St. George’s Prep School Quarantine Lifted

St. George’s Prep School Quarantine Lifted

“The Chief Medical Officer has instructed that the students, families, teachers, and staff of St. George’s Prep Primary may be released from quarantine and resume normal activities,” the Ministry said this evening. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Education provided the following update regarding St. George’s... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

[Updated] The annual MarketPlace Christmas Parade is taking place his evening [Nov 29] — traveling from Shelly Bay to Heron Bay — with the long route designed to allow people to practice social distancing while watching the parade, with the company previously urging people not to gather in large groups to watch. In describing the route, the company... Read more of this article

Minister On Horseshoe Beach Café Lease Tender

Minister On Horseshoe Beach Café Lease Tender

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch delivered a statement on the House of Assembly about the new operators of the Horseshoe Bay Beach Concession, explaining some of the background behind the selection process. The Minister — who had previously announced the team selected at a press conference, told Parliament, ”I’d like to give... Read more of this article

Southside Testing Facility Is Booked For Today

Southside Testing Facility Is Booked For Today

The Southside testing facility is booked to capacity for today [Nov 29] and unable to accommodate walk-ins, however people are invited to book other testing spots available in the coming days. In an online post this morning, the Government said, “Southside testing facility is booked to capacity for today and therefore unable to accommodate walk-ins.... Read more of this article

Videos: Rugby Unstoppables Feature Bermuda

Videos: Rugby Unstoppables Feature Bermuda

Bermuda women’s rugby have been featured front and centre as part of World Rugby’s ‘Unstoppable’ campaign. The campaign, launched in 2019, centres around bringing attention to the women’s contact game. Unions around the world are creating their own campaigns, featuring unstoppable women. Rugby Americas North [RAN], Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

MarketPlace Christmas Parade This Evening

MarketPlace Christmas Parade This Evening

The annual MarketPlace Christmas Parade is set to take place starting at 5.00pm this evening [Nov 29] — traveling from Shelly Bay, through Hamilton, then to Heron Bay — and everyone is urged to enjoy the parade while practicing social distancing. The MarketPlace posted the graphic below online, which states: “We look forward to seeing... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Nov 29th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Nov 29th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

While this week overall has not been the greatest — with a significant increase in Covid-19 cases — there is still plenty of good news to celebrate, including Walkers Bermuda welcoming Malacia Madden, the Bermuda Boys’ and Church Girls’ Brigades donating $3,000 to The Family Centre, Jonathan Marc Boden and Kayley Gibbons winning... Read more of this article


Dellwood Remote Learning To Start On Dec 2

Dellwood Remote Learning To Start On Dec 2

The remote learning programme for Dellwood Middle School will begin on Wednesday, December 2nd, the Ministry said this evening. This follows after the Ministry of Education made the decision to temporarily stop in-person classes at Dellwood after two members of Dellwood staff tested positive for Covid-19. A Government spokesperson said, “Following... Read more of this article

Four More Positive Covid-19 Cases, 29 Active

Four More Positive Covid-19 Cases, 29 Active

There have been four more positive Covid-19 cases — two are classified as local transmission with known contact and two under investigation — and there are now 29 active cases, with one person hospitalized.A Government spokesperson said, “There were 640 test results received by the Ministry of Health yesterday [27 November 2020], and... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Lighting Of City’s Christmas Tree

Photos & Video: Lighting Of City’s Christmas Tree

The City of Hamilton held their Rockin’ Around the City Tree event last night [Nov 27], inviting the public to stop by City Hall to “join Santa for some free festive and socially distanced photo ops.” The event also saw musical performances, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and the City make a $5,000 donation to Tomorrow’s Voices –... Read more of this article

Ministry Extend Covid-19 Testing Schedule

Ministry Extend Covid-19 Testing Schedule

Due to “an increase in positive cases and demand for testing,” the Covid-19 testing schedule has been extended, the Ministry of Health said. A Government spokesperson said, “Testing was previously to take place on Saturday at the Shelly Bay Market Place from 12pm until 4pm; it will now be extended by three hours to 10am to 5pm. “An... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 28th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 28th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Five new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda, two Dellwood staff members test positive so in person classes are now suspended, the Beach venue on Front Street temporarily closes after staffer test positive, modifications due to increase in cases, Ministry plan to provide mobile devices for each school level, eleven graduate from development programme,... Read more of this article

Two Dellwood Staff Members Test Positive

Two Dellwood Staff Members Test Positive

The Ministry of Education confirmed that two members of Dellwood Middle School staff have tested positive for Covid-19, and they have “made the decision to temporarily stop in-person classes” at Dellwood. In a new statement issued just after 10pm this evening, the Government said, “Earlier today, the Ministry of Education confirmed... Read more of this article

Eleven Graduate From Development Programme

Eleven Graduate From Development Programme

Claire Grenfell, Chelsea Jacobs, Collette Simmons, Keri Pacheco, Mychel Jones, Karen Simmons, Fiona Holmes, Leslie Grant, Julia Clarke, Hannah Collins, and Margot Shane all graduated from the Nonprofit Leadership Development Programme. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s nonprofit sector got a boost this week as 11 individuals graduated from the... Read more of this article

Minister: Modifications Due To Increase In Cases

Minister: Modifications Due To Increase In Cases

“As a result of the uptick in the incidence of positive cases, the Government is revisiting our Covid-19 directions with a view to making modifications,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27]. The Minister said, “Today I can report that Bermuda has five new confirmed positive cases of Covid-19. This... Read more of this article

Dunkley: ‘Concerning To Learn’ About Contract

Dunkley: ‘Concerning To Learn’ About Contract

[Updated with audio] It was “concerning to learn” that the Travel Authorization site contract awarded to resqwest.com was sole sourced, MP Michael Dunkley said, adding that the “company has been paid $193,000 for their services in a few months.” MP Michael Dunkley said, “A busy morning in Parliament today with numerous statements... Read more of this article

Minister: Employment Act & Labour Relations

Minister: Employment Act & Labour Relations

Minister of Labour Jason Hayward tabled the Employment Amendment Act 2020 and the Trade Union and Labour Relations [Consolidation] Act 2020 in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27]. “Today I will table in the House, the Employment Amendment Act 2020,” the Minister tweeted. “The Bill seeks to strengthen the rights of employees in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

Beach Temporarily Closes, Staffer Test Positive

Beach Temporarily Closes, Staffer Test Positive

[Updated] The Bermuda Bistro at the Beach has decided to temporarily close until early December after one of their staff members tested positive, and the company is urging everyone to please get tested. In an online post, the Bermuda Bistro at the Beach, which is located on Front Street in Hamilton, said, “We have had a staff member test positive. If... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

[Updated] The annual MarketPlace Christmas Parade is taking place his evening [Nov 29] — traveling from Shelly Bay to Heron Bay — with the long route designed to allow people to practice social distancing while watching the parade, with the company previously urging people not to gather in large groups to watch. In describing the route, the company... Read more of this article

Video: Nahki Wells Scores For Bristol City

Video: Nahki Wells Scores For Bristol City

Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored for Bristol City as they played to a 3-1 loss against Reading at the Madejski Stadium. The club’s match report said, “Bristol City slipped to a 3-1 defeat in a lively second half at the Madejski Stadium. “After a lacklustre opening period, Ovie Ejaria put the Berkshire outfit ahead ten minutes after the break... Read more of this article

Videos: Rugby Unstoppables Feature Bermuda

Videos: Rugby Unstoppables Feature Bermuda

Bermuda women’s rugby have been featured front and centre as part of World Rugby’s ‘Unstoppable’ campaign. The campaign, launched in 2019, centres around bringing attention to the women’s contact game. Unions around the world are creating their own campaigns, featuring unstoppable women. Rugby Americas North [RAN], Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

SPORTS

James & Aliu Finish 4th In Battle Of The Blades

James & Aliu Finish 4th In Battle Of The Blades

Vanessa James and her partner Akim Aliu finished fourth in the ‘Battle of the Blades’ event in Canada, earning $25,000 for The Time To Dream Foundation, which aims to make youth sports, including the game of hockey, more diverse, inclusive, affordable and accessible to all.A statement from CBC said, “In the nail-biting Season 6 finale... Read more of this article

Terceira Continues Competing on Christmas Tour

Terceira Continues Competing on Christmas Tour

Jillian Terceira continued competing at the Sentower Park – CSI2*/CSI1*/CSIYH1 International Indoor Horse Jumping Event in Belgium as part of the Christmas Tour. During the third day, the Bermudian equestrian competed in only one class, which was the 1.35m CSI2* in Table A Against the Clock Class. Terceira and Mia Volo Vd Molendreef finished 46th... Read more of this article

Sherlock Concludes Ghana PGA Tournament

Sherlock Concludes Ghana PGA Tournament

Quinton Sherlock concluded completed in the seventh edition of the Gold Fields Professional Golfers Association [PGA] tournament at the Damang Golf Club at Tarkwa, Ghana. Lucky Ayisah emerged from a keen contest to win the 2020 Gold Fields Professional Golfers Association [PGA] of Ghana Championship after a four-under-par 68 final round on Saturday. Sherlock... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting November 28

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting November 28

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday November 28th.On Tuesday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship will arrive, and on Friday the Bergamot Ace vehicles carrier is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping schedule,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 27 2020

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 27 2020

November 27 saw 34,208 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $238,119.25 BD. 26,400 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing up 2.9% at $3.92 per share, while another 7,308 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, closing down 2.8% at $19.00 per share. 500 shares were traded by Bermuda Aviation Services Ltd, closing up 105.9%... Read more of this article

Minister: Employment Act & Labour Relations

Minister: Employment Act & Labour Relations

Minister of Labour Jason Hayward tabled the Employment Amendment Act 2020 and the Trade Union and Labour Relations [Consolidation] Act 2020 in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27]. “Today I will table in the House, the Employment Amendment Act 2020,” the Minister tweeted. “The Bill seeks to strengthen the rights of employees in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

[Updated] The annual MarketPlace Christmas Parade is taking place his evening [Nov 29] — traveling from Shelly Bay to Heron Bay — with the long route designed to allow people to practice social distancing while watching the parade, with the company previously urging people not to gather in large groups to watch. In describing the route, the company... Read more of this article

MarketPlace Christmas Parade This Evening

MarketPlace Christmas Parade This Evening

The annual MarketPlace Christmas Parade is set to take place starting at 5.00pm this evening [Nov 29] — traveling from Shelly Bay, through Hamilton, then to Heron Bay — and everyone is urged to enjoy the parade while practicing social distancing. The MarketPlace posted the graphic below online, which states: “We look forward to seeing... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Lighting Of City’s Christmas Tree

Photos & Video: Lighting Of City’s Christmas Tree

The City of Hamilton held their Rockin’ Around the City Tree event last night [Nov 27], inviting the public to stop by City Hall to “join Santa for some free festive and socially distanced photo ops.” The event also saw musical performances, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and the City make a $5,000 donation to Tomorrow’s Voices –... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos: Angelfish Artwork At Government House

Photos: Angelfish Artwork At Government House

Artwork depicting angelfish was created out of ocean plastics that were collected from a beach clean-up earlier in the year. Government House posted the photos below on social media, saying: “Following a beach clean-up earlier in the year, the team at Government House came together to make artwork out of ocean plastics which will be on display at... Read more of this article

BUEI Host Screening Of ‘A Life On Our Planet’

BUEI Host Screening Of ‘A Life On Our Planet’

On November 19th, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] hosted a screening of the film ‘A Life on Our Planet’ – presented by Sir David Attenborough, for Bermuda’s school administrators, government officials and environmental advocates. A spokesperson said, “The presentation of this documentary supports BUEI’s mission to... Read more of this article

KPMG Aims To Be Net-Zero Carbon By 2030

KPMG Aims To Be Net-Zero Carbon By 2030

KPMG has announced its intention to “become a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, as part of its continued focus on delivering growth in a sustainable way and providing climate solutions for member firms, clients and communities.” A spokesperson said, “To underpin this goal, the global organisation has signed up to a series of new... Read more of this article

CRIME

“Received A Report Of A Stolen Motor Car”

“Received A Report Of A Stolen Motor Car”

The police “received a report of a stolen motor car” — a white Honda CRV bearing license plate number 05338 — and have appealed for anyone that may have seen the vehicle or know of its whereabouts to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “On Monday, November 23rd, police received a report of a stolen motor car. “Between... Read more of this article

BPS Appeal For Information On Grave Desecration

BPS Appeal For Information On Grave Desecration

[Updated] Noting that videos are circulating “showing individuals desecrating a grave,” the police called it a “vile and disrespectful act,” and appealed for anyone with any information to contact them so they can “bring the perpetrator/s to justice.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware... Read more of this article

Car Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Car Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

A car driver was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired after a ”report of a road traffic collision involving a private motorcar and a pedestrian” on Front Street at 2.00am on Saturday. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Saturday 14th November, Police and Emergency Medical Services attended a report... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

‘Providing Mobile Devices For Each School Level’

‘Providing Mobile Devices For Each School Level’

The Ministry plan to issue “Hatch iPads” to preschool students and Chromebooks to students at other levels, Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27]. This was included in a statement from the Minister on “how the Department of Education is progressing with the distribution of laptops to our students and teaching... Read more of this article

App Provides Covid-19 Exposure Notifications

App Provides Covid-19 Exposure Notifications

The WeHealth Bermuda app — a free smartphone application that provides anonymous Covid-19 exposure notifications — is now available for download in the app store. This was announced during last night’s [Nov 24] press briefing, with Premier David Burt explaining that, “Once the app is downloaded and installed, it runs in the background, just like... Read more of this article

EMonday: Shop Online, Win $250 Vouchers

EMonday: Shop Online, Win $250 Vouchers

The 2020 eMonday initiative — which will be held on November 30th with a goal to support the development of local e-commerce businesses — is offering the chance to win three $250 vouchers for online buyers to use at any of the participating online shops.A Government spokesperson said, “Today Premier, the Hon E David Burt JP, MP, invited Bermuda to turn... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BFRS Extinguish Kitchen Fire In Southampton

BFRS Extinguish Kitchen Fire In Southampton

The Bermuda Fire And Rescue Service [BFRS] extinguished a fire at a home in Southampton this afternoon [Nov 25], A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 12:52pm, the Bermuda Fire And Rescue Service received a report of an fire alarm activating at a residence in Southampton. BFRS responded with 3 appliances and a total of 11 firefighters. “On arrival, fire... Read more of this article

Collision On North Shore Rd In Hamilton Parish

Collision On North Shore Rd In Hamilton Parish

[Updated] There are traffic delays due to a vehicle collision along North Shore Road near Studio Lane, Smith’s. A police spokesperson said, “There has been a two vehicle collision along North Shore Road near Studio Lane, Smith’s [Bethel AME church].“Major traffic delays are expected. Traffic is being diverted at Harrington Sound Road going... Read more of this article

Car Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Car Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

A car driver was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired after a ”report of a road traffic collision involving a private motorcar and a pedestrian” on Front Street at 2.00am on Saturday. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Saturday 14th November, Police and Emergency Medical Services attended a report... Read more of this article