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Shadow & Minister On Maintenance Of Bus Fleet

Shadow & Minister On Maintenance Of Bus Fleet

The Minister and OBA government “made a bad judgement call, one evidenced horrifically in pictures” and “thankfully, no lives were lost because the Minister decided that it was not cost-effective to worry about safety,” Shadow Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said, while Transport Minister Michael Fahy said the “Government... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Investigation Into Bus Fire

Minister Updates On Investigation Into Bus Fire

An investigation by the Department of Public Transportation and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service into the school bus fire last month has revealed that a malfunction in the braking system was the probable root cause, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy said today. Speaking at a press conference today, Minister Fahy said, “I... Read more of this article

Minister Baron Thanks Fire Service After Bus Fire

Minister Baron Thanks Fire Service After Bus Fire

Minister of National Security Jeff Baron joined those in the community in thanking the bus operator, the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service, and those members of the public who assisted following Tuesday morning’s bus fire in Warwick. Last evening [March 8], Minister Baron stopped by the Fire Services headquarters in Hamilton to personally thank... Read more of this article

Bus Driver Praises Bystanders & Firefighters

Bus Driver Praises Bystanders & Firefighters

[Written by Don Burgess] “Everybody is calling me a hero, but I just did my job.” This from humble driver Stacey Simmons whose bus was a total write-off after being engulfed in flames. Mr. Simmons was behind the wheel of the bus, which was travelling from Watford Bridge to Somersfield Academy, when it caught fire around 7:40am near St. Mary’s... Read more of this article

Bus Fire: BIU President Expresses Concern

Bus Fire: BIU President Expresses Concern

BIU President Chris Furbert has expressed deep concern following this morning’s bus fire, saying that as recently as February 2017 he met with the Transport Minister and Premier “at which time he again expressed his concern with regards to the Public Transportation Department,” and also noted that he will be meeting with the Director... Read more of this article

Counsellors Assist Students After Bus Fire

Counsellors Assist Students After Bus Fire

Students who were on the bus that caught fire this morning have had the chance to meet with guidance counsellors, with both schools moving to support the students after the fire. School Bus Catches Fire At around 7.40am today, the bus — which was transporting students from both Warwick Academy and Somersfield — caught fire on Middle Road... Read more of this article

Bus Driver Commended, Investigation Underway

Bus Driver Commended, Investigation Underway

Authorities continue an investigation into a school bus fire that occurred this morning on Middle Road, Warwick, with the bus, traveling from Watford Bridge to Somersfield Academy, carrying students when it caught fire just after 7am near St. Mary’s Road, forcing an immediate evacuation. “There were no injuries, as the bus operator safely escorted... Read more of this article

Photos: Bus Fire In Warwick, No Injuries Reported

Photos: Bus Fire In Warwick, No Injuries Reported

[Updating] A bus fire is causing traffic diversions on Middle Road in Warwick this morning, with the police confirming that there were no injuries reported. A police spokesperson said, “Traffic diversions are currently in effect on Middle Road, Warwick near junction with St. Mary’s Road due to a bus on fire. Apparently there are no reported... Read more of this article

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