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October 16, 2017


White Mountains company expands

Source: The Royal Gazette MediaAlpha, a company owned by Bermudian-based White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd has acquired parts of Healthplans. coms health and life insurance business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MediaAlpha is an advertising technology company. It operates exchange platforms that facilitate real-time transactions between. .. Link: White Mountains company

DeSilva invest in anti-drugs message

Source: The Royal Gazette Anti-drug initiatives and programmes designed to protect children are cost effective in the long term, according to the Minister of Social Development and Sport. Zane DeSilva said US data tells us that for every 1 spent on prevention, education and programmes, 18 is saved that would have been spent on…

Charities can apply for funding online

Source: The Royal Gazette Non-profit groups can now apply for funding online via the Bank of Bermuda Foundation website. The Foundation, which provides up to 2. 5 million in funding to the charitable sector each year, says its user-friendly format will capture important information that can be retained to make the process simpler for…

Donation to literacy charities

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda Aviation Services Limited has donated 2,000 to support two literacy charities. The group gave 1,000 each to the Reading Clinic and the reading festival organised by Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. The Reading Clinic gives support to students who have a specific language based learning…

Drivers Treated & Discharged Following Collision

Source: Bernews Two women were taken to the hospital via ambulance for “medical assessment of non-life threatening injuries, treated and later discharged” following a two car collision in Hamilton on Saturday afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “‎Around 4:10pm Saturday, October 14th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported two car… Link:

30-Year-Old Man In ICU After Collision

Source: Bernews A 30-year-old male motorcyclist who was injured in a collision with a car on October 14th is in stable condition in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this morning [October 16th] the 30-year-old male motorcyclist from Pembroke injured in a collision with a car that occurred… Link:

Anti-Violence Youth Forum On October 21st

Source: Bernews YouthVision Promotions in association with Crawl Gospel Hall Church Family is getting set to present the “Peace in Hamilton Parish” anti-violence Youth Development Forum on Saturday, October 21st from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Desmond Crockwell said, “On behalf of YouthVision Promotions and Visionz Magazine, I would like to invite the public… Link:

Photos & Results: Bermuda Motocross Racing

Source: Bernews The 2017/18 Bermuda Motocross Club Race season continued, with Drake Raynor, Grae Edness, Jazuri Easton, Keon Glasford, Detroy Bean, LeTroy Trott, Zico Majors and Aaron Cannonier emerging as winners from the day’s action. Drake Raynor won the Pee Wee Class on the day, while the 50cc Class was won by… Link:

BAS Donate $2K To Support Children’s Literacy

Source: Bernews Bermuda Aviation Services Limited [BAS] has donated $1,000 each to The Reading Clinic and The Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 18th Annual Children’s Reading Festival. Belinda Cameron and Sierra Paynter, representatives of BAS, presented the $2,000 worth of donations to Reading Clinic Executive Director Dr Glenn… Link:

Helping women celebrate island life

Source: The Royal Gazette Megan Rumbelow was certain she would fit right in when she moved back to Bermuda. She was Bermudian after all, and had lived here until her parents split up when she was 10. After that I rotated between America, Bermuda and England, said the 36-year-old. I always knew I would…

Zuill determined to grow Special Olympics

Source: The Royal Gazette The second Special Olympics event was held in perfect weather on Saturday at the National Stadium, where the track and field meet took place after torch relays from across Bermuda. Alicia Zuill, chairwoman of the Special Olympics, is hoping the event will continue to grow considering the amount of athletes…

Bus cancellations on Monday morning

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Public Transportation has issued the bus cancellations for Monday morning. The following buses will not be running Route 10G from St Georges to Hamilton at 8. 15am. Route 10xp from St Georges to Hamilton at 8am. Route 6 from St Georges to St Davids at 7. 04pm.…

BZS To Host ‘Spooky Trails’ On Trunk Island

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to host “Spooky Trails on Trunk Island” on Saturday, October 28 from 6.00pm to 9.30pm. The event promotion said, “This event is for the whole family. Price per person: Members $25, Non-members $35 “Join us for an exciting evening on Trunk Island,… Link:

Off The Rock: Bermuda Gateway Airport Scores

Source: Bernews [Travel column written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s gateway airports did not fare well in a recent survey. J.D. Power’s North American Airport Satisfaction Study – which really only did US airports and not all of North America – rated the 60 biggest airports in the States. The airports were separated into three… Link:

Weather Forecast For Monday October 16

Source: Bernews Monday, October 16 is expected to see clouds with thunderstorms likely, with the high to be near 27°C/81°F and the low to be near 26°C/76°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be south. The relative humidity is expected to be near 80%. Sunrise will be at 7.23am and… Link:

Transport of delight at museum

Source: The Royal Gazette The islands transport museum is step up a gear when it reopens in its new location in Dockyard. The Bermuda Transport Museum formerly the Vintage Transportation Museum based in the Bermudiana Arcade, Hamilton will open its doors next weekend. Vintage vehicle collector Paul Martins opened the museum in the Chicane…

Onions fight from three down to earn point

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtSomerset Trojans 3 Flanagans OnionsltbgtSomerset Trojans ended their scoring drought but still could not pick up their first win of the season after Flanagans Onion came from three goals down to earn a point at Somerset Cricket Club on Saturday. The game looked done and dusted in Somersets favour after…

Butlers band aid

Source: The Royal Gazette Two island bands featuring young musicians are to be picked to appear in next years Bermuda Festival. Auditions are to be held next month to whittle down hopefuls to six bands, who will go on to the next stage of judging. Dale Butler, one of three judges in the competition,…

“Speak Up Overcome Survive” On Nov 18th

Source: Bernews Restoration House Ministries International is getting set to present “Speak-up Overcome Survive” on November 18th, with this year’s topic will address “abuse, violence and trafficking encountered in our community.” The event announcement said, “Now presenting its 7th conference in the He Loves Me Series, Restoration House Ministries, International is proud… Link:

Butterfield joint 44th overall in Kona

Source: The Royal Gazette Tyler Butterfield finished joint 44th overall, 38th among pros, in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, yesterday. Patrick Lange, of Germany, smashed the full course record by two minutes to win in a time of 8hr 1min 40sec. Lange record 4845 in the 2. 4-mile swim, 42853 in the…

‘The Bermuda Connection’ Book Published

Source: Bernews A newly published book titled The Bermuda Connection, part of the Nick Randall series, follows the fictional tale of a bioengineer – the protagonist’s son – who “finds himself engulfed in his own mystery” and “their paths cross when they are both drawn to a mysterious woman on the Island… Link:

Women Of St. Philip Evening Of Gospel Jazz

Source: Bernews The Women of St. Philip are getting set to present an Evening of Gospel Jazz on Saturday, October 28 at 7.00pm at St. Philip AME Church. A spokesperson said, “The Women of St. Philip invites you to an Evening of Jazz, under the patronage of our Pastor, Presiding Elder Rev.… Link:

100 Minute Video: Meeting On Dog Regulations

Source: Bernews The Department of Environment and Natural Resources held two town hall meetings this week to discuss possible amendments to the Dogs Act 2008, with the meetings covering topics including the prohibited and restricted breeds list, breeding, penalties, care, reporting of dog bites and more. 1-hour & 39-minute live video replay… Link:

Charman Art Prize Awarded To Alia Hamza

Source: Bernews Alia Hamza has been awarded this year’s Charman Prize for her mixed media copper and glass piece The Other. Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art hosted the Grand Opening of the exhibition on Friday [October 13]. The biennial award is open to local artists based in Bermuda and Bermudians abroad and… Link:

Photos: Special Olympics Track & Field Event

Source: Bernews The Special Olympics Bermuda hosted their track and field heats this weekend at the National Sports Centre, with a torch relay getting the proceedings underway. The day began in the morning with a torch relay involving members of the Police and Fire departments who carried torches from Somerset and St.… Link:

Alia Hamza wins Charman Prize

Source: The Royal Gazette Artist Alia Hamza has been awarded this years Charman Prize for a mixed media work in copper and glass. Her piece called The Other beat nearly 120 other works to win the top award of 10,000 in the competition established by art lover and island businessman John Charman. Ms Hamza…

Two People Injured In Car Collision In Hamilton

Source: Bernews At around 4.00pm this afternoon [Oct 14] the police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and ambulance personnel responded to a collision in Hamilton. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:10pm Saturday, October 14th police responded to a report of a two car collision at the junction of Church Street and Court… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday October 15

Source: Bernews Sunday, October 15 is expected to be windy with rain showers early then mostly sunny conditions later in the day, with the high to be near 27°C/80°F and the low to be near 24°C/76°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ESE. The relative humidity is expected to… Link:

BZS Lecture: “Introduction To Bermuda’s Bees”

Source: Bernews The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by Mr. Tom Sinclair on the topic of “Introduction to Bermuda’s Bees.” The lecture will take place on Thursday, October 19 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The event is free and open to… Link:

KFC backs Big Brothers Big Sisters

Source: The Royal Gazette Fast food firm KFC today launched a cut price Halloween voucher scheme to boost a childrens charity. KFC is selling packets of five vouchers for 2 which are redeemable for up to 12. 25 of food at the Queen Street, Hamilton restaurant with all proceeds going to Big Brothers Big…

Burst main halts water supply in Devonshire

Source: The Royal Gazette A burst main pipe has cut off water to areas in Devonshire. The broken water main, in the Devon Spring area, meant supplies were disrupted to people central and east of the Devon Springs pumping station. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Public Works said that, even after repairs are…

Family Seeks Dog That Escaped From US Airport

Source: Bernews A family who moved to Bermuda has returned to Tampa with the hope they can find their beloved dog who escaped from workers when they were getting ready to load her on a plane at Tampa International Airport. This is according to multiple media reports in Tampa, which said that… Link:

Video: ‘Pick Your Pumpkins’ At Astwood Park

Source: Bernews The eight annual “Pick Your Own Pumpkins” event is being this weekend at Astwood Park in Warwick, allowing people, young and old, to come and pick pumpkins as the Halloween season gets underway. Organised by J&J Produce, the fun filled day also includes free face painting and tractor rides. The… Link:

BUEI To Show Lady Macbeth & Only Living Boy

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is getting set to screen two films, Lady Macbeth, on Wednesday, October 18 at 7.30pm and The Only Living Boy in New York on Sunday, October 15 at 5.15pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. Trailer for Lady Macbeth: The event poster says, “Rural England, 1865. Katherine… Link:

KFC Kicks Off Halloween Voucher Campaign

Source: Bernews For the third consecutive year, KFC Bermuda has launched its Halloween vouchers for kid’s campaign, with all funds set to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda charity. In the first two years of this annual campaign, KFC was pleased to support its long-time community partner, the Bermuda Red… Link:

Government plans to double BEDC capital

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation used just a third of its guarantee capacity to support businesses last year. The Bermuda Government has announced plans to double the corporations 1 million of capital used to guarantee loans for small businesses but the amount of capital used for loans has fallen steadily.…

No hiding from US tax authorities

Source: The Royal Gazette A Bermudian and his foreign-born spouse come home for permanent residence in Bermuda. A reader FAQ featured on September 16, 2017 asked the following A Bermudian friend of ours is returning to Bermuda with his foreign spouse after two decades living in the United States. What are the ramifications of…

Vacation home is an expensive toy

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Dave,What is your opinion of buying a vacation home, then renting it out when youre not there?ltbgt J. P. ltbgtDear J. P. ,I see nothing wrong with it, as long as youre buying with cash and youre also debt-free. A vacation home is a wonderful extra as you start…

National pride hit by parasitical new Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda has materially changed and the differences that have occurred within just a couple of generations are staggering and are yet to be fully appreciated. I have a Wall Street friend who remembers as an outsider trying to get in and penetrate the investment attitudes of former times. As a…

Soul singer inspires with her voice

Source: The Royal Gazette Rodericka Seaman was only 12 when she realised her voice had the power to win souls for Jesus. Her mother, Deborah Williams, encouraged her to share her talent she often sang for people as they walked along Court Street in the mid-1990s. She remembers how many would stop and listen…

Video: Interview With Leila Madeiros From ABIR

Source: Bernews Payments by Bermuda re/insurers following the recent hurricanes, mergers & acquisitions in the industry, and local taxes were some of the topics that Leila Madeiros from the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] discussed as she sat down with Bernews this week for a live interview on our Facebook page. Speaking with… Link:

Repairs Underway In Devon Spring, Devonshire

Source: Bernews The Public Works Ministry advised that repairs are underway to fix a water main break in the Devon Spring, Devonshire area, which will result in a disruption of water service for area residents. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising that repair works are underway to fix… Link:

Premier talks taxes on BBC World News

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt fought Bermudas corner on tax in an interview on Britains BBC World News. The Premier, also Minister of Finance, appeared on the channels ltigtTalking Businessltigt yesterday and emphasised that Bermuda complied with international tax standards. Interviewer Aaron Heslehurst quizzed Mr Burt on the charity. .. Link: Premier

Call for knife crime whistleblowers

Source: The Royal Gazette The mother of a man murdered in a senseless stabbing yesterday backed a call from Crime Stoppers Bermuda for knife crime whistleblowers to come forward. Belinda Ann Darrell said Whoever knows something, please come forward and speak up so that I can have peace of mind, and my son can…

Charity drive on pedals for Edinburgh awards

Source: The Royal Gazette The islands Duke of Edinburghs International Award programme will benefit from charity pedal power next week. Gym Court House Squash and Wellness selected the organisation for its upcoming spinathon fundraiser on exercise bikes. Court House manager and instructor Alison Ince said she appreciated the Duke of Edinburghs Award. ..

Victims father reveals pain and heartache

Source: The Royal Gazette The grieving family of Raymond Butterfield yesterday told of his pride at becoming a father for the first time just weeks before he was stabbed to death. Victim impact statements from Mr Butterfields father Raymond Butterfield Sr and his daughters mother Shaundae Hollis were read out in Supreme Court as…

Diverted Flight Lands Safely At Bermuda Airport

Source: Bernews A private aircraft landed safely at Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport tonight [Oct 13] after the plane experienced a technical problem resulting in the pilot declaring an emergency and diverting back to the island. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service trucks, together with an ambulance and police met the aircraft when… Link:

Argus shares climb 6

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Argus Group Holdings Ltd jumped 6. 1 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The insurer gained 23 cents to close the week on 4 as 1,500 of its shares changed hands. Fellow insurer BFampM Ltd also traded, with its shares inching lower by 5 cents, or 0.…

30 Minute Video: Oct 13 ZBM Evening News

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

Weather Forecast For Saturday October 14

Source: Bernews Saturday, October 14 is expected to see variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the morning, with the high to be near 26°C/79°F and the low to be near 23°C/74°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be east. The relative humidity is expected to be near 75%. Sunrise will… Link:

BSX Moving To A T+2 Settlement Cycle

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX] today announced that effective Monday, October 23rd the Exchange will be moving to a T +2 [trade date plus two days] settlement cycle. This following an announcement last month by both the US’ Depository Trust Companies and Canada’s Central Securities Depositories [CSDs] that they were… Link:

Reception To Welcome Golfer Nancy Lopez

Source: Bernews LPGA legend Nancy Lopez attended a reception held yesterday evening [Oct 12] to welcome her and 41 others who are visiting the island this weekend as part of Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures. The group will play at four local golf courses in three days, including Port Royal, Mid Ocean, Turtle… Link:

Court drink-driver banned

Source: The Royal Gazette A 57-year-old Smiths man has been banned from the road for three years after pleading guilty to impaired driving. The incident took place in Pembroke earlier this month. Magistrates Court heard that Stanley Correia was stopped on his motorcycle after he swerved to avoid a head-on collision with a traffic…

Visit statistics booth today

Source: The Royal Gazette People are encouraged to visit a Department of Statistics booth in the lower level of the Washington Mall today. Officers from the Department will be on hand from noon to 2pm in observation of Caricom Statistics Day. This year, the theme of the day is Improving the lives of people…

Investor quiz 2,500 winner over the moon

Source: The Royal Gazette Timothy Kikuvi emerged as the winner of a prize worth 2,500 in a Bermuda Stock Exchange-sponsored quiz to mark World Investor Week. Entrants in the BSX WIW Quiz Challenge were invited to answer six questions embedded in a series of investment-related articles in The Royal Gazette last week. Of the…

Id put Joshua to sleep, says Bowe

Source: The Royal Gazette Riddick Bowe has seen nothing in the present crop of heavyweight boxers to make him believe they could withstand his African soup bone. That is the moniker Bowe bestowed upon his explosive right hand a nickname borrowed from his mother, Dorothy Bowe, who shared a similar talent for dishing out…

Healing hands

Source: The Royal Gazette As a child, Andie Holman loved sports but when puberty hit, all the fun went away. Her enormous boobs were the problem. By the time she was 13, she was wearing granny bras, huge contraptions that did not give her the support she needed. She endured sweat stains and heat…

Regiment To Host Family Fun Day On Saturday

Source: Bernews The island’s defence force is to throw open its doors this weekend for a family fun day designed to showcase the benefits of service. Royal Bermuda Regiment Adjutant Major Duncan Simons said: “We want to provide an opportunity for the public and particularly potential recruits to get a look behind… Link:

Video: October 13th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Paul Telford named new BTA Board Chairman, two drivers arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after separate collisions, Crime Stoppers Bermuda launches “Blow the Whistle on Crime” campaign, Bermuda’s global industry groups join forces with middle-school teachers, Premier Burt meets with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Dr Evans’ lawyer requests retraction and apology, and Nahki… Link:

Football: First & Masters Matches Rescheduled

Source: Bernews The First Division match between HPWC/St Georges scheduled for Saturday, October 14th has been moved to Sunday, October 15th – 12:30pm at Wellington Oval, the Bermuda Football Association said today. The Masters Division match between St George’s Stallions and HPWC scheduled for Saturday, October 14th has been postponed. The Masters… Link:

Workshop Opportunity For Local Teachers

Source: Bernews Warwick Academy is hosting a series of courses for all primary and secondary teachers on the island next week, beginning on Monday, October 16. A spokesperson said, “Professional Development is always on the top of Warwick Academy’s list of priorities and as a result they are welcoming to the school… Link:

Photos & Results: BBA Madison Criterium

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Bicycle Association’s 2017 Road Race Season resumed with the Madison Criterium at Southside. Dominique Mayho won the Adult Male race stopping the clock in a time of 39:59.670, Kaden Hopkins crossed the line second in 40:38.874 and Darren Glasford finished third clocking 41:06.053. Ashley Estwanik rode the victory… Link:

Carla Seely Column: The Cost Of Living Longer

Source: Bernews [Written by Carla Seely] Ask yourself a question – If a scientist could create a pill that allowed you to live another 10 to 20 years, extending your lifespan to between 110 and 115 years, would you take it? Well, I can certainly answer that question: Definitely not! It doesn’t matter… Link:

Axis and Everest estimate catastrophe losses

Source: The Royal Gazette Two Bermuda reinsurers estimated a combined 1. 8 billion in pre-tax catastrophe losses for the third quarter. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as two earthquakes in Mexico were among the natural disasters that led to Everest Re estimating a net 1. 2 billion in catastrophe losses and Axis…

Whitehurst given ten years for manslaughter

Source: The Royal Gazette A young man with links to the MOB gang has been jailed for ten years for killing a motorcyclist associated with a rival group. Kethyio Whitehurst, 21, chased Travis Lowe through the back streets of Southampton at high speed on his motorcycle, causing Mr Lowe to collide head-on with a…

Premier meets UK Foreign Secretary

Source: The Royal Gazette The Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt this evening met UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnston. David Burt briefed Mr Johnston on Bermudas bid to attract more foreign investment and maintain its blue chip reputation. Mr Burt said the UK had pledged support to the islands ambition to grow its…

Photos & Results: Bermuda Powerboat Racing

Source: Bernews The final Bermuda Powerboat Association race of the season took place off the Spanish Point Boat Club, which served as the Spanish Point Grand Prix. Andrew Cottingham did not take the Chequered Flag in the D Class to complete a perfect season, he and Shane Madeiros, finish behind Steven Eversley… Link:

Video: Live Telethon In Aid Of Hurricane Victims

Source: Bernews [Updated with live video stream] Locals will be asked to open their hearts and their pocketbooks this week as Bermuda Broadcasting and the West Indian Association [Bermuda] team up to raise funds for hurricane victims. A live Telethon will be held at the Berkeley Institute this evening [Thursday], under the… Link:

Ascendant climbs to year high

Source: The Royal Gazette Ascendant Group Ltd rose to a new 52-week high as its shares gained 2. 6 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The company, which is the parent of power utility Belco, climbed 24 cents to close on 9. 49 as 1,300 shares changed hands. Telecoms group One Communications Ltd…

Tuckers Point head is new BTA chairman

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian hotel chief Paul Telford was yesterday announced as the new chairman of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Mr Telford said I am excited to accept this appointment at a time of great opportunity and optimism for tourism in Bermuda. I look forward to leading the Bermuda Tourism Authority through the…

Patrick Nisbett Wins Brabant Cup In Belgium

Source: Bernews The Royal Country Club in Belgium recently hosted the Brabant Cup, with Bermudian equestrian Patrick Nisbett and Jahwara D’Ysenbeeck Z winning the Gold Medal. Sandra Buytaert earned a Silver Medal, with the Bronze going to Marie Bricourt and Un Prince de Gre. Related Stories Patrick Nisbett Concludes Competing In Belgium Patrick… Link:

Evans demands removal of PS

Source: The Royal Gazette Ministry of Education permanent secretary Valerie Robinson-James should be fired or moved to another role over a bungled bid to fire Commissioner of Education Freddie Evans, his lawyers said today. Mark Diel of law firm Marshall Diel and Myers made the demand as one of four conditions for Dr Evans…

Crime Stoppers campaign launches Sunday

Source: The Royal Gazette Crime Stoppers Bermuda is starting a campaign to encourage whistleblowers in the wake of a series of knife attacks. The Blow the Whistle on Crime awareness campaign will begin on Sunday with the Argus and Crime Stoppers 5k Fun Run and Walk Road Race. Alex MacDonald, Crime Stoppers Bermuda chairman,…

Chamber calls for clampdown on tax arrears

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Government needs to do a better job of collecting unpaid taxes due before it starts looking for new ways to tax the public. That is one of the views expressed by the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, reacting to the release of the independent Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre…

CedarBridge to lace up for breast cancer

Source: The Royal Gazette CedarBridge students will today take to their feet to fight breast cancer a year after the death of teacher Janet LePage. The school will be holding the Wildcats Breast Cancer Two Mile Walkathon to support the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centres radiation therapy initiative. The issue of breast cancer is…

Power Outage: King’s Square Bathroom Closed

Source: Bernews The restrooms on King’s Square in St George’s are currently closed due to a power outage and will reopen once BELCO has restored power. A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of St. George [CSG] would like to inform the public that the restrooms on King’s Square are currently closed due to… Link:

Photos: BNAA Fort Scaur Cross Country Race

Source: Bernews The Bermuda National Athletics Association’s Cross Country season resumed with runners competing on the Fort Scaur course. Sean Trott won the Men’s Open 4 Mile Run clocking a time of 26:09, with Oliver Kempe second in 34:10. Gayle Lindsay won the Women’s Open 3 Mile race with a time of… Link:

Get qualified and job opportunities abound

Source: The Royal Gazette Job opportunities abound in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration trades for locals who are prepared to get qualified. That was the clear message from Brendan Stones, general manager of AirCare Ltd, speaking at the Hamilton Rotary Club in Paget. He discussed the companys commitment, successes and challenges. ..

Basketball League: Hornets Defeat Warriors

Source: Bernews Only one game was on tap in the Bermuda Basketball Elite City League inside the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium. The Hornets defeated the Warriors 77 – 73, Alex Butterfield led the Hornets to victory with 23 points, he also had 5 Rebounds, 4 assist and 2 Steals, Kobie Inlay 26 points… Link:

Warwick Dominates At Swim Championships

Source: Bernews Warwick Academy made a huge splash at the BSSF Senior and Middle School Swimming Championships at the National Sports Center. Warwick left everyone in the wake in winning every Division, they were crowned overall Senior School Champions with 353 points. Saltus Grammar School were second with 259 points. Warwick won… Link:

Chef Edmund Smith Paired With Tyrone Pedro

Source: Bernews Executive Chef Edmund Smith, from Ascots, is working alongside culinary arts student Tyrone Pedro at the upcoming Plates of Passion event run by Bermuda Hospitality Institute, which sees local Culinary Arts students paired up with some of the Island’s top chefs. Executive Chef Edmund Smith How long have you been… Link:

Single-vehicle crash on South Road

Source: The Royal Gazette There has been single-vehicle crash on South Road near Brighton Hill at about 10. 15pm this evening resulting in an overturned car. The driver of the car, believed to be a 64-year-old man from Hamilton Parish, has been taken to KEMH for treatment to minor injuries, which are not believed…

Traffic Diverted From Scene Of Overturned Car

Source: Bernews [Updated] Emergency services responded to a report of a collision on South Road, just west of Brighton Hill in Devonshire, at approximately 10.15pm tonight [Oct 11]. On arrival we understand they found a car overturned in the road with a person inside. Unofficial reports indicate the person had to be… Link:

Medium alert over gastroenteritis increase

Source: The Royal Gazette An increase in reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting illness over the last four weeks has caused the Ministry of Health to issue a medium alert. The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit released a statement asking members of the public to contact their healthcare provider if they are concerned about symptoms…

Hurricane Ophelia Matches 124-Year-Old Record

Source: Bernews Ophelia — the 15th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Season — has strengthened into a hurricane, becoming the 10th consecutive Atlantic named storm to reach hurricane status, matching the all-time record which last occurred over 120 years ago – in 1893. This is according to Dr Phil Klotzbach, a… Link:

Column: Land Tax Bills After Selling House?

Source: Bernews [Written by Harry Kessaram] Remember learning about the Boston Tea party in history class and the rallying cry, “no taxation without representation”? Well, if you find yourself being billed for land tax on a house you’ve sold, that could be a case of “taxation without accurate representation”. Simply put, you… Link:

Fire officers promoted

Source: The Royal Gazette Three Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service firefighters today celebrated their promotions. Lieutenants Aaron Denkins, Troy Furbert and Mark Taylor all stepped up to Divisional Officer. Wayne Caines, Minister of National Security, said It is always a proud occasion when we can celebrate the commitment and service of the men and…

Ministry: Increase In Diarrhoea, Vomiting Illness

Source: Bernews Due to an “increase in diarrhoea and vomiting illness [gastroenteritis] in the community” over the last four weeks, the Health Ministry has issued a “medium alert.” “The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] of the Ministry of Health would like to inform the public of an increase in diarrhoea and vomiting… Link:

Police probe sudden death

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have launched a probe into the sudden death of St Georges man Wilfred DeGraff last Friday. A police spokesman said We understand that Mr DeGraff recently travelled to Canada, and returned to Bermuda on September 26. Whilst his death is not considered suspicious, we are interested in talking to…

XL estimates 1.48bn in catastrophe losses

Source: The Royal Gazette XL Group Ltd has estimated net catastrophe losses of 1. 48 billion for the third quarter. Most of the losses about 1. 33 billion were attributed to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The announcement comes after the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers said Bermuda entities were likely to pay…

Video: “Taking Off” Highlights Airport Interior

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

Owner of poor condition pitbull sought

Source: The Royal Gazette News Staff The Bermuda SPCA is looking to track down the owner of a pitbull discovered in very poor condition. The tan-and-white adult male dog was found in the Mission Lane area of Pembroke. He is extremely thin and has a very bad skin condition which was infected and bleeding…

Burt has wide-ranging meeting with Gurra

Source: The Royal Gazette Premier David Burt had a wide-ranging meeting with OECD Secretary General ngel Gurra in Paris during his first official visit to Europe. The meeting was a chance for the Premier to discuss how the OECD is assisting small countries to address environmental issues such as global warming. They also talked…

Advisory: Road Works Set For Oct 13th & 15th

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public about upcoming road works that will take place on Friday, October 13th and Sunday, October 15th. A Government spokesperson said, “This Ministry of Public Works is advising of the following upcoming road works / road closures: “Friday, October 13, starting at… Link:

Premier Burt Continues Meetings In Europe

Source: Bernews During his first official visit to Europe, Premier and Finance Minister David Burt had a meeting with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría in Paris. “The meeting with the Secretary General was wide reaching with the OECD leader offering the Premier information on how the OECD is assisting small countries to address… Link:

Former Prisoner Deported Via Private Jet

Source: Bernews A foreign national has been deported after serving a prison sentence, with officials confirming that the “deportee was transported via private jet due to associated security risks for transit via the UK, US or Canada.” Asked about suggestions that Kirk Mundy — a Jamaican national who was charged in the… Link:

Gig rowers show support for Robertsons

Source: The Royal Gazette A group of gig rowers will attempt a gruelling 20-mile round trip from St Georges Harbour to North Rock in support of Robertsons Drug Store, which was badly damaged by fire last month. The pharmacy on York Street, St Georges suffered a devastating blaze on September 2. The business has…

Road to recovery for fall victim

Source: The Royal Gazette Steven McPhee does not remember falling down the stairs. Split open, from his forehead to his crown, he called to his neighbour for help. They rushed him to hospital in the middle of the night. He had 30 stitches, but needs spinal surgery to fully recover. Until then, he is…

Realistic Butterfield dreaming big

Source: The Royal Gazette Tyler Butterfield is an athlete who does not particularly prescribe to the power of positive thinking. After 15 years as a professional, Butterfield is far more of a realist than an optimist and knows more than most that perfect preparations do not necessarily equate to a perfect race. Butterfield heads…

October Is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Source: Bernews [Written by Tina Laws] It is 4am, you’re returning from the bathroom to get back into bed for a few more minutes of shut eye. Until, you hear the front door open and slammed closed. You quickly pretend to be asleep, however, your partner decides that you are going to… Link:

Boat Jumble Sale & Family Fun Day On Oct 22

Source: Bernews Everyone has seen yard and car boot sales – now there will be one for boats. The West End Development Corporation [WEDCO] is organizing a Boat Jumble Sale and Family Fun Day at the Royal Naval Dockyard on Sunday, October 22 from 11am to 4pm. “People who want to register… Link:

Troops and police thanked for Caribbean Mission

Source: The Royal Gazette Governor John Rankin last night thanked Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers and police officers for their hard work in hurricane-hit UK territories in the Caribbean. Mr Rankin said Im both immensely grateful and enormously proud at the role the RBR and the Bermuda Police Service played in the hurricane response. Mr…

Wenesday bus cancellations

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Public Transportation has issued the bus cancellations for Wednesday. The following buses will not be running Route 4-Sj from Hamilton to Spanish Point at 7. 30am, route 4-Sj from Spanish Point to Hamilton at 7. 42am, route 8 from Hamilton to Barnes Corner at 8. 30am and…

Soldiers & Police Thanked For Caribbean Mission

Source: Bernews Governor John Rankin tonight [Oct 10] thanked Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers and police officers for their hard work in hurricane-hit UK territories in the Caribbean. Mr Rankin said: “I’m both immensely grateful and enormously proud at the role the RBR and the Bermuda Police Service played in the hurricane response.”… Link:

Bermuda Quilters’ Guild To Hold Show On Oct 27

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Quilters’ Guild will be holding a show of members’ work on Friday October 27 from 11am to 6pm and Saturday October 28 from 10am to 5pm at the St. Mary’s Church Hall in Warwick. Along with the show of quilts and quilted items there will be quilting demonstrations… Link:

‘Build Greater Resilience To Face New Normal’

Source: Bernews The catastrophic hurricanes that ripped through the Caribbean recently were “likely to be the new normal,” and “provided the evidence of the reality of climate change,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said. The impact of the storms also pointed to the need for the Region to “build greater resilience to… Link:

Argus Group down 5.8

Source: The Royal Gazette Argus Group shares dropped by 23 cents, or 5. 8 per cent, to 3. 77 after 20,398 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Shares of Ascendant Group improved by one cent, or 0. 1 per cent, to 9. 26 after 35,049 changed hands. On the New York Stock Exchange, shares…

Greenrock: ‘Wider Impact On Our Ecosystem’

Source: Bernews Following the Minister’s statement on importing restricted concentrated forms of glyphosate herbicide, environmental organisation Greenrock said while they are currently studying the statement, their “primary concern is that the studies completed by the Government to date only account for human health and have not looked at the wider impact on… Link:

Coaches wanted to support Mirrors Programme

Source: The Royal Gazette Coaches for the Mirrors Programme are in demand, to make a positive difference in young peoples lives. Volunteers are being called for by Zane DeSilva, the Minister of Social Development and Sports, to support one young person aged 14 to 17 across an eight-month period. While 35 young people have…

OBA: ‘Total Bill Larger Than Outgoing Cabinet’

Source: Bernews The Premier has “appointed 5 Junior Ministers to assist the 11 full-time Cabinet members,” and “not only is his total bill larger than that of our outgoing Cabinet, but having this many assistants begs the question as to the competence of those whom he has chosen,” Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin… Link:

Public warning about infant bath tubs

Source: The Royal Gazette Parents are being warned about infant bath tubs after a host of new regulations were introduced in the United States to prevent drownings. The Department of Consumer Affairs said new safety rules came into effect in the US on October 2. As a result, it is illegal to sell infant…

‘Ice Skating’ Rink To Return To St. George’s

Source: Bernews ‘Ice skating’ enthusiasts will be able to hit the rink again this year, as St. George Skates is set to return, opening in November at Somers Garden in St George. The announcement said, “Planning Factory Bermuda [PFB] with Presenting Sponsors, RUBiS and Bermuda Gas, are bringing back the popular holiday… Link:

Mall owners go solar to save 17,000 a year

Source: The Royal Gazette Owner of a Hamilton shopping mall and office complex expect a solar panel installation to save them 17,000 a year in electricity costs. And Washington Properties Bermuda Ltd, owner of Washington Mall, says it will pass on those savings to tenants. As part of a major upgrade of the mall,…

HRC calls for halt on immigration law change

Source: The Royal Gazette The Human Rights Commission has called on the Government to withdraw amendments that would give immigration legislation priority over the Human Rights Act. In a statement the HRC called for consultation on the amendment. An HRC spokeswoman said The HRC has not yet seen the draft Bill and therefore cannot…

Solar Panels Installed At Washington Mall

Source: Bernews An investment in solar energy will help tenants at Bermuda’s premier shopping mall and office complex save money, Washington Properties said today. As part of a major upgrade of Washington Mall, owners Washington Properties are installing bi-facial solar panels on the roof of one of their buildings. Paul Slaughter, Director and… Link:

Architects aim to tackle accessibility issue

Source: The Royal Gazette Architects in Bermuda are looking for ways to make more businesses accessible to the physically challenged and visually impaired. The Institute of Bermuda Architects IBA hosted an architectural tour last week in Hamilton for members and invited industry associates to experience what the visually impaired go through on a daily…

Ranger is on the right track

Source: The Royal Gazette In the middle of the South African bush, Talley Smith asked herself, How did I get here?She wasnt lost. The ranger was reflecting on the steps that took her from a job in banking in Bermuda 11 years ago, to a safari lodge. I never thought Id be carrying a…

Wells can be a weapon for Burnley

Source: The Royal Gazette Nahki Wells is among several big threats for Burnley, according to Phil Bardsley, his new team-mate. Wells is still waiting to make his debut for Burnley after his 5 million move from Huddersfield Town on transfer deadline day. The 27-year-old is recovering from an ankle injury and had minor surgery…

Dr Clarence Maxwell Talk: ‘Set Us Free’

Source: Bernews ThinkFest 2017 continues this Sunday [Oct 15] with ‘Set Us Free, Bermudians during the Humanitarian Revolution’, a talk by Clarence Maxwell, PhD. Dr Maxwell’s presentation will outline how Bermudians contributed to the end of slavery debates as well as the demands for equality. Presently assistant professor of Caribbean and Latin… Link:

Two New Ambulances Donated To Hospital

Source: Bernews The Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda [HAB] has donated two new ambulances costing $197,600 to the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB], which brings the total number of BHB ambulances to seven. “The two new vehicles are slightly larger than BHB’s previous models. They are both Ford Transit type 2 ambulances and were… Link:

HRC Urge Govt to Withdraw Immigration Bill

Source: Bernews Following the tabling of the Bermuda Immigration [No. 2] Act 2017 in the House of Assembly, the Human Rights Commission said they are “steadfastly against the Government’s decision to table” the Bill, and urged the Government to “withdraw the tabled Bill to allow for proper consultation.” Bill Tabled In House… Link:

Tuesdays bus cancellations announced

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Public Transportation has announced the bus cancellations for tomorrow morning. The following buses are cancelled Route 4-Sj, Hamilton to Spanish Point at 7. 30am route 4-Sj, Spanish Point to Hamilton at 7. 42am Route 8, Hamilton to Barnes Corner at 8. 30am route 7, Barnes Corner to…

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Morning

Source: Bernews The cancellation of bus routes continue, with the Ministry releases a list of bus cancellations for tomorrow morning, Tuesday October 10th, with five bus runs cancelled so far. Related Stories Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday… Link:

Photos: Crystal Caves Closed Due To High Tides

Source: Bernews The popular tourist attraction Crystal Caves had to close today [Oct 9] due to the excessively high tide the island has been experiencing over the last few days. The excessively high tide of 4.3 feet has resulted in flooding in different areas across the island and caused staff to close… Link:

Video: Nolan Scores In North Texas Victory

Source: Bernews Bermudian footballer Aaliyah Nolan scored for North Texas in the 9th minute as they defeated UT-San Antonio 4-0 in Texas. The school’s match report said, “The North Texas soccer team secured its 23rd consecutive winning season with a 4-0 win over UT-San Antonio [2-11, 1-5] Sunday afternoon at the Mean… Link:

Mental Health Awareness Week Launched

Source: Bernews The Minister of Health Kim Wilson proclaimed this week as Mental Health Awareness Week at Carrick House, home of Bermuda Hospitals Board’s fitness centre earlier today. This year’s theme is Mental Health in the Workplace. It is estimated that three hundred million people suffer from depression, many of whom also… Link:

Fire safety week launches

Source: The Royal Gazette Minister of National Security Wayne Caines today attended the launch of the Bermuda Fire amp Rescue Services annual Fire Safety Awareness Week. Mr Caines said he was pleased to support the BFampRSs awareness efforts by participating in a fire safety demonstration, as well as reading the annual Proclamation to school…

Photos & Video: Flooding At Mill Creek Road

Source: Bernews The excessively high tide today [Oct 9] resulted in flooding, with the high tide of 4.3 feet causing areas of Mill Creek Road to be covered with inches of water. Traffic turning onto the road hesitated in crossing the watery path with many car drivers and cyclists turning around and… Link:

All quiet on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed where it started at 2,146. 47 after a day of no trading on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Butterfield Banks New York Stock Exchange-listed shares did trade, gaining 4 cents, or 0. 1 per cent, to close on 36. 93. The BSX Insurance Index was flat,…

Bermuda hosts Canadian Consul to New York

Source: The Royal Gazette Government officials hosted the Canadian Consul General to New York, Phyllis Yaffe, who completed a round of courtesy talks and acquainted herself with Bermuda. The Consul Generals area of responsibility includes the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware as well as Bermuda. David Burt, the Premier,.…

Gombeys take centre stage

Source: The Royal Gazette Crowds packed the stands on Saturday evening for the Gombey Festival Showcase, which was expanded this year to a full weekends activities. Among them were family and friends of the late Terry Termite Simmons, the Gombey stalwart who was this years honouree. From 5pm to 9pm, the drumming and dancing…

Airport update loud phase finished

Source: The Royal Gazette The loudest phase of the construction for the airport redevelopment project has been completed ahead of schedule. All 719 piles have been driven beneath the surface to create the foundation for the new terminal at the L. F. Wade International Airport, according to a press release from Skyport. Pile driving…

Foggo salutes postal staff

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Post Office is observing World Post Day today. The event marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 and aims to generate broader awareness of the Posts role. Government reform minister Lovitta Foggo said in a statement Each year, more than 150 countries…

Pile Driving Completed At Site For New Airport

Source: Bernews The ‘loudest phase’ of the construction for the airport redevelopment project has been completed ahead of schedule, Skyport said today, explaining that all 719 piles have been driven beneath the surface to create the foundation for the new terminal. “The pile driving began on May 28 and work took place… Link:

Maha Clark Scores In Queens University Win

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Maha Clark scored for the Queens University of Charlotte field hockey team as they recorded a 8 – 0 victory against Molloy College. The school’s match report said, “The Queens University of Charlotte field hockey team welcomed Molloy College [0-11] to Bessant Field winning 8-0 over the Lions. The… Link:

Boy! We have some growing up to do on this island

Source: The Royal Gazette There have been discouraging signs from our House of Parliament where elected officials are expected to deal with the business of the people in a manner that sends a clear signal that disagreements should never sink to a level where bitter personal exchanges become a distraction from the many important…

Retirees are turning to solar power

Source: The Royal Gazette Retirees and those preparing for retirement are increasingly looking to the sky for a way to bring a degree of certainty about some of their future household expenses. Many are installing solar panels at their properties to generate electricity that they can use in their home, and sell any excess…

Turtle rescuer Josh heads to UK to study

Source: The Royal Gazette Last year, Joshua Stephens cut free a loggerhead turtle found tangled in an abandoned cargo net in the waters off Wreck Hill. For Mr Stephens, who had long sought a career in marine biology, it was the final piece of the puzzle bringing him to join the Bermuda Turtle Project.…

Hamilton Princess Offers Free Tennis Lessons

Source: Bernews Hamilton Princess & Beach Club will offer six months of free tennis lessons to six children between the ages of six and ten. These lucky children will receive tennis lessons from the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club’s tennis pro, James Collieson, at the resort’s new tennis facility at Sinky Bay. The… Link:

Professional Development Workshop Series

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce announced its working partnership with Bermudian owned firm OD Solutions International to offer a series of Lunch and Learns and half-day workshop sessions aimed at inspiring growth and refinement within the local workforce. The pilot professional development series is due to take place from October 2017… Link:

Bermuda Post Office Celebrates World Post Day

Source: Bernews Today [Occt 9] is World Post Day and the Bermuda Post Office [BPO] will join other global postal organisations in observing the ocassion. World Post Day is celebrated annually on October 9, and is in keeping with the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union [UPU] in 1874… Link:

BVI mission was life-changing experience

Source: The Royal Gazette The man leading a team of police officers assisting in the British Virgin Islands following the devastation of Hurricane Irma described it as a life-changing experience. Sergeant Andrew Smalling and his five colleagues arrived back in Bermuda tonight. Speaking to ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt at L. F. Wade International. ..

Monday bus cancellations

Source: The Royal Gazette Three buses have been cancelled tomorrow morning. They are7M, from Watford Bridge to Hamilton at 7. 20am8DXPSP, from Dockyard to Hamilton at 7. 50am10GXPSP, from St Georges to Hamilton at 8am Link: Monday bus cancellations

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Monday Morning

Source: Bernews The cancellation of bus routes continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for tomorrow morning, Monday October 9th, with three bus runs cancelled so far. Related Stories Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday… Link:

Fashion Festival To Showcase Style & Designers

Source: Bernews This year’s Bermuda Fashion Festival will run from October 28th till November 4th, with the event set to move away from summer fashion in order to explore what fall has to offer. Executive Producer, Danilee Trott said, ‘We are so excited to take the Festival in another direction and explore… Link:

Photos: Gombey Festival At Botanical Gardens

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase was held last night [Oct 7] at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, with Bermuda’s Gombey troupes displaying their passion and artistry for the enthusiastic crowd. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to… Link:

Burt in key meetings in Europe

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt, the Premier, is in Europe for meetings in London, Paris and Brussels. In a statement issued from London, Mr Burt stated tonight Bermuda has a recognised leadership position in transparency and compliance and our delegation will reinforce that message when we meet with key figures in the OECD,…

Furbert replaces Campbell as junior finance minister

Source: The Royal Gazette Wayne Furbert has replaced Senator Vance Campbell as the Junior Minister of Finance. Mr Furbert, MP for Hamilton West, was sworn in by Governor John Rankin during a ceremony at Government House on Friday. Mr Campbell was unveiled as the Junior Minister of Finance at a ceremony in early August,…

Pair graduate from Right Living House

Source: The Royal Gazette National security minister Wayne Caines has paid recognition to graduates from the treatment and aftercare programme at the Right Living House. Mr Caines was at a ceremony with two graduates, their families and the Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Lamb. A ministry spokeswoman said This celebratory occasion. .. Link:

Two People Graduate From Right Living House

Source: Bernews Late last month, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines visited the Right Living House to recognize two successful graduates of the facility’s treatment and Aftercare Program. The ceremony was also attended by the Commissioner of Corrections Lt/Col. Edward Lamb, several members of various support organisations as well as family members… Link:

Premier Burt To Attend Meetings In Europe

Source: Bernews Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is in Europe for meetings in London, Paris and Brussels, saying that “Bermuda has a recognised leadership position in transparency and compliance and our delegation will reinforce that message.” Premier Burt stated, “This week I have a series of meetings in London, Paris… Link:

Flooding: Long Term Airport Parking Closed

Source: Bernews Bermuda Skyport has advised that the long term parking lot at the airport is “closed until further notice due to flooding that has been caused by the excessively high tides,” and have asked people parked in the long term lot to have their vehicles removed “as soon as possible to… Link:

BF&M To Host Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Source: Bernews BF&M Limited is getting set to host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Wednesday, October 18 at 6.00pm at Barr’s Bay Park. The event poster says, “Registration fee is $30, which includes a free walk pack [while supplies last]. Participants who register online can claim their walk packs at… Link:

Photos: Daddy Daughter Princess Dance

Source: Bernews The Tiaras and Bow Ties Daddy Daughter Princess Dance was held last night [Oct 7] at the Berkeley Institute, where young princesses adorned in beautiful dresses and wearing tiaras were joined by their fathers, uncles, grandfathers or other male companions smartly dressed in formal attire for a fantasy filled night, which… Link:

Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

Source: Bernews [Opinion column written by Paul Hare] When the Brexit referendum result was announced last June, I was working on the Turks and Caicos Islands, one of the UK’s overseas territories in the Caribbean. A collection of about 40 tropical islands, of which eight are inhabited, people there were shocked at… Link:

Video: Sunday Oct 8th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews News that local martial artists won an impressive 18 medals in Michigan, Justin Donawa was named Ivy League Player of the Week, XL Catlin was named Bermuda Insurer of Year, runner Trey Simons recorded his third victory for Morehouse College, and 127 students were honoured at the Commissioner’s Vision Awards… Link:

Trojans remain winless and goalless

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtSomerset Trojans 0 Dandy Town Hornets 2ltbgtSomerset Trojans early season woes continued after slumping to their second straight league defeat against Premier Division rivals Dandy Town Hornets at Somerset Cricket Club today. The visitors prevailed on goals either side of half-time from Ernest Trott and an Angelo. .. Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday October 8

Source: Bernews Sunday, October 8 is expected to be partly cloudy skies, with the high to be near 27°C/81°F and the low to be near 24°C/76°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be east. The relative humidity is expected to be near 73%. Sunrise will be at 7.17am and sunset… Link:

Phenomenal tides wash St Georges

Source: The Royal Gazette Its a wet weekend at the East End as exceptionally high tides lap against the Old Towne. But the phenomenon was noticed all over the island on Saturday, with the seas noticeably high at Crow Lane, and water rising on low-lying ground inland. The high water is driven in part…

MP Jeff Baron: ‘Talk About The Real Issues’

Source: Bernews This past week we have “been engaged in debate about the appointment of Pastor Leroy Bean to lead gang violence reduction” and “made this issue about a name – a person” and “lost the chance to talk about the real issues,” Shadow Minister of National Security Jeff Baron said, adding… Link:

Women’s National Hockey Team Announced

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Hockey Federation’s Women’s National Field Hockey team has been selected, with the team set to compete in Jamaica in the upcoming Women’s Qualifiers for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games. Bermuda will play six games in eight days, with only the two finalists qualifying for the 2018 CAC… Link:

Crimestoppers 5k Fun Run & Walk Road Race

Source: Bernews The Crimestoppers 5k Fun Run & Walk Road Race is set to take place on Sunday, October 15, winding through the City of Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “Come have some morning fun and join Bermuda Crimestoppers on Sunday, October 15, 2017 for the Annual 5k Fun Run and Walk Road Race… Link:

Audio: MPs Exchange Words After ‘Boy’ Comment

Source: Bernews MPs exchanged words in the House of Assembly last night after Opposition MP Trevor Moniz told Education Minister Diallo Rabain he’s “on a front bench over there, so he thinks he’s a wonderful boy,” with Minister Rabain saying that the comment was “racist and derogatory in its tone.” Mr Moniz was… Link:

Terceira, Lopes Begin Indoor Season In Belgium

Source: Bernews Bermudian equestrians Jillian Terceira and Tyler Lopes are starting their indoor season, competing in the first day of the Peelbergen International Horse Jumping Event in Belgium. Terceira, riding Mai, competed in the 1.05m L in 2 Phases Class finishing 40th, the pair recorded a First Phase time of 51.44, but… Link:

Morton We will see if Robinson is captain

Source: The Royal Gazette Cecoy Robinson is expected to be included in the PHC Zebras squad for their Premier Division contest away to North Village tomorrow, but it remains unclear whether he will wear the captains armband. The experienced forward missed PHCs game against Dandy Town Hornets last weekend. He waas absent amid speculation…

Sport Scoreboard, October 7, 2017

Source: The Royal Gazette For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Link: Sport Scoreboard, October 7, 2017

Reasons for investing in Bermuda stocks

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtThis is the final article of six, published between October 2 and 7, in support of the Bermuda Stock Exchange World Investor Week Quiz Challenge. Each article has a question embedded. Find the question and send your answer to wiwqcbsx. com. Those with six correct answers will be entered into…

Elite youngsters get scholarships

Source: The Royal Gazette Arch Re has assisted the Bermuda Cricket Board in awarding educational scholarships to three elite cricketers in its high-performance programme. The three players are Chare Smith, of Bristol College, Nzari Paynter, of Loughborough University and Jordan Smith, of Cardiff University, and each will receive 833 towards the cost of tuition.…

Beyond the stage of just being concerned

Source: The Royal Gazette This has been a week when the island paused to pay tribute to the Bermuda Police Service for the role they play in keeping communities safe. It is simply the right thing to do for a group that is often maligned, but which is an essential part of maintaining the…

Panthers and Storm leading way in ECL

Source: The Royal Gazette The Atlantic Vision Care Elite City League is in full swing, with four more matches taking place this weekend. The Renegades take on the Falcons at 7pm today, followed by the Hornets and Lions, while tomorrow sees the Panthers against the Lions, at 7pm, before Storm take on Warriors. All…

Celebrate anniversary at First United

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtTOMORROWltbgt ltbgtPeace Lutheran Churchltbgt Invites you to join the installation of our new pastor, David Trott, at 3pm. The installation will be presided over by Rev Dr Philip Hirsch, assistant to the Bishop of the ELCA Metropolitan Washington DC Synod. Refreshments will follow. 154 South Road, Paget. .. .

West End United Defeat Footy Kings

Source: Bernews The 2017/18 Corona League Season got underway at the BAA Field with the Coronita Charity Cup. Defending League Champions West End United defeated the Cup Champions Footy Kings 3 – 0. West End United got two goals from Lamaul Crofton, and a single strike from Trevor Corday. Related Stories BBFS… Link:

Minister: ‘Adopt A Public Building’ Outreach

Source: Bernews Saying that our architecture, old buildings, bridges and forts are “in need of care and attention,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said he “will create an avenue of outreach to the private sector by asking them to Adopt A Public Building.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today… Link:

Two shot outside Southampton Rangers

Source: The Royal Gazette A man and a woman were injured outside the Southampton Rangers Sports Club shortly after 8. 30pm, a police spokesman said. Details are still emerging but it appears that a male on a motorcycle rode into the parking area of the club and discharged a firearm, spokesman Dwayne Caines added.…

Dont underestimate experience

Source: The Royal Gazette As the Bridge Club continues to look for ways to bolster attendance I can bring you news of an interesting new initiative. On Tuesday, October 24, starting at 7. 30pm, the Club will be hosting an open game no entry fee and no partner is required. As long as you…

Two People Injured In Shooting In Southampton

Source: Bernews [Updating: A shooting took place in the Southampton Rangers area at around 8.30pm this evening, with a male on a motorcycle discharging a firearm, resulting in two people, a male and female, being shot. Police said both victims “are being treated for injuries that do not appear to be life… Link:

Argus Group jumps 6.7

Source: The Royal Gazette Argus Group Holdings jumped 25 cents, or 6. 7 per cent, to 4 per share after 1,544 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Also improving was One Communications, which rose by one cent per share, or 0. 3 per cent, to 3 after 8,200 were exchanged. BFampM Ltd edged 40…

Former CIA executive joins Butterfield board

Source: The Royal Gazette A former top executive of the US Central Intelligence Agency has joined the board of Butterfield Bank. Meroe Park has been appointed as a non-executive director. She was most recently the executive director of the CIA, serving as the agencys chief operating officer in its most senior career post. Prior…

Minister: National Training Board Annual Report

Source: Bernews Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain tabled the 2016/17 Annual Report of the National Training Board [NTB] in the House of Assembly today [Oct 6]. Minister Rabain said, “The Annual Report highlights various initiatives, many of which owe their origins to the previous PLP Government, which include: a] Collaborative… Link:

Dorchester House Building For Sale: $3.75 Million

Source: Bernews The Dorchester House office building on Church Street is available for sale, priced at $3.75 million. Sales agent Mark Orchard advised: “The owners of the building have decided to offer this building at the very attractive price of $3.75 million and as a result I have received very good response… Link:

30 Minute Video: Oct 6 ZBM Evening News

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

Bureaucrats commit about-turn on Evans job

Source: The Royal Gazette Civil Service bureaucrats have performed an about-turn over the firing of the islands Commissioner of Education. Now Freddie Evans, who was told on Monday he was dumped from the job, could be in for a payout in damages from the Government. A letter from the Public Service Commission to Dr…

Dr. Freddie Evans Has ‘Not Been Terminated’

Source: Bernews The letter sent earlier this month to Dr. Evans from the Public Service Commission “contains an administrative error, and as a result Dr. Freddie Evans has not been terminated from the post of Commissioner of Education, nor has he been confirmed in post,” a recent letter from the Public Service… Link:

House dog laws up for debate

Source: The Royal Gazette Two town hall meetings will address dog legislation next week. Speaking in the House of Assembly, Walton Brown, Minister of Home Affairs, said that the ministry has been consulting with stakeholders on updating the Dogs Act, which has been criticised for its handling of restricted breeds. He said public meetings…

Volleyball event supported SunSmart

Source: The Royal Gazette The annual Coppertone Beach Volleyball Tournament raised 2,000 for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre in support of the SunSmart Programme. The fundraiser, organised by the Bermuda Volleyball Association and Bermuda General Agency, took place in August at Horseshoe Bay and featured the final beach volleyball tournament of the summer.…

House report on tax reform released

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt this morning tabled a previously unreleased 2015 report on reforming Bermudas tax structure. The Premier said the report by the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre had been commissioned and received by the One Bermuda Alliance administration but never publicly released. He said the report, entitled Reforming. ..

Minister Tables Bermuda Immigration Act 2017

Source: Bernews In the House of Assembly today [Oct 6], Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown tabled a Bill that seeks to exempt the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956 from the primacy of the Human Rights Act 1981. Minister Brown said, “The bill entitled ‘Bermuda Immigration [No. 2] Act 2017′ seeks… Link:

CARTAC Report: Reforming Bermuda Tax System

Source: Bernews Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt tabled the CARTAC report on “Reforming the Bermuda Tax system and Its Administration for Fiscal Consolidation” in the House of Assembly today [Oct 6]. The Premier said, “In 2015, CARTAC completed a review of Bermuda’s tax system and its administration. The CARTAC mission team… Link:

Two Town Halls To Be Held On Dog Regulations

Source: Bernews Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Oct 6], Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown provided an update about the work being done to “progress amendments to the Dogs Act 2008 to improve the care and management of Bermuda’s dogs,” saying that the Government plans to hold town halls to… Link:

Young musicians to compete for glory

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Festival has launched a competition to select the top youth music ensemble and runners-up to perform in its 2018 programmeOrganisers say the move follows a successful step to include student musicians alongside international performers in the 2017 line-up. The competition will be open to all ensembles featuring students.…

Photos: Clearwater Students Community Cleanup

Source: Bernews Saying they want to give back to the community, Clearwater Middle School staff and students are spending this morning [Oct 6] cleaning up Clearwater Beach Park in the east end, with Anne Hyde of KKB, St David’s MP Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Government Reform, and area residents also joining… Link:

Court Cooperation Between Singapore, Bermuda

Source: Bernews The Supreme Court of Bermuda has entered into two agreements with the Supreme Court of Singapore designed to facilitate cooperation between the two courts. A statement from the judiciary said, “Cooperation between commercial courts and commercial judges in different jurisdictions is important in various legal fields, in particular the enforcement… Link:

Kit N Caboodle moves back home

Source: The Royal Gazette Kit N Caboodle moved back into their old location at Bermudiana Arcade, Hamilton. Andrea Jennings, one of the owners of Kit N Caboodle said the new location had not felt quite like home. She said While we did enjoy our time in Williams House it never really felt the same.…

Bus routes out of service for Friday

Source: The Royal Gazette Several bus routes will not be running on Friday, according to an announcement from the Department of Public Transportation. Affected routes are as follows10-Y Fort Langton Grotto Bay 7. 15am3 Grotto Bay Hamilton 7. 30am5 Hamilton Pond Hill 7. 20am5 Pond Hill Hamilton 7. 30am2 Ord Road Hamilton. ..

Darrell & Spence Both Score In School Victories

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Deshae Darrell and Jasmine Spence both scored to help their college teams earn victories. Darrell scored two goals for Brookhaven College as they recorded a 6-1 win over North Lake College. The Bermudian footballer opened the scoring in the 2nd minute, and was on target again in the 25th minute to… Link:

DJ Younguls Is ‘Putting The Fun In Fundraising’

Source: Bernews On Saturday, October 14th at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, DJ Younguls! will host an “epic party,” which will put the ‘fun’ in fundraising, with part proceeds set to be donated to charity. Starting at 9pm, Younguls! will connect and celebrate Old School and New School with Bermuda’s finest… Link:

Butterfield shares gain 0.4

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank shares gained 0. 4 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. The bank rose 15 cents to close at a new 52-week high of 36. 40 on the trading of 2,322 shares. Butterfields New York Stock Exchange-listed shares rose 38 cents, or 1. 06 per cent, to…

Airport workers mark Safety Week

Source: The Royal Gazette Skyport, the operators of LF Wade International Airport, have commemorated Safety Week in tandem with Aecon, the contractors for the new terminal. It was a first for Bermuda, held at the site of the development on Stone Crusher Corner but the island also joined with 12,000 at Aecon projects in…

FAC to service merchants using Shopify

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian-based online payments solutions provider First Atlantic Commerce will now be able to support merchants using the Shopify platform, thanks to a new plug-in. The FAC Shopify plug-in was developed by Webgold, a web and application development studio, and will allow merchants around the world to accept payments from their…

Davy Jones Locker Show To Open October 8

Source: Bernews “Davy Jones Locker,” a Juried Members’ show, is set to open on Sunday, October 8 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard. A spokesperson said, “Davy Jones Locker” was given to our Member Artists as the theme for our upcoming show this Sunday. “The show name… Link:

Photos: Classic Ball Hockey Championship

Source: Bernews Bermuda are the 2017 Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic Champions following their 4 – 2 win over Boston at the PCC Hockey Rink. Bermuda was able to avenge their earlier loss to the visitors and did so on a slippery surface in wet conditions. Cam Poland led the Bermuda team with 2 goals,… Link:

30 Minute Video: Oct 5 ZBM Evening News

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

Summer at KFC a learning experience for trio

Source: The Royal Gazette Three young Bermudians say they learnt a lot about teamwork during their summer employment at KFC Bermuda. Zariyah Georges, Kuiana Daniels and Dontae Butterfield all spent some of their summer serving customers at the Queen Street eatery. Mr Butterfield said Its different from what I thought it would be like…

Get free advice on speech-language

Source: The Royal Gazette Speech-language experts will be on hand to give advice at a session in Washington Mall tomorrow. The Bermuda Speech-Language and Audiology Association will set up an awareness booth to mark National Speech and Hearing Awareness Week, with the theme Language Lets Talk. Information will be provided on a range of…

Paget woman stole beauty supplies

Source: The Royal Gazette A Paget woman was today sentenced to 12 months of probation for stealing more than 100 worth of beauty supplies from a Hamilton pharmacy. Angela James, 45, was found guilty of the offence on August 16 after a trial in Magistrates Court. She was sentenced today for stealing two boxes…

Man jailed for murdering partner

Source: The Royal Gazette A 35-year-old man has been jailed for life for beating his partner to death. Keivon Scott was told he would spend a minimum of 18 years behind bars for the murder of Edmund John Flood. Mr Flood, 55, was found dead in his Paget home on October 2 last year…

ACBDA To Become ‘Bermuda Event Authority’

Source: Bernews The Government will transform the ACBDA into the Bermuda Event Authority which will build on the experience of hosting the America’s Cup and “utilize a far more diverse and inclusive approach to finding, attracting and managing events,” Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said today. Minister Simmons said,… Link:

WindReach Now Offering ‘Goat Yoga’ Sessions

Source: Bernews Windreach is now offering ‘Goat Yoga,’ saying the concept is to include goats at yoga sessions to “surround participants with the love and enjoyment” as “these social and fun loving animals unknowingly supported participants to naturally relax, let go and enjoy their surroundings, their movement, as well as the meditation.” A… Link:

Festival Seeks Top Young Local Musicians

Source: Bernews Following the success of including student musicians alongside international performers in the 2017 line-up, the Bermuda Festival has launched a competition to select the top youth music ensemble and runners-up to perform in the 2018 Festival programme. The competition will be open to all ensembles featuring students between the ages… Link:

Dr. Douglas On Trump & NFL Players Protest

Source: Bernews Bermudian Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas – a professor of race and education studies at the University of Missouri — recently took part in a ‘virtual roundtable conversation’ on Think Progress to discuss President Donald Trump’s recent comments about the NFL players’ protest. Dr Douglas was joined by Latria Graham, a South Carolina-based… Link:

Advance Team Gears Up For World Triathlon

Source: Bernews Members of an advance team for the World Triathlon Series event in Bermuda are ending a three day site visit and departing the island today [Oct 5]. For the first time, the International Triathlon Union [ITU] will host a ‘World Series’ event in Bermuda this April, with Bermuda’s own Flora… Link:

Low-income students can scale ivory tower

Source: The Royal Gazette Americas elite colleges are more selective than ever before. They also remain disproportionately populated by the wealthy in part because many qualified students from poor backgrounds do not even apply. The good news is that there are proven strategies for ensuring that promising students get the opportunities they deserve. What…

Healy confident extra fitness work will pay off

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Sevens team have been stepping up their fitness work in an attempt to make a big impression at the Rugby Americas North Sevens tournament in Mexico City next month,We have been training since August, focusing on strength and conditioning in Beast gym, Tom Healy, the Bermuda Sevens coach,…

Golfers From Clearview, Ohio To Visit Bermuda

Source: Bernews A team of 12 golfers from the historic Clearview Golf Course in Ohio, led by Renee Powell, will travel to Bermuda to play local golfers at a two-day tournament at Ocean View Golf Club, the Bermuda Tourism Authority announced today. BTA Chief Product & Experience Officer Pat Phillip-Fairn said,  “Today… Link:

Butterfield gains 0.7 per cent

Source: The Royal Gazette Nearly half a million dollars worth of Butterfield Bank shares traded on the Bermuda Stock Exchange as the bank reached a new 52-week high. Butterfield, the only stock to trade on the BSX domestic main board, gained 25 cents, or 0. 7 per cent, to close on 36. 25 as…

Jordan Lawrence Describes Intern Experience

Source: Bernews [Written by Jordan Lawrence] You miss 100% of the chances you don’t take. When I first heard about the opening to travel to Toronto on an internship regarding the redevelopment of the LF Wade International Airport, I immediately took advantage of the opportunity, not completely sure of where the road… Link:

RenRe estimates 625m in catastrophe losses

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd expects to book around 625 million in catastrophe losses for the third quarter, related to three hurricanes and an earthquake. The company today released preliminary estimates for losses of 225 million related to Hurricane Harvey and 175 million for Irma. RenRe also estimated a. ..

Benjamin jailed for life for store murders

Source: The Royal Gazette A man was jailed for life today for his role in the double murder of Ricco Furbert and Haile Outerbridge. Gariko Benjamin was sentenced at Supreme Court and told he would serve a minimum of 25 years behind bars before he will be considered for parole. Mr Outerbridge and Mr…

30 Minute Video: Oct 4 ZBM Evening News

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

Gariko Benjamin Sentenced To Life In Prison

Source: Bernews Appearing in Supreme Court this afternoon [Oct 4] Gariko Benjamin was sentenced to life in prison, with the Court ordering he must serve 25 years before being considered for parole. Benjamin, 25, was convicted of being involved with the murders of Ricco Furbert and Haile Outerbridge, who both sustained fatal… Link:

Stafford appointed CEO of Digicel Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Paul Stafford is the new chief executive officer of Digicels operations in Bermuda. He is Digicel Bermudas third CEO since July 2014, and he will also lead the Bermuda Telephone Company. Mr Stafford replaces Robin Seale, who served as CEO from 2015 until last month when he returned to Ireland.…

Weather Forecast For Thursday October 5

Source: Bernews Thursday, October 5 is expected to see cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day, with the high to be near 26°C/79°F and the low to be near 24°C/75°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be east. The relative humidity is expected to be near… Link:

Police Week brings music to Hamilton today

Source: The Royal Gazette Police Week is set to take to the steps of City Hall this evening with an hour of music and dance. The Halton Regional Police Pipes and Drums from Ontario, Canada, are set to join with the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band and Highland Dancers for a performance starting at 6.…

Hundreds helped keep Bermuda beautiful

Source: The Royal Gazette Hundreds of volunteers cleared up around 12,000lbs of trash from the islands coast as part of a Keep Bermuda Beautiful drive to protect the marine environment. The EY Coastal Cleanup, which attracted a total of 680 volunteers 200 more than in previous years to 36 coastal locations as part of…

Senate Hayward applauds geography book

Source: The Royal Gazette A Bermuda-focused geography book will lay the foundations for young students to understand the world around them and beyond, according to junior education minister Jason Hayward. ltigtYoung Geographers,ltigt written by former CedarBridge Academy geography teacher Rebecca Chewitt, will introduce P1 to P6 students to geography and. .. Link: Senate

Coot Pond Road To Be Closed For Oct & Nov

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works advised that Coot Pond Road between Tobacco Bay and Barry Road in St George’s will be closed — from October 9th to the end of November — to facilitate the construction of the realigned Barry Road. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works… Link:

Community Donates Over $75K For Daughters

Source: Bernews A fundraising page set up to help support the two young daughters of Kerry Petty, who tragically died in a road collision, has raised over $75,000 so far. Ms Petty has been recalled as a loving and dedicated mother, with one friend saying that “everything she did was for her family,… Link:

Fire Safety Awareness Week planned

Source: The Royal Gazette He may be a retired firefighter but Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service mascot Curtis keeps landing himself in trouble it is a good thing he has an audience of schoolchildren to help him out. During this years Fire Safety Awareness Week, which starts on Monday, Bermudas schoolchildren will be able…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins

Source: The Royal Gazette Breast cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer for women in Bermuda, according to health minister Kim Wilson. As she proclaimed Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ms Wilson urged everyone to protect their health by talking about their risk factors with their doctor and having mammograms as recommended. Ms…

Bermudian players get virtual makeover

Source: The Royal Gazette Local gamers can take control of five Bermudian footballers in the latest instalment of the popular Fifa computer game series. Nahki Wells, Reggie Lambe, Zeiko Lewis, Freddy Hall and Nathan Trott have had their virtual selves created in Fifa 18, which was released last Friday. Unsurprisingly, Burnley striker Wells boasts…

Week Of Student Wellness Workshops Launching

Source: Bernews Dr. Peets Talbot and the team at Ocean Rock Wellness are launching a week of Student Wellness Workshops in partnership with Healthy Schools Bermuda and Youth Wellness Network in Canada. This is their second annual school outreach project in honor of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Ocean Rock Wellness runs child-centered,… Link:

Donawa Named Ivy League Player Of Week

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Justin Donawa has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for his performance in the team’s 2-1 victory over Princeton in double overtime on September 30th. The school’s website said, “Dartmouth men’s soccer midfielder Justin Donawa has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for… Link:

Brangman Named To National Team Of Week

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Chae Brangman has been named to College Soccer News’ National Team of the Week, after netting a pair of game-winning goals in a 2-0 week for the Rams. The school’s website said, “Rhode Island junior forward Chae Brangman has been named to College Soccer News’ National Team of the… Link:

Bus routes called off for Wednesday

Source: The Royal Gazette Several of Wednesdays buses have had to be cancelled, as announced by the Department of Public Transportation. The following routes will be affected6 St Georges to St Davids, 655am6 St Georges to St Davids, 7. 04am7m Watford Bridge to Hamilton, 7. 10am8m Watford Bridge to Hamilton, 7. 13am4. ..

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday

Source: Bernews The cancellation of bus routes continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for tomorrow morning, Wednesday October 4th, with twelve bus runs cancelled so far. Related Stories Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Monday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Wednesday… Link:

Photos: Gorham’s Think Pink Ladies Night Out

Source: Bernews Gorham’s hosted their “Think Pink” ladies night out today [Oct 3], a ladies night out aiming to support breast cancer awareness and related local services. While aimed at women, men were welcome to the event also, which saw a 20 percent discount offered on purchases, along with free food, drink… Link:

XL Catlin receives high accolade in New York

Source: The Royal Gazette XL Catlin has been named as the Bermuda Insurer of the Year by insurance industry trade publication Reactions magazine. The award was presented to Patrick Tannock, XL Catlins managing director and CEO of XL Bermuda Ltd, Insurance, at a ceremony in New York. Mr Tannock said Were honoured to receive…

Saltus Raises $6,000 For Hurricane Victims

Source: Bernews Saltus Grammar School raised just over $6,000 from students and faculty to assist Bermuda Red Cross with their Hurricane Disaster Appeal that is supporting the victims in the Caribbean. Speaking on behalf of Saltus, new Head of School Deryn Lavell said, “I’m reminded how interconnected we all are on a… Link:

BMHF To Host Virtual Seminar For Workforce

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation in conjuction with Benedict Associates will host a virtual lunch and learn session entitled Workplace Mental Health Awareness Online on October 10th 2017 during Mental Health Week. The one-hour course will focus on Mental Health in the Workplace as well as an overview of the… Link:

Justin Donawa Scores In Dartmouth College Win

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Justin Donawa — who plays for Dartmouth College men’s soccer team — scored in the 62nd minute as they recorded a 2 – 1 victory against Princeton. The school’s match report said, ”While a stalemate took the game into two overtime periods, the Dartmouth men’s soccer team was able… Link:

BFM improve by 2.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of BFampM Ltd improved by 40 cents, or 2. 1 per cent, to 19. 50 after 1,525 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. A total of 300 shares of Butterfield Bank, and 700 shares of Ascendant Group were also exchanged but with no change to their respective closing prices.…

Man gets road ban after crashing into gate

Source: The Royal Gazette A public transport worker has been banned from driving for 18 months and fined 1,200 after he admitted a drink driving charge. Magistrates Court heard that Eugene Ball was found by police asleep in the passenger seat of a car which had crashed into a gate at the Public Transportation…

Oil leak causes traffic hazard in Hamilton

Source: The Royal Gazette Drivers are being asked to take care after an oil leak in the western side of Hamilton. According to a City of Hamilton spokeswoman, oil was left on Par-la-Ville Road, Woodlands Road and the western end of Front Street, early this afternoon. At about 3. 45pm, traffic remained restricted between…

Woman charged with causing fatal crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A Smiths woman has been charged in connection to the fatal collision that took the life of 23-year-old Jokeem Richardson. Margaret DeSilva, 55, was this morning charged with causing the death of Mr Richardson on May 10 by driving on Blue Hole Hill without due care and attention. Ms DeSilva…

Record-setting swimmer writes book

Source: The Royal Gazette Former Bermuda College mathematics professor Sen OConnell has written a book about his record-setting two-day swim around Bermuda in 1976. The 116-page autobiographical account details the Mr OConnells months of preparation, a failed attempt, and his gruelling but ultimately successful 38-mile swim that raised 11,000 for charity and. ..

Sompo International launches global platform

Source: The Royal Gazette Sompo International Holdings Ltd has launched a new insurance platform and global clearance system, as it aims to offer clients options across insurance and reinsurance markets to help them manage their risks. SIH, which is based in Bermuda, was established after Japanese insurance giant Sompo Holdings acquired island-based Endurance. ..

Gombey Festival Expanded To Entire Weekend

Source: Bernews The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is inviting the public to come out and enjoy the 2017 Bermuda International Gombey Festival, which has been expanded this year from a one-day event to an entire weekend. The Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva said, “I want to encourage… Link:

127 Students Highlighted At Awards Ceremony

Source: Bernews The Commissioner’s Vision Awards took place on Monday [Oct 2] at the Ruth Seaton James Center, with 127 students from Primary Schools, Middle Schools and High School on hand to receive their awards. A police spokesperson said, “The Commissioner’s Vision Awards took place on Monday October 2nd at the Ruth… Link:

Chae Brangman Scores Second Goal Of Week

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Chae Brangman scored for Rhode Island in the 60th minute as they recorded a 2-1 victory against George Washington, with Brangman marking his second game-winning goal of the week, and fourth of the season. Brangman plays for the University of Rhode Island, and the school’s match report said, “After… Link:

Court: Winslow Williams Denies Multiple Charges

Source: Bernews In this month’s Supreme Court Monthly Arraignment session, Winslow Edward Williams pleaded not guilty to nine charges and was remanded in custody. The charges he faced included three counts of burglary, grievous bodily harm with intent to do grievous bodily, two counts of serious assault, prowling about a dwelling-house, taking a conveyance… Link:

Smith On Lockdown During Las Vegas Shooting

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Three-time Olympian Tyrone Smith was in lockdown at the Luxor Hotel for six hours in Las Vegas after the shooter rained down bullets upon country music fans. At least 59 people are dead, and 527 injured after Stephen Paddock smashed out a window with a hammer at… Link:

Douglas feeling at home at Cougars

Source: The Royal Gazette Allan Douglas Jr can hardly wait to slip into his new Devonshire Cougars kit. The striker, who is better renowned for his cricketing exploits, has joined the Dudley Eve Trophy and Friendship Trophy holders on a late transfer from First Division side St Georges Colts. Douglas is now training with…

Portuguese will be behind me, says Costa

Source: The Royal Gazette Fabio Costa is confident he can put a dent in Nikki Bascomes unblemished professional boxing record and make the local Portuguese community proud. The two unbeaten boxers are scheduled to meet in a six-round bout on November 11 at the Fairmont Southampton. I know that Nikki Bascome is a very…

Bus cancellations announced for tomorrow

Source: The Royal Gazette A series of bus cancellations have been announced for Tuesday morning by the Department of Transportation. The following routes will not be in service6, St Georges to St Davids, 6. 55am8B, Barnes Corner to Hamilton, 8. 27am6, St Georges to St Davids, 7. 04am9, Hamilton to Prospect, 7. 55am9, Prospect…

Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Tuesday

Source: Bernews The cancellation of bus routes continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for tomorrow morning, Tuesday October 3rd, with sixteen bus runs cancelled so far. Related Stories Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Morning Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Monday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For… Link:

Dr Evans ‘Relieved Of Duties’ As Commissioner

Source: Bernews [Updated with Minister’s statement] Dr. Freddie Evans — who was appointed in March 2017 — has been “relieved of his duties as Commissioner of Education,” the Ministry has confirmed. The statement said, “The Ministry of Education can confirm that Dr. Freddie Evans has been relieved of his duties as Commissioner… Link:

Evans ousted as Commissioner of Education

Source: The Royal Gazette Freddie Evans has been relieved of his responsibilities as Commissioner of Education. The termination was confirmed in a statement from the Department of Education that was sent to principals and teachers. Dr Evans, who was appointed as Commissioner of Education in March, had previously served as Acting. .. Link:

Bermuda Motocross Club Race Results

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Motocross Club race held yesterday [Oct 1] saw Drake Raynor race to victory in the Pee Wee Class, while Grae Edness won the 50cc Class, Jazuri Easton won the 65cc Class winner, Keon Glasforn won in the 85cc Class, Detroy Bean won the Novice Class, Zico Majors won… Link:

Bus, ferry suspended for meeting with union

Source: The Royal Gazette Buses and ferries will not be running tomorrow morning because of a meeting with the Bermuda Industrial Union, the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs has advised. Services are expected to be down between 9. 45am and 12. 30pm. A ministry spokesman apologised for the inconvenience to the public. According…

Ascendant remains at year high

Source: The Royal Gazette Three domestic main board stocks traded on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, but all their prices remained unchanged. Ascendant Group Ltd, parent company of power utility Belco, was the most actively traded, with 4,000 shares changing hands as the stock remained on a 52-week high of 9. 25. Insurer BFampM Ltd…

Trey Simons Leads Morehouse To Victory

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Trey Simons — who competes for  runs for Morehouse College — continues his winning ways, racing to victory in the Willie Laster Invitational cross country meet in a time of 27:42.03. The school’s website said, “Trey Simons grabbed the top spot and three other Maroon Tigers finished in the Top… Link:

30 Minute Video: Oct 2 ZBM Evening News

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

Help Masterworks go green

Source: The Royal Gazette Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is holding a fundraising event as it prepares to make environmentally friendly changes to its headquarters. The museum is switching to LED lighting and installing solar panels on its roof and floor to reduce electricity costs by 120,000 per year. To raise cash to pay…

Dockyard recycling programme a success

Source: The Royal Gazette A successful pilot recycling programme in Dockyard could become permanent. Blue recycling bins were installed in May after the West End Development Corporation and the Department of Public Works agreed to split the costs of the initiative. Wedcos Business Development Manager Joanna Cranfield said We have thousands of people. ..

Consumer Price Index: Inflation Decreased 0.1%

Source: Bernews Consumers paid 1.7% more in July 2017 than they did a year ago for the basket of goods and services included in the Consumer Price Index [CPI], and the level of inflation decreased 0.1 percentage point from the 1.8% measured in June 2017. This is according to the latest Consumer… Link:

Dockyard Recycling Programme A Success

Source: Bernews A pilot recycling programme at Dockyard could become permanent after proving to be a success, WEDCO said today. Until recently it was difficult to recycle products because of the cost of taking waste to the recycle depot from Dockyard which made it uneconomical. The capital costs of purchasing the blue… Link:

Water Safety Council seminar

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Water Safety Council will host its fourth annual October Practical Safety Seminar aboard a fast ferry later this month. The seminar, a hands-on programme for local boaters to learn basic safety practices and emergency procedures, will cover marine communications and procedures for emergency radio calls. It will also.…

If smoke is choking you, put out the fire

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtDear Sirltbgt,The life in which we are born brings with it the beginning process of education. From the moment we are born, we are of impressionable minds and easily led. Our curiosity then goes into play and it is from that point on that there is no stopping us just…

Investment firm marks 25 years in business

Source: The Royal Gazette Investment management firm PRP Performa Ltd is celebrating 25 years in business. The employee-owned firm, located on Church Street, Hamilton, was founded in December 1992 and has been managing the assets of captive insurance companies ever since. Hugh Barit, chairman and CEO of PRP Performa, believes he always had the.…

Same-sex newlyweds thank island

Source: The Royal Gazette A same-sex couple who recently married on the island have expressed their joy, thanking Bermuda for giving them a positive experience. In a social media post, Bryce Whayman and Roland Sydney wrote that they were warmly welcomed, despite the often heated debate about marriage equality on the island. Mr Whayman…

Football: First & Premier Division Results

Source: Bernews BAA, St. George’s Colts, Somerset Eagles, Southampton Rangers, Devonshire Colts, North Village Rams, PHC Zebras, Boulevard Blazers, Robin Hood, and Devonshire Cougars all walked away with wins in recent Premier and First Division football action. First: BAA 8 Hamilton Parish 1 BAA recorded yet another big win in their First… Link:

New Geography Text Book ‘Young Geographers’

Source: Bernews Minister of Education & Workforce Development Diallo Rabain spoke in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 29] highlighting the release of ‘Young Geographers,’ a new textbook for Bermuda’s students. Minister Rabain acknowledged the partnership between the Ministry and the private sector in producing the textbook, which is the first… Link:

Mahesh Madhavan Takes Over As Bacardi CEO

Source: Bernews Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi Limited announced that 20-year Bacardi veteran Mahesh Madhavan is taking over the chief executive leadership role effective immediately. As announced in March, Madhavan succeeds Michael J. Dolan, who has retired as chief executive officer [CEO], a role he held since 2014. Madhavan will be based in the company’s global headquarters… Link:

Column: Storms & Bermuda-Based Re/Insurers

Source: Bernews [Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Thirty years ago, Hurricane Emily hit Bermuda. She was a Cat 1 storm—and the first major tempest of its kind that many islanders can remember. The previous hurricane that strong was back in 1948. Emily made landfall on September 25, 1987, packing 90-mile-per-hour winds, gusts… Link:

‘Escape Room Bermuda’ Opens In Hamilton

Source: Bernews ‘Escape Room Bermuda’ has opened in the Washington Lane in the City of Hamilton, where players use their wits, teamwork, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to uncover clues, solve a series of puzzles, and crack codes to ultimately find the key to escape the room. The owners are self-proclaimed escape… Link:

September 2017: Top 10 Bernews ‘Photo Of Day’

Source: Bernews Providing our readers with a look at Bermuda’s natural beauty each morning, Bernews features a “Photo of the Day” in our email newsletters, on social media, and in our app every day. Always popular, September’s top photos attracted tens of thousands of reactions on social media, and judging by the number of reader’s “likes”,… Link:

Off The Rock: Free In-Flight Texting On Delta

Source: Bernews [Travel column written by Don Burgess] Free in-flight texting is now available on Delta Airlines. The free messaging will allow users of WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger to use the service on all Delta planes equipped with Gogo Internet. You won’t be able to send video files, but it will… Link:

Bermuda Boccia Team Returns From Kansas

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Boccia team — Yushae Desilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson, Omar Hayward and Jamal Bean — returned home after competing in the BISFed 2017 World Boccia Open in Kansas City. They were greeted by family and friends, as well as Minister of Cabinet with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo, who congratulated… Link:

Bermuda hurricane relief headed to Caribbean

Source: The Royal Gazette A shipping container of drinking water is on its way from Bermuda to the Caribbean, with another container of supplies to follow for hurricane relief. The aid was mustered by the Kiwanis Club of St George, in a break from its usual activities, in response to devastation left by storms.…

Plein Air Festival Set To Begin On November 11

Source: Bernews The second Bermuda Plein Air Festival and exhibition will be held from Saturday, November 11 to Saturday, November 18 with international and local participants. A spokesperson said, “We are delighted to announce the second Bermuda Plein Air Festival, with International and local participants, to be held from November 11 –… Link:

100 Women In Finance “Let’s Talk Tech” Event

Source: Bernews EY Bermuda Ltd. recently co-sponsored a 100 Women in Finance “Let’s Talk Tech” event along with co-sponsor, Oyster Consulting Bermuda to discuss various topics centered on technology, with each speaker highlighting the top insights, trends, and innovation expected to impact us both professionally and personally. Themes discussed included how to… Link:

Video: Sunday Oct 1st ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews News that Harrington Sound Primary School & Elliot Primary School students donated towards hurricane relief efforts, Jasmine Spence scored and was named woman of the match for Mercer University, and ILS Bermuda announced a new education initiative were all some of the positive news stories from the past week. In… Link:

Men’s Classic Bowling League Results

Source: Bernews The 2017/18 Men’s Classic League Season continued inside the Warwick Lanes with Phones Plus going down 27.5 – 2.5 to the Team Metro, while the TBI Highspeeders went down 19 – 11 to the Goslings Black Seal. The match between Team Electric and the New Mix Ups ended 15 –… Link:

RMS Estimates Insured Losses From Maria

Source: Bernews RMS, a global risk modeling and analytics firm, has estimated that the insured loss from Hurricane Maria will be between USD $15 and $30 billion. This estimate represents the insured losses associated with wind, storm surge and inland flood damage across the Caribbean, with Puerto Rico and Dominica suffering the… Link:

Dill and Daniels see off plucky Onions

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtFlanagans Onions 0 North Village 2ltbgtGoals from Lashon Dill and Demetre Daniels were enough to give North Village victory at Goose Gosling Field last night against a spirited Flanagans Onions side, who were a completely different proposition to the team that lost 9-0 against PHC Zebras last week. Onions were.…

Renegades retain both Mad Hatters titles

Source: The Royal Gazette Renegades retained both the mens and womens titles at the season-opening Mad Hatters tournament at the North Field yesterday. Simon Pettler, the Renegades mens captain, was pleased with the way his team stood up the late summer heat to beat allcomers. The lads did well, he said. Its always a…

Photos & Video: Gorham’s 2017 Home Fair

Source: Bernews Gorham’s held their Home Fair Too event today [Sept 30], bringing together vendors and suppliers as well as members of the public in order to offer exposure of a variety of products and services based around renovations, building and home care. The 7-minute live video replay is below: The Home… Link:

Top 10 Most Viewed Videos For September 2017

Source: Bernews September was a busy time with videos, with Bernews posting almost 200 videos during the month, and the top ten most viewed on YouTube included the fire at Robertson’s in St. George’s, the Throne Speech, a dead moray eel, boats on fire, Sunday ‘Good News’ spotlights, and Premier David Burt… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday October 1

Source: Bernews Sunday, October 1 is expected to see rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon, with the high to be near 26°C/78°F and the low to be near 23°C/74°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is… Link:

Advisory: Road Works Set For October 2

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public about upcoming road works that will take place on Monday [Oct 2]. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to advise the public of the following upcoming road works: “On Monday 2nd October 2017 for the rest of… Link:

Video: Police Week Kicks Off With Gymkhana

Source: Bernews The 2017 Police Week – which celebrates 138 years of policing in Bermuda — kicked off at the Police Field in Prospect this morning [Sept 30] with the Police Gymkhana being held. Police Week will continue with a service to remember those we’ve lost at 5:30pm on Sunday 1st October… Link:

Kerry Petty Was ‘Thoughtful, Kind, Artistic’

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Thoughtful, kind, artistic – those are just a few of the words Kerry Petty’s friends used to describe the talented baker who was killed in a traffic accident on Thursday morning. Ms. Petty was on her motorcycle on Middle Road in Southampton when her vehicle was involved… Link:

Trott back in England squad

Source: The Royal Gazette Nathan Trott has been named in the England Under-20 squad for friendlies against Italy and Czech Republic next month. The West Ham United goalkeeper has been included in Keith Downings 21-man squad that has undergone three changes from the one that played against Holland and Switzerland this month. Trott is…

Under-15s can bring back families, says Wade

Source: The Royal Gazette Concerns raised over the restructuring of youth football was the hottest topic of discussion during the Bermuda Football Associations annual general meeting at Devonshire Recreation Club on Thursday night. The association has received complaints from parents and the clubs over the changes, with the decision to stage under-15 matches. ..

Our perfect Kerry

Source: The Royal Gazette A devoted mother and a genuine friend. This is how close friends and family remembered mother of two Kerry Petty yesterday as they struggled to come to terms with her death. Ms Petty was on her way to work at Rock Island Caf early on Thursday morning when she was…

Boston in charge at Ball Hockey Classic

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic comes to a conclusion this weekend, with the Bermuda Ball Hockey Association playing host to teams from on and off the island at the rink at Pembroke Community Club. The Ex X Pats are literally guys who lived on the island from about 2000 to…

When families lead themselves out of poverty

Source: The Royal Gazette Seventeen years ago, Mauricio Lim Miller, a leader in the field of social services, received a phone call from Jerry Brown, who was the mayor of Oakland, California, at the time, that set him on a quest to understand how families really overcome poverty. Mr Lim Miller had spent decades…

A hand-up is better than a handout

Source: The Royal Gazette Everyone needs a job, from the time that a child is relatively small through to virtually the end of adult life. Work provides purpose and motivation mentally, physically, financially, and sometimes, spiritually fulfilling. Work is not as we like to think especially when it is a job we dislike something…

The sort of hand that keeps us enraptured with the game

Source: The Royal Gazette Not a ton happening until the Bermuda Sectional on October 13-16 heralds in the Fall tournament season. Before that is the Junior-Senior Game on Thursday, starting at 7. 30pm. So I will get straight to the hand which is a many-faceted one and is mainly about the declarer play but…

Ball Hockey: Boston, Bermuda & Ex-Pats Win

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Classic Tournament continued at the PCC Hockey Rink, with a total of 26 goals were scored on the second day of the Tournament. Ex-Pats 2 Boston 10 Boston put the tournament on notice that they mean business with their second big win defeating the Ex-Pats 10 – 3.… Link:

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