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Still Awaiting The First Bermuda Baby Of 2021

Still Awaiting The First Bermuda Baby Of 2021

The old adage says ‘good things come to those who wait,’ and it seems this will hold true for the start of the new year, with the island still awaiting the first Bermuda baby of 2021 as of January 5th. A quick look back at Bernews archives show that over the past few years, the first baby of the year is often born on New Year’s Day,... Read more of this article

Video: H&H Gombeys Celebrate New Year’s Day

Video: H&H Gombeys Celebrate New Year’s Day

The H&H Gombeys were out making their rounds yesterday [Jan 1], offering short, physically-distanced performances to help celebrate the first day of the new year, with the troupe traveling to various neighbourhoods across the island. It has been a longstanding tradition that the Gombeys perform on New Year’s Day and that tradition carried on,... Read more of this article

Video: Gombeys Celebrate The New Year

Video: Gombeys Celebrate The New Year

Bermuda’s Gombey troupes are out making their rounds today [Jan 1], offering short, physically-distanced performances in various small neighbourhoods to help welcome in the New Year. It has been a longstanding tradition that the Gombeys perform on New Year’s Day, and the Government previously said that the Gombey troupes worked with Government to... Read more of this article

Video: New Year Greetings & Messages

Video: New Year Greetings & Messages

As welcome in 2021, and see the end of 2020, which was quite a tumultuous year, some members of the community extended greetings to help welcome in the New Year. The video below was extracted from Bernews ‘Virtual New Year’s Eve’ celebration broadcast, which you can watch in full here, or you can watch other highlights extracted from... Read more of this article

Gombeys To Do Short Performances Today

Gombeys To Do Short Performances Today

The island’s iconic Gombeys are expected to be out from 12 noon to 10pm today [Jan 1], offering short, physically-distanced performances in various small neighbourhoods to help welcome in the New Year. It has been a longstanding tradition that the Gombeys perform on New Year’s Day, and the Government previously noted that the Gombey... Read more of this article

Video: Da’khari Love Performs ‘Auld Lang Syne’

Video: Da’khari Love Performs ‘Auld Lang Syne’

In order to help welcome in the New Year, Bermudian singer Da’Khari Love released a version of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, with the classic song traditionally used to bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new year. Bernews must extend a huge thanks to Da’Khari Love, as at the last minute we realized this could be the first new year we... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Virtual Fireworks’ For New Year’s Eve

Video: ‘Virtual Fireworks’ For New Year’s Eve

In order to help ring in the New Year in this ‘stay at home’ era — with the 11pm to 5am curfew in effect tonight — Bernews created a ‘virtual fireworks show’ spanning locations from east to west, with the ‘fireworks’ appearing at some of the island’s well known buildings. With a global pandemic and... Read more of this article

Video: Ending 2020 With A ‘Thank You’

Video: Ending 2020 With A ‘Thank You’

Between a global pandemic and an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season, Bermuda has had much to contend with throughout 2020, and there were numerous people who contributed to the island making it through a very challenging year, and as we close out 2020 and prepare to welcome a new year, we extend a thank you to everyone who worked to keep the island... Read more of this article

Video: 2021 ‘Virtual New Year’s Eve’ Celebration

Video: 2021 ‘Virtual New Year’s Eve’ Celebration

With an 11pm curfew in effect for New Year’s Eve the normal parties will not be taking place, so in order to help ring in the new year, Bernews will live stream a ‘Virtual New Year’s Eve’ celebration this evening. It will include footage from New Year’s Eve events over the past decade, a Bermuda themed virtual fireworks show,... Read more of this article

Curfew Remains In Place For New Year’s Eve

Curfew Remains In Place For New Year’s Eve

Local officials are reminding people that contrary to erroneous social media posts, the 11pm to 5am curfew is in effect tonight for the New Year’s Eve holiday. The Bermuda Police Service said, “Contrary to rumors circulating on social media that curfew restrictions have been lifted for NY Eve celebrations, the curfew remains in place at 11pm... Read more of this article

Ten Videos From Past New Year’s Eve Events

Ten Videos From Past New Year’s Eve Events

While this New Year’s Eve will not exactly be party central — as there is an 11pm to 5am curfew in effect due to the Covid-19 pandemic — many in Bermuda are looking forward to a new year, with the year of 2020 set to go down in history as one of the most notable of all time; with a global pandemic changing so many aspects of our lives. The... Read more of this article

BPS: Curfew Still In Place For New Year’s Eve

BPS: Curfew Still In Place For New Year’s Eve

“The curfew is still in place for the New Year’s Holiday weekend, with restrictions of movement from 11pm to 5am, and from 6pm to 5am on the water,” the police said today. A police spokesperson said, “With the Christmas holiday weekend marred by the shooting of a man on Court Street, in which, thankfully, there was no loss of life... Read more of this article

Stevedoring Office Closure On New Year’s Eve

Stevedoring Office Closure On New Year’s Eve

Stevedoring Services Limited issued an office closure advisory on New Year’s Eve. A spokesperson said, “Stevedoring Services Limited [SSL] has issued an office closure advisory to importers and partners for New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, 2020. “The port operations will operate as normal and there will be no impact to container... Read more of this article