Video: CARIFTA Track & Field Team Returns

Video: CARIFTA Track & Field Team Returns

Bermuda’s medal-winning track & field team returned home this evening [Apr 24] following a successful showing at the 2014 CARIFTA Games in Martinique. The team was greeted by Senator Alexis Swan, as well as their friends and family who cheered them as they walked out of the airport. Bermuda won five medals in total, placing 9th on the overall... Read more of this article

Swimmers Capture Five More CARIFTA Medals

Swimmers Capture Five More CARIFTA Medals

Ashley Irby, Maddy Moore, Jesse Washington and Emma Harvey continued their medal winning form, capturing five more medals at the 2014 CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Aruba today [Apr 24]. A BASA spokesperson said, “After the morning we were well placed with 6 finals and the team was hungry to surpass our best CARIFTA result ever. First up was... Read more of this article

Car Crashes On Causeway, Lands On Side

Car Crashes On Causeway, Lands On Side

Traffic was temporarily reduced to one lane on the Causeway at around 8.00pm this evening [Apr 24] following a collision that resulted in the car landing on its side.Emergency personnel attended the scene, and the car was removed by a tow truck at just past 9.00pm. The driver did not appear to be injured. We will update with additional details if... Read more of this article

Video: Police On Murder Of Erin Richardson

Video: Police On Murder Of Erin Richardson

The Police held a press conference today [Apr 24] to provide information on the murder of Erin Richardson, who was gunned down outside his Southampton home last night. At about 10.45pm last night, Mr. Robinson was outside his Riveria Crescent, Southampton residence when the assailant[s] started shooting at him. He ran into the house, and when the police... Read more of this article

New BDA Chief Executive Officer: Ross Webber

New BDA Chief Executive Officer: Ross Webber

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] announced today that Mr. Ross Webber will join the BDA as Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, August 4th 2014. Mr. Webber joins the BDA from the Government of Bermuda where he is currently Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Economic Development. Chairman of the BDA Board of Directors,... Read more of this article

Govt. Appoints Francis, Whitter, Robinson-James

Govt. Appoints Francis, Whitter, Robinson-James

Today, the Cabinet Secretary and Head of Civil Service, Dr. Derrick Binns announced new appointments among the senior ranks of the Civil Service, with William Francis, Cherie Whitter and Valerie Robinson-James all taking on new roles. Dr. Binns advised that Ms. Cherie Whitter has been formally appointed as the Deputy Head of the Civil Service, and will... Read more of this article

Police Identify Murder Victim As Erin Richardson

Police Identify Murder Victim As Erin Richardson

[Updating: Police have identified the murder victim as 29 year old Erin Richardson.] At sometime around 11.00pm on Wednesday evening [Apr 23] there was a shooting in the Southampton area and police — including Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro — can be seen in the area, and crime scene tape is also visible. Area residents are indicating... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host RIMS ‘Bermuda Reception’

Bermuda To Host RIMS ‘Bermuda Reception’

10,000 people are set to attend the Risk and Insurance Management Society [RIMS] 2014 Conference in Denver, and Bermuda will be in full force with a delegation of almost 200 people, including Premier Craig Cannonier, Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons, Minister of Finance Bob Richards, Cabinet Secretary Dr Derrick Binns,... Read more of this article

Helene Dill Receives Community Service Award

Helene Dill Receives Community Service Award

Bermuda CableVision this morning [Apr 24] awarded Helene Dill, a prolific volunteer and charity organiser, with its Community Service Award in recognition of 34 years of service in various roles. As part of the Community Service Award, a $1,000 donation from Bermuda CableVision will be given to the charity of Mrs Dill’s choice. Mrs Dill was presented... Read more of this article

BIOS: Devil’s Hole Acts As Natural Laboratory

BIOS: Devil’s Hole Acts As Natural Laboratory

Once a popular attraction for Bermuda’s tourists, Devil’s Hole now attracts a different type of visitor: scientists. Located on the southern shore of Harrington Sound, Devil’s Hole is a closed embayment that experiences seasonal changes in water chemistry and biology that are distinct from the rest of Bermuda, making it a “natural laboratory”... Read more of this article

Three Recipients: $100,000 Catlin Marine Grant

Three Recipients: $100,000 Catlin Marine Grant

The Bermuda End-to-End today announced three recipients for its new Catlin Marine Grant, a three-year initiative to support charitable programmes aimed at raising awareness of, and preserving and protecting Bermuda’s marine environment. “We are very excited to announce three local charities who will receive support from this new award,” said Graham... Read more of this article

Videos: Preparations For This Year’s Ag Show

Videos: Preparations For This Year’s Ag Show

[Updated] This year’s Agricultural Exhibition gets underway today [Apr 24] at the Botanical Gardens, with thousands of entries in the various categories. The theme for this year is “Growing for the Next Generation”, and the Exhibition will feature a slew of entertainment, including the overseas trampoline act “The French Connection.”... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: CARIFTA Track & Field Team Returns

Video: CARIFTA Track & Field Team Returns

Bermuda’s medal-winning track & field team returned home this evening [Apr 24] following a successful showing at the 2014 CARIFTA Games in Martinique. The team was greeted by Senator Alexis Swan, as well as their friends and family who cheered them as they walked out of the airport. Bermuda won five medals in total, placing 9th on the overall... Read more of this article

Video: Police On Murder Of Erin Richardson

Video: Police On Murder Of Erin Richardson

The Police held a press conference today [Apr 24] to provide information on the murder of Erin Richardson, who was gunned down outside his Southampton home last night. At about 10.45pm last night, Mr. Robinson was outside his Riveria Crescent, Southampton residence when the assailant[s] started shooting at him. He ran into the house, and when the police... Read more of this article

Videos: Preparations For This Year’s Ag Show

Videos: Preparations For This Year’s Ag Show

[Updated] This year’s Agricultural Exhibition gets underway today [Apr 24] at the Botanical Gardens, with thousands of entries in the various categories. The theme for this year is “Growing for the Next Generation”, and the Exhibition will feature a slew of entertainment, including the overseas trampoline act “The French Connection.”... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Video: CARIFTA Track & Field Team Returns

Video: CARIFTA Track & Field Team Returns

Bermuda’s medal-winning track & field team returned home this evening [Apr 24] following a successful showing at the 2014 CARIFTA Games in Martinique. The team was greeted by Senator Alexis Swan, as well as their friends and family who cheered them as they walked out of the airport. Bermuda won five medals in total, placing 9th on the overall... Read more of this article

Swimmers Capture Five More CARIFTA Medals

Swimmers Capture Five More CARIFTA Medals

Ashley Irby, Maddy Moore, Jesse Washington and Emma Harvey continued their medal winning form, capturing five more medals at the 2014 CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Aruba today [Apr 24]. A BASA spokesperson said, “After the morning we were well placed with 6 finals and the team was hungry to surpass our best CARIFTA result ever. First up was... Read more of this article

Cricket: 2014 BELCO Cup To Start On May 4th

Cricket: 2014 BELCO Cup To Start On May 4th

Today BELCO and the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] announced the 2014 BELCO Cup schedule. This year will see the top two teams from the 2013 season, St. David’s and Southampton Rangers, seeded straight to the semi-finals on Saturday, 17 May. The next eight teams will compete for the remaining semi-final spots starting Sunday, 4 May. The other teams include:... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: April 24 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: April 24 2014

Today [Apr 24] saw a volume of 99,248 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $229,563.52 BD. 97,248 of those shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield, which closed at $2.05 per share, up 2.5% on the day. The final 2,000 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, which closed at $17.99 per share, up 2.8% on the day. The BSX closed at... Read more of this article

Aspen Report 2014 Q1 Net Income: $120.4M

Aspen Report 2014 Q1 Net Income: $120.4M

Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited reported net income after tax of $120.4 million, or $1.66 diluted net income per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Chris O’Kane, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very pleased with our strong results this quarter, which reflect the successful execution and growing impact of our... Read more of this article

New BDA Chief Executive Officer: Ross Webber

New BDA Chief Executive Officer: Ross Webber

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] announced today that Mr. Ross Webber will join the BDA as Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, August 4th 2014. Mr. Webber joins the BDA from the Government of Bermuda where he is currently Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Economic Development. Chairman of the BDA Board of Directors,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Argus Group Donates To Chewstick Foundation

Argus Group Donates To Chewstick Foundation

The Argus Group has made a donation to The Chewstick Foundation, a non-profit cultural arts movement which was established in Bermuda in 2003. The contribution will ensure the continuation and enhancements of its programmes, which include True Wisdom In Growing Souls [T.W.I.G.S.] Youth Open Mic, the Ital Clarke Learning Studio, and the new Break The... Read more of this article

Rubber Duck Derby To Take Place On June 1st

Rubber Duck Derby To Take Place On June 1st

This year’s Duck Derby Race will be held on Sunday, June 1st at Ordnance Island, St. George’s. The major sponsor for this event is BELCO, who have sponsored the Duck Derby for the past seventeen years, and funds raised will go towards Friends of Hospice, the charity supporting Agape House and hospice care in Bermuda. This is their biggest fundraising... Read more of this article

Photos: School House Nursery “Mini Ag Show”

Photos: School House Nursery “Mini Ag Show”

In advance of this year’s Agricultural Exhibition, pre-schoolers at the School House Nursery on Brighton Hill Road in Devonshire hosted their own “Mini Ag Show.” The “Mini Ag Show” included the making of various arts & crafts, vegetable critters, baked goods, fruits and vegetables, Bermuda kites, and visits from pets... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Govt. House Gardens To Open On Sundays

Govt. House Gardens To Open On Sundays

Government House Gardens will be open to the public each Sunday afternoon from this Sunday [Apr 27] until Labour Day. Governor George Fergusson, said today that he hoped Government House’s neighbours would be able to share the beautiful and excellently maintained grounds on Sundays this summer. A statement from Government House said, “Entry... Read more of this article

Sargasso Sea Featured In The Journal ‘Science’

Sargasso Sea Featured In The Journal ‘Science’

The March 28, 2014 issue of the journal Science featured an article entitled “Champions of the Sargasso Sea” which highlighted work being carried out by a group of Danish researchers who travelled to the Sargasso Sea last month to study the declining European Eel population that spawn there. The article said, “It may lie beyond the jurisdiction... Read more of this article

BIOS: Devil’s Hole Acts As Natural Laboratory

BIOS: Devil’s Hole Acts As Natural Laboratory

Once a popular attraction for Bermuda’s tourists, Devil’s Hole now attracts a different type of visitor: scientists. Located on the southern shore of Harrington Sound, Devil’s Hole is a closed embayment that experiences seasonal changes in water chemistry and biology that are distinct from the rest of Bermuda, making it a “natural laboratory”... Read more of this article

CRIME

Video: Police On Murder Of Erin Richardson

Video: Police On Murder Of Erin Richardson

The Police held a press conference today [Apr 24] to provide information on the murder of Erin Richardson, who was gunned down outside his Southampton home last night. At about 10.45pm last night, Mr. Robinson was outside his Riveria Crescent, Southampton residence when the assailant[s] started shooting at him. He ran into the house, and when the police... Read more of this article

Police Identify Murder Victim As Erin Richardson

Police Identify Murder Victim As Erin Richardson

[Updating: Police have identified the murder victim as 29 year old Erin Richardson.] At sometime around 11.00pm on Wednesday evening [Apr 23] there was a shooting in the Southampton area and police — including Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro — can be seen in the area, and crime scene tape is also visible. Area residents are indicating... Read more of this article

Man Denies Assault & Threatening Charges

Man Denies Assault & Threatening Charges

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [Apr 22], a 32-year-old man denied assaulting and uttering threats to two separate people earlier this year before being granted $2,000 bail. Damon Darrell pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting a person in St. George’s in January 2014 and to uttering threatening words to a different person. The second... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Imagine Bermuda To Provide ‘Khan’ Overview

Imagine Bermuda To Provide ‘Khan’ Overview

Community group Imagine Bermuda, an organization that facilitates public education on a free resource to empower students, teachers and parents globally, is inviting the public to attend a meeting intended to provide an overview of Khan Academy. A spokesperson said, “In this era of change, a society is best served when it fosters the release of the full potential... Read more of this article

PartnerRe Wins Innovation Award For iPad App

PartnerRe Wins Innovation Award For iPad App

PartnerRe was honored for their iPad App, PartnerResearch, one of the innovative new products to be recognized at the Risk Management Summit held on March 12, 2014 in New York City. Launched in September 2013, the PartnerResearch App was developed to offer risk managers and business partners free, direct access to a layer of the proprietary modeling systems compiled by... Read more of this article

New Bermuda Employment Website Launches

New Bermuda Employment Website Launches

A new website has launched that allows Bermuda residents to find employment more quickly and easily, benefiting both employers and job seekers in its features and usability. By using Watson.bm, those searching for employment on the website are able to upload their resume and navigate available positions by using criteria such as job title, job category, and location. Employers... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Car Crashes On Causeway, Lands On Side

Car Crashes On Causeway, Lands On Side

Traffic was temporarily reduced to one lane on the Causeway at around 8.00pm this evening [Apr 24] following a collision that resulted in the car landing on its side.Emergency personnel attended the scene, and the car was removed by a tow truck at just past 9.00pm. The driver did not appear to be injured. We will update with additional details if... Read more of this article

Car Damaged In Collision, Then Abandoned

Car Damaged In Collision, Then Abandoned

At approximately 11.15pm this evening [Apr 22], emergency services responded to a collision involving a car on Harrington Sound Road near the junction with Walsingham Lane in Hamilton Parish. On arrival, the car with multiple areas of damage, was found in the road near a damaged wall but there were no occupants at the scene. Police closed off a section... Read more of this article

8 Year Old Pedestrian Injured In Car Collision

8 Year Old Pedestrian Injured In Car Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision apparently involving a pedestrian and a car on Crow Lane this afternoon [Apr 21] at approximately 4pm. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel could be seen attending to the pedestrian who appeared to be a school student. An ambulance and Police also attended the scene. The student did not appear... Read more of this article


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