Appeal For Witnesses: Murder Of Jason Mello

Appeal For Witnesses: Murder Of Jason Mello

Three years later, the murder of Jason Mello remains unsolved, and police are renewing their appeal for witnesses or anyone who may have any information to come forward. A police spokesperson said, “Detectives are renewing their appeal for information in connection with the murder of Jason Mello. “Jason Mello was fatally shot around 7:35pm... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw thousands of people attend the Buju Banton concert, Eastern County cricket, the ICC cricket tournament get underway in Bermuda with the island’s team defeating the USA, the Around the Island powerboat race and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Premier... Read more of this article

Gospel Duo Last Call Featured At Georgia Event

Gospel Duo Last Call Featured At Georgia Event

Bermudian gospel duo Last Call has attracted an audience which extends well beyond the island’s shore. Earlier this year Last Call, comprised of singers Tricray Astwood and Adrian Jones, topped the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart when their song Victory was produced and released by Atlanta-based songwriter/producer Fed Jerkins, a Grammy Award winner. And... Read more of this article

Review: ‘Unity Fest Was A Phenomenal Night’

Review: ‘Unity Fest Was A Phenomenal Night’

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman + Updated with video] The last time Buju Banton was in Bermuda, I remember staring at the stage in awe of the reggae legend. The energy, the vibes, the music – it was an incredible, memorable night. Needless to say, I had high expectations for Unity Fest and wondered if Buju would meet them. The answer is yes. He... Read more of this article

Cricket: Bermuda Win ICC Americas Opener

Cricket: Bermuda Win ICC Americas Opener

The Bermuda cricket team made an excellent showing as they opened the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas competition today [Aug 18] with a win over the United States, defeating them by 6 runs at the White Hill Field. Bermuda won the toss and elected to bat, with Delray Rawlins leading the way with a knock of 63 off 53 deliveries, hitting 6 fours... Read more of this article

Videos: Around The Island Powerboat Race Start

Videos: Around The Island Powerboat Race Start

[Updated] The 2019 Rubis Around the Island Powerboat Race is getting underway this afternoon [Aug 18] with racing scheduled to begin at 2.00pm from Ferry Reach. You can watch a live stream below, and we will have additional coverage later on after the event concludes. Update: The live replay is belowUpdate: A second live replay is below, filmed from... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Aug 18th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Aug 18th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Flora Duffy won a gold medal in Tokyo, Nahki Wells scored for QPR, Zeiko Lewis was named Charleston Battery’s Player of the Month, and Canadian bridal magazine Today’s Bride utilized Bermuda’s beauty as a backdrop were all some of the positive news stories from the past week.In additional good news, Tiffany Dawson made the top... Read more of this article


Photos & Video: Unity Festival Concert Event

Photos & Video: Unity Festival Concert Event

Reggae veteran Buju Banton took to the stage at the Unity Festival concert event held at the National Sports Centre on Saturday night [Aug 17] along with other international artists including Agent Sasco aka Assassin and Masicka. Bermudian artists Jesse Seymour, Live Wires and C’Danger also performed, all backed by the Wall Street Band.DJs scheduled... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Eastern County Cup 2nd Round

Photos & Video: Eastern County Cup 2nd Round

The Eastern County Cricket Association is hosting the 2019 second round match featuring cup holders St. David’s County Cricket Club and Cleveland County Cricket Club today [Aug 17] at Lord’s in St. David’s.St. David’s won the toss this morning and sent Cleveland County in to bat. St. David’s spent most of the day on the field before... Read more of this article

Premier Hands Out Buju Banton Concert Tickets

Premier Hands Out Buju Banton Concert Tickets

Premier David Burt sent out a call to the community via his social media for individuals to nominate someone who would be deserving of a free ticket to the Unity Festival Buju Banton concert. A spokesperson said, “Unity Festival promoters provided the Bermuda Government with a number of tickets to be given out to members of the community as a... Read more of this article

Marine Safety Advisory: Round The Island Race

Marine Safety Advisory: Round The Island Race

The Bermuda Police Service is reminding members of the public that the Around the Island Powerboat Race will take place starting at 2.00pm Sunday [Aug 18] and they are encouraging everyone to “make this year’s event as safe as possible for all users of Bermuda’s waters”. A police spokesperson said, “While the Bermuda Powerboat... Read more of this article

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Car overturns after collision in Sandys, Round the Island powerboat race this Sunday, Greenpeace’s Expedition to the Sargasso Sea, Dolphins appoint Victor Ruberry as head coach, PHC Foundation award $45,000 in scholarships, Lesley White sponsors new football initiative, and Buju Banton to perform tonight at the National Stadium are some of the stories... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 16 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 16 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

Ministry Seeks Feedback On Proposed Changes

Ministry Seeks Feedback On Proposed Changes

The Ministry of Health is urging the public to view the proposed Bermuda Health Plan, and said that there will be “four months of public dialogue” to “ensure we have the broadest consensus on the changes to come.” A spokesperson said, “As a follow-up to last week’s announcement of the public consultation to improve healthcare... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Bucket List Family’s Trip To Bermuda

Video: Bucket List Family’s Trip To Bermuda

Social media sensations The Bucket List family have sent their legion of online fans a pair of video postcards from Bermuda after arriving on the island last week. After he sold his mobile app development company to Snapchat in a multi-million dollar deal, American tech entrepreneur Garrett Gee, wife Jessica and their children set off on what was supposed... Read more of this article

Videos: Around The Island Powerboat Race Start

Videos: Around The Island Powerboat Race Start

[Updated] The 2019 Rubis Around the Island Powerboat Race is getting underway this afternoon [Aug 18] with racing scheduled to begin at 2.00pm from Ferry Reach. You can watch a live stream below, and we will have additional coverage later on after the event concludes. Update: The live replay is belowUpdate: A second live replay is below, filmed from... Read more of this article

Video: ICC T20 Cricket Captain Interviews

Video: ICC T20 Cricket Captain Interviews

The ICC T20 qualifier for the Americas region — which will see Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Canada and USA compete — is underway in Bermuda, with the best cricketers from around the region in action. Interviews with the Captains, video courtesy of the ICC:The ICC said, “The stage is set for the final of the T20 qualifier for the Americas... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos: Around The Island Powerboat Race

Photos: Around The Island Powerboat Race

The 2019 Rubis Around the Island Powerboat Race took place this afternoon [Aug 18], with two new records set, and David Selley and Scott Barnes taking line honours. With a time of 50.19, David Selley and Scott Barnes in addition to Breaking the A Class Record also took the line honours as the first boat to cross the line. Another record was set in... Read more of this article

Results: Bicycle Works Classic Road Race

Results: Bicycle Works Classic Road Race

The Bermuda Bicycle Association’s Road Race season continued with the Bicycle Works Classic Road Race in Paget, Warwick and Southampton. Conor White won the Adult A Class in a sprint finish edging out Kaden Hopkins and Nicholas Narraway. White was clocked across the line in 1:47:00.505, Hopkins was second in 1:47:00.660 and Narraway finished third... Read more of this article

Cricket: Bermuda Win ICC Americas Opener

Cricket: Bermuda Win ICC Americas Opener

The Bermuda cricket team made an excellent showing as they opened the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas competition today [Aug 18] with a win over the United States, defeating them by 6 runs at the White Hill Field. Bermuda won the toss and elected to bat, with Delray Rawlins leading the way with a knock of 63 off 53 deliveries, hitting 6 fours... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Maxim Magazine Spotlights Goslings Rums

Maxim Magazine Spotlights Goslings Rums

It’s been said that rum is a tonic which clarifies the vision. And according to the online edition of international men’s magazine Maxim, two of the best rums in the world when it comes to clarifying things are Gosling Brothers Ltd.’s Papa Seal Single Barrel and Family Reserve Old Rum. The Bermuda wine and spirits company exports a... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 17

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 17

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 17th.On Saturday Saturday the Anthem of the Seas and the Carnival Sunrise cruise ships and the Esperanza container ship are expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Gem cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 16 2019

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 16 2019

August 16 saw 13,202 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $157,230.98 BD. 9,700 shares were traded by Somers Limited, closing even at $15.00 per share, while another 3,502 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing up 4.7% at $3.35 per share. The BSX finished at 1,921.37, up 0.16% on the day. There was 1 advance, 0 declines,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Video: Bucket List Family’s Trip To Bermuda

Video: Bucket List Family’s Trip To Bermuda

Social media sensations The Bucket List family have sent their legion of online fans a pair of video postcards from Bermuda after arriving on the island last week. After he sold his mobile app development company to Snapchat in a multi-million dollar deal, American tech entrepreneur Garrett Gee, wife Jessica and their children set off on what was supposed... Read more of this article

Gospel Duo Last Call Featured At Georgia Event

Gospel Duo Last Call Featured At Georgia Event

Bermudian gospel duo Last Call has attracted an audience which extends well beyond the island’s shore. Earlier this year Last Call, comprised of singers Tricray Astwood and Adrian Jones, topped the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart when their song Victory was produced and released by Atlanta-based songwriter/producer Fed Jerkins, a Grammy Award winner. And... Read more of this article

Review: ‘Unity Fest Was A Phenomenal Night’

Review: ‘Unity Fest Was A Phenomenal Night’

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman + Updated with video] The last time Buju Banton was in Bermuda, I remember staring at the stage in awe of the reggae legend. The energy, the vibes, the music – it was an incredible, memorable night. Needless to say, I had high expectations for Unity Fest and wondered if Buju would meet them. The answer is yes. He... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

BPOTY Support Bermuda Cahow Initiative

BPOTY Support Bermuda Cahow Initiative

One of the world’s leading bird photography contests has taken a Bermuda Audubon Society programme aimed at boosting Cahow numbers under its wing. Established in 2016, the annual online Bird Photographer of the Year Competition draws tens of thousands of entrants. Describing itself as a “celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute... Read more of this article

Greenpeace’s Expedition To The Sargasso Sea

Greenpeace’s Expedition To The Sargasso Sea

Greenpeace recently visited Bermuda and also launched an expedition to the Sargasso Sea to “study the impact of plastics and microplastics on marine life, and to document the importance of this unique ecosystem for protection under a new Global Ocean Treaty that is being negotiated at the UN.” The Greenpeace ship Esperanza departed from... Read more of this article

Red Hind Aggregation Areas Open For Fishing

Red Hind Aggregation Areas Open For Fishing

The Red Hind aggregation areas within the seasonally protected areas will be open to fishing from today [Aug 15]. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Home Affairs wishes to advise the public that the Red Hind aggregation areas within the seasonally protected areas will be open to fishing from today [15 August, 2019]. “However,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Appeal For Witnesses: Murder Of Jason Mello

Appeal For Witnesses: Murder Of Jason Mello

Three years later, the murder of Jason Mello remains unsolved, and police are renewing their appeal for witnesses or anyone who may have any information to come forward. A police spokesperson said, “Detectives are renewing their appeal for information in connection with the murder of Jason Mello. “Jason Mello was fatally shot around 7:35pm... Read more of this article

RA Warns Of Online MovieFlix SignUp Scam

RA Warns Of Online MovieFlix SignUp Scam

The Regulatory Authority is warning people about an online scam, with an article claiming that Netflix ‘lost thousands of Bermudian users this week because of the new competing service,’ and urging people to sign up for MovieFlix, with the RA explaining that the scam is actually “designed to steal credit card details.” The RA... Read more of this article

Child Sex Offender Jomar Caines To Be Released

Child Sex Offender Jomar Caines To Be Released

The Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney-General Senator Kathy Lynn Simmons today [Aug 7] issued a public notice of the impending release of child sex offender Jomar Akbar Caines, who will be released from Westgate today. A spokesperson said, “Pursuant to section 329H of the Criminal Code 1907, the Minister is empowered to disclose information... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bermuda E-Sports Tournaments This Month

Bermuda E-Sports Tournaments This Month

Members of Bermuda’s video gaming community have come together to organize two e-sports tournaments this month, with both events to be held at Connectech using high-speed internet donated by One Communications. A spokesperson said, “The newly formed Bermuda E-Sports League, in partnership with grassroots team BDA Smash, will be hosting a Super Smash Bros. tournament... Read more of this article

‘Crush Your Confidence’ Challenge To Launch

‘Crush Your Confidence’ Challenge To Launch

A former reporter and marketing professional has taken her skill set and packaged it into services directed to women. Mikaela Ian Pearman is known for her on-camera work and is now focusing on assisting women to confidently come out of their shell. She is launching a three-day confidence challenge on August 19 where she will share practical tips to help women boost their... Read more of this article

Crypto Firm Circle Engages Oyster Consulting

Crypto Firm Circle Engages Oyster Consulting

Circle, an global crypto financial services company, engaged Oyster Consulting [Bermuda], to help guide them through a successful application process for the Class F license, and to provide compliance services for the future. “In June 2019 Circle became first full-service crypto finance company with a trading desk, stable coin and exchange to be granted a Class F... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Car Overturns After Collision In Sandys

Car Overturns After Collision In Sandys

A driver has been transported to hospital following a car crash in Sandys that resulted in the car overturning. A BFRS spokesperson said, “A Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service received a call via 911 at 13.43hrs. reporting a single vehicle accident in Sandys near Overplus Lane. “Upon arrival, firefighters noticed an overturned car in the west... Read more of this article

Two People Involved In Accidents Remain In ICU

Two People Involved In Accidents Remain In ICU

The 17-year-old man that was seriously injured in a jet ski crash on Tuesday [Aug 6] and the 47-year-old man seriously hurt in a separate motorcycle crash on Monday [Aug 5] are still in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. Teen Seriously Injured in Marine Incident Tuesday Remains in ICU A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured In Hamilton Parish Crash

Motorcyclist Injured In Hamilton Parish Crash

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish early this morning [Aug 9] that involved a motorcyclist crashing into a wall and suffering injuries.A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:35am Friday, August 9th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported serious single vehicle... Read more of this article