Health Ministry Advises Use of Face Coverings

Health Ministry Advises Use of Face Coverings

The Bermuda Ministry of Health “advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow of the spread the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.” “Cloth face coverings fashioned from household household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an... Read more of this article

Video: April 5th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: April 5th Bernews Morning Newsflash

The Ministry of Health “advises the use of simple cloth face coverings,” 37 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 14 recovered and 6 in hospital, will be able to test approximately 2,000 people, puppets highlight hand washing, White House tweets thanks to Rodney Smith Jr, DropIt will be delivering during Shelter in Place, and police warn those... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Two New Cases, Total Of 37 Now

Covid-19: Two New Cases, Total Of 37 Now

There have been 2 more positive results so the number of confirmed positive cases in Bermuda now stands at 37; and 14 people have recovered, while six people are hospitalized. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health provided the daily update on Bermuda’s COVID-19 status. “Twenty-five additional test results were received... Read more of this article

Updates: Covid-19 On Sunday, April 5th

Updates: Covid-19 On Sunday, April 5th

[Updating] As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe, Bermuda is taking strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus, with the island having declared a State of Emergency and directing residents to ‘Shelter In Place’ for two weeks starting on April 4th. Live updates will be posted as they... Read more of this article

White House Tweets Thanks To Rodney Smith

White House Tweets Thanks To Rodney Smith

The U.S. White House has tweeted a story about Bermudian Rodney Smith Jr to their 21 million followers, and thanked him for his “great service to the community.” The official White House Twitter account posted, “In addition to mowing for the elderly, disabled, single mothers and veterans, free of charge, Rodney is delivering food and... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Social Distancing & Closure Schedule

Covid-19: Social Distancing & Closure Schedule

The latest version of the Social Distancing and Closure Schedule has been released, covering the Shelter in Place guidelines. Premier David Burt tweeted the link to the document saying, “The new official Social Distancing Guidelines have been posted to the website. Please read in full as it will answer many questions that have been asked. “Important... Read more of this article

‘Able To Test Approximately 2,000 Persons’

‘Able To Test Approximately 2,000 Persons’

“With the additional testing supplies scheduled to arrive on the BA flight next week, we will be able to test approximately 2,000 persons,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson confirmed during yesterday’s press briefing. Minister Wilson said, “Regarding testing capability, with the generosity of Roche Bermuda’s supply of two additional... Read more of this article


“Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law”

“Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law”

During the midst of this lockdown due to the global pandemic, there is apparently an event called ‘Moto Purge’ being promoted on social media inviting people on motorbikes to come out at midnight with the intention of ‘pulling chase,’ and the police said they wish ”to make it absolutely clear, anyone found to be engaging... Read more of this article

Video: Puppets Highlight Hand Washing

Video: Puppets Highlight Hand Washing

No Strings Productions [NSP] — which Bermudian Michael Frith, the co-creator of Fraggle Rock, is involved in — has released a video aimed at  teaching children about proper hand washing techniques in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The well produced video is set against a song saying “time to wash, time to wash your hands”... Read more of this article

Police: ‘Breach Of Curfew Files Will Be Prepared’

Police: ‘Breach Of Curfew Files Will Be Prepared’

Police responded to a loud music complaint on Vesey Street last night and found three men, none of whom reside in the area all congregated, and the police said that “breach of curfew files will be prepared for all three.” A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before nine o’clock last night, police responded to a loud music complaint... Read more of this article

Services Suspended At Lamb Foggo Centre

Services Suspended At Lamb Foggo Centre

Bermuda Hospitals Board said they are “suspending services” at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre from today [April 4] “in order to focus much needed resources on the KEMH Emergency Department.”Dr Chikezie Dean Okereke, Chief of Emergency, comments: “We have seen in other countries the strain that Emergency Departments have... Read more of this article

Video: April 4th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: April 4th Bernews Morning Newsflash

35 confirmed Covid-19 cases in island, Bermuda is officially in Shelter in Place mode effective today, Sun Life donate $15,000 to Bermuda charities, RA invite comment on proposed BELCO sale, grocers will be extending priority entrance for essential workers, police stop people for curfew breaches, Minister provides unemployment benefit update, flight... Read more of this article

Document: Covid-19 Shelter In Place Regulations

Document: Covid-19 Shelter In Place Regulations

The Emergency Powers [COVID-19 Shelter in Place] Regulations 2020 have been posted online, with the regulations stating that “except as permitted by these Regulations, no person shall leave his home at any time of the day or night from 6am on 4 April 2020 until these Regulations cease to have effect.” The document states, “A person... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Finance Advisory On Payroll Tax/Fees

Ministry Of Finance Advisory On Payroll Tax/Fees

The Government expects “to the extent possible, businesses will file and pay taxes as normal” however for businesses that need relief and additional time, the Payroll Tax filing deadline will be extended from April 15th until April 30th, current penalties/fees that would normally apply for that period will be waived, and upon request fees... Read more of this article

Minister: Last Name System For Going To Stores

Minister: Last Name System For Going To Stores

[Updated] “Grocery stores, pharmacy and gas station visits will be done on specific days according to your surname,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, with some shopping on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; while others will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with Sundays reserved for seniors. Speaking at this evening’s... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: April 5th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: April 5th Bernews Morning Newsflash

The Ministry of Health “advises the use of simple cloth face coverings,” 37 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 14 recovered and 6 in hospital, will be able to test approximately 2,000 people, puppets highlight hand washing, White House tweets thanks to Rodney Smith Jr, DropIt will be delivering during Shelter in Place, and police warn those... Read more of this article

Video: Puppets Highlight Hand Washing

Video: Puppets Highlight Hand Washing

No Strings Productions [NSP] — which Bermudian Michael Frith, the co-creator of Fraggle Rock, is involved in — has released a video aimed at  teaching children about proper hand washing techniques in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The well produced video is set against a song saying “time to wash, time to wash your hands”... Read more of this article

Video: Covid-19 Real Time Counter Chart

Video: Covid-19 Real Time Counter Chart

Roylab Stats is streaming a live video on YouTube with real-time information on Covid-19 cases around the globe, including a live counter on confirmed cases, recovered cases, and total deaths. The video’s description on YouTube said, “I started this live stream on January 26, and since January 30 I have been streaming this without stopping.... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Trott Ranked As Best League One Goalkeeper

Trott Ranked As Best League One Goalkeeper

Bermudian Nathan Trott was the top ranked League One goalkeeper in a recent analysis provided by SkySports and WhoScored. The Sky Sports website said, “With WhoScored.com this season launching full statistical coverage of EFL League One and Two, player performance ratings across all of England’s top four divisions are now available. “We asked... Read more of this article

Concacaf To Suspend Upcoming Competitions

Concacaf To Suspend Upcoming Competitions

Concacaf announced the suspension of the 2020 Concacaf Nations League Finals, Road to Gold Cup Qualifiers, and Flow Caribbean Club Championship due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson said, “At Concacaf our thoughts are with all the communities affected by the spread of Covid-19 at this difficult time. As we continue to assess our... Read more of this article

BBC Features Leverock’s One-Handed Catch

BBC Features Leverock’s One-Handed Catch

BBC Sport recently held an online voting contest to determine which matches and moments fans would like to see again, with the fourth place vote going to Bermuda’s Dwayne Leverock for his iconic catch at the 2007 World Cup. The BBC Sport story said, “The International Cricket Council has opened its archive, and all week BBC Sport readers... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

DropIt Will Be Delivering During Shelter In Place

DropIt Will Be Delivering During Shelter In Place

The DropIt Delivery service said that “they will be delivering throughout the course of the ‘Shelter in Place’ Order.” An email sent out by the company said: “Great News! We have been authorized as essential workers, which means that we will be delivering throughout the course of the ‘Shelter in Place’ Order.... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting April 4

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting April 4

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday April 4th.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Wednesday the Wisby Barbados oil products tanker will arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping... Read more of this article

One Communications March Share Repurchase

One Communications March Share Repurchase

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], One Communications Ltd. advised that pursuant to its share repurchase programme, during the month of March 2020 the company repurchased 72,683 of its common shares at an average price of $3.76 for immediate cancellation. Related StoriesOne Communications 2019 Financial Results One Communications... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Covid-19: Peppercorn Ceremony Cancelled

Covid-19: Peppercorn Ceremony Cancelled

The annual Peppercorn Ceremony – which was scheduled to take place on April 22nd — has been cancelled due to Covid-19. A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of St. George [CSG] would like to inform the public that the annual Peppercorn Ceremony that was scheduled to take place 22nd April has been cancelled due to Covid-19. A look... Read more of this article

YouTube’s ‘Rare Earth’ Highlights Bermuda

YouTube’s ‘Rare Earth’ Highlights Bermuda

Rare Earth, a YouTube channel with more than 830,000 subscribers, has posted two videos about Bermuda, including a highlight of the late Johnny Barnes and a closer look at the island’s unique roofs. The first video, entitled “When A Traffic Circle Loved Us,” focuses on the story of Johnny Barnes and has garnered more than 32,000 views... Read more of this article

BTA “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” On April 2

BTA “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” On April 2

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is promoting the “Great Bermuda Takeout Day” on April 2 [Thursday] aiming to encourage residents to take advantage of “innovative business models such as home, takeout and kerbside deliveries.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s beloved eateries have long filled a need for residents and... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Earth Hour: ‘Turn Off Unnecessary Lights Tonight’

Earth Hour: ‘Turn Off Unnecessary Lights Tonight’

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Earth Hour activities around the world have taken on a different format, and Greenrock is encouraging all Bermuda residents to turn off any unnecessary lights this evening. A spokesperson said, “As a result of the precautions being taken to limit the potential threats associated with Covid-19, Earth Hour... Read more of this article

Chester Zoo Releases Snails In Bermuda

Chester Zoo Releases Snails In Bermuda

Conservationists from Chester Zoo in the United Kingdom have released 800 lesser Bermuda snails on the island as they work to pull the species back from the brink of extinction. A story on the Chester Zoo website said, “The 800 lesser Bermuda snails, which were once driven to the brink of existence, have been given a new lease on life and travelled... Read more of this article

Refrigerant Handlers Meetings Postponed

Refrigerant Handlers Meetings Postponed

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, scheduled meetings of refrigerant handlers have been postponed until further notice. A Government spokesperson said, “Please note that the following meetings of the permitted refrigerant handlers planned at Bermuda College for Wednesday 18th March, Wednesday 25th March and Thursday 26th March 2020 have... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Charged In Connection With Shooting

Man Charged In Connection With Shooting

Following a shooting on Parsons Road in Pembroke , 20-year-old Kyari Flood was arrested and charged. A police spokesperson said, “As you recall, about 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday 24th March police responded to a report of a shooting that occurred on Parsons Road, Pembroke. “Officers found that a man had been shot in his arm and transported via ambulance... Read more of this article

Police Warn About Fake Website Phishing Scam

Police Warn About Fake Website Phishing Scam

The police are warning about a “fake website claiming to represent cellular and internet services company Digicel Bermuda.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service has been made aware of a fake website claiming to represent cellular and internet services company Digicel Bermuda, inviting individuals to participate in a... Read more of this article

People Arrested After Break-In At Coconut Rock

People Arrested After Break-In At Coconut Rock

A “number of persons were arrested” after a burglary at the Coconut Rock restaurant, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:15 this morning, Monday 30th March, it was discovered that unlawful entry had been gained to Coconut Rock restaurant. “Enquiries were made and it was discovered that culprits had forced... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

North Power Station Officially Commissioned

North Power Station Officially Commissioned

At midnight on Tuesday, March 31st, a new era of power generation began in Bermuda, as after many years of planning and construction, the new North Power Station officially came online at midnight yesterday to generate Bermuda’s base load electricity requirement. Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] President Dennis Pimentel said: “The commissioning of the... Read more of this article

Police Warn About Fake Website Phishing Scam

Police Warn About Fake Website Phishing Scam

The police are warning about a “fake website claiming to represent cellular and internet services company Digicel Bermuda.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service has been made aware of a fake website claiming to represent cellular and internet services company Digicel Bermuda, inviting individuals to participate in a survey, pay a delivery... Read more of this article

TABS Website Now Offering  ‘Local Loves’ Section

TABS Website Now Offering ‘Local Loves’ Section

For the first time, TABS has included other local brands on their website so that customers can continue to purchase products from their favourite local designers while the TABS flagship store in Hamilton is closed due to the Covid-19 virus. “Since opening their flagship store in July 2016, TABS has been proud to provide a showcase for other locally designed brands.... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Car/Cycle Collision In Harrington Sound Road

Car/Cycle Collision In Harrington Sound Road

Traffic is being diverted on Harrington Sound Road due to a road traffic collision involving a pedal cycle and a car. A police spokesperson said, “Traffic is being diverted on Harrington Sound Road between Paynter’s Road and Trinity Church Road, Hamilton Parish due to a road traffic collision. “Around 3:39pm Police and other 1st responders... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Fire At Mid Atlantic Wellness

BFRS Extinguish Fire At Mid Atlantic Wellness

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] extinguished a fire at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 9:52am, fire dispatch received a call reporting a fire at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute. BFRS responded with 3 appliances out of the Hamilton Station. “On arrival, fire crews found a Sterno which had fallen... Read more of this article

Police Confirm: Man Dies After Collision

Police Confirm: Man Dies After Collision

Police have confirmed that a man has died following a road traffic collision on Middle Road in Paget this afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “Police and other first responders were this afternoon called out to a two vehicle collision, involving a car and a motorcycle, just east of Four Ways Inn on Middle Road in Paget. “Upon arrival,... Read more of this article