May Declared Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May Declared Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

[Updated with video] May has been designated Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and today [May 6] Teen Services hosted a proclamation ceremony which was attended by Premier Michael Dunkley, Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, and the Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden. Attendees at the event were... Read more of this article

CedarBridge Class Of 2015 Supports Charities

CedarBridge Class Of 2015 Supports Charities

CedarBridge Academy’s S4 students used their recent ‘Lumiere’ fashion show as an opportunity to shine a light on their own talents, with the student body also highlighting their charitable efforts, raising over $700 or local charities. The CedarBridge Academy class of 2015 raised over raised over $700 dollars for charities, and when... Read more of this article

Police: 26-Year-Old Man Discharged From KEMH

Police: 26-Year-Old Man Discharged From KEMH

The 26 year old man injured in yesterday’s [May 5] incident in the Marsh Folly Road area was treated at the hospital and discharged, with the police saying that “details regarding this incident remain somewhat vague.” Yesterday the police said that “it appears that four males brandishing a bladed article and a piece of wood attacked... Read more of this article

PAC To Meet Again On Port Royal Golf Course

PAC To Meet Again On Port Royal Golf Course

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 7 at 2.30pm in the Senate Chamber at the Cabinet Building. A spokesperson said, “It is expected that the Standing Committee will deliberate on matters relating to the golf course renovations and facilities improvements work during the Port... Read more of this article

Cricket: Bermuda Notch First Win Over Suriname

Cricket: Bermuda Notch First Win Over Suriname

Canada maintained its unbeaten form with victory over the host country USA in the ICC Americas Division 1 Championship taking place in Indianapolis, while in the afternoon match Bermuda notched their first win of the tournament in convincing fashion over Suriname. In the afternoon game Bermuda’s experienced heads helped get some momentum into their... Read more of this article

Chain Reaction Movement Closing Assemblies

Chain Reaction Movement Closing Assemblies

[Written by Kristen Taylor] Chain Reaction Movement has wrapped up their school year with a dynamic set of assemblies. CedarBridge Academy, The Berkeley Institute, Sandys Secondary, Clearwater Middle School and Dellwood Middle School all welcomed one of their favourite performers, Poet Ali, and his friend Flip Rodriguez, one of the top competitors on... Read more of this article

Norwegian Dawn Returns For Sick Passenger

Norwegian Dawn Returns For Sick Passenger

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn returned to the island at approximately 8.45pm tonight [May 5] after a passenger took ill and the captain decided to divert.The cruise ship departed this evening after a three day visit berthed at King’s Wharf in Dockyard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson confirmed the pilot boat... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Release 2015 Q1 Tourism Stats

Video: BTA Release 2015 Q1 Tourism Stats

[Updated with video] Air arrivals declined 6.7%, however visitor spending in Bermuda grew more than 20% in the first quarter of 2015 “injecting an additional $6 million into the local economy,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority announced today. “Among air visitors the average per person spending during the first quarter increased 29.3%... Read more of this article

BHB Recognise International Day Of The Midwife

BHB Recognise International Day Of The Midwife

The Bermuda Hospitals Board today recognises International Day of the Midwife, 2015. BHB has 23 registered nurses with midwifery credentials and last year there were 559 births in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Maternity Department. The day is being celebrated around the world around the theme of “Midwives: for a better tomorrow”. Janet Wheelan,... Read more of this article

22-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

22-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

A 22-year-old Sandys parish man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 19-year-old man that occurred outside Woody’s Sports Bar in Sandys on Saturday evening.A police spokesperson said, “A 22 year old Sandys parish man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 19 year old Sandys parish man that occurred outside... Read more of this article

W&E Employee Attacked By Four Assailants

W&E Employee Attacked By Four Assailants

[Updated with video] Police are investigating an incident that took place around 2.15pm today [May 5] in the Marsh Folly area, that saw a Works & Engineering employee attacked by four assailants, with the victim apparently overpowering one of the assailants, resulting in him being conveyed to the hospital. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said,... Read more of this article

Home Affairs Minister: Illegal Worker Detained

Home Affairs Minister: Illegal Worker Detained

Based on information provided to MP Walton Brown and shared with Home Affairs Minister Fahy, an “illegal worker” has been detained, and the Minister said that “despite differences of opinion we may have, I am grateful that MP Brown acted and provided helpful information.” A statement from the Government said, “The Minister... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

May Declared Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May Declared Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

[Updated with video] May has been designated Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and today [May 6] Teen Services hosted a proclamation ceremony which was attended by Premier Michael Dunkley, Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, and the Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden. Attendees at the event were... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Release 2015 Q1 Tourism Stats

Video: BTA Release 2015 Q1 Tourism Stats

[Updated with video] Air arrivals declined 6.7%, however visitor spending in Bermuda grew more than 20% in the first quarter of 2015 “injecting an additional $6 million into the local economy,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority announced today. “Among air visitors the average per person spending during the first quarter increased 29.3%... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Oracle Team Sail AC45 Boat

Photos & Video: Oracle Team Sail AC45 Boat

The defending champion of the America’s Cup launched its training boat today [May 4] for the first time and put in over two hours of testing on the future race course of the America’s Cup. “Today is the first day for our AC45 out on the Great Sound. We’ve been working towards this moment for nearly six months since Bermuda was announced as the... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Still Time To Enter 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser

Still Time To Enter 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser

Teams can still sign up for a 24-hour walking marathon that aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help people get better access to cancer treatment in Bermuda. Last year 124 teams signed up to take part in Bermuda’s first Relay For Life of Bermuda event, raising almost $500,000, and so far 132 teams have registered for this year’s even... Read more of this article

Beyond Rugby Expanding To Berkeley Institute

Beyond Rugby Expanding To Berkeley Institute

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. recently presented the Family Centre with a donation which will allow the Beyond Rugby Bermuda Programme] to expand into Berkeley Institute, with the programme to officially begin in October. Beyond Rugby is a collaboration between the Bermuda Rugby Football Union and Family Centre that helps young people to develop character... Read more of this article

2015 Clarien Iron Kids Registration Now Open

2015 Clarien Iron Kids Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 27th Annual Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon, which is Saturday, 20 June at Clearwater Beach in St. David’s. Kids ages 3 – 15 are invited to participate with a chance to swim, bike and run to win the competition. Kids competing in the 11-15 category can compete to win up to $1,000 in scholarship funds. There will also... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 6 2015

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 6 2015

Today [May 6] saw a volume of 14,800 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $220,060.00 BD. 200 shares were traded by Devonshire Industries Ltd, closing at an even $6.00 per share, while Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd traded 2,900 shares, closing down 2.6% at $1.90 per share. The other 11,700 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, closing... Read more of this article

BDA: Trusts Forum May Become Annual Event

BDA: Trusts Forum May Become Annual Event

A “who’s who” of the global trust and private client industry made last week’s inaugural Transcontinental Trusts: Bermuda Forum such a success organisers hope to repeat the prestigious event on the Island next year, the BDA said. With the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] as lead sponsor, it was the first time in 30 years the Transcontinental... Read more of this article

Deloitte Donates $5K Towards Alpha Beautillion

Deloitte Donates $5K Towards Alpha Beautillion

Deloitte Bermuda recently surprised the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 2015 Beautillion Program with a $5,000 cheque to be used towards the students’ scholarship awards. The sponsorship, presented by Jessica Mello [Director of Consulting], was given during a ‘Preparing For Your Future’ Workshop hosted by the Deloitte Talent team.Lloyd Holder,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Cup Match Summer Splash Set For Two Dates

Cup Match Summer Splash Set For Two Dates

Cup Match Summer Splash 2015 is set to follow up the successful events of the past two years with two dates that will see artists on stage including Morgan Heritage, Barrington Levy, the Detour Posse, Major Lazer, DJ Skratch Bastid, and Tarantula from Poison Dart, with UZIMON to serve as MC for both dates. A spokesperson said, “Cup Match Summer... Read more of this article

Raleigh Bermuda Car Wash And Bake Sale

Raleigh Bermuda Car Wash And Bake Sale

Raleigh Bermuda is getting set to hold a car wash and bake sale in order to raise funds for its upcoming trip. The charitable event will be held on May 9 at Butterfield and Vallis from at 9.00am to 3.00pm. Jendaya Mills- Paynter said, “Raleigh Bermuda is a youth development program which includes a ten-week expedition overseas during which young... Read more of this article

May TV: New Shows And Specials On Cable

May TV: New Shows And Specials On Cable

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] A world of choice awaits you once again this month as new shows and specials are cropping up all over. Here is a small selection. “Caring for Mom and Dad”– Premieres Thursday, May 7 on PBS [Check onscreen guide for start time] This new PBS series, narrated by actress Meryl Streep, examines... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Over 70 People Clean-Up John Smith’s Bay

Over 70 People Clean-Up John Smith’s Bay

A large group of over 70 people — including Saltus students, their family members and Saltus staff — turned out  on Saturday, 25th April, to clean up John Smith’s Bay as part of Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s “Adopt-A-Spot” initiative. The clean-up was organized by S4 teacher Erika Powell, who said,  “In total we collected the... Read more of this article

Sandys School Aquaculture Programme Success

Sandys School Aquaculture Programme Success

Sandys Secondary Middle School has created a facility for the production of tilapia and the training of students in fish farming, Minister Jeanne Atherden said today, adding that “the second achievement is the successful breeding of tilapia broodstock to produce the first tilapia fry for rearing for consumption in the local marketplace.” Speaking... Read more of this article

Resident & MP Remove Trees Hanging In Road

Resident & MP Remove Trees Hanging In Road

After seeing a vehicle drive over the line to avoid overhanging trees on St David’s Road, area resident and business owner David Roque made calls to express his safety concerns, and after he was unsuccessful in getting the trees cut, Mr Roque took matters into his own hands and went out yesterday [April 29] and cut the trees himself.Mr Roque... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police: 26-Year-Old Man Discharged From KEMH

Police: 26-Year-Old Man Discharged From KEMH

The 26 year old man injured in yesterday’s [May 5] incident in the Marsh Folly Road area was treated at the hospital and discharged, with the police saying that “details regarding this incident remain somewhat vague.” Yesterday the police said that “it appears that four males brandishing a bladed article and a piece of wood attacked... Read more of this article

22-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

22-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

A 22-year-old Sandys parish man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 19-year-old man that occurred outside Woody’s Sports Bar in Sandys on Saturday evening.A police spokesperson said, “A 22 year old Sandys parish man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 19 year old Sandys parish man that occurred outside... Read more of this article

W&E Employee Attacked By Four Assailants

W&E Employee Attacked By Four Assailants

[Updated with video] Police are investigating an incident that took place around 2.15pm today [May 5] in the Marsh Folly area, that saw a Works & Engineering employee attacked by four assailants, with the victim apparently overpowering one of the assailants, resulting in him being conveyed to the hospital. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said,... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Digicel Prepaid Freedom Bundle, Data Boosts

Digicel Prepaid Freedom Bundle, Data Boosts

Digicel Bermuda announced a new all-inclusive prepaid plan, which they said offers “more value, flexibility and control.” “Prepaid customers can now benefit from unlimited talk & text and low cost data for up to 30 days, for one flat rate. With a number of options available, including a data only bundle, there is a plan for everyone,” the company... Read more of this article

Link Bermuda To Upgrade Its Quantum Network

Link Bermuda To Upgrade Its Quantum Network

LinkBermuda will be upgrading their Quantum [a wholly owned subsidiary of Link Bermuda] Local Access Network using Cisco’s latest Aggregation Services Router [ASR] technology. “The Cisco ASR 9000 series routers, a true carrier-class solution, are the cornerstone of modern Edge and Carrier Ethernet networks. This network upgrade will provide more capacity and enable... Read more of this article

May TV: New Shows And Specials On Cable

May TV: New Shows And Specials On Cable

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] A world of choice awaits you once again this month as new shows and specials are cropping up all over. Here is a small selection. “Caring for Mom and Dad”– Premieres Thursday, May 7 on PBS [Check onscreen guide for start time] This new PBS series, narrated by actress Meryl Streep, examines the challenges... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

‘Orange Ocean’ Diverts To Island Due To Injury

‘Orange Ocean’ Diverts To Island Due To Injury

A ship carrying refrigerated orange juice diverted to Bermuda yesterday [May 3] in order to land a 43-year-old crew member who had sustained an injury to his thumb. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] spokesperson said, “On Saturday, May 2 at 4.25pm, Meyer Shipping contacted Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre reporting they represented... Read more of this article

Extinguished Paget Fire Under Investigation

Extinguished Paget Fire Under Investigation

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to a report of a confirmed fire on South Road in Paget at approximately 9.29pm tonight [May 3]. Fire Service spokesperson, Sergeant Jamal Albuoy, reported “BFRS responded to the incident with one appliance and four personnel from our Hamilton Station. Prior to our arrival, the fire was extinguished... Read more of this article

Disoriented Boaters Call 911, Get Back To Shore

Disoriented Boaters Call 911, Get Back To Shore

Two visitors aboard a rental whaler recently lost their way on the open water after becoming disoriented off the west end, with a 911 call and a jet ski liaison needed to get them back to Somerset Bridge Watersports. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Thursday, April 30 at 5.02pm, a 911 call from a rental whaler with two... Read more of this article


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