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2017 Technology Innovation Award Winners

2017 Technology Innovation Award Winners

Earlier this week, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines recognized the winners of the 2017 TechAwards. The event, which took place at XL Catlin, was celebrating its 10th anniversary year. The purpose of the TechAwards is “to publicly recognise the outstanding achievements being made in information technology in Bermuda. The initiative serves... Read more of this article

BDA Partner With Govt To Attract Cryptocurrency

BDA Partner With Govt To Attract Cryptocurrency

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] said they “will take a lead role in an initiative launched by the Bermuda government to accelerate the establishment and growth of digital currency business on the island.” At a press conference held by Premier David Burt and National Security Minister Wayne Caines, the government announced the... Read more of this article

Blockchain Working Group Members Announced

Blockchain Working Group Members Announced

Earlier today [Nov 22] Premier David Burt held a press conference announcing the Government’s Blockchain Task Force. “The task force will look to advance the regulatory environment and develop Bermuda as a destination for Utility Tokens, Tokenised Securities, Cryptocurrencies, and Coin Offerings,” a spokesperson said. “The task... Read more of this article

Video: Premier On Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Video: Premier On Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

“Bermuda is a significant option for Blockchain and cryptocurrency related businesses,” Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said today, adding that due to the “opportunities for economic growth that this area of the technology industry can provide,” the Government is moving “aggressively in this area to ensure that... Read more of this article

TechAwards To Be Presented On November 21

TechAwards To Be Presented On November 21

Bermuda’s leading technology innovators will learn tomorrow night [Nov 21] the winners of the 2017 TechAwards, during a presentation at the XL Catlin Conference Room at O’Hara House on Bermudiana Road. This is the 10th Anniversary of the TechAwards sponsored by the Department of ICT Policy & Innovation. Minister of National Security Wayne Caines... Read more of this article

Marcus Smith To Launch Mobile App ‘Audiyoo’

Marcus Smith To Launch Mobile App ‘Audiyoo’

Bermudian Marcus Smith recently announced the planned launch of his new app ‘Audiyoo’. Audiyoo is an app that allows users to create, add voice effects, edit, listen, like and share short audio clips with their friends and the world. The ‘Audiyoo’ can be anything happening in a user’s everyday life or it can be a recording... Read more of this article

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

[Written by Don Burgess] The @BermudaPremier Twitter account was wiped clean of its Tweets when the PLP swept to power in July. In the United States, when Donald Trump became president, the Tweets by Barack Obama were moved to a new account, @POTUS44 as a matter of public record. President Trump then had control of the official @POTUS handle. In the... Read more of this article

First Atlantic Expands Reach In Central America

First Atlantic Expands Reach In Central America

First Atlantic Commerce [FAC], a global online payments technology company, announced its expansion of online card processing services across Central America. The Bermuda-based, Level 1 PCI compliant payment gateway can now offer payment solutions to merchants in Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua through a new integration to... Read more of this article

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt is a victim of ‘identity theft’ on Instagram. Someone started the Instagram account hondavidburt, using the name Hon E. David Burt, JP, MP calling himself The Premier of Bermuda and Minister of Finance. As of this writing, the account has 11 posts so far, stealing photos from the Premier’s... Read more of this article

Bermudian Designer Builds Impressive Portfolio

Bermudian Designer Builds Impressive Portfolio

[Written by Don Burgess] Talented Bermudian motion media designer Domico Watson is featured on the artofstyleframe.com website for his work on TV and movies. Watson designed the title sequence for the new hit TV series Star Trek Discovery, and his other work includes the recent Tom Cruise movie, The Mummy, The Marvel Cinematic Universe film Dr Strange... Read more of this article

Complaints Over Consultation Email Issues

Complaints Over Consultation Email Issues

[Updated] Bernews has received multiple complaints that the emails for both consultations — the ATV proposal and domestic partnership bill — appear to not functioning correctly for some people. The environmental group BEST has expressed concern about the ATV feedback email, saying, “It has come to our attention that the internet address... Read more of this article

Lloyd Fray Appointed As Chief Information Officer

Lloyd Fray Appointed As Chief Information Officer

The Government announced the appointment of Mr. Lloyd Fray to the post of Chief Information Officer [CIO] for the Information and Digital Technologies Office. Mr. Fray will work under the direction of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform. Among his duties, Mr. Fray will be responsible... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority’

Minister: ‘Cybersecurity Is A National Priority’

“Cybersecurity is a national priority,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly today [Nov 10], adding that “recent events reinforce that the threats to the jurisdiction as a whole are real.” Noting that “Cyber incidents not only have the potential to interrupt services and damage our systems;... Read more of this article