Posts Tagged "news"

Persons of the week: Dwayne Caines and Robin Simmons

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Editor's Choice | 1 comment

Persons of the week: Dwayne Caines and Robin Simmons

THEY are the guys who are forced out of bed at 3 a.m. to respond to a major incident of crime that often requires them to put on a brave face beneath hot lights and camera lenses wielded often times by a harsh media. For many years now, the names “Dwayne Caines” and “Robin Simmons” have almost been synonymous with the fight against crime in Bermuda and the Bermuda Police Service, for which they are employed. Mr. Caines, also known for his community work with his brother Wayne, studied journalism at University and works as Public and Media...

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Bermuda Wired names new Editor-In-Chief

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Editor's Choice, Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Bermuda Wired names new Editor-In-Chief

EFFECTIVE July 1, 2011, Bermuda Wired announces that Kristine Williams will step down from her position as chief Editor of the news website and will be replaced by Bermudian Tari Trott as Acting Editor-in-Chief. Mr. Trott, 27, has served up until now as Deputy Editor and played a central role in the foundation of Bermuda Wired, which is the island’s first online news magazine. Mr. Trott will take full responsibility for the running of the web site until a new Editor-in-Chief is secured. We wish Kristine well in her future endeavors. Questions or comments should be E-mailed to...

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Editorial: Bermuda Sun hypocrisy

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Opinion | 4 comments

Editorial: Bermuda Sun hypocrisy

By Elin Simmons-Francis THE  Royal Gazette and the Bermuda Sun have today carried two news stories from Magistrates’ Court in which a local media outlet was hit with fines for identifying defendants accused of sexual crimes in two separate incidents.   The Royal Gazette’s story, which is published online, is more fair and straightforward. However, the same cannot be said about the Bermuda Sun’s online article. Sun reporter Mikaela Ian Pearman outright fails to mention how the Sun allegedly breached the same law the other media outlet admitted to, and how the Sun recently...

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WATCH VIDEO: New Senator LaVerne Furbert on her appointment

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

PREMIER Paula Cox raised a few eye brows when she announced recently, the appointment of long-term PLP activist LaVerne Furbert to the upper house. Dubbed “The Great Defender” on ZBM FM89 radio shows, Sen. Furbert sets the record straight to Tari Trott.

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Well-known child murderer rapist fights Police

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Well-known child murderer rapist fights Police

NOTORIOUS Child Rapist and murderer Chesterfield Johnson has found himself yet again before the courts. He appeared in Magistrates’ Court today and admitted to obstructing Police and violently resiting arrest. ZBM television reports tonight that 59-year-old Johnson, of no fixed abode, was randomly stopped on a motorcycle by cops between Court and Elliot street on Saturday. Suspicions rose when he did not make eye contact with officers and was seen placing his hands in his pocket and removing it with a clenched fist. While Police searched him, he bolted, running north onto Court Street....

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