40 Minute Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

40 Minute Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

The Commission of Inquiry held their first Public Hearing on Monday [June 27] at St. Theresa’s Church Hall on Laffan Street in Hamilton. The Commission is chaired by former Bermuda Court of Appeal judge Sir Anthony Evans, and the members include lawyer and former MP John Barritt, businesswoman Fiona Luck and businessman Kumi Bradshaw.The Commission... Read more of this article

Bermuda National Trust Annual Awards Event

Bermuda National Trust Annual Awards Event

“The Bermuda National Trust celebrated the work of a number of individuals and organisations at the Annual Awards ceremony held in the Bermuda Room at Elbow Beach under the sponsorship of Butterfield & Vallis and Jim and Debbie Butterfield. A spokesperson said, “The packed hall saw prestigious certificates and trophies presented by His... Read more of this article

Locals Assist Stranded Crewmen After Boat Fire

Locals Assist Stranded Crewmen After Boat Fire

A number of locals have stepped up to assist a group of Indonesian and Chinese fishermen who arrived on the island with next to nothing after being forced to abandon their boat after it caught fire southeast of Bermuda. The fishing vessel ‘Pioneer’ caught fire approximately 900 miles off Bermuda on Tuesday, and a rescue operation was launched involving... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Saltus Students Race Model Cars

Photos/Video: Saltus Students Race Model Cars

SGY1 students at Saltus Grammar School spent part of their afternoon today [June 27] racing the Formula One model cars they have been busy designing and building in their Design and Technology Class.DT Head Philip Heap says: “These SGY1 students are following a Design and Manufacturing course that includes Product Design, Engineering, Interior Design... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For June 27

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For June 27

This evening’s [June 27] ZBM newscast is set to begin at 7.00pm, and as they have been over the past few weeks, 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... Read more of this article

Designated Sites: St George’s, Hamilton Princess

Designated Sites: St George’s, Hamilton Princess

The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission announced that the Minister has accepted their recommendation that two sites be identified as Designated Sites – namely the planned new hotel development in St. George’s and the Hamilton Princess. The announcement said, “Senator, The Honorable Michael Fahy, JP, Minister of Tourism, Transport, &... Read more of this article

Dudley Smith Wins Car In ‘Rev & Roll’ Promotion

Dudley Smith Wins Car In ‘Rev & Roll’ Promotion

Bermuda General Agency [BGA] announced that Dudley Smith of Southampton is the winner of the Rev & Roll Car Promotion, with Mr. Smith now the proud owner of a 2016 Hyundai Veloster. BGA teamed up with Auto Solutions for the island-wide promotion, which ran from April 25 to June 14. Shoppers who purchased a Tide or Gain detergent, plus a Bounty or... Read more of this article

Advisory: Amended Tax Rates Must Be Used

Advisory: Amended Tax Rates Must Be Used

The Office of the Tax Commissioner has reminded taxpayers that the amended tax rates effective April 2016 must be used to calculate taxes due for the quarter ending June 30th, with the rate for taxpayers under the Hotel, Restaurant or Retail Payroll Tax Relief Programmes revised from 5.5% to 8% effective April 1st. The statement said, “Tax payers... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Robbing Vera P Card

Court: Man Charged With Robbing Vera P Card

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 27], a 20-year-old man was charged in connection with the robbery of the Vera P. Card store on Water Street in St. George’s last week. Kenneth Wade was charged with stealing $585 in cash as well as jewelry, and having an imitation firearm. The Court heard that the defendant was apprehended in vicinity... Read more of this article

Column: Why I Didn’t Vote In The Referendum

Column: Why I Didn’t Vote In The Referendum

[Opinion column written by Vejay Steede] A few days have passed since Bermuda engaged in an utterly distasteful and arrogant exercise; well, 47% of Bermuda’s registered voters did anyway. The referendum on same sex marriage [SSM] and same sex civil unions [SSCU] held on June 23, 2016 was, to put it mildly, a despicable thing. Why this government felt... Read more of this article

Two Companies Appointed For Airport Project

Two Companies Appointed For Airport Project

Aecon Group Inc announced today [June 27] the engagement of Island Automation Limited to perform electrical engineering services and Onsite Engineering to perform mechanical engineering services for the redevelopment of Bermuda’s airport. “The appointments of these Bermudian companies for the first design phase of the project follow a competitive... Read more of this article

Transport & Tourism Ministry Moving From TCD

Transport & Tourism Ministry Moving From TCD

“The Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities will effect a temporary move from its Transport Control Department offices on North Street into the middle of the city tomorrow,” the Ministry said this evening. “The Ministry should be open for business Wednesday on the second floor at 61-63 Victoria Street in Hamilton. The substantial... Read more of this article

Students Receive Dr. Barbara Ball Scholarships

Students Receive Dr. Barbara Ball Scholarships

Ten students were awarded this year’s Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarships, with Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden saying that the winners “stood out as having the combination of academic achievement and choice of healthcare profession that would be most beneficial to Bermuda. ” Minister Atherden said, “After due... Read more of this article

Doctors Association Support Dr Mahesh Reddy

Doctors Association Support Dr Mahesh Reddy

Following the arrest of Dr Mahesh Reddy, the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association said that many of them have known Dr. Reddy for years and “find it difficult to believe the allegations” adding that they “must put our support behind Dr. Reddy being treated fairly by all those involved.”Arrest Of Dr Mahesh Reddy Earlier this... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Pan In Park

Video: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Pan In Park

The Bermuda Heroes Weekend Pan in the Park event — which has been rescheduled from last week due to inclement weather — took place on Sunday  [June 26] at Victoria Park, with people coming out to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of steel pan music.he Pan in the Park was the final event of the 2016 Bermuda Heroes Weekend, serving to conclude... Read more of this article

Photos #2: America’s Cup Foil Fest In Dockyard

Photos #2: America’s Cup Foil Fest In Dockyard

Bermuda’s three resident America’s Cup teams opened their doors to the people of Bermuda at Foil Fest on Saturday, June 25. Thousands of residents and visitors were treated to a look inside the teams bases, a meet and greet with the sailors and three drags races between the “super charged” AC45s in the waters just off the cruise ships berths... Read more of this article

Bi-Partisan Support For Living Wage Committee

Bi-Partisan Support For Living Wage Committee

A motion by Opposition MP Rolfe Commissiong calling for a Joint Select Committee to be formed to look into the the establishment of a living wage for Bermuda passed with bi-partisan support in the House of Assembly on June 17, with the Committee to be formed and then return to the House with its recommendation. “Imagine earning $200 or even $320... Read more of this article

Column: Giving Back To The Community

Column: Giving Back To The Community

[Written by Senator Georgia Marshall, Senate Spokeswoman for Justice ] It’s becoming a fixture on the Bermuda scene in early summer – cheques being handed out to community groups in the Cash Back for Communities programme. This year, the new Minister of National Security, Senator Jeff Baron, did the honours in a short ceremony. Cash Back is a way... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw thousands attend the America’s Cup Foil Fest event in Dockyard, the world continue to react to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the Around the Island Seagull Race, the Newport Bermuda race prizegiving and more. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Dame Jennifer Smith... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

40 Minute Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

40 Minute Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

The Commission of Inquiry held their first Public Hearing on Monday [June 27] at St. Theresa’s Church Hall on Laffan Street in Hamilton. The Commission is chaired by former Bermuda Court of Appeal judge Sir Anthony Evans, and the members include lawyer and former MP John Barritt, businesswoman Fiona Luck and businessman Kumi Bradshaw.The Commission... Read more of this article

Video & Results: BBA Road Race Championships

Video & Results: BBA Road Race Championships

[Written by Greg Hopkins] Early morning thunder, lightning and heavy rain did not deter the islands top road cyclist from challenging both the adverse weather conditions, and each other for the coveted title of 2016 National Road Race Champion in the Male Open, Female Open, Junior Male and Junior Female categories on Sunday morning at Southside St.Davids. The... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Saltus Students Race Model Cars

Photos/Video: Saltus Students Race Model Cars

SGY1 students at Saltus Grammar School spent part of their afternoon today [June 27] racing the Formula One model cars they have been busy designing and building in their Design and Technology Class.DT Head Philip Heap says: “These SGY1 students are following a Design and Manufacturing course that includes Product Design, Engineering, Interior Design... Read more of this article

SPORTS

West Teams Win Both Futsal All-Star Matches

West Teams Win Both Futsal All-Star Matches

Futsal players in Bermuda competed in the men’s and women’s all-star games this weekend, with the West teams winning both of the matches. A spokesperson said, “In the Women’s All-Star Game, both teams were very cautious in the opening eight minutes, with no goals being scored. However, the East, behind the unstoppable Shuntae... Read more of this article

Bermuda Gymnastics Win Medals In Orlando

Bermuda Gymnastics Win Medals In Orlando

The Bermuda Gymnastics Association has qualified 97 percent of its Competitive Artistic and Rhythmic Team members to participate at this year’s USAIGC World Tournament being held in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel. Although the gymnasts were required to attain a certain score to qualify, the meet is a club to club event featuring... Read more of this article

Video & Results: BBA Road Race Championships

Video & Results: BBA Road Race Championships

[Written by Greg Hopkins] Early morning thunder, lightning and heavy rain did not deter the islands top road cyclist from challenging both the adverse weather conditions, and each other for the coveted title of 2016 National Road Race Champion in the Male Open, Female Open, Junior Male and Junior Female categories on Sunday morning at Southside St.Davids. The... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Column: What Is Our Real Unemployment Rate?

Column: What Is Our Real Unemployment Rate?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Bermuda’s true level of unemployment is likely much higher than the rate – seven percent [7%] and 2,348 Bermudian persons 2015 – that is officially and recently reported. The higher and real number creates a need for a massive difference in the fundamental approach to fixing Bermuda’s economic... Read more of this article

Warwick Gas Station 5K Fundraiser For Autism

Warwick Gas Station 5K Fundraiser For Autism

Warwick Gas Station recently partnered with Bermuda Autism Support and Education [BASE] to host the second annual RUBiS Warwick 5k Family Fun Run, attracting over three hundred registrants and raising $12,270 for BASE. While turnout was hampered by inclement weather on the day, many men, women, and children walked and ran the 5-kilometre route, which... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: June 27 2016

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: June 27 2016

Today [June 27] saw 100,000 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $161,250.00 BD. All 100,000 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing even at $1.61 per share. The BSX finished at 1,169.34, down 0.76% on the day. There were 0 advances, 1 decline, and 58 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available  Read More →

ENTERTAINMENT

Music, Food & More At Pembroke Celebration

Music, Food & More At Pembroke Celebration

Team Street Safe and community partners Evening Light Pentecostal Church and One Stop Shop Variety Store hosted the Pembroke Community Celebration on June 24 at Evening Light Pentecostal Church, with the event’s activities including food, DJ Brotha Ritchie, ping pong, games, and more. Approximately 200 people came out to have fun and enjoy the... Read more of this article

Kingdom Building Offers Thanks After ‘Explosion’

Kingdom Building Offers Thanks After ‘Explosion’

Kingdom Building Promotions is offering it thanks to all who attended the ‘Bermuda Gospel Explosion’ held recently at Heritage Worship Center. The concert was hosted by Chris Crumpler and featured past and present Bermuda Idol winners Olivia Hamilton, Samantha Smith, and winner of the 2016 Bermuda Idol, Jesse Seymour. Other local artists who performed... Read more of this article

Alexander Winfield To Present Adult Puppetry

Alexander Winfield To Present Adult Puppetry

On Saturday, July 9, the Chewstick Culture Hub will host Bermudian puppeteer Alexander Winfield as he presents two short puppet shows for an adult audience. Each show runs approximately 30 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission. The shows will begin at 7.00pm and conclude at approximately 8.15pm. As the two shows contain some scary scenes and adult... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Bermuda National Trust Annual Awards Event

Bermuda National Trust Annual Awards Event

“The Bermuda National Trust celebrated the work of a number of individuals and organisations at the Annual Awards ceremony held in the Bermuda Room at Elbow Beach under the sponsorship of Butterfield & Vallis and Jim and Debbie Butterfield. A spokesperson said, “The packed hall saw prestigious certificates and trophies presented by His... Read more of this article

Photos: Greenrock Eco-School Award Ceremony

Photos: Greenrock Eco-School Award Ceremony

Greenrock recently held their annual Eco-School Award Ceremony, with the programme seeing fifteen schools participate, impacting approximately 5,000 students. Shadow Minister of Education Lovitta Foggo said, “The Greenrock initiative is an excellent programme which creates awareness and an appreciation in our young students regarding the environment,... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Beekeepers had to be called to remove a bee swarm today [June 23], with a large group of bees having swarmed on branches of a tree located on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Elliot Street.Apparently a passing pedestrian noticed the swarm this morning and reported it to Corporation of Hamilton, who arranged for it to be removed, with beekeepers Lewell... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Man Charged With Robbing Vera P Card

Court: Man Charged With Robbing Vera P Card

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 27], a 20-year-old man was charged in connection with the robbery of the Vera P. Card store on Water Street in St. George’s last week. Kenneth Wade was charged with stealing $585 in cash as well as jewelry, and having an imitation firearm. The Court heard that the defendant was apprehended in vicinity... Read more of this article

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Wounding

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Wounding

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 23], a 30-year-old convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to using a pen to stab another prisoner in the eye. Merrick Seaman pleaded guilty to being in an Increased Penalty Zone – namely Westgate Correctional Facility – and unlawfully wounding a fellow prison inmate. The Chief Magistrate was told that on... Read more of this article

Appeals Court Increase Bulgarians’ Sentences

Appeals Court Increase Bulgarians’ Sentences

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the four month sentences handed down to two Bulgarian nationals was “manifestly inadequate” and has replaced the sentences of four months imprisonment in each case with one of two years imprisonment concurrent on all the offenses.Chavdar Bachev and Georgi Todorov were sentenced in April of this year after pleading... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bernews Podcasts Now Available On TuneIn App

Bernews Podcasts Now Available On TuneIn App

Bernews Podcasts — which offer in-depth interviews focused on current affairs in Bermuda — are now available on TuneIn and their audio app, giving listeners additional options to access episodes. Each episode is also posted on the Bernews website; however, as the podcasts are in-depth and will often be over 30 minutes long, we also offer a number of other... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Student App Developer Winners

Photos & Video: Student App Developer Winners

The winners of the Digicel Business & BTC Saltus App Development competition have been announced, with Ellie Dunleavy being named as the overall winner. Additional winners included Ryan Topple and William Welden in second and third place, respectively, as well as Emma Mayer, Maya Malpas, Willian Welch, and Isabella Murdoch. The competition, which was open to ninth... Read more of this article

Gateway Systems’ ABC Solution Aids Importers

Gateway Systems’ ABC Solution Aids Importers

Gateway Systems Limited’s Automated Bermuda Customs [ABC] solution helps commercial importers avoid the recently announced H.M. Customs’ fee for manual data input of Bermuda Customs Declarations [BCDs] not submitted electronically, the company said. On May 9 of this year, H.M. Customs declared their intent to charge for manual BCD processing, saying, “Government... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Fire Survivors Expected To Arrive In Bermuda

Fire Survivors Expected To Arrive In Bermuda

A boat transporting the survivors from a fishing vessel that caught fire is expected to arrive in Bermuda tomorrow morning, where an injured crew member will be taken directly to Bermuda’s airport, and then flown by U.S. Air Force aircraft to the U.S. for further treatment. The fishing vessel ‘Pioneer’ caught fire approximately 900 miles southeast... Read more of this article

Football Community Pay Tribute To Tokia Russell

Football Community Pay Tribute To Tokia Russell

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s sporting community is reeling from the second tragic death this week with the passing of Tokia Russell. Mr. Russell was involved in a traffic accident early this morning in Paget and was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor. This comes on the heels of the shooting death of St. George’s and national team cricket... Read more of this article

38-Year-Old Tokia Russell Dies After Collision

38-Year-Old Tokia Russell Dies After Collision

[Updated: Police confirm the death of 38-year-old Tokia Anthony Russell following a collision in Paget] A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision at around 2.50am this morning [June 22] on Middle Road in Paget. A police spokesperson said, “‎Around 2:50am on Wednesday, June 22nd police and first responders were dispatched to a report... Read more of this article


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