Washington Mall Reid Street Entrance Upgrade

Washington Mall Reid Street Entrance Upgrade

Work is about to start on an upgrade of a Reid Street entrance to the Washington Mall – which will see the area closed to the public until the project is completed. Paul Slaughter, Director and General Manager, Washington Properties [Bermuda] Limited, said: “We hope to start work at the 9 Reid Street entrance on February 5, as long as all the materials... Read more of this article

Horizon ICO Launch Moved To February

Horizon ICO Launch Moved To February

Horizon Communications — which aims to launch wireless internet service in Bermuda — has pushed their ICO launch date to February, saying they are “working on improving our website and materials, as well as also marketing throughout the cryptocurrency community.” Describing itself as the “world’s first telecommunication company... Read more of this article

Local Jewelry Designer Inspired By Bermuda

Local Jewelry Designer Inspired By Bermuda

Local jewelry designer, Elisa Stubbs, draws inspiration from the natural landscape of Bermuda for her jewelry collection ‘Airy Heights Design,’ and also uses unique Bermuda backdrops to showcase her jewelry online. According to her website, local shells and plants serve as one of her focal points and inspiration.“Each piece I create... Read more of this article

Video: January 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: January 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Man arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault at Royal Bermuda Regiment, Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden questions Zane DeSilva’s resignation and issues surrounding scans & health cost, Zane DeSilva explains why he resigned from Cabinet, Horizon moves ICO launch date to February, jewelry designer Elisa Stubbs draws inspiration... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On Resignation, Health Costs

Opposition Leader On Resignation, Health Costs

“The statement by the Premier announcing former Minister DeSilva’s resignation leaves a lot of unanswered questions,” Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden said, adding that “regardless of what the reason is for the resignation of Mr. DeSilva the people of Bermuda need to be assured that this will not lead to an increase in the cost... Read more of this article

Video: Zane DeSilva Explains Why He Resigned

Video: Zane DeSilva Explains Why He Resigned

“This principled stand that I’m taking is one based on fairness and justice,” Zane DeSilva said following news that he resigned from Cabinet, adding that he “could not just stand by and watch a black business close, let alone a good friend of mine like Dr. Brown.” Last night, Premier David Burt confirmed that Mr DeSilva resigned... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: January 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: January 22 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


Man Arrested: Alleged Sexual Assault At RBR

Man Arrested: Alleged Sexual Assault At RBR

[Updated] A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault “on the grounds” of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, with the police confirming that a female soldier was “reported to have been assaulted by a male soldier,” while the Regiment has confirmed that they “referred an allegation from a soldier to the... Read more of this article

80 Minute Video: Interview With Dr Ewart Brown

80 Minute Video: Interview With Dr Ewart Brown

[Updated] Dr Ewart Brown will be speaking with Bernews this afternoon [Jan 22], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Jeremy Deacon, where they plan to discuss a number of topics, including the comments Dr Brown made at last week’s press conference, when he spoke about the closure of the CT Scan Unit at Brown-Darrell Clinic, which he attributed... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Youth Maker Showcase

Photos & Video: Youth Maker Showcase

Minister of National Security, Wayne Caines attended the Youth Maker Showcase this weekend, which was organized to support Bermuda’s young people. The event, which took place on Saturday, January 20th at the CedarBridge Academy Gym from 3:00 to 6:30pm, was aimed at celebrating the innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness of Bermuda’s students.... Read more of this article

Ministry Launch New Scholarships & Awards

Ministry Launch New Scholarships & Awards

The Ministry of Education and Workforce Development is offering several scholarship opportunities that students can apply for, at this start of the 2018 scholarship season. Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain explained, “We are expanding scholarships and awards to give more Bermudians of various ages and life stages, the... Read more of this article

Information Sessions For ITU Triathlon Bermuda

Information Sessions For ITU Triathlon Bermuda

Organisers of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Bermuda – which will be part of a weekend of festivities in Hamilton from April 26th to 29th — will present information about the event in a series of public meetings this week. A one-hour presentation will cover details of the triathlon racecourses, related road closures, alternative routes... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Validus & AIG Will Thrive In Bermuda’

Column: ‘Validus & AIG Will Thrive In Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by Brian Duperreault and Ed Noonan] Today we announced that AIG has proposed to acquire Validus. This is an exciting announcement for both companies, and for us personally. For AIG, this is a great step forward in our strategy to grow the company to be a global, profitable leader in the industry. The transaction will bring new... Read more of this article

Video: British MPs Discuss UN & Decolonization

Video: British MPs Discuss UN & Decolonization

The United Nations Committee on Decolonization was discussed during a recent meeting of the British Foreign Affairs Committee, with questions raised as to what is being done to remove the ten British Overseas Territories — including Bermuda — from the list of “Non-Self-Governing Territories.” While the subject of the House of... Read more of this article

Green Family Matches $33K Charity Donation

Green Family Matches $33K Charity Donation

The Green Family are donating $33,000 to four local charities, matching the recent generosity to the same charities from former members of The Princess Staff Club. The family has donated $8,326 each to Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, Bermuda Diabetes Association, Salvation Army and The Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association [LCCA]. Alexander Green... Read more of this article

Column: Island’s First-Of-A-Kind ‘Parent Expo’

Column: Island’s First-Of-A-Kind ‘Parent Expo’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The Island’s first-of-a-kind ‘Parent Expo’ concluded with presentations by three leaders in education. This after a ‘banquet of activities’ that began at 3 pm with the opening of the ‘Youth Maker Faire’ in the school’s Gymnasium, which had been transformed into a ‘wonderland’. The ‘Faire’... Read more of this article

Juan Philip Wolffe: ‘Deep Pride & Confidence’

Juan Philip Wolffe: ‘Deep Pride & Confidence’

In celebration of the school’s 120th anniversary, the Berkeley Institute Anniversary Celebration Committee is shining a spotlight on its alumni, with the eighth profile highlighting Juan Philip Wolffe, Class of 1982, Gold House.What does it mean to you to be a Berkeleyite? As a young black boy who was born and raised in the “back-of-town”... Read more of this article

AIG To Acquire Validus For $5.56 Billion In Cash

AIG To Acquire Validus For $5.56 Billion In Cash

[Updated] American International Group will acquire all outstanding common shares of Validus Holdings, with the company saying that “holders of Validus common shares will receive cash consideration of $68.00 per share, for an aggregate transaction value of $5.56 billion, funded by cash on hand.” “Validus is an excellent strategic fit for... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: January 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: January 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Man arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault at Royal Bermuda Regiment, Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden questions Zane DeSilva’s resignation and issues surrounding scans & health cost, Zane DeSilva explains why he resigned from Cabinet, Horizon moves ICO launch date to February, jewelry designer Elisa Stubbs draws inspiration... Read more of this article

Video: Zane DeSilva Explains Why He Resigned

Video: Zane DeSilva Explains Why He Resigned

“This principled stand that I’m taking is one based on fairness and justice,” Zane DeSilva said following news that he resigned from Cabinet, adding that he “could not just stand by and watch a black business close, let alone a good friend of mine like Dr. Brown.” Last night, Premier David Burt confirmed that Mr DeSilva resigned... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: January 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: January 22 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

SPORTS

BF&M: Main Sponsor For ITU Triathlon Bermuda

BF&M: Main Sponsor For ITU Triathlon Bermuda

BF&M has been named as a main sponsor for the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda. The prestigious ITU World Triathlon Series has added Bermuda as one of eight countries on the global circuit. “World Triathlon Bermuda welcomes this partnership with a leading Bermuda health insurer, as our sport encourages healthy living,” said Phil Schmidt, Local Organizing... Read more of this article

Terceira Competes At Animo Cup III In Belgium

Terceira Competes At Animo Cup III In Belgium

Bermudian equestrian Jillian Terceira competed at the Animo Cup III at the Sports Club at Opglabbeek, Belgium. Terceira competing in the 1.25m Animo’s Small Grand Prix in 2 Phases Special Class riding Chakova finished 8th, they clocked a Clear First Phase time of 38.19, they would then clock a Clear Second Phase time of 28.78. Terceira also mounted... Read more of this article

Two Athletes Meet Carifta Qualifying Standard

Two Athletes Meet Carifta Qualifying Standard

The Bermuda National Athletics Association held a track neet at the National Sports Center, with two more athletes meeting the Carifta Standard.. There was plenty of celebration when Johndell Cumberbatch clocked a Under 20 Boys 5000 Meter Run winning time of 16:55.56, but then there was even a bigger cheer when fourteen year old Amelia Othman hit the... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Washington Mall Reid Street Entrance Upgrade

Washington Mall Reid Street Entrance Upgrade

Work is about to start on an upgrade of a Reid Street entrance to the Washington Mall – which will see the area closed to the public until the project is completed. Paul Slaughter, Director and General Manager, Washington Properties [Bermuda] Limited, said: “We hope to start work at the 9 Reid Street entrance on February 5, as long as all the materials... Read more of this article

BF&M: Main Sponsor For ITU Triathlon Bermuda

BF&M: Main Sponsor For ITU Triathlon Bermuda

BF&M has been named as a main sponsor for the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda. The prestigious ITU World Triathlon Series has added Bermuda as one of eight countries on the global circuit. “World Triathlon Bermuda welcomes this partnership with a leading Bermuda health insurer, as our sport encourages healthy living,” said Phil Schmidt, Local Organizing... Read more of this article

Horizon ICO Launch Moved To February

Horizon ICO Launch Moved To February

Horizon Communications — which aims to launch wireless internet service in Bermuda — has pushed their ICO launch date to February, saying they are “working on improving our website and materials, as well as also marketing throughout the cryptocurrency community.” Describing itself as the “world’s first telecommunication company... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermuda Red Cross To Host ‘Fifty Shades Freed’

Bermuda Red Cross To Host ‘Fifty Shades Freed’

The Bermuda Red Cross will be hosting “Fifty Shades Freed” on February 10th. A spokesperson said, “Get the girls together on Saturday, February 10th starting at 4:30pm in the Eateries, Washington Mall. Try your smarts at the Trivia and your luck at the 50/50 raffle. Your ticket includes 2 drinks, nibbles, movie ticket and some little... Read more of this article

Klout Social Media Rankings For January 2018

Klout Social Media Rankings For January 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] There was a major shift in the Bermuda social media influence rankings as three new entries joined the Top 10 for the first time. Also, many people saw their Klout scores shift by four points or more, and some saw their scores drop by more than 10 points. Klout measures a person’s social media influence over a variety... Read more of this article

Singer Jesse Seymour Joins Big Chill Band

Singer Jesse Seymour Joins Big Chill Band

The Big Chill announced that singer Jesse Seymour has joined the band, calling him an ”amazing Bermuda talent,” and noting that he won the Bermuda Idol competition and was also selected to sing with the America’s Cup Band in 2017.Tony Brannon said, “The Big Chill is excited to welcome Jesse Seymour in 2018. Jesse Seymour is... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Ocean Risk Summit To Be Held In Bermuda

Ocean Risk Summit To Be Held In Bermuda

From 8-10th May 2018, Bermuda will host leaders from across the political, economic, environmental and risk sectors for the first-ever Ocean Risk Summit at the Fairmont Southampton. According to the summit’s website “The event will present high-level speakers providing expert data, analysis and innovative tools to help participants identify... Read more of this article

BEST Loses Court Appeal About Caroline Bay

BEST Loses Court Appeal About Caroline Bay

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] was not successful in their court appeal regarding the Caroline Bay development, with the organisation attempting to object to a roadway on what they said was a “precious agricultural plot.” A BEST spokesperson said, “BEST has, for the first time, not been successful in an appeal... Read more of this article

Young Reporters For Environment Competition

Young Reporters For Environment Competition

Young Reporters for the Environment [YRE] is an international competition where students identify an environmental issue of relevance to the island [including global issues with local implications], research the topic, develop a written, photo or video journalism project around the issue where they present not only their findings but their solutions... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Arrested: Alleged Sexual Assault At RBR

Man Arrested: Alleged Sexual Assault At RBR

[Updated] A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault “on the grounds” of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, with the police confirming that a female soldier was “reported to have been assaulted by a male soldier,” while the Regiment has confirmed that they “referred an allegation from a soldier to the... Read more of this article

Two Men Injured In Altercation On South Road

Two Men Injured In Altercation On South Road

Two men were injured in an altercation early this morning on South Road in Paget/Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is reporting an incident that took place today [Friday] on South Road in the Paget/Warwick area at around 7:15am. “Details are unclear but it appears that an altercation between two males took place... Read more of this article

Stolen Peugeot Car Recovered In Pembroke

Stolen Peugeot Car Recovered In Pembroke

After being reported stolen almost two weeks ago, a grey Peugeot 307 car was recovered in Pembroke, and has been impounded by police as “inquiries continue.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating a grey Peugeot 307 car bearing license plate 47913, reported... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Horizon ICO Launch Moved To February

Horizon ICO Launch Moved To February

Horizon Communications — which aims to launch wireless internet service in Bermuda — has pushed their ICO launch date to February, saying they are “working on improving our website and materials, as well as also marketing throughout the cryptocurrency community.” Describing itself as the “world’s first telecommunication company powered by the... Read more of this article

Klout Social Media Rankings For January 2018

Klout Social Media Rankings For January 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] There was a major shift in the Bermuda social media influence rankings as three new entries joined the Top 10 for the first time. Also, many people saw their Klout scores shift by four points or more, and some saw their scores drop by more than 10 points. Klout measures a person’s social media influence over a variety of platforms including... Read more of this article

“ONE Fiber Cut Causes TBi Outage” Today

“ONE Fiber Cut Causes TBi Outage” Today

“An issue with ONE Communications’ fiber resulted in an outage for TBi customers” earlier today [Jan 20] according to a TBi spokesperson. The spokesperson said, “At approximately 11:15 a.m. today, an issue with ONE Communications’ fiber resulted in an outage for TBi customers. An investigation by TBi engineers revealed the cause originated from a... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police: ‘Controlled Burn’ On Marshall’s Island

Police: ‘Controlled Burn’ On Marshall’s Island

Noting that they have received calls about a fire on Marshall’s Island in the Great Sound this morning [Jan 22], the police have confirmed the fire is a “controlled burn.” A police spokesperson said, “Police have received calls about a fire on Marshall’s Island in the Great Sound this morning and can confirm that the fire is a ‘controlled... Read more of this article

Hobby Zone Plan To ‘Keep Pushing’ After Fire

Hobby Zone Plan To ‘Keep Pushing’ After Fire

Following a fire at their Sandys location earlier this month, Club Hobby Zone said although it damaged many of their bikes and tools, it has not diminished their faith, and said “we have to keep pushing to realize the full potential of the endeavor.” The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service previously confirmed that on January 11th they received... Read more of this article

Photos: Collision On North Shore By Shelly Bay

Photos: Collision On North Shore By Shelly Bay

[Updated] Police, ambulance and fire personnel are on scene in the North Shore Road area by Shelly Bay this afternoon [Jan 18] following a collision. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update January 19, 12.37pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:10pm Thursday, January 18th police and first responders were... Read more of this article