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Sunday July 24th: “Good News” Spotlight

Sunday July 24th: “Good News” Spotlight

News that ABIC awarded over $500,000 in scholarships, an island resident is set to take a charitable trip around the world, Bermuda’s tennis juniors will compete in El Salvador, and BFIS awarded $293,000 in scholarship funding to 13 students were all some of the positive news stories from the past week. In other good news, Cup Match Summer Splash... Read more of this article

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Presented by Robert Hardy, Bermuda Turtle Project Collaborator and Assistant Researcher with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Lecture Series will feature a talk on “Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The Lost Years” on Thursday, August 11. The event will be held at 7.00pm, with doors opening... Read more of this article

2016 Cup Match Teams Selected & Announced

2016 Cup Match Teams Selected & Announced

Cup Match champions Somerset Cricket Club and challengers St. George’s Cricket Club have announced their teams for the upcoming 114th Annual Cup Match Classic. Somerset Cricket Club will be led by captain Jordan DeSilva with Malachi Jones as his vice captain while St. George’s Cricket Club will be led by captain Oliver Pitcher Jr with Macai... Read more of this article

94 Interns Take Part In Summer Community Day

94 Interns Take Part In Summer Community Day

Ninety-four college interns from eight companies “brought a sizzle” to the Summer Community Day facilitated by The Centre on Philanthropy on Friday, July 15. A spokesperson said, “Community Days provide an opportunity for non-profits to submit a proposal for a volunteer project that can be completed in a half or full half, and are... Read more of this article

Police: Front Street Is Now Open To All Traffic

Police: Front Street Is Now Open To All Traffic

Following the fire on Front Street on Thursday morning, traffic restrictions were put in place resulting in motorists traveling into the city experiencing delays. Restoration work is underway and Police today [July 23] said that Front Street is now open to all traffic and a temporary sidewalk has been setup. The blaze took hours to get under control,... Read more of this article

Sir Ben Jumps Into The Lead In Portsmouth

Sir Ben Jumps Into The Lead In Portsmouth

Hot, sunny conditions and thousands of fans lining the Portsmouth seafront was the backdrop to today’s Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series action, the first day of points scoring races on the Solent at the 2016 event. The home team, Land Rover BAR, led by skipper Sir Ben Ainslie, recovered from a poor first race result to win the second... Read more of this article

Weather Forecast For Sunday July 24

Weather Forecast For Sunday July 24

Sunday, July 24 is expected to see partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms mainly in the morning, with the high to be near 29°C/84°F and the low to be near 26°C/79°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 74%. Sunrise will be at 6.28am and sunset will be at... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Work Begins After Front Street Fire

Photos/Video: Work Begins After Front Street Fire

The restoration work is underway on Front Street following the early morning blaze that caused severe damage on Thursday morning. At approximately 4.30am on Thursday, the fire broke out on Front Street, with Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service deploying 16 vehicles and over 30 members to battle the blaze.The blaze took hours to get under control, and... Read more of this article

SPCA Extends Special $25 Cat Adoption Fee

SPCA Extends Special $25 Cat Adoption Fee

The Bermuda SPCA’s special adoption fee of $25 has been extended until August 13, and the shelter has a two-for-one deal with cat adoptions, with each cat including all necessary vaccinations, a microchip identification number, and spaying or neutering, representing a “saving of over $550 for a potential adopter.” “We are sad to... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Meetings Conclude In TCI

Overseas Territories Meetings Conclude In TCI

The UK Overseas Territories [OT] Heads of Government Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting [JMC] concluded this week with a range of discussions focused on the Zika Virus, pension matters and the 2012 Overseas Territory White Paper. Premier Michael Dunkley was in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week for the annual Pre-JMC meetings, which serve as... Read more of this article

Report Details Turks & Caico Population Growth

Report Details Turks & Caico Population Growth

The Turks and Caicos Islands has one of the fastest growing populations in the Caribbean according to a new report, which says their population could reach 55,498 people by the year 2027, compared with 32,199 in 2012, with citizens of the Turks and Caicos constituting a “declining proportion.” ECLAC Caribbean said, “The population... Read more of this article

Knowledge Quest Holds Semi-Annual Party

Knowledge Quest Holds Semi-Annual Party

Knowledge Quest Ltd, a scholarship provider since 2002, held its semi-annual party at Bacardi headquarters on 65 Pitts Bay Road on Monday, July 11. A spokesperson said, “Attending the party were approximately 60 people comprising current scholarship recipients, graduates, donors, directors, mentors, and volunteers. Bacardi HR Head Alana Rogers... Read more of this article

Celebrity Summit Returns With Injured Passenger

Celebrity Summit Returns With Injured Passenger

Officials on board the Celebrity Summit cruise ship which departed Bermuda earlier this evening made the decision to return to the island tonight [July 22] after a passenger was injured.Pilot boat St. David rendezvoused with the ship at approximately 9.30pm in the waters off the east end to disembark the injured man. The gentleman’s wife accompanied... Read more of this article