OBA Leader On New Chief Justice Appointment

OBA Leader On New Chief Justice Appointment

Governor John Rankin today [April 25] announced the appointment of Mr Narinder Hargun as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, from 14 July 2018. Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden tonight said, “I welcome the decision by His Excellency the Governor to accept the recommendation of the Judicial and Legal Services Committee to name Narinder... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: April 25 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: April 25 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 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

Premier: “An Affront To Elected Government”

Premier: “An Affront To Elected Government”

“An affront to the elected Government of Bermuda,” Premier David Burt today after the Governor announced Narinder Hargun as the new Chief Justice, with the Premier saying that the Governor is required to consult with the Premier, and the Governor did consult with him and he “shared with him that this Government could not support the recommendation.” The... Read more of this article

Narinder Hargun Appointed New Chief Justice

Narinder Hargun Appointed New Chief Justice

[Updated] Governor John Rankin has announced the appointment of Mr Narinder Hargun as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, from 14 July 2018. He replaces Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley who announced last year he would be stepping down in July. Governor Rankin said “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Narinder Hargun as Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Ministry: 92 Bus Runs Cancelled On Wednesday

Ministry: 92 Bus Runs Cancelled On Wednesday

The Ministry released a list of bus cancellations for this afternoon [Apr 25] with ninety-two bus runs cancelled.  Bus route cancellations were happening quite frequently earlier this year, however this is the first time they have announced cancellations since February, and the reasons for the cancellations is unclear, however we are seeking clarification... Read more of this article

Group Urge Govt To Work On Immigration Reform

Group Urge Govt To Work On Immigration Reform

The “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” group said they “urge the Government to continue to work on completing comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform to correct the injustices and divisions that it has created within families.” A spokesperson said, “The individuals behind the ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ Facebook... Read more of this article

‘National Day Of Peace’ Event On May 9th

‘National Day Of Peace’ Event On May 9th

The Ministry of National Security in partnership with members of Bermuda’s interfaith community and helping agencies will mark May 9, 2018 as a National Day of Peace. “The aim of the event is to bring the community together to remember those who have been lost through tragic circumstances, and to engage in supportive and healing activities,”... Read more of this article


Dr Evans ‘Remains Committed To The Youth’

Dr Evans ‘Remains Committed To The Youth’

Following the settlement of his legal action against the Government, Dr Freddie Evans said he remains committed to the youth of Bermuda, and plans on utilizing his full energy and expertise to support the Department of Youth Sport and Recreation in every way that he can. The circumstances surrounding Dr. Evans’ removal as Commissioner of Education... Read more of this article

Jeff Baron ‘Stepping Away From Politics’

Jeff Baron ‘Stepping Away From Politics’

[Updated] Jeff Baron — the former National Security Minister and elected OBA MP for Constituency #25 Warwick North East — has announced he is “stepping away from politics – effective today.” Mr Baron tweeted “Dear Bermuda: Thank you. It’s been a privilege to serve you for the last 5+ years of my life. I am stepping... Read more of this article

Ministry Is ‘Robustly Investigating The Matter’

Ministry Is ‘Robustly Investigating The Matter’

Following the circulation of a video showing a W&E truck stuck in a rather unusual position, the Public Works Ministry said it is “robustly investigating the matter.” In response to Bernews queries, a Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is aware of the video circulating. At this stage the Ministry advises... Read more of this article

RA Seek Feedback: Electronic Communications

RA Seek Feedback: Electronic Communications

The moratorium on issuing new Integrated Communications Operating Licences [ICOLs] could be reviewed; new regulations put in place to protect the Island’s internet network if an undersea cable is damaged; and, consumers could be given compensation for outages or failures in service. Those are just some of the topics being examined in a new wave of... Read more of this article

Aming: Likely The Same Shark Being Seen

Aming: Likely The Same Shark Being Seen

Following the recent shark sightings, local expert Choy Aming said he is “almost positive that the same hammerhead is being spotted repeatedly” and explained that hammerheads “are quite docile and are not really a threat to people” and “noted that this may be the only hammerhead you see in Bermuda in your life.” There... Read more of this article

Functional Skills Students Employability Initiative

Functional Skills Students Employability Initiative

[Written by CedarBridge Academy Functional Academics Teacher Tia Kipps] Experience is crucial for special education students. Students with disabilities face significant post-school challenges; finding work, engaging higher education, and being independent in the community and the world of work can all be difficult for students after they leave high... Read more of this article

Video: April 25th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: April 25th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Woman injured in a collision in Smiths, 37 people complete Guest Room Attendant Program, Happy Hour set to return at Newstead, 30 people participated in ‘Grow Eat Save’ workshop, BTUC invites public to join rally on May 1st, Scout Association holds St. George’s Day Parade, Regiment fires gun salute to commemorate the Royal Birth, Choy... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s U17 Women’s Team Arrive Home

Bermuda’s U17 Women’s Team Arrive Home

There were cheers as the Bermuda Women’s Under 17 National team arrived back at the LF Wade International Airport last night. The team arrived home after the remainder of the CONCACAF World Cup Women’s Under 17 Qualifiers was cancelled due to unrest in Nicaragua, and were greeted by friends, family, the Minister of Sports Michael Weeks as well as... Read more of this article

Klout Social Media Rankings For April 2018

Klout Social Media Rankings For April 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] People are sharing less on social media platforms. Concerns about privacy, people deleting their social accounts, and algorithm changes have caused a steep drop in content sharing. This from Buzzsumo’s 2018 Content Trends Report, which states social sharing has halved from 2015 to 2017. The report shows that it took only 62... Read more of this article

Tragedy In Toronto: Ten Dead After Van Attack

Tragedy In Toronto: Ten Dead After Van Attack

[Written by Don Burgess] The co-owner of Edgehill Manor was driving along Yonge Street in Toronto just minutes before a man killed ten people, and injured 14 others with his van as it smashed its way down a busy sidewalk. Chris Morris told Bernews he left his mother-in-laws place to take a trip on the 401 Freeway. “At 1:30 the guy went careening... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: April 24 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: April 24 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 Minute Video:... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: April 25 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: April 25 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 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

Video: April 25th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: April 25th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Woman injured in a collision in Smiths, 37 people complete Guest Room Attendant Program, Happy Hour set to return at Newstead, 30 people participated in ‘Grow Eat Save’ workshop, BTUC invites public to join rally on May 1st, Scout Association holds St. George’s Day Parade, Regiment fires gun salute to commemorate the Royal Birth, Choy... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: April 24 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: April 24 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 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos: Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament

Photos: Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament

The Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament came to an end inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium, with the Fun Divas from the USA crowned the Champions. The National Alumni Team Island Girls finished in 2nd place, while the 3rd place team was the Bermuda Women’s National Team White Caps, and the Consolation Round Winners were the Bermuda Women’s National... Read more of this article

Inshanae Smith Wins 100M & 200M At VCCS

Inshanae Smith Wins 100M & 200M At VCCS

Inshanae Smith competed in the Victory Christian Center School [VCCS] Track Meet representing the host. Smith won the Women’s Varsity 100 meters final stopping the clock in a time of 12.85, and also won the Women’s Varsity 200 Meters final in a time of 26.83. In her final event Smith would finish 5th competing in the Women’s Varsity 400 meters... Read more of this article

Where To Watch Saturday’s Triathlon Event

Where To Watch Saturday’s Triathlon Event

Organisers are gearing up for Saturday’s World Triathlon Series, which is hosted on our shores for the first time, and have provided information on where to watch. “There are several key vantage points for watching the racing live as competitors cycle and then run through the streets of Hamilton. Maps of the racecourse are available at www.tribermuda.com,”... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Travel Edge Bermuda Hires DeShae DeShields

Travel Edge Bermuda Hires DeShae DeShields

Travel Edge announced that DeShae DeShields has joined their Bermuda team in the newly created position of Business Development and Client Services Manager. “DeShae brings years of relevant business experience from companies including Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust and Freisenbruch-Meyer Group,” the company said. “Upon joining... Read more of this article

RA Seek Feedback: Electronic Communications

RA Seek Feedback: Electronic Communications

The moratorium on issuing new Integrated Communications Operating Licences [ICOLs] could be reviewed; new regulations put in place to protect the Island’s internet network if an undersea cable is damaged; and, consumers could be given compensation for outages or failures in service. Those are just some of the topics being examined in a new wave of... Read more of this article

Arch Enters Transaction With Catalina General

Arch Enters Transaction With Catalina General

Arch Reinsurance has entered into a reinsurance transaction with Catalina General Insurance Ltd. [Catalina] to reinsure run-off liabilities associated with certain discontinued US Specialty Casualty exposures and various discontinued US Standard Programs businesses. Arch Re assumed the liabilities from its affiliate, Arch Insurance Company, over time... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Klout Social Media Rankings For April 2018

Klout Social Media Rankings For April 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] People are sharing less on social media platforms. Concerns about privacy, people deleting their social accounts, and algorithm changes have caused a steep drop in content sharing. This from Buzzsumo’s 2018 Content Trends Report, which states social sharing has halved from 2015 to 2017. The report shows that it took only 62... Read more of this article

Happy Hour Is Back At Newstead Resort

Happy Hour Is Back At Newstead Resort

Happy Hour is set to return at the Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, with the resort set to begin hosting the weekly events on Friday, May 4, from 5-9 pm. Once a well known Happy Hour event, the resort said they are “looking forward to putting the fun back into Fridays with a weekly night of music, food, drink and revelry.” “The... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

Photos & Video: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

This year’s Ag Show came to an end on Saturday [April 21] after three full days of people arriving at the Botanical Gardens to enjoy the wide array of exhibits, activities and events available at the annual event, which this year had the theme “Through The Ages”.The organisers previously announced through the generous sponsorship of AXIS... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Aming: Likely The Same Shark Being Seen

Aming: Likely The Same Shark Being Seen

Following the recent shark sightings, local expert Choy Aming said he is “almost positive that the same hammerhead is being spotted repeatedly” and explained that hammerheads “are quite docile and are not really a threat to people” and “noted that this may be the only hammerhead you see in Bermuda in your life.” There... Read more of this article

Notices To Be Issued: Overhanging Vegetation

Notices To Be Issued: Overhanging Vegetation

The Ministry of Public Works will soon be issuing notices to “residents whose overhanging vegetation poses a hazard to motorists and pedestrians,” and “if residents fail to adhere to the notice, Ministry personnel will conduct the work at the property owner’s expense.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public... Read more of this article

Hammerhead Shark ‘Visits’ White Horse Pub

Hammerhead Shark ‘Visits’ White Horse Pub

[Written by Don Burgess] A video of a hammerhead shark outside of the White Horse Pub & Restaurant has gone viral. At around 3 pm on Friday, a hammerhead shark was seen along the bridge to Ordnance Island. A quick-thinking jetski instructor from KS Watersports filmed the shark swimming just below the surface of the water. He shared that with Chris... Read more of this article

CRIME

Suspended Sentence For Dropping Baby

Suspended Sentence For Dropping Baby

A father who dropped his seven-month old son out of a second-storey window has received a suspended prison sentence. This afternoon Anthony Davis was sentenced to nine months in prison — however it was suspended for two years — for injuring his son having previously admitting a charge related to it at a previous hearing. Davis, who appeared... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Aggravated Burglary

Court: Man Charged With Aggravated Burglary

A 20-year-old man has appeared at Magistrates’ Court charged with aggravated burglary. Anthony Williams Jr is accused of entering a Pembroke property as a trespasser with intent to steal on April 18, this year. Mr Williams, of Sandys, did not enter a plea to the charge in court this morning because the matter can only be heard at Supreme Court. He... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With 2011 Shooting

Court: Man Charged With 2011 Shooting

A 27-year-old man has appeared in Magistrates Court accused of a shooting in 2011. Khyri Smith-Williams is charged with unlawfully shooting Tyrone Pedro in Warwick on October 24, 2011  with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm. Mr Smith-Williams, 27, was also charged with using a firearm to commit an indictable offence at Magistrates’ Court... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

RA Seek Feedback: Electronic Communications

RA Seek Feedback: Electronic Communications

The moratorium on issuing new Integrated Communications Operating Licences [ICOLs] could be reviewed; new regulations put in place to protect the Island’s internet network if an undersea cable is damaged; and, consumers could be given compensation for outages or failures in service. Those are just some of the topics being examined in a new wave of consultation by the... Read more of this article

Klout Social Media Rankings For April 2018

Klout Social Media Rankings For April 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] People are sharing less on social media platforms. Concerns about privacy, people deleting their social accounts, and algorithm changes have caused a steep drop in content sharing. This from Buzzsumo’s 2018 Content Trends Report, which states social sharing has halved from 2015 to 2017. The report shows that it took only 62 shares for a post... Read more of this article

Column: Insurtech, Demystifying The Hype

Column: Insurtech, Demystifying The Hype

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] I work in the reinsurance world. Wait don’t leave.Specifically, I work in the legal sector, and for whatever reason, it always feels like conference and/or event season. And I’ve been to a number of insurance and reinsurance related events/conferences lately. And every single one has had one panel [some two] on one particular... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Ministry Is ‘Robustly Investigating The Matter’

Ministry Is ‘Robustly Investigating The Matter’

Following the circulation of a video showing a W&E truck stuck in a rather unusual position, the Public Works Ministry said it is “robustly investigating the matter.” In response to Bernews queries, a Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is aware of the video circulating. At this stage the Ministry advises... Read more of this article

Woman Injured In Collision In Smiths

Woman Injured In Collision In Smiths

[Updated] As of 3.00pm this afternoon [April 24] traffic is being diverted in the Harrington Sound Road area following a collision. A police spokesperson said, “Police and first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place on Harrington Sound Road in the area of Sommerall Road in Smiths at 1:57pm today [Tuesday]. “It... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist In Stable Condition After Crash

Motorcyclist In Stable Condition After Crash

A 32-year-old Smith’s parish man is in stable condition on a general ward following a collision on Wednesday [Apr 18].A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [April 20h] the 32-year-old Smith’s parish man hurt in a single vehicle 50cc scooter crash in Spanish Point Park around 8pm Wednesday, April 18th was recovering in stable... Read more of this article