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July 20, 2018

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House Parents to have more say in schools

Source: The Royal Gazette Parents will be appointed for two-year terms to committees working closely with the school system. Education minister Diallo Rabain said a Parental Involvement Committees had been meeting monthly with the Commissioner of Education to improve relationships within schools. Efforts in the coming year will include a parents survey,. ..

Williams to join Lancashire board

Source: The Royal Gazette Sally Williams has been appointed a non-executive director of Lancashire Holdings Limited and will take up the role early next year. Ms Williams has experience in the insurance and financial services industries and has served on the board of Marsh Ltd. She is due to resign her directorship at Marsh…

Man charged over 2006 murder

Source: The Royal Gazette A 51-year-old man was charged today with the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings more than a decade ago. Cleveland Rogers appeared in Magistrates Court over the murder which happened on or before October 25, 2006. Mr Gibbings, 32, from Trinidad, was found stabbed to death at a Devonshire apartment on…

Spate of car break-ins

Source: The Royal Gazette Police are warning about a spate of thefts from parked cars in Hamilton. Offenders are breaking into vehicles, sometimes by removing window rain guards, and rummaging through belongings, according to officers. They issued the following advice ensure that you leave your vehicle locked and secured at all times never. ..

House All leases extended for farms

Source: The Royal Gazette Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch issued an apology to a farming leader today as he conceded farming leases had been neglected. The public works minister also told the House of Assembly all leases for arable lands would now be extended to 21 years less one day. Colonel Burch had previously refuted Bermuda…

Court: 51-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Source: Bernews A 51-year-old man has appeared at Magistrates’ Court in connection with the 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings. Cleveland Rogers is charged with the premeditated murder of Mr Gibbings on or about October 25, 2006. Mr Rogers did not enter a plea to the charge because the matter can only be… Link:

Opening Ceremony Held For CAC Games

Source: Bernews A long but good night was described by Bermuda’s Chef-de-Mission Jon Beard as the Opening Ceremony for the CAC Games was held in Colombia. Swimmer Jesse Washington proudly carried the Bermuda flag during the Opening Ceremony, with a packed stadium in Barranquilla showing their gratitude for all 37 countries taking part.… Link:

Police: ‘Recent Rise In Thefts From Parked Cars’

Source: Bernews The police have warned of a “recent rise in thefts from parked cars particularly in the City of Hamilton,” saying that “individuals are gaining entry into unlocked vehicles and rummaging through looking for anything of perceived value.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the… Link:

Video: “Taking Off” Highlights Curtain Walling

Source: Bernews Skyport has released the fourteenth episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this week’s video highlighting the curtain walling of the new terminal. Speaking in the fourteenth episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “The site of the airport redevelopment project is… Link:

World Lacrosse: Bermuda Defeat Peru 16 – 4

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s FIL World Lacrosse Championships team recorded yet another victory, this time defeating Peru 16 – 4 in Israel. Bermuda would score five unanswered goals in both the first and second periods to take a 10 – lead to the break. Peru would outscore Bermuda 3 – 2 in the… Link:

Video: Beekeeper Relocates Bees From City Tree

Source: Bernews Beekeeper Spencer Field, of Passion Fields, tonight [July 19] captured a swarm of bees that had set up house in a tree outside of the Church of God Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street East. Mr. Field explained that the bees would be moved to a hive in a location… Link:

Islands first trampoline park set to open

Source: The Royal Gazette FryDays will open Bermudas first trampoline park in Dockyard on Monday. Trampoline parks are growing in popularity around the world. The International Association of Trampoline Parks has estimated there were about 50 million North American visits to the parks in 2016. FryDays opened its doors two years ago in Bermudiana…

Burt Journey is only beginning

Source: The Royal Gazette The Premier delivered a national address tonight from a classroom at West Pembroke Primary School and pledged a Bermuda that can, and will, work for all of us. Mr Burch unveiled new plans to benefit seniors and students and looked back on the Progressive Labour Partys first year back in…

Butterfield slip 0.95 on NYSE

Source: The Royal Gazette A total of 500 shares of BFampM Ltd were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index but with no change to the closing price of 17. 75. On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield Bank were down 45 cents, or 0. 95 per cent, at 46. 93. The Royal…

Parliament: Order Of Business For July 20th

Source: Bernews Statements on a New Entertainers Policy for Immigration, the Public Service Bursary Award Scheme, Farming, Cybersecurity, Parental Involvement Committee and 2018 Scholarship Recipients are due to be delivered in Friday’s session of the House of Assembly, while Bills on the Order Paper include the Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment [No. 2]… Link:

Video: Premier David Burt’s National Address

Source: Bernews This evening [July 19] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt delivered a National Address, which the Government said provided an “overview of his first year in office, defining the successes and what the Government has put in place to build a better and fairer Bermuda.” Related Stories ’50 Years… Link:

30 Minute Video: July 19 ZBM Evening News

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

Weather Forecast For Friday July 20

Source: Bernews Friday, July 20 is expected to see scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially early in the day, with the high to be near 28°C/82°F and the low to be near 24°C/76°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 81%. Sunrise… Link:

Call for witnesses over airport incident

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have issued another appeal for witnesses who saw a Jamaican national unlawfully exit the Arrivals Hall at LF Wade International Airport. The man, 37, was being examined by HM Customs staff at 1. 08pm on Tuesday last week when he broke away. Police say he ran east along the…

Bermuda riders impress in New York

Source: The Royal Gazette A trio of local junior dressage riders delivered impressive performances at the Youth Dressage Festival in Saugerties, New York. Robin Stempel, Kelsey Amos and Maya DaSilveria represented the Bermuda Dressage Group at the competition, which ran from July 13 to 16. Stempel riding her new horse, Rossano Royal 2, came…

Arrest over alleged sexual assault of minor

Source: The Royal Gazette A 43-year-old man has been arrested over an allegation of the sexual assault of a minor. A police spokesman confirmed the arrest and said there is an active investigation under way. The spokesman said The Bermuda Police Service wishes to reassure everyone in the community that the Bermuda Police Service…

‘Allegation Of Sexual Assault On A Minor’

Source: Bernews The police have confirmed that a 43-year-old man has been arrested “in relation to an allegation of sexual assault on a minor.” “Because of the nature of the offence[s] and the fact that there is an active investigation underway, no further comment can be made at this time,” a police… Link:

Belco restores power to thousands

Source: The Royal Gazette Thousands of people across the island lost power after two engines shut down at Belco this morning. But a Belco spokeswoman said power was retored to all customers shortly after 9. 30am. The incident happened shortly after 8. 30am and caused 24 circuits to go down, affecting 16,000 customers. Belcos…

Video: Roadside Sobriety Bill Discussion

Source: Bernews Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban and Transport Control Director Jasmin Smith held a ’roundtable discussion’ this morning [July 19] regarding the Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint bill. Yesterday the Government said, ““The Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint Bill includes three notable points: “A road sobriety checkpoint is a… Link:

Beard backsBermuda to make flying start

Source: The Royal Gazette Jon Beard hopes Bermudas sailors and swimmers can blaze a great trail and get the team off to a flying start at the Central American and Caribbean Games. Up first for Bermuda tomorrow will be sailors Cameron Pimental and Benn Smith in the Laser class at Puerto Velero, Barranquilla, and…

Goater to share hisknowledge at camp in Maryland

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas aspiring footballers will have an opportunity to pick the brain of Shaun Goater at a training camp in Maryland this month. The former Manchester City striker will coach a group of 25 players from Robin Hoods youth programme and Bermudas Brazilian Football School during camp at Huntingtown High School.…

Somerset businesses feeling Cup Match buzz

Source: The Royal Gazette Businesses in Somerset are gearing up for Cup Match, with the West End set to host the midsummer classic this year. With everyone feeling the festive spirit, some companies are preparing early for the rush on the August 2 and 3 public holiday. Donald Hassell, owner of the Somerset Country…

BELCO Working To Restore After Power Outage

Source: Bernews [Updated] This morning [July 19] BELCO ”experienced a load shed situation” and as a result approximately 16,000 customers lost power across the island, and as of 9:33am, power has been restored to 23 circuits and 594 customers remain without power. A spokesperson said, “At approximately 8:34am this morning, BELCO experienced a… Link:

St George’s PLP MP’s Give Back To Community

Source: Bernews PLP St. George’s MPs Renee Ming and Kim Swan, together with their branch committees, organized an impromptu “Hot Dog on the Square” to say thank you to the community in commemoration of their first year election anniversary. “In addition to the hot dog, snack and desserts, the gathering were treated… Link:

Bermuda Dressage Team Competes In New York

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Dressage Group notes that junior members, Robin Stempel, Kelsey Amos and Maya DaSilveria “secured very commendable performances” at the 2018 Youth Dressage Festival held in Saugerties, New York this past week. Robin Stempel riding her new horse, Rossano Royal 2, placed 2nd in the Third Level Division whilst… Link:

Two injured after taxi overturns

Source: The Royal Gazette A woman tourist and taxi driver were rushed to hospital tonight after a cab overturned on South Shore. A police spokesman said the injured pairs condition was unknown, but not thought to be life-threatening. He added The driver exited the taxi on his own accord however the female passenger had…

Butterfield shares up 1.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank shares rebounded by 50 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, to 46. 50 after 344 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange the banks shares were up 22 cents, or 0. 47 per cent, at 47. 38. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was up…

Two Injured As Taxi Overturns In Southampton

Source: Bernews Emergency services responded to Lighthouse Road near the junction with South Road in Southampton tonight [July 18] where a collision resulted in a taxi overturning and landing on its side, and two people being transported to hospital, according to police. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Police responded to a… Link:

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Zakiyah Durham

Source: Bernews In the twelfth in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Zakiyah Durham, a 18-year-old who plays in the Wing Attack… Link:

Leverock and Narva Trans out of Europa

Source: The Royal Gazette Dant Leverocks Narva Trans suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Zeljeznicar Sarajevo in the second leg of their Europa League first-round qualifiers today. Viktor Plotnikov gave Narva Trans the lead in the fifth minute but a 25th-minute goal from Denan Zajmovicand a brace from Sulejman Krpi in the 29th…

Burt to give national address

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt will give an overview of his first year in office in a national address tomorrow. The Premiers address, at 6. 40pm, will be carried by CITV, One Communications channel 2 and Wow channel 102 as well as the website www. gov. bmwhats-on-citv and the Government of Bermuda Facebook…

Bees to be evicted from tree in Hamilton

Source: The Royal Gazette A colony of bees that has laid claim to a tree on Dundonald Street is set to be evicted tomorrow evening. A City of Hamilton spokeswoman said the hive, located near the Church of God Heritage Worship Centre, will be removed by Passion Fields at 7pm. Signs have been placed…

Bermuda Claim Another Win In Lacrosse Worlds

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s lacrosse team continues to impress at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Israel, as they recorded yet another victory, this time defeating Croatia by a score of 10 – 1. Bermuda held a 5 – 0 lead at the end of the first period, which they extended to an 8 – 0… Link:

30 Minute Video: July 18 ZBM Evening News

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

Weather Forecast For Thursday July 19

Source: Bernews Thursday, July 19 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day, with the high to be near 29°C/84°F and the low to be near 25°C/77°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity… Link:

Mothers Day bash costs woman 1,500

Source: The Royal Gazette A 31-year-old woman was fined 1,500 today after she admitted a Mothers Day party attack on another woman. Magistrates Court heard that Diante Trimm got into an scuffle with one of the complainants friends as the event. The fight was broken up and Trimm, from Pembroke, was escorted outside. But…

US Consulate film series

Source: The Royal Gazette The U. S. Consulate is partnering with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute BUEI to offer a free summer film series May August. The public is welcome to attend a free matinee on the last Saturday of each month featuring films that cover a range of interesting topics from women in…

Recognition for The Reefs

Source: The Royal Gazette The Reefs has been listed among the top hotels in the Caribbean region by ltigtTravel amp Leisure ltigtmagazine readers. David Dodwell, the owner of The Reefs, said he was happy to see the hotel in the list and to see a picture of the hotel used as the lead picture…

Server scoops ambassador award

Source: The Royal Gazette A server at the Fairmont Southampton has been named the Tourism Ambassador of the Year by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Gary Pitt, 29, said My daily goal I set for myself is to make sure that our guests have a memorable experience while I serve them. I love giving them…

Fifty graduate from Warwick Academy

Source: The Royal Gazette A half century of sixth form pupils at an island school have graduated. A total of 50 pupils successfully graduated from Warwick Academy. David Horan, the Warwick Academy principal, said These are well balanced young adults who have immersed themselves in all that Warwick Academy has to offer academic, music,…

Ariel Sands Listed For Sale At $12,500,000

Source: Bernews The Ariel Sands property in Devonshire is listed for sale, with an asking price of $12,500,000. The listing by Rego Sothebys International Realty says, “Located off Bermuda’s South Shore in Devonshire Parish sits Ariel Sands a one-of-a-kind development consisting of 14.5 acres zoned ‘Tourism’ of that 4.5 acres zoned ‘Woodland Reserve’. “The property’s most… Link:

AIG Announces Closing Of Validus Acquisition

Source: Bernews American International Group, Inc. today announced it has completed its acquisition of Validus Holdings, Ltd. The transaction, which was first announced on January 22, 2018, closed following receipt of regulatory approvals and approval of Validus shareholders. “As part of AIG, Validus adds attractive and diversified franchises, including Validus Re, a… Link:

OBA: ‘Broken Promises, Increase Cost Of Living’

Source: Bernews “Government’s first year in office will be remembered for broken promises and increasing the cost of living for the average Bermudian,” the One Bermuda Alliance said today. “Let’s just look at a few of the obvious things first,” said OBA Leader Jeanne Atherden. “We’ve had new taxes,  the Airbnb tax… Link:

Kenny Leseur Jr Finishes 3rd In Mississippi

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Kenny Leseur Jr registered his best finish overseas competing on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event in Mississippi, being held at the Shell Landing Golf Course. Golf Professional Kim Swan said, “Kenny Jr. is on the cusp of shooting a really low score and winning a tournament overseas. This… Link:

Bermuda Win Another World Lacrosse Match

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s FIL World Lacrosse Championships team recorded yet another victory, this time defeating Chinese Taipei 10 – 3 in Israel. Bermuda held a 2 – 1 lead at the end of the first period, Bermuda would then hold a 4 – 2 lead at the half-time interval. Bermuda would jump… Link:

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Maya Sanders

Source: Bernews In the eleventh in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Maya Sanders, a 16-year-old who plays in the Wing Attack… Link:

Butterfield Bank shares slip 1.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank were down 50 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, at 46 after 133 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange, the banks shares were up 43 cents, or 0. 92 per cent, at 47. 16. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was down…

BPS Appeal Continues To Locate 16-Year-Old

Source: Bernews Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Syhon Akinstall, with the police noting that while there have been “sightings of him in the last week,” they are still actively trying to locate him. A police spokesperson said, “Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in… Link:

Court: Driver Fined & Banned For 12 Months

Source: Bernews A motorcyclist has been banned from the roads for a year after failing to provide police officers with a sample of breath when she was stopped. Samantha Hill was initially seen by police officers looking “unsteady on her feet” as she walked along Front Street in the early hours of… Link:

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Fined $1,300

Source: Bernews A cruise ship passenger has been fined $1,300 for importing a cannabinoid oil and what she apparently thought were ecstasy tablets into Bermuda. Rene Rosengart was stopped by customs officers on July 11 as she got off the cruise ship in Dockyard. The 41-year-old was found to be in possession… Link:

Ball Hockey: Tuckers Town & St. David’s Win

Source: Bernews There was a Bermuda Inline Ball Hockey Double-Header at the PCC Hockey Rink that had plenty of excitement, with the two games producing 20 goals. Southampton Sailors 2 Tuckers Town Tropics 3 The Southampton Sailors would go down 3-2, to the Tuckers Town Tropics, Christopher Merritt would lead the Tuckers… Link:

Registrar hits back at Opposition claim

Source: The Royal Gazette The Parliamentary Registrars office has called on the Opposition to amend inaccurate statements by former Opposition leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin. The day after the One Bermuda Alliance renewed charges of the alleged sharing of voters information with a political party, the registrars office released a statement saying that the. ..

Motorcyclist led police on chase

Source: The Royal Gazette A 32-year-old woman who led police on a motorcycle chase through Hamilton was banned from the road for 12 months and fined for refusal to take a breath test. Magistrates Court heard how Samantha Hill missed collisions with a taxi and a wall and drove on the wrong side of…

Warning over social media fraud

Source: The Royal Gazette Fake social media profiles are being used to ask for money in return for five-figure Government grants. Police said fraudsters had urged people to send 700 to an undisclosed location via FedEx so that they could receive a 50,000 grant. A police spokesman warned residents to verify any online messages…

OBA urges Premier to release hospital deal

Source: The Royal Gazette Jeanne Atherden, the Leader of the Opposition, has called on David Burt to release an unredacted version of the deal to build a new hospital wing. The challenge was raised by Ms Atherden on Friday, during the inaugural Premiers question time segment of the orders in the House of Assembly.…

Woman cleared of stealing from senior

Source: The Royal Gazette The case against an American life coach accused of stealing 56,000 from an elderly Bermudian client was thrown out today. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons directed jury members to return not guilty verdicts on all counts against Melissa Burton. Ms Burton, 53, was charged with five counts of theft and one…

BII Event On Insurance Contract Standards

Source: Bernews People are being invited to learn more about new international standards designed to ensure a consistent approach for all insurance contracts. The Bermuda Insurance Institute [BII] has organized a lunch and learn on Thursday [July 19] to examine the IFRS 17 guidelines published by the International Accounting Standards Board [IASB].… Link:

Patton 6th In Youth World Championships

Source: Bernews The Youth Sailing World Championships got underway in the U.S.A, with Bermuda’s Campbell Patton competing in the Boy’s Laser Radial Fleet. After two races on the first day, Patton finds himself 6th in the 58 boat fleet. Patton finished the first race in 10th place and then finished the second… Link:

Cryptocurrencies like giant pyramid scheme

Source: The Royal Gazette Cryptocurrency. I touched on this one word last week in which I warned of snake oil salesmen. For me I cringe every time I hear the word uttered. Why? Because once you get past the slick marketing campaigns, the media hype and self-styled investment gurus all telling you to invest…

Millennial-led mindshare heads for Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Some of the worlds smartest and most talented millennial entrepreneurs are coming to Bermuda for the first Meeting of the Minds event to be held outside the US. Organisers hope the overseas attendees will be joined by an equal number of Bermudian-based entrepreneurs, chief executive officers and corporate sector leaders.…

Bermudians send 20,000 of help to Haiti

Source: The Royal Gazette Generous Bermudians have filled a shipping container bound for poverty-stricken Haiti. Feed My Lambs Ministry will send about 20,000 worth of donated items to the French-speaking Caribbean country later this month. Linda Adderley, the sister of charity founder Phillip Rego, said that the donated items which include doors,. ..

Fairmont Celebrates Herbie Bascome’s 50 Years

Source: Bernews Fairmont Southampton held a special surprise celebration breakfast in honour of Chef’s Herbie Bascome’s fifty years of service. The event – which included the presentation of a plaque and a special renaming of the “Herbie Bascome Way” — was attended by a number of people, who came out to help… Link:

Special Olympics Inclusion Revolution On July 20

Source: Bernews Special Olympics has announced that major landmarks, stadiums, and iconic buildings around the world – including City Hall in Hamilton – will light up for its ‘Inclusion Revolution’, part of the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration. A spokesperson said, “The act represents the dawn of the Inclusion Revolution, Special Olympics’ mission… Link:

Court: Man Denies Assault, Threatening Charges

Source: Bernews A 32-year-old Pembroke man has appeared in court accused of threatening and assaulting police officers. Jamal Bascome pleaded not guilty to multiple charges relating to an incident that allegedly occurred on the afternoon of July 14 in Hamilton. Mr Bascome denied assaulting another man, by pushing him and spitting in… Link:

Tech Firm Trunomi Wins Europas Award

Source: Bernews Bermuda technology firm, Trunomi took home the Europas Award for Hottest Blockchain Identity Project, Perseid. The firm, founded by local CEO Stuart Lacey, has been lauded for its innovative work on Perseid, a consent ID blockchain technology project. The project is named Perseid after the annual meteor shower which includes thousands of… Link:

Trunomis Perseid scoops Europas Award

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian tech firm Trunomi took home the Europas Award for Hottest Blockchain Identity Project. The company, founded by chief executive officer Stuart Lacey, has been lauded for its innovative work on Perseid, a consent ID blockchain technology project. The project is named Perseid after the annual meteor shower which includes.…

Parks Department Rescinds Special Permit

Source: Bernews As a result of violating the policies of a special permit issued to Beach Boys Ltd [operators of Tobacco Bay], the Parks Department have rescinded the permit effective immediately, according to Ministry officials. A spokesperson said, “The Member of Parliament representative for Constituency 1, Mrs. Renee Ming, has brought to… Link:

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Nabiilah Nasir

Source: Bernews In the tenth in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Nabiilah Nasir, a 16-year-old who plays in the Goal Shooter… Link:

Argus Group improves 2.6

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Argus Group Holdings were up 10 cents, or 2. 6 per cent, at 4 after 27,000 bonds traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in 2,000 shares of Ascendant Group, and 400 shares of BFampM Ltd, but with no change to the closing price of…

Minister No permission to shut Tobacco Bay

Source: The Royal Gazette Tobacco Bay should not have been closed to the public at the weekend, the public works minister said today. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch explained Beach Boys Ltd, who run the concession at the St Georges beach, were given a permit to host an event on Sunday. But he said At no…

Foot hurt every step, says Duffy

Source: The Royal Gazette Flora Duffy admits her injured foot hurt every step of the way on the run during the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg at the weekend. Duffy, who missed the previous race in Leeds, England, last month because of the injury, finished tenth losing for the first time in a race she…

Brangman Wins Commodore Cup Comet Race

Source: Bernews Dale Brangman sailing Shaka-Zulu and his crew Tajahri Rogers are the 2018 Commodores Cup Comet Race winners following action taking place off the Mid Atlantic Boat Club. In a three race series, Brangman and his crew finished with four points after recording 2 wins and a second place finish. In… Link:

BAS reports 4.3m loss

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda Aviation Services Limited made a net loss of 4. 3 million for the year ended March 31. That compares to a profit of 0. 8 million the year before. In a statement, the company said it had completed a comprehensive strategic and functional review of all aspects of its…

30 Minute Video: July 16 ZBM Evening News

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

Police name motorcyclist who died in crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A teenager killed in an early-morning crash in Hamilton Parish over the weekend has been named by police. Jen-Naya Simmons, 18, died after losing control of her motorcycle on North Shore Road at about 3. 30am on Sunday. She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short…

Heavy defeat for White and Narpes Kraft

Source: The Royal Gazette William White and Narpes Kraft suffered a humiliating 7-0 defeat away to league leaders Hercules at the weekend,The defeat leaves Narpes Kraft second from bottom in the Finland second tier with 12 points from 12 matches. The Bermuda defender has been a regular for Narpes Kraft this season after signing…

Bascome releases comeback video

Source: The Royal Gazette Nikki Bascome, the Bermudian professional boxer, has released an inspirational video entitled The Restoration A Comeback Story. In the video Bascome discusses the impact of his knockout defeat to Portuguese Fbio Costa last November at the Fairmont Southampton and the death of his longtime coach Allan Forty Rego in. ..

New Chief Justice sworn in

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas new Chief Justice, Narinder Hargun, was sworn in at Government House this morning. Mr Justice Hargun said it was a great honour and privilege to be named to the post. He added I am grateful for the confidence shown in me by his Excellency the Governor and members of…

First ‘Premier’s Question Period’ Held In House

Source: Bernews All schools will have operational Wifi when students return in September, 19 fintech companies have incorporated in Bermuda since July 2017, and there are 55 locations where lighting will be upgraded and cross walks repainted, according to Premier David Burt. A statement from the Government said, “Bermuda’s first Premier’s Question… Link:

BPS Confirm The Death Of Jen-Naya Simmons

Source: Bernews The police have confirmed the death of 18-year-old Jen-Naya Simmons, which marks the seventh road traffic fatality for 2018. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 18-year-old Jen-Naya Simmons who is the seventh road traffic fatality victim for 2018. The Service would like… Link:

Video: Minister David Burch Press Conference

Source: Bernews Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch is holding a press conference this morning [July 16] to highlight the Skills Development Programme graduates who will be travelling to the UK next week for further training. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video of… Link:

Chameau & Dismont Chosen For Legacy Project

Source: Bernews World-renowned portrait photographer, Alistair Morrison, has returned to the island to continue taking photographs for the “Bermudian Legacy” project and photograph the Bermudians chosen by the public vote. Alistair Morrison photographing Ronnie Chameau at Carter House Following a request that the public nominate outstanding Bermudians, there has been a positive… Link:

Caines announces security review of prisons

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Corrections is to begin an internal security review of prisons, Wayne Caines told MPs in the House of Assembly last Friday. Mr Caines, the Minister of National Security, said he would also meet representatives of the Prison Officers Association over the organisations concerns about the review. He…

Video: Hargun Sworn In As New Chief Justice

Source: Bernews Narinder Hargun was officially sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Bermuda in a ceremony at Government House this morning [July 16] and you can watch the live replay below. In April of this year, the Governor announced the appointment of Mr Hargun as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,… Link:

Man seriously injured in road collision

Source: The Royal Gazette A man has been seriously injured after the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision with a car. The incident took place on Sunday night on Middle Road in Devonshire about 300 metres east of Tee Street. The victim was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial…

Rangers advance in Western Counties

Source: The Royal Gazette Southampton Rangers and Warwick Workmens Club second-round match of the Western Counties was called off because of rain at Southampton Oval yesterday. Rangers, who beat Somerset Bridge in the first round, will now advance to play challengers Willow Cuts on August 11 in the third round. The winner will meet…

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Tia Burrows

Source: Bernews In the ninth in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Tia Burrows, a 18-year-old who plays in the Goal Keeper… Link:

Dunkley: MP ‘Should Be Removed From’ JSC

Source: Bernews “With comments like this he cannot be considered to be a fair and impartial member of the Joint Select Committee,” Shadow Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said following comments made by PLP MP Neville Tyrrell, with Mr Dunkley adding that “MP Tyrrell should be removed from the committee.” MP… Link:

The Reefs Named One Of Top 25 Resort Hotels

Source: Bernews The Reefs has been awarded #14 in the Travel & Leisure Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas, with hotels being rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. A Reefs spokesperson said, “We are of course very thankful to all of our guests who… Link:

Sick Crew Member Transferred To Bermuda

Source: Bernews A 59-year-old crew member on the container ship Bomar Resilient was transferred ashore by pilot boat and taken to hospital in Bermuda, after suffering a suspected heart attack. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “BMOC received a call from the Maltese flagged container ship Bomar Resilient, 160 nautical miles… Link:

Weather Forecast For Monday July 16

Source: Bernews Monday, July 16 is expected to partly cloudy, with the high to be near 28°C/82°F and the low to be near 24°C/75°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be W. The relative humidity is expected to be near 65%. Sunrise will be at 6:23am and sunset will be… Link:

Bermuda opt out of regional event

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda will not be sending a bodybuilding team to the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Mexico City because of safety, security and organisational concerns. The CAC Games had been slated for last September but was cancelled after the region was hit by two earthquakes and subsequently rearranged for July…

Oliveira claims podium finish

Source: The Royal Gazette Matthew Oliveira achieved a third-place finish in the Junior Tour of Ireland in Ennis, County Clare. Oliveira, who is riding for Hot Tubes, a top developmental team in the United States, finished the six-stage race in an overall time of 12hr 40min 24sec. Rickardo Broxham, of South African, won the…

Barbara Ball scholars announced

Source: The Royal Gazette A total of eight students on healthcare courses have been awarded scholarships named after pioneer doctor Barbara Ball. Kim Wilson, the health minister, said, I am extremely proud that we can support our young people seeking careers in health professions that support public health. This is aligned with the spirit…

Bermuda Wins CUT Athletic Championships

Source: Bernews Bermuda was crowned the 2018 Caribbean Union of Teachers Track and Field Champions as the 17th Biennial Student Athletic Championships concluded at the National Sports Center. Bermuda finished with 412 points, with Barbados second with 384 points and St Kitts’ finished third with 244 points. A total of 11 records… Link:

Teen woman dies in bike crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A teenager was killed this morning when she crashed her motorbike. The young woman was on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish when the smash happened around 3. 30am. A police spokesman said It appears that an 18-year-old woman was travelling east on North Shore Road when she lost control…

Reggie Lambe Scores In Cambridge Victory

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Reggie Lambe is making an impressive start for his new team Cambridge United, scoring to help the side to a 4-0 victory against Royston Town. The club’s match report said, “Cambridge United continued their strong pre-season form with a convincing 0-4 win over Royston Town at Garden Walk. “United came… Link:

Lacrosse: Bermuda Draw With Puerto Rico

Source: Bernews Bermuda finished level at 1 – 1 in their FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Cup match in Israel, with the Bermuda National Lacrosse team taking on Puerto Rico. Taking on Puerto Rico, Bermuda took the lead in the 6th minute when Armand Wilson scored, but less than a minute later the score… Link:

Goslings Win Corona Corporate League Final

Source: Bernews The inaugural Corona Corporate League came to an end at the BAA Field, with Goslings winning the Cup Final with a 3 – 2 win over Bermuda Motors. Zenwai Bowen scored a hat-trick to lead Goslings to victory, while Antinori Butterfield and Shakir Smith scored a goal each for Bermuda… Link:

Flora Duffy Finishes 10th In Hamburg Triathlon

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Flora Duffy finished 10th in Germany for the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon. Competing for the first time in over a month following a foot injury, Duffy finished in a time of 59:10. Cassandre Beaugrand from France clocked a winning time of 58:01,  Laura Lindemann from Germany was second in 58:36 and series… Link:

BWS Hurricane Beryl could reform into storm

Source: The Royal Gazette A low pressure system left over from Hurricane Beryl could redevelop as a subtropical storm to the north of Bermuda, weather forecasters said today. But the Bermuda Weather Service added that the system would not pose any threat to the island. Beryl, the first hurricane of the season, which began…

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Debré Evans

Source: Bernews In the seventh in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Debré Evans [Vice Captain], a 18-year-old who plays in the Goal… Link:

Photos: Bermuda Fashion Festival Expo

Source: Bernews Local designers recently featured in the Bermuda Fashion Festival were joined today [July 14] by other local designers who were invited to show their collections in a mini runway show at the Fashion Expo at the mega tent on Front Street. A spokesperson previously said, “Also featured at the Expo… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday July 15

Source: Bernews Sunday, July 15 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 27°C/81°F and the low to be near 24°C/75°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be west. The relative humidity is expected to be near 77%. Sunrise will be at 6.22am… Link:

Duffy tenth in Hamburg

Source: The Royal Gazette Flora Duffy finished tenth on her comeback from a foot injury at the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg today, as 21-year-old Cassandre Beaugrand stunned the competition with a dominant run to win the event by 30 seconds. Beaugrand, of France, won the sprint distance in 58min 6sec, with Laura Lindemann thrilling…

Bermuda draw with Puerto Rico in lacrosse

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda drew 1-1 against Puerto Rico in their second game of the FIL Mens Lacrosse World Championships in Israel today. Armand Wilson was on target for Bermuda, who lost their opening game of the tournament 8-4 to Wales on Thursday. Bermudas scorers against Wales were Wilson, Bobby Walker and a…

Minister David Burch On Farming In Bermuda

Source: Bernews Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch spoke about farming in the House of Assembly on Friday, providing an overview of the situation with the Bascomes, leases on other Government plots of arable land, with the Minister noting the PLP’s pledge to “lease the many acres of government arable land that… Link:

CUT Athletic Championships Day #1 Results

Source: Bernews Bermuda began hosting the Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] 17th Biennial Student Athletic Championships at the National Sports Center, which are being hosted on the island as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Bermuda Union of Teachers. Sports Minister Michael Weeks welcomed the teams saying, “I am looking forward… Link:

Premier Burt’s Trip To CARICOM Cost $2,066.04

Source: Bernews A trip earlier by Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt to attend the annual Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Jamaica cost $2,066.04, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from July 4, 2018 – July 6, 2018, and… Link:

We can shock some people, says Warwick coach

Source: The Royal Gazette Southampton Rangers have made once change to their team for the second round of the Western Counties today, replacing James Celestine with veteran Jason Wade for the match with Warwick Workmens Club. Rangers easily beat Somerset Bridge in last weekends first round, with four players posting half-centuries as they amassed…

Teacher complaints system to be overhauled

Source: The Royal Gazette Teachers accused of misconduct on the job have been paid to languish for months on leave and go through stuff emotionally, only for investigations to reveal no wrongdoing. Education minister Diallo Rabain revealed improvements to administrative leave yesterday in Parliament after MPs were told that 13 educators had been put…

Burch delivers good news for farm

Source: The Royal Gazette Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch said he would investigate all sorts of questions arising from the Westover Farm saga. The public works minister confirmed yesterday that the notice to quit the Sandys farm had been cancelled after he talked with tenants Richard Bascome Jr and his son, also Richard. The family had…

Computer game explores islands history

Source: The Royal Gazette A game designer has set out to make a new adventure game based on the story of the man who claimed Bermuda for Britain. Adrian Lodge, of Bermuda Island Games, hopes ltigtThe Legend of Sir George Somersltigt will introduce more people to the story of Bermuda, and give young Bermudians…

Abuse of alcohol costing lives on our roads

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda has many things to be proud about, but an undercurrent of alcoholism throughout our community has taken a heavy toll, penetrating the core culture of our social environment. Few families on the island have been untouched by the abuse of alcohol. While it is easy to point fingers at…

Financial impact of rising healthcare costs

Source: The Royal Gazette The lament is familiar, the same every year. Healthcare is unaffordable. Healthcare is at an unsustainable level. The Bermuda Health Councils 2017 report states the Bermuda health system is at a breaking point!Further, healthcare premiums are going up again by a whopping 18. 5 per cent for the coming year,.…

MPs approve move to reduce cost of legal aid

Source: The Royal Gazette Lawmakers have approved changes to legal aid legislation that should result in savings for the Government. Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, told MPs yesterday that the amendments would increase the focus on in-house counsel to reduce costs. She said the Legal Aid Department had been difficult to budget because…

Video: Nikki Bascome ‘A Comeback Story’

Source: Bernews Nikki Bascome has released an inspirational video titled “The Restoration: A Comeback Story,” where the professional boxer discusses the aftermath of loss in November 2017 and pays tribute to the late Allan ‘Forty’ Rego. In the video, Mr. Bascome says, “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to… Link:

Premier: 19 Fintech Companies Incorporated

Source: Bernews 19 fintech companies have incorporated in Bermuda, 24 others are in the process of incorporation – for a total 43 companies, Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt told the House of Assembly. The Premier was speaking during the ‘Premier’s Question Period,’ which was held for the first time in… Link:

Photos: CUT Games Parade Of Nations Opening

Source: Bernews The Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] 17th Biennial Student Athletic Championships opened tonight [Friday] with a parade of athletes at the National Sports Centre. It is the first time Bermuda has hosted the Games, which are here as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Bermuda Union of Teachers.… Link:

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Zariah Amory

Source: Bernews In the fifth in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Zariah Amory, a 18-year-old who plays mainly in the Goal… Link:

Oliveira finishes fifth in Ireland

Source: The Royal Gazette Matthew Oliveira continued his strong form at the Junior Tour of Ireland with a fifth-place finish in stage four yesterday. Oliveira, riding for Hot Tubes of the United States, completed the 127-kilometre course in 2hr 55min 14sec the same time as race winner Luke Lamperti, of Team Swift. The 18-year-old…

Bermuda name triathlon squad for Tobago

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda have named a 15-strong team for the Carifta Triathlon and Aquathon Festival in Tobago in September. The 11-12 age group will compete in a 200 metres swim, a five kilometres bike and 1. 25km run, with legal draft, while the 13-15 age category will swim 375 metres, bike 10km…

30 Minute Video: July 13 ZBM Evening News

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

Business Email Compromise Scam Advisory

Source: Bernews The police continue to urge companies to review business processes to guard against the ‘Business E-mail Compromise’ scam, saying the most recent of these cases was reported to police on Thursday, and “involved employees of a company who were in receipt of several e-mails which purported to be from their… Link:

Minister Rabain On Scholarship Recipients

Source: Bernews Minister of Education Diallo Rabain spoke about the Ministry of Education’s 2018 scholarship and awards recipients, saying the Government is “delivering on our pledge to provide greater opportunities for Bermudians.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 13] Minister Rabain said, “Yesterday evening, the Ministry of Education and Workforce Development… Link:

House Scholarships announced

Source: The Royal Gazette Students were honoured last night at the annual Ministry of Education and Workforce Development Scholarships and Awards Reception. Education minister Diallo Rabain announced the winners in the House of Assembly today. They wereRecipients of the Ministers Applied Tech Scholarship are a. Donavan Drummond, a. .. Link: House Scholarships announced

Donation to Sloop Foundation

Source: The Royal Gazette On Tuesday July 10th the Bermuda Sloop Foundation was exceptionally touched by the generosity of the organisers and participants of the Bermuda Billfish Release Cup. For the last 8 years, the organisers of this event have donated at least 5,000 each year to BSF through the Adam Goodwin Mariner Mentor…

House Burch delivers good news for farm

Source: The Royal Gazette The notice to quit Westover Farm has been cancelled, Minister of Public Works Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch told the House of Assembly today. Richard Bascome Jr and his son, also Richard, had faced an uncertain future as tenants of the Sandys farm, after they were told the Bermuda Government would take…

Crash on East Broadway

Source: The Royal Gazette Two motorcycles crashed on East Broadway this morning. The incident happened near to the Rubis service station at about 10. 30am and led to traffic diversions in the area. Police have not yet revealed any further details. Link: Crash on East Broadway

Canadians set to party in the pub

Source: The Royal Gazette Canadians will swap their beach party for a day in the bar tomorrow. The Association of Canadians in Bermuda had planned for their traditional festivities to take place at Warwick Long Bay. However the threat of thunderstorms and high winds means it will be changed to the back room at…

House Burts pledge on fintech regulations

Source: The Royal Gazette Those seeking to conduct initial coin offerings in Bermuda will be required to provide information on everyone involved with their companies, David Burt said today. The Premier told the House of Assembly regulations would also specify they must give details on the product envisaged, the target market and the amount…

Premier On Initial Coin Offering Regulations

Source: Bernews “The Initial Coin Offering Regulations that have been published, “Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said in the House of Assembly today [July 13], explaining that the regulations “clearly define the minimum required information for ICOs” and “outline the compliance measures.” “It is the Government’s view that Fintech can… Link:

Motorcycle Collision On East Broadway

Source: Bernews There was a road traffic collision today [July 13] on East Broadway in the area of the Rubis Service Station, with the police confirming that the parties involved were on motorcycles and that the incident took place at about 10.30am. A police spokesperson said, “At present there is a road… Link:

Time For December 2nd Committee Extended

Source: Bernews This morning [July 13] in the House of Assembly, Speaker Dennis Lister announced that the Joint Select Committee on the Events of December 2nd, 2016 will be extended for six months, and the Speaker also announced the appointment of Senator Robyn Swan to the Joint Select Committee, with Senator Swan… Link:

Audio: Premier’s Question Period In House

Source: Bernews [Updated] Speaker of the House Dennis Lister reminded the public that the Premier’s Question Period will start in the House of Assembly today [July 13]. The Speaker stated, “This morning we will witness another first in the House of Assembly. The Premier’s Question Period will take place every second Friday… Link:

MP critical of flawed living wage report

Source: The Royal Gazette A One Bermuda Alliance MP has claimed the living wage report being tabled in Parliament today is fundamentally flawed. Leah Scott, the Oppositions deputy leader, said recommendations on a statutory living wage for Bermuda have been drawn up before full discussions with businesses have taken place. She was a member…

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] An ocean life researcher is lamenting the loss of three Galapagos sharks which were apparently caught off of Warwick Long Bay. Choy Aming, who works for the Bermuda Shark Project, said it is not illegal to catch these sharks, but the species is near threatened, has a… Link:

Tackle island trash – not overseas waste

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda should tackle its domestic plastic problem before it imports the material to fuel the islands waste-to-energy plant, a Shadow Minister said tonight. Trevor Moniz, the One Bermuda Alliance spokesman on public works, said trash that blighted the country should be focused on before it was brought in from overseas.…

Oliveira fourth overall in Ireland

Source: The Royal Gazette Matthew Oliveira is fourth in the general classification in the Junior Tour of Ireland in Ennis, County Clare. The Bermudian, who is riding for Hot Tubes, a top developmental team in the United States, placed 24th in stage three yesterday in a time of 2hr 31min 50sec. He placed 31st…

Parliament: Order Of Business For July 13th

Source: Bernews Statements on Bermuda’s AML/ATF Framework, Initial Coin Offering Regulations, Department of Corrections, Regiment July Recruit Camp, National Tourism Plan, Scholarships and Awards, Policy for Administrative Leave, and Farming in Bermuda are due to be delivered in Friday’s session of the House of Assembly, while Bills on the Order Paper include… Link:

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Sélah Tuzo

Source: Bernews In the fourth in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Sélah Tuzo, a 14-year-old who plays in the Centre, Wing Attack… Link:

Parfitt-Williams scores in big win

Source: The Royal Gazette Djair Parfitt-Williams scored in Rudar Velenjes 7-0 win away to Tre Fiori of San Marino in their Europa League first-round qualifier yesterday. Parfitt-Williams, the former West Ham United forward, scored in the 49th minute for the Slovenian side. The second leg takes place next Thursday. Meanwhile Dant Leverocks Narva Trans.…

BFM edge down 0.2

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of BFampM Ltd were down three cents, or 0. 2 per cent, at 17. 75, after 600 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in 25 shares of Ascendant Group, the parent company of Belco, and seven shares of HSBC Holdings, but with no change to…

Premier Congratulates Small Business Owner

Source: Bernews Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt and Junior Minister of Finance Wayne Furbert today met with Mr. Irvin Hendrickson, a North East Hamilton Empowerment Zone business and property owner and a city resident to congratulate him on five years of operating a business in the North East Hamilton Empowerment… Link:

Abir celebrates and looks to the future

Source: The Royal Gazette The important role Bermuda plays in managing insurance and reinsurance risk globally was emphasised during a gathering of the islands past and present insurance leaders. As the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers celebrated its 25th anniversary with an event at Rosewood Bermuda, it also looked forward to the next…

30 Minute Video: July 12 ZBM Evening News

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

Wilson & Gomes Win Cricket Players Of Week

Source: Bernews One Communications and the Bermuda Cricket Board announced that the Premier League ‘Player of the Week’ is Temiko Wilson of St. George’s CC, while the First Division ‘Player of the Week’ is Sher-Maur Gomes of Willow Cuts CC. Don Foggo [One Communications] and Sher-Maur Gomes [Willow Cuts CC] A spokesperson… Link:

BSX to delay opening to honour Madeiros

Source: The Royal Gazette The BSX has announced that it will delay the market open tomorrow out of respect for the family and friends of BSX team member Christopher Madeiros, who passed away last Friday following a brief illness. In making the announcement BSX chief executive officer Greg Wojciechowski said Chris was a well-respected…

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

Source: Bernews [Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] I finished Part II of this essay by asking our decision makers if they believe 97% of climate scientists are correct in their assertion that climate change is, to a very large degree, the result of burning fossil fuel and, if they do, would they… Link:

Dr. David Chapman Set To Hold Two Events

Source: Bernews Dr. David Chapman is getting set to host an event titled ‘The Wealth Building Cycle’ on July 25 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Bermuda Industrial Union, along with a guided nature walk on July 28 through Abbot’s Cliff and Tom Moore’s Jungle. Dr. Chapman said, “The first event and the… Link:

‘The Pearls Of Malabar’ Filming In Bermuda

Source: Bernews The cast and crew for the film The Pearls of Malabar have been filming in Bermuda, with a member of the crew saying that they “really enjoyed their time on the island.” The film itself was described by its producer as “an actual hybrid of all films made in Bermuda.” When… Link:

‘Cycle Only’ Planning Applications Start July 16

Source: Bernews The start date for receiving planning applications at the Department of Planning for apartments designated “Cycles Only” will be on July 16th, the Government announced today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Home Affairs would like to inform the public that the start date for receiving planning applications at… Link:

Solar energy advocacy group launches

Source: The Royal Gazette The solar energy industry has seen a 70 per cent decrease in installations over the last year a fall that supporters of renewables put down a slashing of the rate that Belco is required to pay to solar producers for what they supply to the grid. In response, the Solar…

Morgan launches second handbag line

Source: The Royal Gazette Patrice Morgan is launching a new line of handbags named Fennel after finding success with her Bermuda Born brand. The launch will happen today at The Tuck Shop, on Middle Road, Southampton. The name Fennel resonates with Bermuda, Ms Morgan said. Fennel plants grow locally and I just like the…

Ecuador will be a learning curve for Fed Cup team

Source: The Royal Gazette Ashley Brooks and Kirsten Saltus will be the senior pair in the Bermuda team which heads to Ecuador on Saturday for the Fed Cup starting next Tuesday. The team, coached by veteran player Jovan Jordan-Whitter, also includes teenagers Jahcuena Bradshaw-Douglas and Shelby Madeiros. Bermuda will face some stiff competition against.…

Revolve Hosting Ambassador Event In Bermuda

Source: Bernews Online retailer Revolve is hosting an ambassador network of over 75 influencers, models, and bloggers, including Romee Strijd, Shanina Shaik, Jasmine Sanders, Ashley Tisdale, Camila Coelho, Negin Mirsalehi, Aimee Song, Danielle Bernstein, Rocky Barnes, JonBoy, Draya Michelle, Marianna Hewitt, Shea Marie, and many more. The event, dubbed #Revolvesummer, is taking… Link:

Oliveira fifth overall in Ireland

Source: The Royal Gazette Matthew Oliveira is in fifth place overall after two stages of the Junior Tour of Ireland. Oliveira, who is riding for Hot Tubes, a top developmental team in the United States, placed 31st in the 95-kilometre stage two race in a time of 215. 40 today. The 18-year-old started the…

Phillips completes Caribbean hat-trick

Source: The Royal Gazette Daniel Phillips has completed a hat-trick of junior Caribbean titles after winning the Jamaica Under-14 singles title with a comfortable 6-0, 6-1 victory over local player Keyondre Clarke in the final. Phillips, 13, followed up recent triumphs in Aruba and Bahamas with another win over the Jamaica No 1 player…

Bermuda to host junior Caribbean event

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda will host next months Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships, the Bermuda Bicycle Association has revealed. The event is the annual championships for cyclists aged 15 to 18 and has served as a springboard for several of Bermudas top cyclists competing internationally. XL Catlin is supporting the event as the title.…

Police appeal to trace missing boy

Source: The Royal Gazette A teenage boy has been missing for more than 24 hours, police said tonight. Syhon Akinstall, of Pembroke, was last seen yesterday afternoon. The 16-year-old is 5ft 9in, weighs 150lb and has a medium brown complexion and medium length black hair. Bermuda Police Service appealed for the publics help in…

Man who fled airport arrested

Source: The Royal Gazette A man who tried to flee customs at the airport was last night in police custody. A police spokesman said the 37-year-old visitor was caught on the nearby Causeway and arrested on suspicion of drug importation yesterday afternoon. The spokesman added Around 1. 10pm yesterday police officers responded to a…

Wickets VIP Lounge Offers Cup Match Package

Source: Bernews Wickets VIP Lounge is offering those who wish to take in the upcoming Cup Match event the opportunity to take advantage of their double decker stall on the eastern side of the field. In all, their package includes transportation, entry into the game, VIP Lounge entry, unlimited drinks, unlimited hors… Link:

Police Appeal: Help Locate Missing 16-Year-Old

Source: Bernews The police are tonight [July 11] asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Syhon Akinstall who was last seen on Tuesday afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16 year old Syhon Akinstall of Pembroke who was last seen on Tuesday afternoon… Link:

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2018

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Twitter’s war on bots and fake accounts has ratcheted up the past three months. According to the Washington Post, Twitter has suspended more than 70 million accounts as it battles to stem the flow of fake news on the social media platform. No one in Bermuda’s Top… Link:

Dickinson & Zuill Appointed To Media Council

Source: Bernews “Qian Dickinson and Carla Zuill have accepted positions to the Media Council of Bermuda,” the organisation announced, saying it is “essential to diversify the people who are part of the Working Group, that not only includes colour but age, sex and non-traditional media.” According to their website, the Media Working… Link:

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Kaylee Lema

Source: Bernews In the third in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Kaylee Lema, a 16-year-old who plays in the Wing Attack… Link:

Show your Cup Match colours for charity

Source: The Royal Gazette Cup Match is coming and the Family Centres fundraising campaign with the title sponsor, Clarien Bank, is once again offering commemorative ribbons for a worthy cause. The traditional ribbons in St Georges and Somerset colours are available all through this month at establishments across the community, a statement from the…

Duffy set for return in Hamburg

Source: The Royal Gazette Assistant Sports EditorFlora Duffy will be hoping her injury troubles are behind her as she prepares for her return to action in the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on Saturday. The reigning two-times world champion has confirmed she will start the race after missing the previous stop on the ITU calendar…

Hurricane Chris to pass northwest of Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Hurricane Chris, the second of this years season, has attained Category 2 strength and is headed to the North Atlantic from a position northwest of the island. According to the Bermuda Weather Service this morning, Chriss closest point of approach to the island in the next 72 hours was expected…

Blue Marlin Travels 5,089 NM To Win Race

Source: Bernews A blue marlin satellite-tagged in July 2017 during the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship has won the 2017-18 IGFA Great Marlin Race [IGMR] after swimming an estimated 5,089 nautical miles traveling from Bermuda to northeast of Brazil. The International Game Fish Association [IGFA] said, “The winning billfish swam an estimated 5,089… Link:

Golf: Leseur Finishes 10th in Junior Classic

Source: Bernews Kenny Leseur competed in The Ledges Junior Classic on the Southern Junior Golf Tour. Leseur finished 10th at 9-over par in the Male 14-15 Age Group Division. He shot a First Round 8-over par 79 and then he shot a Second Round 1-over par 72. In the 36 hole Tournament,… Link:

Northshore Medical Welcomes Dr. Ippolito

Source: Bernews Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center [NMAC] are welcoming Dr. Anthony Ippolito to their practice as a visiting physician. Medical Director Dr. Kyjuan Brown said, “Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center are pleased to announce that we are welcoming widely acclaimed Dr. Anthony Ippolito, DO to our practice as a visiting physician. “Dr.… Link:

ABIC Aims To Advance Diversity And Inclusion

Source: Bernews The Association of Bermuda International Companies [ABIC] has announced that its Diversity & Inclusion [D&I] Committee — comprised of ABIC Board members and representatives from member companies — is engaging with business leaders “in an effort to advance dialog, collaboration and action on D&I within the workplace.” A spokesperson said,… Link:

Fashion Festival Expo & Gala On Saturday

Source: Bernews On Saturday, July 14, the public is invited to visit the Fashion Expo at the mega tent on Front Street where local designers from the Bermuda Fashion Festival will be offering a closer look at their collections that graced the runway at the Local Designer Show, with the Fashion Expo… Link:

End of conscription hurts black males most

Source: The Royal Gazette The decision of the Lower and Upper Houses of the Bermudian Parliament on June 22 and July 5, 2018 respectively, to end conscription, in my view, is a most retrograde and unfortunate step for the island, particularly for the black male and underprivileged citizenry. There is no doubt in my…

One shares fall 1.7

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of One Communications Ltd fell 5 cents in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading yesterday. The telecommunications group dipped 1. 7 per cent to close on 2. 90 as 4,469 shares changed hands. Butterfield Bank and Ascendant Group each saw trading activity. Ascendant remained on 16. 25 as 3,040 shares traded,…

Ascendant Stem camp draws more girls

Source: The Royal Gazette Ascendant Group Ltd has seen a record number of girls sign up to its Stem camp this year. The camp caters to middle school students looking to enhance their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, by developing challenging robotic projects, electronics and wearable technology. It was launched in 2013…

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Amali Smith

Source: Bernews In the second in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Amali Smith [Captain], a 20-year-old who plays in the Centre… Link:

Premier: Contributions Proposal Is Not New

Source: Bernews “The proposal to change employer and employee contributions for the Social Insurance Plan from a fixed rate to a percentage of earnings is nothing new,” Premier David Burt said, adding that the “Opposition Leader’s statement that she has never heard of a progressive contribution into a defined benefit fund shows… Link:

Oliveira in sixth place in Ireland

Source: The Royal Gazette Matthew Oliveria is in sixth place after stage one of the Junior Tour of Ireland today. Oliveira who is representing Hot Tubes, a top developmental team in the United States finished the time-trial race in 8min 16. 39sec. Magnus Sheffield, his team-mate, took the white jersey after finishing first in…

Phillips marches into final

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas Daniel Phillips advanced to his third final on the Cotecc Under-14 circuit today when he won his semi-final match at the Jamaica Junior Tournament in Kingston. Phillips, aiming for three straight titles after wins in Aruba and Bahamas, beat Delano Reeves, of Jamaica, 6-1, 6-4 in yesterdays under-14 semi-final.…

Arbitrade Now Listed On Registrar of Companies

Source: Bernews The Government’s Registrar of Companies Directory now shows a listing for Arbitrade, the start up technology firm which has been in the news lately. The listed company directors are Leonard Schutzman, Lawrence Howard Meyer, Mohammed Amin Markatia, Brent Michael Longnecker, Charles Hamlin Woodworth Jr, Daniel Francis Sweet, Jason Douglas Springett and John… Link:

Man hurt in Front Street

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have called for witnesses after a Devonshire man was found injured on Front Street on Saturday morning. A police spokesman said the 27-year-old had seemingly been punched before he was found in the motorcycle parking lot near Pier 6 at around 3. 20am. The spokesman said EMTs quickly arrived…

Butterfield & Vallis Teams Up With Endeavour

Source: Bernews Endeavour Community Sailing, a non-profit educational sailing organisation that leverages sailing as a platform for teaching experiential education and building confidence and skills amongst Bermuda’s young people, is set to benefit from a multi-year sponsorship from Butterfield & Vallis. A spokesperson said, “Over the next three years, Endeavour Community Sailing… Link:

30 Minute Video: July 10 ZBM Evening News

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

‘Potential Of Ruining, Rather Than Enhancing’

Source: Bernews [Opinion column written by Cheryl-Ann Griffin] Dear Bermuda, I write in response to Mr. Glenn Jones’ letter in yesterday’s Bernews. I write on behalf of those whom Mr. Jones has named as ‘dissenters’. The BTA is, in actuality, attempting to appropriate the success of Shelly Bay, gentrify and contrive activities… Link:

Marshall sets up 1 million football fund

Source: The Royal Gazette A 1 million fund has been established by former top referee Charlie Marshall to help the growth of Bermudian football. Marshall and his wife Lesley have set up a family fund in an effort to raise the standard of the local game and will be handing out grants before the…

TABS launches womens collection

Source: The Royal Gazette Clothing store TABS launched its first womens collection at the Bermuda Fashion Festival last weekend. TABS, which stands for The Authentic Bermuda Shorts, is located on Reid Street, Hamilton, having launched five years ago. Rebecca Singleton, founder and chief executive officer of TABS, said this was the natural next step…

Post taxi numbers at bus stops

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,Can we please post taxi numbers at the bus stops and a bus schedule would be helpful as well. Especially the buses outside parks and beaches that tourists would visit. Admiralty House needs one immediately. ltbgtPAT DECOSTAPembrokeltbgt Link: Post taxi numbers at bus stops

Can Cablevision not do better?

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,I was looking forward to watching the T20 match between England and India on July 6 on ESPN, which had been advertising it. Finally I found NFL live on channel 115 and there it was, the cricket match. Years ago I once looked for rugby, as advertised on the…

Extra hours at Tynes Bay from July 16

Source: The Royal Gazette Tynes Bay will have longer hours for public trash drop-offs from Monday. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, said the number of people using the drop-off service had increased. He added that the plant manager had agreed to extend opening hours. Colonel Burch announced in June that once-a-week…

Meet Bermuda Netball Player Micah Pond

Source: Bernews In the first in a series of profiles of netball players who will be a part of the team representing Bermuda in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 23 to 25, we spotlight Micah Pond, a 19-year-old who plays in the… Link:

Rambler 88 Retires Due To Lost Port Rudder

Source: Bernews Rambler 88 navigator Stan Honey advised the Race Committee of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta — which is organising the Bermuda to Hamburg, Germany sailing race — that at 01:32 UTC on July 10, 2018, she had “contact with an object in the water, and lost the port rudder.” “The AAR… Link:

OBA Questions Progressive Pension Plan

Source: Bernews The Premier’s plan to introduce a progressive pension plan next year “raises a list of serious questions which Government must urgently address,” the One Bermuda Alliance said today. Premier David Burt recently announced the Government’s intention next year would be to “begin the process to change pension contributions from a… Link:

Video: July 10th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Police are investigating altercation in St David’s involving a group of men & an assault in Sandys, Bermuda to Hamburg Race underway, IRP public consultation  extended until August 17th, public drop off hours at Tynes Bay Facility will be extended, Khyah Bagley-Pearman wins Conyers Leadership Scholarship Award, Charles E. and Lesley Marshall Family Fund launches, Tropical Storm remains… Link:

Three stocks rise on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Somers Ltd, Ascendant Group Ltd and BFampM Ltd all rose in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. Financial-services holding company Somers, parent company of Bermuda Commercial Bank, surged 1, or 6. 6 per cent, to 16. 25 on low volume, as 400 shares were traded. BFampM was the most heavily…

Butterfield battles through for seventh

Source: The Royal Gazette Tyler Butterfield delivered an encouraging performance at the Ironman European Championship Frankfurt at the weekend. Despite carrying a back injury, which required him to spend ten minutes stretching in the transition before the run, Butterfield finished seventh in a time of 8hr 38min 58sec, with splits of 4934, 43330 and.…

Bascome gets in some sparring

Source: The Royal Gazette Nikki Bascome has been busy preparing for his ring return while training at the renowned Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. The Bermudian boxer has been training for the past three months under renowned coach Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd the undefeated former multiple-weight world champion. Bascome lost his…

BWS: Tropical Storm Remains “Potential Threat”

Source: Bernews Tropical Storm Chris continues to be “a potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said this evening [July 9], with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 3 days is forecast to be 309 nm to the NW at 3pm on Wednesday [July 11] with the BWS noting… Link:

BFIS Interns Head To Atlanta And Chicago

Source: Bernews Two teams of students left Bermuda on Saturday headed for Atlanta and Chicago to experience those insurance markets through the BFIS ‘Intro to Insurance Programme’. This year’s Atlanta students are Walker Campbell [Economics/ William & Mary], Aaron Rego [Economics/ East Anglia], Danielle Wall [Business/ Wilfrid Laurier] and Chelsea Warren [Business/… Link:

Minister Meets With Bascomes To Discuss Farm,

Source: Bernews The Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch met this morning [July 9] with members of the Bascome family to discuss Westover Farm, and Minister Burch said the “meeting was cordial, instructive and productive” and while he is “not at liberty to discuss the specifics yet” they “see a way… Link:

Dunkley & Minister Simmons On Gaming Delays

Source: Bernews The delays regarding gaming were discussed in the House on Friday, with Shadow Minister Michael Dunkley saying that “time has raced on and it seems as if nothing, or very little, has taken place,” and asking about a replacement Director for the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, while Minister of Economic… Link:

30 Minute Video: July 9 ZBM Evening News

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

BFIS interns head for US

Source: The Royal Gazette BFIS has sent a team of students to the US to get experience in insurance markets there. Eight interns left for Atlanta and Chicago on Saturday for the two-week, Intro to Insurance Programme. The Atlanta group consists of Walker Campbell, an economics student at William amp Mary College Aaron Rego,…

Gruelling work for Regiment recruits

Source: The Royal Gazette New recruits to the Royal Bermuda Regiment yesterday marked the halfway mark of their basic training with a gruelling race around the Warwick Camp assault course. The three sections in the first summer Recruit Camp competed against each other in a daybreak bid to beat the clock. Private Chaiquon Smith,…

Conyers awards leadership scholarship

Source: The Royal Gazette Conyers is delighted to announce that Khyah Bagley-Pearman is the 2018 recipient of the firms Leadership Scholarship Award. The award, which is valued at 5,000, is presented annually to a graduating CedarBridge Academy student. The recipient will have demonstrated leadership abilities through practical experience, personal reflection. .. Link: Conyers

Footballer Robinson banned from driving

Source: The Royal Gazette The captain of Premier Division champions PHC Zebras was today fined and banned from the roads for driving while disqualified. Cecoy Robinson, who has played for Bermuda as a midfielder, admitted the offence when he appeared in Magistrates Court this morning. Prosecutor Karen King told the court that the 30-year-old…

Motorcyclist crashed after drinking

Source: The Royal Gazette A Pembroke man who drove while more than three times the alcohol limit was today fined and banned from the roads. Lionel Roberts, 41, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court to driving while over the legal limit in Pembroke in the early hours of Saturday. The court heard that Roberts collided…

Court: Driver Fined & Banned After Crash

Source: Bernews A 41-year-old Pembroke man has been banned from driving for 18 months. Lionel Roberts got on his motorbike while more than three times the limit and crashed into another motorcyclist in the early hours of July 7. Roberts and the rider of the other motorbike were both taken to hospital… Link:

Energy consultation deadline extended

Source: The Royal Gazette Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, the Hon. Walter H. Roban, is pleased to extend the public consultation period for the Regulatory Authority of Bermudas RAB Integrated Resource Plan IRP Proposal until August 17, 2018. The IRPs initial public consultation deadline was set for July 2nd but…

Boris Johnson Resigns As UK Foreign Secretary

Source: Bernews Boris Johnson has resigned from his post as the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, it was announced today. A story in the BBC said, “Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy. “He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following… Link:

‘Not Commercialisation, It’s Entrepreneurialism’

Source: Bernews [Written by Glenn Jones] Dear Bermuda, The Bermuda Tourism Authority plan for Shelly Bay Beach is not commercialisation, it’s entrepreneurialism. The proposed execution is non-permanent and entirely removable. It’s cost effective and sustainable – utilising the existing power and parking infrastructure at the site. The plan honours the cultural traditions of… Link:

BMRC Motorcycle Circuit Racing Series Results

Source: Bernews Yesterday’s Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club race day was dedicated to Navell Ricky “Beetle” Darrell, a well loved and devoted senior racer of the club who passed away in a motorcycle accident recently. “The race day commenced with a memorial ride for Beetle where all racers from across the club’s four… Link:

Athletes Gearing Up Teachers’ Union Games

Source: Bernews Young Bermudians are busy training as they get ready to take on athletes from around the Caribbean during an athletics tournament. On Friday the two-day Caribbean Union of Teachers Students’ Track and Field and Swimming Championship [C.U.T. Games] will begin at the National Sports Centre – the first time the… Link:

Arbitrade upgrading from dress shop location

Source: The Royal Gazette An office above what was once a small dress shop in a tiny beach community in Canada seems an unusual place to find a crypto company that is set to take over a seven-storey office block in Bermuda and be granted title to 10 billion of gold bullion in Dubai.…

Carla Seely Column: Halfway Through The Year

Source: Bernews [Written by Carla Seely] In our home, July marks our ‘check-in’ chats: discussions on any travel plans for the remainder of the year, whether we should upgrade any furniture or get a newer car, and so on. But our biggest and sometimes most ‘heated’ chat is regarding the semi-annual review of… Link:

Spirit of Bermuda damaged in collision

Source: The Royal Gazette A man was taken to hospital after the ltigtSpirit of Bermudaltigt was in collision with another boat in Hamilton Harbour. The 63-year-old, of Warwick, was understood to be a passenger on the smaller vessel when the crash happened on Friday. Branwen Smith-King, executive director of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, which.…

Weather Forecast For Monday July 9

Source: Bernews Monday, July 9 is expected to scattered showers and thunderstorms, with the high to be near 28°C/83°F and the low to be near 225°C/77°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 79%. Sunrise will be at 6:19am and sunset… Link:

New ticket system for Hamilton car parks

Source: The Royal Gazette The public are advised that No. 1 Car Park as well as Par-la-Ville Car Park are scheduled to go live on Monday, July 9th with a one-ticket system they will operate using a single ticket for entry, payment and exit. The one-ticket system is gradually being implemented in all of…

Bermuda Powerboat Sunday Race Results

Source: Bernews Racing took place today [July 8] at Spanish Point Boat Club for the second of a three race series at that location. Two races were held, the first was a twenty five minute race with results as follows: A Class A16 Ryan and Richard Davidge completing 8 laps finishing in… Link:

Bermuda Softball League Action Continues

Source: Bernews Sunglass & Watch shop had the upset of the week in the recent Bermuda Softball League Action. As one of the weaker B teams, it slipped past A Division’s Blue Wahoos 7 to 6. Shane Matchett hit a three-run homer to spot Blue Wahoos to an early lead in the… Link:

Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers

Source: The Royal Gazette Tropical Storm Chris is expected to bring swell and showers to Bermuda towards the middle of this week. The storm is forecast to come within 395 miles to the west-northwest of Bermuda at 2pm on Wednesday, its closest point within the next 72 hours. The Bermuda Weather Service warned it…

Guide book captures the imagination

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas entrepreneurial energy and outdoor appeal has been highlighted in the fifth edition of guide book ltigtMoon Bermudaltigt. Author Rosemary Jones, a Bermudian journalist, said Theres a fresh vitality borne out by a slew of debut activities and attractions from adrenalin-spiking watersports and haunted-history tours. .. Link: Guide book

Southampton Win Western County Opener

Source: Bernews The Southampton Rangers began the defense of their Western County Cup Trophy by posting 333/6 after 50 overs against Somerset Bridge at the Southampton Oval and then bowled them out for 122 to win by 211 runs. Four players would score half centuries, with Shannon Raynor the top scorer on… Link:

Video: Sunday July 8th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews News that Bermuda won 32 medals at the CCCAN Swimming event in Aruba, 100 Women in Finance donated $32,000 to Tomorrow’s Voices, twelve seniors completed a writing workshop, Daniel Phillips won a second title in the Caribbean Junior Tennis Circuit, and Karina Forth and Nathanael Fubler were awarded Chubb Charitable Foundation… Link:

Seadrill Reorganizes, Emerges From Bankruptcy

Source: Bernews Seadrill Limited, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies, has emerged from chapter 11 bankruptcy after successfully completing its plan of reorganisation. Since February 2016, as lead Bermuda counsel, Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Seadrill on the Plan and related judicial proceedings in Bermuda. The firm continues to… Link:

Motorcyclists collide in Paget

Source: The Royal Gazette Two motorcyclists were treated in hospital after a crash in Paget this morning. A police spokesman said a Hamilton Parish man, 61, and a Hamilton Parish woman, 28, were both in a stable condition on a general ward this evening. The crash happened on South Road near the junction with…

Two Motorcyclists Injured In Paget Collision

Source: Bernews Emergency services responded to a collision today [July 7] on South Road in Paget involving two motorcycles, resulting in both riders being injured and transported to hospital, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “Around 5am today [July 7th] police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported collision… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday July 8

Source: Bernews Sunday, July 8 is expected to see thunderstorms in the morning, then skies turning partly cloudy late, with the high to be near 28°C/82°F and the low to be near 25°C/77°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 79%.… Link:

Police Officers Guest Pose In St Lucia

Source: Bernews Police officers and fitness buffs Marina Jn Pierre-Wilkinson and Garwin Phillips recently guest posed in St Lucia, showcasing their chiseled physiques to an appreciative crowd. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “IFBB Pro Marina Jn Pierre-Wilkinson and her veteran colleague Garwin Phillips are proud-serving members of the Bermuda Police Service.… Link:

Youth Sailors Visit Hamburg Race Participants

Source: Bernews The Bermuda to Hamburg sailing race featuring 17 teams with over 150 sailors from 14 different countries is set to get underway on Sunday [July 8] in Bermuda. About 50 local students were provided with the opportunity to ‘meet & greet’ German Boris Herrmann, aboard his IMOCA 60 Malizia. A… Link:

Tropical Depression Three A “Potential Threat”

Source: Bernews Tropical Depression Three is a “potential threat to Bermuda,” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs forecast to be 393 nm to the WNW at 6am on Tuesday [July 10] with the BWS noting “this system may move closer to Bermuda… Link:

PR Defeat Bermuda In COTECC U12 Semi-Final

Source: Bernews Bermuda were defeated in their semi-final match during the COTECC Under 12 Boy’s Tennis Tournament in Santo Domingo. Bermuda is being represented by Antonio Warner, Andrew Phillips and Cooper McGuire, with Gavin Manders serving as Coach. Bermuda, who finished as runners up in Group B, went up against Group A… Link:

Rangers face test of depth in Counties

Source: The Royal Gazette Holders Southampton Rangers had to dig deep to come up with 11 players for the first round of the Western Counties against Somerset Bridge at Southampton Oval today. Some of their new signings like Nirobi Mills, Najiyah Raynor, Charles Trott, Sheldon Caesar and Tre Manders are not yet eligible, with…

Mt Zion takes concerts out on the road

Source: The Royal Gazette One of the things Reverend Jahkimmo Smith loves most about Jesuss ministry is His ability to break down barriers and go against social norms. Through the Scriptures, he learnt how Jesus disregarded social stigmas and upset religious restrictions just to be in a relationship with those that society had turned…

Robots will make life grim for the working class

Source: The Royal Gazette Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and one of the pioneers of the world wide web, once declared The spread of computers and the internet will put jobs in two categories. People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do. Andreessen has since repudiated…

Work begins to re-create Railway Bridge near Flatts

Source: The Royal Gazette Construction is under way to link long-separated portions of the Bermuda Railway Trail. Wooden frames have been installed around two pillars at the popular western Smiths raft-up spot known as Police Beach, near Gibbet Island. The plan, given the go-ahead earlier this year, included a bridge over North Shore Road,…

Tax compliance can be a taxing process

Source: The Royal Gazette It is a scenario that will be familiar to thousands of Bermuda residents a letter arrives regarding your accounts at local institutions. It contains requests to complete a new set of forms to verify who you are, where you live, where your tax residency is, citizenship, and so forth. Providing…

BISA Spirit Scholarships For Smith & Vaucrosson

Source: Bernews Two students have been awarded scholarships by the Bermuda International Shipping Association [BISA] to sail on one of the Spirit of Bermuda’s summer voyages for students. Massassi Smith and Quentin Vaucrosson were selected as this year’s recipients. Both students said they are very pleased to be given another opportunity to… Link:

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting July 7

Source: Bernews The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday July 7th. On Saturday the Pacific Venus cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Monday the Anthem of the Seas… Link:

Video: July 7th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Road Sobriety Checkpoint Bill passes in House, 72-year-old Bernard Marshall admits sexually assaulting a young girl in the early 1970s, Police criminal records office operations temporarily suspended, ITU Triathlon Bermuda to be held in April next year, over 150 sailors in Bermuda to Hamburg sailing race, new Moon Bermuda book published, Chef Danai Hongwanishkul hosted cooking classes… Link:

Recruits drilling it down at RBR

Source: The Royal Gazette The islands newest soldiers today spent the day perfecting their drill and weapons safety. Recruits at the Royal Bermuda Regiments first summer recruit camp practised their drill moves and worked with SA-80 rifles in preparation for their visit to the firing range next week. Private Stevontae Somersall, 24, from Pembroke,…

Tropical Depression forms to the west

Source: The Royal Gazette A tropical depression has formed west of Bermuda as Hurricane Beryl continues its path towards the Caribbean. The Bermuda Weather Service said this evening that neither system was considered a threat to Bermuda at this time. Tropical Depression Three was 525 miles west of Bermuda at. .. Link: Tropical

World Triathlon Bermuda date announced

Source: The Royal Gazette MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda will return to the island on April 28-29 next year after Flora Duffys sensational triumph 2 months ago. The International Triathlon Union announced its calendar for the 2019 World Triathlon Series yesterday, and Bermuda will play host to the second race of the season as…

Butterfield shares rise 1.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by 50 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, to close at 47. 50 after 1,496 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Meanwhile, on the New York Stock Exchange the banks shares were up 30 cents, or 0. 64 per cent, at 47. 36. The Royal…

New Recruits Practice Drill & Weapons Safety

Source: Bernews The island’s newest soldiers today [July 6] spent the day perfecting their drill and weapons safety. Recruits at the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s first summer Recruit Camp practiced their drill moves and worked with SA-80 rifles in preparation for their visit to the firing range next week. Private Stevontae Somersall, 24, from… Link:

Premier Burt Speaks On Fintech At CARICOM

Source: Bernews During the CARICOM meeting in Jamaica, Premier David Burt made a presentation about Bermuda’s moves in establishing a regulatory platform for fintech and also discussed how “Distributed Ledger Technology more generally can assist with challenges in servicing citizens and increase government efficiency.” “A Bermuda delegation to the three day meeting,… Link:

BNA: New Council Members & USA Netball U21

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Netball Association [BNA] has appointed the individuals who will be joining as Council Members for the 2018-2019 season, as well as announcing that the U21 National Netball Team will be participating in the USA Netball U21 International Development Series in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from Saturday, July 21 to… Link:

Lewis Wins Silver Medal In 200M In Canada

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis concluded competing in the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. Once again Lewis would make a podium appearance when she finished second in the 200m race with a time of 32.57, Ilana Dupont clocked a winning time of 32.38 and Sarah White finished third in 36.48.… Link:

30 Minute Video: July 6 ZBM Evening News

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

Caribbean interest in Bermuda fintech

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda has been invited to collaborate with Caribbean jurisdictions aiming to promote fintech. David Burt, the Premier, made a presentation on the subject to the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community in Jamaica today. Progressive Labour Party MP Christopher Famous, who also attended the three-day meeting,. ..

Cooking class for Meals on Wheels

Source: The Royal Gazette Danai Hongwanishkul, Executive Chef at Marcus at Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club, yesterday hosted the first in a series of cooking classes for Meals on Wheels volunteers. Chef Danai led the group in making his signature Low Sodium Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Salsa and Rice and Peas for todays deliveries.…

House Health insurance soars

Source: The Royal Gazette Health insurance premiums have gone up by as much as 18. 5 per cent, health minister Kim Wilson told MPs this morning. In some cases this will mean residents having to pay an additional 100 a month, which Ms Wilson said cant be easy for most working families. She added…

Men banned for drink driving

Source: The Royal Gazette Two men were banned from the roads after they admitted drinking and driving in separate incidents. Makeem Waldron, 28, was arrested after his car crashed into a wall and fence near the junction of North Shore Road and Dock Hill, Devonshire, on June 16. When police arrived on the scene,…

Photos: Cooking Classes Held For Volunteers

Source: Bernews Danai Hongwanishkul — an Executive Chef at Marcus’ at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club – yesterday [July 5] hosted the first in a series of cooking classes for Meals on Wheels volunteers, where Chef Danai led the group in making his signature Low Sodium Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Salsa and Rice and… Link:

Asbestos found in police building

Source: The Royal Gazette Asbestos has forced the temporary closure of the Criminal Records Office, police announced this morning. The closure will mean the immediate halt to vetting requests. A police spokesman said that the move was made out of an abundance of caution after test results showed asbestos-containing material in some files at…

ITU: 2019 Bermuda Triathlon To Be Held In April

Source: Bernews The International Triathlon Union [ITU]announced the ITU World Triathlon Series calendar for the 2019 season, with the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda at be held at the end of April. The announcement said, “The International Triathlon Union [ITU] is pleased to announce the ITU World Triathlon Series calendar for the 2019… Link:

Crash at notorious junction

Source: The Royal Gazette A car and a motorcycle collided at the junction of Middle Road and Tee Street in Devonshire today. The crash, which happened shortly before 7. 30pm, was not believed to be serious, according to the Bermuda Police Service. Residents and businesses near the junction have long called for safety measures…

Criminal Records Office Temporarily Suspended

Source: Bernews Recent tests have returned positive results “regarding the presence of asbestos containing material amongst some files within filing cabinets in the Criminal Records Office,” the police said today, explaining that due to this issue “no vetting requests will be accepted or processed at the Criminal Records Office until the issues… Link:

New Edition Of ‘Moon Bermuda’ Book Published

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s entrepreneurial energy and outdoors appeal is highlighted in the fifth edition of Moon Bermuda, published by Avalon Travel, of Berkeley, CA. Written by Bermudian journalist Rosemary Jones, the latest, 336-page edition of the full-colour guidebook underscores the island’s tourism renaissance, complete with active, experiential attractions and dynamic promotions that… Link:

Lewis Finishes 3rd In Canadian Championships

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis continued competing in the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. Lewis on her second day of competition took to the track to compete in the Women’s 400m race. Women’s 400 Meter Dash Para Wheelchair Results 1:00.18 Jessica Frotten 1:02.44 Ilana Dupont… Link:

Ronnie Baksh honoured at fashion festival

Source: The Royal Gazette The opening show of this years Bermuda Fashion Festival will honour a former collaborator and contributor. The 2018 Maybelline Evolution Retail Show, which will kick off the festival on Sunday, has been dedicated to Ronnie Baksh, who died in May. Lamont Robinson, of the JaKoma Group, one of the Festival…

Security increased at prison after breach

Source: The Royal Gazette Security has been stepped up at Westgate prison after an attempted breach of the perimeter fence. Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, said yesterday that the inmates involved in the attempt were scheduled for disciplinary action. He said The Ministry can confirm there was an attempted breach of the…

150 Models To Take Part In Evolution Show

Source: Bernews On Sunday night [July 8], the runway under the mega tent on Front Street in No.1 car park will roar to life with the Bermuda Fashion Festival’s Maybelline Evolution Retail Show. Thirteen local retailers from across Bermuda, with the help of more than 150 local models, will take to the… Link:

Insurers fall on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of insurers Argus and BFampM fell in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. Argus Group Holdings Ltd slipped 10 cents, or 2. 5 per cent, to close on 3. 90 as 100 shares changed hands. BFampM Ltd fell 15 cents, or 0. 8 per cent to 17. 75 as 400…

Leaflet on Constitution past and future

Source: The Royal Gazette A leaflet on Bermudas Constitution has been released for the public by the Centre for Justice. Next month, the Centre plans to assess the publics awareness of the Constitution through a phone and internet survey. It follows a conference last month on the Constitutions past and future, held after the…

KICS Set To Hold Conference For Parents

Source: Bernews Kids in Control Systems [KICS] is getting set to host a one-day conference for parents on Saturday, September 1 at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. A spokesperson said, “Tackling the many challenges facing today’s parents is at the heart of Kids in Control Systems [KICS] by iAspirations Limited since its… Link:

30 Minute Video: July 5 ZBM Evening News

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

Premier: Change To More Progressive System

Source: Bernews Next year Government “will begin the process to change pension contributions from a flat rate to a more progressive system ensuring that our most vulnerable Bermudians will carry a lower share of the burden of sustaining our pension system,” Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said. Premier Burt said,… Link:

Weather Forecast For Friday July 6

Source: Bernews Friday, July 6 is expected to see sunshine along with some cloudy intervals, with the high to be near 27°C/81°F and the low to be near 25°C/77°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 79%. Sunrise will be at… Link:

Progressive pensions system on the way

Source: The Royal Gazette Vulnerable Bermudians will carry less of the burden of sustaining the pension system under a more progressive system to be introduced next year. David Burt, the Premier, said the Bermuda Government will begin to move away from a flat rate as part of its plan to create a fairer tax…

French celebrations next week

Source: The Royal Gazette Proceeds from an event celebrating a French national holiday next week will benefit Bermudian students. LAlliance Francaise des Bermudes will mark Bastille Day with an event at the Southampton Princess on July 14. The annual French holiday marks the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, which was a turning…

Busker entertains in West End

Source: The Royal Gazette Busker Tommy Harvey is helping to entertain the crowds at Dockyard with some of their favourite songs. Now retired after running a local restaurant, Tommy busks for fun and plays the guitar and harmonica. I started at Dockyard this summer and it has been a great experience so far. The…

Government appeals same-sex ruling

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Government has filed an appeal against the Supreme Court decision to reverse the ban on same-sex marriage. The Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed it has commenced proceedings against Chief Justice Ian Kawaleys landmark ruling on June 6 to declare parts of the Domestic Partnership Act invalid. Minister Walton…

Govt Files Appeal In Same Sex Marriage Case

Source: Bernews Government confirmed this morning [July 5] that they have filed an appeal in the same sex marriage legal case, adding that they “look forward to having this matter heard by the Court of Appeal.” Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley ruled in favour of same sex marriage earlier last month, with the judgement saying… Link:

Tommy Harvey Entertaining Crowds In Dockyard

Source: Bernews Busker Tommy Harvey is helping to entertain the crowds at Dockyard with some of their favourite songs. Now retired after running a local restaurant, Mr Harvey “busks for fun” and plays the guitar and harmonica. “I started at Dockyard this summer and it has been a great experience so far.… Link:

10-Year-Old & Gombeys Donate To Family Centre

Source: Bernews Family Centre is singing the praises of young Xenai Savery who decided to donate to the organization, and as a result, has inspired his Gombey troupe to do the same. After Xenai’s 10th birthday donation to The Family Centre, in the amount of $1,000, Warwick Gombey troupe wanted to support,… Link:

Dunkley: Arbitrade “Raises More Red Flags”

Source: Bernews “The announcement by Arbitrade raises more red flags than a hurricane on South Shore,” Shadow Minister Michael Dunkley said following Arbitrade’s press conference in which they made a number of statements. As Bernews reported earlier this week, the start up company held a press conference call and reportedly made a… Link:

Hitting high notes with new band

Source: The Royal Gazette His fans knew Paul Lennox was into rock so the tropical beat coming from his new band had them confused. The drummer gave everyone who asked about the switch the same answer. My music is really inspired by the time I spent living in Bermuda, said Mr Lennox of his…

Cann eyeing more runs for St Georges in Cup Match

Source: The Royal Gazette Lionel Cann wants to carry on as Cup Matchs oldest present player for at least another year, although he admits he only has three weeks to impress the St Georges selectors. Cann, now in his mid-40s, has not played a single game this season because of a knee injury he…

Video: Rego Sotheby’s Launches ‘Lifestyle Video’

Source: Bernews Bermuda real estate company Rego Sotheby’s International Realty recently introduced a ‘lifestyle video’ which showcases the island’s natural beauty and what it has to offer its residents. The company says the video is “the first and only lifestyle video from a Bermuda real estate company.” In a joint statement, President… Link:

Ascendant shares climb 0.6

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Ascendant Group Ltd, Belcos parent company, hit a new 52-week high in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. Ascendant climbed 10 cents, or 0. 6 per cent, to close on 16. 10, as 4,570 shares changed hands. Argus Group Holdings Ltd remained unchanged on 4, as 800 shares were exchanged.…

Governor visits first summer recruits at RBR

Source: The Royal Gazette The Governor paid a visit to the Royal Bermuda Regiments first summer recruit camp today. John Rankin, Commander-in-Chief of the RBR, chatted with the services newest soldiers, toured the camp and inspected new vehicles brought in to boost the capabilities of the islands defence force. Mr Rankin said Its great…

Hospital Increase in road crash victims

Source: The Royal Gazette The hospitals emergency department saw a marked increase in visits from road crash victims in May, Bermuda Hospitals Board said today. A spokeswoman said 159 people, including 22 tourists, were seen in the emergency department that month, bringing the total so far this year to 649. She added It appears…

Boost for young entrepreneurs

Source: The Royal Gazette A new programme is to help young entrepreneurs kick-start their business ideas. The eight-week Summer Student Entrepreneur Programme was launched last week by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation. Jamahl Simmons, the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, encouraged young entrepreneurs to take advantage of the. .. Link: Boost for

Jan – May: 649 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Source: Bernews 649 people visited the hospital’s Emergency Department from January 1 to May 31, 2018 due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. BHB said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics show a marked increase in Emergency Department [ED] visits in May. It appears… Link:

WCCA Announces 2018 Western Counties

Source: Bernews The Western Counties Cricket Association [WCCA] in conjunction with host Southampton Rangers Sports Club announced that the 2018 Western Counties Cricket Competition to be held at the Southampton Oval. 2018 WCCA Series Schedule: Round 1 [Saturday, July 7th]: Southampton Rangers vs Somerset Bridge Round 2 [Saturday, July 14th]: Winner vs… Link:

UWC National Committee Awards Scholarships

Source: Bernews The United World College [UWC] Bermuda National Committee held an Awards Ceremony earlier this summer to recognize the 2018-2020 Scholars. The ceremony was hosted by Governor John Rankin with distinguished guest, Her Majesty the Queen Noor of Jordan, President of the UWC Movement. Also in attendance were: Minister of Education… Link:

Governor Visits New Soldiers At Recruit Camp

Source: Bernews The Governor paid a visit to the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s first summer Recruit Camp today. John Rankin, Commander-in-Chief of the RBR, chatted with the service’s newest soldiers, toured the camp and inspected new vehicles brought in to boost the capabilities of the island’s defence force. Mr Rankin said the Regiment had… Link:

ANSGB Media Management Seminar On July 7

Source: Bernews The Association of National Sports Governing Bodies [ANSGB] is getting set to host an educational opportunity for athletes on Saturday, July 7 at 10.00am with Glenn Jones, Director of Strategy and Corporate Communications of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The presentation and Q&A will be held in the Kalmar Richards Conference… Link:

Burt to speak on fintech

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt will highlight the development of fintech in Bermuda at a regional leaders conference in Jamaica. The Premier is representing Bermuda at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Caribbean Community heads of Government in Montego Bay. The meeting, from today until Friday, will discuss topics including…

Chamber supports Land Title Registration Act

Source: The Royal Gazette The real estate division of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the implementation of the Land Title Registration Act. The Land Title and Registration Office is responsible for registering land and property ownership in Bermuda. Its duty is to record any legal right or interest affecting parcels of land…

Video: Fashion Festival Press Conference

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Fashion Festival is holding a press conference this morning [July 4] to provide details on the upcoming event. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video of press conference is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 16-minute replay is… Link:

Brangman could still play Cup Match

Source: The Royal Gazette A one-year ban handed to Derrick Brangman, even if the Baileys Bay appeal is rejected, may still not mean the end of the players season. With the Bermuda Cricket Board having no jurisdiction over Cup Match and the Eastern Counties, Brangman could still be eligible to play in local crickets…

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