Emirates Team New Zealand Soars To Victory

Emirates Team New Zealand Soars To Victory

Emirates Team New Zealand put together a Super Sunday in Sweden, to vault to the top of the leaderboard and claim the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Gothenburg. It was a difficult day on the tight race course, with light and shifty conditions. But the Kiwis, led by skipper Glenn Ashby and prodigy helmsman Peter Burling showed no fear, posting... Read more of this article

BTA Summer Interns Document Their Experience

BTA Summer Interns Document Their Experience

Bermuda Tourism Authority summer interns Adrian Hassell and Amber Wilson just completed their time in the Bermuda office and the BTA have shared the essays of each intern describing their experience. Adrian Hassell [20] is a Bermudian studying hotel management at Brock University in Canada. He is a Bermuda Hotel Association scholarship winner. Amber... Read more of this article

Sunday August 30th: “Good News” Spotlight

Sunday August 30th: “Good News” Spotlight

News that Lorenzo Tucker was selected for the ICC coaching staff, Kevon Fubler won the Cricket Sportsman Award, Carlsen Philip was awarded a $15,000 Digicel scholarship, Dominique Mayho will compete in the UCI World Championships, and Hannah Lampit, Denzel Todd and Elijah Simmons were awarded $10,000 worth of scholarships from Concordia Maritime [Bermuda]... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Hosts Back To School Fun Day

Photos: PLP Hosts Back To School Fun Day

The Progressive Labour Party Constituencies 14, 15, 16, and 21 hosted their Back To School Fun Day at Victor Scott Primary School field on this afternoon [Aug 29], with school students from across the island joining area MPs Walter Roban, Michael Weeks, and Rolfe Commissiong. Organisers say hundreds turned out to enjoy the day’s festivities which... Read more of this article

Storm: PLP Extend Best Wishes To Dominica

Storm: PLP Extend Best Wishes To Dominica

“The PLP extends well wishes and prayers to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerritt and the Government of Dominica and all the affected families and communities,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said after the Caribbean island was slammed by Tropical Storm Erika. The BBC report that, “A tropical storm heading across the... Read more of this article

Court Rules: Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean Case

Court Rules: Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean Case

The Court of Appeal has ruled on the Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean libel case, saying “there was no factual basis on which to found a defence of fair comment.” In 2013, Michael Dunkley, who was then the Deputy Premier, launched legal action against Opposition Leader Marc Bean over comments made on the social network Facebook, with the comments... Read more of this article

Police & BAMZ Attend Report Of “Wild Animal”

Police & BAMZ Attend Report Of “Wild Animal”

[Updated with video. Police, BAMZ and Parks Dept officials attended the Cooper’s Island area after they received a report of what they termed a “large” and “wild animal,” which is now believed to have been a feral cat from St David’s] The police are on scene at the Cooper’s Island area in St David’s this... Read more of this article

Finance Minister Comments On Tax Haven List

Finance Minister Comments On Tax Haven List

The Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards today [Aug 28] commented on a report that Bermuda has been named to a new tax haven list drawn up by the District of Columbia in the US. While such changes would first have to be reviewed by the US Congress before becoming law, the Minister stated, “As we recently told the European Commission,... Read more of this article

Principal & Teacher Transfers To Go As Planned

Principal & Teacher Transfers To Go As Planned

Today [Aug 28] the Ministry of Education announced that principal and teacher transfers will go forward as planned. Acting Commissioner of Education Dr Freddie Evans said, “Students, with the support of their principals and teachers, will have the best start to the 2015/2016 school year. “Dedicated principals and teachers have been working diligently... Read more of this article

BPSU Report On Public Private Partnerships

BPSU Report On Public Private Partnerships

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] has released a 21-page report to present the Union’s position on Public Private Partnerships [PPP], with the report also outlining the BPSU’s concerns surrounding Government’s plan to redevelop the L.F. Wade International Airport using a PPP. The Report Highlights are1] History: PPPs were attractive to... Read more of this article

Gariko Benjamin Charged With Double Murder

Gariko Benjamin Charged With Double Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 28], Gariko Benjamin faced multiple charges relating to the murders of Haile Outerbridge and Rico Furbert in January 2013 at Belvins. In addition to murder, the 23-year-old faced charges alleging use and handling of firearms and ammunition in connection with the charges of murder, and he is also charged... Read more of this article

“Another Failed Attempt To Mislead The Public”

“Another Failed Attempt To Mislead The Public”

“The latest release from the OBA is another failed attempt to mislead the public while trying to build support for the privatisation of Bermuda’s airport to a Canadian company,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said. This follows after the OBA said, “The Government is progressing a plan to build a new air terminal through a public-private... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

BFRS Honours Dawayne Smith With Procession

BFRS Honours Dawayne Smith With Procession

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] paid tribute yesterday [Aug 26] to firefighter Dawayne Smith, who recently passed away, holding a funeral procession in his honour. Family, friends and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service coworkers gathered at First Church of God on North Shore to pay respects and celebrate the life of the fire fighter. Escorted... Read more of this article

Video: Puerto Rico Bound Flight Diverts To Island

Video: Puerto Rico Bound Flight Diverts To Island

[Updated with video] Jet Blue flight 861 — which was traveling from Boston to Puerto Rico — diverted to Bermuda this afternoon [Aug 26], with emergency personnel standing by as the plane landed, with the Police Service, Fire Service as well as ambulances present. Why the Airbus A320 airplane diverted is not exactly clear, however the landing... Read more of this article

Musician Aisha Bassett Releases Acoustic Video

Musician Aisha Bassett Releases Acoustic Video

Bermudian composer Aisha Bassett, also known by her stage name Aisha NuSound, has released a new live acoustic singer, with an accompanying music video for the song ‘Abba Father.’ ‘Abba Father’ was written and composed by Ms. Bassett and performed by Femi Okunsanya. Ms. Bassett previously said, “One of my biggest musical... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos: Junior Anglers Prize Presentation

Photos: Junior Anglers Prize Presentation

The Bermuda Anglers Club hosted their Annual Junior Fishing Tournament recently. Tournament organisers were kept busy weighing fish of all shapes and sizes, ranging from a 1 1/8th oz grunt to a 42.5lb wahoo.The tournament prize giving ceremony was held on Saturday [Aug 29] at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club in Paget. Prize winners included... Read more of this article

Results: BVA Coppertone Volleyball Tournament

Results: BVA Coppertone Volleyball Tournament

The Bermuda Volleyball Association’s annual Coppertone Beach Volleyball Tournament was deemed as a “huge success” yesterday [Aug 29]. In total, the BVA raised $3,800 for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, which is 100% of all monies collected for the tournament. A spokesperson said, “The turnout was huge. In the men’s... Read more of this article

Emirates Team New Zealand Soars To Victory

Emirates Team New Zealand Soars To Victory

Emirates Team New Zealand put together a Super Sunday in Sweden, to vault to the top of the leaderboard and claim the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Gothenburg. It was a difficult day on the tight race course, with light and shifty conditions. But the Kiwis, led by skipper Glenn Ashby and prodigy helmsman Peter Burling showed no fear, posting... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

“Understanding Your Insurance Coverage”

“Understanding Your Insurance Coverage”

In partnership with the Health Insurance Department and MoonGate Insurance, Age Concern Bermuda is hosting “Understanding Your Insurance Coverage”, an information session for Age Concern members on Tuesday, September 1, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Charities House, 25 Point Finger Road, Paget. “The session will include information on... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug. 28 2015

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug. 28 2015

Today [Aug 28] saw the close of the BSX’s week finish with 4,850 shares traded on the day, valued at $19,818.00 BD. 2,750 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing up 5.3% at $1.79 per share, while 1,500 shares were traded by Devonshire Industries Ltd, closing down 49.8% at $3.01. 100 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings... Read more of this article

Finance Minister Comments On Tax Haven List

Finance Minister Comments On Tax Haven List

The Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards today [Aug 28] commented on a report that Bermuda has been named to a new tax haven list drawn up by the District of Columbia in the US. While such changes would first have to be reviewed by the US Congress before becoming law, the Minister stated, “As we recently told the European Commission,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Arts Centre In Dockyard Hosts Tranquillity Show

Arts Centre In Dockyard Hosts Tranquillity Show

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard will be hosting “Tranquillity“ featuring work from some of Bermuda’s leading artists with the show opening today [Aug 30] and running until September 25th. A spokesperson said, “This is our last themed show for the year. With the heat upon us, the late sunsets and clear skies, we find that our Island slows... Read more of this article

Pre-Labour Day Old School Jam Set For Sept 4

Pre-Labour Day Old School Jam Set For Sept 4

Goodtyme Entertainment is getting set to present the Pre-Labour Day Old School Jam, with entertainment to be provided by soul band The U-Fonics and The Blues Beat Band, on Friday, September 4 at Bootsie’s at The Grand. Doors will open at 7.00pm, with the show taking place from 8.00pm through 10.00pm. Tickets cost $25, or $50 for VIP, and are available... Read more of this article

‘Constipated Cat’ Book Promotes Healthy Living

‘Constipated Cat’ Book Promotes Healthy Living

Using rhymes, verses and vibrant illustrations, author Dena Enice is teaching young readers about the importance of healthy eating for themselves and their pets, showing the consequences of an unhealthy diet with her book The Constipated Cat. “How healthy are you?” the narrative asks its readers as it shows how the Sweet family settles a minor dispute,... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

BEDC Launches 2015 Future Agro Challenge

BEDC Launches 2015 Future Agro Challenge

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] is extending a clarion call for Bermuda’s innovative entrepreneurs to submit ideas for the Future Agro Challenge 2015. “The Future Agro Challenge [FAC], founded and run by Industry Disruptors – Game Changers, is the Global Championship in Agro Innovation for a healthier tomorrow,”... Read more of this article

Public Works To Undertake Vegetation Clearing

Public Works To Undertake Vegetation Clearing

As we enter the peak of hurricane season, the Ministry of Public Works said they would like to remind the public that owners of property next to a road are responsible for trimming back overhanging trees and hedges on their properties to stop vegetation from projecting into the road or sidewalk. “Clearing roadside vegetation next to roads helps... Read more of this article

Sea Turtle Nest Found On Beach, 15 Hatchlings

Sea Turtle Nest Found On Beach, 15 Hatchlings

The beach at Alexandra Battery in St. George’s is currently closed to public use as a turtle nest was discovered yesterday on the beach, and 15 hatchlings have been found. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks wishes to inform the public that the beach at Alexandra Battery, located in St. George’s, is currently closed to public... Read more of this article

CRIME

Gariko Benjamin Charged With Double Murder

Gariko Benjamin Charged With Double Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 28], Gariko Benjamin faced multiple charges relating to the murders of Haile Outerbridge and Rico Furbert in January 2013 at Belvins. In addition to murder, the 23-year-old faced charges alleging use and handling of firearms and ammunition in connection with the charges of murder, and he is also charged... Read more of this article

Woman Denies Indecent Act In Front Of Child

Woman Denies Indecent Act In Front Of Child

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 26], a 20-year-old woman pleaded not guilty to the charge that she committed an indecent act in the presence of a child intending it to be seen by that child. Magistrate Archie Warner set trial for November 2015, and granted bail at $6,000 with one surety. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific... Read more of this article

Murder Trial Continues In The Supreme Court

Murder Trial Continues In The Supreme Court

The trial of Kiahna Trott-Edwards — who is charged with the murder of 16-year-old Shijuan Mungal — continued in the Supreme Court, with the jury hearing from Mr Mungal’s friend who was with him when the altercation allegedly took place. Mr Mungal died in September 2014 after sustaining head injuries, and Ms Trott-Edwards was charged with murder... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Instagram Supports Landscape, Portrait Formats

Instagram Supports Landscape, Portrait Formats

Popular photo sharing app Instagram has announced that  you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation, which is a change from their signature square format. “Today, we’re excited to announce that — in addition to square posts — you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram. Square... Read more of this article

Carlsen Philip Awarded $15K Digicel Scholarship

Carlsen Philip Awarded $15K Digicel Scholarship

Digicel Bermuda today announced that Bermudian, Carlsen E. Philip II, is the recipient of the 2015 Digicel Scholarship, saying that he “exhibits extraordinary personal and academic qualities that embody the Digicel brand.” He will be awarded $15,000 to be distributed over a two year period, to assist him with pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computer Science... Read more of this article

Clarien Launches High Tech/Security Debit Card

Clarien Launches High Tech/Security Debit Card

Clarien Bank Limited has launched a new technologically advanced debit card, in partnership with MasterCard. “All Clarien Bank customers have been automatically upgraded, and the new card has been fully distributed to account holders,” the bank said. “The new card has EMV/chip technology supported by signature for point-of-sale transactions, with added... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

25-Yr-Old Motorcyclist Found Lying Unconscious

25-Yr-Old Motorcyclist Found Lying Unconscious

A 25-year-old male motorcyclist is being treated in hospital for serious facial and head injuries after he was found lying unconscious on North Shore Road in Smiths around 3:00am this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:00am this morning, [August 25 2015] a 25yr old male motorcyclist was found lying unconscious with apparent facial... Read more of this article

80-Year-Old Injured In Collision In Shelly Bay

80-Year-Old Injured In Collision In Shelly Bay

[Updated with video + statement] As of 10.30am this morning [Aug 22] emergency personnel are on scene following a collision in the Shelly Bay area, in which one person has been injured. Both the Police and Fire Service are present, and it appears that a woman was been transported to hospital for medical treatment. This is at least the third collision this... Read more of this article

Four Firefighters Struck At Road Traffic Collision

Four Firefighters Struck At Road Traffic Collision

[Updated with video + statements. BFRS confirm that the person involved in the original collision was extracted from the vehicle using the 'jaws of life,' and four firefighters were struck by a motorist that was not involved in the initial collision. All four firefighters received medical attention at the hospital and were released.] At sometime around... Read more of this article


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