House Speaker: “Let’s Not Go Down There Again’

House Speaker: “Let’s Not Go Down There Again’

After MP Rolfe Commissiong tried to repeat his comments that Sir John Swan was ‘tap dancing’, Speaker of the House Dennis Lister interrupted him saying “let’s not go down there again”, adding that maybe he was “wrong last week for letting you go as far as you did go.” During the previous week in Parliament,... Read more of this article

Premier: Strategic Intent For Government Reform

Premier: Strategic Intent For Government Reform

“I am pleased to table for the consideration of this Honourable House a document that sets out this Government’s strategic intent for government reform,” Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly. “This planning framework serves as the starting point towards the building of a comprehensive roadmap to realise Government Reform,”... Read more of this article

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

Members of the Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR] are once again helping CedarBridge Academy students prepare for success in their year-end mathematics examinations. Now in its fourth year, BILTIR’s Math Tutorial Program matches high-school students with life and annuity insurance professionals to provide mathematics... Read more of this article

Video: May 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Speaker shuts down further ‘tap dancing’ comments asking MP Commissiong to ‘not go down there again,’ BILTIR supports CedarBridge students with mathematics, Bermuda industry groups applaud EU decision, ‘Social Development’ Cabinet Committee formed, fundraising target exceeded for dad/daughter racing team, Stuart Hayward... Read more of this article

Kempe On EU Removing Island From Tax List

Kempe On EU Removing Island From Tax List

“Bermuda has consistently demonstrated its commitment to combating money laundering and terrorist financing, therefore it was regrettable that a ‘minor technical omission’ led to a major fail,” Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said. Senator Kempe said, “In addition to the potential reputational damage and inhibition... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Relay For Life Event Underway

Photos & Video: Relay For Life Event Underway

[Updated with photos] The Relay For Life event is getting underway at the National Sports Centre this evening [May 17] with the Survivors Lap and Team Parade. The Mission of Relay for Life Bermuda is to raise awareness and funds to support access to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and support provided by Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre. Update:... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 17 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


Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17], Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an ”update of the proposed changes to work permit policies which begins with assessing jobs currently listed in the closed, restricted, special and open job categories. The Minister said, “This government recognizes the importance of including... Read more of this article

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

The police said they are aware of a social media post that describes an incident involving a man verbally harassing a teenage girl at the bus terminal on Thursday, and have urged any witnesses or people that may know the man’s identity to please contact the police. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social... Read more of this article

Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six documents were tabled in the House of Assembly today [May 17] including the 2019 Transport Green Paper, the 2017 BDIC Annual Report, the Bermuda Public Accountability Board 2018 Annual Report, the Government Reform February 2019 Report, the Premier, Ministers and Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Bill 2019, and the Taxes Management [Large Ship Infrastructure... Read more of this article

Minister: 2019 Transport Green Paper Released

Minister: 2019 Transport Green Paper Released

The 196-page 2019 Transport Green Paper has been released, which was “designed to stimulate debate on a range of options for strengthening the transportation sector to better plan for the future.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17], Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva said, “The Government undertook to conduct... Read more of this article

ABIR Applauds Bermuda’s Removal From EU List

ABIR Applauds Bermuda’s Removal From EU List

Bermuda’s leading international insurers and reinsurers, through the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR], applaud the Bermuda government’s successful efforts in achieving removal of Bermuda from the EU List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions, fully demonstrating the island’s commitment to facilitate tax transparency and compliance... Read more of this article

Bermuda Industry Groups Applaud EU Decision

Bermuda Industry Groups Applaud EU Decision

Bermuda’s global industry groups have welcomed today’s [May 17] decision by the Economic & Financial Affairs Council [ECOFIN] in Brussels to remove Bermuda from a list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions after all sectors worked collaboratively with Bermuda’s government and regulator to ensure a successful result. “We applaud today’s... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Highlights King’s Wharf Team

Video: Minister Highlights King’s Wharf Team

[Updated] Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch is holding a press conference this afternoon [May 17] to “highlight a Ministry initiative.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Minister Burch with Carmen Trott, Yves Lortes, Andrew Dias, Austin Kenny, Tabia Butterfield, Charles CrissonUpdate:... Read more of this article

Fundraising Target Exceeded For Dad/Daughter

Fundraising Target Exceeded For Dad/Daughter

The Bermuda community has made it possible for a father and daughter team to return to racing marathons and triathlons, after a very successful fundraising effort that will cover the cost of their new bike. In just a few days, residents and companies in Bermuda have contributed to the cause, exceeding the target of GBP 14,000 [$17,837] for a replacement... Read more of this article

‘Social Development’ Cabinet Committee Formed

‘Social Development’ Cabinet Committee Formed

Government has formed a Cabinet Committee on Social Development, Premier David Burt said, adding that in the Committee’s first meeting they “addressed matters around the living wage, the extension of paid maternity leave, revisions to the mandatory retirement age, the adoption of the charter of rights and responsibilities for seniors and the... Read more of this article

Minister On Gang Prevention In Primary Schools

Minister On Gang Prevention In Primary Schools

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an overview of the  work of the Ministry of National Security’s Gang Violence Reduction Team, Primary Prevention Initiative, Elliot Kings Group. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17], the Minister said, “The Gang Violence Reduction Team has been working hard in our Public Schools... Read more of this article

‘Require Publication Of All Such Appointments’

‘Require Publication Of All Such Appointments’

[Updated] I will today introduce amendments to the ‘Premier, Ministers and Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Act 2019,’ Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly today [May 17], explaining that this will require the “publication of all such appointments with details of remuneration.” The Premier said, “In an era... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: May 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Speaker shuts down further ‘tap dancing’ comments asking MP Commissiong to ‘not go down there again,’ BILTIR supports CedarBridge students with mathematics, Bermuda industry groups applaud EU decision, ‘Social Development’ Cabinet Committee formed, fundraising target exceeded for dad/daughter racing team, Stuart Hayward... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Relay For Life Event Underway

Photos & Video: Relay For Life Event Underway

[Updated with photos] The Relay For Life event is getting underway at the National Sports Centre this evening [May 17] with the Survivors Lap and Team Parade. The Mission of Relay for Life Bermuda is to raise awareness and funds to support access to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and support provided by Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre. Update:... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 17 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

Terceira & Lopes Conclude In The Netherlands

Terceira & Lopes Conclude In The Netherlands

Bermudian equestrian Jillian Terceira and Tyler Lopes concluded competing in the Valkenswaard International Horse Jumping event in the Netherlands. Terceira and Escalada finished 17th competing in the CSI2* 1.40m Table A – Against the Clock Class. The pair clocked a Clear Round time of 75.02. Both Terceira and Lopes competed in the CSI1* Grand... Read more of this article

Match Officials Appointed For Concacaf Gold Cup

Match Officials Appointed For Concacaf Gold Cup

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football [Concacaf] announced the referees and assistant referees that have been selected for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, which Bermuda will participate in. The 48 match officials were required to pass several assessments and fitness tests, to ensure they could be considered for Concacaf’s... Read more of this article

James & Glasgow Compete In NAC Track Meet

James & Glasgow Compete In NAC Track Meet

J’auna James and Mykal Glasgow recently helped Thomas College Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams compete in their first varsity North Atlantic Conference [NAC] Meet at Regis College. Both teams finished third, with the men scoring 145 points and the women scoring 65 points. James finished sixth competing in the Women’s 400... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

Members of the Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR] are once again helping CedarBridge Academy students prepare for success in their year-end mathematics examinations. Now in its fourth year, BILTIR’s Math Tutorial Program matches high-school students with life and annuity insurance professionals to provide mathematics... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting May 18

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting May 18

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday May 18th.On Saturday the RFA Mount Bay, the Gaschem Beluga LPG tanker are expected, on Sunday the Adventure of the Seas, the RCGS Resoulte and the Norwegian Gem cruise ships, and the Oleander container ship will arrive,... Read more of this article

Budding Entrepreneurs Offer Lemonade Stands

Budding Entrepreneurs Offer Lemonade Stands

Enterprising and business minded students took part in Bermuda’s first Lemonade Day, with stands available island-wide on Friday. Students from Sandys Secondary Middle School, T.N. Tatum Middle School, Dellwood Middle School and Clearwater Middle School participated in the event, with stands located at RUBiS Boaz Island Service Station, Marketplace... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Designers To Debut Carnival Costume Designs

Designers To Debut Carnival Costume Designs

The Carnival Costume Design Challenge Showcase will be held on Friday, May 17th allowing the public to see the designs created by five talented local designers as they showcase their final carnival costume designs to the public. A spokesperson said, “Five designers; five costume creations! NOVA Mas International, with the support of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

‘Dream World’ Art Exhibit To Open Tomorrow

‘Dream World’ Art Exhibit To Open Tomorrow

An art exhibit titled “The Dream World of Nicky Gurret and Sorgel” by Bermudian artist Nicky Gurret and French painter Pierre Sorgel is set to open at Gallery One Seventeen on Front Street tomorrow [May 17] until May 31. A spokesperson said, “This unique exhibition takes place for two weeks from May 17 to May 31. Both artists met at... Read more of this article

Fashion Festival Tickets Now Available For Sale

Fashion Festival Tickets Now Available For Sale

Savvy Entertainment has announced today that the 10th anniversary Bermuda Fashion Festival tickets are now live for purchase on www.ptix.bm. This year’s festival will be filled with surprises including some new events as well as the Final Evolution. The Bermuda Fashion Festival will take place July 7 – 13, 2019. “The Final Evolution is the... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Newsweek Highlights Volcano Formation

Newsweek Highlights Volcano Formation

Newsweek has highlighted “a volcano beneath Bermuda that formed in a way that has never been seen before,” with researchers “analyzing a now dormant volcano beneath the Atlantic Ocean that was responsible for the formation of Bermuda.” The story said, “A volcano beneath Bermuda formed in a way that has never been seen before,... Read more of this article

KBB’s Annual Trash Art Workshop On June 1st

KBB’s Annual Trash Art Workshop On June 1st

The Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] Trash Art Workshop will be held at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery on Saturday, June 1st. A spokesperson said, “KBB”s 8th Annual Trash Art Workshop at Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery on June 1, 2019. Help raise awareness about plastic pollution in our ocean and the serious threat it poses to marine life. “Sign... Read more of this article

College To Have ‘Balloon-Free Graduation’

College To Have ‘Balloon-Free Graduation’

Bermuda College’s Commencement ceremony this Thursday will be slightly different, with the College saying they are “deliberately moving away from the use of traditional balloons as an integral part of its decorations and gift sales.” The College is an awarded Eco-school and has committed to implement environmentally sustainable behaviours... Read more of this article

CRIME

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

The police said they are aware of a social media post that describes an incident involving a man verbally harassing a teenage girl at the bus terminal on Thursday, and have urged any witnesses or people that may know the man’s identity to please contact the police. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social... Read more of this article

Thefts From Boats At The Foot Of The Lane

Thefts From Boats At The Foot Of The Lane

The police said they are aware of thefts from vessels in the Foot of the Lane, Hamilton Harbour area recently and urge people with any information to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of thefts from vessels in the Foot of the Lane, Hamilton Harbour area recently and encourages members of the... Read more of this article

Burglary At Vera P. Card Store In St. George’s

Burglary At Vera P. Card Store In St. George’s

A police investigation is underway after a burglary at a St. George’s business on Saturday [May 11] resulted in a quantity of jewellery being stolen. A police spokesperson said, “Thieves gained entry to the Vera P. Card store on Water Street in St. George’s around 3am Saturday, May 11th and stole a quantity of jewellery. “The suspects, described... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Police: 911 & 295-0011 Phone Numbers Restored

Police: 911 & 295-0011 Phone Numbers Restored

The police confirmed that “most services have been restored – including 911 and 295-0011 – after a power outage incident around 6.00am yesterday” adding that “full system restoration is anticipated by Monday, May 20th.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] can now confirm that most services have been restored – including... Read more of this article

Lornell Taylor Named ‘Inspiring Woman In ICT’

Lornell Taylor Named ‘Inspiring Woman In ICT’

The Government of Bermuda congratulated Lornell Taylor, this year’s Inspiring Woman in ICT and all the winners and participants in the Girls in ICT competition. The Government posted the photo online below, and said, “Congrats to Lornell Taylor, this year’s Inspiring Woman in ICT & all the winners & participants in the #GirlsinICT competition. The Department... Read more of this article

Bermuda Spotlights Fintech Innovation In NY

Bermuda Spotlights Fintech Innovation In NY

Bermuda highlighted its regulatory and legal framework for fintech business, as a delegation of government and industry experts returned for a second year to “Blockchain Week” in New York for Consensus 2019. Premier David Burt, accompanied by Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson and Bermuda Business Development Agency CEO Andy Burrows, led a group of regulatory and industry... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Motorcyclist Treated & Discharged After Collision

Motorcyclist Treated & Discharged After Collision

A 52-year-old male motorcyclist injured in a  motorcycle crash on Sunday [May 12] in Paget has been discharged after initially receiving treatment in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [May 16th] the 52-year-old male motorcyclist injured in a single vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred around 4:20pm Sunday, May 12th... Read more of this article

Police: 911 Is Now Operational, 295-0011 Is Not

Police: 911 Is Now Operational, 295-0011 Is Not

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] are asking the public to call 292-5555 for all emergencies of a medical or fire nature until further notice. A BFRS spokesperson said, “Due to technical difficulties experienced at the police communications center we are asking the public to call 292-5555 and press 0 for all emergencies of a... Read more of this article

Investigation Continues: Police & Cycle Crash

Investigation Continues: Police & Cycle Crash

The investigation into the collision involving a police vehicle and a 29-year-old female motorcyclist in Hamilton continues, with the police saying “it has been established that the police vehicle involved had its lights and sirens activated when the unfortunate collision occurred.” A police spokesperson said, “The investigation regarding... Read more of this article