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Tributes To “Man Of Music” Steve Easton

Tributes To “Man Of Music” Steve Easton

[Written by Don Burgess] Tributes poured in for a “Man of Music” who was known for his service to God. Steve Easton, owner of Just Platinum! Recording Studio, passed away on Saturday. Mr Easton had a rich life that was shaped by his deep abiding faith. He was well-known for giving his talents to God by participating in the Southampton Seventh-day... Read more of this article

Klout Social Media Rankings For January 2018

Klout Social Media Rankings For January 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] There was a major shift in the Bermuda social media influence rankings as three new entries joined the Top 10 for the first time. Also, many people saw their Klout scores shift by four points or more, and some saw their scores drop by more than 10 points. Klout measures a person’s social media influence over a variety... Read more of this article

Court: Man On Trial For Cocaine Possession

Court: Man On Trial For Cocaine Possession

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bermuda man was charged with conspiracy, and with possession with intent to supply cocaine. In January 2016, Customs officers inspected a ZipX package addressed to Travers R. Clarke. A Customs Officer told the nine-woman, three-man jury that has the package went through the x-ray machine, she noticed something suspicious and... Read more of this article

“Terrible, What Kind Of Person Would Do That?”

“Terrible, What Kind Of Person Would Do That?”

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] “It was horrifying.” That was the reaction by one of the women who found a drowned pitbull tied to a concrete block yesterday off the waters at Admiralty Park. That discovery sparked outrage across Bermuda as people expressed their disgust on social media over the “monster” who did this cruelty. Carolina and... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid To Political Icon Quinton Edness

Tributes Paid To Political Icon Quinton Edness

[Written by Don Burgess] [Updated] Political icon Quinton Edness passed away on Thursday, he was 86. Mr Edness was a United Bermuda Party MP for Warwick West for 30 years, serving many of them as a Cabinet minister. During his long political career for the UBP, he held the portfolios as Minister of Works and Housing; Minister of Health and Social Services;... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For January 2018

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For January 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] Twitter announced that it wouldn’t be blocking US President Donald Trump’s tweets in spite in spite of a push by some to see him removed from the social media site. The company wrote on its blog, “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people... Read more of this article

Baby Kee-Ijah Bailey ‘Doing Well’ In Toronto

Baby Kee-Ijah Bailey ‘Doing Well’ In Toronto

[Written by Don Burgess] Baby Kee-Ijah Bailey is growing and getting better at the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Her mother, Elisha Joell, wanted to thank the public for all the donations and prayers for her newborn. Baby Kee-Ijah was born prematurely on Christmas Day with underdeveloped lungs and had to travel via air ambulance to Toronto to get... Read more of this article

Christmas Baby To Receive Care In Toronto

Christmas Baby To Receive Care In Toronto

[Written by Don Burgess] Two siblings can hardly wait for their preemie sister comes home from Canada so they can hug her. Kee-Ijah Bailey was born prematurely on Christmas Day, and she and her mother, Elisha Joell, will travel via air ambulance to the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto to receive emergency medical care. Ms Joell told Bernews to have a... Read more of this article

Howard Dean: “Find Another Vacation Spot”

Howard Dean: “Find Another Vacation Spot”

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] Former US presidential candidate Howard Dean urged Americans to “find another vacation spot” after Parliament voted for the Domestic Partnerships Act, which will replace same-sex marriages with a domestic partnership. Mr Dean, who is also a former six-term Governor of Vermont and former chair of the Democratic... Read more of this article

170 Christmas Gifts Donated For Foster Children

170 Christmas Gifts Donated For Foster Children

[Written by Don Burgess] Melonie Dill is living up to the slogan ‘Tis better to give than receive.’ For her birthday she had friends donate children’s gifts to be given to foster kids rather than get presents for herself. The result? Her friends generously donated more than 170 gifts, which will allow foster children to get at least two presents... Read more of this article

‘Amazing’ Response For DavidRose Campaign

‘Amazing’ Response For DavidRose Campaign

[Written by Don Burgess] A recent Instagram campaign by Davidrose Studio garnered more than 3,300 likes. The nine photos featured model and local Instagram star Rachel Sawden in a white bikini wearing items from Davidrose’s Ocean Collection as a way to help promote the company’s new location in Hamilton.Rose Zuill told Bernews that, “We... Read more of this article

Court: Bulgarian Man Denies Multiple Charges

Court: Bulgarian Man Denies Multiple Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bulgarian man pled not guilty to eight different offences involving credit card and ATM offences. Danail Damov pled not guilty to damaging the Bank of Butterfield ATM at Collector’s Hill on September 4, 2016. He also pled not guilty to damaging the Butterfield ATM at the Ice Queen in Paget on October 13, 2017. He also pled... Read more of this article

Court: Language Issue Delays $8.5M Heroin Case

Court: Language Issue Delays $8.5M Heroin Case

[Written by Don Burgess] A man accused of “the biggest heroin seizure” in Bermuda’s history had his case delayed, because there was no one available who speaks his language. It is alleged that Josef Vleck, 47, from the Czech Republic, in September was caught with almost three kilograms of heroin, worth approximately $8.5 million. Charles... Read more of this article