Govt: Water Quality Well Within Safety Standards

Govt: Water Quality Well Within Safety Standards

The water quality at all beaches tested was well within the safety standards for swimming and no further “greaseballs” have been found, the Government said today. The Ministry said, “Yesterday [Apr 16] beach water quality samples were taken by Department of Health officials at Elbow Beach, Grape Bay, Warwick Long Bay, Horseshoe Bay,... Read more of this article

Power Restored To CCTV After Disconnection

Power Restored To CCTV After Disconnection

Power to the GET owned CCTV poles was disconnected yesterday before the transfer of ownership of the poles had concluded, however the transfer has now been completed and BELCO have resumed powering the CCTV cameras. In a short statement today [Apr 17], Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Wright said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to... Read more of this article

People’s Campaign For Equality, Jobs & Justice

People’s Campaign For Equality, Jobs & Justice

[Updated with video] The “People’s Campaign for Equality, Jobs and Justice” was launched today [Apr 17], with a press conference held outside City Hall in Hamilton. Committee members include Reverend Nicholas Tweed, Keith Simmons, BIU President Chris Furbert, BPSU President Jason Hayward, Dr Michael Charles, Linda Meinzer, Molly Burgess,... Read more of this article

Cannabis Reform Paper Presented To Minister

Cannabis Reform Paper Presented To Minister

[Updated with video] The Cannabis Reform Collaborative [CRC] has completed its review and presented Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley with their 130-page paper this morning [Apr 17]. CRC Chair Stratton Hatfield gave an overview of some of the findings of their research, saying that cannabis related offences are “overwhelming the criminal... Read more of this article

ABIR Members Report $11.7 Billion Net Income

ABIR Members Report $11.7 Billion Net Income

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] today [Apr 17] released the 2013 global underwriting results for its member re/insurers. Eighteen of 21 member re/insurers participated in this 2013 report. The companies write insurance and reinsurance from underwriting centers in Bermuda, Europe, Asia, and North and South America. The 18 re/insurers... Read more of this article

Bermuda Shipwreck Featured On BBC TV Series

Bermuda Shipwreck Featured On BBC TV Series

[Updated] This week a ship wrecked on Bermuda’s reefs was featured in a major BBC series on well-known Scottish-built vessels. The TV series, “Clydebuilt: The Ships that Made the Commonwealth”, is presented by Scottish actor and TV presenter David Hayman. The wreck, the ‘Nola’, also known as the ‘Montana’ [1863], sits just outside Western... Read more of this article

New Hospital To Feature 2,738 Sq Ft Atrium

New Hospital To Feature 2,738 Sq Ft Atrium

The healing power of natural light played a major role in the architectural design of the new Acute Care Wing, the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said. “Large windows are featured throughout the building and while that allows light into areas facing outdoors it doesn’t address areas in the middle of the new facility,” a spokesperson explained. “Yet... Read more of this article

Brown Resigns As Devonshire Cougars Coach

Brown Resigns As Devonshire Cougars Coach

[Updated] The Executive Committee of the Devonshire Recreation Club said that Dennis Brown has resigned as their Head Football Coach. A spokesperson said, “We appreciate his service for the past three years and wish him well in his future endeavors. The club will begin the formal process for the recruitment of a new technical director ‎immediately.” Update:... Read more of this article

West Pembroke Primary Opens Sensory Garden

West Pembroke Primary Opens Sensory Garden

Junior Minister of Education Leah Scott yesterday [Apr 15] helped to open a unique Sensory Garden created by the ASD Department at West Pembroke Primary School. A spokesperson said, “The students and their teachers, Miss Freda Trimm and Miss Zola French, worked for several months along with volunteers to complete the project located in the courtyard... Read more of this article

Locals Line Up For Cake Shop’s Hot Cross Buns

Locals Line Up For Cake Shop’s Hot Cross Buns

With less than 24 hours to go until Good Friday begins, Bermudians are in full preparation mode, with a line forming outside the Cake Shop on Curving Avenue this morning [Apr 17] as locals queued up to purchase hot cross buns from the popular bakery.There are a host of events happening tomorrow including Chewstick’s Kitefest at Horseshoe Bay... Read more of this article

Slideshow: Tokio Millennium Re Gives Back

Slideshow: Tokio Millennium Re Gives Back

Staff from one of the island’s leading reinsurers showed their community spirit by spending a day giving back to the community today [Apr 16]. Tokio Millennium Re staff helped with touch-ups around Lefroy House, undertook some much-needed gardening and conservation work at WindReach, and swapped computers for shovels and jackhammers to help with demolition... Read more of this article

OBA, PLP Trade Words On Sewage, Propaganda

OBA, PLP Trade Words On Sewage, Propaganda

The OBA has accused the PLP of having their “propaganda machine in full swing over the issue of sewage being pumped out to sea,” while the PLP said that “instead of complaining about press releases the OBA should get on with solving the problem.” The issue has been in the headlines recently following the U.S. Consulate issuing... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: National Volleyball Team Travel Overseas

Video: National Volleyball Team Travel Overseas

The Bermuda Junior Boys’ National Volleyball Team gathered at the airport early this morning [Apr 16] on their way to the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association [ECVA] Invitational being held in Antigua from April 17-21. The team players include Jeremiah Andrade, Andrew Blee, Shannon Botelho, Shaun De Couto, Jacques DeVerteuil, Justin Ferreira,... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda “Happy” Video Makes Oprah!

Video: Bermuda “Happy” Video Makes Oprah!

[Updated] A glimpse of the Bermuda version of the Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” video was shown on OWN, the television network owned by superstar Oprah Winfrey. During an interview with Pharrell William on Oprah Prime last night [Apr 13] they played a montage of fan-created YouTube videos adapted from his hit song “Happy,”... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Sailors Make Early Mark In Europe

Bermuda Sailors Make Early Mark In Europe

This week, more than 1500 of the world’s best Optimist sailors are competing in Europe, including five hailing from Bermuda, one of which finished in second position overall in the regatta warm-up. The regatta is being held in four nations, with Italy hosting over 800 optimists, and Slovenia hosting nearly 500, Holland hosting more than 200, with... Read more of this article

Triple Challenge Winners Given Their Awards

Triple Challenge Winners Given Their Awards

On Friday, April 11 at Barr’s Bay Park, the Bermuda Triple Challenge presented the winners of the Challenge weekend with their respective winnings, bringing the competition to a close. Overall Winners & All Male Winners: The Following – Dom Nanette and Coy Smith:The Bermuda Triple Challenge got underway on April 4 in the Towne of... Read more of this article

Brown Resigns As Devonshire Cougars Coach

Brown Resigns As Devonshire Cougars Coach

[Updated] The Executive Committee of the Devonshire Recreation Club said that Dennis Brown has resigned as their Head Football Coach. A spokesperson said, “We appreciate his service for the past three years and wish him well in his future endeavors. The club will begin the formal process for the recruitment of a new technical director ‎immediately.” Update:... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

BELCO Bird To Advise Kite Fliers On Safe Spots

BELCO Bird To Advise Kite Fliers On Safe Spots

The BELCO Bird will be touring some of Bermuda’s safe kite flying areas today [Apr 18], helping the public to stay safe as they enjoy the island’s traditional pastime this Good Friday. The BELCO Bird will be appearing at the following locations.11.00am – Royal Naval Field 12.00pm – Horseshoe Bay 1.30pm – St. David’s... Read more of this article

KPMG Advises On Butterfield’s Legis Acquisition

KPMG Advises On Butterfield’s Legis Acquisition

Butterfield’s acquisition of Legis Group’s Guernsey-based trust and corporate services business was supported by KPMG Advisory teams in Bermuda and Guernsey. KPMG Advisory provided corporate finance and due diligence services to Butterfield, leveraging KPMG’s global network and local presence to “full effect.” Charles Thresh, Managing... Read more of this article

Endurance Comment On Aspen’s “Poison Pill”

Endurance Comment On Aspen’s “Poison Pill”

A few days after rejecting a $3.2 billion takeover proposal from a fellow Bermuda-based re/insurer, Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd said they adopted a shareholders rights plan which is “designed to deter abusive tactics from being used in a proposed takeover.” They resolved to issue one preferred share purchase right on each share of the... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

KiteFest To Include Children’s Colouring Contest

KiteFest To Include Children’s Colouring Contest

The Good Friday KiteFest is set to take place on April 18, bringing children together for a variety of events, including a kite colouring contest for children up to 12 years old. A Chewstick spokesperson said, “It’s time for Bermuda’s youth to get creative with a fun coloring competition at Bermuda’s Good Friday KiteFest. Kids up to 12 years... Read more of this article

Devonshire Rec’s Easter Weekend Activities

Devonshire Rec’s Easter Weekend Activities

The Devonshire Recreation Club will be hosting special events over this upcoming holiday weekend including the “King of the Den Cup”, an Old School Party, a Family Fun Day and the “Easter Big Bingo” featuring a $6,000 jackpot.Thursday:4:30 – 7:30: Pre Game Happy Hour 7:30: King of the Den Cup – Devonshire Cougars... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess Offering Easter Brunch & Tea

Hamilton Princess Offering Easter Brunch & Tea

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is getting set to host their annual Easter Brunch and Easter Tea, bringing people together in order to celebrate the holiday. The Easter Brunch will take place in the Harbour View Ballroom from 11.30am through 3.00pm on April 20, while the Easter Tea will be held in the Heritage Court Restaurant from 2.00pm through 5.00pm... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Bermuda Shipwreck Featured On BBC TV Series

Bermuda Shipwreck Featured On BBC TV Series

[Updated] This week a ship wrecked on Bermuda’s reefs was featured in a major BBC series on well-known Scottish-built vessels. The TV series, “Clydebuilt: The Ships that Made the Commonwealth”, is presented by Scottish actor and TV presenter David Hayman. The wreck, the ‘Nola’, also known as the ‘Montana’ [1863], sits just outside Western... Read more of this article

West Pembroke Primary Opens Sensory Garden

West Pembroke Primary Opens Sensory Garden

Junior Minister of Education Leah Scott yesterday [Apr 15] helped to open a unique Sensory Garden created by the ASD Department at West Pembroke Primary School. A spokesperson said, “The students and their teachers, Miss Freda Trimm and Miss Zola French, worked for several months along with volunteers to complete the project located in the courtyard... Read more of this article

Ministry Provides Update On “Greaseball” Issue

Ministry Provides Update On “Greaseball” Issue

The Ministry of Health and Environment provided the an update regarding the “greaseballs” which have been spotted washing ashore this week on several South Shore beaches.The full statement from the Ministry is below: The Ministry of Health and Environment would like to provide the general public with an update regarding greaseballs which... Read more of this article

CRIME

Sentencing Postponed For 25 Year Old Woman

Sentencing Postponed For 25 Year Old Woman

A 25 year old British woman was due to be sentenced today [Apr 17], however her sentencing has been postponed until April 23rd. Natalie Simpson, who previously pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to another woman on New Years Eve, will remain free on bail until that time. File photo of Ms Simpson leaving CourtA police statement after the... Read more of this article

Man Pleads “Guilty With An Explanation”

Man Pleads “Guilty With An Explanation”

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [Apr 15], a 55-year-old man pleaded “guilty with an explanation” to a charge he assaulted another man. Mr Basil Stewart pleaded guilty with an explanation to a charge of unlawfully assaulting another man and causing him bodily harm following an incident took place at the Salvation Army Shelter in... Read more of this article

Bermuda Shorts Day Ends In Murder In Canada

Bermuda Shorts Day Ends In Murder In Canada

A Bermuda Shorts Day celebration by University of Calgary students in Canada turned tragic on Tuesday morning [Apr 15] as a young man stabbed five of his fellow students to death, resulting in that city’s worst mass murder in its history. The Bermuda Shorts Day celebration is the largest of the year for Calgary students, bringing thousands together... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

New Bermuda Employment Website Launches

New Bermuda Employment Website Launches

A new website has launched that allows Bermuda residents to find employment more quickly and easily, benefiting both employers and job seekers in its features and usability. By using Watson.bm, those searching for employment on the website are able to upload their resume and navigate available positions by using criteria such as job title, job category, and location. Employers... Read more of this article

TBi Introduces Unlimited Local Calling

TBi Introduces Unlimited Local Calling

 Today TBi announced that customers can now enjoy unlimited local calling to any mobile or fixed number in Bermuda. “Unlimited local calling is an exciting new offering from TBi that helps people stay connected without the inconvenience of watching minutes,” said Gregory Swan [pictured], TBi’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Customers who sign up for... Read more of this article

Dernier Cri Launches Online Fashion Store

Dernier Cri Launches Online Fashion Store

Dernier Cri opened its virtual doors with the launch of a full-featured website that specialises in the latest urban fashions for men, and they plan to launch a section on the online storefront call “Bermuda’s Very Own” to promote and sell the clothing of local designers. According to their website, “Dernier Cri [pronounced dern-yey-kree], meaning... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Pedestrian Injured In Hamilton Parish Collision

Pedestrian Injured In Hamilton Parish Collision

A collision on North Shore Road and Rocky Lane in Hamilton occurred this morning [Apr 17], sending a 52-year-old pedestrian to hospital. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11.30am on Thursday, April 17, first responders attended a reported serious collision at the junction of North Shore Road and Rocky Lane in Hamilton parish.”“It... Read more of this article

35 Year Old Hospitalised After Industrial Accident

35 Year Old Hospitalised After Industrial Accident

At sometime around 1pm today [Apr 14] there was an industrial accident at the KEMH construction site, which resulted in a man being taken to hospital where he is presently listed in stable condition.A Bermuda Hospitals Board spokesperson said, “BHB can confirm that there was an industrial accident on the site of the new Acute Care Wing today... Read more of this article

Woman Recovering From Burns After House Fire

Woman Recovering From Burns After House Fire

A 54 year old woman is recovering after receiving what the police said were “relatively minor first degree burns to her arms and face” in the explosion and blaze that severely damaged a Palmetto Road residence in the early hours of this morning [Apr 13]. Officials originally said no one was injured, however today said that one resident did... Read more of this article


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