Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

[Updated with video] The Devil’s Isle Challenge is a two day paddling event which includes a 40 mile race today [May 28], around Bermuda via SUP, kayak, surf-ski, outrigger canoe, or prone paddle-board. The event website says, “Part adventure race, part family friendly event, part fundraiser; come test your mettle against this 40-mile circumnavigation... Read more of this article

Photos: Relay For Life 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser

Photos: Relay For Life 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser

Over 3000 participants have registered to take part in the Relay For Life event which got underway at 6.30pm this evening [May 27] at the National Sports Centre and continues until tomorrow night. The team based fundraising event helps to raise awareness and funds to support cancer programmes in Bermuda. During the 24 hours, team members take it in... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Bonnie Forms In Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Bonnie Forms In Atlantic Ocean

[Updated] A Tropical Depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and the NHC said it is expected to become a Tropical Storm later tonight or on Saturday, however according to the Bermuda Weather Service it is not a threat to Bermuda at this time and its closest approach to us within 3 days has passed. The U.S. National Hurricane Center [NHC] said, “Maximum... Read more of this article

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

Former Works and Engineering Minister Derrick Burgess before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts during their Public Hearing held yesterday [May 26] at St. Paul in Hamilton. Mr Burgess discussed various matters including the forged cheques, the cost of the Dame Lois Browne Evans court building, the Auditor General’s report... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 27

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 27

Premier Dunkley on Ministers’ office space re-arrangement, MP Jamahl Simmons calls for clarity over projected higher tourism figures, and charity warns the public over increased incidents of sexual harassment, are some of the stories set to be covered in this evening’s [May 27] ZBM newscast. With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news... Read more of this article

Resolution To June 4th Sports Centre Scheduling

Resolution To June 4th Sports Centre Scheduling

Representatives from various sporting organisations held a meeting today to find a solution to the scheduling issue on June 4th, when the National Sports Centre is set to host the Bermuda vs Dominican Republic football match, the Hiscox Celebrity Cricket Festival, the Men’s National Rugby World Cup Qualifying match and the Atlantic Rugby Cup.A... Read more of this article

UK To Print Passports, Up To 4 Weeks To Process

UK To Print Passports, Up To 4 Weeks To Process

Starting at the end of next month, passports will take up to four weeks to process from the date that an application is submitted to the Bermuda Passport Office as the passport will be printed in the UK, the Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said in the House of Assembly today [May 27]. The Minister said, “From June 29, 2016, passports... Read more of this article

Total Cost Of Victoria Row Demolition: $331,400

Total Cost Of Victoria Row Demolition: $331,400

The total cost for demolishing the Victoria Row units is $331,400, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier said in the House of Assembly today [May 27] in reply to a question from Shadow Public Works Minister Dennis Lister. Audio of the Minister’s reply about the costWEDCo said that they “reluctantly” started on the demolition of Victoria... Read more of this article

Cabinet Office Building To Close For Renovations

Cabinet Office Building To Close For Renovations

The Cabinet Office building will be closed for renovations effective June 3rd and they will relocate to Innovations House on Reid Street, Premier Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly today [May 27] The Cabinet Office — located on Front Street in Hamilton — first opened in 1884 and currently houses the Office of the Premier, the... Read more of this article

Minister: Bermuda Day Parade Float Winners

Minister: Bermuda Day Parade Float Winners

“I am most pleased to rise and express my gratitude to all of the participants, float builders and spectators for their work and support which contributed to a wonderful Bermuda Day Parade,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards in the House of Assembly today [May 27]. Minister Richards said, “Using the theme ‘A... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

The Bermuda Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal lodged by convicted murderer Norris Simpson, saying the jury “were entitled to convict and there is no reason to suppose the conviction was unsafe.” Mr Simpson was convicted of the murder of former social worker Ida James, who was found dead in her Paget home in 2011. During the trial,... Read more of this article

1 Hr Video: Financial Secretary Appears At PAC

1 Hr Video: Financial Secretary Appears At PAC

Financial secretary Anthony Manders appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts during their Public Hearing held yesterday [May 26] at St. Paul in Hamilton.Mr Manders was questioned about Financial Instructions, and various aspects of the Airport Redevelopment Agreement between the Government and the Canadian Commercial... Read more of this article

Homeschoolers Help Clean Up Ahead Of Event

Homeschoolers Help Clean Up Ahead Of Event

Alongside Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] and Plastic Tides, twenty students from the Bermuda Homeschool Group recently cleaned up the 9 Beaches/Daniels Head Beach Park site in preparation for the inaugural Devil’s Isle Challenge. A spokesperson said, “They collected 13 bags of trash and two bags of recycling to be taken away from the site,... Read more of this article

Photos: Allegria, M4 & Rockstar Super-Yachts

Photos: Allegria, M4 & Rockstar Super-Yachts

Three super-yachts paid a visit to St. George’s recently, including the 151-foot Allegria, the 108-foot M4, and the 160-foot Rockstar. According to superyachts.com, “Motor yacht Allegria is considered one of the highest quality megayachts available today for luxury charters. Built in 2004 by Hakvoort Shipyards, her name means ‘joy’... Read more of this article

Paget Collision Sends Four People To Hospital

Paget Collision Sends Four People To Hospital

[Updated] Four people have been transported to hospital by ambulance tonight [May 26] after a motorcycle and car collided on South Road in Paget resulting in the car landing on its side and members of the public assisting in extricating the occupants. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “At 10:23pm on Thursday first responders attended a... Read more of this article

Premier Addresses BHS 2016 Senior Graduates

Premier Addresses BHS 2016 Senior Graduates

[Updated with photos] Earlier this evening [May 26], Premier Michael Dunkley was the guest speaker at the Bermuda High School Senior Graduation ceremony. The Premier addressed the 30 IB programme graduates and around 400 people in attendance. The Premier’s message to the young graduates was one of perseverance, encouragement and to continue their... Read more of this article

Vans With Bermuda Students Crash In Maryland

Vans With Bermuda Students Crash In Maryland

[Updated] NBC Washington is reporting that two vans that crashed today [May 26] in Maryland were carrying students from Bermuda, with the media outlet reporting the students, who range in age from 12 to 14, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The story said “Twenty-three children and two adults were transported to the hospital after the vans... Read more of this article

Eight University Students Begin ICT Internships

Eight University Students Begin ICT Internships

Eight university students who are aspiring to build careers in the Information Communication Technology [ICT] field will begin an intensive three-month internship with various local companies in the industry as the eighth annual Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] internship programme kicked off today with a brief ceremony at Deloitte. Minister of Education... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

[Updated with video] The Devil’s Isle Challenge is a two day paddling event which includes a 40 mile race today [May 28], around Bermuda via SUP, kayak, surf-ski, outrigger canoe, or prone paddle-board. The event website says, “Part adventure race, part family friendly event, part fundraiser; come test your mettle against this 40-mile circumnavigation... Read more of this article

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

Former Works and Engineering Minister Derrick Burgess before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts during their Public Hearing held yesterday [May 26] at St. Paul in Hamilton. Mr Burgess discussed various matters including the forged cheques, the cost of the Dame Lois Browne Evans court building, the Auditor General’s report... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 27

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 27

Premier Dunkley on Ministers’ office space re-arrangement, MP Jamahl Simmons calls for clarity over projected higher tourism figures, and charity warns the public over increased incidents of sexual harassment, are some of the stories set to be covered in this evening’s [May 27] ZBM newscast. With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Newport Bermuda Seeking On Board Reporters

Newport Bermuda Seeking On Board Reporters

[Written by Talbot Wilson] With the single aim of encouraging sailors to capture and share their “real” ocean racing experience during the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, organizers have announced the first ever Onboard Reporter Initiative for video reports or blog posts filed during this year’s race. Interesting stories will be shared through social... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda’s Youth America’s Cup Team

Meet Bermuda’s Youth America’s Cup Team

Giving readers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with Bermuda’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team, Bernews has published a series of profiles detailing each of the team’s members, and with the series now completed, you can take the opportunity to view them all. The team is comprised of 15 young Bermudians who will form the crew,... Read more of this article

Resolution To June 4th Sports Centre Scheduling

Resolution To June 4th Sports Centre Scheduling

Representatives from various sporting organisations held a meeting today to find a solution to the scheduling issue on June 4th, when the National Sports Centre is set to host the Bermuda vs Dominican Republic football match, the Hiscox Celebrity Cricket Festival, the Men’s National Rugby World Cup Qualifying match and the Atlantic Rugby Cup.A... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bacardi Unveil Grapefruit & Raspberry Rums

Bacardi Unveil Grapefruit & Raspberry Rums

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi unveils its plans to heat up the season with the debut of two new flavours – Bacardí Grapefruit and Bacardí Raspberry flavored rums. “Bacardí Grapefruit is a white rum infused with pink grapefruit flavors to create a sour and semi-sweet fresh taste, while Bacardí Raspberry is infused with citrus raspberry flavors... Read more of this article

Stevedoring Sponsors UDP Junior Dance Event

Stevedoring Sponsors UDP Junior Dance Event

Stevedoring Services Limited, a subsidiary of Polaris Holding Company, demonstrated its support for United Dance Productions through cash sponsorship of tonight’s [May 28] UDP Junior Dance Company presentation, Young, Gifted and Black which is being held at Ruth Seaton James. Warren Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Holding Company Ltd,... Read more of this article

Fitch Affirms Bank Of Butterfield’s Viability Rating

Fitch Affirms Bank Of Butterfield’s Viability Rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited‘s [BNTB] viability rating [VR] at ‘bbb-’, and downgraded BNTB’s support-driven Long-Term Issuer Default Rating [IDR] to ‘BBB’ from ‘A-’. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A statement from the ratings agency said, “The downgrade of the... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Stevedoring Sponsors UDP Junior Dance Event

Stevedoring Sponsors UDP Junior Dance Event

Stevedoring Services Limited, a subsidiary of Polaris Holding Company, demonstrated its support for United Dance Productions through cash sponsorship of tonight’s [May 28] UDP Junior Dance Company presentation, Young, Gifted and Black which is being held at Ruth Seaton James. Warren Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Holding Company Ltd,... Read more of this article

Masterworks Set To Open “Its Only Natural”

Masterworks Set To Open “Its Only Natural”

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is getting set to host an exhibit called “It’s Only Natural,” opening on June 3 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. The exhibit, which will feature works by Judith Davidson, Rhona Emmerson, Chris Marson, and Lee Petty, will continue showing until June 28. Related StoriesSerjeant’s Cup Invite... Read more of this article

Minister: Bermuda Day Parade Float Winners

Minister: Bermuda Day Parade Float Winners

“I am most pleased to rise and express my gratitude to all of the participants, float builders and spectators for their work and support which contributed to a wonderful Bermuda Day Parade,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards in the House of Assembly today [May 27]. Minister Richards said, “Using the theme ‘A... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Homeschoolers Help Clean Up Ahead Of Event

Homeschoolers Help Clean Up Ahead Of Event

Alongside Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] and Plastic Tides, twenty students from the Bermuda Homeschool Group recently cleaned up the 9 Beaches/Daniels Head Beach Park site in preparation for the inaugural Devil’s Isle Challenge. A spokesperson said, “They collected 13 bags of trash and two bags of recycling to be taken away from the site,... Read more of this article

Saltus Grammar School Turns To Solar Power

Saltus Grammar School Turns To Solar Power

Energy costs at Saltus Grammar School are set to plummet as it embarks on a project to harness the power of the sun and become even more environmentally conscious. This summer the school will install 212 SunPower panels which will produce approximately 100,000kWhs per year and supply energy to the main building. According to Tim Madeiros, whose company... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Screen Episode 7 Of ‘Ocean Vet’

BUEI Talks To Screen Episode 7 Of ‘Ocean Vet’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Gass Productions will present episode seven of the ongoing “Ocean Vet” series at an installment of the BUEI Talks series on May 23 and May 26. The screening of the episode – titled “The Black Grouper” and narrated by actor Michael Douglas – will be held at 7.30pm... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

The Bermuda Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal lodged by convicted murderer Norris Simpson, saying the jury “were entitled to convict and there is no reason to suppose the conviction was unsafe.” Mr Simpson was convicted of the murder of former social worker Ida James, who was found dead in her Paget home in 2011. During the trial,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Damaging Car Windshield

Court: Man Admits Damaging Car Windshield

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 26], a 49-year-old man was ordered to pay restitution for  willfully damaging the windshield of a car, with the Court hearing he threw a beer bottle at it. Mr Glen Fox told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that he was unemployed and that he could pay $50 a month as restitution to cover the cost of a car windshield... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Remanded In Custody

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Remanded In Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 26], 47-year-old Mr Coltrane Ratteray was not required to enter a plea as the charges against were deemed to be indictable and therefore must be heard in the Supreme Court. Mr Ratteray was charged with trespassing on a private residence with the intent to steal in April, again on 14th May and another on 18th... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Lunch & Learn Seminar On QuickBooks Online

Lunch & Learn Seminar On QuickBooks Online

On Friday, June 3, in conjunction with CellOne, the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Learn for businesses to learn how to utilize QuickBooks Online. Quickbooks is an accounting tool many small, medium and large businesses use to manage and keep track of their finances, everything from payroll, to sales sheets. As many businesses are now looking towards... Read more of this article

Eight University Students Begin ICT Internships

Eight University Students Begin ICT Internships

Eight university students who are aspiring to build careers in the Information Communication Technology [ICT] field will begin an intensive three-month internship with various local companies in the industry as the eighth annual Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] internship programme kicked off today with a brief ceremony at Deloitte. Minister of Education Wayne Scott welcomed... Read more of this article

Logic Selected As Softbank Team Japan Supplier

Logic Selected As Softbank Team Japan Supplier

Logic today [May 25] announced it has been selected as Official Supplier to SoftBank Team Japan. The team members have moved to Bermuda and established a team base at Royal Naval Dockyard in preparation for the 35th America’s Cup to be held in Bermuda in June 2017. Logic will provide dedicated off-island bandwidth that is supported by a diverse back-up, to ensure the... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Paget Collision Sends Four People To Hospital

Paget Collision Sends Four People To Hospital

[Updated] Four people have been transported to hospital by ambulance tonight [May 26] after a motorcycle and car collided on South Road in Paget resulting in the car landing on its side and members of the public assisting in extricating the occupants. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “At 10:23pm on Thursday first responders attended a... Read more of this article

Vans With Bermuda Students Crash In Maryland

Vans With Bermuda Students Crash In Maryland

[Updated] NBC Washington is reporting that two vans that crashed today [May 26] in Maryland were carrying students from Bermuda, with the media outlet reporting the students, who range in age from 12 to 14, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The story said “Twenty-three children and two adults were transported to the hospital after the vans... Read more of this article

Police Probe Into CCTV Crash Footage Release

Police Probe Into CCTV Crash Footage Release

Following the circulation of CCTV footage showing a police motorcyclist colliding with another police officer who was on foot, the police said they have “commenced an internal enquiry to determine how the CCTV footage was released without authorization.”A police spokesperson said, “A video clip has made its way into the public domain... Read more of this article


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