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May 23, 2017

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Pembroke man granted conditional discharge

Source: The Royal Gazette | Pembroke man granted conditional discharge A 22-year-old Pembroke man has been given a 12-month conditional discharge for possessing marijuana and MDMA. Tyrone Oswald Jr pleaded guilty to the charges, which stem from an arrest on October 7, 2016, when he appeared in Magistrates Court on April 5. The court heard

US expert talks on drug addiction

Source: The Royal Gazette | US expert talks on drug addiction Drug addiction affects everyone in a family, holding all those in that family hostage, a visiting expert told audiences who attended a recent series of workshops. Jerry Moe, National Director of Childrens Programmes at the Hazeldon Betty Ford Center, was brought to the island

BFIS interns start three-week programme

Source: The Royal Gazette | BFIS interns start three-week programme The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme, now in its sixteenth year, started this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks, through June 9, learning about the Bermuda insurance industry in depth from how to form an insurance company to

Enstar CFO to step down at year-end

Source: The Royal Gazette | Enstar CFO to step down at year-end Mark Smith, the chief financial officer of island-based Enstar Group, will step down from his role at the end of this year. Guy Bowker, Enstars chief accounting officer and deputy CFO, will succeed Mr Smith in the CFO role from the start of

Emmissions Testing Centre closed

Source: The Royal Gazette | Emmissions Testing Centre closed The Bermuda Emissions Controls Rockaway Satellite Testing Centre in Southampton will be closed again today, due to staff shortages. Officials will determine if there will be sufficient manpower to open the facility on Thursday, said a Government spokesman.

AXIS To Continue Sponsoring Girls Cricket

Source: Bernews | AXIS To Continue Sponsoring Girls Cricket The Bermuda Cricket Board announced that Axis Capital has confirmed its support of girl’s cricket in Bermuda. Axis’s assistance will include: An all-girls U11 team, Axis Angels competing in the HIscox U11 League An all-girls U8 team, Little Angels, competing in the Tokio MR U8 league Support and

Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’

Source: Bernews | Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’ Addictions affect everyone in a family, creating havoc for children, according to an expert visiting Bermuda. Jerry Moe, National Director of Children’s Programmes at the Hazeldon Betty Ford Center, led a series of workshops recently organised by PRIDE Bermuda, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. He

Video: Yokohama Highlights, Flora Duffy Wins

Source: Bernews | Video: Yokohama Highlights, Flora Duffy Wins In her first race back after claiming her debut World Triathlon Series World Title last year, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy returned to the 2017 season and walked right back to the familiar top of the podium when she won the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. She recorded

Dunkley condemns Manchester terror attack

Source: The Royal Gazette | Dunkley condemns Manchester terror attack The Premier has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May expressing Bermudas shock and horror following last nights terrorist attack in Manchester. In a formal letter on behalf of Bermuda, Michael Dunkley wrote Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, those

Men’s Futsal Results: PHC & C-Side Win

Source: Bernews | Men’s Futsal Results: PHC & C-Side Win A men’s futsal league double header inside the Bermuda College Gymnasium produced 20 goals on the night. The first match between Flanagan’s Onions II and PHC was a game much closer than the final score. At the half, PHC led 5 to 3 behind a

The Hall of Fame

Source: The Royal Gazette | The Hall of Fame As we countdown to the 35th Americas Cup The Royal Gazette will bring you a series of fun facts about the boats, the sailors, the crew, and the history of this illustrious competition. There are now three days until the month-long sporting spectacle gets under way.

BFIS Summer Intern Programme Underway

Source: Bernews | BFIS Summer Intern Programme Underway The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme, now in its 16th year, commenced this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks [May 22 – June 9] learning about the Bermuda insurance industry in depth – from how to form an insurance company

51 Boats Enter Marion Bermuda Yacht Race

Source: Bernews | 51 Boats Enter Marion Bermuda Yacht Race [Written by  Talbot Wilson] Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 and all information required on the entry forms must be completed by then. Entries now stand at 51 yachts. The start of this blue-water

BECL Rockaway Center Closed Again Today

Source: Bernews | BECL Rockaway Center Closed Again Today Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. [BECL] Rockaway Satellite Testing Center in Southampton is closed again today due to “staff shortages.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. Rockaway Satellite Testing Center in Southampton is closed again today, due to staff shortages. “Officials will determine if

Nine new jobs as Gorhams opens on Sundays

Source: The Royal Gazette | Nine new jobs as Gorhams opens on Sundays Hardware and home goods store Gorhams is to open on Sundays and create nine new jobs to cover the extra hours. Andrew Mackay, general manager of Gorhams, said customers had requested for years that it open both days of the weekend. He

Vote of no confidence should be postponed

Source: The Royal Gazette | Vote of no confidence should be postponed It was with considerable concern and disappointment that I became aware on Saturday morning that David Burt, the Leader of the Opposition, had on Friday night filed a motion of no confidence in the One Bermuda Alliance government that he plans to debate

Gorham’s Store To Open Seven Days A Week

Source: Bernews | Gorham’s Store To Open Seven Days A Week Gorham’s will be extending their business hours to seven days a week, with the store planning to open from 10am – 5pm on Sundays, and hiring nine new employees due to the extended hours. For the past few years, the local hardware and home goods

Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester

Source: Bernews | Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester Premier Michael Dunkley has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May expressing Bermuda’s “shock and horror” following last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester. In a formal letter on behalf of Bermuda, the Premier wrote, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, those

Alpha Beautillion Profile: Zuhri Burgess

Source: Bernews | Alpha Beautillion Profile: Zuhri Burgess In the first in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Zuhri Burgess. His profile, courtesy of the Alphas, says: “Zuhri Kebede Tahjame Burgess was born on the island of Bermuda on March 16, 2000 to Aljame Zuill

‘Che-Che’: Model, Footballer, Dancer, Equestrian

Source: Bernews | ‘Che-Che’: Model, Footballer, Dancer, Equestrian [Written by Eron Hill] Che’-Chulae’ Monet Dowling  is not your average 12-year-old. The young model, footballer, dancer, and equestrian has a work ethic second to none that has allowed her to succeed at anything that she sets her sights on. Her most recent accomplishment is the launch

‘Pile Driving’ To Start At Airport Project Site

Source: Bernews | ‘Pile Driving’ To Start At Airport Project Site Starting Thursday, May 25 through to October, pile driving will be taking place at the construction site of the new airport terminal. “This is the process of hammering steel piles into the ground at a depth of 115 feet within the footprint of the

Design Chosen For Bermuda Triangle Landmark

Source: Bernews | Design Chosen For Bermuda Triangle Landmark A panel of judges representing eight local organisations has selected the winning design for a new Bermuda Triangle art installation at Clearwater Beach, with Bermudian Shane Mora being chosen following a Request for Proposal [RFP] process that inspired eleven qualified submissions. The BTA said, “The objective

Photos: America’s Cup Teams Practice Racing

Source: Bernews | Photos: America’s Cup Teams Practice Racing With the countdown clock ticking over to just five days before the start of the 35th America’s Cup, all six teams took to Bermuda’s Great Sound today [May 22] with three [Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand and Land Rover BAR] taking part in another day

Ascendant Group up 3

Source: The Royal Gazette | Ascendant Group up 3 Shares of energy utility Ascendant Group, the parent of Belco, improved by 25 cents, or 3 per cent, to 8. 50 after 17,300 traded. The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed at 2,043. 76, up 2. 41 points, or 0. 12 per cent. On the New York Stock

Three women hurt fleeing shooting incident

Source: The Royal Gazette | Three women hurt fleeing shooting incident Police now say that three females were injured in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Devonshire on Friday night. It happened in the North Shore and Glebe roads area at around 11. 15pm. It is now understood that the teenage male

Parade will feature more than 50 groups

Source: The Royal Gazette | Parade will feature more than 50 groups More than 50 different group and organisation participants will take part in this years Bermuda Day Parade. The line-up includes bands, floats, dance troupes, and much more. Printed programme inserts listing all participants will be placed in tomorrows edition of ltigtThe Royal Gazette.

Official opening for Caroline Bay Marina

Source: The Royal Gazette | Official opening for Caroline Bay Marina The Caroline Bay Marina was formally opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon. Despite light showers around 100 people trekked to Morgans Point for the ribbon cutting, including developers Nelson Hunt and Craig Christensen and a number of sailors from the boats already docked

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Source: Bernews | Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards joined representatives from 12 other UK Overseas Territories [UKOTs] and Crown Dependencies [CDs] on the Channel Island of Alderney. Designates came together from as far afield as Pitcairn and the British Virgin Islands on 27 and 28 April to discuss the

Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

Source: Bernews | Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade A ladies’ drill and rifle team set up with help from the Royal Bermuda Regiment is set to shine in Wednesday’s Bermuda Day parade. The Bermuda Rifle and Drill Team is set to field its biggest-ever contingent of 37 – with junior members

30 Minute Video: May 22 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: May 22 ZBM Evening News 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

NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC

Source: Bernews | NBC Sports To Show Over 40 Hours Of AC NBC Sports Group will present more than 40 hours of coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup from Bermuda across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app, beginning this Friday, May 26, with coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on NBCSN. NBCSN and

Hamilton Princess Unveil New Staff Uniforms

Source: Bernews | Hamilton Princess Unveil New Staff Uniforms Hamilton Princess & Beach Club today [May 22], debuted the new designer uniforms for pool and Beach Club employees. The hotel has collaborated with British men’s fashion designer, Orlebar Brown, in creating the new uniforms. They consist of Orlebar Brown white Jarrett Cotton Polo Shirts and blue

Weather Forecast For Tuesday May 23

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Tuesday May 23 Tuesday, May 23 is expected to be cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day, with the high to be near 24°C/76°F and the low to be near 22°C/71°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is

Senators debate trust and transparency

Source: The Royal Gazette | Senators debate trust and transparency Transparency and trust took centre stage as senators met this morning. A 90-minute motion to adjourn came at the end of a relatively short session, in which only one Bill was addressed at the Senates temporary location in the House of Assembly. One Bermuda Alliance

Fitch upgrades Butterfield Bank

Source: The Royal Gazette | Fitch upgrades Butterfield Bank Butterfield Banks credit rating has been upgraded by Fitch Ratings. The New York-based rating agency said today that it had raised the banks viability rating to bbb from bbb- after its review of the bank. Fitch has also affirmed Butterfields support-driven long-term issuer default rating of

Noisy airport construction work set to begin

Source: The Royal Gazette | Noisy airport construction work set to begin The noisiest phase of construction pile driving will take place at the new airport terminal site from Thursday. Workmen will be hammering steel piles into the ground at a depth of 115ft within the footprint of the new terminal and passenger bridges, according

Woman admits damaging ex-partners truck

Source: The Royal Gazette | Woman admits damaging ex-partners truck A 60-year-old Pembroke woman has admitted throwing paint over her ex-partners truck. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Barbara Johnson admitted causing wilful and unlawful damage in Devonshire on March 10. The court heard that the complainant had parked in front of a Devonshire residence

Beneficial ownership register rules updated

Source: The Royal Gazette | Beneficial ownership register rules updated Bermudian companies will have to update their beneficial ownership details if a proposed new law takes effect. At present, firms are only required to file beneficial ownership at formation with no obligation to inform island authorities of any changes. Bob Richards, Minister of Finance, said,

Absolute discharge for Devonshire man

Source: The Royal Gazette | Absolute discharge for Devonshire man A 24-year-old man who made a run for it when police stopped him for speeding has been given an absolute discharge. Henry Stevens-Carty, of Devonshire, spent the night in custody after being arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning. Magistrates Court heard that Stevens-Carty

Mapping out your marketing options

Source: The Royal Gazette | Mapping out your marketing options Tough restrictions on advertising and street trading will be put in place in Hamilton, the Great Sound and Dockyard for the Americas Cup with fines of up to 20,000 for offenders. Front Street in Hamilton as far back as Reid Street, as well as Albuoys

Safety-first approach essential for Cup

Source: The Royal Gazette | Safety-first approach essential for Cup The 35th Americas Cup is fast approaching, and the biggest event the island has ever hosted will bring with it an unprecedented number of boats on Bermudas waters. Some 2,000 private and public craft have registered for spectator flags so they can watch the action

AC brings sweet taste of success for Warner

Source: The Royal Gazette | AC brings sweet taste of success for Warner There was never any doubt in Kevin Warners mind that if the opportunity to get involved in the 35th Americas Cup came about that he was going to grab it with both hands. The owner of Bermuda business Sweet Stixx, Mr Warner

BSX closed on Bermuda Day

Source: The Royal Gazette | BSX closed on Bermuda Day The Bermuda Stock Exchange will be closed on Wednesday to mark Bermuda Day. A BSX spokeswoman said that exchange will operate as normal from Thursday.

Greens donate to worthy causes

Source: The Royal Gazette | Greens donate to worthy causes The Green family has donated a total donation 25,000 to three Bermuda charities. The family has handed over 10,000 each to the Bermuda Red Cross and the Salvation Army, and a further 5,000 donation to Keep Bermuda Beautiful. The Bermuda Red Cross will put the

Lamont Marshall Breaks 3000 Meter Record

Source: Bernews | Lamont Marshall Breaks 3000 Meter Record Running at the Jamaica International Invitational held in Kingston, Jamaica, Bermuda’s Lamont Marshall broke his own 3000 meter record crossing the line in 8:05 about three seconds quicker than his previous time. He placed 8th in a field of twelve, and the race was won by

Results: BCB Twenty20 Cricket Semi-Finals

Source: Bernews | Results: BCB Twenty20 Cricket Semi-Finals St. David’s Cricket Club, Bailey’s Bay, Tuff Dogs and Devonshire Recreation Club all recorded victories in this weekend’s Twenty20 action. St. David’s Cricket Club Win by 6 Wickets: Southampton Rangers 76 St. David’s 80/4 At Lord’s in St. David’s, Southampton Rangers won the toss and elected to bat,

Green Family Donates $25,000 To Charity

Source: Bernews | Green Family Donates ,000 To Charity The Green Family has donated $25,000 to three Bermuda charities, handing over $10,000 each to the Bermuda Red Cross and The Salvation Army, and making  $5,000 donation to Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB]. The Bermuda Red Cross will put the donation towards the cost of urgent repairs at

Americas Cup restrictions make economic apartheid

Source: The Royal Gazette | Americas Cup restrictions make economic apartheid On May 16, Opposition leader David Burt gave a speech on Bermudas social issues to the Hamilton Rotary Club and spoke about the Two Bermudas the economic divide, ongoing income inequality and the divisions that are present in our community. The speech resonates with

Rasta Rebel hopes summer song will be hot hit

Source: The Royal Gazette | Rasta Rebel hopes summer song will be hot hit Rasta Rebel is hoping his latest song, ltigtHot Summerltigt, is this seasons hit. The landscaper got serious about his music only a few years ago he spoke with ltigtLifestyleltigt about his dream of getting his name recognised around the world. Q

Party atmosphere at Portuguese festival

Source: The Royal Gazette | Party atmosphere at Portuguese festival The Portuguese community of Bermuda came together yesterday to celebrate the annual Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres. The celebration, whose title translates to Festival of the Christ of Miracles, originated centuries ago on the island of So Miguel in the Azores and was

Ransomware attacks spark insurance claims

Source: The Royal Gazette | Ransomware attacks spark insurance claims NEW YORKLONDON Reuters Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the worlds political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as WannaCry, insurers say. Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not widely used

Bermuda Day Half Marathon Route & Map

Source: Bernews | Bermuda Day Half Marathon Route & Map The upcoming Bermuda Day Half Marathon will see participants race from St. George’s to Hamilton, with crowds sure to be lining the route to cheer them on as is always traditional. The listing on the event website said, “The race starts at the junction of

ACBDA Clarifies Restricted Marketing Order

Source: Bernews | ACBDA Clarifies Restricted Marketing Order “I want to make it very clear that any existing street stand or road side vendor is not affected by this order, and that anyone wishing to set up a new stand inside of the restricted zone, subject to permission from the appropriate Government entities, can ask

CURB: “Address Matters Of Racial Justice”

Source: Bernews | CURB: “Address Matters Of Racial Justice” “Race continues to be a strong force in determining how opportunity is distributed in Bermudian society,” Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said, adding that “by talking about race we have the opportunity to explore, examine and challenge these attitudes.” CURB said, “On May 16th Opposition

Futsal: Flanagan’s, Atletico & Simplimente Win

Source: Bernews | Futsal: Flanagan’s, Atletico & Simplimente Win A men’s futsal league triple header inside the Bermuda College Gymnasium produced 56 goals on the night. In the first game, Flanagan’s Onions II were up against their fellow Flanagan’s I team mates. At the half Flanagan’s II led 5 to 3. After scoring 5 more

Sail Bermuda’s New Catamaran Makes Splash

Source: Bernews | Sail Bermuda’s New Catamaran Makes Splash Sail Bermuda, a family owned business offering customised private sailing and snorkeling adventures, has recently expanded its service by adding a new catamaran to its fleet. Originally started by Bobby Zuill in the late 1990’s, Sail Bermuda is now being run by son Caleb and his

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Source: Bernews | Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos This past weekend saw a teenager injured in a shooting in Devonshire, the Friday session of the House of Assembly run into the early hours of Saturday morning with a Cannabis Decriminalization Bill being passed and the PLP introducing a No Confidence Motion, the Santo Cristo

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

Source: Bernews | Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held The Antigua Bermuda Race has concluded, with the 21-boat fleet setting off for the 935 nautical mile race at noon on Friday [May 12] and making their way to Bermuda, where a prizegiving ceremony was held at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Antigua Bermuda Race Chairman, Les

Video: Interview With US Consul General Koenig

Source: Bernews | Video: Interview With US Consul General Koenig The drivers license issue, Uighurs, Stop List, upcoming America’s Cup, and the U.S. Consulate’s relationship with the Bermuda Government were among the topics discussed when US Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig sat down with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon for our latest live interview on our

17-Year-Old Remains In ICU After Shooting

Source: Bernews | 17-Year-Old Remains In ICU After Shooting The 17-year-old male who was injured in a shooting on Friday night [May 19] in the North Shore Road, Glebe Road Devonshire area remains in stable condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check the 17-year-old male shot and injured around 11:15pm Friday,

Meet Sweden’s Youth America’s Cup Team

Source: Bernews | Meet Sweden’s Youth America’s Cup Team Sweden’s Artemis Racing recruited a mix of sailors with extensive technical knowledge of high-performance sailing, together with young athletes who have the physical strength to crew boats like the AC45F, to create the Artemis Youth Racing team for the Youth America’s Cup this summer in Bermuda.

Video: ‘First Look’ At America’s Cup Village

Source: Bernews | Video: ‘First Look’ At America’s Cup Village With the America’s Cup set to get underway this coming Friday, the organisers released a video offering a ‘first look’ at the America’s Cup Village, where thousands of fans are expected to gather to watch the action and enjoy the entertainment. “The America’s Cup Village

“Love The Dancehall” Event On May 27th

Source: Bernews | “Love The Dancehall” Event On May 27th King Jyrus and RealFrenz will be presenting a night called ‘Love The Dancehall’ on Saturday, May 27th at 10.00pm at the Devonshire Recreation Club. The promo poster says, “A night of any and all things dancehall featuring two time Soca vs Reggae team winner King

Photos: Interschool Chess Championships

Source: Bernews | Photos: Interschool Chess Championships The Bermuda Chess Association organized the island’s first ever Interschool Chess Championships at the National Youth Library on Saturday, 20th May. Primary students from Port Royal, Warwick Academy, and Saltus Grammar School participated in the event. The finals will be held in June to determine the winning school

Photos: French Navy Vessel Visits St George’s

Source: Bernews | Photos: French Navy Vessel Visits St George’s St. George’s played host to a visiting French Navy vessel recently with the 54.8 metre ship berthing at Penno’s Wharf and Bermuda High School for Girls students taking the opportunity to be guided on a tour of the vessel. According to their website, the “La

Flight diverts for emergency

Source: The Royal Gazette | Flight diverts for emergency A passenger on a United Airlines flight was taken to hospital this morning after the aircraft diverted to Bermuda for a medical emergency. Flight 1162 from Puerto Rico to Newark in New Jersey landed at LF Wade International Airport at 7. 25am and was met by

Call For Submissions For Charman Prize 2017

Source: Bernews | Call For Submissions For Charman Prize 2017 Masterworks is reminding the public to submit their applications for the Charman Prize Competition, with a grand prize of $10,000 and subsequent prizes of $2,000 available. A spokesperson said, “Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art would like to remind everyone about our eighth bi-annual Charman Prize Competition.

United Airline Diverts Due To Medical Emergency

Source: Bernews | United Airline Diverts Due To Medical Emergency An United Airlines airplane — traveling from Puerto Rico to New Jersey — diverted to the L F Wade International Airport this morning [May 21] due to a passenger needing medical attention. The United Airlines Flight 1162 was originally bound for Newark, NJ after departing

A failed endeavour

Source: The Royal Gazette | A failed endeavour As we countdown to the 35th Americas Cup The Royal Gazette will bring you a series of fun facts about the boats, the sailors, the crew, and the history of this illustrious competition. There are now five days until the month-long sporting spectacle gets under way. Sir

Photos: Cubs Defeat Angels At YAO Baseball

Source: Bernews | Photos: Cubs Defeat Angels At YAO Baseball The YAO Baseball League continued this weekend with the Cubs defeating the Angels 12-5. An early lead helped Cubs defeat Angels 12-5 on Saturday. Early pitching struggles and errors by the Angels helped the cubs jump out to an early 6 run lead. Angels struggled

Video: Sunday May 21st ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews | Video: Sunday May 21st ‘Good News’ Spotlight News that the Today show showcased the island to millions of people during broadcasts from Bermuda, more than 130 students graduated from Bermuda College, and the British Travel Programme will feature culinary arts students were all some of the positive news stories from the past week. In

XL Group Declare Quarterly Dividend Of $0.22

Source: Bernews | XL Group Declare Quarterly Dividend Of {$permalink}.22 XL Group Ltd  announced that the Board of Directors of the Company declared a quarterly dividend on May 18, 2017 of $0.22 per common share payable on the Company’s common shares. The dividend will be payable on June 30, 2017 to common shareholders of record

A.M. Best Places Sompo Ratings Under Review

Source: Bernews | A.M. Best Places Sompo Ratings Under Review A.M. Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating of A [Excellent] and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of Sompo Japan Canopius Reinsurance AG [Switzerland]. A statement from the ratings agency said, “The Credit Rating [rating] action follows the

Photos: Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon At Clearwater

Source: Bernews | Photos: Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon At Clearwater The 29th annual Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon and Carnival was held under great weather conditions today [May 20] at Clearwater Beach in St. David’s. The popular swim-bike-run event was open to children aged 7 to 15 years and there was also a Tiny Tots race

Global Perspective & Solutions For Clean Ocean

Source: Bernews | Global Perspective & Solutions For Clean Ocean The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] and 11th Hour Racing will present a talk entitled “Global Perspective and Solutions for a Clean Ocean” on Thursday, June 1, beginning at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “Join leading ocean plastic experts from around the world, including Nicholas

Weather Forecast For Sunday May 21

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Sunday May 21 Sunday, May 21 is expected to be partly cloudy skies, 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 WNW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 68%. Sunrise will be

Celebration of life for extraordinary Saul

Source: The Royal Gazette | Celebration of life for extraordinary Saul David Saul was described at a celebration of his life this afternoon as a giant of a man and a wonderful father, grandfather and man who left his mark on all those who met him. A memorial service for the 77-year-old former premier, who

Youth AC Skippers On ‘Invaluable Experience’

Source: Bernews | Youth AC Skippers On ‘Invaluable Experience’ With the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2017 rapidly approaching, the next-generation skippers aged 18 to 24 are opening up about their training, the 45-foot foiling boats, and what they think it will be like to sail on Bermuda’s Great Sound this June. “Participating in the

Reports Of Malware, Police Website Offline

Source: Bernews | Reports Of Malware, Police Website Offline The Bermuda Police Service said they have “received reports that the online host of our website may have been compromised by malware and is actively taking steps with the vendor to identify and address the issue.” “Members of the public are advised that until further notice,

Driver unhurt after car overturned

Source: The Royal Gazette | Driver unhurt after car overturned A car overturned in Southampton last night, leaving the driver with no injuries. A police spokesman said the incident happened in the South Road, Eastdale Lane area at around 11. 30pm. The circumstances of the crash remain unclear at this time, he said. However, it

Man critical after Smiths crash

Source: The Royal Gazette | Man critical after Smiths crash A 46-year-old Smiths man in a critical condition last night following a two-vehicle collision. According to a police spokesman, the crash happened on Harrington Sound Road in Smiths, near the junction with Odyssey Drive, at around 11pm. Details are limited at this time. However, it

Smiths crash victim in stable condition

Source: The Royal Gazette | Smiths crash victim in stable condition A 46-year-old Smiths man is reportedly stable at the Intensive Care Unit following a two-vehicle collision last night. According to a police spokesman, the crash happened on Harrington Sound Road in Smiths, near the junction with Odyssey Drive, at around 11pm. The injured man

Premier & PLP Leader On No Confidence Motion

Source: Bernews | Premier & PLP Leader On No Confidence Motion After the passage of two Opposition Bills last night in Parliament, Opposition Leader David Burt tabled a Motion of No Confidence in the Government, saying that the Government must “operate with the confidence of the House, and if the Government loses confidence of the

Discussion After Land Rover BAR & NZ Collision

Source: Bernews | Discussion After Land Rover BAR & NZ Collision The discussion arose this week following an incident on day two [Tuesday] of the final week of practice racing which saw the final race of the day, between Land Rover BAR and Emirates Team New Zealand, abandoned following a collision between the two boats

Cautionary tale of Puerto Rico bonds

Source: The Royal Gazette | Cautionary tale of Puerto Rico bonds ltbgtThis is part 8 of the Bermuda Investment Primer series. ltbgtBonds are not equity in a company, municipality, city, state, or country. Bonds are good old-fashioned debt. Most bonds are issued with a term-certain maturity date shelf-life if you will at which time, you

Making the world a better place

Source: The Royal Gazette | Making the world a better place Blythe Walker learnt about the Bah Faith through his mother, Mary. She was a Christian but, after travelling to different countries and meeting people from around the world, she struggled to believe that only those of her faith would go to heaven. That concept

Rawlins gets stuck into South Africa

Source: The Royal Gazette | Rawlins gets stuck into South Africa Delray Rawlins struck an aggressive 41 for Sussex in the their one-day match against a star-studded South African side at Hove yesterday. Batting at No 6, the 19-year-old Bermuda all-rounder smashed the ball all round the ground, gathering three boundaries and two sixes during

Room for improvement in selling AC35

Source: The Royal Gazette | Room for improvement in selling AC35 The Americas Cup is unquestionably a boon for Bermuda in a number of direct and indirect ways. Could it have been promoted or even organised better are other questions that need a critical view. Unfortunately, given the high stakes, the environment for rational overview

Youngsters get chance to shine on Sounds

Source: The Royal Gazette | Youngsters get chance to shine on Sounds Racing in the Americas Cup 50ft catamarans is not all that is happening in Bermuda from May 26 through to June 27. Racing will also take place in OPen Bic, RS Feva and Hobie Wave Americas Cup Endeavour Junior Regattas, in AC45F catamarans

Billfish on centre stage on glorious weekend

Source: The Royal Gazette | Billfish on centre stage on glorious weekend This looks to be a glorious weekend. The proverbial Bermudaful days with bright sunshine, calm seas and azure water attracting attention from the burgeoning number of people that the island is drawing together. While it is the sail craft, and some mighty nice

Bingo and dinner at cathedral

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bingo and dinner at cathedral TODAY The Guild of the Good Shepherd Join us for a heritage bingodinner night at the Bermuda Cathedral Hall. Dinner begins at 4pm bingo from 5pm-7pm. Tickets, 15, includes dinner and one bingo card. Additional Bingo cards 2 raffle tickets 2. Proceeds towards the Mildred

Feeling like a Bermuda ambassador

Source: The Royal Gazette | Feeling like a Bermuda ambassador Dear Sir,So tonight Josh was walking past the bus stop at approximately 8pm outside of Admiralty House when he saw a tourist couple waiting for the bus. The last bus leaves Spanish Point at 6pm, so Josh said you need to call a cab and

The worlds best bus driver

Source: The Royal Gazette | The worlds best bus driver Dear Sir,A couple of weeks ago, we visited Bermuda where we had not been in 30 years. While there, we hopped on a bus and encountered the worlds best bus driver Leroy S. Burt. It was a very busy time of day with standing room

Money tips that all students should bear in mind

Source: The Royal Gazette | Money tips that all students should bear in mind When it comes to debt, student loans and credit cards can be detrimental to the financial success of young adults. The devastating mistakes students make in college can haunt them for years and keep them from stepping into the next phase

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 20th

Source: Bernews | Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 20th 17-year-old injured in shooting, PLP introduce motion of no confidence after two Opposition Bills pass in the House of Assembly including Decriminalisation of Cannabis Bill 2017, PLP introduce motion of no confidence, Wyclef Jean will perform at the America’s Cup Village on May 27, MP

Sea Turtles Arriving At ‘Temporary Home’

Source: Bernews | Sea Turtles Arriving At ‘Temporary Home’ The sea turtle relocation project in which sea turtles “will be netted based on methods used successfully for turtle tagging operations and temporarily relocated inside a purpose-built ocean enclosure” near the Aquarium in Flatts” is underway. A recent statement from the Government said, “In anticipation of

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting May 20

Source: Bernews | Shipping Schedule: Week Starting May 20 The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday May 20th. On Saturday the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Monday the

House: Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill Passed

Source: Bernews | House: Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill Passed [Updated with videos] The Decriminalisation of Cannabis Bill 2017 passed in the House of Assembly last night, with the Bill aiming to decriminalize cannabis possession for amounts under seven grams. Speaking after the Bill passed, Opposition Leader David Burt said, “Earlier today the Progressive Labour Party led

Two Shows To Open Sunday At Arts Centre

Source: Bernews | Two Shows To Open Sunday At Arts Centre The Bermuda Arts Centre is inviting the public to openings of their latest shows and a fundraiser on Sunday [May 21] at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. A spokesperson said, “In celebration of the America’s Cup starting next week,

Ascendant Group Share Repurchase Program

Source: Bernews | Ascendant Group Share Repurchase Program In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange, Ascendant Group Limited announced a repurchase of up to 200,000 shares through a further share repurchase program. The full filing stated,  ”Ascendant Group Limited [the “Company”] announces that, given the Company’s existing share repurchase program expired today [May 19], its Board of

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 19 2017

Source: Bernews | Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: May 19 2017 May 19 saw 10,005 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $25,100.00 BD. 10,000 shares were traded by One Communications Ltd, closing even at $2.50 per share, while another 5 shares were traded by BF&M Ltd, closing even at $21.00 per share. The

Man Escapes Overturned Car in Southampton

Source: Bernews | Man Escapes Overturned Car in Southampton Emergency services responded to the South Road, Eastdale Lane Southampton area tonight [May 19] where they found an overturned car with the driver already out of the vehicle. Police spokesperson Robin Simmons said, “Around 11:30pm Friday, May 19th police and first responders were dispatched to a

House passes cannabis decriminalisation

Source: The Royal Gazette | House passes cannabis decriminalisation Legislation decriminalising up to 7 grams of cannabis was passed unanimously in the House of Assembly tonight. If approved by the Senate and the Governor, the legislation will come into effect on June 30. The Opposition bill, tabled by shadow Attorney-General Michael Scott, received support from

Bill: Define Marriage Between Male & Female

Source: Bernews | Bill: Define Marriage Between Male & Female MP Wayne Furbert said the Human Rights Amendment Act 2017 — which seeks to make an amendment to define marriage between a male and a female — has been tabled. Bill Follows Landmark Court Ruling The Private Members Bill seeks to, in effect, restrict marriage

Photos: Moresby House Restoration Complete

Source: Bernews | Photos: Moresby House Restoration Complete Work to restore one of the best known landmarks in the Royal Naval Dockyard has been completed on time and on budget, WEDCO said today. Moresby House, later called HMS Malabar, has been restored to its former glory and will be rented as commercial space upon the

Bermuda College Graduates Of 2017

Source: Bernews | Bermuda College Graduates Of 2017 Proud family and friends made their way to Bermuda College yesterday [May 18] as the 2017 Commencement Ceremony took place, with 137 students receiving Bermuda College associate degrees, certificates and diploma, in addition to six Mount Saint Vincent University Bachelor’s degree graduates, and seven Miami University Master’s

One sees 10,000 shares trade

Source: The Royal Gazette | One sees 10,000 shares trade One Communications remained at 2. 50 after 10,000 shares changed hands in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. Insurance firm BFampM stayed at 21 after five shares traded. The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed unchanged at 2,041. 35. On the New York Stock Exchange, Butterfield Bank gained

Furbert fights on with marriage Bill

Source: The Royal Gazette | Furbert fights on with marriage Bill A Bill that would solidify marriage as being between a man and a woman has been brought back to the House of Assembly for a second time. Progressive Labour Party MP Wayne Furbert reintroduced the Human Rights Amendment Act as a private members Bill,

Celebrating Bermuda Douglas back on 'Today'

Source: The Royal Gazette | Celebrating Bermuda Douglas back on ‘Today’ Michael Douglas has made a second appearance today on NBC’s ltigtTodayltigt show to extol the island, by the idyllic waterfront at the Hamilton Princess. #8220I had my first birthday here in 1945,#8221 Mr Douglas told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. #8220There weren’t even

Shipping companies recognised for sea rescues

Source: The Royal Gazette | Shipping companies recognised for sea rescues Four shipping companies registered in Bermuda have been honoured by the US Consulate and the US Coast Guard. The companies have all been participating in the United States Coast Guards voluntary search and rescue network, AMVER Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue. Search and rescue authorities

30 Minute Video: May 19 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: May 19 ZBM Evening News 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

Greaves joins BTA board

Source: The Royal Gazette | Greaves joins BTA board Bermudian attorney Sophia Greaves has been appointed to the Bermuda Tourism Authority board of directors. She replaces hospitality real estate executive Allison Reid whose term on the board has expired. Ms Greaves is a director in the corporate department of Conyers Dill and Pearman. According to

Trott-Edwards jailed for 5 years

Source: The Royal Gazette | Trott-Edwards jailed for 5 years A mother of three who admitted causing the death of a teenager was this afternoon sentenced to 5 years in jail. Kiahna Trott-Edwards pleaded guilty earlier this month to a charge of manslaughter in relation to the death of Shijuan Mungal, 16. That plea came

Weather Forecast For Saturday May 20

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Saturday May 20 Saturday, May 20 is expected to be partly cloudy, with the high to be near 23°C/74°F and the low to be near 20°C/69°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be west. The relative humidity is expected to be near 66%. Sunrise will be at

US Consulate Recognizes Shipping Companies

Source: Bernews | US Consulate Recognizes Shipping Companies On May 18, the U.S. Consulate and the U.S. Coast Guard recognized four shipping companies registered in Bermuda for participating in the United States Coast Guard’s [USCGC] voluntary search and rescue network, AMVER [Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue]. Search and rescue authorities around the world use the voluntary

Minister: Review Of Radio & Television Policies

Source: Bernews | Minister: Review Of Radio & Television Policies Minister of Economic Development Grant Gibbons said in the House of Assembly today [May 19] that he has commenced a review of the Government’s existing policies and legislation relating to free-to-air broadcasting for both radio and television, updating on its progress. Minister Gibbons said, “An

Sophia Greaves Appointed To BTA Board

Source: Bernews | Sophia Greaves Appointed To BTA Board Bermudian attorney Sophia Greaves has been appointed to the Bermuda Tourism Authority Board of Directors and completed her first meeting today as a Member of the Board. She replaces hospitality real estate executive Allison Reid whose term on the Board has expired. Ms Greaves is a

Mites and dead birds at Harrington Sound

Source: The Royal Gazette | Mites and dead birds at Harrington Sound Harrington Sound Primary Schools Parent Teacher Association has called an urgent meeting to address the ongoing problem of bird mites. Children and teachers have reportedly being bitten, and a number of dead birds found in the roof during an initial cleanup attempt. Students

Sweet Stixx Excited To Operate In AC Village

Source: Bernews | Sweet Stixx Excited To Operate In AC Village There was never any doubt in Kevin Warner’s mind that if the opportunity to get involved in the 35th America’s Cup came about that he was going to grab it with both hands. The owner of Bermuda business Sweet Stixx, Mr Warner has always

Warwick students celebrate School Salute

Source: The Royal Gazette | Warwick students celebrate School Salute Warwick Academy students celebrated their School Salute with a little help from their mascot. The Warwick Bear joined them at the roadside to greet morning commuters, on the day a magazine charting the schools history was published by The Royal Gazette. Warwick Academy dates back

Minister: Update On America’s Cup Preparations

Source: Bernews | Minister: Update On America’s Cup Preparations Noting that we are one week away from the start of the America’s Cup which commences on May 26th, Minister of Economic Development Grant Gibbons provided an update on the event preparations. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 19], Dr Gibbons said the AC

Rosewood sale another East End milestone

Source: The Royal Gazette | Rosewood sale another East End milestone Government has hailed the sale of Rosewood Tuckers Point Resort to an American company. It was announced this week that the Miami-based investment group Gencom had bought the 88-room hotel and will invest some 25 million into the property. Junior Minister of Tourism Kenneth

House same-sex questions

Source: The Royal Gazette | House same-sex questions Legal amendments to be drafted in light of the Supreme Courts ruling on same-sex marriage are under discussion, home affairs minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said today. Responding to questions from Progressive Labour Party MP Walton Brown, Ms Gordon-Pamplin told the House of Assembly the Ministry of Home Affairs

House St Regis spending outlined

Source: The Royal Gazette | House St Regis spending outlined The Bermuda Government is investing more than 2 million on infrastructure and concessions in relation to the new St Regis hotel. Economic development minister Grant Gibbons told the House of Assembly work would include drilling a water well and providing free metered water and a

Deadline for boat licences

Source: The Royal Gazette | Deadline for boat licences Local boaters have less than two weeks to renew their licences. The deadline is midnight, May 31, or 4. 30pm for those who want to pay in person. 2018 decals must be in place by June 1 on all moorings and boats, said a Departmentent of

Businesses ready to serve AC guests

Source: The Royal Gazette | Businesses ready to serve AC guests Fourteen of Bermudas businesses will be serving crowds of thousands in the Americas Cup Village from next Friday, when the gates open to the sailing showpiece. Ten food and beverage vendors and four workforce caterers were selected in a thorough RFP process which required

American couple injured in bike crash

Source: The Royal Gazette | American couple injured in bike crash A visiting couple are recovering in hospital after being injured in a road accident yesterday. The 58-year-old man and 56-year-old woman were on a rental motorcycle when they crashed into a wooden railing near Shark Hole hill, on Harrington Sound Road, near the junction

Road works scheduled

Source: The Royal Gazette | Road works scheduled Road works will delay motorists over four days, from tomorrow through Tuesday. On Saturday, Harbour Road, Paget will be closed from Crow Lane roundabout to Manse Road to allow for the resurfacing of the road between Pomander Road and Lovers Lane. There will be local access to

Reminder: Boats & Moorings Expire On May 31

Source: Bernews | Reminder: Boats & Moorings Expire On May 31 The Department of Marine and Ports said they wish to remind the public that boat and mooring licenses expire on May 31st, 2017. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Marine and Ports, Boats and Moorings section, is reminding boat owners and mooring licensees that

International Accounting Publishes IFRS 17

Source: Bernews | International Accounting Publishes IFRS 17 The International Accounting Standards Board [IASB] has announced its long-standing project on insurance accounting and has published IFRS 17. Insurers will need to apply IFRS 17 for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. IFRS 17 will fundamentally change the accounting for all entities that

Two Visitors Injured In Rental Cycle Collision

Source: Bernews | Two Visitors Injured In Rental Cycle Collision A 58-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were taken to hospital via ambulance for treatment following a collision on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton parish yesterday [May 18] and are now recovering in stable condition on a general ward. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1pm

Wyclef Jean to star at Americas Cup

Source: The Royal Gazette | Wyclef Jean to star at Americas Cup Wyclef Jean will perform in Bermuda as part of the Americas Cup festivities. The three-time Grammy Award-winning entertainer, will be on the main stage at the Americas Cup Village in Dockyard, on Saturday, May 27, from 5. 15pm. He said in a press

Advisory: Road Works Set For May 20 – 23

Source: Bernews | Advisory: Road Works Set For May 20 – 23 The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public about upcoming road works that will take place from Saturday [May 20] to Tuesday [May 23]. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to advise the public of the following upcoming

Cup Match Summer Splash To Feature Sean Paul

Source: Bernews | Cup Match Summer Splash To Feature Sean Paul Cup Match Summer Splash is set to feature two high profile artists, including Grammy Award-winning Sean Paul on Wednesday, August 2, the night before Cup Match itself, at Par La Ville Car Park. The evening’s line up will include the “Queen of Bachaanal” Destra

Party people

Source: The Royal Gazette | Party people The problem with young people is that they dont read the news. Trae Cannonier and Dwayne Robinson arent afraid to expose their fellow millennials or anyone else. The pair have propelled themselves into the public conscience with Its That Type of. ..

Wells backs Huddersfield to finish job

Source: The Royal Gazette | Wells backs Huddersfield to finish job Nahki Wells has backed Huddersfield Town to win promotion to the Premier League as they prepare to face Reading in the Sky Bet Championship final at Wembley Stadium. Wells delivered a typically live-wire performance against Sheffield Wednesday two days ago, scoring his sides third

Former Gazette employee convicted over drugs

Source: The Royal Gazette | Former Gazette employee convicted over drugs A former ltigtRoyal Gazetteltigt employee is behind bars today after being found guilty of being part of a major global operation to smuggle nearly 1 million worth of cocaine into Bermuda. Curtis Swan was also convicted of possessing more than 130,000 in dirty money

Wyclef Jean To Perform At America’s Cup

Source: Bernews | Wyclef Jean To Perform At America’s Cup The organisers of the 35th America’s Cup announced that Wyclef Jean, the three-time Grammy Award-winning entertainer, will perform on the Main Stage of the America’s Cup Village in Dockyard on Saturday 27th May. The announcement said, “All tickets that gain entry into the America’s Cup Village

‘Bermuda’s Special Role In Global Economy’

Source: Bernews | ‘Bermuda’s Special Role In Global Economy’ Business billionaire Michael Bloomberg told a gathering of senior US business leaders that Bermuda “plays a special role in the global economy.” The three-term former New York mayor and founder of Bloomberg LP made the comment at an invitation-only forum at Bloomberg headquarters, co-hosted by the

YAO Baseball Teams To Compete In Canada

Source: Bernews | YAO Baseball Teams To Compete In Canada Two YAO baseball teams that are travelling to Niagara Falls, Canada to compete. The YAO held try-outs in February for an 8 and under team as well as a 12 and under team and have been practising several times a week ever since. The 12′s

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 19th

Source: Bernews | Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 19th NBC’s Today show broadcast their morning show from Bermuda, over 130 students graduate from Bermuda College, Gencom purchased Rosewood Tucker’s Point and will invest $25 million in renovations, Cross Island Committee recommend an integrated Blue/Green Business Hub for AC Event Village, 10 knot speed limit

Tiara Derosa Named To USTFCCCA Team

Source: Bernews | Tiara Derosa Named To USTFCCCA Team Bermuda’s Tiara Derosa has been named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association [USTFCCCA] All-Region Team . The school said “For the first time since the 2013-14 season, Shaw University outdoor track and field had two athletes named to the U.S. Track

RBR soldiers sworn in as special constables

Source: The Royal Gazette | RBR soldiers sworn in as special constables A total of 25 Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers were last night sworn in as special constables. The troops from the Operational Support Unit, the regiment public order specialists, took the oath at the Bermuda Police headquarters, watched by family, friends and senior RBR

Huge increase in Bermuda College graduations

Source: The Royal Gazette | Huge increase in Bermuda College graduations More than 140 Bermuda College students have graduated in the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony an increase of 27 per cent. Proud family, friends, faculty members and dignitaries cheered on as they took to the stage to receive their diplomas, certificates and degrees. College president

25 Soldiers Sworn In As ‘Special Constables’

Source: Bernews | 25 Soldiers Sworn In As ‘Special Constables’ A total of 25 Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers were sworn in as Special Constables, and will be deployed as part of the joint security effort alongside police officers for the upcoming America’s Cup. The troops, from the RBR’s Operational Support Unit [OSU], the Regiment public

Crew safe after race boat capsises

Source: The Royal Gazette | Crew safe after race boat capsises Les Crane and the five-man crew of the ltigtMontereyltigt are safely ashore but the skipper spoke of his anguish at losing his vessel, which sank early yesterday in the last leg of the Antigua to Bermuda race. Just sad. What do you say? The

Fatal accident witness appeal continues

Source: The Royal Gazette | Fatal accident witness appeal continues The investigation and witness appeal into the death of Jokeem Richardson continues, according to police. The 23-year-old died after a collision on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton Parish at 4. 15pm on May 10. A spokesman said In particular public bus passengers and other motorists

Deceptive e-mail warning

Source: The Royal Gazette | Deceptive e-mail warning Police are warning the public about a deceptive e-mail being circulated in Bermuda, purportedly sent by Inspector Williams Ford of the Interpol Bermuda Unit. A spokesman said The Bermuda Police Service would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant regarding online fraud, in light

Warning over fake US 100 notes

Source: The Royal Gazette | Warning over fake US 100 notes Police have issued a warning about counterfeit US 100 notes that are circulating around the island. A spokesman for Bermuda Police Service said businesses and residents should beware notes bearing the serial number LB73918531S. Employees are once again advised that if counterfeit cash is

Video: Skipper Describes Boat Sinking & Rescue

Source: Bernews | Video: Skipper Describes Boat Sinking & Rescue Esprit de Corps IV, skippered by Gilles Barbot finished the Antigua Bermuda Race today [May 18] after seven days at sea, and for the last day and a half of the race, the vessel had six extra passengers; Les Crane and the crew of Monterey

Simons attends Sargasso meeting in Azores

Source: The Royal Gazette | Simons attends Sargasso meeting in Azores Education minister Cole Simons chaired the third joint meeting of the Sargasso Sea Commission and the Signatories to the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea in Horta, Azores. According to a press release, participants listened to expert presentations from

BHS celebrates School Salute

Source: The Royal Gazette | BHS celebrates School Salute Bermuda High School for Girls revealed their new school mascot, Torch, to coincide with the printing of their National School Salute magazine in ltigtThe Royal Gazette. ltigtTorch the dragon, who was selected for the role after a schoolwide vote, was with BHS students to greet commuters

Policy group sees threats and opportunities

Source: The Royal Gazette | Policy group sees threats and opportunities Bermuda is to continue work on strengthening and enhancing its reputation as a well-regulated offshore jurisdiction. The Financial Policy Council, a group that advises the Ministry of Finance and the Bermuda Monetary Authority on financial system stability in Bermuda, has met for the fifth

Photos & Videos: Bermuda College Graduation

Source: Bernews | Photos & Videos: Bermuda College Graduation Proud family and friends made their way to the Bermuda College this afternoon [May 18] as the 2017 Commencement Ceremony took place, with 137 students receiving Bermuda College associate degree, certificate and diploma graduates, in addition to six Mount Saint Vincent University Bachelor’s degree graduates, and

Passenger Sustains ‘Suspected Broken Finger’

Source: Bernews | Passenger Sustains ‘Suspected Broken Finger’ On Saturday, Marine Police Boat picked up a passenger on board a local charter vessel who sustained a suspected broken finger during operations to clear a fouled propeller. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a 911 call from a passenger on

Police Appeal For Witnesses To Fatal Collision

Source: Bernews | Police Appeal For Witnesses To Fatal Collision The police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision that claimed the life of 23-year-old Jokeem Richardson on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton parish on May 10th. A police spokesperson said, “The investigation and appeal for witnesses continues regarding the fatal collision that claimed

30 Minute Video: May 18 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: May 18 ZBM Evening News 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

Weather Forecast For Friday May 19

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Friday May 19 Friday, May 19 is expected to be mainly sunny, with the high to be near 23°C/74°F and the low to be near 19°C/66°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ENE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 62%. Sunrise will be at

Police Advisory: Deceptive E-mail Circulating

Source: Bernews | Police Advisory: Deceptive E-mail Circulating In light of a deceptive e-mail circulating claiming to be from “Inspector Williams Ford of the Interpol Bermuda Unit” stating that the recipient’s significant other was arrested, the police are reminding the public to remain vigilant regarding online fraud. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would

JetBlue’s New Year Round Service Welcomed

Source: Bernews | JetBlue’s New Year Round Service Welcomed Officials were on hand today [May 18] to welcome the Jet Blue flight from Boston, which marks the beginning of a year round service between Boston and Bermuda, which for the past ten years has been seasonal. Speaking at the airport today, Minister of Tourism, Transport

U.S. $100 Counterfeit Currency Circulating

Source: Bernews | U.S. 0 Counterfeit Currency Circulating The police have warned people to be vigilant as counterfeit U.S. $100 notes are currently in circulation. A police spokesperson said, “The public is advised to be vigilant regarding counterfeit U.S. $100 notes currently in circulation bearing serial number LB73918531S. “Employees are once again advised that if

Sport the theme for Bermuda Day Parade

Source: The Royal Gazette | Sport the theme for Bermuda Day Parade Next weeks Bermuda Day Parade will serve as a celebration of all things sport, according to the minister in charge of the portfolio. Nandi Outerbridge, Minister of Social Development and Sports, said that the theme of this years event Our Sporting Heritage will

More grants for Tall Ships trainees

Source: The Royal Gazette | More grants for Tall Ships trainees Bermuda residents wanting to sail on a tall ship to Boston have been offered grants up to 750. Berths are still available on some ships which are taking part in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, a 7,000 nautical mile Trans-Atlantic race to six

Business hub to replace Americas Cup Village

Source: The Royal Gazette | Business hub to replace Americas Cup Village The Americas Cup Event Village, located on Cross Island, could be home to a business hub incorporating indoor agriculture, aquaculture and renewable energy when big event finishes at the end of June. Thats the recommendation put forward by The Cross Island Legacy Committee,

Rosewood Tuckers Point out of receivership

Source: The Royal Gazette | Rosewood Tuckers Point out of receivership Rosewood Tuckers Point Hotel and Resort has been sold to the Miami-based firm Gencom and is out of receivership. According to an official announcement made this morning, the hospitality development company will invest an additional 25 million into the property, with additional follow-on commitments

Businesses highlighted in Times Square

Source: The Royal Gazette | Businesses highlighted in Times Square A partnership between Bermuda businesses and Hub Culture has brought a temporary installation to Times Square in New York. The installation, located at the south entrance to Times Square at the junction of 42nd Street and Broadway, features a virtual reality studio, a creative lounge

Video: Today Show Broadcasts From Bermuda

Source: Bernews | Video: Today Show Broadcasts From Bermuda NBC’s Today show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are are broadcasting their U.S. morning show from Bermuda today [May 18] live from the Hamilton Princess, and in an advance video posted online this morning they called Bermuda “spectacular.” The hosts in the New York

Gencom Purchases Rosewood Tucker’s Point

Source: Bernews | Gencom Purchases Rosewood Tucker’s Point Rosewood Tucker’s Point Hotel and Resort has been purchased by an affiliate of Gencom, a Miami, Florida firm, and the announcement said the “Gencom-led purchaser will invest an additional $25 million in a comprehensive renovation at the 200-acre property as well as additional follow-on commitments for future development.

“Blue Green Business Hub” Recommended

Source: Bernews | “Blue Green Business Hub” Recommended The America’s Cup Event Village could become home to a business hub incorporating indoor agriculture, aquaculture and renewable energy. The Cross Island Legacy Committee made its recommendations public, saying they believe the area — nine acres of reclaimed land — should be used as an “integrated Blue/Green

A sporting chance

Source: The Royal Gazette | A sporting chance In a word, Gavin Manders is busy. The pro runs The Tennis Club at Tuckers Point as well as his own management company. Hes also training for the upcoming Island Games and Davis Cup and growing a family he has a child at home and another on

Trust has nothing to do with skin tone

Source: The Royal Gazette | Trust has nothing to do with skin tone Dear Sir,One of my most favourite hobbies is getting to know and understand psychology and the social sciences. I say hobby because I did not learn it in any college or university, nor do I have a degree on the subject matter.

Bill seeks to protect elderly and disabled

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bill seeks to protect elderly and disabled Safeguarding Bermudas vulnerable is the aim behind stringent measures for persons under care proposed by shadow health minister Kim Wilson. Service providers and administrators would be tasked with reporting all allegations of abuse to the minister under the legislation, Ms Wilson told ltigtThe

Ming tastes Americas Cup disappointment

Source: The Royal Gazette | Ming tastes Americas Cup disappointment Celebrated local chef Frederick Ming has expressed disappointment in being turned down for a vendors stall at the Americas Cup. However, a spokeswoman for the ACBDA said that Mr Ming had failed to follow the request for proposal process in his application, adding We would

Wells on way to Wembley

Source: The Royal Gazette | Wells on way to Wembley Nahki Wells is one game away from becoming a Premier League footballer after Huddersfield Town defeated Sheffield Wednesday on penalties to reach the Sky Bet Championship play-off final. Wells, who played a key role in Huddersfield’s leveller after Steven Fletcher had given Wednesday the lead,

Photos: America’s Cup Practice Racing

Source: Bernews | Photos: America’s Cup Practice Racing Day three of the final round of practice racing before the 35th America’s Cup saw five of the six America’s Cup teams out on the Great Sound ready to race, but only one race took place as light winds hampered the afternoon’s action. Oracle Team USA, SoftBank

Quality Gymnastics Athletes Compete Overseas

Source: Bernews | Quality Gymnastics Athletes Compete Overseas Six young gymnasts from Quality Gymnastics have been praised for their performances following the Beach Classic Invitational earlier this month. Peter James, President of Quality Gymnastics Peter James said, “Quality Gymnastics had six of its gymnasts compete overseas at the Beach Classic Invitational on May 13th. I

Campbell Named Golf Player Of The Year

Source: Bernews | Campbell Named Golf Player Of The Year Bermuda’s Mitchell Campbell, who plays for Skidmore College, has been named as the Liberty League’s Golf Player of the Year. The announcement said, “The Liberty League has announced its 2017 All-League awards for men’s golf as voted by league coaches. “Skidmore College senior Mitchell Campbell

Harbour Nights Underway Every Wednesday

Source: Bernews | Harbour Nights Underway Every Wednesday [Written by Marisa Whitecross] Harbour Nights season is back and is proving to be a great event for everyone to enjoy. On Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. along Front Street, traffic is diverted to allow for many unique stalls and offerings, including food stands, local

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 18th

Source: Bernews | Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 18th Sailboat crew taking part in Antigua to Bermuda race safe after abandoning vessel, Nahki Wells and Huddersfield heading to Wembley for Championship playoff final, 46-year-old UK resident pleads guilty after plane diversion, 29-year-old man charged in connection with Sunday’s shooting, over 130 students to graduate

Photos: Temporary Dock At Kindley Field Road

Source: Bernews | Photos: Temporary Dock At Kindley Field Road Motorists travelling in the Kindley Field Road area have probably noticed that a temporary floating dock has recently been assembled and installed adjacent to the bus stop near the Causeway and airport. Earlier this year America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA] filed a planning application for the

BUEI To Show ‘Frantz’ & ‘Tommy’s Honour’

Source: Bernews | BUEI To Show ‘Frantz’ & ‘Tommy’s Honour’ The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is getting set to screen two films ‘Frantz’ and ‘Tommy’s Honour’ on Sunday, May 21 on screen at the BUEI Tradewinds Theatre. Trailer for Frantz: The event poster says, “Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of

College students to feature on travel show

Source: The Royal Gazette | College students to feature on travel show Bermuda College culinary arts students are set to feature on the BBCs series. Chef Shawn Ming and the students who participated in the recent Lionfish Chefs Throwdown event at Commissioners Point will be interviewed for the series that showcases the best of cultural

Photos: Bloomberg-Bermuda Event In NYC

Source: Bernews | Photos: Bloomberg-Bermuda Event In NYC Premier Michael Dunkley, Minister of Finance Bob Richards and Minister of Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons participated in a live media event at Bloomberg headquarters in New York today [May 17]. The invitation only event was co-hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA], and brought together

Crew Member Breaks Collarbone, Boat Diverts

Source: Bernews | Crew Member Breaks Collarbone, Boat Diverts Due to a female crew member sustaining a broken collarbone, the Danish vessel Svanen diverted to Bermuda, and the crew member was brought to the island to receive medical care. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Friday 12th May, 06:28am. RCC Bermuda receives a call from

Fire Extinguished In “Makeshift Dwelling”

Source: Bernews | Fire Extinguished In “Makeshift Dwelling” At approximately 4:24pm on Tuesday [May 16] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a brush fire near Spice Farm in Southampton and “discovered an area producing substantial smoke from a natural cave that appeared to be used as a makeshift dwelling.” Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant

Hamilton Princess AC ticket giveaway

Source: The Royal Gazette | Hamilton Princess AC ticket giveaway The official hotel of the 35th Americas Cup is gifting event tickets to some of Bermudas charities. The Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club is providing 20 grandstand tickets for every day of racing so that some of the most deserving people can experience the thrill

USCGC cutter Eagle arrives

Source: The Royal Gazette | USCGC cutter Eagle arrives The United States Coast Guard cutter ltigtEagleltigt arrived in Bermuda today as part of its 2017 cadet summer training deployment. At 295 feet in length, the ltigtEagleltigt is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in US government service.

Bermuda Day ferry advisory

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bermuda Day ferry advisory ltbgtBlue Routeltbgt This will be operating on the weekday schedule between Hamilton and Dockyard as of 7. 10am from Hamilton. The last departure from Hamilton will be at 8. 30pm. ltbgtOrange Routeltbgt This will be operating on the Monday schedule between Dockyard and St Georges as

Photos: Airport Redevelopment Construction

Source: Bernews | Photos: Airport Redevelopment Construction Construction on Bermuda’s new airport terminal continues with workers preparing the site for development and receiving delivery of materials for building. The project has seen the arrival of three boat loads of materials with the latest cargo ship recently arriving in St. George’s Harbour with materials for the

Ribbon Cutting Held For Radiation Therapy Unit

Source: Bernews | Ribbon Cutting Held For Radiation Therapy Unit [Updated with video] The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre held a ribbon cutting today [May 17] to celebrate the opening of Bermuda’s first radiation therapy unit. BCHC said, “In 2014, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre undertook a review of the gaps in cancer care in

BPSU 65 years of solidarity

Source: The Royal Gazette | BPSU 65 years of solidarity Bermuda Public Services Union is to celebrate its 65th anniversary with a banquet at the Fairmont Southampton Princess on Saturday, May 27. The union issued a press release to extend special appreciation to all former presidents, executives, general officers, trustees and members since it started

BCHC radiation therapy unit officially opens

Source: The Royal Gazette | BCHC radiation therapy unit officially opens Cancer patients in Bermuda will now be able to benefit from world-class radiation treatments. After more than two years of hard work, the islands first radiation therapy unit was officially opened at the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon.

Photos & Results: Basketball Elite City League

Source: Bernews | Photos & Results: Basketball Elite City League The Bermuda Basketball Association’s Elite City League continued inside the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium with a double-header that produced 283 points on the night. In the opener the Hoopstars edged the Flyboys 68 – 67, the Flyboys held a 36-34 lead at the half time interval

30 Minute Video: May 17 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: May 17 ZBM Evening News 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

Eagle At Princess To Serve As Show Backdrop

Source: Bernews | Eagle At Princess To Serve As Show Backdrop NBC’s Today show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are set to broadcast their U.S. morning show from Bermuda tomorrow [May 18], and the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle has arrived at the Hamilton Princess in advance of the filming, where it will

‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st

Source: Bernews | ‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st Imagine Bermuda, in collaboration with the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT], Bermuda National Trust and The Chewstick Foundation invite residents to join a ‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ on Sunday, May 21st, starting at 3 pm from Christ Church – Devonshire. This family-friendly “Walk & Talk”,

Weather Forecast For Thursday May 18

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Thursday May 18 Thursday, May 18 is expected to be sunny, with the high to be near 23°C/74°F and the low to be near 18°C/66°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ESE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 58%. Sunrise will be at 6.18am

Bike and car crash in Sandys

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bike and car crash in Sandys Two visitors were injured after their rental motorcycle crashed with a car in Sandys early this afternoon. It happened on Malabar Road, near Watford Bridge, at around 12. 30pm. The female rider and male pillion passenger were initially headed to hospital by ambulance for

Man charged over Court Street shooting

Source: The Royal Gazette | Man charged over Court Street shooting A 29-year-old Pembroke man has been charged in connection with a shooting on Court Street over the weekend. Jahmico Trott, of Pembroke, faces four charges attempted murder, use of a firearm to commit an indictable act, handling a firearm and possession of a firearm

Oracle grinders get to pedalling

Source: The Royal Gazette | Oracle grinders get to pedalling Speculation that Oracle Team USA have integrated a pedal-grinding system in their Americas Cup Class racing yacht ended after the defender of the Auld Mug was spotted racing with the new feature in the Great Sound yesterday. The teams new grinding pedestal is located directly

Aggressive air passenger fined 2,000

Source: The Royal Gazette | Aggressive air passenger fined 2,000 A 46-year-old man from Britain has been fined 2,000 for a disturbance that forced a plane to land in Bermuda yesterday. It occurred aboard a Virgin Atlantic travelling from London to Jamaica. Magistrates Court heard that five hours into the flight, Mark Anthony Blake got

Ainslie apologises for damage to New Zealand

Source: The Royal Gazette | Ainslie apologises for damage to New Zealand Americas Cup challengers Emirates Team New Zealand and Land Rover BAR suffered damage to their racing yachts after colliding during practice in the Great Sound yesterday. The incident occurred during the pre-start of their match race when Land Rover BAR ran straight into

Monterey sinks in Antigua Bermuda Race

Source: The Royal Gazette | Monterey sinks in Antigua Bermuda Race A Bermudian boat taking part in the Antigua Bermuda Race has sunk, however the six crew on board are safely on another vessel. According to Bermuda Maritime Operations, just after 5am Rescue Co-ordination Centre Bermuda received a satellite call from ltigtMontereyltigt, skippered by race

A local flavour

Source: The Royal Gazette | A local flavour As we countdown to the 35th Americas Cup The Royal Gazette will bring you a series of fun facts about the boats, the sailors, the crew, and the history of this illustrious competition. There are now nine days until the month-long sporting spectacle gets under way. The

Gaming Commission partners with US body

Source: The Royal Gazette | Gaming Commission partners with US body The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission has formed a partnership with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to share information on gaming regulations. In a statement this morning, the commission said the formalisation of the co-operative relationship between the two bodies would help accelerate

Photos: Cargo Ship Delivers Airport Materials

Source: Bernews | Photos: Cargo Ship Delivers Airport Materials One of the marine vessels in St. George’s Harbour is the cargo ship Nomadic Bergen which is anchored in the harbour delivering cargo destined for the airport redevelopment site. Unloading of materials continues, utilizing cranes and a floating barge which transports the cargo to Marginal Wharf

BCGC Cooperative Relationship With NJ Division

Source: Bernews | BCGC Cooperative Relationship With NJ Division The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission [BCGC] announced the “formalization of a cooperative relationship with the State of New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement [DGE].” The Commission said the relationship agreed to will allow the BCGC and DGE to share information on all matters involving the regulation of

Crew Members Safe After Abandoning Sailboat

Source: Bernews | Crew Members Safe After Abandoning Sailboat The crew onboard the Montery — which was taking part in the 935 nautical mile Antigua to Bermuda Race race — have abandoned the vessel 200 nautical miles south of Bermuda after it began taking on water early this morning, with all the crew safely rescued by another

Tech Education Forum To Be Held Tonight

Source: Bernews | Tech Education Forum To Be Held Tonight “A move is afoot to provide full technical and vocational education off island for persons who have fallen through the cracks and or run afoul of the law here on island,” the Bermuda Technical Institute Alumni [BTIA] said, adding that “more details will be given

Living with a rare syndrome

Source: The Royal Gazette | Living with a rare syndrome If you can imagine the position, Kaliq James can probably shape his body into it. Except he shouldnt. The 11-year-old has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare genetic disorder caused by faulty collagen that makes a persons ligaments and joints overly flexible. As a result, Kaliq is

Wells were ready for game of our lives

Source: The Royal Gazette | Wells were ready for game of our lives Nahki Wells has issued a rallying cry to his Huddersfield Town team-mates, calling for them to rise to the occasion before their Sky Bet Championship playoff semi-final with Sheffield Wednesday today. Huddersfield were held to a goalless draw at home in the

US couple explore ancestral roots

Source: The Royal Gazette | US couple explore ancestral roots Descendants of one of the first babies to be born in Bermuda have visited the spot where their ancestors made land after the ltigtSea Ventureltigt was wrecked. Ben and Barbara Eason stood by the ltigtSea Ventureltigt monument in St Georges this week where Mr Easons.

Pressure for claim against Lahey to be dropped

Source: The Royal Gazette | Pressure for claim against Lahey to be dropped Eleven past and present members of the Bermuda legislature have declared their support for the Governments claim against Lahey Clinic to be dismissed A brief in support of the clinics motion for the wide-ranging civil suit to be dropped has been submitted

Anchor cuts Bermuda growth forecast

Source: The Royal Gazette | Anchor cuts Bermuda growth forecast Following the recent release of weaker than expected economic data, Anchor has revised our final 2016 Bermuda gross domestic product forecast from 1. 8 per cent to 0. 8 per cent and our estimated 2017 forecast from 3 per cent to 2 per cent. We

Masterworks Acquires Gurschner Painting

Source: Bernews | Masterworks Acquires Gurschner Painting Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art has acquired a stunning painting painted in Bermuda by renowned Austrian artist Herbert Gurschner. Gurschner painted the work during a visit he is believed to have made to Bermuda in 1936 and was first exhibited at the Ferargil Galleries in New York in

Video: Land Rover Bar Crash Into Emirates Team

Source: Bernews | Video: Land Rover Bar Crash Into Emirates Team The second practice race day in Bermuda, ended in a pre start collision when Land Rover BAR collided with Emirates Team New Zealand after they had been comprehensively shut out in last stages of the pre start sequence. Peter Burling on the helm of

Caroline Bay To Host ‘Race For Water’ Gala

Source: Bernews | Caroline Bay To Host ‘Race For Water’ Gala Caroline Bay Marina will welcome a 115 foot vessel, Race for Water, to Bermuda on May 22, a 100% energy efficient vessel powered by sun and hydrogen harvested from the ocean. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda is one of its many stops as she makes

Photos & Results: BCB Twenty20 Cricket Games

Source: Bernews | Photos & Results: BCB Twenty20 Cricket Games Cleveland County, Western Stars, Devonshire Recreation Club, Bailey’s Bay, St. David’s Cricket Club and Somerset Bridge all recorded victories in the Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] Twenty20 action. Cleveland County Win by 5 Runs: Cleveland County 125/7 PHC 120/6 An exciting finish was on the cards

Photos & Results: YAO Baseball League

Source: Bernews | Photos & Results: YAO Baseball League YAO Baseball League action continued at Southside, as the Cubs watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 17-2 loss to Marlins. Marlins took an early lead in the first inning, with two outs in the first inning Billy Montgomery drove in one

Strong Winds Cause Several Boat Incidents

Source: Bernews | Strong Winds Cause Several Boat Incidents Strong winds on May 12 resulted in a number of incidents on the water, with several vessels reported to be “dragging anchor, taking on water, or suffering from steering or propulsion issues.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “The sudden onset of strong winds on

Pathways group disappointed by lack of progress

Source: The Royal Gazette | Pathways group disappointed by lack of progress A Facebook group supporting pathways to status has said it is disappointed with the Immigration Reform Working Groups lack of progress with mixed status families. It also urged the Bermuda Government and the Working Group to consider creating a direct pathway to status

Three stocks fall on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette | Three stocks fall on BSX Insurance firm BFampM dropped 50 cents to 21 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. The fall, equal to 2. 3 per cent, came after 600 shares traded. Telecoms company One Communications also dropped, down 30 cents, or 10. 7 per cent, to 2. 50 after 20,500

Jamaica hit by widespread flooding

Source: The Royal Gazette | Jamaica hit by widespread flooding Jamaica has been hit by widespread flooding and a flash-flood warning has been issued for ten parishes, according to media reports. However, the president of the Jamaica Association of Bermuda said it was still too early to determine the full extent of the damage. With

30 Minute Video: May 16 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: May 16 ZBM Evening News 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

Flight Diverts, Man Taken Into Police Custody

Source: Bernews | Flight Diverts, Man Taken Into Police Custody A Virgin Atlantic airplane — which according to online flight data was traveling from London to Jamaica — diverted to Bermuda this afternoon [May 16], and after the plane landed, a man was seen being escorted out of the airport in police custody. Multiple police

Burt speaks of two Bermudas

Source: The Royal Gazette | Burt speaks of two Bermudas David Burt issued a call to the haves and have-nots in a speech made to members of the Hamilton Rotary Club this afternoon. The speech by the Progressive Labour Party leader examined the relationship between race, privilege, and the concept of two Bermudas. My speech

Weather Forecast For Wednesday May 17

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Wednesday May 17 Wednesday, May 17 is expected to be sunny skies, with the high to be near 23°C/73°F and the low to be near 18°C/65°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 58%. Sunrise will be at

Photos & Video: Celebration In St. George’s

Source: Bernews | Photos & Video: Celebration In St. George’s Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy, St George’s MP Kenny Bascome, St. George’s Mayor Quinell Francis, BTA CEO Kevin Dallas, BTA Chief Product & Experience Officer Pat Phillip-Fairn and representatives from NCL Cruise Line gathered in the east end today to celebrate their

Upgraded CT scanner unveiled

Source: The Royal Gazette | Upgraded CT scanner unveiled Clinical oncologist Christopher Fosker gave a tour of the upgraded CT scan simulation room at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital this morning, which will customise treatment at the new radiation therapy unit for cancer patients. Dr Fosker, who is also the medical director and radiation oncologist

St Georges road neglected PLP

Source: The Royal Gazette | St Georges road neglected PLP The PLP candidates for St Georges have expressed concern at what they describe as neglect on the Wellington Back Road area. Kim Swan, candidate for Constituency #2, said in a press release Despite being highlighted by the OBA in the lead-up to the last election,

PLP St George’s Candidates On Area “Neglect”

Source: Bernews | PLP St George’s Candidates On Area “Neglect” [Updated with photos] PLP candidates for St. Georges are today [May 16] expressing concern at what they are describing as “neglect,” on the Wellington Back Road area. PLP Candidate for Constituency #2 Kim Swan said, “Despite being highlighted by the OBA in the leadup to

Cruise ship welcomed in St Georges

Source: The Royal Gazette | Cruise ship welcomed in St Georges St Georges this afternoon welcomed the ltigtSeven Seas Navigatorltigt for the first of a series of scheduled visits. Mayor Quinell Francis and area MP Kenneth Bascome celebrated the ships arrival in the historic town in a brief press conference this afternoon. Meanwhile Senator Michael

Upgrades Complete For BHB’s CT Scanner

Source: Bernews | Upgrades Complete For BHB’s CT Scanner On island radiation therapy is another step closer to being a reality, with the Bermuda Hospitals Board announcing that upgrades to one of its CT scanners have been completed. BHB Consultant Oncologist Dr Christopher Fosker’s interview on the new service – Part 1 A spokesperson said,

Tourism Ministry: Increase In Canadian Visitors

Source: Bernews | Tourism Ministry: Increase In Canadian Visitors [Updated] “The number of Canadians arriving in Bermuda for the first quarter this year improved by 35 per cent, compared to the first three months of 2016, according to visitor arrival data from the Bermuda Tourism Authority,” the Ministry of Tourism said today. “The largest percentage

New ferry service launched

Source: The Royal Gazette | New ferry service launched Five Bermudian crew, led by long-time mariner Beau Evans, have begun ferrying passengers from NCL cruise ships to and from St Georges and Dockyard on the new tender ltigtBo Hengy IIltigt. The service begun on Monday when junior minister for tourism Kenny Bascome rode with the

Antigua Bermuda: Warrior Wins Line Honours

Source: Bernews | Antigua Bermuda: Warrior Wins Line Honours Stephen Murray Jr.’s Volvo 70, Warrior finished the 2017 Antigua Bermuda Race today [May 16] just after 08 hrs 30 mins ADT, taking Monohull Line Honours and setting the new race record for the Antigua Bermuda Race. Exact finish time will be posted shortly. Warrior is operated

David Burt: “Race, Ethnicity & Two Bermudas”

Source: Bernews | David Burt: “Race, Ethnicity & Two Bermudas” “I believe that building a Bermuda of inclusion, empathy and opportunity for all is the only way forward and the only hope for a better Bermuda,” Opposition Leader David Burt said. This statement was made as Mr Burt delivered a speech entitled “Race, Ethnicity and

Jump in arrivals from Canada

Source: The Royal Gazette | Jump in arrivals from Canada The number of Canadians arriving in Bermuda for the first quarter this year improved by 35 per cent, according to visitor arrival data from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. But the announcement prompted Jamahl Simmons, the Progressive Labour Partys spokesman for tourism and entrepreneurship, to query

Cameras, umbrellas restricted at AC Village

Source: The Royal Gazette | Cameras, umbrellas restricted at AC Village Cameras, umbrellas, coolers and helmets will be restricted in the Americas Cup Village, according to a statement from the ACBDA. The statement lists a host of items that cannot be taken into the village according to the terms and conditions of each. ..

Photos: NCL Charter Vessel Begins Service

Source: Bernews | Photos: NCL Charter Vessel Begins Service On Monday [May 15] the Bo Hengy II began providing tender service for NCL cruise ship visitors between Dockyard and St. George’s, under the guidance of a Bermudian crew of five, led by Cruiseport Ferry Management Ltd. CEO and reserve captain Beau Evans. The 400-seat charter

Man arrested for Court Street gun incident

Source: The Royal Gazette | Man arrested for Court Street gun incident A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a firearm incident this weekend. Police responded to reports of multiple gunshots on Court Street, near the junction with Elliot Street in Pembroke on Sunday afternoon. The incident reportedly involved two men and resulted

Court reports ordered on drink driver

Source: The Royal Gazette | Court reports ordered on drink driver Court reports have been ordered on a Pembroke man who gave police multiple false names after being stopped for traffic offences. Gary Dillas, 64, pleaded guilty to a range of offences, including driving while disqualified, driving while over the legal blood-alcohol limit, making false

Inflation at highest level since 2014

Source: The Royal Gazette | Inflation at highest level since 2014 Inflation rose to its highest level in two-and-a-half years as the rising cost of gasoline, healthcare and education took a toll on consumers. The cost of living was 2. 4 per cent higher in March than in the same month of 2016, according to

Fitch sees reinsurance rates staying soft

Source: The Royal Gazette | Fitch sees reinsurance rates staying soft Fitch Ratings sees no end in sight for soft pricing in the reinsurance market. The credit rating agency believes the soft market will last through to the end of this year at least, driving more companies to seek merger partners. We expect premium rates

Man Arrested In Connection With Shooting

Source: Bernews | Man Arrested In Connection With Shooting A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting on Sunday [May 14] in the Court/Elliot Street area. The police previously said that it “appears that a 34-year-old male was involved in a confrontation with another man and during this confrontation the 34-year-old male

Presentation On Ramadan Month Of Fasting

Source: Bernews | Presentation On Ramadan Month Of Fasting The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be delivering a short presentation on Ramadan on Thursday [May 18] from 12.00pm to 1.00pm at Bermuda National Library. A spokesperson said, “Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting will be welcomed again this year by Muslims around the 27th of May.

Premier Welcomes Youth Rugby Teams Home

Source: Bernews | Premier Welcomes Youth Rugby Teams Home The Bermuda Rugby Football Union Under 13 and Under 15 teams returned home last night [May 15] after making an excellent showing at the Freeport Junior Rugby Festival in the Bahamas. The Under 13’s won all of their matches to ultimately achieve the division title, while the

Orbis Kids Zone & AC Endeavour In AC Village

Source: Bernews | Orbis Kids Zone & AC Endeavour In AC Village The America’s Cup announced today that Orbis, a Bermuda based global investment firm, has continued its support for the America’s Cup Endeavour Program and Bermuda’s youth. Two key features of the America’s Cup Village, the hub of all the 35th America’s Cup activity in

Dr. Saul: Record Setting, Hall Of Fame Runner

Source: Bernews | Dr. Saul: Record Setting, Hall Of Fame Runner [Written by Don Burgess] While often recalled as a former Premier, Dr. David Saul was also one of Bermuda’s most accomplished runners. He was elected to the Bermuda Sports Hall of Fame in December 2014 for his feats, but that election almost didn’t happen. He

Senior shows he cares

Source: The Royal Gazette | Senior shows he cares Elton Richardson cant imagine life without music. The 67-year-old hasnt stopped performing since he started singing in church at the age of five. Hes now an elder caregiver, who loves singing to his clients. I come from a musical family, said Mr Richardson, who retired after

One of Bermudas greats is gone

Source: The Royal Gazette | One of Bermudas greats is gone An athlete, collector and treasure hunter, David Saul was yesterday described as a true jack of all trades. Before entering the heated world of politics, Dr Saul was a teacher and avid runner who in 1957 set the national record for a 10-mile run.

Will the Cyclops always be in charge?

Source: The Royal Gazette | Will the Cyclops always be in charge? Dear Sir,There are very few countries on Earth that are safe from the takeover of a fascist mindset, no matter what the ethnicity is of that nation. If the people are not educated to the facts and intent of such political entitles or

Bermuda bragging rights battle down to wire

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bermuda bragging rights battle down to wire The battle for local bragging rights in the Antigua Bermuda Race between Morning Star and Spirit of Bermuda is shaping up to be an intriguing one. At one stage yesterday five miles separated local leader Spirit of Bermuda from Carl Soaress Paradise 60,

Mom, youre a shining star

Source: The Royal Gazette | Mom, youre a shining star Oneka Smith received a priceless gift this Mothers Day. The mother of two had not made any special plans but when her six-year-old daughter Ozara read her a five-page letter titled why my mum is the best mother in the world, it made her day.

Truth, transparency and accountability

Source: The Royal Gazette | Truth, transparency and accountability It is no secret that in the world of politics, even in the most successful countries, truth, transparency and accountability are qualities that seldom march out front in the continuing struggle globally to protect democracy, which still provides people from every race, ethnicity or religious persuasion

PLP Welcomes Increase, Concerned About Jobs

Source: Bernews | PLP Welcomes Increase, Concerned About Jobs “The PLP welcomes the news of an increase in air arrivals and visitor spending, but we remain concerned that the tourism sector continues to see Bermudian jobs decline,” PLP spokesperson for Tourism & Entrepreneurship Jamahl Simmons said. Yesterday the BTA announced, “Between January and March 2017,

‘FryDays’ Celebrating Their First Anniversary

Source: Bernews | ‘FryDays’ Celebrating Their First Anniversary FryDays Restaurant is celebrating their first year anniversary on Wednesday [May 17] and is inviting the community to help them mark the occasion. “We have passed the one year milestone and we are thankful to all of our customers and the FryDays team for their support,” said owner

Living Reefs To Host ‘Coral Garden Party’

Source: Bernews | Living Reefs To Host ‘Coral Garden Party’ The Bermuda’s Living Reefs Foundation will host a ‘Coral Garden Party’ on May 19 at 6.30pm at the Rosewood Tucker’s Point Resort. A spokesperson said, “Have you ever heard of Coral Gardening? This relatively new approach to restoring coral reefs is now launched in Bermuda.

Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 16th

Source: Bernews | Video: Bernews Morning Newsflash For May 16th Tributes paid to former Premier Dr. David Saul who died at the age of 77, sporting icons will be Grand Marshals at the May 24th Parade, Government urged the public to be suspicious of unsolicited emails with attachments/links due to the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware virus, $2.65 million

Cayman Officers Will Not Be Prosecuted

Source: Bernews | Cayman Officers Will Not Be Prosecuted Cayman’s director of public prosecutions has ruled that the police officers involved in a fatal shooting will not be charged following a report from the Bermuda Police Service according to a report from the Cayman News Service. Officers from the Bermuda Police Service traveled to Cayman Islands earlier this

Boats damaged in bad weather

Source: The Royal Gazette | Boats damaged in bad weather Four crew members had to be evacuated on Friday after their sailing boat grounded in St Georges Harbour. This was one of a slew of incidents caused by the sudden onset of strong winds that saw gusts of 67 knots recorded at Fort George, according

Premier to attend JetBlue festivities

Source: The Royal Gazette | Premier to attend JetBlue festivities Michael Dunkley will participate in the inaugural festivities at New Yorks JFK airport for JetBlues direct service to Bermuda on Thursday. The Premier will be joined by Rob Land, JetBlues Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, and Kevin Dallas, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO, to highlight

US Coast Guard Eagle To Visit Bermuda

Source: Bernews | US Coast Guard Eagle To Visit Bermuda The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda this week as part of its 2017 cadet summer training deployment. The ship will be moored along Front Street, Hamilton. The Eagle will be open for free public tours on the following dates

Outgoing CEOs message for Hamilton staff

Source: The Royal Gazette | Outgoing CEOs message for Hamilton staff Hamilton Insurance Group founder Brian Duperreault has written to his staff after leaving to take over as president and CEO of insurance firm AIG. Mr Duperreault told Hamilton employees that he was not leaving because there were problems at Hamilton but because there were

Premier hails progress at Caroline Bay

Source: The Royal Gazette | Premier hails progress at Caroline Bay The Premier visited the Caroline Bay site last week to get an update on the construction works. Michael Dunkley, who was joined by public works minister Craig Cannonier, social development and sports minister Nandi Outerbridge and senator Vic Ball, said the developments were extremely

BTA: “Fifth Consecutive Quarter Of Growth”

Source: Bernews | BTA: “Fifth Consecutive Quarter Of Growth” “Leisure air arrivals and the amount of money those visitors spend in the local economy were both up sharply in the first quarter of 2017 when compared to the same period a year ago, making for the fifth consecutive quarter of growth for the Bermuda tourism

Insurer Pledges $50K For Inclusive Playground

Source: Bernews | Insurer Pledges K For Inclusive Playground MAMA and Boundless Playground said they are “thrilled” to announce the lead sponsor of the redesign of the WindReach Bermuda playground as Brit Insurance. Brit, a global specialty insurer and reinsurer, has pledged $50,000 towards the initiative, which will go towards the renovations that will bring

New registration for construction projects

Source: The Royal Gazette | New registration for construction projects The Department of Workforce Development is spearheading the development of a National Talent Pool for those interested in construction opportunities. New construction projects are beginning in various places on island, and forecasts suggest that this activity could remain steady during the next five-year period, home

Details Of Work Permits Issued For AC & Airport

Source: Bernews | Details Of Work Permits Issued For AC & Airport Responding to Parliamentary Questions in the House of Assembly from Opposition MP Diallo Rabain, Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin provided details on the number of work permits related to the America’s Cup as well as for companies involved with the airport redevelopment.

Accidents cost 2.65 million in claims

Source: The Royal Gazette | Accidents cost 2.65 million in claims Accidents resulted in 2. 65 million spent on health insurance claims last year, according to a new report. But the Bermuda Health Council said the costs outlined in the ltigtRoad Traffic Crashes An Analysis of Health Insurance Claims 2014-16ltigt report do not include the

Wakefield Quin and HCS Law merge

Source: The Royal Gazette | Wakefield Quin and HCS Law merge Law firms Wakefield Quin Ltd and HCS Law Ltd have agreed to merge and continue in the name of Wakefield Quin Ltd. HCS Law is a boutique Bermuda law firm located on Pitts Bay Road. The merger includes Hollis Corporate Services Ltd, a corporate

Environmental groups pay tribute to Saul

Source: The Royal Gazette | Environmental groups pay tribute to Saul Environmental organisations have recalled David Sauls instrumental contributions to the creation and success of the Buy Back Bermuda campaign. The former premier, who was a lifelong supporter of the Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda National Trust, died this morning aged 77. Without David

Premier To Participate In Live Media Event In NY

Source: Bernews | Premier To Participate In Live Media Event In NY The Cabinet Office advised that Premier Michael Dunkley will be in New York this week to participate in a special live media event at Bloomberg headquarters. The invitation only event, which is being held on Wednesday [May 17] is being co-hosted by the

‘Memories’ Reggae Party Set For May 20th

Source: Bernews | ‘Memories’ Reggae Party Set For May 20th One Love Promotions, Snorkel Park, and Animal Productions will be presenting Memories, an 80s and 90s old school reggae party featuring Downbeat the Ruler and Stone Love Movement, on Saturday, May 20 from 9.00pm to 3.00am at Snorkel Park. A spokesperson said, “International old school

Premier: ‘Visible, Significant Signs Of Progress’

Source: Bernews | Premier: ‘Visible, Significant Signs Of Progress’ “There are real, visible and significant signs of progress happening in Bermuda,” said Premier Michael Dunkley, following his recent visit to Caroline Bay to get an update on the site’s construction works. Premier Michael Dunkley, Ministers Craig Cannonier and Nandi Outerbridge and Sen. Vic Ball receive

Photos: Youth Rugby Players Win In Bahamas

Source: Bernews | Photos: Youth Rugby Players Win In Bahamas The Bermuda Rugby Football Union Under 13 and Under 15 teams competed in the Freeport Junior Rugby Festival in the Bahamas, making an outstanding showing, with the Under 13s winning all their games to claim the division title — a division Bermuda has not won since

Music in the air thanks to MSA students

Source: The Royal Gazette | Music in the air thanks to MSA students Students from Mount Saint Agness treated staff at ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt to a mini concert this morning in celebration of its School Salute Day. Their rendition of ltigtWhen the Saints Go Marching Inltigt which was enjoyed by this newspapers staff including editor

‘National Talent Pool’ For Construction Work

Source: Bernews | ‘National Talent Pool’ For Construction Work The Department of Workforce Development is spearheading the development of a ‘National Talent Pool’ for persons interested in construction work opportunities. Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin stated: “New construction projects are beginning in various places on island, and forecasts suggest that this activity could remain

Tyler Butterfield Places 2nd At Ironman In Mexico

Source: Bernews | Tyler Butterfield Places 2nd At Ironman In Mexico Bermuda’s Tyler Butterfield produced another impressive performance this weekend to finish 2nd at the Ironman 70.3 Monterrey in Mexico in time of 03:42:34. The race consisted of a 1.2 mile swim in the man-made Santa Lucia River, 56 mile bike course that started and

Donation will improve access to BSMART

Source: The Royal Gazette | Donation will improve access to BSMART Families in need will have better access to a charity which focuses on developing young childrens brains, thanks to a 10,000 donation from Axis Specialty Limited. The donation will enable the BSMART Foundation to provide a Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training Smart programme

New executive chef at Hamilton Princess

Source: The Royal Gazette | New executive chef at Hamilton Princess Ricardo Cera has been appointed executive chef at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. Mr Cera will assume responsibility for 1609 Bar and Restaurant, Crown and Anchor, Marcus, the Beach Club and catering throughout the hotel, according to a press release. Born and trained

Brown calls on OBA for job protection

Source: The Royal Gazette | Brown calls on OBA for job protection Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Walton Brown has implored the government to protect Bermudian jobs in light of a possible transfer of positions at Butterfield Bank in Bermuda to Halifax. While the bank has said it is planning to cut operating costs, moving

Air arrivals up 19 per cent

Source: The Royal Gazette | Air arrivals up 19 per cent Visitor air arrivals were up 19 per cent in the first quarter of this year, the Bermuda Tourism Authority revealed today. At a press conference at the Land Rover BAR base in Dockyard, BTA CEO Kevin Dallas also said visitor spending rose 30 per

Dunkley I was proud to call Dr Saul a friend

Source: The Royal Gazette | Dunkley I was proud to call Dr Saul a friend David Saul will be remembered for his kindness, adventurous spirit and lust for life, Michael Dunkley, the Premier said today. Meanwhile, Progressive Labour Party leader David Burt recalled Dr Saul as a man of tremendous energy who had a determination

Axis Donates $10,000 To BSMART Programme

Source: Bernews | Axis Donates ,000 To BSMART Programme Axis Specialty Limited recently donated $10,000 to BSMART Foundation’s After-School S.M.A.R.T. [Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training] Program, which enables BSMART to provide the program to families in need on a full or partial scholarship. “We are thankful that Axis can provide funding to families in need.

Hamilton Princess Appoints Chef Ricardo Cera

Source: Bernews | Hamilton Princess Appoints Chef Ricardo Cera Hamilton Princess & Beach Club today [May 15] announced the appointment of Ricardo Cera as Executive Chef. Chef Cera will assume responsibility for 1609 Bar & Restaurant, Crown & Anchor, Marcus’, the Beach Club and catering throughout the hotel. “Born and trained in Portugal, Chef Cera

Sea-loving former premier Saul dies

Source: The Royal Gazette | Sea-loving former premier Saul dies Former premier David Saul has died at home in Devonshire this morning, aged 77. Dr Saul, who served as United Bermuda Party premier from 1995 to 1997, suffered a stroke in March and then a second stroke which, his family said in a statement, cruelly

Duperreault quits Hamilton to head AIG

Source: The Royal Gazette | Duperreault quits Hamilton to head AIG Industry veteran Brian Duperreault has quit Hamilton Insurance Group to become head of struggling insurance firm AIG. Douglas Steenland, chairman of AIG, said Brian is uniquely qualified to lead AIG at this important time. He is a hands on leader who has consistently delivered

Former Premier Dr David Saul Dies At Age 77

Source: Bernews | Former Premier Dr David Saul Dies At Age 77 [Updated] Dr David Saul — who served as Premier of Bermuda from 1995 to 1997 — has died at age 77. According to his biography, “In addition to his public service background, Dr. Saul held two senior posts with Fidelity Investments, from 1984

Firm loses appeal over 18m loan

Source: The Royal Gazette | Firm loses appeal over 18m loan Finance firm Mexico Infrastructure Limited has failed in its bid to overturn a court ruling that removed responsibility for repaying an 18 million loan from the Corporation of Hamilton. Last November, Supreme Court Judge Stephen Hellman ruled that the Corporation had no power to

Records keep tumbling for stunning Duffy

Source: The Royal Gazette | Records keep tumbling for stunning Duffy World triathlete of the year Flora Duffy resumed winning ways on her return to the international circuit from injury with a stunning performance in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday. Duffy, who has been out of action since February because of a hip problem, picked up

Street smart

Source: The Royal Gazette | Street smart When he was offered the role of chef for the Land Rover BAR team, Desmond Townsend said he was not interested. After more than 30 years in the food and sales industries, it was time to focus on something of his own. An unexpected trip to their headquarters

Hamilton Insurance Group Appoint Freda, Brown

Source: Bernews | Hamilton Insurance Group Appoint Freda, Brown Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda-based holding company for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the US and at Lloyd’s, today announced that William C. Freda has been appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board and David A. Brown has been appointed

Students ‘Read To Feed’ In Helping Initiative

Source: Bernews | Students ‘Read To Feed’ In Helping Initiative What began as a one off initiative at Mount Saint Agnes Academy four years ago is now blossoming into a diverse programme that is being rolled out at other local schools, which promises to be an incredible opportunity for the Eliza DoLittle Society charity. In

Video: Explaining Same Sex Marriage Legalities

Source: Bernews | Video: Explaining Same Sex Marriage Legalities A gay couple can get married right now, an appeal to the legal judgment is highly unlikely to succeed, churches cannot be forced to marry gay couples, and a “significant reason” why we have same-sex marriage today is because of the Preserve Marriage group’s campaign. These

AIG Appoints Brian Duperreault President & CEO

Source: Bernews | AIG Appoints Brian Duperreault President & CEO [Updated] American International Group [AIG] announced the appointment of Brian Duperreault as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, effective May 14, 2017. “Mr. Duperreault has resigned as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Insurance Group [Hamilton]. Peter D. Hancock resigned as President, Chief Executive

Horseshoe Entrance Re-Opens After Upgrades

Source: Bernews | Horseshoe Entrance Re-Opens After Upgrades [Written by Marisa Whitecross] The entrance to Horseshoe Bay recently re-opened following upgrades, and tourists and locals made their way to see the new improvements that have been taking place at the well-known beach for the past few months. The improvements include an entire new walkway down

World Rose News Highlights Bermuda Stamps

Source: Bernews | World Rose News Highlights Bermuda Stamps Bermuda’s roses have been highlighted in the ‘World Rose News’ — the journal of the World Federation Of Roses Societies — with John Swift writing an article about rose stamps that have been issued by the Bermuda Post Office over the years. “With all the lovely

EIU Analysis On OBA, PLP & Upcoming Election

Source: Bernews | EIU Analysis On OBA, PLP & Upcoming Election “Risks are high that the OBA will suffer losses in the election amid dwindling public support,” a recent Economist Intelligence Unit analysis said, adding that the PLP “benefit not only from its ability to mobilise its more activist backers in demonstrations, but also from the

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