Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Farmer’s Market opened at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens today [Nov 17], with a wide variety of goods available for purchase, with the event offering local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisans a venue to sell produce, plants and locally-made crafts directly to residents and visitors. We will have additional information... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Fry-Angle Aquarium Fish Show

Photos & Video: Fry-Angle Aquarium Fish Show

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society held its annual Tropical Fish Show today [Nov 17] at the Botanical Garden’s Horticultural Hall in Paget. We will have additional information and a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live video replay is below. The 11-minute live video replay is below:/****************************************** - PREPARE... Read more of this article

Succession Planning In The Public Service

Succession Planning In The Public Service

“The combination of an ageing workforce and resource limitations in certain areas of specialization reinforces the need for the Government to place particular emphasis on succession planning,” Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown said. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 16], the Minister said, “The Bermuda Government... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Tremendous Victory Over El Salvador

Bermuda’s Tremendous Victory Over El Salvador

[Written by Patrick Bean] Bermuda’s 2018 edition of the national football national soccer team brought back fond memories of its ground-shaking 1992 triumph over El Salvador, while creating a glorious moment in history all their own with another tremendous victory over the Central Americans that left the visitors stunned and staggered in the aftermath... Read more of this article

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

[Written by Don Burgess] Students from various middle and high schools presented ideas of what to do with the Southlands National Park to Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch, and some of those ideas might be utilized to help make Southlands a natural treasure. The Bermuda Zoological Society held a two-day Environmental Youth Conference on November... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Bermuda football team defeat El Salvador with a score of 1-0, Opposition Leader delivers formal response to the Throne Speech, Premier to host a town hall meeting at the Berkeley Institute on Nov 20, Alzheimer’s Disease forum, the Salvation Army calling for volunteers for their fundraising kettles, annual Tropical Fish Show today, BZS Environmental... Read more of this article

Bermuda Football Team Defeat El Salvador 1-0

Bermuda Football Team Defeat El Salvador 1-0

[Updated: Bermuda defeat El Salvador 1-0, with goal by Nahki Wells!] The Bermuda Men’s National Football Team is set to play against El Salvador at the National Sports Center this evening [Nov 16], with the game forming part of the CONCACAF Nations League Qualifier. This will mark the third match for Bermuda in this inaugural Concacaf Nations League... Read more of this article


30 Minute Video: Nov 16 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 16 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

Energy Summit Seeks To Strengthen Resilience

Energy Summit Seeks To Strengthen Resilience

Yesterday the Department of Energy held the 2018 Energy Summit at the Hamilton Princess Hotel, with the theme ‘Toward a Resilient Bermuda’. This Summit is in observance of CARICOM Energy Month, which is November. Present at the Summit were members of Government, representatives of industry and business and participants in the energy sector both... Read more of this article

Photos: Student Cardboard Boat Challenge

Photos: Student Cardboard Boat Challenge

The Institute of Bermuda Architects [IBA] and the Bermuda Association of Professional Engineers [BAPE] held their Cardboard Boat Building Challenge yesterday afternoon [Nov 15]. School students in years 9 to 12 were invited to take part in the event which was held at the National Aquatics Centre in Devonshire. The challenge involved teams of up to five... Read more of this article

Minister Burch: Work To Start On Kings Wharf

Minister Burch: Work To Start On Kings Wharf

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 16], Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch provided information on work that will commence at the Kings Wharf in the Royal Naval Dockyard, saying that “works will commence tomorrow, Saturday November 17th and will rapidly gain speed as we move quickly to meet this critical time line.” The... Read more of this article

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier delivered the formal response to the 2018 Throne Speech today [Nov 16] in the House of Assembly saying that we are “on a path of perpetual contraction.” In his reply Mr Cannonier said: “The Government’s previous announcement of the doubling of guarantee capital at the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation... Read more of this article

Tourism Minister On Vacation Rentals Tax Relief

Tourism Minister On Vacation Rentals Tax Relief

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 16], Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva provided information on the “reasons this Government will seek to amend the Tourism Investment Act to implement a fair and equitable approach to the provision of tax relief on all vacation properties.” “This Government is committed to... Read more of this article

Three Hour Video: Alzheimer’s Disease Forum

Three Hour Video: Alzheimer’s Disease Forum

Bermuda College hosted their Alzheimer’s Disease forum yesterday evening [Nov 15] with the Dementia Training Company sharing their knowledge, experiences and ideas to help those affected by dementia in Bermuda to live well. Those in attendance included nurses, nursing assistants, Emergency Medical Technicians [EMTs], key stakeholders in nursing education... Read more of this article

Update On Workforce Development Programmes

Update On Workforce Development Programmes

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 16], Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo provided an update on the “various initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Workforce Development to assist and prepare individuals for the world of work.” “The Department of Workforce Development carries out... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 16th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 16th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Industrial action at One Communications staff, House of Assembly in session today, BTUC said the Throne Speech was ‘bold, attainable and transformative,’ BTA and Airbnb will host information sessions, Government House announced appointment of Sir Christopher Clarke and Craig Attridge, 11th consecutive quarter of growth for leisure... Read more of this article

Coach Kyle Lightbourne: ‘Preparation Going Well’

Coach Kyle Lightbourne: ‘Preparation Going Well’

[Written by Patrick Bean] Bermuda’s national football team coach can enter Friday’s CONCACAF Nations League international against El Salvador with fond memories based on his scoring of the winning goal against the Central American nation in a stunning 1-0 upset back in 1992. A 1-0 result in favour this time around would stand as an even greater... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 16

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 16

Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier is set to deliver the Reply to the Throne Speech during Friday’s [Nov 16] session in the House of Assembly, which will also see a number of Ministerial statements on topics including the Tax Reform Commission, Kings Wharf rehabilitation, affordable housing, and the amendments to the Bermuda Tourism Authority Act.According... Read more of this article

Road Sobriety Checkpoints From Nov 22 – 25

Road Sobriety Checkpoints From Nov 22 – 25

According to today’s official notices, the Bermuda Police Service will be conducting road sobriety checkpoints from Thursday, 22 November to Sunday, 25 November; with the checkpoints set to take place in Hamilton Parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget and Southampton. Update Nov 16, 3.00pm: A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 15 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 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

Premier To Host Throne Speech Town Hall

Premier To Host Throne Speech Town Hall

On Tuesday evening [Nov 20] Premier David Burt will host a town hall meeting at the Berkeley Institute where he will “discuss initiatives in the 2018 Throne Speech.” A Government spokesperson said, “Premier David Burt will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, 20 November at 6:30pm in The Berkeley Institute Cafetorium. The Premier will... Read more of this article

BTA: Eleventh Consecutive Quarter Of Growth

BTA: Eleventh Consecutive Quarter Of Growth

Bermuda’s tourism industry is “on pace to have its second consecutive year of record visitor arrivals,” the BTA said today as they released the 2018 third quarter arrival statistics, revealing the “eleventh consecutive quarter of growth for leisure air arrivals and spending.” “Vacation air arrivals were up 10 percent... Read more of this article

‘Industrial Action’ At One Communications

‘Industrial Action’ At One Communications

[Updated] After holding a meeting earlier today [Nov 15] at the BIU, some of the One Communications staff said they would be attending a meeting with the Minister of Labour as some “key employees were dismissed from the company.” Mike Jones told Bernews, “There’s been some injustices in the last 12 to 18 months, that have led... Read more of this article

Jan – Oct: 1,489 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Jan – Oct: 1,489 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] road traffic accident statistics for January 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018, show that a total of 1,489 people required care at the Emergency Department due to road traffic accidents during that time period. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] 2018 statistics from 1 January – 31 October show that due... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BCHC Men’s Health Screening

Photos & Video: BCHC Men’s Health Screening

[Updated] Minister of Health Kim Wilson and BCHC CEO Lynne Woolridge officially opened the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre eighth annual Men’s Health Screening today [Nov 15] at the Seventh Day Adventist Hall in Hamilton, with the event offering a range of screenings including Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, Body Composition, Lung Function, Foot Exam,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Farmer’s Market opened at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens today [Nov 17], with a wide variety of goods available for purchase, with the event offering local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisans a venue to sell produce, plants and locally-made crafts directly to residents and visitors. We will have additional information... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Bermuda football team defeat El Salvador with a score of 1-0, Opposition Leader delivers formal response to the Throne Speech, Premier to host a town hall meeting at the Berkeley Institute on Nov 20, Alzheimer’s Disease forum, the Salvation Army calling for volunteers for their fundraising kettles, annual Tropical Fish Show today, BZS Environmental... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 16 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 16 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

Bermuda’s Tremendous Victory Over El Salvador

Bermuda’s Tremendous Victory Over El Salvador

[Written by Patrick Bean] Bermuda’s 2018 edition of the national football national soccer team brought back fond memories of its ground-shaking 1992 triumph over El Salvador, while creating a glorious moment in history all their own with another tremendous victory over the Central Americans that left the visitors stunned and staggered in the aftermath... Read more of this article

Bacardi Keelboat Regatta Gets Underway

Bacardi Keelboat Regatta Gets Underway

The Great Sound welcomed the Bacardi Keelboat Regatta 2018 as three fleets began competition. After two races,Bermuda’s John Hele leads the Etchells Series with 3 points, this after finishing race one in second and winning race two, Canada’s Mark Watson also has 3 points this after winning the first race and finishing second in the second. Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Boccia Players Continue In Argentina

Bermuda Boccia Players Continue In Argentina

The BISFed 2018 Buenos Aires Boccia Regional Open continued in Argentina, Boccia Bermuda players Steve Wilson, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward were all in action. Wilson improved to 2 & 0 after he defeated Ivan Costa from Argentina 13 – 0 in their Individual BC 4 Division match. Wilson then defeated Khalil Profiti from Argentina 4 –... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Farmer’s Market opened at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens today [Nov 17], with a wide variety of goods available for purchase, with the event offering local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisans a venue to sell produce, plants and locally-made crafts directly to residents and visitors. We will have additional information... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting November 17

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting November 17

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday November 17th.On Saturday the Peter Faber cable layer ship is expected, and on Monday the Oleander container ship will arrive. On Wednesday the Somers Isles container ship is scheduled to arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda... Read more of this article

AM Best Downgrades Maiden Credit Ratings

AM Best Downgrades Maiden Credit Ratings

A.M. Best has downgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating [Long-Term ICR] to “bb” from “bbb-” of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. and its downstream intermediate holding company, Maiden Holdings North America, Ltd. All Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings [Long-Term IR] of MHLD and MHNA also have been downgraded. At the same time, A.M. Best has downgraded... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos & Video: Fry-Angle Aquarium Fish Show

Photos & Video: Fry-Angle Aquarium Fish Show

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society held its annual Tropical Fish Show today [Nov 17] at the Botanical Garden’s Horticultural Hall in Paget. We will have additional information and a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live video replay is below. The 11-minute live video replay is below:/****************************************** - PREPARE... Read more of this article

BHW Launch Weekend To Be Held In January

BHW Launch Weekend To Be Held In January

Bermuda Heroes Weekend [BHW] will be launching their 2019 edition with a 3-day affair set to be held from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20. A spokesperson said, “Mark your calendars ladies and gents, because when January hits, BHW Ltd. will be launching the 2019 edition of the Fastest Growing Carnival in The World. Time will then become your... Read more of this article

Rance Allen Dinner Concert & Bishop’s Awards

Rance Allen Dinner Concert & Bishop’s Awards

Spiritual Connotations Local Bermuda Radio Show is getting set to present The Rance Allen Group Dinner Concert and Bishops Awards Event on November 24. A spokesperson said, “This is a family friendly dinner event where all are welcome. It takes place at The Fairmont Southampton – Mid Ocean Amphitheatre on Saturday November 24th at 6.00pm. The... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

[Written by Don Burgess] Students from various middle and high schools presented ideas of what to do with the Southlands National Park to Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch, and some of those ideas might be utilized to help make Southlands a natural treasure. The Bermuda Zoological Society held a two-day Environmental Youth Conference on November... Read more of this article

Greenrock “Strongly Supports” Energy Plan

Greenrock “Strongly Supports” Energy Plan

Greenrock says that it “strongly supports” the Bermuda Better Energy Plan [BBEP] submission to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on energy generation for Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Greenrock strongly supports the Bermuda Better Energy Plan submission to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on... Read more of this article

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

Yesterday the Plant Protection Section was “alerted to a bunch of imported bananas that were infested with two pests, scale and mealybug,” and the “infested fruit has been removed from the shelves of grocery stores and confiscated as a result of these insect pests.” Following this, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Girl Tells Murder Trial She ‘Froze In Shock’

Court: Girl Tells Murder Trial She ‘Froze In Shock’

A 16-year-old girl has claimed she ’froze in shock’ after she saw four people running after Lyrico Steede on the night he was fatally wounded in England, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. She is one of five teenagers charged in connection with the murder of the 17-year-old Bermudian, who died after suffering multiple... Read more of this article

Police: Ten People Arrested For Impaired Driving

Police: Ten People Arrested For Impaired Driving

Ten people were arrested for impaired driving from Thursday night [Nov 8] until early Sunday morning [Nov 11], eight at road sobriety checkpoints and two following separate crashes. A police spokesperson said, “A total of 10 motorists were arrested for impaired driving from Thursday night [November 8th] until early Sunday morning [November 11th] –... Read more of this article

Court: Gordon To Stand Trial On Threat Charges

Court: Gordon To Stand Trial On Threat Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A man who pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill Premier David Burt has had a trial date set for next year. In August, Jared Gordon denied demanding money from the Premier and also denied threatening the Premier. At that Court hearing, it was alleged that Mr Gordon sent messages to the Premier demanding money and other items. He ... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Digicel & BTC Staff Recognized For Long Service

Digicel & BTC Staff Recognized For Long Service

At their recently held annual Long Service Award ceremony, Digicel & BTC recognized the contributions of their long serving staff. At the breakfast event, 22 staff were recognized for their achievements with a combined total of 485 years of service between them. 30 years: [L-R] Michael Dyer, Blaine Tucker, Frank Ming, Steven Burgess & Kirk DillThis year two employees... Read more of this article

‘Industrial Action’ At One Communications

‘Industrial Action’ At One Communications

[Updated] After holding a meeting earlier today [Nov 15] at the BIU, some of the One Communications staff said they would be attending a meeting with the Minister of Labour as some “key employees were dismissed from the company.” Mike Jones told Bernews, “There’s been some injustices in the last 12 to 18 months, that have led to a bunch of key employees... Read more of this article

Insurtech Startups To Pitch New Digital Tools

Insurtech Startups To Pitch New Digital Tools

Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda-based property and casualty insurance and reinsurance company with operations in Bermuda and at Lloyd’s, today announced the lineup of insurtech startups that will pitch their new digital tools at the GR Innovation & Insurtech conference on November 19 at Rosewood Bermuda. Hamilton Re CEO Kathleen Reardon will host the session... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Man Recovering After Hamilton Parish Collision

Man Recovering After Hamilton Parish Collision

The 57-year-old St. George’s man who was extracted from a damaged vehicle following a collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish yesterday [Nov 15] is recovering in stable condition on a general ward, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:40pm Thursday, November 15th police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel... Read more of this article

Traffic Advisory: Collision In Hamilton Parish

Traffic Advisory: Collision In Hamilton Parish

[Updated] Police are advising motorists to avoid the Crawl Hill, Hamilton parish area due to an overturned car. At around 5.00pm today, a police spokesperson said, “A car has overturned in the Crawl Hill, Hamilton parish area. “Police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel are on scene. Initial information suggests no serious injuries... Read more of this article

Jan – Oct: 1,489 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Jan – Oct: 1,489 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] road traffic accident statistics for January 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018, show that a total of 1,489 people required care at the Emergency Department due to road traffic accidents during that time period. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] 2018 statistics from 1 January – 31 October show that due... Read more of this article