30 Minute Video: August 14 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 14 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... Read more of this article

PLP, OBA On Alleged Corruption, Politics & More

PLP, OBA On Alleged Corruption, Politics & More

Following comments made by outgoing MP Trevor Moniz, the PLP said it is “shocking that Mr Moniz would claim fealty to good governance” whilst supporting Craig Cannonier and Vic Ball, while Mr Cannonier said that the PLP “continues to deflect from the main issue: the economy” and people want to “know why they are suffering... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Bananas & Plant Biosecurity

Video: Minister On Bananas & Plant Biosecurity

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban held a press conference today where he provided more information about the recent shipment of bananas and also stressed the importance of plant biosecurity. Minister Roban said, “I am pleased today, once again, to announce to Bermuda that yes we have bananas! It is our hope and belief that... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 561 Test Results, None Were Positive

Covid-19: 561 Test Results, None Were Positive

There were 561 test results received today and none were positive for COVID-19, so the total of confirmed positive cases remains at 159, with 5 active cases. A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 561 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for COVID-19. “Bermuda has had 159 total confirmed positive... Read more of this article

Dr. Oyinloye Named New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Oyinloye Named New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ayoola Oyinloye will be taking over as Bermuda’s new Chief Medical Officer. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Ministry of Health announced that Dr. Ayoola Oyinloye will be taking over as Bermuda’s new Chief Medical Officer, following the retirement of Dr. Cheryl Peek-Ball on August 31st 2020. “The remit of the Chief Medical Officer... Read more of this article

Info Session For Female Entrepreneur Market

Info Session For Female Entrepreneur Market

Women who Own and Manage Businesses [WOMB] will be hosting a “Market Vendor Information Session” on Monday, August 17 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. A spokesperson said, “In these unusual times, businesses find themselves having to re-evaluate how they do business. Larger businesses have shifted to a remote working environment, other businesses are also... Read more of this article

Suspected Drugs Seized, Two Men Arrested

Suspected Drugs Seized, Two Men Arrested

A search warrant executed at a Pembroke residence resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old man, and a 28-year old man was also arrested at the airport for alleged importation of a controlled drug. 21-Year-Old Arrested A police spokesperson said, “At 10:28 a.m. on Wednesday 12th August, police executed a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs... Read more of this article


Bermuda Sandcastle Competition On Sept 5

Bermuda Sandcastle Competition On Sept 5

The annual Bermuda Sandcastle Competition will be held on Saturday, September 5th, on Horseshoe Bay. A spokesperson said, “The annual Bermuda Sandcastle Competition is excited to announce its return this year. Planning for the event had been put on hold since March with the Coronavirus outbreak, but organizer Hannah Emmerson is excited to announce... Read more of this article

Standard & Poor’s Affirms Bermuda’s Ratings

Standard & Poor’s Affirms Bermuda’s Ratings

Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson announced that ratings agency Standard & Poor’s [S&P] has affirmed Bermuda’s A+ long-term sovereign credit and senior unsecured debt ratings as well as its A-1 short-term rating and its AA+ transfer and convertibility assessment as “Stable.” Minister Dickinson stated, “In light of our intention... Read more of this article

BELCO Has Restored All Power After Outage

BELCO Has Restored All Power After Outage

[Updated] Following the power outages in the west end yesterday, BELCO has restored power to approximately 4,000 customers, and the work continues this morning to restore power to the remaining customers. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] this morning provided an update on restoration efforts following three... Read more of this article

Highlighting Endeavour Programme Participants

Highlighting Endeavour Programme Participants

[Written by Robyn Bardgett] The Endeavour Maritime Career Springboard Programme is a seven-week intensive training to encourage and support Bermudian youth 16 and older toward starting a maritime career. The programme is offered through a partnership with the Bermuda College Division of Professional and Career Education [PACE]. Young people who have... Read more of this article

Video: August 14th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 14th Bernews Morning Newsflash

BFRS respond to “hazardous material spill”, 10th named storm of season forms in Atlantic, BNV discussion with LaKiesha-Marie Wolffe, Jamahl Simmons appointed BEDC Chairman, PHC Foundation award scholarships, police identify driver and no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda are some of the stories in this morning’s [Aug 14] Bernews Newsflash.The... Read more of this article

PHC Foundation Annual Scholarship Awards

PHC Foundation Annual Scholarship Awards

The PHC Foundation held their annual Scholarship Awards Presentation at the National Sports Centre Pavilion on August 7, with $25,000 being awarded. A spokesperson said, “The PHC Foundation recently held their annual Scholarship Awards Presentation at the National Sports Centre Pavilion on the 7th of August 2020. “The awards presentation commenced... Read more of this article

“We Have Now Been Able To Identify The Driver”

“We Have Now Been Able To Identify The Driver”

The police confirmed that they were able to “identify the driver of the vehicle which almost collided with a motorcycle rider on Cavendish Road.” In an online post, the police said, “Thanks to the support of the public, we have now been able to identify the driver of the vehicle which almost collided with a motorcycle rider on Cavendish... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 13 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 13 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... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate Assisting With Mail Services

U.S. Consulate Assisting With Mail Services

The U.S. Consulate said they are “aware of inconveniences caused by the suspension of mail services from the United States to Bermuda” and have ”been engaged in positive dialogue with contacts in the United States to help get the issue resolved.” A spokesperson said, “U.S. Consulate General Hamilton is aware of inconveniences... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [Aug 13] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below.Update 7.28pm: Minister Diallo Rabain’s full statement follows below: Good Evening Bermuda, There are now 26 days leading up to the start of the 2020/21... Read more of this article

Jamahl Simmons Appointed BEDC Chairman

Jamahl Simmons Appointed BEDC Chairman

Premier David Burt today [Aug 13] announced the appointment of MP Jamahl Snaith-Simmons as Chairman of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC]. Premier Burt remarked, “As we have successfully navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, we must now focus on successfully navigating the tough economic times ahead. “As a government we have long... Read more of this article

Power Outages, BELCO Working To Restore

Power Outages, BELCO Working To Restore

[Updated] BELCO said they are “working to repair a major transmission fault which has led to outages in the West End of the island.” “The outages occurred due to faults on primary transmission lines on Middle Road, Southampton. BELCO crews are working hard to restore customers as quickly and as efficiently as possible,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

Register For Classes At Bermuda College

Register For Classes At Bermuda College

Bermuda College has advised students that have been affected by the unavailability of the Biometric Identification Process for Canadian Visa Applicants in Bermuda that it is not to late to register for classes at Bermuda College. A spokesperson said, “Earlier this week the Ministry of Labour advised the public that due to a ban on business travel... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Near Completion

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Near Completion

Skyport has released the latest episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this episode highlighting the expected completion, with Skyport saying they “expect construction to be completed by the end of September and then the testing and commissioning will commence for a few months thereafter.” Speaking... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To “Hazardous Material Spill”

BFRS Respond To “Hazardous Material Spill”

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a “hazardous materials spill” at the hospital this morning. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 7:39am this morning a called was received by BFRS Dispatch of a hazardous material spill at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.“The BFRS responded with four appliances from Hamilton and one... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: August 14 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 14 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... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Bananas & Plant Biosecurity

Video: Minister On Bananas & Plant Biosecurity

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban held a press conference today where he provided more information about the recent shipment of bananas and also stressed the importance of plant biosecurity. Minister Roban said, “I am pleased today, once again, to announce to Bermuda that yes we have bananas! It is our hope and belief that... Read more of this article

Video: August 14th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 14th Bernews Morning Newsflash

BFRS respond to “hazardous material spill”, 10th named storm of season forms in Atlantic, BNV discussion with LaKiesha-Marie Wolffe, Jamahl Simmons appointed BEDC Chairman, PHC Foundation award scholarships, police identify driver and no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda are some of the stories in this morning’s [Aug 14] Bernews Newsflash.The... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Golf: BPGA Two Person Team Best Ball Results

Golf: BPGA Two Person Team Best Ball Results

The Bermuda Professional Golf Association continued its tournament schedule at the Mid Ocean Club. The format was a Two Person Team Best Ball with each pro teaming with an amateur. Tournament favorites Chaka DeSilva and Jarryd Dillas took top honors with a team score of 7-under par 64. Both players making their fair share of birdies proving home course... Read more of this article

Cricket Players Of The Week: Leverock & Darrell

Cricket Players Of The Week: Leverock & Darrell

The Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] announced the Premier and First Division players of the week. A spokesperson said, “The BCB is pleased to announce the T20 Domestic League Premier and First Division players of the week for August 8 & 9 [Week 5].Premier Division “Kamau Leverock [Somerset CC v St. George’s] – 126 runs not out. The... Read more of this article

Craig Bean Championships Day Four Results

Craig Bean Championships Day Four Results

Another action-packed day took place at the Fairmont Southampton tennis courts as the 2020 Craig Bean Memorial Championships continued. A total of seven matches needed a third set to decide a winner, with Gavin Manders able to defeat Scott Redmond 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, while Nick Butterfield defeated Vincent Boisvert 6-3, 1-6, 10-2. Lionel Bartley defeated... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Info Session For Female Entrepreneur Market

Info Session For Female Entrepreneur Market

Women who Own and Manage Businesses [WOMB] will be hosting a “Market Vendor Information Session” on Monday, August 17 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. A spokesperson said, “In these unusual times, businesses find themselves having to re-evaluate how they do business. Larger businesses have shifted to a remote working environment, other businesses are also... Read more of this article

Standard & Poor’s Affirms Bermuda’s Ratings

Standard & Poor’s Affirms Bermuda’s Ratings

Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson announced that ratings agency Standard & Poor’s [S&P] has affirmed Bermuda’s A+ long-term sovereign credit and senior unsecured debt ratings as well as its A-1 short-term rating and its AA+ transfer and convertibility assessment as “Stable.” Minister Dickinson stated, “In light of our intention... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: August 13 2020

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: August 13 2020

August 13 saw 39,565 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $121,033.35 BD. 38,865 shares were traded by LOM Financial Limited, closing up 1.5% at $2.79 per share, while another 700 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, closing at an even $18.00 per share. The BSX finished at 1,833.97, up 0.01% on the day. There was 1 advance, 0 declines,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermuda Sandcastle Competition On Sept 5

Bermuda Sandcastle Competition On Sept 5

The annual Bermuda Sandcastle Competition will be held on Saturday, September 5th, on Horseshoe Bay. A spokesperson said, “The annual Bermuda Sandcastle Competition is excited to announce its return this year. Planning for the event had been put on hold since March with the Coronavirus outbreak, but organizer Hannah Emmerson is excited to announce... Read more of this article

Kirkland Hamill To Host Live Webinar On Aug 19

Kirkland Hamill To Host Live Webinar On Aug 19

Bermudian author Mr. Kirkland Hamill will be hosting a live webinar on Wednesday, August 19th, to speak about his recently released book Filthy Beasts – a book about family, addiction, and recovery. A spokesperson said, “Solstice, a holistic wellness centre, today announced that Bermudian author Mr. Kirkland Hamill will be hosting a live... Read more of this article

Mitchell House Museum To Re-Open On Aug 19

Mitchell House Museum To Re-Open On Aug 19

The St. George’s Historical Society announced that the Mitchell House Museum will be reopening on Wednesday, August 19th. A spokesperson said, “St. George’s Historical Society is pleased to announce the Re-Opening of Mitchell House Museum on Wednesdays and Saturdays, commencing August 19. “Step back in time in this 18th century home,... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

BELCO Responds To Emissions Concerns

BELCO Responds To Emissions Concerns

BELCO has responded to “comments on plant emissions that have been affecting the surrounding neighbourhood, whilst also moving to dispel misinformation on plant operations and staff responsiveness to community concerns.” BELCO President Dennis Pimentel said, “At BELCO we take the health and safety of our employees and the community very... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘BELCO Must Take Immediate Action’

Minister: ‘BELCO Must Take Immediate Action’

“The lack of urgency expressed by the company is alarming,” Minister Jason Hayward said, adding that “BELCO must take immediate action in order to mitigate the conditions currently faced by surrounding residents.” Minister Hayward — who is the MP for Pembroke Central –  said, “Over the last two weeks, I have... Read more of this article

DENR Monitoring & Assessing BELCO Emissions

DENR Monitoring & Assessing BELCO Emissions

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] said they continue to work with BELCO to “monitor emissions from BELCO following concerns raised by affected area residents.” A spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] continues to work with the Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO]... Read more of this article

CRIME

Suspected Drugs Seized, Two Men Arrested

Suspected Drugs Seized, Two Men Arrested

A search warrant executed at a Pembroke residence resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old man, and a 28-year old man was also arrested at the airport for alleged importation of a controlled drug. 21-Year-Old Arrested A police spokesperson said, “At 10:28 a.m. on Wednesday 12th August, police executed a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘Ignore Fake Social Media Advertisements’

Govt: ‘Ignore Fake Social Media Advertisements’

The Bermuda Government warns the public about a series of fraudulent social media advertisements connecting MP Wayne Caines to investment opportunities. A spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is aware of a series of fake social media advertisements connecting MP Wayne Caines to investment opportunities. Please note that these online... Read more of this article

60-Year-Old Man Stabbed, 69-Year-Old Arrested

60-Year-Old Man Stabbed, 69-Year-Old Arrested

A 60-year-old man is being treated in hospital for multiple stab wounds, and a 69-year-old man has been arrested. A police spokesperson said, “At about 10:00 a.m today, Sunday, 9th August, a passersby observed a male, with what appeared to be stab wounds, on Union Street in Pembroke. “The 60-year-old male was transported to King Edward VII... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

BEDC To Host Cybersecurity & Privacy Webinar

BEDC To Host Cybersecurity & Privacy Webinar

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] will be holding a free webinar entitled “Privacy & Security Considerations for Businesses Post Covid-19” on Wednesday, August 19 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. The event flyer says, “Join us for an interactive webinar panel discussion on Cybersecurity and Privacy impacts to your business in a post COVID-19 environment.... Read more of this article

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

Due to a “ban on business travel for Canadian public servants, the Canadian Consulate is unable to facilitate the Biometric Identification Process for Canadian Visa Applicants in Bermuda,” the Ministry of Labour said. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will be aware that specific identification criteria are mandatory for some individuals applying... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘Ignore Fake Social Media Advertisements’

Govt: ‘Ignore Fake Social Media Advertisements’

The Bermuda Government warns the public about a series of fraudulent social media advertisements connecting MP Wayne Caines to investment opportunities. A spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is aware of a series of fake social media advertisements connecting MP Wayne Caines to investment opportunities. Please note that these online advertisements are fraudulent. “The... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

“We Have Now Been Able To Identify The Driver”

“We Have Now Been Able To Identify The Driver”

The police confirmed that they were able to “identify the driver of the vehicle which almost collided with a motorcycle rider on Cavendish Road.” In an online post, the police said, “Thanks to the support of the public, we have now been able to identify the driver of the vehicle which almost collided with a motorcycle rider on Cavendish... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To “Hazardous Material Spill”

BFRS Respond To “Hazardous Material Spill”

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a “hazardous materials spill” at the hospital this morning. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 7:39am this morning a called was received by BFRS Dispatch of a hazardous material spill at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.“The BFRS responded with four appliances from Hamilton and one... Read more of this article

“Disregard For Safety Of Other Road Users”

“Disregard For Safety Of Other Road Users”

Noting a video clip posted on social media depicting a near collision in Devonshire, the police said it ”can only be described as wanton disregard for the safety and wellbeing of other road users” and have urged people to “practice care, courtesy and caution” on the roads. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is... Read more of this article