Live: Hurricane Restoration & Jerry Is A ‘Threat’

Live: Hurricane Restoration & Jerry Is A ‘Threat’

[Updating] Hurricane Humberto has now passed by Bermuda, and the clean up work is in progress and everyone is urged to stay prepared as a second storm, Jerry, is now a “threat to Bermuda” Most service are back up and running, BELCO staff continue to work hard on restoration, some bus service has resumed, and further updates will be provided... Read more of this article

Highest Recorded Gusts In Humberto Of 144 MPH

Highest Recorded Gusts In Humberto Of 144 MPH

During Hurricane Humberto, the island experienced hurricane force winds between 7pm and 11pm and the highest recorded gusts were at Bermuda Radio at Fort George, which recorded gusts of 125 knots or 144 mph. This was from National Disaster Coordinator Steve Cosham, who said, “The island did record hurricane force winds between 7pm and 11pm. The... Read more of this article

Nahki Wells Scores Twice For QPR – Again

Nahki Wells Scores Twice For QPR – Again

Marking the third time this month he has scored twice in a game, Bermuda’s Nahki Wells has yet again scored two goals to help his team to victory, scoring in the 56th and 71st minutes of play to help Queens Park Rangers claim a 2-1 win over Millwall today. The Bermudian footballer had scored twice in the first half to help Queens Park Rangers... Read more of this article

BELCO Retirees Join In Restoration Effort

BELCO Retirees Join In Restoration Effort

BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power, and they are now getting a helping hand from some very experienced people, with former BELCO staff coming out of retirement to assist, with BELCO saying they are “pleased to welcome back old friends” as their “extensive training means that they can hit the ground running.” 8,094 Without... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police confirm death of 52-year-old woman, BSG certifies five Civil Aviation security trainers, boater safe after ‘Mayday Call’ in hurricane, Hamilton docks reopen for customers, over 8,000 customers remain without power, sign thanking BELCO workers, people urged to be ready for Tropical Storm Jerry, Somerset Police Station closed due to damage, Jade... Read more of this article

Artist Embarks On Fantastic Voyage In LA

Artist Embarks On Fantastic Voyage In LA

The forward-looking abstract sculptures of Bermudian artist Dan Dempster are included in a prestigious new Los Angeles exhibit featuring the private work of Hollywood arts professionals who give shape and form to fantasy in movies and on TV. His work is featured in The Art Directors Guild’s Gallery 800 show Fantastic Voyage, a mixed media exhibition... Read more of this article

Some Bus Routes Resume At 1PM On Saturday

Some Bus Routes Resume At 1PM On Saturday

[Updated] “It is anticipated we may be able to start running a limited service on Saturday afternoon,” the Department of Public Transportation said this evening [Sept 20]. According to a spokesperson, “The bus routes have been assessed and debris clearing continues. It is anticipated we may be able to start running a limited service on... Read more of this article


Photo Set III: Bermuda After Humberto

Photo Set III: Bermuda After Humberto

Following Hurricane Humberto, the island remains a state of alert due to Hurricane Jerry while also continuing clean up work, and the photos below offer a look at the conditions and some of the damage from Humberto. These photos were all taken in the west end this afternoon [Sept 20] with the western end of the island appearing to have sustained... Read more of this article

11,081 Customers Remain Without Power

11,081 Customers Remain Without Power

As of 6.30pm this evening [Sept 20] a total of 11,081 customers remain without power due to Hurricane Humberto, and BELCO crews continue to work on restoration and said that is ”anticipated that all customers will have their power restored by end of day on Monday.” A spokesperson said, “BELCO crews continue to work across the island... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 20 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

Photo Set II: Bermuda After Humberto

Photo Set II: Bermuda After Humberto

With Hurricane Humberto now having moved on from Bermuda – and the island remaining on a state of alert due to Hurricane Jerry — clean up work continues, and the photos below offer a look at the conditions and some of the damage remaining around the island this afternoon [Sept 20], with some trees still down, houses seen with roof damage... Read more of this article

People Urged To Be Ready For Hurricane Jerry

People Urged To Be Ready For Hurricane Jerry

“Hurricane Jerry is a potential threat to Bermuda” and everyone should “remain in a hurricane readiness mode,” Minister for National Security Wayne Caines said today, adding that this second hurricane is being “closely monitored” by the BWS and the EMO, and the Royal Bermuda Regiment “will remain embodied... Read more of this article

Somerset Police Station Closed Due To Damage

Somerset Police Station Closed Due To Damage

Due to roof damage sustained during Hurricane Humberto, Somerset Police Station has been closed to the public until further notice.A police spokesperson said, “Due to roof damage sustained during Hurricane Humberto, Somerset Police Station has been closed to the public until further notice and police personnel that were working at that location... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 52-Year-Old Woman

Police Confirm Death Of 52-Year-Old Woman

Police have confirmed the death of a 52-year-old woman and said “there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:55pm Thursday, September 19th police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and ambulance personnel responded to a reported sudden death at a Cheriton Lane, Pembroke residence. “On... Read more of this article

BSG Certifies Five Civil Aviation Security Trainers

BSG Certifies Five Civil Aviation Security Trainers

Bermuda Security Group [BSG] has announced successful accreditation of five locals at the International Civil Aviation Organization [ICAO] Certified Instructors course hosted at their facility. Bermuda Security Group hosted an ICAO Certified Instructors Course which yielded five internationally accredited airport security trainers for Bermuda. Back... Read more of this article

Boater Safe After ‘Mayday Call’ In Hurricane

Boater Safe After ‘Mayday Call’ In Hurricane

A boater made a Mayday Call during Hurricane Humberto after the vessel “became out of control and adrift in the extreme weather conditions,” with the boater eventually making it to Hinson’s Island, where “local residents provided assistance to the solo sailor.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Wednesday... Read more of this article

Hamilton Docks Reopen For Customers Today

Hamilton Docks Reopen For Customers Today

The Hamilton Docks will reopen for customers today [Sept 20] at 8am. A spokesperson said, “Please note that Stevedore Services Limited will open for customers at 8 AM on Friday. “After a team from Stevedore Services Limited assessed and re-ordered the dock on Thursday following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, it was determined that the... Read more of this article

BWS: Hurricane Jerry Is A ‘Potential Threat’

BWS: Hurricane Jerry Is A ‘Potential Threat’

In rather unwelcome news this morning, the Bermuda Weather Service has confirmed that Hurricane Jerry is a “potential threat to Bermuda”. The BWS said its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 390 nm to the SSW at 6am on Monday [Sep 23] with the BWS adding that “this system may move closer to Bermuda... Read more of this article

Videos: Hurricane Humberto Passes Bermuda

Videos: Hurricane Humberto Passes Bermuda

With Hurricane Humberto now having moved on from Bermuda and clean up work well underway, the videos below offer a look at the storm’s effects and press conferences before, during, and after it swept across the island. You can view our live updates on Hurricane Humberto here, and all of our coverage of Hurricane Humberto here. Bermuda After... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

‘We’ve made it through & everyone is safe’, bus service will not operate today, new parents welcome baby during hurricane, BELCO working on restoration after 28,000 customers lost power during Hurricane Humberto and BWS advise that Hurricane Jerry is a “potential threat to Bermuda” are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Sept 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police confirm death of 52-year-old woman, BSG certifies five Civil Aviation security trainers, boater safe after ‘Mayday Call’ in hurricane, Hamilton docks reopen for customers, over 8,000 customers remain without power, sign thanking BELCO workers, people urged to be ready for Tropical Storm Jerry, Somerset Police Station closed due to damage, Jade... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 20 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: Hurricane Humberto Passes Bermuda

Videos: Hurricane Humberto Passes Bermuda

With Hurricane Humberto now having moved on from Bermuda and clean up work well underway, the videos below offer a look at the storm’s effects and press conferences before, during, and after it swept across the island. You can view our live updates on Hurricane Humberto here, and all of our coverage of Hurricane Humberto here. Bermuda After... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Caribbean Cup: Bermuda Defeat Guadeloupe

Caribbean Cup: Bermuda Defeat Guadeloupe

Bermuda’s 29-man squad for today’s [Sept 21] Caribbean Cup fixture against Guadeloupe in the Rugby Americas North championships 2019, were crowned champions after they defeated Guadeloupe 33-10 at the National Sports Center. Bermuda took the lead in the first minute when Alex Brown went over for a try and Dan Cole kicked the conversion to set... Read more of this article

Nahki Wells Scores Twice For QPR – Again

Nahki Wells Scores Twice For QPR – Again

Marking the third time this month he has scored twice in a game, Bermuda’s Nahki Wells has yet again scored two goals to help his team to victory, scoring in the 56th and 71st minutes of play to help Queens Park Rangers claim a 2-1 win over Millwall today. The Bermudian footballer had scored twice in the first half to help Queens Park Rangers... Read more of this article

Jade Stewart Named ‘Athlete Of The Week’

Jade Stewart Named ‘Athlete Of The Week’

Bermuda’s Jade Stewart has been named the Athlete of the Week – twice — earning the accolade from both her school, Holland College, and also from the Atlantic Collegiate Athletics Association. Holland College’s announcement said, “Soccer player, Jade Stewart, and men’s baseball player, Luke Robison, have been named the Holland... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Digicel Working To Restore Impacted Sites

Digicel Working To Restore Impacted Sites

Digicel teams are working around the clock to restore any of the impacted sites to get them back up and operational. A spokesperson said, “At Digicel our customer experience and keeping our Network up and running is our core focus; our teams are working around the clock to restore any of the impacted sites to get them back up and operational.... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting September 21

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting September 21

[Updated] The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday September 21st.On Saturday the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship, the Oleander container ship and the Agisilaos oil products tanker will arrive, and on Monday... Read more of this article

Arch Insurance & Marsh Launch Blue Vault

Arch Insurance & Marsh Launch Blue Vault

Arch Insurance [UK] Limited, in collaboration with Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, announced the launch of Blue Vault, a new solution to provide insurance protection for the secure storage of digital asset private keys held in traditional vault facilities. Private keys are the alphanumeric data that enable the transaction... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Emergency Radio Station Will Have New Music

Emergency Radio Station Will Have New Music

As a bit of a silver lining in the midst of these storm clouds, the Emergency Broadcast Radio station will apparently have new music for their upcoming broadcast during Tropical Storm Jerry. While the Emergency Broadcast Station — which broadcast on FM 100.1 — is a quality source of information during storms as it includes various experts... Read more of this article

Artist Embarks On Fantastic Voyage In LA

Artist Embarks On Fantastic Voyage In LA

The forward-looking abstract sculptures of Bermudian artist Dan Dempster are included in a prestigious new Los Angeles exhibit featuring the private work of Hollywood arts professionals who give shape and form to fantasy in movies and on TV. His work is featured in The Art Directors Guild’s Gallery 800 show Fantastic Voyage, a mixed media exhibition... Read more of this article

The Loren To Host Party To Benefit YouthNet

The Loren To Host Party To Benefit YouthNet

The Loren Hotel is getting set to host a ‘So Long Summer Party’ to benefit YouthNet on Saturday, September 28. A spokesperson said, “This year the hotel has teamed up with local hospitality partners, Two Rock Wine Company, Butterfield & Vallis, Goslings, Class Act Design, Demco, Gimi, Big Fish Events and Bermuda Bride to create... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Bank Makes Positive Impact On Sports Field

Bank Makes Positive Impact On Sports Field

Butterfield Bank employees spent last Friday afternoon [Sept 13] making a positive impact on Bernard’s Park with the addition of new waste bins for the sports field. As part of Butterfield’s Community Action Month, bank employees partnered with students from Impact Mentoring Academy to complete Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s [KBB]’s Artful Bins... Read more of this article

Photos: Marine Life In The Sargasso Sea

Photos: Marine Life In The Sargasso Sea

Nature photographer Shane Gross has an eye for sea creatures both great and small. The Canadian-born, Bahamas-based photojournalist returned from Greenpeace’s recent expedition into the Sargasso Sea with these stunning images of some of the myriad types of marine life which abound there. Mr. Gross was aboard the environmental group’s research... Read more of this article

Shailene Woodley Discusses Bermuda Visit

Shailene Woodley Discusses Bermuda Visit

Emmy nominated actress Shailene Woodley has posted an essay at the on-line edition of Time magazine chronicling her recent voyage of environmental discovery into the Sargasso Sea from Bermuda. In her capacity as the Greenpeace Oceans Ambassador, Ms Woodley joined the international environmental organisation’s research vessel Esperanza on its recent... Read more of this article

CRIME

Four Men Arrested In Connection With Shooting

Four Men Arrested In Connection With Shooting

Four men were arrested this afternoon [Sept 15] in connection with the shooting on Court Street last night, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Detectives continue to investigate a confirmed firearm incident that occurred around 9:50pm Saturday, September 14th on Court Street in the City of Hamilton, near the junction with... Read more of this article

Shooting On Court Street, No Injuries Reported

Shooting On Court Street, No Injuries Reported

Gunshots were fired on Court Street last night, the police have confirmed, saying that “forensic evidence at the scene confirms a firearm was discharged.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:50pm Saturday, September 14th gunshots were fired on Court Street in the City of Hamilton. “Early information suggests that a lone gunman... Read more of this article

Police Appeal: Information On West End Incidents

Police Appeal: Information On West End Incidents

Police are appealing to members of the public for information regarding two incidents in Somerset yesterday [Sept 12]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:50pm Thursday, September 12th police officers were dispatched to an incident on Somerset Road in Sandys parish in the vicinity of Warren Simmons community field. “On arrival officers conducted... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Emergency Radio Station Will Have New Music

Emergency Radio Station Will Have New Music

As a bit of a silver lining in the midst of these storm clouds, the Emergency Broadcast Radio station will apparently have new music for their upcoming broadcast during Tropical Storm Jerry. While the Emergency Broadcast Station — which broadcast on FM 100.1 — is a quality source of information during storms as it includes various experts providing key information,... Read more of this article

Digicel Working To Restore Impacted Sites

Digicel Working To Restore Impacted Sites

Digicel teams are working around the clock to restore any of the impacted sites to get them back up and operational. A spokesperson said, “At Digicel our customer experience and keeping our Network up and running is our core focus; our teams are working around the clock to restore any of the impacted sites to get them back up and operational.  Humberto threw a significant... Read more of this article

NASA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Humberto

NASA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Humberto

NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of Hurricane Humberto, saying that the “storm appears large in the imagery as it stretches from Florida to North Carolina, and has a tail extending to the northeast for hundreds of miles into the western Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda.” A statement on NASA’s website said, “NASA’s Terra Satellite provided... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two People Arrested After Separate Collisions

Two People Arrested After Separate Collisions

Police are investigating two collisions — one in Pembroke and one in Southampton — both of which resulted in someone being injured, as well as someone being arrested on suspicion of impaired driving. Pembroke A police spokesperson said, “The investigation into a reported serious two vehicle collision that occurred around 1:45am Saturday,... Read more of this article

Collision: Motorcyclist Injured, Driver Arrested

Collision: Motorcyclist Injured, Driver Arrested

Emergency services responded to a collision early this morning [Sept 14] in Pembroke where a motorcyclist was injured and the driver of the car involved was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:45am Saturday, September 14th a reported serious collision occurred at the junction of... Read more of this article

Car & Motorcyclist Collision In Southampton

Car & Motorcyclist Collision In Southampton

There was a two vehicle collision at the junction of Middle Road and Granaway Heights Road in Southampton this morning [Sept 12], with the rider sustaining an injury to his finger. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:20am Thursday, September 12th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision at the junction... Read more of this article