Full Document: 2021/2022 Budget Speech

Full Document: 2021/2022 Budget Speech

This morning [Feb 26], Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson delivered the 2021 Budget in the House of Assembly, which details Government’s financial plans for the upcoming fiscal year. The full Budget Speech is below [PDF here]: Related StoriesLive Updates & Video: Minister Delivers Budget Opposition Leader On Pre-Budget... Read more of this article

Live Updates & Video: Minister Delivers Budget

Live Updates & Video: Minister Delivers Budget

[Updating] Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson is set to deliver the 2021 Budget in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 26], which will set out the Government’s financial plans for the upcoming fiscal year.We will be covering the Budget all day, providing live updates as the Minister delivers the speech, as well as posting a copy of the full... Read more of this article

Budget Does Not Ask For 10% Pay Reduction

Budget Does Not Ask For 10% Pay Reduction

“We are most proud to recognize the sacrifice of public sector workers by presenting a budget that does not ask them for an additional year of the 10% pay reduction,” the Premier said. Last night, Premier David Burt tweeted, “Looking forward to tomorrow’s budget statement where Bermuda’s Min. of Finance will present the 2021... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival Celebrates Black Performers

Bermuda Festival Celebrates Black Performers

In celebration of Black History Month, the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts is inviting people to “take a walk down memory lane to celebrate and remember a few of the phenomenal black performers that have graced their stage in recent years.” A spokesperson said, “Black History Month began as a way of remembering important people... Read more of this article

Video: February 26 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 26 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Stabbing victim in serious but stable condition, Minister urges anyone with information to contact BPS, the Finance Minister will deliver the budget today, Brownies & Guides take part in KBB clean up, temporary changes to Post Office hours, Endeavour Maritime Programme fourth cohort and two new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda are some of the... Read more of this article

Minister Urges Anyone With Info To Contact BPS

Minister Urges Anyone With Info To Contact BPS

Minister of National Security Renee Ming “condemned yesterday afternoon’s violent knife attack which seriously injured a 16-year-old boy.” A Government spokesperson said, “Minister Ming advised that she has been briefed by the Police about the incident that took place in the City of Hamilton, and understands that two suspects are... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 25 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 25 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30... Read more of this article


Covid-19: 404 Test Results Received, 2 Positive

Covid-19: 404 Test Results Received, 2 Positive

The Ministry received 404 test results and two were positive for Covid-19 — both are “classified as local transmission with known contact” — so the island now has 11 active cases.A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 404 test results since the last update, and two were positive for COVID-19. Both... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With OBA MP Susan Jackson

Video: BNV With OBA MP Susan Jackson

One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] MP Susan Jackson is joining Bernews this evening [Feb 25] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Ms Jackson set to discuss a number of topics. Related StoriesVideo: BNV Interview With Governor Rena Lalgie Video: BNV With Minister Peets, Attride Stirling Video: BNV With... Read more of this article

Video: Police Press Conference On Stabbing

Video: Police Press Conference On Stabbing

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is holding a press conference this afternoon [Feb 25] to provide an update on on the stabbing incident yesterday, which saw two suspects arrested after a 16-year-old male was stabbed at the bus terminal in Hamilton, We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below. Update:... Read more of this article

Conyers Black History Essay Contest Winners

Conyers Black History Essay Contest Winners

Conyers announced the winners of the Black History Month Essay Competition, with Razeeyah Robinson winning first place, McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett winning second place, and Kaelyn Fleming receiving an honourable mention. A spokesperson said, “Conyers is pleased to announce the three prize recipients for the firm’s Black History Month Essay Competition:First... Read more of this article

Skyport Release Flight Schedule For March

Skyport Release Flight Schedule For March

Skyport released the flight schedule for March 2021, noting that “Delta will now operate 3x weekly flights to JFK; up from 2x weekly, JetBlue restarts BOS from 28th March and British Airways switches to London Heathrow flights from 30th March.” “Please visit Skyport’s website over the course of the month to check for changes... Read more of this article

Temporary Changes To Post Office Hours

Temporary Changes To Post Office Hours

During the week of March 1st, there will be changes to the opening hours at Post Offices to “facilitate a series of staff meetings to discuss upgrades of various systems and processes.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Post Office [BPO] is advising the public that during the week of March 1st 2021 there will be minor changes... Read more of this article

Endeavour Maritime Programme Fourth Cohort

Endeavour Maritime Programme Fourth Cohort

Endeavour welcomed 11 Bermudians ages 16-34 years for the fourth cohort of the Endeavour Maritime Springboard Programme that started on January 11th. A spokesperson said, “Endeavour is a registered charity and nonprofit that engages Bermuda’s youth in experiential learning that builds their confidence and life skills. Endeavour is partnering... Read more of this article

Brownies & Guides Take Part In KBB Clean Up

Brownies & Guides Take Part In KBB Clean Up

Bermuda’s Brownies and Guides recently participated in a Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] clean up, working in the area across from Southampton Rangers Club. A spokesperson said, “The Brownies and Guides participated in the KBB clean up on Saturday morning, where they worked in the area across from Southampton Rangers Club. Her Excellency, Ms.... Read more of this article

Festival: No Live Events, Working On Virtual

Festival: No Live Events, Working On Virtual

Due to the uncertainty about gathering and traveling, the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts said “it is impossible for the Festival to go ahead as planned this year,” and “as an alternative to live events, the Festival is working to offer a series of exciting virtual events.” A spokesperson said, “Since the arrival... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Live Updates & Video: Minister Delivers Budget

Live Updates & Video: Minister Delivers Budget

[Updating] Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson is set to deliver the 2021 Budget in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 26], which will set out the Government’s financial plans for the upcoming fiscal year.We will be covering the Budget all day, providing live updates as the Minister delivers the speech, as well as posting a copy of the full... Read more of this article

Video: February 26 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 26 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Stabbing victim in serious but stable condition, Minister urges anyone with information to contact BPS, the Finance Minister will deliver the budget today, Brownies & Guides take part in KBB clean up, temporary changes to Post Office hours, Endeavour Maritime Programme fourth cohort and two new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda are some of the... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: February 25 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: February 25 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Hopkins Finishes 11th In Dominican Republic

Hopkins Finishes 11th In Dominican Republic

Kaden Hopkins was recently back in action competing in Stage Four of the National Independence Cyclistic Vuelta 2021. A day after riding to victory, Hopkins covered the 120km fourth stage distance in a time of 3:00.57, crossing the line in eleventh place. Hopkins finished 5 minutes and 53 seconds behind stage winner Klesmas Yurgen Ramirez. The defending... Read more of this article

Football: Jannis Roberts Scores In IMG U15 Win

Football: Jannis Roberts Scores In IMG U15 Win

Jannis Roberts, Michael Outerbridge, and their IMG Under 15 Premier Boys teammates defeated South Florida 3 – 0. IMG got single strikes from Tison Hall, Kaplan Walsh, and Roberts in the win. Chase Ballentine, Javier Carbajal, and Noah Zukosky all recorded an assist, while Tristian D’Adamo, and Andrew Thompson combined for the shutout. Related... Read more of this article

DeRosa Finishes 3rd In SWAC Championships

DeRosa Finishes 3rd In SWAC Championships

Tiara DeRosa concluded competing in the 2021 Southwestern Athletic Conference [SWAC] Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships inside the Birmingham Crossplex in Alabama. DeRosa, representing Mississippi Valley State, competed in the women’s weight throw where she won the bronze medal finishing 3rd with a top toss of 15.88m or 52 feet, 1.25... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

STEP Bermuda Talk To Be Held On March 1

STEP Bermuda Talk To Be Held On March 1

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners [STEP] will be holding a presentation on Monday [March 1] on “changes to UK taxation of Bermuda trusts.” A spokesperson said, “Charlotte Kynaston [Barrister, Macfarlanes' London office] is presently on secondment with Conyers in Bermuda. “Charlotte will be presenting a STEP Bermuda... Read more of this article

White Mountains Declares $1 Annual Dividend

White Mountains Declares $1 Annual Dividend

At its regular meeting held on February 25, 2021, the Board of Directors of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. declared a $1.00 per share annual dividend, payable in cash on March 24, 2021, to holders of record of Common Shares as of the close of business on March 15, 2021. Related StoriesApplications Open For Enterprise... Read more of this article

AM Best: London & Bermuda Attract Capital

AM Best: London & Bermuda Attract Capital

Expectations of a broad hardening in market conditions, as well as the desire to bolster balance sheets in the face of uncertainty around Covid-19-related losses, underpinned much of the capital raising activity seen in 2020, according to a new AM Best report. “A new Best’s Special Report, “London and Bermuda Attract Capital as Insurance Market... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermuda Festival Celebrates Black Performers

Bermuda Festival Celebrates Black Performers

In celebration of Black History Month, the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts is inviting people to “take a walk down memory lane to celebrate and remember a few of the phenomenal black performers that have graced their stage in recent years.” A spokesperson said, “Black History Month began as a way of remembering important people... Read more of this article

Public Urged To Participate In World Book Day

Public Urged To Participate In World Book Day

Nikita Robinson is inviting the public to support a nursery, preschool or public primary, middle, or high school to help celebrate World Book Day 2021, which is just a week away. A spokesperson said, “1,291 books will be delivered to 40 pre/nursery schools throughout the Island in celebration of World Book Day. In addition, 18 public primary school... Read more of this article

Creatives Live Event Featuring The Unit Band

Creatives Live Event Featuring The Unit Band

This Saturday, [Feb. 27], the Department of Culture will host the second Creatives Live! event, which will feature a performance by The Unit Band on the steps of City Hall. A Government spokesperson said, “The local musical midday concert series is aimed at showcasing and supporting Bermuda’s talented artists – many of whom have faced challenges... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Brownies & Guides Take Part In KBB Clean Up

Brownies & Guides Take Part In KBB Clean Up

Bermuda’s Brownies and Guides recently participated in a Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] clean up, working in the area across from Southampton Rangers Club. A spokesperson said, “The Brownies and Guides participated in the KBB clean up on Saturday morning, where they worked in the area across from Southampton Rangers Club. Her Excellency, Ms.... Read more of this article

78 Solar Panels Installed At City Pump Station

78 Solar Panels Installed At City Pump Station

78 solar panels have been installed at the City of Hamilton’s Front Street pump station which is anticipated to “save the City more than $30,000 a year on electricity costs.” A spokesperson said, “This month the City of Hamilton oversaw the installation of 78 solar panels at its Front Street pump station which, it is anticipated,... Read more of this article

BIOS Internship Opportunities For Students

BIOS Internship Opportunities For Students

When the ongoing pandemic scuttled Maya Leighton’s plans this fall to attend a university overseas, she instead enrolled for a year at Bermuda College. There, a professor noted Ms Leighton’s commitment to marine sciences and suggested a unique opportunity. How about spending Saturdays at BIOS, learning about coral reefs, marine microplastics, plankton,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Teen Stabbed At Bus Terminal, Two Arrested

Teen Stabbed At Bus Terminal, Two Arrested

[Updated] Two suspects have been arrested after a 16-year-old male was stabbed at the bus terminal in Hamilton today [Feb 24] with the police confirming that the 16-year-old’s injuries are “described as life threatening.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:00pm today, Wednesday 24th February, 2021, police responded to a report... Read more of this article

Member Of Public Hands In Bullet To Police

Member Of Public Hands In Bullet To Police

An off duty police officer “was approached by a member of the public who handed him a live bullet” and the bullet will be “forensically processed.” Bullet recovered A police spokesperson said, “An off duty police officer reported that just after 2:40 p.m. on Sunday 21st February, 2021, he was approached by a member of the public... Read more of this article

Police: Two Men Arrested, Knives Seized

Police: Two Men Arrested, Knives Seized

Police responded to a report of “two suspicious males seen on a white motorcycle with the license plate covered” in Hamilton parish, with both men arrested after “each was found to be in possession of a knife.” A police spokesperson said, “At 8:10 p.m. on Friday 19th February, 2021, Police responded to a report of two suspicious... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Advisory: Spam Emails With Fake BELCO Billing

Advisory: Spam Emails With Fake BELCO Billing

BELCO today [Feb 25] issued an advisory that spam e-mails have been to their customers with fake BELCO billing information. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today issued an advisory to customers that within the last 24 hours spam e-mails have been sent from One Communications to our customers with a fake BELCO billing information. “Customers... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda & Pan African

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda & Pan African

In the first of what will be a new weekly series, Bernews’ first ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ graphic, found below, features a combination of the Bermuda and Pan African Flags in honour of Black History Month.The design below is also available here as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday for our latest free phone... Read more of this article

Video: Bloomberg TV Interviews Premier Burt

Video: Bloomberg TV Interviews Premier Burt

Bloomberg TV recently interviewed Premier David Burt about digital assets, with the Premier telling Bloomberg that “our fintech strategy has been on focusing on the things that will matter.” Bloomberg TV tweeted the video below saying, “Cryptocurrency may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to Bermuda, but it is a ‘test bed’ for... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Bermuda Fire, Rescue Service Extinguish Car Fire

Bermuda Fire, Rescue Service Extinguish Car Fire

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service extinguished a vehicle fire in the Cobbs Hill area. A BFRS spokesperson said, “A 1:59pm on February 22 2021, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Dispatch revived a report of a vehicle on fire at Cobbs Hill. “BFRS responded with one appliance from the Hamilton Fire Station with a total of 5 firefighters. “On... Read more of this article

BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Training

BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Training

The public has been advised that there may be an increase of fire trucks on the road displaying emergency lights and sirens, as the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service will be conducting emergency driving exercises. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that starting on Monday, February 15, fire officers from the Bermuda Fire... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To 301 Calls In January

BFRS Respond To 301 Calls In January

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a total of 301 emergency incidents in January 2021, with firefighters handling pole fires, electrical fires, trash fires, oven fires, flooding incidents, and more. A breakdown of the incidents per fire station during the month is below. Hamilton Station71 Automatic Fire Alarms [AFA’s] 5 Pole Fires 1... Read more of this article