29 Year Old Woman Remanded Into Custody

29 Year Old Woman Remanded Into Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Dec 19], a 29-year-old woman faced charges of handling $9,387 knowing the funds to be the proceeds of crime. Aided by an interpreter, Ms Eliana Medina — who is a Colombian national who was said to reside in Miami, Florida — was charged with handling $9,387 knowing the funds to be the proceeds of crime... Read more of this article

Premier: Sun Life’s Plan A “Confidence Boost”

Premier: Sun Life’s Plan A “Confidence Boost”

Premier Michael Dunkley said he welcomed the news from Sun Life that it intends to expand jobs in Bermuda over the next few years, saying it has shown “incredible foresight”, and is a “confidence boost for Bermuda’s economy and workforce.” Sun Life Financial International announced plans to “accelerate expansion in its Bermuda operation”,... Read more of this article

Nagma Walker Named “Hotelier Of The Year”

Nagma Walker Named “Hotelier Of The Year”

The Bermuda Hotel Association announced that Mrs. Nagma Walker, General Manager of the Reefs Hotel in Southampton, has been named as the 2013 Hotelier of the Year. Mrs. Walker was honored by her colleagues at the recent Annual Bermuda Hotel Association luncheon which took place on Thursday, 11th December 2014 at the Beau Rivage Restaurant, Newstead... Read more of this article

Man Admits Possessing Over $20K Of Cannabis

Man Admits Possessing Over $20K Of Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Dec 19], a 41-year-old man pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis which the court heard had a street value of over $20,000. Devonshire resident Ijah Richardson pleaded guilty to possessing 423 grams of cannabis said to have a street value of $21,150, with the Court also hearing he was in possession of scissors,... Read more of this article

Woman Charged With Trespass & $41,000 Theft

Woman Charged With Trespass & $41,000 Theft

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Dec 19], 55-year-old woman denied trespassing and stealing over $40,00 worth of jewellery. Ms Carla Hunte pleaded not guilty to a change that on a date unknown between 23 August and 31 October 2014, she trespassed in a residence and stole jewellery valued at $41,560. She also pleaded not guilty to handling... Read more of this article

Opinion: Premier On OBA’s Two Years In Office

Opinion: Premier On OBA’s Two Years In Office

[Opinion column written by Premier Michael Dunkley] Greetings Bermuda! It has now been two years since the One Bermuda Alliance was elected to office. Our goal from Day One has been to get Bermuda moving forward again –growing jobs and opportunities, restoring financial stability and making the Island work better for one and all. We were elected,... Read more of this article

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

A recently aired National Geographic special — that was partially filmed in Bermuda — aims to more deeply explore the ominous reputation of the Bermuda Triangle by virtually draining the waters surrounding Bermuda in order to learn more about the landscape beneath the legendary waters. The makers of the special, titled “Drain the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: Police Donate Hampers To Local Charities

Video: Police Donate Hampers To Local Charities

[Updated with video] During this Christmas Season the Bermuda Police Service – Community Action Teams developed an initiative entitled “Be a Part of a Miracle” with an aim is to assist families during the Christmas season that are experiencing challenging circumstances. A spokesperson said, “This initiative was done in partnership with the... Read more of this article

Police Service Impacted By Spam Email Issue

Police Service Impacted By Spam Email Issue

The police said they have been impacted by a spam e-mail message, and have advised the public that if you receive the email, do not open the attachment and delete as soon as possible. The emails are being sent out from a number of email addresses that end in bps.bm and appear to belong to police officers. Bernews has received a few of these emails today,... Read more of this article

Pregnant Woman Denies Importing Cannabis

Pregnant Woman Denies Importing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Dec 18], a 40-year-old woman denied importing cannabis, and was granted $10,000 bail. Ms Valisa Holder, who told the Court she was pregnant and due in March 2015, pleaded not guilty to importing and possessing, with intent to supply, cannabis in St George’s in September 2014. The Prosecutor told the Magistrate... Read more of this article

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing Whisky

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing Whisky

In Magistrates Court today [Dec 18], 55-year-old Glen Patrick Richardson pleaded not guilty to stealing whisky from Lindo’s supermarket on October 10, 2014. The item stolen is alleged to have been a litre of Dewar’s While Label Scotch whisky and is said to be valued at $35.20. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set trial for February 2015 and granted... Read more of this article

Videos: Chris Famous Interviews Rev. Tweed

Videos: Chris Famous Interviews Rev. Tweed

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Roughly two years ago a plane landed at L.F. Wade Airport and off stepped some passengers. Walking up to the Customs and Immigration desk line was a man of Bermudian heritage. He presented his documents and then collected his baggage. Little did he know not only had he picked up his own baggage, but he was soon... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

A recently aired National Geographic special — that was partially filmed in Bermuda — aims to more deeply explore the ominous reputation of the Bermuda Triangle by virtually draining the waters surrounding Bermuda in order to learn more about the landscape beneath the legendary waters. The makers of the special, titled “Drain the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: Police Donate Hampers To Local Charities

Video: Police Donate Hampers To Local Charities

[Updated with video] During this Christmas Season the Bermuda Police Service – Community Action Teams developed an initiative entitled “Be a Part of a Miracle” with an aim is to assist families during the Christmas season that are experiencing challenging circumstances. A spokesperson said, “This initiative was done in partnership with the... Read more of this article

Video: Sun Life To “Accelerate Expansion”

Video: Sun Life To “Accelerate Expansion”

[Updated with video + information about expansion plans which they said involve approximately 30 new jobs] Sun Life Financial International today [Dec 18] announced plans to “accelerate expansion in its Bermuda operation” saying that “plans are in place to hire additional employees in Bermuda.” “The Bermuda office has... Read more of this article

SPORTS

BEF Welcome Home Show Overall Results

BEF Welcome Home Show Overall Results

The overall winners of the two-day Bermuda Equestrian Federation Welcome Home Show at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street have now been revealed. The Overall Jumper Results saw the Lobster Pot team of Kayla Bardgett, Kelby Lusher and Kirista Rabain finish 1st with 12 Faults. Finishing in second was the K and N Supplies 2 team of Samantha... Read more of this article

Darts: Christmas Turkey Shoot, League Results

Darts: Christmas Turkey Shoot, League Results

The annual Christmas Turkey Shoot Fun Night was held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at The Docksider Pub and Restaurant on Front Street, bringing darts enthusiasts together for holiday-themed competition. Part of the National Ranking Points System for Bermuda, the event saw nearly 20 players turn out for the seasonal fun. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda... Read more of this article

Second Spring Seniors Bowling League Results

Second Spring Seniors Bowling League Results

In Second Spring Bowling League action at the Warwick Lanes saw the Last Pin defeat Go Get It 4 – 0, the Pinsplitters defeated the Blue Angels 4 – 0. The Tigers went down 3 – 1 to the Last Minutes, Old ‘N Kickin went down 3 – 1 to the Drifters and the New Comers defeated the Islanders 3 – 1. Men’s Handicap Game: Bubba Daniels 238 Richard... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Aspen Re Renews Silverton Re For 2015

Aspen Re Renews Silverton Re For 2015

Aspen Reinsurance, the reinsurance segment of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, announced that its Aspen Capital Markets division has renewed Silverton Re for 2015. Silverton Re is a Bermuda-domiciled special purpose insurer which was established in December 2013 to provide additional collateralized capacity to support Aspen Re’s global reinsurance... Read more of this article

Premier: Sun Life’s Plan A “Confidence Boost”

Premier: Sun Life’s Plan A “Confidence Boost”

Premier Michael Dunkley said he welcomed the news from Sun Life that it intends to expand jobs in Bermuda over the next few years, saying it has shown “incredible foresight”, and is a “confidence boost for Bermuda’s economy and workforce.” Sun Life Financial International announced plans to “accelerate expansion in its Bermuda operation”,... Read more of this article

Nagma Walker Named “Hotelier Of The Year”

Nagma Walker Named “Hotelier Of The Year”

The Bermuda Hotel Association announced that Mrs. Nagma Walker, General Manager of the Reefs Hotel in Southampton, has been named as the 2013 Hotelier of the Year. Mrs. Walker was honored by her colleagues at the recent Annual Bermuda Hotel Association luncheon which took place on Thursday, 11th December 2014 at the Beau Rivage Restaurant, Newstead... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Unique Bermuda Art On Gloss Decorator Tiles

Unique Bermuda Art On Gloss Decorator Tiles

If you’re still looking for Christmas gifts with a truly Bermudian feel – such as a little Bermuda onion, a sleeping Gombey, a juvenile humpback whale, or even a green moray eel – the art portfolio of author and illustrator Joan K. Aspinall has you covered. Ms. Aspinall has taken images from her books and turned them into high gloss... Read more of this article

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

A recently aired National Geographic special — that was partially filmed in Bermuda — aims to more deeply explore the ominous reputation of the Bermuda Triangle by virtually draining the waters surrounding Bermuda in order to learn more about the landscape beneath the legendary waters. The makers of the special, titled “Drain the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Christingle To Be Held In Pembroke On Dec 20

Christingle To Be Held In Pembroke On Dec 20

Christingle, a Christmas celebration, is set to be held on Saturday, December 20, with free food and activities for the family. The event will begin at 3.00pm, with the celebration itself to start at 4.00pm. The festivities will be held at St Johns Anglican Church in Pembroke. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite nativity character.... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

KBB Launch “50 For 50″ Fundraising Campaign

KBB Launch “50 For 50″ Fundraising Campaign

As Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] reaches the milestone of their 50th year, they are launching an appeal through social media with the aim of increasing awareness. A spokesperson said, “Keep Bermuda Beautiful has been ‘talking trash’ for 50 years. Generations have grown up with KBB cleanups, and as a result, respect our Island home and do not... Read more of this article

2014 Reef Watch Report Presented To Minister

2014 Reef Watch Report Presented To Minister

The 2014 Reef Watch Report was formally presented by the BZS to Minister for Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden and the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kevin Monkman, today [Dec 17]. The report is a culmination of the data collected during Reef Watch 2014, which was held on Saturday, June 28, and supported by lead sponsor, Hiscox. During... Read more of this article

BEST: Pink Beach “Reneged” On Assurance

BEST: Pink Beach “Reneged” On Assurance

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they “welcome the efforts being made to re-enliven tourism in Bermuda and recognizes that this will entail new development. In March 2014 BEST issued a press release about the proposed redevelopment of the Pink Beach site.” BEST said, “At that time we took an optimistic... Read more of this article

CRIME

28 Yr Old Man Charged With Wounding His Wife

28 Yr Old Man Charged With Wounding His Wife

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Dec 19], a 28-year-old man was charged with wounding his wife. David Hill had previously appeared in Court yesterday, before Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo where he pleaded guilty to an old charge of speeding. The Magistrate fined him $400. After a short pause, Mr Hill said, “I ain’t gon’ pay it. I’ll... Read more of this article

29 Year Old Woman Remanded Into Custody

29 Year Old Woman Remanded Into Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Dec 19], a 29-year-old woman faced charges of handling $9,387 knowing the funds to be the proceeds of crime. Aided by an interpreter, Ms Eliana Medina — who is a Colombian national who was said to reside in Miami, Florida — was charged with handling $9,387 knowing the funds to be the proceeds of crime... Read more of this article

Man Admits Possessing Over $20K Of Cannabis

Man Admits Possessing Over $20K Of Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Dec 19], a 41-year-old man pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis which the court heard had a street value of over $20,000. Devonshire resident Ijah Richardson pleaded guilty to possessing 423 grams of cannabis said to have a street value of $21,150, with the Court also hearing he was in possession of scissors,... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

A recently aired National Geographic special — that was partially filmed in Bermuda — aims to more deeply explore the ominous reputation of the Bermuda Triangle by virtually draining the waters surrounding Bermuda in order to learn more about the landscape beneath the legendary waters. The makers of the special, titled “Drain the Bermuda Triangle,”... Read more of this article

Police Service Impacted By Spam Email Issue

Police Service Impacted By Spam Email Issue

The police said they have been impacted by a spam e-mail message, and have advised the public that if you receive the email, do not open the attachment and delete as soon as possible. The emails are being sent out from a number of email addresses that end in bps.bm and appear to belong to police officers. Bernews has received a few of these emails today, a screenshot [officer's... Read more of this article

Hamilton Re CEO On 21st Century Cyber Risks

Hamilton Re CEO On 21st Century Cyber Risks

Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Re, Kathleen Reardon, outlined issues facing the re/insurance sector in a speech delivered at the Bermuda Insurance Institute’s [BII] annual Christmas luncheon this week. Mrs. Reardon listed the influx of alternative capital, new catastrophic risks such as cyber attacks and continued low interest rates as some of dynamics forcing change... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Collision Involving Car & Taxi In Hamilton Parish

Collision Involving Car & Taxi In Hamilton Parish

A 55-year-old taxi driver was taken to hospital for treatment of neck and back pain after his taxi collided with a car on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:15am on Monday, December 15th first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish... Read more of this article

Oil Spill In Knapton Hill Area This Morning

Oil Spill In Knapton Hill Area This Morning

The police are advising motorists to “use extra caution” in the Knapton Hill, Smith’s parish area this morning [Dec 12] due to a reported oil spill. At 7.30am, a police spokesperson said, “Motorists are advised to use extra caution driving and riding in the Knapton Hill, Smith’s parish area this morning due to a reported... Read more of this article

Auxiliary Cycle Rider Hospitalized After Collision

Auxiliary Cycle Rider Hospitalized After Collision

[Updated] Shortly before 7pm tonight [Dec 11], emergency services responded to North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish where an auxiliary cycle rider was injured after being involved in a collision with a car.Bermuda Fire and Rescue personnel tended to the injured rider while police went about investigating the accident scene and directing traffic which... Read more of this article


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