Photos, Video & Results: Lobster Tournament

Photos, Video & Results: Lobster Tournament

Lobster season kicked off in a big way, with over 100 people entering today’s [Sept 1] Lobster Tournament, which saw the participants catch some 450lbs pounds of lobster in total, with an average weight of 4lbs 6oz. Tom Steinhoff had the heaviest lobster at 8lbs 12oz, David MacPhee and Paul Lindo tied for second with both hauling in catches tipping... Read more of this article

Man’s Body Found On Boat In Devonshire

Man’s Body Found On Boat In Devonshire

First responders attended the Devonshire Bay area this afternoon [Sept 1] after a man’s motionless body was seen onboard a boat. The 75-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the police said that foul play is not suspected. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “First responders attended a report of an incident that took place... Read more of this article

Minister Michael Fahy’s Labour Day Speech

Minister Michael Fahy’s Labour Day Speech

 ”Despite what many think, that unions and Government and employer groups are always at odds, there are in fact a plethora of success stories resulting from our successful collaboration,” Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said before today’s [Sept 1] Labour Day march. Speaking to the crowds gathered on Union Square, Minister Fahy said,... Read more of this article

PLP Leader Marc Bean’s Labour Day Speech

PLP Leader Marc Bean’s Labour Day Speech

Opposition Leader Marc Bean addressed the crowd before today’s [Sept 1] Labour Day march, calling on people to break their silence and “commit to being courageous in the face of wrongdoing, resolute in the face of injustice and united in the struggle for a Bermuda that works for you.” Mr. Bean said, “2014 is shaping up to be... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Labour Day March, Speeches

Photos & Video: Labour Day March, Speeches

[Updated with video] Crowds of union members, family, friends, supporters and politicians from both sides of the aisle turned out to the Labour Day celebrations held at Union Square today [Sept 1] outside the Bermuda Industrial Union Headquarters. Prior to the march taking place at 11.30am, the crowd was addressed by Government and Opposition leaders,... Read more of this article

Road Closes Due To Flight Diversion [Now Open]

Road Closes Due To Flight Diversion [Now Open]

[Updated: Road is now open] As of 12.00pm today [Sept 1] Kindley Field Road has been closed as a safety precaution, with a flight due to land in Bermuda after diverting due to reports of smoke in the cockpit. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “A JetBlue flight with 139 people onboard, traveling from JFK in New York to St. Martin, reported... Read more of this article

Video: Catholic Priests’ Ice Bucket Challenge

Video: Catholic Priests’ Ice Bucket Challenge

Following their acceptance of the challenge last week, the Roman Catholic priests of Bermuda undertook the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday [Aug 31] in Victoria Park. The priests took part in the fundraiser in memory of Fr. Jerome Kroetsch, the former Pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, who died from ALS in September 2012. Fr. Wlodzimierz... Read more of this article

Photos: 33rd Annual Labour Day Banquet

Photos: 33rd Annual Labour Day Banquet

The Bermuda Industrial Union hosted the 33rd Annual Labour Day Banquet at the Fairmont Southampton on Friday [Aug 29], with the theme of “Solidarity for Equality, Jobs, and Justice,” and former Premier Dr Ewart Brown serving as the guest speaker. The Labour Day celebrations continue today [Sept 1], with the road race set to kick off this... Read more of this article

Video: Aerial View Of Bermuda’s Beaches

Video: Aerial View Of Bermuda’s Beaches

Another video from US-based TheViewAbove VA is working to show off Bermuda, following up on a well-done overhead look at Dockyard with an aerial view of Horseshoe Bay Beach and Warwick Long Bay Beach. Set against a backdrop of upbeat music, the video shows off not only the beaches themselves, highlighting their pink sands, but also surrounding areas,... Read more of this article

Section Of Harbour Rd Closed Off After Collision

Section Of Harbour Rd Closed Off After Collision

[Updated] Following a two car collision this afternoon [Aug 31] that resulted in both drivers being injured, a section of Harbour Road in Paget has been cordoned off with traffic diversions in effect, the police said.At 6.00pm, a police spokesperson said, “Motorists are advised that until further notice a section of Harbour Road in Paget has been... Read more of this article

Container Overturns In Blue Hole Hill Area

Container Overturns In Blue Hole Hill Area

Police are on scene directing traffic in the Blue Hole Hill area in the east end after a container overturned this morning [Aug 31]. Details are what exactly transpired are unclear at this time, however we will update with additional information as able. Related PostsPhotos: Two People Injured In 2 Vehicle Collision Photos: Vehicle Found... Read more of this article

Results & Photos Set #2: SandCastle Contest

Results & Photos Set #2: SandCastle Contest

The 19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition took place on Saturday [Aug 30] at Horseshoe Bay Beach, with over a dozen teams entering the contest, and spending the day creating artistic sand sculptures.  The Overall Winner was Hanna Emmerson and Maikal Thomas with their “Whales of a Thank You” offering. Children [12 and under]1st... Read more of this article

Photos: Sand Sculpture Contest At Horseshoe

Photos: Sand Sculpture Contest At Horseshoe

[Updated] Some 20 teams have signed up for today’s [Aug 30] Sand Sculpture Competition at Horseshoe Bay Beach, and the officials are expecting more to register this morning. A spokesperson said, “Despite the ominous skies this morning the 19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition will proceed today. A little rain if it does occur is... Read more of this article

Dr Ewart Brown: We Must Unite & Reconnect

Dr Ewart Brown: We Must Unite & Reconnect

The Bermuda Industrial Union hosted the Labour Day Banquet at the Fairmont Southampton last night [Aug 29], with former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown serving as the guest speaker, delivering a wide ranging speech covering politics, media, JetGate, PRC issue, casinos and much more. Dr. Brown — who served as Premier from 2006 – 2010 — called... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: Catholic Priests’ Ice Bucket Challenge

Video: Catholic Priests’ Ice Bucket Challenge

Following their acceptance of the challenge last week, the Roman Catholic priests of Bermuda undertook the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday [Aug 31] in Victoria Park. The priests took part in the fundraiser in memory of Fr. Jerome Kroetsch, the former Pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, who died from ALS in September 2012. Fr. Wlodzimierz... Read more of this article

Video: Aerial View Of Bermuda’s Beaches

Video: Aerial View Of Bermuda’s Beaches

Another video from US-based TheViewAbove VA is working to show off Bermuda, following up on a well-done overhead look at Dockyard with an aerial view of Horseshoe Bay Beach and Warwick Long Bay Beach. Set against a backdrop of upbeat music, the video shows off not only the beaches themselves, highlighting their pink sands, but also surrounding areas,... Read more of this article

Video: Callon Burns Of Coconut Rockets

Video: Callon Burns Of Coconut Rockets

A video highlighting the performance of Callon Burns of Coconut Rockets at the Flyboard North American Championships, held last June in Toronto, Canada, has been released, showing the moves that earned him a third place finish in the competition. The event, which was the first ever North American Championships, included some of the top flyboarders from... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Jonte Smith Scores Again in Kemi Kings Win

Jonte Smith Scores Again in Kemi Kings Win

Bermuda’s Jonte Smith continues his scoring streak, netting yet another goal for the Kemi Kings in their Finnish League match against TP-47 defeating them 2-0. Smith hit early in the opening minutes of easily breaking through on the right, and opened the scoring tally in the 6th minute. Kemi Kings grabbed another goal, while TP-47 were unable... Read more of this article

Nahki Wells & Huddersfield Fall To Watford

Nahki Wells & Huddersfield Fall To Watford

Nahki Wells and Huddersfield Town met up with Watford on Saturday [Aug 30], playing a tight game that looked to be going in Town’s favour before eventually dropping a 4-2 decision. Wells started the match on the bench, with the team resting him following a recent knock to his ankle, and he came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute. According... Read more of this article

Flora Duffy Finishes 20th in ITU Championship

Flora Duffy Finishes 20th in ITU Championship

Bermuda’s Flora Duffy competed in the 2014 ITU World Championship Grand Final in Canada, placing 20th in the world class field in a time of 2:03:09. Some 100,000 spectators are reported to have come out to watch the event, which was won by American Gwen Jorgensen in a time of 2:00:05, while New Zealand took the second and third spots, with Andrea... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Fitch Affirms ACE Ltd’s Ratings, Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms ACE Ltd’s Ratings, Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of ACE Limited and its subsidiaries [ACE]. The Rating Outlook is Stable. The ratings agency said, “The ratings affirmation reflects ACE’s continued strong operating performance despite competitive market conditions, strong balance sheet position and financial flexibility with moderate leverage, and... Read more of this article

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings To Ally International

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings To Ally International

Rating company A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of B++ [Good] and an issuer credit rating of “bbb+” to Ally International Insurance Company Ltd. [Ally IICL], which is ultimately owned by Ally Financial, Inc. [Ally Financial]. The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable. Ally IICL is domiciled in Hamilton, Bermuda. A... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 29 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 29 2014

Today [Aug 29] saw the close of the BSX’s week finish with 2,680 shares traded on the day, valued at $15,341.20. 1,880 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing at $1.99 per share, even on the day. The other 800 shares were traded by Somers Limited, which closed at $14.50 per share, up 5.5% on the day. The BSX finished the week... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Ah! Tempo After-School Program Returns

Ah! Tempo After-School Program Returns

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, young Bermudian performers were able to take advantage of a celebrated show choir summer performing arts program, where they had their talents stretched and honed by rehearsing and staging an original piece of locally developed musical theatre. After 14 years, the program is now making its return in order to work with... Read more of this article

Results & Photos Set #2: SandCastle Contest

Results & Photos Set #2: SandCastle Contest

The 19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition took place on Saturday [Aug 30] at Horseshoe Bay Beach, with over a dozen teams entering the contest, and spending the day creating artistic sand sculptures.  The Overall Winner was Hanna Emmerson and Maikal Thomas with their “Whales of a Thank You” offering. Children [12 and under]1st... Read more of this article

New Novel Recalls Bermuda Over Five Decades

New Novel Recalls Bermuda Over Five Decades

A new novel that focuses on the memories of Bermuda held by an American socialite serves up a story of intrigue as she attempts to claim her legacy, seeing her recall the island’s beauty over the course of five decades even as she contends with the power struggles of high society. The book’s official synopsis says, “This island is like... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

100 Years Since Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon

100 Years Since Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon

The Passenger Pigeon was a species of bird that once visited Bermuda. Posting on the Bermuda Audubon Society’s Facebook page, Audubon President Andrew Dobson said, “September 1st marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.   “Martha was the last known living Passenger Pigeon; she was named “Martha”... Read more of this article

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

[Updated: Ministry of Public Works issue an apology and explanation concerning the removal of the tree] BEST released the photos below which they said offer confirmation that the “mature poinciana behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was cut down over the weekend.” Last week, the environmental group issued... Read more of this article

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they were “alerted this morning to a notice in the Official Gazette that the tree behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was to be removed”. BEST said, “While the wording in the official notice clearly refers to removal of the tree, the... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Denies Possessing Over $25K Of Drugs

Man Denies Possessing Over $25K Of Drugs

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 29], a 30 year old denied possessing over $25,000 of illegal drugs. Kevin Majors pleaded not guilty to possessing cocaine intended for supply, with the amount said to be 77.13 grams with a value of $23,000; possessing cannabis intended for supply, with the amount said to be 52.55 grams with a value of... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Assaulting Female Lawyer

Man Charged With Assaulting Female Lawyer

In Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 29], Steve Symonds, 59, was remanded into custody until next month after he faced charges relating to an alleged incident with lawyer Ms. Georgia Marshall, on August 28, 2014. Because the charges were indictable and can only be tried in Supreme Court, Mr. Symonds was not required to enter a plea. Answering queries... Read more of this article

Man Denies Assaulting Senator Jeff Baron

Man Denies Assaulting Senator Jeff Baron

In Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 29], a 46-year-old man pleaded not guilty to charges involving an alleged interaction with Senator Jeff Baron on August 27, 2014 at Swizzle Inn.Victor Johnston pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting Senator Jeffrey Baron [pictured] and causing him bodily harm, and to unlawfully damaging a shirt belonging... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Video: Aerial View Of Bermuda’s Beaches

Video: Aerial View Of Bermuda’s Beaches

Another video from US-based TheViewAbove VA is working to show off Bermuda, following up on a well-done overhead look at Dockyard with an aerial view of Horseshoe Bay Beach and Warwick Long Bay Beach. Set against a backdrop of upbeat music, the video shows off not only the beaches themselves, highlighting their pink sands, but also surrounding areas, capturing rock formations,... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has a decidedly more digital marketing strategy to attract visitors to the island, a new quarterly report reveals. The BTA said, “In the second quarter of 2014 – the first quarter of operation for the BTA – 82 percent of all marketing was online, a 26 percent increase over the previous quarter. “Most of the shift in marketing... Read more of this article

Watson.bm Job Site Introduces New Features

Watson.bm Job Site Introduces New Features

Watson.bm, a website launched in April 2014 aiming to make employment opportunities more accessible for those on the island, is continuing to refine its features and capabilities, aiding both employers and employees in helping to facilitate professional connections. A spokesperson for the online service said, “In response to public demand and as another step in their... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

30 Year Old Man Injured In Motorcycle Collision

30 Year Old Man Injured In Motorcycle Collision

Around 4am on Sunday, August 31st first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle motorcycle collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish, near the junction with Studio Lane. A police spokesperson said, “It appears that a male motorcyclist was riding along North Shore Road and collided with a wall. The 30 year old Hamilton parish... Read more of this article

Section Of Harbour Rd Closed Off After Collision

Section Of Harbour Rd Closed Off After Collision

[Updated] Following a two car collision this afternoon [Aug 31] that resulted in both drivers being injured, a section of Harbour Road in Paget has been cordoned off with traffic diversions in effect, the police said.At 6.00pm, a police spokesperson said, “Motorists are advised that until further notice a section of Harbour Road in Paget has been... Read more of this article

Container Overturns In Blue Hole Hill Area

Container Overturns In Blue Hole Hill Area

Police are on scene directing traffic in the Blue Hole Hill area in the east end after a container overturned this morning [Aug 31]. Details are what exactly transpired are unclear at this time, however we will update with additional information as able. Related PostsPhotos: Two People Injured In 2 Vehicle Collision Photos: Vehicle Found... Read more of this article


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