Live Blog: Somerset Wins 2014 Cup Match

Live Blog: Somerset Wins 2014 Cup Match

[Updating: Somerset wins] Camping, concerts, parties, and, of course, the much anticipated Somerset vs St. George’s cricket match are all on the agenda for this years Cup Match holiday, bringing everyone on the island together as they support their favorite team and enjoy themselves. With its storied history, Cup Match brings with it the usual... Read more of this article

12 People Arrested At BeachFest Celebration

12 People Arrested At BeachFest Celebration

A total of 12 people were arrested at BeachFest yesterday [July 31]  for offenses including drug possession, invading on the privacy of a female, offensive words, affray, obstruction, and suspicion of wounding. Over 4000 people were estimated to be in attendance, and although most of the event was problem free, a 17 year old male was arrested on suspicion... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: First Day Of 2014 Cup Match

Photo Set #3: First Day Of 2014 Cup Match

The 2014 Annual Cup Match Classic got underway on Thursday [July 31], with the challengers St. George’s batting first, scoring 274/7 declared, with OJ Pitcher the top scorer with 115.Pitcher faced 136 deliveries hitting 14 fours and 5 sixes in his inning, while Colt Delray Rawlins chipped in with 54, his runs came off 58 deliveries that included... Read more of this article

Photo Set #4: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #4: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay Beach filled with celebrants on Thursday [July 31] as Chewstick hosted its annual BeachFest Emancipation Celebration event, marking the opening day of the Cup Match holiday.  We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses; and in the meantime you can view our first set of BeachFest photos by clicking here, our second set of... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: First Day Of 2014 Cup Match

Photo Set #2: First Day Of 2014 Cup Match

The first day of the annual Cup Match Classic on Thursday [July 31] saw crowds of locals and visitors alike lining up to experience the Bermuda tradition.People went about the club grounds enjoying and experiencing the different facets that the classic offers. For the die-hard cricket fans, the day was all about the game, while others attend simply... Read more of this article

Day #1: 2014 Cup Match Cricket Scoreboard

Day #1: 2014 Cup Match Cricket Scoreboard

The 2014 Annual Cup Match Classic saw the challengers St. George’s Cricket Club bat first, and they scored 274/7 declared, with OJ Pitcher the top scorer with 115. Pitcher faced 136 deliveries hitting 14 fours and 5 sixes in his inning, while Colt Delray Rawlins chipped in with 54, his runs came off 58 deliveries that included 7 fours and 2 sixes.... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #3: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Droves of people made their way to Horseshoe Bay Beach on Thursday [July 31] to attend Chewstick’s BeachFest Emancipation Celebration event, marking the first day of the Cup Match holiday.  We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses; and in the meantime you can view our first set of BeachFest photos by clicking here, our second set... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #2: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay Beach was packed today [July 31], as tons of people made their way to the BeachFest Emancipation Celebration to mark the first day of Cup Match. We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses, and for our first set of BeachFest photos click here, and to follow our Cup Match live blog, please click here. The slideshow below... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: BeachFest  At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #1: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Chewstick hosted the BeachFest Emancipation Celebration event at Horseshoe Bay Beach today [July 31], with tons of people joining in the day’s fun to mark the first day of Cup Match. We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses, and to follow our Cup Match live blog, please click here. The slideshow below contains almost 100 photos from... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: First Day Of Cup Match

Photo Set #1: First Day Of Cup Match

Cup Match got underway early this morning [July 31], with the holiday promising to bring with it the usual camping, concerts, parties, and, of course, the much anticipated Somerset vs St. George’s cricket match, bringing everyone on the island together as they support their favorite team and enjoy themselves.Besides the match itself, celebrants... Read more of this article

Photos: Cup Match Campers In The East End

Photos: Cup Match Campers In The East End

With the first ball of Cup Match only hours away from being thrown, anxious campers have their “camps” all set up for the holiday weekend. Last night [July 30] we visited the areas of Swing Bridge, Kindley Field, Ferry Reach and Clearwater Beach.As is tradition, Bermudians have taken to their “camps” for Cup Match, with tents popping... Read more of this article

People’s Campaign & Premier: 7-Day Response

People’s Campaign & Premier: 7-Day Response

The Cabinet Office advised today that the Premier Michael Dunkley, had been contacted by the leadership of the People’s Campaign who reached out to him yesterday to “express concern about the heightened tensions in the community and misleading media reports in light of recent events.” “During the exchange, the Campaign leadership... Read more of this article

New Shuttle Service: Dockyard To Beaches

New Shuttle Service: Dockyard To Beaches

The West End Development Corporation [WEDCo], in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism & Transport, revealed today [July 30] the introduction of a Minibus beach shuttle service to and from Dockyard and the South Shore beaches. A WEDCo spokesperson said, “WEDCo is pleased to continue working with the Ministry of Tourism and Transport and private... Read more of this article

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VIDEOS

Video: BPS, Agencies Encourage Safe Holiday

Video: BPS, Agencies Encourage Safe Holiday

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is wishing all those who will be taking part in Cup Match activities over the holiday to be safe and respect the law, outlining their efforts to maintain order during the island’s busiest time of year, while also warning the public about the possible passing of fake currency. BPS will employ high-visibility patrols,... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

“This is an exciting time of year and the uniqueness of our Bermudian culture is wonderful to witness and is exemplified in the scene here at Somerset Cricket Club,” said Premier Michael Dunkley this evening [July 29] “The celebrations we call Cup Match have important historical significance. In one weekend we mark two critical chapters... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Premier’s Cup Match Reception

Photos & Video: Premier’s Cup Match Reception

Premier Michael Dunkley took the time to welcome the 2014 Cup Match teams at Camden yesterday [July 28], ahead of the upcoming Cup Match Cricket Classic. The Somerset Cricket Club 2014 Cup Match team will include Jekon Edness [Captain], Malachi Jones [Vice-Captain], Tre Manders, Deunte Darrell [Recalled], Janeiro Tucker, Jordan DeSilva [Recalled], Terryn... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Tucker Does It Again, Grabs Catch Record

Tucker Does It Again, Grabs Catch Record

Janeiro Tucker — aka Mr Cup Match — continues to cement his name in the record books, with his catches this afternoon [Aug 1] making him the all-time record holder for the most catches in Cup Match. Prior to today, the record was 25 catches — jointly held by Charles Marshall and Amon Hunt — and Tucker tied the record at 25, and then... Read more of this article

Day #8 Results: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Day #8 Results: 2014 Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland continued with Bermuda’s cyclists Nicole Mitchell and Dominique Mayho in action during the individual time-trials in the Glasgow Green Park. Mitchell finished the women’s race in 21st position in time of 48:33.06, while Mayho finished 26th out of the 57 competitors that went to the start line. Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: First Day Of 2014 Cup Match

Photo Set #3: First Day Of 2014 Cup Match

The 2014 Annual Cup Match Classic got underway on Thursday [July 31], with the challengers St. George’s batting first, scoring 274/7 declared, with OJ Pitcher the top scorer with 115.Pitcher faced 136 deliveries hitting 14 fours and 5 sixes in his inning, while Colt Delray Rawlins chipped in with 54, his runs came off 58 deliveries that included... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

LOM Changes Name To LOM Financial Limited

LOM Changes Name To LOM Financial Limited

LOM [Holdings] Limited, has announced that at a special general meeting of the Company held, the shareholders of the Company approved that the name be changed to LOM Financial Limited with immediate effect. In describing their company, LOM said: “LOM Financial Limited (LOM) is an international financial services company which offers a complete... Read more of this article

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings Of Island Heritage

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings Of Island Heritage

Rating Company A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to A [Excellent] from A- [Excellent] and the issuer credit rating to “a” from “a-” of Island Heritage Insurance Company Limited [Island Heritage] [Cayman Islands]. The outlook for both ratings has been revised to stable from positive. A statement from the ratings agency said,... Read more of this article

Aspen On Withdrawal Of Endurance Offer

Aspen On Withdrawal Of Endurance Offer

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited responded to the announcement by Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. that it is withdrawing its unsolicited offer to acquire Aspen and abandoning its proposals related to calling a special meeting of Aspen shareholders and petitioning the Supreme Court of Bermuda for an involuntary scheme of arrangement. Chris O’Kane,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photo Set #4: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #4: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay Beach filled with celebrants on Thursday [July 31] as Chewstick hosted its annual BeachFest Emancipation Celebration event, marking the opening day of the Cup Match holiday.  We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses; and in the meantime you can view our first set of BeachFest photos by clicking here, our second set of... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #3: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Droves of people made their way to Horseshoe Bay Beach on Thursday [July 31] to attend Chewstick’s BeachFest Emancipation Celebration event, marking the first day of the Cup Match holiday.  We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses; and in the meantime you can view our first set of BeachFest photos by clicking here, our second set... Read more of this article

Soca vs Reggae Cup Match After-Party

Soca vs Reggae Cup Match After-Party

After all is said and done with Cup Match cricket, Team Soca and Team Reggae will face each other in the other big Cup Match clash at the eighth annual Soca vs Reggae Official Cup Match After-Party, set to be held at Snorkel Park on August 1, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. This year will be a battle of the sexes with the Soca team defending their title with... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

BEST Comments On Bermudiana Beach Resort

BEST Comments On Bermudiana Beach Resort

BEST said they are “pleased to see that the resurrection of the development formerly known as Grand Atlantic is taking shape,” saying the latest plans for the project, renamed Bermudiana Beach Resort, “appears to us set to transform the boxy, gray, stone buildings into pastel-hued and livable tourist residences.” The Grand Atlantic... Read more of this article

BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has stated that they are “disappointed to hear that the Corporation of Hamilton [CoH] is moving ahead with its plan to remove mature trees and will attempt to transplant them twice, as part of a plan to widen the passageway on eastern Ewing Street in Hamilton.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

NASA Field Campaign Aircraft On Island

NASA Field Campaign Aircraft On Island

An aircraft from the National Aeronautics And Space Administration [NASA] has been on island for a couple of days taking flights around the Bermuda area. NASA have embarked on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants... Read more of this article

CRIME

12 People Arrested At BeachFest Celebration

12 People Arrested At BeachFest Celebration

A total of 12 people were arrested at BeachFest yesterday [July 31]  for offenses including drug possession, invading on the privacy of a female, offensive words, affray, obstruction, and suspicion of wounding. Over 4000 people were estimated to be in attendance, and although most of the event was problem free, a 17 year old male was arrested on suspicion... Read more of this article

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 7 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 2 For DUI, 7 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [July 26/27] police officers arrested two people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme [STEP] continues. A police spokesperson said, “Officers also arrested seven people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the... Read more of this article

Men Charged With Keeping Unlicensed Dogs

Men Charged With Keeping Unlicensed Dogs

In Magistrates Court yesterday [July 23], a 42-year-old man faced multiple charges related to keeping and breeding a pitbull without a licence. Following Yusef Outerbridge’s guilty pleas on two charges, Senior Magistrate Archie Warner fined Mr. Outerbridge $500 for each of the two offences. Also appearing in Court, in an unrelated case, was Chuck... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Download Free Cup Match Facebook Covers

Download Free Cup Match Facebook Covers

The Cup Match holiday is nearly here, giving people in Bermuda reason to choose a side before the annual competition between Somerset and St. George’s gets underway, bringing everyone cause to not only celebrate, but also to fly their favoured team’s banner. In order to show your allegiance on social media, Bernews is offering free Facebook cover images, each... Read more of this article

Bernews Photos Displayed In Times Square, NY

Bernews Photos Displayed In Times Square, NY

Three photos from Bernews ‘Photo of the Day’ series were featured on digital billboards in Times Square, New York last week after having been selected as part of the SeeMe photography and art competition, which allows artists from around the world to have their world displayed in the iconic location. William Etundi Jr., founder and CEO of SeeMe, said that... Read more of this article

Bernews & iClick iPhone 6 Giveaway Kicks Off

Bernews & iClick iPhone 6 Giveaway Kicks Off

Having a great time during the Cup Match holiday and setting yourself up for a fantastic prize has never been easier, with official Apple reseller iClick Bermuda set to give away one of the very first Apple iPhone 6 smartphones to hit the market this fall. The promotion and giveaway is ongoing, with everyone on the island invited to submit their Cup Match photos on Twitter... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two Cruise Ship Visitors Taken To Hospital

Two Cruise Ship Visitors Taken To Hospital

Two visitors who came to Bermuda aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway were taken to hospital on Wednesday [July 30] for unrelated health concerns, with Bermuda Radio receiving a call for assistance and ambulances being subsequently dispatched. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Center spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, July 30, at 8.38pm, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Single Vehicle Collision On Harbour Road

Single Vehicle Collision On Harbour Road

Around 10:20pm last night [July 24, first responders attended a reported single vehicle collision on Harbour Road in Paget near the junction with Highwood Lane. A police spokesperson said, “It appears that a car was being driven along Harbour Road when it collided with a wall. “The driver, a 48 year old Paget woman, was injured and taken... Read more of this article

Police Identify Two Men Killed In Road Collisions

Police Identify Two Men Killed In Road Collisions

The Bermuda Police Service confirmed the identities of the two men killed in road collisions this weekend as 32 year old Gladwin N’Tiko Smith and 23 year old Meshach Swan. Their deaths marked the 7th and 8th road fatalities for this year. A police spokesperson said, “Mr. Smith died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a roadside... Read more of this article


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