Police Confirm: Two People Shot In Pembroke

Police Confirm: Two People Shot In Pembroke

[Updating] Police are responding to a shooting this evening [Oct 23] in Pembroke. Further confirmed details are limited, however we will update as able. Update 10.50pm: The police confirm that the shooting happened in the Pembroke Park Lane area at approximately 9.15pm, and “two victims were taken to KEMH for treatment,” and the suspect... Read more of this article

RA Conducting Public Consultation On 5G

RA Conducting Public Consultation On 5G

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced that it “will conduct a public consultation from October 23 to November 23, 2020 on Radio Frequency, 5th Generation technology [5G] Safety, to determine whether 5G is suitable for deployment in Bermuda.” “After reading the Public Consultation document located on the RA’s website at www.ra.bm,... Read more of this article

New Soldiers Graduate From Recruit Camp

New Soldiers Graduate From Recruit Camp

The island’s newest soldiers today [Oct 23] completed the first step of their military careers as they finished two weeks of training. However the occasion was not marked by the normal parade in front of family and friends, as well as dignitaries, because of Covid-19 regulations in force for Recruit Camp. The 30-plus soldiers instead were addressed... Read more of this article

Road Sobriety Checkpoints Over Halloween

Road Sobriety Checkpoints Over Halloween

According to today’s Official Notices, the Bermuda Police Service will be conducting road sobriety checkpoints from Friday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st, with the checkpoints set to take place in Hamilton parish, Smiths, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick and Southampton. The full Road Sobriety Checkpoint Notice 2020 follows below [PDF... Read more of this article

Staff Assemble Over Redundancy Payments

Staff Assemble Over Redundancy Payments

A group of Fairmont Southampton workers assembled outside of the hotel after “receiving communication from their employer informing them that their redundancy payments will be delayed,” the Government confirmed today, adding that the Ministry has been in contact with the owners, and the workers “will receive redundancy payments on... Read more of this article

Player Tests Positive, SX10 To Forfeit Matches

Player Tests Positive, SX10 To Forfeit Matches

The SX10 squad will forfeit the first round matches in the World Tens Tournament as one SX10 player has tested positive for COVID-19, so all members of the SX10 rugby squad have been self-isolating. A spokesperson said, “The World Tens Series can confirm that one SX10 player has returned a positive COVID-19 test result, following the latest... Read more of this article

Photos: Warwick Academy Celebrates Science

Photos: Warwick Academy Celebrates Science

Warwick Academy Primary School transformed their classrooms into laboratories as they celebrated science today [Oct 23], with students dressing up as astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Albert Einstein and some students even dressed up as Bermuda’s own scientific experts Dr. Carika Weldon and Dr. Desiree Spriggs. A spokesperson said, “Warwick Academy... Read more of this article


Covid-19: 996 Test Results, Two Positive

Covid-19: 996 Test Results, Two Positive

There were 996 test results received yesterday and two were positive for Covid-19 — which “are classified as imported having arrived on BA2233 from London on October 17th” — so Bermuda now has a total of 6 active cases. A Government spokesperson said, “Yesterday, there were 996 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and 2 were positive... Read more of this article

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

[Updated] The Government of Bermuda is holding another hearing today [Oct 23] on the “commission to review the question of historic losses of land in Bermuda,” and you can tune in and watch live below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 1-hour & 19-minute replay is belowUpdate: Part II | The live broadcast has concluded and... Read more of this article

Video: NYC Videographers Highlight Bermuda

Video: NYC Videographers Highlight Bermuda

New York-based videographers Jack and Kieran Coyne highlighted some of their favourite island experiences during their recent visit to Bermuda, which was hosted by the Hamilton Princess, demonstrating “just how safe visiting Bermuda is” amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson said, “New York-based influencers and videographers... Read more of this article

Court: Man Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal

Court: Man Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal

The Court has denied a request by a man — who “fled the US having been convicted” — who wanted to appeal to the Privy Council. Paul Douglas Martin fled the United States over a dozen years ago having been convicted of “offences arising out of a road traffic collision where he seriously injured” an 18-year-old. The... Read more of this article

Essential Workers Thanked With Vouchers

Essential Workers Thanked With Vouchers

The Little Venice Group of restaurants and Bermuda Gas cooked up the idea to give RBR soldiers, the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and medical staff from the Covid-19 test team $10 vouchers to honour their front line contribution to the battle against the coronavirus. A spokesperson for the Little Venice Group said the restaurant chain had provided... Read more of this article

Black Pony Gallery Features Artist ABWilson

Black Pony Gallery Features Artist ABWilson

Black Pony Gallery is holding a second exhibition of work by local artist ABWilson, with the online show running from today [Oct 23] to November 13. Curator Lisa Howie said, “Black Pony Gallery is pleased to announce new photographs by local artist AB Wilson. In this second online solo exhibition, the self-taught artist presents a series of 14 works... Read more of this article

Video: October 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Hurricane Epsilon is no longer a threat to Bermuda, MP Wayne Caines appointed as new Chair of the BTA, MP Kim Swan will also join the BTA Board, BZS Steinhoff Scholarship Awardees announced, men encouraged to take part in Movember, weather as Epsilon approaches, ESPN to broadcast Rugby World Tens Series, and no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda... Read more of this article

ESPN To Broadcast Rugby World Tens Series

ESPN To Broadcast Rugby World Tens Series

ESPN will stream and televise the World Tens Series allowing audiences across the globe the opportunity to watch the inaugural World Tens which will be held in Bermuda starting this weekend, the organisers announced this evening. A spokesperson said, “The sports giant will allow fans living in the USA, Caribbean, Latin America, Brazil and Sub... Read more of this article

Wayne Caines Appointed New Chair Of The BTA

Wayne Caines Appointed New Chair Of The BTA

Premier David Burt, the Minister responsible for Tourism, announced that MP Wayne Caines will be the next Chair of the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Board of Directors and MP Kim Swan will also join the BTA Board. “I am pleased that The Hon. Wayne Michael Caines has accepted my invitation to become the Chairman of the Bermuda Tourism Authority,”... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Weather As Epsilon Approaches

Photos & Video: Weather As Epsilon Approaches

The weather in Bermuda is starting to show some effects as Hurricane Epsilon passes to our east, and while the hurricane is not expected to make a direct hit or cause any strong effects, it it is forecast to bring “marginal tropical storm force sustained windsThe Bermuda Weather Service’s latest forecast said, “A Tropical Storm Warning... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: City Spotlights Natural Mystic Hub

Video: City Spotlights Natural Mystic Hub

The City of Hamilton continues their “Business Spotlight” video series, which serves to highlight some of the businesses that offer innovative services or products, with this episode spotlighting Earlena Ingham, Kaurie Daniels, and Natural Mystic Hub.The video’s description says, “The City is proud to have set the tone for shining a spotlight... Read more of this article

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

[Updated] The Government of Bermuda is holding another hearing today [Oct 23] on the “commission to review the question of historic losses of land in Bermuda,” and you can tune in and watch live below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 1-hour & 19-minute replay is belowUpdate: Part II | The live broadcast has concluded and... Read more of this article

Video: NYC Videographers Highlight Bermuda

Video: NYC Videographers Highlight Bermuda

New York-based videographers Jack and Kieran Coyne highlighted some of their favourite island experiences during their recent visit to Bermuda, which was hosted by the Hamilton Princess, demonstrating “just how safe visiting Bermuda is” amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson said, “New York-based influencers and videographers... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Player Tests Positive, SX10 To Forfeit Matches

Player Tests Positive, SX10 To Forfeit Matches

The SX10 squad will forfeit the first round matches in the World Tens Tournament as one SX10 player has tested positive for COVID-19, so all members of the SX10 rugby squad have been self-isolating. A spokesperson said, “The World Tens Series can confirm that one SX10 player has returned a positive COVID-19 test result, following the latest... Read more of this article

Clyde Best Highlighted As “Pioneer Black Player”

Clyde Best Highlighted As “Pioneer Black Player”

West Ham United recently highlighted Clyde Best, calling the Bermudian football legend “one of the pioneer black players in English football.” A story on West Ham United’s website said, “The Premier League’s admirable No Room For Racism message came across loud and clear at every one of its matches last weekend and will do again... Read more of this article

SX10 Confirm Squad For World Tens Series

SX10 Confirm Squad For World Tens Series

The SX10 confirmed the players that will make up the squad for the World Tens Series in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The Cape Town based SX10 franchise has confirmed its squad for this month’s 10-a-side series in Bermuda. “Led by Blitz Bokke legend Frankie Horne, the Head Coach has selected a squad comprising of players from across the... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Video: City Spotlights Natural Mystic Hub

Video: City Spotlights Natural Mystic Hub

The City of Hamilton continues their “Business Spotlight” video series, which serves to highlight some of the businesses that offer innovative services or products, with this episode spotlighting Earlena Ingham, Kaurie Daniels, and Natural Mystic Hub.The video’s description says, “The City is proud to have set the tone for shining a spotlight... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting October 24

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting October 24

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday October 24th.On Saturday the Somers Isles container ship, the STI Brixton oil products tanker and Navigator Scorpio LPG tanker are expected, on Monday the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Thursday the Vanquish... Read more of this article

Everest Estimate Q3 Cat Losses Of $300 Million

Everest Estimate Q3 Cat Losses Of $300 Million

Everest Re Group, Ltd. is estimating their pre-tax net catastrophe losses will be $300 million for the third quarter of 2020. A spokesperson said, “Everest Re Group, Ltd. [Everest] announced today estimated third quarter 2020 catastrophe losses. Everest is estimating pre-tax net catastrophe losses in the amount of $300 million, net of reinsurance... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermudian Magazine Wins IRMA Awards

Bermudian Magazine Wins IRMA Awards

The Bermudian Magazine won three awards during the 40th annual International Regional Magazine Association [IRMA] awards presentation. An IRMA spokesperson said, “The International Regional Magazine Association announces its 40th annual magazine awards, highlighting accomplishments in editorial, photography, art direction, design, and overall... Read more of this article

Black Pony Gallery Features Artist ABWilson

Black Pony Gallery Features Artist ABWilson

Black Pony Gallery is holding a second exhibition of work by local artist ABWilson, with the online show running from today [Oct 23] to November 13. Curator Lisa Howie said, “Black Pony Gallery is pleased to announce new photographs by local artist AB Wilson. In this second online solo exhibition, the self-taught artist presents a series of 14 works... Read more of this article

Joan Aspinall To Launch New Book Tomorrow

Joan Aspinall To Launch New Book Tomorrow

A new book relating to Bermuda’s children and the Covid-19 pandemic entitled Dear God, Save the Children. We Are the Future by author and artist Joan K. Aspinall will be launched tomorrow [Oct 23] at the Bermuda Society of Art’s opening of their Life Cycles exhibition at City Hall, with 30 percent of all book sales to be donated to charity. A... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Greenrock Commend Clean Air Coalition

Greenrock Commend Clean Air Coalition

“Greenrock would like to congratulate the local residents and business leaders who have formed the Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC], an activist group, aimed at raising awareness about the grave implications caused by BELCO’s stacks and machinery,” Greenrock Chairman Eugene Dean said. Mr Dean said, “For years area residents have experienced... Read more of this article

Bacardi Unveil Sustainable Spirits Bottle Plans

Bacardi Unveil Sustainable Spirits Bottle Plans

Bacardi Limited, which is headquartered in Bermuda, announced plans to “put the world’s most sustainable spirits bottle on shelf by 2023.” A spokesperson said, “Bacardi, the world’s largest family-owned spirits company, has made a giant leap forward in the fight against climate change and plastic pollution today, as it unveils... Read more of this article

BEST On Slowing Down Global Warming

BEST On Slowing Down Global Warming

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is advising the community to “do our part as a global citizen to slow down global warming.” A BEST flyer says, “Paulette and Teddy would make terrible dinner guests! They were uninvited, ran off their mouths, and left a huge mess. Do we want more like them to come to Bermuda? “Hurricanes... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Confirm: Two People Shot In Pembroke

Police Confirm: Two People Shot In Pembroke

[Updating] Police are responding to a shooting this evening [Oct 23] in Pembroke. Further confirmed details are limited, however we will update as able. Update 10.50pm: The police confirm that the shooting happened in the Pembroke Park Lane area at approximately 9.15pm, and “two victims were taken to KEMH for treatment,” and the suspect... Read more of this article

Court: Man Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal

Court: Man Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal

The Court has denied a request by a man — who “fled the US having been convicted” — who wanted to appeal to the Privy Council. Paul Douglas Martin fled the United States over a dozen years ago having been convicted of “offences arising out of a road traffic collision where he seriously injured” an 18-year-old. The... Read more of this article

Packages Of ‘Suspected Drugs’ Found In Water

Packages Of ‘Suspected Drugs’ Found In Water

Police seized seven packages containing “suspected controlled drugs” after they were discovered floating in the surf just off Southlands Beach, and there have now been a total of ten packages located by the police. The seven packages floating off Southlands Beach follow after the discovery of three packages found off the South Shore a few... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

RA Conducting Public Consultation On 5G

RA Conducting Public Consultation On 5G

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced that it “will conduct a public consultation from October 23 to November 23, 2020 on Radio Frequency, 5th Generation technology [5G] Safety, to determine whether 5G is suitable for deployment in Bermuda.” “After reading the Public Consultation document located on the RA’s website at www.ra.bm, the public... Read more of this article

2020 Tech Summit Comes To A Successful Close

2020 Tech Summit Comes To A Successful Close

The 2020 Bermuda Tech Summit attracted more than 700 attendees from 36 countries and featured more than 50 global business leaders. A spokesperson said, “The 2020 Bermuda Tech Summit, which took place online from October 14-16 as part of Bermuda Tech Week, concluded a thought-provoking three-day event with discussions on digital transformation in the face of COVID-19... Read more of this article

Digicel Launches Itself As Digital Operator

Digicel Launches Itself As Digital Operator

Digicel is launching as a digital operator and offering Digicel Prime Bundles, a suite that features eight applications “each with its own super generous data allotment so that customers can feel, touch, experience and enjoy them as they live their digital lives.” A spokesperson said, “Digicel is today launching itself as a digital operator and is marking... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

August: 123 Visit Hospital Due To Road Accidents

August: 123 Visit Hospital Due To Road Accidents

123 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre in August due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board Emergency Department [including the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre], attended to 123 cases in August. Nine patients... Read more of this article

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

Video: Police Hold Press Conference

The Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley and Roads Policing Unit OIC Inspector Charlene Thompson are holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 19] to “address the recent road fatalities and other traffic related issues.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast... Read more of this article

Minister Extends Condolences To Both Families

Minister Extends Condolences To Both Families

Following the two fatal collisions this week, Transport Minister  Lawrence Scott extended his condolences to both men’s families. Minister Lawrence Scott said, “I was shocked to learn that two men have tragically lost their lives in separate fatal road collisions in the past 72 hours. “I send my sincere condolences to both men’s families... Read more of this article