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Beneficial ownership will be made public when the UK, US and Canada do so, says Bermuda

November 24, 2014
Beneficial ownership will be made public when the UK, US and Canada do so, says Bermuda HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The government of Bermuda's deputy premier and minister of finance, E.T. (Bob) Richards, announced on Friday that Bermuda will reserve any commitment to uphold a British model of beneficial ownership prior to international policy development in this area.

Bermuda cleans up after Gonzalo

October 20, 2014
Bermuda cleans up after Gonzalo HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Bermuda residents cleaned up on Saturday after Hurricane Gonzalo battered the island for several hours late Friday night with sustained winds of 110 mph and wind gusts recorded of up to 144 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...

Dangerous hurricane Gonzalo very near Bermuda

October 18, 2014
Dangerous hurricane Gonzalo very near Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Gonzalo, a dangerous category three storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, closed in on Bermuda on Friday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, the eye of Hurricane Gonzalo...

Bermuda residents prepare for major hurricane Gonzalo

October 17, 2014
Bermuda residents prepare for major hurricane Gonzalo MIAMI, USA -- Bermuda residents, still recovering after being swiped by Tropical Storm Fay last Sunday, battened down on Thursday as the island prepared for Hurricane Gonzalo, which is expected to arrive on Friday afternoon as a major category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Bermuda under hurricane warning

October 16, 2014
Bermuda under hurricane warning MIAMI, USA -- A hurricane warning was issued for Bermuda on Wednesday as Hurricane Gonzalo headed directly for the island, which is still recovering after being swiped by Tropical Storm Fay last Sunday, with some roads remaining blocked and thousands of homes still without power.

Commentary: Bermuda hit by Hurricane Fa(h)y

October 16, 2014
Commentary: Bermuda hit by Hurricane Fa(h)y In late December 2012, seemingly mild-mannered Senator Michael Fahy was appointed as minister of home affairs with responsibility for Immigration for Bermuda. In early October 2014, seemingly mild-mannered Tropical Storm Fay headed to Bermuda. No one could imagine the widespread damage...

Gonzalo now a major hurricane takes aim at Bermuda

October 15, 2014
Gonzalo now a major hurricane takes aim at Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Gonzalo became a major hurricane over the open Atlantic on Tuesday as it headed towards Bermuda after lashing the eastern Caribbean with high winds and heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday. Bermuda residents fear the worst as the island is still recovering...

Hurricane watch issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

October 13, 2014
Hurricane watch issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands MIAMI, USA -- A hurricane watch was issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra, and the British and US Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Gonzalo moved through the Leeward Islands on Monday, with rain bands already affecting Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda early Monday morning.

Fay moves away from Bermuda, as Gonzalo threatens Leewards

October 13, 2014
Fay moves away from Bermuda, as Gonzalo threatens Leewards MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Fay moved away from Bermuda into the open Atlantic on Sunday after lashing the island with heavy rain and gusting winds, knocking out power for thousands of residents. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed east of the Leeward Islands on Sunday.

Commentary: Privatization of Bermudian jobs

October 13, 2014
Commentary: Privatization of Bermudian jobs Since May 2013, I have written numerous columns in the Bermuda Sun, warning that the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) will attempt to privatize and outsource many government departments and services here in Bermuda. This was confirmed by OBA Finance Minister Bob Richards on February 21.

Subtropical storm Fay forms south of Bermuda, storm watch issued

October 11, 2014
Subtropical storm Fay forms south of Bermuda, storm watch issued MIAMI, USA -- Subtropical storm Fay formed south of Bermuda on Friday, prompting a tropical storm watch to be issued for the island. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, the centre of Fay was located about 525 miles south of Bermuda, moving toward...

Letter: Thanks but no thanks, Bermuda

October 10, 2014
Thank you…but no thanks, Bermuda…after watching the Becky Middleton story! We could never feel comfortable on your soil, nor trust your justice system. Karma will one day catch up to those animals. Wes Stevenson Kelowna, BC

Identifying and saving victims of child sexual abuse is focus of INTERPOL meeting in Bermuda

October 6, 2014
Identifying and saving victims of child sexual abuse is focus of INTERPOL meeting in Bermuda HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Child protection and victim identification specialists from around the world gathered at an INTERPOL conference in Bermuda to exchange best practice and information that could potentially uncover links between investigations of child sexual abuse worldwide.

Bermuda prepares to host a unique convention

October 1, 2014
Bermuda prepares to host a unique convention ATLANTA, USA -- The Atlanta based Conference of Black Mayors (CBM), in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Bermuda, has announced it will convene its 40th Annual Convention November 12 – November 16, 2014. Mayors and municipal executives from all over the US will convene with...

Commentary: Regulating the Caribbean

September 25, 2014
Commentary: Regulating the Caribbean Bermudians have been repeatedly told that the imposition of term limits is the primary reason for the weak economy and decline in a standard of living. As if repeating this over and over again would somehow make it true. That’s simplistic and baseless – several factors contributed to the...

New Jersey food company focuses expansion efforts in Caribbean

September 24, 2014
New Jersey food company focuses expansion efforts in Caribbean PATERSON, USA -- As part of its effort to grow its export business, Kontos Foods, Inc., a New Jersey-based manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide, has increased expansion...

Commentary: The 'Ring the Bell' Campaign

September 24, 2014
Commentary: The 'Ring the Bell' Campaign There are times when events and circumstance combine to push an individual into doing things that would normally be considered ‘out of character.’ Such is the condition in which I now find myself as I set about launching this campaign in order to raise funds for what will be one of the hottest...

St Kitts stilt walkers pay courtesy call on Bermuda's culture minister

September 12, 2014
St Kitts stilt walkers pay courtesy call on Bermuda's culture minister HAMILTON, Bermuda (CUOPM) -- Two stilt walkers from St Kitts, now in Bermuda to participate in the annual Gombey (Masquerade) Festival, paid a courtesy visit to Bermuda’s minister of community, culture and sports, Wayne Scott, on Thursday morning. According to Bernews, the two Kittitians...

Commentary: Bermuda pole dancer

September 12, 2014
Commentary: Bermuda pole dancer It is ironic that One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) MP Sylvan Richards has decided to “take one for the team,” and write an op-ed in Caribbean News Now. Ironic, as it was he who ranted and raved that it was "unpatriotic" for Bermudian politics to be discussed in the Caribbean media, by allowing his name...

Letter: Bermuda must resolve Rebecca Middleton case

September 9, 2014
Letter: Bermuda must resolve Rebecca Middleton case I have asked that a trip being scheduled for 18 families during our one-week spring break be cancelled after learning about the Rebecca Middleton case.  Until that unforgivable legal blunder has been corrected, I will do my best to spread the information of this case and the fear we should all have...

Commentary: Put Bermudians first

September 5, 2014
Commentary: Put Bermudians first As a young person growing up in Bermuda, it is imperative to know that the government of the day is making decisions that will pave the way for a better and brighter future for Bermudians. However the actions, or lack thereof of the government of the day, force one to seriously question whether...

Commentary: The PLP fight to destroy Bermuda

September 2, 2014
Commentary: The PLP fight to destroy Bermuda Caribbean News Now readers will be aware that writers for the opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) in Bermuda have written several columns criticizing the government for its policies. I write to caution the Caribbean audience against swallowing whole some of the accusations that have been made.

Cristobal to pass Bermuda as forecasters track two more disturbances

August 27, 2014
Cristobal to pass Bermuda as forecasters track two more disturbances MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane on Monday night as it picked up speed heading away from The Bahamas heading towards Bermuda. Meanwhile, forecasters are tracking two more disturbances in the tropical Atlantic heading towards the Caribbean.

Cristobal moves away from Bahamas; storm watch issued for Bermuda

August 26, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- The Bermuda weather service issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda on Monday as Tropical Storm Cristobal moved slowly away from the Bahamas, after depositing 12 inches of rain on the Turks and Caicos Islands over the weekend, causing widespread flooding and one fatality.

Commentary: Bermuda is at a pivotal political and social crossroad

August 23, 2014
Commentary: Bermuda is at a pivotal political and social crossroad On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Minister Michael Fahy, without any consultation or open dialogue, made an announcement that the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) would drop the Permanent Resident’s Certificate (PRC) appeal. Having read MP Sylvan Richards’ recent opinion piece dated July 29, 2014...

Commentary: The OBA fight against Bermudians

August 21, 2014
Commentary: The OBA fight against Bermudians On July 23, 2014, the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) did exactly as many have been predicted by announcing its plan to grant status to thousands of non-Bermudians. Having been on the United Bermuda Party (UBP) wish list for decades, the OBA has finally boldly declared its true intentions.

Commentary: Plausible deniability in Bermuda

August 14, 2014
Commentary: Plausible deniability in Bermuda Plausible deniability: the capacity of senior officials to publicly deny knowledge of and/or responsibility for any damnable actions committed by the lower ranks. On Wednesday July 23, 2014, Senator Michael Fahy gave a personal explanation to the Senate to offer “plausible deniability”.

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