30 Minute Video: Oct 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 20 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

Free ‘Culture Fest’ Event On Sunday At SCC

Free ‘Culture Fest’ Event On Sunday At SCC

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released the performance line-up for this Sunday’s  [Oct 22] free Culture Fest at Somerset Cricket Club, saying “the 100 percent Bermudian programme is a wrap-up celebration for Rediscover the Rail Trail, an event described as a day of discovery along the Railway Trail in the west end.” The Railway Trail... Read more of this article

Ministry: 66 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

Ministry: 66 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

[Updated] The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this morning [Oct 20] with four bus runs cancelled so far today.Update 3.58pm: The Ministry has released the list of bus cancellations for this afternoon. There were 4 runs cancelled this morning, 62 cancelled this afternoon, for a total of... Read more of this article

Minister: School Students To Learn About IB

Minister: School Students To Learn About IB

An “exciting public–private partnership initiative” will allow “teachers to expose M2 and M3 students to the world of International Business in Bermuda through the use of resource material and lesson plans,” Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Oct 20], the Minister said, “The... Read more of this article

Minister: Garbage Collection, Tynes Bay Facility

Minister: Garbage Collection, Tynes Bay Facility

There are regularly as few as 8 garbage collection trucks serviceable out of a fleet of 19, an initial wave of recruitment of 5 laborers is currently in train, and the Tynes Bay Public Drop Off Facility will start opening at 7.00am on weekdays. This is according to Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch who provided an overview of the Tynes Bay... Read more of this article

Evening Celebrates Actor Earl Cameron

Evening Celebrates Actor Earl Cameron

Last night, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted an evening with legendary actor Earl Cameron entitled “Our Earl is 100 Years Young!”. Serving as as part of the Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series, the event took a look back at a career that spans more than six decades and 28 films Speaking at the event, Minister of Social Development... Read more of this article

National Security Minister: St. George’s Policing

National Security Minister: St. George’s Policing

Saying that it is important to discuss “some important facts surrounding the considerations for policing St. George’s,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an overview of the matter in the House of Assembly today [Oct 20]. “Statistically, the parish of St. George’s records amongst the lowest amount of crime across... Read more of this article


‘Three In Four Bermuda Residents Overweight’

‘Three In Four Bermuda Residents Overweight’

“Bermuda today is suffering from epidemic-levels of obesity and chronic non-communicable diseases like diabetes and kidney disease, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “I know we don’t like to hear it, but three in four of Bermuda’s residents are overweight or obese. This is among the highest in the world, and it’s not okay.” Speaking... Read more of this article

Procurement, Committees & Ministerial Code

Procurement, Committees & Ministerial Code

The now amended Ministerial Code of Conduct, which is expected to be tabled in the coming weeks, requires a Minister, as soon as possible after the receipt of all gifts of any value, to disclose the gift and also to disclose “all hospitality from any source which might reasonably be thought to influence Ministerial action in any manner.”This... Read more of this article

Premier On Meetings In Brussels, Paris, London

Premier On Meetings In Brussels, Paris, London

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Oct 20], Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt provided an overview of his recent engagement in Brussels, Paris and London. Premier Burt said, “Europe is going through its greatest reform in our lifetime. It is responding to the impact of United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, and... Read more of this article

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Early Bermuda maps have long been favourites of collectors worldwide, from vague and dangerous-looking first-encounter representations to lush, detail-packed manuscript renditions. But over the centuries, hundreds of remarkable maps of all types have been made of the island. Now Bermuda Maps, a new book from National Museum of Bermuda Press, tells the... Read more of this article

Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Gary Simons resigns from Preserve Marriage, Immigration Bill scheduled to be debated in Parliament today, actress Lena Headey accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons details spending on legal fees, mothers of murder victims launch ‘Mothers on a Mission‘, four people remain in hospital following... Read more of this article

Hamilton Dock Workers Take Industrial Action

Hamilton Dock Workers Take Industrial Action

Members of the Port Workers’ Division of the BIU took industrial action today [Oct 19] at the Hamilton Docks according to management of Polaris Holding Company Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Warren Jones said, “Stevedoring Services Limited [Polaris Holding Company Ltd.] can confirm that we received notice of industrial action from the Port... Read more of this article

BHB Promotes Healthy Drinks Options For Staff

BHB Promotes Healthy Drinks Options For Staff

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is taking the lead in helping its staff attain better health by cutting all drinks with high sugar content from its staff cafeterias. BHB’s Hotel Services Department has been phasing out its beverage offerings that contain more than 15 grams of sugar per serving. “This policy change will result in the elimination... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Walton Brown On Immigration Bill

Video: Minister Walton Brown On Immigration Bill

Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown held a press conference today [Oct 19] to address a “number of concerns that have been raised” about the Bermuda Immigration And Protection [No. 2] Act, which he said will be debated tomorrow in Parliament. Minister Brown said, “There has been a litany of comments made about what this Bill will provide... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Oct 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 19 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

BPS Confirm Death: 63-Year-Old Robert Wilson

BPS Confirm Death: 63-Year-Old Robert Wilson

The police have confirmed the death of 63-year-old Robert Wilson who was found in an unresponsive state at a Southampton residence on Tuesday [Oct 17]. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 63-year-old Robert Wilson and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. “Mr. Wilson was found... Read more of this article

Gary Simons Resigns From Preserve Marriage

Gary Simons Resigns From Preserve Marriage

Preserve Marriage has confirmed that they have “received and accepted the resignation of its Deputy Chair/Spokesperson Gary Simons.”The organisation told Bernews, “The Executive Committee of Preserve Marriage would like to advise its supporters that it has received and accepted the resignation of its Deputy Chair/Spokesperson Gary... Read more of this article

AG: ‘Reduce Our Dependency On Outsourcing’

AG: ‘Reduce Our Dependency On Outsourcing’

“Since 2013 Government has retained approximately 65 outside legal service providers to pursue various matters at a total cost to date of approximately 24.5 million dollars,” Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said, adding that “measures are warranted to increase our capacity to internally meet Government’s legal services needs... Read more of this article

Country Singer Donates Guitars To CedarBridge

Country Singer Donates Guitars To CedarBridge

Renowned US country singer Jessica Lynn, who performed at the Bermuda Festival in early 2017, has arranged for two acoustic guitars to be donated to the Cedarbridge Academy music department following her visit to the school to present an outreach programme to students. “The experience”, said Ms Lynn in an email to Tiffany Fox, head of music at the... Read more of this article

Video: Minister & Mothers On A Mission

Video: Minister & Mothers On A Mission

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines and the MOM Chairwomen held a press conference today [Oct 19] providing an introduction and an update on Mothers on a Mission [MOM]. Minister Caines said, “I am pleased today to introduce an initiative that is targeted at support, restoration and healing. This community is very familiar with the statistics... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: Oct 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 20 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: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Gary Simons resigns from Preserve Marriage, Immigration Bill scheduled to be debated in Parliament today, actress Lena Headey accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons details spending on legal fees, mothers of murder victims launch ‘Mothers on a Mission‘, four people remain in hospital following... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Walton Brown On Immigration Bill

Video: Minister Walton Brown On Immigration Bill

Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown held a press conference today [Oct 19] to address a “number of concerns that have been raised” about the Bermuda Immigration And Protection [No. 2] Act, which he said will be debated tomorrow in Parliament. Minister Brown said, “There has been a litany of comments made about what this Bill will provide... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Results: Bermuda Mixed Majors Bowling League

Results: Bermuda Mixed Majors Bowling League

In Mixed Majors Bowling League action at the Warwick Lanes, saw the Activators fall 11 – 9 to the Fight Back, Spare Change defeated the Warriors 15 – 5, while Unpredictable defeated the Untouchables 12 – 8, the Troublemakers fell 12 ½ – 7 ½ to the MiniMax Forwarders and the Mix Ups defeated the Movers “N” Shakers... Read more of this article

Chae Brangman Scores In Rhode Island Loss

Chae Brangman Scores In Rhode Island Loss

Bermuda’s Chae Brangman scored for Rhode Island in the 33rd minute as they recorded a 2-1 loss against Massachusetts. Brangman plays for the University of Rhode Island, and the school’s match report said, “Rhode Island suffered its first loss since Sept. 2, falling to Massachusetts 2-1 in overtime Tuesday afternoon in Amherst. “Chae Brangman... Read more of this article

Family Centre Hosts Free Children’s Golf Clinic

Family Centre Hosts Free Children’s Golf Clinic

This week Family Centre hosted its ninth annual free Children’s Golf Clinic, sponsored by Tokio Millennium Re, at Turtle Hill Golf Course at the Fairmont Southampton. A spokesperson said, “Roughly 50 young people between 5 and 16 years of age attended with their families and received instruction from the Turtle Hill golfing professionals, who... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Blue Capital Q3 Loss Estimate: $57.5 Million

Blue Capital Q3 Loss Estimate: $57.5 Million

Bermuda-based Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings announced preliminary third quarter catastrophe losses of $57.5 million dollars, net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums and expects September 30, 2017 book value per share to be approximately $14.48. The estimated losses reflect the impact of three major hurricanes which made landfall and two... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 20 2017

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 20 2017

October 20 saw 800 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $26,680.00 BD. 700 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing even at $35.50 per share, while another 100 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, closing down 3.9% at $18.30 per share. The BSX finished at 2,106.16, down 0.27% on the day. There were 0 advances, 1... Read more of this article

Consumer Price Index: Inflation Increased 0.6%

Consumer Price Index: Inflation Increased 0.6%

Consumers paid 2.3% more in August 2017 than they did a year ago for the basket of goods and services included in the Consumer Price Index [CPI], and the level of inflation increased 0.6 percentage point from the 1.7% measured in July 2017. This is according to the latest Consumer Price Index, which said, “Between July 2017 and August 2017, the average... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Free ‘Culture Fest’ Event On Sunday At SCC

Free ‘Culture Fest’ Event On Sunday At SCC

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released the performance line-up for this Sunday’s  [Oct 22] free Culture Fest at Somerset Cricket Club, saying “the 100 percent Bermudian programme is a wrap-up celebration for Rediscover the Rail Trail, an event described as a day of discovery along the Railway Trail in the west end.” The Railway Trail... Read more of this article

Evening Celebrates Actor Earl Cameron

Evening Celebrates Actor Earl Cameron

Last night, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted an evening with legendary actor Earl Cameron entitled “Our Earl is 100 Years Young!”. Serving as as part of the Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series, the event took a look back at a career that spans more than six decades and 28 films Speaking at the event, Minister of Social Development... Read more of this article

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Early Bermuda maps have long been favourites of collectors worldwide, from vague and dangerous-looking first-encounter representations to lush, detail-packed manuscript renditions. But over the centuries, hundreds of remarkable maps of all types have been made of the island. Now Bermuda Maps, a new book from National Museum of Bermuda Press, tells the... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

RenRe Donate $250,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

RenRe Donate $250,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. presented the Bermuda Zoological Society with a $250,000 donation in support of the science education and experiential learning programs offered through the Trunk Island Living Classroom. The Company’s donation will be used to meet the infrastructure needs of the classroom and Trunk Island-based programs, including the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Seeds from the critically endangered Bermuda bean are being deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, with the Vault described as a “fail-safe seed storage facility,” built to stand the “challenge of natural or man-made disasters.” Called the “ultimate insurance... Read more of this article

Whitney Students Clean Up 875lbs Of Trash

Whitney Students Clean Up 875lbs Of Trash

On Saturday [Oct 14], Whitney Institute students and staff took to the streets to do a big Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] cleanup and gain community service hours. One hundred students and seventeen staff, including Principal Reeshemah Swan, and several parents divided into six teams to scour the roadside bushes for litter. They started from the school... Read more of this article

CRIME

National Security Minister: St. George’s Policing

National Security Minister: St. George’s Policing

Saying that it is important to discuss “some important facts surrounding the considerations for policing St. George’s,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an overview of the matter in the House of Assembly today [Oct 20]. “Statistically, the parish of St. George’s records amongst the lowest amount of crime across... Read more of this article

BPS Deployed To Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour

BPS Deployed To Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour

Saying they are aware of concerns about large numbers of students congregating in Hamilton after school, the police said that “officers are deployed in an effort to reduce opportunities for anti-social behaviour to occur.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is aware of historical concerns stemming from large... Read more of this article

Police Reviewing CCTV Of Altercation In Hamilton

Police Reviewing CCTV Of Altercation In Hamilton

Police are reviewing CCTV footage of an altercation involving young people that occurred yesterday afternoon on Church Street in Hamilton. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:55pm Monday, October 16th police officers were dispatched to a reported disturbance on Church Street in the City of Hamilton, in the vicinity of City Hall and the city... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Cybersecurity Group Warns Of “KRACK”

Cybersecurity Group Warns Of “KRACK”

The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is warning the public of a “weakness in a security protocol that Wi-Fi devices rely on has put wireless-enabled devices at risk of attack.” A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Key Reinstallation Attack, or “KRACK” can allow an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to gain access to unencrypted traffic sent... Read more of this article

Review Of Electronic Communications Sector

Review Of Electronic Communications Sector

The Regulatory Authority has released a ‘Review of the Electronic Communications Sector – Ensuring the delivery of benefits for Bermuda via Regulation’. This is a public consultation and members of the public are encouraged to send in comments. The RA said, “The consultation can be found on the Authority’s website www.rab.bm under ‘Consultations and Responses’.... Read more of this article

Centre On Philanthropy To Launch New Website

Centre On Philanthropy To Launch New Website

The Centre on Philanthropy has a new website under construction, under sponsorship from BeesMont Law Limited. A spokesperson said, “The Centre on Philanthropy is most pleased to announce that through the generous sponsorship of BeesMont Law Limited, our new website is currently under construction. “The combination of a new website equipped with new tools and... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Four People Remain In Hospital After Collisions

Four People Remain In Hospital After Collisions

Four people remain in hospital following two recent collisions, with three men hospitalized after a car collision on October 17th, while a male motorcyclist remains in hospital following a collision on October 14th. Three Injured Men Remain in Hospital After St. John’s Road Collision A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning... Read more of this article

Four People Injured In Pembroke Collision

Four People Injured In Pembroke Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision tonight [Oct 17] on St. John’s Road involving a truck and a car which resulted in four individuals being injured according to police.A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:50pm Tuesday, October 17th police and first responders were dispatched to‎ a reported two vehicle collision on... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Stephen Proctor

Police Confirm Death Of Stephen Proctor

[Updated: The police confirmed that a man has died after falling off a cliff on North Shore Road in Pembroke late this morning. They subsequently identified the man as 67-year-old Stephen Proctor.]A man has been taken to hospital after he “fell overboard off a cliff on North Shore Road,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson... Read more of this article