Photos: Premier & Minister Attend CBCF In DC

Photos: Premier & Minister Attend CBCF In DC

Premier David Burt and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons, are currently in Washington DC attending the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation [CBCF] Annual Legislative Conference Weekend. “The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference [ALC] is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 22] that “Government has determined cybersecurity as a national priority,” as “without strong cybersecurity awareness and preparedness, our personal and financial safety, economic prosperity, and national security is at risk.” Minister Caines... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Sept 24th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Sept 24th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Bermuda celebrating the International Day of Peace, Warwick Academy to officially rename their pool the “Flora Duffy Swimming Facility”, Delray Rawlins signing a contract extension with Sussex County Cricket Club, and Vogue UK featuring Bermudian model Alize Bailey were some of the positive news stories from the past week.In additional good news,... Read more of this article

Spirit Of Bermuda Repaired And Voyage Ready

Spirit Of Bermuda Repaired And Voyage Ready

Following the collision involving the Spirit of Bermuda and a ferry, repairs have been made to the Spirit of Bermuda and the ship is now ready to host the M3 School Voyages. A Bermuda Sloop Foundation spokesperson said, “We are pleased to announce The Spirit of Bermuda is back in full operation. The ship’s bowsprit underwent repairs and the... Read more of this article

ITU Reveal 2018 Calendar, Including Bermuda

ITU Reveal 2018 Calendar, Including Bermuda

The International Triathlon Union’s 2018 World Triathlon Series will get underway in Abu Dhabi in March, and then move onto a new addition to the calendar, Bermuda, which will host its very first WTS race in April. While it will be the first time Bermuda hosts a WTS race, we do have the notable distinction of being home to the reigning WTS World... Read more of this article

Soldiers Clear Roads & Deliver Supplies In TCI

Soldiers Clear Roads & Deliver Supplies In TCI

Bermuda soldiers on an aid mission to storm-ravaged Turks & Caicos hit the ground running after a second hit by Hurricane Maria. The Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers —  deployed to the Caribbean country’s Grand Turk island after Hurricane Irma earlier this month caused devastation — cleared roads to key emergency service centres and... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Bacardí pledges $3 million for disaster relief and recovery efforts, France awards “whitelist status” to Bermuda, Hamilton Princess unveils their casino plans saying the casino will create 80-100 new jobs, Integrated Ballistic Identification System for police firearms investigations, BHB investing $350,000 in scholarships and training, Polaris... Read more of this article


Hurricane Maria Is “Potential Threat To Bermuda”

Hurricane Maria Is “Potential Threat To Bermuda”

[Updated] Hurricane Maria is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said this evening, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs forecast to 377nm to the WSW at 6pm on Monday [Sept 25], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period.” Graphic courtesy... Read more of this article

Bermuda Ombudsman Annual Report Released

Bermuda Ombudsman Annual Report Released

The Ombudsman for Bermuda’s Annual Report 2016 has been tabled in the House of Assembly and is now available to the public. Ombudsman Victoria Pearman submitted her Annual Report for the calendar year 2016 to the Office of the Speaker of the House of Assembly on 3oth June 2017 in accordance with her statutory duty under the Ombudsman Act 2004. In... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 22 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

Photos: Hamilton Princess Unveils Casino Plans

Photos: Hamilton Princess Unveils Casino Plans

Hamilton Princess Casino Limited today unveiled their plans for Bermuda’s first casino in a public hearing at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. “The plans are subject to approval by the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission and the company being granted a casino license,” the company noted. “The casino will consist of a main... Read more of this article

Premier & Minister To Attend Conference In D.C.

Premier & Minister To Attend Conference In D.C.

Premier David Burt and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons will be travelling to Washington DC today [Sept 22] to attend the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation [CBCF] Annual Legislative Conference Weekend. A Government spokesperson said, “The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference [ALC] is the leading policy conference on... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Alleged Schemes’ For Land Ownership

Minister: ‘Alleged Schemes’ For Land Ownership

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Sept 22], Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown provided an update on “investigations into alleged schemes for non-Bermudians to own land without the benefit of a land licence,” saying there are approximately 120 properties being investigated. Minister Brown said, “Prior to the enactment of... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Sunday Sept 24th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Sept 24th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Bermuda celebrating the International Day of Peace, Warwick Academy to officially rename their pool the “Flora Duffy Swimming Facility”, Delray Rawlins signing a contract extension with Sussex County Cricket Club, and Vogue UK featuring Bermudian model Alize Bailey were some of the positive news stories from the past week.In additional good news,... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Bacardí pledges $3 million for disaster relief and recovery efforts, France awards “whitelist status” to Bermuda, Hamilton Princess unveils their casino plans saying the casino will create 80-100 new jobs, Integrated Ballistic Identification System for police firearms investigations, BHB investing $350,000 in scholarships and training, Polaris... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 22 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Football: BAA & Robin Hood Record Victories

Football: BAA & Robin Hood Record Victories

BAA and Robin Hood claimed wins in this weekend’s Premier and First Division football action. First Division: BAA 5 Ireland Rangers 0 BAA opened their 2017/18 First Division season with a 5 – 0 win over Ireland Rangers. Josh Hartman got BAA on the board in the 20th minute when he scored from close range, Hartman would double the lead in the... Read more of this article

Reggie Lambe Scores In Carlisle Victory

Reggie Lambe Scores In Carlisle Victory

Bermuda’s Reggie Lambe scored for Carlisle United in the 74th minute as they hammered Crewe Alexandra by a score of 5 -0 today [Sept 23]. The club’s match report said, “Carlisle turned on the style as the goals rained in from a superb performance at Gresty Road. They scored five, and it could have been more as they created chance after chance... Read more of this article

Results: BNAA Chaplin Bay Cross Country Race

Results: BNAA Chaplin Bay Cross Country Race

The Bermuda National Athletics Association’s 2017 Cross Country Season got underway at Chaplin Bay. Chayce Smith and Ashley Berry won the Male and Female Open races, while Kayla Raymond and Quincy Kuzyk won the Under 17 races. Smith clocked a time of 30:56.2, while Berry was clocked across the line in 22:40.9. Kuzyk was clocked in a time of 22:20.9,... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 22] that “Government has determined cybersecurity as a national priority,” as “without strong cybersecurity awareness and preparedness, our personal and financial safety, economic prosperity, and national security is at risk.” Minister Caines... Read more of this article

A.M. Best Affirms Argo Group Ratings

A.M. Best Affirms Argo Group Ratings

A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A [Excellent] and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a” of Bermuda-based Argo Re Ltd. and its subsidiaries. A statement from the rating company said, “A.M. Best also has affirmed the Long-Term ICR of “bbb” and the Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings [Long-Term IR] of the parent holding... Read more of this article

HSBC & Pathways Addressing Substance Abuse

HSBC & Pathways Addressing Substance Abuse

HSBC Bermuda and Pathways Bermuda, [formerly Caron Bermuda], is marking its seventh year of partnership with an effort to address the “critical issue of the disease of addiction on the island.” HSBC continues to support Pathways Bermuda’s adolescent and family outpatient programmes which since inception, has helped 74 adolescents and 73... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

BNL To Host Big Book Sale On Sept 29 & 30

BNL To Host Big Book Sale On Sept 29 & 30

The Bermuda National Library [BNL] is getting set to host its third annual Big Book Sale on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 from 10.00am to 3.00pm at 13 Queen Street. A spokesperson said, “It’s almost time for BNL’s third annual Big Book Sale. Plan to stop by the Bermuda National Library [13 Queen Street] on Friday, September... Read more of this article

Photos: Hamilton Princess Unveils Casino Plans

Photos: Hamilton Princess Unveils Casino Plans

Hamilton Princess Casino Limited today unveiled their plans for Bermuda’s first casino in a public hearing at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. “The plans are subject to approval by the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission and the company being granted a casino license,” the company noted. “The casino will consist of a main... Read more of this article

NVCC Set To Combine Football & De Fun Zone

NVCC Set To Combine Football & De Fun Zone

The North Village Community Club [NVCC] will deliver a new twist to “Sunday Football” at its first home season opener at Bernard’s Park on Sunday [Sept 24]. A spokesperson said, “In the first-ever initiative of this kind, NVCC will partner with Soul Food Promotions and “De Fun Zone” to mix mobile entertainment with the island’s love... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] today released preliminary findings on the cause of the major fish die-off event that has been occurring around the Island this month, saying that the “cause of death appeared to be the same gill parasite that was identified in the last major fish die-off – Brooklynella.” “This... Read more of this article

Water Borne Bacteria, Tobacco Bay Beach Closed

Water Borne Bacteria, Tobacco Bay Beach Closed

The Ministry of Health advised that Tobacco Bay Beach “has been closed to swimmers due to higher than normal levels of water-borne bacteria.” “The Department of Health conducts regular testing of seawater and has closed the beach to swimmers and watersports today, due to bacterial levels above the Department’s acceptable limit,”... Read more of this article

“Masterworks Is Going Green” Fundraiser

“Masterworks Is Going Green” Fundraiser

The “Masterworks Is Going Green” fundraiser will be held at The Loren Hotel on Saturday, October 14th, with proceeds set to go towards helping make the museum more environmentally friendly.A spokesperson said, “Masterworks Museum is Going Green! Our Contemporaries Party sponsored by Goslings will be hosted at The Loren Hotel, October... Read more of this article

CRIME

ID System To Help Police Firearm Investigations

ID System To Help Police Firearm Investigations

In conjunction with the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, an Integrated Ballistic Identification System has “been devised to benefit police firearms investigations,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 22] Minister Caines said, “In December 2016, The UK Foreign & Commonwealth... Read more of this article

Bermudians Urged To ‘Remain Vigilant’ In UK

Bermudians Urged To ‘Remain Vigilant’ In UK

The Government of Bermuda London Office has advised “Bermudians in the UK to remain vigilant of their surroundings” following the events in London yesterday morning. An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train, in which 30 people were injured after the explosion... Read more of this article

Police: Photo Of Guns & Ammo Not In Bermuda

Police: Photo Of Guns & Ammo Not In Bermuda

The police said they are “aware of a photo circulating on social media that shows an engine block containing a quantity of guns and ammunition,” saying that while it was “suggested that this contraband was discovered in Bermuda,” the photo is actually from Barbados. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 22] that “Government has determined cybersecurity as a national priority,” as “without strong cybersecurity awareness and preparedness, our personal and financial safety, economic prosperity, and national security is at risk.” Minister Caines said, “In... Read more of this article

ID System To Help Police Firearm Investigations

ID System To Help Police Firearm Investigations

In conjunction with the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, an Integrated Ballistic Identification System has “been devised to benefit police firearms investigations,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 22] Minister Caines said, “In December 2016, The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office secured approximately... Read more of this article

‘Cybersecurity Is Critical To Future Prosperity’

‘Cybersecurity Is Critical To Future Prosperity’

“Cybersecurity is critical to our future prosperity and security” as the “evolution of technology has fundamentally changed our security landscape, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said today. Speaking during the opening of the Cybersecurity Framework Workshop at BUEI, Minister Caines said, “On behalf of the Government of Bermuda, it is my... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

25-Year-Old Motorcyclist Remains In ICU

25-Year-Old Motorcyclist Remains In ICU

The 25-year-old male motorcyclist injured in a collision with an unmarked police car on Tuesday in Hamilton parish remains in critical but stable condition in the ICU.A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning [September 21st] the 25-year-old male motorcyclist from Smith’s parish injured in a collision with an unmarked police... Read more of this article

25-Year-Old Motorcyclist In ICU After Collision

25-Year-Old Motorcyclist In ICU After Collision

A “full investigation is underway” into yesterday’s collision involving an unmarked police car and motorcycle, with both vehicles being impounded and CCTV footage being reviewed, the police confirmed this morning. The collision left the 25-year-old motorcyclist in the ICU, while the police officer, who was driving the car involved,... Read more of this article

Collision On North Shore In Hamilton Parish

Collision On North Shore In Hamilton Parish

[Updating] Police, BFRS and emergency personnel are currently on scene in the North Shore Road area in Hamilton parish, after what appears to be a road traffic collision. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as ableUpdate 3.17pm: The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they responded to a road traffic collision at the... Read more of this article