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Plans To Improve Immigration Customer Service

Plans To Improve Immigration Customer Service

In looking at ways to improve customer service and application processing times at the Department of Immigration, the Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown has been working with department staff to “create both short-term and medium-term plans.” “In order to address outstanding applications and bring them up to date, a short-term solution... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Youth Olympic Games Team Named

Bermuda’s Youth Olympic Games Team Named

The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] announced the team that will represent Bermuda at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina next month, with three athletes set to compete. Swimmer, Madelyn Moore, 18, will compete in the Women’s 100m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle. Swimmer, Kai Legband, 18, will compete... Read more of this article

US Coast Guard Representatives Visit Bermuda

US Coast Guard Representatives Visit Bermuda

This week, representatives from the United States Coast Guard are in Bermuda to assess the types of assistance that they could provide in the event of a major oil spill in or off the coast of Bermuda, according to Government officials. A spokesperson said, “This visit stems from an agreement signed by the Government of Bermuda and the United States... Read more of this article

Survey: ABIR Members Contribute Over $840M

Survey: ABIR Members Contribute Over $840M

Members of the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers [ABIR] made a direct economic contribution to Bermuda of more than $840 million in 2017, according to the group’s 13th annual member survey results released today [Sept 19]. “Data reported for calendar year 2017 from 23 ABIR members showed ABIR’s aggregate direct economic impact... Read more of this article

Reid, Dowling, Hill, Godfrey Awarded Scholarships

Reid, Dowling, Hill, Godfrey Awarded Scholarships

The Bermuda Zoological Society has selected the recipients of the Steinhoff/BZS scholarship and, for the first time, the Pye Scholarship, with Amber Reid, Ryan Dowling, Archer Hill and Jessica Godfrey all being awarded scholarships. Mr. Robert Steinhoff, former BZS president, established the Steinhoff/BZS scholarship in 2009 to provide educational... Read more of this article

Videos: Open Mic On Sex Offenders Registry

Videos: Open Mic On Sex Offenders Registry

An Open Mic event was held last night [Sept 18] to “give the public an opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns concerning a registry for sex offenders.” Hosted by Senator Robyn Swan, the scheduled panelists included Debi-Ray Rivers from SCARS, MP Craig Cannonier, Dany Pen and Shari Lynn Pringle, and the floor was also opened for... Read more of this article

Princess Triples Spending On Local Ingredients

Princess Triples Spending On Local Ingredients

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club have almost tripled their spending on locally sourced ingredients for their restaurants this year to date, giving a boost to local farmers, fishermen and producers. In the January to August period of 2018, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club more than tripled its spending on local produce, increasing its spending by... Read more of this article

Jade Stewart Named Holland Athlete Of Week

Jade Stewart Named Holland Athlete Of Week

Bermuda’s Jade Stewart has been named the Holland Hurricanes Athlete of the Week for the week ending September 16th. The College’s website said, “Soccer players Jade Stewart and Theo Ngezahayo have been named the Holland Hurricanes Athletes of the Week for the week ending September 16.“Stewart, a first year left wing, scored the Hurricanes... Read more of this article

Lightning Seen This Morning Over The East End

Lightning Seen This Morning Over The East End

Lightning was seen early this morning [Sept 19] over the east end, with Bernews capturing a quick look at the natural light show as the phenomena lit up clouds in the sky with these photos taken at about 6.50am.The Bermuda Weather Service public synopsis says, “An area of low pressure in our vicinity will bring a few showers and a chance of... Read more of this article

Misaki Brings A Unique Taste To Bermuda

Misaki Brings A Unique Taste To Bermuda

[Written by Andreaz Glasgow] Located on Burnaby Street, Misaki is a modern sushi restaurant specialising in picking n’ mixing over 15 sushi combinations. Believed by many to serve some of the best sushi in Bermuda, Misaki has developed a cult following of sushi lovers from east to west. Co-owners Leo Calingasan and Gregory de Melo opened the hotspot... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Minister Burch presented a $60,000 cheque to Keep Bermuda Beautiful, Micah Jimenez is facing a charge of allegedly importing cocaine into Miami, Stedman Graham speaks at Family Center event, Bermuda High School celebrates 124th birthday, Marsh & McLennan to acquire Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group for $5.7 billion, Misaki sushi restaurant brings... Read more of this article

Photos: Carter House Anniversary Art Exhibition

Photos: Carter House Anniversary Art Exhibition

Carter House is currently hosting an Art Exhibition in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the St. David’s Island Historical Society. A spokesperson said, “We are presenting at Carter House a unique exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings of Bermuda, primarily St Georges and St David’s, covering the period from the early 1800’s... Read more of this article

Na’imah Astwood Promoted To Superintendent

Na’imah Astwood Promoted To Superintendent

With over 24 years of policing experience, Na’imah Astwood has been promoted to the post of Superintendent, making her the highest-ranking female police officer in the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] A police spokesperson said, “The Commissioner of Police is pleased to announce the promotion of Na’imah Astwood to the post of Superintendent. Mrs.... Read more of this article