Three Regiment Soldiers To Train In Kenya

Three Regiment Soldiers To Train In Kenya

[Updated] Earlier today [Aug 29] the Premier and Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley welcomed three members of the Bermuda Regiment to the Cabinet Office. The Officers are embarking for Kenya this weekend. Lt. Paolo Odoli, CSgt Jason Smith, and Sgt Dejion Stange will be travelling to the African nation for two months to participate in extensive... Read more of this article

VSB To Cease Channel 11 TV Broadcasting

VSB To Cease Channel 11 TV Broadcasting

[Updated] Saying they “cannot continue to operate with continued losses,” DeFontes will cease to broadcast VSB Channel 11 effective August 31, 2014. The decision will leave result in three full-time staff, and eight part-time workers, all Bermudian, losing their jobs. A statement from the company said, “After considerable thought... Read more of this article

Man Denies Possessing Over $25K Of Drugs

Man Denies Possessing Over $25K Of Drugs

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 29], a 30 year old denied possessing over $25,000 of illegal drugs. Kevin Majors pleaded not guilty to possessing cocaine intended for supply, with the amount said to be 77.13 grams with a value of $23,000; possessing cannabis intended for supply, with the amount said to be 52.55 grams with a value of... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Assaulting Female Lawyer

Man Charged With Assaulting Female Lawyer

In Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 29], Steve Symonds, 59, was remanded into custody until next month after he faced charges relating to an alleged incident with lawyer Ms. Georgia Marshall, on August 28, 2014. Because the charges were indictable and can only be tried in Supreme Court, Mr. Symonds was not required to enter a plea. Answering queries... Read more of this article

Man Denies Assaulting Senator Jeff Baron

Man Denies Assaulting Senator Jeff Baron

In Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 29], a 46-year-old man pleaded not guilty to charges involving an alleged interaction with Senator Jeff Baron on August 27, 2014 at Swizzle Inn.Victor Johnston pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting Senator Jeffrey Baron [pictured] and causing him bodily harm, and to unlawfully damaging a shirt belonging... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has a decidedly more digital marketing strategy to attract visitors to the island, a new quarterly report reveals. The BTA said, “In the second quarter of 2014 – the first quarter of operation for the BTA – 82 percent of all marketing was online, a 26 percent increase over the previous quarter. “Most... Read more of this article

Cannabis Activist Plans Public Rally At OBA HQ

Cannabis Activist Plans Public Rally At OBA HQ

The OBA’s next caucus meeting on Tuesday, September 2, will “meet a rebellion” against a “trick the Government played on gravely ill and dying patients”, says cannabis activist Alan Gordon. Mr. Gordon said that last January, Minister Michael Dunkley “told the public that compassionate cannabis permit applications could be... Read more of this article

Police Investigation Into Woman’s Death Ongoing

Police Investigation Into Woman’s Death Ongoing

The police investigation into the death of a 48 year old woman on Wednesday is ongoing, and the 47 year old man taken into police custody has been released on police bail. Around 12.10am on Wednesday [Aug 27] first responders were dispatched to a report of an unresponsive female at an Atlantic View, Southampton residence. The 48-year-old Southampton... Read more of this article

20 Year Old Killed In UK Road Collision Named

20 Year Old Killed In UK Road Collision Named

The 20-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a road accident that reportedly involved a Bermuda driver in the United Kingdom on Sunday [Aug 24] has been identified as William Phillip Frederick Ruewell, of West Chiltington Lane, Billingshurst [pictured left; photo courtesy The Argus]. The 69-year-old Bermuda driver of the car involved in the crash... Read more of this article

Tucker’s Town Cemetery Designation Proposal

Tucker’s Town Cemetery Designation Proposal

After consulting with the Historic Buildings Advisory Committee, the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said he has “proposed that the Tucker’s Town Cemetery in St. George’s be designated a Grade HM or Historic Monument Listed Building.” A spokesperson said, “The Minister’s decision to proceed with this listing designation... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On The Westminster System

Opposition Leader On The Westminster System

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] Over the last few months, there has been a growing amount of Bermudians who are openly voicing their opinions on a wide range of topics, such as the economy, social issues, immigration issues and/or cultural differences. Many who speak to us say that it is time for Bermudians to put aside political... Read more of this article

36 New Teachers Attend Orientation Session

36 New Teachers Attend Orientation Session

Minister of Education and Economic Development, Dr. Grant Gibbons today opened the Department of Education’s New Teacher Orientation. The Department organized the two-day orientation for 36 new teachers entering the Bermuda public school system and provided presentations on topics such as, curriculum and assessment, student services, mentor programme,... Read more of this article

Police Statement On Incident Involving Senator

Police Statement On Incident Involving Senator

[Updated with audio] Following discussions on the radio today about an incident at Swizzle Inn last night involving Senator Jeffrey Baron, the police confirmed that the Senator “was involved in an altercation that resulted in the arrest of a 46 year old St. George’s man on suspicion of having care and control of a motor car while impaired.” A... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: BF&M CEO’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Video: BF&M CEO’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Following up on a group of the company’s employees taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, BF&M CEO John Wight has doused himself with ice cold water in the name of promoting awareness of the debilitating disorder, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Before undertaking the challenge, Mr. Wight nominated Darren Johnston of PWC, Will... Read more of this article

Music Video: Ras Mykkal’s “Steer Clear”

Music Video: Ras Mykkal’s “Steer Clear”

Several Bermuda musical artists have come together in order to help to spread a message about the dangers of drinking and drinking, resulting in the first music video from title artist Ras Mykkal, called ‘Steer Clear.’ According to the video’s official description, “Dub poet and spoken word artist, Ras Mykkal has released his... Read more of this article

Video: BF&M Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Video: BF&M Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

After being challenged by their Canadian colleagues, BF&M has taken part in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, as a group. In addition to the Ice Bucket Challenge, the company will hold a Denim Day fundraiser on Friday, and all funds will be donated to ASL research. The viral phenomenon features people, from around the world, dumping ice water over... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Junior Fishing Tournament Set For Aug 31

Junior Fishing Tournament Set For Aug 31

With a much improved weather forecast for this weekend, the Bermuda Anglers Club has revealed that its Junior Fishing Tournament will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014. A spokesperson said, “Competitors will start fishing at 8.30am and the weigh station will be open from 3.00pm to 5.00pm west of the Flagpole on Front Street. With 150 children... Read more of this article

Jasmine Spence Joins CP Athletic Development

Jasmine Spence Joins CP Athletic Development

Talented youth footballer Jasmine Spence has taken on the role of Junior Counselor within the CP Athletic Development training team. CP Athletic Development founder Peter Rickards said, “Handing Jasmine a formal role is part of our young athlete empowerment plan. I have been working with Jasmine in various capacities since she was 5-years-old. “Jasmine... Read more of this article

Bermuda Beats Jamaica, Qualifies For Event

Bermuda Beats Jamaica, Qualifies For Event

Bermuda defeated Jamaica in their semi-final and secured a place in the top three countries in the Boys Division, qualifying for the Masters Event of the International Tennis Federation [ITF] Grand Slam Development Fund [GSDF] 12 and under age group in Mexico later this year. As expected, it was a difficult match up against the Jamaicans. In the number... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 29 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 29 2014

Today [Aug 29] saw the close of the BSX’s week finish with 2,680 shares traded on the day, valued at $15,341.20. 1,880 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing at $1.99 per share, even on the day. The other 800 shares were traded by Somers Limited, which closed at $14.50 per share, up 5.5% on the day. The BSX finished the week... Read more of this article

VSB To Cease Channel 11 TV Broadcasting

VSB To Cease Channel 11 TV Broadcasting

[Updated] Saying they “cannot continue to operate with continued losses,” DeFontes will cease to broadcast VSB Channel 11 effective August 31, 2014. The decision will leave result in three full-time staff, and eight part-time workers, all Bermudian, losing their jobs. A statement from the company said, “After considerable thought... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has a decidedly more digital marketing strategy to attract visitors to the island, a new quarterly report reveals. The BTA said, “In the second quarter of 2014 – the first quarter of operation for the BTA – 82 percent of all marketing was online, a 26 percent increase over the previous quarter. “Most... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Premier Meets “Bermuda Salute” Soca Artists

Premier Meets “Bermuda Salute” Soca Artists

This afternoon [Aug 29], at the invitation of Spectrum Global Entertainment, the Premier and Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley met with the musical artists who will be performing in tomorrow’s Bermuda Salute concert at Tiger Bay.The Premier met with soca artist Destra Garcia, also known as the “Queen of Bacchanal” and Konshens Do... Read more of this article

September TV Brings New Series, Specials

September TV Brings New Series, Specials

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] In addition to all the new fall series premieres television fans can expect to enjoy, September is looking like a great month for specials, some you surely won’t want to miss, so think about setting your DVRs if you can’t catch these gems directly. “Houdini” A special four-hour,... Read more of this article

2014 Labour Day To Feature Several Events

2014 Labour Day To Feature Several Events

The Joint Labour Day Organizing Committee is getting set to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of Labour Day, beginning on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Fairmont Southampton Resort and Spa. The celebrations, themed as ‘Solidarity for Equality, Jobs, and Justice,’ will kick off with cocktails beginning at 6.45pm and dinner at 7.00pm at the Fairmont... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

[Updated: Ministry of Public Works issue an apology and explanation concerning the removal of the tree] BEST released the photos below which they said offer confirmation that the “mature poinciana behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was cut down over the weekend.” Last week, the environmental group issued... Read more of this article

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they were “alerted this morning to a notice in the Official Gazette that the tree behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was to be removed”. BEST said, “While the wording in the official notice clearly refers to removal of the tree, the... Read more of this article

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

In order to help protect those on the island from the harmful ultraviolet [UV] radiation produced by the sun, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is teaming up with the Bermuda Weather Service and its newly launched UV Index reading in order to promote awareness of the dangers posed by the sun, as well as how to avoid and combat them. The UV Index [UVI]... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Denies Possessing Over $25K Of Drugs

Man Denies Possessing Over $25K Of Drugs

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 29], a 30 year old denied possessing over $25,000 of illegal drugs. Kevin Majors pleaded not guilty to possessing cocaine intended for supply, with the amount said to be 77.13 grams with a value of $23,000; possessing cannabis intended for supply, with the amount said to be 52.55 grams with a value of... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Assaulting Female Lawyer

Man Charged With Assaulting Female Lawyer

In Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 29], Steve Symonds, 59, was remanded into custody until next month after he faced charges relating to an alleged incident with lawyer Ms. Georgia Marshall, on August 28, 2014. Because the charges were indictable and can only be tried in Supreme Court, Mr. Symonds was not required to enter a plea. Answering queries... Read more of this article

Man Denies Assaulting Senator Jeff Baron

Man Denies Assaulting Senator Jeff Baron

In Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 29], a 46-year-old man pleaded not guilty to charges involving an alleged interaction with Senator Jeff Baron on August 27, 2014 at Swizzle Inn.Victor Johnston pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting Senator Jeffrey Baron [pictured] and causing him bodily harm, and to unlawfully damaging a shirt belonging... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has a decidedly more digital marketing strategy to attract visitors to the island, a new quarterly report reveals. The BTA said, “In the second quarter of 2014 – the first quarter of operation for the BTA – 82 percent of all marketing was online, a 26 percent increase over the previous quarter. “Most of the shift in marketing... Read more of this article

Watson.bm Job Site Introduces New Features

Watson.bm Job Site Introduces New Features

Watson.bm, a website launched in April 2014 aiming to make employment opportunities more accessible for those on the island, is continuing to refine its features and capabilities, aiding both employers and employees in helping to facilitate professional connections. A spokesperson for the online service said, “In response to public demand and as another step in their... Read more of this article

September TV Brings New Series, Specials

September TV Brings New Series, Specials

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] In addition to all the new fall series premieres television fans can expect to enjoy, September is looking like a great month for specials, some you surely won’t want to miss, so think about setting your DVRs if you can’t catch these gems directly. “Houdini” A special four-hour, two-night mini-series... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

20 Year Old Killed In UK Road Collision Named

20 Year Old Killed In UK Road Collision Named

The 20-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a road accident that reportedly involved a Bermuda driver in the United Kingdom on Sunday [Aug 24] has been identified as William Phillip Frederick Ruewell, of West Chiltington Lane, Billingshurst [pictured left; photo courtesy The Argus]. The 69-year-old Bermuda driver of the car involved in the crash... Read more of this article

Man Arrested Following Fatal UK Collision

Man Arrested Following Fatal UK Collision

According to a news report from the UK, a 69-year-old Bermuda man on holiday in the United Kingdom has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following an automobile accident that left a 20-year-old motorcycle driver dead. A report in the Littlehampton Gazette says, “The 20-year-old motorcyclist, who was riding a Honda... Read more of this article

Car Found Unoccupied After Crashing Into Pole

Car Found Unoccupied After Crashing Into Pole

A car smashed into a utility pole on on Middle Road in Southampton early this morning [Aug 25], and the police said it is “unclear at this time if any injuries were sustained” as the car was found unoccupied. A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:20am on Monday, August 25th police officers were dispatched to a reported single vehicle... Read more of this article


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