Recycling Facility “Will Not Close At This Time”

Recycling Facility “Will Not Close At This Time”

“The Ministry can advise the public that the facility will not close at this time and a more thorough review of our recycling operations will be undertaken,” Minister for Public Works Craig Cannonier said this evening [Mar 5], adding that the public “should continue to put their recyclables out for collection.” This follows after... Read more of this article

Photos: East, West Ambulance Service Launched

Photos: East, West Ambulance Service Launched

[Updated with video] Earlier today [Mar 5], the official launch of the East and West Ambulance Service was held at Clearwater Fire Station in the east end, with the Health Minister saying it “essentially changes the dynamics of how we respond to emergencies at either end of the island. ” Premier Michael Dunkley said, “Bermuda is fortunate... Read more of this article

New ‘Hydro-Bike’ Rental Business To Launch

New ‘Hydro-Bike’ Rental Business To Launch

Two Bermudian entrepreneurs are set to launch a new hydro-bike tourism business, and have been helped by an interest-free loan from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Entrepreneurs Iesha Castle, 30, and Aaron Williams, 34, expect ten hydro-bikes to arrive in Bermuda this month. The next step will be the public launch of their company Funworx Bermuda which... Read more of this article

All Buses, But One, To Run As Normal Tomorrow

All Buses, But One, To Run As Normal Tomorrow

Following days of multiple bus runs being cancelled, the Department of Public Transportation advised that the only bus run that will be cancelled tomorrow [March 6] is route 10 at 7:15am from St. George’s to Hamilton, with all other buses set to run on the normal schedule. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation would... Read more of this article

BPTSA On Proposed School Consolidations

BPTSA On Proposed School Consolidations

“We are determined to ensure that changes are thoughtfully planned and are based upon sound intentions, appropriate research and reliable data,” the Bermuda Parents Teachers Students Association [BPTSA] said. Minister of Education Wayne Scott said that the Ministry of Education faces a 5% budget reduction which coupled with a decline in... Read more of this article

Man Injured In Industrial Accident In Paget

Man Injured In Industrial Accident In Paget

[Updated with video] A 48 year old man is being treated at KEMH for what the police said were “unspecified injuries” after he became trapped under a piece of heavy machinery at the Botanical Gardens this morning.A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:05am on Thursday, March 5th Police and first responders attended an industrial accident... Read more of this article

‘Walks The Walk’ Raises $34,438 For Charities

‘Walks The Walk’ Raises $34,438 For Charities

The Argus Group and The Centre on Philanthropy today [Mar 5] announce the results of the 6th annual Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy 5K that took place on Sunday, February 22. A total of 1,094 people participated in the event raising $34,438 for local charities, the highest amount of money raised in the event’s history. The fundraiser... Read more of this article

Cabinet Office Allocated $6.29M For 2015/16

Cabinet Office Allocated $6.29M For 2015/16

The total current expenditure for the Cabinet Office and all the Departments that come under it is estimated to be $6.296 million for 2015/16, which represents a decrease of $696,000 or 10% under the original budget for 2014/15. The Cabinet Office is responsible for the Departments that provide support services to other Ministries, including the Department... Read more of this article

2 Hour Video: PLP Town Hall On Budget Reply

2 Hour Video: PLP Town Hall On Budget Reply

Shadow Finance Minister David Burt delivered the Opposition’s Reply to the Budget last week in the House of Assembly and on Tuesday night [March 3], he hosted a Town Hall Meeting at T.N. Tatem Middle School in Warwick where the Shadow Minister spoke of the PLP’s vision for Bermuda’s economic future.In his Reply to the Budget, Mr. Burt said,... Read more of this article

Video: Chef Showcases Bermuda Cooking In US

Video: Chef Showcases Bermuda Cooking In US

The Freddie Mae Leverston Leadership Foundation [FMLLF] in Illinois recently held an event featuring Bermuda’s Fred Ming, with the chef hosting a cooking presentation dubbed ‘Chef’N It Up Bermudian Style.’ A renowned chef, Mr. Ming is also an instructor and author, a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE]... Read more of this article

Minister Confirms Recycling Plant ‘Suspension’

Minister Confirms Recycling Plant ‘Suspension’

Citing the need to create cost savings, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier this evening [Mar 4] confirmed the “suspension of operations” at the MRF Recycling Plant in Hamilton Parish. According to a Government document [PDF] the Material Recovery Facility [MRF, aka the recycling centre] is where recyclables are sent for processing... Read more of this article

$127.13 Million Allocated For Education Ministry

$127.13 Million Allocated For Education Ministry

The total allocated budget for the Ministry of Education in 2015/2016 is $127.13 million, which represents an overall decrease of $6.7 million or 5% compared to the 2014/2015 budget allocation, the Minister of Education Wayne Scott said today [Mar 4]. The 2015/2016 Budget for all Preschools is just under $5 million, with the 10 preschools in the Bermuda... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

2 Hour Video: PLP Town Hall On Budget Reply

2 Hour Video: PLP Town Hall On Budget Reply

Shadow Finance Minister David Burt delivered the Opposition’s Reply to the Budget last week in the House of Assembly and on Tuesday night [March 3], he hosted a Town Hall Meeting at T.N. Tatem Middle School in Warwick where the Shadow Minister spoke of the PLP’s vision for Bermuda’s economic future.In his Reply to the Budget, Mr. Burt said,... Read more of this article

Video: Chef Showcases Bermuda Cooking In US

Video: Chef Showcases Bermuda Cooking In US

The Freddie Mae Leverston Leadership Foundation [FMLLF] in Illinois recently held an event featuring Bermuda’s Fred Ming, with the chef hosting a cooking presentation dubbed ‘Chef’N It Up Bermudian Style.’ A renowned chef, Mr. Ming is also an instructor and author, a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE]... Read more of this article

Photos: Dedication Of Simmons Prayer Garden

Photos: Dedication Of Simmons Prayer Garden

[Updated with video] The Dedication Service for the Simmons Prayer Garden was held yesterday [Mar 3] at St Paul AME Church, serving to honour Rev. Conway Simmons for his 50 years of service. Those in attendance included Rev. Simmons and his family, Premier Michael Dunkley, Rev. Nicholas Tweed, Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram, and many others The event programme... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Heart Foundation Annual Glow Golf

Bermuda Heart Foundation Annual Glow Golf

Places are still open for a charity golf tournament aimed at raising money for a get fit programme in Bermuda, with the Bermuda Heart Foundation holding its second annual Glow Golf event at the Belmont Hills golf club on Saturday – with tee-off times starting from 7pm. It will raise money for the Jump 2B Fit programme [link here] which is run by the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Record Falls In Cricket World Cup

Bermuda Record Falls In Cricket World Cup

Bermuda’s record of giving up the most runs in a World Cup game has fallen, after Australia scored 417/6 in 50 overs against Afghanistan, overtaking the India score against Bermuda. In the ICC Cricket World Cup, India scored 413/5 against Bermuda, earning the island the somewhat dubious honour of giving up the most runs in a World Cup cricket match. BBC... Read more of this article

Ariel Re High School Rugby League Results

Ariel Re High School Rugby League Results

The Ariel Re High School Rugby League Season continued at the National Sports Center with a double header that produced a total of 78 points. CedarBridge Academy 32 Saltus 12 CedarBridge used speed to get to the outside on many occasions as they defeated Saltus 32 – 12, CedarBridge got 2 tries from Mikel Dill and Chiquon Smith, while Maurice Jones... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Feedback Invited On National Electricity Policy

Feedback Invited On National Electricity Policy

The Department of Energy is inviting public commentary on their consultation document, “The National Electricity Sector Policy for Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “It can be found online or in hard copy from the Department of Energy office at Corner House, 4th floor, 20 Parliament Street. The Government will this year consider new rules to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Mar 5 2015

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Mar 5 2015

Today [Mar 5] saw a volume of 18,133 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $39,694.67 BD. 17,133 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 0.5% at $1.99 per share, while the other 1,000 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing up 1.8% at $5.60 per share. The BSX closed at 1,372.18, down 0.28% on the... Read more of this article

Robinson’s Marina Service Station Closed Down

Robinson’s Marina Service Station Closed Down

Robinson’s Marina service station at Somerset Bridge has been closed with immediate effect, and RUBiS said they “cannot confirm when the station will re-open.” David Rose, Managing Director of RUBiS Energy Bermuda announced that “RUBiS Energy Bermuda would like the motoring and marine public to be aware of the sudden and unexpected closure... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Miss Bermuda To Speak: College Spring Lecture

Miss Bermuda To Speak: College Spring Lecture

Bermuda College’s Spring Lecture 2015 will feature international fashion model and reigning Miss Bermuda Lillian Lightbourn, who will speak on the theme “Models: Influencers or the Influenced” on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre.“Described as a model on a mission, Lillian is passionate about the... Read more of this article

BIFF Announces Jury For This Year’s Festival

BIFF Announces Jury For This Year’s Festival

BIFF today [Mar 5] announces the jury, which will preside over the short film competition that forms an integral part of Bermuda International Film Festival, which will take place from March 20-26]. As BIFF is one of only a small number of Academy Award qualifying festivals worldwide, the winner of the Bermuda Shorts Award will be considered for the... Read more of this article

Graham Foster Supports Charity Art Exhibition

Graham Foster Supports Charity Art Exhibition

Taking a break from a current mural project, local artist Graham Foster popped into the ACE Gallery to see his work “Angry Birds” which is being auctioned as part of an event organised by the International Women’s Club in aid of Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation and Phenomenal People. “I am delighted to be able to support this event,” Mr Foster.... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Closing Recycling Centre Is “Step Backwards”

Closing Recycling Centre Is “Step Backwards”

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It is extremely distressing to hear that the Government has decided to close the recycling centre for at least a year. While it is understandable that we continue to be looking at ways to improve efficiencies, closing the recycling centre is absolutely the wrong way to do this. It sends a very worrying message... Read more of this article

Minister Confirms Recycling Plant ‘Suspension’

Minister Confirms Recycling Plant ‘Suspension’

Citing the need to create cost savings, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier this evening [Mar 4] confirmed the “suspension of operations” at the MRF Recycling Plant in Hamilton Parish. According to a Government document [PDF] the Material Recovery Facility [MRF, aka the recycling centre] is where recyclables are sent for processing... Read more of this article

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

The “Cahow Cam” is back and staff at the Department of Conservation Services have just witnessed the hatching of a Cahow chick at 1:45pm today [Mar 4] on Nonsuch Island, and anyone who wants to watch the camera live can do so here or here. Eight new pairs laid their first eggs this January, bringing the breeding population of the Cahow up to a new... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Man Denies Shooting & Firearm Charges

Court: Man Denies Shooting & Firearm Charges

Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session today [March 2], Princeton Shantoine Burrows, 24, pleaded not guilty to multiple counts related to the shooting outside of Somerset Cricket Club last year that saw four men injured. The charges alleged that on 11 November 2014, Burrows had unlawfully attempted to cause grievous bodily by... Read more of this article

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Teen

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Teen

Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session today [March 2], Kiahna Trott-Edwards, 32, pleaded not guilty to the murder of 16-year-old Shijuan Mungal on 8th September 2014. Justice Carlyle Greaves extended her bail, and set a trial date in August 2015. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific rules about commenting on court... Read more of this article

Woman Denies Stealing Codfish & Dryer Sheets

Woman Denies Stealing Codfish & Dryer Sheets

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 26], a 56-year-old woman denied stealing items including dryer sheets and codfish. Ms Marion Minors pleaded not guilty to stealing a packet of Bounce dryer sheets, codfish, and tilapia fish from a Marketplace store in December 2013. The charge stated that the goods were valued at $27.79. Magistrate Khamisi... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Government Website To Undergo Maintenence

Government Website To Undergo Maintenence

The government website at gov.bm is expected to experience disruptions as it undergoes scheduled maintenance, beginning tomorrow [Mar 6] and continuing through Sunday [Mar 8]. A government spokesperson said, “The Department of E-Government is advising the public that the Government website [www.gov.bm] will be undergoing scheduled maintenance commencing at 9.00am... Read more of this article

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

Cahow Chick Hatched “Live” On Nonsuch Today

The “Cahow Cam” is back and staff at the Department of Conservation Services have just witnessed the hatching of a Cahow chick at 1:45pm today [Mar 4] on Nonsuch Island, and anyone who wants to watch the camera live can do so here or here. Eight new pairs laid their first eggs this January, bringing the breeding population of the Cahow up to a new record high number... Read more of this article

Code Optimization For Resolving Speed Issues

Code Optimization For Resolving Speed Issues

Companies dealing with huge amounts of data could save money by fine tuning their custom software to increase processing speed, according to a Bermuda-based technology specialist. Dmitry Mnushkin, President of Treefrog Consulting Ltd said an algorithm review and code optimization can be the most effective means of resolving speed issues. “Many companies write custom... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Man Injured In Industrial Accident In Paget

Man Injured In Industrial Accident In Paget

[Updated with video] A 48 year old man is being treated at KEMH for what the police said were “unspecified injuries” after he became trapped under a piece of heavy machinery at the Botanical Gardens this morning.A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:05am on Thursday, March 5th Police and first responders attended an industrial accident... Read more of this article

Man Injured In St. George’s Motorcycle Collision

Man Injured In St. George’s Motorcycle Collision

[Updated] Emergency service personnel responded to a collision at approximately 6.00pm today [March 4] on Mullet Bay Road near the junction with Wellington Slip Road.Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service EMTs tended to an injured man at the collision which involved at least one motorcycle seen damaged at the location. Bystanders described two men being... Read more of this article

38 Yr Old Woman Injured In Two Vehicle Collision

38 Yr Old Woman Injured In Two Vehicle Collision

A collision involving a car and a motorcycle at the junction of Woodlands Road, Serpentine Road and Par-La-Ville Road in Pembroke yesterday [Mar 2] resulted in the 38-year-old female motorcyclist being taken to hospital. A police spokesperson said, ”Around 9.30am on Monday, March 2, first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision... Read more of this article


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