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BTA: Experiences Investment Date Pushed Back

BTA: Experiences Investment Date Pushed Back

The notification date for successful applications in the Tourism Experiences Investment process has been pushed back one week from November 28, 2014 to December 5, 2014, the Bermuda Tourism Authority announced today. The new date aligns with a one-week deadline extension given to applicants in October as a result of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane... Read more of this article

33 Year Old Denies Uttering Threatening Words

33 Year Old Denies Uttering Threatening Words

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Nov 27], a 33-year-old man denied using threatening words to another man in October. Shomari Virgil pleaded not guilty to using threatening words in Hamilton Parish, on 26 October with the Court hearing he allegedly told another man: “Hey, you better stay away from my girl. I should f— you up. I can... Read more of this article

Fitch: RenRe Deal Could Spark Further M&A

Fitch: RenRe Deal Could Spark Further M&A

RenaissanceRe’s agreement to acquire Platinum Underwriters Holdings could spur merger and acquisition activity among reinsurers, Fitch Ratings says. RenaissanceRe recently announced it will acquire Platinum in a deal worth approximately $1.9 billion, with the transaction between the two Bermuda-based re/insurers expected to close in the first... Read more of this article

Passenger’s Brother: Family Are ‘A Bit Ashamed’

Passenger’s Brother: Family Are ‘A Bit Ashamed’

Following the recent incident which saw a Cuban bound airline divert to Bermuda due a passenger’s unruly behaviour onboard, the passenger’s brother Minhaz Khelya said while he thinks it was “blown out of proportion,” his family are a “bit ashamed because of issues this has caused.” The Thomas Cook flight — which... Read more of this article

Line Begins Outside Digicel On Church Street

Line Begins Outside Digicel On Church Street

People have already started lining up in order to take advantage of tomorrow’s Black Friday sales, with two shoppers securing their place in line this morning [Nov 27] in order to be the first at the door when Digicel’s Church Street location opens at 4.00am tomorrow. Digicel will be matched in their 4.00am opening time by Annex Toys, Brown... Read more of this article

BBC Hosting “Family Aid” Telethon This Evening

BBC Hosting “Family Aid” Telethon This Evening

The Bermuda Broadcasting Company will be hosting a live telethon to benefit Bermuda Families this evening [Nov 27] from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.The Telethon will include a Family Walkathon starting at 6:30 p.m. from Albouy’s Point, finishing at Bermuda Broadcasting Company headquarters by 8:00 p.m. The Telethon will benefit charities including the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Programmers Invited To Hackathon

Bermuda Programmers Invited To Hackathon

Members of the Bermuda programming community are currently working to build a team of coders to represent the island at the upcoming Koding.com Global Hackathon, with cash prizes and credit at industry providers on the line for the competition’s winners. The event’s official website says, “Traditional hackathons are all about the location... Read more of this article

2014 Black Friday Sales, Store Opening Hours

2014 Black Friday Sales, Store Opening Hours

[Updating] A slew of the island’s retailers are gearing up to offer deeply discounted rates for Black Friday, an American shopping tradition which has gained popularity in Bermuda in recent years. We will update this article throughout the day with additional information, and if you would like your store listed, please email your opening hours and/or... Read more of this article

Book Celebrates Bermuda’s Royal Connections

Book Celebrates Bermuda’s Royal Connections

Just in time for Christmas, the National Museum of Bermuda has released a photo-packed new book celebrating the Island’s connections to the British Monarchy. Royal Bermuda, by the Museum’s Executive Director Dr. Edward Harris and journalist Rosemary Jones, of Brimstone Media, is a pictorial history of Bermuda’s four centuries of connections to... Read more of this article

100% Bermudian Rugby Team Named For CAC

100% Bermudian Rugby Team Named For CAC

The Bermuda Rugby Football Union has announced the squad for the 2014 CAC Games — which is currently underway in Mexico — with the BRFU saying this will be the first 100% Bermudian rugby team to compete in an international competition. “Head Coach Tom Healy has selected a blend of experience and youthful exuberance, but only from those... Read more of this article