BELCO Friday Morning Restoration Update

BELCO Friday Morning Restoration Update

BELCO said the latest count is 4113 customers out, and work will continue today [Oct 24] on major work areas, while several crews — which now include 19 linemen from the Caribbean — will be dedicated to restoring power for the remaining commercial customers and those who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Fay. BELCO said, “At... Read more of this article

Bermuda Red Cross Launch Ebola Appeal

Bermuda Red Cross Launch Ebola Appeal

The Bermuda Red Cross has launched a cash appeal to support the communities involved in the Ebola outbreak. According to the World Health Organization, as of 22 October 2014, “the number of total cases stands at 9936 total cases, with 4877 deaths. Cases continue to increase exponentially in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; the situation in these... Read more of this article

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

[Updated with videos. Marc Bean has retained the PLP leadership, defeating Walton Brown by a vote of 85 - 9 in tonight's internal party election. David Burt defeated Michael Weeks for the position of Deputy.] The Progressive Labour Party will be hosting their Annual Delegates Conference at the Devonshire Rec this evening [Oct 23], where all positions... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

[As of Friday, this live blog will continue to be updated, but will no no longer sit at the top of the page] Bermuda is in full recovery mode after being struck by Tropical Storm Fay, and Hurricane Gonzalo in the space of only a few days.There was no loss of life or critical injuries from either storm, however there were widespread power outages... Read more of this article

Bills Will Be Adjusted To Reflect Consumption

Bills Will Be Adjusted To Reflect Consumption

BELCO have apologized to anyone who may receive an estimated bill, and said the bills will be adjusted to reflect actual consumption. The two recent storms caused widespread power outages, with some 27,000 customers losing their power in Fay, while over 31,000 lost power in Gonzalo. The statement from the company said, “Over the next several weeks,... Read more of this article

CableVision Thurs. Evening Restoration Update

CableVision Thurs. Evening Restoration Update

CableVision crews continued to work across the island today, and the company said they anticipate Trimingham Hill, Crawl Hill area of North Shore Road, businesses on Front Street, Rose Hill and a section of St. David’s will have service restored this evening [Oct 23]. Bermuda CableVision CEO Terry Roberson said, ““CableVision crews continued... Read more of this article

Black Mayors Convention Moved To Next Year

Black Mayors Convention Moved To Next Year

The Atlanta-based Conference of Black Mayors, together with Bermuda’s Corporation of Hamilton, have decided to move the Black Mayors Convention from November 2014 to the first available date of next year, saying that representatives of several African nations had their travel plans altered by the Ebola crisis. In making the announcement today,... Read more of this article

BF&M, Argus: Waiver of Double Deductible

BF&M, Argus: Waiver of Double Deductible

BF&M and Argus announced today [Oct 23] that they will be waiving the right to apply separate deductibles for those unfortunate residential customers who incurred damage during both Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo. The insurance companies said two named storms in such a short period is a very unique occurrence, and “two deductibles... Read more of this article

Logic’s System Fully Restored After Gonzalo

Logic’s System Fully Restored After Gonzalo

Logic Communications said that as of 2:20pm today [Oct 23] all internet service including those affected by Hurricane Gonzalo, have been fully restored. “Logic would like to remind the public that service to customers is dependent on their access provider’s [CableVision or BTC] service and the restoration of power to their homes,” the... Read more of this article

Attempted Theft Of Roof Slate From Home

Attempted Theft Of Roof Slate From Home

The police have advised people to secure their home repair supplies when not in use, especially roof slate, as they have received a report about the attempted theft of such supplies from a Hamilton parish home. A police spokesperson said, “Members of the public are advised to secure their home repair supplies when not in use, especially roof slate,... Read more of this article

2015 Cruise Schedule: 366,000 Projected Visitors

2015 Cruise Schedule: 366,000 Projected Visitors

The Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell revealed today [Oct 23] that the 2015 Cruise Ship Schedule has been finalised. Approximately 366,000 cruise visitors are projected for 2015, higher than the 350,000 projected for 2014. “Bermuda remains a popular cruise destination in regards to our cruise product,” said Minister Crockwell.... Read more of this article

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Over the past six months, the Government has put in place several interim measures to reduce the amount of Fats, Oils, Grease [FOG] and other unacceptable material in the island’s sewage waste stream. This FOG in the wastewater can solidify to create the so-called “greaseballs” that sometimes wash ashore from the Seabright outfall on South Shore... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Three Films To Screen At Weekend Film Series

Three Films To Screen At Weekend Film Series

The Weekend Film Series will feature a triple bill for the first time on Sunday October 26. The award winning documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People will screen at 3 p.m., comedic drama My Old Lady starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline will follow at 5.15 p.m., while the fourth screening of the hilarious... Read more of this article

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

[Updated with videos. Marc Bean has retained the PLP leadership, defeating Walton Brown by a vote of 85 - 9 in tonight's internal party election. David Burt defeated Michael Weeks for the position of Deputy.] The Progressive Labour Party will be hosting their Annual Delegates Conference at the Devonshire Rec this evening [Oct 23], where all positions... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

[Updated] Dealing with the daunting task of recovering boats that were damaged, sunk or grounded during Hurricane Gonzalo is underway, with marine contractors and boat owners busy working to save the many watercraft that were affected.From the west end to the east end of the island, numerous boats can be spotted at rest on the coastlines with evidence... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Cricket: ICC WCL Division 3 Gets Underway

Cricket: ICC WCL Division 3 Gets Underway

The first day of Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 has seen Uganda secure a 20-run victory over defending champion Nepal, Singapore down host Malaysia by two wickets in a thriller, and USA record a convincing six-wicket victory over Bermuda. At the Kinrara Oval, Uganda scored 203 for eight and then dismissed Nepal for 183, USA chased down a... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

[Written by Laurie Fullerton ] First day jitters marked the start of the 12th annual Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup. Racing featured strong performances from a trio of nordics including Christian Spodsberg of Denmark now leading the race with three points, Mainio Ormio of Finland with 9 points and Kasper Nordenram of Sweden who is in the top 10. In... Read more of this article

Canfield, Williams First Into Argo Quarter Finals

Canfield, Williams First Into Argo Quarter Finals

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Taylor Canfield [ISV] US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in Day 1 racing against Chris Poole [USA] Riptide Racing. Since then the #2 skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. He... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

BELCO Friday Morning Restoration Update

BELCO Friday Morning Restoration Update

BELCO said the latest count is 4113 customers out, and work will continue today [Oct 24] on major work areas, while several crews — which now include 19 linemen from the Caribbean — will be dedicated to restoring power for the remaining commercial customers and those who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Fay. BELCO said, “At... Read more of this article

Everest Re: Q3 2014 Net Income $274.9 Million

Everest Re: Q3 2014 Net Income $274.9 Million

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, Ltd. reported third quarter 2014 net income available to common shareholders of $274.9 million, or $6.00 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $234.8 million, or $4.81 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2013. After-tax operating income1 available to common shareholders, excluding realized... Read more of this article

Saturday: DPT Hour Change At Central Kiosk

Saturday: DPT Hour Change At Central Kiosk

The Department of Public Transportation advised the public of a change in the hours of operation for the DPT Kiosk at Central Terminal, for Saturday, October 25, 2014. “The kiosk will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on this date only [Saturday, October 25th]. The Department of Public Transportation apologizes for any inconvenience this... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Three Films To Screen At Weekend Film Series

Three Films To Screen At Weekend Film Series

The Weekend Film Series will feature a triple bill for the first time on Sunday October 26. The award winning documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People will screen at 3 p.m., comedic drama My Old Lady starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline will follow at 5.15 p.m., while the fourth screening of the hilarious... Read more of this article

BUEI Family Halloween Party On October 25

BUEI Family Halloween Party On October 25

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is getting set to host a Family Halloween Party on October 25 from 12.00pm to 4.00pm, with a number of attractions planned to entertain kids and adults alike. A spokesperson said, “The party will include a haunted pirate ship, enchanted dive, swashbuckling games, entertainment by In Motion and... Read more of this article

Gene Steede To Perform At Chewstick Tonight

Gene Steede To Perform At Chewstick Tonight

This Friday, October 24th at 9pm, local entertainer Gene Steede will perform at The Chewstick Lounge in a farewell to his daughter Kalea as she ventures off to start a life in London. Chewstick said, “His career has taken him to all our Island’s major hotels as well as throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Australia and more. The venerable... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Over the past six months, the Government has put in place several interim measures to reduce the amount of Fats, Oils, Grease [FOG] and other unacceptable material in the island’s sewage waste stream. This FOG in the wastewater can solidify to create the so-called “greaseballs” that sometimes wash ashore from the Seabright outfall on South Shore... Read more of this article

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

The Department of Parks said they are “reminding the public that the Botanical Gardens and the Arboretum are closed to the general public for health and safety reasons,” as they “sustained extensive tree and shrub damage as a result of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo.” The Department said it is anticipated they will... Read more of this article

“Marine Ecosystems Tend To Recover Well”

“Marine Ecosystems Tend To Recover Well”

“Bermuda’s marine environment and its inhabitants are used to major storms, including hurricanes. There will inevitably be some acute damage as well as some ongoing negative effects in the short to medium term, but overall our marine ecosystems tend to recover well,” the Department of Environmental Protection said. Having found both a... Read more of this article

CRIME

Attempted Theft Of Roof Slate From Home

Attempted Theft Of Roof Slate From Home

The police have advised people to secure their home repair supplies when not in use, especially roof slate, as they have received a report about the attempted theft of such supplies from a Hamilton parish home. A police spokesperson said, “Members of the public are advised to secure their home repair supplies when not in use, especially roof slate,... Read more of this article

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 2 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 2 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [Oct 18/19] police officers arrested two people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme[STEP] continues. A police spokesperson said, “Officers also arrested two people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.” Related... Read more of this article

Weekend Arrests: 1 For DUI, 4 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 1 For DUI, 4 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [Oct 11/12] police officers arrested one person on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme [STEP] continues. A police spokesperson said, “Officers also arrested four people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.” Related... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

CableVision Thurs. Evening Restoration Update

CableVision Thurs. Evening Restoration Update

CableVision crews continued to work across the island today, and the company said they anticipate Trimingham Hill, Crawl Hill area of North Shore Road, businesses on Front Street, Rose Hill and a section of St. David’s will have service restored this evening [Oct 23]. Bermuda CableVision CEO Terry Roberson said, ““CableVision crews continued to work across the... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority On Restoration Progress

Regulatory Authority On Restoration Progress

Bermuda’s Telecommunications carriers are required by law to keep the Bermuda Regulatory Authority abreast of network outages and progress made in restoring service after storms like Fay and Gonzalo, and the RA said that they are doing that. Kyle Masters, Acting CEO, Regulatory Authority, said, “Overall, carriers have made great progress in getting us back to normal,... Read more of this article

Logic’s System Fully Restored After Gonzalo

Logic’s System Fully Restored After Gonzalo

Logic Communications said that as of 2:20pm today [Oct 23] all internet service including those affected by Hurricane Gonzalo, have been fully restored. “Logic would like to remind the public that service to customers is dependent on their access provider’s [CableVision or BTC] service and the restoration of power to their homes,” the company said. “Logic’s... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Man Remains In ICU After Falling Off Ladder

Man Remains In ICU After Falling Off Ladder

At last check today [Oct 23] the 35 year old man injured after falling from a ladder outside a Longford Road, Warwick residence on Saturday [Oct 18] remained in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The original statement from the police after the incident said, “Around 12 noon on Saturday, October 18th first responders attended a report of a man... Read more of this article

Mother & Daughter Hurt In 3 Vehicle Collision

Mother & Daughter Hurt In 3 Vehicle Collision

A three vehicle collision on North Shore Road in Pembroke yesterday [Oct 21] involving a van, a car, and a motorcycle sent a woman and her 7-year-old daughter to hospital. A police spokesperson said, “Around 8.15am on October 21, first responders were dispatched to a reported three vehicle collision on North Shore Road in Pembroke near the junction... Read more of this article

Truck Pulls Down Power Lines On Dock Hill

Truck Pulls Down Power Lines On Dock Hill

[Updated] If you just had your power knocked out again in the Devonshire area it may have something to do with the fact that a truck pulled down lines on Dock Hill at around 7.30am this morning [Oct 22], which appears to have temporarily knocked out power to the area. Personnel from BELCO, Fire and Police are on scene.A police spokesperson said, “Motorists... Read more of this article


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