Minister Hayward Attends Investopia In UAE

Minister Hayward Attends Investopia In UAE

Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward attended the Investopia conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Economy and Labour is pleased to provide a further update on the Minister of Economy and Labour, the Hon. Jason Hayward, JP, MP’s visit to the United Arab Emirates. “Minister Hayward attended... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Majorettes At Skyport Magic Mile

Photos & Video: Majorettes At Skyport Magic Mile

Spectators at the Skyport Magic Mile were treated to pre-event entertainment courtesy of the PHC Majorettes, who performed just before the event got underway at the National Sports Center this weekend. You can view photo galleries from the running races here and here, a 5-hour live video replay here, and all our coverage of the event here. ... Read more of this article

Photo Set II: 2024 Skyport Magic Mile Races

Photo Set II: 2024 Skyport Magic Mile Races

Hundreds of the island’s budding young athletes — starting from only 4-years-old — hit the track this weekend, taking part in the Skyport Magic Mile at the Flora Duffy Stadium at the National Sports Centre. The 4 to 5-year-old boys and girls ran one lap of the track; the 6 to 7-year-old boys and girls completed two laps; the 8 to 9-year-old... Read more of this article

Northlands Choir Featured On Kirk Franklin’s IG

Northlands Choir Featured On Kirk Franklin’s IG

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain commended the talented students at Northlands Primary School for their rendition of Kirk Franklin’s “Bless Me,” which garnered recognition from the renowned gospel artist on Instagram. A spokesperson said, “The Minister of Education Diallo Rabain JP, MP extends congratulations to the incredibly... Read more of this article

Photos & 360: Lindo’s To Lindo’s Race & Walk

Photos & 360: Lindo’s To Lindo’s Race & Walk

The Lindo’s to Lindo’s Road Race was held this morning [March 3] with Sean Trott and Gayle Lindsay racing to victory in the 10K, while Mike Watson and Laura Wright won the 4 mile competitive walk. Sean Trott won his third Lindo’s to Lindo’s 10K Run title after finishing in time of 34min 42sec. Trott, who won the race last year and in 2019, finished... Read more of this article

Saundre Simmons Wins By Stoppage

Saundre Simmons Wins By Stoppage

[Written by Stephen Wright] Boxer Saundre “Dash” Simmons won his third straight fight after stopping Marcell Sams Jr in the first round in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday [March 2]. It appeared to be a glancing left hook that dropped Sams [1-10], who rose to his feet but showed little interest in continuing, with the referee stopping the contest... Read more of this article

Photo Set 1: 2024 Skyport Magic Mile

Photo Set 1: 2024 Skyport Magic Mile

The Skyport Magic Mile was held at the Flora Duffy South Field National Sports Center this weekend, featuring hundreds of the island’s young runners in action at the always popular annual event. The event was founded by the Bermuda Pacers Track Club, which continues to organise the annual children’s race, supported by title sponsor Skyport... Read more of this article


Videos: Lindo’s To Lindo’s Race Finish Line

Videos: Lindo’s To Lindo’s Race Finish Line

[Updated] The Lindo’s to Lindo’s Road Race — which is marking its 25th anniversary — is underway this morning [March 3] with runners and walkers taking part to raise money for charity. We will have the results and a photo gallery later on, and you can watch the live video below. 1 hour live replay of the finish line Update 9.54am: Sean... Read more of this article

Leverock Retires From International Cricket

Leverock Retires From International Cricket

[Written by Stephen Wright] Kamau Leverock has announced his retirement from international cricket in the wake of Bermuda’s exit from the Super Six Stage of the ICC World Cup Challenge League Play-off in Malaysia. The all-rounder was absent from the Bermuda team that lost to Bahrain by 30 runs [DLS Method] at the Bayuemas Oval, Pandamaran, today [March... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday March 3rd “Good News” Spotlight

Video: Sunday March 3rd “Good News” Spotlight

News that Bengt and Brigitta Nygren donated $500,000 to the Bermuda Hospitals Board, Shawnae Brangman earned the Public Service Excellence Award for January, Kennette Burgess was named a 40 Under 40 honouree, the Bermuda Centre for Creative Learning’s February Freeze raised $6,300, and One Communications employees volunteered with Meals on Wheels... Read more of this article

Live Video & Updates: Skyport Magic Mile

Live Video & Updates: Skyport Magic Mile

The always popular Skyport Magic Mile event is being held today [March 2] at the Flora Duffy Stadium at the National Sports Centre, and we will be providing live updates, photos and video as the island’s young runners hit the track. Your screen will automatically refresh with the latest updates: Related Stories Sol Delighted To Sponsor... Read more of this article

Photos: Warwick Academy Holds Career Expo

Photos: Warwick Academy Holds Career Expo

Senior school students at Warwick Academy had the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of careers during the school’s Career Expo held earlier this week, with over thirty businesses in attendance, providing students with insights about possible future career paths. Related Stories Photos:... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On UN Gender Equality Program

Minister Updates On UN Gender Equality Program

Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [March 1], Minister of Youth, Social Development and Seniors Tinée Furbert provided an update on the United Nations Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund Programme: “Building Back Equal through Innovative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.” The Minister’s full statement... Read more of this article

Feb 2024: Top 10 Bernews Instagram Photos

Feb 2024: Top 10 Bernews Instagram Photos

During February 2024, the top 10 ‘most liked’ photos on the Bernews Instagram page included a turtle, Tanisha Edwards’ appointment, Aeziah Divine joining Microlise Cresswell Racing, Malachi Symonds announced as the OBA candidate for Constituency 15, young runners at MAAC Dash At Dark, BSOA’s ‘Whayasayin’?’ Exhibition, sea glass on... Read more of this article

Video: March 2nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: March 2nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

The Skyport Magic Mile is being held today, legislation to protect employee tips in effect, Minister Jason Hayward holds meetings in UAE, BNT opens registration for Palm Sunday Walk, WeSpeak empowers young women to speak out, David Gibbons recognized by Captive Review and BELCO now accepting scholarships applications are some of the stories in this... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: March 1 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 1 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 29... Read more of this article

Legislation To Protect Employee Tips In Effect

Legislation To Protect Employee Tips In Effect

The Ministry of Economy and Labour reminded the public that the Employment [Protection of Employee Tips and Other Gratuities] Amendment Act 2023 and the Procedural Guidance for determining the distribution of tips and other gratuities comes into effect today [March 1]. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is reminded that the Amendment... Read more of this article

BELCO Now Accepting Scholarships Applications

BELCO Now Accepting Scholarships Applications

BELCO advised that applications are now being accepted for the Company’s scholarship opportunities that are available to Bermudian students. A spokesperson said, “The application process opens today, 1 March 2024, and closes on 30 April 2024. There are several scholarships and awards available that will be awarded to prospective employees of the... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Majorettes At Skyport Magic Mile

Photos & Video: Majorettes At Skyport Magic Mile

Spectators at the Skyport Magic Mile were treated to pre-event entertainment courtesy of the PHC Majorettes, who performed just before the event got underway at the National Sports Center this weekend. You can view photo galleries from the running races here and here, a 5-hour live video replay here, and all our coverage of the event here. ... Read more of this article

Videos: Lindo’s To Lindo’s Race Finish Line

Videos: Lindo’s To Lindo’s Race Finish Line

[Updated] The Lindo’s to Lindo’s Road Race — which is marking its 25th anniversary — is underway this morning [March 3] with runners and walkers taking part to raise money for charity. We will have the results and a photo gallery later on, and you can watch the live video below. 1 hour live replay of the finish line Update 9.54am: Sean... Read more of this article

Video: March 2nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: March 2nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

The Skyport Magic Mile is being held today, legislation to protect employee tips in effect, Minister Jason Hayward holds meetings in UAE, BNT opens registration for Palm Sunday Walk, WeSpeak empowers young women to speak out, David Gibbons recognized by Captive Review and BELCO now accepting scholarships applications are some of the stories in this... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photo Set II: 2024 Skyport Magic Mile Races

Photo Set II: 2024 Skyport Magic Mile Races

Hundreds of the island’s budding young athletes — starting from only 4-years-old — hit the track this weekend, taking part in the Skyport Magic Mile at the Flora Duffy Stadium at the National Sports Centre. The 4 to 5-year-old boys and girls ran one lap of the track; the 6 to 7-year-old boys and girls completed two laps; the 8 to 9-year-old... Read more of this article

Donna Raynor Presents Medals At World Indoors

Donna Raynor Presents Medals At World Indoors

Donna Raynor presented her first medals as a World Athletics Council member at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday [March 2]. Raynor, who became the first Bermudian elected to the governing body last summer, awarded medals to the podium finishers in the women’s 60 metres final at the Emirates Arena. Julien Alfred,... Read more of this article

2024 Skyport Magic Mile Youth Race Results

2024 Skyport Magic Mile Youth Race Results

[Written by Stephen Wright] Joseph Cechini and Jaeda Grant were crowned the 12-15 champions in the Skyport Magic Mile at the Flora Duffy Stadium yesterday [March 2]. Cechini won the combined boys and girls race in a time of 5min 22.47sec, with Grant coming fifth overall and the fastest girl in 6:01.77. Hasim Ming was the top performer in the boys’... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Minister Hayward Attends Investopia In UAE

Minister Hayward Attends Investopia In UAE

Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward attended the Investopia conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Economy and Labour is pleased to provide a further update on the Minister of Economy and Labour, the Hon. Jason Hayward, JP, MP’s visit to the United Arab Emirates. “Minister Hayward attended... Read more of this article

Axis Appoints Stephen Lord & Robert Barriero

Axis Appoints Stephen Lord & Robert Barriero

AXIS Capital named Stephen Lord as Global Chief Information Officer and Robert Barriero as Global Head of Strategic Sourcing and Corporate Real Estate. A spokesperson said, “AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced today the hiring and appointment of Stephen Lord as Global Chief Information Officer [CIO] and Robert Barriero as Global Head of Strategic... Read more of this article

AM Best Affirms Validus Re’s Excellent Ratings

AM Best Affirms Validus Re’s Excellent Ratings

Following a review, AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A [Excellent] and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. and Validus Reinsurance [Switzerland] Ltd. The ratings agency said, “AM Best has removed from under review with developing implications and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A [Excellent]... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos & Video: Majorettes At Skyport Magic Mile

Photos & Video: Majorettes At Skyport Magic Mile

Spectators at the Skyport Magic Mile were treated to pre-event entertainment courtesy of the PHC Majorettes, who performed just before the event got underway at the National Sports Center this weekend. You can view photo galleries from the running races here and here, a 5-hour live video replay here, and all our coverage of the event here. ... Read more of this article

Northlands Choir Featured On Kirk Franklin’s IG

Northlands Choir Featured On Kirk Franklin’s IG

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain commended the talented students at Northlands Primary School for their rendition of Kirk Franklin’s “Bless Me,” which garnered recognition from the renowned gospel artist on Instagram. A spokesperson said, “The Minister of Education Diallo Rabain JP, MP extends congratulations to the incredibly... Read more of this article

BNT Opens Registration For Palm Sunday Walk

BNT Opens Registration For Palm Sunday Walk

Registration is open for the 49th Palm Sunday Walk, which will be held by the Bermuda National Trust starting in Warwick Parish on March 24th. A spokesperson said, “Registration is now open for the Bermuda National Trust’s popular Palm Sunday Walk, now in its 49th year! “This year the walk will be held in Warwick Parish. As always, it... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

BNT Opens Registration For Palm Sunday Walk

BNT Opens Registration For Palm Sunday Walk

Registration is open for the 49th Palm Sunday Walk, which will be held by the Bermuda National Trust starting in Warwick Parish on March 24th. A spokesperson said, “Registration is now open for the Bermuda National Trust’s popular Palm Sunday Walk, now in its 49th year! “This year the walk will be held in Warwick Parish. As always, it... Read more of this article

2024 Parish Garden Competition Launched

2024 Parish Garden Competition Launched

The Department of Health and the Grow.Eat.Save Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is launching the 2024 Bermuda Parish Garden Competition, themed ‘Let’s Grow Together’ A Government spokesperson said, “This initiative encourages residents and organizations... Read more of this article

Minister On Ocean Prosperity Programme

Minister On Ocean Prosperity Programme

The draft plan of the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme will soon be released to the public for comment, Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 23] the Minister said, “I rise today to update this Honourable House on the work being undertaken on the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme. “Initiated... Read more of this article

CRIME

Shooting In Paget, No One Injured

Shooting In Paget, No One Injured

The police are investigating a confirmed firearm incident that occurred around 12:55am this morning [Feb 27] outside a Tribe Road Number 5, Paget home, stating that “limited information indicates that two potential suspects were travelling together on a motorcycle in the area, at the time the gunshots were heard.” A police spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Three Arrested, Cash & Suspected Drugs Seized

Three Arrested, Cash & Suspected Drugs Seized

Three people have been arrested and a “quantity of suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia, and cash” has been seized, the police confirmed today. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] issued a public advisory on 20th February 2024, concerning the suspected presence of fentanyl-laced heroin in the community, which... Read more of this article

Six Males Involved In ‘Disturbance’ In Warwick

Six Males Involved In ‘Disturbance’ In Warwick

There was a “disturbance at Warwick Pharmacy carpark” in which “approximately six males were involved and two of them had brandished knives” and this “incident is believed to be linked” with the shooting which occurred later that day in Southampton, the police said. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:55... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Column: Cybersecurity, Understanding & More

Column: Cybersecurity, Understanding & More

[Column written by The TLC Group of Companies] Fostering a Culture of Understanding In the world of cybersecurity and data protection, it’s not uncommon to hear about the latest data breaches, security lapses, and phishing incidents. We often focus on the technical aspects of these events, analysing the vulnerabilities, patches, and encryption methods. But what about... Read more of this article

Mikaela Ian Pearman Instagram Workshop

Mikaela Ian Pearman Instagram Workshop

Mikaela Ian Pearman, owner of Mikaela Ian PR, will host a comprehensive workshop this weekend for small businesses and budding content creators who want to rapidly increase their instagram audience. A spokesperson said, “This workshop, Instagram Growth: Crafting Compelling Content for Audience Expansion, is designed to empower small businesses and aspiring content... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Butterfly Bermuda Flag

Wallpaper Wednesday: Butterfly Bermuda Flag

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features the Bermuda flag fluttering on vibrant pink butterflies. 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 below, and check... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Employer’s Annual Report Of Accidents Form

Employer’s Annual Report Of Accidents Form

The Occupational Safety and Health Office is “reminding all employers that the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 2009 require every employer to submit an annual report of the number of accidents, dangerous occurrences and injuries that occurred at the workplace during the calendar year, January to December.” A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

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


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