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BERMUDA – David Burt pledges to govern all

BERMUDA – David Burt pledges to govern all

HAMILTON – David Burt has been sworn in as Premier of Bermuda, pledging to work his hardest for “every single Bermudian in this country”. As he was sworn in at Government House this afternoon, attended by a healthy crowd of family members and party colleagues, Burt delivered a unifying message in his first speech to […]

BERMUDA: Former tourism minister found dead

BERMUDA: Former tourism minister found dead

Independent Member of Parliament Shawn Crockwell, was found dead at his home on Saturday afternoon. The police report that Crockwell – a former Tourism and Transport Minister under the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA), was found in “an unresponsive state at his residence in Hamilton Parish around 4 p.m. (local time) and was subsequently pronounced dead […]

Bermuda Premier calls election

Bermuda Premier calls election

HAMILTON – Bermudians will go to the polls on July 18, Premier Michael Dunkley announced yesterday, a day before his government was to face a vote of no confidence in Parliament. And while the opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) conceded that the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) administration had avoided that vote, it said it would […]

Bed crisis at Bermuda’s main hospital

Bed crisis at Bermuda’s main hospital

HAMILTON – Bermudian authorities are feverishly searching for answers to remedy an unfolding crisis at the main King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. All beds in the emergency department are occupied, the new acute care wing is full and only absolute emergencies are being handled, Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Hospital Board (BHB) Venetta Symonds […]

BERMUDA – Nicole not fatal

BERMUDA – Nicole not fatal

HAMILTON – The clean-up and damage assessment began in Bermuda today after Hurricane Nicole caused infrastructural damage, extensive flooding and knocked out power to most of the island’s homes. The good news, officials were reporting, was that there were no deaths or serious injuries. Photos and videos emerging after the Category 3 Hurricane Nicole made […]

Hurricane Nicole batters Bermuda

Hurricane Nicole batters Bermuda

HAMILTON – The eye of Hurricane Nicole was moving away from Bermuda this afternoon but the large cyclone was still lashing the island with strong winds and storm surge flooding. The eye of Nicole, a Category 3 hurricane with 120 mile-per-hour winds, began passing over the island late this morning. There has so far been […]

Joaquin heads towards Bermuda

Joaquin heads towards Bermuda

Bermuda is today bracing for heavy rain and coastal flooding as Hurricane Joaquin makes its way towards the island. The latest advisory from the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) stated that Joaquin is moving towards the north-northeast, and will pass just west of Bermuda this afternoon and north of the island tonight. “Recent data from […]

Bermuda – Netball fraternity pays tribute to hit-and-run victim

HAMILTON –– Friends and family have paid tribute to a popular sportswoman who died after a suspected double hit-and-run crash in the early hours of Saturday morning. La-Nae Woodley, 22, was driving with a pillion passenger along Middle Road in Warwick when their motorcycle collided with a van, which then left the scene. According to […]

Haitians demand lower fuel prices in mass protests

Haitians demand lower fuel prices in mass protests

At least 6,000 protesters marched through Haiti’s capital yesterday demanding lower fuel prices and the removal of President Michel Martelly. The protest in Port-au-Prince remained peaceful overall although police briefly threw tear gas and dispersed a crowd that had burned rubbish and tyres in the street to block traffic. The protest, which diminished in strength […]

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