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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

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

Canada Biometric Tests Unavailable In Bermuda

[Written by Don Burgess] Students attending Canadian universities will once again need to go to New York for the Biometric Identification Process. A Government spokesperson told Bernews that there is an inability to bring biometric testing to Bermuda, the same as it was last fall. This is due to there still being a ban on business travel for Canadian... Read more of this article

Court: Two People Fined For Curfew Breaches

Court: Two People Fined For Curfew Breaches

[Written by Don Burgess] Two people were fined in Magistrates Court for Covid-19 curfew breaches. Two people who were scheduled to appear did not show, and warrants were issued for their arrest, while a third person pled not guilty and has a court date set for June. Mad Hatters’ owner Ben Jewett, 51, was fined $1,500 after pleading guilty. Mr Jewett... Read more of this article

World Leaders Who Tested Positive For Covid

World Leaders Who Tested Positive For Covid

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt joins a list of world leaders who have tested positive for Covid-19 virus. Last night he said, “I recently tested positive for a coronavirus infection. I was a very low level positive due to the fact that my immune system can recognise the virus due to the vaccine, and I have had no symptoms whatsoever.”He... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Fined $3,000 For Breaking Curfew

Court: Woman Fined $3,000 For Breaking Curfew

[Written by Don Burgess] A Sandys woman was fined $3,000 for breaking curfew for an offence from last December. Nichole Lambert, 52, pled guilty to breaking the law. Police stopped her at 1 am on Middle Road in Warwick on December 27. Curfew was from 11 pm to 5 am at that time. Ms Lambert told the court she had gone to a viewing the previous night.... Read more of this article

Court: Curley, Adderley And Clarke Appear

Court: Curley, Adderley And Clarke Appear

[Written by Don Burgess] A former commander of the Royal Bermuda Regiment did not have to enter a plea in Supreme Court today [April 1]. Lieutenant-Colonel David Curley — who was commander of the RBR between 2016 and 2020 — faces three counts of corruption in connection with allegedly trying to arrange for a nomination for a Queen’s Certificate... Read more of this article

Kamal Worrell Appears In Supreme Court

Kamal Worrell Appears In Supreme Court

[Written by Don Burgess] A man appeared in Supreme Court today in connection with the murder of Chavelle Dillion Burgess. Lawyer Kamal Worrell did not have to enter a plea on a murder charge, unlawful wounding, and seven assault charges. Ms Dillion Burgess was reported missing in April 2020. Mr Worrell’s next court appearance is scheduled for May.... Read more of this article

Court: Dr Ewart Brown Appears Via Video Link

Court: Dr Ewart Brown Appears Via Video Link

[Written by Don Burgess] Former Premier Dr Ewart Brown appeared in Supreme Court today [April 1] via video link but did not have to enter a plea on 13 counts which relate to alleged corruption. Dr Brown’s next court date is scheduled for May. He was represented by Queen’s Counsel Jerome Lynch, while the Director of Public Prosecutions Cindy... Read more of this article

Court: MP DeSilva, Harper & Caldwell Appear

Court: MP DeSilva, Harper & Caldwell Appear

[Written by Don Burgess] A former cabinet minister facing charges related to a party during Covid was in Supreme Court today [April 1]. Zane DeSilva, along with his daughter Zarah Harper and MEF restaurant group’s Angela Caldwell, did not have to enter a plea. They face one charge of allegedly giving false information to a public officer and one... Read more of this article

Cancellation Turned Into Fundraising Giveaway

Cancellation Turned Into Fundraising Giveaway

[Written by Don Burgess] Turning a negative is an art form mastered by Ethos. Yesterday’s Covid restrictions announcement by Government left the group a problem – what to do with food for 40 people for the Bombay Bicycle Club event. The answer? Give the food away to anyone who stopped by their location at Leamington Caves but accept donations... Read more of this article