Video: Sunday Sept 23rd ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Sept 23rd ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that the BSMART Foundation donated school supplies to P1 students, American couple Peter and Mary Boggia revisited Bermuda for their 50th anniversary, Na’imah Astwood was promoted to the post of Superintendent, Government provided $60,000 in funding for KBB, Helen Cooper and Freya Giffen made the Powerwomen Top 200 list, and the Youth Movement... Read more of this article

Different People To Hold Leadership Positions

Different People To Hold Leadership Positions

For the “first time the Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Opposition Party will not be the same individual,” OBA Chairperson Justin Mathias said, explaining that while 8 OBA MPs sent a message to the Governor to appoint Craig Cannonier as Opposition Leader, Mr Cannonier “has not yet gone through the proper procedure to become... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

OBA leadership moves continue - Jeanne Atherden resigns as OBA Party Leader, Leah Scott is currently serving as Acting OBA Leader and Craig Cannonier expected to be sworn in as Opposition Leader on Monday; two men charged with child pornography, Police Officers Robert Cardwell, Arthur Glasford and Grant Tomkins promoted to Chief Inspector, police... Read more of this article

Police Officer Trio Promoted To Chief Inspector

Police Officer Trio Promoted To Chief Inspector

Three police officers were promoted to the rank of Chief Inspector today [Sept 21] in a ceremony attended by family, friends and colleagues. Commissioner Stephen Corbishley announced the promotions of Robert Cardwell, Arthur Glasford and Grant Tomkins.A police spokesperson said, “The Commissioner of Police is pleased to announce the promotions... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 21 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 21 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

Photos: Somersfield Academy Holds Peace Day

Photos: Somersfield Academy Holds Peace Day

Somersfield Academy held their annual Peace Day celebration this morning [Sept 21], with messages of peace and a moment of reflection offered by the M5 Prefects. A spokesperson said, “Somersfield Academy’s annual Peace Day celebrations started this morning at 9.00am with messages of peace and a moment of reflection from the M5 Prefects. Somersfield... Read more of this article

Jeanne Atherden Resigns As OBA Party Leader

Jeanne Atherden Resigns As OBA Party Leader

“I have submitted my resignation and have stepped down as Party Leader effective September 20,” Jeanne Atherden has confirmed, adding that “it was an honour to be elected and serve as the leader of the One Bermuda Alliance.” Ms Atherden’s resignation follows after unofficial information suggests that eight of the eleven... Read more of this article


Police: Consider Neighbours When Flying Kites

Police: Consider Neighbours When Flying Kites

Saying that they continue to “receive complaints regarding kites being flown to the annoyance of residents – particularly in the Astwood Park, Warwick area,” the police said that “members of the public flying kites are requested to be mindful of the noise they create, and the time of day they take part in such activity.” A... Read more of this article

Court: Men Charged With Child Pornography

Court: Men Charged With Child Pornography

Two people were charged today [Sept 21] in Magistrates Court with offences involving child pornography. A 40-year-old guest worker was charged with eight counts involving accessing child pornography. The offenses were said to involve thousands of images, and said to have occurred on dates between February 2014 and December 2017. The defendant was not... Read more of this article

Monday: New Opposition Leader To Be Sworn In

Monday: New Opposition Leader To Be Sworn In

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance continue to have internal discussions over their leadership, with eight of their eleven elected MPs having declared ‘no confidence’ in Jeanne Atherden, with the MPs understood to be aiming to have Craig Cannonier serve as the Party Leader.According to unofficial information, eight of the eleven elected... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

OBA leadership discussions continue, 28-year-old man injured in shooting in Devonshire, total of 1,224 people visit hospital due to road traffic accidents from January 1 to August 31, 2018, BEDC now accepting nominations for their annual Small Business Awards, Lili Bermuda Perfumery celebrates its 90th anniversary,  structural steel milestone for... Read more of this article

BMA Release Paper On Supervisory Approach

BMA Release Paper On Supervisory Approach

The Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] has published an occasional paper sharing its experience in developing a framework for identifying, assessing and understanding money laundering [ML] and terrorism financing [TF] risks within Bermuda’s insurance sector. A summary of this paper will also be featured in the forthcoming Financial Action Task Force... Read more of this article

Shooting In Devonshire: 28-Year-Old Man Injured

Shooting In Devonshire: 28-Year-Old Man Injured

[Updated] There was a shooting tonight [Sept 20] in the Roberts Avenue, Devonshire area, and initial reports suggest someone may have been injured. Multiple police vehicles and officers are on scene, and an ambulance was seen leaving the area. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 12.48am: Bystanders indicate... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 20 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

Video: Structural Steel Milestone For New Airport

Video: Structural Steel Milestone For New Airport

The completion of structure of the new airport terminal building was celebrated this evening with speeches and a party for the workforce. More than 200 workers representing Aecon and sub-contractors were thanked for their work on the project over the past year and a half. Frank Ross, Aecon’s Executive Director, Infrastructure, said: “Special thanks... Read more of this article

Vanessa Turner Set To Open ‘Roots To Royalty’

Vanessa Turner Set To Open ‘Roots To Royalty’

Vanessa Turner is getting set to hold the grand opening of her Roots To Royalty Exhibition tomorrow [Sept 21] from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts. The show will run until October 16th. The BSOA Gallery is open weekdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm and Saturdays from 10.00am to 2;00pm. There is no admission fee.Ms. Turner said, “With... Read more of this article

Jan – Aug: 1224 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Jan – Aug: 1224 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] road traffic accident statistics for the period from January 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018 show that a total of 1,224 people required care at the Emergency Department due to road traffic accidents during that time period. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics for the period 1... Read more of this article

BEDC Accepting Business Award Nominations

BEDC Accepting Business Award Nominations

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] today [Sept 20] announced it will now be accepting nominations for its 2nd Annual Small Business Awards, an event held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. A spokesperson said, “Members of the community are encouraged to cast their vote with their suggestions for the... Read more of this article

BELCO Grid Code Consultation Ends Monday

BELCO Grid Code Consultation Ends Monday

On Tuesday, September 18th members of the Bermuda Electric Light Company’s [BELCO] Grid Operations Team met with stakeholders as part of the consultation process relating to its proposed Grid Code. A spokesperson said, “BELCO has invited interested industry stakeholders and members of the public to review and consider the draft Grid Code and... Read more of this article

Lili Bermuda Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Lili Bermuda Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, Master Perfumer for The Lili Bermuda Perfumery in St. George, is getting set to celebrate the 90th anniversary of her business at Stewart Hall. Ms. Ramsay-Brackstone said, “Fifteen years ago, I started this great journey of telling the story of Bermuda in creating beautiful perfumes. Our iconic fragrances are a true reflection... Read more of this article

Column: United Nations Peace Day On Friday

Column: United Nations Peace Day On Friday

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The UN Peace Day on Friday, September 21st occurs this year in the context of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UN Secretary General points out that the Declaration: “…recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family”. The... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Zurich 5K Run & Walk At Southside

Video: Zurich 5K Run & Walk At Southside

The Zurich 5K Run & Walk was held this morning [Sept 23] at Southside in St. David’s and was sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletic Association [BNAA]. All proceeds from the event will go to Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia [AAD]. The race route saw participants start at Clearwater Beach next to the parking area on Coopers Island... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Sept 23rd ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Sept 23rd ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that the BSMART Foundation donated school supplies to P1 students, American couple Peter and Mary Boggia revisited Bermuda for their 50th anniversary, Na’imah Astwood was promoted to the post of Superintendent, Government provided $60,000 in funding for KBB, Helen Cooper and Freya Giffen made the Powerwomen Top 200 list, and the Youth Movement... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

OBA leadership moves continue - Jeanne Atherden resigns as OBA Party Leader, Leah Scott is currently serving as Acting OBA Leader and Craig Cannonier expected to be sworn in as Opposition Leader on Monday; two men charged with child pornography, Police Officers Robert Cardwell, Arthur Glasford and Grant Tomkins promoted to Chief Inspector, police... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Video: Zurich 5K Run & Walk At Southside

Video: Zurich 5K Run & Walk At Southside

The Zurich 5K Run & Walk was held this morning [Sept 23] at Southside in St. David’s and was sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletic Association [BNAA]. All proceeds from the event will go to Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia [AAD]. The race route saw participants start at Clearwater Beach next to the parking area on Coopers Island... Read more of this article

Race Ready Karts For Rent At Southside Track

Race Ready Karts For Rent At Southside Track

The Bermuda Karting Club now has LO206 race ready karts for rent to those who may want to test out karting before they buy their own kart. The “Arrive and Drive” package comes with a mechanic and everything you need. A BKC post says, “Excited to announce Bermuda Karting Club now has LO206 race ready karts for rent for our ‘arrive... Read more of this article

Last 2018 Powerboat Race Set For September 30

Last 2018 Powerboat Race Set For September 30

The Bermuda Power Boat Association [BPBA] is scheduled to hold the last power boat race of the 2018 season on Sunday, September 30th at Spanish Point Boat Club. In a social media post, BPBA Commodore Robert Cardwell said, “A decision was made to schedule the necessary final race of the season so that we can complete the Nationals races. Slideshow... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

AXIS Appoints Bennett As Senior Underwriter

AXIS Appoints Bennett As Senior Underwriter

AXIS Reinsurance, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, announced that it has appointed William Bennett as Senior Underwriter, Property Reinsurance at Lloyd’s. Mr. Bennett will join AXIS Re in March 2019 and will be responsible for underwriting all Property Reinsurance lines at Lloyd’s for AXIS Re, with a particular... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting September 22

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting September 22

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday September 22nd.On Sunday the MV Seattle bulk carrier is expected, on Monday the Oleander container ship and the Carnival Sunshine and the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ships will arrive, and on Wednesday the Serenade of the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 21 2018

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 21 2018

September 21 saw 27,900 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $1,341,900.00 BD. 25,400 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing up 0.3% at $51.15 per share, while another 2,000 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, closing down 2.1% at $17.15 per share. 500 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing at... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Mother & Daughter Sip Of Tea On September 23

Mother & Daughter Sip Of Tea On September 23

PLP Constituency 2 will be hosting a ‘Soirée de l’après-midi Mother & Daughter Sip of Tea’ on Sunday [Sept 23] from 3.00pm to 5.00pm at The Island Brasserie, Rosewood Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “PLP Constituency 2, under the distinguished patronage of The Progressive Labour Party’s First Ladies, Lady Wanda Brown, Lady... Read more of this article

Fairmont Offers “Bermuda Triangle” Package

Fairmont Offers “Bermuda Triangle” Package

Fairmont Southampton, in partnership with The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, is “inviting the world to discover the myths and mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle.” A spokesperson said, “Fairmont Southampton’s Bermuda Triangle Package is inspired by the historic myths of the Bermuda Triangle. This discovery package invites... Read more of this article

Photos: Bacardi Event For New Aged Rums

Photos: Bacardi Event For New Aged Rums

People were last night given an insight into how Bacardi makes its rums at a special tasting session for two of its latest products. Bacardi Regional Trade Ambassador, Carlos Garcia Bacardi, who flew in from Puerto Rico, explained the process behind making the Bacardí Añejo Cuatro and Bacardí Gran Reserva Diez, which have just arrived on-Island. The... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

US Coast Guard Representatives Visit Bermuda

US Coast Guard Representatives Visit Bermuda

This week, representatives from the United States Coast Guard are in Bermuda to assess the types of assistance that they could provide in the event of a major oil spill in or off the coast of Bermuda, according to Government officials. A spokesperson said, “This visit stems from an agreement signed by the Government of Bermuda and the United States... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Provides $60K In Funding For KBB

Video: Govt Provides $60K In Funding For KBB

Earlier today [Sept 18] the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch presented a $60,000 cheque to Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] to assist with their waste collection and awareness efforts, and said they have “have committed to continue this funding through 2020.” Noting the important work KBB does in the community, the Minister said,... Read more of this article

Rotary Clubs Assist In KBB Coastal Clean Up

Rotary Clubs Assist In KBB Coastal Clean Up

The Rotary Clubs of Bermuda joined forces to helps assist this year’s EY Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] Coastal Clean Up. Bermuda’s four Rotary clubs, Rotary exchange students [past and present], students [ages 11-17] from the Island’s three Rotary Interact clubs and young adults [ages 18-30] from the Rotaract Club came out in force to collect... Read more of this article

CRIME

5 Arrests During Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints

5 Arrests During Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints

Five people were arrested during the first day of Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints, according to the police, who said that “all failed alco-analyzer test.” The police tweeted, “First day of road side sobriety check Ops ends with 5 impaired drivers arrested. All failed alco-analyzer test. 5 lives saved.” The Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints... Read more of this article

Court: Men Charged With Child Pornography

Court: Men Charged With Child Pornography

Two people were charged today [Sept 21] in Magistrates Court with offences involving child pornography. A 40-year-old guest worker was charged with eight counts involving accessing child pornography. The offenses were said to involve thousands of images, and said to have occurred on dates between February 2014 and December 2017. The defendant was not... Read more of this article

Shooting In Devonshire: 28-Year-Old Man Injured

Shooting In Devonshire: 28-Year-Old Man Injured

[Updated] There was a shooting tonight [Sept 20] in the Roberts Avenue, Devonshire area, and initial reports suggest someone may have been injured. Multiple police vehicles and officers are on scene, and an ambulance was seen leaving the area. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 12.48am: Bystanders indicate... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bermuda Wins Best Digital Jurisdiction Award

Bermuda Wins Best Digital Jurisdiction Award

The Ministry of National Security announced that Bermuda has received the Best Digital Jurisdiction 2019 Award from the World Commerce Review [WCR].Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, “I wish to commend the entire Department of ICT Policy and Innovation team on this achievement. This is a proud moment for them. We are encouraged by the progress and recognition... Read more of this article

Post Office Warns Of False Emails Circulating

Post Office Warns Of False Emails Circulating

The Bermuda Post Office is urgently advising the public to “ignore any emails which appear to be received from the BPO that do not contain the official Government logo, address and authorized signatures.” “Please note that BPO package identification numbers are thirteen digits in length. They begin with two letters followed by 9 numbers and end with two... Read more of this article

BMA: Digital Asset Business Code Of Practice

BMA: Digital Asset Business Code Of Practice

The Bermuda Monetary Authority released the Digital Asset Business Code of Practice 2018 which “provides guidance on the duties, requirements, procedures, standards and sound principles to be observed by persons carrying on Digital Asset Business.” The introduction states, “This Code of Practice is made pursuant to section 6 of the Digital Asset Business... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Jan – Aug: 1224 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Jan – Aug: 1224 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] road traffic accident statistics for the period from January 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018 show that a total of 1,224 people required care at the Emergency Department due to road traffic accidents during that time period. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics for the period 1... Read more of this article

Court: Collisha Burch Found Not Guilty

Court: Collisha Burch Found Not Guilty

A 31-year-old woman has been found not guilty of causing the death of another woman, with Collisha Burch being found not guilty in the Supreme Court of causing the death of Kerry Hollis by driving with a dangerous substance in her system and death by careless driving. Kerry Petty Hollis, a 38-year-old mother of two, died following a road traffic collision... Read more of this article

40-Year-Old Motorcyclist In Stable Condition

40-Year-Old Motorcyclist In Stable Condition

The 40-year-old male motorcyclist that was injured in a collision in Hamilton parish on September 9th is now listed in stable condition on a general ward, after initially being treated in the ICU.A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [September 17th] the 40-year-old male motorcyclist seriously injured in a collision with two... Read more of this article