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Lindo’s Adds Self-Serve Checkout Machines

Lindo’s Adds Self-Serve Checkout Machines

[Written by Don Burgess] Lindo’s is one of the first stores in Bermuda to have self-checkout kiosks. Cricketer Clay Smith always knows how to take a quick single when the opportunity is right. It comes as no surprise he is using the self-serve checkout at Lindo’s. Smith picked up a selection from the lunch buffet on Tuesday before scanning... Read more of this article

Saltus To Implement SafeKey Procedures

Saltus To Implement SafeKey Procedures

[Written by Don Burgess] Saltus Grammar School will be implementing SafeKey procedures for its staff members and guests. A spokesperson for the school said a recent exposure that saw two staff members confirmed with Covid-19 and 41 exposed had nothing to do with the decision. The exposure caused the middle and senior schools to open with remote learning... Read more of this article

Marc Daniels To Release “Daderina” Book

Marc Daniels To Release “Daderina” Book

[Written by Don Burgess] Inspired by the spontaneous moment of hopping on stage to help his daughter Bella who was suffering from stage fright, lawyer Marc Daniels has written a book entitled Daderina. His ballet performance went viral across the globe and saw Mr Daniels be proclaimed Father of the Year by Inside Edition.The paperback book will drop... Read more of this article

Aaron Lugo Jr Completes 50 Yard Challenge

Aaron Lugo Jr Completes 50 Yard Challenge

[Written by Don Burgess] There’s something to be said for never-give-up persistence. At 12, Aaron Lugo Jr. has it, and because of it, he will be starting his own business. He earned praise from Bermudian Rodney Smith, the founder of the 50 Yard Challenge, for his poise in completing the task even though it took more than three years to do.Mr Smith,... Read more of this article

Gym Owners Unite Against SafeKey Regulations

Gym Owners Unite Against SafeKey Regulations

[Written by Don Burgess] Some gym owners have unified to fight Government’s SafeKey regulations related to their businesses. The group formed the Gym Coalition on Thursday evening, with Melanie Derosa and Karen Hodgkins acting as their representatives. On Friday, Government’s new regulations meant that all gyms and fitness centers would require... Read more of this article

Somerset Wins The 2021 Cup Match Classic

Somerset Wins The 2021 Cup Match Classic

[Written by Don Burgess] Somerset had a resounding 10-wicket victory over St George’s to retain the Cup. The Red and Blue have now had the Cup for 10 years to mark one of the most dominant eras in Cup Match history. St George’s, who were 151 declared, struggled to get the 130 runs they need to pull even with Somerset’s 281 from the first innings.... Read more of this article

Second Annual Cupmatch At Hollow  Today

Second Annual Cupmatch At Hollow Today

[Written by Don Burgess] The Second Annual Cupmatch at the Hollow returns today with games at 11 am and 3pm. Residents have decorated their homes and yards to show support of their teams. The match will once again be limited to Sleepy Hollow residents and their guests. To enter the third field, all residents and guests must have a wristband for each... Read more of this article

Looking At Birth Rates 9 Months After Lockdown

Looking At Birth Rates 9 Months After Lockdown

[Written by Don Burgess] There was no “baby boom” after last year’s April lockdown. In fact, it was more of a baby bust as Bermuda experienced a nearly 7% decline in births. Statistics from the Bermuda Hospital Board show that from January through May, there were 194 births as compared to 206 for the same period in 2017, 208 for 2018, 210 in 2019,... Read more of this article

Sleepy Hollow Cup Match To Return In 2021

Sleepy Hollow Cup Match To Return In 2021

[Written by Don Burgess] Cupmatch at the Hollow will return in 2021. Last year’s match featured the all-time leading scorers from Cup Match, with Charlie Marshall and Janeiro Tucker taking the field. The game will begin at 11 am on both July 29th and 30th on the third playing field. The match will once again be limited to Sleepy Hollow residents and... Read more of this article

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

[Written by Don Burgess] Students attending Canadian universities will once again need to go to New York for the Biometric Identification Process. A Government spokesperson told Bernews that there is an inability to bring biometric testing to Bermuda, the same as it was last fall. This is due to there still being a ban on business travel for Canadian... Read more of this article

Court: Two People Fined For Curfew Breaches

Court: Two People Fined For Curfew Breaches

[Written by Don Burgess] Two people were fined in Magistrates Court for Covid-19 curfew breaches. Two people who were scheduled to appear did not show, and warrants were issued for their arrest, while a third person pled not guilty and has a court date set for June. Mad Hatters’ owner Ben Jewett, 51, was fined $1,500 after pleading guilty. Mr Jewett... Read more of this article

World Leaders Who Tested Positive For Covid

World Leaders Who Tested Positive For Covid

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt joins a list of world leaders who have tested positive for Covid-19 virus. Last night he said, “I recently tested positive for a coronavirus infection. I was a very low level positive due to the fact that my immune system can recognise the virus due to the vaccine, and I have had no symptoms whatsoever.”He... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Fined $3,000 For Breaking Curfew

Court: Woman Fined $3,000 For Breaking Curfew

[Written by Don Burgess] A Sandys woman was fined $3,000 for breaking curfew for an offence from last December. Nichole Lambert, 52, pled guilty to breaking the law. Police stopped her at 1 am on Middle Road in Warwick on December 27. Curfew was from 11 pm to 5 am at that time. Ms Lambert told the court she had gone to a viewing the previous night.... Read more of this article