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Photos & Video: House Decorated For Cup Match

Photos & Video: House Decorated For Cup Match

[Written by Don Burgess] A loud cry of “SOMERSETTTTTTTTTT” permeates the air after a car horn blares “Beep! Beep!” in going past the Bell’s Somerset-themed home on North Shore Road. This scene is repeated dozens of times per hour, sometimes punctuated by Robby Bell’s air horn. Cup Match is well-celebrated at his... Read more of this article

Video: Whale Shark Swims Up To Boat

Video: Whale Shark Swims Up To Boat

[Written by Don Burgess] A fisherman had a once in a lifetime experience when he was able to reach out and touch a shark. Mark Moran and two friends were aboard his boat Dry Socket when they spied what appeared to be two sharks swimming close to them. “Me and two other guys were at the southwestern edge of Bermuda – it is out before you... Read more of this article

Video: BELCO Upgrading With Subsea Cables

Video: BELCO Upgrading With Subsea Cables

[Written by Don Burgess] BELCO is laying subsea cables as part of its island-wide transmission upgrades this month. A company spokesperson said, “The subsea cables are critical to BELCO’s transmission infrastructure for the island’s east end. This will assist BELCO in moving forward with our commitment to increasing the amount of... Read more of this article

Warning After Man O War Stings At Shelly Bay

Warning After Man O War Stings At Shelly Bay

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton Parish man is warning beachgoers about Portuguese Man O War at Shelly Bay after he was stung on Wednesday. The man had gone for a run and had stopped at Shelly Bay around 7 pm. He wanted to refresh himself with a cool dip in the water. He told Bernews he was swimming backward when he felt a sting on his right arm. When... Read more of this article

Former UN Peacekeeper On War In Ukraine

Former UN Peacekeeper On War In Ukraine

[Written by Don Burgess] Former UN peacekeeper Jeff Baron said NATO should be doing more to help Ukraine in its war against Russia. In 2007-08, Mr. Baron served with Ukrainian and Russian UN Peacekeepers in the Balkans. “There was tremendous camaraderie,” he said. “As a response team, when we needed a lift, the Russians would give... Read more of this article

Ukrainian In Bermuda: “My Heart Is On Fire”

Ukrainian In Bermuda: “My Heart Is On Fire”

[Written by Don Burgess] The grim pictures of war hit extremely close to home for Ukrainian residents in Bermuda. The Russian assault on their homeland has left them worrying about their families and friends dealing with Vladimir Putin’s aggression. For Oleksandr Kryvchenko, who works at the Hamilton Princess, this is all too true as he hopes his... Read more of this article

Less Than 500 Babies Born Last Year In Bermuda

Less Than 500 Babies Born Last Year In Bermuda

[Written by Don Burgess] Less than 500 births were recorded last year, marking the first time in at least 20 years — and likely much more — the birth rate has dropped to under 500. The available statistics online from 2000 onwards show a continued decrease in births, with around 760 to 830 births recorded per year from 2000 until 2010, and... Read more of this article

Sports, Team Selection, Vaccine, Travel, More

Sports, Team Selection, Vaccine, Travel, More

[Written by Don Burgess] Team selection in the age of vaccine mandates is causing sports organizations to jump through extra hoops. Some like the Bermuda Olympic Association and the Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association are going forward with a policy that only vaccinated athletes will be considered for selection. Others, such as the Bermuda Football... Read more of this article

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