37 ‘Abandoned & Derelict’ Boats To Be Removed

37 ‘Abandoned & Derelict’ Boats To Be Removed

37 “abandoned and derelict boats” will be “removed from the water and disposed of,” the Ministry advised today, with the boats located in the Riddell’s Bay, Lagoon Park, Stock’s Harbour, Marginal Wharf, St. George’s Harbour and Great Bay areas. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Ministry of Transport, Department... Read more of this article

Children 12 And Above Can Receive A Booster

Children 12 And Above Can Receive A Booster

“The booster vaccine is now available to anyone 12 or older who has had their second Covid vaccination dose a minimum of 6 months ago,” the Ministry advised this evening. In releasing today’s test results, a Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health advises that children 12 and above can receive a booster if it has been... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Jan 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Jan 17 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: Jan 14... Read more of this article

603 Positive, 1953 Active, 13 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

603 Positive, 1953 Active, 13 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

The Ministry received 6035 test results – spanning three days — and 603 were positive, so active cases have increased to a record high 1953, and 13 people are in hospital, with 2 people in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 6035 test results, and 603 were positive for Covid-19. “These... Read more of this article

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

“Effective January 17, 2022, registered health service providers have been granted the ability to provide Covid-19 rapid antigen testing, and issue the corresponding fit-to-fly certificates for individuals traveling to the United States,” a memo from BHEC said. A spokesperson said, “As of noon today, the Bermuda Health Council [BHEC] issued... Read more of this article

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Officers intercepted a drone which breached the perimeter of Westgate and “upon inspection of the drone by Corrections Officers, several high risk articles were identified and seized” and a 31-year-old man has been arrested, the police confirmed today.A police spokesperson said, “On Friday 14th January, 2022, Police conducted a joint... Read more of this article

Motorist Caught Speeding Twice In 30 Minutes

Motorist Caught Speeding Twice In 30 Minutes

One motorist was clocked at 81kmph in St. Georges and 30 minutes later the same motorist was recorded doing 60kmph in Warwick, while another motorist was clocked at 103kmph and “narrowly missed hitting three officers,” the police said as they provided an update on Operation Vega checkpoints this past weekend. The Bermuda Police Service... Read more of this article


Man Arrested Following Assault At Playground

Man Arrested Following Assault At Playground

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a 51-year-old woman yesterday afternoon [Jan 16] at the Parson’s Road playground. A police spokesperson said, “A forty-one-year old male has been arrested in connection with a reported physical assault on a fifty-one-year old female. “Police received a call shortly before 3:00... Read more of this article

Meyer Group Promotes Konika Spence

Meyer Group Promotes Konika Spence

The Meyer Group of Companies announced that Konika Spence has been promoted to Assistant Manager of Meyer Freight Ltd. A spokesperson said, “Konika has been a part of the Meyer Team for six years and has eighteen years’ experience in the shipping industry. “In this position, she will lend support to the division Vice President and be responsible... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid As Osagi Bascome Laid To Rest

Tributes Paid As Osagi Bascome Laid To Rest

Tributes from across the globe and island poured out as Osagi Bascome was laid to rest, with a celebration of life service held on Sunday afternoon. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church service was held at St George’s Cricket Club and while there was a large group exemption granted, in person attendance was still limited, and the family invited the wider... Read more of this article

FIFA & Concacaf Pay Tribute To Osagi Bascome

FIFA & Concacaf Pay Tribute To Osagi Bascome

Tributes were sent from the highest echelon of the football world as Osagi Bascome was laid to rest, with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Concacaf President Victor Montagliani, and Caribbean Football Union President Randolph Harris all sending messages of condolences, calling him “one of the island’s most talented footballers.” FIFA President A... Read more of this article

OBA Leader: “Time To Get Your Act Together”

OBA Leader: “Time To Get Your Act Together”

“To say that the PLP government started the New Year off on the wrong foot is a gross understatement,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons, adding that “Premier Burt, it’s time to get your act together, and that of your team – you must raise your game.” Mr Simons said, “In Premier Burt’s continued Government imposed... Read more of this article

Dr Hall On ‘Minoritized Varieties Of English’ Panel

Dr Hall On ‘Minoritized Varieties Of English’ Panel

Bermudian sociolinguist Dr Rosemary Hall will be taking part in a webinar on ‘Language prejudice and the documentation of minoritized varieties of English’ on January 20th. Dr Hall played a key role in the addition of Bermudian English in the Oxford English Dictionary [OED], with the addition of the words in the OED — which dates... Read more of this article

UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

“Nine of the Overseas Territories have legal recognition and protection for LGBT+ people, six have also introduced legislation to introduce civil partnerships or legalise same-sex marriage,” Minister of State Amanda Milling said. During the British Parliament’s session on January 14th, Shadow Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: Jan 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Jan 17 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: Jan 14... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Food Truck Relocated By Crane

Photos & Video: Food Truck Relocated By Crane

Traffic controls were in effect in Flatt’s this morning [Jan 16] as a food truck was moved across the street using a crane.The Ministry of Public Works had previously advised that “the food truck located at Brightside Resort and Guest Apartments parking lot will be relocated by way of crane, to the North Shore Road private marina across from... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Jan 16th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Jan 16th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that the Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust is donating 240 Chromebooks to students, LOM Financial Group promoted Makeba DeShields to Senior Investment Advisor, Bermuda Scholarship applications are now live, and Keziah Martin has extended his stay with the Kidderminster Harriers football club until the end of next season were all some of the... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Motocross Weekend Race Day Results

Bermuda Motocross Weekend Race Day Results

The Bermuda Motocross Club’s season continued at the Southside Motor Sports Park. Kodi Paul won the Pee Wee Division on the day, with A’Jahni Foggo winning the 50cc Class. Aiden Simmons won the 65cc Class, Jazuri Thompson-Easton would win the 85cc Class. Zano Tucker won the Novice Class, while Shaki Easton won the Over 30 Class, and Kenneth... Read more of this article

Caitlyn Bobb Wins 300M At Challenge Meet

Caitlyn Bobb Wins 300M At Challenge Meet

Caitlyn Bobb represented the University of Maryland, Baltimore County [UMBC] in the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge Track Meet. Bobb continued her strong rookie campaign by winning heat one of the women’s 300m dash, clocking a time of 39.39 to claim the overall victory. The 4x400m relay team of Ayanna Johnson, Collese Daley, Bobb, and Ariella... Read more of this article

Flag Football: Squad Defeat Blue Bombers

Flag Football: Squad Defeat Blue Bombers

Only one game took place in Bermuda Flag Football League action at the TN Tatem Middle School Field, with a total of 79 points put on the board. The Killa Squad edged the Blue Bombers 40 – 39, the Player of the Game for Killa Squad was Stevey Brown-Darrell with 3 receiving touchdowns and an interception, while the Player of the Game for Blue Bombers... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Meyer Group Promotes Konika Spence

Meyer Group Promotes Konika Spence

The Meyer Group of Companies announced that Konika Spence has been promoted to Assistant Manager of Meyer Freight Ltd. A spokesperson said, “Konika has been a part of the Meyer Team for six years and has eighteen years’ experience in the shipping industry. “In this position, she will lend support to the division Vice President and be responsible... Read more of this article

Monetary Authority Release 2022 Business Plan

Monetary Authority Release 2022 Business Plan

The Bermuda Monetary Authority released its 2022 Business Plan which details their “objectives and initiatives for the year ahead.” A spokesperson said, “While this includes the maintenance of its longstanding commitments, such as detecting and preventing financial crime, exercising prudential regulatory and supervisory oversight... Read more of this article

HSBC Somerset Branch Closed Until January 19

HSBC Somerset Branch Closed Until January 19

“In addition to the Church Street Branch which has been temporarily closed since January 14th, the Somerset Branch will be closed from Monday, January 17th until Wednesday, January 19th,” HSBC Bermuda announced today. “The decision to close has been made due to the current increase of Covid-19 cases and has been taken as a precautionary... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Restaurant Weeks Review: Barracuda Grill

Restaurant Weeks Review: Barracuda Grill

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Blackened shrimp, Flame-Grilled local swordfish and Apple Strudel. What do these three dishes have in common? It’s OK, I’ll answer the question for you. These were the dishes I ate to kick off Restaurant Weeks 2022 at Barracuda Grill. And when I tell you, the menu blew my mind, please believe me.OK, let’s start... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Virtual Art Show’ Of Youth Photography

Video: ‘Virtual Art Show’ Of Youth Photography

In the first of what will be a regular series of ‘Virtual Art Shows’ by Bernews highlighting some of the island’s many skilled photographers and artists as well as some of our own images and designs, this inaugural installment serves to showcase the talented young photographers that were finalists in the Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth... Read more of this article

Column: “Burning Ice” Lasting Memories

Column: “Burning Ice” Lasting Memories

[Written by Dale Butler] Pamela ‘Ms. Utopia’ Butterfield has many fond memories of local music. Her own career started at the Heron Bay and Sandys Secondary Schools and Vernon Temple AME Church when she sang in their choirs in the 60s and 70s. Musician Darryl Simons was one of her main tutors. To her it was fun until she had a chance to perform... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is reminding “all technicians who handle or manage refrigerant gases for domestic and commercial HVAC systems that, under the Clean Air Act and Regulations, they must possess a valid ‘Certified Technician for Refrigerant Handling’ photo identification card issued by DENR.” A... Read more of this article

Aspen Launches ‘Project Leaf’ Initiative

Aspen Launches ‘Project Leaf’ Initiative

Aspen has formally launched Project Leaf, an “ESG integration strategy that will incorporate environmental, social and governance information into the decision making process for its Credit and Political Risk [CPR] portfolio.” A spokesperson said, “By 2026, the project aims to see over two thirds [66%] of Aspen’s CPR premium originating... Read more of this article

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

A new publication describes a beardfish species, Polymixia hollisterae, living on Bermuda’s deep slope, and notes that there “are only 10 species of Polymixia known globally so it is remarkable we have three here.” In a recent edition of the Envirotalk newsletter, Curator of the Natural History Museum Dr. Robbie Smith said, “Dr. Terry... Read more of this article

CRIME

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Officers intercepted a drone which breached the perimeter of Westgate and “upon inspection of the drone by Corrections Officers, several high risk articles were identified and seized” and a 31-year-old man has been arrested, the police confirmed today.A police spokesperson said, “On Friday 14th January, 2022, Police conducted a joint... Read more of this article

Man Arrested Following Assault At Playground

Man Arrested Following Assault At Playground

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a 51-year-old woman yesterday afternoon [Jan 16] at the Parson’s Road playground. A police spokesperson said, “A forty-one-year old male has been arrested in connection with a reported physical assault on a fifty-one-year old female. “Police received a call shortly before 3:00... Read more of this article

Gun Shots In Pembroke Area, No One Injured

Gun Shots In Pembroke Area, No One Injured

[Updated] The police are responding to the Deepdale Road/Parson’s Road area in Pembroke this evening [Jan 12], with multiple police vehicles and officers on scene. Unofficial reports suggest that area residents may have heard what sounded like gunshots. Further confirmed details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

CariWebs & FAC Launch New Payment Options

CariWebs & FAC Launch New Payment Options

CariWebs, along with First Atlantic Commerce [FAC] — which is headquartered in Bermuda –  announced the launch of new payment integration options for Caribbean businesses that use WooCommerce web sites. A spokesperson said, “CariWebs, a digital commerce entity, along with First Atlantic Commerce, the premier Caribbean payment gateway provider, today announced... Read more of this article

Premier On FinTech, Economic Growth, More

Premier On FinTech, Economic Growth, More

“Bermuda is gaining momentum,” said Premier David Burt as he outlined the activity in Bermuda’s fintech sector, with the Government noting that the Premier is in Switzerland this week following an “invitation to attend the Crypto Finance Conference to further promote Bermuda’s digital asset business sector.” The Premier said, “Of... Read more of this article

240 Chromebooks Donated To School Students

240 Chromebooks Donated To School Students

The Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust is donating 240 Chromebooks to students through the Ministry of Education. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust will proceed with their 2021 commitment to the Bermuda Department of Education, using funds from the October 2021 event, giving 240 Chromebooks with hard cases to P1 and P2 students, through the... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Photos: Warwick Academy ‘Pain Into Purpose’

Photos: Warwick Academy ‘Pain Into Purpose’

Warwick Academy is supporting the Pain Into Purpose road safety campaign today [Jan 14], with many of their students and staff wearing blue. A spokesperson said, “Warwick Academy is proud to support the Pain Into Purpose road safety campaign today. The Sixth Form students and staff were invited to dress in blue to show support, remember those who... Read more of this article

Wear Blue & Perform An Act Of Kindness Today

Wear Blue & Perform An Act Of Kindness Today

People are urged to wear blue and perform a ‘random act of kindness’ today [Jan 14] for ‘Pain Into Purpose’ day, an initiative launched after the death of 16-year-old Kijani Burgess in 2020, with the aim to “express your support for the families of road accident victims and to promote road safety and wellness awareness.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Photos: BFRS Respond To Fire In Crawl Hill Area

Photos: BFRS Respond To Fire In Crawl Hill Area

Firefighters responded to a brush fire in the Crawl Hill, Hamilton Parish area today [Jan 12]. A spokesperson said, “At 9:38am on Wednesday January 12, 2022 BFRS dispatch received a report of a brush fire Crawl Hill, Hamilton Parish. BFRS responded with three appliances from the Hamilton and Clearwater Stations with a total of eight firefighters.  “Upon... Read more of this article




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