Civil Union Legislation Slideshow Presentation

Civil Union Legislation Slideshow Presentation

The Ministry of Community, Culture & Sports and Ministry of Home Affairs hosted their first “public information session regarding civil unions” last night, with Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin previously saying “we received considerable input and written submissions from advocacy groups on both sides of the discussion. At the next round... Read more of this article

Bernie Sanders “Will Do Away With Loopholes”

Bernie Sanders “Will Do Away With Loopholes”

Bermuda got a mention during last night’s U.S. Presidential Democratic Debate, with Senator Bernie Sanders saying he will “do away with the outrageous loopholes” that allow “corporations to stash billions of dollars in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.”Bernie Sanders said, “So yes, I will do away with the outrageous... Read more of this article

Administrator Appointed At Summerhaven Home

Administrator Appointed At Summerhaven Home

An Administrator has been appointed for three months to “address concerns” regarding Summerhaven Residential Home for the Physically Challenged, the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment announced this evening. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment announced today that, following extensive dialogue... Read more of this article

“Improve The Quality Of The Student Experience”

“Improve The Quality Of The Student Experience”

“As advocates for the children that we are so privileged to teach, we stand willing as always to assist in making this system the envy of the world,” the Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] said today, adding that “although much of this report’s findings seem dire, we view this as a prime opportunity to improve the quality of the... Read more of this article

BTA Release 2015 Year End Arrivals Statistics

BTA Release 2015 Year End Arrivals Statistics

Total vacation visitor arrivals for 2015 were up 2.4%, fuelled by a 4.2% increase in cruise visitors, while vacation air arrivals were down 1.2%, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The BTA said, “Total vacation visitor arrivals for 2015 were up 2.4 percent, fuelled by a 4.2 percent increase in cruise visitors [14,876 passengers].“Vacation... Read more of this article

School Reorganisation Consultation Meetings

School Reorganisation Consultation Meetings

The Minister of Education Wayne Scott will hold three consultation meetings on the issue of school reorganisation, and the Ministry said “all stakeholders, including parents, educators and community members are invited to attend to learn more about the SCORE Report and share their consultation views.” The meetings will take place on the... Read more of this article

Photos: Clarien Volunteers Join Eliza DoLittle

Photos: Clarien Volunteers Join Eliza DoLittle

Volunteers from Clarien Bank joined staff from the Eliza DoLittle Society this morning [Feb 11] in order to help feed members of the community. The joining of forces saw those in attendance prepare breakfast for more than 60 people, highlighting the needs of the island, as well as the power of charity. More information about the Eliza DoLittle Society... Read more of this article

Man Detained After Incident At Middle School

Man Detained After Incident At Middle School

The police responded to a “report of a suspicious male” at T.N. Tatem Middle School this morning [Feb 11], with the man taken into police custody and transported to MAWI after being found “banging on the windows, doors and creating a commotion which alarmed both staff and students.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

BermudaScholarships.com Offers New Website

BermudaScholarships.com Offers New Website

BermudaScholarships.com has launched a new and improved website for the 2016 scholarship season, with the new site receiving a positive response at a pre‐launch presentation to over 50 award providers in the Conference Centre at O’Hara House last month. A spokesperson said, “BermudaScholarships.com was established in 2010 to provide a single... Read more of this article

Column: “Sent A Powerful Message To OBA”

Column: “Sent A Powerful Message To OBA”

[Opinion column written by MP Rolfe Commissiong] The election on Thursday marked the day when the petals firmly came off the fading red rose that is the One Bermuda Alliance government. This loss by their candidate, Andrew Simons to now MP and former Senator Diallo Rabain was by any measure extraordinary and sent a powerful message to the OBA and their... Read more of this article

Column: Pathways To Status Is “Right Thing”

Column: Pathways To Status Is “Right Thing”

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Home Affairs Sylvan Richards] Politicians are often faced with making decisions that may be unpopular, but are the right thing to do. Governments are elected to lead, and have a responsibility to make decisions that are in the interests of all people, rather than simply doing what might be politically expedient... Read more of this article

Podcast: CADA’s Anthony Santucci On Drinking

Podcast: CADA’s Anthony Santucci On Drinking

In the latest Bernews podcast, we speak to Anthony Santucci, the executive director of CADA. He likens Bermuda’s relationship with alcohol as like a bad marriage, “we keep tumbling further and further in, like falling into an abyss”.Mr Santucci says drinking – particularly drinking and driving – is socially acceptable “by the community... Read more of this article

Column: Basic Rights Of ‘All God’s Children’

Column: Basic Rights Of ‘All God’s Children’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] I write this Open Letter, with some regret that I have not taken a public stand affirming the rights of Gays and Lesbians, before now. For many years, I have seen myself as one who supports the basic rights of ‘All God’s Children’, a passion which took some time to evolve within me. Growing up in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Red Carpet Gala Features Actress Robin Wright

Red Carpet Gala Features Actress Robin Wright

Emmy award winning actress Robin Wright will present her vision for “change, transparency and lasting impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo” at a Red Carpet Gala in Bermuda on February 16. The event, which will include a charity auction, will be held at Marcus’ beginning at 6.00pm, with sponsors including Bermuda’s Wishing Step... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Videos: Hamilton Re Spotlights Employees

Videos: Hamilton Re Spotlights Employees

As Insurance Careers Month — a major multi-phased collaborative effort to help raise awareness of insurance as a career choice — gets underway, Hamilton Re has released videos spotlighting some of their employees. “Meet Hamilton Re’s Kelli Nusum, Assistant Vice President, Operations and Claims and an all round Bermuda athlete... Read more of this article

Videos/Results: Butterfield & Vallis 5K Run/Walk

Videos/Results: Butterfield & Vallis 5K Run/Walk

Chayce Smith won the 2016 Butterfield and Vallis 5K Run today [Feb 7] crossing the finish line outside Butterfield and Vallis on Woodlands Road in a time of 16:36, holding off a strong challenge from the 2nd place finisher Stephen Allen who clocked 16:40.Jennifer Alen was the first female across the line in a time of 19:12 finishing 9th overall. The... Read more of this article

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Another installment in the Veterans In Action reggae concert series will see a Bob Marley tribute event held tomorrow night [Feb 6], coinciding with the reggae legend’s birthday. The concert will be presented by Veterans In Action Bermuda, in association with Carlsberg, and will be held at the BAA Gymnassium, with gates opening at 8.30pm.The... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Ball Hockey League Results

Bermuda Ball Hockey League Results

The 2015-16 Bermuda Ball Hockey League Season resumed at the PCC Hockey Rink, however only one game was able to be completed before rain halted the second game.Halifax Mooseheads 4 Oshawa Generals 4 The Oshawa Generals jumped out to a 2 – 0 lead in the First Period with goals off the sticks of Scott Shannon and Craig Macneil. The Halifax Mooseheads... Read more of this article

Photos: Athletes Qualify At Pacers Track Meet

Photos: Athletes Qualify At Pacers Track Meet

The number of athletes who reached the Qualifying Standard for the 2016 CARIFTA Games increased by four at the National Sports Center during a recent Pacers Track meet. Sakari Famous cleared the 1.55m Under 18 Women’s High Jump Standard as she won the Women’s High Jump with a top leap of 1.65m, while Tiara DeRosa once again eclipsed the Girls Discus... Read more of this article

Canada’s Montagliani To Run For CONCACAF

Canada’s Montagliani To Run For CONCACAF

Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani is running for president of CONCACAF, a position Guyana’s Mark Rodrigues and Bermuda Football Association president Larry Mussenden are also seeking. This follow after acting CONCACAF President Alfredo Hawit was arrested last year as part of the probe into FIFA by international law enforcement... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Fitch Affirms Validus’ Ratings, Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Validus’ Ratings, Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of Validus Holdings, Ltd. [Validus]. The affirmations include Validus’ ‘BBB+’ senior unsecured debt rating and ‘A’ Insurer Financial Strength [IFS] rating of Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. [Validus Re]. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A statement from the ratings agency said, “Validus’... Read more of this article

PartnerRe Declares Preferred Shares Dividends

PartnerRe Declares Preferred Shares Dividends

Bermuda-based PartnerRe Ltd. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend for the period December 1, 2015 – February 29, 2016 of $0.40625 per share on the Company’s 6.50% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, $0.453125 per share on the Company’s 7.25% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, and $0.3671875 on... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 11 2016

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 11 2016

Today [Feb 11] saw 4,100 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $17,305.00 BD. 500 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 0.6% at $1.75 per share, while another 3,400 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing at an even $4.70. The other 200 shares were traded by Bermuda Aviation Services Ltd, closing... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Royal Bermuda Regiment To Launch New Book

Royal Bermuda Regiment To Launch New Book

The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s picture-packed book to commemorate its 50th anniversary is to be officially launched at the weekend. And author Tony McWilliam will be on hand at Brown & Co. on Front Street on Saturday to sign copies of Royal Bermuda Regiment – 50 Years Strong, prepared to celebrate last year’s golden anniversary of the Island’s... Read more of this article

Red Carpet Gala Features Actress Robin Wright

Red Carpet Gala Features Actress Robin Wright

Emmy award winning actress Robin Wright will present her vision for “change, transparency and lasting impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo” at a Red Carpet Gala in Bermuda on February 16. The event, which will include a charity auction, will be held at Marcus’ beginning at 6.00pm, with sponsors including Bermuda’s Wishing Step... Read more of this article

Pechakucha Night To Be Held On February 11th

Pechakucha Night To Be Held On February 11th

The fourteenth edition of Pechakucha Bermuda will take place on Thursday, February 11, with eight presenters set to take part. The event will be held from 6.00pm to 9.30pm at Vasco Da Gamma, with refreshments available for purchase. The event is free to attend, with donations accepted during the evening. The presenters will include Cheryl Hastings... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

83 Columbus Crabs Found On UK ‘Mystery Box’

83 Columbus Crabs Found On UK ‘Mystery Box’

A number of rare Columbus crabs from the Bermuda area were recently found on box that washed up on Dorset beach in the United Kingdom after traveling almost 4,000 miles from their home in the Sargasso Sea, according to the Dorset Echo. A story in the Dorset Echo said, “More than 80 Columbus crabs, which are rarely seen in the UK, have washed up with... Read more of this article

White Hill Field Community Clean Up On Feb 6

White Hill Field Community Clean Up On Feb 6

There will be a community cleanup at White Hill Field on Saturday, February 6 from 10.00am to 2.00pm, with area MP Jamahl Simmons urging the public to support work in “very important part of our area.” MP Simmons said, “This is a non-political event; this is a community event, driven by the community, that we in the Progressive Labour... Read more of this article

Update On Importation Of Glyphosate Products

Update On Importation Of Glyphosate Products

The Ministry of Health Seniors and Environment said they will “permit the importation of Ready To Use glyphosate products” and the “ban on concentrated forms of glyphosate will continue.” A Ministry spokesperson said, “At the request of the International Agency for Research on Cancer [IARC], the specialized cancer agency... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Man Admits Stealing $9.49 Of Food

Court: Man Admits Stealing $9.49 Of Food

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 11], a 54-year-old man admitted stealing $9.49 worth of food from a Marketplace, saying he took it because he was hungry. Mr Levi Pemberton pleaded guilty to stealing $9.49 worth of prepared food from Marketplace on 15th January 2016. Given the opportunity to speak for himself, Mr Pemberton told Magistrate... Read more of this article

Man Detained After Incident At Middle School

Man Detained After Incident At Middle School

The police responded to a “report of a suspicious male” at T.N. Tatem Middle School this morning [Feb 11], with the man taken into police custody and transported to MAWI after being found “banging on the windows, doors and creating a commotion which alarmed both staff and students.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

Essex Police Release ‘E-Fit’ After Shooting

Essex Police Release ‘E-Fit’ After Shooting

Essex Police have released an “e-fit” of the suspect involved in the shooting in Essex, with the British media having already identified the victim as businessman Timothy Mardon, who divides his time between Bermuda and the UK. The BBC report, “Police investigating a shooting by intruders at a mansion have issued an e-fit of a man... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

BermudaScholarships.com Offers New Website

BermudaScholarships.com Offers New Website

BermudaScholarships.com has launched a new and improved website for the 2016 scholarship season, with the new site receiving a positive response at a pre‐launch presentation to over 50 award providers in the Conference Centre at O’Hara House last month. A spokesperson said, “BermudaScholarships.com was established in 2010 to provide a single definitive source... Read more of this article

TLF & Career Pathways Partner For Students

TLF & Career Pathways Partner For Students

The Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] has partnered with the Ministry of Education’s Career Pathways Programme to assist them with placing some of their IT students from Berkeley and CedarBridge in local companies, with the program designed to provide senior school students with “pathways to greater preparation for career and college opportunities for a fulfilling... Read more of this article

Podcast: TEDx Chairman On Technology Impact

Podcast: TEDx Chairman On Technology Impact

In the latest Bernews podcast we talk to John Narraway, the chairman of TEDx Bermuda, about his views on where technological developments will lead us.Mr Narraway believes Bermuda could see a level of self-sufficiency it has not seen before due to technological advances. And more and more of the goods we use on a daily basis will be part of the ‘Internet of Things’... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Sandys

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Sandys

An early morning fire in Sandys resulted in damage to three motorcycles, one car and a nearby residence, with the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responding with three vehicles and nine personnel to extinguish the blaze. The BFRS said, “At approximately 3:33am on Monday, February 8, 2016, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report... Read more of this article

Man Injured When Motorcycle And Van Collide

Man Injured When Motorcycle And Van Collide

Emergency services responded to a collision at approximately 3.15pm today [Feb 7] on Middle Road in Devonshire near the junction with Hermitage Road. The collision appeared to involve a motorcycle and van, with Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel seen treating a man sitting on a nearby sidewalk before hospital personnel arrived a short time later... Read more of this article

Vehicles Collide On South Road In Paget

Vehicles Collide On South Road In Paget

At approximately 3.45pm today [Feb 3], emergency services responded to a collision that occurred on South Road in Paget, just west of the south roundabout. The collision appeared to involve a truck and two cars. At least one person was conveyed to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment to unknown injuries. Details are limited at this time, however... Read more of this article


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