Shadow Minister: Shelter Is ‘Stop Gap Measure’

Shadow Minister: Shelter Is ‘Stop Gap Measure’

“Government’s announcement of a temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence is a stop gap measure that doesn’t address the real issue; the challenges of Bermuda’s most vulnerable,” said Shadow Minister for Community, Cultural Development & Sports Michael Weeks. Mr. Weeks said, “The news of this facility... Read more of this article

New BTA Video: “What I Love About Bermuda”

New BTA Video: “What I Love About Bermuda”

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released the first in a series of vignettes featuring both locals and visitors expressing what they love and are able to enjoy in Bermuda, saying “there is always something unique and special to share.” The BTA is also incorporating the use of a new hashtag — #lovemybermuda — with the video,... Read more of this article

Photos: Gibbons “Passion In Art” Displays

Photos: Gibbons “Passion In Art” Displays

Gibbons Company and the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSOA] will be hosting the opening reception for the Gibbons Passion in Art this coming Friday [Oct 3] from 5pm to 6pm, with the two entities combining to showcase some of Bermuda’s artistic talent. This year the BSOA have invited 16 artist who have been given Gibbons Store windows to showcase their... Read more of this article

North Village “Kicks For Cancer” Launched

North Village “Kicks For Cancer” Launched

North Village Community Club officially kicked off its 6th annual “Kicks for Cancer” campaign today [Oct 1]. During the month of October North Village’s Premier team and its Youth Program players will wear their signature pink jerseys in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer. Freisenbruch Meyer Group will once again partner with North... Read more of this article

Video: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Launch

Video: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Launch

Tara Soares, Executive Director of Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre was joined today [Oct 1] by John Wight, BF&M CEO at the launch of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment, Jeanne Atherden read the Proclamation, and Patron for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mrs. Fergusson also attended the event.Breast Cancer... Read more of this article

Slideshow & Video: Police Vehicle Convoy

Slideshow & Video: Police Vehicle Convoy

[Updated] As part of their celebrations of 135 years of policing in our community, the Bermuda Police Service held a police convoy display today [Oct 1] which involved over 28 vehicles from the police fleet traveling island wide. The convoy departed from the former PTB Bus Depot on Beacon Hill in Sandys at 10.00am, and headed all the way to St. George’s... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy Reveals Work Permit Policy Draft

Minister Fahy Reveals Work Permit Policy Draft

[Updated with video] Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy revealed the new Draft Work Permit Policy today [Oct 1], which proposes new categories of work permits including the Bermuda Employment Visa, the Global Entrepreneur Work Permit and the New Business Permit. The Minister said that one of the Government’s main goals is to restore economic health... Read more of this article

Bermuda Olympians Earn IOC Scholarships

Bermuda Olympians Earn IOC Scholarships

The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] announced that all of Bermuda’s London 2012 Olympians who were successful in gaining interim scholarships between the current Olympic Games period have been confirmed upon the BOA’s application for the official full IOC Olympic Scholarships for “Rio 2016”. It was in January 2014 that the same athletes were... Read more of this article

Police Officer Involved In Causeway Collision

Police Officer Involved In Causeway Collision

A police officer was involved in a collision on the Causeway on Monday [Sept 29], after the police motorcycle he was riding crashed into a car, resulting in him receiving what the police describe as “relatively minor injuries.”The collision occurred at approximately 3.15pm and emergency services attended the scene with the Bermuda Fire... Read more of this article

BTA Investment Application Now Fully Digital

BTA Investment Application Now Fully Digital

The application process for up to $75,000 of investment funding in homegrown tourism ideas is now fully digital, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said today. The latest round of public submissions for Tourism Experiences began September 5th and for the first time 100% of the application is completed online. “Not only is the online submission process... Read more of this article

Police Appeal For City Altercation Witnesses

Police Appeal For City Altercation Witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses to the altercation on Front Street at around 3.30am yesterday [Sept 29], which left several people injured, including one person in the ICU after being injured as a result of a stabbing. A police spokesperson said, “At last check the 25 year old Hamilton parish man who was apparently stabbed during an altercation... Read more of this article

Minister, Shadow On Purchase Of Newstead

Minister, Shadow On Purchase Of Newstead

Both Minister of Tourism & Transport Shawn Crockwell and Shadow Tourism Minister Zane Desilva have commented on the news that Larry Doyle has purchased Newstead and Belmont Hills. Minister Crockwell said, “This is great news. These are two great properties and will be significant as we continue to revitalize Bermuda tourism.” The Minister said... Read more of this article

Airport Evacuated After Fire Alarm Activation

Airport Evacuated After Fire Alarm Activation

There was a full evacuation of the terminal building at L.F. Wade International Airport this afternoon [Sept 30] after a fire alarm was activated at 2.27pm. A spokesperson said, “Construction personnel carrying out work at the L.F. Wade International Airport inadvertently set off the fire alarm at 2:27 pm this afternoon, resulting in a full evacuation... Read more of this article

46 Year Old Troy Robinson Dies After Collision

46 Year Old Troy Robinson Dies After Collision

[Updated] The police have confirmed that a 46 year old St. Georges man has died following a road traffic collision that took place yesterday [Sept 29] on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of a 46 year old St. Georges man who died as a result of a road traffic... Read more of this article

Video: Saltus To Host International Tournament

Video: Saltus To Host International Tournament

Saltus Grammar School is set to host a football tournament on October 16th–18th, with over 20 teams from overseas scheduled to attend, bringing hundreds of visitors to the island. Games will be played at the the National Sports Centre field, the Bermuda Football Association field, Bermuda Athletic Association field and Saltus field. The opening ceremony... Read more of this article

Photos: “Save The Shelter” Supporters Gather

Photos: “Save The Shelter” Supporters Gather

Supporters of the Centre Against Abuse gathered this morning [Sept 30] in a mini demonstration on East Broadway to “Save the Shelter”. Juliana Snelling organized the event to support the Centre Against Abuse, and about thirty people attended with many commuters waving, flashing their lights and tooting their horns in support. Mark Anderson –... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

New BTA Video: “What I Love About Bermuda”

New BTA Video: “What I Love About Bermuda”

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released the first in a series of vignettes featuring both locals and visitors expressing what they love and are able to enjoy in Bermuda, saying “there is always something unique and special to share.” The BTA is also incorporating the use of a new hashtag — #lovemybermuda — with the video,... Read more of this article

Video: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Launch

Video: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Launch

Tara Soares, Executive Director of Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre was joined today [Oct 1] by John Wight, BF&M CEO at the launch of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment, Jeanne Atherden read the Proclamation, and Patron for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mrs. Fergusson also attended the event.Breast Cancer... Read more of this article

Slideshow & Video: Police Vehicle Convoy

Slideshow & Video: Police Vehicle Convoy

[Updated] As part of their celebrations of 135 years of policing in our community, the Bermuda Police Service held a police convoy display today [Oct 1] which involved over 28 vehicles from the police fleet traveling island wide. The convoy departed from the former PTB Bus Depot on Beacon Hill in Sandys at 10.00am, and headed all the way to St. George’s... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Football Association Elect Executive Committee

Football Association Elect Executive Committee

The Bermuda Football Association held its Annual General Meeting [AGM] at the Devonshire Recreation Club. Prior to the meeting Cal Blankendal and Andrew Griffith announced that they would not put themselves forward for re-election. When all the dust settled, Mark Wade fulfilled the post of Bermuda Football Association First Vice President, while James... Read more of this article

Results: Strykerz Mixed Bowling League

Results: Strykerz Mixed Bowling League

The Strykerz Mixed Bowling League season continued at the Strykz Bowling Lounge in Southside where Ten Pins went down 2-5 to Step It Up and Hard Strikers scored 7 in their bye game. Strike Out defeated The Achievers 4 – 3 while Up N Gone won 5 -2 when they faced Um’ Tryin’. Men’s high scratch game:Lawrence Hall 189 Bunk Richardson 184 Quinton... Read more of this article

Results: Chaplin Bay Cross Country Event

Results: Chaplin Bay Cross Country Event

The West End Athletic Club arranged this weekend’s Cross Country event, which was held on Chaplin Bay on Saturday, and saw dozens of runners take part. The full results follow below: Men’s Senior MastersSean Kelly 31.56 Eddie Fisher 34.56 Sherman Darrell 36:19:00 Mike Whalley 39:55:00 George Jones 1.12Women’s Senior MastersZina Jones 35.25 Florence... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

IBA Competition Reimagines Island Airport

IBA Competition Reimagines Island Airport

The Institute of Bermuda Architects [IBA] recently held a competition that brought together the island’s young architects and designers in order to conceptualize and plan a redevelopment of the LF Wade International Airport. The competition featured a formal opening and presentation of awards on August 15, 2014 on the second level of the Washington... Read more of this article

Deacon Succeeds Ebbin At Media Council

Deacon Succeeds Ebbin At Media Council

The Media Council of Bermuda has a new point person to handle complaints from the public as Jeremy Deacon [pictured] succeeds Meredith Ebbin as Executive Officer, with immediate effect. Ms Ebbin has stepped down after nearly four years and the appointment of her successor was ratified by the Media Working Group, the administrative arm of the Media Council. Mr... Read more of this article

Deloitte Announces $34.2B Record Revenues

Deloitte Announces $34.2B Record Revenues

Deloitte member firms [Deloitte] reported record aggregate revenues of US $34.2 billion for the fiscal year ending 31 May 2014. In its fifth consecutive year of growth, Deloitte saw accelerated demand for its services in all global regions. The organization’s aggregate revenues represent growth of 6.5% in local currency, or 5.7% in U.S. dollars. John... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

1609 Bar & Restaurant Launch Lobster Fest

1609 Bar & Restaurant Launch Lobster Fest

In celebration of lobster season, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess announced the start of “Lobster Fest” at 1609 Bar & Restaurant. A special menu, offered throughout the month of October, features lobster dishes including spiny lobster, guinea chicks and Caribbean style lobster curry. Diners can chose from the a la carte menu or enjoy... Read more of this article

Photos: Gibbons “Passion In Art” Displays

Photos: Gibbons “Passion In Art” Displays

Gibbons Company and the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSOA] will be hosting the opening reception for the Gibbons Passion in Art this coming Friday [Oct 3] from 5pm to 6pm, with the two entities combining to showcase some of Bermuda’s artistic talent. This year the BSOA have invited 16 artist who have been given Gibbons Store windows to showcase their... Read more of this article

Third Film Screening Of “The Trip To Italy”

Third Film Screening Of “The Trip To Italy”

A hilarious culinary road trip starring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon is to be shown a third time after the first two screenings at the Weekend Film Series were completely sold out. In The Trip to Italy Coogan and Brydon retrace the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulge in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Trailer... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Axis Capital Help Clean Up Historic Property

Axis Capital Help Clean Up Historic Property

The Bermuda National Trust’s historic home “Devondale” receives refurbishment support on Wednesday, September 17th, as a volunteer group from AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. spent the day at the Bermuda National Trust historic home Devondale in Smith’s Parish. While one team laboured clearing invasive plants and weeding flowerbeds another group were... Read more of this article

Waterspouts Seen Off The East End Today

Waterspouts Seen Off The East End Today

Waterspouts were seen in the east end earlier today [Sept 29], with a reader mailing in a photo saying that she say numerous waterspouts off St. David’s. The Bermuda Weather Service confirmed via social media that there were waterspouts off the east end today, and their forecast for today said, “Low pressure centered to the west of Bermuda... Read more of this article

New Recycle Bermuda Campaign Launches

New Recycle Bermuda Campaign Launches

The Sustainable Development Department, in partnership with the Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works, today [Sept 29] launched a new two-week Recycle Bermuda campaign. The value and importance of recycling to the island will be promoted from September 29 through October 11, 2014. A spokesperson said, “This Recycle Bermuda campaign... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Appeal For City Altercation Witnesses

Police Appeal For City Altercation Witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses to the altercation on Front Street at around 3.30am yesterday [Sept 29], which left several people injured, including one person in the ICU after being injured as a result of a stabbing. A police spokesperson said, “At last check the 25 year old Hamilton parish man who was apparently stabbed during an altercation... Read more of this article

Meeting Of Interpol Specialists Underway

Meeting Of Interpol Specialists Underway

[Updated] The 32nd meeting of Interpol Specialists Group on Crimes Against Children got underway this morning [Sept 30], with Premier Michael Dunkley saying that Bermuda is “proud to be the venue for discussions on a matter that all our communities care deeply about.” The Interpol Specialist Group on Crimes against Children [ISGCAC] is an... Read more of this article

30 Year Old Man Admits Importing Cannabis

30 Year Old Man Admits Importing Cannabis

A 30 year old man appeared in Magistrates Court today [Sept 30] and was remanded into custody after pleading guilty to importing cannabis. Joshua Stovell was remanded into custody after pleading guilty to importing 679 grams of cannabis and possessing a grinder fitted for use with the controlled drug. The Crown offered no evidence on a charge that he... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

TechAwards Nomination Process Continues

TechAwards Nomination Process Continues

The 2014 Technology Innovation Awards nomination process continues, with locals being asked to nominate businesses in the Innovation of the Year, Innovative Youth Program of the Year, Mobile Application of the Year and People’s Choice category. Speaking previously, Dr. Grant Gibbons, Minister of Education and Economic Development stated: “The Department of E-Commerce... Read more of this article

QuoVadis Establishes Subsidiary In Germany

QuoVadis Establishes Subsidiary In Germany

QuoVadis, the global provider of Certificate Authority identity services for online transactions, continues its rapid growth in Europe with the establishment of a full-service subsidiary in Germany. Roman Brunner, CEO of QuoVadis Group, said, “We have seen immense growth in demand over the past two years for cross-border solutions for digital certificates and digital... Read more of this article

Fresh Picks From The Fall Premiere Season

Fresh Picks From The Fall Premiere Season

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] The fall premiere season is in full swing and it is loaded with new shows to explore, not to mention returning favourites. Here are a few fresh picks for October. “The Filthy Rich Guide” Premieres Wednesday, October 1, at 11pm on CNBC If you sometimes wonder how the one percent spend their time and money,... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police Officer Involved In Causeway Collision

Police Officer Involved In Causeway Collision

A police officer was involved in a collision on the Causeway on Monday [Sept 29], after the police motorcycle he was riding crashed into a car, resulting in him receiving what the police describe as “relatively minor injuries.”The collision occurred at approximately 3.15pm and emergency services attended the scene with the Bermuda Fire... Read more of this article

Airport Evacuated After Fire Alarm Activation

Airport Evacuated After Fire Alarm Activation

There was a full evacuation of the terminal building at L.F. Wade International Airport this afternoon [Sept 30] after a fire alarm was activated at 2.27pm. A spokesperson said, “Construction personnel carrying out work at the L.F. Wade International Airport inadvertently set off the fire alarm at 2:27 pm this afternoon, resulting in a full evacuation... Read more of this article

46 Year Old Troy Robinson Dies After Collision

46 Year Old Troy Robinson Dies After Collision

[Updated] The police have confirmed that a 46 year old St. Georges man has died following a road traffic collision that took place yesterday [Sept 29] on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of a 46 year old St. Georges man who died as a result of a road traffic... Read more of this article


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