Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

[Still updating as of Tuesday: transportation, school/business openings, power restoration and more] Bermuda is in full recovery mode after being struck by Tropical Storm Fay, and Hurricane Gonzalo in the space of only a few days. There was no loss of life or critical injuries from either storm, however there were widespread power outages and damage... Read more of this article

CableVision Provides Storm Restoration Update

CableVision Provides Storm Restoration Update

Following the damage from Fay and Gonzalo, Bermuda CableVision have now completed the repair to their main distribution plant, and have three larger teams working in the eastern, central and western areas of the Island to bring customers back online. CEO Terry Roberson said, “Bermuda CableVision has been working into the night to restore service... Read more of this article

Logic: “Core Network Remained Operational”

Logic: “Core Network Remained Operational”

Logic Communications Ltd. said that their core network remained operational throughout Hurricane Gonzalo with no loss of service for wired Internet service customers. “Although Logic’s Internet service remains operational, service to customers is dependent on their access provider’s [CableVision or BTC] service and the restoration of power... Read more of this article

Soldier Struck By Car While Directing Traffic

Soldier Struck By Car While Directing Traffic

A 29 year old Bermuda Regiment soldier — who was directing traffic as the road had been reduced to one lane due to debris — was struck by a car yesterday morning in Hamilton parish. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:15am on Monday, October 20th first responders attended a reported collision on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton... Read more of this article

Fitch: Bermuda’s Preparedness, Building Codes

Fitch: Bermuda’s Preparedness, Building Codes

Bermuda’s “extensive hurricane preparedness and strict enforcement of its building codes” helped limit economic losses and loss of life compared with other hurricane-prone nations that are less developed, Fitch Ratings said. The statement from the ratings agency said, “Fitch Ratings expects a limited amount of industry insured... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

[Updated] Dealing with the daunting task of recovering boats that were damaged, sunk or grounded during Hurricane Gonzalo is underway, with marine contractors and boat owners busy working to save the many watercraft that were affected.From the west end to the east end of the island, numerous boats can be spotted at rest on the coastlines with evidence... Read more of this article

Gonzalo Remnants Affect UK, At Least Two Dead

Gonzalo Remnants Affect UK, At Least Two Dead

Two or three people — reports from out of the UK vary — have been killed in the United Kingdom as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo, with a woman killed by a falling tree, while a man died after being crushed a by van when the jack collapsed. The death of a a 63-year-old man who died after his car crashed into a bridge near... Read more of this article

TBi: No Service Outages Following Gonzalo

TBi: No Service Outages Following Gonzalo

While Hurricane Gonzalo affected much of the island’s infrastructure, TBi is reporting that it has experienced no outages, with service on both its internet and voice platforms enjoying 100 percent availability across the island. A spokesperson said, “In the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, TBi is pleased to report having experienced no outages,... Read more of this article

BELCO: 3,429 Without Power, Linemen Arriving

BELCO: 3,429 Without Power, Linemen Arriving

[Updated] According to the latest report by BELCO, as of 9.00am today [Oct 21], approximately 3,429 customers remain without power, down from over 31,000 directly after Hurricane Gonzalo, and linemen from Caribbean electric utility companies will begin arriving today to work alongside BELCO crews. The geographic breakdown of remaining outages includes... Read more of this article

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

“We are happy to report that despite a direct hit by Hurricane Gonzalo, in the initial surveys it does not appear that Nonsuch Island suffered any major damage to it’s Infrastructure or Geology,” the latest update on the Nonsuch website said. They said that the beach and coastal areas suffered far less than during hurricanes Fabian... Read more of this article

“Business As Usual” At The Hamilton Princess

“Business As Usual” At The Hamilton Princess

It is business as usual at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess following Hurricane Gonzalo, with all services and amenities – including the hotel’s new resort pool, Princess Marina and harbour side restaurant – fully operational. The Fairmont Hamilton Princess did not sustain damage as a result of Hurricane Gonzalo. To ensure the safety and security... Read more of this article

Colonial Receives Around 200 Claims So Far

Colonial Receives Around 200 Claims So Far

It could be weeks or even months before the final cost of Hurricane Gonzalo is known as claims continue to come in, according to one of the Island’s leading insurance companies. The Colonial Group opened for business on Saturday morning and since then has seen about 200 claims, mostly for damage to homes. Paul Brierley, Colonial’s Executive Vice... Read more of this article

15 Videos: Pre, During & Post Hurricane Gonzalo

15 Videos: Pre, During & Post Hurricane Gonzalo

[Updated] Although there was damage island-wide and large scale power outages with the majority of the island losing power at one point, Bermuda has weathered the effects of Hurricane Gonzalo, with numerous people working diligently to clear debris and make repairs to get the island back to normal. For all our coverage of Hurricane Gonzalo click here,... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

[Updated] Dealing with the daunting task of recovering boats that were damaged, sunk or grounded during Hurricane Gonzalo is underway, with marine contractors and boat owners busy working to save the many watercraft that were affected.From the west end to the east end of the island, numerous boats can be spotted at rest on the coastlines with evidence... Read more of this article

15 Videos: Pre, During & Post Hurricane Gonzalo

15 Videos: Pre, During & Post Hurricane Gonzalo

[Updated] Although there was damage island-wide and large scale power outages with the majority of the island losing power at one point, Bermuda has weathered the effects of Hurricane Gonzalo, with numerous people working diligently to clear debris and make repairs to get the island back to normal. For all our coverage of Hurricane Gonzalo click here,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Boats During & After Gonzalo

Photos/Video: Boats During & After Gonzalo

While Hurricane Gonzalo caused a damage on land when made a direct hit on us this weekend, its effect was felt very strongly on the water as well, with a number of boats falling victim to the high winds and rough surf. Compilation video of boats during/after the hurricane:For all our coverage of Hurricane Gonzalo click here, for coverage of the impact... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Go Down By 7 Wickets In Warm Up

Bermuda Go Down By 7 Wickets In Warm Up

In their second warm-up match in Dubai, in preparation for the World Cricket League Division 3 Tournament in Malaysia Bermuda went down by 7 wickets to the United Arab Emirates. UAE Won the toss and sent Bermuda to bat, Tre Manders scored 60 runs from 105 balls to lead Bermuda to a total of 252 all out in 49.2 overs. Kamau Leverock added 35, Malachi... Read more of this article

Marion To Bermuda Race Registration Opens

Marion To Bermuda Race Registration Opens

The Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race announced the opening of registration for its 20th anniversary, which will commence on June 19, 2015. Supported by the Beverly Yacht Club of Marion, Massachusetts, the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club of Paget, Bermuda, and the Blue Water Sailing Club of Boston, Massachusetts, the race is open to seaworthy... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup In 12th Year

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup In 12th Year

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup, now in its 12th year, is known around the world as an international championship of junior champions. It runs parallel to the penultimate event on the World Match Racing Tour, the Argo Group Gold Cup. In fact, while the seniors battle it out on Hamilton harbor, the Opti sailors take the... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 21 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 21 2014

Today [Oct 21] saw no shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX closed at 1,378.97, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 1 decline, and 3 remained unchanged. The full report from the BSX is available here [PDF]. Related PostsBermuda Aviation Services Share Repurchase Somers Appoints Charles Jillings As Director LOM [Holdings]... Read more of this article

CableVision Provides Storm Restoration Update

CableVision Provides Storm Restoration Update

Following the damage from Fay and Gonzalo, Bermuda CableVision have now completed the repair to their main distribution plant, and have three larger teams working in the eastern, central and western areas of the Island to bring customers back online. CEO Terry Roberson said, “Bermuda CableVision has been working into the night to restore service... Read more of this article

Logic: “Core Network Remained Operational”

Logic: “Core Network Remained Operational”

Logic Communications Ltd. said that their core network remained operational throughout Hurricane Gonzalo with no loss of service for wired Internet service customers. “Although Logic’s Internet service remains operational, service to customers is dependent on their access provider’s [CableVision or BTC] service and the restoration of power... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Shakespeare Schools Festival Cancelled

Shakespeare Schools Festival Cancelled

The 7th Annual Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival, scheduled to be held at the Earl Cameron Theatre this week is cancelled, as the students had missed too many practice times due to both Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo. A spokesperson said, “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. “We spoke with the teachers... Read more of this article

Delayed Start For BHI Rising Chef Competition

Delayed Start For BHI Rising Chef Competition

Bermuda Hospitality Institute’s annual fundraiser, “Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition” has postponed the start of the event due to unexpected delays caused by Hurricane Gonzalo. Semi-final #1 which was due to take place on Monday 20th October will be held on Monday 27th October and Semi-final #2 which was due to take place on Tuesday... Read more of this article

Halloween Boo Bash To Be Held On Queen St

Halloween Boo Bash To Be Held On Queen St

On Friday, October 31st, Queen Street and Bermudiana Arcade’s retailers and restaurants will be teaming up for the 2nd Annual Boo Bash on Queen Street. From 5:00pm to 7:30pm, they will be providing a safe environment for kids, 12 and under, to trick-or-treat! There will be fun Halloween games, face painting and glitter tattoos while staff from... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

“We are happy to report that despite a direct hit by Hurricane Gonzalo, in the initial surveys it does not appear that Nonsuch Island suffered any major damage to it’s Infrastructure or Geology,” the latest update on the Nonsuch website said. They said that the beach and coastal areas suffered far less than during hurricanes Fabian... Read more of this article

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] remains open following Hurricane Gonzalo’s visit to Bermuda over the weekend, following its midday opening yesterday [Oct 19] as the island worked to repair the damage caused by the storm. A spokesperson said, “The North Rock Tank, Seal Walkway, Local Tails, the Zoo Courtyard, the Natural History... Read more of this article

Hurricane Seminar Postponed By Hurricane

Hurricane Seminar Postponed By Hurricane

In what could be seen as an unfortunate irony, a seminar on hurricanes has been postponed due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo. The RICS Hurricane presentation by visiting academics from Western Ontario and Dr. Mark Guishard from BIOS is postponed from Thursday [Oct 16] until Thursday 6th November. The presentation was due to be on Hurricane... Read more of this article

CRIME

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 2 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 2 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [Oct 18/19] police officers arrested two people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme[STEP] continues. A police spokesperson said, “Officers also arrested two people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.” Related... Read more of this article

Weekend Arrests: 1 For DUI, 4 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 1 For DUI, 4 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [Oct 11/12] police officers arrested one person on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme [STEP] continues. A police spokesperson said, “Officers also arrested four people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.” Related... Read more of this article

Video: High Police Presence, 25 Yr Old Arrested

Video: High Police Presence, 25 Yr Old Arrested

[Updated: Suspect has been arrested] As of 6.45pm this evening [Oct 13] the police have a section of North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish [by Shelly Bay Marketplace] closed to vehicular traffic, which is being diverted through Radnor Road. There are a number of police on scene, and onlookers are also gathering. A police spokesperson said, “Police... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

CableVision Provides Storm Restoration Update

CableVision Provides Storm Restoration Update

Following the damage from Fay and Gonzalo, Bermuda CableVision have now completed the repair to their main distribution plant, and have three larger teams working in the eastern, central and western areas of the Island to bring customers back online. CEO Terry Roberson said, “Bermuda CableVision has been working into the night to restore service to our subscribers... Read more of this article

Logic: “Core Network Remained Operational”

Logic: “Core Network Remained Operational”

Logic Communications Ltd. said that their core network remained operational throughout Hurricane Gonzalo with no loss of service for wired Internet service customers. “Although Logic’s Internet service remains operational, service to customers is dependent on their access provider’s [CableVision or BTC] service and the restoration of power to their homes,”... Read more of this article

TBi: No Service Outages Following Gonzalo

TBi: No Service Outages Following Gonzalo

While Hurricane Gonzalo affected much of the island’s infrastructure, TBi is reporting that it has experienced no outages, with service on both its internet and voice platforms enjoying 100 percent availability across the island. A spokesperson said, “In the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, TBi is pleased to report having experienced no outages, and 100 percent service... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Motorcyclist Injured In Three Vehicle Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Three Vehicle Collision

A 49 year old man was injured and taken to hospital yesterday [Oct 20] after the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a three vehicle collision in Sandys involving a motorcycle and two cars. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6pm on Monday, October 20th first responders attended a reported three vehicle collision at the junction of Mangrove... Read more of this article

Soldier Struck By Car While Directing Traffic

Soldier Struck By Car While Directing Traffic

A 29 year old Bermuda Regiment soldier — who was directing traffic as the road had been reduced to one lane due to debris — was struck by a car yesterday morning in Hamilton parish. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:15am on Monday, October 20th first responders attended a reported collision on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton... Read more of this article

35 Year Old Man Injured In Fall From Ladder

35 Year Old Man Injured In Fall From Ladder

A 35 year old man in stable condition on the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit after falling off a ladder on Saturday afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12 noon on Saturday, October 18th first responders attended a report of a man injured after falling off a ladder outside a Longford Road, Warwick residence. “The victim, believed... Read more of this article


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