Photos: Ghana’s 60th Independence Celebration

Photos: Ghana’s 60th Independence Celebration

In celebration of Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary, a reception was held last night [March 24] at the Police Club in Devonshire, with the location festively decorated in the colours of Ghana’s flag to mark the occasion. The event, which was hosted by the Honourary Consulate of Ghana in Bermuda, included refreshments, speeches, music,... Read more of this article

Lamont Marshall Breaks Another Record

Lamont Marshall Breaks Another Record

Only weeks after shattering the 3000m record, Lamont Marshall has broken yet another Bermuda record; this time setting a new record in the 5000m. Competing last night in the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina, Marshall ran the 5000 meters in a time of 14:23, breaking his own record of 14:27 which was set six years ago, also in Raleigh. This... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With PLP Leader David Burt

Video: Interview With PLP Leader David Burt

Opposition Leader David Burt sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the 2017 Budget and the Opposition’s Budget Reply, payroll tax, and the Commission of Inquiry’s report. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Mr. Burt also touched on Mark Pettingill’s... Read more of this article

Ag Show: AXIS Sponsor “Kids Free On Friday”

Ag Show: AXIS Sponsor “Kids Free On Friday”

Ag Show Ltd and AXIS Capital today [March 24] announced a three-year partnership whereby AXIS will continue as lead sponsor of the annual Bermuda Agricultural Show, with the sponsorship to include the introduction of the ‘AXIS Kids Free on Friday’ initiative. “As part of the partnership, and consistent with its desire to support youth and... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: March 24 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 24 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

Court: Four Men Deny Assault On Court Street

Court: Four Men Deny Assault On Court Street

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, four men were charged with assault, while one man was charged with using a cellphone to send a video message that was of a menacing nature. 18-year-old Kamali Davis and 22-year-old Paul Smith were charged with unlawfully assaulting another man on Court Street on 21st March. They were also charged with the alternative... Read more of this article

Expert To Speak On Gambling Addiction & Faith

Expert To Speak On Gambling Addiction & Faith

Gambling may be an “exciting form of entertainment, but it is not a sound financial strategy,” advises Dr Deborah Haskins, the Director of Counseling Programmes at Trinity Washington University, an upcoming guest speaker at ‘Awareness of Gambling Addiction in the Faith Community’ presentation at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute... Read more of this article


Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products

Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights local businesses offering America’s Cup themed products, saying there are about a dozen local businesses that have permission to sell products with the America’s Cup logo. During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “They’re known as licensees and many have developed products specifically... Read more of this article

MoonGate & MASA Set To Increase Benefits

MoonGate & MASA Set To Increase Benefits

MoonGate Insurance Ltd and its trading partner Medical Air Services Association [MASA] both announced increased benefits to the Bermuda resident population. A spokesperson said, “MoonGate, which was established in October, 2013, offers the HealthGap Supplement which is designed to work in conjunction with basic insurance policies, such as HIP... Read more of this article

Busking Fee Waived In St. George’s For 2017

Busking Fee Waived In St. George’s For 2017

The Corporation of St. George is waiving the usual busking fee for 2017 “in effort to create more atmosphere in the Town for the 2017 visitor season,” and is inviting interested musicians and street performers to contact them. A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of St. George [CSG] would like to extend an invitation to all musicians... Read more of this article

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

[Opinion column written by Alex Conyers] This is the first of what I’ve been thinking for a while, and maybe the first post/editorial of a couple more to come. It is also the first diagnosis [that I know of] of what I think a couple of us might be feeling, experiencing, and/or suffering from, but are unable to put words to. It is a syndrome I have... Read more of this article

Ministry: Four Bus Cancellations For Friday

Ministry: Four Bus Cancellations For Friday

The Ministry of Transport has advised that there are bus cancellations again this morning [March 24], with the Barnes Corner/Hamilton and St George’s/Hamilton routes affected. The list of Bus Route Cancellations for this morning:Route # 8 Barnes Corner to Hamilton 9:04amRoute # 8 Hamilton to Barnes Corner 8:30amRoute # 11 St. George’s... Read more of this article

Two Hour Video: ‘Reaching Back To Go Forward’

Two Hour Video: ‘Reaching Back To Go Forward’

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs held a panel discussion this evening [March 23] with the theme, “Reaching Back to Go Forward.” Held at the Bermuda College, the panelists included Ms. Kristin White, Mr. Craig Simmons, Dr. Lewellyn Simmons and Mr. LeVar Bassett, while Dwayne Caines served as the moderator.The panelists spoke... Read more of this article

Shawn Crockwell On Commission & Casinos

Shawn Crockwell On Commission & Casinos

Independent MP Shawn Crockwell responded to comments from Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Chairman Alan Dunch, saying the comments he made in Parliament about casino licence fees “came from individuals in the hotel development and gaming industries who reached out to me” and “there was no consultation with prospective operators... Read more of this article

Walter Roban On Budget For Police Officers

Walter Roban On Budget For Police Officers

“Do not be fooled by announcements” that the “budget has been increased to allow for the hiring of new police officers,” as the officers due to be hired are filling vacancies “left unfilled for years because of OBA budget cuts,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said, adding that the “OBA Government... Read more of this article

BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

[Updated] “Every single bed in our Emergency Department and in our new Acute Care Wing is completely full,” Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] CEO Venetta Symonds said today, adding that, “I will go as far as to say that operationally, internally to BHB it is a crisis.” Ms. Symonds said, “There are no patient beds right now at the... Read more of this article

Customs Officers Train In Advance Of AC35

Customs Officers Train In Advance Of AC35

As part of their preparation for the upcoming America’s Cup, Customs Officers underwent training which was facilitated by French Customs Officials from St. Martin and Martinique, the Ministry of National Security said. The Ministry said that Mr. Jacky Trinel [from St. Martin] and Mr. Sylvian Testud [from Martinique] are both “experts in the... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Interview With PLP Leader David Burt

Video: Interview With PLP Leader David Burt

Opposition Leader David Burt sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the 2017 Budget and the Opposition’s Budget Reply, payroll tax, and the Commission of Inquiry’s report. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Mr. Burt also touched on Mark Pettingill’s... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: March 24 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: March 24 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

Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products

Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights local businesses offering America’s Cup themed products, saying there are about a dozen local businesses that have permission to sell products with the America’s Cup logo. During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “They’re known as licensees and many have developed products specifically... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Lamont Marshall Breaks Another Record

Lamont Marshall Breaks Another Record

Only weeks after shattering the 3000m record, Lamont Marshall has broken yet another Bermuda record; this time setting a new record in the 5000m. Competing last night in the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina, Marshall ran the 5000 meters in a time of 14:23, breaking his own record of 14:27 which was set six years ago, also in Raleigh. This... Read more of this article

Football: Kappa Classic Day One Results

Football: Kappa Classic Day One Results

The 2017 edition of the Kappa Classic got underway with a large crowd in attendance at the National Sports Center. Matches took place both on the North and South Fields, with a total of 111 goals scored on the opening day. Boys Under 8 Division Pool ADevonshire Colts Orange 1 BAA Greens 1 Warwick U8 Grizzlies 7 Hamilton Parish Yellow 0Pool BDevonshire... Read more of this article

Motocross Racing To Take Place This Sunday

Motocross Racing To Take Place This Sunday

The Bermuda Motocross Club will be holding races on Sunday, March 26, with the action to get underway at 1.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Gates open at 12.00pm and the first race begins at 1.00pm. Racers age from 5 to 50. Bring the whole family out. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and over. There will be food for sale, and we will... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: March 24 2017

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: March 24 2017

March 24 saw 22,023 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $91,261.70 BD. 16,500 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing even at $4.23 per share, while another 4,432 shares were traded by Bermuda Aviation Services Ltd, closing even at $3.00 per share. 1,000 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing at... Read more of this article

Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products

Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights local businesses offering America’s Cup themed products, saying there are about a dozen local businesses that have permission to sell products with the America’s Cup logo. During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “They’re known as licensees and many have developed products specifically... Read more of this article

MoonGate & MASA Set To Increase Benefits

MoonGate & MASA Set To Increase Benefits

MoonGate Insurance Ltd and its trading partner Medical Air Services Association [MASA] both announced increased benefits to the Bermuda resident population. A spokesperson said, “MoonGate, which was established in October, 2013, offers the HealthGap Supplement which is designed to work in conjunction with basic insurance policies, such as HIP... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos: Ghana’s 60th Independence Celebration

Photos: Ghana’s 60th Independence Celebration

In celebration of Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary, a reception was held last night [March 24] at the Police Club in Devonshire, with the location festively decorated in the colours of Ghana’s flag to mark the occasion. The event, which was hosted by the Honourary Consulate of Ghana in Bermuda, included refreshments, speeches, music,... Read more of this article

All Governments Lie, Where The Universe Sings

All Governments Lie, Where The Universe Sings

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and The Abolish Foundation are getting set to screen two documentaries, including All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone on March 30 and Where the Universe Sings on March 31. All Governments Lie with Executive Producer Peter Raymont will be shown on March 30 at 6.30pm,... Read more of this article

Ag Show: AXIS Sponsor “Kids Free On Friday”

Ag Show: AXIS Sponsor “Kids Free On Friday”

Ag Show Ltd and AXIS Capital today [March 24] announced a three-year partnership whereby AXIS will continue as lead sponsor of the annual Bermuda Agricultural Show, with the sponsorship to include the introduction of the ‘AXIS Kids Free on Friday’ initiative. “As part of the partnership, and consistent with its desire to support youth and... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

An upcoming “Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series” hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will feature the topic “Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda.” The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm at St. Theresa’s Cathedral Hall in Hamilton, with the featured speaker... Read more of this article

Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight

Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight

Greenrock is reminding the public that today [March 24] is the final day for regular rates of Earth Hour registration. A spokesperson said, “Today is the last day for regular rates. If you sign up before midnight, registration will still be $25 for adults and $15 for children under 16. You will also still be able to access the special family rate... Read more of this article

Restoration Of Fort Cunningham & Paget Island

Restoration Of Fort Cunningham & Paget Island

A project to restore Fort Cunningham and Paget Island is being spearheaded by the Mirrors Programme as part of their 10th year celebration activities, with the collaborative project involving Mirrors, Outward Bound, Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation, Department of Parks, the Bermuda National Museum, Bermuda National Trust, Keep Bermuda Beautiful... Read more of this article

CRIME

19-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

19-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

The 19-year-old Pembroke man who was injured in a “disturbance” on the Railway Trail in Warwick on March 14th has been transferred from the ICU to a general ward at the hospital. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier today [March 24th] the 19-year-old Pembroke man injured in a reported disturbance that apparently took place along... Read more of this article

Court: Four Men Deny Assault On Court Street

Court: Four Men Deny Assault On Court Street

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, four men were charged with assault, while one man was charged with using a cellphone to send a video message that was of a menacing nature. 18-year-old Kamali Davis and 22-year-old Paul Smith were charged with unlawfully assaulting another man on Court Street on 21st March. They were also charged with the alternative... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Food

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Food

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a 24-year-old woman pleaded guilty to stealing food from Marketplace in Hamilton. Shalae Johnson pleaded guilty to stealing hot food and a Gatorade valued at around $15 from the Church Street store on February 23, 2017. The Crown’s evidence was that Ms Johnson had been observed collecting hot food, selecting... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

[Opinion column written by Alex Conyers] This is the first of what I’ve been thinking for a while, and maybe the first post/editorial of a couple more to come. It is also the first diagnosis [that I know of] of what I think a couple of us might be feeling, experiencing, and/or suffering from, but are unable to put words to. It is a syndrome I have impromptly called ‘compu-personal... Read more of this article

Phone, Data, Internet Capacity Increased For AC

Phone, Data, Internet Capacity Increased For AC

“Local telecommunications companies are geared up for America’s Cup by increasing Bermuda’s mobile phone, data and internet capacity and all providers are confident that Bermuda’s telecommunications services will be robust and will exceed consumer demand,” the ACBDA said. “It is anticipated that spectators, race participants, and all associated... Read more of this article

Bermuda International Film Festival Goes Digital

Bermuda International Film Festival Goes Digital

The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] – which is set to take place from May 1 to May 7 – has gone digital, with the Chairman saying they have “escaped the dark ages.” BIFF Chairman Rod Ferguson said, “We no longer have to receive these heavy reels, as BIFF has gone digital; we have escaped the dark ages.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Truck Still “Stuck” In Water Over One Month Later

Truck Still “Stuck” In Water Over One Month Later

After crashing over an embankment on February 17, the truck remains stuck there over one month later, partially submerged in the water in the Abbot’s Crescent, Hamilton parish area. The vehicle is now secured to the shoreline with straps, portions of the truck’s components appear to be dismantled, and the vehicle appears to be more submerged... Read more of this article

Two Injured & One Arrested In 3 Vehicle Crash

Two Injured & One Arrested In 3 Vehicle Crash

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and two motorcycle riders were injured after a three vehicle collision in Devonshire yesterday afternoon [March 21], in which the car driver crashed into the two motorcyclists and then struck a traffic island and utility pole. A Police spokesperson said, “Around 4:45pm Tuesday, March... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys

[Updated] A male motorcyclist was taken to hospital via ambulance following a collision earlier today in the Scaur Hill, Sandys parish area. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:15pm today [Tuesday, March 21st] police and first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision in the Scaur Hill, Sandys parish area – apparently... Read more of this article