Live Updates | BWS: ‘Hurricane Teddy Is Threat’

Live Updates | BWS: ‘Hurricane Teddy Is Threat’

[Updating] Hurricane Paulette has now passed Bermuda and the island is now preparing for Hurricane Teddy which the Bermuda Weather Service said is a “threat to Bermuda” and is expected to bring tropical storm force winds to the island, with its closest approach forecast to be at noon on Monday [Sept 21]. We will continue to provide updates... Read more of this article

BELCO Crews ‘On Stand By To Respond’

BELCO Crews ‘On Stand By To Respond’

BELCO said that “preparations have been made in advance of Hurricane Teddy and BELCO crews will be on stand-by to respond to any outages and begin repairs as soon as it is safe to do so once the storm has passed.” A spokesperson said, “BELCO is closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Teddy. Preparations have been made in advance of... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Weather As Teddy Approaches

Photos & Videos: Weather As Teddy Approaches

The weather in Bermuda is starting to deteriorate as Hurricane Teddy makes its approach to the Island, with the storm currently forecast to make its closest approach to the island at noon on Monday [Sept 21] which will be about 24 hours after the footage below was filmed. A look at the weather conditions early this afternoon is below – filmed... Read more of this article

Video: Press Conference On Hurricane Teddy

Video: Press Conference On Hurricane Teddy

[Updated] Minister of National Security Renee Ming is holding a press conference this afternoon [Sept 20] to discuss Hurricane Teddy. We will have more information later on, however the best way to stay informed is via our ongoing live updates on Hurricane Teddy here.Update 4.28pm: Minister Ming’s remarks are below: Good afternoon ladies and... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Sept 20th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Sept 20th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

While Bermuda may be dealing with back to back storms, the island still saw plenty of good news over the past week, with Flora Duffy winning the Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup, Rodney Smith Jr being featured on Lay’s potato chips, the Pembroke Parish Council awarding four scholarships, and 40 Bermuda College students being recognised for... Read more of this article

Soldiers Welcome Pte Ndavyah Williams Home

Soldiers Welcome Pte Ndavyah Williams Home

A soldier who suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car at a Covid-19 lockdown checkpoint today [Sept 19] returned home to a hero’s welcome. Private Ndavyah Williams exited the airport to find soldiers from his A Company of the Royal Bermuda Regiment lined up at attention on both sides of the road outside. Pte Williams, 26, said: “I didn’t... Read more of this article

Two Motorcycle Collision In Smith’s Parish

Two Motorcycle Collision In Smith’s Parish

Emergency services responded to a collision this afternoon [Sept 19] at the junction of South Road and Zuill’s Park Road in Smith’s Parish. A police spokesperson said, “At about 4:40 p.m. today, Saturday, 19th September, police received a report of a serious road traffic collision at the junction of South Road and Zuill’s Park Road in Smith’s... Read more of this article


Covid-19: 523 Test Results, None Were Positive

Covid-19: 523 Test Results, None Were Positive

There were 523 test results received today and none were positive for Covid-19, so the total of confirmed positive cases to date remains at 180, with 5 cases remaining active. A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 523 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for COVID-19. “Bermuda has had 180 total confirmed... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Hurricane

Video: Govt Press Conference On Hurricane

[Updated] The Bermuda Government is holding a press conference today to provide an update regarding Hurricane Teddy. We will have more information later on, however the best way to stay informed is via our ongoing live updates on Hurricane Teddy and Hurricane Paulette here.Update 4.22pm: Minister of National Security Renee Ming’s remarks: Good... Read more of this article

Covid-19 Health Worker Profile: Marie Beach

Covid-19 Health Worker Profile: Marie Beach

The Bermuda Government is spotlighting some of the health professionals who have helped during the pandemic, with this profile highlighting Healthy Schools Coordinator Marie Beach. Ms. Beach’s Covid-19 Health Profile says, “As a bridge between the Departments of Education and Health with almost 40 years of in-school experience, Healthy Schools Coordinator... Read more of this article

PLP Issue Another Statement On Debate

PLP Issue Another Statement On Debate

The PLP says that it will “accept offers for a national leaders’ debate between leaders of political parties that are capable of forming government after the October 1 election” and reiterated their stipulation that it “must be distributed on television, radio and the internet.” A spokesperson said, “The Progressive... Read more of this article

Bermuda College Faculty Recruitment Campaign

Bermuda College Faculty Recruitment Campaign

The Bermuda College will be holding a faculty recruitment campaign to “extend its legacy of quality instruction in tertiary education”. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda College is undertaking a faculty recruitment campaign to extend its legacy of quality instruction in tertiary education. It is seeking to recruit faculty that not only... Read more of this article

Governor Rankin Appointed As BVI Governor

Governor Rankin Appointed As BVI Governor

John Rankin – who currently serves as Bermuda’s Governor — has been appointed as Governor to the British Virgin Islands. The Government of the Virgin Islands website said, “His Excellency the Governor has announced that Mr John Rankin CMG has been appointed as Governor to the British Virgin Islands, in succession to him. “Mr... Read more of this article

Video: City Of Hamilton Spotlights Luxury Cuts

Video: City Of Hamilton Spotlights Luxury Cuts

The City of Hamilton continues their “Business Spotlight” video series, which serves to highlight some of the businesses that offer innovative services or products, with this episode spotlighting Kenton Trott and Luxury Cuts.The video’s description says, “The City of Hamilton is spotlighting some of our businesses who offer innovative and... Read more of this article

Injured Soldier To Return Home Today

Injured Soldier To Return Home Today

A soldier left fighting for his life after he was hit by a car while on Covid-19 checkpoint duty is to return home today [Sept 19] after months of surgery and treatment in a US hospital. Private Ndavyah Williams, 26, who was injured three months ago, said he was looking forward to coming home – and to battling back to full fitness so he can resume... Read more of this article

Video: Sept 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Sept 19th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Hurricane Teddy is a threat to Bermuda with its closest approach due to be at 3am on Monday, new architecture & interior design firm launches, City of Hamilton prepares for Hurricane Teddy, BFRS respond to report of smoke on aircraft, Clarien Bank offices to close on Monday, BF&M to close on Monday due Hurricane Teddy, SEC: Unikrn to pay... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 864 Test Results, Two Positive

Covid-19: 864 Test Results, Two Positive

There were 864 test results received today and two were positive for Covid-19 — one having returned on the British Airways flight on 16 September 2020 and one having returned on the Delta flight from Atlanta on 17 September 2020 — so Bermuda now has a total of 180 cases, with 7 remaining active. A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Sept 18 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Sept 18 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: Press Conference On Hurricane Teddy

Video: Press Conference On Hurricane Teddy

[Updated] Minister of National Security Renee Ming is holding a press conference this afternoon [Sept 18] to discuss Hurricane Teddy. We will have more information later on, however the best way to stay informed is via our ongoing live updates on Hurricane Teddy and Hurricane Paulette here. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 10-minute... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

Photos & Videos: Weather As Teddy Approaches

Photos & Videos: Weather As Teddy Approaches

The weather in Bermuda is starting to deteriorate as Hurricane Teddy makes its approach to the Island, with the storm currently forecast to make its closest approach to the island at noon on Monday [Sept 21] which will be about 24 hours after the footage below was filmed. A look at the weather conditions early this afternoon is below – filmed... Read more of this article

Video: Press Conference On Hurricane Teddy

Video: Press Conference On Hurricane Teddy

[Updated] Minister of National Security Renee Ming is holding a press conference this afternoon [Sept 20] to discuss Hurricane Teddy. We will have more information later on, however the best way to stay informed is via our ongoing live updates on Hurricane Teddy here.Update 4.28pm: Minister Ming’s remarks are below: Good afternoon ladies and... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Sept 20th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Sept 20th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

While Bermuda may be dealing with back to back storms, the island still saw plenty of good news over the past week, with Flora Duffy winning the Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup, Rodney Smith Jr being featured on Lay’s potato chips, the Pembroke Parish Council awarding four scholarships, and 40 Bermuda College students being recognised for... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Nahki Wells Scores In Bristol City Win

Nahki Wells Scores In Bristol City Win

Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored for Bristol City as they recorded a 2 – 0 victory over Stoke City. The club’s match report said, “It was encouraging at both ends as Nahki Wells and Andreas Weimann got their first goals of the 2020/21 campaign, while the defence earned their second clean sheet in all competitions. “Chris Martin, who... Read more of this article

ProVid-19 Are BGA Team Challenge Champions

ProVid-19 Are BGA Team Challenge Champions

The 2020 BGA Team Challenge champions are ProVid-19, with the team including Craig Brown, Colin Brown, Matthew Durrant, and Shaun Green, who won the title over the Port Royal ‘A’ team of Ian Page, Franklyn Furbert, Jerome Bradshaw, and Alexander White. A spokesperson said, “The season opening tournament of the Bermuda Golf Association took place... Read more of this article

Sherlock Advances In Ghana Championships

Sherlock Advances In Ghana Championships

Quinton Sherlock finished T5th playing in the 2020 Professional Golfers Association [PGA] championship dubbed “Road To Damang 2020 Goldfields PGA Championship” Qualifier. The qualifiers took place at five different courses with professional golfers across the country of Ghana taking part. Sherlock shot an opening-round 77 but fought back in his... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Tech Summit Reveals Roster Of Expert Speakers

Tech Summit Reveals Roster Of Expert Speakers

The 2020 Bermuda Tech Summit has revealed its line-up of industry experts and speakers, which is taking place online for the first time this year from October 14-16 as part of Bermuda Tech Week 2020. A spokesperson said, “The 2020 Bermuda Tech Summit, taking place online for the first time this year from October 14-16 as part of Bermuda Tech Week,... Read more of this article

Athene Appoints Lynn Swann To Board

Athene Appoints Lynn Swann To Board

Athene Holding announced the appointment of former NFL player Lynn Swann as an independent member of Athene’s board of directors, effective immediately. A spokesperson said, “Athene Holding Ltd., a leading provider of retirement savings products, announced today the appointment of Lynn Swann as an independent member of Athene’s board of directors,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Credit Union Offices Closed On Sept 21

Bermuda Credit Union Offices Closed On Sept 21

The Bermuda Credit Union will close Monday, September 21, 2020 due to the threat of hurricane Teddy. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Credit Union will close Monday, September 21, 2020 due to the threat of hurricane Teddy. “The Credit Union wishes for the safety of all its Co-operators, families and friends.” You can view our live... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Bermuda Alfresco Dining Festival To Launch

Bermuda Alfresco Dining Festival To Launch

The island’s first Alfresco Dining Festival will be launching tomorrow [Sept 17] with three-dozen local restaurants taking part. A BTA spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s safe and spectacular outdoor restaurant venues will be the focus of the island’s first Alfresco Dining Festival, launching tomorrow with three-dozen local restaurants and two... Read more of this article

Government House Featured In New Book

Government House Featured In New Book

A new book by UK-based author Jeffrey Hyland entitled “Government Houses: Vice-regal Residences Of The Crown” features over fifty official residences of the Crown, including Bermuda’s Government House. A spokesperson said, “A new book launched today featuring Bermuda’s historic Government House looks at the unique histories... Read more of this article

Audio: Gyptian & Collie Buddz Release ‘Deh Yah’

Audio: Gyptian & Collie Buddz Release ‘Deh Yah’

Jamaican reggae artist Gyptian collaborated with Bermuda’s Collie Buddz for a new single ‘Deh Yah’. A video posted by Collie Buddz on YouTube has already obtained more than 20,000 views since being posted a few days ago.The description says, “The team behind Gyptian’s hit single “Hold Ya” — 2010′s song of... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

The Bermuda Reef Life HD has recently been updated, with the app “featuring some 300 high definition images divided into 15 sections showcasing the beauty and diversity of Bermuda beneath the surface.” A spokesperson said, “Building from the success of the previous version of his Reef Life app, Ron Lucas’ latest update for the free... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks Featured Internationally

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks Featured Internationally

Several Bermuda shipwreck related documentaries have been featured on well-known international media channels and programmes. A Government spokesperson said, “Several shipwreck related documentaries produced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in conjunction with Dr. Philippe Rouja and his team, have been featured on well-known... Read more of this article

Ocean Prosperity Programme Webinar Tomorrow

Ocean Prosperity Programme Webinar Tomorrow

The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP] is getting set to host a virtual webinar tomorrow [Sept 17] at 2.30pm. The event’s Facebook page says, “We believe the ocean is an important component in Bermuda’s recovery from the global pandemic and offers an abundance of opportunities to grow a healthy economy that benefits all. “The... Read more of this article

CRIME

Burglary At Southampton Resort Ocean Club

Burglary At Southampton Resort Ocean Club

A “significant quantity of cash and merchandise” was stolen during a burglary at the Resort Shop at the Fairmont Southampton Ocean Club. A police spokesperson said, “At 11:20 on Wednesday 16-Sep-2020, police received a report of a burglary at the Resort Shop, Southampton Princess Ocean Club, Southampton. “Information is that... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Offences In UK Court

Man Charged With Offences In UK Court

Jahkiel Samuels has been charged in a British court following an incident “where people in a café were reportedly threatened by a man with a gun.” The Nottinghamshire Police website said, “A man has been charged following an incident where people in a café were reportedly threatened by a man with a gun. “Jahkiel Samuels, 35, of... Read more of this article

Men With ‘Bladed Articles’ Fight At Soup Kitchen

Men With ‘Bladed Articles’ Fight At Soup Kitchen

Two men with “bladed articles” sustained injuries after fighting at a weekly soup kitchen charity event at a church. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, 29th August, police received a report of two males fighting, at the weekly soup kitchen charity event held at Christ Church in Warwick. “Reports... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

The Bermuda Reef Life HD has recently been updated, with the app “featuring some 300 high definition images divided into 15 sections showcasing the beauty and diversity of Bermuda beneath the surface.” A spokesperson said, “Building from the success of the previous version of his Reef Life app, Ron Lucas’ latest update for the free android version of... Read more of this article

Tech Summit Reveals Roster Of Expert Speakers

Tech Summit Reveals Roster Of Expert Speakers

The 2020 Bermuda Tech Summit has revealed its line-up of industry experts and speakers, which is taking place online for the first time this year from October 14-16 as part of Bermuda Tech Week 2020. A spokesperson said, “The 2020 Bermuda Tech Summit, taking place online for the first time this year from October 14-16 as part of Bermuda Tech Week, has revealed its... Read more of this article

SEC: Unikrn To Pay $6.1 Million Penalty

SEC: Unikrn To Pay $6.1 Million Penalty

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against Unikrn Inc “for conducting an unregistered initial coin offering [ICO] of digital asset securities” and said that Unikrn “agreed to settle the charges by paying a $6.1 million penalty.” A statement from the SEC said, “The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Two Motorcycle Collision In Smith’s Parish

Two Motorcycle Collision In Smith’s Parish

Emergency services responded to a collision this afternoon [Sept 19] at the junction of South Road and Zuill’s Park Road in Smith’s Parish. A police spokesperson said, “At about 4:40 p.m. today, Saturday, 19th September, police received a report of a serious road traffic collision at the junction of South Road and Zuill’s Park Road in Smith’s... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To Report Of Smoke On Aircraft

BFRS Respond To Report Of Smoke On Aircraft

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a report of aircraft indicating smoke in the cabin, however after “investigation it was determined that the smoke indicator in the cockpit was faulty.” A spokesperson said, “At 1:34pm today the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Dispatch received a report of aircraft indicating smoke... Read more of this article

Two Vehicle Collision In Devonshire

Two Vehicle Collision In Devonshire

A two vehicle collision involving a motorcar and electric car took place in Devonshire this afternoon [Sept 17] with one person having to be extracted from a vehicle by the BFRS. A police spokesperson said, “Please be advised there is a serious two vehicle, [motorcar and electric car] collision on Parson’s Lane in Devonshire. “Female driver of... Read more of this article