Endurance To Acquire Montpelier Re Holdings

Endurance To Acquire Montpelier Re Holdings

The mergers in Bermuda’s re/insurance industry continue, with Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd and Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd today [Mar 31] announcing that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which Endurance will acquire Montpelier. Endurance will acquire Montpelier for consideration of 0.472 shares of Endurance and $9.89... Read more of this article

Brown: Premier Made “Misleading Comments”

Brown: Premier Made “Misleading Comments”

“In light of the deliberately misleading comments by the Premier about that meeting and sustained calls for clarity from myself I am compelled to respond,” Shadow Minister of Immigration Walton Brown said today [Mar 30]. This follows after Premier Michael Dunkley commented on a meeting he had with Mr. Brown, saying: “In that meeting,... Read more of this article

EducationUSA Reference Center Launches

EducationUSA Reference Center Launches

The U.S. Consulate General, in partnership with Bermuda College, has announced the opening of the first EducationUSA Reference Center in Bermuda today [Mar 30] at the Counselling and Career Center at Bermuda College. EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA... Read more of this article

BELCO Donates $12,000 To North Village Centre

BELCO Donates $12,000 To North Village Centre

North Village Community Club announced that BELCO made a significant commitment to the organisation by donating $12,000 to assist with the Club’s Education Centre Initiative. President Stephen Coddington said, “North Village volunteers have worked tirelessly to implement a homework club since opening the Butterfield & Vallis Education Centre... Read more of this article

71-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding Another Man

71-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding Another Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 30], a 71-year-old man denied wounding another man late last year. Davis Lathan pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding another man on 17th November 2014. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set trial for June and granted bail at $4,000 with the proviso that Mr Lathan must have no contact with the complainant. [Note:... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Bermuda vs Bahamas Football

Photo Set #2: Bermuda vs Bahamas Football

The Bermuda national football team have advanced to the next 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round after scoring three goals in some 10 minutes to claim a 3-0 victory over the Bahamas at the National Sports Centre on Sunday [Mar 29]. Bermuda’s starting line-up was Freddy Hall, Jaylon Bather, Tyrrell Burgess, Jaylen Harvey, Drewondae Bascome, Zeiko... Read more of this article

BELCO Bird Kite Safety Poster Contest Winners

BELCO Bird Kite Safety Poster Contest Winners

Chazz Manning, a primary one student at Port Royal Primary is the 2015 grand prize winner of the BELCO Bird Kite Safety Poster Competition. Chazz and his class were invited to BELCO Headquarters where BELCO Bird presented him with a $500 donation to benefit his class, a certificate, and ribbon. He also received a hand-crafted Bermuda kite made by BELCO... Read more of this article

Photos: Earth Hour Celebrations In Bermuda

Photos: Earth Hour Celebrations In Bermuda

On March 28, Greenrock partnered with Waterfront Properties and a number of other organisations to host the seventh annual celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda, bringing the island’s people together for both fun and raising awareness of environmental issues. The evening’s featured activity was a 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run through the City... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Beach Art Festival Winners

Photos: Bermuda Beach Art Festival Winners

Despite rain, wind, gales, and Portuguese Man of War on the beaches on Saturday [Mar 28], the Bermuda Beach Art Festival went ahead, with 16 of 22 entrants competing across the island, with the top prize – Best Overall – going to La Garza, Tara Cassidy for her depiction of a washed up whale. Guest beach artist Tony Plant, from Cornwall,... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: ‘Behaviour Was Unacceptable’

Premier Dunkley: ‘Behaviour Was Unacceptable’

“The behaviour on Wednesday was unacceptable. I was particularly disturbed by the fact Opposition Members of Parliament encouraged the protesters inside the Senate Chamber,” Premier Michael Dunkley said. This follows after last week’s protest at the Cabinet grounds, which saw people make their way into the Senate chamber to protest... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw the Bermuda national football team defeat Bahamas 3-0, and a host of community events including the Beach Art Festival, Earth Hour festivities, the International Dog Events Association’s dog agility show and more. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more. News/Misc:Bus And Ferry Fares To Increase On April... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Videos & Results: Bicycle Works Criterium Race

Videos & Results: Bicycle Works Criterium Race

[Updated with videos] Bermuda’s junior cyclists had strong performances in the Bicycle Works Criterium held Sunday morning [Mar 29] around the Ace and XL buildings in Hamilton. Matthew Oliveira made an early escape in the Adult A category with eventual winner Shannon Lawrence and pulled away with his older competitor to eventually lap the entire field. Lawrence... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda vs Bahamas Goals, Celebration

Videos: Bermuda vs Bahamas Goals, Celebration

The Bermuda national football team had the crowd on their feet today [Mar 29], driving home three goals in some 10 minutes to claim a 3-0 victory over the Bahamas and advance to the next 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round. Bermuda’s starting line-up was Freddy Hall, Jaylon Bather, Tyrrell Burgess, Jaylen Harvey, Drewondae Bascome, Zeiko Lewis,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Dog Association Agility Show

Photos & Video: Dog Association Agility Show

The International Dog Events Association [IDEA] is holding their Dog Agility Show this weekend at the Somersfield Academy field in Devonshire, with the event getting underway on Saturday, and continuing today [Mar 29]. IDEA is a United States Dog Agility Association [USDAA] affiliated Group and holds competitive agility events in Bermuda under USDAA... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photo Set #2: Bermuda vs Bahamas Football

Photo Set #2: Bermuda vs Bahamas Football

The Bermuda national football team have advanced to the next 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round after scoring three goals in some 10 minutes to claim a 3-0 victory over the Bahamas at the National Sports Centre on Sunday [Mar 29]. Bermuda’s starting line-up was Freddy Hall, Jaylon Bather, Tyrrell Burgess, Jaylen Harvey, Drewondae Bascome, Zeiko... Read more of this article

Ebonie Burgess To Lead CPAD Golf Program

Ebonie Burgess To Lead CPAD Golf Program

Talented Bermudian golfer Ebonie Burgess has signed on to lead the CP Athletic Development Academy [CPAD] golf program. On the heels of her 2015 amateur match play championship win, which saw her retain her title from the previous year, Ms. Burgess says she is “extremely excited” to be in a position to introduce young athletes to the game. Ms.... Read more of this article

PLP Congratulates Bermuda’s Football Team

PLP Congratulates Bermuda’s Football Team

The PLP extended their congratulations to the Bermuda National Football Team on their victory over Bahamas in the first round of World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, and thanked the thousands of local fans who came out to show support. A spokesperson said, “The Progressive Labour Party would like to congratulate the Bermuda National Football Team on their... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Endurance To Acquire Montpelier Re Holdings

Endurance To Acquire Montpelier Re Holdings

The mergers in Bermuda’s re/insurance industry continue, with Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd and Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd today [Mar 31] announcing that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which Endurance will acquire Montpelier. Endurance will acquire Montpelier for consideration of 0.472 shares of Endurance and $9.89... Read more of this article

Changes To Aspen’s Investor Relations Team

Changes To Aspen’s Investor Relations Team

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited announced changes in its Investor Relations team.Kerry Calaiaro, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, has decided to retire after over four years at Aspen and will leave the Company at the end of April. Kathleen de Guzman, currently Vice President, Investor Relations, will succeed Kerry in heading up Aspen’s... Read more of this article

Bacardi Acquires ANGEL’S ENVY Bourbon

Bacardi Acquires ANGEL’S ENVY Bourbon

Bermuda-based Bacardi Limited has expanded its portfolio of super-premium spirits with the acquisition of Louisville-based Angel’s Share Brands, its subsidiary, Louisville Distilling Co., and its Angel’s Envy™ brand. This deal marks the Company’s entry into the bourbon category of the North American whiskey sector. Bacardi CEO Mike Dolan... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Good Friday Fun Day To Support School Trip

Good Friday Fun Day To Support School Trip

The upcoming Good Friday holiday will present the opportunity to enjoy a day of fun even while supporting a good cause, with the Good Friday Family Fun Day, set for April 3 at Garrison Field from 11.00am through 6.00pm. The event will be held in support of the East End Primary educational tour to New York City. The fun activities at the event will include... Read more of this article

Free Good Friday Family Fun Day In Sandys

Free Good Friday Family Fun Day In Sandys

The Open Your Heart Foundation is getting set to present its Good Friday Family Fun Day on April 3 at the Somerset Cricket Club in Sandys, beginning at 10.00am. The free event will include good and beverages, fun castles, face painting, an Easter egg hunt, hair cuts, nail painting, Gombeys, marbles for King’s Hole, free kites, and more. Related... Read more of this article

Shiona Turini Visits Premier At Cabinet Office

Shiona Turini Visits Premier At Cabinet Office

Recently, Premier Michael Dunkley welcomed Bermudian entrepreneur Shiona Turini to the Cabinet Office for a courtesy visit. Ms. Turini has been making a considerable name for herself in the international fashion industry. She has worked for both Cosmopolitan and Teen Vogue magazines, has attended New York and Paris Fashion Weeks, and has been featured... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Photos: Earth Hour Celebrations In Bermuda

Photos: Earth Hour Celebrations In Bermuda

On March 28, Greenrock partnered with Waterfront Properties and a number of other organisations to host the seventh annual celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda, bringing the island’s people together for both fun and raising awareness of environmental issues. The evening’s featured activity was a 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run through the City... Read more of this article

Video: BBC Feature Eels Journey From Bermuda

Video: BBC Feature Eels Journey From Bermuda

The BBC has released a video that explores the journey of young eels from Bermuda to Britain, saying, “there’s so much to learn about these mysterious fish.” “After a two year journey from the other side of the world, hundreds of thousands of young eels or elvers have arrived,” says reporter Tim Muffett. ”For the... Read more of this article

4 Foot, 2 Inch Squid Washes Up On South Shore

4 Foot, 2 Inch Squid Washes Up On South Shore

[Updated] A four foot, two inch squid washed up on the South Shore today [Mar 27], with the specimen now on its way to the Aquarium for analysis. In a Facebook post, Choy Aming said, “This just washed up on South Shore. 4 foot 2 inches and fully intact. On its way to the Aquarium for analysis. That’s a first for me.” Update 1.06pm: Mr... Read more of this article

CRIME

71-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding Another Man

71-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding Another Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 30], a 71-year-old man denied wounding another man late last year. Davis Lathan pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding another man on 17th November 2014. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set trial for June and granted bail at $4,000 with the proviso that Mr Lathan must have no contact with the complainant. [Note:... Read more of this article

Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Dumping Waste

Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Dumping Waste

In Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 30], a 59-year-old man pleaded guilty to unlawfully dumping waste, in the form of a computer desk, in a public place, with the Court ruling that the matter was to be discharged. Though the offence carries a $2,000 maximum fine, Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ruled that the matter was to be discharged. Facts read in... Read more of this article

Man Denies Using Facebook To Lure Young Girl

Man Denies Using Facebook To Lure Young Girl

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 27], a 28-year-old man denied using Facebook to try and lure a young girl. The defendant pleaded not guilty to using Facebook to communicate with a young girl for the purpose of luring her in February 2015; and not guilty to intruding on the privacy of a female child and offending in March 2015. Magistrate... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

BDA To Host Webinar On Captive Companies

BDA To Host Webinar On Captive Companies

An upcoming how-to webinar explaining the basics of setting up a captive insurance company in Bermuda will be aiming to attract new business to the island from Canada when it takes place on April 9. The Bermuda Business Development Agency has teamed with local industry experts to create and host “Bermuda Captive 101,” an hour-long webinar that highlights the... Read more of this article

Man Denies Using Facebook To Lure Young Girl

Man Denies Using Facebook To Lure Young Girl

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 27], a 28-year-old man denied using Facebook to try and lure a young girl. The defendant pleaded not guilty to using Facebook to communicate with a young girl for the purpose of luring her in February 2015; and not guilty to intruding on the privacy of a female child and offending in March 2015. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo... Read more of this article

‘Cyber Risk Is One Of Most Significant Issues’

‘Cyber Risk Is One Of Most Significant Issues’

According to KPMG, cyber insurance would seem like a strong candidate for the next wave of risk management innovation that Bermuda could take a significant role in. This follows after the UK Government released a report on joint initiatives between the Government and the insurance sector to tackle cyber risk. The report, ‘UK cyber security: the role of insurance in managing... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Derelict Car Catches Fire On Parsons Road

Derelict Car Catches Fire On Parsons Road

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire on Parson’s Road at around 2.00pm this afternoon [Mar 27], with a derelict car having caught fire.Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “The vehicle was reported to be engulfed in flames producing heavy black smoke. The Fire Service responded to the incident with a team... Read more of this article

Collision Involving Two Trucks On North Shore

Collision Involving Two Trucks On North Shore

[Updated] At around 8.00am this morning [Mar 27] a collision involving two trucks occurred on North Shore Road in Devonshire, resulting in traffic delays for morning commuters heading into Hamilton. Further information is limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 1.46pm: A police spokesperson said, “Police are investigating... Read more of this article

Police Service Investigates Two Suspicious Fires

Police Service Investigates Two Suspicious Fires

The Bermuda Police Service are investigating two suspicious fires after a fire was started beside a vehicle in the parking lot of Harmony Club in Paget tonight [Mar 26], and a fire that took place outside a residence on Cavendish Road on Wednesday night. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Police responded to a report of a suspicious fire... Read more of this article


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