30 Minute Video: February 21 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 21 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 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

Minister Speaks To ABIC About Health Strategy

Minister Speaks To ABIC About Health Strategy

Earlier today, Minister of Health Kim Wilson spoke to members of the Association of Bermuda International Companies [ABIC] about the Bermuda Health Strategy and the health-related elements in the recent Budget. Minister Wilson said, “The Ministry of Health is one of the largest Ministries in the Government. Our mandate is very significant and... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Visitor

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Visitor

The police have confirmed the death of a 50-year-old male visitor from New York, who collapsed while sightseeing in the east end this afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 3:30pm today [Wednesday] a medical emergency was reported. The incident occurred outside the Unfinished Church in St. Georges. “It appears that a 50-year-old... Read more of this article

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines held a lunch and learn event today [Feb 21] to discuss cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other aspects of digital currency, with the Minister joined by industry experts and attendees to discuss and the Government’s plans. “This is a phenomenal opportunity for our country to grow,” said the Minister,... Read more of this article

‘SSM Ban Violates AGU Location Requirements’

‘SSM Ban Violates AGU Location Requirements’

The Geoscience & Society Summit was scheduled to be held in Bermuda in September, however the organisers said as a result of the Domestic Partnerships Act, “Bermuda no longer meets AGU’s meeting location requirements” and they “are evaluating the options for relocating.” A statement on the organisation’s website under... Read more of this article

Photos: Government Meet With BIU Officials

Photos: Government Meet With BIU Officials

Members of the Government recently met with the BIU, with the Government posting the photos below online and saying, “Premier David Burt, Minister Walter Roban, Minister David Burch and Attorney-General Kathy Simmons met with Bermuda Industrial Union officials recently.” Related StoriesMinister Foggo Updates On Union Negotiations PLP:... Read more of this article

‘Making The Safety Of Our Children A Priority’

‘Making The Safety Of Our Children A Priority’

Jonathan Jon Cumberbatch — a 55-year-old convicted child sex offender — is to be released from prison today, with the Government previously issuing a public notification and a number of groups noting their support for the Government’s decision to notify the public, while expressing concern about Cumberbatch being released and saying the safety... Read more of this article


Govt Will Revise Height Restrictions In Hamilton

Govt Will Revise Height Restrictions In Hamilton

Government will revise height restrictions in the Hamilton Economic Empowerment Zone for residential and mixed-use development, Premier David Burt in the 2018/19 Budget, with the Government also set to relax condominium ownership restrictions for approved developments. In addition, Government will temporarily increase land tax rates on commercial properties... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference

A new Bermudian edition of a successful North American cyber-risk conference will be held later this year, the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] has announced. The inaugural International Cyber Risk Management Conference [ICRMC] Bermuda, presented by Canada’s MSA Research Inc, will take place December 6–7 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach... Read more of this article

Bermudian Student Killed In United Kingdom

Bermudian Student Killed In United Kingdom

Nottinghamshire police have launched a murder investigation after 17-year-old Bermudian student Lyrico Steede died after suffering serious injuries after being attacked in Bulwell. A statement from the Nottinghamshire Police in the UK said, “A 17-year-old who suffered serious injuries in a stabbing in Bulwell last week has died. “Lyrico... Read more of this article

Video: February 21 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 21 Bernews Morning Newsflash

UK police confirm death of 17-year-old Lyrico Steede following an attack in England, 115 people visit KEMH last month due to road traffic accidents,  William Spriggs appointed new Director of Economic & Cooperative Development, Bermuda hosting genetic research conference, Al Seymour Sr. to host exhibition of his work at Masterworks, Paget... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was interviewed at Fintech World’s: Blue Chip ICO’s Road Show at The Harvard Club, New York City, with the Minister discussing blockchain and cryptocurrency. “This is an opportunity to Bermuda to diversify,” Minister Caines said. “Blockchain technology is now enveloping the world and and... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 20 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 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Human health risks associated with drinking local tank water could be significantly reduced through increased public awareness of tank water as raw water and the adoption of appropriate disinfection procedures. According to the Government, that was one of the key findings of a new collaborative study examining the challenges facing Bermuda’s water... Read more of this article

Limited Access During Repair Work On Docks

Limited Access During Repair Work On Docks

Stevedoring Services Limited [SSL] executives have alerted shippers and importers that “urgent repairs” to the Corporation of Hamilton City Dock asphalt surface will take place from February 23 to February 25. “Access to the docks will be restricted for the duration of the dock roadworks, however extended access hours on Thursday,... Read more of this article

Economic & Cooperative Development Director

Economic & Cooperative Development Director

Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons announced the appointment of Mr. William Spriggs as Bermuda’s new Director of Economic and Cooperative Development. Saying it was “in alignment with the Government’s agenda to expand entrepreneurship, create greater and fairer access to funding for entrepreneurs, remove red tape and... Read more of this article

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 20], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Randolph Furbert, Dale Butler, Malachi Jones,... Read more of this article

50 Delegates To Attend Genetic Conference

50 Delegates To Attend Genetic Conference

Scientists and researchers from around the world are gathering in Bermuda this week for the second edition of a conference exploring the field of genetic research. Premier David Burt will officially open “Bermuda Principles: Impact on Splicing” Wednesday evening at the Fairmont Southampton. The conference, which runs through Saturday, has registered... Read more of this article

ABIR ‘Encouraged’ By Bermuda 2018/19 Budget

ABIR ‘Encouraged’ By Bermuda 2018/19 Budget

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] said they are “encouraged” by the 2018/19 Budget priorities “around growing the economy and, by extension, jobs, by developing FinTech and encouraging international investment, as well as by holding the line on payroll taxes.” “These initiatives signal efforts to... Read more of this article

Video: Perinchief Breaks Bermuda Indoor Record

Video: Perinchief Breaks Bermuda Indoor Record

Competing in a track meet in the United States, Bermuda’s Jah-Nhai Perinchief achieved an indoor personal best of 2.22m/7-3 1/4 in the high jump to win the event, setting a new Bermuda record in the process.Perinchief’s leap broke his own Bermuda Indoor Record of 2.17, it also moved him up to No. 9 on the NCAA leader boards. Perinchief,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: February 21 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 21 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 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines held a lunch and learn event today [Feb 21] to discuss cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other aspects of digital currency, with the Minister joined by industry experts and attendees to discuss and the Government’s plans. “This is a phenomenal opportunity for our country to grow,” said the Minister,... Read more of this article

Video: February 21 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 21 Bernews Morning Newsflash

UK police confirm death of 17-year-old Lyrico Steede following an attack in England, 115 people visit KEMH last month due to road traffic accidents,  William Spriggs appointed new Director of Economic & Cooperative Development, Bermuda hosting genetic research conference, Al Seymour Sr. to host exhibition of his work at Masterworks, Paget... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Rugby: Digicel Middle School League Results

Rugby: Digicel Middle School League Results

The Digicel Middle School League held their latest round of Youth Rugby, with students from Whitney, Saltus, Warwick Academy and Sandys taking part. TN Tatem and Sandys Middle School U14 teams after their gameU12sSaltus beat Sandys Middle School 20-10 Whitney Institute Middle School beat Sandys Middle School 25-20 Warwick Academy beat Whitney Institute... Read more of this article

Softball Bermuda To Hold Meeting On Feb 27

Softball Bermuda To Hold Meeting On Feb 27

Softball Bermuda will be holding their Annual General Meeting at the Pavilion at the National Sports Centre on Tuesday, February 27 at 5:45 pm. Immediately following will be a General Meeting where information about the start of the new softball season will be disseminated along with rule clarifications. All team representatives and other persons wishing... Read more of this article

Telford Electric Magic Mile Set For February 24

Telford Electric Magic Mile Set For February 24

The Bermuda Pacers Track Club is getting set to present the Telford Electric Magic Mile on Saturday [Feb 24] at 12.00pm at the National Sports Centre in Devonshire, with Saturday, March 3 serving as a rain date. Athletes should be available 30 minutes prior to times listed. The day’s events will include:Age categories – Approx. Distance... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference

A new Bermudian edition of a successful North American cyber-risk conference will be held later this year, the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] has announced. The inaugural International Cyber Risk Management Conference [ICRMC] Bermuda, presented by Canada’s MSA Research Inc, will take place December 6–7 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach... Read more of this article

Argo Group Announces 15% Stock Dividend

Argo Group Announces 15% Stock Dividend

Bermuda-based Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 15% stock dividend. The stock dividend is payable on March 21, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 7, 2018. Shareholders will receive... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 20 2018

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 20 2018

February 20 saw 10,656 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $463,536.00 BD. 10,656 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 1.1% at $43.50 per share. The BSX finished at 2,471.94, down 0.90% on the day. There were 0 advances, 1 decline, and 60 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Savvy Entertainment’s ‘Vegas Night’ On Feb 24

Savvy Entertainment’s ‘Vegas Night’ On Feb 24

Savvy Entertainment is getting set to host their first official event in The Shed, Bermuda’s newest entertainment venue in Dockyard, located on Cross Island; the space was formerly used by Team BAR during the America’s Cup and will play host to Vegas Night on Saturday, February 24 from 7.00pm until midnight. A spokesperson said, “Attendees... Read more of this article

Black Panther Showing Inspires & Assists Charity

Black Panther Showing Inspires & Assists Charity

[Written by Hafid James] This all started with my good friend Kara Simmons and I deciding to celebrate the Black Panther opening, a cultural game changer, by getting a few friends and fellow nerds together, buying out a cinema and enjoying the film. It exploded very quickly from a few friends, to 30 people, to about 100 people. Along the way we decided... Read more of this article

Lyndy Thatcher Performs At Westmeath

Lyndy Thatcher Performs At Westmeath

This past Wednesday, Lyndy Thatcher, a Bermuda real estate agent for Rego Sotheby’s International Realty, shared her love of music by performing on her ukulele in front of a large crowd at Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home in Pembroke for Valentine’s Day.“It felt so good to provide entertainment for such a sweet group of people,”... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Human health risks associated with drinking local tank water could be significantly reduced through increased public awareness of tank water as raw water and the adoption of appropriate disinfection procedures. According to the Government, that was one of the key findings of a new collaborative study examining the challenges facing Bermuda’s water... Read more of this article

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Elizabeth J. Zechmeister & Claire Q. Evans] During the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season, six major storms – all of which were Category 3 or higher – produced devastating human, material and financial devastation across the southern United States and the Caribbean. Last year’s above-average storm activity was... Read more of this article

‘Known’ Abandoned Boats To Be Removed

‘Known’ Abandoned Boats To Be Removed

Following their previous advisory that abandoned boats, whose owners are ‘unknown’, will be removed from the water, Government is now advising owners of ‘known’ abandoned vessels that unless their boat is removed by March 8th, the Government will dispose of them. “If you are the owner of any of these boats, you have until... Read more of this article

CRIME

‘Making The Safety Of Our Children A Priority’

‘Making The Safety Of Our Children A Priority’

Jonathan Jon Cumberbatch — a 55-year-old convicted child sex offender — is to be released from prison today, with the Government previously issuing a public notification and a number of groups noting their support for the Government’s decision to notify the public, while expressing concern about Cumberbatch being released and saying the safety... Read more of this article

Bermudian Student Killed In United Kingdom

Bermudian Student Killed In United Kingdom

Nottinghamshire police have launched a murder investigation after 17-year-old Bermudian student Lyrico Steede died after suffering serious injuries after being attacked in Bulwell. A statement from the Nottinghamshire Police in the UK said, “A 17-year-old who suffered serious injuries in a stabbing in Bulwell last week has died. “Lyrico... Read more of this article

Police Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents

Police Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents

Police are investigating two incidents of indecent exposure encountered by two different women at different locations this weekend, with the suspect described as a “naked brown complexioned male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall of medium build.” A police spokesperson said, “Inquiries are underway regarding two reported incidents of... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines held a lunch and learn event today [Feb 21] to discuss cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other aspects of digital currency, with the Minister joined by industry experts and attendees to discuss and the Government’s plans. “This is a phenomenal opportunity for our country to grow,” said the Minister, who noted Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference

A new Bermudian edition of a successful North American cyber-risk conference will be held later this year, the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] has announced. The inaugural International Cyber Risk Management Conference [ICRMC] Bermuda, presented by Canada’s MSA Research Inc, will take place December 6–7 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, following... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was interviewed at Fintech World’s: Blue Chip ICO’s Road Show at The Harvard Club, New York City, with the Minister discussing blockchain and cryptocurrency. “This is an opportunity to Bermuda to diversify,” Minister Caines said. “Blockchain technology is now enveloping the world and and we want to be the... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

115 Visit ER Due To Road Accidents In January

115 Visit ER Due To Road Accidents In January

115 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department last month due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. The statistics for January 2018 show that 115 victims required services of the Emergency Department, seven were admitted to the Acute Care Wing, two were admitted to the ICU,... Read more of this article

Photos: Car Overturns After Cobbs Hill Collision

Photos: Car Overturns After Cobbs Hill Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision at approximately 7.15pm tonight [Feb 17], located on Cobbs Hill Road near the junction with South Road which resulted in a car landing on its side. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, police and an ambulance attended the scene. Bystanders said at least one person was taken by ambulance to King Edward... Read more of this article

Overturned Vehicle On Salt House Drive

Overturned Vehicle On Salt House Drive

At approximately 10:41am this morning [Feb 15], Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on Salt House Drive in Smith’s Parish. Fire Service spokesperson Acting Lieutenant Russann Francis said, “On our arrival the Officer-in-Charge reported there was one female trapped in the overturned vehicle. “Fire... Read more of this article