Minister Fahy On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

Minister Fahy On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy held  a press conference today [Oct 30]  to clarify Department of Planning matters in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo. The Minister said, “In the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo, myself and some of my Cabinet colleagues have been inundated with calls and queries regarding repair-work to their homes – as to... Read more of this article

Regatta Cruise Ship To Bypass St George’s

Regatta Cruise Ship To Bypass St George’s

The Regatta cruise ship will be bypassing St. George’s to berth in Dockyard due to predicted high winds, the Department of Marine & Ports said today [Oct 30]. The Regatta cruise ship — an occasional caller to Bermuda — was scheduled to dock at Pennos Wharf in St. George’s today carrying an estimated 709 passengers and 386 crew, in what would... Read more of this article

Matthew Sharpe Called To The Bermuda Bar

Matthew Sharpe Called To The Bermuda Bar

Matthew Sharpe was called to the Bermuda Bar on Friday, October 24th having completed his training contract at Conyers Dill & Pearman. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Kent and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Cardiff University. Previously, he had received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in History,... Read more of this article

Photos: $70 Million Super Yacht Back In Bermuda

Photos: $70 Million Super Yacht Back In Bermuda

The $70 million super yacht “Lady S” is back in Bermuda, where it is presently docked at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. At last report, the 225-foot long vessel is owned by Daniel Snyder, an American billionaire best known as the owner of the Washington American football team, which has been embroiled in some controversy over the name.Built by... Read more of this article

Photos: Thanksgiving Gathering At City Hall

Photos: Thanksgiving Gathering At City Hall

[Updated] Anglican Bishop of Bermuda, Nicholas Dill joined with other churches and community groups today [Oct 29] at City Hall in Hamilton to hold a special service to thank Bermuda’s “hurricane heroes.” Bishop Nicholas Dill said, “We want to thank God for bringing us through two storms and for Bermuda’s resilience and acknowledge and... Read more of this article

10am: 225 Customers Remain Without Power

10am: 225 Customers Remain Without Power

[Updated] BELCO said that as of 6:00pm this evening [Oct 29], approximately 446 customers remain without power. ”Tomorrow, as BELCO Dispatch Operators will be sending out crews to the remaining small jobs, we will no longer be posting lists of where crews will be working,” a spokesperson said. “To do so would create confusion for... Read more of this article

New Parliamentary Registrar: Tenia Woolridge

New Parliamentary Registrar: Tenia Woolridge

Government House has announced the appointment of Ms Tenia Woolridge as the new Parliamentary Registrar effective 1 October 2014. Ms Woolridge succeeds Mr Randy Scott who took early retirement in October 2013. The Governor, Mr George Fergusson said, “I am delighted that Ms Woolridge has accepted this role. The post of Parliamentary Registrar is vital... Read more of this article

CableVision Offers 25% Credit to Subscribers

CableVision Offers 25% Credit to Subscribers

[Updated] Bermuda CableVision is offering all monthly subscribers a 25% storm credit following Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo. The offer will see CableVision extend the credit to all customers for the disruption of television and internet services, and will be reflected on their November bills. Credited services include: economy tier, deluxe tier, super... Read more of this article

Police Invite Owners To Claim Impound Vehicles

Police Invite Owners To Claim Impound Vehicles

The Bermuda Police Service are inviting owners of several vehicles presently in the Police Impound to claim and collect them while any vehicle not claimed within twenty one [21] days will be disposed of. A police spokesperson said, “There are several vehicles presently in the Police Impound at Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire. The available... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank today [Oct 29] announced its community reforestation project following the recent impact of Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical Storm Fay. A spokesperson said, “Clarien will be offering 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted, all of which are hardy native & endemic species and representative of the island’s... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: Free Buzz Coffee For Digicel Customers

Video: Free Buzz Coffee For Digicel Customers

“Days after offering postpaid customers 150 free minutes of international talk time, an exciting partnership with Buzz gives all Digicel customers the opportunity to avail of a free coffee this week,” the company announced today [Oct 29]. Alistair Beak, CEO of Digicel Bermuda advises; “As part of our network restoration celebration and... Read more of this article

Video: Lightbourn Preparing For Miss World

Video: Lightbourn Preparing For Miss World

After beating out seven other contestants and being crowned as Miss Bermuda on July 6, 2014, Lillian Lightbourn is preparing to head to the United Kingdom in December in order to represent Bermuda at the international Miss World Pageant. Ms. Lightbourn, who has modeled in locales around the world, currently lives and works in New York as a fashion model. Previous... Read more of this article

Aerial Video: Longtail Boat Being Removed

Aerial Video: Longtail Boat Being Removed

Following Hurricane Gonzalo, the MV Longtail had to be lifted by a crane in the Harbour Road area earlier last week, with Bermuda Aerial Media on hand to capture the scene from above. Damage to boats was a common theme around the island following the storms, and the Department of Marine & Ports Services has already reminded the public that they... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Cricket: Bermuda Go Down By 10 Wickets

Cricket: Bermuda Go Down By 10 Wickets

Bermuda have finished 6th in the ICC World Division 3 Tournament in Malaysia following their 10 wicket defeat by the United States, with both teams being relegated to Division 4. Bermuda won the toss and elected to bat, they were bowled all out for 113, Jordan DeSilva was the top scorer with 39, while Christian Burgess added 21 and Kamau Leverock was... Read more of this article

CellOne Island Basketball League Kicks Off

CellOne Island Basketball League Kicks Off

The CellOne Island Basketball League tipped off last night [Oct 29] inside the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium with a men’s double-header. In the opener the Hoop Stars took on the Court Kings, and then the Rim Rockers took on the Twisters, with a total of 163 points scored on the night. The Hoop Stars built an early lead and managed to hold off the... Read more of this article

Commercial Bowling League Round Up

Commercial Bowling League Round Up

In Commercial League Bowling action at the Warwick Lanes saw the Alley Pals defeat the BPS Blue Lanterns 4 – 0, the Super Stars defeated the Strikers 4 – 0, B.T.C. defeated the Braves 4 – 0, while the Sweet Life defeated Gard Do It Best 3 – 1. The Spinners defeated Double Trouble 3 – 1 and the Sunset defeated Team Unsponsored 3 – 1. Women’s... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Minister Fahy On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

Minister Fahy On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy held  a press conference today [Oct 30]  to clarify Department of Planning matters in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo. The Minister said, “In the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo, myself and some of my Cabinet colleagues have been inundated with calls and queries regarding repair-work to their homes – as to... Read more of this article

Restaurant Week Sign Up Ends October 31

Restaurant Week Sign Up Ends October 31

The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] Product and Experiences team is getting set to launch Restaurant Week, with a call to island restaurants aiming to make the 2015 iteration of the event bigger and better than ever. Providing the opportunity to “showcase your restaurant’s food profile,” Restaurant Week 2015 will take place... Read more of this article

Matthew Sharpe Called To The Bermuda Bar

Matthew Sharpe Called To The Bermuda Bar

Matthew Sharpe was called to the Bermuda Bar on Friday, October 24th having completed his training contract at Conyers Dill & Pearman. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Kent and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Cardiff University. Previously, he had received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in History,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Guest Artist Named For 2015 Beach Art Festival

Guest Artist Named For 2015 Beach Art Festival

Tony Plant of Newquay, Cornwall will be the guest beach artist at the next Bermuda Beach Art Festival, which is scheduled to be held on  March 28th, 2015. Mr. Plant has been creating Beach Art for more than two decades, with the temporary art form having taken him from Cornwall,England to Scotland, France, Spain and Sri Lanka. The very first guest... Read more of this article

Restaurant Week Sign Up Ends October 31

Restaurant Week Sign Up Ends October 31

The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] Product and Experiences team is getting set to launch Restaurant Week, with a call to island restaurants aiming to make the 2015 iteration of the event bigger and better than ever. Providing the opportunity to “showcase your restaurant’s food profile,” Restaurant Week 2015 will take place... Read more of this article

Tony Gaskins To Speak In Bermuda On Nov 10

Tony Gaskins To Speak In Bermuda On Nov 10

Mr. Tony Gaskins, a relationship expert known for giving informative talks aimed at improving his audience’s love life, is currently traveling the United States for his Real Love Tour and was able to extend the trip to include Bermuda. Many people on the island have shared his motivational, inspirational and very real messages across social media,... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank today [Oct 29] announced its community reforestation project following the recent impact of Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical Storm Fay. A spokesperson said, “Clarien will be offering 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted, all of which are hardy native & endemic species and representative of the island’s... Read more of this article

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Over the past six months, the Government has put in place several interim measures to reduce the amount of Fats, Oils, Grease [FOG] and other unacceptable material in the island’s sewage waste stream. This FOG in the wastewater can solidify to create the so-called “greaseballs” that sometimes wash ashore from the Seabright outfall on South Shore... Read more of this article

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

The Department of Parks said they are “reminding the public that the Botanical Gardens and the Arboretum are closed to the general public for health and safety reasons,” as they “sustained extensive tree and shrub damage as a result of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo.” The Department said it is anticipated they will... Read more of this article

CRIME

75 Year Old Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

75 Year Old Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

A 75 year old Pembroke man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving last night in Paget after the police saw him driving in what they termed an “erratic manner.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:30pm on Wednesday, October 29th police received a report of a suspected impaired driver traveling along South Road in Paget. “Officers... Read more of this article

HMS Argyll Seizes $15 Million In Cocaine

HMS Argyll Seizes $15 Million In Cocaine

The HMS Argyll seized over 200Kg [441lbs] of cocaine with what was said to be an estimated street value of $15 million only a day after leaving Bermuda, where the ship had been assisting with the clear-up following Hurricane Gonzalo. After spending four days in Bermuda, she was returning to the Caribbean when the ship encountered a suspect yacht in... Read more of this article

Weekend Arrests: 1 For DUI, 3 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 1 For DUI, 3 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [Oct 25/26] police officers arrested one person on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme [STEP] continues. “Officers also arrested three people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island,” a police spokesperson... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Video: Free Buzz Coffee For Digicel Customers

Video: Free Buzz Coffee For Digicel Customers

“Days after offering postpaid customers 150 free minutes of international talk time, an exciting partnership with Buzz gives all Digicel customers the opportunity to avail of a free coffee this week,” the company announced today [Oct 29]. Alistair Beak, CEO of Digicel Bermuda advises; “As part of our network restoration celebration and to extend our sincere... Read more of this article

CableVision Offers 25% Credit to Subscribers

CableVision Offers 25% Credit to Subscribers

[Updated] Bermuda CableVision is offering all monthly subscribers a 25% storm credit following Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo. The offer will see CableVision extend the credit to all customers for the disruption of television and internet services, and will be reflected on their November bills. Credited services include: economy tier, deluxe tier, super tier, variety tier,... Read more of this article

CableVision: 93% Of Video, 85% Of Internet

CableVision: 93% Of Video, 85% Of Internet

“As of today, 93 per cent of our video subscribers and 85 per cent of our internet subscribers are back online,” Bermuda CableVision CEO Terry Roberson said today [Oct 28]. Mr. Roberson added, “Our crews are still working across the island, aside from St. George’s and St. David’s where work has been completed. “Tomorrow, we will address the following... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Unmannned Rocket Explodes After Launch

Unmannned Rocket Explodes After Launch

An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded shortly after its launch in Virginia last night [Oct 28]. The rocket had originally been scheduled to launch last week, however it was delayed due to Hurricane Gonzalo impact on the tracking site located in Bermuda. Last night the $200 million rocket and spacecraft —... Read more of this article

BFRS Set To Recognize Fire Safety Week

BFRS Set To Recognize Fire Safety Week

On November 3, 2014, beginning at 10.00am, Fire Safety Awareness Week 2014 will begin with an opening ceremony in the Hamilton Fire Station Recreation Hall. Proceedings that day will include an introduction by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dana Lovell and a welcoming speech by Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall. A spokesperson said, “CFO is inviting... Read more of this article

Woman Arrested After Crashing Into Parked Car

Woman Arrested After Crashing Into Parked Car

A 38 year old St. George’s woman was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving on Saturday [Oct 25] after her car crashed into a parked car on Union Street. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1am on Saturday, October 25th police officers were dispatched to a reported two vehicle damage only collision on Union Street in Pembroke near the junction... Read more of this article


Video: Before & After Hurricane Gonzalo