JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bermuda Due to Mechanical Issues

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A JetBlue commercial airline flight bound for St Lucia from New York was forced to make an emergency landing in Bermuda earlier today, due to mechanical issues. A Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) spokeswoman said the flight diverted here when a detector light went off and smoke was noticed ... Read more

Home Affairs Minister: Police Certificates Now Required With Work Permit Applications

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Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown announced today that police certificates must now be submitted with work permit applications. In a statement released this afternoon, Mr Brown said: "Employers will be aware that the current Work Permit Policies 2015, requires that employers provide confirmation... Read more

Deputy Premier: Throne Speech in September for the First Time in Bermuda’s Recent Political History

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For the first time in Bermuda's recent political history, the Reconvening of Parliament will take place in September, instead of November, with the Throne Speech on September 8th. That was one of the disclosures made by Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport, Walter Roban, in a Bermuda Real int... Read more

Ageing Fleet Has 72 Out of 105 Buses Out of Service With Six More Breakdowns This Morning

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The Department of Public Transportation (DPT) remains challenged by the island's ageing bus fleet, with six more breakdowns this morning. In a statement released this afternoon, a Ministry spokesman issued assurances that "the Government is in the process of determining how this longstanding issu... Read more

BPS: Police Commissioner Welcomes Four New Cadets

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Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva welcomed four new cadets into the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) on Wednesday, August 23rd. The new cadets signed their contracts with the BPS in the presences of family, friends and officers of the BPS senior leadership team which included DCOP P Wright, ACOP A ... Read more

Watch Out For That Stolen Anaconda Black Bull Beverages – They’re “Hot”

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On today's crime sheet, police report some one made off with 30 cases of Anaconda Black Bull Drinks, stolen out of a storage unit on Penno's Wharf in St George's. Police responded to the report around 10pm on Wednesday night where they discovered the break in that occurred some time during the da... Read more

Police Confirm Sudden Death of Visiting Cruise Ship Passenger Stuart Rothfield

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Police have now confirmed the death of 80-year-old Stuart Rothfield, a passenger onboard the Celebrity Summit Cruise ship, who was apparently snorkelling with a tour group around 11am Wednesday, August 23rd, when he was found unresponsive in the water near Dockyard. As reported yesterday, a spoke... Read more

Police: Elderly Tourist Robbed on Railway Trail Near Fort Scaur & Man’s Chain Snatched

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Police are investigating two separate incidents that occurred in broad daylight  Sandys Parish on Tuesday, one of them involving a tourist. who was robbed while walking on Bermuda's popular Railway Trail, near Fort Scaur. Both incidents occurred within a half hour between 12 noon and 12:30pm... Read more

Police Confirm Sudden Death of Another Elderly Visitor Snorkelling Off Dockyard

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Police and first responders dashed to a report of an unresponsive elderly man floating in waters off Dockyard around 11am this morning. "The man, believed to be an 80-year-old cruise ship visitor, was apparently snorkelling with a tour group at the time," said a police spokesman. "The senior c... Read more

Work Rallies: Volunteers Jump From 15 to Nearly 100 in One Week for School Clean Up Drive

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When the Work Rallies initiative started on August 12th at the Southampton Pre-School, a mere 15 volunteers showed up to help. That number swelled to nearly a hundred volunteers this past Saturday, who pitched in all day at three separate public schools. Angela Young, who kick-started this new in... Read more