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May 24, 2018

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Hurricane advice meeting next week

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas disaster preparation team will answer questions about hurricane season at a meeting next week. IRM Bermuda Group will host the Institute of Risk Management session at Wellesley House, Hamilton, on Wednesday, two days before the beginning of the season. Members from the National Disaster Coordination team within the. ..

Government House Gardens open

Source: The Royal Gazette Government House Gardens will be open on Sunday afternoons from Sunday 27 May until Sunday 2 September 2018. This will be the fifth summer that the gardens have been opened to the public. Entry and exit will be via the North Gate on North Shore Road. Visitors are encouraged to…

Foggo and Dickinson sail to glory

Source: The Royal Gazette Helmsman Heath Foggo and crew Stevie Dickinson sailed to glory in one of the most thrilling Flagpole to Flagpole Races in recent memory. The long-distance race from Hamilton Harbour to St Georges Harbour last weekend featured six lead changes and drama near the finish as then leaders Dale Brangman and…

Dante Leverock Scores For Navra Trans

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Dante Leverock scored for his JK Navra Trans team in their 2 – 0 win over Paide in Estonia. After a scoreless first after, Leverock would connect on a header in the 51st minute from some 16 yards out. A ball was not fully cleared and a cross back… Link:

Bus services disrupted

Source: The Royal Gazette Bus service will be disrupted this morning because of a union meeting. A government spokesman said the Bermuda Industrial Union had called a meeting that would result in an interruption at about 10am. He added During the interruption of service, bus operators and other staff will meet with management. DPT…

Youth Library Poetry Competition Winners

Source: Bernews The Youth Library recently held its 13th annual Teen Poetry Competition, with this year’s themes including “Life, Anxiety, Why Me, and Death.” There were over 140 entries submitted from CedarBridge Academy, Saltus, and Bermuda High School students. Winners with TAB members: The winners in the 11-13 category were Gabrielle Turchiaro… Link:

Govt House Gardens To Open This Summer

Source: Bernews Government House Gardens will be open on Sunday afternoons from Sunday 27 May until Sunday 2 September 2018. This will be the fifth summer that the gardens have been opened to the public. Entry and exit will be via the North Gate on North Shore Road. Visitors are encouraged to… Link:

Bermuda Draws In CONCACAF Qualifier Opener

Source: Bernews Bermuda played to a draw in the Women’s CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers opener against Guyana, with the match ending with a score of 2-2. Bermuda’s opening game saw them take on the host country, with the starting line up including Micah Pond, Victoria Davis, Marley Christian, K’shaela Burch-Waldron, Akeyla Furbert,… Link:

BFRS Extinguish ‘Controlled Burn’ In Sandys

Source: Bernews Earlier this week, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were called in to extinguish a controlled burn in Sandys after it became a “nuisance to neighbours” The BFRS said, “The fire in question was what we call ‘a controlled burn’, meaning that somebody was supervising the burn of what should… Link:

Autistic children miss therapy because of bus cancellations

Source: The Royal Gazette A lack of government transport has blocked youngsters on the autistic spectrum disorder programme from attending therapy sessions at special needs centre WindReach. Parents of children on the programme, based at Paget Primary School, said the Government had told them at short notice several times over the past month that…

Lords back Bermuda public ownership register

Source: The Royal Gazette The UKs Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which would force British Overseas Territories to set up a public register of company beneficial ownership, was yesterday set for Royal Assent. The legislation, already backed by the House of Commons, was approved by the House of Lords on Monday. The UK legislation…

Sale of Aecon blocked on security grounds

Source: The Royal Gazette The 1. 5 billion sale of Bermuda airport contractor Aecon to a Chinese firm was yesterday blocked by the Canadian government on the grounds of national security. A block on the controversial deal between Aecon and Chinese-owned CCCC International Holding was confirmed by the office of Canadas innovation minister Navdeep.…

Photos & Results: Flag Pole To Flag Pole Race

Source: Bernews The 2018 Flag Pole to Flag Pole race took place recently from the Front Street, Hamilton flag pole to the flag pole in St. George’s. Heath Foggo with Stephen Dickinson led from start to finish to claim the 2018 title. Dale Brangman and Keyan Webb finished second while Gladwin Lambert… Link:

BSSF Middle School Boy’s Badminton Results

Source: Bernews Warwick Academy swept all four Divisions in the Bermuda School Sports Federation Middle School Boys Badminton Tournament. The first medals awarded were in the Under 13 Singles Division, Noel Johnston finished the day undefeated and had little trouble defeating Mount Saint Agnes top seed Jacob Roberts in straight games 11-1,… Link:

Road safety holiday warning

Source: The Royal Gazette Road Safety watchdogs yesterday highlighted ways for the public to stay safe on the roads over the holiday weekend. A spokesman for the Bermuda Road Safety Council said the Bermuda Day holiday was the unofficial start to the summer. He added that it was also a time, based on statistics,…

BFM shares up 5.8

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of BFampM Ltd were up 99 cents, or 5. 8 per cent, at 17. 99 after 4,500 were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in 15,045 shares of Ascendant Group Limited, but with no change to the closing price of 15, while 2,500 shares of…

Passport check reminder issued

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Immigration reminded British Overseas Territories Citizens passport holders today to check their passports before they make travel plans. Immigration officials said people should not book or confirm travel plans unless they have a valid passport. They added passports valid for six months or more could be used…

30 Minute Video: May 23 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:

Opposition Leader: ‘Serious Cause For Concern’

Source: Bernews “The question of Independence needs to be treated with careful consultation,” Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden said, adding that “to come out so strongly on this issue without a mandate or consultation with the Bermudian public is a serious cause for concern.” Ms Atherden’s comments follow after Premier David Burt gave… Link:

Warwick students raise cash for Masterworks

Source: The Royal Gazette Warwick Academy IB students ran an art show to raise money for the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Naomi Proctor, Ryley Mason, Shane White, Asha Symons and Cristin Raynor, students from the Community, Action and Service programme, arranged the Art Exhibition and Literary Caf earlier this month at the school.…

Vend 2 Win contest winners announced

Source: The Royal Gazette Six local vendors have beat out the competition to secure a spot at an exclusive New York City market on Saturday, July 1. The Bermuda Economic Development Corporations inaugural Vend 2 Win Competition and Market has been hailed a huge success after attracting 36 local vendors and scores of patrons…

Warwick dominate on all fronts

Source: The Royal Gazette Warwick Academy swept all four divisions in the Bermuda School Sports Federation Middle School Boys Badminton tournament on Tuesday. The first medals awarded were in the under-13 singles division, with Noel Johnston finishing the day undefeated and had little trouble beating Mount Saint Agnes top seed Jacob Roberts in straight…

Smith pens new deal at Lewes

Source: The Royal Gazette Jont Smith has been rewarded with a new contract by Lewes after helping the English non-League side gain promotion to the Bostik League Premier Division. The 23-year-old, who rejoined the club in November 2016 after a short spell with Welling United, was a key component in Lewes promotion campaign, scoring…

Photos: Universal Adult Suffrage Events

Source: Bernews The Cabinet Office held Universal Adult Suffrage events yesterday, with May 22 marking the 50th anniversary of the historic first election under the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968. A brief speech during the ceremonies by the area Member of Parliament was followed by the unveiling of three plaques, which are placed… Link:

Poseidon Games Exhibition Set For August 25

Source: Bernews Savvy Entertainment has announced that the Poseidon Games dates have changed from June 1-3 to a single day hydroflight showcase, with the Poseidon Games Exhibition to be held on August 25. A spokesperson said, “The exhibition is set to take place in sunny Hamilton Harbour. A select few of the… Link:

Ascendant Group Announces Board Changes

Source: Bernews In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], Ascendant Group Limited has announced board changes. The full filing stated, “The Board of Directors of Ascendant Group Limited announces the retirement of David Dodwell, Sr and Edward Williams from the Company’s Board of Directors [the “Board”], effective 18 May 2018.… Link:

MPs honour class of 68

Source: The Royal Gazette A veteran former MP and member of the class of 68 remembered the greatest change in the social and political make-up of Bermuda as the island marked the 50th anniversary of the historic General Election of 1968. Walter Roberts, who represented the Progressive Labour Party in the parliamentary intake of…

Photos: ‘Vote Of Thanks’ Event At City Hall

Source: Bernews More than 150 residents came through the foyer of the City Hall yesterday – the 50th Anniversary of Universal Suffrage – in order to cast a “Vote of Thanks”. The ‘Balloting’ began after opening remarks on the significance of the occasion by the Attorney General Kathy Simmons. As the Cabinet… Link:

‘Vend 2 Win’: Six Entrepreneurs Win Trip To NY

Source: Bernews Six local vendors have beat out the competition to secure a free trip to showcase their products at a New York City market on Saturday, July 1. with Limestone + Cedar, Native by Channing Dill; His N Hers Hair & Beauty, Queendom Heights, Chiko’s Smokey Rub and NovelTea all impressing the… Link:

Community Effort For Race Day Water Stations

Source: Bernews [Written by Robyn Bardgett] Those who have ever run the Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby will know that staying hydrated is key to getting through the race on what is often a humid day. Luckily for the runners, eight official water stations are set up along the 13.1-mile course heading out… Link:

Ascendant shares surge 14.5

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Ascendant Group, the parent company of Belco, improved by 1. 90, or 14. 5 per cent, to 15 after 28,500 were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Since the beginning of the week the companys share price has improved by 25 per cent. It rose by 1. 10…

Energy sector experts join Ascendant board

Source: The Royal Gazette An energy sector executive who is responsible for one of the largest electric transmission networks in the northeast of the US has joined the board of Ascendant Group Limited, the parent company of Belco. Rudolph Wynter is one of two new appointments to the board, the other is Anne Cleary…

Inline Ball Hockey: David’s & Southampton Win

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Inline Ball hockey League season resumed at the PCC Hockey Rink with 30 goals scored in a double header. Warwick Waves 8 St. David’s Islanders 11 The opener produced 19 goals as the St. David’s Islanders defeated the Warwick Waves 11 – 8. Christopher Jackson would lead the… Link:

Pembroke Rotary Club Holds Student IT Quiz

Source: Bernews The Pembroke Rotary Club sponsored a Student IT Quiz to play its part in developing the IT skills of Bermuda’s young people and exposing them to the opportunities available in Fintech and other fields as the country moves onto the global blockchain stage. The IT Quiz was held on the… Link:

BHS Holds Third Annual Graduation Walk

Source: Bernews Bermuda High School’s [BHS] class of 2018 participated in the school’s third annual Graduation Walk today [May 22] ahead of the graduation ceremony to be held this evening. A spokesperson said, “Primary students lined the playground and courtyard areas and cheered and high-fived the graduates to celebrate them on their… Link:

30 Minute Video: May 22 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:

Soldier injured in roundabout collision

Source: The Royal Gazette A man was injured today after his bike was in collision with a car at a city roundabout. The injured man, a Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier in uniform, was involved in a crash with a blue SUV about 3. 30pm. The incident happened at the Par-la-Ville roundabout on Par-la-Ville Road.…

Motorcyclist hurt in roundabout crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A motorcyclist was injured in a crash with a car in Hamilton today. The man, dressed in Royal Bermuda Regiment uniform, complained about back pains after the collision on Par-la-Ville roundabout shortly after 3. 30pm. He was helped into an ambulance and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Traffic…

New scholarship at Reading Clinic

Source: The Royal Gazette An annual scholarship in the name of Mansfield Jim Brock has been established at the Reading Clinic. The Trustees of the Reading Clinic Foundation donated 8,640 per annum to help with tuition costs for families who require financial assistance. Mr Brock, a trustee of the clinic, was a physics and…

Rohrmann to lead Axis investor relations

Source: The Royal Gazette Axis Capital Holdings Ltd has named Matthew Rohrmann as its new head of investor relations. He succeeds Linda Ventresca in the role. Ms Ventresca will now focus on her role as chief transformation officer, overseeing the Bermudian-based insurer and reinsurers enterprise-wide transformation programme. Axis said Mr Rohrmann will. ..

Live Adult suffrage 50th anniversary

Source: The Royal Gazette The 50th anniversary of historic General Election of 1968 is being marked with a special sitting in the House of Assembly today. Politicians past and present will be speaking about the milestone, which came after a long struggle for full voting rights in Bermuda. A live stream of the event…

Scotland in Surrey Under-15 squad

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian Marcus Scotland has been selected for the Surrey Cricket Foundation squad for the England and Wales Cricket Board Royal London U15 County Cup. Surreys group comprises Middlesex, Essex, Kent and Suffolk in a home and away league with the top two sides advancing to the national quarter-fnals. This years…

Spate of vandalism on North Shore

Source: The Royal Gazette A weekend vandal who left a trail of damage at residences along North Shore, Pembroke is being now sought by police. Several cars had their windshields broken in the early hours of Saturday, with a disturbance called in to police at about 4. 30pm. The man, described as a slim…

Butterfield Bank: Pricing Of Registered Offering

Source: Bernews The Bank of Butterfield announced the pricing of a registered offering of $75 million aggregate principal amount of Butterfield’s 5.25% Fixed to Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2028. “Butterfield intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay a portion of its outstanding indebtedness and for other general corporate purposes,”… Link:

Ascot builds up US platform

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian-based Ascot Group Ltd has acquired two parts of Greyhawk Insurance in run-off with the aim of increasing its access to the US insurance market. The groups US subsidiary, Ascot US Holding Corporation, will acquire Greyhawk Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary Greyhawk Specialty Insurance Company. The Greyhawk. ..

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Continues

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] The case against the Domestic Partnership Act began in Supreme Court this week in front of Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley. The gallery of the courtroom had more than a dozen onlookers who heard Mark Pettingill argue that for people whose orientation is gay and “I want to… Link:

Jay III Nominated For International Soca Award

Source: Bernews Bermudian recording artist JayLynn Hines, also known as Jay III, has been nominated as part of an international soca competition in the category “Groovy Soca of the Year”, and locals can cast their vote for her online. The award ceremony for the competition will be held in St. Lucia on… Link:

Bermuda Day Parade Participants Announced

Source: Bernews The full list of participants for the upcoming Bermuda Day parade has been released, with more than 50 groups expected to take part. A spokesperson previously said, “The theme this year is What We Share. Parade Entry categories include: Natural Heritage Float, Upcycled Float, Art Float, Music Truck Entry, Walking… Link:

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Assault

Source: Bernews Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to assaulting a man on Front Street on May 17. The assault by Treadwell Smith was captured in a video that went viral online following the incident, with the footage showing Mr. Smith striking the victim multiple times before kicking him in… Link:

Photos: Three Superyachts Visit St. George’s

Source: Bernews Three superyachts are paying a visit to St. George’s, including the vessels Georgia, Time For Us, and Vixit Georgia is a 159-foot long sail yacht that can accommodate up to twelve guests and up to eight crew, and is listed at a sale price of $15,950,000. The superyacht Time For Us is a 122-foot long luxury vessel that can accommodate… Link:

Column: Vote Of Thanks For Edwena Smith

Source: Bernews [Written by Glenn Fubler] The goal of Heritage Month is to foster a sense of appreciation for those many who have ‘brought us this far’. As we observe the 50th Anniversary of Universal Adult Suffrage on Tuesday, May 22nd, we are mindful of that spirit and invite residents to cast… Link:

Sailing: Bermuda Flag Pole To Flag Pole Results

Source: Bernews The 2018 Flag Pole to Flag Pole race took place from the Hamilton Flag Pole to the Flag Pole in the St. George’s Harbor. Heath Foggo with Stephen Dickinson led from start to finish to claim the 2018 title, Dale Brangman and Keyan Webb finished second and Gladwin Lambert and… Link:

Ascendant shares up 9.2

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Ascendant Group rose 1. 10, or 9. 2 per cent, to 14. 95 after 418 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Also improving was Argus Group Holdings, up seven cents, or 1. 8 per cent, at 3. 92 after 8,200 shares were exchanged. Meanwhile, Butterfield Bank was up…

Plein Air Exhibition From May 27 To June 22

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard is getting set to present their annual Plein Air Exhibition from Sunday, May 27 to Friday, June 22. A spokesperson said, “The opening will take place from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard on Sunday May 27. The show will… Link:

BFIS summer intern programme under way

Source: The Royal Gazette The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme, now in its seventeenth year, commenced this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks learning about how the Bermuda insurance industry works, the myriad careers and different areas of insurance. The students will be visiting 30 insurance, reinsurance…

BNAA Bermuda Pacers Track Meet Results

Source: Bernews The 2018 Bermuda National Athletic Association’s Track and Field season resumed with the Bermuda Pacers hosting a meet at the National Sports Center. Athletes looking to compete in the upcoming CUT Games in July also competed in the Track Meet. The Under 13 Girls Cricket Ball Throw was won by… Link:

Tourist with bullet in backpack fined 350

Source: The Royal Gazette A 20-year-old American visitor spent part of his honeymoon in jail after a bullet was found in his backpack. Magistrates Court heard that the live ammunition was discovered as James Latham tried to re-board cruise ship Anthem of the Seas. The court heard that the bullet was discovered by security…

Man pepper sprayed by police fined 1,250

Source: The Royal Gazette A 31-year-old American visitor pepper sprayed by police after a fight on Hamiltons Front Street was fined 1,250 today. Magistrates Court heard that Bryan Wood, in Bermuda for a family wedding, got involved in a fight in the Dog House pub which spilt out on to the street. The brawl…

Man admits brutal assault on Front Street

Source: The Royal Gazette A 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to a Front Street attack which was caught on video and circulated online. Treadwell Smith, of Devonshire, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm. The video clip showed Smith land a barrage of punches on a man before he kicked him in the head as…

Corrections Week activities

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Corrections is gearing up for Corrections Week beginning this Friday. A team of Corrections staff will take part in the Marathon Derby on May 25, while other events include a special church service at the St Paul AME Church on Sunday, and a Seniors Tea at St…

Webber steps down as BDA CEO

Source: The Royal Gazette Ross Webber has stepped down as chief executive of the Bermuda Business Development Agency. The BDA announced today that Mr Webber left his position last Thursday but will continue to work with the agency in a consultancy role through the transition to new leadership. Sean Moran, the agencys head of…

Freemasons donate to charities

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas Freemasons have donated a total of 7,500 to three charities. The Family Centre, the Scout Association of Bermuda and the Bermuda Diabetes Association were each presented with 2,500 cheques last week. A spokesman for the Freemasons said Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some,…

Bermudians in faith trip to Israel

Source: The Royal Gazette A group made up of members the Bah faith in Bermuda travelled to Israel for the 12th International Bah Convention. The nine-strong governing body of Bermudas National Spiritual Assembly attended the Bah World Centre for the election of the Universal House of Justice the international governing institution. A spokesman. ..

Vote of thanks call in adult suffrage

Source: The Royal Gazette Imagine Bermuda is inviting island residents to cast a vote of thanks to the trailblazers of equal voting rights in celebration of the 50th anniversary of universal adult suffrage tomorrow. Glenn Fubler said that the goal of this years Heritage Month is to foster a sense of appreciation for those…

Photos: Warren Foggo Celebrates 100th Birthday

Source: Bernews St. George’s resident Warren [Tishi] Foggo was joined by friends, family, and political leaders as he celebrated his 100th birthday with a gathering at the east end yesterday [May 20]. Mr. Foggo who was a barber for many years was surrounded by children Winstein Foggo, Warren Foggo and Gardine Gibbons,… Link:

BDA CEO Steps Down, Takes Consultancy Role

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] announced today [May 21] that Chief Executive Officer Ross Webber has “stepped down from his position, effective May 17. He will continue to work with the agency, undertaking a consultancy role through the transition to new leadership.” This follows after the BDA previously confirmed… Link:

Masterworks Representatives Get ‘Royal Invite’

Source: Bernews With Royal Wedding fever taking over this past weekend, representatives from the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art will get a slice of the excitement when they attend the 70th birthday celebrations for Prince Charles this Tuesday, May 22, at a Garden Reception on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, and possibly… Link:

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Jermayne Dears

Source: Bernews In the fourth in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Jermayne Damion Dears from the Impact Mentoring Academy. Jermayne was born in Bermuda on November 24th, 2000 to Jerry-Dee and Wayne Anthony Dears. Jermayne also has a little brother, Joshua… Link:

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge To Begin

Source: Bernews The ‘Roderick Ferguson et al vs the Attorney General’ legal matter is listed on the Court schedule to begin today [May 21], with the case set to challenge the Domestic Partnership Act. Same sex marriage was initially legalised in Bermuda following a Supreme Court decision in May 2017, with Greg… Link:

Video: Nova Mas Kiddie Carnival Costumes

Source: Bernews Leading up to the upcoming Bermuda Heroes Weekend next month, the Bermuda Kiddie Carnival will be held on Sunday, June 3rd. People’s on Church Street and Victoria Street today [May 20] showcased some costumes available for Bermuda Kiddie Carnival from Nova Mas International that include the Lil’ L’Mara, Lil’ Zazu or… Link:

Photos: Sealyon Superyacht Visits St George’s

Source: Bernews The Sealyon superyacht is visiting the island, with the 202-foot long luxury vessel seen berthed in St George’s. The vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests and 16 crew, and is listed at a sale price of €29,500,000 [$34.7 million] and at a weekly charter rate of $383,000. Related Stories Caroline… Link:

Disney Cruise Line To Visit Bermuda In 2019

Source: Bernews Disney cruise line recently announced their fall 2019 lineup, confirming that they will visit Bermuda again, with the Disney Magic ship set to visit the island late next year. The cruise line will visit Bermuda this year with the Bermuda Tourism Authority previously noting that it will be the “first-ever… Link:

Photos & Video: Bermuda Powerboat Racing

Source: Bernews The 2018 Bermuda Powerboat Association [BPBA] season got underway this afternoon [May 20] at Spanish Point Boat Club [SPBC] with the race course spanning the waters of the Great Sound. Seven boats from different classes took part in this season opener and spectators watched from both sea and land with pleasure… Link:

Weather Forecast For Monday May 21

Source: Bernews Monday, May 21 is expected to partly cloudy, with the high to be near 27°C/81°F and the low to be near 23°C/73°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 73%. Sunrise will be at 6:17am and sunset will be… Link:

Spirit heads off for Philadelphia

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Sloop Foundations signature vessel headed off early today from St Georges to Philadelphia. The ltigtSpirit of Bermudaltigt is to take part in the citys Memorial Day Festival, from Friday to May 28. It marks the ships first visit to the city, with a four-day passage expected to the…

Arrests after Front Street brawls

Source: The Royal Gazette Two men were arrested, with a court appearance expected tomorrow, after police responded to a fight on Front Street at around 8pm on Thursday. Also anticipated in Magistrates Court is a man arrested early this morning after a fight in The Dog House bar spilt out onto Front Street. Both…

Fire damages apartment

Source: The Royal Gazette An apartment suffered severe heat and smoke damage after a fire broke out this morning. The fire broke out in the kitchen and emergency despatchers were alerted to the blaze by the occupant of the apartment. The occupant told a dispatcher I heard popping sounds coming from the kitchen and…

Bermuda Fall To Trinidad In RAN Tournament

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s second Rugby Americas North [RAN] Men’s 15s Tournament match saw them fall again. Bermuda traveled to Trinidad a week after falling 48 – 28 to USA South at the National Sports Center. A late flurry by the Trinidad attack was the difference in a tight rugby game against Bermuda… Link:

BSSF Senior School Girls Badminton Results

Source: Bernews Saltus Grammar School won three of the four divisions at the Bermuda School Sports Federation’s Senior School Girls Badminton Tournament inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium. Emily Hartwig got things started for Saltus with a straight game win over Warwick Academy’s top seed G-zai Dyer. Hartwig avenged her pool stage loss… Link:

More Records Fall At Swimming Championships

Source: Bernews More records were broken on the third day of the Validus National Swimming National Championships at the National Aquatics Center. Logan Watson-Brown had a hand in three records, he first came during the Girls 13 & Over 100 LC Meter Freestyle A – Final when she was clocked at 59.33,… Link:

Fire Service Extinguish Rosemont Avenue Fire

Source: Bernews [Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire at a property on Rosemont Avenue near Pitts Bay Road this morning [May 20]. Multiple fire service vehicles attended the scene and some fire service personnel could be seen wearing breathing apparatus. Bernews understands a fire was extinguished in… Link:

Video: Sunday May 20th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews Over 100 people graduating from the Bermuda College; Flora Duffy winning the USSA April Athlete of the Month; students raising money for the Bermuda Zoological Society; and Tiara Derosa, Shaquille Dill and Dage Minors earning NCAA Division All Region honours in the United States were all some of the positive… Link:

Video: Relay For Life Raises Over $339,000

Source: Bernews This year’s Relay For Life For Bermuda event which was held at the National Sports Centre has raised over $339,000 so far, organizers announced at the event’s closing ceremony this evening [May 19]. The team based fundraising event helps to raise awareness and funds to support cancer programmes in Bermuda.… Link:

Photos & Video: BEDC ‘Vend 2 Win’ Market

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] hosted their first Vend 2 Win Competition and Market this afternoon [May 19] with over 30 local vendors showcasing their wares at the BAA Gymnasium. Live video replay below Organiser Ondreyah Rochester, BEDC’s Junior Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise [MSME] Officer, previously said she… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday May 20

Source: Bernews Sunday, May 20 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 26°C/78°F and the low to be near 22°C/71°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 76%. Sunrise will be at 6.17am… Link:

Photos & Results: Antigua Bermuda Race

Source: Bernews Jens Kellinghusen’s German Ker 56 Varuna VI is the overall winner of 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race. Scoring the best corrected time under IRC, Varuna VI was presented with a sketch of the newly commissioned bronze sculpture, The Warrior Perpetual Trophy. Varuna VI crew included Jens Kellinghusen, Guenter Alajmo, Guillermo Altadill,… Link:

Photos: Relay For Life For Bermuda Fundraiser

Source: Bernews The Relay For Life For Bermuda event got underway at the National Sports Centre last evening [May 18], with the team based fundraising event helping to raise awareness and funds to support cancer prevention and detection and to improve access to treatment with the local establishment of radiation therapy in… Link:

A tournament thats a reel team effort

Source: The Royal Gazette Another ideal fishing weekend ahead with near calm winds and no swell to speak of fine small craft weather and a sign that the Bermuda summer is all but here. This augurs well for the Bermuda Fishing Clubs Annual Tournament, which will be held tomorrow. There are a couple of…

We can learn from retirees financial lives

Source: The Royal Gazette This week, we feature the comment of retirees and those soon-to-be about their retirement experiences. This is the first in the realistic retirement review series, once a month on the third Saturday of the month. Today, we get into real individual personal experiences and questions from ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt readers.…

Stovell returns to Rangers captaincy

Source: The Royal Gazette Dion Stovell is back as captain of Southampton Rangers, replacing Janeiro Tucker who will miss tomorrows top Premier Division 50-overs match against champions St Davids at Lords. Stovell, who was last captain of Rangers in 2014 before Tucker took over the helm midway through that season, returned to the club…

Bermudian designer featured on PBS

Source: The Royal Gazette A Bermudian fashion design student has been featured in a television show about the Royal Wedding. Brittany Wolffe was asked to come up with two wedding dress ideas for Meghan Markle, who will wed Prince Harry in Windsor today, as part of a special for American public service broadcaster PBS.…

X20 Adventures Waterpark To Reopen On May 25

Source: Bernews The X20 Adventures Waterpark in the west end will be officially re-opening this Friday [May 25] and have made some changes for “round two” saying they are back “better than ever.” “We couldn’t possibly be more excited! While last year was our first year in operation, it was spent ironing out… Link:

Butterfield Will Not Run In Bermuda Day Race

Source: Bernews Tyler Butterfield will not compete in the Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby due to an injury to his calf. The athlete, who recently set a new Bermuda marathon record at the Commonwealth Games, said, “May 24th is one, if not my favorite races in the world thanks to all the people and… Link:

National Swimming Championships Continues

Source: Bernews The second night of the Validus National Swimming National Championships started off with another record breaking performance at the National Aquatics Center. During the Boys 13 & Over 400 LC Meter IM Brian Desmond touched the wall in a time of 5:02.22, breaking Ethan Daley’s record time of 5:02.27 set… Link:

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released a video highlighting the successful rehabilitation of a sea turtle named ‘Bridget’, with the video also providing tips on how to help if you find an injured turtle. BTA Director of Public & Stakeholder Glenn Jones said “At the Bermuda Tourism Authority we are… Link:

Minors To Represent Bermuda At CAC Games

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Equestrian Federation announced that equestrian show jumper Ki-Juan Minors will represent Bermuda at the 2018 Central American & Caribbean Games, which will be held in Barranquilla, Columbia from 20th July through 3rd August. The show jumping competition will consist of a maximum of 40 athletes/riders, with a total of 8 teams and 8 individuals,… Link:

Five stocks trade on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Five stocks traded on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, but none changed value. A string of small trades was topped in value terms by the 40 shares traded in Butterfield Bank, which remained on 47. 75. In New York, the banks US-listed shares fell 40 cents, or 0. 8 per cent,…

Bermuda Netball Summer League Results

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Netball Association’s Summer League season resumed with a double header. The BAC Women in Blue defeated PHC 30 – 17, Nikita Trott scored 22 goals to lead the BAC Women in Blue, while Darika Simons added 8 goals, Vernicka Symonds scored 9 goals for PHC and Sonja Townsend… Link:

Butterfield ruled out of Half Marathon Derby

Source: The Royal Gazette The anticipated showdown between Tyler Butterfield and Lamont Marshall at next weeks Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby has been has been dashed after Butterfield confirmed yesterday that he was withdrawing because of a calf injury. Butterfield, who had back-to-back wins in 2013 and 2014, had signed up to compete, but…

30 Minute Video: May 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:

Live Video: Relay For Life Event Gets Underway

Source: Bernews The Relay For Life event is getting underway at the National Sports Center this evening, with the team based fundraising event helping to raise awareness and funds to support cancer programmes in Bermuda. During the 24 hours, team members take it in turns to walk around the track at the… Link:

Holiday Ferry Schedule For Bermuda Day

Source: Bernews The Department of Marine and Ports Services has advised of the ferry services schedule for the Bermuda Day Holiday, next Friday, May 25. Blue Route: Operating on the weekday schedule between Hamilton and Dockyard as of 7:10am from Hamilton, with the last departure from Hamilton at 9:00pm Orange Route: Operating on… Link:

Weather Forecast For Saturday May 19

Source: Bernews Saturday, May 19 is expected to be sunny skies, with the high to be near 25°C/77°F and the low to be near 22°C/72°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ESE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 77%. Sunrise will be at 6.18am and sunset will… Link:

English boarding school recruitment drive

Source: The Royal Gazette The headmaster of an English boarding school for boys is to host a drinks reception at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for the parents of prospective pupils next month. Families are also invited to meet Sherborne Schools director of admissions to learn more about the school, which takes boys aged…

Video link court evidence approved

Source: The Royal Gazette Court witnesses will be able to give evidence through a video link after legislation was passed in the House of Assembly this morning. Kim Wilson, the health minister, said the change would improve the administration of justice in Bermuda by reducing costs, modernising court processes and encouraging better case management.…

53 trained in Government hotel scheme

Source: The Royal Gazette A total of 53 people have been trained in hospitality through a Government training programme, education minister Diallo Rabain announced this morning. Mr Rabain said three groups have undergone training at the Fairmont Southampton and the Hamilton Princess. He added Nine trainees were hired from the first cohort by the…

Minister Bermuda home for fintech

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda can confidently stake a claim as the jurisdictional home and future of financial technology, national security minister Wayne Caines told Parliament this morning. Mr Caines updated legislators on the islands attendance at the fintech industrys Consensus 2018 Conference in New York this week. He added tech innovator. ..

Minister: Hotels Hire New Staff After Programme

Source: Bernews Over 15 people have been hired by local hotels after completing a training program for Room Attendants, the Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain said in the House of Assembly today [May 18], with additional people currently “in the recruitment phase.” The Minister was providing an update on the… Link:

Group Back In BHW Parade After Court Hearing

Source: Bernews Following a hearing in the Supreme Court of Bermuda, Passion Bermuda Presents Nirvana Mas will be part of this year’s Bermuda Heroes Weekend [BHW] Parade of Bands, the group said this week. The popular annual event is set to get underway at 10.00am on June 18th with the new route… Link:

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

Source: Bernews East Carolina University archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] said that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400–year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship. The wooden sailing ship, described by the fifth Bermuda… Link:

Meet immersed in best times

Source: The Royal Gazette A slew of personal best times were broken on the first night of the Validus National Swimming Championships at the National Aquatics Centre last night. In the 12 and under 400 freestyle, Pippa Charleson and Brandon Adkins had very strong personal bests, taking huge chunks off their previous marks to…

Western Stars aim to bounce back

Source: The Royal Gazette Holders Western Stars will be missing three senior players for tomorrows Central Counties Cup first-round clash with Tuff Dogs, although they have plenty of options in filling their two guest player spots as they look to rebound from being dismissed for only 19 runs last weekend. Stars, who were skittled…

Shakshuka the hot new breakfast trend

Source: The Royal Gazette Last Sunday, I woke up to the sound of the children arguing over whether or not to wake me. It was 7. 43am. Id said any time after 7. 30am and Belle had been pacing the hallway for 13 minutes absolutely desperate to give me a huge teddy bear mainly…

Stand up to larger countries, Morris urges

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda has a right to speak up and protect its world-leading brand in the face of larger countries and organisations pressuring smaller jurisdictions to accept their compliance regulations. Other offshore financial centres that are also regarded as world leaders in their respective fields have a similar right. Gilbert Morris, one.…

Dunkley Expresses Concern About Sugar Tax

Source: Bernews The proposed sugar tax “will put countless businesses in jeopardy of being a viable entity and cost Bermudians jobs,” Shadow Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said, adding that “this is not scaremongering- just a fact.” Mr Dunkley said, “I strongly encourage everyone to read this bill on the proposed… Link:

Radiation Therapy Centre Celebrates One Year

Source: Bernews 130 people have been treated at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s [BCHC] radiation therapy [RT] unit in the first 12 months, since opening its doors in May 2017. BCHC’s RT unit, which is able to treat 95% of cancers where radiation would be beneficial, celebrates its one year anniversary this… Link:

Butterfield the lone stock to trade on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank remained unchanged on 47. 75 as 1,000 shares changed hands in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The bank, whose US-listed shares fell 2 cents to close on 48. 30 in New York, was the only stock to trade on the BSX yesterday. The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed unchanged at…

Photos: Argo Group Gold Cup Sailing Event

Source: Bernews Taylor Canfield and the USone Sailing Team captured the 68th Argo Group Gold Cup with a 3-1 victory over Johnie Berntsson’s Swedish crew. Canfield won the venerable King Edward VII Gold Cup for the second time, following his first win in 2012. Canfield’s crew included Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de… Link:

Hamilton Princess hires seven new staff

Source: The Royal Gazette The landmark Hamilton Princess Hotel has hired seven new staff at the end of a special training programme. Tim Morrison, general manager of the hotel, said the room attendant training scheme was set up with the Bermuda Hospitality Institute and the Government. He added Guest room attendants play an integral…

Minister Roban’s Trip To USA Cost $2,644.98

Source: Bernews A trip in April 2018 by Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban to Colorado Springs, CO, USA for the 34th Space Symposium cost $2,644.98, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from April 15, 2018 – April 19,… Link:

30 Minute Video: May 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:

Parliament: Order Of Business For May 18th

Source: Bernews Statements on Heritage Month & Bermuda Day 2018, Consensus 2018 and the Room Attendant Training Program Initiative are due to be delivered in Friday’s session of the House of Assembly, while Bills on the Order Paper include the Mental Health Amendment Act 2018 and Vacation Rentals Act 2018. The Order… Link:

Weather Forecast For Friday May 18

Source: Bernews Friday, May 18 is expected to be mostly sunny skies, with the high to be near 26°C/78°F and the low to be near 22°C/72°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 76%. Sunrise will be at 6.18am and sunset… Link:

Three arrested in Boaz Island sting

Source: The Royal Gazette Three men are in custody after police conducted a raid linked to an ongoing firearms investigation at Boaz Island in Sandys, according to a police spokesman. Officers were seen executing warrants earlier today. An investigation into the matter is now under way. ltigtOn occasion ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt may decide. ..

No injuries after explosion at residence

Source: The Royal Gazette An explosion was reported at a Warwick residence at noon today, according to the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. The incident occurred at Marl Lane, where fire fighters and police found glass scattered around several windows and doors at a lower floor residence, a spokeswoman said. There were no injuries…

Minors joins Carey Olsen Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has appointed Cheri Minors as a senior associate in its trusts and private wealth practice. Ms Minors, who joins the firm after working as in-house legal counsel and group compliance manager for insurer Colonial Group International Ltd, has more than seven years experience across of…

Half century blood donor plaque unveiled

Source: The Royal Gazette A plaque to honour island blood donors who have hit the half century was unveiled today. The plaque listing the 100-plus names of people who have given 50 or more blood or blood product donations has been installed at the Bermuda Blood Donor Centre at the King Edward VII Memorial…

Broken-down car causes traffic delays

Source: The Royal Gazette A broken-down car caused commuter tailbacks on Trimingham Hill this morning. Commuters heading into Hamilton were caught behind the car, which stopped in the city-bound lane of the roadway. The incident caused a delay in the start of a Supreme Court trial as people involved in the case were delayed.…

Hotel Hires 7 Employees Following Programme

Source: Bernews Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, the Bermuda Hospitality Institute and the Government of Bermuda today announce the successful conclusion of a Guest Room Attendant Programme held at the hotel, with seven of the participants hired by the resort as a result of the programme. The two-week programme is a public-private… Link:

Celebrating Bermuda’s “50 Club” Blood Donors

Source: Bernews Bermuda Hospitals Board thanked Peter Barrett for his donation of a plaque that lists the names of current Bermuda donors who have made 50 or more blood or apheresis donations. The plaque donation is in honour of his father, Leslie Barrett. Installed in the entry hallway of the Bermuda Blood Donor… Link:

US bidder speaks with Ascendant shareholders

Source: The Royal Gazette Representatives of the US firm trying to buy out Ascendant Group have been in Bermuda this week, answering questions from the Bermuda companys shareholders. Their visit comes in the run-up to Ascendants annual shareholders meeting on Friday. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt revealed two weeks ago that Twenty First Century. ..

Bermuda Day runners handed cash incentive

Source: The Royal Gazette A monetary award will be offered for any competitor running faster than 1hr 10min in the Bermuda Day Half-Marathon Derby next week. Gina Tucker, the president of the Marathon Derby committee, confirmed that cash is up for grabs after discussions with Lamont Marshall, who expressed concerns after his 2016 victory…

Team Hurricane Summer Camp & Tutoring

Source: Bernews Team Hurricane Basketball Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its Summer Camp Series and Tutoring Services. A spokesperson said, “Team Hurricane Basketball Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its Summer Camp Series and Tutoring Services [Creative Writing/Literature Response Writing]. “Located at the Old Talbot School, 155 South Road,… Link:

Women’s Legal Network Holds Seminar

Source: Bernews On May 12, Women’s Legal Network hosted a seminar on emotional intelligence, led by certified emotional intelligence coach Dr. Crystal Clay. A spokesperson said, “The event brought 25 people of varying professional backgrounds together to discuss emotional intelligence. The themes discussed included how emotional intelligence can enhance one’s career, using… Link:

College students to celebrate graduation

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda College is to celebrate its students achievements at its annual commencement ceremony tomorrow. The ceremony will also see the first group of 16 graduates from the certificate of applied technology programme. All the graduates were dual enrolment students from the Berkeley Institute or CedarBridge Academy. Dr. .. Link:

Trio Earn NCAA Division All Region Honours

Source: Bernews Three Bermudian track & field athletes — Tiara Derosa, Shaquille Dill and Dage Minors — have earned Region honours in the United States. Shaquille Dill, who competes for  Saint Augustine’s University, earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association [USTFCCCA] NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Outdoor Track and… Link:

Argus Group up 1.5

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Argus Group Holdings Ltd fell by six cents, or 1. 5 per cent, to 3. 85 after 14,100 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in 2,700 shares of Butterfield Bank, but with no change to the closing price of 47. 75. On the New…

Minister no request sent in for R Kelly

Source: The Royal Gazette No work permit application has been received for controversial entertainer R. Kelly, according to Walton Brown, the Minister of Home Affairs. According to a ministry statement, Mr Brown takes very seriously any allegations made continuously over a number of years regarding a persons character. Calls for protest brewed two weeks.…

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

Source: Bernews [Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part I Any discussion about energy, whether about security… Link:

30 Minute Video: May 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 May 17

Source: Bernews Thursday, May 17 is expected to be sunny skies, with the high to be near 26°C/78°F and the low to be near 22°C/72°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 77%. Sunrise will be at 6.19am and sunset will… Link:

May 25 Buses To Operate On Sunday Schedule

Source: Bernews The Department of Public Transportation is advising that on Friday, May 25, which is Bermuda Day, bus service will operate on the Sunday/Holiday schedule. A government spokesperson said, “During the festivities, routes 1, 3, 7, 8, 10 and 11 with service along Palmetto Road, Black Watch Pass and Front Street,… Link:

Cruise tourist fined for live ammunition

Source: The Royal Gazette A 36-year-old tourist caught with five rounds of live ammunition was fined 800 today after she begged the courts to let her return home. Julie Martin, a real estate agent from Kentucky, said she had forgotten about the bullets discovered in her handbag by an X-ray machine as she returned…

Duffy joins basketball star James as monthly award winner

Source: The Royal Gazette Flora Duffys sporting profile continues to soar after joining basketball star LeBron James as the United States Sports Academys Male and Female Athletes of the Month for April. Duffy dominated womens triathlon last month as she has for the past 18 months claiming Bermudas second Commonwealth gold and first of…

Man denies alleged Woodys attack

Source: The Royal Gazette A man today denied unlawfully wounding two men in Sandys on Sunday. Keino Lambert, of Sandys, also denied having an offensive weapon in a public place on the same day. It is alleged Mr Lambert injured Curtis Grant and Dwight Basden at Woodys Sports Bar about 11. 25pm. The 27-year-old…

Concrete falls off HSBCs Harbourview branch

Source: The Royal Gazette A massive chunk of concrete from an HSBC building in Hamilton this crashed into the sidewalk below this morning. Now the bank has shut the Reid Street entrance to its Harbourview building as the cause of the incident is investigated. A poster on Facebook who saw the incident said I…

Court: Man Denies Stealing Three Shirts

Source: Bernews Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 16], Alexander Christopher of St Georges Parish denied stealing shirts from Gibbons Company. The 49-year-old denied, that in March of this year, he stole three shirts valued at $218.90 from Gibbons Company. Related Stories Maxanne Anderson Appointed As Magistrate Justice Norma Wade-Miller To Retire In 2016… Link:

Court: Woman Admits Possessing Ammunition

Source: Bernews Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 16], a 36-year-old woman from the United States pleaded guilty to carrying five rounds of ammunition in her bag, with the court hearing she was visiting the island on a cruise ship. Julie Martin from Kentucky was charged with having in her possession… Link:

Court: Man Denies Weapon & Wounding Charges

Source: Bernews Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 16], a 27-year-old man denied charges of having an offensive weapon and unlawfully wounding someone. Keino Lambert, of Sandys Parish, was charged with having an offensive weapon namely a knife and two counts of unlawfully wounding someone, with the Court hearing the offences… Link:

Gunshots fired at Docksiders bar

Source: The Royal Gazette Shots were reportedly fired at the Docksider Pub and Restaurant in the early hours of this morning. Videos circulating on social media show what appear to be bullet holes in the ceiling of the restaurant. A compilation of Snapchat clips also shows the road in front of the restaurant and…

How to root out corruption in NCAA basketball

Source: The Royal Gazette The FBIs investigation last autumn into corruption and fraud in mens college basketball cannot really be called a wake-up call. Not when the problems big money, flouted rules, sham classes and never any consequences for wrongdoing had been so out in the open for so long. Good, though, that the…

Premier spotlights blockchain success

Source: The Royal Gazette A 20-strong delegation from Bermuda has been in New York City promoting the islands pioneering work to regulate the global blockchain industry. David Burt has been at the forefront of the efforts. As he ended two days of activities in the city, ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt asked the Premier how he…

50th Anniversary Of Universal Adult Suffrage

Source: Bernews The 50th anniversary of the ‘Right to Vote for All’ in Bermuda on Tuesday, May 22 “offers an opportunity for our entire community to express our appreciation for those who provided the foundation of our democracy.” A statement from groups including Bermuda National Trust, Bermuda National Library, the Chewstick Foundation,… Link:

Colonial Acquires Minority Interest In Beacon

Source: Bernews Colonial Group International Ltd. has acquired a minority interest in Beacon Insurance Company Ltd of Trinidad & Tobago. The partnership agreement, which was signed last Monday and is subject to regulatory approval by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, is “expected to generate significant growth opportunities for both insurers,”… Link:

10m pledge as Shyft sign MOU with Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Blockchain technology company Shyft has pledged to invest up to 10 million in Bermuda over a three-year period, creating new jobs, helping to re-skill workers and investing in local businesses, education and infrastructure. Those are some of the highlights of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the company and the…

Bermuda Signs MOU With Shyft Network

Source: Bernews Bermuda continued to attract international attention in New York today [May 15], as Premier David Burt announced a $10-million partnership with blockchain network Shyft and addressed more than 100 lawyers at a top global firm. A Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] spokesperson said, “It was Day Two of attendance by… Link:

Photos & Video: SpiritWear Shibari Fashion Show

Source: Bernews Local designer Amethyst Richardson hosted a Bermuda Collective Fashion Show on Saturday [May 12] at The Landfall Property in Hamilton parish. The SpiritWear Shibari Resort Collection Fashion Show by Amethyst also featured new styles produced by designers Edith Rookes, Rochelle Minors, Nicole Iris, and James R Lee. Click here to… Link:

BMRC Season Opener Set For This Sunday

Source: Bernews Sunday circuit racing is back with the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club [BMRC] starting on Sunday, May 20, with the BMRC kicking off their summer series with their season opener at the RUBiS Southside Raceway. Gates are set to open at 11.30am, with the first class hitting the grid for a… Link:

Ascendant announces new buyback programme

Source: The Royal Gazette The board of Ascendant Group Limited, the parent company of Belco, has authorised the repurchase of up to one million shares through a further share repurchase programme, starting on May 23, the day after its current repurchase programme ends. The new authorised share repurchase programme represents approximately 10 per cent…

Minister Simmons’ Trip To LA Cost $2,102

Source: Bernews A trip in May 2018 by Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons to Los Angeles for Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Award cost $2,102.13, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from May 9, 2018 – May 12, 2018, and the web… Link:

30 Minute Video: May 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:

Royal-tea at Hamilton Princess

Source: The Royal Gazette The Hamilton Princess and Beach Club is to throw a special Royal afternoon tea party to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. Guests will be able to choose from a selection of teas, specially chosen for the occasion, to enjoy with their sandwiches and cakes.…

Redahan joins Hamilton Re as controller

Source: The Royal Gazette Carol Redahan as been appointed senior vice-president, controller, by Hamilton Re. She will report to Vanessa Hardy Pickering, chief financial officer. Kathleen Reardon, chief executive officer of Hamilton Re, said Ms Redahans experience and expertise as a financial controller adds an important skill set to our finance team whose. ..

Executive changes at XL Group

Source: The Royal Gazette A number of executives will leave XL Group in the coming months in anticipation of the completion of the 15. 3 billion takeover of the company by Axa, the French multinational insurance company. Susan Cross, chief actuary, and Kristin Gould, general counsel, who are both based in Bermuda, together with…

Bermuda youth rugby teams head to Bahamas

Source: The Royal Gazette Three Bermuda youth teams will compete in the Junior Rugby Festival, which starts in Freeport, Bahamas, this week. The Bermuda under-10, under-12 and under-14 sides will take on Bahamas, Cayman Islands, New Providence and Key Biscayne at the tournament, now in its seventh year. Bermuda have competed in four of…

Aspen responds to Brexit with new Irish unit

Source: The Royal Gazette Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd is planning to set up a new insurance subsidiary in Ireland in response to Britains impending departure from the European Union. The Bermudian-based insurer and reinsurer said today that it had applied to the Central Bank of Ireland for authorisation of the new business. Aspen Insurance…

Dockyard vendors gear up for busy summer

Source: The Royal Gazette Vendors in Dockyard are gearing up for a busy season as Bermuda prepares to host 180 cruise ships bringing tens of thousands more visitors than last year. Top Dog, Duch Pops, 9 Parishes, Positive Energy, Churchills Ltd and Bermuda Fudge Co all have their stalls up and running near the…

Leverock misses out with bat for Notts

Source: The Royal Gazette Kamau Leverock played in Nottinghamshire Second XIs six-wicket win over Northamptonshire Second XI in the Eleven Trophy North Division at Lancot Park in Totternhoe, Bedfordshire, yesterday. The Bermuda all-rounder did not bowl for Nottinghamshire as Northants scored 165 off 44. 2 overs after being put into bat in the 50-over.…

UN International Day of Families marked

Source: The Royal Gazette The Family Centre today marked the International Day of Families with a call to do more to help people who struggle to cope. Martha Dismont, executive director at the centre, said that the latest statistics showed that average personal gross income dropped from 58,466 to 53,716 between 2010 and 2016,…

Dockyard Vendors Looking Forward To Season

Source: Bernews Vendors in Dockyard are gearing up for a busy season as Bermuda prepares to host 180 cruise ships bringing thousands more visitors than last year. Top Dog, Duch Pops, 9 Parishes, Positive Energy, Churchill’s Ltd and Bermuda Fudge Co all have their stalls up and running near the new Visitor… Link:

Deirdre Collins Named 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee announced that Ms Deirdre J. Collins has been selected as Bermuda’s Rhodes Scholar 2018. “Deirdre is the daughter of Michael and Nancy Collins of St Georges Parish, Bermuda,” their website stated. “Deirdre attended the Bermuda High School until 2009. She then went to St… Link:

Rugby Youth Teams To Compete In Bahamas

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Rugby Football Union [BRFU] today announced that the Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 youth teams will be taking part in the Junior Rugby Festival which takes place from May 17th – 21st in Freeport, Bahamas The competition is now in its seventh year and this year… Link:

XL Catlin Appoint Hoffman As Head Of Claims

Source: Bernews XL Catlin announced the appointment of Brent Hoffman as Global Head of Claims, effective immediately, reporting to Paul Jardine, XL Catlin’s Chief Experience Officer. Mr. Hoffman joined XL in 2014 and most recently held the position of General Counsel Global Claims, with a place on the Claims Leadership Team. In his… Link:

Delegation Attend Blockchain Week In New York

Source: Bernews “Bermuda’s pioneering work to regulate the global blockchain industry was praised by delegates to one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency conferences, as New York celebrates Blockchain Week,” the Bermuda Business Development [BDA] agency said. Premier and Finance Minister David Burt, accompanied by National Security Minister Wayne Caines, led a 20-strong… Link:

12 Videos: Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Invitational Area Permit Meet was held last Friday [May 11], with top Bermudian track & field athletes joined by international athletes from the BVI, USA, Nigeria, Bahamas, Barbados, US Virgin Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Canada, Grenada, Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Dominica and Great Britain, and TrackAlerts… Link:

Minors Finishes Third In 800M At NEICAAA

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Dage Minors, who competes for the Franklin Pierce University men’s track & field team, raced to third in the 800 meters at the NEICAAA Championships. The school’s match report said, “A mere seven-thousandths of a second separated first from third place in the 800 meters on Saturday, with the… Link:

BFM shares fall 0.9

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of BFampM Ltd fell 0. 9 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading yesterday. The insurer shed 15 cents to close on 16. 60 as 500 shares changed hands. Bermuda Press Holdings Ltd, the owner of The Royal Gazette, as well as commercial printing, real estate and retail interests,…

Shooting Star Results In Mayday Broadcast

Source: Bernews A sighting that is believed to have been a shooting star, but was mistaken for a flare, resulted in a Mayday Relay broadcast. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Tuesday, May 8 at 12:04am, Bermuda Radio overheard a vessel calling Mayday Relay on VHF CH16. S/v Manana advised… Link:

30 Minute Video: May 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:

Resiliency & Strengthening Of Family Systems

Source: Bernews On the occasion of the International Day of Families observed on the 15th of May every year, Family Centre is stressing the importance of finding a level of resiliency to help to address the challenges faced by families in 2018. Executive Director, Martha Dismont states, “The International Day of Families… Link:

Fireminds launches Cayman cloud with Logic

Source: The Royal Gazette Fireminds has launched a cloud data centre in the Cayman Islands that will provide solutions and managed services for Logic Communications Logic Business Solutions portfolio in Cayman. In addition, Fireminds said customers with operations in Bermuda and Cayman can now leverage its data centres in the two territories, working with…

Bermudas Rhodes scholar announced

Source: The Royal Gazette A former Bermuda High School pupil was today named as Bermudas Rhodes scholar for 2018. Deirdre Collins, of St Georges, was awarded the honour after a gruelling application process for the prestigious award. Ms Collins will use the scholarship to pursue a Masters degree in environmental change and management at…

BEDC loan programmes to help entrepreneurs

Source: The Royal Gazette In a bid to help small and medium sized businesses, debt consolidation micro loans of up to 20,000 are being offered by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation. In addition, the BEDC has increased its ability to act as a guarantor for bank loans taken out by a small and medium…

Munich Re injects 330m into Bermuda entity

Source: The Royal Gazette Munich Re has ploughed 330 million of capital into a new Bermudian-based vehicle that will reinsure some of its life business. The island-based entity, to be known as Munich Re Bermuda, has been assigned a financial strength rating of A by AM Best. Munich Re Bermuda was formerly named Princeton…

Warrior takes line honours

Source: The Royal Gazette Stephen Murray Jrs American modified Volvo 70 Warrior took line honours in the Antigua Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line at 7. 5748 local time on Saturday. Warriors time of 2 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes and 48 seconds is a race record, smashing their own mark, set last year,…

Stars skittled out for 18 as St Georges run riot

Source: The Royal Gazette St Georges captain Macai Simmons returned from Malaysia with Bermuda to lead his team to their first wins in the Open League this weekend, including dismissing Western Stars for 18 at Wellington Oval yesterday in a match that was completed in only two hours and one minute and was over…

West Ham punish wasteful Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Roy Jones, the Bermuda Under-19 coach, said his side paid the price for poor finishing after losing 4-1 to West Ham Uniteds Under-17 side at the National Stadium yesterday. Joness team made a sluggish start to the final match of the Bermuda Invitational Football Festival but improved after the break…

Services to expand as couple succeed Dr Dyer

Source: The Royal Gazette Urologist Michael Czerwinski and his partner Hillary Rand, a registered nurse, are taking over the practice of Charles Dyer, who is retiring after 52 years in medicine. The couple, who are having a wedding later this year, plan to run the practice as a husband-and-wife team, much as Dr Dyer…

Sport Scoreboard, May 14, 2018

Source: The Royal Gazette For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Link: Sport Scoreboard, May 14, 2018

Kiwanis District Governor Pays Official Visit

Source: Bernews The Governor of the New England & Bermuda District of Kiwanis International, Daniel C. Bennett, is this week paying his official visit to Bermuda. He, along with a group of some 26 Kiwanians from both the New England area and from Bermuda, is here on the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn.… Link:

A.M. Best Assigns Credit Ratings To Munich Re

Source: Bernews A.M. Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A+ [Superior] and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “aa” to Munich Re of Bermuda, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Munich Reinsurance Company. The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings [ratings] is stable. The ratings of Munich Re and other… Link:

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Source: Bernews This past weekend saw Flora Duffy win a gold medal in the WTS Triathlon in Japan, elite athletes compete in the Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet, a new record set in the Antigua to Bermuda sailing race, the Corporate Volleyball Tournament, the Kaleidoscopic Jamboree, the Somersfield Academy Spring Fair and various… Link:

Bermudians backed at Commonwealth conference

Source: The Royal Gazette Two young Bermudians have won backing at a Commonwealth youth forum to give UK Overseas Territories delegates voting rights. Ryan Robinson Perinchief and Russell Lister proposed a motion to amend the Commonwealth Youth Council constitution to allow Overseas Territories to have full membership and vote in council debates which passed…

Photos: Kaleidoscope Arts Annual Jamboree

Source: Bernews The Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation [KAF] hosted their sixth annual Kaleidoscopic Jamboree fundraiser yesterday [May 12] at their premises on Jubilee Road in Devonshire. The event helps to support the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation and their important Creative Minds curriculum enrichment program in Bermuda’s public Pre and Primary Schools. Guests were able… Link:

Bermudians Attend Commonwealth Youth Forum

Source: Bernews Bermudians, Ryan Robinson Perinchief and Russell Lister recently attended the 11th Commonwealth Youth Forum [CYF], organised as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting [CHOGM]. A spokesperson said, “As Bermuda’s representatives, Mr. Robinson Perinchief and Mr. Lister put forward a motion to amend the Commonwealth Youth Council [CYC] Constitution… Link:

Weather Forecast For Monday May 14

Source: Bernews Monday, May14 is expected to mostly sunny, with the high to be near 26°C/79°F and the low to be near 22°C/72°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 84%. Sunrise will be at 6:21am and sunset will be at… Link:

Cyclist hurt in crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A man was injured after his pedal cycle was in collision with a car yesterday. The 40-year-old cyclist was on the roundabout on St Johns Road, Pembroke, when the accident happened about 11. 35am. A police spokesman said the man, believed to be from Pembroke, was treated in hospital and…

Photos & Video: Paws To The Park Fun Walk

Source: Bernews The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [SPCA] hosted their 1 mile and 3 mile Paws to the Park Family Fun Walk yesterday [May 12] at the Arboretum. Booths were set up with information available, walk registration, free giveaways and sponsors. Lots of four-legged visitors were on hand mingling… Link:

Photos & Video: Local Love Pop-Up Market

Source: Bernews Eleven unique local vendors came together for a curated Pop-Up Market held yesterday afternoon [May 12] at the Bermuda Society of the Arts offering beauty and fashion goodies, wine and more, according to organizers. A spokesperson previously said, “The market will offer Bermuda a unique shopping experience. Local entrepreneurs and… Link:

Pedal Cyclist Hurt In Collision With Car

Source: Bernews Emergency services responded to a collision that occurred at the round-a-bout on St. John’s Road and Cemetery Road in Pembroke yesterday [May 12] where a pedal cyclist was injured. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:35am Saturday, May 12th police and fellow first responders attended a reported collision in the St.… Link:

‘Warrior’ Breaks Antigua To Bermuda Record

Source: Bernews American modified Volvo 70 Warrior — skippered by Stephen Murray Jr. — has taken Line Honours in the 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line at 7:57 local time on Saturday [May 12], setting a new race record of 2 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes and 48 seconds in the… Link:

A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings Of MS Amlin AG

Source: Bernews A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A [Excellent] and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of MS Amlin AG [Switzerland]. The outlook of these Credit Ratings [ratings] remains stable. A statement from the rating agency said, “The ratings reflect the company’s balance sheet strength, which A.M.… Link:

Baker Dominates RenRe Junior Gold Cup

Source: Bernews Stephan Baker of the U.S. won the 16th annual RenRe Junior Gold Cup. The 14-year-old Baker, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, dominated the regatta with the low score of 14 points and finished 20 points ahead of Bermudian Christian Ebbin. Baker has been almost untouchable on the Optimist circuit. He currently… Link:

Canfield Wins Second Argo Group Gold Cup

Source: Bernews Taylor Canfield and the USone Sailing Team captured the 68th Argo Group Gold Cup with a 3-1 victory over Johnie Berntsson’s Swedish crew. Canfield won the venerable King Edward VII Gold Cup for the second time, following his first win in 2012. Canfield’s crew included Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday May 13

Source: Bernews Sunday, May 13 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 24°C/76°F and the low to be near 21°C/70°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 83%. Sunrise will be at 6.22am… Link:

‘Silent Walk With A Purpose’ Set For May 13

Source: Bernews On Sunday [May 13] there will be a ‘Silent walk with a purpose’ from 6.00am to 8.00am starting from the corner of Dundonald and Court Street parking lot. A spokesperson said, “A Silent walk with a purpose is a loud statement for the recognition of our loved ones, past and… Link:

Blake Leeper: ‘Hopefully I Can Show The Kids’

Source: Bernews “Hopefully I can show the kids…born without legs, doctors said I would never walk, and here I am winning an international race.” Those were the words of American track star Blake Leeper after he raced to victory at last night’s Bermuda Invitational Area Permit Meet at the National Sports Centre.… Link:

Photos: Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet

Source: Bernews Elite athletes traveled to the island for the Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet, with track and field athletes from the BVI, USA, Nigeria, Bahamas, Barbados, US Virgin Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Canada, Grenada, Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Dominica and Great Britain matching up against some of Bermuda’s top athletes,… Link:

Getting to grips with cryptocurrencies

Source: The Royal Gazette What is cryptocurrency? According to the Bermuda Virtual Currency Business Act 2018, virtual currency means a digital representation of value that is used as a medium of exchange, unit of account, or store of value is not fiat currency, whether or not denominated in fiat currency. Great legal descriptions, but…

Under-20s edge Select team in Bermuda battle

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Under-20 side beat a Bermuda Select 4-3 team to record their first victory of the Bermuda International Football Festival at Goose Gosling Field last night. Ray Joness young charges held a 2-1 advantage at half-time and withstood a late fightback by a Bermuda Select team who refused to…

Canfield close to double

Source: The Royal Gazette Taylor Canfield and USone Sailing Team are on the verge of a second Argo Group Gold Cup title. The American skipper holds a 2-1 lead in the first to three points final over two-times Gold Cup winner Johnie Berntsson, of Sweden, going into todays final day of the 100,000 regatta…

Wright leaps clear of Bermuda pair

Source: The Royal Gazette Andwuelle Wright, of Trinidad and Tobago, claimed the mens long jump title ahead of Bermudian pair Tyrone Smith and Bruce DeGrilla, with a winning leap of 7. 74 metres in slippery conditions after a heavy shower early in the Bermuda Invitational Area Permit Meet made jumping challenging. The track was…

Bishops wife helps young moms

Source: The Royal Gazette The wife of a senior island churchman is on a mission to help young moms. Fiona Dill, married to Anglican Bishop of Bermuda Nicholas Dill, has worked for many years as a doula a non-medical birth companion. She said she became aware of the problems struggling young mothers faced and…

Duffy takes giant strides with Yokohama win

Source: The Royal Gazette Flora Duffy showed just how much she has improved as a runner, by powering away from the competition at World Triathlon Yokohama last night and moving to the top of the ITU WTS overall standings. Once upon a time, the final of the three triathlon disciplines was considered Duffys weakest…

Social game aims to attract new players

Source: The Royal Gazette Next Saturday, the two-session Non-Life Master Pairs will be held. The first session will start at 9. 30am, followed by the second session after a short lunch break. The event is open to all players with less than 300 Master Points at the start of the event. This Monday, the…

Spring Series set for Ocean View Farm

Source: The Royal Gazette The Auto Solutions RES Spring Series Show, the final competition of the 2018 series, takes place on Saturday and Sunday at Ocean View Farm in Smiths, starting at 8. 30am each day. We are extremely grateful to the generous invitation of Mr Ralph Terceira and family who have offered the…

White Mountains Tender Offer Final Results

Source: Bernews White Mountains Insurance Group announced the final results of its “modified Dutch auction” tender offer, which expired at the end of the day on May 7th. Based on the final count by the depositary for the tender offer, 584,106 shares were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn at or below… Link:

Third Point Re 2018 Q1 Earnings Results

Source: Bernews Bermuda-based Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018. Third Point Re reported a net loss available to common shareholders of $26.0 million, or $[0.26] per diluted common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to net income of $104.2 million, or $0.98… Link:

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 11 2018

Source: Bernews May 11 saw 4,900 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $41,100.00 BD. 3,000 shares were traded by Bermuda Press [Holdings] Ltd, closing down 0.8% at $6.10 per share, while another 1,900 shares were traded by Ascendant Group Limited, closing up 14.3% at $12.00 per share. The BSX… Link:

Fire Service recruits gain Scars certificates

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Services newest recruits have been trained in child sex abuse prevention. Now the BFRS wants to extend the training run by charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets to all its staff. Troy Furbert, divisional officer of the BFRS training division, said We are delighted to…

Five year plan for Saltus

Source: The Royal Gazette Saltus Grammar School has announced a new five-year plan. The school said the blueprint was designed to promote 21st-century-style learning. The plan, called The Key, focuses on four areas that reflect the priorities of the school over the next five years community, programme, stability and image. Deryn Lavell, Saltus. ..

Premiers wife gets Scars training

Source: The Royal Gazette Kristin Burt is the first premiers wife to be trained in child sex abuse prevention by charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets. Mrs Burt, who organised the training for parents and staff at her childrens preschool, said anyone who cares for children and wants to keep them safe should follow…

CultureShock Concert To Take Place On July 7

Source: Bernews The founder of CultureShock, Keith Simmons, has announced the return of its annual concert event, set to be held at Snorkel Park on Saturday, July 7th. Mr Simmons said, “ This year’s event, known as CultureShock 18, features icons PopCaan backed by Ruff Kutts Krew Band, Ifrica and I-Octane backed… Link:

Ascendant Group up 14.3

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Ascendant Group Holdings moved up 1. 50, or 14. 3 per cent, to 12 after 1,900 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Meanwhile, shares of Bermuda Press Holdings Ltd, published of The Royal Gazette, slipped by five cents, or 0. 8 per cent, to 6. 10 after 3,000…

Wilson praised Wellbeing Fair

Source: The Royal Gazette Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, this afternoon commended AIG for their annual Wellbeing Fair. The fair, hosted by the American International Company, was open to the buildings tenants and 340 workers. Ms Wilson praised the company for the fair, along with its hosting of lunch and learn seminars discussing…

Power Boat Engine ‘Exploded’ In Great Sound

Source: Bernews On Sunday [May 6] an 18ft power boat reported that their “engine has exploded and vessel is taking on water” in the Great Sound. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Sunday 6th May, 2:11pm. Bermuda Radio is contacted by person onboard an 18ft Power boat reporting that engine has… Link:

7pm Live Video: May 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:

Live Updates: Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet

Source: Bernews [Updating] Elite athletes — including Olympic medalists — are on the island for the Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet this evening [May 11], with athletes from the BVI, USA, Nigeria, Bahamas, Barbados, US Virgin Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Canada, Grenada, Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Dominica and Great Britain all… Link:

Weather Forecast For Saturday May 12

Source: Bernews Saturday, May 12 is expected to see some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon, with the high to be near 24°C/75°F and the low to be near 21°C/69°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WSW. The relative humidity is… Link:

Vivica Fox To Host Xotic Xperience On Sunday

Source: Bernews This weekend, actress Vivica Fox will be in Bermuda for the Xotic Xperience Mother’s Day Showcase on Sunday, May 13th. “By popular demand, the Showcase has been moved to lower level Pier 6. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm,” a spokesperson said. “The event also features… Link:

House Teaching staff to undergo appraisals

Source: The Royal Gazette All education staff will undergo performance appraisals as part of the blueprint for Bermudas public school system. Education minister Diallo Rabain delivered an update on Plan 2022 at the House of Assembly today. The plan does not specifically address the Progressive Labour Partys bid to phase out middle schools but…

Watch Flora in WTS Yokohama tonight #8211 Live!!

Source: The Royal Gazette The Royal Gazette is excited to bring you live streaming of the World Triathlon Series race in Yokohama, Japan, tonight. All eyes will be Bermuda’s Flora Duffy after her virtuoso performance on home soil two weeks ago, as she attempts to retain the crown that helped her on the road…

Minister Updates: School System Strategic Plan

Source: Bernews Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 11], Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain provided an update on the work that technical officers in the Department of Education are currently undertaking to “effectively execute on the Public School System’s strategic plan – Plan 2022.” The Minister’s full… Link:

Breast & Ovarian Cancer Conference In June

Source: Bernews William Keegan, President and CEO, of Innovative Medical Conferences, has confirmed that the second ‘The Pink & Teal Conference on Breast and Ovarian Cancer’ will be three times larger than Innovative Medical Conferences’s [IMC] original 2013 visit to Bermuda, with the conference to be held at Fairmont Southampton on June… Link:

Cancer conference to be held in June

Source: The Royal Gazette The island is to host an international medical summit next month. The Pink and Teal Conference on Breast and Ovarian Cancer will bring a whos who of specialists to Bermuda from June 13 to 15. William Keegan, president of Innovative Medical Conferences and the event organiser, said the conference would…

Argo Group hosts Endeavour students

Source: The Royal Gazette Students from the Endeavour Community Sailing met sailers and had the opportunity to race in pro-am spots at the Argo Group Gold Cup in Hamilton Harbour. Bermudian-based Argo Group is the title sponsor of the sailing event, and invited the students of the Endeavour organisation to be involved in the…

An early Mothers Day gift

Source: The Royal Gazette Lindsay Simmons has fostered close to 20 children. Last week she received an early Mothers Day gift when she adopted her own. Three-year-old Laundyn has been in her care since she was born because her birth mother was a heroin user who left her daughter addicted. The only mother shes…

Govt To Table Digital Asset Business Act 2018

Source: Bernews “An exciting, landmark achievement,” said Premier David Burt as the Government prepares to table the Digital Asset Business Act 2018 in the House of Assembly today. “A team of men and women from the private sector, the Public Service and the Bermuda Monetary Authority have delivered legislation that puts Bermuda… Link:

Emerging Artist Shalae Johnston To Host Show

Source: Bernews Emerging artist Shalae Johnston is getting set to host a show this afternoon [May 11], beginning at 5.30pm at Masterworks. A spokesperson said, “Museums are a reflection of their country’s identity. Bermuda Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens has a long tradition of supporting Bermuda’s budding artistic talent. Within Homer’s Café,… Link:

Health Minister Delivers Nurses Proclamation

Source: Bernews Minister of Health Kim Wilson recently helped to honour Bermuda’s nurses, reading a proclamation that recognised Saturday, May 12 as International Nurses Day, and the month of May as Nurses Month. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister read the proclamation from the steps of City Hall, accompanied by members of… Link:

Somers Ltd improves 3.9

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Somers Limited rose 55 cents, or 3. 9 per cent, to 14. 80 after 9,700 were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. BFampM Ltd fell 20 cents, or 1. 2 per cent, to 16. 75 after 3,054 shares were exchanged. There was also trading of 3,877 shares of…

Wilson We need more nurses

Source: The Royal Gazette The need for more nurses was highlighted today by Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health. Ms Wilson, who proclaimed Saturday as International Nurses Day and May as Nurses Month at an event at City Hall, said the Bermuda Nursing Council has more than 800 people registered as nurses. But she…

Orbis Invests In Endeavour Community Sailing

Source: Bernews Endeavour Community Sailing, a non-profit educational sailing organisation dedicated to engaging students from different socioeconomic backgrounds across Bermuda through hands-on experiential learning and STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math] through sailing education, will benefit from a multi-year investment from lead sponsor Orbis Investments. Jennifer Pitcher, representing Endeavour Community Sailing,… Link:

Teams Set For Argo Gold Cup Quarterfinals

Source: Bernews When the Quarterfinal Round of the 68th Argo Group Gold Cup gets underway Friday morning the eight teams will bring an array of experience to the storied regatta. Crews led by Taylor Canfield [USA], Johnie Berntsson [SWE], Joachim Aschenbrenner [DEN] and Nicklas Dackhammar [SWE] all qualified for the quarterfinals on… Link:

Parliament: Order Of Business For May 11th

Source: Bernews Statements on the Nekton Mission, XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey & Ocean Risk Summit and an update on the Public School System Strategic Plan 2018-2022 are due to be delivered in Friday’s session of the House of Assembly, while Bills on the Order Paper include the Digital Asset Business Act… Link:

30 Minute Video: May 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:

Soldiers embark on nautical course

Source: The Royal Gazette Two Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have started an intensive nautical skills course in the Cayman Islands run by the Royal Navy. Private Donavin Trott-Burchall and Private Jessica Pimental, both members of the RBR Boat Troop, will spend three weeks with the RNs International Defence Training Maritime Training Team learning small…

Support for blue carbon credits project

Source: The Royal Gazette A project that will allow companies to offset their carbon footprint by supporting environmental areas that naturally absorb carbon from the atmosphere, is under way. XL Catlin and The Nature Conservancy are collaborating to bring blue carbon credits to the market. The move coincides with the Ocean Risk Summit, being…

OBA names Mathias, Pearman for by-election

Source: The Royal Gazette Justin Mathias and Scott Pearman were unveiled by the One Bermuda Alliance this afternoon as the Oppositions candidates for Warwick North East and Paget East respectively. They will square off against Progressive Labour Party candidates Curtis Dickinson and Curtis Richardson on June 7, when voters head to the polls for…

Press Release Mary Prince Awards

Source: The Royal Gazette It is no secret that Bermuda has a wealth of talent and an abundance of stories to be told through manydifferent mediums. For the past seven years The Chewstick Foundation Registered Charity No. 857 hashonoured and recognised some of these storytellers through the Mary Prince Award MPA, an annualcash prize…

Man charged over Steede murder

Source: The Royal Gazette A 21-year-old man was charged this morning with the premeditated murder of Morlan Steede. Kiari Tucker, of Warwick, was further charged with using a firearm to commit an indictable offence. Mr Steede was fatally shot in the Two-Way Deepdale area of Pembroke on November 3 last year. Mr Tucker did…

TNC & XL To Bring Blue Carbon Credits To Market

Source: Bernews TNC and XL Catlin announced today [May 10] a project to develop “Blue Carbon Resilience Credits”. A spokesperson said, “These will, for the first time, value the combined carbon sequestration and resilience benefits provided by coastal wetland ecosystems. Support provided by XL Catlin will allow TNC to explore the development… Link:

Businesses Support Ace It Foundation Efforts

Source: Bernews The efforts of Bermudian and Executive Director of Ace It Foundation Quinton Sherlock got a boost recently with a collaboration between The Pro Shop and Sport Source to assist the foundation with donations for their mission in Ghana. Mr. Sherlock said, “Ace It Foundation is very grateful for the continued… Link:

Court: 21-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Source: Bernews Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 10], a 21-year-old man was charged with the murder of Morlan Steede. Kiari Tucker was charged with murdering Mr Steede on November, 3rd, 2017, and was also charged with using a firearm whilst committing an indictable offence, namely murder, on the same date.… Link:

Summons Issued Over Loan For Hotel Project

Source: Bernews Summons to appear in Magistrates Court have been issued in connection with the loan for the Par La Ville hotel project, including one to Corporation Secretary Ed Benevides, with the City confirming that he has now been “placed on administrative leave.” While only one summons has been officially confirmed, unofficial… Link:

Insurance seen leading positive ocean change

Source: The Royal Gazette Optimism exists that damage to the worlds oceans, including overfishing, pollution, rising sea levels and ever more powerful hurricanes driven by warmer temperatures, can be reversed. Bermudas signature international business insurance and reinsurance is seen as one of the brightest hopes for positive change. Discussions about how. .. Link:

Cane toad decline results in pest boom

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas safest form of pest control is under threat from water pollution, a researcher who has tracked the islands cane toad population for about 20 years warned yesterday. Jamie Bacon, the principal investigator for the Bermuda Amphibian Project, run by the Bermuda Zoological Society, said a fall in the toad…

HSBC & TEDS Distributes Over 15,000 Meals

Source: Bernews In partnership with The Eliza DoLittle Society [TEDS] and the Anglican Cathedral, HSBC’s workforce is working to eradicate hunger in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “From September 2017 through to February 2018, HSBC Bermuda launched its second annual bankwide, team-based volunteering initiative. 420 HSBC employees divided into 56 teams helped to… Link:

Third Point Re posts 26m loss

Source: The Royal Gazette Third Point Reinsurance reported a net first-quarter loss of 26 million as investment valuations fell but gross premiums more than doubled. The Bermudian-based company, whose investments are managed by Dan Loebs Third Point LLC hedge fund, said the loss broke down to 26 cents per share, compared to earnings of…

Bermuda Dance Academy ‘Starstruck’ On June 9

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Dance Academy, directed by Nikia Manders, is getting set to present its third annual dance recital titled “Starstruck” on Saturday, June 9 at 2.00pm and 7.00pm at The Berkeley Institute’s Cafetorium. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Dance Academy, directed by Nikia Manders, is excited to present its third annual dance… Link:

HSBC goes extra mile to help the hungry

Source: The Royal Gazette Volunteers from HSBC Bermuda have pledged to help eradicate hunger in partnership with the Eliza DoLittle Society and the Anglican Cathedral. The bank launched its second annual volunteering programme from September 2017 through February 2018, according to a statement. Staff numbering 420 divided into 56 teams to cook and service,.…

Golf: Bermuda Leading In Low Gross Division

Source: Bernews After the second day of competition at Trump National Doral in Miami, Bermuda’s golf team is leading the field in the Low Gross Division with 8 strokes ahead of Southwest Florida with a score of 518. Bermuda is also placed second in the Low Net Division with a score of… Link:

Three Hour Video: National Day Of Peace Event

Source: Bernews The National Day of Peace is being held this evening [May 9] at the National Sports Centre, with the event scheduled to include inspirational musical and dance performances, speeches and more. “The aim of the event is to bring the community together to remember those who have been lost through… Link:

Swimathon At BASA Pool On June 2nd

Source: Bernews On Saturday June 2nd, the Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association [BASA] will be holding a Swimathon at the BASA Pool throughout the day in order to raise money to replace the current starting blocks with Myrtha Track Start Blocks. From 6am to midnight, the three clubs will work together to swim… Link:

ARC Europe Sailors Heading To Bermuda

Source: Bernews On May 5th, crews from World Cruising Club’ ARC Europe transatlantic rally, said farewell to Caribbean waters as they set off for their offshore adventure from Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola towards Portugal via Bermuda, as one of the two rally starts got underway. A second group set off from Portsmouth, Virginia,… Link:

BFM shares gain 2.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Jumps in the share prices of Butterfield Bank and BFampM Ltd drove The Royal GazetteBSX Index higher. Insurer BFampM was the biggest climber, gaining 35 cents, or 2. 1 per cent, to close on 16. 95 as 5,000 shares changed hands. Butterfield climbed 30 cents, or 0. 6 per cent,…

Autopsy confirms senior killed by crash

Source: The Royal Gazette An autopsy has confirmed that Lois Simmons was killed in a car crash, according to police. Ms Simmons, 84, died as a result of injuries suffered when the car she was driving struck a tree near Barnes Corner, Southampton at 4. 30pm on Friday. A police spokesman said As such,…

Australian lender drives Somers profit gain

Source: The Royal Gazette Somers Ltds first-quarter profits rose on the back of an increase in the value of the companies in which it invests. The financial-services holding company and owner of Bermuda Commercial Bank, said net income for the first three months of the year was 18. 5 million, up from 4. 1…

Photos/Video: Luxury ‘Overlook’ Home For Sale

Source: Bernews Rego Sotheby’s International Realty recently launched its newest luxury listing — named ‘Overlook — a property boasting a modern design and offering panoramic island views, with the property listed at a sale price of $4,275,000. Sole listing agent Ben Rego said, “From the moment I met with the owners at… Link:

Family Travel Group To Hold Summit in Bermuda

Source: Bernews Family Travel Association will hold its annual summit in Bermuda this October, part of what the Bermuda Tourism Authority says is a renewed focus on attracting young families to the island for vacation. Bermuda’s latest tourism industry numbers released yesterday show growth across all age categories, including children under 17-years-old.… Link:

Football Festival Schedule Change Announced

Source: Bernews There have been change made to the Bermuda International Football Festival schedule, with officials stating that many of the Azores players “have been forced to return on Saturday to sit exams,” and the new schedule follows below. Wednesday May 9th – Match Day 2 @ BAA Field 6:30pm – West… Link:

Organisers thrilled at End-to-End turnout

Source: The Royal Gazette More than 2,000 people took part in the XL Catlin End-to-End on Saturday. Final fundraising figures have yet to be tallied, but organisers said they were delighted with the turnout. Anne Mello, chairwoman of the End-to-End Charitable Trust, said It was outstanding. We had perfect weather. Our participants just had…

Murray set to be the front-runner

Source: The Royal Gazette Record-breaking conditions are forecast for the second edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race, with strong easterly trades expected to provide fast reaching conditions for the first two days of the 935-nautical mile oceanic race. High pressure east of Bermuda is expected to decrease the gradient wind, shifting south to create…

Distribution deal for hemp energy drink

Source: The Royal Gazette A US company that provides consumers with an alternative energy drink is now using a local distribution company to sell its product in Bermuda. Florida-based Kona Gold Solutions was founded in 2016 to provide consumers with an energy drink claimed to be a healthier alternative to what is already on…

The hard work starts now, says BCB president

Source: The Royal Gazette Lloyd Smith admits that there is much work to be done within cricket after Bermuda were relegated to the ICC World Cricket League Division Five in the first few months of his Bermuda Cricket Board presidency. Smith concedes that other teams have been improving while Bermuda have been in a…

TABS Launches ‘North Rock’ Swim Shorts

Source: Bernews TABS has partnered with local artist Graham Foster for a third time to release the latest line of their award-winning swim shorts this Summer, with the “North Rock” print depicting fish found around Bermuda’s reefs. Using Graham Foster’s original painting, TABS created a unique limited edition pattern that has been… Link:

Ministry: 28 Bus Runs Cancelled On Wednesday

Source: Bernews The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this morning [May 9] with twenty-eight bus runs cancelled. Related Stories Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For… Link:

OBA leader Atherden upbeat in new video

Source: The Royal Gazette The impending double by-election for Warwick North East and Paget East marks a challenge and an opportunity for the One Bermuda Alliance, the Opposition leader has said. Jeanne Atherden emphasised that the OBA was taking steps to create a party strengthened by our common goals and principles, in a 2…

Argus Group rise 1.6

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Argus Group Holdings rose six cents, or 1. 6 per cent, to 3. 91 after 1,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. A total of 7,900 shares of Bermuda Aviation Services Ltd changed hands, but there was no change to the closing price of 2. The Royal GazetteBSX…

BILTIR Provides Maths Tutoring To CedarBridge

Source: Bernews Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR] have successfully concluded a 12-week math tutorial programme for students at CedarBridge Academy. This is the third year that this tutorial programme has been offered to students at CedarBridge Academy, providing weekly study sessions that focus on the school’s mathematics curriculum and… Link:

Sailing: Argo Group Gold Cup Gets Underway

Source: Bernews In a day packed with so much action that many skippers’ memories were left blurred, Taylor Canfield’s USone Sailing Team streaked out to the early lead at the 68th Argo Group Gold Cup. Canfield and crew Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de Leon, Erik Shampain and George Peet won all six… Link:

‘Bermudian Legacy’ Art Exhibit To Be Created

Source: Bernews Alistair Morrison, a leading photographer with Bermuda connections, is visiting the island to launch a new art piece featuring Bermudians. The acclaimed British photographer, who has close Bermuda connections, has photographed some of the most notable celebrities in the world such as Tom Cruise, Sir Elton John and Bruce Springsteen.… Link:

Fitch: Bermuda Reinsurers To Remain Resilient

Source: Bernews “Profitability will remain under pressure for Bermuda reinsurers following a trying 2017, though the collective strength of the sector should remain largely intact according to Fitch Ratings’ latest peer review of the sector,” Fitch Ratings said. “Bermuda reinsurers suffered significant catastrophe losses last year due largely to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma… Link:

Video: Opposition Leader On By-Elections

Source: Bernews “We can mount a campaign that shows that we’re not defined by race and that we put Bermuda first,” Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden said, adding that “we will nominate the candidates who will make us a stronger Opposition, to ultimately regain the Government.” Ms Atherden’s comments come as the parties… Link:

Police officer arrested on suspected bribery

Source: The Royal Gazette A police officer was arrested today by the officers of the organised, economic crime department on suspicion of offences under the Bribery Act 2016, a spokesman announced this afternoon. The officer was described as a 33-year-old Smiths resident and serving police constable. The spokesman added An investigation has commenced and.…

Community urged to join Peace event

Source: The Royal Gazette A group of community figures are encouraging people to take part in the National Day of Peace tomorrow. Twelve people from a range of backgrounds put their names to a statement supporting the event, organised by the Ministry of National Security at the National Sports Centre from 5pm. They are…

Richardson unveiled as PLP challenger

Source: The Royal Gazette Curtis Richardson was announced this afternoon as the Progressive Labour Partys candidate for Paget East in the June 7 by-election. He was introduced by acting party leader Walter Roban, who said that in the July 2017 General Election, Mr Richardson obtained the most ever votes for the PLP in Paget…

Enstar results hit by bond valuation fall

Source: The Royal Gazette Enstar reported a net loss of 41. 2 million in the first quarter of the year as a fall in the market value of fixed-income securities impacted financial results. The Bermudian-based run-off specialist loss compared to net earnings of 54. 7 million in the corresponding period of 2017. Enstar reported…

FAC expands into Canadian market

Source: The Royal Gazette Payment solutions provider First Atlantic Commerce is now available in Canada to Canadian online merchants. Bermudian-based FAC delivers customised and flexible online credit and debit card processing to businesses in the Latin American Caribbean Region including the Caribbean and Central America, Europe, the US, Mauritius and now,. .. Link:

Hiscox CEO Good sense receding in market

Source: The Royal Gazette Hiscoxs chief executive officer says good sense is receding in the reinsurance market, meaning rate rises in the wake of last years huge catastrophe losses are likely to be short-lived. The Bermudian-based company reported more than 20 per cent growth in its gross written premiums in the first quarter of…

Man accused of making death threats to Premier

Source: The Royal Gazette A 28-year-old man was charged today with making threats and demands to David Burt, the Premier. Jared Gordon allegedly sent Mr Burt a series of messages between October 2 last year and March 28, making unwarranted demands of items and money. Mr Gordon was also charged with two counts of…

Bermuda Celebrates Inspiring Girls In ICT

Source: Bernews On April 26th, the Department of ICT Policy and Innovation celebrated the winners of three competitions aimed to recognise women in ICT [Information and Communications Technologies] on the Island. The Department ran the competitions to mark the occasion of the International Telecommunication Union’s [ITU] Girls in ICT Day. The global… Link:

Speakers Announced For KPMG FinTech Summit

Source: Bernews The KPMG’s FinTech Summit will be held on Thursday May 31 at Elbow Beach, with topics ranging from the “current and future implications of RegTech to how blockchain is revolutionizing the way business is transacted.” “The FinTech landscape is far reaching. With KPMG’s FinTech Summit, we will concentrate on separating reality from… Link:

Thompson & Eaton To Speak At Chamber AGM

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has announced the keynote speakers for this year’s Annual General Meeting [AGM] Luncheon will be Mark Thompson, Global Privacy Lead for KPMG International, presenting alongside Chris Eaton, Cyber Security lead for KPMG Islands Group. A spokesperson said, “Mr. Thompson specializes in Cyber Security and Privacy… Link:

PwC Relay For Life Luminaria Sales & Display

Source: Bernews PwC Bermuda will serve as the official Luminaria Sales and Display Sponsor for a fourth year at the annual Relay for Life event on May 18-19. Dozens of PwC volunteers will be on hand at the firm’s two Luminaria tents this year at the National Sports Centre, helping to sell… Link:

First Atlantic Online Gateway Available In Canada

Source: Bernews First Atlantic Commerce [FAC], a global online payment gateway and payment solutions provider, is now available in Canada to online Canadian merchants. FAC is a Bermuda-based, feature-rich payment gateway that delivers customized and flexible online credit and debit card processing to businesses in the Latin American Caribbean Region including the… Link:

First Bermuda compliance conference gears up

Source: The Royal Gazette Compliance professionals and those new to regulatory compliance from across the business and non-profit sectors, are invited to attend the inaugural Bermuda Compliance Professionals Conference next week. The event is being staged at the Hamilton Princess on May 17. The lunch keynote address is entitled Legal Foundation of the Compliance.…

Police issue advisory for missing boy

Source: The Royal Gazette Police asked the public to help locate a missing 12-year-old this evening. A spokesman said there was concern for the wellbeing of Dean Lottimore Jr, who was last seen in the St Johns Road area about 4pm. He added Dean Jr is described as brown complexioned, 4 ft tall of…

New marine species discovered off Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette More than 100 new marine species have been discovered during a deep sea exploration off the coast of Bermuda. The findings of the Nekton Mission I, XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey were presented to Walton Brown, the Minister of Home Affairs, today. Alex Rogers, scientific director of the Nekton Oxford…

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