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March 29, 2017

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PLP summonses a provocative step

Source: The Royal Gazette | PLP summonses a provocative step The issuing of court summonses to a number of protesters from the December 2 demonstrations outside the House of Assembly are provocative and unwise, the Progressive Labour Party said this evening. Michael Scott, the Shadow Attorney-General, called the use of the criminal justice system a

Butterfield shares fall 2.6

Source: The Royal Gazette | Butterfield shares fall 2.6 Bank of Butterfield shares today dropped 80 cents to 30. 20 in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The 2. 6 per cent fall came as 6,080 shares traded. On the New York Stock Exchange, the bank was up 1 cent or 0. 03 per cent to 30.

Sompo completes 6.3bn Endurance takeover

Source: The Royal Gazette | Sompo completes 6.3bn Endurance takeover Japanese giant Sompo has completed its takeover of island-based insurance and reinsurance firm Endurance Specialty in a 6. 3 billion deal. Now Endurance will be integrated into Sompo Holdings through the creation of Sompo International, which will be based in Bermuda. Sompo International will have

PLP: ‘Beyond Prosecution, Into Persecution’

Source: Bernews | PLP: ‘Beyond Prosecution, Into Persecution’ The PLP “finds the actions taken by the DPP and BPS to issue multiple summons last night charging peaceful protesters with criminal charges to be provocative and unwise,” the PLP said this evening. Summonses ServedThe BIU confirmed this morning that “that several members of the BIU have

30 Minute Video: March 28 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: March 28 ZBM Evening News With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play

Fuel spill in St Georges

Source: The Royal Gazette | Fuel spill in St Georges Rubis workers are dealing with a fuel tank breach at their storage facility in St Georges. This afternoon a spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Environment said that a pollution control team had also been dispatched to the scene. Rubis employees have been trained in

Sompo Completes Acquisition Of Endurance

Source: Bernews | Sompo Completes Acquisition Of Endurance Sompo Holdings has completed its acquisition of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd, with Endurance to be integrated into Sompo Holdings through the creation of Sompo International, which will be based in Bermuda.The total consideration for the acquisition is US$ 6.3 bn, and Endurance’s ordinary shares will cease trading

Peer review DeSilva says he will not resign

Source: The Royal Gazette | Peer review DeSilva says he will not resign Michael DeSilva said he would not step down after the release of a critical peer review of police procedures surrounding the protest on December 2. The Commissioner of Police made the statement at a press conference yesterday afternoon. The review, by Assistant

Weather Forecast For Wednesday March 29

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Wednesday March 29 Wednesday, March 29 is expected to be partly cloudy, with the high to be near 21°C/69°F and the low to be near 18°C/63°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be NNW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 75%.Sunrise will be at 7.10am and

BPS: Report Recommendations Are In Progress

Source: Bernews | BPS: Report Recommendations Are In Progress “We are updating our public order policy to standardise the planning process and provide record keeping guidelines” and “will also make recommendations to the Minister of National Security to consider legislative amendments that are in line with modern public order considerations,” Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva

Protest review calls for better police training

Source: The Royal Gazette | Protest review calls for better police training A Peer Review on the police response to the December 2 protest outside of the House of Assembly has called for the Bermuda Police Service to be better prepared for future incidents and improve public engagement. The review, written by Assistant Chief Constable

“Fuel Tank Breach” At St. George’s Facility

Source: Bernews | “Fuel Tank Breach” At St. George’s Facility [Updated] The Ministry of the Environment said they have been informed by RUBIS of a “fuel tank breach” at their St. George’s fuel storage facility, adding that “RUBIS employees have been trained in how to deal with such an emergency and are already working on

Review On Policing At December 2nd Protest

Source: Bernews | Review On Policing At December 2nd Protest [Updated with video] The Governor has released the review on the policing at the protests at the House of Assembly on December 2, 2016; with the Governor saying “the resulting review, carried out by a senior UK police officer, is now being published in full

Pie Factory to stage grand opening

Source: The Royal Gazette | Pie Factory to stage grand opening A baker specialising in pies is to open officially tomorrow. The Pie Factory, which was based in Pembroke for more than 20 years, now operates from a new premises, complete with a store, at 6 Parliament StreetAnd owner Sonia Furbert said the fresh start

Warwick man banned from roads

Source: The Royal Gazette | Warwick man banned from roads A 27-year-old Warwick man has been fined and banned from the roads for failing to provide a breath sample. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Patraic Castle pleaded guilty to the offence that happened in Warwick on January 30. The court heard that police spotted

Pembroke woman given absolute discharge

Source: The Royal Gazette | Pembroke woman given absolute discharge A 26-year-old woman who admitted stealing more than 200 worth of groceries was granted an absolute discharge this morning. At a previous Magistrates Court appearance on February 2, Shaniqwa OBrien, of Pembroke, pleaded guilty to taking the goods from Lindos Market in Devonshire on January

Superyacht Program For The America’s Cup

Source: Bernews | Superyacht Program For The America’s Cup The 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda will feature the fastest yachts in the 166 year history of the competition, and the event will also play host to a gatherings of superyachts, which will add to the sheer spectacle of the America’s Cup.Superyachts are a very important

Serial thief jailed for ten days

Source: The Royal Gazette | Serial thief jailed for ten days A serial thief has been jailed for ten days for stealing a drill set out of the back of a work truck. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Sinclair Fox, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the offence that happened in Pembroke on

PALS walk raises 35,000

Source: The Royal Gazette | PALS walk raises 35,000 Cancer charity PALS raised 35,000 through its 29th annual Walk with Me for Cancer Care event on February 19. A total of 600 people registered for the walk, which is the organisations major annual fundraiser, with proceeds going towards vital medical care, equipment and supplies for

Colonial renames wellness programme Zest

Source: The Royal Gazette | Colonial renames wellness programme Zest Colonials wellness programme has received a makeover and a new name in a bid to get more people off the couch. Since the insurer introduced the programme it has seen more than 5,000 participants in more than 60 companies leading a healthier lifestyle, the company

BIU members receive summonses

Source: The Royal Gazette | BIU members receive summonses Several Bermuda Industrial Union members have received summonses from Magistrates Court, according to a press statement released by the BIU this morning. The statement urged those who had received summonses to bring them to BIU headquarters. It has come to the attention of the BIU that

P.A.L.S. Charity Walk Raises Over $35,000

Source: Bernews | P.A.L.S. Charity Walk Raises Over ,000 The 29th Annual P.A.L.S. Walk with Me for Cancer Care held on February 19 raised more than $35,000.A total of 600 people registered for the event, which is the organisation’s major annual fundraiser, with proceeds going toward vital medical care, equipment and supplies for cancer patients

Sea Cadets receive refurbished dinghy

Source: The Royal Gazette | Sea Cadets receive refurbished dinghy The Bermuda Sea Cadets main training dinghy has been completely refurbished, with the assistance of Spar Yard Marine Solutions. The dinghy, ltigtPhilippaltigt, is the main training dinghy used by the cadets to teach rowing, seamanship and boat handling skills. Michael Frith, Commander of the Corps,

Pie Factory To Host Grand Opening Tomorrow

Source: Bernews | Pie Factory To Host Grand Opening Tomorrow The Pie Factory, known for its homemade savoury meat and vegetable pies and desserts, is inviting the community to celebrate its official grand opening on Wednesday, March 29.Owner Sonia Furbert said, “We have worked for over 20 years to run The Pie Factory and it

Colonial Renames Wellness Programme: Zest

Source: Bernews | Colonial Renames Wellness Programme: Zest One of the Island’s wellness programmes has received a make-over and a new name in a bid to get more people off the couch.“The health issues in Bermuda are very well documented,” said Jacqueline Perreault, Colonial’s Corporate Wellness Director. “An awful lot of those issues are preventable.

BIU Members Receive Court Summonses

Source: Bernews | BIU Members Receive Court Summonses [Updating] The BIU said that it has come to their attention “that several members of the BIU have received summonses from Magistrate’s Court during the last 24 hours,” and have requested that BIU members who have been served summonses bring them to BIU Headquarters “so that they

Oxfam attacks banks offshore profits

Source: The Royal Gazette | Oxfam attacks banks offshore profits International charity Oxfam has singled out Bermudas HSBC in a major report on the use of tax havens by the top 20 European banks. The Oxfam report said that 26 per cent of profits generated by the top 20 banks in the EU were made

Health insurance cost once we retire is too much to bear

Source: The Royal Gazette | Health insurance cost once we retire is too much to bear Dear Sir,I read your interview with Walton Brown in yesterdays paper March 23 in which he calls on the consumer affairs department to tackle the islands banks and health insurance providers for price gouging. The cost of private health

Spending on overseas healthcare hits 84.5m

Source: The Royal Gazette | Spending on overseas healthcare hits 84.5m Spending on overseas healthcare has more than doubled since 2004, topping 84. 5 million for the 2015-16 fiscal year, the Bermuda Health Council reported. At nearly 40 million, almost half the spending went to Massachusetts, primarily in the Boston metropolitan region. Maryland came second.

Mayho overcomes adversity to clinch title

Source: The Royal Gazette | Mayho overcomes adversity to clinch title Dominique Mayho made a rare appearance in off-road racing to win the mens title at the Winners Edge National Mountain Bike Championships held at Ferry Reach Park at the weekend. With five championship categories on the line it was clear that the competition was

Former first ladies to be saluted

Source: The Royal Gazette | Former first ladies to be saluted Two former first ladies of Bermuda will be saluted as the islands own royalty for a high tea to benefit the transportation charity Project Action. Lady Lully Gibbons, the widow of former premier Sir David Gibbons, and Olga Scott, the wife of former premier

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

Source: Bernews | ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance During the week of March 22 to March 26, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] commemorated the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave with a number of activities.The theme for 2017 was “Recognising the Legacy and Contributions of

Sea Cadet Dinghy Completely Refurbished

Source: Bernews | Sea Cadet Dinghy Completely Refurbished The Bermuda Sea Cadet Corps took delivery last week of their completely refurbished ASC Dinghy, Philippa, thanks to the help of Spar Yard Marine Solutions.Philippa is the primary training dinghy used by the Sea Cadets to teach rowing and seamanship and boat handling skills.Four Cadet oarsman and a

March 30: BELCO Customer Dept To Close Early

Source: Bernews | March 30: BELCO Customer Dept To Close Early BELCO is advising its customers that their Customer Experience Department will close early on March 30th.A spokesperson said, “BELCO would like to advise customers that its Customer Experience Department will close early, at 2:00pm, on Thursday, March 30th to enable Team Members to attend an

Minister Congratulates Kappa Classic, Blackburn

Source: Bernews | Minister Congratulates Kappa Classic, Blackburn Minister of Social Development and Sports Nandi Outerbridge recently congratulated both the organizers of the Kappa Classic and Lisa Blackburn on her Masters World Record.Minister Outerbridge said, “As Minister of Social Development and Sports, I want to congratulate the organizers and young athletes of the eighteenth annual Kappa

Court: 43-Year-Old Man Denies Stealing Bag

Source: Bernews | Court: 43-Year-Old Man Denies Stealing Bag Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 43-year-old man denied stealing a bag containing barbering equipment.Vincent Outerbridge pleaded not guilty to a charge that on 24th March, he stole a bag containing men’s barbering equipment; and to another charge that he had failed to leave Hamilton Police Station

Video: ‘Favourite Things About Bermuda’

Source: Bernews | Video: ‘Favourite Things About Bermuda’ The people, the beaches and the colour of the houses are just some of the favourite things about Bermuda that are highlighted in this video released leading up to the launch of the 35th America’s Cup.Residents across the island were asked what they loved about Bermuda and

Remembering the victims of slavery

Source: The Royal Gazette | Remembering the victims of slavery A series of activities was held last week to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Organised by the African Diaspora Heritage Trail, the events began with a lecture by visiting keynote speaker Alvin

Matthew & Otto Retired From Storm Name List

Source: Bernews | Matthew & Otto Retired From Storm Name List Following the devastating impact caused by the two storms, the World Meteorological Organization has retired Matthew and Otto as storm names.NOAA said, “These two storms ravaged the Caribbean so much last year their names have been retired by the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV

LOM shares rise 8.7

Source: The Royal Gazette | LOM shares rise 8.7 Financial services firm LOM rose 8. 7 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. The broker-dealer closed on 2. 50 after 10,000 shares changed hands. Insurance company Argus also had a good day, rising 27 cents or 6. 4 per cent, to 4. 50 as

Online allegation of indecent activity inaccurate

Source: The Royal Gazette | Online allegation of indecent activity inaccurate The Bermuda Police Service have said claims about alleged indecent activity at a football tournament are wrong. While a police spokesman urged witnesses to offences to come forward, he said the rumours on social media about an incident at the Kappa Classic football tournament

Regiment divers complete US course

Source: The Royal Gazette | Regiment divers complete US course Six Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have completed a rigorous diving course run by a top US police diving school. The soldiers, who all previously had rescue diver certification, are now operational support divers, trained in sub-sea bomb detection, evidence recovery and body recovery after completing

Photos: “Fryderyk Chopin” Ship Visits Bermuda

Source: Bernews | Photos: “Fryderyk Chopin” Ship Visits Bermuda The Fryderyk Chopin tall ship is presently visiting the island, with the 180-foot long vessel seen in St. George’s today [March 27]. Designed by Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń, the ship is named after the 19th century Polish composer, and can accommodate a crew of 53, and

30 Minute Video: March 27 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: March 27 ZBM Evening News With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play

Regiment Divers Gain Top Diving Qualifications

Source: Bernews | Regiment Divers Gain Top Diving Qualifications A total of six Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have completed a diving course run by a top US police diving school.Now the six, who all previously had rescue diver certification, are operational support divers, trained in sub-sea bomb detection, evidence recovery and body recovery after completing

Weather Forecast For Tuesday March 28

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Tuesday March 28 Tuesday, March 28 is expected to be mostly cloudy and windy with showers developing later in the day, with the high to be near 20°C/68°F and the low to be near 18°C/64°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be ENE. The relative humidity is expected

Police Urge People To Officially Report Crimes

Source: Bernews | Police Urge People To Officially Report Crimes The police said they are “aware of rumours circulating about alleged indecent activities” at an event this weekend, with people “circulating the name of an alleged suspect, along with his photograph, via social media,” with the police saying “the person named was actually incarcerated in

Bermuda Triangle landmark design sought

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bermuda Triangle landmark design sought A special monument is planned as a landmark for the East End, based on the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Tourism Authority has called on local artists and architects to create a fun, interactive and iconic piece for Clearwater Beach as an added

Health Council: $84.5M Spent On Overseas Care

Source: Bernews | Health Council: .5M Spent On Overseas Care Bermuda spent $84.5 million on overseas care between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016, with $6M going toward transportation and accommodation, according to a new report from the Bermuda Health Council.“Recognising the importance of specialised overseas care to health outcomes, the Bermuda Health Council

Scholarships and awards deadline extended

Source: The Royal Gazette | Scholarships and awards deadline extended The deadline for the Ministry of Educations scholarship and award opportunities has been extended to April 16. New scholarships and awards are as follows Ministers Achievement Scholarship for graduating public school students pursuing overseas postsecondary study scholarship value is 25,000. Ministers Merit. ..

New ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Landmark Planned

Source: Bernews | New ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Landmark Planned The Bermuda Tourism Authority is recruiting local artists and architects to create a “fun, interactive and iconic” Bermuda Triangle landmark at Clearwater Beach, according to a Request for Proposal document posted online today.“The Bermuda Triangle is a defining feature of Bermuda’s brand identity now so this effort

Team named for Carifta Games

Source: The Royal Gazette | Team named for Carifta Games The Bermuda National Athletics Association today announced a squad of 19 athletes to represent the island at the Carifta Games in Curaao from April 15 to 17. Included in the squad is four-times Carifta medal-winner Sakari Famous, who won the bronze in the under-18 girls

Public Service Bursary Awards up for grabs

Source: The Royal Gazette | Public Service Bursary Awards up for grabs The Bermuda Government is accepting applications for the Public Service Bursary Awards. The scheme grants up to 15 scholarships per year to Bermudians pursuing postsecondary academic qualificationsd to meet the future needs of government departments. This ensures a well-trained cadre of people to

Students start KIA training programme

Source: The Royal Gazette | Students start KIA training programme More than 20 Bermudians were welcomed to the start of a KIA training and certification programme at Bermuda College this morning. The weeklong course will see college students join employees from Bermuda Motors and the Bermuda Governments Works amp Engineering Department, as well as three

Video: 27 People To Take Part In Kia Training

Source: Bernews | Video: 27 People To Take Part In Kia Training Bermuda Motors are hosting Kia Technical Training at Bermuda College for Bermuda Motors Service Team, Works & Engineering Staff, Bermuda College Students and overseas guest from Cayman, Belize and Barbados. A total of 27 people will take part in the 5-day course which

Earth Hour plunges island into darkness

Source: The Royal Gazette | Earth Hour plunges island into darkness Lights were switched off across Bermuda on Saturday to mark international Earth Hour. A crowd gathered on the City Hall lawn in Hamilton to enjoy an evening of entertainment organised by Greenrock to promote energy awareness and healthy living. The lights went out between

Applications Open For Public Service Bursaries

Source: Bernews | Applications Open For Public Service Bursaries The Government said they are currently accepting application for the Public Service Bursary Award Scheme with up to 15 scholarships annually to Bermudians pursuing post-secondary academic qualifications in a discipline, which has been identified by Government Departments, that meets the future needs of the Department.A spokesperson said,

IT firm wins AC35 partnership

Source: The Royal Gazette | IT firm wins AC35 partnership An island-based IT firm has become an official supplier to the Americas Cup. CCS Group will be the official information and communications technology supplier to the event. Peter Aldrich, general manager of CCS, said We are very excited to be working with the Americas Cup

Postal services relocated

Source: The Royal Gazette | Postal services relocated The General Post Office in Hamilton will relocate its letter floor retail services from the ground floor to the lower level of the building from April 3. The public should access the post office on Parliament Street for all stamp sales, letter and parcel post service from

BNAA Announce Bermuda’s 2017 Carifta Team

Source: Bernews | BNAA Announce Bermuda’s 2017 Carifta Team The Bermuda National Athletics Association [BNAA] announced the 2017 Carifta Team, with 20 athletes set to represent Bermuda in Curacao.“We are very pleased with this selection which was proposed by our Coaching staff and we look forward to some great performances at the Games,” BNAA President

Appleby appoints four new counsel

Source: The Royal Gazette | Appleby appoints four new counsel Offshore law firm Appleby has made a total of four new appointments in its Bermuda office. The new counsel appointments include Jennifer Eve is in the corporate department. Megan Denos is in knowledge management, Ashley Fife is in private client and trusts and Sally Penrose

Video: 60 Years On The Job For Shirley Hunt

Source: Bernews | Video: 60 Years On The Job For Shirley Hunt He has been working at the Elbow Beach Resort for 60 years, and Bell Captain Shirley Hunt says that he still enjoys what he’s doing and has no plans to retire yet.Bernews recently had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Hunt, and guest

GPO To Relocate Letter Floor Retail Services

Source: Bernews | GPO To Relocate Letter Floor Retail Services The Bermuda Post Office has advised that the General Post Office in Hamilton will relocate its letter floor retail services to the lower level of the GPO building.A spokesperson said, “The public is advised that effective April 3, 2017, the General Post Office [GPO] in

CCS Group Named Official Supplier For AC35

Source: Bernews | CCS Group Named Official Supplier For AC35 CCS Group Limited announced its partnership with the 35th America’s Cup as an Official Supplier to the event.CCS Group, a Bermuda-based systems integrator and information technology company, will be the Official Information and Communications Technology [ICT] Supplier of the 35th America’s Cup.The company will be

Remote-control lionfish killer being tested

Source: The Royal Gazette | Remote-control lionfish killer being tested A new conservation project to cull lionfish using remotely operated underwater vehicles is being launched. Atlantic Lionshare Ltd, a Bermudian-based company, will start the initial testing of its Reef Sweeper prototype in the seas off Bermuda this week. The firm has been working with the

Sheridan is flying high

Source: The Royal Gazette | Sheridan is flying high When he was only four years old, Sheridan Smith would beg his parents to take him to Clearwater Beach after school so he could watch the aeroplanes coming in. And when all his friends wanted cool wheels for their birthdays, the young Sheridan wanted a model

Our future is questionable unless Bermuda is put first

Source: The Royal Gazette | Our future is questionable unless Bermuda is put first One can almost feel the undercurrent of building political tension within the community, as the weakened One Bermuda Alliance government is confronted with a General Election at a time when it would have needed a more commanding position to ensure continued

Ive played men, lesbians and even a bug

Source: The Royal Gazette | Ive played men, lesbians and even a bug When it comes to acting, Victoria Watlington lives life on the edge. She likes to be as daring as she can. Some of my acting friends have a lot of boundaries due to religion, the 26-year-old said. Im also religious, but I

Photos: Crashed Truck Removed From Water

Source: Bernews | Photos: Crashed Truck Removed From Water After crashing over an embankment five weeks ago, the truck has now been moved from its position in the water in the Abbot’s Crescent, Hamilton parish area, with the vehicle seen sitting on a barge this morning.Photo of the truck prior to its removal:The truck crashed quite

BF&M Launching “No Limits” Sailing Program

Source: Bernews | BF&M Launching “No Limits” Sailing Program BF&M, in association with the America’s Cup Endeavour Program and Bermuda Autism Support and Education [BASE], is launching the ‘No Limits’ sailing program for children with autism spectrum disorder [ASD].BF&M’s ‘No Limits’ program seeks to offer sailing as a form of recreational therapy for ASD children,

Saltus: ‘Create A Brighter Future For Our Kids’

Source: Bernews | Saltus: ‘Create A Brighter Future For Our Kids’ The saying goes ‘It’s easier to invest in a child, than repair an adult’. Such is the motivation behind an Early Childhood Symposium, launched by Union Square Productions in partnership with The Child Development Programme.Kicking off at the Bermuda College on Saturday, April 8

Results: 2017 Bermuda Kappa Classic Finals

Source: Bernews | Results: 2017 Bermuda Kappa Classic Finals The 2017 edition of the Kappa Classic came to an end with seven finals taking place, with BAA, Dandy Town Hornets and ABC all picking up two trophies, while the Devonshire Colts also captured a Kappa Classic Trophy. The final day of competition saw a total of

Football: Flanagan’s Onions & West End Win

Source: Bernews | Football: Flanagan’s Onions & West End Win Flanagan’s Onions and West End United claimed victories in this weekend’s Corona League football action.Flanagan’s Onions 5 Lock N Key 4The Flanagan’s Onions and Lock Key battled in a nine goal thriller at the BAA Field. The Flanagan’s Onions got two goals from Steve Woodward,

Football: Ilkeston FC Wins Against Frickley

Source: Bernews | Football: Ilkeston FC Wins Against Frickley Ilkeston FC — which is managed by Bermudian Shaun Goater and features a number of Bermudian players — secured a win over Frickley, with the Bermudian footballers playing a key role in the victory.The club’s match report said, “In the grand scheme of things, this result

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Source: Bernews | Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations Last night, Greenrock and a number of other organisations hosted the annual celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda, bringing the island’s people together for both fun and raising awareness of environmental issues.The evening’s featured activity was a 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run through the City of Hamilton

Delegation on South America captive mission

Source: The Royal Gazette | Delegation on South America captive mission Bermuda Business Development Agency leads an industry delegation to Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru next week to host executive forums on the value of Bermuda-based captive insurance. The regional outreach includes meetings with prospects and service providers who want to learn more about Bermudas

Dobson Bermudas bluebirds need our help

Source: The Royal Gazette | Dobson Bermudas bluebirds need our help The president of the Bermuda Audubon Society is encouraging residents to install bluebird nest boxes ahead of the coming breeding season. Andrew Dobson recently joined Governor John Rankin to inspect the boxes currently set up on the grounds of Government House. Nests had already

Police appeal for help after hit-and-run

Source: The Royal Gazette | Police appeal for help after hit-and-run Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a hit-and-run along Front Street on Friday afternoon. It happened near the Walker Arcade at around 3pm. According to police, a 64-year-old man from the UK was attempting to cross the road when he was

Motorcyclist Strikes Pedestrian On Front Street

Source: Bernews | Motorcyclist Strikes Pedestrian On Front Street Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on Friday afternoon on Front Street, which saw a 64-year-old man, who was attempting to walk across the road, “struck by a motorcyclist that did not stop.”A police spokesperson said, “Police are appealing for any witnesses to a

‘Investigating Language Change In Bermuda ‘

Source: Bernews | ‘Investigating Language Change In Bermuda ‘ The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will be hosting an event entitled “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Investigating Language Change in Bermuda and Beyond” on Tuesday, March 28 at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Hall in Hamilton, with the event set to feature speakers Britanni Fubler and

Five Youngsters Sponsored For Cricket Camp

Source: Bernews | Five Youngsters Sponsored For Cricket Camp Tokio Millennium Re are sponsoring five players from their recent Pee Wee Cricket programme to attend the Bermuda Cricket Board Easter or Summer Camp.The coaches selected the following five youngsters:Chaz Godwin – Northlands Sophie Card – Northlands, A-Meerah Richardson-Swan – Heron Bay Ashir Graham – Harrington

TechTalk On “Internet Of Things” On March 30

Source: Bernews | TechTalk On “Internet Of Things” On March 30 The Department of E-Commerce will be holding a TechTalk panel discussion on ‘Internet of Things’ on March 30th at the Hamilton Princess.The panel will consist of Chris Eaton, Senior Manager – KPMG; Ian Burns, Performance Manager – Oracle Team USA; Nik Smale, Group Head

Dill & Derosa Win Invitational Events In USA

Source: Bernews | Dill & Derosa Win Invitational Events In USA Two Bermuda track & field athletes claimed victories at Invitational Meets held recently in the the United States.Shaquille Dill won the Men’s Weems Baskin Invitational 800m race, while Tiara Derosa won the Richmond’s Fred Hardy Invitational Women Discus Throw Non-Division 1.Dill won the Men’s

Video: Sunday March 26th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews | Video: Sunday March 26th ‘Good News’ Spotlight News that Alize Bailey won the Top Model Worldwide public vote, footballer Oneko Lowe was selected to join the New York Cosmos B Team, the Bermuda Stock Exchange was named the Most Outstanding Offshore Exchange, and Lamont Marshall set a new Bermuda 5000m record were

Video & Photos: Blossoming Beauty Hair Show

Source: Bernews | Video & Photos: Blossoming Beauty Hair Show The New Testament Church of God Island Women’s Ministry held their ‘‎Blossoming Beauty Hair Show’ at the Heritage Worship Center this weekend, with the fashion show featuring models in exotic head-wear made to look like flowers walking the runway while music was interspersed with inspirational

Flora Duffy Wins 2017 MTO Race In South Africa

Source: Bernews | Flora Duffy Wins 2017 MTO Race In South Africa Bermuda’s Flora Duffy won the Elite Women’s race in MTO Champions Race in Stellenbosch, South Africa.“Starting on the Kayamandi Sports Fields the MTO Champions race got underway with a lap of the bumpy grass rugby field before heading up the embankment towards the

Photos: Ghana’s 60th Independence Celebration

Source: Bernews | Photos: Ghana’s 60th Independence Celebration In celebration of Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary, a reception was held last night [March 24] at the Police Club in Devonshire, with the location festively decorated in the colours of Ghana’s flag to mark the occasion. The event, which was hosted by the Honourary Consulate of Ghana

Lamont Marshall Breaks Another Record

Source: Bernews | Lamont Marshall Breaks Another Record Only weeks after shattering the 3000m record, Lamont Marshall has broken yet another Bermuda record; this time setting a new record in the 5000m.Competing last night in the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina, Marshall ran the 5000 meters in a time of 14:23, breaking his own record of

PLP Central Committee Meeting On Monday

Source: Bernews | PLP Central Committee Meeting On Monday The PLP is inviting the public to “experience an inside look” at their central committee meeting on Monday [March 27] at 8pm at the Mount Zion A.M.E. Church.A PLP spokesperson said, “The Progressive Labour Party invites the public to experience an inside look at our central committee

Weather Forecast For Sunday March 26

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Sunday March 26 Sunday, March 26 is expected to be mainly cloudy, with the high to be near 19°C/67°F and the low to be near 17°C/63°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be ENE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 64%.Sunrise will be at 7.14am and

All Governments Lie, Where The Universe Sings

Source: Bernews | All Governments Lie, Where The Universe Sings The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and The Abolish Foundation are getting set to screen two documentaries, including All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone on March 30 and Where the Universe Sings on March 31.All Governments Lie with Executive Producer

Students put themselves to test

Source: The Royal Gazette | Students put themselves to test Students at CedarBridge Academy and Berkeley Institute put their fitness to the test this week as the Americas Cup Community Grinding Challenge kicked off at both schools. The students were also able to compete for a spot in the finals during the 35th Americas Cup.

The art of laying an anchor in open water

Source: The Royal Gazette | The art of laying an anchor in open water During the Americas Cup World Series of 2015, I was a volunteer on the water marshal. On the second day of the event while instructing spectator boats into designated anchorage areas within the stadium, it struck me how few of the

Tuckers hand all over Dockyard renovation

Source: The Royal Gazette | Tuckers hand all over Dockyard renovation Many people associated with the Americas Cup will have Carmen Tucker to thank when they go to The Royal Naval Dockyard and find everything is in perfect order. The West End will play host to dozens of people associated with the Americas Cup in

TeamBDA opens doors for Stevens

Source: The Royal Gazette | TeamBDA opens doors for Stevens Dimitri Stevens was first introduced to sailing at 11 years old through the Waterwise Programme at Dellwood Middle School. Hes presently a Bermuda College student studying to enter the Information Technology field before that he attended The Berkeley Institute, Dellwood Middle School and West Pembroke

AC Endeavour pair impress in the US

Source: The Royal Gazette | AC Endeavour pair impress in the US Two Americas Cup Endeavour graduates flew to Florida last weekend to participate in the OPen Bic North Americans in Sarasota. And one of the sailors finished the regatta as the top female under 13. Jade Smith, 12, of Sandys Secondary Middle School was

Daily grind at Oracle Team USA

Source: The Royal Gazette | Daily grind at Oracle Team USA The new Americas Cup Class boats are power hungry machines. Every function on board is powered by the sailors no batteries or engines are permitted to turn winches or move daggerboards or wings. Instead, the boats have a hydraulic system that gets charged by

Football: Kappa Classic Day One Results

Source: Bernews | Football: Kappa Classic Day One Results The 2017 edition of the Kappa Classic got underway with a large crowd in attendance at the National Sports Center. Matches took place both on the North and South Fields, with a total of 111 goals scored on the opening day. Boys Under 8 DivisionPool ADevonshire Colts

Kachunga signs full-time deal with Huddersfield

Source: The Royal Gazette | Kachunga signs full-time deal with Huddersfield While Nahki Wells mulls a new contract at Huddersfield Town, his strike partner Elias Kachunga made his loan move to the Sky Bet Championship club permanent this week. Kachunga, the clubs leading goal scorer this season with ten goals since joining Huddersfield on loan

Maternity ward used to tackle bed crisis

Source: The Royal Gazette | Maternity ward used to tackle bed crisis Patients have been placed in the maternity and the childrens ward to help deal with the bed crisis at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. On Thursday afternoon, Bermuda Hospitals Board CEO Venetta Symonds stated that every single bed in the hospitals emergency department

Joshua, 10, gives birthday money to charity

Source: The Royal Gazette | Joshua, 10, gives birthday money to charity When Joshua Mather heard about the work of Feed My Lambs Ministry in Haiti, he wanted to do something to help. After giving it some thought, the 10-year-old Saltus Grammar School student decided to donate his birthday money to the charity. One of

Violence is depriving children of fathers

Source: The Royal Gazette | Violence is depriving children of fathers The violence that has rocked the island in recent years has cost more than just the lives of young men, says Gina Spence. Over the past seven years, she has worked with the families of more than 50 children who have lost fathers through

Motocross Racing To Take Place This Sunday

Source: Bernews | Motocross Racing To Take Place This Sunday The Bermuda Motocross Club will be holding races on Sunday, March 26, with the action to get underway at 1.00pm.A spokesperson said, “Gates open at 12.00pm and the first race begins at 1.00pm. Racers age from 5 to 50. Bring the whole family out. Admission is $10 for

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

Source: Bernews | ‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’ An upcoming “Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series” hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will feature the topic “Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda.”The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm at St. Theresa’s Cathedral

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting March 25

Source: Bernews | Shipping Schedule: Week Starting March 25 The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday March 25th.On Sunday the Marco Polo cruise ship and the Tracey Kosan liquefied gas carrier are expected, on Monday the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Wednesday the

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Dimitri Stevens

Source: Bernews | Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Dimitri Stevens Dimitri Stevens was first introduced to sailing at 11-years-old through the Waterwise Programme at Dellwood Middle School.He’s currently a Bermuda College student studying to enter the Information Technology field; before that he attended The Berkeley Institute, Dellwood Middle School and West Pembroke Primary.Dimitri, 22, considers taking

Sporting CP To Host Easter Break Futsal Camp

Source: Bernews | Sporting CP To Host Easter Break Futsal Camp Sporting CP is preparing to host their athletic development camps during the Easter school break futsal camps.A spokesperson said, “Sporting CP’s popular school break camps will commence on Monday March 31st. The Easter sessions will feature Bermuda National Goalkeeping Coach Dashun Cooper. To register

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: March 24 2017

Source: Bernews | Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: March 24 2017 March 24 saw 22,023 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $91,261.70 BD.16,500 shares were traded by Argus Group Holdings Ltd, closing even at $4.23 per share, while another 4,432 shares were traded by Bermuda Aviation Services Ltd, closing even at $3.00 per share.1,000 shares were traded

Ascendant shares climb 4.2

Source: The Royal Gazette | Ascendant shares climb 4.2 Shares in utilities firm Ascendant Group today rose 30 cents to 7. 50 in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The 4. 2 per cent move higher came as 1,000 shares traded. Insurance company Argus dropped 7 cents, or 1. 6 per cent, to 4. 23 as 16,500

Triple Challenge winners announced

Source: The Royal Gazette | Triple Challenge winners announced Winners have been declared for the Bermuda Triple Challenge, the islands home-grown endurance contest but the islands charities came out top. The obstacle course race, held last weekend, drew an impressive 65 international athletes out of an overall 1. 137 entries, which, co-founder Reid Robinson said,

Bermudian film-makers step up for BIFF

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bermudian film-makers step up for BIFF The Bermuda International Film Festival has been inundated with Bermudian short films this year as organisers prepare for the 20th annual event. As part of this years event, the BIFF will be hosting BerMovie day on May 7, featuring films made by Bermudians and

30 Minute Video: March 24 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: March 24 ZBM Evening News With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play

Weather Forecast For Saturday March 25

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Saturday March 25 Saturday, March 25 is expected to be partly to mostly cloudy, with the high to be near 18°C/64°F and the low to be near 16°C/60°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be ENE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 60%.Sunrise will be at

Video: Interview With PLP Leader David Burt

Source: Bernews | Video: Interview With PLP Leader David Burt Opposition Leader David Burt sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the 2017 Budget and the Opposition’s Budget Reply, payroll tax, and the Commission of Inquiry’s report.Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon,

Road work this weekend across the island

Source: The Royal Gazette | Road work this weekend across the island The Ministry of Public Works has announced a series of road work projects to take place this weekend. According to a spokeswoman, the inside lane of Crow Lane heading towards town will be closed off tomorrow morning from the roundabout to just west

Somersfield students emulate their heroes

Source: The Royal Gazette | Somersfield students emulate their heroes Somersfield Academy students transformed themselves into notable personalities through their annual Wax Museum Experience. The assignment stems from the students reading of a biography about someone that they admire, or have an interest in learning more about. All students read a book, conduct research and

Ag Show: AXIS Sponsor “Kids Free On Friday”

Source: Bernews | Ag Show: AXIS Sponsor “Kids Free On Friday” Ag Show Ltd and AXIS Capital today [March 24] announced a three-year partnership whereby AXIS will continue as lead sponsor of the annual Bermuda Agricultural Show, with the sponsorship to include the introduction of the ‘AXIS Kids Free on Friday’ initiative.“As part of the partnership,

Art auction, films to support Abolish Foundation

Source: The Royal Gazette | Art auction, films to support Abolish Foundation A trio of events are scheduled to take place next week with a part of the proceeds going to combat human rights abuses. On March 29, the Masterworks Gallery in Botanical Gardens will be hosting Artistic Reflections of Historic Bermuda, a silent and

Man injured on Railway Trail recovering

Source: The Royal Gazette | Man injured on Railway Trail recovering A teenager who reportedly sustained a head injury ten days ago along the Railway Trail in Warwick has been transferred from the hospitals intensive care unit to a general ward, according to police. The 19-year-old Pembroke man is in stable condition. He was admitted

Smiths man denies impaired driving

Source: The Royal Gazette | Smiths man denies impaired driving A 26-year-old Smiths man has denied drink-driving and injuring two men. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Jordan Lamb pleaded not guilty to driving a car while impaired by alcohol on Frog Lane in Devonshire on Tuesday. He also pleaded not guilty to driving while

Advisory: Road Works Set For March 25 – 27

Source: Bernews | Advisory: Road Works Set For March 25 – 27 The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public about upcoming road works that will take place from Saturday [March 25] to Monday [March 27].A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to advise the public of the following upcoming road

Southampton man charged with drugs offences

Source: The Royal Gazette | Southampton man charged with drugs offences A Southampton man accused of importing more than 320,000 worth of cannabis and cannabis resin has been granted bail. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Harry Lightbourne was charged with importing cannabis and cannabis resin on March 17 last year. The 55-year-old was also

Men in court after alleged Court Street fight

Source: The Royal Gazette | Men in court after alleged Court Street fight Two men denied charges of assault and affray when they appeared in Magistrates Court this morning. Kamali Davis, 18, and Paul Smith Jr, 22, pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting Che Jennings on Court Street in Pembroke on Tuesday. They were alternatively

19-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

Source: Bernews | 19-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward The 19-year-old Pembroke man who was injured in a “disturbance” on the Railway Trail in Warwick on March 14th has been transferred from the ICU to a general ward at the hospital.A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier today [March 24th] the 19-year-old Pembroke

Court: Four Men Deny Assault On Court Street

Source: Bernews | Court: Four Men Deny Assault On Court Street Appearing in Magistrates Court today, four men were charged with assault, while one man was charged with using a cellphone to send a video message that was of a menacing nature.18-year-old Kamali Davis and 22-year-old Paul Smith were charged with unlawfully assaulting another man on Court

Expert To Speak On Gambling Addiction & Faith

Source: Bernews | Expert To Speak On Gambling Addiction & Faith Gambling may be an “exciting form of entertainment, but it is not a sound financial strategy,” advises Dr Deborah Haskins, the Director of Counseling Programmes at Trinity Washington University, an upcoming guest speaker at ‘Awareness of Gambling Addiction in the Faith Community’ presentation at

Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products

Source: Bernews | Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights local businesses offering America’s Cup themed products, saying there are about a dozen local businesses that have permission to sell products with the America’s Cup logo.During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “They’re known as licensees and many have developed products specifically for

Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight

Source: Bernews | Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight Greenrock is reminding the public that today [March 24] is the final day for regular rates of Earth Hour registration.A spokesperson said, “Today is the last day for regular rates. If you sign up before midnight, registration will still be $25 for adults and $15 for

MoonGate & MASA Set To Increase Benefits

Source: Bernews | MoonGate & MASA Set To Increase Benefits MoonGate Insurance Ltd and its trading partner Medical Air Services Association [MASA] both announced increased benefits to the Bermuda resident population.A spokesperson said, “MoonGate, which was established in October, 2013, offers the HealthGap Supplement which is designed to work in conjunction with basic insurance policies,

BIFF Bermudian Short Film Deadline Tomorrow

Source: Bernews | BIFF Bermudian Short Film Deadline Tomorrow The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] is reminding the public that the deadline for submission for Bermudian short films is at 5.00pm on Saturday [March 25].A spokesperson said, “BerMovie submission is fast approaching and Bermudian movies less than 30 minutes long can submitted to programming@biff.bm by

Busking Fee Waived In St. George’s For 2017

Source: Bernews | Busking Fee Waived In St. George’s For 2017 The Corporation of St. George is waiving the usual busking fee for 2017 “in effort to create more atmosphere in the Town for the 2017 visitor season,” and is inviting interested musicians and street performers to contact them.A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of St. George [CSG]

Lightbourne urges Hood to forget cup setback

Source: The Royal Gazette | Lightbourne urges Hood to forget cup setback Robin Hood aim to put their disappointing defeat by PHC Zebras in the FA Cup semi-final behind them as they aim to wrap up a first Premier Division title. Hoods FA Cup defence came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Zebras

Familys gift to community

Source: The Royal Gazette | Familys gift to community For years as they looked over Happy Valley, Vance and Darlene Hollis noticed children having to skirt traffic along the precarious turn below their house. It became pretty scary, Mr Hollis recalled. Around 4pm the schoolchildren, children as young as 6, would walk around while cars

Being fit for re-election is about character

Source: The Royal Gazette | Being fit for re-election is about character If I was asked to describe the fundamental character of successful organisations, the first attributes on my list would be integrity, empathy, experience and competence. The degree to which successful organisations possess these attributes would naturally vary in that some possess more of

Weve got it covered!

Source: The Royal Gazette | Weve got it covered! When sunscreen didnt do the job, Michelle Viera started researching fashion. Her efforts paid off. Shes now co-owner of Soltrino, an online store with a range of sun-protective clothing and accessories for people aged nought to 100. Its something she and her partner, Linda Cook, are.

Kennys catering business is cooking up a storm

Source: The Royal Gazette | Kennys catering business is cooking up a storm Some people like to sleep in on a Sunday morning, but not Kenny Rawlins. By 5am hes at work, preparing codfish breakfast at the Ex-Artillerymens Association in Hamilton. Its a sacrifice he willingly makes. Hes run Kennys Catering out of the Victoria

The real story is OBA backtracking

Source: The Royal Gazette | The real story is OBA backtracking Over the past few days, many Bermudians have had the opportunity to read some interesting articles in ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt. By the time a story reaches print or online, a number of persons would have had to have done some research on the subject

A giant in the ballet world

Source: The Royal Gazette | A giant in the ballet world World-renowned ballet dancer and choreographer Geoffrey Cauley who was born and spent his childhood in Bermuda has died in Italy at the age of 74. Mr Cauley was born in Somerset and lived in Bermuda until he was 10 when his family moved to

Willowbank Hotel set to reopen in May

Source: The Royal Gazette | Willowbank Hotel set to reopen in May Six years after it closed its doors, the Willowbank Hotel is to reopen in May. The 56-year-old hotel enjoys stunning ocean views in Sandys and is expected to be busy during the Americas Cup period and beyond. Glenn Jones, director of public and

America’s Cup Offering Spectator Boat Packages

Source: Bernews | America’s Cup Offering Spectator Boat Packages There is a range of spectator experiences available for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, on land in the America’s Cup Village, and on the water where Spectator Boat experiences are proving popular with America’s Cup fans.“In May and June, when the 35th America’s Cup action will

Flags At Cabinet And Govt House At Half-Mast

Source: Bernews | Flags At Cabinet And Govt House At Half-Mast As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in London, flags at the Cabinet Building and Government House were at half-mast yesterday.Following the attacks, Governor John Rankin said he is grateful to the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition and the

295-Ft Superyacht “Nero” Visits The East End

Source: Bernews | 295-Ft Superyacht “Nero” Visits The East End The 295-foot superyacht ‘Nero’ is currently visiting St. George’s, with the luxury vessel boasting six cabins, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gymnasium, and zero speed stabilisers.The superyacht charters for 475,000 EUR [approximately $513,000 BD] per week during the summer and 475,000 USD per week during the

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

Source: Bernews | Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’ [Opinion column written by Alex Conyers]This is the first of what I’ve been thinking for a while, and maybe the first post/editorial of a couple more to come. It is also the first diagnosis [that I know of] of what I think a couple of us might be

Franklin To Join “Legends Of Squash Event”

Source: Bernews | Franklin To Join “Legends Of Squash Event” The 2017 Legends of Squash event featuring seven former World Champions will also showcase Bermuda National Squash Champion Micah Franklin.Franklin, who has had a stellar season reaching his first PSA Tour final and retaining his National title for the third time, was thrilled at the

Photos: Ward Wins World Par 3 Championship

Source: Bernews | Photos: Ward Wins World Par 3 Championship Chris Ward held his nerve to hole a six foot putt for birdie to pocket the $10,000 prize and claim the 2017 Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship Title at the Fairmont Southampton’s Turtle Hill Golf Course.Ward coming to the final hole was at 4-under

PLP critical over national security

Source: The Royal Gazette | PLP critical over national security The Progressive Labour Party has criticised Government for failing to implement Operation Ceasefire and reducing the size of the police force. A statement released by Walter Roban, the Shadow Minister of National Security, this evening stated Do not be fooled by announcements by Premier Dunkley

Two Hour Video: ‘Reaching Back To Go Forward’

Source: Bernews | Two Hour Video: ‘Reaching Back To Go Forward’ The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs held a panel discussion this evening [March 23] with the theme, “Reaching Back to Go Forward.”Held at the Bermuda College, the panelists included Ms. Kristin White, Mr. Craig Simmons, Dr. Lewellyn Simmons and Mr. LeVar Bassett, while

Shawn Crockwell On Commission & Casinos

Source: Bernews | Shawn Crockwell On Commission & Casinos Independent MP Shawn Crockwell responded to comments from Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Chairman Alan Dunch, saying the comments he made in Parliament about casino licence fees “came from individuals in the hotel development and gaming industries who reached out to me” and “there was no consultation with prospective

Walter Roban On Budget For Police Officers

Source: Bernews | Walter Roban On Budget For Police Officers “Do not be fooled by announcements” that the “budget has been increased to allow for the hiring of new police officers,” as the officers due to be hired are filling vacancies “left unfilled for years because of OBA budget cuts,” Shadow Minister of National Security

Training for customs officers

Source: The Royal Gazette | Training for customs officers Customs officers have been put through their paces by French officials from St Martin and Martinique ahead of the Americas Cup later this summer. Jacky Trinel and Sylvian Testud, experts in vessel rummaging, helped local officers perform live simulated rummage exercises on board the Bermudian, the

BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

Source: Bernews | BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’ [Updated] “Every single bed in our Emergency Department and in our new Acute Care Wing is completely full,” Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] CEO Venetta Symonds said today, adding that, “I will go as far as to say that operationally, internally to BHB it is a

Customs Officers Train In Advance Of AC35

Source: Bernews | Customs Officers Train In Advance Of AC35 As part of their preparation for the upcoming America’s Cup, Customs Officers underwent training which was facilitated by French Customs Officials from St. Martin and Martinique, the Ministry of National Security said.The Ministry said that Mr. Jacky Trinel [from St. Martin] and Mr. Sylvian Testud [from

Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC

Source: Bernews | Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC [Written by BEDC Chairman Nick Kempe]There is still the impression in the community that large amounts of financing will be needed to cash in on the numerous AC35 business opportunities. Far too many are operating under the belief that expensive equipment or guaranteed contracts are required

Hospital experiencing bed crisis

Source: The Royal Gazette | Hospital experiencing bed crisis Every single bed in the hospitals emergency department and the new acute care wing is full, Bermuda Hospitals Board CEO Venetta Symonds announced this afternoon. Ms Symonds said that BHB were managing the situation as best as we can but acknowledged that from an internal operational

PLP to launch activity week

Source: The Royal Gazette | PLP to launch activity week The Sandys branches of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party is hosting its Annual Week of Activities this month under the theme Unity in the Community. The week begins on Sunday, March 26 with a church service at the First Church of God on Sound View

AC entrepreneurs an afterthought, says Simmons

Source: The Royal Gazette | AC entrepreneurs an afterthought, says Simmons The Progressive Labour Party has accused Government of a mad scramble to add diversity and inclusion to the Americas Cup. Jamahl Simmons, the Shadow Minister of Tourism, pledged that for similar projects in the future the PLP would make sure that entrepreneurs and business

PLP: ‘Programs Should Have Started Long Ago’

Source: Bernews | PLP: ‘Programs Should Have Started Long Ago’ With only two months until the America’s Cup, the PLP “encourages entrepreneurs to take advantage of this last minute program, if you can,” Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said, adding that “planning and programs like this should have started long ago to ensure benefits are

30 Minute Video: March 23 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: March 23 ZBM Evening News With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play

Rawlins Scores 47 As Sussex Begins Season

Source: Bernews | Rawlins Scores 47 As Sussex Begins Season Bermudian Delray Rawlins and Sussex began their 2017 season today [March 23] at the 1st Central County Ground, as they welcomed Surrey for the opening day of a three-day friendly match at Hove.The Sussex County Cricket Club website said, “The match had originally been scheduled

Crockwell gaming dispute not helpful

Source: The Royal Gazette | Crockwell gaming dispute not helpful Bermudas venture into the gaming industry has been derailed, according to Independent MP Shawn Crockwell, who has faulted the leadership of the Bermuda Gaming Commission under its executive director, Richard Schuetz. Mr Crockwell, who appointed the commissions members in his former capacity as tourism minister,

Weather Forecast For Friday March 24

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Friday March 24 Friday, March 24 is expected to see a mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon, with the high to be near 15°C/59°F and the low to be near 13°C/56°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be NNE.

Mirrors heads restoration project

Source: The Royal Gazette | Mirrors heads restoration project Fort Cunningham and Paget Island are to be restored to their former glory thanks to a project being spearheaded by the Mirrors Programme as part of its tenth anniversary. Incoming minister of social sevelopment and sports Nandi Outerbridge announced the launch of the Fort Cunningham and

Volunteers needed for Tall Ships regatta

Source: The Royal Gazette | Volunteers needed for Tall Ships regatta Organisers of this years Tall Ships regatta are still on the lookout for volunteers. A total of 19 tall ships carrying around 1,100 crew are signed up to take part in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships event, which features stops in six countries and

Registration for community education classes

Source: The Royal Gazette | Registration for community education classes Registration for spring term community education classes is due to begin next month. The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs said registration for its Community Education Development Programme CEDP will take place from Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 28, with classes beginning the week

Loans available for Americas Cup businesses

Source: The Royal Gazette | Loans available for Americas Cup businesses The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation has announced it is allocating 300,000 in funds for small and medium sized businesses looking to capitalise on the 35th Americas Cup. Grant Gibbons, the Minister of Economic Development, this morning launched the Local Biz Opps Micro Loan Product

Video assault suspects arrested

Source: The Royal Gazette | Video assault suspects arrested Five of six suspects identified in connection with videos showing assaults occurring on Court Sreet are now in custody, police have announced. The arrests follow the circulation of two videos on social media. One suspect was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, with the four additional suspects arrested

Assaults Shown On Video: Five Men Arrested

Source: Bernews | Assaults Shown On Video: Five Men Arrested The investigation into two videos showing assaults on Court Street continues, with the police confirming that five men are now in custody, and the sixth suspect has “already left the jurisdiction.”Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge, “Of six suspects identified, five men are now in

Ming Calls For Update On St George’s Hotel

Source: Bernews | Ming Calls For Update On St George’s Hotel “The OBA continues to avoid the question of when the hotel development in St. George’s will break ground,” Shadow Minister of Municipalities Senator Renee Ming said, adding that she calls on the “OBA to give an update on this project as soon as possible.”A

Fun & Fundraising At Bermuda Triple Challenge

Source: Bernews | Fun & Fundraising At Bermuda Triple Challenge The Bermuda Triple Challenge, Bermuda’s Obstacle Course Challenge weekend, was held this past weekend, boasting an international field including 65 international athletes.The international field also included Margaret Schlachter, editor-in-chief of Mud Run Guide and Matt Davis, editor-in-chief of Obstacle Racing Media, two of the Obstacle

Governor Rankin Thanks Everyone For Support

Source: Bernews | Governor Rankin Thanks Everyone For Support Following the attacks yesterday in London, Governor John Rankin said he is grateful to everyone who expressed their sympathy and support, saying he knows “the people of Bermuda and the United Kingdom stand together in the face of this atrocity.”“The attacker, who was armed with two

The good, the bad and the downright cowardly

Source: The Royal Gazette | The good, the bad and the downright cowardly Gratuitous violence and the countrys apparent indifference to it have struck again. That the most recent act of pure cowardice took place on Court Street is neither here nor there. That it happened at all, in the heat of the day, in

Believeing in a well-rounded education for all

Source: The Royal Gazette | Believeing in a well-rounded education for all As a School, BHS believes wholeheartedly in providing a well-rounded education for all of its students. By offering a high-quality and comprehensive Steam programme with updated facilities, the School is broadening the potential for a wider educational experience, not only for current and

Rising Son brings in new 65ft charter boat

Source: The Royal Gazette | Rising Son brings in new 65ft charter boat A charter-boat skipper had doubled his fleet in anticipation of an Americas Cup boom. Captain Steve Smith, owner of Rising Son Cruises, has leased another catamaran from the Caribbean to add capacity for the big event. Captain Smith said the 65-foot long

BHS launches Leading the Way campaign for innovation

Source: The Royal Gazette | BHS launches Leading the Way campaign for innovation BHS launched a major effort on March 20 to provide the curricular, extracurricular, and facility enhancements to make its Steam vision a reality. Leading the Way. The BHS Campaign for Innovation is an historic effort to provide the resources necessary to propel

Commission critics driven by self-interest

Source: The Royal Gazette | Commission critics driven by self-interest Repeated attacks from the floor of Parliament have prompted the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission to break its silence with a sharply worded statement querying the capabilities and motives of its critics. Commission member Alan Dunch also refuted claims by Independent MPs Shawn Crockwell and Mark

Putting the boot into football violence

Source: The Royal Gazette | Putting the boot into football violence An initiative involving some of Bermudas most famous footballers to stem the violence surrounding the sport and islands clubs is needed to help avoid a national security issue, according to one frontline outreach worker. The warning from community volunteer Gina Ingham came during a

Volunteers Needed For Tall Ships Regatta

Source: Bernews | Volunteers Needed For Tall Ships Regatta Volunteers are needed to help make Bermuda shine when crews and trainees arrive for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.“Nineteen tall ships with approximately 1,100 crew have so far signed up to take part in the Regatta, a 7,000 nautical mile Trans-Atlantic race to six countries

Commission’s Alan Dunch: ‘Enough Is Enough’

Source: Bernews | Commission’s Alan Dunch: ‘Enough Is Enough’ “Enough is enough,” Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Chairman Alan Dunch said, saying that “no longer can some of these criticisms be ignored, the right thinking people of Bermuda deserve to know the real facts.”Mr Dunch said, “In the 18-month period that the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission

Primary School Track & Field Series Champions

Source: Bernews | Primary School Track & Field Series Champions The Bermuda School Sports Federation track and field series concluded with the Primary School finals at the National Sports Centre.S’Nya Cumbermack from Purvis Primary was crowned championship girl in the under 9 division. She won the 200 and 400 meter events, while finishing second in

Photos & Results: First Division Football Games

Source: Bernews | Photos & Results: First Division Football Games St. David’s, St. George’s Colts, and Paget Lions all walked away with wins in recent First Division football action, while Wolves and X-Roads played to a draw.Wolves 1 X-Roads 1Salvaging a point in a 1 – 1 draw with Wolves at the BFA Field, coupled

Greenrock Welcomes Energy Efficient Cargo Ship

Source: Bernews | Greenrock Welcomes Energy Efficient Cargo Ship Greenrock said they “welcome the decision by shipping firm BCL to invest in a more fuel-efficient cargo ship to replace the Oleander vessel,” adding that they “encourage them in working towards a green shipping focus.”Earlier this month the Bermuda Container Line [BCL] confirmed they signed a

Swan’s Running Hosting Legends Race Series

Source: Bernews | Swan’s Running Hosting Legends Race Series Swan’s Running Club is hosting their ‘Legends Race Series,’ which celebrate some of Bermuda’s road racing legends including Ed Sherlock, Ray Swan, Ludwig Cann and “Sir” Stanley Burgess.A spokesperson said, “There is still time to register for the Legends Race series. The second race of the

Pupils praised for healthy lunches

Source: The Royal Gazette | Pupils praised for healthy lunches Government ministers have led the praise for the 21 winners of this years Schools Lunch Challenge. The initiative, which is part of the Premiers Youth Fitness Programme, sees students judged on the nutritional content of the lunches they take to school. This year is the

BSX wins outstanding offshore exchange award

Source: The Royal Gazette | BSX wins outstanding offshore exchange award The Bermuda Stock Exchange has picked up a top award from an international finance sector magazine. The accolade of most outstanding offshore stock exchange was given to the BSX by ltigtAcquisition Internationalltigt magazine. Jonathan Miles, editor of ltigtAIltigt, said Through these awards,. ..

Football Festival Aims To Engage Community

Source: Bernews | Football Festival Aims To Engage Community The ‘Bermuda International Football Festival’ is set to be held next month, with the organisers saying they “have embarked on a project to engage the community and reach our young men through football.”Spokesperson for the group, Rick Richardson, said the the group will stage the first

PLP call for update on St Georges hotel

Source: The Royal Gazette | PLP call for update on St Georges hotel The Progressive Labour Party has called on the Bermuda Government to state when ground will be broken on the St Regis hotel in St Georges. In a statement released this afternoon Renee Ming, the Shadow Minister of Municipalities, said the One Bermuda

Truck Still “Stuck” In Water Over One Month Later

Source: Bernews | Truck Still “Stuck” In Water Over One Month Later After crashing over an embankment on February 17, the truck remains stuck there over one month later, partially submerged in the water in the Abbot’s Crescent, Hamilton parish area.The vehicle is now secured to the shoreline with straps, portions of the truck’s components

30 Minute Video: March 22 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: March 22 ZBM Evening News With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play

One Man Arrested, BPS Investigation Continues

Source: Bernews | One Man Arrested, BPS Investigation Continues Police said they are aware of a second video circulating via social media showing another assault in the Court Street area, and confirmed that one man has been arrested and inquiries regarding both incidents continue.Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge said, “Police have now been made

Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’

Source: Bernews | Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’ Premier Michael Dunkley said “Bermuda’s thoughts are with the people of the United Kingdom”, following today’s attack near Westminster.The Premier said, “This has been such a shocking and distressing event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families impacted and the people of London and the

Cruise Line commits 56 visits per year

Source: The Royal Gazette | Cruise Line commits 56 visits per year Norwegian Cruise Lines has committed to bringing 56 cruise ship to Bermuda each year in return for concessions and berthing rights, tourism minister Michael Fahy has announced. The agreement signed in 2016 and due to expire in 2022, will see NCL branded ships

School Lunch Challenge Winners Announced

Source: Bernews | School Lunch Challenge Winners Announced The winners of the School Lunch Challenge 2016-17 were announced, with entrants judged on the nutritional content of the lunches they took to school in an effort to promote the importance of healthy eating in Bermuda’s schools.The School Lunch Challenge is the one of the main nutrition

Weather Forecast For Thursday March 23

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Thursday March 23 Thursday, March 23 is expected to be decreasing cloudiness and windy, with the high to be near 16°C/60°F and the low to be near 12°C/53°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be north. The relative humidity is expected to be near 65%.Sunrise will be at

Bill could simplify concessions process

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bill could simplify concessions process Tourism minister Michael Fahy has drafted a bill in the Senate that aims to eliminate the cumbersome and costly administration process for hotels and other tourism related entities to gain concessions. Mr Fahys draft bill, entitled the Tourism Investment Act 2017, demands assurances of training

National Security Ministry 2017 Budget Briefs

Source: Bernews | National Security Ministry 2017 Budget Briefs National Security Minister Jeff Baron delivered the Ministry Budget Briefs in the Senate earlier today [March 22], and the Budget Briefs for the various departments within the Ministry are below.In discussing the budget for the Bermuda Police Service, the Minister said, “The staffing level in the

Regulator wants views on solar net metering

Source: The Royal Gazette | Regulator wants views on solar net metering A bid to end a deadlock over Belco buying solar-generated energy has been launched by the Regulatory Authority. The authority, now responsible for supervision of the electricity sector, wants to hear the views of the public and interested parties on solar net metering.

BSX Wins Most Outstanding Offshore Exchange

Source: Bernews | BSX Wins Most Outstanding Offshore Exchange The Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX] has been awarded Acquisition International’s [AI] Excellence Award, 2016 for Most Outstanding Offshore Stock Exchange.The award alongside others has been recognized in AI Magazine’s 2016 Global Excellence Awards supplement published earlier last month in London.The supplement features a two-page article on

Sympathies Extended To UK Attack Victims

Source: Bernews | Sympathies Extended To UK Attack Victims Following the terror attacks in London today, Opposition Leader David Burt extended his sympathies to the “innocent victims, their families, and our Parliamentary Colleagues in the UK.”At least three people died and 20 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before

London lockdown after terror attack

Source: The Royal Gazette | London lockdown after terror attack Bermudians with London links are checking on friends and loved ones in the wake of a terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament. A total of five died, and several were seriously injured, earlier today after two separate incidents. In the first, a car ploughed

Dog owner accused of cruelty

Source: The Royal Gazette | Dog owner accused of cruelty The Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has launched a private prosecution against a dog owner whose puppy was reportedly found chained to the ceiling, and later died. Appearing in Magistrates Court today, Kenneth Dyer denied a charge of causing undue suffering

Man admits using stolen bank cards

Source: The Royal Gazette | Man admits using stolen bank cards A man who stole a bank card and used it to buy alcohol was this morning remanded to Drug Treatment Court. Ernest Smith, 40, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to stealing items from a Warwick home in an incident on March 10 and

Court Street assault posted on social media

Source: The Royal Gazette | Court Street assault posted on social media Police are investigating an assault which took place on Court Street and was captured on video. It has since been posted on social media. Currently efforts are under way to identify the victim and the suspects involved, said a police spokesman. Inquiries continue

BFIC reports half-year profit of 300,000

Source: The Royal Gazette | BFIC reports half-year profit of 300,000 Bermuda First Investment Company Limited has reported a six-month profit of 300,000. That figure includes an unrealised profit of 900,000 as of December 31, 2016. The investment holding company has investments in a number of Bermuda companies listed in the Bermuda Stock Exchange, particularly

Water provides renewable energy to Martini

Source: The Royal Gazette | Water provides renewable energy to Martini Marking World Water Day, Bermudian-based Bacardi has highlighted the water-driven, green energy efforts of one of its leading brands, Martini. Since 2010, nearly all the electricity consumed at the Martini facility near Turin, Italy, has been generated from renewable sources, including hydropower. Water from

Two Injured & One Arrested In 3 Vehicle Crash

Source: Bernews | Two Injured & One Arrested In 3 Vehicle Crash A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and two motorcycle riders were injured after a three vehicle collision in Devonshire yesterday afternoon [March 21], in which the car driver crashed into the two motorcyclists and then struck a traffic island and

Police Investigating Assault Shown On Video

Source: Bernews | Police Investigating Assault Shown On Video The Police said they are aware of a video circulating via social media showing an assault on Court Street and said efforts are “underway to identify the victim and the suspects,” with the police saying that the “public are advised not to further circulate the video,

Impact Academy Aiming To Empower Young Men

Source: Bernews | Impact Academy Aiming To Empower Young Men Chris Crumpler is a man who wears many hats – basketball coach, father, husband, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and the list goes on.One of the roles he’s most proud of is as Executive Director of Impact Mentoring Academy, an all-boys school that aims to empower young

PHC aim to make it third time lucky

Source: The Royal Gazette | PHC aim to make it third time lucky PHC Zebras, the most successful team in FA Cup history with ten wins, will be aiming to secure a place in their 20th final when they meet holders Robin Hood at Somerset Cricket Club at 8 oclock tonight. PHC will also be

Island to reap Americas Cup telecoms legacy

Source: The Royal Gazette | Island to reap Americas Cup telecoms legacy Bermuda will reap legacy benefits as a result of major telecommunication infrastructure and service upgrades needed for the Americas Cup. It is estimated the island will use as much international data capacity during the month-long event as it normally would in an entire

Tovey floating on cloud nine

Source: The Royal Gazette | Tovey floating on cloud nine Nicole Tovey said she is still on cloud nine after winning her class at the Australian Arnold Classic in Melbourne last week. Tovey, competing in her native Australia for the first time, produced her best performance with a top finish in the bikini open class

A lust for life

Source: The Royal Gazette | A lust for life Most people would be asking why me after being hit by three life-threatening illnesses. Not Susan van Riel. The Hamilton Parish resident was diagnosed with rheumatic fever at 13, failing heart valves at 41 and, at 58, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. I have had my black Mondays,

We must rebuild our value infrastructure

Source: The Royal Gazette | We must rebuild our value infrastructure There are few people who would not admit that the building of a new airport for Bermuda is long overdue, and without action now our main gate of entrance could be destroyed overnight by a ferocious hurricane, leaving the Government and the people in

Switch off #8211 and celebrate Earth Hour

Source: The Royal Gazette | Switch off #8211 and celebrate Earth Hour Bermuda’s citizens are being urged by Greenrock to turn the lights out this Saturday and head to Hamilton to celebrate Earth Hour. Organisers held a press conference yesterday to detail all the activities taking place at City Hall to mark the annual event,

Bailey Wins Top Model Worldwide Public Vote

Source: Bernews | Bailey Wins Top Model Worldwide Public Vote After making it to the finals following two stages of auditions, Bermudian model Alize Bailey has won the Top Model Worldwide 2017 Public Vote Award, receiving the award at an event held in London this past weekend.Ms Bailey pictured receiving her award in London“I’m very

5 Things Stopping You From Reaching Dreams

Source: Bernews | 5 Things Stopping You From Reaching Dreams Most of us have some kind of ambitions or goals, they could be as familiar as the desire to be an amazing parent or to be the owner of a multi-million-dollar business.But why is it that some people are able to boldly push past their

Greenrock Welcomes Shift To ‘Greener’ Buses

Source: Bernews | Greenrock Welcomes Shift To ‘Greener’ Buses “Ultimately, we welcome the focus on greener buses, and encourage people to make active commuting [walking or cycling], public transport or car-pooling their transport choices,” Greenrock said.A spokesperson said, “Greenrock notes the Government’s indication that it intends to shift towards a greener bus system. We look

Photos: Children At Intro To BSMART Event

Source: Bernews | Photos: Children At Intro To BSMART Event Children enjoyed developmental play at the Intro to BSMART event held on Saturday [March 18], offering children a “stimulating environment to move, play, and learn.”A spokesperson said, “Children and parents were all smiles at the Intro to BSMART event this past Saturday. “I love this

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday

Source: Bernews | Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday The Ministry of Transport has advised that there are bus cancellations again this morning [March 22].The list of Bus Route Cancellations for this morning:Route # 1 Hamilton to Grotto Bay 7:15amRoute # 1 Grotto Bay to Hamilton 8:10amRoute # 10 St. George’s to Hamilton 8:00am and 8:15amRoute # 11

Dellwood Middle School Wins Track & Field Title

Source: Bernews | Dellwood Middle School Wins Track & Field Title Dellwood Middle School won their first Middle School Track And Field Championship in convincing fashion at the National Sports Centre.Dellwood won by 97 points scoring 563 points, defending champions T.N. Tatem placed second with 466, and Sandys Secondary Middle School finished third with 361.83

Bermuda ‘Nitro Racing’ Third Round Results

Source: Bernews | Bermuda ‘Nitro Racing’ Third Round Results The third and final round of the Bermuda Nitro Racing 2017 Spring Nationals was held on Sunday.The results of the A Main Buggy:1st – Keimon Lawrence driving the Hotbodies. 2nd – Dejaun Paynter driving the Hotbodies 3rd – Anthony Bell driving the HotbodiesTaking First Place in the A Main

Photos: Pee Wee Cricket Prize Presentation

Source: Bernews | Photos: Pee Wee Cricket Prize Presentation The 2017 Tokio Millennium Re Pee Wee “Have-A-Go” Cricket Programme concluded on Saturday with the Pee Wees playing a game against their parents followed by a prize presentation.During the course of the program the children received a free introduction to cricket in a fun and safe environment.

Four Records Broken At Best Of Best Meet

Source: Bernews | Four Records Broken At Best Of Best Meet The Best of the Best #3 Swim Meet was held at the BASA Pool, with the young swimmers putting on strong showings and breaking four records.Marleigh Howes established two new Girls 8 & Under Records. She touched the wall in a time of 1:20.85

Two stocks fall

Source: The Royal Gazette | Two stocks fall The Bank of Butterfield dropped 1. 50 to 31. 25 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. The fall, equal to 4. 6 per cent, came after 128 shares changed hands. On the New York Stock Exchange, the bank fell 1. 42, or 4. 3 per cent, to 31.

Super yacht brings authentic experiences

Source: The Royal Gazette | Super yacht brings authentic experiences American luxury super yacht ltigtArabellaltigt is to be in Bermuda during the 35th Americas Cup to charter daytime and evening cruises. The ltigtArabellaltigt, which traditionally serves the east coast in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter, aims to deliver authentic experiences designed to

Review: The Reefs ‘Aqua Terra’ Prix Fix Menu

Source: Bernews | Review: The Reefs ‘Aqua Terra’ Prix Fix Menu [Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman]Last weekend, I was given the opportunity to try the new Bermuda-inspired, seasonal menu at Aqua Terra at The Reefs. After enjoying my meal there during Restaurant Weeks, I was excited to see what was in store.The menu [PDF] was three-courses

30 Minute Video: March 21 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: March 21 ZBM Evening News With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play

Weather Forecast For Wednesday March 22

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Wednesday March 22 Wednesday, March 22 is expected to be cloudy early then partly cloudy and windy later in the day, with the high to be near 21°C/69°F and the low to be near 16°C/60°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected

Driver injured in Sandys crash

Source: The Royal Gazette | Driver injured in Sandys crash One person was taken to hospital following a serious two-vehicle crash in Sandys early this afternoon. It happened in the Scaur Hill area at around 12. 15pm. Details are limited at this time, said a police spokesman. According to police, preliminary information indicated the crash

Skyport takes flight

Source: The Royal Gazette | Skyport takes flight Skyport, the Bermudian company tasked with the redevelopment and operation of LF Wade International Airport from today forward, was officially launched this afternoon at the terminals departure area. Steve Nackan, the president of Aecon Concessions, introduced local staff as the new entity takes over from the old

‘Bermuda Skyport’ Launched To Manage Airport

Source: Bernews | ‘Bermuda Skyport’ Launched To Manage Airport Aecon today [March 21] announced the launch of Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited, a special-purpose company which will “manage and coordinate the overall delivery of the redevelopment project for a 30-year concession term.”“Skyport, a Bermudian company wholly-owned by Aecon Concessions, will take on the responsibility of operations,

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys

Source: Bernews | Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Sandys [Updated] A male motorcyclist was taken to hospital via ambulance following a collision earlier today in the Scaur Hill, Sandys parish area.A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:15pm today [Tuesday, March 21st] police and first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision in the Scaur

St John Ambulance boosted by donation

Source: The Royal Gazette | St John Ambulance boosted by donation St John Ambulance has been given a 45,000 boost by a Bermuda based reinsurance company. The money was donated by Validus Holdings to help purchase a new ambulance for the charity. Validus is committed to continuing to help our local community in Bermuda, Validus

Telecoms companies step up for Americas Cup

Source: The Royal Gazette | Telecoms companies step up for Americas Cup Bermudas telecommunications companies are increasing mobile phone, data and internet capacity ahead of the Americas Cup. And they are confident the islands telecommunications services will be robust and will exceed consumer demand, according to a statement from ACBDA. It is anticipated that the

Video: Greenrock & Partners On Earth Hour

Source: Bernews | Video: Greenrock & Partners On Earth Hour Greenrock provided details of this year’s Earth Hour Campaign, saying that the annual Earth Hour Celebrations will take place in Bermuda on Saturday, March 25th.“This year the event will be hosted at City Hall and the success of the initiative is largely due to the

Bermuda takes part in tsunami exercise

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bermuda takes part in tsunami exercise Bermuda will join other Caribbean countries today for a tsunami response exercise, titled Caribe Wave 17. The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the region, said a Government statement. The 2017 exercise

Warning over inappropriate calls to women

Source: The Royal Gazette | Warning over inappropriate calls to women An unwelcome male caller has been contacting women at various local businesses, police have warned. The calls usually start off relatively harmlessly, a spokesman said, but tend to become quite suggestive in nature. Women that receive such calls should be wary about divulging any

Dockyard Is Open ‘As Normal’ For America’s Cup

Source: Bernews | Dockyard Is Open ‘As Normal’ For America’s Cup The Royal Naval Dockyard will be open for business as normal for locals and visitors during the America’s Cup.Andrew Dias, the West End Development Corporation’s General Manager said there had been some queries from overseas visitors asking if Dockyard would be operating as usual.“It

Phone, Data, Internet Capacity Increased For AC

Source: Bernews | Phone, Data, Internet Capacity Increased For AC “Local telecommunications companies are geared up for America’s Cup by increasing Bermuda’s mobile phone, data and internet capacity and all providers are confident that Bermuda’s telecommunications services will be robust and will exceed consumer demand,” the ACBDA said.“It is anticipated that spectators, race participants, and

Conversation About LGBTQ Issues In Bermuda

Source: Bernews | Conversation About LGBTQ Issues In Bermuda OUTBermuda has shared the results of their efforts to engage the community at large in a conversation around LGBTQ issues in Bermuda.A spokesperson said, “As a new charity, the goal of embarking on a community engagement initiative was to give stakeholders the ability to influence our

RQ buys Bermuda captive in run-off

Source: The Royal Gazette | RQ buys Bermuda captive in run-off Bermudian-based firm Randall amp Quilter has purchased an island-based captive in run-off. The London Stock Exchange-listed company announced this morning that it had acquired Linco Ltd, the captive insurer of Ameripride Services Inc and Alsco Inc. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, anticipated

Bermuda International Film Festival Goes Digital

Source: Bernews | Bermuda International Film Festival Goes Digital The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] – which is set to take place from May 1 to May 7 – has gone digital, with the Chairman saying they have “escaped the dark ages.”BIFF Chairman Rod Ferguson said, “We no longer have to receive these heavy reels,

BPS Investigating ‘Inappropriate’ Phone Calls

Source: Bernews | BPS Investigating ‘Inappropriate’ Phone Calls Police are investigating reports of a man calling women at local businesses, saying these “calls usually start off harmlessly enough, but tend to become quite suggestive in nature,” with the police asking anyone with any information regarding these “inappropriate calls” to contact the Criminal Investigation Department.A police

Marsh & Guy Donate To St. John Ambulance

Source: Bernews | Marsh & Guy Donate To St. John Ambulance Marsh and Guy Carpenter have made a $10,000 donation to St. John Ambulance, a local charity that has been attending to the first aid needs of Bermudians since 1894.The funds helped purchase high-tech emergency equipment for a new ambulance, which was unveiled last night

Tsunami Warning Exercise Taking Place Today

Source: Bernews | Tsunami Warning Exercise Taking Place Today Bermuda is joining with locations in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami response exercise today [March 21], titled CARIBE WAVE 17.A Government spokesperson said, “The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the

Clearwater To Host Fashion Show ‘ECLECTIC’

Source: Bernews | Clearwater To Host Fashion Show ‘ECLECTIC’ Clearwater Middle School students will be hosting a fashion show titled ‘ECLECTIC’ on Thursday, March 23 at 7.00pm in the school gymnasium.Tickets can be purchased at the school office or at the door. Students [middle school and younger] are $5, and senior school students and adults

Morning bus cancellations

Source: The Royal Gazette | Morning bus cancellations The following bus cancellations were announced by the Department of Public Transportation this morning Route 6, St Georges to St Davids, 10. 15amRoute 6, St Davids to St Georges, 10. 40amRoute 3, St Georges to Hamilton, 10. 12amRoute 7, Barnes Corner to Hamilton, 10. 04amRoute 5, Pond

Melody maker

Source: The Royal Gazette | Melody maker John Dales deep voice can bring a room to a standstill he loves to sing. The retired Bermuda police inspector just stood up in a pub one day and started belting out popular tunes. People did things like that in those days, said the 67-year-old, who was born

Smith in rich vein of scoring form

Source: The Royal Gazette | Smith in rich vein of scoring form Jont Smith continued his superb scoring form during Lewes impressive 3-0 away win against South Park in the Ryman Football League yesterday. James Hammond scored a brace either side of Smiths 74th-minute tally as the visiting side had things all their own way.

Record shows arrogant OBA has been caught asleep at the wheel

Source: The Royal Gazette | Record shows arrogant OBA has been caught asleep at the wheel Dear Sir,After four years in power, I must address this letter to the Premier, Michael Dunkley, and his party, the One Bermuda Alliance. Where are the following?1, The new jobs2, Freeze on work permits3, New 300-room hotels being constructed4,

Plans to put BHS at leading edge of learning

Source: The Royal Gazette | Plans to put BHS at leading edge of learning Bermuda High School has announced an ambitious campaign that will see the creation of the 10 million BHS Innovation Centre, putting its students at the forefront of Steam learning on the island. The new facility, expected to be completed within three

One unveils pricing for high-speed internet

Source: The Royal Gazette | One unveils pricing for high-speed internet Telecoms company One Communications yesterday revealed pricing for its new 20 million superfast fibre-optic internet service. A speed of 200 Mbps is targeted to cost 240 a month, while 50 Mbps will come in around 170 a month. Frank Amaral, chief executive officer of

Strong Showing For Debate Team In New York

Source: Bernews | Strong Showing For Debate Team In New York The Bermuda National Debate Team made a strong showing this past weekend at the Alfred Tuna Snider World Schools Debating Championships, hosted by the Cornell Speech and Debate Society at Cornell University in New York.The team — which is training toward the premier World

Antigua Bermuda Race Welcomes ‘Eleonora’

Source: Bernews | Antigua Bermuda Race Welcomes ‘Eleonora’ The Antigua to Bermuda Race  — which starts on Friday 12th May —  is proving popular with a variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda, the home of the 35th America’s Cup.The fascinating array of yachts, as rich in

Smith Wins Ironman Age Group In Puerto Rico

Source: Bernews | Smith Wins Ironman Age Group In Puerto Rico A group of triathletes from Bermuda took part in the Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico, with Karen Smith making an impressive showing to win her Age Group.Smith won the Female 45-49 Age Group finishing 138th overall in a time of 5:04.31. She was the first

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For This Morning

Source: Bernews | Ministry: Bus Cancellations For This Morning The Ministry of Transport has advised that there are bus cancellations again this morning [March 21], and also noted that “no school buses have been cancelled.”The list of Bus Route Cancellations for this morning:Route # 1 Hamilton to Grotto Bay 7:45amRoute # 1 Grotto Bay to Hamilton 8:40amRoute

Expert backs gaming commissions work

Source: The Royal Gazette | Expert backs gaming commissions work A gaming expert has come to the defence of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission after the body was criticised in Parliament as ineffectual in advancing the new industry in Bermuda. The commission came under fire from Independent MP Mark Pettingill, who joined fellow Independent Shawn

“Commission Has Made Substantial Progress”

Source: Bernews | “Commission Has Made Substantial Progress” The Island “could absolutely have a responsible, world class gaming model up and running in the near future,” suggests international expert Kevin Mullally, of Gaming Laboratories International [GLI].Mr Mullally, the Vice-President of Government Relations & General Counsel at GLI, has been consulting on the Bermuda Casino Gaming

Video: MP Mark Pettingill On Casino Gaming

Source: Bernews | Video: MP Mark Pettingill On Casino Gaming “I think we could have implemented casino gaming over a year ago,” MP Mark Pettingill said, adding that he feels “we could have had 200 jobs on the table right away.”Following his resignation from the One Bermuda Alliance, MP Mark Pettingill sat down with Bernews

Photos & Results: BHF Women’s Field Hockey

Source: Bernews | Photos & Results: BHF Women’s Field Hockey Recent Bermuda Hockey Federation action in the women’s division saw the Swallows defeat the Bluebirds while the Sandpipers were defeated by the Longtails.Swallows 2 Bluebirds 0The Swallows picked up an important win at the National Sports Centre as they defeated the Bluebirds 2 – 0.Ciara

One Communications shares up 4

Source: The Royal Gazette | One Communications shares up 4 Shares in telecoms firm One Communications rose 10 cents to 2. 60 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. The move, equal to 4 per cent, came after 10,000 shares sold. Financial services holding company Somers Ltd dropped 25 cents, or 1. 9 per cent, to 13

Police Community Outreach Clinic On Tuesday

Source: Bernews | Police Community Outreach Clinic On Tuesday The Police Central Community Action Team will be holding Police Community Outreach Clinics at Gorham’s on St. John’s Road in Pembroke on Tuesday.A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service Central Community Action Team will be holding a community outreach clinic on Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Students from two schools discuss racism

Source: The Royal Gazette | Students from two schools discuss racism Students from Berkeley Institute and Saltus Grammar School came together recently to tackle the topic of racismAs part of UNESCOs Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, students from both schools took part in a joint session with Imagine Bermuda, discussing issues such as

Queen Group becomes allied member of BHA

Source: The Royal Gazette | Queen Group becomes allied member of BHA The Queen Group has been admitted as an allied member of the Bermuda Hotel Association. Through its affiliated companies Bermuda Executive Services Ltd, Atlantic Caregiving Ltd, Island Shippers and Atlantic Media Ltd, the Queen Group offers services in employment, caregiving and housekeeping, personalised

30 Minute Video: March 20 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews | 30 Minute Video: March 20 ZBM Evening News With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play

Listen to our youth Baron

Source: The Royal Gazette | Listen to our youth Baron Minister of national security Jeff Baron has urged the public to listen to our young people in an effort stem the tide of violent behaviour. His comments come after attending a Youth Parliament forum. If Bermuda is to successfully tackle violence and anti-social behaviour, we

World Poetry Day Event Set For St. George’s

Source: Bernews | World Poetry Day Event Set For St. George’s The Corporation of St. George will be celebrating UNESCO World Poetry Day in King’s Square on Tuesday [March 21] commencing at noon, with St. George’s Prep, East End Primary and St. David’s Primary Schools scheduled to participate.St. George;’s Mayor Quinell Francis said, “We are excited

Weather Forecast For Tuesday March 21

Source: Bernews | Weather Forecast For Tuesday March 21 Tuesday, March 21 is expected to be partly cloudy and windy early then becoming cloudy later in the day, with the high to be near 18°C/64°F and the low to be near 16°C/61°F, according to Weather Underground.Winds are expected to be WNW. The relative humidity is

Bermudian jailed in UK for firearm offence

Source: The Royal Gazette | Bermudian jailed in UK for firearm offence A Bermudian man has been jailed in Nottingham for 6 years after being found guilty of looking after a gun and ammunition. Randolph Benjamin, 49, had stored a Colt 45 revolver and 11 rounds of 0. 38 calibre bullets inside a shopping bag,

Overheated Oil Causes Minor Fire, Sets Off Alarm

Source: Bernews | Overheated Oil Causes Minor Fire, Sets Off Alarm The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to the Washington Mall in Hamilton on Saturday [March 18] where “a pan of oil that overheated” resulted in “a minor fire” and the building’s alarm system being activated.A Washington Properties spokesperson told Bernews, “One of our

Premier continues with Youth Fitness Programme

Source: The Royal Gazette | Premier continues with Youth Fitness Programme Premier Michael Dunkley has been promoting his Youth Fitness Programme with recent visits to both West Pembroke and Francis Patton primary schools. And this Friday hell join the students at Somerset Primary to again highlight the importance of childrens health. The youth fitness initiative

EMT numbers swelled by graduates

Source: The Royal Gazette | EMT numbers swelled by graduates Twelve new Bermudian emergency medical technicians have been added to the islands dwindling corps of first responders. The group made history as the first graduating cohort of the pilot programme of a partnership between Bermuda College, the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Bermuda Fire and

School Students Discuss Eliminating Racism

Source: Bernews | School Students Discuss Eliminating Racism Senior students from Berkeley and Saltus joined forces for an initiative to highlight the need to work towards the elimination of racial discrimination.The Berkeley Institute and Saltus Grammar School held a joint session as part of Imagine Bermuda’s involvement with the UNESCO’s Day for the Elimination of

“Excitement & Energy” At PLP Women’s Caucus

Source: Bernews | “Excitement & Energy” At PLP Women’s Caucus There was “excitement and energy” at the PLP’s first Women’s Caucus meeting this past Saturday, PLP Public Relations Officer Liana Hall said, adding that “we are motivated to have our voices heard to advocate for policy and legislative change.”Ms. Hall said, “This past Saturday, the Progressive

Teen remains in hospital after disturbance

Source: The Royal Gazette | Teen remains in hospital after disturbance A 19-year-old Pembroke man remains in hospital in stable condition following a reported disturbance along the Railway Trail in Warwick last week. It happened near Pearmans Hill at around 7. 45pm on Tuesday, March 14. According to police, the man believed to be involved

Senior driver hits utility pole

Source: The Royal Gazette | Senior driver hits utility pole A Devonshire senior suffered minor injuries following a single-vehicle crash in Paget on Saturday afternoon. It happened on Middle Road near the junction with Chapel Road shortly before 2. 30pm. According to police, the 70-year-old woman struck an utility pole, causing damage to the vehicle.

Masterworks gets boost from The Reefs

Source: The Royal Gazette | Masterworks gets boost from The Reefs Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art and The Reefs Resort and Club have teamed up for a promotion in honour of the gallerys 30th anniversary. Guests to the museum can opt to give an extra 5 donation for the chance to be entered into a

WA students meet robotics experts

Source: The Royal Gazette | WA students meet robotics experts Students at Warwick Academy were able to meet and talk to a pair of MIT engineers as they prepared for the BIOS ROV competition. The schools robotics club, who are prototyping robots for the challenge, were last week greeted by Geoff Gardner and John Rizzi,

Warwick Academy students in fundraiser

Source: The Royal Gazette | Warwick Academy students in fundraiser A group of students at Warwick Academy have lent support to the students of Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy through a recent donation. In addition to sharing books, games and activities with Hope Academy during weekly visits, the students agreed to donate 380 to the

College professor speaks at major conference

Source: The Royal Gazette | College professor speaks at major conference A Bermuda College professor has made a presentation to the 20th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in Chicago. Ali Arouzi spoke about hyperbolic geometry and the Poincare Disk model which helps students with their mathematical training. According to a press release from

House Euthanasia of illegal dogs halted

Source: The Royal Gazette | House Euthanasia of illegal dogs halted Sylvan Richards this morning announced that he has ordered a halt on the euthanasia of illegal dogs, provided they have no history of violence. Addressing the House of Assembly, the social development minister said that amendments to legislation would be brought before MPs for

Halt Euthanasia/Deportation, Have Full Review

Source: Bernews | Halt Euthanasia/Deportation, Have Full Review “I have asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to immediately halt the euthanasia or deportation of illegal animals that have no history of aggression pending legislative amendments and a full review of policies going forward,” Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards said.Speaking in the House

Two Men Remain In Stable Condition In ICU

Source: Bernews | Two Men Remain In Stable Condition In ICU The 29-year-old man injured in a collision on March 16th is in stable condition in the ICU, while the 19-year-old man injured in a “disturbance” in Warwick on March 14th also remains in stable condition in the ICU.A police spokesperson said, “At last check

70-Year-Old Woman Injured In Car Collision

Source: Bernews | 70-Year-Old Woman Injured In Car Collision A 70-year-old Devonshire woman was treated and discharged from hospital following a collision in Paget on Saturday.A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:20pm on Saturday, March 18th police and first responders attended a reported single vehicle car crash on Middle Road in Paget near the junction with

Oneko Lowe To Join New York Cosmos B Team

Source: Bernews | Oneko Lowe To Join New York Cosmos B Team During the halftime break of the Bermuda Select vs New York Cosmos exhibition match at the National Sports Center, Oneko Lowe was announced as the player the New York Cosmos selected to join their B team.The New York Cosmos — who are in

College Math Professor Presents In Chicago

Source: Bernews | College Math Professor Presents In Chicago Hyperbolic Geometry and the Poincare Disk model formed the basis of a presentation “Enrichment Activities on the Poincare Disk” delivered by Bermuda College Mathematics professor Dr. Ali Arouzi recently at the 20th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in Chicago.The Poincare Disk model offers several

Visit Masterworks, Win A Free Stay The Reefs

Source: Bernews | Visit Masterworks, Win A Free Stay The Reefs The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art and The Reefs Resort and Club have teamed up for a promotion in honour of the gallery’s 30th Anniversary.Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Southampton hotel, guests to the museum can opt to give an extra $5 donation

Berkeley Institute Win Senior Track & Field Title

Source: Bernews | Berkeley Institute Win Senior Track & Field Title The Bermuda School Sports Federation Senior Track and Field Championships concluded with Berkeley Institute crowned the champions, Saltus Grammar School claiming second place, while CedarBridge Academy was third.Held at the National Sports Centre, Berkeley won comfortably with 572.50 points, Saltus Grammar School claimed second place with 449 points

Brexit: Article 50 To Be Invoked On March 29th

Source: Bernews | Brexit: Article 50 To Be Invoked On March 29th The United Kingdom has announced their intention to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29, 2017, which begins the formal process for the UK to leave the European Union.The UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Sir Tim Barrow informed

Saiges eye-catching photograph

Source: The Royal Gazette | Saiges eye-catching photograph A girls passing snapshot of the ruined Clayhouse Inn has turned out striking enough to grace the walls of the Biggs Museum back home in Dover, Delaware. Born to Bermudians Saphria Gibbons and Dennis Zuill, Saige Zuill was photographing what she considers her homeland as the family

Shooting for success

Source: The Royal Gazette | Shooting for success Horses, guns, cowboys Kalilah Robinsons film project had all the ingredients for a great western. There were just two things it lacked, time and money. When she started filming in February 2016, she had a budget of just 40,000 and ten months to work with. ltigtLawmanltigt was

No-confidence vote not in best interests

Source: The Royal Gazette | No-confidence vote not in best interests A vote of no confidence in Michael Dunkley might be good for the Progressive Labour Party but Charles Jeffers argues it would not be in Bermudas best interests. Mr Jeffers, the political commentator and former leader of the National Liberal Party, called for cool

Call for commission heads to roll

Source: The Royal Gazette | Call for commission heads to roll Independent MP Mark Pettingill called for heads to roll in the Casino Gaming Commission over the lack of progress in establishing gaming in Bermuda. Speaking for the first time since his resignation from the One Bermuda Alliance Mr Pettingill told MPs that he would

Lowe eager to make most of Cosmos chance

Source: The Royal Gazette | Lowe eager to make most of Cosmos chance Oneko Lowe insists that the hard work starts now after joining the New York Cosmos on a one-year deal. The Dandy Town winger will play for the Cosmos B team this season as part of an agreement by the club to sign

U.N. Day ‘Two For One’ Celebration On Tuesday

Source: Bernews | U.N. Day ‘Two For One’ Celebration On Tuesday Imagine Bermuda and Chewstick Foundation are collaborating in the observance of the United Nations’ Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Tuesday, March 21st , a date that is also UNESCO’s World Poetry Day.“To this end we are inviting Island residents to join

School buses top priority

Source: The Royal Gazette | School buses top priority Senator Michael Fahy has promised parents that ensuring there are buses to take students to school is a top priority both for him and the Department of Public Transportation. The Minster of Transport and Tourism said he had directed that school runs should not be cancelled

Bermuda Select & New York Cosmos Draw 1-1

Source: Bernews | Bermuda Select & New York Cosmos Draw 1-1 A Bermuda Select football team took on the New York Cosmos at the National Sports Centre this afternoon, with the game ending in a 1 – 1 draw.Bermuda Select: Stefan Dill [Quinaceo Hunt 46th], William White [Rai Sampson 18th], Marco Warren [Justin Corday 62nd],

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