St George’s Captain: “We Will Win The Cup”

St George’s Captain: “We Will Win The Cup”

[Written by Don Burgess] First-time St. George’s Cup Match captain OJ Pitcher made a bold prediction that not only will his team win the Cup, they will do it by 5:30pm on the second day. The skipper knows his squad has to bowl out Somerset twice and believes he has enough fresh faces to last well into Friday to get a triumphant win at Wellington Oval. The... Read more of this article

Gardner Sentenced: Murder Of Malcolm Augustus

Gardner Sentenced: Murder Of Malcolm Augustus

Wolda Gardner has been sentenced to life in prison for the premeditated murder of Malcolm Augustus, and as it is the second murder he has been convicted of, he will have to serve 45 years before being eligible for parole. Mr Augustus, 20, was shot and killed on the St George’s golf course just after midnight on Christmas Day in 2012. Gardner is already... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess: Official America’s Cup Hotel

Hamilton Princess: Official America’s Cup Hotel

The America’s Cup said they are “delighted to partner with Bermuda’s iconic Hamilton Princess & Beach Club as the official hotel of the 35th America’s Cup.” “The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club – the “Grand Dame of Bermuda” – recently celebrated its 130th birthday and is a premier destination on the island,”... Read more of this article

Cup Match Policing: Patrols, CCTV, Partnerships

Cup Match Policing: Patrols, CCTV, Partnerships

There will be high visibility patrols over the upcoming holiday weekend to “discourage those members of our community that might seek to disrupt our holiday with acts of anti-social behaviour or criminality,” Detective Superintendent of Police James Howard said today.Mr Howard said, “Over the last few years we have received some... Read more of this article

Ciara Rego Awarded $20,000 KPMG Scholarship

Ciara Rego Awarded $20,000 KPMG Scholarship

This year’s KPMG scholarship has been awarded to Ciara Rego, a 2014 graduate of Mount Saint Agnes Academy who is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at St. Leo University in the U.S.A. Ms Rego’s future goal is to obtain her Certified Public Accounting designation upon completion of University. The scholarship is awarded by the Managing... Read more of this article

Somerset Confident Heading Into Cup Match

Somerset Confident Heading Into Cup Match

[Written by Don Burgess] When you’re holding the Cup, you can be afforded many luxuries. So Somerset’s confidence heading into the 2015 Cup Match is understandable. They have only made two changes in three years to a team that looks set to dominate the Classic for the better part of this decade. By comparison, St. George’s made six changes this... Read more of this article

Column: Man Who Made The Greatest Impact

Column: Man Who Made The Greatest Impact

[Opinion column written by Terry Lister] Anyone who knows me knows that I am as much a diehard Somerset fan as there can be. Nothing could ever change that. When you grow up in the Sixties under the lash of a Cal” Bummy” Symonds led team of Cup Match all stars you could never find a reason today to leave your team!! I can remember going... Read more of this article

Burgess: ‘I Decided To Change & Make Progress’

Burgess: ‘I Decided To Change & Make Progress’

Tristan Burgess — a Westgate inmate serving a 12 year sentence for armed robbery — says his mindset has changed and he’s decided to take a positive direction in life; with the young man taking GED classes and learning gardening skills, with the aim of starting his own business when he is released. “When I first came to Westgate... Read more of this article

‘Benched’ Design-Build Competition Results

‘Benched’ Design-Build Competition Results

The Institute of Bermuda Architects [IBA] today [July 27] announced the winners of “Benched”, a design-build competition aimed at students in both high school and university. The competition was also supported by co-sponsors, Construction Association of Bermuda [CAOB]. The first place winners are BOW: Bench On Wheels [Azra Smith and Kevin Simmons]... Read more of this article

Column: The Beginnings Of Cup Match In 1835

Column: The Beginnings Of Cup Match In 1835

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Cup Match’s history gives insights into old Bermuda while showing much about modern Bermuda. Originally, Cup Match involved only black Bermudians. It started in August 1835 with recently freed black Bermudian slaves taking an unofficial day off work to celebrate their August 1st 1834 Emancipation. Taking... Read more of this article

Column: Julian Hall – Politician, Lawyer, Legend

Column: Julian Hall – Politician, Lawyer, Legend

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] “The issue of disappointing anyone else must take a distant and inferior second place to the goal of pursuing your dreams and making your life choices as you think fit and with the minimum prospect of regret” – Julian Hall Those words said to his daughter have are words that we can all listen to and live... Read more of this article

Collision In Southampton, Traffic Being Diverted

Collision In Southampton, Traffic Being Diverted

Traffic is being diverted in the Southampton area this morning [July 28] due a collision on Middle Road by Five Star Island, which saw a car strike a utility pole, resulting in the pole being in the road. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said that, as of 6.30am, traffic is being diverted in the area. Related StoriesPhotos: Collision Leaves... Read more of this article

Photos, Video: Cup Match Reception At Camden

Photos, Video: Cup Match Reception At Camden

The 2015 Cup Match teams attended a reception at Camden yesterday [July 27], ahead of the upcoming Cup Match Cricket Classic. Deputy Premier Bob Richards and Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Pat Gordon-Pamplin greeted the players in the absence of the Premier who was making his way back to the island following an overseas trip. Those attending... Read more of this article

SA Donates $2,500 To Back To School Event

SA Donates $2,500 To Back To School Event

Security Associates [SA] Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Carlton Crockwell handed over $2,500 in sponsorship monies to Dwayne and Wayne Caines to help fund the annual Back to School Extravaganza and haircut event slated to take place at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall on September 3, 2015. SA Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Carlton Crockwell said, “SA is pleased... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos, Video: Cup Match Reception At Camden

Photos, Video: Cup Match Reception At Camden

The 2015 Cup Match teams attended a reception at Camden yesterday [July 27], ahead of the upcoming Cup Match Cricket Classic. Deputy Premier Bob Richards and Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Pat Gordon-Pamplin greeted the players in the absence of the Premier who was making his way back to the island following an overseas trip. Those attending... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Premier Michael Dunkley delivered his Cup Match message this evening [July 27] saying that as we enjoy the holiday, we should take a moment to reflect on the meaning of Cup Match, saying “its uniqueness reminds us that we live in a very special place.” The Premier said, “Your Parliamentarians have just finished a busy session in the... Read more of this article

Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

The Astronaut Wives Club –an American period drama television series that debuted last month on ABC — recently included an episode that saw Bermuda play a key role as the show focused on the Sealab project, which took place only a few miles off the island in the 1960s. The mission saw an underwater habitat submerged into the Atlantic Ocean... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Rai Simons Scores In Chesterfield Victory

Rai Simons Scores In Chesterfield Victory

Bermuda’s Rai Simons scored for Chesterfield FC today [July 28], as they recorded a 3-1 win in a pre-season friendly against Ilkeston. The young Bermudian signed with the English League One football team earlier this year, with the deal marking the first professional contract for the Bermuda international. In describing Simons goal, the club’s... Read more of this article

ICC Select Christian Burgess & Delray Rawlins

ICC Select Christian Burgess & Delray Rawlins

The International Cricket Council [ICC] announced the squad for Phase 2 of the ICC Americas Cricket Combine that will be held in Indianapolis, USA from September 24– 27, with Bermuda’s Christian Burgess and Delray Rawlins named to the team. Following the Combine an ICC Americas representative team will be selected to play in the West Indies... Read more of this article

St George’s Captain: “We Will Win The Cup”

St George’s Captain: “We Will Win The Cup”

[Written by Don Burgess] First-time St. George’s Cup Match captain OJ Pitcher made a bold prediction that not only will his team win the Cup, they will do it by 5:30pm on the second day. The skipper knows his squad has to bowl out Somerset twice and believes he has enough fresh faces to last well into Friday to get a triumphant win at Wellington Oval. The... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 28 2015

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 28 2015

Today [July 28] saw no shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX closed at 1,242.96, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 71 remained unchanged. The full report from the BSX is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesWeather Forecast For Saturday July 4 Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 27 2015 Bermuda Stock... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess: Official America’s Cup Hotel

Hamilton Princess: Official America’s Cup Hotel

The America’s Cup said they are “delighted to partner with Bermuda’s iconic Hamilton Princess & Beach Club as the official hotel of the 35th America’s Cup.” “The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club – the “Grand Dame of Bermuda” – recently celebrated its 130th birthday and is a premier destination on the island,”... Read more of this article

Butterfield’s Board And Management Changes

Butterfield’s Board And Management Changes

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited today [July 28] announced the following changes to its Board and Senior Management:Brendan McDonagh, currently Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed Executive Chairman. In this role, he will continue to lead Butterfield. Michael Collins, currently Senior Executive Vice President,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Hamilton Princess Launches Marina Takeaway

Hamilton Princess Launches Marina Takeaway

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, a Fairmont-managed hotel, is launching a new takeaway food service for boaters, with the service available at the hotel’s marina, with the offerings including salads, sandwiches and desserts as well as a selection of Champagnes, wines and beers. Sandwiches include the traditional Club Sandwich; the Pulled Pork... Read more of this article

18 Restaurants Enter Fish Sandwich Contest

18 Restaurants Enter Fish Sandwich Contest

[Updated] Eleven local restaurants have confirmed their participation in the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s search for the island’s best fish sandwich next month. The deadline for enrolled participation is this coming Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The BTA’s Product & Experiences division is challenging restaurateurs to win the endorsements of local... Read more of this article

Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

The Astronaut Wives Club –an American period drama television series that debuted last month on ABC — recently included an episode that saw Bermuda play a key role as the show focused on the Sealab project, which took place only a few miles off the island in the 1960s. The mission saw an underwater habitat submerged into the Atlantic Ocean... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said that their appeal for the South Basin landfill and development scheme was dismissed by the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy. “BEST had hoped to have the end-use portion of the proposal de-coupled from the rest of the development.  This would have provided for public consultation... Read more of this article

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

Although the weather may not have fully cooperated on Saturday, June 27th, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s annual REEF Watch citizen science initiative, sponsored by Hiscox, has proven to be another successful year. The event supports the work of the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring [BREAM] programme led by chief scientist Dr. Thaddeus... Read more of this article

Photos: Jewelry Collection From Sea Plastics

Photos: Jewelry Collection From Sea Plastics

St George’s artist and designer Tara Cassidy has released a collection of unique jewelry that aims to highlight an environmental cause, with each piece in the collection made from upcycled sea plastics and “inspired by the land, sand and sea of Bermuda.” The La Graza Bermuda website says, “La Garza is proud to announce the release... Read more of this article

CRIME

Gardner Sentenced: Murder Of Malcolm Augustus

Gardner Sentenced: Murder Of Malcolm Augustus

Wolda Gardner has been sentenced to life in prison for the premeditated murder of Malcolm Augustus, and as it is the second murder he has been convicted of, he will have to serve 45 years before being eligible for parole. Mr Augustus, 20, was shot and killed on the St George’s golf course just after midnight on Christmas Day in 2012. Gardner is already... Read more of this article

Cup Match Policing: Patrols, CCTV, Partnerships

Cup Match Policing: Patrols, CCTV, Partnerships

There will be high visibility patrols over the upcoming holiday weekend to “discourage those members of our community that might seek to disrupt our holiday with acts of anti-social behaviour or criminality,” Detective Superintendent of Police James Howard said today.Mr Howard said, “Over the last few years we have received some... Read more of this article

Junior “Scientist” Ming Remanded In Custody

Junior “Scientist” Ming Remanded In Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [July 27], 51-year-old Junior Ming — also known as ‘Scientist’ — pleaded not guilty to three charges involving allegations of threatening words and threatening behaviour in July. Ming denied telling one woman: “Call the f***** police. I’ll knock your block off,” also denied saying... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

New: Extension, Obituaries, Weekly Newsletters

New: Extension, Obituaries, Weekly Newsletters

Bernews is pleased to be launching a few new services; including a Chrome extension delivering the latest headlines directly in your browser, an obituaries section, and three weekly newsletters aimed at helping to you stay up-to-date on the latest in the world of business, sports, and entertainment.Chrome Extension Our new Chrome Extension allows you to get the latest... Read more of this article

Crown & Anchor App Launched For Cup Match

Crown & Anchor App Launched For Cup Match

Nova has launched a new Crown and Anchor app just in time for Cup Match, with the new mobile application part of a training and mentoring initiative between their senior staff and Bermudian intern Chris Wellman. The idea originated on Mr Wellman’s first day of orientation at Nova when he and Nova Managing Director and Chief Software Architect Sandra DeSilva started... Read more of this article

Roban Calls For CCTV To Expand To Schools

Roban Calls For CCTV To Expand To Schools

“The PLP calls once again for the government to consider the expansion of the islandwide CCTV camera system to the grounds of public facilities such as our schools,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said. Mr Roban said, “In May of this year the Minister of National Security announced the near completion of the installation of a +$6 million... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BFRS Extinguish Fire At St David’s Residence

BFRS Extinguish Fire At St David’s Residence

At 1:46 pm today [July 28] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to a report of a fire on Cocoa Lane in St. David’s. Fire Service spokesperson Acting Lieutenant Jamal Albuoy said, “BFRS responded to a confirmed fire with two appliances from our Clearwater Station, one appliance from our Hamilton Station and a total of eight personnel.“On... Read more of this article

Collision In Southampton, Traffic Being Diverted

Collision In Southampton, Traffic Being Diverted

Traffic is being diverted in the Southampton area this morning [July 28] due a collision on Middle Road by Five Star Island, which saw a car strike a utility pole, resulting in the pole being in the road. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said that, as of 6.30am, traffic is being diverted in the area. Related StoriesPhotos: Collision Leaves... Read more of this article

Photos: Collision Leaves Bus Shelter Damaged

Photos: Collision Leaves Bus Shelter Damaged

A vehicle collision in Devonshire this morning resulted in a damaged bus shelter in the vicinity, with police saying the “circumstances surrounding this collision are unclear at this time.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 6.20am this morning [July 27], police responded to a single vehicle collision on Christ Church Lane near the... Read more of this article


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