Govt To Present Mid-Year Budget Review In Sept

Govt To Present Mid-Year Budget Review In Sept

“When the House of Assembly resumes in September, we will present a mid-year budget review containing measures that will deliver a meaningful difference in the lives of Bermudians now,” Premier David Burt said this evening. Premier Burt said, “Good Evening Bermuda. Recent losses in our community have deeply affected us all, and our... Read more of this article

Aircare Team Members Earn ILM Certificates

Aircare Team Members Earn ILM Certificates

Aircare announced that three of our team members have recently been awarded their Institute of Leadership and Management [ILM] certificates, with Aaron Chase and Corey Davies earning ILM Level 2 certificates, while Jason DeMello achieved his ILM Level 3 certificate. A spokesperson said, “The ILM Leadership training programme is an internationally... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 23 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 23 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: July... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Katura Horton-Perinchief

Video: Interview With Katura Horton-Perinchief

Speaking during an interview with another barrier breaking athlete, Katura Horton-Perinchief reflected on the twentieth anniversary of her becoming the first Black female Olympic diver at the Athens Games in 2004. Horton-Perinchief, who will serve as Bermuda’s chef de mission at the Paris Games, said she is immensely proud of her achievement and hopes... Read more of this article

Kacy Milan-Butterfield Signs For Basford United

Kacy Milan-Butterfield Signs For Basford United

Bermudian Kacy Milan-Butterfield has signed a new deal with Basford United Football Club. A statement from the club said, “We are delighted to announce that after a more than impressive pre-season, new midfielder Kacy Milan-Butterfield has been offered and has accepted a contract converting from non-contract and signing a 1 year deal. “The... Read more of this article

Video: July 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Three arrested, warrants executed, cash seized, Premier David Burt to deliver special Address, WindReach receives $25,000 from Aurum, new Hospice Care Centre breaks ground and LeiLanni Nesbeth attends White House event are some of the stories in this morning’s [July 23rd] Bernews Newsflash. The Bernews Morning Newsflash includes an overview of the... Read more of this article

LeiLanni Nesbeth Attends White House Event

LeiLanni Nesbeth Attends White House Event

[Written by Stephen Wright] LeiLanni Nesbeth joined her former Florida State University [FSU] team-mates at the White House  yesterday [July 22] with Vice-President Kamala Harris as part of their NCAA Championship celebrations. It was Harris’s first public appearance since President Joe Biden dropped out of the presidential race on Sunday and endorsed... Read more of this article


Peter Dunne Delighted With Olympic Squad

Peter Dunne Delighted With Olympic Squad

[Written by Stephen Wright] Peter Dunne, the Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA], president said he is delighted the island will be represented by eight athletes in five different sports at the Olympic Games in Paris. Dunne, who will attend his first Olympics as the BOA president, believes the squad reflects the island’s wealth of sporting talent and... Read more of this article

Three Arrested, Warrants Executed, Cash Seized

Three Arrested, Warrants Executed, Cash Seized

A 58-year-old Mexican national was arrested at the airport “after he was found in possession of a large quantity of cash” and the police also executed search warrants at residences in Devonshire and Paget and “more than $17,000 in cash was seized and two persons arrested.” A police spokesperson said, “On Saturday, July... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Olympian Tyler Smith

Video: Interview With Olympian Tyler Smith

Bermuda triathlete Tyler Smith – speaking to three-time Olympian Tyrone Smith – said he was inspired to become an Olympian after watching Dame Flora Duffy compete at the 2012 London Games. Smith was 14 years old when he travelled to Europe for the first time for a family vacation and attended the women’s triathlon, where he cheered on a 24-year-old... Read more of this article

Feedback Sought For Pesticides Regulations

Feedback Sought For Pesticides Regulations

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Home Affairs are reminding the public that the consultation period for the proposed Pesticides Regulations, an initiative announced in the Speech from the Throne in November 2022, will conclude on August 4th. A Government spokesperson said, “The proposed Pesticides Regulations are designed to bring the... Read more of this article

WindReach Receives $25,000 From Aurum

WindReach Receives $25,000 From Aurum

WindReach has received a $25,000 donation from the Aurum Kaleidoscope Foundation. A spokesperson said, “The donation comes as the non-profit celebrates 25 years of providing Educational & Therapeutic Programmes. “Kaleidoscope was created to promote the advancement of environmental conservation, social welfare and education by providing... Read more of this article

Premier Burt To Deliver Special Address

Premier Burt To Deliver Special Address

Premier David Burt will deliver a special address to Bermuda on Tuesday “in keeping with the theme of Building a Fairer and Better Bermuda.” I got to tell you A Government spokesperson said, “Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 23, 2024, the Premier, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, will deliver a special Address to the people of Bermuda. “The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Is Love Young Leaders Discussion

Bermuda Is Love Young Leaders Discussion

Bermuda Is Love is holding a Young Leaders Discussion this Wednesday at BUEI from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Is Love will be holding a Young Leaders Discussion on Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at BUEI, Tradewinds Auditorium from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The event is free to attend and open to the public and anyone interested in learning... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: July 22 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 22 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: July... Read more of this article

New Hospice Care Centre Breaks Ground

New Hospice Care Centre Breaks Ground

The future of hospice care in Bermuda has taken a leap forward with the groundbreaking on the site of the new Woodland Grove Care Centre on Spice Hill Road, Warwick. A spokesperson said, “Community partners and board members of Friends of Hospice were present to mark the symbolic first shovel-strike of the multi-year construction of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Column: Save Money, Drink Tap Water

Column: Save Money, Drink Tap Water

[Written by Erich Hetzel & Katie Berry] Did you know that in the last five years Bermuda’s consumers have spent over $7 million buying bottled water, much of it contained in single-use plastic? That’s money we are spending for something that falls from the sky, for free. This is a huge amount of money to be spending on a natural resource that... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the Cup Match Extravaganza in St George’s, Eastern County Cup cricket and various other community and sporting events. Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more. News/Misc: Pedal Cyclist Injured In Collision In Pembroke PLP Comment On OBA Parliamentary Questions Minister Weeks On National Security... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Emma & Jack Harvey

Video: Interview With Emma & Jack Harvey

Swimming siblings Emma and Jack Harvey have spoken to Danté Leverock, the Bermuda footballer, about the “rollercoaster” of emotions they experienced after qualifying for the Olympic Games in Paris. The Harveys, who will compete in the 100 metres backstroke, punched their tickets for Paris via universality spots within a few days of each other. Jack... Read more of this article

Perinchief And Penruddocke To Carry Flags

Perinchief And Penruddocke To Carry Flags

Triple jumper Jah-Nhai Perinchief and sailor Adriana Penruddocke have been named as Bermuda’s flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Paris on Friday [July 26]. Both athletes are making their Olympic debuts. Bermuda will be represented by eight athletes in five different sports at the Games. Katura Horton-Perinchief, the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Photos: Attendees At Eastern County Cricket

Photos: Attendees At Eastern County Cricket

The Eastern County Cup cricket competition took place this weekend with crowds of people enjoying the always popular event, which saw Bailey’s Bay claim the victory. You can view all of Bernews coverage of the Eastern County Cricket Association here. Related Stories Photos: Attendees At... Read more of this article

Pedal Cyclist Injured In Collision In Pembroke

Pedal Cyclist Injured In Collision In Pembroke

A male pedal cyclist was taken to hospital with “serious head injuries” following a collision involving a car on Pitt’s Bay Road in Pembroke this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:08 a.m. on Sunday, July 21st, 2024, police and other first responders were dispatched to a serious road traffic collision involving a motorcar... Read more of this article

BermudAir Offers Special Cup Match Rates

BermudAir Offers Special Cup Match Rates

BermudAir is celebrating Cup Match with special rates, saying that “the sale runs from now through to August 1st 2024, with 20% off all Economy class flights and 30% off all Business class flights.” A spokesperson said, “BermudAir is celebrating this year’s Cup Match with the community by offering special rates for the rest of July... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday July 21st “Good News” Spotlight

Video: Sunday July 21st “Good News” Spotlight

News that Yan-Xia Rogers was called to the Bermuda Bar, Graham Mawer and Hannah Leigh earned the PSEA Award, AXA XL appointed Michelle Bailey, and 16-year-old Berkeley students Joaquin O’Connor and Dae’Jon Smith are taking part in the BFRS Youth Summer Programme were all some of the positive news stories from the past week. In additional... Read more of this article

Bernews Launches Website For Games Coverage

Bernews Launches Website For Games Coverage

In anticipation of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, Bernews has launched a new website Bermuda2024.com, designed to keep our viewers updated on the island’s ten athletes representing the island this summer, as well as provide historical information about Bermuda’s participation in the Games going back almost 100 years. Our... Read more of this article

Premier Tables Bill To Reduce Fuel Duty By 60%

Premier Tables Bill To Reduce Fuel Duty By 60%

“I will table the Customs Tariff Amendment Act 2024, which will reduce the rate of fuel duty for fuel used to generate electricity by 60%, from 20 cents a litre to 8 cents a litre,” Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly on Friday. The Premier added, “”This bill will be tabled under the Provisional Collection of Revenue... Read more of this article

Photos: St George’s Cup Match Extravaganza

Photos: St George’s Cup Match Extravaganza

[Updated with video] The Corporation of St. George’s held a Cup Match Extravaganza event last night [July 19] at King’s Square in St. George’s. Mayor Quinell Francis previously said, “We are delighted to once again host the annual Cup Match Extravangza in our historic Town of St. George.” This year’s Cup Match Extravaganza commemorates... Read more of this article


VIDEOS

30 Minute Video: July 23 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: July 23 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: July... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Katura Horton-Perinchief

Video: Interview With Katura Horton-Perinchief

Speaking during an interview with another barrier breaking athlete, Katura Horton-Perinchief reflected on the twentieth anniversary of her becoming the first Black female Olympic diver at the Athens Games in 2004. Horton-Perinchief, who will serve as Bermuda’s chef de mission at the Paris Games, said she is immensely proud of her achievement and hopes... Read more of this article

Video: July 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: July 23rd Bernews Morning Newsflash

Three arrested, warrants executed, cash seized, Premier David Burt to deliver special Address, WindReach receives $25,000 from Aurum, new Hospice Care Centre breaks ground and LeiLanni Nesbeth attends White House event are some of the stories in this morning’s [July 23rd] Bernews Newsflash. The Bernews Morning Newsflash includes an overview of the... Read more of this article

SPORTS

Video: Interview With Katura Horton-Perinchief

Video: Interview With Katura Horton-Perinchief

Speaking during an interview with another barrier breaking athlete, Katura Horton-Perinchief reflected on the twentieth anniversary of her becoming the first Black female Olympic diver at the Athens Games in 2004. Horton-Perinchief, who will serve as Bermuda’s chef de mission at the Paris Games, said she is immensely proud of her achievement and hopes... Read more of this article

Kacy Milan-Butterfield Signs For Basford United

Kacy Milan-Butterfield Signs For Basford United

Bermudian Kacy Milan-Butterfield has signed a new deal with Basford United Football Club. A statement from the club said, “We are delighted to announce that after a more than impressive pre-season, new midfielder Kacy Milan-Butterfield has been offered and has accepted a contract converting from non-contract and signing a 1 year deal. “The... Read more of this article

LeiLanni Nesbeth Attends White House Event

LeiLanni Nesbeth Attends White House Event

[Written by Stephen Wright] LeiLanni Nesbeth joined her former Florida State University [FSU] team-mates at the White House  yesterday [July 22] with Vice-President Kamala Harris as part of their NCAA Championship celebrations. It was Harris’s first public appearance since President Joe Biden dropped out of the presidential race on Sunday and endorsed... Read more of this article

BUSINESS

Aircare Team Members Earn ILM Certificates

Aircare Team Members Earn ILM Certificates

Aircare announced that three of our team members have recently been awarded their Institute of Leadership and Management [ILM] certificates, with Aaron Chase and Corey Davies earning ILM Level 2 certificates, while Jason DeMello achieved his ILM Level 3 certificate. A spokesperson said, “The ILM Leadership training programme is an internationally... Read more of this article

Toby Smith Joins Mosaic As Americas CEO

Toby Smith Joins Mosaic As Americas CEO

Toby Smith joined Mosaic Insurance as Americas CEO, effective July 23. A spokesperson said, “Based in New York, Smith is a top-ranking industry figure who will become a member of the specialty insurer’s leadership team, with specific responsibility for spearheading market engagement and profitable growth across the US, Canada, and the wider... Read more of this article

MarketPlace Cup Match Holiday Store Hours

MarketPlace Cup Match Holiday Store Hours

The MarketPlace has provided information about their opening hours during the Cup Match holiday. For extensive coverage of Cup Match spanning over a decade, visit our website BernewsCupMatch.com, the island’s most comprehensive resource on the Cup Match holiday. Over 6,000 photos here Over 150 videos here Over 80 graphics here History here Dedicated... Read more of this article

ENTERTAINMENT

Chinese Floral Art & Portals Showcase At BSOA

Chinese Floral Art & Portals Showcase At BSOA

The Bermuda Society of Arts [BSOA] will present two new exhibitions, Homeland: Chinese Classical Floral Art and Portals Summer Members’ Show, on Friday [July 26]. A spokesperson said, “BSoA Invites Art Lovers and Collectors to Enjoy an evening of Showcases: Chinese Floral Art and Portals by Bermuda talent. “Friday July 26 – The... Read more of this article

Art Drop To Host Art Showcase On July 26

Art Drop To Host Art Showcase On July 26

Art Drop Bermuda announced a showcase on July 26, 2024, at The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, featuring 12 Bermuda-based artists. A spokesperson said, “You are Invited! This week Friday, Art Drop Bermuda invites you to a one night only art showcase featuring 12 Bermuda based professional and emerging artists. “The Event: Date: Friday,... Read more of this article

New York Times Features Shiona Turini

New York Times Features Shiona Turini

The New York Times featured Bermudian fashion expert Shiona Turini, in an article about her favorite jewelry, with the stylist to the stars noting that her necklace features a map of Bermuda and is locally made. The New York Times website said, “Somewhere at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean, in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle, is one of... Read more of this article


ENVIRONMENT

Column: Save Money, Drink Tap Water

Column: Save Money, Drink Tap Water

[Written by Erich Hetzel & Katie Berry] Did you know that in the last five years Bermuda’s consumers have spent over $7 million buying bottled water, much of it contained in single-use plastic? That’s money we are spending for something that falls from the sky, for free. This is a huge amount of money to be spending on a natural resource that... Read more of this article

Minister On Water Resources Act Amendments

Minister On Water Resources Act Amendments

“I am tabling the Bill entitled the Water Resources Amendment Act 2024; legislation that will ensure that Bermuda maintains the highest quality of groundwater,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly on Friday. The Minister said, “The proposed amendments will: “Establish pollution limits for the ground... Read more of this article

Clean Air Amendment Bill Consultation Extended

Clean Air Amendment Bill Consultation Extended

The Ministry has decided to reopen the Clean Air Amendment Bill Public Consultation, extending the deadline to August 31, 2024. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Home Affairs stated, “In light of the feedback received from various consultees, including residents directly affected, who through their representatives made it clear that they remain... Read more of this article

CRIME

Three Arrested, Warrants Executed, Cash Seized

Three Arrested, Warrants Executed, Cash Seized

A 58-year-old Mexican national was arrested at the airport “after he was found in possession of a large quantity of cash” and the police also executed search warrants at residences in Devonshire and Paget and “more than $17,000 in cash was seized and two persons arrested.” A police spokesperson said, “On Saturday, July... Read more of this article

Police Appeal: Murder Of Jahcari Francis

Police Appeal: Murder Of Jahcari Francis

Seven years after Jahcari Francis was fatally shot in Devonshire, the Bermuda Police Service continue to investigate his murder, and have reiterated their appeal for anyone with information to please contact them. A police spokesperson said, “Today, Friday, 19th July 2024, marks seven years since the murder of Jahcari Antoni Francis. At the time... Read more of this article

Maurice Jones Jailed For 30 Years In UK

Maurice Jones Jailed For 30 Years In UK

25-year-old Maurice Jones has been jailed for 30 years in the UK after being convicted of murdering a father while he was pushing his young son. A statement from the Wiltshire Police said, “Maurice Jones, 25, of Gainsborough Close, Bemerton Heath, was convicted of murder and possession of a bladed article following a two-week trial by jury in... Read more of this article

TECHNOLOGY

Bermuda Principles To Host Conference In 2025

Bermuda Principles To Host Conference In 2025

The Bermuda Principles Foundation will host the 5th Bermuda Principles Impact Conference in Bermuda from February 25 – March 1, 2025 A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Principles Foundation, the only non-profit based on the legacy of the Bermuda Principles, is proud to announce the dates of its 5th Bermuda Principles Impact Conference in partnership with the... Read more of this article

Column: Pearman On BELCO’s Price Hike & More

Column: Pearman On BELCO’s Price Hike & More

[Opinion column written by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Scott Pearman] Belco’s latest decision to increase Bermuda’s already high electricity costs – with the kilowatt hour rate projected to go up next month by almost 14% – amounts to a punch in the gut for everyday Bermudians. Many on our Island already struggle to meet the existing high bills, with some Bermudians... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday:  Bermudiana Silhouette

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermudiana Silhouette

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a graphic showcasing the silhouette of a woman adorned with a Bermudiana flower. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image or Instagram story. You can download both... Read more of this article

ACCIDENTS & FIRES

Pedal Cyclist Injured In Collision In Pembroke

Pedal Cyclist Injured In Collision In Pembroke

A male pedal cyclist was taken to hospital with “serious head injuries” following a collision involving a car on Pitt’s Bay Road in Pembroke this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:08 a.m. on Sunday, July 21st, 2024, police and other first responders were dispatched to a serious road traffic collision involving a motorcar... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys

A man has been transported to hospital following a collision in Sandys this evening. A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:25 PM on Friday, 19 July 2024 police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, on Somerset Road in the vicinity of Scaur Drive, Sandys “Initial... Read more of this article

Single Vehicle Collision In Devonshire

Single Vehicle Collision In Devonshire

[Updated] A truck crashed on Middle Road in Devonshire this morning. A police spokesperson said, “Police officers are currently at the scene of a reported single vehicle collision in Devonshire. Details remain limited at this time. However, it is understood that a truck overturned along Middle Road, Devonshire, in the vicinity of Saltus Grammar... Read more of this article


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