UK Press Highlights X Factor Star In Bermuda

UK Press Highlights X Factor Star In Bermuda

The UK press has highlighted the filming of the hit TV show “X Factor” in Bermuda, with numerous articles appearing online today, mostly focusing eon the presence of English star Tulisa Contostavlos. A slew of major websites including MSN UK, MTV UK, Mirror, London Evening Standard, Hello Magazine, Irish Mirror, Daily Mail, Daily Star, and... Read more of this article

Opposition Question Senator’s Job Appointment

Opposition Question Senator’s Job Appointment

Following the announcement that Senator Nalton Brangman has been appointed at Morgan’s Point, the Opposition said they are “shocked” that the Senator will retain his Junior Ministerial portfolio of Tourism & Transport, a role they said “has already, and will, in the future, put him in a position where direct conflicts between... Read more of this article

PLP & Ministry On Ending Regiment Conscription

PLP & Ministry On Ending Regiment Conscription

“Bermudians should not be forced to wait 5 years for the OBA to figure out” how to keep their promise of ending conscription, Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said, while the Ministry said they have “clearly set out the Government’s plan” and are “developing the framework for the required legislation.” Mr.Roban... Read more of this article

Video: Unveiling Of Youth Artwork At Bus Shelter

Video: Unveiling Of Youth Artwork At Bus Shelter

Teen artist Sarai Hines, who recently held a fundraising exhibit in order to help her to procure the funds necessary to further her education, recently supervised a group of young campers as they worked to enliven a local bus shelter. Ms. Hines and her young proteges painted a mural in the bus shelter opposite Francis Patton School; this work of beautifying... Read more of this article

Three Injured In Hamilton Parish Collision

Three Injured In Hamilton Parish Collision

Three people were taken to hospital tonight [Aug 22] after a collision involving a car and two motorcycles occurred at approximately 12.40am on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish near the junction with Coney Island Road. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to the scene and cared for the three injured people until two ambulances attended... Read more of this article

Ministry Releases MidYear Economic Review

Ministry Releases MidYear Economic Review

[Updated with PLP response] Saying it is in “accordance with Government’s commitment to effect ongoing improvements in transparency and it’s reporting on the fiscal and economic affairs of the country,” the Ministry of Finance today [Aug 21] reported on the 2014/15 First Quarter Fiscal Performance and provided a Mid-Year Economic Review... Read more of this article

Morgan’s Point Appoints Senator Brangman

Morgan’s Point Appoints Senator Brangman

Senator Nalton Brangman has been appointed as the Director of Infrastructure and Development of Morgan’s Point Ltd, the company said today. “Due to the accelerated pace that the Morgan’s Point development is experiencing, the team is starting to expand to address the needs of the project,” a statement from the company said. “Senator... Read more of this article

St George’s Visitor Information Centre Upgraded

St George’s Visitor Information Centre Upgraded

The first of three Visitor Information Centre [VIC] upgrades is complete, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] announced today. The BTA said, “The St. George VIC, located on the waters-edge in King’s Square, was the first to be overhauled with technological features, layout enhancements and a fresh coat of bright pink paint to provide a cheerful... Read more of this article

Company Registrations Show “Positive Trend”

Company Registrations Show “Positive Trend”

[Updated with PLP comment] Minister of Education and Economic Development, Dr. Grant Gibbons said that the Registrar of Companies’ data on new company incorporations for the second quarter of 2014 continues to “show a strong positive trend in the number of new company registrations.” The Ministry said, “Results following the close... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 42 Yr Old Bermudian

Police Confirm Death Of 42 Yr Old Bermudian

The police have now confirmed the death of a 42 year old Bermudian in the Dominican Republic, and said the circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the death of a 42 year old Bermudian National in the Dominican Republic. “Circumstances surrounding the death of the... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Man Charged With Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [August 21], a 20-year- old Pembroke man was charged with having unlawful carnal knowledge with a girl aged between 14 and 16. The charges were that on 9th August 2014, in Pembroke Parish, he had unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl aged between 14 and 16; and, on the same date, using ‘What’s App’,... Read more of this article

Caines Brothers Hosting “Back 2 School” Event

Caines Brothers Hosting “Back 2 School” Event

Caines Brothers Productions and 5 Star Barbershop are getting set to host a “Back 2 School” event on September 4 at the St. Paul’s Centennial Hall on Court Street, with free school supplies to be handed out while barbers will be on hand in order to offer free haircuts to boys aged 4-18 as they prepare to head back to school. A post... Read more of this article

Annual Sand Sculpture Competition On Aug 30th

Annual Sand Sculpture Competition On Aug 30th

The Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation announced that the 19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition will take place on August 30 at Horseshoe Bay Beach from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. In preparation for the annual event, this weekend residents and visitors can learn tips, tricks, tools and techniques of sand sculpting. Clinics will be held... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: ABIR President’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Video: ABIR President’s Ice Bucket Challenge

In an effort to raise money towards the research of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS], Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] President Bradley Kading recently joined in on the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge has been sweeping social media over the past month, helping to generate more than $50 million for the cause,... Read more of this article

Video: Unveiling Of Youth Artwork At Bus Shelter

Video: Unveiling Of Youth Artwork At Bus Shelter

Teen artist Sarai Hines, who recently held a fundraising exhibit in order to help her to procure the funds necessary to further her education, recently supervised a group of young campers as they worked to enliven a local bus shelter. Ms. Hines and her young proteges painted a mural in the bus shelter opposite Francis Patton School; this work of beautifying... Read more of this article

Video: “Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate”

Video: “Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate”

Bermudian “Brown Suga” is currently producing a video series dubbed “My Foreign Reality,” which captures her adventures as she travels in the United Kingdom, with the latest installment titled “Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate”. In describing the video, Brown Suga says, “This is my story and journey of healing... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Jonte Smith Scores In Kemi Kings Win

Jonte Smith Scores In Kemi Kings Win

Bermuda’s Jonte Smith and his Kemi Kings teammates visited OLS in round twenty of the Finish Football League. PS Kemi dominated the match from the start to finish emerging winners at 3 – 0. The first goal was scored by Sasa Jovovic in the 48th minute after taking a pass from Thomas Tyystälän, the second goal was scored by Jonte Smith in... Read more of this article

Softball: Commercial Summer League Results

Softball: Commercial Summer League Results

The 2014 Commercial Summer League Softball Season continued at the Michael Preece Softball Diamond at the Bernard Park, with the night seeing another triple header that produced a total of 125 runs. The Ace Corporate team defeated RenRe 25-6, BF&M defeated Team Smokey 31-25 and Validus defeated Amlin 29-9. Related PostsBermuda Winter... Read more of this article

Argo Re Summer Series Triathlon Results

Argo Re Summer Series Triathlon Results

The Argo Re Summer Series resumed at the Clearwater Beach after a two week hiatus due to a combination of Cup Match and bad weather. The rapidly improving Ben Lau was the overall race winner clocking a time of 26.56, closely followed by the leading lady Sharon Alikhani who clocked 27.01. Gerhard Boonstra — a relative newcomer to triathlon, showed... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Video: ABIR President’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Video: ABIR President’s Ice Bucket Challenge

In an effort to raise money towards the research of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS], Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] President Bradley Kading recently joined in on the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge has been sweeping social media over the past month, helping to generate more than $50 million for the cause,... Read more of this article

2 Students Awarded Engineering Scholarships

2 Students Awarded Engineering Scholarships

Ricardo Graham-Ward and Seth Wilson have been revealed as the winners of the Bermuda Association of Professional Engineers [BAPE] Scholarship. The scholarship committee originally narrowed the applicants down from eleven to five, before interviewing and selecting Mr. Graham-Ward and Mr. Wilson as the recipients. Scholarship recipients Ricardo Graham-Ward... Read more of this article

Ministry Releases MidYear Economic Review

Ministry Releases MidYear Economic Review

[Updated with PLP response] Saying it is in “accordance with Government’s commitment to effect ongoing improvements in transparency and it’s reporting on the fiscal and economic affairs of the country,” the Ministry of Finance today [Aug 21] reported on the 2014/15 First Quarter Fiscal Performance and provided a Mid-Year Economic Review... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

UK Press Highlights X Factor Star In Bermuda

UK Press Highlights X Factor Star In Bermuda

The UK press has highlighted the filming of the hit TV show “X Factor” in Bermuda, with numerous articles appearing online today, mostly focusing eon the presence of English star Tulisa Contostavlos. A slew of major websites including MSN UK, MTV UK, Mirror, London Evening Standard, Hello Magazine, Irish Mirror, Daily Mail, Daily Star, and... Read more of this article

Video: Unveiling Of Youth Artwork At Bus Shelter

Video: Unveiling Of Youth Artwork At Bus Shelter

Teen artist Sarai Hines, who recently held a fundraising exhibit in order to help her to procure the funds necessary to further her education, recently supervised a group of young campers as they worked to enliven a local bus shelter. Ms. Hines and her young proteges painted a mural in the bus shelter opposite Francis Patton School; this work of beautifying... Read more of this article

Aug 23: PLP Hosting Back To School Fun Day

Aug 23: PLP Hosting Back To School Fun Day

The PLP will be hosting a Back to School Fun-Day on August 23rd at Victor Scott Primary School from 12 noon to 4 pm. A spokesperson said, “The Progressive Labour Party believes strongly in the value of educating Bermuda’s young people; they are the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow. The summer vacation is almost over and soon it... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

In order to help protect those on the island from the harmful ultraviolet [UV] radiation produced by the sun, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is teaming up with the Bermuda Weather Service and its newly launched UV Index reading in order to promote awareness of the dangers posed by the sun, as well as how to avoid and combat them. The UV Index [UVI]... Read more of this article

Part Of Internal Ceiling Collapses At Aquarium

Part Of Internal Ceiling Collapses At Aquarium

The Department of Conservation Services confirmed that today [Aug 19] a small area of the internal ceiling collapsed in the Aquarium Hall at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ]. Fortunately nobody was injured and there was no damage to the actual exhibit or fish. The area has been made safe and is now cordoned off, photo below.Dr. Ian Walker,... Read more of this article

Offshore Wind Energy Study On Bermuda

Offshore Wind Energy Study On Bermuda

Dr. Grant Gibbons, Minister of Education and Economic Development and Jeanne Atherden, Minister for Health, Seniors and the Environment recently received the final report from the University of California [UCSB] entitled, ‘Offshore Wind Energy in the Context of Multiple Ocean Uses on the Bermuda Platform’. The Offshore Wind Energy Study was undertaken... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Charged With Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Man Charged With Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [August 21], a 20-year- old Pembroke man was charged with having unlawful carnal knowledge with a girl aged between 14 and 16. The charges were that on 9th August 2014, in Pembroke Parish, he had unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl aged between 14 and 16; and, on the same date, using ‘What’s App’,... Read more of this article

29 Yr Old Woman Charged With Wounding Man

29 Yr Old Woman Charged With Wounding Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 20], Aljelita Gibran of Paget parish was charged with unlawfully wounding a man with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. The incident was alleged to have occurred on 15th August 2014, in Hamilton Parish. As the charge is indictable and can only be heard in the Supreme Court, Ms Gibran, 29, did not... Read more of this article

Woman Fined: Pitbulls Without Licence

Woman Fined: Pitbulls Without Licence

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [August 20], Renee Tucker, 23 pleaded guilty to keeping a male and female pitbull and doing so without having a licence. Senior Magistrate Archie Warner fined her $500 on each count for a total fine of $1,000. Prosecutor Loxly Rickett told the Senior Magistrate that dog wardens had received complaints and,... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Photos & Video: TLF Internship Graduation

Photos & Video: TLF Internship Graduation

On Tuesday [Aug 19] the graduates of the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] Internship Programme were celebrated at a ceremony at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. The TLF encourages the further development of Bermudian students interested in Information Communication Technology [ICT] careers. This year six students — Ciera Fox, Colisha Smith, Daniel Walker, Dante Richardson,... Read more of this article

Digicel Offers Free Netflix With Internet Sign Ups

Digicel Offers Free Netflix With Internet Sign Ups

Digicel is giving Bermuda the opportunity to enjoy Netflix for free. The new Netflix offer, that launched Monday, offers customers free Netflix for 6 months with an Internet subscription and 12 months with an Internet and Access subscription, with no contract. Netflix is an on-demand internet streaming media service available at Netflix.com. It features television shows... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Cruise Time-Lapse Departure

Video: Bermuda Cruise Time-Lapse Departure

A time-lapse video recently shared online captures the departure of the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn as it leaves Dockyard and travels out into the Atlantic Ocean. The video begins with a full minute of time-lapse footage that highlights general activity at the wharf, with boats of various sizes coming and going, foot traffic traversing the bridge below, and automobiles... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Three Injured In Hamilton Parish Collision

Three Injured In Hamilton Parish Collision

Three people were taken to hospital tonight [Aug 22] after a collision involving a car and two motorcycles occurred at approximately 12.40am on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish near the junction with Coney Island Road. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to the scene and cared for the three injured people until two ambulances attended... Read more of this article

One Injured In Middle Rd, Southampton Collision

One Injured In Middle Rd, Southampton Collision

At approximately 7:50pm this evening [Aug 21] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Middle Road, Southampton. The Fire Service responded to the incident with one vehicle and four personnel, and Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis stated that “the vehicle was reported to have overturned”. The... Read more of this article

Rider Escapes Injury As Flames Engulf Cycle

Rider Escapes Injury As Flames Engulf Cycle

At approximately 3.38pm on Tuesday [Aug 19] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a cycle fire on South Road near the junction with Middle Road in Paget. The bike was completely destroyed by the fire, and a nearby building also suffered some damage as a result of the blaze. The rider apparently indicated that he stopped the bike... Read more of this article


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