Industrial Accident Victim In Critical Condition

Industrial Accident Victim In Critical Condition

The 48 year old man injured in an industrial accident yesterday [Mar 5] at the Botanical Gardens is listed in critical condition at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, the police confirmed this morning.This morning a police spokesperson said, “At last check the 48 year old male worker injured in an industrial accident Thursday morning at the... Read more of this article

Minister: Families Refuse To Take Seniors Home

Minister: Families Refuse To Take Seniors Home

Speaking today [Mar 6] in the House of Assembly, Minister of Health, Seniors & Environment Jeanne Atherden said she is “distressed” that our “hospital is being used as a residence for seniors” as there is a “growing trend for the families of these elderly Bermudians to refuse to take them back home.” The Minister... Read more of this article

Video: Art Walk Carnival Of Light In St. George’s

Video: Art Walk Carnival Of Light In St. George’s

Art Walk, a self-guided artist experience held in St. George’s, took place on Friday, February 27 from 6.00pm through 10.00pm, with the event showcasing interactive street art, unique retailers, lively entertainment, and more.The website for the event said the participating artists included Taylor Rankin, Dem Biez, Quinn Outerbridge, Rockfire, 1... Read more of this article

Recycling Facility “Will Not Close At This Time”

Recycling Facility “Will Not Close At This Time”

“The Ministry can advise the public that the facility will not close at this time and a more thorough review of our recycling operations will be undertaken,” Minister for Public Works Craig Cannonier said this evening [Mar 5], adding that the public “should continue to put their recyclables out for collection.” This follows after... Read more of this article

Causeway Mabey Bridges Temporary Closure

Causeway Mabey Bridges Temporary Closure

The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public that a temporary lane closure will take place on the two Mabey Bridges situated at the eastern end of the Causeway on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 6.30am until 11.30am. A spokesperson said, “The purpose of the lane closure is to enable Ministry of Public Works personnel to replace and tighten several... Read more of this article

Photos: East, West Ambulance Service Launched

Photos: East, West Ambulance Service Launched

[Updated with video] Earlier today [Mar 5], the official launch of the East and West Ambulance Service was held at Clearwater Fire Station in the east end, with the Health Minister saying it “essentially changes the dynamics of how we respond to emergencies at either end of the island. ” Premier Michael Dunkley said, “Bermuda is fortunate... Read more of this article

Robinson’s Marina Service Station Closed Down

Robinson’s Marina Service Station Closed Down

Robinson’s Marina service station at Somerset Bridge has been closed with immediate effect, and RUBiS said they “cannot confirm when the station will re-open.” David Rose, Managing Director of RUBiS Energy Bermuda announced that “RUBiS Energy Bermuda would like the motoring and marine public to be aware of the sudden and unexpected closure... Read more of this article

New ‘Hydro-Bike’ Rental Business To Launch

New ‘Hydro-Bike’ Rental Business To Launch

Two Bermudian entrepreneurs are set to launch a new hydro-bike tourism business, and have been helped by an interest-free loan from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Entrepreneurs Iesha Castle, 30, and Aaron Williams, 34, expect ten hydro-bikes to arrive in Bermuda this month. The next step will be the public launch of their company Funworx Bermuda which... Read more of this article

Miss Bermuda To Speak: College Spring Lecture

Miss Bermuda To Speak: College Spring Lecture

Bermuda College’s Spring Lecture 2015 will feature international fashion model and reigning Miss Bermuda Lillian Lightbourn, who will speak on the theme “Models: Influencers or the Influenced” on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre.“Described as a model on a mission, Lillian is passionate about the... Read more of this article

All Buses, But One, To Run As Normal Tomorrow

All Buses, But One, To Run As Normal Tomorrow

Following days of multiple bus runs being cancelled, the Department of Public Transportation advised that the only bus run that will be cancelled tomorrow [March 6] is route 10 at 7:15am from St. George’s to Hamilton, with all other buses set to run on the normal schedule. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation would... Read more of this article

BPTSA On Proposed School Consolidations

BPTSA On Proposed School Consolidations

“We are determined to ensure that changes are thoughtfully planned and are based upon sound intentions, appropriate research and reliable data,” the Bermuda Parents Teachers Students Association [BPTSA] said. Minister of Education Wayne Scott said that the Ministry of Education faces a 5% budget reduction which coupled with a decline in... Read more of this article

Man Injured In Industrial Accident In Paget

Man Injured In Industrial Accident In Paget

[Updated with video] A 48 year old man is being treated at KEMH for what the police said were “unspecified injuries” after he became trapped under a piece of heavy machinery at the Botanical Gardens this morning.A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:05am on Thursday, March 5th Police and first responders attended an industrial accident... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Art Walk Carnival Of Light In St. George’s

Video: Art Walk Carnival Of Light In St. George’s

Art Walk, a self-guided artist experience held in St. George’s, took place on Friday, February 27 from 6.00pm through 10.00pm, with the event showcasing interactive street art, unique retailers, lively entertainment, and more.The website for the event said the participating artists included Taylor Rankin, Dem Biez, Quinn Outerbridge, Rockfire, 1... Read more of this article

2 Hour Video: PLP Town Hall On Budget Reply

2 Hour Video: PLP Town Hall On Budget Reply

Shadow Finance Minister David Burt delivered the Opposition’s Reply to the Budget last week in the House of Assembly and on Tuesday night [March 3], he hosted a Town Hall Meeting at T.N. Tatem Middle School in Warwick where the Shadow Minister spoke of the PLP’s vision for Bermuda’s economic future.In his Reply to the Budget, Mr. Burt said,... Read more of this article

Video: Chef Showcases Bermuda Cooking In US

Video: Chef Showcases Bermuda Cooking In US

The Freddie Mae Leverston Leadership Foundation [FMLLF] in Illinois recently held an event featuring Bermuda’s Fred Ming, with the chef hosting a cooking presentation dubbed ‘Chef’N It Up Bermudian Style.’ A renowned chef, Mr. Ming is also an instructor and author, a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE]... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Triple Challenge Is One Week Away

Bermuda Triple Challenge Is One Week Away

A week to go and the Bermuda Triple Challenge is ramping up. Now in its fourth year, many are already familiar with the obstacle course charity weekend, where the obstacles and routes are largely unknown to participants beforehand. Co-organizers Jason Correia and Dr. Reid Robinson explain, “We have had tremendous support from our corporate sponsors... Read more of this article

Bermuda Rugby Squad Set For Saturday Match

Bermuda Rugby Squad Set For Saturday Match

The 2015 NACRA Caribbean Men’s 15-a-Side Rugby Championships will see a match played tomorrow [Mar 7] between Bermuda and Turks and Caicos at the National Stadium North Field, while the home team “hope to see a lot of supporters next to the field.” Gates will open at 12.00pm, with the day starting off with youth and women’s matches... Read more of this article

BCB Easter Cricket Camp Registration Now Open

BCB Easter Cricket Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] Easter Cricket Camp for girls and boys aged 7-13 during the Easter break from March 30 to April 7, 2015. The BCB is offering this camp at a rate of $150 for the duration. The BCB Easter Cricket Clinic is based at the Berkeley School gym and field and will run from 8.30am through 5.30pm each... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

New Residential Valuation List Being Prepared

New Residential Valuation List Being Prepared

The Land Valuation Department said they “would like to advise the public that under the provisions of the Land Valuation and Tax Act 1967, a new Valuation List is required to be prepared to take account of changes in rental levels throughout the Island since the current Valuation List was last prepared on 31st December 2009.” “The... Read more of this article

Startup Weekend Set To Get Underway Today

Startup Weekend Set To Get Underway Today

[Written by BEDC Chairman Nick Kempe] Sometimes it is frustrating when I hear people say that not enough is done to promote and support entrepreneurship in Bermuda. I have seen first-hand just how enthusiastically the team at the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] and its partners work to foster an environment conducive to business creation... Read more of this article

Feedback Invited On National Electricity Policy

Feedback Invited On National Electricity Policy

The Department of Energy is inviting public commentary on their consultation document, “The National Electricity Sector Policy for Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “It can be found online or in hard copy from the Department of Energy office at Corner House, 4th floor, 20 Parliament Street. The Government will this year consider new rules to... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

The ‘Second Last Supper’ Set For Late March

The ‘Second Last Supper’ Set For Late March

With an all star cast of over 30 members, a live band, a dramatic opening and more, Dale Butler [pictured left] is set to release his third play, directed by Rotimi Martins, entitled ‘The Second Last Supper.’ The play will be staged on March 26, 27, and 28 at St. Paul A.M.E. Centennial Hall. In writing the play about The Last Supper, which... Read more of this article

Image Entertainment To Present ‘Bermuda Roar’

Image Entertainment To Present ‘Bermuda Roar’

Image Entertainment is getting set to present Bermuda Roar on March 13, 2015, a comedy show featuring comics Jonathan Young, Nadanja, Gina Love, Jah, Eddie G, Gavin Carter, Gene Steede, and Bootsie. The event will take place at 8.30pm at the City Hall Theatre. Early bird pricing is $30 per ticket until March 7, with the regular admission fee of $40... Read more of this article

Miss Bermuda To Speak: College Spring Lecture

Miss Bermuda To Speak: College Spring Lecture

Bermuda College’s Spring Lecture 2015 will feature international fashion model and reigning Miss Bermuda Lillian Lightbourn, who will speak on the theme “Models: Influencers or the Influenced” on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre.“Described as a model on a mission, Lillian is passionate about the... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Closing Recycling Centre Is “Step Backwards”

Closing Recycling Centre Is “Step Backwards”

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It is extremely distressing to hear that the Government has decided to close the recycling centre for at least a year. While it is understandable that we continue to be looking at ways to improve efficiencies, closing the recycling centre is absolutely the wrong way to do this. It sends a very worrying message... Read more of this article

Minister Confirms Recycling Plant ‘Suspension’

Minister Confirms Recycling Plant ‘Suspension’

Citing the need to create cost savings, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier this evening [Mar 4] confirmed the “suspension of operations” at the MRF Recycling Plant in Hamilton Parish. According to a Government document [PDF] the Material Recovery Facility [MRF, aka the recycling centre] is where recyclables are sent for processing... Read more of this article

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

The “Cahow Cam” is back and staff at the Department of Conservation Services have just witnessed the hatching of a Cahow chick at 1:45pm today [Mar 4] on Nonsuch Island, and anyone who wants to watch the camera live can do so here or here. Eight new pairs laid their first eggs this January, bringing the breeding population of the Cahow up to a new... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Man Denies Shooting & Firearm Charges

Court: Man Denies Shooting & Firearm Charges

Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session today [March 2], Princeton Shantoine Burrows, 24, pleaded not guilty to multiple counts related to the shooting outside of Somerset Cricket Club last year that saw four men injured. The charges alleged that on 11 November 2014, Burrows had unlawfully attempted to cause grievous bodily by... Read more of this article

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Teen

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Teen

Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session today [March 2], Kiahna Trott-Edwards, 32, pleaded not guilty to the murder of 16-year-old Shijuan Mungal on 8th September 2014. Justice Carlyle Greaves extended her bail, and set a trial date in August 2015. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific rules about commenting on court... Read more of this article

Woman Denies Stealing Codfish & Dryer Sheets

Woman Denies Stealing Codfish & Dryer Sheets

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 26], a 56-year-old woman denied stealing items including dryer sheets and codfish. Ms Marion Minors pleaded not guilty to stealing a packet of Bounce dryer sheets, codfish, and tilapia fish from a Marketplace store in December 2013. The charge stated that the goods were valued at $27.79. Magistrate Khamisi... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For February

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For February

[Written by Don Burgess] Maybe all the excitement from the Cricket World Cup has helped, but the Bermuda Cricket Board gained several hundred followers this month. It is the first time the Cricket Board has appeared in the Bermuda Top 50 Twitter List. Rejoining the Top 50 List is Digicel, who moves in at #47. They replace triathlete Flora Duffy and entertainer Joanne Ball-Burgess... Read more of this article

Government Website To Undergo Maintenence

Government Website To Undergo Maintenence

The government website at gov.bm is expected to experience disruptions as it undergoes scheduled maintenance, beginning tomorrow [Mar 6] and continuing through Sunday [Mar 8]. A government spokesperson said, “The Department of E-Government is advising the public that the Government website [www.gov.bm] will be undergoing scheduled maintenance commencing at 9.00am... Read more of this article

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

The “Cahow Cam” is back and staff at the Department of Conservation Services have just witnessed the hatching of a Cahow chick at 1:45pm today [Mar 4] on Nonsuch Island, and anyone who wants to watch the camera live can do so here or here. Eight new pairs laid their first eggs this January, bringing the breeding population of the Cahow up to a new record high number... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Industrial Accident Victim In Critical Condition

Industrial Accident Victim In Critical Condition

The 48 year old man injured in an industrial accident yesterday [Mar 5] at the Botanical Gardens is listed in critical condition at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, the police confirmed this morning.This morning a police spokesperson said, “At last check the 48 year old male worker injured in an industrial accident Thursday morning at the... Read more of this article

Man Injured In Industrial Accident In Paget

Man Injured In Industrial Accident In Paget

[Updated with video] A 48 year old man is being treated at KEMH for what the police said were “unspecified injuries” after he became trapped under a piece of heavy machinery at the Botanical Gardens this morning.A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:05am on Thursday, March 5th Police and first responders attended an industrial accident... Read more of this article

Man Injured In St. George’s Motorcycle Collision

Man Injured In St. George’s Motorcycle Collision

[Updated] Emergency service personnel responded to a collision at approximately 6.00pm today [March 4] on Mullet Bay Road near the junction with Wellington Slip Road.Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service EMTs tended to an injured man at the collision which involved at least one motorcycle seen damaged at the location. Bystanders described two men being... Read more of this article


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