Premier Expresses Thanks To Bermuda Sun

Premier Expresses Thanks To Bermuda Sun

Responding to news regarding the closure of the Bermuda Sun newspaper, the Premier Michael Dunkley said,”I would like to express my sincere sadness at the news today that the Bermuda Sun will be closing its doors. “In the words of its motto, ‘The Sun’ has been a ‘friend to the community’ for more than 50 years – covering... Read more of this article

Bermudiana Beach Resort Submits Application

Bermudiana Beach Resort Submits Application

The Bermuda Housing Corporation [BHC] has revealed that a planning application has been submitted for the proposed redevelopment of the South Shore development known as ‘The Bermudiana Beach Resort’ [formerly Grand Atlantic]. Plans accompanying the application submitted this week by local architecture firm OBM depict an ocean front resort property... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: People’s Campaign March

Photos & Videos: People’s Campaign March

[Updated] The People’s Campaign and Bermuda Trade Union Congress marched today [July 25] to the Cabinet Office to “let their voices be heard” on the PRC Bermuda status matter. Earlier this week, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said that the Ministry is withdrawing the appeal in the PRC status matter and “the avenue to Bermuda status... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sun To Print Last Issue On July 30th

Bermuda Sun To Print Last Issue On July 30th

[Updated] The Bermuda Sun Limited has confirmed that Bermuda Sun is to cease publication after 50 years, and the final issue will be published this coming Wednesday [July 30]. “Regrettably, 23 positions of the paper’s editorial and advertising operation will be made redundant. The employees, all of whom have faithfully served the paper, will... Read more of this article

Bermuda Press & MediaHouse To Amalgamate

Bermuda Press & MediaHouse To Amalgamate

[Updated] The Bermuda Press and MediaHouse — the parent companies of The Royal Gazette and the Bermuda Sun — announced today that they have agreed in principle to the amalgamation of their printing and online business interests. Under the agreement, which will be finalised next week, BPHL will acquire several of MediaHouse’s Bermuda operations... Read more of this article

Live Blog Updates: PRC Bermuda Status March

Live Blog Updates: PRC Bermuda Status March

[Updating] The People’s Campaign and Bermuda Trade Union Congress have called for people to join them today [July 25] to march to the Cabinet Office to “let their voices be heard” on the PRC Bermuda status matter. Earlier this week, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said that the Ministry is withdrawing the appeal in the PRC status matter... Read more of this article

Malachi Simmons Receives Triple Accolades

Malachi Simmons Receives Triple Accolades

Following his successful endeavor to help fund his post-secondary education in 2011, talented dancer, actor and singer Malachi Simmons has graduated with a first class B.A. [Hons] in Dance at the United Kingdom’s Edge Hill University, receiving two other accolades in the process. Besides completing his educational career with honours, allowing... Read more of this article

Opinion: Michael Weeks On “The Two Bermudas”

Opinion: Michael Weeks On “The Two Bermudas”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Michael Weeks] A few months ago, I wrote an opinion piece entitled “The Two Bermudas” in which I spoke of the inequality between different segments of our community. Since then it seems as if the divisions between us have grown. In recent weeks, we have witnessed the OBA exhibit behaviors that clearly indicate... Read more of this article

OBA Contradicts PRC Status Grant “Distortions”

OBA Contradicts PRC Status Grant “Distortions”

The debate over the Government’s decision to withdraw the appeal in the PRC status matter continues, with the One Bermuda Alliance contradicting what it said were “distortions” around the issue. The OBA said that any perception that granting status to PRC holders will take jobs from Bermudians is untrue, as PRCs already have full... Read more of this article

$480,000 In Scholarships Awarded To Students

$480,000 In Scholarships Awarded To Students

The Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies [BFIS] recently awarded more than $480,000 in scholarship funding to 15 students, bringing the total amount that the Foundation has given out since it was formed to more than $5 million, all funded by the insurance industry. A spokesperson said, “Over 60 guests attended the Bermuda Foundation For Insurance... Read more of this article

Poll: 57% Support Granting PRC Holders Status

Poll: 57% Support Granting PRC Holders Status

57% support granting status to PRC holders, 33% oppose, and 9% do not know – according to a poll conducted by Global Research & Strategy Group Ltd. The telephone poll was conducted between July 12th and July 19th with a representative sample of 404 registered Bermuda voters, with the poll having a margin of error of +/- 4.9%]. Charts extracted... Read more of this article

Masterworks Camp Honours Dying Boy’s Wish

Masterworks Camp Honours Dying Boy’s Wish

In Foxboro, Massachusetts there is a five-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumour who has one dying wish – to receive birthday cards from all over the world –and young Bermuda students at Masterwork’s summer art camp are helping make that wish a reality. 5 year old Danny Nickerson was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Photos & Videos: People’s Campaign March

Photos & Videos: People’s Campaign March

[Updated] The People’s Campaign and Bermuda Trade Union Congress marched today [July 25] to the Cabinet Office to “let their voices be heard” on the PRC Bermuda status matter. Earlier this week, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said that the Ministry is withdrawing the appeal in the PRC status matter and “the avenue to Bermuda status... Read more of this article

Video: New Hamilton Princess General Manager

Video: New Hamilton Princess General Manager

Recently appointed General Manager of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, Allan Federer, recently took the time to introduce himself to the Bermuda public, sitting down to discuss his vision for the future of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Mr. Federer said, “I’ve just arrived here from Moscow, Russia, where I was running the Ritz-Carlton... Read more of this article

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Bermuda joined some 70 other nations in kicking off the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland yesterday [July 23], with more than 40,000 spectators on-hand to witness the introductions of the teams at the event’s opening ceremony. This year’s iteration of the Commonwealth Games will see 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 different... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Anglers Club Jr Fishing Tournament

Bermuda Anglers Club Jr Fishing Tournament

August 2014 marks the third annual Junior Fishing Tournament run by the Bermuda Anglers Club [BAC], an event open to all boys and girls aged 16 and under. This free tournament includes categories for both fishing from boats and fishing from the shore, with additional categories embracing children of all ages, allowing even the youngest of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

2014 Commonwealth Games Day #1 Results

2014 Commonwealth Games Day #1 Results

The Commonwealth Games got underway in Scotland with several of Bermuda’s top athletes taking part, including Flora Duffy, Tyler Butterfield,  Jonathan Herring, Tucker Murphy,  Nick Kyme, Micah Franklin and Gemma Lightbourne. Flora Duffy finished 8th in the Women’s Triathlon clocking a time of 2:02:18. Following a strong swim, she was... Read more of this article

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Bermuda joined some 70 other nations in kicking off the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland yesterday [July 23], with more than 40,000 spectators on-hand to witness the introductions of the teams at the event’s opening ceremony. This year’s iteration of the Commonwealth Games will see 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 different... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 25 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 25 2014

Today [July 25] saw the close of the BSX’s week finish with 51,700 shares traded on the day, valued at $105,950.00. 50,000 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing at $2.00 per share, even on the day. The other 1,700 shares were traded by KeyTech Ltd, which closed at $3.50 per share, down 6.7% on the day. The BSX finished the... Read more of this article

Premier Expresses Thanks To Bermuda Sun

Premier Expresses Thanks To Bermuda Sun

Responding to news regarding the closure of the Bermuda Sun newspaper, the Premier Michael Dunkley said,”I would like to express my sincere sadness at the news today that the Bermuda Sun will be closing its doors. “In the words of its motto, ‘The Sun’ has been a ‘friend to the community’ for more than 50 years – covering... Read more of this article

Bermudiana Beach Resort Submits Application

Bermudiana Beach Resort Submits Application

The Bermuda Housing Corporation [BHC] has revealed that a planning application has been submitted for the proposed redevelopment of the South Shore development known as ‘The Bermudiana Beach Resort’ [formerly Grand Atlantic]. Plans accompanying the application submitted this week by local architecture firm OBM depict an ocean front resort property... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bon Fire Canceled Due To Inclement Weather

Bon Fire Canceled Due To Inclement Weather

The East End Bon Fire planned by the Future Bermuda Alliance has been canceled due to inclement weather, with a rain date to be announced “as soon as possible.” The bon fire was originally planned to take place at 6.30pm tonight [July 25] at Fort St. Catherine Beach in St. George’s. For more information call 294-3202 or email futurebda@gmail.com. The... Read more of this article

Dr Chapman To Speak At ‘Progress Over Politics’

Dr Chapman To Speak At ‘Progress Over Politics’

Progressive Labour Party [PLP] Leader Marc Bean is inviting members, supporters, and friends to the :green carpet affair entitled “Progress Over Politics.” Featuring guest speaker Dr. David Chapman, the event is set to be held on August 8, 2014 at The Berkeley Institute at 7.30pm. A PLP spokesperson said, “Dr. Chapman is a graduate... Read more of this article

Playlist Partners With Atlanta-Based Studio 27

Playlist Partners With Atlanta-Based Studio 27

PlayList Management [PLM], a local talent management and development company, has joined forces with Studio 27, an Atlanta-based talent/development company. This partnership was created during PLM’s annual Developing Artists Program 2014, which was recently completed in Atlanta. A spokesperson said, “Studio27 Model and Talent, founded by director... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Photographer Wins Lionfish Picture Contest

Photographer Wins Lionfish Picture Contest

The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held on July 19, with the weigh-in taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.” Added to this year’s lionfish tournament was an amateur photography contest that... Read more of this article

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

A local photographer recently captured images of longtails nesting in Bermuda’s cliffs, with the graceful birds spotted at Horseshoe Bay. Speaking previously, President of the Bermuda Audubon Society Andrew Dobson said, “Small numbers of longtails are usually seen in the early part of February, but the majority do not return until March or April.... Read more of this article

Energy Regulatory Reform Is “Top Priority”

Energy Regulatory Reform Is “Top Priority”

In the House of Assembly on Friday [July 18], Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons provided an update on some of the energy-related initiatives that are being undertaken in Bermuda. Dr. Gibbons said, “The top energy related priority for the Ministry of Education and Economic Development is Energy Regulatory Reform.... Read more of this article

CRIME

Men Charged With Keeping Unlicensed Dogs

Men Charged With Keeping Unlicensed Dogs

In Magistrates Court yesterday [July 23], a 42-year-old man faced multiple charges related to keeping and breeding a pitbull without a licence. Following Yusef Outerbridge’s guilty pleas on two charges, Senior Magistrate Archie Warner fined Mr. Outerbridge $500 for each of the two offences. Also appearing in Court, in an unrelated case, was Chuck... Read more of this article

Temporary Closure Of Somerset Police Station

Temporary Closure Of Somerset Police Station

The Bermuda Police Service said they “would like to take this opportunity to inform the public, but more specifically those living in the western end of the island, that the Somerset Police Station will be temporarily closed from Wednesday July 23rd for approximately three weeks in order for a new radio tower to be installed onto the grounds adjoining... Read more of this article

Police Start Inquiry Into BPAC Bank Account

Police Start Inquiry Into BPAC Bank Account

The police have confirmed they have commenced enquiries into the Bermuda Political Action Club [BPAC] account to “determine if any criminal offences have been committed in relation to the financial transactions.” BPAC is the bank account at the center of the “JetGate” affair, with some $350,000 being deposited into the account... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bernews & iClick Giving Away Free iPhone 6

Bernews & iClick Giving Away Free iPhone 6

The iPhone 6, Apple’s latest iteration of their popular smartphone, isn’t due to hit store shelves until the fall, but one lucky island resident will be able to lock theirs down in advance thanks to a giveaway by official Apple reseller iClick Bermuda. It’s easy to win; all you have to do is take a photograph over the Cup Match holiday – it could be a selfie,... Read more of this article

“Bring Your Own Device” Panel Discussion

“Bring Your Own Device” Panel Discussion

KPMG in Bermuda said they support the “joint Bermuda Government, Chamber of Commerce Business Technology Division, and ISACA TechTalk series, also known as “Thought Leadership Thursdays”. A spokesperson said, “The series of panel discussions which are open to the public, aim to stimulate debate around some of the key technology issues organisations in Bermuda... Read more of this article

HRC Announce They Monitor Online Comments

HRC Announce They Monitor Online Comments

“The Commissioners recently flagged concern over the rising tide of anger in our community over the PRC Status debates, and the discriminatory comments being directed at politicians, Bermudians, PRC holders, non-Bermudians and others who commented on the issues,” the Human Rights Commission said. “The Commissioners have most recently been monitoring the... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Single Vehicle Collision On Harbour Road

Single Vehicle Collision On Harbour Road

Around 10:20pm last night [July 24, first responders attended a reported single vehicle collision on Harbour Road in Paget near the junction with Highwood Lane. A police spokesperson said, “It appears that a car was being driven along Harbour Road when it collided with a wall. “The driver, a 48 year old Paget woman, was injured and taken... Read more of this article

Police Identify Two Men Killed In Road Collisions

Police Identify Two Men Killed In Road Collisions

The Bermuda Police Service confirmed the identities of the two men killed in road collisions this weekend as 32 year old Gladwin N’Tiko Smith and 23 year old Meshach Swan. Their deaths marked the 7th and 8th road fatalities for this year. A police spokesperson said, “Mr. Smith died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a roadside... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister Scott Expresses Condolences

Shadow Minister Scott Expresses Condolences

“Bermuda awoke this morning to the sobering news of the deaths of two men who passed away on our roads. On behalf of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to their friends and families,” said Shadow Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott. Mr. Scott was speaking after two men died following two separate... Read more of this article


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