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Govt Confirms Second Case: Imported Zika Virus

Govt Confirms Second Case: Imported Zika Virus

The Department of Health confirmed that a “person who recently travelled to a Zika-affected country” has been diagnosed with Zika, which represents the second confirmed imported [travel-related] case of Zika virus in Bermuda. “Although widespread, ongoing local transmission remains unlikely, the public is asked to guard against mosquito... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 24 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 24 ZBM Evening News

“Tropical Storm Gatson expected to briefly intensify before weakening, Jamaican defendant had small cocaine packages in his luggage, claims Customs Officer, and Rotarians told Bermuda well-poised to prevent spread of Zika,” are some of the stories ZBM said are set to be covered in their newscast this evening.With an aim to expand the way they... Read more of this article

Video: Russian Airline Diverts To Bermuda

Video: Russian Airline Diverts To Bermuda

A Russian Airline — which was enroute from the Dominican Republic to Moscow — diverted to Bermuda at just past 6.00pm this evening [August 24] due to a sick passenger.Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “At 5:04pm this afternoon, 911 Emergency Dispatch Center received a call regarding a flight... Read more of this article

TROIKA To Perform “The Color Purple” Musical

TROIKA To Perform “The Color Purple” Musical

TROIKA Bermuda will be performing their “Work In Progress #6” musical production of “The Color Purple” tonight [Aug 24] at 7.30pm at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts. The production will run from August 24 to August 27, with performances at 7.30pm nightly. A spokesperson said, “‘The Color Purple’ is an... Read more of this article

Red Cross Accepting Funds After Italian Quake

Red Cross Accepting Funds After Italian Quake

Search and rescue teams and sniffer dogs from the Italian Red Cross are on the ground following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of the morning today [Aug 24], with the Bermuda Red Cross accepting donations to go toward rescue and recovery efforts. A BBC story said, “At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake... Read more of this article

Jahlae Outerbridge Awarded KPMG Scholarship

Jahlae Outerbridge Awarded KPMG Scholarship

The Managing Directors of KPMG in Bermuda announced that this year’s KPMG Scholarship has been awarded to Jahlae Outerbridge, a 2012 graduate of Cedar ridge Academy who is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at Georgia State University and aims to obtain her Certified Public Accounting designation upon completion of University. The KPMG Scholarship... Read more of this article

Ocean Tech Aims To Inspire Young Women

Ocean Tech Aims To Inspire Young Women

Global marine research project Ocean Tech is aiming to inspire more young women into science and engineering via a media campaign that focuses on the team’s leading female scientists and engineers. A spokesperson said, “It isn’t news that fewer women than men are working in the scientific, engineering and technological sectors. In the UK,... Read more of this article

Govt Summer Internship Programme Concludes

Govt Summer Internship Programme Concludes

The Department of Workforce Development Summer Employment Programme concluded this week with a special luncheon for the students to meet with the Minister of Home Affairs, Patricia Gordon-Pamplin. “The Summer Employment Programme assists participants in the development of their career goals by connecting work experiences to their academic learning,”... Read more of this article

Stevedoring Gives $10,000 In Education Awards

Stevedoring Gives $10,000 In Education Awards

Three young students will be headed back to university this fall with funds received through the Stevedoring Services Limited Education Awards programme [SSLEA]. The annual $10,000 Education Award was created to assist student-dependents of Stevedoring Services employees with funds for their tertiary level education. The award was shared equally between... Read more of this article

Small Fire At Hamilton Princess, No One Injured

Small Fire At Hamilton Princess, No One Injured

[Updated: The Hamilton Princess confirmed that a chimney over a stove in Marcus’ restaurant caught fire, said “thankfully no one was injured and there was no damage to the hotel.”]Bermuda Fire and Rescue service personnel attended the Hamilton Princess Hotel on Pitts Bay Road tonight [August 23] to an incident that occurred on the property. The... Read more of this article

Final Team Selected For Youth America’s Cup

Final Team Selected For Youth America’s Cup

Bermuda’s team for next year’s Youth America’s Cup is now complete with the final 11 members selected after an intensive training camp held last week. Last week’s training camp saw the participants sailing in Nacra 17s, an Olympic class catamaran, as they showcased their skills and development as sailors and teammates.The final members of... Read more of this article

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Tre Houston returned home from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio today [August 23], and speaking at the airport, Houston said the “experience was wonderful” and he “wouldn’t trade it for the world.” The sprinter — who made Bermuda’s first appearance in the 200m in twenty years — said he has worked hard... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger returned to the island earlier today after competing at the recent Games in Rio, with Junior Minister for Social Development and Sports Nandi Davis on hand to welcome them home. Heyliger finished sixth in her women’s 50m freestyle heats in a time of 26.54, competing against swimmers... Read more of this article