BIU President On Buses, Issues & Work To Rule

BIU President On Buses, Issues & Work To Rule

[Written by Don Burgess] Bus drivers did not volunteer to work on the National Heroes Day holiday, which is why the buses are not running today [June 18], the BIU President has explained. Chris Furbert, Bermuda Industrial Union president, told Bernews that the bus operators started work to rule last Friday and, as a part of that, on holidays, holiday... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BHW ‘Parade Of Bands’ Event

Photos & Video: BHW ‘Parade Of Bands’ Event

Crowds of people made their way to Clearwater today [June 18] for the Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands; with four bands, Party People, Nova Mas International, Passion Presents Nirvana, and Code Red, all scheduled to be out on the road. Bermuda Heroes Weekend got underway with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event on Friday [June 15], continued with... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: BHW Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert

Photos & Videos: BHW Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert

[Updated with videos] Thousands of people are taking part in the multi-day Bermuda Heroes Weekend, which kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event on Friday, continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay on Saturday, and the Pan In The Park on Sunday.The Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert celebration took place early this morning [June 18] at Bernard’s... Read more of this article

Celebrating Bermuda’s National Heroes

Celebrating Bermuda’s National Heroes

Bermuda is celebrating National Heroes Day today [June 18], honouring those who have made “significant positive contributions to the growth and development of society,” with Bermuda’s National Heroes including Dame Lois Browne-Evans, Dr. E.F. Gordon, Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafego, Sir Henry Tucker, Mary Prince, Gladys Morrell, Sir E.T. Richards,... Read more of this article

Video: June 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: June 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Buses not likely to run today, Blessing of the Boats ceremony in the east end, Bermuda Heroes Weekend kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event at City Hall Car Park on Friday, continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay on Saturday and the Parade of Bands set to take place today in St David’s, and Wetta Bermuda party held at Tobacco Bay Beach are... Read more of this article

‘Risk That Bus Service Will Not Run’ On Monday

‘Risk That Bus Service Will Not Run’ On Monday

[Updated] “There is a risk that the bus service will not run tomorrow, Monday, June 18th,” the Ministry said, as the staff are on work-to-rule and the BIU membership has “interpreted this to include holiday work, regardless of whether or not it forms part of the employees’ weekly work schedule.”A Government spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Wetta Bermuda At Tobacco Bay

Photos & Video: Wetta Bermuda At Tobacco Bay

[Updated with photos] The Wetta Bermuda 2018 party took place at Tobacco Bay Beach in the east end today [June 17], with party goers enjoying themselves at the event which the promoters pledged would feature “Soca, Water, Liquor, Swim Wear and Vibes!.” There was a water truck on scene to assist with spraying the dancing crowd with a high... Read more of this article


Photos & Video: BHW ‘Pan In The Park’ Event

Photos & Video: BHW ‘Pan In The Park’ Event

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Heroes Weekend Pan in the Park event is taking place this afternoon [June 17] at Victoria Park, with people coming out to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of steel pan music. Update: The live broadcast has ended, and the 20-minute video replay is belowThis year’s BHW got underway with the ‘Five Star Friday’... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: ‘Blessing Of The Boats’ Ceremony

Photos/Video: ‘Blessing Of The Boats’ Ceremony

[Updated with photos] The traditional Blessing of the Boats — which dates back to 1849 — is taking place this morning [June 17], with Bishop Nicholas Dill and Reverend Tom Slawson being rowed from St George’s to St David’s to bless boats that gather at Chapel of Ease Dock. Update: The live broadcast has ended, and the 45-minute replay is belowThe... Read more of this article

Dunkley: “Steady Increase In Paid Consultants”

Dunkley: “Steady Increase In Paid Consultants”

Following confirmation that the Government’s fintech advisor Loretta Joseph is paid $20,000 per month and a local firm was hired for a short term consultancy costing $22,000, Shadow Minister Michael Dunkley said the “OBA has noted a steady increase in the number of paid consultants under the PLP” and a “number of them are unbudgeted... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday June 17th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday June 17th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Dante Leverock scored twice as JK Navra Trans recorded a 4-0 win in Estonian Premier League action, KFC donated $1,968 to Bermuda Red Cross, Kim Swan is offering free golf lessons to 40 new golfers, XL Catlin staff spent a day helping the community, and Ciara Burrows was awarded the Hamilton Insurance Group Scholarship were all some of the... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up

Photo Set #2: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up

The Bermuda Heroes Weekend continued today [June 16] with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay. BHW Weekend kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event at City Hall Car Park last night. The annual celebration will continue with the Kiddie Carnival and the Pan In The Park on Sunday [June 17] at Victoria Park from 3.00pm, BHW’s Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert... Read more of this article

Minister Burch: Governor Should Not Present Cup

Minister Burch: Governor Should Not Present Cup

Noting that the first day of Cup Match is Emancipation Day, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said that the Governor should not be invited to present the Cup at Cup Match, explaining to Parliament that he has told Somerset Cricket Club this and made it a precondition to fixing a wall. Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister Burch said,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up

Photos/Video: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Heroes Weekend kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event at City Hall Car Park last night [June 15] and continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay today [June 16]. The 30-minute live video replay is below:The annual celebration will continue with the Kiddie Carnival and the Pan In The Park on Sunday [June 17]... Read more of this article

‘Dispute Between DPT & Unionized Workers’

‘Dispute Between DPT & Unionized Workers’

[Updated] The Department of Public Transportation said they would like to clarify the status of the public bus service for the public holiday on Monday, saying that “notwithstanding the ongoing labour dispute, the bus service will operate on Monday, per the published holiday schedule.” “There is an outstanding dispute between DPT and... Read more of this article

CURB: “Socially Conscious Business Model”

CURB: “Socially Conscious Business Model”

Jonathan Reiss’ speech at the Bermuda Captive Insurance Conference, together with a recent ABIC presentation to their members on Diversity & Inclusion, “shows that the International Business sector in Bermuda is beginning to move towards a more socially conscious business model,” CURB said, adding that they “welcome all voices... Read more of this article

Photos: BHW Heroes Weekend Five Star Friday

Photos: BHW Heroes Weekend Five Star Friday

The Bermuda Heroes Weekend is underway, with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event taking place last night at City Hall Car Park. The multi day annual event is set to continue with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay today [June 16] from 12 noon, while the Kiddie Carnival and the Pan In The Park will take place on Sunday [June 17] at Victoria Park from 3.00pm. BHW’s... Read more of this article

Video: Premier On By-Elections, First 11 Months

Video: Premier On By-Elections, First 11 Months

“I think that the by-election results where we were able to narrow the margins in both seats and actually flip one seat from the Opposition to the Government is an endorsement of our time in office over the past 11 months,” Premier David Burt said, adding that it “doesn’t negate the significant amount of work that is left to be done and... Read more of this article

Queendom Images To Be Showcased In NY

Queendom Images To Be Showcased In NY

Jayde Gibbons of Queendom Heights – one of the vendors selected during the recent BEDC contest to showcase their products in New York – is set to offer a stunning collection of images of Bermuda at the New York market. Six local entrepreneurs have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to New York City and take part in an exclusive... Read more of this article

Video: June 16th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: June 16th Bernews Morning Newsflash

OBA said that Government’s plan to appeal SSM court ruling is retrograde, Jayde Gibbons set to offer a stunning collection of images of Bermuda at the New York market, 14 teachers complete Bermuda Teacher Induction Programme, Government provided $125,000 in sponsorship for the 2018 Bermuda Heroes Weekend, Government will introduce Bill to create... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: BHW ‘Parade Of Bands’ Event

Photos & Video: BHW ‘Parade Of Bands’ Event

Crowds of people made their way to Clearwater today [June 18] for the Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands; with four bands, Party People, Nova Mas International, Passion Presents Nirvana, and Code Red, all scheduled to be out on the road. Bermuda Heroes Weekend got underway with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event on Friday [June 15], continued with... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: BHW Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert

Photos & Videos: BHW Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert

[Updated with videos] Thousands of people are taking part in the multi-day Bermuda Heroes Weekend, which kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event on Friday, continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay on Saturday, and the Pan In The Park on Sunday.The Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert celebration took place early this morning [June 18] at Bernard’s... Read more of this article

Video: June 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: June 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Buses not likely to run today, Blessing of the Boats ceremony in the east end, Bermuda Heroes Weekend kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event at City Hall Car Park on Friday, continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay on Saturday and the Parade of Bands set to take place today in St David’s, and Wetta Bermuda party held at Tobacco Bay Beach are... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Ball Hockey: St. David’s & Southampton Win

Ball Hockey: St. David’s & Southampton Win

The Bermuda Inline Ball Hockey League held make-up matches at the PCC Hockey Rink were 22 goals were scored. Tuckers Town Tropics 6 St. David’s Islanders 8 The St. David’s Islanders would defeat the Tuckers Town Tropics 8 – 6, the St. David’s Islanders would get 4 goals apiece from Christopher Jackson and Pete Brodsky, while the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Cricket Premier, First Division Results

Bermuda Cricket Premier, First Division Results

Southampton Rangers, Somerset Bridge, Flatt’s Victoria, and Cleveland County all recorded victories in this weekend’s Premier and First Division cricket action. Premier Division Southampton Rangers Win by 5 Wickets: St. David’s Cricket Club 180 Southampton Rangers 182/5 The Southampton Rangers put themselves in the driver seat to claim the Premier... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stroke Play Championships Results

Bermuda Stroke Play Championships Results

The Bermuda Stroke Play Championships concluded yesterday [June 17] at Port Royal Golf Course. In the Men’s Championship division, a tie between Jarryd Dillas and Will Haddrell in regulation play resulted in a sudden death playoff on #18. Both players managed to par the hole and once again returned to the tee. However, on the second playoff hole,... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Sompo’s Transaction Risk Insurance In Europe

Sompo’s Transaction Risk Insurance In Europe

Sompo International Holdings, a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced that the company’s European Specialty platform has introduced a new Transaction Risk insurance line of business, expanding its Professional Lines insurance offerings in Europe. This new business targets parties on either side... Read more of this article

Watford Holding Exploring ‘Potential Avenues’

Watford Holding Exploring ‘Potential Avenues’

Watford Holdings Ltd confirmed it is “currently exploring potential avenues toward becoming a registered, publicly-traded company.” “No decisions have been taken at this point on the structure or timing of any such action, and no assurance can be given that such an action will be pursued,” the company said. Watford Re Ltd. is... Read more of this article

BMA Licensing Specialists To Speak At BII Event

BMA Licensing Specialists To Speak At BII Event

Specialists from the Bermuda Monetary Authority will speak at a lunch and learn session examining the Insurance Licensing and Advisory Committee [ILAC] registration requirements for all classes of insurance entities. Organised by the Bermuda Insurance Institute [BII] and sponsored by EY and Conyers Dill & Pearman, it is aimed primarily at insurance... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos & Video: BHW ‘Parade Of Bands’ Event

Photos & Video: BHW ‘Parade Of Bands’ Event

Crowds of people made their way to Clearwater today [June 18] for the Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands; with four bands, Party People, Nova Mas International, Passion Presents Nirvana, and Code Red, all scheduled to be out on the road. Bermuda Heroes Weekend got underway with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event on Friday [June 15], continued with... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: BHW Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert

Photos & Videos: BHW Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert

[Updated with videos] Thousands of people are taking part in the multi-day Bermuda Heroes Weekend, which kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event on Friday, continued with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay on Saturday, and the Pan In The Park on Sunday.The Cirque Du Soca J’Ouvert celebration took place early this morning [June 18] at Bernard’s... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Wetta Bermuda At Tobacco Bay

Photos & Video: Wetta Bermuda At Tobacco Bay

[Updated with photos] The Wetta Bermuda 2018 party took place at Tobacco Bay Beach in the east end today [June 17], with party goers enjoying themselves at the event which the promoters pledged would feature “Soca, Water, Liquor, Swim Wear and Vibes!.” There was a water truck on scene to assist with spraying the dancing crowd with a high... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part II I finished Part I of this essay by saying hats off to... Read more of this article

Matt Carr To Paddle Around Entire Island

Matt Carr To Paddle Around Entire Island

This weekend, in honour of World Ocean’s Day, Matt Carr will stand-up paddle around Bermuda to raise awareness about plastic pollution, with the public asked to support him by donating to Greenrock. Mr. Carr said, “The 40 mile circumnavigation will take around 12 hours to complete, and, as a glutton for punishment, I plan to do this without... Read more of this article

Solar Farm Should Be Operational In 2019

Solar Farm Should Be Operational In 2019

The solar farm at the airport finger is expected to begin construction in the late summer or early fall and it should be operational in the first quarter of 2019, according to Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban. Speaking in the House of Assembly today, Minister Roban said, “Monday, June 4 was an historic day for Bermuda,... Read more of this article

CRIME

‘Pursuing Funds We Believe Illegally Obtained’

‘Pursuing Funds We Believe Illegally Obtained’

[Updated] Hiscox confirmed they are “currently pursuing the repayment of funds which we believe were illegally obtained by one individual who no longer works here, and are working with law enforcement on this matter.” This follows after OffshoreAlert reported that the Bermuda-based company “has accused former Chief Financial Officer... Read more of this article

Court: 43-Year-Old Man Admits Trespassing

Court: 43-Year-Old Man Admits Trespassing

A 43-year-old man has admitted trespassing in a west end store car park. Anthony Tuzo repeatedly returned to the supermarket on April 4, this year despite being ordered to stay away. The court heard that Tuzo had been ordered to steer clear of the supermarket after a string of complaints by customers over the way he asked them for money. This morning... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined $600, Banned For 18 Months

Court: Driver Fined $600, Banned For 18 Months

A drink-driver has been banned from the roads for 18 months. Alvernaz Garcia was stopped in the early hours of May 5, this year, when officers saw him fail to stop at a junction in Southampton. He was then arrested after officers noticed that he had glazed eyes and his breath smelt of alcohol. Garcia was later found to be nearly twice the legal drink-drive... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bill To Create FinTech Development Fund

Bill To Create FinTech Development Fund

“The Government will introduce a Bill that will create a FinTech Development Fund for the specific purpose of holding funds to be used to invest and train Bermudians in the disciplines needed to support a FinTech economy,” Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly today [June 15]. The Premier mentioned the various MOUs that have been signed by the Government,... Read more of this article

Video: Premier David Burt On Fintech Plans

Video: Premier David Burt On Fintech Plans

The Digital Asset Business Act requires companies that are licensed in the fintech space to have a physical presence here in Bermuda, within the next two months we may begin to see more companies begin setting up, and the legislation being passed seeks to ensure that business done on our shores will be done with the highest standards. This was from Premier David Burt,... Read more of this article

EY Announces Blockchain Audit Technology

EY Announces Blockchain Audit Technology

EY has announced the pilot of the EY Blockchain Analyzer, a suite of blockchain audit technologies that enhances the ability to perform an in-depth review of cryptocurrency business transactions. A spokesperson said, “The proprietary technology is designed to support EY audit teams as they perform audits for companies using cryptocurrencies and will lay the foundation... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two Vehicle Collision In St. George’s

Two Vehicle Collision In St. George’s

[Updated] A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a two vehicle collision in St. George’s this evening [June 15]. A police spokesperson said, “Police and first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place on Mullet Bay Road in the area of Rocky Hill Park in St. Georges at 6:40pm [Friday] “Details... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured Riding Down Flight Of Stairs

Motorcyclist Injured Riding Down Flight Of Stairs

A man was transported to hospital this afternoon [June 10] after crashing while riding a motorcycle down a flight of stairs according to police. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Around 5:34pm today [Sunday], police responded to a report of an incident in the area of Lindo’s in Warwick. “It appears that a motorcycle rider rode... Read more of this article

Collisions: 490 People Treated In Four Months

Collisions: 490 People Treated In Four Months

According to the Bermuda Hospitals Board road collision statistics for 1 January – 30 April 2018, 490 people required the Emergency Department.Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic statistics for the period 1 January 2018 – 30 April 2018:490 victims required the Emergency Department36 victims were admitted to the Acute Care Wing5... Read more of this article