Bus Service “Suspended Until Further Notice”

Bus Service “Suspended Until Further Notice”

[Updated] There will be an interruption in the public bus service this afternoon [April 9] to “facilitate Covid-19 testing for DPT employees” with service suspended at 3.00pm and “expected to resume by 7.00 pm this evening.” This afternoon, a Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] is advising... Read more of this article

116 New, 871 Active, 28 In Hospital, 6 In ICU

116 New, 871 Active, 28 In Hospital, 6 In ICU

There were 1634 test results received and 116 were positive for Covid-19 — 5 classified as imported, 20 as local transmission with known contact and 91 as under investigation — so there are now 871 active cases, with 28 people in hospital with 6 in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “There were 1634 test results received by the Ministry... Read more of this article

Community Bridge Builders Program Launched

Community Bridge Builders Program Launched

Transitional Community Services [TCS] launched their Community Services Bridge Builders Program which provides “counseling, case management, and employability skill building.” A spokesperson said, “On October 15, 2020, Transitional Community Services, Registered Charity #1020 [TCS] was registered as a local charity. TCS was formed in... Read more of this article

DofE Bermuda Pay Tribute To Prince Philip

DofE Bermuda Pay Tribute To Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award [DofE] in Bermuda offered condolences following the passing of Prince Philip, who died earlier today at age 99. A spokesperson said, “It is with great sadness that The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Bermuda acknowledges the death of our Founder HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT. “Sixty-five years ago, His Royal... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: April 9 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: April 9 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30... Read more of this article

East End Ferry To Leave Hamilton At 6pm

East End Ferry To Leave Hamilton At 6pm

There will be a special east end ferry service to assist people “who have been inconvenienced due to this afternoon’s bus service interruption,’ with the ferry scheduled to leave Hamilton at 6pm today [April 9] and arrive in St. George’s at 6.45pm. This follows after the Government advised at around 2pm today that there will be an... Read more of this article

Police Continue Investigation Into Murder

Police Continue Investigation Into Murder

Noting that they do “not hold the view that Mr. Outerbridge is or was affiliated with any gang or gang activity,” the police said they are “confident his killers were part of an organized and criminal gang.” Mr Outerbridge — who is pictured below with his family in an image provided by the police — was fatally shot... Read more of this article


Premier And Governor Extend Condolences

Premier And Governor Extend Condolences

Premier David Burt and Governor Rena Lalgie both offered condolences following the passing of Prince Philip, who died earlier today at age 99. Premier David Burt offered condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family, saying: “The world remembers a long and full life, lived to the fullest by a man of unstinting devotion to duty. “Prince... Read more of this article

BTA & OBMI Partner To Help Accessibility

BTA & OBMI Partner To Help Accessibility

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said they have “joined forces with the Bermuda office of the global architecture firm OBMI” with a goal to “equip individuals and organisations with the tools to upgrade local facilities and meet accessibility needs of the community.” A spokesperson said, “The Accessibility Solutions Information... Read more of this article

BTA Release Golf Championship Impact Report

BTA Release Golf Championship Impact Report

The second staging of the PGA TOUR Bermuda Championship last year “generated a much-needed $13.2 million boost for the island’s pandemic-injured economy,” according to the BTA, which cited a newly released KPMG economic impact report. The report said, “The event had an estimated direct economic impact of $5.5 million [2019: $7.8m],... Read more of this article

Royal Family Announce Death Of Prince Philip

Royal Family Announce Death Of Prince Philip

[Updated] Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged at 99, Buckingham Palace announced today [April 9]. The statement on the Royal Family website said, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Screenshot from the... Read more of this article

Video: April 9th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: April 9th Bernews Morning Newsflash

71 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda and now 779 active, 26 people are in hospital which is the highest amount since the pandemic began over a year ago, 440 new cases announced so far in April, Prince Philip has died at age 99, Premier David Burt extends thoughts & prayers to St Vincent, police provide update on murder investigation, Mustang... Read more of this article

Premier Extends Thoughts & Prayers To St Vincent

Premier Extends Thoughts & Prayers To St Vincent

[Updated] The Premier has extended his thoughts and prayers to the people of St. Vincent & The Grenadines as they face the possible eruption of the volcano La Soufriere. St. Vincent has declared a red alert and issued an evacuation order, and the island’s leadership has said that cruise ships are en route to help evacuate people, and emergency... Read more of this article

71 New Cases, 779 Active, 26 In Hospital, 6 In ICU

71 New Cases, 779 Active, 26 In Hospital, 6 In ICU

The Ministry received 1587 test results and 71 were positive for Covid-19 — three classified as imported, 18 as local transmission with known contact and 50 as under investigation — so there are now 779 active cases, with 26 people in hospital with six in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 1587 test... Read more of this article

Updates/Summary: Covid Tests, Vaccine, Rules

Updates/Summary: Covid Tests, Vaccine, Rules

[Updating] With Covid-19 cases escalating to over 1600 total to date, vaccinations now underway, and frequent developments we are providing live updates to ensure we provide timely updates and a quick summary of the latest developments always accessible.We are still posting articles as normal however we are also providing live updates as well and... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: April 8 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: April 8 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: April 9 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: April 9 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30... Read more of this article

Video: Rawlins & Sussex vs Lancashire

Video: Rawlins & Sussex vs Lancashire

Bermudian cricketer Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates are in day two of their LV= Insurance County Championship – Group 3 match against Lancashire. Resuming on 291/9, Sussex would add ten runs before being bowled out for 301. Lancashire, like Sussex at the start have struggled and are 52/3 after 21 overs at Lunch. Update: The live video... Read more of this article

Video: April 9th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: April 9th Bernews Morning Newsflash

71 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda and now 779 active, 26 people are in hospital which is the highest amount since the pandemic began over a year ago, 440 new cases announced so far in April, Prince Philip has died at age 99, Premier David Burt extends thoughts & prayers to St Vincent, police provide update on murder investigation, Mustang... Read more of this article

SPORTS

US SailGP Team Announces Complete Line Up

US SailGP Team Announces Complete Line Up

The United States SailGP Team  unveiled its complete lineup for the second season of SailGP, which is set to open in Bermuda this month. The SailGP website said, “The United States SailGP Team revealed its complete SailGP Season 2 lineup today with the announcement of athletes Daniela Moroz, CJ Perez, and Paul Campbell-James to its roster in addition... Read more of this article

Video: Rawlins & Sussex vs Lancashire

Video: Rawlins & Sussex vs Lancashire

Bermudian cricketer Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates are in day two of their LV= Insurance County Championship – Group 3 match against Lancashire. Resuming on 291/9, Sussex would add ten runs before being bowled out for 301. Lancashire, like Sussex at the start have struggled and are 52/3 after 21 overs at Lunch. Update: The live video... Read more of this article

Cooper Helps St. Mary’s College Finish Second

Cooper Helps St. Mary’s College Finish Second

Chase Cooper is now in week eight of competition as he represents the St. Mary’s College of Maryland sailing team. Cooper once again hit the water, this time to compete in the Seahawk Wave Showdown. Sailing the team’s A-Division boat, Cooper and his crew Sophia Taczak finished with 20 points in the division, with Tulane University finishing... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting April 10

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting April 10

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday April 10th.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping schedule, which is subject to change, follows below [PDF here]: Related... Read more of this article

Bombay Sapphire To Be Certified Sustainable

Bombay Sapphire To Be Certified Sustainable

Bacardi’s Bombay Sapphire said that ten of its “botanical ingredients are on track to be certified sustainable in 2021.” A spokesperson for the global company, which is headquartered in Bermuda, said, “After decades spent carefully building sustainable partnerships with farmers and suppliers, Bombay Sapphire, the iconic premium... Read more of this article

Athene Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Athene Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Athene Holding Ltd released its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR] Report, which included a number of positive initiatives the company undertook, including pledging $1.9 million to the Bermuda College Foundation to help create the Career Development Centre. “Athene remains focused on ensuring the company’s initiatives reflect responsible... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos: Artist’s Installation At The Birdcage

Photos: Artist’s Installation At The Birdcage

Floral artist Nicky Gurret recently designed an installation at the Birdcage on Front Street in Hamilton for the 100th anniversary of the Bermuda Garden Club. Ms Gurret was assisted by Camille Chin-Gurret, Carol Sims, and Rosemary Holmes from the Bermuda Garden Club in installing the exhibit. Flowers were purchased from Carla DeSilva from M. DeSilva... Read more of this article

Virtual Ag Show Postponed Due To Rise In Covid

Virtual Ag Show Postponed Due To Rise In Covid

Citing “the rise of positive Covid-19 cases” and the “large number of schools having to quarantine,” the organisers said that the 2021 Virtual Ag Show will be postponed. A spokesperson said, “Due to the rise of positive coronavirus cases on the island, coupled with the large number of schools having to quarantine, the AG Show... Read more of this article

DYAN Art Auction To Benefit Family Centre

DYAN Art Auction To Benefit Family Centre

Artist Diane Maughan, also known as DYAN, will be auctioning two original paintings, with the proceeds to benefit the Family Centre. A spokesperson said, “Artist Diane Maughan, known in the art world as DYAN, knew she wanted to help children and families in need. According to the artist, the pandemic has deeply affected children and families worldwide,... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Sea Glass

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Sea Glass

In the seventh of a new weekly series, Bernews’ latest ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ phone lock screen features a close up of sea glass on a Bermuda beach. Sea glass is defined as “glass that has been discarded at sea or the seashore, broken into pieces, and smoothed by the erosive action of sand and water.” The naturally made... Read more of this article

Karen Border Appointed BNT Executive Director

Karen Border Appointed BNT Executive Director

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT]  announced that Karen Border will serve as the BNT Executive Director. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] is pleased to announce that respected environmentalist and communications professional Karen Border will take up the position of BNT Executive Director on 28 June. “Karen has spent... Read more of this article

Active 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Active 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

AccuWeather’s team of tropical weather experts are predicting that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season ”will result in 16-20 named storms, including seven to 10 hurricanes.” The AccuWeather website said, “Although spring is just in its infancy, a group of AccuWeather meteorologists has been focusing on a different time of year: hurricane... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Continue Investigation Into Murder

Police Continue Investigation Into Murder

Noting that they do “not hold the view that Mr. Outerbridge is or was affiliated with any gang or gang activity,” the police said they are “confident his killers were part of an organized and criminal gang.” Mr Outerbridge — who is pictured below with his family in an image provided by the police — was fatally shot... Read more of this article

Police Provide Update On Murder Investigation

Police Provide Update On Murder Investigation

The police “have been able to exclude the road traffic collision that occurred in a similar time frame” as being linked to the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Jordan Outerbridge, are “examining the possibility that this may have been a case of mistaken identity,” and continue to urge anyone with information to come forward. Mr... Read more of this article

Brockman’s Illness May Delay Tax Fraud Case

Brockman’s Illness May Delay Tax Fraud Case

Robert Brockman – an American billionaire accused of allegedly “using a Bermuda-based family charitable trust and other offshore entities to hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service while failing to pay taxes” – has been admitted to a Houston hospital following an unspecified medical event, causing the case against him to face a... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

New Business Offering Data Consultancy

New Business Offering Data Consultancy

A new business — founded by Dr. Kevin Minors — called Bermuda Data Analytics has launched on the island, with the data consultancy firm specialising in cloud migration, data lake formation, machine learning, and business intelligence reporting. A spokesperson said, “Hello World! Introducing Bermuda Data Analytics, a data consultancy using machine learning... Read more of this article

Concacaf Announce VAR To Be Used

Concacaf Announce VAR To Be Used

Concacaf has announced that Video Assistant Referees [VAR] will be used in several of its 2021 competitions. The organisation said, “Concacaf has today confirmed that Video Assistant Referees [VAR] will be used in several of its 2021 competitions. “In the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, which begins this week with eight first leg Round of 16 matches,... Read more of this article

One Communications Launches One SmartHome

One Communications Launches One SmartHome

One Communications has partnered with Alarm.com to launch One SmartHome, a product offering “industry leading technology for smarter home security, video monitoring, and energy management.” A spokesperson said, “One Communications has partnered with Alarm.com, the leader in Smart Home Security and Automation, to give customers peace of mind, cost savings,... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police: Please Do Not Further Circulate Photo

Police: Please Do Not Further Circulate Photo

The police have urged the public “not to further circulate the image of the serious collision aftermath” and to “refrain from speculation regarding the murder.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is aware of an image circulating via social media showing the aftermath of a serious collision involving... Read more of this article

Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Kitchen At MAWI

Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Kitchen At MAWI

Firefighters extinguished a fire in the kitchen at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute this evening [April 5]. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 8:49pm on Monday April 5th 2021, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service dispatch received a report of smoke and flames seen coming out of the kitchen at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute in Devonshire. “BFRS... Read more of this article

Driver Arrested After Car Crash In Paget

Driver Arrested After Car Crash In Paget

A driver “was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired” after a car crash on Harbour Road in Paget last night [April 2] which resulted in the vehicle overturning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:40 p.m. on Friday 2nd April, 2021, police responded to a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision on Harbour Road,... Read more of this article