Minister Dunkley: ‘Mr Scott Has A Short Memory’

Minister Dunkley: ‘Mr Scott Has A Short Memory’

The National Security Ministry called Michael Scott’s recent comments “reckless and irresponsible,” while Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said that Mr. Scott “has a short memory” as the process that led to the recommendation of BAS/SERCO as the CCTV service provider was “initiated, devised and approved... Read more of this article

Grand Atlantic To Become All-Suite Condo Hotel

Grand Atlantic To Become All-Suite Condo Hotel

[Updated with video/statement/PLP response] The Grand Atlantic property will be taken over by MacLellan & Associates who plan to turn it into a condo hotel, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin announced today [Apr 16]. Speaking at a press conference held this morning, Minister Gordon-Pamplin said that Caribbean-based MacLellan &... Read more of this article

NVCC Supports Bermuda Special Olympic Team

NVCC Supports Bermuda Special Olympic Team

North Village Community Club is hailing the efforts of CedarBridge Academy who plan to take a class of 12 students to participate in a Special Olympics track meet which is being held at the University of Delaware in Delaware, with NVCC making a $500 donation towards the travel costs. The relationship between North Village and CedarBridge Academy’s... Read more of this article

Police Service Celebrates 135th Anniversary

Police Service Celebrates 135th Anniversary

The Bermuda Police Service is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year, and has a slew of events planned to mark the occasion. Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva said, “2014 marks a significant milestone in Bermuda as this year the Bermuda Police Service will celebrate 135 continuous years of service to our community. “We are excited... Read more of this article

PLP On CCTV: “Nothing Short of Incompetent”

PLP On CCTV: “Nothing Short of Incompetent”

“Minister Dunkley’s handling of the CCTV system has been nothing short of incompetent and has jeopardized the safety of countless Bermudians,” Shadow Public Safety Minister Michael Scott said last night. The new 150 camera island-wide system was supposed to be operational as of April 1st, but has been delayed. The service was previously... Read more of this article

Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Ship In Hamilton

Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Ship In Hamilton

The Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship is in Hamilton today [Apr 15], marking the first cruise ship visit for the island’s capital city this year. The 565ft long ship is carrying an estimated 456 passengers and 325 crew. The Seven Seas Navigator is one of almost 20 occasional callers the island is set to have in 2014, with the occasional callers... Read more of this article

Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

A memorial service has been set to celebrate the life of Sir David Gibbons [pictured left]. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Hamilton at 3.00pm. A spokesperson for the family said, “Rev. Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda, will officiate the service. Tributes will... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

“Today, the OBA’s version of the truth has been blown out of the water and now our people, beaches, our sea life and our tourism economy are paying the price for their lies and inaction,” Shadow Minister of Health Zane DeSilva said today [Apr 15]. Mr. DeSilva’s comments come after what Health & Environment Minister Trevor Moniz... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies For Queen Elizabeth

Bermuda Easter Lilies For Queen Elizabeth

Governor George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty the Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Debbie and Alan Cameron for Aberfeldy Nursery in Paget. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies would travel on this evening’s [Apr 15] British Airway’s flight to London... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Greaseballs’ Wash Up At Grape Bay

Photos: ‘Greaseballs’ Wash Up At Grape Bay

[Updating] Grape Bay Beach is not looking — or smelling — its most attractive today [Apr 15] with small greyish lumps scattered over the Paget beach. They did not have the most pleasant smell, and while we were on the beach an area resident came up to us and said it was “disgusting” to have to deal with. The conditions at Grape... Read more of this article

Progress Being Made On Delayed CCTV Project

Progress Being Made On Delayed CCTV Project

The ‘back haul’ work on the new CCTV system, which was supposed to be operational on April 1st, will be finished before the end of May and will allow the final phase of expansion to be completed, Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva said today. The new system is due to consist of 150 cameras island-wide, using the latest technology to allow the... Read more of this article

New Hamilton Princess Marina To Open In July

New Hamilton Princess Marina To Open In July

As part of the $90 million redevelopment, the Green Family, owners of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, today announced that the new marina will open in mid-July. The new state-of-the-art marina will have up to 60 permanent berths available for locals who are interested in marina facilities in Hamilton Harbour. There will be additional space available... Read more of this article

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

One of Bernews photographers had the opportunity to tag along with the Ocean Vet team of Dr. Neil Burnie and Choy Aming, getting the chance to see a variety of ocean life in action as the cameras rolled for the production of the 12-part television series.The team has been leaving Flatts inlet on a 30 foot custom Predator catamaran with seven people... Read more of this article

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VIDEOS

Video: National Volleyball Team Travel Overseas

Video: National Volleyball Team Travel Overseas

The Bermuda Junior Boys’ National Volleyball Team gathered at the airport early this morning [Apr 16] on their way to the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association [ECVA] Invitational being held in Antigua from April 17-21. The team players include Jeremiah Andrade, Andrew Blee, Shannon Botelho, Shaun De Couto, Jacques DeVerteuil, Justin Ferreira,... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda “Happy” Video Makes Oprah!

Video: Bermuda “Happy” Video Makes Oprah!

[Updated] A glimpse of the Bermuda version of the Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” video was shown on OWN, the television network owned by superstar Oprah Winfrey. During an interview with Pharrell William on Oprah Prime last night [Apr 13] they played a montage of fan-created YouTube videos adapted from his hit song “Happy,”... Read more of this article

SPORTS

NVCC Supports Bermuda Special Olympic Team

NVCC Supports Bermuda Special Olympic Team

North Village Community Club is hailing the efforts of CedarBridge Academy who plan to take a class of 12 students to participate in a Special Olympics track meet which is being held at the University of Delaware in Delaware, with NVCC making a $500 donation towards the travel costs. The relationship between North Village and CedarBridge Academy’s... Read more of this article

Photos: BNAA Track Meet Held Ahead Of Carifta

Photos: BNAA Track Meet Held Ahead Of Carifta

The latest Bermuda National Athletics Association [BNAA] track meet brought together some of Bermuda’s young athletes to compete in a series of U13, U18, and U20 events at the National Sports Centre. The event featured both male and female athletes competing in a number of individual categories, with winners recognized in more than 30 individual... Read more of this article

Video: National Volleyball Team Travel Overseas

Video: National Volleyball Team Travel Overseas

The Bermuda Junior Boys’ National Volleyball Team gathered at the airport early this morning [Apr 16] on their way to the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association [ECVA] Invitational being held in Antigua from April 17-21. The team players include Jeremiah Andrade, Andrew Blee, Shannon Botelho, Shaun De Couto, Jacques DeVerteuil, Justin Ferreira,... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

EY Names Pete Cangany As Senior Partner

EY Names Pete Cangany As Senior Partner

EY announced today [Apr 16] two leadership changes effective 1 July 2014. Pete Cangany has been named its Senior Partner in Bermuda, and Gil Tucker has been named Chairman of the firm. Since January 2013, Cangany has served as Insurance Leader for the EY Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands region, and he will continue to lead... Read more of this article

FRMO Corp. Purchases 37.57% Stake In BSX

FRMO Corp. Purchases 37.57% Stake In BSX

FRMO Corporation has purchased a 37.57% stake in the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], making them the largest shareholder of the BSX. Murray Stahl, chairman of FRMO, will be joining the BSX board of directors [Council]. Mr. Stahl is also chairman of Horizon Asset Management LLC, a registered investment adviser. A private equity fund managed by Horizon... Read more of this article

TBi Introduces Unlimited Local Calling

TBi Introduces Unlimited Local Calling

 Today TBi announced that customers can now enjoy unlimited local calling to any mobile or fixed number in Bermuda. “Unlimited local calling is an exciting new offering from TBi that helps people stay connected without the inconvenience of watching minutes,” said Gregory Swan [pictured], TBi’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Customers... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

IWC Art Exhibition Raises $6002 For Chewstick

IWC Art Exhibition Raises $6002 For Chewstick

Following a fundraising art exhibition hosted by the International Women’s Club [IWC] of Bermuda, just over $6000 was presented to the Chewstick Foundation. The exhibition, held at the ACE Gallery, showcased a variety of mediums including painting, photography, quilting, clay work, and jewelry. Over 50 works of art were donated by IWC members and... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Celebrate International Jazz Day

Bermuda To Celebrate International Jazz Day

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization [UNESCO] officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe, with Bermuda set to take part in the celebrations again this year. “Each year on April 30, this... Read more of this article

Gilbert Lamb Fun Day To Be Held In St. David’s

Gilbert Lamb Fun Day To Be Held In St. David’s

St David’s County Cricket Club will be hosting its annual Gilbert Lamb Day at Lords, St. David’s on April 18th to celebrate Good Friday. The event — which features the popular Mohawk Grand Prix —  will kick off at 11.00am with President Otis J Minors remarks, and then children’s races will follow as well as a host of other... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Solar Panel Rebate Programme Ends This Month

Solar Panel Rebate Programme Ends This Month

The Department of Energy’s Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Initiative which began in 2009 will end this month following five years of steady growth and a notable increase in solar panel and residential solar hot-water installations. A spokesperson said, “The rebate scheme began as an incentive to offer residents up to $5,000 for the installation of... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

“Today, the OBA’s version of the truth has been blown out of the water and now our people, beaches, our sea life and our tourism economy are paying the price for their lies and inaction,” Shadow Minister of Health Zane DeSilva said today [Apr 15]. Mr. DeSilva’s comments come after what Health & Environment Minister Trevor Moniz... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Pleads “Guilty With An Explanation”

Man Pleads “Guilty With An Explanation”

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [Apr 15], a 55-year-old man pleaded “guilty with an explanation” to a charge he assaulted another man. Mr Basil Stewart pleaded guilty with an explanation to a charge of unlawfully assaulting another man and causing him bodily harm following an incident took place at the Salvation Army Shelter in... Read more of this article

Bermuda Shorts Day Ends In Murder In Canada

Bermuda Shorts Day Ends In Murder In Canada

A Bermuda Shorts Day celebration by University of Calgary students in Canada turned tragic on Tuesday morning [Apr 15] as a young man stabbed five of his fellow students to death, resulting in that city’s worst mass murder in its history. The Bermuda Shorts Day celebration is the largest of the year for Calgary students, bringing thousands together... Read more of this article

23 Yr Old Man Charged With Assaulting Woman

23 Yr Old Man Charged With Assaulting Woman

After electing to be tried in Magistrates Court, 23 year old Keino Lambert pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting a woman earlier this month and causing her bodily harm. Lambert was remanded into custody by Senior Magistrate Archie Warner until his return for Mention on 29th April 2014. Related PostsMan Receives Probation After Time... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

TBi Introduces Unlimited Local Calling

TBi Introduces Unlimited Local Calling

 Today TBi announced that customers can now enjoy unlimited local calling to any mobile or fixed number in Bermuda. “Unlimited local calling is an exciting new offering from TBi that helps people stay connected without the inconvenience of watching minutes,” said Gregory Swan [pictured], TBi’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Customers who sign up for... Read more of this article

Dernier Cri Launches Online Fashion Store

Dernier Cri Launches Online Fashion Store

Dernier Cri opened its virtual doors with the launch of a full-featured website that specialises in the latest urban fashions for men, and they plan to launch a section on the online storefront call “Bermuda’s Very Own” to promote and sell the clothing of local designers. According to their website, “Dernier Cri [pronounced dern-yey-kree], meaning... Read more of this article

Digicel Roaming Pass Now Includes Canada

Digicel Roaming Pass Now Includes Canada

Digicel has expanded the scope of roaming pass to include Canada, launching the service today [Apr 10]. A company spokesperson said, “Leading up to a busy travel weekend for Easter, Digicel has expanded the scope of its revolutionary roaming pass to include Canada. The new Digicel USA and Canada Roaming Pass, launched today, offers customers visiting the United Stated... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

35 Year Old Hospitalised After Industrial Accident

35 Year Old Hospitalised After Industrial Accident

At sometime around 1pm today [Apr 14] there was an industrial accident at the KEMH construction site, which resulted in a man being taken to hospital where he is presently listed in stable condition.A Bermuda Hospitals Board spokesperson said, “BHB can confirm that there was an industrial accident on the site of the new Acute Care Wing today... Read more of this article

Woman Recovering From Burns After House Fire

Woman Recovering From Burns After House Fire

A 54 year old woman is recovering after receiving what the police said were “relatively minor first degree burns to her arms and face” in the explosion and blaze that severely damaged a Palmetto Road residence in the early hours of this morning [Apr 13]. Officials originally said no one was injured, however today said that one resident did... Read more of this article

Videos & Photos: Fire At Palmetto Road House

Videos & Photos: Fire At Palmetto Road House

[Updating: Residents managed to escape unharmed after a Palmetto Road home caught fire after what sounded like an explosion at around 2.40am today. Residents of nearby properties were evacuated following the discovery of gas tanks adjacent to where the fire was located. 20 firefighters extinguished the blaze, and the property sustained serious damage... Read more of this article


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