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Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Visitor

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Visitor

The police have confirmed the death of a 50-year-old male visitor from New York, who collapsed while sightseeing in the east end this afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 3:30pm today [Wednesday] a medical emergency was reported. The incident occurred outside the Unfinished Church in St. Georges. “It appears that a 50-year-old... Read more of this article

‘SSM Ban Violates AGU Location Requirements’

‘SSM Ban Violates AGU Location Requirements’

The Geoscience & Society Summit was scheduled to be held in Bermuda in September, however the organisers said as a result of the Domestic Partnerships Act, “Bermuda no longer meets AGU’s meeting location requirements” and they “are evaluating the options for relocating.” A statement on the organisation’s website under... Read more of this article

U.S. LGBTIQ Group: ‘Don’t Boycott Bermuda’

U.S. LGBTIQ Group: ‘Don’t Boycott Bermuda’

The US-based LGBTIQ rights group OutRight Action International said a “misguided reaction is unfolding” to Bermuda’s recent legislation, and have called for people to not boycott Bermuda, saying the “campaign stands to hurt rather than help” and have called for people to “instead learn how to empower local organizations... Read more of this article

BTA Release New Financial Data & Salary Info

BTA Release New Financial Data & Salary Info

Saying that it is “consistent with its long-standing commitment to transparency,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority has released new financial data on its corporate website and to the media this week. The newly available documents include:2016 Audited Financials; Compensation information from 2016; Compensation information from 2015; And previously... Read more of this article

Bermudians Hired In New York Tourism Office

Bermudians Hired In New York Tourism Office

The Bermuda Tourism Authority announced three new Bermudian hires, added to the sales and marketing team in New York City. “Bermudian Lindsay Butterfield is the new executive assistant/office manager in New York, replacing a Bermudian team member who moved to the Bermuda office to fill a vacancy there,” the BTA said. “Bermudian Shanaye... Read more of this article

Hospitality Networking Event On February 22

Hospitality Networking Event On February 22

The Bermuda Hospitality Institute will be holding a hospitality networking event on Thursday, February 22 at the Fairmont Southampton, with high school seniors and college students invited to attend the event. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said, “I am here today to announce... Read more of this article

“Tracking This Impact Is Far More Difficult”

“Tracking This Impact Is Far More Difficult”

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] A new round of attention is being drawn to the #BoycottBermuda hashtag across social media after Governor John Rankin signed the Domestic Partnership Act. Critics called it a step backwards as Bermuda became the first country to repeal same-sex marriage after a court last year ruled that gay couples had the right... Read more of this article

Video: YouTube Star On Bermuda Experience

Video: YouTube Star On Bermuda Experience

Casey Neistat, an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger, and co-founder of multimedia company Beme, recently visited Bermuda in order to create a video review comparing drones, saying that he “felt very at home” while exploring the island. Mr. Neistat has now released a second video detailing the behind the scenes experience of... Read more of this article

‘Highest Number Of Visitors In Recorded History’

‘Highest Number Of Visitors In Recorded History’

2017 “brought the highest number of visitors to the island in recorded history,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority said, adding that “the 692,947 total arrivals is the best statistical performance dating back to 1965.” The BTA said that previously, 2007 was the high mark, and added, “However, ten years ago the balance between... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Year-End Tourism Presentation

Video: BTA Year-End Tourism Presentation

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is holding their 2017 Year-end Tourism Report presentation this afternoon [Feb 6] to provide an overview of the island’s tourism figures for the past year. We will have additional information after the presentation concludes, and in the meantime you can tune in and watch live below. Update 4.28pm: The presentation... Read more of this article

BTA Eliminate & Create Jobs In ‘Reorganisation’

BTA Eliminate & Create Jobs In ‘Reorganisation’

Four job positions are being eliminated by the BTA and six new positions are being created, with the BTA saying the “reorganisation is about modernising the structure of the Bermuda Tourism Authority for the first time since its inception in 2014.” The BTA said the four job positions that are being eliminated consist of three staff positions... Read more of this article

Loren One Of Most Beautiful Lobbies In World

Loren One Of Most Beautiful Lobbies In World

The Loren at Pink Beach in Bermuda has one of the most beautiful hotel lobbies in the world, according to MSN, which called it a “real show stopper.” In listing the ’50 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World, the publication said “As the island’s first new-build hotel in 45 years, The Loren is unsurprisingly stylish. “When... Read more of this article

45 Student Musicians Visiting Bermuda

45 Student Musicians Visiting Bermuda

A hometown connection helped paved the way for a strings and choir ensemble from Appleby College to visit Bermuda this week, as a group of 45 students and instructors from the Canadian preparatory school arrived today and stay until Sunday, giving performances across the island in what the school describes as a cultural performance trip. Part of the... Read more of this article