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August 19, 2017

Bermuda

Bermudians role in fight against racism

Source: The Royal Gazette A message of love and understanding in Bermudian April Brancos painting ltigtResting Placeltigt has won international recognition after it became a symbol for anti-white supremacist protesters Virginia last weekend. Her image was used by Mark Martin to represent Adam and Eve on a placard he carried during the demonstration last.…

Industrial action staged at Westgate

Source: The Royal Gazette The Ministry of National Security has confirmed that industrial action took place at the Westgate Correctional Facility today, adding that the Department of Corrections leadership continues to meet with the Prison Officers Association to address the concerns. The ministry confirmed that among the issues raised was staff shortages at the.…

Family Centre Set To Host Annual Beach Bash

Source: Bernews Family Centre’s annual Beach Bash will take place this year on Friday, September 8 at 7.00pm at the Fairmont Southampton Ocean Club beach and seats are now on sale. “This one of a kind fundraiser brings the community together for a unique entertainment experience, while keeping the sole focus and… Link:

Family Centre to host fundraiser on beach

Source: The Royal Gazette Family Centre has announced it is holding its annual Beach Bash at the Fairmont Southampton Ocean Club beach this year. The fundraising event is due to take place on Friday, September 8 at 7pm and will give the community the opportunity to come together for entertainment, while keeping the sole…

Meet Bermuda Football Player Koa Goodchild

Source: Bernews In the sixth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 14-year-old Koa Goodchild. 1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? I am honored to… Link:

Industrial Action, Meeting With Prison Officers

Source: Bernews The Ministry of National Security said that as a result of today’s industrial action  at the Westgate Correctional Facility, the Department of Corrections leadership “continues to meet with the Prison Officers Association to address the concerns.” The Ministry also confirmed that among the issues raised was staff shortages at the… Link:

Cricket: Eastern County Cup Teams Announced

Source: Bernews The two Eastern County teams have been selected for the Second Round match scheduled for Saturday August 19th. Bailey’s Bay Rodney Trott – Captain Terryn Fray – Vice Captain Stephen Outerbridge Tre Govia Malachi Jones Zeko Burgess Kyle Hodsoll Derrick Brangman Sinclair Smith Tre Manders Coolie Durham Reserves: Nyrobi Mills,… Link:

30 Minute Video: August 18 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Weather Forecast For Saturday August 19

Source: Bernews Saturday, August 19 is expected to see thunderstorms, with the high to be near 29°C/85°F and the low to be near 27°C/80°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be west. The relative humidity is expected to be near 77%. Sunrise will be at 6.45am and sunset will be… Link:

Berkeley Board Congratulates Michelle Simmons

Source: Bernews The Board of Governors of the Berkeley Institute have extended their congratulations to Mrs. Michelle Simmons on her appointment by the Governor as an independent senator. A spokesperson said, “The Board of Governors of the Berkeley Institute, is delighted to publicly congratulate Mrs. Michelle Simmons on her appointment by His… Link:

Bus schedule amended on Sunday

Source: The Royal Gazette The bus service schedule will be altered on Sunday due to the Bermuda Bicycle Association Road Race. The bus travelling east from the Dockyard depot will begin later in the morning and will then follow the normal Sunday schedule beginning at 10. 35am. Route number 7 buses from Hamilton travelling…

Traffic offenders fined and disqualified

Source: The Royal Gazette A 33-year-old man was today fined and taken off the roads for driving while more than twice the legal alcohol limit. Kiransinh Rajput pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court to driving while over the legal alcohol limit. The court heard that the Sandys resident crashed his motorcycle into the back of…

Abic education awards benefit 20 students

Source: The Royal Gazette Twenty scholarships have been handed out by the Association of Bermuda International Companies Education Awards programme at a special luncheon. Christian Dunleavy, chairman of the Abic Education Awards, said I would like to congratulate all of the recipients for 2017, an acknowledgement of their dedication to achieving the ambitious. ..

Photos: Celebrity Summit Crew Clean Beaches

Source: Bernews Crew members from the Celebrity Summit cruise ship took the afternoon off from their duties on board the ship to do a beach cleanup on Thursday afternoon [Aug 17], along with Keep Bermuda Beautiful at Black Bay Beach and the Glass Beach in Dockyard. A spokesperson said, “Cruise ships bring… Link:

Bus Service Advisory For Sunday, August 20

Source: Bernews On Sunday, 20th August 2017, public bus service will be altered due to the Bermuda Bicycle Association Road Race. “Bus service from the Dockyard depot travelling east will begin later in the morning and will follow the normal Sunday schedule beginning at 10:35 a.m,” a Government spokesperson said. “Route number… Link:

Sandys teen fined 2,000 for Cup Match fight

Source: The Royal Gazette A Sandys teen was today fined 2,000 for taking part in a fight at St Georges Cricket Club on the last day of Cup Match. Jomari Gooden at an earlier appearance in Magistrates Court denied a charge of affray but changed his plea to guilty this morning. The court heard…

Man charged with gun offences

Source: The Royal Gazette A 33-year-old St Georges man accused of possessing a firearm and ammunition was this morning remanded in custody. Dion Cholmondeley was charged in Magistrates Court with possession of a Glock 9mm handgun and four rounds of 9mm calibre ammunition without a licence in Warwick on August 15. He was not…

Appeal for witnesses to stabbing death

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have reissued an appeal for witnesses to the fatal stabbing of Jahkoby Smith. Mr Smith was killed during a fight at the wake of shooting victim Jahcari Francis, at the West End Sailboat Club, Sandys, on Saturday, July 29, at about 7. 15pm. Today, the Bermuda Police Service called…

Roadworks next week

Source: The Royal Gazette A section of Palmetto Road will be reduced to one lane early next week. Resurfacing work will take place between Bishop Spencer Road and Border Lane during off-peak times on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Works and Engineering. On Wednesday and Thursday, Parsons Road will be reduced…

JetBlue Offering Bermuda Packages At 50% Off

Source: Bernews JetBlue is now offering vacation packages to Bermuda with 50% discounts on air and hotel, with flights out of New York and Boston. The Bermuda vacation packages which allow travel dates until March 2018 need to be booked by August 28th and start at $699 per person, and include flights… Link:

Bardon joins JLT Re in Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Nicolas Bardon has been appointed as a partner of JLT Re in Bermuda. He was formerly with Bermudian-based Somerset Holdings, a reinsurance intermediary, where had led business development and production. Before that he worked at Citigroup and Bank of NY Mellon. Mr Bardon will report to Guy Hengesbaugh, Partner and…

Photos: Cruise Ship Insignia Visits St. Georges

Source: Bernews The 594-foot passenger ship Insignia as at berth in St. George’s today [Aug 18]. According to the latest version of the 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the ship is carrying an estimated 734 passengers and 386 crew as it makes its Bermuda stop. The ship which arrived yesterday is scheduled… Link:

Artist’s Work Used During Counter-Protests In VA

Source: Bernews Aiming to make a point at the recent ‘Unite the Right’ white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, one man used a sign featuring a painting by Bermudian artist April Branco, using her work to help present a message of love and equality. Mark Martin contacted Ms Branco a few weeks… Link:

Innovative ways to fight the flab

Source: The Royal Gazette Non-invasive new technologies to help people get toned and in shape are on the rise in Bermuda. Northshore Medical Centre on North Shore Road, Devonshire, has introduced the laser liposuction and freeze sculpting to the island. Neither of these technologies involves surgery. The laser lipo is gaining popularity locally,. ..

Boaz Island crumbles as fees are unpaid

Source: The Royal Gazette Crumbling infrastructure is a major drain on the resources of Boaz Island Villages management board. Chairman Simon Groves said homeowners owed more than 180,000 in maintenance fees and called on them to pay up so the area in the West End can be properly looked after and reach its full…

From spell in prison to model professional

Source: The Royal Gazette Twisted Angel is covered in tattoos and body piercings and has half of her head shaved shes working on a horror-themed calendar. The British models look is typical for Bermudian Seven Philpotts agency, Geminii Ltd. He started the Shropshire company five years ago, two years after he left the island…

Lack of the Black Stuff

Source: The Royal Gazette It may be good for you but Bermuda is facing a draught Guinness drought. Island bars have run short of the popular Irish stout on tap forcing fans of the Dublin-born beer to resort to cans or alternative drinks. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt visited four bars in Hamilton and found no…

Tee talks of terror attack impact

Source: The Royal Gazette The owner of Bermuda public relations firm Troncossi, Liz Tee, was in Barcelona only days before yesterdays terrorist attack that left 13 dead and at least 50 injured. She left her hotel just off Las Ramblas on Monday to travel several hours to the coastal resort of San Sebastian in…

The road to a sustainable recovery

Source: The Royal Gazette Harry Truman once demanded to see a one-armed economist after growing exasperated with those practitioners of whats been called the dismal science who provided on the one hand but on the other hand answers to his every question on fiscal policy. That American president surely isnt the only politician who…

Americas Cup raised Butterfields expenses

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank is confident it will return its operating expenses to its target level by the end of the year. And while it has twice raised its lending rates this year, in line with moves by the US Federal Reserve, it has no declared intention on what it will do…

Pitcher hoping to return next season

Source: The Royal Gazette OJ Pitchers cricketing future remains uncertain, but he hopes to be ready to go for next season. The St Davids and Bermuda captain is under strict doctors orders not to do anything strenuous while he awaits the results of tests to determine the reason for his collapse during the Eastern…

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

Source: Bernews The Sisyrinchium bermudianum, known locally as the Bermudiana, is thought to be native to the island, but also grows widely in Ireland, though the flower has a tougher time of it in that more northern climate, its flowers often struggling to open. A story in the Irish Times said “Every… Link:

Vivien Carter Joins Bank Of Bermuda Foundation

Source: Bernews Bank of Bermuda Foundation announced that Vivien Carter has joined the Foundation as its new Programme Officer with responsibility for grantee liaison, organisational learning and community outreach. “Vivien brings more than 15 years of leadership and experience in non-profit management, as well as youth and community development,” the Foundation said.… Link:

Off The Rock: Electronics & Economy Fares

Source: Bernews [Travel column written by Don Burgess] Basic Economy Fares If you are a budget-conscious traveler, then you might like the new Basic Economy fares some US airlines are pushing. American, Delta and United all plan on using them as a price point below their Standard Economy tickets. They are not available on… Link:

New App Offers Visitors A Local Perspective

Source: Bernews Last week, Bermudians Alison Swan and William West launched ‘Winnow,’ a travel app designed to provide visitors to Bermuda with a more authentic experience. In collaboration with various providers on the island, Winnow offers visitors the opportunity to view Bermuda from a new and varied perspective. Available experiences range from… Link:

Meet Bermuda Football Player Megan Titterton

Source: Bernews In the fourth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 15-year-old Megan Titterton. 1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It feels amazing to… Link:

Video: August 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Carol Bassett retires from the Senate, cap of 500 recreational lobster divers for 2017/18 season, recipients of this year’s Bermuda Government Scholarships announced, free health checks this evening at Albuoy’s Point, travel app ‘Winnow’ launches, Alexandra Barnes, Christian Oatley, Casey Schuler and Megan Zimmerer win top awards from a US based examinations board, and GQ Magazine… Link:

Photos: Rangers Retain Western County Cup

Source: Bernews Southampton Rangers retained the Western County Cup after winning by 7 wickets over PHC this weekend. The defending champions Southampton Rangers won the toss and sent PHC to bat, they restricted them to 129/9 after their 50 overs with Tre Manders the top scorer with 71, Kevin Tucker was the… Link:

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 17 2017

Source: Bernews August 17 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 1,972.56, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 64 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF]. Related Stories Guide For Investors In Bermuda Stock Market BSX… Link:

Meet Bermuda Football Player Satia Burchall

Source: Bernews In the third in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 13-year-old Satia Burchall. 1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It feels nice because… Link:

Former principal Simmons is new senator

Source: The Royal Gazette Former Berkeley Institute principal Michelle Simmons has been appointed an independent senator. Ms Simmons joins Joan Dillas-Wright and James Jardine as the independents in the Upper House, following the retirement of Carol Bassett, who was President of the Senate since 2008 and a senator since 2003. In a statement, Governor…

30 Minute Video: August 17 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Bermudians witness Spanish terror attack

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudians vacationing in Barcelona witnessed people being mowed down by a van during a terrorist attack this afternoon. Raven Pearman told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt how her family were standing about 50 feet from the carnage as the vehicle ploughed into the crowd on the popular tourist strip. Thirteen people are.…

Weather Forecast For Friday August 18

Source: Bernews Friday, August 18 is expected to see isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy and windy during the afternoon with thunderstorms becoming likely, with the high to be near 30°C/86°F and the low to be near 27°C/80°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WSW. The relative… Link:

Carol Bassett Retires As Senate President

Source: Bernews Carol Bassett — who has served as President of the Senate since 2008 and as a Senator since 2003 — is retiring, Government House announced today, with the announcement also confirming that the three Independent Senators will be Joan Dillas-Wright, James Jardine, and Michelle Simmons. The announcement said, “His Excellency… Link:

Jones & Henry Win Cricket Players Of Week

Source: Bernews One Communications and the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] have announced that the Premier League Player of the Week is Malachi Jones of Bailey’s Bay, while the First Division Player of the Week is Alafia Henry of Devonshire Recreation Club. Left: Stefan Dill, One Communications Customer Service Rep; Right: Malachi Jones, One Premier… Link:

Top awards for Saltus students

Source: The Royal Gazette Four Saltus Grammar School students have won top awards from an examinations board in the United States. Alexandra Barnes, Christian Oatley, Casey Schuler and Megan Zimmerer were all awarded National AP Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction. The awards come after 78 per cent of Saltus students sitting the Advanced…

Government scholarships handed out

Source: The Royal Gazette Three students have won Bermuda Government Scholarships as they prepare to begin their studies overseas. Hannah Eve Marshall, Shanyce Morris and Bakari Simons receive funding towards the cost of their tuition and accommodation, up to an annual maximum of 35,000, for a period of up to four years. Ms Marshall…

U15 Football: Cuba Defeat Bermuda 2 – 1

Source: Bernews Bermuda continued competing in the CONCACAF Under 15 Boys Championships in Florida, with Cuba defeating Bermuda 2-1 earlier today [Aug 17]. Bermuda’s starting line up was Zavier Smith, Dennis Zuill, Nahje Smith, Arnezha Astwood, Jayden Ebbin, Jai Bean, Ne-Jai Tucker, Leroy Lewis, Malachi Trott, Jayce Basden, and Seke Spence, and… Link:

Reza Edge Of Illusion Shows On Sept 22 & 23

Source: Bernews Extreme Entertainment is getting set to present The Reza Edge of Illusion Tour show on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 with doors open at 8.00pm and show start at 9.00pm at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. A spokesperson said, “The Reza Edge of Illusion Tour show opens to the… Link:

White Mountains launches self-tender offer

Source: The Royal Gazette White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd is aiming to buy back up to half of a million of its common shares, valued at more than 400 million, in a modified Dutch auction. Through the self-tender offer, the Bermudian firm will give shareholders the opportunity to part with shares for a cash…

Golf tournament in memory of popular chef

Source: The Royal Gazette The fourth golf tournament in memory of chef and golfer Tomasz Tabor will be held at Belmont Hills Golf Course on October 30. Last years event in support of the Bermuda Hospitality Institute raised 20,000 for hospitality scholarships and programmes in Mr Tabors name. Of the funds raised, 5,000 were…

Meet Bermuda Football Player Jaden Masters

Source: Bernews In the second in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 14-year-old Jaden Masters. 1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? It is a blessing to play… Link:

Sandys man denies Cup Match fight

Source: The Royal Gazette A Sandys man was today charged with taking part in a fight on the second day of Cup Match. Khalif Williams denied a charge of affray at St Georges Cricket Club on August 4 when he appeared in Magistrates Court. The 20-year-old was released on 5,000 bail. Mr Williams is…

Brown 500 lobster licences available

Source: The Royal Gazette Government has capped the number of recreational lobster divers at 500 for the 2017-18 season. The limit was announced this morning in a statement by Walton Brown, the Minister of Home Affairs, who said the cap was approximately the same number of divers licensed for the 2016-17 season. The announcement…

Cap Of 500 Recreational Lobster Diver Licences

Source: Bernews Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown announced a cap on the number of recreational lobster divers for the 2017-2018 season, which opens September 1, 2017, saying the “number of licences will be capped at 500, approximately the same number of divers licensed for the 2016-17 season.” “Divers who held a… Link:

Scholarship created in memory of Dennikia

Source: The Royal Gazette The school and family of the late Dennikia Lambert were given an honorary bursary and necklaces in her memory during a tearful ceremony held by Rosas Cantina and Goslings yesterday. At the ceremony, held at the restaurant, Berkeley vice-principal Quincy Paynter donated a 7,137 cheque to the Golden Angel scholarship.…

Woman wins review of work application

Source: The Royal Gazette A woman born in Bermuda to non-Bermudian parents has won a judicial review over a rejected application to work on the island without restriction. According to a ruling by Puisne Judge Stephen Hellman, the Minister of Home Affairs had discriminated against Paula Tavares on the ground of her national origin.…

Support network set up for gay people

Source: The Royal Gazette Members of the LGBTQ community and their families are to organise secret support groups amid fears of intimidation by anti-gay activists. Sylvia Hayward Harris, part of the unnamed group setting up support networks at undisclosed locations on the island, said We were very concerned about folks who might show up…

The young crave real leadership

Source: The Royal Gazette We are 30-plus days in with the new government and too early for any report cards, but signs that a buzz of investment issues have already lined up against their door shows there is no lack of interest in working with the new government, or that confidence is broken. Yes,…

Crewless ships on the horizon

Source: The Royal Gazette A huge change is on the horizon for the shipping industry as autonomous ships become a reality. For Bermuda, the challenges and opportunities this will bring are likely to be felt in a number of sectors. Some of the worlds major shipping operators are domiciled on the island, and many…

Americas Cup gave Bermuda its mojo back

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,In 2014 Bermuda was arguably in a bad place socially, emotionally and financially. We were still experiencing the worst of our economic depression. Businesses were still closing, there were no meaningful investments in business or construction projects to create badly needed jobs. Many Bermudians were out of work or…

Dancing for joy after third scholarship win

Source: The Royal Gazette For Jada Pearman, the hardest thing about dancing is believing in herself. So a scholarship from the National Dance Foundation gave the 20-year-old a major confidence boost last week. I think dancers are perfectionists, said the winner of the 7,500 BFampM bursary. We can be our own worst enemy, wanting…

Meet Bermuda Football Player Nia Christopher

Source: Bernews In the first in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 16-year-old Nia Christopher. 1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad? I feel… Link:

Bermuda Boccia Team Begin Competition

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Boccia team of Yushae Desilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson, Omar Hayward and Rechai Young began competing in the 2017 Bisfed America’s Boccia Championship in Cali, Colombia. The competition attracted the best players from North, Central and South America. Bermuda kicked off the competition with Desilva-Andrade, Hayward and Young competing against Argentina,… Link:

Patrick Nisbett Concludes Competing In Slovakia

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Patrick Nisbett concluded competing in the Bratislava International Horse Jumping Event in Slovakia. On the final day of competition, Nisbett competed in only one class. Nisbett and Da Vinci competed in the 1.35m CSI3* Small Tour Class finishing 12th, the pair clocked a time of 62.97, but they also… Link:

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Two men arrested and firearm and ammunition seized, 19-year-old Mikiel Thomas found guilty of manslaughter, Generation Next Town Hall held, Minister Walton Brown extends congratulations to actor Earl Cameron, Bermuda competing in the Bisfed America’s Boccia Championships in Colombia, and Bermuda represented at the World Schools Debating Championships in Indonesia are some of the stories… Link:

Free Health Checks On Friday at Albuoy’s Point

Source: Bernews The Department of Health is advising the public that free health checks are available to adults 18 and over on Friday [Aug 18] from 4.00pm to 8.00pm at Albuoy’s Point. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Health advises that free health checks are available to adults 18 and over at… Link:

Police Community Outreach Clinic On Friday

Source: Bernews The Police Central Community Action Team will be holding Police Community Outreach Clinics in the Court Street, Elliot Street Pembroke area on Friday [Aug 18] from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. A police spokesperson said, “The Central Community Action Team invites the public to join them for a community outreach clinic in… Link:

GQ Magazine Releases Article On Cup Match

Source: Bernews Earlier this week, GQ Magazine published an article titled ‘Inside Cup Match, the Wildest, Most Fun Island Party You’ve Never Heard Of.’ “It’s actually a cricket match in Bermuda. And it puts any tailgating party to shame,” the subtitle adds. The article reads: “When you’re an island whose fame to claim is… Link:

Faulkenberry’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Ending Run

Source: Bernews The new Broadway musical ‘Groundhog Day’ starring Bermuda’s Rebecca Faulkenberry recently announced that it will end its run on September 17. Featuring a score by Tim Minchin and a book by the film’s original co-screenwriter Danny Rubin, the production opened on Broadway March 17 at the August Wilson Theatre to positive reviews… Link:

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 16 2017

Source: Bernews August 16 saw 33,300 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $240,151.00 BD. 14,500 shares were traded by One Communications Ltd, closing down 4.1% at $2.11 per share, while another 10,600 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing down 1.3% at $3.95 per share. 4,000 shares… Link:

Butterfield Bank down 4.4

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank shares fell by 1. 49, or 4. 4 per cent, to close at 32. 51 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index after 2,000 shares were traded. On the New York Stock Exchange, the banks shares edged 11 cents lower, or 0. 33 per cent, to 33. 40. On the…

Belco accuses regulator of inaccuracies

Source: The Royal Gazette Belco has accused the new electricity-sector regulator of getting it wrong on the utilitys track record on investment in infrastructure. And the power provider went on to say the Regulatory Authority was hampering Belcos ability to provide a safe and cost-effective electricity supply, because of its failure to produce a…

Live Video Replay: Town Hall On Youth Finances

Source: Bernews Generation Next held a Town Hall meeting this evening [Aug 16], focused on the topic of youth savings and fiscal responsibility, saying they believe it is “of paramount importance that all of Bermuda’s young people are adequately prepared to make effective decisions with all their finances and resources.” Speakers for… Link:

6th Annual Junior Fishing Tournament On Sunday

Source: Bernews The sixth annual Junior Fishing Tournament, run by the Bermuda Anglers Club [BAC], will be held on Sunday [Aug 20] on a rain or shine basis, with fishing to begin at 8.30am. A spokesperson said, “On Sunday, August 20th, boys and girls 16 years of age and under can compete… Link:

Thomas found guilty of manslaughter

Source: The Royal Gazette A 19-year-old footballer was today cleared of the murder of Raymond Butterfield but unanimously found guilty of manslaughter. Mr Butterfield died after being stabbed twice in the chest in a confrontation in the street outside of Blue Waters Anglers Club. Supreme Court heard that Mikiel Thomas stabbed Mr Butterfield in…

BFSA To Host Cup Match Sportsmanship Award

Source: Bernews On Thursday [Aug 17] the Bermuda Friendly Societies Association [BFSA] will hold its 14th annual Cup Match Sportsmanship Award ceremony at Manchester Unity Hall in Hamilton [opposite the People’s Pharmacy] commencing at 7 p.m. “The active membership of the BFSA comprises Six Lodges – The Loyal Mayflower Lodge, The Flower… Link:

30 Minute Video: August 16 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Weather Forecast For Thursday August 17

Source: Bernews Thursday, August 17 is expected to see mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms, with the high to be near 30°C/86°F and the low to be near 27°C/81°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 75%. Sunrise will be… Link:

Minister surprise at actor Camerons 100th

Source: The Royal Gazette Walton Brown, the Minister of Home Affairs, turned up in person to bring birthday greetings to renowned Bermudian actor Earl Cameron on his 100th birthday in England. It was an honour to meet this distinguished and much-accomplished Bermudian and to bring best wishes from the government, Mr Brown said. We…

BWS: Hurricane Gert ‘Not A Threat’ To Bermuda

Source: Bernews Hurricane Gert is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time,” the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] said today [Aug 16], adding that its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs has passed. Graphic courtesy of the BWS: The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center says, “Hurricane… Link:

Minister Wishes Earl Cameron Happy Birthday

Source: Bernews Last Saturday, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown personally extended best wishes and congratulations to renowned Bermudian actor Earl Cameron on behalf of the Bermuda Government at his 100th birthday celebration at the Holiday Inn hotel in Kenilworth, England. Minister Brown with Mr Cameron, photo courtesy of Winslow Cameron Born in… Link:

Police to host street outreach clinic

Source: The Royal Gazette Police are to hold a community outreach event in North Hamilton this week. Organised by the forces Central Action Team, the areas own CAT officer PC Arthur Dill will be on hand on Court Street in a clinic designed to let the public air their concerns about crime. A police…

Police arrests as firearm is seized

Source: The Royal Gazette Two men are in custody after police stopped a car containing a gun, ammunition and a controlled drug. Describing it as proactive policing, a spokesman said that officers following a specific investigation had cause to stop the vehicle in the area of St Marys Road, Warwick area on Tuesday evening.…

Man runs up 500 bill on stolen card

Source: The Royal Gazette A homeless man this morning admitted stealing a bank card from a car and using it to make more than 500 of purchases. Gavin Hayward, 48, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to charges of causing wilful damage and stealing, in addition to four counts of dishonestly obtaining goods from…

Advisory: Single Lane Traffic By Shelly Bay

Source: Bernews From Thursday, August 17th to August 24th, there will be single lane traffic along North Shore Road by the entrance of Shelly Bay Beach. An Island Construction spokesperson said, “Single lane traffic along North Shore Road by the entrance of Shelly Bay Beach from tomorrow for  one week – Thursday… Link:

Firearm & Ammunition Seized, Two Men Arrested

Source: Bernews A firearm and ammunition were seized, and two men have been arrested after the police stopped a car in the St. Mary’s Road, Warwick area last night [Aug 15] the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Police officers conducting ongoing enquiries regarding a specific investigation had cause to stop… Link:

Marine police rescue stranded jet skiers

Source: The Royal Gazette Four stranded jet skiers were rescued by marine police 3 nautical miles north of Tynes Bay on Saturday. At 2. 20pm, Bermuda Radio received a call from a member of the public who had received a call from a third party, reporting two broken down jet skis one possibly capsized…

Student debaters represent island at Bali

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas student debate team enjoyed a promising start at this years World Schools Debating Championships, although illness forced the groups withdrawal during the preliminary rounds. The island was represented in Bali, Indonesia by Megan Sutcliffe, 18, a Bermuda High School graduate Berkeley Institute students Tyrese Coakley, 17,. .. Link:

Seminars For Life Insurance Awareness Month

Source: Bernews Life insurance can cover a range of important uses such as helping businesses carry on and ensuring your mortgage is covered. Those will be some of the key issues addressed in a series of workshops to be held by Colonial Life as it marks Life Insurance Awareness Month [LIAM] in… Link:

Bermuda Team In World Debate Championships

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Debate Society entered a team into the World Schools Debating Championships, this year held in Bali, Indonesia. Following a competitive selection process, a team comprised of Megan Sutcliffe [18, Bermuda High School graduate], Tyrese Coakley [17, Berkeley Institute], Yasser Baia [17, Berkeley Institute], Sierra Brangman [16, Berkeley Institute],… Link:

Central Constituencies Back To School Fun Day

Source: Bernews The PLP Central Constituencies is getting set to present the annual Community Back to School Fun Day on Saturday, August 26 from 12.00pm to 4.00pm at Victor Scott Primary School Field. A spokesperson said, “It’s that time of year to get young brains back in to gear. To celebrate the… Link:

U15 Football: El Salvador Defeat Bermuda 1-0

Source: Bernews Bermuda continued competing in the CONCACAF Under 15 Boys Championships in Florida, playing to a 0-1 loss against El Salvador. Bermuda’s starting line up was Ayleal Dill, Diione Millett [Jayce Fraser], Dennis Zuill, Nahje Smith, Arnezha Astwood, Nazuri Dailey [Leroy Lewis], Jayden Ebbin [Kashe Hall], Jai Bean [Canijzhae Nesbitt], Ne-Jai… Link:

Boccia Athletes Set To Compete In Colombia

Source: Bernews Boccia Bermuda will have four athletes competing in the 2017 Bisfed America’s Boccia Championship in Cali, Colombia. The competition will run from the 16-20th August and attract the best players from North, Central and South America. Bermuda will be represented by Paralympian Yushae Desilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson, Omar Hayward and Rechai… Link:

Gert passes to Bermudas northwest

Source: The Royal Gazette Hurricane Gert is no threat to Bermuda as the closest point of approach has passed. The category one storm was forecast to pass 281 nautical miles to the north-northwest of the island at 8am and had been deemed a potential threat. In its noon update, the Bermuda Weather Service said…

Team Named For CONCACAF Women’s U17

Source: Bernews [Updated with video] The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] announced the Bermuda Women’s U17 Team that will represent Bermuda for the CONCACAF Caribbean U17 Qualifier, with the team set to match up against  St Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda and Aruba. The BFA spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Football Association is pleased to announce… Link:

Salvation Army stalwarts step down

Source: The Royal Gazette Two long-serving Salvation Army employees have stepped down following more than a decade of service. Lionel Cann and Rosemary Phillips were honoured at a standing-room only event held at the organisations North Street citadel. Since 2005, Mr Cann co-ordinated the Soup Run and drove the truck servicing homeless members of…

Foggo sinks teeth into new Cabinet role

Source: The Royal Gazette Legislators return to Parliament next month with a new Cabinet position under Lovitta Foggo designed to steer Government reforms. The ministry, Ms Foggos first portfolio after ten years as an MP, will involve fresh scrutiny of good governance measures brought in by the last Progressive Labour Party government, as well…

Some words of advice

Source: The Royal Gazette Love is Do you remember that comic strip? It reminds me of childhood birthday cards. It appeared in the papers, just a single frame a little naked girl and boy with a different one-line phrase about what love is. Love is the way to grow. Love is someone to scratch…

Wilks is best school speaker in world

Source: The Royal Gazette Talk is good as champion debater Kenza Wilks can attest. Learning the structured arguing of a point is more and more important in todays acrimonious world. Fresh from the World Schools Debating Championships in Bali this month, Mr Wilks ranked first as speaker out of 460 competitors from 52 countries.…

App offers Winnow into Bermudas soul

Source: The Royal Gazette Travel magazines are out of date as soon as theyre printed and online forums get muddied by opinion, but a new tourism app promises to keep Bermudas information current. Winnow went live last week. William West and Allison Swan built the platform to give visitors a chance to see the…

Student saves feathers for sensory tools

Source: The Royal Gazette A summer student at the Mid- Atlantic Wellness Institute has created sensory tools for people with learning difficulties using colourful feathers salvaged from this years carnival outfits. Tatiana King has been interning at the institute for six weeks and one project was to design and help build the tools feathered…

Conyers pick seven for education awards

Source: The Royal Gazette Seven Bermudian students have been rewarded with a legal education award from Conyers Dill amp Pearman. This award is given annually to students who want to pursue a legal career and is normally given to between two and four students each year. But the firm increased the number of recipients…

Hockey: Bermuda Defeat Worcester Institute

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Women’s National Field Hockey team sporting blue defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute in their traditional red and white 2 – 0 at the National Sports Center. After a scoreless first half, Bermuda would get a Short Corner Goal off the stick of Renee Greenslade and a Penalty Stroke goal from… Link:

Feasibility Study For New Swing Bridge Started

Source: Bernews The Ministry recently completed strengthening work which will extend the life of the Swing Bridge in the east end “for at least 5 years but the swing span remains inoperable,” the Ministry said, adding that the “feasibility study for a new bridge has already started and it is the Ministry’s… Link:

Support Groups For LGBTQ People & Families

Source: Bernews OUTBermuda shared details of support groups available for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer people and their families, with the next meeting set to take place this coming Thursday [Aug 17] from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. A spokesperson said, “OUTBermuda is excited to share details of family support groups that are available for… Link:

Patrick Nisbett Back In Action In Slovakia

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Patrick Nisbett was back in action competing in the Bratislava International Horse Jumping Event in Slovakia. During the 1.40/1.45m CSI3* – W Middle Tour Class, Nisbett and Da Vinci finished 41st, the pair clocked a time of 52.83, but they had 8 Penalty Fault Points, he also competed on… Link:

Rider Injured After Collision Involving Jet Skis

Source: Bernews On Saturday [Aug 12] two jet skis collided, with one male rider suffering back injuries and being transported ashore by boat. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by Police COMOPS reporting that two jet skis have collided in the vicinity of Pompano with… Link:

Future of radar system hangs in the balance

Source: The Royal Gazette Replacement parts for the ageing weather radar system are expected to arrive on the island within the month in the hopes of getting the system back up and running by September, according to the Bermuda Airport Authority. However, the authority is still considering whether to continue the service, due to…

BFM edges lower

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of BFampM Ltd fell by 15 cents, or 0. 7 per cent, to 20. 60 after 3,300 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in shares of Butterfield Bank and One Communications, but with no change to their closing price. On the New York Stock Exchange,…

Condolences On Passing Of Gombey Stalwarts

Source: Bernews This evening [Aug 15] the Minister of Social Development and Sports, Zane DeSilva extended his condolences to the families of two well-known Gombey personalities who died this week – Lawrence [Stickers] Hendrickson, one of the founders of H&H Gombeys, and David [Shaggy] Wilson from the Warwick Gombeys troupe. “I was… Link:

2.1m profit for One in post-deal period

Source: The Royal Gazette One Communications Ltd made a 2. 1 million profit between May 2016 and the end of last year. The figure was released in an earnings report that covers the telecoms company from the moment it completed its deal with US-based ATN International on May 3, 2016 to the end of…

Seven Students Receive Legal Education Awards

Source: Bernews Conyers Dill & Pearman has rewarded seven Bermudian students with their annual legal education award, saying that “given the calibre of applications received, the Firm was delighted to increase the number of recipients, which typically includes between two to four students.” “We congratulate this year’s recipients”, said David Astwood, Director.… Link:

Roban meets with transport officials

Source: The Royal Gazette Walter Roban, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, continues to meet with the individuals and organisations under the remit of his ministry. Mr Robans sessions have including discussions with department directors, vendors and those with special interests, such as environmentalists. The state of the. ..

Changes made to Fisheries Order

Source: The Royal Gazette The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced amendments to the Fisheries Order to open fishing on the red hind grounds from today. The ministry stressed that the extended closure areas around the black grouper grounds remain closed until December 1. The Seasonally Protected Areas were closed for the first time…

Regulator ready to oversee power sector

Source: The Royal Gazette The Regulatory Authority has finalised the new licensing framework for the electricity sector. In a statement, the regulator noted that third parties had expressed interest in offering alternatives to Belco as sources of power generation. And the RA added that it was aware of the chronic and long-term lack of…

BFIS Scholars Lunch With Mentoring Group

Source: Bernews The BFIS Mentoring and Alumni Committees hosted current BFIS scholars to lunch in the Chairman’s Suits at Chubb on Friday, August 11th. This annual event gives recently awarded scholars a chance to get to know the ‘BFIS Family’ and establish relationships with industry professionals as well as giving freshman scholars… Link:

30 Minute Video: August 15 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Repairs On Weather Radar System Continue

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Airport Authority assumed responsibility for the former Department of Airport Operations weather radar system in March 2017. The weather radar system at Cooper’s Island was originally installed in 2004 and is now approaching the end of its useful life, according to officials. A Bermuda Airport Authority spokesperson said,… Link:

Brewster wins substance abuse study grant

Source: The Royal Gazette Lisa Brewster has been announced at this years recipient of the Duperreault Fellowship, an endowment fund that supports the professional development of Bermuda residents working or studying in the field of substance abuse. Her award will fund her studies for the Masters of Prevention Science degree at the University of.…

Hurricane expected to make distant pass

Source: The Royal Gazette Tropical Storm Gert was upgraded this morning to a Category 1 hurricane, but is only expected to make a distant pass by the island. As of 6pm today, the closest point of approach to Bermuda was expected to be on Wednesday at 8am. At that time it is forecast to…

Weather Forecast For Wednesday August 16

Source: Bernews Wednesday, August 16 is expected to be windy with isolated thunderstorms in the morning and partly cloudy skies late, with the high to be near 31°C/87°F and the low to be near 27°C/81°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected to be… Link:

One Communications Net Income: $2.1 Million

Source: Bernews In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], One Communications released their audited results for the period beginning May 3, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016, saying that operating income was $4.4 million and net income was $2.1 million. “We continued to build out a state of the art FibreWire internet… Link:

Ministry: Fisheries Regulations, Protected Areas

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Home Affairs advised that, following recent amendments to the Fisheries [Protected Areas] Order 2000, the Red Hind aggregation areas within the Seasonally Protected Areas will be open to fishing from today [Aug 15], however the extended closure areas around Black Grouper aggregations will remain closed to fishing… Link:

Football: BFA Release 2017/18 Player Transfers

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Football Association announced a total of 66 players have released themselves from Clubs, with 35 in the Premier Division, and 31 in the First Division. Premier Division [35] Boulevard Community Club [6] 1. Nicoy Anglin – Flanagan’s Onions FC 2. Teiko Lowe – X-Roads WFC 3. Ijahmon Mallory… Link:

Financial support for College students

Source: The Royal Gazette More than 100 students will benefit from cash earmarked for financial support at Bermuda College, the president of the school says. Duranda Greene said that more than 100 students would be able to benefit from 300,000 in additional funding for the college announced this afternoon. Diallo Rabain, Minister of Education…

Mental health support groups listed

Source: The Royal Gazette Profiles on local and international support groups have been listed on the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation website. They include details on groups offering services for mental illness and other types of health-related issues that require support, resources and information. It comes after the Foundation hosted a lecture event, You. ..

Somers posts 6m quarterly profit

Source: The Royal Gazette Somers Ltd reported a 6 million profit for the quarter ended June 30. The financial-services investment holding company, which owns Bermuda Commercial Bank and holdings in the UK and Australia, said it had benefited from currency fluctuations during the three-month period. After the end of the quarter, Somers announced the…

Corporation to close for funeral

Source: The Royal Gazette The Corporation of Hamiltons offices and works depot will close at noon on Monday so that staff can attend the funeral of their colleague Collins Smith. Both the E. F. Gordon and union car parks will also be closed to the public all day due to the funeral and wake…

Woman dies on Bermuda-bound plane

Source: The Royal Gazette An elderly woman died last night while on a Bermuda-bound flight. The 85-year-old, from Pembroke, was travelling with four family members aboard the American Airlines aircraft from Miami. According to a Skyport official, she experienced a medical emergency shortly after 9pm. Emergency personnel were called the L. F. Wade. ..

Digicel to roll out fibre-to-home network

Source: The Royal Gazette Digicel will complete the roll-out of its new Fibre-to-the-Home network this year, the telecommunications company said today. The service, which will take the fibre-optic network all the way to the home differentiating it from rivals, Digicel says will be able to provide download speeds of up to 200 megabytes per.…

Digicel To Launch Fibre Internet & TV Service

Source: Bernews Digicel said they will be completing the rollout of the country’s first Fibre-to-the-Home [FTTH] network this year, and will “use the technology to deploy the most advanced Fibre TV and Internet service.” “Our technology will be a game-changer as it will finally deliver the much-awaited true fibre experience that customers… Link:

Man In Stable Condition After Stabbing Incident

Source: Bernews At last check earlier today [August 15th] the 32-year-old male stabbed during an incident at Ambiance Lounge around 4:15am Saturday remains in the Intensive Care Unit in stable condition, the police confirmed today. A 40-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident, which marked the fourth reported stabbing incident… Link:

‘Scuffle’ In Dockyard With Locals & Cruise Crew

Source: Bernews Early this morning [Aug 15] police and first responders attended an incident in Dockyard near King’s Wharf, in which “two cruise ship workers were involved in a scuffle with up to four locals.” A police spokesperson said, “3:20am today, Tuesday August 15th, police and first responders attended an incident in… Link:

CoH Offices Closing Early On August 21

Source: Bernews Due to the funeral of Mr. Collins Smith, the Corporation of Hamilton‘s Corporation Offices and Works Depot will close at noon on August 21. A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of Hamilton announced that the Corporation Offices and Works Depot will be closed as of noon on Monday, August 21st to… Link:

Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

Source: Bernews The Minister of Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo today released the latest available Environmental Statistics Compendium prepared by the Department of Statistics. “The publication is the collation of existing data sourced from the activities of both government and non-governmental entities that are involved in monitoring, controlling… Link:

Support Group Profiles Added To BMHF Website

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation [BMHF] has recently updated its website to include profiles on local, international, and online support groups, including groups that offer services for mental illness and “all types of health related issues that require support, various resources, and information.” A spokesperson said, “On July 24, 2017… Link:

Lisa Brewster Selected As Duperreault Fellow

Source: Bernews The Duperreault Fellowship, an endowment fund that supports the professional development of Bermuda residents working or studying in the field of substance abuse, today announced that Lisa Brewster has been chosen as the 2017 Duperreault Fellow. Ms. Brewster’s award will fund her studies for the Master’s of Prevention Science degree… Link:

Bermuda U15 Footballers Draw With Martinique

Source: Bernews Bermuda began competing in the CONCACAF Under 15 Boys Championships in Florida, playing to a 2-2 draw against Martinique. Bermuda Starting Line up: Ayleal Dill, Dennis Zuill, Nahje Smith, Arnezha Astwood, Nazuri Dailey, Jayden Ebbin, Jai bean, Ne-Jai Tucker, Canijzhae Nesbitt, Seke Spence, Jayce Fraser – Substitutes: Jayce Basden, Zaire… Link:

LOM Financial Appoints Independent Directors

Source: Bernews At a meeting of the Board of Directors of LOM Financial held on 28th July 2017, Robert J. Cooney and Dennis G. Tucker were appointed as independent directors of the Company. They will also serve on the boards of the Company’s three Bermuda regulated subsidiaries. “Mr. Cooney has a long, accomplished… Link:

AXIS Employees Give Back To Bermuda

Source: Bernews AXIS is continuing to challenge its employees from around the world, including Bermuda, to volunteer within their local communities, leading island employees to work with or sponsor Age Concern Bermuda, the Beyond Rugby Berkeley Programme, Bermuda Cancer and Health, Windreach, Teen Services, Duke of Edinburgh, Pride Bermuda, ABIC, Open Airways,… Link:

When it rains, we sleep while we stand

Source: The Royal Gazette More than 20 Bermudian students travelled to the village of Magereta in Malawi to build four homes for the needy. The four families below were chosen by the local branch of Habitat for Humanity and the village council. ltbgtElena Khumbanyiwaltbgt, 90, looks after her late granddaughters four children Evince Wyson,…

Lambe strikes in Carlisle win

Source: The Royal Gazette Reggie Lambe scored his first goal of the season in Carlisle Uniteds 2-1 win away to Cambridge United in the Sky Bet League Two at the weekend. The 26-year-old gave Carlisle the lead in the first half before Medy Elito equalised for Cambridge from the penalty spot. Defender Tom Parkes,…

Malawi trip a life-changing experience

Source: The Royal Gazette Building houses for the needy in Malawi was a life-changing experience for four Bermudian school pupils. Kaila Harvey, Alisa Bernardo, Nigel Tucker-Talbot and George Frost were among 22 pupils who travelled to the African country for Bermuda Overseas Missions annual humanitarian trip. For two weeks they immersed themselves in the.…

Grand welcome in store at Bienvenue

Source: The Royal Gazette Everything about Bienvenue is grand, starting with the vista. Its possible to scan the South Shore as far as the Mid Ocean Club from this Knapton Estates, Smiths home. Inside, theres a grand foyer with a vaulted ceiling, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances and a spacious family room. Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty…

Rational solutions the way forward

Source: The Royal Gazette The violent confrontation which erupted between protesters and police last December 2 at the entrance to the House of Assembly is now a sad piece of our history, but there are lessons from what could have been a truly nasty scene, for everyone, including both political groups, the police, and…

Attempted hack of Miles Market systems

Source: The Royal Gazette Miles Markets IT system was subject to an attempted hacking resulting in customers having to pay in cash only for a limited period. According to CEO of the Waterfront Group of Companies Will Cox, the stores antiviral protection measures caught everything. Mr Cox said We did have some system issues…

Tropical Storm Gert gains strength

Source: The Royal Gazette Tropical Storm Gert is increasing in strength and is expected to reach its closest approach to Bermuda on Wednesday at 6am. At that time it is forecast to be 276 nautical miles to the north-north-west of the island but it could still move closer after that time. At 6pm today,…

Aircraft makes emergency landing

Source: The Royal Gazette A JetBlue flight that reported smoke in its avionics compartment diverted to the island earlier today. According to Acting Lieutenant Russann Francis of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, a 911 call came at 5. 31 from the airport duty officer Lisa Wilson. The JetBlue airbus 369 was on its…

Sand Castle Competition Set For September 2

Source: Bernews The public is invited to the Bermuda Sand Castle Competition, set to be held on Saturday, September 2 at Horseshoe Bay Beach. Organizer, Hannah Strang, tells Bernews of her unlikely career rooted in the competition. Hannah says she grew up building sand castles on the beach with her friends and… Link:

Islands success against HIV, syphilis

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda has officially eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis joining just five other countries worldwide to achieve the goal, according to Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health. The transmission of the virus from an HIV-positive mother to her child during pregnancy, labour, delivery or breastfeeding is known by the.…

30 Minute Video: August 14 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Flight Diverts Due To Smoke In Compartment

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were on scene at the airport this evening [Aug 14], as a JetBlue flight traveling to the Dominican Republic diverted to Bermuda due to “smoke in the avionics compartment,” with the plane safely touching down at 5.50pm. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Acting Lieutenant… Link:

Find your Inner Sanctuary

Source: The Royal Gazette Help fund the Africa Yoga Project with a yoga and pilates Practice in the Park on Saturday, August 26th. Starting 9am at Barrs Bay Park, join teachers from Lucky Elephant Yoga Studio for 45 minutes of pilates led by Vehia, followed by 45 minutes of yoga led by Ewa. There…

Weather Forecast For Tuesday August 15

Source: Bernews Tuesday, August 15 is expected to be partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning, with the high to be near 30°C/86°F and the low to be near 27°C/81°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near… Link:

Cooney and Tucker join LOM board

Source: The Royal Gazette Insurance veteran Robert Cooney and tourism industry veteran Dennis Tucker have been appointed as independent directors of LOM Financial Ltd. The new recruits will serve on the boards of the investment firms three Bermuda-regulated subsidiaries. Mr Cooneys lengthy career in the Bermuda insurance industry includes a tenure as the. ..

Ministry: Mother-to-Child Transmission Eliminated

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Health announced that the World Health Organization [WHO] in conjunction with the Pan American Health Organisation [PAHO], recently declared that Bermuda has “eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis [EMTCT]—joining a very short list of just five other countries worldwide to have achieved this goal.” “Transmission of… Link:

Cup Match festivities highlighted by GQ

Source: The Royal Gazette Cup Match was today declared the most fun island party you have never heard of by glossy mens magazine GQ. In an article appearing online this afternoon, GQ highlighted the annual celebration and cricket game with a picture spread of the event by photographer Harry. .. Link: Cup Match

Model shoot at Hamilton Princess

Source: The Royal Gazette The Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club is to be the backdrop for a fashion shoot for US clothing brand Lilly Pulitzer. A spokeswoman for the hotel said its infinity pool and Southampton beach club will feature in the fashion brands next shoot its first in Bermuda. The images will be…

Scholarship chance for future leaders

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudians are encouraged to apply for scholarships on the British governments global leadership programme. The Chevening Awards offer fully-funded scholarships and fellowships for future leaders and influencers to study in Britain, according to a press release from Government House. Successful applicants for the 2018-19 year will. .. Link: Scholarship

Photos: ‘Naked Canvas’ Art & Fashion Show

Source: Bernews Fashion and art merged at the ‘Naked Canvas’ fashion showcase, which showcased the work of local fashion designers Desiree Riley, James Lee, and Raffine Whaley; along with local artists Chakara Burrows, Talisa Dyer, and Calix Smith. In describing the event, a spokesperson said, “October 18, 2016 was the date of… Link:

Mathias joins Fidelis board

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian-based insurance and reinsurance company Fidelis Insurance has appointed group chief risk officer Charles Mathias to its board. Mr Mathias replaces Neil McConachie, who resigned as group chief financial officer and director earlier this year. Richard Brindle, chairman of Fidelis, said Charles Mathiass impact, as group. .. Link: Mathias

TS Gert remains a potential threat

Source: The Royal Gazette Tropical Storm Gert is still considered a potential threat to the island and is expected to produce moderate swells and possible showers this week. According to the Bermuda Weather Services noon update, the storm is expected to pass 284 nautical miles to the islands northwest at around 11pm. ..

Cox & Wilkinson Win Gold Medals In Costa Rica

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Kaelin Cox and Garon Wilkinson made an excellent showing to win gold medals at the Panamerican Kung fu & Taiji Championships in Costa Rica. Cox and Wilkinson put it all on the line in their final event to claim gold over Brazil and USA in Duilian. They explained that… Link:

‘Battle On The Rock’ Hydroflight Contest

Source: Bernews Thrill seekers and spectators can experience a new event later this month, as 32 of the world’s best hydroflight athletes will take part in a two-day competition in Hamilton Harbour during “Battle on the Rock” on August 25th and 26th. “Bringing you awesome aerial tricks up to 60ft above the… Link:

Carifesta team to share Bermudas culture

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas Carifesta participants have been wished good luck as they prepare to show off the islands culture in Barbados. Carifesta involves countries of the Caribbean and Latin America who gather to celebrate the spirit of their people through the expressions of art, craft, music, food, fashion, film, folklore, health and…

Chevening Scholarship Programme Launches

Source: Bernews Government House has announced that applications for the 2018/2019 Chevening Awards are now open. A Government House spokesperson said, “We are pleased to announce that applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Awards are now open. Applications from Bermuda are encouraged to apply. “Chevening is the UK government’s global leadership programme, offering fully-funded… Link:

Hamilton Princess Collaborates With Lilly Pulitzer

Source: Bernews Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has collaborated with Lilly Pulitzer for the brand’s Resort 2018 collection launching October 19, 2017. As part of the relationship, Hamilton Princess’ private Beach Club and infinity pool will serve as the backdrop for the American resort wear brand’s latest fashion shoot, which will appear… Link:

CARIFESTA Participants To Travel To Barbados

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s CARIFESTA participants are preparing to journey to Barbados on Wednesday morning to represent Bermuda at the region’s most celebrated cultural extravaganza. “Last week the Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva, Permanent Secretary Mr. Wayne Carey and the Director of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Mrs.… Link:

Visitors book on U-boats off Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette When Gilbert Lamb found four castaways off St Davids in 1942, he had to help. The Canadian merchant marines were emaciated after rowing their lifeboat 400 miles their schooner ltigtHelen Forseyltigt sank after a German U-boat attack. After Mr Lamb guided the men to shore, they gifted him their lifeboat.…

Gerova swindler sentenced for another scam

Source: The Royal Gazette NEW YORK Bloomberg A Los Angeles man who was born into a life of white-collar crime with an opulent lifestyle was ordered to serve more than 14 years behind bars for ripping off poor Native Americans, a sentence that tacked five years to time hes already doing for ripping off…

The show MUST go on!

Source: The Royal Gazette When her family asked what she wanted for her 80th birthday, June Caisey said, A show. Its what theyve done every year. As it turned out, the family gathered for afternoon tea in her honour on June 24 however Ms Caisey will get her wish. Caisey Family Productions returns with…

Richards warns of financial catastrophe

Source: The Royal Gazette Former finance minister Bob Richards has warned of catastrophic consequences if Bermuda does not heed a series of international dangers. The islands OECD assessment is up for renewal, Mr Richards said, while a blacklist threat still lurks from the European Unions Code of Conduct Group, and the eyes of the…

Flying the flag was awesome, says Fiddick

Source: The Royal Gazette Daniel Fiddick, Bermudas flag-bearer at the NatWest Island Games in June, and Christina Duff clinched the pairs title at the Corona Co-Ed Beach Volleyball Tournament at Horseshoe Bay on Saturday. Fiddick said the Island Games, held in Gotland, Sweden was an awesome experience. He added It was so nice to…

Stovell does the damage for St Davids

Source: The Royal Gazette Dion Stovell is closing in on his third straight Premier Division title after starring with the bat and ball for St Davids against Western Stars at Lords yesterday. Stovell, who claimed six wickets and scored 70 runs in his teams five-wicket win, also won the title last season with St…

Firefighter launches martial arts club

Source: The Royal Gazette Firefighter Mark Prior aims to turn up the heat in the fight world. For Mr Prior, a member of the Bermuda Fire amp Rescue Service, has opened Bermuda Combat Club dedicated to the gentle art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts cage fighting. The training also includes other core…

Rookies ride wave to glory

Source: The Royal Gazette The 2017 Rubis Around the Island Power Boat Race will go down in history as the year of rookie. All three of the class winners had a rookie in the cockpit, including the A class entry, driven by pilot Shaki Easton and rookie co-pilotowner Errin Butterfield, which was the first…

Loss of child puts things into perspective

Source: The Royal Gazette Hes lost elections and leadership battles, been through spells as public enemy number one for his blunt approach to finances, and even been accused of taking bribes from the Canadian government. But considering what Bob Richards has been through in his personal life, the trials and tribulations of Bermuda politics…

U/15 Football Team To Play Against Martinique

Source: Bernews The Bermuda U15 football team is getting set to take part in the 2017 CONCACAF Boys Under-15 Championship in Bradenton, Florida. Bermuda will play its first game today against Martinique, on Tuesday, August 15th Bermuda will match up against El Salvador, and on Thursday, August 17 Bermuda will take on Cuba.… Link:

County Cup: Southampton Rangers Defeat PHC

Source: Bernews The defending champions Southampton Rangers won the toss and sent PHC to bat, they restricted them to 129/9 after their 50 overs with Tre Manders the top scorer with 71, Kevin Tucker was the pick of the Southampton Rangers bowlers with figures of 10-1-27-3. In reply, Allan Douglas scored 64… Link:

Bermuda Combat Club Holds Grand Opening

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Combat Club Ltd. held their grand opening Saturday [Aug 12] featuring Bermuda’s first ever Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling tournament titled: “Bermuda Combat Club Submission Grappling Championship” and showcased 16 out of its 35 members’ men & women ranging from 115lbs to 208lbs. Mark Prior, CEO of Bermuda Combat… Link:

Fidelis Appoints Charles Mathias To Board

Source: Bernews Fidelis Insurance announced the appointment of Charles Mathias, Group Chief Risk Officer, to the Board of Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited [FIHL], subject to regulatory approvals. He succeeds Neil McConachie who resigned as Group Chief Financial Officer and Director earlier this year, and who retains a consulting relationship with Fidelis until… Link:

Fitted Dinghy: Challenger II & Elizabeth Win

Source: Bernews The 2017 Bermuda Fitted Dinghy Racing Season continued in Granaway Deep with the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club hosting three races. Owen Siese sailing Challenger II out of the Sandys Boat Club won the A.S. Cooper Cup, with Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Contest III skippered by Julia Lines second. Elizabeth… Link:

BF&M Share Repurchases For July 2017

Source: Bernews In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], BF&M Limited advised that pursuant to its share repurchase programme, during the month of July 2017 the company repurchased 13,458 common shares at an average price of $20.60. The Company advised the repurchased shares were reserved for issuance. Related Stories BF&M… Link:

Photos, Results & Video: Around The Island Race

Source: Bernews [Updated with video] Shaki Easton and Errin Butterfield took the finish line and A-Class honours in the 2017 Around the Island Powerboat Race today [Aug 13] when they crossed the line first in A26 with a time of 1 hour 6 minutes. Ryan Resendes and Josh Allen won in B-Class… Link:

Download Bernews Free Chrome Extension

Source: Bernews Providing you with yet another handy way to access the latest news from across the island, the Bernews Chrome Extension allows you to get the latest headlines directly in your browser, installing a small icon that, when clicked, shows the latest five headlines. The extension is completely free and can… Link:

Junior Cyclists Dominate BBA Presidents Cup

Source: Bernews The 2017 BBA Presidents Cup took place this morning [Aug 13], with junior riders dominating as Matthew Oliveira, Conor White and Kaden Hopkins finished one, two and three, while Junior Alyssa Rowse won the Ladies title. Oliveira clocked a winning time of 33:35.8, with White second in a time of… Link:

Marked increase in gonorrhoea cases

Source: The Royal Gazette There has been a marked increase in cases of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea in Bermuda according to the Depaertment of Health. The increase began in June and appears to be growing, the department said, with those affected ranging from 20 to 50 and half the cases in those aged…

Health Dept: Increase In Cases Of Gonorrhea

Source: Bernews There is a “marked increase in cases of gonorrhea in Bermuda,” the Department of Health said, adding that the “increase began in June and seems to be continuing.” “Of those cases reported, the ages range from about 20 to 50, with half of the cases in persons aged 26 years… Link:

Simmons arrested after Ambiance fight

Source: The Royal Gazette Bar owner Carlton Simmons has been arrested after he and another man suffered stab wounds in a fight in his Ambiance Lounge. Mr Simmons, 40, and a 32-year-old man were taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after the incident in the Ewing Street club at 4. 15am yesterday. This…

32-Year-Old Man In ICU, 40-Year-Old Arrested

Source: Bernews A 32-year-old man is in stable condition in the ICU and a 40-year-old man has been arrested following the altercation at the Ambiance Lounge on Ewing Street at 4:15am on Saturday, the police have confirmed. “Police have commenced an investigation into an altercation that took place at the Ambiance Lounge… Link:

‘Bermuda Privateer’ Follows Adventures At Sea

Source: Bernews A newly published book titled The Bermuda Privateer [The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels] is “an action-filled sea story with layered storylines and a modern storyteller’s voice.” The book description says “All sea stories should tell you something new, and The Bermuda Privateer meets that criterion in spades. Fast paced and… Link:

Tropical depression a potential threat

Source: The Royal Gazette A tropical depression in the Atlantic has been described as a potential threat to Bermuda. Tropical Depression 8, which has winds of 30 knots and gusts of 40 knots, is forecast to pass 238 nautical miles to the north-west of the island on Tuesday at 2pm, although the Bermuda Weather…

Photos: Go Down Berries Concert On The Water

Source: Bernews The Go Down Berries hosted their annual ‘floating concert’ over the Cup Match holiday, treating people to a musical performance against the backdrop of the island’s waters. They ran a crowd funding campaign in advance of the event, saying: “The charity we’ve chosen to support this year is the scholarship… Link:

Tropical Depression Eight Is “Potential Threat”

Source: Bernews Tropical Depression Eight is a “potential threat” to Bermuda the Bermuda Weather Service said today [Aug 13], with its closest point of approach to the island within 72 hrs forecast to be 238nm to the NW at 2pm on Tuesday [Aug 15], with the BWS noting that “this system may… Link:

2017/18 BNAA Events Calendar Now Available

Source: Bernews The 2017/2018 Bermuda National Athletic Association [BNAA] events calendar is now available, highlighting a series of events leading the BNAA into September of 2018. The new calendar opens with the Labour Day Walk and Race on September 4, 2017 and ends with the Youth Olympic Games from September 11 to… Link:

Video: Sunday August 13 ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews Actor Earl Cameron celebrating his 100th birthday; Chloe Smith, Tashae Trott, and Phoebe Barboza being awarded Paget Parish Scholarship Awards, an eco-conscious baby and child store opening, Allan Douglas Jr. winning the Safe Hands Award, the CPAD Futsal Team winning a gold medal in Florida, and Andrea McKey winning a… Link:

One Communications July Share Repurchases

Source: Bernews In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], One Communications Ltd., advised that pursuant to its share repurchase programme, during the month of July 2017 the company repurchased 2,200 of its common shares at an average price of $2.15 for immediate cancellation. Related Stories One Communications June Share Repurchases… Link:

Hockey Results: Bermuda Defeat Rochester

Source: Bernews The Bermuda’s Women’s National Hockey Team defeated the University of Rochester 3 – 0 at the National Sports Center. Bermuda took the lead on the stroke of half time with a field goal off the stick of Chrysda Smith. Alex Francis then doubled the Bermuda lead with a field goal… Link:

Black Watch Pass crash victim named

Source: The Royal Gazette Collins Smith, 52, has been named as the motorcyclist killed after crashing on Black Watch Pass, Pembroke, yesterday. Mr Collins was travelling south when he apparently lost control of his bike and hit the side of the road at about 6. 30pm, according to the Bermuda Police Service. He was…

Police Confirm Death: 52-Year-Old Collins Smith

Source: Bernews [Updated] The police have now confirmed the death of 52-year-old Collins Smith following a collision on Black Watch Pass. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 52-year-old Collins Smith who tragically lost his life after being involved in a single vehicle collision, which… Link:

Photos: Superyacht D’Natalin IV Visits Island

Source: Bernews The 164-foot superyacht D’Natalin IV recently paid a visit to St. George’s, giving locals a look at the custom-built vessel, owned by businessman Dennis M. Jones. Mr. Jones reportedly paid $34 million for the superyacht, representing a small fraction of his multi-billion dollar fortune; according to a story in the New York Times, Mr. Jones… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday August 13

Source: Bernews Sunday, August 13 is expected to see scattered showers and thunderstorms, with the high to be near 30°C/86°F and the low to be near 27°C/80°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 74%. Sunrise will be at 6.41am and… Link:

Huddersfield Win First Premier League Game

Source: Bernews With Bermudian striker Nahki Wells out with an ankle injury, his Huddersfield Town team made their English Premier League debut today [Aug 12] in spectacular fashion, earning a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace. The club’s match report said, “The eagerly anticipated opening day of the season was a joyous occasion for Huddersfield Town… Link:

Advisory: Road Works Set For Aug 17 & 18

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public about upcoming road works that will take place on Thursday, August 17th and Friday, August 18th. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to advise the public of the following upcoming road works: “On Thursday & Friday 17th… Link:

Customs cannabis policy has not changed

Source: The Royal Gazette The Customs Department has not changed its policy on importing cannabis-related items, shop owners have been advised. It follows confusion on social media after Customs sent businesses a letter warning them food, drink and beauty products containing hemp are being sold in local shops. That Link: Customs cannabis policy

Pedestrian and motorcyclist injured in crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A motorcyclist and an elderly pedestrian have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a road accident in Warwick this morning. The female motorcyclist, 28, was driving along Middle Road, just east of Lindos, at about 9am when she struck the 76-year-old man. At about 10. 30am, police were…

Motorcyclist & Pedestrian Suffer Serious Injuries

Source: Bernews A female motorcyclist and a male pedestrian have been transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital with “serious” injuries sustained in a collision this morning on Middle Road in Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “First responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place around 9am this morning… Link:

Poetry Book Explores Bermuda, Identity & More

Source: Bernews Bermudian poet Nancy Anne Miller has released a new poetry book entitled Island Bound Mail, which is described as exploring issues such as an “identity formed in exile, the complexities of belonging, and reveals the multilayers of colonial life on a semitropical island almost seven hundred miles out at sea.” The book’s… Link:

People gave verdict on protest at election

Source: The Royal Gazette Pepper-sprayed MP Lawrence Scott yesterday said that a new report on the December 2 protest at the House of Assembly did not speak as loudly as last months election result. Mr Scott added that the results of the General Election on July 18 gave him more closure on the incident…

A bad day for Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtShortly after 1pm on December 2 last year, a heated demonstration against the One Bermuda Alliances airport development proposal turned violent as police were assaulted and protesters were pepper-sprayed. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt looks at seven factors behind one of the most contentious days in the islands recent. .. Link:

Trott in West Ham squad

Source: The Royal Gazette Nathan Trott moved a step closer to his dream of playing in the Premier League after being named in West Ham Uniteds first-team squad for the 2017-18 season. The Bermudian goalkeeper is among the Hammerss 46-man roster that manager Slaven Bilic will select from over the course of the upcoming…

Butterfield killed by two stab wounds to chest

Source: The Royal Gazette Raymond Butterfield died as a result of two stab wounds to the chest, a jury was told yesterday. A post mortem found that the 28-year-old footballer suffered two stab wounds, one which punctured his left lung and a second which struck an artery. The Supreme Court also heard he suffered…

Providing solace to patients

Source: The Royal Gazette There are times in life when you need to cling tighter to your faith. The chapel at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital has given solace to patients and their families for decades. Established by the Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda in the old wing of the Point Finger Road facility, it…

Eversley and Franks put title on line

Source: The Royal Gazette There is something special about the Rubis Around the Island Race, which brings the very best out of Steven Eversley and Brandon Franks. The dynamic duo always seem to rise for the big occasion and it remains to be seen if they can maintain their stranglehold in the D Class…

How stamp duty can sometimes be avoided

Source: The Royal Gazette Did everyone have a reality check after Cup Match? An exciting array of great reader questions arrived at my inbox in the last couple of weeks. So! This week we focus on a discussion of the Bermuda Primary Family Homestead Certificate. ltbgtReaderltbgt We are inquiring about your article a couple…

Williams juices up her career

Source: The Royal Gazette Chefanices Williams kept falling back into bad habits when she tried to adopt a healthier diet. It wasnt until she started a summer internship at OM Juicery that she was finally able to kick them for good. The 18-year-old, who is about to start studying nursing at the Northern Caribbean…

Police Confirm Two Men Injured In Altercation

Source: Bernews Two men got into an altercation in a club on Angle Street early this morning [Aug 12], “resulting in both men being taken to the hospital with apparent stab wounds,” the police confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to a report of an incident that took place at Ambiance… Link:

Motorcyclist Injured In Southampton Collision

Source: Bernews Emergency services responded to a collision this morning [Aug 12] on Middle Road in Southampton involving a motorcycle and car which resulted in the rider suffering “serious leg injuries”. A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 5:30am on Saturday August 12th, first responders attended a report of a two vehicle collision… Link:

Video: August 12th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Police confirm man dies following motorcycle collision on Black Watch Pass, Century Casinos details casino plans for Hamilton Princess, 164-foot superyacht D’Natalin IV visits island, Atlantic Rugby Cup held, KPMG Scholarship awarded to Conor Lohan, Minister Wayne Caines and MP Michael Dunkley on police complaints decision, new parking system at Par la… Link:

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 12

Source: Bernews The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 5th. On Saturday the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Monday the Anthem… Link:

Jonte Smith: Should Be Equal, End of Discussion

Source: Bernews The UK’s Channel 4 news channel has featured a story on Lewes Football Club becoming the first football club to pay male and female players equally, with their broadcast featuring Bermudian Jonte Smith, who said that from “non-league to professional, it should be equal and that’s pretty much the end… Link:

Wild Herbs & Plants To Host Cooking Classes

Source: Bernews Wild Herbs n Plants in Bermuda will be offering Cooking Classes on Sunday, August 20th from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. A spokesperson said, “We are proud to announce our first Vegan Cooking Class combined with Wild Herbs and Plants you can find growing in Bermuda. These classes will be offered for a… Link:

Somers Limited July 2017 Share Repurchases

Source: Bernews In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], Somers Limited announced that during the month of July 2017, Somers purchased 9,100 of its own common shares at an average cost of $13.05 per share. The Shares will be cancelled with immediate effect. Somers Limited is a listed financial services… Link:

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 11 2017

Source: Bernews August 11 saw 68,391 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $204,580.50 BD. 66,666 shares were traded by LOM Financial Limited, closing even at $2.50 per share, while another 775 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing even at $34.00 per share. 700 shares were… Link:

Man dies in crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A 52-year-old man has died following a single-vehicle crash in Pembroke this evening. It happened on Black Watch Pass at around 6. 30pm. According to police, the man was travelling south when it appears that he lost control of his motorcycle. He was transported to hospital where he was later…

Police Confirm Man Dies Following Collision

Source: Bernews Police have confirmed that a man has died following a motorcycle collision on Black Watch Pass this evening [Aug 11]. A police spokesperson said, “First responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place on Black Watch Pass in Pembroke on Friday at 6:30pm. “Details are still… Link:

Video: Interview With Patricia Gordon Pamplin

Source: Bernews Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including their election loss, how the OBA governed, their communications, and whether she wants to be the party leader on a long term basis. Speaking with guest interviewer… Link:

Six stocks trade as LOM sees heavy volume

Source: The Royal Gazette Six stocks traded on the Bermuda Stock Exchange today, as BFampM Ltd and Ascendant Group Ltd advanced. The most heavily traded issue was LOM Financial Ltd, which saw 66,666 shares change hands as its price remained unchanged on 2. 50. Ascendant, owner of power utility Belco, was the biggest climber,…

Customs Clarifies Rules, Hemp Products Letter

Source: Bernews The Customs Department said there has been no change in policy regarding the import prohibition on cannabis, cannabis resin or cannabinoids, and confirmed they sent a letter to traders earlier this month that “simply restates the effect of the relevant legal provisions.” This follows after discussion in which one store… Link:

Par-la-Ville parking system launches Monday

Source: The Royal Gazette A new barrier system at Par-la-Ville car park will be operational on Monday morning. The Corporation of Hamilton said the system is now fully operational. The car park is an all-day car park so motorists can park for 2 per hour, or any part thereof, from 8am to 6pm, a…

Michael Dunkley On Police Complaints Decision

Source: Bernews “This report and others unequivocally dispels misinformation to suggest the OBA Government was in any way responsible for BPS actions or for ordering pepper spraying,” MP Michael Dunkley said today, adding that he hopes that “out of this most unfortunate day lessons have been learned and we all work together… Link:

30 Minute Video: August 11 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Weather Forecast For Saturday August 12

Source: Bernews Saturday, August 12 is expected to see sunshine along with some cloudy intervals, with the high to be near 30°C/86°F and the low to be near 27°C/81°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ESE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 73%. Sunrise will be at… Link:

New Parking System At Par la Ville Starts Monday

Source: Bernews The Corporation of Hamilton announced that the Par la Ville car park barrier system is “fully functional and will be in operation starting 8am Monday August 14th.” “The car park is an all-day car park so motorists can park for $2 per hour, or any part thereof, from 8am to 6pm… Link:

Bascomes school bag launch

Source: The Royal Gazette Nikki Bascome, the Bermuda boxer, will be hosting a school bag launch at Brown and Co Bookmart on Front Street tomorrow. The bags, branded with Bascomes Fresh amp Hungry logo, will be given to the first 20 children who bring a list of the five things that inspire them the…

Minister, Commissioner on police report

Source: The Royal Gazette A decision handed down by the Police Complaints Authority on the confrontation between police and demonstrators blocking Parliament has been described by Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, as disturbing and lacking the closure only proper accountability can bring. Meanwhile Michael DeSilva, the Commissioner of Police said. ..

Rawlins & Sussex Win T20 Championships

Source: Bernews Bermudian Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates are the 2017 2nd XI T20 champions after beating Hampshire by 24 runs in the final at Arundel on Thursday, August 10th. The Sussex County Cricket Club website said, ““Batting first, Sussex posted a highly competitive 171-6 in their 20 overs. Luke Wells… Link:

Investment fund ordered to wind up

Source: The Royal Gazette A Bermudian-registered investment fund has been ordered by the Supreme Court to wind up because the islands financial regulator found it had breached several regulations. The Bermuda Monetary Authority petitioned the Supreme Court to wind up Cumulus Eastern European Property Fund Ltd, pursuant to section 361b of the Investment Funds.…

TCD closed for today

Source: The Royal Gazette Both the Transport Control Department and the Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd have both closed for the remainder of today, as a result of a lack of running water in the building. Technical experts are establishing necessary repairs, a spokesman said, and it is expected that the facilities will be open…

Cup Match fight charge dropped

Source: The Royal Gazette Charges were this morning dropped against a man who had been accused of a fight at Cup Match. Prosecutors offered no evidence against NZhari Phillips, 21, at a hearing in Magistrates Court and Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo dismissed the charges. Charges, however, remain against Cameron Clacker, 17, Jomari Gooden, 18, and.…

Man charged with stealing cash, jewellery

Source: The Royal Gazette A Warwick man has been charged with using force to steal jewellery and cash in an incident earlier this week. Bryce Daniels, 22, appeared in Magistrates Court this morning charged with a single count of robbery using force. The court heard that the offence allegedly took place in St Georges…

Minister Caines On Police Complaints Decision

Source: Bernews [Updated] “Disturbing and lacking the closure only proper accountability can bring,” is the view expressed by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines after his review of the decision of the Police Complaints Authority about the police use of pepper spray during the protests on December 2nd 2016 at the House… Link:

Hamilton Princess casino plans detailed

Source: The Royal Gazette The proposed casino at the Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club will feature 17 gaming tables and 200 slot machines, according to international casino entertainment company Century Casinos. There will also be an automated roulette machine on the main floor, high limit area and private room in the approximately 12,000 square…

Conor Lohan Awarded 2017 KPMG Scholarship

Source: Bernews The Managing Directors of KPMG in Bermuda announced that this year’s KPMG Scholarship has been awarded to Conor Lohan, a graduate of The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and aims to obtain his Chartered Professional Accounting designation upon… Link:

Roadworks planned for Parsons Road

Source: The Royal Gazette A section of Parsons Road will be reduced to one lane on Thursday and Friday next week as resurfacing work takes place. The measure will be enforced between Roberts Avenue and the roundabout at Montpelier Road and Frog Lane during off-peak times, according to a press release from the Ministry…

Fantasy Football sign-up details

Source: The Royal Gazette The time for talking and misplaced optimism is over and that can mean only one thing the return of The Royal Gazette Fantasy Football league. So stop analysing the fixture list, go to www. premierleague. com, pick your squad and enter The Royal Gazette League code ltbgt1129264-541165ltbgt. Once again, there…

Eight Dancers Receive Scholarship Awards

Source: Bernews The National Dance Foundation of Bermuda announced that eight of Bermuda’s most talented young dancers — Ravi Cannonier-Watson, Mikayla Wilson, Jada Pearman, Shanna Henry, Rihanna Evelyn, Marcus Smith, Taylor Railton and Alexis Smith — have all received scholarships. “It is these scholarships that will enable and support these gifted young Bermudians… Link:

BMA: Company Winds Up Due To Rule Breaches

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Monetary Authority said they have “successfully petitioned the Supreme Court of Bermuda to wind up Cumulus Eastern European Property Fund Limited [Cumulus] pursuant to section 36[1][b] of the Investment Funds Act 2006 [the IFA] and the provisions of the Companies Act 1981. Cumulus was authorised as a Standard Fund on… Link:

BTA positive about working with new minister

Source: The Royal Gazette The change in government will not have a significant impact on the Bermuda Tourism Authority, CEO Kevin Dallas said yesterday. Speaking after the release of the latest tourism statistics, Mr Dallas said the BTA had a solid working relationship with the Progressive Labour Party and the new tourism minister Jamahl…

Smith Drug cheats one step ahead

Source: The Royal Gazette Tyrone Smith admits it often feels like he is being punished as a clean athlete in a sport blighted by drug cheats. The long jumper sometimes wonders about the Olympic finals in which he might have qualified, the podiums he could have reached, not to mention the endorsement deals he…

Designer who wears his art on his sleeve

Source: The Royal Gazette On a scale of one to ten, Karl Sternath gives fashion a nine in terms of importance. He loves looking trendy. I dont want to say what my age is, but I dont think I look it, the artist said. So I like to look stylish in a casual way.…

Dockyard sees opportunities in wake of AC35

Source: The Royal Gazette The Americas Cup may have ended but Bermuda and especially Dockyard has new and exciting things on the horizon. Among the West End Development Corporations plans are new tourist accommodations on site and a new transport museum. Andrew Dias, the general manager of Wedco, said Dockyard has some new opportunities…

Answered prayers and mixed blessings

Source: The Royal Gazette Its often said that more tears are shed over answered prayers than the unanswered variety, and this holds particularly true in the political field. The Progressive Labour Party defied its own expectations with last months stunning election victory over the One Bermuda Alliance, securing landslide majorities both in terms of…

‘Century Casinos’ Submits Joint Application

Source: Bernews Century Casinos announced that it has jointly submitted a license application for a casino at the Hamilton Princess, saying the proposed casino will have approximately 12,000 square feet of gaming space with 17 gaming tables, 200 slot machines, an automated roulette machine on its main casino floor and more. This follows… Link:

Video: Saracens Defeat USA Islanders 92-0

Source: Bernews The 2017 Atlantic Rugby Cup took place last night [Aug 11], with Saracens recording an overwhelming victory, defeating the USA Islanders 92 – 0 at the National Sports Center. Saracens jumped out to an early 29 – 0 lead in the first half and then scored an additional 63 second… Link:

Registration For 2017 Dive In Festival Launches

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s re/insurance community will once again join Lloyd’s of London and cities around the world next month in an initiative aimed at highlighting the business case for diverse and inclusive workplaces and providing practical ideas and inspiration for how to bring about positive change. “The Dive In festival will take… Link:

Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

Source: Bernews [Opinion column written by John Barritt] That was fun, Pat. For over a week afterwards, I was still getting positive feedback about Bernews’ election night coverage. The audience reach was nothing short of impressive, both here and abroad. Well done – and thank you. People then asked what the result means. It… Link:

Video: August 11th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews The complaints about the police use of pepper spray in December 2016 “cannot be upheld,” physique athlete Hafid James awarded IFBB Pro Card, vacation air arrivals increased 15% in the second quarter, National Dance Foundation of Bermuda scholarship awardees, Bill Murray “wowed” by Rebecca Faulkenberry’s performance, America’s Cup impact on tourism, and Chloe Smith,… Link:

Hamilton To Be Lead Sponsor Of Conference

Source: Bernews Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda-based holding company for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the US and at Lloyd’s, will be Lead Sponsor of a new conference focused on disruptive technology and its effect on the evolution of the insurance and reinsurance markets. Hamilton Re CEO Kathleen… Link:

AGER Bermuda To Acquire Aegon Ireland

Source: Bernews AGER Bermuda Holding Ltd. [AGER], the holding company of Athene Holding Ltd.’s [Athene] European group companies, will acquire Aegon Ireland plc [Aegon Ireland], a Dublin-based insurer. Consideration for the transaction will be approximately 81% of the own funds of Aegon Ireland as of closing. Solvency II own funds of Aegon… Link:

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 10 2017

Source: Bernews August 10 saw 2,200 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $30,500.00 BD. 2,100 shares were traded by Somers Limited, closing down 1.9% at $13.00 per share, while another 100 shares were traded by Watlington Waterworks Ltd, closing down 9.1% at $25.00 per share. The BSX finished at… Link:

Inflation rate fell in June

Source: The Royal Gazette The annual inflation rate dipped to 1. 8 per cent in June, down from 2. 4 per cent the month before. The main driver in the increased cost of living was the fuel and power sector, which climbed 11. 2 per cent from the year before. This increase was mainly…

No misconduct by police in protest clash

Source: The Royal Gazette A scar on Bermudas history has been left by the December 2 clash between police and protesters outside Parliament, according to a report on the incident given by the Police Complaints Authority. However, the six-person group concluded that officers did not engage in misconduct with their tactics. Long anticipated, the…

Huddersfield’s First Premier Match On Saturday

Source: Bernews Huddersfield Town will travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday [Aug 12] for their first match in the English Premier League, however they will be without the services of Bermuda’s Nahki Wells who is out with an ankle injury. The club’s website said, “Huddersfield Town will travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday… Link:

Somers and Watlington fall

Source: The Royal Gazette Somers Ltd and Watlington Waterworks Ltd fell in light Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. Somers, the financial-services holding company that owns Bermuda Commercial Bank, fell 25 cents, or 1. 9 per cent, to close the day on 13, as 2,100 shares changed hands. Watlington fell 2. 50, or 9. 1…

PCA: “Complaints Received Cannot Be Upheld”

Source: Bernews [Updated] The decision on the complaints filed by 26 people following the police use of pepper spray in December 2016 has just been released, with the Police Complaints Authority concluding that “no misconduct can be attributed to Officers at the Parliamentary grounds and thus the complaints received cannot be upheld,” however… Link:

Murrays praise for Faulkenberry

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian performer Rebecca Faulkenberry has earned praise for her role in ltigtGroundhog Day ltigtfrom the star of the original film, Bill Murray. According to an article in the ltigt Link: Murrays praise for Faulkenberry

30 Minute Video: August 10 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Weather Forecast For Friday August 11

Source: Bernews Friday, August 11 is expected to be mainly sunny, with the high to be near 29°C/85°F and the low to be near 27°C/80°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ESE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 70%. Sunrise will be at 6.40am and sunset will… Link:

BTA Release Statistics On AC Tourism Impact

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Tourism Authority released statistics covering the time span the island hosted the America’s Cup, saying the average hotel rate for June was 30% higher [increase of $133.38 per night] when compared to June 2016, and June hotel occupancy was 79.4%, which was on “par with the performance seen… Link:

Trio get scholarships from Paget Council

Source: The Royal Gazette Chloe Smith, Tashae Trott, and Phoebe Barboza are the new recipients of the Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship and Bursary Award. Chloe will receive 5,000 each year for the next four years as she begins her studies at Western University, Canada, undertaking a Bachelors of Engineering. Tashae will receive a continuance…

Bill Murray “Wowed” By Rebecca Faulkenberry

Source: Bernews On Tuesday night, actor Bill Murray went to see Groundhog Day, the Broadway musical in which Bermuda’s Rebecca Faulkenberry stars, where he was reportedly “wowed” by her performance. Ms Faulkenberry posted on social media saying, “Bill Murray was so nice, and complimentary of the show, as was his brother who… Link:

Changing Bermuda one glass at a time

Source: The Royal Gazette Hundreds of people are expected at a summer wine festival at Barrs Bay Park, Hamilton, on Saturday. The Uncorked event, coordinated by Cushi Ming, is designed to bring people together to meaningfully connect with each other, according to a flyer. It will feature wine-tasting, wine-themed games and live performances, with…

Students book about Uighurs on sale now

Source: The Royal Gazette A Bermudian schoolgirls book about the Uighurs brought to Bermuda from Guantnamo Bay is now on sale with proceeds going to support their legal costs. ltigtUyghurs Prisoners in Paradise,ltigt written by 16-year-old Hasna Turner, started as a personal project at Somersfield Academy, but Hansa hopes it will raise awareness. ..

BTA: Vacation Air Arrivals Up 15 Percent In Q2

Source: Bernews Higher volumes of vacationers who are younger and spending more money on-island are fuelling another growth year for the Bermuda tourism industry through the first six months of 2017, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The BTA said, “Air visitor spending is up 31 percent [an additional $40 million] from… Link:

Saracens making a splash

Source: The Royal Gazette Saracens rugby union players took part in some unusual training at the Aquatics Facility at the National Sports Centre this week. The Aviva Premiership stars, who play USA Islanders in a pre-season friendly at North Field tonight, practised their passing while jumping off swimming pool diving boards. The European champions…

Men taken off the road for drink-driving

Source: The Royal Gazette A St Georges man who crashed his car close to home after he celebrated his birthday was today fined a total of 2,000 and taken off the roads for 18 months. Magistrates Court heard this morning that police officers attended a single-vehicle crash on Mullet Bay Road in the early…

Teen traffic offender fined and disqualified

Source: The Royal Gazette A teen who led police on a high-speed chase on his scooter was this morning fined more than 1,000 and banned from driving for 18 months. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo told Mica Hughes You are lucky you didnt kill yourself or somebody else. Hughes, 17, from Sandys, pleaded guilty in Magistrates…

Youth meeting on fiscal responsibility

Source: The Royal Gazette The importance of saving money will be the topic of discussion at a Generation Next town hall meeting next Wednesday. Micah Davis, the general manager of the Bermuda Credit Union, will give a presentation on fiscal responsibility at the event, in the Bermuda Industrial Unions Dr E. F. Gordon Hall.…

Video: Brown Named Cricket Player Of Week

Source: Bernews One Communications and the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] announced that the First Division Player of the Week is Hewvonnie Brown of Devonshire Recreation Club. Don Foggo from One Communications Marketing Coordinator presenting to Dennis Williams on behalf of Hewvonnie Brown A spokesperson said, “One Communications and the BCB are pleased… Link:

Physique: Hafid James Wins IFBB Pro Card

Source: Bernews Hafid James has been awarded an IFBB Pro Card following his impressive showing at the 2017 Ben Weider Legacy Cup in Aruba earlier this month, where he won his height class and was named the overall men’s physique winner. An International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness [IFBB] Pro Card allows bodybuilders… Link:

Generation Next To Hold Town Hall On Aug 16

Source: Bernews Generation Next is inviting all young people and their parents to attend a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, August 16th at 6.15pm in the Bermuda Industrial Union’s Dr. E. F Gordon Hall. A spokesperson said, “Generation Next invites all young people and their parents to attend the Generation Next Town… Link:

Young Reporter Interested In Youth Olympics?

Source: Bernews On behalf of the International Olympic Committee [IOC], the Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] put out a call to young Bermudians, aged 18 to 24, who are studying journalism at the post-secondary level [or already working as journalists] to apply for the IOC Young Reporters Programme. The BOA said, “The Programme… Link:

Consumer Price Index: Inflation Decreased 0.6%

Source: Bernews Consumers paid 1.8% more in June 2017 than they did a year ago for the basket of goods and services included in the Consumer Price Index [CPI], and the level of inflation decreased 0.6 percentage points from the 2.4% measured in May 2017. The Consumer Price Index report said, “Between… Link:

Smith, Trott & Barboza Awarded Scholarships

Source: Bernews The Paget Parish Council announced the recipients of its Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship and Bursary Awards as Chloe Smith, Tashae Trott, and Phoebe Barboza. “The Council has provided approximately $341,000 in scholarships to Paget university students over the past 16 years. Scholarships are based on academic excellence and financial need and… Link:

Wilkinson and Cox look to put on a show at kung fu tournament

Source: The Royal Gazette Garon Wilkinson and Kaelin Cox will represent Bermuda at the Second Pan American Kung Fu and Taijiquan Championships in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. The pair, who were unable to enter at lasts inaugural competition, headed to Central America yesterday and will compete in their events on Saturday and Sunday. Hosted by…

Hitting the road

Source: The Royal Gazette Road repaving on Church Street is expected to last through next week. Ian Hind, senior engineer with the City of Hamilton, said that the work between Par-la-Ville Road and Queen Street was being done because the road surface was worn, cracked and had trench scars. We will complete the eastbound…

Reddy credentials were questioned by police

Source: The Royal Gazette Mahesh Reddys medical credentials were called into question by detectives but later confirmed as acceptable by the islands registration body for doctors, according to records released under public access to information. Dr Reddy, medical director of Bermuda Healthcare Services, which is owned by former premier Ewart Brown, was arrested. ..

A special achievement by Bermudas best

Source: The Royal Gazette National pride was on display during a heart-warming reception at City Hall yesterday commemorating the 50th anniversary of the accomplishments of the Bermuda football team and sailors Eugene Penny Simmons and Richard Belvin at the 1967 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Canada. The Bermuda football team won the silver medal…

Future looks bright for organic juicery

Source: The Royal Gazette Things are getting brighter every day at OM Juicery both inside and out. An eye-catching mural now adorns the outside of the kitchen premises on Elliott Street. The artwork was created by six students from Berkeley Institute and it has given the business a happy, cheerful appearance. And that happy…

Outstanding students earn Chubb awards

Source: The Royal Gazette Two students with exceptional academic accomplishments and notable out-of-classroom pursuits, have been chosen for a scholarship and an educational award by the Chubb Charitable Foundation Bermuda. Leah Smith and Chiyaro Wedderburn are both heading to New York to continue their studies, and will benefit from financial backing and. ..

Jury sees CCTV footage of murder

Source: The Royal Gazette A female witness to the murder of Raymond Butterfield has admitted walking arm-in-arm with his alleged killer minutes before the attack. Mr Butterfield, 28, clashed with another man in the middle lane of East Broadway at about 11. 10pm on March 5 in CCTV footage shown to a Supreme Court…

Changing bike culture

Source: The Royal Gazette Like your first day of school or your first kiss, getting your bike licence is a rite of passage in Bermuda. Buying the bike, the helmet and the rain gear is all part of the process Antoine Richards is hoping the Bermuda Motorcycling Academy will become another part of the…

Message in bottle found on 9 Beaches

Source: The Royal Gazette A message in a bottle discovered in Bermuda over the weekend was set adrift hundreds of miles off the shores of the Azores on the same day two years earlier. Pam Amaral said her 19-year-old son, James, made the discovery on shore while the pair were boating and swimming off…

Student Publishes “Prisoners In Paradise” Book

Source: Bernews 16-year-old student Hasna Turner recently published a book titled “Uyghurs: Prisoners in Paradise,” which she began researching almost a year ago as part of her school project. Ms Turner started this project at the age of 15 as part of the Somersfield Academy Middle Years Program. Ms Turner told Bernews:… Link:

BSX: WFE Report ‘Validates Our Commitment’

Source: Bernews Building on the launch of their ‘Own Your Share of Bermuda’ Investor Education programme earlier this year, the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX] noted the report from the World Federation of Exchange’s [WFE], saying it “clearly validates our renewed commitment to Investor Education.” It comes by way of a report issued by… Link:

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