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30 Minute Video: April 6 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: April 6 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

Live Video: Govt Confirm Two Covid-19 Deaths

Live Video: Govt Confirm Two Covid-19 Deaths

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [April 6] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here. 6.03pm: It is with great sadness we report that Bermuda has recorded our first Covid related deaths. The Premier... Read more of this article

Updates: Covid-19 On Monday, April 6th

Updates: Covid-19 On Monday, April 6th

[Updating] As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe, Bermuda is taking strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus, with the island having declared a State of Emergency and directing residents to ‘Shelter In Place’ for two weeks starting on April 4th. Live updates will be posted as they... Read more of this article

RA: No Decision Made About 5G In Bermuda

RA: No Decision Made About 5G In Bermuda

Noting there were some “social media postings this past weekend inciting the vandalism of cell towers,” the Regulatory Authority [RA] is “restating and reaffirming that no decision has been made” regarding 5G technology in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority [RA] is today restating and reaffirming that... Read more of this article

Warwick Academy Lend Van To Workers

Warwick Academy Lend Van To Workers

Warwick Academy is lending their recently purchased minibus to help transport Bermuda’s front line workers, with the school noting that they are happy to be able to help Bermuda and the community and wish everyone the best. The school had recently purchased the mini bus in order to transport students to all sporting events, field trips and the... Read more of this article

Five Arrested For Breaching Regulations

Five Arrested For Breaching Regulations

Five people were arrested over the weekend for being in breach of Covid-19 Shelter in Place regulations, including one person who was allegedly stealing produce from a farm, and another person who was allegedly stealing boat parts. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:18pm on Sunday 5-Apr-2020 police attended Middle Road, near the junction with Overplus... Read more of this article

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

After testing positive for Covid-19 and being hospitalized earlier this week, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care today [April 6]. A BBC story said, “Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. “Mr... Read more of this article

Court: Two Charged With Breaching Regulations

Court: Two Charged With Breaching Regulations

Two people were charged in Court today with breaching the Stay in Shelter Curfew Regulations, with both pleading not guilty. A Government spokesperson confirmed that, “two defendants appeared in Plea Court as follows: “The Defendant Raoul Simons was charged with breaching the Stay in Shelter Curfew Regulations as well as the use of offensive... Read more of this article

Audio: House Of Assembly Emergency Session

Audio: House Of Assembly Emergency Session

[Updated] During an emergency session held this morning — with social distancing in place — the House of Assembly approved the extension of the State of Emergency until April 18th. The Government had already indicated that it would last until April 18th, however it had to be formally done via Parliament This Parliamentary session followed... Read more of this article

BELCO Bill Payment Deferment Programme

BELCO Bill Payment Deferment Programme

BELCO announced that customers who have been approved for the Bermuda Government unemployment benefit due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be able to apply to defer their electricity bills. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided an update on relief measures being implemented to assist its customers during... Read more of this article

Covid-19: HSBC Bermuda To Donate $180,000

Covid-19: HSBC Bermuda To Donate $180,000

HSBC Bermuda will be donating a total of $180,000 to support those impacted by Covid-19. A spokesperson said, “The bank is adopting a broad based, community support approach in recognition of the increasing pressures currently facing the charitable sector, as they work to assist a number of local residents negatively impacted by the global pandemic. “$140,000... Read more of this article

April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month

April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month

SCARS is reminding the public that April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, saying that “child sexual abuse can thrive in isolation, and we must take precautions during this time to reduce risk.” A spokesperson said, “With April being National Child Abuse Awareness Month, more than ever it’s important to keep this topic of prevention... Read more of this article

Ascendant Donates $100,000 To Eliza DoLittle

Ascendant Donates $100,000 To Eliza DoLittle

Ascendant Group is donating $100,000 to The Eliza DoLittle Society to help bring some relief to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. An Ascendant spokesman said: “Ascendant has a long and proud history of philanthropy in Bermuda. During these unprecedented times, as Bermuda contends with the coronavirus, our charities committee met to determine... Read more of this article