Motorcyclist Injured In Single Vehicle Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Single Vehicle Collision

Emergency services responded to a collision involving a motorcycle on Paynters Road in Hamilton Parish at approximately 1.45am this morning [Dec 21].Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel and Police attended the scene and tended to the injured rider until an attending ambulance transported the rider to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police... Read more of this article

Time Lapse Video: Building Being Demolished

Time Lapse Video: Building Being Demolished

Work took place today [Dec 20] to demolish a building on Middle Road in Southampton, and the video below shows hours of work taking place, all condensed into a two-minute time lapse video. A police spokesperson previously said, “Motorists are advised to avoid Middle Road between Camp Hill and Lighthouse Road in Southampton between 7am – 9am on Saturday... Read more of this article

Island Shop Wins Christmas Window Competition

Island Shop Wins Christmas Window Competition

The City of Hamilton announced The Island Shop, located at 3 Queen Street, as the winner of the City-wide Christmas Window Display Competition.The Christmas Window Display Competition was a campaign created to engage the public and to motivate residents to come into Hamilton to spend their Christmas dollars in Bermuda while viewing the window displays.The... Read more of this article

Fire Extinguished On Middle Road, Southampton

Fire Extinguished On Middle Road, Southampton

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service are on scene at a fire on Middle Road in Southampton near Five Star Island this morning [Dec 20], and confirmed the fire was contained to one room and has been extinguished as of 7.00am. Ventilation in progress, and the BFRS said to expect traffic delays in the area. Update: The BFRS said, “At approximately... Read more of this article

Health Officials Probe Case Of Suspected Mumps

Health Officials Probe Case Of Suspected Mumps

The Ministry of Health confirmed this evening [Dec 19] that the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit are investigating a report of a person suspected of having mumps. A spokesperson said, “Until confirmation of the diagnosis is made, precautions must be taken to prevent possible transmission of the illness to others. Close contacts of the person... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Arrives To Airlift Sick US Navy Sailor

Coast Guard Arrives To Airlift Sick US Navy Sailor

A Coast Guard C-130 aircraft and helicopter arrived at the LF Wade International Airport at approximately 4.20pm this afternoon [Dec 19] with both parking on the North Ramp. The pair are in Bermuda due to a sick seaman on board a nearby US Naval ship.A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson explained that, “A US Navy ship is making... Read more of this article

Vote Of No-Confidence, Allan Douglas Removed

Vote Of No-Confidence, Allan Douglas Removed

The Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] Executive passed a vote of no-confidence in Allan Douglas and removed him from the Board, saying that the “significant under-performance of the national team in the recent tournament is a matter that the Board is taking very seriously.” The BCB Executive met on Thursday December 18th to consider the report... Read more of this article

Dion Hart Released, Murder Charges Dropped

Dion Hart Released, Murder Charges Dropped

[Updated] Dion Hart — had been remanded in custody earlier this week after being charged with the murder of Prince Edness – was today [Dec 19] released from custody, with officials confirming that the case against him was “discontinued” following the ”receipt and review of new evidence in the investigation.” Mr Hart... Read more of this article

29 Year Old Woman Remanded Into Custody

29 Year Old Woman Remanded Into Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Dec 19], a 29-year-old woman faced charges of handling $9,387 knowing the funds to be the proceeds of crime. Aided by an interpreter, Ms Eliana Medina — who is a Colombian national who was said to reside in Miami, Florida — was charged with handling $9,387 knowing the funds to be the proceeds of crime... Read more of this article

Premier: Sun Life’s Plan A “Confidence Boost”

Premier: Sun Life’s Plan A “Confidence Boost”

Premier Michael Dunkley said he welcomed the news from Sun Life that it intends to expand jobs in Bermuda over the next few years, saying it has shown “incredible foresight”, and is a “confidence boost for Bermuda’s economy and workforce.” Sun Life Financial International announced plans to “accelerate expansion in its Bermuda operation”,... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Time Lapse Video: Building Being Demolished

Time Lapse Video: Building Being Demolished

Work took place today [Dec 20] to demolish a building on Middle Road in Southampton, and the video below shows hours of work taking place, all condensed into a two-minute time lapse video. A police spokesperson previously said, “Motorists are advised to avoid Middle Road between Camp Hill and Lighthouse Road in Southampton between 7am – 9am on Saturday... Read more of this article

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

A recently aired National Geographic special — that was partially filmed in Bermuda — aims to more deeply explore the ominous reputation of the Bermuda Triangle by virtually draining the waters surrounding Bermuda in order to learn more about the landscape beneath the legendary waters. The makers of the special, titled “Drain the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: Police Donate Hampers To Local Charities

Video: Police Donate Hampers To Local Charities

[Updated with video] During this Christmas Season the Bermuda Police Service – Community Action Teams developed an initiative entitled “Be a Part of a Miracle” with an aim is to assist families during the Christmas season that are experiencing challenging circumstances. A spokesperson said, “This initiative was done in partnership with the... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Dr. Stanley Paris: One Quarter Of The Way

Dr. Stanley Paris: One Quarter Of The Way

77-year-old sailor Dr. Stanley Paris is continuing his bid to be the fastest person to sail solo around the world from Bermuda, with the sailor reporting that he has completed one quarter of his journey since beginning the trek from the waters off St. David’s on November 15, 2014. On his blog, Dr. Paris said, “It’s all in the way you do... Read more of this article

Perfect Storm Bowling League Results

Perfect Storm Bowling League Results

Strykerz’s Mixed Bowling League action continued this week with The Achievers defeating Bye with the score 6  - 0. Up N Gone came up short 3 – 4 to Ten Pins while Um’ Tryin’ defeated Step It Up with the final score 5 – 2. Hard Strikers got the victory 4 – 3 against Strike Out. Perfect Storm Bowling League eaction continued this week... Read more of this article

Vote Of No-Confidence, Allan Douglas Removed

Vote Of No-Confidence, Allan Douglas Removed

The Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] Executive passed a vote of no-confidence in Allan Douglas and removed him from the Board, saying that the “significant under-performance of the national team in the recent tournament is a matter that the Board is taking very seriously.” The BCB Executive met on Thursday December 18th to consider the report... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Key European Report On Bermuda’s Equivalence

Key European Report On Bermuda’s Equivalence

Bermuda’s quest for equivalence with Europe’s Solvency II Directive moved closer to fruition when EIOPA, the European Union’s leading insurance regulatory body, published its equivalence findings and invited feedback prior to a final report which is to be submitted to EIOPA’s Board of Supervisors before being sent to the European Commission,... Read more of this article

Island Shop Wins Christmas Window Competition

Island Shop Wins Christmas Window Competition

The City of Hamilton announced The Island Shop, located at 3 Queen Street, as the winner of the City-wide Christmas Window Display Competition.The Christmas Window Display Competition was a campaign created to engage the public and to motivate residents to come into Hamilton to spend their Christmas dollars in Bermuda while viewing the window displays.The... Read more of this article

Montpelier Re Declare Quarterly Dividends

Montpelier Re Declare Quarterly Dividends

Bermuda-based Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per Common Share; and a quarterly dividend of $0.554688 per 8.875% Non-Cumulative Preferred Share, Series A, each payable on or before January 15, 2015, to all shareholders of record as of December 31, 2014. The company said, “The Board currently intends to maintain... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Island Shop Wins Christmas Window Competition

Island Shop Wins Christmas Window Competition

The City of Hamilton announced The Island Shop, located at 3 Queen Street, as the winner of the City-wide Christmas Window Display Competition.The Christmas Window Display Competition was a campaign created to engage the public and to motivate residents to come into Hamilton to spend their Christmas dollars in Bermuda while viewing the window displays.The... Read more of this article

Unique Bermuda Art On Gloss Decorator Tiles

Unique Bermuda Art On Gloss Decorator Tiles

If you’re still looking for Christmas gifts with a truly Bermudian feel – such as a little Bermuda onion, a sleeping Gombey, a juvenile humpback whale, or even a green moray eel – the art portfolio of author and illustrator Joan K. Aspinall has you covered. Ms. Aspinall has taken images from her books and turned them into high gloss... Read more of this article

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

A recently aired National Geographic special — that was partially filmed in Bermuda — aims to more deeply explore the ominous reputation of the Bermuda Triangle by virtually draining the waters surrounding Bermuda in order to learn more about the landscape beneath the legendary waters. The makers of the special, titled “Drain the Bermuda... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Opinion: “Must Not Let Mega Ship Plan Happen”

Opinion: “Must Not Let Mega Ship Plan Happen”

[Opinion column written by Rachael Gosling] This letter is an open letter to the Minister of the Environment, the Government and the People of Bermuda. Dear Minister, It appears to me that this Government is determined to walk down the path of accommodating the post-Panamax Mega cruise ships here in Bermuda, just like the last Government was planning... Read more of this article

KBB Launch “50 For 50″ Fundraising Campaign

KBB Launch “50 For 50″ Fundraising Campaign

As Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] reaches the milestone of their 50th year, they are launching an appeal through social media with the aim of increasing awareness. A spokesperson said, “Keep Bermuda Beautiful has been ‘talking trash’ for 50 years. Generations have grown up with KBB cleanups, and as a result, respect our Island home and do not... Read more of this article

2014 Reef Watch Report Presented To Minister

2014 Reef Watch Report Presented To Minister

The 2014 Reef Watch Report was formally presented by the BZS to Minister for Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden and the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kevin Monkman, today [Dec 17]. The report is a culmination of the data collected during Reef Watch 2014, which was held on Saturday, June 28, and supported by lead sponsor, Hiscox. During... Read more of this article

CRIME

Dion Hart Released, Murder Charges Dropped

Dion Hart Released, Murder Charges Dropped

[Updated] Dion Hart — had been remanded in custody earlier this week after being charged with the murder of Prince Edness – was today [Dec 19] released from custody, with officials confirming that the case against him was “discontinued” following the ”receipt and review of new evidence in the investigation.” Mr Hart... Read more of this article

28 Yr Old Man Charged With Wounding His Wife

28 Yr Old Man Charged With Wounding His Wife

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Dec 19], a 28-year-old man was charged with wounding his wife. David Hill had previously appeared in Court yesterday, before Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo where he pleaded guilty to an old charge of speeding. The Magistrate fined him $400. After a short pause, Mr Hill said, “I ain’t gon’ pay it. I’ll... Read more of this article

29 Year Old Woman Remanded Into Custody

29 Year Old Woman Remanded Into Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Dec 19], a 29-year-old woman faced charges of handling $9,387 knowing the funds to be the proceeds of crime. Aided by an interpreter, Ms Eliana Medina — who is a Colombian national who was said to reside in Miami, Florida — was charged with handling $9,387 knowing the funds to be the proceeds of crime... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

Video: National Geographic’s Triangle Film

A recently aired National Geographic special — that was partially filmed in Bermuda — aims to more deeply explore the ominous reputation of the Bermuda Triangle by virtually draining the waters surrounding Bermuda in order to learn more about the landscape beneath the legendary waters. The makers of the special, titled “Drain the Bermuda Triangle,”... Read more of this article

Police Service Impacted By Spam Email Issue

Police Service Impacted By Spam Email Issue

The police said they have been impacted by a spam e-mail message, and have advised the public that if you receive the email, do not open the attachment and delete as soon as possible. The emails are being sent out from a number of email addresses that end in bps.bm and appear to belong to police officers. Bernews has received a few of these emails today, a screenshot [officer's... Read more of this article

Hamilton Re CEO On 21st Century Cyber Risks

Hamilton Re CEO On 21st Century Cyber Risks

Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Re, Kathleen Reardon, outlined issues facing the re/insurance sector in a speech delivered at the Bermuda Insurance Institute’s [BII] annual Christmas luncheon this week. Mrs. Reardon listed the influx of alternative capital, new catastrophic risks such as cyber attacks and continued low interest rates as some of dynamics forcing change... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Motorcyclist Injured In Single Vehicle Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Single Vehicle Collision

Emergency services responded to a collision involving a motorcycle on Paynters Road in Hamilton Parish at approximately 1.45am this morning [Dec 21].Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel and Police attended the scene and tended to the injured rider until an attending ambulance transported the rider to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police... Read more of this article

Fire Extinguished On Middle Road, Southampton

Fire Extinguished On Middle Road, Southampton

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service are on scene at a fire on Middle Road in Southampton near Five Star Island this morning [Dec 20], and confirmed the fire was contained to one room and has been extinguished as of 7.00am. Ventilation in progress, and the BFRS said to expect traffic delays in the area. Update: The BFRS said, “At approximately... Read more of this article

Collision Involving Car & Taxi In Hamilton Parish

Collision Involving Car & Taxi In Hamilton Parish

A 55-year-old taxi driver was taken to hospital for treatment of neck and back pain after his taxi collided with a car on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:15am on Monday, December 15th first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish... Read more of this article


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