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“Disappointment” At USA Out Of Climate Deal

“Disappointment” At USA Out Of Climate Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday [June 1] that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, with Bermuda environmental organisation Greenrock saying that while they are still reflecting on the repercussions of the USA’s decision, their “initial thoughts are that of extreme disappointment.” The deal,... Read more of this article

United States Issues Travel Warning For Europe

United States Issues Travel Warning For Europe

The United States government has issued a travel warning for Europe to its citizens, citing the fact that “the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham [ISIS or Da’esh], al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.” A Department of State statement said, “Recent, widely-reported incidents... Read more of this article

UK Prime Minister Calls Snap General Election

UK Prime Minister Calls Snap General Election

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to call a snap general election on June 8, with a Commons vote on the proposed election to take place tomorrow [April 19]. A BBC story said, “UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership... Read more of this article

British Airways Unveils New Lounges At Gatwick

British Airways Unveils New Lounges At Gatwick

British Airways has unveiled its luxurious new premium lounges and check in area at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal, with the company saying it will “enhance the travel experience for customers to Bermuda, whose flights depart from and arrive at London Gatwick South Terminal.” A spokesperson said, “With sweeping views of the runway,... Read more of this article

Flags At Cabinet And Govt House At Half-Mast

Flags At Cabinet And Govt House At Half-Mast

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in London, flags at the Cabinet Building and Government House were at half-mast yesterday. Following the attacks, Governor John Rankin said he is grateful to the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition and the many other people in Bermuda who have expressed their sympathy and support. “As Prime Minister... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’

Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’

Premier Michael Dunkley said “Bermuda’s thoughts are with the people of the United Kingdom”, following today’s attack near Westminster. The Premier said, “This has been such a shocking and distressing event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families impacted and the people of London and the UK as they deal with this cowardly attack on... Read more of this article

Sympathies Extended To UK Attack Victims

Sympathies Extended To UK Attack Victims

Following the terror attacks in London today, Opposition Leader David Burt extended his sympathies to the “innocent victims, their families, and our Parliamentary Colleagues in the UK.” At least three people died and 20 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the... Read more of this article

Brexit: Article 50 To Be Invoked On March 29th

Brexit: Article 50 To Be Invoked On March 29th

The United Kingdom has announced their intention to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29, 2017, which begins the formal process for the UK to leave the European Union. The UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Sir Tim Barrow informed the office of European Council President Donald Tusk this morning of the UK’s intention... Read more of this article

MoveHub: Bermuda Is Most Expensive Country

MoveHub: Bermuda Is Most Expensive Country

Bermuda is ranked as the number one most expensive country in the world to live in, according to a report from the UK’s Independent, which cites an assessment from MoveHub. A story in the Independent said “The world’s most expensive countries to live in were calculated by MoveHub, a company dedicated to helping people move abroad, in a... Read more of this article

New Facebook Video App For Samsung TV

New Facebook Video App For Samsung TV

People who watch Bernews live videos on Facebook now have an easier way to show them on the ‘big screen,’ with Samsung Electronics announcing that the new Facebook video app for TV is available on Samsung Smart TVs, giving people an easier way to consume video content on the popular social network. The app will be available on all of Samsung’s... Read more of this article

Minister: Trump, UK, Taxes & Impact On Bermuda

Minister: Trump, UK, Taxes & Impact On Bermuda

While delivering the 2017 Budget, Finance Minister Bob Richards addressed some of the developments taking place around the world and their possible impact on Bermuda, saying it is “part of the current international reality impacting and threatening the standard of living of all Bermudians” as the “risks to our international business... Read more of this article

Digicel To Reduce Global Workforce By 25%

Digicel To Reduce Global Workforce By 25%

As part of their “global transformation programme,” Digicel Group will be reducing their global workforce by approximately 25% over the next 18 months, with the first step being the “offer of an Enhanced Voluntary Separation Programme opening on 1st March 2017.” Digicel Group operates in 31 jurisdictions worldwide, including... Read more of this article

Billionaire’s Superyacht Seized In Gibraltar

Billionaire’s Superyacht Seized In Gibraltar

Gibraltar has impounded a Russian billionaire’s Bermuda-registered superyacht because the German shipbuilder says he still owes 15.3m euros [$16.3 million] in fees, according to a story by the BBC. The luxury vessel is owned by Andrey Melnichenko, who is the 139th richest man in the world according to Forbes, which states he is worth an estimated... Read more of this article

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