Bermuda Slips To Second In Best Beach Poll

Bermuda Slips To Second In Best Beach Poll

After originally leading in the online poll by USA Today which asks readers to vote for the best Caribbean beach, Bermuda’s Horseshoe Bay Beach has now slipped to second place, with Crane Beach in Barbados now ranked ahead of us. The poll — which allows readers to vote once per day —  is not due to close until February 2 at 12.00pm,... Read more of this article

Photos: Students Take Part In “Great Debate”

Photos: Students Take Part In “Great Debate”

[Updated with more photos] The Pembroke Parish Council hosted “The Great Debate” today [Jan 24] at the Victor Scott Auditorium with Northlands Primary, Dellwood Middle School, Victor Scoot Primary and West Pembroke Primary all taking part. Adjudicator Akilah Beckles from the Bermuda Debate Society assisted and introduced the teams during the debates.... Read more of this article

Severe Weather Prompts Public Safety Advisory

Severe Weather Prompts Public Safety Advisory

The Ministry of National Security is tonight [Jan 24] encouraging the public to stay abreast of local weather updates and to use extra care and caution if travelling on the roads due to the forecast of severe weather. A Ministry spokesperson said, “With the onset of severe weather this evening, the Ministry of National Security is encouraging... Read more of this article

RA Invites Comments On Digicel/BTC Deal

RA Invites Comments On Digicel/BTC Deal

The Regulatory Authority said they have been notified of Digicel’s intention to purchase 100% ownership of The Bermuda Telephone Company Limited [BTC] from Barrie Holdings, and are inviting “interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed transaction.” Last week Digicel confirmed they have “finalised... Read more of this article

BTUC Calls Urgent Meeting For Monday Morning

BTUC Calls Urgent Meeting For Monday Morning

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] — which is made up of the island’s various trade unions including the BIU, BPSU and BUT — held a press conference this afternoon, where they said they have called an urgent meeting for all public service employees at 10.00am on Monday [Jan 26] morning.The press conference has... Read more of this article

Governor Responds To Supreme Court Walkout

Governor Responds To Supreme Court Walkout

[Updated] Following the walkout by lawyers at today’s [Jan 23] special sitting of the Supreme Court, Governor George Ferguson reiterated his support for Director of Public Prosecutions Rory Field. The Governor announced earlier this month that Mr Field has been re-appointed as Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP], with the extension set to run... Read more of this article

80 Minute Video: PLP Town Hall On Education

80 Minute Video: PLP Town Hall On Education

The Progressive Labour Party held a Town Hall last night [Jan 22] at Clearwater Middle School, with the meeting hosted by Shadow Education Minister Lovitta Foggo, with PLP Leader Marc Bean and Senate Spokesman for Education Senator Diallo Rabain also joining Ms. Foggo on the panel. According to the slides shown at last night’s meeting, a “future... Read more of this article

First Phase: Airport Nature Art Project Launches

First Phase: Airport Nature Art Project Launches

LookBermuda is officially launching the first phase of its Airport Art project, which will showcase large scale themed installations on open wall spaces throughout the L.F. Wade International Airport, designed to enhance the travelers experience. In this first phase, LookBermuda will focus on photographic installations that highlight Bermuda’s natural... Read more of this article

Magazine Shooting Swimsuit Issue In Bermuda

Magazine Shooting Swimsuit Issue In Bermuda

[Updated] Triathlete Magazine — the leading international triathlete magazine — was recently on the island to shoot their 2015 swimsuit issue, with behind the scenes action of the Grotto Bay Resort shoot location being revealed by the magazine on social media. In a post on photo sharing website Instagram, the magazine said, “Behind... Read more of this article

Footballer Reggie Lambe: “My Club Comes First”

Footballer Reggie Lambe: “My Club Comes First”

Bermudian footballer Reggie Lambe said that while he loves to play for his country – his club comes first, according to a report from Chad.co.uk. “Bermuda are about to start playing their World Cup qualifying games and contact has been made with the Stags about the possibility of 23-year-old Lambe flying back home to take part,” the... Read more of this article

Students Enjoy Skype Session With Scientist

Students Enjoy Skype Session With Scientist

Warwick Academy’s Year 3 Jabour and Vallis recently had a live Skype lesson courtesy of the Catlin Education outreach programme, which offered the opportunity for students to speak to a member of the Catlin Seaview Survey expedition in the Southeast Asian “Coral Triangle” via Skype in the classroom. Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop and members... Read more of this article

Workshop On Bermuda’s Future Energy Policy

Workshop On Bermuda’s Future Energy Policy

The Department of Energy today moved forward with discussion on policy development, arising out of the Energy Summit held in November. “The workshop – the first in a series of consultations – was held at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel this morning. It included stakeholders invited to the November Summit, together with others who have expressed... Read more of this article

Education Minister Meets CedarBridge Students

Education Minister Meets CedarBridge Students

Newly appointed Minister of Education Wayne Scott yesterday made his first official visit to CedarBridge Academy. Accompanied by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Valerie Robinson James, Minister Scott met with the administration and student leaders. He met first with CedarBridge Principal, Mrs. Kalmar Richards and administrators and discussed academics,... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

80 Minute Video: PLP Town Hall On Education

80 Minute Video: PLP Town Hall On Education

The Progressive Labour Party held a Town Hall last night [Jan 22] at Clearwater Middle School, with the meeting hosted by Shadow Education Minister Lovitta Foggo, with PLP Leader Marc Bean and Senate Spokesman for Education Senator Diallo Rabain also joining Ms. Foggo on the panel. According to the slides shown at last night’s meeting, a “future... Read more of this article

Photos/Video/Results: Ball Hockey Triple Header

Photos/Video/Results: Ball Hockey Triple Header

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Ball Hockey Association hosted a triple-header under the lights at the PCC Hockey Rink last night [Jan 21], which saw a total of 33 goals scored on the night and two games decided by shootouts. After leading at one point 6-0 the Colorado Rockies needed a shootout to defeat the Toronto Arenas 8 – 7. The second game... Read more of this article

Video: Marking 50th Anniversary Of BELCO Riots

Video: Marking 50th Anniversary Of BELCO Riots

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] will recognize the 50th anniversary of the BELCO Riots of 1965 on February 2, 2015, forming a special committee to put on a night of reflection. Speaking at a press conference yesterday [Jan 20], BIU President Chris Furbert said, “This year, 2015, marks 50 years of the BELCO Riots of 1965, so we’ve put... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Rugby League Sees Men’s & Women’s Games

Rugby League Sees Men’s & Women’s Games

Recent Bermuda rugby action saw matches take place in both the women’s and men’s divisions, with two games played in each league. Women’s League Mariners 4 – Teachers 1 In this game, the Mariners, who clinched the league title last weekend, comfortably beat the Teachers. The Mariners got tries from Aleisha James, Andi Xiopoli,... Read more of this article

Sports Centre Offering 15% Off Swim Passes

Sports Centre Offering 15% Off Swim Passes

The Bermuda National Sports Centre is offering 15% off all unlimited swim passes purchased for the Aquatics Facility and Track [incl. combo passes] until January 31st. Those interested should visit the reception desk located at the Aquatics Facility to sign up or renew, or email mlopes@nsc.bm for more information. All passes must have a start date on... Read more of this article

Nahki Wells & Huddersfield Town Defeat Wigan

Nahki Wells & Huddersfield Town Defeat Wigan

Bermudian striker Nahki Wells and his Huddersfield FC teammates took on Wigan Athletic today [Jan 24] at Wigan’s home field defeating Wigan 1-0 at the DW Stadium. Wells was substituted at the 92nd minute while his teammate, Conor Coady scored the game’s only goal in the 82nd minute. The official Town website said, “Town recorded a first... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

2015 Wedding Expo To Be Held On March 15

2015 Wedding Expo To Be Held On March 15

Orchid Nail Spa and the Fairmont Southampton hotel are getting set to host the 2015 Wedding Expo on March 15 from 12.00pm through 5.00pm, with exhibitors showing off wares and services from a variety of related niches. The event flyer said, “Are you looking to boost your business and get direct exposure? Exhibitor registration has started so call... Read more of this article

RA Invites Comments On Digicel/BTC Deal

RA Invites Comments On Digicel/BTC Deal

The Regulatory Authority said they have been notified of Digicel’s intention to purchase 100% ownership of The Bermuda Telephone Company Limited [BTC] from Barrie Holdings, and are inviting “interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed transaction.” Last week Digicel confirmed they have “finalised... Read more of this article

BEDC Set To Hold Seminar On Senior Care

BEDC Set To Hold Seminar On Senior Care

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] is getting set to host a breakfast seminar offering attendees information on how to start their own senior care facility, outlining the resources that are available for people getting started in that field. The informative breakfast seminar will take place on January 29, 2015 from 8.00 to 11.30am. The... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Somerset Brigade Band Celebrates 85th Year

Somerset Brigade Band Celebrates 85th Year

Under the distinguished patronage of its Ladies Auxiliary, The Somerset Brigade Band is getting set to celebrate their 85th anniversary and present their Festival of Music on February 14, 2015 at 7.30pm at St. James Church in Sandy’s Parish. This event will feature The North Village Community Band, vocal soloist Chantelle Berkeley, soprano saxophonist... Read more of this article

2015 Wedding Expo To Be Held On March 15

2015 Wedding Expo To Be Held On March 15

Orchid Nail Spa and the Fairmont Southampton hotel are getting set to host the 2015 Wedding Expo on March 15 from 12.00pm through 5.00pm, with exhibitors showing off wares and services from a variety of related niches. The event flyer said, “Are you looking to boost your business and get direct exposure? Exhibitor registration has started so call... Read more of this article

First Phase: Airport Nature Art Project Launches

First Phase: Airport Nature Art Project Launches

LookBermuda is officially launching the first phase of its Airport Art project, which will showcase large scale themed installations on open wall spaces throughout the L.F. Wade International Airport, designed to enhance the travelers experience. In this first phase, LookBermuda will focus on photographic installations that highlight Bermuda’s natural... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Report On Submarine Cables In Sargasso Sea

Report On Submarine Cables In Sargasso Sea

A report — Submarine Cables in the Sargasso Sea: Legal and Environmental Issues in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction — has been released by the Sargasso Sea Commission, Centre for International Law of the National University of Singapore [CIL], George Washington University Law School, and the International Cable Protection Committee [ICPC]. The... Read more of this article

Students Enjoy Skype Session With Scientist

Students Enjoy Skype Session With Scientist

Warwick Academy’s Year 3 Jabour and Vallis recently had a live Skype lesson courtesy of the Catlin Education outreach programme, which offered the opportunity for students to speak to a member of the Catlin Seaview Survey expedition in the Southeast Asian “Coral Triangle” via Skype in the classroom. Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop and members... Read more of this article

Workshop On Bermuda’s Future Energy Policy

Workshop On Bermuda’s Future Energy Policy

The Department of Energy today moved forward with discussion on policy development, arising out of the Energy Summit held in November. “The workshop – the first in a series of consultations – was held at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel this morning. It included stakeholders invited to the November Summit, together with others who have expressed... Read more of this article

CRIME

20 Year Old Denies Assaulting Police Officer

20 Year Old Denies Assaulting Police Officer

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Jan 22], a 20-year-old man admitted speeding, while denying other offences including assaulting a police office. Jokeem Richardson pleaded guilty to having no drivers license and speeding in August 2014; but pleaded not guilty to another set of alleged offences. Richardson pleaded not guilty to taking a Yamaha cycle... Read more of this article

Woman Charged With Importing $500K Of Heroin

Woman Charged With Importing $500K Of Heroin

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 22], a 28-year-old woman was charged with importing over $500,000 worth of heroin into Bermuda. Maryam Rasheed was not required to enter a plea to the charge of importing the illegal drug diamorphine [heroin] into in June 2014 as the matter can only be heard in the Supreme Court. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo... Read more of this article

Court Orders Man To Not Enter St George’s

Court Orders Man To Not Enter St George’s

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 21], a 29-year-old man denied prowling about a St George’s residence, with the Magistrate releasing him on bail and ordering that he not enter St. George’s parish. James Warren pleaded not guilty to four counts of prowling about a St George’s residence. The charges covered dates in January... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

RA Invites Comments On Digicel/BTC Deal

RA Invites Comments On Digicel/BTC Deal

The Regulatory Authority said they have been notified of Digicel’s intention to purchase 100% ownership of The Bermuda Telephone Company Limited [BTC] from Barrie Holdings, and are inviting “interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed transaction.” Last week Digicel confirmed they have “finalised an agreement whereby... Read more of this article

Report On Submarine Cables In Sargasso Sea

Report On Submarine Cables In Sargasso Sea

A report — Submarine Cables in the Sargasso Sea: Legal and Environmental Issues in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction — has been released by the Sargasso Sea Commission, Centre for International Law of the National University of Singapore [CIL], George Washington University Law School, and the International Cable Protection Committee [ICPC]. The ICPC said the... Read more of this article

Students Enjoy Skype Session With Scientist

Students Enjoy Skype Session With Scientist

Warwick Academy’s Year 3 Jabour and Vallis recently had a live Skype lesson courtesy of the Catlin Education outreach programme, which offered the opportunity for students to speak to a member of the Catlin Seaview Survey expedition in the Southeast Asian “Coral Triangle” via Skype in the classroom. Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop and members of the Catlin Seaview... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Video: Police Release Road Safety Strategy Plan

Video: Police Release Road Safety Strategy Plan

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Police Service provided details about their Road Safety Strategy today [Jan 20], detailing initiatives that aim to make the island’s 225 km of roads safer, with the report noting that there are “currently unacceptable levels of collisions of all classifications.” Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva... Read more of this article

BFRS Responds to St. George’s Brush Fire

BFRS Responds to St. George’s Brush Fire

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a brush fire on Slippery Hill Road in St. George’s on Friday [Jan 16] at 9.30pm, with six firefighters and more than 2,500 gallons of water required to extinguish the flames. Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the incident... Read more of this article

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Car In Paget

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Car In Paget

At approximately 1.35pm this afternoon [Jan 19] a collision occurred in the area of Trimingham Hill Road and Harbour Road in Paget involving a motorcycle and a car. No one appeared to be seriously injured, and while traffic slowed down, it did not come to a halt.  Further details are limited at this time, however we will update if able. Related... Read more of this article


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