Helping Agencies Respond On Healthcare Costs

Helping Agencies Respond On Healthcare Costs

After expressing concern about the cost of healthcare last month, charity groups today said that “as leaders in the helping industry our intent is to continue our means of advocacy until such time as we reach solutions.” On June 8th, 2015 charity groups convened in a press conference to highlight their concerns about healthcare, with the... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: RFA Lyme Bay Ship & Helicopter

Photos & Video: RFA Lyme Bay Ship & Helicopter

[Updated] The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Lyme Bay is presently docked in St George’s, and a helicopter from the ship took off at around 1.30pm this afternoon [July 7] and is presently flying over the island.The Royal Navy website describes the vessel by saying: “RFA Lyme Bay is capable of delivering a significant fighting force anywhere... Read more of this article

Shooting Victim In Stable Condition In ICU

Shooting Victim In Stable Condition In ICU

As of this morning [July 7], the 40-year-old Hamilton parish man who was shot at the Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club on July 2nd remains in the ICU, however his condition has been changed from critical to stable. A police spokesperson said, “At last check around 7am Tuesday, July 7th the 40 year old Hamilton parish man shot and injured at Bailey’s... Read more of this article

Stolen Vehicles: White Truck & Silver Renault

Stolen Vehicles: White Truck & Silver Renault

Yet another vehicle has been stolen, this time a white Toyota HiAce truck having been removed from outside a Harbour Road, Paget residence. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a white Toyota HiAce truck bearing license plate IN2226 reported stolen from outside a Harbour Road,... Read more of this article

13 People Arrested Remain In Police Custody

13 People Arrested Remain In Police Custody

The 13 people who were arrested yesterday [July 6] remain in police custody and the investigation continues after suspected narcotics, three firearms, ammunition and cash were seized during the execution of search warrants Video of yesterday’s press conference on the arrestsA police spokesperson said, “The investigation continues after... Read more of this article

Magazine Features “Comeback Of Roy Burch”

Magazine Features “Comeback Of Roy Burch”

Bermuda’s Roy Allan-Burch has been featured in the Open Water Swimming Magazine in a special feature article titled “The Comeback of Roy Burch,” focusing on his return to the sport following an injury. Open Water Swimming Magazine is a monthly publication focused on open water swimmers, published by the World Open Water Swimming AssociationIn... Read more of this article

Premier Welcomes Sea Cadets To Cabinet Office

Premier Welcomes Sea Cadets To Cabinet Office

Yesterday [July 6], the Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley welcomed Commanding Officer Lt [SCC] Michael Frith and members of the Bermuda Sea Cadets to the Cabinet Office. On an annual basis, the Bermuda Sea Cadets participate in a cultural exchange programme, by welcoming other youngsters from the US, UK and Canada. This year... Read more of this article

Warwick Students Achieve “Outstanding Results”

Warwick Students Achieve “Outstanding Results”

Warwick Academy’s graduating class of 2015 has achieved “outstanding overall results” in the International Baccalaureate Programme, with Fiona Dobson [pictured] ranking as the first student from the school to achieve 45 out of a possible 45 points – an achievement that only 0.3 percent of the programme’s body worldwide... Read more of this article

Photos: BTA & KBB Weekend Beach Clean-Up

Photos: BTA & KBB Weekend Beach Clean-Up

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] recently marked their fourth public beach clean-up this summer as the groups work to enhance the beach experience for all users, visitors and residents alike. This weekend saw them clean up Elbow Beach, and previous clean-ups have included Clearwater Beach, Mangrove Bay, and Warwick... Read more of this article

Bermudians Swim English Channel For Charity

Bermudians Swim English Channel For Charity

On July 4, a four-person relay team that included Bermuda’s Jeff Conyers and John Tomlinson swam across the English Channel in order to raise money for four charities, completing the 22-mile journey with a final time of 16 hours, 2 minutes, and 38 seconds. Peter Weedon and Chris Pitman joined the Bermudians to make up the “All in Your Mind”... Read more of this article

‘Goal To Get Bermudian Families Back On Feet’

‘Goal To Get Bermudian Families Back On Feet’

[Opinion column written by OBA Chair Senator Lynne Woolridge] Opposition MP Michael Weeks just could not wait to have his regular rip at the OBA Government yesterday morning. Despite the fact that the Minister of Community, Culture and Sport on Friday corrected Government information provided by the Department about the number of young Bermudians who’d... Read more of this article

Photos: Fashion Festival Hair And Beauty Show

Photos: Fashion Festival Hair And Beauty Show

The Bermuda Fashion Festival Hair and Beauty Show was held at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall today [July 6], with the island’s leading hair salons and barber shops represented as they competed for $2,500 worth of salon product prizes sponsored by Sunshine Company, The Salon Store, and Mirage Beauty Supply. The doors to the event opened... Read more of this article

Action Group Needed To Address Gun Violence

Action Group Needed To Address Gun Violence

Hamilton East MP Derrick Burgess is calling for the “formation of a high-profile community action group” to address the perpetrators of gang and gun violence after the recent shooting in Bailey’s Bay, which has left a 40-year-old man in critical condition. “This insensible shooting and continued gun violence within our community... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Music Video: Happy Birthday – Feliz Cumpleaños

Music Video: Happy Birthday – Feliz Cumpleaños

Local singer Charmarie Woolridge-Virgin has released a music video for her song “Happy Birthday – Feliz Cumpleaños,” an original piece written and produced by Ms. Woolridge-Virgin and John Woolridge. When asked how she got started with music, the singer, who performs under the name Charm, said, “I got started with music at a... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: July 4th Fireworks Light Up Sky

Photos/Video: July 4th Fireworks Light Up Sky

[Updated with more photos + video] Fireworks lit up the night sky on the island this evening [July 4], with the displays providing a host of colours and accompanying sound effects for the crowds below.The fireworks marked Independence Day in the United States – also known as the Fourth of July – an American holiday commemorating the adoption of... Read more of this article

Photos: Coast Guard Cutter ‘Eagle’ In Bermuda

Photos: Coast Guard Cutter ‘Eagle’ In Bermuda

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived in Bermuda today [July 4] as part of its 2015 cadet summer training deployment, mooring along Front Street in Hamilton.The Eagle will be open for free public tours on the following dates and times:Saturday, July 4 – 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, July... Read more of this article

SPORTS

ICC Americas Cricket: Canada Defeat Bermuda

ICC Americas Cricket: Canada Defeat Bermuda

The second day of the ICC Americas U19 Division 1 Championship saw hosts Bermuda match up against Canada at the St David’s Cricket Club, with Canada winning by 71 runs. The ICC match report said, “Day two of ICC Americas U19 Division 1 Championship saw hosts Bermuda head to St David’s Cricket Club to take on Canada in a must-win game for the... Read more of this article

Magazine Features “Comeback Of Roy Burch”

Magazine Features “Comeback Of Roy Burch”

Bermuda’s Roy Allan-Burch has been featured in the Open Water Swimming Magazine in a special feature article titled “The Comeback of Roy Burch,” focusing on his return to the sport following an injury. Open Water Swimming Magazine is a monthly publication focused on open water swimmers, published by the World Open Water Swimming AssociationIn... Read more of this article

Bermudians Swim English Channel For Charity

Bermudians Swim English Channel For Charity

On July 4, a four-person relay team that included Bermuda’s Jeff Conyers and John Tomlinson swam across the English Channel in order to raise money for four charities, completing the 22-mile journey with a final time of 16 hours, 2 minutes, and 38 seconds. Peter Weedon and Chris Pitman joined the Bermudians to make up the “All in Your Mind”... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 7 2015

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 7 2015

Today [July 7] saw a volume of 37,014 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $68,540.35 BD. 34,714 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 1.2% at $1.68 per share, while another 1,300 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing at an even $3.99 per share. The other 1,000 shares were traded by Ascendant... Read more of this article

HSBC Bermuda Offers Free Online Seminars

HSBC Bermuda Offers Free Online Seminars

HSBC Bermuda is inviting the community to RSVP for two free online seminars which they said “will be facilitated live and will provide concise, easy to understand information for anyone participating.” Purchasing A Home In 5 Steps Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | 10:00am – 10:30am What will I learn? The ins and outs of the HSBC mortgage process... Read more of this article

Lisa Mello Joins Newstead Fractional Sales Team

Lisa Mello Joins Newstead Fractional Sales Team

Newstead Belmont Hills in Paget today announced that Lisa Mello will be joining the hotel as the Fractional Ownership Sales Representative. Ms Mello joins Newstead from Tucker’s Point, where she previously worked in its real estate team, and will take over the existing fractional marketing and sales operation at Newstead. Larry Doyle, who bought Newstead... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photo Set #2: Portuguese Holy Spirit Festival

Photo Set #2: Portuguese Holy Spirit Festival

The annual Festival of the Holy Spirit — which started centuries ago in the Azores and is still celebrated by Portuguese citizens and descendants worldwide — took place in St. George’s this past weekend. The two night event was filled with entertainment including visiting Portuguese singer Sarah Pacheco, Caroline Araujo and friends Ashley... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Fashion Festival Hair, Beauty Show

Photo Set #2: Fashion Festival Hair, Beauty Show

The week-long Bermuda Fashion Festival launched last night [July 6] with a parade of glitz, glamour, style, and design as children and adults alike modeled on the runway at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. Getting underway at 6.30pm for a cocktail hour, the show included a look at a wide range of looks and styles, with a number of local salons... Read more of this article

St George’s To Host “Movies In the Square”

St George’s To Host “Movies In the Square”

The Corporation of St. George’s Activities Committee will be hosting its first Movies in the Square event of the summer at Kings Square on Saturday, July 11. The first film to be featured in the ongoing series will be Annie, screening at 8.30pm, followed by a showing of Black or White. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs; refreshments will be... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Photos: BTA & KBB Weekend Beach Clean-Up

Photos: BTA & KBB Weekend Beach Clean-Up

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] recently marked their fourth public beach clean-up this summer as the groups work to enhance the beach experience for all users, visitors and residents alike. This weekend saw them clean up Elbow Beach, and previous clean-ups have included Clearwater Beach, Mangrove Bay, and Warwick... Read more of this article

41 Parrotfish Speared In Poaching Incident

41 Parrotfish Speared In Poaching Incident

A “serious poaching incident” took place on July 1st when wardens observed a person snorkeling in the Cooper’s Island area and subsequently recovered 42 recently speared fish, with 41 of them being parrotfish, the Department of Environmental Protection said. A spokesperson said, “Staff from the Department of Environmental Protection... Read more of this article

Regiment Divers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Regiment Divers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Bermuda Regiment divers have launched an ambitious programme of wreck dives and conservation work to help celebrate the armed service’s 50th anniversary. Sergeant Major James Self said the programme included 50 wreck dives in 50 days – including conservation work on the 1609 remains of the Sea Venture, which led to the first settlement of the Island,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Shooting Victim In Stable Condition In ICU

Shooting Victim In Stable Condition In ICU

As of this morning [July 7], the 40-year-old Hamilton parish man who was shot at the Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club on July 2nd remains in the ICU, however his condition has been changed from critical to stable. A police spokesperson said, “At last check around 7am Tuesday, July 7th the 40 year old Hamilton parish man shot and injured at Bailey’s... Read more of this article

Stolen Vehicles: White Truck & Silver Renault

Stolen Vehicles: White Truck & Silver Renault

Yet another vehicle has been stolen, this time a white Toyota HiAce truck having been removed from outside a Harbour Road, Paget residence. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a white Toyota HiAce truck bearing license plate IN2226 reported stolen from outside a Harbour Road,... Read more of this article

13 People Arrested Remain In Police Custody

13 People Arrested Remain In Police Custody

The 13 people who were arrested yesterday [July 6] remain in police custody and the investigation continues after suspected narcotics, three firearms, ammunition and cash were seized during the execution of search warrants Video of yesterday’s press conference on the arrestsA police spokesperson said, “The investigation continues after... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

BTC Launches Complete Home Internet Service

BTC Launches Complete Home Internet Service

Bermuda Telephone Company – which was recently acquired by Digicel — announced the launch of Complete Home Internet, including end-to-end connectivity with internet service provision [ISP] to complement existing access and phone services. “With 127 years of expertise and 148 Bermudian employees, BTC is trusted by thousands of customers in Bermuda for... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For June 2015

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For June 2015

[Written by Don Burgess] The first Social Media Day celebration in Bermuda took place on June 30 at Muse Skybar. The event was kicked off with a word from Premier Michael Dunkley [@bdamilkman], which was also attended by senator Jeffery Baron [@SenatorBaron], Toastmasters and other Bermuda social media enthusiasts. Both Premier Dunkley and Senator Baron acknowledged the... Read more of this article

Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Photo Of Bermuda

Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Photo Of Bermuda

Astronaut Scott Kelly — who is spending one year at the International Space Station — tweeted a photo of Bermuda today [July 3] saying we are “looking pretty good right now”, with the photo attracting over 1500 “favourites” and “retweets” in the first hour alone.According to NASA, “Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Motorcycle And Pedal Bike Collide, Rider Injured

Motorcycle And Pedal Bike Collide, Rider Injured

Traffic was diverted away from the Montpelier Road area earlier this evening [July 7] after a collision involving what appeared to be a motorcycle and pedal cycle. Emergency services responded to the area near the Happy Valley Road junction where the rider of the motorcycle was tended to by EMTs until being transported by an attending ambulance to King... Read more of this article

Cycle Collision On The Lane in Paget

Cycle Collision On The Lane in Paget

Emergency services attended a collision on The Lane in Paget near Trimingham’s Drive at approximately 4.00pm this afternoon [July 7] that appeared to involve an auxiliary cycle.Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel tended to the injured person until an attending ambulance arrived. Details are limited at this time, however we will update... Read more of this article

Drowning Call Ends With Teen Recovered Safely

Drowning Call Ends With Teen Recovered Safely

Emergency services in the east end responded to a 911 call reporting a drowning in Castle Harbour on Thursday evening [July 2] at approximately 8.00pm. A teen male was recovered from the water and met by police and an ambulance at a nearby dock where he was assessed to be okay.A Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesperson said, “On Thursday 2nd... Read more of this article


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