Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:32:28 +0000 Aleisha Hollis Called To The Bermuda Bar

Aleisha Hollis has been called to the Bermuda Bar, with the ceremony taking place on Friday October 16th before Chief Justice Narinder Hargun. Ms. Hollis is an Associate in the Corporate Practice at Conyers. She started her pupillage with Conyers in September 2019, having worked at the firm as a legal intern in 2017 and […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:20:54 +0000 BBBS To Hold Free Drive-By Halloween Event

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Bermuda [BBBS] will be holding a free Drive-By Halloween event on Saturday, October 31st at the CedarBridge Academy Round-a-bout. In an online post, Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Bermuda said, “BBBS will be doing a free Drive-By Halloween event taking place on Saturday, October 31st, driving by the CedarBridge Academy […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:26:54 +0000 Tracy to contest Lambeau/Signal Hill unopposed for THA

PNM Tobago Council political leader Tracy Davidson-Celestine will contest the Lambeau/Signal Hill electoral district unopposed in the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election. Also contesting their seats unopposed are Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis (Buccoo/Mt Pleasant) and Secretary for Finance and the Economy Joel Jack (Bacolet/Mt St George). The three are among 25 nominees who got the support of PNM party groups to contest the 12 electoral districts in the election, constitutionally due in 2021. The Tobago Council’s screening takes place on October 25 and 26 but a venue and time are still being finalised. The post Tracy to contest Lambeau/Signal Hill unopposed for THA appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:36:34 +0000 Commissioner Corbishley Responds To Report

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley has responded to a report about rape statistics in Bermuda. “A recent report shared on Facebook suggested that Bermuda sits 5th in the world in relation to offences of rape,” Commissioner Corbishley said. “The BPS and many other partner agencies in Bermuda are there to support victims of rape and […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:30:56 +0000 Ajani Burchall Scores Twice For Bournemouth

Ajani Burchall and his AFC Bournemouth Academy Under-18 teammates earned a 5-1 win, with Burchall scoring twice for his team. The club’s match report said, “The under-18s continued their fine start to the season with a commanding 5-1 win away at Yeovil Town on Saturday lunchtime. “There were braces apiece for Ajani Burchall and Jake […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:09:58 +0000 Tyler Butterfield, Erica Hawley Compete In Utah

Bermuda had two competitors take part in the recent Belgian Waffle Ride Cedar City in Utah, with triathletes Tyler Butterfield and Erica Hawley taking to the course. Mr Butterfield, competing in the Men’s 35 – 44 Age Group Division, finished 14th out of 98 competitors, clocking a time of 6:57:47. Mr. Butterfield said, “I take […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:04:23 +0000 Jessica Lewis To Compete In World Ekiden

Bermudian sprinter Jessica Lewis has been chosen by the World Para Athletics as part of the second team selected for the ASICS World Ekiden 2020. The event is a free global relay race meant to inspire, motivate, and test people as they prepare to compete against teams from all over the world. Teams of up to […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:01:19 +0000 Football: Keuana Dill Scores In Norwich Win

Keuana Dill and her Norwich City Women’s Football Club teammates advanced to the second round of the Women’s FA Cup following a 5 – 1 win over Newmarket Town at the Newmarket Town Grounds in England. Norwich got goals from Aimee Durrant, Rosie George, Katie Dunning, Josie Jarvis, and Dill. Related Stories Leilanni Nesbeth Scores […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:00:52 +0000 Video: October 20th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Tropical Storm Epsilon is a potential threat to Bermuda, Marcus Symonds earns training contract, Bermuda trends as high as #3 on Twitter, Remembrance Day event closed to spectators, Leilanni Nesbeth scores again for Florida State, Knowledge Quest-HSBC scholarship recipients and no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bermuda are some of the stories in this morning’s [Oct 20] Bernews Newsflash. […](Click to read the full article)

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Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:49:32 +0000 Videos: Historic Land Losses Commission

[Updated] The Government of Bermuda is holding another hearing on the “commission to review the question of historic losses of land in Bermuda,” and you can tune in and watch live below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 2-hour & 4-minute replay is below Update: Part II | The live broadcast has concluded […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:36:55 +0000 Gonzales: No $2m increase in rent for Public Utilities

PUBLIC Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales dismissed claims from Naparima MP Rodney Charles of a $2 million increase in rent at facilities occupied by the ministry. Gonzales’ rejection of Charles’ claims came before the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives approved a $1,944,382,285 allocation for the ministry. He explained the ministry currently rents four properties, one of which is 3 Alexandra Place in St Clair,  its headquarters. Gonzales said the Public Administration Ministry’s property and real estate division (PRESD) is in talks with the landlords of these properties about the rent arrangements. He said the ministry has advised the division that “our intention is to have the annual rental figure reduced significantly.” Charles claimed this was not so and there was a $2 million increase in rent at these properties. Gonzales explained this figure was allocated to deal with outstanding rent from last year. "It is not an increase moving forward, it is to cover outstanding sums.” Charles refused to accept Gonzales’ explanation, insisting that the ministry should have budgeted for a decline in rent. Leader of Government Business Camille Robinson-Regis explained, ”May I indicate, there is not real

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:37:53 +0000 IAC Conference: Healing Centered Engagement

The Inter Agency Committee for Children and Families [IAC]’s Compassionate Care Conference, a virtual conference to be held on Thursday, November 19 will feature Dr Shawn Ginwright, a leading US expert on African American youth activism and development. A spokesperson said, “Dr.Ginwright will provide a keynote presentation introducing Healing Centered Engagement. “Healing Centered Engagement is a […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:32:29 +0000 Fat Tire Massive Race Season Announced

The Bermuda Fat Tire Massive 2020/2021 Mountain Bike Race Series season has been announced with a seven-race series. The division points series winners will be the rider with the highest number of accumulated points from their 6 best races in the series. Schedule Dates & Venues November 29th, 2020 – MTB Series Race 1 – […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:43:20 +0000 Epsilon Remains “Potential Threat To Bermuda”

Tropical Storm Epsilon remains a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 171 nm to the east at 6am on Friday [Oct 23], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:40:43 +0000 A Conversation With Chloe Cheyenne On Oct 22

The Driven Society and Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] will be hosting a conversation with Chloe Cheyenne on Thursday [Oct 22] at 9.00pm. The event flyer says, “Join Driven Society and Bermuda Economic Development Corporation on October 22nd for an inspiring conversation with Chloe Cheyenne, moderated by Bermuda’s own Media Maya. “Chloë Cheyenne is a […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:39:27 +0000 Column: Managing Money As A Single Parent

[Written by Carla Seely] Organising and planning for your family’s financial well-being can be challenging at the best of times. However, there are many more challenges involved when managing and maintaining a household as a single parent. Being a single parent means you have less money to spare, and there is a pressing need to […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:26:53 +0000 UNC bashes ‘back-in-times’ budget

UNC MPs have lashed out against the PNM’s budget for 2021 and have deemed it a failure which has taken the country back in time. At the UNC’s "Budget Facts" virtual meeting on Monday evening, the panel of speakers comprised opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, MPs Dr Roodal Moonilal (Oropouche East), Barry Padarath (Princes Town), Rudy Indarsingh (Couva South) and opposition senator Jearlean John. All agreed that the budget was geared to cause greater problems for the population. Persad-Bissessar said the budget lacked policies and plans to develop the economy and increase revenues. “Whatever they have put in there is not a reset (of the economy) but a rewind. They are taking us back to the 1980s. It is the same failed Manning policies.” She bashed the government’s plan to remove tax concessions on imported private vehicles. “This budget has effectively destroyed the foreign-used car market. It was where ordinary people could get a car. “It was under (the Basdeo) Panday government, a UNC government, that we opened up the used-car industry so ordinary people would not have to depend on expensive, high-end imported vehicles.” She added that the PNM said the move was also to address the traffic problem, bu

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:40:15 +0000 Ocorian Appoint Jason Gerlis As Regional Head

Ocorian has appointed Jason Gerlis as its new Regional Head of Americas. A spokesperson said, “Ocorian, the global diversified financial services group and leading provider of corporate administration, funds and trust services, has appointed Jason Gerlis as its new Regional Head of Americas. He will be based in the United States and will oversee all […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:24:10 +0000 Clemons & Dalkurd Edge Örgryte In Sweden

Bermudian footballer Willie Clemons and his Dalkurd teammates defeated Örgryte IS on the road 2 – 1 in the Superettan Sweden Premier Division. Marokhy Ndione gave Örgryte IS the lead in the 20th minute, with Samuel Leach Holm equalizing for Dalkurd on the stroke of half-time. The Dalkurd winner came in the 85th minute when […](Click to read the full article)

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:15:25 +0000 Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Oct 19 2020

October 19 saw 25,700 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $100,705.00 BD. 2,000 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing up 1.8% at $2.81 per share, while the other 23,700 shares were traded by One Communications Ltd, closing up 1.3% at $4.00 per share. The BSX finished at 1,855.56, up […](Click to read the full article)

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