BELCO Retail Tariff Reduced As Of June 1st

BELCO Retail Tariff Reduced As Of June 1st

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has advised that “the Retail Tariff for customers will be reduced effective June 1st, 2021 as announced May 16, 2021 by the Regulatory Authority.” BELCO President Wayne Caines said: “BELCO is sensitive to the needs of the Bermudian population – both residents and businesses alike. We have... Read more of this article

11 New Cases, 161 Active, 9 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

11 New Cases, 161 Active, 9 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

The Ministry received 3359 test results — from Thursday, Friday and Saturday — and 11 were positive for Covid-19, and there are now 161 active cases, of which 9 people are in hospital, with 2 in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 3359 test results since the last update, and 11 were positive for Covid-19,... Read more of this article

Two Arrested After Fight Involving A Group

Two Arrested After Fight Involving A Group

The police have arrested two males after “a fight involving a group of four males” in which one of the males was reportedly “armed with a knife, while another was carrying a baseball bat.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:30 p.m. today, Monday 17th May, police responded to a report of a fight involving a group of four... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 17 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... Read more of this article

Keeon Minors Wins Marquee Design Contest

Keeon Minors Wins Marquee Design Contest

The City of Hamilton announced that Keeon Minors won the “Bermuda” Marquee Sign Design Contest, receiving a prize of $3,000. A spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton is delighted to announce Keeon Minors of Lead x Design as the winner of the “BERMUDA” Marquee Sign Design Contest as a part of this year’s VIVID: Public... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Increased 4.5% In February

Retail Sales Increased 4.5% In February

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation – measured at 1.2% in February – the overall volume of retail sales increased 4.5% when compared to February 2020, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. Liquor Stores recorded the largest volume increase of 20.4 per cent. A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With Griffiths, Pettingill & Hill

Video: BNV With Griffiths, Pettingill & Hill

Courtenay Griffiths QC, Mark Pettingill and Eron Hill are joining Bernews this afternoon [May 17] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with the discussion set to pertain to legal aspects related to the Covid regulations.You can find more information on the links below and also on our dedicated website BermudaCovid.com, which... Read more of this article


79 Students To Graduate From Bermuda College

79 Students To Graduate From Bermuda College

79 Bermuda College graduates will receive associate degrees, diplomas or certificates, on Thursday [May 20] with the commencement ceremony to be held virtually. A spokesperson said, “Seventy-nine Bermuda College graduands will receive associate degrees, diplomas or certificates, on Thursday, May 20, in a virtual ceremony culminating yet another... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward is holding a press conference this afternoon [May 17] on the Employment and Labour Amendment Acts. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 9-minute replay is belowUpdate 4.40pm: Minister Hayward’s remarks:... Read more of this article

Students Reflect On Unique Year At Berkeley

Students Reflect On Unique Year At Berkeley

As a school year marked by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic draws to a close, Berkeley Institute Head Pupils Daria Symonds and Andreaz Glasgow are reflecting on their unique year and their future endeavours. A spokesperson said, “After an arduous year of learning remotely and dealing with personal challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With RA’s Denton Williams

Video: BNV With RA’s Denton Williams

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda’s Chief Executive Denton Williams will be joining Bernews at around 11.00am this morning [May 17] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series. This follows after the Regulatory Authority announced that it has lifted the moratorium to allow 5G technology to be deployed in Bermuda and issued Communications... Read more of this article

Clarien Donates $150,000 To Local Causes

Clarien Donates $150,000 To Local Causes

The Clarien Foundation has donated a total of $150,000 towards a number of local causes, including making donations to charities and launching the Clarien Education Fund, which is “committed to the investment in educational endeavors for Black Bermudians.” A spokesperson said, “The Clarien Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives... Read more of this article

‘Average Reduction Across All Groups Of 1.6%’

‘Average Reduction Across All Groups Of 1.6%’

“Based on the information provided in the RA’s order to BELCO, new retail rates are expected to yield an average reduction across all customer groups of 1.6%,” Minister Walter Roban said. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter Roban has responded favourably to the Regulatory Authority’s... Read more of this article

Perinchief Wins SEC Championship Gold Medal

Perinchief Wins SEC Championship Gold Medal

[Updated with video] Bermudian athlete Jah-Nhai Perinchief competed in the 2021 SEC Outdoor Championships, with Perinchief making an impressive showing to win the men’s triple jump. The school’s report said, “The Tennessee track & field program rounded out the 2021 SEC Outdoor Championships with three graduate students claiming three... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw another car/bike rally held, 143 people vaccinated on Saturday at the mobile vaccination centre, the Regulatory Authority announce it has lifted the moratorium to “allow 5G technology to be deployed in Bermuda and more. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Updated Timeline Page At BermudaCovid.comDetails... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier/MPs Visit, 143 People Vaccinated

Photos: Premier/MPs Visit, 143 People Vaccinated

143 people were vaccinated today at the Victor Scott Primary School as part of the mobile vaccination programme, and since the mobile vaccination programme began on April 27, a total of 1,012 vaccinces have been given . A Government spokesperson said, “Earlier today [May 16], 143 people were vaccinated at the Victor Scott Primary School as part... Read more of this article

Details On SafeKey Pilot Programme Expected

Details On SafeKey Pilot Programme Expected

The Government has confirmed that a “pilot is underway to test technology that will allow for the safe hosting of a variety of indoor activities and large outdoor events.” They noted the “heightened interest in the SafeKey pilot programme after highlights of the programme were prematurely released last week,” and said that a... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Second Car/Bike Rally Held

Photos & Videos: Second Car/Bike Rally Held

Another car/bike rally was held today [May 16], with a motorcade traveling around much of the Island, starting in the central area at just past 12 noon. This marks the second rally held by the group, with the first ‘Bermuda Freedom Car/Bike Rally’ held on Sunday, May 2nd, and the second one held today. The vaccination is optional, and the group’s... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: May 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 17 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... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With Griffiths, Pettingill & Hill

Video: BNV With Griffiths, Pettingill & Hill

Courtenay Griffiths QC, Mark Pettingill and Eron Hill are joining Bernews this afternoon [May 17] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with the discussion set to pertain to legal aspects related to the Covid regulations.You can find more information on the links below and also on our dedicated website BermudaCovid.com, which... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward is holding a press conference this afternoon [May 17] on the Employment and Labour Amendment Acts. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 9-minute replay is belowUpdate 4.40pm: Minister Hayward’s remarks:... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Cathy Gurret Lama Finishes 2nd In Division

Cathy Gurret Lama Finishes 2nd In Division

Cathy Gurret Lama – a Bermudian triathlete who now lives in the USA – placed second in her age group 65-69 age group in the 70.3 Ironman Panama City Beach, Florida. Ms Lama had the fastest swim in her age group and she also recorded the fastest time during the 56 miles bike ride, and ended up finishing just one second behind the first place... Read more of this article

Perinchief Wins SEC Championship Gold Medal

Perinchief Wins SEC Championship Gold Medal

[Updated with video] Bermudian athlete Jah-Nhai Perinchief competed in the 2021 SEC Outdoor Championships, with Perinchief making an impressive showing to win the men’s triple jump. The school’s report said, “The Tennessee track & field program rounded out the 2021 SEC Outdoor Championships with three graduate students claiming three... Read more of this article

Cody Rego Excels In Tryon Spring Series

Cody Rego Excels In Tryon Spring Series

Bermuda’s Cody Rego is continuing his fine performances with consistent success in USA equestrian competitions – on this occasion at the 2021 Tryon Spring Series 1 & Series 2 held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, North Carolina – home of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games. Cody Rego pictured with Missy Clark & John BreenanIn... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Retail Sales Increased 4.5% In February

Retail Sales Increased 4.5% In February

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation – measured at 1.2% in February – the overall volume of retail sales increased 4.5% when compared to February 2020, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. Liquor Stores recorded the largest volume increase of 20.4 per cent. A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the... Read more of this article

Digicel & Microsoft Partner To Help Businesses

Digicel & Microsoft Partner To Help Businesses

Digicel Business is offering Microsoft Cloud Solutions in order to provide “opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses to modernise by updating and future-proofing their business.” A spokesperson said, “As technology changes, businesses have to change as well, and Digicel Business, through Microsoft Cloud Solutions, provides opportunities... Read more of this article

Clarien Donates $150,000 To Local Causes

Clarien Donates $150,000 To Local Causes

The Clarien Foundation has donated a total of $150,000 towards a number of local causes, including making donations to charities and launching the Clarien Education Fund, which is “committed to the investment in educational endeavors for Black Bermudians.” A spokesperson said, “The Clarien Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

National Museum Releases Heritage Matters 8

National Museum Releases Heritage Matters 8

It’s time to dive back into Bermuda’s history with the release of Heritage Matters 8, the latest compilation of articles by Dr. Edward Harris, Founding Executive Director Emeritus of the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB]. For ten years, Dr. Harris’s weekly Heritage Matters column ran in the Mid Ocean News, and later the Royal Gazette, reminding... Read more of this article

Keeon Minors Wins Marquee Design Contest

Keeon Minors Wins Marquee Design Contest

The City of Hamilton announced that Keeon Minors won the “Bermuda” Marquee Sign Design Contest, receiving a prize of $3,000. A spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton is delighted to announce Keeon Minors of Lead x Design as the winner of the “BERMUDA” Marquee Sign Design Contest as a part of this year’s VIVID: Public... Read more of this article

BAMZ Partly Reopens To The Public

BAMZ Partly Reopens To The Public

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] partly reopened to the public on Wednesday, 12 May after the most recent closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. A Government spokesperson said, “The Flatts area attraction shut its doors on March 29 after an increase in coronavirus cases on the island and will resume operation in two phases. “The... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Photos: Garden Club’s Flower Display In City

Photos: Garden Club’s Flower Display In City

The Garden Club of Bermuda has created a welcoming display of flowers in Hamilton, with a display of sunflowers, snapdragons and lilies on the corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets. A spokesperson said, “As the Island moves to Phase 2, The Garden Club of Bermuda welcomes you back to Hamilton with a delightful display of sunflowers, snapdragons and lilies.... Read more of this article

BZS Plants Coconut Palms In Flatt’s Village

BZS Plants Coconut Palms In Flatt’s Village

The Bermuda Zoological Society recently organized the planting of 12 young coconut palms along the picturesque coastline of the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo’s [BAMZ] parking area. A spokesperson said, “Over this past weekend, the dock area of Flatt’s was made a little more green! The Bermuda Zoological Society organized the planting of 12 young... Read more of this article

Virtual Classes: Science, Sound, Plants & More

Virtual Classes: Science, Sound, Plants & More

With schools closed to in-person learning due to the pandemic, the BIOS Ocean Academy education has been offering virtual classroom support to teachers and students. A spokesperson said, “In early April, when schools closed to in-person learning in Bermuda due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the BIOS Ocean Academy education team began offering... Read more of this article

CRIME

Two Arrested After Fight Involving A Group

Two Arrested After Fight Involving A Group

The police have arrested two males after “a fight involving a group of four males” in which one of the males was reportedly “armed with a knife, while another was carrying a baseball bat.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:30 p.m. today, Monday 17th May, police responded to a report of a fight involving a group of four... Read more of this article

Forensic Psychiatrist To Evaluate Brockman

Forensic Psychiatrist To Evaluate Brockman

Robert Brockman — the business tycoon charged in the United States in largest-ever tax case against a U.S. individual — will be evaluated by a team of three doctors. The Daily Beast story reported, “Robert Brockman—the software billionaire charged in the largest tax evasion case in American history, who has since claimed to have a form of... Read more of this article

18-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

18-Yr-Old Arrested In Connection With Stabbing

“Detectives have arrested an 18-year-old male in connection with the stabbing & robbery of a 16-year-old male on Friday evening,” the police have confirmed. Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said: “Evidence obtained by officers led them to make the arrest. A second male has also been interviewed in relation to this serious matter.... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

BELCO Retail Tariff Reduced As Of June 1st

BELCO Retail Tariff Reduced As Of June 1st

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has advised that “the Retail Tariff for customers will be reduced effective June 1st, 2021 as announced May 16, 2021 by the Regulatory Authority.” BELCO President Wayne Caines said: “BELCO is sensitive to the needs of the Bermudian population – both residents and businesses alike. We have been mindful of the... Read more of this article

Keeon Minors Wins Marquee Design Contest

Keeon Minors Wins Marquee Design Contest

The City of Hamilton announced that Keeon Minors won the “Bermuda” Marquee Sign Design Contest, receiving a prize of $3,000. A spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton is delighted to announce Keeon Minors of Lead x Design as the winner of the “BERMUDA” Marquee Sign Design Contest as a part of this year’s VIVID: Public Art Initiative. Keeon... Read more of this article

Age Concern Launches New Website

Age Concern Launches New Website

Age Concern has announced the launch of its newly designed website at ageconcern.bm. A spokesperson said, “Age Concern, Bermuda’s nonprofit which focuses on the wellbeing and prosperity of the island’s 50+ population, is proud to announce the launch of its newly designed website at ageconcern.bm. “The new site features improved functionality, a dynamic and... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Investigation Still Underway Into Pilot Boat Crash

Investigation Still Underway Into Pilot Boat Crash

The Ministry of Transport confirmed that the pilot boat St. David was “involved in a crash with a reef” on May 6th, and said that “investigations are still underway, and the damage to the vessel is being assessed by Lloyds Classification, who will be arriving on the island early next week.” A Government spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Two Vehicles On Fire

BFRS Extinguish Two Vehicles On Fire

Firefighters have extinguished another fire, this time responding to a report of two cars on fire early this morning on Ord Road. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 12:57am on Tuesday May 11th 2021, BFRS Dispatch Center received a report of two vehicles on fire at Ord Road near Tribe Road #1. “BFRS responded with two appliances, one from Hamilton... Read more of this article

Pilot Boat Damaged After ‘Contact With Reef’

Pilot Boat Damaged After ‘Contact With Reef’

[Updated with video] The Government vessel St. David “made contact with a reef” and “sustained damage,” the Government has confirmed A Government spokesperson said, “It has been confirmed by the Ministry that on Thursday, May 6th at 6:48am, while on a training exercise en route to North Rock Beacon, the Government vessel... Read more of this article




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