Photos & Video: Travel Group Visits City Hall

Photos & Video: Travel Group Visits City Hall

Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge was joined by Deputy Mayor Donal Smith in welcoming a visiting group of travel professionals to City Hall on Thursday [Sept 18]. About 400 members of the American Society of Travel Agents [ASTA] and their guests arrived on Wednesday from New York City on board the Norwegian Breakaway for a three-day stay on the island.The... Read more of this article

Ascendant Group Earnings Decrease 35.2%

Ascendant Group Earnings Decrease 35.2%

The Ascendant Group Limited released their latest financial results, showing their consolidated net earnings for the first six months of 2014 decreased $640,688 [or 35.2%] to $1.2 million, versus $1.8 million for the same period in 2013. The company said that although earnings improved at both Bermuda Gas and AG Holdings, as compared to the prior... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier, Minister Tour EEZ Businesses

Photos: Premier, Minister Tour EEZ Businesses

Earlier today [Sept. 19], the Premier and Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley spent the morning visiting with some of the businesses in the North East Hamilton Economic Empowerment Zone [NEHEEZ]. The Premier was joined by the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy, Senator Jeff Baron, the Executive Director of the Bermuda Economic Development... Read more of this article

Berkeley Institute Students Raise Over $1,700

Berkeley Institute Students Raise Over $1,700

Today [Sept 19] the Berkeley Institute Student Council sponsored a “Peace and Unity Grub Day” in memory of the late Shijuan Mungal, raising over $1,700, with all proceeds to be donated to Shijuan’s family. In addition, he was honoured with a moment of silence during the school’s lunch hour, and students donned black and white to commemorate... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of American Visitor

Police Confirm Death Of American Visitor

Police have confirmed the death of 63 year old American visitor Ruth Birtwell who passed away after experiencing breathing difficulties at Horseshoe Bay Beach yesterday. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 63 year old Ruth Birtwell of Ashford, Connecticut USA and extends condolences to her family... Read more of this article

Derek Spalding Eligible For Parole After 25 Yrs

Derek Spalding Eligible For Parole After 25 Yrs

Following an exchange of words in the Courtroom between convicted murderer Derek Spalding and Justice Carlisle Greaves, Spalding’s sentence was amended so that instead of being eligible for parole after 38 years, he is now eligible after 25 years. In 2012, Spalding was found guilty of the murder of Shaki Crockwell, a national level football player... Read more of this article

Kevin Warner Eligible For Parole After 25 Yrs

Kevin Warner Eligible For Parole After 25 Yrs

Convicted murderer Kevin Warner was today re-sentenced to life in prison with the condition he must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. His original sentence had mandated that he must remain jailed for 35 years before being eligible for parole. Warner had been convicted of the May 2010 premeditated murder of Dekimo “Purple”... Read more of this article

Health Department: “Notice To All Travelers”

Health Department: “Notice To All Travelers”

The Department of Health is advising all travelers to make themselves aware of current travel health issues and learn about how they can remain safe at this time of heightened international public health threats. A spokesperson said, “The Department wishes to direct potential travelers to the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]... Read more of this article

Washington Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Washington Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

[Updated] Julian Washington was today [Sept 19] sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Stefan Burgess, with the Courts mandating he must serve 30 years in prison before being eligible for parole. Mr. Burgess was shot multiple times while at a residence in the Glebe Road, Pembroke area in January 2012. His death left a mother grieving the loss... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meetings On National Training Plan

Town Hall Meetings On National Training Plan

The National Training Board and the Department of Workforce Development are inviting members of the public to attend upcoming Town Hall Meetings to discuss the National Training Plan. A spokesperson said, “These Town Hall meetings will take place in the West End at St. James Church on Tuesday September 23rd from 6:30pm to 8pm and in the East End... Read more of this article

Mark Anderson Completes Charity Walk

Mark Anderson Completes Charity Walk

Bus driver Mark Anderson used a different mode of transportation yesterday [Sept 18] to make his way from Dockyard to St. George’s, with the kindhearted entertainer walking the length of the island in a bid to raise money for the Centre Against Abuse. He started out from the Maritime Museum Dockyard at 6.00am and walked the length of the island,... Read more of this article

Scotland Votes ‘No’ To UK Independence

Scotland Votes ‘No’ To UK Independence

Scotland will remain a part of the United Kingdom following a vote for independence that saw 55 percent of Scots vote ‘No’. As the BBC reports, “With the results in from all 32 council areas, the ‘No’ side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for ‘Yes’. “Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Seniors Are An Invaluable Resource’

Minister: ‘Seniors Are An Invaluable Resource’

“Accusations by the Opposition that this Government has somehow ‘abandoned’ its seniors couldn’t be further from the truth,” Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden said. Minister Atherden said, “We believe that seniors are an invaluable resource to Bermuda and, as such, should be treated with dignity,... Read more of this article

Yo-Yo Ma To Perform At Bermuda Festival

Yo-Yo Ma To Perform At Bermuda Festival

The Bermuda Festival has confirmed that celebrated cellist and 15-time Grammy award winner Yo-Yo Ma [pictured] has accepted an invitation to perform at the 40th Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts. “This is quite a coup for the Festival as Mr. Ma is perhaps the greatest living cellist, and is in huge demand around the world,” remarked Ian... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Travel Group Visits City Hall

Photos & Video: Travel Group Visits City Hall

Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge was joined by Deputy Mayor Donal Smith in welcoming a visiting group of travel professionals to City Hall on Thursday [Sept 18]. About 400 members of the American Society of Travel Agents [ASTA] and their guests arrived on Wednesday from New York City on board the Norwegian Breakaway for a three-day stay on the island.The... Read more of this article

Video: Harvey Scores Hat-Trick In DePaul Win

Video: Harvey Scores Hat-Trick In DePaul Win

Bermuda’s Jalen Harvey made an outstanding showing yesterday [Sept 17] for his University team, scoring three goals in only 18 minutes to lead DePaul to a 3-2 comeback win over Drake. DePaul was down 2-0 when Harvey began his run of three goals with a header in the 80th minute, and then scored his 2nd in the 87th minute to push the game into... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: “Taste Of Bermuda” Trade Show

Photos/Video: “Taste Of Bermuda” Trade Show

[Updated with videos] In a bid to showcase the island to the hundreds of visiting travel professionals, the Bermuda Tourism Authority hosted the “Taste of Bermuda”, an open-air trade show in the Victualling Yard in Dockyard last night [Sept 17], featuring dozens of tourism industry stakeholders. The evening also included live entertainment,... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Football: Wolves, Devonshire Cougars Win

Football: Wolves, Devonshire Cougars Win

In Friday night [Sept 19] First Division football, BAA lost 2-0 to the Wolves, while in Premier Division action the Devonshire Cougars recorded a 3-1 victory over the Flanagan’s Onions. First Division: Wolves 2 – BAA 0 At the Devonshire Rec, Wolves went in front after some 10 minutes when Kyle Brangman found the back of the net from just inside... Read more of this article

Second Spring Seniors Bowling League

Second Spring Seniors Bowling League

The Second Spring Seniors Bowling League Season continued on Wednesday [Sept 17] at the Warwick Lanes where the Tigers and Old ‘N Kickin ended 2 – 2. Last Pin went down 3 – 1 to the Pinsplitters while the Islanders fell to the Drifters 4 – 0. The New Comers defeated the Blue Angels 4 – 0 and the Last Minutes defeated Go Get It 3 – 1. Men’s... Read more of this article

PHC Forfeit & Cricket Match Rescheduled

PHC Forfeit & Cricket Match Rescheduled

PHC have informed the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] that they are unable to field a team for their group game, B6, against Willow Cuts, so this game is forfeited to Willow Cuts. The BCB also added that the group game D1 which was not played on Thursday night has been rescheduled to Sunday September 21st at 3pm. “The pitch had become unplayable in... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Fodors Names Royal Palms In Top 100 Hotels

Fodors Names Royal Palms In Top 100 Hotels

Fodor’s Travel, one of the leading name in travel guides for more than 75 years, has revealed that Bermuda’s Royal Palms Hotel, located in the capital city of Hamilton, has been recognized as a 2014 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winner. This distinction designates Royal Palms Hotel as an outstanding hotel as selected by Fodor’s editors and travel... Read more of this article

Ascendant Group Earnings Decrease 35.2%

Ascendant Group Earnings Decrease 35.2%

The Ascendant Group Limited released their latest financial results, showing their consolidated net earnings for the first six months of 2014 decreased $640,688 [or 35.2%] to $1.2 million, versus $1.8 million for the same period in 2013. The company said that although earnings improved at both Bermuda Gas and AG Holdings, as compared to the prior... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 19 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 19 2014

Today [Sept 19] saw the close of the BSX’s week finish with 68,500 shares traded on the day, valued at $236,240.00. 50,000 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing at $1.99 per share, even on the day. Another 100 shares were traded by Somers Limited, closing at an even $14.50 per share. 10,000 shares were traded by Ascendant... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday Screening Of ‘Disruption’ At BUEI

Saturday Screening Of ‘Disruption’ At BUEI

On Saturday [Sept 20] BUEI and Greenrock will be presenting a free screening of ‘Disruption’, a behind-the-scenes look at the effort to organize the People’s Climate March. The screening will take place at 7.30pm in the BUEI Auditorium. A spokesperson said, “On September 20th, 2014 the People’s Climate March, dubbed the... Read more of this article

Yo-Yo Ma To Perform At Bermuda Festival

Yo-Yo Ma To Perform At Bermuda Festival

The Bermuda Festival has confirmed that celebrated cellist and 15-time Grammy award winner Yo-Yo Ma [pictured] has accepted an invitation to perform at the 40th Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts. “This is quite a coup for the Festival as Mr. Ma is perhaps the greatest living cellist, and is in huge demand around the world,” remarked Ian... Read more of this article

Peace Concert To Take Place This Evening

Peace Concert To Take Place This Evening

The Bermuda Peace Day Concert is set to take place on Friday September 19, 2014, with a rain date set for Saturday, September 20, with long list of musical talent set to take the stage. With support from PRS for Music, the music rights management organisation, the concert gates will open at 5.00pm, with a happy hour event, featuring music by Big Chill... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Saturday Screening Of ‘Disruption’ At BUEI

Saturday Screening Of ‘Disruption’ At BUEI

On Saturday [Sept 20] BUEI and Greenrock will be presenting a free screening of ‘Disruption’, a behind-the-scenes look at the effort to organize the People’s Climate March. The screening will take place at 7.30pm in the BUEI Auditorium. A spokesperson said, “On September 20th, 2014 the People’s Climate March, dubbed the... Read more of this article

Osprey Dies After Being Found In St George’s

Osprey Dies After Being Found In St George’s

Despite efforts to save an Osprey that was found in distress in the east end, the bird has died while being assessed by professionals at the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo. The Osprey was found in the middle of Stokes Point Road in St. George’s after a member of the public alerted Police Sergeant Paul Watson of the Marine Police Unit, who collected the... Read more of this article

Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

President of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] Stuart Hayward was the guest speaker at the Hamilton Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday [Sept 16], speaking about various topics, including BEST’s latest campaigns and projects. Mr. Hayward said, “Most often when people hear about BEST it is to do with some controversial... Read more of this article

CRIME

Report On Cayman Officers Death Released

Report On Cayman Officers Death Released

The Cayman Coroner’s Jury has returned with a suicide verdict in an inquest about death of a former Cayman police officer who died shortly after being released on bail after being arrested. According to the Cayman Reporter, shortly after Raphael Williams’s death, Cayman Police Commissioner David Baines requested an independent review of the circumstances... Read more of this article

Derek Spalding Eligible For Parole After 25 Yrs

Derek Spalding Eligible For Parole After 25 Yrs

Following an exchange of words in the Courtroom between convicted murderer Derek Spalding and Justice Carlisle Greaves, Spalding’s sentence was amended so that instead of being eligible for parole after 38 years, he is now eligible after 25 years. In 2012, Spalding was found guilty of the murder of Shaki Crockwell, a national level football player... Read more of this article

Kevin Warner Eligible For Parole After 25 Yrs

Kevin Warner Eligible For Parole After 25 Yrs

Convicted murderer Kevin Warner was today re-sentenced to life in prison with the condition he must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. His original sentence had mandated that he must remain jailed for 35 years before being eligible for parole. Warner had been convicted of the May 2010 premeditated murder of Dekimo “Purple”... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Digicel Acquires SportsMax & CEEN-TV

Digicel Acquires SportsMax & CEEN-TV

Digicel announced that it has acquired majority ownership and control of St. Lucia-based International Media Content Ltd., parent company of regional sports broadcaster, SportsMax, and North American broadcaster CEEN-TV, for an undisclosed sum. A spokesperson said, “Under the terms of the deal, the founder and a number of the lead principals will continue to have... Read more of this article

Digicel: Approval For Caribbean Fibre Network

Digicel: Approval For Caribbean Fibre Network

Digicel has received the required approvals from Government and regulatory authorities with regard to its purchase of a submarine fibre network across the Caribbean region from the Guadeloupe-based Loret Group and Caribbean Fibre Holdings and the transaction is now complete, it was announced today. The company said, “The completion of the deal marks another major... Read more of this article

2013 ICT Communication Technology Report

2013 ICT Communication Technology Report

The Department of Statistics released the 2013 Information and Communications Technology [ICT] Report today, which showed that the ICT sector contributed 4.1% to Bermuda’s GDP, or $229 million, a decline of 3% from 2012. The report also indicated that there were 838 ICT-related jobs in 2013, the same as in 2012, 89% of all businesses use computers during their daily... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Fire Service Responds, Smoking Bus Tires

Fire Service Responds, Smoking Bus Tires

At approximately 2.30pm today [Sept 17] the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a report of what we understand to be smoke emanating from the rear tires of a bus. The bus was located in the Watford Bridge area in Sandys, and the Fire Service were seen spraying water on the back tires of the bus. The police also attended, and it appears that... Read more of this article

Taxi Lands On Side Following Sandys Collision

Taxi Lands On Side Following Sandys Collision

Three visitors to the island, including a 10 year old girl, were taken to hospital after the taxi they were traveling in was involved in a collision yesterday afternoon [Sept 15] in Sandys, which resulted in the taxi landing on its side. A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:30pm on Monday, September 15th first responders were dispatched to a... Read more of this article

Car Lands Upside Down In Pembroke Collision

Car Lands Upside Down In Pembroke Collision

[Updated] Emergency personnel responded to the Palmetto Road area in Pembroke at approximately 10.30pm this evening [Sept 15], following a collision which resulted in the car landing upside down. An ambulance was seen in the area and it appears that one person may have been taken for medical care. Further details are limited at this time, however we... Read more of this article


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