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Young Lifers Hold Fundraising Bake Sale

Young Lifers Hold Fundraising Bake Sale

Young Life Bermuda is hosting a bake sale today [Oct 30] in order to raise funds for the organization, with Janelle Williams, a former Young Lifer, generously donating her time and the ingredients with the help of friends to provide a unique event utilizing avocados that fell during Fay and Gonzola. All proceeds at $10 per loaf will be donated to Young... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

Video: Minister On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

[Updated with video] Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy held  a press conference today [Oct 30]  to clarify Department of Planning matters in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo. The Minister said, “In the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo, myself and some of my Cabinet colleagues have been inundated with calls and queries regarding repair-work to... Read more of this article

Sailors Rescued As Gonzalo Approached

Sailors Rescued As Gonzalo Approached

Two mariners were rescued from their yacht on Friday [Oct 17] after suffering maneuverability issues and weather stress while approximately 200 nautical miles off Bermuda as Hurricane Gonzalo approached. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] spokesperson said, “On Friday 17th October 9.50am, Bermuda Islander, approximately 200nm NW of Bermuda,... Read more of this article

3pm: 172 Customers Remain Without Power

3pm: 172 Customers Remain Without Power

[Updated] BELCO said that as of 6:00pm this evening [Oct 29], approximately 446 customers remain without power. ”Tomorrow, as BELCO Dispatch Operators will be sending out crews to the remaining small jobs, we will no longer be posting lists of where crews will be working,” a spokesperson said. “To do so would create confusion for... Read more of this article

Photos: Thanksgiving Gathering At City Hall

Photos: Thanksgiving Gathering At City Hall

[Updated] Anglican Bishop of Bermuda, Nicholas Dill joined with other churches and community groups today [Oct 29] at City Hall in Hamilton to hold a special service to thank Bermuda’s “hurricane heroes.” Bishop Nicholas Dill said, “We want to thank God for bringing us through two storms and for Bermuda’s resilience and acknowledge and... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank today [Oct 29] announced its community reforestation project following the recent impact of Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical Storm Fay. A spokesperson said, “Clarien will be offering 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted, all of which are hardy native & endemic species and representative of the island’s... Read more of this article

BELCO: 656 Customers Remain Without Power

BELCO: 656 Customers Remain Without Power

[Updated: 656 remain without power as of 2pm, Oct 29] Power restoration from the two back to back storms continues, with BELCO saying the latest count is now 1395 without power, down from a peak of over 31,000 following Hurricane Gonzalo. The breakdown as follows: Pembroke 201, Paget 197, Devonshire 223, Warwick 341, Southampton 61, Sandys 3, Smiths... Read more of this article

BIU Thanks Workers For Storm Clean-Up

BIU Thanks Workers For Storm Clean-Up

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert has extended his gratitude on behalf of the Officers and members of the BIU to the workers at the Parks Department, Custodians, the Department of Works and Engineering, and other government workers who have assisted and continue to assist with the clean-up and restoration of the island after the... Read more of this article

CableVision: 93% Of Video, 85% Of Internet

CableVision: 93% Of Video, 85% Of Internet

“As of today, 93 per cent of our video subscribers and 85 per cent of our internet subscribers are back online,” Bermuda CableVision CEO Terry Roberson said today [Oct 28]. Mr. Roberson added, “Our crews are still working across the island, aside from St. George’s and St. David’s where work has been completed. “Tomorrow, we will... Read more of this article

Aerial Video: Longtail Boat Being Removed

Aerial Video: Longtail Boat Being Removed

Following Hurricane Gonzalo, the MV Longtail had to be lifted by a crane in the Harbour Road area earlier last week, with Bermuda Aerial Media on hand to capture the scene from above. Damage to boats was a common theme around the island following the storms, and the Department of Marine & Ports Services has already reminded the public that they... Read more of this article

Burchall: 3 Facts Underpinning The Economy

Burchall: 3 Facts Underpinning The Economy

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Fay and Gonzalo really knocked us about, but, in typical Bermuda fashion, full recovery from that big double strike is well in hand. Like those hurricane winds, three facts drive Bermuda’s six year recession and underpin Bermuda’s economic problem. Driver and new fact One– Nanci, our evil spider. The... Read more of this article

Thanksgiving Gathering Set For Wednesday

Thanksgiving Gathering Set For Wednesday

The Anglican Bishop of Bermuda has joined with other churches and community groups to hold a special service to thank Bermuda’s “hurricane heroes.” The service will be held on Wednesday [Oct 29] between 12.30pm and 2pm at City Hall, with the Anglican Cathedral on Church Street as the alternative site in case of rain. Bishop Nicholas Dill... Read more of this article

BELCO Monday Evening Restoration Update

BELCO Monday Evening Restoration Update

[Updated] “At 6.00pm, Monday, 27 October, there are approximately 1,743 customers without power and a number of jobs still ongoing”, BELCO said this evening [Oct 27]. “We expect this number to reduce substantially when all jobs are closed out at the end of the night with many crews working late hours. Any jobs in progress that are... Read more of this article