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Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In July

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In July

[Written by Don Burgess] YouTube launched its VR platform on the Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR. That app is already available on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Daydream View. The company also announced a “Watch Together” feature, which allows people to share a video in real time and enjoy it in a group setting. While VR isn’t widely used at the... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Instagram Accounts

Bermuda’s Top 50 Instagram Accounts

[Written by Don Burgess] Welcome to the first-ever Bermuda Top 50 Instagram accounts. As a caveat, there are probably a few missed names so if you know of someone who should be on the list, email me at dburgesspb@gmail.com. To make this inaugural ranking an account needed more than 7,000 followers.WWE and Fox business commentator John Layfield is... Read more of this article

Court: 43-Year-Old Charged With Sex Offences

Court: 43-Year-Old Charged With Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A 43-year-old Sandys man was accused of multiple sexual offences against a minor. The defendant, who cannot be legally named at this stage, was not required to enter a plea as the case will be heard in Supreme Court. Among other charges, the man was charged with allegedly touching the boy in a sexual manner and showing pornography... Read more of this article

Snowball Stand Broken Into Twice In Eight Days

Snowball Stand Broken Into Twice In Eight Days

[Written by Don Burgess] A snowball stand wishes a cold-hearted thief would chill out after breaking into the business twice in eight days. Alfred Butterfield, the co-owner of Jazzy Treats, said his Clearwater location was broken into the past two Mondays. Last week the thief got a small amount of cash, but this week didn’t take anything after not... Read more of this article

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

[Written by Don Burgess] An ocean life researcher is lamenting the loss of three Galapagos sharks which were apparently caught off of Warwick Long Bay. Choy Aming, who works for the Bermuda Shark Project, said it is not illegal to catch these sharks, but the species is near threatened, has a slow reproductive rate, has a high mortality rate, and it... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2018

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] Twitter’s war on bots and fake accounts has ratcheted up the past three months. According to the Washington Post, Twitter has suspended more than 70 million accounts as it battles to stem the flow of fake news on the social media platform. No one in Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List suffered that fate although a few accounts... Read more of this article

Bridge Project In Flatts Gets Underway

Bridge Project In Flatts Gets Underway

[Written by Don Burgess] A bridge project that will harken back to the golden age of Bermuda’s railway has started. Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail [FBRT], which has already won acclaim for the Bailey’s Bay and Store Hill bridges, are behind the idea which will eventually see it span across Flatt’s Inlet. The first phase is underway... Read more of this article

Minister On New Buses, Schedule, Unions, More

Minister On New Buses, Schedule, Unions, More

[Written by Don Burgess] Locals can expect the first of eight new buses to be on the road by the end of the year, the Transport Minister said. Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban told Bernews that great strides had been made in the past five days to help address the concerns of workers at DPT and part of those... Read more of this article

Eismann Swimming Around Island For Charity

Eismann Swimming Around Island For Charity

[Written by Don Burgess] An American woman is celebrating her birthday by swimming around Bermuda to raise funds for prisoners to be able to perform Shakespearean plays. Sarah Eismann is doing the 37-mile swim as one of several fundraisers for the cause she believes in., Shakespeare Behind Bars. Screenshot of the tracking page taken at 2.50pm today:So... Read more of this article

Local ‘Loquat Hunter’ Animated Series To Launch

Local ‘Loquat Hunter’ Animated Series To Launch

[Written by Don Burgess] An animated series on life in Bermuda is coming soon. Tashel Bean, an animator and graphic artist, has created an animated series entitled the Adventures of Raz. The animated cartoon sees Raz, who is the leader of the loquat hunters and his friends, protect Loquat Island. Raz can be seen in the video travelling around the island... Read more of this article

BIU President On Buses, Issues & Work To Rule

BIU President On Buses, Issues & Work To Rule

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] Bus drivers did not volunteer to work on the National Heroes Day holiday, which is why the buses are not running today [June 18], the BIU President has explained. Chris Furbert, Bermuda Industrial Union president, told Bernews that the bus operators started work to rule last Friday and, as a part of that, on holidays,... Read more of this article

Former Mayor Of Hamilton, MacLeans In Court

Former Mayor Of Hamilton, MacLeans In Court

[Written by Don Burgess] Three people appeared in court today, however no charges were laid, and they are scheduled to re-appear later this month. Former Hamilton mayor Graeme Outerbridge along with businessman Michael MacLean and wife Yasmin MacLean appeared in Magistrates Court. Secretary for the Corporation of Hamilton Ed Benevides is off island... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Sexual Assault Charge

Court: Man Admits Sexual Assault Charge

[Written by Don Burgess] A man changed his plea to guilty in Magistrates Court to sexually assaulting a female student. Kevin Rubaine, 40, of St. George’s, has had his case referred to the Mental Health Treatment Court after admitting he touched a student up her skirt in May of last year. He has two similar convictions for this type of offence and... Read more of this article