New Holistic Health, Lifestyle Business Launches

New Holistic Health, Lifestyle Business Launches

Simply Well Bermuda, a new holistic health and lifestyle coaching business, has announced its official launch this week. Founded by Jenna Viera-West, a certified holistic health and lifestyle coach trained by The Institute for Integrative Nutrition & The American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Simply Well Bermuda offers private coaching... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 9

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 9

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

Thanks Offered After Transition From TN Tatem

Thanks Offered After Transition From TN Tatem

The Department of Education today [Dec 9] gave special recognition to students, teachers, the Department of Public Transportation [PTB] and mini bus operators who all worked together to smoothly manage the first day of student transition from T.N. Tatem to Clearwater Middle school. Acting Commissioner of Education, Dr. Freddie Evans said, “This successful... Read more of this article

Photos: Clarien Staff Assist Meals On Wheels

Photos: Clarien Staff Assist Meals On Wheels

As part of its GiveBack programme, Clarien Bank is working to assist Meals on Wheels during the holiday season, with members of the bank’s staff helping with meal preparation. Clarien Bank Limited recently launched its 10th annual Holiday GiveBack Programme and encouraged its employees, customers and the community at large to celebrate the season... Read more of this article

Car Crashes Through Harbour Road Wall

Car Crashes Through Harbour Road Wall

[Updated] Emergency services responded to the Harbour Road, Paget area this afternoon [Dec 9] where a car crashed through a wall resulting in the front of the vehicle hanging off the road above Hamilton Harbour. Police have closed the road off diverting traffic away from the scene. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update... Read more of this article

Column: Rolfe Commissiong On A ‘Rich Legacy’

Column: Rolfe Commissiong On A ‘Rich Legacy’

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] On November 13th Ms. Carolyn Young, the wife of labour icon, Mr. Kenyatta Young who predeceased her, was laid to rest at St. John’s Church in Pembroke. Sister Carolyn may not have been known to some Bermudians but I can assure you that to most black Bermudians over a certain age, whose families were touched... Read more of this article

Tickets On Sale Now For 2017 America’s Cup

Tickets On Sale Now For 2017 America’s Cup

[Updated with video] Tickets are on sale now at americascup.com/tickets for the 35th America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda from 26th May until 27th June 2017. “A full range of tickets are available to suit every need, whether it’s for access to the America’s Cup Village, seats in the grandstand, access to the Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island... Read more of this article


BPS Host ‘Give A Child A Christmas’ Initiative

BPS Host ‘Give A Child A Christmas’ Initiative

The Bermuda Police Service is undertaking its second annual “Give a Child Christmas” initiative, with two students from Northlands Primary set to benefit. Sergeant Sharnita Tankard said, “Last year ‘B’ Watch Central decided that they would start an initiative called “Give A Child A Christmas.” “This idea came... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: Opposition Leader David Burt

One Hour Video: Opposition Leader David Burt

Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt sat down with Bernews yesterday for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the airport redevelopment, the recent protest, the impact of social problems on our community and politics in general. Speaking with veteran journalist Jeremy Deacon, Mr Burt... Read more of this article

Reinsurers Donate For Girls STEAM Education

Reinsurers Donate For Girls STEAM Education

The Bermuda High Schoool for Girls announced that Arch Capital Group Ltd. and RenaissanceRe will each make a significant gift to the school in support of advancing its STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design and Mathematics] programme. Work will begin in 2017 to advance curricular and extra-curricular offerings, upgrade the science... Read more of this article

Author Rod Farrington Releasing New Novel

Author Rod Farrington Releasing New Novel

Author Rod Farrington has announced the release of his latest action-adventure novel, The Crystal Pendulum, on December 9. The 275-page book, the longest so far in his career, tells the tale of the mythical City of Atlantis hidden miles below Bermuda in the Sargasso Sea. In a place filled with “stunning coral formations and crystals, a battle... Read more of this article

‘Aecon Remains Committed To Airport Project’

‘Aecon Remains Committed To Airport Project’

Aecon “remains committed to the airport project,” they said today, adding that they “have confidence that the democratic process will prevail and that the Bill will be approved.” Following the protest and the Speaker’s announcement that the House of Assembly will be adjourned until February, we asked the company for comment,... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Resolution Before Parliament Resumes’

PLP: ‘Resolution Before Parliament Resumes’

The PLP reiterated their call for an inquiry into why riot police were sent in at the protest as well as their call for the Auditor General to review the proposed airport contract, and said these issues are of “national public interest and both reviews must take place with a full resolution before Parliament resumes in February.” In a statement... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Deshaun Jerry Berkley

Police Confirm Death Of Deshaun Jerry Berkley

Police have confirmed the death of 30-year-old Deshaun Jerry Berkley following a shooting early this morning [Dec 8]. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the death of 30 year old Deshaun Jerry Berkley. “Deshaun was shot around 1:20am Thursday at the Western Stars Sports Club and his death is being treated... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Dunkley On Airport Bill & Protest

Video: Premier Dunkley On Airport Bill & Protest

“Our goal in proposing a new airport wasn’t to divide us but bring us together in construction of a world class airport of which all Bermudians can be proud of,” Premier Michael Dunkley said today, adding that he recognizes that “tensions and emotions continue to be high,” and as a “responsible Government we must take... Read more of this article

Western Stars Club: ‘This Is Heart Wrenching’

Western Stars Club: ‘This Is Heart Wrenching’

Following the shooting at Western Stars Sports Club early this morning [Dec 8] that resulted in the death of 30-year-old man, club officials extended their condolences to the family, said it was “heart wrenching” and appealed for anyone with any information to come forward.Club President Willis Dill said, “Unfortunately, another... Read more of this article

Reggae Artist Luciano To Perform At Marcus’

Reggae Artist Luciano To Perform At Marcus’

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club announced that reggae artist Luciano will perform at Marcus’, with the artist set to perform from 10pm until midnight on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17. Luciano is one of the best-known Jamaican reggae artists in the world with early hits that include “Give My Love a Try” and “Who... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 9

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 9

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

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 8

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Dec 8

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

Video: Premier Dunkley On Airport Bill & Protest

Video: Premier Dunkley On Airport Bill & Protest

“Our goal in proposing a new airport wasn’t to divide us but bring us together in construction of a world class airport of which all Bermudians can be proud of,” Premier Michael Dunkley said today, adding that he recognizes that “tensions and emotions continue to be high,” and as a “responsible Government we must take... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Tickets On Sale Now For 2017 America’s Cup

Tickets On Sale Now For 2017 America’s Cup

[Updated with video] Tickets are on sale now at americascup.com/tickets for the 35th America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda from 26th May until 27th June 2017. “A full range of tickets are available to suit every need, whether it’s for access to the America’s Cup Village, seats in the grandstand, access to the Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island... Read more of this article

Second Spring Senior Bowling League Results

Second Spring Senior Bowling League Results

In Second Spring Senior Bowling League action at the Warwick Lanes saw the Last Pin fall 3 – 1 to the New Comers, Go Get It went down 4 – 0 to Old ‘N Kickin, the Blue Angels defeated the Pinsplitters 4 – 0 and the Islanders defeated the Last Minutes 3 – 1. Men Handicap Game: Barry Floyd 242 Gladwin Robinson 240 Ellsworth... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Winter Swim Age Group Meet

Photos & Results: Winter Swim Age Group Meet

The 2016 Mailboxes Unlimited 2016 Winter Age Group Championships was recently held at the BASA Pool. The 10 & Under Girls champion is Natalie Gazzard with 1,360 points, Bella Howes finishing second with 1,321 points and with 1,291 points was the third place finisher Imojen Judd. Daniel Kunst is the 10 & Under Boys champion after accumulating... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

New Holistic Health, Lifestyle Business Launches

New Holistic Health, Lifestyle Business Launches

Simply Well Bermuda, a new holistic health and lifestyle coaching business, has announced its official launch this week. Founded by Jenna Viera-West, a certified holistic health and lifestyle coach trained by The Institute for Integrative Nutrition & The American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Simply Well Bermuda offers private coaching... Read more of this article

Emerging World Of Cryptofinance And FinTech

Emerging World Of Cryptofinance And FinTech

The Bermuda network of the Alternative Investment Management Association [AIMA] will hold a holiday reception on Thursday, 15 December, at the Victoria Grill RumBar, 29 Victoria Street, Hamilton. “Guest speaker for the event, R3 Managing Director Stafford Lowe, will provide a brief insight into the compelling and quickly emerging world of Cryptofinance... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Dec 9 2016

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Dec 9 2016

Yesterday [Dec 9] saw 1,123 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $25,563.75 BD. 745 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing up 0.9% at $28.50 per share, while the other 300 shares were traded by Somers Limited, closing even at $13.75 per share. The BSX finished at 1,791.65, up 0.63% on the day. There were 2 advances,... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Author Rod Farrington Releasing New Novel

Author Rod Farrington Releasing New Novel

Author Rod Farrington has announced the release of his latest action-adventure novel, The Crystal Pendulum, on December 9. The 275-page book, the longest so far in his career, tells the tale of the mythical City of Atlantis hidden miles below Bermuda in the Sargasso Sea. In a place filled with “stunning coral formations and crystals, a battle... Read more of this article

Reggae Artist Luciano To Perform At Marcus’

Reggae Artist Luciano To Perform At Marcus’

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club announced that reggae artist Luciano will perform at Marcus’, with the artist set to perform from 10pm until midnight on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17. Luciano is one of the best-known Jamaican reggae artists in the world with early hits that include “Give My Love a Try” and “Who... Read more of this article

“Santa’s Workshop” & Bike Display At Dockyard

“Santa’s Workshop” & Bike Display At Dockyard

The West End Development Corporation will be hosting an afternoon of activities on Sunday [Dec 11] starting at 1.00pm at the Royal Naval Dockyard featuring “Santa’s Workshop” and the Bermuda Classic Bike Club. The West End Development Corporation said, “Kids can enjoy Santa’s Workshop with free ornament decorating, free snow mountain... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Public Urged To Stop Piling Rocks At Spittal Pond

Public Urged To Stop Piling Rocks At Spittal Pond

The Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda National Trust have “condemned the recent practice of prising rocks from the natural formations and piling them into rock-life formations.” “The practice, which has occurred on several occasions in Spittal Pond, is disturbing some of the few remaining habitats for the Bermuda Skink, which... Read more of this article

Canada Signs Declaration To Protect Sargasso

Canada Signs Declaration To Protect Sargasso

Canada is the newest signatory of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea. Domenic LeBlanc, Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, signed the Hamilton Declaration at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Mexico on Saturday, with Environment Minister Cole Simons witnessing the signing. Canada... Read more of this article

Support For Ocean Tech Continues To Grow

Support For Ocean Tech Continues To Grow

Support for Ocean Tech’s first mission in Bermuda continues to grow, with Bermuda International Shipping Ltd. [BISL] joining with PwC, The Atlantic Conservation Partnership and Henrik Schroder from iTDNA as a sponsor of the Ocean Tech project. Ocean Tech is a groundbreaking scientific research project that’s using unique autonomous underwater vehicles... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Aware Of ‘Alleged Incident’ In Pembroke

Police Aware Of ‘Alleged Incident’ In Pembroke

The police said they are “aware of an alleged incident that apparently occurred” in the Middle Town area on Thursday, but said the “alleged incident has not been reported to police at this time.” In response to Bernews queries about unofficial suggestions something may have occurred, a police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

Witness Appeal: Alleged Unruly Plane Passenger

Witness Appeal: Alleged Unruly Plane Passenger

The Bermuda Police Service is appealing for witnesses to an alleged unruly passenger on a recent flight to come forward with information. A police spokesperson said, “Witnesses to an alleged unruly passenger on a Sunday, December 4th WestJet flight from Toronto, Canada to Bermuda are encouraged to come forward. “In particular, police are... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Deshaun Jerry Berkley

Police Confirm Death Of Deshaun Jerry Berkley

Police have confirmed the death of 30-year-old Deshaun Jerry Berkley following a shooting early this morning [Dec 8]. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the death of 30 year old Deshaun Jerry Berkley. “Deshaun was shot around 1:20am Thursday at the Western Stars Sports Club and his death is being treated... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Emerging World Of Cryptofinance And FinTech

Emerging World Of Cryptofinance And FinTech

The Bermuda network of the Alternative Investment Management Association [AIMA] will hold a holiday reception on Thursday, 15 December, at the Victoria Grill RumBar, 29 Victoria Street, Hamilton. “Guest speaker for the event, R3 Managing Director Stafford Lowe, will provide a brief insight into the compelling and quickly emerging world of Cryptofinance and FinTech,”... Read more of this article

BBC Unveils New Equipment To Improve Radio

BBC Unveils New Equipment To Improve Radio

A major technological overhaul at Bermuda Broadcasting is greatly enhancing the station’s radio output, the broadcaster said this evening,  explaining that decades-old analogue equipment has been replaced by an all-digital workflow that brings heightened clarity. All the old radio boards and mics – along with miles of copper cabling – have been ripped out of... Read more of this article

Sail Designs Win Top Marks From Softbank CEO

Sail Designs Win Top Marks From Softbank CEO

Students at Saltus Grammar School were given top marks by the CEO of America’s Cup team, SoftBank Team Japan after coming up with new designs for sails. As part a graphic design project incorporating the America’s Cup theme, Design Technology Teacher Patrick Mahon asked S7 DT students to redesign the graphics for the AC45 sails. Students were told to research the teams... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Car Crashes Through Harbour Road Wall

Car Crashes Through Harbour Road Wall

[Updated] Emergency services responded to the Harbour Road, Paget area this afternoon [Dec 9] where a car crashed through a wall resulting in the front of the vehicle hanging off the road above Hamilton Harbour. Police have closed the road off diverting traffic away from the scene. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update... Read more of this article

Fire Service Responds To Residence In Hamilton

Fire Service Responds To Residence In Hamilton

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a City of Hamilton residence in the area of Princess Street and Elliot Street this morning [Dec 4] with police also attending the scene. The nature of the incident is not clear but a water hose could be seen being packed back on the fire truck. Details are limited at this time, however we will update... Read more of this article

Fire Service Responds To Vehicle Fire In Warwick

Fire Service Responds To Vehicle Fire In Warwick

At approximately 8:29am this morning, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Warwick Academy School, however prior to their arrival, the fire had been extinguished with a fire extinguisher. Fire Service spokesperson Staff Officer Delton White said, “The vehicle was reported to have... Read more of this article