30 Minute Video: February 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 20 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

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Human health risks associated with drinking local tank water could be significantly reduced through increased public awareness of tank water as raw water and the adoption of appropriate disinfection procedures. According to the Government, that was one of the key findings of a new collaborative study examining the challenges facing Bermuda’s water... Read more of this article

Limited Access During Repair Work On Docks

Limited Access During Repair Work On Docks

Stevedoring Services Limited [SSL] executives have alerted shippers and importers that “urgent repairs” to the Corporation of Hamilton City Dock asphalt surface will take place from February 23 to February 25. “Access to the docks will be restricted for the duration of the dock roadworks, however extended access hours on Thursday,... Read more of this article

Economic & Cooperative Development Director

Economic & Cooperative Development Director

Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons announced the appointment of Mr. William Spriggs as Bermuda’s new Director of Economic and Cooperative Development. Saying it was “in alignment with the Government’s agenda to expand entrepreneurship, create greater and fairer access to funding for entrepreneurs, remove red tape and... Read more of this article

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 20], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Randolph Furbert, Dale Butler, Malachi Jones,... Read more of this article

50 Delegates To Attend Genetic Conference

50 Delegates To Attend Genetic Conference

Scientists and researchers from around the world are gathering in Bermuda this week for the second edition of a conference exploring the field of genetic research. Premier David Burt will officially open “Bermuda Principles: Impact on Splicing” Wednesday evening at the Fairmont Southampton. The conference, which runs through Saturday, has registered... Read more of this article

ABIR ‘Encouraged’ By Bermuda 2018/19 Budget

ABIR ‘Encouraged’ By Bermuda 2018/19 Budget

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] said they are “encouraged” by the 2018/19 Budget priorities “around growing the economy and, by extension, jobs, by developing FinTech and encouraging international investment, as well as by holding the line on payroll taxes.” “These initiatives signal efforts to... Read more of this article


Video: Perinchief Breaks Bermuda Indoor Record

Video: Perinchief Breaks Bermuda Indoor Record

Competing in a track meet in the United States, Bermuda’s Jah-Nhai Perinchief achieved an indoor personal best of 2.22m/7-3 1/4 in the high jump to win the event, setting a new Bermuda record in the process.Perinchief’s leap broke his own Bermuda Indoor Record of 2.17, it also moved him up to No. 9 on the NCAA leader boards. Perinchief,... Read more of this article

Black Panther Showing Inspires & Assists Charity

Black Panther Showing Inspires & Assists Charity

[Written by Hafid James] This all started with my good friend Kara Simmons and I deciding to celebrate the Black Panther opening, a cultural game changer, by getting a few friends and fellow nerds together, buying out a cinema and enjoying the film. It exploded very quickly from a few friends, to 30 people, to about 100 people. Along the way we decided... Read more of this article

PechaKucha Bermuda To Be Held On Thursday

PechaKucha Bermuda To Be Held On Thursday

The 22nd edition of PechaKucha Bermuda will be held this Thursday [Feb 22] at 7:00pm at Spinning Wheel, with Jason Rhind, Agathe Holowatinc, Maryellen Jackson, Charlotte Jones, Martin Hatfield, Tara Hines, Najib Chentouf, and Dr. Matthew Arnold set to present. A spokesperson said, “PechaKucha Bermuda’s 22nd edition promises short, dynamic and powerful... Read more of this article

115 Visit ER Due To Road Accidents In January

115 Visit ER Due To Road Accidents In January

115 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department last month due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. The statistics for January 2018 show that 115 victims required services of the Emergency Department, seven were admitted to the Acute Care Wing, two were admitted to the ICU,... Read more of this article

Video: February 20 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 20 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police are investigating two indecent exposure incidents, Girl Guides Thinking Day Service and Parade, Dr. Constance Ridley Smith earns the Chair Academy’s Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership Award, Impact Mentoring Academy to host an open house on February 21, 22, and 23, Argus announced its $25,000 sponsorship of A Piece of the Rock, and... Read more of this article

Al Seymour Sr. To Host Special Exhibition

Al Seymour Sr. To Host Special Exhibition

Veteran Bermudian multi-media artist Al Seymour Sr. is to host a special exhibition of a wide variety of his work at The Bermuda Masterworks Gallery on Friday, February 23rd from 5:30pm to 7pm. The date was chosen to celebrate Mr. Seymour’s 85th birthday. Entitled “Reflections of Life’s Journey”, the exhibition will be open to the public... Read more of this article

Review: ‘Bermuda’s Got Talent, That’s A Fact’

Review: ‘Bermuda’s Got Talent, That’s A Fact’

[Written by Vejay Steede] Bermuda’s got talent. That’s a fact. We don’t always nurture our talent as holistically as it deserves to be nurtured, but we have an abundance of raw talent here. When that talent is paired with self-belief, drive, and the will to make a mark by any means necessary, well, Bermudians go to Hollywood. I was recently blessed... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 19 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

Police Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents

Police Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents

Police are investigating two incidents of indecent exposure encountered by two different women at different locations this weekend, with the suspect described as a “naked brown complexioned male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall of medium build.” A police spokesperson said, “Inquiries are underway regarding two reported incidents of... Read more of this article

Video: Premier David Burt On 2018/19 Budget

Video: Premier David Burt On 2018/19 Budget

[Updated] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is holding a press conference this afternoon [Feb 19] to speak on the 2018/19 Budget. We will have additional coverage later on, you can view all our coverage of the Budget here, and in the meantime the live video of Premier Burt’s press conference is below. Update: The 23-minute live video replay... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regulatory Authority CEO Steps Down

Bermuda Regulatory Authority CEO Steps Down

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has announced a change of leadership, with Chief Executive Matthew Copeland stepping down from the post, effective immediately. The Authority Chair, Angela Berry, on behalf of the board, “thanked Mr. Copeland for his two years of service with the Regulatory Authority and wished him well in his future endeavours.” Ms.... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: February 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 20 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

Video: Perinchief Breaks Bermuda Indoor Record

Video: Perinchief Breaks Bermuda Indoor Record

Competing in a track meet in the United States, Bermuda’s Jah-Nhai Perinchief achieved an indoor personal best of 2.22m/7-3 1/4 in the high jump to win the event, setting a new Bermuda record in the process.Perinchief’s leap broke his own Bermuda Indoor Record of 2.17, it also moved him up to No. 9 on the NCAA leader boards. Perinchief,... Read more of this article

Video: February 20 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 20 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Police are investigating two indecent exposure incidents, Girl Guides Thinking Day Service and Parade, Dr. Constance Ridley Smith earns the Chair Academy’s Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership Award, Impact Mentoring Academy to host an open house on February 21, 22, and 23, Argus announced its $25,000 sponsorship of A Piece of the Rock, and... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Motocross Club Racing Results

Bermuda Motocross Club Racing Results

The Bermuda Motocross Club recently held another round of racing, with Drake Raynor, Grae Edness, Michael McClean, Jadon Simmons, Jamico Smith-Hollis, Jason DeCouto, Kai’Jun Simons, and Aaron Cannonier emerging as winners from the day’s action. Drake Raynor won the Pee-Wee Class on the day, while the 50cc Class was won by Grae Edness. Michael... Read more of this article

BNAA Track & Field Meet Day #2 Results

BNAA Track & Field Meet Day #2 Results

The Bermuda National Athletics Association’s Track and Field season resumed with the second day of the Flyers Track Meet at the National Sports Center. Elisha Darrell won the Under 20 High Jump with a leap of 1.95m, while Bruce De Grilla won the Boys Long Jump Open leaping 7.15m. Sakari Famous leaped 1.70m on her way to winning the Under 20 Girls... Read more of this article

BEAST: Grand Opening For New Location

BEAST: Grand Opening For New Location

Bermuda Elite Athletic Strength Training [B.E.A.S.T.] will be hosting their Grand Opening on Saturday [Feb 24] at their new location on Dundonald Street, with Premier David Burt set to ‘workout’ by cutting the ribbon. A spokesperson said, “Our state of the art facility is over 12,000 sq. ft. and boasts an open gym with state of the... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was interviewed at Fintech World’s: Blue Chip ICO’s Road Show at The Harvard Club, New York City, with the Minister discussing blockchain and cryptocurrency. “This is an opportunity to Bermuda to diversify,” Minister Caines said. “Blockchain technology is now enveloping the world and and... Read more of this article

BEAST: Grand Opening For New Location

BEAST: Grand Opening For New Location

Bermuda Elite Athletic Strength Training [B.E.A.S.T.] will be hosting their Grand Opening on Saturday [Feb 24] at their new location on Dundonald Street, with Premier David Burt set to ‘workout’ by cutting the ribbon. A spokesperson said, “Our state of the art facility is over 12,000 sq. ft. and boasts an open gym with state of the... Read more of this article

Limited Access During Repair Work On Docks

Limited Access During Repair Work On Docks

Stevedoring Services Limited [SSL] executives have alerted shippers and importers that “urgent repairs” to the Corporation of Hamilton City Dock asphalt surface will take place from February 23 to February 25. “Access to the docks will be restricted for the duration of the dock roadworks, however extended access hours on Thursday,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Black Panther Showing Inspires & Assists Charity

Black Panther Showing Inspires & Assists Charity

[Written by Hafid James] This all started with my good friend Kara Simmons and I deciding to celebrate the Black Panther opening, a cultural game changer, by getting a few friends and fellow nerds together, buying out a cinema and enjoying the film. It exploded very quickly from a few friends, to 30 people, to about 100 people. Along the way we decided... Read more of this article

Lyndy Thatcher Performs At Westmeath

Lyndy Thatcher Performs At Westmeath

This past Wednesday, Lyndy Thatcher, a Bermuda real estate agent for Rego Sotheby’s International Realty, shared her love of music by performing on her ukulele in front of a large crowd at Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home in Pembroke for Valentine’s Day.“It felt so good to provide entertainment for such a sweet group of people,”... Read more of this article

PechaKucha Bermuda To Be Held On Thursday

PechaKucha Bermuda To Be Held On Thursday

The 22nd edition of PechaKucha Bermuda will be held this Thursday [Feb 22] at 7:00pm at Spinning Wheel, with Jason Rhind, Agathe Holowatinc, Maryellen Jackson, Charlotte Jones, Martin Hatfield, Tara Hines, Najib Chentouf, and Dr. Matthew Arnold set to present. A spokesperson said, “PechaKucha Bermuda’s 22nd edition promises short, dynamic and powerful... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Human health risks associated with drinking local tank water could be significantly reduced through increased public awareness of tank water as raw water and the adoption of appropriate disinfection procedures. According to the Government, that was one of the key findings of a new collaborative study examining the challenges facing Bermuda’s water... Read more of this article

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Elizabeth J. Zechmeister & Claire Q. Evans] During the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season, six major storms – all of which were Category 3 or higher – produced devastating human, material and financial devastation across the southern United States and the Caribbean. Last year’s above-average storm activity was... Read more of this article

‘Known’ Abandoned Boats To Be Removed

‘Known’ Abandoned Boats To Be Removed

Following their previous advisory that abandoned boats, whose owners are ‘unknown’, will be removed from the water, Government is now advising owners of ‘known’ abandoned vessels that unless their boat is removed by March 8th, the Government will dispose of them. “If you are the owner of any of these boats, you have until... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents

Police Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents

Police are investigating two incidents of indecent exposure encountered by two different women at different locations this weekend, with the suspect described as a “naked brown complexioned male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall of medium build.” A police spokesperson said, “Inquiries are underway regarding two reported incidents of... Read more of this article

Man Arrested Following Robbery In St George’s

Man Arrested Following Robbery In St George’s

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a robbery in St George’s, which saw a man on a motorcycle demand money from someone walking in the vicinity of the Unfinished Church. A police spokesperson said, “At 5:10pm on Friday February 16th police responded to a report of a robbery that took place on Kent Street in St. Georges. “The... Read more of this article

Court: Jeffrey Bevan Sentenced To Seven Years

Court: Jeffrey Bevan Sentenced To Seven Years

A Welsh Court has sentenced Jeffrey Bevan to 7 years and 4 months in prison after he was convicted of laundering £1.3 million [$1.8], and local officials confirm that confiscation proceedings have started in order to recover the funds stolen from the Bermuda Government. Mr Bevan, an accountant from Wales, was employed as Payments Manager for the Bermuda... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was interviewed at Fintech World’s: Blue Chip ICO’s Road Show at The Harvard Club, New York City, with the Minister discussing blockchain and cryptocurrency. “This is an opportunity to Bermuda to diversify,” Minister Caines said. “Blockchain technology is now enveloping the world and and we want to be the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regulatory Authority CEO Steps Down

Bermuda Regulatory Authority CEO Steps Down

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has announced a change of leadership, with Chief Executive Matthew Copeland stepping down from the post, effective immediately. The Authority Chair, Angela Berry, on behalf of the board, “thanked Mr. Copeland for his two years of service with the Regulatory Authority and wished him well in his future endeavours.” Ms. Berry... Read more of this article

Column: The ‘Internet Of Things’ Is Taking Over

Column: The ‘Internet Of Things’ Is Taking Over

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] On February 9th, 2018, Apple suddenly woke up and finally released the HomePod. What is it? It plays music and, assuming your house and all its gadgets are connected using Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem, it will let you control them via Apple’s intelligent assistant, Siri. It can tell you what the weather or news will be, and it... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

115 Visit ER Due To Road Accidents In January

115 Visit ER Due To Road Accidents In January

115 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department last month due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. The statistics for January 2018 show that 115 victims required services of the Emergency Department, seven were admitted to the Acute Care Wing, two were admitted to the ICU,... Read more of this article

Photos: Car Overturns After Cobbs Hill Collision

Photos: Car Overturns After Cobbs Hill Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision at approximately 7.15pm tonight [Feb 17], located on Cobbs Hill Road near the junction with South Road which resulted in a car landing on its side. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, police and an ambulance attended the scene. Bystanders said at least one person was taken by ambulance to King Edward... Read more of this article

Overturned Vehicle On Salt House Drive

Overturned Vehicle On Salt House Drive

At approximately 10:41am this morning [Feb 15], Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on Salt House Drive in Smith’s Parish. Fire Service spokesperson Acting Lieutenant Russann Francis said, “On our arrival the Officer-in-Charge reported there was one female trapped in the overturned vehicle. “Fire... Read more of this article