House Passes Bill To Move Bermuda Day Holiday

House Passes Bill To Move Bermuda Day Holiday

A Bill to change the date the Bermuda Day holiday is celebrated from May 24th to the last Friday in May, passed in the House of Assembly. In delivering a brief on the Public Holidays Amendment Act 2017, Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva said, “Currently, the Bermuda Day Public Holiday is recognized on the 24th of May and this... Read more of this article

Duffy Wins Island House Triathlon In Bahamas

Duffy Wins Island House Triathlon In Bahamas

Bermuda’s Flora Duffy has recorded yet another victory, winning the Island House Triathlon in the Bahamas. Duffy, the reigning Xterra and ITU World Champion, began her day with a 14 seconds lead on Katie Zaferes and steadily pulled away throughout the day to add 1 minute to her eventual margin, and add yet another win to her already impressive resume.Women’s... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: A.S. Cooper Fall Fashion Show

Photos & Video: A.S. Cooper Fall Fashion Show

A.S. Coopers recently held a fall-inspired fashion and beauty event “showcasing the hottest trends in Beauty, Ladies, Mens & Kids apparel.”Attendees of the fashion show enjoyed an exclusive look at the store’s newest fall and holiday arrivals and received 25% off store items all night. The event also featured international... Read more of this article

Financial Assistance: $4 Million Monthly Payout

Financial Assistance: $4 Million Monthly Payout

Financial Assistance payments have “increased significantly over the years,” with the monthly payments rising from approximately $2.5 million in 2011 to just over $4 million in 2017, Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva said in the House of Assembly on Friday. The Minister provided these numbers while speaking about the... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Nov 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Nov 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that eight people raised $90,000 with a Himalayas hike, C.A.R.E. Learning Centre held their graduation ceremony with proud family and friends in attendance as students received their diplomas and awards, Age Concern’s Dr. Claudette Fleming was honoured with the Peace & Social Justice Award, and KFC donated over $2,800 to Big Brothers... Read more of this article

Jeanne Atherden Elected New OBA Leader

Jeanne Atherden Elected New OBA Leader

[Updating] The OBA is holding their Party General Conference and Elections this evening [Nov 18] with five positions up for election: OBA Party Leader, Deputy Leader, Party Chairperson, and two Party Deputy Co-Chairpersons. Earlier this week, the OBA confirmed that Jeanne Atherden, Craig Cannonier, and Patricia Gordon-Pamplin are standing for OBA Leader,... Read more of this article

Photos: Car Crashed Into Wall In St George’s

Photos: Car Crashed Into Wall In St George’s

At approximately 4.00pm this afternoon [Nov 18], a collision occurred on Mullet Bay Road in St George’s in which a car driver struck a wall. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Related StoriesDriver Injured In Collision On Middle Road Car Found “Damaged & Unoccupied” In... Read more of this article


Photos: Police Officers Help Repair BVI Nursery

Photos: Police Officers Help Repair BVI Nursery

[Written by Don Burgess] A group of Bermuda Police officers spent their off-duty time to help repair a nursery so kids could have a roof over their heads. The six officers were part of a team the Bermuda Police Service sent to the British Virgin Islands as a humanitarian mission after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed much of the island’s infrastructure. Sgt.... Read more of this article

Bermudian Made Short Animated Film To Screen

Bermudian Made Short Animated Film To Screen

Speciality Cinemas are set to screen a new Bermuda animated short film entitled ‘Buster’s Play Date’. The film is produced by Manta FX, a new animation studio. Manta FX falls under the umbrella of the local studio, Seymour Artists, which over the last 20 years has created several animated films and television commercials.Buster’s Play Date... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 17 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

Photos/Video: Student Cardboard Boat Challenge

Photos/Video: Student Cardboard Boat Challenge

Team “Sink or Swim” from Saltus beat out 22 other teams from six high schools to win the Cardboard Boat Challenge held Thursday afternoon at the Bermuda National Sports Centre Aquatics Centre. Teams of two to five students had two hours to build a boat, which could float two people, out of only the supplied materials, including cardboard boxes donated... Read more of this article

Ministry: 47 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

Ministry: 47 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this afternoon [Nov 17] with forty-seven bus runs cancelled. Related StoriesMinistry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday Ministry:... Read more of this article

Minister Tables Nursing Homes Amendment Bill

Minister Tables Nursing Homes Amendment Bill

Minister of Health Kim Wilson tabled the Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes Amendment Bill 2017 in the House of Assembly today [Nov 17], with the Minister saying the bill’s goal is “improving the minimum standards of care and enforcement capacity.” Minister Wilson said, “This Government is keenly aware of the need to address... Read more of this article

Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

The Department of Energy [DOE], in collaboration with Bermuda’s leading electric vehicle distributors, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, hosted the Island’s first free, multi-vendor Electric Vehicle Showcase yesterday [Nov 16] at the Regency Terrace of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The public were invited to view some of the latest electric... Read more of this article

Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Following a fire this morning [Nov 17] in Warwick, the Fire Service extended their thanks to a neighbour for their “quick thinking in using the hose to contain the fire,” saying that the “fire had the potential to be a lot worse” without their quick intervention.The Fire Service said, “At approximately 8:04am on Friday,... Read more of this article

Establishment Of Bermuda Infrastructure Fund

Establishment Of Bermuda Infrastructure Fund

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt provided an overview on the establishment of the Bermuda Infrastructure Fund in the House of Assembly today [Nov 17], saying that the “Government believes that is in the best interest of Bermuda and Bermudians who are looking for jobs to have International Business invest their funds locally to help stimulate... Read more of this article

Teachers Union Welcomes 2.5% Pay Raise

Teachers Union Welcomes 2.5% Pay Raise

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] has voted overwhelmingly to accept a 2.5 percent pay rise. Union members met this week, and according to BUT President Shannon James, voted unanimously to accept the pay award. “For five years, our members have not had a pay rise, or they have been asked to take furlough days, but prices have continued to rise.... Read more of this article

Three MPs To Contest OBA Leadership Election

Three MPs To Contest OBA Leadership Election

The OBA is set to hold their Leadership Elections tomorrow evening [Nov 18], with Jeanne Atherden, Craig Cannonier, and Patricia Gordon-Pamplin standing for OBA Leader, while Leah Scott is the sole candidate for Deputy Leader. This leadership election comes after former OBA Leader Michael Dunkley resigned as Party Leader in July following their loss... Read more of this article

Rosewood Resort To Close For $25M Renovation

Rosewood Resort To Close For $25M Renovation

On January 2nd, 2018, Rosewood Bermuda — formerly known as Rosewood Tucker’s Point — will close to “undergo a comprehensive $25 million re-imagination”, which will include a redesign of the guestrooms, Beach Club, Golf Clubhouse and Spa, as well as “enhanced meeting space” and “elevated food and beverage outlets,”... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Students celebrated at C.A.R.E. Learning Centre graduation, firefighters extinguish vehicle fire on Rec View Hill in Devonshire, Dr. Claudette Fleming honoured with Peace & Social Justice Award, retail sales in August 2017 increased 4.7%, and Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre host free Men’s Health Screenings are some of the stories in this... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: A.S. Cooper Fall Fashion Show

Photos & Video: A.S. Cooper Fall Fashion Show

A.S. Coopers recently held a fall-inspired fashion and beauty event “showcasing the hottest trends in Beauty, Ladies, Mens & Kids apparel.”Attendees of the fashion show enjoyed an exclusive look at the store’s newest fall and holiday arrivals and received 25% off store items all night. The event also featured international... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Nov 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Nov 19th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that eight people raised $90,000 with a Himalayas hike, C.A.R.E. Learning Centre held their graduation ceremony with proud family and friends in attendance as students received their diplomas and awards, Age Concern’s Dr. Claudette Fleming was honoured with the Peace & Social Justice Award, and KFC donated over $2,800 to Big Brothers... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 17 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

SPORTS

Duffy Wins Island House Triathlon In Bahamas

Duffy Wins Island House Triathlon In Bahamas

Bermuda’s Flora Duffy has recorded yet another victory, winning the Island House Triathlon in the Bahamas. Duffy, the reigning Xterra and ITU World Champion, began her day with a 14 seconds lead on Katie Zaferes and steadily pulled away throughout the day to add 1 minute to her eventual margin, and add yet another win to her already impressive resume.Women’s... Read more of this article

Rickards Appointed To Northeast Futsal Board

Rickards Appointed To Northeast Futsal Board

President of CP Athletic Development Academy Coach Peter Rickards has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Northeast Futsal Association. Led by Board President Zach Rocha, the team is tasked with providing new ideas, rules changes, additional resources and any other enhancements to the association programs. The diverse group of leaders within... Read more of this article

Results: Men’s Classic Bowling League

Results: Men’s Classic Bowling League

In Somersby Men’s Classic Bowling League action at the Warwick Lanes saw the match between Team Electric and Goslings Black Seal ended 15 – 15. The BYE Team went down 25.5 – 4.5 to Phones Plus, Team Unsponsored went down 26 – 4 to Team Metro, while Team Amstel went down 20 – 10 to the TBI Highspeeders and Team Reliv went down 18 –... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting November 18

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting November 18

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday November 11th.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Tuesday the Somers Isles container ship will arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping schedule,... Read more of this article

Easterly Joins Forces With White Mountains

Easterly Joins Forces With White Mountains

Easterly Partners Group, an asset management holding company that owns stakes in third-party asset management businesses and assists them with strategic growth, and White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company with approximately $3.6 billion in assets, announced that they have entered into a strategic... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 17 2017

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 17 2017

November 17 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,188.35, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 59 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF], and the full report for the week is available here [PDF]. Related StoriesBermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 16 2017 Bermuda... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos & Video: A.S. Cooper Fall Fashion Show

Photos & Video: A.S. Cooper Fall Fashion Show

A.S. Coopers recently held a fall-inspired fashion and beauty event “showcasing the hottest trends in Beauty, Ladies, Mens & Kids apparel.”Attendees of the fashion show enjoyed an exclusive look at the store’s newest fall and holiday arrivals and received 25% off store items all night. The event also featured international... Read more of this article

Bermudian Made Short Animated Film To Screen

Bermudian Made Short Animated Film To Screen

Speciality Cinemas are set to screen a new Bermuda animated short film entitled ‘Buster’s Play Date’. The film is produced by Manta FX, a new animation studio. Manta FX falls under the umbrella of the local studio, Seymour Artists, which over the last 20 years has created several animated films and television commercials.Buster’s Play Date... Read more of this article

Last Call To Host “Gospel vs Cancer” On Nov 18

Last Call To Host “Gospel vs Cancer” On Nov 18

Last Call is getting set to present “Gospel vs. Cancer” tomorrow [Nov 18] at 6.30pm at the Cedarbridge Courtyard. A spokesperson said, “Last Call will be hosting a benefit concert, “Gospel vs. Cancer” on Saturday, November 18th to raise funds for the Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre, where all ticket proceeds will be gathered... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

Photos: DOE Holds Electric Vehicle Showcase

The Department of Energy [DOE], in collaboration with Bermuda’s leading electric vehicle distributors, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, hosted the Island’s first free, multi-vendor Electric Vehicle Showcase yesterday [Nov 16] at the Regency Terrace of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The public were invited to view some of the latest electric... Read more of this article

Should Bermuda Care About Climate Change?

Should Bermuda Care About Climate Change?

Meteorology expert Dr Mark Guishard is to deliver a presentation on climate change at the next instalment of ThinkFest. The presentation, titled “Should Bermuda Care about Climate Change?” begins at 5 pm at the Bermuda College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre on Sunday, November 19. Mark Guishard, PhD, leads the Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Electric Vehicle Showcase To Be Held On Thurs

Electric Vehicle Showcase To Be Held On Thurs

The Department of Energy [DOE], in collaboration with Bermuda’s leading electric vehicle distributors, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, will be hosting the Island’s first free, multi-vendor Electric Vehicle Showcase on Thursday  [Nov 16] from noon to 5.00pm at the Regency Terrace of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The public are invited to... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man In Custody After Barricading Himself In

Man In Custody After Barricading Himself In

[Updating] A large amount of police officers, fire and ambulance personnel are currently on scene in the Happy Valley area this morning [Nov 15] after a man “barricaded himself” in a building and is “said to have what is considered a harmful substance on his person and he’s threatening anyone coming in.” Police Media Manager... Read more of this article

Two Men Arrested In Connection With Murder

Two Men Arrested In Connection With Murder

[Updated with video] Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of 30-year-old Morlan Steede, and the police have appealed for anyone with any information to contact either the police or Crime Stoppers hotline. A police spokesperson said, “Approximately 9:40pm on Friday the 3rd day of November, 2017, police officers responded to several... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Morlan Steede

Police Confirm Death Of Morlan Steede

[Updated with Minister's statement] The police have confirmed the death of 30-year-old Morlan Steede following last night’s shooting in Pembroke. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 30-year-old Morlan Steede, who died as a result of a firearms incident that took place on One-way Deepdale,... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

[Written by Don Burgess] The @BermudaPremier Twitter account was wiped clean of its Tweets when the PLP swept to power in July. In the United States, when Donald Trump became president, the Tweets by Barack Obama were moved to a new account, @POTUS44 as a matter of public record. President Trump then had control of the official @POTUS handle. In the UK, all the Tweets... Read more of this article

First Atlantic Expands Reach In Central America

First Atlantic Expands Reach In Central America

First Atlantic Commerce [FAC], a global online payments technology company, announced its expansion of online card processing services across Central America. The Bermuda-based, Level 1 PCI compliant payment gateway can now offer payment solutions to merchants in Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua through a new integration to a processor in the... Read more of this article

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt is a victim of ‘identity theft’ on Instagram. Someone started the Instagram account hondavidburt, using the name Hon E. David Burt, JP, MP calling himself The Premier of Bermuda and Minister of Finance. As of this writing, the account has 11 posts so far, stealing photos from the Premier’s real account, davidburtmp.... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Photos: Car Crashed Into Wall In St George’s

Photos: Car Crashed Into Wall In St George’s

At approximately 4.00pm this afternoon [Nov 18], a collision occurred on Mullet Bay Road in St George’s in which a car driver struck a wall. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Related StoriesDriver Injured In Collision On Middle Road Car Found “Damaged & Unoccupied” In... Read more of this article

Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Following a fire this morning [Nov 17] in Warwick, the Fire Service extended their thanks to a neighbour for their “quick thinking in using the hose to contain the fire,” saying that the “fire had the potential to be a lot worse” without their quick intervention.The Fire Service said, “At approximately 8:04am on Friday,... Read more of this article

48-Year-Old Man In Stable Condition In ICU

48-Year-Old Man In Stable Condition In ICU

A 48-year-old man who was injured in a motorcycle collision on Ord Road on Thursday [Nov 16] is in stable condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning [November 17th] the 48-year-old man believed to be from Warwick hurt when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a parked truck along Ord Road, Warwick... Read more of this article