Rev. Prime-Godwin’s New Leadership Book

Rev. Prime-Godwin’s New Leadership Book

A new book by Rev. Georgette V. Prime-Godwin takes a unique approach to the subject of leadership and its positive role in the world, drawing on the Christian Bible for its inspiration in helping to inform leaders from all walks of life, from the church itself to the world of corporate business. Titled The Nehemiah Prototype – A Complementary... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Paradise Games Ribbon Cutting

Photos/Video: Paradise Games Ribbon Cutting

Paradise Games held their official ribbon cutting on Friday, with the owners, friends and supporters all gathering to officially open the Court Street betting shop. Those present included the owners of the business, Opposition Leader Marc Bean and his wife Simone Smith-Bean, Bahamian Craig Flowers, as well as Mayor Graeme Outerbridge, Deputy Mayor Donal... 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

Hubert Smith Mural Unveiled On Angle Street

Hubert Smith Mural Unveiled On Angle Street

Legendary Bermudian musician Hubert Smith — best known for being the composer and singer of Bermuda is Another World – was honoured on Sunday [Sept 14] as a mural featuring his likeness was officially unveiled on Angle Street.The mural unveiling took place following a Church Service at the First Church of God on Angle Street, with the... Read more of this article

400 Travel Agents To Arrive On Cruise Ship

400 Travel Agents To Arrive On Cruise Ship

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and tourism industry stakeholders have teamed up to showcase the island to the world’s largest association of travel professionals, with hundreds of travel agents set to arrive in Bermuda via cruise ship this week. About 400 members of the American Society of Travel Agents [ASTA] and their guests... Read more of this article

PLP, Minister Respond To Guest House News

PLP, Minister Respond To Guest House News

“The news of the closing of the Salt Kettle Guest House is bad news for the owners, bad news for Bermuda and bad news for Bermudians,” said Shadow Tourism Minister Zane DeSilva, adding that it means job losses and a reduction in beds for our visitors. As Bernews reported on Friday, the Salt Kettle Guest House in Paget [pictured] plans to... Read more of this article

New Gift Shop Opens In New KEMH Wing

New Gift Shop Opens In New KEMH Wing

The Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda [HAB] opened its new Gift Shop in the lobby of the new Acute Care Wing today [Sept 15], featuring more space than its previous location and new stock items for sale. For the first time, the Gift Shop is offering a self-service coffee bar, with a choice of different coffees and teas along with wrapped baked goods. Opening... Read more of this article

Man Denies Damaging Clothes & Stealing

Man Denies Damaging Clothes & Stealing

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Sept 15], a 30-year-old man denied damaging a woman’s clothing and possessions, as well as allegation of stealing thousands of dollars in jewellery from her. Derrick Simons plead not guilty to two charges involving alleged damage to clothing and possessions, and additional charges of stealing  jewellery belonging... Read more of this article

PLP: “UCC Should Remain Open Indefinitely”

PLP: “UCC Should Remain Open Indefinitely”

“The news that passengers aboard an Air Canada flight were treated at the Lamb-Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC] reinforces the vital role that this facility plays in Bermuda,” said Senator Renee Ming, Shadow Spokesperson in the Senate on Health. On Saturday [Sept 13] emergency personnel stood by as Air Canada 942 from Toronto arrived on the... Read more of this article

High School Students Taking College Courses

High School Students Taking College Courses

Ten S3 [Senior Year 3] students from Bermuda’s two public senior schools – The Berkeley Institute and CedarBridge Academy – have successfully enrolled into full-time college-level courses at Bermuda College. “They will be joined by 41 other S4 students from the public high schools for English, mathematics and a range of other courses,... Read more of this article

90 Minutes Of Video: 2014 Gombey Festival

90 Minutes Of Video: 2014 Gombey Festival

Crowds packed the W. E. R. Joell Tennis Stadium on Saturday night [Sept 13], as the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted the Gombey Festival, and if you weren’t able to take in the live spectacle, or want to relive it, we’ve posted over 90 minutes of video from the event. There were performances by H & H Gombeys, Gombey... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw the new KEMH Emergency Department open its doors, three people taken for medical care after fumes emitted onboard an Air Canada flight, boaters stranded at sea for two nights after their boat experienced electrical failure, crowds pack the Tennis Stadium for the Gombey Festival, the Gospel Graffiti Competition and more. Links to... Read more of this article

Boaters Stranded At Sea For Two Nights

Boaters Stranded At Sea For Two Nights

Two people onboard a 17ft boat were stranded at sea for two nights after their vessel suffered an electrical fault. The boat was reported overdue from a fishing trip on Thursday, and they were discovered by a dive group on Saturday [Sept 13]. The 17ft Bayliner — named De Wocka Flocka — was stranded at sea on both Thursday and Friday night,... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Music Video: JSilva’s Debuts “Nuffin’ Love”

Music Video: JSilva’s Debuts “Nuffin’ Love”

Bermuda rapper JSilva has released a new music video, a feel-good song entitled “Nuffin Love,” with the video filmed and edited by Donrico Alick, before being released on his YouTube channel, AlickApproves. About the song, JSilva said, “This track was inspired by love. I wanted to make it ‘cool’ to talk about love and visually... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Paradise Games Ribbon Cutting

Photos/Video: Paradise Games Ribbon Cutting

Paradise Games held their official ribbon cutting on Friday, with the owners, friends and supporters all gathering to officially open the Court Street betting shop. Those present included the owners of the business, Opposition Leader Marc Bean and his wife Simone Smith-Bean, Bahamian Craig Flowers, as well as Mayor Graeme Outerbridge, Deputy Mayor Donal... Read more of this article

Music Video: Little JJ Releases Happy Remix

Music Video: Little JJ Releases Happy Remix

Bermuda musician Javoni Dowling Swan, better known by his stage name Little JJ, has released a new music video, covering Pharrell William’s popular track “Happy” in a song called “Happy [Summertime Remix].” The song and video focus on the Bermuda experience, encouraging a laid back attitude and the enjoyment of all the... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Ming Scores As Bermuda 8 & Thomas Win

Ming Scores As Bermuda 8 & Thomas Win

The Thomas College soccer team — which has eight Bermuda footballers playing for them — defeated Bates College by a score of 1-0 in a Non-Conference Men’s Soccer at Thomas College’s Smith Field. The eight of Bermuda’s footballers that are playing for the Thomas College Men’s Soccer team include, Winston Trott, Zeon Robinson,... Read more of this article

Premier Division Play-Off & Lindo’s T20 Results

Premier Division Play-Off & Lindo’s T20 Results

Cleveland County, Southampton Rangers, Willow Cuts, St. David’s Cricket Club and Somerset Cricket Club all recorded victories in this weekend’s Premier-First Division play-off cricket action and Lindo’s Twenty20 cricket matches. Premier-First Division Play-Off: Cleveland County Remain in the Premier Division Cleveland County Win by 6 Wickets:... Read more of this article

Photos: Somerset Trojans & Dandy Town Win

Photos: Somerset Trojans & Dandy Town Win

The Dudley Eve Cup competition continued this past weekend [Sept 13/14], with Somerset Trojans defeating Hamilton Parish and the Dandy Town Hornets defeating Flanagan’s Onions in the latest round of play.Damon Swan, Trevin Ming and Tahj Wade scored for the Somerset Trojans as they defeated Hamilton Parish 3–1, with MacQuille Walker scoring the... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Opinion: “Surrendering Our Independence”

Opinion: “Surrendering Our Independence”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Once upon a time there was a strong movement for Independence for Bermuda. In 1995, Premier John W Swan tested that national feeling by calling a Referendum on Independence. Though skewed by an Opposition organized boycott, that 1995 Referendum said “No!” However, the idea of Independence has never actually... Read more of this article

BF&M Reports 6 Month Earnings Of $17.5M

BF&M Reports 6 Month Earnings Of $17.5M

BF&M Limited has reported shareholders’ net income for the six month period ended on June 30, 2014 of $17.5 million, resulting in an annualized return on shareholders’ equity of 14.5 percent. Shareholders’ net income for the comparative six month period of 2013 was $10.2 million. President and CEO John Wight [pictured left] said, “Financial... Read more of this article

PwC Releases Reinsurance 2020 Report

PwC Releases Reinsurance 2020 Report

The reinsurance sector could be set for a renewed wave of cost-cutting and consolidation, with reinsurers with undifferentiated strategies particularly vulnerable, according to PwC’s new report Reinsurance 2020: Taking control of your destiny [PDF]. PwC analysis suggests that nearly 40 percent of the reinsurance market by capacity could fall into... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Music Video: JSilva’s Debuts “Nuffin’ Love”

Music Video: JSilva’s Debuts “Nuffin’ Love”

Bermuda rapper JSilva has released a new music video, a feel-good song entitled “Nuffin Love,” with the video filmed and edited by Donrico Alick, before being released on his YouTube channel, AlickApproves. About the song, JSilva said, “This track was inspired by love. I wanted to make it ‘cool’ to talk about love and visually... Read more of this article

Hubert Smith Mural Unveiled On Angle Street

Hubert Smith Mural Unveiled On Angle Street

Legendary Bermudian musician Hubert Smith — best known for being the composer and singer of Bermuda is Another World – was honoured on Sunday [Sept 14] as a mural featuring his likeness was officially unveiled on Angle Street.The mural unveiling took place following a Church Service at the First Church of God on Angle Street, with the... Read more of this article

Music Video: Little JJ Releases Happy Remix

Music Video: Little JJ Releases Happy Remix

Bermuda musician Javoni Dowling Swan, better known by his stage name Little JJ, has released a new music video, covering Pharrell William’s popular track “Happy” in a song called “Happy [Summertime Remix].” The song and video focus on the Bermuda experience, encouraging a laid back attitude and the enjoyment of all the... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup On Weekend

EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup On Weekend

The EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] has said that they are “delighted to welcome EY as the sponsor.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda has hundreds of coves and beaches and miles of shoreline, so there are opportunities for more teams and more volunteers to sign... Read more of this article

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

Vegetation coming into contact with power lines is the primary cause of storm-related outages, and BELCO is encouraging homeowners to address overgrown vegetation on their property, trimming trees and other vegetation at least 10 feet away from power lines. “All such work should be carried out in a safe manner,” said a spokesperson. “If... Read more of this article

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re has donated to the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] ongoing effort to conserve and protect Bermuda’s marine environment, with a one-time donation to go towards the society’s Bermuda Turtle Project, BZS’ signature conservation program. Global Indemnity’s chief operating officer, MJ Chapleau, said, “Global... Read more of this article

CRIME

Weekend Arrests: 4 For DUI, 15 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 4 For DUI, 15 For Warrants

Over this past weekend [Sept 13/14] police officers arrested four people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme [STEP] continues. “Officers also arrested 15 people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island,” a police spokesperson... Read more of this article

Man Denies Damaging Clothes & Stealing

Man Denies Damaging Clothes & Stealing

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Sept 15], a 30-year-old man denied damaging a woman’s clothing and possessions, as well as allegation of stealing thousands of dollars in jewellery from her. Derrick Simons plead not guilty to two charges involving alleged damage to clothing and possessions, and additional charges of stealing  jewellery belonging... Read more of this article

25 New Officers Join Bermuda Police Service

25 New Officers Join Bermuda Police Service

At 5:45pm on Thursday, September 11th 2014 the Passing Out Parade for Recruit Foundation Course #76 took place at Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire. In attendance at the ceremony were several dignitaries including Governor George Fergusson, Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley, Senator Jeff Baron, Permanent Secretary... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

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

Digicel Bermuda Launches “Data Doctor”

Digicel Bermuda Launches “Data Doctor”

Digicel Bermuda today announced the launch of a new initiative in which mobile customers can have data queries answered on the spot by their Customer Care Director and data specialist, Jakai Franks, also known as “Dr. Data.” Digicel customers are invited to attend smartphone seminars held at the Church Street retail store and can receive a regular email newsletter... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

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

Motorcycle & Car Collide In St. George’s

Motorcycle & Car Collide In St. George’s

Around 1pm on Sunday [Sept 14] first responders attended a reported two vehicle collision at the junction of The Sink Road and Tommy Fox Road in St. George’s. “It appears that a car was being driven along Tommy Fox Road and a motorcycle was being ridden along the same road when the vehicles collided at the junction,” a police spokesperson... Read more of this article

30Ft Boat Runs Aground Off Spanish Point

30Ft Boat Runs Aground Off Spanish Point

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said that at 9.46pm on Saturday [Sept 13] they received a cell call from a member of public located at Spanish Point Boat club reporting the 30ft pleasure craft Anger Management had just run aground hard on the rocks at the navigation marker, offshore from the Spanish Point Boat Club. “Expressing concern... Read more of this article


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