30 Minute Video: Dec 1 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 1 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... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference at approximately 5.45pm this evening [Dec 1] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, and the live video below will start at around 5.45pm.Update 9.06pm: Premier David Burt’s remarks follow below: ­­Good afternoon Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Stolen Car Recovered After ‘Lengthy Chase’

Stolen Car Recovered After ‘Lengthy Chase’

After the police located a stolen car in St. George’s, “the suspect suddenly started the vehicle and commenced a lengthy chase” through several parishes, which concluded in Warwick with the suspect escaping on foot and police recovering the vehicle. A police spokesperson said, “At 12:00 pm on Monday 30th November, uniformed police... Read more of this article

Photos: Berkeley Institute Prize-Giving Ceremony

Photos: Berkeley Institute Prize-Giving Ceremony

The Berkeley Institute recently held their annual Prizegiving Ceremony, honouring students’ excellence as they continue their studies amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with students and staff wearing masks and avoiding congratulatory handshakes in favour of ‘elbow bumps’, in order to facilitate the event safely while adhering to... Read more of this article

Dec 3: WindReach To Host Virtual Conference

Dec 3: WindReach To Host Virtual Conference

WindReach will be hosting a virtual conference in recognition of The United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Thursday [Dec 3]. A spokesperson said, “Our community will have the opportunity to hear from a varied panel of experts of which some have the lived experience, and others many years of experience working with... Read more of this article

Over 50 Covid Cases Confirmed In November

Over 50 Covid Cases Confirmed In November

Last month saw an increase in confirmed positive Covid-19 cases, with more than 50 new cases recorded in November, and the island’s status changing from ‘sporadic cases’ to ‘clusters of cases’. On November 1st there were 206 total cases to date, and as of November 30th, there are 260 confirmed positive cases to date. The first confirmed... Read more of this article

Amendment To Allow Fines Of $500 Or $1,000

Amendment To Allow Fines Of $500 Or $1,000

[Updated] Amendments to the Public Health Covid-19 Emergency Powers — which stated they have an operative date of November 30, 2020 – state that “a person who fails to take all reasonable steps, as required by regulation 3, to maintain appropriate physical distancing by not wearing a mask when one is required commits an offence and... Read more of this article


Cindy Clarke: Director Of Public Prosecutions

Cindy Clarke: Director Of Public Prosecutions

[Updated] Governor John Rankin announced that Cindy Clarke will be appointed as Bermuda’s Director of Public Prosecutions with effect from Friday, December 4th, 2020. The Governor said, “I am pleased to appoint Cindy Clarke as Bermuda’s next Director of Public Prosecutions. She will bring to the position a wealth of experience, including as Crown... Read more of this article

Ministers On Assistance, Unemployment Benefit

Ministers On Assistance, Unemployment Benefit

As of November 20, 2020, an estimated 2,163 people are receiving Financial Assistance benefits, Minister Jason Hayward said, while Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson said that just over $267,000 has been paid to about 60 people on the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit programme. Speaking at yesterday’s [Nov 30] press conference, Labour Minister... Read more of this article

SailGP Community Steering Committee Formed

SailGP Community Steering Committee Formed

A community steering committee has been formed to provide a supporting role for the SailGP Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, which will be held in April 2021. A BTA spokesperson said, “Bermudians Paul Scope and Mark Clarke have accepted an invitation to lead a Community Steering Committee formed to provide a supporting role for... Read more of this article

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

[Updated] The Government of Bermuda is holding another hearing today [Dec 1] on the “commission to review the question of historic losses of land in Bermuda,” and you can tune in and watch live below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 38-minute replay is belowUpdate: Part II | The live broadcast has concluded and the 1-hour &... Read more of this article

Leah Dean Releases ‘Assemble The Tribe’ Book

Leah Dean Releases ‘Assemble The Tribe’ Book

Bermudian author Leah Dean has released her first book, entitled Assemble the Tribe: Believe in Your Value. Find Belonging. Be Different. A spokesperson said, “Leah J M Dean, born and raised on the island of Bermuda, combines her 20 years of local and international Human Resources, Executive and Board experience, to write this personal but timely... Read more of this article

30 Storms, Hurricane Season ‘Officially’ Ends

30 Storms, Hurricane Season ‘Officially’ Ends

The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended yesterday, however forecasters note that while the official hurricane season concludes on November 30, storms may continue to develop. While the island, fortunately, did not take severe hits that resulted in major damage this hurricane season — which saw a record breaking 30 named... Read more of this article

Minister: Covid Caused ‘Severe Economic Shock’

Minister: Covid Caused ‘Severe Economic Shock’

Imports decreased by 27.5% over the first two quarters of the year, total visitor arrivals were down by 91% versus a year ago, and employment income for the first 9 months of 2020 fell by $194.2 million. This was from Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson, who said that the “economic data clearly illustrates the severe economic shock that Covid-19... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: Dec 1 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 1 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... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference at approximately 5.45pm this evening [Dec 1] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, and the live video below will start at around 5.45pm.Update 9.06pm: Premier David Burt’s remarks follow below: ­­Good afternoon Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Ajani Burchall ‘Striving To Be One Of The Best’

Ajani Burchall ‘Striving To Be One Of The Best’

Footballer Ajani Burchall was recently interviewed after his AFC Bournemouth Academy Under 18s win in England, saying that he is striving to be “one of the best on the Under 18 squad.” Asked how be is finding this season as he has predominantly been with the under 18, but he is technically  an under 16, he said, “I feel privileged that... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Nahki Wells Scores In Bristol City Victory

Nahki Wells Scores In Bristol City Victory

Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored against his former side QPR to help Bristol City claim a 2-1 victory today [Dec 1]. The club’s match report said, “The Hoops were arguably the better side in the first-half and they took the lead through Rob Dickie’s header inside just 12 minutes. “But City would have to come from behind with Callum O’Dowda... Read more of this article

Ajani Burchall ‘Striving To Be One Of The Best’

Ajani Burchall ‘Striving To Be One Of The Best’

Footballer Ajani Burchall was recently interviewed after his AFC Bournemouth Academy Under 18s win in England, saying that he is striving to be “one of the best on the Under 18 squad.” Asked how be is finding this season as he has predominantly been with the under 18, but he is technically  an under 16, he said, “I feel privileged that... Read more of this article

SailGP Community Steering Committee Formed

SailGP Community Steering Committee Formed

A community steering committee has been formed to provide a supporting role for the SailGP Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, which will be held in April 2021. A BTA spokesperson said, “Bermudians Paul Scope and Mark Clarke have accepted an invitation to lead a Community Steering Committee formed to provide a supporting role for... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

HSBC Marks Day Of Persons With Disabilities

HSBC Marks Day Of Persons With Disabilities

Thursday is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities and HSBC is joining the world’s first PurpleLightUp 24-hour Global Broadcast, in “recognition of the economic contribution that employees with disabilities bring to organizations across the globe.” “The broadcast being facilitated by PurpleSpace, will... Read more of this article

Ministers On Assistance, Unemployment Benefit

Ministers On Assistance, Unemployment Benefit

As of November 20, 2020, an estimated 2,163 people are receiving Financial Assistance benefits, Minister Jason Hayward said, while Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson said that just over $267,000 has been paid to about 60 people on the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit programme. Speaking at yesterday’s [Nov 30] press conference, Labour Minister... Read more of this article

AmWINS To Acquire Bermuda-Based ISBL

AmWINS To Acquire Bermuda-Based ISBL

AmWINS Group Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire International Specialty Brokers Limited [ISBL], a Bermuda-based P&C wholesale insurance/reinsurance broker. “We are excited to partner with Alan Waring, Alan Mooney and the entire ISBL team,” said Scott M. Purviance, Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS. “With their comprehensive access... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Leah Dean Releases ‘Assemble The Tribe’ Book

Leah Dean Releases ‘Assemble The Tribe’ Book

Bermudian author Leah Dean has released her first book, entitled Assemble the Tribe: Believe in Your Value. Find Belonging. Be Different. A spokesperson said, “Leah J M Dean, born and raised on the island of Bermuda, combines her 20 years of local and international Human Resources, Executive and Board experience, to write this personal but timely... Read more of this article

Photo Set II: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

Photo Set II: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

MarketPlace held their modified Christmas Parade last night [Nov 29], with the parade starting at Shelly Bay MarketPlace, traveling through the City of Hamilton and ending at Heron Bay MarketPlace. You can view the first set of photos here, an aerial video showing the view from above here, and all our coverage of the Christmas Parade here. Related... Read more of this article

Bermuda Arts Centre Set To Open ‘Small Show’

Bermuda Arts Centre Set To Open ‘Small Show’

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard will open its annual ‘Small Show’ on Sunday [Dec 6], along with a show by artist Cheryl Hastings and the first of three holiday-themed events. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard kicks off Christmas this coming Sunday with the opening of their annual ‘Small Show.’... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos: Angelfish Artwork At Government House

Photos: Angelfish Artwork At Government House

Artwork depicting angelfish was created out of ocean plastics that were collected from a beach clean-up earlier in the year. Government House posted the photos below on social media, saying: “Following a beach clean-up earlier in the year, the team at Government House came together to make artwork out of ocean plastics which will be on display at... Read more of this article

BUEI Host Screening Of ‘A Life On Our Planet’

BUEI Host Screening Of ‘A Life On Our Planet’

On November 19th, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] hosted a screening of the film ‘A Life on Our Planet’ – presented by Sir David Attenborough, for Bermuda’s school administrators, government officials and environmental advocates. A spokesperson said, “The presentation of this documentary supports BUEI’s mission to... Read more of this article

KPMG Aims To Be Net-Zero Carbon By 2030

KPMG Aims To Be Net-Zero Carbon By 2030

KPMG has announced its intention to “become a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, as part of its continued focus on delivering growth in a sustainable way and providing climate solutions for member firms, clients and communities.” A spokesperson said, “To underpin this goal, the global organisation has signed up to a series of new... Read more of this article

CRIME

Stolen Car Recovered After ‘Lengthy Chase’

Stolen Car Recovered After ‘Lengthy Chase’

After the police located a stolen car in St. George’s, “the suspect suddenly started the vehicle and commenced a lengthy chase” through several parishes, which concluded in Warwick with the suspect escaping on foot and police recovering the vehicle. A police spokesperson said, “At 12:00 pm on Monday 30th November, uniformed police... Read more of this article

Driver Arrested After Crashing Car Into Wall

Driver Arrested After Crashing Car Into Wall

A  motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired after he crashed his car into a wall in Devonshire last night. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday 29th November, Police and Bermuda Fire and Rescue [BFRS] were dispatched to a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a motorcar near the junction... Read more of this article

“Received A Report Of A Stolen Motor Car”

“Received A Report Of A Stolen Motor Car”

The police “received a report of a stolen motor car” — a white Honda CRV bearing license plate number 05338 — and have appealed for anyone that may have seen the vehicle or know of its whereabouts to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “On Monday, November 23rd, police received a report of a stolen motor car. “Between... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

‘Providing Mobile Devices For Each School Level’

‘Providing Mobile Devices For Each School Level’

The Ministry plan to issue “Hatch iPads” to preschool students and Chromebooks to students at other levels, Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27]. This was included in a statement from the Minister on “how the Department of Education is progressing with the distribution of laptops to our students and teaching... Read more of this article

App Provides Covid-19 Exposure Notifications

App Provides Covid-19 Exposure Notifications

The WeHealth Bermuda app — a free smartphone application that provides anonymous Covid-19 exposure notifications — is now available for download in the app store. This was announced during last night’s [Nov 24] press briefing, with Premier David Burt explaining that, “Once the app is downloaded and installed, it runs in the background, just like... Read more of this article

EMonday: Shop Online, Win $250 Vouchers

EMonday: Shop Online, Win $250 Vouchers

The 2020 eMonday initiative — which will be held on November 30th with a goal to support the development of local e-commerce businesses — is offering the chance to win three $250 vouchers for online buyers to use at any of the participating online shops.A Government spokesperson said, “Today Premier, the Hon E David Burt JP, MP, invited Bermuda to turn... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Driver Arrested After Crashing Car Into Wall

Driver Arrested After Crashing Car Into Wall

A  motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired after he crashed his car into a wall in Devonshire last night. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday 29th November, Police and Bermuda Fire and Rescue [BFRS] were dispatched to a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a motorcar near the junction... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Structural Fire In Pembroke

BFRS Extinguish Structural Fire In Pembroke

Yesterday evening [Nov 29], the Bermuda Fire & Service extinguished a structural fire in Pembroke. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 10:52pm on Sunday November 29th, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of smoke and flame issuing from a two story structure in Hamilton, Pembroke. “The Fire Service responded with two appliances... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Kitchen Fire In Southampton

BFRS Extinguish Kitchen Fire In Southampton

The Bermuda Fire And Rescue Service [BFRS] extinguished a fire at a home in Southampton this afternoon [Nov 25], A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 12:52pm, the Bermuda Fire And Rescue Service received a report of an fire alarm activating at a residence in Southampton. BFRS responded with 3 appliances and a total of 11 firefighters. “On arrival, fire... Read more of this article