Covid: U.S. CDC Moves Bermuda To “Level 3″

Covid: U.S. CDC Moves Bermuda To “Level 3″

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] has now changed Bermuda’s classification to “Level 3: High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda,” which is an improvement over our prior classification as Level 4. Screenshot from the page on Bermuda as of yesterday on the CDC website:The last time Bermuda was ranked as “Level 3″... Read more of this article

Advisory: Fake Government Email Circulating

Advisory: Fake Government Email Circulating

There is an email circulating purporting to be from the Accountant General’s Department, with the Government advising that the ”fake email contains a malware attachment that is dangerous to computer systems if opened.” A Government spokesperson said, “It’s been brought to the Government’s attention that there is a phishing email... Read more of this article

BPS Seek Assistance Locating ‘Person Of Interest’

BPS Seek Assistance Locating ‘Person Of Interest’

The police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 41-year-old Jahmeco Blakeney, who they said is a “person of interest to police.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 41-year-old, Jahmeco Blakeney. “Mr. Blakeney is a brown skinned male, approximately 5’... Read more of this article

Voting For City Christmas Window Contest Open

Voting For City Christmas Window Contest Open

The City of Hamilton today [Dec 1] advised that public voting is now open for the City’s 2021 Christmas Window Decorating Contest. A spokesperson said, “13 City businesses entered the festive competition this year, which sees awesome prizes awarded to winners for the best Christmas window displays, including a donation from the City to a charity... Read more of this article

21 Named Storms In 2021 Hurricane Season

21 Named Storms In 2021 Hurricane Season

[Updated] The active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has officially concluded having produced 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes of which four were major hurricanes – which makes it the third most active year on record in terms of named storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] said, “The active 2021 Atlantic... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Dec 1] and statements scheduled to be delivered include International Day of Persons with Disabilities, update on Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility, Covid-19 Update in Schools, Bermuda College 2020 Annual Report, 2021 Audited Statements and 2021 Student Financial Support,... Read more of this article

Eve Saves Three Penalties, Named Man Of Match

Eve Saves Three Penalties, Named Man Of Match

Bermudian goalkeeper Dale Eve had an outstanding performance for his Spennymoor Town team, saving three penalties and earning the Man of the Match award.The club’s match report said, “Dale Eve saved three penalties in a tense shootout as Moors progressed to the Third Round of the Trophy against Chorley. Following a goalless draw after 90 minutes,... Read more of this article


School Award Honours Eunice Veronica Sharpe

School Award Honours Eunice Veronica Sharpe

The Baha’is of Hamilton Parish established an annual award for a Francis Patton Primary student in honour of the late Eunice Veronica Sharpe. A spokesperson said, “Along with its sister Baha’i communities throughout the world, and the national Bermudian Baha’i community, the Baha’is of Hamilton Parish are marking the 100th anniversary of the... Read more of this article

Column: Working Hard On Behalf Of Workers

Column: Working Hard On Behalf Of Workers

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Weeks] The Government continues to work hard on behalf of the workers of this country. With the most recent amendments to the Employment Act the Government has demonstrated its commitment to ensure workers’ rights are protected in the workplace. Additional rights include the following:A requirement for employers... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 1st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 1st Bernews Morning Newsflash

WindReach donate inclusive literature to schools, Hamilton Princess serves dinner at Salvation Army, Senate in session today, Reserve Police welcome nine new officers, BHB green light for mental health awareness, Bernews Wallpaper Wednesday celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Kamau Leverock named Florida Scorpions Vice-Captain,... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Celebrating IDPWD

Wallpaper Wednesday: Celebrating IDPWD

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series celebrates the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which takes place this Friday [Dec 3]. The Bermuda Hospitals Board will be hosting a motorcade to celebrate the day on Friday — set to start at 11am — and they are encouraging the public to cheer... Read more of this article

November 2021: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

November 2021: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

Aiming to provide the community with a look at Bermuda’s natural beauty each morning, Bernews features a “Photo of the Day” in our email newsletters and on social media seven days a week. Judging by the number of reader’s “likes”, the month’s most popular photos included the Warwick Long Bay, south shore beaches, Devonshire Bay, Bailey’s... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 30 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 30 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... Read more of this article

BHB Green Light For Mental Health Awareness

BHB Green Light For Mental Health Awareness

The Bermuda Hospitals Board will again turn on its green light this month in support of mental health awareness. “Green is the colour chosen internationally to denote mental health. This year the theme of mental health awareness is to make nature a part of your everyday life,” a spokesperson said. “For us in Bermuda, getting out in... Read more of this article

Reserve Police Welcome Nine New Officers

Reserve Police Welcome Nine New Officers

The Bermuda Reserve Police [BRP] inducted nine new Reserve Constables into voluntary service. A police spokesperson said, “During a recent ceremony held 7pm Wednesday, 17th November 2021 in the Prospect Police Recreation Club hall, the Bermuda Reserve Police [BRP] inducted nine new Reserve Constables into voluntary service.“Acting Commissioner... Read more of this article

Princess Serves Dinner At Salvation Army

Princess Serves Dinner At Salvation Army

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club kicked off the festive season by serving up its annual holiday dinner for the Salvation Army last week to around 200 diners.“Delicious meals of roasted turkey, stuffing, cassava pie, green beans and more were carefully packaged up by the members of the leadership team and served with drinks and freshly baked... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Dec 1st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 1st Bernews Morning Newsflash

WindReach donate inclusive literature to schools, Hamilton Princess serves dinner at Salvation Army, Senate in session today, Reserve Police welcome nine new officers, BHB green light for mental health awareness, Bernews Wallpaper Wednesday celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Kamau Leverock named Florida Scorpions Vice-Captain,... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 30 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 30 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... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 30th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 30th Bernews Morning Newsflash

18 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda, 27-year-old man injured in shooting, multiple shootings in last 35 days, BTA welcome new antigen arrival test policy, BELCO commences work on Asset Retirement Project, BILTIR: Economic & social benefits for Bermuda, GC donates to Friends of Bermuda Railway Trail and Special Olympics Caribbean Inclusive... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Ayleal Dill Scores In Newark Football Club Win

Ayleal Dill Scores In Newark Football Club Win

Bermuda’s Ayleal Dill recently scored for the Newark Football Club as they played to a 4-1 victory over AFC Mansfield. Dill and his teammates took on AFC Mansfield in a Notts Senior Cup match. Dill scored to give Newark the lead, but AFC Mansfield found an equalizer, with the match eventually decided by a kick from the penalty mark, leading Newark... Read more of this article

Eve Saves Three Penalties, Named Man Of Match

Eve Saves Three Penalties, Named Man Of Match

Bermudian goalkeeper Dale Eve had an outstanding performance for his Spennymoor Town team, saving three penalties and earning the Man of the Match award.The club’s match report said, “Dale Eve saved three penalties in a tense shootout as Moors progressed to the Third Round of the Trophy against Chorley. Following a goalless draw after 90 minutes,... Read more of this article

Premier & First Division Standings & Scorers

Premier & First Division Standings & Scorers

The Bermuda Football Associations Premier and First Division League seasons are progressing, and a look at the current Standings and League Leading Goalscorers. Premier Division After five rounds of the Premier Division Football action, the Dandy Town Hornets are the league leaders with 15 points, the PHC Zebras have only played four games and they... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Enhancements And Modifications To ‘Foundation’

Enhancements And Modifications To ‘Foundation’

Dmitry Mnushkin has announced new enhancements to his software platform, Foundation, that “will provide greater value to clients in the ILS, reinsurance and brokerage sectors.” A spokesperson said, “Launched in March 2020, Foundation provides web-based solutions to help [re]insurance and ILS businesses underwrite natural catastrophe... Read more of this article

Digicel Credit Limit For Postpaid Customers

Digicel Credit Limit For Postpaid Customers

Digicel announced today [Dec 1] that “starting today all Consumer PostPaid mobile customers with Digicel will have a credit limit set at $250 BMD per month over and above their plan fee.” A spokesperson said, “Digicel announced today that they are putting customers back in control. Implementing credit limits that ensure customers do not... Read more of this article

Conyers Recognised As Tier 1 By IFLR1000

Conyers Recognised As Tier 1 By IFLR1000

Conyers’ Bermuda corporate and finance practice has been recognised as Tier 1 in the 2022 edition of IFLR1000, alongside nine lawyers. The firm’s practices in BVI, Cayman and Hong Kong were all ranked, alongside 18 lawyers. Conyers’ Chairman Christian Luthi said, “We are delighted to be recognised by IFLR1000 as a leading financial and corporate... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Voting For City Christmas Window Contest Open

Voting For City Christmas Window Contest Open

The City of Hamilton today [Dec 1] advised that public voting is now open for the City’s 2021 Christmas Window Decorating Contest. A spokesperson said, “13 City businesses entered the festive competition this year, which sees awesome prizes awarded to winners for the best Christmas window displays, including a donation from the City to a charity... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sandcastle Supports Special Olympics

Bermuda Sandcastle Supports Special Olympics

The Bermuda Sandcastle Competition organisers recently showed their support for the upcoming Special Olympics Bermuda Polar Plunge with a special sculpture, with the charitable event set to be held on December 4. The Bermuda Sandcastle Competition posted the graphic and photos online, saying, “This week’s build is all about feeling the chill... Read more of this article

Black Pony Gallery Hosts Charles Zuill Exhibition

Black Pony Gallery Hosts Charles Zuill Exhibition

Black Pony Gallery is presenting Memory & Mark-making, a new series of metalpoint drawings by local artist Charles Zuill, with the online solo exhibition presents 14 original artworks that demonstrate the use of silver, gold, copper and brass to draw. The exhibition runs November 29 – December 15, 2021. Eclipse, 2021. Brass and silverpoint on... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

21 Named Storms In 2021 Hurricane Season

21 Named Storms In 2021 Hurricane Season

[Updated] The active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has officially concluded having produced 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes of which four were major hurricanes – which makes it the third most active year on record in terms of named storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] said, “The active 2021 Atlantic... Read more of this article

GC Donates To Friends Of Bermuda Railway Trail

GC Donates To Friends Of Bermuda Railway Trail

The Garden Club of Bermuda has made a donation of $10,000 to the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail. A spokesperson said, “Most of the railway line, which opened in 1931 and ran until 1948, is now a trail which is used by many locals and tourists alike, never more so these past few months with the pandemic. Rosemary Holmes – Co-Chair GC 100th... Read more of this article

‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

“Bermuda is committed to increasing our protection of our fragile ecosystem, reducing our carbon footprint, and mitigating the impact of climate change,” Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Minister said, “I rise to provide an update of my participation... Read more of this article

CRIME

27-Year-Old Man Injured In Shooting

27-Year-Old Man Injured In Shooting

A 27-year-old-man is in hospital being treated for gunshot wounds following a shooting in the Dundonald Street and Court Street area early this morning [Nov 29], the police have confirmed.A police spokesperson said, “A 27-year-old-man is currently warded at the King Edward VII Memorial [KEMH] receiving attention for gunshot wounds sustained... Read more of this article

Court: Sam Fraser-Smith Pleads Guilty

Court: Sam Fraser-Smith Pleads Guilty

Appearing in Magistrates Court, Sam Fraser-Smith pleaded guilty to deprivation of liberty in relation to an incident with a food delivery driver last October. A Social Enquiry Report was ordered for the 43-year-old former police officer. Related StoriesCourt Dismisses Appeal From Oswin Pereira Maxanne Anderson Appointed As... Read more of this article

Shooting On Court Street, One Person Injured

Shooting On Court Street, One Person Injured

Gunshots were fired in the Court Street area last night [Nov 20], and a 30-year-old man “with a gunshot wound was transported to KEMH via ambulance for treatment of his injuries, which are not considered to be life threatening.” A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before midnight on Saturday 20th, November 2021, police responded to... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Advisory: Fake Government Email Circulating

Advisory: Fake Government Email Circulating

There is an email circulating purporting to be from the Accountant General’s Department, with the Government advising that the ”fake email contains a malware attachment that is dangerous to computer systems if opened.” A Government spokesperson said, “It’s been brought to the Government’s attention that there is a phishing email circulating purporting... Read more of this article

November: Top 10 Bernews Instagram Photos

November: Top 10 Bernews Instagram Photos

During November 2021, the top 10 ‘most liked’ photos on the Bernews Instagram page included a depiction of the Seabased project, children cheering on Flora Duffy in UAE, the Hamilton Princess’ annual holiday gingerbread creation, and more. #1 – A depiction of the Seabased projectView this post on InstagramA post shared by Bernews.com (@bernews)#2... Read more of this article

Enhancements And Modifications To ‘Foundation’

Enhancements And Modifications To ‘Foundation’

Dmitry Mnushkin has announced new enhancements to his software platform, Foundation, that “will provide greater value to clients in the ILS, reinsurance and brokerage sectors.” A spokesperson said, “Launched in March 2020, Foundation provides web-based solutions to help [re]insurance and ILS businesses underwrite natural catastrophe covers world-wide. “The... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

PLP Sandys MPs On Westover Farm Fire

PLP Sandys MPs On Westover Farm Fire

“This fire is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the Bascome family and it is our hope that our community rallies around them to ensure that this important institution is preserved,” the PLP MPs said following the recent fire at Westover Farm in the west end. A statement from the Sandys PLP MPs — Jamahl Simmons, Kim Wilson, Dennis... Read more of this article

Fire At Westover Farm In Sandys Parish

Fire At Westover Farm In Sandys Parish

[Updated] The Fire Service and Police are currently responding to a fire at Westover Farm in Sandys parish. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:20am today, Thursday 25th November, a fire was reported at Westover Dairy Farm in Sandys parish. “Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel are currently on scene dealing with the blaze, with Bermuda... Read more of this article

Minister & BRSC Chairman Extend Condolences

Minister & BRSC Chairman Extend Condolences

The Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott and Bermuda Road Safety Council, Chairman Dennis Lister III have extended condolences to the family of latest the road traffic fatality. Minister Scott said, “We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Albert Simmons. Our thoughts and prayers are with them today. We are deeply troubled that... Read more of this article




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