Live Updates: Island Wide Power Outage

Live Updates: Island Wide Power Outage

[Updating] There is what BELCO has termed a “mass-outage affecting the island” right now [Feb 3] and BELCO said “crews are currently working to restore power.” We — who also lost our phone connection — will update as able. The police have noted that “with traffic lights out due to the island wide power outage... Read more of this article

Minister On Vendor Prequalification Programme

Minister On Vendor Prequalification Programme

The Ministry of Public Works is launching a pilot program known as the Vendor Prequalification Programme which is “designed to reduce the paperwork and red tape and accelerate the response time for small to medium sized business owners looking to bid on Government contracts,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking in... Read more of this article

Minister: Three New Litigation Guardians

Minister: Three New Litigation Guardians

“Three new Litigation Guardians were recently appointed and are actively taking on individual cases that the Family Court has deemed a Guardian is needed,” Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert said adding that “this raises the total to five practicing Litigation Guardians.” Speaking in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Minister: Independent Contractor Guidance

Minister: Independent Contractor Guidance

The Independent Contractor Guidance — which will address the “misclassification of employees as independent contractors” — will come into effect on 1 April 2023, Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 3] the Minister said, “I am pleased to rise today to provide to... Read more of this article

Photos: Berkeley Institute Signature Career Fair

Photos: Berkeley Institute Signature Career Fair

The Berkeley Institute held a Career Fair event yesterday [Feb 2] which allowed ”students to gain exposure to various career pathways that our signatures can prepare them for.” In advance of the event, a spokesperson said, “This Career Fair will enable current S1s and incoming students to gain exposure to various career pathways that... Read more of this article

Transport Ministry Orders 40 More Electric Buses

Transport Ministry Orders 40 More Electric Buses

The “first 30 electric buses will save the Government $10.6M over the buses’ 12-year life span” and the Ministry “recently confirmed a second order of 40 electric buses,” Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 3] the Minister said, “30 electric pink and blue public buses... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Miguel Butterfield

Police Confirm Death Of Miguel Butterfield

The police have now confirmed the death of 40-year-old Miguel Butterfield, who died following a collision in Southampton. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] can now confirm the death of 40-year-old Miguel Butterfield, Bermuda’s first road fatality of 2023, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. “Mr.... Read more of this article


Minister Weeks Updates On Airport Fire Services

Minister Weeks Updates On Airport Fire Services

“Today I will table the Fire Safety Amendment Act 2023 which will address the minimum duty strength required at the airport,” Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said in the House of Assembly today [Feb 3]. The Minister said, “This Bill will amend the Fire Safety Act 2014 to clarify that the National Fire Protection Agency... Read more of this article

Minister Rabain Updates On Education Reform

Minister Rabain Updates On Education Reform

“I rise today to update this Honourable House and the listening public on the exciting work that is progressing to transform public education in Bermuda,” Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said in the House of Assembly today [Feb 3]. The Minister said, “Let me begin with the work currently underway to bring the concept of Parish... Read more of this article

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [Feb 3] and statements listed on the Order Paper include Independent Contractor Guidance, Update on the Litigation Guardian Services, Airport Fire Rescue Services, Progress Update on the New Electric Public Buses, Update on the Parish Primary Schools at Purvis Primary and Francis... Read more of this article

Had ‘No Factual Basis’, Is ‘Completely False’

Had ‘No Factual Basis’, Is ‘Completely False’

A video circulating which contained allegations about Premier David Burt’s purported net worth has had that section removed by the YouTuber, and the Premier noted the video included “complete inaccuracies” with “no factual basis, no reputable source,” and was “completely false.” The video, which was posted by... Read more of this article

Video: February 3rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 3rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police confirm death of Jason Simmons, House of Assembly in session today, Police officers extinguish fire at Warwick home, BEDC to host Small Business Expo on February 11, Graduate Trainee Programme reception, International Women’s Day breakfast on March 8 and Bermuda’s Zero Emission Vehicle strategy are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article

Hockey Coach On CAC Games Preparations

Hockey Coach On CAC Games Preparations

[Written by Stephen Wright] The Bermuda women’s hockey team’s preparations for the Central American and Caribbean Games are well underway, with head coach Kovin Moodley broadening the selection net and shaping their identity. Moodley was instrumental in helping the team finish top of their group in the CAC Games qualifiers on home soil in April... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 2 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 2 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:  Read More →

Photos & Video: Graduate Trainee Reception

Photos & Video: Graduate Trainee Reception

Minister of Labour Jason Hayward recently hosted the Graduate Trainee Programme reception to mark the completion of the ten-week Career Readiness Programme [CRP]. A spokesperson said, “All Graduates received certificates of completion and were recognized and congratulated for their commitment and participation in developing their personal brand and... Read more of this article

Police Officers Extinguish Fire At Warwick Home

Police Officers Extinguish Fire At Warwick Home

Police officers responded to a fire at a Warwick residence, and used a garden hose to extinguish the fire . A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:10 p.m. on Friday, January 27th, 2023, police received a 911 report of a fire at a Warwick residence.  Patrol Officers from the Community Policing Division responded to the report. “Upon arrival... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: February 3rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 3rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police confirm death of Jason Simmons, House of Assembly in session today, Police officers extinguish fire at Warwick home, BEDC to host Small Business Expo on February 11, Graduate Trainee Programme reception, International Women’s Day breakfast on March 8 and Bermuda’s Zero Emission Vehicle strategy are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article

Video: Party People Carnival Costume Launch

Video: Party People Carnival Costume Launch

Party People Entertainment has released a video of the virtual launch of their costumes for Carnival in Bermuda, which is set to be held from June 16 – 19. The video’s description says, “After years of being hidden for their protection… its now time to set fire to the road! Party People Mas Presents: The House Of Dragons For @Carnival In... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 2 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 2 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:  Read More →

SPORTS

Ki-Juan Minors Continues Competing In Florida

Ki-Juan Minors Continues Competing In Florida

Ki-Juan Minors continued competing in the 2023 WEF 4 MARS Equestrian CSI4*/CSI2* International Horse Jumping event in Florida. Riding Pop Muzic, Minors finished 5th competing in the high-performance hunter class. In the high-performance hunter U/S class, Minors and Pop Muzic finished 3rd. Minors then mounted Ilias in the green Hunter 3’3” class,... Read more of this article

Lambe Leaves Stowmarket, Joins AFC Sudbury

Lambe Leaves Stowmarket, Joins AFC Sudbury

[Written Stephen Wright] Reggie Lambe has joined AFC Sudbury from Isthmian League North Division rivals Stowmarket Town. The Bermuda midfielder scored in his final game for Stowmarket in a 2-1 win away to Brentwood Town last Saturday. Lambe, who turns 32 tomorrow, found the net 11 times for the Suffolk-based club this season. “Sadly, my time at Stowmarket... Read more of this article

Football: Hamilton Parish Defeat PHC Zebras

Football: Hamilton Parish Defeat PHC Zebras

For the second time this season, the PHC Zebras have lost a home game at night at the PHC Stadium, as Hamilton Parish defeated them 4 – 0. Macquille Walker scored in the 2nd and 4th minutes to give Hamilton Parish an early 2 – 0 lead, which they would take to the break. Jordan Outerbridge made it 3 – 0 to Hamilton Parish when he found the back... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Minister On Vendor Prequalification Programme

Minister On Vendor Prequalification Programme

The Ministry of Public Works is launching a pilot program known as the Vendor Prequalification Programme which is “designed to reduce the paperwork and red tape and accelerate the response time for small to medium sized business owners looking to bid on Government contracts,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking in... Read more of this article

Minister: Independent Contractor Guidance

Minister: Independent Contractor Guidance

The Independent Contractor Guidance — which will address the “misclassification of employees as independent contractors” — will come into effect on 1 April 2023, Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 3] the Minister said, “I am pleased to rise today to provide to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 2 2023

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 2 2023

February 2 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,231.95, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 68 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF].  Read More →

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Films At BUEI’ Being Launched In February

‘Films At BUEI’ Being Launched In February

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute announced the launch of “Films at BUEI”, screening every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 7.00pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium. Trailer for Blind Ambition A spokesperson said, “As one of the remaining theatres in Bermuda, we are excited to provide the community with an additional venue to view... Read more of this article

Video: Party People Carnival Costume Launch

Video: Party People Carnival Costume Launch

Party People Entertainment has released a video of the virtual launch of their costumes for Carnival in Bermuda, which is set to be held from June 16 – 19. The video’s description says, “After years of being hidden for their protection… its now time to set fire to the road! Party People Mas Presents: The House Of Dragons For @Carnival In... Read more of this article

Photos: WA Hosts ‘Pirates Of The Curry Bean’

Photos: WA Hosts ‘Pirates Of The Curry Bean’

[Written by Warwick Academy student Matina Pradhan] The notorious Pirates of the Caribbean film series was a sensational success but, have you heard of the Pirates of the Curry Bean? Warwick Academy’s Upper Primary’s version of Pirates of the Curry Bean written by Craig Hawes promises to be filled ‘with colorful characters, sparkling songs... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Video: Bermuda Wetlands Virtual Photo Gallery

Video: Bermuda Wetlands Virtual Photo Gallery

Today is World Wetlands Day, and the latest in Bernews series of Virtual Art and Photo Galleries features a collection of images showcasing the beauty of Bermuda’s wetlands. From picturesque ponds to photos capturing glimpses of wildlife enjoying their natural habitat, this virtual gallery contains a look at the island’s wetland ecosystem,... Read more of this article

Bacardi Plants Trees To Celebrate Anniversary

Bacardi Plants Trees To Celebrate Anniversary

Bermuda headquartered Bacardi Limited is celebrating its 161st anniversary by planting 100 cedar trees in Riddell’s Bay Gardens and Nature Reserve, to help protect the biodiversity of the island. A spokesperson said, “This is part of a global initiative by which Bacardi will plant thousands of trees in locations that form part of the business... Read more of this article

Report: Insured Natural Cat Losses Hit $140B

Report: Insured Natural Cat Losses Hit $140B

Another year of complex natural hazard events in 2022 resulted in a direct economic cost of USD 360bn, according to the 2022 Natural Catastrophe Report published by Gallagher Re. A spokesperson said, “The insurance industry covered USD 140bn of this total, marking the fifth year since 2017 to cross the USD 100bn threshold for insurers. The year... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Confirm Firearm ‘Found And Seized’

Police Confirm Firearm ‘Found And Seized’

A firearm was “found and seized” at the collision scene on Sunday evening and “the recovery of the firearm and the fatal road traffic collision are being separately investigated at this time, as there is no direct link between the two incidents,” the police said today. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service,... Read more of this article

Jahni Outerbridge Murder Investigation Continues

Jahni Outerbridge Murder Investigation Continues

Detectives investigating the murder of Jahni Outerbridge are renewing their appeal for anyone with information that can help bring the perpetrator[s] to justice. A spokesperson said, “As many will recall, six years ago 31-year-old Mr. Outerbridge was fatally shot around 11:20pm Sunday, 29th January 2017 outside the Mid-Atlantic Boat Club on North... Read more of this article

Former RBR Commander Sentenced To Jail

Former RBR Commander Sentenced To Jail

Former commanding officer of the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] David Curley has been sentenced to six months in jail after admitting to a charge of official corruption A ZBM report said, “The 55-year-old former Lieutenant-Colonel had pleaded guilty to a charge of official corruption last July. His sentence totals 18 months, with 12 months suspended... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Had ‘No Factual Basis’, Is ‘Completely False’

Had ‘No Factual Basis’, Is ‘Completely False’

A video circulating which contained allegations about Premier David Burt’s purported net worth has had that section removed by the YouTuber, and the Premier noted the video included “complete inaccuracies” with “no factual basis, no reputable source,” and was “completely false.” The video, which was posted by an account which focuses... Read more of this article

Digital Artwork Course Now Available

Digital Artwork Course Now Available

Local indie game studio Bermuda Island Games is offering a 6 week course this month for anyone who wants to learn Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Blender. A spokesperson said, “We have partnered once again with Warwick Academy and the Economic Development Department to be able to share our knowledge and inspire the next generation of digital artists and video... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Athlete Dage Minors

Wallpaper Wednesday: Athlete Dage Minors

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features Dage Minors, who had an outstanding month in January, becoming the first Bermudian to break the 4-minute mile, which followed after he became the first Bermudian to win the Butterfield Elite Mile race twice. After winning the elite mile event held locally, Minors competed overseas and finished... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police Confirm Death Of Miguel Butterfield

Police Confirm Death Of Miguel Butterfield

The police have now confirmed the death of 40-year-old Miguel Butterfield, who died following a collision in Southampton. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] can now confirm the death of 40-year-old Miguel Butterfield, Bermuda’s first road fatality of 2023, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. “Mr.... Read more of this article

Police Officers Extinguish Fire At Warwick Home

Police Officers Extinguish Fire At Warwick Home

Police officers responded to a fire at a Warwick residence, and used a garden hose to extinguish the fire . A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:10 p.m. on Friday, January 27th, 2023, police received a 911 report of a fire at a Warwick residence.  Patrol Officers from the Community Policing Division responded to the report. “Upon arrival... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Jason Simmons

Police Confirm Death Of Jason Simmons

The police have now confirmed the death of 38-year-old Jason Simmons, who died following a collision in Sandys. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] can now confirm the death of 38-year-old Jason Simmons, Bermuda’s second road fatality of 2023, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. “Mr. Simmons was... Read more of this article




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