30 Minute Video: Feb 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Feb 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 Stories 30 Minute Video: Feb 19... Read more of this article

Bermuda College Installs Solar Energy

Bermuda College Installs Solar Energy

Bermuda College Foundation completed the first phase installation of solar energy at Bermuda College, noting that it “is projected to save the College approximately $53,000 in annual savings.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda College Foundation [“the Foundation”] is pleased to share the completion and impact to date of the first phase... Read more of this article

Bermuda Dance Academy Shines In Chicago

Bermuda Dance Academy Shines In Chicago

Students from Bermuda Dance Academy “delivered outstanding performances and achieved remarkable success” at the Adrenaline Dance Convention and Competition in Chicago. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Dance Academy, a leading dance school, showcased its exceptional talent and artistry at the prestigious Adrenaline Dance Convention and... Read more of this article

Annual Gross Domestic Product 2022 Report

Annual Gross Domestic Product 2022 Report

The Ministry of Economy and Labour published the Annual Gross Domestic Product [GDP] 2022 Highlights, stating that “the Bermuda economy grew 6.4 per cent in real terms in 2022 as the economic activity for twelve of the nineteen industry groups contributed to positive growth in value added. ” A Government spokesperson said, “Today,... Read more of this article

Presence Of ‘Suspected Fentanyl Laced Heroin’

Presence Of ‘Suspected Fentanyl Laced Heroin’

The police issued an advisory about the “presence of suspected fentanyl laced heroin in the community,” stating that there have been three instances where individuals have been taken to hospital for treatment for a suspected overdose. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service wishes to alert the public to the presence... Read more of this article

‘Abandoned Vehicles Found On Parklands’

‘Abandoned Vehicles Found On Parklands’

The Department of Parks urges the owners of “abandoned vehicles found on Parklands to come forward and claim their impounded property.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks, in accordance with the Bermuda National Parks Regulations 1988, announces a public notice urging the owners of abandoned vehicles found on... Read more of this article

OBA Announce Chris Gauntlett As Candidate

OBA Announce Chris Gauntlett As Candidate

The OBA announced that Chris Gauntlett will be their adopted candidate for Constituency 34, Sandys South Central. A spokesperson said, “Chris was born in 1973 and grew up in Somerset with older brother Adam and parents Ted and Daphne. He attended Somerset Primary’s P1 and P2 years [now Lagoon Park] and moved into P3 through P7 at the main school,... Read more of this article


Video: Feb 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Feb 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Presence of ‘suspected fentanyl laced heroin’, September Consumer Price Index: Inflation 2.4%, National Security budget increases to $137.8 million, online registration for primary school, OBA announce Chris Gauntlett as candidate, Paget Marsh boardwalk reopens to public and Scott Barnes claims two podium finishes are some of the stories in this... Read more of this article

Online Registration For Primary School

Online Registration For Primary School

“Online Registration for Primary School [P1] for the B2024/2025 school year opens on Monday, 26 February and will close on Friday, March 8,” the Department of Education announced today. A Government spokesperson said, “Primary School Open Houses will be held on February 20, 21 and 22. “Parents and guardians are encouraged to... Read more of this article

Paget Marsh Boardwalk Reopens To Public

Paget Marsh Boardwalk Reopens To Public

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] announced that the boardwalk at Paget Marsh Nature Reserve “has now been restored and is once again open to the public.” A spokesperson said, “The 25-year-old boardwalk that extends 335 feet into the heart of the marsh had been closed for four years as it had fallen in disrepair. Wooden stringers, which... Read more of this article

Scott Barnes Claims Two Podium Finishes

Scott Barnes Claims Two Podium Finishes

[Written by Stephen Wright] Scott Barnes continued his impressive start to the karting season after claiming two podium finishes at the Roc Cup USA Florida Winter Tour at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex at the weekend. The island’s top driver, who won the Shifter Masters title in the Skusa Winter Series at the same venue the previous weekend, finished... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Feb 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Feb 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 Stories 30 Minute Video: Feb 20... Read more of this article

Video: Post Budget Press Conference

Video: Post Budget Press Conference

[Updated] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is hosting a post Budget press conference today [Feb 19]. We will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. You can read a full copy of the 2024 Budget speech here, and view all our coverage of the 2024 Budget here. Update Feb 19, 4.52pm: Premier Burt said,... Read more of this article

September Consumer Price Index: Inflation 2.4%

September Consumer Price Index: Inflation 2.4%

The Ministry of Economy and Labour released the September 2023 Consumer Price Index [CPI] from the Department of Statistics today [Feb 19]. A Government spokesperson said, “In summary, consumers paid 2.4 per cent more in September 2023 than they did a year ago for the basket of goods and services included in the Consumer Price Index [CPI]. This level... Read more of this article

National Security Budget Increases To $137.8M

National Security Budget Increases To $137.8M

“The Ministry of National Security has been allocated $137.8 million – an increase of $6.4 million,” Premier David Burt announced in the Budget. The relevant extract of the 2024 Budget statement said, “The majority of this increase is due to negotiated salary uplifts, with some funding for new programmes. “New programmes... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw footballers in action locally and overseas, swimmers in action overseas, and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more. News/Misc: Ministry Of Education Allocated $142.6M Budget AI Powered Improvements To Govt Services Moving Govt Email Systems To The Cloud Love... Read more of this article

Love Is Love BDA Brunch Event Raises $2500

Love Is Love BDA Brunch Event Raises $2500

On Sunday, February 4th, Love is Love BDA hosted their very first brunch event at Thyme Restaurant, and they said that ‘thanks to raffle sales and donations the event raised a total amount of $2500 which will be donated directly towards OUTBermuda’s 2024 education bursary, a quarter of their $10,000 goal.” Jameka Smith, the Board lead... Read more of this article

Govt Expands Mortgage Guarantee Programme

Govt Expands Mortgage Guarantee Programme

Starting on April 1, the Government will expanding Phase 2 of the Mortgage Guarantee Programme to “include employees of Government quangos and part-time Regiment soldiers who will now also be eligible to transfer their mortgages into this programme,” Premier David Burt announced in the Budget, The relevant extract of the 2024 Budget statement... Read more of this article

Road Named In Honour Of Shirley Gibbons

Road Named In Honour Of Shirley Gibbons

In a ceremony held on Thursday in St. George’s, the Minister of Public Works Lt. Col. David  Burch paid tribute to the late Mr. Shirley Granville Gibbons by installing a road sign in his honour. A Government spokesperson said, “Mrs Gardene Gibbons, the widow of Mr Gibbons, MPs Renee Ming and Lovitta Foggo, and Ms Zayna Foggo joined the... Read more of this article

Ag Show Catalogue & Online Application Forms

Ag Show Catalogue & Online Application Forms

The Department of Parks provided an update on the Ag Show — which will take place from April 18 to 20 – noting that the event catalogue is now online, and they have introduced electronic application forms “to streamline the application process and make participation as convenient as possible.” A Government spokesperson said,... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: Feb 20 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Feb 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 Stories 30 Minute Video: Feb 19... Read more of this article

Video: Feb 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Feb 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Presence of ‘suspected fentanyl laced heroin’, September Consumer Price Index: Inflation 2.4%, National Security budget increases to $137.8 million, online registration for primary school, OBA announce Chris Gauntlett as candidate, Paget Marsh boardwalk reopens to public and Scott Barnes claims two podium finishes are some of the stories in this... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Feb 19 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Feb 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 Stories 30 Minute Video: Feb 20... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Softball Bermuda To Hold AGM On February 28

Softball Bermuda To Hold AGM On February 28

Softball Bermuda is set to hold its Annual General Meeting and season briefing on February 28th at the National Sports Centre Pavilion. A spokesperson said, “Softball Bermuda will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting at the Pavilion at the National Sports Centre on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 6:00 pm immediately followed by a General Meeting... Read more of this article

Bascome’s Baltimore Blast Beat Utica City

Bascome’s Baltimore Blast Beat Utica City

David Bascome’s Baltimore Blast defeated Utica City 13-6 at home in the Major Arena Soccer League on Saturday [February 18]. The Blast remain in fifth place in the Eastern Division with seven wins from 14 matches. Bascome, a former North Village and Bermuda winger, was appointed as the Blast head coach in 2020, having previously served as the team’s... Read more of this article

Armstrong Wins 1000M At Big Apple Invitational

Armstrong Wins 1000M At Big Apple Invitational

Nathan Armstrong and his Rider University men’s track & field teammates had a strong showing at the Big Apple Invitational. Armstrong had a stellar performance, winning the men’s 1000 meter run, clocking a time of 2:29.70. Related Stories Sakari Famous Wins LSU Twilight High Jump Famous Finishes 2nd In Music City Challenge Famous Earns... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Carey Olsen Excels In Chambers Global 2024

Carey Olsen Excels In Chambers Global 2024

Carey Olsen offices in Bermuda, BVI, and Cayman Islands received top rankings in the Chambers Global 2024 Guide, with 18 individual experts recognized across eight practice areas. A spokesperson said, “Carey Olsen Bermuda, British Virgin Islands [BVI] and Cayman Islands have all achieved impressive rankings this year in the Chambers Global 2024... Read more of this article

Food Up 4.4% Annually, Up 0.2% Monthly

Food Up 4.4% Annually, Up 0.2% Monthly

On an annual basis the food sector increased 4.4% and on month to month basis it increased 0.2% in September, according to the recently released September Consumer Price Index. As far as year to year food prices, the report said, “The Food sector increased 4.4 per cent. Factoring in to the annual increase was the cost of dry breakfast cereals [+17.5... Read more of this article

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 19 2024

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 19 2024

February 19 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,239.74, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 49 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related Stories ‘Active And Significant Year For The BSX’ Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Feb 16 2024 Bermuda Stock... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermuda Dance Academy Shines In Chicago

Bermuda Dance Academy Shines In Chicago

Students from Bermuda Dance Academy “delivered outstanding performances and achieved remarkable success” at the Adrenaline Dance Convention and Competition in Chicago. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Dance Academy, a leading dance school, showcased its exceptional talent and artistry at the prestigious Adrenaline Dance Convention and... Read more of this article

Remember When: Sports Illustrated In 1995

Remember When: Sports Illustrated In 1995

It has been 29 years since Sports Illustrated released its swimsuit issue featuring supermodels, including Rebecca Romijn, Ashley Richardson, and Cheryl Tiegs, posing for shots in different locations throughout Bermuda. The multi-page spread entitled “Basking in Bermuda” was shot by Ron Labbe, with the text accompanying the photos including captions... Read more of this article

BUEI To Screen ‘The Miracle Club’ On Feb 24

BUEI To Screen ‘The Miracle Club’ On Feb 24

BUEI’s movie series will continue with the upcoming screening of the 2023 Comedy-Drama, ‘The Miracle Club’, scheduled for Saturday, February 24. A spokesperson said, “Films at BUEI continue at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] with the screening of the 2023 Comedy-Drama, ‘The Miracle Club’ on Saturday, February... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

‘Abandoned Vehicles Found On Parklands’

‘Abandoned Vehicles Found On Parklands’

The Department of Parks urges the owners of “abandoned vehicles found on Parklands to come forward and claim their impounded property.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks, in accordance with the Bermuda National Parks Regulations 1988, announces a public notice urging the owners of abandoned vehicles found on... Read more of this article

Paget Marsh Boardwalk Reopens To Public

Paget Marsh Boardwalk Reopens To Public

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] announced that the boardwalk at Paget Marsh Nature Reserve “has now been restored and is once again open to the public.” A spokesperson said, “The 25-year-old boardwalk that extends 335 feet into the heart of the marsh had been closed for four years as it had fallen in disrepair. Wooden stringers, which... Read more of this article

Ag Show Catalogue & Online Application Forms

Ag Show Catalogue & Online Application Forms

The Department of Parks provided an update on the Ag Show — which will take place from April 18 to 20 – noting that the event catalogue is now online, and they have introduced electronic application forms “to streamline the application process and make participation as convenient as possible.” A Government spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

CRIME

Police Renew Appeal: Murder Of Kyari Flood

Police Renew Appeal: Murder Of Kyari Flood

The police have renewed their appeal for anyone with any information about the murder of Kyari Flood – who was fatally shot in February 2023 — to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:00pm, Monday, February 13, 2023, police received a call from a member of the public who found the lifeless body of a male in a secluded... Read more of this article

Murder Trial Gets Underway In Supreme Court

Murder Trial Gets Underway In Supreme Court

The murder trial of Ajamu Hollis — who is accused of killing off-duty corrections officer Daemon Bell — has started in the Supreme Court. The court heard that Mr Hollis, 47, allegedly used a gardening hoe to hit Mr Bell, who had tried to break up an argument. Mr Bell, who was 49 at the time of his death, was killed in February 2022 in Shelly... Read more of this article

Shooting In Pembroke, No One Injured

Shooting In Pembroke, No One Injured

A shooting occurred in the Pembroke area and there were no reported injuries, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:35 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, police received a 911 call reporting multiple gunshots heard in the Crossland Lane area, Pembroke. “Officers attended and upon arrival, found evidence to confirm... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bermuda College Installs Solar Energy

Bermuda College Installs Solar Energy

Bermuda College Foundation completed the first phase installation of solar energy at Bermuda College, noting that it “is projected to save the College approximately $53,000 in annual savings.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda College Foundation [“the Foundation”] is pleased to share the completion and impact to date of the first phase installation of... Read more of this article

AI Powered Improvements To Govt Services

AI Powered Improvements To Govt Services

The 2024 Budget “funds a digital transformation team that will work to roll out artificial intelligence-powered improvements to government services,” Premier David Burt announced in the Budget, adding that “it is important to note that AI is not a method to replace workers, but a tool to enhance the productivity of our dedicated public servants.” The... Read more of this article

Moving Govt Email Systems To The Cloud

Moving Govt Email Systems To The Cloud

The 2024 Budget funds the moving of the Government’s e-mail systems to the cloud “to ensure that in the event of any future attack the Government’s core e-mail system will still function,” Premier David Burt announced in the Budget yesterday [Feb 16]. The relevant extract of the 2024 Budget statement said, “One of the lessons from the cyber... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Police Investigating Pedestrian & Car Collision

Police Investigating Pedestrian & Car Collision

Police are investigating a collision that occurred last night in Devonshire, in which a car was traveling west along Middle Road “when a young man ran across the street, resulting in a collision” and he then “got up and attempted to leave the scene, narrowly avoiding being struck by another vehicle.” A police spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Bunker Fire & Equipment Issue At Tynes Bay

Bunker Fire & Equipment Issue At Tynes Bay

The Tynes Bay facility had to ‘halt waste reception from commercial operators temporarily’ — the public drop-off service to the general public remains open — due to a bunker fire and technical issue. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the public of an incident at the Tynes Bay... Read more of this article

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Cars In Paget

Collision Involving Motorcycle & Cars In Paget

A “multi vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and several cars” occurred tonight [Feb 7] in Paget, with the police saying “it is believed that a female motorcyclist may have sustained a head injury in the collision.” A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 8pm on Wednesday 7th of February 2024, police and other first... Read more of this article


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