Armed Robbery At Restaurant In Warwick

Armed Robbery At Restaurant In Warwick

[Updating] At just past 9.00pm this evening [Feb 9] the police responded to the Warwick area after an armed robbery at the Island Spice Restaurant at Middle Road in Warwick.Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “A few minutes after 9pm on Tuesday evening police responded to a report of a robbery at Island Spice Restaurant at Middle Road in Warwick. “Upon... Read more of this article

CURB: ‘Legislation Will Affect Political Power’

CURB: ‘Legislation Will Affect Political Power’

The proposed legislative changes “ensures that there is an increasing white population on the island, and polls have shown that over 90% of white voters vote for the same party, as such the proposed legislation will affect political power in Bermuda for decades,” Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] said today. This follows after... Read more of this article

International Lawyers To Attend Bermuda Forum

International Lawyers To Attend Bermuda Forum

A high-level delegation of more than 60 international lawyers will be among attendees at the fourth annual Legal Week Private Client Forum Americas this week—the first time the event has been held in Bermuda. The forum runs Wednesday through Friday at the Rosewood Tucker’s Point Resort, attracting some of the world’s key influencers and elite... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘Bookings Show More Promising Outlook’

BTA: ‘Bookings Show More Promising Outlook’

“The tourism industry has reason for cautious optimism as advance hotel bookings for the year show a more promising outlook thanks to an increase in group travel and a blockbuster performance from the 2016 Pink Sale,” the BTA said today. “The recent Pink Sale is estimated to bring $8.8 million to the local economy in direct visitor... Read more of this article

Podcast: TEDx Chairman On Technology Impact

Podcast: TEDx Chairman On Technology Impact

In the latest Bernews podcast we talk to John Narraway, the chairman of TEDx Bermuda, about his views on where technological developments will lead us.Mr Narraway believes Bermuda could see a level of self-sufficiency it has not seen before due to technological advances. And more and more of the goods we use on a daily basis will be part of the ‘Internet... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Same Sex Marriage Gatherings

Live Updates: Same Sex Marriage Gatherings

[Updating] Supporters of both the “Preserve Marriage” and “Love Wins” movements are expected to gather on the Cabinet Grounds today, with both having called for their supporters to come out at 12 noon.“Preserve Marriage” — the group behind the petition opposing same sex marriage — asked “the public that is for... Read more of this article

Harneys Pledge Financial Support For Ag Show

Harneys Pledge Financial Support For Ag Show

Harneys Bermuda has pledged its financial support to the upcoming Agricultural Show, which is set to take place at the Botanical Gardens from April 14 – 16, 2016. “The AG Show Ltd - registered charity number 968 was established in Bermuda last year as a not for profit company limited by guarantee,” the event organisers said. “This... Read more of this article

Scenarios: School Reorganisations & Closures

Scenarios: School Reorganisations & Closures

Closing Gilbert Institute, Prospect Primary School, St. David’s Primary School and Heron Bay Primary School are among the possible scenarios of school reorganisation detailed in the SCORE report, Minister of Education Wayne Scott said, noting that he is sharing the report’s findings, and has “not made a decision regarding school reorganization... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Sandys

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Sandys

An early morning fire in Sandys resulted in damage to three motorcycles, one car and a nearby residence, with the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responding with three vehicles and nine personnel to extinguish the blaze. The BFRS said, “At approximately 3:33am on Monday, February 8, 2016, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Respond To Preserve Marriage

Rainbow Alliance Respond To Preserve Marriage

“It is unfortunate that with the multiple serious issues Bermuda is currently facing, a group of individuals would use such a significant amount of resources to advocate to prevent a recognized segment of the population from being able to benefit from rights and freedoms afforded to the majority,” the Rainbow Alliance said today. The group’s... Read more of this article

Govt To Hold Information Sessions: Civil Unions

Govt To Hold Information Sessions: Civil Unions

The Ministry of Community, Culture and Sports and Ministry of Home Affairs announced the dates for the “public information sessions regarding civil unions,” saying the two meetings are scheduled for 11 February at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for Performing Arts and 15 February at The Berkeley Institute. Minister of Community, Culture and... Read more of this article

A.S. Cooper Relocates Children’s Department

A.S. Cooper Relocates Children’s Department

A.S. Cooper & Sons, Ltd. has relocated their Children’s Department from 27 Front Street, across from the Ferry Terminal to a new home on the 2nd floor of the A.S. Cooper Main Store building. The new department called “Kid’s on 2” will be fully operational and open for business on Tuesday, February 9th. Kid’s on 2 occupies about half the... Read more of this article

$607,000 Allocated To 38 Tourism Experiences

$607,000 Allocated To 38 Tourism Experiences

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said they “will financially support new culinary, heritage and water sport activities for visitors as part of its 2016 Tourism Experiences investment process” and “favourites like the Bermuda Fly-fishing Invitational, Bermuda Yoga Festival and Bermuda Heroes’ Weekend are being renewed for funding.” “About... Read more of this article

BPS Advisory: Permits For ‘Public Processions’

BPS Advisory: Permits For ‘Public Processions’

Saying they support the rights of all residents to peacefully protest, the police said they “would like to encourage all groups wishing to form public processions of the Bermuda laws that govern such activities,” noting that those wishing to march on a public street should make an application at least three days in advance to obtain a permit. A... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Videos: Hamilton Re Spotlights Employees

Videos: Hamilton Re Spotlights Employees

As Insurance Careers Month — a major multi-phased collaborative effort to help raise awareness of insurance as a career choice — gets underway, Hamilton Re has released videos spotlighting some of their employees. “Meet Hamilton Re’s Kelli Nusum, Assistant Vice President, Operations and Claims and an all round Bermuda athlete... Read more of this article

Videos/Results: Butterfield & Vallis 5K Run/Walk

Videos/Results: Butterfield & Vallis 5K Run/Walk

Chayce Smith won the 2016 Butterfield and Vallis 5K Run today [Feb 7] crossing the finish line outside Butterfield and Vallis on Woodlands Road in a time of 16:36, holding off a strong challenge from the 2nd place finisher Stephen Allen who clocked 16:40.Jennifer Alen was the first female across the line in a time of 19:12 finishing 9th overall. The... Read more of this article

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Another installment in the Veterans In Action reggae concert series will see a Bob Marley tribute event held tomorrow night [Feb 6], coinciding with the reggae legend’s birthday. The concert will be presented by Veterans In Action Bermuda, in association with Carlsberg, and will be held at the BAA Gymnassium, with gates opening at 8.30pm.The... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Basketball League: Flyboys & Twisters Win

Basketball League: Flyboys & Twisters Win

Cellone Island Basketball League action inside the CedarBridge Academy Gymnasium saw another double header that produced a total of 214 points. The Flyboys defeated the Rimrockers 59 – 47 to get their 16th win of the season and giving Rimrockers their 12th loss of the season, Jaren Haley scored a game high 25 points for the Flyboys, while the... Read more of this article

Photos: End To End Mountain Bike Race

Photos: End To End Mountain Bike Race

In conjunction with the Bermuda Bicycle Association’s End to End Mountain Bike Race, the Cycle 4 Change was held this past weekend. The Elite Riders started in Dockyard, while the Cycle 4 Change Family Ride got underway at the Arboretum at 10.00am, with both events ending at Ferry Reach. Dylan Hill won the Elite Race, followed by Matthew Oliveira... Read more of this article

Beat The Couch Launches With New Sponsor

Beat The Couch Launches With New Sponsor

Beat the Couch has launched Season 7 of their popular beginners running program with a new sponsor, Bermuda Telephone Company. In addition, two group cups have been added to the awards list – the Corporate Cup and the Family & Friends Cup. Teams of five will go head to head to compete for the trophies which will circulate in offices and homes... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 9 2016

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 9 2016

Today [Feb 9] saw no shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 1,219.20, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 66 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesWeather Forecast For Saturday July 4 Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 8 2016 Bermuda Stock Exchange... Read more of this article

International Lawyers To Attend Bermuda Forum

International Lawyers To Attend Bermuda Forum

A high-level delegation of more than 60 international lawyers will be among attendees at the fourth annual Legal Week Private Client Forum Americas this week—the first time the event has been held in Bermuda. The forum runs Wednesday through Friday at the Rosewood Tucker’s Point Resort, attracting some of the world’s key influencers and elite... Read more of this article

Podcast: TEDx Chairman On Technology Impact

Podcast: TEDx Chairman On Technology Impact

In the latest Bernews podcast we talk to John Narraway, the chairman of TEDx Bermuda, about his views on where technological developments will lead us.Mr Narraway believes Bermuda could see a level of self-sufficiency it has not seen before due to technological advances. And more and more of the goods we use on a daily basis will be part of the ‘Internet... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Pechakucha Night To Be Held On February 11th

Pechakucha Night To Be Held On February 11th

The fourteenth edition of Pechakucha Bermuda will take place on Thursday, February 11, with eight presenters set to take part. The event will be held from 6.00pm to 9.30pm at Vasco Da Gamma, with refreshments available for purchase. The event is free to attend, with donations accepted during the evening. The presenters will include Cheryl Hastings... Read more of this article

Classic Bike Club To Host Annual Charity Ride

Classic Bike Club To Host Annual Charity Ride

The Bermuda Classic Bike Club will be hosting their annual charity bike ride on February 28th, with proceeds going to the Coalition for the Protection of Children. The event is set to get underway at 10.00am starting at Cafe Acoreano in Hamilton, with the promo flyer urging people to “come on out to support this worthy cause.” You can view... Read more of this article

Event To Honour Shine Hayward’s 60th Birthday

Event To Honour Shine Hayward’s 60th Birthday

A Valentine’s Day celebration will be held in honour of Wendell “Shine” Hayward’s 60th birthday at the Fairmont Southampton Amphitheatre on Sunday, February 14. The event will include a cocktail hour, dinner, and the show itself, featuring live music with over 20 local musicians; cocktails with Maestro Dazz will begin at 5.00pm,... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

83 Columbus Crabs Found On UK ‘Mystery Box’

83 Columbus Crabs Found On UK ‘Mystery Box’

A number of rare Columbus crabs from the Bermuda area were recently found on box that washed up on Dorset beach in the United Kingdom after traveling almost 4,000 miles from their home in the Sargasso Sea, according to the Dorset Echo. A story in the Dorset Echo said, “More than 80 Columbus crabs, which are rarely seen in the UK, have washed up with... Read more of this article

White Hill Field Community Clean Up On Feb 6

White Hill Field Community Clean Up On Feb 6

There will be a community cleanup at White Hill Field on Saturday, February 6 from 10.00am to 2.00pm, with area MP Jamahl Simmons urging the public to support work in “very important part of our area.” MP Simmons said, “This is a non-political event; this is a community event, driven by the community, that we in the Progressive Labour... Read more of this article

Update On Importation Of Glyphosate Products

Update On Importation Of Glyphosate Products

The Ministry of Health Seniors and Environment said they will “permit the importation of Ready To Use glyphosate products” and the “ban on concentrated forms of glyphosate will continue.” A Ministry spokesperson said, “At the request of the International Agency for Research on Cancer [IARC], the specialized cancer agency... Read more of this article

CRIME

Armed Robbery At Restaurant In Warwick

Armed Robbery At Restaurant In Warwick

[Updating] At just past 9.00pm this evening [Feb 9] the police responded to the Warwick area after an armed robbery at the Island Spice Restaurant at Middle Road in Warwick.Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “A few minutes after 9pm on Tuesday evening police responded to a report of a robbery at Island Spice Restaurant at Middle Road in Warwick. “Upon... Read more of this article

Court: 17-Year-Old Denies Wounding Charge

Court: 17-Year-Old Denies Wounding Charge

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 8], a 17-year-old denied wounding another person and possessing an offensive weapon. Meshach Crichton pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding another person and to possessing an offensive weapon, a pair of scissors, in Warwick on 3rd February 2016. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set trial for April and... Read more of this article

Court: 22-Yr-Old Woman Admits Resisting Arrest

Court: 22-Yr-Old Woman Admits Resisting Arrest

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 8], a 22-year-old woman pleaded guilty to violently resisting arrest, with the Court hearing the Police were called in as she attended her ex-boyfriend’s house and was on the roof. Southampton resident Ms Coreen Scott pleaded guilty to violently resisting arrest on 7th February 2016. The Crown Prosecutor... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

TLF & Career Pathways Partner For Students

TLF & Career Pathways Partner For Students

The Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] has partnered with the Ministry of Education’s Career Pathways Programme to assist them with placing some of their IT students from Berkeley and CedarBridge in local companies, with the program designed to provide senior school students with “pathways to greater preparation for career and college opportunities for a fulfilling... Read more of this article

Podcast: TEDx Chairman On Technology Impact

Podcast: TEDx Chairman On Technology Impact

In the latest Bernews podcast we talk to John Narraway, the chairman of TEDx Bermuda, about his views on where technological developments will lead us.Mr Narraway believes Bermuda could see a level of self-sufficiency it has not seen before due to technological advances. And more and more of the goods we use on a daily basis will be part of the ‘Internet of Things’... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For February 2016

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For February 2016

[Written by Don Burgess] The big news for Twitter in January was making livestreaming more available to the wider public. On January 12 it no longer required people to have the Periscope app to watch events live if you are on the IOS platform. Now the broadcast will autoplay directly in Twitter. Once a Twitter user taps the video, it goes full-screen and the comments and... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Sandys

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Sandys

An early morning fire in Sandys resulted in damage to three motorcycles, one car and a nearby residence, with the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responding with three vehicles and nine personnel to extinguish the blaze. The BFRS said, “At approximately 3:33am on Monday, February 8, 2016, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report... Read more of this article

Man Injured When Motorcycle And Van Collide

Man Injured When Motorcycle And Van Collide

Emergency services responded to a collision at approximately 3.15pm today [Feb 7] on Middle Road in Devonshire near the junction with Hermitage Road. The collision appeared to involve a motorcycle and van, with Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel seen treating a man sitting on a nearby sidewalk before hospital personnel arrived a short time later... Read more of this article

Vehicles Collide On South Road In Paget

Vehicles Collide On South Road In Paget

At approximately 3.45pm today [Feb 3], emergency services responded to a collision that occurred on South Road in Paget, just west of the south roundabout. The collision appeared to involve a truck and two cars. At least one person was conveyed to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment to unknown injuries. Details are limited at this time, however... Read more of this article


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