Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

[Updated: Police have identified the murder victim as 33-year-old Paul Johnson, and confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting.]The police are holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 10] regarding the fatal shooting this morning. “Police and other first responders attended a report of a... Read more of this article

Photos: Hamilton Princess ‘Christmas Market’

Photos: Hamilton Princess ‘Christmas Market’

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club held a Christmas market on Saturday evening [Dec 8], offering people the chance to watch the Christmas Boat Parade, while supporting local vendors. The Christmas market was located in the main courtyard of the hotel and featured an array of local businesses including Bermuda Bookshop, Bermuda Candle Shop, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Finance Ministry: Pensions To Increase By 1.4%

Finance Ministry: Pensions To Increase By 1.4%

Pensions will increase by 1.4%  after Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson put forward an Order in the House of Assembly that increases Contributory Pension benefits. “Benefits under the Contributory Pension Fund [CPF] were last increased in 2016 by 3% and in 2017 by 1.7%,” said Minister Dickinson. “In the Government’s 2017 Election Platform,... Read more of this article

‘Phillip Anderson Was A True St. Georgian’

‘Phillip Anderson Was A True St. Georgian’

[Updated] The Corporation of St. George extended their condolences to the family of the late Phillip Anderson, calling him a “true St. Georgian” who was passionate about tourism for the Old Town. A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of St. George wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the family of the late Mr. Phillip Anderson. “Mr.... Read more of this article

Govt Confirm: All Public Schools Closed Today

Govt Confirm: All Public Schools Closed Today

[Updating] Multiple unofficial sources are indicating that there are further issues with education today [Dec 10] with suggestions many of the staff may not have come in to work, and an Education Ministry spokesperson confirmed that “a number of schools have been affected,” adding that they will provide a full statement as soon as able. This... Read more of this article

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade Winners

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade Winners

The Christmas Boat Parade was held on Saturday evening [Dec 8] in Hamilton Harbour, with large crowds of people coming out to see the festively decorated boats make their way through the waters.Calico Jacks emerged as the big winner of the night, claiming the Best Overall Boat as well as the Best Use of Building Materials, Best Crew Costume, and... Read more of this article

Police Confirm: Man Dies Following Shooting

Police Confirm: Man Dies Following Shooting

[Updated with video] A 33-year-old man has died following a shooting in the Rambling Lane area in Pembroke early this morning [Dec 10], the police have confirmed. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Police and other first responders attended a report of a firearms incident that took place outside of a residence on Rambling Lane in Pembroke... Read more of this article


Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the island mourn the mourn the loss of former Police Commissioner Frederick “Penny” Bean, the Christmas Boat Parade in Hamilton Harbour, Nahki Wells score against Leeds United, the P.A.L.S. Holiday Fair and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Police... Read more of this article

Gales With Storm Force Gusts To Affect Island

Gales With Storm Force Gusts To Affect Island

Gales with storm force gusts are expected to affect Bermuda overnight with the Bermuda Weather Service issuing a gale warning valid for late this evening [Dec 9] until Monday evening. A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security is advising the public that due to a low pressure system moving into our area, gales with storm... Read more of this article

Island Mourns Loss Of Frederick “Penny” Bean

Island Mourns Loss Of Frederick “Penny” Bean

Tributes are being paid following the passing of former Police Commissioner Frederick “Penny” Bean, with the Minister noting that “as the first Bermudian to hold the post of Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bean “leaves a legacy that will forever be etched in history.” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, “I offer... Read more of this article

7 People Arrested At Road Sobriety Checkpoints

7 People Arrested At Road Sobriety Checkpoints

Seven people were arrested during the Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints from Friday night [Dec 7] until early Sunday morning [Dec 9]. A police spokesperson said, “A total of 7 motorists were arrested for impaired driving from Friday night [December 7th] until early Sunday morning [December 9th]. “Five impaired drivers were arrested at road sobriety... Read more of this article

Robotic Caterpillars Help Teach Students Coding

Robotic Caterpillars Help Teach Students Coding

Bermuda High School students recently participated in the ‘Hour of Code’ initiative, with students introduced to ‘code-a-pillars’, which are robotic caterpillars made up of several interchangeable segments/blocks of code.A spokesperson said, “Students across the school have been participating all week in the Hour of Code.... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Hamilton Christmas Boat Parade

Photo Set #2: Hamilton Christmas Boat Parade

The Christmas Boat Parade was held on Saturday evening [Dec 8] with the waters of Hamilton Harbour taking on a festive glow as decorated boats made their way through the waters, featuring a wide variety of seasonal themes, with one boat blending traditional Christmas lights with uniquely Bermudian culture, with Gombeys on board the vessel as it wound... Read more of this article

Photos: PALS Holiday Fair & Raffle Draw

Photos: PALS Holiday Fair & Raffle Draw

P.A.L.S. held their 38th annual Holiday Fair and Raffle Draw at the St. Paul’s Christian Education Center in Paget on Saturday [Dec 8], to support people living with cancer in Bermuda. The event had stalls including; baked goods, white elephant, golden elephant, brand new sneakers, mystery goodies, books, hand made crafts, and also vendors selling... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Dec 9th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Dec 9th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Dante Leverock has been signed by the Sligo Rovers team in Ireland, PartnerRe donated $240,000 to schools in their ‘Dollars for Hours’ project, Bermuda won the Caribbean Equestrian Association’s Regional Jumping Challenge, and ‘This Ocean Life’ interviewed Bermudian Weldon Wade were all some of the positive news... Read more of this article

Murder Trial: Jury Hears About Music Video

Murder Trial: Jury Hears About Music Video

A jury in the trial of five teenagers charged in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede heard how a music video mirrored the crime, according to the latest report from Nottingham Post. The report said, “A murder jury heard that a music video mirrored the knife killing of teenager Lyrico Steede, who was chased from a Bulwell... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Hamilton Christmas Boat Parade

Photos & Video: Hamilton Christmas Boat Parade

[Updated with photos] The City of Hamilton is holding the Christmas Boat Parade this evening [Dec 8], with the Parade set to begin at approximately 6:30pm with the Spirit of Bermuda leading the flotilla of vessels. Boats will circumnavigate White’s Island with the route stretching between Red Hole and Darrell’s Wharf, over to The Hamilton Princess... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

[Updated: Police have identified the murder victim as 33-year-old Paul Johnson, and confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting.]The police are holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 10] regarding the fatal shooting this morning. “Police and other first responders attended a report of a... Read more of this article

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade Winners

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade Winners

The Christmas Boat Parade was held on Saturday evening [Dec 8] in Hamilton Harbour, with large crowds of people coming out to see the festively decorated boats make their way through the waters.Calico Jacks emerged as the big winner of the night, claiming the Best Overall Boat as well as the Best Use of Building Materials, Best Crew Costume, and... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the island mourn the mourn the loss of former Police Commissioner Frederick “Penny” Bean, the Christmas Boat Parade in Hamilton Harbour, Nahki Wells score against Leeds United, the P.A.L.S. Holiday Fair and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Police... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos: Cross Country Award Presentation

Photos: Cross Country Award Presentation

On Saturday morning the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo presented awards at the Bermuda National Athletics Association [BNAA] National Cross Country Championships at Clearwater Beach. “The BNAA had an excellent cross country series this year, with approximately 150 young athletes competing in these events since September,... Read more of this article

Premier, First Division Weekend Football Results

Premier, First Division Weekend Football Results

Footballers in the Premier and First Division were all in action recently, with Robin Hood, PHC Zebras, Southampton Rangers, St. George’s Colts, St. David’s, Somerset Eagles, and Hamilton Parish earning wins, while two other matches ended in draws. Premier: X-Roads 1 Robin Hood 2 Robin Hood dominated large swaths of this top of the table match at... Read more of this article

James & Cipres Win ISU Grand Prix in Canada

James & Cipres Win ISU Grand Prix in Canada

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres have claimed yet another victory , with the duo winning the pairs event at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday [Dec 8]. The International Skating Union webite said, “Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres of France soared to victory in the Pairs event as competition wrapped up at the ISU... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Photos: Hamilton Princess ‘Christmas Market’

Photos: Hamilton Princess ‘Christmas Market’

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club held a Christmas market on Saturday evening [Dec 8], offering people the chance to watch the Christmas Boat Parade, while supporting local vendors. The Christmas market was located in the main courtyard of the hotel and featured an array of local businesses including Bermuda Bookshop, Bermuda Candle Shop, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Ed Broking To Open New Operation In Bermuda

Ed Broking To Open New Operation In Bermuda

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, has announced that it will be setting up a new broking platform in Bermuda “to develop business in the important [re]insurance hub.” A spokesperson said, “Once approved by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, the operation will be built and led by Chris Bonard, who is currently... Read more of this article

Peak Re Re/insurer Launches Lion Rock Re

Peak Re Re/insurer Launches Lion Rock Re

Peak Reinsurance Company, a global reinsurer based in Hong Kong, announced that it has launched Asia’s first sidecar transaction via a new Bermuda-domiciled special purpose insurer, Lion Rock Re Ltd., to provide collateralised retrocession for part of Peak Re’s global property reinsurance risk portfolio. “The establishment of this special... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos: Hamilton Princess ‘Christmas Market’

Photos: Hamilton Princess ‘Christmas Market’

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club held a Christmas market on Saturday evening [Dec 8], offering people the chance to watch the Christmas Boat Parade, while supporting local vendors. The Christmas market was located in the main courtyard of the hotel and featured an array of local businesses including Bermuda Bookshop, Bermuda Candle Shop, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade Winners

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade Winners

The Christmas Boat Parade was held on Saturday evening [Dec 8] in Hamilton Harbour, with large crowds of people coming out to see the festively decorated boats make their way through the waters.Calico Jacks emerged as the big winner of the night, claiming the Best Overall Boat as well as the Best Use of Building Materials, Best Crew Costume, and... Read more of this article

Photos: PALS Holiday Fair & Raffle Draw

Photos: PALS Holiday Fair & Raffle Draw

P.A.L.S. held their 38th annual Holiday Fair and Raffle Draw at the St. Paul’s Christian Education Center in Paget on Saturday [Dec 8], to support people living with cancer in Bermuda. The event had stalls including; baked goods, white elephant, golden elephant, brand new sneakers, mystery goodies, books, hand made crafts, and also vendors selling... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

The Bermuda Turtle Project 50th anniversary events culminated with a Sea Turtle Soirée, attended by some 235 guests and successfully raising $200,000 to support the future of this valued research and education initiative. There was much to celebrate by project partners, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and the Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC]. Amid... Read more of this article

‘This Ocean Life’ Interviews Weldon Wade

‘This Ocean Life’ Interviews Weldon Wade

Bermudian Weldon Wade was featured on the ‘This Ocean Life’ podcast, with Mr Wade speaking about topics including plastic pollution, invasive lionfish and more.The story said, “In Episode 38 we speak with Weldon Wade, a man dedicated to protecting the waters of Bermuda. “Weldon shares his stories of discovering his love for free... Read more of this article

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

The announcement of the approval of five requests from companies to conduct seismic tests in the Atlantic Ocean could harm thousands of dolphins and whales, according to various international media reports. A story in the Los Angeles Times says, “The Trump administration is preparing to take an important step toward future oil and natural gas... Read more of this article

CRIME

Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

Video: Murder Victim Named, Man Arrested

[Updated: Police have identified the murder victim as 33-year-old Paul Johnson, and confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting.]The police are holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 10] regarding the fatal shooting this morning. “Police and other first responders attended a report of a... Read more of this article

Police Confirm: Man Dies Following Shooting

Police Confirm: Man Dies Following Shooting

[Updated with video] A 33-year-old man has died following a shooting in the Rambling Lane area in Pembroke early this morning [Dec 10], the police have confirmed. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Police and other first responders attended a report of a firearms incident that took place outside of a residence on Rambling Lane in Pembroke... Read more of this article

7 People Arrested At Road Sobriety Checkpoints

7 People Arrested At Road Sobriety Checkpoints

Seven people were arrested during the Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints from Friday night [Dec 7] until early Sunday morning [Dec 9]. A police spokesperson said, “A total of 7 motorists were arrested for impaired driving from Friday night [December 7th] until early Sunday morning [December 9th]. “Five impaired drivers were arrested at road sobriety... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Robotic Caterpillars Help Teach Students Coding

Robotic Caterpillars Help Teach Students Coding

Bermuda High School students recently participated in the ‘Hour of Code’ initiative, with students introduced to ‘code-a-pillars’, which are robotic caterpillars made up of several interchangeable segments/blocks of code.A spokesperson said, “Students across the school have been participating all week in the Hour of Code. Even the littlest... Read more of this article

Appleby Launch Tech/Innovation Guide & Site

Appleby Launch Tech/Innovation Guide & Site

With technological innovation transforming businesses and markets across the world, Appleby’s Global Technology & Innovation Group has today [Dec 6] launched its 2019 Technology and Innovation Offshore Guide and associated microsite. “As the pace of technological change accelerates, so too does the legal and regulatory landscape. The 2019 Guide covers eight... Read more of this article

Technology Expert Chok Ooi To Visit The Island

Technology Expert Chok Ooi To Visit The Island

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The United States Consul General to bring technology expert Chok Ooi to Bermuda for two days of education outreach and meetings. Highlighted in the recent study by Executive MBA students of Cornell & Queens University [commissioned for the Chamber of Commerce] is the role technology plays in the economic diversification... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

No One Injured In Somerset Road Collision

No One Injured In Somerset Road Collision

No one was injured in a two car collision on Friday night [Dec 7] that involved two cars and resulted in one of the cars going on to hit a wall and going over an embankment, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:20pm Friday, December 7th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported two car collision on... Read more of this article

Traffic Diverted Due To Collision In Sandys

Traffic Diverted Due To Collision In Sandys

Emergency services responded to the scene of a road traffic collision that took place on Somerset Road near Scaur Hill in Sandys at 7:23pm last night [Dec 7]. A police spokesperson said, “It appears that two cars collided with one of the cars in partially hanging over a ledge.” Traffic was diverted onto the railway trail [tracks] while the... Read more of this article

Separate Collisions In Smith’s, Hamilton Parish

Separate Collisions In Smith’s, Hamilton Parish

An 83-year-old woman and her 12-year-old granddaughter were not hurt following a collision in Smiths, a 24-year-old  man was treated and discharged after a collision in Hamilton parish, while the 88-year-old woman who was injured in a collision in Warwick last month remains in stable condition in the ICU. Driver & Passenger Unhurt After Harrington... Read more of this article