Minister Baron: Challenge Is To Break The Cycle

Minister Baron: Challenge Is To Break The Cycle

“The challenge for Bermuda is not to see if we can arrest or incarcerate this problem away, but if we can break the cycle which has led to what we now experience,” Minister of National Security Jeff Baron said. Speaking in the Senate today [July 25], the Minister said, “Before the positive vibe of Cup Match drowns out all other messages,... Read more of this article

Two BMDS Events Raise $1,221 For Chewstick

Two BMDS Events Raise $1,221 For Chewstick

Thanks to support from the Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society [BMDS], the Chewstick Foundation — whose premises were severely damaged in the Front Street fire — will be receiving a donation of $1,221. As soon as the news hit that Chewstick was in trouble, the BMDS said they resolved to help, quickly deciding to request donations at two... Read more of this article

Podcast: Governor On Airport, Commission, More

Podcast: Governor On Airport, Commission, More

In this latest Bernews podcast, we interview George Fergusson who will soon be stepping down as Governor. He touches on a wide range of issues such as turning down a request to hold a Commission of Inquiry into the Tucker’s Point land matter, the airport redevelopment, the effect on Bermuda of Brexit, the British Government’s stance on slave trade... Read more of this article

Four Videos: Cup Match Summer Splash Concert

Four Videos: Cup Match Summer Splash Concert

[Written by Chris Famous] Every so often a group of people come together as a team and are able to create endless miracles. Feats that no one individual would be able to pull off by themselves are easily attainable when working with other like-minded individuals. For the last few years several event promoters have banded together to create what has... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

[Opinion column written by Senator Renee Ming] In the 2015 Throne Speech Reply, delivered by Opposition Leader Marc Bean, key references were made to ways in which a PLP government would further economic development in Bermuda. These references were also included in the 2016 Budget Reply by Shadow Finance Minister, Mr. E. David Burt, which laid the... Read more of this article

Statistics Bulletin: Imports, Employment, Visitors

Statistics Bulletin: Imports, Employment, Visitors

According to the 2016 Q1 Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics, imports increased 2.8%, employment income increased 1.0%, and the Island hosted 32,233 air visitors during the first quarter of 2016, an increase of 11.3% year-over-year. Imports The report said, “Imports increased 2.8% or $6.0 million to $222.1 million. The value of imports increased for... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw both Somerset Cricket Club and St. George’s Cricket Club announce their Cup Match teams, the Cup Match Summer Splash concert, Land Rover BAR win the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth event and more. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:No Smoking On BHB Grounds Effective... Read more of this article

Agape House Reopens, Renovations Complete

Agape House Reopens, Renovations Complete

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is advising the public that renovations to Agape House have been completed and patients are now back in rooms there. “In February the hospice’s operations temporarily moved inside the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] so that repairs; including electrical, plumbing and flooring upgrades, could be undertaken,”... Read more of this article

No Smoking On BHB Grounds Effective August 1

No Smoking On BHB Grounds Effective August 1

“No smoking will be allowed anywhere on the grounds of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital or the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre,” the BHB said, as “starting Monday 1 August 2016 it will be an offence to smoke anywhere on these properties.” “The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is collaborating with the Ministry of Health... Read more of this article

Photos & Review: Cup Match Summer Splash

Photos & Review: Cup Match Summer Splash

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Cup Match Summer Splash 2016 was a night filled with incredible music, great bands, high energy and most of all, nothing but love. Revellers turned out last night at Par-la-Ville Car Park to witness Jah Cure’s return to Bermuda after eight years and the homecoming of Collie Buddz, who hasn’t performed locally in... Read more of this article

Jones: “Only Your Full Potential Is Acceptable”

Jones: “Only Your Full Potential Is Acceptable”

“You become world class by looking in the mirror not gazing out the window” and “only your full potential is acceptable,” Glenn Jones said, telling scholarship recipients it’s in their DNA as they come from a small island that has become one of the world’s leading financial centers and produces world class talent. Mr... Read more of this article

Sunday July 24th: “Good News” Spotlight

Sunday July 24th: “Good News” Spotlight

News that ABIC awarded over $500,000 in scholarships, an island resident is set to take a charitable trip around the world, Bermuda’s tennis juniors will compete in El Salvador, and BFIS awarded $293,000 in scholarship funding to 13 students were all some of the positive news stories from the past week. In other good news, Cup Match Summer Splash... Read more of this article

2016 Cup Match Teams Selected & Announced

2016 Cup Match Teams Selected & Announced

Cup Match champions Somerset Cricket Club and challengers St. George’s Cricket Club have announced their teams for the upcoming 114th Annual Cup Match Classic. Somerset Cricket Club will be led by captain Jordan DeSilva with Malachi Jones as his vice captain while St. George’s Cricket Club will be led by captain Oliver Pitcher Jr with Macai... Read more of this article

Police: Front Street Is Now Open To All Traffic

Police: Front Street Is Now Open To All Traffic

Following the fire on Front Street on Thursday morning, traffic restrictions were put in place resulting in motorists traveling into the city experiencing delays. Restoration work is underway and Police today [July 23] said that Front Street is now open to all traffic and a temporary sidewalk has been setup. The blaze took hours to get under control,... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Meetings Conclude In TCI

Overseas Territories Meetings Conclude In TCI

The UK Overseas Territories [OT] Heads of Government Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting [JMC] concluded this week with a range of discussions focused on the Zika Virus, pension matters and the 2012 Overseas Territory White Paper. Premier Michael Dunkley was in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week for the annual Pre-JMC meetings, which serve as... Read more of this article

Celebrity Summit Returns With Injured Passenger

Celebrity Summit Returns With Injured Passenger

Officials on board the Celebrity Summit cruise ship which departed Bermuda earlier this evening made the decision to return to the island tonight [July 22] after a passenger was injured.Pilot boat St. David rendezvoused with the ship at approximately 9.30pm in the waters off the east end to disembark the injured man. The gentleman’s wife accompanied... Read more of this article

Two People Hospitalised After Dockyard Collision

Two People Hospitalised After Dockyard Collision

Emergency services responded to a collision on Pender Road in Dockyard at approximately 10.30pm tonight [July 22] where it appears two cars collided resulting in two people being transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel arrived on the scene and cared for the injured persons until an attending... Read more of this article

Dr Brown: “A Long, Expensive Witch Hunt”

Dr Brown: “A Long, Expensive Witch Hunt”

The fact that “no one is prepared to accept responsibility for spending over $2.2 million on a 6-person, full-time police unit dedicated solely to prosecuting him” is “shameful,” former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown said, adding that “it is bad enough that this money has been wasted, but it is shameful that the people in authority... Read more of this article

Two U.S. Navy Poseidon Aircraft Visit Bermuda

Two U.S. Navy Poseidon Aircraft Visit Bermuda

Bermuda is currently playing host to a pair of United States Navy P-8A Poseidon multi-mission aircraft with one of the planes seen landing today [July 22] at the L.F. Wade International Airport. Bernews unofficially understands that the aircraft may be on island for a few days while doing training missions in the area.The Navy’s website says,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Four Videos: Cup Match Summer Splash Concert

Four Videos: Cup Match Summer Splash Concert

[Written by Chris Famous] Every so often a group of people come together as a team and are able to create endless miracles. Feats that no one individual would be able to pull off by themselves are easily attainable when working with other like-minded individuals. For the last few years several event promoters have banded together to create what has... Read more of this article

Video: Land Rover BAR Win AC In Portsmouth

Video: Land Rover BAR Win AC In Portsmouth

It really was Super Sunday today [July 24] for Sir Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR whose second place in the last of Sunday’s three races gave them the overall regatta win at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth event. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on hand to present the awards and it was a fitting end to an amazing weekend... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Fish Chowder On Rhode Show

Video: Bermuda Fish Chowder On Rhode Show

The island’s distinctive Bermuda Fish Chowder was recently featured on cooking programme ‘Rhode Show Kitchen,’ with Chef Michael “Sully” Sullivan of Gulf Stream Bar and Grille in Rhode Island preparing the dish. Calling the chowder “the official soup of Bermuda,” Chef Sullivan prepares the meal with a variety... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Somerset Cricket Club Win Colts Cup Match

Somerset Cricket Club Win Colts Cup Match

In what some fans of the red and blue may take as a good omen, Somerset defeated St George’s in the Colt Cup Match on Sunday. The match took place at the Somerset Cricket Club, with the playing time reduced due to the rain. Somerset Cricket Club won the toss and elected to send St. George’s Cricket Club to bat, St. George’s Cricket... Read more of this article

Robin Horsfield Finishes 7th In Canada Cup

Robin Horsfield Finishes 7th In Canada Cup

Bermuda’s reigning Junior Mountain Bike Champion Robin Horsfield continued his 2016 overseas campaign with a 7th place finish at the Canada Cup Event held in St. Felicien, QC. This marks Horsfield’s strongest overseas result at this high level of competition which requires riders to pre-qualify for the chance to ride with Canada’s strongest cyclists.... Read more of this article

Video: Land Rover BAR Win AC In Portsmouth

Video: Land Rover BAR Win AC In Portsmouth

It really was Super Sunday today [July 24] for Sir Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR whose second place in the last of Sunday’s three races gave them the overall regatta win at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth event. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on hand to present the awards and it was a fitting end to an amazing weekend... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Cabinet Approves School Painting Contracts

Cabinet Approves School Painting Contracts

Earlier this month, Cabinet approved several contracts to local businesses for the painting of Bermuda’s public schools. Last week, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier and Minister of Education Wayne Scott toured two of the schools, including Elliot Primary School and Purvis Primary School, where work was well underway. Below is the full... Read more of this article

Conyers To Host Open House For Law Students

Conyers To Host Open House For Law Students

Conyers Dill & Pearman is hosting their annual open house for current and prospective law students on 3 August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the firm’s Richmond House location. To register for the event, visit conyersdill.com/events. The event is designed to promote the practice of law in Bermuda and provide young Bermudian students with a unique... Read more of this article

XL  Completes Redomestication To Bermuda

XL Completes Redomestication To Bermuda

XL Group Ltd announced today [July 25] that it has completed its redomestication to change the place of incorporation of the ultimate parent holding company to Bermuda from Ireland. As previously announced, the name of the new holding company is XL Group Ltd. XL Group Ltd is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Two BMDS Events Raise $1,221 For Chewstick

Two BMDS Events Raise $1,221 For Chewstick

Thanks to support from the Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society [BMDS], the Chewstick Foundation — whose premises were severely damaged in the Front Street fire — will be receiving a donation of $1,221. As soon as the news hit that Chewstick was in trouble, the BMDS said they resolved to help, quickly deciding to request donations at two... Read more of this article

Four Videos: Cup Match Summer Splash Concert

Four Videos: Cup Match Summer Splash Concert

[Written by Chris Famous] Every so often a group of people come together as a team and are able to create endless miracles. Feats that no one individual would be able to pull off by themselves are easily attainable when working with other like-minded individuals. For the last few years several event promoters have banded together to create what has... Read more of this article

Photos & Review: Cup Match Summer Splash

Photos & Review: Cup Match Summer Splash

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Cup Match Summer Splash 2016 was a night filled with incredible music, great bands, high energy and most of all, nothing but love. Revellers turned out last night at Par-la-Ville Car Park to witness Jah Cure’s return to Bermuda after eight years and the homecoming of Collie Buddz, who hasn’t performed locally in... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Presented by Robert Hardy, Bermuda Turtle Project Collaborator and Assistant Researcher with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Lecture Series will feature a talk on “Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The Lost Years” on Thursday, August 11. The event will be held at 7.00pm, with doors opening... Read more of this article

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

[Updated] The Ministry of the Environment confirmed that the western half of Horseshoe Bay beach was closed at 12:47pm today [July 18] due to a “significant number of Portuguese Man of War [PMOW] jellyfish in that area of the water.” “Lifeguards have hoisted a purple flag indicating the presence of a marine life hazard, advised beach... Read more of this article

Ocean Scientific Research Mission To Launch

Ocean Scientific Research Mission To Launch

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission — sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and partnering with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment — is preparing to launch off the coast of Bermuda this week. To explore the full impact of human activities on the deep ocean, the first in a series of expeditions will use... Read more of this article

CRIME

Minister Baron: Challenge Is To Break The Cycle

Minister Baron: Challenge Is To Break The Cycle

“The challenge for Bermuda is not to see if we can arrest or incarcerate this problem away, but if we can break the cycle which has led to what we now experience,” Minister of National Security Jeff Baron said. Speaking in the Senate today [July 25], the Minister said, “Before the positive vibe of Cup Match drowns out all other messages,... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Receiving Stolen Goods

Man Charged With Receiving Stolen Goods

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [July 22], a 21-year-old man was charged with dishonestly receiving some $22,000 worth of goods. Bryce Daniels was not required to plead as his case will go to the Supreme Court for trial. The  charge against Daniels was that in June of this year, in St George’s, he dishonestly received goods, knowing... Read more of this article

Maxanne Anderson Appointed As Magistrate

Maxanne Anderson Appointed As Magistrate

The Governor, Mr George Fergusson, has today [July 18] announced the appointment of Ms Maxanne Anderson [pictured] as a Magistrate. It is anticipated that she will take up the full-time post in the near future. Mr Fergusson said, “I am very pleased to announce Ms Anderson’s appointment, following the recommendation of the Judicial & Legal... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

[Opinion column written by Senator Renee Ming] In the 2015 Throne Speech Reply, delivered by Opposition Leader Marc Bean, key references were made to ways in which a PLP government would further economic development in Bermuda. These references were also included in the 2016 Budget Reply by Shadow Finance Minister, Mr. E. David Burt, which laid the groundwork for economic... Read more of this article

Tech Students Connect With IT Professionals

Tech Students Connect With IT Professionals

Technology-minded students had the chance to connect with industry professionals at the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] IT Summer Networking Event held on July 19 at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. The event attracted more than 75 people, including current and past TLF Internship Programme participants, high school students and students currently studying overseas. Networking... Read more of this article

KeyTech Limited Comments On ATN Transaction

KeyTech Limited Comments On ATN Transaction

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], KeyTech Limited, provided information on the accounting for the recently concluded transaction with ATN International, Inc. The filing stated “KeyTech Limited refers to the transaction in which ATN International, Inc. [ATN] purchased a majority interest in the Company in exchange for ATN’s ownership interests in... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police: Front Street Is Now Open To All Traffic

Police: Front Street Is Now Open To All Traffic

Following the fire on Front Street on Thursday morning, traffic restrictions were put in place resulting in motorists traveling into the city experiencing delays. Restoration work is underway and Police today [July 23] said that Front Street is now open to all traffic and a temporary sidewalk has been setup. The blaze took hours to get under control,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Work Begins After Front Street Fire

Photos/Video: Work Begins After Front Street Fire

The restoration work is underway on Front Street following the early morning blaze that caused severe damage on Thursday morning. At approximately 4.30am on Thursday, the fire broke out on Front Street, with Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service deploying 16 vehicles and over 30 members to battle the blaze.The blaze took hours to get under control, and... Read more of this article

Two People Hospitalised After Dockyard Collision

Two People Hospitalised After Dockyard Collision

Emergency services responded to a collision on Pender Road in Dockyard at approximately 10.30pm tonight [July 22] where it appears two cars collided resulting in two people being transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel arrived on the scene and cared for the injured persons until an attending... Read more of this article


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