30 Minute Video: March 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 18 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

Plans Underway For Mary Prince Statue

Plans Underway For Mary Prince Statue

Plans for the creation of a statue to honour one of Bermuda’s National Heroes, Mary Prince, are currently in the works at the Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Ministry confirmed this evening. “Mary Prince is famous for her slave narrative The History of Mary Prince [1831], which was the first account of the life of... Read more of this article

Commissioner On Grading, Reports Cards, BUT

Commissioner On Grading, Reports Cards, BUT

Teachers have a “duty to ensure that students and parents are provided with information about their progress,” Commissioner of Education Kalmar Richards said, adding that they thank “principals and teachers for ensuring report cards were provided to our students and parents.” This follows after Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT]... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Old & New Oleander Cross Paths

Photos/Video: Old & New Oleander Cross Paths

It was a case of ‘seeing double’ this morning [March 18] as the new Oleander passed by the old Oleander, which was departing the island after serving our import needs for almost 30 years. This occurred as Bermuda Container Line’s new custom-built Oleander arrived in Bermuda from China on Friday, and the old Oleander was sold, renamed... Read more of this article

Bermuda Win Medals At Special Olympics

Bermuda Win Medals At Special Olympics

Bermuda’s athletes have made an excellent start at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, claiming two medals and a number of top finishes. Equestrian Eden Woollery claimed the silver medal in Level CS English Working Trials, while Carlton Thompson claimed the bronze medal in the singles bowling competition.Danielle Gibbons finished... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session again on Monday [March 18] with Bills scheduled for their second reading including the Children Amendment Act 2018, Land Tax Amendment Act 2019, Customs Tariff Amendment Act 2019, Liquor Licence Amendment Act 2019 and Dental Practitioners Amendment Act 2019. Update: Live broadcast has concluded,... Read more of this article

Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

A wreath laying was held at the HMS Jervis Bay memorial in Albuoy’s Point yesterday morning [March 17], with Chris Davison laying the wreath in memory of his father, Thomas Davison, a survivor of the Jervis Bay tragedy of 1940. In attendance were the Bermuda Sea Cadets, Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling, Hamilton Town Crier Ed Christopher, Canon... Read more of this article


Muslim Community Thank Everyone For Support

Muslim Community Thank Everyone For Support

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Bermuda strongly condemned the despicable attack against peaceful worshippers in New Zealand, and expressed their thanks to everyone in Bermuda who spoke out “against this atrocity and showed their support to the local Muslim Community.” Their comments follow after the horrific terrorist attack in New Zealand... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Bermuda Gymnastics Challenge

Photos & Video: Bermuda Gymnastics Challenge

The Bermuda Gymnastics Association [BGA] hosted their 9th annual Bermuda International Gymnastics Challenge on Saturday [March 16] at the National Training Center in St. David’s. Over 100 athletes from Bermuda, Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, and the United States competed in several levels of USAG and USAIGC competition throughout the day. This... Read more of this article

Drones: No-Fly Zones Over Westgate, Police HQ

Drones: No-Fly Zones Over Westgate, Police HQ

[Updated with maps] Following at least three incidents involving drones over Westgate Correctional Facility, officials have issued new directions for the flying of drones, with restricted fly zones over Westgate, Police Headquarters at Prospect, and an update to the no-fly zone at the airport. The BCAA said, “As of March 15th 2019, the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: BHCS Patients & Lawyers Meet Over Files

Video: BHCS Patients & Lawyers Meet Over Files

A number of people attended a meeting at the Dr. E. F. Gordon Hall on Wednesday evening [March 13] as patients of the BHCS and Brown-Darrell medical clinics whose records were seized by members of the Bermuda Police Service in 2017 waited to hear an update from the lawyers. Jerome Lynch QC asked any patients who wanted to hand over their records to... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s Pirates of Bermuda fundraising event, Bermuda International Gymnastics Challenge, people shave their heads at the St Baldrick’s event and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:“Stand-Alone Legislation For St.... Read more of this article

“Stand-Alone Legislation For St. George’s”

“Stand-Alone Legislation For St. George’s”

Government will develop “stand-alone legislation for St. George’s”, Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban pledged saying that “MPs Renee Ming and Kim Swan made a solid case on behalf of the people they represent and serve, and we listened”. A spokesperson said, “Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban on Friday reconfirmed... Read more of this article

Photos, Video & Results: RES Equestrian Show

Photos, Video & Results: RES Equestrian Show

The RES Hunter Jumper Show – Series 2 was held over the weekend at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street with the final events taking place this afternoon [March 17]. The series comprises of two weekend events of competition with the first taking place back in January. The 22-minute live video replay:Camryn Lines on Jack of Hearts came... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo Commends Special Olympians

Minister Foggo Commends Special Olympians

Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, Lovitta Foggo has expressed words of encouragement and congratulations to Bermuda’s athletes who are currently competing in the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi. They are taking part in track & field, tennis, bowling and equestrian events.“I am so proud of Bermuda’s 13-strong team... Read more of this article

Students Attend Youth Empowerment Summit

Students Attend Youth Empowerment Summit

Providing the tools for solid leadership skills was the purpose of the Youth Empowerment Summit [YES!] held Friday [March 15] at the Hamilton Princess hotel. Over 100 student leaders from all primary, middle and high schools in the Bermuda Public School System participated in an event designed specifically to develop and broaden leadership skills. The... Read more of this article

Photos: Warwick Academy Art Exam Exhibition

Photos: Warwick Academy Art Exam Exhibition

Some extremely artistic creations were on display as Warwick Academy IB Art students held their Art Show exhibiting their exam pieces. “Each student had to pick 11 pieces of art work that they had produced over the past two years for their examination. They need to provide a written explanation as to why they chose the pieces they did and then... Read more of this article

Hasty Pudding Theatricals From March 20 – 22

Hasty Pudding Theatricals From March 20 – 22

For the last fifty-four years, one of the oldest theatrical troupes in the US, familiarly known as Hasty Pudding, has been bringing its unique and somewhat unconventional yet infectious brand of satirical, pun-filled comedy to Bermuda. Hailing from Harvard University, the cast and crew of Ivy League students stage an annual production featuring an all-male... Read more of this article

Simons Wins Two Events In EyeOpener Meet

Simons Wins Two Events In EyeOpener Meet

Bermuda’s Trey Simons, who attends and represents Morehouse College, competed in the Savannah State EyeOpener Track Meet racing to victory in two events.Simons won the Men’s 5,000 Meter race clocking a time of 15:38.00, and also won the Men’s 3,000 Steeplechase crossing the line in a time of 9:40.05. The full SSU Eyeopener Individual... Read more of this article

Video: Zeiko Lewis Scores For Charleston Team

Video: Zeiko Lewis Scores For Charleston Team

Bermuda’s Zeiko Lewis scored for Charleston Battery as they defeated Hartford Athletic by a score of 2-1 this weekend. The club’s match report said, “The Charleston Battery defeated Hartford Athletic 2-1 on Saturday night at MUSC Health Stadium. “Zeiko Lewis, making his first USL Championship appearance opened the scoring in... Read more of this article

Aerial Video: New Oleander Arrives In Bermuda

Aerial Video: New Oleander Arrives In Bermuda

Bermuda Container Line’s brand new Oleander ship arrived in Bermuda in Friday, with the custom-built container and roll-on/roll-off vessel replacing the old Oleander which served the island’s importing needs for almost 30 years. Video by Bermuda Aerial Media:The company previously said, “BCL’s new Oleander is as fast and is more fuel... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday March 17th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday March 17th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Lamont Marshall broke a 33-year-old record, Fueling 4 A Cause donated $31,000 to charity, a Cahow chick hatched live on camera, Bermuda College maths lecturer Troy Ashby is claiming another Bermuda record for memorisation of digits behind Pi at 12,000, and Elle gave Bermuda a shout out by saying, “Pale pink sand and crystal clear waters... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Pirates Of Bermuda Fundraiser

Photos & Video: Pirates Of Bermuda Fundraiser

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Sloop Foundation held their annual Pirates of Bermuda fundraising event this afternoon [March 16], with people ‘walking the plank’ in Hamilton Harbour to help raise money for a good cause. Branwen Smith-King, Executive Director of BSF previously said, “We are so fortunate to have these brave and loyal... Read more of this article

Applications Open For St. George’s Youth Council

Applications Open For St. George’s Youth Council

The Corporation of St. George is introducing the St.George Future Leaders Council, which they said is the official youth council for the Town of St. George. “We are now accepting applications for the 2019 year,” a spokesperson said. “Developing our young people is essential to ensure the continued success of our town! Are you or someone... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda At Special Olympics Opening

Video: Bermuda At Special Olympics Opening

Bermuda’s team joined thousands of athletes from 200 nations around the world at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, with the island’s team accompanied by two Gombeys as they entered the stadium.His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the start of Special Olympics World Games at... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: March 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 18 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

Photos/Video: Old & New Oleander Cross Paths

Photos/Video: Old & New Oleander Cross Paths

It was a case of ‘seeing double’ this morning [March 18] as the new Oleander passed by the old Oleander, which was departing the island after serving our import needs for almost 30 years. This occurred as Bermuda Container Line’s new custom-built Oleander arrived in Bermuda from China on Friday, and the old Oleander was sold, renamed... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Bermuda Gymnastics Challenge

Photos & Video: Bermuda Gymnastics Challenge

The Bermuda Gymnastics Association [BGA] hosted their 9th annual Bermuda International Gymnastics Challenge on Saturday [March 16] at the National Training Center in St. David’s. Over 100 athletes from Bermuda, Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, and the United States competed in several levels of USAG and USAIGC competition throughout the day. This... Read more of this article

SPORTS

BFA: FA Cup Semi-Final Game Time Changed

BFA: FA Cup Semi-Final Game Time Changed

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] has announced that the F.A. Cup Semi-final between X-Roads and Dandy Town scheduled for Saturday, March 30th at Goose Gosling Field will now kick-off at 9.00pm. A spokesperson said, “The F.A. Cup Semi-final between X-Roads/D.Town scheduled for Saturday, March 30th at Goose Gosling Field will kick-off at 9:00pm.” Related... Read more of this article

Smith & Richardson Win Ironman 70.3 Divisions

Smith & Richardson Win Ironman 70.3 Divisions

Kent Richardson and Karen Smith both won their Age Group Divisions while competing in the Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico.Smith clocked an overall time of 4:56:24, winning the Women’s 50-54 Age Group Division, ranking as the sixth female finisher and 78th overall. She recorded a time of 30:48 during the swim and 2:36:22 on the bike course before closing... Read more of this article

Bermuda Win Medals At Special Olympics

Bermuda Win Medals At Special Olympics

Bermuda’s athletes have made an excellent start at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, claiming two medals and a number of top finishes. Equestrian Eden Woollery claimed the silver medal in Level CS English Working Trials, while Carlton Thompson claimed the bronze medal in the singles bowling competition.Danielle Gibbons finished... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Blue Bison Launches Payroll Tax HR Solution

Blue Bison Launches Payroll Tax HR Solution

Blue Bison, the software division of Paragon GRC Bermuda, is officially launching their HRM/payroll software solution that has been modified to support the calculation and reporting of Bermuda’s progressive payroll tax regime. “Blue Bison is currently used to administer local offshore payroll and work permit processing by more than 7,000... Read more of this article

ABIR & Lloyd’s To Host “Lloyd’s Market Update’

ABIR & Lloyd’s To Host “Lloyd’s Market Update’

The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers [ABIR] and Lloyd’s of London will be hosting a “Lloyd’s Market Briefing” today [March 18] in Bermuda. The milestone event will feature insights from Lloyd’s Chair Bruce Carnegie-Brown. He will be joined by Jon Hancock, Director of Performance Management of Lloyd’s. Comments will also be... Read more of this article

Kleinert To Spotlight Millennials At BDA Forum

Kleinert To Spotlight Millennials At BDA Forum

TED speaker, entrepreneur, and award-winning author Jared Kleinert will explore the nature and impact of high-achieving millennials during his lunchtime keynote at a Bermuda industry forum in New York Thursday. Kleinert, named USA Today’s “Most Connected Millennial,” a “Champion for Humanity” by the United Nations, and a delegate to President... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Berkeley Institute Alumni Quiz Night On April 13

Berkeley Institute Alumni Quiz Night On April 13

The Berkeley Institute Alumni, under the auspices of The Berkeley Educational Society, will be holding a Quiz Night at The Lower Atrium of Berkeley Institute on April 13, 2019. Doors will open at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. A spokesperson said, “This event is planned not just for Berkeley Alumni for all adult members of the public. We especially... Read more of this article

Hasty Pudding Theatricals From March 20 – 22

Hasty Pudding Theatricals From March 20 – 22

For the last fifty-four years, one of the oldest theatrical troupes in the US, familiarly known as Hasty Pudding, has been bringing its unique and somewhat unconventional yet infectious brand of satirical, pun-filled comedy to Bermuda. Hailing from Harvard University, the cast and crew of Ivy League students stage an annual production featuring an all-male... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Pirates Of Bermuda Fundraiser

Photos & Video: Pirates Of Bermuda Fundraiser

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Sloop Foundation held their annual Pirates of Bermuda fundraising event this afternoon [March 16], with people ‘walking the plank’ in Hamilton Harbour to help raise money for a good cause. Branwen Smith-King, Executive Director of BSF previously said, “We are so fortunate to have these brave and loyal... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

‘Strengthen Stewardship Of The Sargasso Sea’

‘Strengthen Stewardship Of The Sargasso Sea’

Earlier today [March 13] the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban delivered welcome remarks at the opening of a workshop hosted by the Sargasso Sea Commission at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences to discuss, ‘Next Steps to Strengthen Stewardship of the Sargasso Sea’.This past Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the initial signing... Read more of this article

Video: Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

Video: Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

At approximately 10.30pm on Saturday night, viewers from around the world watched as the Cahow egg in burrow #832 began to hatch on the nonsuchisland.com CahowCam2. “The first hint that something was going on was a broken egg shell,” said Nonsuch Expeditions Team Leader and CahowCam developer Jean-Pierre Rouja. “Then, around 11.30pm,... Read more of this article

Fifth Anniversary Of Sargasso Sea Declaration

Fifth Anniversary Of Sargasso Sea Declaration

This week, the Sargasso Sea Commission returns to Bermuda to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea, alongside its Signatory governments and collaborating partners. To coincide with this milestone, the Sargasso Sea Commission is hosting a workshop at the Bermuda... Read more of this article

CRIME

Video: Police On Attempted Robbery In Warwick

Video: Police On Attempted Robbery In Warwick

Police responded to an attempted robbery this afternoon [March 13] at Bo’s Lawn and Gardening on Middle Road in Warwick, with the police confirming that the business owner “wrestled the man to the ground” before the suspect eventually escaped. A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 2.00pm today, police responded to a report of... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Czech Republic national Josef Vlcek has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for importing over $9.5 million worth of heroin. Vlcek was previously found guilty by a jury of importing the heroin, which the court heard marked the largest volume of heroin ever imported into Bermuda for which there has been a trial, according to ZBM news. Prosecutors had... Read more of this article

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Child Porn Charges

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Child Porn Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Devonshire man accused of accused seven counts of accessing child pornography images and videos saw his trial begin in front of an eight-woman, four-man jury. The prosecution claims that over 1,200 pictures and videos were accessed by the man. The 30-year old defendant has denied all the charges. The man allegedly accessed... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Blue Bison Launches Payroll Tax HR Solution

Blue Bison Launches Payroll Tax HR Solution

Blue Bison, the software division of Paragon GRC Bermuda, is officially launching their HRM/payroll software solution that has been modified to support the calculation and reporting of Bermuda’s progressive payroll tax regime. “Blue Bison is currently used to administer local offshore payroll and work permit processing by more than 7,000 employees each month... Read more of this article

Did You Lose A Drone On Cooper’s Island?

Did You Lose A Drone On Cooper’s Island?

A drone has been turned in to Hamilton Police Station this morning [March 18] and the police said they would like to return the drone to its rightful owner.A police spokesperson said, “A drone has been turned in to Hamilton Police Station this morning [March 18th]. It was found at Cooper’s Island on Sunday, March 17th. “We would like to return the drone to its... Read more of this article

Drones: No-Fly Zones Over Westgate, Police HQ

Drones: No-Fly Zones Over Westgate, Police HQ

[Updated with maps] Following at least three incidents involving drones over Westgate Correctional Facility, officials have issued new directions for the flying of drones, with restricted fly zones over Westgate, Police Headquarters at Prospect, and an update to the no-fly zone at the airport. The BCAA said, “As of March 15th 2019, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Photos & Video: Van Crash In Hamilton Parish

Photos & Video: Van Crash In Hamilton Parish

[Updated] Emergency personnel responded to North Shore Road in Hamilton parish today [March 12] after a collision occurred which resulted in the van landing on its side, and appearing to bring down power lines.A police spokesperson said there was a “single vehicle collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish outside of Francis Patton School,”... Read more of this article

Condolence Book Opens For Paul Njoroge

Condolence Book Opens For Paul Njoroge

A condolence book has opened for people to express their sympathies to Paul Njoroge whose family were tragically killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, with Mr Njoroge’s wife, three small children and mother in law all on the flight that crashed on Sunday. In a tragedy of indescribable proportions, the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly... Read more of this article

Condolences Expressed After Tragic Plane Crash

Condolences Expressed After Tragic Plane Crash

Condolences are being expressed for local resident Paul Njoroge whose family were tragically killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, with Mr Njoroge’s wife, three small children and mother in law all on the flight that crashed on Sunday. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The... Read more of this article