Small Fire At Hamilton Princess, No One Injured

Small Fire At Hamilton Princess, No One Injured

[Updated: The Hamilton Princess confirmed that a chimney over a stove in Marcus’ restaurant caught fire, said “thankfully no one was injured and there was no damage to the hotel.”]Bermuda Fire and Rescue service personnel attended the Hamilton Princess Hotel on Pitts Bay Road tonight [August 23] to an incident that occurred on the property. The... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: August 23 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 23 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 30 minute replay will be available.The live video will begin at 7.00pm,... Read more of this article

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Tre Houston returned home from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio today [August 23], and speaking at the airport, Houston said the “experience was wonderful” and he “wouldn’t trade it for the world.” The sprinter — who made Bermuda’s first appearance in the 200m in twenty years — said he has worked hard... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger returned to the island earlier today after competing at the recent Games in Rio, with Junior Minister for Social Development and Sports Nandi Davis on hand to welcome them home. Heyliger finished sixth in her women’s 50m freestyle heats in a time of 26.54, competing against swimmers... Read more of this article

‘Our Sons Lives Being Lost Too Soon, Too Often’

‘Our Sons Lives Being Lost Too Soon, Too Often’

These senseless killings are a “national crisis as our sons’ lives “are being lost too soon, too often,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Shadow Minister of Health & Community Affairs Michael Weeks said. These comments follow after Friday night’s shooting, which resulted in the death of 25-year-old Jason... Read more of this article

Each One Reach One Back To School Campaign

Each One Reach One Back To School Campaign

Gina Spence Productions [GSP] is partnering with Gibbons Company for the ‘Each One Reach One’ back to school campaign, with recycled school uniforms to be distributed to families in need ahead of the upcoming school year. A spokesperson said, “Gina Spence Productions are partnering with Gibbons Company once again for their uniform... Read more of this article

Blackburn Wins Four Gold Medals At US Masters

Blackburn Wins Four Gold Medals At US Masters

Bermudian swimmer Lisa Blackburn won four gold medals at the US Masters National Swimming Championships in Portland, Oregon, racing to victory in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 50 breaststroke, and 100 breaststroke. “This competition was a good way to stay in touch with the water during my offseason and to take a bit of a holiday at the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Model Featured In London Magazine

Bermuda Model Featured In London Magazine

Bermuda’s Ella Burt has graced the pages of London Life magazine on behalf of designer Thomas Lavone, with a Bermudian photographer and backdrop used for the feature. The photo appeared in London Life’s August 2016 issue and is also set to be featured in Town & Country UK. The photo of Ms Burt was taken by Bermudian photographer Glenn... Read more of this article

Lightning Seen Last Night Over The East End

Lightning Seen Last Night Over The East End

Lightning was seen last night [Aug 22] over the east end, with Bernews capturing a quick look at the natural light show as the phenomena lit up clouds in the night sky. The Bermuda Weather Service had issued a Thunderstorm Advisory valid last night through Tuesday evening, with their forecast for calling for “sunny periods with a shower or two,... Read more of this article

Column: “What Does DMBHA Mean To Me?”

Column: “What Does DMBHA Mean To Me?”

[Written by Veronica Baptista] As the school nurse for students who have severe to profound, multiple, exceptionalities, Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy [DMBHA] means a lot of different things to me. First of all, it is an institution where children come to learn. Learning may not look exactly as it does in typical classroom settings. However, every... Read more of this article

12 Videos: Bermudians At The Olympic Games

12 Videos: Bermudians At The Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympic Games saw its closing ceremony take place, ending an event that saw Bermuda field a team of eight world class athletes. The Games saw long jumper Tyrone Smith mark his third Olympic appearance with a 16 place finish, while swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger made their Olympic debuts. Sailor Cameron Pimentel tested himself... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Gaston Forms In Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Gaston Forms In Atlantic Ocean

[Updated] As Tropical Depression Fiona continues to move across the Atlantic, it has been joined by a second system, with the NHC saying that Tropical Depression Seven has formed and “is forecast to become a tropical storm tonight or on Tuesday.” The U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 5.00pm, the center of Tropical Depression... Read more of this article

Government Awards Educational Scholarships

Government Awards Educational Scholarships

This year the Ministry of Education awarded Bermuda Government Scholarships [BGS] to four students who will be commencing their studies overseas in September. Each scholarship recipient received funding towards their cost of tuition and accommodation up to an annual maximum of $35,000 for a period of four years. In total, the Ministry of Education will... Read more of this article

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

U.S. Customs & Border Protection [CBP] and Bermuda officials announced the addition of Global Entry kiosks to Bermuda pre-clearance at L.F. Wade International Airport, which will allow Global Entry members to bypass the CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. “CBP is pleased to expand... Read more of this article

BIU President To Speak At Labour Day Banquet

BIU President To Speak At Labour Day Banquet

For the first time in its 35 year history of Labour Day celebrations, the Bermuda Industrial Union’s keynote speaker at their annual Labour Day Banquet on Friday, September 2 will be the Union’s President. A BIU spokesperson said, “Brother Chris Furbert will join a list of notables who have addressed the BIU membership and other banquet attendees. “At... Read more of this article

Video: Kyle Fisher Wins RUBiS Free Fuel For Life

Video: Kyle Fisher Wins RUBiS Free Fuel For Life

RUBiS Energy announced the winner of their ‘Fuel For Life’ promotion as Kyle Fisher, presenting him with his prize today. The promotion, which launched in 2015, featured the prize of a lifetime’s worth of free fuel to one individual. Mr. Fisher becomes the second recipient of this prize, which the company values at $112,500.00.The promotion,... Read more of this article

Exhibit Highlights History Of Friendly Societies

Exhibit Highlights History Of Friendly Societies

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art has recently opened a new gallery exhibit showcasing a unique and fascinating slice of Bermuda history. Bermuda Friendly Societies – A Cultural and Historical Exhibition opened to a large audience in the Rick Faries Gallery on Friday night. Those in attendance included Minister Pat Gordon Pamplin, Dame Jennifer... Read more of this article

Appeal For Witnesses: Murder Of Jason Mello

Appeal For Witnesses: Murder Of Jason Mello

[Updated with videos] Police are appealing for witnesses to the murder of 25-year-old Jason Mello, who was fatally shot on Friday evening on Bandroom Lane in Pembroke. The police said the gunman is believed to have entered Bandroom Lane on a motorcycle wearing heavy dark coloured winter clothing, parked the cycle higher up on Bandroom Lane, walked down... Read more of this article

Longtail Aviation Adds 2nd Boeing Business Jet

Longtail Aviation Adds 2nd Boeing Business Jet

Longtail Aviation announced the addition of a second Boeing Business Jet to its managed fleet, saying “clients will enjoy all the same comforts in the air as on the land: two private state rooms, each with a private bath/shower; a fully equipped service galley; private office space and an over-abundance of space to relax in total privacy or conduct... Read more of this article

Tucker, Braithwaite & Burrows Win Scholarships

Tucker, Braithwaite & Burrows Win Scholarships

Cox Hallett Wilkinson announced the recipients of the 2016 CHW Scholarship and Bursaries, with Rachel Tucker, Taylor Braithwaite, and Ciara Burrows all being selected for the awards. A CHW spokesperson said, “From a large pool of excellent applicants, the following were selected: Ms Rachel Tucker has been chosen for the CHW Scholarship. Educated... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: August 23 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: August 23 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 30 minute replay will be available.The live video will begin at 7.00pm,... Read more of this article

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Tre Houston returned home from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio today [August 23], and speaking at the airport, Houston said the “experience was wonderful” and he “wouldn’t trade it for the world.” The sprinter — who made Bermuda’s first appearance in the 200m in twenty years — said he has worked hard... Read more of this article

12 Videos: Bermudians At The Olympic Games

12 Videos: Bermudians At The Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympic Games saw its closing ceremony take place, ending an event that saw Bermuda field a team of eight world class athletes. The Games saw long jumper Tyrone Smith mark his third Olympic appearance with a 16 place finish, while swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger made their Olympic debuts. Sailor Cameron Pimentel tested himself... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Final Team Selected For Youth America’s Cup

Final Team Selected For Youth America’s Cup

Bermuda’s team for next year’s Youth America’s Cup is now complete with the final 11 members selected after an intensive training camp held last week. Last week’s training camp saw the participants sailing in Nacra 17s, an Olympic class catamaran, as they showcased their skills and development as sailors and teammates.The final members of... Read more of this article

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Tre Houston returned home from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio today [August 23], and speaking at the airport, Houston said the “experience was wonderful” and he “wouldn’t trade it for the world.” The sprinter — who made Bermuda’s first appearance in the 200m in twenty years — said he has worked hard... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger returned to the island earlier today after competing at the recent Games in Rio, with Junior Minister for Social Development and Sports Nandi Davis on hand to welcome them home. Heyliger finished sixth in her women’s 50m freestyle heats in a time of 26.54, competing against swimmers... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Butterfield Receives Captive Services Award

Butterfield Receives Captive Services Award

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited has received the award for best Collateral Service Provider – Letters of Credit from Captive Review in its 2016 US Captive Services Awards. The US Captive Services Awards annually recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of services to captive insurers. In recognising Butterfield for its... Read more of this article

Endurance Launch New Compensation Product

Endurance Launch New Compensation Product

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has launched a new workers’ compensation insurance product for its Global Risk Solutions clients. Global Risk Solutions, a new business line launched earlier this year within Endurance Insurance, targets middle market and large... Read more of this article

PartnerRe Appoint Two Non-Executive Directors

PartnerRe Appoint Two Non-Executive Directors

Bermuda-based PartnerRe Ltd. announced that Bilge Ogut and Nikhil Srinivasan have been appointed to its Board of Directors. Ms. Ogut is Head of Private Equity in Europe at Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager firm, and is a member of Partners Group’s Private Equity Directs Investment Committee and Private Equity Primaries... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermuda Model Featured In London Magazine

Bermuda Model Featured In London Magazine

Bermuda’s Ella Burt has graced the pages of London Life magazine on behalf of designer Thomas Lavone, with a Bermudian photographer and backdrop used for the feature. The photo appeared in London Life’s August 2016 issue and is also set to be featured in Town & Country UK. The photo of Ms Burt was taken by Bermudian photographer Glenn... Read more of this article

Model Lily Lightbourn Featured By Paper Mag

Model Lily Lightbourn Featured By Paper Mag

Bermudian Lily Lightbourn has been featured in Paper Mag, with the accompanying article delving into the model’s professional history. When asked if she always wanted to model growing up, Ms. Lightbourn told Paper Mag, “I did, I remember when I was about 5 or 6 telling my older sister I wanted to be a ”modeler” and she corrected... Read more of this article

Raleigh To Host Casino Classic Fundraiser Event

Raleigh To Host Casino Classic Fundraiser Event

On the evening of October 1st, 2016, Raleigh Bermuda will host its Fourth Annual Hamilton Harbour Casino Classic Fundraising Event at the beautiful Marina and The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. Tina Nash, Executive Director said, “Guests are invited to enjoy a fun-filled night of entertainment, great food, drinks, auctions and play favourite... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Lightning Seen Last Night Over The East End

Lightning Seen Last Night Over The East End

Lightning was seen last night [Aug 22] over the east end, with Bernews capturing a quick look at the natural light show as the phenomena lit up clouds in the night sky. The Bermuda Weather Service had issued a Thunderstorm Advisory valid last night through Tuesday evening, with their forecast for calling for “sunny periods with a shower or two,... Read more of this article

August Full Moon Lights Up The Night Sky

August Full Moon Lights Up The Night Sky

August’s full moon graced the night sky last night [Aug 18], with some Native American tribes referring to it as a ‘Full Sturgeon Moon,’ while others call it a ‘Full Green Corn Moon’ or a ‘Blueberry Moon,’ among other names. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “Some Native American tribes called the August... Read more of this article

Scouting Units Take Part In Trunk Island Camp

Scouting Units Take Part In Trunk Island Camp

Scouting units from three different groups recently converged on Trunk Island, in Harrington Sound, for a 5-day camp. A spokesperson said, “During the camp, the scouts were exposed to a variety of activates, that are not usually available to them. Activities included a nature talk from Dr. David Wingate, conservation work which involved removing... Read more of this article

CRIME

‘Our Sons Lives Being Lost Too Soon, Too Often’

‘Our Sons Lives Being Lost Too Soon, Too Often’

These senseless killings are a “national crisis as our sons’ lives “are being lost too soon, too often,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Shadow Minister of Health & Community Affairs Michael Weeks said. These comments follow after Friday night’s shooting, which resulted in the death of 25-year-old Jason... Read more of this article

Appeal For Witnesses: Murder Of Jason Mello

Appeal For Witnesses: Murder Of Jason Mello

[Updated with videos] Police are appealing for witnesses to the murder of 25-year-old Jason Mello, who was fatally shot on Friday evening on Bandroom Lane in Pembroke. The police said the gunman is believed to have entered Bandroom Lane on a motorcycle wearing heavy dark coloured winter clothing, parked the cycle higher up on Bandroom Lane, walked down... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 25-Year-Old Jason Mello

Police Confirm Death Of 25-Year-Old Jason Mello

Police have confirmed the death of 25-year-old Jason Mello, who died as a result of a shooting on Friday evening. A police spokesperson said, “Police can now confirm the death of 25-year-old Jason Mello who died as a result of a firearms incident that took place on Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 7:35pm on Bandroom Lane in Pembroke.” The... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

U.S. Customs & Border Protection [CBP] and Bermuda officials announced the addition of Global Entry kiosks to Bermuda pre-clearance at L.F. Wade International Airport, which will allow Global Entry members to bypass the CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. “CBP is pleased to expand the Global Entry program... Read more of this article

New Website Offering America’s Cup Packages

New Website Offering America’s Cup Packages

A new website — AmericasCupTravel.com – has launched, offering spectator packages for the America’s Cup in Bermuda, with the various packages including combinations of hotel, airport transfers and spectator access. In an email to stakeholders, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said, “We are pleased to announce that official spectator hotel packages... Read more of this article

Technical Difficulties With DPT Computer Server

Technical Difficulties With DPT Computer Server

Technical difficulties with the main computer server of the Boats and Moorings Section of the Department of Marine & Ports Services is causing a “complete service disruption” through tomorrow [Aug 18]. A Government spokesperson said, “Please be advised that that Boats and Moorings Section of the Department of Marine & Ports Services is currently... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Small Fire At Hamilton Princess, No One Injured

Small Fire At Hamilton Princess, No One Injured

[Updated: The Hamilton Princess confirmed that a chimney over a stove in Marcus’ restaurant caught fire, said “thankfully no one was injured and there was no damage to the hotel.”]Bermuda Fire and Rescue service personnel attended the Hamilton Princess Hotel on Pitts Bay Road tonight [August 23] to an incident that occurred on the property. The... Read more of this article

Raynor To Give Fire Safety Workshops In Atlanta

Raynor To Give Fire Safety Workshops In Atlanta

Bermudian Arthur Raynor [pictured], a Senior Fire Safety Education Specialist for the City of Atlanta Fire Department, has been invited to present fire safety workshops for a conference of The American Association of Service Coordinators [AASC] being held from August 21 to August 24 at The Atlanta Omni CNN Center Hotel. The AASC is a national not-for-profit... Read more of this article

Fire Service Attend Boat Fire In The West End

Fire Service Attend Boat Fire In The West End

[Updated: At 7.29pm, the BFRS responded to a boat that was "fully involved in fire and producing heavy smoke" in Sandys, and eight firefighters "fought through challenges to extinguish the fire." The BFRS said they "owner of the craft sustained minor injuries as a result of the fire and has been taken to KEMH for observation."]Bermuda Fire and Rescue... Read more of this article


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