Minister: Introduction Of Parent Council Rules

Minister: Introduction Of Parent Council Rules

The Minister of Education, R. Wayne Scott announced the introduction of the Education [Parent Council] Rules 2015. “The new Rules which are designed to improve parental involvement follow the March 2015 introduction of the Education Amendment Act 2015,” the Ministry said. “The Rules give parents of children attending maintained primary... Read more of this article

53-Year-Old Woman Denies Stealing $434,000

53-Year-Old Woman Denies Stealing $434,000

Appearing in this morning’s [Aug 3] Supreme Court arraignments, 53-year-old Devore Brangman pleaded not guilty to multiple counts alleging that between 2007 and 2011, she stole credit balances of approximately $434,000 from Bermuda Oral Surgical Centre. Ms. Brangman is defended by lawyer Jerome Lynch. Justice Charles-Etta Simmons set Ms. Brangman’s... Read more of this article

58 Year Old Man Denies Wounding Charge

58 Year Old Man Denies Wounding Charge

In this morning’s [Aug 3] Supreme Court Arraignments, Mr Denis Davis pleaded not guilty to wounding a man with intent to do bodily harm; having a bladed article – a knife with a five inch blade – in a public place; with both these incidents alleged to have occurred on 23rd April 2015 Mr Davis was also charged with, and plead not guilty to,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video Set #2: Non Mariners Race

Photos & Video Set #2: Non Mariners Race

The holiday weekend came to a close with the Non-Mariners Race taking place on Sunday afternoon [Aug 2] at the Sandys Boat Club, with large crowds in attendance on both land and sea.The annual “non-event” kicks off with the “non-colors raising,” which is followed by “non-penguins fly past,” which is followed by the march on by the “non-calypso... Read more of this article

Isis Wellman Awarded Duperreault Fellowship

Isis Wellman Awarded Duperreault Fellowship

The Duperreault Fellowship, an endowment fund that supports the professional development of Bermuda residents working or studying in the field of substance abuse, today [Aug 3] announced that counselor Isis Wellman is the 2015 Duperreault Fellow. Ms. Wellman’s award will fund her studies for a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health... Read more of this article

Cup Match: “No Major Incidents Of Note”

Cup Match: “No Major Incidents Of Note”

The Cup Match holiday “was a very busy period with a variety of calls for service, however there were no major incidents of note,” the police said today, adding that 12 people were arrested over the period for suspicion of DUI, and there was an incident at Non Mariners in which a woman hit another woman in the head with a bottle. A police... Read more of this article

AXIS Deal Cancelled, EXOR To Buy PartnerRe

AXIS Deal Cancelled, EXOR To Buy PartnerRe

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited today [Aug 3] announced that it has accepted a request from PartnerRe Ltd. to terminate the amalgamation agreement with AXIS Capital, as PartnerRe Ltd. has reached a definitive agreement with EXOR buy PartnerRe for $6.9 billion. PartnerRe will pay AXIS Capital a $315 million fee to immediately terminate... Read more of this article

16 Videos: Cup Match Cricket, Music & More

16 Videos: Cup Match Cricket, Music & More

Camping, concerts, and the always anticipated Somerset versus St. George’s cricket match were all on the agenda for this years Cup Match holiday, with people from around the island coming together to celebrate in a myriad of ways. The jam-packed weekend included the Emancipation Concert, Cup Match Summer Splash, with campers braving the week’s... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Non Mariners Race Underway

Photos & Video: Non Mariners Race Underway

[Updated with live video & more photos] The annual Non-Mariners Race is getting underway today [Aug 2] at the Sandys Boat Club, with the always popular ‘non-event’ seeing strange and unusual watercraft taking to the water, most sinking within minutes. Update 7.22pm: 4 hour replay of the live stream is below:The Non-Mariners Race started decades... Read more of this article

28 Year Old Man Remains In ICU After Collision

28 Year Old Man Remains In ICU After Collision

As of yesterday, the 28 year old male guest worker injured in a collision in Warwick on July 26th, remains in stable condition in the ICU.A police spokesperson said, “At last check around 6:30am Saturday, August 1st the 28 year old male guest worker injured around 6:50pm Sunday, July 26th when the livery cycle he was riding collided with a car... Read more of this article

53-Yr-Old Woman Found Injured In Southampton

53-Yr-Old Woman Found Injured In Southampton

A 53-year-old woman was found lying on the ground in Southampton with head and facial injuries last night, and police said “details remain limited at this time” and asked anyone with any information to contact them. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:15pm on Saturday, August 1st first responders were dispatched to a report of an... Read more of this article

Review: Soca vs Reggae Party In St George’s

Review: Soca vs Reggae Party In St George’s

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Tiger Bay became the ultimate party zone on Friday night as hundreds of Soca and Reggae fans turned up to party after Cup Match. The event was Soca vs Reggae, the Cloud Nine Edition where both teams were tied at the start of the night with four wins each. It was to be an epic battle to see which side would be victorious. Team... Read more of this article

Sunday August 2nd: “Good News” Spotlight

Sunday August 2nd: “Good News” Spotlight

This weekend’s Cup Match celebrations, the PHC Foundation awarding $40,000 in scholarships, and student Ciara Rego receiving a $20,000 KPMG scholarship were all some of the positive news stories from the past week. Other good news stories included the Reefs Resort & Club being named number three by Travel + Leisure World’s Best’s rankings,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video Set #2: Non Mariners Race

Photos & Video Set #2: Non Mariners Race

The holiday weekend came to a close with the Non-Mariners Race taking place on Sunday afternoon [Aug 2] at the Sandys Boat Club, with large crowds in attendance on both land and sea.The annual “non-event” kicks off with the “non-colors raising,” which is followed by “non-penguins fly past,” which is followed by the march on by the “non-calypso... Read more of this article

16 Videos: Cup Match Cricket, Music & More

16 Videos: Cup Match Cricket, Music & More

Camping, concerts, and the always anticipated Somerset versus St. George’s cricket match were all on the agenda for this years Cup Match holiday, with people from around the island coming together to celebrate in a myriad of ways. The jam-packed weekend included the Emancipation Concert, Cup Match Summer Splash, with campers braving the week’s... Read more of this article

Video & Photos: Somerset Cup Match Motorcade

Video & Photos: Somerset Cup Match Motorcade

[Updated with video] The police have advised that there may be traffic delays this afternoon [Aug 1] due to a celebratory motorcade making its way across the island, with approximately 50 vehicles having left Somerset Cricket Club at around 2pm. The motorcade follows after the defending champions Somerset defeated St George’s to retain the Cup Match... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos: Day 2 Of Cup Match 2015 In St. George’s

Photos: Day 2 Of Cup Match 2015 In St. George’s

The Cup Match rivalry between Somerset and St. George’s saw fans continuing to offer support to their favorite club throughout the second day [July 31] of the Classic. Besides the the much anticipated cricket match, the Cup Match holiday’s camping, concerts, and more continued to bring everyone on the island together as they supported their... Read more of this article

BBBFF’s ‘Night Of Champions’ Set For August 15

BBBFF’s ‘Night Of Champions’ Set For August 15

The Bermuda Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s annual Night of Champions [NOC] is set to be held on August 15 at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium, with the main event getting underway at 7.00pm. Prejudging will begin at 10.00am, with admission costing $20, while the main event will begin at 7.00pm, costing $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Tickets... Read more of this article

Athletes To Compete: NACAC Sr Championships

Athletes To Compete: NACAC Sr Championships

The Bermuda National Athletics Association [BNAA] will be sending a team to the North America, Central American and Caribbean [NACAC] Senior Championships in Costa Rica. “The team leaves Wednesday morning [Aug 5] with the competition beginning Friday August 7th and ending Sunday August 9th,”said BNAA President Donna Watson. “This event... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

McGill Joins Argo As Head Of Professional Lines

McGill Joins Argo As Head Of Professional Lines

Bermuda-based Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced  that Steve McGill has been appointed to the newly created role of Global Head of Professional Lines. He takes up his new position on 01 September 2015. Mr McGill will lead Argo’s successful Professional Lines... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: August 3 2015

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: August 3 2015

Today [Aug 3] saw a volume of 5,035 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $11,224.50 BD. 2,935 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 0.6% at $1.75 per share, while the other 2,100 shares were traded by Keytech Ltd, closing up 1.8% at $2.90 per share. The BSX closed at 1,243.64, down 0.30% on the day. There... Read more of this article

Michael Schrum Joins Bank Of Butterfield

Michael Schrum Joins Bank Of Butterfield

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited today announced the appointment of Michael Schrum as Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from 21 September 2015. Mr. Schrum joins Butterfield from HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited, where he was CFO. He has more than 20 years of financial services experience in London, New York and Bermuda, mainly in banking,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photo Set #3: 2015 Non Mariners Race

Photo Set #3: 2015 Non Mariners Race

Droves of people made their way by both land and sea to Sandys Boat Club on Sunday afternoon [Aug 2] to take part in the last big event for the holiday weekend — the annual Non-Mariners Race. The race, or more correctly the “non-race” sees objects fashioned into watercraft take to the water with hopes of staying afloat long enough... Read more of this article

Berkeley Class Of 1990 To Hold 25th Reunion

Berkeley Class Of 1990 To Hold 25th Reunion

The Berkeley Institute Class of 1990 will be holding their 25th year reunion on Saturday, August 8, with the event to be held at Clearwater Beach in front of Gombeys, getting underway at 6.00pm. The eveing will include music by DJ Brotha Ritchie and DJ Siid James and the Green Vs. Gold Olympics. Prepaid meal tickets are available, with the meal including... Read more of this article

Photos & Video Set #2: Non Mariners Race

Photos & Video Set #2: Non Mariners Race

The holiday weekend came to a close with the Non-Mariners Race taking place on Sunday afternoon [Aug 2] at the Sandys Boat Club, with large crowds in attendance on both land and sea.The annual “non-event” kicks off with the “non-colors raising,” which is followed by “non-penguins fly past,” which is followed by the march on by the “non-calypso... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

“Blue Moon” Graces Night Sky On July 31

“Blue Moon” Graces Night Sky On July 31

The full moon spotted in the sky on July 31 is often referred to as a “blue moon” — not because of its colour, but because it is an “extra” summer moon. In most seasons there are three full moons, but occasionally there are four, and the extra is called a “blue moon,” giving rise to the cliche “once in a blue moon.” Full moons occur... Read more of this article

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said that their appeal for the South Basin landfill and development scheme was dismissed by the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy. “BEST had hoped to have the end-use portion of the proposal de-coupled from the rest of the development.  This would have provided for public consultation... Read more of this article

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

Although the weather may not have fully cooperated on Saturday, June 27th, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s annual REEF Watch citizen science initiative, sponsored by Hiscox, has proven to be another successful year. The event supports the work of the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring [BREAM] programme led by chief scientist Dr. Thaddeus... Read more of this article

CRIME

53-Year-Old Woman Denies Stealing $434,000

53-Year-Old Woman Denies Stealing $434,000

Appearing in this morning’s [Aug 3] Supreme Court arraignments, 53-year-old Devore Brangman pleaded not guilty to multiple counts alleging that between 2007 and 2011, she stole credit balances of approximately $434,000 from Bermuda Oral Surgical Centre. Ms. Brangman is defended by lawyer Jerome Lynch. Justice Charles-Etta Simmons set Ms. Brangman’s... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

In this morning’s [Aug 3] Supreme Court Arraignments, Mr Tian Xu pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm by careless driving on Middle Road in Southampton in December 2014. The 23-year-old was  given a trial date of 21st September. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific rules about commenting on court stories that are not... Read more of this article

58 Year Old Man Denies Wounding Charge

58 Year Old Man Denies Wounding Charge

In this morning’s [Aug 3] Supreme Court Arraignments, Mr Denis Davis pleaded not guilty to wounding a man with intent to do bodily harm; having a bladed article – a knife with a five inch blade – in a public place; with both these incidents alleged to have occurred on 23rd April 2015 Mr Davis was also charged with, and plead not guilty to,... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Police Investigate Video: Public Sex At Cup Match

Police Investigate Video: Public Sex At Cup Match

The police said they are “aware of a video clip currently circulating on social media purporting to show two persons engaging in sexual activity in public at Cup Match,” and said they are looking into the matter, and reminded the public “that offenses under the telecommunications act are committed even when only sharing material such as this.” A... Read more of this article

New: Extension, Obituaries, Weekly Newsletters

New: Extension, Obituaries, Weekly Newsletters

Bernews is pleased to be launching a few new services; including a Chrome extension delivering the latest headlines directly in your browser, an obituaries section, and three weekly newsletters aimed at helping to you stay up-to-date on the latest in the world of business, sports, and entertainment.Chrome Extension Our new Chrome Extension allows you to get the latest... Read more of this article

Crown & Anchor App Launched For Cup Match

Crown & Anchor App Launched For Cup Match

Nova has launched a new Crown and Anchor app just in time for Cup Match, with the new mobile application part of a training and mentoring initiative between their senior staff and Bermudian intern Chris Wellman. The idea originated on Mr Wellman’s first day of orientation at Nova when he and Nova Managing Director and Chief Software Architect Sandra DeSilva started... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

In this morning’s [Aug 3] Supreme Court Arraignments, Mr Tian Xu pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm by careless driving on Middle Road in Southampton in December 2014. The 23-year-old was  given a trial date of 21st September. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific rules about commenting on court stories that are not... Read more of this article

Jet Ski Rider Injured In West End Incident

Jet Ski Rider Injured In West End Incident

Emergency services responded to the Nine Beaches area at approximately 12.30pm today [Aug 3] after an incident involving a jet ski group resulted in a rider being injured. The jet ski group transported the injured rider to land where Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel together with crew from an attending ambulance treated the injured rider before... Read more of this article

28 Year Old Man Remains In ICU After Collision

28 Year Old Man Remains In ICU After Collision

As of yesterday, the 28 year old male guest worker injured in a collision in Warwick on July 26th, remains in stable condition in the ICU.A police spokesperson said, “At last check around 6:30am Saturday, August 1st the 28 year old male guest worker injured around 6:50pm Sunday, July 26th when the livery cycle he was riding collided with a car... Read more of this article


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