Photos: Paget Primary Black History Month

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Month

Paget Primary School is holding their always impressive annual Black History Museum event, with this year’s event showcasing Cathy Bassett, Sir Stanley Burgess, Shiona Turini, James Darrell, Neletha Butterfield, Dr. Dorothy Louise Matthews Paynter, Rev Canon Thomas Nisbett, Commissioner Keeva Joell-Benjamin, Randy Horton, and Gita Blakeney Saltus,... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Leader Delivers Budget Reply

Video: OBA Leader Delivers Budget Reply

One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] Leader Jarion Richardson delivered the Opposition’s Reply to the Budget in the House of Assembly today [Feb 23], responding to the 2024 Budget. Your screen will automatically refresh with the latest updates: Related Stories Video: OBA Press Conference On Budget Column: PLP’s Simmons On 2024 Budget AI Powered Improvements... Read more of this article

Skyport Temporarily Closes Air Cargo Terminal

Skyport Temporarily Closes Air Cargo Terminal

Skyport announced that the “Air Cargo Terminal at the L.F. Wade International Airport will be closed for operations on Saturday, February 24, 2024 to allow for a planned utility shutdown at the facility between 5:00 AM and 7:00 PM.” A spokesperson said, “The temporary shutdown is necessary to facilitate ongoing construction works at... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Bermuda Institute Science Fair

Photos & Video: Bermuda Institute Science Fair

Bermuda Institute hosted their Science Fair this week at the Bermuda Institute Auditorium. “Students from Pre-K- Grade 12 have poured their hearts and minds into their projects, ranging from robotics and environmental science to biology and geology,” a spokesperson said. “This fair not only highlights the academic prowess of our students,... Read more of this article

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [Feb 23] and statements listed on the Order Paper include the Caricom- An Update, Update on Fisheries, Update on Road Paving and Equipment, the Tips and Other Gratuities Policy Statement Template, Pursuant to the Employment [Protection of Employee Tips and Other Gratuities]... Read more of this article

Video: Feb 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Feb 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Ajamu Hollis pleads guilty to manslaughter in relation to the death of Daemon Bell, House of Assembly in today, Ministers Michael Weeks and Lt. Col. David Burch on Budget, key allocations and initiatives outlined in the 2024 Budget, Senator Dwayne Robinson on OBA Budget Reply, Social Justice Bermuda urges Cannabis reform, Party People to host virtual... Read more of this article

Community Reflects On Malcolm X’s Legacy

Community Reflects On Malcolm X’s Legacy

Various community groups and personalities came together at Places Place this week to commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. A spokesperson said, “A media conference was held on Wednesday, February 21st at Places Place, marking the anniversary of the assassination of Malcom, with the intention of leveraging the icon’s... Read more of this article


30 Minute Video: Feb 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Feb 22 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 Stories 30 Minute Video: Feb 21... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Rabain & Minister Furbert

Video: Minister Rabain & Minister Furbert

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain and Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert convened a joint post-Budget press conference today [Feb 22], presenting key allocations and initiatives outlined in the 2024 Budget. Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said, “Good day, Bermuda, “I am thrilled to stand before you today to outline our vision and... Read more of this article

Party People To Host Virtual Costume Launch

Party People To Host Virtual Costume Launch

Party People Mas will be hosting a virtual costume launch on February 25th on Instagram. A spokesperson said, “As the anticipation for Carnival in Bermuda builds, Party People Mas is excited to announce its innovative approach to this year’s festivities with the 2024 Virtual Costume Launch – Afro Future. Scheduled for 12pm on Sunday,... Read more of this article

Social Justice Bermuda Urges Cannabis Reform

Social Justice Bermuda Urges Cannabis Reform

Social Justice Bermuda said that it is “crucial that Bermuda introduces a safe and accessible cannabis market for all.” A spokesperson said, “Social Justice Bermuda is a collective of Bermudians who are inspired by the global Black Lives Matter movement and the way that communities around the world are standing together to tackle... Read more of this article

Senator Robinson On OBA Budget Reply

Senator Robinson On OBA Budget Reply

The Opposition is set to present their reply to the 2024 Budget, which will show the OBA’s alternative views on managing the island’s finances, Opposition Senator Dwayne Robinson said, adding that it “will outline our fiscal outlook as well as our social conscience.” Senator Robinson said, “The Opposition is set to present... Read more of this article

Video: Ministers Weeks And Burch On Budget

Video: Ministers Weeks And Burch On Budget

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks and the Minister of Public Works Lt. Col. David A. Burch held a joint post-Budget press conference yesterday [Feb 21]. Minister Weeks’s full statement follows below: Good afternoon everyone, and thank you for joining us today. I am happy to highlight the key initiatives within the Ministry of National... Read more of this article

WeGut2Know Challenge Community Contestants

WeGut2Know Challenge Community Contestants

CariGenetics has launched Gut2Know, with 15 community contestants taking part in the #WeGut2Know National Health Challenge. A spokesperson said, “CariGenetics celebrated a significant milestone at Ignite Bermuda on February 20, 2024, with the official launch of its first product, Gut2Know, the Caribbean’s first gut microbiome test kit. The event... Read more of this article

Honorary Fellows Inducts Three New Fellows

Honorary Fellows Inducts Three New Fellows

John Barritt, Donald Scott, and Cecille Snaith-Simmons were inducted into the Company of Honorary Fellows of Bermuda College. A spokesperson said, “The Company of Honorary Fellows at Bermuda College inducted three new Fellows in ceremonies over the weekend. The Hon. John Barritt, JP, Mr. Donald Scott, and Mrs. Cecille Snaith-Simmons were all... Read more of this article

Somersfield Announces Project Expo Panelists

Somersfield Announces Project Expo Panelists

Somersfield Academy has announced the lineup of panelists set to attend their upcoming Personal Project Expo on February 29. A spokesperson said, “Somersfield Academy is thrilled to announce the lineup of distinguished panelists who have committed to attending the upcoming Personal Project Expo on February 29 from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. “The... Read more of this article

Liam Evans Starts ‘Athletic Edge’ Podcast

Liam Evans Starts ‘Athletic Edge’ Podcast

[Written by Stephen Wright] Liam Evans, a Bermuda national team footballer and certified strength and conditioning coach, has launched a podcast for coaches, athletes, and parents interested in learning more about improving athletic performance. Evans released the first two episodes of The Athletic Edge podcast this week, interviewing Alena Luciani,... Read more of this article

Video: Feb 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Feb 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Motorcyclist injured in crash on St David’s road, Honorary Fellows inducts three new fellows, Neville Ray joins Paradise Mobile as advisor, BTA wins four HSMAI Adrian Awards, FAB advocates for co-management Plan, Caitlyn Bobb wins three gold medals, Fight City Quartet to compete in Ohio and Oliver Betschart wins Texas Junior Open are some of the stories... Read more of this article

Govt To Host 2024 Day Camp Expo On March 3

Govt To Host 2024 Day Camp Expo On March 3

The Department of Sport and Recreation announced the 2024 Day Camp Expo is set to take place on Sunday, March 3 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Bermuda College. Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Owen Darrell said, “As summer approaches, the Day Camp Expo is the perfect opportunity to discover engaging and enriching day camps. With the theme, ‘get... Read more of this article

BTA Wins Four HSMAI Adrian Awards

BTA Wins Four HSMAI Adrian Awards

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has been awarded four HSMAI Adrian Awards for “outstanding marketing and advertising achievements in travel and hospitality.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority is happy to announce that it has been awarded four HSMAI Adrian Awards for outstanding marketing and advertising achievements... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Month

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Month

Paget Primary School is holding their always impressive annual Black History Museum event, with this year’s event showcasing Cathy Bassett, Sir Stanley Burgess, Shiona Turini, James Darrell, Neletha Butterfield, Dr. Dorothy Louise Matthews Paynter, Rev Canon Thomas Nisbett, Commissioner Keeva Joell-Benjamin, Randy Horton, and Gita Blakeney Saltus,... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Leader Delivers Budget Reply

Video: OBA Leader Delivers Budget Reply

One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] Leader Jarion Richardson delivered the Opposition’s Reply to the Budget in the House of Assembly today [Feb 23], responding to the 2024 Budget. Your screen will automatically refresh with the latest updates: Related Stories Video: OBA Press Conference On Budget Column: PLP’s Simmons On 2024 Budget AI Powered Improvements... Read more of this article

Video: Feb 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Feb 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Ajamu Hollis pleads guilty to manslaughter in relation to the death of Daemon Bell, House of Assembly in today, Ministers Michael Weeks and Lt. Col. David Burch on Budget, key allocations and initiatives outlined in the 2024 Budget, Senator Dwayne Robinson on OBA Budget Reply, Social Justice Bermuda urges Cannabis reform, Party People to host virtual... Read more of this article

SPORTS

BNAA Sending Athletes To Speed Capital Meet

BNAA Sending Athletes To Speed Capital Meet

The Bermuda National Athletic Association [BNAA] is sending a cadre of athletes to the Speed Capital meet in West Palm Beach Florida. A spokesperson said, “In conjunction with the recently established partnership with BermudAir, the Bermuda National Athletic Association is sending a cadre of athletes to the Speed Capital meet in West Palm Beach... Read more of this article

Teams Announced For ECVA Championships

Teams Announced For ECVA Championships

The Bermuda Volleyball Association will send Kyle Hamilton and Benjamin Barnett as the men’s team and Megan Hands and Hailey Moss as the women’s team for the 2024 ECVA Beach Volleyball Championships in St. Lucia. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda will be participating in the 2024 Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association [ECVA] Men’s and Women’s... Read more of this article

Results: Six Bermudian Footballers Overseas

Results: Six Bermudian Footballers Overseas

Six Bermuda footballers teams in the UK were in action with mixed results. Justin Donawa Justin Donawa’s first game with Chorley saw them battle tirelessly to claim all three points against league leaders Tamworth at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium. Keziah Martin Keziah Martin was out injured as his teammates Kelsey Mooney and Jimmy Knowles... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

KPMG Releases 2024/25 Budget Snapshot

KPMG Releases 2024/25 Budget Snapshot

Following Premier David Burt’s presentation of the 2024/25 budget on Friday [Feb 16], KPMG has released its analysis and commentary on the budget highlights. A spokesperson said, “Premier David Burt presented the 2024/25 budget on Friday, February 16, 2024. The Government has presented a balanced budget for the first time in over 20 years... Read more of this article

Skyport Temporarily Closes Air Cargo Terminal

Skyport Temporarily Closes Air Cargo Terminal

Skyport announced that the “Air Cargo Terminal at the L.F. Wade International Airport will be closed for operations on Saturday, February 24, 2024 to allow for a planned utility shutdown at the facility between 5:00 AM and 7:00 PM.” A spokesperson said, “The temporary shutdown is necessary to facilitate ongoing construction works at... Read more of this article

AM Best Upgrades CG United, Affirms Coralisle

AM Best Upgrades CG United, Affirms Coralisle

AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating of CG United Insurance Ltd. to ‘A’ (Excellent) while affirming the ‘A’ rating of its parent company, Coralisle Group Ltd., and its operating subsidiaries, citing increased strategic importance and substantial integration. A spokesperson said, “AM Best has upgraded the Financial... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

BSoA Announce Exhibition Lineup On March 1

BSoA Announce Exhibition Lineup On March 1

Bermuda Society of Art [BSOA] has announced an exhibition lineup on March 1, featuring the “To Spring with Love” Exhibition at Onions Gallery, “The Descendants” showcasing the Kemble family’s artistic legacy at Studio A & B, and “20 Years of Graphic Design” commemorating SJDWorld’s anniversary at Edinburgh... Read more of this article

Party People To Host Virtual Costume Launch

Party People To Host Virtual Costume Launch

Party People Mas will be hosting a virtual costume launch on February 25th on Instagram. A spokesperson said, “As the anticipation for Carnival in Bermuda builds, Party People Mas is excited to announce its innovative approach to this year’s festivities with the 2024 Virtual Costume Launch – Afro Future. Scheduled for 12pm on Sunday,... Read more of this article

Met Opera: Live In HD & Encore Series Showing

Met Opera: Live In HD & Encore Series Showing

The Bermuda Opera team is presenting the Met: Live in HD & Encore series in Bermuda on film on Sundays at BUEI at 5.00pm, with the next installment to take place on Sunday [Feb 25]. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Opera Team is proud to present the Met: Live in HD & Encore series in Bermuda [on film]. Don’t miss your chance to see... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

‘Abandoned Vehicles Found On Parklands’

‘Abandoned Vehicles Found On Parklands’

The Department of Parks urges the owners of “abandoned vehicles found on Parklands to come forward and claim their impounded property.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks, in accordance with the Bermuda National Parks Regulations 1988, announces a public notice urging the owners of abandoned vehicles found on... Read more of this article

Paget Marsh Boardwalk Reopens To Public

Paget Marsh Boardwalk Reopens To Public

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] announced that the boardwalk at Paget Marsh Nature Reserve “has now been restored and is once again open to the public.” A spokesperson said, “The 25-year-old boardwalk that extends 335 feet into the heart of the marsh had been closed for four years as it had fallen in disrepair. Wooden stringers, which... Read more of this article

Ag Show Catalogue & Online Application Forms

Ag Show Catalogue & Online Application Forms

The Department of Parks provided an update on the Ag Show — which will take place from April 18 to 20 – noting that the event catalogue is now online, and they have introduced electronic application forms “to streamline the application process and make participation as convenient as possible.” A Government spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Renew Appeal: Murder Of Kyari Flood

Police Renew Appeal: Murder Of Kyari Flood

The police have renewed their appeal for anyone with any information about the murder of Kyari Flood – who was fatally shot in February 2023 — to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:00pm, Monday, February 13, 2023, police received a call from a member of the public who found the lifeless body of a male in a secluded... Read more of this article

Murder Trial Gets Underway In Supreme Court

Murder Trial Gets Underway In Supreme Court

The murder trial of Ajamu Hollis — who is accused of killing off-duty corrections officer Daemon Bell — has started in the Supreme Court. The court heard that Mr Hollis, 47, allegedly used a gardening hoe to hit Mr Bell, who had tried to break up an argument. Mr Bell, who was 49 at the time of his death, was killed in February 2022 in Shelly... Read more of this article

Shooting In Pembroke, No One Injured

Shooting In Pembroke, No One Injured

A shooting occurred in the Pembroke area and there were no reported injuries, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:35 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, police received a 911 call reporting multiple gunshots heard in the Crossland Lane area, Pembroke. “Officers attended and upon arrival, found evidence to confirm... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Column: Preparing Staff For Bermuda’s PIPA

Column: Preparing Staff For Bermuda’s PIPA

[Written by the TLC Group] As Bermuda gears up for the full enforcement of the Personal Information Protection Act 2016 [PIPA] on January 1, 2025, organizations across the island are facing the critical task of ensuring their staff are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to comply with this landmark legislation. But creating and implementing an effective training... Read more of this article

Neville Ray Joins Paradise Mobile As Advisor

Neville Ray Joins Paradise Mobile As Advisor

Paradise Mobile announced that Neville Ray had joined the firm as an advisor. A spokesperson said, “Former T-Mobile President of Technology, Neville Ray, who spurred the telecom behemoth towards significant growth and innovation, is bringing his vast experience to Paradise Mobile as an advisor. “Paradise Mobile today announces that Neville Ray will be lending... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Coney Island Waves

Wallpaper Wednesday: Coney Island Waves

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features an interesting perspective of the water and rocks in the Coney Island area. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image or Instagram story. You can download both sizes... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Motorcyclist Injured In Crash On St David’s Road

Motorcyclist Injured In Crash On St David’s Road

A 22-year-old female motorcyclist was injured in a collision on St. David’s Road this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:30am on Wednesday 21st of February 2024, police and other first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle collision on St. David’s Road, St. George’s. “Initial information suggests that... Read more of this article

Police Investigating Pedestrian & Car Collision

Police Investigating Pedestrian & Car Collision

Police are investigating a collision that occurred last night in Devonshire, in which a car was traveling west along Middle Road “when a young man ran across the street, resulting in a collision” and he then “got up and attempted to leave the scene, narrowly avoiding being struck by another vehicle.” A police spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Bunker Fire & Equipment Issue At Tynes Bay

Bunker Fire & Equipment Issue At Tynes Bay

The Tynes Bay facility had to ‘halt waste reception from commercial operators temporarily’ — the public drop-off service to the general public remains open — due to a bunker fire and technical issue. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the public of an incident at the Tynes Bay... Read more of this article


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