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Travel Rules, Vaccinations, Medical Care & More

Travel Rules, Vaccinations, Medical Care & More

[Written by Don Burgess] There will be a “very limited” number of exemptions to the vaccinated travel policy to the US, including for those seeking emergency medical treatment in the United States. US Consulate’s Comments A spokesperson for the US Consulate told Bernews, “Fully vaccinated aircraft passengers departing from any foreign country... Read more of this article

5 Positive Tests In Back-To-School Screenings

5 Positive Tests In Back-To-School Screenings

[Written by Don Burgess] Five people have tested positive in the back-to-school screenings so far. A Ministry of Education spokesperson told Bernews 12 schools had been tested with four positive cases amongst students and one for staff. Schools included are Gilbert Institute, Port Royal Primary, West Pembroke, Prospect Primary, Purvis Primary, East... Read more of this article

Magnum Gym Receives 14 Day Closure Order

Magnum Gym Receives 14 Day Closure Order

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton gym was closed tonight for breaching Covid-19 health regulations. At around 7.00pm, Ministry of Health officials closed down Magnum Powerforce Gym & Diet Centre for 14 days with the Closure Order stating there was a breach of the Public Health [Covid-19 Emergency Power] regulations. File photo:The gym was cited... Read more of this article

Court: Two 18-Year-Olds Charged With Murder

Court: Two 18-Year-Olds Charged With Murder

[Written by Don Burgess] Two 18-year-old males accused of killing a man had a hearing in Magistrates Court today [Thursday, September 30]. Shae-Unni Smith and Ricardo Tucker were remanded into custody after being charged with the murder of Duane Gibbons. On September 16, Mr Gibbons, 57, was found unconscious with a stab wound in the area by Blue Hole... Read more of this article

Lindo’s Adds Self-Serve Checkout Machines

Lindo’s Adds Self-Serve Checkout Machines

[Written by Don Burgess] Lindo’s is one of the first stores in Bermuda to have self-checkout kiosks. Cricketer Clay Smith always knows how to take a quick single when the opportunity is right. It comes as no surprise he is using the self-serve checkout at Lindo’s. Smith picked up a selection from the lunch buffet on Tuesday before scanning... Read more of this article

Saltus To Implement SafeKey Procedures

Saltus To Implement SafeKey Procedures

[Written by Don Burgess] Saltus Grammar School will be implementing SafeKey procedures for its staff members and guests. A spokesperson for the school said a recent exposure that saw two staff members confirmed with Covid-19 and 41 exposed had nothing to do with the decision. The exposure caused the middle and senior schools to open with remote learning... Read more of this article

Marc Daniels To Release “Daderina” Book

Marc Daniels To Release “Daderina” Book

[Written by Don Burgess] Inspired by the spontaneous moment of hopping on stage to help his daughter Bella who was suffering from stage fright, lawyer Marc Daniels has written a book entitled Daderina. His ballet performance went viral across the globe and saw Mr Daniels be proclaimed Father of the Year by Inside Edition.The paperback book will drop... Read more of this article

Aaron Lugo Jr Completes 50 Yard Challenge

Aaron Lugo Jr Completes 50 Yard Challenge

[Written by Don Burgess] There’s something to be said for never-give-up persistence. At 12, Aaron Lugo Jr. has it, and because of it, he will be starting his own business. He earned praise from Bermudian Rodney Smith, the founder of the 50 Yard Challenge, for his poise in completing the task even though it took more than three years to do.Mr Smith,... Read more of this article

Gym Owners Unite Against SafeKey Regulations

Gym Owners Unite Against SafeKey Regulations

[Written by Don Burgess] Some gym owners have unified to fight Government’s SafeKey regulations related to their businesses. The group formed the Gym Coalition on Thursday evening, with Melanie Derosa and Karen Hodgkins acting as their representatives. On Friday, Government’s new regulations meant that all gyms and fitness centers would require... Read more of this article

Somerset Wins The 2021 Cup Match Classic

Somerset Wins The 2021 Cup Match Classic

[Written by Don Burgess] Somerset had a resounding 10-wicket victory over St George’s to retain the Cup. The Red and Blue have now had the Cup for 10 years to mark one of the most dominant eras in Cup Match history. St George’s, who were 151 declared, struggled to get the 130 runs they need to pull even with Somerset’s 281 from the first innings.... Read more of this article

Second Annual Cupmatch At Hollow  Today

Second Annual Cupmatch At Hollow Today

[Written by Don Burgess] The Second Annual Cupmatch at the Hollow returns today with games at 11 am and 3pm. Residents have decorated their homes and yards to show support of their teams. The match will once again be limited to Sleepy Hollow residents and their guests. To enter the third field, all residents and guests must have a wristband for each... Read more of this article

Looking At Birth Rates 9 Months After Lockdown

Looking At Birth Rates 9 Months After Lockdown

[Written by Don Burgess] There was no “baby boom” after last year’s April lockdown. In fact, it was more of a baby bust as Bermuda experienced a nearly 7% decline in births. Statistics from the Bermuda Hospital Board show that from January through May, there were 194 births as compared to 206 for the same period in 2017, 208 for 2018, 210 in 2019,... Read more of this article

Sleepy Hollow Cup Match To Return In 2021

Sleepy Hollow Cup Match To Return In 2021

[Written by Don Burgess] Cupmatch at the Hollow will return in 2021. Last year’s match featured the all-time leading scorers from Cup Match, with Charlie Marshall and Janeiro Tucker taking the field. The game will begin at 11 am on both July 29th and 30th on the third playing field. The match will once again be limited to Sleepy Hollow residents and... Read more of this article