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Premier: ‘A Way Forward Has Been Agreed’

Premier: ‘A Way Forward Has Been Agreed’

A meeting held last night with the Premier, Ministers, Electricity Union executive and Ascendant Board “was productive and a way forward has been agreed,” Premier David Burt said this morning. This follows after the Ascendant Group obtained a Supreme Court order  directing ESTU members “to return to their full employment effective... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Oct 21st ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Oct 21st ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that legendary Bermudian actor Earl Cameron was highlighted by the BBC and UK Black History Month Magazine, Allied World staff volunteered at BAMZ, $20,000 was donated to support Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre’s radiation therapy initiative, Azura Boutique Hotel & Residences welcomed almost 200 guests for a sneak preview, and more... Read more of this article

Traffic Diversions: Collision On North Shore

Traffic Diversions: Collision On North Shore

Emergency services responded to a collision tonight [Oct 20] on North Shore Road in Smiths that involved two cars. Traffic is currently being diverted away from the area. A police spokesperson said, “Police and first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place on North Shore Road in Smiths in the area of Police Beach.... Read more of this article

AA Flight Returns Due To Cracked Windshield

AA Flight Returns Due To Cracked Windshield

American Airlines flight 225 returned to the island this afternoon [Oct 20] after experiencing what appears to be a cracked windshield. Emergency services responded to L.F. Wade International Airport to meet the arriving flight which passengers describe as turning around some 45 minutes into their flight which was headed to Philadelphia. Passengers... Read more of this article

Electricity Union: ‘Severity Cannot Be Ignored’

Electricity Union: ‘Severity Cannot Be Ignored’

The ESTU “exhausted all possible avenues in coming to a beneficial solution for all parties involved in this dispute but the response received has placed us into a corner with no other option but to continue with the withdrawal of labour,” the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] said this evening. This follows after the Ascendant Group... Read more of this article

TechAwards Profile: Bermuda Aerial Media

TechAwards Profile: Bermuda Aerial Media

[The first profile in a series by the TechAwards Committee highlighting past winners] Bermuda Aerial Media won the Local Market Innovation of the Year 2013. The company launched in Bermuda that year by partners Connor Burns and EJ Burrows was the first to be granted an Aerial Work Certificate [AWC] to conduct operations with their remote-controlled... Read more of this article

Eight Arrests In Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints

Eight Arrests In Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints

From Friday evening to Saturday morning, eight people were arrested due to roadside sobriety checkpoints, one person was arrested following a serious injury collision and one person was arrested for having care and control of a vehicle while under the influence, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Road sobriety checkpoints conducted... Read more of this article

Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

After BELCO workers withdrew labour, Ascendant obtained a Court order directing them to “return to their full employment effective immediately,” the Bermuda 3s golf tournament set to take place from October 21 – 26, Women of Allen Temple will be hosting a Community Outreach Day today, CedarBridge Academy hosted ‘Walk for a Cure’, MindFrame... Read more of this article

Motorcycle Rider Injured, Car Driver Arrested

Motorcycle Rider Injured, Car Driver Arrested

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision tonight [Oct 19] on South Road in Warwick involving a car and a motorcycle, that resulted in the rider being “seriously injured”. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:15pm Friday, October 19th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported collision at the junction... Read more of this article

Photos: Clean Up In Orange Valley Road Area

Photos: Clean Up In Orange Valley Road Area

A cleanup of the Orange Valley Road area in Devonshire took place last Saturday as a joint effort between Devonshire East MP Chris Famous and Butterfield & Vallis. The three-hour cleanup saw B&V supply staff and vehicles to help beautify the area, and local residents also chip in to help. Related StoriesPhotos: Annual... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Oct 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 19 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: Related Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

‘Ascendant Obtained Order From Supreme Court’

‘Ascendant Obtained Order From Supreme Court’

This afternoon [Oct 19] Ascendant “obtained an order from the Supreme Court directing members of the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] to return to their full employment effective immediately,” the company said. This follows after workers decided earlier today to withdraw labour, with ESTU President Donald Lottimore saying, “Our membership... Read more of this article

‘Ministry Will Work To Achieve Some Resolution’

‘Ministry Will Work To Achieve Some Resolution’

Following today’s withdrawal of labour by Electricity Supply Trade Union members who work at BELCO, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown confirmed that the Ministry “had been in discussions with the ESTU.” “This dispute has emphasized the importance of the issues at stake and where possible, this Ministry will work to bring the parties... Read more of this article