City Launches Cycle Theft Awareness Campaign

City Launches Cycle Theft Awareness Campaign

The City of Hamilton, in conjunction with the police and several of the island’s insurance companies, is launching an awareness campaign aimed at informing motorists about what they can do to protect their property against bike theft. A spokesperson said, “Did you know that in 2020, an average of 42 motorbikes were stolen each month, and that the... Read more of this article

BUEI Environmental Ocean Hero Awards Held

BUEI Environmental Ocean Hero Awards Held

The inaugural Environmental Ocean Hero Awards ceremony was held at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] on Thursday, November 25, recognizing “individuals in Bermuda for their tireless effort to preserve and protect Bermuda’s environment.” Ronald Stan, BUEI Co-Chair, said, “Bermuda’s history is unmistakably tied to its... Read more of this article

8pm Live: BNV Interview With Kaelyn Kastle

8pm Live: BNV Interview With Kaelyn Kastle

Kaelyn Kastle — who has some 3 million followers on social media and was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list — will be joining Bernews this evening [Dec 6] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series. The talented recording artist, who recently released a new song ‘Sunsets Suck,’ was also featured... Read more of this article

29-Year-Old Man Hospitalized After Stabbing

29-Year-Old Man Hospitalized After Stabbing

[Updated] A 29-year-old man has been hospitalized after being assaulted and stabbed by two men in Southampton yesterday [Dec 5]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4pm Sunday, 5th December a reported stabbing occurred on South Road in Southampton. “Apparently, a 29-year-old local man was attempting to attend Sunday afternoon’s football... Read more of this article

Court: Man Loses Appeal For Firearm Importation

Court: Man Loses Appeal For Firearm Importation

James Rumley — who was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being convicted of importing firearm parts — has lost his appeal. The Court of Appeal’s ruling said, “The appellant in this case, James Rumley, was unanimously convicted by a jury on three charges of unlawful importation of a firearm, contrary to section 3(1)(b) of the... Read more of this article

Photo Set II: 2021 MarketPlace Christmas Parade

Photo Set II: 2021 MarketPlace Christmas Parade

The annual MarketPlace Christmas Parade took place yesterday evening [Dec 5], traveling from Shelly Bay to Heron Bay, delighting onlookers who watched from the roadside as the motorcade style parade — which included Santa, Sparky, the Gombeys and more — traveled though the island. You can view more than 100 photos below, the first set of... Read more of this article

Photos: Superyacht ‘Planet Nine’ Visits Bermuda

Photos: Superyacht ‘Planet Nine’ Visits Bermuda

The superyacht Planet Nine recently visited the island, with the 240 foot long vessel able to accommodate 12 guests in nine cabins. BurgessYachts.com said, “With massive 2,100GT of volume, Planet Nine can accommodate up to twelve guests in nine elegant cabins, including a separate owner’s deck and a main deck VIP suite. Her hull is ice classed... Read more of this article


Video: Peter Silvester Saves Two Penalties

Video: Peter Silvester Saves Two Penalties

Bermuda’s Peter Silvester made a highly impressive showing to save two penalties helping his Connecticut College soccer team win the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer National Championship this weekend. The College’s match report said, “Senior captain Lorenzo Bocchetti [Wilmington, Del.] converted a deciding penalty kick after freshman Peter... Read more of this article

Vote Online: $1,000 Prize Student Art Contest

Vote Online: $1,000 Prize Student Art Contest

An inter-school art competition – which offers a top prize of $1,000 - is taking place, with the public voting starting today [Dec 6] and the winners set to be announced on December 15th. A spokesperson said, “Margot Kerry Harvey and Travis Cooper are hosting an inter-school art competition, which is a middle and high school art competition... Read more of this article

Leverock, Rawlins Aiming To Assist Scorpions

Leverock, Rawlins Aiming To Assist Scorpions

[Written by Stephen Wright] Kamau Leverock and Delray Rawlins hope to spearhead the Florida Scorpions’ push for the title in the US Open T20 Cricket tournament. The Bermuda pair are backing their side to be among the challengers in the ten-team competition, starting today at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Leverock... Read more of this article

Flora Duffy Wins Another World Championship

Flora Duffy Wins Another World Championship

Flora Duffy has claimed her 6th Xterra World Championship win, making her the only triathlete in the world to accomplish such a feat, and she won it in massive style – finishing over 6 minutes ahead of the next competitor. When she won her Olympic medal earlier this year, she became the first ever reigning Xterra World Champion to win a gold... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the Marketplace Christmas Motorcade Parade, the Court Street Market, Vim and Venust Christmas Pop-Up shopping event, Special Olympics Bermuda hold their first Polar Plunge and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:Minister Tours NSC To Review UpgradesNMAC... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

The annual MarketPlace Christmas Parade is taking place this evening [Dec 5], traveling from Shelly Bay to Heron Bay. Update | A look at the parade in Shelly Bay and then in WarwickA Government spokesperson previously said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform motorists that the MarketPlace Ltd. will be holding a Christmas Parade from... Read more of this article

Minister Tours NSC To Review Upgrades

Minister Tours NSC To Review Upgrades

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets Jr. visited the National Sports Centre to review the installation of a new heat pump for the facility’s pool upgrades.A Government spokesperson said, “Earlier this year, the NSC announced plans to install an energy-saving micro-grid system – a project that is designed to make the National... Read more of this article

Photos, Video & 360: Court Street Market

Photos, Video & 360: Court Street Market

The merchants of Court Street are holding their Court Street Market Christmas Extravaganza today [Dec 5], with the event set to run until 6.00pm.A spokesperson previously said, “Over 50 merchants and vendors will be set up on Court Street between Dundonald and Elliott Streets, selling a mixture of merchandise perfect for holiday gifts. As an added... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Dec 5th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Dec 5th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Dale Eve was named Man of the Match after recording three penalty saves for Spennymoor Town, WindReach donated inclusive books to the island’s schools, the Garden Club of Bermuda donated $10,000 to the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail, and Kaden Hopkins won Bermuda’s first medal at the Junior Pan American Games in Colombia were all... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

8pm Live: BNV Interview With Kaelyn Kastle

8pm Live: BNV Interview With Kaelyn Kastle

Kaelyn Kastle — who has some 3 million followers on social media and was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list — will be joining Bernews this evening [Dec 6] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series. The talented recording artist, who recently released a new song ‘Sunsets Suck,’ was also featured... Read more of this article

Video: Peter Silvester Saves Two Penalties

Video: Peter Silvester Saves Two Penalties

Bermuda’s Peter Silvester made a highly impressive showing to save two penalties helping his Connecticut College soccer team win the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer National Championship this weekend. The College’s match report said, “Senior captain Lorenzo Bocchetti [Wilmington, Del.] converted a deciding penalty kick after freshman Peter... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

Photos & Video: MarketPlace Christmas Parade

The annual MarketPlace Christmas Parade is taking place this evening [Dec 5], traveling from Shelly Bay to Heron Bay. Update | A look at the parade in Shelly Bay and then in WarwickA Government spokesperson previously said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform motorists that the MarketPlace Ltd. will be holding a Christmas Parade from... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Fattire Massive South Shore Beach Trails Results

Fattire Massive South Shore Beach Trails Results

The Fattire Massive Bermuda Mountain Bike Season continued with racing taking place along the South Shore beach trails. Alan Potts rode to victory in the Male Open 60 Minutes Race A Division clocking an eleven-lap time of 1:02:40.3, Alexander Miller was second with a time of 1:04:07.8, and James Holloway finished third stopping the clock in 1:04:17.7. In... Read more of this article

BASA Winter Age Group Championships 2021

BASA Winter Age Group Championships 2021

The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association’s Winter Age Groups concluded at the BASA Pool. In the 11-12 Boys 400 SC Meter Freestyle, Logan Jones clocked a winning time of 5:41.67, Joey Cechini was second in 5:52.63. Imojen Judd won the 13-14 Girls 100 SC Meter IM touching the wall in a time of 1:10.20, Marleigh Howes was second in 1:11.41, and Ava Pedro... Read more of this article

Knight’s Golf Tournament To Honour Keith Smith

Knight’s Golf Tournament To Honour Keith Smith

The Knight’s Annual Charity Golf event will mark the 75th birthday of founder Richard Knight and honour former Bermuda Open champion Keith Smith. A spokesperson said, “The event promises to be highly competitive, with another very strong gathering of low handicap and professional golfers already entered.“The last two years, the event has taken... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Large Scale Self-Supply Feedback Extended

Large Scale Self-Supply Feedback Extended

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has extended the deadline for feedback to the Preliminary Report for the Large-Scale Self-Supply Licence to January 6, 2022. A spokesperson said, “Due to heightened interest from the public, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [“the RA”] has extended the deadline for feedback to the Preliminary Report for the... Read more of this article

BF&M Reports Net Income Of $19.5 Million

BF&M Reports Net Income Of $19.5 Million

BF&M Limited today [Dec 6] reported shareholders’ net income for the nine months ended 30th September 2021 of $19.5 million as compared to shareholders’ net income for the comparative period in 2020 of $18.4 million. Earnings for the period for 2021 equated to an annualized Return on Equity of 8.5% which is level with 2020. Group Chairman and... Read more of this article

Argus Group Reports Earnings, Interim Dividend

Argus Group Reports Earnings, Interim Dividend

Argus Group Holdings Limited today announced earnings of $8.1 million for the six months to September 30, 2021. A spokesperson said, “Shareholders’ equity grew by $7.8 million over the same period to stand at $157.5 million as at September 30, 2021. “These solid six month results are due to good underlying performance across all main lines of... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: Hamilton Princess Festive Afternoon Tea

Review: Hamilton Princess Festive Afternoon Tea

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Afternoon Tea is always special but add in the holiday season and you’ve got something extra special. Last Friday, I was invited to indulge in the ned Festive Afternoon Tea at the Hamilton Princess and I happily said yes. I adore afternoon tea and Christmas just takes it up a notch. Plus, it was my birthday weekend... Read more of this article

8pm Live: BNV Interview With Kaelyn Kastle

8pm Live: BNV Interview With Kaelyn Kastle

Kaelyn Kastle — who has some 3 million followers on social media and was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list — will be joining Bernews this evening [Dec 6] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series. The talented recording artist, who recently released a new song ‘Sunsets Suck,’ was also featured... Read more of this article

Photo Set II: 2021 MarketPlace Christmas Parade

Photo Set II: 2021 MarketPlace Christmas Parade

The annual MarketPlace Christmas Parade took place yesterday evening [Dec 5], traveling from Shelly Bay to Heron Bay, delighting onlookers who watched from the roadside as the motorcade style parade — which included Santa, Sparky, the Gombeys and more — traveled though the island. You can view more than 100 photos below, the first set of... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

BUEI Environmental Ocean Hero Awards Held

BUEI Environmental Ocean Hero Awards Held

The inaugural Environmental Ocean Hero Awards ceremony was held at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] on Thursday, November 25, recognizing “individuals in Bermuda for their tireless effort to preserve and protect Bermuda’s environment.” Ronald Stan, BUEI Co-Chair, said, “Bermuda’s history is unmistakably tied to its... Read more of this article

Deloitte In Bermuda Is Carbon Neutral For 2021

Deloitte In Bermuda Is Carbon Neutral For 2021

Deloitte in Bermuda and across the Caribbean Region announced that “for fiscal year 2021 our firm is Carbon Neutral.” A spokesperson said, “Making responsible climate choices has culminated in a great result. Deloitte in Bermuda and across the Caribbean Region is pleased to announce that for fiscal year 2021, our firm is Carbon Neutral. “We... Read more of this article

“BOPP Principals Briefing” Webinar On Dec 9

“BOPP Principals Briefing” Webinar On Dec 9

The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP] will be hosting their second free virtual public webinar series, B.E.A.C.H.—the BOPP Environmental Awareness Chat Hour on Thursday, December 9th at 6.00pm. A spokesperson said, “This series is designed to share with the broader island community a variety of topics related to BOPP, including perspectives... Read more of this article

CRIME

City Launches Cycle Theft Awareness Campaign

City Launches Cycle Theft Awareness Campaign

The City of Hamilton, in conjunction with the police and several of the island’s insurance companies, is launching an awareness campaign aimed at informing motorists about what they can do to protect their property against bike theft. A spokesperson said, “Did you know that in 2020, an average of 42 motorbikes were stolen each month, and that the... Read more of this article

29-Year-Old Man Hospitalized After Stabbing

29-Year-Old Man Hospitalized After Stabbing

[Updated] A 29-year-old man has been hospitalized after being assaulted and stabbed by two men in Southampton yesterday [Dec 5]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4pm Sunday, 5th December a reported stabbing occurred on South Road in Southampton. “Apparently, a 29-year-old local man was attempting to attend Sunday afternoon’s football... Read more of this article

Court: Man Loses Appeal For Firearm Importation

Court: Man Loses Appeal For Firearm Importation

James Rumley — who was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being convicted of importing firearm parts — has lost his appeal. The Court of Appeal’s ruling said, “The appellant in this case, James Rumley, was unanimously convicted by a jury on three charges of unlawful importation of a firearm, contrary to section 3(1)(b) of the... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Large Scale Self-Supply Feedback Extended

Large Scale Self-Supply Feedback Extended

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has extended the deadline for feedback to the Preliminary Report for the Large-Scale Self-Supply Licence to January 6, 2022. A spokesperson said, “Due to heightened interest from the public, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [“the RA”] has extended the deadline for feedback to the Preliminary Report for the Large-Scale Self-Supply... Read more of this article

Residents Shopped Local Online On eMonday

Residents Shopped Local Online On eMonday

eMonday took place on Monday [Nov 29] with Shi-Vaughn Lee of Dove & Butterfly winning the top e-tailer prize, while shoppers Marisa Stones, Jeannine Menzies and Holly Sinclair all won $250 gift vouchers. A spokesperson said, “Globally, the pandemic has forced many local businesses online – and Bermuda is no exception. To nurture these new digital efforts... Read more of this article

Online Government Services Interruption Tonight

Online Government Services Interruption Tonight

The Department of Information and Digital Technologies [IDT] is advising that late tonight [Dec 3], there will be a “brief interruption of online Government services.” A Government spokesperson said, “From 11.55 p.m. Friday to 4.30 a.m. Saturday December 4, IDT will be conducting scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the current government online platforms. “The... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

PLP Sandys MPs On Westover Farm Fire

PLP Sandys MPs On Westover Farm Fire

“This fire is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the Bascome family and it is our hope that our community rallies around them to ensure that this important institution is preserved,” the PLP MPs said following the recent fire at Westover Farm in the west end. A statement from the Sandys PLP MPs — Jamahl Simmons, Kim Wilson, Dennis... Read more of this article

Fire At Westover Farm In Sandys Parish

Fire At Westover Farm In Sandys Parish

[Updated] The Fire Service and Police are currently responding to a fire at Westover Farm in Sandys parish. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:20am today, Thursday 25th November, a fire was reported at Westover Dairy Farm in Sandys parish. “Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel are currently on scene dealing with the blaze, with Bermuda... Read more of this article

Minister & BRSC Chairman Extend Condolences

Minister & BRSC Chairman Extend Condolences

The Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott and Bermuda Road Safety Council, Chairman Dennis Lister III have extended condolences to the family of latest the road traffic fatality. Minister Scott said, “We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Albert Simmons. Our thoughts and prayers are with them today. We are deeply troubled that... Read more of this article




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