Burgess: ‘I Decided To Change & Make Progress’

Burgess: ‘I Decided To Change & Make Progress’

Tristan Burgess — a Westgate inmate serving a 12 year sentence for armed robbery — says his mindset has changed and he’s decided to take a positive direction in life; with the young man taking GED classes and learning gardening skills, with the aim of starting his own business when he is released. “When I first came to Westgate... Read more of this article

‘Benched’ Design-Build Competition Results

‘Benched’ Design-Build Competition Results

The Institute of Bermuda Architects [IBA] today [July 27] announced the winners of “Benched”, a design-build competition aimed at students in both high school and university. The competition was also supported by co-sponsors, Construction Association of Bermuda [CAOB]. The first place winners are BOW: Bench On Wheels [Azra Smith and Kevin Simmons]... Read more of this article

Collision In Southampton, Traffic Being Diverted

Collision In Southampton, Traffic Being Diverted

Traffic is being diverted in the Southampton area this morning [July 28] due a collision on Middle Road by Five Star Island, which saw a car strike a utility pole, resulting in the pole being in the road. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said that, as of 6.30am, traffic is being diverted in the area. Related StoriesPhotos: Collision Leaves... Read more of this article

Photos, Video: Cup Match Reception At Camden

Photos, Video: Cup Match Reception At Camden

The 2015 Cup Match teams attended a reception at Camden yesterday [July 27], ahead of the upcoming Cup Match Cricket Classic. Deputy Premier Bob Richards and Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Pat Gordon-Pamplin greeted the players in the absence of the Premier who was making his way back to the island following an overseas trip. Those attending... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Premier Michael Dunkley delivered his Cup Match message this evening [July 27] saying that as we enjoy the holiday, we should take a moment to reflect on the meaning of Cup Match, saying “its uniqueness reminds us that we live in a very special place.” The Premier said, “Your Parliamentarians have just finished a busy session in the... Read more of this article

“Pattern Of Secrecy, Lack Of Transparency”

“Pattern Of Secrecy, Lack Of Transparency”

[Updated] “The announcement by WEDCo that two non-Bermudian firms have been awarded contracts that combined are allegedly as much as 50 million dollars without an open tender, follows the OBA pattern of secrecy, lack of transparency and failing to provide equal and fair opportunities to Bermudians,” MP Wayne Furbert said today. Mr Furbert... Read more of this article

Photos: Collision Leaves Bus Shelter Damaged

Photos: Collision Leaves Bus Shelter Damaged

A vehicle collision in Devonshire this morning resulted in a damaged bus shelter in the vicinity, with police saying the “circumstances surrounding this collision are unclear at this time.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 6.20am this morning [July 27], police responded to a single vehicle collision on Christ Church Lane near the... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy On Air Terminal Fees Amendment

Minister Fahy On Air Terminal Fees Amendment

Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy provided an overview of the Bermuda Air Terminal [Fees] Amendment [No. 2] Regulations 2015 in the Senate today [July 27], saying that the new fee should generate an annual revenue stream of approximately $6.25 million. Minister Fahy said, “In order to recover the purchasing and on-going maintenance costs; and... Read more of this article

Co-Parenting Mediation Council Members

Co-Parenting Mediation Council Members

Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Pat Gordon-Pamplin announced the members of the Co-Parenting Mediation Council today [July 27] saying she is confident they will carry out the purpose of the Council very well and “this will help lead to better outcomes for those children who are affected by parental disputes.” The Minister said,... Read more of this article

Man In Critical Condition In ICU After Collision

Man In Critical Condition In ICU After Collision

A 28 year old male guest worker is in critical condition in the ICU following a collision yesterday in Warwick. “Around 6:50pm on Sunday [July 26], police responded to a reported collision which took place on South Road in Warwick just east of Warwick Long Bay,” Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said.“It was reported that a 28 year... Read more of this article

Gymnasts Win 17 Medals At 2015 Island Games

Gymnasts Win 17 Medals At 2015 Island Games

The Bermuda team continued its dominance in Ynys Mon during the gymnastics portion of the Island Games, winning 17 medals in the second round of competition. On Saturday, July 25th, the team of 14 girls and boys took the floor against Isle of Man, Jersey, Aland, Cayman, Gotland, Shetland Islands, and Ynys Mon in the FIG meet, performing their highest... Read more of this article

Photos: Emancipation Celebration Honours 20

Photos: Emancipation Celebration Honours 20

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs celebrated 20 honourees at the Ruth Seaton James auditorium last night [July 26], with an official programme to commemorate Emancipation Day, featuring drummers, dancers, singers and a performance by Rockfire Productions. Heather Whalen, Director of Community and Cultural Affairs, previously said, “We... Read more of this article

Junior “Scientist” Ming Remanded In Custody

Junior “Scientist” Ming Remanded In Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [July 27], 51-year-old Junior Ming — also known as ‘Scientist’ — pleaded not guilty to three charges involving allegations of threatening words and threatening behaviour in July. Ming denied telling one woman: “Call the f***** police. I’ll knock your block off,” also denied saying... Read more of this article

The Reefs Among Travel + Leisure World’s Best

The Reefs Among Travel + Leisure World’s Best

The Reefs Resort & Club has once again made the Travel + Leisure World’s Best awards rankings, being named #3 among the top Caribbean, Bermuda & Bahamas resorts. This ranking also continues The Reefs’ recognition among the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hall of Fame, for appearing on the World’s Best List for more than 10... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos, Video: Cup Match Reception At Camden

Photos, Video: Cup Match Reception At Camden

The 2015 Cup Match teams attended a reception at Camden yesterday [July 27], ahead of the upcoming Cup Match Cricket Classic. Deputy Premier Bob Richards and Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Pat Gordon-Pamplin greeted the players in the absence of the Premier who was making his way back to the island following an overseas trip. Those attending... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Premier Michael Dunkley delivered his Cup Match message this evening [July 27] saying that as we enjoy the holiday, we should take a moment to reflect on the meaning of Cup Match, saying “its uniqueness reminds us that we live in a very special place.” The Premier said, “Your Parliamentarians have just finished a busy session in the... Read more of this article

Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

The Astronaut Wives Club –an American period drama television series that debuted last month on ABC — recently included an episode that saw Bermuda play a key role as the show focused on the Sealab project, which took place only a few miles off the island in the 1960s. The mission saw an underwater habitat submerged into the Atlantic Ocean... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Column: Man Who Made The Greatest Impact

Column: Man Who Made The Greatest Impact

[Opinion column written by Terry Lister] Anyone who knows me knows that I am as much a diehard Somerset fan as there can be. Nothing could ever change that. When you grow up in the Sixties under the lash of a Cal” Bummy” Symonds led team of Cup Match all stars you could never find a reason today to leave your team!! I can remember going... Read more of this article

Column: The Beginnings Of Cup Match In 1835

Column: The Beginnings Of Cup Match In 1835

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Cup Match’s history gives insights into old Bermuda while showing much about modern Bermuda. Originally, Cup Match involved only black Bermudians. It started in August 1835 with recently freed black Bermudian slaves taking an unofficial day off work to celebrate their August 1st 1834 Emancipation. Taking... Read more of this article

One Week Left To Sign Up: Youth America’s Cup

One Week Left To Sign Up: Youth America’s Cup

Only one week remains to sign-up ahead of the first round of try outs for Team Bermuda’s entry in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Thus far, 35 have submitted expressions of interest to try out for the team at its first open casting call on August 8, 2015. “We’re very pleased with the response to date,” said Craig Brown, vice chairperson... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

New: Extension, Obituaries, Weekly Newsletters

New: Extension, Obituaries, Weekly Newsletters

Bernews is pleased to be launching a few new services; including a Chrome extension delivering the latest headlines directly in your browser, an obituaries section, and three weekly newsletters aimed at helping to you stay up-to-date on the latest in the world of business, sports, and entertainment.Chrome Extension Our new Chrome Extension allows... Read more of this article

‘Benched’ Design-Build Competition Results

‘Benched’ Design-Build Competition Results

The Institute of Bermuda Architects [IBA] today [July 27] announced the winners of “Benched”, a design-build competition aimed at students in both high school and university. The competition was also supported by co-sponsors, Construction Association of Bermuda [CAOB]. The first place winners are BOW: Bench On Wheels [Azra Smith and Kevin Simmons]... Read more of this article

WTM Adjusted Book Value Per Share Of $671

WTM Adjusted Book Value Per Share Of $671

Bermuda-domiciled White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. [WTM] reported an adjusted book value per share of $671 at June 30, 2015, up 1.1% for both the second quarter and first six months of 2015, including dividends. Ray Barrette, Chairman and CEO, commented, “It was a solid quarter.  Sirius Group reported a 78% combined ratio continuing... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Hamilton Princess Launches Marina Takeaway

Hamilton Princess Launches Marina Takeaway

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, a Fairmont-managed hotel, is launching a new takeaway food service for boaters, with the service available at the hotel’s marina, with the offerings including salads, sandwiches and desserts as well as a selection of Champagnes, wines and beers. Sandwiches include the traditional Club Sandwich; the Pulled Pork... Read more of this article

18 Restaurants Enter Fish Sandwich Contest

18 Restaurants Enter Fish Sandwich Contest

[Updated] Eleven local restaurants have confirmed their participation in the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s search for the island’s best fish sandwich next month. The deadline for enrolled participation is this coming Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The BTA’s Product & Experiences division is challenging restaurateurs to win the endorsements of local... Read more of this article

Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

The Astronaut Wives Club –an American period drama television series that debuted last month on ABC — recently included an episode that saw Bermuda play a key role as the show focused on the Sealab project, which took place only a few miles off the island in the 1960s. The mission saw an underwater habitat submerged into the Atlantic Ocean... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said that their appeal for the South Basin landfill and development scheme was dismissed by the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy. “BEST had hoped to have the end-use portion of the proposal de-coupled from the rest of the development.  This would have provided for public consultation... Read more of this article

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

Although the weather may not have fully cooperated on Saturday, June 27th, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s annual REEF Watch citizen science initiative, sponsored by Hiscox, has proven to be another successful year. The event supports the work of the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring [BREAM] programme led by chief scientist Dr. Thaddeus... Read more of this article

Photos: Jewelry Collection From Sea Plastics

Photos: Jewelry Collection From Sea Plastics

St George’s artist and designer Tara Cassidy has released a collection of unique jewelry that aims to highlight an environmental cause, with each piece in the collection made from upcycled sea plastics and “inspired by the land, sand and sea of Bermuda.” The La Graza Bermuda website says, “La Garza is proud to announce the release... Read more of this article

CRIME

Junior “Scientist” Ming Remanded In Custody

Junior “Scientist” Ming Remanded In Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [July 27], 51-year-old Junior Ming — also known as ‘Scientist’ — pleaded not guilty to three charges involving allegations of threatening words and threatening behaviour in July. Ming denied telling one woman: “Call the f***** police. I’ll knock your block off,” also denied saying... Read more of this article

40-Year-Old Shooting Victim Remains In ICU

40-Year-Old Shooting Victim Remains In ICU

As of this morning [July 26], the 40-year-old Hamilton parish man who was shot at the Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club on July 2nd remains in the ICU in “critical but stable condition.”A police spokesperson said, “At last check 6:45am Sunday, July 26th the 40 year old Hamilton parish man shot and injured at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club... Read more of this article

Robbery At Mr. Chicken Express in Devonshire

Robbery At Mr. Chicken Express in Devonshire

On Friday evening [July 24] two males — one brandishing a bladed article — gained entry into Mr. Chicken Express in Devonshire and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken; however no employees were injured. “Around 10:20pm on Friday, July 24th police officers were dispatched to a reported armed robbery at Mr. Chicken... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

New: Extension, Obituaries, Weekly Newsletters

New: Extension, Obituaries, Weekly Newsletters

Bernews is pleased to be launching a few new services; including a Chrome extension delivering the latest headlines directly in your browser, an obituaries section, and three weekly newsletters aimed at helping to you stay up-to-date on the latest in the world of business, sports, and entertainment.Chrome Extension Our new Chrome Extension allows you to get the latest... Read more of this article

Crown & Anchor App Launched For Cup Match

Crown & Anchor App Launched For Cup Match

Nova has launched a new Crown and Anchor app just in time for Cup Match, with the new mobile application part of a training and mentoring initiative between their senior staff and Bermudian intern Chris Wellman. The idea originated on Mr Wellman’s first day of orientation at Nova when he and Nova Managing Director and Chief Software Architect Sandra DeSilva started... Read more of this article

Roban Calls For CCTV To Expand To Schools

Roban Calls For CCTV To Expand To Schools

“The PLP calls once again for the government to consider the expansion of the islandwide CCTV camera system to the grounds of public facilities such as our schools,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said. Mr Roban said, “In May of this year the Minister of National Security announced the near completion of the installation of a +$6 million... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Collision In Southampton, Traffic Being Diverted

Collision In Southampton, Traffic Being Diverted

Traffic is being diverted in the Southampton area this morning [July 28] due a collision on Middle Road by Five Star Island, which saw a car strike a utility pole, resulting in the pole being in the road. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said that, as of 6.30am, traffic is being diverted in the area. Related StoriesPhotos: Collision Leaves... Read more of this article

Photos: Collision Leaves Bus Shelter Damaged

Photos: Collision Leaves Bus Shelter Damaged

A vehicle collision in Devonshire this morning resulted in a damaged bus shelter in the vicinity, with police saying the “circumstances surrounding this collision are unclear at this time.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 6.20am this morning [July 27], police responded to a single vehicle collision on Christ Church Lane near the... Read more of this article

Man In Critical Condition In ICU After Collision

Man In Critical Condition In ICU After Collision

A 28 year old male guest worker is in critical condition in the ICU following a collision yesterday in Warwick. “Around 6:50pm on Sunday [July 26], police responded to a reported collision which took place on South Road in Warwick just east of Warwick Long Bay,” Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said.“It was reported that a 28 year... Read more of this article


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