BHB: More Visitors Allowed From Wednesday

BHB: More Visitors Allowed From Wednesday

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] announced that “given the return to a lower prevalence of Covid-19 in Bermuda, it will allow more visitation from Wednesday 27 January 2021 for acute care and long term care patients.” “Key changes include two visitors allowed at any one time for acute care patients in the ACW, one visitor at any time... Read more of this article

Govt Advisory: ‘Private Vehicles Used For Hire’

Govt Advisory: ‘Private Vehicles Used For Hire’

The Ministry of Transport advised that “private vehicles used for hire are unregulated, and as such, have the potential to put riders at risk” and also noted that “under section 26 [1] of the Motor Car Act 1951, the use of private vehicles for hire or reward is illegal.” A Government spokesperson said, “For the safety and... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Jan 26 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Jan 26 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... Read more of this article

Video: 2 New Positive Covid-19, 30 Active

Video: 2 New Positive Covid-19, 30 Active

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference this evening [Jan 26] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, our continuous live updates on Covid-19 are here, and the live video is below. Update: The Minister confirmed that there were two new positives, both imported, and said... Read more of this article

More Vaccines Scheduled To Arrive On Thursday

More Vaccines Scheduled To Arrive On Thursday

19,500 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are scheduled to arrive on the British Airways flight this Thursday [Jan 28], the Governor has said. Government House posted online saying, “Following the announcement that the UK Government would make available to Bermuda a further 29,250 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and ancillary equipment, Her Excellency... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Increased 5.9% In September

Retail Sales Increased 5.9% In September

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation – measured at 0.7%  in September – the overall volume of retail sales increased 5.9% when compared to September 2019, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Minister for the Cabinet Office the Hon. Wayne Furbert, JP, MP released... Read more of this article

BELCO Preparing, Positioning Teams/Supplies

BELCO Preparing, Positioning Teams/Supplies

With severe weather expected to impact the island on Thursday [Jan 28], BELCO advised they have activated our Crisis Management Team and are preparing, which includes positioning supplies and teams in advance to address any outages that may occur. The Bermuda Weather Service has issued both a ‘Gale Warning’ and ‘Storm Warning’... Read more of this article


Ojeda Smith Joins Wakefield Quin Law Firm

Ojeda Smith Joins Wakefield Quin Law Firm

Wakefield Quin announced that Ojeda Smith has joined the firm as a pupil, working across all of the firm’s practice groups with an emphasis on corporate law. Ms. Smith previously worked at the firm in 2018 and 2019 as a summer student and is a two-time recipient of Wakefield Quin’s legal scholarship award. Erik Gotfredsen, director and CEO of... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On Pre-Budget Report

Opposition Leader On Pre-Budget Report

The Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister of Finance Cole Simons commented on Bermuda’s 2021/2022 Pre-Budget Report, and provided a list of initiatives that the “OBA would immediately implement to change the trajectory of the 2021-22 Budget.” Mr Simons said, “The Progressive Labour Party Government’s 2021-22 Pre-Budget Report tells... Read more of this article

Bermuda Police Services On Stolen Vehicles

Bermuda Police Services On Stolen Vehicles

Noting there have been “several reports of cars being stolen,” the police provided tips to help prevent vehicle theft. A police spokesperson said, “In recent weeks, there have been several reports of cars being stolen from locations across the island. Prevention and deterrence are the best advice for all motor vehicle owners to adhere... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With BWS Director Dr Guishard

Video: BNV With BWS Director Dr Guishard

Bermuda Weather Service Director Dr Mark Guishard is joining Bernews today [Jan 26] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Dr Guishard set to discuss the expected weather conditions later this week, when storm force winds are expected. As of this writing, the BWS forecast for Thursday states, “Winds southwesterly strong... Read more of this article

Residents Urged To Prepare For High Winds

Residents Urged To Prepare For High Winds

[Updated] Noting the forecast of “gale and storm force winds” this week, the Ministry of National Security is urging residents to “take the necessary safety precautions around their homes.” A Government spokesperson said, “With the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] forecasting gale and storm force winds this week, the Ministry... Read more of this article

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

[Updated] The Government of Bermuda is holding another hearing today [Jan 26] on the “commission to review the question of historic losses of land in Bermuda,” and you can tune in and watch live below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 30-minute replay is belowUpdate: Part II | The live broadcast has concluded and the 9-minute replay... Read more of this article

New Pharmacy Opens On Front Street, Hamilton

New Pharmacy Opens On Front Street, Hamilton

Total Health Chemist, Bermuda’s newest pharmacy, has opened on Front Street, Hamilton. Founded by pharmacists Rebecca White and Eimear Burke, the new pharmacy is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, 10am to 4pm on Saturdays, and by appointment on Sundays. A spokesperson said, “Rebecca White and Eimear Burke are pleased to announce the... Read more of this article

LOM Financial Promotes Lekeia Robinson

LOM Financial Promotes Lekeia Robinson

LOM Financial announced that Lekeia Robinson has been promoted to Operations Manager. A spokesperson said, “LOM is pleased to confirm that Bermudian Lekeia Robinson has been promoted to Operations Manager, taking on a senior role looking after centralised functions that support the investment business. “Ms. Robinson joined the LOM team in... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: Jan 26 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Jan 26 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... Read more of this article

Video: 2 New Positive Covid-19, 30 Active

Video: 2 New Positive Covid-19, 30 Active

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference this evening [Jan 26] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, our continuous live updates on Covid-19 are here, and the live video is below. Update: The Minister confirmed that there were two new positives, both imported, and said... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With BWS Director Dr Guishard

Video: BNV With BWS Director Dr Guishard

Bermuda Weather Service Director Dr Mark Guishard is joining Bernews today [Jan 26] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Dr Guishard set to discuss the expected weather conditions later this week, when storm force winds are expected. As of this writing, the BWS forecast for Thursday states, “Winds southwesterly strong... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Swimming: Madelyn Moore Wins Freestyle Races

Swimming: Madelyn Moore Wins Freestyle Races

Madelyn Moore and her Northern Colorado Swimming and Diving teammates continued their impressive start to 2021, with the Bermudian swimmer winning the 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard freestyle and also helped her relay team to claim victory. The school’s report said, “You couldn’t have scripted senior day any better for the Northern Colorado... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race Webinars To Be Held

Newport Bermuda Race Webinars To Be Held

The Newport Bermuda Race organisers will be hosting a series of free webinars starting on February 9th. A spokesperson said, “If the legendary Bermuda Race is on your bucket list, a new series of free webinars by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee, sponsored by Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum, will whet your appetite and give you... Read more of this article

Bermuda Karting Club Season Back Underway

Bermuda Karting Club Season Back Underway

Back on the track after a suspension of racing due to the pandemic, the Bermuda Karting Club race season continued at the Southside Motor Sports Park with some restrictions in place. Five classes competed on the day, with Scott Barnes winning all three races in the Tag Senior Class. The L206 Senior Class saw Rian Lindo take the checkered flag twice,... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

BTA Promotes Tracy Berkeley To New CAO Role

BTA Promotes Tracy Berkeley To New CAO Role

The Bermuda Tourism Authority promoted Tracy Berkeley to the newly created senior leadership post of Chief Administration Officer. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] welcomes the appointment of Tracy Berkeley, to a newly created senior leadership post, Chief Administration Officer [CAO]. Berkeley joined the BTA one year... Read more of this article

BTA Appoint New Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

BTA Appoint New Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has appointed Douglas Trueblood as the new BTA’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority announced Douglas Trueblood today as the organisation’s next Chief Sales and Marketing Officer [CSMO], filling a key post left vacant November 30, 2020. “Trueblood,... Read more of this article

Govt Advisory: ‘Private Vehicles Used For Hire’

Govt Advisory: ‘Private Vehicles Used For Hire’

The Ministry of Transport advised that “private vehicles used for hire are unregulated, and as such, have the potential to put riders at risk” and also noted that “under section 26 [1] of the Motor Car Act 1951, the use of private vehicles for hire or reward is illegal.” A Government spokesperson said, “For the safety and... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Restaurant Weeks Review: Island Brasserie

Restaurant Weeks Review: Island Brasserie

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] My second stop for Restaurant Weeks was Island Brasserie at Rosewood Bermuda. I always make a stop here for RW because I’m guaranteed to have a delicious dinner. Chef Gerry Adam’s explained to me that the menu included special Bermudian ingredients such as goat cheese from James Tucker, fresh fish from Tiko Inghram... Read more of this article

Daren Herbert & Bermuda Flag On TV Show

Daren Herbert & Bermuda Flag On TV Show

Bermudian actor Daren A. Herbert recently starred in an episode of Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience, playing the role of Kwami and giving his native Bermuda a nod on screen. The actor’s role places him in an office at times, where a Bermuda flag is featured prominently in the background, making for a unique island link on the Canadian show. Short... Read more of this article

Private Client Advisers Contribute To New Book

Private Client Advisers Contribute To New Book

Three private client advisers in Bermuda are contributors to a new book, Private Trust Companies: A Handbook for Advisers, putting the spotlight on Bermuda’s offering as a world-leading jurisdiction for the establishment of private trust companies.Published by Globe Law and Business, the book acts as a comprehensive resource for lawyers, accountants,... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Berry Appointed As New KBB Executive Director

Berry Appointed As New KBB Executive Director

The Board of Directors has appointed Katie Cooper Berry as the new Executive Director to take the reins at Keep Bermuda Beautiful. A spokesperson said, “The Board of Directors has appointed Katie Cooper Berry as the new Executive Director to take the reins at Keep Bermuda Beautiful. Ms. Berry beat out more than three dozen applicants to win the lead... Read more of this article

Photos: Parish Pride Project’s First Weekend

Photos: Parish Pride Project’s First Weekend

The first weekend of the Parish Pride Project in Devonshire was “highly successful” MP Chris Famous said, with approximately twenty volunteers participating in the event. Mr Famous, the MP Constituency 11 Devonshire East, said, “Parish Pride Project’s first weekend of activity to begin scraping the old paint and removing loose... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

In the first of a series featuring ‘BTA Harvest Heroes’ for the 2021 Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority highlighted Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping. The BTA said, “Today we’re spotlighting Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping Ltd. He’s helping to restore our bee population while producing... Read more of this article

CRIME

Bermuda Police Services On Stolen Vehicles

Bermuda Police Services On Stolen Vehicles

Noting there have been “several reports of cars being stolen,” the police provided tips to help prevent vehicle theft. A police spokesperson said, “In recent weeks, there have been several reports of cars being stolen from locations across the island. Prevention and deterrence are the best advice for all motor vehicle owners to adhere... Read more of this article

Two Men Arrested And Replica Firearm Seized

Two Men Arrested And Replica Firearm Seized

Two men –  aged 49 and 45 — were arrested this afternoon [Jan 24] and a replica firearm was seized. A police spokesperson said, “A replica firearm was seized and two males, aged forty-nine and forty-five years old arrested, after police received reports of two males wearing dark clothing and masks on a motorcycle near Cavendish Car... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Arrested After Two Collisions

18-Year-Old Arrested After Two Collisions

An 18-year-old man was arrested on “suspicion of driving whilst impaired as well for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, after being involved in two separate road traffic collisions” on Tuesday. A police spokesperson said, “The first incident took place on Mullet Bay Road just west of Wellington Lane in St. George. A... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

TLC To Host Webinars During Data Privacy Week

TLC To Host Webinars During Data Privacy Week

The TLC Group of Companies will host a series of free online events throughout Data Privacy Week from January 25 – 29, 2021. A spokesperson said, “As Bermuda gets ready to enact the Personal Information Privacy Act [PIPA] and cyber crimes continue to rise, data privacy is becoming more of a focus in every day life for both individuals and businesses. The TLC Group... Read more of this article

Early-Stage InsurTech Competition To Be Held

Early-Stage InsurTech Competition To Be Held

InsurTech NY and the Bermuda Business Development Agency will be hosting the 2021 InsurTech Early-Stage Competition, a competition that “attracts up to 100 promising startups from around the world with an opportunity to showcase their business and market potential to early-stage investors and insurance leaders.” A spokesperson said, “InsurTech NY, a global... Read more of this article

Police Investigating Obscene Photo Incidents

Police Investigating Obscene Photo Incidents

The Bermuda Police Service confirmed that they are “aware” of the incidents that occurred during recent Virtual School Open Houses, and are “investigating the matter.” This follows after the Government advised that attendees at ongoing Bermuda Public Schools Open House events “are now required to register online as part of strengthened security... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Three Vehicle Traffic Collision On Middle Road

Three Vehicle Traffic Collision On Middle Road

A three vehicle collision — involving a bus, car and motorcycle — occurred in the west end this evening [Jan 25] with firefighters ‘using lifting bags’ lifting the bus to free the motorcycle rider who was trapped under the bus. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 6:23pm on Monday January 25th, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service... Read more of this article

Firefighters Recognized For 10 Years Of Service

Firefighters Recognized For 10 Years Of Service

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] is honouring six firefighters for their 10 years of service. A BFRS spokesperson said, “A career in emergency services requires compassion and self-sacrifice. It can be extremely demanding, which is why we have to honor those who have reached significant milestones. “It’s incredibly valuable... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Arrested After Two Collisions

18-Year-Old Arrested After Two Collisions

An 18-year-old man was arrested on “suspicion of driving whilst impaired as well for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, after being involved in two separate road traffic collisions” on Tuesday. A police spokesperson said, “The first incident took place on Mullet Bay Road just west of Wellington Lane in St. George. A... Read more of this article