2015 Bermuda Day Race & Parade Updates

2015 Bermuda Day Race & Parade Updates

[Updating] Crowds are already lining the streets for today’s Bermuda Day festivities, which will see the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Cycle Race start at 8:50am, the Bermuda Day Half Marathon get underway at 9.00am in St George’s, and the Heritage Day parade starts at 1:30pm with dozens of groups set to entertain the crowds. Maps/information... Read more of this article

Chris & Ashley Estwanik Win Half Marathon

Chris & Ashley Estwanik Win Half Marathon

[Updated] Chris and Ashley Estwanik won today’s [May 25] Half Marathon, as the husband and wife team dominated one of the main events of the Bermuda Day holiday. Chris and Ashley Estwanik hug following their top Half Marathon finishes:Chris Estwanik clocked 1:07:46 to lead the men, a full six minutes ahead of second place finisher Lamont Marshall,... Read more of this article

Videos: Lawrence & Williams Win Cycling Race

Videos: Lawrence & Williams Win Cycling Race

[Updated] The Bermuda Bicycle Association hosted the Sinclair Packwood Memorial cycle race today [May 25], with Shannon Lawrence taking first place among male racers and Zoenique Williams ranking as the fastest female.The race featured a large number of island cycling enthusiasts, with participants arriving early in order to prepare. Cyclists start... Read more of this article

Review: Chris Martin Leaves Fans Wanting More

Review: Chris Martin Leaves Fans Wanting More

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Reggae artist Chris Martin took to the stage to perform at the first annual Bermuda Caribbean Music Festival on Saturday night and left fans wanting more. The Jamaican singer was the headliner of the concert, put on by Hott 107.5. The event featured a slew of local talent and was MC’d by Hott radio personality Ninja... Read more of this article

Premier: “Highlight Our Rich & Diverse Culture”

Premier: “Highlight Our Rich & Diverse Culture”

This evening, Premier Michael Dunkley extended well wishes to residents in advance of the Bermuda Day holiday, saying, “May is traditionally known as Heritage Month. It’s a time where we reflect on and highlight our rich and diverse culture. “The preservation and sustainability of Bermuda’s cultural legacy is vital to all of us knowing,... Read more of this article

Crowds Starting To Line Streets For Bermuda Day

Crowds Starting To Line Streets For Bermuda Day

Crowds are starting to line the streets in advance of tomorrow’s [May 25] Bermuda Day festivities, with some of the popular viewing spots such as Cedar Avenue starting to buzz with preparations for tomorrow’s events. Some people had, as always, marked their spots along the race and parade routes days in advance, with the use of spray paint... Read more of this article

Photos: Fitted Dinghy Racing In St George’s

Photos: Fitted Dinghy Racing In St George’s

Bermuda Day is the traditional opening day of the Fitted Dinghy season, and the 2015 Bermuda Fitted Dinghy Racing Season got underway today [May 24] in the St George’s Harbour. The Heritage Trophy race took place at 12 noon, the Anniversary Cup at 1.30pm and the Leon D. Fox Cup followed at 3.00pm. Slideshow with over 50 photos from today’s Fitted... Read more of this article

Bermuda Day Marathon & Parade Route Maps

Bermuda Day Marathon & Parade Route Maps

Tomorrow’s Appleby Bermuda Day Half Marathon will see the race begin in the east after 37 years of starting in the west. The new route, which has been officially measured and certified as a half marathon, will journey out of St. George’s, along North Shore Road, up Middle Road/Flatt’s Hill, down Lane Hill onto Front Street and into Hamilton... Read more of this article

Sunday May 24th: “Good News” Spotlight

Sunday May 24th: “Good News” Spotlight

News that the Hamilton Princess has hired 200 people for the summer season, Bermuda being given a second chance to show off its warm hospitality, local musician Mike Hind being featured on the cover of UKE Magazine, and students at Saltus Grammar School raising more than $6,300 for earthquake relief in Nepal were some of the positive news stories from... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: CedarBridge’s Multicultural Day

Photos/Video: CedarBridge’s Multicultural Day

CedarBridge Academy‘s staff and students recently celebrated their annual Multicultural Day, a tradition at CedarBridge Academy began in 2003, when Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Broadbelt, former staff members of CBA, introduced a celebration of the various cultures in Bermuda. What started as a day to dress in different cultures has evolved into a full... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death: 50-Year-Old Troy Hewey

Police Confirm Death: 50-Year-Old Troy Hewey

The police have confirmed that 50-year-old Troy Hewey has died following the traffic collision on Friday in Southampton, marking the 5th road traffic fatality of this year. A police spokesperson said, “Tonight [Saturday] at 10:55pm, 50-year-old Troy Hewey died as a result of injuries received in the Road Traffic Collision that took place at 8am... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day Held In St David’s

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day Held In St David’s

Bermuda Onion Day was celebrated today [May 23] at Carter House in St. David’s, featuring historic displays and, of course, Bermuda onions. The event featured onion delicacies including onion and kale soup, onion quiche, sandwiches and more. Other items available for purchase included sherry pepper sauce, calendars, curried fish, and pulled pork... Read more of this article

Bipartisan Support: Good Samaritan Act Passes

Bipartisan Support: Good Samaritan Act Passes

[Updated] The Good Samaritan [Food Donation] Act 2015 — which offers legal protection for those donating food in good faith for a charitable purpose — passed with support from both sides of the aisle during yesterday’s [May 22] sitting of the House of Assembly. The bill was brought forward by Opposition MP Kim Wilson, who said some... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos/Video: CedarBridge’s Multicultural Day

Photos/Video: CedarBridge’s Multicultural Day

CedarBridge Academy‘s staff and students recently celebrated their annual Multicultural Day, a tradition at CedarBridge Academy began in 2003, when Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Broadbelt, former staff members of CBA, introduced a celebration of the various cultures in Bermuda. What started as a day to dress in different cultures has evolved into a full... Read more of this article

Video: Gombeys Highlighted In ‘Behind the Mask’

Video: Gombeys Highlighted In ‘Behind the Mask’

A video by photojournalist and National Geographic Traveler contributor Bob Krist serves to outline the rich history of Bermuda’s Gombey tradition. The video explores the roots of the Gombey tradition on the island, touching on its West African origins, its relation to the ownership of slaves in Bermuda, and even the etymology of the word ‘Gombey’... Read more of this article

Video: Opposition Leader On Meeting With FCO

Video: Opposition Leader On Meeting With FCO

The PLP delegation returned from the UK this evening [May 21] after meeting with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office [FCO], and the Commonwealth Parliament Association [CPA] regarding the airport redevelopment plan and other matters. The PLP previously said that both meetings were held on Wednesday [May 20] and the “official agenda for these... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos: Pre-Race Preparation In St. George’s

Photos: Pre-Race Preparation In St. George’s

Crowds are already lining the streets for today’s Bermuda Day festivities, including the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Cycle Race, which started at 8.50am, and the Bermuda Day Half Marathon, which got underway at 9.00am in St George’s. Maps/information on both the running race and parade routes are here, the full parade participant list/order is here,... Read more of this article

‘You Go Girl’ Female-Only Relay Set For June 7

‘You Go Girl’ Female-Only Relay Set For June 7

The “You Go Girl” female-only relay is set to see its fourth year unfold on June 7 starting at 8.30am, with a new route located in the City of Hamilton. Sponsored by Oil Insurance Ltd and Kotex, the event is being organized by Mid Atlantic Athletic Club. The team size consists of three women, with the relay featuring three legs of 2 km,... Read more of this article

Chris & Ashley Estwanik Win Half Marathon

Chris & Ashley Estwanik Win Half Marathon

[Updated] Chris and Ashley Estwanik won today’s [May 25] Half Marathon, as the husband and wife team dominated one of the main events of the Bermuda Day holiday. Chris and Ashley Estwanik hug following their top Half Marathon finishes:Chris Estwanik clocked 1:07:46 to lead the men, a full six minutes ahead of second place finisher Lamont Marshall,... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Endurance Declares $0.35 Quarterly Dividend

Endurance Declares $0.35 Quarterly Dividend

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per share payable on its ordinary shares. The dividend on Endurance’s outstanding ordinary shares will be payable on June 30, 2015 to the ordinary shareholders... Read more of this article

MultiStrat Group Acquires Annapolis Consulting

MultiStrat Group Acquires Annapolis Consulting

Multi-Strat Holdings Ltd. announced the acquisition of the entire business assets of the Annapolis Consulting Group LLC [ACG], an international consultancy business providing reinsurance and finality solutions for captives and corporate self-insureds. ACG is a Maryland-domiciled company with offices in Annapolis, MD, Greenville, SC, and Hamilton, Bermuda.... Read more of this article

Sandell Asset: “Best Interests Of Shareholders”

Sandell Asset: “Best Interests Of Shareholders”

The AXIS/EXOR/PartnerRe business matter continues, with Sandell Asset Management Corp issuing a public letter to the Chairman of PartnerRe Board expressing concern “that, with respect to the EXOR offer, certain actions of the Board of PartnerRe Ltd. did not appear to have been in the best interests of PartnerRe shareholders.” “While... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: Chris Martin Leaves Fans Wanting More

Review: Chris Martin Leaves Fans Wanting More

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Reggae artist Chris Martin took to the stage to perform at the first annual Bermuda Caribbean Music Festival on Saturday night and left fans wanting more. The Jamaican singer was the headliner of the concert, put on by Hott 107.5. The event featured a slew of local talent and was MC’d by Hott radio personality Ninja... Read more of this article

L’Alliance Française To Hold Benefit Concert

L’Alliance Française To Hold Benefit Concert

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be dedicating “Concert d’Antan”, a Baroque concert at Verdmont, to the memory of the late Edgar Humann Guilleminot [pictured left], a long-time Bermuda resident and philanthropist. Audrey Smatt, president of l’Alliance Française des Bermudes, said, “Mr. Humann, who passed away in March, had a... Read more of this article

Samuelsson Recipe: Fish Chowder Croquettes

Samuelsson Recipe: Fish Chowder Croquettes

Acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson posted a recipe for “Bermudian Fish Chowder Croquettes” on his website, saying the Croquettes will be one of the signature dishes at the new restaurant set to open at the Hamilton Princess on May 27th. “I’m so excited about this new endeavor and recipe that I had to share prior to our opening,”... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Photos: KBB Teams Pick Up 4.5 Tons Of Litter

Photos: KBB Teams Pick Up 4.5 Tons Of Litter

Volunteers joined in Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s [KBB] National Cleanup over the weekend of May 16, with 28 teams picking up 4.5 tons of litter and debris from neighbourhoods and public parks across the island. “We are pleased to have the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] support this year’s event and form ‘tourism teams’ at two of our Island’s... Read more of this article

Marsh & Guy Carpenter Clean Up Local Beach

Marsh & Guy Carpenter Clean Up Local Beach

Marsh and Guy Carpenter spent this morning [May 22] volunteering on the island as part of the companies’ inaugural Global Volunteer Month, designated as May 2015.Globally, 25 countries are participating in Global Volunteer Month with volunteer efforts in 240 cities planned throughout the month of May. In Bermuda, May 22 has been designated as the... Read more of this article

The Buzz Responds To  ‘Roundup’ Suspension

The Buzz Responds To ‘Roundup’ Suspension

Following the announcement that the importation of weed spray ‘Roundup’ has been suspended, the Buzz said they “commend Minister Atherden’s commitment to ‘promoting safe practices as part of our stewardship of Bermuda’s delicate environment’, and to recognizing that more work must be done.” A statement from the group... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Commits Crime Wearing Ankle Bracelet

Man Commits Crime Wearing Ankle Bracelet

A 24-year-old man appeared in Magistrates Court yesterday [May 21] where he pleaded guilty to trespassing at residences and stealing, with the Court hearing he was wearing an ankle bracelet at the time, with the monitoring device tracking him to the locations at the time the offences were committed. Rayshun Edwards appeared before Magistrate Archie... Read more of this article

Woman Admits Stealing Codfish, Chicken, Steak

Woman Admits Stealing Codfish, Chicken, Steak

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [May 19], 58-year-old Glenda Crockwell was granted a Conditional Discharge after she plead guilty to stealing $30 worth of chicken thighs, codfish, and steak from the Shelly Bay Marketplace on 26th April 2015. The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Archie Warner that a store Security Officer had seen Ms Crockwell... Read more of this article

Woman Denies Smuggling Cannabis Into Prison

Woman Denies Smuggling Cannabis Into Prison

In Magistrates Court this morning [May 18], a 24-year-old woman denied charges alleging she smuggled cannabis into Westgate Correctional Facility. Ms Shamaine Kidd pleaded not guilty to being in an Increased Penalty Zone, which was the Westgate Correctional Facility, and possessing cannabis and cannabis resin intended for supply. Ms Kidd also plead... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

CITV’s Live Bermuda Day Parade Coverage

CITV’s Live Bermuda Day Parade Coverage

Live coverage of the Bermuda Day Parade will be carried on CITV starting at 1.30 p.m. Monday May 25. Hosts Tina Evans-Caines and Keevil “The Captain” Burgess will deliver live colour commentary of the parade from start to finish. The Bermuda Day Parade can be seen on CITV CableVision ch. 2 and WOW ch. 102 beginning at 1.30 p.m. It will also be streamed live at www.citv.gov.bm. Related... Read more of this article

Premier: 147 CCTV Cameras At 81 Locations

Premier: 147 CCTV Cameras At 81 Locations

The CCTV project  ”has now been substantially completed with 147 cameras at 81 locations” and “installation work at the remaining 3 locations is ongoing,” Premier & Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly today [May 22], adding that the system will cost $111,165.07 per month. “Specific areas of the... Read more of this article

Passenger Live Tweets From Norwegian Dawn

Passenger Live Tweets From Norwegian Dawn

Even as the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn ran aground in the North Channel yesterday afternoon [May 19], at least one of the vessel’s reported 2,675 passengers took the time to document the events via Twitter, sharing a number of photographs and insights originating directly from the scene. The grounding was also captured on camera, with a time-lapse video showing... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Motorcycle & Taxi Collision On South Road

Motorcycle & Taxi Collision On South Road

At approximately 10.30am this morning [May 25] there was a collision involving a taxi and motorcycle on South Road, in the area by Brighton Hill Road, with it appearing that the motorcycle crashed into the back of the taxi, resulting in damage to both vehicles. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Related... Read more of this article

Cruise Ship ‘Norwegian Dawn’ Arrives In Boston

Cruise Ship ‘Norwegian Dawn’ Arrives In Boston

After running aground while departing Bermuda last week, the cruise liner Norwegian Dawn has finally arrived at its destination of Boston, Massachusetts, with one passenger reporting the incident as a chance to spend “another day in Bermuda – perfect.” A story in the Boston Herald says, “Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death: 50-Year-Old Troy Hewey

Police Confirm Death: 50-Year-Old Troy Hewey

The police have confirmed that 50-year-old Troy Hewey has died following the traffic collision on Friday in Southampton, marking the 5th road traffic fatality of this year. A police spokesperson said, “Tonight [Saturday] at 10:55pm, 50-year-old Troy Hewey died as a result of injuries received in the Road Traffic Collision that took place at 8am... Read more of this article


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