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January 18, 2018

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Saltus Staff Clock Up Over 200 Years Service

Source: Bernews Sixteen members of staff at Saltus Grammar School have been recognized for their long service – totaling more than 200 years. One teacher alone has been at the school for 40 years – and two others for 20 years each. Head of School Deryn Lavell said: “Having this kind of… Link:

Youth Maker Showcase To Be Held On Saturday

Source: Bernews The Ministry of National Security is inviting the public to support Bermuda’s young people this weekend by attending the Youth Maker Showcase. The event, which takes place Saturday, January 20th at the CedarBridge Academy Gym from 3:00 to 6:30pm, is aimed at celebrating the innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness of Bermuda’s… Link:

Ariel Re High School Rugby League Results

Source: Bernews Three matches were played during the latest round of the Ariel Re High School Rugby League, with CedarBridge Academy, Berkeley Institute, Saltus, and Warwick Academy all involved in the action. U16 Game [1] – CedarBridge Academy vs Berkeley Institute [Friendly] = 24-5 to CedarBridge Academy Try scorers: Andre Woolery x… Link:

Construction Progressing At Caroline Bay

Source: Bernews Caroline Bay’s construction progress is “well on its way” with over 200 construction workers “hard at work on the site,” Craig Christensen said, with the Caroline Bay Director adding that the first phase of the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences are “projected to be delivered on time.” Artist rendering #1 of Caroline… Link:

Bermuda Skyport Hires Additional 11 Employees

Source: Bernews Bermuda Skyport has hired an additional 11 employees, adding to the nine new hires announced last year and the 27 staff members who transitioned from the former Department of Airport Operations. “The new hires cover a variety of positions including maintenance, technical, commercial and finance. Out of the 20 new… Link:

Sisters to play at Bermuda Festival

Source: The Royal Gazette They play eight instruments each. Unsurprisingly, once Kimberly and Michelle Cann start talking about music its difficult to get a word in. The beauty of music is that it really is a mode of human expression, said Kimberly, who, like her younger sister, has been making music since childhood. The…

The Loft a new private-function venue

Source: The Royal Gazette A new space for private functions, meetings and parties has opened in the heart of Hamilton. The Loft is in the Emporium Building on Front Street, and is one level up from Flanagans Irish Pub and the Outback Sports Bar. All three venues are run by Harbourside Holdings Ltd. The…

Sport Scoreboard, January 18, 2018

Source: The Royal Gazette For the latest results and scores from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Link: Sport Scoreboard, January 18, 2018

BSSF All-Stars take centre stage

Source: The Royal Gazette Three hundred of Bermudas top student athletes will take part in eleven different matches in three sports during the 2018 Bermuda School Sports Federations All-Star weekend. The action begins today at Mount St Agnes gymnasium with the senior schools all-star volleyball matches. The netballers will be in action tomorrow at…

Rushall extend Butterfield loan

Source: The Royal Gazette Rushall Olympic have extended the loan deals of Bermudian Milan Butterfield and fellow Walsall midfielder Jordon Sangha until the end of the season. The pair arrived at nearby Rushall in October and have made steady progress at the English non-League club, with Butterfield featured in 14 matches while Sangha has…

Mirrors Appeals For QLS Camp Volunteers

Source: Bernews The Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva, is appealing for community volunteers to assist in Mirrors’ four-day programme, Quantum Learning for Students Camp for middle school students. Volunteers undergo two days of training for the Team Leader role at camp, and in turn receive free training in the… Link:

Evans Begins Competing In Finn Australian

Source: Bernews The 2018 Finn Australian Championships got underway, with Bermuda’s Rockal Evans and 25 other sailors taking to the waters off the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in conditions of 8-12 knots, with pretty choppy water. Two races were sailed on the day, with Evans finishing the day in 8th place with… Link:

WIA Raises $140,000 For Hurricane Relief

Source: Bernews The West Indian Association of Bermuda have raised just over $140,000 for the Caribbean Hurricane Relief Campaign, and will be hosting their final fundraising event under this Campaign at this stage, a takeout lunch, on January 27th. A spokesperson said, “The WIA [Bermuda] wishes to again thank all those individuals,… Link:

Photos: Premier Burt Meets With FIFA President

Source: Bernews Premier David Burt had a meeting today with FIFA President, Mr. Giovanni Infantino, with Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva and members of the Bermuda Football Association also in attendance. Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, Mr Infantino said that the Premier is a “great football fan,… Link:

Infantino We have to make things better

Source: The Royal Gazette Fifa president Gianni Infantino was in Bermuda yesterday, visiting Premier David Burt, Berkeley Institute and CedarBridge Academy before attending a reception of invited guests, including Clyde Best. Im extremely happy to be here in Bermuda to visit this beautiful country and also these facilities at the Sports Centre, said Infantino,.…

Ironshore promotes pair to top Bermuda roles

Source: The Royal Gazette Ironshore has promoted two of its island-based staff to top-level management roles. The insurer has named Steve Horton as the chief executive officer of Iron-Starr and Susan Pateras as chief operating officer of Ironshore Bermuda. Steve and Susan bring a wealth of experience to their respective new roles and have…

Brown delivers broadside at Health Council

Source: The Royal Gazette Ewart Brown, owner of the Brown-Darrell Clinic, fired fresh accusations against the Bermuda Health Council as he lamented the impending closure of a diagnostic imaging service. The facility CT scanning unit will close at the end of the month, with a possible loss of four jobs, the former premier said.…

BSX authorised to issue LEIs

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Stock Exchange has confirmed that it is authorised to issue legal entity identifiers LEI to Bermudian-domiciled companies and has been doing so for several months. Neville Caines, the BSX operations manager, said The BSX through its relationship with CUSIP Global Services, is now issuing LEIs to Bermuda domiciled…

Edness condolence book available for signing

Source: The Royal Gazette An official condolence book in honour of Quinton Edness is available for signing today. It can be signed at the Cabinet Office between 11am and 5pm today, or before the former Cabinet Ministers funeral, at the Cathedral of The Most Holy Trinity Church, tomorrow. A Government spokeswoman said The Government…

Condolence Book Available For Quinton Edness

Source: Bernews A Condolence Book will be available for signing at the Cabinet Office to pay respects to the late Quinton Edness. A Government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda joins the community in extending heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Hon. Quinton Edness, JP, MP. “The public… Link:

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Visits Bermuda

Source: Bernews FIFA President Gianni Infantino is visiting Bermuda, marking the first official visit to Bermuda by a FIFA President in over three decades. In describing Mr Infantino’s background, the FIFA website said, “Before being elected FIFA President, Gianni Infantino was the UEFA General Secretary since October 2009, having joined the organisation… Link:

British MP Questions Domestic Partnership Bill

Source: Bernews The Bermudian Parliament is “begging the Foreign Secretary to allow it to cancel same-sex marriage, which is an entirely retrograde step,” British MP Chris Bryant said while speaking in the British Parliament, with the MP asking will the UK Minister make “sure that the Government tell the Bermudian Parliament very… Link:

Young Reporters For Environment Competition

Source: Bernews Young Reporters for the Environment [YRE] is an international competition where students identify an environmental issue of relevance to the island [including global issues with local implications], research the topic, develop a written, photo or video journalism project around the issue where they present not only their findings but their… Link:

Court St. Traffic Lights Temporarily Switched Off

Source: Bernews Traffic lights at the corner of Court St and Victoria St will be switched off temporarily this morning [Jan 17] between approximately 9.00am and noon. A police spokesperson said, “Please note that the traffic lights at the corner of Court St and Victoria St will be switched off temporarily this… Link:

New manager at St Georges Club

Source: The Royal Gazette Peter Kyle has been appointed manager of The St Georges Club, in the Town of St George. He has extensive experience in the hotel industry. He was executive housekeeper and Fairmont Gold Manager at the Fairmont Southampton, and also worked for the company in Boston. And he helped train Fairmont…

Top dog Hogan is a Wiz on stage

Source: The Royal Gazette Hogan helped make ltigtThe Wizard of Ozltigt a hit in October. Few in the audience would have guessed it was the papillons acting debut he ran into Dorothys arms, and barked on command, without fail. Owner Maureen Burke would probably say it is because the 6-year-old is a regular in…

Seriously, you dont have to look like a man

Source: The Royal Gazette It is a common misconception that if a woman lifts weights she will end up looking like a man. How? Will she grow an Adams apple? Will her voice deepen? Will she grow a pair? Most definitely not. Still, I hear it all the time If I train with you,…

Butterfield why I dedicated marathon triumph to Don

Source: The Royal Gazette Just talking about fellow triathlete Tim Don gets Tyler Butterfield emotional. It happened again on Sunday Dons 40th birthday when Butterfield mentioned his name minutes after clinching victory in the Bermuda Marathon. Dons coach, Julie Dibens, is now also Butterfields coach in Boulder, Colorado, where he and Butterfield. ..

Successful Speed Networking For Students

Source: Bernews University students home for Christmas were given the opportunity to participate in the BFIS Annual Christmas Speed Networking Lunch on December 28th at O’Hara House [courtesy of XL Catlin]. Approximately 35 insurance professionals and 40+ college students enjoyed an hour of fast but extremely useful one-on-one ‘interviews’ with numerous insurance… Link:

NZ Nominated For Laureus World Team Of Year

Source: Bernews The New Zealand America’s Cup team — which won the coveted trophy when Bermuda hosted the event in 2017 — has been nominated for the Laureus Team of the Year award, with the sailors nominated alongside teams including NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, Super Bowl champions New England Patriots, and Champions… Link:

Students benefit from networking event

Source: The Royal Gazette University students home for the holiday break were given the opportunity to participate in a BFIS Speed Networking Lunch on at OHara House, courtesy of XL Catlin. Approximately 35 insurance professionals and over 40 college students enjoyed an hour of fast but extremely useful one-on-one interviews with numerous insurance professionals.

Food Review: Marcus’ At Hamilton Princess

Source: Bernews [Written by Vejay Steede] Day Two of Restaurant Weeks 2018, and I find myself at Marcus, inside the luxurious Hamilton Princess. My partner and I arrived late, but we were greeted with warmth and respect, and seated immediately. The Ambiance is perfect inside Marcus; the lighting and background music is set… Link:

Football: FA Challenge Cup Quarter Final Draw

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Football Association hosted the FA Challenge Cup Quarter Final Draw at the Clyde Best Center of Excellence Boardroom today, with the following draws made. Saturday February 17th 9:00pm – BAA vs. Paget Lions at BAA Field Sunday February 18th 2:30pm – Southampton Rangers vs. North Village Rams at… Link:

Governor talks business at Warwick Camp

Source: The Royal Gazette The Governor today said that military training gave a competitive edge to soldiers civilian employees. John Rankin was speaking as he toured Warwick Camp, where the Royal Bermuda Regiments latest recruits settle into their first week of training. Mr Rankin said These men and women will learn new skills across…

BTA launches Inspired Wednesdays

Source: The Royal Gazette Some diners will eat for free during Bermuda Restaurant Weeks as part of a new promotion to encourage people to dine out during the week. One diner plus one guest will have the Restaurant Weeks portion of their bill covered at participating restaurants through the Inspired Wednesdays campaign. A statement…

Bank shares improve

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of HSBC Holdings rose by 30 cents, or 2. 87 per cent, to 10. 75 after 3,286 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Meanwhile, on the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield Bank rose two cents, or 0. 05 per cent, to 40. 25. The Royal GazetteBSX Index…

1 Hour Video: Halting Rise Of Obesity & Diabetes

Source: Bernews [Updated] The Ministry of Health is hosting a public presentation on “how Obesity and Diabetes are impacting our community”, with Jane DeVille-Almond as the guest speaker, and if you were unable to make it, you can tune in to the live broadcast below. “Obesity and Diabetes are our most serious… Link:

Young musicians to shine at Bermuda Festival

Source: The Royal Gazette Young musicians will bring their skills to the 2018 Bermuda Festival on January 30 after a highly successful show over the weekend. Taking centre stage will be 11-year-old Indigo Adamson, with seven violinists from the Bermuda School of Music. They will be joined by the runners-up, CedarBridge Academy band Brothers…

Electric car charging stations for Dockyard

Source: The Royal Gazette Six charging stations are to be installed at the Royal Naval Dockyard so that Twizy drivers can get a free electric top-up. The West End Development Corporation is also in talks with other electric car operators to see if more charging stations can be installed in the area. Joanna Cranfield,…

Bluewave partners with Mimosa

Source: The Royal Gazette Bluewave is to partner with US firm Mimosa Networks to bring its new wireless high-speed internet service to the island. Mimosas fixed wireless technology, claimed to deliver ultra-broadband speeds in hard-to-reach rural areas, is used in 150 countries, according to the company. In a statement today, Bluewave said its new…

Bermuda To Host Coterie Wedding Conference

Source: Bernews Munaluchi Bride Magazine — a leading multicultural wedding publication in the United States — is bringing its annual retreat to the island in what is described as a “profile-raising opportunity for Bermuda”. The Coterie Retreat will be a three-day conference of more than 100 wedding and event professionals, hosted at… Link:

Bluewave Partners With Mimosa Networks

Source: Bernews Mimosa Networks announced that Bluewave has selected Mimosa as its fixed wireless technology partner. “Seeking to revolutionize the local market with a truly convergent network, Bluewave is providing affordable, reliable, high-speed internet, video and voice to its local business and residential subscribers. Bluewave is owned by East End Telecom, Bermuda’s leading… Link:

Twizy Chargers To Be Installed At Dockyard

Source: Bernews Six charging stations are to be installed at the Royal Naval Dockyard so that Twizy drivers can get a free electric top-up. And the West End Development Corporation [WEDCO] is also discussing opportunities with other electric car operators to see if more charging stations can be installed in the area.… Link:

Flora Duffy Named “Best Female Biker Of 2017″

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Flora Duffy has been named the “Best Female Biker of 2017″ by Triathlon.org, who said that while Duffy “proved her ability to be an all-around three sport triathlete, there is never denying what a powerhouse she is on the bike.” The story said “Every year and every single new… Link:

Twelve surprises for 2018

Source: The Royal Gazette ltigtIn science and similar disciplines, knowledge is generally cumulative, building on a foundation of laws and relationships. In the financial world, knowledge is adaptive, in the sense that the views and actions of each participant a function of their own experiences affect the views and actions of others. As John…

Minors plays waiting game

Source: The Royal Gazette Dage Minors says there is a 50-50 chance he will compete at this years Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia in April. The newly crowned KPMG Front Street Mile elite mens winner has met the qualifying standard in the 800 metres but has yet to confirm his availability…

MarketPlace acts to stop carts straying

Source: The Royal Gazette Problems caused by shopping carts being taken from MarketPlace stores on Victoria Street and Church Street, and then dumped elsewhere in the city, now have a solution. An electronic system has been put in place to lock up the wheels of any carts that are pushed outside the boundaries of…

Natural Goods, Desserts & More At ‘Tuck Shop’

Source: Bernews The ‘Tuck Shop’ has opened on Middle Road in Southampton, with the store currently offering a variety of items, with the offerings centered around a “mantra of natural, organic, handmade.” Alicia Tucker told Bernews that the store will offer homemade desserts, cappuccinos and lattes, toys, natural cleaners, accessories, jeweley, and… Link:

Photos & Video: Party People At BHW Launch

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Heroes Weekend [BHW] hosted their annual launch last night [Jan 14] at the Fairmont Southampton, featuring Party People, Intense, Nova Mas International, Passion Bermuda, and Code Red BDA; with the event also showcasing the costumes for Kiddie Carnival from Nova Mas International and Nirvana Kids. The photos below show Party… Link:

Ministers Visit Ongoing Regiment Recruit Camp

Source: Bernews Government Ministers paid a visit to Warwick Camp today [Jan 15] as the island’s newest soldiers settled in to their first full day of training. Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs, Walter Roban and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines toured Warwick Camp and dropped in on… Link:

Ministers visit new RBR recruits

Source: The Royal Gazette Government ministers paid a visit to Warwick Camp today as the islands newest soldiers settled in to their first full day of training. Deputy Premier Walter Roban and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines toured Warwick Camp and dropped in on recruits coming to grips with military life and equipment.…

Food Review: Fairmont’s Boundary Sports Bar

Source: Bernews [Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Trying new restaurants is probably in my top five favorite things to do. It’s no secret that I love to eat and I love to eat at new places. That brings me to Boundary Sports Bar and Grille at the Fairmont Southampton. Boundary is Bermuda’s… Link:

Designer Balloons Studio Website Launched

Source: Bernews Designer Balloons Studio, a business specializing in balloon décor and other party supplies, has launched an interactive new website, giving customers the chance to bring a creative vision for their next event to life. The site, www.designerballoonstudio.com, which officially launched last week, allows people to purchase an array of balloons… Link:

Bermuda to host wedding conference

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda will host a three-day conference for wedding and event professionals in December of this year. The Coterie Retreat will be brought to the island by ltigtMunaluchi Bride Magazineltigt in what is described as a profile-raising opportunity for Bermuda. Nicole McKenzie, sales and marketing director for the. .. Link:

30 Minute Video: Jan 15 ZBM Evening News

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

Ascendant shares hit new 52-week high

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Ascendant Group rose 5. 3 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading to close at a new 52-week high. The owner of power utility Belco closed at 10, up 50 cents on the day, as 23,800 shares changed hands. Ascendant was the only stock to trade and The…

New bus arrives

Source: The Royal Gazette The first of four new buses arrived in Bermuda today with a further three expected in the next four months, according to the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs. Walter Roban, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, said the arrival of new vehicles, along with an…

Teacher with a passion for acting

Source: The Royal Gazette Shirley Christopher has been remembered as a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to helping others. Friends and family yesterday paid tribute to the former teacher, who died earlier this month at the age of 84. Her son, D. Lloyd Christopher said She was very calm, giving. She would go…

Hunt for new Cabinet Secretary

Source: The Royal Gazette Derrick Binns will step down as Cabinet Secretary as part of a civil service shake-up, the Government announced today. Dr Binns will continue as Head of the Civil Service, where he will continue to lead public service reform, according to a press release. The Public Service Commission aims to appoint…

Report: EU To Target Territories In Brexit Talks

Source: Bernews Demands to open up Britain’s “network of overseas tax havens are set to be used by the EU as leverage to force concessions during Brexit trade talks,” according to a report from the Independent, which stated that “as things stand it looks like Bermuda will be given a clean bill… Link:

Clarien Bank Increase Deposit & Savings Rates

Source: Bernews Effective January 15, 2018, Clarien Bank Limited will be increasing its term deposit rates and adjusting its BMD$ base lending rate following the US Federal Reserve rate increase announced on December 13, 2017. Promotional Deposit Products “Clarien is introducing a series of attractive promotional deposit products to provide its client… Link:

Former Princess Staff Club Donates $33,000

Source: Bernews The former members of The Princess Staff Club donated the retired organisation’s remaining funds of $33,300 to four local charities. The four charities chosen are the Bermuda Diabetes Association, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, Salvation Army and The Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association [LCCA]. These charities were chosen by former members… Link:

Cabinet Secretary & Head Of The Civil Service

Source: Bernews [Updated] In an “effort to place a sharper focus on Public Service Reform,” the posts of Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service will be separated, the Government said today, with Dr. Derrick Binns to continue as the Head of the Civil Service, while the role of… Link:

So much more than just horseplay

Source: The Royal Gazette No progress is too little for Samantha Hillier. Having witnessed the wheelchair-bound ride and the speech-impaired sing, the WindReach instructor extols the healing power of horses. Being around the animals is her biggest reward. The connection between animals and people is incredible, let alone being up on a huge horse…

Are black OBA members onthe white side of history?

Source: The Royal Gazette I am well aware that the headline is very provocative. Im also aware that during our political challenges and debates, race is often shoved front and centre. As a black One Bermuda Alliance member, I dare to ask this question because I know that in many peoples minds black and…

Outlet for Bermudian-made products

Source: The Royal Gazette Supporting small Bermudian businesses has been the goal for two local women since starting their own boutique. Owners Jan Quinn and Andrea Moniz launched Hand Made Bermuda, which operates within the Clock Tower Mall, Dockyard, four years ago. We started small by selling items we make ourselves I make jewellery…

Martial Arts: Bermudians Win In Virginia

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Karate Organization fielded a strong team this weekend in Reston, Virginia; with Goju, Shotokan and Uechi karate styles and Chinese Kung fu all represented, and the Bermuda team claiming multiple wins. Among the juniors, 11 -year-old Dominique Brown placed third in both intermediate forms and weapons and first… Link:

Wilson affordable healthcare a priority

Source: The Royal Gazette Cheaper healthcare will continue to be one of the most important government priorities, health minister Kim Wilson said today. Ms Wilson said The Government is currently reviewing all healthcare fees and will implement a new fee schedule in 2018. Making healthcare more affordable will continue to be one of the…

Rookie soldiers join the RBR

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas newest soldiers got their first taste of military life today as the Royal Bermuda Regiments annual recruit camp started with a bang. The recruits saw a demonstration of the firepower in the regiments arsenal, as well as training aids like thunderflashes and flares at the start of two weeks…

Rugby League Ladies & Mens Division Results

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Rugby Football Unions’ League season resumed at the National Sports Center. The Renegades were the only club on the day to get a double victory, with their Ladies team winning by 9 and their Men’s team won by 19. Ladies Division Renegades 19 Teachers 10 The Renegades got off… Link:

Six Hours Of Video: Marathon Race Weekend

Source: Bernews Local and international runners hit the streets this weekend as the 2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend took place, beginning with the KPMG Front Street Mile on Friday night, the 10K on Saturday morning and Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday morning. You can view approximately six hours of video spanning all… Link:

Two Swimmers Meet Carifta Qualifying Standard

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association hosted a Long Course Qualifying Meet at the National Sports Center, with two athletes meeting the Carifta Qualifying Standard. Skyler Powell met the Qualifying Standard during the Women’s 15 & Over 100 LC Meter Freestyle when she touched the wall in 1:02.23, while Jack Harvey… Link:

“The Art of Fashion” Lecture On January 24

Source: Bernews The Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series will present “The Art of Fashion” on Wednesday, January 24 at 6.00pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts, City Hall. “Get first-hand insight into the creative minds of Bermudian fashion designers as they discuss their inspiration and influences in crafting their unique styles. Featuring James… Link:

Weather Forecast For Monday January 15

Source: Bernews Monday, January 15 is expected to thunderstorms, with the high to be near High near 23°C/73°F and the low to be near 19°C/67°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 78%. Sunrise will be at 7:21am and sunset will… Link:

Swan recalls Edness as devoted to community

Source: The Royal Gazette A former leader of the United Bermuda Party has paid tribute to the late Quinton Edness, a longstanding minister under the UBP government. Kim Swan, now the MP for St Georges West under the Progressive Labour Party, offered condolences to Mr Edness widow, Vicki, as well as his daughter, Stacey,…

Kemal adds Half-Marathon to 10K crown

Source: The Royal Gazette Birhanu Dare Kemal of Ethiopia beat countryman Gimma Bekele Gebre by two and a half minutes to comfortably win the Bermuda Half-Marathon today. Kemal never looked back after breaking away from a lead group of about seven runners after the two-mile mark as the runners headed east along South Shore…

Butterfield makes it a Bermuda double

Source: The Royal Gazette Tyler Butterfield followed in the example set by Dage Minors in Fridays KPMG Front Street Mile when he ran to victory in the marathon today in near perfect running conditions. Butterfield, Bermudas top male triathlete who returned from his home in Boulder, Colorado to compete for the first time in…

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Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtFlanagans Onions 0 Robin Hood 3ltbgtRobin Hood advanced to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Flanagans Onions at Goose Gosling Field on Saturday night. Two goals from Lejuan Simmons, the captain, and one from Nathan Peskett were sufficient to see Hood through. The scoreline…

Challenge Cup & Corona League Football Results

Source: Bernews This weekend the Bermuda Football Association’s FA Challenge Cup and Corona League saw a total of 21 goals scored in five games. In FA Challenge Cup matches St. George’s Colts and Robin Hood recorded wins, and in the Corona League matches Robin Hood, Lock N Key and North Village Rams… Link:

XL Estimate Wildfires Catastrophe Loss Of $45M

Source: Bernews XL Group Ltd announced preliminary estimates of natural catastrophe net losses of approximately $45 million related to the recent wildfires in Southern California and $20 million related to other events. The estimated losses are approximately evenly split between the Company’s Insurance and Reinsurance segments. “Total aggregate net loss estimates related… Link:

Live Video: Marathon, Half Marathon Finish Line

Source: Bernews The 2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend Marathon and Half-Marathon took place this morning [Jan 14], with both local and international runners taking part. The route map says, “Bermuda Marathon runners & walkers will complete two loops of the Bermuda Half Marathon course. “Start at the Flag Pole on Front St. Hamilton;… Link:

Brown-Darrell CT Scan Unit To Close On Jan 31

Source: Bernews The CT Scan Unit at Brown-Darrell Clinic will close on January 31, 2018, with the company saying it is as a “result of severe reductions in payments by the Bermuda Health Council.” “For the past ten years Brown-Darrell has provided back-up CT services to KEMH and a private choice in CT… Link:

Video: Sunday Jan 14th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews Dage Minors becoming the first Bermudian to win the Elite Mile, Nicholas Christopher starring in a tour of Hamilton, Che’-Chulae Dowling and Zemira Webb making their debut as junior football referees, and Ilona Perry launching the ‘Penny & Drum’ online baby boutique, were all some of the positive news stories… Link:

Photos & Video: Girl’s Football League Underway

Source: Bernews The new Girls’ Football League got underway today [Jan 13] at BFA Field in Prospect with teams consisting of U7, U9, U11 and U13 girls scheduled to take over the Clyde Best Center of Excellence. Don Vickers, BFA Assistant Technical Development Director previously said, “The commencement of the Girls Football… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday January 14

Source: Bernews Sunday, January 14 is expected to be mostly sunny skies, with the high to be near 22°C/72°F and the low to be near 20°C/68°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 84%. Sunrise will be at 7.20am and sunset… Link:

Terceira & Lopes Compete In The Netherlands

Source: Bernews Bermudians Jillian Terciera and Tyler Lopes competed in the Azelhof International Horse jumping event in the Netherlands. On the first day, the pair competed in the same Class. Terceira and Chakova finished 2nd competing in the Silver III 1.20m in Two Phases Class, the pair clocked a Clear First Phase… Link:

Nahki Wells & Reggie Lambe Both In Action

Source: Bernews Reggie Lambe and Nahki Wells were both in action today [Jan 13] for their teams in England, with Wells’ team losing 0 – 1, while Lambe’s team earned a victory. Carlisle United recorded a 1 – 0 victory over Crewe Alexandra, with Reggie Lambe starting for Carlisle and playing the… Link:

Kemal leads Ethiopian treble in 10K

Source: The Royal Gazette Ethiopian runners produced a clean sweep of the mens podium in Saturdays Bermuda Marathon Weekend 10K. Birhanu Dare Kemal led the field across the line in 32min, with Abu Kebede Diriba taking second in 3302 and Girma Bekele Gebre third in 3417. The trio were among a group of four…

“How Millennials Continue To Change World”

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will host a talk entitled “How Millennials Continue To Change the World” with Jared Kleinert on Monday, January 15th at 7:30pm. The event poster says, “Join TED speaker, award winning author & USA Today’s ‘Most Connected Millennial’ Jared Kleinert for an in-depth discussion around… Link:

Live Video: Marathon Weekend 10K Race Finish

Source: Bernews Hundreds of runners made their way to the National Sports Centre this morning [Jan 13] to take part in the 2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend 10K race, and the live video of the finish line is below. The Race Weekend kicked off last night with the Front Street Mile, and continues… Link:

Bank Foundation Redefines Scholarships Criteria

Source: Bernews The Bank of Bermuda Foundation has redefined its eligibility criteria for its annual scholarships by placing a priority on financial need in addition to academic merit. A spokesperson said, “Following two years of strategic planning from 2014 to 2016, Bank of Bermuda Foundation identified the need to evolve from being… Link:

BTA must find cure for Triangle fever

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,I have just returned from spending Christmas in California and, as I usually do when I travel, I take the Bermuda VIP cards and give them to as many people as possible, hoping they will visit our beautiful island. But as usual I get the same response Oh, I…

Lucky to have such a good hospital unit

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,I would like to say a big thank-you to all the staff at the surgical day unit who looked after me yesterday January 11, 2017. They were all so kind and professional, and put you at ease. A special big thank-you to Dr Barclay and her team, who were…

Explore the possibilities with Women Aglow

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtTODAYltbgt Women Aglow Int Please join our fellowship worship service at 9. 45am when the topic will be Explore the Possibilities. Light refreshments will be served. Come and praise the Lord. All are welcome. Astwood Hall, Church Street, Hamilton. For more information contact Brenda Webb on. .. Link: Explore

Shannel has a moving message

Source: The Royal Gazette Everyone was shocked by what they heard, including her mother. I used to be very shy as a child and there was a part of me that thought I cant sing, so I kept quiet, said Mrs Burrows, the wife of Pastor Eldridge Burrows of West Pembroke Pentecostal Assembly. Then,…

Know your maths for your financial wellbeing

Source: The Royal Gazette Maths rules the world maths being a major component of the acronym Stem science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Money is an absolute. It does not lie. Maths is a universal language, needing no translation. People of diverse cultures, races, economic backgrounds, geographical distances, with no ability to communicate in a.…

Sandys man jailed for burglaries

Source: The Royal Gazette A 36-year-old man was yesterday jailed for a year after admitting a string of thefts. Desmond Trott-Sousa pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court to five separate charges in connection with the theft of cash and jewellery. Trott-Sousa, from Sandys, offered to pay restitution to his victims. But Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo said…

Sport Scoreboard, January 13, 2018

Source: The Royal Gazette For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Link: Sport Scoreboard, January 13, 2018

Take your partner by the hand

Source: The Royal Gazette The No Trump bid at bridge is often at the centre of many bidding sequences in most cases it is a very exact and descriptive bid and as a result should hand over captaincy of the auction to your partner. For instance, when you open 1NT you tell your partner…

Are stocks expensive? That depends…

Source: The Royal Gazette How cheap or expensive are stocks? This is one of the more interesting investing debates, and a very confusing question for institutions and individuals alike. It often leads to fear, paralysis or bad decision-making, or some combination of the three. I was reminded of this recently courtesy of a ltigtWall…

Video: January 13 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Dage Minors becomes the first Bermudian to win Elite Front Street Mile race, collision results in a van overturning on St Davids Road, Phoenix Stores now offer cannabinoid CBD Hemp Oil products, firefighters responded to an oven fire at a Smiths home & a deep fryer fire at Sung Sing Restaurant, Washington Properties investing… Link:

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 13

Source: Bernews The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday January 13th. On Sunday the BlackWatch cruise ship is expected, and on Monday the Oleander container ship is scheduled to arrive. On Wednesday the Somers Isles container ship will arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda… Link:

Car flips over in Southampton

Source: The Royal Gazette A female had to be cut from the car she was driving after a crash in Southampton tonight. The accident happened on South Road near Henry VIII Restaurant at around 8. 45pm. A police spokesman said that the car, which was travelling west, had swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian.…

Bermuda’s Dage Minors Wins Elite Mile Race

Source: Bernews Dage Minors thrilled the crowd this evening [Jan 12] when he won the Elite Men’s Race at the KPMG Front Street Mile, marking the first time a Bermudian has won the prestigious division. Minors crossed the line in a time of 4:33 earning loud applause from the crowd, and in… Link:

Driver Extricated From Overturned Car

Source: Bernews A driver was extricated out of a car by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service this evening [Jan 12] after a collision which resulted in the car overturning in Southampton. A police spokesperson said, “At About 8:44pm [Friday] police and other first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision… Link:

Minors makes history in Front Street Mile

Source: The Royal Gazette Dage Minors became the first Bermudian to win the Elite Mens Race at the KPMG Front Street Mile in Hamilton tonight. Minors won the title in an unofficial time of 4min 33sec, one second ahead of second-placed Jordan Donnelly, of Britain. Ethiopias Girma Bekele was third in a time of…

Cutbacks at Brown-Darrell Clinic

Source: The Royal Gazette A hi-tech computerised X-ray service at the Brown-Darrell Clinic is to shut due to severe reductions in payments, it was revealed today. And clinic owner Ewart Brown blamed the Bermuda Health Council for the closure of the CT scan service. Dr Brown said We never anticipated that we would be…

Police Respond To “Kite Surfer In Distress”

Source: Bernews On Wednesday [Jan 10], police responded to a “kite surfer in distress” after the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] initially received a report of a vessel sinking. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Wednesday 10th Januaray, 1.42pm. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by a member of the public… Link:

Live Updates & Video: Front Street Mile Races

Source: Bernews [Updating] The 2018 Bermuda Marathon Race Weekend is getting underway with the KPMG Front Street Mile this evening [Jan 12] in Hamilton. The event generally attracts a large crowd, and if you are unable to make it, you can follow along with our live updates below, as barring any technical… Link:

30 Minute Video: Jan 12 ZBM Evening News

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

Butterfield shares surge 5.3

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank shares surged more than 5 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today to lift the local stock market. The bank gained 2, or 5. 3 per cent, to close on a new 52-week high of 40, as 3,400 shares changed hands. Butterfields rise on the BSX allowed…

Parent Expo set for January 20

Source: The Royal Gazette Free workshops for parents, along with a youth fair, are to be offered on Saturday, January 20 at CedarBridge Academy. Glenn Fubler, of the group Imagine Bermuda, announced the Parent Expo with a group of principals from public and private schools around the island. With a theme of empowering families,…

Scholarships directed to less wealthy students

Source: The Royal Gazette Bank of Bermuda Foundation scholarships will now be handed out based on the financial needs of their families. All students will be required to fill out a statement of means form to show whether their family is equipped to pay for postsecondary education, according to a statement from the Foundation.…

Respected and driven banker

Source: The Royal Gazette A veteran Bermuda banker was yesterday remembered for his exemplary career. Luis Douglas, who worked with the Bank of Bermuda for more than three decades until 2000, died on Boxing Day from pneumonia. A spokeswoman for HSBC, which acquired the bank in 2004, said Luis was known for his highly…

Photos: Van Overturns After Collision In St Davids

Source: Bernews [Updated with video] Police and fire personnel are on scene in the St Davids Road area this morning [Jan 12] following a collision which resulted in a van overturning. The driver did not appear to be seriously injured, and as of 9.20am the van has been turned over, and they… Link:

“Andy” Is Now The Longest Tracked Tiger Shark

Source: Bernews Andy — a tiger shark tagged in Bermuda by scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s [NSU] Guy Harvey Research Institute [GHRI] in 2014 — is now the longest tracked tiger shark on record. “Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast of the United States and around Bermuda, the Bahamas and… Link:

New year, new vision. Well see

Source: The Royal Gazette So the prodigal son has made it back from the abyss. The Peoples Campaign for Equality, Jobs and Justice announced its return to relevance last week after an extended spell in hibernation during which the future of one its three kingpins was placed in grave doubt and the country experienced…

Businessman apologises for defaming Schuetz

Source: The Royal Gazette An Australian businessman has apologised unreservedly for false accusations he made against the former executive director of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission. Tibor Vertes, presented as one of a very esteemed panel of speakers at a Progressive Labour Party forum on gaming in May last year, was sued by Richard…

Jaime a model professional

Source: The Royal Gazette An agent, a modelling contract, her picture in British Vogue its all a possibility for Jaime Proctor. Shes one of 42 finalists hoping to win Top Model Worldwide 2018. The runway show in the competition is watched by agents and photographers, said the 14-year-old, who was chosen from more than…

CedarBridge To Crown ‘Sports King & Queen’

Source: Bernews Ten CedarBridge Academy student-athletes will vie for the inaugural crown and title of CedarBridge Academy Sports King and Queen on Saturday, January 13th when the school’s sports pageant takes place at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts. The pageant begins at 7 p.m. and is being held… Link:

Full Menus: Restaurant Weeks Dinner Specials

Source: Bernews Bermuda Lobster Ravioli, Grilled Petit Filet Mignon, Pan Seared Salmon, Smoked BBQ Chicken, Lamb Loin Chops, Teriyaki Pork Loin, Crispy Duck Leg Confit, Crusted English Lamb Sirloin, Signature Seafood Paella, Braised Beef Short Rib, Local Pumpkin Risotto and Vegetarian Casserole are just a few of the options available for the dinner portion of this year’s Bermuda Restaurant Weeks. Over 50 local restaurants are… Link:

Ball Hockey: Winnipeg Jets & Maple Leafs Win

Source: Bernews A total of 17 goals were scored at the PCC Hockey Rink as the 2017/18 Bermuda Ball Hockey League season resumed. Calgary Flames 2 Winnipeg Jets 7 In the opener the League Leaders Winnipeg Jets defeated the Calgary Flames who currently in 7th place, Shane Matchett and Jeremy Estey scored… Link:

Butterfield shares up 2.07 in New York

Source: The Royal Gazette Only one stock was active on The Royal GazetteBSX Index yesterday. A total of 8,800 shares of One Communications were traded, but with no change to the closing price. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was also unchanged at 2,221. 4. On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield Bank were…

Photos/Results: Duckett Memorial Rugby Game

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Police Rugby Football Club hosted the 2018 edition of the George Duckett Memorial Rugby Tournament at Police Field in Prospect. George Duckett was a former Commissioner of Police who was assassinated in 1972. Duckett was a larger than life Commissioner who stood at 6’5” tall, and was well… Link:

Tributes Paid To Political Icon Quinton Edness

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] [Updated] Political icon Quinton Edness passed away on Thursday, he was 86. Mr Edness was a United Bermuda Party MP for Warwick West for 30 years, serving many of them as a Cabinet minister. During his long political career for the UBP, he held the portfolios as… Link:

30 Minute Video: Jan 11 ZBM Evening News

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

Weather Forecast For Friday January 12

Source: Bernews Friday, January 12 is expected to be windy and becoming cloudy in the afternoon, with the high to be near 22°C/71°F and the low to be near 20°C/68°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 81%. Sunrise will be… Link:

Political statesman Edness dies

Source: The Royal Gazette Political stalwart and respected businessman Quinton Edness died today at the age of 86. Mr Edness, who served as a United Bermuda Party MP for 30 years, passed away this morning with his wife, Vicki, and his daughter, Stacey, at his bedside. He was awarded the CBE in 1992 in…

Bermuda Marathon Weekend to close streets

Source: The Royal Gazette Motorists are being reminded of a number of road closures and parking restrictions that will be place this weekend. A number of separate events will be held as part of Bermuda Marathon Weekend which runs from Friday, January 12, to Sunday, January 14. The 2018 KPMG Front Street Mile race…

Restorative practice courses offered

Source: The Royal Gazette Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda is to offer restorative practices facilitator training to members of the public in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission. There will be two, one-day workshops titled Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively. The workshops will be held at the HRC, Milner. ..

Abir hires Bermudian Alvera

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian Joshua Alvera has been hired by the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers as its public policy and regulatory affairs representative. In this role, Mr Alvera will be responsible for conducting research and analysis on various regulatory and public policy issues, while also providing general support to Abirs executive.…

Advice on electric heaters

Source: The Royal Gazette The fire service has issued safety advice on electrical space heaters. It includes keep heating equipment at least 3ft away from anything that can burn do not plug power cords into an extension cord turn off heaters when you leave a room or go to bed inspect for cracked or…

RGA & RenaissanceRe Launch Langhorne Re

Source: Bernews Reinsurance Group of America and RenaissanceRe Holdings announced the launch of Langhorne Re, a global reinsurer targeting large in-force life and annuity blocks. To date, Langhorne Re has secured $780 million of equity capital commitments including investments from RGA and RenaissanceRe. Langhorne Re will combine a strong long-term capital base with… Link:

Video: Bermuda Skink Visits Cahow Burrow

Source: Bernews The camera set up to film Cahows on Nonsuch Island recently caught an unusual visitor, with a critically endangered Bermuda skink stopping by the burrow, wandering around and taking a rather close look at the camera. – “A Bermuda Skink was recently filmed visiting the CahowCam burrow as we wait for… Link:

Condos, Homes, Commercial Real Estate Trends

Source: Bernews Condominiums comprised 26% of closed sales during 2017, significant challenge continues to be felt in the commercial real estate market, and a prediction that 2018 will mirror last year in terms of performance within the various real estate market segments. This is from Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty’s January 2018 sales… Link:

Butterfield back for marathon

Source: The Royal Gazette Triathlete Tyler Butterfield will run in Bermuda Marathon Weekend as he continues his preparation for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, in April. Butterfield is to return home from Boulder, Colorado, tomorrow and will be among hundreds taking part in the full marathon on Sunday the final race…

Most connected millennial visits

Source: The Royal Gazette A leading voice of the millennial generation is coming to Bermuda this weekend to run a marathon and to speak about how young entrepreneurs are changing the world. Jared Kleinert has been named by ltigtUS Todayltigt as the most connected millennial, due to his success at building and cultivating an…

Feeling the carnival spirit all over again

Source: The Royal Gazette Jason Sukdeo wants Bermuda to feel the carnival spirit all year long. There are about 8,000 people whod likely agree. At least that many hit St Davids for Bermuda Heroes Weekends Parade of Bands last year. A fte, an industry-led panel and a black-tie gala to get them revved up…

Police complaints under investigation

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Police Service is dealing with a series of allegations against its officers. A police spokesman said matters highlighted in a ZBM News broadcast were being dealt with through the courts or internally, or both. On Tuesday night, ZBM detailed a string of incidents said to have involved members…

Two Dogs Find New Home With Family In USA

Source: Bernews Earlier this month seven ‘illegal’ dogs were flown overseas via Cargojet in the hopes of finding them new homes in the United States, and two of the dogs are now settling in to their new home. The U.S. based Angels Helping Animals organisation told Bernews that two of the dogs are with… Link:

Photos & Results: Bermuda Field Hockey

Source: Bernews In recent field hockey action, the Canaries defeated the Pink Robins 3 – 1, Ravens defeated the Sandpipers 8 – 0, Mixed A Team defeated the Budgies 6 – 1, while the Mixed B Team defeated the Canaries 5 – 3. Canaries 3 Pink Robins 1 The Canaries defeated the Pink Robins… Link:

Photos: PwC Help Clean Up Railway Trail Area

Source: Bernews PwC Bermuda pitched in to help clear an overgrown section of the Bermuda Railway Trail near Shelly Bay on Sunday. The team of volunteers worked throughout the morning, assisting in the cutting back of a large amount of vegetation and trees, mowing the grass, raking the ground and picking up… Link:

Pembroke Rotary Club Donates To STAR

Source: Bernews The Pembroke Rotary Club helped to make sure that clients and families of those who are supported by STAR had a bright and happy Christmas by raising funds and donating non-perishable food items to provide STAR families in four holiday-season hampers of food and toiletries. In addition, the Club donated… Link:

WindReach: New Older Adult Exercise Classes

Source: Bernews WindReach is growing their Older Adult Programme with newly added drop in classes, with  Adult Seated Exercise Class the first new class to be unrolled. A spokesperson said, “Start the New Year feeling rejuvenated! Whether you vowed to be more active this year or want to maintain your youthful wellness and balance,… Link:

30 Minute Video: Jan 10 ZBM Evening News

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

Ascendant shares improve 3.2

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Ascendant Group, the parent company of Belco, improved by 30 cents, or 3. 2 per cent, to 9. 80 after 2,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Also improving were shares of Butterfield Bank, which were up 75 cents, or 2 per cent, at 38 after 100 were…

Naylor announced as next COO at Conyers

Source: The Royal Gazette Paul Naylor is to succeeded Stephen DeSilva as chief operating officer at Conyers Dill amp Pearman. Mr Naylor will assume the role on April 1, the day after Mr DeSilva retires after more than 25 years with the firm. Before joining Conyers, Mr Naylor worked at Linklaters for more than…

British Airways flights cancelled

Source: The Royal Gazette This evenings British Airways flight from Gatwick has been cancelled. Sallie Singleton, spokeswoman with British Airways, said the cancellation was due to a technical fault. Ms Singleton added Beacuse safety is our top priority at all times, we would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so.…

Five more days to send in Bermuda film

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas film buffs have some extra time to present their creations to the Bermuda International Film Festival. BIFF has extended its deadline for the Bermuda short film competition, as well as Bermudian film submissions for BerMovie Day, to January 15. Submissions can be uploaded to filmfreeway. com or e-mailed to…

Man fined for assault on bartender

Source: The Royal Gazette A 33-year-old man was today fined 2,500 for attacking and injuring a bartender at the West End Sailboat Club. Jason Simmons, of Sandys, pleaded guilty to assaulting Quinton Perinchief and causing him bodily harm in Sandys on July 26 last year. Magistrates Court heard that Mr Perinchief saw and smelled…

Crown accused faked payment to care home

Source: The Royal Gazette Prosecutors today alleged that a Welsh accountant made more than 50 bogus payments including to the Sylvia Richardson Care Facility while personally cashing in. Jeffrey Bevan, 50, has been charged with his wife, Samantha, 52, and two others with a raft of charges related to the alleged theft of almost…

Complaints against police under investigation

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Police Service are dealing with a series of allegations against their officers. A police spokesman said matters highlighted in a ZBM News broadcast are being dealt with through the courts or internally, or both. ZBM detailed a string of incidents last night said to have involved members of…

BFRS: Safety Tips When Using Heating Devices

Source: Bernews In an effort to encourage fire safety during the cold winter season, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] has released safety tips regarding the use of heating devices. A BFRS spokesperson said, “Fire is fast! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire.… Link:

Gateway Systems Appoints Nancy Volesky

Source: Bernews Gateway Systems announced the appointment of Nancy Volesky as their Privacy and Cyber Security Consultant. “Ms. Volesky has significant experience in this area and led the team who developed Bermuda’s Personal Information Protection Act 2016 [PIPA] legislation. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional [CIPP/US] and was the former Director… Link:

Mazhye Burchall To Participate In MLS Combine

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Mazhye Burchall is one of the 23 players from CONCACAF Member Associations taking part in this week’s invitation-only  MLS Caribbean Combine in Florida. The CONCACAF website said “CONCACAF and Major League Soccer have teamed up for this week’s 2018 MLS Caribbean Combine, which will take place January 9-11 at the… Link:

Sun: Gay Couple’s Cruise Wedding Cancelled

Source: Bernews The UK’s Sun reported that a gay couple had their “dream wedding on a cruise” cancelled after Bermuda-registered P&O cruise line contacted them citing the change in Bermuda law. The Domestic Partnerships Act passed in the House of Assembly and then passed in the Senate, with the Domestic Partnerships Act… Link:

Raleigh To Host Final Information Session Tonight

Source: Bernews Raleigh Bermuda is recruiting for their 2018 programme, and will be holding a Final Information Session this evening [Jan 10]. A spokesperson said, “Raleigh Bermuda is recruiting for our 2018 programme and will be holding our Final Information Session on Wednesday, January 10th 6pm – 7pm at our office at… Link:

Bermuda revamping national programme

Source: The Royal Gazette Field hockey in Bermuda is building on the womens national teams encouraging performance at the Central American and Caribbean Games qualifiers in Jamaica last November. The Bermuda Hockey Federation is setting up a national programme for the long-term development of the sport on the island. Bermuda beat NCAA Division III…

Giving weather the cold shoulder

Source: The Royal Gazette The world doesnt sympathise when temperatures fall in Bermuda. As our thermostats dropped to 56F last week, people on the US East Coast battled a bomb cyclone. With it came more than a foot of snow Mount Washington, the Northeasts highest peak, recorded a temperature of -37F. Here in Bermuda,…

Twenty years of helping to make learning fun

Source: The Royal Gazette For two decades, The Learning World has been supporting education through the supply of resources that help children to learn. Shunna Muhammad, the owner of the teacher supply and educational toy shop on Farmstead Lane, Sandys, said her own entrepreneurial spirt and the support of her family were key to…

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For January 2018

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Twitter announced that it wouldn’t be blocking US President Donald Trump’s tweets in spite in spite of a push by some to see him removed from the social media site. The company wrote on its blog, “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial… Link:

30 Minute Video: Jan 9 ZBM Evening News

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

Police commissioner DeSilva to retire

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas Commissioner of Police today announced he is to retire in the summer. Michael DeSilva will step down in June after eight years in the services top job. Mr DeSilva said It was not an easy decision to retire and leave a career of over 32 years in the making.…

Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva To Retire

Source: Bernews [Updated] Saying that has been “deeply rewarding to serve the community as a police officer,” Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva has confirmed that he plans to retire from the position. Commissioner DeSilva said, “It was not an easy decision to retire and leave a career of over 32 years in… Link:

Weather Forecast For Wednesday January 10

Source: Bernews Wednesday, January 10 is expected to be cloudy, with the high to be near 19°C/67°F and the low to be near 18°C/64°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 72%. Sunrise will be at 7.20am and sunset will be… Link:

MWI To Host Community Conversation Event

Source: Bernews Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] invites people to a community conversation event focusing on improving addiction, learning disability and mental health services at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI]. The event will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018 at Pier Six. Light refreshments will be provided, with doors opening at 5pm… Link:

Bermuda-linked theft trial starts in Wales

Source: The Royal Gazette A total of four people accused of laundering 2. 5 million stolen from the Bermuda Government are to go on trial in Wales this week. Husband and wife Jeffrey and Samantha Bevan, Joel Ismail and Paul Charity all deny charges related to the theft of the cash Link: Bermuda-linked

Island to welcome first cruise ships of 2018

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda will welcome its first two cruise ships of 2018 on Sunday. It will be the inaugural visit for the Bermuda-registered ltigtQueen Elizabethltigt. The luxury liner, which carries almost 1,900 passengers and 980 crew, is Cunards newest cruise ship and will be joined by sister ship ltigtQueen Victorialtigt. Link:

Online post office box payment unavailable

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda Post Offices online post office box payment system is temporarily out of service, according to a government spokeswoman. Those who want to make payments for their annual post office box rentals are asked to visit their nearest post office. The spokeswoman added The BPO apologises to its customers for…

Fidelis promotes Coulson

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian-based Fidelis Insurance has promoted Richard Coulson to the position of chief underwriting officer of its London-based subsidiary Fidelis Underwriting Ltd. He takes up this role with immediate effect and will report to Daniel Burrows, chief executive officer of FUL. Mr Coulson joined Fidelis in June 2015 as head of.…

MS Amlin Establishes Reinsurance Sidecar

Source: Bernews MS Amlin announced that a new Bermuda-domiciled special purpose reinsurer, Viribus Re Ltd, has been created to provide collateralised capacity support for MS Amlin Syndicate 2001’s global reinsurance portfolio in 2018. Viribus Re Ltd has entered into a quota share agreement with MS Amlin, incepting January 1, 2018, under which… Link:

$2.5M Money Laundering Trial To Begin In Wales

Source: Bernews Jury selection is due to begin as four people will stand trial in Wales in connection with allegedly money laundering $2.5 million stolen from the Bermuda Government, according to a report from Wales Online, which noted that “some of the witnesses will give evidence over video link from Bermuda.” Jeffrey… Link:

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

Source: Bernews While emptying a bag of lionfish they caught while diving in the Watch Hill Park and John Smith’s Bay area, local divers found a tiny octopus clinging to the side of a lionfish. In a post on social media, Weldon Wade said, “What a discovery! When freediving and culling lionfish we… Link:

Las Vegas-bound Bascome calls on Mayweather

Source: The Royal Gazette Nikki Bascome will head to Las Vegas on a one-way ticket to rebuild his career under experienced boxing trainer Jeff Mayweather. Bascome has turned to Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd the undefeated multiple-weight world champion to guide his comeback after suffering his first defeat against Fabio Costa, the Portuguese, in.…

Axis advances with Novae integration

Source: The Royal Gazette Axis Capital Holdings Ltd has received authorisation from Lloyds for Axis Managing Agency Ltd to commence management and oversight of Novae Syndicate 2007 and SPS 6129. Axis bought Novae Group last year for 611. 4 million. The authorisation became effective January 1, and creates a single managing agent structure for…

Using misfortune to help others

Source: The Royal Gazette At 19, Abuwi Rasool lost his sight. He was working in the government quarry when dynamite hed laid a month before exploded in front of him. Most of his clothing blew off and the burns covered his right side, from my knee to my forehead. Doctors and nurses didnt hold…

Noisy plovers fly in to airport

Source: The Royal Gazette Hundreds of unusual feathered visitors have touched down at LF Wade International Airport in a bid to dodge severe weather in North America. Bird preservation group the Audubon Society said more than 1,000 plovers, also known as killdeer, have been spotted at the airport and elsewhere during the past few…

89,830 Tonnes Of Waste Collected In 2016

Source: Bernews The amount of waste collected totaled 89,830 tonnes in 2016 which is a 7.47% increase over the 83,590 tonnes collected in 2015, according to the recently released 2017 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics The report said, “In 2016, the amount of waste collected totaled 89,830 tonnes. This… Link:

Dante Leverock & Narva Trans Draw In Estonia

Source: Bernews Dante Leverock played in his first match in Estonia, with Leverock and his Narva Trans teammates playing to a 0-0 draw against Tartu Tammeka. The Bermudian footballer is currently on trial with JK Narva Trans, which is a professional football club based in Narva, Estonia, that competes in the Meistriliiga,… Link:

Man arrested after Hamilton bomb threat

Source: The Royal Gazette A 36-year-old man was last night arrested in connection with a hoax bomb call that forced the evacuation of Hamiltons Magistrates Court and other city buildings. Police confirmed the arrest around 7pm tonight. The man arrested was not named by police. The arrest came after phone call to police this…

Field Hockey: Canaries, Ravens, Mixed A & B Win

Source: Bernews In recent field hockey action, the Canaries defeated the Pink Robins 3 – 1, Ravens defeated the Sandpipers 8 – 0, Mixed A Team defeated the Budgies 6 – 1, while the Mixed B Team defeated the Canaries 5 – 3. Canaries 3 Pink Robins 1 The Canaries defeated the… Link:

Butterfield shares up 0.7

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by 25 cents, or 0. 7 per cent, to 37. 25 after 206 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange the banks shares were up 35 cents, or 0. 93 per cent, at 37. 85. Meanwhile, on the local exchange,…

30 Minute Video: Jan 8 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 Tuesday January 9

Source: Bernews Tuesday, January 9 is expected to be cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours, with the high to be near 20°C/68°F and the low to be near 18°C/65°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NNW. The relative humidity is expected… Link:

MS Amlin sets up 60m Bermuda sidecar

Source: The Royal Gazette MS Amlin has set up a new Bermuda-domiciled sidecar with more than 60 million of capital backing. The global reinsurer with offices in Bermuda, the UK and continental Europe, said the new special purpose insurer, Viribus Re Ltd, would provide collateralised capacity support for MS Amlin Syndicate 2001s global reinsurance…

Man denies gun murder

Source: The Royal Gazette A 34-year-old man this morning denied the gun murder of Perry Puckerin Jr. Jeremiah Dill pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court to charges of premeditated murder and using a firearm to commit murder. Mr Dill, from Pembroke, was remanded in custody for a further court appearance next Monday. Mr…

Driver admits causing death of motorcyclist

Source: The Royal Gazette A woman today admitted causing the death of Jokeem Richardson by careless driving. Margaret DeSilva pleaded guilty during a mention in the Supreme Court. Mr Richardson, 23, died as a result of a road traffic collision on Blue Hole Hill on May 10, 2017. DeSilva was released on bail until…

Three Bermuda Athletes Meet Carifta Standard

Source: Bernews Three Bermuda track and field athletes met the Carifta Standard during the Bermuda vs. Canada Track meet at the National Sports Center. The first was Ashley Irby who clocked a 1500m winning time of 4:56.01; Sakari Famous will make yet another trip to the Carifta Championships when she met the… Link:

Bomb threat at court

Source: The Royal Gazette Court buildings were evacuated for an hour after a bomb threat this morning. Police closed sections of Court Street and Victoria Street shortly after 9. 30am, with traffic diversions in place. A heavy police presence and a fire truck were at the front of the Dame Lois Browne-Evans building, while…

Video: Courts Evacuated Due To ‘Bomb Threat’

Source: Bernews [Updating] The Courts have been evacuated this morning [Jan 8] due to a “bomb threat” the police have confirmed. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. An 11-minute live video replay is below: Update 10.39am: Minister of National Security Wayne Caines told Bernews, “There… Link:

Community centre plan in limbo

Source: The Royal Gazette An attempt to convert a derelict building into a community centre is in limbo after the Government decided to review a grant to renovate the premises. The Emperial Group was awarded the grant six months ago to transform the vacant caretakers house on a government property across from the National…

Agency rebrands as Keller Williams Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Moura amp Associates has formed a partnership with one of the worlds largest real estate agencys Keller Williams. The move is set to bring greater global reach and improved technology and training for the island-based agency, which started in 2003. The company has rebranded as Keller Williams Bermuda, and will…

The perfect port in a storm

Source: The Royal Gazette Looking to liven a dead space, Mark Soares renovated the former Ordnance Island cruise ship terminal building in time for the Americas Cup. Last month, the Bermuda Yacht Services space played host to ltigtArtworks At The Marinaltigt, featuring the works of six local artists. The exhibition was curated by his…

Town dent Hoods title hopes

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtDandy Town Hornets 3 Robin Hood 1ltbgtDandy Town Hornets put a huge dent in Robin Hoods title defence when they handed their depleted opponents only their second Premier Division defeat of the season at St Johns Field. It was a good way to start the year off, said Kwame Steede,…

“2017 Was Another Solid Year For Exchange”

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX] said that “2017 once again reinforced its position as the global leader and listing venue of preference for issuers of Insurance Linked Securities.” In making the year-end announcement, BSX President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Wojciechowski stated, “In 2017 the BSX built upon its position… Link:

Car Boot Sale To Support School Language Tour

Source: Bernews Cedarbridge Academy will be hosting Car Boot Sale, with the table sale proceeds set to go towards their Foreign Language Tour to Costa Rica and France. The school has two groups traveling compromising of approximately 16 students; the Spanish students will be traveling to Costa Rica while the French students will… Link:

Moura & Associates Join With Keller Williams

Source: Bernews Moura & Associates announced today that they have joined forces with Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, with 173,000 professional agents in over 30 countries and regions. As part of the new franchise agreement, the company has rebranded to Keller Williams Bermuda and will continue… Link:

Squash Club Offer Membership Deal In January

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Squash Racquets Association [BSRA] is offering a membership deal for their club, with a spokesperson saying, “Looking to try something new in 2018? Why not squash? “The BSRA is currently offering membership at $150 per month with no annual commitment, and if you sign up in January you’ll… Link:

‘Penny & Drum’ Online Baby Boutique Opens

Source: Bernews Bermudian Ilona Perry has spent the last ten years in various roles within the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and Montreal including that of screenwriter, location scout, actress, and producer. Her latest project is just as creative, but also utilizes her business sense. Starting January 6th she launched an online… Link:

Results & Video: FTM Mountain Bike Race #4

Source: Bernews [Updated with photos] Seventy-nine mountain bikers along with their families and other spectators braved the cold, windy conditions today [Jan 7] at Admiralty House Park to be a part of the fourth race of the 2017-2018 Furniture Walk Mountain Bike Race Series presented by Gubinelli Mendoza Wines, Arch Insurance &… Link:

Weather Forecast For Monday January 8

Source: Bernews Monday, January 8 is expected to cloudy, with the high to be near 17°C/63°F and the low to be near 16°C/60°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be ENE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 59%. Sunrise will be at 7:21am and sunset will be at… Link:

Perinchief at the double for Trojans

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtSomerset Trojans 2 Young Mens Social Club 1ltbgt Vernon Perinchief scored twice in the first half to make the difference in Somerset Trojans victory over Young Mens Social Club on Saturday night. Somerset were made to sweat a little in the second half when Jahmair Lewis-Trott replied for Social Club,…

Irby, Famous and Darrell meet Carifta goal

Source: The Royal Gazette Three Bermuda athletes reached qualifying standards for the Carifta Games in Bahamas in April, in a track meet against the University of Western Ontario at the National Sports Centre on Saturday. Ashley Irby, who qualified last year for her first Carifta Games but could not compete because of a leg…

Football: Nahki Wells & Reggie Lambe In Action

Source: Bernews Both Nahki Wells and Reggie Lambe were in action this weekend in England, with both their teams taking part in the FA Cup. Reggie Lambe and Carlisle earned an FA Cup third-round replay at Championship club Sheffield Wednesday after a goalless draw at Brunton Park, with Lambe starting for his… Link:

Video: Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Race

Source: Bernews The annual Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Road Race got underway this morning [Jan 7] with runners taking part in a 7.2 mile course between Goslings Headquarters in Hamilton and Fairmont Southampton’s private beach club. The Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Race also includes a competitive walking category, a 3-member team relay,… Link:

Nicholas Christopher To Star In Hamilton Tour

Source: Bernews Bermudian actor Nicholas Christopher continues his impressive career, with his next role to see him starring in the national tour of the hit musical Hamilton, playing the role of Aaron Burr. Christopher currently plays John in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon and played George Washington in Hamilton on Broadway.… Link:

Video: Sunday Jan 7th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews News that Nadanja and Nishanthi presented scholarships awards, Waleed Lightbourne & Janai Coldwell earned BHB scholarships, 58 rowers raised over $3,000 for charity by rowing almost 400 miles, Bermuda welcomes first baby of 2018 and University of Western Ontario & Georgetown University sports teams are training in Bermuda were all… Link:

Veteran reserve police officer dies

Source: The Royal Gazette Long-serving Bermuda Reserve Police officer Dawn Darby yesterday died at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Ms Darby was 55. Michael DeSilva, Commissioner of Police, said Ms Darby will be remembered fondly for her pleasant manner, positive attitude and highly active volunteer service. He added She will be a great…

Video: ‘Silence The Shame’ Panel Discussion

Source: Bernews Savvy Entertainment is hosting music industry executive, author and philanthropist Shanti Das to the island as part of her mental health awareness initiative – Silence the Shame. The collaboration resulted in a panel discussion held this evening [Jan 6] at the Bermuda National Gallery. The 2-hour live video replay is… Link:

Police Appeal: 36-Year-Old Woman [Located]

Source: Bernews [Updated] Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Frederika Russell. A police spokesperson said, “Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Frederika Russell who was last seen at 5am Saturday morning wearing a black long sleeve buttoned up shirt, black jeans and black boots. “Her description:… Link:

Car Overboard, Woman ‘Located Unharmed’

Source: Bernews [Updated: As of 9.15pm, Police confirm the 36 year old woman involved in the car “going overboard in the waters off of Astwood Park has been located unharmed” Police are currently investigating a report of a car submerged in the waters off of Astwood Park/Cove and have cordoned off the… Link:

Video: Injured Crew Members Arrive In Bermuda

Source: Bernews The Panama registered ‘Pegasus Highway’ arrived in Bermuda this afternoon [Jan 6], where the two crew members were disembarked after being injured when the “vessel was hit by a rogue wave during cargo inspections, resulting in both crew members falling.” The two Filipino crew members were injured when, while approximately… Link:

Injured sailors landed in Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Two injured seamen were this afternoon transferred from their ship to Bermuda for hospital treatment after their cargo vessel was hit by a rogue wave. The two men crew on the car carrier Pegasus Highway were rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after they made landfall at Ordnance…

Consumer Price Index: Inflation Decreased

Source: Bernews Consumers paid 1.4% more in October 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 one percentage point from the 1.5% measured in September 2017. This is according to the latest Consumer… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday January 7

Source: Bernews Sunday, January 7 is expected to be cloudy with gusty winds developing during the afternoon, with the high to be near 16°C/60°F and the low to be near 13°C/56°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 71%. Sunrise will… Link:

Driver of car found in sea traced

Source: The Royal Gazette Police tonight traced the driver of a car found submerged in the sea off Warwick. No one was inside the turqoisegrey Chevrolet Aveo when it was pulled from the water at Astwood Cove. But a police bid to track down the cars driver, believed to be Frederika Russell, 36, was…

“Highlight Negative Effects Of Added Sugar”

Source: Bernews “The increased risk of obesity and diabetes is directly linked to the increased amount of sugary drinks that are consumed every day,” Bermuda Diabetes Association Chairperson Debbie Jones said, adding that a “sugar tax will highlight the negative effects of added sugar.” Her comments follow after the Ministry of Health… Link:

Speculation increases linking Bermuda with regatta

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda has again been linked with an international racing circuit being touted about showcasing the foiling catamarans used in the 35th Americas Cup, which the island successfully hosted last year. In an article published by Sail World, Tom Ehman, a former Americas Cup sailor and Oracle Team USA head of…

Leverock on Estonian mission

Source: The Royal Gazette Dant Leverock hopes to reignite his professional career in the unlikely destination of Estonia, where he is on trial at top-flight club Narva Trans. The Bermuda defender was recommended to the team after impressing at a Pro Soccer Academy combine in Florida and is looking forward to returning to a…

Getting your budget back on track

Source: The Royal Gazette Over the past few weeks weve all been busy preparing for the holidays, shopping for the holidays, experiencing the warmth of the holidays. Now that it is all over and the new year is here, it is back to reality. And with it comes the usual monthly bills with credit…

Sport Scoreboard, January 6, 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, January 6, 2017

Gibbons gears up for new chapter

Source: The Royal Gazette Retirement is not something scary for Pastor Sydney Gibbons. Last week the 63-year-old stepped down as the leader of the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church, after a 40-year career. He is now gearing up to start a new chapter in international evangelism. Retirement, for me, feels very freeing, he said. Not…

Let 2018 be the year of embracing gays

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,The first time I realised that there are parents in this world who would prefer that their child was dead in the ground or a criminal, rather than gay, it became crystal clear to me that these people really dont give a hoot about gay people. They dont give…

Video: Jan 6th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Diabetes Association on proposed sugar tax, Ethiopian Orthodox Church invites public to join their Lidet Christmas Service today, Bermudian international Dante Leverock earns trial with Estonian top-tier side JK Narva Trans, Bermuda athletes to compete against University of Western Ontario athletes today, The People’s Campaign released a “Social and Economic Development Blueprint document”, and Chewstick… Link:

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 6

Source: Bernews The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday January 6th. On Saturday the Pegasus Highway vehicles carrier is expected, and on Sunday the Oslo Bulk 8 general cargo ship is scheduled to arrive. On Monday the Oleander container ship… Link:

Oyster Consulting Hires Compliance Consultants

Source: Bernews Oyster Consulting [Bermuda] Ltd. announced that Ian Mutch joined the financial services consulting firm effective yesterday, and Blaine Outerbridge joined the firm in 2017. “Ian Mutch is an industry professional with 20 years of experience in Risk and Compliance in the global banking, insurance, foreign exchange and payment solutions sectors,”… Link:

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Jan 5 2018

Source: Bernews January 5 saw 19,920 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, valued at $129,840.00 BD. 17,600 shares were traded by LOM Financial Limited, closing even at $2.50 per share, while another 2,320 shares were traded by Bank of N.T. Butterfield Ltd, closing 1.4% at $37.00 per share. The BSX finished… Link:

Flight diverted due to winter storm

Source: The Royal Gazette An Air Europa Airlines flight was forced to detour Bermuda after storm conditions made it impossible for the plane to land at New Yorks JFK airport. Ice and winds at JFK forced the airport to close on Thursday as severe winter weather made its way up the East Coast. The…

Bank stocks lifted

Source: The Royal Gazette Bank stocks were in favour on The Royal GazetteBSX Index yesterday. Shares of HSBC Holdings rose by 15 cents, or 1. 45 per cent, to 10. 45 after 6,500 were traded. Butterfield Bank was up 50 cents, or 1. 4 per cent, at 37 after 2,350 shares were exchanged. On…

30 Minute Video: Jan 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:

Weather Forecast For Saturday January 6

Source: Bernews Saturday, January 6 is expected to be cloudy skies, with the high to be near 17°C/62°F and the low to be near 14°C/57°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WNW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 68%. Sunrise will be at 7.20am and sunset will… Link:

Ministry: 14 Bus Runs Cancelled On Friday

Source: Bernews The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this afternoon [Jan 5] with fourteen bus runs cancelled. Related Stories Ministry: One Bus Cancellation For Tuesday Chronology Of Bus Problems In Bermuda Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry:… Link:

Chewstick celebrates 15 years

Source: The Royal Gazette The Chewstick Foundation will tomorrow celebrate its 15-year anniversary. Gavin Smith, executive director, said there had been no way to predict what the charity would become when it was founded. Mr Smith said Looking back, there are things that we may have done differently but the spirit and passion of…

Injured seamen en route to Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette Two injured seamen were today bound for Bermuda after an accident on a car carrier. The Filipino crewmen were injured when the Pegasus Highway was hit by a rogue wave late last night. One suffered lacerations to the face, while the other sustained head, hand and leg injuries. The men…

Chewstick Foundation To Celebrate 15 Years

Source: Bernews The Chewstick Foundation is celebrating their 15th anniversary this Saturday [Jan 6] with a “15th Anniversary Open Mic Reunion” at Spinning Wheel. “Over the past 15 years, The Chewstick Foundation has pioneered creating safe space and encouraged understanding in Bermuda’s diverse cultural landscape,” the organisation said. “Through perseverance and a… Link:

Partying With A Purpose To Help Others

Source: Bernews New Reformed Productions [NRP] founder, Noel Hodgson is no stranger to the entertainment scene in Bermuda having worked in the hospitality industry all of his working life in hotels and various clubs, and he decided to start hosting events but with a purpose beyond just entertaining people. For over 20… Link:

Peoples Campaign issues equality manifesto

Source: The Royal Gazette The Peoples Campaign today issued a manifesto calling on the Government to create a fairer Bermuda. The pressure group instrumental in organising a string of high-profile protests against the former One Bermuda Alliance government wants to implement a series of socio-economic and political policies leading to greater equality, jobs. ..

30 Minute Video: Jan 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:

Weather Forecast For Friday January 5

Source: Bernews Friday, January 5 is expected to be windy with a few showers in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon, with the high to be near 19°C/66°F and the low to be near 15°C/59°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be west. The relative humidity is expected… Link:

Department To Host Free Career Workshops

Source: Bernews Whether you are just starting your career, need assistance with a job search or considering or want to ensure that you’re prepared for a job search, the Department of Workforce Development is offering free career development workshops assist you with career guidance. “The Department’s career development officers have organized monthly… Link:

Ministry: 16 Bus Runs Cancelled On Thursday

Source: Bernews The cancellation of bus runs continue, with the Ministry releasing a list of bus cancellations for this afternoon [Jan 4] with sixteen bus runs cancelled. Related Stories Ministry: One Bus Cancellation For Tuesday Chronology Of Bus Problems In Bermuda Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Friday Ministry: Bus Cancellations For Thursday Ministry:… Link:

Men deny New Years Day robbery

Source: The Royal Gazette hree men yesterday pleaded not guilty to a New Years Day robbery in the car park of the Fairmont Southampton hotel. Kyari Flood, 18, of Devonshire, Zachary Fox, 19, and Jason Symonds, 18, both of Pembroke, all denied the theft of a portable speaker worth 70, an iPhone worth 600…

Public consultation on sugar tax launched

Source: The Royal Gazette Public consultation on the implementation of a proposed sugar tax has begun, the Ministry of Health announced this morning. The initiative was announced in the Throne Speech last September. According to the Ministry, a survey found that 75 per cent of adult residents are overweight, and more than one-third of…

31-Year-Old Treated & Discharged After Collision

Source: Bernews The 31-year-old Warwick man who was injured in a collision on January 1st has been discharged from the hospital after initially receiving treatment in the ICU. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier today [January 4th] the 31-year-old Warwick man injured when the motorcycle he was riding apparently struck… Link:

Experts advise Government on financial risks

Source: The Royal Gazette The Financial Policy Council has advised the Bermuda Government to take a proactive approach in dealing with risks to the islands economy emanating from the Paradise Papers. Bermuda Monetary Authority, the financial regulator, hosted the sixth meeting of the FPC at its offices in November and some details of what…

Goldie new CEO of PC at PartnerRe

Source: The Royal Gazette Charles Goldie is the new chief executive officer of property and casualty at PartnerRe Ltd, following the retirement of Tad Walker. Since 2010, Mr Goldie has headed up PartnerRes specialty lines business, and as a member of the executive management team has been instrumental in establishing the companys long-term strategy…

Fire alarm at Magistrates Court

Source: The Royal Gazette Magistrates Court was evacuated after a fire alarm this morning. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the Dame Lois Browne-Evans building for the incident shortly before 11am. Court proceedings were halted for about 15 minutes as court staff and attendees gathered in the Court Street area while firefighters investigated…

Bermudian pair win new nursing scholarships

Source: The Royal Gazette A pair of Bermudian nursing students studying mental health have won 40,000 scholarships from the Bermuda Hospitals Board. Waleed Lightbourne and Janai Caldwell are the first two students to win the two-year scholarship, funded through donations the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust. While both students have already completed the. ..

Lightbourne & Coldwell Earn BHB Scholarships

Source: Bernews Bermuda Hospitals Board today announces the first two recipients of its mental health scholarship awards as Waleed Lightbourne and Janai Coldwell. “The scholarships were newly established this year and are administered by BHB. This year, they were funded with donations from the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust,” BHB said. “Recipients of… Link:

Police warn of oil spill on North Shore Road

Source: The Royal Gazette Police are this morning warning motorists about an oil spill affecting a long stretch of North Shore Road. According to a police spokesman, the spill extends all the way from St Georges to Flatts, with oil in both the eastern and western lanes. The motoring public is advised to be…

New faces to challenge for titles, says Raynor

Source: The Royal Gazette New champions will be crowned in most of the categories of Bermuda Marathon Weekend, with only marathon winner Bryan Morseman, of the United States, returning to defend his title. Diriba Degefa Yigezu, of Ethiopia, who became only the second runner to win the KPMG Front Street Mile, 10K and half-marathon…

Sport Scoreboard, January 4, 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, January 4, 2017

Horizon Plans To Offer Internet Service After ICO

Source: Bernews Horizon Communications will be offering a cryptocurrency ICO, with an aim to launch fixed wireless internet service in Bermuda in June 2018, with the company describing itself as the “world’s First Telecommunication Company powered by the Ethereum Blockchain.” Horizon Aims To Launch High Speed Internet The company said, “Horizon Communications… Link:

Caution Advised: Oil Spill On North Shore, Flatts

Source: Bernews The police are advising the motoring public to “be cautious” as “there has been an oil spill identified on North Shore Road in Flatts all the way to St. George’s. ” At 7,35am this morning [Jan 4], police spokesperson said, “Please be advised there has been an oil spill identified… Link:

Sompo International To Acquire Lexon Surety

Source: Bernews Sompo International, a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced that its U.S. Insurance platform has reached an agreement to purchase the operating subsidiaries of Lexon Surety Group LLC. Lexon, the second largest independent surety insurer in the U.S., is comprised of Lexon Insurance Company, Bond… Link:

Video: Jan 4th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Huge winter storm slamming the northeast USA, C-130 military aircraft diverts to Bermuda due to engine failure, seven banned breed dogs  flown overseas to find new homes in the USA, Google reported to have moved $19.2B to a Bermuda company in 2016, panel discussion about mental health awareness titled Silence the Shame,… Link:

Regiment Final Enlistment Night Tomorrow

Source: Bernews The final enlistment night for this year’s Royal Bermuda Regiment Recruit Camp will be held tomorrow night, Thursday, January 4th. RBR Adjutant Major Duncan Simons said it was the last chance to complete enlistment in one easy process. He said: “Anyone considering a career in the RBR should attend – if… Link:

Qatar Re Acquiring Gibraltar-Based Companies

Source: Bernews Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited has signed a sales purchase agreement to buy Markerstudy’s Gibraltar-based insurance companies, namely Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited, Zenith Insurance PLC, St Julians Insurance Company Limited and Ultimate Insurance Company Limited. Markerstudy underwrites more than 5% of the UK motor insurance market, generating premiums of about GBP… Link:

30 Minute Video: Jan 3 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:

Butterfield shares lower on NYSE

Source: The Royal Gazette A total of 600 shares of One Communications traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index, but there was no change to the closing price of 3. The stock was the only one traded on the exchange, which was unchanged at 2,199. 48. On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield…

C-130 Diverts To Island Due To Engine Failure

Source: Bernews A C-130 military aircraft with diverted to Bermuda today [Jan 3] due to engine failure. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said they were contacted by New York Air Traffic Control reporting that a C-130 military aircraft with 12 persons on-board was diverting to Bermuda due to engine failure. “BMOC… Link:

Weather Forecast For Thursday January 4

Source: Bernews Thursday, January 4 is expected to be windy with showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then skies turning partly cloudy late, with the high to be near 23°C/73°F and the low to be near 18°C/64°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SW. The relative humidity is expected… Link:

Severe winter storm to disrupt US travel

Source: The Royal Gazette Travel from Bermuda to the United States East Coast is likely to be affected as bitter winter weather blankets the area throughout the coming days. The system, dubbed Winter Storm Grayson, could bring up to a foot of snow to Boston tomorrow, and half a foot of snow across the…

Sompo buys major US surety insurer

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian-based Sompo Internationals US insurance platform has reached an agreement to buy the operating subsidiaries of Lexon Surety Group. Lexon, the second largest independent surety insurer in the US, is comprised of Lexon Insurance Company, Bond Safeguard Insurance Company, and Fortress National Group LLC. The group has. .. Link:

BTA joins forces with Canadian firm

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Tourism Authority has teamed up with Connect WorldWide Canada to promote the island. Now CWW Canada will serve as the BTAs new public relations, marketing and business groups representation agency in Canada. A BTA spokesman said CWW Canada will launch an integrated marketing campaign called #OutHere365 to highlight.…

Military cargo plane diverts to Bermuda

Source: The Royal Gazette A military aircraft was diverted to Bermuda this morning after it suffered an engine failure. The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre was contacted by New York Air Traffic Control at around 6am today to tell them that a C-130 Hercules with 12 people on-board was headed to Bermuda. The aircraft landed…

‘Illegal’ Dogs Flown Overseas To Be Rehomed

Source: Bernews Yesterday evening seven ‘illegal’ dogs were flown overseas via Cargojet in the hopes of finding them new homes in the United States. “This initiative was led by the Ministry of Home Affairs and a nonprofit no-kill rescue organization in Massachusetts called ‘Angels Helping Animals’, who came together to find an… Link:

Will Governor Sign Domestic Partnership Bill?

Source: Bernews Reprehensible but not unconstitutional, between a rock and a hard place, the Bill will be reluctantly signed into law, hoping that the Bill is rejected by the Governor, and asking why we want to follow directives from a European colonial power, were some of the responses when Bernews asked a… Link:

Lawyer Potts made English QC

Source: The Royal Gazette A Bermudian-based lawyer has become an English Queens Counsel in a ground-breaking achievement for the Bermuda Bar. Alex Potts, of Kennedys Chudleigh in Hamilton, became a QC, known as taking silk as QCs trade in cotton gowns for silk ones, after a tough selection process earlier this month. Mr Potts…

Ratteray-Smith brothers help Trojans to festive title

Source: The Royal Gazette Jaz and Jaaden Ratteray-Smith scored in each half as Somerset Trojans survived a late fightback by BAA to win 2-1 in the Expansion League Festive Tournament final at Goose Gosling Field last night. Jaaden Ratteray-Smith gave Trojans a two-goal cushion when he doubled their lead six minutes into the second…

Confused over immigration issue

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,I cannot understand what immigration has to do with human rights. You cannot go to America, Canada or anywhere in Europe and demand citizenship on human rights grounds. Dont think for one moment that they wont think twice about shipping you right back from where you came, you had…

Rate rises less than reinsurers hoped for

Source: The Royal Gazette Reinsurers saw lower rate increases than they had hoped for after one of the biggest insured loss years on record during the January 1 renewals, a leading broker has reported. Willis Re, in its report entitled ltigtExtreme Weather Calm Marketltigt, said pricing across global property catastrophe and risk programs was…

Google shifted 19bn to Bermuda in 2016

Source: The Royal Gazette Google uses two structures, known as a Double Irish and a Dutch Sandwich, to shield the majority of its international profits from taxation. The set-up involves shifting revenue from one Irish subsidiary to a Dutch company with no employees, and then on to a Bermuda mailbox owned by another Ireland-registered…

UVM To Relocate Captive Insurance Company

Source: Bernews The University of Vermont Health Network will be moving its captive insurance company to Vermont from Bermuda. The UVM Health Network website said, “The action comes as the result of a unanimous decision by the Board of Directors of VMC Indemnity Company, Ltd., the health network subsidiary that provides medical… Link:

Column: Eight Habits Of A Wealthy Person

Source: Bernews [Written by Carla Seely] Lots of articles are being written that clearly show the rich are getting richer. They also describe how the middle class [meaning the majority of us] are working harder and longer than we did a decade ago but, ironically, have less disposable monthly income. There is an… Link:

Fifty-Eight Rowers Raise $3,000 For Charity

Source: Bernews Fifty-eight rowers raised more than $3,000 for a local charity last month by rowing almost 400 miles. The rowers from LifeThyme CrossFit, CrossFit BDA, Beyond Fit, the Bermuda Rowing Association, and a team of Warwick Academy students each tackled 40 kilometers in teams of four and two on rowing machines… Link:

Photos: Shield Football Final Rangers vs Lions

Source: Bernews Southampton Rangers defeated the Paget Lions 2 – 1 at the Wellington Oval on New Year’s Day [Jan 1] in the Bermuda Football Association’s Shield Final derby. Southampton Rangers 2 Paget Lions 1 This Shield Final derby between the Southampton Rangers and Paget Lions was always going to be an… Link:

Restaurant Weeks Set For Jan 11 To Feb 4

Source: Bernews Bermuda Restaurant Weeks is set to return this year, due to run from January 11 through February 4, 2018, giving people the opportunity to indulge in culinary offerings, with more than three dozen participating restaurants island-wide. The Bermuda Tourism Authority website said, “Celebrate the island’s unique food culture with Bermudian-inspired… Link:

Argus shares up 2.6

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Argus Group improved by 10 cents, or 2. 6 per cent, to 3. 95 after 5,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. BFampM Limited lost ground, closing 25 cents lower, of 1. 4 per cent, at 17 after 3,800 shares were exchanged. Also falling was Ascendant Group, down…

30 Minute Video: Jan 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:

School bus runs cancelled

Source: The Royal Gazette Dedicated school buses will not be available to pupils over the near future, Government announced this evening. A Ministry of Transport spokesman said buses for Berkeley Institute and CedarBridge Academy could not be provided due to a diminished fleet. The news came as public schools prepare to return tomorrow and…

Weather Forecast For Wednesday January 3

Source: Bernews Wednesday, January 3 is expected to see rain showers early with a steady, soaking rain later in the day and increasing winds, with the high to be near 19°C/66°F and the low to be near 18°C/65°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be east. The relative humidity is… Link:

“Continue To Work With A Diminished Fleet”

Source: Bernews “The Department of Public Transportation wishes to advise parents that they are unable to provide dedicated school buses in the near future, as they continue to work with a diminished fleet,” the Ministry said this afternoon. “Buses specifically for students of the Berkeley Institute and Cedarbridge Academy cannot be offered… Link:

Man stable after Hamilton Parish crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A 31-year-old man is stable at the hospitals Intensive Care Unit after a crash last night near Francis Patton Primary School, according to police. The injured man, who is believed to be from Warwick, was riding a motorcycle when he struck a wall along North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish…

Charity status reminder

Source: The Royal Gazette The Registrar General today warned the public that it is illegal to solicit money for charitable causes if not a registered charity. Aubrey Pennyman said it was an offence for anyone, other than a registered charity or person acting on behalf of a charity, to solicit or receive a donation…

Fairmont victim in ICU, say police

Source: The Royal Gazette A 23-year-old man is stable in the hospitals Intensive Care Unit after being assaulted during a violent New Years Eve at the Fairmont Southampton, according to police. A police spokesman confirmed that three men remain in police custody after the disturbances, in which broken glass was left strewn in the…

Rowers raise cash for breakfast programme

Source: The Royal Gazette A group of 58 rowers raised more than 3,000 for charity by clocking up almost 400 miles. The rowers from LifeThyme CrossFit, CrossFit BDA, Beyond Fit, the Bermuda Rowing Association, and a team of Warwick Academy students each tackled 40 kilometres in teams of four and two on rowing machines.…

Burglar loses appeal against conviction

Source: The Royal Gazette A man jailed in connection to an armed robbery has lost an appeal against his conviction. Detre Ford was convicted in the Supreme Court of both possessing a prohibited weapon and aggravated burglary. However, through defence lawyer Susan Mulligan, he argued that a late change in lawyers and the handling…

Burt vows to listen in 2018 message

Source: The Royal Gazette David Burt has vowed to communicate and listen more as the Progressive Labour Party tackles inequality in 2018. Delivering his new years message yesterday, the Premier said introducing a living wage and reducing the high cost of living in Bermuda would be key goals for the next 12 months. He…

‘There Is Nothing Excessive About The Sentence’

Source: Bernews The Court has dismissed an appeal by Detre Ford — who was sentenced to 12 years after being convicted of aggravated burglary and possession of a prohibited weapon — saying “there is nothing excessive about the sentence of 12 years imprisonment.” The ruling said, “On 17th May, 2017 the Appellant,… Link:

A celebration of fatherhood

Source: The Royal Gazette Breaking up is hard to do. Ask Fathers United. The groups 40 members met once a month for 41 years until it disbanded in 2015. Even though age and declining health had reduced the numbers, the eight who remain still question if it was the right move. The problem is,…

One man to blame for Bill hold-up

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,If my memory serves me correctly, we did have a referendum on the issue of gay marriage not too long ago. Am I right? Maybe you could help me here because I am a bit confused. I am of the understanding that the results of that referendum showed that…

Bermuda Harness Pony Stakes Racing Results

Source: Bernews Harness Racing continued at the National Equestrian Center on Vesey Street on New Years Day. Tyler Lopes who is home for the holiday’s after a period of time in Belgium competing alongside Jillian Terceira and Patrick Nisbett took to the track. Kiwon Waldron in the bike of Special Gold broke… Link:

Bermuda Marathon Weekend Starts January 12

Source: Bernews Numerous runners will be hitting the streets when the Bermuda Marathon Weekend takes place from January 12th to 14th; with the Front Street Mile to be held on Friday, January 12th, the 10K on Saturday, January 13th and the Bermuda Half Marathon and Marathon on Sunday. Information from the official website… Link:

AGER Announces Deconsolidation From Athene

Source: Bernews AGER Bermuda Holding Ltd., the holding company of Athene Holding Ltd.’s European operations announces its deconsolidation from Athene Holding Ltd.. AGER’s successful capital raise in April 2017, representing approximately €2.2 billion, laid the foundation for growth in Europe and was an important step toward AGER’s goal of becoming the premier… Link:

2018 Starts Off With Two Full Moons In January

Source: Bernews January is a very special month for lunar observers as the first month of 2018 will feature two full moons and a total lunar eclipse, or “blood moon.” When two full Moons occur within one calendar month, the second is called a Blue Moon. In January 2018, a Blue Moon… Link:

Motorcyclist Injured In Hamilton Parish Collision

Source: Bernews Emergency services responded to a collision tonight [Jan 1] on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish, which resulted in a motorcyclist being injured and transported to hospital. A police spokesperson said, “At 8:25am on Monday, January 1, police and other first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision… Link:

Motorcyclist crashes into wall on North Shore

Source: The Royal Gazette A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish, this evening. The 31-year-old Warwick man hit a wall as he overtook traffic near the bus stop opposite Francis Patton Primary School, at about 8. 25pm. He was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where…

Photos: New Year’s Eve Party In Hamilton

Source: Bernews Helping to celebrate the beginning of a new year, the City of Hamilton hosted a New Year’s Eve party on Front Street in Hamilton, which got underway with the showing of the ‘Descendants 2′ movie, and was then followed by local entertainment and a performance from international recording artist Keri… Link:

Football: PHC Zebras Win Friendship Trophy

Source: Bernews PHC Zebras are the Friendship Trophy Champions after defeating the North Village Rams by a score of 2 – 0 in the Friendship Football Finals held today [Jan 1] at the Wellington Oval in St George’s. Related Stories Photos, Video & Results: Cycling Criterium Photos, Video & Results: Motocross Racing… Link:

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