16-Year-Old Boy Assaulted In Pembroke Area

16-Year-Old Boy Assaulted In Pembroke Area

A 16-year-old boy was attacked by two other males in Pembroke this morning [Feb 21]. According to police, the teen was taken to hospital via ambulance for treatment of a laceration to his head and a laceration to his leg. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11am today [February 21st] police officers and fellow first responders were dispatched to a... Read more of this article

Chief Justice Quashes Minister’s ATV Decision

Chief Justice Quashes Minister’s ATV Decision

[Updated] The decision to allow proposed All Terrain Vehicle [ATV] tours in the West End has been quashed in the Supreme Court today [Feb 21]. In his judgement, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Narinder Hargun said, “I have held that in granting the approval for this ATVs proposal, the Minister assumed that planning permission was not required.... Read more of this article

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 21], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Dr. E.F. Gordon, Premier David Burt, Janeiro... Read more of this article

Over 100 Guests From 37 Nations Expected

Over 100 Guests From 37 Nations Expected

Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Queen Quet, Princess Dana Firas of Jordan, Dame Fiona Reynolds and John Orna-Ornstein are among the speakers for an international conference taking place in Bermuda next month, which will also will feature Bermudians among its speakers and panelists. The Island was chosen as the conference venue for the International... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 20 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

Roof Wetting At Government Quarry Building

Roof Wetting At Government Quarry Building

Earlier today, the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch hosted a traditional roof wetting at the Government Quarry for one of the two recently completed Artemis Buildings. The new buildings will house stores equipment and heavy machinery respectively. Speaking at the event, Minister Burch said, “Good afternoon and welcome to the Government... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Tourism Outlook Forum

Video: Bermuda Tourism Outlook Forum

[Updated with PDF] The Ministry of Tourism & Transport and the Bermuda Tourism Authority are hosting a forum this afternoon [Feb 20] to provide tourism stakeholders with an industry outlook for 2019. The event is described as a discussion about the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead, including how stakeholders can approach them collaboratively. Update:... Read more of this article


Photos: Bermudian Art Featured In Govt Building

Photos: Bermudian Art Featured In Govt Building

Work began this week to install Bermudian art in Government buildings, with Meredith Andrews, Graham Foster, Sharon Wilson, Alan Smith, Edwin M. E. Smith,, Diana Higginbotham, James Cooper and Jayde Gibbons among the local artists whose work is featured. This one of the initiatives announced in the 2018 Throne Speech, which said: “The Government... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Omar Davy – who was convicted of importing over $700,000 worth of heroin — has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Justice Carlise Greaves delivered the sentence this morning [Feb 20] in the Supreme Court, ZBM has reported. A jury previously found the 38-year-old Jamaican national guilty of importing heroin, possessing the drug with... Read more of this article

OBA: Progress of Casino Commission At A Halt

OBA: Progress of Casino Commission At A Halt

[Updated] “The progress of the Casino Gaming Commission has ground to a halt – yielding neither jobs for Bermudians or revenue for our debt-stricken economy,” OBA Senate spokesperson for Tourism and Transport Dwayne Robinson said. Senator Robinson said, “The Commission has been riddled with high profile resignations, with the most recent being... Read more of this article

Bermuda Monetary Authority Celebrates 50 Years

Bermuda Monetary Authority Celebrates 50 Years

The Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] is celebrating 50 years in 2019, supervising, regulating and inspecting financial institutions. The BMA also issues Bermuda’s national currency, manages exchange control transactions, assists other authorities with the detection and prevention of financial crime, and advises Government on banking and other financial... Read more of this article

Column: Thank You To The Staff At MAWI

Column: Thank You To The Staff At MAWI

[Written by Chris Famous] To the staff of Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute. On behalf of the people of Devonshire, we would like to take a moment to thank all of the management and staff of MAWI for their dedication to assisting those with mental challenges. For too long, those with mental challenges have been viewed at through a lens of societal ignorance... Read more of this article

Jessica Rego Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Jessica Rego Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bermudian woman has completed the “world’s toughest row” to help reduce plastic in the ocean and save marine life. Jessica Rego was part of a three-woman team that took on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and rowed 3,000 miles from San Sebastián de la Gomera in the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard in... Read more of this article

Fashion Festival Announces Model Call Dates

Fashion Festival Announces Model Call Dates

The Bermuda Fashion Festival will be hosting their model calls on March 14th, 16th and 17th. “The Bermuda Fashion Festival in unlike most model calls in the fashion industry. We are not only looking for seasoned professionals. If you’ve ever dreamt of stepping foot on a fashion runway and have the slightest thought that you have what it takes,... Read more of this article

Climbing Kilimanjaro For Bermuda’s Seniors

Climbing Kilimanjaro For Bermuda’s Seniors

Jonathan Brewin, Director of Age Concern Bermuda and Chairman of the organizations Audit & Risk Committee will be taking some risks of his own on February 22 – March 2 when he and his son Somers climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Donations for the climb are being raised to support Age Concern, Bermuda’s primary non-profit advocacy group for senior... Read more of this article

Video: February 20 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 20 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Hamilton Parish residence, Premier Burt met Dr Mark Ware to discuss the “possible establishment of a Cannabis Research Institute,” ‘The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks’  documentary premiers today, BFA will be reviewing reports following incidents at two matches, Somerset Cricket... Read more of this article

Police Respond To Hamilton Parish Incident

Police Respond To Hamilton Parish Incident

Police responded to a domestic dispute this evening [Feb 19] located at a North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish residence. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:30pm today [Feb 19] police officers were dispatched to a reported domestic dispute at a North Shore Road, Hamilton parish residence. “Initial information suggests that a 45-year-old... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin Tours Recruit Camp

Governor John Rankin Tours Recruit Camp

The island’s armed service is better equipped than ever to deal with natural disasters, Governor John Rankin said. Mr Rankin added that the latest recruits to the RBR had joined an organisation that will play an increasingly vital role in humanitarian relief at home and in the wider region. Governor John Rankin and RBR Commanding Officer Lt Col David... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 19 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

BOA To Host Women In Sports Banquet & Expo

BOA To Host Women In Sports Banquet & Expo

The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] will be hosting the 2019 Women in Sports Banquet & Expo on March 8th and 9th at the Hamilton Princess Hotel. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] is pleased to present the 2019 Women in Sports Banquet & Expo on 8 and 9 March. “The Banquet, will be held in the Princess Ballrooms... Read more of this article

PLP To Hold 55th Founder’s Day On March 3rd

PLP To Hold 55th Founder’s Day On March 3rd

The PLP will hold their 55th Founder’s Day and Drum Major Awards Luncheon on Sunday, March 3 at CedarBridge Academy Cafeteria beginning at 2:00 pm. “The Keynote Speaker for this year’s event will be Minister of Tourism & Transport Zane DeSilva, the MP for Constituency 29, Southampton East,” a spokesperson said. “Regular... Read more of this article

OBA: What Is Govt’s Motive For This Change?

OBA: What Is Govt’s Motive For This Change?

“The sentiment of the overwhelming majority in the room last night was for the Government to leave the Corporations as they are,” Shadow Home Affairs Minister Sylvan Richards said following last night’s town hall in St George’s. The meeting followed after Government announced public consultation regarding the future of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Documentary

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Documentary

The premiere of Andrew Stevenson’s 43-minute documentary The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks is set for tomorrow evening [Feb 20] at Speciality Cinema. The screening of the film, which is the sequel to Mr. Stevenson’s previous award-winning film Where the Whales Sing, will take place at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: February 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 20 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

Video: Bermuda Tourism Outlook Forum

Video: Bermuda Tourism Outlook Forum

[Updated with PDF] The Ministry of Tourism & Transport and the Bermuda Tourism Authority are hosting a forum this afternoon [Feb 20] to provide tourism stakeholders with an industry outlook for 2019. The event is described as a discussion about the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead, including how stakeholders can approach them collaboratively. Update:... Read more of this article

Video: February 20 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 20 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Hamilton Parish residence, Premier Burt met Dr Mark Ware to discuss the “possible establishment of a Cannabis Research Institute,” ‘The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks’  documentary premiers today, BFA will be reviewing reports following incidents at two matches, Somerset Cricket... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Boys Volleyball Team Represent Island In Boston

Boys Volleyball Team Represent Island In Boston

Bermuda’s Junior Boys National Volleyball Team travels to Boston tomorrow for the Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival, February 22 – 24, 2019. The Festival is part of a series of tournaments held in the US by JVC Tournaments and will feature upwards of 700 teams competing in youth divisions for both boys and girls. Bermuda’s team has been preparing... Read more of this article

Basketball League: Skyforce & Chargers Win

Basketball League: Skyforce & Chargers Win

The Bermuda Basketball League continued inside the Bermuda College Gymnasium with a double header that produced 195 points. Game One saw the Pembroke Skyforce defeat the Hamilton Parish Rockets 60 – 46. Gershon Kurt would lead the Pembroke Skyforce with a double-double 23 points and 17 rebounds. He would also have 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot.... Read more of this article

Mixed Majors & Second Spring Bowling Results

Mixed Majors & Second Spring Bowling Results

In Mixed Majors Bowling League action at the Warwick Lanes saw the Activators defeat the Spare Change 16 – 4, the MiniMax Forwarders defeated Fight Back 15 – 5, while the Warriors defeated the Movers “N” Shakers 15 – 5. The Mix Ups defeated the Untouchables 17 – 3 and the Unpredictable defeated the Troublemakers 16 ½ – 3 ½. Women’s... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

HSBC Bermuda Year End 2018 Financial Results

HSBC Bermuda Year End 2018 Financial Results

“HSBC Bermuda’s total operating income before expected credit losses remained flat compared to 2018 at US$280 million, with increases in net interest income and fee income offset by lower investment portfolio gains”, according to the HSBC Bermuda Year End 2018 Financial Results report. “The change in expected credit losses for 2018... Read more of this article

Process For Home-Grown Tourism Experiences

Process For Home-Grown Tourism Experiences

The popular Bermuda Tourism Authority investment programme which helps entrepreneurs get their new ideas off the ground will now accept applications twice per year, instead of once annually. The BTA said, “The Tourism Experiences Investment process will begin accepting applications from local entrepreneurs next month. The purpose is to recruit... Read more of this article

Argo Declares Dividend & New Board Members

Argo Declares Dividend & New Board Members

Argo Group International Holdings has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per share on the company’s common stock, which will be paid on March 15, 2019 to shareholders of record on March 1, 2019, and the company also announced the appointment of Samuel Liss and Tony Latham as independent directors to its board of directors. “We are... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos: Bermudian Art Featured In Govt Building

Photos: Bermudian Art Featured In Govt Building

Work began this week to install Bermudian art in Government buildings, with Meredith Andrews, Graham Foster, Sharon Wilson, Alan Smith, Edwin M. E. Smith,, Diana Higginbotham, James Cooper and Jayde Gibbons among the local artists whose work is featured. This one of the initiatives announced in the 2018 Throne Speech, which said: “The Government... Read more of this article

Fashion Festival Announces Model Call Dates

Fashion Festival Announces Model Call Dates

The Bermuda Fashion Festival will be hosting their model calls on March 14th, 16th and 17th. “The Bermuda Fashion Festival in unlike most model calls in the fashion industry. We are not only looking for seasoned professionals. If you’ve ever dreamt of stepping foot on a fashion runway and have the slightest thought that you have what it takes,... Read more of this article

Crime Stoppers Weekend Film Experience

Crime Stoppers Weekend Film Experience

Crime Stoppers Bermuda will host its second annual Weekend Film Experience from February 28 to March 3 at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. A spokesperson said, “With such a positive response from last year’s event we knew we had to have a bigger and better film weekend for 2019. “The Weekend Film Experience is being programmed... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Chief Justice Quashes Minister’s ATV Decision

Chief Justice Quashes Minister’s ATV Decision

[Updated] The decision to allow proposed All Terrain Vehicle [ATV] tours in the West End has been quashed in the Supreme Court today [Feb 21]. In his judgement, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Narinder Hargun said, “I have held that in granting the approval for this ATVs proposal, the Minister assumed that planning permission was not required.... Read more of this article

Over 100 Guests From 37 Nations Expected

Over 100 Guests From 37 Nations Expected

Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Queen Quet, Princess Dana Firas of Jordan, Dame Fiona Reynolds and John Orna-Ornstein are among the speakers for an international conference taking place in Bermuda next month, which will also will feature Bermudians among its speakers and panelists. The Island was chosen as the conference venue for the International... Read more of this article

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Documentary

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Documentary

The premiere of Andrew Stevenson’s 43-minute documentary The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks is set for tomorrow evening [Feb 20] at Speciality Cinema. The screening of the film, which is the sequel to Mr. Stevenson’s previous award-winning film Where the Whales Sing, will take place at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling... Read more of this article

CRIME

16-Year-Old Boy Assaulted In Pembroke Area

16-Year-Old Boy Assaulted In Pembroke Area

A 16-year-old boy was attacked by two other males in Pembroke this morning [Feb 21]. According to police, the teen was taken to hospital via ambulance for treatment of a laceration to his head and a laceration to his leg. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11am today [February 21st] police officers and fellow first responders were dispatched to a... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Omar Davy – who was convicted of importing over $700,000 worth of heroin — has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Justice Carlise Greaves delivered the sentence this morning [Feb 20] in the Supreme Court, ZBM has reported. A jury previously found the 38-year-old Jamaican national guilty of importing heroin, possessing the drug with... Read more of this article

Police Respond To Hamilton Parish Incident

Police Respond To Hamilton Parish Incident

Police responded to a domestic dispute this evening [Feb 19] located at a North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish residence. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:30pm today [Feb 19] police officers were dispatched to a reported domestic dispute at a North Shore Road, Hamilton parish residence. “Initial information suggests that a 45-year-old... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Premier Burt Visits ICT Dept Safer Internet Day

Premier Burt Visits ICT Dept Safer Internet Day

Premier David Burt stopped by the Safer Internet Day at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall in Hamilton to support the Bermuda Government Department of ICT Policy & Innovation work in educating Bermuda’s seniors on how to remain safe online. The Government posted the photos online below, the Premier tweeted, “Stopped by Safer Internet Day 2019 to support the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Department To Host Safer Internet Day 2019

Department To Host Safer Internet Day 2019

This Tuesday [Feb 19], the Department of ICT Policy & Innovation will host Safer Internet Day from 10am until 2:30pm at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall in Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “This Tuesday, February 19th, the Island’s seniors will gather to learn, surf, post, secure, like, and comment during Bermuda’s 5th annual Safer Internet Day. This event is... Read more of this article

RA: Consumer Protection And Market Review

RA: Consumer Protection And Market Review

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda today [Feb 18] announced that “Bermuda’s electronic communications  and electricity sectors will soon be guided by two new sets of standards to further protect consumers, which are released for consultation.” “They are the Principles of Consumer Protection and Market Review,” a spokesperson said. “Consumer... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

68-Year-Old Taxi Driver Arrested After Crash

68-Year-Old Taxi Driver Arrested After Crash

A 68-year-old Sandys parish man, was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving yesterday [Feb 20] following a crash on Middle Road in Southampton, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:30pm Wednesday, February 20th police officers and fellow first responders attended a reported single vehicle crash on Middle Road in Southampton... Read more of this article

Police Car & Motorcycle Collision In St David’s

Police Car & Motorcycle Collision In St David’s

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision that took place on St David’s Road this morning [Feb 13] involving a motorcycle and a police car. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 12.08pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:45am today [February 13th] a two vehicle collision occurred on St.... Read more of this article

Three Vehicle Collision In Shelly Bay Area

Three Vehicle Collision In Shelly Bay Area

[Updated with video] Earlier this evening [Feb 9] there was a three vehicle collision on North Shore in Hamilton Parish, in the vicinity of Shelly Bay, the police have confirmed, with the police noting that there were “no serious injuries.” Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.Update February 11, 4.50pm:... Read more of this article