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Fire Service On Scene At Tynes Bay Incinerator

Fire Service On Scene At Tynes Bay Incinerator

[Updated] At approximately midnight, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to the Tynes Bay Incinerator on Palmetto Road Devonshire, with two fire trucks and multiple personnel attending the scene. Smoke is visible in the area, and firefighters remain on scene as of this writing [12.40am]. Details are limited at this time, however we... Read more of this article

Video: Police Release Road Safety Strategy Plan

Video: Police Release Road Safety Strategy Plan

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Police Service provided details about their Road Safety Strategy today [Jan 20], detailing initiatives that aim to make the island’s 225 km of roads safer, with the report noting that there are “currently unacceptable levels of collisions of all classifications.” Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva... Read more of this article

BFRS Responds to St. George’s Brush Fire

BFRS Responds to St. George’s Brush Fire

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a brush fire on Slippery Hill Road in St. George’s on Friday [Jan 16] at 9.30pm, with six firefighters and more than 2,500 gallons of water required to extinguish the flames. Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the incident... Read more of this article

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Car In Paget

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Car In Paget

At approximately 1.35pm this afternoon [Jan 19] a collision occurred in the area of Trimingham Hill Road and Harbour Road in Paget involving a motorcycle and a car. No one appeared to be seriously injured, and while traffic slowed down, it did not come to a halt.  Further details are limited at this time, however we will update if able. Related... Read more of this article

Photos: House Sustains Major Damage In Fire

Photos: House Sustains Major Damage In Fire

[Updated] At approximately 1:05am this morning [Jan 19], the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a two-storey structure involved in fire near Ramgoat Hill, Smiths. The dwelling sustained serious structural damage inclusive of a partial collapse of roof and floors, and one person who suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to... Read more of this article

Transport Ministry: Three Key Issues To Address

Transport Ministry: Three Key Issues To Address

Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell issued a general reminder to the public on motoring safety saying there are three key issues he would like to address; the use of mobile devices whilst riding or driving, the illegal use of dumpster trailers on our roads and the Government’s plans to move forward with roadside sobriety... Read more of this article

Caribbean Bound Sailboat Towed Into Harbour

Caribbean Bound Sailboat Towed Into Harbour

A 32-foot sailboat — which was leaving Bermuda bound for the Caribbean with one person onboard — was towed into St. George’s Harbour today [Jan 17] after the vessel began taking on water, resulting in flooding above the interior cabin deck. The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre Duty Officer said, “The departing 32 foot Sailing... Read more of this article

Two Vehicle Collision On South Rd, Devonshire

Two Vehicle Collision On South Rd, Devonshire

A 38 year old Southampton man was treated at KEMH and later discharged following a collision in Devonshire yesterday. A police spokesperson said, Around 4:15pm on Thursday, January 15th first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision on South Road in Devonshire, in the area of Kent Avenue and Tee Street. “It appears that a... Read more of this article

586 Deaths On Bermuda’s Roads Since 1962

586 Deaths On Bermuda’s Roads Since 1962

Statistics released by the Bermuda Police Service show that Bermuda has lost 586 people to road collisions since 1962, with the worst year being 1975, where 26 people died as a result of road collisions. Last year, the island recorded 16 road fatalities, and this year has started out on a similarly grim note, with two people dying due to road collisions... Read more of this article

PLP, Premier Condemn Posting Of Graphic Photo

PLP, Premier Condemn Posting Of Graphic Photo

Following a graphic photo being posted on social media after a fatal collision, both Premier Michael Dunkley and the PLP condemned the action, and asked people to not forward or post images of that nature. “Whoever that sick individual was that posted that picture…you need to wake up,” Premier Dunkley said during the press conference... Read more of this article


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