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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

Bermudian In US Diagnosed With Covid-19

Bermudian In US Diagnosed With Covid-19

[Written by Don Burgess] Gerry Collins hasn’t lost faith despite being diagnosed with Covid-19. The 67-year-old Bermudian moved to Grantville, Georgia in mid-February and has battled several different diseases over the past few years but remains upbeat in his circumstance. This includes being separated from his wife Michelle, who is stuck in Bermuda. Gerry... Read more of this article

Ruben Studdard To Perform In Bermuda In May

Ruben Studdard To Perform In Bermuda In May

[Written by Don Burgess] An American Idol winner will be performing in a pre-Mother’s Day concert in May.Ruben Studdard, also known as the ‘Velvet Teddy Bear’, will do a tribute to Luther Vandross on May 9 at the Fairmont Southampton. Studdard released an album entitled Ruben sings Luther in 2018. He has won several honours including a Billboard... Read more of this article

Travelers From South Korea Being Monitored

Travelers From South Korea Being Monitored

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda is monitoring passengers who have been to South Korea as a check against the coronavirus. There has been a sharp uptick in the number of cases of COVID-19, the official name of the disease. As of Wednesday morning [February 26], South Korea has the second-most cases of COVID-19 in the world, with 1,261 identified and... Read more of this article

Danyel Thompson’s ‘Pop Up Conversations’

Danyel Thompson’s ‘Pop Up Conversations’

[Written by Don Burgess] Is the barbershop for ‘woke people’ or males only? What happens when you insert a woman into this male-dominated atmosphere? We are about to find out as Bermudian Danyel Thompson is capturing that in her new TV show called Pop-Up Conversations.Danyel and her husband Calvin own Gombey Productions and have already... Read more of this article

Dale Eve Makes A Key Save For Spennymoor

Dale Eve Makes A Key Save For Spennymoor

[Written by Don Burgess] Dale Eve got his first start for Spennymoor Town yesterday and made an immediate impression. Bermudians have become accustomed to Eve’s quick reflexes and he showed the Spennymoor fanbase a bit of that last night.In the 61st minute against league leaders Stockton Town, Eve reacted immediately to a shot that was surely headed... Read more of this article

Dale Eve Hopes To Be An “Important Asset”

Dale Eve Hopes To Be An “Important Asset”

[Written by Don Burgess] Dale Eve hopes to be an “important asset” as Spennymoor Town seeks promotion. The club currently sits in seventh place, but five points behind third, in the National League North, which is the sixth tier of English Football. Eve was one of the standouts of the Bermuda National Team during last year’s Gold... Read more of this article

‘If Marriage Benefits Community, Why Prevent’

‘If Marriage Benefits Community, Why Prevent’

[Written by Don Burgess] About two dozen marriage equality advocates attended a proclamation at the Cabinet Building, declaring February 7 to 14 as International Marriage Week. Allan and Mildred Hunt, founders of Heart-to-Heart Marriage Mentoring Ministries, read a list of benefits that marriage has on society, and Deputy Premier Walter Roban also... Read more of this article

Photos: Elliot Primary School Career Fair

Photos: Elliot Primary School Career Fair

[Written by Don Burgess] Budding veterinarians, firefighters, and chefs had the opportunity to meet their grownup counterparts at Elliot Primary School’s Third Annual Career Fair. Committee chair Clifftina Bowen told Bernews that “the purpose of this initiative is to allow our students in Primary 1 through to Primary 6 the opportunity to... Read more of this article

Robbery: “We Heard All The Glass Shattering”

Robbery: “We Heard All The Glass Shattering”

[Written by Don Burgess] A brazen daylight armed robbery at the Gold Standard in Washington Mall shocked employees at nearby shops. At 9:30am yesterday, two men rode a motorcycle through the walkway of the second floor of the Washington Mall. The men — one brandishing what police termed a ‘suspected firearm’ — smashed the display... Read more of this article

Photos: Parish Pride Project Held In Devonshire

Photos: Parish Pride Project Held In Devonshire

Last Saturday saw about a dozen individuals turn out to a Parish Pride Project around the National Sports Centre. MP Christopher Famous said the volunteers cleaned up along the Roberts Avenue side of the facility. “We cut down cane grass,” he said. “We took away 50 bags of trash and 20 bags of recyclables.” Mr Famous was appreciative... Read more of this article

Court: Two Tourists Fined For Not Paying Bill

Court: Two Tourists Fined For Not Paying Bill

[Written by Don Burgess] Two American women were fined after pleading guilty to not paying a restaurant bill. Samantha Salafia, 25, and Kelly Yawgel, 25, ate at the Huckleberry restaurant at the Rosedon Hotel, then left without paying the $198. Police later arrested them at the Hamilton Princess after a manager followed them across the street. The... Read more of this article

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick man pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred 17 years ago. The 36-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, elected to have his case tried in Magistrates Court rather than Supreme Court. The Crown said the offence happened sometime between April 1st 2002, and April 30,... Read more of this article