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Off The Rock: Bermuda Gateway Airport Scores

Off The Rock: Bermuda Gateway Airport Scores

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s gateway airports did not fare well in a recent survey. J.D. Power’s North American Airport Satisfaction Study – which really only did US airports and not all of North America – rated the 60 biggest airports in the States. The airports were separated into three categories: Mega, Large, and Medium. The... Read more of this article

Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Appearing in Supreme Court today [Oct 13], Mikiel Thomas was sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter. On March 5, 2017, Raymond Butterfield was stabbed twice just outside of Blue Waters Anglers Club. In August of this year, Mr. Thomas, a footballer who played with the under-20 team, was cleared of the murder... Read more of this article

October 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

October 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] One Communications soared into the top five of this quarter’s Bermuda Klout Social Media Rankings. The telecommunications firm has been languishing just outside of the top 50 for the past two years, but have a reinvigorated marketing campaign that has helped garner attention. WWE legend John Layfield remains at number one,... Read more of this article

Sidewalk To Be Built By New Bus Shelter

Sidewalk To Be Built By New Bus Shelter

[Written by Don Burgess] A new bus shelter is impeding access to a sidewalk in the Devonshire area, however Government assures the public that a new sidewalk is going to be built so people won’t have to step out into the road to get around the bus shelter. The bus shelter being constructed between Devonshire Recreation Club and the Opportunity... Read more of this article

Smith On Lockdown During Las Vegas Shooting

Smith On Lockdown During Las Vegas Shooting

[Written by Don Burgess] Three-time Olympian Tyrone Smith was in lockdown at the Luxor Hotel for six hours in Las Vegas after the shooter rained down bullets upon country music fans. At least 59 people are dead, and 527 injured after Stephen Paddock smashed out a window with a hammer at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and then opened fire on the crowd at the... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For October 2017

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For October 2017

[Written by Don Burgess] Like it or not, all Twitter users will soon be able to use 280 characters instead of the 140 in their tweets. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced on September 26 saying it is “solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet.” The move has been a mixed bag as some tweeters have lamented that the beauty of Twitter... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Free In-Flight Texting On Delta

Off The Rock: Free In-Flight Texting On Delta

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Free in-flight texting is now available on Delta Airlines. The free messaging will allow users of WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger to use the service on all Delta planes equipped with Gogo Internet. You won’t be able to send video files, but it will allow you to stay connected once the flight reaches... Read more of this article

Kerry Petty Was ‘Thoughtful, Kind, Artistic’

Kerry Petty Was ‘Thoughtful, Kind, Artistic’

[Written by Don Burgess] Thoughtful, kind, artistic – those are just a few of the words Kerry Petty’s friends used to describe the talented baker who was killed in a traffic accident on Thursday morning. Ms. Petty was on her motorcycle on Middle Road in Southampton when her vehicle was involved in an accident with a car, whose female driver... Read more of this article

Dr. Matthews To Work With USAID Worldwide

Dr. Matthews To Work With USAID Worldwide

[Written by Don Burgess] Mathematics whiz Dr. Lou Matthews will be leaving the leaving the Department of Education to help students all over the world. Dr. Matthews, director of educational Standards & Accountability, will be working as a subcontractor RTI for USAID to serve as a senior mathematics consultant and will be based out of the Washington,... Read more of this article

Dr Trimm: ‘You Need To Maximize Your Potential’

Dr Trimm: ‘You Need To Maximize Your Potential’

[Written by Don Burgess] Is your potential maximized? Are you surrounded by negativity? Dr. Cindy Trimm is back in Bermuda to help people live better lives. Dr. Trimm, along with Pastor Russell Tomlinson, will be speaking at Presence Intensive at the Fairmont Southampton at 7.00pm on Friday through Sunday. She told Bernews that she has been in ministry... Read more of this article

BVI Family Temporarily Relocates To Island

BVI Family Temporarily Relocates To Island

[Written by Don Burgess] ‘Hurricane relief’ has been extended to a family of four from the British Virgin Islands who have been allowed to temporarily relocate to Bermuda, and the Department of Immigration confirmed they have processed 12 work permit applications from Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Department... Read more of this article

Firms Move Staff To Bermuda Due To Hurricane

Firms Move Staff To Bermuda Due To Hurricane

[Written by Don Burgess] Hurricane Irma has forced law and accounting firms to uproot some of their employees to Bermuda from the British Virgin Islands. Conyers Dill & Pearman, Appleby, EY, and Deloitte are just some of the companies now conducting their BVI business from Bermuda. Mark Forte, partner and head of the Conyers BVI office told Bernews... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Hurricanes Alter Cruise Plans

Off The Rock: Hurricanes Alter Cruise Plans

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Hurricanes Irma and Maria have drastically altered many cruise itineraries. In some ports, the channels have yet to be checked to see if they are safe for the ships, while in others the destruction is so widespread that dumping 1,000s of cruise passengers on those cities would only hamper relief and rebuilding... Read more of this article