Audio: LeVar Burton Reads Damion Wilson Story

Audio: LeVar Burton Reads Damion Wilson Story

American Actor Levar Burton — best known for his roles in Star Trek and Roots — featured the short story “Daddy” written by Damion Wilson on an episode of his podcast, with Mr Burton calling Mr Wilson a “very accomplished writer.” The podcast features short fiction handpicked by Mr Burton himself, who selected the story... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the thieves steal industrial washers, a dryer and nine ceiling fans from the Transformational Living Centre, the African Cultural Marketplace held, the second Creatives Live event featuring the Unit Band, Nahki Wells score for Bristol City, and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below,... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Pelican Of London’ Ship Visits Bermuda

Photos: ‘Pelican Of London’ Ship Visits Bermuda

The Pelican of London tall ship is visiting the island, with the sail training trip having an aim to provide young people with “vital skills such as communication, team work, lateral thinking and building self-confidence.” According to their website, “Originally named ‘le Pelican’ the ship was built in France in 1948 to work as a fishing trawler... Read more of this article

New Regiment Soldiers Complete Recruit Camp

New Regiment Soldiers Complete Recruit Camp

Bermuda’s newest soldiers finished Recruit Camp at the weekend ready to start the next phase of their careers in the military. Almost 50 recruits completed two weeks of training on Friday and will begin to build on the basics from next week. Private Naphtali Smith, 18, from Pembroke, said: “I’m happy that it’s over – but I’m looking forward... Read more of this article

Thieves Steal From Living Centre For Families

Thieves Steal From Living Centre For Families

[Updated] A local charity is asking the public to look out for anyone trying to sell industrial washers, a dryer and nine ceiling fans, after thieves stole the items from the Transformational Living Centre [TLC] for Families on Parson’s Road. Habitat for Humanity and the Women’s Resource Centre said they are “most saddened to have discovered... Read more of this article

Finance Minister: Estimated Savings Of $20M

Finance Minister: Estimated Savings Of $20M

“In fiscal year 2021/22 I have determined to defund any vacant post unless the funding for it has been allocated in support of delivering a service or active recruitment for the post is underway” which “results in estimated savings to the public purse of approximately $20.0 million.” This was stated in the 2021/22 Bermuda Budget,... Read more of this article

Videos: City Of Hamilton Highlights Their Parks

Videos: City Of Hamilton Highlights Their Parks

The City Of Hamilton posted six videos offering scenic views of the various parks within the City, with the City urging all users of its parks to “respect the environmental integrity of our carefully-tended green areas, and to respect everyone else when visiting them, this enables each park to become a true oasis of peace and beauty in the heart... Read more of this article


ABIR Donates Over 100 Books To Local Schools

ABIR Donates Over 100 Books To Local Schools

ABIR has donated more than 100 copies of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s book ‘How to be an Antiracist’ to 14 local public and private, middle and high schools, the Bermuda College and Bermuda public libraries. “The donation follows the ABIR-sponsored 2020 Dive-In Bermuda: How To Be An Anti-Racist: A Fireside Chat with AIG Bermuda’s Country... Read more of this article

Minister: Saliva Test Required For Contact Sports

Minister: Saliva Test Required For Contact Sports

“Contact sports bring a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission, therefore the Government requires adults wishing to participate in Stage 3 and 4 sports [contact sports training and competitive play] to undertake a saliva COVID-19 test and repeat every 28 – 30 days,” Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets said.A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Leader Initial Budget Response

Video: OBA Leader Initial Budget Response

The One Bermuda Alliance Leader Cole Simons provided an initial response to the 2021/22 Bermuda Budget, which was presented in the House of Assembly by Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson on Friday. Related StoriesBudget Does Not Ask For 10% Pay Reduction Chamber Of Commerce Budget Response Parliament: Order Of Business For February... Read more of this article

February 2021: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

February 2021: Top 10 Bernews “Photo Of Day”

Aiming to provide the community with a look at Bermuda’s natural beauty each morning, Bernews features a “Photo of the Day” in our email newsletters and on social media seven days a week. Always popular, February’s photos attracted tens of thousands of reactions across our various social media networks, and judging by the number of reader’s... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Feb 28th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Feb 28th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that students from St David’s Primary School shared positive messages with morning commuters, swimmer Madelyn Moore won gold medals at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in Utah, Nahki Wells scored for Bristol City and 1,215 lionfish were caught during the annual Winter Lionfish Derby were all some of the positive news stories from... Read more of this article

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For February 2021

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For February 2021

During February, Bernews posted over 150 videos across our various social networks — and also relaunched an upgraded version of our dedicated video website Bernews.TV — and the most viewed videos for the month included an aerial view of the Southlands Park, Francis Patton Primary School’s Longtail plunge, a fire, demolition footage, a... Read more of this article

McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett: Black History Essay

McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett: Black History Essay

[Written by Warwick Academy student McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett, the second place winner of the Conyers Black History Month Essay Competition] The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a heroine as a woman who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great. When I think of a black heroine of Bermuda’s legal system, Dame... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Videos: City Of Hamilton Highlights Their Parks

Videos: City Of Hamilton Highlights Their Parks

The City Of Hamilton posted six videos offering scenic views of the various parks within the City, with the City urging all users of its parks to “respect the environmental integrity of our carefully-tended green areas, and to respect everyone else when visiting them, this enables each park to become a true oasis of peace and beauty in the heart... Read more of this article

Video: Michael Douglas Promotes Hope Song

Video: Michael Douglas Promotes Hope Song

Actor Michael Douglas posted a video to his more than 5 million Facebook and Instagram followers promoting a new song — which involves multiple Bermudians — called ‘Hope’ which is set to be released on March 1st.Mr Douglas posted the video below and said, “Hey guys! Have a little treat for you. My friend Tony Brannon... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Leader Initial Budget Response

Video: OBA Leader Initial Budget Response

The One Bermuda Alliance Leader Cole Simons provided an initial response to the 2021/22 Bermuda Budget, which was presented in the House of Assembly by Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson on Friday. Related StoriesBudget Does Not Ask For 10% Pay Reduction Chamber Of Commerce Budget Response Parliament: Order Of Business For February... Read more of this article

SPORTS

SailGP Inspire To Partner With Endeavour Sailing

SailGP Inspire To Partner With Endeavour Sailing

For the SailGP Season 2 opener in Bermuda, SailGP Inspire will be partnering with Endeavour Community Sailing Programme, which will “help to continue to build on Endeavour’s efforts to engage a diverse range of Bermuda’s youth in sailing through education programmes and maritime careers.” A spokesperson said, “SailGP Inspire... Read more of this article

Hopkins Concludes Competing In Cyclistic Vuelta

Hopkins Concludes Competing In Cyclistic Vuelta

Kaden Hopkins concluded competing in the National Independence Cyclistic Vuelta 2021 in the Dominican Republic. Hopkins covered the 130km Final Stage distance in a time of 2:55.00 to cross the line 9th, with the same time as the Stage winner Cesar Alberto Marte Arias. Hopkins, the Under 23 Division Defending Champion, finished second in the Under 23... Read more of this article

Results: Fat Tire Massive Race At Hog Bay Park

Results: Fat Tire Massive Race At Hog Bay Park

The Bermuda Fat Tire Massive 2020/2021 Mountain Bike Race Series season continued at Hog Bay Park. Robin Horsfield once again proved too strong for the Male Open 60 Minute field when he clocked a 9 lap winning time of 48:35.9, Alexander Miller was second after completing 8 laps clocking 45:11.1, and Liam Flannery also completed 8 laps clocking 45:54.8. The... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

SiriusPoint Launches With Over $3B In Capital

SiriusPoint Launches With Over $3B In Capital

SiriusPoint Ltd., an international specialty insurance and reinsurance company, has launched with over $3 billion in initial capital. “The Bermuda-based Company has been formed as the result of the previously announced merger between Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., a specialty reinsurer, and Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd., a global multi-line... Read more of this article

Finance Minister: Estimated Savings Of $20M

Finance Minister: Estimated Savings Of $20M

“In fiscal year 2021/22 I have determined to defund any vacant post unless the funding for it has been allocated in support of delivering a service or active recruitment for the post is underway” which “results in estimated savings to the public purse of approximately $20.0 million.” This was stated in the 2021/22 Bermuda Budget,... Read more of this article

ABIR Donates Over 100 Books To Local Schools

ABIR Donates Over 100 Books To Local Schools

ABIR has donated more than 100 copies of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s book ‘How to be an Antiracist’ to 14 local public and private, middle and high schools, the Bermuda College and Bermuda public libraries. “The donation follows the ABIR-sponsored 2020 Dive-In Bermuda: How To Be An Anti-Racist: A Fireside Chat with AIG Bermuda’s Country... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Irie 98.3 FM Reggae Music Station Back On Air

Irie 98.3 FM Reggae Music Station Back On Air

Irie 98.3 fm, Bermuda’s 24-hour reggae music station, resumed over-the-air broadcasting at the weekend after engineers moved the station’s transmitter and antenna to government’s new tower in Prospect, Devonshire. “The move will mean Irie’s signal will be stronger and clearer from the new tower,” the station said. Irie... Read more of this article

Audio: LeVar Burton Reads Damion Wilson Story

Audio: LeVar Burton Reads Damion Wilson Story

American Actor Levar Burton — best known for his roles in Star Trek and Roots — featured the short story “Daddy” written by Damion Wilson on an episode of his podcast, with Mr Burton calling Mr Wilson a “very accomplished writer.” The podcast features short fiction handpicked by Mr Burton himself, who selected the story... Read more of this article

Video: Michael Douglas Promotes Hope Song

Video: Michael Douglas Promotes Hope Song

Actor Michael Douglas posted a video to his more than 5 million Facebook and Instagram followers promoting a new song — which involves multiple Bermudians — called ‘Hope’ which is set to be released on March 1st.Mr Douglas posted the video below and said, “Hey guys! Have a little treat for you. My friend Tony Brannon... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Videos: City Of Hamilton Highlights Their Parks

Videos: City Of Hamilton Highlights Their Parks

The City Of Hamilton posted six videos offering scenic views of the various parks within the City, with the City urging all users of its parks to “respect the environmental integrity of our carefully-tended green areas, and to respect everyone else when visiting them, this enables each park to become a true oasis of peace and beauty in the heart... Read more of this article

Garden Club Of Bermuda Donates $5K To KBB

Garden Club Of Bermuda Donates $5K To KBB

Members of the Garden Club of Bermuda made a donation of $5,000 to Keep Bermuda Beautiful this week.Garden Club President, Jan Macdonald and Garden Club Representative to the Keep Bermuda Beautiful Board, Susan Black presented the nonprofit organisation with a cheque for $5000 to sponsor cleanup kits. These kits, which include litter grabbers, are... Read more of this article

Brownies & Guides Take Part In KBB Clean Up

Brownies & Guides Take Part In KBB Clean Up

Bermuda’s Brownies and Guides recently participated in a Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] clean up, working in the area across from Southampton Rangers Club. A spokesperson said, “The Brownies and Guides participated in the KBB clean up on Saturday morning, where they worked in the area across from Southampton Rangers Club. Her Excellency, Ms.... Read more of this article

CRIME

Thieves Steal From Living Centre For Families

Thieves Steal From Living Centre For Families

[Updated] A local charity is asking the public to look out for anyone trying to sell industrial washers, a dryer and nine ceiling fans, after thieves stole the items from the Transformational Living Centre [TLC] for Families on Parson’s Road. Habitat for Humanity and the Women’s Resource Centre said they are “most saddened to have discovered... Read more of this article

Teen Stabbed At Bus Terminal, Two Arrested

Teen Stabbed At Bus Terminal, Two Arrested

[Updated] Two suspects have been arrested after a 16-year-old male was stabbed at the bus terminal in Hamilton today [Feb 24] with the police confirming that the 16-year-old’s injuries are “described as life threatening.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:00pm today, Wednesday 24th February, 2021, police responded to a report... Read more of this article

Member Of Public Hands In Bullet To Police

Member Of Public Hands In Bullet To Police

An off duty police officer “was approached by a member of the public who handed him a live bullet” and the bullet will be “forensically processed.” Bullet recovered A police spokesperson said, “An off duty police officer reported that just after 2:40 p.m. on Sunday 21st February, 2021, he was approached by a member of the public... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Irie 98.3 FM Reggae Music Station Back On Air

Irie 98.3 FM Reggae Music Station Back On Air

Irie 98.3 fm, Bermuda’s 24-hour reggae music station, resumed over-the-air broadcasting at the weekend after engineers moved the station’s transmitter and antenna to government’s new tower in Prospect, Devonshire. “The move will mean Irie’s signal will be stronger and clearer from the new tower,” the station said. Irie owner Ben Fairn... Read more of this article

Advisory: Spam Emails With Fake BELCO Billing

Advisory: Spam Emails With Fake BELCO Billing

BELCO today [Feb 25] issued an advisory that spam e-mails have been to their customers with fake BELCO billing information. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today issued an advisory to customers that within the last 24 hours spam e-mails have been sent from One Communications to our customers with a fake BELCO billing information. “Customers... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda & Pan African

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda & Pan African

In the first of what will be a new weekly series, Bernews’ first ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ graphic, found below, features a combination of the Bermuda and Pan African Flags in honour of Black History Month.The design below is also available here as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday for our latest free phone... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Bermuda Fire, Rescue Service Extinguish Car Fire

Bermuda Fire, Rescue Service Extinguish Car Fire

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service extinguished a vehicle fire in the Cobbs Hill area. A BFRS spokesperson said, “A 1:59pm on February 22 2021, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Dispatch revived a report of a vehicle on fire at Cobbs Hill. “BFRS responded with one appliance from the Hamilton Fire Station with a total of 5 firefighters. “On... Read more of this article

BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Training

BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Training

The public has been advised that there may be an increase of fire trucks on the road displaying emergency lights and sirens, as the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service will be conducting emergency driving exercises. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that starting on Monday, February 15, fire officers from the Bermuda Fire... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To 301 Calls In January

BFRS Respond To 301 Calls In January

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a total of 301 emergency incidents in January 2021, with firefighters handling pole fires, electrical fires, trash fires, oven fires, flooding incidents, and more. A breakdown of the incidents per fire station during the month is below. Hamilton Station71 Automatic Fire Alarms [AFA’s] 5 Pole Fires 1... Read more of this article