Two Men Arrested Following Armed Robbery

Two Men Arrested Following Armed Robbery

[Updated] The police have arrested two suspects following an armed robbery at the Rubis service station on St. John’s Road in Pembroke today. A police spokesperson said, “At around 12.45pm today, Thursday 28th May, police received a report of an armed robbery at the Rubis service station at 61 St. John’s Road, Pembroke. “Reports... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 28 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 28 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: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [May 28] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here. Update: The Government said, “The Ministry of Health received 115 new COVID-19 results today. 114 results... Read more of this article

Bascome Named Baltimore Blast Head Coach

Bascome Named Baltimore Blast Head Coach

The Baltimore Blast announced that Bermudian David Bascome has been named their Head Coach. The club — which plays in the U.S. Major Arena Soccer League team — said, “We are pleased to announce that David Bascome has been named Head Coach of the Baltimore Blast and will lead our soccer camps this summer. “David will work with... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pleaded guilty to breaking curfew just one month after he pleaded guilty to violating shelter-in-place regulations. David Fubler admitted the charge of breaking curfew by being outside at 10:15 pm on May 25 at a Pembroke residence, not his own. He, however, pleaded not guilty to a count of prowling. He previously faced... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Bermuda College Graduation

Photos & Video: Bermuda College Graduation

[Updated with photos + video] 107 Bermuda College graduates will receive associate degrees, diplomas, or certificates today, with a drive by ceremony set to take place at the College in lieu of the traditional graduation ceremony. A spokesperson said, “107 Bermuda College graduates will receive associate degrees, diplomas or certificates, on... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Taking Off’ On Covid-19 Precautions

Video: ‘Taking Off’ On Covid-19 Precautions

Skyport has released the latest episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this episode highlighting the safety precautions being undertaken by different airports as well as airline companies against Covid-19. Speaking in the episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “If you’ve... Read more of this article


Trump Administration Appoint Rizzuto To Bermuda

Trump Administration Appoint Rizzuto To Bermuda

Lee Rizzuto– which CNN described as “Trump’s failed nominee to be ambassador to Barbados, who previously spread fringe conspiracy theories and unfounded attacks about Trump’s political opponents” — has been announced as the “next Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda.” The U.S. Department... Read more of this article

Video: East End Primary Hold Virtual Parade

Video: East End Primary Hold Virtual Parade

[Written by Vejay Steede] Students and staff at East End Primary [EEP]  took a stand against the general malaise that has engulfed our country since the Covid19 containment measures came into effect in mid-March. Their joyous protest came in the form of a video produced by a committee of teachers from video clips and pictures provided by members of... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo On Bermuda Day Celebration

Minister Foggo On Bermuda Day Celebration

[Statement by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo] As we near the end of a Heritage Month that is quite different from what we’ve experienced in the past, I’d like to begin by praising our community for the ways in which we have exhibited national pride in the midst of our current challenges; and by remembering that Heritage... Read more of this article

Updates: Covid-19 On Thursday, May 28th

Updates: Covid-19 On Thursday, May 28th

[Updating] As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe with over 355,000 deaths worldwide, and sadly the island has now recorded nine Covid-19 related deaths. Live updates will be posted as they come in, encompassing both the public and private sectors, and if you have relevant information, please email info@bernews.com.... Read more of this article

Video: May 28th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 28th Bernews Morning Newsflash

107 students to graduate from Bermuda College, no new Covid-19 cases and a total of 139 in Bermuda thus far, second tropical storm of season formed and is not a threat to Bermuda, ocean educators unite for virtual series, Bermuda Day holiday garbage collection change, suspected perimeter breach at Westgate, police advise people not to share images, people... Read more of this article

Appleby Promotes Four To Senior Associate

Appleby Promotes Four To Senior Associate

Appleby has announced the promotion of Andrew Kuzma, Jamie Rego, Sam Riihiluoma and Caljonah Smith to Senior Associate. “The promotions represent all practice groups: Corporate, Dispute Resolution and Private Client & Trusts. Jamie, Sam and Caljonah are Bermudian,” the law firm said. Andrew Kuzma is a member of the Corporate team. He... Read more of this article

Bermuda Fudge Co Launches ‘Sweet Sundays’

Bermuda Fudge Co Launches ‘Sweet Sundays’

The Bermuda Fudge Co has launched its ‘Sweet Sundays’ initiative at Dockyard, where fudge can be purchased by visiting their online shop for curbside pick-up or local delivery, or directly at the kiosk from 12.00pm to 5.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Since the launch of Bermuda Fudge Co in 2014, this year, 2020, was to be the year when... Read more of this article

Suspected Perimeter Breach At Westgate

Suspected Perimeter Breach At Westgate

The Minister of National Security, Wayne Caines confirmed that the Bermuda Police Service is “currently investigating an incident of a suspected perimeter breach at the Westgate Correctional Facility. A Government spokesperson said, “Consequently the BPS is questioning a Corrections Officer as part of its investigation. It would be premature... Read more of this article

Police: ‘You Are Advised To Not Share Them’

Police: ‘You Are Advised To Not Share Them’

Noting that members of the public have been circulating images of the victim and the accused in a sexual offences matter that is before the courts, the police have reminded the public that anyone sharing these images “will be committing an offence.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has been made aware that... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 27 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 27 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


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: May 28 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 28 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: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [May 28] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here. Update: The Government said, “The Ministry of Health received 115 new COVID-19 results today. 114 results... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Taking Off’ On Covid-19 Precautions

Video: ‘Taking Off’ On Covid-19 Precautions

Skyport has released the latest episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this episode highlighting the safety precautions being undertaken by different airports as well as airline companies against Covid-19. Speaking in the episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “If you’ve... Read more of this article

SPORTS

BFA Announce Decisions On Football Season

BFA Announce Decisions On Football Season

The Bermuda Football Association held a virtual Special Congress Meeting and “following healthy discussion” decisions were taken regarding concluding the 2019 – 2020 season. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Football Association held its first highly successful virtual Special Congress Meeting on evening of Wednesday, May 27th,... Read more of this article

Bascome Named Baltimore Blast Head Coach

Bascome Named Baltimore Blast Head Coach

The Baltimore Blast announced that Bermudian David Bascome has been named their Head Coach. The club — which plays in the U.S. Major Arena Soccer League team — said, “We are pleased to announce that David Bascome has been named Head Coach of the Baltimore Blast and will lead our soccer camps this summer. “David will work with... Read more of this article

Webinar With Clarence Parfitt & Delray Rawlins

Webinar With Clarence Parfitt & Delray Rawlins

The Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] will be hosting a Zoom Webinar on Saturday [May 30] at 3.00pm, featuring two of the island’s finest cricket players - Clarence Parfitt and Delray Rawlins. A spokesperson said, “If you enjoyed last weekend’s BCB webinar with Daryll Cullinan, make sure you tune in this week Saturday, May 30 at 3PM, featuring... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Lido Complex To Host Live Entertainment

Lido Complex To Host Live Entertainment

Lido Complex will be featuring live entertainment this Friday [May 29] from 5.00pm to 9.00pm at Sea Breeze at Elbow Beach. A spokesperson said, “This Friday at Sea Breeze at Elbow Beach; it will be nice to have some live entertainment again! We have al fresco dining and are also offering beer and a pizza for $25. Mickeys is also open, and you can... Read more of this article

100 Women In Finance Holds First Virtual Event

100 Women In Finance Holds First Virtual Event

100 Women in Finance in Bermuda successfully hosted its first virtual event on May 18, sponsored by the Bermuda Business Development Agency. A spokesperson said, “Hundreds of members across 100 Women in Finance’s global finance network heard from Eva Yazhari, the visionary CEO of Beyond Capital, an impact investment organization which believes... Read more of this article

Catalina Appoint Hemphill & Foulger

Catalina Appoint Hemphill & Foulger

Catalina Holdings Ltd has appointed Bruce Hemphill as Non-Executive Chairman of its Board while Caroline Foulger has been appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. A spokesperson said, “Catalina Holdings [Bermuda] Ltd [Catalina], an industry leader in the insurance legacy space, announces the appointment of Bruce Hemphill as Non-Executive... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Lido Complex To Host Live Entertainment

Lido Complex To Host Live Entertainment

Lido Complex will be featuring live entertainment this Friday [May 29] from 5.00pm to 9.00pm at Sea Breeze at Elbow Beach. A spokesperson said, “This Friday at Sea Breeze at Elbow Beach; it will be nice to have some live entertainment again! We have al fresco dining and are also offering beer and a pizza for $25. Mickeys is also open, and you can... Read more of this article

Video: East End Primary Hold Virtual Parade

Video: East End Primary Hold Virtual Parade

[Written by Vejay Steede] Students and staff at East End Primary [EEP]  took a stand against the general malaise that has engulfed our country since the Covid19 containment measures came into effect in mid-March. Their joyous protest came in the form of a video produced by a committee of teachers from video clips and pictures provided by members of... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo On Bermuda Day Celebration

Minister Foggo On Bermuda Day Celebration

[Statement by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo] As we near the end of a Heritage Month that is quite different from what we’ve experienced in the past, I’d like to begin by praising our community for the ways in which we have exhibited national pride in the midst of our current challenges; and by remembering that Heritage... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Ocean Educators Unite For Virtual Series

Ocean Educators Unite For Virtual Series

Ocean explorer and doctoral candidate Zoleka Filander will join a team of educators from the BZS, BIOS, and BUEI for the first episode of a new virtual education series called Ocean Diaries on Thursday [May 28] at 10.30am. A spokesperson said, “Tomorrow morning [May 28th], ocean explorer and doctoral candidate Zoleka Filander will join a team of educators... Read more of this article

Boxes Now Available From Happy Bird Company

Boxes Now Available From Happy Bird Company

The Happy Bird Company has new boxes available after being sold out, with curbside pick-up available for its customers. A spokesperson said, “If bluebirds are a symbol of happiness, here’s some extremely happy news: The Happy Bird Company has made some new boxes after having been sold out for two weeks and curbside pick-up is now available.... Read more of this article

BEST Reminds Public Of Sustainable Fishing

BEST Reminds Public Of Sustainable Fishing

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is reminding the public to practice sustainable fishing in order to ensure that local fish continue to be available for everyone. A BEST spokesperson said, “Please practice sustainable fishing habits; ensure local fish continue to be available for everyone’s future enjoyment!“Spearfishing... Read more of this article

CRIME

Two Men Arrested Following Armed Robbery

Two Men Arrested Following Armed Robbery

[Updated] The police have arrested two suspects following an armed robbery at the Rubis service station on St. John’s Road in Pembroke today. A police spokesperson said, “At around 12.45pm today, Thursday 28th May, police received a report of an armed robbery at the Rubis service station at 61 St. John’s Road, Pembroke. “Reports... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pleaded guilty to breaking curfew just one month after he pleaded guilty to violating shelter-in-place regulations. David Fubler admitted the charge of breaking curfew by being outside at 10:15 pm on May 25 at a Pembroke residence, not his own. He, however, pleaded not guilty to a count of prowling. He previously faced... Read more of this article

Police: ‘You Are Advised To Not Share Them’

Police: ‘You Are Advised To Not Share Them’

Noting that members of the public have been circulating images of the victim and the accused in a sexual offences matter that is before the courts, the police have reminded the public that anyone sharing these images “will be committing an offence.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has been made aware that... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

New Community & Cultural Affairs Website

New Community & Cultural Affairs Website

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs has launched a new website that they said “will serve as a hub for information about events, programmes, and educational resources.” A Government spokesperson said, “On the eve of Bermuda Day, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs has launched a new website at www.communityandculture.bm that... Read more of this article

PwC Conducts Covid-19 CFO Pulse Survey

PwC Conducts Covid-19 CFO Pulse Survey

PwC recently conducted a Covid-19 CFO Pulse survey, with 63% of CFOs in the Caribbean region say they are planning to accelerate automation and new ways of working. A spokesperson said, “Digital transformation is set to accelerate as businesses embrace new ways of working and focus on building skills for a digital future as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. “While... Read more of this article

‘Business As Usual’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing

‘Business As Usual’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing

Digicel — which has “light touch” joint provisional liquidators as it undergoes “refinancing activities” — said that “this will have no impact on our day to day operations, our staff, our suppliers, our customers or any aspect of our ongoing activities – it is business as usual.” “A Digicel Group Ltd. unit filed... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Pedestrians

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Pedestrians

[Updated] Police and first responders were dispatched to a “report of a serious collision involving a motorcycle and two pedestrians” on North Shore in Hamilton parish this evening [May 28]. A police spokesperson said, “Serious collision Northshore Road, junction with Studio Lane Hamilton Parish. [Shelly Bay stretch] “Around... Read more of this article

Police Warn About Speeding, Drunk Driving

Police Warn About Speeding, Drunk Driving

A male motorcycle rider was arrested following a pursuit yesterday [May 24], while another male motorcycle rider was taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Paget. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 3.30pm on Sunday, May 24, officers from the Roads Policing Unit were conducting speed checks along South Road, Southampton,... Read more of this article

Car & Motorcycle Collision In Paget Yesterday

Car & Motorcycle Collision In Paget Yesterday

Traffic was diverted along South Road in Paget yesterday [May 24] due to a two-vehicle road traffic collision involving a car and a motorcycle. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 8.00pm on Sunday, May 24, police were called out to a two-vehicle road traffic collision involving a car and a motorcycle along South Road, Paget. “The... Read more of this article