30 Minute Video: August 21 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 21 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

Advisory: Rental Accommodation Online Scam

Advisory: Rental Accommodation Online Scam

The police have urged people to be vigilant following a reported scam involving a fake online rental ad in which someone claimed that two month’s rent plus security deposit should be sent via wire transfer to an overseas account, however no further contact could be made with the individual supposedly offering the apartment for rent once the transaction... Read more of this article

Partial Solar Eclipse Seen From Bermuda

Partial Solar Eclipse Seen From Bermuda

This afternoon [Aug 21], Bermuda saw a partial view of the solar eclipse, affording the island a glimpse of what it looks like when the moon slides between the sun and the earth, casting a shadow below. While the total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Bermuda, it was observed as a partial solar eclipse. Although total solar eclipses... Read more of this article

40% Have Access To One’s FibreWire Internet

40% Have Access To One’s FibreWire Internet

One Communications stated today [Aug 21] that almost 40% of households on the Island now have access to high speed FibreWire Internet, saying they have “been busy with teams working around the clock to construct Bermuda’s first fibre-optic based network.” “The first half of 2017 has seen tremendous progress with the rollout of the new... Read more of this article

Global Forum: Bermuda Is “Largely Compliant”

Global Forum: Bermuda Is “Largely Compliant”

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has declared Bermuda to be “largely compliant”, the Ministry of Finance announced today. The Ministry said, “Bermuda has won world approval of its tax information exchange practices with other jurisdictions. A global body said today that those practices comply with... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 21], a 40-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in connection to the incident at the Ambiance Lounge earlier this month. Carlton Simmons, a former Alderman with the Corporation of Hamilton, was charged with attempted murder, according to ZBM news. Mr Simmons was not required to enter a plea... Read more of this article

Photos: Truck Crashes On Side In Smiths

Photos: Truck Crashes On Side In Smiths

Emergency services responded to an overturned vehicle this morning [Aug 21], with a truck crashing on its side on a property in Smiths. The scene was attended by both the police, and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. Further details are unclear at this time, however we will update as able. Related StoriesMan Escapes Overturned Car... Read more of this article


Police Confirm Death: 51-Year-Old Sean Tavares

Police Confirm Death: 51-Year-Old Sean Tavares

The police have now confirmed the death of 51-year-old Sean Tavares, who was found in an unresponsive state on Friday. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 51-year-old Sean Tavares and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. “Mr. Tavares was found in an unresponsive state at the... Read more of this article

Bermuda To See Partial Solar Eclipse Today

Bermuda To See Partial Solar Eclipse Today

People across the island will be treated to a partial view of this afternoon’s [Aug 21] solar eclipse, as the Earth, sun, and moon line up to create the visually stunning phenomenon. The event’s path of totality will give people along a narrow strip of the continental United States the ability to see a full eclipse, with the moon blocking... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre Closing For Fumigation

Hamilton Health Centre Closing For Fumigation

The Ministry of Health advises that Hamilton Health Centre and the Annex building on Victoria Street will be closed for fumigation from Friday, August 25th until Wednesday, August 30th. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health advises that Hamilton Health Centre and the Annex building on Victoria Street will be closed for fumigation from Friday... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: BBBFF’s ‘Night Of Champions’

Photos & Results: BBBFF’s ‘Night Of Champions’

The Bermuda Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s [BBBFF] hosted their 30th annual Night of Champions on Saturday night [Aug 19] and their pre-judging show that morning in the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre at Fairmont Southampton. Melissa Smith won in Women’s Physique while Sabrina Burgess was the winner in Women’s Figure Fitness, Natasha Trott... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda Football Player Gaiya Melakot

Meet Bermuda Football Player Gaiya Melakot

In the thirteenth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 15-year-old Gaiya Melakot.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It is an honor to be able to represent my country. 2. How will you... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the Eastern County Cup, the Corporate Wellness Beach Soccer Tournament, Bermuda’s Boccia team compete in Colombia, Reggie Lambe score for Carlisle United, and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:BELCO: Cable Fault Power Outage Affects 5000Shelly... Read more of this article

Photos/Results: Motorcycle Racing At Southside

Photos/Results: Motorcycle Racing At Southside

The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club’s 2017 Circuit Racing Championship Season continued today [Aug 20] at the Southside Motorsports track where the day’s racing was in memory of Toriano ‘The Animal’ Wilson. Before racing started, the afternoon started off with a large number of past and present riders gathering for a ride in the memory... Read more of this article

BELCO: Cable Fault Power Outage Affects 5000

BELCO: Cable Fault Power Outage Affects 5000

[Updated] Approximately 5000 BELCO customers in the West End parishes are currently without power after a fault on transmission cables that feed out of the Belmont substation according to the company. A spokesperson said, “BELCO experienced a fault on the 22kV transmission cables that feed out of the Belmont substation. As a result 5,000 customers... Read more of this article

Diet & Nutrition To Combat Chronic Diseases

Diet & Nutrition To Combat Chronic Diseases

[Written by Dr Kuni Frith] Bermuda is experiencing epidemic proportions of chronic disease. We boast the highest rates of cancer, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity per capita in the world. In the twenty first century with numerous drugs on the market for every disease known to humankind and new drugs being manufactured and fast tracked weekly,... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda Football Player Ka’ri Richards

Meet Bermuda Football Player Ka’ri Richards

In the twelfth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 15-year-old Ka’ri Richards.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It feels well-earned and I feel that it is a great opportunity. 2.... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: August 21 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 21 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

Luciano To Perform At “Tribute To Fadda Dub”

Luciano To Perform At “Tribute To Fadda Dub”

On September 3rd, One Love Promotions and Magnum Force Entertainment will be presenting a musical extravaganza to celebrate the life of Kent “Fadda Dub” Outerbridge, with the event set to feature reggae star Luciano and eight local sound system DJs A spokesperson said, “A vinyl dance, music extravaganza to celebrate the life of Kent Outerbridge... Read more of this article

Video: Reggie Lambe Scores In Carlisle Victory

Video: Reggie Lambe Scores In Carlisle Victory

Bermuda’s Reggie Lambe scored for Carlisle United in the 18th minute as they played to a 3-0 victory against Cheltenham Town this weekend. The club’s match report said, “United returned to Brunton Park for a double-header of home games starting with the visit of Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon. “United put on a near perfect performance... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Meet Bermuda Football Player Jadaé Steede-Hill

Meet Bermuda Football Player Jadaé Steede-Hill

In the fifteenth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 16-year-old Jadaé Steede-Hill.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? I feel honored and excited to be selected for such an elite squad... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda Football Player Zemira Webb

Meet Bermuda Football Player Zemira Webb

In the fourteenth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 13-year-old Zemira Webb.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? I feel honored and very proud of myself. 2. How will you prepare for... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: BBBFF’s ‘Night Of Champions’

Photos & Results: BBBFF’s ‘Night Of Champions’

The Bermuda Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s [BBBFF] hosted their 30th annual Night of Champions on Saturday night [Aug 19] and their pre-judging show that morning in the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre at Fairmont Southampton. Melissa Smith won in Women’s Physique while Sabrina Burgess was the winner in Women’s Figure Fitness, Natasha Trott... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

40% Have Access To One’s FibreWire Internet

40% Have Access To One’s FibreWire Internet

One Communications stated today [Aug 21] that almost 40% of households on the Island now have access to high speed FibreWire Internet, saying they have “been busy with teams working around the clock to construct Bermuda’s first fibre-optic based network.” “The first half of 2017 has seen tremendous progress with the rollout of the new... Read more of this article

Global Forum: Bermuda Is “Largely Compliant”

Global Forum: Bermuda Is “Largely Compliant”

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has declared Bermuda to be “largely compliant”, the Ministry of Finance announced today. The Ministry said, “Bermuda has won world approval of its tax information exchange practices with other jurisdictions. A global body said today that those practices comply with... Read more of this article

BTA Funding Available For Entrepreneurs Ideas

BTA Funding Available For Entrepreneurs Ideas

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is looking for a new slate of dynamic visitor experiences and is inviting local entrepreneurs to put their ideas forward. The applications best aligned with the overall tourism strategy receive investment funds or marketing support as part of the Tourism Experiences Investment Programme. “The programme helps Bermudians... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Reggae Old School Jam On August 25th

Reggae Old School Jam On August 25th

The Loyal Hill Community Field Trustees will be hosting a Reggae Old School Jam on Friday, August 25 from 6.00pm until 12.00am, with music by Royal Empress Bussy Dread and guest DJs. DeGraff’s Lunch Counter will also be in attendance.” Related StoriesKabaka Pyramid To Perform In Bermuda Luciano To Perform At “Tribute... Read more of this article

Luciano To Perform At “Tribute To Fadda Dub”

Luciano To Perform At “Tribute To Fadda Dub”

On September 3rd, One Love Promotions and Magnum Force Entertainment will be presenting a musical extravaganza to celebrate the life of Kent “Fadda Dub” Outerbridge, with the event set to feature reggae star Luciano and eight local sound system DJs A spokesperson said, “A vinyl dance, music extravaganza to celebrate the life of Kent Outerbridge... Read more of this article

DanceSations School Summer Dance Recital

DanceSations School Summer Dance Recital

The DanceSations School of Dance will be hosting their Summer Dance Recital on August 26th at 2.00pm and 7.00pm at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. A spokesperson said, “We are excited for our upcoming summer show! We have over 150 dancers in our summer program and we are looking forward to see them showcase their talents. We will also... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Bermuda To See Partial Solar Eclipse Today

Bermuda To See Partial Solar Eclipse Today

People across the island will be treated to a partial view of this afternoon’s [Aug 21] solar eclipse, as the Earth, sun, and moon line up to create the visually stunning phenomenon. The event’s path of totality will give people along a narrow strip of the continental United States the ability to see a full eclipse, with the moon blocking... Read more of this article

Photos: Celebrity Summit Crew Clean Beaches

Photos: Celebrity Summit Crew Clean Beaches

Crew members from the Celebrity Summit cruise ship took the afternoon off from their duties on board the ship to do a beach cleanup on Thursday afternoon [Aug 17], along with Keep Bermuda Beautiful at Black Bay Beach and the Glass Beach in Dockyard. A spokesperson said, “Cruise ships bring tourists to Bermuda which helps Bermuda’s economy. But who... Read more of this article

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

The Sisyrinchium bermudianum, known locally as the Bermudiana, is thought to be native to the island, but also grows widely in Ireland, though the flower has a tougher time of it in that more northern climate, its flowers often struggling to open. A story in the Irish Times said “Every spring in Bermuda a little plant comes into flower, sprinkling... Read more of this article

CRIME

Advisory: Rental Accommodation Online Scam

Advisory: Rental Accommodation Online Scam

The police have urged people to be vigilant following a reported scam involving a fake online rental ad in which someone claimed that two month’s rent plus security deposit should be sent via wire transfer to an overseas account, however no further contact could be made with the individual supposedly offering the apartment for rent once the transaction... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 21], a 40-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in connection to the incident at the Ambiance Lounge earlier this month. Carlton Simmons, a former Alderman with the Corporation of Hamilton, was charged with attempted murder, according to ZBM news. Mr Simmons was not required to enter a plea... Read more of this article

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jahkoby Smith

Witness Appeal: Murder Of Jahkoby Smith

Police are appealing for witnesses to the murder of 21-year-old Jahkoby Smith, who was fatally stabbed at the West End Sailboat Club in Sandys, during a wake being held for the late Jachari Francis. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:15pm on Saturday 29th July, Jahkoby Smith was fatally stabbed after he was involved in an altercation which... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

40% Have Access To One’s FibreWire Internet

40% Have Access To One’s FibreWire Internet

One Communications stated today [Aug 21] that almost 40% of households on the Island now have access to high speed FibreWire Internet, saying they have “been busy with teams working around the clock to construct Bermuda’s first fibre-optic based network.” “The first half of 2017 has seen tremendous progress with the rollout of the new network. The best... Read more of this article

Premier Tickets Limited Evolves To Premier

Premier Tickets Limited Evolves To Premier

Bermuda ticketing company Premier Tickets Limited has evolved into a new company, known as Premier now delivering a full suite of digital solutions to the Bermuda marketplace and internationally. Premier continues to be part of the Fireminds Group of Companies, leveraging all of Fireminds enterprise technology skills in software development and cloud solutions. Previously... Read more of this article

New App Offers Visitors A Local Perspective

New App Offers Visitors A Local Perspective

Last week, Bermudians Alison Swan and William West launched ‘Winnow,’ a travel app designed to provide visitors to Bermuda with a more authentic experience. In collaboration with various providers on the island, Winnow offers visitors the opportunity to view Bermuda from a new and varied perspective. Available experiences range from sunset paddle board yoga,... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Photos: Truck Crashes On Side In Smiths

Photos: Truck Crashes On Side In Smiths

Emergency services responded to an overturned vehicle this morning [Aug 21], with a truck crashing on its side on a property in Smiths. The scene was attended by both the police, and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. Further details are unclear at this time, however we will update as able. Related StoriesMan Escapes Overturned Car... Read more of this article

People Recovered After Jet Skis Break Down

People Recovered After Jet Skis Break Down

On Saturday [Aug 12] four people were recovered from the water after two jet skis broke down east of Dockyard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Radio received a call from a member of the public reporting that they had received a call from a third party, reporting two jet skis broken down [one having possibly capsized]... Read more of this article

Rider Injured After Collision Involving Jet Skis

Rider Injured After Collision Involving Jet Skis

On Saturday [Aug 12] two jet skis collided, with one male rider suffering back injuries and being transported ashore by boat. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by Police COMOPS reporting that two jet skis have collided in the vicinity of Pompano with one male rider suffering back... Read more of this article