RBR Soldiers Ride The Rio Grande In Jamaica

RBR Soldiers Ride The Rio Grande In Jamaica

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers enjoyed a morning out on the water today [May 3] to experience a raft-up – Jamaican style. Troops from Support Company took a break from tough training in the heat, mud and mosquitoes of the Jamaican jungle to enjoy a raft trip on the Rio Grande river. Lance Corporal Sandy Benevides, a storeman in Quartermasters’... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 3

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 3

Sandys residents complain of health hazards at abandoned 9 Beaches, Premier declares economy to be slowly turning around, and four high school pupils close to graduating with a diploma and a degree, are some of the stories set to be covered in this evening’s [May 3] ZBM newscast. With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community,... Read more of this article

RamRe House Renamed Innovation House

RamRe House Renamed Innovation House

The original Lines Building, located in the heart of Hamilton, has been renamed Innovation House. The building, most recently known as Ram Re House, was taken over in December 2015 by Innovation Ltd. The directors of Innovation Ltd. are Michael Branco, CEO of Fireminds, and Michael Freisenbruch, President of Freisenbruch-Meyer Group (FMG). A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Photos: New Bridge Installed At Martello Tower

Photos: New Bridge Installed At Martello Tower

[Updated with video] An almost 200 year old structure got a little facelift today [May 3] as Ornamental Iron Works Ltd installed a new bridge at Martello Tower with the help of a crane truck from Fast Forward Freight. According to Dr Edward Harris of the Bermuda National Museum, the Martello Tower was built out of hard Bermuda limestone by the Royal... Read more of this article

Van Overturns After Collision On Middle Road

Van Overturns After Collision On Middle Road

[Updated with video] At sometime around 2.15pm this afternoon [May 3] there was a collision on Middle Road in Devonshire which has resulted in the van being on its side and the occupants being extricated from the vehicle. Emergency services are presently on scene, and further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 2.55pm:... Read more of this article

MOU An ‘Historic Occasion’ For Bermuda, Azores

MOU An ‘Historic Occasion’ For Bermuda, Azores

Earlier this morning [May 3] , on behalf of Bermuda, the Premier Michael Dunkley, officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] with the Government of the Autonomous Region of Azores. The significance and aim of the MOU is to formalize the historical, cultural, educational, environmental and commercial ties that unite the territories of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: View From Anthem’s ‘North Star’ Capsule

Video: View From Anthem’s ‘North Star’ Capsule

The Anthem of the Seas sailed into Bermuda yesterday [May 2], with the Quantum Class ship boasting a number of features including the “North Star” – a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ship, allowing them to take in unique views of the locations they visit.Royal Caribbean’s website describes it by... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘Growth Fuelled By Younger Travellers’

BTA: ‘Growth Fuelled By Younger Travellers’

Growth in vacation air visitors during the first quarter was fuelled by younger travellers, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said, adding that for the first three months of the year, 83 percent of the growth is attributed to travellers younger than 45 years-old. “The largest percentage growth among all age groups was in the 18 to 24 year-old... Read more of this article

New Look & Name For Dockyard Restaurant

New Look & Name For Dockyard Restaurant

A restaurant in Royal Naval Dockyard is getting a makeover with a new name and new cuisine. Freeport restaurant has been taken over by husband and wife teams Natasha and Mazahim Shabdeen and their partners Srinivasan Nandagopal and Kayalvizi Srinivasan and has been renamed Anchor Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Mrs Shabdeen said the venue will feature... Read more of this article

Habitat ‘Sets Record Straight’ On Victoria Row

Habitat ‘Sets Record Straight’ On Victoria Row

Following WEDCo’s statement that they have “reluctantly” started on the demolition of Victoria Row, Habitat for Humanity chairperson Sheelagh Cooper said she thinks it is “important to set the record straight” about Habitat’s offer to renovate the units. WEDCo said they ”met with different groups and offered to let Victoria... Read more of this article

Leaders Meet At Chewstick For Hospitality Month

Leaders Meet At Chewstick For Hospitality Month

Premier Michael Dunkley, Acting Opposition Leader Walter Roban and Shadow Minister of Tourism Jamahl Simmons came together on April 28th for ‘Thoughtful Thursday’ in order to mark the conclusion of Hospitality Month. The leaders met at Chewstick’s new Hub on Front Street, where they were joined by others including Chewstick’s... Read more of this article

NFL Players To Take Part In Celebrity Classic

NFL Players To Take Part In Celebrity Classic

The Ministry of Community, Culture and Sports in partnership with the Mirrors Alumni and Friends Association announced the first five of the 17 NFL players confirmed to visit Bermuda for the inaugural Ed Block Bermuda Celebrity Classic which will be held from July 10-12, 2016. NFL players will participate in a Power of One Youth rally and a celebrity... Read more of this article

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Importing Cocaine

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Importing Cocaine

Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session, Tyrone Brown — a 30-year-old Jamaican national charged with importing 894.6 grams of cocaine — pleaded not guilty to that charge. In Mr Brown’s initial appearance in Magistrate’s Court, the street value of the cocaine was said, by the Crown Prosecutor, to be as high as $209,000. Justice... Read more of this article

Photos: Four Super-Yachts Visit St George’s

Photos: Four Super-Yachts Visit St George’s

The first annual St. George’s Marine Expo was held this past Sunday, with three super-yachts gracing the east end during the proceedings, with the Mia Elise II, Tsumat, and OKTO all seen in St George’s. The 216-foot OKTO has a futuristic design with a long list of state of the art amenities, costing some $500,000 per week to charter and listed... Read more of this article

BPS & BFRS Investigate Reports Of  ‘Explosion’

BPS & BFRS Investigate Reports Of ‘Explosion’

[Updated] We are receiving unofficial reports of what sounded like some form of loud ‘bang’ in the west end a few minutes ago this evening [May 2], and police have confirmed they have “received several reports of a loud bang in the west end of the island” and said “at present police are trying to locate the origins of the... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Train In Jungles Of Jamaica

Regiment Soldiers Train In Jungles Of Jamaica

Bermuda’s soldiers completed days of gruelling jungle training in Jamaica, and they put what they learned into practice in a final shakeout before a massive final training exercise tomorrow and Wednesday. Pte Jordan Fubler, a member of the Operational Support Unit [OSU] will today celebrate his 20th birthday in the mud and mosquitoes of the Jamaican... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 3

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For May 3

Sandys residents complain of health hazards at abandoned 9 Beaches, Premier declares economy to be slowly turning around, and four high school pupils close to graduating with a diploma and a degree, are some of the stories set to be covered in this evening’s [May 3] ZBM newscast. With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community,... Read more of this article

Photos: New Bridge Installed At Martello Tower

Photos: New Bridge Installed At Martello Tower

[Updated with video] An almost 200 year old structure got a little facelift today [May 3] as Ornamental Iron Works Ltd installed a new bridge at Martello Tower with the help of a crane truck from Fast Forward Freight. According to Dr Edward Harris of the Bermuda National Museum, the Martello Tower was built out of hard Bermuda limestone by the Royal... Read more of this article

Van Overturns After Collision On Middle Road

Van Overturns After Collision On Middle Road

[Updated with video] At sometime around 2.15pm this afternoon [May 3] there was a collision on Middle Road in Devonshire which has resulted in the van being on its side and the occupants being extricated from the vehicle. Emergency services are presently on scene, and further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 2.55pm:... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Youth America’s Cup Profile: Peter Dill

Youth America’s Cup Profile: Peter Dill

In the latest of a series of profiles of members of Bermuda’s team in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, we spotlight Peter Dill, who provided insight into the dedication and training that it takes to represent one’s country at the very highest of levels. A current Warwick Academy student, Mr. Dill says that the event is “a chance... Read more of this article

Saltus Holds Special Assembly For Ceci Wollman

Saltus Holds Special Assembly For Ceci Wollman

She may have qualified for the Olympics and been selected to race for Bermuda in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, but like any student Ceci Wollman still has exams to take. This week, the Saltus Grammar School student will sit down with her class mates and take her Advanced Placement [AP] exams with the hope of doing well enough to be accepted into... Read more of this article

PLP Congratulate Patrick Nisbett & Nahki Wells

PLP Congratulate Patrick Nisbett & Nahki Wells

Shadow Minister of Health and Community Affairs Michael Weeks congratulated Patrick Nisbett on winning his class at the World Cup China competition and also extended his congratulations to footballer Nahki Wells who received three awards at the end of season ceremony held by Huddersfield Town. Me Weeks said, “As our Bermudian athletes continue... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

RamRe House Renamed Innovation House

RamRe House Renamed Innovation House

The original Lines Building, located in the heart of Hamilton, has been renamed Innovation House. The building, most recently known as Ram Re House, was taken over in December 2015 by Innovation Ltd. The directors of Innovation Ltd. are Michael Branco, CEO of Fireminds, and Michael Freisenbruch, President of Freisenbruch-Meyer Group (FMG). A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 3 2016

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 3 2016

Today [May 3] saw 8,300 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $13,549.00 BD. All 8,300 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing down 1.2% at $1.63 per share. The BSX finished at 1,159.95, down 0.75% on the day. There were 0 advances, 1 decline, and 60 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here... Read more of this article

New Look & Name For Dockyard Restaurant

New Look & Name For Dockyard Restaurant

A restaurant in Royal Naval Dockyard is getting a makeover with a new name and new cuisine. Freeport restaurant has been taken over by husband and wife teams Natasha and Mazahim Shabdeen and their partners Srinivasan Nandagopal and Kayalvizi Srinivasan and has been renamed Anchor Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Mrs Shabdeen said the venue will feature... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Pop In, Pop Up’ Art Gallery Opening On May 6

‘Pop In, Pop Up’ Art Gallery Opening On May 6

A new pop-up art gallery is set to open on the island, with the ‘Pop Up Pop In’ Art Gallery to hold its opening night on Friday, May 6. The opening will take place from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at 24 Bermudiana Road, with the gallery expected to remain open for three weeks. A spokesperson said, “Ruth Vallis and Nicky Gurret have over the last... Read more of this article

Department Of Corrections Hosts Seniors Tea

Department Of Corrections Hosts Seniors Tea

Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden attended the Senior’s Tea hosted by the Department of Corrections at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Paget as part of Corrections Week 2016. During her remarks the Minister said, “This week will highlight the good work being done by corrections officers and staff in the island’s prison... Read more of this article

New Look & Name For Dockyard Restaurant

New Look & Name For Dockyard Restaurant

A restaurant in Royal Naval Dockyard is getting a makeover with a new name and new cuisine. Freeport restaurant has been taken over by husband and wife teams Natasha and Mazahim Shabdeen and their partners Srinivasan Nandagopal and Kayalvizi Srinivasan and has been renamed Anchor Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Mrs Shabdeen said the venue will feature... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Seasonally Protected Areas Closed To Fishing

Seasonally Protected Areas Closed To Fishing

Bermuda’s seasonally protected marine areas, known as the “hind grounds”, are closed to all fishing activities as of May 1, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has announced. “These areas provide sanctuary for hinds and groupers when they gather to spawn during the warm summer months, and fishing in these areas is strictly... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by visiting scientist Dr. Jim Wetterer, Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University, on the topic of “World Domination by Ants.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The event is free... Read more of this article

KBB’s Two Day Blitz: Earth Day And Spring Clean

KBB’s Two Day Blitz: Earth Day And Spring Clean

KBB had a double day of giving back to the community recently. Friday 22 April was a full day of activities in recognition of Earth Day, and Saturday 23 April was KBB’s annual Island-wide Spring Clean. On Friday 22 April in celebration of Earth Day, seventy international cast members from Up with People took to the city streets to do a KBB litter... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Importing Cocaine

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Importing Cocaine

Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session, Tyrone Brown — a 30-year-old Jamaican national charged with importing 894.6 grams of cocaine — pleaded not guilty to that charge. In Mr Brown’s initial appearance in Magistrate’s Court, the street value of the cocaine was said, by the Crown Prosecutor, to be as high as $209,000. Justice... Read more of this article

Court: Three Appear In Connection With Murder

Court: Three Appear In Connection With Murder

Two men charged with being involved in the September 2012 murder of Lorenzo Stovell appeared at this morning’s [May 2] Supreme Court Arraignment Session where they pleaded not guilty, while a third man was charged in Magistrates Court with being involved with the same murder. Zikai Cann plead not guilty to the murder of Mr Stovell and with using... Read more of this article

Armed Robbery At Hunts Store In Warwick

Armed Robbery At Hunts Store In Warwick

[Updated] There was an armed robbery at Hunts in Warwick this afternoon [May 1]. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 3.50pm: Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “At 2.46pm police attended a report of an armed robbery that took place at Hunts Food Supply in Warwick. “It appears that two males... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

RamRe House Renamed Innovation House

RamRe House Renamed Innovation House

The original Lines Building, located in the heart of Hamilton, has been renamed Innovation House. The building, most recently known as Ram Re House, was taken over in December 2015 by Innovation Ltd. The directors of Innovation Ltd. are Michael Branco, CEO of Fireminds, and Michael Freisenbruch, President of Freisenbruch-Meyer Group (FMG). A spokesperson said, “Due... Read more of this article

Video: View From Anthem’s ‘North Star’ Capsule

Video: View From Anthem’s ‘North Star’ Capsule

The Anthem of the Seas sailed into Bermuda yesterday [May 2], with the Quantum Class ship boasting a number of features including the “North Star” – a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ship, allowing them to take in unique views of the locations they visit.Royal Caribbean’s website describes it by saying, “The... Read more of this article

Commission Of Inquiry Launches New Website

Commission Of Inquiry Launches New Website

The Commission of Inquiry advised today [May 2] that they have launched a website and a Facebook page to “keep the Bermuda community informed of their process as well as their progress.”The Commission’s website can be found at www.inquirybermuda.com and includes the following information and documents:An outline of the process the Commission will be following... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Van Overturns After Collision On Middle Road

Van Overturns After Collision On Middle Road

[Updated with video] At sometime around 2.15pm this afternoon [May 3] there was a collision on Middle Road in Devonshire which has resulted in the van being on its side and the occupants being extricated from the vehicle. Emergency services are presently on scene, and further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 2.55pm:... Read more of this article

BPS & BFRS Investigate Reports Of  ‘Explosion’

BPS & BFRS Investigate Reports Of ‘Explosion’

[Updated] We are receiving unofficial reports of what sounded like some form of loud ‘bang’ in the west end a few minutes ago this evening [May 2], and police have confirmed they have “received several reports of a loud bang in the west end of the island” and said “at present police are trying to locate the origins of the... Read more of this article

63-Year-Old Man Injured In Industrial Accident

63-Year-Old Man Injured In Industrial Accident

[Updated] A 50+ year old man was injured in an industrial accident while working at a private home this morning [May 2], and the BFRS said while the “severity of his injuries cannot be confirmed at this time” they “are not thought to be life-threatening.” The BFRS said, “At approximately 10:45am on Monday, May 2, 2016,... Read more of this article


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