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Two Hour Video: ‘Reaching Back To Go Forward’

Two Hour Video: ‘Reaching Back To Go Forward’

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs held a panel discussion this evening [March 23] with the theme, “Reaching Back to Go Forward.” Held at the Bermuda College, the panelists included Ms. Kristin White, Mr. Craig Simmons, Dr. Lewellyn Simmons and Mr. LeVar Bassett, while Dwayne Caines served as the moderator.The panelists spoke... Read more of this article

Shawn Crockwell On Commission & Casinos

Shawn Crockwell On Commission & Casinos

Independent MP Shawn Crockwell responded to comments from Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Chairman Alan Dunch, saying the comments he made in Parliament about casino licence fees “came from individuals in the hotel development and gaming industries who reached out to me” and “there was no consultation with prospective operators... Read more of this article

Walter Roban On Budget For Police Officers

Walter Roban On Budget For Police Officers

“Do not be fooled by announcements” that the “budget has been increased to allow for the hiring of new police officers,” as the officers due to be hired are filling vacancies “left unfilled for years because of OBA budget cuts,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said, adding that the “OBA Government... Read more of this article

BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

[Updated] “Every single bed in our Emergency Department and in our new Acute Care Wing is completely full,” Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] CEO Venetta Symonds said today, adding that, “I will go as far as to say that operationally, internally to BHB it is a crisis.” Ms. Symonds said, “There are no patient beds right now at the... Read more of this article

Customs Officers Train In Advance Of AC35

Customs Officers Train In Advance Of AC35

As part of their preparation for the upcoming America’s Cup, Customs Officers underwent training which was facilitated by French Customs Officials from St. Martin and Martinique, the Ministry of National Security said. The Ministry said that Mr. Jacky Trinel [from St. Martin] and Mr. Sylvian Testud [from Martinique] are both “experts in the... Read more of this article

Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC

Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC

[Written by BEDC Chairman Nick Kempe] There is still the impression in the community that large amounts of financing will be needed to cash in on the numerous AC35 business opportunities. Far too many are operating under the belief that expensive equipment or guaranteed contracts are required to get in the game.However, there are a great number of... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Programs Should Have Started Long Ago’

PLP: ‘Programs Should Have Started Long Ago’

With only two months until the America’s Cup, the PLP “encourages entrepreneurs to take advantage of this last minute program, if you can,” Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said, adding that “planning and programs like this should have started long ago to ensure benefits are spread widely.” Mr Simmons did not refer... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: March 23 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 23 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

Restoration Of Fort Cunningham & Paget Island

Restoration Of Fort Cunningham & Paget Island

A project to restore Fort Cunningham and Paget Island is being spearheaded by the Mirrors Programme as part of their 10th year celebration activities, with the collaborative project involving Mirrors, Outward Bound, Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation, Department of Parks, the Bermuda National Museum, Bermuda National Trust, Keep Bermuda Beautiful... Read more of this article

Minister On Proposed Tourism Investment Bill

Minister On Proposed Tourism Investment Bill

The proposed draft Bill is “envisioned to be more attractive to developers to build new hotels, restaurants and attractions, and/or reinvest in Tourism products, and to eliminate the cumbersome and costly administration,” Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy said. Speaking in the Senate, the Minister said, “The... Read more of this article

Assaults Shown On Video: Five Men Arrested

Assaults Shown On Video: Five Men Arrested

The investigation into two videos showing assaults on Court Street continues, with the police confirming that five men are now in custody, and the sixth suspect has “already left the jurisdiction.” Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge, “Of six suspects identified, five men are now in custody as the investigation into two... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Denies Racial Intimidation

Court: Woman Denies Racial Intimidation

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 37-year-old woman denied racial intimidation, with the Court hearing she allegedly called a man the n-word. Paget resident Carina Dornelas denied that, in August 2016, she made an oral communication to a man by saying to him: “You are nothing but a motherf****** black n*****.” Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe... Read more of this article

BEDC Offering Loans To Help Meet AC Demand

BEDC Offering Loans To Help Meet AC Demand

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] has allocated $300,000 in funds for small, short-term loans – $2,000 to $20,000 – to facilitate local business opportunities developing or expanding as a result of the America’s Cup being held in Bermuda between May and June 2017. The “BEDC Local Biz Opps Micro Loan Product”... Read more of this article