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Off The Rock: Electronics & Economy Fares

Off The Rock: Electronics & Economy Fares

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Basic Economy Fares If you are a budget-conscious traveler, then you might like the new Basic Economy fares some US airlines are pushing. American, Delta and United all plan on using them as a price point below their Standard Economy tickets. They are not available on most flights for these carriers but will... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: More Kiosks & New Cruise Ships

Off The Rock: More Kiosks & New Cruise Ships

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Immigration Kiosks I flew through Toronto’s Pearson Airport this week, so it was my first encounter using their immigration kiosks. There are hundreds of kiosks for travellers to use, which in turn makes the processing through immigration faster. Travellers scan their passports into the machines in a similar... Read more of this article

Jessica Lewis Speaks Out On Parking Issues

Jessica Lewis Speaks Out On Parking Issues

[Written by Don Burgess] Paralympian Jessica Lewis is speaking out for the differently abled after another incident of people parking in the disabled parking spots at Horseshoe Bay. Ms Lewis posted a photo of four cars who took up the disabled spots at Horseshoe, stating one woman had the audacity to tell her, ‘You could wheel just like she had... Read more of this article

Somerset Captain “Confident” Ahead Of Match

Somerset Captain “Confident” Ahead Of Match

[Written by Don Burgess] Is Somerset even stronger now that it has lost Janeiro Tucker and Jacobi Robinson to retirement? While the idea may seem preposterous to some, and downright heresy to others, which could be the case. Youth is being served with Kamau Leverock, and Dion Stovell recalled to the squad. Leverock could very well be Bermuda’s best... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Rental Kiosks & Tracking Points

Off The Rock: Rental Kiosks & Tracking Points

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Hertz’s ExpressRent Kiosk On a recent trip to the Baltimore area, I flew into Reagan National Airport and used Hertz’s ExpressRent kiosk to get my car. Hertz has used these machines to replace people at various airports around the globe since 2011, but it is the first time I used one. You use a handset receiver... Read more of this article

St George’s Captain Would ‘Love’ To Have Cup

St George’s Captain Would ‘Love’ To Have Cup

[Written by Don Burgess] Growing up on Governors Alley, Macai Simmons is a bona fide St. Georgian at heart. You can see the pride on his face when he talks about playing for Blue and Blue at Cup Match. He has a pride that only beams brighter as he steps into his new role as captain of St. George’s Cup Match team for the first time. Simmons believes... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Airports, Rental Cars & United

Off The Rock: Airports, Rental Cars & United

[New travel column written by Don Burgess] Airports Traveling through US airports just became a little more annoying. On Wednesday, The US Transportation Security Administration [TSA] decided that any electronic device larger than a cell phone will now have to be taken out of carry-on bags and be put into bins and pass through security screenings at... Read more of this article

Looking Beyond The 24-12 At Votes & Numbers

Looking Beyond The 24-12 At Votes & Numbers

[Written by Don Burgess] The PLP’s defeat of the OBA goes beyond the fact that they won 24 of the 36 Parliamentary seats, and nearly 60 per cent of the vote. In the 2012 election, if 34 voters had flipped their votes from the OBA, the PLP would have been elected. This time the OBA would have had to flip 742 votes in order to have retained power. Here... Read more of this article

Top 20 Bermuda YouTube Channels In July

Top 20 Bermuda YouTube Channels In July

[Written by Don Burgess] Reggae king Collie Buddz continues to reign supreme on top of the Bermuda YouTube Top 20. He surpassed the 25 million view mark this past quarter and has a sizeable lead over singing group Thirdstory, which includes Bermudian Ben Lusher Bernews picked up an amazing 2.3 million views over the past three months, more than the... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid To Model Sophie Fraser-Smith

Tributes Paid To Model Sophie Fraser-Smith

[Written by Don Burgess] Those in Bermuda’s fashion industry have paid tribute to model Sophie Fraser-Smith, 21, who died tragically on Tuesday in a road collision. Photographer Mike Jones has worked with Miss Fraser-Smith on numerous modeling assignments. He told Bernews, “Sophie and I have been doing photoshoots together for the last six years.... Read more of this article

July 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

July 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] One would have expected the America’s Cup to be a boon to people’s social influence scores with so many locals posting to all their social media accounts. But, unfortunately, that isn’t the case. The July Klout rankings for Bermuda saw the ratings drop across the board with a few exceptions. For the first time in more... Read more of this article

One Communication & Regulatory Authority

One Communication & Regulatory Authority

[Written by Don Burgess] One Communications are in disagreement to the language and manner of the Regulatory Authority’s decision against them. The Regulatory Authority said they have “refused an application made by One Communications [One]to implement the following: 1. Contract termination fees of between $200 and $500 for residential internet/broadband... Read more of this article

Funkins To Take Part In Celebrity Baby Event

Funkins To Take Part In Celebrity Baby Event

[Written by Don Burgess] One local company has been invited to help celebrate the births of several celebrity babies including Beyonce and Jay-Z’s twins and George Clooney and Amal’s twins. Funkins owner Lisa Baumgartner told Bernews they were asked to participate by Backstage Bags. She said “They are an exclusive gifting company. They have an... Read more of this article