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Pompano Beach Club To Temporarily Close

Pompano Beach Club To Temporarily Close

[Written by Don Burgess] One of the owners of Pompano Beach Club said the decision to shutter its doors until late February was “brutal.” The south shore hotel closed its doors on Sunday, November 15, and will not reopen until February 25. Lawrence Lamb, general manager of the family-owned resort, told Bernews, “This was heart-wrenching.... Read more of this article

Video: Brian Gay Wins Bermuda Championship

Video: Brian Gay Wins Bermuda Championship

[Written by Don Burgess] A dramatic finish saw Brian Gay win the 2020 PGA Bermuda Championship. The drama played out on the last six regular holes before setting up a thrilling playoff. Clark had built out an early lead thanks to seven birdies on the first 11.Trailing by three, Gay managed birdies on 12, 14, and 15 to pull within a stroke of Clark.... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Championship Round Three

Videos: Bermuda Championship Round Three

[Written by Don Burgess] The PGA Bermuda Championship is set for an exciting finish with 22 golfers within five strokes of leader Doc Redman. The American pulled into a one-stroke lead at Port Royal this afternoon [Oct 31] by shooting a four-under-par 67. His round included a bogey and five birdies. Round 3 Highlights, video courtesy of the PGA TourOne... Read more of this article

Photos: Butterfield & Vallis Halloween Event

Photos: Butterfield & Vallis Halloween Event

[Written by Don Burgess] People were literally lined up down the block for hot dogs, candy, and other goodies at Butterfield & Vallis today [Oct 31]. Children of all ages came dressed in Halloween costumes. They munched down more than 1,500 hot dogs as they helped raise money for the Bermuda Zoological Society at the annual Oscar Meyer event. Butterfield... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Championship Second Round

Videos: Bermuda Championship Second Round

[Written by Don Burgess] The swirling winds sweeping across the Port Royal Golf Course shattered many a player’s dreams today in the PGA Bermuda Championship. Yesterday there were more than 80- players under par. Today? Less than two dozen. Round 2 highlights, video courtesy of the PGA TourAmericans Ryan Armour and Wyndham Clark are tied on... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Championship First Round

Videos: Bermuda Championship First Round

[Written by Don Burgess] American Peter Malnati leads by one stroke at the PGA Bermuda Championship after the first round at Port Royal. Malnati shot eight under par with nine birdies and boogie on #17. Doug Ghim and Ryan Armour are tied for second after carding 64s. Both players had seven birdies. There is a three-way tie for fourth with Doc Redman,... Read more of this article

Cole Simons To Be The New OBA Leader

Cole Simons To Be The New OBA Leader

[Written by Don Burgess] Cole Simons will be the new Leader of the One Bermuda Alliance. According to sources, Mr Simons was the only person who put his name forward for the post and indications suggest that none has put their name forward for Deputy Leader as of this time. Both the Leader and Deputy Leader must be a sitting MP, and after the general... Read more of this article

Golf: Camiko Smith Talks About How He Started

Golf: Camiko Smith Talks About How He Started

[Written by Don Burgess] Camiko Smith may have a bit of a home course advantage as the PGA Bermuda Championship starts on Thursday. Smith, along with Michael Sims, will both be hoping for island glory. Both of the Bermudians had to play their way into the tournament.Smith told the media he grew up next to Port Royal and used to collect golf balls... Read more of this article

Harrington First To Tee Off On Thursday

Harrington First To Tee Off On Thursday

[Written by Don Burgess] Padraig Harrington, former PGA Grand Slam of Golf winner at Port Royal, will be in the first group to tee off on Thursday at the Bermuda Championship. Harrington, Australia’s Matt Jones, and Kelly Kraft of Texas will be off the first tee at 7.35am at Port Royal. When Harrington won the Grand Slam of Golf in 2012, he beat Master’s... Read more of this article

Photos: Salvation Army’s Booth 6 Reopening

Photos: Salvation Army’s Booth 6 Reopening

[Written by Don Burgess] The grand reopening of the Salvation Army’s Booth 6 residence took place Wednesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Salvation Army said, “Our goal is to provide a safe and secure place of residence for people to begin to heal and transform their lives and eventually reintegrate them into the community.” The spokesperson... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Da’Khari Love Releases Album

Photos & Video: Da’Khari Love Releases Album

[Written by Don Burgess] Fans and friends of Da’Khari Love helped him celebrate the release of his debut album Renaissance on Friday night [October 9] at the Trudeau Ballroom at the Hamilton Princess. The event was emceed by Ada with JoJo as the DJ for the night. Mr Love, also known as N’Kosi Hollis, said he wanted to celebrate the release of Renaissance... Read more of this article

Workers Picket & Unload Essential Cargo Only

Workers Picket & Unload Essential Cargo Only

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] Dockworkers only unloaded essential cargo today, and Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] president Chris Furbert and the stevedoring union are meeting with the management of Stevedoring Services Limited this afternoon to discuss the matter. “This is in light what transpired over the weekend,” Mr Furbert told... Read more of this article

Video: Somerset Wins  Sleepy Hollow Cup Match

Video: Somerset Wins Sleepy Hollow Cup Match

[Written by Don Burgess] Somerset took two of the three cricket men’s games to win the first-ever Cup Match At The Hollow, and Somerset also won the five over women’s game. Yesterday Somerset took the first of the best of three series by defeating St George’s 210-4 to 184 all out. This morning’s play looked like St George’s... Read more of this article