30 Minute Video: July 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 20 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: Cabinet Ministers & Senators Sworn In

Video: Cabinet Ministers & Senators Sworn In

Following the PLP’s landslide victory in the General Election, the Swearing In Ceremony for the new Cabinet Ministers and Senators is set to take place at Government House this afternoon [July 20]. The PLP won 24 seats in the election, with David Burt, Renee Ming, Kim Swan, Lovitta Foggo, Tinee Furbert, Derrick Burgess, Wayne Furbert, Chris Famous,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Defeats Curaçao 5-1 In U20 Qualifier

Bermuda Defeats Curaçao 5-1 In U20 Qualifier

Bermuda won against Curaçao in their opening Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Under-20 Football qualifier at the National Stadium last night. Deshae Darrell scored the team’s opening goal of the night and substitute Adia Gibbons scored the final goal, finishing the game 5-1 to Bermuda. The remaining goals were accounted for by Teyah Lindo and... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Jahcari Francis

Police Confirm Death Of Jahcari Francis

[Updated] The police confirmed that a man has died following a shooting in Devonshire last night. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:45pm Wednesday, July 19th police‎ responded to reports of gunshots in the Upland Street, Devonshire area. “Initial information indicates that one man was shot and taken to hospital via ambulance. An... Read more of this article

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For July 20th

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For July 20th

Man dies following shooting in Devonshire, police confirm the death of 21 year old Sophie Fraser-Smith following a collision, David Burt officially sworn in as the new Premier, and Michael Dunkley resigns as leader of the OBA are some of the stories in this morning’s [July 20] Bernews Newsflash.Our latest new offering, the Bernews Morning Newsflash... Read more of this article

Marcus Henschke Receives BILTIR Scholarship

Marcus Henschke Receives BILTIR Scholarship

Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR] announced the recipient of the organization’s annual scholarship, with Marcus Henschke to receive $30,000 to be evenly distributed over two years and used towards university tuition fees. This is the second year that the scholarship has been awarded. A spokesperson said, “The BILTIR... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Celebrate General Election Victory

Photos: PLP Celebrate General Election Victory

There were scenes of celebration outside the Progressive Labour Party headquarters after they recorded a commanding victory on the General Election, winning 24 seats to the OBA’s 12, and claiming 58.89% of the overall vote. It became clear early on that the PLP would be returned to power as their candidates started taking leads early in the vote counting... Read more of this article


Michael Dunkley Resigns As OBA Leader

Michael Dunkley Resigns As OBA Leader

Michael Dunkley has resigned as the leader of the One Bermuda Alliance, saying he “felt it was the right thing to do given the election result,” adding that he “remains totally committed to helping the party.” This follows after the Progressive Labour Party’s major victory in the General Election, where they won 24 seats... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Sophie Fraser-Smith

Police Confirm Death Of Sophie Fraser-Smith

The Bermuda Police Service have now confirmed the death of 21 year old Sophie Fraser-Smith, and said they extends sincere condolences to her family and friends. “Ms. Fraser Smith was seriously injured around 3:10pm Tuesday, July 18th when a truck collided with the motorcycle she was riding along Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Scenic... Read more of this article

Andrew Brookes Awarded Gil Tucker Scholarship

Andrew Brookes Awarded Gil Tucker Scholarship

Today [July 19], EY Bermuda Ltd. announced that Andrew Brookes has been selected the winner of this year’s Gil Tucker Bermuda Scholarship. Andrew is a junior at Trinity Western University, pursing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration while majoring in accounting. Gil Tucker [Former EY Bermuda Chairman], David Brown [EY Bermuda Ltd. Senior... Read more of this article

Video: David Burt Sworn In As New Premier

Video: David Burt Sworn In As New Premier

[Updated] Following the Progressive Labour Party’s victory in yesterday’s General Election, David Burt is now officially the new Premier, having being sworn in at a ceremony at Government House this afternoon [July 19]. The PLP recorded an overwhelming win, claiming 24 seats to the OBA’s 12, and 20,059 total votes [58.89%] to the OBA’s... Read more of this article

New Security Could Cause Delays At Airport

New Security Could Cause Delays At Airport

Airline passengers travelling to the United States could experience increased processing times at the L.F. Wade International Airport passenger security checkpoint due to new security requirements. Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited is advising the travelling public that the new screening requirements issued directly by the Transportation Security... Read more of this article

PLP Records Major Victory In General Election

PLP Records Major Victory In General Election

The Progressive Labour Party has won the General Election, recording a strong victory over the OBA, winning 24 seats to the OBA’s 12, and claiming 20,059 total votes [58.89%] to the OBA’s 13,832 votes [40.61%]. As the results starting coming in, it became clear early on that the PLP would be returned to power, as their candidates started... Read more of this article

Live Updates: PLP Wins General Election

Live Updates: PLP Wins General Election

[Updating] The 2017 General Election is taking place today [July 18], with people across the island casting their votes, and we will be providing live updates, as well as hosting a special election night broadcast this evening. Polling stations opened at 8.00am and will close at 8.00pm, and every voter must show identification to vote. Acceptable forms... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 21-Year-Old Woman

Police Confirm Death Of 21-Year-Old Woman

[Updated] The police have confirmed that there was a fatal collision in Southampton this afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “Traffic diversions are currently in effect near Heron Bay Primary School on Middle Road in Southampton due to a reported fatal collision that occurred around 3:10pm today. “Details are limited at this time. However, the... Read more of this article

Photos: Election Candidates At Polling Stations

Photos: Election Candidates At Polling Stations

With the 2017 General Election taking place today [July 18], people from across Bermuda came out to cast their votes at polling stations around the island. Polling stations opened at 8.00am and will close at 8.00pm, and every voter must show identification to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are a commonwealth passport, a Bermuda driver’s licence, a Special... Read more of this article

Flight Diverts Due To Sick Passenger

Flight Diverts Due To Sick Passenger

An American Airlines flight from Spain diverted to Bermuda today [July 18] with an ill passenger on board. The aircraft arrived at LF Wade International Airport at 2.05pm this afternoon with 288 passengers on board, including a female passenger who needed immediate medical assistance. The flight was from Madrid en route to Miami. A Skyport Airport Duty... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: July 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 20 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: Bernews Morning Newsflash For July 20th

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For July 20th

Man dies following shooting in Devonshire, police confirm the death of 21 year old Sophie Fraser-Smith following a collision, David Burt officially sworn in as the new Premier, and Michael Dunkley resigns as leader of the OBA are some of the stories in this morning’s [July 20] Bernews Newsflash.Our latest new offering, the Bernews Morning Newsflash... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 19 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

St. David’s & Bailey’s Bay Announce Teams

St. David’s & Bailey’s Bay Announce Teams

Defending Eastern County Champions St. David’s Cricket Club and challengers Bailey’s Bay have announced their teams for their First Round match at Lord’s in St. David’s. The Eastern County match will get underway on Saturday at 10:00am, OJ Pitcher will lead the champions into battle, with George O’Brien Jr. Vice Captain, while Rodney Trott... Read more of this article

Results: BTA Tri-A-Tri Super Sprint Series

Results: BTA Tri-A-Tri Super Sprint Series

The Bermuda Triathlon Association’s Tri-A-Tri Super Sprint Series resumed at the Clearwater Beach. Lynsey Palmer clocked a winning time of 27.34, with Gerhard Boonstra finishing second with a time of 28.06 and Tim Palmer finished third stopping the clock in a time of 28.41. Standard Distance – 200m Swim/8K Bike/1.6K Run27.34 Lynsey Palmer 28.06... Read more of this article

Douglas & Baker Win Cricket Players Of Week

Douglas & Baker Win Cricket Players Of Week

One Communications and the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] have announced that the Premier League Player of the Week is Allan Douglas Jnr of St. David’s, while the First Division Player of the Week is Reginald Baker of Flatts.A spokesperson said, “One Communications and the BCB are pleased to announce that the One Communications Premier Division... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 20 2017

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: July 20 2017

July 20 saw 1,000 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $8,890.00 BD. 1,000 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing up 1.6% at $8.89 per share. The BSX finished at 2,050.31, up 0.07% on the day. There was 1 advance, 0 declines, and 63 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related... Read more of this article

Seminar To Help Entrepreneurs Business Future

Seminar To Help Entrepreneurs Business Future

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] will host the Is Your Business’ Future Secure Seminar to help entrepreneurs decide the best structure for their businesses. The seminar will be held at the Cathedral Hall on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 from 8:30am – 11:30am. “It is no secret that starting your own business comes with its fair... Read more of this article

Marcus Henschke Receives BILTIR Scholarship

Marcus Henschke Receives BILTIR Scholarship

Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR] announced the recipient of the organization’s annual scholarship, with Marcus Henschke to receive $30,000 to be evenly distributed over two years and used towards university tuition fees. This is the second year that the scholarship has been awarded. A spokesperson said, “The BILTIR... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Book Signing By Veteran Sports Photographer

Book Signing By Veteran Sports Photographer

Today [Friday, July 21] veteran sports photographer Lawrence Trott will be holding a book signing of his recently released book about Bermuda’s most prominent sporting event. Simply titled Cup Match in Bermuda, the unprecedented book colorfully captures the sights on and off the field of the Classic which celebrates 115 years this year.With the... Read more of this article

Cup Match Extravaganza At King’s Square

Cup Match Extravaganza At King’s Square

A Cup Match themed event is set to take place today [July 21], from 6.30pm to 11.00pm at King’s Square in St. George’s. The event, which is sponsored by the Corporation of St. George, will include activities including a meet with the Cup Match trial players, a show by the St. George’s Dancerettes, MC Qian Dickinson, musical guests, Gombeys, food... Read more of this article

Uncorked Summer Edition On August 12

Uncorked Summer Edition On August 12

The ‘Uncorked’ summer edition will be on August 12th at Barr’s Bay Park, from 7pm – 12pm featuring DJ PM & D’General with a special guest performance. A spokesperson said, “Get ready for the most unique wine tasting these pink shores have ever seen. All the stops are being pulled to create an amazing and fun event that is oozing sophistication... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Bermuda Featured On BBC Travel Show

Bermuda Featured On BBC Travel Show

Bermuda was recently featured the BBC Travel Show, with the episode following host Ade Adepitan as he explored the island. The show takes a look at Bermuda’s shipwrecks alongside locals including ‘Adventure Tour Guide’ Jamie Harvey, Crystal Schultz from the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Insititute, Head of Marine Heritage Dr. Philippe... Read more of this article

Record Number Of Cahow Chicks Fledge

Record Number Of Cahow Chicks Fledge

The 2017 Cahow nesting season saw the nesting population increase to a record number of 117 established breeding pairs [those that produced an egg, whether it hatched or not]. In addition, a record number of 61 chicks successfully fledged out to sea [the first time the number of fledged chicks has exceeded 60]. In parallel the Nonsuch Expeditions CahowCam,... Read more of this article

First-Ever Ocean Risk Summit In Bermuda

First-Ever Ocean Risk Summit In Bermuda

High level representatives of governments, the finance sector, the [re]insurance industry, and other sectors will consider specific risks posed by changes in the world’s oceans caused by climate change and other man-made impacts at a first-of-its-kind conference to be hosted in Bermuda in May 2018. A spokesperson, “The Ocean Risk Summit will... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Confirm Death Of Jahcari Francis

Police Confirm Death Of Jahcari Francis

[Updated] The police confirmed that a man has died following a shooting in Devonshire last night. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:45pm Wednesday, July 19th police‎ responded to reports of gunshots in the Upland Street, Devonshire area. “Initial information indicates that one man was shot and taken to hospital via ambulance. An... Read more of this article

BPS Investigate “Anti-Social Conduct” Videos

BPS Investigate “Anti-Social Conduct” Videos

Police are investigating two videos circulating on social media that show “anti-social conduct and what appear to be crimes of violence” and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those depicted in the videos. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware that there are currently two videos circulating... Read more of this article

Simmons & Lightbourne Jailed In The UK

Simmons & Lightbourne Jailed In The UK

Sharnell Simmons and Kyle Lightbourne were jailed in the UK following their convictions in a cocaine smuggling plot, according to a story in the Hull Daily Mail. The story said “A cleaner at Hull’s ferry terminal uncovered a cocaine-smuggling plot when she found £24,500 worth of the Class A drug hidden beneath tourism leaflets in the arrivals... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

2017 Technology Leadership Forum On July 25

2017 Technology Leadership Forum On July 25

The Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] will host its annual IT Summer Networking Event on Tuesday, July 25 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. A spokesperson said, “On July 25, 2017, the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] will host its annual IT Summer Networking Event at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club from 5:30-7:30pm. “University and College students in... Read more of this article

Chamber & BEDC To Host Creative Technology

Chamber & BEDC To Host Creative Technology

Local entrepreneurs are invited to attend two live forums on creative technology with international innovator Peter Corbett on Wednesday, July 19. The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce [BCC] has partnered with the U.S. Consulate General [USCG] and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] to host a series of live events around entrepreneurship and creative technology. A... Read more of this article

Protecting Personal Information: You Prepared?

Protecting Personal Information: You Prepared?

As cybercrime stories continue to grab headlines around the world, with each high profile hack and data breach, the protection of personal information remains a major concern for businesses in Bermuda. As personal information becomes an increasingly valuable business asset, data protection and cybersecurity are no longer just IT concerns; increasingly, they are board level... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police Confirm Death Of Sophie Fraser-Smith

Police Confirm Death Of Sophie Fraser-Smith

The Bermuda Police Service have now confirmed the death of 21 year old Sophie Fraser-Smith, and said they extends sincere condolences to her family and friends. “Ms. Fraser Smith was seriously injured around 3:10pm Tuesday, July 18th when a truck collided with the motorcycle she was riding along Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Scenic... Read more of this article

36-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

36-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

The 36-year-old female car driver injured in a Harrington Sound Road, Hamilton Parish car crash has been transferred from the ICU to a general ward at the hospital. A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [July 19th] the 36 year old female car driver injured in a Harrington Sound Road, Hamilton parish car crash around 5:45pm Friday,... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 21-Year-Old Woman

Police Confirm Death Of 21-Year-Old Woman

[Updated] The police have confirmed that there was a fatal collision in Southampton this afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “Traffic diversions are currently in effect near Heron Bay Primary School on Middle Road in Southampton due to a reported fatal collision that occurred around 3:10pm today. “Details are limited at this time. However, the... Read more of this article