Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

[Still updating as of Wednesday: transportation, school/business openings, power restoration, telecommunications, event postponements and more] Bermuda is in full recovery mode after being struck by Tropical Storm Fay, and Hurricane Gonzalo in the space of only a few days. There was no loss of life or critical injuries from either storm, however there... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldier Suffers Broken Leg In Collision

Regiment Soldier Suffers Broken Leg In Collision

Bermuda Regiment soldier Che Edmead said that he had no regrets about his hurricane service – despite suffering a broken leg after he was hit by a car. Pte Edmead was injured while directing traffic during the massive clean-up of roads after Hurricane Gonzalo. Pte Edmead said, “It was crazy – my leg is broken. But it’s been a crazy few days... Read more of this article

Bermuda “Back In Business” After Gonzalo

Bermuda “Back In Business” After Gonzalo

Bermuda’s quick rebound from the devastation of a Category 3 hurricane demonstrates the Island’s robust infrastructure and its status as a premier jurisdiction, says the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA]. The BDA said, “The Friday, October 17 direct hit by Hurricane Gonzalo came less than five days after the Island withstood the barrage... Read more of this article

Digicel On Track To Be 100% By End Of Week

Digicel On Track To Be 100% By End Of Week

At close of business today [Oct 22] Digicel confirmed that their network recovery from Hurricane Gonzalo has exceeded 95% and said it is “on track to be at 100% capacity by end of week.” Digicel said that not only are many sites are back online, but that “customers can expect improved coverage in many locations island wide including... Read more of this article

City: Use Caution As Some Lights Not Working

City: Use Caution As Some Lights Not Working

The Corporation of Hamilton said they want to “urge motorist and pedestrians to use precaution when traveling throughout the city as a number of traffic lights are not in service or to full service following the effects of Hurricane Gonzalo. The City said the “strategy for the restoration process has been to begin with restoring areas which... Read more of this article

Hotel Developer Receives 60 Day Extension

Hotel Developer Receives 60 Day Extension

[Updated with PLP response + video] The Government has extended the exclusivity period by 60 days with the developer selected for the old Club Med property, Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell said. The exclusivity period commenced on 9th June, 2014 and was originally set to expire on 8th October, and it has now been extended... Read more of this article

Marine & Ports Services Boat Removal Advisory

Marine & Ports Services Boat Removal Advisory

The Department of Marine & Ports Services reminded the public that they should remove any boats that broke loose or were wrecked during Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo to a repair facility or safe location as soon as they can, adding that all vessels still lying wrecked as of November 10th will come under the Bermuda wreck removal process... Read more of this article

Ebola: Ministry Drafting Travel Guidelines

Ebola: Ministry Drafting Travel Guidelines

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment said they “would like to advise the public that they are currently in the process of drafting formal guidelines regarding travel to Bermuda from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak. A further announcement will be forthcoming in due course.” The Minister... Read more of this article

Voter Information: Sandys South Bye-Election

Voter Information: Sandys South Bye-Election

The Parliamentary Registry Office issued an advisory for advising eligible voters in Constituency #33 Sandys South, which is set to have a bye-election on November 18th. The bye-election has been called due to the resignation of Terry Lister, with Georgia Marshall set to contest the seat for the OBA, while the PLP is expected to announce their candidate... Read more of this article

OBA Confirm #33 Candidate: Georgia Marshall

OBA Confirm #33 Candidate: Georgia Marshall

[Updated with video] The One Bermuda Alliance announced that Georgia Marshall will be their candidate in the upcoming bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South, which will be held on November 18th. The announcement was made at a press conference in Somerset today [Oct 22], which is still underway, and we will update with the video and full statement... Read more of this article

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

[Updated] NASA has released ‘before and after’ satellite photos of Bermuda and our surrounding waters, revealing how Hurricane Gonzalo stirred up the sediment from the ocean bottom. The statement from NASA said, “NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured before and after images of Bermuda and surrounding waters before and after... Read more of this article

Truck Pulls Down Power Lines On Dock Hill

Truck Pulls Down Power Lines On Dock Hill

[Updated] If you just had your power knocked out again in the Devonshire area it may have something to do with the fact that a truck pulled down lines on Dock Hill at around 7.30am this morning [Oct 22], which appears to have temporarily knocked out power to the area. Personnel from BELCO, Fire and Police are on scene.A police spokesperson said, “Motorists... Read more of this article

List Of Areas BELCO Crews To Work On Today

List Of Areas BELCO Crews To Work On Today

[Updated] As of last night, some 3281 customers remained without power from Hurricane Gonzalo, and BELCO crews will be out in full force today [Oct 22] continuing their work to restore power. Over 31,000 customers lost power during the height of the storm — approximately 85% of the island – and BELCO has already restored over 27,000 customers... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

[Updated] Dealing with the daunting task of recovering boats that were damaged, sunk or grounded during Hurricane Gonzalo is underway, with marine contractors and boat owners busy working to save the many watercraft that were affected.From the west end to the east end of the island, numerous boats can be spotted at rest on the coastlines with evidence... Read more of this article

15 Videos: Pre, During & Post Hurricane Gonzalo

15 Videos: Pre, During & Post Hurricane Gonzalo

[Updated] Although there was damage island-wide and large scale power outages with the majority of the island losing power at one point, Bermuda has weathered the effects of Hurricane Gonzalo, with numerous people working diligently to clear debris and make repairs to get the island back to normal. For all our coverage of Hurricane Gonzalo click here,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Boats During & After Gonzalo

Photos/Video: Boats During & After Gonzalo

While Hurricane Gonzalo caused a damage on land when made a direct hit on us this weekend, its effect was felt very strongly on the water as well, with a number of boats falling victim to the high winds and rough surf. Compilation video of boats during/after the hurricane:For all our coverage of Hurricane Gonzalo click here, for coverage of the impact... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Record Entries For Squash Tournament

Record Entries For Squash Tournament

The RUBiS Divisional Squash Tournament 2014 kicks off tonight [Oct 22] with a record entry of 85 players. Hurricane Gonzalo was unable to stop the annual squash event going forward as planned with 5 adult divisions featuring almost all of Bermuda’s top ranked players. Patrick Foster, Nick Kyme, Kristen Johnson and John Fletcher top the A Division... Read more of this article

RenRe Jr Gold Cup Sailors Cope With Gonzalo

RenRe Jr Gold Cup Sailors Cope With Gonzalo

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] While the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup always offers opportunities for young people to have new experiences, coping with Hurricane Gonzalo offered the 14 competitors traveling from overseas to Bermuda a hurdle that strengthened their respect for this island nation. Many of the 14 competitors spent layover time in either... Read more of this article

Ceci Wollmann Continues Competing In Peru

Ceci Wollmann Continues Competing In Peru

Bermuda’s Ceci Wollmann continued competing in the Laser South American Championships in Peru, a total of 8 races have been sailed in the Regatta. At the end of the third day, Wollmann found herself down one spot from her starting 30th place to 31st overall. Four races was sailed on the day, with Wollmann recording her best finish of the regatta... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda “Back In Business” After Gonzalo

Bermuda “Back In Business” After Gonzalo

Bermuda’s quick rebound from the devastation of a Category 3 hurricane demonstrates the Island’s robust infrastructure and its status as a premier jurisdiction, says the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA]. The BDA said, “The Friday, October 17 direct hit by Hurricane Gonzalo came less than five days after the Island withstood the barrage... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 22 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 22 2014

Today [Oct 22] saw a volume of 9,000 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $53,550.00 BD. All 9,000 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing up 0.8% at $5.95 per share. The BSX closed at 1,379.41, up 0.03% on the day. There was 1 advance, 1 decline, and 72 remained unchanged. The full report from the BSX is available here... Read more of this article

Digicel On Track To Be 100% By End Of Week

Digicel On Track To Be 100% By End Of Week

At close of business today [Oct 22] Digicel confirmed that their network recovery from Hurricane Gonzalo has exceeded 95% and said it is “on track to be at 100% capacity by end of week.” Digicel said that not only are many sites are back online, but that “customers can expect improved coverage in many locations island wide including... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

BSoA Launches Public Piano Art Project

BSoA Launches Public Piano Art Project

The Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA], in partnership with Pianos Plus, CellOne and the City of Hamilton is excited to launch the Public Piano Project. The BSoA is calling all artists, designers and creators to submit ideas to decorate a piano that will be displayed for the public to listen to and play outside of City Hall in December during the holiday... Read more of this article

Twilight To Host Camp & Halloween Fun Day

Twilight To Host Camp & Halloween Fun Day

Twilight Entertainment is getting set to host two fall children’s events, with a Halloween Fun Friday on October 31, including movie screenings, and a Mid-Term Fun and Safety Camp to run from October 27 to October 31. The Fun and Safety Camp, for kids five and older, will be held at the Berkeley Institute each day from October 27 through October... Read more of this article

Haunted Youth Library Set For October 24

Haunted Youth Library Set For October 24

The Ministry of Community, Culture and Sports is getting set to host a Haunted Youth Library on Friday, October 24 from 5.30pm to 8.00pm, with costumes required for attendees. Early bird tickets cost $3 and tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $5. A spokesperson said, “The Haunted Library event is still on this Friday. With the school... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

[Updated] NASA has released ‘before and after’ satellite photos of Bermuda and our surrounding waters, revealing how Hurricane Gonzalo stirred up the sediment from the ocean bottom. The statement from NASA said, “NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured before and after images of Bermuda and surrounding waters before and after... Read more of this article

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

“We are happy to report that despite a direct hit by Hurricane Gonzalo, in the initial surveys it does not appear that Nonsuch Island suffered any major damage to it’s Infrastructure or Geology,” the latest update on the Nonsuch website said. They said that the beach and coastal areas suffered far less than during hurricanes Fabian... Read more of this article

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] remains open following Hurricane Gonzalo’s visit to Bermuda over the weekend, following its midday opening yesterday [Oct 19] as the island worked to repair the damage caused by the storm. A spokesperson said, “The North Rock Tank, Seal Walkway, Local Tails, the Zoo Courtyard, the Natural History... Read more of this article

CRIME

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 2 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 2 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [Oct 18/19] police officers arrested two people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme[STEP] continues. A police spokesperson said, “Officers also arrested two people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.” Related... Read more of this article

Weekend Arrests: 1 For DUI, 4 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 1 For DUI, 4 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [Oct 11/12] police officers arrested one person on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme [STEP] continues. A police spokesperson said, “Officers also arrested four people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.” Related... Read more of this article

Video: High Police Presence, 25 Yr Old Arrested

Video: High Police Presence, 25 Yr Old Arrested

[Updated: Suspect has been arrested] As of 6.45pm this evening [Oct 13] the police have a section of North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish [by Shelly Bay Marketplace] closed to vehicular traffic, which is being diverted through Radnor Road. There are a number of police on scene, and onlookers are also gathering. A police spokesperson said, “Police... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Digicel On Track To Be 100% By End Of Week

Digicel On Track To Be 100% By End Of Week

At close of business today [Oct 22] Digicel confirmed that their network recovery from Hurricane Gonzalo has exceeded 95% and said it is “on track to be at 100% capacity by end of week.” Digicel said that not only are many sites are back online, but that “customers can expect improved coverage in many locations island wide including Somerset, Southampton,... Read more of this article

eIDAS Regulation Signed With QuoVadis Cert

eIDAS Regulation Signed With QuoVadis Cert

On October 14, senior European Commission [EC] leaders held an electronic signature ceremony for the new eIDAS Regulation, underlining the commitment of EU institutions and national governments to “go digital” for the benefit of European citizens and businesses. Using a Qualified digital certificate issued by QuoVadis, MEP Marita Ulvskog digitally signed the Regulation... Read more of this article

CableVision Provides Storm Restoration Update

CableVision Provides Storm Restoration Update

[Updated] Following the damage from Fay and Gonzalo, Bermuda CableVision have now completed the repair to their main distribution plant, and have three larger teams working in the eastern, central and western areas of the Island to bring customers back online. CEO Terry Roberson said, “Bermuda CableVision has been working into the night to restore service to our subscribers... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Mother & Daughter Hurt In 3 Vehicle Collision

Mother & Daughter Hurt In 3 Vehicle Collision

A three vehicle collision on North Shore Road in Pembroke yesterday [Oct 21] involving a van, a car, and a motorcycle sent a woman and her 7-year-old daughter to hospital. A police spokesperson said, “Around 8.15am on October 21, first responders were dispatched to a reported three vehicle collision on North Shore Road in Pembroke near the junction... Read more of this article

Truck Pulls Down Power Lines On Dock Hill

Truck Pulls Down Power Lines On Dock Hill

[Updated] If you just had your power knocked out again in the Devonshire area it may have something to do with the fact that a truck pulled down lines on Dock Hill at around 7.30am this morning [Oct 22], which appears to have temporarily knocked out power to the area. Personnel from BELCO, Fire and Police are on scene.A police spokesperson said, “Motorists... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured In Three Vehicle Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Three Vehicle Collision

A 49 year old man was injured and taken to hospital yesterday [Oct 20] after the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a three vehicle collision in Sandys involving a motorcycle and two cars. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6pm on Monday, October 20th first responders attended a reported three vehicle collision at the junction of Mangrove... Read more of this article


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