Video: Premier Discusses Economy On CNBC

Video: Premier Discusses Economy On CNBC

Premier Michael Dunkley recently appeared on the CNBC television station during its ‘Closing Bell’ segment, promoting the island’s strength as a home for business and finance. Premier Dunkley said, “The tourism industry has been a strength for our economy for many years. Coupled with that, we’ve developed a very robust international... Read more of this article

TBOP Welcomes Botanical Gardens Court Ruling

TBOP Welcomes Botanical Gardens Court Ruling

Supporters of a campaign group trying to halt a maintenance yard being built in the middle of the Botanical Gardens on protected park land have today [Sept 2] welcomed a Supreme Court ruling that places a temporary injunction on the work. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruled in favour of local residents who live near the site, which has been earmarked as... Read more of this article

Police Seek Suspect Who Fled Scene On Foot

Police Seek Suspect Who Fled Scene On Foot

Traffic is currently being diverted in Paget this evening [Sept 1] as the police are seeking a suspect who failed to stop for police, was subsequently involved in a collision with another motorcyclist and then fled the scene on foot.A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:16pm police were conducting inquiries in the area of Middle Road and Ord... Read more of this article

Queen Awards “Royal” Title To Regiment

Queen Awards “Royal” Title To Regiment

Her Majesty The Queen has awarded the title ‘Royal’ to the Bermuda Regiment with effect from today — the 50th Anniversary of its amalgamation — and the Regiment will now be known as the Royal Bermuda Regiment. Speaking today at Warwick Camp, Governor George Fergusson said, “This is terrific news. This is a real honour and mark of recognition... Read more of this article

Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Incest

Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Incest

In the Supreme Court today [Sept 1], Justice Carlyle Greaves handed down a fifteen year sentence to an ex-policeman who was convicted of sexual exploitation and incest. The Court heard that the victim was his daughter, and the criminal acts had occurred over a period of years. In June of this year the police confirmed that the 37 year old man, who... Read more of this article

“Back 2 School Extravaganza” Set For Thursday

“Back 2 School Extravaganza” Set For Thursday

The Caines Brothers, along with Five Star Barbershop and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, are getting set to present the third annual “Back 2 School Extravaganza” on Thursday [Sept 3] from 8.00am through 6.00pm at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall. Both boys and girls are welcome to attend, with complimentary haircuts for boys, hair braiding... Read more of this article

BTA: Showcase Island As Training Destination

BTA: Showcase Island As Training Destination

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and National Sports Centre [NSC] have formalised a new sports tourism partnership that is bearing fruit for the local tourism economy, particularly between September and March, the BTA said today. “The BTA and NSC are working collaboratively to recruit sports teams to Bermuda. To incentivise teams to choose... Read more of this article

Man Pleads “Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity”

Man Pleads “Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity”

In this morning’s [Sept 1] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session, 27-year-old Shirwin Smith faced a charge of wounding. Asked to plead to the charge that on 29th March 2015, he had unlawfully wounded another man, Smith replied: “Not guilty by reason of insanity.” This response caused a short discussion between presiding Justice Charles-Etta... Read more of this article

Supreme Court: Two Men Deny Robbery Charges

Supreme Court: Two Men Deny Robbery Charges

In this morning’s [Sept 1] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session, two men faced charges of robbery in unrelated cases. Defended by lawyer Charles Richardson, Gregory Tucker plead not guilty to robbery and using an imitation firearm to commit an indictable offence in St George’s on 9th June 2015. This, was the alleged robbery at the Butterfield... Read more of this article

Carnival To Offer Ten Bermuda Cruises In 2016

Carnival To Offer Ten Bermuda Cruises In 2016

Carnival Cruise Lines has released its 2016 sailing schedule for Bermuda, which features ten different voyages between April and November, departing from locations including Baltimore, Port Canaveral, Charleston, Miami and New York. The cruise line said, “With its famous pink-sand beaches, turquoise waters and picture-perfect weather, Bermuda is... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regiment Celebrates 50 Years Today

Bermuda Regiment Celebrates 50 Years Today

The Bermuda Regiment today celebrates its 50th birthday, as September 1 marks the day the Island’s modern armed service was created out of the Bermuda Militia Artillery [BMA] and the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps [BVRC]. And Regiment Commanding Officer Lt Col Michael Foster-Brown said the Regiment would continue to have its sights fixed on the future... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Premier Discusses Economy On CNBC

Video: Premier Discusses Economy On CNBC

Premier Michael Dunkley recently appeared on the CNBC television station during its ‘Closing Bell’ segment, promoting the island’s strength as a home for business and finance. Premier Dunkley said, “The tourism industry has been a strength for our economy for many years. Coupled with that, we’ve developed a very robust international... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Ewing Street Ribbon Cutting

Photos & Video: Ewing Street Ribbon Cutting

The Corporation of Hamilton’s reinvigorated Ewing Street was re-opened to the public recently with a ribbon cutting ceremony, with Mayor Charles Gosling calling the project’s result “an icon for North Hamilton, and Bermuda as a whole.” The event was attended by a number of public figures, with a block party to celebrate the occasion... Read more of this article

Review, Photos & Video: Bermuda Salute Concert

Review, Photos & Video: Bermuda Salute Concert

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] What do you get when you take Soca’s royal couple, the Gully God and a Country Man from Jamaica? The answer is simple – Bermuda Salute. Saturday night [Aug 29] saw hundreds of revellers fill Tiger Bay in St. George’s for the highly anticipated annual Bermuda Salute concert. This year, the line-up was Bunji Garlin... Read more of this article

SPORTS

St George’s Harbour Fitted Dinghy Race Results

St George’s Harbour Fitted Dinghy Race Results

Owen Seise sailing Challenger II had a good day as the St. George’s Dinghy & Sports Club hosted Dinghy Racing in the St. George’s Harbour this past weekend. Challenger II won the E.R. Williams Cup and Middleton Shield races, while Peter Miller at the helm of Contest III won the Masters Cup race. E.R. Williams Cup results1. Challenger II 2.... Read more of this article

BTA: Showcase Island As Training Destination

BTA: Showcase Island As Training Destination

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and National Sports Centre [NSC] have formalised a new sports tourism partnership that is bearing fruit for the local tourism economy, particularly between September and March, the BTA said today. “The BTA and NSC are working collaboratively to recruit sports teams to Bermuda. To incentivise teams to choose... Read more of this article

Tumble Tots Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Tumble Tots Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

30 years ago, Anne Hines and Christine DeSilva, both having worked in education for over 40 years, recognized a need. The two of them founded the Bermuda Gymnastics Association and grew to realize that parents also sought a program, not offered at that time, designed specifically for the younger age group, so Tumble Tots Bermuda sprang into being and... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Video: Premier Discusses Economy On CNBC

Video: Premier Discusses Economy On CNBC

Premier Michael Dunkley recently appeared on the CNBC television station during its ‘Closing Bell’ segment, promoting the island’s strength as a home for business and finance. Premier Dunkley said, “The tourism industry has been a strength for our economy for many years. Coupled with that, we’ve developed a very robust international... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept. 1 2015

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept. 1 2015

Today [Sept 1] saw 500 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $2,429.70 BD. All 500 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing at an even $5.20 per share. The BSX finished the day at 1,209.18, also even the day. There was 1 advances, 0 declines, and 69 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related... Read more of this article

KPMG Industry Specific Roundtable Sessions

KPMG Industry Specific Roundtable Sessions

KPMG announced this year’s industry specific AML roundtable sessions for the trust, investment and insurance sectors. “As in prior years, this year’s AML roundtable sessions provide an opportunity for people working in the trust, investment and insurance sectors to discuss and learn more about the common anti-money laundering/ anti-terrorist... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Forbes: Marcus A “Unique Dining Experience”

Forbes: Marcus A “Unique Dining Experience”

Marcus’ restaurant — located at the Hamilton Princess – has been named by Forbes as one of the “5 Unique Dining Experiences Around Globe.” Managed by acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson, Marcus’ is a 3,000 square foot restaurant located in the former Gazebo Room of the hotel. The restaurant. which opened in May 2015, seats 180... Read more of this article

Back 2 School Fun Day Set For September 5

Back 2 School Fun Day Set For September 5

On Saturday, September 5, YouthVision Promotions will be hosting their second annual Back 2 School Community Day, with the event to include a 5-a-side football tournament, live entertainment from Bermuda band Fire and Ice, fun castles, snowballs, family train rides, face-painting, baked goods, barbecue, school supplies giveaways, and more. The event... Read more of this article

Beck’s Scavenger Hunt Offers Free Trip To NY

Beck’s Scavenger Hunt Offers Free Trip To NY

The second annual Beck’s Bermuda Triangle Scavenger Hunt is set to take place on September 7, offering the chance for one lucky winner and two friends to win a trip to New York. The event will begin at Bull’s Head Car Park at 4.00pm. Registration for the event – which is required to participate – is free and can be done by sending... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

TBOP Welcomes Botanical Gardens Court Ruling

TBOP Welcomes Botanical Gardens Court Ruling

Supporters of a campaign group trying to halt a maintenance yard being built in the middle of the Botanical Gardens on protected park land have today [Sept 2] welcomed a Supreme Court ruling that places a temporary injunction on the work. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruled in favour of local residents who live near the site, which has been earmarked as... Read more of this article

BEDC Launches 2015 Future Agro Challenge

BEDC Launches 2015 Future Agro Challenge

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] is extending a clarion call for Bermuda’s innovative entrepreneurs to submit ideas for the Future Agro Challenge 2015. “The Future Agro Challenge [FAC], founded and run by Industry Disruptors – Game Changers, is the Global Championship in Agro Innovation for a healthier tomorrow,”... Read more of this article

Public Works To Undertake Vegetation Clearing

Public Works To Undertake Vegetation Clearing

As we enter the peak of hurricane season, the Ministry of Public Works said they would like to remind the public that owners of property next to a road are responsible for trimming back overhanging trees and hedges on their properties to stop vegetation from projecting into the road or sidewalk. “Clearing roadside vegetation next to roads helps... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Seek Suspect Who Fled Scene On Foot

Police Seek Suspect Who Fled Scene On Foot

Traffic is currently being diverted in Paget this evening [Sept 1] as the police are seeking a suspect who failed to stop for police, was subsequently involved in a collision with another motorcyclist and then fled the scene on foot.A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:16pm police were conducting inquiries in the area of Middle Road and Ord... Read more of this article

Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Incest

Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Incest

In the Supreme Court today [Sept 1], Justice Carlyle Greaves handed down a fifteen year sentence to an ex-policeman who was convicted of sexual exploitation and incest. The Court heard that the victim was his daughter, and the criminal acts had occurred over a period of years. In June of this year the police confirmed that the 37 year old man, who... Read more of this article

Man Pleads “Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity”

Man Pleads “Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity”

In this morning’s [Sept 1] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session, 27-year-old Shirwin Smith faced a charge of wounding. Asked to plead to the charge that on 29th March 2015, he had unlawfully wounded another man, Smith replied: “Not guilty by reason of insanity.” This response caused a short discussion between presiding Justice Charles-Etta... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Defontes To Cease Operations, 19 Staff Affected

Defontes To Cease Operations, 19 Staff Affected

Defontes Broadcasting Company will cease operations effective September 30, 2015, and 19 staff — 5 of whom are full time — will be affected. A statement from the company said, “After more than three decades of supplying the Bermuda community with radio and television broadcasting, Defontes Broadcasting Company Limited will cease operations effective September... Read more of this article

Instagram Supports Landscape, Portrait Formats

Instagram Supports Landscape, Portrait Formats

Popular photo sharing app Instagram has announced that  you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation, which is a change from their signature square format. “Today, we’re excited to announce that — in addition to square posts — you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram. Square... Read more of this article

Carlsen Philip Awarded $15K Digicel Scholarship

Carlsen Philip Awarded $15K Digicel Scholarship

Digicel Bermuda today announced that Bermudian, Carlsen E. Philip II, is the recipient of the 2015 Digicel Scholarship, saying that he “exhibits extraordinary personal and academic qualities that embody the Digicel brand.” He will be awarded $15,000 to be distributed over a two year period, to assist him with pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computer Science... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police Seek Suspect Who Fled Scene On Foot

Police Seek Suspect Who Fled Scene On Foot

Traffic is currently being diverted in Paget this evening [Sept 1] as the police are seeking a suspect who failed to stop for police, was subsequently involved in a collision with another motorcyclist and then fled the scene on foot.A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:16pm police were conducting inquiries in the area of Middle Road and Ord... Read more of this article

Car Collision On Serpentine Road, Pembroke

Car Collision On Serpentine Road, Pembroke

Around 11.45am today [Aug 31] there was a collision on Serpentine Road in Pembroke, with police, fire and ambulance personnel attending the scene. The car involved has sustained damage, and while further details are limited at this time, we will update if able. Related StoriesPhotos: Collision Leaves Bus Shelter Damaged Photos: Two People... Read more of this article

25-Yr-Old Motorcyclist Found Lying Unconscious

25-Yr-Old Motorcyclist Found Lying Unconscious

A 25-year-old male motorcyclist is being treated in hospital for serious facial and head injuries after he was found lying unconscious on North Shore Road in Smiths around 3:00am this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:00am this morning, [August 25 2015] a 25yr old male motorcyclist was found lying unconscious with apparent facial... Read more of this article


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