Photos: Fashion Festival Body Painting Reception

Photos: Fashion Festival Body Painting Reception

The Bermuda Fashion Festival hosted a cocktail reception at the Elbow Beach Ocean Terrace this evening [May 29], with the reception featuring local body painting artists, members from the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Team Bermuda and Bermuda Fashion Festival models. The models from Bermuda’s Red Bull America’s Cup Youth team were Owen... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 65-Year-Old Male Visitor

Police Confirm Death Of 65-Year-Old Male Visitor

[Updated with video] The police have confirmed that a 65-year-old male visitor from the UK died while snorkeling at Elbow Beach today. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “At 4.25pm police attended a report of an incident that took place on Elbow Beach. “It appears that a 65-year-old man visiting the island was snorkeling in the water... Read more of this article

Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 30 – June 3

Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 30 – June 3

The Ministry of National Security is taking the opportunity to remind everyone that hurricane season is June 1 – November 30, and from May 30 – June 3, the public is encouraged to observe Hurricane Preparedness Week. A spokesperson said, “In preparation for hurricane season, residents are reminded to start readying themselves now for possible... Read more of this article

Wed/Thurs: Traffic Disruptions Expected In Paget

Wed/Thurs: Traffic Disruptions Expected In Paget

“The Ministry of Public Works provided an update on repairs on South Road in Paget, saying that the concrete for the new sidewalk was previously expected to be poured on Monday 30th May but it has now been rescheduled for Wednesday and Thursday morning, with a lane closure with temporary traffic light control will be required on Wednesday and... Read more of this article

Sunday May 29th: “Good News” Spotlight

Sunday May 29th: “Good News” Spotlight

Thousands of people elebrating Bermuda Day, local athlete Yushae DeSilva-Andrade being allocated a spot in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, and Bermuda cinematographer Kerri Seymour winning an award for ‘Best Local Film’ at the Toronto Short Film Festival were all some of the positive news stories from the past week. In other good news, the Reading... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

[Updated with video] The Devil’s Isle Challenge is a two day paddling event which includes a 40 mile race today [May 28], around Bermuda via SUP, kayak, surf-ski, outrigger canoe, or prone paddle-board. The event website says, “Part adventure race, part family friendly event, part fundraiser; come test your mettle against this 40-mile circumnavigation... Read more of this article

Meet Bermuda’s Youth America’s Cup Team

Meet Bermuda’s Youth America’s Cup Team

Giving readers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with Bermuda’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team, Bernews has published a series of profiles detailing each of the team’s members, and with the series now completed, you can take the opportunity to view them all. The team is comprised of 15 young Bermudians who will form the crew,... Read more of this article

Patricia Dangor Steps Down From Appeals Court

Patricia Dangor Steps Down From Appeals Court

Government House has today announced that Ms Patricia Dangor has stepped down as a member of the Court of Appeal. Ms Dangor was appointed on 1 July 2014, though she sat as an Acting Justice of Appeal before her formal appointment in June 2014. The Governor, Mr George Fergusson, said today that he regretted that a series of medical problems had led to... Read more of this article

Photos: Relay For Life 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser

Photos: Relay For Life 24 Hour Walk Fundraiser

Over 3000 participants have registered to take part in the Relay For Life event which got underway at 6.30pm this evening [May 27] at the National Sports Centre and continues until tomorrow night. The team based fundraising event helps to raise awareness and funds to support cancer programmes in Bermuda. During the 24 hours, team members take it in... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Bonnie Forms In Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Bonnie Forms In Atlantic Ocean

[Updated] A Tropical Depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and the NHC said it is expected to become a Tropical Storm later tonight or on Saturday, however according to the Bermuda Weather Service it is not a threat to Bermuda at this time and its closest approach to us within 3 days has passed. The U.S. National Hurricane Center [NHC] said, “Maximum... Read more of this article

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

Former Works and Engineering Minister Derrick Burgess before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts during their Public Hearing held yesterday [May 26] at St. Paul in Hamilton. Mr Burgess discussed various matters including the forged cheques, the cost of the Dame Lois Browne Evans court building, the Auditor General’s report... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 27

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 27

Premier Dunkley on Ministers’ office space re-arrangement, MP Jamahl Simmons calls for clarity over projected higher tourism figures, and charity warns the public over increased incidents of sexual harassment, are some of the stories set to be covered in this evening’s [May 27] ZBM newscast. With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news... Read more of this article

Resolution To June 4th Sports Centre Scheduling

Resolution To June 4th Sports Centre Scheduling

Representatives from various sporting organisations held a meeting today to find a solution to the scheduling issue on June 4th, when the National Sports Centre is set to host the Bermuda vs Dominican Republic football match, the Hiscox Celebrity Cricket Festival, the Men’s National Rugby World Cup Qualifying match and the Atlantic Rugby Cup.A... Read more of this article

UK To Print Passports, Up To 4 Weeks To Process

UK To Print Passports, Up To 4 Weeks To Process

Starting at the end of next month, passports will take up to four weeks to process from the date that an application is submitted to the Bermuda Passport Office as the passport will be printed in the UK, the Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said in the House of Assembly today [May 27]. The Minister said, “From June 29, 2016, passports... Read more of this article

Total Cost Of Victoria Row Demolition: $331,400

Total Cost Of Victoria Row Demolition: $331,400

The total cost for demolishing the Victoria Row units is $331,400, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier said in the House of Assembly today [May 27] in reply to a question from Shadow Public Works Minister Dennis Lister. Audio of the Minister’s reply about the costWEDCo said that they “reluctantly” started on the demolition of Victoria... Read more of this article

Cabinet Office Building To Close For Renovations

Cabinet Office Building To Close For Renovations

The Cabinet Office building will be closed for renovations effective June 3rd and they will relocate to Innovations House on Reid Street, Premier Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly today [May 27] The Cabinet Office — located on Front Street in Hamilton — first opened in 1884 and currently houses the Office of the Premier, the... Read more of this article

Minister: Bermuda Day Parade Float Winners

Minister: Bermuda Day Parade Float Winners

“I am most pleased to rise and express my gratitude to all of the participants, float builders and spectators for their work and support which contributed to a wonderful Bermuda Day Parade,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards in the House of Assembly today [May 27]. Minister Richards said, “Using the theme ‘A... Read more of this article

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Cabinet has committed to taking steps to seek the extension of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions to our shores, Attorney-General Trevor Moniz in the House of Assembly today [May 27] Mr Moniz said, “These conventions represent... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

The Bermuda Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal lodged by convicted murderer Norris Simpson, saying the jury “were entitled to convict and there is no reason to suppose the conviction was unsafe.” Mr Simpson was convicted of the murder of former social worker Ida James, who was found dead in her Paget home in 2011. During the trial,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Bees Swarm Two Windows

Photos & Video: Bees Swarm Two Windows

Bernews experienced a somewhat unusual occurrence today [May 29], with a bevy of bees having swarmed two windows. While attempting to make arrangements to have the bees safely removed, we took the opportunity to film them since they did take it upon themselves to land right in camera view.As far as removing bees, if you find yourself in a situation... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

[Updated with video] The Devil’s Isle Challenge is a two day paddling event which includes a 40 mile race today [May 28], around Bermuda via SUP, kayak, surf-ski, outrigger canoe, or prone paddle-board. The event website says, “Part adventure race, part family friendly event, part fundraiser; come test your mettle against this 40-mile circumnavigation... Read more of this article

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

Former Works and Engineering Minister Derrick Burgess before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts during their Public Hearing held yesterday [May 26] at St. Paul in Hamilton. Mr Burgess discussed various matters including the forged cheques, the cost of the Dame Lois Browne Evans court building, the Auditor General’s report... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Column: America’s Cup Highlights & Milestones

Column: America’s Cup Highlights & Milestones

[Opinion column written by ACBDA CEO Mike Winfield] With just one year to go until the 35th America’s Cup, the ACBDA highlights and just some of the major developments since Bermuda won the bid to host the elite event. Three bases completed The three America’s Cup teams now resident in Bermuda have created a significant amount of work for the Island’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Powerboat Racing Season Underway

Bermuda Powerboat Racing Season Underway

Four boats made it to the start line to get the 2016 Bermuda Powerboat Racing Season underway at Ferry Reach today. The A Class honours went to rookie driver Sal DeMello and Cleveland Maybury, while the B Class saw Ryan Davidge and Andrew Osbourne drive to victory. Howie Ascento and Jason Dill won the D Class and the S Class went to Neil Fox and his... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Seeking On Board Reporters

Newport Bermuda Seeking On Board Reporters

[Written by Talbot Wilson] With the single aim of encouraging sailors to capture and share their “real” ocean racing experience during the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, organizers have announced the first ever Onboard Reporter Initiative for video reports or blog posts filed during this year’s race. Interesting stories will be shared through social... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bacardi Unveil Grapefruit & Raspberry Rums

Bacardi Unveil Grapefruit & Raspberry Rums

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi unveils its plans to heat up the season with the debut of two new flavours – Bacardí Grapefruit and Bacardí Raspberry flavored rums. “Bacardí Grapefruit is a white rum infused with pink grapefruit flavors to create a sour and semi-sweet fresh taste, while Bacardí Raspberry is infused with citrus raspberry flavors... Read more of this article

Stevedoring Sponsors UDP Junior Dance Event

Stevedoring Sponsors UDP Junior Dance Event

Stevedoring Services Limited, a subsidiary of Polaris Holding Company, demonstrated its support for United Dance Productions through cash sponsorship of tonight’s [May 28] UDP Junior Dance Company presentation, Young, Gifted and Black which is being held at Ruth Seaton James. Warren Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Holding Company Ltd,... Read more of this article

Fitch Affirms Bank Of Butterfield’s Viability Rating

Fitch Affirms Bank Of Butterfield’s Viability Rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited‘s [BNTB] viability rating [VR] at ‘bbb-’, and downgraded BNTB’s support-driven Long-Term Issuer Default Rating [IDR] to ‘BBB’ from ‘A-’. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A statement from the ratings agency said, “The downgrade of the... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos: Fashion Festival Body Painting Reception

Photos: Fashion Festival Body Painting Reception

The Bermuda Fashion Festival hosted a cocktail reception at the Elbow Beach Ocean Terrace this evening [May 29], with the reception featuring local body painting artists, members from the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Team Bermuda and Bermuda Fashion Festival models. The models from Bermuda’s Red Bull America’s Cup Youth team were Owen... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Screen ‘Night Sharks” Episode

BUEI Talks To Screen ‘Night Sharks” Episode

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Gass Productions will present episode eight of the ongoing “Ocean Vet” series at an installment of the BUEI Talks series on May 30 and May June 2. The screening of the episode – titled “Night Sharks” and narrated by actor Michael Douglas – will be held at 7.30pm... Read more of this article

Masterworks Offering Adult Drawing Workshop

Masterworks Offering Adult Drawing Workshop

Artist Nick Silk is hosting an introduction to drawing workshop on June 26 and July 10 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, dubbed “Drawing Perception.” Promising to “improve your drawing by changing the way you see and think,” the adult workshop costs $100 for Masterworks members and $125 for non-members, with materials included for attendees... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Photos & Video: Bees Swarm Two Windows

Photos & Video: Bees Swarm Two Windows

Bernews experienced a somewhat unusual occurrence today [May 29], with a bevy of bees having swarmed two windows. While attempting to make arrangements to have the bees safely removed, we took the opportunity to film them since they did take it upon themselves to land right in camera view.As far as removing bees, if you find yourself in a situation... Read more of this article

Homeschoolers Help Clean Up Ahead Of Event

Homeschoolers Help Clean Up Ahead Of Event

Alongside Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] and Plastic Tides, twenty students from the Bermuda Homeschool Group recently cleaned up the 9 Beaches/Daniels Head Beach Park site in preparation for the inaugural Devil’s Isle Challenge. A spokesperson said, “They collected 13 bags of trash and two bags of recycling to be taken away from the site,... Read more of this article

Saltus Grammar School Turns To Solar Power

Saltus Grammar School Turns To Solar Power

Energy costs at Saltus Grammar School are set to plummet as it embarks on a project to harness the power of the sun and become even more environmentally conscious. This summer the school will install 212 SunPower panels which will produce approximately 100,000kWhs per year and supply energy to the main building. According to Tim Madeiros, whose company... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

The Bermuda Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal lodged by convicted murderer Norris Simpson, saying the jury “were entitled to convict and there is no reason to suppose the conviction was unsafe.” Mr Simpson was convicted of the murder of former social worker Ida James, who was found dead in her Paget home in 2011. During the trial,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Damaging Car Windshield

Court: Man Admits Damaging Car Windshield

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 26], a 49-year-old man was ordered to pay restitution for  willfully damaging the windshield of a car, with the Court hearing he threw a beer bottle at it. Mr Glen Fox told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that he was unemployed and that he could pay $50 a month as restitution to cover the cost of a car windshield... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Remanded In Custody

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Remanded In Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 26], 47-year-old Mr Coltrane Ratteray was not required to enter a plea as the charges against were deemed to be indictable and therefore must be heard in the Supreme Court. Mr Ratteray was charged with trespassing on a private residence with the intent to steal in April, again on 14th May and another on 18th... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Lunch & Learn Seminar On QuickBooks Online

Lunch & Learn Seminar On QuickBooks Online

On Friday, June 3, in conjunction with CellOne, the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Learn for businesses to learn how to utilize QuickBooks Online. Quickbooks is an accounting tool many small, medium and large businesses use to manage and keep track of their finances, everything from payroll, to sales sheets. As many businesses are now looking towards... Read more of this article

Eight University Students Begin ICT Internships

Eight University Students Begin ICT Internships

Eight university students who are aspiring to build careers in the Information Communication Technology [ICT] field will begin an intensive three-month internship with various local companies in the industry as the eighth annual Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] internship programme kicked off today with a brief ceremony at Deloitte. Minister of Education Wayne Scott welcomed... Read more of this article

Logic Selected As Softbank Team Japan Supplier

Logic Selected As Softbank Team Japan Supplier

Logic today [May 25] announced it has been selected as Official Supplier to SoftBank Team Japan. The team members have moved to Bermuda and established a team base at Royal Naval Dockyard in preparation for the 35th America’s Cup to be held in Bermuda in June 2017. Logic will provide dedicated off-island bandwidth that is supported by a diverse back-up, to ensure the... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Paget Collision Sends Four People To Hospital

Paget Collision Sends Four People To Hospital

[Updated] Four people have been transported to hospital by ambulance tonight [May 26] after a motorcycle and car collided on South Road in Paget resulting in the car landing on its side and members of the public assisting in extricating the occupants. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “At 10:23pm on Thursday first responders attended a... Read more of this article

Vans With Bermuda Students Crash In Maryland

Vans With Bermuda Students Crash In Maryland

[Updated] NBC Washington is reporting that two vans that crashed today [May 26] in Maryland were carrying students from Bermuda, with the media outlet reporting the students, who range in age from 12 to 14, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The story said “Twenty-three children and two adults were transported to the hospital after the vans... Read more of this article

Police Probe Into CCTV Crash Footage Release

Police Probe Into CCTV Crash Footage Release

Following the circulation of CCTV footage showing a police motorcyclist colliding with another police officer who was on foot, the police said they have “commenced an internal enquiry to determine how the CCTV footage was released without authorization.”A police spokesperson said, “A video clip has made its way into the public domain... Read more of this article


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