Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw a man arrested after a collision, a disturbance at the Somerset Cricket Club following a football game, a Christmas fundraiser event in St George’s, the ‘Santa Comes To Town’ event in St George’s, swimmers compete in Florida, the St. Paul A.M.E. Church Christmas Concert and various other community and sporting... Read more of this article

Video: St Paul AME Church Christmas Concert

Video: St Paul AME Church Christmas Concert

The Choir of St. Paul A.M.E. Church is holding their annual Christmas Concert this evening [Dec 15], and you can tune in and watch live below. According to the event poster, the event will feature Mr. Jarrett O’Neal, Tislam Swift, Hanan Davis, Khadijah Davis, Tyler Hill, Marvin Allen, Joshua Troutman, Daniel McRath and Bermuda School of Music students. The... Read more of this article

Altercation After Football Match In Somerset

Altercation After Football Match In Somerset

“Several altercations” took place at the Somerset Cricket Club grounds following a football match between Somerset and Boulevard, the police have confirmed, while the club said they plan to investigate and “take appropriate measures which includes the banning of those responsible for this unsavory incident.” A police spokesperson... Read more of this article

BPSU Long Service Awards Honour Employees

BPSU Long Service Awards Honour Employees

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] recently celebrated Caribbean Public Services Day by recognizing 261 public officers who have worked for the Government of Bermuda for more than ten years. A Government spokesperson said, “During the long service awards ceremony, the Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, the Head of the Public... Read more of this article

Minister: Provide Feedback On Race Relations

Minister: Provide Feedback On Race Relations

The Minister of Labour, Community and Sports Lovitta Foggo continues to encourage the public’s feedback regarding consultation on race relations in Bermuda. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will recall that on November 29, Minister Foggo invited the community to visit an online forum to share their views on how “we can better the... Read more of this article

Postponed: Winter Wonderland At Dockyard

Postponed: Winter Wonderland At Dockyard

The Winter Wonderland at the Royal Naval Dockyard scheduled to take place today [Dec 15] has been postponed due to the inclement weather the island is experiencing. A spokesperson for WEDCO said, “Today’s Destination Dockard: Winter Wonderland has been postponed to next week Sunday, December 22, 2019, due to inclement weather and wind intensity.” Related... Read more of this article

Warwick Academy Create ‘Library Makerspace’

Warwick Academy Create ‘Library Makerspace’

In an “effort to better utilize the Library floor space, diversify Library programmes, remain innovative and serve a variety of learning styles,” Warwick Academy has repurposed one end of the Library into a Library Makerspace. A spokesperson said, “Library Makerspaces are informal, creative spaces where Library users can learn, invent,... Read more of this article


Senate: Order Of Business For December 16th

Senate: Order Of Business For December 16th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Monday [Dec 16] and Bill due for their first reading include the National Pension Scheme [Occupational Pensions] Temporary Amendment Act 2019, Children [No. 2] Amendment Act 2019, Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment Act 2019, Economic Substance Amendment [No. 2] Act 2019, Insurance [No. 2] Amendment Act 2019,... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Dec 15th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Dec 15th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that the latest album from Collie Buddz is number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart, Lindo’s donated $500,000 to Friends of Hospice, Shiona Turini has been nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award, Sueallen Lottimore and Lauren D’Amico earned IFBB pro cards and PartnerRe’s ‘Dollars for Hours’ program donated $240,000... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Arrested After Blue Hole Hill Crash

Motorcyclist Arrested After Blue Hole Hill Crash

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a livery cycle crash tonight [Dec 14] on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton Parish. The injured person was transported by ambulance to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Traffic flow was reduced to single lane and sometimes blocked altogether as police investigated the scene. Further details are limited at... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Santa Comes To St. George’s

Photos & Video: Santa Comes To St. George’s

[Updated with photos] The Corporation of St. George is holding their “Santa is Coming to Town” event this evening [Dec 14] at King’s Square in St. George’s. We will have a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 90 minute replay is below:Patrina Powergirl Paynter... Read more of this article

Photos: 300-Foot Barge Docks In St. George’s

Photos: 300-Foot Barge Docks In St. George’s

The tug En Avant 10 and Resolve Marine’s RMG-1000 barge were docked at Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s today [Dec 14], with the marine vessels understood to have stopped by the island to top up on provisions. Muller Dordrecht’s 31 metre tug is fully equipped for offshore rig-moves, seagoing towage, harbour assistance, salvage operations,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Fundraiser In St George’s

Photos & Video: Fundraiser In St George’s

[Updated with photos] A Christmas Fundraiser event is being held today [Dec 14] at St Peter’s Church Hall in St George’s in aid of Chapel of Ease, St Peter’s Church, St George’s Historical Museum. We will have a photo gallery later on and in the meantime the live video replay is below.Items on sale included hot soup with rolls, hot freshly... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Investment In Bermuda’s Hotel Product’

Minister: ‘Investment In Bermuda’s Hotel Product’

The St Regis in St George’s has set the opening date for the first phase of their development for April 2021, the Bermudiana Beach Resort first phase will open in spring 2020, and the new owners of the Fairmont Southampton are “committed to a significant investment in the long-term success of the resort.” This was from Minister of Tourism... Read more of this article

Fundraising Car Wash, Bake Sale Today In Paget

Fundraising Car Wash, Bake Sale Today In Paget

If you are looking to get your vehicle washed while also helping out a good cause, youth racers from the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Association are holding a car wash and bake sale today [Dec 14] at the RUBiS Paget Service Station from 8am – 4pm. The pricing structure is $10 for bikes, $20 for cars, and $30 for trucks. Baked goods will be on sale,... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 14th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 14th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Gencom affiliate acquire Fairmont Southampton hotel, Minister Caines said there has been a ‘reduction in overall crime’, police order Southampton Rangers to close for 24 hours, new children’s book ’Heart of the Dragon,’ an event to celebrate the life of Marcelle Clamens will be held today, hurricane damaged roof repaired with Slate... Read more of this article

Gencom Affiliate Acquire Fairmont Southampton

Gencom Affiliate Acquire Fairmont Southampton

An affiliate of Miami-based Gencom have acquired the Fairmont Southampton — which is the largest hotel in Bermuda –  with the new owners stating they are “committed to a significant investment in the long-term success of the resort. ” The announcement said, “An affiliate of Miami-based Gencom, a leading domestic and international... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Dec 13 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 13 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

Minister: Consolidated Fund Financial Statements

Minister: Consolidated Fund Financial Statements

“I rise today to advise Honourable Members of the completion of the audit of the Consolidated Fund Financial Statements for the year-ended March 31, 2019, which were tabled in this Honourable House today,” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 13] Minister Dickinson said, ”I am pleased... Read more of this article

Police Order Rangers To Close For 24 Hours

Police Order Rangers To Close For 24 Hours

Following a disturbance at the Southampton Rangers Sports Club on Sunday evening [Dec 8], the police have used their authority under the Liquor Licence Act to order them to close for 24 hours – from 10pm on Saturday until 10pm on Sunday. A police spokesperson said, “Following a disturbance at Southampton Rangers Sports Club that occurred... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: St Paul AME Church Christmas Concert

Video: St Paul AME Church Christmas Concert

The Choir of St. Paul A.M.E. Church is holding their annual Christmas Concert this evening [Dec 15], and you can tune in and watch live below. According to the event poster, the event will feature Mr. Jarrett O’Neal, Tislam Swift, Hanan Davis, Khadijah Davis, Tyler Hill, Marvin Allen, Joshua Troutman, Daniel McRath and Bermuda School of Music students. The... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Dec 15th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Dec 15th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that the latest album from Collie Buddz is number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart, Lindo’s donated $500,000 to Friends of Hospice, Shiona Turini has been nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award, Sueallen Lottimore and Lauren D’Amico earned IFBB pro cards and PartnerRe’s ‘Dollars for Hours’ program donated $240,000... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Santa Comes To St. George’s

Photos & Video: Santa Comes To St. George’s

[Updated with photos] The Corporation of St. George is holding their “Santa is Coming to Town” event this evening [Dec 14] at King’s Square in St. George’s. We will have a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 90 minute replay is below:Patrina Powergirl Paynter... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Harness Pony Racing Results

Bermuda Harness Pony Racing Results

The Driving Horse & Pony Club of Bermuda [DHPC] Harness Racing season continued on Saturday [Dec 14] at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street in Devonshire. The full results follow below [PDF here]: Related StoriesResults: Bermuda Harness Pony Racing Bermuda Harness Pony Racing Results Bermuda Harness Pony Racing Weekend... Read more of this article

Outerbridge Competes In Memorial Opener

Outerbridge Competes In Memorial Opener

Quinnae Outerbridge took to the track to represent the University of Hartford at the Joe Donahue Memorial Season Opener at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston. Outerbridge competed in the women’s 800m Section 1 race finishing 8th with a time of 2:29.09. She also ran the third leg for the University of Hartford’s Women’s 4x400m... Read more of this article

Warwick Swimmers Back In Action In Florida

Warwick Swimmers Back In Action In Florida

The final day of preliminaries saw Warwick Academy swimmers back in action during the Speedo Winter Age Group Championships in Florida. In the 15-16 Women’s 200 Yard Butterfly, Taylor White finished 12th with a time of 2:16.69, with a time of 1:15.02, Daria Desmond finished 16th in the 13-14 Women’s 100 Yard Breaststroke. During the 13-14 Women’s... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

‘Consciously You’ Business Set To Launch

‘Consciously You’ Business Set To Launch

A new and upcoming business ‘Consciously You’ — which is focused on creating and sharing beautiful, empowering and uplifting experiences with people from every walk of life — is set to officially launch in 2020. A spokesperson said, “Consciously You is a new and upcoming business focused on creating and sharing beautiful, empowering... Read more of this article

BPSU Long Service Awards Honour Employees

BPSU Long Service Awards Honour Employees

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] recently celebrated Caribbean Public Services Day by recognizing 261 public officers who have worked for the Government of Bermuda for more than ten years. A Government spokesperson said, “During the long service awards ceremony, the Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, the Head of the Public... Read more of this article

Postponed: Winter Wonderland At Dockyard

Postponed: Winter Wonderland At Dockyard

The Winter Wonderland at the Royal Naval Dockyard scheduled to take place today [Dec 15] has been postponed due to the inclement weather the island is experiencing. A spokesperson for WEDCO said, “Today’s Destination Dockard: Winter Wonderland has been postponed to next week Sunday, December 22, 2019, due to inclement weather and wind intensity.” Related... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Video: St Paul AME Church Christmas Concert

Video: St Paul AME Church Christmas Concert

The Choir of St. Paul A.M.E. Church is holding their annual Christmas Concert this evening [Dec 15], and you can tune in and watch live below. According to the event poster, the event will feature Mr. Jarrett O’Neal, Tislam Swift, Hanan Davis, Khadijah Davis, Tyler Hill, Marvin Allen, Joshua Troutman, Daniel McRath and Bermuda School of Music students. The... Read more of this article

Postponed: Winter Wonderland At Dockyard

Postponed: Winter Wonderland At Dockyard

The Winter Wonderland at the Royal Naval Dockyard scheduled to take place today [Dec 15] has been postponed due to the inclement weather the island is experiencing. A spokesperson for WEDCO said, “Today’s Destination Dockard: Winter Wonderland has been postponed to next week Sunday, December 22, 2019, due to inclement weather and wind intensity.” Related... Read more of this article

Christmas Wonderland At Somers Gardens

Christmas Wonderland At Somers Gardens

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Somers Garden in the town of St. George’s is hosting a Christmas Wonderland with holiday decorations on display throughout the property. Admission to the Christmas Wonderland is free for all, with donations accepted, and it will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Related... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Minister Burch On Community Clean-Up Day

Minister Burch On Community Clean-Up Day

The Ministry of Public Works in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful  have planned a series of initiatives to incentivise members of the public to safely dispose of their waste, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 13] the Minister said, ”We are now in the final month of the year and... Read more of this article

New Book: Tiny The Tree Frog Goes Green

New Book: Tiny The Tree Frog Goes Green

Tiny Goes Green – a “fun book with a serious message for kids” written by Elizabeth Mulderig – is aiming to draw attention to the growing problem of plastic waste in Bermuda and abroad. “My good friend Debbie Jackson helped me edit this book. She is very involved in ecology and I could not have written the story without her... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: $240,000 School Donations

Photos & Video: $240,000 School Donations

[Updated with photos] This year, students put in more than 1,400 hours of hard work to help local charities, from supporting a local foodbank, to digging up invasive species for local conservation and enrichment of a local Nursing care home. Thanks to PartnerRe’s Dollars for Hours program – now in its fourteenth year – the students from eight... Read more of this article

CRIME

Altercation After Football Match In Somerset

Altercation After Football Match In Somerset

“Several altercations” took place at the Somerset Cricket Club grounds following a football match between Somerset and Boulevard, the police have confirmed, while the club said they plan to investigate and “take appropriate measures which includes the banning of those responsible for this unsavory incident.” A police spokesperson... Read more of this article

Police Order Rangers To Close For 24 Hours

Police Order Rangers To Close For 24 Hours

Following a disturbance at the Southampton Rangers Sports Club on Sunday evening [Dec 8], the police have used their authority under the Liquor Licence Act to order them to close for 24 hours – from 10pm on Saturday until 10pm on Sunday. A police spokesperson said, “Following a disturbance at Southampton Rangers Sports Club that occurred... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years In U.S. Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years In U.S. Prison

An American man convicted in a U.S. court of sexually assaulting a minor on a seven-day cruise from Boston to Bermuda was sentenced to 3.5 years in a prison, according to the U.S Department of Justice. A statement from the U.S Department of Justice said, “A Mississippi man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for sexually assaulting... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

ICRMC: Digital Transformation Presents Potential

ICRMC: Digital Transformation Presents Potential

Digital transformation presents “incredible potential as organisations seek to deliver greater value to their stakeholders, as with digital transformation there is a social responsibility to ensure that the gap between the skills people have and those needed for jobs or to function in the digital world is minimised.” This was from Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda... Read more of this article

Bermuda Themed Christmas Facebook Covers

Bermuda Themed Christmas Facebook Covers

As the island prepares to start getting into the Christmas spirit, you can e-join in by using these Bermuda-themed Christmas Facebook and Twitter covers, as well as mobile phone wallpapers that turn your social media profile and mobile device into a showcase of both Christmas cheer and island pride!Part of the Bernews network, BermudaCovers.com offers a wide array of... Read more of this article

ICSS Launch “Protect A Senior” Programme

ICSS Launch “Protect A Senior” Programme

Bermuda company ICSS [Investing in Care, Safety & Security] “seeks to affords its clients and their loved ones peace of mind by putting them a press of a button away from contacting emergency services,” and the company has launched an initiative that allows companies to sponsor the service for seniors who cannot afford it. Owners Dwain Smith and Mandela... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Motorcyclist Arrested After Blue Hole Hill Crash

Motorcyclist Arrested After Blue Hole Hill Crash

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a livery cycle crash tonight [Dec 14] on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton Parish. The injured person was transported by ambulance to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Traffic flow was reduced to single lane and sometimes blocked altogether as police investigated the scene. Further details are limited at... Read more of this article

46-Year-Old Motorcyclist In ICU After Collision

46-Year-Old Motorcyclist In ICU After Collision

A 45-year-old male motorcyclist in in the ICU following a collision on Middle Road in Southampton. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:50am Wednesday, December 11th a reported two vehicle collision occurred on Middle Road in Southampton near the junction with Seymour Farm Road. “It appears that a 45-year-old Sandys parish man riding a... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist In ICU After Crash In Warwick

Motorcyclist In ICU After Crash In Warwick

A 35-year-old man is in the Intensive Care Unit after a motorcycle crash on Middle Road in Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:50pm Saturday, December 7th a reported single vehicle motorcycle crash occurred on Middle Road in Warwick near the junction with Khyber Pass. “It appears that a 35-year-old Pembroke man riding a motorcycle... Read more of this article