PLP Call For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

PLP Call For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

This “knee jerk reaction” shows that the “OBA is not a party that learns from their mistakes,” and the PLP “continues to call for joint comprehensive immigration reform rather than this piece meal approach,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Mr Roban’s statement follows after the Government... Read more of this article

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Another installment in the Veterans In Action reggae concert series will see a Bob Marley tribute event held tomorrow night [Feb 6], coinciding with the reggae legend’s birthday. The concert will be presented by Veterans In Action Bermuda, in association with Carlsberg, and will be held at the BAA Gymnassium, with gates opening at 8.30pm.The... Read more of this article

CableVision Respond To Channel 82 Situation

CableVision Respond To Channel 82 Situation

Following Channel 82′s public statement that Cablevision wants them to “pay to continue providing local programming,” Cablevision said they will “continue to air Channel 82 for 60 days” while they work with the company to come to an agreement. In a post on social media, the company said, “We have upsetting news for... Read more of this article

MP Walton Brown: “The Time For Direct Action”

MP Walton Brown: “The Time For Direct Action”

“The OBA government has completely lost its mind” and “this is the time for direct action,” said MP Walton Brown today following the Government’s announcement of proposed changes to the island’s immigration laws. The Government announced earlier today that they plan to make changes to the law to provide pathways to... Read more of this article

Correction Made To 2014 Cruise Visitor Data

Correction Made To 2014 Cruise Visitor Data

While compiling the year-end 2015 visitor arrival data, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] discovered a discrepancy in the average cruise visitor spending category and requested its research vendor re-check both the 2014 and 2015 calculations it had supplied, the BTA said today. The BTA said, “This process resulted in the discovery of a calculation... Read more of this article

Changes Planned: Provide Pathways To Status

Changes Planned: Provide Pathways To Status

[Updated with video] The Government plans to make changes to the law to provide pathways to Permanent Residency and Bermuda status for some long-term residents, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy announced today. The Minister said they will amend the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956, with changes to include any person who is ordinarily... Read more of this article

Court: Prisoner Admits Cannabis Possession

Court: Prisoner Admits Cannabis Possession

Already serving a prison sentence for his part in the double murder at the Belvin’s store on Happy Valley Road, LeVeck Roberts was sentenced to sixty days after being convicted of possessing cannabis. In this morning’s [Feb 5] Plea Court, Roberts plead guilty to being in possession of 0.78 grams of cannabis and doing so in the Increased... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: World Cancer Day Marked

Photos & Video: World Cancer Day Marked

In celebration of World Cancer Day 2016, several island groups came together yesterday [Feb 4] in order to unite against the disease, with Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, PALS, Friends of Hospice, and Bermuda Hospitals Board partnering in order to “help reduce the burden of cancer in Bermuda.” That effort included 100 seconds of silence... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘We Completely Reject The Premise’

OBA: ‘We Completely Reject The Premise’

“We completely reject the premise of the Bermuda Industrial Union’s special edition of The Workers’ Voice” as “their presentation of information is twisted, misleading and false,” the OBA said. This follows after the Workers Voice released a special edition focused on the “State of Employment for Bermudians under the... Read more of this article

500 Days To America’s Cup Racing In Bermuda

500 Days To America’s Cup Racing In Bermuda

The defending champion of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA, will face the top challenging team in race one of the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton in 500 days, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Racing will take place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, a natural amphitheater that offers up varied, challenging, racing conditions.As the clock... Read more of this article

Marc Bean: ‘OBA’s Policies Have Been Rejected’

Marc Bean: ‘OBA’s Policies Have Been Rejected’

“The OBA’s candidate and the OBA’s policies have been rejected,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean following Diallo Rabain’s victory at the Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central by-election last night. Mr Bean said, “For the second time in two years Bermudians have been given the opportunity to let their voices be heard... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

Photos & Video: Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

Voters headed to the polls yesterday [Feb 4] for the Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central by-election, with the PLP’s Diallo Rabain winning with 461 votes, compared to 351 votes for the OBA’s Andrew Simons. Following the final vote count, Mr Rabain said, “First, I’d like to thank the constituents of Devonshire North Central;... Read more of this article

Updates: PLP’s Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

Updates: PLP’s Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

[Updating: The PLP's Diallo Rabain has won] Voters are heading to the polls today [Feb 4] for the by-election in Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central, with Diallo Rabain standing for the PLP, while Andrew Simons is the OBA candidate. The by-election was prompted by the retirement of PLP MP Glenn Blakeney, who submitted his resignation letter to... Read more of this article

Video: “Preserve Marriage” Press Conference

Video: “Preserve Marriage” Press Conference

“Preserve Marriage” — the group behind the petition opposing same sex marriage — held a press conference today, where they said they will be hosting a public demonstration at 12.00pm on Tuesday, February 9th at the Cabinet Grounds.Speaking at today’s press conference, Bishop Jones said, “We would like the public that is... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Another installment in the Veterans In Action reggae concert series will see a Bob Marley tribute event held tomorrow night [Feb 6], coinciding with the reggae legend’s birthday. The concert will be presented by Veterans In Action Bermuda, in association with Carlsberg, and will be held at the BAA Gymnassium, with gates opening at 8.30pm.The... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: World Cancer Day Marked

Photos & Video: World Cancer Day Marked

In celebration of World Cancer Day 2016, several island groups came together yesterday [Feb 4] in order to unite against the disease, with Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, PALS, Friends of Hospice, and Bermuda Hospitals Board partnering in order to “help reduce the burden of cancer in Bermuda.” That effort included 100 seconds of silence... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

Photos & Video: Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

Voters headed to the polls yesterday [Feb 4] for the Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central by-election, with the PLP’s Diallo Rabain winning with 461 votes, compared to 351 votes for the OBA’s Andrew Simons. Following the final vote count, Mr Rabain said, “First, I’d like to thank the constituents of Devonshire North Central;... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Danish Sailing Team Returns To Bermuda

Danish Sailing Team Returns To Bermuda

The Danish sailing team has returned to Bermuda following their appearance in the Bermuda Gold Cup, with plans for a few weeks of training “in the beautiful waters of Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “It’s been a few months since the top Danish team with skipper Nicolai Sehested left Bermuda after the Bermuda Gold Cup, but now they... Read more of this article

Bowling: Second Spring Seniors League Results

Bowling: Second Spring Seniors League Results

In Second Spring Senior Bowling League action at the Warwick lanes saw the Last Minutes go down 4 – 0 to the Pinsplitters, Go Get It and the Islanders drew 2 – 2, the Blue Angels defeated the Last Pin 3 – 1 and the Drifters defeated Old ‘N Kickin 3 – 1. Men Handicap Game: Ellsworth Bear, Sr. 247 Richard Norville 222 Llewellyn Jones 218 Men... Read more of this article

Football Team To Travel To St Kitts & Nevis

Football Team To Travel To St Kitts & Nevis

The Bermuda Football Association confirmed that the Senior Men’s team will travel to St Kitts and Nevis to play two matches. On February 19th the team will play the St. Kitts U20 team in Nevis and on February 21st they will play a full international Friendly against the St. Kitts Senior National Team. The BFA said they intend to make tickets for the... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Stevedoring Services Signs Five Year Lease

Stevedoring Services Signs Five Year Lease

Stevedoring Services Ltd [SSL] will continue to operate the Hamilton docks for the next 5 years after today signing a new lease with the Corporation of Hamilton. The company, a subsidiary of Polaris Holding Company Ltd, has been responsible for dock operations for more than 15 years. Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling says, “The atmosphere on the... Read more of this article

Aspen Insurance Net Income: $117.9 Million

Aspen Insurance Net Income: $117.9 Million

Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited reported net income after tax of $117.9 million, or $1.75 per diluted share, and operating income after tax of $84.0 million, or $1.21 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015. Chris O’Kane, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “2015 was a year of significant progress across Aspen. We continued... Read more of this article

Everest Re Group Reports 2015 Q4 Earnings

Everest Re Group Reports 2015 Q4 Earnings

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, Ltd. reported fourth quarter 2015 after-tax operating income1 available to common shareholders of $353.5 million, or $8.17 per diluted common share, compared to after-tax operating income of $331.5 million, or $7.28 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2014. Net income available to common shareholders... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Did You Ever Meet Lord Yehudi Menuhin?

Did You Ever Meet Lord Yehudi Menuhin?

The Menuhin Foundation is calling on people who met Lord Yehudi Menuhin to come forward and take part in a gathering in his honour, with a “collection of memories of all the students whose lives he touched.” The Foundation is also reminding that tickets for the upcoming ‘Menuhin Foundation Exclusive‘ are on sale now. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Video: Warrior King Set For Bob Marley Tribute

Another installment in the Veterans In Action reggae concert series will see a Bob Marley tribute event held tomorrow night [Feb 6], coinciding with the reggae legend’s birthday. The concert will be presented by Veterans In Action Bermuda, in association with Carlsberg, and will be held at the BAA Gymnassium, with gates opening at 8.30pm.The... Read more of this article

CableVision Respond To Channel 82 Situation

CableVision Respond To Channel 82 Situation

Following Channel 82′s public statement that Cablevision wants them to “pay to continue providing local programming,” Cablevision said they will “continue to air Channel 82 for 60 days” while they work with the company to come to an agreement. In a post on social media, the company said, “We have upsetting news for... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

White Hill Field Community Clean Up On Feb 6

White Hill Field Community Clean Up On Feb 6

There will be a community cleanup at White Hill Field on Saturday, February 6 from 10.00am to 2.00pm, with area MP Jamahl Simmons urging the public to support work in “very important part of our area.” MP Simmons said, “This is a non-political event; this is a community event, driven by the community, that we in the Progressive Labour... Read more of this article

Update On Importation Of Glyphosate Products

Update On Importation Of Glyphosate Products

The Ministry of Health Seniors and Environment said they will “permit the importation of Ready To Use glyphosate products” and the “ban on concentrated forms of glyphosate will continue.” A Ministry spokesperson said, “At the request of the International Agency for Research on Cancer [IARC], the specialized cancer agency... Read more of this article

Park Campaigners Deliver 3,700 Name Petition

Park Campaigners Deliver 3,700 Name Petition

Take Back Our Park [TBOP] campaigners have handed over a 3,700 name petition to Government calling for work on a maintenance yard in the Botanical Gardens to be abandoned. “Under the plans, the yard is to be built as a daily mustering point for more than 100 Department of Parks staff and parking zone for dozens of vehicles,” the group said. “There... Read more of this article

CRIME

Court: Prisoner Admits Cannabis Possession

Court: Prisoner Admits Cannabis Possession

Already serving a prison sentence for his part in the double murder at the Belvin’s store on Happy Valley Road, LeVeck Roberts was sentenced to sixty days after being convicted of possessing cannabis. In this morning’s [Feb 5] Plea Court, Roberts plead guilty to being in possession of 0.78 grams of cannabis and doing so in the Increased... Read more of this article

Shooting Victim Not ‘Involved In Gang Activity’

Shooting Victim Not ‘Involved In Gang Activity’

The police have appealed for witnesses to the shooting that took place in Pembroke on January 22, and said “the victim, a 20-year-old man who we believe not to be involved in any gang activity, is making steady progress.” Following the shooting last month, the police said that “it appears that a 20-year-old Pembroke man was riding... Read more of this article

18-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Robbery

18-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Robbery

An 18-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the robbery that took place at the Tigermarket in Hamilton Parish on Monday night, the police confirmed today. Following the robbery, the police said the suspect got an undisclosed amount of cash, and as he was leaving he “ran over” the female cashier.A police spokesperson said, “Police... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

CableVision Respond To Channel 82 Situation

CableVision Respond To Channel 82 Situation

Following Channel 82′s public statement that Cablevision wants them to “pay to continue providing local programming,” Cablevision said they will “continue to air Channel 82 for 60 days” while they work with the company to come to an agreement. In a post on social media, the company said, “We have upsetting news for Channel 82 supporters... Read more of this article

Safer Internet Day To Be Held On February 9th

Safer Internet Day To Be Held On February 9th

On February 9th, the Department of E-Commerce will host the second annual Safer Internet Day at Somersfield Academy from 10am to 1pm. The free event is sponsored by BF&M, Butterfield Bank, Clarien Bank, Digicel, and Somersfield Academy and is specifically geared towards the Island’s seniors and aims to remind them of the many ways to stay safe online. A light lunch... Read more of this article

Ten New Apprentices Start At Digicel & BTC

Ten New Apprentices Start At Digicel & BTC

The ten successful candidates for the new Digicel & BTC apprenticeship program started this week, which marks the beginning of a three-year training scheme designed to train young Bermudians in the vital role of technical engineers. “Following the influx of over 200 applicants, the ten successful candidates were selected for their exceptional desire to be part... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Vehicles Collide On South Road In Paget

Vehicles Collide On South Road In Paget

At approximately 3.45pm today [Feb 3], emergency services responded to a collision that occurred on South Road in Paget, just west of the south roundabout. The collision appeared to involve a truck and two cars. At least one person was conveyed to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment to unknown injuries. Details are limited at this time, however... Read more of this article

20-Year-Old Woman Still In ICU After Collision

20-Year-Old Woman Still In ICU After Collision

A 20-year-old woman remains listed in critical condition in the ICU following a collision on Monday morning [Feb 1] in Southampton, with an investigation into the accident underway. A police spokesperson said, “The 20 year old woman involved in the road traffic accident that took place on Monday morning is still listed in critical condition... Read more of this article

Woman In Critical Condition In ICU After Collision

Woman In Critical Condition In ICU After Collision

A 20-year-old woman is listed in critical condition in the ICU with serious head injuries following a collision on Sunday night in Southampton, the police said today. A police spokesperson said, “First responders attended a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision that took around 11:10pm Sunday night on Middle Road in Southampton in... Read more of this article


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