Four Men Arrested In Connection With Murder

Four Men Arrested In Connection With Murder

The police said that four men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting in Flatt’s early yesterday morning [July 1]. Speaking a press conference today, the police said, “At approximately 1:10am on Friday, the 1st of July, 2022, the Bermuda Police Service received several 911 calls reporting gunshots that were heard in the area... Read more of this article

Minister: Collaboration Between UN & Bermuda

Minister: Collaboration Between UN & Bermuda

“We are now embarking on a new chapter of collaboration between the United Nations and Bermuda that will benefit Bermuda’s people directly,” Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert said in the House of Assembly. The Minister noted the “recent launch of a landmark partnership between the United Nations [UN] and the... Read more of this article

Premier Burt: Update On Financial Performance

Premier Burt: Update On Financial Performance

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt provided an update on the Government’s financial performance for fiscal year 2021/22 in the House of Assembly on Friday [July 1] saying there are “continued signs of a strengthening economy, despite the considerable challenges we continue to face as a country.” The Premier’s full statement follows... Read more of this article

Video: July 2nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 2nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

People urged to come forward with information about murder, Maxanne Anderson appointed as Senior Magistrate, money & drugs seized and three men arrested, plan to increase seniors pensions by 2.75%, Police passing out ceremony, BELCO advise we can expect an increase energy bills, Government sponsors Future Leaders Programme, and ten overseas firefighters... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Sponsors Future Leaders Programme

Video: Govt Sponsors Future Leaders Programme

Premier David Burt welcomed the Future Leaders Bermuda Summer Programme participants to the Cabinet Grounds, noting the “Government is proud to continue to sponsor this important initiative.”Premier David Burt tweeted, “Welcomed the Future Leaders Bermuda Summer Programme participants to the Cabinet Grounds. Bermuda Government is... Read more of this article

‘Can Expect Increase In Their Energy Bills’

‘Can Expect Increase In Their Energy Bills’

BELCO said “customers can expect to see an increase in their energy bills beginning with the July billing cycle” which is “as a result of rising fuel prices and a consequential adjustment made to the Fuel Adjustment Rate [FAR].” The company’s website said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] customers... Read more of this article

35 Bermudians Receive Horticultural Training

35 Bermudians Receive Horticultural Training

Minister of Public Works David Burch highlighted the successful training of 35 Bermudians within the Horticultural industry through the partnership between the exceptional Skills Development Programme [SDP] run by Mr. Roger Parris and his team, the Department of Parks and The Kingston Maurward College. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July... Read more of this article


Establishment Of Project Management Office

Establishment Of Project Management Office

Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward provided an update on the Establishment of the Project Management Office in support of Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan [ERP]. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 1] the Minister said, ”In March I reported to this Honourable House the Government had identified four lead initiatives –... Read more of this article

Minister: Update On Litigation Guardian Service

Minister: Update On Litigation Guardian Service

Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert provided an update on the ”continuing progress with regard to the Ministry’s on-going commitment to embedding a sound Litigation Guardian Service framework into Bermuda’s Court.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 1] the Minister said, “I am delighted to report... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Education Reform Work

Minister Updates On Education Reform Work

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an update on the ”exciting work that continues in support of Education Reform, and more specifically about the introduction of Signature Learning Programmes in September 2022, for our two senior schools The Berkeley Institute and the CedarBridge Academy.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today... Read more of this article

Video: Dr. Francis On Mary Prince Voyage

Video: Dr. Francis On Mary Prince Voyage

Local students will sail through history as they travel to Turks & Caicos aboard the Spirit of Bermuda in a trip entitled ‘In the Wake of Mary Prince,’ which will include lessons and perspectives from Bermudian historian Dr. Theodore Francis. The students depart soon, and Dr Francis said that over the next two weeks, he will be sharing... Read more of this article

Ten Overseas Firefighters To Assist At Airport

Ten Overseas Firefighters To Assist At Airport

In order to meet an increased amount of certified aircraft rescue firefighters needed per crew at the airport, the Government has “sourced ten 10 suitably qualified firefighters to come to Bermuda in July, initially for 3 months,” Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said, explaining that it is a “temporary measure”... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 1 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 1 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 Minute Video: June... Read more of this article

Video: Police Service Passing Out Ceremony

Video: Police Service Passing Out Ceremony

A Passing Out Ceremony was held at Police Headquarters in Prospect to officially welcome the island’s newest members of the Bermuda Police Service. A police spokesperson said, “We would like to congratulate 21 of our newest family members. Recruit Foundation Course [RFC] 81 have successfully completed their 18-week training course. To mark... Read more of this article

Update On Bermuda Passport Processing Times

Update On Bermuda Passport Processing Times

“The current processing times have, in some cases, been up to 20 weeks. It is anticipated that with the addition of new staff the process will return 11 weeks,” Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said in regards to passport processing times. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 1] the Minister said, “First and foremost,... Read more of this article

Money & Drugs Seized, Three Men Arrested

Money & Drugs Seized, Three Men Arrested

Police officers executed a warrant at a residence in Pembroke and “a quantity of controlled drugs, money and drug equipment were seized” and three men were arrested. A police spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, 29th June 2022, police officers of the Tactical Operations Division executed a drug warrant at a residence on Mount Hill Road, Pembroke,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Video: July 2nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 2nd Bernews Morning Newsflash

People urged to come forward with information about murder, Maxanne Anderson appointed as Senior Magistrate, money & drugs seized and three men arrested, plan to increase seniors pensions by 2.75%, Police passing out ceremony, BELCO advise we can expect an increase energy bills, Government sponsors Future Leaders Programme, and ten overseas firefighters... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Sponsors Future Leaders Programme

Video: Govt Sponsors Future Leaders Programme

Premier David Burt welcomed the Future Leaders Bermuda Summer Programme participants to the Cabinet Grounds, noting the “Government is proud to continue to sponsor this important initiative.”Premier David Burt tweeted, “Welcomed the Future Leaders Bermuda Summer Programme participants to the Cabinet Grounds. Bermuda Government is... Read more of this article

Video: Dr. Francis On Mary Prince Voyage

Video: Dr. Francis On Mary Prince Voyage

Local students will sail through history as they travel to Turks & Caicos aboard the Spirit of Bermuda in a trip entitled ‘In the Wake of Mary Prince,’ which will include lessons and perspectives from Bermudian historian Dr. Theodore Francis. The students depart soon, and Dr Francis said that over the next two weeks, he will be sharing... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Sailors Continue Optimist World Championships

Sailors Continue Optimist World Championships

The third day of the 2022 Arkas World Championships took place in Turkey, with Bermuda sailors in action. Ethan Thompson continued to lead the Bermuda contingent with 42 points and is in 22nd overall. Sarah Davis currently sits 101st overall with 117 points, while Miguel Power is 141st overall with 157 points. Trystan Hocking is holding the 173rd position... Read more of this article

Backyard Cricket: Corporation Win By 8 Wickets

Backyard Cricket: Corporation Win By 8 Wickets

In the latest round of the Backyard Cricket League, the Corporation of Hamilton defeated Sluggo’s Angels by 8 wickets. Sluggo’s Angels won the toss and elected to bat, they scored 83/8 in their 15 overs. Chantel Oosthuizen was their top scorer with 29, which came off 36 balls, she hit 5 fours, Calvin Dill was the pick of the Corporation bowlers... Read more of this article

Moongate Tour Golf Tournament Round 5 Results

Moongate Tour Golf Tournament Round 5 Results

Will Haddrell shot a 1-over par 72 at the Port Royal Golf Course to win the 5th round of the Moongate Tour Golf Tournament. Amateur Haddrell finished one stroke ahead of three Professional Golfers and another Amateur, Professionals, Chris Smith, Nick Jones, and Camiko Smith, along with Amateur Adam Perry all finished at 2-over 73. Damian Palanyandi... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Premier Burt: Update On Financial Performance

Premier Burt: Update On Financial Performance

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt provided an update on the Government’s financial performance for fiscal year 2021/22 in the House of Assembly on Friday [July 1] saying there are “continued signs of a strengthening economy, despite the considerable challenges we continue to face as a country.” The Premier’s full statement follows... Read more of this article

July 5: IoD Bermuda To Hold Meet And Greet

July 5: IoD Bermuda To Hold Meet And Greet

The Institute of Directors Bermuda [IoD] is holding a special meet and greet on July 5 for anyone interested in learning more about their Certificate in Company Direction [CICD] programme and the 2022 CICD Cohort. A spokesperson said, “On Tuesday July 5, 2022, the Institute of Directors Bermuda is holding a special meet and greet for anyone interested... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting July 2

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting July 2

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday July 2nd.On Saturday the Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Monday the Adventure of the Seas cruise ships is... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Charge Event To Celebrate ‘Motorcycle Culture’

Charge Event To Celebrate ‘Motorcycle Culture’

A celebration of Bermuda’s “unique motorcycle culture” will be held on Sunday with the annual Bermuda Charge festival. The event includes Motor Fest, which will involve custom and classic motorcycles leaving from Front Steet, starting at noon. A small barricaded section will also be set aside for demonstrations and displays from local motorsports... Read more of this article

Awards To Be Given At ‘Family Fun Fest’

Awards To Be Given At ‘Family Fun Fest’

The ‘July 2gather Family Fun Fest’ will be held at City Hall tomorrow [July 2], with awards to be presented to those who are “engaging in restoring community in atypical ways” A spokesperson said, “The focus of the ‘July 2gather Family Fun Fest’ at City Hall this Saturday is enjoyment. This is reflected in the three hosts for that... Read more of this article

BACD’s ‘Summer Open’ Show Opens On July 3

BACD’s ‘Summer Open’ Show Opens On July 3

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard will open a show titled ‘Summer Open’ on Sunday [July 3]. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Arts Centre is inviting the public to their opening of ‘Summer Open’ to be held this Sunday, July 3 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm “This show has been left to our Member Artists to enter anything they wish.... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

BEST & BEU Pay Tribute To Stuart Hayward

BEST & BEU Pay Tribute To Stuart Hayward

[Updated] “Bermuda has lost an exceptional champion for our environment with the passing of Stuart Hayward,” Chair of Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] Gail Miller said. “His passion and energy raised awareness among residents of Bermuda on environmental concerns, decisions and impactful issues. Stuart ‘talked... Read more of this article

Increased Presence of Portuguese Man of War

Increased Presence of Portuguese Man of War

The Government has issued an advisory urging people to “exercise heightened caution while in or near the ocean due to reports of an increase in the presence of the Portuguese Man of War.” A Government spokesperson said, “Portuguese Man of War can be identified with their bluish gas-filled float on top of the water. “However, their in-water... Read more of this article

Ariel Re Staff Help To Clean Up Southlands Park

Ariel Re Staff Help To Clean Up Southlands Park

Staff from Bermuda-based reinsurance company Ariel Re helped to clean up Southlands Park and Beach in support of Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], one of the island’s environmental non-profit organizations. The 15 volunteers – including Chief Executive Officer Ryan Mather – cleared approximately 600 pounds of trash from trails and abandoned buildings,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Four Men Arrested In Connection With Murder

Four Men Arrested In Connection With Murder

The police said that four men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting in Flatt’s early yesterday morning [July 1]. Speaking a press conference today, the police said, “At approximately 1:10am on Friday, the 1st of July, 2022, the Bermuda Police Service received several 911 calls reporting gunshots that were heard in the area... Read more of this article

‘Meaningful Collaboration Involving All Sectors’

‘Meaningful Collaboration Involving All Sectors’

[Open letter] The murder this morning in Flatts is the latest in a recent series of violent incidents which has been adversely impacting our small community. We, the undersigned, note that there is no question that we will only be able to meaningful address this challenge through meaningful collaboration, involving all sectors of our community. We recognize... Read more of this article

Money & Drugs Seized, Three Men Arrested

Money & Drugs Seized, Three Men Arrested

Police officers executed a warrant at a residence in Pembroke and “a quantity of controlled drugs, money and drug equipment were seized” and three men were arrested. A police spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, 29th June 2022, police officers of the Tactical Operations Division executed a drug warrant at a residence on Mount Hill Road, Pembroke,... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Mosaic Wins “Cyber Newcomer Of Year Award”

Mosaic Wins “Cyber Newcomer Of Year Award”

Mosaic Insurance has been named “Cyber Newcomer of the Year” by insurtech and data services provider Advisen, a Zywave company. A spokesperson said, “The specialty insurer was honored as an industry top performer at the ninth annual Cyber Risk Awards in New York City this month. The award recognizes start-up operations from 2021 that are making a significant impact... Read more of this article

‘Can Expect Increase In Their Energy Bills’

‘Can Expect Increase In Their Energy Bills’

BELCO said “customers can expect to see an increase in their energy bills beginning with the July billing cycle” which is “as a result of rising fuel prices and a consequential adjustment made to the Fuel Adjustment Rate [FAR].” The company’s website said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] customers can expect to see an... Read more of this article

June 2022: Top 10 Bernews Instagram Photos

June 2022: Top 10 Bernews Instagram Photos

During June 2022, the top 10 ‘most liked’ photos on the Bernews Instagram page included Bermuda’s team remembering the late Osagi Bascome, J’Ouvert, Carnival in Bermuda, Michael Dunkley’s statement, C.A.R.E. Learning Centre’s graduation ceremony, fans at the Bermuda vs Haiti football match, Nova Mas Swizzle Sunrise, Reggie Lambe becoming... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Ten Overseas Firefighters To Assist At Airport

Ten Overseas Firefighters To Assist At Airport

In order to meet an increased amount of certified aircraft rescue firefighters needed per crew at the airport, the Government has “sourced ten 10 suitably qualified firefighters to come to Bermuda in July, initially for 3 months,” Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said, explaining that it is a “temporary measure”... Read more of this article

Vehicle Crashed Overboard In Spanish Point

Vehicle Crashed Overboard In Spanish Point

[Updated with video] Emergency services responded to the Spanish Point Boat Club area this afternoon [June 30] after a vehicle crashed overboard. A spokesperson said, “At 2:39pm on Thursday June 30, 2022 BFRS Dispatch received a report of a car overboard with one person trapped at Spanish Point Boat Club.“BFRS responded with one Appliance from... Read more of this article

Visitors Hospitalised After Rental Scooter Crash

Visitors Hospitalised After Rental Scooter Crash

Two visitors are hospitalised after a rental scooter crash in Sandys yesterday, with a 46-year-old American man on a general ward, while a 49-year-old American woman is in the ICU “with serious head and leg injuries which are considered life threatening.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:40pm Wednesday, 29th June 2022 a reported... Read more of this article




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