening This Sunday

The Bermuda Arts Centre will be hosting their “Small Works” show, set to open this Sunday [Nov 30] at 5.30pm. A spokesperson said, “This is our ‘fun’ opening. Typically bringing in the Christmas Art season, the Arts Centre’s annual “Small Works” show offers a variety of local art created in a small way.... Read more of this article

Holiday Trunk Show With Designer Oneka Benn

Holiday Trunk Show With Designer Oneka Benn

The Island Shop will be hosting holiday trunk show with Oneka Benn Schwartz, a luxury home furnishings designer, featuring a limited edition collection of bespoke pillows, table linens, bed linens, lampshades and other home furnishings. The Trunk Show will be held on Dec. 10th, 11th and 12th at The Island Shop on Queen Street in Hamilton. “As a designer... Read more of this article

Yo-Yo Ma Concert Tickets Sell Out In 90 Minutes

Yo-Yo Ma Concert Tickets Sell Out In 90 Minutes

Due to overwhelming demand tickets for the Yo-Yo Ma Founders’ Recital are no longer available, with tickets going on sale at 10.00am this morning [Nov 25], and selling out in some 90 minutes. Festival Chairman Ian Davidson remarked: “Having a world renowned musician like Yo-Yo Ma accept our invitation to perform in the Ruby anniversary of the Bermuda... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

Lydia — a 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark — recently passed in the vicinity of Bermuda, according to a tracking system run by the non-profit organization ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia, who has passed by Bermuda’s waters before, traveled from the east coast of the USA, making her way to the general outskirts of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

PLP: Residents Solution To Coastal Erosion

PLP: Residents Solution To Coastal Erosion

“Local boat owners and area residents have presented a solution for a coastal erosion problem they see escalating as result of recent storms,” Shadow Minister of Environment Glenn Blakeney and Kim Swan said in a joint statement. “As the dust settles and the island returns to normal – the assessment of the hurricane damage shifts... Read more of this article

Bermuda Engineering Release Bermuda Solar Kit

Bermuda Engineering Release Bermuda Solar Kit

Bermuda Engineering has today announced the release of the Bermuda Solar Kit, which offers the prospect of bringing affordable clean energy to homes across the island. The company said, “Each kit will generate up to 1,600 kilowatt hours a year and depending on the orientation of the solar panels will provide annual savings between $450 and $760... Read more of this article

CRIME

Video: Police Offer Holiday Shopping, Safety Tips

Video: Police Offer Holiday Shopping, Safety Tips

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service held a press conference today [Nov 26] to provide safety and shopping tips for the upcoming holiday season and Black Friday sales. Acting Superintendent Calvin Smith said, “Today we are here to bring your attention to holiday shopping safety tips. As of tomorrow, Thursday November 27th, the Thanksgiving holiday... Read more of this article

Armed Robbery At Mr Chicken In Heron Bay

Armed Robbery At Mr Chicken In Heron Bay

[Updated with video] Police are on scene this evening [Nov 25], after an armed robbery at Mr Chicken at the Heron Bay Plaza. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Police responded to a report of an armed robbery that took place at Mr Chicken in the Heron Bay Plaza at 9.50pm on Tuesday evening. “It appears that a lone male entered the... Read more of this article

Police: Fraudulent ‘Computer Assistance’ Calls

Police: Fraudulent ‘Computer Assistance’ Calls

The Bermuda Police Service is reminding members of the public to “remain vigilant” regarding scam phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence. A police spokesperson said, “Once again the Bermuda Police Service would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

First Atlantic Commerce, Travolutionary Affiliate

First Atlantic Commerce, Travolutionary Affiliate

Bermuda-based First Atlantic Commerce [FAC], a global online payment solutions provider, and Travolutionary, a comparison and booking platform for the travel industry, announced their affiliation and technical integration. The company said, “FAC is a Bermuda-based, feature-rich payment gateway that was established in 1998 to deliver customized and flexible online... Read more of this article

Police: Fraudulent ‘Computer Assistance’ Calls

Police: Fraudulent ‘Computer Assistance’ Calls

The Bermuda Police Service is reminding members of the public to “remain vigilant” regarding scam phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence. A police spokesperson said, “Once again the Bermuda Police Service would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that... Read more of this article

Keidric Smith To Launch Online Shopping Site

Keidric Smith To Launch Online Shopping Site

Keidric Smith is set to launch a new website on December 1st, offering locals the chance to ‘buy Bermuda’ from the comfort of their homes, with the new website set to allow shoppers to easily access multiple products from multiple local businesses all in one place. Mr. Smith said, “We all have heard of the Buy Bermuda campaigns but how many of us actually... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Situation At Warwick School, No Serious Injuries

Situation At Warwick School, No Serious Injuries

[Updated with statements + photos] The police said there was an explosion this morning [Nov 26] at the Warwick Academy science department, with one student receiving minor injuries. A police spokesperson said, “At 10:30am police and other first responders received a report of explosion at the Science Department of Warwick Academy School. As... Read more of this article

82 Year Old Man Injured In Cycle Collision

82 Year Old Man Injured In Cycle Collision

An 82 year old man was injured in a cycle collision yesterday [Nov 25] in Hamilton, receiving minor injuries in the Church Street collision. A police spokeperson said, “Around 12:30pm on Tuesday, November 25th first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle collision on Church Street in the City of Hamilton, near the junction with... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To Fire In Riddell’s Bay Area

BFRS Respond To Fire In Riddell’s Bay Area

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service is presently working to extinguish a fire in the Riddell’s Bay, Warwick area this evening [Nov 24], with multiple fire trucks and firefighters on scene. As of this writing [10.10pm], the bulk of the fire appears to have been put out, and firefighters continue to wet down the area. Details are limited... Read more of this article