Crown & Anchor Lessons At Harbour Nights

Crown & Anchor Lessons At Harbour Nights

With the Cup Match holiday festivities commencing tomorrow, Harbour Nights is doing its part to educate tourists and residents on how to play the popular game of Crown and Anchor. This evening, Destination Bermuda will be stationed in front of Butterfield Bank on Front Street and using “Monopoly-style” money will demonstrate the ins and outs of... Read more of this article

Police Urge Safety Over Cup Match Holiday

Police Urge Safety Over Cup Match Holiday

Bermuda Police are encouraging the public “to be safe and act responsibly” over the Cup Match weekend in order to have a “safe and enjoyable holiday.” Superintendent of Police Sean Field-Lament said, “It is that time of year again when Bermuda celebrates its national heritage with the fine traditions and events surrounding... Read more of this article

23-Year-Old Man In ICU Following Collision

23-Year-Old Man In ICU Following Collision

The 23-year-old man involved with the collision yesterday in Southampton is listed in critical condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “The 23-year-old man that was involved with the collision that took place at 3:25pm at the junction of Horseshoe Road and Palm Valley in Southampton is listed in critical condition in the ICU . “Details... Read more of this article

Video: Highlighting “The Story Of Cup Match”

Video: Highlighting “The Story Of Cup Match”

Boasting a long and colourful history, Cup Match offers a story of competition, rivalry, and celebration, with a video titled “The Story of Cup Match” highlighting the holiday’s past. The video was made by producer Milton Raposo at Method Media, a Bermuda video production company, who said: “Bermuda’s Cup Match holiday... Read more of this article

OJ Pitcher “We Have Extra Incentive To Win”

OJ Pitcher “We Have Extra Incentive To Win”

[Written by Don Burgess] St. George’s will be counting on their 12th man to help bring home the cup to the East End this year. Talented Fiqre Crockwell, who was brutally murdered last month, will be remembered as St. George’s players will be wearing black armbands for Cup Match and before the first ball there will be a moment of silence. St. George’s... Read more of this article

Somerset ‘Extra Motivated’ To Get The Threepeat

Somerset ‘Extra Motivated’ To Get The Threepeat

[Written by Don Burgess] Somerset has been a model of consistency year in, year out for the past five Cup Matches. Nine players have been selected to play in all five Classics and the team has only used 13 players in that span. Somerset Captain Jordan DeSilva said, “We’re confident in the players we pick because we have played together already.... Read more of this article

Photos: Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson

Photos: Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson paid a visit to Bermuda this morning [July 27], docking at Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s. The island visit is expected to be the last for the vessel in its career as it works through the first leg of a scientific mission taking place along the eastern seaboard from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Bermuda. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Video: Men’s U17 World Cup Team Return Home

Video: Men’s U17 World Cup Team Return Home

The Bermuda Men’s U17 World Cup team returned home tonight [July 26] from St Vincent and the Grenadines, victorious in their efforts, winning Group 3 at the Caribbean Football Union [CFU] Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers. The group will advance to the CFU final round that will be held in September this year in Trinidad and Tobago.Bermuda opened the... Read more of this article

Hitch App Releases Upgrade With New Features

Hitch App Releases Upgrade With New Features

HITCH — a taxi booking app that puts passengers in direct contact with taxi operators — has released an upgraded version of the app, with new features now available for both the Apple and Android version.“Thank you for your continued support of Hitch, Bermuda’s first instant pre-arranged taxi app. We have been working tirelessly to upgrade... Read more of this article

BILTIR Award $30K Scholarship To Imani Smith

BILTIR Award $30K Scholarship To Imani Smith

The Bermuda International Long Term Insurers & Reinsurers [BILTIR] recently awarded its first scholarship to Bermudian Imani Smith at the Association of Bermuda International Companies Education Awards luncheon. The scholarship award is $30,000 over a two-year period [$15,000 in year one and $15,000 in year two]. The BILTIR said, “Imani will... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For July 26

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For July 26

“New information reveals more critical equipment not working within Fire & Rescue Service, survey suggests OBA maintains lead over Opposition PLP, and MP renews calls for findings of last year’s Cup Match video investigation,” are some of the stories ZBM said are set to be covered in their newscast this evening.With an aim to expand... Read more of this article

TROIKA To Perform “The Color Purple” Musical

TROIKA To Perform “The Color Purple” Musical

TROIKA Bermuda will be performing their “Work In Progress #6” musical production of “The Color Purple” starting on Wednesday August 24th, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts. The production will run from August 24th – 27th and performances will be 7:30pm nightly. A spokesperson said, “TROIKA Bermuda... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured In Horseshoe Road Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Horseshoe Road Collision

Emergency services responded to a serious collision on Horseshoe Road this afternoon [July 26] where a motorcycle rider was injured and taken to the hospital. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Police and first responders attended a report of a two vehicle road traffic collision that took place at 3:25pm at the junction of Horseshoe Road... Read more of this article

Acting Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

Acting Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

[Acting Opposition Leader David Burt's Cup Match message] The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party joins with Bermudians of all walks of life in celebrating Cup Match 2016. Whether camping with family, gathering at the field with friends or enjoying being on the water, it is a chance for each of us to pause, reflect and get reinvigorated for the remainder... Read more of this article

Omnibus Survey: OBA Hold Lead Among Voters

Omnibus Survey: OBA Hold Lead Among Voters

[Updated] According to the TRA’s Bermuda Omnibus® survey the OBA [39%] “continues to hold a clear lead among eligible voters” compared with support for the PLP [21%], and a “call for unity among the people outshines economic concerns for the first time as the perceived biggest challenge for Government.” In releasing the survey... Read more of this article

New OBA Deputy Chairs: Kempe & Outerbridge

New OBA Deputy Chairs: Kempe & Outerbridge

One Bermuda Alliance Chair Lynne Woolridge today [July 26] announced the appointment of two new Deputy Chairs, Nick Kempe and Nandi Outerbridge. “Both Nandi and Nick have been involved with the OBA since it was a fledgling political party and both were candidates in the 2012 General Election,” the OBA said.“Nandi is the MP for Constituency... Read more of this article

RUBiS Cup Match Holiday Opening Hours

RUBiS Cup Match Holiday Opening Hours

RUBiS Energy Bermuda has provided information on their opening hours for their various locations during the Annual Cup Match Holiday, and said they “would also like to wish all residents a safe and happy Cup Match and remind them that all stations will be open as normal Saturday July 30th.”Service Station Telephone Thursday, July 28,... Read more of this article

Cup Match Holiday: Public Urged To Drive Safely

Cup Match Holiday: Public Urged To Drive Safely

On the eve of the Cup Match holiday weekend, the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Bermuda Road Safety Council are urging the public to drive safely and responsibly. “We urge the public not to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” said Bermuda Road Safety Council Chairperson Erica Rance Mills. “Please remember you are also at risk... Read more of this article

Major Smith Elected By Caribbean Postal Union

Major Smith Elected By Caribbean Postal Union

Bermuda’s Postmaster General, Major [Ret’d] Allan Wayne Brunell Smith, was elected as Secretary General of the Caribbean Postal Union at its Annual Conference on June 28th. A spokesperson said, “The Caribbean Postal Union [CPU]  was established to provide technical support to its members to assist them with becoming more efficient, effective,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Highlighting “The Story Of Cup Match”

Video: Highlighting “The Story Of Cup Match”

Boasting a long and colourful history, Cup Match offers a story of competition, rivalry, and celebration, with a video titled “The Story of Cup Match” highlighting the holiday’s past. The video was made by producer Milton Raposo at Method Media, a Bermuda video production company, who said: “Bermuda’s Cup Match holiday... Read more of this article

Lyric Video: Summertime Again By HEЯITAGE

Lyric Video: Summertime Again By HEЯITAGE

Musical group HEЯITAGE – which features two members from Bermuda – has released a new song called “Summertime Again” featuring Roy G, with an accompanying video allowing fans to sing along with the track, which is “heavily inspired by Bermuda.” The group’s biography says, “LA-based soul/pop band HEЯITAGE... Read more of this article

Video: Men’s U17 World Cup Team Return Home

Video: Men’s U17 World Cup Team Return Home

The Bermuda Men’s U17 World Cup team returned home tonight [July 26] from St Vincent and the Grenadines, victorious in their efforts, winning Group 3 at the Caribbean Football Union [CFU] Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers. The group will advance to the CFU final round that will be held in September this year in Trinidad and Tobago.Bermuda opened the... Read more of this article

SPORTS

OJ Pitcher “We Have Extra Incentive To Win”

OJ Pitcher “We Have Extra Incentive To Win”

[Written by Don Burgess] St. George’s will be counting on their 12th man to help bring home the cup to the East End this year. Talented Fiqre Crockwell, who was brutally murdered last month, will be remembered as St. George’s players will be wearing black armbands for Cup Match and before the first ball there will be a moment of silence. St. George’s... Read more of this article

Somerset ‘Extra Motivated’ To Get The Threepeat

Somerset ‘Extra Motivated’ To Get The Threepeat

[Written by Don Burgess] Somerset has been a model of consistency year in, year out for the past five Cup Matches. Nine players have been selected to play in all five Classics and the team has only used 13 players in that span. Somerset Captain Jordan DeSilva said, “We’re confident in the players we pick because we have played together already.... Read more of this article

Ball Hockey: Houston Aeros & Roadrunners Win

Ball Hockey: Houston Aeros & Roadrunners Win

The 2016 Bermuda Inline Ball Hockey regular League season came to an end at the PCC Hockey Rink with another double header that produced 38 goals. Houston Aeros 10 Indianapolis Racers 9 This game came down to the third and final period with the League Leaders Houston Aeros coming away with a 10 – 9 win over the Indianapolis Racers. The Aeros got 4... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Q&A: Bermudian Real Estate Pro Shawn Brown

Q&A: Bermudian Real Estate Pro Shawn Brown

Shawn Brown, a Bermudian real estate professional with nearly 10 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, has offered up his knowledge of the island’s real estate market and his experience in it as a Chartered Surveyor via a question and answer session.Mr. Brown obtained his BSc [Hons] from the University of Toronto and a... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Reports Net Income Of $136.3M

RenaissanceRe Reports Net Income Of $136.3M

Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. reported net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $136.3 million, or $3.22 per diluted common share, in the second quarter of 2016, compared to $73.2 million, or $1.59 per diluted common share, respectively, in the second quarter of 2015. Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common... Read more of this article

Everest Re: Strategic Alliance, Sale Of Heartland

Everest Re: Strategic Alliance, Sale Of Heartland

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group,Ltd. has signed a Letter of Intent [LOI] for the sale of its U.S. crop insurance company, Heartland Crop Insurance, Inc., to CGB Diversified Services, Inc. [CGB DS]. “Upon completion of the sale, Everest will enter into a strategic long term reinsurance relationship with CGB DS, to provide quota share reinsurance... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Crown & Anchor Lessons At Harbour Nights

Crown & Anchor Lessons At Harbour Nights

With the Cup Match holiday festivities commencing tomorrow, Harbour Nights is doing its part to educate tourists and residents on how to play the popular game of Crown and Anchor. This evening, Destination Bermuda will be stationed in front of Butterfield Bank on Front Street and using “Monopoly-style” money will demonstrate the ins and outs of... Read more of this article

Cup Match Fun Zone Offering Kid-Friendly Fun

Cup Match Fun Zone Offering Kid-Friendly Fun

Families are being encouraged to attend the Cup Match Fun Zone, featuring activities and snacks for people of all ages. Activities will include glitter tattoos, virtual reality games, giant slide, inflatable obstacles, rock climber, and octagon, bouncy baby castle, basketball shoot, bungee run, kids toys and accessories, race car track, and more. Snacks... Read more of this article

Lyric Video: Summertime Again By HEЯITAGE

Lyric Video: Summertime Again By HEЯITAGE

Musical group HEЯITAGE – which features two members from Bermuda – has released a new song called “Summertime Again” featuring Roy G, with an accompanying video allowing fans to sing along with the track, which is “heavily inspired by Bermuda.” The group’s biography says, “LA-based soul/pop band HEЯITAGE... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission, which is sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and in partnership with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment, launched off the coast of Bermuda this week, with the action caught on camera. In a video of the launch, Greg Foot, onboard science reporter, says, “We’ve just getting... Read more of this article

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Presented by Robert Hardy, Bermuda Turtle Project Collaborator and Assistant Researcher with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Lecture Series will feature a talk on “Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The Lost Years” on Thursday, August 11. The event will be held at 7.00pm, with doors opening... Read more of this article

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

[Updated] The Ministry of the Environment confirmed that the western half of Horseshoe Bay beach was closed at 12:47pm today [July 18] due to a “significant number of Portuguese Man of War [PMOW] jellyfish in that area of the water.” “Lifeguards have hoisted a purple flag indicating the presence of a marine life hazard, advised beach... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Urge Safety Over Cup Match Holiday

Police Urge Safety Over Cup Match Holiday

Bermuda Police are encouraging the public “to be safe and act responsibly” over the Cup Match weekend in order to have a “safe and enjoyable holiday.” Superintendent of Police Sean Field-Lament said, “It is that time of year again when Bermuda celebrates its national heritage with the fine traditions and events surrounding... Read more of this article

Court: 25-Year-Old Man Denies Sending Threat

Court: 25-Year-Old Man Denies Sending Threat

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 25-year-old man denied using telecommunications to send a threatening message to a woman. Mikhail Butterfield pleaded not guilty to a charge that in February 2016, he used telecommunications to send a threatening message to a woman. The charge alleged that Butterfield had sent the message saying :this is Mikhail.... Read more of this article

Two Arrests, Counterfeit Money & Weapon Found

Two Arrests, Counterfeit Money & Weapon Found

Two males have been arrested after police found an “undisclosed amount of counterfeit currency and a prohibited weapon,” and in a separate incident a driver attempting to drive off had her vehicle “drop to one side” as someone had removed the car’s rear tire. Person Removes Tire From Car A police spokesperson said, “At... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Hitch App Releases Upgrade With New Features

Hitch App Releases Upgrade With New Features

HITCH — a taxi booking app that puts passengers in direct contact with taxi operators — has released an upgraded version of the app, with new features now available for both the Apple and Android version.“Thank you for your continued support of Hitch, Bermuda’s first instant pre-arranged taxi app. We have been working tirelessly to upgrade your Hitch experience... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

[Opinion column written by Senator Renee Ming] In the 2015 Throne Speech Reply, delivered by Opposition Leader Marc Bean, key references were made to ways in which a PLP government would further economic development in Bermuda. These references were also included in the 2016 Budget Reply by Shadow Finance Minister, Mr. E. David Burt, which laid the groundwork for economic... Read more of this article

Tech Students Connect With IT Professionals

Tech Students Connect With IT Professionals

Technology-minded students had the chance to connect with industry professionals at the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] IT Summer Networking Event held on July 19 at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. The event attracted more than 75 people, including current and past TLF Internship Programme participants, high school students and students currently studying overseas. Networking... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

23-Year-Old Man In ICU Following Collision

23-Year-Old Man In ICU Following Collision

The 23-year-old man involved with the collision yesterday in Southampton is listed in critical condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “The 23-year-old man that was involved with the collision that took place at 3:25pm at the junction of Horseshoe Road and Palm Valley in Southampton is listed in critical condition in the ICU . “Details... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured In Horseshoe Road Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Horseshoe Road Collision

Emergency services responded to a serious collision on Horseshoe Road this afternoon [July 26] where a motorcycle rider was injured and taken to the hospital. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Police and first responders attended a report of a two vehicle road traffic collision that took place at 3:25pm at the junction of Horseshoe Road... Read more of this article

Cup Match Holiday: Public Urged To Drive Safely

Cup Match Holiday: Public Urged To Drive Safely

On the eve of the Cup Match holiday weekend, the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Bermuda Road Safety Council are urging the public to drive safely and responsibly. “We urge the public not to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” said Bermuda Road Safety Council Chairperson Erica Rance Mills. “Please remember you are also at risk... Read more of this article


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