Youth Movement: Entrepreneur Kelsea Williams

Youth Movement: Entrepreneur Kelsea Williams

[Generation Next Youth Movement Series] “Tea in touch with tomorrow” is the mantra adopted by NovelTea, as well as its founder and owner Kelsea Williams. When asked to give a little background on how the modernisation of tea is the driving idea behind the company, Kelsea shared that the meaning is two-fold. “We are a ‘Tea in Touch with... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 15 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 15 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

Back To School Uniform & School Supply Drive

Back To School Uniform & School Supply Drive

Today the Acting Minister of Social Development and Sports Lovitta Foggo and the Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain visited the Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall, King Street, Hamilton where a ‘Back to School’ uniform and school supply drive was underway.The initiative was the brainchild of three Government departments... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Keith Trott

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Keith Trott

The police have now confirmed the death of 50-year-old Keith Trott who died as a result of what the police said appears to be a single vehicle collision that took place on August 2nd, and said Mr Trott’s death marks the 8th road traffic fatality of the year. A police spokesperson said, “Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 50-year-old... Read more of this article

Themes For Upcoming ‘Made In Bermuda’ Nights

Themes For Upcoming ‘Made In Bermuda’ Nights

Thursday night’s theme for Made in Bermuda Nights is “wear Bermuda”, and the Bermuda Tourism Authority is urging people to break out their finest Bermuda-branded summer gear and Bermuda-inspired outfits and step out onto White’s Island for live music and dancing under the stars. The Wall Street Band will take the stage once again, joined by... Read more of this article

‘Our Players Can Compete With World’s Best’

‘Our Players Can Compete With World’s Best’

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward have concluded competing in the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in England, with Bermuda’s coach noting that the “athletes have shown tremendous dedication to training” and “have shown they can certainly compete with the world’s best.” Bermuda Boccia Coach... Read more of this article

National Dance Foundation Awards Scholarships

National Dance Foundation Awards Scholarships

The National Dance Foundation of Bermuda has awarded scholarships and bursaries to the island’s talented young dancers, with Rhianna Evelyn, MeShalae Hayward-Furquan, Ravi Cannonier-Watson, Taylor Railton, Alexis Smith and Jada Pearman all receiving educational awards thanks to generous corporate sponsors. A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article


Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

[Written by Don Burgess] Photos of boats involved and a panicked 911 call were all part of yesterday’s [Aug 14] testimony at a trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee when his 17 foot... Read more of this article

Govt On Housing & Road Traffic Amendments

Govt On Housing & Road Traffic Amendments

The Road Traffic Amendment and Validation Act 2018 was read, debated and passed on August 10th which will allow the Government to start roadside sobriety testing, and the Bermuda Housing Amendment Act will permit the Bermuda Housing Corporation to begin the process of converting the Grand Atlantic property into a condo-hotel and “if this was not... Read more of this article

Photos: Thank You, Sanctuary & Simplicity Signs

Photos: Thank You, Sanctuary & Simplicity Signs

[Written by Don Burgess] A few signs were put up around Shelly Bay Park thanking people for their support. One of the signs proclaimed “Shelly Bay Beach, a sanctuary by the sea” as a way to acknowledge that the park had been taken out from the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Beach Vision. Another boasted that Shelly Bay is “magnificent in its simplicity.” Last... Read more of this article

Video: August 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Fatal boat collision trial underway, champion footballers welcomed with motorcade, Premier met with BIU President Chris Furbert, MP Rolfe Commissiong & Rev Tweed about Living Wage Report, student Asia Atienza launches natural skin care product,  BHB selects Johns Hopkins as preferred bidder for a Clinical Affiliate Agreement, Boccia players... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For August 15th

Senate: Order Of Business For August 15th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Aug 15] and Bills before the Senate include the Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment [No. 2] Act 2018, the Defence [Coast Guard Unit] Amendment Act 2018, the Road Traffic Amendment and Validation Act 2018, and the Bermuda Housing Amendment Act 2018. The Order of Business follows below [PDF here]: Related... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With BIU President & Rev Tweed

Premier Meets With BIU President & Rev Tweed

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt met with BIU President Chris Furbert, MP Rolfe Commissiong and Rev Nicholas Tweed this morning [Aug 14] to discuss the Living Wage Report. Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying: “Minister Brown and I met with BIU President Chris Furbert, MP Commissiong and Rev Tweed this morning to discuss the Living... Read more of this article

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 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival Appoints Gita Blakeney Saltus

Bermuda Festival Appoints Gita Blakeney Saltus

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts announced the appointment of Gita Blakeney Saltus to the position of Deputy Chair of the Festival’s Board. The appointment takes effect immediately. Chairman Mr. David Skinner said: “I am excited that Gita has accepted this role. She brings a wealth of experience to the Festival, both as a world class... Read more of this article

One Communications Cyber Safety Advisory

One Communications Cyber Safety Advisory

One Communications said they “would like to remind the public to exercise caution when receiving emails and/or phone calls requesting personal information.” “A number of suspicious individuals posing as representatives under former company names, Logic and Northrock, have persisted in their attempts to commit fraud. If contacted,... Read more of this article

BPS: 15 Working Days To Process Applications

BPS: 15 Working Days To Process Applications

The Bermuda Police Service is thanking the public for their patience after an interruption of vetting service occurred last month, and said that despite the resumption of service the turnaround time for processing applications has been extended to 15 working days, and applications that encounter any ‘red flags’ will likely cause further delays. A... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Champion Footballers Return

Photos & Videos: Champion Footballers Return

[Updated] The Ministry of Social Development and Sports has arranged a special motorcade for the Bermuda Girls U-15 Concacaf Championship Team for today [August 14], which is set to depart the airport at approximately 2.00/30pm. The Ministry said the Acting Minister of Social Development and Sports Lovitta Foggo will meet the team at the airport, and... Read more of this article

OBA Concerned About ‘Abuse Of Process’

OBA Concerned About ‘Abuse Of Process’

The OBA have “grave concerns about an abuse of process which saw Bills tabled in the House of Assembly and then going through first, second and third readings in the same day,” Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden said, adding that the “usual procedure is that Bills are tabled and then debated following a two-week period.” Ms Atherden... Read more of this article

Hospitals Board Select Johns Hopkins For CAA

Hospitals Board Select Johns Hopkins For CAA

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] announced that Johns Hopkins Medicine International has been selected as the “preferred bidder for a Clinical Affiliate Agreement [CAA].” “The CAA aims to partner BHB with a high quality health provider to help improve services and support education. Six US health care organizations responded to a Request... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: August 15 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 15 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

Video: August 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: August 15th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Fatal boat collision trial underway, champion footballers welcomed with motorcade, Premier met with BIU President Chris Furbert, MP Rolfe Commissiong & Rev Tweed about Living Wage Report, student Asia Atienza launches natural skin care product,  BHB selects Johns Hopkins as preferred bidder for a Clinical Affiliate Agreement, Boccia players... Read more of this article

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 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

SPORTS

‘Our Players Can Compete With World’s Best’

‘Our Players Can Compete With World’s Best’

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward have concluded competing in the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in England, with Bermuda’s coach noting that the “athletes have shown tremendous dedication to training” and “have shown they can certainly compete with the world’s best.” Bermuda Boccia Coach... Read more of this article

Horsfield Competes In UCI Under 23 World Cup

Horsfield Competes In UCI Under 23 World Cup

Robin Horsfield competed in the UCI Under 23 World Cup at Mont Saint Anne, Quebec. Horsfield took to the line with 59 competitors, including two continental champions and six national champions, Horsfield was one of only seven 18 year old athletes participating. Fifteen nations were represented on the line with riders from all continents.Horsfield... Read more of this article

Lisa Blackburn Wins Sprint Triathlon Age Group

Lisa Blackburn Wins Sprint Triathlon Age Group

Bermuda’s Lisa Blackburn stood atop of the 2018 Mack Cycle Sprint Triathlon Trilogy #3 Age Group podium. Blackburn finished as the first finisher in the Female 45 – 49 Age Group with a time of 1:06:02.62. Blackburn finished 79th overall, she clocked 5:19 during the swim, 30:21 on the bike course and 27:56 on the run course. Related... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Youth Movement: Entrepreneur Kelsea Williams

Youth Movement: Entrepreneur Kelsea Williams

[Generation Next Youth Movement Series] “Tea in touch with tomorrow” is the mantra adopted by NovelTea, as well as its founder and owner Kelsea Williams. When asked to give a little background on how the modernisation of tea is the driving idea behind the company, Kelsea shared that the meaning is two-fold. “We are a ‘Tea in Touch with... Read more of this article

Oyster Consulting Enacts Changes To Board

Oyster Consulting Enacts Changes To Board

Oyster Consulting [Bermuda] Ltd. announced that Brian R. Hall, OBE, former Chairman of the Board of Oyster Consulting [Bermuda] Ltd., has become Chairman Emeritus. “Mr. Hall served as Chairman of the Board since the company’s inception. His son, B. Robert Hall [Rob], a Founding Principal and Managing Director of Oyster Consulting, LLC, will... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 15 2018

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 15 2018

August 15 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,929.71, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 59 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesNasdaq & BSX Market Technology Agreement Guide For Investors In Bermuda Stock Market BSX Launches... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Themes For Upcoming ‘Made In Bermuda’ Nights

Themes For Upcoming ‘Made In Bermuda’ Nights

Thursday night’s theme for Made in Bermuda Nights is “wear Bermuda”, and the Bermuda Tourism Authority is urging people to break out their finest Bermuda-branded summer gear and Bermuda-inspired outfits and step out onto White’s Island for live music and dancing under the stars. The Wall Street Band will take the stage once again, joined by... Read more of this article

National Dance Foundation Awards Scholarships

National Dance Foundation Awards Scholarships

The National Dance Foundation of Bermuda has awarded scholarships and bursaries to the island’s talented young dancers, with Rhianna Evelyn, MeShalae Hayward-Furquan, Ravi Cannonier-Watson, Taylor Railton, Alexis Smith and Jada Pearman all receiving educational awards thanks to generous corporate sponsors. A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival Appoints Gita Blakeney Saltus

Bermuda Festival Appoints Gita Blakeney Saltus

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts announced the appointment of Gita Blakeney Saltus to the position of Deputy Chair of the Festival’s Board. The appointment takes effect immediately. Chairman Mr. David Skinner said: “I am excited that Gita has accepted this role. She brings a wealth of experience to the Festival, both as a world class... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to present lecture title “Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers of the Reptile World” on Thursday, August 16 at 7.00pm at BAMZ Education Classroom The event poster says, “The largest of all sea turtles, and one of the largest reptiles on earth, the Ieatherback turtle can reach 8 feet in length... Read more of this article

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

A study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History has investigated the genetics behind the “incredible luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms.” A story in Science Daily said, “The beautiful bioluminescence of the Bermuda fireworm [Odontosyllis enopla], which lives... Read more of this article

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Prediction

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Prediction

“Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are conspiring to produce a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May, “NOAA said today [Aug 9]. “There are still more storms to come – the hurricane season is far from being over. We urge continued preparedness and vigilance,” said Dr Gerry Bell, lead seasonal... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

[Written by Don Burgess] Photos of boats involved and a panicked 911 call were all part of yesterday’s [Aug 14] testimony at a trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee when his 17 foot... Read more of this article

Digicel Staff Member Being Investigated By Police

Digicel Staff Member Being Investigated By Police

An incident allegedly involving a Digicel staff member is “currently being investigated by the police” and the staff member is “away from the office until such time as the investigation has been concluded,” Digicel has confirmed, adding that they are “assisting the police” and take any allegations of wrongdoing “extremely... Read more of this article

Court: Man Jailed For Setting Off Fire Alarm

Court: Man Jailed For Setting Off Fire Alarm

[Written by Don Burgess] A 54-year-old Devonshire man pled guilty to charges connected with pulling a fire alarm at the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building. Jerry Williams said this was a case of “the hero being turned into the villain” as he claimed that on August 10th, he only pulled the fire alarm to save the court from a tragedy. Mr Williams admitted... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

One Communications Cyber Safety Advisory

One Communications Cyber Safety Advisory

One Communications said they “would like to remind the public to exercise caution when receiving emails and/or phone calls requesting personal information.” “A number of suspicious individuals posing as representatives under former company names, Logic and Northrock, have persisted in their attempts to commit fraud. If contacted, customers and the general... Read more of this article

Speaker Warns MPs About Photos, Social Media

Speaker Warns MPs About Photos, Social Media

Speaker of the House Dennis Lister issued a warning to MPs today [Aug 10], telling them that photos of House proceedings are not allowed, and also informing them that any member who is posting on social media about “events that are taking place during the House, at the time that it’s happening, is out of order.” The Speaker’s comments follow after photos... Read more of this article

64% Believe Virtual Asset Law Will Help Economy

64% Believe Virtual Asset Law Will Help Economy

64% of residents “believe that introducing legislation which will recognise businesses dealing in virtual assets will improve Bermuda’s economic future,” while 16% disagree that virtual currency legislation will yield economic benefits, and 20% are uncertain. This is according to the Bermuda Omnibus quarterly survey of public opinion in Bermuda which is... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Keith Trott

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Keith Trott

The police have now confirmed the death of 50-year-old Keith Trott who died as a result of what the police said appears to be a single vehicle collision that took place on August 2nd, and said Mr Trott’s death marks the 8th road traffic fatality of the year. A police spokesperson said, “Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 50-year-old... Read more of this article

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

[Written by Don Burgess] Photos of boats involved and a panicked 911 call were all part of yesterday’s [Aug 14] testimony at a trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee when his 17 foot... Read more of this article

Video: Fire Service Extinguish Paget Blaze

Video: Fire Service Extinguish Paget Blaze

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to what appears to be a brush fire in Paget tonight [Aug 13] with at least two fire service vehicles seen at the location.Fire service personnel brought the fire under control and continue to wet down the area involved. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as... Read more of this article