PLP: “We Must Ensure That All Are Included”

PLP: “We Must Ensure That All Are Included”

[Updated] “The PLP is deeply concerned at reports from taxi and boat operators that they appear to have been deliberately left out of efforts by the Bermuda Tourism Authority to sell Bermuda to the hundreds of travel agents set to visit Bermuda,” said Shadow Tourism Minister Zane DeSilva. Mr. DeSilva said, “As the BTA has consistently... Read more of this article

“Suspicious Package” At Bermuda College

“Suspicious Package” At Bermuda College

[Updated] Emergency personnel responded to the Bermuda College at around 4.30/5.00pm this afternoon [Sept 17] following a a report of a suspicious package, with both the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and the Police Service seen in the area. A College spokesperson said, “A suspicious package was found on campus this afternoon in the area of the... Read more of this article

Boat Operator To Appear In Magistrates Court

Boat Operator To Appear In Magistrates Court

The police have confirmed that the operator of the boat that spent two nights stranded at sea recently has been “issued with several summonses and will appear in Magistrates’ Court in the near future regarding the offences that were committed.” Two people onboard a 17ft boat were stranded at sea for two nights after their vessel suffered... Read more of this article

Glenn Jones On “Misperceptions” About BTA

Glenn Jones On “Misperceptions” About BTA

Newly appointed Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Stakeholder Relations Adviser Glenn Jones said the “politics of the day do not drive or direct” the BTA team, and asked people to “keep the BTA out of the political crossfire because doing otherwise is counterproductive to the goals I know all of us want to achieve.” Mr. Jones said,... Read more of this article

Video: College To Launch Streetwise MBA

Video: College To Launch Streetwise MBA

The Streetwise MBA Programme — an executive education programme designed specifically for small business owners who want to grow their businesses – was outlined this morning [Sept 17] at an event at Bermuda College. The programme’s curriculum and goals were highlighted by a number of speakers, including Mr. Philip Butterfield, Director,... Read more of this article

$48K Raised For Charity At Give Back Games

$48K Raised For Charity At Give Back Games

Despite a high surf caused by Hurricane Eduardo’s fury as it churned by the island yesterday [Sept 16], The Centre on Philanthropy successfully hosted its sixth annual ‘Give Back Games’ beach-style Olympics on Horseshoe Bay. The event saw 9 corporate teams representing 9 local charities, competing for prize money for their chosen charity. Tokio... Read more of this article

Gardner, Dickinson Receive Life Sentences

Gardner, Dickinson Receive Life Sentences

Following a trial where they were found guilty of the murder of George Lynch, Wolda Gardner and Rickai Dickinson were both sentenced in Supreme Court this morning [Sept 17], receiving life sentences, with the condition they must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. Mr Lynch, was shot and killed while standing outside a Midland Heights Crescent,... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank’s Award & Scholarship Winners

Clarien Bank’s Award & Scholarship Winners

Clarien Bank announced the winners of both the Clarien Chairman’s Award and the Clarien Employee Scholarship Programme. Both initiatives were created to reward excellence in the organization and further demonstrate the bank’s ongoing commitment to its employees. The Chairman’s Award, given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional employee... Read more of this article

Reggie Lambe Signs For Mansfield Town FC

Reggie Lambe Signs For Mansfield Town FC

[Updated: English League Two side Mansfield Town have now confirmed the signing of Reggie Lambe] Bermudian midfielder Reggie Lambe will be signing for Mansfield Town today [Sept 17], according to a report from the Mansfield press. In a report yesterday, Chad.co.uk quote manager Paul Cox as saying, “Reggie is set to sign tomorrow, and I am looking... Read more of this article

PLP & OBA On Financial Policies, Attitudes

PLP & OBA On Financial Policies, Attitudes

“The arrogance and anti-Bermudian attitudes that have become the hallmark of the OBA’s time in office is disappointing but not surprising,” the PLP said, which the OBA said “is rich since the legacy of their years in government is thousands of Bermudians without work…” Shadow Minister for Seniors Derrick Burgess said “the... Read more of this article

Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

President of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] Stuart Hayward was the guest speaker at the Hamilton Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday [Sept 16], speaking about various topics, including BEST’s latest campaigns and projects. Mr. Hayward said, “Most often when people hear about BEST it is to do with some controversial... Read more of this article

Photos: Surfers Hit The South Shore Beaches

Photos: Surfers Hit The South Shore Beaches

Hurricane Edouardo is churning away in the Atlantic and as it passed hundreds of miles off the island yesterday [Sept 16] it caused some impact on Bermuda’s waters, creating ideal conditions for the island’s surfers and attracting them to the South Shore beaches to hit the curling surf and ride them into the beach. As of this morning, the... Read more of this article

21 Year Old Admits To Cocaine Possession

21 Year Old Admits To Cocaine Possession

21-year-old Ryan Furbert plead guilty in Magistrates Court this morning [Sept 16] to possessing 0.40 grams of cocaine in Pembroke. Crown Prosecutor Garrett Byrne told the Magistrate that Mr. Furbert had been stopped on 24th May near Chancery Lane in Hamilton; and that a police search had discovered some white powder in a plastic bag that police found... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: College To Launch Streetwise MBA

Video: College To Launch Streetwise MBA

The Streetwise MBA Programme — an executive education programme designed specifically for small business owners who want to grow their businesses – was outlined this morning [Sept 17] at an event at Bermuda College. The programme’s curriculum and goals were highlighted by a number of speakers, including Mr. Philip Butterfield, Director,... Read more of this article

Music Video: JSilva’s Debuts “Nuffin’ Love”

Music Video: JSilva’s Debuts “Nuffin’ Love”

Bermuda rapper JSilva has released a new music video, a feel-good song entitled “Nuffin Love,” with the video filmed and edited by Donrico Alick, before being released on his YouTube channel, AlickApproves. About the song, JSilva said, “This track was inspired by love. I wanted to make it ‘cool’ to talk about love and visually... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Paradise Games Ribbon Cutting

Photos/Video: Paradise Games Ribbon Cutting

Paradise Games held their official ribbon cutting on Friday, with the owners, friends and supporters all gathering to officially open the Court Street betting shop. Those present included the owners of the business, Opposition Leader Marc Bean and his wife Simone Smith-Bean, Bahamian Craig Flowers, as well as Mayor Graeme Outerbridge, Deputy Mayor Donal... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Coaches Association Holds Licence Session

Coaches Association Holds Licence Session

World-renowned football coach Jacques Crevoisier says the next mission of the Bermuda Football Coaches’ Association is to get all club coaches qualified to UEFA C-Licence standard. The former France national coach for the Under-19 team, who has worked with Gerard Houllier at Liverpool and Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, last week oversaw the latest C-Licence... Read more of this article

Rawlins Selected: Emerging Talent Programme

Rawlins Selected: Emerging Talent Programme

The Bermuda Cricket Board announced that Delray Rawlins has been selected to the Bede’s Emerging Talent Programme [ETP] in England. The BCB said, “The Bedes ETP is open for athletes competing at a minimum of County and/or Academy Level. The ETP only accepts athletes who are set for a career playing professional sport and players have to maintain... Read more of this article

Reggie Lambe Signs For Mansfield Town FC

Reggie Lambe Signs For Mansfield Town FC

[Updated: English League Two side Mansfield Town have now confirmed the signing of Reggie Lambe] Bermudian midfielder Reggie Lambe will be signing for Mansfield Town today [Sept 17], according to a report from the Mansfield press. In a report yesterday, Chad.co.uk quote manager Paul Cox as saying, “Reggie is set to sign tomorrow, and I am looking... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 17 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Sept 17 2014

Today [Sept 17] saw a volume of 111,612 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $274,204.88 BD. 96,912 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield, closing down 0.5% at $1.99 per share. Another 900 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing down 3.6% at $4.00 per share. Another 400 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, closing... Read more of this article

Jeffers Named COO Of Destination Marketing

Jeffers Named COO Of Destination Marketing

Bermudian Charles Jeffers II has been named Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. based Destination Marketing Association International [DMAI] effective November 1, 2014. Jeffers currently serves as senior vice president of operations and executive director for East Point, sales and marketing of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau [ACVB], where... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank’s Award & Scholarship Winners

Clarien Bank’s Award & Scholarship Winners

Clarien Bank announced the winners of both the Clarien Chairman’s Award and the Clarien Employee Scholarship Programme. Both initiatives were created to reward excellence in the organization and further demonstrate the bank’s ongoing commitment to its employees. The Chairman’s Award, given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional employee... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Dr. Williams Hosting St George’s Book Signing

Dr. Williams Hosting St George’s Book Signing

Dr. Vincent Williams — the author of A Bird’s Eye View [Black Males and Bermuda’s Education System] — will be hosting a book signing at The Book Cellar in St. George’s on Saturday 20th September from 4.00pm – 6.00pm.In describing the book, a spokesperson previously said, “The study looks at how history has affected the... Read more of this article

US Politics, Trip To Italy Set For Film Series

US Politics, Trip To Italy Set For Film Series

An award-winning documentary about a Barack Obama impersonator and a hilarious culinary road trip to Italy featuring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon will feature at the Weekend Film Series on September 21. The Weekend Film Series takes place at the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute Bronx Obama, winner of a Best... Read more of this article

Bermuda Peace Day Road Race On Sunday

Bermuda Peace Day Road Race On Sunday

The 1st Annual Bermuda Peace Day Road Race will be held on Sunday [Sept 21] with the event beginning and ending at Victoria Park. Race participants will get underway at 9am. Participants are invited to dress up as their favorite pop, rap, reggae, soul, funk or hip hop artist. There will be prizes for top runners, best costumes and more. Proceeds from... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

President of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] Stuart Hayward was the guest speaker at the Hamilton Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday [Sept 16], speaking about various topics, including BEST’s latest campaigns and projects. Mr. Hayward said, “Most often when people hear about BEST it is to do with some controversial... Read more of this article

EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup On Weekend

EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup On Weekend

The EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] has said that they are “delighted to welcome EY as the sponsor.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda has hundreds of coves and beaches and miles of shoreline, so there are opportunities for more teams and more volunteers to sign... Read more of this article

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

Vegetation coming into contact with power lines is the primary cause of storm-related outages, and BELCO is encouraging homeowners to address overgrown vegetation on their property, trimming trees and other vegetation at least 10 feet away from power lines. “All such work should be carried out in a safe manner,” said a spokesperson. “If... Read more of this article

CRIME

Boat Operator To Appear In Magistrates Court

Boat Operator To Appear In Magistrates Court

The police have confirmed that the operator of the boat that spent two nights stranded at sea recently has been “issued with several summonses and will appear in Magistrates’ Court in the near future regarding the offences that were committed.” Two people onboard a 17ft boat were stranded at sea for two nights after their vessel suffered... Read more of this article

Gardner, Dickinson Receive Life Sentences

Gardner, Dickinson Receive Life Sentences

Following a trial where they were found guilty of the murder of George Lynch, Wolda Gardner and Rickai Dickinson were both sentenced in Supreme Court this morning [Sept 17], receiving life sentences, with the condition they must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. Mr Lynch, was shot and killed while standing outside a Midland Heights Crescent,... Read more of this article

21 Year Old Admits To Cocaine Possession

21 Year Old Admits To Cocaine Possession

21-year-old Ryan Furbert plead guilty in Magistrates Court this morning [Sept 16] to possessing 0.40 grams of cocaine in Pembroke. Crown Prosecutor Garrett Byrne told the Magistrate that Mr. Furbert had been stopped on 24th May near Chancery Lane in Hamilton; and that a police search had discovered some white powder in a plastic bag that police found... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Digicel: Approval For Caribbean Fibre Network

Digicel: Approval For Caribbean Fibre Network

Digicel has received the required approvals from Government and regulatory authorities with regard to its purchase of a submarine fibre network across the Caribbean region from the Guadeloupe-based Loret Group and Caribbean Fibre Holdings and the transaction is now complete, it was announced today. The company said, “The completion of the deal marks another major... Read more of this article

2013 ICT Communication Technology Report

2013 ICT Communication Technology Report

The Department of Statistics released the 2013 Information and Communications Technology [ICT] Report today, which showed that the ICT sector contributed 4.1% to Bermuda’s GDP, or $229 million, a decline of 3% from 2012. The report also indicated that there were 838 ICT-related jobs in 2013, the same as in 2012, 89% of all businesses use computers during their daily... Read more of this article

Digicel Bermuda Launches “Data Doctor”

Digicel Bermuda Launches “Data Doctor”

Digicel Bermuda today announced the launch of a new initiative in which mobile customers can have data queries answered on the spot by their Customer Care Director and data specialist, Jakai Franks, also known as “Dr. Data.” Digicel customers are invited to attend smartphone seminars held at the Church Street retail store and can receive a regular email newsletter... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Fire Service Responds, Smoking Bus Tires

Fire Service Responds, Smoking Bus Tires

At approximately 2.30pm today [Sept 17] the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a report of what we understand to be smoke emanating from the rear tires of a bus. The bus was located in the Watford Bridge area in Sandys, and the Fire Service were seen spraying water on the back tires of the bus. The police also attended, and it appears that... Read more of this article

Taxi Lands On Side Following Sandys Collision

Taxi Lands On Side Following Sandys Collision

Three visitors to the island, including a 10 year old girl, were taken to hospital after the taxi they were traveling in was involved in a collision yesterday afternoon [Sept 15] in Sandys, which resulted in the taxi landing on its side. A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:30pm on Monday, September 15th first responders were dispatched to a... Read more of this article

Car Lands Upside Down In Pembroke Collision

Car Lands Upside Down In Pembroke Collision

[Updated] Emergency personnel responded to the Palmetto Road area in Pembroke at approximately 10.30pm this evening [Sept 15], following a collision which resulted in the car landing upside down. An ambulance was seen in the area and it appears that one person may have been taken for medical care. Further details are limited at this time, however we... Read more of this article


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