Video: Premier On Domestic Partnership Act

Video: Premier On Domestic Partnership Act

“I expect that the Governor will ratify the Bill of the Parliament,” Premier David Burt said when asked about speculation on whether the Governor will give assent to the Domestic Partnership Act, with the Premier saying the Bill was a compromise, and it gives same-sex couples more legal benefits than they previously had. Premier Burt sat down... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Roban Hosts Hamper/Toy Drive

Video: Minister Roban Hosts Hamper/Toy Drive

Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban is celebrating 10 years as an elected MP for Pembroke East, and with the help of party members and supporters, is holding events this weekend to give back to the community. Speaking earlier today, Mr Roban told Bernews, “The team is now in here putting together the... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Dec 15 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 15 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

45 Minute Video: Interview With Premier  Burt

45 Minute Video: Interview With Premier Burt

[Updated] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is speaking with Bernews this afternoon [Dec 15], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Jeremy Deacon. Update 2.34pm: The interview has concluded and the 45-minute video replay is below. We will try and transcribe some of the main points, but to give a brief summary for now, some of the... Read more of this article

Ministry: 30 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

Ministry: 30 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this afternoon [Dec 15] with thirty bus runs cancelled. Related StoriesMinistry: One Bus Cancellation For Tuesday Chronology Of Bus Problems In Bermuda Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry:... Read more of this article

Paul Telford Named Hotelier Of The Year

Paul Telford Named Hotelier Of The Year

The Bermuda Hotel Association [BHA] announced that Mr. Paul Telford — the General Manager of Rosewood Bermuda — is their 2017 Hotelier of the Year.A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Hotel Association is pleased to announce that Mr. Paul Telford, General Manager, Rosewood Bermuda is their 2017 Hotelier of the Year. “Mr. Telford was... Read more of this article

Photos: RFA Mounts Bay Arrives In Bermuda

Photos: RFA Mounts Bay Arrives In Bermuda

The Royal Naval support ship RFA Mounts Bay has arrived in Bermuda for a three day visit, where she is due to host a Disaster Management Presentation of the vessels capabilities for members of Bermuda’s EMO, and also host tours for the Bermuda Sea Cadets and the Bermuda Scouts Association. “RFA Mounts Bay has been on deployment to the region... Read more of this article


Fire Service Extinguish Boat Fire In Southampton

Fire Service Extinguish Boat Fire In Southampton

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a boat fire early this morning in the Riddle’s Bay, with a “50 foot plus sailboat with smoke smoldering from the cabin area,” with the BFRS saying they “were able to access the boat via the assistance of local boatman, Mr. Andrew Marshall, to whom we would like to express our thanks.”The... Read more of this article

AON Donate $10K For Radiation Therapy

AON Donate $10K For Radiation Therapy

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC] announced today [Dec 15] that AON Group [Bermuda] Ltd. had gifted $10,000 to support BCHC’s radiation therapy initiative. This donation brings BCHC close to reaching the $10M radiation therapy capital campaign goal funding the design, build and medical equipment for the Radiation Therapy Unit which opened in... Read more of this article

International Media Report On Bill Passing

International Media Report On Bill Passing

A number of overseas media have reported on Bermuda’s legislation to replace same sex marriages with domestic partnerships, with outlets reporting on the situation including the BBC, Washington Post, Fox News, ITV, ABC News, New York Times, NZ Herald, Telegraph, Pink News, Daily Mail, Guardian, Hindustan Times, Daily Beast, Cayman News Service,... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #4

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #4

“The 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda was very much about the Common Good of the island and its people. As a community we learned how to work together for the good of all and how to collaborate as agencies, government departments and the private sector for the best results,” the ACBDA said as Part 4 of their Earl Cameron narrated documentary... Read more of this article

200 Students Make Holiday Cards For Seniors

200 Students Make Holiday Cards For Seniors

Recipients of Meals and Wheels have or will receive a surprise with their meals this week – personalized greeting cards created by 200 students from Bermuda’s primary schools. Front row:​ Aldwin Aquino, P6, of Purvis Primary school​ and Tiegan Thomas, Year 7, of Warwick Academy​; Back Row: ​Ms. Kievonne Simmons, Purvis Primary School, Ms.... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Teachers Union welcomes plan outlining the future development of education, HRC Bermuda responds to Domestic Partnerships Act passing in Senate, Artex team help work on Trunk Island restoration, Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden on Govt’s statement on 2017/18 first half finances, Rainbow Alliance responds to Domestic Partnerships Bill passing, Recipients... Read more of this article

Ingham Meets Young Sailors In South Africa

Ingham Meets Young Sailors In South Africa

Mustafa Ingham, an aspiring professional sailor who is participating in an apprenticeship opportunity with the Volvo Ocean Race, recently had the opportunity to speak with young sailors in South Africa as part of his role as a Volvo Ocean Race Academy Apprentice. After speaking with the students, Mr. Ingham said, “I tried to get the message across... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Dec 14 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 14 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

Butterfield Adjust Rates Following Fed Increase

Butterfield Adjust Rates Following Fed Increase

The Bank of Butterfield announced that, in step with yesterday’s 25 basis point increase in the US Federal Funds Rate, the Bank is adjusting its interest rates on loans and fixed-term deposits. Deposit Rates The Bank said, “To provide customers with the opportunity  to earn higher returns on Bermuda dollar and US dollar deposits, rates paid... Read more of this article

BTA Chairman & CEO Issue Joint Statement

BTA Chairman & CEO Issue Joint Statement

Following the contrasting statements from the Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO and Board which were followed by comments from the Tourism Minister expressing his “disappointment with Mr. Dallas’ unauthorized statement,” BTA Board Chairman Paul Telford and CEO Kevin Dallas issued a short joint statement about the “way forward”... Read more of this article

Photos: Clearwater Choir Performs At Princess

Photos: Clearwater Choir Performs At Princess

Clearwater Middle School’s Choir paid a visit to Hamilton Princess & Beach Club to express their gratitude for the efforts of “The Pink Squad” – a team of volunteers from the hotel – in helping to update the school’s music room. The choir sang a selection of Christmas carols and performed instrumentals of seasonal favourites, led by... Read more of this article

Ministry: 23 Bus Runs Cancelled On Thursday

Ministry: 23 Bus Runs Cancelled On Thursday

The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this afternoon [Dec 14] with twenty-three bus runs cancelled. Related StoriesMinistry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday Ministry:... Read more of this article

BPS Issue Christmas Crime Prevention Advisory

BPS Issue Christmas Crime Prevention Advisory

The Bermuda Police Service has reminded the public to be vigilant saying “that as we are already in the festive season we want to remind homeowners, shoppers and business owners & staff to be extremely vigilant in an effort to minimizing the risk of becoming a victim of crime; which as we know increases during this time of the year.” Acting... Read more of this article

American Group Urges Governor To “Veto” Bill

American Group Urges Governor To “Veto” Bill

The U.S. based Human Rights Campaign has urged the Governor of Bermuda “to veto legislation passed by the Bermuda Parliament repealing marriage equality,” saying that “if the measure becomes law, the British overseas territory will become the first territory in the world to take away the right of same-sex couples to marry.” Domestic... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #3

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #3

“This is Part 3 of a nine-part series walking you down memory lane of Bermuda’s 35th America’s Cup and revealing behind the scenes insights from Bermudians who were involved in planning and preparing the event.”, the ACBDA said. “You’ll hear how they were nervous in the planning stages, wondering ‘could we deliver’ and ‘had... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Premier On Domestic Partnership Act

Video: Premier On Domestic Partnership Act

“I expect that the Governor will ratify the Bill of the Parliament,” Premier David Burt said when asked about speculation on whether the Governor will give assent to the Domestic Partnership Act, with the Premier saying the Bill was a compromise, and it gives same-sex couples more legal benefits than they previously had. Premier Burt sat down... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Roban Hosts Hamper/Toy Drive

Video: Minister Roban Hosts Hamper/Toy Drive

Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban is celebrating 10 years as an elected MP for Pembroke East, and with the help of party members and supporters, is holding events this weekend to give back to the community. Speaking earlier today, Mr Roban told Bernews, “The team is now in here putting together the... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Dec 15 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 15 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

Photos: BRFU Youth Christmas Rugby Festival

Photos: BRFU Youth Christmas Rugby Festival

On Sunday [Dec 10], the Bermuda Rugby Football Union hosted a Youth Rugby Festival to mark the last Sunday rugby session before the Christmas break at Police Field, with U6s to U16s involved in the festival. BRFU Youth Development Officer Patrick Calow said “We typically have just have a Christmas party for the young people before the Christmas break,... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #4

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #4

“The 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda was very much about the Common Good of the island and its people. As a community we learned how to work together for the good of all and how to collaborate as agencies, government departments and the private sector for the best results,” the ACBDA said as Part 4 of their Earl Cameron narrated documentary... Read more of this article

Basketball Elite City League: Falcons Win

Basketball Elite City League: Falcons Win

The Falcons were crowned the Bermuda Basketball Atlantic Vision Care Elite City League 2017 Champions after defeating the Warriors inside the Cedarbridge Academy Gymnasium. The Final saw the Warriors once again come up a little short as the Falcons defeated them 76-68. The Warriors down by 20 at the half 44 – 24, made a run at the start of the second... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Paul Telford Named Hotelier Of The Year

Paul Telford Named Hotelier Of The Year

The Bermuda Hotel Association [BHA] announced that Mr. Paul Telford — the General Manager of Rosewood Bermuda — is their 2017 Hotelier of the Year.A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Hotel Association is pleased to announce that Mr. Paul Telford, General Manager, Rosewood Bermuda is their 2017 Hotelier of the Year. “Mr. Telford was... Read more of this article

AON Donate $10K For Radiation Therapy

AON Donate $10K For Radiation Therapy

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC] announced today [Dec 15] that AON Group [Bermuda] Ltd. had gifted $10,000 to support BCHC’s radiation therapy initiative. This donation brings BCHC close to reaching the $10M radiation therapy capital campaign goal funding the design, build and medical equipment for the Radiation Therapy Unit which opened in... Read more of this article

Hamilton Underwriting Appoints Robert Patten

Hamilton Underwriting Appoints Robert Patten

Hamilton Underwriting Limited, the managing agency of Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyd’s operations of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, announced that Robert Patten has joined the organization as Head of Casualty. Reporting to Active Underwriter and Head of Treaty Trevor Carvey, Mr. Patten took up his position on Monday, 11 December, 2017. “It’s... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos: Clearwater Choir Performs At Princess

Photos: Clearwater Choir Performs At Princess

Clearwater Middle School’s Choir paid a visit to Hamilton Princess & Beach Club to express their gratitude for the efforts of “The Pink Squad” – a team of volunteers from the hotel – in helping to update the school’s music room. The choir sang a selection of Christmas carols and performed instrumentals of seasonal favourites, led by... Read more of this article

PLP C15′s Hamper Drive & Children’s Party

PLP C15′s Hamper Drive & Children’s Party

Deputy Premier Walter Roban is celebrating 10 years as an elected MP for Pembroke East, and with the help of party members and supporters, he is holding events this upcoming weekend to give back to the community. A PLP spokesperson said, “The Hon. Walter H. Roban JP Deputy Premier, Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs is, this month, celebrating... Read more of this article

Bermuda School Of Music ‘Joy To The World’

Bermuda School Of Music ‘Joy To The World’

The Bermuda School of Music is getting set to present Joy To The World, 400 years of Festive and Uplifting Christmas Carols on Friday [Dec 15] and Saturday [Dec 16] from 7:30pm at St. John’s Church, Pembroke. The program will feature The Bermuda Chamber Choir & Orchestra and The Bermuda School of Music Youth Choir which will be directed by Marjorie... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Artex Team Helps Restoration Of Trunk Island

Artex Team Helps Restoration Of Trunk Island

Last week, 17 Artex employees and their family members participated in a charitable event in partnership with the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] – a registered Bermuda charity that supports the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.In 2015 BZS purchased a 2.4 acre lot on Trunk Island, in Harrington Sound, with plans to create an outdoor classroom for... Read more of this article

Global Indemnity Donate $12.5K To Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Donate $12.5K To Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re has donated $12,500 in support of the 50th anniversary of the Bermuda Turtle Project. A BZS spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Global Indemnity Re [GIR] has supported BZS Conservation. “This year, GIR donated $12.5K in support of the 50th anniversary... Read more of this article

Plan For Aquaponics Farm On Smith’s Island

Plan For Aquaponics Farm On Smith’s Island

The Department of Planning recently approved plans to set up a “small scale aquaponics farm” on Smith’s Island in St George’s. Aquaponics is a system that combines hydroponics [growing plants in water without soil] and aquaculture [fish farming] in a symbiotic environment. The planning application, submitted by Uwe Lipfert and... Read more of this article

CRIME

BPS Issue Christmas Crime Prevention Advisory

BPS Issue Christmas Crime Prevention Advisory

The Bermuda Police Service has reminded the public to be vigilant saying “that as we are already in the festive season we want to remind homeowners, shoppers and business owners & staff to be extremely vigilant in an effort to minimizing the risk of becoming a victim of crime; which as we know increases during this time of the year.” Acting... Read more of this article

Court: Joell Loses Appeal On Firearm Charge

Court: Joell Loses Appeal On Firearm Charge

Eston Joell –  who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition – has his appeal dismissed by Bermuda’s Court of Appeal. In providing background, the Court’s ruling said, “On 13th June, 2016 the Appellant was convicted of the offence of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, contrary to section 2[1][a][iv]... Read more of this article

Former Teacher To Be Extradited To Bermuda

Former Teacher To Be Extradited To Bermuda

An American who previously lived in Bermuda and worked as a teacher, is reportedly set to be extradited to Bermuda from the United States, where he will face charges. Overseas media have reported that court documents show the Judge signed off on an extradition certification that will send the man to Bermuda to face charges related to allegations of... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

East End Group & Decisions To Join Forces

East End Group & Decisions To Join Forces

East End Group [EEG] and Decisions Limited today announced a merger between their organizations, saying there “are great synergies between the two organizations teams and services,” with the company also noting that there will be no redundancies in either company due to the merger. EEG is the proprietor of East End Telecom [EET], the leading public safety and... Read more of this article

Plan For Aquaponics Farm On Smith’s Island

Plan For Aquaponics Farm On Smith’s Island

The Department of Planning recently approved plans to set up a “small scale aquaponics farm” on Smith’s Island in St George’s. Aquaponics is a system that combines hydroponics [growing plants in water without soil] and aquaculture [fish farming] in a symbiotic environment. The planning application, submitted by Uwe Lipfert and Dana Masters, proposed... Read more of this article

Opportunities For Space-Oriented Businesses

Opportunities For Space-Oriented Businesses

“The space industry presents real economic opportunities for forward-thinking, business-friendly jurisdictions,” Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8], and “we should strive to become one of the most enabling economic jurisdictions for space-oriented businesses in the world. ” The... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Fire Service Extinguish Boat Fire In Southampton

Fire Service Extinguish Boat Fire In Southampton

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a boat fire early this morning in the Riddle’s Bay, with a “50 foot plus sailboat with smoke smoldering from the cabin area,” with the BFRS saying they “were able to access the boat via the assistance of local boatman, Mr. Andrew Marshall, to whom we would like to express our thanks.”The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Fire & Rescue Christmas Safety Tips

Bermuda Fire & Rescue Christmas Safety Tips

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service has issued holiday safety tips, including how to choose the most fire resistant Christmas tree and how to dispose of the tree when the season ends. A spokesperson said, “Residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at other times of the year. Many of the things... Read more of this article

10 Weekend Collisions, 16-Year-Old Discharged

10 Weekend Collisions, 16-Year-Old Discharged

The Police are thanking the public for their cooperation on the roads over the weekend, as the number of reported collisions was down from 21 last weekend to 10 this weekend, while the 16-year-old girl who was hurt during a collision on December 1st has been discharged from the hospital. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would... Read more of this article