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Govt: ‘Ignore Fake Social Media Advertisements’

Govt: ‘Ignore Fake Social Media Advertisements’

The Bermuda Government warns the public about a series of fraudulent social media advertisements connecting MP Wayne Caines to investment opportunities. A spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is aware of a series of fake social media advertisements connecting MP Wayne Caines to investment opportunities. Please note that these online... Read more of this article

Residents Warned: Fake Social Media Messages

Residents Warned: Fake Social Media Messages

The Government is once again urging people to ignore social media messages impersonating Government Ministers. A Government spokesperson said, “Residents are once again urged to ignore persistent social media messages from unknown individuals impersonating Government Ministers. “One of the latest examples is a fake social media profile –... Read more of this article

Cup Match Phone Wallpapers, Social Graphics

Cup Match Phone Wallpapers, Social Graphics

With Cup Match fast approaching, Bernews is launching a brand new website at BernewsCupMatch.com to help people to virtually celebrate the holiday, with the new website featuring an array of photos, videos as well as free social media covers and phone wallpapers. With a rich and proud history stemming back over a century, Cup Match is an iconic holiday... Read more of this article

CPC Campaign: #ProtectOurGirls & #13IsAChild

CPC Campaign: #ProtectOurGirls & #13IsAChild

The Coalition for the Protection of Children is launching a social media campaign, and urging the community to use the hashtags #ProtectOurGirls, #13IsAChild, and #SheIsMe to “show solidarity in protecting young girls in Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “The CPC views the outrageous statements regarding underage children ‘seducing... Read more of this article

Video: 2 Million Views For “Flying Over Bermuda”

Video: 2 Million Views For “Flying Over Bermuda”

A video titled “Flying Over Bermuda” by Nature Relaxation Films has attained over 2 million views on their Youtube channel, with the 80 minute long video featuring an array of scenic views of Bermuda set to relaxing music. According to their website, “Viewers will enjoy stunning high resolution aerial cinematography of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

BIAS Joins ‘Stop Hate For Profit’ Movement

BIAS Joins ‘Stop Hate For Profit’ Movement

BIAS has joined the #StopHateforProfit movement, with the company “stopping all paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram throughout the months of July and August,” with the funds saved to be “given as tuition support to Chinzea Smith, a promising Bermudian studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography at AdventHealth University in Orlando,... Read more of this article

Police: “There Is Absolutely No Truth To This”

Police: “There Is Absolutely No Truth To This”

“There is absolutely no truth” to a social media post circulating “suggesting that a body has been pulled from Warwick Pond,” the police said today. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social media post circulating suggesting that a body has been pulled from Warwick Pond. There is absolutely... Read more of this article

Bermuda Included On Hashtag Protest Map

Bermuda Included On Hashtag Protest Map

Millions of social media posts have been published relating to the death of George Floyd since he was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis on May 25, with a map released by The Economist highlighting the location of people making social media posts using the hashtag #GeorgeFloyd, including Bermuda. A report in The Economist said, “His death inspired... Read more of this article

Facebook Page Celebrates Bermuda Graduates

Facebook Page Celebrates Bermuda Graduates

A Facebook page has been launched to help celebrate Bermuda’s class of 2020 graduating students, attracting more than 700 members so far. The page – titled Class of 2020 Bermuda – allows people to post photos or videos of graduates, along with info about their school activities and achievements, providing recognition for their accomplishments... Read more of this article

Police: ‘You Are Advised To Not Share Them’

Police: ‘You Are Advised To Not Share Them’

Noting that members of the public have been circulating images of the victim and the accused in a sexual offences matter that is before the courts, the police have reminded the public that anyone sharing these images “will be committing an offence.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has been made aware that... Read more of this article

Local Business Owners Launch Digital Campaign

Local Business Owners Launch Digital Campaign

The digital campaign #ChooseBDA was launched on Sunday May 3rd on Instagram and Facebook as an effort by a small group of business owners to “help bring awareness to the major impact local small businesses has on the island’s overall economy.” “These founding business owners hail from different sectors of the economy [retail, service,... Read more of this article

Threatening Messages Being Sent Electronically

Threatening Messages Being Sent Electronically

The Bermuda Police Service said they are “aware of threatening messages being sent electronically, [e-mail, social media], to members of the public.” A police spokesperson said, “Recipients are being threatened with having their online activity made public, unless they purchase varying amounts of cryptocurrency within a stipulated... Read more of this article

OBA Using WhatsApp For Public Discussions

OBA Using WhatsApp For Public Discussions

The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] has set up two WhatsApp groups to allow the public to “ask us questions as well as discuss the statements and articles that we release into the public domain” according to OBA leader Craig Cannonier. Mr. Cannonier said, “Communication is key and nowadays there are many ways in which we can communicate with... Read more of this article