Cost Increase For St. George’s Marina Project

Cost Increase For St. George’s Marina Project

The cost of the St. George’s Marina Development will increase from $2.7 million to just over $4 million and the scheduled completion date of June 2022 has been extended to December 2022, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, with the Minister noting that “the budgetary increase is significant and reflects both the current inflationary... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 20 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 Minute Video: May 19... Read more of this article

Jennifer Phillips Appointed To Tourism Board

Jennifer Phillips Appointed To Tourism Board

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] today announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Phillips, an established entrepreneur with expertise in the local arts, entertainment, and culture scene, to its board. Ms Phillips will join other newly appointed board members including Shiona Turini, Bushara K. Bushara, and Carol Blaser, who were selected for the role... Read more of this article

‘We Must Reverse The Delays In Seeking Care’

‘We Must Reverse The Delays In Seeking Care’

“In Bermuda, a decline in annual health examinations and preventive care, which reduce the risk of disease, was also evident during this current pandemic,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, adding that “we must reverse the delays in seeking care that may have become normalised over the past two years.” Speaking in the House... Read more of this article

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Legislation to create a regulatory sandbox will “allow innovators in the energy sector both the physical and legislative space to carry out their development and testing of technologies,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 20] the Minister said, “Today I am tabling the Bill entitled... Read more of this article

City’s Bermuda Day Notices: Trash, BBQs & More

City’s Bermuda Day Notices: Trash, BBQs & More

The City of Hamilton provided information on their trash collection schedule during the Bermuda Day Weekend, and also reminded parade spectators to ensure that after the event they take all their trash away with them, noted that barbeques are not permitted on City sidewalks and warned that any “spray paint that is used will be removed prior... Read more of this article

Cruises: 27 Calls, 45K Passengers & $4M In Taxes

Cruises: 27 Calls, 45K Passengers & $4M In Taxes

Since April 4, Bermuda has received 27 cruise ship calls with approximately 45,600 passengers visiting our shores and the estimated revenue generated so far for government taxes is $4 million and passenger spending is $10.2 million, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 20], Minister Scott said, “Since... Read more of this article


Police Confirm Shooting In Pembroke, No Injuries

Police Confirm Shooting In Pembroke, No Injuries

Police have confirmed that last night they received 911 calls reporting several gunshots in Pembroke, and police “were informed two individuals on a motorcycle were chasing another person” and “one of the individuals on the bike was said to have been discharging a firearm as the chase continued.”A police spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [May 20] and the statements scheduled to be delivered include the Bermuda Monetary Authority Annual Report 2021, Keeping Our Promise to Deliver Relief to Bermuda’s Taxpayers, Tabling of Amendments to the Electricity Act 2016 to Create a Regulatory ‘Sandbox’, Road Safety... Read more of this article

Bermuda Finish Third On SSL Gold Cup Day 1

Bermuda Finish Third On SSL Gold Cup Day 1

Bermuda sailors began competing in the first-ever SSL Gold Cup 2022 Qualifying Series races in Grandson, Switzerland, with the team finishing third during the first day of action. Two groups battled on the water but shifty wind conditions allowed only one race per group to go. SSL Team Puerto Rico made history by becoming the first-ever SSL Gold Cup... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Isle Of No’ Must Become Open Minded

Column: ‘Isle Of No’ Must Become Open Minded

[Opinion column written by MP Neville Tyrrell] For years Bermuda has been known as the “Isle of No”, when it comes to enhancing our tourism product and offering new and innovative services and experiences to our visitors. Whenever someone tries to develop something new or different, it is often shot down, attacked, and usually stopped dead... Read more of this article

Berkeley Students Launch Local Food Website

Berkeley Students Launch Local Food Website

A new website — which is highly informative, useful and very well designed — has been launched, with BermudaLunchBox.com created by a team of talented and tech savvy Berkeley Institute students. The class, led by teacher Diamond Outerbridge, said the initiative was to “help support food security on the island.” with the twenty... Read more of this article

Video: May 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

House of Assembly in session today, Central Bus Terminal Kiosk reduced hours, Ravi Cannonier-Watson to perform in front of Queen, Berkeley students launch local food website, new vaccination stats released, 2022 Bermuda College graduation, porch restoration event with free food tasting, Nikki Bascome ‘in a zone’ preparing for fight, TLC offers thanks... Read more of this article

Police Appeal: Help Locate 22-Year-Old [Located]

Police Appeal: Help Locate 22-Year-Old [Located]

[Updated] The police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 22-year-old Khalid Warner-Smith. A police spokesperson said, “He was last seen at Kilderry Lane, Smiths, on Wednesday 18th May 2022. When last seen he was wearing green shorts, and possibly a black top. “Mr. Warner-Smith is described as brown complexioned, slim built,... Read more of this article

Video: Craig Cannonier & Douglas DeCouto

Video: Craig Cannonier & Douglas DeCouto

Shadow Minister of Works & Engineering Craig Cannonier and Senator Douglas De Couto will be joining Bernews this evening [May 19] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, where they will be discussing the Fairmont Southampton Act, tourism and more.The live video replay is belowRelated StoriesVideo: Minister Peets... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 19 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 Minute Video: May 20... Read more of this article

Cannonier-Watson To Perform In Front Of Queen

Cannonier-Watson To Perform In Front Of Queen

[Written by Stephen Wright] Ravi Cannonier-Watson, by admission, was not the most talkative child. It was through the medium of dance, arguably the most natural and human form of expression, that the Bermudian conveyed his emotions and thoughts via movements and body language. Cannonier-Watson, who is now 17, has the opportunity to ‘communicate’... Read more of this article

Porch Restoration Event With Free Food Tasting

Porch Restoration Event With Free Food Tasting

The public is invited to watch as the “porch is being rebuilt at one of Bermuda’s heritage sites, the old Pub On The Square in St. Georges,” with free food tastings by Freddies Buffet and Glaze Bakery. A spokesperson said, “The restoration will start this weekend and last for approximately 2 weeks. Everyone is welcome to watch from a... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: May 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 20 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 Minute Video: May 19... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda College ‘Graduate Stories’

Video: Bermuda College ‘Graduate Stories’

Bermuda College has released a video of ‘Graduate Stories’, which was released in conjunction with their graduation ceremony yesterday [May 19]. The ceremony saw 93 graduates receive associate degrees, diplomas or certificates under the big tent on the College’s athletic field, marking the first time that the annual commencement ceremony was... Read more of this article

Video: May 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

House of Assembly in session today, Central Bus Terminal Kiosk reduced hours, Ravi Cannonier-Watson to perform in front of Queen, Berkeley students launch local food website, new vaccination stats released, 2022 Bermuda College graduation, porch restoration event with free food tasting, Nikki Bascome ‘in a zone’ preparing for fight, TLC offers thanks... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Queen’s Baton Relay Two Day Tour Schedule

Queen’s Baton Relay Two Day Tour Schedule

The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] today announced the schedule of events that will take place during the Queen’s Baton Relay from Sunday [May 22] to Monday [May 23]. A spokesperson said, “As we anticipate the Queen’s Baton Relay’s arrival to our shores, we would like to also invite the public to join us in celebration as we show off our... Read more of this article

Sailors Continue In SSL Gold Cup In Switzerland

Sailors Continue In SSL Gold Cup In Switzerland

Bermuda’s sailing team continued competing in the SSL Gold Cup 2022 Qualifying Series in Switzerland, with the team in fourth in a four team group as of the current standings.The organisers said, “Long hours after Group 2′s race finished, Group 1 made a very late start [19h00 CET]. Just in time for breakfast or lunch time in all... Read more of this article

White & Flannery Begin Competing In Arkansas

White & Flannery Begin Competing In Arkansas

Conor White and Liam Flannery began competing in the Walmart Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Jonathan Clarke crossed the line solo, with teammate Noah Granigan next to the finish, giving the Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling Team a one-two finish in the Mount Gaylor Road Race on the opening day. The peloton was splintered as it crossed... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Jennifer Phillips Appointed To Tourism Board

Jennifer Phillips Appointed To Tourism Board

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] today announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Phillips, an established entrepreneur with expertise in the local arts, entertainment, and culture scene, to its board. Ms Phillips will join other newly appointed board members including Shiona Turini, Bushara K. Bushara, and Carol Blaser, who were selected for the role... Read more of this article

Bill Provides Land Tax Relief For Nursing Homes

Bill Provides Land Tax Relief For Nursing Homes

The Land Valuation and Tax Amendment Bill 2022 [PDF] was tabled in the House of Assembly today [May 20] which aims to provide Land Tax relief for local nursing homes Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said, “In the 2022/23 Budget statement I, on behalf of the Government, committed to the people of Bermuda “relief now and more relief... Read more of this article

Bermuda Monetary Authority Report Tabled

Bermuda Monetary Authority Report Tabled

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt tabled the Bermuda Monetary Authority Annual Report 2021 in the House of Assembly today [May 20], with the Premier saying he wishes to “express my sincere thanks to the Board and staff of the Authority for helping to bring so much success to Bermuda. ” The Premier’s full statement follows below: Mr.... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Legislation to create a regulatory sandbox will “allow innovators in the energy sector both the physical and legislative space to carry out their development and testing of technologies,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 20] the Minister said, “Today I am tabling the Bill entitled... Read more of this article

City’s Bermuda Day Notices: Trash, BBQs & More

City’s Bermuda Day Notices: Trash, BBQs & More

The City of Hamilton provided information on their trash collection schedule during the Bermuda Day Weekend, and also reminded parade spectators to ensure that after the event they take all their trash away with them, noted that barbeques are not permitted on City sidewalks and warned that any “spray paint that is used will be removed prior... Read more of this article

Cannonier-Watson To Perform In Front Of Queen

Cannonier-Watson To Perform In Front Of Queen

[Written by Stephen Wright] Ravi Cannonier-Watson, by admission, was not the most talkative child. It was through the medium of dance, arguably the most natural and human form of expression, that the Bermudian conveyed his emotions and thoughts via movements and body language. Cannonier-Watson, who is now 17, has the opportunity to ‘communicate’... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Legislation to create a regulatory sandbox will “allow innovators in the energy sector both the physical and legislative space to carry out their development and testing of technologies,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 20] the Minister said, “Today I am tabling the Bill entitled... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On May 21

BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On May 21

The fourth instalment of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] eight-part Island SOS [Sustainable Ocean Strategies] series is slated to take place at BUEI on Saturday [May 21] at 4.00pm. A spokesperson said, “This month’s island nation being highlighted is Barbados, with a presentation by Carlos Gilkes, Technical Officer of the... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Man O Wars Washed Up On Beach

Photos/Video: Man O Wars Washed Up On Beach

The Government recently advised the public to take “care and caution while in or near the ocean given the increased presence of the Portuguese Man o War,” and one beach in Devonshire is a prime example of this, with dozens of them washed up on the shoreline. While tip toeing carefully around the beach area, wearing shoes and long pants,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Confirm Shooting In Pembroke, No Injuries

Police Confirm Shooting In Pembroke, No Injuries

Police have confirmed that last night they received 911 calls reporting several gunshots in Pembroke, and police “were informed two individuals on a motorcycle were chasing another person” and “one of the individuals on the bike was said to have been discharging a firearm as the chase continued.”A police spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Incident

18-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Incident

An 18-year-old male is “currently in custody assisting with the ongoing investigation into the firearm incident” at Divots, the police have confirmed. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm an 18-year-old male,is currently in custody assisting with the ongoing investigation into the firearm incident, which occurred... Read more of this article

Minister: If You Know Something, Say Something

Minister: If You Know Something, Say Something

The Minister of National Security Michael Weeks expressed his praise and concern following the second firearm incident to take place in only a few days. Minister Weeks said, “I want to express my thanks to the off duty police officer who took action at the scene yesterday afternoon, which led to the recovery of a firearm.” The Minister has received... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Berkeley Students Launch Local Food Website

Berkeley Students Launch Local Food Website

A new website — which is highly informative, useful and very well designed — has been launched, with BermudaLunchBox.com created by a team of talented and tech savvy Berkeley Institute students. The class, led by teacher Diamond Outerbridge, said the initiative was to “help support food security on the island.” with the twenty students in the... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Day Gombeys

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Day Gombeys

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a Bermuda Day theme incorporating the island’s iconic Gombeys, who will — of course — be taking part in the upcoming Bermuda Day parade. For extensive coverage of Bermuda Day over the years – including over 6,000 photos and videos, history, unique graphics, and much... Read more of this article

Main Library Phones And Internet Are Down

Main Library Phones And Internet Are Down

The Main Library phones and internet are still down, the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that the Main Library phones and internet are still down. Technicians are currently on-site working to resolve the issue. “The problem is anticipated to be rectified as soon as possible. The Ministry apologises for any inconvenience... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

BHCS Donates $1,000 To Mascarinas Family

BHCS Donates $1,000 To Mascarinas Family

Bermuda HealthCare Services donated $1,000 to the family of Oscar and Jove Mascarinas, who sadly died as a result of a explosion earlier this month in Southampton. Executive Chairman of BHCS Dr. Ewart Brown said, “When we heard about the tragic accident that claimed the lives of Oscar and Jove Mascarinas, we wanted to assist the family in the aftermath... Read more of this article

Funds Being Raised For Mascarinas Family

Funds Being Raised For Mascarinas Family

The Association of Filipinos in Bermuda are accepting donations for the family of Oscar and Jove Mascarinas, who were tragically killed in a house explosion in Southampton earlier this month. In an online post, the Association of Filipinos in Bermuda said, “We are saddened by the news of the recent death of our member, Jove Mascarinas, wife of the... Read more of this article

Photos: Vehicle Overboard By Causeway

Photos: Vehicle Overboard By Causeway

The two male occupants of the vehicle “did not appear to have been injured” after they crashed overboard in the area of the Causeway, the police confirmed today.A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 6:00 a.m. today, Saturday, 14th May, 2022, police received a 911 report that a SUV had gone overboard at the Causeway. “Upon... Read more of this article




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