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Labour Act: Breaks, Contractors, Leave & More

Labour Act: Breaks, Contractors, Leave & More

Workers are now entitled to a 30-minute break for every five hours of work, it is “harder for employers to incorrectly classify employees as independent contractors” and bereavement leave has been extended to include grandparents, great-grandparents, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This is according to a statement from Senator Arianna... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw an online vaccine awareness conversation, two Bermuda sailors start competing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with minimal events taking place locally due to the frequent cancellations due to the pandemic Links to our weekend coverage are below, click to view more.News/Misc:More Than 5000 People Register For VaccineDr Oyinloye,... Read more of this article

Durrant Elected UK OT Association Chairperson

Durrant Elected UK OT Association Chairperson

The UK Overseas Territories Association elected Kimberley Durrant, from the Government of Bermuda’s London Office, as their new Chairperson. A Government spokesperson said, “The United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association held its Annual General Meeting on 14th January 2021. At the meeting, UK Representatives of the British Overseas... Read more of this article

Cambridge Exams To Proceed In March, June

Cambridge Exams To Proceed In March, June

The Department of Education said they “received notice from Cambridge International that 2021 exams scheduled for the March and June series will proceed.” A Government spokesperson said, “This correspondence was sent to Cambridge’s global community of schools in response to the announcement by the UK Prime Minister regarding new... Read more of this article

Weather Forecast For Monday January 18

Weather Forecast For Monday January 18

Monday, January 18 is expected to see showers, with the high to be near 22°C/71°F and the low to be near 17°C/62°F, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 78%. Sunrise will be at 7:20am and sunset will be at 5:39pm. High tide will be at 11:51pm, while low tide will be at... Read more of this article

‘Pain Into Purpose’: People Urged To Wear Blue

‘Pain Into Purpose’: People Urged To Wear Blue

People are being urged to wear blue this Monday [Jan 18] as part of the #PainIntoPurpose initiative launched after the death of 16-year-old Kijani Burgess last year, with the campaign’s aim to “express solidarity with families of road accident victims, as well as promote road safety awareness.” A spokesperson said, “On Monday,... Read more of this article

Nahki Wells’ Team Wins, Kole Hall’s Team Draws

Nahki Wells’ Team Wins, Kole Hall’s Team Draws

Teams that include Bermudian footballers Nahki Wells and Kole Hall were in action this past weekend in England. Nahki Wells Nahki Wells and Bristol City claimed a 2-0 win over Preston North End at Ashton Gate. Kole Hall Kole Hall and his AFC Telford traveled to Tameside to take on Curzon Ashton in their National League North matchup, recording a... Read more of this article

Chubb: Philip Bancroft To Retire After 19 Years

Chubb: Philip Bancroft To Retire After 19 Years

Chubb announced that Philip Bancroft, Executive Vice President of Chubb Group and Chief Financial Officer, plans to retire from the company on July 1 after 19 years of service. Peter Enns has agreed to join the company on or before April 1 as Executive Vice President, Finance, Chubb Group and succeed Mr. Bancroft upon his retirement. Mr. Enns has more... Read more of this article

Sailing: Smith & Patton Competing In Florida

Sailing: Smith & Patton Competing In Florida

Benn Smith and Campbell Patton finally got on the water to compete in the LOCR in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Patton leads the Bermuda two sailors after the first day of sailing, taking part in the 42 person Laser Fleet. Patton came off the water in 17th place with 56 points after finishing the first race in 9th, he followed that with a 31st place finish... Read more of this article

BFA Youth Referees Drive-Thru Breakfast Held

BFA Youth Referees Drive-Thru Breakfast Held

The Bermuda Football Association’s Head of Referees Crenstant Williams, the Committee, in the presence of the BFA President Mark Wade and the Director of Youth and Sports Norbert Simons hosted a contactless, drive-thru breakfast for Youth Referees with an aim to do something for the Youth Referees to show their appreciation. Related... Read more of this article

‘Working More Cohesively With Third Sector’

‘Working More Cohesively With Third Sector’

The Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert recently held a virtual meeting with leaders who represent the Third Sector, with the Minister saying the “Government is committed to working more cohesively with Bermuda’s Third Sector in coordinating efforts to assist those in need.” The virtual meeting included representatives,... Read more of this article

Sam Williamson Wins Medals In Virtual Event

Sam Williamson Wins Medals In Virtual Event

Sam Williamson was one of more than 16,200 swimmers from 430 clubs that took part in Swim England’s Virtual Level X Racing. The opening event took place on October 23, with the event running through the end of December. Swim England launched Level X Racing to give swimmers the opportunity to practice racing skills in their own club environments in... Read more of this article

Video: Sunday Jan 17th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Video: Sunday Jan 17th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

News that Aliana King was featured in a Redken campaign, the Pawsitively Purrfect campaign donated to the Bermuda SPCA, Dale Eve was featured in Spennymoor Town FC’s magazine, and MarketPlace announced the promotions of Mitchell Foote and Michael Cann to store managers were all some of the positive news stories from the past week.In additional... Read more of this article