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Video: Somerset Wins  Sleepy Hollow Cup Match

Video: Somerset Wins Sleepy Hollow Cup Match

[Written by Don Burgess] Somerset took two of the three cricket men’s games to win the first-ever Cup Match At The Hollow, and Somerset also won the five over women’s game. Yesterday Somerset took the first of the best of three series by defeating St George’s 210-4 to 184 all out. This morning’s play looked like St George’s... Read more of this article

Videos & Report: Sleepy Hollow Cup Match Game

Videos & Report: Sleepy Hollow Cup Match Game

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] While the game between Somerset Cricket Club and St George’s Cricket Club won’t be happening this year, the two sides of the island will be facing off in a cricket match, as ‘Cup Match At The Hollow’ will be taking place today and tomorrow, hosted by the 3rd Field Committee of Sleepy Hollow Drive. The... Read more of this article

Looking Back: History Of The Cup Match Classic

Looking Back: History Of The Cup Match Classic

[Written by Don Burgess] The build-up for Cup Match every year sees fans of both Somerset and St. George’s playfully roasting the other side. The game has grown tremendously from its inception in 1902, but its roots run much deeper than the first game. After the abolition of slavery on August 1, 1834, Black Bermudians formed Friendly Societies... Read more of this article

Singer Canjelae Releases New Single ‘Easy Love’

Singer Canjelae Releases New Single ‘Easy Love’

[Written by Don Burgess] R&B and soul singer Canjelae’s latest single dropped earlier this month. She told Bernews the inspiration behind ‘Easy Love’ came from a point where I was in a relationship where there was constant conflict. I grew weary and longed for the time when things were way easier. That’s when I came up with, ‘I just... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Shooting, Firearm Offence

Man Charged With Shooting, Firearm Offence

[Written by Don Burgess] A man was charged today in Magistrates Court with attempting to unlawfully cause the death of another person. Taaj Muhammad, 25, from St George’s, was alleged to have attempted to unlawfully cause the death of Kenneth Wade on June 13 and for using a firearm while committing an indictable offence. Alternatively, he could... Read more of this article

Court: Two Teenagers Charged With Robbery

Court: Two Teenagers Charged With Robbery

[Written by Don Burgess] Two teenagers were charged in Magistrates Court in connection with the armed robbery of the St John’s Road Service Station. Samuel Taylor, 16, and OJ Campbell, 17, both of Pembroke, did not have to answer charges as the matter must be held in Supreme Court. They were both charged with using an imitation firearm and taking... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pleaded guilty to breaking curfew just one month after he pleaded guilty to violating shelter-in-place regulations. David Fubler admitted the charge of breaking curfew by being outside at 10:15 pm on May 25 at a Pembroke residence, not his own. He, however, pleaded not guilty to a count of prowling. He previously faced... Read more of this article

Bus Service Set To Resume On Wednesday

Bus Service Set To Resume On Wednesday

[Written by Don Burgess] Bus service will resume on Wednesday, but a critical safety concession was made to the operators to reduce the number of passengers on each bus. BIU President Chris Furbert told Bernews, “a lack of communication was the big issue,” which saw the operators not go back to work yesterday morning. The government had announced... Read more of this article

Court: Men Charged With Firearm Offences

Court: Men Charged With Firearm Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] Two men appeared in Plea Court, via Zoom, charged in connection with the daylight shooting and robbery in Warwick last Friday, May 8. Jukai Burgess, 20, and Grayson Swan, 19, were charged with robbery and were also charged with the use of a firearm, and the handling of a firearm. Yesterday, Daneko Cann-Hayward was accused of... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Firearm Offences

Court: Man Charged With Firearm Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A man appeared in Plea Court, via Zoom, charged in connection with the daylight shooting and robbery in Warwick last Friday, May 8. Daneko Cann-Hayward, 22, was charged with robbery, and was also charged with the use of a firearm and the handling of a firearm. Mr Cann-Hayward was not required to enter a plea as the case is scheduled... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Dennis Joaquin’s Sea Life Mural

Photos & Video: Dennis Joaquin’s Sea Life Mural

[Written by Don Burgess] An artist painted a sea life mural says he did so to help inspire others to explore their gifts during this pandemic. Dennis Joaquin transformed the wall surrounding his Keith Hall Road home into a 70-foot mural full of dolphins, turtles, and whales among other aquatic creatures. He told Bernews, “I’ve been wanting... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Breaking Curfew & Theft

Court: Man Denies Breaking Curfew & Theft

A St George’s man denied breaking curfew as well as a burglary charge in plea court on Friday. Jeshon Sullivan, 27, pleaded not guilty to taking a bottle of Chivas from a St George’s property on Thursday, April 15. He also pleaded not guilty to disobeying shelter-in-place regulations on the same date. The Crown counsel said this was the “most... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Coughing On Police

Court: Man Denies Coughing On Police

A Pembroke man is out on bail after pleading not guilty to coughing on police officers. Taahir Augustus, 26, was charged with two counts of assault as well as driving while impaired, and failing to give an officer a sample of breath when asked. Mr Augustus was pulled over in Paget for suspicion of being impaired. The crown’s case was he refused the... Read more of this article