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Colonial Medical Defers Health Plan Renewals

Colonial Medical Defers Health Plan Renewals

Colonial Medical Insurance said they “will defer client health plan renewals to October 1st in light of the ‘unprecedented’ challenges to businesses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.” “As a result, there will be no increases to Colonial health insurance premiums during the deferral period,” the company said. Colonial said... Read more of this article

Butterfield Bank Donates Additional $50,000

Butterfield Bank Donates Additional $50,000

The Bank of Butterfield has donated an additional $50,000 to extend the meal programme that it initiated with The Loren. A spokesperson said, “Butterfield today announced that it has donated an additional $50,000 to extend the duration of the emergency meal programme it initiated with The Loren Hotel until 29 May 2020. “Butterfield established... Read more of this article

TLC Group To Host Free Webinar On May 27

TLC Group To Host Free Webinar On May 27

The TLC Group will be hosting a free webinar entitled “How to know if you have a good business idea” on Wednesday [May 27] at 1.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Due to Covid-19, many people have lost jobs and now may feel the time is right to step out on their own. Or, maybe you have been made redundant and thinking about investing your redundancy... Read more of this article

UK Donates $3.8M To PAHO For Covid-19 Relief

UK Donates $3.8M To PAHO For Covid-19 Relief

The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute $3.8 million to the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] to help Caribbean nations respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. A PAHO spokesperson said, “The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million pounds [USD $3.8m] to the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] to help eight countries of the Caribbean... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [May 25] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here. Update: The Government said, “We received 241 Covid-19 results today. All 241 results were negative. Total... Read more of this article

Longest Regiment Embodiment Since WWII

Longest Regiment Embodiment Since WWII

The island’s soldiers have notched up their longest continuous period on duty since World War II because of the coronavirus crisis. Troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment have been embodied for 67 days as part of the fight against Covid-19 – and counting. But some of the RBR’s newest soldiers, who have been based at Warwick Camp for up to a month... Read more of this article

PwC Conducts Covid-19 CFO Pulse Survey

PwC Conducts Covid-19 CFO Pulse Survey

PwC recently conducted a Covid-19 CFO Pulse survey, with 63% of CFOs in the Caribbean region say they are planning to accelerate automation and new ways of working. A spokesperson said, “Digital transformation is set to accelerate as businesses embrace new ways of working and focus on building skills for a digital future as a result of the Covid-19... Read more of this article

Updates: Covid-19 On Monday, May 25th

Updates: Covid-19 On Monday, May 25th

[Updating] As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe with over 315,000 deaths worldwide, and sadly the island has now recorded nine Covid-19 related deaths. Live updates will be posted as they come in, encompassing both the public and private sectors, and if you have relevant information, please email info@bernews.com.... Read more of this article

TRA Survey On Covid-19 Information Sources

TRA Survey On Covid-19 Information Sources

According to a recent survey, residents rely on a variety of different sources for keeping up to date on COVID-19, with television and online news used most often. A spokesperson said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has been rapidly evolving, bringing constant changes to lifestyle and business. As part of a recent pulse survey conducted by Total Research... Read more of this article

Delta Planning To Restart Service In Summer

Delta Planning To Restart Service In Summer

According to Delta Airlines, they are planning to offer “less than daily service” to Bermuda in the second half of next month, with their official website listing “Atlanta to Bermuda less than daily service restarts in second half of June” as part of their schedule. The statement from Delta said, “Delta’s summer... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 229 Test Results, 5 Were Positive

Covid-19: 229 Test Results, 5 Were Positive

There were 229 test results received today and 5 were positive for Covid-19 – two imported, one local transmission with a known source, two under investigation – so the total of confirmed positive cases is now 133. A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 229 test results received by the Ministry of Health; and 5 were positive... Read more of this article

ICC Guidelines For Safe Resumption Of Cricket

ICC Guidelines For Safe Resumption Of Cricket

The International Cricket Council [ICC] has published the ‘ICC Back To Cricket Guidelines’ for the safe resumption of the sport amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson said, “The International Cricket Council [ICC] has published guidelines for the safe resumption of cricket to assist its members in restarting cricket activity... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 349 Test Results, 3 Were Positive

Covid-19: 349 Test Results, 3 Were Positive

There were 349 test results received today and 3 were positive for COVID-19 — with all three positive results from the rest home testing programme – so the total of confirmed positive cases is now 128. A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 349 test results received by the Ministry of Health; and 3 were positive for COVID-19. “Unfortunately,... Read more of this article