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Green Family Donate $15,000 To Bahamas Relief

Green Family Donate $15,000 To Bahamas Relief

The Green family has stepped in to cover the $15,000 shortfall in funds needed to send additional hurricane relief to the Bahamas. Following the announcement from Minister of National Security, Wayne Caines, that there were insufficient resources to send a second consignment of donated supplies to the still recover islands of the Bahamas, the Green... Read more of this article

BELCO Friday Morning Update: 174 Out

BELCO Friday Morning Update: 174 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power to the over 28,000 who lost power due to the storm, and as of 9.30am this morning [Sept 27], 174 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 9:30AM: 174 [0.5%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:”St... Read more of this article

Planning Fees Waived For Hurricane Damages

Planning Fees Waived For Hurricane Damages

The Department of Planning will be waiving all planning costs related to hurricane damage repairs, with the period to have fees waived to run from September 27th until October 26th. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Planning is sensitive to the needs of the public regarding potential repairs to damaged property caused by the recent... Read more of this article

One Communications Post-Storm Update

One Communications Post-Storm Update

One Communications continues to work on storm restoration, and said that approximately 800 TV/Internet customers are offline as of today. A spokesperson said, “One Communications today reports approximately 800 TV/Internet customers offline. Of this total, approximately 200 are affected by known issues being addressed by the field teams and are... Read more of this article

BELCO Thursday Morning Update: 964 Out

BELCO Thursday Morning Update: 964 Out

[Updated] Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power, and as of 10.00am this morning [Sept 26], 964 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 10:00am: 964 [2.7%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s: 20 Pembroke: 81 Sandys: 57 Devonshire:... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Governor, UK OT Director

Minister Meets With Governor, UK OT Director

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines welcomed Governor John Rankin and the Director of Overseas Territories Mr. Ben Merrick to the Ministry Offices.A Government spokesperson said, “Mr. Merrick, who is visiting Bermuda from 24 – 26 September, is responsible for UK policy towards its overseas territories, with a particular focus on good... Read more of this article

Govt: Employee Salaries Following Humberto

Govt: Employee Salaries Following Humberto

The Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports said they have been ”inundated with inquiries from the public regarding salary deductions as a result of missed work days due to Hurricane Humberto” and are urging “employers to seek alternative measures as it relates to staff absences. ” Minister Lovitta Foggo said, “We’ve... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Karen Is A “Potential Threat”

Tropical Storm Karen Is A “Potential Threat”

Tropical Storm Karen is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 323 nm to the SSE, 9 am on Friday [Sept 27], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.” Graphic... Read more of this article

DENR On Hurricane Damage To Shipwreck Site

DENR On Hurricane Damage To Shipwreck Site

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is currently assessing damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Humberto to the site of the shipwreck of the Montana. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is aware of significant damage to the side paddle steamer and blockade runner... Read more of this article

EMO: ‘Today Will Be Business As Usual’

EMO: ‘Today Will Be Business As Usual’

[Updated] “Today – Wednesday – it will be business as usual,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said this morning [Sept 25]. Minister Caines said, “This morning, the Bermuda Police Service reported they received no calls and there were no road obstructions overnight as a result of winds associated with Tropical Storm Jerry. “Based... Read more of this article

Live Updates: ‘Tropical Storm Warning’ Issued

Live Updates: ‘Tropical Storm Warning’ Issued

[Updating] Hurricane Humberto has now passed by Bermuda, and the clean up work is in progress and everyone is urged to stay prepared as a second storm, Jerry, is now a “threat to Bermuda” and a “Tropical Storm Warning” is in effect. All public schools and Government offices will be open on Wednesday [Sept 25], and buses, trash... Read more of this article

BMOC: Damaged Vessels After Hurricane

BMOC: Damaged Vessels After Hurricane

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] is currently following up with the boat owners with vessels that were damaged or broke free after the passage of Hurricane Humberto. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Since the passage of Hurricane Humberto, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] has been receiving information... Read more of this article

BELCO Making Progress, But Facing Setbacks

BELCO Making Progress, But Facing Setbacks

Following Hurricane Humberto, BELCO said they “continue to make good progress in restoring power” but are “facing setbacks” such as “pole fires due to salt that had been deposited by Humberto combined with a light rain, which knocked out power to a number of areas that had been restored.” A spokesperson said, ”... Read more of this article