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Photos: Christmas Boat Parade Viewing Village

Photos: Christmas Boat Parade Viewing Village

The Christmas Boat Parade was held on Saturday evening [Dec 8] with a Viewing Village in No. 1 Car Park available for spectators. Boats were circumnavigating White’s Island, with the route stretching between Red Hole and Darrell’s Wharf, over to The Hamilton Princess and back along Front Street. Vendors found at the Village included the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Photos: Hamilton Princess ‘Christmas Market’

Photos: Hamilton Princess ‘Christmas Market’

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club held a Christmas market on Saturday evening [Dec 8], offering people the chance to watch the Christmas Boat Parade, while supporting local vendors. The Christmas market was located in the main courtyard of the hotel and featured an array of local businesses including Bermuda Bookshop, Bermuda Candle Shop, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Finance Ministry: Pensions To Increase By 1.4%

Finance Ministry: Pensions To Increase By 1.4%

Pensions will increase by 1.4%  after Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson put forward an Order in the House of Assembly that increases Contributory Pension benefits. “Benefits under the Contributory Pension Fund [CPF] were last increased in 2016 by 3% and in 2017 by 1.7%,” said Minister Dickinson. “In the Government’s 2017 Election Platform,... Read more of this article

Photos: Cross Country Award Presentation

Photos: Cross Country Award Presentation

On Saturday morning the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo presented awards at the Bermuda National Athletics Association [BNAA] National Cross Country Championships at Clearwater Beach. “The BNAA had an excellent cross country series this year, with approximately 150 young athletes competing in these events since September,... Read more of this article

‘Phillip Anderson Was A True St. Georgian’

‘Phillip Anderson Was A True St. Georgian’

[Updated] The Corporation of St. George extended their condolences to the family of the late Phillip Anderson, calling him a “true St. Georgian” who was passionate about tourism for the Old Town. A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of St. George wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the family of the late Mr. Phillip Anderson. “Mr.... Read more of this article

Govt Confirm: All Public Schools Closed Today

Govt Confirm: All Public Schools Closed Today

[Updating] Multiple unofficial sources are indicating that there are further issues with education today [Dec 10] with suggestions many of the staff may not have come in to work, and an Education Ministry spokesperson confirmed that “a number of schools have been affected,” adding that they will provide a full statement as soon as able. This... Read more of this article

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade Winners

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade Winners

The Christmas Boat Parade was held on Saturday evening [Dec 8] in Hamilton Harbour, with large crowds of people coming out to see the festively decorated boats make their way through the waters.Calico Jacks emerged as the big winner of the night, claiming the Best Overall Boat as well as the Best Use of Building Materials, Best Crew Costume, and... Read more of this article

Police Confirm: Man Dies Following Shooting

Police Confirm: Man Dies Following Shooting

[Updated with video] A 33-year-old man has died following a shooting in the Rambling Lane area in Pembroke early this morning [Dec 10], the police have confirmed. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Police and other first responders attended a report of a firearms incident that took place outside of a residence on Rambling Lane in Pembroke... Read more of this article

Minister Intervenes After ‘Sick Note’ Letter

Minister Intervenes After ‘Sick Note’ Letter

According to a letter said to have been sent out by the Ministry of Education, School Principals have been asked to request a Doctor’s certificate from those who called in sick on December 6th, however citing an interest in “strengthening relations with the BUT” and “working to fix the problems,” the Minister intervened, and... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the island mourn the mourn the loss of former Police Commissioner Frederick “Penny” Bean, the Christmas Boat Parade in Hamilton Harbour, Nahki Wells score against Leeds United, the P.A.L.S. Holiday Fair and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Police... Read more of this article

Gales With Storm Force Gusts To Affect Island

Gales With Storm Force Gusts To Affect Island

Gales with storm force gusts are expected to affect Bermuda overnight with the Bermuda Weather Service issuing a gale warning valid for late this evening [Dec 9] until Monday evening. A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security is advising the public that due to a low pressure system moving into our area, gales with storm... Read more of this article

Island Mourns Loss Of Frederick “Penny” Bean

Island Mourns Loss Of Frederick “Penny” Bean

Tributes are being paid following the passing of former Police Commissioner Frederick “Penny” Bean, with the Minister noting that “as the first Bermudian to hold the post of Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bean “leaves a legacy that will forever be etched in history.” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, “I offer... Read more of this article

7 People Arrested At Road Sobriety Checkpoints

7 People Arrested At Road Sobriety Checkpoints

Seven people were arrested during the Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints from Friday night [Dec 7] until early Sunday morning [Dec 9]. A police spokesperson said, “A total of 7 motorists were arrested for impaired driving from Friday night [December 7th] until early Sunday morning [December 9th]. “Five impaired drivers were arrested at road sobriety... Read more of this article