Opinion: Michael Weeks On “The Two Bermudas”

Opinion: Michael Weeks On “The Two Bermudas”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Michael Weeks] A few months ago, I wrote an opinion piece entitled “The Two Bermudas” in which I spoke of the inequality between different segments of our community. Since then it seems as if the divisions between us have grown. In recent weeks, we have witnessed the OBA exhibit behaviors that clearly indicate... Read more of this article

OBA Contradicts PRC Status Grant “Distortions”

OBA Contradicts PRC Status Grant “Distortions”

The debate over the Government’s decision to withdraw the appeal in the PRC status matter continues, with the One Bermuda Alliance contradicting what it said were “distortions” around the issue. The OBA said that any perception that granting status to PRC holders will take jobs from Bermudians is untrue, as PRCs already have full... Read more of this article

$480,000 In Scholarships Awarded To Students

$480,000 In Scholarships Awarded To Students

The Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies [BFIS] recently awarded more than $480,000 in scholarship funding to 15 students, bringing the total amount that the Foundation has given out since it was formed to more than $5 million, all funded by the insurance industry. A spokesperson said, “Over 60 guests attended the Bermuda Foundation For Insurance... Read more of this article

Poll: 57% Support Granting PRC Holders Status

Poll: 57% Support Granting PRC Holders Status

57% support granting status to PRC holders, 33% oppose, and 9% do not know – according to a poll conducted by Global Research & Strategy Group Ltd. The telephone poll was conducted between July 12th and July 19th with a representative sample of 404 registered Bermuda voters, with the poll having a margin of error of +/- 4.9%]. Charts extracted... Read more of this article

Masterworks Camp Honours Dying Boy’s Wish

Masterworks Camp Honours Dying Boy’s Wish

In Foxboro, Massachusetts there is a five-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumour who has one dying wish – to receive birthday cards from all over the world –and young Bermuda students at Masterwork’s summer art camp are helping make that wish a reality. 5 year old Danny Nickerson was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma... Read more of this article

March Called For Tomorrow Over PRC Matter

March Called For Tomorrow Over PRC Matter

[Updated] The People’s Campaign and Bermuda Trade Union Congress are calling for people to join them tomorrow [July 25] at Victoria Park at 12 noon, where they will make their way to the Cabinet Office building and “let our voices be heard.” This announcement comes after Minister Michael Fahy said that the Ministry is withdrawing the... Read more of this article

CURB Responds To PRC Status Announcement

CURB Responds To PRC Status Announcement

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they are “dismayed to hear” of the Government’s decision to withdraw of the appeal against Justice Kawaley’s decision on the right of PRC holders to seek Bermudian status. Yesterday, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said that the Ministry is withdrawing the appeal in the PRC status matter... Read more of this article

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Bermuda joined some 70 other nations in kicking off the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland yesterday [July 23], with more than 40,000 spectators on-hand to witness the introductions of the teams at the event’s opening ceremony. This year’s iteration of the Commonwealth Games will see 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 different... Read more of this article

Football U/17: Bermuda Defeat Bahamas 4-0

Football U/17: Bermuda Defeat Bahamas 4-0

The Bermuda U/17 football team started the Caribbean Football Union Under 17 World Cup Qualifiers in a big way, romping to a 4-0 victory last night [July 23] against the hosts Bahamas.Bermuda’s starting line up was Ajai Daniels, Azende Furbert, Tahzeiko Harris, Jason Symonds, Jerome Bailey, Milan Butterfield, Amar Lewis, Jahkari Furbert, Osagi... Read more of this article

46 Students Receive NTB Scholarship Awards

46 Students Receive NTB Scholarship Awards

The Minister of Home Affairs Sen. Michael Fahy was in attendance at an informal ceremony for the recipients of scholarships awarded by the National Training Board which took place on Friday. The Minister said, “I would like to thank the National Training Board for continuing to provide scholarship awards and opportunities for our people. Because of... 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

Premier Dunkley On Thad Hollis’ Resignation

Premier Dunkley On Thad Hollis’ Resignation

Following the resignation of former OBA Chairman Thad Hollis, MP Susan Jackson will serve as acting Chairman, Premier Michael Dunkley said today. Thad Hollis resigned from the position on Monday, only a few days after he released his findings into the “JetGate” affair, which was centered around the $350,000 donation from Nathan Landow and... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: New Hamilton Princess General Manager

Video: New Hamilton Princess General Manager

Recently appointed General Manager of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, Allan Federer, recently took the time to introduce himself to the Bermuda public, sitting down to discuss his vision for the future of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Mr. Federer said, “I’ve just arrived here from Moscow, Russia, where I was running the Ritz-Carlton... Read more of this article

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Bermuda joined some 70 other nations in kicking off the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland yesterday [July 23], with more than 40,000 spectators on-hand to witness the introductions of the teams at the event’s opening ceremony. This year’s iteration of the Commonwealth Games will see 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 different... Read more of this article

Videos: Talks Outline Acute Care Wing Project

Videos: Talks Outline Acute Care Wing Project

In order to put a human face on the island’s new Acute Care Wing, the Bermuda Hosptials Board [BHB] has released a series of videos that include open discussions with people close to the project, including its lead engineer, the BHB President and CEO, the project manager, and others. The Acute Care Wing is currently very close to completion and... Read more of this article

SPORTS

2014 Commonwealth Games Day #1 Results

2014 Commonwealth Games Day #1 Results

The Commonwealth Games got underway in Scotland with several of Bermuda’s top athletes taking part, including Flora Duffy, Tyler Butterfield,  Jonathan Herring, Tucker Murphy,  Nick Kyme, Micah Franklin and Gemma Lightbourne. Flora Duffy finished 8th in the Women’s Triathlon clocking a time of 2:02:18. Following a strong swim, she was... Read more of this article

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Video: Commonwealth Games Opening Event

Bermuda joined some 70 other nations in kicking off the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland yesterday [July 23], with more than 40,000 spectators on-hand to witness the introductions of the teams at the event’s opening ceremony. This year’s iteration of the Commonwealth Games will see 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 different... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Compete In Futsal Championships

Bermuda To Compete In Futsal Championships

The Footy Force Futsal Academy “Cadete” Boys Team will travel to participate in the 2014 World Futsal Championships to be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida from Monday, August 4 through Monday, August 11, 2014. A spokesperson said, “Teams representing countries from around the... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Validus: Q2 2014 Net Income Of $153.4 Million

Validus: Q2 2014 Net Income Of $153.4 Million

Bermuda-based Validus Holdings, Ltd. today reported net income available to Validus of $153.4 million, or $1.61 per diluted common share, for the three months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $30.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted common share, for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Net income available to Validus was $315.8 million, or $3.27 per diluted... Read more of this article

$480,000 In Scholarships Awarded To Students

$480,000 In Scholarships Awarded To Students

The Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies [BFIS] recently awarded more than $480,000 in scholarship funding to 15 students, bringing the total amount that the Foundation has given out since it was formed to more than $5 million, all funded by the insurance industry. A spokesperson said, “Over 60 guests attended the Bermuda Foundation For Insurance... Read more of this article

Video: New Hamilton Princess General Manager

Video: New Hamilton Princess General Manager

Recently appointed General Manager of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, Allan Federer, recently took the time to introduce himself to the Bermuda public, sitting down to discuss his vision for the future of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Mr. Federer said, “I’ve just arrived here from Moscow, Russia, where I was running the Ritz-Carlton... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Playlist Partners With Atlanta-Based Studio 27

Playlist Partners With Atlanta-Based Studio 27

PlayList Management [PLM], a local talent management and development company, has joined forces with Studio 27, an Atlanta-based talent/development company. This partnership was created during PLM’s annual Developing Artists Program 2014, which was recently completed in Atlanta. A spokesperson said, “Studio27 Model and Talent, founded by director... Read more of this article

Cushi Ming Releases Cup Match T-Shirts

Cushi Ming Releases Cup Match T-Shirts

With the Cup Match holiday just around the corner, local graphic designer Cushi Ming is releasing a commemorative collection of t-shirts in order to help those in attendance to celebrate the holiday. Last year’s designs quickly sold out thanks to their popularity, and their designer expects more of the same this year. “Last year, I made a decision... Read more of this article

Family Centre, Chewstick Help Youth Leaders

Family Centre, Chewstick Help Youth Leaders

Three M3 Dellwood graduates have turned their distaste for negative graffiti on bathroom doors into a campaign for positivity, with help from the Family Centre and the Chewstick Foundation helping to make their efforts successful. A spokesperson said, “Sylede’sha Dill, Gershone Tait, and Toschella Trott are M3 Dellwood graduates who got tired... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Photographer Wins Lionfish Picture Contest

Photographer Wins Lionfish Picture Contest

The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held on July 19, with the weigh-in taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.” Added to this year’s lionfish tournament was an amateur photography contest that... Read more of this article

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

A local photographer recently captured images of longtails nesting in Bermuda’s cliffs, with the graceful birds spotted at Horseshoe Bay. Speaking previously, President of the Bermuda Audubon Society Andrew Dobson said, “Small numbers of longtails are usually seen in the early part of February, but the majority do not return until March or April.... Read more of this article

Energy Regulatory Reform Is “Top Priority”

Energy Regulatory Reform Is “Top Priority”

In the House of Assembly on Friday [July 18], Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons provided an update on some of the energy-related initiatives that are being undertaken in Bermuda. Dr. Gibbons said, “The top energy related priority for the Ministry of Education and Economic Development is Energy Regulatory Reform.... Read more of this article

CRIME

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

Police Start Inquiry Into BPAC Bank Account

Police Start Inquiry Into BPAC Bank Account

The police have confirmed they have commenced enquiries into the Bermuda Political Action Club [BPAC] account to “determine if any criminal offences have been committed in relation to the financial transactions.” BPAC is the bank account at the center of the “JetGate” affair, with some $350,000 being deposited into the account... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bernews & iClick Giving Away Free iPhone 6

Bernews & iClick Giving Away Free iPhone 6

The iPhone 6, Apple’s latest iteration of their popular smartphone, isn’t due to hit store shelves until the fall, but one lucky island resident will be able to lock theirs down in advance thanks to a giveaway by official Apple reseller iClick Bermuda. It’s easy to win; all you have to do is take a photograph over the Cup Match holiday – it could be a selfie,... Read more of this article

“Bring Your Own Device” Panel Discussion

“Bring Your Own Device” Panel Discussion

KPMG in Bermuda said they support the “joint Bermuda Government, Chamber of Commerce Business Technology Division, and ISACA TechTalk series, also known as “Thought Leadership Thursdays”. A spokesperson said, “The series of panel discussions which are open to the public, aim to stimulate debate around some of the key technology issues organisations in Bermuda... Read more of this article

HRC Announce They Monitor Online Comments

HRC Announce They Monitor Online Comments

“The Commissioners recently flagged concern over the rising tide of anger in our community over the PRC Status debates, and the discriminatory comments being directed at politicians, Bermudians, PRC holders, non-Bermudians and others who commented on the issues,” the Human Rights Commission said. “The Commissioners have most recently been monitoring the... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

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

Premier & Minister Express Their Condolences

Premier & Minister Express Their Condolences

Today Premier Michael Dunkley and Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell offered the following joint comment in the wake of this weekend’s two road traffic fatalities. At approximately 2.00am this morning [July 20] a male motorcyclist died in a collision in Hamilton parish, and following that a 23-year-old man died in... Read more of this article


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