Deadline Extended For Techawards Nominations

Deadline Extended For Techawards Nominations

The deadline for the 2014 Technology Innovation Awards nomination process has been extended due to the distractions created by the two recent storms. A spokesperson said, “Nominations for all TechAwards will now be accepted through the 7th of November at the TechAwards website techawards.bm. “Realizing that many people have been working... Read more of this article

BELCO: If You Don’t Have Power Back, Call 955

BELCO: If You Don’t Have Power Back, Call 955

With approximately 172 customers waiting for power restoration following the two back to back storms, BELCO is now asking anyone who does not have power yet to please phone 955 to report the outage. BELCO said as of 3:00pm today [Oct 30], there are 172 customers waiting for power restoration. The distribution by parish is: Pembroke 15, Paget 34, Devonshire... Read more of this article

CableVision Continues Work Across The Island

CableVision Continues Work Across The Island

Bermuda CableVision crews continued working across the island to restore service, CEO Terry Roberson said today [Oct 30], and provided a list of areas the crews intend to address tomorrow. Smith’s – South Road from Nantucket Lane to Harrington Hundreds, McGall’s Hill/South Road Junction along Knapton Hill to Harrington Sound Road, Pokiok Road/Cress/Close,... Read more of this article

Reforestation: 200 Plants Donated In 40 Minutes

Reforestation: 200 Plants Donated In 40 Minutes

[Updated with video] The community responded tremendously to today’s [Oct 30] reforestation sapling donation, which allowed residents to select one free native and endemic plant to help restore the island’s unique landscape damaged by the recent storms.Clarien initially offered 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted,... Read more of this article

Video: Public Schools Exam, Graduation Results

Video: Public Schools Exam, Graduation Results

[Updated with video] 227 students graduated in 2014 with a Bermuda School Diploma [BSD] by attaining the minimum required GPA of 2.0, or higher, Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons said today [Oct 30]. Dr. Gibbons, along with Acting Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lou Matthews, was speaking at a press conference held about... Read more of this article

Video: Rachael Ray Show To Feature Bermuda

Video: Rachael Ray Show To Feature Bermuda

[Updated with video] Bermuda will be featured on the Rachael Ray Show in her biggest giveaway show called “Thanks a Million” later this evening [Oct 30], with the entire audience set to receive round-trip airfare to Bermuda and a three- night stay at the Fairmont Southampton. The episode features host Rachael Ray giving away a total of $1 million... Read more of this article

Video: BPS Outlines Halloween Policing Strategy

Video: BPS Outlines Halloween Policing Strategy

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has outlined their policing strategy for the Halloween holiday, encouraging “harmless family fun” and general safety for all celebrants. Acting Superintendent Jerome Laws, Officer Responsible for the Community Policing Division, said, “For those who celebrate Halloween the intention... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

Video: Minister On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

[Updated with video] Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy held  a press conference today [Oct 30]  to clarify Department of Planning matters in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo. The Minister said, “In the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo, myself and some of my Cabinet colleagues have been inundated with calls and queries regarding repair-work to... Read more of this article

Restaurant Week Sign Up Ends October 31

Restaurant Week Sign Up Ends October 31

The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] Product and Experiences team is getting set to launch Restaurant Week, with a call to island restaurants aiming to make the 2015 iteration of the event bigger and better than ever. Providing the opportunity to “showcase your restaurant’s food profile,” Restaurant Week 2015 will take place... Read more of this article

Regatta Cruise Ship To Bypass St George’s

Regatta Cruise Ship To Bypass St George’s

The Regatta cruise ship will be bypassing St. George’s to berth in Dockyard due to predicted high winds, the Department of Marine & Ports said today [Oct 30]. The Regatta cruise ship — an occasional caller to Bermuda — was scheduled to dock at Pennos Wharf in St. George’s today carrying an estimated 709 passengers and 386 crew, in what would... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Video: Public Schools Exam, Graduation Results

Video: Public Schools Exam, Graduation Results

[Updated with video] 227 students graduated in 2014 with a Bermuda School Diploma [BSD] by attaining the minimum required GPA of 2.0, or higher, Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons said today [Oct 30]. Dr. Gibbons, along with Acting Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lou Matthews, was speaking at a press conference held about... Read more of this article

Video: Rachael Ray Show To Feature Bermuda

Video: Rachael Ray Show To Feature Bermuda

[Updated with video] Bermuda will be featured on the Rachael Ray Show in her biggest giveaway show called “Thanks a Million” later this evening [Oct 30], with the entire audience set to receive round-trip airfare to Bermuda and a three- night stay at the Fairmont Southampton. The episode features host Rachael Ray giving away a total of $1 million... Read more of this article

Video: BPS Outlines Halloween Policing Strategy

Video: BPS Outlines Halloween Policing Strategy

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has outlined their policing strategy for the Halloween holiday, encouraging “harmless family fun” and general safety for all celebrants. Acting Superintendent Jerome Laws, Officer Responsible for the Community Policing Division, said, “For those who celebrate Halloween the intention... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Cricket: Bermuda Go Down By 10 Wickets

Cricket: Bermuda Go Down By 10 Wickets

Bermuda have finished 6th in the ICC World Division 3 Tournament in Malaysia following their 10 wicket defeat by the United States, with both teams being relegated to Division 4. Bermuda won the toss and elected to bat, they were bowled all out for 113, Jordan DeSilva was the top scorer with 39, while Christian Burgess added 21 and Kamau Leverock was... Read more of this article

CellOne Island Basketball League Kicks Off

CellOne Island Basketball League Kicks Off

The CellOne Island Basketball League tipped off last night [Oct 29] inside the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium with a men’s double-header. In the opener the Hoop Stars took on the Court Kings, and then the Rim Rockers took on the Twisters, with a total of 163 points scored on the night. The Hoop Stars built an early lead and managed to hold off the... Read more of this article

Commercial Bowling League Round Up

Commercial Bowling League Round Up

In Commercial League Bowling action at the Warwick Lanes saw the Alley Pals defeat the BPS Blue Lanterns 4 – 0, the Super Stars defeated the Strikers 4 – 0, B.T.C. defeated the Braves 4 – 0, while the Sweet Life defeated Gard Do It Best 3 – 1. The Spinners defeated Double Trouble 3 – 1 and the Sunset defeated Team Unsponsored 3 – 1. Women’s... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Deadline Extended For Techawards Nominations

Deadline Extended For Techawards Nominations

The deadline for the 2014 Technology Innovation Awards nomination process has been extended due to the distractions created by the two recent storms. A spokesperson said, “Nominations for all TechAwards will now be accepted through the 7th of November at the TechAwards website techawards.bm. “Realizing that many people have been working... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 30 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 30 2014

Today [Oct 30] saw a volume of 3,000 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $13,500.00 BD. 1,000 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing even at $6.00 per share, while the other 2,000 shares were traded by KeyTech Ltd, closing down 6.3% at $3.75 per share. The BSX closed at 1,378.70, down 0.22% on the day. There were 0... Read more of this article

BELCO: If You Don’t Have Power Back, Call 955

BELCO: If You Don’t Have Power Back, Call 955

With approximately 172 customers waiting for power restoration following the two back to back storms, BELCO is now asking anyone who does not have power yet to please phone 955 to report the outage. BELCO said as of 3:00pm today [Oct 30], there are 172 customers waiting for power restoration. The distribution by parish is: Pembroke 15, Paget 34, Devonshire... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Queen Street To Hold Boo Bash On October 31

Queen Street To Hold Boo Bash On October 31

Queen Street will again be the setting for safe – and free – Halloween trick or treating on Friday [Oct 31] evening when retailers on the popular shopping street open their doors to children in costume for the second year in a row. Boo Bash will see Daisy & Mac, Choices, Sassy and Baked open from 5.30 to 7.30pm tomorrow. Restaurants... Read more of this article

Guest Artist Named For 2015 Beach Art Festival

Guest Artist Named For 2015 Beach Art Festival

Tony Plant of Newquay, Cornwall will be the guest beach artist at the next Bermuda Beach Art Festival, which is scheduled to be held on  March 28th, 2015. Mr. Plant has been creating Beach Art for more than two decades, with the temporary art form having taken him from Cornwall,England to Scotland, France, Spain and Sri Lanka. The very first guest... Read more of this article

Restaurant Week Sign Up Ends October 31

Restaurant Week Sign Up Ends October 31

The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] Product and Experiences team is getting set to launch Restaurant Week, with a call to island restaurants aiming to make the 2015 iteration of the event bigger and better than ever. Providing the opportunity to “showcase your restaurant’s food profile,” Restaurant Week 2015 will take place... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Reforestation: 200 Plants Donated In 40 Minutes

Reforestation: 200 Plants Donated In 40 Minutes

[Updated with video] The community responded tremendously to today’s [Oct 30] reforestation sapling donation, which allowed residents to select one free native and endemic plant to help restore the island’s unique landscape damaged by the recent storms.Clarien initially offered 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted,... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank today [Oct 29] announced its community reforestation project following the recent impact of Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical Storm Fay. A spokesperson said, “Clarien will be offering 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted, all of which are hardy native & endemic species and representative of the island’s... Read more of this article

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Over the past six months, the Government has put in place several interim measures to reduce the amount of Fats, Oils, Grease [FOG] and other unacceptable material in the island’s sewage waste stream. This FOG in the wastewater can solidify to create the so-called “greaseballs” that sometimes wash ashore from the Seabright outfall on South Shore... Read more of this article

CRIME

Video: BPS Outlines Halloween Policing Strategy

Video: BPS Outlines Halloween Policing Strategy

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has outlined their policing strategy for the Halloween holiday, encouraging “harmless family fun” and general safety for all celebrants. Acting Superintendent Jerome Laws, Officer Responsible for the Community Policing Division, said, “For those who celebrate Halloween the intention... Read more of this article

75 Year Old Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

75 Year Old Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

A 75 year old Pembroke man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving last night in Paget after the police saw him driving in what they termed an “erratic manner.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:30pm on Wednesday, October 29th police received a report of a suspected impaired driver traveling along South Road in Paget. “Officers... Read more of this article

HMS Argyll Seizes $15 Million In Cocaine

HMS Argyll Seizes $15 Million In Cocaine

The HMS Argyll seized over 200Kg [441lbs] of cocaine with what was said to be an estimated street value of $15 million only a day after leaving Bermuda, where the ship had been assisting with the clear-up following Hurricane Gonzalo. After spending four days in Bermuda, she was returning to the Caribbean when the ship encountered a suspect yacht in... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Deadline Extended For Techawards Nominations

Deadline Extended For Techawards Nominations

The deadline for the 2014 Technology Innovation Awards nomination process has been extended due to the distractions created by the two recent storms. A spokesperson said, “Nominations for all TechAwards will now be accepted through the 7th of November at the TechAwards website techawards.bm. “Realizing that many people have been working to catch up on personal... Read more of this article

CableVision Continues Work Across The Island

CableVision Continues Work Across The Island

Bermuda CableVision crews continued working across the island to restore service, CEO Terry Roberson said today [Oct 30], and provided a list of areas the crews intend to address tomorrow. Smith’s – South Road from Nantucket Lane to Harrington Hundreds, McGall’s Hill/South Road Junction along Knapton Hill to Harrington Sound Road, Pokiok Road/Cress/Close, McGall’s... Read more of this article

Video: Free Buzz Coffee For Digicel Customers

Video: Free Buzz Coffee For Digicel Customers

“Days after offering postpaid customers 150 free minutes of international talk time, an exciting partnership with Buzz gives all Digicel customers the opportunity to avail of a free coffee this week,” the company announced today [Oct 29]. Alistair Beak, CEO of Digicel Bermuda advises; “As part of our network restoration celebration and to extend our sincere... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

51 Year Old Man Remains In Critical Condition

51 Year Old Man Remains In Critical Condition

At last check, the 51 year old Hamilton parish man injured in a single vehicle motorcycle collision on October 16th remains in critical condition at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. Speaking after the collision, a police spokesperson said, “At last check the 51 year old Hamilton parish man injured in a reported single vehicle motorcycle collision... Read more of this article

Unmannned Rocket Explodes After Launch

Unmannned Rocket Explodes After Launch

An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded shortly after its launch in Virginia last night [Oct 28]. The rocket had originally been scheduled to launch last week, however it was delayed due to Hurricane Gonzalo impact on the tracking site located in Bermuda. Last night the $200 million rocket and spacecraft —... Read more of this article

BFRS Set To Recognize Fire Safety Week

BFRS Set To Recognize Fire Safety Week

On November 3, 2014, beginning at 10.00am, Fire Safety Awareness Week 2014 will begin with an opening ceremony in the Hamilton Fire Station Recreation Hall. Proceedings that day will include an introduction by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dana Lovell and a welcoming speech by Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall. A spokesperson said, “CFO is inviting... Read more of this article


Video: Before & After Hurricane Gonzalo