Minister Crockwell’s Trip To London Cost $5,956

Minister Crockwell’s Trip To London Cost $5,956

A trip last month by Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell to London cost $5,956.39, according to the latest listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as December 14 – 16, 2014, and the webpage listing said, “The Ministry of Tourism Development and Transport made a presentation to... Read more of this article

Senator Alexis Swan To Step Down From Senate

Senator Alexis Swan To Step Down From Senate

Premier Michael Dunkley advised this evening [Jan 30] that Senator Alexis Swan will step down as a Government Senator before the next session of the Senate, which is scheduled to start on Wednesday, February 18. A statement from the Government said, “The move is in keeping with adjustments to the Government’s Parliamentary team that began last... Read more of this article

Car Collision On North Shore In Pembroke

Car Collision On North Shore In Pembroke

Emergency services responded to a collision on North Shore Road near Swansbay Hill in Pembroke at approximately 3.30pm this afternoon [Jan 30]; with police, fire and ambulance personnel all attending the scene. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel tended to the driver until she was transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Details... Read more of this article

Woman Denies Importing 4.85lbs Cannabis

Woman Denies Importing 4.85lbs Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Jan 30], a 27-year-old woman denied importing and possessing cannabis which the Court said had a value of up to $112,000. Ms Tahiyyah Muwwakkil pleaded not guilty to importing and possessing cannabis with intent to supply, with the offences alleged to have occurred in August 2014. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo was... Read more of this article

Analysis: Govt Plans To Borrow Again This Year

Analysis: Govt Plans To Borrow Again This Year

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Earlier this week Minister of Finance Bob Richards dropped a big bomb! Speaking on on Gary Moreno’s Let’s Talk show, he told us that he would be back to borrowing in this year. That is bad news. That’s where Government Debt stands on this day as you read this. You’ll see that between 6th August and... Read more of this article

Man Charged: Inciting People To Kill Politicians

Man Charged: Inciting People To Kill Politicians

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 30], a 37-year-old man faced charges related to allegedly posting a message on Facebook calling  on gun owners to kill a politician. Jahmain Coddington, who was wearing a W&E uniform in Court today, was released on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty. The charge alleged that earlier this week,... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Importing $268K Of Cannabis

Man Charged With Importing $268K Of Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 30], a 25-year-old man was charged with importing over $260,000 worth of cannabis. Zico Pearman — – who the court heard was employed as an airport security guard  –  was not required to enter a plea to the charge of importing and possessing cannabis at L F Wade airport in July 2014... Read more of this article

BTUC Refutes Premier & Minister’s Statements

BTUC Refutes Premier & Minister’s Statements

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] said they are “utterly disappointed” by the “accusations” made by Premier Michael Dunkley and Finance Minister Bob Richards yesterday [Jan 29], and have reaffirmed to their members that furlough days “are off the table indefinitely.” This follows after the Premier said “the... Read more of this article

Photos: CedarBridge To Host SPRITZ Hair Show

Photos: CedarBridge To Host SPRITZ Hair Show

Team building and demonstrating the ability to work and create with their hands are two of the main outcomes expected as students from CedarBridge Academy get set to host their first ever hair show, called SPRITZ, which will take place on January 31, 2015 at 7.00pm in the Central Hall of CedarBridge Academy. Personal Care teacher Taiyana Rayner said,... Read more of this article

Gymnasts Win 39 Medals At Manhattan Classic

Gymnasts Win 39 Medals At Manhattan Classic

Twenty gymnasts from the Bermuda Gymnastics Association traveled to New York City to compete at the Manhattan Classic on January 24 and 25th, returning with an impressive total of 39 individually won medals and two team awards. Saturday saw a full day of competition with the junior team gymnasts competing in the Copper and Bronze USAIGC divisions. In... Read more of this article

Video: Recap Of Bermuda’s First Hackathon

Video: Recap Of Bermuda’s First Hackathon

Code 441 recently held their first hackathon at XL Group on January 2, 2015, bringing more than 70 students from around the island together in order to learn about computer programming via active participation. A newly released video highlights some of the day’s action, with the video’s description saying, “On January 2, 2015 we met... Read more of this article

E-Polls: Vote On Suggested Cost Cutting Ideas

E-Polls: Vote On Suggested Cost Cutting Ideas

Suspending the Ag Show for a year, consolidating schools, reducing the travel budget, and putting a cap on financial assistance are all some of the cost reduction proposals that have been agreed to by the Government and the Unions, the Finance Minister said yesterday. The measures — which as described by the Minister would achieve a total savings... Read more of this article

Over $5,500 Raised For Cat Attacked By Dog

Over $5,500 Raised For Cat Attacked By Dog

[Updated] A Bermuda family has turned to crowd funding in order to procure surgery and the necessary follow up care for their injured cat, who was recently attacked by a dog, leaving it with a fractured pelvis. As of the morning of January 30, the GoFundMe campaign has raised $1,665 of the needed $3,500 through 23 donations. The crowd funding page says,... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: Recap Of Bermuda’s First Hackathon

Video: Recap Of Bermuda’s First Hackathon

Code 441 recently held their first hackathon at XL Group on January 2, 2015, bringing more than 70 students from around the island together in order to learn about computer programming via active participation. A newly released video highlights some of the day’s action, with the video’s description saying, “On January 2, 2015 we met... Read more of this article

Videos: Students Take Part In ‘The Great Debate’

Videos: Students Take Part In ‘The Great Debate’

The Pembroke Parish Council hosted “The Great Debate” recently at the Victor Scott Auditorium with students from Northlands Primary, Dellwood Middle School, Victor Scoot Primary and West Pembroke Primary all taking part. Some of the topics the young debaters tackled included should children be allowed to bring electronics to school, whether homework... Read more of this article

Video: Ainslie ‘First To Fly On Bermudian Waters’

Video: Ainslie ‘First To Fly On Bermudian Waters’

A video released by Ben Ainslie Racing provides a look at the America’s Cup team’s early experiences in Bermuda, highlighting their first training sessions on the island as they aim to be “the first to fly on Bermudian waters.” In the video — which includes many shots of Dockyard — Sir Ben says, “This is our... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Futsal League To Open With Triple-Header

Futsal League To Open With Triple-Header

The Women’s Futsal League Season will kick off today [Jan 31st] inside the Warwick Academy gymnasium with a Triple Header. In the 5:00pm opener Hamilton Parish will take on the Dandy Stars, this will be followed by Young Men Social Club and the Somerset Hurricanes at 6pm. The evening will be closed out with the PHC Lady Zebras taking on the Chicas... Read more of this article

Photos: St. David’s Defeat Ireland Rangers 3 – 2

Photos: St. David’s Defeat Ireland Rangers 3 – 2

At Lord’s in St. David’s on Sunday [Jan 25], the hosting St. David’s team was able to secure a 3-2 victory over the Ireland Rangers. Jiriko Powell gave the visiting Rangers the lead in the 25th minute while Fiqre Crockwell equalized for St. David’s in the 49th minute. Taj-Rae Outerbridge put the visitors back in front with a goal in the... Read more of this article

Photos: Motocross Club Racing At Southside

Photos: Motocross Club Racing At Southside

The Bermuda Motocross Club racing season continued with racing action last Sunday  afternoon [Jan 25] at the Bermuda Motorsports Park at Southside in St. David’s. The riders had a wet track to race on following earlier rainfall earlier in the day, leaving many of the riders covered in mud as they rode through puddles. Spectators were treated to... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Mt. Logan Re Appoints New Independent Director

Mt. Logan Re Appoints New Independent Director

Mt. Logan Re Ltd has appointed Dave Brining as Non-Executive Independent Director, effective immediately. Mr. Brining has over 30 years of reinsurance and financial experience during which he has held a number of senior positions in both management and underwriting. Between 1999 and 2005, Mr. Brining was Executive Vice President of Max Capital Group,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Jan 30 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Jan 30 2014

Today [Jan 30] saw the close of the BSX’s week finish with 50,000 shares traded on the day, valued at $99,500.00 BD. All 50,000 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing at an even $1.99 per share. The BSX finished the week at 1,364.08, also even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 71 remained unchanged heading... Read more of this article

Analysis: Govt Plans To Borrow Again This Year

Analysis: Govt Plans To Borrow Again This Year

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Earlier this week Minister of Finance Bob Richards dropped a big bomb! Speaking on on Gary Moreno’s Let’s Talk show, he told us that he would be back to borrowing in this year. That is bad news. That’s where Government Debt stands on this day as you read this. You’ll see that between 6th August and... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

February TV: Celebrating Black History Month

February TV: Celebrating Black History Month

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] 2015 marks the 100-year anniversary of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History [ASALH], the organisation at the origin of the yearly commemoration of black history. With this milestone, the ASALH has chosen “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” as the 2015 National... Read more of this article

Photos: CedarBridge To Host SPRITZ Hair Show

Photos: CedarBridge To Host SPRITZ Hair Show

Team building and demonstrating the ability to work and create with their hands are two of the main outcomes expected as students from CedarBridge Academy get set to host their first ever hair show, called SPRITZ, which will take place on January 31, 2015 at 7.00pm in the Central Hall of CedarBridge Academy. Personal Care teacher Taiyana Rayner said,... Read more of this article

Petals’ Romantic ‘Letters to Juliet’ Campaign

Petals’ Romantic ‘Letters to Juliet’ Campaign

Nikki Begg, Creative Director and owner of Petals flower shop, has recently launched a unique Valentine’s Day campaign that aims to encourage “the gentle act of courtship” by encouraging the writing of love letters. Dubbed ‘Letters to Juliet,’ the campaign will see all Petals shoppers who spend at least $25 eligible for... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Garden Club Of Bermuda Donates $10K To KBB

Garden Club Of Bermuda Donates $10K To KBB

Keep Bermuda Beautiful has received a $10,000 donation from The Garden Club of Bermuda to go toward KBB’s 2015 fundraising drive. The presentation took place at the Garden Club’s January General Meeting where the Club President, Susan Conyers said, “We are delighted to be able to support this very worthwhile organization.” [Left to Right]: Susan... Read more of this article

Landscape Maintenance Disrupted By Meeting

Landscape Maintenance Disrupted By Meeting

The ongoing Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] meetings have lead to a disruption in parks maintenance around the island the Department of Parks said today [Jan 27], advising that landscape maintenance at both parks and government properties had been effected. A spokesperson for the Department of Parks said, “The Department of Parks would like... Read more of this article

Bermuda College Science Week Still On Today

Bermuda College Science Week Still On Today

The Bermuda College Science Week 2015 is still going ahead today, albeit on a much smaller scale, the College said this morning [Jan 27]. A spokesperson said, “Over 400 middle and high school students were expected on campus to interact with College lecturers on the various science disciplines and enjoy a day of experiments and demonstrations.... Read more of this article

CRIME

Woman Denies Importing 4.85lbs Cannabis

Woman Denies Importing 4.85lbs Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Jan 30], a 27-year-old woman denied importing and possessing cannabis which the Court said had a value of up to $112,000. Ms Tahiyyah Muwwakkil pleaded not guilty to importing and possessing cannabis with intent to supply, with the offences alleged to have occurred in August 2014. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo was... Read more of this article

Man Charged: Inciting People To Kill Politicians

Man Charged: Inciting People To Kill Politicians

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 30], a 37-year-old man faced charges related to allegedly posting a message on Facebook calling  on gun owners to kill a politician. Jahmain Coddington, who was wearing a W&E uniform in Court today, was released on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty. The charge alleged that earlier this week,... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Importing $268K Of Cannabis

Man Charged With Importing $268K Of Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 30], a 25-year-old man was charged with importing over $260,000 worth of cannabis. Zico Pearman — – who the court heard was employed as an airport security guard  –  was not required to enter a plea to the charge of importing and possessing cannabis at L F Wade airport in July 2014... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

February TV: Celebrating Black History Month

February TV: Celebrating Black History Month

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] 2015 marks the 100-year anniversary of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History [ASALH], the organisation at the origin of the yearly commemoration of black history. With this milestone, the ASALH has chosen “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” as the 2015 National Black History... Read more of this article

Video: Recap Of Bermuda’s First Hackathon

Video: Recap Of Bermuda’s First Hackathon

Code 441 recently held their first hackathon at XL Group on January 2, 2015, bringing more than 70 students from around the island together in order to learn about computer programming via active participation. A newly released video highlights some of the day’s action, with the video’s description saying, “On January 2, 2015 we met at XL Group for Code... Read more of this article

Cosmic Recognised With International Award

Cosmic Recognised With International Award

Local, boutique design and advertising agency, Cosmic Ltd., has been awarded the Honorable Mention designation in the 44th Print & Packaging Design Awards, for the entry Oil Casualty Insurance Ltd. Annual Report 2013, which was considered by the judges to be an example of outstanding creativity and design. This is Cosmic’s second such award, having won Silver in... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Car Collision On North Shore In Pembroke

Car Collision On North Shore In Pembroke

Emergency services responded to a collision on North Shore Road near Swansbay Hill in Pembroke at approximately 3.30pm this afternoon [Jan 30]; with police, fire and ambulance personnel all attending the scene. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel tended to the driver until she was transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Details... Read more of this article

Car Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Wall

Car Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Wall

[Updated] At approximately 6.00pm this evening [Jan 29] there was a collision in the area of Christ Church Lane and Middle Road in Devonshire, with a car driver colliding with a wall. Police and fire personnel attended the scene and traffic was temporarily impacted, however a tow truck removed the vehicle by 7.15pm, and traffic resumed as normal. Further... Read more of this article

60 Ft Boat Sinks During Recent Heavy Weather

60 Ft Boat Sinks During Recent Heavy Weather

A 60ft cabin cruiser sunk near Cavelho Bay, Somerset recently afyer the vessel’s normal drainage system had been overwhelmed by backwash from shore during the recent heavy weather. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “An off duty Police Sargeant reported a 60ft cabin cruiser sunk near Cavelho Bay, Somerset. Bermuda Maritime... Read more of this article


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