Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

“This is an exciting time of year and the uniqueness of our Bermudian culture is wonderful to witness and is exemplified in the scene here at Somerset Cricket Club,” said Premier Michael Dunkley this evening [July 29] “The celebrations we call Cup Match have important historical significance. In one weekend we mark two critical chapters... Read more of this article

UK: We Have “Full Confidence” In The Governor

UK: We Have “Full Confidence” In The Governor

UK Minister for Overseas Territories Mark Simmonds has rejected a call from the Opposition that Governor George Fergusson be recalled, saying, “I have full confidence in the Governor and do not intend to recall him.” Background On July 4th the House of Assembly passed a Motion which proposed the Governor appoint a Commission of Inquiry into... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Morgan’s Point Progress

Minister Updates On Morgan’s Point Progress

The remediation of parcels A and B at Morgan’s Point has been completed and that those areas of the site are ready to be handed over to the developers, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said this afternoon [July 29]. The Minister said, “You will be aware that the Government, in 2011, passed the Morgan’s Point Act, which was... Read more of this article

Marine Police Assist Swimmer In Distress

Marine Police Assist Swimmer In Distress

Around 1.20pm on Monday [July 28], police officers including Marine Unit officers were dispatched to a reported male swimmer in distress in the waters of Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton parish. A police spokesperson said, “On arrival it appears that the 31 year old Hamilton parish man involved was located along the shoreline of an islet conscious and... Read more of this article

Bernews & iClick iPhone 6 Giveaway Kicks Off

Bernews & iClick iPhone 6 Giveaway Kicks Off

Having a great time during the Cup Match holiday and setting yourself up for a fantastic prize has never been easier, with official Apple reseller iClick Bermuda set to give away one of the very first Apple iPhone 6 smartphones to hit the market this fall. The promotion and giveaway is ongoing, with everyone on the island invited to submit their Cup... Read more of this article

BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has stated that they are “disappointed to hear that the Corporation of Hamilton [CoH] is moving ahead with its plan to remove mature trees and will attempt to transplant them twice, as part of a plan to widen the passageway on eastern Ewing Street in Hamilton.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Walton Brown Reiterates PLP Position On PRCs

Walton Brown Reiterates PLP Position On PRCs

The PLP’s “position on the issue of PRCs and Bermuda status has been clear and consistent but in light of recent distortions of it a re-statement is necessary,” Shadow Minister for Immigration Walton Brown said. Mr. Brown said, “We call for a suspension of the discretionary grant of Bermuda status under Section 20B of the Bermuda... Read more of this article

New TV Channel Launched To Showcase Jobs

New TV Channel Launched To Showcase Jobs

The Department of Workforce Development and Bermuda Cablevision have revealed they are partnering to provide a television channel dedicated to showcasing available jobs in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “By simply going to Channel 87, job-seekers can view a scrolling display of all of the open jobs from the Bermuda Job Board on a dedicated television... Read more of this article

Bermuda Poetry Showcased On BBC Scotland

Bermuda Poetry Showcased On BBC Scotland

In honour of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland, poets from throughout the Commonwealth were invited by the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] to submit poetry in order to represent their country or territory, with Bermuda’s Kim Dismont-Robinson representing the island. Each of the contributing poets was... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Premier’s Cup Match Reception

Photos & Video: Premier’s Cup Match Reception

Premier Michael Dunkley took the time to welcome the 2014 Cup Match teams at Camden yesterday [July 28], ahead of the upcoming Cup Match Cricket Classic. The Somerset Cricket Club 2014 Cup Match team will include Jekon Edness [Captain], Malachi Jones [Vice-Captain], Tre Manders, Deunte Darrell [Recalled], Janeiro Tucker, Jordan DeSilva [Recalled], Terryn... Read more of this article

Minister Comments: CURB’s Charitable Status

Minister Comments: CURB’s Charitable Status

Saying that “recent public comments have been made questioning why CURB’s recent application to renew their charitable status was not approved by the Charity Commissioners,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said the charitable status of CURB has been deferred, following the organization’s application for re-registration on June 13, 2014. CURB’s... Read more of this article

KeyTech To Sell 100% Of Interest In BTC

KeyTech To Sell 100% Of Interest In BTC

The KeyTech Group of Companies announced that it is entering into an agreement for its subsidiary, WestTel Limited, doing business as Logic in the Cayman Islands [Cayman] to acquire British Overseas Territory Cable & Telecommunications, Ltd. [BOTCAT], a company incorporated in Cayman. In addition, the company will have a controlling interest in... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

“This is an exciting time of year and the uniqueness of our Bermudian culture is wonderful to witness and is exemplified in the scene here at Somerset Cricket Club,” said Premier Michael Dunkley this evening [July 29] “The celebrations we call Cup Match have important historical significance. In one weekend we mark two critical chapters... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Premier’s Cup Match Reception

Photos & Video: Premier’s Cup Match Reception

Premier Michael Dunkley took the time to welcome the 2014 Cup Match teams at Camden yesterday [July 28], ahead of the upcoming Cup Match Cricket Classic. The Somerset Cricket Club 2014 Cup Match team will include Jekon Edness [Captain], Malachi Jones [Vice-Captain], Tre Manders, Deunte Darrell [Recalled], Janeiro Tucker, Jordan DeSilva [Recalled], Terryn... 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

SPORTS

10 Footballers Complete Excellence Programme

10 Footballers Complete Excellence Programme

During the HSBC Pro Soccer Clinic, held from July 7th to 11th, ten young footballers participating in the Clinic’s, ‘Bridge to Success Programme’ who demonstrated leadership skills and positive attitudes were selected by the coaches to also participate in the ‘HSBC School of Excellence Programme’. The ‘HSBC School of Excellence Programme’,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Premier’s Cup Match Reception

Photos & Video: Premier’s Cup Match Reception

Premier Michael Dunkley took the time to welcome the 2014 Cup Match teams at Camden yesterday [July 28], ahead of the upcoming Cup Match Cricket Classic. The Somerset Cricket Club 2014 Cup Match team will include Jekon Edness [Captain], Malachi Jones [Vice-Captain], Tre Manders, Deunte Darrell [Recalled], Janeiro Tucker, Jordan DeSilva [Recalled], Terryn... Read more of this article

Fun Golf Open Competition Set For August 23

Fun Golf Open Competition Set For August 23

The second annual Fun Golf Open Competition is set to be held on August 23, 2014, bringing together golf enthusiasts for a barbecue, drinks, prizes, and a boat cruise to complete the day.. Prizes will be available for the best teams, worst teams, and any player that manages to score a hole-in-one. A spokesperson said, “Get your team of four together... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 29 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 29 2014

Today [July 29] saw a volume of 30,645 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $87,830.35 BD. 21,000 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing at an even $1.99 per share. Another 700 shares were traded by Somers Limited, closing up 0.1% at $14.50 per share. The final 8,945 shares were traded by Keytech Ltd, closing at... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Morgan’s Point Progress

Minister Updates On Morgan’s Point Progress

The remediation of parcels A and B at Morgan’s Point has been completed and that those areas of the site are ready to be handed over to the developers, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said this afternoon [July 29]. The Minister said, “You will be aware that the Government, in 2011, passed the Morgan’s Point Act, which was... Read more of this article

Butterfield Bank 2014 Q2 Net Income: $27.5M

Butterfield Bank 2014 Q2 Net Income: $27.5M

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited today announced net income for the second quarter ended 30 June 2014 of $27.5 million [$0.04 per share on a fully diluted basis] compared to $32.9 million [$0.05 per share on a fully diluted basis] in the same quarter a year ago. Core earnings for the second quarter were $26.0 million, an improvement of... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Crown And Anchor Lessons At Harbour Nights

Crown And Anchor Lessons At Harbour Nights

With the Cup Match holiday festivities commencing on Thursday, Harbour Nights is doing its part to educate tourists and residents on how to play the ever-popular Crown and Anchor game. This week Wednesday [July 30] Ms. Hattie Armstrong will be stationed near Calypso on Front Street and, using “Monopoly-style” money, she will teach the ins and outs... Read more of this article

Dancers Preparing For This Year’s ETUDES

Dancers Preparing For This Year’s ETUDES

Damien Johnson, of London’s Ballet Black, arrived Sunday night and was hard at work yesterday, teaching ballet to the dancers of this year’s Bermuda Civic Ballet production, ETUDES. A spokesperson said, “His broad smile said it all: he is delighted to be back in Bermuda, having first had a brief visit during this year’s Bermuda International... Read more of this article

Bermuda Poetry Showcased On BBC Scotland

Bermuda Poetry Showcased On BBC Scotland

In honour of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland, poets from throughout the Commonwealth were invited by the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] to submit poetry in order to represent their country or territory, with Bermuda’s Kim Dismont-Robinson representing the island. Each of the contributing poets was... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has stated that they are “disappointed to hear that the Corporation of Hamilton [CoH] is moving ahead with its plan to remove mature trees and will attempt to transplant them twice, as part of a plan to widen the passageway on eastern Ewing Street in Hamilton.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

NASA Field Campaign Aircraft On Island

NASA Field Campaign Aircraft On Island

An aircraft from the National Aeronautics And Space Administration [NASA] has been on island for a couple of days taking flights around the Bermuda area. NASA have embarked on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants... Read more of this article

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

A symposium was held last week in Panama City, Florida in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Sealab 1 mission, which took place only a few miles off the coast of Bermuda. The mission saw an underwater habitat, dubbed Sealab 1, submerged into the Atlantic by the United States Navy in order to research the effects of extended periods... Read more of this article

CRIME

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 7 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 7 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [July 26/27] 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 seven people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the... Read more of this article

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

TECHNOLOGY

Bernews & iClick iPhone 6 Giveaway Kicks Off

Bernews & iClick iPhone 6 Giveaway Kicks Off

Having a great time during the Cup Match holiday and setting yourself up for a fantastic prize has never been easier, with official Apple reseller iClick Bermuda set to give away one of the very first Apple iPhone 6 smartphones to hit the market this fall. The promotion and giveaway is ongoing, with everyone on the island invited to submit their Cup Match photos on Twitter... Read more of this article

New TV Channel Launched To Showcase Jobs

New TV Channel Launched To Showcase Jobs

The Department of Workforce Development and Bermuda Cablevision have revealed they are partnering to provide a television channel dedicated to showcasing available jobs in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “By simply going to Channel 87, job-seekers can view a scrolling display of all of the open jobs from the Bermuda Job Board on a dedicated television channel. The... Read more of this article

NASA Field Campaign Aircraft On Island

NASA Field Campaign Aircraft On Island

An aircraft from the National Aeronautics And Space Administration [NASA] has been on island for a couple of days taking flights around the Bermuda area. NASA have embarked on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base... 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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