30 Minute Video: July 24 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 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

Loggerhead Turtle Released After Rehabilitation

Loggerhead Turtle Released After Rehabilitation

A loggerhead turtle named ‘Chad’ — who was found entangled in cargo netting last October — was released into the waters off our coast last week after a lengthy rehabilitation at Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ]. “Divers from Blue Water Divers found Chad floating in Ely’s Harbour in October of last year. Chad was... Read more of this article

X20 Adventures Waterpark Opens In West End

X20 Adventures Waterpark Opens In West End

The X20 Adventures Waterpark opened this weekend in Daniels Head Beach Park in the west end, offering a floating obstacle course and waterpark with slides, towers and more. “The ‘Belly Buster’ is Bermuda’s first floating obstacle course and offers a unique island adventure along with traditional family fun. The waterpark sprawls... Read more of this article

Video: Police On Murder Of Jahcari Francis

Video: Police On Murder Of Jahcari Francis

[Updated] The Police held a press conference this afternoon [July 24] regarding the murder of 20-year-old Jahcari Francis, which they said is “being treated as a gang shooting murder between rival gang members.” The press conference has just concluded and we will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the 13-minute live... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Future Leaders Programme

Photos & Video: Future Leaders Programme

A new programme encouraging students to become leaders in their community recently held its closing ceremony and programme showcase. The Future Leaders Programme was launched by Ryan Robinson Perinchief and combines hands-on education, community service and mentoring to empower students ages 13 to 17 to recognise their roles as leaders within their... Read more of this article

Bermuda Athletes Win Medals At Youth Games

Bermuda Athletes Win Medals At Youth Games

This evening, Bermuda’s Commonwealth Youth Games team — including medalists Matthew Oliveira [Gold and Bronze in Cycling], Sakari Famous [Bronze in High Jump] and Alyssa Rowse [Bronze in Cycling] — will arrive home. Accompanying the team will be the Queen’s Baton, which makes its way to Bermuda as part of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess Submits Casino Application

Hamilton Princess Submits Casino Application

Alan Dunch, Chairman of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission [BCGC], today announced the Hamilton Princess Casino Limited Company has submitted a “substantially completed Casino License Application, in a bid to become the Island’s first Integrated Resort Casino.” “The fully-funded application, submitted in answer to the Commission’s... Read more of this article


BDA Featured In Top Ten “Unlucky Locations”

BDA Featured In Top Ten “Unlucky Locations”

Bermuda was recently featured in a Weather Channel Original titled ‘Top Ten ‘Unlucky Locations.” The episode explored various hurricanes to have hit Bermuda, focusing on Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo, which hit Bermuda in 2014 less than a week apart, and Hurricane Nicole, which hit Bermuda two years later. “In 2014 when Hurricane... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the Bermuda and Jamaica football match, Patricia Gordon-Pamplin named the interim OBA Leader and Sylvan Richards named interim OBA Deputy Leader, Natural Blessings Hair & Beauty Expo, bystanders assist man from capsized boat, and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to... Read more of this article

BizCamp Students Visit Hub Culture Village

BizCamp Students Visit Hub Culture Village

Aspiring young Bermudian entrepreneurs attending BizCamp were hosted at Hub Culture Village Friday afternoon where they experienced this invitation-led global collaboration network. Founder Stan Stalnaker explained to the young participants how Hub Culture’s four functions – Pavilions [places to collaborate], Knowledge Brokerage [consulting... Read more of this article

Ministers Greet Returning Athletes At Airport

Ministers Greet Returning Athletes At Airport

Some of Bermuda’s athletes competing overseas returned home tonight [July 23] and were greeted on their arrival at the airport by family and friends, and newly appointed Minister of Education Diallo Rabain and Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo. The Bermuda U19 Rugby Team traveled to Miami, Florida recently to participate in the RAN Super... Read more of this article

Live Updates/Video: Bermuda vs Jamaica

Live Updates/Video: Bermuda vs Jamaica

Following their impressive 5-1 victory over Curaçao, Bermuda is currently taking on Jamaica in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s Under-20 Qualifier, with the two teams matching up at the National Sports Center this evening. While our live coverage is dependent on the connection so we hope it holds [!], we are streaming live video on Bernews Facebook... Read more of this article

Black Enterprise CEO Inspires Entrepreneurs

Black Enterprise CEO Inspires Entrepreneurs

Local entrepreneurs picked up valuable insight about growing their businesses from leading international small business expert, Earl Butch Graves, Jr., CEO of Black Enterprise and board member of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. In a 30 minute talk, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers, Mr Graves talked primarily about access to capital, the... Read more of this article

Sunday July 23rd ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Sunday July 23rd ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Bermuda defeating Curaçao 5-1 in U20 football qualifier, Andrew Brookes was awarded the Gil Tucker Scholarship, Bermuda was featured on BBC Travel Show, Bermuda Civic Ballet is celebrating its 45th anniversary, and Wild Herbs and Plants of Bermuda is getting set to present a Diabetic Tasters event were all some of the positive news stories... Read more of this article

Two Motorcyclists Injured In Warwick Collision

Two Motorcyclists Injured In Warwick Collision

[Updated] Two motorcyclists were injured and transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital tonight {July 22] following a collision on Middle Road in Warwick. Traffic is currently being diverted away from the area. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:20pm Saturday, July 22nd police and first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle... Read more of this article

Photos: Natural Blessings Hair & Beauty Expo

Photos: Natural Blessings Hair & Beauty Expo

Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center [NMAC] teamed up with Bermudian Naturalista Nicole Famous to present the sixth annual Natural Blessings Hair & Beauty Expo today [July 22] at St. Paul Centennial Hall in Hamilton. The event highlighted Bermuda’s top natural hair stylists, offered tips on wear and care of natural hair, along with a presentation... Read more of this article

‘Dealio’ App To Encourage Local Shopping

‘Dealio’ App To Encourage Local Shopping

Bermudian, Chris Phillips, has launched his first app ‘Dealio’ which he hopes will encourage Bermudians to shop locally and will in turn help improve the local economy. Phillips told Bernews: “I had the idea of a buyer’s club a few years back but it wasn’t until a pivotal conversation with Wayne Caines about a year ago... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Lusher Performs With Chance The Rapper

Video: Lusher Performs With Chance The Rapper

On July 5, NPR released an installment of their popular ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ series featuring Chance the Rapper. Behind Chance, Bermudian Ben Lusher and his fellow ‘Thirdstory’ band members, Richard Saunders and Elliot Skinner, performed as background vocalists on the small stage in the middle of an NPR office. The set featured... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 24 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 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: Police On Murder Of Jahcari Francis

Video: Police On Murder Of Jahcari Francis

[Updated] The Police held a press conference this afternoon [July 24] regarding the murder of 20-year-old Jahcari Francis, which they said is “being treated as a gang shooting murder between rival gang members.” The press conference has just concluded and we will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the 13-minute live... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos/Results: Power Boating At Ferry Reach

Photos/Results: Power Boating At Ferry Reach

The 2017 Bermuda Power Boat Association season continued at Ferry Reach on Sunday [July 23] with two inshore races giving spectators a close up view of the day’s racing action. Race one and two saw the same results with Shaki Easton and Errin Butterfield winning both A Class races and, Andrew Cottingham and Henry Talbot winning both D Class races.... Read more of this article

Special ‘Cup Match’ Themed Olde Towne Market

Special ‘Cup Match’ Themed Olde Towne Market

The Olde Town Market is set to come back for Cup Match, with Ray Lambert, BEDC Economic Development Officer for St. George’s, working with the Olde Towne Market Committee to coordinate the market on Sunday July 30th from 2pm – 6pm. Water Street in St. George’s will be transformed into all things Cup Match to make sure that locals and tourists... Read more of this article

Bermuda Athletes Win Medals At Youth Games

Bermuda Athletes Win Medals At Youth Games

This evening, Bermuda’s Commonwealth Youth Games team — including medalists Matthew Oliveira [Gold and Bronze in Cycling], Sakari Famous [Bronze in High Jump] and Alyssa Rowse [Bronze in Cycling] — will arrive home. Accompanying the team will be the Queen’s Baton, which makes its way to Bermuda as part of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Special ‘Cup Match’ Themed Olde Towne Market

Special ‘Cup Match’ Themed Olde Towne Market

The Olde Town Market is set to come back for Cup Match, with Ray Lambert, BEDC Economic Development Officer for St. George’s, working with the Olde Towne Market Committee to coordinate the market on Sunday July 30th from 2pm – 6pm. Water Street in St. George’s will be transformed into all things Cup Match to make sure that locals and tourists... Read more of this article

X20 Adventures Waterpark Opens In West End

X20 Adventures Waterpark Opens In West End

The X20 Adventures Waterpark opened this weekend in Daniels Head Beach Park in the west end, offering a floating obstacle course and waterpark with slides, towers and more. “The ‘Belly Buster’ is Bermuda’s first floating obstacle course and offers a unique island adventure along with traditional family fun. The waterpark sprawls... Read more of this article

Dept: Phase Out Of Specific Refrigerant Gas

Dept: Phase Out Of Specific Refrigerant Gas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is informing the public that the “phase out of a specific refrigerant gas that is used to cool some of Bermuda’s industrial spaces, commercial spaces and homes is likely to affect supplies of this gas on the island.” A Government spokesperson said, “The phasing out of certain gasses... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Video: Lusher Performs With Chance The Rapper

Video: Lusher Performs With Chance The Rapper

On July 5, NPR released an installment of their popular ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ series featuring Chance the Rapper. Behind Chance, Bermudian Ben Lusher and his fellow ‘Thirdstory’ band members, Richard Saunders and Elliot Skinner, performed as background vocalists on the small stage in the middle of an NPR office. The set featured... Read more of this article

X20 Adventures Waterpark Opens In West End

X20 Adventures Waterpark Opens In West End

The X20 Adventures Waterpark opened this weekend in Daniels Head Beach Park in the west end, offering a floating obstacle course and waterpark with slides, towers and more. “The ‘Belly Buster’ is Bermuda’s first floating obstacle course and offers a unique island adventure along with traditional family fun. The waterpark sprawls... Read more of this article

BUEI: ‘Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry’

BUEI: ‘Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Talks series is getting set to present “Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry” with Dr. Corey Eddy on Thursday, July 27, beginning at 7.30pm at BUEI Auditorium. The events poster says, “Over the past several years, Corey’s research has revealed a lot about Bermuda’s marine environment,... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Loggerhead Turtle Released After Rehabilitation

Loggerhead Turtle Released After Rehabilitation

A loggerhead turtle named ‘Chad’ — who was found entangled in cargo netting last October — was released into the waters off our coast last week after a lengthy rehabilitation at Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ]. “Divers from Blue Water Divers found Chad floating in Ely’s Harbour in October of last year. Chad was... Read more of this article

BUEI: ‘Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry’

BUEI: ‘Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Talks series is getting set to present “Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry” with Dr. Corey Eddy on Thursday, July 27, beginning at 7.30pm at BUEI Auditorium. The events poster says, “Over the past several years, Corey’s research has revealed a lot about Bermuda’s marine environment,... Read more of this article

Greenrock Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Greenrock Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Greenrock has congratulated the Premier and the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] on their election victory. Executive Director of Greenrock, Jonathan Starling said, “Greenrock would like to congratulate Premier David Burt and the Progressive Labour Party on their election victory and forming the new Government. “We look forward to working with... Read more of this article

CRIME

Video: Police On Murder Of Jahcari Francis

Video: Police On Murder Of Jahcari Francis

[Updated] The Police held a press conference this afternoon [July 24] regarding the murder of 20-year-old Jahcari Francis, which they said is “being treated as a gang shooting murder between rival gang members.” The press conference has just concluded and we will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the 13-minute live... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Jahcari Francis

Police Confirm Death Of Jahcari Francis

[Updated] The police confirmed that a man has died following a shooting in Devonshire last night. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:45pm Wednesday, July 19th police‎ responded to reports of gunshots in the Upland Street, Devonshire area. “Initial information indicates that one man was shot and taken to hospital via ambulance. An... Read more of this article

BPS Investigate “Anti-Social Conduct” Videos

BPS Investigate “Anti-Social Conduct” Videos

Police are investigating two videos circulating on social media that show “anti-social conduct and what appear to be crimes of violence” and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those depicted in the videos. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware that there are currently two videos circulating... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

‘Dealio’ App To Encourage Local Shopping

‘Dealio’ App To Encourage Local Shopping

Bermudian, Chris Phillips, has launched his first app ‘Dealio’ which he hopes will encourage Bermudians to shop locally and will in turn help improve the local economy. Phillips told Bernews: “I had the idea of a buyer’s club a few years back but it wasn’t until a pivotal conversation with Wayne Caines about a year ago that I really started... Read more of this article

2017 Technology Leadership Forum On July 25

2017 Technology Leadership Forum On July 25

The Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] will host its annual IT Summer Networking Event on Tuesday, July 25 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. A spokesperson said, “On July 25, 2017, the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] will host its annual IT Summer Networking Event at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club from 5:30-7:30pm. “University and College students in... Read more of this article

Chamber & BEDC To Host Creative Technology

Chamber & BEDC To Host Creative Technology

Local entrepreneurs are invited to attend two live forums on creative technology with international innovator Peter Corbett on Wednesday, July 19. The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce [BCC] has partnered with the U.S. Consulate General [USCG] and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] to host a series of live events around entrepreneurship and creative technology. A... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two Motorcyclists Injured In Warwick Collision

Two Motorcyclists Injured In Warwick Collision

[Updated] Two motorcyclists were injured and transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital tonight {July 22] following a collision on Middle Road in Warwick. Traffic is currently being diverted away from the area. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:20pm Saturday, July 22nd police and first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Sophie Fraser-Smith

Police Confirm Death Of Sophie Fraser-Smith

The Bermuda Police Service have now confirmed the death of 21 year old Sophie Fraser-Smith, and said they extends sincere condolences to her family and friends. “Ms. Fraser Smith was seriously injured around 3:10pm Tuesday, July 18th when a truck collided with the motorcycle she was riding along Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Scenic... Read more of this article

36-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

36-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

The 36-year-old female car driver injured in a Harrington Sound Road, Hamilton Parish car crash has been transferred from the ICU to a general ward at the hospital. A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [July 19th] the 36 year old female car driver injured in a Harrington Sound Road, Hamilton parish car crash around 5:45pm Friday,... Read more of this article