Reminder: BOTC Bermuda Passport Holders

Reminder: BOTC Bermuda Passport Holders

The Department of Immigration today [May 23] issued the following reminder to all British Overseas Territories Citizen [BOTC] Bermuda passport holders.Do not book/confirm travel plans unless you have a valid passportGenerally, passports with a validity of six months or more may be used for travel before there is a requirement to apply for a new... Read more of this article

‘Vend 2 Win’: Six Entrepreneurs Win Trip To NY

‘Vend 2 Win’: Six Entrepreneurs Win Trip To NY

Six local vendors have beat out the competition to secure a free trip to showcase their products at a New York City market on Saturday, July 1. with Limestone + Cedar, Native by Channing Dill; His N Hers Hair & Beauty, Queendom Heights, Chiko’s Smokey Rub and NovelTea all impressing the judges to win the overseas marketing opportunity. The Bermuda... Read more of this article

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Matthew Daniel

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Matthew Daniel

In the sixth in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Matthew Daniel from the Warwick Academy. Matthew Daniel was born on August 14, 2001 to Michael and Nelia Daniel in Bermuda. He attends Warwick Academy and is in his first year of the International Baccalaureate program. Matthew is studying... Read more of this article

Video: May 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Premier David Burt speaks on “our own chapter called Independence,” Jay III nominated for International Soca Award, Marcus Scotland selected for Surrey U15s, Police appeal for witnesses following a hit & run in Hamilton, sailor Mustafa Ingham is now fully qualified to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race, Police responded to a report... Read more of this article

Community Effort For Race Day Water Stations

Community Effort For Race Day Water Stations

[Written by Robyn Bardgett] Those who have ever run the Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby will know that staying hydrated is key to getting through the race on what is often a humid day. Luckily for the runners, eight official water stations are set up along the 13.1-mile course heading out of Somerset. And the people behind the stations generously donate... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 22 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 replay will be available: Related Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

’50 Years On, The Story Awaits Ending Chapter’

’50 Years On, The Story Awaits Ending Chapter’

“The Class of 1968 taught us to be bold, and their example should be an inspiration to all of us, to finish the work that was started so that democracy in these isles can be hailed with a song that does not end with the word ‘king’ or ‘queen’, but pays tribute to our island home,” Premier David Burt said. The Premier... Read more of this article


SSM Legal Case Continues In Supreme Court

SSM Legal Case Continues In Supreme Court

[Written by Don Burgess] “I don’t want to be separate but equal; I want to be equal!” Those are the words of Maryellen Jackson whose testimony was read in Supreme Court advocating that same-sex couples should be allowed to be married. The case is being brought in response to the legislation of Parliament last year that took away the right of... Read more of this article

Man Shouting & Vehicles Found Vandalised

Man Shouting & Vehicles Found Vandalised

Police officers responded to a report of a “man shouting and causing a disturbance” in Pembroke and then discovered a number of damaged vehicles in the vicinity, as well as a property with a damaged mailbox and another property with damaged garden items. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:30am Saturday, May 19th police officers responded... Read more of this article

ICO Annuls Immigration Board PATI Decision

ICO Annuls Immigration Board PATI Decision

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has annulled a decision by the Board of Immigration in reference to a PATI request, with the decision requiring them to issue a new initial decision to the Applicant’s PATI request. “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 04/2018, which annulled a decision by the Board of Immigration... Read more of this article

Video: Ingham & Volvo Ocean Race Academy

Video: Ingham & Volvo Ocean Race Academy

Bermudian sailor Mustafa Ingham passed all of the qualifications during his time with the Volvo Ocean Race Academy, and he is now fully qualified to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race. In highlighting his accomplishments, the BTA’s Pat Phillip-Fairn said, “There are few things more rewarding than watching a young man live out his dream. “In... Read more of this article

Police Appeal For Witnesses To Hit & Run

Police Appeal For Witnesses To Hit & Run

The police have appealed for witnesses following a hit and run in Hamilton that resulted in a 53-year-old male pedestrian being injured. A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [May 22nd] the 53-year-old male pedestrian hurt around 1am Monday, May 21st during a hit and run involving a motorcyclist on Parliament Street in the City... Read more of this article

Jay III Nominated For International Soca Award

Jay III Nominated For International Soca Award

Bermudian recording artist JayLynn Hines, also known as Jay III, has been nominated as part of an international soca competition in the category “Groovy Soca of the Year”, and locals can cast their vote for her online. The award ceremony for the competition will be held in St. Lucia on July 10. The competition’s website says, “SAO... Read more of this article

Bermuda Day Parade Participants Announced

Bermuda Day Parade Participants Announced

The full list of participants for the upcoming Bermuda Day parade has been released, with more than 50 groups expected to take part. A spokesperson previously said, “The theme this year is What We Share. Parade Entry categories include: Natural Heritage Float, Upcycled Float, Art Float, Music Truck Entry, Walking Group Entry, Gombey Group Entry.” Full... Read more of this article

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Assault

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to assaulting a man on Front Street on May 17. The assault by Treadwell Smith was captured in a video that went viral online following the incident, with the footage showing Mr. Smith striking the victim multiple times before kicking him in the face. Mr. Smith alleged that the incident... Read more of this article

AG To Cast First Ballot Of ‘Vote Of Thanks’

AG To Cast First Ballot Of ‘Vote Of Thanks’

[Written by Glenn Fubler] As we observe the 50th Anniversary of Universal Adult Suffrage in Bermuda; on Tuesday, 22/5/18, between Noon & 2 pm, at the City Hall, the Attorney General will ‘cast the first Ballot of the ‘Vote of Thanks’ in appreciation of those who provided the foundation of our democracy. The Honourable Kathy Simmons will be... Read more of this article

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Rodrigo Lira

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Rodrigo Lira

In the fifth in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Rodrigo J. Lira from the Mount Saint Agnes Academy. Rodrigo J. Lira was born on February 28th in the capital of Peru, Lima. He is the son of parents Elizabeth Lira and Ruben Teuling and has two younger sisters named Jocelyn and Samantha.... Read more of this article

Video: May 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 22nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Same sex marriage legal challenge begins in Supreme Court, 53-year-old male pedestrian in stable condition after hit and run collision in Hamilton, BDA CEO Ross Webber steps down, cruise ship passenger pleads guilty to possessing a bullet, Warren Foggo celebrated his 100th birthday, American visitor fined following altercation on Front Street, 31-year-old... Read more of this article

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Continues

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Continues

[Written by Don Burgess] The case against the Domestic Partnership Act began in Supreme Court this week in front of Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley. The gallery of the courtroom had more than a dozen onlookers who heard Mark Pettingill argue that for people whose orientation is gay and “I want to marry a man and this proposed law destroys that dream.” Mr... Read more of this article

Photos: Three Superyachts Visit St. George’s

Photos: Three Superyachts Visit St. George’s

Three superyachts are paying a visit to St. George’s, including the vessels Georgia, Time For Us, and Vixit Georgia is a 159-foot long sail yacht that can accommodate up to twelve guests and up to eight crew, and is listed at a sale price of $15,950,000. The superyacht Time For Us is a 122-foot long luxury vessel that can accommodate... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 21 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 21 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 replay will be available: Related Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

Boccia Bermuda Players Move Up In Rankings

Boccia Bermuda Players Move Up In Rankings

The latest Boccia World Rankings have been released by the Boccia International Sport Federation [BISFed], with Bermuda players moving up in the rankings. A spokesperson said, “The latest Boccia World Rankings have been released by the Boccia International Sport Federation and Boccia Bermuda are pleased to report that our local players have moved... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: May 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Premier David Burt speaks on “our own chapter called Independence,” Jay III nominated for International Soca Award, Marcus Scotland selected for Surrey U15s, Police appeal for witnesses following a hit & run in Hamilton, sailor Mustafa Ingham is now fully qualified to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race, Police responded to a report... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 22 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 replay will be available: Related Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

’50 Years On, The Story Awaits Ending Chapter’

’50 Years On, The Story Awaits Ending Chapter’

“The Class of 1968 taught us to be bold, and their example should be an inspiration to all of us, to finish the work that was started so that democracy in these isles can be hailed with a song that does not end with the word ‘king’ or ‘queen’, but pays tribute to our island home,” Premier David Burt said. The Premier... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Advisory: Bicycle Association Race On May 27

Advisory: Bicycle Association Race On May 27

The Bermuda Bicycle Association will be holding a road race on Sunday morning [May 27], with the Ministry of Public Works advising motorists to use caution while the event is underway. A government spokesperson said, “The race will take place between 7.45am. and 10.30am on Sunday, however there will be no roads closures while the race is underway. “Motorists... Read more of this article

Poseidon Games Exhibition Set For August 25

Poseidon Games Exhibition Set For August 25

Savvy Entertainment has announced that the Poseidon Games dates have changed from June 1-3 to a single day hydroflight showcase, with the Poseidon Games Exhibition to be held on August 25. A spokesperson said, “The exhibition is set to take place in sunny Hamilton Harbour. A select few of the world’s most elite hydroflight athletes have been... Read more of this article

Community Effort For Race Day Water Stations

Community Effort For Race Day Water Stations

[Written by Robyn Bardgett] Those who have ever run the Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby will know that staying hydrated is key to getting through the race on what is often a humid day. Luckily for the runners, eight official water stations are set up along the 13.1-mile course heading out of Somerset. And the people behind the stations generously donate... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Ascendant Group Announces Board Changes

Ascendant Group Announces Board Changes

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], Ascendant Group Limited has announced board changes. The full filing stated, “The Board of Directors of Ascendant Group Limited announces the retirement of David Dodwell, Sr and Edward Williams from the Company’s Board of Directors [the “Board”], effective 18 May 2018. “On behalf of... Read more of this article

‘Vend 2 Win’: Six Entrepreneurs Win Trip To NY

‘Vend 2 Win’: Six Entrepreneurs Win Trip To NY

Six local vendors have beat out the competition to secure a free trip to showcase their products at a New York City market on Saturday, July 1. with Limestone + Cedar, Native by Channing Dill; His N Hers Hair & Beauty, Queendom Heights, Chiko’s Smokey Rub and NovelTea all impressing the judges to win the overseas marketing opportunity. The Bermuda... Read more of this article

AXIS Name Rohrmann Investor Relations Head

AXIS Name Rohrmann Investor Relations Head

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has named Matthew Rohrmann as its Head of Investor Relations. In this role, Mr. Rohrmann will be responsible for leading AXIS Capital’s engagement with the investment community and proactively communicating the Company’s vision, strategy and financial story. Mr. Rohrmann will report directly to CFO Peter Vogt and will... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Jay III Nominated For International Soca Award

Jay III Nominated For International Soca Award

Bermudian recording artist JayLynn Hines, also known as Jay III, has been nominated as part of an international soca competition in the category “Groovy Soca of the Year”, and locals can cast their vote for her online. The award ceremony for the competition will be held in St. Lucia on July 10. The competition’s website says, “SAO... Read more of this article

Bermuda Day Parade Participants Announced

Bermuda Day Parade Participants Announced

The full list of participants for the upcoming Bermuda Day parade has been released, with more than 50 groups expected to take part. A spokesperson previously said, “The theme this year is What We Share. Parade Entry categories include: Natural Heritage Float, Upcycled Float, Art Float, Music Truck Entry, Walking Group Entry, Gombey Group Entry.” Full... Read more of this article

Plein Air Exhibition From May 27 To June 22

Plein Air Exhibition From May 27 To June 22

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard is getting set to present their annual Plein Air Exhibition from Sunday, May 27 to Friday, June 22. A spokesperson said, “The opening will take place from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard on Sunday May 27. The show will run until June 22. “The Plein Air Group of Bermuda meet every Sunday... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released a video highlighting the successful rehabilitation of a sea turtle named ‘Bridget’, with the video also providing tips on how to help if you find an injured turtle.BTA Director of Public & Stakeholder Glenn Jones said “At the Bermuda Tourism Authority we are constantly contemplating the... Read more of this article

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

East Carolina University archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] said that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400–year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship. The wooden sailing ship, described by the fifth Bermuda Governor Nathaniel Butler as... Read more of this article

Photos: MSA Students Raise Money For BZS

Photos: MSA Students Raise Money For BZS

In March of this year, the students of the two Mount Saint Agnes’ grade 3 classes held their “Toad-ally Terrific tag sale”, which was a fundraising event to support the Amphibian Project that is supported by the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS]. After the two-day event, the students were able to raise over $1,300 for the Amphibian Project. The... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Shouting & Vehicles Found Vandalised

Man Shouting & Vehicles Found Vandalised

Police officers responded to a report of a “man shouting and causing a disturbance” in Pembroke and then discovered a number of damaged vehicles in the vicinity, as well as a property with a damaged mailbox and another property with damaged garden items. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:30am Saturday, May 19th police officers responded... Read more of this article

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Assault

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to assaulting a man on Front Street on May 17. The assault by Treadwell Smith was captured in a video that went viral online following the incident, with the footage showing Mr. Smith striking the victim multiple times before kicking him in the face. Mr. Smith alleged that the incident... Read more of this article

Court: Visitor Fined After Fight On Front Street

Court: Visitor Fined After Fight On Front Street

After being arrested following an altercation on Front Street this weekend, a visitor from New Jersey has been fined a total of $1,250 after he pleaded guilty to affray and resisting arrest. The altercation, which took place in the area of the Dog House on Front Street in the early hours of May 20th, ended with Bryan Wood being subdued by police officers... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Pembroke Rotary Club Holds Student IT Quiz

Pembroke Rotary Club Holds Student IT Quiz

The Pembroke Rotary Club sponsored a Student IT Quiz to play its part in developing the IT skills of Bermuda’s young people and exposing them to the opportunities available in Fintech and other fields as the country moves onto the global blockchain stage. The IT Quiz was held on the evening of 3rd May, 2018 at the Mount Saint Agnes Academy. The Quiz was open all Senior... Read more of this article

Police: Think Before Posting On Social Media

Police: Think Before Posting On Social Media

The Bermuda Police Service said they are “once again advising members of the public to think and verify before posting well intentioned ‘public safety’ messages on social media.” “A recent example posted to MAJ’s List on Facebook suggested in part that – ‘a man lays in the road with a bike near him and a good person stops their vehicle and jumps... Read more of this article

Ascendant To Hold STEM Camp For Students

Ascendant To Hold STEM Camp For Students

Ascendant Group invites 12 – 14 year old students with a passion for STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] to apply for its annual STEM Camp, which will be held once again this summer. Initially launched in 2013, Ascendant’s STEM Camp is ideal for middle school students looking to develop challenging robotic projects, electronics and wearable technology.... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Car Collides With Pedestrian Crossing Light Pole

Car Collides With Pedestrian Crossing Light Pole

Police attended a collision on South Road in Paget early this morning [May 23] where it appears a car “struck a pedestrian crossing light pole” according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:55am Wednesday, May 23rd police officers attended a reported single vehicle car crash on South Road in Paget. “It appears that the driver... Read more of this article

Police Appeal For Witnesses To Hit & Run

Police Appeal For Witnesses To Hit & Run

The police have appealed for witnesses following a hit and run in Hamilton that resulted in a 53-year-old male pedestrian being injured. A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [May 22nd] the 53-year-old male pedestrian hurt around 1am Monday, May 21st during a hit and run involving a motorcyclist on Parliament Street in the City... Read more of this article

53-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured In ‘Hit & Run’

53-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured In ‘Hit & Run’

A 53-year-old male pedestrian is in stable condition after hit and run collision this morning [May 21] in Hamilton. A police spokesperson said, “Approximately 1am Monday, May 21st police and fellow first responders attended a reported collision on Parliament Street in the City of Hamilton, near the junction with Church Street. “It appears that a... Read more of this article