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‘Amazing’ Response For DavidRose Campaign

‘Amazing’ Response For DavidRose Campaign

[Written by Don Burgess] A recent Instagram campaign by Davidrose Studio garnered more than 3,300 likes. The nine photos featured model and local Instagram star Rachel Sawden in a white bikini wearing items from Davidrose’s Ocean Collection as a way to help promote the company’s new location in Hamilton.Rose Zuill told Bernews that, “We... Read more of this article

Court: Bulgarian Man Denies Multiple Charges

Court: Bulgarian Man Denies Multiple Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bulgarian man pled not guilty to eight different offences involving credit card and ATM offences. Danail Damov pled not guilty to damaging the Bank of Butterfield ATM at Collector’s Hill on September 4, 2016. He also pled not guilty to damaging the Butterfield ATM at the Ice Queen in Paget on October 13, 2017. He also pled... Read more of this article

Court: Language Issue Delays $8.5M Heroin Case

Court: Language Issue Delays $8.5M Heroin Case

[Written by Don Burgess] A man accused of “the biggest heroin seizure” in Bermuda’s history had his case delayed, because there was no one available who speaks his language. It is alleged that Josef Vleck, 47, from the Czech Republic, in September was caught with almost three kilograms of heroin, worth approximately $8.5 million. Charles... Read more of this article

Lake Denies Causing Death Of Mary McKee

Lake Denies Causing Death Of Mary McKee

[Written by Don Burgess] A Southampton man pleaded not guilty this morning [Dec 1] with the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee. Andrew Lake, 26, pled not guilty with unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017 during the monthly arraignment session.He also pled not guilty with causing bodily harm to Arthur McKee, Mrs McKee’s husband,... Read more of this article

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

[Written by Don Burgess] The @BermudaPremier Twitter account was wiped clean of its Tweets when the PLP swept to power in July. In the United States, when Donald Trump became president, the Tweets by Barack Obama were moved to a new account, @POTUS44 as a matter of public record. President Trump then had control of the official @POTUS handle. In the... Read more of this article

Photos: Police Officers Help Repair BVI Nursery

Photos: Police Officers Help Repair BVI Nursery

[Written by Don Burgess] A group of Bermuda Police officers spent their off-duty time to help repair a nursery so kids could have a roof over their heads. The six officers were part of a team the Bermuda Police Service sent to the British Virgin Islands as a humanitarian mission after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed much of the island’s infrastructure. Sgt.... Read more of this article

Chronology Of Bus Problems In Bermuda

Chronology Of Bus Problems In Bermuda

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s bus problems date back to at least February 2011 when 35 to 45 buses were off the road on a daily basis. Over the years, there have been driver shortages, mechanic shortages and tyre shortages which have all plagued the system keeping buses off the roads. February 25, 2011: [Bermuda Sun] 35-45 buses are off the... Read more of this article

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

Fake ‘Premier David Burt’ Instagram Account

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt is a victim of ‘identity theft’ on Instagram. Someone started the Instagram account hondavidburt, using the name Hon E. David Burt, JP, MP calling himself The Premier of Bermuda and Minister of Finance. As of this writing, the account has 11 posts so far, stealing photos from the Premier’s... Read more of this article

Bermudian Designer Builds Impressive Portfolio

Bermudian Designer Builds Impressive Portfolio

[Written by Don Burgess] Talented Bermudian motion media designer Domico Watson is featured on the artofstyleframe.com website for his work on TV and movies. Watson designed the title sequence for the new hit TV series Star Trek Discovery, and his other work includes the recent Tom Cruise movie, The Mummy, The Marvel Cinematic Universe film Dr Strange... Read more of this article

Friends & Family Pay Tribute To A “Gentle Giant”

Friends & Family Pay Tribute To A “Gentle Giant”

[Written by Don Burgess] Friends and family paid tribute to a “gentle giant” with an “infectious laugh”, who tragically passed away this weekend. Rakai Augustus was killed in a car accident around 11:40pm on Saturday, October 28 when the vehicle he was travelling in struck a wall on York Street in St. George near the junction... Read more of this article

Court: Former Customs Officer To Be Sentenced

Court: Former Customs Officer To Be Sentenced

[Written by Don Burgess] The sentencing hearing of two men — including a former Customs Officer — charged with various drug offences was adjourned yesterday when one of the pair said the drugs he had was for personal use and not for supply. Earlier this month both Ryan Willingham-Walker and Roberto Marques pled guilty to drug offences and... Read more of this article

Women Use #MeToo To Denounce Harassment

Women Use #MeToo To Denounce Harassment

[Written by Don Burgess] Dozens of Bermudian women are taking part in the #MeToo campaign across a variety of social media to denounce sexual assault and harassment. The campaign started after film producer and film studio executive Harvey Weinstein had numerous alleged sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape accusations made against him. Weinstein... Read more of this article

Court: Butterfield & Perinchief Trial Begins

Court: Butterfield & Perinchief Trial Begins

[Written by Don Burgess ] A trial that features an alleged illegal firearm, ammunition, and illegal drugs started in Supreme Court on Tuesday. Jermaine Butterfield and Kimmisha Perinchief are charged with the importation of a prohibited firearm, importation of ammunition, conspiracy to the importation of cannabis, and conspiracy to supply a controlled... Read more of this article