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Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

[Still updating on Monday.... transportation, school/business openings, power restoration and more] Bermuda is in full recovery mode after being struck by Tropical Storm Fay, and Hurricane Gonzalo in the space of only a few days. There was no loss of life or critical injuries from either storm, however there were widespread power outages and damage... Read more of this article

EMO Evening Update: Govt Schools To Open

EMO Evening Update: Govt Schools To Open

Government schools will be open tomorrow [Oct 21] with the exception of St. John’s Pre-School and Devonshire Pre-School, bus service resumed as normal except for Route 1, the Causeway has reopened to two-way traffic, and East End garbage collection will get underway tomorrow. Those were some of the updates provided in this evening’s update from... Read more of this article

BTC Updates On Gonzalo Restoration Work

BTC Updates On Gonzalo Restoration Work

BTC said their “team was on the road early Saturday morning assessing the damage and updating strategy plans before having a chance to recover fully from damages caused by Fay, only a few short days before. The team has been working not only to restore services, but also to ensure the roads are safe for travel by raising cables and securing poles. “Coordinating... Read more of this article

Release Of Courier Packages Suspended

Release Of Courier Packages Suspended

The Department of Customs is advising the public that as a result of damage experienced to the courier building at the L.F. Wade International Airport, the inspection and release of courier packages and shipments has been temporarily suspended. “The Department of Customs is working with the operators to find alternative facilities and hopes to... Read more of this article

Governor: “Massive And Impressive Response”

Governor: “Massive And Impressive Response”

“We have seen a massive and impressive response to the double hit we have had within a week from Fay and Gonzalo,” Governor George Fergusson said today [Oct 20]. “There has been a tremendous job of organisation and co-operation – but above all effort and commitment by very many people. I want to pay particular tribute to those whose... Read more of this article

Emergency Work Permits Following Gonzalo

Emergency Work Permits Following Gonzalo

[Updated with PLP comment] The Department of Immigration confirmed that, until October 21, businesses can apply for emergency temporary work permits if they are in need of added assistance with Hurricane Gonzalo restoration work. A Government spokesperson said, “Until October 21st businesses can apply for emergency temporary work permits post... Read more of this article

Opposition: “Bermudian Spirit In Full Display”

Opposition: “Bermudian Spirit In Full Display”

“It is in challenging times such as this when we truly see the Bermudian spirit in full display,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said today [Oct 20]. PLP Leader Marc Bean said, “I am very gratified to know that there was no loss of life directly attributed to Hurricane Gonzalo. Unfortunately, there have been incidences of damage around... Read more of this article

Commissioner: Vickers Was “Shining Example”

Commissioner: Vickers Was “Shining Example”

[Updated] The Commissioner of Police Mr. Michael DeSilva expressed sadness today upon learning of the passing of Mr. Eugene Vickers [pictured left], retired Commandant of the Bermuda Reserve Police [BRP]. Mr. Vickers died on Saturday afternoon [Oct 18] in hospital overseas. His career began with the Reserve Constabulary, as it was known then, in 1964. He... Read more of this article

Govt. Tax Extension Due To Fay & Gonzalo

Govt. Tax Extension Due To Fay & Gonzalo

Due to the disruption caused by Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, the Government has extended the tax deadline from October 15th to October 24th. A spokesperson from the the Office of the Tax Commissioner said, “In consideration of the impact of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, all tax returns which were due by the 15th October... Read more of this article

10 Things That Did — Or Did Not — Hold Up

10 Things That Did — Or Did Not — Hold Up

Bermuda is getting back to business today [Oct 20] after having the unique misfortune of being hit by two storms back to back, with Tropical Storm Fay downing trees and causing widespread power outages, followed by Hurricane Gonzalo, which battered the island with hurricane force winds well into Saturday morning. While some people sailed right through... Read more of this article