Video: Gold Cup Football Press Conference

Video: Gold Cup Football Press Conference

[Written by Don Burgess] In less than 24 hours Bermuda’s crucial first-ever Gold Cup game will be history. The squad has put in much preparation for this day, and they are ready. This from head coach Kyle Lightbourne who told the assembled media at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica that the team has prepared as much as it could have for this match. “The... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Bermuda Carnival Raft Up Event

Photos & Video: Bermuda Carnival Raft Up Event

The Bermuda Carnival weekend kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event at City Hall Car Park last night [June 14] and continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay today [June 15]. We will have a photo gallery later on and in the meantime the 90 minute live video replay is below.If you are wondering, no our video is not distorted, the water was... Read more of this article

Premier: This Is A Tremendous Accomplishment

Premier: This Is A Tremendous Accomplishment

On behalf of the Government, Premier David Burt extended encouragement and support to the Bermuda Men’s National Football Team as they prepare to meet Haiti on Sunday in the Gold Cup opener in Costa Rica. “This is historic, Bermuda’s first appearance in Concacaf’s most prestigious competition,” said Premier Burt. “This is a tremendous... Read more of this article

Video: Team Physio Craig Brown On Preparation

Video: Team Physio Craig Brown On Preparation

Qualifying for a world class event like the Gold Cup is no easy task, and there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure the athletes are in top condition. Bermuda’s specialist support staff have been working hard to prepare the team, and team physio Craig Brown spoke with Bernews from Costa Rica, taking the time to explain some... Read more of this article

Aerial Photos: Seagull Race Gets Underway

Aerial Photos: Seagull Race Gets Underway

The Seagull Around the Island race got underway this morning [June 15] at the Spanish Point Boat Club in Pembroke, with boaters setting out for the annual race. We will try and update with the results later on once the race concludes, and in the meantime a few images from this morning by Bermuda Aerial Media are below. Related StoriesPhoto... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt Speaks At ACE Conference

Video: Premier Burt Speaks At ACE Conference

Premier David Burt addressed the Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACE] Conference this week, telling attendees that government will make funding available for community homes to assist in mental health treatment. “In his speech the Premier has committed government support to addressing the treatment and prevention of ACEs, as it is known and studies... Read more of this article

Caroline Bay: We Have Agreement For Financing

Caroline Bay: We Have Agreement For Financing

Caroline Bay Limited “has entered into an agreement which will provide the financing to continue construction of the Caroline Bay development,” the company said. Back in March of last year the company said they were “temporarily reducing” construction due to “costs outpacing the existing financing of the project,” and the... Read more of this article


Photos: Whitney Institute School Career Fair

Photos: Whitney Institute School Career Fair

The Whitney Institute Middle School held their Career Fair on Friday [June 14] with the morning session seeing multiple businesses having display booths set up with staff answering questions from the students, and Bermuda Police Service community officers. The afternoon session saw demonstrations by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service with students... Read more of this article

Video: June 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: June 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

60th anniversary of Theatre Boycott marked, road sobriety checkpoints tonight, investigation into armed robberies, Aleston Armstrong & Seon Tatem awarded Exchange Bursaries, five nurses complete asthma course, Dante Leverock’s team to fly Bermuda flag in Ireland, Bacardi wins Corporate Blood Drive, tennis team to compete in Davis Cup, free... Read more of this article

Photos: CedarBridge Celebrates Literacy Success

Photos: CedarBridge Celebrates Literacy Success

CedarBridge Academy, along with sponsors the Hamilton Rotarians and Achieve 3000 representatives, said they were pleased to celebrate 20 students on June 14th at the school. “Achieve 3000 provides equity for all students. It is the only patented cloud-based solution that delivers daily differentiated instruction for non-fiction reading and writing”,... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: June 14 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: June 14 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 Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

Investigation Continues Into Armed Robberies

Investigation Continues Into Armed Robberies

Police continue to investigate the two recent armed robberies, saying that “while it cannot be confirmed that the two incidents are linked at this time, the possibility has not been ruled out.” A police spokesperson said, “Investigators continue to follow all lines of enquiry regarding two recent reported armed robberies – one in the... Read more of this article

Three Vehicle Collision on South Road in Warwick

Three Vehicle Collision on South Road in Warwick

Two people were treated and discharged from the hospital following a three vehicle collision on South Road in Warwick yesterday afternoon [June 13]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:40pm Thursday, June 13th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported collision on South Road in Warwick near the junction with Dunscombe Road.“It... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Students Climate Change Rally

Photos & Video: Students Climate Change Rally

[Updated with photos] Students carrying posters gathered on the Cabinet Office grounds in Hamilton today [June 14] as they made their voices heard on the subject of climate change. “What do we want, climate justice, when do we want it, now,” the students chanted, along with “you will die of old age, we will die of climate change.” In... Read more of this article

‘Lifting Up Voices’ On Elder Abuse Awareness

‘Lifting Up Voices’ On Elder Abuse Awareness

The Ministry of Health’s Ageing and Disability Services will be recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by participating in a worldwide virtual campaign entitled ‘Lifting Up Voices.’ A spokesperson said, “The United Nations General Assembly has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in... Read more of this article

Rajan Simons Joins Bermuda Cricket Board

Rajan Simons Joins Bermuda Cricket Board

The Executive of the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] announced the appointment of their new Marketing and Fund Development Manager, Rajan Simons. In this new role, Ms. Simons will be responsible for event management, media schedules, website maintenance and social media management, marketing campaigns, content creation, sponsorship proposals and a multitude... Read more of this article

Bacardi Wins Annual Corporate Blood Drive

Bacardi Wins Annual Corporate Blood Drive

Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Ministry of Health today announced Bacardi as the winner of the 2018/19 Corporate Blood Drive as part of the celebrations of World Blood Donor Day. The revolving trophy and certificate were awarded to Bacardi by Minister of Health Kim Wilson. “We are very pleased to celebrate Bacardi, who have won the Corporate Blood... Read more of this article

Leverock’s Team To Fly Bermuda Flag In Ireland

Leverock’s Team To Fly Bermuda Flag In Ireland

Sligo Rovers — a football team that play in the Premier Division of Ireland – will fly the Bermuda flag at their showgrounds tonight, with the Irish team giving a nod to the island’s Gold Cup football team which is captained by their own player, Dante Leverock. Sligo Rovers tweeted, saying: “As well as our own flags, tonight we also... Read more of this article

Gold Cup: Average Population Over 34 Million

Gold Cup: Average Population Over 34 Million

The average population size of nations competing in the Gold Cup is over 34 million, and to state the obvious, Bermuda has substantially less people than that, with Bermuda the smallest nation — by far — to have qualified for this highly prestigious competition. Bermuda is so small in comparison to the other 15 qualified nations that when... Read more of this article

Video: Gold Cup Team Member Quinaceo Hunt

Video: Gold Cup Team Member Quinaceo Hunt

Being selected for Bermuda’s Gold Cup team at only 19-years-old is no easy task, and Quinaceo Hunt said he is honoured to be the youngest member of our team, to play amongst the pros and represent the country. Mr Hunt — one of three goalkeepers on our team — told Bernews, “I feel accomplished being the youngest to be picked from... Read more of this article

Five Nurses Complete Asthma Diploma Course

Five Nurses Complete Asthma Diploma Course

Five nurses recently completed a six-month asthma diploma course, including Tiffany DeSilva [KEMH Catlin-Lindo], Alien Guilas [KEMH IV team], Kedese McPherson [KEMH maternity], Aashiqa Mehta-Smith [KEMH Gosling], and Trevor Bend [Department of Corrections]. A spokesperson said, “The diploma course was made available in Bermuda through sponsorship... Read more of this article

CNN Highlights Bermudian’s Charitable Work

CNN Highlights Bermudian’s Charitable Work

Bermudian Rodney Smith Jr continues to see his charitable efforts earn media attention, with CNN recently featuring the young man and his undertaking of gifting those in need with lawn care services. The CNN story said, “Rodney Smith Jr. found his purpose the day he came across an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn, and pulled over to help. “That... Read more of this article

Armstrong & Tatem Awarded Exchange Bursaries

Armstrong & Tatem Awarded Exchange Bursaries

The Board of Directors of the Walter S. Saul Youth Exchange Bursary announced two 2019 recipients of the annual award. Aleston Armstrong Jr of CedarBridge Academy and Seon Tatem of the Berkeley Institute, are this year’s winners of the bursary [registered charity 993] that was established last year by Rotary Exchange alumni to provide financial backing... Read more of this article

CedarBridge & Ocean View Graduation Event

CedarBridge & Ocean View Graduation Event

Students from CedarBridge Academy recently had a surprise visit from professional footballer Nahki Wells, who stopped in to greet the students before preparing to tee off as the school and Ocean View Golf Course teamed up to mark their second graduating event. A spokesperson said, “As CedarBridge Academy and Ocean View Golf Course continue to... Read more of this article

Video: June 14th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: June 14th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Road sobriety checkpoints tonight, collision on South Road in Warwick, 44-year-old woman located unharmed after a search of Spittal Pond,  Raleigh Graduation and Launch Celebration, Deloitte provides math tutoring to students, Simon Boden joins Fairmont Southampton as Director, CedarBridge & Ocean View graduation event, MarketPlace launches... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regiment Starts International Exercise

Bermuda Regiment Starts International Exercise

About 120 soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment arrived in the Caribbean today [June 13] to join a massive multi-national disaster relief exercise. The troops bedded down in the disused ET Joshua Airport before phase two of Exercise Tradewinds 19, which will involve a variety of tough scenarios, kicks off in earnest tomorrow. Lance Corporal Gary... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Bermuda Carnival Raft Up Event

Photos & Video: Bermuda Carnival Raft Up Event

The Bermuda Carnival weekend kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event at City Hall Car Park last night [June 14] and continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay today [June 15]. We will have a photo gallery later on and in the meantime the 90 minute live video replay is below.If you are wondering, no our video is not distorted, the water was... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Football Team Visits Stadium

Video: Bermuda Football Team Visits Stadium

[Written by Don Burgess] The Bermuda team got its first peek at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica today [June 15]. The team were shown the locker room they will be in ahead of its crucial match against Haiti in the Gold Cup on Sunday. The team then were escorted out to the field. Many members had their cameras out to take selfies and videos of the... Read more of this article

Video: Team Physio Craig Brown On Preparation

Video: Team Physio Craig Brown On Preparation

Qualifying for a world class event like the Gold Cup is no easy task, and there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure the athletes are in top condition. Bermuda’s specialist support staff have been working hard to prepare the team, and team physio Craig Brown spoke with Bernews from Costa Rica, taking the time to explain some... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Video: Bermuda Football Team Visits Stadium

Video: Bermuda Football Team Visits Stadium

[Written by Don Burgess] The Bermuda team got its first peek at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica today [June 15]. The team were shown the locker room they will be in ahead of its crucial match against Haiti in the Gold Cup on Sunday. The team then were escorted out to the field. Many members had their cameras out to take selfies and videos of the... Read more of this article

Premier: This Is A Tremendous Accomplishment

Premier: This Is A Tremendous Accomplishment

On behalf of the Government, Premier David Burt extended encouragement and support to the Bermuda Men’s National Football Team as they prepare to meet Haiti on Sunday in the Gold Cup opener in Costa Rica. “This is historic, Bermuda’s first appearance in Concacaf’s most prestigious competition,” said Premier Burt. “This is a tremendous... Read more of this article

2019 Gold Cup: Injury Related Roster Changes

2019 Gold Cup: Injury Related Roster Changes

Concacaf today announced the roster changes made by the participating Member Associations for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, with six teams making changes, with the teams making changes not including Bermuda or any of the teams we are set to play against. In accordance with the Competition Regulations, injury related changes are allowed to the final 23-player... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

KPMG Named A Leader In Global Cyber Security

KPMG Named A Leader In Global Cyber Security

KPMG has been named by Forrester Research as a leader among global cyber security consulting providers, also receiving one of the highest scores of any vendor evaluated in the `Current Offering’ category. “KPMG stands out with clear, concise, executive level engagement abilities,” wrote the report’s authors in The Forrester WaveTM: Global... Read more of this article

Caroline Bay: We Have Agreement For Financing

Caroline Bay: We Have Agreement For Financing

Caroline Bay Limited “has entered into an agreement which will provide the financing to continue construction of the Caroline Bay development,” the company said. Back in March of last year the company said they were “temporarily reducing” construction due to “costs outpacing the existing financing of the project,” and the... Read more of this article

Monetary Authority Fines Estera $500,000

Monetary Authority Fines Estera $500,000

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has fined Estera Services $500,000 due to the “company’s failure to adequately comply within a specified time frame with certain requirements.” BMA Statement A statement from the BMA said, “The Bermuda Monetary Authority has imposed civil penalties totalling $500,000 on Estera Services [Bermuda] Limited... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

BNG Lecture Series To Feature Jacqueline Alma

BNG Lecture Series To Feature Jacqueline Alma

The Bermuda National Gallery [BNG] Lecture Series will be featuring local and international artist Jacqueline Alma on Thursday, June 20. The event poster says, “The Bermuda National Gallery are delighted to announce as part of the BNG Art Lecture Series a presentation by local/international artist Jacqueline Alma.”“Jacqueline’s dynamic... Read more of this article

Photos:  5 Star Friday Gets Underway

Photos: 5 Star Friday Gets Underway

The Bermuda Carnival weekend is underway, with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event taking place last night at City Hall Car Park and there are a few photos from very early in the evening as things were getting set up and ready to get underway are below. The multi day annual event is set to continue with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay today [June 15] from 12... Read more of this article

Ian Macdonald-Smith Launches New Book

Ian Macdonald-Smith Launches New Book

The pre-publication launch of Ian Macdonald-Smith’s latest book Watercolours in a Second is offering Bermuda residents the opportunity to purchase the various editions of the upcoming book for a 20% discount before international crowdfunding takes place. A spokesperson said, “Watercolours in a Second is a book of 250 abstract photographs of... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos & Video: Students Climate Change Rally

Photos & Video: Students Climate Change Rally

[Updated with photos] Students carrying posters gathered on the Cabinet Office grounds in Hamilton today [June 14] as they made their voices heard on the subject of climate change. “What do we want, climate justice, when do we want it, now,” the students chanted, along with “you will die of old age, we will die of climate change.” In... Read more of this article

Glow Promises Environmentally Friendly Fun

Glow Promises Environmentally Friendly Fun

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] The ultimate day party for Bermuda Carnival is back this year and promises to be a must-attend event. Glow Bermuda, an all-white, all-inclusive day fete will be held at Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday, June 16. This year’s event features Patrick The Hype Man and Famaalay. The event starts at 4pm and features an open... Read more of this article

Video: CahowCam Chick Fledged Out To Sea

Video: CahowCam Chick Fledged Out To Sea

At 1.32am on June 7th, “Cedar” — this years’ star CahowCam chick — fledged out to sea with thousands of followers around the world watching in real time, and, according to the experts, if all goes well she will return in 3 to 5 years, often times landing within yards of her original nesting burrow. “She is one of five that... Read more of this article

CRIME

Investigation Continues Into Armed Robberies

Investigation Continues Into Armed Robberies

Police continue to investigate the two recent armed robberies, saying that “while it cannot be confirmed that the two incidents are linked at this time, the possibility has not been ruled out.” A police spokesperson said, “Investigators continue to follow all lines of enquiry regarding two recent reported armed robberies – one in the... Read more of this article

Court: Three People Charged With Conspiring

Court: Three People Charged With Conspiring

Three people — including a police officer — were charged in Magistrate’s Court today [June 12] with conspiring to defeat justice. 34-year-old Kyle Wheatley, 31-year-old Kenton Smith, 32-year-old Calshunto James were charged with conspiring to defeat the course of justice in connection with allegedly destroying or suppressing traffic... Read more of this article

Armed Robbery: Grannie’s Kitchen In Pembroke

Armed Robbery: Grannie’s Kitchen In Pembroke

Around 11am today [June 11] police responded to an armed robbery at Grannie’s Kitchen on North Shore Road in Pembroke, with two men entering the premises, with one pointing an “unknown object covered in a red cloth” at a female employee and demanding money. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11am today [June 11th] police officers responded... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

KPMG Named A Leader In Global Cyber Security

KPMG Named A Leader In Global Cyber Security

KPMG has been named by Forrester Research as a leader among global cyber security consulting providers, also receiving one of the highest scores of any vendor evaluated in the `Current Offering’ category. “KPMG stands out with clear, concise, executive level engagement abilities,” wrote the report’s authors in The Forrester WaveTM: Global Cybersecurity... Read more of this article

Bermuda Football Facebook Cover Graphics

Bermuda Football Facebook Cover Graphics

Show off your support for Bermuda’s football team as they make their historic debut in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup by using these Facebook cover graphics in order to decorate your profile!Part of the Bernews network, BermudaCovers.com offers an array of island-themed Facebook cover photos to adorn your profile, including shots of our beautiful beaches, interesting... Read more of this article

MarketPlace Launches Free In-Store Wi-Fi

MarketPlace Launches Free In-Store Wi-Fi

You can now count on free wi-fi at MarketPlace stores, with the company announcing the “formal launch” of a free in-store wi-fi offering at all store locations, including PriceRite stores and Sears. Saying it is “part of their commitment to better serving their customers,” the MarketPlace said they will “now be offering customers free in-store wi-fi at... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Three Vehicle Collision on South Road in Warwick

Three Vehicle Collision on South Road in Warwick

Two people were treated and discharged from the hospital following a three vehicle collision on South Road in Warwick yesterday afternoon [June 13]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:40pm Thursday, June 13th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported collision on South Road in Warwick near the junction with Dunscombe Road.“It... Read more of this article

Collision On South Road In Warwick Parish

Collision On South Road In Warwick Parish

[Updated] A collision has been reported on South Road in Warwick, near the junction with Dunscombe Road, and traffic diversions are currently in place. A police spokesperson said, “A collision has been reported on South Road in Warwick, near the junction with Dunscombe Road. “Details are limited at this time. However, traffic diversions are currently... Read more of this article

165 Visit KEMH Due To Road Accidents In May

165 Visit KEMH Due To Road Accidents In May

165 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre last month due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. The statistics for May 2019 show that of the 165 victims that required services, eleven were admitted to a KEMH General Wing, one was admitted to the... Read more of this article