Horseshoe Bay Work Project Is 21% Complete

Horseshoe Bay Work Project Is 21% Complete

The work taking place at Horseshoe Bay is 21% complete as of February 15th, Public Works Minister Craig Cannonier said, with the Minister replying to Parliamentary Questions from Shadow Minister of Public Works Dennis Lister The work at Horseshoe Bay Beach is scheduled to include the construction of a new timber pedestrian boardwalk; the repositioning... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw the Girl Guides Thinking Day Service and Parade, Bermuda’s U/20 football team play to a 1-1 draw against Trinidad & Tobago, a car driver arrested after crashing into a tree, the annual P.A.L.S. Charity Walk, the launch of Giovanna Watson‘s book “Dear Cancer, Let Me Introduce Myself”, the Coldwell Banker Home Show,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Guides ‘Thinking Day’ Service

Photos & Video: Guides ‘Thinking Day’ Service

[Updated with photos] The Girl Guides Thinking Day Service and Parade was held this afternoon [Feb 19] at the Anglican Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on Church Street, with the Brownies, Guides and other participants, marching from City Hall to take part in the day’s event, with the Somerset Brigade Band leading the way. The 1 hour 17 minute live... Read more of this article

Attempted Jump Start, Truck Over Embankment

Attempted Jump Start, Truck Over Embankment

A 41-year-old Hamilton parish man was “attempting to jump start a truck when it rolled down a driveway and crashed over an embankment” in the Hamilton parish area, the police have confirmed today.A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:30pm on Friday, February 17th police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel responded to... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda & Trinidad Play To 1-1 Draw

Videos: Bermuda & Trinidad Play To 1-1 Draw

[Updated] Bermuda’s U/20 football team began taking part in the CONCACAF U20 Championships in Costa Rica today [Feb 19], with the island’s U20 Gombey Warriors playing to a 1 – 1 draw against Trinidad & Tobago. The official line-up for both teams is below, click to enlargeTrinidad took the lead in the first half with Kathon St Hillaire... Read more of this article

Two People Arrested After Cycle, Car Collisions

Two People Arrested After Cycle, Car Collisions

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after crashing a car into a tree in St George’s, while a 32-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after crashing her cycle into a wall in Devonshire. Car Driver Crashes Into Tree In St. George’s A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:30am on Saturday,... Read more of this article

Photos, Video: 29th Annual P.A.L.S. Charity Walk

Photos, Video: 29th Annual P.A.L.S. Charity Walk

[Updated with video] The 29th annual P.A.L.S. Cancer Care Sponsored Walk took place this morning [Feb 19] with people able walk three, five or 10 kilometre routes, starting from the organisation’s offices on Point Finger Road in Paget, with the walk serving to help raise funds for cancer care in Bermuda. P.A.L.S. mission is to “provide cancer... Read more of this article


Video: Sunday Feb 19th: “Good News” Spotlight

Video: Sunday Feb 19th: “Good News” Spotlight

News that the Bermuda Security Group donated $34,000 to Coach Andrew Bascome’s football programme at Victor Scott School, Bermuda remains the world leader in the captive insurance industry, the America’s Cup countdown clock was unveiled, Ilkeston FC appointed Bermudian Shaun Goater as their manager, and the island’s Carifta swimming team... Read more of this article

Photos, Video: Giovanna Watson’s Book Launch

Photos, Video: Giovanna Watson’s Book Launch

[Updated with video] Local author Giovanna Watson‘s book “Dear Cancer, Let Me Introduce Myself” was successfully launched this evening [Feb 18] at City Hall. Ms Watson was diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2014; two surgeries, eight chemo treatments, 26 radiation treatments, over 500 pills, and multiple memories later, she wrote the... Read more of this article

Photos: 2017 Coldwell Banker Home Show

Photos: 2017 Coldwell Banker Home Show

Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty is hosting its 14th annual Coldwell Banker Home Show at CedarBridge Academy this weekend with the event wrapping up at 4.00pm today [Feb 18]. Businesses and community service groups have joined to display their products and services. Visitors can expect to play games to win prizes or discounts, door prizes, food, and much... Read more of this article

Minister: Meetings With NASA & Satellite Industry

Minister: Meetings With NASA & Satellite Industry

Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons provided an overview on meetings he attended in Washington DC, where he discussed a number of topics including the relationship between NASA and Bermuda, the Cybersecurity framework, satellite networks and more. The Minister said, “While in Washington, I also... Read more of this article

Court Rules In Favour Of Retired BELCO Workers

Court Rules In Favour Of Retired BELCO Workers

Over 100 retired BELCO employees brought legal action over a change to their health insurance policies, with the Court ruling that none of the other options offered by BELCO would satisfy the Promise the company had made to them, adding that the Plaintiffs seek an order that BELCO shall continue to honour the terms of the Promise and “they shall... Read more of this article

Car Driver Crashes Into Tree In St George’s

Car Driver Crashes Into Tree In St George’s

Emergency services responded to a collision in St George’s at approximately 1.30am this morning [Feb 18] involving a car crashing into a tree. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel tended to the injured driver before he was transported by ambulance to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police remained on the scene until a tow truck... Read more of this article

Audio: MPs Discuss Govt Lawsuit Against Lahey

Audio: MPs Discuss Govt Lawsuit Against Lahey

[Updated] Parliamentarians discussed the lawsuit the Bermuda Government filed against Lahey in the House of Assembly today, with the Opposition asking about the U.S. – Bermuda Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, with Attorney General Trevor Moniz saying there has not been a “treaty violation in connection with the Lahey legal proceedings or... Read more of this article

Truck Crashes Overboard In Hamilton Parish

Truck Crashes Overboard In Hamilton Parish

[Updated] Emergency services responded to the Hamilton parish area this afternoon [Feb 17] following a collision which resulted in the truck going overboard. The truck crashed through bushes, over the edge and landed in the water quite a distance below. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 4.26pm: Emergency services... Read more of this article

William Francis To Retire From Government

William Francis To Retire From Government

The Cabinet Office this afternoon announced the retirement of Mr. William G. Francis, saying that his last day with the Bermuda Government will be today [Fri 17]. “Mr. Francis started his public service career in the Telecommunications department, becoming the Director in 2003,” the Government said. “His positions within government... Read more of this article

Video: 10 Most Series Features ‘Power Girl’

Video: 10 Most Series Features ‘Power Girl’

The “10 Most Fascinating People of Bermuda 2016″ series concludes today with the tenth video release featuring Patrina ‘Power Girl’ O’Connor-Paynter. Host Lisa Pickering introduces Power Girl by saying, “Whatever you know her by, you know her by her big voice and her big love for her community. “In 2016, Patrina ‘Power... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Guides ‘Thinking Day’ Service

Photos & Video: Guides ‘Thinking Day’ Service

[Updated with photos] The Girl Guides Thinking Day Service and Parade was held this afternoon [Feb 19] at the Anglican Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on Church Street, with the Brownies, Guides and other participants, marching from City Hall to take part in the day’s event, with the Somerset Brigade Band leading the way. The 1 hour 17 minute live... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda & Trinidad Play To 1-1 Draw

Videos: Bermuda & Trinidad Play To 1-1 Draw

[Updated] Bermuda’s U/20 football team began taking part in the CONCACAF U20 Championships in Costa Rica today [Feb 19], with the island’s U20 Gombey Warriors playing to a 1 – 1 draw against Trinidad & Tobago. The official line-up for both teams is below, click to enlargeTrinidad took the lead in the first half with Kathon St Hillaire... Read more of this article

Photos, Video: 29th Annual P.A.L.S. Charity Walk

Photos, Video: 29th Annual P.A.L.S. Charity Walk

[Updated with video] The 29th annual P.A.L.S. Cancer Care Sponsored Walk took place this morning [Feb 19] with people able walk three, five or 10 kilometre routes, starting from the organisation’s offices on Point Finger Road in Paget, with the walk serving to help raise funds for cancer care in Bermuda. P.A.L.S. mission is to “provide cancer... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Smith Sets New Bermuda Long Jump Record

Smith Sets New Bermuda Long Jump Record

Bermuda’s Tyrone Smith competed in the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, England, shattering the Bermuda Indoor National Long Jump Record in the process. The three time Olympian broke the Bermuda Indoor National Long Jump Record with his leap of 7.83m. Smith finished second behind Godfrey Khotso Mokoena from South Africa who finished with... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda & Trinidad Play To 1-1 Draw

Videos: Bermuda & Trinidad Play To 1-1 Draw

[Updated] Bermuda’s U/20 football team began taking part in the CONCACAF U20 Championships in Costa Rica today [Feb 19], with the island’s U20 Gombey Warriors playing to a 1 – 1 draw against Trinidad & Tobago. The official line-up for both teams is below, click to enlargeTrinidad took the lead in the first half with Kathon St Hillaire... Read more of this article

Bermuda v Trinidad & Tobago Football Preview

Bermuda v Trinidad & Tobago Football Preview

[Updated: Live online video available on tdmascr.com] Bermuda is set to take on Trinidad & Tobago today [Feb 19], with the island’s U20 Gombey Warriors taking part in the CONCACAF U20 Championships in Costa Rica.Bermuda Coach Kyle Lightbourne previously said, “This is an opportunity to put Bermudian football more on the map. I have... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Fitch Ratings: Solvency II Will Increase Demand

Fitch Ratings: Solvency II Will Increase Demand

Reinsurers’ trading updates following the crucial January renewals period reinforce their view that Solvency II [S2] will increase demand for reinsurance products as European insurers attempt to strengthen their capital position through risk transfers, Fitch Ratings said. “The main beneficiaries are likely to be the financially strongest... Read more of this article

A.M. Best On Shifting Tides In Global Regulation

A.M. Best On Shifting Tides In Global Regulation

Regulatory risk is growing for reinsurance companies, which could represent a mix of favorable and unfavorable changes for offshore domiciles should U.S. tax reforms be adopted, according to a new A.M. Best briefing. The Best’s Briefing — titled “Shifting Tides in Global Regulation Present Challenges and Opportunities” — states... Read more of this article

Qatar Re Announces Changes To Leadership

Qatar Re Announces Changes To Leadership

Qatar Re announced the promotions of Luke Roden and Michael van der Straaten to Chief Underwriting Officer [CUO] positions. Previously they were Deputy CUOs to Alastair Speare-Cole, who resigned earlier this month. Gunther Saacke, CEO, said: “We thank Alastair for his relentless efforts during his stint at Qatar Re. Generational change in our company... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Kate Mansi: “Bermuda, I Think I Love You”

Kate Mansi: “Bermuda, I Think I Love You”

Actress Kate Mansi — who portrayed Abigail Deveraux on the long running daytime soap opera Days Of Our Lives – posted a photo of herself enjoying a horseback ride on a Bermuda beach, saying that she has loved riding since she was a little girl, but has never done so on a beach, much less a pink one, adding “Bermuda, I think I love you.”The... Read more of this article

Berkeley Alumni To Host ‘Green And Gold Ball’

Berkeley Alumni To Host ‘Green And Gold Ball’

The Berkeley Institute Alumni will host the Annual Green and Gold Ball on Saturday, April 8th at Hamilton Princess and Beach Club with cocktails to be served at 7.00pm and the dinner at 8.00pm. A spokesperson said, “We are inviting all Berkeleyites to attend this scholarship fundraiser ball in aid of the Class of 2017. “Get your dancing shoes ready... Read more of this article

Earth Hour 2017 Set To Be Held On March 25th

Earth Hour 2017 Set To Be Held On March 25th

Greenrock is inviting Bermuda to celebrate Earth Hour this year on Saturday, March 25th, to highlight the global challenges of environmental sustainability. “You can participate by simply turning off all non-essential lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 25th,” the environmental organisation said. “This action will partner... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Earth Hour 2017 Set To Be Held On March 25th

Earth Hour 2017 Set To Be Held On March 25th

Greenrock is inviting Bermuda to celebrate Earth Hour this year on Saturday, March 25th, to highlight the global challenges of environmental sustainability. “You can participate by simply turning off all non-essential lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 25th,” the environmental organisation said. “This action will partner... Read more of this article

Ministry: ‘Illegal Dumping Of Raw Sewage’

Ministry: ‘Illegal Dumping Of Raw Sewage’

An “unscrupulous offender is regularly dumping large volumes of raw sewage in a public green space at the eastern end of the island” and “raw sewage may have been dumped overboard at a public dock,” the Ministry of Public Works said, prompting them to remind the public that the pollution of land is considered an offence. Saying... Read more of this article

This Year’s Ag Show To Be Held April 20, 21 & 22

This Year’s Ag Show To Be Held April 20, 21 & 22

This year’s Ag Show is set to take place at the Botanical Gardens on Thursday April 20th, Friday April 21st and Saturday April 22nd; with advance tickets for the event to go on sale this week. “The Executive of the Ag Show Bermuda Ltd have been very busy since the end of last year’s very successful Ag Show planning for this year’s... Read more of this article

CRIME

Two People Arrested After Cycle, Car Collisions

Two People Arrested After Cycle, Car Collisions

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after crashing a car into a tree in St George’s, while a 32-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after crashing her cycle into a wall in Devonshire. Car Driver Crashes Into Tree In St. George’s A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:30am on Saturday,... Read more of this article

BPS Appeal: Information On Message Circulating

BPS Appeal: Information On Message Circulating

The police said they are aware of an “anonymous message apparently being circulated” ‎suggesting that a “man driving a black taxi or minibus allegedly attempted to lure a boy with candy” in the Sandys area, and said that currently no reports have been received to substantiate it, however anyone who may have any relevant information... Read more of this article

Court: 30-Year-Old Man Denies Sex Offences

Court: 30-Year-Old Man Denies Sex Offences

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Feb 16], a 30-year-old man denied six charges of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl over the age of 14 and under the age of 16. The defendant also denied one charge of sexually assault, with the acts alleged to have taken place  between January 2016 and March 2016. Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe granted... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

TechTalk Panel To Discuss FinTech On Feb 23

TechTalk Panel To Discuss FinTech On Feb 23

The Department of E-Commerce will be holding a TechTalk panel discussion on ‘FinTech’ on February 23. The panel will consist of Katya Gorbunova, Senior Manager, IT Risk Advisory Services – EY Bermuda; Nick Cardinez, Chief Financial Officer – Hannover Re [Bermuda] Ltd.; Stafford Lowe, Managing Director – R3; and Stuart Lacey, Founder and CEO – Trunomi. The event... Read more of this article

Govt Policy Review On Free-To-Air Broadcasting

Govt Policy Review On Free-To-Air Broadcasting

Developments over the past decade have affected how consumers access news, information and entertainment, and light of these changes, a review of the Government’s existing policies and legislation relating to free-to-air broadcasting will take place, Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons said in the House of Assembly.Minister Gibbons said, “Developments... Read more of this article

Minister: Meetings With NASA & Satellite Industry

Minister: Meetings With NASA & Satellite Industry

Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons provided an overview on meetings he attended in Washington DC, where he discussed a number of topics including the relationship between NASA and Bermuda, the Cybersecurity framework, satellite networks and more. The Minister said, “While in Washington, I also took the opportunity... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Man Extricated After Collision On Harbour Road

Man Extricated After Collision On Harbour Road

A 56-year-old Warwick man was temporarily trapped inside a truck after a collision in Paget, however was extricated a short time later unharmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:50pm on Friday, February 17th police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel attended a reported single vehicle truck crash on Harbour Road in Paget, near... Read more of this article

Attempted Jump Start, Truck Over Embankment

Attempted Jump Start, Truck Over Embankment

A 41-year-old Hamilton parish man was “attempting to jump start a truck when it rolled down a driveway and crashed over an embankment” in the Hamilton parish area, the police have confirmed today.A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:30pm on Friday, February 17th police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel responded to... Read more of this article

Two People Arrested After Cycle, Car Collisions

Two People Arrested After Cycle, Car Collisions

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after crashing a car into a tree in St George’s, while a 32-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after crashing her cycle into a wall in Devonshire. Car Driver Crashes Into Tree In St. George’s A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:30am on Saturday,... Read more of this article