30 Minute Video: Dec 11 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 11 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

‘Belongers’ Eligible For International Sports

‘Belongers’ Eligible For International Sports

The Supreme Court of Bermuda has handed down a judgment stating that for the purposes of a sporting competition any person “deemed to belong to Bermuda” is “considered equivalent to a citizen and/or national under Bermuda law for such purposes.” A spokesperson from a group involved in the matter said, “The Supreme Court... Read more of this article

Cole Simons: ‘The Premier Must Step In To Help’

Cole Simons: ‘The Premier Must Step In To Help’

“The Premier must step in to help a floundering Education Minister sort out a stand-off between the Ministry, teachers and Principals,” the One Bermuda Alliance said today. Shadow Education Minister Cole Simons said that “education should get the same level of attention as the Government’s drive to bring the Fintech industry to Bermuda,”... Read more of this article

‘Increase Visibility Over Christmas & New Year’

‘Increase Visibility Over Christmas & New Year’

Saying it is part of their “continued efforts to make the roads safer,” the police said they will “put measures in place to increase our visibility on the roads over the Christmas and New Year period.” Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell said, “The Bermuda Police Service wishes to take this opportunity to remind the public that... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For December 12th

Senate: Order Of Business For December 12th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Dec 12] and Bills before the Senate include the Chief Medical Officer [Transfer of Functions and Validation] Act 2018, the Allied Health Professions Act 2018, the Investment Funds Amendment Act 2018, the Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment [No. 3] Act 2018, and the Insurance Amendment [No. 3] Act... Read more of this article

DPT Staff Donate $2,260 For Medical Costs

DPT Staff Donate $2,260 For Medical Costs

Staff members from the Department of Public Transportation [DPT] presented the family of former DPT Dispatcher and Inspector Anthony Lodge with a cheque in the amount of $2,260 to help offset Mr. Lodge’s medical costs. Edward Dill, Ms. Burchall, Jodi Edness, Mrs. Carmen Lodge, Shirlet Simons, Sharonda Tannock, Zelda Pearman. Back Row: Laroy Jones... Read more of this article

Video: Patrick Tannock On International Business

Video: Patrick Tannock On International Business

Patrick Tannock – ABIC Chairman, Managing Director at AXA XL and Chief Executive Officer of XL Bermuda Ltd’s Insurance Operations — is speaking at the Hamilton Rotary Club this afternoon [Dec 11] on “Bermuda as an International Business jurisdiction in an era of change”, and you can tune in and watch live below. Update: The live... Read more of this article


BRSC To Distribute Designated Driver Buttons

BRSC To Distribute Designated Driver Buttons

Bermuda Road Safety Council [BRSC] Chairman, Dennis Lister III will host a second event at 1.30pm on Friday [Dec 14] outside of City Hall to distribute Designated Driver [D/D] buttons. Mr Lister hosted the first of two D/D pop-ups last Friday, 7 December following a press conference on Wednesday, 5 December where he urged members of the public to consider... Read more of this article

Traffic Diversion: Broken Pole In Devonshire

Traffic Diversion: Broken Pole In Devonshire

Traffic is being diverted away from the Orange Valley Road area near Middle Road after a utility pole broke resulting in the top part of the pole with wires attached hanging over the road. We unofficially understand a tractor trailer truck was in the area when the incident occurred. BELCO staff and vehicles are at the scene working to replace the pole.... Read more of this article

Audio: Premier, Ministers, MPs Speaking In House

Audio: Premier, Ministers, MPs Speaking In House

The House of Assembly was in session on Friday, with Parliamentarians debating Bills and making various statements, and you can listen to audio below of comments and speeches from Premier David Burt, Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, MP Jeanne Atherden, MP Scott... Read more of this article

Hollis To Audition For ‘The Voice’ Next Month

Hollis To Audition For ‘The Voice’ Next Month

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bermudian man travels to the US next month to audition for ‘The Voice.’ Nkosi Hollis tweeted that he has “so many emotions bottled up inside” as he is set for to try out for the NBC singing show.In November he was contacted by one of the programme’s casting directors after she saw his cover of Sam Smith’s... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 11th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 11th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police identify murder victim as Paul Johnson and confirmed a 21-year-old man has been arrested, Teachers Union hold press conference after all public schools were closed yesterday after teachers did not come in to work, Education Commissioner said that schools will open today, Corporation of St. George, BTA & Tourism Minister pay tribute following... Read more of this article

Education Commissioner: Schools Will Open

Education Commissioner: Schools Will Open

Given the “notification from the BUT, the Department of Education is officially notifying parents and guardians that schools will be open” today [Dec 11], Commissioner of Education Kalmar Richards said. Mrs Richards said,  “BUT representatives held a press conference this afternoon, December 10, 2018  and made an announcement that... Read more of this article

College Plan Cookbook With Bermudian Flair

College Plan Cookbook With Bermudian Flair

Perhaps some old, tried and true, as well as the modern, refreshed and new, so to these constraints the Bermuda College has embarked on producing and publishing a home spun collection of recipes for tasty consumption, in short – a cookbook. Ms. Rene Falcon, a counsellor at the BC Career Counselling Centre [CCC], told Bernews of the initiative... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Dec 10 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 10 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: Teachers Union Press Conference

Video: Teachers Union Press Conference

[Updated] The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] is holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 10], which follows after all public schools were closed today, due to what the Ministry of Education called “island-wide industrial action.” Earlier today, BUT President Shannon James said, “Teachers – and Principals – have shown how strongly they... Read more of this article

Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

[Updated: Police have identified the murder victim as 33-year-old Paul Johnson, and confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting.]The police are holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 10] regarding the fatal shooting this morning. “Police and other first responders attended a report of a... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: Dec 11 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 11 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: Patrick Tannock On International Business

Video: Patrick Tannock On International Business

Patrick Tannock – ABIC Chairman, Managing Director at AXA XL and Chief Executive Officer of XL Bermuda Ltd’s Insurance Operations — is speaking at the Hamilton Rotary Club this afternoon [Dec 11] on “Bermuda as an International Business jurisdiction in an era of change”, and you can tune in and watch live below. Update: The live... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 11th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 11th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police identify murder victim as Paul Johnson and confirmed a 21-year-old man has been arrested, Teachers Union hold press conference after all public schools were closed yesterday after teachers did not come in to work, Education Commissioner said that schools will open today, Corporation of St. George, BTA & Tourism Minister pay tribute following... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Football: X-Roads, PHC, Hood Picks Of First Half

Football: X-Roads, PHC, Hood Picks Of First Half

[Written by Patrick Bean] A remarkable feature of the first half of the soccer season has been the emergence of X-Roads Warriors as a legitimate contender for the Premiership crown, generally regarded and stated as the benchmark for greatest success on the local arena of play. Based in the non-traditional – at least among modern era – and... Read more of this article

Basketball: Bermuda Begin Competing In Ontario

Basketball: Bermuda Begin Competing In Ontario

The Bermuda Basketball Association’s Under-19 team began competing in the Heartlake Winter Classic in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The Bermuda Under 19 team took on the tournament host team, Heartlake Secondary School going down 50 – 33. Assistant coach Tim Trott said, “Although we talked about what to expect, the players were not prepared for... Read more of this article

‘Belongers’ Eligible For International Sports

‘Belongers’ Eligible For International Sports

The Supreme Court of Bermuda has handed down a judgment stating that for the purposes of a sporting competition any person “deemed to belong to Bermuda” is “considered equivalent to a citizen and/or national under Bermuda law for such purposes.” A spokesperson from a group involved in the matter said, “The Supreme Court... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Video: Patrick Tannock On International Business

Video: Patrick Tannock On International Business

Patrick Tannock – ABIC Chairman, Managing Director at AXA XL and Chief Executive Officer of XL Bermuda Ltd’s Insurance Operations — is speaking at the Hamilton Rotary Club this afternoon [Dec 11] on “Bermuda as an International Business jurisdiction in an era of change”, and you can tune in and watch live below. Update: The live... Read more of this article

Sompo Expands US Cyber Insurance Capabilities

Sompo Expands US Cyber Insurance Capabilities

Bermuda-based Sompo International Holdings has expanded its cyber insurance capabilities with the introduction of a dedicated U.S. team focused on cyber offerings, an enhanced cyber and professional liability product, and an expanded suite of cyber risk management services. This dedicated team of underwriters across the U.S. focused exclusively on marketing... Read more of this article

BF&M Reports 9 Month Earnings Of $16.9M

BF&M Reports 9 Month Earnings Of $16.9M

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], BF&M today [Dec 11] reported shareholders’ net income for the nine months ended 30th September 2018 of $16.9 million. The full filing stated: “BF&M Limited today reported shareholders’ net income for the nine months ended 30th September 2018 of $16.9 million. Shareholders’ net income... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Sylvia Richardson Care Facility Open House

Sylvia Richardson Care Facility Open House

The Sylvia Richardson Care Facility is inviting the public to an open house to view their Christmas decorations, on Wednesday December 12th between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. The facility is located at number 4 Old Military Road in St. Georges. “Each year, we decorate our Christmas trees and the building,” said Angela Brangman, Administrator at the facility.... Read more of this article

Christmas Cake Preparation Underway At Glaze

Christmas Cake Preparation Underway At Glaze

As the Christmas season draws near, Glaze Bakery Cafe began their preparation for Christmas cakes, with the mixing ceremony at the Glaze production kitchen.“Cake Mixing began in 17th century in Europe. Today cake mixing is celebrated all over the world. Dry fruits, spices and cherries are mixed with rum, wine and brandy in the ceremony, which... Read more of this article

Hollis To Audition For ‘The Voice’ Next Month

Hollis To Audition For ‘The Voice’ Next Month

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bermudian man travels to the US next month to audition for ‘The Voice.’ Nkosi Hollis tweeted that he has “so many emotions bottled up inside” as he is set for to try out for the NBC singing show.In November he was contacted by one of the programme’s casting directors after she saw his cover of Sam Smith’s... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

The Bermuda Turtle Project 50th anniversary events culminated with a Sea Turtle Soirée, attended by some 235 guests and successfully raising $200,000 to support the future of this valued research and education initiative. There was much to celebrate by project partners, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and the Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC]. Amid... Read more of this article

‘This Ocean Life’ Interviews Weldon Wade

‘This Ocean Life’ Interviews Weldon Wade

Bermudian Weldon Wade was featured on the ‘This Ocean Life’ podcast, with Mr Wade speaking about topics including plastic pollution, invasive lionfish and more.The story said, “In Episode 38 we speak with Weldon Wade, a man dedicated to protecting the waters of Bermuda. “Weldon shares his stories of discovering his love for free... Read more of this article

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

The announcement of the approval of five requests from companies to conduct seismic tests in the Atlantic Ocean could harm thousands of dolphins and whales, according to various international media reports. A story in the Los Angeles Times says, “The Trump administration is preparing to take an important step toward future oil and natural gas... Read more of this article

CRIME

Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

[Updated: Police have identified the murder victim as 33-year-old Paul Johnson, and confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting.]The police are holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 10] regarding the fatal shooting this morning. “Police and other first responders attended a report of a... Read more of this article

Police Confirm: Man Dies Following Shooting

Police Confirm: Man Dies Following Shooting

[Updated with video] A 33-year-old man has died following a shooting in the Rambling Lane area in Pembroke early this morning [Dec 10], the police have confirmed. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Police and other first responders attended a report of a firearms incident that took place outside of a residence on Rambling Lane in Pembroke... Read more of this article

7 People Arrested At Road Sobriety Checkpoints

7 People Arrested At Road Sobriety Checkpoints

Seven people were arrested during the Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints from Friday night [Dec 7] until early Sunday morning [Dec 9]. A police spokesperson said, “A total of 7 motorists were arrested for impaired driving from Friday night [December 7th] until early Sunday morning [December 9th]. “Five impaired drivers were arrested at road sobriety... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Sompo Expands US Cyber Insurance Capabilities

Sompo Expands US Cyber Insurance Capabilities

Bermuda-based Sompo International Holdings has expanded its cyber insurance capabilities with the introduction of a dedicated U.S. team focused on cyber offerings, an enhanced cyber and professional liability product, and an expanded suite of cyber risk management services. This dedicated team of underwriters across the U.S. focused exclusively on marketing and underwriting... Read more of this article

Robotic Caterpillars Help Teach Students Coding

Robotic Caterpillars Help Teach Students Coding

Bermuda High School students recently participated in the ‘Hour of Code’ initiative, with students introduced to ‘code-a-pillars’, which are robotic caterpillars made up of several interchangeable segments/blocks of code.A spokesperson said, “Students across the school have been participating all week in the Hour of Code. Even the littlest... Read more of this article

Appleby Launch Tech/Innovation Guide & Site

Appleby Launch Tech/Innovation Guide & Site

With technological innovation transforming businesses and markets across the world, Appleby’s Global Technology & Innovation Group has today [Dec 6] launched its 2019 Technology and Innovation Offshore Guide and associated microsite. “As the pace of technological change accelerates, so too does the legal and regulatory landscape. The 2019 Guide covers eight... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Traffic Diversion: Broken Pole In Devonshire

Traffic Diversion: Broken Pole In Devonshire

Traffic is being diverted away from the Orange Valley Road area near Middle Road after a utility pole broke resulting in the top part of the pole with wires attached hanging over the road. We unofficially understand a tractor trailer truck was in the area when the incident occurred. BELCO staff and vehicles are at the scene working to replace the pole.... Read more of this article

No One Injured In Somerset Road Collision

No One Injured In Somerset Road Collision

No one was injured in a two car collision on Friday night [Dec 7] that involved two cars and resulted in one of the cars going on to hit a wall and going over an embankment, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:20pm Friday, December 7th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported two car collision on... Read more of this article

Traffic Diverted Due To Collision In Sandys

Traffic Diverted Due To Collision In Sandys

Emergency services responded to the scene of a road traffic collision that took place on Somerset Road near Scaur Hill in Sandys at 7:23pm last night [Dec 7]. A police spokesperson said, “It appears that two cars collided with one of the cars in partially hanging over a ledge.” Traffic was diverted onto the railway trail [tracks] while the... Read more of this article