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Tiffany Dawson Makes Top 10 In Pro Debut

Tiffany Dawson Makes Top 10 In Pro Debut

[Written by Don Burgess] Tiffany Dawson had an outstanding pro debut at the World Beauty Fitness & Fashion World Championships on Saturday in The Bahamas.Ms Dawson finished in the top 10, just three weeks after earning her pro card in another WBFF event held in Dallas. She told Bernews, “The stage was exhilarating. There was so much excitement... Read more of this article

Ghana Studies Bermuda’s Water System

Ghana Studies Bermuda’s Water System

[Written by Don Burgess] Ghana is studying Bermuda’s system of collecting rain to help solve their water crisis. The Ghanaian High Commissioner to the UK, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, recently visited the offices of OBMI Bermuda and met with regional director Colin Campbell.Mr Campbell gave a presentation on how Bermuda uses water harvesting through tanks,... Read more of this article

Malachi Jones Moves Up Cup Match Charts

Malachi Jones Moves Up Cup Match Charts

[Written by Don Burgess] Marvelous Malachi Jones keeps adding to his legendary legacy. This past Cup Match, Jones took five wickets which leapfrogged him from 16th to ninth on the Most Wickets taken chart for the Classic. Jones now has 48 wickets as he surpassed Cup Match legends, O’Brien Simons, Alma’ Champ’ Hunt, Dwayne ‘Sluggo’ Leverock,... Read more of this article

Tiffany Dawson To Make Pro Debut On Saturday

Tiffany Dawson To Make Pro Debut On Saturday

[Written by Don Burgess] Tiffany Dawson will make her pro debut on Saturday at the World Championships after having earned her pro card for the World Beauty, Fitness and Fashion Inc. three weeks ago in Dallas, Texas. Ms Dawson told Bernews she leaves Monday for the Bahamas and will participate in the red carpet event on Friday night.She was initially... Read more of this article

2019 Cup Match Classic Ends Early In A Draw

2019 Cup Match Classic Ends Early In A Draw

[Written by Don Burgess] Cup Match came to a premature draw when Dion Stovell was hit in the head with the ball after he tried to play a delivery from Justin Pitcher. The Somerset batsman crumpled to the ground immediately, and St George’s captain Lionel Cann took one look at Stovell and signaled for the medics to rush on the pitch. Everyone around... Read more of this article

Ghana’s High Commissioner Visits Bermuda

Ghana’s High Commissioner Visits Bermuda

[Written by Don Burgess] In what is believed to be an historic first, an African ambassador had an official state visit to Bermuda last week. Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland was on the island last week. His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah met with both Premier David Burt and Governor John Rankin. He also... Read more of this article

Runaways Wins National Indie Excellence Award

Runaways Wins National Indie Excellence Award

[Written by Don Burgess] A local author has won an international award for her book. Rachel Sawden’s Runaways won the Chick-Lit category in the National Indie Excellence Awards. It was also recognised as a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, which made it one of the few self-published books to be honoured. Runaways is the story... Read more of this article

Tiffany Dawson Earns WBFF Pro Card

Tiffany Dawson Earns WBFF Pro Card

[Written by Don Burgess] Life couldn’t get much better for Tiffany Dawson. This past weekend she won a World Beauty, Fitness, and Fashion [WBFF] competition in Dallas, Texas on Saturday and earned her pro card. Next month she will compete in the world championships, and in September she will marry the love of her life. Ms Dawson told Bernews... Read more of this article

Court: Man Fined $6,500 After Airline Incident

Court: Man Fined $6,500 After Airline Incident

[Written by Don Burgess] An airline passenger who spat in his wife’s face and used profane language towards the flight crew causing a Tourism Union International Airways flight to divert to Bermuda was fined $6,500. Edward Mongan, 42, from Manchester, England, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court. The court heard that Mr Mongan shouted “f***... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Deny Charge Relating To Video

Court: Two Men Deny Charge Relating To Video

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court today, Ezra Ararat, 34, of Devonshire, and Raymond Swan, 44, of Hamilton parish, pleaded not guilty to a charge related to allegedly threatening law enforcement officials by publishing a video advocating the shooting of police, prosecutors, and judges. Mr Ararat was remanded into custody by Senior... Read more of this article

Court: Two Bulgarian Men Deny Fraud Charges

Court: Two Bulgarian Men Deny Fraud Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] Two Bulgarian men were back in Magistrates Court this morning facing credit card fraud charges. Last week Nikola Aleksandrov, 40, and Vladimir Vasilev, 31, both denied separate charges concerning having plastic cards with magnetic strips for the purpose of making credit cards, and a machine to make phony credit cards, respectively. The... Read more of this article

Photos: Old Canadian Hotel Building Demolished

Photos: Old Canadian Hotel Building Demolished

[Written by Don Burgess] The historic Canadian Hotel was nothing but a pile of rubble after being demolished this weekend. Built in 1918, it managed to last 101 years. The Canadian Hotel was the first time a black man, James ‘Dick’ Richards, owned a hotel licence. The hotel had been unusable for some time now. Back in October barricades were put... Read more of this article

Summer Campers Learn Life Lessons In Court

Summer Campers Learn Life Lessons In Court

[Written by Don Burgess] Summer camps are full of fun times like swimming, going to the park, playing football, and…attending court? Educator Wendell Smith has been taking a group of young children to Magistrates Court on Mondays as a way to help teach them life lessons, and to show them that this is a place they do not want to end up at themselves.The... Read more of this article