An environmental charity has pleaded with the public to follow fishing regulations to protect the island s marine life.The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said policies to ensure the long term health of Bermuda s waters should be followed.
Shares of Butterfield Bank surged 13.2 per cent on the Bermuda Stock Exchange.The jump came before the release of the bank s financial results, which recorded net income of more than $40 million for the first three months of the year.
There is no question that remote hearings in the Bermuda courts are a good means of ensuring the continued delivery of justice during these unprecedented times. Even though swift and huge progress has and will continue to be made in improving remote hearings, it is becoming more and more clear that we will need to work together under the effects of Covid 19 for many months to come to ensure the delivery of justice continues. Remote courts are conducted at the cost of the parties ability to properly connect to one another, and judges are likely to be compromised in their ability to conduct hearings with empathy, fairness, understanding and compassion all rightly valued as essential elements of the success of the court system.
Five Bermuda students and residents returned to Bermuda from Canada in a private plane a few hours before the island began its shelter in place restrictions. They did so thanks to a collaboration between two of the island s major international business organisations and the Bermuda Government.
The Government was asked today to make personal protective equipment available to all healthcare and other at risk workers as the Bermuda Public Services Union marked World Health Day.Linda Bogle Mienzer, the BPSU second vice president, said that the day came after the sad news of two deaths on the island linked to Covid 19.
The day we feared has arrived, with notification that Bermuda has suffered its first deaths as a result of the Covid 19 disease.It is a sad day for the country.
The economic impact is and will be severe, but the faster the virus stops, the quicker and stronger the recovery will be IMF Managing Director Kristalina GeorgievaLet s first make something clear: Covid 19 is a health crisis, and saving and protecting lives should be our topmost priority. We all need to adhere to health professional guidance, and government mandated regulations to ensure the safety of our community and help to end the crisis as fast as possible. That being said, it is critical for policymakers to seriously consider the effects of an island wide quarantine on the economy. The Premier has acknowledged this and mentioned he is aware of the extensive damage happening to our economy. We need to address and fight the war against the virus. Still, we also need to find a way to bridge the gap in the abrupt cessation in business and get back to normal as fast as possible. It is not the best idea to ignore having a conversation about the economy until we have an all clear. I believe we are capable of having a conversation about health and the economy at the same time.
Insurance titan Brian Duperreault has failed to delay the Government s legal attempt to take control of the beleaguered Caroline Bay resort, The Royal Gazette can reveal.Lawyers for AIG chief executive tried to convince the Supreme Court on Friday to hold off on putting the assets of George s Bay Limited the development company behind Caroline Bay into the hands of provisional liquidators.
A Toronto microbrewery has released a limited edition beer bearing the name of the island.Bermuda, a double dry hopped IPA, is available now in bottles at the Bandit Brewery retail store in Toronto s west end, and at its online shop, which delivers to residents of Ontario.
HSBC Bermuda is offering relief on mortgage, loan and credit card payments over the next three months.The moves come in response to the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic and the economic disruption it is already causing.
A total of 14 people have been quarantined so far in the battle to protect Bermuda from a killer strain of coronavirus.The Ministry of Health warned anyone returning from China or other areas with person to person transmission of Covid 19 would be required to stay in their homes and be monitored for 14 days.