Alpha Beautillion Profile: Aaron Spencer

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Aaron Spencer

In the second in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Aaron Spencer. His profile, courtesy of the Alphas, says: “On October 30, 1999, on a sunny day in Bermuda, William Aaron McDonald Spencer II was born to Marcia Spencer and William Aaron McDonald Spencer. His parents always knew Aaron was... Read more of this article

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

UK-based renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, the official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, announced the completion of a partnership project to install solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda, thereby reducing the museum’s carbon emissions. The solar panel installation was funded through a partnership with Low Carbon,... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 23 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 23 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

Extra Ferry Service Scheduled For America’s Cup

Extra Ferry Service Scheduled For America’s Cup

Additional public ferries have been scheduled between May 26th and June 27th to manage the increased passenger traffic to Dockyard that is anticipated for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. “Tickets for the dedicated ferry from Hamilton to the America’s Cup Village have sold quickly, and on some days, are sold out to and from the event. Transportation... Read more of this article

Road Closures & Policing For Bermuda Day

Road Closures & Policing For Bermuda Day

Saying that the “intent is to minimize traffic disruption and facilitate safe passage for the runners, cyclists and other road users during the multiple racing events and the annual Heritage Day parade,” the police released information about the plan for road closures for tomorrow’s holiday, with the roads along the race route, including... Read more of this article

School PTA Holds Meeting Over Safety Concerns

School PTA Holds Meeting Over Safety Concerns

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Last night, parents and teachers from Harrington Sound Primary School got to air their concerns about health and safety issues to education officials at an urgent meeting. Approximately 80 to 100 parents, teachers and staff showed up to the PTA meeting at the school. Commissioner of Education Dr. Freddie Evans, Education... Read more of this article

May 24th Half Marathon Individual Entrant List

May 24th Half Marathon Individual Entrant List

[Updated] The 2017 Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby is set to take place tomorrow [May 24], with over eight hundred runners to take part in the always popular annual event. The race is starting from St. George’s this year, with crowds sure to be lining the route to cheer the runners on as they head to Hamilton. The race begins at 9:00am in St.... Read more of this article


Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’

Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’

Addictions affect everyone in a family, creating havoc for children, according to an expert visiting Bermuda. Jerry Moe, National Director of Children’s Programmes at the Hazeldon Betty Ford Center, led a series of workshops recently organised by PRIDE Bermuda, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. He told the audience that it was vitally important... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage Group To Hold Demonstration

Preserve Marriage Group To Hold Demonstration

[Updated] The Preserve Marriage group — which has been campaigning against same sex marriage — will be holding a “peaceful demonstration” from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on Thursday, May 25th at the Parliament Grounds. “All people of Bermuda [Faith & Non-Faith] are being invited to take a stand for marriage to be One Woman and... Read more of this article

Gorham’s Store To Open Seven Days A Week

Gorham’s Store To Open Seven Days A Week

Gorham’s will be extending their business hours to seven days a week, with the store planning to open from 10am – 5pm on Sundays, and hiring nine new employees due to the extended hours. For the past few years, the local hardware and home goods store heard from customers requesting the store stay open both days during the weekend. When the... Read more of this article

Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester

Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester

[Updated] Premier Michael Dunkley has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May expressing Bermuda’s “shock and horror” following last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester. In a formal letter on behalf of Bermuda, the Premier wrote, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, those injured, and... Read more of this article

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Zuhri Burgess

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Zuhri Burgess

In the first in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Zuhri Burgess. His profile, courtesy of the Alphas, says: “Zuhri Kebede Tahjame Burgess was born on the island of Bermuda on March 16, 2000 to Aljame Zuill and Takiyah Burgess. Zuhri also has a five year old sister name Zoei Burgess.“Zuhri... Read more of this article

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 23rd

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 23rd

The solar and hydrogen powered ‘Race for Water’ boat visiting Bermuda, the Green Family donating $25,000 to charity, Bermuda Day Parade line up released, three females avoid being shot but sustain non-life threatening injuries in Friday’s shooting that injured a 17-year-old male, motocross and street bikes stolen from the Southside... Read more of this article

‘Che-Che’: Model, Footballer, Dancer, Equestrian

‘Che-Che’: Model, Footballer, Dancer, Equestrian

[Written by Eron Hill] Che’-Chulae’ Monet Dowling  is not your average 12-year-old. The young model, footballer, dancer, and equestrian has a work ethic second to none that has allowed her to succeed at anything that she sets her sights on. Her most recent accomplishment is the launch of her own website. There you can find her blog with a detailed... Read more of this article

Design Chosen For Bermuda Triangle Landmark

Design Chosen For Bermuda Triangle Landmark

A panel of judges representing eight local organisations has selected the winning design for a new Bermuda Triangle art installation at Clearwater Beach, with Bermudian Shane Mora being chosen following a Request for Proposal [RFP] process that inspired eleven qualified submissions. The BTA said, “The objective of the installation is to create... Read more of this article

Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

A ladies’ drill and rifle team set up with help from the Royal Bermuda Regiment is set to shine in Wednesday’s Bermuda Day parade. The Bermuda Rifle and Drill Team is set to field its biggest-ever contingent of 37 – with junior members marching alongside adults for the first time. RBR Sergeant Debbie Symons, who founded the group four years... Read more of this article

NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC

NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC

NBC Sports Group will present more than 40 hours of coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup from Bermuda across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app, beginning this Friday, May 26, with coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on NBCSN. NBCSN and the NBC Sports app will provide comprehensive coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers... Read more of this article

Lineup Released For 2017 Bermuda Day Parade

Lineup Released For 2017 Bermuda Day Parade

[Updated] Gombey troupes, dance groups, majorettes, floats and more will take part, as thousands of locals are expected to line the streets for the always-popular Bermuda Day parade. According to the line-up, the parade will include Bermuda Long Riders Motorcycle Club and ETA Motorcycle Cruises, Roger Francis Classic Car, St. John’s Ambulance,... Read more of this article

Three Females Injured While Avoiding Shooting

Three Females Injured While Avoiding Shooting

The 17-year-old young man that was shot on Friday night was “part of a gathering of individuals at a residence,” and “three females that were also part of that gathering avoided being shot but sustained non-life threatening, non-gun related injuries getting out of harm’s way,” the police confirmed today.A police spokesperson... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: May 23 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 23 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

First World Triathlon Series To Be In April 2018

First World Triathlon Series To Be In April 2018

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the International Triathlon Union [ITU] have signed a three-year contract to host World Triathlon Series events, with the first race to be held on April 28, 2018. Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas said, “Our warm climate in April offers perfect conditions for racing. We invite triathletes to enjoy some early... Read more of this article

Video: Yokohama Highlights, Flora Duffy Wins

Video: Yokohama Highlights, Flora Duffy Wins

In her first race back after claiming her debut World Triathlon Series World Title last year, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy returned to the 2017 season and walked right back to the familiar top of the podium when she won the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. She recorded a commanding victory, crossing the line in a time of 1:56:18, almost two minutes ahead... Read more of this article

SPORTS

First World Triathlon Series To Be In April 2018

First World Triathlon Series To Be In April 2018

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the International Triathlon Union [ITU] have signed a three-year contract to host World Triathlon Series events, with the first race to be held on April 28, 2018. Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas said, “Our warm climate in April offers perfect conditions for racing. We invite triathletes to enjoy some early... Read more of this article

May 24th Half Marathon Individual Entrant List

May 24th Half Marathon Individual Entrant List

[Updated] The 2017 Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby is set to take place tomorrow [May 24], with over eight hundred runners to take part in the always popular annual event. The race is starting from St. George’s this year, with crowds sure to be lining the route to cheer the runners on as they head to Hamilton. The race begins at 9:00am in St.... Read more of this article

AXIS To Continue Sponsoring Girls Cricket

AXIS To Continue Sponsoring Girls Cricket

The Bermuda Cricket Board announced that Axis Capital has confirmed its support of girl’s cricket in Bermuda. Axis’s assistance will include:An all-girls U11 team, Axis Angels competing in the HIscox U11 League An all-girls U8 team, Little Angels, competing in the Tokio MR U8 league Support and promotion of the BSSF Primary Girls and Middle... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 23 2017

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 23 2017

May 23 saw 3,800 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $122,925.00 BD. 3,750 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 3.0% at $32.50 per share, while another 50 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, closing at an even $21.00 per share. The BSX finished at 1,998.78, down 2.20% on the day. There were 0 advances,... Read more of this article

BFIS Summer Intern Programme Underway

BFIS Summer Intern Programme Underway

The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme, now in its 16th year, commenced this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks [May 22 – June 9] learning about the Bermuda insurance industry in depth – from how to form an insurance company to work-shadowing underwriters. The students will be visiting 30 insurance,... Read more of this article

BECL Rockaway Center Closed Again Today

BECL Rockaway Center Closed Again Today

Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. [BECL] Rockaway Satellite Testing Center in Southampton is closed again today due to “staff shortages.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. Rockaway Satellite Testing Center in Southampton is closed again today, due to staff shortages. “Officials will determine if there will... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Che-Che’: Model, Footballer, Dancer, Equestrian

‘Che-Che’: Model, Footballer, Dancer, Equestrian

[Written by Eron Hill] Che’-Chulae’ Monet Dowling  is not your average 12-year-old. The young model, footballer, dancer, and equestrian has a work ethic second to none that has allowed her to succeed at anything that she sets her sights on. Her most recent accomplishment is the launch of her own website. There you can find her blog with a detailed... Read more of this article

Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

A ladies’ drill and rifle team set up with help from the Royal Bermuda Regiment is set to shine in Wednesday’s Bermuda Day parade. The Bermuda Rifle and Drill Team is set to field its biggest-ever contingent of 37 – with junior members marching alongside adults for the first time. RBR Sergeant Debbie Symons, who founded the group four years... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess Unveil New Staff Uniforms

Hamilton Princess Unveil New Staff Uniforms

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club today [May 22], debuted the new designer uniforms for pool and Beach Club employees. The hotel has collaborated with British men’s fashion designer, Orlebar Brown, in creating the new uniforms. They consist of Orlebar Brown white Jarrett Cotton Polo Shirts and blue Bulldog Cotton Twill Shorts, featuring the hotel’s... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

UK-based renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, the official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, announced the completion of a partnership project to install solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda, thereby reducing the museum’s carbon emissions. The solar panel installation was funded through a partnership with Low Carbon,... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards joined representatives from 12 other UK Overseas Territories [UKOTs] and Crown Dependencies [CDs] on the Channel Island of Alderney. Designates came together from as far afield as Pitcairn and the British Virgin Islands on 27 and 28 April to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions. The... Read more of this article

Global Perspective & Solutions For Clean Ocean

Global Perspective & Solutions For Clean Ocean

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] and 11th Hour Racing will present a talk entitled “Global Perspective and Solutions for a Clean Ocean” on Thursday, June 1, beginning at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “Join leading ocean plastic experts from around the world, including Nicholas Mellor of the Ocean Conservancy and Rachael... Read more of this article

CRIME

Three Females Injured While Avoiding Shooting

Three Females Injured While Avoiding Shooting

The 17-year-old young man that was shot on Friday night was “part of a gathering of individuals at a residence,” and “three females that were also part of that gathering avoided being shot but sustained non-life threatening, non-gun related injuries getting out of harm’s way,” the police confirmed today.A police spokesperson... Read more of this article

Motocross Bikes Stolen From Southside Track

Motocross Bikes Stolen From Southside Track

Two motocross bikes – 50cc and 65cc – have recently been stolen from the Southside Motocross Track in St. Davids, along with a street bike, with information sought on their whereabouts. The incident occurred after 8.00pm on Saturday evening [May 20], and according to a member of the Bermuda Motocross Club, all three bikes were stolen from... Read more of this article

17-Year-Old Remains In ICU After Shooting

17-Year-Old Remains In ICU After Shooting

The 17-year-old male who was injured in a shooting on Friday night [May 19] in the North Shore Road, Glebe Road Devonshire area remains in stable condition in the ICU.A police spokesperson said, “At last check the 17-year-old male shot and injured around 11:15pm Friday, May 19th in the North Shore Road, Glebe Road Devonshire area remained in... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC

NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC

NBC Sports Group will present more than 40 hours of coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup from Bermuda across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app, beginning this Friday, May 26, with coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on NBCSN. NBCSN and the NBC Sports app will provide comprehensive coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger... Read more of this article

Go Behind Scenes With Virtual Reality AC Videos

Go Behind Scenes With Virtual Reality AC Videos

As the Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan – the Japanese Challenger for the America’s Cup –Argus is launching three virtual reality [VR] videos to give the community a behind the scenes look at SoftBank Team Japan as they prepare for the America’s Cup race. The VR videos were produced by UK-based Parable VR in partnership with The Gild. The... Read more of this article

Official Police Website Now Back Online

Official Police Website Now Back Online

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service said they have “received reports that the online host of our website may have been compromised by malware and is actively taking steps with the vendor to identify and address the issue.” “Members of the public are advised that until further notice, the BPS website will be taken offline,” a police spokesperson... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Man Escapes Overturned Car in Southampton

Man Escapes Overturned Car in Southampton

Emergency services responded to the South Road, Eastdale Lane Southampton area tonight [May 19] where they found an overturned car with the driver already out of the vehicle. Police spokesperson Robin Simmons said, “Around 11:30pm Friday, May 19th police and first responders were dispatched to a report of an overturned car in the South Road, Eastdale... Read more of this article

Rider Injured In Collision In Critical Condition

Rider Injured In Collision In Critical Condition

A 46 year old man was transported to hospital on Friday night [May 19] following a serious collision on Harrington Sound Road involving a truck and a motorcycle that resulted in the man “expected to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition” police said. Police Media Relations Manager Robin Simmons said, “Around 11:00pm... Read more of this article

Two Visitors Injured In Rental Cycle Collision

Two Visitors Injured In Rental Cycle Collision

A 58-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were taken to hospital via ambulance for treatment following a collision on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton parish yesterday [May 18] and are now recovering in stable condition on a general ward. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1pm Thursday, May 18th police and first responders were dispatched to... Read more of this article