Bermuda Is Love ‘Housing4All’ Campaign

Bermuda Is Love ‘Housing4All’ Campaign

This October, Bermuda Is Love is launching the #Housing4All campaign to “address the problem of homelessness in Bermuda and advocate for the right to housing for all.” A spokesperson said, “Everyone needs good quality housing to live and thrive in and having a home is central to every aspect of our wellbeing, from health to educational... Read more of this article

Athene Awards Scholarships To Five Students

Athene Awards Scholarships To Five Students

Athene Holding and Athene Life Re held a reception event to recognize the five Bermuda College students — Paula Costa-Medeiros, Kirk Hyde, Shiloh Robinson, Sari Smith, and Shania Wedderburn — who were awarded the 2023 Athene Scholarships. A spokesperson said, “Athene Holding Ltd. [Athene] and its subsidiary Athene Life Re Ltd. [ALRe]... Read more of this article

52-Yr-Old Man In ICU After Collision

52-Yr-Old Man In ICU After Collision

A 52-year-old man was transported to hospital after a collision in Sandys on Sunday [Oct 1]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 2pm Sunday, 1st October 2023, police officers and emergency medical personnel responded to a reported collision on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Heydon Gardens. “It appears that a van being... Read more of this article

Local Entrepreneurs Earn $25,000 Grants

Local Entrepreneurs Earn $25,000 Grants

Tia Crockwell of OnSight Optometry, Kisha Tyrrell of Enzuri Beauty & Wellness, Davida O’Brien of Vida Fusions and Sabriuna Wilkinson of Nurture Laiche all received $25,000 grants to help elevate their business endeavors after their successful presentations at the Wave of Opportunity Pitch Competition. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Oct 2 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 2 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 Stories 30 Minute Video: Sept... Read more of this article

Asia Smith Enjoys Model Experience In New York

Asia Smith Enjoys Model Experience In New York

[Written by Stephen Wrighta] Asia Smith has described her experience on the runway at the recent New York Fashion Week Festival as a “breathtaking” experience. Ms Smith was among several Bermudians who successfully applied for the Model Experience, allowing participants to walk the runway, share the stage with A-List talent, connect with brands... Read more of this article

New Fitness Studio NRG Opens In Hamilton

New Fitness Studio NRG Opens In Hamilton

NRG Fitness Studio — a new state-of-the-art gym facility has opened in Hamilton –  offering personalized training programs with certified trainers Jenia Thompson, Jessie Manderson and Scott Smith. A spokesperson said, “We are excited to announce the opening of a new, state of the art gym facility, in the city centre. Trainers/owners... Read more of this article


Berkeley Says ‘Thanks’ After Anniversary Events

Berkeley Says ‘Thanks’ After Anniversary Events

The Berkeley Educational Society and the Berkeley Institute has extended their thanks following a successful series of events commemorating Berkeley’s 125th Anniversary. A spokesperson said, “The Berkeley Educational Society in conjunction with The Berkeley Institute, its parent body wishes to thank you, the general public, the faculty... Read more of this article

Dr Makajuola Honoured At Caribbean Awards

Dr Makajuola Honoured At Caribbean Awards

Dr. Jonathan Makajuola received recognition at the 2023 Caribbean Golden Awards for co-founding the Daily Male Free Men’s Clinic, offering free prostate cancer screening and cardiovascular testing. A spokesperson said, “He received recognition for his perseverance, resolve, and dedication to clinical excellence in urology, particularly bladder... Read more of this article

Youth Photo Competition Offers Array Of Prizes

Youth Photo Competition Offers Array Of Prizes

The Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photography Competition: Your Eyes on Bermuda is inviting students aged 7-18 to participate for a chance to win prizes including Iron Kids accounts, gift certificates, and a Canon DSLR camera, and the school with the most submissions [based on percentage] will receive a $1,500 gift certificate to AF Smith. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2023 Police Gymkhana Event

Photos & Video: 2023 Police Gymkhana Event

The Police Gymkhana took place on Saturday [Oct 1] in Prospect, Devonshire. The event included cycling competitions for both adults and children. Related Stories Photos & Video: Police Week Gymkhana Event Police Week Kicks Off October 6 With Gymkhana Photos &... Read more of this article

Charities Encouraged To Apply For Funding

Charities Encouraged To Apply For Funding

Charities in Bermuda are invited to apply for funding from the 2024 Convex End-to-End event, and all applications must be submitted electronically by 5pm on October 31st, 2023. A spokesperson said, “The focus of the End-to-End remains steadfast on addressing the pressing needs of the Bermuda community. The proceeds generated from the 2024 End-to-End... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier get underway in Bermuda, the Kayak for Kids fundraising event, the Police Gymkhana, and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more. News/Misc: Govt Update On Services Following Cyber-Attack Robert Green Graduates From... Read more of this article

Bus, Marshmallows, Royalty, Chocolate, Book

Bus, Marshmallows, Royalty, Chocolate, Book

Tree frogs, marshmallow moongates, Bermudian royalty, chocolate fish and the Bermuda Story are featured in the virtual art galleries on our network site ForeverBermuda.com, with the newly launched series designed to creatively highlight Bermudian culture and heritage. The tenth month of galleries feature tree frogs in cute, pink buses; marshmallow... Read more of this article

Govt Update On Services Following Cyber-Attack

Govt Update On Services Following Cyber-Attack

“The expectation is that most government phone services will be restored by 9 a.m. tomorrow [Oct 2], and most government users will be able to log in to their computers,” the Government said as they provided their latest update following the cyber-attack on September 21st. A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the Government provided... Read more of this article

Robert Green Graduates From Right Living House

Robert Green Graduates From Right Living House

“Accountability means taking responsibility for our actions and acknowledging the impact our choices have had on our lives and those around us. It’s the first step towards healing, as it empowers individuals to confront their past and work towards a better future,” said Minister of National Security Michael Weeks. Minister Weeks delivered... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Travels To Europe For Meetings

Premier Burt Travels To Europe For Meetings

The Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt departed for Europe yesterday [Sept 30] where he “will lead a Government delegation and hold a series of meetings with EU officials in Brussels, Paris, and London, including the new Secretary General of the OECD.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Premier first travels to Brussels,... Read more of this article

BELCO: Fuel Adjustment Rate To Increase

BELCO: Fuel Adjustment Rate To Increase

BELCO advised that beginning October 1st, 2023 there will be an increase in the Fuel Adjustment Rate [FAR]. A spokesperson said, “With the approval of the Bermuda Regulatory Authority, the FAR will increase from the existing rate of 16.513 cents per kilowatt-hour [kWh] to 24.517 cents per kWh. The FAR is comprised of 20.09 cents per kWh FAR and... Read more of this article

Cricket: Bermuda Beat Panama By Seven Wickets

Cricket: Bermuda Beat Panama By Seven Wickets

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermuda maintained their perfect start to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier after defeating Panama by seven wickets at White Hill Field today [October 1]. Coach Niraj Odedra’s side, who beat Canada by 86 runs in their opener yesterday, restricted Panama, who won the toss, to 90 for eight off their allotted... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Govt Highlights Mortgage Guarantee Programme

Govt Highlights Mortgage Guarantee Programme

The Bermuda Government has released a video highlighting its Mortgage Guarantee Programme, a “joint venture with the Bermuda Commercial Bank designed to make homeownership more affordable for many Bermudians.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Mortgage Guarantee Programme not only cuts the standard down payment requirement for a... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Oct 2 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Oct 2 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 Stories 30 Minute Video: Sept... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2023 Police Gymkhana Event

Photos & Video: 2023 Police Gymkhana Event

The Police Gymkhana took place on Saturday [Oct 1] in Prospect, Devonshire. The event included cycling competitions for both adults and children. Related Stories Photos & Video: Police Week Gymkhana Event Police Week Kicks Off October 6 With Gymkhana Photos &... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Bermuda Gold Cup Expands Sustainability Effort

Bermuda Gold Cup Expands Sustainability Effort

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has forged a partnership with Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance company Aspen, signifying a heightened dedication to sustainability. A spokesperson said, “A new partnership between the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Bermuda-based specialty insurance and reinsurance company Aspen is leading to a stronger commitment... Read more of this article

Bermuda Team Announced For Pan Am Games

Bermuda Team Announced For Pan Am Games

The Bermuda Olympic Association has announced the selection of Team Bermuda for the upcoming Pan-American [Pan Am] Games, which will be held in Santiago, Chile from October 20th to November 6th, 2023. A spokesperson said, “Each athlete has successfully met the established qualifying standards for their respective sport and their selection is a... Read more of this article

Divine Looking For Strong Finish To Season

Divine Looking For Strong Finish To Season

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermudian motorcycle racer Aeziah Divine is determined to make the most of his remaining Spanish MIR Racing Finetwork Cup races this season. Divine returned to action for the fifth leg of the series at the Circuito Fortuna Motor Sport in Murcia last month after recovering from a hand injury, which ruled him out of three races. The... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Athene Awards Scholarships To Five Students

Athene Awards Scholarships To Five Students

Athene Holding and Athene Life Re held a reception event to recognize the five Bermuda College students — Paula Costa-Medeiros, Kirk Hyde, Shiloh Robinson, Sari Smith, and Shania Wedderburn — who were awarded the 2023 Athene Scholarships. A spokesperson said, “Athene Holding Ltd. [Athene] and its subsidiary Athene Life Re Ltd. [ALRe]... Read more of this article

Local Entrepreneurs Earn $25,000 Grants

Local Entrepreneurs Earn $25,000 Grants

Tia Crockwell of OnSight Optometry, Kisha Tyrrell of Enzuri Beauty & Wellness, Davida O’Brien of Vida Fusions and Sabriuna Wilkinson of Nurture Laiche all received $25,000 grants to help elevate their business endeavors after their successful presentations at the Wave of Opportunity Pitch Competition. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

One Week Left To Register For 2023 Tech Summit

One Week Left To Register For 2023 Tech Summit

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] is reminding the public that there is only one week left to register for the fifth annual Bermuda Tech Summit. A spokesperson said, “In addition to cutting-edge content, the Bermuda Tech Summit, held from October 8-10 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, will offer C-Suite networking opportunities... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: ‘Flavours’ With Chef James Berckemyer

Review: ‘Flavours’ With Chef James Berckemyer

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] MasterCard has been partnering with chefs all around the world to create the priceless table and thankfully, Bermuda was a part of it. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Flavours by MasterCard featuring Michelin Star Chef James Berckemyer from Lima, Peru. The event was held at Fort St Catherine under the stars... Read more of this article

Asia Smith Enjoys Model Experience In New York

Asia Smith Enjoys Model Experience In New York

[Written by Stephen Wrighta] Asia Smith has described her experience on the runway at the recent New York Fashion Week Festival as a “breathtaking” experience. Ms Smith was among several Bermudians who successfully applied for the Model Experience, allowing participants to walk the runway, share the stage with A-List talent, connect with brands... Read more of this article

Video: Underwater Moongates Virtual Art Gallery

Video: Underwater Moongates Virtual Art Gallery

Bernews’ latest Virtual Art Gallery transports viewers into the enchanting virtual world of underwater moongates. This immersive collection offers a unique digital perspective on Bermuda’s iconic moongates, submerging them in the tranquil beauty of the ocean that surrounds the island. This marks the 17th in a series of ‘Virtual Art Shows’... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

BMA Hosts 2nd Annual Community Clean-Up

BMA Hosts 2nd Annual Community Clean-Up

The Bermuda Monetary Authority hosted an Island Wide Clean-Up event in support of Keep Bermuda Beautiful as part of its annual Community Day. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Monetary Authority [Authority or BMA] participated in its Second Annual Community Day by hosting an Island Wide Clean-Up event on Thursday, 28 September 2023. The Authority’s... Read more of this article

New Sargasso Sea Commissioners Appointed

New Sargasso Sea Commissioners Appointed

The Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr. Robbie Smith and Sen. Wilfred Moore as the new international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission, tasked with stewarding and conserving the Sargasso Sea, an iconic high seas ecosystem. A spokesperson said, “The Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr. Robbie Smith and Sen. Wilfred Moore as... Read more of this article

Youth Climate Summit To Take Place In November

Youth Climate Summit To Take Place In November

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will be hosting the 3rd Annual Youth Climate Summit from November 10th to 18th. A spokesperson said, “The Youth Climate Summit [YCS], a weeklong event for students ages 13-22, engages and educates young people on global climate issues and is the foundation for a year of youth-led activities focused... Read more of this article

CRIME

New Regulations On Expunging Criminal Records

New Regulations On Expunging Criminal Records

New regulations have been drafted and approved by Cabinet which aim to rectify an issue where cannabis possession amounts were not explicitly stated on applicants’ criminal records thereby hindering the expungement process, Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said. Speaking in the House of Assembly the Attorney-General said, ”I rise today... Read more of this article

Two Arrested, Suspected Stolen Items Recovered

Two Arrested, Suspected Stolen Items Recovered

Two males have been arrested and “several suspected stolen construction items, a suspected stolen motorcycle, two suspected illegal pit-bulls, as well as a number of suspected cannabis plants” have been recovered, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, 27th September 2023, police officers from the Community... Read more of this article

Two Suspected Stolen Motorcycles Recovered

Two Suspected Stolen Motorcycles Recovered

Two suspected stolen motorcycles were recovered in recent days, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:45pm Wednesday, 20th September 2023, police officers on mobile patrol along Long Bay Lane, Sandys parish encountered two men wearing helmets with dark coloured visors, each riding a separate motorcycle. “The officers’... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

One Week Left To Register For 2023 Tech Summit

One Week Left To Register For 2023 Tech Summit

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] is reminding the public that there is only one week left to register for the fifth annual Bermuda Tech Summit. A spokesperson said, “In addition to cutting-edge content, the Bermuda Tech Summit, held from October 8-10 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, will offer C-Suite networking opportunities via an opening... Read more of this article

Column: Fubler On Nuvem, Tech, Future & More

Column: Fubler On Nuvem, Tech, Future & More

[Column written by Mischa Fubler] In our ever-evolving world, the importance of digital connectivity cannot be overstated. It’s the bridge that links us to global opportunities, knowledge, and to each other. Today, I am thrilled to share with you a monumental step Bermuda is taking in strengthening this bridge. Imagine, for a moment, the vastness of the Atlantic... Read more of this article

Bus, Marshmallows, Royalty, Chocolate, Book

Bus, Marshmallows, Royalty, Chocolate, Book

Tree frogs, marshmallow moongates, Bermudian royalty, chocolate fish and the Bermuda Story are featured in the virtual art galleries on our network site ForeverBermuda.com, with the newly launched series designed to creatively highlight Bermudian culture and heritage. The tenth month of galleries feature tree frogs in cute, pink buses; marshmallow moongates, Bermudian... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

52-Yr-Old Man In ICU After Collision

52-Yr-Old Man In ICU After Collision

A 52-year-old man was transported to hospital after a collision in Sandys on Sunday [Oct 1]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 2pm Sunday, 1st October 2023, police officers and emergency medical personnel responded to a reported collision on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Heydon Gardens. “It appears that a van being... Read more of this article

Male Arrested, Collision, Video Circulating

Male Arrested, Collision, Video Circulating

A male was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following a collision involving a police bike and a video is circulating “in which the person who recorded the video is accusing the police of wrongdoing in relation to this collision” and the police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who may recorded images or video... Read more of this article

Man Sentenced To Prison For Causing Death

Man Sentenced To Prison For Causing Death

Christian Sousa Matias was sentenced to prison time for causing the death of Allen Trott by careless driving. The ruling said, “The Accused appears before this Court for sentence, having been convicted, upon his guilty pleas entered 3 April 2023, to a charge of causing death by careless driving contrary to 37A of the Road Traffic Act 1947 and... Read more of this article




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