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Klout Social Media Rankings For April 2018

Klout Social Media Rankings For April 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] People are sharing less on social media platforms. Concerns about privacy, people deleting their social accounts, and algorithm changes have caused a steep drop in content sharing. This from Buzzsumo’s 2018 Content Trends Report, which states social sharing has halved from 2015 to 2017. The report shows that it took only 62... Read more of this article

Tragedy In Toronto: Ten Dead After Van Attack

Tragedy In Toronto: Ten Dead After Van Attack

[Written by Don Burgess] The co-owner of Edgehill Manor was driving along Yonge Street in Toronto just minutes before a man killed ten people, and injured 14 others with his van as it smashed its way down a busy sidewalk. Chris Morris told Bernews he left his mother-in-laws place to take a trip on the 401 Freeway. “At 1:30 the guy went careening... Read more of this article

Hammerhead Shark ‘Visits’ White Horse Pub

Hammerhead Shark ‘Visits’ White Horse Pub

[Written by Don Burgess] A video of a hammerhead shark outside of the White Horse Pub & Restaurant has gone viral. At around 3 pm on Friday, a hammerhead shark was seen along the bridge to Ordnance Island. A quick-thinking jetski instructor from KS Watersports filmed the shark swimming just below the surface of the water. He shared that with Chris... Read more of this article

“Being Signed With The Hive Is A Dream”

“Being Signed With The Hive Is A Dream”

[Written by Don Burgess] Model Sophie Adams was recently signed by London’s The Hive Management, which she called a “dream”. She told Bernews, “Being signed with The Hive is a dream. Without my mother agent Leah Hibbert, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I spent two months in London with The Hive so far, and they have already... Read more of this article

Planning Sought For Helium Balloon Ride

Planning Sought For Helium Balloon Ride

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] A proposal for a helium balloon ride for Dockyard has been submitted to planning. Consort Cruises hopes operate the tethered helium balloon in the area near Fun Golf and Snorkel Park. Geralyn Roberts, president, told Bernews, much work has to be done so “we’re in the process but it’s not going to be ready for... Read more of this article

Writer & Journalist Ira Philip Passes Away

Writer & Journalist Ira Philip Passes Away

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] Ira Philip, Bermuda’s literary freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 92. Mr Philip was a PLP senator, journalist and author over his distinguished career. He worked for a wide variety of media in Bermuda, including ZFB, becoming the editor of the Bermuda Recorder and later went on to work for the Mid Ocean... Read more of this article

Could Electric Buses Work For Bermuda?

Could Electric Buses Work For Bermuda?

[Written by Don Burgess] Could electric buses end Bermuda’s transportation woes? Jeff Sousa believes E-buses are better than diesel. So much so, he and Sousa’s Landscape Management vice president Mohammed Farooqui made a presentation with Aideen Ratterray Pryse, the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Transport & Regulatory Affairs to discuss... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For April 2018

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For April 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] Shaun Goater’s popularity never wanes. The Manchester City legend and current Ilkeston manager moved up to sixth in the Bermuda Twitter Rankings. The Goat saw a nearly 40 percent increase in his number of followers over the past three months. He now has 39,452 Twitter fans, which is 2,000 more than fellow footballer Nahki... Read more of this article

Court: Trott Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

Court: Trott Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

[Written by Don Burgess] A man was handed a 25-year prison sentence for gun crimes committed on Mother’s Day last year. Jahmico Trott, 30, was sentenced to 15 years in jail for the attempted murder of a man and an additional ten years to run consecutively for using a firearm. He was also given 12 years each to run concurrently for handling a... Read more of this article

Court: Airline Passenger Fined $1500

Court: Airline Passenger Fined $1500

[Written by Don Burgess] A UK citizen pleaded guilty to charges today that caused an airline to be diverted to Bermuda yesterday. James Rogers, 39, appeared in court today with a large bruise high on the right side of his face. Yesterday, police arrested the man after his flight on TUI was forced to land at L.F. Wade International Airport. He was fined... Read more of this article

Rusted-Out Truck ‘Sitting’ On Palmetto Road

Rusted-Out Truck ‘Sitting’ On Palmetto Road

[Written by Don Burgess] This rusted-out Ford truck has been sitting in a bus lay by on Palmetto Road for the past week. The truck, which is missing both the front and back licence plates, has four flat tyres in addition to rust on all four sides of the vehicle. A police spokesperson said that if people think there is an abandoned vehicle they should... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda At Commonwealth Games

Photos: Bermuda At Commonwealth Games

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s athletes are ready for the Commonwealth Games. This from Chef de Mission Katura Horton-Perinchief who says it will be a thrilling start with our triathletes highlighting the first day’s action in Gold Coast, Australia. She told Bernews, “The athletes are ready and excited. The prep for the games... Read more of this article

‘Very Excited About Games Being In Bermuda’

‘Very Excited About Games Being In Bermuda’

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda beat out Guyana to be the hosts of the 2020 Carifta Games. And Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor is confident that our island “will put on an even better show than we did in 2012,” when Bermuda last hosted the contest. Initially, four other countries put in bids – Trinidad &... Read more of this article