America’s Cup Ticket Demand ‘Been Very High’

America’s Cup Ticket Demand ‘Been Very High’

Tickets for the America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda from 26th May until 27th June 2017, went on sale in mid-December and “demand has been very high since that announcement,” the America’s Cup said today. The America’s Cup Event Authority announced that tickets for Grandstand seating and for all official Spectator Boats have... Read more of this article

Judicial Review For Rev Tweed’s Work Permit

Judicial Review For Rev Tweed’s Work Permit

Following a ruling made on an application, the Courts are now due to review the matter of Reverend Nicholas Tweed’s work permit.“Reverend Nicholas Tweed will not be leaving Bermuda anytime soon, after Chief Justice Dr. Ian Kawaley blocked the decision of Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, and assures that the embattled preacher... Read more of this article

Andrea Haffar ‘Captivated’ By Hotel Industry

Andrea Haffar ‘Captivated’ By Hotel Industry

Andrea Haffar didn’t originally set out to work in the hospitality industry. But three years after graduating from university, while on the hunt for the best growth opportunities in her field of human resources, she just so happened to find work in a local hotel. It soon proved to be a perfect fit. “Once I came into the hotel industry I was captivated,”... Read more of this article

62-Year-Old Man Dies Following Road Collision

62-Year-Old Man Dies Following Road Collision

The police have confirmed that a 62-year-old man has died following a collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish early this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:40am today, Thursday January 19th, police and first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle motorcycle collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish,... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Jan 18

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Jan 18

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

Video: PLP On Good Governance Initiatives

Video: PLP On Good Governance Initiatives

[Updated] Implementing a process where Initiatives/Petitions that gather a certain threshold of signatures can be placed before Parliament for debate or to the country via referendum, and forming an independent Commission on Debates to ensure the major issues are discussed in a public forum are two of the initiatives the PLP is committed to when they... Read more of this article

Public Encouraged To Vote: America’s Cup Band

Public Encouraged To Vote: America’s Cup Band

Close to 50 entertainers auditioned over the weekend to be a member of The Band, which will play at various events during the 35th America’s Cup. The open auditions were held on Saturday, January 14 in the Earl Cameron Theatre beginning at 9:30am and were open to members of the public 16 and up. The majority of the contestants had pre-registered,... Read more of this article


Lamb Foggo To Be Closed For One Month

Lamb Foggo To Be Closed For One Month

The Bermuda Hospitals Board advised that they are replacing the vinyl flooring at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC], and the UCC will be temporarily closed after Thursday, January 19th, and it is “expected to re-open for business as usual in mid-February.”Marshall Minors, Vice President, Facilities Management & Estates, comments:... Read more of this article

67% Do Not Support Blocking Access To House

67% Do Not Support Blocking Access To House

Global Research conducted a poll to measure public opinion regarding the events of December 2nd, and 67% of respondents stated they believed that “the right to protest peacefully does not give protesters the right to break the law and to block access to the House of Assembly”. The company said the poll was conducted between December 11 – 15... Read more of this article

Part Of Harbour Rd To Be Closed On Weekends

Part Of Harbour Rd To Be Closed On Weekends

Commencing this weekend, a section of Harbour Road — between Pomander Road and Lovers Lane — will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians during the weekend for the next five weeks in order to allow emergency repair work to take place. A police spokesperson said, “Members of the public are advised that commencing this weekend [Saturday... Read more of this article

Video: Restaurant Weeks Menu Items At Fairmont

Video: Restaurant Weeks Menu Items At Fairmont

The second live video in Bernews’ behind-the-scenes series of Restaurant Weeks provides a look at Fairmont Southampton Culinary Apprentice Sierra Symonds as she puts the finishing touches on a Crispy Snapper Sandwich, Onion Tart, and Dark & Stormy Cheesecake.The broadcast covered dishes from all three resort restaurants that are participating... Read more of this article

Videos: Interviews On Bermuda vs Canada Match

Videos: Interviews On Bermuda vs Canada Match

Bermuda is getting set to take on Canada in an international friendly match at the National Sports Centre on Sunday, January 22, and the BFA held a press briefing with some of the players and officials last night to share their thoughts on the upcoming game. The video interviews below with Dante Leverock, Bermuda Football Association [BFA] Marketing... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Words

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Words

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 50-year-old man pleaded guilty to uttering threatening words and using threatening behavior towards an employee at the Salvation Army Harbour Light facility. Stanley Davis pleaded guilty to two charges of uttering threatening words and one charge of using threatening behavior towards another man who was an employee... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Youth Chess Tournament

Photos: Bermuda Youth Chess Tournament

The first Youth Library Chess Championship was held on Saturday, January 14 at the Youth Library on Church Street. The children, who were “very enthusiastic and keen to play,” came from around the island to take part, with Dimitri Goncharov emerging as the overall winner of the competition. The games were played with chess clocks, with... Read more of this article

Governor Rankin Visits Regiment Recruit Camp

Governor Rankin Visits Regiment Recruit Camp

New Governor John Rankin paid his first official visit to the Royal Bermuda Regiment to meet its latest recruits. Mr Rankin toured Warwick Camp, stopped off at classes and chatted to the RBR’s new soldiers as they settled into to a tough two weeks of military life in Recruit Camp. He said, “I’m very pleased to be coming at the time of Recruit... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Charged With Assaulting Man

Court: Two Men Charged With Assaulting Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court, two men were charged with assaulting another man with the intent to do grievous bodily harm. 31-year-old Jahki Dillas and 33-year-old Dejean Smith were charged with unlawfully assaulting another man with the intent to do grievous bodily harm. Dillas alone was charged with unlawfully assaulting the man. Both charges stem... Read more of this article

Science Week To Feature Bermudian Scientist

Science Week To Feature Bermudian Scientist

Bermuda College’s annual salute to the sciences this year focuses on water engineering and the challenges of water management, with Bermudian scientist Tarik Smith to speak at a public forum. The week-long event includes three days of community events that are free to the public. Tuesday, January 24, the Nursing and Technical Education Departments... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Jan 18

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Jan 18

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

Video: PLP On Good Governance Initiatives

Video: PLP On Good Governance Initiatives

[Updated] Implementing a process where Initiatives/Petitions that gather a certain threshold of signatures can be placed before Parliament for debate or to the country via referendum, and forming an independent Commission on Debates to ensure the major issues are discussed in a public forum are two of the initiatives the PLP is committed to when they... Read more of this article

Video: Restaurant Weeks Menu Items At Fairmont

Video: Restaurant Weeks Menu Items At Fairmont

The second live video in Bernews’ behind-the-scenes series of Restaurant Weeks provides a look at Fairmont Southampton Culinary Apprentice Sierra Symonds as she puts the finishing touches on a Crispy Snapper Sandwich, Onion Tart, and Dark & Stormy Cheesecake.The broadcast covered dishes from all three resort restaurants that are participating... Read more of this article

SPORTS

America’s Cup Ticket Demand ‘Been Very High’

America’s Cup Ticket Demand ‘Been Very High’

Tickets for the America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda from 26th May until 27th June 2017, went on sale in mid-December and “demand has been very high since that announcement,” the America’s Cup said today. The America’s Cup Event Authority announced that tickets for Grandstand seating and for all official Spectator Boats have... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Boulevard vs St. George’s

Photos & Results: Boulevard vs St. George’s

A number of football games took place across the island this weekend, with St. George’s Colts, North Village Rams, BAA, X-Roads, PHC Zebras, and Devonshire Cougars all recording wins. Boulevard Blazers 2 St. George’s Colts 6 At the Police Field the St. George’s Colts defeated the Boulevard Blazers 6 – 2. Donavan Thompson led the way for... Read more of this article

Rai Simons Scores, Chesterfield Loses 4-2

Rai Simons Scores, Chesterfield Loses 4-2

Bermuda’s Rai Simons scored for Chesterfield in a recent match, that saw the club go out of the Derbyshire Senior Cup after losing the match by a score of 4-2. The club’s match report said, “Marcus Dinanga, Marc Newsham, Ted Cribley and Anthony Dwyer scored for the Gladiators with Rai Simons and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake finding the net for Chesterfield. “Dinanga,... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

LOM Fixed Income Maintains Five Star Rating

LOM Fixed Income Maintains Five Star Rating

Despite a sharp fixed income market selloff accompanied by a Fed rate hike during the last quarter of 2016, the LOM Fixed Income Fund managed to finish another strong year, outperforming its stated benchmark and other competitor funds with similar mandates. Bryan Dooley, Senior Portfolio Manager and General Manager of LOM Asset Management said: “For... Read more of this article

Andrea Haffar ‘Captivated’ By Hotel Industry

Andrea Haffar ‘Captivated’ By Hotel Industry

Andrea Haffar didn’t originally set out to work in the hospitality industry. But three years after graduating from university, while on the hunt for the best growth opportunities in her field of human resources, she just so happened to find work in a local hotel. It soon proved to be a perfect fit. “Once I came into the hotel industry I was captivated,”... Read more of this article

Column: What Happened Between 2006 – 2016?

Column: What Happened Between 2006 – 2016?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] To get the maximum value from your next few minutes of reading, do not – I stress – do not mentally insert or allow the entry into your mind of any of these acronyms or words: OBA, PLP, BDA, UBP, NLP, black, white. Keep all those words and acronyms out of your mind. If you can do that, you will be able... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

‘King Of The Hype’ Event Set For February 4

‘King Of The Hype’ Event Set For February 4

‘Kings of the Hype Part 2′ is set to take place on Saturday, February 4, giving performing artists the opportunity to “prove who is the king of the hype.” A spokesperson said, “For as long as we can remember, Bermuda’s dancehall reggae scene has always had a “King Sound” which is a sound that can entertain the crowd,... Read more of this article

Public Encouraged To Vote: America’s Cup Band

Public Encouraged To Vote: America’s Cup Band

Close to 50 entertainers auditioned over the weekend to be a member of The Band, which will play at various events during the 35th America’s Cup. The open auditions were held on Saturday, January 14 in the Earl Cameron Theatre beginning at 9:30am and were open to members of the public 16 and up. The majority of the contestants had pre-registered,... Read more of this article

Video: Restaurant Weeks Menu Items At Fairmont

Video: Restaurant Weeks Menu Items At Fairmont

The second live video in Bernews’ behind-the-scenes series of Restaurant Weeks provides a look at Fairmont Southampton Culinary Apprentice Sierra Symonds as she puts the finishing touches on a Crispy Snapper Sandwich, Onion Tart, and Dark & Stormy Cheesecake.The broadcast covered dishes from all three resort restaurants that are participating... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

NASA & NOAA: 2016 Warmest Year On Record

NASA & NOAA: 2016 Warmest Year On Record

Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and NOAA, marking the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures. “Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit [0.99 degrees Celsius] warmer than... Read more of this article

Dolphin Quest Earns Humane Certification

Dolphin Quest Earns Humane Certification

American Humane, the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare, has granted Dolphin Quest its Humane Certified seal after it passed a rigorous third-party audit. Dolphin Quest, with locations in Oahu, Hawaii, and Bermuda, joins a group of fewer than a dozen institutions worldwide to earn the program’s seal. A spokesperson said, “The American... Read more of this article

Garden Club Helps Clean Up Before Marathon

Garden Club Helps Clean Up Before Marathon

Members of the Garden Club of Bermuda cleaned up part of the race route before the start of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend, and in addition, the Garden Club made a donation of $5,000 to Keep Bermuda Beautiful. For several years, Garden Club members have donned their gardening gloves and come out to do a KBB litter cleanup in advance of the Bermuda Marathon... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Words

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Words

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 50-year-old man pleaded guilty to uttering threatening words and using threatening behavior towards an employee at the Salvation Army Harbour Light facility. Stanley Davis pleaded guilty to two charges of uttering threatening words and one charge of using threatening behavior towards another man who was an employee... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Charged With Assaulting Man

Court: Two Men Charged With Assaulting Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court, two men were charged with assaulting another man with the intent to do grievous bodily harm. 31-year-old Jahki Dillas and 33-year-old Dejean Smith were charged with unlawfully assaulting another man with the intent to do grievous bodily harm. Dillas alone was charged with unlawfully assaulting the man. Both charges stem... Read more of this article

Burglary: Power Tools Stolen From Parks Dept

Burglary: Power Tools Stolen From Parks Dept

The police are advising the public to be wary of anyone attempting to sell outdoor power tools following a burglary at the Department of Parks facility in the Botanical Gardens over the weekend in which a number of power tools were stolen. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9.00am on Monday, January 16th police received a report of a burglary... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Services Finds Home At Connectech

Advanced Services Finds Home At Connectech

Connectech has welcomed Advanced Services to the Connectech community. Operated by husband and wife team George and Ritu Botelho, Advanced Services has been providing web development and hosting, graphic design and online marketing services since 2008. Until last fall, the couple based their business out of a home office, But the arrival of a second child and the need... Read more of this article

XL Catlin Appoints Dr. Karna: Chief Data Officer

XL Catlin Appoints Dr. Karna: Chief Data Officer

XL Catlin announced today [Jan 17] the appointment of Dr. Henna A. Karna as Chief Data Officer. Dr. Karna, who will start with the Company later this month and report to XL’s Chief Platform Officer, Myron Hendry, has more than 20 years of experience in leading data-driven, digital innovation and positive disruption within the insurance industry. Dr. Karna’s unique... Read more of this article

’95% Of Clients With Active Domain Back Online’

’95% Of Clients With Active Domain Back Online’

The Registrar General’s office has been responding to clients whose domain services were interrupted, have 95% of clients with an active domain name back online and “once all domains are properly registered, it is expected that the automatic email notifications will provide all domain registrants with adequate notice to submit their payments when required,”... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

62-Year-Old Man Dies Following Road Collision

62-Year-Old Man Dies Following Road Collision

The police have confirmed that a 62-year-old man has died following a collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish early this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:40am today, Thursday January 19th, police and first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle motorcycle collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish,... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Strikes Pedestrian On North Shore

Motorcyclist Strikes Pedestrian On North Shore

The police confirmed that two people were injured in the collision last night, saying that “it appears that a male motorcyclist traveling along North Shore Road struck a female pedestrian as she attempted to cross the road.” The rider, believed to be a 33 year old Southampton man and the pedestrian, believed to be a 68 year old Pembroke... Read more of this article

Two Injured In North Shore Road Collision

Two Injured In North Shore Road Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision at approximately 11.00pm tonight [Jan 16] on North Shore Road near the junction with Band Room Lane in Pembroke where it appears two people were injured. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel arrived on the scene and tended to the injured persons until two ambulances arrived transporting the... Read more of this article