Spring Lionfish Tournament Sees 30lbs Caught

Spring Lionfish Tournament Sees 30lbs Caught

Bermuda’s first spring lionfish tournament took place over the weekend, with the successful event seeing 25 people registering to enter, about 30lbs of fish being hauled from the waters in 24 hours and more than 50 people attending the weigh-in and prize giving event on Saturday. “An important aspect of this tournament is that is has been organized... Read more of this article

Casino Commission Appoints Wayne Scott

Casino Commission Appoints Wayne Scott

Wayne Scott began work with the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission on April 3, 2017, the BCGS confirmed, with Mr Scott serving as the Chief Technology Officer. Executive Director Richard Schuetz explained that the advertisement for the Chief Technology Officer position ran starting on October 1, 2016, with a closing date of November 10, and was also... Read more of this article

Photo Set #4: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

Photo Set #4: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

The 2017 Ag Show wrapped up at the Botanical Gardens in Paget over the weekend, with thousands of people taking in the event’s sights and sounds over three days, with a wide variety of exhibits on display and a myriad of food vendors offering tasty selections. The Ag Show concluded on Saturday [April 22], marking the final day of the three day event.... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw the Ag Show conclude, the Marine Expo in St George’s, students compete in the Regional Remotely Operated Vehicle Challenge, the Butterfield Grand Prix cycling events, a fireworks display to mark the countdown to the America’s Cup, Erica Hawley win the draft-legal race at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships... Read more of this article

Photos, Video & Results: Bermuda Karting Club

Photos, Video & Results: Bermuda Karting Club

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Karting Club racing season continued at the RUBiS Southside Raceway today [April 23], with a full slate of races taking places. Shannon Caisey drove to victory in two of the three races in the Shifter Modified Class, with Jason North winning the other. North would also win two of the three races in the Senior Tag Class,... Read more of this article

First Student-Run Captive Insurer To Launch

First Student-Run Captive Insurer To Launch

An American university has chosen Bermuda as its domicile for the first known student-run captive insurance company. Students enrolled in the Davey Risk Management & Insurance Program at Butler University’s Lacy School of Business in Indianapolis, Indiana, were granted licensing approval from the Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] this month to... Read more of this article

Man Attacked While Using ATM In St George’s

Man Attacked While Using ATM In St George’s

Police responded to a disturbance on Water Street in St. George’s, in which a man using an ATM was apparently attacked by another man, other men then joined in, a member of the public intervened, with all involved leaving the area prior to police arrival. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1pm Friday, April 21st police officers responded to... Read more of this article


Court Grants $64,600 Forfeiture Application

Court Grants $64,600 Forfeiture Application

A forfeiture application made for $64,600 was granted in Court, with the monies having been seized from a Ugandan national who entered Bermuda illegally on what is believed to be a false passport, and later pleaded guilty to obtaining a UK passport by deception. Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro, Organised & Economic Crime Department said,... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Talia Lucas

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Talia Lucas

In the fourth in a series of profiles of netball players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the Netball Europe Open being held in Scotland from May 11th to 14th, we spotlight Talia Lucas, a 26-year-old who plays in the Goal Attack, Wing Attack and Goal Shooter positions.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite... Read more of this article

Column: Insurance Innovators & Inspiration

Column: Insurance Innovators & Inspiration

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Spring is about fresh starts, and at the BDA offices, the spirit of inspiration is feeling decidedly millennial. In the past month, we’ve welcomed Under-40s members of the American Association of General Managing Agents [AAMGA] and the US Reinsurance Under 40s Group, Inc [Re Under 40s] Annual Tour. We also... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday April 23rd ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday April 23rd ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Bermuda’s Carifta athletes won 41 medals, thousands attended the Ag Show at Botanical Gardens, Dr. Kyjuan Brown donated breakfast for students during their exam days, and Erica Hawley winning the draft-legal race at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships in Alabama, were all some of the positive news stories from the... Read more of this article

Photos: Remotely Operated Vehicle Challenge

Photos: Remotely Operated Vehicle Challenge

[Updated] Twenty-five teams from twelve Bermuda schools and educational organizations converged on the National Sports Centre today [April 22] for the 2017 MATE Bermuda Regional Remotely Operated Vehicle [ROV] Challenge. The program, hosted by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], is part of the Mid Atlantic Robotics IN Education Program [MARINE],... Read more of this article

Photos: UBC Salaverry Bulk Carrier At Penno’s

Photos: UBC Salaverry Bulk Carrier At Penno’s

The UBC Salaverry is currently docked at Penno’s Wharf in St George’s, with the 564-foot long bulk carrier arriving today [April 22], and the vessel is scheduled to leave on April 26th, according to this week’s shipping schedule. The shipping schedule lists the vessel’s call as ‘gravel,’ and while it was not specifically... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Arkeita Fubler

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Arkeita Fubler

In the third in a series of profiles of netball players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the Netball Europe Open being held in Scotland from May 11th to 14th, we spotlight Arkeita Fubler, a 39-year-old who plays in the Wing Attack and Centre positions.1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It is... Read more of this article

Lahey Lawsuit: Govt Seeks Start Of Discovery

Lahey Lawsuit: Govt Seeks Start Of Discovery

Lawyers representing the Bermuda Government in its lawsuit against Lahey Hospital and Medical Center are asking a U.S federal judge to allow them to begin demanding documents and deposing witnesses. The was reported by the Boston Globe, which said, “In a court filing on Friday, Bermuda’s attorneys said the case should proceed to discovery, a... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Decrease 2.7% In February 2017

Retail Sales Decrease 2.7% In February 2017

Retail sales in February 2017 decreased 2.7% below the $82.2 million recorded in February 2016 and when adjusting for the annual retail sales rate of inflation – measured at 2.1% in February – the volume of retail sales decreased 4.6%, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. “Four of the seven sectors experienced decreases... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

Photo Set #3: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

The 2017 Ag Show got underway on Thursday at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, with thousands of people taking in the event’s sights and sounds, with a wide variety of exhibits on display and a myriad of food vendors offering tasty selections. The Ag Show continues today [April 22], marking the final day of the three day event, and we will have additional... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Reggie Lambe Scores In Carlisle Draw

Video: Reggie Lambe Scores In Carlisle Draw

Bermuda’s Reggie Lambe scored for Carlisle United in the 59th minute as they played to a 3-3 draw against Crawley Town. The club’s match report said, “Carlisle were dealt a cruel blow as they had victory ripped out of their hands with almost the last kick of the game on a day when they had worked so hard to get into a winning position. “Carlisle... Read more of this article

Video: Team NZ Launches AC Boat In Bermuda

Video: Team NZ Launches AC Boat In Bermuda

This weekend marked another milestone in the countdown to the America’s Cup, with Emirates Team New Zealand launching and sailing their ACC boat for the first time since arriving in Bermuda, meaning all six America’s Cup Class [ACC] boats that will be racing in the America’s Cup have sailed on Bermuda’s waters.The Kiwi boat has the unique... Read more of this article

Photos, Video & Results: Bermuda Karting Club

Photos, Video & Results: Bermuda Karting Club

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Karting Club racing season continued at the RUBiS Southside Raceway today [April 23], with a full slate of races taking places. Shannon Caisey drove to victory in two of the three races in the Shifter Modified Class, with Jason North winning the other. North would also win two of the three races in the Senior Tag Class,... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Video: Reggie Lambe Scores In Carlisle Draw

Video: Reggie Lambe Scores In Carlisle Draw

Bermuda’s Reggie Lambe scored for Carlisle United in the 59th minute as they played to a 3-3 draw against Crawley Town. The club’s match report said, “Carlisle were dealt a cruel blow as they had victory ripped out of their hands with almost the last kick of the game on a day when they had worked so hard to get into a winning position. “Carlisle... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: 2017 Butterfield Grand Prix

Photos & Results: 2017 Butterfield Grand Prix

The conclusion of the Criterium on Sunday morning — the final leg of the three day Butterfield Bermuda Grand Prix — saw every second count in some divisions. The Male A Division was won by three seconds as Matthew Oliveira clocked an overall time of 2:43:12, Kaden Hopkins was second in 2:43:15 and Darren Glasford finished third in 2:44:48. Alyssa... Read more of this article

Results: Eighth Track Meet Of The Season

Results: Eighth Track Meet Of The Season

The Bermuda Pacers Track Club hosted the latest Bermuda National Athletics Association track meet at the National Sports Center. The eight track meet of the season saw only Brianna Mendes, a member of Bermuda Carifta Games team compete, winning the Under 20 Girls 1,500m race with a time of 5:05.32. Tes’yah-Mahle Astwood won the Under 18 Girls... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Casino Commission Appoints Wayne Scott

Casino Commission Appoints Wayne Scott

Wayne Scott began work with the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission on April 3, 2017, the BCGS confirmed, with Mr Scott serving as the Chief Technology Officer. Executive Director Richard Schuetz explained that the advertisement for the Chief Technology Officer position ran starting on October 1, 2016, with a closing date of November 10, and was also... Read more of this article

ABIR Release 2016 Global Underwriting Results

ABIR Release 2016 Global Underwriting Results

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] today released the 2016 global underwriting results for its member re/insurers, with 21 of 23 members participated in the report. The companies write insurance and reinsurance from underwriting centers in Bermuda, Europe, Asia, North and South America. The 21 re/insurers wrote $92.296 billion... Read more of this article

Hamilton Re Continues Portfolio Diversification

Hamilton Re Continues Portfolio Diversification

Hamilton Re, the Bermuda-based platform of Hamilton Insurance Group, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the renewal rights to Canopius Underwriting Bermuda Limited’s [Sompo Canopius] excess casualty insurance book of business. The transaction is expected to close mid-year. In addition, Sompo Canopius underwriters Stephen Hartwig and Jeremy... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photo Set #4: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

Photo Set #4: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

The 2017 Ag Show wrapped up at the Botanical Gardens in Paget over the weekend, with thousands of people taking in the event’s sights and sounds over three days, with a wide variety of exhibits on display and a myriad of food vendors offering tasty selections. The Ag Show concluded on Saturday [April 22], marking the final day of the three day event.... Read more of this article

Allied World Family Community Day On April 30

Allied World Family Community Day On April 30

The Centre on Philanthropy is inviting the entire community out for an afternoon of ‘fun, games and volunteerism’ at the Allied World Family Community Day in Victoria Park, Hamilton this Sunday, April 30 from 1pm until 5pm. The event, currently in its sixth year, has been generously sponsored by Allied World Assurance Company since 2014. According... Read more of this article

Pettit Joins Library That Was Founded In 1747

Pettit Joins Library That Was Founded In 1747

Patricia Barry Pettit, who lived in Bermuda for many years, as has taken on the newly created role of Chief Communications Officer for Redwood, the oldest library in continuous use in the United States, having been founded in 1747. According to their website, “The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Spring Lionfish Tournament Sees 30lbs Caught

Spring Lionfish Tournament Sees 30lbs Caught

Bermuda’s first spring lionfish tournament took place over the weekend, with the successful event seeing 25 people registering to enter, about 30lbs of fish being hauled from the waters in 24 hours and more than 50 people attending the weigh-in and prize giving event on Saturday. “An important aspect of this tournament is that is has been organized... Read more of this article

Undersea Robot To Combat Lionfish Problem

Undersea Robot To Combat Lionfish Problem

The non-profit group RSE: Robots in Service of the Environment is unveiling the Guardian LF1, an affordable unmanned undersea robot designed to control the population of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic. Designed to cost less than $1000 and go below sport diver depth down to 400 feet, the Guardian LF1 fully functioning prototypes can stun and collect... Read more of this article

Celebrity Chefs Join Fight Against Lionfish

Celebrity Chefs Join Fight Against Lionfish

Celebrity chefs committed to sustainability will compete to see who has the tastiest solution to the problem of invasive lionfish at the #EatLionfish Chefs’ Throwdown, to be held at the National Museum of Bermuda on April 19, ahead of Earth Day. Organized by 11th Hour Racing, the Chefs’ Throwdown brings together all the teams competing in the 35th... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Attacked While Using ATM In St George’s

Man Attacked While Using ATM In St George’s

Police responded to a disturbance on Water Street in St. George’s, in which a man using an ATM was apparently attacked by another man, other men then joined in, a member of the public intervened, with all involved leaving the area prior to police arrival. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1pm Friday, April 21st police officers responded to... Read more of this article

Court Grants $64,600 Forfeiture Application

Court Grants $64,600 Forfeiture Application

A forfeiture application made for $64,600 was granted in Court, with the monies having been seized from a Ugandan national who entered Bermuda illegally on what is believed to be a false passport, and later pleaded guilty to obtaining a UK passport by deception. Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro, Organised & Economic Crime Department said,... Read more of this article

Court: 24-Year-Old Denies Possessing Cocaine

Court: 24-Year-Old Denies Possessing Cocaine

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 24-year-old man denied possessing cocaine and obstructing a police officer. Detre Ford pleaded not guilty to possessing cocaine in September 2016, and also pleaded not guilty to obstructing a police officer who was acting under the Misuse of Drugs Act, with this obstruction alleged to have also happened on the same... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In April

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In April

[Written by Don Burgess] Minister Dr. Cindy Trimm continues to get the Word out through social media. She enters Bermuda’s Top YouTube Channels Top 20 at number six with 3.5 million views. Reggae star Collie Buddz reigns supreme at the top of the list with more than 24 million views, having gained more than a million views over the past three months.Singing group... Read more of this article

Photos: Remotely Operated Vehicle Challenge

Photos: Remotely Operated Vehicle Challenge

[Updated] Twenty-five teams from twelve Bermuda schools and educational organizations converged on the National Sports Centre today [April 22] for the 2017 MATE Bermuda Regional Remotely Operated Vehicle [ROV] Challenge. The program, hosted by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], is part of the Mid Atlantic Robotics IN Education Program [MARINE], with lead donor... Read more of this article

Event Celebrates Bermuda’s ‘Young Makers’

Event Celebrates Bermuda’s ‘Young Makers’

All of Bermuda is invited to be part of the global movement that celebrates its crafters, artists, programmers, writers, do-it-yourselfers, and makers today and tomorrow at Bermuda’s first ever ‘Youth Maker Faire’ on the patio area just outside the entrance to the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.The Faire is an opportunity to see what Bermuda’s makers... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Shadow & Minister On Maintenance Of Bus Fleet

Shadow & Minister On Maintenance Of Bus Fleet

The Minister and OBA government “made a bad judgement call, one evidenced horrifically in pictures” and “thankfully, no lives were lost because the Minister decided that it was not cost-effective to worry about safety,” Shadow Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said, while Transport Minister Michael Fahy said the “Government... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Investigation Into Bus Fire

Minister Updates On Investigation Into Bus Fire

An investigation by the Department of Public Transportation and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service into the school bus fire last month has revealed that a malfunction in the braking system was the probable root cause, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy said today. Speaking at a press conference today, Minister Fahy said, “I... Read more of this article

20-Year-Old Man Stable In ICU After Collision

20-Year-Old Man Stable In ICU After Collision

The 20-year-old man injured in the car crash on Middle Road in Southampton on Sunday [April 16] remains in stable condition in the intensive care unit.A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning [April 17th] the 20-year-old man believed to be from Pembroke injured in the car crash that occurred around 2am Sunday on Middle... Read more of this article