Video: PLP Press Conference On ‘JetGate’

Video: PLP Press Conference On ‘JetGate’

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] is holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 18] where they are discussing the ‘JetGate’ matter, and comments made by Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 9-minute replay... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Walton Brown Press Conference

Video: Minister Walton Brown Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown is holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 18] about a labour initiative. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 6-minute replay is belowUpdate 1.10pm: Minister Brown said, “Problematic employment... Read more of this article

Alpha Innovations Launches In Bermuda

Alpha Innovations Launches In Bermuda

Alpha Innovations Ltd., a global asset management firm, announced its “official launch and the establishment of its headquarters in Bermuda.” “The firm’s leadership team has decades of experience in asset management, institutional investing, and fintech from such blue-chip firms as Point72, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, CITIC and... Read more of this article

KYMCO Dept Closes, Three Jobs Redundant

KYMCO Dept Closes, Three Jobs Redundant

After over ten years of selling and servicing KYMCO bikes, Bermuda Motors announced they “will be closing this division of the company effective immediately.” “The closing of the KYMCO department has resulted in three redundancies. Affected employees were informed on Wednesday, October 17, 2018,” the company said. “The... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Business Leaders In Miami

Premier Meets With Business Leaders In Miami

Mutual investment, business, and job-growth opportunities shared by Bermuda and Florida were the focus of talks held in Miami yesterday [Oct 17] by Premier David Burt and members of city and statewide chambers of commerce. The meetings with leaders of the Florida and Miami-Dade Chambers of Commerce were organised by the Bermuda Business Development... Read more of this article

Actor Earl Cameron Featured By British Media

Actor Earl Cameron Featured By British Media

Earl Cameron was recently featured in the official UK Black History Month Magazine, with an interview by Bermudian Stacee Smith detailing the legendary actor’s multifaceted and impressive journey taking place over his 101 years. That honour comes alongside a video feature by the BBC which focuses on Mr. Cameron as the first black actor to ever... Read more of this article

FCO On Sovereignty, Economy, SSM & More

FCO On Sovereignty, Economy, SSM & More

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office [FCO] submitted written evidence for the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry in to the ‘Future of the UK Overseas Territories’, addressing matters including security, the environment, same sex marriage, hurricane relief, economic stability, sovereignty and more. ‘By Definition OTs... Read more of this article


Video: October 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Actor Earl Cameron featured by the BBC and UK Black History Month magazine, retail sales decrease 4.9% in July,  Lifeguard Service will be temporarily unavailable at Horseshoe from Friday through Monday, Health Minister Wilson met with members of Health Financing Reform Consultation Group, Judy Gonsalves appointed Vice President of Chubb Group... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

Photos & Video: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

[Updated with more photos] The BF&M Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was held this evening [Oct 17] at Barr’s Bay Park, beginning with a Health Fair and a warm-up for participants before their 3K or 5K optional route walk that got underway at approximately 6.00pm. The 10-minute live video replay is below:The event which serves to help raise... Read more of this article

Acting Premier: “Empty And Misleading Words”

Acting Premier: “Empty And Misleading Words”

“A chronic case of misleading, as usual,” Acting Premier Walter Roban said this evening [Oct 17] after Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier’s comments about the Retail Sales Index. “The Opposition Leader cannot reinvent OBA economic policies as part of his new strategy. The facts are that the enduring legacy of the America’s Cup to... Read more of this article

Court: Phone Linked To Teen Murder Suspect

Court: Phone Linked To Teen Murder Suspect

A phone left in a taxi on the night that 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede was fatally attacked in England has been linked one of the teenagers accused of his murder. This is according to a report by the Nottinghamshire Post, which said, “A lost phone was linked to a teenage murder suspect with odds of 1,000 million to one, a jury heard. “DNA... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Oct 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 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

BEDC Sports Club Loan Programme Launched

BEDC Sports Club Loan Programme Launched

In a joint Ministry initiative, the Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons and the Minister of Social Development & Sports Michael Weeks, participated in the launching of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] sports club micro loan initiative, at a seminar that took place at the BIU yesterday evening [Oct 16]. A... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Fall In Sales Should Set Bells Ringing’

OBA: ‘Fall In Sales Should Set Bells Ringing’

“Another fall in the volume of retail sales  should set alarm bells ringing,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said today, with Mr Cannonier going on to ask if the Government has a “plan to reverse this alarming drop.” His comments follow after the release of the Retail Sales Index earlier today, which indicated that the overall... Read more of this article

Information & Communication Tech Report

Information & Communication Tech Report

Today [Oct 17], the Minister for the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo, released the 2017 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Profile for the year ended 2017. “The profile shows the core indicators on the use of ICT by businesses with comparisons between 2016 and 2017,” a Ministry spokesperson... Read more of this article

‘Help Achieve Affordable, Accessible Healthcare’

‘Help Achieve Affordable, Accessible Healthcare’

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson met today with members of the Health Financing Reform Stakeholder Consultation Group, which is tasked with providing feedback to the Government on “options being considered to help achieve affordable and accessible healthcare for all.”A Ministry spokesperson said, “The purpose of the Ministry’s... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Decrease 4.9% In July 2018

Retail Sales Decrease 4.9% In July 2018

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation, measured at 3.3% in July – the overall volume of retail sales fell 4.9%, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. “Six of the seven retail sectors recorded declines in sales volume with motor vehicle stores recording the largest sales volume decrease of 20.8%. In contrast,... Read more of this article

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

“Bermudians think of themselves as Bermudians” and “becoming more legislatively connected with Britain would cause unease” and “Bermuda meets OECD standards pretty comfortably” and “has a record it can be quite proud of in that respect.” These were some of the comments made by former Governor of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Outerbridge Takes Over Bridal Suite Business

Outerbridge Takes Over Bridal Suite Business

Nandi Outerbridge has taken over local business The Bridal Suite and launched a sister company called Chic Interiors, saying that she is “excited for the energy we bring to the industry. ” The Bridal Suite offers wedding and luxury event planning as well as rental of tables, chairs, tents, silk flowers, and more, while Chic Interiors offers... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: PLP Press Conference On ‘JetGate’

Video: PLP Press Conference On ‘JetGate’

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] is holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 18] where they are discussing the ‘JetGate’ matter, and comments made by Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 9-minute replay... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Walton Brown Press Conference

Video: Minister Walton Brown Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown is holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 18] about a labour initiative. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 6-minute replay is belowUpdate 1.10pm: Minister Brown said, “Problematic employment... Read more of this article

Video: October 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Actor Earl Cameron featured by the BBC and UK Black History Month magazine, retail sales decrease 4.9% in July,  Lifeguard Service will be temporarily unavailable at Horseshoe from Friday through Monday, Health Minister Wilson met with members of Health Financing Reform Consultation Group, Judy Gonsalves appointed Vice President of Chubb Group... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Lambe Named To EA Sports Team Of The Week

Lambe Named To EA Sports Team Of The Week

EA Sports has unveiled its most recent Team of the Week for their popular FIFA 19 video game, with Bermuda’s Reggie Lambe being named as one of the team’s members. The Bermudian footballer plays for Cambridge United in England, and also plays for Bermuda internationally, with his most recent appearance earlier this month seeing him score... Read more of this article

“The Future Is Bright For Bermuda Cycling”

“The Future Is Bright For Bermuda Cycling”

[Written by Anthony Bartley] Jamie Cousins of V. T. Construction Cycling clearly believes in the old adage of “third time’s a charm”. After having narrowly missed out on making podium on two separate occasions this season, Cousins dropped the hammer on the field to claim his first victory in A Category at the 2018 Western Classic Road Race. In... Read more of this article

West Ham Urged To Secure Nathan Trott

West Ham Urged To Secure Nathan Trott

West Ham is being urged to secure the long term services of Nathan Trott, as reports are circulating that other clubs may be interested in the Bermudian goalkeeper, who recently earned another cap for the England U20 squad. Jay Williams, writing for ‘Moore Than Just A Club’, states, “West Ham youngster Nathan Trott is being watched. Clubs... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Alpha Innovations Launches In Bermuda

Alpha Innovations Launches In Bermuda

Alpha Innovations Ltd., a global asset management firm, announced its “official launch and the establishment of its headquarters in Bermuda.” “The firm’s leadership team has decades of experience in asset management, institutional investing, and fintech from such blue-chip firms as Point72, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, CITIC and... Read more of this article

KYMCO Dept Closes, Three Jobs Redundant

KYMCO Dept Closes, Three Jobs Redundant

After over ten years of selling and servicing KYMCO bikes, Bermuda Motors announced they “will be closing this division of the company effective immediately.” “The closing of the KYMCO department has resulted in three redundancies. Affected employees were informed on Wednesday, October 17, 2018,” the company said. “The... Read more of this article

Design Firm Ice Breaker Launches Website

Design Firm Ice Breaker Launches Website

Nick and Grace Hoskins — who have been freelancing in web development and graphic design for nearly a decade — have launched a website for their creative design firm Ice Breaker Ltd. When Mr. Hoskins returned to the island in 2011 from working in Silicon Valley at a start-up, he quickly got involved in education, and by 2013 he launched... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Actor Earl Cameron Featured By British Media

Actor Earl Cameron Featured By British Media

Earl Cameron was recently featured in the official UK Black History Month Magazine, with an interview by Bermudian Stacee Smith detailing the legendary actor’s multifaceted and impressive journey taking place over his 101 years. That honour comes alongside a video feature by the BBC which focuses on Mr. Cameron as the first black actor to ever... Read more of this article

Bermudian Actress Continues Furthering Career

Bermudian Actress Continues Furthering Career

Bermudian actress Quinceé Kaya Dill, who has worked in several short films and web series as well as written, produced, and starred in her own film festival nominated short Scissors Vs. Ponytail, is continuing to further her acting career, both at home and abroad. When asked about her path toward acting, Ms. Dill told Bernews, “I’ve been interested... Read more of this article

Chef Competition To Start On Wednesday

Chef Competition To Start On Wednesday

The fall edition of the City Food Festival gets underway on Wednesday, October 17, under the lights at Fort Hamilton. Five local chefs have sharpened their knives, thrown down the gauntlet and will vie for top honours at this year’s event with the winning chef receiving a trip to the 2019 South Beach Food Festival in Miami.The participating chefs... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Weldon Wade, Sue Kahn To Speak At Eco Series

Weldon Wade, Sue Kahn To Speak At Eco Series

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College announced that Weldon Wade and Sue Kahn will be the presenters for the second in their series of Eco Lunch & Learns on Thursday, October 25th. Well known environmentalist and community advocate, Weldon Wade, of ‘Guardians of the Reef’ will be presenting along with... Read more of this article

Photos: Allied World Staff Volunteer At BAMZ

Photos: Allied World Staff Volunteer At BAMZ

Staff of Allied World Insurance swapped their offices for the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] in Flatts last Wednesday. The change of environment was part of the company’s Community Outreach Programme, and saw 55 employees spend the afternoon carrying out tasks ranging from stuffing envelopes to cutting back vegetation and clearing up the... Read more of this article

Over 2300lbs Of Trash Collected At Clean Up

Over 2300lbs Of Trash Collected At Clean Up

One Communications and Marooned Ocean Foundation today [Oct 15] released an update on the findings from their collaborative beach and ocean cleanup at Daniel’s Head. Deeming the event a success, the total amount of trash collected weighed in at 2,336.9lbs. “The type of garbage that sits along our seabed, and the other waste that washes up on shore,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Phone Linked To Teen Murder Suspect

Court: Phone Linked To Teen Murder Suspect

A phone left in a taxi on the night that 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede was fatally attacked in England has been linked one of the teenagers accused of his murder. This is according to a report by the Nottinghamshire Post, which said, “A lost phone was linked to a teenage murder suspect with odds of 1,000 million to one, a jury heard. “DNA... Read more of this article

Court: Four Teen Defendants Traveled Together

Court: Four Teen Defendants Traveled Together

Four teenagers accused of the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede travelled by taxi to the area where he was attacked, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. The story said, “Four teenagers accused of the murder of Lyrico Steede travelled by taxi to the area where he was knifed – but did not have the fare upfront. “His... Read more of this article

Court: Defendants Urged To Mind Their Manners

Court: Defendants Urged To Mind Their Manners

[Written by Don Burgess] Defendants had to mind their manners in plea court as several were reprimanded by Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe. When one defendant didn’t mind his manners in trying to work out how to pay his $340 fine, Mr Wolffe reminded him about proper protocol. The exchange went like this: “Can I have some time?” “Sorry?” “Can... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Alpha Innovations Launches In Bermuda

Alpha Innovations Launches In Bermuda

Alpha Innovations Ltd., a global asset management firm, announced its “official launch and the establishment of its headquarters in Bermuda.” “The firm’s leadership team has decades of experience in asset management, institutional investing, and fintech from such blue-chip firms as Point72, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, CITIC and Balyasny,” the... Read more of this article

Design Firm Ice Breaker Launches Website

Design Firm Ice Breaker Launches Website

Nick and Grace Hoskins — who have been freelancing in web development and graphic design for nearly a decade — have launched a website for their creative design firm Ice Breaker Ltd. When Mr. Hoskins returned to the island in 2011 from working in Silicon Valley at a start-up, he quickly got involved in education, and by 2013 he launched Code Tuna, a game-based... Read more of this article

Information & Communication Tech Report

Information & Communication Tech Report

Today [Oct 17], the Minister for the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo, released the 2017 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Profile for the year ended 2017. “The profile shows the core indicators on the use of ICT by businesses with comparisons between 2016 and 2017,” a Ministry spokesperson said. “Some... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Taxi & Car Collision On Middle Road In Warwick

Taxi & Car Collision On Middle Road In Warwick

A taxi driver and his three passengers as well as a car driver and his passenger attended the hospital for medical assessment following a collision yesterday [Oct 16] on Middle Road in Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:50pm Tuesday, October 16th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision on... Read more of this article

BPS Confirm Death Of 49-Year-Old Marco Bowen

BPS Confirm Death Of 49-Year-Old Marco Bowen

The police have confirmed the death of 49-year-old Marco Bowen following a collision last night in Devonshire, and also confirmed that the 32-year-old truck driver “has been arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 49-year-old Mr. Marco Bowen and... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Man Dies Following Collision

Police Confirm Man Dies Following Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision this afternoon [Oct 8], located on North Shore Road in Devonshire at the Barkers Hill roundabout, with the collision involving a motorcyclist and water truck. A police spokesperson said, “Police and first responders attended a report of a Road Traffic Collision that took place on North Shore... Read more of this article