Bermuda to get first Black and first female Governor

Bermuda to get first Black and first female Governor

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda is to get its first Black and first female Governor later this year, it was officially announced on Friday. Government House said Rena Lalgie, who is married with two children, will succeed John Rankin in December. Lalgie, who is currently the director of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation in the […]

CARIFTA Games postponed because of Coronavirus

CARIFTA Games postponed because of Coronavirus

HAMILTON, Bermuda– The CARIFTA Games will not be held next month in Bermuda as scheduled, with organizers concerned about the threat of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has reached several Caribbean countries. At a press conference held  last Friday with Sports Minister Lovitta Foggo, the chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee Donna Raynor said the […]

Bermuda to host Carifta Games despite virus threat

Bermuda to host Carifta Games despite virus threat

HAMILTON, Bermuda – President of the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA) Donna Raynor says next month’s Carifta Games, which is set to attract more than 600 athletes from 27 Caribbean countries, should not be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is spreading across the globe. The virus has reached non-English-speaking Caribbean countries, with a few […]

BVI on high alert for earthquakes

BVI on high alert for earthquakes

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands — The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is now on high alert following the recent increase in earthquakes in the region. According to the information and education manager with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel , the organisation is keeping a close eye on all earthquake-related activity. […]

Hilton to open first Bermudiana Beach Resort

Hilton to open first Bermudiana Beach Resort

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Hilton last Monday announced its debut in Bermuda with the signing of Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The 111-room resort is slated to open in 2020. Owned by Bermudiana Development Company Limited, Bermudiana Beach Resort will sit on a cliff overlooking the pristine pink-sand beach and turquoise waters. “As we […]

Bermuda Senate votes in support of legislation to prevent same-sex marriages

Bermuda Senate votes in support of legislation to prevent same-sex marriages

HAMILTON, Bermuda– It now only requires  Bermuda’s Governor John Rankin to assent to the Domestic Partnership Act for the British Overseas Territory to become the first country in the world to rollback gay marriage. Last week, the 11-member Senate gave the nod to the legislation which was approved by the House of Assembly 24-10, with […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]