Coronavirus Media Briefing At 2PM Today

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - There will be a Coronavirus media briefing today at 2pm via Zoom. The Premier, David Burt, the Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ayoola Oyinloye, and BHB Chief of Staff Dr Wesley Miller will be providing a COVID-19 Briefing. We will broadca... Read more

Single-Use Plastics Public Consultation Extended

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Ministry of Home Affairs advises the public that the Single-Use Plastics (SUPs) Consultation is extended to Sunday, 31 October 2021. The Bermuda Government remains committed to beginning the elimination of SUPs in Bermuda in 2022. This commitment is with explic... Read more

Hurricane Sam to kick up ‘life threatening’ surf along East Coast this weekend

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A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the local area as Hurricane Sam draws closer to the Island. Forecasters at the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) say: "High pressure will convey partly cloudy skies and light wind through today. "However, as Hurricane Sam draws closer to the Island, we can ex... Read more

Gregory Isaacs’Night Nurse Goes Silver

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON: By Kevin Jackson - NIGHT Nurse, the 1982 album by the late singer Gregory Isaacs, has been certified silver in the United Kingdom by the British Phonographic Industry for sales exceeding 60,000 copies. The announcement made was last Friday. June Isaacs is Gregory's widow... Read more

Vaccine Inequality Shows Patent Rules ‘Outdated’ — Africa Trade Boss

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AFP: JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The head of the world's biggest free-trade area on Wednesday called for a review of "outdated" intellectual property rights to enable COVID-19 vaccine production on the severely under-immunised African continent. Secretary general of the African Continental Fre... Read more

Ecuador Declares Prison Emergency After 116 Killed In Riot

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[caption id="attachment_49092" align="alignleft" width="383"] Soldiers guard the Litoral Penitentiary after a prison riot, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - AP Photo/Angel DeJesus[/caption] Associated Press: QUITO, Ecuador, Gabriela Molina — Ecuador’s president has declare... Read more

‘Desperate Choices’ This Winter As Three More UK Energy Suppliers Toppled By Price Surge

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The Guardian: By Rob Davies - Households are facing “desperate choices” this winter, with energy bills rising by £30 a month for those who have had to switch supplier owing to a wave of energy company failures, as three more collapsed on Wednesday. Rising gas prices have driven 12 en... Read more

Buses: ‘At This Time, There Is No Finalised Agreement…If & When…That Will Be Shared With The Public’

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The following statement was issued last night (Sept 29) by the Minister of Transport, Lawrence Scott...  The Ministry of Transport is pleased that the laws of Bermuda have been respected, and the bus operators returned to work earlier today (Wednesday) following the Gazetting of a labour dispute on... Read more

Police: Man Remains In ICU In Critical Condition Since Accident On September 19

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A 46-year-old Hamilton Parish resident who was seriously injured in a two motorcycle accident remains listed in critical condition in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Police say the accident occurred around 7:50pm on Sunday, September 19 on South Road in Warwick. A spokesman said: "No further upd... Read more

‘Exceeded Regular Morgue Capacity’ Forces BHB To Use Refrigerated Containers

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The recent spate of deaths due to COVID-19 in Bermuda has overwhelmed the hospital's morgue, with Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) officials opting to use refrigerated containers. BHB Deputy Chief Executive Officer, R Scott Pearman, said: "The increase in deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic is a tragic s... Read more