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St. Georges Mayor: ‘Determined To Look Good’

St. Georges Mayor: ‘Determined To Look Good’

Post-hurricane clean up progress in St. George’s is in full swing, with Mayor of St. Georges Garth Rothwell saying that there is a cruise ship scheduled for next week, and “we are determined to show this old town can take on a hurricane and still look good one week later.” The Regatta cruise ship — an occasional caller to Bermuda... Read more of this article

BELCO Friday Morning Restoration Update

BELCO Friday Morning Restoration Update

BELCO said the latest count is 4113 customers out, and work will continue today [Oct 24] on major work areas, while several crews — which now include 19 linemen from the Caribbean — will be dedicated to restoring power for the remaining commercial customers and those who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Fay. BELCO said, “At... Read more of this article

Bermuda Red Cross Launch Ebola Appeal

Bermuda Red Cross Launch Ebola Appeal

The Bermuda Red Cross has launched a cash appeal to support the communities involved in the Ebola outbreak. According to the World Health Organization, as of 22 October 2014, “the number of total cases stands at 9936 total cases, with 4877 deaths. Cases continue to increase exponentially in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; the situation in these... Read more of this article

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

[Updated with videos. Marc Bean has retained the PLP leadership, defeating Walton Brown by a vote of 85 - 9 in tonight's internal party election. David Burt defeated Michael Weeks for the position of Deputy.] The Progressive Labour Party will be hosting their Annual Delegates Conference at the Devonshire Rec this evening [Oct 23], where all positions... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

Live Updates: Aftermath Of Hurricane Gonzalo

[As of Friday, this live blog will continue to be updated, but will no no longer sit at the top of the page] 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... Read more of this article

Bills Will Be Adjusted To Reflect Consumption

Bills Will Be Adjusted To Reflect Consumption

BELCO have apologized to anyone who may receive an estimated bill, and said the bills will be adjusted to reflect actual consumption. The two recent storms caused widespread power outages, with some 27,000 customers losing their power in Fay, while over 31,000 lost power in Gonzalo. The statement from the company said, “Over the next several weeks,... Read more of this article

CableVision Thurs. Evening Restoration Update

CableVision Thurs. Evening Restoration Update

CableVision crews continued to work across the island today, and the company said they anticipate Trimingham Hill, Crawl Hill area of North Shore Road, businesses on Front Street, Rose Hill and a section of St. David’s will have service restored this evening [Oct 23]. Bermuda CableVision CEO Terry Roberson said, ““CableVision crews continued... Read more of this article

Black Mayors Convention Moved To Next Year

Black Mayors Convention Moved To Next Year

The Atlanta-based Conference of Black Mayors, together with Bermuda’s Corporation of Hamilton, have decided to move the Black Mayors Convention from November 2014 to the first available date of next year, saying that representatives of several African nations had their travel plans altered by the Ebola crisis. In making the announcement today,... Read more of this article

BF&M, Argus: Waiver of Double Deductible

BF&M, Argus: Waiver of Double Deductible

BF&M and Argus announced today [Oct 23] that they will be waiving the right to apply separate deductibles for those unfortunate residential customers who incurred damage during both Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo. The insurance companies said two named storms in such a short period is a very unique occurrence, and “two deductibles... Read more of this article

Logic’s System Fully Restored After Gonzalo

Logic’s System Fully Restored After Gonzalo

Logic Communications said that as of 2:20pm today [Oct 23] all internet service including those affected by Hurricane Gonzalo, have been fully restored. “Logic would like to remind the public that service to customers is dependent on their access provider’s [CableVision or BTC] service and the restoration of power to their homes,” the... Read more of this article