Photos: “Pirates” Make People Walk The Plank

Photos: “Pirates” Make People Walk The Plank

The Pirates of Bermuda took a number of people “hostage” today [March 1], however the hostage taking was all in the name of a good cause, with the hostages either saved by the paying of charitable ransom, or people could also donate to see them walk the plank, with donations for both goals going to support the Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s... Read more of this article

Ministry: Section Of Palmetto Road Closed

Ministry: Section Of Palmetto Road Closed

The Ministry of Public Works advised that Palmetto Road is closed from Bishop Spencer Road to Marsh Folly Road, due to a “further collapse of material overnight as a result of rain.” A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public that Palmetto Road is closed from Bishop Spencer Road to Marsh Folly Road. “All... Read more of this article

2000lb Great White Passing South Of Bermuda

2000lb Great White Passing South Of Bermuda

A 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark named “Lydia” is making her way past the south of Bermuda today [March 1], according to ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia is no stranger to Bermuda’s waters, having passed by our general vicinity a few times before, however this time happens to coincide with her 2 year tagging anniversary. On March... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Be Showcased At Charleston Event

Bermuda To Be Showcased At Charleston Event

Bermuda’s culinary and cultural heritage will be on display at two sold-out events at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival this week, courtesy of a Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] promotional partnership. According to their 2014 annual report [PDF], last year’s Charleston Wine + Food Festival welcomed more than 21,500 guests, with 64% from the... Read more of this article

Sunday March 1st: “Good News” Spotlight

Sunday March 1st: “Good News” Spotlight

There were many positive stories that emerged this week, including news that Annex Toys is offering a free trip to Florida, a new video from local musician Kid Clazzic, Taylor-Ashley Bean being named the Women’s MVP at the 2015 CIAA Indoor Track and Field Tournament, Nahki Wells scoring a goal in a Huddersfield win, and Reggie Lambe also scoring in... Read more of this article

Reggie Lambe Scores In Mansfield Town Win

Reggie Lambe Scores In Mansfield Town Win

Reggie Lambe and his Mansfield Town teammates registered a 2-1 win today [Feb 28], with Lambe scoring the first goal for his team in the 46th minute of play. The club’s match report said, “Mansfield Town staved off tough opposition to register a valuable 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge in this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two match... Read more of this article

Photos: Art Walk Carnival Of Light In St George’s

Photos: Art Walk Carnival Of Light In St George’s

Despite the rain showers, a large crowd made their way to the ‘Art Walk Carnival of Lights’ in St. George’s last night [Feb 27] , with the event featuring local artists and live entertainment with a ‘glow in the dark’ flair. Water Street was lined with vendors displaying their wares while performances were held under black-lights... Read more of this article

Stevedoring Services & BIU Reach Agreement

Stevedoring Services & BIU Reach Agreement

[Updated] Stevedoring Services and the BIU have reached an agreement which will see Stevedoring institute a wage freeze for the upcoming 2016 fiscal year as well as freeze hiring on certain posts. Warren Jones, the CEO Polaris Holding Company Limited said, “In June of last year, we informed you that the Portworkers’ Division of the Bermuda Industrial... Read more of this article

Dept Probes Two Cases Of Suspected Measles

Dept Probes Two Cases Of Suspected Measles

The Department of Health today [Feb 27] confirmed that the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is investigating two suspected cases of measles on the island. “The two cases have come to the attention of the ESU in the past week: the first suspected case on February 25th and the second on February 26th. Close contacts of those individuals are being... Read more of this article

Full Text: PLP’s Reply To 2015-2016 Budget

Full Text: PLP’s Reply To 2015-2016 Budget

Shadow Finance Minister David Burt delivered the Progressive Labour Party’s official response to the 2015 Budget in the House of Assembly today [Feb 27], where he urged the Government to get serious about diversification, regulate ‘payday lenders’ who are charging interest rates of 260%, move on the decriminalisation of cannabis, reform... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: SPCA Hosts ‘Paws To The Park’

Photos & Video: SPCA Hosts ‘Paws To The Park’

[Updated with video] The Bermuda SPCA hosted their ‘Paws to the Park’ event today [March 1] at St. Paul’s Church in Paget, with the event kicking off with a dog walk, which saw participants walking to raise funds. In describing the event previously, a spokesperson said, “Your fundraising efforts will be rewarded! The first 100 people... Read more of this article

Video: Showcasing Bermuda’s Beaches & Waters

Video: Showcasing Bermuda’s Beaches & Waters

A video from our new sister site ForeverBermuda.com aims to provide viewers with a look at Bermuda’s unique landscape, providing views of many of the island’s beautiful destinations, including Shelly Bay, Astwood Park, Flatt’s, Hamilton Harbour, Warwick Long Bay, Cooper’s Island, Horseshoe Bay, Devonshire Bay, and Elbow Beach. The video,... Read more of this article

Video & Full Results: Telford Electric Magic Mile

Video & Full Results: Telford Electric Magic Mile

The 2015 Telford Electric Magic Mile event took place at the National Sports Center in wet conditions yesterday [Feb 28]. Ashley Irby ran to victory in the 13 – 15 Girls Age Group crossing the line in a time of 5:39.08, Laura Hope was second recording a time of 6:15.26 and Aaliyah Simons finished third clocking 6:50.35. In the 13 – 15 Boy’s Age... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Video & Full Results: Telford Electric Magic Mile

Video & Full Results: Telford Electric Magic Mile

The 2015 Telford Electric Magic Mile event took place at the National Sports Center in wet conditions yesterday [Feb 28]. Ashley Irby ran to victory in the 13 – 15 Girls Age Group crossing the line in a time of 5:39.08, Laura Hope was second recording a time of 6:15.26 and Aaliyah Simons finished third clocking 6:50.35. In the 13 – 15 Boy’s Age... Read more of this article

Caribbean Basketball: Bermuda In Group B

Caribbean Basketball: Bermuda In Group B

The draw for the 2015 Caribbean Basketball Confederation [CBC] Championships were held earlier this week in Barbados, with Bermuda drawn in Group B alongside Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Guyana and Suriname. The 2015 CBC Championships for Women will commence on June 9th – 13th in Tortola, British Virgin Islands and will have the participation... Read more of this article

Women’s Futsal League: Dandy Stars, PHC Win

Women’s Futsal League: Dandy Stars, PHC Win

Women’s futsal action continued this past weekend, with Dandy Stars recording an 8-0 win over Young Men Social Club, while the PHC Lady Zebras defeated Hamilton Parish 10-1/ Dandy Stars 8 Young Men Social Club 0 At half time Dandy Stars lead Young Men Social Club 1 – 0, however, Dandy Stars settled down in the second half to score 7 more goals... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Third Point Re Reports Net Loss Of $14.7 Million

Third Point Re Reports Net Loss Of $14.7 Million

Bermuda-based Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. Third Point Re reported a net loss of $14.7 million, or $(0.14) per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with net income of $80.1 million, or $0.75 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter... Read more of this article

Appleby Advises Joyas International Holdings

Appleby Advises Joyas International Holdings

Law firm Appleby acted as Bermuda counsel to Joyas International Holdings Limited [Joyas] in relation to its proposed renounceable non-underwritten rights issue of warrants and convertible bonds. Joyas will issue warrants at an aggregate price of up to approximately S$3.5 million and 7.0% convertible bonds due 2020 at an aggregate price of up to approximately... Read more of this article

White Mountains Declares $1 Annual Dividend

White Mountains Declares $1 Annual Dividend

At its regular meeting held on February 26, 2015, the Board of Directors of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. declared a $1.00 per share annual dividend, payable in cash on March 25, 2015, to holders of record of Common Shares as of the close of business on March 16, 2015. White Mountains is a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Artist Shares Her Illustrated Bermuda Adventure

Artist Shares Her Illustrated Bermuda Adventure

Fashion illustrator Meagan Morrison is sharing what she called her “illustrated adventure” to the island, with the images she created featured  in a spread on Conde Nast Traveler dubbed “Drawn to Bermuda”. In addition to the spread on Conde Nast, the artist — who has worked for notables including Armani, Calvin Klein... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: SPCA Hosts ‘Paws To The Park’

Photos & Video: SPCA Hosts ‘Paws To The Park’

[Updated with video] The Bermuda SPCA hosted their ‘Paws to the Park’ event today [March 1] at St. Paul’s Church in Paget, with the event kicking off with a dog walk, which saw participants walking to raise funds. In describing the event previously, a spokesperson said, “Your fundraising efforts will be rewarded! The first 100 people... Read more of this article

ADHT Day Of Remembrance Tickets On Sale

ADHT Day Of Remembrance Tickets On Sale

The ADHT Bermuda Foundation announced that tickets for the events that will take place during the week of 22nd March – 28th March 2015 to commemorate the 2015 International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade are now on sale at locations from Somerset to St. George’s.Tickets available at: Caesar’s... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

2000lb Great White Passing South Of Bermuda

2000lb Great White Passing South Of Bermuda

A 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark named “Lydia” is making her way past the south of Bermuda today [March 1], according to ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia is no stranger to Bermuda’s waters, having passed by our general vicinity a few times before, however this time happens to coincide with her 2 year tagging anniversary. On March... Read more of this article

Educational Opportunities Aboard Endurance

Educational Opportunities Aboard Endurance

From exploring the surface, to diving beneath the ocean waves, a voyage aboard the Endurance brings with it a multitude of raw emotions that can embolden the most fearful, inspire the most discouraged, and impassion the most indifferent. Bringing these sentiments alive in the hearts of every student is a priority at the Bermuda Zoological Society, especially... Read more of this article

Tank Punctured, Results In Small Diesel Oil Spill

Tank Punctured, Results In Small Diesel Oil Spill

A small diesel oil spill occurred on Tuesday [Feb 24] when a crane fuel tank was accidentally punctured in the vicinity of Bethell’s Island, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] said. A BMOC spokesperson said, “A diligent member of the public contacts BMOC to report an oil slick in Ely’s Harbour. The gentleman also reports the presence... Read more of this article

CRIME

Woman Denies Stealing Codfish & Dryer Sheets

Woman Denies Stealing Codfish & Dryer Sheets

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 26], a 56-year-old woman denied stealing items including dryer sheets and codfish. Ms Marion Minors pleaded not guilty to stealing a packet of Bounce dryer sheets, codfish, and tilapia fish from a Marketplace store in December 2013. The charge stated that the goods were valued at $27.79. Magistrate Khamisi... Read more of this article

24 Year Old Woman Denies Assaulting Man

24 Year Old Woman Denies Assaulting Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 26], a 24-year-old woman denied assaulting a man and damaging property. Ms Tiara Hayward pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting a man; and unlawfully damaging a screen door and glass panels in a door which belonged to the man. The alleged actions are alleged to have taken place in Sandys in June... Read more of this article

Police Respond To ISIS Graffiti On Buildings

Police Respond To ISIS Graffiti On Buildings

[Updated with video] The Bermuda police are currently on scene at various locations, following the appearance of graffiti with a slogan appearing to reference the international terrorist group ISIS appearing on buildings, including the Cabinet Office.ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] – sometimes referred to as ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

March TV: Series Premieres & Much More

March TV: Series Premieres & Much More

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] “All Star Academy” – Premieres Sunday, March 1, at 10pm on Food Network In this upcoming series from Food Network, four top chefs will mentor teams of America’s top home cooks for a fierce competition that puts their reputations on the line, and will see one talented home cook take home a $50,000 prize. The... Read more of this article

Link Bermuda Stablizes Network After Issue

Link Bermuda Stablizes Network After Issue

Link Bermuda today apologized [Feb 26] for any inconvenience caused to customers that experienced call drop-outs and busy signals on outgoing long distance and roaming calls over the last few days. A spokesperson said, “The intermittent faults were traced to transmission issues with an overseas service partner’s network and this had an impact on some long distance... Read more of this article

Bermuda Business Register To Offer Benefits

Bermuda Business Register To Offer Benefits

[Updated with video] Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation today [Feb 26] officially launched the Business Register, which contains over 5,000 business listings, and will be made available to the public. Minister Fahy said, “The BEDC is mandated under the BEDC Act 1980 to maintain a Register of Small Businesses, Medium-Sized... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Person Extracted From Vehicle After Crash

Person Extracted From Vehicle After Crash

[Updated] At approximately 3:07am this morning [Feb 28] the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a report of a single vehicle road traffic accident on the North Shore Road in Pembroke, near to the Tyne’s Bay Treatment Facility. Fire Service spokesperson, Sergeant Russann Francis stated, “The Fire Service responded to a road traffic... Read more of this article

Tank Punctured, Results In Small Diesel Oil Spill

Tank Punctured, Results In Small Diesel Oil Spill

A small diesel oil spill occurred on Tuesday [Feb 24] when a crane fuel tank was accidentally punctured in the vicinity of Bethell’s Island, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] said. A BMOC spokesperson said, “A diligent member of the public contacts BMOC to report an oil slick in Ely’s Harbour. The gentleman also reports the presence... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: East End House Fire Extinguished

Photos/Video: East End House Fire Extinguished

[Updated] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel attended a house fire at approximately 8.30pm tonight [Feb 25] on Talavera Lane located in Wellington, St. George’s. Two fire service vehicles responded with police personnel also attending the scene. Fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze and searched the property.... Read more of this article


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