Collision On North Shore In Hamilton Parish

Collision On North Shore In Hamilton Parish

[Updating] Police, BFRS and emergency personnel are currently on scene in the North Shore Road area in Hamilton parish, after what appears to be a road traffic collision. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as ableUpdate 3.17pm: The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they responded to a road traffic collision at the... Read more of this article

Sandys School Students ‘Stand For Peace’

Sandys School Students ‘Stand For Peace’

Sandys Secondary Middle School students, faculty and staff recently prepared for the upcoming World Peace Day by forming a human peace symbol. Also known as the International Day of Peace, the event is set to be observed on September 21st. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the holiday dedicated to world peace and the “absence of war and violence.”... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: City Food Festival Chef Contest

Photos/Video: City Food Festival Chef Contest

The City of Hamilton hosted the Chef Competition held yesterday [Sept 18], as part of their week long City Food Festival. The City Food Festival Chef Competition has created its own fame as Bermuda’s chefs, professionals and amateur enthusiasts go head to head, putting their culinary skills to the test. Four different chefs compete each night, and... Read more of this article

Airport Project: Elevator Contract Awarded

Airport Project: Elevator Contract Awarded

Aecon Group Inc. announced today [Sept 19] that a “major contract” has been awarded to Bermuda Elevator Systems Ltd. “Bermuda Elevator will be responsible for installation of the elevators and escalators in the new airport terminal building. The company, founded in 1979, is Bermuda’s largest installer and service provider for escalators... Read more of this article

Aurora Cruise Ship Makes First Visit To Island

Aurora Cruise Ship Makes First Visit To Island

A Bermuda delegation participated in a welcome and plaque exchange aboard the MS Aurora, during the ship’s short stay at King’s Wharf, Royal Naval Dockyard this week. Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs, Walter Roban led the delegation aboard the Bermuda-registered luxury liner which arrived from the port of Charleston,... Read more of this article

Developing Strategy: ‘Ageing Well in Bermuda’

Developing Strategy: ‘Ageing Well in Bermuda’

“The Government is developing a strategy on ‘Ageing Well in Bermuda’ and will actively look for your input,” Minister Of Health Kim Wilson said. Speaking at yesterday’s Age Concern AGM, Minister Wilson said, “It is a pleasure to be here to speak to you at Age Concern’s Annual General Meeting. But let me say at the outset... Read more of this article

Gift Shop Celebrates Three Years In Acute Wing

Gift Shop Celebrates Three Years In Acute Wing

For the last ten years, Mi DeSilva has been volunteering her time with local charity Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda, and she has been the Chairperson of the Gift Shop since 2013. Her mission? To give back to the community and help visitors and patients at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital feel as comfortable as possible. This past Friday [Sept 15] marked... Read more of this article


Regiment Gets To Work In Turks & Caicos

Regiment Gets To Work In Turks & Caicos

Bermuda’s troops got to work as soon as they arrived in hurricane-hit Turks & Caicos, the commander on the ground said yesterday. Major Corey Smalley explained the Regiment contingent had helped build a logistics base for the World Food Programme on Providenciales while waiting for an airlift to Grand Turk at the other end of the island chain. Maj.... Read more of this article

Davidrose Jewelry To Open Store In Hamilton

Davidrose Jewelry To Open Store In Hamilton

Luxury jewelry brand Davidrose Jewelry plans to open a new storefront in the heart of Hamilton. The company said that the new location, at 47 Front Street in the Walker Arcade, will officially open for business later this year, offering customers the same high-quality collections in a more convenient setting. David Zuill, the co-owner of Davidrose Jewelry,... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

A man in a “compromised state” taken to hospital, Bermuda’s airport waiving fees for hurricane relief flights, EMO monitoring storms, Clarien Bank launching donation drive to support hurricane recovery efforts, Bermuda College signing two articulation agreements, YouthNet Super Raffle featuring a Mercedes-Benz GLA as its grand prize, and... Read more of this article

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday

The cancellation of bus routes continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this morning, Tuesday, September 19th. Related StoriesMinistry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday Ministry: Four Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday Ministry: Bus... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown, Minister of Education & Workforce Development Diallo Rabain, and Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons held a Town Hall meeting this evening [Sept 18], discussing some of the initiatives contained in the 2017 Throne Speech. The 90-minute live video replay is below: Related... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 18 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

Multiple Bus Runs Cancelled This Evening

Multiple Bus Runs Cancelled This Evening

[Updated - Multiple routes cancelled this afternoon/evening] There will be one bus route cancelled this morning [Sept 18], with the 7.05am Route 8 bus from Dockyard to Hamilton via Cedar Hill not in service. A spokesperson said, “Only one bus cancellation has been reported for this morning, as the 7.05am Route 8 bus from Dockyard to Hamilton via... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos/Video: City Food Festival Chef Contest

Photos/Video: City Food Festival Chef Contest

The City of Hamilton hosted the Chef Competition held yesterday [Sept 18], as part of their week long City Food Festival. The City Food Festival Chef Competition has created its own fame as Bermuda’s chefs, professionals and amateur enthusiasts go head to head, putting their culinary skills to the test. Four different chefs compete each night, and... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

A man in a “compromised state” taken to hospital, Bermuda’s airport waiving fees for hurricane relief flights, EMO monitoring storms, Clarien Bank launching donation drive to support hurricane recovery efforts, Bermuda College signing two articulation agreements, YouthNet Super Raffle featuring a Mercedes-Benz GLA as its grand prize, and... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown, Minister of Education & Workforce Development Diallo Rabain, and Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons held a Town Hall meeting this evening [Sept 18], discussing some of the initiatives contained in the 2017 Throne Speech. The 90-minute live video replay is below: Related... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Freisenbruch-Meyer Continental League Results

Freisenbruch-Meyer Continental League Results

The Freisenbruch-Meyer Continental Bowling League season continued inside the Warwick Lanes, with the Spicenix defeating the Bermuda Pest Control 22 – 8, while the Nifty Rollers defeated the Pinjammers 25 – 5. The Cubs defeated the Odd Balls 18 – 12, while the Quickie Lickie Laundry defeated the Under Dawgs 20.5 – 9.5 and New... Read more of this article

Trey Simons Wins For Second Week In A Row

Trey Simons Wins For Second Week In A Row

For the second straight week, Bermuda’s Trey Simons — who competes for Morehouse College — rolled past the competition, finishing first overall in a large field of runners at the Falcon Classic, hosted by the University of Montevallo in Alabama. Simons clocked a time of 25:47.95 over the 8K Distance to win the race, which over 140... Read more of this article

Photos/Results: Motorcycle Racing At Southside

Photos/Results: Motorcycle Racing At Southside

The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club’s 2017 Circuit Racing Championship Season continued on Sunday [Sept 17] at the Southside Motorsports Raceway. Races kicked off shortly after 1.00pm with scooters first up. Devone ‘Red’ Bailey took the lead position soon after the flag dropped. As races progressed throughout the day, Bailey gained an untouched... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Airport Project: Elevator Contract Awarded

Airport Project: Elevator Contract Awarded

Aecon Group Inc. announced today [Sept 19] that a “major contract” has been awarded to Bermuda Elevator Systems Ltd. “Bermuda Elevator will be responsible for installation of the elevators and escalators in the new airport terminal building. The company, founded in 1979, is Bermuda’s largest installer and service provider for escalators... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Tables Compliance Legislation

Premier Burt Tables Compliance Legislation

David Burt Premier and Minister of Finance tabled in the House of Assembly, last Friday, the Real Estate Brokers’ Licensing Act 2017 and The Corporate Service Provider Business Amendment Act 2017. “The purpose of the Real Estate Brokers’ Licensing Bill 2017 is to modernize the operation and supervision of the real estate industry according... Read more of this article

XL To Move XLICSE From UK To Ireland

XL To Move XLICSE From UK To Ireland

XL Group announced its plans to move its principal European Union [EU] insurance company, XL Insurance Company SE [XLICSE], from the UK to Ireland in 2018, with the company saying the move is “in response to Brexit.” The announcement comes following a meeting between An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and XL Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos/Video: City Food Festival Chef Contest

Photos/Video: City Food Festival Chef Contest

The City of Hamilton hosted the Chef Competition held yesterday [Sept 18], as part of their week long City Food Festival. The City Food Festival Chef Competition has created its own fame as Bermuda’s chefs, professionals and amateur enthusiasts go head to head, putting their culinary skills to the test. Four different chefs compete each night, and... Read more of this article

Food Walk In Chancery Lane Postponed

Food Walk In Chancery Lane Postponed

The City Food Festival’s Food Walk in Chancery Lane scheduled for today [Sept 19] has been postponed due to the inclement weather, and is set to take place tomorrow at the same time. A spokesperson said, “Please be advised that due to the inclement weather the Food Walk in Chancery Lane, scheduled for 12pm – 2pm today, will now take place... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: YouthNet Super Raffle Event

Photos & Video: YouthNet Super Raffle Event

Prestige Autos Ltd, YouthNet, and Colonial came together on Friday [Sept 15] in order to launch the YouthNet Super Raffle, featuring a grand prize of a Mercedes-Benz GLA. Called ‘Win Big and Do Good,’ the raffle prize also features one year of licensing and a $1,000 Motor Insurance Voucher courtesy of Colonial. Tickets – of which only... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Butterfield Employees Participate In Cleanup

Butterfield Employees Participate In Cleanup

Employees of Butterfield Group companies around the world joined forces with local environmental groups to take part in the International Costal Clean-Up on Saturday, September, 16th. 267 Butterfield team members cleared 113 bags of trash and recyclables from public spaces in six countries during the first of what will become an annual Community Action... Read more of this article

Photos: Saltus Clean Up At John Smith’s Bay

Photos: Saltus Clean Up At John Smith’s Bay

In order to help assist Saturday’s Coastal Clean Up Day, Saltus students, their families and staff turned out to help clean up John Smith’s Bay. In connection with KBB’s “Adopt-A-Spot” initiative, S4 teacher and Year Coordinator and Saltus alumna, Erika Powell, organizes a Saltus clean up at John Smith’s Bay twice during the academic year. Ms.... Read more of this article

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources confirmed they have received a number of reports of dead fish washing up on shorelines around the island, and said “the current die-off event is affecting a large number of fishes from a wide range of species” and it is “too early to speculate about possible causes.” After a... Read more of this article

CRIME

Bermudians Urged To ‘Remain Vigilant’ In UK

Bermudians Urged To ‘Remain Vigilant’ In UK

The Government of Bermuda London Office has advised “Bermudians in the UK to remain vigilant of their surroundings” following the events in London yesterday morning. An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train, in which 30 people were injured after the explosion... Read more of this article

Police: Photo Of Guns & Ammo Not In Bermuda

Police: Photo Of Guns & Ammo Not In Bermuda

The police said they are “aware of a photo circulating on social media that shows an engine block containing a quantity of guns and ammunition,” saying that while it was “suggested that this contraband was discovered in Bermuda,” the photo is actually from Barbados. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service... Read more of this article

Arrest In Connection With Counterfeit Money

Arrest In Connection With Counterfeit Money

The police are advising people to be “vigilant regarding counterfeit U.S. $50 notes bearing serial number MD36441997A,” adding that one of these notes was tendered at a gas station on Tuesday evening, and a 54-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the matter. A police spokesperson said, “Residents are advised to be vigilant... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

One Communications Release Unaudited Results

One Communications Release Unaudited Results

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], One Communications Ltd, reported unaudited results for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The filing stated: Financial Highlights for the six months ended June 30, 2017:Revenues: $63.4 million, $50.3 million in Bermuda and $13.1 million in Cayman Operating income: $7.9 million Earnings per share: $0.19One Communications... Read more of this article

VSB To Cease Radio Broadcasting On Sunday

VSB To Cease Radio Broadcasting On Sunday

The DeFontes Broadcasting Company has announced that they will cease their radio broadcasting at 5.00pm on Sunday, September 17th. The company announced the impending closure over the air today, saying, “Sadly, despite the support of listeners and advertisers, and the offering of the island’s best radio news programming, it has not been possible to achieve... Read more of this article

Global InsurTech Investments Increased In Q2

Global InsurTech Investments Increased In Q2

Global investment in InsurTech in the second quarter of 2017 surpassed that in the previous three quarters combined, according to a new report from PwC. “Investment in InsurTech by global insurers, reinsurers and Venture Capital firms surged by 247% to $985million, compared to Q2 2016 [$398million]. The first three months of 2017 saw $283million of InsurTech funding,”... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Collision On North Shore In Hamilton Parish

Collision On North Shore In Hamilton Parish

[Updating] Police, BFRS and emergency personnel are currently on scene in the North Shore Road area in Hamilton parish, after what appears to be a road traffic collision. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as ableUpdate 3.17pm: The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they responded to a road traffic collision at the... Read more of this article

Fire Service Respond To St. David’s Dryer Blaze

Fire Service Respond To St. David’s Dryer Blaze

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire tonight [Sept 11] at a home located in the Sofar Lane area of St. David’s. Bystanders indicate that the incident involved a dryer fire which was extinguished by residents with the help of a fire extinguisher supplied by a nearby neighbour. The Fire Service arrived and entered the property... Read more of this article

BPS: Two People Injured In Ferry/Spirit Collision

BPS: Two People Injured In Ferry/Spirit Collision

An 18-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man both sustained “non-life threatening injuries” in the collision involving a ferry and the Spirit of Bermuda on Friday night, the police have confirmed.A police spokesperson said, “It now appears that two persons, believed to be an 18-year-old Pembroke woman and a 25-year-old Pembroke man,... Read more of this article