29 Year Old Man Shot Dead In Southampton

29 Year Old Man Shot Dead In Southampton

[Updated] At sometime around 11.00pm this evening [Apr 23] there was a shooting in the Southampton area and police — including Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro — can be seen in the area, and crime scene tape is also visible. Area residents are indicating they heard multiple shots and also indicating that they believe someone may... Read more of this article

SPCA Offers Reward For Info On Injured Puppy

SPCA Offers Reward For Info On Injured Puppy

The SPCA is offering a $500 reward to anyone who has any information leading to the conviction of the person[s] responsible for placing a puppy with a docked tail in a dumpster in Devonshire on April 10, 2014. As we previously reported, the puppy was found in a dumpster by a Bernews reader who emailed the photo in, and after contacting the SPCA we received... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: St George’s Peppercorn Ceremony

Photos/Video: St George’s Peppercorn Ceremony

[Updated with video] Despite the less than co-operative weather, the annual Peppercorn Ceremony took place this morning [Apr 23] in St. George’s, following a tradition which first began in 1816. Marked by pomp, circumstance and pageantry, the King’s Square ceremony requires the Governor to accept the annual peppercorn rent paid by Freemasons for... Read more of this article

Bus & Ferry Service To Be Reduced Tomorrow

Bus & Ferry Service To Be Reduced Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s ferry and bus service will be affected due to BIU meeting which will be held from 10.30am to 12.00pm, the Transport Ministry said today.A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Industrial Union staff from the Department of Public Transportation [DPT] and Department of Marine and Ports [M&P] will attend a meeting on Thursday, April... Read more of this article

Aliyyah Ahad Selected As 2014 Rhodes Scholar

Aliyyah Ahad Selected As 2014 Rhodes Scholar

The Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee announced that Ms Aliyyah Ahad has been selected as Bermuda’s Rhodes Scholar 2014. Aliyyah is the daughter of Abdallah and Ameenah Ahad of Sandys Parish, Bermuda. Aliyyah attended Bermuda High School and graduated in 2008 with top results in her GCSEs and the International Baccalaureate. Aliyyah... Read more of this article

Bermudian Honour Students Inducted Into STTI

Bermudian Honour Students Inducted Into STTI

Three Bermudian students have been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing [STTI], a group that requires that inductees be in the top 15 percent of their respective classes. Angelita Trott, Khamani Fox, and Dunae Richards are all senior students at the University of Barry in Miami, Florida; all three are getting set... Read more of this article

PLP: Cannot Build With Ideas From Last Century

PLP: Cannot Build With Ideas From Last Century

“The governing OBA promised Bermuda 2,000 jobs, yet in their first year as government, total job losses stand at 1,166,” Shadow Finance Minister David Burt said today [Apr 23]. Saying “we cannot build an economy for the future with ideas from the last century,” Mr. Burt said we “must look forward and be bold,” mentioning... Read more of this article

CARIFTA Swimmers Win 2 Golds & 2 Silvers

CARIFTA Swimmers Win 2 Golds & 2 Silvers

Bermuda’s swimmers had an excellent opening day at the 2014 CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Aruba, capturing four medals, two of which were gold, and setting one new CARIFTA record. Both Emma Harvey and Jesse Washington won gold medals, while Harvey added another silver, as did the girls relay team. Emma Harvey won gold in the 50m backstroke,... Read more of this article

Opinion: Ethical Question Of Dolphins & Captivity

Opinion: Ethical Question Of Dolphins & Captivity

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] Recently there’s been a lot of discussion in Bermuda on the issue of keeping dolphins in captivity; this appears to have been the unintended result of Dolphin Quest announcing the births of two baby dolphins amongst their captive population. A Role for Aquariums & Zoos To be upfront, I was formerly... Read more of this article

Photos: $38M “Lady Joy” Arrives In St George’s

Photos: $38M “Lady Joy” Arrives In St George’s

The $38 million luxury motor yacht Lady Joy arrived in Bermuda yesterday afternoon [Apr 22], with the 157-ft vessel docked at the Bermuda Yacht Services facility on Ordnance Island in St George’s. Built in 2007 by Christensen, the Lady Joy sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, is capable of carrying up to 11 crew onboard and offers elevator... Read more of this article

Videos: Bodybuilding And Fitness Extravaganza

Videos: Bodybuilding And Fitness Extravaganza

The Bermuda Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation [BBFF] hosted its second Bodybuilding and Fitness Extravaganza at City Hall earlier this month, with some of the island’s fitness enthusiasts taking to the stage. The Men’s Physique was won by Kyle Santucci, Terrence Lightbourne finished second, Arthur Joell finished third, Omar James placed fourth,... Read more of this article

Car Damaged In Collision, Then Abandoned

Car Damaged In Collision, Then Abandoned

At approximately 11.15pm this evening [Apr 22], emergency services responded to a collision involving a car on Harrington Sound Road near the junction with Walsingham Lane in Hamilton Parish. On arrival, the car with multiple areas of damage, was found in the road near a damaged wall but there were no occupants at the scene. Police closed off a section... Read more of this article

VIDEOS

Videos: Bodybuilding And Fitness Extravaganza

Videos: Bodybuilding And Fitness Extravaganza

The Bermuda Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation [BBFF] hosted its second Bodybuilding and Fitness Extravaganza at City Hall earlier this month, with some of the island’s fitness enthusiasts taking to the stage. The Men’s Physique was won by Kyle Santucci, Terrence Lightbourne finished second, Arthur Joell finished third, Omar James placed fourth,... Read more of this article

Video: Scraders Wins Gold CARIFTA Medal

Video: Scraders Wins Gold CARIFTA Medal

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s CARIFTA medal tally is now up to five, with Kyrah Scraders claiming her second medal and Bermuda’s first gold medal of these Games. Competing in the 800 finals this evening [Apr 21], Scraders outsprinted both the Jamaican competitors on the final stretch to cross the line in 2.10.68 to claim her first gold medal... Read more of this article

Ten Videos: Good Friday Events Island-Wide

Ten Videos: Good Friday Events Island-Wide

If you missed the action on Good Friday, catch up with our videos below, which include the Maxi & Freddie Beer Challenge, Peter Fox Pie Challenge, Dunkley’s Gatorade Challenge, Cracker Minors 6 In 60 Challenge and the Mohawk Grand Prix at the Gilbert Lamb Family Fun Day in St David’s; as well as footage from Kitefest at Horseshoe Bay, the PHC... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Football Game To Assist Mother Battling Cancer

Football Game To Assist Mother Battling Cancer

North Village Community Club will be hosting a fundraiser game this Saturday [Apr 26] in an effort to help raise much needed dollars to help defray the hefty medical expenses of Kamala Smith. At 31-years-old, the mother-of-two is battling cancer for the second time. North Village President, Stephen Coddington said “Kamala is part of the North Village... Read more of this article

Photos: Day #2 CARIFTA Games Swimming

Photos: Day #2 CARIFTA Games Swimming

The CARIFTA Games swimming championships continued for the second day in Aruba, with several Bermuda competitors positioning themselves for an appearance in the finals. A  BASA spokesperson said, “The heats on day two started with the 200 freestyle with Ashley Irby and Alyssa Paynter. Alyssa had a good swim in her event but was not able to surpass... Read more of this article

St Kitts & Nevis To Host 2015 CARIFTA Games

St Kitts & Nevis To Host 2015 CARIFTA Games

St Kitts and Nevis have been chosen to host the 2015 CARIFTA Games, while the 2016 Games will be held in Grenada. Both islands have hosted the Games before, with St Kitts and Nevis last hosting in 2008, while Grenada last hosted in 2000. Grenada was chosen as host venue for the 2016 games, an interest which had also been expressed by Turks and Caicos... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: April 23 2014

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: April 23 2014

Today [Apr 23] saw a volume of 5,300 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $24,145.00 BD. 800 of those shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield, which closed at $2.00 per share, even on the day. The final 4,500 shares were traded by KeyTech Ltd, which closed at $5.01 per share, also even on the day. The BSX closed at 1,420.64,... Read more of this article

Matthew Coelho Completes Internship In Halifax

Matthew Coelho Completes Internship In Halifax

Student Matthew Coelho has just completed his co‐op internship at the Dalhousie Risk Analytics Lab in Halifax, Nova Scotia, co‐sponsored by The Bermuda Foundation For Insurance Studies and Nova Ltd. Mr. Coelho graduated from Mount Saint Agnes Academy in 2010 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Informatics degree majoring in Software Systems... Read more of this article

Bermuda Tourism Authority Appoints Victoria Isley

Bermuda Tourism Authority Appoints Victoria Isley

[Updated] The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] announced that Victoria Isley has been named its Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Ms. Isley, an American, will oversee all of the BTA sales and marketing efforts in North America based out of its New York office. She will start her new position on June 2, 2014. BTA CEO Bill Hanbury — who worked with... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Rubber Duck Derby To Take Place On June 1st

Rubber Duck Derby To Take Place On June 1st

This year’s Duck Derby Race will be held on Sunday, June 1st at Ordnance Island, St. George’s. The major sponsor for this event is BELCO, who have sponsored the Duck Derby for the past seventeen years, and funds raised will go towards Friends of Hospice, the charity supporting Agape House and hospice care in Bermuda. This is their biggest fundraising... Read more of this article

Photos: School House Nursery “Mini Ag Show”

Photos: School House Nursery “Mini Ag Show”

In advance of this year’s Agricultural Exhibition, pre-schoolers at the School House Nursery on Brighton Hill Road in Devonshire hosted their own “Mini Ag Show.” The “Mini Ag Show” included the making of various arts & crafts, vegetable critters, baked goods, fruits and vegetables, Bermuda kites, and visits from pets... Read more of this article

Bermuda Day To Be Celebrated In London

Bermuda Day To Be Celebrated In London

Spredluv and CKC Corp are getting set to host the sixth annual Bermuda Day in London on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 12.00pm through 2.00am at Lockside Lounge in the Camden Lock in London’s Camden Town. The promo flyer said, “Come and sample a taste of Bermuda in the heart of London’s Camden Town. “The event will include live music,... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Opinion: Ethical Question Of Dolphins & Captivity

Opinion: Ethical Question Of Dolphins & Captivity

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] Recently there’s been a lot of discussion in Bermuda on the issue of keeping dolphins in captivity; this appears to have been the unintended result of Dolphin Quest announcing the births of two baby dolphins amongst their captive population. A Role for Aquariums & Zoos To be upfront, I was formerly... Read more of this article

First Phase Of Danish Eel Expedition Completed

First Phase Of Danish Eel Expedition Completed

Denmark’s largest marine research vessel has spent three weeks exploring and gathering samples in the spawning grounds of the European eel in the Sargasso Sea, making at least two stops in Bermuda during their time. The first phase of the Danish Eel Expedition has been successfully completed, with the expedition comprising experts from a number... Read more of this article

Greenrock: Let’s Work Together & Do Right Thing

Greenrock: Let’s Work Together & Do Right Thing

Our sewage problems are not going to go away on their own, and hiding our heads in our pink Bermuda sand not an option, “especially when there are some strange and even disgusting things washing up onto that sand,” Greenrock said today. The issue has been in the headlines recently following the U.S. Consulate issuing a “Security Message”... Read more of this article

CRIME

29 Year Old Man Shot Dead In Southampton

29 Year Old Man Shot Dead In Southampton

[Updated] At sometime around 11.00pm this evening [Apr 23] there was a shooting in the Southampton area and police — including Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro — can be seen in the area, and crime scene tape is also visible. Area residents are indicating they heard multiple shots and also indicating that they believe someone may... Read more of this article

Man Denies Assault & Threatening Charges

Man Denies Assault & Threatening Charges

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [Apr 22], a 32-year-old man denied assaulting and uttering threats to two separate people earlier this year before being granted $2,000 bail. Damon Darrell pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting a person in St. George’s in January 2014 and to uttering threatening words to a different person. The second... Read more of this article

54 Year Old Man Denies Threatening Female

54 Year Old Man Denies Threatening Female

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 22], a 54 year old man denied threatening his female neighbour and was released on $1000 bail to stand trial. Chesterfield Robinson pleaded not guilty to telling the woman: “I’m gonna’ kill you, you f**** bit**. You wait and see. I’m gonna’ kill you.” In granting him bail, Magistrate Juan... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

New Bermuda Employment Website Launches

New Bermuda Employment Website Launches

A new website has launched that allows Bermuda residents to find employment more quickly and easily, benefiting both employers and job seekers in its features and usability. By using Watson.bm, those searching for employment on the website are able to upload their resume and navigate available positions by using criteria such as job title, job category, and location. Employers... Read more of this article

TBi Introduces Unlimited Local Calling

TBi Introduces Unlimited Local Calling

 Today TBi announced that customers can now enjoy unlimited local calling to any mobile or fixed number in Bermuda. “Unlimited local calling is an exciting new offering from TBi that helps people stay connected without the inconvenience of watching minutes,” said Gregory Swan [pictured], TBi’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Customers who sign up for... Read more of this article

Dernier Cri Launches Online Fashion Store

Dernier Cri Launches Online Fashion Store

Dernier Cri opened its virtual doors with the launch of a full-featured website that specialises in the latest urban fashions for men, and they plan to launch a section on the online storefront call “Bermuda’s Very Own” to promote and sell the clothing of local designers. According to their website, “Dernier Cri [pronounced dern-yey-kree], meaning... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Car Damaged In Collision, Then Abandoned

Car Damaged In Collision, Then Abandoned

At approximately 11.15pm this evening [Apr 22], emergency services responded to a collision involving a car on Harrington Sound Road near the junction with Walsingham Lane in Hamilton Parish. On arrival, the car with multiple areas of damage, was found in the road near a damaged wall but there were no occupants at the scene. Police closed off a section... Read more of this article

8 Year Old Pedestrian Injured In Car Collision

8 Year Old Pedestrian Injured In Car Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision apparently involving a pedestrian and a car on Crow Lane this afternoon [Apr 21] at approximately 4pm. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel could be seen attending to the pedestrian who appeared to be a school student. An ambulance and Police also attended the scene. The student did not appear... Read more of this article

49 Year Old Flown Overseas After Serious Injury

49 Year Old Flown Overseas After Serious Injury

A 49 year old man has been flown overseas for medical care after apparently falling approximately ten feet off a wall at his Hamilton parish home at 3am on Saturday. The police are making inquiries into the incident, and said anyone with any information should contact the Southside Police Station on 293-2222. A police spokesperson said, “Around... Read more of this article


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