Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

A memorial service has been set to celebrate the life of Sir David Gibbons [pictured left]. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Hamilton at 3.00pm. A spokesperson for the family said, “Rev. Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda, will officiate the service. Tributes will... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

“Today, the OBA’s version of the truth has been blown out of the water and now our people, beaches, our sea life and our tourism economy are paying the price for their lies and inaction,” Shadow Minister of Health Zane DeSilva said today [Apr 15]. Mr. DeSilva’s comments come after what Health & Environment Minister Trevor Moniz... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Greaseballs’ Wash Up At Grape Bay

Photos: ‘Greaseballs’ Wash Up At Grape Bay

[Updating] Grape Bay Beach is not looking — or smelling — its most attractive today [Apr 15] with small greyish lumps scattered over the Paget beach. They did not have the most pleasant smell, and while we were on the beach an area resident came up to us and said it was “disgusting” to have to deal with. The conditions at Grape... Read more of this article

Progress Being Made On Delayed CCTV Project

Progress Being Made On Delayed CCTV Project

The ‘back haul’ work on the new CCTV system, which was supposed to be operational on April 1st, will be finished before the end of May and will allow the final phase of expansion to be completed, Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva said today. The new system is due to consist of 150 cameras island-wide, using the latest technology to allow the... Read more of this article

New Hamilton Princess Marina To Open In July

New Hamilton Princess Marina To Open In July

As part of the $90 million redevelopment, the Green Family, owners of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, today announced that the new marina will open in mid-July. The new state-of-the-art marina will have up to 60 permanent berths available for locals who are interested in marina facilities in Hamilton Harbour. There will be additional space available... Read more of this article

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

One of Bernews photographers had the opportunity to tag along with the Ocean Vet team of Dr. Neil Burnie and Choy Aming, getting the chance to see a variety of ocean life in action as the cameras rolled for the production of the 12-part television series.The team has been leaving Flatts inlet on a 30 foot custom Predator catamaran with seven people... Read more of this article

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

As part of their application for planning permission for the Pink Beach Club redevelopment, the developers submitted an Environmental Impact Statement [EIS] outlining the plans as well as any impact on the environment along with mitigating steps. The beach-front Tucker’s Town cottage colony was recently sold to Sardis Developments, and the proposed... Read more of this article

Photos: Male Physique At Fitness Extravaganza

Photos: Male Physique At Fitness Extravaganza

The Bermuda Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation [BBFF] hosted its second Bodybuilding and Fitness Extravaganza on Saturday [Apr 12] at City Hall, The event featured bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts of a variety of ages, competing in the categories of figure fitness, fitness and physique.The Men’s Physique was won by Kyle Santucci, while Terrence... Read more of this article

Lunar Eclipse Creates “Blood Moon” Effect

Lunar Eclipse Creates “Blood Moon” Effect

Anyone who was skygazing last night would have caught a glimpse of a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse caused what is known as a “blood moon”, with the name stemming from the fact the moon takes on a reddish appearance. CNN describes the “blood moon” by saying, “In a total lunar eclipse, the full moon turns a coppery... Read more of this article

Video: U/14 & U/16 Football Teams Return Home

Video: U/14 & U/16 Football Teams Return Home

The U/14 and U/16 football teams returned home this evening [Apr 14] from the Open Cup Tournament in Alabama, with the U/16 team returning as champions, having made an outstanding showing and winning their division. They were greeted at the airport by family, friends, BFA President Larry Mussenden and Senator Diallo Rabain, with the team walking out... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda “Happy” Video Makes Oprah!

Video: Bermuda “Happy” Video Makes Oprah!

[Updated] A glimpse of the Bermuda version of the Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” video was shown on OWN, the television network owned by superstar Oprah Winfrey. During an interview with Pharrell William on Oprah Prime last night [Apr 13] they played a montage of fan-created YouTube videos adapted from his hit song “Happy,”... Read more of this article

35 Year Old Hospitalised After Industrial Accident

35 Year Old Hospitalised After Industrial Accident

At sometime around 1pm today [Apr 14] there was an industrial accident at the KEMH construction site, which resulted in a man being taken to hospital where he is presently listed in stable condition.A Bermuda Hospitals Board spokesperson said, “BHB can confirm that there was an industrial accident on the site of the new Acute Care Wing today... Read more of this article

Gordon Asks Jamaica For Ganja Oil Shipment

Gordon Asks Jamaica For Ganja Oil Shipment

Medical ganja activist Alan Gordon — in an open letter to Jamaica’s Health Minister copied to The Jamaica Gleaner — asked for a permit to export enough medical ganja oil extract that he said would help over 300 Bermuda cancer patients to have 18,000 large doses over a 2-3 month period. Mr. Gordon says that Bermuda’s Cabinet has previously... Read more of this article

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VIDEOS

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda “Happy” Video Makes Oprah!

Video: Bermuda “Happy” Video Makes Oprah!

[Updated] A glimpse of the Bermuda version of the Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” video was shown on OWN, the television network owned by superstar Oprah Winfrey. During an interview with Pharrell William on Oprah Prime last night [Apr 13] they played a montage of fan-created YouTube videos adapted from his hit song “Happy,”... Read more of this article

Videos & Photos: Fire At Palmetto Road House

Videos & Photos: Fire At Palmetto Road House

[Updating: Residents managed to escape unharmed after a Palmetto Road home caught fire after what sounded like an explosion at around 2.40am today. Residents of nearby properties were evacuated following the discovery of gas tanks adjacent to where the fire was located. 20 firefighters extinguished the blaze, and the property sustained serious damage... Read more of this article

SPORTS

2014 Digicel Kick Start Programme Starts In May

2014 Digicel Kick Start Programme Starts In May

Digicel Bermuda announced the dates of its 2014 Digicel Kick Start Programme, in which three of the world’s best youth coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation will lead the search for Bermuda’s top footballing talent. The Digicel Kick Start Clinic will run May 9th through 11th 2014. In its second year locally and eighth year globally, the Digicel... Read more of this article

Second Annual Women In Sports Run To Be Held

Second Annual Women In Sports Run To Be Held

The Argus Group has again partnered with the Bermuda National Athletics Association and Bermuda Olympic Association to present the second annual Women in Sports 5K Run/Walk and Girls Rock 1 Mile Run. The event will take place on Sunday, April 27, and the theme for this year’s run is “mothers and daughters.” A spokesperson said, “This... Read more of this article

IMG Soccer Academy Traveling To Bermuda

IMG Soccer Academy Traveling To Bermuda

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] will be hosting IMG Soccer Academy when its students and faculty come to Bermuda over the Easter weekend to play a series of friendly matches against Bermudian opposition. A BFA spokesperson said, “IMG Academy develops countless athletes into collegiate, professional, and national team-level talent, while... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

A memorial service has been set to celebrate the life of Sir David Gibbons [pictured left]. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Hamilton at 3.00pm. A spokesperson for the family said, “Rev. Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda, will officiate the service. Tributes will... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: April 15 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: April 15 2014

Today [Apr 15] saw a volume of 124,700 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $250,180.00 BD. 124,500 of those shares were traded by Bank of Butterfield NT, which closed at $1.99 per share, even on the day. 100 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, which closed at $8.00, up 4.6% on the day. The final 100 shares were traded by... Read more of this article

Kurt Elia Joins Argo Group International Holdings

Kurt Elia Joins Argo Group International Holdings

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. announced today that Kurt Elia has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Elia will report to Argo Group President and Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Watson III. “Attracting, developing and retaining top talent is central to everything we do at Argo,” said Mr. Watson. “Kurt’s... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Good Friday Fun Day At Devils Hole Field

Good Friday Fun Day At Devils Hole Field

CCCC and Harrington Workmans Club will be hosting a Good Friday Family Fun Day this Friday [April 18] at Devils Hole Field [Warriors Field] from 11am. There will be a 20 overs cricket match between South Shore and Alley, a kite competition, running races, tug-of-war, Easter Egg hunt, chess, dominoes and more. Admission is free. Related... Read more of this article

Gibbons Company To Sell Gap Clothing Brand

Gibbons Company To Sell Gap Clothing Brand

Gibbons Company today announced that it will begin selling Gap, the iconic international brand, within its department store in Bermuda. The Gap Summer 2014 collections will be available at the Gibbons Company department store starting on May 16th, 2014. The three areas in the store dedicated to featuring Gap collections will be Women’s, Men’s and... Read more of this article

Connecticut Yacht Club Host Bermuda Kite Event

Connecticut Yacht Club Host Bermuda Kite Event

The Norwalk Yacht Club in Connecticut hosted a Bermuda kite making session this past weekend, with the event taking place courtesy of Bermudian Louisa Lima, who serves on their entertainment committee. Ms. Lima moved overseas almost 30 years ago, but has always aimed to keep Bermuda’s traditions alive wherever she goes, and her skills were on... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

“Today, the OBA’s version of the truth has been blown out of the water and now our people, beaches, our sea life and our tourism economy are paying the price for their lies and inaction,” Shadow Minister of Health Zane DeSilva said today [Apr 15]. Mr. DeSilva’s comments come after what Health & Environment Minister Trevor Moniz... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies For Queen Elizabeth

Bermuda Easter Lilies For Queen Elizabeth

Governor George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty the Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Debbie and Alan Cameron for Aberfeldy Nursery in Paget. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies would travel on this evening’s [Apr 15] British Airway’s flight to London... Read more of this article

CRIME

Suspended Sentence: Riding While Disqualified

Suspended Sentence: Riding While Disqualified

A 61 year old woman appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 15], where she was given a suspended prison sentence for riding whilst disqualified. Audrey Astwood received a $500 fine and a thirty day prison sentence, however Senior Magistrate Archie Warner suspended the prison sentence for twelve months, and warned Ms Astwood that any infraction... Read more of this article

Weekend Arrests: 8 For DUI, 9 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 8 For DUI, 9 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [Apr 12/13], police officers arrested eight people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme [STEP] continues. A police spokesperson said, “Officers also arrested nine people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.” Related... Read more of this article

Man Denies Dangerous Driving, Resisting Arrest

Man Denies Dangerous Driving, Resisting Arrest

In Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 14], Mishael Paynter pleaded not guilty to driving dangerously, driving whilst impaired, refusing to take the alco-analyzer test, violently resisting arrest, and riding without a helmet. All five charges arose out an alleged Police intervention in Hamilton earlier this morning. On these matters, Senior Magistrate... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Dernier Cri Launches Online Fashion Store

Dernier Cri Launches Online Fashion Store

Dernier Cri opened its virtual doors with the launch of a full-featured website that specialises in the latest urban fashions for men, and they plan to launch a section on the online storefront call “Bermuda’s Very Own” to promote and sell the clothing of local designers. According to their website, “Dernier Cri [pronounced dern-yey-kree], meaning... Read more of this article

Digicel Roaming Pass Now Includes Canada

Digicel Roaming Pass Now Includes Canada

Digicel has expanded the scope of roaming pass to include Canada, launching the service today [Apr 10]. A company spokesperson said, “Leading up to a busy travel weekend for Easter, Digicel has expanded the scope of its revolutionary roaming pass to include Canada. The new Digicel USA and Canada Roaming Pass, launched today, offers customers visiting the United Stated... Read more of this article

‘Heartbleed Bug’ Online Security Flaw Exposed

‘Heartbleed Bug’ Online Security Flaw Exposed

International security researchers this week revealed the “Heartbleed” bug, a vulnerability that is said to affect one of the most commonly used encryption software programs in the world. Many major websites including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon have said they’ve taken steps to secure their sites. David Chartier, CEO of Finnish firm Codenomicon... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

35 Year Old Hospitalised After Industrial Accident

35 Year Old Hospitalised After Industrial Accident

At sometime around 1pm today [Apr 14] there was an industrial accident at the KEMH construction site, which resulted in a man being taken to hospital where he is presently listed in stable condition.A Bermuda Hospitals Board spokesperson said, “BHB can confirm that there was an industrial accident on the site of the new Acute Care Wing today... Read more of this article

Woman Recovering From Burns After House Fire

Woman Recovering From Burns After House Fire

A 54 year old woman is recovering after receiving what the police said were “relatively minor first degree burns to her arms and face” in the explosion and blaze that severely damaged a Palmetto Road residence in the early hours of this morning [Apr 13]. Officials originally said no one was injured, however today said that one resident did... Read more of this article

Videos & Photos: Fire At Palmetto Road House

Videos & Photos: Fire At Palmetto Road House

[Updating: Residents managed to escape unharmed after a Palmetto Road home caught fire after what sounded like an explosion at around 2.40am today. Residents of nearby properties were evacuated following the discovery of gas tanks adjacent to where the fire was located. 20 firefighters extinguished the blaze, and the property sustained serious damage... Read more of this article


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