Man Granted Discharge For Christmas Tree Theft

Man Granted Discharge For Christmas Tree Theft

At his original appearance in Plea Court, Ezra Barnett pleaded not guilty to a charge that on 8th December 2014, he stole 23 Christmas trees that belonged to the Shelly Bay Marketplace store. Electing to be tried in Magistrate’s Court, Mr Barnett was given a trial date in late April 2015 at which time he plead guilty. A Social Inquiry Report was... Read more of this article

Court: Opposition Leader Has Trial Date Set

Court: Opposition Leader Has Trial Date Set

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [July 3], Opposition Leader Marc Bean appeared with his lawyer, Charles Richardson, who indicated to Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that prior to going to trial, he would be making legal arguments, in a higher Court, dealing with freedom of expression and other Constitutional matters. The Magistrate set  a provisional... Read more of this article

Dowling, Simmons & Burgess Win Scholarships

Dowling, Simmons & Burgess Win Scholarships

Clarien Bank announced today the recipients of the 4th Clarien Bank Inspiration Scholarship awards, with Nalani Dowling, Kyle Simmons and Kioshi Burgess all receiving the honour. The aim of the scholarship is to encourage academic excellence in the arts for the youth of Bermuda. In order to facilitate this, Clarien Bank is proud to award artistically... Read more of this article

Questions Answered: BPS Extended Sick Leave

Questions Answered: BPS Extended Sick Leave

In the House of Assembly today [July 3], Premier Michael Dunkley provided details on extended sick leave within the Bermuda Police Service. In response to Parliamentary Questions on the subject, the Premier indicated that seven officers in the last three fiscal years had been on extended sick leave and that most had returned to duty. The Premier commented,... Read more of this article

AC: Japanese Team Moving Base To Bermuda

AC: Japanese Team Moving Base To Bermuda

The Japanese America’s Cup team will be moving its operations to Bermuda, setting up its base in Dockyard and will be relocating up to 40 staff members, Minister of Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons in the House of Assembly today [July 3]. Dr Gibbons said, “Today, I am pleased to report that the Japanese America’s Cup Challenger, SoftBank... Read more of this article

Minister: Red Ensign Conference “A Success”

Minister: Red Ensign Conference “A Success”

The 2015 Red Ensign Group Conference “was truly a success”, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell said in the House of Assembly today [July 3]. Minister Crockwell said, “The 2015 Red Ensign Group Conference that was held at Grotto Bay Resort last week from the 22nd to 25th June. “This annual conference... Read more of this article

Visitors Injured In Paget Collision Recovering

Visitors Injured In Paget Collision Recovering

The two visitors who were injured in a two-vehicle collision on July 2 on Harbour Road in Paget near Red Hole are reportedly recovering, with a 61-year-old man treated and discharged from hospital, while his 56-year-old wife is recovering in stable condition.A police spokesperson said, “Around 1.20pm on Thursday, July 2, first responders attended... Read more of this article

Minister: Planned Amendments To Motor Car Act

Minister: Planned Amendments To Motor Car Act

The Ministry plans to amend the Motor Car Regulations to ensure that the enabling legislation and accompanying regulations are aligned with the current policy as it relates to window tint, and also plan to allow the use of hands free communication devices such as Bluetooth technology, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell said... Read more of this article

Bailey’s Bay Shooting Victim Remains In ICU

Bailey’s Bay Shooting Victim Remains In ICU

The 40 year old Hamilton parish man who was shot and injured at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club a few minutes after 12am Thursday, July 2nd remains in critical condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check around 7am Friday, July 3rd the 40 year old Hamilton parish man shot and injured at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club a few minutes... Read more of this article

Bermuda Wins 8 More Island Games Medals

Bermuda Wins 8 More Island Games Medals

[Updated] Bermuda continues to rack up the Island Games medals — including three more golds — as Dominique Mayho, Chris Estwanik, Taahira Butterfield, Natasha Trott, Adrienne Smatt and the women’s cycling team have all added to our medal tally. Taahira Butterfield won gold in the 200m in a time of 25.51, Natasha Trott won silver in... Read more of this article

Lillian Lightbourn Appears In Maybelline Ad

Lillian Lightbourn Appears In Maybelline Ad

With her reign as Miss Bermuda almost over, Lillian Lightbourn is continuing to further her modeling career, recently appearing in a commercial for cosmetics company Maybelline in a campaign called #BrushWithChaos, highlighing their Colossal Chaotic Lash product. Trump Models, the firm that represents Ms. Lightbourn, said on their website, “Our... Read more of this article

Hamilton Tops Cost of Living Index Rate List

Hamilton Tops Cost of Living Index Rate List

The latest Cost of Living Index Rate – an effort to calculate and compare the cost of living in cities around the world – has Bermuda’s capital city of Hamilton at the very top of its list, coming in with a Consumer Price Index rating of 152.75 – more than 15 points above second ranked Geneva, Switzerland. Switzerland dominates... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos/Videos: Three Graces Spa At Newstead

Photos/Videos: Three Graces Spa At Newstead

With the Newstead Spa under new management from Three Graces since April 2015, Bernews recently paid the establishment a visit in order to speak with owners Roderick and Aisha Spencer regarding the change and what it means for customers of the spa. Since taking over the spa, the Spencers have added additional staff and plan to hire still more in the... Read more of this article

Videos: Miss Bermuda Contestant Introductions

Videos: Miss Bermuda Contestant Introductions

This year’s Miss Bermuda Pageant will take place on July 5, with the judges set to select the 2015 Miss Bermuda. In addition to the top title, there will be other titles awarded, including the People’s Choice winner, which will be selected by the public via voting on Facebook. In order to help the public to decide on their vote, videos... Read more of this article

Video: Fed Cup Tennis Team Arrives Home

Video: Fed Cup Tennis Team Arrives Home

Bermuda’s Fed Cup team arrived back at the LF Wade International Airport following the Fed Cup that took place in the Dominican Republic.Bermuda took on the Bahamas going down 2 – 1. In the opening match Zaire Simmons went down in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 to Dominique Mortier, Cayla Cross went down in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 to Kerrie Cartwright. The... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Sun Life Congratulates Island Games Athletes

Sun Life Congratulates Island Games Athletes

Sun Life Financial International today commends all the Bermuda athletes who participated in the NatWest Island Games this week, which saw Bermuda collect 16 medals, including five gold medals. Andrew A. Darfoor, Senior Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life Financial International, says, “We would like to congratulate the athletes and... Read more of this article

AC: Japanese Team Moving Base To Bermuda

AC: Japanese Team Moving Base To Bermuda

The Japanese America’s Cup team will be moving its operations to Bermuda, setting up its base in Dockyard and will be relocating up to 40 staff members, Minister of Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons in the House of Assembly today [July 3]. Dr Gibbons said, “Today, I am pleased to report that the Japanese America’s Cup Challenger, SoftBank... Read more of this article

Bermuda Wins 8 More Island Games Medals

Bermuda Wins 8 More Island Games Medals

[Updated] Bermuda continues to rack up the Island Games medals — including three more golds — as Dominique Mayho, Chris Estwanik, Taahira Butterfield, Natasha Trott, Adrienne Smatt and the women’s cycling team have all added to our medal tally. Taahira Butterfield won gold in the 200m in a time of 25.51, Natasha Trott won silver in... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Dowling, Simmons & Burgess Win Scholarships

Dowling, Simmons & Burgess Win Scholarships

Clarien Bank announced today the recipients of the 4th Clarien Bank Inspiration Scholarship awards, with Nalani Dowling, Kyle Simmons and Kioshi Burgess all receiving the honour. The aim of the scholarship is to encourage academic excellence in the arts for the youth of Bermuda. In order to facilitate this, Clarien Bank is proud to award artistically... Read more of this article

Minister: Red Ensign Conference “A Success”

Minister: Red Ensign Conference “A Success”

The 2015 Red Ensign Group Conference “was truly a success”, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell said in the House of Assembly today [July 3]. Minister Crockwell said, “The 2015 Red Ensign Group Conference that was held at Grotto Bay Resort last week from the 22nd to 25th June. “This annual conference... Read more of this article

Hamilton Tops Cost of Living Index Rate List

Hamilton Tops Cost of Living Index Rate List

The latest Cost of Living Index Rate – an effort to calculate and compare the cost of living in cities around the world – has Bermuda’s capital city of Hamilton at the very top of its list, coming in with a Consumer Price Index rating of 152.75 – more than 15 points above second ranked Geneva, Switzerland. Switzerland dominates... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Lillian Lightbourn Appears In Maybelline Ad

Lillian Lightbourn Appears In Maybelline Ad

With her reign as Miss Bermuda almost over, Lillian Lightbourn is continuing to further her modeling career, recently appearing in a commercial for cosmetics company Maybelline in a campaign called #BrushWithChaos, highlighing their Colossal Chaotic Lash product. Trump Models, the firm that represents Ms. Lightbourn, said on their website, “Our... Read more of this article

Tomorrow’s Voices To Screen ‘Magic Mike’ Film

Tomorrow’s Voices To Screen ‘Magic Mike’ Film

Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre is getting set to raise funds for their Autism Centre with a premier screening of Magic Mike XXL to be held on Friday, July 10. The fundraiser will include two screenings of the film at the Specialty Cinema, with cocktail parties to be hosted at Secrets Boutique, located in Williams House, 20 Reid Street, before each... Read more of this article

Miss Bermuda: Vote For People’s Choice Winner

Miss Bermuda: Vote For People’s Choice Winner

This year’s Miss Bermuda Pageant will take place on July 5, with the judges set to select the 2015 Miss Bermuda. In addition to the top title, there will be other titles awarded, including the People’s Choice winner, which will be selected by the public. Online voting is now underway and is taking place on the ForeverBermuda Facebook page,... Read more of this article

ENVIRONMENT

Regiment Divers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Regiment Divers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Bermuda Regiment divers have launched an ambitious programme of wreck dives and conservation work to help celebrate the armed service’s 50th anniversary. Sergeant Major James Self said the programme included 50 wreck dives in 50 days – including conservation work on the 1609 remains of the Sea Venture, which led to the first settlement of the Island,... Read more of this article

Southlands Community Garden Groundbreaking

Southlands Community Garden Groundbreaking

[Updated] Earlier today [July 1], Premier Michael Dunkley and  Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier joined Dr. Kuni Frith-Black and the Friends of Southlands for a ground breaking ceremony at site of the new community garden in the Southlands Park in Warwick. The community garden, which is spearheaded by the Friends of Southlands, is slated to... Read more of this article

Local Company Featured In Tree Care Magazine

Local Company Featured In Tree Care Magazine

Brown and Company Ltd. has  been featured in the June issue of the Tree Care Industry Magazine in the Accredited Company Profile The magazine is the official publication of the Tree Care Industry Association in the USA and has a circulation of approximately 24,000. The article can be accessed here. The Tree Care Industry Association [formally the National... Read more of this article

CRIME

Man Granted Discharge For Christmas Tree Theft

Man Granted Discharge For Christmas Tree Theft

At his original appearance in Plea Court, Ezra Barnett pleaded not guilty to a charge that on 8th December 2014, he stole 23 Christmas trees that belonged to the Shelly Bay Marketplace store. Electing to be tried in Magistrate’s Court, Mr Barnett was given a trial date in late April 2015 at which time he plead guilty. A Social Inquiry Report was... Read more of this article

Court: Opposition Leader Has Trial Date Set

Court: Opposition Leader Has Trial Date Set

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [July 3], Opposition Leader Marc Bean appeared with his lawyer, Charles Richardson, who indicated to Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that prior to going to trial, he would be making legal arguments, in a higher Court, dealing with freedom of expression and other Constitutional matters. The Magistrate set  a provisional... Read more of this article

Bailey’s Bay Shooting Victim Remains In ICU

Bailey’s Bay Shooting Victim Remains In ICU

The 40 year old Hamilton parish man who was shot and injured at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club a few minutes after 12am Thursday, July 2nd remains in critical condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check around 7am Friday, July 3rd the 40 year old Hamilton parish man shot and injured at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club a few minutes... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Fireminds Recognized As “Partner Of The Year”

Fireminds Recognized As “Partner Of The Year”

Fireminds Ltd. today [July 2] announced it has won the 2015 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Bermuda. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Fireminds will be attending the Microsoft Partner Conference in July... Read more of this article

Govt. Phone System Emergency Maintenance

Govt. Phone System Emergency Maintenance

The Ministry of Public Works said they “would like to advise that due to emergency maintenance to the Government telephone system there will be an interruption of service to the main Government telephone number, 295-5151 from 12 noon today [July 2] for approximately 30 minutes.” “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

Consumer Affairs Dept: Honda Fit Car Recall

Consumer Affairs Dept: Honda Fit Car Recall

The Department of Consumer Affairs have advised on the recall of certain Honda Fit cars in Bermuda, saying that 106 cars with the inflators were sold in Bermuda, and the vehicles affected are Honda Fit 2002 and 2004 models. “The recall stems from an announcement made by Takata Corporation on May 19th 2015 regarding the recall of airbag inflators in various brands... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Drowning Call Ends With Teen Recovered Safely

Drowning Call Ends With Teen Recovered Safely

Emergency services in the east end responded to a 911 call reporting a drowning in Castle Harbour on Thursday evening [July 2] at approximately 8.00pm. A teen male was recovered from the water and met by police and an ambulance at a nearby dock where he was assessed to be okay.A Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesperson said, “On Thursday 2nd... Read more of this article

Visitors Injured In Paget Collision Recovering

Visitors Injured In Paget Collision Recovering

The two visitors who were injured in a two-vehicle collision on July 2 on Harbour Road in Paget near Red Hole are reportedly recovering, with a 61-year-old man treated and discharged from hospital, while his 56-year-old wife is recovering in stable condition.A police spokesperson said, “Around 1.20pm on Thursday, July 2, first responders attended... Read more of this article

Man Injured In Fire On Jennings Bay Road

Man Injured In Fire On Jennings Bay Road

At 2:11 am this morning [July 3] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to a report of a confirmed fire on Jennings Bay Road, Southampton. Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Jamal Albuoy said, “BFRS responded to a confirmed fire with one appliance from our Port Royal Station and four personnel. “On arrival, smoke and flames... Read more of this article


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