‘Prioritize Work So Completed In Short Order’

‘Prioritize Work So Completed In Short Order’

“News that the St. George’s designated Orange Ferry has been suspended due to safety concerns with the ferry dock is disappointing” and hopefully the Ministries “can review the maintenance that has been planned and either reschedule the dates or prioritize the work so that it can be completed in very short order,” St George’s... Read more of this article

Birdies For Charity Partners With 40 Charities

Birdies For Charity Partners With 40 Charities

With two months to go until the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, the Birdies for Charity program has already partnered with more than 40 local charities as it continues its fundraising drive. A spokesperson said, ““Members of the public who wish to support a range of worthy causes can see their charitable contributions go further by using... Read more of this article

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Five people arrested and ammo, drugs & $300,000 in cash seized, pension increase to come into effect in September, police officer dismissed, Gherdai Hassell’s ‘World Reimagined’ art globe in UK, Danielle Foote earns 2022 Public Service Bursary, and Fairmont Southampton celebrates 50th anniversary are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article

Five Arrested And Ammo, Drugs & Cash Seized

Five Arrested And Ammo, Drugs & Cash Seized

The police executed 18 search warrants across several properties and “live ammunition, drugs, believed to be cocaine, and more than $300,000.00 in cash” was seized and “five persons were arrested.” A police spokesperson said, “On Thursday, 11th August 2022, The Bermuda Police Service conducted Operation ALGEDI that saw the... Read more of this article

Video: Fairmont Southampton’s 50th Anniversary

Video: Fairmont Southampton’s 50th Anniversary

[Updated with photos & video] Tomorrow [Aug 17] the Fairmont Southampton will mark its 50th anniversary A spokesperson said, “August 17 is an important milestone for Fairmont Southampton, as it celebrates its 50th Birthday. Importantly, it is an opportunity to recognize the significant contribution that the hotel has made to generations of... Read more of this article

Danielle Foote Earns 2022 Public Service Bursary

Danielle Foote Earns 2022 Public Service Bursary

“The Government intends to ensure that it attracts and nurtures the best and brightest talent that Bermuda has to offer. And I am pleased to recognize Danielle Foote as this year’s Public Service Bursary Award recipient,” said the Head of the Public Service Dr. Derrick Binns in recognizing this year’s Bermuda Government Bursary Award recipient. Ms.... Read more of this article

Pension Increase To Come Into Effect In Sept

Pension Increase To Come Into Effect In Sept

The “approved 2.75% increase to pensions will come into effect in September 2022 and will be backdated to August 16, 2021,” Premier David Burt confirmed. “In July, the Premier and Minister of Finance introduced the legislation to increase seniors’ pensions, and the Ministry of Finance has indicated that pensioners will receive the... Read more of this article


Photos: Three BVI Representatives Visit Bermuda

Photos: Three BVI Representatives Visit Bermuda

“Bermuda has long been looked at as an example within the region for other islands to follow,” said Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch, after three representatives from the government of the British Virgin Islands touched down in Bermuda on Sunday. A Government spokesperson said, “The representatives are here for a three-day visit... Read more of this article

Police: ‘Immediate Dismissal Without Notice’

Police: ‘Immediate Dismissal Without Notice’

[Updated] Following a Special Case Hearing, a decision was reached resulting in a “Police Constable’s immediate dismissal without notice,” Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons confirmed. Commissioner Simons said, “A Special Case Hearing [Hearing] was held in accordance with Police [Conduct] Orders 2016. “This Hearing was held... Read more of this article

Hassell’s ‘World Reimagined’ Art Globe In UK

Hassell’s ‘World Reimagined’ Art Globe In UK

A large globe art piece by Bermudian Gherdai Hassell is on display in England as part of the ‘World Reimagined’ programme, which will see the globes on display until October, and then auctioned to raise funds to support “organisations across the UK that work to make racial justice a reality.” Over 100 globes have been created... Read more of this article

BHEC: Surveys To Examine Health Conditions

BHEC: Surveys To Examine Health Conditions

The Bermuda Health Council in collaboration with the University of West Indies, will conduct two local studies “that will help policy makers and clinicians understand how residents feel about their health and the value they see in healthcare.” A spokesperson said, “The survey developed by the EuroQOL group, will help in uncovering what... Read more of this article

Dr Holder Selected As CureAccelerator Finalist

Dr Holder Selected As CureAccelerator Finalist

Dr Sheldon Holder has been selected as a finalist in the CureAccelerator programme, where researchers present their clinical repurposing trials to receive a grant that supports a $70,000 clinical trial. Dr Holder, a physician-scientist in the Cancer Centre at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, is among four finalists at CureAccelerator... Read more of this article

3,297 Offences Recorded In Bermuda In 2020

3,297 Offences Recorded In Bermuda In 2020

There were 3,297 offences recorded in Bermuda in 2020, with the report from the Bermuda Police Service noting that decreases in certain “categories may have been due to Covid-19 regulations being in place, that minimised social gatherings and the potential for suspects and victims to be in proximity.” Chart extracted from the reportThe... Read more of this article

New ‘Bermuda Baddie’ Calendar Launched

New ‘Bermuda Baddie’ Calendar Launched

[Written by Stephen Wright] A bikini calendar has been launched to encourage women to feel “confident, smart and sexy” with part proceeds donated to charity. The Bermuda Baddie 2023 Calendar is the brainchild of Ika Lovell, the owner and founder of AllStar Calendars. Ms Lovell said the idea behind the calendar, which she also appears in as a model,... Read more of this article

Former BPS Officer Missing At Sea In Dominica

Former BPS Officer Missing At Sea In Dominica

Huron Vidal — who served as a Bermuda police officer between 1976 and 2004 –  has been reported as missing at sea in Dominica, and a search is underway. Earlier this week, the Bermuda Ex-Police Association posted the photo below online, saying, “Huron Vidal missing in small boat in Dominica – We have heard some disturbing news... Read more of this article

Video: August 16th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 16th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Dr Sheldon Holder selected as finalist in the CureAccelerator programme, Tahj Cox & Brianna Smith earn scholarships from Butterfield, new ‘Bermuda Baddie’ calendar launched, no additional cases of monkeypox confirmed, Wendell Eve earns PSEA Excellence Award and 13 Bermudians complete FinTech Programme are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article

No Additional Cases Of Monkeypox Confirmed

No Additional Cases Of Monkeypox Confirmed

Since reporting the island’s first case of monkeypox back on July 21, there have been no further confirmed cases reported in the island, the Health Ministry has confirmed. Last month the Ministry said, “Monkeypox is rare, not life-threatening and Bermuda is well prepared to detect the disease and take suitable public health measures to prevent... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 15 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 15 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: August... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Five people arrested and ammo, drugs & $300,000 in cash seized, pension increase to come into effect in September, police officer dismissed, Gherdai Hassell’s ‘World Reimagined’ art globe in UK, Danielle Foote earns 2022 Public Service Bursary, and Fairmont Southampton celebrates 50th anniversary are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article

Video: Fairmont Southampton’s 50th Anniversary

Video: Fairmont Southampton’s 50th Anniversary

[Updated with photos & video] Tomorrow [Aug 17] the Fairmont Southampton will mark its 50th anniversary A spokesperson said, “August 17 is an important milestone for Fairmont Southampton, as it celebrates its 50th Birthday. Importantly, it is an opportunity to recognize the significant contribution that the hotel has made to generations of... Read more of this article

Video: August 16th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 16th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Dr Sheldon Holder selected as finalist in the CureAccelerator programme, Tahj Cox & Brianna Smith earn scholarships from Butterfield, new ‘Bermuda Baddie’ calendar launched, no additional cases of monkeypox confirmed, Wendell Eve earns PSEA Excellence Award and 13 Bermudians complete FinTech Programme are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Birdies For Charity Partners With 40 Charities

Birdies For Charity Partners With 40 Charities

With two months to go until the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, the Birdies for Charity program has already partnered with more than 40 local charities as it continues its fundraising drive. A spokesperson said, ““Members of the public who wish to support a range of worthy causes can see their charitable contributions go further by using... Read more of this article

Fencers At Commonwealth Championships

Fencers At Commonwealth Championships

The 2022 Commonwealth Fencing Championships are underway, with Bermuda athletes competing. Two Bermuda fencers competed on day eight of the competition in the veteran men’s foil individual division in the round of 128. Donald Treanor took on Mark Robertson from Wales, advancing with a 10 – 3 win. Treanor advanced to the round of 64 to face John... Read more of this article

Lewis Moves Up ILCA 4 Youth World Leaderboard

Lewis Moves Up ILCA 4 Youth World Leaderboard

Amelia Lewis continued competing in the ILCA 4 Youth World Championships 2022 on the waters of Vilamoura in Portugal. Lewis — in a Girls Fleet of 156 sailors — moved up 12 places from her starting position of 93rd place to 81st place after 4 races. Sailors now have the opportunity to discard their worse finish after the four races. Lewis... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Local Company Involved In Electric Boat Plan

Local Company Involved In Electric Boat Plan

A Bermuda-based company is involved in a plan to “develop a new class of electric waterway vessels, powered entirely by sustainable energy” for use in locations around the world. A spokesperson said, “Renewable Innovations, a firm dedicated to clean, green renewable power solutions, and e-Link Commuting Co. Ltd [eLC], a company transforming... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: August 16 2022

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: August 16 2022

August 16 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,364.05, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 65 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF].Related StoriesLOM Company Shares Purchased By Director ‘Active And Significant Year For The BSX’ MIH Acquires 100%... Read more of this article

Video: Fairmont Southampton’s 50th Anniversary

Video: Fairmont Southampton’s 50th Anniversary

[Updated with photos & video] Tomorrow [Aug 17] the Fairmont Southampton will mark its 50th anniversary A spokesperson said, “August 17 is an important milestone for Fairmont Southampton, as it celebrates its 50th Birthday. Importantly, it is an opportunity to recognize the significant contribution that the hotel has made to generations of... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Wallpaper Wednesday: Stepping Out In Style

Wallpaper Wednesday: Stepping Out In Style

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series allows you to virtually set out in style, with a Bermuda flag themed platform high heel and purse, set against a colourful backdrop.The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper,... Read more of this article

Hassell’s ‘World Reimagined’ Art Globe In UK

Hassell’s ‘World Reimagined’ Art Globe In UK

A large globe art piece by Bermudian Gherdai Hassell is on display in England as part of the ‘World Reimagined’ programme, which will see the globes on display until October, and then auctioned to raise funds to support “organisations across the UK that work to make racial justice a reality.” Over 100 globes have been created... Read more of this article

New ‘Bermuda Baddie’ Calendar Launched

New ‘Bermuda Baddie’ Calendar Launched

[Written by Stephen Wright] A bikini calendar has been launched to encourage women to feel “confident, smart and sexy” with part proceeds donated to charity. The Bermuda Baddie 2023 Calendar is the brainchild of Ika Lovell, the owner and founder of AllStar Calendars. Ms Lovell said the idea behind the calendar, which she also appears in as a model,... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Column: Solar, Pollution, BELCO, Ministers, More

Column: Solar, Pollution, BELCO, Ministers, More

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dr Douglas DeCouto] The PLP Government is often pleased to trumpet its record on the environment, with glitzy press releases about ministerial travel to international conferences like the COP Climate Change Conference, or the United Nations Ocean Conference. But as per the standard PLP Government operating procedure,... Read more of this article

BUEI Moray Eels Kids Hour Set For August 20

BUEI Moray Eels Kids Hour Set For August 20

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] announced that Moray Eels are the topic for this month’s ‘Kids Hour Saturday’ on August 20th. A spokesperson said, “Kids Hour Saturdays’ takes place every third Saturday of the month at 11am and 2pm respectively. Each hour features the screening of short films followed by a book reading for... Read more of this article

Aug 16: Juvenile Green Turtles Health Lecture

Aug 16: Juvenile Green Turtles Health Lecture

The Bermuda Zoological Society will be holding a Virtual Lecture Series installment titled “The health assessment of juvenile green turtles in Bermuda.” The lecture will held via Zoom on Tuesday, August 16 at 7.00pm and will be presented by Dr Gaelle Roth, MRCVS, Co-Director of the Bermuda Turtle Project. The event flyer says, “Discover something... Read more of this article

CRIME

Five Arrested And Ammo, Drugs & Cash Seized

Five Arrested And Ammo, Drugs & Cash Seized

The police executed 18 search warrants across several properties and “live ammunition, drugs, believed to be cocaine, and more than $300,000.00 in cash” was seized and “five persons were arrested.” A police spokesperson said, “On Thursday, 11th August 2022, The Bermuda Police Service conducted Operation ALGEDI that saw the... Read more of this article

3,297 Offences Recorded In Bermuda In 2020

3,297 Offences Recorded In Bermuda In 2020

There were 3,297 offences recorded in Bermuda in 2020, with the report from the Bermuda Police Service noting that decreases in certain “categories may have been due to Covid-19 regulations being in place, that minimised social gatherings and the potential for suspects and victims to be in proximity.” Chart extracted from the reportThe... Read more of this article

Antoine Anderson Charged In Magistrates Court

Antoine Anderson Charged In Magistrates Court

44-year-old Antoine Anderson appeared in Magistrates Court charged with escaping lawful custody from the Prison Farm in St. George’s. It is related to an alleged incident earlier this week, and as it is an indictable offense he was not required to enter a plea. Anderson is due to reappear in the Supreme Court at the next arraignment session, and... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Local Company Involved In Electric Boat Plan

Local Company Involved In Electric Boat Plan

A Bermuda-based company is involved in a plan to “develop a new class of electric waterway vessels, powered entirely by sustainable energy” for use in locations around the world. A spokesperson said, “Renewable Innovations, a firm dedicated to clean, green renewable power solutions, and e-Link Commuting Co. Ltd [eLC], a company transforming human and... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Stepping Out In Style

Wallpaper Wednesday: Stepping Out In Style

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series allows you to virtually set out in style, with a Bermuda flag themed platform high heel and purse, set against a colourful backdrop.The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image... Read more of this article

13 Bermudians Complete FinTech Programme

13 Bermudians Complete FinTech Programme

13 Bermudians who took part in the 8-week global FinTech Education Programme received their completion certificates at a reception on August 11th. A spokesperson said, “The programme was a collaboration between the Economic Development Department and NEXT, the Island’s first digital asset industry association. NEXT comprises 15 global entities that have established... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Taxi Driver Strikes Utility Pole In Paget

Taxi Driver Strikes Utility Pole In Paget

A taxi driver struck a utility pole on South Road in Paget this morning [Aug 13]. A police spokesperson said, Shortly after 5:00am on Saturday 13th August, police responded to a single vehicle collision on South Road, just west of South Roundabout in Paget, involving a taxi. “On police arrival, it was ascertained that a taxi had struck a utility... Read more of this article

BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Instruction

BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Instruction

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] is advising “that it will conduct an emergency driving instruction on the roads during the weeks of 8 August and 15 August.” A spokesperson said, “The public should be aware that during instruction, the increased use of sirens may cause a degree of concern or distress, for which the BFRS... Read more of this article

Person’s Leg Injured After Falling From A Boat

Person’s Leg Injured After Falling From A Boat

Someone’s Cup Match holiday apparently did not go well as they may have preferred, as on the second day a male was transferred by a boat to an ambulance after he “suffered a laceration to his lower leg following a fall from a boat in Paradise Lakes.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Friday 29th July, 7:30... Read more of this article




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