OBA Deputy: ‘They Failed In Their Obligations’

OBA Deputy: ‘They Failed In Their Obligations’

“The response from the PLP explains the problem Bermuda currently faces,” Deputy OBA Leader Jarion Richardson said, adding that “they failed in their obligations and we held them to a higher standard.” Background His comments follow after the House of Assembly was adjourned at 2.10pm on Friday as there were not enough MPs present,... Read more of this article

Photos: 2022 Backyard Ultra Race Event

Photos: 2022 Backyard Ultra Race Event

Run Bermuda’s Backyard, sponsored by Monument Re, started today [Dec 3] from Clearwater Beach field, Southside, St. David’s. Race Organisers previously said, “We’re delighted with the level of support for this first running of the event. That we have surpassed our expectations is testament to the strength of the Bermuda running community and... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2022 BNT Christmas Walkabout

Photos & Video: 2022 BNT Christmas Walkabout

The Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout event was held last night in [Dec 2] in St George’s, with a large crowd coming out to enjoy the always popular event. A spokesperson previously said, “For over 40 years, this highly anticipated event has signaled the start of the festive season in Bermuda. “BNT historic homes including Tucker House,... Read more of this article

Karting Club Pays Tribute To Maynard Soares

Karting Club Pays Tribute To Maynard Soares

[Written by Stephen Wright] Motorsports pioneer Maynard “Duke” Soares, an instrumental figure in karting and powerboat racing on the island, has died this week. He was aged 79. Among his career highlights were racing at some of the most iconic circuits in the world, such as Brands Hatch and Snetterton in England, the Nürburgring in Germany and... Read more of this article

Hibiscus Boats, Frog DJs, Onion, Jewel, Swizzle

Hibiscus Boats, Frog DJs, Onion, Jewel, Swizzle

Hibiscus sailboats, treefrog music DJs, Swizzle beverages, ocean jewels and Bermuda onion cheerleaders are among the items featured in the virtual art galleries on our network site ForeverBermuda.com, with the newly launched weekly series designed to creatively highlight Bermudian culture and island life in a fun and unique way. The first month of... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 3rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 3rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

House adjourns due to low attendance by MPs,  delays in mail continue between UK & Bermuda, Onuri Smith appears in ‘Colour and Light’ film, Self-Governance Sufficiency Assessment report, Conservation Areas: Riddell’s Bay & White Crest, Ki-Juan Minors wins USHJA Hunter Class in Florida and BHB green light for awareness are some of the... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BHB Green Light For Awareness

Photos & Video: BHB Green Light For Awareness

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is shining a light on mental health awareness, with green lights shining on part of KEMH. This year’s theme for mental health awareness is “Make Mental Health and Wellbeing for All a Bermuda Priority,” and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] said they “encourage the public to be joyous and celebratory... Read more of this article


‘Managing Site To Secure Return For Taxpayers’

‘Managing Site To Secure Return For Taxpayers’

“We want to put the land on which the failed project sits into productive use and generate cash returns that will eventually return funds to taxpayers,” Premier David Burt said said, adding that “today’s tabling of the Morgan’s Point Company Act 2022 is the first step in that journey.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today... Read more of this article

House Adjourns Due To Low Attendance By MPs

House Adjourns Due To Low Attendance By MPs

[Updated] The House of Assembly was adjourned this afternoon [Dec 2] as there were not enough MPs present, with the Speaker noting there needed to be a minimum of 14 members — of the 36 elected MPs — for the session to continue. The morning session was held and then the House resumed at 2.00pm. As Minister Jason Hayward was speaking, Deputy... Read more of this article

Minister Condemns Incident On School Grounds

Minister Condemns Incident On School Grounds

“Ensuring that our students, teachers and school zones are kept safe is a paramount priority,” said the Minister of Education Diallo Rabain, following what the Government said was an “incident that occurred this afternoon on the Northlands Primary School grounds.” A Government spokesperson said, “The matter involved two... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Why Has It Taken So Long To Answer?’

OBA: ‘Why Has It Taken So Long To Answer?’

A question about the contract and TA fees “was first submitted in September for reply and for months, the Government has been unresponsive,” Shadow Health Minister Michael Dunkley said, asking “why has it taken so long to answer?” Mr. Dunkley said, “During the sitting of Parliament today, I eagerly anticipated finally having... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Concerned Citizens Group

Premier Meets With Concerned Citizens Group

Premier David Burt met with the members of the Concerned Citizens of St. David’s group this afternoon [Dec 2] to discuss their concerns about the planned medical waste incinerator. A Government spokesperson said, “The Premier and Minister of Finance, the Hon. David Burt met with the members of the Concerned Citizens of St. David’s group... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Dec 2 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Dec 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: Dec 1... Read more of this article

WTCS Hold Gathering For Staff & Volunteers

WTCS Hold Gathering For Staff & Volunteers

The World Triathlon Championship Series [WTCS] celebrated the successful triathlon season through an appreciation gathering for locally based organizers and volunteers. A spokesperson said, “Celebrating a successful triathlon season on the racecourse would not be complete without the support of locally based organisers and hundreds of volunteers.... Read more of this article

NMB Launches Family Photography Exhibit

NMB Launches Family Photography Exhibit

On Wednesday [Nov 30], the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] opened a new contemporary photography exhibit by Bermudian artist Meredith Andrews. A spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, November 30, the National Museum of Bermuda opened a new contemporary photography exhibit, Homestead, by Bermudian artist Meredith Andrews. Her Excellency Governor Rena... Read more of this article

Conservation Areas: Riddell’s Bay & White Crest

Conservation Areas: Riddell’s Bay & White Crest

In October 2022, Protected Conservation Areas [PCA] were made in relation to Riddell’s Bay in Warwick and White Crest Hill in Smith’s, Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly today [Dec 2]. “The PCA process was introduced in 2021 under Section 25A of the Development and Planning Act 1974,” the Minister said.... Read more of this article

Minister On Day Of Persons With Disabilities

Minister On Day Of Persons With Disabilities

Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert provided an overview of the the activities that have been put in place in recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which, as declared by the United Nations, will be officially recognized on December 3rd 2022. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 2] the Minister... Read more of this article

New Workforce Development Advisory Board

New Workforce Development Advisory Board

The Ministry of Economy and Labour intends to “establish a new Workforce Development Advisory Board that will carry out the critical leadership function of the Workforce Development Plan,” Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 2] the Minister said, “The new Workforce Development... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: 2022 BNT Christmas Walkabout

Photos & Video: 2022 BNT Christmas Walkabout

The Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout event was held last night in [Dec 2] in St George’s, with a large crowd coming out to enjoy the always popular event. A spokesperson previously said, “For over 40 years, this highly anticipated event has signaled the start of the festive season in Bermuda. “BNT historic homes including Tucker House,... Read more of this article

Video: Dec 3rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Dec 3rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

House adjourns due to low attendance by MPs,  delays in mail continue between UK & Bermuda, Onuri Smith appears in ‘Colour and Light’ film, Self-Governance Sufficiency Assessment report, Conservation Areas: Riddell’s Bay & White Crest, Ki-Juan Minors wins USHJA Hunter Class in Florida and BHB green light for awareness are some of the... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BHB Green Light For Awareness

Photos & Video: BHB Green Light For Awareness

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is shining a light on mental health awareness, with green lights shining on part of KEMH. This year’s theme for mental health awareness is “Make Mental Health and Wellbeing for All a Bermuda Priority,” and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] said they “encourage the public to be joyous and celebratory... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Photos: 2022 Backyard Ultra Race Event

Photos: 2022 Backyard Ultra Race Event

Run Bermuda’s Backyard, sponsored by Monument Re, started today [Dec 3] from Clearwater Beach field, Southside, St. David’s. Race Organisers previously said, “We’re delighted with the level of support for this first running of the event. That we have surpassed our expectations is testament to the strength of the Bermuda running community and... Read more of this article

World Cup: Netherlands & Argentina Win

World Cup: Netherlands & Argentina Win

[Written by Stephen Wright] Netherlands 3 [Depay 10, Blind 45+1, Dumfries 81] United States 1 [Wright 76] The Netherlands reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup after a ruthless display of finishing against the United States in Doha today. Memphis Depay gave the Netherlands an early lead, turning in Denzel Dumfries’s cross after Christian Pulisic... Read more of this article

BSRA Club Championships Final Day Results

BSRA Club Championships Final Day Results

The Bermuda Squash Racquets Association’s Club Championships concluded at the Devonshire facility. On a marathon night, Noah Browne and Eilidh Franklin were crowned the men’s & women’s open division champions. Franklin defeated Joann Bielby 11-5, 11-5, 11-4, while Browne defeated Anaya Smith 11-8, 11-7, 11-7. Seven matches needed five games... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings Of Chubb Limited

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings Of Chubb Limited

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A++ [Superior] and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings  of “aa+” [Superior] of the subsidiaries of Chubb Limited, which includes the members of the Chubb US Group of Insurance Companies, as well as Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd. and Chubb Tempest Reinsurance Ltd. and their members. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting December 3

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting December 3

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday Shipping Schedule: Week Starting December 3rd. On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Tuesday the Somers Isles container ship will arrive, on Wednesday the LPG Penelope M LPG tanker is scheduled to arrive and... Read more of this article

New Bacardi Gift Packs Are 100% Plastic-Free

New Bacardi Gift Packs Are 100% Plastic-Free

Bermuda headquartered Bacardi said they have “extra reason to celebrate this holiday season as it reaches a milestone in its mission to remove 100% of the single-use plastic from its gifting range by the end of 2023.” A spokesperson said, “From this month, ready for the busy festive period, all new gift packs in the Bacardi portfolio... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos & Video: 2022 BNT Christmas Walkabout

Photos & Video: 2022 BNT Christmas Walkabout

The Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout event was held last night in [Dec 2] in St George’s, with a large crowd coming out to enjoy the always popular event. A spokesperson previously said, “For over 40 years, this highly anticipated event has signaled the start of the festive season in Bermuda. “BNT historic homes including Tucker House,... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess Unveils Gingerbread Display

Hamilton Princess Unveils Gingerbread Display

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club unveiled its 2022 gingerbread creation: a larger-than-life Gingerbread House, complete with candied accents, icing and a Christmas scent to match. A spokesperson said, “The seven-chef pastry team began planning the structural concept in August, which took 2 weeks to complete. The House consists of 400 bricks... Read more of this article

NMB Launches Family Photography Exhibit

NMB Launches Family Photography Exhibit

On Wednesday [Nov 30], the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] opened a new contemporary photography exhibit by Bermudian artist Meredith Andrews. A spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, November 30, the National Museum of Bermuda opened a new contemporary photography exhibit, Homestead, by Bermudian artist Meredith Andrews. Her Excellency Governor Rena... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

New Bacardi Gift Packs Are 100% Plastic-Free

New Bacardi Gift Packs Are 100% Plastic-Free

Bermuda headquartered Bacardi said they have “extra reason to celebrate this holiday season as it reaches a milestone in its mission to remove 100% of the single-use plastic from its gifting range by the end of 2023.” A spokesperson said, “From this month, ready for the busy festive period, all new gift packs in the Bacardi portfolio... Read more of this article

Conservation Areas: Riddell’s Bay & White Crest

Conservation Areas: Riddell’s Bay & White Crest

In October 2022, Protected Conservation Areas [PCA] were made in relation to Riddell’s Bay in Warwick and White Crest Hill in Smith’s, Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly today [Dec 2]. “The PCA process was introduced in 2021 under Section 25A of the Development and Planning Act 1974,” the Minister said.... Read more of this article

Youth Climate Summit Alumni Awards Ceremony

Youth Climate Summit Alumni Awards Ceremony

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute hosted an onsite reception for the Second Annual Youth Climate Summit on Thursday, November 24th, to kick off in-person events during the weeklong Summit. A spokesperson said, “In attendance was the Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Walter Roban, Minister of Education, Hon. Diallo Rabain,... Read more of this article

CRIME

BBC: Bevan Faces Losing Pension After Theft

BBC: Bevan Faces Losing Pension After Theft

Authorities are reportedly “seeking funds” from Jeffrey Bevan‘s pension following his conviction for stealing from the Bermudian Government. The BBC reported, “An accountant who stole £1.7m from the Bermudian government is facing losing his pension as attempts to claw back money he took continue. Jeffrey Bevan made more than... Read more of this article

Police Warn About Social Media Sale Scams

Police Warn About Social Media Sale Scams

The Bermuda Police Service,[BPS] said they have “received several reports of persons being duped into making online payments for the purchase of goods advertised for sale on several social media platforms, only to then not receive the items paid for.” A spokesperson said, “The BPS is asking the public to be extremely vigilant when... Read more of this article

Male Arrested For Possessing Knife On Bus

Male Arrested For Possessing Knife On Bus

A suspect has been arrested “after he was found to be in possession of a knife while onboard a public bus,” the police said. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15th November, 2022, police attended a road traffic collision involving a PTB bus, on Middle Road, near the junction with Chapel Road, Paget. “As passengers... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Hibiscus Boats, Frog DJs, Onion, Jewel, Swizzle

Hibiscus Boats, Frog DJs, Onion, Jewel, Swizzle

Hibiscus sailboats, treefrog music DJs, Swizzle beverages, ocean jewels and Bermuda onion cheerleaders are among the items featured in the virtual art galleries on our network site ForeverBermuda.com, with the newly launched weekly series designed to creatively highlight Bermudian culture and island life in a fun and unique way. The first month of galleries feature Bermuda... Read more of this article

Nov 2022: Top 10 Bernews Instagram Photos

Nov 2022: Top 10 Bernews Instagram Photos

During November 2022, the top 10 ‘most liked’ photos on the Bernews Instagram page included the first baby born since the new electronic system was implemented, the gold medal wins of both Kailan Todd and Dame Flora Duffy, Rian “8track” Williams, Tashae Trott being called to Bermuda Bar, the cardboard boat challenge, Donovan and Trey Brown’s ‘Shark... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Roses With Bermuda Flag

Wallpaper Wednesday: Roses With Bermuda Flag

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a digital drawing of roses with soft Bermuda flag accents. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image or Instagram story. You can download both sizes below, and check... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

76-Year-Old Woman In ICU After Collision

76-Year-Old Woman In ICU After Collision

A 76-year-old woman is in the ICU following a two vehicle collision in Warwick, and a 69-year-old man was injured in a separate single vehicle collision in Pembroke. 76-Year-Old Woman In ICU After Collision In Warwick A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday 30th November 2022, police received reports of a serious road traffic... Read more of this article

Road Traffic Collision In Crow Lane Area

Road Traffic Collision In Crow Lane Area

There are traffic delays this evening [Nov 30] due to a road traffic collision in the area of Crow Lane area. At 6.35pm this evening, a police spokesperson said, “There has been a road traffic collision in the area of Crow Lane near the junction with Lane Hill. “This has resulted in traffic delays with vehicles being diverted at Flora Duffy... Read more of this article

Motorcycle Rider Injured In Collision In Pembroke

Motorcycle Rider Injured In Collision In Pembroke

A male motorcycle rider was injured in collision at the junction of Spurling Hill and Crow Lane last night [Nov 25]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:40pm on Friday 25th November 2022, police and first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious two vehicle collision at the junction of Spurling Hill and Crow Lane, Pembroke. “Early... Read more of this article




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