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AM Best: ‘Reinsurance Market To Bear Brunt’

AM Best: ‘Reinsurance Market To Bear Brunt’

A.M. Best expects the reinsurance market to bear the brunt of insured losses from damage on Bermuda caused by Hurricane Nicole, according to a new briefing. The company said, “Hurricane Nicole inflicted a direct blow on Bermuda on Oct. 13, 2016, as a category 3 hurricane. The eye of the storm passed directly over the island, causing Bermuda to... Read more of this article

‘We Were Not Lucky, We Are Ready & Strong’

‘We Were Not Lucky, We Are Ready & Strong’

We should not say that Bermuda was “spared” or “lucky”, but instead say we are “ready” and “strong”, National Security Minister Jeff Baron said following the direct hit from Hurricane Nicole. Hurricane Nicole was one of the strongest storms on record to hit Bermuda in modern times, with the maximum wind... Read more of this article

Government Schools To Reopen On Monday

Government Schools To Reopen On Monday

[Updated] The Ministry of Education announced that all Government schools − pre-schools, primary, middle and senior — will reopen on Monday, and will operate on a normal schedule. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Education this afternoon announced that all Government schools − pre-schools, primary, middle and senior will reopen... Read more of this article

Hurricane: CellOne At 100%, Logic Cable At 86%

Hurricane: CellOne At 100%, Logic Cable At 86%

[Updated] 100% of CellOne cell sites are back online as of 7.00pm on Saturday evening, and 82% of Logic Cable customers have services restored as of 12.00pm today.The company said, “CellOne – 100% of all cell sites are back online as of 7pm Saturday, October 15. Adjustments continue to be made to the network to ensure optimal performance. “Logic... Read more of this article

‘These Times Show Best Of Us & Our Strength’

‘These Times Show Best Of Us & Our Strength’

“These times show the best of us, and our strength as a community as we work together to see Bermuda through this period,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said following the direct hit from Hurricane Nicole. Despite the fact that Hurricane Nicole was one of the strongest storms on record to pass over Bermuda in modern times... Read more of this article

BELCO Update: 294 Customers Without Power

BELCO Update: 294 Customers Without Power

[Updated] As of this morning [Oct 16], there are 1,112 customers without electricity — down from a peak of 27,431 customers who lost power due to a direct hit from Hurricane Nicole. BELCO said, “As of this morning, Sunday, there are 1112 customers without electricity. That is down from 2,734 yesterday morning. Crews will be working throughout... Read more of this article

Hurricane Nicole: FMG Handles 85 Claims

Hurricane Nicole: FMG Handles 85 Claims

Freisenbruch-Meyer Group is currently handling 85 claims attributable to Hurricane Nicole which hit the Island on Thursday. The company said, “We are pleased to report that a number of clients utilized our EClaims App, with the remainder contacting us via traditional means. :To best serve our personal and corporate clients, our offices were open... Read more of this article

Photos: Fire Service Works On Bethel AME Roof

Photos: Fire Service Works On Bethel AME Roof

[Updated with video] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel across the island continued working on ‘special operations’ including flooding, blown out windows, and roof damage, caused by Hurricane Nicole. Fire Service crews worked on repairs in the midst of responding to ongoing emergency calls. The Fire Service Bronto Skylift truck was... Read more of this article

Business Leaders Praise Bermuda’s Resiliency

Business Leaders Praise Bermuda’s Resiliency

After taking a direct hit by Hurricane Nicole – one of the strongest storms on record to pass over Bermuda in modern times — the island was back in business in short order, with the airport re-opening, a cruise ship arriving, and businesses back serving customers. “We’ve stressed our resilience before, and we can attest to it once again,”... Read more of this article

Photos: St David’s Football Team Clear Roadside

Photos: St David’s Football Team Clear Roadside

Members of the St. David’s football team were seen today [Oct 15] clearing brush and vegetation away from the roadside of St. David’s Main Road. The group wanted to make a contribution to their community and collectively agreed to take on the task. Coach Otis ‘OJ’ Minors led the way and said that the team’s actions had... Read more of this article

Saturday Afternoon BELCO Restoration Update

Saturday Afternoon BELCO Restoration Update

All main lines were restored by 10:30pm last night, 2,734 customers remained without power as of this morning, and BELCO said they “appreciate the patience of those customers who remain without power and continue our focus on getting full restoration complete as quickly and safely as possible.” In an update released at 5pm on Saturday, the... Read more of this article

‘Testament To High Standards Of Construction’

‘Testament To High Standards Of Construction’

Colonial Insurance have received 22 claims so far, and said that as a comparison, they had over 400 claims after Hurricane Matthew hit another island last week, saying the variance in claims is a “great testament to the high standards of construction in Bermuda.” Juanita Coley, Claims Manager, Colonial Insurance, said: “We have had very... Read more of this article

Live Updates & Key Points: Hurricane Nicole

Live Updates & Key Points: Hurricane Nicole

[Updating] The island is continuing restoration work following Hurricane Nicole, which passed over the island as a major hurricane on Thursday, with the Bermuda Weather Service confirming that a gust of 118kt [136mph or 217km/hr] was the maximum wind speed recorded during the hurricane. Extensive restoration has already been completed, and we will continue... Read more of this article