TROIKA To Hold Encore Musical Performances

TROIKA To Hold Encore Musical Performances

Due to the high demand for tickets to TROIKA Bermuda’s sold out performance of their “Work In Progress #6” musical production of “The Color Purple”, TROIKA is having two more encore performances at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts. A spokesperson said, “TROIKA is having two more encore performance due to popular... Read more of this article

Hurricane Center Monitoring Weather Near Island

Hurricane Center Monitoring Weather Near Island

The National Hurricane Center is today [August 27] monitoring an area of low pressure centered about 130 miles southwest of Bermuda which is producing winds of around 35 mph. The Bermuda Weather Service said, “A low pressure center to our southwest is now being monitored by NHC for possible development into a tropical cyclone. “Warm, moist... Read more of this article

EMO Continues To Monitor Tropical Storm Gaston

EMO Continues To Monitor Tropical Storm Gaston

The Ministry of National Security is reminding residents that Bermuda continues to be in the midst of Hurricane Season. And as the public is aware, it has been a particularly active storm season in the last few weeks. A spokesperson said, “As a note, the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Gaston.... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 26 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 26 ZBM Evening News

“Opposition backs Government over need for Bermudian Education Commissioner, top US doctor warns Bermuda’s women of dangers of Zika and pregnancy, and Government quarterly revenue up, but spending also higher,” are some of the stories ZBM said are set to be covered in their newscast this evening.With an aim to expand the way they deliver... Read more of this article

City Offering Free Parking In City Hall Car Park

City Offering Free Parking In City Hall Car Park

The City of Hamilton is opening the gates to City Hall Car Park this weekend and motorists can park for free. A spokesperson said, “A new paid barrier system went into operation on Monday this week and while mostly successful, there has been some teething pains with credit card payments functioning intermittently. City staff has been on hand each... Read more of this article

Twelve Peter Leitner Arts Scholarships Awarded

Twelve Peter Leitner Arts Scholarships Awarded

Now in it’s fifteenth year, The Peter Leitner Arts Scholarship has just awarded twelve scholarships to Bermudian students who have chosen a career in the arts. Recipients this year included:Eryn Beach – Trinity Laban, BA [Hons] in Contemporary Dance Kioshi Burgess – Musicians Institute, LA, Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance Ravi Cannonier-Watson... Read more of this article

2 Hour Video/Photos: L. Frederick Wade Forum

2 Hour Video/Photos: L. Frederick Wade Forum

The “L. Frederick Wade, His Political Life and Legacy” forum was held on Thursday night [Aug 25] at the EF Gordon Hall at BIU Headquarters on Union Square, with attendees filling the hall and standing outside. The evening was hosted by MP Walter Roban and included presentations by Dame Jennifer Smith, Alex Scott, Dr. Ewart Brown, Paula Cox,... Read more of this article

Ministry: 2016/17 First Quarter Fiscal Performance

Ministry: 2016/17 First Quarter Fiscal Performance

The Ministry of Finance provided information today on the 2016/17 First Quarter Fiscal Performance. “The headline numbers for the 2016/17 National Budget were: a revenue target of $996.9 million; current expenditure of $1.11 billion, including debt service; capital expenditure of $87.3 million; and a projected deficit of $199.4 million,”... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Digicel Jumpstart Clinic Launches

Photos/Video: Digicel Jumpstart Clinic Launches

[Updated with video] The second annual Digicel Jumpstart clinic got underway at The Berkley Institute this morning [August 26]. The Digicel Jumpstart clinic is a youth sports initiative that takes place in select countries across the Caribbean and Bermuda, with Bermuda hosting the first one of 2016. The clinics give young basketballers, aged 14 to 16,... Read more of this article

Dennis Brown: “A Tribute To Coach Speedy”

Dennis Brown: “A Tribute To Coach Speedy”

[Written by Dennis Brown] First of all, I am truly sorry for not being able to attend the home going service of our dear friend and colleague Jermaine “Speedy” Smith, as I am currently abroad with my family on a much needed vacation. When I received the news from Cal that Speedy had passed, I was on my daily stroll at Admiralty House with the dogs.... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sanshou Association Receive $10,000

Bermuda Sanshou Association Receive $10,000

The Minister of National Security Jeffrey Baron recently presented a cheque worth $10,000 to the Bermuda Sanshou Association as part of the Cash Back for Communities programme. A spokesperson said, “Cash Back is made possible through the Confiscated Assets or proceeds of crime initiative, where seized funds are given back to worthy organisations... Read more of this article

Lightning Strikes Causes Damage At Airport

Lightning Strikes Causes Damage At Airport

The Air Traffic Control Tower and the Long Range Radar at the airport suffered damage from lightning strikes during the thunderstorm yesterday, the government confirmed today. A spokesperson said, “During the severe thunderstorm activity yesterday [August 24, 2016], the Air Traffic Control Tower and the Long Range Radar at the L.F. Wade International... Read more of this article

Eight Interns Successfully Complete Programme

Eight Interns Successfully Complete Programme

Eight technology interns have successfully completed the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] 2016 Summer Internship Programme. During the 12-week programme, Luis Correia, Michelle Butterfield, Kyle Swan, Zine’ Franklin, Taiva Paynter, Steve Lawrence, Victoria Santos and Brandon Franke acquired experience in the information and communications technology... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Woman Denies Charge

Court: 47-Year-Old Woman Denies Charge

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 47-year-old Southampton resident denied that, as a person whose name appeared on the Senior Abuse Register, she was concerned with the management of an institution that cared for Seniors; or had a financial interest in the said institution. Ms Barbara Tannock pleaded not guilty to the charge that, in December 2015,... Read more of this article

Sailing Instructor Earns International Designation

Sailing Instructor Earns International Designation

Bermudian Tristan Loescher has completed an internationally recognized yachting instructor course as part of his professional development at the America’s Cup Endeavour program. Mr Loescher, a full-time member of the AC Endeavour team, travelled to the UK this July to complete the Royal Yachting Association’s Instructor training course. This... Read more of this article

Photos: Olympic Athletes Return To Bermuda

Photos: Olympic Athletes Return To Bermuda

Throughout the week, Bermuda’s Olympic athletes have been arriving back home following their participation in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Sailors Cameron Pimentel and Cecilia Wollmann were the latest Olympians to arrive home, where they were greeted by Premier Michael Dunkley and Minister of Social Development & Sports Sylvan Richards. Sprinter... Read more of this article

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Bermuda is featured in a PBS Newshour program about invasive lionfish, with scenes of the island shown, while local marine experts, in conjunction with visiting scientists, appear in a five minute segment that also reveals plans for a prototype lionfish-culling undersea robot. Bermuda’s lionfish experts included in the PBS program are Dr. Gretchen... Read more of this article

Jay Butler Joins William & Mary School Faculty

Jay Butler Joins William & Mary School Faculty

Professor Jay Butler has joined the faculty of the William & Mary Law School in Virginia. “We are delighted to have Jay join us,“ said Law School Dean Davison M. Douglas. “He is an ambitious scholar whose work promises to have significant impact. Jay will also bring great energy to the classroom. He is a superb addition to our ranks. Photo... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

A recently published video is showcasing the work that the Living Reefs Foundation is doing with the help of 11th Hour Racing to help protect Bermuda’s coral reefs. The Foundation’s website says, “Living Reefs, a Bermuda Registered Charity, was formed in 2014 to help implement some of the measures needed to keep Bermuda’s reefs... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 26 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 26 ZBM Evening News

“Opposition backs Government over need for Bermudian Education Commissioner, top US doctor warns Bermuda’s women of dangers of Zika and pregnancy, and Government quarterly revenue up, but spending also higher,” are some of the stories ZBM said are set to be covered in their newscast this evening.With an aim to expand the way they deliver... Read more of this article

2 Hour Video/Photos: L. Frederick Wade Forum

2 Hour Video/Photos: L. Frederick Wade Forum

The “L. Frederick Wade, His Political Life and Legacy” forum was held on Thursday night [Aug 25] at the EF Gordon Hall at BIU Headquarters on Union Square, with attendees filling the hall and standing outside. The evening was hosted by MP Walter Roban and included presentations by Dame Jennifer Smith, Alex Scott, Dr. Ewart Brown, Paula Cox,... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Zara Wilson 2nd MVP Of Digicel Jumpstart Clinic

Zara Wilson 2nd MVP Of Digicel Jumpstart Clinic

Zara Wilson was announced as the MVP for the second day of the Digicel Jumpstart Clinic. The 16 year old Berkley student, who was selected by the NBA coaches for her performance and attitude, was awarded with a new Digicel DL1 and prepaid Freedom Bundle. After receiving her prize Zara said, “When I came in today I was very excited and I’m... Read more of this article

Spanish Point Powerboat Race On September 4

Spanish Point Powerboat Race On September 4

The Spanish Point Grand Prix Powerboat Race is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 4th with viewing available at Spanish Point Boat Club. Bermuda Power Boat Association racing gets underway at 1.00pm and admission is $5. Food and refreshments will be on sale. In recent powerboat race action, Keith and Steven Bridges in S20 were the fastest... Read more of this article

Caelin Peters 1st MVP Of Digicel Jumpstart Clinic

Caelin Peters 1st MVP Of Digicel Jumpstart Clinic

Today [Aug 26] Caelin Peters was named as the MVP for the first day of the Digicel Jumpstart Clinic. The MSA student, who was selected by the NBA coaches, was awarded a new Digicel DL1. On winning the award, Peters said, “I feel really good about being the MVP and am happy that today went as good as it did as I wasn’t feeling well this morning. “It... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Everest Re Group Closes $49M Heartland Sale

Everest Re Group Closes $49M Heartland Sale

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, Ltd. has finalized the sale of its U.S. crop managing general agent, Heartland Crop Insurance, Inc., to CGB Diversified Services, Inc. for $49 million. In conjunction with the sale, Everest has entered into a strategic long term reinsurance relationship with CGB DS, to provide quota share reinsurance capacity on the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 26 2016

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 26 2016

August 26 saw 138,496 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $304,567.40 BD. 123,496 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing even at $1.79 per share, while another 15,000 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing even at $5.60 per share. The BSX finished at 1,276.30, even on the day. There were 0 advances,... Read more of this article

June 2016: Retail Sales Increase By 2.1%

June 2016: Retail Sales Increase By 2.1%

Retail sales in June 2016 increased 2.1% above the $100.9 million recorded in June 2015 – and when adjusting for the annual retail sales rate of inflation, measured at 0.5% in June, the volume of retail sales increased 1.4% — according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. “Five of the seven sectors experienced increases in sales revenue.... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

TROIKA To Hold Encore Musical Performances

TROIKA To Hold Encore Musical Performances

Due to the high demand for tickets to TROIKA Bermuda’s sold out performance of their “Work In Progress #6” musical production of “The Color Purple”, TROIKA is having two more encore performances at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts. A spokesperson said, “TROIKA is having two more encore performance due to popular... Read more of this article

Uncorked Summer Event To Support Chewstick

Uncorked Summer Event To Support Chewstick

The ‘Uncorked’ summer edition is set to be held on September 15 at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, with Chewstick to be supported by funds raised by the event. A spokesperson said, “Get ready for the most unique wine tasting these pink shores have ever seen. All the stops are being pulled to create an amazing and fun event... Read more of this article

‘Genius’ Film To Screen For A Second Time

‘Genius’ Film To Screen For A Second Time

A feature film with an all-star cast that includes Colin Firth and Jude Law is to screen for a second time in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Genius, which also stars Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce and Dominic West, will screen on Sunday August 28 at 3pm. Trailer for GeniusThe film is a stirring... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

A recently published video is showcasing the work that the Living Reefs Foundation is doing with the help of 11th Hour Racing to help protect Bermuda’s coral reefs. The Foundation’s website says, “Living Reefs, a Bermuda Registered Charity, was formed in 2014 to help implement some of the measures needed to keep Bermuda’s reefs... Read more of this article

BECL Set To Close Early At 1.00pm Tomorrow

BECL Set To Close Early At 1.00pm Tomorrow

Bermuda Emissions Control Limited [BECL] will close at 1.00pm tomorrow [Aug 26], opening for business again on Monday, August 29. A Government spokesperson said, “Mr. Donal Smith, the Managing Director of the Bermuda Emissions Control Limited [BECL] wishes to inform the public that BECL will close at 1.00pm on Friday, August 26, 2016. “They... Read more of this article

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Bermuda is featured in a PBS Newshour program about invasive lionfish, with scenes of the island shown, while local marine experts, in conjunction with visiting scientists, appear in a five minute segment that also reveals plans for a prototype lionfish-culling undersea robot. Bermuda’s lionfish experts included in the PBS program are Dr. Gretchen... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: 50-Year-Old Denies Wounding Charge

Court: 50-Year-Old Denies Wounding Charge

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 50-year-old man denied wounding another man. Keith Bean pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding another man in August this year. The incident is alleged to have occurred in Sandys Parish. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set Mention for September, granted bail at $3,000, and ordered that Mr Bean must have no contact with... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Threatening Another Man

Court: Man Denies Threatening Another Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 41-year-old man denied threatening and assaulting another man. Blair Showers denied that in July this year, he had uttered threatening words to another man. Showers also denied that on the same day he had unlawfully assaulted the man. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set Mention for September at which time a trial date will... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 44-year-old man denied caused grievous bodily harm to another person by driving without due care and attention. Cornell Lindo pleaded not guilty to the charge that in February 2016, on North Shore Road, he had caused grievous bodily harm to another person by driving without due care and attention. Magistrate Khamisi... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

RA: BTC Have Withdrawn ‘Fair Usage’ Policy

RA: BTC Have Withdrawn ‘Fair Usage’ Policy

The Regulatory Authority said they investigated BTC’s Fair Usage Policy relating to its internet services, and informed BTC that it “was in breach of various license conditions, regulations and determinations,” and BTC have withdrawn the policy. The statement said, “The Regulatory Authority [RA] has reviewed and investigated Bermuda Telephone... Read more of this article

Eight Interns Successfully Complete Programme

Eight Interns Successfully Complete Programme

Eight technology interns have successfully completed the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] 2016 Summer Internship Programme. During the 12-week programme, Luis Correia, Michelle Butterfield, Kyle Swan, Zine’ Franklin, Taiva Paynter, Steve Lawrence, Victoria Santos and Brandon Franke acquired experience in the information and communications technology [ICT] industry through... Read more of this article

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

U.S. Customs & Border Protection [CBP] and Bermuda officials announced the addition of Global Entry kiosks to Bermuda pre-clearance at L.F. Wade International Airport, which will allow Global Entry members to bypass the CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. “CBP is pleased to expand the Global Entry program... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Court: Man Denies Causing GBH By Driving

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 44-year-old man denied caused grievous bodily harm to another person by driving without due care and attention. Cornell Lindo pleaded not guilty to the charge that in February 2016, on North Shore Road, he had caused grievous bodily harm to another person by driving without due care and attention. Magistrate Khamisi... Read more of this article

Woman Injured In Car On Great Bay Road

Woman Injured In Car On Great Bay Road

Emergency services responded to Great Bay Road in St. David’s just before 7.00pm tonight [August 24] where a woman appears to have been injured while travelling in a car along that road. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and hospital staff tended to the woman before she was transported by ambulance to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Small Fire In Hamilton Parish

BFRS Extinguish Small Fire In Hamilton Parish

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a small fire on Abbott’s Cliff Close at approximately 2.15pm this afternoon, and said they “discovered a small fire in a bedroom that was quickly extinguished.”Sergeant Russann Francis said, “We responded to a report of a structural fire at Abbott’s Cliff Close. “On... Read more of this article


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