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MoonGate & MASA Set To Increase Benefits

MoonGate & MASA Set To Increase Benefits

MoonGate Insurance Ltd and its trading partner Medical Air Services Association [MASA] both announced increased benefits to the Bermuda resident population. A spokesperson said, “MoonGate, which was established in October, 2013, offers the HealthGap Supplement which is designed to work in conjunction with basic insurance policies, such as HIP... Read more of this article

BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

[Updated] “Every single bed in our Emergency Department and in our new Acute Care Wing is completely full,” Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] CEO Venetta Symonds said today, adding that, “I will go as far as to say that operationally, internally to BHB it is a crisis.” Ms. Symonds said, “There are no patient beds right now at the... Read more of this article

School Lunch Challenge Winners Announced

School Lunch Challenge Winners Announced

The winners of the School Lunch Challenge 2016-17 were announced, with entrants judged on the nutritional content of the lunches they took to school in an effort to promote the importance of healthy eating in Bermuda’s schools. The School Lunch Challenge is the one of the main nutrition components of the Premier’s Youth Fitness Programme, which... Read more of this article

5 Things Stopping You From Reaching Dreams

5 Things Stopping You From Reaching Dreams

Most of us have some kind of ambitions or goals, they could be as familiar as the desire to be an amazing parent or to be the owner of a multi-million-dollar business. But why is it that some people are able to boldly push past their fears and actually live out their dreams, while other people spend years or even decades floundering about in inaction? Life... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier’s Youth Fitness Programme

Photos: Premier’s Youth Fitness Programme

Premier Michael Dunkley recently visited West Pembroke and Francis Patton primary schools respectively as part of the Premier’s Youth Fitness Programme. The Premier was joined by Health & Seniors Minister Jeanne Atherden and Education Minister Cole Simmons for the West Pembroke visit. To date, since the programme began, the Premier has attended... Read more of this article

12 Emergency Medical Technicians Graduate

12 Emergency Medical Technicians Graduate

There are twelve new emergency medical technicians [EMTs] the Bermuda College announced, explaining that the group made history as the first graduating cohort of the pilot programme of a partnership between Bermuda College, the Bermuda Hospitals Board, and the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service. The local programme has also been validated by the National... Read more of this article

Corporate Blood Drive Competition Heats Up

Corporate Blood Drive Competition Heats Up

Businesses participating in the 2017 Corporate Blood Drive are scheduling special blood donor drives to maximize their chance of winning the competition, which is helping maintain vital blood supplies for people in Bermuda. Over the last few weeks, a Bacardi blood drive encouraged 17 staff donate, Argus had 11 and Ariel Re had 9. The Corporate Blood... Read more of this article

24 Hour “Relay For Life” To Be Held In May

24 Hour “Relay For Life” To Be Held In May

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is urging everyone in Bermuda to find at least ten people they want to spend the night with, all for a good cause – fighting cancer. On May 12 and 13, title sponsor Ironshore and the Bermuda registered charity #070 are hosting the fourth annual Relay For Life of Bermuda event at North Field, National Sports Centre. They... Read more of this article

Could Life Coaching Be A Good Fit For You?

Could Life Coaching Be A Good Fit For You?

Life coaching has taken off in many parts of the world including the United States, Canada, UK and Australia. According to an article in Canada’s National Post, coaching is the second fastest growing industry in the world topped only by technology. Still, for many people in Bermuda life coaching is a relatively new concept. “Some people still have... Read more of this article

Overseas Visitors To Attend Healthcare Forum

Overseas Visitors To Attend Healthcare Forum

More than 160 healthcare industry specialists will converge on Bermuda this week to hear world-class speakers and experts discuss risk-management trends and challenges facing healthcare providers in the United States. Overseas delegates to the inaugural Bermuda Healthcare Forum, to be held at Rosewood Tucker’s Point March 15 and 16, include insurance... Read more of this article

Audio: MPs Question AG On Cost Of Lawsuit

Audio: MPs Question AG On Cost Of Lawsuit

Opposition MPs questioned the cost of the legal expenses for lawsuit the Bermuda Government filed against Lahey Clinic, with Attorney General Trevor Moniz replying that the amounts being paid “would give an indication of the scale and scope of the work being done which is privileged information” and “it would be prejudicial to the... Read more of this article

Dr. Lynette Thomas Speaks On Kidney Disease

Dr. Lynette Thomas Speaks On Kidney Disease

A packed crowd listened recently at Cafe Lido as Dr. Lynette Thomas informed the audience of physicians about current trends in kidney disease on the island. At the Bermuda HealthCare Service’s “Docs for Dinner” event, Dr. Thomas revealed that Bermuda had 80 patients on dialysis in 2002, but had seen that total more than double by... Read more of this article

Studio One Weights Class, Raise Funds For WRC

Studio One Weights Class, Raise Funds For WRC

Studio One will host a fitness class for women this Saturday, March 11 to raise funds for the Women’s Resource Centre [WRC]. The 30 minute class starting at 9.30 a.m. will be an introduction to a new program for women offered by Studio One Certified Personal Trainers Randy Brangman and Nicole Rozon. They have designed a special weight training program... Read more of this article