Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw the Government confirm two more Covid related deaths, the police hold a minute of silence as Prince Philip’s funeral began, Zeiko Lewis named as one of the USL Championship’s “Top Five Attacking Midfielders and more. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Health Minister Confirms Covid... Read more of this article

Education Ministry On Checkpoint Assessments

Education Ministry On Checkpoint Assessments

“We can confirm that due to the current position of our island in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided not to administer the Cambridge Checkpoint assessments,” the Ministry of Education said this evening. Checkpoint Assessments A Government spokesperson said, “There have been mixed reactions from stakeholders about administering... Read more of this article

Minister Confirms Another Covid Related Death

Minister Confirms Another Covid Related Death

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson today advised that “sadly, Bermuda has experienced another Covid-19 related death this weekend. This brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Bermuda to 19.” The Minister of Health stated, “I extend my heartfelt condolences and prayers for support to the family and friends of the person who has died.... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Dennis Joaquin’s New Art Mural

Photos & Video: Dennis Joaquin’s New Art Mural

Dennis Joaquin has created another beautiful mural, this time an animal themed artistic creation he called the ‘Savanna.’ Mr Joaquin – who created an underwater mural on the wall surrounding his home in Warwick during the lockdown last year — told Bernews that the mural “has occupied my time during this lockdown”... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Emergency Caricom Meeting

Premier Attends Emergency Caricom Meeting

Heads of Government from Caricom nations — including Premier David Burt – held a special virtual emergency meeting to discuss the situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines caused by the volcanic eruptions. A statement from Caricom said, “Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community [Caricom] met in Special Emergency session on... Read more of this article

Lewis Named In ‘Top Five Attacking Midfielders’

Lewis Named In ‘Top Five Attacking Midfielders’

Zeiko Lewis has been named as one of the USL Championship’s “Top Five Attacking Midfielders.” In describing the Bermudian footballer, the USL said, “There have been numerous key performers for the Charleston Battery over the past two seasons, but the influence Lewis has had on the team in the attacking third while driving to... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday April 18th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday April 18th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Leonard Williams was named one of Destinations International’s ’30 Under 30,’ ZipX donated $10,000 to BHB’s Vaccination Clinic, Halle Teart made the Dean’s List of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, NYT magazine featured Shiona Turini, and Robin Stempel earned two qualifying scores were all some of the positive news... Read more of this article


Updates/Summary: Tests, Vaccine, Stay At Home

Updates/Summary: Tests, Vaccine, Stay At Home

[Updating] With Covid-19 cases escalating to over 2100 total to date, vaccinations now underway, and a ‘Stay at Home’ order now in effect, Bernews is providing live updates to ensure we provide timely updates and a quick summary of the latest developments always accessible.We are still posting articles as normal however we are also providing... Read more of this article

63 New, 868 Active, 37 In Hospital, 7 In ICU

63 New, 868 Active, 37 In Hospital, 7 In ICU

The Ministry received 1357 test results and 63 were positive — one classified as imported, 28 as local transmission with known contact and 34 as under investigation — so there are now 868 active cases, of which 37 people are in hospital with 7 in ICU. Sadly, the Government has also confirmed that “Bermuda has experienced another Covid-19... Read more of this article

Minister Confirms Another Covid Related Death

Minister Confirms Another Covid Related Death

The Government has now confirmed the sad news that “Bermuda has experienced another Covid-19 death,” which brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Bermuda to 18. In releasing tonight’s test results, Minister of Health Kim Wilson stated, “Sadly, Bermuda has experienced another Covid-19 death. This brings the total number of... Read more of this article

Video: Police Observe One-Minute Silence

Video: Police Observe One-Minute Silence

The Bermuda Police Service gathered at the front of the Hamilton Police Station today [April 17] to observe a minute of silence at the start of the funeral for His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest today following a funeral at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the BBC reported. The... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo Closes “To Enable A Deep Clean”

Lamb Foggo Closes “To Enable A Deep Clean”

The Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre will not be open for the rest of this weekend to “enable a deep clean following a Covid-19 case in the facility,” BHB said today. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board today advises that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre will not be open for the rest of this weekend. The closure is to enable a... Read more of this article

Police Remind Public Of Stay At Home Order

Police Remind Public Of Stay At Home Order

Noting they have received “reports of individuals on beaches at public parks and generally out and about,” the police have reminded the public that the changes to the regulations do not come into effect until Tuesday. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service has been receiving reports of individuals on beaches at public... Read more of this article

Video: April 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: April 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Changes to regulations take effect on Tuesday, BIU President Chris Furbert says the Government regulations show “double standards,” 37 new confirmed Covid-19 cases and 40 people on hospital with 8 in ICU, over 800 new confirmed cases so far in April, U.S. President Joe Biden mentions Bermuda, Island Boat Club expands fleet with Scout... Read more of this article

Changes To Regulations Take Effect On Tuesday

Changes To Regulations Take Effect On Tuesday

[Updated] From 5:00am on Tuesday, April 20th, a number of adjustments to the regulations will take effect, including a curfew from 8:00pm and 6:00am, retail stores being allowed to to open for curbside service and delivery, and restaurants being allowed to offer takeout and delivery services, Premier David Burt announced at this evening’s press... Read more of this article

BIU President: ‘There Are Double Standards’

BIU President: ‘There Are Double Standards’

[Updated] There are “inconsistencies” in the guidelines during our lockdown, BIU President Chris Furbert said today, adding that there are ”double standards being practiced” with certain big businesses being granted exemptions, while small Bermudian businesses are not allowed to operate. BIU President Chris Furbert said, “As... Read more of this article

Farmers & Fishermen Can Sell With Exemption

Farmers & Fishermen Can Sell With Exemption

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued advisories this evening saying that per the Stay at Home Regulations, registered commercial farmers and licenced fishermen are “exempt to move about in the course of performing their work”, and they will be permitted to sell local produce at certain roadside stalls or their home... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Video: Dennis Joaquin’s New Art Mural

Photos & Video: Dennis Joaquin’s New Art Mural

Dennis Joaquin has created another beautiful mural, this time an animal themed artistic creation he called the ‘Savanna.’ Mr Joaquin – who created an underwater mural on the wall surrounding his home in Warwick during the lockdown last year — told Bernews that the mural “has occupied my time during this lockdown”... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday April 18th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday April 18th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Leonard Williams was named one of Destinations International’s ’30 Under 30,’ ZipX donated $10,000 to BHB’s Vaccination Clinic, Halle Teart made the Dean’s List of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, NYT magazine featured Shiona Turini, and Robin Stempel earned two qualifying scores were all some of the positive news... Read more of this article

Video: Police Observe One-Minute Silence

Video: Police Observe One-Minute Silence

The Bermuda Police Service gathered at the front of the Hamilton Police Station today [April 17] to observe a minute of silence at the start of the funeral for His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest today following a funeral at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the BBC reported. The... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Lewis Named In ‘Top Five Attacking Midfielders’

Lewis Named In ‘Top Five Attacking Midfielders’

Zeiko Lewis has been named as one of the USL Championship’s “Top Five Attacking Midfielders.” In describing the Bermudian footballer, the USL said, “There have been numerous key performers for the Charleston Battery over the past two seasons, but the influence Lewis has had on the team in the attacking third while driving to... Read more of this article

Lewis Competes In James Barber Invitational

Lewis Competes In James Barber Invitational

Zekiah Lewis and her Quinnipiac track & field teammates took fourth at the James Barber Invitational at Southern Connecticut State University. Southern finished in first place with 153 points, followed by Franklin Pierce in second with 100 points. The University of New Haven placed third with 93 points, and Quinnipiac registered 85 points in fourth. Lewis... Read more of this article

Bulford-Trott Wins Two Heats In FHSAA Meet

Bulford-Trott Wins Two Heats In FHSAA Meet

Keturah Bulford-Trott represented Montverde Academy Women’s track and field team at the Florida High School Athletic Association [FHSAA] 2A District 7 Track Meet. Bulford-Trott won the 100m Heat 4 race, clocking a time of 12.38, which saw her finish first overall. During the 200m, Bulford-Trott recorded a winning time of 24.96 in Heat 3, and she also... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

“The 5 C’s Of Business Success” Webinar

“The 5 C’s Of Business Success” Webinar

In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, a free virtual summit entitled “The 5 C’s Of Business Success” will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 11.00am to 1.00pm via Zoom. A spokesperson said, “It’s Financial Literacy Month and five black women financial professionals are empowering small business’ finances. “The... Read more of this article

“Safe Environment For Associates & Customers”

“Safe Environment For Associates & Customers”

“Our most urgent priority throughout this pandemic has been to provide a safe environment for our associates and customers,” the MarketPlace said. The MarketPlace posted a graphic on social media, saying: “The MarketPlace works closely with the government and public health officials and follows their guidelines. We do everything possible... Read more of this article

Video: US President Biden Mentions Bermuda

Video: US President Biden Mentions Bermuda

Speaking during a recent press briefing, U.S. President Joe Biden said he has “proposed a global minimum tax” which means “companies aren’t going to be able to hide their income in places like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, in tax havens.” President Biden said, “I’ve also proposed a global minimum tax, which is being proposed... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Photos & Video: Dennis Joaquin’s New Art Mural

Photos & Video: Dennis Joaquin’s New Art Mural

Dennis Joaquin has created another beautiful mural, this time an animal themed artistic creation he called the ‘Savanna.’ Mr Joaquin – who created an underwater mural on the wall surrounding his home in Warwick during the lockdown last year — told Bernews that the mural “has occupied my time during this lockdown”... Read more of this article

Crime Stoppers Virtual Weekend Film Experience

Crime Stoppers Virtual Weekend Film Experience

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Crime Stoppers Bermuda will be holding its Weekend Film Experience virtually. A spokesperson said, “The 2021 Crime Stoppers Weekend Film Experience has altered its format to maintain a safe & enjoyable experience for all attendees considering the evolving health & safety protocols related to the Covid-19 by... Read more of this article

Video: NYT Magazine Features Shiona Turini

Video: NYT Magazine Features Shiona Turini

Shiona Turini has been featured on the cover of the The New York Times’ T Magazine along with Daniel Kaluuya, Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, William Hazel, Alisa Reynolds, and Cynthia Eriv, with the NYT calling them “a wide-ranging group of talents who’ve made a point of championing one another, and of helping to pave the way for the next... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Winnie Oatley Plants Tree For 103rd Birthday

Winnie Oatley Plants Tree For 103rd Birthday

Winnie Oatley recently celebrated her 103rd birthday by planting a cedar tree on Trunk Island in Harrington Sound, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] “Living Classroom”. A spokesperson said, “When centenarian Winnie Oatley turned 103 in February, her grandsons Kevin, Stephen, Robert and Geoff Blee marked the occasion by planting a cedar... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Flower

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Flower

In the eighth of our weekly series, Bernews’ latest ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ graphic is a simple and classic image of the Bermudiana, Bermuda’s national flower.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 wallpaper download. To access more... Read more of this article

‘Increasing Focus On Climate Change Matters’

‘Increasing Focus On Climate Change Matters’

The Bermuda Monetary Authority said they are ”increasing its focus on climate change matters with the introduction of a regulatory and supervisory team specialising in the licensing and supervision of innovative business model proposals to address climate change risk and the associated protection gap.” A BMA spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

CRIME

Group Urges Witnesses To Contact Police

Group Urges Witnesses To Contact Police

Following the murder of Jordan Outerbridge, the Women Of The One Bermuda Alliance [WOBA] group is appealing to “anyone who knows anything about this case or who saw something to contact the police.” Nicky Gurret, Chair of the Women of The One Bermuda Alliance, said, “The Women of The One Bermuda Alliance [WOBA] sends its deepest solace... Read more of this article

Arrest Made In Connection With Playground Fire

Arrest Made In Connection With Playground Fire

One person has been arrested in connection with the fire at Pigs Field playground, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Investigations into the recent spate of fires in Pembroke Parish are still ongoing.”Detective Inspector Derricka Burns stated: “Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department, have conducted... Read more of this article

Court: Two People Fined For Curfew Breaches

Court: Two People Fined For Curfew Breaches

[Written by Don Burgess] Two people were fined in Magistrates Court for Covid-19 curfew breaches. Two people who were scheduled to appear did not show, and warrants were issued for their arrest, while a third person pled not guilty and has a court date set for June. Mad Hatters’ owner Ben Jewett, 51, was fined $1,500 after pleading guilty. Mr Jewett... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

XBTO Donate $50,000 To Vaccination Clinic

XBTO Donate $50,000 To Vaccination Clinic

XBTO International donated $50,000 to support the Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic, saying they are “delighted to be able to make a difference in the national fight against Covid-19.” A spokesperson said, “XBTO International, a world leader in cryptofinance, have donated $50,000 today towards the cost of running the Bermuda Hospitals... Read more of this article

Fake Emails Claiming To Be From The Ministry

Fake Emails Claiming To Be From The Ministry

There is a fake email circulating purporting to be from the Minister of Health which is attempting to seek personal information from people. A Government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is advising the public that it is aware of a Phishing email circulating, purporting to be from the Minister of Health. “The email indicates that it is seeking personal... Read more of this article

“RA’s Electricity Fees Will Temporarily Increase”

“RA’s Electricity Fees Will Temporarily Increase”

The RA’s “electricity fees will temporarily increase for the first time since 2016,” the Regulatory Authority said today. A spokesperson said, “To ensure the delivery of Bermuda’s first Integrated Resource Plan [IRP], which is intended to deliver 85% renewable energy by 2036, the RA’s electricity fees will temporarily increase for the first time since... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Arrest Made In Connection With Playground Fire

Arrest Made In Connection With Playground Fire

One person has been arrested in connection with the fire at Pigs Field playground, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Investigations into the recent spate of fires in Pembroke Parish are still ongoing.”Detective Inspector Derricka Burns stated: “Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department, have conducted... Read more of this article

Minister Pledges To Help Rebuild Playground

Minister Pledges To Help Rebuild Playground

Minister Walter Roban — the elected MP for Constituency #15 Pembroke East — has “pledged to work with the community to rebuild the Pigs Field playground in his constituency which was destroyed by fire on 10 April 2021.”“It’s a shame what happened and I do support the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and the Bermuda Police... Read more of this article

Collisions In Southampton & Hamilton Parish

Collisions In Southampton & Hamilton Parish

Police responded to a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision on Middle Road in Southampton and also attended a two vehicle collision in the area of Bethel AME Church on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish. Car Overtuned A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:55 p.m., on Friday, 9th April 2021, Police attended a reported single vehicle road... Read more of this article




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